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Old Homes Days celebrated at park

The 25th annual Old Home Days Heritage Festival took place at Greenwood Furnace State Park this past weekend to celebrate a time when the furnaces were still burning strong. More...

Local News

Shaffer, Forgy, Carper, McGargle win top goat show titles

It was probably a record-breaking combined dairy and market goat show Sunday at the Huntingdon County Fair, speculated Kurt Eysenbach who leads the show with his wife, Marie. More...

2016 Neary Hall Winners

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2016 Neary Hall Winners

Sarah Shea, 9, of Alexandria, won Judge’s Choice with a wreath made of silk flowers in Neary Hall at the Huntingdon County Fair Sunday. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ichiro 30th MLB player to reach 3,000 hits

DENVER (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki tripled off the wall for his 3,000th hit in the major leagues, becoming the 30th player to reach the milestone as the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 10-7 Sunday. More...

Shazier’s goal is to stay healthy

LATROBE (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker Ryan Shazier’s only goal this season is to stay healthy.  Shazier took another step forward in his development during his second NFL season in 2015, though injuries remain a concer More...

Hamlin prevails at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Date saved for nothing

Dear Annie: Three months ago, my husband and I received a save-the-date card for a wedding. At one time, we were very close to the bride’s parents, but we seldom see them anymore. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Libra if born before 12:51 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016:  More...

Local teen wins crown

New Huntingdon County Fair Queen begins reign

Two radiant and poised young ladies vied for the title of 2016 Huntingdon County Fair Queen Sunday evening on the midway stage at the Huntingdon County Fair.  Dana Myers, 18, of Huntingdon, received the 2016 crown and sash, and Rachel Householde More...

Website ranks area good for teachers

A website has named Huntingdon one of the best cities for teachers in the U.S., and while area superintendents think it’s nice to be recognized and there are benefits for teachers who live here, it’s important to study the data closely.&n More...

Saxton residents participate in annual Street Scene event

Despite threatening weather, the annual Street Scene Saturday on Lower Main Street in Saxton was another great success. The event was sponsored by the Changes in the Parkway (CHIP) committee.  More...

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Cyborg stingray breaks new ground

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The idea of taking apart a rat’s heart and transforming it into a tissue-engineered stingray first came to Kevin Kit Parker during a trip to the New England Aquarium with his daughter.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Outstanding Saxton citizen honored at dinner

75 Years Ago  Rumors multiplied in London and Washington that Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt had met or were about to meet somewhere in the northwest Atlantic, but the only concrete things to give them substantiation wa More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 8   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Phils blank Curve 14-0

The Altoona Curve matched the worst shutout loss in franchise history, falling 14-0 to the Reading Fightin’ Phils Sunday evening at First Energy Stadium. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

SHE ROCKS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Madison Mary Soder, who turns 10 years old today, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Madison is the daughter of John and Brenda (Bowser) Soder of Silver Spring, Maryland. More...

Enjoy fresh flavors with friends

Nothing beats a meal filled with flavorful ingredients fresh off the farm — unless you add a table filled with your closest friends to enjoy the bounty. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Riley Hack, who turns 9 years old today, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. She is the daughter of Greg Hack and Elisha Hack, both of Huntingdon. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A light in the dusk?

Dear Readers: A recent SOUND OFF was about drivers NOT using their lights during low-visibility weather so the taillights will be seen when braking.  “Dear Heloise: Drivers in newer cars don’t turn their car’s headlights on whe More...

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