December 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Seniors take part in outreach project

Jack Frost may be apt to nip at noses and fingers this time of year, but the residents of Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, have embarked on a project to warm both the hands and hearts of those in need.  More...

Mount Union teen plans fire aid project

A Mount Union teen is hoping to enlist the community’s help in reaching out to the people of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, as they deal with the aftermath of devastating wildfires.  Samantha Crum, a senior at Mount Union Area High School, has fo More...

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State fights Green Party recount bid in federal court

HARRISBURG (AP) — Calling it a “fishing expedition,” Pennsylvania election officials on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out a Green Party-backed lawsuit that seeks a recount of paper ballots cast in the Nov. More...

Couple held in death of disabled man with bed sores

VERONA (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple has been jailed in the death of a disabled man who weighed just 76 pounds when he died in bed at their home last year.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Recruiting offices swamped with applicants

75 years ago  Recruiting offices were swamped with applicants today as Congress talked about the possibility of expanding the selective service age limit from 21-28 to 18-35 years. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 9   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

People/Pastimes

Legion donation supports RSVP volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of many non-profit organizations which address the needs of their communities.  More...

United in Marriage

Thayer-Clewell

Danyelle Clewell of Three Springs and Asa Thayer of Sunbury were united in marriage Aug. 6, 2016, at Immanuel Bible Church, Three Springs. The Rev. Steve Heaster, pastor of Immanuel Bible Church, and the Rev. More...

Friends of the Woods share holiday spirit

Friends of the Woods, auxiliary to the Westminster Woods retirement community, met Dec. 1 to hold their bi-monthly business meeting and luncheon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Failing in the real world

Dear Annie: I recently graduated from college with a degree in journalism. I interviewed with several media companies in New York and landed my dream job at a major online magazine. I was thrilled.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Dear Heloise: I am retired and a senior citizen. To keep my mind active, I created a BLOG featuring my family. It was so much fun getting together all of the funny stories, etc. Then I created a second one, and now I am on my third.  More...

Despite rainfall, drought persists

Though snow showers are forecasted this weekend, the county remains under a drought watch, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  John LaCorte, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, gave a synopsis of th More...

Changes approved for HOME project

Huntingdon County Planning Department representatives sought approval from the county commissioners this week for changes to inspectors for the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation (HOME) Program in Broad Top City Borough.  More...

Hunters urged to prepare for emergencies

Although many local hunters have combed the woods in the county for years and it may not seem like a vast wilderness, local experts remind folks it’s still possible to get turned around or caught out at night. More...

World  Free Access 

Fast food executive nominated as top ick for labor secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump plans to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, saying he would nominate fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary.  More...

Churches vow to offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants

BROCKTON, Mass. More...

Oakland artists fear crackdown after Ghost Ship warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Ghost Ship is now gone. But there’s The Salt Lick, the ominously named Deathtrap and other converted warehouses where artists are holding emergency meetings behind locked metal doors.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Chiefs control AFC West with win over Raiders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. More...

College Football Awards:

Jackson wins Maxwell; Watson takes Davey O’Brien

ATLANTA (AP) — Lamar Jackson picked up another trophy for his marvelous season.  The Louisville quarterback got a glimpse of the one he really wants.  On a red-carpet night in Atlanta, Jackson captured the Maxwell Award as the nation More...

‘Beat Navy’ is mindset at Army

Army defensive back Gervon Simon has never played against Navy, and he’s a senior. More...

Press Club

HCCTC students inspired at SkillsUSA conference

Excitement was building as the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) SkillsUSA members loaded their gear into the school vans and traveled to the annual Central Region Leadership Conference in Gettysburg Nov. More...

TMHS Ski Club welcomes new adviser

It’s that time of year again, when the snow starts to fall, and the slopes are fun!  With Rena Drenning, former substitute teacher, no longer being the adviser of ski club for Tussey Mountain, physics teacher Jodie Kormanski has taken the More...

Bearcats create positivity through program

Students and faculty at Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) have been introduced to new ways of creating positivity. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Aries if born before 7:41 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016:  More...

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