April 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Comcast Cares Day slated for Saturday

For the 17th year, Comcast employees, along with other community volunteers, will be aiding the Huntingdon Community Center (HCC) for the annual Comcast Cares Day event.  Volunteers will be helping with projects at Detwiler Memorial Field and at More...

Local News

Area brief

Boating safety class to be offered   MARKLESBURG — A boating safety class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Marklesburg Fire Hall. More...

Emergency crews respond to porch fire

Emergency crews from Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue were dispatched to reports of a fire on the second-floor porch of a residence at 1021 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. More...

Man faces DUI charges in court

Magisterial district judge Rufus Brenneman had a light morning of central court Wednesday, having only one preliminary hearing with all other cases being waived or continued.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 20   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Morton, Altuve lead Astros to win

SEATTLE (AP) — Charlie Morton pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Jose Altuve had a three-run double and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Thursday after Evan Gattis hit into a bizarre 5-4-3 triple play in the fourth inni More...

Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Playing basketball seemed trivial to the Spurs following the death of Erin Popovich.  They competed as best they could Thursday night. It just wasn’t enough against Golden State, again.  More...

Eagles host Falcons to open NFL season

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to open the 2018 season Thursday Sept. 6.  Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. More...

Press Club

Family of SHC kindergartener grateful for community

We all face troubling situations making us ask questions such as, “God, why? Why us? Why now? More...

HCA senior aids brothers with home renovation

After graduating, some students head to college and others just jump into a career right away.  The Baker brothers, Huntingdon Christian Academy alumni, are an example of the latter.  More...

HAHS students mourn loss of classmate

Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) class of 2020 lost a beloved friend recently as a result of suicide.  Mitchell Smith, 16, was a triplet and is survived at HAHS students and brothers, Connor and Gabriel, and senior sister, Carrington. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Computer buying concerns

Dear Heloise: This problem recently has become more common than in the past, so it’s worth letting people know that when they BUY A COMPUTER, they probably should stick to well-known distributors and brand names they can trust. Why?  More...

Traffic deaths down in 2017

PennDOT released traffic death statistics for the year 2017 Monday, revealing that the state reached an all-time low in number of traffic-related fatalities. More...

Defendants’ cases joined in court

Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz was quick in his decision to join three defendants facing heinous crime charges during criminal court Thursday, despite attorney objection.  More...

Grand opening events planned

Members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission learned more about plans for the grand opening of the Jack’s Narrows River Access during their regular monthly business meeting Thursday night.  The weekend-long celebration to be held F More...

Specialized therapy program highlighted

Approximately 60,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year, with one million individuals thought to be living with the neurodegenerative disorder across the country.   More...

State  Free Access 

JV Sustainability Club cycles through spring

JVSD’s Sustainability Club always has a busy year full of events promoting and educating people on healthy habits and the environment. One of the last events they host is the annual Bike to School Day. More...

Small plane crashes, killing two people

WILLIAMSBURG (AP) — A small plane has crashed in central Pennsylvania, killing two people.  More...

Passenger dilemma: Protect child or try to save victim

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting the child beside her from a similar fate.&nbs More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Thursday’s rain and cold forced yet another day of postponements for the spring sports season. More...

High School Track & Field:

Trojan boys romp, girls lose to Branch

The Mount Union track teams continue to manage to keep their schedule rolling through all the weather issues this spring.  More...

Rocket teams swept by tough Bellwood

The Southern Huntingdon boys’ track team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday afternoon, dropping a 92-58 decision at Bellwood. More...

People/Pastimes

Cub Scouts honored at Blue and Gold Ceremony

Members of Cub Scout Pack 248, Huntingdon, held their Blue and Gold Ceremony April 15 at Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon.  Den Leader John Gregory began the event by welcoming the families and scouts. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mary Elizabeth Porter, who turned 2 years old yesterday, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Her proud parents are Wesley and Amy Jo Porter of Belleville. More...

Standing Stone Senior Citizens announce travel plans

The officers and chairpersons of the Standing Stone Senior Citizens met April 12. President Jim Park called the meeting to order and then reviewed the treasurer’s report and the financial reports of the committees.  More...

School News

LVC students inducted into honor society

Lebanon Valley College inducted more than 100 students into its chapter of Sigma Alpha Pi honor society as part of Inquiry 2018.  Local honorees include Heidi Bliss of Huntingdon, a graduate of Mount Union Area High School, who is pursuing a bac More...

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Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Saving on pet food  With two large dogs, our pet food bill was getting to be a problem. Now, instead of shopping at Walmart once a month, I go to the farmer’s supply store. I save nearly half.   Protecting garden tools  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Gotten used to this lifestyle

Dear Annie: I’m not sure whether there is any advice you can give me, but here goes. I am a 23-year-old gay man. I have been living with my 56-year-old boyfriend, “Bob,” for the past four years. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 21, 2018:  More...

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