June 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Penelec proposes big rate increase

As the warmest weather so far sweeps across the county, Penelec customers may look to conserve energy as the utility announced it would be seeking a rate increase later this month.  More...

HCC summer food program set to begin

Huntingdon Community Center’s summer food program will return under new leadership Monday, June 6, offering free lunches to all children 18 and under.  More...

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Local News

Mount Union Art Guild to exhibit work

The Mount Union Art Guild will host one of its largest exhibits at the Art Space in Huntingdon beginning this evening.  The exhibit, “An Artful State of Mind,” will showcase artwork created by most of the 17 members of the Mount Unio More...

Area brief

County library to hold open house   More...

CYS leader reacts to ChildLine audit

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced that nearly 42,000 calls made to ChildLine, the state’s full-time hot line for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect, went unanswered in 2015. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Reports of body in reservoir untrue according to official

75 Years Ago  On Sunday, the Rev. W.T. Sherwood, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon, will hold his last service of Holy Communion as rector of the church. Rev. Sherwood has accepted a call to a Texas Pastorate.  More...

Local Sports

Outstanding Senior Student/Athletes:

Southern Huntingdon

Kendra Donelson Parents: Michele Chilcote of Saltillo and Tim Donelson of Cassville. More...

Curve hold on to win 5-4 in Akron

The Altoona Curve scored early and held on for a 5-4 win against the Akron Rubber- Ducks Thursday night, taking the rubber game of the threegame set at Canal Park.  The second-place Curve (30-22) closed within 5.5 games of the division-leading R More...

JC day camp registration under way

‘Early Bird’ registration for Juniata men’s basketball annual day camp is currently taking place. From now until July 1, the fee is $160 and includes daily lunch and a camp T-shirt. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

School News

Area sophomore takes part in HOBY conference

Huntingdon Area High School sophomore Madi Buckley of Huntingdon received the opportunity to represent her school at a Hugh O’Brian Youth leadership conference recently.  Each year, sophomores are selected by HOBY in recognition of their l More...

Todd woman wins award

Madison Ramsey of Todd, a senior with a major in anthropology and archaeology, was recently presented with the Lycoming College Durkeim Prize in Anthropology.  The award is presented annually to an outstanding senior who shows excellence in the More...

TMHS Clas of 2016

Sixty-six Tussey Mountain seniors receive diplomas

Memories, laughter, tears and other emotions were shared by 66 graduating Tussey Mountain High School seniors who accepted their long-awaited diplomas during annual commencement services held Thursday evening in the high school gymnasium in East Saxt More...

Annie's Mailbox

Inform tenants dirty rooms are health risk

Dear Annie: Because the cost of living is so high around here, I now rent bedrooms in my home to a couple of young adults in their 20s. It’s almost impossible for them to go out on their own. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Tracking the miles

Dear Heloise: In my business, I travel a lot and have had many different systems for DOCUMENTING MY MILEAGE. The best one that works for me is actually quite easy, and because of it, I’ve been much more consistent with my documentation.  More...

Special Sections

Friends mourn JC grad’s death

Local friends and former coworkers are mourning the tragic loss of a woman they knew as a dynamic, caring and vibrant person.  Ryan “Rae” Benjamin, 24, of Pottstown, Montgomery County, and formerly of Huntingdon, was identified yeste More...

HASD employee charged with abuse

A Huntingdon Area School District para-educator has been charged in connection with allegations of the abuse of a nonverbal, autistic child under her care at Standing Stone Elementary School. More...

Second Tee grows to include more districts

Efforts by local golfers to start a golf program focusing on fundamental core values and healthy life habits has grown, helping elementary students overcome the fairways of life.  More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf calls request for heroin treatment ‘a start’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. More...

Family sues Amtrak over death of rail worker struck by train

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer filing suit over a fatal Amtrak crash blamed a “colossal miscommunication” for the deaths of two rail workers killed when a train traveling 106 mph struck a backhoe on the same track.  More...

Driverless car demo’d as state bill, task force press on

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Think of it as driver education with the car as the student and you as the instructor.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, June 3   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cavs contain ‘Splash Brothers’

Warriors still win game 104-89

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry realizes every last man on the bench can mean so much to winning a championship.  More...

Serena survives tough quarter

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams’ chest was heaving between points. Her footwork wasn’t quite right. Her misses kept coming, until she was a set and a break down in the French Open quarterfinals.  More...

Graduate transfers: collegiate free agency?

Akeel Lynch went from starter to backup at Penn State last season as freshman Saquon Barkley emerged as one of the best running backs in the country.  Facing the prospect of spending most of his final season of college eligibility on the sidelin More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Donaldson-Fortney

Ashley Fortney and John Donaldson Jr., both of Mount Union, were united in marriage Saturday, April 16, 2016, during an outdoor ceremony held at the old schoolhouse grounds in Shirleysburg. The Rev. Sandi Laird Snyder presided over the 4 p.m. More...

Annual Children’s Health Fair held

The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital hosted the 32nd annual Children’s Health Fair May 20 at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC).  More...

Teen girls learn about etiquette

The Big Brothers/Big Sisters SMART Girls program, a teen girl mentoring program, hosted an etiquette dinner at Mimi’s Restaurant, Huntingdon, May 12 with speaker Jennifer Troha. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, June 4, 2016:  More...

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