August 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

August begins peak of hurricane season

Those who may want to take a vacation to the beach just before the school year starts may need to look at the tropics.  According to meteorologists, this is peak hurricane season, and there are two systems near the Bahamas worth monitoring at pr More...

Preserving food together helps to preserve family traditions

Harvesting and preserving food is a time honored tradition in rural America and one passed down generation to generation. More...

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Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Shante D. Hamman Banks  Date of Birth: Jan. 15, 1993  Age: 24  Height: 5 feet  Weight: 163 pounds  Eye color: Brown  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): Mount Union  More...

Six more hogs sold at auction

Temperatures hovered in the mid 60s with a light breeze Friday morning as the 4-H and FFA Junior Livestock Sale got underway at 8:58 a.m., two minutes ahead of schedule.  More...

Dairy beef sales strong

While the faces might have changed, the bleachers and benches at the 4-H and FFA Junior Livestock Sale at the Huntingdon County Fair remained full to the very end Friday afternoon, even as thunder rolled and the sky darkened.  Moments after the More...

Local Sports

Curve rally falls short 6-5 against Trenton

The Altoona Curve scored the final four runs but were topped by the Trenton Thunder 6-5 Friday night in opener of a four-game series at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy anniversary

Saxton couple celebrates 60th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Alfred and Beverly Putt of Saxton, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, Aug. 10, 2017. They were honored at a party hosted by their children at the Lake Raystown Resort conference center.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Liam Skylaar Reynolds, who turns 2 years old today, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. His proud parents are Kirk and Jessica Reynolds of Alexandria. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 11! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ashley Paige DeArmitt, who turns 11 years old today, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Her proud parents are Bill and Jennifer DeArmitt of Alexandria. Ashley is the big sister of Hailey DeArmitt. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 14, 2017:  More...

Fair moves into final day

Heavy rains Friday night dampened activities, crowds

Just as the 2017 Junior Livestock Sale was coming to a close at the Huntingdon County Fair just after 5 p.m. More...

Former JV teacher fills principal position

Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) and Huntingdon Area Middle School (HAMS) welcomed a new face to their administration team Aug. 7, but he is no stranger to the local community. More...

General News

Trump: If North Korea attacks US, it ‘will regret it fast’

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. More...

Metallica guitarist’s monster movie posters go on display

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Kirk Hammett may be known best as the guitarist whose deafening solos have come to define the band Metallica. But a new exhibit is showcasing a different side of the rocker, his passion for sci-fi and horror films.  More...

‘Terminator 2’ to hit theaters in 3D soon

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 12   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 

PGA Championship:

Matsuyama catches Kisner at -8

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama never looks satisfied with his shots or his score, no matter how good they look. Perhaps it will take winning a major to change that. More...

Steeler defense sacks Giants six times

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. More...

McCutchen leaves Bucs’ 4-2 victory in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen’s early exit because of a sore left knee took some of the shine off a solid pitching performance by Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon. More...

Religion News

Coalition files brief in monument case

A coalition of nearly two dozen states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is stepping into a dispute in northwestern New Mexico over a Ten Commandments monument.  More...

Local sainthood crew picked for campaign

A diverse group of Christians are taking up the sainthood campaign for the Rev. Augustus Tolton, whose ordination in the late 1880s marked the first time the United States Catholic church brought an African- American priest into its ranks.  More...

Pope Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Eye make-up remover savings  As you know, eye makeup remover can be a bit costly. I started going to my local dollar store and buying a tube of their under eye cream. It never irritates my eyes because it’s made for eyes. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Reaching out and touching nothing

Dear Annie: My husband of 44 years passed away from Alzheimer’s disease six years ago. I was a widow when I met him and had three small children, a son and two daughters. More...

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