March 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Curriculum update offered to HASB

The Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) heard an update regarding a new curriculum philosophy, Mass Customized Learning, Monday night at its monthly meeting.  More...

MUASD budget discussions launched

Members of the Mount Union Area School Board and district administrators kicked off budget discussions Monday by spending the evening talking about the issues that will shape the 2017-18 spending plan.  More...

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Local News

Warrant issued after woman flees courthouse

A Harrisburg woman scheduled to have a jury trial today entered an open plea Monday in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas, but during a short recess before sentencing, she absconded from the courthouse leading to a bench warrant issued for h More...

Meeting planned for prospective farmers’ market vendors

A meeting for prospective Mount Union Farmers’ Market vendors will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the office of the Center for Community Action at 207 Fifth St., Huntingdon.  More...

Springfield supervisors open repair bids

Springfield Township Supervisors met Monday evening for their monthly meeting to discuss routine business and get their affairs in order as spring projects approach.  Supervisors opened bids for sub base repair to portions of Mount Carmel and Ba More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 21   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament:

Quinnipiac stuns Miami; UConn keeps rolling

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Morgan Manz scored 22 points and made six 3-pointers, Aryn McClure added 15 and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac is headed to the Sweet 16, stunning fourth-seeded Miami. More...

Who’s left in NCAA Men’s tourney

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s win over defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed Villanova shook up office pools around the country, though the tested Badgers aren’t a typical No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament.  More...

Mountain League lists winter season all-stars

The Huntingdon wrestling team had three members named to the 2017 Mountain League all-stars and led a list of nine Bearcat student/athletes chosen to the circuits’ all-star squads in four different sports.  Senior and two-time PIAA state c More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HE’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Owen Lee Yoder, who turned 6 years old Sunday, March 19, 2017. His proud parents are Jason and Alicia Yoder of McVeytown. Owen is the grandson of Allen Sr. and Virginia Leidy, of Blacklog Valley, J. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Zeiva Elaine Sechrist, who turns 6 years old today, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Her proud parents are Kevin and Stefanie Sechrist. More...

Five easy ways to curb food waste at home

A little extra time in the kitchen before you put groceries away can save a ton of time over the course of a week. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Method of putting on shoes and socks

Dear Annie: Is there a right order and a wrong order for putting on one’s shoes and socks? I find that on most days, I put on both socks and then both shoes. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 10:26 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 22, 2017:  More...

Inside-Out class discussed at JC

Juniata College kicked off its Incarceration Conversation Week Monday at the Sill Boardroom in the Von Liebig Science Center with a presentation on the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program.  More...

Watching a child grow with ‘PRIDE’

Many parents watch with pride as their children grow and mature, but one local mother can testify that she has watched her son grow with PRIDE.  More...

SRO presents info to TMSB members

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening listened to a report about the school resource officer (SRO) program, accepted four resignations from district staffers and set the stage for a Wednesday, March 22, public hearing regarding the possible More...

General News

Brady’s missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

BOSTON (AP) — The mystery of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey led police all the way to Mexico, and authorities were investigating a former tabloid newspaper executive’s possible role in the case.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Ice storm causes jet to crash on takeoff

75 Years Ago  A bitter primary fight for the Republican gubernatorial nomination was envisaged today with the announcement of Major General Edward Martin, former head of the 28th Division, that he planned to wage an “active, aggressive and More...

Tinnitus common for people in loud settings

Dear Doctor: Sometimes I get a sudden hissing sound in my right ear that lasts for a few minutes and then slowly goes away. What is it, and is there anything I can do to make it stop?  More...

Local Sports

Hornets face rematch with Huskies tnight

After knocking off the top two ranked teams in the state, Juniata Valley will square off against the new No. 1 team tonight in a PIAA-1A semifinal contest at Altoona High School.  The Hornets will face a rematch with Bishop Carroll at 6 p.m. More...

H.S. Tennis:

Titans open with 5-0 loss to Rockets

The new season didn’t get off to a very positive start for the Tussey Mountain tennis team. The Titans made the long trip to Mercersburg Monday afternoon and lost a 5-0 decision to James Buchanan. It was the second opener for both teams. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Awaiting its Call

We’re now on the downhill side of March, with April being only10 days away. Nevertheless, numerous outdoor enthusiasts are already anticipating hearing the calls of their favorite returning migrant songbirds.  More...

Editorial

How they voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending March 17. House More...

Op-Ed

Repeal and replace/repair?

Charlie: I want to start this analysis but saying that I do not have a “dog in the hunt.” I am over 65 and am covered by Medicare and the related insurance, both of which I have to pay for, and for which I contributed over my working life More...

Letter to the Editor

The wall

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Chatter Box

Spring has finally sprung

It’s here! Spring has sprung. Well, I don’t know about the sprung part, but it will soon enough.  More...

Healthy Living

Are there good and bad proteins?

Determining the nutritional value of certain foods can be a tricky business. Many foods can be enjoyed in moderation, and labeling them as “good” or “bad” might lead to negative connotations. More...

Caring for your wounds with food

Before the advent of over-the-counter medication to fight illness and speed up recovery, our ancestors depended on the foods that grew in their backyards to treat what ailed them. More...

Healthy cooking techniques

A large part of healthy eating involves choosing the right foods. In addition to choosing the right foods, healthconscious individuals must choose the right methods to prepare those foods in order to maximize their nutritional value.  More...

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