May 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

College student enacted change

The “courage to act” is a virtue Juniata College encourages in its students and one exemplified by Connor Hunter   Kysor of Huntingdon, who will receive a degree today along with the rest of the Class of 2016 at the 138th commencemen More...

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Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Crystal Teeters  Date of Birth: Jan. More...

HCCTC senior awards presented during ceremony

It was a special night for 78 high school seniors and eight post-secondary students as they received their certifications from the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) during the senior awards ceremony Thursday night at Juniata Vall More...

Area brief

Free programs at Cowans Gap State Park

TODD TWP., FULTON CO. — The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming public programming:  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, May 14   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 15   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lightning down Pens 3-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning’s 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night may have come at a heavy price.  More...

Kings sign Darryl Sutter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings and coach Darryl Sutter have agreed to a multiyear contract extension that begins in the fall.  The two-time Stanley Cup champion coach reached an agreement that is reportedly for two more seasons w More...

Day in firm control at Players tourney

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jason Day finished with two big birdies as the sky darkened Friday to reach 14 under and stay in firm control of The Players Championship.  More...

Religion News

Historic church home to president’s pastor

The family of the Rev. William Brown and wife, Mary Jane, of the Historic Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, had four sons, Clyde, W. Malcolm, Paul and Joseph.  More...

Concert to take place at Upper Tuscarora

The Rev. Clyde Brown expects to return home with friends from Huntingdon for the recently announced WCU Artist series at Upper Tuscarora by Dr. More...

First Communion

Seven children at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huntingdon, recently celebrated their first communion May 1 and helped Rev. Suzanne Morelli bake bread for the occasion. More...

Annie's Mailbox

An outpouring of sympathetic, caring letters

Dear Annie: I read the letter from “The Family Mistake,” the 12- year- old boy whose nearest sibling is 29. More...

Doctor K

Cure for the common cold is not coming soon

DEAR DOCTOR K: Is there any way to prevent a cold?  DEAR READER: Now, there’s a short, simple question. If only I had a short, simple answer.  Colds are caused by viruses — more than 200 different types. More...

Special Sections

Transit plan input sought

The public transit plan (PTP) is now open for public input and will remain open for 30 days. The plan will seek improvement of public transportation in Bedford, Somerset, Fulton and Huntingdon counties.  More...

Disease management area grows

The Game Commission has announced Disease Management Area (DMA) 2 will be expanded.  During 2015, chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in 12 additional freeranging white-tailed deer. More...

New 14th St. Sheetz to be open 24 hours

Despite the 14th Street Sheetz store’s long-standing history as the only one in the chain not open round the clock, when it reopens in August, the location will be open for business 24 hours a day.  More...

Writing program bridges generation gap

Age wasn’t important Friday as two hugely different generations met at Westminster Woods in Huntingdon in the culmination of a six-month pen pal program.  Students from Sarah Cox’s fourthgrade class at Juniata Valley Elementary Scho More...

World  Free Access 

A bloodbath of shows axed for new ones to debut next season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn’t quite the Red Wedding, but Thursday brought viewers news of more than a dozen prime-time shows being axed to make room for new programs next season.  More...

Late night comic launches ‘campaign’ for VP

NEW YORK (AP) — Latenight comic Jimmy Kimmel says he’s looking for a new job — vice president of the United States.  The ABC jokester launched his “campaign” on his show Thursday with a speech on Hollywood Boulevard More...

Facebook delivers scoop on how it delivers news

NEW YORK (AP) — Will “Trending topics” become a “trending” topic on Facebook? More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Extensive search continues for kidnapped teenager

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County will send 70 young men between the ages of 21 and 35, inclusive, registered under the selective service act, to army examination stations for final physical checkups between May 21 and June 21, according to an ann More...

Local Sports

Random Thoughts from Jeff Norris

With Mother’s Day behind us and weather people throwing around epithets like possibility of frost and maybe even snow flurries this weekend, there’s only one explanation — it’s time to gear up for the spring postseason tournam More...

’Cats top Central 4-1; win Mountain League

High School Baseball:

Huntingdon found itself with its back against the wall as the season neared its end and the playoffs were not a sure thing. More...

Curve rally for four in ninth to win 5-2

The Altoona Curve rallied with four runs in the top of the ninth to come back and beat the Richmond Flying Squirrels 5-2 Friday night at The Diamond. More...

People/Pastimes

VFW patriotic art contest winners announced

Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest.  More...

Little Jewels Academy

Students at Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, recently participated in a food drive and visited the local food bank to learn about the services there and to deliver their donations. More...

Licensed to Wed

Leondrei B. Fenderson, 539 Reservior St., Mapleton, and Renata Jean Trice, also of Mapleton.  Jessie Ivan Harper, 29 W. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Virgo if born before 1:33 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 16, 2016:  More...

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