December 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Families served by Toys for Tots

The Huntingdon County Toys for Tots campaign for 2016 is coming to a close, as the final distributions are planned, but it has been a successful year for the organization.  More...

Smithfield Township budget passed for ’17

The Smithfield Township supervisors held a special meeting Wednesday night to pass their 2017 budget last night.  The board passed a motion to approve the fiscal plan as it was proposed at the Nov. More...

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Local News

Volunteers urged to help place MU luminaries

One and all are invited to take part in one of Mount Union’s holiday traditions and help light up the borough’s main thoroughfares for the annual Christmas Eve luminary project, “Lighting the Path for the Messiah.”  More...

One-vehicle rollover

Volunteers from Stone Creek Valley Fire Co. were called to a one-vehicle crash on state Route 26 north near Riling’s Bend in Miller Township just after 2 p.m. Thursday. More...

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General News

US stocks move slightly higher after two days of losses

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher as trading gets off to a quiet start heading into the Christmas holiday weekend. Health care stocks are making small gains and companies that make basic materials are trading slightly lower.  More...

Happy birthday to Colo: Oldest gorilla in US turns 60

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — She is a mother of three, grandmother of 16, greatgrandmother of 12 and greatgreat grandmother of three. More...

News of Yesteryear

Post offices to be closed Christmas Day

75 years ago  The Christmas mailing rush has already begun, said Postmaster J.O. Bergantz today, adding, “And it is very important to mail all packages and cards at once for best results before Christmas.”  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Jackson, Mykhailiuk lead Kansas to win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Josh Jackson scored 21 points, Svi Mykhailiuk had 20 and Frank Mason III added 13, as No. More...

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl:

Idaho out-scores Colorado State

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan made a strong statement with his play on the field Thursday night in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. He was just getting started.  More...

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HCCTC students’ wishes come true through Make-A-Wish

Wishes come in all shapes and sizes. Wishes matter, which is why the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish, on average, every 35 minutes to a child with a life threatening medical condition. More...

Southern ‘Orange-Out’ benefits others

Orange is a sweet, bright color that represents enthusiasm, happiness, creativity, success and encouragement. Orange is also the favorite color of Southern Huntingdon County High School senior Destiny Devlin. Faculty and staff gathered Dec. More...

MUAHS Drama Club members take the stage

Trojan actors and actresses experienced a bit of the spotlight as they took to the stage — many for the first time — to perform two theater productions. The Mount Union High School Drama Club executed these performances Dec. 8.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Dear Readers: If you are headed to a holiday gathering with a SPECIALTY DISH, here are some hints to help get food to the destination safely:  — If the dish needs assembly or cooking there, make arrangements ahead with the host so there ar More...

HCBI director position filled

After several months without a leader, Huntingdon County Business and Industry’s (HCBI) board of directors announced Thursday afternoon it has selected a new director.  Miller Township resident Robert Reitman will fill the position that ha More...

Local churches to hold services

Christmas and candlelight go hand in hand and tomorrow night, Christmas Eve, area churches will be filled with both as believers join together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. More...

Applications accepted for PSP academy class

Young men and women considering a career as a Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Trooper could soon have an opportunity to be a part of the agency’s next academy class.  Applications are being accepted through Saturday, Dec. More...

State  Free Access 

Cops: Boxer stabbed brother, fought with cops

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former lightweight boxing champ Paul Spadafora is in jail again, this time for allegedly stabbing his brother during an argument and then fighting with police officers called to intervene, according to a criminal complaint.&nb More...

Man heads out to store, ends up in Alabama

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man whose weekend trip to a neighborhood store somehow led to a 900-mile detour to Alabama is safely back with his family, thanks to breakfasting police officers who realized something wasn’t ri More...

Bulgarian man pleads not guilty in cybercrime case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Bulgarian man pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that he used sophisticated malware designed to steal banking credentials and other confidential information from infected computers of two western Pennsylvania com More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 23   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...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Rockets top Trojans; Bearcats claw Tigers

Southern Huntingdon won just three of eight contested bouts, but had a 5-1 advantage in forfeits and turned that into a 43-33 win at Mount Union last evening.  More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Hornets win; ’Cats, Rockets don’t

shots against Penns Valley in the opening period and in the first half Thursday evening, but things just weren’t falling the Green Hornets’ way. More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon routs Bald Eagle 80-31

Huntingdon hit visiting Bald Eagle Area with a defensive blitz that allowed the offense to take off and run away right from the start. An all-around solid team effort brought the Bearcats an 80-31 victory in Mountain League action.  More...

People/Pastimes

HAHS Class of 1981 gathers for reunion

Members of the Huntingdon Area High School Class of 1981 celebrated their 35th class reunion Oct. More...

Baby’s first Christmas

At the left, Zachary David Hower, 1 month old, paid his first visit to Santa and Mrs. Claus during a visit to the Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129, Saxton, Saturday. More...

Tips for last-minute holiday shoppers

Holiday shopping season typically begins the day after Thanksgiving and extends all the way to Christmas Eve. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Inside plants I always take my egg shells and put them in water in an old coffee container. I use this water for my plants. It smells a little, but my plants look great. Clump-less More...

Annie's Mailbox

The neighbor’s leaves

Dear Annie: My mother has been dealing with her jerk of a neighbor for too long, and I’m fed up. 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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