May 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Ninth annual Dirt Fest to kick off this Friday

For the ninth year, the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake will be filled with mountain bike enthusiasts as the Dirt Rag Dirt Fest kicks off Friday, May 18, and goes through Sunday, May 20.  Evan Gross, events coordinator for the festival, said More...

Council members reverse bid decision

Reversing a decision made just one week ago, Huntingdon Borough Council members opted to reject all of the submitted bids for replacement of the trickling filters during their regular meeting Tuesday night.  More...

General News

Clear connection between exercise and well-being

Dear Doctor: Just how effective is exercise against depression? I read that stopping exercise worsens depression in as little as three days, so that seems pretty powerful.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 17   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...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Wednesday’s game between the Altoona Curve and the Richmond Flying Squirrels has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday, August 25.  That makeup doubleheader will begin at 4 p.m. More...

District 5-AA Track Championship:

Germaux wins 100, 200; Weist first in javelin

Tussey Mountain junior sprinter Evan Germaux had himself a day at the District 5-AA Track Championship at Northern Bedford High School Wednesday.  Germaux posted two individual firsts and way part of the Titans’ winning 400 relay team to s More...

District 6-AA Volleyball Championship:

Guilfoyle sweeps past Bearcats

Huntingdon knew going into Wednesday evening’s District Six Class AA Championship match with top seeded Bishop Guilfoyle that it was going to have to be at the top of its game just to compete with the Marauders. More...

Editorial

Op-Eds

Number of foreign college students staying to work in US after graduation surges

Nearly 1.5 million foreign graduates of U.S. More...

Career and technical education should be priority for lawmakers and parents

The basic education of our youth, especially career and technical education, is imperative to our nation’s workforce development. More...

Time for General Assembly, gov. to care for Medicaid seniors in nursing facilities

After you’ve kicked the can down the road enough, you finally run out of road. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

SHC FFA members close year with 55th annual banquet

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter held its 55th annual banquet April 28. There were approximately 85 members and guests present. More...

Blue Juniata FFA tractor tradition marks ninth year

Juniata Valley is very proud of its agricultural roots. Promoting agricultural information to students in the elementary school, and high school is one of the goals of the district’s agriculture program. More...

Homegrown food safer if precautions taken

Food safety often is cited as the primary reason why people grow their own edibles, but that’s frequently an illusion. Food-borne illnesses are almost as likely to be caused by homegrown produce as by fresh foods acquired elsewhere. More...

Party chairs talk election results

Now that the primary election is over, the county’s Democratic and Republican committees are looking toward the general election in November. More...

Local museum to offer Riverview Recollections tour

A walk through a cemetery is a window into the world of the past, and the staff at Isett Heritage Museum is hoping that the Riverview Recollections audio tour will pique interest in local history.  The historical interactive tour of Riverview Ce More...

Local News

Art Walk Huntingdon scheduled for tonight

Though rain is expected in the forecast, it’s still a good night for Art Walk Huntingdon, slated for 5-8 p.m. this evening.  Matt Price, chair of Art Walk Huntingdon and Huntingdon Landmarks Inc. More...

Borough police investigate reported incident

Huntingdon Borough Police (HPD) responded to a reported sexual assault at Portstown Park, Huntingdon, just after 5 p.m. Wednesday and after hours of investigation were able to determine the allegations were false.  More...

Man waives animal cruelty hearing

A 24-year-old Mount Union man will face felony charges for allegedly abusing and then killing a Beagle puppy.  James G. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Colon shakes off liner to beat Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Bartolo Colon laughed off having Jean Segura’s line drive hit him in the stomach, allowing four hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings and giving the Texas Rangers a 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.  Colon (2-1), More...

Marco Andretti leads second day of practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti led four Honda drivers atop the speed chart on the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500.  After ending Wednesday as the fastest driver of the day, Andretti promptly asked for rain to wash out t More...

Rockets use balanced scoring to even series

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets were the best team in the NBA in the regular season.  They played like it Wednesday night, using a balanced scoring attack to rout the Golden State Warriors 127- 105 and even the Western Conference finals More...

People/Pastimes

Troop 25 members hold spring Court of Honor

Boy Scout Troop 25 recently held its spring Court of Honor to recognize Scouts who advanced in rank and to kick off the spring and summer camping season.  Scoutmaster Dale Somers welcomed parents and guests.  More...

Special Occasions

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School News

Penn College’s 2018 graduates recognized

Pennsylvania College of Technology has presented student achievement awards to its Spring 2018 graduates.  More than 900 students petitioned to graduate at the conclusion of the spring semester, and three commencement ceremonies were held May 11 More...

New scholarship announced

The Bridge Educational Foundation, with support from UGI Utilities, Inc., announced the donation of $20,000 in scholarships to income eligible and approved families from Calvary Christian Academy (CC More...

Annie's Mailbox

Helping a worried friend

Dear Annie: I have a friend who is going through a tough time, and I am wondering how I can help her. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 18, 2018:  More...

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