October 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Spacecraft visible to local residents

County residents will be able to view the launching of a space craft from MARS Pad 0A, Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Sunday, Oct. More...

Vigil to raise awareness

Huntingdon House executive director Jean Collins spoke to the crowd at a candlelight vigil Friday evening on the steps of the Huntingdon County Courthouse to raise awareness of domestic violence and More...

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Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Samuel Dwayn Lyon  Date of Birth: unknown  Age: 37 years old  Height: 5 feet, 10 inches  Weight: 180 pounds  Eye color: Hazel  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): Shade Gap  Wanted for: Failure to More...

Men waive hearings in drug-related cases

A Newton Hamilton man who was part of drug arrests in March and again in September waived his preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

Roll-over crash

State police at Huntingdon investigated a one-vehicle accident on Seven Points Road, near the intersection of Route 26, in Penn Township, that occurred at 5:46 p.m Friday. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Ceremony marks completion of Route 522 project in Orby

75 Years Ago  President Roosevelt criticized the nation for permitting conditions which have left 50 percent of its youth unfit mentally or physically for army service, and inaugurated a program to “salvage” 200,000 of the 1,000,000 More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 15   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.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sparks rout Lynx for 2-1 lead

WNBA Finals:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker watched video of herself in every game the Sparks played against Minnesota this season.  She didn’t like what she saw.  More...

Indians down Jays 2-0

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor hit a tworun homer and Corey Kluber silenced Toronto’s booming bats, giving the Cleveland Indians a 2-0 win over the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series on Friday night.  More...

Dolphins are underdogs at home for good reason

MIAMI (AP) — Ninety minutes up the Florida Turnpike, a restaurant in Fort Pierce advertises its hours: “We take Sundays off, just like the Dolphins.”  In South Florida and beyond, Miami’s NFL team is again the butt of jok More...

Religion News

Church thrives by adopting nontraditional strategies

PLUM (AP) — At 50, Lee Kricher expected to spend the next 10 years making the best earnings of his life.  He had been climbing the corporate ladder at an international leadership consulting firm in Atlanta, where the Northeast native and h More...

Pope urges Lutherans to set aside doctrine to work together

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Lutherans to set aside doctrinal differences Thursday and work with Catholics to care for the poor, the sick and refugees as he laid out his vision for greater communion before his visit to Sweden later th More...

Pope’s words open door to confusion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An ideological tug of war over the firing of a Rhode Island church music director for marrying his same-sex partner illustrates the confusion that permeates some U.S. More...

School News

Students of the Month

Students in the Southern Huntingdon County School District were recognized as Students of the Month at the school board’s monthly workshop meeting Oct. 12. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Oct. 17, 2016:  More...

Area farmers eligible for aid

Local farmers may be eligible for some assistance as a result of the drought conditions, as the county still remains under a drought watch, and the USDA has issued drought declarations for certain counties in the state.  More...

Medicare open enrollment begins

Open enrollment for Medicare begins today, Saturday, Oct. 15, and those who qualify need to understand what they need to do sign up or make changes to their insurance. More...

JVES kindergartners see science research

Kristin Joivell, a kindergarten teacher at Juniata Valley Elementary School, has had an opportunity to bring scientific research techniques to her classroom, allowing young students to participate in ongoing scientific research in distant regions.&nb More...

World  Free Access 

Nobel Prize in literature awarded to musician for first time

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for expanding the poetic possibilities of music with a body of work that includes “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Mr. More...

Medicare unveils far-reaching overhaul of doctors’ pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare on Friday unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it compensates doctors and other clinicians. The goal is to reward quality, cost-effective care instead of just paying piecemeal for services.  More...

Paralyzed man feels touch through mind-controlled robot hand

WASHINGTON (AP) — A paralyzed man is regaining a sense of touch while using a mind-controlled robotic hand, feeling subtle pressure in his own fingers when the artificial ones are touched. More...

Local Sports

Border leads Bearcats to big win at Philipsburg

Huntingdon couldn’t have had a better start to Friday evening’s Mountain League contest at Philipsburg-Osceola. More...

Tussey ends long losing streak

It had been a long time since Tussey Mountain won a football game. Something the program wasn’t used to. More...

Knights roll past Hornets in second half

Moshannon Valley senior running back Jake Murawski carried the ball 24 times for 255 net yards and a pair of second half touchdowns to lead the Black Knights to a 20-13 come-from-behind victory Friday at Juniata Valley.  With the loss, Juniata V More...

People/Pastimes

Locks of Love donation

Lily Morningstar recently donated her hair to Locks of Love, a public nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from longterm medica More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Justin David Conner II, who turns 10 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. His proud parents are Justin and Tena Conner of Mapleton. More...

Send greeetings to ...

Pauline Thomas, 90, of Mapleton was recently hospitalized and would enjoy receiving cards and well wishes from family, friends and neighbors. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Worried about wife’s weight gain

Dear Annie: I need help figuring out how to address a touchy subject. Over the past few years, my lovely wife — let’s call her “Deb” — has gradually gained some weight. More...

Doctor K

Home blood pressure monitor gives more complete control

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor told me to check my blood pressure at home, but he didn’t give me many details. Could you provide some guidance?  More...

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