December 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Warmer weather expected this week

After a weekend weather system brought some snow, sleet and freezing rain to the county Saturday, a warming trend is expected in the forecast this week.  According to the National Weather Service, the area received 1-2 inches of sleet and freezi More...

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Police Log

Theft   SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a known woman unlawfully took a cellphone belonging to a known man at 256 S. Fifth St. at 12:35 p.m. Dec. 14. More...

Weekend Christmas events

The Huntingdon Area High School cheerleaders won first place with their Polar Express float Saturday night during the Huntingdon Christmas Parade. More...

General News

Over-the-top displays draw bah-humbugs

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a neighborhood Christmas display with New York City attitude: big, brash, loud and over-the-top.  More...

Famously famous Hungarian actress dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Long before Paris Hilton first uttered a breathy “that’s hot,” or Kim Kardashian sashayed down a red carpet flashing her dangerous curves, there was Zsa Zsa. No last name needed. More...

Local Sports

Jacob Oliver second at KOM

High School Wrestling:

The Huntingdon wrestling team didn’t enjoy one of its best tournament appearance at the prestigious King of the Mountain Tournament over the weekend at Central Mountain High School in Lock Haven. More...

Josh Boozel wins Sheetz title

Josh Boozel (113), one of four Mount Union wrestlers to survive Friday’s opening day of the Sheetz Tournament at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, came through by winning the Trojans’ only title of the weekend. More...

People/Pastimes

Newton-Wayne Volunteer Fire Co. members recognized

Firefighters, members, auxiliary members and guests of the Newton-Wayne Volunteer Fire Co. gathered Dec. More...

News of Yesteryear

Churches prepare Christmas services

75 years ago  More...

Annie's Mailbox

A here-and-there father

Dear Annie: My now-ex-husband and I got married and had a baby right after high school. 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. For best results, readers should refer to the dates following each sign. More...

Change in law to save money

A new law will no long require motorists in the state to bear a registration sticker on their license plates.  The transportation funding law passed in 2013 included a section that states the stickers are no longer mandatory, and that legislatio More...

Statewide program promotes PA items

A statewide program is making it easier for folks to shop local this holiday season.  PA Preferred is a program between the state Department of Agriculture (PDA) and companies throughout the commonwealth that promotes products made in Pennsylva More...

Santa arrives in Huntingdon

The Huntingdon Area High School Marching Band made its way down Washington Street during the Huntingdon Christmas Parade Saturday night. More...

Residents to benefit from state’s new app

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State  Free Access 

New grades for schools would give less weight to testing

Parents, students and taxpayers in Pennsylvania would get a new look at how their public schools are doing under a proposed revamp of the statewide grading system that gives less weight to standardized testing.  More...

Judge rejects bid to bar videos in death penalty trial

EASTON (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania judge has rejected a defense request to bar prosecutors from using videos that authorities say show a bound and bloody murder victim along with the man accused of killing him saying “I do what I want. More...

GOP electors to meet amid fanfare, security

HARRISBURG (AP) — When Pennsylvania’s 58th Electoral College meets Monday to cast votes for president, it will do so at a time when many more people are paying attention to the obscure process. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 19 AIDS Intervention o The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800- 445-6262 or 944-2982. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cowboys rebound with 26-20 win over Bucs

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott celebrated a short touchdown run by jumping into an oversized Salvation Army red kettle and the Dallas Cowboys closed in on home-field advantage in the playoffs with a 26-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buc More...

Steelers rally to beat Bengals 24-20

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Steelers took control of the AFC North by doing a little bit of everything during a month-long winning streak: throwing it, running it, playing some steely defense.  Their fifth straight victory came a whole new way. More...

Ravens hold off Eagles’ comeback

BALTIMORE (AP) — One down, two to go.  The Baltimore Ravens survived a desperate comeback bid by the Philadelphia Eagles, escaping with a 27-26 victory Sunday after stopping a 2-point conversion with 4 seconds left.  On a wet and wind More...

Senior Spotlight

A society for all ages

The phrase “senior friendly community” may not yet be familiar, but it surely will be as our aging population forces communities to adopt dynamic strategies to deal with the changing demographics. More...

The importance of physical activity for seniors

For every age group, physical activity and good nutrition are essential for good health. As we age, diet can be managed more easily, but physical activity decreases. More...

Prevention for a better life!

Health is a topic that is often discussed, and has been for a long time. We often talk about the poor physical condition of Canadian children and teenagers. More...

Hints from Heloise

Honor thy hostess

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about offering to help at parties. A reader wrote: “Now that Christmas parties or dinners are starting, I would appreciate you touching on this subject in your column. More...

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