June 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Clock tower bids to be readvertised

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved readvertising for bids for the second phase of the clock tower renovations at the courthouse during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  County planning director Mark Colussy said he hopes to advertise for More...

SHCS District budget shows no tax increase

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board met Tuesday evening to approve the final budget for the 2017-2018 school year. With an amount of $17,965,686.50, the budget will not increase taxes for district residents. More...

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Huntingdon’s anniversary honored with art exhibit

Approximately 34 entries have already been submitted for the upcoming exhibit, Latitude, Longitude: Celebrating 250 years of Huntingdon, and more are expected to roll in before the exhibit begins Friday.  The new exhibit begins with an artist re More...

Porter Twp. leaders open River Road paving bids

Porter Township Supervisors awarded a bid for a River Road project during their monthly meeting Tuesday.  Grannas Bros. Stone & Asphalt had the lowest bid for blacktopping a portion of the road at a cost of $116,243.40.  More...

Police Log

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General News

News of Yesteryear

SCI, state police continue search for escaped inmates

75 Years Ago  Summer activity at the Huntingdon playgrounds and community swimming pool gets underway officially this weekend. Many improvements have been made to aid Huntingdon outdoor lovers.  More...

Bail ‘scheme’ keeps poor people jailed for months

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Court officials in a Louisiana community often hold poor people in jail for months just because they can’t afford bail, a federal lawsuit claims.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 7   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  Salvation Army  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Huntingdon’s history and heritage to be celebrated

Happy 250th birthday, Huntingdon! It’s time to celebrate your history and heritage.  More...

Old-Time Photo

Can anyone identify the youngsters in a group posing during a Broad Top City winter? To share names, contact Ron Morgan at 907-1788. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gennett’s four homers power Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Scooter Gennett hit four home runs, matching the major league record, and finished with 10 RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds routed the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 13-1 on Tuesday night.  More...

Mystics down Wings for fifth straight win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points to help the Washington Mystics win their fifth straight with a 101-89 victory over the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night.  Washington led by at least seven points in the fourth quarter More...

Royals snap Astros’ win streak 9-7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 8, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

State’s budget deadline near

In April, the state House of Representatives passed a Republican-designed budget early to allow the Senate ample time to meet the June budget deadline.  House Bill 218 is what many lawmakers considered a good starting point or template to sort o More...

250th parade set to make history

Huntingdon residents will have the chance to see history unfold before their very eyes Friday evening, with what is believed to be the longest parade ever held locally in honor of the town’s 250th anniversary.  The parade will begin uptown More...

Bid awarded for Smithfield levee work

Work may soon begin on the Smithfield Township levee after township supervisors awarded a bid for the levee certification project during their monthly meeting Tuesday.  More...

State  Free Access 

Accuser’s mother bolsters story Cosby drugged, assaulted her

NORRISTOWN (AP) — A woman’s claim that Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at a Los Angeles hotel over two decades ago was bolstered by her mother and a workers’ compensation attorney Tuesday, then quickly undermined by the c More...

Gorilla gives birth with help from doctors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo has given birth to a healthy baby after a difficult labor that required medical techniques typically used for delivering humans.  A keeper noticed 17-yearold Kira had gone into labor on More...

Man convicted of sexually assaulting six underage sisters

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — A man was convicted Tuesday of sexually assaulting six girls in the same family, fathering two children by one of them.  Authorities allege the girls’ parents had “gifted” their oldest daughter to Lee Do More...

Business News

GM shareholders reject proposal to split stock in half

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors shareholders have overwhelmingly turned down an activist shareholder’s plan to split the company’s stock into two classes.  More...

US companies posted record number of open jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers in April advertised the most open jobs in 16 years, yet hiring fell and fewer people quit work. More...

Amazon offers Prime discount to those on government benefits

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers.  The online leader is offering a discount on its pay-bymonth Prime membership for people who receive government assistance.  More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame:

Randy Lucas

Randy Lucas never scored a touchdown; never won a batting title; never made a threepoint field goal.  However, because of his unique contribution to the youth of the Broad Top area, members of the executive board from the Tussey Mountain Region More...

Bearcats play Sharpsville at Punxy

The Huntingdon baseball team will have to travel a little farther when it takes on District 10 championship Sharpsville in a PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal game Thursday.  More...

Three home runs earn Curve 4-3 win

Behind three home runs, the Altoona Curve held off the Harrisburg Senators 4-3 Tuesday night at FNB Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Burger King McLamore Foundation awards scholarships

The Burger King McLamore Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the BURGER KING® brand, announced two local students as recipients of the 2017 Burger King Scholars awards. More...

Boy Scout Troop 4471

Members of Boy Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 4471, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129, Saxton, including, front row, from the left, Elijah Chamberlain, Matthew Hess, Lantz Garlock, Rayd More...

Annie's Mailbox

Taking care of mother doesn’t feel like enough

Dear Annie: I feel torn and guilty that I’m not doing enough to take care of my mom. My stepdad and I are the only ones taking care of my mom, who needs daily assistance. I thank the Lord for my stepdad every day. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Keeping a neat kitchen

Dear Readers: Here are some decluttering hints for the family meeting place in your home — your KITCHEN:  First, go to your cupboards, one at a time, and clear out everything. Wash and dry the shelves. More...

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