October 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

MU council size focus of meeting

Mount Union Borough Council again examined the possibility of reducing council size and eliminating the borough’s ward system, with the six of the nine members present for Wednesday’s meeting noting size is the more pressing of the two is More...

MU history celebrated at Canal Era Day

The Mount Union Area History Society will host its annual Canal Era Day Saturday, a celebration the society describes as a gesture of thanks to the community for its continuous support.  More...

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Area briefs

Hoss’s, community raise money for victims of hurricane   More...

HOME rehabilitation grant received in Broad Top Township

Broad Top Township is scheduled to receive a $350,000 HOME rehabilitation project grant, it was announced during the municipality’s monthly meeting Tuesday evening in the township building in Defiance.  The session was attended by supervis More...

Police Log

Theft   CLAY TWP. — State police at Huntingdon investigated a theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle at 7767 Luciana Bottom Road at 4 a.m. Sept. 25. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Volunteer firefighters to receive funds

75 Years Ago Mount Union citizens are searching the town for all available scrap metal, rubber and other materials to contribute to the Mount Union Salvage Committee for conversion into materials for the war effort. More...

Moderate intake of pickled vegetables to avoid potential health risks

Dear Doctor: A lot of my friends are talking about pickles these days because they’re a way to get probiotics into your diet. But I read that pickled foods are associated with higher rates of cancer. Are pickles good or bad for you? More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Blues beat Pens in OT, Flyers win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo beat Matt Murray 1:15 into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.  More...

Diamondbacks triple four times in win over Rockies

PHOENIX (AP) — Three bags, four times.  And you wouldn’t believe who got in on all the fun for the Arizona Diamondbacks.  More...

Fowles leads Lynx over Sparks for WNBA title

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx are no strangers to celebration. Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and a proud core have danced in the confetti and bathed in bubbly four times now.  Boring? Hardly. More...

People/Pastimes

Reduce kids’ risk of getting colds at school

School-aged kids who catch colds or the flu from their classmates can quickly spread those colds to their family members, who then might spread the colds further when they go to work. More...

McCall descendants gather for reunion

This year the McCall reunion was held July 30 at Whipple Dam State Park. The descendants of Thomas Milton and Ada Zillah Bigelow McCall met at noon for the annual reunion.  The prayer was given by the Rev. Jim Yoder. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

PSU Extension Dairy Team to offer agritourism workshop

Agritourism is a growing industry and an opportunity for producers in the state to educate the general public while perhaps increasing their bottom line.  More...

Plat book useful tool for hunters

Every year millions of hunters wait for the opening day of deer season. For some, this may be bow, flintlock or rifle season, but we all wait with the same anticipation. More...

4-H Club News

Club members reorganize

Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club leader Jodi Cresswell taught beef education to members during their first meeting of the new membership year Oct. 1. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Business cards in today’s world

Dear Annie: While clearing out my desk and bookshelf for some late spring cleaning, I came across a few business cards from folks I, at one time, thought I would definitely need or want to stay in contact with. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Aries if born before 7:15 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Oct. 6, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Outfitted for service

Huntingdon County Sheriff’s Office adds new vehicles

The Huntingdon County Sheriff’s Office has received two much-needed vehicles, greatly adding to the efficiency and safety of the department.  More...

‘Winter Wonderland’ gala planned

‘Tis the season for the annual gala hosted by the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, which will offer guests a “Winter Wonderland” Saturday, Nov. More...

Heritage Days events kick off this weekend

The annual Coal Miners Heritage Days kicks off this Columbus Day weekend, Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8, at Robertsdale with several activities to be held at the nonprofit Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum. More...

State  Free Access 

Gov. blasts House GOP, says he’ll borrow to patch deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Med-Fast paying $2.7 million to settle claims

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pharmacy chain has agreed to pay nearly $2.7 million to settle federal claims that it illegally recycled unused nursing home medications and overcharged government insurance programs for diabetic test strips, federal prosecu More...

Congressional map lawsuit may be too late for 2018 elections

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge said Wednesday his court was unlikely to decide a civil case challenging the constitutionality of the state’s congressional district maps in time to affect next year’s elections.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 5   Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Huntingdon (6-0, 4-0 ML) at Bald Eagle (3-3, 2-2 ML), 7 p.m.  More...

Southern Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Tussey Mountain (0-6) at Southern Huntingdon (5-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review Game: Two punt returns for touchdowns helped Southern Huntingdon win at West Branch 39-20 last week  More...

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Tussey Mountain (0-6) at Southern Huntingdon (5-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review: Moshannon Valley pulled away to beat Tussey Mountain 50-34 last week.  More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: Disability cases take too long, Sept. 26 Deciding whether a person is eligible for Social Security disability payments is time consuming, sometimes complex, and requires no small amount of documentation. More...

What Others Are Saying

If you don’t have good health care, neither should your rep

Want good quality, lower-cost health care for your family. And — what the heck, let’s think big here — for every man, woman and child in our society? Here’s how we can finally get Congress to pass such a program. More...

Op-Ed

Your local newspaper: The real deal

While no one should ever say “I know it’s real because I saw it on the internet,” everyone should be able to say, “I know it’s real. More...

NASCAR

DOVER

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Dearly departed  They gave their best shot, but Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon, Kasey Kahne and Kurt Busch are out of the NASCAR playoffs, based on their finishes at Dover. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Chasing victory   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves

Does that eventual Chase Elliott win come before the year ends? GODSPEAK: Yes, for his sanity and the emotions of his fan base, I think Chase pulls one out. KEN’S CALL: No. More...

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