May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Shelter planning moving forward

Members of the homeless task force met at 15th Street United Methodist Church yesterday to discuss the possibilities of utilizing a permanent facility for the Out of the Cold program.  A facility located in the borough has been suggested and wou More...

5th annual Mount Unity Day is Saturday

Bricktown will unite Saturday at Upper Municipal Park for the fifth annual Mount Unity Day festival.  The festival, which opens at 9 a.m., is under the direction of Planet LoveJoy, the Mount Union Fire Co. and Mount Union Little League.  More...

Local News

Vacant lot to go up for judicial sale

Huntingdon Borough solicitor Richard Wilson informed borough council the property located at the corner of Fifth and Church streets formerly owned by Gene Grove will be put up for judicial sale in the near future.  The property has been a vacant More...

SHCSB vetoes trip, talks policy change

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board turned down a proposal by members of the Class of 2017 to travel to the Bahamas for a class trip during a meeting at the high school/middle school Tuesday.  More...

Police Log

Lost gun   JACKSON TWP. — A man reported to state police at Huntingdon he lost a handgun at Whipple Dam State Park between noon and 2 p.m. May 15. More...

World  Free Access 

Time to ditch Twitter’s 140-character limit?

NEW YORK (AP) — Many Twitter users — and more importantly, the billions more who don’t use Twitter — feel constrained by the company’s somewhat archaic 140-character limit imposed by Twitter. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 19   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pens beat Lightning 4-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Co. More...

Verlander gets 2,000th strikeout in win over Twins

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander struck out 10 batters, including the 2,000th of his career, to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Wednesday. More...

Warriors win to even series

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

People/Pastimes

Mother, daughter donate to Wigs for Kids

Madison Creed of Cassville, 12, left, donated a length of her hair to Wigs for Kids with help from Penny Miller, a stylist at In-Style Styling Salon, Huntingdon. More...

Happy Anniversary

Mount Union couple marks 60th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Howard and Shirley (Matthews) Hoover of Mount Union, who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. More...

Refresh, restore and repair your health

When it comes to your overall health, taking simple steps to keep yourself in good shape is key. More...

School News

Huntingdon woman completes college degree

The family of Kayla Louise Parks, proudly announces her graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There are some difficult choices to make

Dear Annie: I’ve been living with my boyfriend for nine years and we have a son together. Over the 14 years that we’ve known each other, we’ve had our share of problems, but it’s gotten worse in the last couple of years. More...

Doctor K

Probability is high that Zika virus will appear in US

DEAR READERS: In yesterday’s column, I discussed new evidence that the Zika virus probably causes a brain birth defect that leads to small heads and brains (microcephaly). More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM AAA 400

1. Pinkie complaint   Aric Almirola was part of the late-race melee that involved of 18 stock cars. He emerged from the care center complaining of a broken pinky finger. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

What would get you excited about an All-Star Race?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Where’s Kyle?   More...

Senate passes bill for DUIs

A bill requiring first-time DUI offenders to use ignition interlock devices will soon become law.  The state Senate passed SB 290 with a vote of 50-0 Wednesday afternoon that will require convicted drunk drivers with a blood alcohol concentratio More...

PEP committee shows brand concepts

Members of the Huntingdon County Partnership for Economic Progress (PEP) marketing committee officially unveiled three potential branding concepts at a meeting at B&D Acres Farm Wednesday evening.  More...

Commissioners give COG members update

Huntingdon County Commissioners Mark Sather and Scott Walls attended the bimonthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Council of Governments Wednesday night at the Warriors Mark Grange Hall.  The meeting was hosted by Warriors Mark Township Board More...

State  Free Access 

Amtrak victims: Investigative findings hard to believe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victims of last year’s deadly Amtrak derailment aren’t buying the findings of federal investigators that the train’s engineer likely lost his bearings because he was distracted by an incident with a nearby tr More...

News groups seek to unseal court records in Penn State case

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two news organizations asked a Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday to unseal records in the pending criminal case against three former Penn State administrators over their handling of complaints about Jerry Sandusky, who was convict More...

DA lays trail of evidence across floor to murder suspect

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A prosecutor laid a trail of evidence bags, crime scene photos and DNA-stained clothes across a courtroom floor from the jury box to the table where a Pittsburgh man sat accused of killing his neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Shade Gap teen safe after kidnapper killed

75 Years Ago  Damage between $5,000 and $10,000 was done and the town of Fair Hope was blacked out for three hours when a windstorm swept through the nearby Fayette County village, damaging homes and garages and leveling power lines.  More...

Local Sports

Frank Marin receives Stanford Mickle Award

The Juniata Athletic Department held the second annual Alfie Awards Tuesday, May 3, honoring and recognizing the academic and athletic achievements of their 17 varsity sports teams and the cheerleading squad.  More...

Tussey tops Forbes 11-3

High School Softball:

With Tussey Mountain facing a much-needed-win situation all this week, the Titans came out swinging and swinging hard during Wednesday afternoon’s home ICC South/ Sideling Hill League contest with Forbes Road.  More...

District 5-AA track postponed

Due to a “subpar weather forecast and a desire to give athletes the best possible conditions to qualify for states,” the District 5-AA Track & Field Championships were postponed Wednesday.  The meet has been rescheduled for today More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Victor Ellenberger shared a photo of four Bell Telephone employees, who also served in the National Guard, who assisted in the search for Peggy Ann Bradnick 50 years ago. More...

Around the State

Ballot question votes exposed a flaw in our electoral system that we need to fix, May 16   Suppose you went to a restaurant and paid for the buffet. More...

Op-Ed

Post primary election ramblings

The primary election is over and the votes are counted locally and across the country. Baring any unusual political schnanegins, we know which Republicans will be on the fall ballot vying to be our elected officials in Harrisburg and Washington. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Dairy royalty crowned

Katie Anderson of Three Springs was chosen as the 2016-2017 Huntingdon County Dairy princess May 14. More...

Eco-friendly lawns

The natural look is in

Eco-friendly lawns are sprouting up across America as property owners realize they can get better results for less work and money. Some are getting improved drought resistance, too.  More...

Rotarians honor youth

The Huntingdon Rotary Club recognized the achievements of Huntingdon County 4-H and FFA members during its May 17 luncheon meeting. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 20, 2016:  More...

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