October 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pumpkin size, availability impacted by dry summer weather

Though persistent dry weather has impacted this year’s pumpkin harvest, the effects of the weather aren’t as bad as they could have been.  Warriors Mark Township commercial farmer Bill Hoover said the vines in his pumpkin patch are j More...

Local News

Walker Twp. campground dispute continues

During their monthly meeting Tuesday, the Walker Township Supervisors warned campers with spots in Reed’s Campground not to pay for the next season until it’s certain the campground will open again.  More...

Saxton leaders dispute tree trimming issue

With limited funds available for tree trimming, Saxton Borough councilman and street committee chairman Larry Miller said it’s the borough’s responsibility to rid the community of unsightly and dangerous trees, no matter what the situatio More...

Kistler holiday, public safety announcements made

Without a quorum, Kistler Borough Council was unable to take action Tuesday night; instead, council president Amy Smith shared several announcements regarding public safety, street repairs and the borough’s trick-ortreat celebration.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Official urges action on new highway project

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon Borough Council heard a representative of the state highway department from Hollidaysburg, H.F. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 12   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Recalling memories of Robertsdale’s ‘South Main Street Gang’

This week I’d like to devote some space to topics that could be branded, “just for the fun of it.” In other words, I’m way behind schedule, not to mention the fact that I’m fighting off a late summer cold and suffering f More...

Local Sports

All four area teams earn league victories

High School Volleyball:

Huntingdon   Huntingdon missed just five serves all evening during Tuesday’s Mountain League match with visiting Tyrone and finished with 12 service aces as the Bearcats swept past the Golden Eagles on scores of 25-18, 25-22 and 25-16.&nbs More...

Rockets down Bearcats 5-1

High School Field Hockey:

A strong defensive effort by Southern Huntingdon, along with getting shot opportunities inside the circle, put the Rockets up 2-1 in the first half against a young Huntingdon squad. More...

Ridge downs Tussey 5-1

Girls’ Soccer:

Tussey Mountain and Chestnut Ridge played through a scoreless first half in Saxton Tuesday. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Joel James Black, 110 Candy Lane, Bedford, and Danielle Marie Troutman, 278 W. Mattie Road, Everett.  Kenneth Alten Blanchard Sr., 6135 Old Glory Lane, Cassville, and Tonya Marie Cummings, also of Cassville.  Brody Dean Brunner, 103 W. More...

Boy Scouts hosts Webelos for day of games, fellowship

Boy Scouts from Troop 25 and Webelos Scouts from Pack 24 in Alexandria, Pack 226 in McConnellstown and Pack 248 in Huntingdon recently enjoyed a day of games and fellowship activities at Martin Gap. More...

Something new for pumpkin repertoire

Pumpkins are readily available in fall, when people carve jack-o’-lanterns out of pumpkins for Halloween or serve up pumpkin pie after a hearty Thanksgiving dinner.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Taxiing through life

Dear Annie: My wife is terrified of flying. Always has been. Back when we were deciding on a honeymoon destination, I convinced her we should try Hawaii — and she spent the flight so on edge that it must have taken years off her life. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Greasing a problem pan

Dear Heloise: I ran across this neat hint in a magazine last fall. I was making a lot of zucchini bread using a fluted cake pan. It was hard to GREASE AND FLOUR. Simply combine equal parts oil, softened shortening and flour. Mix thoroughly. More...

Special Sections

Leaders approve restroom project

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a contractor to proceed with the renovations of the courthouse’s first floor restrooms during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Election sign theft reported in county

As the November election draws closer, candidate signs are popping up in yards across the county — some are disappearing, too.  “I know of some friends and parents of friends who have had their signs stolen,” said Samantha Roth More...

Guidance reports shared at HCCTC

Members of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center’s (HCCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) heard a report about the progress of area school districts formulating a guidance plan for careers and post-secondary education for grades K More...

State  Free Access 

Speaker stumping for House GOP, but not for Trump

CHESTER SPRINGS (AP) — For Paul Ryan, October is now all about protecting the Republican majority of the House — and his own job as speaker.  More...

World  Free Access 

Comcast fined $2.3 million for overcharging customers

NEW YORK (AP) — Government regulators are fining Comcast $2.3 million, saying the cable giant has charged customers for stuff they never ordered, like premium channels or extra cable boxes.  More...

Iowa company recalls cookie dough sold to other firms

GARNER, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa company is recalling the cookie dough it sold to Blue Bell Creameries and other food companies because it may be contaminated with listeria bacteria.  More...

Business News

ReInvision Huntingdon founder nominated among ‘Women Making a Difference’

Ryan Gibboney, instructor in integrated media arts at Juniata College and founder of ReInvision Huntingdon Inc., has been nominated and received recognition for the second time in Pennsylvania Business Central.  She has been recognized in the pu More...

Product development manager joins MBG

Danté L. DiOrio has joined Mutual Benefit Group as research and product development manager.  More...

Price Motor Sales, CCA team up to raise funds

Price Motor Sales and Calvary Christian Academy-Upper Booster Club co-hosted a booster club fundraiser presented by the brands of FCA Sept. 15 and raised $2,440 for the Calvary Christian Academy   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cubs beat Giants 6-5 to win series 3-1

National League Division Series:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kris Bryant tossed his glove high in the air, Jake Arrieta jumped over the dugout railing and the rest of the Chicago Cubs rushed to join the celebration.  Pure revelry and a sigh of relief, all at once.  More...

Dodgers down Nats 6-5 to force fifth game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw was out of the game, his head down in the dugout, the Los Angeles bullpen faltering and the season slipping away.  Chase Utley plucked the Dodgers from the brink, singling home the tiebreaking run with tw More...

Dustin Johnson PGA Player of the Year

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Dustin Johnson’s first major was only part of a dream season that culminated with the PGA Tour player of the year award on Tuesday.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016:  More...

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