December 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Walker Township fire tax renewed

Walker Township residents will continue to pay a fire tax in 2017, as the supervisors voted to renew the tax during their monthly meeting Tuesday night.  “It’s a necessary evil to ensure that we can give the fire company all we can g More...

Thursday’s Art Walk to use holiday theme

The theme of December’s Art Walk Huntingdon is make-and-take, as there will be plenty of opportunities for area residents to shop, make crafts and enjoy live music. This week’s walk will take place from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. More...

Local News

HCCTC leadership retained

The leadership of the Joint Operating Committee of Huntingdon Career and Technology Center will remain the same at the reorganization meeting Tuesday evening.  Andrea Christoff, representing Mount Union Area School District, will once again serv More...

Police Log

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Historical society members reorganize for 2017

Highlighting the Broad Top Area Coal Miners’ Historical Society’s recent reorganization session was the announcement of plans for upgrading a number of museum exhibits. More...

World  Free Access 

Settlement reached over chopper crash

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. More...

Frankie Valli not crying as ‘Jersey Boys’ prepares to close

NEW YORK (AP) — The guy who gave us the song “Big Girls Don’t Cry” isn’t tearing up over the imminent closing of the Broadway show about his life, “Jersey Boys.”  More...

Ex-boarding school priest charged with abusing boy in 1973

BOSTON (AP) — A former Episcopal priest who worked at several elite boarding schools pleaded not guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 1973 in Boston.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 14   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Huntingdon and Mount Union get victories

Huntingdon 60, Tyrone 19   Huntingdon got four pins and accepted six forfeits Tuesday evening to earn a 60-19 season opening win at Tyrone.  More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Bearcats control Raiders to pull away for ML win

Huntingdon opened Mountain League play at Bellefonte Tuesday and found themselves down after the first quarter of play. The Bearcats limited the Red Raiders to single digits in the middle frames and were able to pull ahead for a 51-39 victory.  More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Altoona holds off Hornets

Juniata Valley practically played host Altoona to a standstill in the first quarter Tuesday evening in the first round of the Jaffa Shrine Tournament in Altoona. More...

People/Pastimes

Saxton Cub Scout Pack 471

Members of the Saxton Cub Scout Pack 471, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129, Saxton, visited the Pinchot Whitetail Farm operated by Travis Chamberlain. More...

Mount Union Festival of Trees and Wreaths winners announced

The 2016 Festival of Trees and Wreaths with Music was held Dec. 9-10 at the Mount Union Presbyterian Church, but was unable to open Dec. 11 due to inclement weather.  More...

James Creek man recognized at LVC

Bryant Weller of James Creek is one of more than 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the Fall 2016 semester. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please, no gifts

Dear Annie: For the past few years, my sister, her family, my husband and I have been donating at Christmastime to an animal shelter in our area. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Orange turns reader green

Dear Heloise: The other day, I had an upset stomach, which is unusual for me. I couldn’t figure out what could have caused it until I realized I had PEELED AN ORANGE with my hands and eaten it. More...

Special Sections

Weather made drives difficult

Even though snow was in the forecast Tuesday afternoon, many drivers were unprepared for their first wintry commute of the season.  A front which moved through the region mid-afternoon brought heavy snow showers that quickly covered roads and im More...

Recycling bids opened, reviewed

Bids for Huntingdon Borough’s recycling contract were opened at the administrative committee meeting Tuesday afternoon. The current contract, held by Burgmeier’s, will expire Tuesday, Jan. More...

Motorists urged to use caution in snow

Snow, rain and ice are making their way to the roadways of Huntingdon County, making travel more difficult for many motorists.  In order to stay safe in adverse driving conditions, there are a few practices motorists should adopt.  Some con More...

State  Free Access 

Cosby shows wit, mental agility at court hearing

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers insist the 79-year-old actor has vision and memory problems that make it difficult for him to help defend himself in his upcoming sexual assault trial.  But the actor seemed mentally fit on Tues More...

Co-defendants of former congressman sentenced

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two Philadelphia residents will each serve prison time for their roles in helping disgraced former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah use charity and grant money to repay a $600,000 political debt.  More...

Man gets 10 years for gun running between states

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for paying people to buy guns in Pennsylvania that were smuggled to New York City and sold on the street.  More...

General News

Pearl Harbor veterans’ service recalled

As a postscript to the three-part World War II and Pearl Harbor series I’ll briefly update the readers about Charles William Kennedy, one of a number of Huntingdon Countians stationed at or in the area of Pearl Harbor during the Japanese surpri More...

News of Yesteryear

Mapleton leaders OK tax hike

75 years ago  Officials estimate today that between 300 and 500 enemy aliens went “underground” when the war with Japan started and remain to be rounded up. The FBI was said to be confident of finding the fugitives soon.  More...

Business News

Three Springs notary business expands to Huntingdon

After four years of being a notary in the Three Springs area, Leslie Whitsel decided to branch out and move her services to the Huntingdon area.  Whitsel’s Notary and Tag Services opened at 708 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, in August, and offer More...

Brewery tips its glass to county’s mining history

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The menu on the wall of Coal Tipple Brewery makes it clear where the inspiration came from for Washington County’s first microbrewery. More...

US stocks reaching record highs due to big-name technology companies

NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes are reaching record highs Tuesday as big-name technology companies like Apple trade higher. Retailers including Amazon and Nike also rose. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Temple hires Geoff Collins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple turned to the Minister of Mayhem to keep its football renaissance alive.  The Owls hired Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins on Tuesday, plucking one of the SEC’s top defensive minds to become their More...

Cavs win 103-86 for fifth straight

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love scored 29 points, J.R. More...

Blackhawks edge Rangers 2-1; Caps top Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) — Artem Anisimov scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period to lead the Chicago Blackhawks over the New York Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night.  Trevor van Riemsdyk also scored as the Central Division leaders improved t More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. More...

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