December 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

State dog licenses ready for purchase

There may be a few weeks left in 2017, but canine owners are already looking ahead to the new year, as 2018 dog licenses went on sale in the state Dec. More...

Deer rifle season to wrap up Saturday

As deer season winds to a close Saturday and hunters emerge from the woods, the year proved successful in expanding voluntary testing for chronic wasting disease (CWD).  More...

State  Free Access 

Judge ponders reinstated charges in Penn State frat death case

BELLEFONTE (AP) — A prosecutor on Thursday sharply criticized a judge over her handling of the case against former Penn State fraternity members charged in a pledge’s drinking death.  More...

State one of 14 part of lawsuit over smog rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fourteen states and the District of Columbia announced Thursday that they are suing the Trump administration over what they say is a failure to enforce smog standards.  More...

Two die in house fire after trying to save pet

GLEN ROCK (AP) — Authorities say two people died after they apparently reentered a burning home to rescue a pet in south-central Pennsylvania.  A third person is hospitalized with burns to the face and arms. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 8   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lydia Carole Stapleton, who turns 9 years old today, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Her proud parents are Mike and Cass Stapleton of Huntingdon and she is the little sister of Ada Toshiko. More...

How to tame stress and improve health

Stress can affect people of any age. While small amounts of stress may stimulate adrenaline responses and help people power through difficult projects or solve problems, chronic stress can impact the mind and body in harmful ways.  More...

Friends of the Woods

Members of the Friends of the Woods cookie sale committee, from the left, Rae Eubank, Alice Griswold, Terri Krabill, Connie Cannon, Estelle Yelnosky and Laura McCardle, are geared up to offer holiday More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Parents as tax dependents  Check with the IRS or your tax preparer. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Feelings of hatred, disgust for stepson

Dear Annie: I am a 42-yearold man with two teenage sons. I have been married to my second wife for almost a year. She has an 11-year-old son, “Brice.”  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Judge sentences Mill Creek man

A Mill Creek man found guilty of rape, incest and various sexual assault crimes will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars following his sentencing in Huntingdon County Court Thursday.  More...

Santa kicks off Christmas in Saxton

With a hint of Christmas in the air, over 600 Broad Top area residents, young and old alike, turned out Thursday evening in Saxton to usher in the holiday season, witness the lighting of the community Christmas tree and welcome Santa and Mrs. More...

MU voters petition to reduce council size

Over 100 Mount Union residents signed a petition calling for fewer seats on borough council, but several incoming members are asking for a chance to improve attendance before cutting the number the seats at the table.  More...

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Local News

Orbisonia Lions Club holiday decorating contest announced

The Orbisonia Lions Club is encouraging Orbisonia and Rockhill borough residents to show their Christmas spirit and maybe win $100.  The Lions Club is again holding its annual Christmas decorating contest.  More...

Correction

Incorrect information was included in an article from the monthly meeting of the Cromwell Township Supervisors published Dec. More...

Broad Top Township Supervisors approve budget

The Broad Top Township Supervisors acted on a lengthy agenda Tuesday night that included approval of a $3,077,100 budget for the new year, acceptance of a $10,000 check to be used for the municipality’s rail to trail project and heard updates o More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

One county man reports for Dec. draft call

75 Years Ago  The 1943 legislature convening next January in Harrisburg will be asked to reduce by half the registration fee for automobiles because gasoline and tire rationing has sharply reduced pleasure car traffic.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jones’ interception saves Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) — With the season potentially hanging in the balance, Deion Jones leaped high in the air, about as high as he could go.  He reached even higher, snatching the ball away before it could reach the intended target.  More...

Steelers go with Moats to replace Ryan Shazier

PITTSBURGH (AP) — This is not the way Arthur Moats or anybody else wanted the veteran linebacker to get back into the regular rotation for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense.  More...

Mayfield is AP Player of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, becoming the fourth Oklahoma quarterback to win the award since it was established in 1998.  More...

Press Club

Students of pipeline families learn to adjust to SHC

Anyone living in the county in the last few months have undoubtedly noticed that a pipeline is being installed across the county. More...

MUAHS student has satirical take on holidays

As if overnight, twinkle lights have materialized on porches and “that weird pine scent” has reemerged in the local grocery store. More...

Juniata Valley juniors travel to Washington, D.C.

Each grade at Juniata Valley has a special field trip they attend and some are eagerly awaited. For the juniors, their annual trip is one they look forward to.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Basics of ‘travel wear’

Dear Heloise: I have a suggestion for young travelers: Pick out one BASIC COLOR when planning your travel wardrobe, such as gray, black, brown or even navy, and build around that one color. More...

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