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TMSB members to vote on tax hike

Facing a projected $1 million plus deficit, the Tussey Mountain School Board plans to reverse an earlier decision to hold the line on real estate taxes for 2016-17. More...

Kids’ sleep guidelines spell out shut-eye guidance

CHICAGO (AP) — Parental warning: Don’t lose sleep over new guidelines on how much shut-eye your kids should be getting.  The recommendations range from up to 16 hours daily for babies to at least eight hours for teens. More...

Local News

Area brief

HPD to conduct child safety seat checks   HUNTINGDON BORO. — Huntingdon Borough Police will conduct a child safety seat check at the police station on the corner of Sixth and Washington streets from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 16. More...

Alexandria leaders discuss improvement projects

Members of Alexandria Borough Council discussed putting together a wish list of improvement projects and possibly getting estimates from contractors to see how much those projects will cost during their monthly meeting Monday evening.  More...

Central court moving to Bailey Building

Effective Wednesday, June 15, Huntingdon County Central Court will be held in a new location.  The county’s court system recently announced central court will move from the large courtroom upstairs in the Huntingdon County Courthouse to th More...

World  Free Access 

Movie to focus on firefighters’ dedication

PHOENIX (AP) — The producers behind a movie about the elite firefighting team that lost 19 members in a 2013 Arizona wildfire assure the story focuses on the firefighters’ dedication, not the way in which they died.  More...

Travel costs for kidney donors to be reimbursed by insurer

Travel costs that could dissuade potential kidney donors from volunteering for life-saving transplants will be reimbursed by the nation’s biggest insurer starting next year in a move designed to encourage more donations.  More...

Local Sports

OUTDOOR DIARY

Long-Term Resident

The traditional bass season begins Saturday, June 18, and will continue through Sept. 30 in rivers and streams and through Oct. 31 in lakes. See page 10 and 11 in the fish summary for further details.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

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How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending June 10

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 10.  House  More...

What others are saying

Stop bankrolling hate

It’s common for major corporations to sponsor political conventions to buy favor with political parties. More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown Seniors schedule activities

President Selwyn “Bud” Parks opened the June 1 meeting of the Bricktown Senior Center with a word of prayer offered by John Benson, followed by recitation of the pledge of allegiance and singing “God Bless America.”  The More...

Births

James and Lindsay Emery of Mapleton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Eli James Emery, May 31, 2016, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Eli weighed 6 pounds, 15.8 ounces and measured 18.5 inches in length. More...

Rotary welcomes new members

The Huntingdon Rotary Club recently inducted two new members, Sandy Kleckner of Raystown Realty and Crista Williams of the Comfort Inn. More...

School News

Penn State students named to spring dean’s list

The following local students have been named to the dean’s list at Penn State University:  At the Altoona Campus:  — Darren Boyd, Madalyn Johnson and Caleb Taylor, all of Alexandria.  — Abigail Abbott-Watkins and Rona More...

Susquehanna University holds graduation

A total of 436 students graduated as Susquehanna University closed its 158th academic year with annual commencement exercises May 15.  More...

JVHS teen to attend seminar

Sidney Stevens, a student at Juniata Valley High School, has been selected by the Cloyd K. More...

Doctor K

New approach to vaccines could revolutionize immunization

DEAR DOCTOR K: I heard on television about a possible new vaccine against HIV, Ebola and other terrible viruses. That sounds like very good news, or is it just hype?  More...

Special Sections

Sen. introduces gun control act

In the wake of Sunday’s deadly shooting in Orlando, Florida, U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. announced Monday he would push for legislation limiting access to guns.  More...

Blood donations encouraged locally

After the tragic death of 49 people in a shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, people responded in large numbers to calls for blood donations.  Today is World Blood Donor Day, people are encouraged locally to donate blood, as sum More...

Woman charged in cancer scam

Just days after a Centre County woman pled guilty in relation to donations received following a faked cancer diagnosis, a Huntingdon County woman is facing similar charges.  More...

Grand Old Flag

Huntingdon Borough resident Jennifer Clark, along with other volunteers, were out hanging flags early this morning along Washington Street to honor Flag Day. More...

State  Free Access 

Prosecutors: Congressman led ‘white-collar crime spree’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A veteran congressman on trial in a racketeering case ran a “white-collar crime spree” that stretched from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., a prosecutor told jurors Monday.  More...

Senators eye raising age limits in child sex abuse lawsuits

HARRISBURG, (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top legal office told lawmakers Monday that it is unconstitutional to change state law to retroactively give victims of child sexual abuse more time to sue, although some lawmakers said they remain willin More...

House votes for school, workers’ hybrid pension plan

HARRISBURG (AP) — A bipartisan vote in the Pennsylvania House on Monday showed fresh momentum in efforts to change the state’s two large public-sector pension plans by directing new state and public school hires into a combination of a tr More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County reported to contain 1,500 colonies of bees

75 Years Ago  More rain fell during the past 36 hours in Huntingdon than during the entire month of May, Professor Paul R. Yoder of Juniata College reported.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 14   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

James, Irving keep Cavs alive

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Booed every time he touched the ball, LeBron James cut through Golden State’s defense and made layups look easy. More...

Pens’s parade tomorrow

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city prepared for a victory parade to celebrate the Penguins’ Stanley Cup championship as its police and other public safety officials celebrated a victory of their own: making only one arrest as fans poured into the More...

Penguins are positioned for long championship run

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009, a dynasty appeared to be in the offing. It didn’t quite work out that way. 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...

Chatter Box

Faithful readers

One of the things I love most about writing this column is staying connected with faithful readers and contributors. There are folks who embraced the column from the beginning and have continued that support through the years.  More...

Healthy Living

Swimming more than just a recreational activity

Many people view swimming as a purely recreational activity, but the health benefits of swimming should not be overlooked.  More...

Safeguard yourself from summertime ailments

Summer is often marked by vacations, recreational events and relaxing moments spent by the pool or on the beach. But when the weather heats up, so can potential health hazards that can ruin all of the fun. More...

Control mold when using air conditioning

Exposure to mold in a home can be hazardous, leading to any number of adverse health effects, including respiratory distress. Certain strains of mold may release mycotoxins, which can cause bleeding in the lungs and pneumonia.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Reader shares patriotic poem for Flag Day

Dear Readers: Today is Flag Day. We promised to print some of the patriotic poems that readers have been sending in for July 4, but we thought this one would be perfect for today. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Libra if born before 9:18 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 15, 2016:  More...

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