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Area youth enjoy dance opportunity

More than 20 area youth were afforded the opportunity to take part in an immersive dance experience with a renown instructor who got her start in southern Huntingdon County.  More...

District judge hears child abuse cases

Two defendants charged with child endangerment waived their right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and a separate child assault case heard testimonies from responding officers in Huntingdon County Central Court. More...

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Local News

HCC programs conclude Friday

The Uptown Playground program conducted by Huntingdon Community Center (HCC) at George N. More...

Shade Gap Little Princess crowned

Sadie Plank, 7, was named 2017 Shade Gap Little Princess during a pageant Wednesday night as part of the Shade Gap Picnic. More...

Police Log

Hit-and-run   More...

General News

When to get tested for tuberculosis

Dear Doctor: So many people are required to undergo tuberculosis screening even though they don’t know anyone with TB and have no symptoms. Just how contagious is tuberculosis?  More...

News of Yesteryear

Nine local men sent for induction into military

75 Years Ago  The War Department was asked today to take over operation of the Berwick plant of the American Car and Foundry Co., one of the nation’s leading tank manufacturers.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Flowers’ homer breaks tie, gives Braves 5-3 win

ATLANTA (AP) — Pinchhitter Tyler Flowers connected for a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves stopped the Dodgers’ nine-game winning streak, topping Los Angeles 5-3 on Wednesday night.  More...

Tampa Bay pitchers shut out Houston offense 3-0

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Austin Pruitt and three relievers combined on a fivehitter and Tampa Bay handed Houston ace Dallas Keuchel his first loss of the season by a score of 3-0.  Logan Morrison hit his 28th home run. More...

Don’t look for many starters in HOF Game

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Don’t look for too many stars on the field Thursday night when the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals kick off the NFL preseason in the Pro Football Hall of Fame game.  Don’t look for many starters, either More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE THE FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ellie Claire and Maelie Ann Traxler, who turn 4 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Their proud parents are Davey and Abby Traxler of Orbisonia. More...

How to save on college housing costs

College is expensive, and the costs are only rising. Scholarships and grants can help mitigate the costs of higher education, but even students who receive such aid could find themselves scrambling for ways to make college more affordable.  More...

Expert advice for university-bound grads

Only 60 percent of college freshmen will graduate within 6 years according to the latest report from the National Center for Educational Statistics. More...

Annie's Mailbox

So many responsibilities, so little time to unwind

Dear Annie: I am overwhelmed by life right now, and I’m hoping you can help. My wife and I have demanding jobs and two small children. We are dedicated to our jobs and to our children, and we excel in our careers and in parenting. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 4, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

New app to aid college search

One of the struggles and stresses of being an upper level high school learner is planning for the years after high school. More...

Leaders seek input to eliminate wards

Mount Union Borough Council is seeking public input on the proposed end to the borough’s ward system and will host a discussion session on the topic at the start of its next monthly meeting.  More...

Local artists to be featured at Art Space

Three Huntingdon residents will soon allow the public to view their varied collection of artwork to the Art Space for an exhibit that will open Friday, Aug. More...

State  Free Access 

Town evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire

HYNDMAN (AP) — Nearly three dozen cars of a freight train carrying hazardous materials careened off the tracks in a small Pennsylvania town Wednesday, igniting fires in some rail cars and a garage and forcing emergency officials to evacuate the More...

Top detailing job: Bringing out the shine in Air Force One

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Jake Benko is accustomed to shining up hot rods, but last week he turned his skills to cleaning and polishing some of the great airplanes of American history.  Benko, 25, owner of Hot Rod’s Detailing in Salisbury Tow More...

Liquor stores to increase prices on 422 items

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s system of state-owned liquor stores said Wednesday it will deploy its new authority to decide what prices to charge by increasing the cost of 422 items at the end of this month.  The Liquor Control Bo More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 3   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...

Local Sports

Erie blanks Curve 2-0

The Altoona Curve were held to just three hits and blanked by the Erie SeaWolves 2-0 Wednesday night PNG Field.  The Curve (56-52) were shut out for the fourth time this season and the second time by Erie (55-54).  More...

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Tussey Mountain won the modified fast pitch 10-9 division with a 12-10 win over the Mount Union Wildcats in the Southern Huntingdon Summer Softball League. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ——— Those stubborn earmarks, July 25 Old habits die hard in Washington, and earmarks, typically tacked on to legislation for purely political reasons, are a Capitol Hill compulsion that’s e More...

Op-Ed

Don’t lie to poor kids about why they’re poor

Work hard and you’ll get ahead — that’s the mantra driven into young people across the country.  But what happens when children born into poverty run face first into the crushing reality that the society they live in really isn More...

What Others are Saying

Improve your diet, plant a fruit tree

One of the simplest ways to improve your family’s diet? Plant a fruit tree. Or plant several.  The last time I was fortunate enough to have a yard, I planted four of them. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Riders compete at Wood Valley Wranglers July shows

Wood Valley Wranglers held their second gaming and pleasure shows of the season. More...

Come see dairy industry at work

Hello, I am Katrina Bliss, 2017-2018 Huntingdon County Dairy Princess. As the summer months come to an end, one spectacular event is still yet to come—the Huntingdon County Fair! More...

Fair queen bids farewell

As fair creeps closer and closer, so does the day I give up my crown. Throughout this journey, I have learned a lot, met quite a few people and had the time of my life.  More...

NASCAR

POCONO

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Monkey released  Kyle Busch finally got the monkey off his back and put the brakes on a 36-race losing streak by winning Pocono Sunday. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Playoff points   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves   More...

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