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Habitat loss affects firefly population

Like fireworks during July, the firefly becomes a key feature of pristine meadows, forests and backyards alike, but the next generation may not be able to enjoy the same light show.  More...

Local News

Funds still needed for July 3 fireworks show

HUNTINGDON — With less than a week to go, Huntingdon fireworks coordinator Bob Geissinger said $741 is still needed for the annual July 3 show.  “We are pretty close,” said Geissinger. “We have a few days left. More...

Motorcyclist raises $6,300 for children’s hospital

With the help of her hometown supporters, a Mount Union woman raised over $6,000 for a regional children’s hospital.  Brenda Shields has been participating in the annual motorcycle Miracle Tour for roughly 20 years, first as a passenger, t More...

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General News

Flood-ravaged W.Va. bracing for more rain

ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) — National Guard teams removed debris Monday as authorities in West Virginia prepared for another round of storms in the rain-soaked state where floodwaters have killed at least 25 people in the past week.  More...

Draft of Dems’ policy positions reflects Sanders’ influence

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Behind the support for Brexit and Trump: Economic resentment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Kingdom’s stunning vote to leave the European Union was driven by much of the same sentiment that fueled Donald Trump’s insurgent march toward the Republican presidential nod: a rejection of economic glo More...

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Indians beat up Verlander 9-3; Bucs stop Kershaw

DETROIT (AP) — Lonnie Chisenhall had four hits, including one of Cleveland’s four home runs off Justin Verlander in the fifth inning, and the streaking Indians won their ninth straight game Sunday by beating Detroit 9-3 to remain unbeaten More...

Coastal Carolina advances

College World Series:

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It’s 1,300 miles from Conway, South Carolina, to Omaha, and it might as well have been a million miles between the two when Gary Gilmore took over the Coastal Carolina baseball program in 1996.  More...

Arizona makes championship series

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The celebration was subdued after Arizona earned its spot in the College World Series finals. A bunch of players gathered in the outfield grass and tried out some funny dance moves. That was all.  The dogpile can wait. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 28, 2016:  More...

Bill will alter how fees set

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Artisans spend week practicing ancient pottery technique

A group of artisans gathered for a week of workshops near Huntingdon last week in an act of creation which has remained largely unchanged for a millennium.  Jack Troy of Huntingdon, a potter, writer and teacher whose expertise in the field of ce More...

Firefighters seek changes to light laws

An online petition being circulated on www.change.org is asking the state General Assembly to consider changing the current blue light laws which dictate the type of lights volunteer firefighters use when responding to an emergency.  More...

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Melted dreams: Art installation to vanish during conventions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — “The American Dream” will melt away during the Republican and Democratic national conventions.  Two artists from Brooklyn are installing massive ice sculptures of the words “The American Dream” i More...

Chesney calls cop to apologize for saying he had died

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An officer shot several times near Philadelphia got a call from country singer Kenny Chesney with an apology for announcing at a concert that he had died of his injuries.  Chesney gave a shoutout to Officer Christopher More...

Faculty union to mull strike authorization in August

HARRISBURG (AP) — The union representing faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities set an August date for a decision on whether members will take a strike authorization vote.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 27   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. More...

Local Sports

Berkheimer, Lowder repeat at ALCC

The 42nd annual June Two- Ball Tournament took place at the American Legion Country Club in Mount Union over the weekend with 128 teams squaring off in eight flights. More...

Homers power Curve to 5-2 win

A pair of early home runs backed a strong pitching performance as the Altoona Curve took the series rubber game from the Bowie Baysox 5-2 Sunday afternoon at Prince George’s Stadium.  The Curve (42-32) moved into first place in the Western More...

People/Pastimes

Robertsdale High School Alumni Association thrives

In hopes of keeping the Robertsdale High School (RHS) Alumni Association thriving, leaders of the organization have announced plans to open its doors to a new category of members.  Also on tap are plans for a Diamond Jubilee celebration this yea More...

RSVP volunteers spring into action

In late spring, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Blair and Huntingdon counties hosted a drive to collect needed items identified by organizations providing direct services to veterans.  More...

A card shower can brighten someone’s day

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Annie's Mailbox

Hoarding is a serious problem

Dear Annie: My 55-yearold daughter is a hoarder. She cannot pick up her clothes or keep them in order. She lives in two bedrooms in our mobile home and they are both a complete mess. More...

Hints from Heloise

Pills by the picture

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is a comment in response to a column about taking pictures of medications to show physicians. More...

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