April 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Partnership ensures safety in homes

Fire companies and the American Red Cross are accustomed to partnering to aid people in the face of loss following fires, but, as part of a national program, the partnership has extended to fire fatality prevention.  Volunteers from the Mapleton More...

Unclaimed property ad in today’s edition

Huntingdon County residents may have unclaimed property within the state Department of Treasury and they may not even know it yet. More...

Local News

Volunteers help prep downtown

John Hyde, head of the Boomtown Huntingdon beautification committee, spread mulch donated by Laney’s Feed Mill around trees in downtown Huntingdon Saturday as part of efforts to spruce up the a More...

Police Log

DUI PORTER TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report charges are pending against a 31-year-old Port Matilda man who was found operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol on William Penn Highway at 12:09 a.m. Sunday. Burglary More...

Free programs at Cowans Gap State Park

TO DD TWP., FULTO N CO. — The following upcoming public programming has been announced at Cowans Gap State Park. More...

General News

White House set to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon clips Tigers 3-2 for title

Huntingdon found itself having to do things the hard way during Saturday’s annual Huntingdon Tournament. More...

Mounties edge ’Cats 1-0 in nine innings

High School Baseball:

One of the truisms in sports is that winning and losing can come down to inches. More...

Bulldogs down Rockets for crown

Southern Huntingdon made it to the final of its tournament Saturday for the fourth year in a row. It was yet another rematch with Claysburg-Kimmel and this time the Rockets lost in the championship 3-0. More...

Hints from Heloise

Mixed messages

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about not having enough towel racks in hotels:  “Dear Heloise: In today’s ecologically correct world, hotels leave notes requesting guests to please reuse towels by hanging them up. More...

Special Sections

Celebrity visits Juniata College

A visit from actor and early childhood education advocate LeVar Burton transported those gathered in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts at Juniata College Sunday morning over the Reading Rainbow.  More...

Famous family once visited inn

Almost 75 years after the Von Trapp family was hosted by the Wald and Henry families at the current Inn at Solvang, the inn played host to a group of performers portraying the famous musical family Sunday.  More...

Complex to become reality

Juniata College officials broke ground Saturday on the $3.5 million Winton Hill Athletic Complex on Cold Springs Road, a project which includes a soccer stadium, tennis courts, locker room, a grandst More...

State  Free Access 

Party spurns US Senate candidate who almost won in 2010

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrat Joe Sestak came tantalizingly close to winning a seat in the U.S. More...

One dead, one ‘cooperating’ after shooting death

NORTH WALES (AP) — Authorities say a dispute between two members of a suburban Philadelphia church during a Sunday worship service ended with one person shooting and killing the other.  More...

Homicide charges filed against kidnapping suspect

ERIE (AP) — An Ohio kidnapping suspect has now been charged with criminal homicide following the death of a woman critically injured in a home invasion at her northwestern Pennsylvania residence.  Twenty-five-year-old Kyle Johnson was arra More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 25 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623. Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Nationals edge Twins 6-5 in 16 innings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper tied it with a pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning, pitcher Oliver Perez put down a bunt in the 15th that kept things going and Chris Heisey homered in the 16th to give the Washington Nationals a wild 6-5 win S More...

Warriors overcome another Curry injury

HOUSTON (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 23 points and the Golden State Warriors set an NBA playoff record with 21 3-pointers to overcome another injury to Stephen Curry and beat the Houston Rockets 121-94 on Sunday for a 3-1 series lead. More...

Washington eliminates Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored, Braden Holtby had 26 saves, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 on Sunday in Game 6 to win the series 4-2 and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.  The Capital More...

People/Pastimes

Westminster Woods honors volunteers

A luncheon was given April 20 to honor and celebrate over 100 volunteers whose dedication of time and service last year enhanced the lives of the many residents at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, who reside in all levels of living.  “Everyo More...

Redbud Quilt Guild plans annual quilt show

The Redbud Quilt Guild is eagerly preparing for the 25th annual Huntingdon Quilt Show Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30. The show will be held at the Huntingdon Community Center at 310 Fifth St., and open to the public from 9 a.m. More...

Special Occasions

April 23, 2016 Happy birthday wishes go out to Lindsay (Hess) Jones of Burlington, Vermont, formerly of Huntingdon, who celebrated her birthday, Saturday, April 23, 2016. Happy birthday, Lindsay! More...

Annie's Mailbox

Dreams always translate to reality

Dear Annie: I am 15 years old and I love your column. Here’s my problem: Ever since I was a little girl, I had one dream — to become an astronaut. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Sagittarius until 7:54 p.m., when the Moon enters the sign of Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 26, 2016: More...

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