December 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Conservancy acquires Indian Caverns

A transition announced more than 18 months ago has culminated in the official protection of the former Indian Caverns property in Franklin Township for the purposes of bat conservation.  The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy officially announced More...

Audubon members to end year with hike

Before ringing in the new year, members of the Juniata Valley Audubon Society are providing an opportunity to enjoy a Last Day Hike and end the year outdoors.  More...

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News of Yesteryear

Strickler’s ice featured at First Night celebration

75 Years Ago  Only one of the 31 cases of smallpox which broke out last week in the Big Valley area is in Huntingdon County according to Dr. Harry Negley of Alexandria, the county medical officer.  More...

General News

Tightest security ever for New Year’s

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are promising a bigger security detail than ever before in Times Square for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration, which will cap off a year that saw a number of deadly attacks on innocent crowds, including a More...

Trump says East could use some ‘global warming’

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Peacemaker works to stop bloodshed in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — In an alley where a teenager became one of Baltimore’s latest bodies to fall, Erricka Bridgeford whispered prayers and directed smoke from burning sage in a gathering intended to transform spots where people are slain int More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Steeler defense close to team sack record

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Improved coverage in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary has allowed the defense an opportunity to make team history. More...

Bowl Roundup:

TCU comes back to beat Stanford

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kenny Hill passed for two touchdowns, ran for another and even caught one as No. 13 TCU rallied from a big early deficit to beat 15th-ranked Stanford 39-37 in the Alamo Bowl on Thursday night.  More...

Music City Bowl:

Wildcats look to make history in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald and his 20th-ranked Wildcats have a chance to make school history with victory against Kentucky in the Music City Bowl.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Always bring three methods of payment

Dear Heloise: My husband used to work for a company that dealt with credit card loss or theft. More...

Judge confirms union’s petition

A petition filed by Teamsters Local 110 asking the court to confirm an arbitration award regarding the initial arbitration decision was confirmed by Somerset County Judge David Klementik in Huntingdon County Court Thursday.  Klementik denied the More...

PSU fans ready for Fiesta Bowl

With the Fiesta Bowl only one day away, fans from far and wide are preparing to watch the Nittany Lions face off against the Washington Huskies at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. More...

Weather events were minimal in 2017

Weather conditions in 2017 weren’t as eventful in the county they were in other parts of the state and country, but there are some events that stand out in the minds of the National Weather Service.  Richard Grumm, NWS State College Burea More...

State  Free Access 

Prosecutor says terror links not found in shooting

HARRISBURG (AP) — An Egyptian immigrant who wounded a Pennsylvania state trooper and fired at other police officers before being killed has not been connected with any organized terror group or terrorist activity, a prosecutor said Thursday.&nb More...

New state law allows sales of more fireworks

HARRISBURG (AP) — This week is the first big holiday sales season in Pennsylvania under a new state law that allows residents to buy and use the full line of fireworks that comply with federal requirements for consumers.  More...

People urged to help most vulnerable during deep freeze

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Dangerously cold temperatures and significant snowfall are setting in across half the country and officials are urging people to assist the homeless and elderly.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 29   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...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Hornets can’t hold lead against Everett

Juniata Valley wrestled tough against visiting Everett Thursday. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kendra Dawn Estep, who turns 10 years old today, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. Her proud parents are Aaron and Natalie Estep of Mount Union. More...

SHCHS Class of 1967 marks 50th reunion

Members of the Southern Huntingdon County High School (SHCHS) Class of 1967 had the opportunity to attend three class reunions this year. The alumni have met once every five years since graduation. More...

Births

Ashley (Harker) and Randy Gaona of Kapolei, Hawaii, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Everly Merritt Gaona, Dec. 16, 2017, at Tripler Army Medical Center 1, Honolulu, Hawaii. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Free gym membership  Before you sign up for a gym, contact your insurance company or the HR representative where you work. Some plans pay for gym memberships. It only takes a minute and could save you money while you get in shape. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Cleaning up son’s financial messes

Dear Annie: A while ago, my husband and I co-signed a car loan for my son. At the time, he was very financially stable. After about 2 1/2 years into the loan, we started getting late notices, as he was in financial difficulty. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Taurus if born before 3:57 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017:  More...

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