June 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ag secretary discusses state budget

With just a few weeks before the deadline to pass a state budget, state Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding held a conference call Thursday to express his concerns over the proposed budget passed by the state House.  More...

New building plans reviewed at meeting

Plans for the installation of a prefabricated building at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) were reviewed during the monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission Thursday night. More...

Local News

Governor, senator express concerns over health care bill

U.S.Senator Bob Casey Jr. More...

Defendants headed to state prison

The Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas saw a busy miscellaneous court day Thursday with over 140 defendants scheduled for some type of proceeding. Among those defendants, a handful were sentenced to state prison by President Judge George Zanic. More...

Bass season to kick off Saturday

With the warmer weather and longer days of summer moving in, anglers are geared up for the start of bass season, which kicks off Saturday, June 17, across the commonwealth. More...

General News

Search for fugitive inmates yields $130,000 reward

ATLANTA (AP) — The FBI is adding staff and resources to the search for two inmates sought in the killing of their guards on a prison bus in Georgia, and a sheriff said Thursday the fugitives could be halfway across the country by now.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Police search continues for escaped prisoner

75 Years Ago  Executives of the Huntingdon County Council of Defense and officials of the various local councils of defense in all sections of the county are carefully making plans for the central Pennsylvania dust-to-dawn blackout scheduled for More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon LL all-star teams announced

The Huntingdon Little League has selected its allstars for the upcoming tournaments.  11-12-year-old baseball team: Trenton Cook, Ryan Hack, Josh Hollibaugh, Ryan Marshall, Lantz Miller, Hunter Peck, Vance Palazarri, Briar Ronk, Cole Shehan, Gu More...

Curve bounce back to top Sea Dogs 7-1

The Altoona Curve scored four runs in the fourth inning and beat the Portland Sea Dogs 7-1 Thursday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (35-29) bounced back to win the rubber match against Portland (29-32) and finished the seven-game homest More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon Rotary Club

At the left, Dwight Beall shared a presentation on the history of Raystown Lake at the May 23 meeting of the Huntingdon Rotary Club which took place on a cruise aboard the Princess. More...

Special Occasions

June 16, 2017   Happy birthday wishes go out to Annette Shade of Mapleton, who celebrates a birthday today, Friday, June 16, 2017. Happy birthday, Annette!   More...

School News

Elizabethtown College students named to spring dean’s list

Elizabethtown College announced the names of students whose outstanding academic performances have earned them the recognition of being included on the spring 2017 dean’s list. More...

New Day Charter School students earn diplomas

New Day Charter School held its annual commencement ceremony June 2 at the Pine Glen Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in McVeytown.  Students, families and guests from both the Huntingdon and Mifflintown schools were in attendance.&nbs More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A vacation with education

Dear Heloise: My husband and I have very young children, and we decided years ago to take our children on FAMILY VACATIONS that would educate them as well as provide enjoyment. More...

Special Sections

Owners to sell area warehouse

Just a week after it was announced Huntingdon Business & Industry was awarded a loan to help rehabilitate the former US Sports building on Fairground Road in Smithfield Township, the 142,000-square-foot warehouse and the 14 acres it sits on will More...

Rep. hears issues in Broad Top area

State Rep. Rich Irvin held the last of four scheduled town hall meetings Thursday evening at the RW&BT Fire Hall in Robertsdale. More...

Central PA Rodeo returns to fairgrounds

The Central PA Rodeo is back in town for the 13th year and slated to begin tonight, Friday, June 16, through Sunday, June 18, drawing participation from the surrounding areas and performers from around the country. More...

State  Free Access 

Lawsuit challenges Pennsylvania map of US House districts

HARRISBURG (AP) — The map of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts should be thrown out as an unconstitutional gerrymander that unfairly favors Republicans and violates the rights of Democratic voters, a lawsuit filed Thursday says.&n More...

State agrees to new steps for mentally ill in jails

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania agreed in court Thursday to a second set of steps to try to ensure mentally ill defendants don’t suffer long stays in jail before getting transferred to a treatment unit. More...

Jury deadlocks; judge says keep deliberating

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial told a judge Thursday they’re deadlocked on charges the comedian drugged and molested a woman in 2004, but the judge told them to keep trying to reach a unanimous decisio More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, June 15   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kelly doubles home game-winner for Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Ty Kelly doubled home the only run in the eighth inning of a duel between Philadelphia’s Nick Pivetta and Chris Sale to lead the Phillies over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. More...

College World Series:

Florida’s hopes begin and end on the mound

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan stared at the stats in front of him and picked out the only number he wanted to talk about.  “The theme I keep hearing is about things we can’t do,” he said. More...

Warriors celebrate latest title

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Handy USB port  Most hotel TVs have a USB Port on the back that you can utilize for your own electronic devices. Home TVs have this USB port also.   Overly long showers  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Unhappy with husband’s lack of drive

Dear Annie: My husband takes antidepressants. He suffers from severe anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. If he doesn’t take his pills, he’s tough to be around. He becomes depressed. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aries if born after 1:55 a.m. (ET). Prior to that time, the Moon is in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, June 17, 2017:  More...

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