May 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay For Life completes 21st year

No amount of rain, chill or clouds could put a damper on the “Dance Party — Dancing for a Cure” at the 21st annual Huntingdon County Relay For Life Saturday at Detwiler Memorial Field, Huntingdon.   More...

PEP marketing group to unveil brand ideas

Members of the Huntingdon County Partnership for Economic Progress (PEP) marketing committee are one step closer to choosing a brand concept to market the county.  Last year, the group held 11 regional workshops all over the county and gained in More...

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Scattering rubbish   SHIRLEY TWP. More...

More scenes from weekend events

Members of the Class of 2016, including Kelvin Abrashoff of Mount Union, center, flipped their tassels during the 138th annual commencement ceremony held Saturday on the lawn of the Halbritter Center More...

News of Yesteryear

Royal Arch Masons to mark 100 years

75 Years Ago  Ira Y. Baker, Gettysburg, district governor of Lions International district 14-C, will be the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Huntingdon Lions Club held in the dining room of Hotel Penn Hunt.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Tempers flair in Texas; Jays win 7-6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A feud simmering since Jose Bautista’s bat flip in last year’s AL Division Series boiled over into a wild brawl in the final game of the season between Toronto and Texas, a 7-6 victory for the Rangers on Sund More...

Liberty open season wtih 79-71 victory

WNBA:

NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar Rodgers scored a career-best 24 points and Tina Charles added 24 to lead New York to a 79-71 victory over the Dallas Wings on Sunday in the Liberty’s home opener Sunday night. More...

Day wins wire-to-wire

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The best field in golf was no match for Jason Day at The Players Championship.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Long-term care facilities; a genuine way of life

For many seniors it’s not an easy decision to leave the family home and embark on the path towards a long-term care facility. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 17, 2016: More...

Amtrak funding could help area

More than two years after Huntingdon County was at risk of losing its Amtrak stop for good, the local need for rail travel continues to grow.  “One of the things we know is that Amtrak does not have additional rolling stock available,&rdqu More...

EMTs, paramedics facing challenges

As National EMS Week is observed from May 15 to Saturday, May 21, there is more to being an emergency medical technician (EMT) or paramedic than making ambulance calls or attending to emergencies.  More...

West Nile Virus monitoring underway

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and other agencies are teaming up once again this year to combat the spread of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania. More...

General News

Subaru tells some owners: Don’t drive them

DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is telling owners of some newer Legacy and Outback vehicles not to drive them because the steering can fail.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, May 16 AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944- 2982. More...

Local Sports

Five area teams enter tournaments

District 6-AA and 6-A Playoffs:

The respective District Chairmen released seedings and brackets for the District 6-AA and 6-A baseball and softball playoffs over the weekend.  More...

Baseball Pairings

Following are the opening round matchups for the District 6-AA and 6-A baseball tournament. Each team’s seed is in parentheses. Games are listed in order of the brackets. All games are at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.   More...

Softball Pairings

Following are the opening round matchups for the District 6-AA and 6-A softball tournament. Each team’s seed is in parentheses. Games are listed in order of the brackets. All games are at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.   More...

People/Pastimes

Mapleton American Legion

The Mapleton Community Swimming Pool received items for its concession stand for the season start up from members of the Mapleton American Legion family. More...

Power down before bedtime

Checking email or flipping through channels instead of sleeping? Playing video games or browsing social media in bed? If you want to catch some quality ZZZs, you should put down that smartphone.  More...

Scholarship applicants sought from TMHS

The Saxton-Liberty High School Alumni Association is offering Tussey Mountain High School graduates the opportunity to receive a scholarship award of $2,500. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t criticize co-worker’s personality

Dear Annie: I have a co-worker who often shows up late, constantly complains about how he doesn’t want to be “here” (in this city, at this job, etc.), spends most of his time reading Facebook posts aloud or trying to chat with the r More...

Hints from Heloise

The rap on wraps

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about newspapers with “wrap-arounds” on the front section.  “My complaint is about the newspaper’s annoying 3/4 page advertising cover of almost every issue of the paper! More...

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