July 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fiber network impact limited

A statewide fiber internet project may come through Huntingdon County, but the benefits may be negligible.  More...

Council committees to change schedule

Planned changes to the schedule for Huntingdon Borough Council’s monthly committee meetings will take place Thursday, July 7.  Borough council president Dave Quarry said the changes are part of an effort to accommodate the schedules of cou More...

Local News

Car show draws crowd

Over 150 cars were entered in the annual car parade and car show in Huntingdon Borough Sunday evening, held in memory of Duane Dubbs, who passed away last week. More...

Area brief

Birds of prey program to be held at Greenwood Furnace State Park More...

2016 Queens/Princesses

Orby-Rockhill   Name: Makayla Henry  Age: 18  Hometown: Rockhill  Parents: Bille Jo and Daniel Henry Sr.  School and related activities: Southern Huntingdon County High School; track and field, band front, softball, Library C More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mets overcome six-run deficit to beat Marlins 8-6

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning, and the New York Mets overcame a six-run deficit to beat the Miami Marlins 8-6 Monday for their fifth straight win.  More...

Serena settles down to move ahead

LONDON (AP) — It was raining, ever so slightly, and her Wimbledon fourth-round match was slipping away, ever so slightly, when Serena Williams stumbled as she ran to the net, winding up seated on the slick Centre Court grass.  Her opponent More...

Durant headed to Golden State

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

People/Pastimes

Be a superhero of summer safety this year

Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking and other fun outdoor activities. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Larry Feagley of Huntingdon who will celebrate his 80th birthday, Thusday, July 7, 2016. He would love to hear from his family and friends on his special day. More...

Doctor K

Only bacterial infections respond to antibiotics

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been under the weather for a few days. This morning I blew my nose and saw greenish mucus, so I called my doctor and requested antibiotics. He refused. Why?  More...

Special Sections

Remembering firefighters

County convention begins with annual memorial service

Bellefonte Fire Department Chief Walter G.M. Schneider III urged Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association members to take care of their emergency services “brothers and sisters.”  More...

Area event fights rising heroin issue

A civic group committed to standing up to the ever-growing heroin epidemic held a “Shake These Streets” block party and community walk Saturday and Sunday to draw attention to the problem and to raise awareness to find solutions.   More...

Safety important on amusement rides

With the summer season in full swing, families are venturing to amusement parks around the state as well as anticipating the local carnival season.  Because of that, the state Department of Agriculture (PDA) wants to remind people to stay safe o More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

New Petersburg council members sworn in

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 5   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...

Local Sports

Huntingdon 9/10 stars oust Mount Union 11-3

District 11 LL:

The Huntingdon 9-10 All- Star team bounced back after a tough loss to Hollidaysburg last week to win an elimination game against Mount Union 11-3 at the Municipal Park Saturday. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Century of Progress More...

Editorial

Welcome to Half Dome, sponsored by Nike

Imagine painstakingly making up your way up the cables of Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome peak — only to see swooshes and slogans encouraging you to “Just Do It.”  “Welcome to Half Dome,” a gleaming More...

A yellow-brick road for immigrant women

“The Wizard of Oz” was one of my favorite movies as kid growing up in Trinidad.  I liked thinking that a magical storm could take you somewhere new, where you could meet fun new friends and even take your pet dog along. More...

The media has a huge blind spot on terrorism

Shortly before the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” vote, the shocking murder of Jo Cox — a member of parliament and a vocal Remain supporter — exposed the racist roots of elements in the victorious Leave campaign.  That More...

Chatter Box

Remembering a friend

When someone loses a friend, they want to find the perfect way to memorialize that special person. Can it be done?  More...

Healthy Living

No more MENSTRUAL PAIN

Painful periods, called “dysmenorrhea,” occur mostly in women in their 20s and usually decrease with age or after a first pregnancy. More...

How to make the best FOOD CHOICES FOR YOUR HEART

You’d like to take better care of your heart? Keep these five tips in mind:  1. Eat at least one serving each of a dark green and orange vegetable every day.  2. More...

What is ANXIETY DISORDER?

Anxiety disorder is a psychological problem where the sufferer is plagued by worry and fear. It is the most common type of mental disorder in children, and women are twice as likely to suffer from it as men. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Doing business with friends

Dear Annie: I am a real estate agent in a wealthy part of Southern California. In my part of town, everyone knows everyone, especially in real estate.  I have my group of mom friends. Some of us work. Others do not. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 6, 2016:  More...

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