May 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Area man to serve 17-34 years in SCI

A Todd man found guilty of rape by a jury in January will spend 17 to 34 years in a state correctional facility and have to register as a sex offender for life.  Kirk D. More...

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Alexandria plant sale delayed   More...

Big Band Sound to entertain at MU adult prom

Big Band Sound and the Mount Union Area School District will hold the adult prom from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the high school gymnasium in Mount Union. Refreshments will be provided and there is no admission charge.  More...

Oneida Township supervisors reflect on storm

During their monthly meeting Wednesday, the Oneida Township Supervisors heard reports from the May 1 storm that tore through the township, causing some of the most severe damage in the county.  More...

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News of Yesteryear

Taxpayers in Tussey demand answers

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

High School Baseball:

Hornets win 5-3 at Mount Union

A pair of staff aces matched up in Mount Union Thursday. Juniata Valley’s Jack Johnson came out with the decision over Dylan Gearhart as the Hornets beat the Trojans for the second time this year 5-3.  More...

Mykut tosses one-hitter in win at Penns Valley

The story for the Huntingdon baseball team over the past week has been pretty much the same. Outstanding pitching, solid defense and timely hitting have helped the Bearcats generate a five-game winning streak and has seen. More...

Southern reverses Spartans 7-3

It appeared from the first inning of the Southern Huntingdon and McConnellsburg baseball game that fans were in for a slugfest. But, everyone settled down and the Rockets put four runs on the board held off the Spartans until the sixth inning. More...

People/Pastimes

How to embrace digital organizational tools

When internet usage switched from mere fad to fully functional, few people may have imagined just how profound — and mobile — it would become. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Paisley Sue Booher, who turns 1 year old today, Friday, May 5, 2017. Her proud parents are Courtney Ansell-Booher and Tyler Booher of Huntingdon. Paisley has an older brother, Hayden. More...

Shavers Creek Grange members hold meeting

Members of the Shavers Creek Grange No. 353 met in a normal session April 17. The meal and beverage was provided by George and Beverly Fitzgerald and Brooke Emery. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Sweet-smelling suitcase

Dear Heloise: You know those PERFUME SAMPLES that come in magazines, the ones where you peel back a fold and you can sniff the fragrance? I take those and toss them inside my luggage to keep the inside smelling nice. More...

Special Sections

Health care bill heads to Senate

Thursday the U.S. More...

Huntingdon Farmers’ Market opens

A bounty of spring produce filled the tables of the Huntingdon Farmers’ Market on its opening day Thursday at Portstown Park, Huntingdon.  More...

Annual birding cup fundraiser kicks off

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center (SCEC) in Barree Township will host its annual Birding Cup today, Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, to help fund upcoming renovations to the facility.  More...

Input requested for comprehensive plan

Huntingdon County residents are urged to take part in an online survey designed to gauge regional priorities which will be used to direct a comprehensive plan currently in progress.  More...

State  Free Access 

Probe into deadly fall at fraternity to be released

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Prosecutors in Pennsylvania will announce on Friday morning the results of a grand jury investigation into the death of a Penn State student who fell down steps during an alcohol-fueled pledge ceremony.  More...

Convicted state lawmaker wants pension restored

HARRISBURG (AP) — A former leader of Pennsylvania’s Senate who served prison time for corruption is seeking to have his $20,000-amonth pension restored.  More...

Woman drove around with newborn’s corpse, police say

WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman drove around with her newborn daughter’s corpse in a cardboard box, and has been jailed on abuse of a corpse and other charges, court records show.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 5   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Wizards beat Celtics 116-89

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored 24 points, Isaiah Thomas was held to 13 and the Washington Wizards jumped out to a hot start and rode it to a 116-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in a technical foul-filled Game 3 on Thursday night to cut t More...

Orioles finish series with 8-3 win

BOSTON (AP) — Manny Machado hit a long three-run shot for his third homer of the series and the Baltimore Orioles capped four tense days at Fenway Park with an 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.  Machado hit a 466-foot driv More...

Rangers beat Senators 4-1 to even series 2-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar Lindberg scored two goals, Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves and the New York Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Thursday night to tie their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.  Chris Kreider an More...

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Area woman receives scholarship

Karis Cornelius of Orbisonia has been named as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship fund from the Dorothy and Walter Ross Memorial/ Exemplar Scholarship Fund.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Quarterly dishwasher maintenance  About four times a year, I run a half gallon of vinegar in my dishwasher. I fill bowls and set them on the top rack and then I run a regular cycle. The vinegar cuts through any grease. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Can’t think with all this loud music

Dear Annie: On a recent out-of-town excursion to do some shopping and planning for a new bathroom installation, we found ourselves in a very annoying predicament.  We stopped for lunch at a very nice restaurant, only to be assaulted by loud musi More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Virgo if born before 2:20 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 6, 2017:  More...

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