August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

SHCSB members hear from public

During their monthly meeting Tuesday night, members of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board heard from members of the public who expressed their support for an assistant softball coach. More...

Art Walk Huntingdon slated for Thursday

If families want to find something fun and educational to do before the start of school next week, Art Walk Huntingdon may be just the ticket, as it is slated to take place from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. More...

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Area brief

H&BT Rails to Trails Advisory Committee to meet   More...

Police Log

Harassment   More...

Saltillo council members seek grant, loan information

Saltillo Borough Council learned during its Aug. 7 meeting the borough might be eligible for grants and loans to help replace its aging water well.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Two killed, 19 others injured in bus crash

75 Years Ago  Injuries to his spine received in a fall from a truck at the Stowe-Fuller Refractories Co. brickyards at Alfarata on Friday evening proved fatal to Ellsworth Miller, 22, of Alexandria on Sunday night in the J.C. More...

Business News

As laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, More...

Real Estate Transfers

Aug. 4, 2017  R. Earl Sauder and Mary Jane Sauder, grantors, to Vernon R. Garman and Joanne M. Garman, property in Springfield Township, $130,000.  Jay E. More...

Local Sports

Curve tops Sea Dogs

Pablo Reyes clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning and the Altoona Curve rolled to a 5-3 win over the Portland Sea Dogs in the road trip opener Tuesday night at Hadlock Field.  The Curve (63-57) stranded 11 Sea Dogs (57-61) baserunners in t More...

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Stanton goes deep again, but Marlins lose 9-4

MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered in his sixth consecutive game to give him a major league-leading 44, but the Miami Marlins fell 9-4 to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. More...

Streaking Red Sox beat Cardinals and Leake 10-4

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts had three hits, Hanley Ramirez, Sandy Leon and Jackie Bradley Jr. all added two RBIs and Boston beat St. Louis 10-4. More...

Sharapova invited to Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova was granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Gemini if born before 12:13 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017:  More...

Status changes for CYS

County department now has provisional license

It was announced at the weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday that the state Department of Health and Human Services has officially issued the county Children and Youth Services a provisional license for six months.  More...

PSSA testing times reduced

Governor Tom Wolf, backed by Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, announced Monday that the length of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests will be reduced. More...

JC plans preventative sexual violence efforts

Leaders of the Juniata-Coalition to End Violence Now (Juniata-CEVN) met to discuss future sexual violence awareness and prevention efforts last week. More...

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Woman claims rodent was baked into sandwich

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chickfil A sandwich: a dead rodent.  Ellen Manfalouti sued in Bucks County Court over the tiny rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun o More...

Living proof: Kayakers embark on 301-mile journey

BUSHKILL (AP) — When Carolyn Choate was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2003, her tumor had already grown the size of a golf ball. More...

Wildlife officials determine bald eagle had lead poisoning

APOLLO (AP) — Pennsylvania wildlife officials say a bald eagle that is suffering from lead poisoning is in guarded condition.  The bird was letting people get close to it on a wildlife trail near Apollo over the weekend. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 16   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Area homes, businesses impacted by ‘Flood of ’36’

Flooding across central Pennsylvania in mid-March of 1936, including Huntingdon County, inflicted extensive damage and hardships for many residents of the region, especially those residing in low lying areas.  More...

Old-Time Photo

Here’s a scene of the Reliance Band of Saxton. The date the photo was taken and its location are unknown. More...

People/Pastimes

New officers installed at American Legion

Members of the William P. American Legion Post 520, Alexandria, held the installation of officers at the post Aug. 13.  The installing officer was Dick Chambers, commander of the 18th District of the American Legion.  More...

Snare descendants gather at Raystown Lake

The 23rd annual Snare family reunion was held Aug. 5 at the Red Bud Pavilion at Seven Points at Raystown Lake. More...

Maintaining a safe school bus stop

School buses are safe modes of transportation for children. Statistics from Transport Canada indicate that transportation by school bus is safer than by passenger car. School buses are large and heavy vehicles that protect riders during collisions. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Co-worker’s talking causes distraction

Dear Annie: I have a coworker who, for many reasons, drives me up the wall. “Lana” is older than I am by at least 35 years and sits across from me at work. This would be fine, except she will not stop talking.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Coleslaw that’s fast, easy

Dear Heloise: You had a recipe for FAST COLESLAW that was easy to make and had a nice taste to it. Having just graduated from college and moved into my first apartment, I have to prepare my own meals, and I’d love to have that recipe. More...

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