December 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

HASB members selected for roles

The Huntingdon Area School Board met Monday night in the district conference room for its annual reorganization meeting to vote on next years meeting times and board position holders.  More...

Penn State fans plan Rose Bowl pilgrimage

Penn State fans received their Christmas present early with Penn State’s win over Wisconsin Saturday and many have fixed their sights on following their beloved Nittany Lions to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Monday, Jan. 2.  More...

Local News

Defendants waive hearings in central court session

Eight defendants were scheduled for the Nov. 30 session of Huntingdon County Central Court.  Six of those defendants waived their right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo. More...

Chain saw artist creates local sculpture

A wooden sculpture is taking shape on East Route 22 just beyond Top’s Diner under the various chain saws of sculptor Tim Klock, who has been commissioned by Pam Stern at Nationwide Insurance.  The design will emulate the Nationwide Insura More...

Winter road maintenance bids awarded in Liberty Township

The Liberty Township supervisors Monday evening opened and awarded winter road maintenance bids, gave final approval to a 2017 fiscal budget and listened to updates about a road and bridge project. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Wilson College president speaks to civic club

75 years ago  President Paul Swain Havens of Wilson College will address the Huntingdon Civic Club tomorrow evening in the Oller Hall at Juniata College. His subject will be “Education versus Propaganda.”  More...

Chance of polio outbreak in U.S. is nonexistent

Dear Doctor: I heard about a polio outbreak in Nigeria this summer. Might there be an outbreak here in the United States?  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Colts romp 41-10 over Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Boys just want to have fun. Andrew Luck certainly didn’t have any when he sat out a Thanksgiving night loss with a concussion. More...

Baseball meetings heat up

Melancon to Giants for $62 million

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Albeit too late to save them this year, the San Francisco Giants got their closer.  All-Star righty Mark Melancon and the Giants reached agreement on a $62 million, four-year contract Monday. More...

US team has star studded commitments

OXON HILL, Md. More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Lauren Shearer and Erik Hurley, both of Huntingdon, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Douglas and Melanie Shearer of Spruce Creek. More...

Local teen attains Eagle Scout Rank

Nicholas Collare, a member of Boy Scout Troop 4494 in Robertsdale, was recently presented with scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, at a Court of Honor ceremony held Nov. 26 at the Robertsdale Church of God. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 12! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ryan Patrick Sullivan, who turns 12 years old today, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. His proud parents are Tom and Mindy Sullivan of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016:  More...

Forest fire risks continue locally

Nearly an inch of rain recently fell over a highly aggressive forest fire in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, last week, helping to prevent the blaze from reigniting and clearing the smoke.  More...

JVSB leadership retained for year

No leadership changes were made at the reorganization meeting of the Juniata Valley School Board Monday evening.  Timothy Deihl was appointed temporary chairman long enough for the board to vote for Dennis Johnson as board president once again, More...

MUASB officers elected for 2017

Members of the Mount Union Area School Board met Monday night for the purpose of reorganizing for the new year.  More...

Supervisors agree to keep local road

Cromwell Township Supervisors will not close a township road after a resident visited the monthly meeting Monday night.  Mark Stanley, who lives on Laurel Hollow Road, asked the board Monday to keep Chilcote Road open.  More...

World  Free Access 

Recovery of California fire victims winds down; investigation looms

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Matt Damon says ‘Wall’ role never intended for Asian actor

BEIJING (AP) — Matt Damon said Tuesday that his role in the new China-Hollywood production “The Great Wall” was always intended to be European, responding to criticism that an Asian actor should have been picked for the part.  More...

After mistrial, slain SC motorist’s family still confident justice will prevail

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 6   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

Men’s Basketball:

Juniata holds off Tartans 62-58

An 18-0 run early in last evening’s game provided the cushion and the Juniata men’s basketball team never allowed it to slip completely away in a 62-58 victory over visiting Carnegie Mellon.  Both teams are now 4-3 for the season.&nb More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

More Hunting to Follow   More...

Editorial

Immigrant health care under a cloud of uncertainty

Health coverage and immigration status are inextricably linked for many Californians.  Citizens and many lawfully present immigrants are eligible for most health care options.  For other immigrants, insurance availability varies by status. More...

How They Voted

WASHINGTON -- Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Dec. 2.  House  More...

HSA balances climb but benefits reward wealthier consumers most

President-elect Donald Trump has proposed expanding health savings accounts as an alternative to the health law. More...

Chatter Box

Retirement congratulations

There are some pretty special people in Huntingdon County who generously give their time without asking for any recognition.  One of those people stepped down Saturday after 27 years as Hopewell Township secretary.  More...

Healthy Living

Plan a visit to the dentist before the holidays

We all love to look our best over the Christmas holidays. Women search for the perfect New Year’s Eve dress, men hope to .nd some elegant yet comfortable shoes, and appointments have to be made for hairstyles, manicures, and beauty treatments. More...

Why dental hygiene is essential for overall health

The importance of maintaining clean teeth and healthy gums goes beyond having fresh breath and a white smile. Many people are surprised to discover that oral hygiene plays an integral role in overall health. More...

Pear and Cranberry

QUINOA SALAD

INGREDIENTS • 1 cup quinoa • 2 cups water • 1/2 tsp. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A heap of hate

Dear Annie: Years ago, we were friends with a beautiful young lady and her husband. He passed away several years ago, and she has never been the same since. More...

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