May 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

No tax hike shown in MUASD budget

A complete draft of the 2016-17 Mount Union Area School District budget, which does not include a tax increase, was presented to board members for discussion during Monday night’s workshop.  More...

Annual Dirtfest planned for weekend

Dirtfest continues to grow with an estimated 4,000 mountain bikers expected to attend the 7th annual event. Local businesses, organizations, mountain bikers and campers anticipate the weekend of the event Friday, May 20, to Sunday, May 22.  More...

Local News

Carnival opens in MU

Lyrik Bookwalter of Mount Union made a winning toss Monday during the opening night of the annual Mount Union Fire Co. carnival at Upper Municipal Park. More...

Sportmen’s association hosts kids fishing rodeo

For the past eight years, the Spring Creek Sportsmen’s Association has been sponsoring an annual fishing rodeo that has attracted many area youth.  The event was held Saturday at the Spring Creek stream located in the rear of the Calvary I More...

Area brief

Giant alerts customers to voluntary recall of veggie burgers   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bonds: Harper needs to diversify

WASHINGTON (AP) — When pitchers were intentionally walking Barry Bonds more than anyone else in baseball history, his father had simple message for him.  “It’s your fault,” Bobby Bonds told his son. More...

Woods progressing nicely

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Tiger Woods says he’s “progressing nicely” in his return from two surgeries on his back but he’s still not sure when he’ll return to competitive golf.  More...

Syd goes top shelf in OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby wasn’t sure Bryan Rust saw him, so the Pittsburgh Penguins captain gave his impromptu linemate a quick yell just to make sure.  “I tried to let him know I was there,” Crosby said.  More...

People/Pastimes

Juniata College graduate receives AAUW award

Juniata College graduate Kirstin McKenzie is the recipient of the annual Huntingdon Branch of the Association of American University Women (AAUW) award for a Juniata College senior woman from the Huntingdon area. More...

Special Occasions

May 17, 2016  Happy birthday wishes go out to Cody Haubrick of Mapleton who celebrates a birthday today, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Happy birthday, Cody!   More...

Healthy Living

Forget the car… get out your bike!

With more and more of us thinking “green”, the car is often left behind these days to be replaced by the bicycle which is becoming more and more accepted as a popular and, above all, an efficient means of transport.  More...

Fun ways to be a fit family

Obesity is a global epidemic affecting people of all ages. More...

Rules of the road apply to cyclists, too

Riding a bicycle is beneficial for many reasons. Not only does riding a bicycle reduce the number of cars on the road, but such an activity is also great exercise. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Time to say good bye

Dear Annie: Several months ago, my fiancee of two years announced that she wanted to date other people. Although I knew things had not been good between us, I was devastated. More...

Doctor K

Parents must take children’s dental health seriously

DEAR DOCTOR K: I just took my 4-year old to the dentist, and she has three cavities! How can I better care for her teeth? And what can I do for my infant son so he doesn’t end up with cavities, too?  More...

Facility put to new use

Dallco building in Rockhill purchased by local business

A Rockhill building left vacant in October 2013 will be occupied once more as a business based in Huntingdon Borough seeks to utilize the space.  John and Angie Thompson, owners of Thompson’s Candle Co., purchased the former Dallco Industr More...

Talk discontinued for HASD busing

After nearly a month of discussions and meetings, the Huntingdon Area School Board unanimously approved to discontinue discussions on single-tier morning bus runs.  The board also approved to further examine the current runs to make them more ef More...

TMSB members OK prelim plan

Meeting in its regular monthly session Monday evening in East Saxton, the Tussey Mountain School Board gave unanimously approval to a tentative budget of $17.2 million and authorized a memorandum of understanding with Saxton Borough which will provid More...

Motorcycle safety highlighted in May

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month serves as a reminder to motorists and cyclists alike to “share the road” and to “look twice, save a life.”  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Petersburg Legion members to refurbish ‘diamond’

75 Years Ago  The state legislature was asked by Rep. H. David Sarge, R-Lebanon, to have the state take over a portion of township road 1.2 miles long leading from the Indiantown Gap military cantonment to U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, May 17   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

Rockets repeat with win over Devils

ICC Softball Championship:

By TERRY L. SNARE  Assistant Sports Editor  Inter-County Conference North champion Bellwood- Antis didn’t waste anytime taking charge of Monday afternoon’s ICC Championship game at ICC South winner Southern Huntingdon.  More...

Bearcats get past Penns Valley 1-0

Regular Season Softball:

Huntingdon sophomore pitcher Catherine Miller became the school’s all-time strike out queen Monday afternoon when she tossed a no-hitter and fanned 10 batters while out-dueling Penns Valley’s Harley Hess to earn a 1-0 Mountain League vict More...

Tussey pushes past Williamsburg 16-1

Tussey Mountain is picking it up for a final push toward the District 5-A playoffs. More...

Editorial

Free speech is going to the dogs

In most of the developed world, criminal “hate speech” laws are common and frequently applied. More...

Growing chorus says ‘last-in, first-out’ must go

Thousands of Pennsylvania teachers put in extra hours, study the latest education research and work tirelessly to change the lives of students across the state. More...

The power of good information

Barack Obama is clearly itching to join the political wars of 2016. More...

Chatter Box

A life of many blessings

There’s not much more you can ask for in this life than healthy children and although I’m not sure what I’ve done to deserve them, I’ve now been blessed with three.  More...

School News

Local man completes college degree

Nathaniel Reitman graduated from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, May 7, earning a bachelor of health sciences degree with a minor in communication.  While at Duquesne, Reitman was a resident assistant, president of the Ski Club and vice preside More...

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The Southern Huntingdon County High School National Honor Society (SHCHS NHS) recently held its annual election of officers for the 2016-17 school year. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 18, 2016:  More...

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