December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon tax rate to remain steady

Despite rising health care costs, Huntingdon Borough residents will not see a tax increase in 2017.  The 2017 proposed budget went on display Wednesday at the Huntingdon Borough office and is available for review and public comment.  More...

CJAB members hear update on positions

Huntingdon County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) members heard a number of updates and made some changes to the bylaws during a meeting Wednesday in the Bailey Building.  Although many of the discussions at previous meetings revolved aro More...

Local News

Porter Twp. Supervisors adopt 2017 fiscal plan

With no further discussion, Porter Township Supervisors adopt the 2017 budget at their monthly meeting Tuesday evening, with no tax increases included.  The budget included $743,783 in income, and $731,000 in expenses.  In other budgetary s More...

Oneida Twp. leaders hear COG update

The Oneida Township Supervisors heard reports from the November Huntingdon County Council of Governments (COG) meeting during their monthly meeting Wednesday night.  More...

Police Log

Posing as physician   More...

World  Free Access 

Trump’s choice for top China diplomat has ties to Xi

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It may seem odd for the governor of a lightly populated agricultural state to be chosen as U.S. ambassador to China, especially amid escalating talk of a trade war with the major U.S. More...

Democratic states wary as Trump embarks on victory tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Donald Trump makes his thank-you tour of states that voted for him, other parts of the country are gearing up to do battle with his administration.  More...

Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas could be the epicenter for the nation’s next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons climb in America’s second-largest s More...

Local Sports

Women’s Basketball:

Eagles roar back to beat Bearcats

With just 7:27 left in last nights game with visiting St. Vincent, the Juniata women’s basketball team found itself trailing 61-47 and showing no signs of avoiding a loss. More...

Photo

Last month, Juniata Valley senior Bryce Hensor, second from the right, signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Morehead State University, a Division I school in the Ohio Valley Confere More...

Editorial

Why we still need feminism

From his campaign rhetoric to his transition appointments, our next president has placed himself squarely in a conservative movement calling itself the “alt-right.” That movement, the Los Angeles Times reports, “generally embraces a More...

On the ground in Standing Rock

Beyond the protests, police crackdowns, and pipeline drama, what’s it really like at Standing Rock, North Dakota? This October, I went to see for myself.  More...

Environmentalists hope to protect health care

Environmental groups are laser-focused in their crusade for cleaner air and water, on curbing climate change, and preventing toxins from contaminating communities. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Hoofprinters recognized

Members of the Huntingdon County Hoofprinters 4-H Club were recently honored with year-end awards. More...

Milk punch is good addition to Christmas gatherings

Christmas is just around the corner and we have so much to celebrate, especially the birth of our Savior! More...

Dairy has potential to help malnutrition in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — Even as Asia makes clear strides in taming hunger and famine, the rapidly modernizing continent needs to focus more on diversifying its diet or risk failing to quell malnutrition, with milk having the potential to help, the U.N. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Too busy to be a friend

Dear Annie: I have Type 2 diabetes, and I went through a near-death experience this summer — with kidney failure, congestive heart failure and other problems. I had to have surgery. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 9, 2016:  More...

MU leaders call for tax increase

Mount Union Borough residents will see a two-mill increase in taxes in the new year for the third year in a row.  Council voted to advertise the proposed 2017 budget at their monthly meeting Wednesday night.  The proposed budget will be adv More...

TMSB members elect 2017 leaders

A Robertsdale area man was retained as president of the Tussey Mountain School Board of Education during the school district’s annual reorganization session Wednesday evening in the administrative conference room at the juniorsenior high school More...

Holiday events planned in Mount Union

Mount Union Borough is geared up to host a Christmas celebration to remember this weekend with an assortment of events to delight people of all ages.  The second week of December has always been a time when Mount Union residents deck the halls a More...

State  Free Access 

Highest court grapples with life terms for kids

HARRISBURG (AP) — A case before Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday could soon produce new sentencing rules for juvenile homicide defendants in the state who are facing the possibility of life in prison without parole.  More...

Child predator who fled US is convicted of rape

NORRISTOWN (AP) — A child predator in Pennsylvania who vanished before his 2006 sentencing was convicted Wednesday in England of raping a 13-year-old girl.  Gerard Zalewski, 33, was sentenced in Lancashire to 12 years in jail, the Montgome More...

State levels $3.5 million fine against gas driller

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania environmental regulators have fined a natural gas driller more than $3.5 million for violations at 10 well sites and six pipeline locations.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

JVSB president elected to fifth year

75 years ago  More...

An apple or an Oreo for lunch? Take a guess ...

Dear Doctor: I read that sugar might be worse for your heart than fat. Should I give up sweets?  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 8   Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cleveland crushes New York 126-94

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love also surpassed 20, and the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the New York Knicks 126-94 on Wednesday night.  More...

Cubs get closer; Chapman back to Yanks

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The champion Chicago Cubs filled their only real need, getting All-Star reliever Wade Davis. More...

Capitals win 4-3 after blowing lead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Wednesday night.  Justin Williams scored twice and Daniel Winnik also had a goal to p More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lydia Carole Stapleton, who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Her proud parents are Mike and Cass Stapleton of Huntingdon. Lydia is the little sister of Ada Toshiko.  More...

Legion auxiliary plans events

The members of the auxiliary to the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24, Huntingdon, held their monthly meeting at the post home Nov. More...

Cub Scout Pack 471

Members and guests of Cub Scout Pack 471 of Saxton sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129, Saxton, visited the Sandy Run Landfill located in Hopewell Township, Bedford County. More...

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