September 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Corporal retires from state police

State police Cpl. Carol Peters has hung up her gray uniform shirt for good.  Peters recently retired from the Huntingdon barracks in Walker Township with 25 years of service in law enforcement.  More...

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Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Richard Victor Dixon  Date of Birth: Aug. More...

Electrical fire extinguished quickly

Business was interrupted for a short period of time as volunteers from area fire companies responded to a reported electrical fire at All American Pizza on the 600 block of Washington Street, Hunting More...

CDC officials explain risk of brain-eating amoeba

An extremely rare infection quickly led to a swimmer’s death last week in Maryland, caused by Naegleria fowleri, or the brain eating amoeba.  Kerry Stoutenburgh, 19, contracted the disease after swimming in a creek.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 17   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, Sept. 18   More...

Wible descendants hold 107th reunion

The descendants of Elliot and Annie Wible and Harvey and Henrietta Wible met for the 107th family reunion Aug. 27-28 at the Wible reunion grounds in Three Springs, Springfield Township.  More...

Woodward-Carper

Heather Carper of Birmingham and Philip Woodward of Roaring Spring were united in marriage Saturday, July 30, 2016, at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. The Rev. Suzanne Morelli presided over the 3:30 p.m. ceremony. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bengals want to be cool and make a statement

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals insist they’re past the meltdown that cost them so dearly in a playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last January.  Yet nine months later, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick still can’t quite More...

Barkley ready to lead Nittany Lions

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Saquon Barkley doesn’t care about statistics, except one he focused on in the days following Penn State’s loss to Pitt.  The fumble.  “I am tough on myself. More...

Pirates come up with big win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates did the little things to come up with a big win.  Jordy Mercer had an RBI single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, David Freese added a two-run single, and the Pirates overcame some shaky de More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Aries if born before 12:58 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Sept. 19, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Five picked up in drug arrests

Two men arrested in March drug raids are awaiting arraignment and facing additional drug charges, along with three others, the state Attorney General’s office announced Friday.  More...

Fruit program spurs healthy habits

A new program at Giant Food Stores across the state, including the local store in the Lake Raystown Shopping Plaza in Smithfield Township, is helping children choose healthy options when snacking.  Children age 10 and under who shop with their p More...

Caution urged when dealing with ‘clickbait’

While perusing social media, links with attention-grabbing or sensationalized headlines, often referred to as “clickbait,” can be hard to scroll past, but local experts advise the click may not be worth the risk.  More...

World  Free Access 

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ defend Emmy crowns amid change

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television has become a Wild West of adventurous channels and booming digital platforms, with intriguing new shows pouring into its wide-open spaces.  More...

New film shows Beatles helped fight segregation

LONDON (AP) — Music aside, the true power of The Beatles wasn’t the volume of their fans or the popularity of their hairstyles — it was the pull of their politics.  More...

Researchers creating antibiotic gel to tackle ear infections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. A one-time squirt of special ear drops one day might replace that ordeal.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Lenape Nation members to gather at Blair’s Field

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Trojans post third straight win

The Trojans of Mount Union and the Rockets of Southern Huntingdon squared off in Mount Union Friday night. They kept each other in check for the first quarter without either team scoring. More...

Panthers escape visit from Titans

Underdog Tussey Mountain showed why the annual game with Northern Bedford is called “The Backyard Brawl.” Records don’t matter and the Titans had their chances Friday night against the Black Panthers.  More...

Strong finish gives Clearfield win

Huntingdon and Clearfield battled even at War Vets Field for three quarters Friday night. In the fourth quarter, Clearfield scored on two big plays in the fourth quarter to pull away for the 35-21 Mountain League victory.  More...

Religion News

A service to honor local heroes

Local heroes were honored for their dedication and hard work during a blessing service held Sept. 10 by members of the Cassville Lutheran Church and the Trough Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Brethren Heritage Fair planned

The Middle Pennsylvania District Churches of the Brethren will hold its 36th annual Heritage Fair Saturday, Sept. 24, at Camp Blue Diamond, Petersburg. More...

Dulcimer band to perform at church

Henrietta Speer, music director at the historic Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, has announced a performance by the “Strung- Out Dulcimer Band” of Mifflintown, Juniata County. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A post-bar way to meet someone

Dear Annie: I am 35 years old, live in a large city and am currently single. I am an attorney and work long hours and weekends. My career affords me a nice and stable lifestyle, and I am generally a content person. More...

Doctor K

Help is available for caregivers

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m the primary caregiver for my ill, elderly father. I ’ m exhausted and upset all the time. What can I do to lighten my load without costing us much? Neither of us is well off. More...

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