March 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

MU leaders vote to seek wall funds

Mount Union Borough is seeking PennDOT grant funds to move forward with the Pennsylvania Avenue wall project and will explore options to secure matching cash for the roughly $2 million in remaining expenses. More...

Coatesville baby sitter court case continued

Due to inclement weather and travel difficulties Wednesday, the child endangerment case of a Coatesville woman was continued to a later central court date by magisterial district judge Rufus Brenneman. Collean M. More...

Local News

Wood supervisors to open bids for water and sewer project

The Wood Township Supervisors learned Wednesday evening that a bid opening for a $1.1 million water and sewer system capital improvement project has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the RW&BT Fire Hall in Robertsdale. More...

Man charged in 2014 assault

A 22-year-old Mount Union man was charged with felony rape charges Wednesday afternoon for events allegedly occurring between May 1, 2014, and August 31, 2014.  Jordan W. More...

Police Log

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General News

Darker, less-processed chocolate should be enjoyed sparingly

Dear Doctor: How should chocolate be processed to preserve its healthful properties? I’ve read that a non-alkalizing process is better than an alkalizing process, but I don’t understand the difference.  More...

Local Sports

Hershey Update

At presstime, three area wrestlers had completed pigtail round bouts at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships in Hershey.  Mount Union senior Andrew Todaro (152) pinned Bradan McIntosh of Western Wayne in 3:46.  Huntingdon junior Ryder More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  Tougher lobbyist disclosure law is a good first step, Feb. 16   You just have to appreciate a good first step in the right direction, even if there’s many miles to go.  More...

You Should Know

Q: What states do not participate in daylight saving time?  More...

Mallard Fillmore

Full Story

Farm-Home-Garden

Honoring 35 years of service

Bruce Horning, senior farm loan officer at the Huntingdon/Blair USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), was recently recognized for 35 years of service. More...

Incorporate dairy into busy schedules

On your mark, get set, go! Spring sports seasons are just about here. More...

Alternate fair queen promotes farm safety

Can you believe that out of the 335,000 workplace fatalities that happen worldwide, over half are involved with agriculture?  Farm Safety is a topic that is rarely discussed and often ignored because, like most accidents, fatal or not, people al More...

Annie's Mailbox

Lacking gratitude

Dear Annie: There are three sisters in my family. Two of us are childless. Our other sister now has seven grandchildren. Every Christmas and birthday, my other childless sister and I send a check to each grandniece and grandnephew. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Sagittarius all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 9, 2018:  More...

Special Sections

Centre Co. man to seek rep. seat

A Halfmoon Township, Centre County resident and business manager at Stone Valley Charter School is hoping he’ll be the next state representative for the 81st Legislative District. More...

DCED secretary to stop in county

State Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin will be touring a Huntingdon County manufacturing facility today as part of the state’s Jobs That Pay Tour. Davin will be touring Curbs Plus Inc. More...

Pride Wing-Off marks 15th anniversary

A local favorite hits a milestone Sunday, March 12, with the 15th annual Huntingdon County PRIDE Wing-Off at the Smithfield Fire Hall. More...

State  Free Access 

Vote in state to test labor’s strength and loyalty

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The fight for the hearts and minds of America’s labor unions is raging in western Pennsylvania, where Joe Biden has suddenly stopped smiling.  In the midst of a speech to boost Democrat Conor Lamb ahead of next week More...

White House bolsters final-days push in special election

GREENSBURG (AP) — Fighting to stave off another special election embarrassment, the White House is strengthening its final-days offensive in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Lawsuit: Pennsylvania is failing its schoolchildren

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania has failed its constitutional duty to provide its students with an adequate education, a long-running lawsuit brought by school districts, parents and activist groups alleged Wednesday before a panel of judges i More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 8   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 

Ichiro rejoins Mariners, want to play to 50

Now that Ichiro Suzuki is back with the Seattle Mariners, he hopes to stick around a while.  “I think everybody hears that I want to play until I’m 50,” he said through a translator. More...

Ryan Braun work out at first base

PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Braun is a work in progress at first base, three Cactus League starts into a transition to try a new position.  The veteran outfielder hasn’t spoken much about his time at first. More...

Boone, Callaway meet first time as NY managers

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Before leading their teams against each other for the first time, the Yankees’ Aaron Boone and the Mets’ Mickey Callaway took time to discuss their new gigs as managers in New York.  More...

People/Pastimes

Celebrating Presidents Day

The third grade students in Renee Houck’s class at Spring Farms Elementary did reports on the president of their choice in honor of Presidents Day. More...

Mount Aloysius launches initiative

Across the country we continue to hear about the often devastating effects of bullying. Social media can amplify the impact and, sadly, the aftermath can even be deadly. More...

How to shake up your dinner routine

If you find yourself stuck in a rut with the same recipes, remember a little change can add a lot of flavor. More...

NASCAR

LAS VEGAS

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Advantage, Harvick  Kevin Harvick has his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Ford dialed into these all-important 1.5-mile NASCAR ovals. He is 2-for-2 the past two weeks and has led 395 of 697 laps run in Cup Series competition this season. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Well said   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves   More...

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