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MU leaders consider smaller council

Following recent difficulties in mustering a quorum to take action during monthly meetings, Mount Union Borough Council has instructed its solicitor to collect information on how to reduce the number of seats from nine to seven and, possibly, abandon More...

Today’s storms lead to pleasant weekend

Accuweather.com meteorologist Brian Edwards said the area could receive an inch of rain or more by the end of today, as widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected as a system passes through the area.  “It’s going to be a fairl More...

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Local News

Liberty Twp. leaders prepare for road improvement project

The Liberty Township Supervisors have launched preparations for a road improvement project on Spring Street in Stonerstown which will provide Tussey Mountain School District buses access to the back part of the Saxton-Liberty Elementary School.  More...

Police Log

Theft   PORTER TWP. — A 77-year-old man reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone removed off-road diesel from his property at 9074 Runks Road between 5 p.m. July 3 and noon July 4.  More...

Valley REC golf tourney benefits two local infants

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (VREC) employees and friends of the co-op spent a day on the links at Huntingdon Country Club Thursday to raise money for two local infants with congenital heart conditions. More...

General News

Young turtles returning home to Louisiana barrier island

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Twenty-one 11-month-old turtles are being returned to the Louisiana barrier island where their mothers laid the eggs from which they hatched.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Local young men called to service

75 Years Ago  The Civil Air Patrol was preparing today to open a courier service between Pennsylvania’s booming industries for speedy movement of personnel, supplies and material, it was announced today in Harrisburg.  More...

Protecting your eyes during upcoming solar eclipse

Dear Doctor: What kind of eye protection should be worn during a solar eclipse? I live in a part of Nebraska where the upcoming eclipse on Aug. 21 will be total.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rangers end Red Sox winning streak

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Cashner held a hot Boston lineup hitless into the sixth inning, Rougned Odor hit an early two-run homer and Texas ended the longest winning streak in the majors at six games with a rain-delayed 8-2 victory over th More...

Happ single leads Cubs to 7-3 win

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Jay connected for his third career pinch-hit homer and Ian Happ hit a tiebreaking, two-run single an inning later, helping the Chicago Cubs rally for a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday.  More...

Griner’s 30 points help Mercury beat Mystics

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 30 points for her third 30-plus game of the season and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 88-80 on Wednesday night.  Griner also had 14 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. More...

People/Pastimes

Longtime volunteer honored for service

Geraldine Thomas has been the president of the Shirley Home for the Aged auxiliary for over 30 years.  After the loss of her father and husband within a threemonth span, she was approached by Dorothy Angle and Clem Watkins to help with sewing an More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Aspen Beam, who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, July 6, 2017. His proud parents are Ethan and Chelsie Beam of Alexandria. More...

Locks of Love

Karen Leonard of Huntingdon, left, donated a length of her hair to Locks of Love with assistance from stylist Teri McIntyre at In Style Styling Salon, Huntingdon. More...

School News

Local woman named to spring dean’s list

The dean’s list recognizes grade point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wedding attire confusion

Dear Annie: I recently attended the wedding of a college friend of mine. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 1:45 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 7, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Congressman offers to assist

In an effort to ensure local veterans are receiving necessary medical care and coping with an often difficult to navigate system, United States Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson has expressed his willingness to help.  More...

Council member to resign position

Following the receipt of a council member’s resignation, letters of interest are being sought from qualified Huntingdon Borough residents in an effort to fill the newly vacant seat. More...

Safety encouraged for visitors at beaches

To find sand, sunscreen and swimming in the summertime, it’s not necessary to travel to the ocean, as many public areas in Huntingdon County offer opportunities for fun on the beach.  The lack of waves, tides and currents, however, does no More...

State  Free Access 

In front of live audience, Toomey defends health care bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Questions about the U.S. Senate’s health care legislation dominated an appearance by Pennsylvania’s Republican Sen. More...

Budget talks drag into day five of fiscal year

HARRISBURG (AP) — Negotiators were almost finished writing compromise legislation to expand casinostyle gambling in the state, a top senator said Wednesday, as legislative leaders labored in private five days into the fiscal year over how to co More...

Naval officer battles town’s limits on nightly taps ritual

Lawyers for a naval officer who broadcasts taps nightly from speakers outside his home in tribute to the military told a Pennsylvania borough council president to expect legal action if officials don’t stop trying to restrict the practice. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 5   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...

Local Sports

Area Five 13-14 Teener:

Huntingdon gets past Bald Eagle in 8 innings

Huntingdon opened the 13-14 year-old VFW Teener League Area 5 All-Star tournament with strong hitting. Huntingdon scored one run to force extra innings and then beat Bald Eagle Area on the road 13-8 in eight innings.  More...

Mount Union rallies 8-7 over State College

The Area Five VFW Teener League Tournament got under way Wednesday evening. Mount Union opened its 13-14-year-old bid on the road at State College and fell behind early, but rallied back to earn an 8-7 victory in eight innings.  More...

District 11 LL:

Huntingdon 11U stars outlast Hollidaysburg

Huntingdon opened the 11-under Little League All- Star tournament Wednesday at Hollidaysburg. More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 30. House More...

You Should Know

Q: How did fireworks get their name?  More...

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  Let’s put gerrymandering in rearview mirror, June 25   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Area women use crowns to promote agriculture industry

Two young women with extensive backgrounds in agriculture are using their using their newly acquired pageant titles to promote the agriculture industry in any way they can across the county, state and parts of the U.S. More...

Celebrate dairy during National Ice Cream Month

June Dairy Month is over, but if you thought that was the end of the celebration, you’re wrong. Fortunately, July is National Ice Cream Month! More...

Increase garden productivity

The gardener who can do a thorough job of watering with hose in hand is rare indeed.  More...

NASCAR

DAYTONA

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Plated  Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is now certified plate-worthy, as in restrictor-plate-worthy. With two plate wins over his last eight starts, he has joined the list of plate-racing regulars such as Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Junior disappointment   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Is Ricky Stenhouse ready to meet expectations?   More...

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