June 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

TMSB members approve tax hike

By a roll call vote of 6-2, the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening gave last-minute approval to a $17,095,059 fiscal budget which calls for increases in real estate taxes for Bedford and Huntingdon County property owners of the school distri More...

Commissioners open new tower project bids

Though no decisions were made regarding the second phase of the courthouse clock tower renovations, the Huntingdon County Commissioners opened the second set of bids for the project at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning.  This time, three bids More...

Local News

Judge sentences man to 10-20 years in SCI

A Mount Union man will spend the next 10 to 20 years in a state correctional facility for his involvement in an armed robbery on Pennsylvania Avenue in Mount Union Borough in January. More...

Police Log

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General News

Utah wildfire grows as firefighters battle California blazes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The nation’s largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Water improvement plans have been formalized

75 Years Ago A group of young men from Local Draft Board No. 1, with offices at Mount Union, were inducted into the armed forces recently after successfully passing their physical examination in Altoona. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 28   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.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Columnist visits Flight 93 National Memorial

Part 1   “It was a beautiful September morning with a blue sky … just a normal day”  — Joy Knepp, teacher, Shanksville- Stoneycreek School  More...

Old-Time Photo

Here’s a rare photo of a Broad Top City baseball team, exact location unknown. There is no information on the back of the photo that list the date or the names of the ball players. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

College World Series:

Florida sweeps LSU for first national championship

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Maybe this wasn’t Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan’s best team. It is, however, his first national championship team.  More...

Diamonbacks rally past Cardinals

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Herrmann hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the St. More...

Blockbuster trade is all about direction

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls set a clear direction by trading All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night last week.  The Bulls had plenty of people talking after they traded one of the NBA’s top two-way pl More...

School News

Local students recognized at South Hills

Among those named to the dean’s list for the spring term at South Hills School of Business & Technology in State College were the following students from the Huntingdon area:  From the State College campus:  — Cody Edgerton More...

Alexandria resident named to dean’s list

Natalie Burkey, a resident of Alexandria, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester at Alfred University (AU). She is a senior in the School of Art and Design. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Kids these days

Dear Annie: Maybe I am overly sensitive, but there are so many commercials with children doing things that they really should not be doing, and it makes me wonder about the younger adults who find this cute. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 29, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Bridge to honor fallen trooper

The memory of a young state police trooper killed in the line of duty will be preserved forever through the designation the Million Dollar Bridge in Huntingdon County as the Trooper Landon E. More...

Kish Bank hosts community event

“Pride in place” was at the heart of the third annual reception to honor dedicated local volunteers and organizations hosted by Kish Bank Tuesday night at Brookmere Winery in Belleville.  More...

County’s jobless rate dropped in May

Unemployment for Huntingdon County dropped slightly for May, breaking a trend of rising rates the last few months.  A press release from the state Department of Labor and Industry’s Center for Workforce Information and Analysis Tuesday sho More...

State  Free Access 

Toddler found in pond of relative has died

LEHIGHTON (AP) — A toddler has died a day after being found unresponsive in a relative’s pond in northeastern Pennsylvania.  An autopsy was planned Wednesday on the body of 20-month-old Leo Clements III, of Parryville.  More...

Gambling emerges as hang up in budget talks

HARRISBURG (AP) — Tax-averse Republican lawmakers tasked with fixing Pennsylvania’s biggest cash shortfall since the recession are hitting a rough patch over how much more gambling to legalize. More...

Health system in Pittsburgh hit by worldwide cyberattack

BEAVER (AP) — A Pennsylvania health system was taking steps late Tuesday to restore its computer network after being caught up in a worldwide cyberattack that patients reported forced the postponement of some surgeries.  More...

Business News

County banker completes Stonier graduate school

Karl Barry, chief financial officer, Community State Bank of Orbisonia, recently graduated from the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking in Philadelphia.  “Stonier has given me an unparalleled education from the More...

Technology classes to aid people with using devices

If anyone needs to learn how to use an electronic device, such as a tablet, smartphone or computer, classes will be offered at Western Auto in Huntingdon from 5-7 p.m. beginning Friday, June 30.  Bob Geissinger Jr. More...

Pandora CEO relinquishes title, steps down from board

YORK (AP) — The cofounder and CEO of Pandora, under intensifying competitive pressure from Spotify and Apple Music, has relinquished his position and will step down from the company board as well.  More...

Local Sports

Dist. 11 9-10 LL:

Mount Union stays alive with 15-14 victory

The Mount Union 9-10- year-old all-stars pulled out a late inning elimination-round win over visiting Logan Township on Tuesday evening to stay alive in the in the District 11 Little League Tournament.  More...

Huntingdon falls, 7-5

Huntingdon headed to Hollidaysburg Tuesday for its semifinal game in the 9-10 year-old Little League All- Star tournament. Huntingdon stayed close but came up short on the scoreboard 7-5.  Both teams finished with nine hits. More...

Bowie blanks Altoona

The Altoona Curve were held to just six hits and blanked by the Bowie Baysox, 9-0, on Tuesday night at Prince George’s Stadium.  The Curve (40-34) have dropped four of their last six games and are 1-4 against the Baysox (38-39) this season More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 25 participates in kayak trek

A total of 16 scouts from Boy Scout Troop 25 and four adults recently took to the Juniata River for an overnight kayak trek. More...

Trophies awarded in ‘Rain Gutter Regatta’

Members of Cub Scout Pack 4471, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129 in Saxton, held their annual Rain Gutter Regatta and covered dish meal June 11 at the VFW Field in Saxton.  Eight Cub Scouts and Webelos, along with their parents a More...

Cub Scout Pack 417, Saxton

Members of Cub Scout Pack 471, sponsored by the Captain Phillips Post No. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

‘Angel Biscuits’ are a heavenly treat

Dear Heloise: You had a recipe for something called “ANGEL BISCUITS,” which my mother used to make. Since my future in-laws are coming for dinner, I wanted to impress them with my cooking skills. More...

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