April 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Six to be charged for theft, fleeing

The apprehension of a 14-year-old driver early Sunday morning in Huntingdon Borough following a brief pursuit led to the discovery of stolen merchandise, with two adults and three additional adolescents involved. More...

SHCSB members hear budget proposal

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board held a special meeting Tuesday evening to approve special counsel and hold a budget presentation.  Following a brief executive session, the board approved to hire Beard Legal Group of Altoona as speci More...

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Local News

Juniata College Fun Day

Cathy Troup and Maddix Uhrich visited with Delilah, a camel from Bar C Ranch, as part of a surprise Juniata College Fun Day Tuesday on the campus quad. More...

Brady Twp. leaders pursue junk ordinance

Brady Township Supervisors, during their monthly meeting Monday, discussed the necessary steps needed to address a number of continually problematic properties within the township.  The discussions led to a unanimous decision to draft a new ordi More...

Police Log

Access device fraud   WAYNE TWP., MIFFLIN CO. — Patti Sroka of McVeytown reported to state police at Lewistown at 10:10 a.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

MU Community Cupboard in dire need of food

75 Years Ago  The Russians steadily battered the Germans on the Leningrad front today, having killed 3,000 of them, demolished 22 blockhouses and captured or destroyed huge quantities of supplies in 48 hours of fighting.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 5   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 more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Western star of 1940s once visited Huntingdon

Remember “Gabby” Hayes?  Kathy (Laney) Logue of Huntingdon does and she was kind enough to share a few memories about the famous movie and television western star of the 1940s and 1950s and his appearance in Huntingdon during the ear More...

Local Sports

High School Track & Field:

Rockets sweep; Titans, Trojan boys, Bearcat girls split

Southern Huntingdon and Tussey Mountain   In tri-meet action Tuesday in Saxton, Southern Huntingdon dominated the competition. More...

Boys’ Volleyball:

Huntingdon is swept by Bishop Guilfoyle

Huntingdon went up against a strong Bishop Guilfoyle squad Tuesday evening in Altoona and quickly found itself in a 10-point hole in the opening set. More...

Games postponed

The rainfall Monday night into Tuesday got heavy enough before it ended to wash out all area diamond activity Tuesday afternoon. One of two tennis matches didn’t happen, but all four track meets involving area teams did take place.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Easton David Borst Smith, who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. His proud parents are Dustin Smith and Brittney Borst-Smith of Petersburg. More...

Huntingdon Dance Company

Members of the Huntingdon Dance Company participated in the Encore Dance Competition, winning the Spirit of Encore for sportsmanship, technique and love of dance out of 27 studios, and receiving the More...

Council First Aid Competition

Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, recently held a Council First Aid Competition at Seven Mountains Scout Camp. The event was organized by Alpha Phi Omega (APO). More...

Annie's Mailbox

Depressed over family rejection

Dear Annie: A few years ago, my son “Bill” and his family moved to a new state. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Restore silver’s luster

Dear Heloise: My STERLING SILVER FLATWARE is nearly 70 years old and has changed color to a yellow cast. This may have happened because I put it in the dishwasher over the years. Got any ideas on how I can restore the original luster? More...

Special Sections

Officers hook scuba poacher

Charges will be filed next week against an individual accused of an unusual poaching incident Monday night near the Raystown Dam.  More...

Jobless rate up for second month

For the second month in a row, unemployment rates in Huntingdon County increased for February. More...

Commissioners OK information storage

The Huntingdon County Commissioners, at their weekly meeting Tuesday, approved a contract that will allow Huntingdon County Children and Youth Services to electronically store fiscal information.  Claudia Conrad, CYS fiscal supervisor, and Phil More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Police dispatcher recounts deadly barracks ambush

MILFORD (AP) — State police dispatcher Nicole Palmer had just arrived for her 11 p.m. shift and was on the phone with a man complaining about his neighbor’s fireworks when she heard a gunshot.  More...

House votes to advance Republican budget proposal

HARRISBURG (AP) — A divided Pennsylvania House on Tuesday gave its approval to a $31.5 billion Republican budget proposal that was touted by supporters as a way to fund priorities without increasing taxes.  The Republican-controlled House More...

Convicted robber dies while in prison

ERIE (AP) — A woman convicted in a bizarre bank robbery plot that left a pizza delivery driver dead when a bomb strapped to his neck exploded has died in prison.  More...

Business News

Parson’s Outdoor Power Equipment opens in Shade Gap

Since 2002, PA Wood- Mizer has been operating in Shade Gap, but due to outgrowing that facility on Croghan Pike, Lisa and Marty Parsons have expanded their business to another facility.  The Parsons celebrated the grand opening of their new busi More...

Mount Union man starts dog-walking business

Inspired by a love of animals and the need to help others, one Mount Union resident is starting a dogwalking service that can potentially benefit pet owners in Mount Union, Huntingdon and McVeytown.  Rick O’Banion, who’s currently st More...

Real Estate Transfers

March 24, 2017  Ronald E. Sloan, grantor, to Benjamin P. Lang, property in Huntingdon Borough, $35,000  Daniel G. Drenning and Thomasina J. Drenning, grantors, to Daniel G. Drenning and Thomasina J. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Indians hold on to beat Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Carlos Santana led off with a home run, Carlos Carrasco struck out seven in his first start since breaking a bone in his right hand and the Cleveland Indians held on for a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday ni More...

Bruins clinch playoff spot with 4-0 win

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored twice, Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots and the Boston Bruins clinched their first playoff berth since 2014 with a 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.  More...

Warriors down T-Wolves for 12 straight win

OAKLAND, Calif. 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 Aries and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 6, 2017:  More...

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