July 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

AAA state funding outlined at meeting

Meeting in its bi-monthly session Friday morning in the Hopewell Area Senior Citizens Center, the tri-county Area Agency on Aging’s Citizens Advisory Council heard updates about 2016-17 state funding and the preparation of a new four-year plan More...

Kayakers navigate lowered water levels

As the Juniata River and its tributaries get lower and dryer, kayakers must sharpen their senses to avoid walking their kayaks rather than paddling in them.  Tony Seguin, owner of Rothrock Outfitters, explained that many of the rivers are low ri More...

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Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Edward Grist  Date of Birth: Sept. More...

Homecoming enters final day

The Orbisonia-Rockhill Homecoming at the Orbisonia Lions Club Park concludes today, Saturday, July 30. Events begin at 1 p.m. More...

Area brief

Uptown Playground theme is rainbows   HUNTINGDON BORO. — The summer program at George Weaver Memorial Park (Uptown Playground), 16th Street, is open 9 a.m. to noon with supervised activities. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 30   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, July 31   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Walker, Streb lead; Grillo, Day close

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Robert Streb became the latest player to shoot 63 in a major, and hardly anyone noticed in a PGA Championship with endless action across Baltusrol on Friday.  More...

Lee still in front, but field gaining

WOBURN, England (AP) — Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women’s British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at treelined Woburn Golf Club.  More...

Cubs rout Mariners 12-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester recovered from a rut of bad starts, pitching six shutout innings to help the Chicago Cubs rout the Seattle Mariners 12-1 on Friday for their third straight victory.  Jason Heyward and David Ross homered and the NL More...

Religion News

Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive ‘so much cruelty’

Francis is the first pope to visit Auschwitz who did not himself live through the brutality of World War II on Europe’s soil. More...

Pastors’ column

Presented by the Huntingdon Forum of Churches

Has God ever spoken to you in a dream? If he has, how would you know your dream came from God? I have always been fascinated by dreams. Some years ago, when I was in training to be a Jungian analyst, part of our training involved studying dreams. More...

Russian Orthodox reach Kiev monastery despite threats

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian Orthodox Christian pilgrims reached the center of Ukraine’s capital on Wednesday, finishing a procession to the city’s most revered monastery after their march was disrupted a day earlier.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer if born before 7:12 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 1, 2016:  More...

Agency fighting heroin epidemic

Recent news indicating that the national heroin epidemic has not left the region unscathed came as little surprise to those who work within the Juniata Valley Tri-County Drug & Alcohol Abuse Commission, which services Huntingdon, Mifflin and Juni More...

County to see additional revenue

Huntingdon County will receive an increase in monies from the state. “Huntingdon County has received unexpected good news in the Fiscal Code amendments in Act 85 of 2016,” Huntingdon County Commissioner Mark Sather said. More...

Local photographer aids grieving families

A local photographer has volunteered her time and talents to offer remembrance photography through Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS), an organization which provides free professional portraits to families suffering a stillbirth or early infant los More...

World  Free Access 

Tracking the mega-donors to political campaigns

NEW YORK (AP) — As she sat overlooking a hotel lobby in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention this week, Alexandra Pelosi said she spied three of the wealthy men featured in her HBO documentary, “Meet the Donors: Does Mon More...

Manning tossing one-liners in TV ads

Peyton Manning is everywhere.  Except on football fields.  Recently cleared by the NFL of any wrongdoing in an HGH investigation, Manning is back at his second-best pastime — comedy — with three new commercials for DirecTV titl More...

Ice Cream Museum is filled with treats

NEW YORK (AP) — Move over Willy Wonka. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Dare-devil drivers to entertain at fair

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Pennsylvania 10-11 tourney is under way

The Pennsylvania 10-11 Little League Tournament got under way Friday at Municipal Park in Mount Union Friday.  In the first game of the day, Section Five Champ Abington America won 20-10 over Section Eight Champ Upper Providence. More...

Trenton tops Curve 3-1

The Altoona Curve bats were held quiet in a 3-1 loss to the Trenton Thunder Thursday night at ARM & HAMMER Park.  The Curve (58-47) struggled to bring in baserunners for the second straight night, going 1-for-15 with runners in scoring posit More...

People/Pastimes

Happy 98th Birthday

HAPY BIRT HDAY wishes go out to Helen Mills of McConnellstown who celebrates her 98th birthday tomorrow, Sunday, July 31, 2016. Helen is the mother of Nancy Hoffmaster, Betty Shetrom, Dorothy Smith and the late Georgianna Madden.  More...

Huntingdon couple celebrates 45th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Ellsworth and Sheila McMeen of Huntingdon, who celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 31, 2016. More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 14! Happy birthday wishes go out to Payton Hack of Huntingdon who turns 14 years old today, Saturday, July 30, 2016. He is the son of Greg Hack of Huntingdon. Payton’s nana and pap are Deb and Gary Hack of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Periodic attacks of anger

Dear Annie: I am considering breaking up with my boyfriend of two years. I love him dearly. He is my best friend. But I am wondering whether he will ever change his destructive behavior.  More...

Doctor K

Long-term use of SSRIs is safe for most people

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m nearing 60, and I’ve been on SSRI medicines for nearly 30 years, for depression. They work for me, but should I be worried about side effects from using them for so long?  More...

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