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Folk College set to commence Friday

Aspiring musicians from all over the country will come to the campus of Juniata College beginning Friday, May 26, to learn from world-renowned musicians at the 18th annual Folk College.  The event, which will run through Sunday, May 28, is spon More...

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Local News

EMA director addresses resident’s pipeline concerns

The Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency director attempted to answer questions previously submitted by a Union Township property owner concerning the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline.  Ellen Gerhart submitted questions as pe More...

Overnight rain floods Portstown Arch

Moderate rains overnight combined with an electrical malfunction caused flooding that snarled traffic entering Huntingdon Borough this morning.  Motorists crossing the Smithfield Bridge encountered significant flooding under the Portstown Arch, More...

Mapleton man’s case moved to higher court

A Mapleton man accused of multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor over the span of several years appeared in central county for his preliminary hearing May 17.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Commissioners stand by stipulations

75 Years Ago  A summary of the gasoline rationing registration in Bedford County shows that 7,815 persons registered and received cards. More...

Readers spark further discussion on health topics

Dear Readers: We’ve been reading your letters. Thank you for your interest in our thoughts, the humor with which you evaluate — and sometimes chide — us, and the passion you continue to show for health sciences and research. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Stanley Cup Playoffs:

Game seven offers teams a chance to make history

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Craig Anderson is a realist, the byproduct of 15 years playing the most demanding position in the NHL.  The Ottawa goaltender would like to chalk his 45-save masterpiece in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against More...

Challenge from Celtics sharpened Cavs’ focus

BOSTON (AP) — It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the NBA playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason.  More...

NCAA Women’s Golf:

Arizona wins eighth title

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — One shot away from elimination in the morning, Arizona State capped off a dream day with a resilient performance to win the NCAA women’s golf title.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy 83rd Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Louise Feagley Leamer of Huntingdon, who celebrates her 83rd birthday today, Thursday, May 25, 2017. More...

Five generations of family

Mary C. Fasick, left, just celebrated her 96th birthday May 18. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Haiden Janelle Yoder, who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, May 25, 2017. Her proud parents are Kristi Anderson and Thomas Yoder of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Overwhelming hatred

Dear Annie: In 2013, I lost my brother to a drug-induced heart attack. At the time of his death, he had just learned that his daughter had brain cancer. My beautiful niece was just 12 years old when she was diagnosed.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 26, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Election results to be available

The hand count from the May 16 primary election has been completed, and county elections officials say the results will be posted by the end of today’s business day.  More...

Holiday weekend starts for travelers

According to AAA, 39.3 million Americans will be hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend starting today, Thursday, May 25, through Monday, May 29.  “We will be seeing about a million more travelers this year,” said Doni Lee Speige More...

Public urged to leave wildlife alone

This time of year, few sights are as vulnerable as a baby animal on its own, but wildlife experts advise using caution and discernment before intervening. More...

Memorial Day events planned across county

Mill Creek   Retired United States Naval Reserve Lt. Richard Heaster will serve as guest speaker for Memorial Day services in Mill Creek.  Services will begin at the honor roll at 9 a.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Jury of 12 selected in Cosby sexual assault case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members in a case Cosby believes could be racially motivated.  Prosecutors and the defense team on Wednesday also chose More...

Hall of Famer’s widow causes stir with auction

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of baseball Hall of Famer Willie Stargell said it is hurt and angry that his widow is auctioning his memorabilia, including his World Series ring and his National League MVP award.  More...

Senate OKs internet play for casinos, lottery

HARRISBURG (AP) — Legislation to allow an expansion of casino-style gambling and lottery play to the internet in Pennsylvania passed the state Senate on Wednesday, as lawmakers look for ways to heal the state’s deficit-ridden finances by More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 25   Huntingdon House o Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

PIAA Track & Field:

Eight from area will compete

Track and field season has reached its final meet and eight local athletes have their chance to set themselves apart from the best the state has to offer. More...

Hornets and Bearcats play Saturday

The schedule for championship games in the District Six baseball tournament have been set and two area clubs will play their title games Saturday.  More...

District 5-1A Softball Quarterfinal:

Shanksville downs Tussey 5-2

Tussey Mountain kept things close into the late innings with host and thirdseeded Shanksville during Wednesday afternoon’s District Five Class A quarterfinal contest and even pushed a run home in the top of the sixth to tie the game at 2-2.&nbs More...

Editorial

What Others are Saying

Manchester attack: Why the British terror threat will not improve soon

This time it is the northern city of Manchester. At time of writing, 22 were dead and more than 50 injured after a suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. More...

Op-Ed

What we can learn from war memorials

In Dryden, New York, a proposed solar farm recently caused a stir.  Thousands of solar panels — enough to power 7,500 homes — are scheduled to be installed near a rural cemetery in the town. More...

Students get last word on commencement

“Don’t let complexity stop you,” Bill Gates once told graduating Harvard seniors. “Be activists. Take on the big inequities. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

SHC FFA members tour Franklin County orchard, farm

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter spent May 10 learning about opportunities in the fields of orchard management and dairy farming. More...

SHC FFA members score on proficiencies at conference

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter attended the State Legislative Leadership Conference (SLLC) at the Sheraton Hotel in Harrisburg March 12-14. More...

4-H Club News

Annual community service project

The Countywide Dairy 4-H Club recently conducted its annual community service project. Members collected items to be donated to the Huntingdon County Humane Society. More...

NASCAR

ALL-STAR RACE

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Not 1992  Charlotte Motor Speedway was hoping to capture the magic of the 1992 All-Star Race, which ended with a crash at the finish line. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Switching gears   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

With Memorial Day approaching, back to the soap-box?   More...

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