July 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

A&W grand opening celebrated

A&W Restaurant owner Marty Brown, far left, spoke to family, customers, staff and local dignitaries during a ribboncutting ceremony Friday morning at the new establishment next to the Sandy Ridge More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Timothy Ivan Morris II  Date of Birth: Dec. More...

Cricket Wireless grand opening celebrated

A new wireless retail store has opened in Huntingdon County.  A grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting celebration was held Friday at Cricket Wireless at the MAT Plaza in Smithfield Townships. More...

Former Huntingdon man charged with felonies

A former Huntingdon resident has been charged with multiple felony counts in Cumberland County including solicitation of explicit photographs from a minor.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 22   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Spieth seizes control of British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course.  He spent Friday morning at his rented house in front of the television, watching players battle a relentless wind at More...

Busch taking aim at double win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis is quickly becoming Kyle Busch’s favorite racing venue.  Ten years ago, he met his future wife, Samantha, at the 2.5-mile oval.  More...

Cards use big inning to cool off Cubs 11-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking tworun double in St. Louis’ ninerun eighth inning, and the Cardinals cooled off the Chicago Cubs with an 11-4 victory on Friday.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Religion News

Iconographer shares art knowledge

Theodoros Papadopoulos has painted images of Christ, the Virgin Mary and angels that cover the walls and ceilings of churches.  Those images are not decorations, he said. Rather, they are a way of “meeting with the divine.”  More...

McConnellstown UMC VBS

McConnellstown United Methodist Church hosted a Minecraft Vacation Bible School where children learned about the Armor Of God through Minecraft with skits, village construction and games. More...

Park would honor 19th-century lawmaker

Members of Congregation B’nai Abraham in Hagerstown are backing the idea of a park across from the synagogue to honor Thomas Kennedy, a Washington County state lawmaker who pushed for the right of Jews to hold public office in the 19th century. More...

Special Sections

Grants manager hired by county

The county’s new grant administrator recently joined the staff at the Huntingdon County Planning Office and is ready to set about the work of securing funds for local municipal projects.  Melody Mason of Cordele, Georgia, is no stranger to More...

Blueprint project needs support to come to fruition

One of the many plans under the Juniata River Blueprint Communities five-year strategy is to create a community tool shed that can be used to help make improvements in Mount Union and Mapleton boroughs, as well as Shirley Township.  More...

Backpack event planned Sunday

Verizon Wireless Zone will be holding a backpack event at the Towne Center Boulevard store in Smithfield Township from 1-4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

World  Free Access 

Hawaii prepares for ‘unlikely’ North Korea missile threat

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea.  More...

General News

Police chief resigns after shooting by officer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911. More...

Endurance athlete oversomes paralysis to race, coach again

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — When Beth Sanden crashed her bike after speeding over a wet, broken patch of asphalt 15 years ago, the elite endurance athlete was left paralyzed. More...

Utah’s crowded Zion National Park may require reservations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It would be a first for a U.S. national park: Requiring reservations to get in. More...

Local Sports

Curve lose late lead, fall to Baysox 5-4

For the second straight night, the Altoona Curve surrendered a lead in the eighth and lost to the Bowie Baysox on a walk-off, 5-4, on Friday night at Prince George’s Stadium.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

McVeytown couple marks 50th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Chris Jr. and Rose (Parsons) Waite of McVeytown, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Saturday, July 22, 2017. They were united in marriage in 1967.  More...

Whitsel descendants hold reunion in Mill Creek

The descendants of Samuel and Bessie (Steele) Whitsel, who once made their home in Mill Creek Hollow, met for their annual reunion July 16 at Captain Jack Lions Park in Mill Creek.  More...

Elco retirees to hold breakfast

There was a much better turnout for the June meeting of the retired and former employees of Elco and everyone enjoyed having the opportunity to meet again.  The group will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sisterly problems

Dear Annie: My conflicts with my sister, “Amy,” began when she crossed boundaries in an incident between our adult children. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 24, 2017:  More...

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