February 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

MU man seeking district judge seat

Mount Union resident Walter Hughes has announced his intention to file his petition to run for the office of Magisterial District Judge for District 20-03-04 in the southern Huntingdon area in the spring municipal primary election Tuesday, May 16. More...

Super Bowl party preparations underway

Even without the presence of a Pennsylvanian team at the Super Bowl this year, many local folks are gearing up for the big game.  Of course, the centerpiece of any Super Bowl gathering is the food, so when the New England Patriots take on the At More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Byron Kling  Date of Birth: Dec. 12, 1988  Age: 28 years old  Height: 5 feet, 11 inches  Weight: 165 pounds  Eye color: Black  Hair color: Black  Last known address(es): Shade Gap  More...

Defendants waive preliminary hearings

The following defendants waived their right a preliminary hearing by Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo Wednesday in central court.  Juwanna R.Burrell, 32, Philadelphia, waived for possession of a controlled substance and contraband.  More...

Mount Union man sentenced in police chase

A Mount Union man who led Huntingdon Borough Police on a short chase that resulted in an accident appeared before Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic to be sentenced Thursday.  Paul Leroy Coons Jr., 24, Mount Union plead guilty on thr More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 4   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For additional information, please call 643-0623.  More...

Local Sports

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Price is right at Philipsburg

Huntingdon had a seasonbest offensive performance Friday evening at Philipsburg. Jonathan Price led the way with 30 points as the Bearcats trounced the Mounties by a 93-52 margin.  More...

Hornets roll to 78-64 win at Glendale

Juniata Valley got its offense going at Glendale Friday. The team hit 14 threepointers and put four players in double figures to collect a 78-64 win over the Vikings.  Matt Grissinger and Jared Pilch each scored 16 points. More...

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Gearhart scores 26 and Bearcats win

Almost three weeks ago, Philipsburg-Osceola’s Halle Herrington burned Huntingdon for 36 points in a 65-49 victory on the Mounties’ home floor. More...

People/Pastimes

Creature Feature

Make a ‘purrfect’ match

“Roses are red, violets are blue, humans need love and we do too.”  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, don’t forget to spread love at the Huntingdon County Humane Society. More...

Sweetheart Marketplace to benefit Pink Zone

The Sweetheart Marketplace, to benefit the Pennsylvania Pink Zone, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the main lobby of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Son-in-law won’t address family issue

Dear Annie: To have only one child is a pity; take my word for it. Have more children. You may be tired raising them, but you’ll be much happier later. More...

Special Sections

Area committee seeks nominees

Nominations are sought for the 2016 Huntingdon County Community Improvement Awards.  The annual awards are sponsored by the Huntingdon County Planning Commission and the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Local school to receive grant funds

Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) was one of 30 schools in the state that were recently awarded a Farm to Table grant from the state Department of Education (PDE).  According to a press release issued by the PDE, this program allows schools to More...

Low grouse numbers to cause short season

Pennsylvania’s state bird, the Ruffed Grouse, is facing a struggling population despite efforts by the state Game Commission and cooperating agencies to increase their numbers.  In light of this fact, it’s likely that the grouse hunt More...

State  Free Access 

Court rules older refugee students can choose mainstream high school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. More...

World  Free Access 

Maui park now requires reservation to ‘sunrise from top of the world’

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — Well before dawn each morning, throngs of tourists from around the world make their way to Maui’s tallest peak, a dormant volcano, to see what Mark Twain called the “sublimest spectacle” More...

General News

US hiring accelerates, more people looking for work

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Guard killed at prison warned colleagues of inmate ‘trap’

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Forced into a closet by inmates at Delaware’s largest prison, Sgt. More...

‘Sanctuary cities’ bill advances in Texas, despite opposition

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas Senate panel shrugged off 16 hours of sometimes tearful pleas and defiant opposition to approve a “sanctuary cities” proposal that would withhold grant funding from local jurisdictions that don’t h More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pens top Jackets 4-3 in overtime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel celebrated the 800th game of his career in style, scoring twice, including the winner 3:15 into overtime to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the suddenly scuffling Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday More...

Super Bowl Matchups

HOUSTON (AP) — Matchups for the Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons (13-5) and New England Patriots (16-2) in Houston: When the Falcons have the ball  More...

MLB Owners Meeting:

Rules to shorten games discussed

PALM BEACH, Fla. More...

Religion News

President vows to repeal limits on churches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that religious freedom is “under threat,” President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt s More...

National Prayer Breakfast: What does its history reveal?

On the morning of Feb. 2, more than 3,500 political leaders, military chiefs and corporate moguls meet for eggs, sausage, muffins – and prayer.  The Washington, D.C. More...

Basketball group closer to ending ban

The international group that governs basketball is close to eliminating a longstanding ban on religious headgear in competition, clearing the way for athletes to wear hijabs, turbans and yarmulkes in international competitions.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017:  More...

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