December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

HCCTC students greet public at open house

Those thinking about attending Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) got a glimpse of the 13 programs offered there during an open house Wednesday evening.  The open house is usually held in February, but HCCTC executive directo More...

General News

Age-related loss of taste and smell not uncommon

Dear Doctor: Does loss of taste occur naturally with old age, or could it be a symptom of an illness? I’m 89, in pretty good shape with good blood pressure, but seem to be losing my sense of taste.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Robber steals cigarettes from Shade Gap store

75 Years Ago  State police at Huntingdon today are continuing their investigation of the robbery of Art’s Diner near the Smithfield Bridge over the Juniata River along Route 22 early Saturday morning. More...

Local Sports

Border, Martin named to all-state team

Postseason honors continued for a pair of area football players earlier this week.  Huntingdon’s Ian Border was selected as a Class 3A running back, while Mount Union’s Daunte Martin was selected by a Class 2A running back on the Pen More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Rigby scores 20 to lead ’Cats over Eagles 65-51

Huntingdon continued its unbeaten run to start the season with another Mountain League contest. Nick Rigby scored 20 points as the Bearcats downed Tyrone in enemy territory 65-51.  More...

Photo

The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship was held Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Huntingdon Area Middle School gym. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ——— Tip revenue belongs to the workers, Dec. More...

Op-Eds

Cat pajamas and other signs of holiday endtimes

Your cat doesn’t want to wear pajamas. Really.  This shouldn’t be a revelation to anyone who’s ever seen or met a cat. And yet there are now advertisements for cat pajamas. More...

A magical Christmas for all

The magic of Christmas comes in many shapes and forms. I remember the shiny gloss of a purple-and-white J.C. Higgins bicycle at age 8. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Follow tips to ensure food safety

While hosting or attending holiday gatherings and festive dinners during this bustling season, make certain you are informed of safety guidelines for storing and preparing your favorite dairy dishes.  Here are some easy-to-follow tips and sugges More...

4-H Club News

Beef Club Christmas party

The Huntingdon County 4-H Beef Club held its Christmas party at the Holiday Bowl in Mill Creek Dec. 17. More...

Olive, a worthy tree for holiday

How about an olive tree for a holiday tree? I’m not suggesting olive to replace spruces, firs and other conifers that are our traditional holiday trees. More...

Special Sections

CHIP renewed on state level

State Rep. Rich Irvin was a sponsor of legislation that will re-authorize the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that was set to expire Dec. 31 without action.  More...

Mooresville Christmas display open to everyone

Motorists traveling on state Route 305 near Mooresville will see a cheerful glow in the sky this time of year coming from one of the best kept Christmas secrets in Huntingdon County — the light display of Barry and Annette Gibson.  Boastin More...

Local church builds ‘Little Free Pantry’

Those passing through downtown Huntingdon along Penn Street may have noticed an unassuming new structure to the side of St. John’s Episcopal Church, one parishioners are hoping will serve those in need.  More...

Local News

Area brief

ONEIDA TWP. — The Stone Creek Valley Lions Club will hold its monthly hootenanny from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Lions Barn on Cold Springs Road. The Lions kitchen will be open at 4:30 p.m. More...

Wood Township supervisors take steps to preserve history

Proposed plans for the perpetuation of Robertsdale’s coal mining and steam railroading history has taken another step forward thanks to the action of the Wood Township Supervisors. More...

Police Log

Crashes   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 21   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Frisco Bowl:

Louisiana Tech routs SMU 51-3

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A fumble by SMU on the first snap of the game set the tone for Louisiana Tech in a 51-10 victory in the Frisco Bowl on Wednesday night.  More...

Most prospects choose to sign early

The relevance of the traditional National Signing Day in early February may have just taken a major hit.  More...

Wofford upsets North Carolina 79-75

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Fletcher Magee scored 27 points to help Wofford stun No. 5 North Carolina 79-75 on Wednesday night, snapping the reigning national champion’s 23-game home winning streak.  More...

People/Pastimes

Friends of the Woods hold December meeting

Friends of the Woods, auxiliary to the Westminster Woods retirement community, met Dec. 7 to hold their bi-monthly business meeting and luncheon. More...

How to cut back on holiday waste

The holiday season is a joyful time of year. But the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day also tend to be very wasteful. The U.S. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A card shower is being held for Sara Lancaster of Shirleysburg, who will celebrate her 85th birthday Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

School News

Warriors Mark student named to president’s list

Erin Kilian, a sophomore humanities major of Warriors Mark, was among approximately 540 Bob Jones University students named to the fall 2017 president’s list.  The president’s list recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade More...

Local students among graduates of Allegany College of Maryland

Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) graduated 174 students at fall commencement exercises on the Cumberland campus. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Father’s new vegan lifestyle changes bond with daughter

Dear Annie: Last weekend, I got a text from my dad that said: “I’m going vegan LOL.” (Yes, he says “LOL.” He’s hip like that.) I laughed and brushed it aside, but during dinner last night, he and my stepmom told me More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 22, 2017:  More...

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