August 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bids to be sought for Tussey schools

When the Tussey Mountain School Board meets Monday, Aug. 21, steps will be taken to seek bids for the sale of the Robertsdale and Defiance elementary centers and several modular structures. More...

JC violence prevention efforts discussed

As the 2017-2018 fall semester peaks around the corner, leaders of the Juniata- Coalition to End Violence Now (Juniata-CEVN) recently met to discuss the previous year’s sexual violence awareness and prevention efforts. More...

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Local News

Supervisors to seek loan for project design

Hoping to move ahead with the Cypher area sewer project, the Broad Top Township Supervisors will take out a loan with the M&T Bank of Altoona to finance design work for the project. More...

Police Log

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General News

Researchers to study contamination of US waters

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island and Harvard University professors are collaborating through a new research center to study chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide.  More...

News of Yesteryear

New facilities at Evergreen Farms

75 Years Ago  Forty-seven fourth class school districts in Huntingdon County will share payments totaling $109,640.78, approved today, covering regular August payments of state aid in the support of public schools during the 1941-42 term.  More...

Brain-eating amoeba exceedingly rare

Dear Doctor: We live in Orlando, and last year a teenager here was infected with that brain-eating amoeba. Now we’re reading that it’s in the drinking water in Louisiana. How common is it? Should we be worried about an epidemic?  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Encarnacion homers twice in win over Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion homered twice to help AL Central-leading Cleveland earn its fourth straight victory by beating East-leading Boston 7-3.  More...

Stanton hits 43rd homer, Marlins top Giants 8-3

MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit his team-record 43rd home run, connecting in his fifth straight game and sending the Miami Marlins over the San Francisco Giants 8-3 on Monday night.  Stanton broke the club mark of 42 homers set by Gary More...

Conner dazzles in return

Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie running back James Conner knew extra work was on the way.  And he couldn’t have been more excited.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 12! Happy birthday wishes go out to Allison Elaine Harman, who turns 12 years old today, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Her proud parents are Mike and Noreen Harman of Huntingdon.  More...

Huntingdon Rotary Club

Outgoing Huntingdon Rotary Club president Ilona Ballreich, left, handed over the gavel during the induction of new president Cheryl Shope at the July 11 meeting. More...

School News

Changes made to handbook

Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) is ready to jump into the new school year, but not without implementing a few new policy changes. More...

MUAHS curbs cellphone use

While cellphones are a common place accessory among teens, Mount Union Area Senior High School is cracking down on use to curb distraction.  Starting this year, students are prohibited from using cellphones at the school, with the singular excep More...

Teachers and staff ready for students

Administrators, teachers and staff at Southern Huntingdon County School District (SHCSD) are geared up and ready to welcome students for the new school year on their first day back Wednesday, Aug. 23.  More...

Special Sections

Humidity, rain back in forecast

This week will mark the brief return of humidity as well as the possibility of storms in the forecast in the county.  Tom Kines, meteorologist at Accuweather.com, said humidity has been down overall this summer.  More...

Red-tailed hawk sighted in town

Some residents of Huntingdon Borough got a little bit of excitement Monday afternoon in the form of a red-tailed hawk.  Borough residents spotted the red-tailed hawk in the area of Oneida and 14th streets in the early afternoon and noticed it wa More...

Borough council seats may be up for election

Members of Alexandria Borough Council heard news regarding open council positions in the November general election at their monthly meeting Monday evening.  Borough solicitor Chris Wencker told council members the county elections office does no More...

State  Free Access 

Standardized test changes to lessen test-taking time

HARRISBURG (AP) — Changes to statewide testing of elementary school students that will go into effect this year should shorten the amount of time they spend on those tests by about 20 percent, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday.  More...

Army turns over remains of boys who died at school

CARLISLE (AP) — Two boys who died while attending the government-run Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania about 135 years ago were returned to the Northern Arapaho tribe on Monday for reburial at their Wyoming reservation.  More...

Vietnam War veteran receives medals after a 45-year wait

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Vietnam War veteran has finally received medals for his service after 45 years of waiting.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug.15 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

Editorial

Save the incumbents

Bill: Seems like we can add another word to the phrase “As American as baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet.” We can add to that list complaining about politicians.  More...

Talking about a revolution

It’s long been clear that if we want to avoid catastrophic climate disruption on a scale that threatens human civilization, we need to leave vast amounts of fossil fuels in the ground.  More...

Failing to consider non-tax revenues hurts families, businesses

Right now Gov.Tom Wolf and legislators are desperately scrambling to find substantial, recurring revenue to close out the 2017-2018 state budget. If you’ve been paying attention, you know that this is no easy feat. More...

Chatter Box

School year is quickly approaching

I realized this morning that the start of the school year is less than 10 days away. It’s been a good summer, but it’s gone entirely too fast. Now it’s time to get back to a schedule, soccer practice and early bedtimes.  More...

Healthy Living

Treat kids to lunches that meet all needs

School lunch may seem like a relatively easy concept for parents to master. However, day in and day out, enterprising moms and dads grow anxious over what to put into kids’ lunch boxes or bags. More...

What schools are doing about childhood obesity

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the last 30 years. More...

7 ways to make mornings less hectic

Many families find the rush is on to make it to school and work on time each morning. Feeling rushed in the morning is a recipe for added stress. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Beauty of being a gray-minded person

Dear Annie: I have a gray problem — and not with my hair. I am surrounded by black-and-white-minded friends and family. They have inflexible opinions on every subject. And they all call my grayness fence-sitting. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017:  More...

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