January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners provide county project updates

Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce members, county department heads and business partners heard updates from the county commissioners regarding future projects and opportunities for the county in 2017 and beyond.  More...

Attorneys reflect on trial’s verdict

After a jury found a Todd man guilty of rape Wednesday morning, the Huntingdon County District Attorney said he’s satisfied with the outcome.  “This has been a hard fought battle,” said Smith. More...

February weather to be colder with snow

Though January has been warmer than average, as evidenced by the fact that temperatures reached the 50s Wednesday, the warmer weather will turn colder as February is just around the corner.  More...

Local News

Judge moves case to higher court

One defendant had a preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  Jason W. More...

James Creek man takes plea ahead of trial

A James Creek man scheduled for a one-day trial Thursday took a plea agreement Wednesday afternoon.  Joshua David Luther, 37, charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, two counts use or possession of drug paraphernalia and intent to poss More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 26   Huntingdon House o Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643-2801 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kings down slumping Cavaliers in overtime

CLEVELAND (AP) — Arron Afflalo dropped a 3-pointer with 17.3 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 116- 112 win Wednesday night over the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost for the sixth time in eight games amid critici More...

Women’s Basketball:

No. 2 Baylor routs Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Alexis Prince scored a career high 25 points to help No. 2 Baylor rout 25th-ranked Kansas State 91-49 on Wednesday night. More...

Oilers shut out Anaheim 4-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. More...

People/Pastimes

Service Personnel News

MUAHS grads complete basic military training PFC Caleb Diven and PFC Bryce Edgin have graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island, South Carolina. More...

Essay contest winners honored

  Local students were honored at the District 17 Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy (VOD) and Patriots Pen Awards Banquet Jan. 8 at the Blue Juniata VFW Post 5754, Mount Union. More...

Standing Stone seniors plan exciting year

The Standing Stone Senior Citizens met Jan. 18 for their regular membership meeting. President Jim Park welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Texting while driving disagreement

Dear Annie: You usually give sensible advice, so I’m hoping you can settle a disagreement between my husband and me. First, let me say that I am not pro-texting while driving. I think it’s foolish and dangerous. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 3:37 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 27, 2017:  More...

Rep. appointed to committees

State Rep. Rich Irvin has been named to four committees within the House of Representatives.  During his second term, Irvin will serve on the local government, insurance, human services and agriculture and rural affairs committees.  More...

Women learn farm safety lessons

A group of women in the dairy industry gathered at the Stone Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Groundwater levels at normal readings

Thanks to the recent precipitation, the groundwater and soil moisture levels have increased substantially, bringing them back to normal levels.  Dennis Risser, hydrologist with the U.S. More...

General News

Voter ID lawsuits live on despite likely policy shift

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal lawsuits challenging voter ID requirements in Texas and North Carolina won’t just disappear even if Justice Department lawyers who once argued against the laws under the Obama administration effectively switch More...

News of Yesteryear

Saxton bank officers re-elected for year

75 years ago  The Huntingdon air raid warning system will be given its first test at noon. More...

‘Baby blues’ common after childbirth

Dear Doctor: It’s been two weeks since our son was born, and my wife seems to be having a hard time. She cries easily and has a lot of anxiety. Is this just baby blues, like my mother says, or is it postpartum depression?  More...

Local Sports

Men’s Basketball:

Eagles hold off E-Town to end three-game skid

Juniata men’s basketball built up an 18-point lead at halftime but had to withstand a Elizabethtown rally as it defeated the Blue Jays 72-65 on Wednesday night. More...

Women’s Basketball:

Blue Jays big early lead to top JC 74-63

The Juniata College women’s basketball team had a rough first half against visiting Elizabethtown Wednesday evening. The Eagles hit just seven of 33 shots and trailed 45-19 at halftim.  More...

High School Swimming:

Huntingdon teams sweep Cambria Hts.

Behind double individual wins by Matias Berger and Ben Atherton, Huntingdon’s boys swim team (9-0) won all 11 events during Wednesday afternoon’s meet at Cambria Heights as well as earning second-place points in eight of those events to e More...

Editorial

What others are saying

Budget solution of the week: School choice

Earlier this month, House Majority Leader Dave Reed challenged his colleagues to change the way Harrisburg operates: “Now is the time to reimagine and redesign government, our state and our future.” A change in Harrisburg’s culture More...

Kansas requires work for food stamps. Here’s what happened:

Abraham Lincoln once said, “No country can sustain, in idleness, more than a small percentage of its numbers. The great majority must labor at something productive.”  More...

The trouble with Trump’s ‘alternative facts’

About an hour after Donald Trump was sworn in, I was having lunch with my wife and our 5-month-old. As we picked at our food outside my office in D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood, groups of tourists trickled by in Trump regalia.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Fair board goes to convention

Randy Carper of Huntingdon begins his 2017-2018 tenure as president of the Pennsylvania State Showmen’s Association. More...

FFA member collects items for Farmers’ Care Day

A Standing Stone FFA member is working to collect items benefit the Ronald McDonald House.  Katie Shultz, 17, of the James Cree area, was recently selected by the Huntingdon County Farm Bureau to be a part of the Farmers’ Care Day for the More...

Thankful for cheese

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love cheese! Although we don’t really know for sure how, when or where cheese was invented, many of us are thankful for it. More...

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