July 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Saxton police chief retiring

After 44 years in law enforcement, including the last 12 years as Saxton Borough police chief, Dave Harker has decided to retire.  Harker submitted his retirement resignation to Saxton Borough Council during a special meeting Tuesday evening. More...

Raystown Skills Park now open to cyclists

The Raystown Skills Park  welcomed cyclists of every skill level for the soft opening this past weekend. The park is  intended as training grounds for the Allegrippis Trail system.   More...

Local News

Road work plans for Broad Top Twp. announced

The Broad Top Township Supervisors Tuesday evening announced plans for the start of summer road paving work within the next two weeks. More...

Petersburg council to explore ordinance

Members of the Petersburg Borough Council held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night and covered a short agenda of routine matters.  No members of the public were in attendance so council members Steve Dunmire, Terry Rupert and Debbie How More...

Police Log

Crash   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon attorney honored by Pennsylvania Bar Association

75 Years Ago  The Riddlesburg blast furnace at Riddlesburg will begin operation in 60 to 90 days, according to an announcement by the plant manager, Frank Kennedy. A dozen men started work July 1 to make repairs preliminary to the opening.  More...

Local Sports

Hollidaysburg knocks out Huntingdon 15-11

District 11 LL:

Huntingdon went to Hollidaysburg and turned in another back and forth slugfest in the Little League 9-10 yearold all-star tournament. More...

Huntingdon opens with 12-2 victory

Area Five Teener:

Huntingdon’s 13-14 all-stars opened play in the Area Five Tournament at State College Wednesday evening. Huntingdon got excellent pitching, good defense and timely hitting on the way to a 12-2, six-inning victory. More...

Akron hands Curve third straight loss

The Altoona Curve fell behind after a six-run second inning by the Akron Rubber- Ducks and lost 8-4 Wednesday night at Canal Park.  The Curve (46-38) dropped their third straight game to the RubberDucks (49-38) and now sit 1.5 games behind Akron More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

The Jackson Township-historical preservation Facebook page shared an undated artist rendering of the intersections of Washington and William Smith (Third) streets, top. More...

Around the State

Clinton skates, Trump hates FBI email decision, July 6   More...

Op-Ed

Chump change

The very word “chump” sounds like its meaning, it just a funnier word for “sucker.” And, we all know the quotation allegedly made by P.T. Barnum, that there is one of those born every minute. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

It’s National Ice Cream Month

Happy National Ice Cream Month! One gallon of ice cream is made from about 12 pounds of milk. More...

Dogwoods’ beauty continues into summer

The last of the “hounds of spring” is in its glory. Dogwood.  More...

Deadline approaching for Costa Rica trip

The deadline for registering for the Penn State Extension Dairy Team’s Jan. 13-22 tour to Costa Rica is Sunday, July 10. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Hey neighbor, pipe down

Dear Annie: I’m a loud talker, apparently. I still don’t believe I’m that loud, but I recently moved to a new city and started a new job, and the issue keeps coming up. More...

Doctor K

Stress can cause high blood pressure

DEAR DOCTOR K: Could stress be causing my high blood pressure?  DEAR READER: You bet it could. It surely contributed to my high blood pressure. Most of us experience a lot of stress. More...

Special Sections

Funds available for ‘fresh paint’

A simple coat of paint can make a big change for the better and, thanks to a grant administered by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, communities may qualify for funds to help with the cost.  Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is currently accepting applicat More...

MU council adds member

Mount Union Borough Council members welcomed a new representative Wednesday evening, and discussed code enforcement and ordinances among other issues during their monthly meeting.  Brian Stennett, who was selected by council during a special mee More...

Season ticket plans OK’d for SHCSD

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board implemented a new season pass program for sports across all three seasons during its meeting Wednesday.  District business manager LuAnne Keebaugh explained the pass would allow sports fans and familie More...

State  Free Access 

Philadelphia archbishop: Divorced Catholics must avoid sex

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia is closing the door opened by Pope Francis to letting civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion, saying the faithful in his archdiocese can only do so if they abstain More...

Clock ticks down to another budget decision day for Wolf

HARRISBURG (AP) — The clock kept ticking toward decision day for Democratic Gov. More...

Former teacher gets jail term for sex with student, 18

MEDIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania high school physics teacher and girls’ track coach will spend seven to 23 months in jail after pleading guilty to having sex with an 18-year-old student.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 7   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ko, Henderson take rivalry to US Open

SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) — There is very little separating the top two women’s golfers in the world in Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson.  More...

Giants’ Cueto first to 13 wins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched a five-hitter to become the NL’s first 13-game winner, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Wednesday night to move atop the major league standings.  San Francisco ( More...

Federer battles back to down Cilic in five sets

LONDON (AP) — The match, and Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth Wimbledon championship, essentially should have been over after a little more than 1 1/2 hours Wednesday.  Already trailing two sets to none, he was down love-40 wh More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

YEE HAW! Happy birthday wishes go out to Chase Pandolfino, who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, July 7, 2016. His proud parents are Frank and Amanda Pandolfino of Huntingdon. More...

Boy Scout Troop 237 visits historic Gettysburg

Boy Scout Troop 237 visited historic Gettysburg June 24-26.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A get well card shower is being held in honor of Allen Ronk of Huntingdon who is currently a resident of Huntingdon Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center following a stay at UPMC Altoona. He would love to hear from his family and friends. More...

School News

Todd woman travels to Vietnam to study art

The beauty of the Vietnamese countryside, the breathtaking pace of bustling cities and the cultural differences drew the attention of art students from Lycoming College, including Madison Ramsey, a graduated senior with a major in anthropology and ar More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 8, 2016:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM DAYTONA

1. ‘Smoke’ rises   When you couple Tony Stewart’s win at Sonoma with the points earned in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, the retiring three-time Cup champ is now eligible for the Chase playoffs. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Why is the Captain all fired up?   More...

FEUD OF THE WEEK

KURT BUSCH VS. JOEY LOGANO: On the last lap, Logano’s No. 2 Ford rammed hard into the rear of Busch’s No. 41 Chevy, sending Busch sliding through the Daytona tri-oval grass.   More...

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