March 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Program inspired PRIDE volunteer

Huntingdon County PRIDE has come to the assistance for many county residents throughout the years, and that help in a time of need inspired a Huntingdon man to become a devoted PRIDE volunteer. More...

Spring constellations will soon be visible

­As the season changes and the landscape begins to change, so will the night sky. Stargazers will have the opportunity to see a new host of constellations and other features within the next few months.  More...

Local News

Police Log

Theft   LIBERTY TWP., BEDFORD CO. — Lisa Coy of Liberty Township reported to state police at Bedford that someone took prescription oxycodone tablets from her purse at 128 Luther Lane between 10 p.m. March 16 and 6 a.m. March 17.  More...

Awards presented to Shade Gap firefighters

The Shade Gap Volunteer Fire Co. held its annual awards banquet Saturday to recognize different members who have gone above and beyond in their service to the community. More...

Mount Union firefighters honored at dinner

Members of the Mount Union Volunteer Fire Co. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

South Carolina surprises Duke 88-81

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:

EAST REGIONSouth Carolina 88, Duke 81 More...

No. 1 seeds Notre Dame, South Carolina pass tests

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament:

LEXINGTON REGION Notre Dame 88, Purdue 82 More...

Pens blank Panthers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby again picked up the slack with Evgeni Malkin out, getting his 10th career hat trick Sunday and leading the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Florida Panthers 4-0.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Great part-time jobs for retirees

Upon retiring, many newly minted retirees find themselves looking for ways to fill their free time. Hobbies may not take up too much time, and travel can stretch retirees’ budgets.  More...

Retirement saving for late bloomers

Today’s young professionals hear about the importance of saving for retirement seemingly from the moment they are hired.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Debating enrolling son in Spanish program

Dear Annie: Our 4-year-old will be in pre-kindergarten in the fall. His elementary school offers a Spanish immersion program, and we can’t decide whether to enroll him in it. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 21, 2017: More...

Special Sections

Busing contract deadline moved

Tonight’s Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) meeting marks an established deadline for bus contract discussion, following several months of tensions between the school district and the district’s bus contractors. More...

Volunteers install smoke alarms

Volunteers from the American Red Cross and the Orbisonia Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co. canvassed the streets of Orbisonia and Rockhill boroughs Saturday morning in an effort to distribute and install free smoke alarms.   More...

Biosecurity measures help prevent HPAI

Since a case of high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was found in south central Tennessee in recent weeks, the state Department of Agriculture is reminding people to take proper biosecurity measures to make sure their commercial and poultry flocks More...

State  Free Access 

Town hall meeting contentious over health care, immigration

RED LION (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. More...

General News

Jury selection to begin in ex-president’s trial

HARRISBURG (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of Penn State’s former president on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to child sex abuse complaints about Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years a More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 20 AIDS Intervention o The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800- 445-6262 or 944-2982. More...

Local Sports

Hornets stun Kennedy Catholic

PIAA Class 1A Girls’ Basketball Quarterfinal:

Juniata Valley is getting it done with defense, intensity, and emotion. The Green Hornets matched up with another very tough defensive team in Kennedy Catholic for a PIAA 1A quarterfinal contest at DuBois High School Saturday. More...

Eagle spikers split matches

Juniata men’s volleyball had two matches on Saturday afternoon with the highlight being a Continental Volleyball match with Eastern Mennonite. More...

People/Pastimes

Simplify Fish Fridays with sheet pan dinners

If you’re observing Lent, Friday fish dinners could be in your future, but that’s no reason to feel limited by what you can cook. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sophia Corina Martinez, who turns 5 years old today, Monday, March 20, 2017. Her proud parents are Mark and Erin Martinez of Grand Prairie, Texas. More...

Hints from Heloise

Employees should focus on their customer

Dear Heloise: My SOUND OFF: Store employees so engrossed in conversations with each other and/or on cellphones that they seemingly don’t have time to wait on me! More...

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