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County jobless rate dropped in March

After rising the last two months, unemployment rates in Huntingdon County dropped modestly in March.  A press release from the state Department of Labor and Industry’s Center for Workforce Information and Analysis showed the rate was 6.2 p More...

Local News

Brady Township garage destroyed in fire

Several fire companies responded to a garage fire on Mill Creek Hollow Road in Brady Township just before 1 p.m. Wednesday.  More...

Police Log

Trespassing   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 4 Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kentucky Derby:

Classic Empire early favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky. More...

Tony Romo to try to qualify for Open

ALEDO, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo’s next pursuit of a championship will be in golf.  And it’s a long shot.  A month after the Dallas Cowboys quarterback retired, Romo is among nearly 9,500 players who signed up for the U.S. More...

Without Crosby, Pens beat Caps 3-2 for 3-1 series lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Forget about revenge for the brutal cross-check that knocked Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby out of the playoffs indefinitely.  Marc-Andre Fleury didn’t want any part of it. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Michael Francis Chislock III, 2203 Catherine St., Huntingdon, and Diane Kay Young, 217 Sunset Drive, Hollidaysburg.  Carl Duane Davis, 507 Penn St., Huntingdon, and Marissa Ann Gracey, also of Huntingdon.  Robert Wilton Mellott Jr., 920 Bow More...

Tips for college applicants

Choosing where to apply to college is a big decision that can affect the lives of young students for years to come. The college application process can have more immediate impacts as well, as U.S. More...

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The Huntingdon County Commissioners recently presented members of ABATE Highlanders Chapter with a proclamation recognizing May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. More...

School News

Local student to graduate from Dickinson State

Jamie Rhodes of Mount Union will graduate from Dickinson State University at its 97th spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in Scott Gymnasium. Dickinson State will award 161 baccalaureate degrees and 37 associate degrees.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Overprotective or reasonably cautious

Dear Annie: I am a single mom with two boys, ages 4 and 7. We recently took a trip out to Chicago to visit my parents. Our flight was delayed by over an hour. My 7-year-old asked whether he could go into the men’s bathroom alone. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 5, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Local man dies in bike collision

A Huntingdon man has died from injuries he sustained in a vehicle-bicycle crash near Dairy Queen and Krepps Drive on Route 22 in Henderson Township around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.  More...

Quorum lacked for MU meeting

The Mount Union Borough Council met Wednesday evening for their monthly meeting, but with only four members present, no business could be voted on due to the lack of a quorum. More...

EMA chief still assessing storm damage

The Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency is now in the process of documenting and assessing damage that was sustained as a result of severe storms that passed through the county Monday evening.  County EMA director John Cirko said he&rs More...

New exhibit to begin at Art Space Friday

This month’s exhibit at The Art Space, Huntingdon, will feature the work of an art teacher in the Mifflin County School District.  Jennifer Hartzler of Lewistown will exhibit her work in a show called “Melange,” beginning with More...

General News

Follow guidelines when applying insect repellent on children

Dear Doctor: Is it safe to use an insect repellent with DEET on my 5-month-old? Here in Tennessee, we’re approaching prime mosquito season, and we want our little boy to be able to play outside without getting all bitten up.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Commissioners borrow $175,000 to ‘pay off’ debt

75 Years Ago  Communists and other leftwing groups cancelled traditional May Day parades and demonstrations today to keep war goods flowing to the battle fronts without interruption. More...

Local Sports

High School Softball:

Bellefonte blanks Bearcats 13-0

The Huntingdon softball team squared off with tough Bellefonte Thursday afternoon and never got anything going. Three Bearcat pitchers gave up five walks and a dozen hits and the visitors posted a quick 13-0 win in five innings. More...

High School Track & Field:

Titan boys, Hornet girls get sweeps

Tussey Mountain hosted Juniata Valley and Fannett- Metal in a makeup tri-meet Wednesday. The Titan boys and Hornet girls completed the sweep.  Tussey’s boys defeated Juniata Valley 84-66 and took care of Fannett-Metal 117-30. More...

Rocket errors costly in 6-2 loss at Forbes

It’s just been one of those seasons for the Southern Huntingdon softball team when consistency proved evasive.  Thursday, the Rockets traveled to Waterfall to take on Forbes Road. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ——— Public deserved clarity during Erie manhunt, April 27 The national manhunt for so-called Facebook killer Steve Stephens did not have what Pennsylvania State Police Sgt. More...

Letter to the Editor

Why not SHCSD students? More...

You Should Know

Q: What was Andrew Jackson’s role in the military?  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County dairy princess looks back on reign

“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end,” — Ernest Hemingway. More...

4-H Club News

Huntingdon County Fair Queen Dana Myers visited the Countywide Dairy Beef Community 4-H Club’s April meeting. More...

Tea ingredients to grow at home

Flavorful teas can be brewed from a great variety of herbs, flowers, fruits, spices and roots taken fresh from the garden. More...

NASCAR

RICHMOND

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Four laps  The Cup Series race at Richmond was scheduled for 400 laps over the .75-mile oval. Erik Jones ran four of those laps after an early tangle with Kasey Kahne. “Just got ran into the fence right on Lap 1,” Jones said. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Where is Gibbs?   More...

2017 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS Feb. 18: The Clash at Daytona (Joey Logano)

Feb. 23: Can-Am Duels at Daytona (Chase Elliott and  Denny Hamlin)  Feb. 26: Daytona 500 (Kurt Busch)  March 5: Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500 at Atlanta (Brad  Keselowski)   More...

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