February 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Wine tasting room to open in county

Wine enthusiasts of Huntingdon County will be able to put their taste buds to the test with the opening of Reklaimed Vines, a family-owned wine tasting room in Smithfield Township. More...

General News

With extraordinary political optics, Winter Olympics begin

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean More...

Jury deliberates in Baltimore police corruption case

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jurors started deliberating Thursday in a case involving one of the worst U.S. More...

Suspect in scholar kidnapping asks judge to recuse himself

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a former physics student accused of kidnapping and killing a 26-year-old University of Illinois scholar from China say they want the judge overseeing the death-penalty case to recuse himself, though they don’t s More...

Local Sports

PIAA Class AA Dual Tournament:

’Cats win twice to stay another day

The Huntingdon wrestling team had an outstanding day at the PIAA Class AA Dual Tournament in Hershey’s Giant Center.  More...

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon holds off Central 73-68

Huntingdon had no trouble with Central in their first meeting at Martinsburg just under a month ago. More...

Good start not enough in Tussey loss to Everett

Tussey Mountain faced off against Everett Friday and things looked good after the first quarter. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m. More...

Religion News

Creationist’s speech canceled at university

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma university cancelled a planned speech by the founder of a Kentucky museum dedicated to creationism after the student body president said he got pushback on the event.  More...

The Conversation: Complex history of ‘In God We Trust’

In his address to the National Prayer Breakfast on the morning of Feb. 8, President Donald Trump emphasized the centrality of faith in American life. More...

Special events, services

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Special Sections

Impact of gerrymandering  Free Access 

State Supreme Court decision could affect county

Friday was the deadline for the state General Assembly to redraw the congressional district maps as part of a state Supreme Court decision, now Gov. Tom Wolf has until Thursday, Feb. 15 to approve those maps. More...

DUI law challenge delays court cases

For the past few months, DUI cases going through the Huntingdon County Courthouse have been stayed or dismissed in light of the controversy behind the constitutionality of warrantless blood draws. More...

New director sets goals for shelter

The newly-hired executive director of the Huntingdon County Humane Society looks forward to using her years of administrative and management experience and love for animals to further the goals of the shelter. More...

Furnace preservation ongoing at area camp

One of the best kept secrets of Greene Hills Camp in Porter Township is the historic Barree Forge and Furnace, which dates back to the 1860s, an era known as the iron age and can be found opposite the camp property on Barree Road. More...

Local News

Area brief

JVSD kindergarten registration scheduled

PORTER TWP. — The Juniata Valley School District has announced kindergarten registration will be held for children who will be 5 years of age before Sept. 1, 2018, and reside within the Juniata Valley School District. More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: James Luckadoo  Date of Birth: April 16, 1999  Age: 18  Height: not listed  Weight: not listed  Eye color: not listed  Hair color: not listed  Last known address(es): Mount Union  Wanted for: Failure to a More...

Drug, theft cases adjudicated in criminal court

Various drug and theft related cases were adjudicated last week after defendants entered guilty pleas during criminal court. A majority of the defendants received probation sentences rather than time in confinement. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 10   AA MEETING  . Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  AMATEUR RADIO CLUB  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Calcavecchia leads after 64

BOCA RATON, Fla. More...

Shiffrin set to compete in Pyeonchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — When an athlete succeeds as often as Mikaela Shiffrin does, the slip-ups suddenly seem to get a lot more attention.  More...

Cavs start reboot with win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — LeBron James had a triple-double and Kyle Korver scored a season high 30 points, including four straight 3-pointers to close the third period, as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-107 on Friday night for a succes More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Emily Dawn Ramey, who turns 2 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2017. Her proud parents are Ashley Carper and Jordan Ramey, both of Mill Creek. More...

Huntingdon native receives awards

Matt Hurley, senior vice president of operations, has been awarded the highly regarded General Manager of the Year Award, as well as the Award of Excellence.  More...

Service Personnel News

MUAHS grad earns military promotion

Tyler Duffey, a 2005 graduate of Mount Union Area High School, was promoted to his current rank of Gunnery Sergeant Dec. 1, 2017, and is slated to transfer to Marine Wing Headquarters Squardron-2 Cherry Point, North Carolina, in April 2018.  More...

School News

Huntingdon Area Middle School Honor Roll

Huntingdon Area Middle School principal Travis Lee has announced the second marking period honor rolls for the 2017-2018 school year as follows:  Grade 8  High Honors  More...

Mount Union Area High School Honor Roll

Curt Whitesel, principal of the Mount Union Area High School, has announced the honor rolls for the second marking period of the 2017-18 school year.  Grade 9  Distinguished Honors  More...

Annie's Mailbox

No news is good news

Dear Annie: I’m suffering from what I call vigilance fatigue. The state of our government’s affairs may never have been worse, and I’m trying to stay on top of it all, but it’s exhausting.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Capricorn all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 12, 2018:  More...

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