August 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Area firefighters awarded grant monies

Three local fire companies have been awarded funding thanks to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  More...

Local News

Area briefs

Deadline to register for training summit is Aug. 22   More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Remington Stufft  Date of Birth: June 5, 1984  Age: 32 years old  Height: 5 feet, 10 inches  Weight: 180 pounds  Eye color: Blue  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): Bedford, Alum Bank, Fishertown and More...

Woman charged with endangerment

A Porter Township woman has been arrested for endangering the welfare of her five children.  Tricia Vaughan, 39, of Hartslog Valley Court Circle, Huntingdon, is charged with five counts endangering the welfare of children.  The charges come More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire destroys Porter Township barn

75 Years Ago  British planes attempted to raid Berlin, but were turned back by anti-aircraft defenses and eight of the attacking planes were shot down, a communique said in Berlin.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 20   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, Aug. 21   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bolt says goodbye with one more gold; Lochte apologizes

Olympic Roundup:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt bid goodbye with another gold medal. More...

Park leads; Ko and Piller close

Women’s Golf:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Inbee Park was in the 16th fairway, only 50 yards from the hole, and couldn’t imagine a worse spot to be.  More...

US advances to gold medal game

Men’s Basketball:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gone was the all-offense, all-action play that turned the last two gold-medal games into classics.  To get by Spain again, the U.S. More...

Religion News

Pope outlines vision for promoting life, family issues

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families and laity and directing related institutes to giv More...

No jail time for Missouri clergy protest

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Special events, services

Aughwick-Germany Valley festival  p The Aughwick-Germany Valley Festival will begin at 4 p.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 20. Entertainment will be provided by Brianna Sheeder. All are invited to enjoy an evening of awesome food and fellowship.  More...

Doctor K

Dense breast tissue may call for further screening tests

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I have dense breasts, and a friend says that means I have an increased risk of breast cancer. I’m hoping you’ll tell me that’s not so.  More...

Special Sections

July was dry across county

More rain has fallen on Huntingdon County so far this month than in June and July combined.  The National Weather Service (NWS) at State College and the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) confirmed this week that July was the se More...

Hesston’s history explored for homecoming event

When folks are asked about the small community of Hesston, one of the first things that comes to mind is “it’s on the road to Seven Points and Raystown Lake.” But think again. More...

Canine parvovirus cases cause concern

News of an outbreak of canine parvovirus and subsequent deaths of dogs in a Blair County neighborhood have pet owners on alert.  The virus, typically known simply as “parvo,” can be lethal and is completely preventable.  More...

State  Free Access 

Missing professor pushed to his death at quarry

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The body of a Penn State professor who’s been missing for a week has been found in a quarry, and police said Friday they’ve charged a man with luring him there under the ruse they’d harvest marijuana plant More...

World  Free Access 

What flight of South Sudan’s rebel leader means

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan, the world’s newest country, was in political limbo Friday after rebel leader and former vice president Riek Machar fled earlier this week. More...

Details released for payments allegedly earmarked for aide

MOSCOW (AP) — Oncesecret accounting documents of Ukraine’s pro-Kremlin party were released Friday, purporting to show payments of $12.7 million earmarked for Paul Manafort, who resigned as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman following More...

Russia marks 25 years since failed Soviet coup

MOSCOW (AP) — Several dozen Russians gathered on Friday for a protest reunion to mark the 25th anniversary of a coup attempt which heralded the demise of the Soviet Union, a holiday ignored in official circles because of its revolutionary, anti More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon golf opens Monday

The Huntingdon golf team hasn’t been spectacular over the past couple seasons, but it has turned in some solid efforts and had a respectable 10-14 record during that span.  Veteran coach Scott Eichelberger enters his 10th season hoping to More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Nicholas Parsons, who turns 7 years old today, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. His proud parents are Carey and Candi Parsons of Spring Mills. Nicholas has a brother, Alex. More...

How to eat like a farmer

Farmers are the experts when it comes to enjoying the fruits of the land in the best way possible. Learn to eat like a farmer, and your taste buds will be sure to thank you later.  More...

Huntingdon couple marks golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Gary and Bonnie (Brindle) Snare of Huntingdon, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Thank God I’m a country girl

Dear Annie: I just graduated from high school in Texas and will be heading to an Ivy League university in a couple of weeks. I graduated as one of the top students in my class. I am also pretty popular. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo if born before 12:30 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Sun will be in Virgo. The Moon is in Aries until 5:19 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 22, 2016:  More...

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