December 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Public participation sparse at meetings

Seats are often empty at many township meetings throughout the year in Huntingdon County. Residents aren’t required to participate, but township supervisors welcome anyone who wishes to stay informed about the public.  More...

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Police Log

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World  Free Access 

Abbas eyes Paris summit after UN slams Israeli settlements

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president said Tuesday that he hopes an upcoming Mideast conference in France will set a timetable for independence after the U.N. More...

‘Sherlock’ returns with murder, mystery — and a baby

LONDON (AP) — There’s something rotten in Baker Street.  It may just be the diaper of baby Rosamund Watson, whose arrival at the start of the fourth season of “Sherlock” disrupts the relationship between brilliant, demand More...

Obama, Japan’s Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU (AP) — Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where the bloodshed of surprise attacks thrust America into World W More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 27   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

Valley, Southern in championship game

Valley rolls past Trojans Rockets get by Bearcats More...

Bearcats get fast start to beat Wolves 75-55

Huntingdon got into its style of play against Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy in the first round of the Huntingdon Lions Shootout at Juniata College Monday. More...

Hornets back in title game

No matter how things are going or have been going, it can turn around. More...

Editorial

The Pentagon’s $125 Billion cover-up

Let’s say you ask somebody a question. They give you an answer you don’t like, so you pretend you didn’t hear it. Probably all of us would cop to something like this at some time in our imperfect pasts. More...

Calling working people of all colors

A little over 80 years ago, NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois wrote “Black Reconstruction in America,” a groundbreaking essay that looked at the racial politics of the post-Civil War years. More...

US’s next energy secretary selected by crony capitalism

Rick Perry has taken quite a tumble since being governor of Texas. He was a twicefailed GOP presidential wannabe and then ended up being a rejected contestant on Dancing with the Stars, the television show for hasbeen celebrities.  More...

Chatter Box

A time of reflection

Here we are, the last week of 2016. Where did it go? How did we get here so fast?  More...

Special Sections

Lawmaker looks ahead

State representative discusses upcoming state budget

With the state General Assembly set to reconvene Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, one topic of high priority for all legislators will be the 2017-18 budget.  More...

County offices up for election

Though the spring primary election isn’t until Tuesday, May 16, 2017, it isn’t too early to be thinking about who is up for re-election in the new year.  Huntingdon County elections coordinator Michelle Barnett highlighted some of th More...

Rockhill storm water project moving along

The much anticipated storm water project for the borough of Rockhill is set to begin now that bids have been accepted and approved.  Rockhill Borough is slated to received $74,868.20 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.  More...

State  Free Access 

Next two years may be more difficult for governor

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will head into 2017 with perhaps bigger challenges than his first two years in office. More...

Cancer patient donates pizza to food bank

NORTHAMPTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man going through treatment for colon cancer won a pizza parlor’s raffle for a year’s worth of free pies and then donated his prize to a food bank.  More...

Working out together builds muscles, forms bonds for some firefighters

CANONSBURG (AP) — The doors are open at the North Strabane Township fire station on a warm, breezy late fall afternoon. More...

General News

Trump says UN just a club for people to ‘have a good time’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump is questioning the effectiveness of the United Nations, saying it’s just a club for people to “have a good time,” after the U.N. More...

Cell service at Rainier: Do you want to hear me now?

SEATTLE (AP) — On a recent snowshoeing trip on Mount Rainier, Nancy Spears brought her cellphone along but was happy not to have coverage: It gave her time to connect with her snowy surroundings rather than her social media accounts.  Spot More...

New subway station has public art rarely seen: A gay couple

NEW YORK (AP) — The sight of two men holding hands is far from uncommon, but a mural of two men doing just that is showing up in an unusual place — on the walls of a new subway station in New York City.  That depiction of love betwee More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cousins lifts Kings to win over Sixers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 20.9 seconds remaining and added a clutch free throw moments later, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 102-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.  More...

UConn fires Diaco

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn fired football coach Bob Diaco after his third losing season, choosing to cut ties rather than allow Diaco to rebuild a struggling offense.  Diaco will be relieved of his duties effective Jan. More...

Steelers top Ravens, win AFC North title

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The clock ticking and a season filled with promise evaporating, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took the snap, turned to his left and put the AFC North title in the hands of Antonio Brown.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HE’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Tyler Chase Banks, who turns 9 years old today, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. He is the son of Beth Banks of Huntingdon. Tyler enjoys spending time with his siblings, Morgan and Derek. More...

Huntingdon Dance Academy presents ‘The Nutcracker’

Students of Huntingdon Dance Academy performed the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” recently at the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts at Juniata College. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

Dec. 27, 2016   Happy birthday wishes go out to Jolene Schmidt of Mapleton, who celebrates her birthday today, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Happy birthday, Jolene!   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Differing tastes

Dear Annie: I’ve been seeing this woman, “Becky,” for six months or so. We met through a mentorship program for underprivileged teens. She’s a lawyer and incredibly smart. I write for a music magazine. 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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