December 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners OK 911 contract

On the heels of Huntingdon Borough Council members passing the 911 agreement between the county and the borough, the Huntingdon County Commissioners approved the agreement at their regular weekly meeting Tuesday.  Board of commissioners’ c More...

Milk alternatives cause issues for farmers

The shelves in grocery stores and supermarkets are becoming more populated with milk alternatives, such as almond, soy and cashew milk. More...

Local News

Police Log

Theft   More...

Old-Time Photo

A very early photo of the Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad (H&BT) shows a load of wooden railroad cars resting along what is today the Saxton Community Parkway. More...

Business News

Congress’s budget patch averts national farm loan crisis

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. More...

Ice rinks across the country fight enemy No. 1: Energy bills

WOODSTOCK, Vt. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Dec. 16, 2016  Mathew S. Morawsky and Suzanne Morawsky, grantors, to Ashley J. Warner and Wesley T. Warner, property in Tell Township, $72,000.  Aaron M. Carrico and Brooke C. Carrico, grantors, to Adam J. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Notre Dame handles Chattanooga 79-58

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Lindsay Allen recorded her first career triple-double and Brianna Turner scored 24 points to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat Chattanooga 79-58 on Tuesday night for its 15th consecutive road victory.  More...

Bowl Roundup:

Wake tops Wofford in Military Bowl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Wake Forest attached a positive ending to a season marred by scandal, using a strong performance by quarterback John Wolford to beat heavily favored Temple 34-26 on Tuesday in the Military Bowl. More...

Crosby, Malkin lead Pens to win

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are not only getting goals and big plays from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Defenseman Justin Schultz is creating a stir in a torrid December. More...

Healthy Living

Too many festivities spoiled by drunk driving

We all spend a lot of time organizing the perfect holiday party. Unfortunately, too many of these festivities are spoilt every year by the effects of drunk driving. More...

Drinking and driving: a game of Russian roulette

Have you ever thought about the consequences of being arrested for drunk driving? More...

Enjoy a safe and sound New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular party days of the year. As the clock ticks down toward a new year, revelers across the globe raise glasses of champagne in celebration of what’s to come. 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...

County budget approved

Public asks questions, expresses concerns over plan

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved the county’s 2017 budget with the first tax increase in four years at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Officials cite importance of signs

The Saxton Volunteer Fire Co. was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident on Henrietta Mountain Road in Liberty Township during last week’s icy conditions. More...

Business shop hop successful in town

Organizers of the first Huntingdon Shop Hop worked hard Tuesday to collect boxes full of participants’ game cards, and although there are still a few to collect, there is plenty of indication the first attempt was successful.  More...

General News

Optimism for American jailed in Egypt

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Family and friends of an American jailed in Egypt for nearly three years are hoping her time in custody may end soon. More...

Pioneering airplane pilots paved way locally

Conclusion Decades before the Wright brothers lifted off in their historic flight Dec. 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, humankind was focusing its eyes on the firmaments. More...

News of Yesteryear

Movie to benefit local Red Cross chapter

75 years ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 28   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

Huntingdon Lions Shootout:

Huntingdon boys, Valley girls win tourney titles

’Cats win 72-41 for sixth in a row Familiar foes met for the sixth consecutive time in the final of the Huntingdon Lions Shootout Tuesday at Juniata College. More...

Wolves, ’Cats win consy games

St. Joe’s tops Rockets 62-40   Southern Huntingdon was in position to go for its first win of the season against Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy Tuesday in the consolation game of the Huntingdon Lions Shootout at Juniata College. More...

Reliance Bank Tournament:

Engle leads Eagle girls past Tussey

Tussey Mountain’s girls played right with unbeaten Tyrone over three quarters in the first round of the Reliance Bank Tournament on the Golden Eagles’ floor Tuesday evening. But that one quarter made all the difference.  More...

People/Pastimes

Start the year off on a health kick

A new year marks a great time to turn over a new leaf. While many people resolve to be healthier in a new year, those who aren't fond of making resolutions can still make an effort to adopt a healthier lifestyle. More...

Saxton Cub Scouts honored at party

Saxton Cub Scout Pack 471, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129, Saxton, held its December meeting Dec. More...

Birth

Steven and Abigail Mistretta of Mount Union are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Mia Daniela Mistretta, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. More...

School News

Huntingdon woman succeeds in first semester

Taylor Lightner of Huntingdon earned a 3.85 grade point average during her first semester of Point Park in Pittsburgh.  A 2016 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School, Lightner is the daughter of David and Angela Lightner of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Find ways to help settle your mind

Dear Annie: I am in a loving relationship with a wonderful man, “William.”  We grew up together, but our families moved apart over time, so we lost all contact. Then, just by chance, I found William on a dating site. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Dear Heloise: When I was a child, my mother would pan-fry pork chops and make delicious GRAVY using the pan drippings. When I pan-fry pork chops now, I don’t get any drippings. What is different? Am I doing something wrong? More...

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