May 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Grant received to extend trail

Gov. Tom Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced Tuesday the approval of funding for 82 projects to improve transportation alternatives and enhance mobility and public accessibility across the commonwealth.  More...

Golden arches come down in Smithfield Twp.

Demolition work began Thursday on the McDonald’s restaurant located on the William Penn Highway in Smithfield Township. More...

Local News

Grant for firefighter radio upgrades denied

During the Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board meeting Thursday morning, it was revealed the 16 fire companies didn’t receive the grant that would have aided in the purchase of radios and pagers to prepare for the digital 911 upgrade.  More...

Big Band Sound to play at annual community prom

The Mount Union Area School District in partnership with the region’s premiere swing orchestra invites the public to lace up their dancing shoes and join them in the high school gym for the annual Senior Citizens Prom.  More...

Police Log

Theft   HOPEWELL TWP. — A woman from James Creek reported a theft to state police at Huntingdon that occurred between midnight and 11:59 p.m. April 4, but refused to allow police to proceed with the rest of the investigation.   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 11   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

Bearcats top seed in Class 3A

Four area teams open play in quarterfinals Tuesday

The end of the high school baseball regular season has arrived and now it’s time for what many coaches call “the real season} – playoff time.  Our area has four team in District Six and all four have enter the postseason tourna More...

2018 District Six Baseball Playoff Pairings

Following are the pairing for the District Six baseball tournament, listed in order of brackets. All games listed will be played on the home field of the higher seeded team and all games will start at 4 p.m. More...

H.S. Baseball:

Trojans finish with 11-7 win over Tigers

The Mount Union baseball team got its offense going against Hollidaysburg in the Trojans regular season finale. More...

People/Pastimes

Mowing season begins for historic cemetery

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the 2018 mowing season for area cemeteries is just beginning. The same is no different for the historic Broad Top City IOOF Cemetery.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Brian Frederick Bard, who turns 2 years old today, Friday, May 11, 2018. He is the son of Jim and Becky (Weikert) Bard of Huntingdon, R.R. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Buying water  Most people buy bottled water because they don’t link the chlorine smell. Here’s a way to get rid of it without using one of those fancy filters. Just fill your jug at night before bed. Leave it uncapped. More...

Annie's Mailbox

In-laws will not be accepting of father

Dear Annie: I am a gay divorced father of three. I divorced the mother of my children after almost 30 very difficult years of psychological and physical abuse. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 12, 2018:  More...

Celebrating volunteers

Salvation Army thanks outstanding citizen, bell ringers

Life in a caring community was the focal point of a celebration to honor volunteers Thursday evening at the Salvation Army’s annual civic dinner at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  The Rev. More...

Council holds first town hall session

Mount Union’s community leaders and the public they serve gathered Thursday night for the first in a series of proposed town hall meetings which aim to explore ways everyday citizens can chip in to help their hometown succeed.   More...

Author hosts reading at Alexandria library

More than 20 eager mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers and mothers-to-be gathered in the historic Alexandria Memorial Library Thursday evening to hear the wise and wistful words of fellow devoted mother and author, Kara Lawler.  More...

State  Free Access 

Nurse charged in death of former adviser’s father

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A nurse was charged Thursday in the death of the father of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser after authorities said she failed to give him a series of neurological exams following his fall at a More...

General News

Online school inflated time spent learning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s then-largest online charter school may have broken the law by withholding information used in calculating payments and inflated the amount of time students spent learning by not deducting the time they were in More...

Teen convicted in killings set for sentencing

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma teenager convicted in the fatal stabbings of five family members is set for sentencing Thursday, when jurors will consider whether he should spend the rest of his life behind bars. More...

Bill targets school riflery, ‘gun culture’

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Jillian Zakrzeski’s skills with an air rifle earned her three New York state high school shooting championships, a berth in the Junior Olympics and even recruitment to a college rifle team.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Red Sox bounce back 5-4

NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. More...

Phils finish sweep of Giants

Phillies 6, Giants 3  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vince Velasquez recovered from a slow start to strike out 12 in six innings, Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer and Philadelphia rallied past the San Francisco for a four-game sweep.  More...

Six share lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour gave its premier tournament even more sizzle by putting Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler in the same group Thursday afternoon. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Go ahead, take a trip

Dear Heloise: Here are some TRAVEL HINTS from a road warrior:  Just go ahead and do it: Start planning and saving for that trip you’ve always wanted to take. More...

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