June 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax credit funds aid HCC camps

With funds from the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, the Huntingdon Community Center will be hosting a brand new event this year geared toward elementary and middle school aged children in the area. More...

In full bloom

Standing Stone Garden Club members Lynn Kurz, left, and Sue Quinn examine an award-winning foxglove entry at the club’s standard flower show, “June is Busting Out All Over,” open to More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: John Trimer  Date of Birth: Sept. More...

Smithfield Township levee project moves forward

During the monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Smithfield Township grants administrator Maureen Safko informed the supervisors the rehabilitation project for the Smithfield Township levee is close to starting.  More...

Huntingdon high school cameras to be replaced

During a very brief special meeting of the Huntingdon Area School Board Monday night, the board unanimously approved Bettwy Systems of Duncansville to replace the current cameras at the high school.  The cost to the district will be $57,000.&nbs More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon woman named director of arts council

75 Years Ago  The Pennsylvania Industrial School at Huntingdon was requisitioned today for 160 youths to be transferred to the new industrial school at White Hill, near Harrisburg. More...

Local Sports

Reading tops Curve 9-2

Austin Meadows doubled to extend his hitting streak to 19 games, but the Reading Fightin Phils blasted four homers to beat the Altoona Curve 9-2. More...

Berger shoots 64 to lead by three

Daniel Berger shot a season best 6-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee.  More...

People/Pastimes

Mount Union Alumni Association holds annual banquet

The Mount Union Area Schools Alumni Association (MUASAA) held its 28th annual banquet meeting at the Mount Union Area High School May 28.  Following the social hour, dinner was served in the cafeteria.  More...

Religion News

Evangelicals feel alienated, anxious amid declining clout

BENTON, Kentucky (AP) — Pastor Richie Clendenen stepped away from the pulpit, microphone in hand. He walked the aisles of the Christian Fellowship Church, his voice rising to describe the perils believers face in 21st-century America.  More...

Speaker to share account of kidnapping ordeal

Peggy Ann (Bradnick) Jackson of Three Springs will share her message of faith, forgiveness and resilience during the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 12, at Harmony Church of God, located on Lorry Road, Calvin.  More...

Religion Briefs

Southern Baptists see ninth year of decline   NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, June 13, 2016:  More...

New DUI law to aid offenders

The new ignition interlock law signed by Gov. More...

Agency to assist local businesses

In a response to a survey conducted last year, Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAPDC) has created a new position with the aim of helping small businesses in the area. More...

Electric companies work to maintain trees

Electrical outages due to trees and limbs coming in contact with utility wires are common this time of year, leaving companies like Penelec and Valley Rural Electric Cooperative with the task of restoring power for customers.  While some of the More...

World  Free Access 

Obama widens US Afghan role in final months in office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Far from ending the two wars he inherited from the Bush administration, Barack Obama is wrestling with an expanded set of conflicts in the final months of his presidency, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Libya and Syria, with no e More...

A summer bounty of TV drama, comedies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer travel packing list: swimsuit, sunblock, television.  In this portable TV era, there’s no reason to leave small-screen entertainment at home when cable channels, streaming services and networks are eager to More...

Lions, tigers, smartphones: The circus has an app

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — Now that Ringling Bros. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, June 11   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, June 12   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Wainwright beats Bucs with bat

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pitcher Adam Wainwright, pinch-hitting because St. More...

Unbeaten Lynx pull away to down Dream 110-78

ATLANTA (AP) — Maya Moore had 19 points and four steals and the undefeated Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the second half to beat the Atlanta Dream 110-78 on Friday night.  More...

Exaggerator after slice of history

NEW YORK (AP) — Even without a Triple Crown on the line, there’s always a slice of history waiting at the finish line of the Belmont Stakes.  Where Exaggerator ends up in the record books will be determined just before 7 p.m. More...

School News

VRE awards 15 scholarships

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors as well as students already enrolled in post-secondary institutions.  More...

Local students named to dean’s list

Lock Haven University would like to announce the following local students who made the 2016 dean’s list:  — Joshua Fetters of Warriors Mark, a senior studying sport administration.  — Trisha Grove of Petersburg, a senior s More...

Area woman completes college studies

Petersburg resident Charissa Mohnkern graduated from Eastern Nazarene College recently, receiving a diploma during ENC’s 94th spring commencement exercises held May 7 at the college’s main campus in Quincy, Massachusetts.  Mohnkern More...

Annie's Mailbox

Invite them over for dinner, stink and all

Dear Annie: You printed a letter from “Wondering,” who asked why older men smell bad, don’t change their clothes and live in filthy homes. More...

Doctor K

How to prepare for travel abroad

DEAR DOCTOR K: My wife and I will be traveling outside the country for the first time — exciting but scary. We both have chronic illnesses. More...

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