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Two TM schools may be shuttered

The Tussey Mountain School Board, at a special workshop Thursday night, hinted that not one, but two elementary centers in the district may be closed at the end of the 2016-17 school year.  More...

Local waters stocked with trout for season

The state Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and several volunteers and avid anglers worked through the rainy morn- ing Thursday to stock several hundred trout into Trough Creek near Trough Creek State Park.  The trout were raised in a hatchery in More...

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Crews respond to fire at Orbisonia facility

Area fire crews responded to reports of fire with smoke in the mechanical room at AristaCare at Woodland Park, Orbisonia, around 10:30 p.m. More...

Huntingdon Borough enacts cost-saving measure

Huntingdon Borough Council members held a special meeting Thursday night to decide upon a cost-saving measure.  “The purpose of the meeting was to redeem the sewer bond the borough took out in 2008,” said Huntingdon Borough manager B More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

First air raid test in Altoona to be completed today

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County will have a six-way “scramble” for the Republican nomination for representative in General Assembly, it appears by the filing records at Harrisburg. Monday, March 30, was the last day for filing.  More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Thursday’s persistent rainfall completely wiped out the limited scholastic sports schedule for the day.  The only baseball game on the schedule was Mount Union at Juniata Valley in a key ICC North matchup. More...

Fleming rolls third career 300 game

John Fleming rolled his third career 300 game while bowling for Ice Cream Team in the Mount Union Men’s League Thursday night at Holiday Bowl in Mill Creek.  Fleming opened his threegame series with a 223, then came through with his 300 ga More...

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The Juniata Valley Stingers fifth/sixth grade basketball team won the third annual Juniata Valley elementary Shootout Basketball Tournament in February. More...

People/Pastimes

HAMS students present STEM projects

Huntingdon Area Middle School (HAMS) students participated in a collective presentation of their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) business islands March 28, a project that not only involves a realworld context and application, but was More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Aleah Scott, who turns 1 year old today, Friday, April 7, 2017. She lives in Calvin with her mommy, Jessica Scott, and her daddy. More...

School News

Mount Union Area High School Honor Roll

Mount Union Area High School has released the names of the honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2016- 17 school year.  Grade 9  Distinguished Honors  More...

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Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Decorator swap  My next door neighbor and I both wanted to redecorate our living rooms, but we didn’t have money to spend. We decided to swap end tables, coffee tables and table lamps. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Daughter-in-law’s father buys her everything

Dear Annie: Our 39-year-old son is married with three children. Ever since he got married, he has been dealing with overbearing and intrusive in-laws. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 8, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Professors talk US air strikes

President Donald Trump signaled a change in his position on military action in Syria when gave the orders for U.S. warships to launch 59 Tamahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, or 3:40 a.m. More...

Area bridges slated to be replaced

Residents were given the opportunity to review plans to replace two bridges in the Petersburg area at the Juniata Valley Senior Center Thursday evening.  The first bridge will be a total bridge replacement on Myton Road that spans Shavers Creek More...

PSPCA granted rights in animal cruelty case

Following a recent hearing in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas, ownership of more than 20 animals taken from a Union Township property earlier this year has been handed over to the state Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PS More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Cops: Man killed ex-lover with homemade air gun

ALLENTOWN (AP) — A Pennsylvania man used a homemade, high-pressure air gun to fatally shoot a neighbor with whom he had an affair, a prosecutor and police said. More...

Pair accused of gifting daughters to older man enter pleas

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — A couple accused of gifting their daughters to a cult-like figure who considered them wives has pleaded to child endangerment charges.  Savilla and Daniel Stoltzfus got financial help from Lee Kaplan when they fell on har More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 7 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cubs turn bizarre play into win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a most sticky situation, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina couldn’t find a ball that clung to his chest protector and the Chicago Cubs turned the bizarre play into a late rally, beating St. More...

Campus Tours

With rain washing out everything on Thursday’s scholastic sports list, it seemed like a good day to clear some items that have been stored away in my rainy day drawer.  More...

Hawks top Celtics 123-116

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 26 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. More...

Press Club

HCCTC instructor shares personal cancer battle for awareness

As we emerge from the winter months, overexposure to the sun may not top anyone’s spring safety checklist. However, the risk of developing skin cancer from overexposure should always be on the minds of anyone who spends time outdoors. More...

Williamsburg students take part in Zumba class

Williamsburg High School had an energetic afternoon filled with dancing and exercise March 31. Julie Overdoff, from the Hollidaysburg YMCA, came to show students how to dance to the style of Zumba.  More...

Tussey Mountain students qualify for PMEA festivals

Four students aimed to audition for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s annual district choir festival in fall 2016. Three of the four students qualified and one student, sophomore Delaney Reed, qualified for Regional Choir. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Strawberries on a roll

Dear Heloise: Now that we’re getting close to STRAWBERRY SEASON, I have a recipe that I use whenever I have company, and everyone loves it. More...

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