March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Lady Hornets headed to Hershey finals

The crowd of Juniata Valley Hornet fans celebrated as the girls’ basketball team beat the Bishop Carroll Huskies 46-33 in the Altoona Field House Tuesday night, earning themselves a trip to the More...

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Local News

Above-average precipitation, temps in store for spring

As the calender marked the official start to spring Monday, many people may be wondering when weather associated with the season will follow.  For the rest of this month, at least, the weather pattern will go back and forth between warm and cold More...

Police Log

Burglary   HENDERSON TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report someone entered a garage on William Penn Highway by force between 1-7 p.m. March 21 and took several items.  Theft   More...

General News

Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads and unveils red edition of iPhone 7

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro tablets.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Pennsylvania Telephone Union strike enters second day in Huntingdon County

75 Years Ago  Gov. Arthur James today was faced, for the second time in less than three years, with the knotty problem of deciding what to do with a fugitive from justice who was captured after leading an exemplary life for many years.  More...

Venezuela’s troubles put US heating oil charity in limbo

Amid continuing economic turmoil, Venezuela skipped heating oil contributions to a Massachusettsbased nonprofit for a second consecutive winter, signaling that the popular program that began with fanfare after Hurricane Katrina may be kaput.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 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. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Columnist, letter-writer recall restaurant’s history

Two weeks ago, I received a letter from “Gib” Hoover of the Saxton area who provided the columnist with some interesting notes about the Happy Hollow Restaurant located near Saxton. More...

Old-Time Photo

Here is a rare scene of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and nearby St. Mary’s covered bridge, date unknown. Both structures are located just off U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Three SEC teams vie for Elite Eight

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee’s Rick Barnes has coached in the Big East, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12. He’s made the NCAA Tournament nearly two dozen times and advanced to the Final Four. More...

Steelers sign DE Alualu

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyson Alualu spent seven years in Jacksonville trying to help revive a struggling franchise while simultaneously trying to live up to his draft pedigree.  Neither really happened. More...

Gregorius out six weeks; Bonds back with Giants

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic.  Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius i More...

Annie's Mailbox

With love comes jealousy

Dear Annie: I’ve never felt so strongly about anyone as I do about my girlfriend, “Angelina.” She is warm and funny and makes me want to be my best self every day. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Tape recipe to your casserole dish

Dear Heloise: When I go to a potluck luncheon or dinner, I make a CASSEROLE. They are quick, inexpensive and easy! I invariably get inquiries about the recipe.  I print out the recipe on pretty paper and make several copies. More...

Special Sections

Residents speak on water request

Huntingdon Borough Council members heard from representatives of Sunoco Logistics and members of the public Tuesday night during a sometimes raucous and contentious meeting.  More...

Democratic spots picked for ballots

Candidates for public office met at the Bailey Building in Huntingdon Tuesday to have their positions on the ballot selected for the Tuesday, May 16, election.  Huntingdon County elections coordinator Michelle Barnett and county chief clerk Mich More...

Commissioners approve resignation

The Huntingdon County Commissioners had plenty on their weekly agenda Tuesday after last week’s meeting was canceled when county offices were closed due to Winter Storm Stella.  Huntingdon County planning director Mark Colussy announced Tu More...

SHC board members hear technology plan

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board held its monthly meeting Tuesday to handle routine business. More...

State  Free Access 

Prosecutor: Not reporting Jerry Sandusky let evil ‘run wild’

HARRISBURG (AP) — The failure of Penn State’s former president to report child molestation accusations against Jerry Sandusky allowed evil “to run wild,” prosecutors said Tuesday at the start of Graham Spanier’s trial. More...

Philadelphia attorney charged with taking $100,000 in gifts, trips

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city's top prosecutor accepted more than $100,000 in luxury gifts, Caribbean trips and cash, often in exchange for official favors including help with a court case, according to a bribery and extortion indictment unseale More...

Business News

Realtors support historical society

Huntingdon County Historical Society executive director Kelley Kroecker accepted a $500 donation to the historical society from Huntingdon County Board of Realtors president Tim Schrack at a recent m More...

Kish Travel has been officially designated as an authorized Disney vacation planner

Kish Travel has been designated by Disney Destinations as an “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” based on its strong performance in selling Disney vacations.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

March 3, 2017  Morgan E. Lemin, grantor, to Morgan E. Lemin and Robert C. Presely Swope, property in Todd Township, $6,592.  Presbytery of Huntingdon and Huntingdon Presbyterian Congregation, grantors, to Grant M. More...

Local Sports

Revenge is sweet!

Hornets beat Huskies to reach state finals

So much has been said about Juniata Valley’s defense over the course of the regular season and into the postseason, and rightfully so. More...

Juniata splits home debut with PS-Altoona

After a layoff of 11 days which included a postponement last weekend, the Juniata baseball team returned to the field as it hosted Penn State- Altoona in the Eagles’ home opener Tuesday afternoon. More...

JC spikers sweep to victory at Thiel

The Juniata men’s volleyball team wrapped up its seventh straight match away from home Tuesday night with a contest against Thiel. The Eagles took out the Tomcats in straight sets 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-17).  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lynus Renley Frew, who turns 4 years old today, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. His proud parents are Robert and Ralina Frew of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S TURNING 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jada Johnson, who turns 3 years old today, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Her proud parents are Emily Wible and Allen Johnson of Lewistown. More...

Senior citizens plan spring events

The Standing Stone Senior Citizens board of directors met March 9 for their bimonthly meeting. President Jim Park welcomed the board members and called the meeting to order. Prayer was offered by Jay White, followed by the Pledge to the flag.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 23, 2017:  More...

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