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Hesston Homecoming reunites residents

Carol Grove, left, and her husband, Clair, reunited with former Hesston resident Raymond Shipp, center, Saturday at the Hesston Homecoming. More...

Local News

Saxton officials remove trees

A 40-foot JLG boom lift recently acquired by Saxton Borough as part of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant saw its first use last week as employees of E&P Fisher of Saxton trimmed several “dangerous” trees along the More...

Police Log

Theft   BRADY TWP. — A man reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone removed medication from his backpack at Mountain Road between 3 p.m. Aug. 23. and 12:01 a.m. Thursday.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Fish farming information presented at JVHS

75 Years Ago The Petersburg schools will open for the 1941-42 term Sept. 2 at 9 a.m. Students of the high school, whose schedules are incomplete, or those who wish to make a change in schedule, may do so by calling the office Sept. 1 50 Years Ago More...

General News

FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation’s blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus. More...

Local Sports

Curve game canceled by rain

Sunday’s series finale between the Altoona Curve and the Erie SeaWolves was canceled due to rain and will not be made up.  Fans with tickets to Sunday’s game can bring their ticket stub back to Peoples Natural Gas Field to be exchang More...

Janickey has ace at ALCC

Jerry Janickey had a hole-in-one while playing golf at the Mount Union American Legion Country Club over the weekend. Janickey used a pitching wedge to ace the par-three second hole. More...

Hesston Wrapup

Ryan Sager of Huntingdon picked up the Street Stock Bonanza Saturday night at Hesston, grabbing over $1,000 for his efforts. More...

People/Pastimes

Veterans helping veterans

VFW District 17 senior vice commander Jesse Rinker Sr., right, presented Frank P. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Douglas Blair McKim, who turns 6 years old today, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. His proud parents are Darin and Jenna McKim of Huntingdon. More...

United in Marriage

Strait-Baublitz

Holly Baublitz and Lester Strait Jr., both of York, were united in marriage Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Valley View Alliance Church, York. The Revs. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sibling rivalry

Dear Annie: My children are grown and have wonderful families of their own, but my daughter is extremely jealous of her brother and his family.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Carryout commendation

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND ON comes from a reader complimenting a large chain restaurant’s effort to recycle. She wrote: “I want to commend a local restaurant for their carryout containers.  More...

Special Sections

Students complete hybrid EMT class

Eleven members of the first 16-week Hybrid Online Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and offered through the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) will soon take their national registry exams. More...

Area veteran’s service lauded

A local man’s storied service record is now preserved in the form of a shadow box containing medals earned during World War II and the years following.  William “Bill” Carper, 91, of Smithfield never really thought about the sm More...

School administrators watching room temps

With temperatures expected to reach 90 degrees most of this week, some local school district administrators will be monitoring the temperatures in classrooms.  More...

State  Free Access 

Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Senate race

CARLISLE (AP) — Freshman U.S. Sen. More...

Judge sent to prison despite cancer treatments

WEST CHESTER (AP) — A former suburban Philadelphia judge has been sent to prison, ending her efforts to avoid incarceration while she is treated for breast cancer.  Rita Jo Ann Arnold, 60, was sentenced in October 2013 to 16 to 32 months i More...

Looking back at scandal legal fallout after five years

HARRISBURG (AP) — It’s been nearly five years since retired Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges, and earlier this month he testified as he seeks to have his 45-count criminal conviction over More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 29   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For additional information, please call 643- 0623.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Donaldson goes deep three times in Blue Jays’ win

TORONTO (AP) — Josh Donaldson had his first career three-homer game, Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. More...

Endwell beats South Korea for title

Little League World Series:

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — As Ryan Harlost stepped to the mound on Sunday, he took it all in. More...

Reed wins Barclays; Langer wins again

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Reed picked up two victories in one day. He won The Barclays to assure himself a clear shot at the $10 million bonus in the FedEx Cup, and he easily secured a spot on his second straight U.S. Ryder Cup team. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Leo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016: More...

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