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Homestead shift to be slow locally

Though the majority of people in the state voted in favor of the Homestead Exclusion Agreement Tuesday, there will likely not be any changes locally in the near future.  More...

Mayor seeks collaboration to beautify Huntingdon Borough

Keeping Huntingdon Borough looking its best takes many hands working together and to ensure maintenance of the communities many beautification projects, a new adoption program has been launched.  Mayor Dee Dee Brown is seeking individuals, group More...

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Local News

Judge moves drug case to higher court

Only one preliminary hearing was held in central court Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Richard Wilt.  The case of James V. More...

Woman waives hearing in trooper assault case

A Three Springs woman charged with aggravated assault of a Pennsylvania state police trooper waived her preliminary hearing Wednesday and will have her case heard by the higher court.  More...

Third robbery suspect waives hearing

The third suspect in a robbery that involved two other juveniles charged as adults appeared in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday and waived his preliminary hearing.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

General election results confirmed

75 Years Ago  The mercury dropped to 19 degrees early this morning, an unusually low temperature for November, according to a report from Professor Paul R. Yoder, of Juniata College’s weather bureau.  More...

Safely increasing protein intake

Dear Doctor: I recently read about a woman who died from a protein overdose. Is it really possible to have too much protein? How much are we supposed to be eating?  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Maple Leafs beat Wild 2-1

TORONTO (AP) — Frederik Andersen made 35 saves to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Wednesday night.  Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau, Connor Carrick and Connor Brown scored for Toronto. More...

Conner, Watson embrace roles

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Terrell Watson has been there. More...

Davis frustrated with handling of injury

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vontae Davis wants to rediscover his Pro Bowl form. Right now, he claims, a lingering groin injury is holding him back.  The Indianapolis Colts appear to have a different opinion about what’s wrong.  More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 28

Members of Boy Scout Troop 28, including, front row, from the left, Elias Powell, Dasan Kristo, Nathaniel McClain; back row, Jake Leydig, Sean McLaughlin, Jacob Smithmyer and Charlie Watson, particip More...

Safety measures for winter drivers

Winter weather causes many people to retreat indoors until the spring thaw. More...

Birthday Greetings

Thursday, Nov. 9   Happy birthday wishes go out to Ben McElwain of Smithfield Township, who is celebrating his birthday today, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Happy birthday, Ben!   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Look who’s here

Dear Annie: I occasionally have lunch with a relative whose company I enjoy. We usually have a nice time, but lately she has been bringing a last-minute guest with her without telling me. More...

NASCAR

TEXAS

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Harvick happens  Kevin Harvick outplayed 1.5-mile oval master Martin Truex Jr. at Texas to earn a spot in the Championship Round. Truex has six wins on those mile-and-a-half tracks this season. “To be able to pass the No. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. One left   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves

Who joins Truex Jr., Kyle and Kevin in the final four? GODSPEAK: I’d like to see Chase win one, but Keselowski’s points cushion will be the deciding factor. More...

Weather week commemorated

County residents already got a taste of wintry weather this week as the National Weather Service is commemorating Winter Weather Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.  More...

MU Boro. Council president resigns

Mount Union’s council president stepped down during Wednesday’s rescheduled meeting which also saw borough leaders take a few more steps toward reducing the number of seats at the table.  Council president Joseph Loner III submitted More...

State  Free Access 

State trooper saves own life with tourniquet

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was shot several times during a traffic stop likely saved his own life by applying a tourniquet to his leg before help arrived, authorities said Wednesday as they released more details of the violent confrontat More...

Democrats see anti-Trump zeal in election wins

HARRISBURG (AP) — With Democrats stoking an anti-Trump furor, Pennsylvania’s election brought good news for the party ahead of a big election in 2018 that will feature contests for governor and U.S. Senate. More...

Shooting, pursuit leaves two dead, officer wounded

WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — A shooting, pursuit and several exchanges of gunfire between a suspect and police officers in Pennsylvania ended with two men dead and a police officer wounded, authorities said.  Officers were called to a Williamsport More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 9   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

Top-seeded Bearcats host Juniata Friday night

After overcoming the effects of a lengthy bus trip for a convincing week 10 win at Warren and having a week off to get itself ready for the postseason, top-seeded Huntingdon (9-1) begins its District Six Class AAA bid tomorrow evening when fourthseed More...

NCAA Field Hockey:

Juniata loses 2-1 in overtime to Kean

The Juniata field hockey team fell 2-1 in overtime at No. More...

Power Points Contest

With the NFL season reaching the halfway point for most teams, it has also passed the mid-point for our readers who participate in the Power Points Contest.  The contest is sponsored locally by Dominos on Moore Street in Huntingdon. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania:  Police mergers a viable option to retain safety, Oct. More...

Want to limit school strikes?

A new school year typically launches with optimism and enthusiasm. Regrettably, those good feelings are substantially tempered in school districts experiencing labor strife. And in those where hard feelings over past standoffs still fester.  More...

GOP tax bill — a tax fairy tale

As most of you know, I’ve been writing about tax reform for several years. Apparently, the Republicans in both the United States Congress and our state legislative bodies have not read them. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County 4-H members recognized for achievements

Over 300 people gathered at the Smithfield Fire Hall Nov. 4 to celebrate the accomplishments of 4-H members in Huntingdon County at the annual banquet.  More...

Fair queen reflects on busy season

It’s hard to believe I’ve been serving as Huntingdon County Fair Queen now for three months. It’s been a busy three months, so let me share some details about my reign so far this year. More...

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