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Local festival attracts new adventurers

The Henwood family farm just south of McAlevys Fort is the site of the third annual Overland Festival, an event dedicated to a growing culture of adventurers.  More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Quent Neely  Date of Birth: April 8, 1962  Age: 53 years old  Height: 5 feet, 9 inches  Weight: 240 pounds  Eye color: Brown  Hair color: Black  Last known address(es): Newton Hamilton and Harrisburg  More...

Hog sale total surpasses 2015

There was a great deal of personal perspiring going on Friday morning as the air hung warm and humid over the large arena at the Huntingdon County Fair. More...

Buyers support rabbit pens sale

There were 32 meat pens of rabbits (three to a pen) at the 4-H and FFA Junior Livestock Sale Friday afternoon at the Huntingdon County Fair. That compares with 26 pens in 2015.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon couple wins over $7 million in lottery

75 Years Ago  The U.S. More...

Local Sports

Random Thoughts from Jeff Norris

The high school football season got it’s 2016 start this past Monday. There were some changes to the way things are done and there was at least one unexpected surprise.  Let’s start with the surprise.  More...

Curve down Reading 7-2

Barrett Barnes and Erich Weiss both left the ballpark for the Altoona Curve in a 7-2 win against the Reading Fightin Phils on Friday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  Barnes’ blast, his third of the year, came in the bottom of the fifth More...

People/Pastimes

Alexandria couple marks 45th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Ken and Nancy (Kirkpatrick) Reynolds of Alexandria who will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016.  They were united in marriage at St. More...

Orbisonia couple celebrates golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Kenneth and Rita (Locke) Scott of Orbisonia, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. More...

Former Cassville couple marks 50th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to the Rev. Edmund and Lucy Cotton of Port Jervis, New York, who celebrate their 50th anniversary today, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. They were united in marriage in 1966 at Jesus Never Fails Church by the Rev. More...

School News

Three Springs student wins scholarship

Matthew Edgin of Three Springs recently received a $1,000 scholarship towards his 2016-2017 educational expenses courtesy of Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Tired of walking on eggshells

Dear Annie: For almost a year now, I have been a caregiver to my elderly mother and her husband. My mother has dementia, but she really is no trouble to care for. The problem is her husband. He is demanding, controlling and just plain mean. More...

Doctor K

Leg pain while exercising could indicate atherosclerosis

DEAR DOCTOR K: My right calf starts aching when I exercise. My doctor said she wants to do a test that is like taking my blood pressure in my leg instead of my arm. Does that make any sense?  More...

Special Sections

Fair heads into final day

Buyers brave heat, humidity to support Friday sale

Despite a reported heat index of 104 and extremely humid conditions, folks stuck around to support the Junior Livestock Sale at the Huntingdon County Fair until it wrapped up just after 5 p.m. More...

Rains help to ease dry conditions

Though the county has received beneficial rain in the past few days due to thunderstorms passing through the area, a drought watch remains.  Tom Kines, meteorologist atAccuweather.com,explained the rains have been beneficial, but the county isn& More...

Organizations urged to apply for funding

The state Department of Community and Economic Development is calling on community organizations to apply for Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) funds before the September deadline.  More...

State  Free Access 

Former coach denies guilt during testimony

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Jerry Sandusky forcefully asserted his innocence and described his own sexual history Friday during an hour of testimony as he seeks to have his child sexual abuse conviction overturned or be granted a new trial.  More...

World  Free Access 

New ‘Star Trek’ series lead: A woman but not a captain

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

Actor goes home to NY for sitcom

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Kevin James is happy to be back on TV and equally glad to be filming on Long Island, New York, where he grew up.  More...

Late-night host in talks for election special

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 13   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.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Howard drives in five in 10-6 Phils win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to help Jake Thompson earn his first major league victory and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 10-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.  More...

Lions pull away to beat Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pair of draft picks helped the Detroit Lions defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 Friday.  Chris Boswell briefly put Pittsburgh in front with a 37-yard field goal, but Dwayne Washington, the Lions’ seventh round p More...

US holds on to down pesky Servia 94-91

Men’s Basketball:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Written in Portuguese on one wall above center court at Carioca Arena is the phrase “Um mundo novo.” Translation: A new world.  It didn’t seem that way in men’s basketball to start the Rio Game More...

Religion News

Uproar over Egypt’s policy of state-dictated Friday sermons

CAIRO (AP) — Inside a large mosque in the Nile Delta, an Egyptian cleric looked over his congregation as he climbed the pulpit clutching a piece of paper and began to speak — delivering a 13-minute discourse on the virtues of personal hyg More...

‘Aggressive’ feds push contraceptive coverage

The Diocese of Pittsburgh contends that the U.S. More...

Special events, services

Singer’s Gap UMC VBS  p Singer’s Gap United Methodist Church, Mount Union, will host a family fun day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 13.  Needhams in concert   More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 15, 2016:  More...

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