January 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Lawmaker sworn into second term

State Rep. Rich Irvin was among the many state legislators who were sworn into office Tuesday in the state Capitol in Harrisburg.  More...

Leaders reappointed for Smithfield Twp.

All board members and partnering agencies were reappointed Tuesday night at Smithfield Township’s mandatory reorganization meeting prior to moving on to the monthly township meeting agenda.  More...

Local News

Malfunctioning stove cause of Springfield Twp. garage fire

A malfunctioning wood burning stove is being listed as the cause of the first structure fire of the new year that destroyed a 30-foot by 50-foot garage/workshop Tuesday shortly before 8:30 a.m. in Springfield Township.  More...

Police Log

Retail theft   SMITHFIELD TWP. — Steven Moore, 38, Huntingdon, was arrested for retail theft by state police at Huntingdon following an incident at Giant Foods in the Lake Raystown Shopping Plaza Dec. 27.  Crash   More...

General News

Columnist cleans up his desk

Well, New Year’s is here, so it’s time for the columnist to clean up his desk. More...

Old-Time Photo

Here’s a great shot of the old Robertsdale High School “Tiger” Band as it marched through the center of Broad Top City, date unknown. More...

News of Yesteryear

Mifflin County begins first state-certified 911 system

75 years ago  Damage was great, but the injuries were few in a costly two-car accident occurring at the intersection of Fourth and Penn streets on Saturday afternoon between 3 and 4 p.m. in Huntingdon. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 3   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Hornet defense sparks offense in 59-26 win

Juniata Valley used a suffocating defense to get the offense rolling Tuesday evening, then put four starters in double figures and ran its win streak to six games with a 59-26 victory at Claysburg- Kimmel.  More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Second-quarter surge lifts Rockets over Titans

Two of the top two teams in the InterCounty Conference met up Tuesday for the first of two games against each other within a week. More...

High School Wrestling:

Trojans hold off Vikings

Things still are anywhere near smooth for the Mount Union wrestling team. More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown seniors install new officers

Bricktown Senior Center, Mount Union, President Selwyn Parks opened the Dec. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ryver Andrew Witherington, who turns 3 years old today, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. His proud parents are George and Karen (Hinchee) Witherington of Maryland. Ryver is the grandson of George Sr.  More...

Family meals offer many benefits

Families who resolve to spend more time together may reap a host of benefits. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Daughter takes precedence

Dear Annie: What is wrong with me? I truly don’t know what to do. I have a boyfriend of five years, and for five years, I have watched him pursue his daughter daily.  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...

Details emerge after shooting

Huntingdon County District Attorney Dave Smith is encouraging patience as details concerning the investigation relating to the line of duty death of state police Trooper Landon Weaver continue to unfold.  More...

Commissioners OK tax note deal

Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a resolution for filing and executing a $1.5 million tax anticipation note (TAN) at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  County solicitor Peter McManamon explained the forms will be sent to the state Department More...

Walker Twp. leaders reorganize for year

Walker Township Supervisors met Tuesday night as part of their mandatory reorganization meeting to reappoint township position holders and partnering agencies.  Road foreman Kirk States began the meeting in order to reappoint Mike Long as chairm More...

Porter Twp. leaders retain same positions

Members of the Porter Township Supervisors retained leadership positions at their reorganization meeting Tuesday evening.  After supervisor Ron Grove was elected temporary chairman, supervisor Richard Brown was approved as chairman, Grove was ap More...

State  Free Access 

Murder case dismissed against ex-wrestler

ALLENTOWN (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday dismissed the murder case against former pro wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, saying he is not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend.  More...

Lawmakers begin new session with old leaders at helm

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers began their new session Tuesday with both chambers firmly in Republican majority hands and the prospect of another tough budget year ahead.  More...

High school football players settle hazing case

BERWYN (AP) — Three suburban Philadelphia high school football players have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge to settle initial accusations that they penetrated a freshman player with a broom handle on what the team called “No Gay Thursda More...

Business News

Health care stocks start year off with small gains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are on track to break a three-day losing streak as health care companies move higher on the first trading day in 2017. Health stocks sank last year as the rest of the market rose. Energy companies are also rising. More...

Harvard Law School dean to step down

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Dec. 22, 2016  Brian H. Long, grantor, to Brian H. Long and Louise Long, property in Cromwell Township, $1.  Barbara J. Johnson, grantor, to Curtis James Johnson and Shea Marie Johnson, property in Dublin Township, $1.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Serena loses to Brengle

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams lost her second-round match at the ASB Classic and the 22-time Grand Slam singles champion, frustrated by swirling winds, didn’t leave quietly.  “At least I can get out of these con More...

College Football Playoffs:

Kiffin could have coached

MONTGOMERY, Ala. More...

Blue Jackets extend winning streak to 16 games

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cam Atkinson and William Karlsson scored power-play goals and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to 16 games — one away from the longest ever in the More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Dear Readers: When is the last time you CLEANED OUT AND ORGANIZED YOUR PANTRY? Are there items that have expired? Did you even know some of those food items were in there after they got pushed to the back? More...

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