October 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASD solicitor resigns from post

The Mount Union Area School Board has okayed the resignation of one of the district’s long-serving associates and, per recent discussion, added staff to the high school’s growing virtual academy program.  More...

November general election one week away

With the election exactly one week away, voters need to know what to expect when they head to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. More...

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Local News

Huntingdon man calls for speedy trial

With approximately six weeks until his case reaches the Rule 600 mark, the right to a prompt trial, Vance A. Meyers appeared in criminal miscellaneous court Oct. 26 and demanded his day in court.  More...

Arson case continued in court

Several cases where continued in criminal miscellaneous court Oct. 26, including an arson case from 2016.  Brenda J. Jamison, 60, Saxton, will return to court Thursday, Nov. More...

Police Log

Aggravated assault   THREE SPRINGS BORO. — State police at Huntingdon report that while investigating a noise disturbance Oct. 29, Chelsea Brown of Three Springs physically assaulted a trooper a the scene. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union buys bonds worth $54,000

75 Years Ago  A total of $6,352 of the $13,500 needed for the Huntingdon Community Chest was reported at the first report meeting of the Chest workers held in the social room of the Lutheran Church Wednesday evening.  More...

Follow simple etiquette when encountering service animals

Dear Doctor: Thank you for your column about service dogs and the tasks they perform. I wonder whether you could go a step further and explain the best way for people to respond when they see a working dog? More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Phillies hire Gabe Kapler as manager

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies went outside the organization and perhaps outside the box to get a new manager.  Former major league outfielder Gabe Kapler was hired Monday, completing a search that lasted one month.  More...

Chiefs play some defense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. More...

Elliott’s six-game suspension reinstated

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge cleared the way Monday night for the NFL to enforce a six-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations.  More...

People/Pastimes

TMHS Class of 1967 gathers for 50th reunion

The members of the Tussey Mountain High School Class of 1967 gathered at the Travel Lodge in Bedford Oct. 14, to celebrate their 50 year reunion.  Senior class president, the Rev. More...

Grandson of area residents earn Eagle Scout rank

A member of Reedsville Boy Scout Troop 10, Scout Nevin Kyper of Burnham achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Kyper is the son of Sandy and Robert Roles of Burnham and Scott and Tammy Kyper of Lewistown. More...

Red Hat Hotties

At the left, the members of the Red Hat Hotties recently attended a Halloween costume party Oct. 21. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mom shocked by son’s opinion

Dear Annie: Just the other day, my son, “Ben,” was talking to his stepdad, and he said some hurtful things about me — that I’m all about me, that it’s always my way or the highway. I took that very personally. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Pisces if born before 2:43 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017:  More...

Group designed to present input

Huntingdon County’s proposed active transportation committee needs more individuals interested in providing input into non-motorized transportation options throughout the county. More...

Many enjoy rock-painting project

Some local groups have been working hard to spread smiles and shed a bit of sunshine into lives by simply decorating and hiding stones throughout area parks and at businesses for others to find, enjoy and possibly pass on.  Standing Stones and H More...

Saxton leaders adopt 2018 tentative budget

During a special meeting Monday evening, Saxton Borough Council gave tentative adoption to its 2018 operating budget totaling just shy of $1 million with no planned tax or water rate increases.  Council also agreed to accept two separate bids fr More...

State  Free Access 

State OKs betting online, in airports, at truck stops

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania, the nation’s second-largest commercial casino state, is taking an even deeper plunge into gambling and will allow people to bet online, in airports and at truck stops.  More...

Cancer returned, so woman turned to craft work

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Hope Smith of Millcreek Township attended an art therapy class for cancer patients not long after doctors diagnosed her with a recurrence of breast cancer, which had spread to her sternum, ribs and lymph nodes.  More...

Rockefeller Center tree to come from Pennsylvania

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The Christmas tree that will decorate New York City’s Rockefeller Center is coming from Pennsylvania.  Officials on Monday announced they selected a Norway spruce from State College to be the 86th tree to adorn t More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 31   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

District Boys’ Soccer

Huntingdon falls 1-0 to top-seeded Bald Eagle Area

Huntingdon fought its way through a quarterfinal match with Tyrone to make the District 6-3A semifinals Monday at Bald Eagle Area. Another Mountain League team stood in the way and Bellefonte got by the Bearcats 1-0.  More...

District Six Girls’ Soccer:

Hollidaysburg ousts Bearcats

Huntingdon took the pitch in enemy territory Monday and went at it with a team that has been a nemesis in recent years. More...

District Six Volleyball:

Golden Tigers knock out Huntingdon 3-1

Hollidaysburg used some strong service run from Alexis Keagy and Eden Taddei to pull away from host Huntingdon down the stretch of the first set during Tuesday evening’s District Six Class AAA semifinal. More...

Editorial

Around The State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ———  State-related universities need state funding, Oct. 17   More...

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Oct. 27. House More...

Op-Ed

Me too. And you. And you.

“Me too.”  I posted those words on Facebook recently, along with what seems like every woman I know. More...

Chatter Box

Local youth fortunate to have college opportunities

It’s been said it’s better to be a college town than a town with a college. I agree town and gown relations are important, but I think the relationship between Juniata College and Huntingdon County is so much more than that.  More...

Healthy Living

Type 2 diabetes in children: a growing epidemic

Although a person’s risk for diabetes increases after the age of 45, it’s not uncommon for children to develop the disease. More...

Don’t lose sight of the risks

Diabetes is a degenerative disease that develops when the body has difficulty producing and supplying the proper amount of insulin. Glucose is the main source of energy for our bodies. More...

Fight obesity, prevent diabetes

World Diabetes Day is the key plank in the international campaign to educate people about the dangers of diabetes. More...

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