October 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Paint the Plow’ winners selected

The winning plows have been selected in the PennDOT District 9 “Paint the Plow” contest.  Students from high schools and elementary schools in District 9 were tasked with painting a plow and incorporating the theme “Ice and Sn More...

Mount Union parades planned for Thursday

From the frightening to the fanciful, mummers and floats of all variety will take to the streets in Mount Union Thursday for the annual Halloween parade and pet parade, both presented by the Mount Union Volunteer Fire Co.  The Halloween parade w More...

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Local News

TED fellow, author to speak at JC during book tour

Michael Twitty will give a free, public lecture on the history of the south, based on his most recent book, “The Cooking Gene,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. The event will take place in Alumni Hall, Brumbaugh Academic Center.  More...

State police, BBBS programs to collaborate

A newly announced pilot program through the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is looking to make a “big” impact on the community within the next few years.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Oil space heater explosion results in $100 in damage

75 Years Ago   One hundred and thirty enthusiastic Community Chest workers attended the kick-off dinner in the social room of the Presbyterian Church last night and heard Professor H.H. More...

Business News

Northwest Bancshares third quarter earnings announced

Northwest Bancshares Inc. announced net income for the quarter ended Sept. 30 of $23.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share. More...

Grand reopening celebrated

Mike Yoder and Suzan McClure, owners of the Sears Hometown Store in the Huntingdon Plaza in Smithfield Township, celebrated a grand reopening Oct. More...

New hires join F&M Trust

F&M Trust announces the following new hires: Joe Maxwell, CFA, was hired as vice president, investment and trust services relationship manager. More...

Local Sports

District Six Soccer Playoffs:

Both Bearcat teams are seeded fourth

It’s playoff time for the Huntingdon soccer teams. More...

Girls’ Soccer:

Titans end season with loss to Indians

Tussey Mountain wrapped up the season at Southern Fulton Tuesday. More...

Women’s Volleyball:

Juniata gets past No. 6 Carnegie Mellon in five

The Juniata College women’s volleyball team narrowly edged No. 6 Carnegie Mellon 3-2 (25-18, 21-25, 29-31, 25-21, 15-10) Tuesday evening at Skibo Gymnasium. More...

People/Pastimes

Shirley Township Elementary School

Shirley Township Elementary School students, including, kneeling, front, Ronald Brown, second grade; back row, from the left, Aiden Covert, sixth grade, Abigail Zook, fifth grade, Vada Banks, third g More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Gage Daniel Reeder, who turns 9 years old today, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. His proud parents are Danny and Chanda Reeder of Mount Union. More...

TOPS members enjoy busy summer season

The month of July started off with the election of new officers for TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly.” The new leader is June Mills, co-leader Jodi Booher, treasurer Rickey Himes and the secretary is Sue Flasher. More...

Annie's Mailbox

New dog wants undivided attention

Dear Annie: My husband and I have had a cat for two years, and it is amazing how close we are to that little furry animal. He is a Persian longhair and full of love. He purrs whenever he is held or sits in your lap. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Soft sell or a crisp retort

Dear Readers: Apparently the debate between CRISP VERSUS SOFT COOKIES continues! — Heloise  More...

Special Sections

Leaders discuss CDBG contract

The Huntingdon County Commissioners, during their weekly meeting Tuesday, approved an addendum to a contract from the Huntingdon County Planning Department regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the Blair Field parking lot p More...

Women honored for contributions

Three local women aiming to make a difference within the community through the business world have been recognized in October’s edition of Women in Business. More...

Students to learn from Toys R Us experts

Turning to their own favorite pastimes for inspiration, a group of Mount Union area students is trying its hand at toy design and will travel to New Jersey this week to seek input from marketing experts with one of the world’s largest toy retai More...

State  Free Access 

Senate eyes House budget plan that’s short of what it wanted

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature on Monday began what could be a long week as lawmakers worked again to try to end a four-month budget standoff with big borrowing and gambling expansion packages to backfi More...

Two consultants for US rep. charged in campaign probe

Two political consultants were charged Tuesday in a widening campaign finance probe involving the 2012 reelection of Philadelphia’s most powerful congressman, Democrat Bob Brady.  More...

Former Philly DA gets five-year term for bribe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former District Attorney Seth Williams, a career prosecutor who chased down municipal corruption but whose tenure as Philadelphia’s first black DA was mired in a corruption scandal, was sentenced Tuesday to five years More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 25   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

Columnist looks back at ‘75 years ago’ news

If you’ve been following the “Old News” column, you’ve discovered that I occasionally reference “75 Years Ago” items to World War II and its connections locally. More...

Old-Time Photo

Here’s a photo of the old Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain roundhouse which stood along the 700 block of Saxton’s Main Street (present day state Route 913). More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

World Series:

Kershaw, Dodgers win steamy opener 3-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No sweat, Clayton Kershaw.  Changing jerseys to beat the 103-degree heat, the Dodgers ace with a checkered playoff history delivered a signature performance, pitching Los Angeles past the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night More...

Tomlin: Bryant not available via trade

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin has a message for wide receiver Martavis Bryant: get comfortable.  More...

Lynch’s suspension appeal denied

ALAMEDA, Calif. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017:  More...

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