December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Assessor explains total property levy

During last week’s county budget hearing, it was noted the fiscal plan shows the total levy of assessed property was lower than they were in 2016.  In the 2016 budget, the total levy of assessed value of property totaled $594,502,100 at 14 More...

Real estate market to remain healthy

Interest rates have been increased by the Federal Reserve but the increase shouldn’t scare off would-be home buyers.  “There is a confidence in the Huntingdon (real estate) market and its stability,” said Burgess Smith of Rayst More...

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Local News

County coalition leader addresses commissioners

A representative from the Coalition for a Better Huntingdon County addressed the Huntingdon County Commissioners regarding library funding at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Crews respond to crash

A public information report was not available from state police at Huntingdon as of press time, but emergency crews were dispatched for a three-vehicle accident on Route 22 near the intersection with More...

CHIP members plan events for year ahead

Following another successful Christmas event at the beginning of the month, the Changes in the Parkway (CHIP) committee in Saxton has already began planning for upcoming events.  The committee also agreed to appoint member Diane Kline as committ More...

General News

Mother and daughter linked by death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Reynolds embodied the sunshine of postwar America on the screen as she matched steps with Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain.”  Carrie Fisher brought the sarcasm and cynicism of the Baby Boomers More...

Training in CPR just may save a life

Dear Doctor: A woman in the mall near our home collapsed and wasn’t breathing. A shopper performed CPR until the paramedics showed up. Later, my friends and I realized that none of us could have helped her. Should we get trained in CPR?  More...

News of Yesteryear

Bucks County man found dead in vehicle

75 years ago  Schools of instruction for air raid wardens in 25 counties of Pennsylvania will open on Monday night. More...

Editorial

What others are saying

I’m not cheering the end of 2016

If you thought 2016 was bad, I have bad news: Buckle up.  Hopefully 2017 won’t bring the deaths of more beloved celebrities, and I doubt we’ll see the killing of any more famous gorillas.  But one element that made 2016 terrible More...

Reducing inequality in the Trump era

In a lot of ways, 2016 was a big year for reducing inequality.  Five states raised their minimum wage through citizen led ballot initiatives. More...

Around the state

Teachers have become all-too-easy targets   They’ve become easy targets.  Every year, when the property tax bills come out, they get blamed for the latest increase.  Every year, when the latest test scores are revealed, they get More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Dairy producers persevere in cold, snow

You know those country songs that talk about hardworking farmers who get up before the rooster crows and sweat all day long and plow the fields? Well, I’ve never heard a country song talk about a farmer in the winter, but it sure does happen. More...

State Farm Show opens Jan. 7

Are you and your family looking for a fun activity to participate in during these cold winter days? The Pennsylvania Farm Show is booming with exciting activities for people of all ages. More...

Start the new year off with dairy

Looking for a new year’s resolution to suit your busy schedule? I have just the thing! If you are trying to lose weight, get into shape or just feel better about your body in general, dairy is the way to go! More...

Special Sections

Police prepare for New Year’s

As folks get ready for New Year’s Eve festivities, state police are preparing for the holiday as well.  More...

Auditor selected to fill vacant seat

A former Huntingdon County Commissioner will fill the remainder of a vacant county auditor’s term.  Gary O’Korn was appointed Monday to serve the unexpired term of Jay Muir, who resigned as auditor earlier this year.  More...

New Year’s sauerkraut tradition continues

Brenneman’s Meat Market workers are scooping sauerkraut out of large barrels and sending them out the door in bags as New Year’s Eve approaches.  If trends continue from last year, the Smithfield Township business will sell over two More...

State  Free Access 

To save on a funeral, you better shop around

PITTSBURGH (AP) — About 50 polished caskets line the showroom at Duster Funeral Home in Tarentum.  Their price tags range from $1,100 to more than $15,000.  “Solid bronze is really the top, then below that copper, stainless stee More...

State slows down on key economic program

HARRISBURG. (AP) — Pennsylvania is throttling back on one of its signature economic development programs.  The administration of Democratic Gov. More...

Colonel sentenced to 12 years in prison

HARRISBURG (AP) — A colonel who once headed the U.S. Army’s strategic war gaming division sobbed and apologized Wednesday before being sentenced to 12 years for receipt and distribution of child pornography.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 29 Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Villanova holds off DePaul; Oregon downs UCLA

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Josh Hart scored 25 points and Jalen Brunson added 13 as No. More...

Bowl Roundup:

Northwestern tops Pitt 31-24

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Jackson ran for 224 yards and three touchdowns to power Northwestern to its third bowl victory, 31-24 over No. More...

Alabama and Clemson both use ‘jumbo’ look

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had simple instructions for 340-pound defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence when he first used him on offense: “Go that way.”  More...

People/Pastimes

Saxton area scouts visit Kelly Apartments

Saxton Cub Scout Pack 471, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129, Saxton, and Saxton Girl Scout Troop 40648, visited the Kelly Apartments in Saxton Dec. 13 to provide a Christmas program for the residents. More...

‘Tis the season for gingerbread cookies

The holiday season is dominated by tradition. Families typically have their own unique traditions, but certain practices are so widely popular that they have become synonymous with the holiday season. More...

Fiberglas retirees celebrate Christmas

The Fiberglas retirees held a Christmas party at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Huntingdon Dec. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Roommates clash

Dear Annie: I live with four other people in a big old house outside Boston. 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...

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