February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorists urged to clear vehicles

Although this winter has been somewhat mild, folks awoke to a blanket of snow this morning and police are reminding motorists just how important it is to make sure their vehicles are cleared of snow before they hit the road.  More...

Winter storm dumps snow on county

Ken Burton of Huntingdon cleaned off his sidewalk after a storm dumped at least 4 inches of snow in the county this morning. More...

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Local News

Shirley Township home damaged by fire

Area fire crews responded to a structure fire at 16977 Hidden Springs Lane, Shirleysburg, in Shirley Township, at 7:36 p.m. Wednesday.  More...

ORJMA members discuss bills, water leaks

The Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority met Wednesday for its monthly meeting.  Following approval of the Jan., 11 meeting minutes discussion opened up for the bills and financial data for January.  More...

Heavy, wet snow causes power outages in county

The storm that dropped at least 4 inches of snow on the county this morning was the culprit behind power outages in various parts of the county.  According to Scott Surgeoner, spokesperson for Penelec, as of press time, 44 customers were withou More...

Local Sports

Men’s Basketball:

Late free throws secure E-Town win

The Juniata and Elizabethtown men’s basketball teams both found themselves locked into a defensive struggle on Wednesday night at Memorial Gym. More...

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Bearcats win Senior Night

Huntingdon and Central played right with each other for three quarters Wednesday. More...

Game postponed

With Southern Huntingdon not in school because of this morning’s snowfall, tonight’s boys’ basketball game against visiting St. More...

Editorial

What Others are Saying

Executive order on immigration is legal, constitutional

If you want to see the difference between a federal judge who follows the rule of law and a federal judge who ignores laws he doesn’t like in order to reach a preferred public policy outcome, just compare the two district court decisions issued More...

Paycheck protection passes state Senate

The State Senate Wednesday passed paycheck protection legislation, SB 166, which would end the use of taxpayer resources to collect money earmarked for politics.  More...

1984 in Trumplandia

Tromp-tromp-tromp — troops are marching to battles. Boom-boom-boom — bombs are blowing up communities. Whoooosh — poisonous gas is being released.  Forget Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan — this is Trump’s War.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Frozen yogurt a healthy alternative to ice cream

National Frozen Yogurt Day was Feb. 6. Frozen yogurt sales seem to be increasing each year, because people want the sweet, creamy taste of ice cream, yet they don’t want the calories that come with it. More...

4-H Club News

Club members help fire company

The Trough Creek 4-H Club started off the year Jan. 14 helping the Trough Creek Volunteer Fire Co. with a monthly food auction. A lot of members ran food to customers. More...

Cream Cheese Brownie Day is reason for celebration

Did you know that there is a day in February dedicated just to a cream cheese brownie recipe? Friday, Feb. 10, is when the United States observes Cream Cheese Brownie Day. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 10, 2017:  More...

Bratton Rd. trial continues today

The parties to an ongoing dispute of who owns four tenths of Bratton Road in Springfield Township will continue today before Judge Stewart Kurtz.  Springfield Township, the Hoffman family and the Grissinger family are torn as to whether the road More...

Grant will aid striped bass group

The Pennsylvania Striped Bass Association (PSBA) has received a $9,000 grant from a cooperative effort of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) and the Friends of Raystown Lake (FRL). More...

County dog names have many influences

With the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show approaching, dogs with names like that of last year’s Best of Show winner, “GCH Vjk- Myst Garbonita’s California Journey,” will be celebrated.  But locally, Huntingdon County More...

General News

Abuse of Adderall common among young people

Dear Doctor: I know that Adderall is prescribed to children with ADHD. But lately I’ve been reading stories about college kids who use Adderall to help them study. What is Adderall and who should take it?  More...

News of Yesteryear

Portrait reproductions presented to superintendent

75 Years Ago  Lt. Gen. William Knudsen announced today that a contract has been awarded the Chrysler Motor Corp. of a $100,000,000 bomber engine plant at Chicago.  The U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 9   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 

Jackson may be dealing

NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Jackson may be trying to trade Carmelo Anthony because he’s given up trying to change him.  That seemed to be the conclusion when the New York Knicks president of basketball operations broke his Twitter silence w More...

Griffin scores 32 in Clippers 119-115 win over Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Griffin scored a seasonhigh 32 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat New York 119-115 on Wednesday night after former Knicks star Charles Oakley was ejected and arrested in the first quarter.  DeAndre Jordan added More...

Men’s Basketball:

Baylor holds off Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Johnathan Motley scored 24 points to help No. 6 Baylor hold off Oklahoma State 72-69 on Wednesday night  More...

People/Pastimes

Local scouts participate in Klondike Derby

Boy Scouts and Webelo Scouts from troops and packs across Huntingdon, Centre, Mifflin and Juniata counties recently pulled their sleds around Seven Mountains Scout Camp Jan. 28 in the 46th annual running of the Klondike Derby. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Adalyn Dawn Yoder, who turns 1 year old Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Her proud parents are Alicia and Jason Yoder of McVeytown. Adalyn is the granddaughter of Allen Sr. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Chayce Raffensberger, who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. He is the son of Preston and Jessica Raffensberger of Huntingdon. Chayce is the proud big brother of Gracelynn.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Colder relations

Dear Annie: I have lived within a day’s drive of my eldest sister for many years. Several years ago, as she was getting back on her feet after a divorce, I went to visit for Christmas. I had a great time. More...

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