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Shavers Creek princess crowned

The crowd erupted in applause Wednesday night at the Juniata Valley Youth League Field as 8-year-old Jocelyn McMahon was crowned as the 2017 Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association Little Princess.  More...

Defendant enters plea before scheduled trial

Just before the start of his two-day trial this morning, Three Springs man charged in a poaching incident involving a state Game Commission officer entered a no contest plea in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Local News

Porter Township supervisors review bid for Trimer Road

Porter Township Supervisors opened and reviewed only one bid for sealcoat work on Trimer Road at their monthly meeting Tuesday evening.  The only bid for the project was submitted by Hammaker East Limited of Fayetteville for $17,191.23.  Su More...

Book sale begins today

Glenn Diehl perused a table of books at a preview night prior to the annual book sale held by the Friends of the Huntingdon County Library at Huntingdon Fiberglass on Washington Street in Huntingdon More...

Hearings waived in central court

Magisterial District Court Judge Richard Wilt waived several theft cases during Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday. Defendants of these cases will be sent to formal arraignment Thursday, Aug. 24.  Waivers  More...

General News

Rat lungworm breakout concerns vacationing family

Dear Doctor: My family is planning a trip to Hawaii in a few months, and we’ve been hearing about a condition called rat lungworm disease. What is it? And is there anything we can do to prevent infection?  More...

News of Yesteryear

Lions Club purchases glasses for needy children

75 Years Ago   At the regular meeting of the Huntingdon Lions Club held last night in the Hotel Penn-Hunt, Lions Club officials announced that the Lions Club had purchased 40 pairs of glasses to be used by needy children in the area. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania Governor sees true fraud, July 5 Gov. Tom Wolf and a growing list of his colleagues around the country know fraud when they see it. More...

Op-Ed

Not in Kansas anymore!

Charlie: After being picked up by the tornado, Dorothy and her dog Toto ended up in Oz. Once she looked around, Dorothy told Toto, “We’re not in Kansas anymore.”  More...

You Should Know

Q: How many fire companies are there in Huntingdon County?  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to MaKenna Faith Reeder, who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Her proud parents are Danny and Chanda Reeder of Mount Union. More...

HCCTC graduates

A ceremony was held recently at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) in Mill Creek to celebrate the students who have completed the nurse aide program. More...

Boy Scout Troop 471, Saxton

Members of Boy Scout Troop 471, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129 of Saxton, attended Camp Seph Mack during the week of June 25-July 1. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Babysitter has other plans

Dear Annie: I recently called a friend to see whether her college-age daughter, “Tiffany,” could baby-sit for my 1 1/2-year-old granddaughter from 6 to 8 p.m. on a Saturday so I could attend a reception at a local club.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Pisces if born before 7:54 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 14, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Commissioners invited to D.C.

The Huntingdon County Commissioners have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take the issues that matter most to county residents and voice those concerns at the White House.  More...

JV board approves software program

Members of the Juniata Valley School Board approved 7-0 for a three-year agreement for a creative cloud software suite that will allow students to use the Adobe line of programs in the district.  Information technology director Joshua Wakefield More...

Ice cream trailer is part of dairy promotion

July is National Ice Cream Month, and the Huntingdon County Dairy Promotion Board is using the designation to promote an industry that’s important to the county’s economy—dairy. More...

State  Free Access 

Human remains found in search for missing men, one victim ID’d

NEW HOPE (AP) — Investigators found the body of one of four missing young men along with other human remains buried on a Pennsylvania farm, and vowed to “bring each and every one of these lost boys home to their families.”  More...

Gov. says he’s optimistic, insists he’s doing ‘right thing’

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

No closings recommended for state-owned colleges

HARRISBURG (AP) — A consulting firm issued a bleak assessment Wednesday of Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system, recommending a series of changes but not dramatic steps such as closing or merging any of its 14 institutions.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 13   Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Querrey knocks out Murray

LONDON (AP) — The first portentous sign of trouble for Andy Murray, surprisingly enough, came right as the twotime Wimbledon champion constructed an ample lead over Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals Wednesday.  More...

ESPY Awards:

Westbrook, Biles named top athletes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night.  More...

Mercury top Dream

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner had her 10th career dunk and scored 28 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 89-84 on Wednesday night.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Top quality products are farmers’ priority

Did you know that cows eat nearly 100 pounds of food each day? That’s equal to about 300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! More...

Local 4-H teens spend week in Klamath Co., OR

Have you ever wanted to take a trip “Out West?” Does the call of the wild from thousands of miles away make your heart skip a beat?  More...

Plant ‘menu gardens’ of favorite foods

If you’re looking for fresh meal ideas, consider planting “menu gardens.” Grow a few of your favorite foods together in pots or raised beds, following a theme — salad-bar fixings, for example, or pizza toppings, or juicing ing More...

School News

Mount Union teen completes space camp

Noah Morgan of Mount Union recently attended Space Camp at the United States Space and Rocket Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  More...

Granddaughter of MU residents named to spring dean’s list

Alexis Green, a rising junior at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), has been named to the dean’s list with a 3.6 grade point average for the semester.  Green is the granddaughter of Willie and Joanetta Green of Mount Union. More...

NASCAR

KENTUCKY

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Truly Truex  Martin Truex Jr. lapped all but eight cars at Kentucky, which brings to mind another driver capable of such domination — Bill Elliott in 1985. The theory going around is that the No. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Kenseth shocker   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves

Where is Matt Kenseth seated next season?  GODSPEAK: Let's go nuts here and say good buddy Dale Earnhardt Jr. creates a Cup Series ride at JR Motorsports.   More...

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