May 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Young authors invited to enter works

In honor of the 250th anniversary of the creation of the layout of the town of Huntingdon, the Huntingdon County Library is extending an opportunity for young authors to see their works published.  A contest, “My Hometown, Huntingdon,&rdqu More...

Local experts offer bicycle safety advice

Cyclists in the area are quickly taking to the roads for recreation and transportation as the weather warms, but there are some safety tips and laws in place to keep all users of the roadways safe.  More...

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Area cyclists continue Wednesday rides tradition

Several mountain bikes were loaded into pickup trucks and onto bike racks behind Rothrock Outfitters Wednesday before heading out to the internationally-acclaimed Allegrippis Trail for a weekly group bike ride.  Rothrock has coordinated Wednesda More...

Minor flooding could occur over weekend

Following periods of heavy rain Friday morning, parts of Huntingdon County were placed under temporary flood advisories.  Minor flooding may be a concern throughout the weekend as more rain is predicted, however the heaviest of the rainfall has More...

Huntingdon man who traded firearm pleads guilty

A Huntingdon man who traded a firearm that was used in the murder of a state police trooper in December 2016 recently entered a guilty plea in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.  Bradley McMullen, 28, who was scheduled for jury selecti More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, May 6   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Strasburg homers, leads Nationals over Phillies

National League   PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Strasburg hit his second major league home run and pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, leading the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 on Friday night.  More...

Cavs down Raptors 115-95, lead series 3-0

TORONTO (AP) — Last year, LeBron James and the Cavaliers had their postseason win streak end in Canada.  This time, Cleveland came across the border and kept right on rolling.  More...

Blues stay alive with 2-1 win over Predators

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dmitrij Jaskin scored in his first playoff game this season, Jaden Schwartz got the gamewinner and the St. Louis Blues topped the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night to stay alive in their secondround series.  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...

Religion News

Trump signs executive order on religious liberty

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday titled “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty” which he claimed would save faith groups from government actions posing a “financial threat” and censorship.  More...

The Conversation: Who are Jehovah’s Witnesses?

College of the Holy Cross   The Russian Supreme Court recently sanctioned Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist group. More...

Church women use basketball to bond

Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section has a different type of women’s gathering. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Expecting an invitation

Dear Annie: Last year, I took my buddy “John” on an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas. The trip was partly covered by my work, but I paid for an extra night so we could make a long weekend out of it. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 8, 2017:  More...

MDJ seat filled by senior judge

Despite the retirement of a magisterial district judge last month, the county judiciary has working to keep district court operating as normal.  More...

PennDOT projects total $200 million

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Vendors promote products at Expo

LipSense consultant Jaissa Yahner, left, showed Bertha Peffer her line of lipstick at the Huntingdon County Expo Friday evening. The expo continues at the Huntingdon County Fair until 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries

General News

Reducing stress may help cardiovascular health

Dear Doctor: I’ve been hearing on the news that researchers have discovered that when stress causes a heart attack, it all begins in the brain. How does this work? And is it even possible to control the way our brain responds?  More...

News of Yesteryear

High-rise structure nearing completion

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon Countians, along with millions of others throughout the state and nation, will begin registering today for War Ration Book No. More...

Ringling’s final circus to be on Facebook Live

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus first wowed audiences in the 19th century. More...

Local Sports

Postponements

High School sports   Friday’s rainfall wiped out the area scholastic baseball and softball schedule today’s forecast has already had an impact.  More...

Photo

Students a Nam Jin’s Korean Martial Arts Academy recently received belt and certificate promotions. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Haley Ann Ross, who will turn 10 years old tomorrow, Sunday, May 7, 2017. She is the daughter of Marissa Fouse of Saltillo and Justin Ross of Mapleton. More...

Students named as DAR essay contest winners

Two local students were among those recognized as winners in an historical essay contest sponsored by the Adam Holliday Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). More...

Tips for hosting a successful yard sale this season

Instead of giving away unwanted items that have gathered dust around the house, many people turn to garage and yard sales to transform their clutter into some extra money. More...

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