July 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Area farmers say crops doing well, despite cool, wet spring

While last year’s growing season a dry one, farmers started this growing season with exact opposite conditions and are now starting to see fields flourishing.  More...

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Local News

Drivers pull to benefit kids

The Sick Obsession Chevrolet was one of 50 trucks that pulled in the Showing for Victory — Pulling for Kids with Cancer event Sunday afternoon at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds. More...

Police Log

Found item   MOUNT UNION BORO. — State police at Huntingdon reported a bicycle was found in Mount Union Borough at around 8:15 a.m. June 30. To claim the bicycle, contact state police at Huntingdon at 627-3161.  More...

Huntingdon County Library

Here are a few more titles to check out in our new fiction section. Camino Island by John Grisham. A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Astros deal Yankees 8-1 setback

HOUSTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel finished a triple shy of the cycle, Carlos Correa tied a career-high with four hits and had three RBIs, and Houston beat New York 8-1 for its 14th loss in 19 games. More...

Arrieta and Happ lead Cubs to win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched one-hit ball for seven innings without allowing a stolen base, and Ian Happ homered twice in the ballpark where he played as a college star, leading Chicago past Cincinnati. More...

Kang makes first tour win a major

Women’s PGA Championship:

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Danielle Kang birdied the final hole to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, edging defending champion Brooke Henderson. More...

Senior Spotlight

Love after fifty: am I better off alone or married?

Nearly a third of the almost 85 million baby boomers in Canada and the United States are single, a fact that surprises a lot of people. Then again, this was the generation that democratized living together, separation, and divorce. More...

Boomers watched the world evolve

Today it seems like a ridiculous fantasy, but not so long ago we all thought we’d be flying in our cars by the twenty-first century. Not all of our predictions were so wild and premature, though. More...

Are you afraid of growing old?

Aging: the one fate that no one can escape. Often it is marked by apprehension, a worry that old age means illness, loss of one’s faculties, and independence. And, of course, we worry that aging means, inevitably, death. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Concerned for obese brother’s health

Dear Annie: I am over 70 years old and in failing health. My stepbrother, “Tom,” is 58. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Scorpio. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 4, 2017: More...

Special Sections

Finding revenue is key to budget

State legislators are on a six-hour call to head back to the state Capitol if anything changes in the way of finding revenue to pay for the $32 billion spending plan that was passed with just hours before the July 1 deadline.  State Rep. More...

Creation wraps up without issue

One of the largest annual events to take place in Huntingdon County is in the books for another year as Creation Northeast wrapped up Saturday night and early Sunday morning.  More...

Respect requested during fireworks

Courtesy and respect for others is encouraged as parking lots and public places fill quickly tonight with area residents and visitors waiting to enjoy the annual fireworks display launched from atop Flagpole Hill.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 3   Alexandria Fire Co. o The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon ousts Southern Huntingdon

District 11 Little League — 9-10 All Stars:

A slug fest broke out between Huntingdon and Southern Huntingdon Saturday night in Mount Union in the District 11 Little league 9-10 Tournament. The two teams combined for 41 hits and lead changes happened almost by the inning. More...

SeaWolves handle Curve 7-4

The Altoona Curve lost for the seventh straight day, falling to the Erie SeaWolves 7-4 Sunday night at UPMC Park. The Curve (40-39) have dropped seven straight games for the first time since a seven game skid from July 15-21, 2016. More...

Mount Union tops West Suburban

District 11 Little League — 11-12 All Stars:

Mount Union was on the road in Johnstown Sunday evening in an elimination matchup with West Suburban. More...

People/Pastimes

US flags presented to local recipients

Three United States Flags for indoor use with poles and stands were presented at the annual VFW Auxiliary Department convention June 15 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Pittsburgh. More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Aliyah Smith, who turns 10 years old tomorrow, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Her proud parents are Rick and Stacy Smith of Mill Creek. Aliyah has a brother, Logan. More...

Hints from Heloise

Food looks nothing like picture on box

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about the deceptive photographs on food packaging/drive-thrus: More...

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