October 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Plans in works for ag incubator

A possible new program could soon take advantage of the county’s number one revenue producer in the county — agriculture.  The idea, based on a similar idea called the Field to Fork Agriculture Incubator, which opened last September More...

No quorum reached at special meeting

Huntingdon Borough Council was left with an agenda of uncompleted tasks Monday evening when an insufficient number of voting members turned out for a special meeting.  The special council meeting was advertised for the purpose of discussing the More...

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Local News

State police investigate Henderson Twp. burglary

State police at Huntingdon are investigating an early Monday morning burglary in which 25-30 guns were removed from a Henderson Township business.  More...

Area brief

Juniata Valley students to celebrate Walk to School Day   PORTER TWP. — Juniata Valley School District, Safe Kids Pennsylvania J.C. Blair partners and J.C. More...

General News

Vegas gunman used device to make weapon automatic

The gunman who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas had two “bumpstocks” that could have converted semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic ones, officials said.  The devices have attrac More...

How to differentiate between probiotics and prebiotics

Dear Doctor: What’s the difference between probiotics and prebiotics? More...

News of Yesteryear

Officer captures two suspected burglars

75 Years Ago  President Roosevelt returned shortly after noon today from what the White House calls “a most successful” coast-to-coast tour of the nation’s war-producing might. More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Leah Gumbert and David Diven, both of Reedsville, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Debra Warwood of Shade Gap. She earned a GED in 1998 and is a homemaker.  More...

New astronomy club formed locally

The first meeting of a new astronomy club was held Sept. 19 at the Mount Union Community Library. Those in attendance were able to enjoy a donated Orion®, StarBlast™ II 4.5 EQ No. More...

Legion auxiliary plans fall events

The auxiliary to the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24, Huntingdon, held its monthly meeting Sept. 19 at the post home. More...

School News

Students graduate at South Hills

Commencement ceremonies for summer graduates of South Hills School of Business & Technology in State College were held at the Penn Stater recently.  More...

Special Sections

Taking simple precautions

Local consultant discusses emergency safety measures

As flags are placed at half mast following the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, which took place Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada, people around the nation are once more shaken by the tragedy.  More...

Drug take-back box installed at PSP

In an effort to combat the state’s ongoing opioid epidemic, the governor’s administration has unveiled 65 prescription drug take-back boxes at state police barracks across the commonwealth, including state police at Huntingdon in Walker T More...

Grant will help fill STEM space at JVSD

Juniata Valley School District was recently presented with a grant that will aid in the development of its STEM curriculum.  The district received a grant from the America’s Farmer’s Grow Rural Education Program, sponsored by the Mo More...

State  Free Access 

No action on latest bid to end three-month budget stalemate

HARRISBURG (AP) — Lawmakers returned to the Pennsylvania Capitol amid a three-month-old budget stalemate Monday, but optimism from top Republican lawmakers about an evolving proposal to fill a $2.2 billion revenue gap did not translate into act More...

Liberian accused of war atrocities faces fraud trial in US

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In Liberia’s first civil war he was known as “Jungle Jabbah,” a rebel commander who witnesses said sliced a baby out of a pregnant woman’s stomach, killed civilians and ordered his soldiers to rape yo More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 3   AA Meeting o 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...

Local Sports

H.S. Golf:

Heffelfinger 2nd at sectional; Shoop advances

Monday afternoon at the Summit Country Club in Cresson, the PIAA District 6-AA Sectional Tournament took place with sophomore Trey Heffelfinger carding a 76 to tie for second place on the day with Alex Kiepert of Central Cambria. More...

High School Volleyball:

Trojans top Indians 3-1

It was a very close battle for four sets in Warfordsburg Monday night when Mount Union took on Southern Fulton in an ICC inter-divisional contest. The Trojans won the first set, but the Indians came back to win the second. More...

Bearcats’ Mort makes cut at sectional

The Huntingdon golf team had a ad day at the Summit Country Club in Cresson Monday. More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Sept. 29.  House  More...

Free press more important than ever

Oct. 1 marked the start of National Newspaper Week. More...

I am your American flag

I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag.  More...

Chatter Box

It’s the time of year for changing weather

Isn’t it amazing how much the weather can change in a week?  Two weekends ago, I watched my boys play soccer in the sweltering heat, and this past weekend, we had blankets and coffee to keep warm.  More...

Healthy Living

Physical therapy: a safe alternative for pain management

Nobody should put their health at risk to better manage pain. More...

Advantages to physical therapy to relieve pain

Chronic pain affects people all around the world, greatly impacting sufferers’ quality of life. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, recent reports have indicated more than 1.5 billion people worldwide experience chronic pain. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband and sister do not get along

Dear Annie: I am having issues with my sister, “Sharon.” We are both in our early 50s and have always had a good relationship, but she and my husband, “Rick,” haven’t gotten along in the 26 years I’ve been married. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Pisces if born before 4:42 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017:  More...

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