July 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

UGI officials urge public to be aware

A tragedy that killed one UGI employee and injured two others in an explosion in Manor Township near Lancaster Sunday is still under investigation, but company officials urge individuals to be aware of the odor of natural gas.  More...

Car cruise, fireworks highlight Independence Day celebration

A red Ford Super Deluxe was decked out with an American flag and was one of more than 125 vehicles that participated in the 32nd annual Downtown Huntingdon Jerry J. More...

Local News

Concerts on the Quad series continues on Thursday

Performers have been planned and announced for the remainder of the Concerts on the Quad series to be held 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through the month of July. More...

Crash involves motorcycle

A collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle took place just before 2 p.m. July 3 on Route 22 in Smithfield Township near the entrance to Walmart. More...

Five victims transported to hospital

Emergency crews from Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co. responded to a two-vehicle crash and subsequent vehicle fire around 11:30 a.m. More...

Business News

Residential lender appointed at Kish Bank

Kish Bank has announced the appointment of Marsha Kuhns to vice president and residential lender. In her new position, Kuhns will be providing mortgage services to clients throughout the bank’s market. More...

Ford, GM, Hyundai US sales dip

DETROIT (AP) — Ford, General Motors and Hyundai reported U.S. sales drops last month, apparently dragging the industry to its sixth straight month of declining numbers as auto sales slow from last year’s record pace. More...

Real Estate Transfers

June 23, 2017  Sheryl A. Crownover, grantor, Quinton R. Isett and Amanda M. Isett, property in Brady Township, $183,500.  LSF9 Master Participation Trust and Caliber Real Estate Services LLC, grantors, to Barry L. Fisher and Kathy D. More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Columnist shares details of Flight 93 memorial visit

Part 2 “For as long as this memorial stands, we will remember what the men and women aboard the plane did here. We’ll pay tribute to the courage they showed, the sacrifice they made, and the lives they spared. More...

Old-Time Photo

Nearly every sizable town in Huntingdon County had a photographer who operated a business in the community. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Robert Daniel Foster, 247 Front St., Saxton, and Rylee Beth Shaw, 258 Main St., Wood.  Richard Alan Hobble, 10455 Evergreen Road, Huntingdon, and Ashleigh Ellen Michaela Heck, also of Huntingdon.  Clayton James Kalmar, 2714 Chestnut Ridge D More...

Scouts take on river challenge

Members of Boy Scout Troop 28, Huntingdon, took part in their annual “build something you hope floats” challenge on the Juniata River recently.  The scouts and parents traveled back to Corbin’s Island Access after reaching the More...

Huntingdon couple marks 70 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Ralph and Mary Shultz of Huntingdon, who mark their 70th wedding anniversary today, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Spread or dip, your choice

Dear Heloise: Your mother had a recipe for a CHEESE SPREAD whose primary ingredient is cream cheese. Unfortunately, I can’t remember its name. Please reprint it for me and others. More...

Special Sections

WCOs enforce safety on lake

State Fish and Boat Commission waterways conservation officers (WCO) were out in force Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of the annual Operation Dry Water campaign.  “It was a pretty busy weekend,” said WCO Anthony Quarracino. More...

Jurors will hear trials this month

Juries were selected July 3 to hear two trials later this month in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.  Rusty Garlock, 25, Three Springs, will be tried against a jury of seven women and five men, with one alternate man and woman. More...

Grants to fund local projects

A successful local grant program has been relaunched this year to help area residents bring their dreams for revitalization efforts to fruition.  The 2017 Small Projects Big Ideas Grant administered by ReInvision Huntingdon will be awarded thro More...

State  Free Access 

After dismal 2016, shale gas drillers begin to turn corner

Pennsylvania’s moribund drilling industry, which has struggled with persistently low prices and a dearth of infrastructure to get its product to market, is showing signs of life.  More...

Police lawyers seek dismissals in dispatcher’s lawsuit

SCRANTON (AP) — Attorneys for state police are seeking dismissal of most of the claims in a lawsuit filed by a dispatcher who was on duty during a fatal 2014 barracks ambush and who alleges that her supervisor raped her earlier and police offic More...

Health system services restored after cyberattack

MOON TOWNSHIP (AP) — A health network that fell victim to a worldwide cyberattack last week says that all acute, ambulatory and ancillary care services have been restored at its medical neighborhoods and satellite community locations.  Her More...

General News

Maine’s new monument offers chance for rustic adventures

STACYVILLE, Maine (AP) — In a rural corner of Maine that’s so remote even Mainers call it “the willywags,” there’s a new place for camping, hiking and birding. But it comes with a dash of political intrigue.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Entriken Bypass awaiting inspection

75 Years Ago   More...

GOP voters blame Congress for lack of progress

NEW YORK (AP) — In firm control of the federal government, President Donald Trump and his Republican Party have so far failed to deliver on core campaign promises on health care, taxes and infrastructure. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 4   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

District 11 LL:

Huntingdon 9-10 stars ousted by Hollidaysburg

Huntingdon’s run in the District 11 Little League 9-10 year-old all star tournament came to an end Monday in a rematch with Hollidaysburg. Huntingdon dropped a 7-5 decision in the loser’s bracket final. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Mid-Summer Happenings

The essence of a July day is hot and humid weather often accompanied by a late afternoon torrential thunderstorm that provides only a temporary cooling period. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kluber fans 10, but Padres win 1-0

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cory Spangenberg drove in the only run with a groundout, and six San Diego pitchers combined on a five-hitter as the Padres edged the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Tuesday night despite a record-setting outing by All-Star Corey Klub More...

Dodgers edge D-Backs 4-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out 11 to become the first 13-game winner in the majors this season, helping first-place Los Angeles beat Arizona 4-3 in a matchup of the National League& More...

Djokovich, Federer opponents retire

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s first-round match at Wimbledon lasted all of 40 minutes Tuesday. Roger Federer’s, which was next in the All England Club’s main stadium, went 43.  More...

Healthy Living

HYDRATE AND PROTECT for healthy skin this summer

Throughout the year, but even more so during the summer, your skin is vulnerable to environmental stressors like strong winds and ultraviolet rays. Consider these two preventive steps to maintain a healthy complexion all summer long:   More...

EXPIRATION DATES

Does “BEST BEFORE” mean “TOSS AFTER”?

Are you among those who systematically throw away all expired food, even a mere day after the best before date indicated on the package? More...

Seven exercises for a total-body water workout

This summer, turn your family pool into a backyard gym and challenge yourself to a strengthtraining workout that’s both refreshing and easy on the joints. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Aftermath of an attempted assault

Dear Annie: Shortly, I will shower and prepare to spend the day with my ex-boyfriend. “Pat” is 60, and I am 67. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 6, 2017:  More...

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