November 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fuel options offered at area Sheetz

Motorists will soon have more options when it comes to fueling their vehicles, as two fuel options will be added at a Smithfield Township store.  Sheetz is expanding its fueling options to offer Flex- Fuel and E15 at its store on Route 26.  More...

Christmas festivities to kick off in Saxton

Members of the Christmas in the Parkway (CHIP) committee announced that Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a pre-holiday appearance in Saxton at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

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Local News

Volunteers, donors keep food pantry in business

Three volunteers of the Huntingdon Area Food Pantry were honored for 10 years of service to the charitable organization. The recognition took place in early November at the annual dinner to honor all volunteers.  More...

Firefighters grant provides opportunities

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) will award over $310 million directly to fire departments, state fire academies and nonaffiliated EMS organizations to enhance response capabilities and mor More...

Deadly wildfires ravage Tennessee tourism town

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — In the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, a Tennessee tourist mecca emerged from the smoke, charred and vacant after a swift-moving wildfire. Many buildings were burned to their foundations. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Water restrictions lifted by Obisonia Water Co.

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania’s small game season left a trail of dead and wounded hunters. At least 20 persons were wounded fatally while hunting and scores of others were injured, many seriously.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 30   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Vesey goal lifts Rangers to 3-2 win over ’Canes

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Vesey scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 5:12 remaining to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.  Rick Nash had a goal and an assist, Nick Holden also score More...

Rookies make impact in Steelers’ success

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The learning curve is starting to level off for Javon Hargrave, Artie Burns and Sean Davis. That hardly means it’s flat. Not by a long shot. More...

Bucks stun Cavaliers 118-101

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo tied a career high with 34 points and the Milwaukee Bucks stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-101 on Tuesday night.  Antetokounmpo added 12 rebounds and five assists while Milwaukee ended Cleveland&rs More...

Annie's Mailbox

Social distortion

Dear Annie: I have a handsome 23-year-old son who has been dealing with Asperger’s syndrome for about 20 years. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Hairy strings a carrot thing?

Dear Heloise: What causes the HAIRY STRINGS to grow on carrots, and what causes carrots to have cracks in them? Oh, and are they still safe to eat? — Ron T. in Pennsylvania  More...

Special Sections

Leaders ratify union contract

After nearly a year without a contract, county union employees have a new agreement after the Huntingdon County Commissioners signed the final documents of a two-year deal between the parties during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  The Teamsters L More...

Grant could fund preservation effort

The goal to digitize all county records from 1787 to 1986 continues, and an approval from the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday will bring the register and recorder’s officer closer to achieving that goal.  More...

Events added to Huntingdon tree-lighting

The annual Huntingdon  Borough Christmas tree lighting will return to Washington Street from 5-7 p.m. Friday,  Dec. 2, in what is hoped will be the beginning of a new community tradition.   More...

State  Free Access 

Hearing scheduled next week for vote recount

HARRISBURG (AP) — A hearing has been scheduled next week in a Green Party-backed request for a court-ordered recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. More...

World  Free Access 

Trump: ‘Consequences’ for flag-burners

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday anyone who burns an American flag should face unspecified “consequences,” such as jail or a loss of citizenship — a move that was ruled out by the Supreme Court nearl More...

Dictionary.com’s word of the year is ‘xenophobia’

NEW YORK (AP) — You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com’s word of the year is “xenophobia.”  More...

White House Christmas theme: ‘The Gift of the Holidays’

WASHINGTON (AP) — For her family’s final Christmas in the White House, Michelle Obama used the holiday decor to highlight her core initiatives as first lady: service, education and health.  The familiar crowd-pleasers are still part More...

Business News

Thanksgiving weekend shoppers spent less due to discounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving weekend shoppers picked up hot toys, TVs and new Apple products, buying both online and in stores, but spent less per person because of rampant discounting that they’ve come to demand.  More...

Giving the gift of financial well-being

AP Personal Finance Writer  Instead of the latest toy or gadget, some people are trying to give their loved ones more financial security this holiday season.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Nov. 18, 2016  Avery R. Baker, grantor, to Karen R. Wyland, property in Henderson Township, $170,000.  Ronald R. Griffith Trust and Ronald R. Griffith, trustee, grantors, to Ronald R. More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Hoover-Householder

Taylor Householder and Kevin Hoover, both of Lebanon, were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Edgewater Acres, Alexandria. The Rev. Edward Gobrecht presided over the 3 p.m. ceremony. More...

Cub Scout Pack 226

Members of Cub Scout Pack 226 enjoyed a great night Nov. 22 at the first pack meeting of the year. A total of 13 boys made Bobcat, the first rank in scouting. More...

Advancing in rank

Boy Scout Troop 4471 of Saxton presented an advancement award Nov. 21 at the regular troop meeting held at the Saxton Sportsman’s Association building. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Sagittarius if born before 3:52 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016:  More...

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