July 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Summer program continues at HCC

The Summer Food Program has proven once again to be successful so far this summer in Huntingdon.  The program is held at the Huntingdon Community Center from noon to 1:15 p.m. More...

Doctor brings palliative care to county

A Huntingdon native is bringing her passion and knowledge about palliative care to the Primary Care Center, a Broad Top Area Medical Center facility, on Bryan Street across from J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital.  More...

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News of Yesteryear

Man found dead after tractor accident

75 Years Ago  A body recovered from the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg today after being sighted from aloft by an army pilot was identified by the airs corps intelligence school officers as that of Capt. More...

Huntingdon County Firemen’s Convention

First-place winners Six Mile Run Volunteer Fire Co., left, faced off against second-place winners Trough Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Three-vehicle crash closes Route 22

Area emergency crews responded to an accident involving three vehicles, one of which was on fire, around 3:30 p.m. Saturday on Route 22 near Martin General Store in Porter Township.  More...

General News

Flash flood kills five children, four adults in Arizona

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) — Adults, teens and children as young as 2 were enjoying a summer afternoon by cooling off in an Arizona creek when the gentle waters turned deadly.  More...

Some residents couldn’t hear alarms in deadly Honolulu blaze

HONOLULU (AP) — As flames raged through a Honolulu high-rise building, killing three people and injuring a dozen others, some residents didn’t even realize a blaze had broken out until they opened their doors or saw firefighters racing to More...

State lawmaker accused of assault

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A state lawmaker has been charged with sexually and physically assaulting a 16-year-old girl last year under the guise of discussing her interest in politics.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bucs rally to beat Cardinals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates closed their series against the St. Louis Cardinals the same way they began it: with a walkoff win. More...

Park wins Women’s US Open

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park gave away the U.S. Women’s Open a year ago with a couple of bad rounds on the weekend. The South Korean didn’t make the same mistake this year. More...

Nationals acquire relievers

CINCINNATI (AP) — Looking to fortify a bullpen that has blown more than a third of its save chances, the Washington Nationals acquired relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Blake Treinen and a pair More...

Senior Spotlight

Helping the elderly live independently

TECHNICAL AIDS

With age, simple tasks that once required very little effort, like bathing or getting dressed, can become rather strenuous. More...

Help at home: personalized care services for seniors

With an aging population whose life expectancy is constantly on the rise, more and more businesses and organizations are offering personalized homecare services to assist senior citizens. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Divulging mental illness in a new relationship

Dear Annie: It’s no secret that there is a stigma when it comes to mental health in today’s society. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 18, 2017: More...

Three Springs fire queen wins county title

The 71st annual Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association Convention culminated in the crowning of Mikara Anderson as the 2017 Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association fire queen Saturday night at the Juniata Valley Youth League Field in Pet More...

Olympian teaches martial arts locally

Members of Nam Jin’s Korean Martial Arts Academy “met their master” Sunday during a training seminar at the Huntingdon Area High School.  Gregory Walker, owner and Kyosa of Nam Jin’s, hosted founder and president of the H More...

Mapleton man to face jurors in assault case

The two-day trial of Peter Brisco McCullough, 61, Mapleton, charged with nine counts of assault, got underway at 9 a.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Vigil held to remember four men found dead

YARDLEY (AP) — Hundreds of family, friends and community members in Pennsylvania gathered for a vigil to remember four missing young men who were killed and their remains buried on a sprawling family farm. More...

Flood topples statue at iconic Fallingwater house

MILL RUN (AP) — An overflowing stream following heavy rain toppled a large bronze statue at architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania, officials said.  More...

Senior softball league helps 90-year-old celebrate birthday

HATFIELD (AP) — On a perfect summer day, some 50 senior softball players gathered on the infield to honor one of their original members on the occasion of his 90th birthday. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 17 AIDS Intervention o The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944- 2982. More...

Local Sports

Mount Union captures crown

Area Five 13-14 Teeners:

The Area five VFW Teener Tournament for the 13-14- year-old age group ended Sunday with just a little unexpected twist.  Mount Union went to State College Saturday for round two of the tournament and won its first game 12-7 over Huntingdon. More...

Huntingdon picks up wins

Area Five 15-16 Teeners:

After a VFW 15-16 yearold Area 5 tournament-opening win against Mount Union, Huntingdon did not play near as well Saturday against visiting Penns Valley. More...

Mount Union tops Bellefonte

The first round of the Area Five VFW Teener Tournament for the 15-16 age group continued Sunday evening when Mount Union hosted Bellefonte. More...

People/Pastimes

How to keep kids engaged over school breaks

Children in North America will spend, on average, more than 900 hours attending school in a given year. The average school year in the United States lasts 1,016 hours, the equivalent of 42 continuous days. More...

Keep in touch with children while at summer camp

Summer camp is an exciting way for children to spend their extended vacations from the classroom. Camps cater to various interests, including sports, crafts and even technological hobbies.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Recycle to help environment

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about recycling:  More...

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