February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners OK amendment

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved an amendment to the $1 million Redevelopment Capital Assistant Project grant for J.C. More...

SHCSB members learn of college program

In his high school and middle school report to the Southern Huntingdon School Board Tuesday evening, high school principal Michael Adamek informed the board about the school’s partnership with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.  More...

Local News

Walker Township Supervisors purchase equipment

Walker Township Supervisors approved a motion to purchase a new piece of construction equipment during their monthly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Man died from medical emergency

Despite reports of a logging accident that supposedly occurred shortly before noon Tuesday, the death of the identified individual is being attributed to a medical emergency, according to Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum.  More...

Police Log

Theft   More...

General News

Kellogg’s unveils Pop-Tarts pizza and tacos at NYC cafe

NEW YORK (AP) — Pop- Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore.  Kellogg’s is giving the public a taste of some unique flavor combinations featuring the morning time treat by transforming its New York eatery into a Pop-Tarts Cafe More...

News of Yesteryear

Centralia residents refuse to evacuate

75 Years Ago  Eighty-one students in Huntingdon High School qualified for the honor roll in the third marking period, it was announced today by Principal Raymond Getty.  More...

Immigrants seeking to naturalize

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andres Dorantes has long been content with the green card that lets him live in the U.S. and work as a tattoo artist in Los Angeles.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 22   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 additional information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Mount Union barber works to preserve town’s history

Huntingdon County’s second largest community — Mount Union — has plenty of history to share with current and future generations. More...

Old-Time Photo

Can any readers identify the waitress standing inside the Happy Hollow Restaurant? Contact Ron Morgan at 907-1788 or write him at P.O. Box 171, Robertsdale, PA 16674. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Steeler assistant fined $300

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter has been fined $300 after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer last month.  More...

Caps evaluate depth

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — If there was ever a good time for the Washington Capitals to go through an injury, it’s now.  More...

A-Rod not planning comeback

TAMPA, Fla. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 12:17 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017:  More...

New HPD chief hired by council

The appointment of a new chief to lead the Huntingdon Borough Police Department was announced Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council.  The decision to hire Cpl. More...

Business picks up due to weather

The recent unseasonably warmer weather has prompted area residents to come out of hibernation, so to speak, a bit earlier than usual to partake in activities typically associated with spring.  More...

Lack of snow pack contributes to fires

Area firefighters have been dispatched to several brush fires over the past week, an unusual problem to encounter in February.  More...

State  Free Access 

Republicans skeptical of minimum wage, shale tax plan

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republican state lawmakers questioned Democratic Gov. More...

School district agrees to remove monument

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has agreed to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from outside a high school and pay $164,000 in legal fees to settle a federal lawsuit.  More...

College Board to boost SAT security globally

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years.  More...

Business News

Orthopedic Care Center offers specialized services

The J.C. More...

Local McDonald’s employees recognized by franchise

Two crew members from the Huntingdon and Mount Union McDonald’s were recently honored as Outstanding Crew Members of the Year.  George Edgerton, a crew member at the McDonald’s on Route 22 in Smithfield Township, and Terry Rheam of M More...

Former county resident joins Texas-based company

OMB Valves, the Stafford, Texas-based operation of the Italian-based valve manufacturer, recently announced it is reorganizing its industrial sales efforts, adding a new group that will be solely leading the efforts for the company’s distributi More...

Local Sports

Men’s Volleyball:

Juniata out-battles Thiel 3-1

The Juniata men’s volleyball team found themselves in a battle with Continental Volleyball Conference rival with Thiel Tuesday night at Memorial Gymnasium. More...

Men’s Basketball:

Purdue beats Penn State in OT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Accustomed to dominating in stretches lately, the 14th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers found themselves on the other end of a big score and needed a savior against a gritty Penn State team on Tuesday night. More...

District 5-2A Quarterfinal:

Berlin holds off Titans 66-58

Tussey Mountain did its best to make the most of its District Five 2A quarterfinal playoff opportunity at Berlin- Brothersvalley Tuesday. The Titans were able to stay close, but foul trouble hindered the team and the Mountaineers won 66-58.  More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Richard Edwin Bennett, 7951 Starlite Drive, Huntingdon, and April Melisa Garber, also of Huntingdon.  Dean Michael Martin, 22312 Anderson Hollow Road, Hustontown, and Stephanie Marie Sparrell, 11720 Saddle Crescent Circle, Oakton, Virginia. More...

Cub Scout Pack 471 hosts annual banquet

The members of Cub Scout Pack 471 of Saxton, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129, Saxton, held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet at the Happy Hollow Restaurant Feb. 12. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Worried about a soldier

Dear Annie: I am 13 years old, and I have a problem that I am too embarrassed to talk about with anyone at home or school.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Where to find ‘instant flour’ for recipe

Dear Heloise: I have a very old “Instant Chocolate Cake” recipe from the ‘60s or ‘70s that calls for 1 1/4 cups of INSTANT FLOUR. You mix it directly in a square cake pan. More...

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