June 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local athletes compete at state games

Three local tennis players represented Huntingdon County in the Special Olympics Summer Games at Penn State University June 1-3. More...

Teen driver crashes increase in summer

A recent press release from AAA states teen drivers are three times as likely to be involved in a deadly crash, especially now that the school has ended and more teens are on the road. More...

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News of Yesteryear

Scrap metal collected totals 400 tons

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County’s farm salvage campaign for scrap metal has gone “over the top.” The county salvage committee has reported to the State Council of Defense that 400 tons of the scrap metal has been delivered to j More...

More scenes from Walk to End Violence

Approximately 100 walkers participated in the fifth Walk to End Violence at Detwiler Memorial Field, Huntingdon, to help raise funds for Huntingdon House to continue the fight against domestic abuse. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 5 Alexandria Fire Co. o The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Four homers help Astros extend streak

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — George Springer hit two of Houston’s four home runs and the Astros matched their state rival for the longest winning streak in the major leagues this season at 10 games, beating the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday. More...

Warriors take 2-0 series advantage

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Mystics stop Dream

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 23 points and a career-high 15 rebounds and the Washington Mystics scored the last seven points of the game from the foul line to beat the Atlanta Dream 78-72 on Sunday after blowing an 18-point secondhal More...

Senior Spotlight

Debunking myths around elder abuse to better prevent it

To celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (held annually on June 15), numerous organizations come together to denounce the widespread abuse in.icted on the elderly and inform the general public on ways to help put an end to this alarming problem. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Breach of etiquette at nephew’s wedding

Dear Annie: I’d like your opinion on what I feel was a breach of etiquette on the part of my nephew’s new mother-in-law. Recently, my nephew got married in Chicago. My family of seven flew from Connecticut to the wedding for two days. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Scorpio. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 6, 2017: More...

250th events celebrate vision

Where two property owners before him saw only undeveloped land, in 1767, the Rev. Dr. William Smith saw the location of plots, streets and even a market square. More...

Cabin reservations temporarily halted

Folks looking to rent cabins at the Stone Valley Recreation Area (SVRA) overlooking Lake Perez will have to wait until later this month to enjoy the natural area due to a temporary rental freeze following a shift in administration at Penn State Unive More...

Fidget spinners can be proven distraction

The fidget spinner has proven to be one of the fastest growing fads in the past few months, leaving parents scrambling to find them and stores struggling to keep them in stock. More...

State  Free Access 

Late in life, sex assault trial caps Cosby’s legacy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby doesn’t plan to testify when he goes on trial Monday on sexual assault charges, but the rambling, remarkable testimony he gave in the accuser’s lawsuit could still prove pivotal.  More...

Opioid epidemic in state worries many K-9 handlers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derry K-9 Blade was instrumental in sniffing out a large shipment of heroin in a vehicle on Route 22 in September, just as he was trained to do. More...

Teen’s attorney wants case of officer’s death transferred

SCRANTON (AP) — An attorney for one of three teenagers charged in the death of a northeastern Pennsylvania police officer who fell 15 feet while chasing them says county prosecutors should be barred from the case because of social media posts m More...

Local Sports

Matt Baer

Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame:

“I love to compete and the adrenalin you get from it,” said Matt Baer when asked to describe his sports rush. More...

Baysox get walk off win

The Altoona Curve dropped the series finale against the Bowie Baysox 7-6 in eleven innings Sunday afternoon at Prince George’s Stadium.  The Baysox (39-27) walked off against the Curve (30-24) for the second time in three games.  More...

People/Pastimes

Teen makes hair donation

Iris Seguin, 13, daughter of Paula and Tony Seguin, owners of Boxer’s Café, Huntingdon, made plans to donate her long beautiful hair right after school was out for the summer. More...

Juniata Valley Lions hold spelling bee

It was a special evening for sixth graders as the Juniata Valley Lions hosted their 40th annual spelling bee. Lion president Jesse Shriner welcomed the competing students along with their guests for the evening. More...

Area scouts complete project at Putt’s Camp

Members of Boy Scout Troop 31, Duncansville, were camping at Putt’s Camp at Raystown Lake May 20. More...

Hints from Heloise

Some people are always late for everything

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about people who are perpetually late. — Heloise More...

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