April 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Sen. pushes bills out of committee

The Senate Education Committee approved five bills this week with hopes of them gaining traction in the legislature.  The make-up of the bills varies but they include ideas such as improving transparency and legislation expanding access to vocat More...

Adorable pet contest winner announced

A lovely feline lady and Huntingdon County Humane Society alum named Miranda has been officially named as the winner of the 2017 Daily News Most Adorable Pet Contest.  More...

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Salvation Army civic dinner is scheduled for May 11

The Salvation Army of Huntingdon County’s Annual Civic and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner has been scheduled for Thursday, May 11, at the Smithfield Fire Hall. It will begin with fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and a program will start at 6 p.m. More...

Borough leaders approve financing option

Members of Huntingdon Borough Council swiftly covered the regular business listed on the agenda following a lengthy public comment period at the monthly meeting Tuesday night. More...

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State/National Sports  Free Access 

Grace leads by one in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — South African Branden Grace had a 6-under 66 and leads by a stroke after the opening round of the Valero Texas Open on Thursday.  More...

Woods has back surgery

Two days after Tiger Woods said his back was progressing, he announces on his website he has had a fourth back surgery to alleviate pain.  The surgery was performed at the Texas Back Institute.  Typical recovery is six months, meaning Woods More...

Sale fans 13 and Red Sox beat Blue Jays 4-1

TORONTO (AP) — Chris Sale struck out 13 over eight shutout innings, Mookie Betts hit a three-run double in the 10th and the Boston Red Sox beat the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday.  At 3-12, Toronto is off to the worst start i 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...

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Seniors at HCCTC tackle testing nerves

Nervous, jittery, anxious, concerned, worried. These are some of the words the seniors at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) used to describe how they’ve felt lately.  More...

Trio of SHC FBLA students quality for nationals

Quoting Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion.” After just a few moments at the Future Business Leade More...

Shoe drive at HAHS to benefit people overseas

How many people have pairs of shoes that have been sitting in the back of the closet for weeks? What about younger kids or siblings that grow like sprouts, leaving old clothes behind? More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Searching for best cruise

Dear Readers: Are you thinking about going on a CRUISE? Here are some Heloise hints for smooth sailing:  Book early, about three to six months ahead. More...

HRFR addition plans submitted

Members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission reviewed plans for a number of subdivisions and land developments at their meeting Thursday night, including an addition to aid a local fire company.  More...

New mascot unveiled at Art Walk

Art Walk Huntingdon mascot Artie Walker met his adoring public for the first time Thursday evening at the opening of this month’s Art Walk with a ceremony at Sweethearts Confectionery, Washington Street, Huntingdon.  More...

Spring opening event planned at Blair Park

Huntingdon Borough’s “hidden gem” will be in its glory during a celebration heralding both Earth Day and the spring opening of Blair Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

JV chorus will entertain at sports show

75 Years Ago  In compliance with the governor’s proclamation for the Fourth Registration Day, the public schools of Huntingdon County will be closed Monday, April 27, county superintendent J.F. Neff stated today.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 21   AA Meeting o 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...

Local Sports

High School Boys’ Volleyball:

’Cats end skid with sweep of DuBois

Huntingdon turned in its best effort of the season Thursday evening against visiting DuBois and snapped a twomatch losing skid with a sweep of the Beavers. Set cores were 25-16, 25-21 and 25-19.  More...

High School Track & Field:

Rocket teams win two apiece

The Southern Huntingdon track teams added to wins each to their season totals in a three-team meet Thursday at McConnellsburg.  The Rocket boys (8-1) rebounding from last week’s loss at Bellwood with a 96-51 win over West Branch and a 93-5 More...

Trojan boys split, girls swept

The Mount Union track & field squad was on the road in an Inter-County Conference meet against Northern Bedford and Bellwood-Antis Thursday afternoon at Loysburg. The Trojan boys continue to perform well, winning 90-59 over Northern Bedford. More...

People/Pastimes

Little Jewels Academy

Students from Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, visited the Southern Huntingdon County Food Pantry April 19 to deliver the items collected during their annual food drive as well as a financial donati More...

Protect natural bee habitats

Honeybees are humble insects that benefit the environment in various ways. Unfortunately, many people lump bees in with wasps and other seemingly “harmful” insects and do whatever is necessary to remove them from their properties. More...

Licensed to Wed

James Edward Foor, 400 Ninth St., Apt. 402, Huntingdon, and Sharon Diane Shaffer, also of Huntingdon.  Robert Carl Presley Swope, 5228 Bollinger Road, Robertsdale, and Morgan Elizabeth Lemin, 4367 Newburg Park Road, James Creek.   More...

School News

Huntingdon man performs in spring glee club concert

Wheaton College student Caleb Acker of Huntingdon performed in the spring 2017 Men’s Glee Club Concert. More...

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Be a part of Global Youth Service Day

Dear Annie: Young people are ready, willing and able to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, yet they are vastly underrepresented as active citizens, decision-makers and leaders. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 22, 2017:  More...

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