May 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Lack of lifeguards affects area pools

Many pools in the county, which are opening for the season this weekend, have struggled to find lifeguards due to lack of Red Cross instructor accessibility.  Kristen Musselman, pool manager of Isett Community Swimming Pool, explained that the h More...

Memorial Day events planned across county

Wright Cemetery

Nancy MacNamara of James Creek (Newburg area) will deliver the Memorial Day speech at the Wright Ceme- tery, 15270 Harmon y Church Road, Huntingdon, at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30.  More...

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Local News

Shirley Twp. supervisors hear PSP update

The Shirley Township board of supervisors heard a brief update from state police during its meeting Thursday night.  Sgt. More...

Broad Top City Borough no longer grant eligible

Broad Top City Borough Council learned Thursday evening the borough and is entities are no longer eligible for any type of county block grant funding.  More...

Knightsville

Memorial Day services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Cornelius Chapel Cemetery, one-half mile north of Knightsville on Route 655.   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Commander elected to lead American Legion Post 24

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon’s chief burgess, George W. Fisher, issued a proclamation calling on all residents to turn out for Memorial Day and to display the American flag. Services are planned for May 30.  More...

Local Sports

Hornets down Wildcats 12-5

District 6-A Semifinal:

Juniata Valley displayed plenty of intestinal fortitude as it battled Homer-Center in a District 6-A semifinal contest Thursday. More...

Tigers eliminate Bearcats 4-3

District 6-AAA Semifinal:

Huntingdon scored twice in the top of the sixth inning to tie its District 6-AAA semifinal game with Hollidaysburg at 3-3. More...

Curve rally for 3-2 win

Erich Weiss delivered a pinch-hit, two-run single to left field to walk the Altoona Curve off for the first time this season against the Akron RubberDucks 3-2 Thursday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Paul Allen McClellan, 696 Spring St., Mapleton, and Darlene Larue Varner, also of Mapleton.  Zachary Todd Booher, 10761 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon, and Taylor Elizabeth Stewart, also of Huntingdon.  Timothy William Cypher, 11739 Green More...

Area native at forefront of prenatal care movement

A Huntingdon native is at the forefront of a new movement in prenatal care as one of only 30 CenteringPregnancy facilitator trainers in the nation.  Heidi Walker works as a nurse for the United States Navy at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in North More...

Painting to aid the Bob Perks Fund

Aliyah Smith, center, hosted a “Mommy and Me” paint night May 15 at the Captain Jack Lions Club in Mill Creek to raise funds for the Bob Perks Fund, which aids local cancer patients finan More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 5:06 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 28, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Pleasant temps expected locally

As folks head out to picnics, celebrations and events this Memorial Day weekend, the weather will be a welcome contrast to the cool, rainy days the area has experienced the last few weeks.  Tom Kines, meteorologist with Accuweather.com, said fol More...

JV superintendent to leave position

An area school administrator has accepted a position in another school district.  Juniata Valley School District superintendent David Christopher was approved as assistant superintendent for North Allegheny School District in Pittsburgh by the d More...

Heavy holiday weekend traffic expected

The official kick off to the summer season begins this weekend as people take to the roads to observe Memorial Day, which is expected to be one of the busiest in recent history.  According to Doni Lee Speigel, public relations manager for AAA Ce More...

State  Free Access 

First US case found of germ resistance to drug

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday.  More...

‘Infamous’ yearbook quotes prompt school district apology

LEETSDALE (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has apologized after quotes from Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and an Islamic State leader were printed in the graduating class section of this year’s high school yearbook.  More...

Man convicted of killing lawmaker’s sisters gets life term

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man convicted of killing two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole after a jury deadlocked on whether he should get the death penalty.  In Pennsylvania, a jury must un More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 27   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Serena, Venus both win 6-2, 6-1 decisions

PARIS (AP) — First it was Serena Williams’ turn to overpower an opponent 6-2, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.  Shortly after that was over Thursday, her older sister Venus entered the very same French Open arena and won by the very sam More...

Sparks edge Sun 77-72

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Molder leads by one at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Bryce Molder birdied six of his last nine holes for a 6-under 64 and a one-stroke lead Thursday after the first round of the Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial.  More...

Religion News

HAHS Alumni Association plans annual banquet

The Huntingdon Area High School Alumni Association recently met at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon, to make the final plans and arrangements for the annual banquet Saturday, June 18.  It will be held at the Smithfield Fire Hall and More...

School News

Juniata College holds commencement

Three hundred and fifty nine seniors were awarded bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees May 14 during ceremonies marking Juniata College’s 138th commencement. More...

Students recognized for achievement

The following students are among approximately 890 Bob Jones University students named to the dean’s list for academic achievement during the spring 2016 semester. More...

Penn College dean’s list announced

The Pennsylvania College of Technology dean’s list includes all full-time students who have a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or better. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Dealing with uninvited tag-alongs

Dear Annie: There is a couple that socializes with us and our friends. They constantly drop hints that their adult children (living at home) should be invited to our events. They say things like, “Becky would really enjoy coming to your house. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Social media deal

Dear Heloise: I’m on SOCIAL MEDIA much more than my husband is. One Saturday, he asked me how I know whether a “deal” on the Internet is a good one to consider.  More...

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