August 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County’s three-year plan amended

Recommendations for adjustments to the three-year Community Development Plan were finalized during the monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission Thursday night.  More...

Rail-trail organizers get grant for signage

The H&BT Rails to Trails Advisory Committee learned Thursday night Broad Top Township has been awarded a $4,375 matching grant to be used to finance the purchase and erection of road signage along state Route 26 and other major highways. More...

Local News

JVSD staff ready for school year

Juniata Valley School Board members learned from district staff during the monthly board meeting Wednesday that things are shaping up for the first day of classes Wednesday, Aug. More...

Huntingdon man pleads in two cases

A Huntingdon man was sentenced for two cases in which items were removed from a residence in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday.  More...

Police Log

Aggravated indecent assault   WAYNE TWP., MIFFLIN CO. — A woman, now 30 years old, contacted state police at Lewistown to report an aggravated indecent assault incident that occurred between Jan. 28, 1993, and Dec. 31, 1993. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 19   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Crouser tops favored teammate for gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One came from a family filled with top-notch throwers. The other learned from his mom by using any heavy object that felt something like a shot put.  Both paths led to the same place — an Olympic medal.  More...

Bolt captures another gold medal

Olympic Roundup:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt and Ryan Lochte commanded the Olympic spotlight Thursday for drastically different reasons. More...

US beats France for shot at gold

Women’s Basketball:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s rare to see the U.S. women’s basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they’ve had Sue Bird running the show for over a decade.  More...

School News

Huntingdon man graduates from Clemson University

Zachary Romano of Huntingdon graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor of science degree in financial management.  Romano was among nearly 1,000 students who received degrees in the graduation ceremony at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Gr More...

Annie's Mailbox

Have another reference lined up

Dear Annie: I am a college student in my early 20s. While applying for an internship recently, I contacted a former employer, “Lauren,” to ask whether she would act as a reference on my application. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Be a DEAR and read

Dear Parents of Schoolchildren: Now that school is underway in most parts of the country, consider practicing D.E.A.R. time (DROP EVERYTHING AND READ) with children at home. More...

Chamber report shared at event

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce hosted its eighth annual State of the Chamber luncheon at Westminster Woods Thursday, presenting awards to two area businesses.  Chamber board chair Doug Roles offered the welcome.  “Thank yo More...

Art entries sought for future exhibit

The Huntingdon County Arts Council is calling for entries for an exhibit where they will be teaming up with the Huntingdon County Conservation District to celebrate the natural beauty of Huntingdon County.  More...

Motorists urged to use caution in storms

Unexpected storms may appear over the county’s major roadways at any time, and they often appear quickly. More...

World  Free Access 

T-Mobile axes data limits

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile is phasing out data limits and pushing people toward unlimited data plans, a move that will raise price for many new customers.  Although T-Mobile is cutting the price of the unlimited plan, those who haven’t More...

Uber to use autonomus cars

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a few weeks, Uber will start using self-driving cars to carry passengers in Pittsburgh, raising the stakes in the fast-track race to deploy autonomous vehicles. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Dedication service planned for new Saxton Fire Hall

75 Years Ago  The main exhibit hall of the Huntingdon County Fair will contain a greater variety of exhibits than ever before. More...

Local Sports

Mifflin County Ruth stars win national title

Mifflin County's 13-yearold all-stars defeated Hawaii 5-3 last evening in Iowa to capture the Babe Ruth national championship.  Casey Connor of Mill Creek is a member of the team.  We will have a follow-up to this story in the near future. More...

Curve splits with Portland, again

The Altoona Curve split a pair of games against the Portland Sea Dogs Thursday night at Hadlock Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown seniors hold meeting

President Selwyn “Bud” Parks opened the Aug. More...

Happy Anniversary

Huntingdon couple marks 60th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to George Chalmers “Chal” and Mary Anne (Saunders) Port of Huntingdon, who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. More...

Norris descendants gather for reunion

The descendants of the Samuel and Minerva (Grove) Norris family recently gathered for the 47th Annual Norris-Grove Reunion at the Lions Club Building in Orbisonia Aug. 14.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Pisces if born before 3:16 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016:  More...

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