October 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Halloween festivities begin

Members of the Mapleton American Legion Post 322 color guard led the annual Mapleton Halloween parade Saturday evening, which garnered participation from 100 mummers. More...

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Local News

New SHCSD superintendent attends workshop

Members of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board (SHCSB) met for a workshop meeting Oct. 12.  Newly appointed SHCSD superintendent Dwayne Northcraft attended the meeting for the first time. More...

Firefighters called for furnace malfunction

Firefighters from the Three Springs Volunteer Fire Co. and some of its mutual aid companies were called for a possible building fire at 10083 Pogue Road shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday.  More...

MUAHS band members win three in a row

The Mount Union Area High School Band traveled to Sunbury, home of the Shikellamy High School Braves, Saturday to compete against schools from outside the region and came home a winner .  Rick Kane, director of bands at MUAHS, said, “We r More...

General News

Clinton, Trump condemn Republican office firebombing

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a local Republican Party office in North Carolina was vandalized and set on fire in what a state GOP official called an act of “political terrorism.”  More...

Bad cable delays comeback rocket launch from Virginia

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A bad cable has delayed a rocket launch from Virginia by a NASA shipper eager to make a strong comeback.  More...

VP to speak about ambitious push to find cancer cure

BOSTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is speaking in Boston about the White House’s ambitious push to find a cure for cancer.  Biden will speak Wednesday afternoon about the so-called “Cancer Moonshot” initiative at the More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Dodgers even series with 1-0 victory

CHICAGO (AP) — So much for October closer. With his Dodgers desperate for a win, Clayton Kershaw delivered the most dominant start of his checkered playoff career. More...

Shorthanded Redskins get past Eagles 27-20

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Missing their biggest offensive target and facing one of the NFL’s top defenses, the Washington Redskins looked as in command as they’ve been all season. More...

Dolphins surprise Steelers 30-15

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins left Ben Roethlisberger limping, and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t look much better. More...

Senior Spotlight

Will baby-boomers redefine retirement and old age?

There’s a lot of discussion about our aging population and its consequences on our society? Today’s hot topics, an aging population and a low birth rate, preoccupy many people, and are often presented as a vision of horror.  More...

Involved seniors are shaping our society

Make no mistake; “retirement” certainly isn’t synonymous with “idleness”, “aging”, or “uselessness”. More...

Let’s celebrate the social involvement of our seniors

Regardless of their age or their living environment, many seniors are involved in benevolent activities. Their acts of volunteerism, however, aren’t always considered as such since seniors are often giving of themselves to those around them. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Let the newbie take care of it

Dear Annie: I’ve been a certified nurse’s aide for about eight months. I’ve been working at my newest job, at a nursing home, for six months.  More...

Hints from Heloise

New lid is not a snap

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about the new lids that are on margarine containers. Linda wrote: “My Sound Off is about the new lids manufacturers are placing on margarine containers.  More...

Special Sections

Sewer system won’t go to ORJMA

After years of negotiations, local leaders have come to an agreement. More...

Fall warm up expected today

The next few days will give area residents a chance to enjoy some balmy temperatures after the first bite of seasonable chill last week, but calling it Indian summer may not be accurate.  More...

County Republicans to attend fall dinner

The Huntingdon County Republican Committee will host its annual fall rally dinner Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Smithfield Fire Hall. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Network focusing on GOP Senate, not Trump

FAIRLESS HILLS (AP) — To the Republicans in the red “Can’t Afford Katie” T-shirts, it’s as if Donald Trump doesn’t even exist. More...

Lawsuit by ex-coach against Penn State set to get underway

BELLEFONTE (AP) — A civil trial set to begin Monday in a Pennsylvania courtroom will determine if Penn State should pay for a claim it mistreated a former assistant coach who provided key evidence used to convict child molester Jerry Sandusky. More...

Police: Man jumps into river after crash; body recovered

TARENTUM (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a body was recovered after a man jumped into a Pittsburgh-area river following a police chase and a crash.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Oct. 17   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats top Rams 3-1

High School Boys’ Soccer:

Senior Night at Detwiler Field didn’t start well for the Bearcats Saturday as Penns Valley scored in the opening two minutes of play. Huntingdon regrouped, had a lead before halftime, and went on to top the Rams 3-1.  More...

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball Juniata completed an unbeaten run through the Landmark Conference with a 3-0 victory over Catholic Saturday evening in Memorial Gym. Set scores were 25-17, 25-21 and 25-19. More...

Calvary teams split with Mifflin County

The Calvary Christian Academy girls’ soccer team came back to down visiting Mifflin County Christian School 6-4 Friday afternoon. In the boys’ match, Mifflin County outscored Calvary 2-1 in the second half and won 4-3.  More...

People/Pastimes

Pumpkin spice up your life

Certain flavors are synonymous with fall, and pumpkin spice tops the list.  Dozens of seasonal products now feature everyone’s favorite fall flavor, but if your inner chef is calling, it’s easier than ever to whip up decadent pumpkin More...

Halloween pumpkin-carving pointers

Transforming pumpkins into cleverly carved creations is a Halloween tradition. Each October, glowing pumpkins take up residence near doorsteps and porches, adding to the magical ambiance of the season. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Taurus if born before 10:30 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016: More...

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