May 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

911 system update ongoing in county

Members of the Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board heard an update on the radio tower builds and upgrades to the 911 system at their monthly meeting Thursday morning.  Jeff MacAlarney of Com- Pros gave the update, noting the final engineering pl More...

HASD counselors reflect on work, goals

Guidance counselors from the Huntingdon Area School District (HASD) took part in a biannual advisory council meeting Thursday at the J.C. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Area townships part of ‘brown out’

75 Years Ago  Corregidor and its three sister fortresses, America’s islet bastions in Manila bay, surrendered today with a garrison of upwards of 6,000 American troops, sailors, marines and army nurses. The announcement came from Gen. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 12   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

Games postponed

Steady rainfall through the morning hours Thursday all but wiped out the entire area spring sports schedule for the day.  More...

Curve get 4-3 walkoff win over Fisher Cats

The Altoona Curve notched their first walk-off victory of the season Thursday, knocking off the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4-3 after Edwin Espinal was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning.  More...

High School Softball:

Trojans blank Pirates, lock up ICC North

The weather cooperated long enough for the Mount Union softball team to pull the tarp off the field and scatter 13 runs across five innings to lock up the Inter-County Conference North title Thursday afternoon against visiting Williamsburg. More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone VFW Post 1754

New officers were installed to lead the Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon, May 5. More...

Cloyd K. Davis American Legion Post 150

The Cloyd K. Davis American Legion Post 150, Petersburg, recently made a donation of $1,000 to the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Births

Benjamin Barben and Caitlin Quinn of Alexandria, Virginia, and formerly of Huntingdon, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Chloe Barben, May 8, 2017, at Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 13, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

JC book store to get facelift

Familiar faces in the Huntingdon business community will extend their expertise to the Juniata College campus as they assume the lease for the bookstore space within Ellis Hall.  Effective Thursday, May 18, Jeff and Staci Shuck, owners of Grove& More...

Citizens launch ‘Project Bloomtown’

Plans for Huntingdon’s 250th birthday celebration are blossoming and one idea, “Project Bloomtown,” is designed to keep the town blooming for years to come.   More...

Bill would up grading of child endangerment

The state House of Representatives have passed a bill that would mandate stiffer punishments and sentences for certain types of child endangerment cases. More...

Local News

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

The Huntingdon County Commissioners signed a proclamation at their weekly meeting Tuesday to declare Friday, May 12, as National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day for child care providers. More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief   WALKER TWP. — A 53-year-old woman reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone scratched her vehicle between noon May 5 and 9:52 a.m. May 8. The incident remains under investigation.  More...

Area brief

Trial continued until July   HUNTINGDON BORO. — The jury trial of a Mill Creek man scheduled for today, Friday, May 12, has been continued until July.  Justin D. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Greinke allows just one hit to Pirates

PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke’s bid for his first career no-hitter was thwarted by Pittsburgh’s Gregory Polanco’s leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Pirates 2-1 on Thursday nig More...

Diamond cuisine enhances fan experience

The idea of serving edible grasshoppers at a baseball game isn’t as crazy as it sounds.  The Seattle Mariners brought that curious offering to their ballpark this season, and although it might have seemed like a head scratcher to many fans More...

Familia has blood clot

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets’ season of high expectations took another serious hit when All-Star closer Jeurys Familia was diagnosed with a blood clot in his pitching shoulder that might require surgery.  The arterial clot will More...

School News

James Creek man recognized

Bryant Weller of James Creek was recently selected as a Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges honoree. Weller, a graduate of Huntingdon Area High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in actuarial science.  More...

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Annie's Mailbox

A birthday letdown

Dear Annie: I am writing to you with a problem that probably seems pretty petty compared with some of the more life-or-death questions you get, but I am too embarrassed to bring it up with anyone else, so here goes.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Proper wedding dress storage

Dear Heloise: I recently returned from my honeymoon and wanted to get my WEDDING DRESS dry-cleaned and prepared for storage in the hope that one day I might have a daughter who’d want to wear it. More...

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