May 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon water plant work nears end

After three years of work, Huntingdon Borough’s water treatment facility upgrades should be complete by Monday, May 9.  Borough engineer Kevin Nester told council’s water and sewer committee Thursday, he believes the April 29 substan More...

Local News

Judge sentences DUI defendants in court

A Huntingdon man charged in two drunk driving incidents in Henderson Township in the past two years was sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

YFC No. 3 resident fails to return

State police at Huntingdon continue to investigate the reported escape of a resident from Youth Forestry Camp No. 3 located at 4534 Tar Kiln Road in Todd Township May 3.  More...

Area brief

Game Commission announces Hunter-Trapper Education classes   HUNTINGDON CO. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Event raises funds for Beacon Lodge Camp

75 Years Ago  State Treasurer F. Clair Ross will make the 18th of a series of radio addresses explaining the administration of state departments during the James administration.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 6   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Zobrist powers Cubs to 5-2 win

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks pitched six scoreless innings, Ben Zobrist drove in four runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series between two of baseball’s hottest tea More...

Baffert under radar with 2016 entry

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert feels under the radar with his latest horse at the Kentucky Derby. More...

Raptors down Heat 96-92

TORONTO (AP) — This time, overtime went the way of the Toronto Raptors.  Jonas Valanciunas made sure of it.  DeMarre Carroll scored 21 points, Valanciunas had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors beat the Miami Heat 96-92 on Thu More...

Annie's Mailbox

Maintain contact with grandkids

Dear Annie: My married daughter has decided to estrange herself from her stepfather and me. We have not spoken since she rudely shrugged me off at her son’s graduation party last June. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Solution in one letter

Dear Heloise: I’ve read a few hints in our paper about knowing the difference between the PULL CHAINS on ceiling fans. More...

Loans available for septic repair

In an effort to aid homeowners in the county, several state agencies are coming together to make it easier to afford building or repairing on-lot septic systems.  More...

Quiz bowl team headed to Texas

Five students from the National Academic Quiz Bowl (NAQB) team at Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) will be competing in the national tournament in Dallas, Texas, later this month.  More...

MU leaders hear wall project update

During a presentation by the borough’s engineer Wednesday night, Mount Union council members got a preview of what the Pennsylvania Avenue wall will look like once it’s replaced.  Brian Wiser of Keller Engineers shared an artist&rsqu More...

Shade Gap Borough gets LED streetlights

Shade Gap Borough is the first municipality to install the streetlight of the future.  “Back in October, FirstEnergy held a meeting in State College to discuss LED street lights,” explained Bob Benson, Shade Gap Borough secretary. More...

State  Free Access 

Insurer says child told Paterno in ‘76 Sandusky molested him

HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge said that insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky, Pennlive.com reported Thursday.  More...

Retaining wall, parking lot collapse onto businesses below

HARRISBURG (AP) — A concrete retaining wall supporting a surface parking lot collapsed in Pennsylvania onto two businesses below, authorities said.  The ground supporting the wall adjacent to the Mulberry Street Bridge gave way Thursday af More...

Penn State expected to pass plan to allow alcohol sales

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A committee of Penn State trustees says some fans should be able to buy alcohol at the university’s football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.  The proposal recommended on Thursday is More...

Local Sports

Bearcats, Trojans and Rockets earn victories

High School Softball:

Huntingdon 3, Altoona 0   More...

Southern downs Cardinals 6-1

The Southern Huntingdon baseball team continues to play well, completing the season sweep of Forbes Road in a 6-1 Inter-County Conference South victory at home Thursday afternoon.  The Rockets have won eight of the last nine outings to improve t More...

Mount Union blanks Valley

High School Baseball:

Pitching highlighted the contest between Mount Union and Juniata Valley Thursday in Alexandria. Trojan senior Drew Harshbarger worked an impressive two-hitter and drove in three runs as Mount Union downed the Green Hornets 6-0.  More...

People/Pastimes

Family research yields entertaining find

While researching a branch of their family tree, members of a family with roots in Three Springs discovered relatives who cultivated a burlesque empire at the turn of the century.  Elizabeth Morningstar of Hesston and her brother-inlaw, Tom Morn More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Gwen Tharp who turns 8 years old today, Friday, May 6, 2016. She lives with her proud parents, Pat and Kristina Tharp, and her little brother, John, in Huntingdon. More...

Locks of Love

Dorothy Clinger of Petersburg donated a length of her hair to Locks of Love at In Style Styling Salon, Huntingdon, with assistance from stylist Penny Miller. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 7, 2016:  More...

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