May 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Young wild animals should be left alone

With the arrival of spring and more folks getting outdoors, state Game Commission officials remind people they should not pick up young wild animals.  More...

District leaders study free lunch program

The Mount Union Area School District is taking a serious look at participating in a program that offers free lunch to all district students as part of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Skylar Heaster  Date of Birth: Aug. More...

Creature Feature

A day in the life of shelter staff

We know animal lovers enjoy reading about the cats and dogs at Huntingdon County Humane Society because you tell us so. Thank you! But do you ever wonder what the staff does during a given day at the shelter? If so, read on. More...

Drug, theft cases heard in court

A Mount Union man accused of selling prescription Xanax on the street entered a plea in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, May 7   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  Sunday, May 8   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cubs down Nationals; Kang homers in return

CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist homered twice and Anthony Rizzo added a towering solo shot as the streaking Chicago Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals 8-6 Friday for their fifth straight win.  Zobrist has homered three games in a row. More...

MLB scrubs Puerto Rico series

NEW YORK (AP) — Zika virus concerns have forced the Pirates-Marlins series out of Puerto Rico, with the two games instead shifted to Miami this month.  Major League Baseball and the players’ union made the announcement Friday. More...

Yankees hang on to beat Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) — David Ortiz went wild and got ejected after being called out on strikes with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, then Yankees closer Andrew Miller fanned Hanley Ramirez to preserve New York’s 3-2 win over the Boston Red More...

Religion News

Pastors’ column

Presented by the Huntingdon Forum of Churches

The other evening during the time of devotion I asked, “Does anyone know what Thursday is?” One person said it is May 5. Another said it was someone’s birthday. “Cinco de Mayo” added another. More...

Chinese province orders religion out of school

BEIJING (AP) — A heavily Muslim Chinese province has demanded strict adherence to a ban on religion in schools after a video circulated online in which a kindergartener recites verses from the Quran.  More...

Religion Briefs

Officials: Candles possible cause of NYC church fire   NEW YORK (AP) — Fire department officials say candles may have caused Sunday’s blaze that destroyed a historic New York City church.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mom is going through some rough times

Dear Annie: I am a 15-year-old boy and an only child. I get good grades and my social life is somewhat fair. I have no drama except for one thing — my mom. More...

Doctor K

Same disease causes different symptoms in men than in women

DEAR DOCTOR K: A doctor who specializes in women’s health told my wife that some diseases cause different symptoms in men compared to women. Is that really true?  DEAR READER: Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is yes.  More...

Opposing development

Residents voice objections against resort/marina proposal

The proposed Hawn’s Bridge Marina and Terrace Mountain Resort project has stirred conversation in the county, but not everyone who’s talking supports the development.  More...

Area foresters fight 16-Mile Fire

As a wildfire continues to  rage and spread in northern Alberta, Canada, local foresters are watching carefully,  especially in light of their experiences fighting a severe fire in the Poconos recently.   More...

World  Free Access 

Federal officer in custody after fatal shootings

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal security officer suspected in three fatal shootings outside a high school, a mall and a supermarket in the Washington, D.C., area was arrested Friday, police said. More...

Vinyl revival: Czech record maker aims for global dominance

LODENICE, Czech Republic (AP) — As vinyl records make a global comeback, a little-known Czech company is riding the market surge to establish itself as the world’s biggest record manufacturer, with plans to expand in North America and Asi More...

Five inducted into Blues Hall of Fame

MEMPHIS, Tenn. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Kiwanis Club sponsors field day

75 Years Ago  Plans are complete for the first rural field day meet to be sponsored by the Huntingdon Kiwanis Club. The field day exercises will be held on the new athletic field in Huntingdon.  More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Friday’s series opener between the Altoona Curve and the Richmond Flying Squirrels at Peoples Natural Gas Field has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader today, with the first game beginning at 4 p.m. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Very special happy birthday wishes go out to Haley Ann Ross, who turns 9 years old today, Saturday, May 7, 2016. Haley is the daughter of Marissa Fouse of Saltillo and Justin Ross of Mapleton. More...

Happy Birthday

A NEW TEENAGER! Happy birthday wishes go out to Gwenyth Cortney Simpson who turns 13 years old today, Saturday, May 7, 2016. Her proud parents are B. Neil and Elizabeth Simpson of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Anniversary

Huntingdon couple marks 50th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Randall and Betty (Lancaster) Hall of Huntingdon who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Saturday, May 7, 2016. They were united in marriage in 1966 in Towson, Maryland, by the Rev. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Gemini if born before 1:24 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 9, 2016:  More...

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