September 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders receive bridge invoices

The Huntingdon County Commissioners announced at their weekly meeting Tuesday they received the invoice from PennDOT for fixing four county bridges in 2016.  More...

Smithfield supervisors approve bids, repairs

Several bids and repairs were approved during Tuesday’s monthly Smithfield Township meeting, including the approval of a mobile home park within the township.  More...

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Local News

West Township Supervisors discuss mail delivery issue

West Township Supervisors, as well as the postmaster for Alexandria and Petersburg, agreed to do further research into an issue that prompted mail not to be delivered on roads in the township recently at the monthly meeting Tuesday evening.  More...

Police investigate animal cruelty case

State police at Huntingdon are investigating an animal cruelty case that occurred in Mapleton Borough Sept. More...

Police Log

Harassment   WALKER TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a Huntingdon woman pushed an Orbisonia woman and grabbed her during a verbal altercation at 3:30 p.m. Monday.  Burglary   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

One of county’s prominent physician dies

75 Years Ago  Dr. H.G. Horton, 55, Saltillo, one of Huntingdon County’s widely known physicians, died in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital early this Wednesday morning.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 6   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

History researchers solve old photograph mystery

Moses separated the waters and the good Lord walked on them. More...

Old-Time Photo

Here’s another mystery photo for the readers to identify. Is it a scene of Six Mile Run (Coaldale Borough) on the Broad Top Coal Field? Possibly! Contact Ron Morgan if you can be of help. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ramirez, Jackson homer to power Indians victory

CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Ramirez hit two more homers, Austin Jackson also connected and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 9-4 on Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory, the longest run by a major league team this season. More...

D-Backs beat slumping Dodgers for 12th straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Drury hit a grounder to third base that scored the go-ahead runs when Justin Turner’s throw home got away, and Arizona beat slumping Los Angeles 3-1 to equal a franchise record with its 12th straight victory.&nb More...

WNBA playoffs set to get started tonight

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA playoffs start Wednesday with two single-elimination games in the first round.  Washington hosts Dallas, while Seattle visits Phoenix. More...

Senior Spotlight

Intergenerational cooperation in every way

On one side of the scale, we have baby boomers approaching the end of their working lives, with lots of free time and few commitments. More...

With mentoring, everyone’s a winner

Seasoned workers and professionals have a lifetime of experience and knowledge that has great value, and they know the time has come to transfer it to another generation. More...

Baby boomers and nostalgia

Many seniors living in the West have one thing in common: nostalgia. Let’s look a little closer at this social phenomenon.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSOPCE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Juries selected for three cases

Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic selected three juries Tuesday to hear a sexual assault and two drug possession cases as they move to trial later this month.  “Around 40 percent of you asked for excusals today,” said Za More...

Insurance agency has new owner

As of Sept. 1, folks insured with Carriage House Insurance are now customers of Central Insurers Group Inc.  The retail insurance agency owned by Mutual Benefit Group (MBG) since 1997 closed its doors on Washington Street, Huntingdon, Friday. More...

Cellist to perform free public concerts

A series of free concerts in Huntingdon Thursday, Sept. 7, will be a banquet for the senses.  More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf: Pennsylvanians will ‘get hurt’ if budget isn’t funded

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf warned Tuesday that Pennsylvanians will “get hurt” if state lawmakers do not pass a revenue package to balance a nearly $32 billion budget bill they approved more than two months ago. More...

Mosque can be built after lawsuit settled

BENSALEM (AP) — Federal officials say their discrimination lawsuit against a Pennsylvania township over construction of a long-delayed mosque has been settled and the project can now move forward.  More...

Penn State tells court it may sue Sandusky-founded charity

Penn State indicated in a new court document that it may sue the charity founded by exassistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, whose 2011 arrest on child molestation charges destroyed the charity and has cost the university more than $200 million.&nb More...

Business News

Kish Bank vice president promoted to senior position

Kish Bank has announced the promotion of Doug Baxter, vice president and accounting and controls manager, to senior vice president.  More...

Samsung gives stylus some style

NEW YORK (AP) — A stylus might seem, well, out of style in the tap-and-type world of smartphones. More...

Lego looks wobbly after building itself high

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — For Lego, it’s time to break down the blocks and start again. More...

Local Sports

High School Volleyball:

Trojans sweep past Blue Pirates in opener

The Mount Union volleyball team opened its season Tuesday night at Williamsburg. The Trojans passed the ball very well and spread the scoring around, sweeping Williamsburg in an Inter-County Conference North matchup. More...

Bellwood-Antis rallies to handle Hornets 3-2

Juniata Valley’s girls’ volleyball team was right on the cusp of opening the 2017 season as well as its Inter-County Conference North Division schedule with a victory on Bellwood-Antis’ floor Tuesday evening. More...

High School Field Hockey Preview:

Bearcats have 13 letter winners

The Huntingdon field hockey program had suffered some hardships over the past few years. The Bearcats scored just one goal in an 0-11 2016 campaign.  There is legitimate cause for hope as the 2017 season approaches.  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Nicholas-Fouse

Melinda “Mindy” Fouse of Huntingdon and Mark Nicholas of Irwin were united in marriage Sept. 10, 2016, at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. The Rev. Suzanne Morelli presided over the 3 p.m. wedding ceremony. More...

Mount Union Art Guild to meet

The Mount Union Art Guild will resume meetings at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Bricktown Senior Center, located at 18th and Washington streets, Mount Union.  Meetings will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY to Gracelynn Raffensberger, who celebrates today, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. She is the daughter of Preston and Jessica Raffensberger of Huntingdon. Gracelynn is the little sister of Chayce. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Uncomfortable with opposite-sex nurse

Dear Annie: I would like your opinion on a very distressing problem that I — along with a lot of other females, I’m sure — have. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Sparking some ceativity in the kitchen

Dear Readers: Many of you have written in about reusing gadgets, tools and utensils IN THE KITCHEN and giving them new life. Since I’m a fan of recycling, I thought I’d pass along these hints. — Heloise  LIGHT MY COLANDER  More...

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