September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Swarm of honey bees recovered

A portion of Fourth Street between Washington and Mifflin streets was “buzzing” with activity Wednesday morning, as measures were taken to safely move a swarm of honey bees in a tree.  Chrystal Spayd, president of the Huntingdon Heal More...

Hesston man named as heritage musician

A local musician be honored as the 2016 Pennsylvania Heritage Musician at the annual Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering this weekend.  George Putt of Hesston will be presented with the award at the Blacksmith Shop at Greenwood Furnace State Park a More...

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Road closed for paving   More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters 5K scheduled for Sunday

It’s time again to start something with Big Brothers Big Sisters “In Step for Kids” 5K Walk Run sponsored by Community State Bank of Orbisonia.  The event is set for Sunday, Sept. 11, on the Lower Trail in Alexandria. More...

Homeless Task Force plans move forward

Members of the Homeless Task Force met Wednesday morning to decide on the best course of action that will lead the Out of the Cold Huntingdon County (OOTCHC) program to its goal of securing a facility with volunteer staff.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Murray loses quarterfinal; Serena wins

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Murray lost his way, seven consecutive games and, eventually, his riveting five-set U.S. More...

Kang’s homer ends Pirate losing streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Just about everyone in the Pirates’ clubhouse was in a reflective mood after Pittsburgh ended its longest skid in five years.  Jung Ho Kang led off the eighth inning with a home run, leading the Pirates to a 4-3 win More...

Hargrave quietly could make history

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Javon Hargrave may be quietly putting together a noteworthy start to his rookie season.  More...

People/Pastimes

Robertsdale Alumni Association members mark diamond jubilee

Longtime Robertsdale High School (RHS) Alumni Association secretary/treasurer Patricia (Everhart) Houck of Wood was recognized Sept. More...

Fouse family members hold 20th annual reunion

The 20th annual Fouse family reunion was held Aug. 28 at the Woodcock Valley Community Park in McConnellstown.  Betty Barnhart welcomed the group. Jerry Slagenweit gave the blessing before everyone enjoyed the delicious buffet meal  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Kenneth Holmes of 2444 Old Plank Road, James Creek, who turns 80 years old today, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. Kenneth is the father of Lisa Meck and Bill Holmes, both of James Creek, and Rebecca Lester of Pace, Florida. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 9, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

School closure will leave gap

With the pending closure of DuBois Business College campuses, including the one in Huntingdon, a gap of sorts has been created for students and adults seeking post-secondary education.  More...

MU officials meet to talk SRO option

A longtime Mount Union Police officer has set his retirement in motion and borough council has agreed to speak with the Mount Union Area School Board about hiring a school resource officer (SRO).  More...

Morris Twp. development plan approved

Following the approval of updated plans and a development agreement by the Morris Township Planning Commission and supervisors at a special meeting Wednesday evening, plans for Emily Estates will move forward with a new vision.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

$22.5 million Route 220 project work begins

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon Borough Council continued discussion on the Huntingdon County street lighting system at its regular monthly meeting held in the council chambers in the municipal building. The session was conducted by president J. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 8   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Mount Union

This Weeks Game: Mount Union (1-1) at Tussey Mountain (0-2), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: Mount Union gained just 130 yards against visiting Juniata Valley, but a one-yard touchdown by quarterback Devon Kuhstos in the third quarter gave the T More...

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (1-1) at Tussey Mountain (0-2), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: Tussey Mountain fell behind early and couldn’t fight all the way back in a 37-29 loss to visiting Everett.  More...

Southern Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Williamsburg (2-0, 2-0 ICC) at So. Huntingdon (1-1, 1-1 ICC), 7 p.m.  More...

Editorial

Around the State

America’s ‘detached men’: our national pandemic, Sept. 5   Another Labor Day passed, the presidential election shifts into high gear. More...

Old-Time Photo

Bernie Swartz of Huntingdon shared a photo from 1938 or 1939 of the Huntingdon Area High School Big Band Dance Band. More...

What others are saying

Presidential politics and CEO pay

In the wake of the 2008 financial crash, Republican presidential candidate John McCain lashed out at executives of bailed-out banks, calling for their pay to be cut to the salary level of the President of the United States, $400,000 a year.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Queen reflects on fair week

As summer comes to a close and another fair has come and gone, many memories were made on the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds.  More...

Sunflower mania in full bloom

They screech to a stop on busy thoroughfares, park willy nilly on the side of the road and hoist their babies, dogs and each other to be photographed amid the golden blooms.  Once a charming local secret, sunflower seeking has become an Instagra More...

Beekeepers, growers get financially stung by hive thefts

Bee rustlers are driving up the cost of one of nature’s sweetest enterprises: Honeybee hives valued at over $350 apiece are disappearing in large numbers. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t send Peter Pan packing off to Neverland

Dear Annie: My first husband was a workaholic with little time for me or any enjoyment, so when I divorced and met my current husband, I was thrilled to find such an optimistic, funloving man. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Put your chocolate on ice

Dear Heloise: I love dark chocolate and like to buy it when it’s on sale. Can it be FROZEN? — Elizabeth in Kingsport, Tenn.  You absolutely can freeze chocolate. More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM DARLINGTON

1. Retaining status   Moving the Southern 500 back to its Labor Day weekend date has made the race special again. For nearly a decade it was staged the day before Mother’s Day. Martin Truex Jr. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Last call   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers  What’s the ticking I hear?   More...

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