September 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

MBG selected as best place to work

Mutual Benefit Group in Huntingdon has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for 2017.  More...

HCC director honored for 50 years of service

For 50 years, there’s been one consistent name that’s always been associated with the Huntingdon Community Center — Ted Aurand, the center’s director.  In that time, he’s made it his life’s work to be an advoc More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Richard Lynn Dean  Date of Birth: Aug. More...

Musical ‘Nunsense’ to be presented at The Playhouse

What do botulism, dancing nuns and New Jersey all have in common? They’re coming to Huntingdon when The Playhouse at McConnellstown presents the comedic musical “Nunsense,” opening Friday, Sept. 22.  More...

Area brief

MU chorus rehearsals to begin   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 16   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 

Franklin wants more ‘effort plays’

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — James Franklin hopes that of the hours of film his players studied this week to prepare for Georgia State, one play in particular will stick with them. It was made by Kobe Bryant. More...

Steelers, Vikings after legitimacy, 2-0 record

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The memories of last season’s scorching start and inglorious fade remain fresh for the Minnesota Vikings. There’s nothing they can do about it. More...

Royals end Indians’ streak at 22 games

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians can return to clinching their division and playoff preparations. Their historic winning streak is, well, history. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Nathan Ray Boyer, who turns 5 years old today, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. His proud parents are Alan and Heather Boyer of Alexandria. Nathan is the little brother of Nicolas Boyer of Alexandria.  More...

Births

Andrew and Emily Monihen of Mapleton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Vladimir Liam Monihen, Sept. 9, 2017, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Vladimir weighed 7 pounds, 0.7 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Licensed to Wed

Kendall Dwight Carthen, 221 Church St., Huntingdon, and Holly Ann Diehl, also of Huntingdon.  Thad Andrew Fortney, 110 S. Shaver St., Mount Union, and Yolonda Christine Dimoff, also of Mount Union.  Gary Wayne Kreider, P.O. More...

School News

Area student studies sustainable agriculture entrepreneurship

West Virginia University Potomac State College (PSC) now offers a bachelor of applied science degree (BAS) in sustainable agriculture entrepreneurship, simply referred to as SAGE.  More...

Shirleysburg woman named to dean’s list

Danielle Varner, a resident of Shirleysburg, was honored for academic achievement by being named to the dean’s list at Delaware Valley University for the spring 2017 semester.   More...

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Three Tussey Mountain High School graduates who are now pursuing post high school studies were recipients of scholarships presented over the Labor Day weekend by the Saxton-Liberty Alumni Association More...

Annie's Mailbox

Hurt by father’s behavior

Dear Annie: My father was always a good financial provider to our family when I was growing up. Beyond that, he showed us little affection. He is now 69 years old and has had some health issues over the past few years. More...

Special Sections

Man in custody on drug charges

As law enforcement officers were arresting six individuals on drug charges Thursday, a second bust, also in Huntingdon Borough, resulted in the arrest of a suspected heroin dealer. More...

MUASD chief to return to TIU

The superintendent for the Mount Union Area School District has accepted an administrative position at Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11. More...

Portrait of town’s founder to be exhibited

The visage of Huntingdon’s founder will be once again be seen locally with an exhibit of his portrait at the Juniata College Museum of Art. More...

General News

At more US colleges, video gamers get varsity treatment

BOSTON (AP) — In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they’re playing video games.  More...

Boston’s new home run: Marathon held inside Fenway Park

BOSTON (AP) — When marathon runners talk about hitting the wall, they don’t usually mean the Big Green Monster at Fenway Park. More...

Slender Man attacker descended into ‘madness’

WAUKESHA, Wis. More...

Local Sports

Trojans deal Rockets their first loss

Two backyard rivals faced of Friday night in Southern Huntingdon County when the Trojans of Mount Union made the trip to Orbisonia to take on the Rockets. More...

Bearcats stay unbeaten with win at Clearfield

Huntingdon senior Ian Border continued to break records and rack up points during Friday evening’s Mountain League battle at Clearfield. More...

Hornets survive scare from Pirates

Visiting Williamsburg gave Juniata Valley a good scare in the last minutes of Friday’s Inter-Conference game at Simkins Field in Alexandria. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Religion News

Iowa Methodist pastor thinking outside the box

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — With a nose ring and tattooed arms, Elizabeth Bell doesn’t look like your typical pastor.  More...

Christian faith doesn’t just say disasters are God’s retribution

It’s been a time of calamities: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, flooding in South Asia and Africa and a massive earthquake in Mexico have led to widespread devastation around the globe.  More...

Baptist birthday group holds luncheon

The area Birthday Lunch meeting was held at Three Springs Pizza Star II Sept. 13. Gay Fleck took prayer requests and led the group in prayer. So many folks in our area are suffering with cancer and other problems. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Virgo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Sept. 18, 2017: More...

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