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Volunteers needed for grand opening

Volunteers are being sought to help make the upcoming Jacks Narrows River Access Grand Opening in Mapleton and Mount Union a resounding success. More...

Walk to End Violence to be held Saturday

Every step taken toward a worthy goal is positive momentum and that aim will unite community members for the fifth annual Walk to End Violence Saturday, June 2, at Detwiler Memorial Field, Huntingdon.  This year’s theme, “A Community More...

Local News

Judge denies bail reductions in strangulation cases

Since the recent change in the state’s strangulation statute, updating the definition of the crime and making it a free-standing criminal offense, the Huntingdon County Courts have seen an increase in strangulation cases.  More...

Men waive hearings related to church burglaries

After a string of church burglaries across the county went unsolved for several months, two defendants appeared in central court Wednesday, facing charges spanning three church burglaries in Spruce Creek Township and Cassville Borough.  More...

Police Log

Theft   More...

General News

Still learning how fats are stored and metabolized

Dear Doctor: I hate dieting and have been putting off losing these last 12 pounds of baby weight. My husband says I should at least start exercising because it makes your fat healthier. Can this really be true?  More...

Entrepreneurship as the path to success and fulfillment

(NAPSI)—The United States has long been considered a leader in entrepreneurial pursuits, with everyone from ambitious selfstarters to certified moguls making their way here from around the globe to transform dreams into realities.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Djokovic discusses lack of confidence

PARIS (AP) — Despite all of Novak Djokovic’s success over the years — the 12 major championships, the career Grand Slam, the time ranked No. More...

Holtby spectacular, Caps even series 1-1

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Tuch collected the skittering puck with absolutely nothing between him and the tying goal with two minutes left in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.  Braden Holtby reacted with pure instinct.  More...

Sixers investigate Colangelo

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers said they are investigating whether team president Bryan Colangelo used a variety of Twitter accounts to anonymously trash some of his own players and fellow executives and defend himself against criti More...

People/Pastimes

Community sets out to ‘Discover the Possibilities’

Each year Westminster Woods at Huntingdon plans a campaign to engage the residents, families and staff.  More...

Astronomy club members hear from professor

This month’s meeting was attended by Dr. Matt Beakey, professor of physics at Juniata College, who also uses the observatory at the college for classes in astronomy and hosts interest groups in this topic.  More...

Special Occasion

May 31, 2018  More...

School News

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At the left, the Southern Huntingdon County High School’s John F. Kennedy Chapter of the National Honor Society completed its end-of-the-year election of officers recently. More...

MUAHS grad named outstanding freshman

Devin Kuhstos, a 2017 graduate of Mount Union Area High School, won an award for outstanding freshman in his group, recreation management, April 30 at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center at Lock Haven University.  He is the son of Tracy Kuh More...

Penn Highlands students named to dean’s list

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce that the following students have made the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester:  — Amanda L. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Loving grandmother kept at distance

Dear Annie: I’m very frustrated, and I would like your opinion, please.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 1, 2018:  More...

Special Sections

Prosecutor pleads guilty

The former Bedford County District Attorney charged with thwarting drug investigations and taking it easy on female dealers in exchange for sex pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges, accepting a plea deal that will keep him out of prison.&nb More...

Donations keep flower project going

Sometimes, the simplest of things can help to make a place that much brighter, including a hanging basket of flowers.  As part of a project to help spruce up Huntingdon Borough for the 250th anniversary celebration in 2017, Project Bloomtown was More...

State police release holiday crash report

Pennsylvania State Police announced Wednesday only three fatal crashes were investigated over the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend, but troopers investigating 30 more crashes than last year.  More...

State  Free Access 

Man gives up job for life-changing Appalachian Trail hike

YORK, Pa. (AP) — The wind blew so hard it knocked him to the ground.  The rain pelted his face to the point “I had serious brain freeze. More...

City closes encampments filled by heroin addicts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jason Carmine moved to Philadelphia from Delaware when he was offered a job in the landscaping business. But within two weeks, he found himself unemployed with nowhere to go.  More...

Man’s name released in pressroom death

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a Florida man who died after he became trapped underneath a piece of machinery that was being removed from the pressroom of a Pennsylvania newspaper.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 31   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

Outstanding Senior Student/Athletes

Mount Union

Josh Boozel   Parents: Ted and Chasity Boozel of Trough Creek.  More...

District 6-2A Softball Championship:

Trojans down Warriors 9-2 for first title

The Mount Union softball team got off to somewhat of a slow start against third seed West Branch in the District 6-2A Championship game at St. Francis University in Loretto Wednesday afternoon. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania  PA’s gambling bet, May 19   The Pennsylvania Legislature is going to make millions of Pennsylvania sports bettors happy (and likely, thousands of them broke).  More...

You Should Know

Q: What’s the history and origin of graduates wearing caps and gowns?  More...

Mallard Fillmore

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Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Trough Creek members have busy April, May

Members of the Trough Creek 4-H Club have been busy in April and May.  During the club’s April 8 meeting, members talked about Johnson Hall and livestock projects for this year’s fair.  Longtime rabbit exhibitor Brooke Emery vis More...

Enjoy grits with chicken and tomatillo sauce

If you are from the South, then you do not need grits explained to you. Slide right on down to the recipe.  If you need a little more edification (and if you aren’t familiar with grits, your world is about to be rocked), here we go.  More...

Dairy farmers urged to sign up for margin protection program

State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today urged Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers to take advantage of the Margin Protection Program for dairy, or MPP-Dairy, by signing up ahead of the June 1 deadline.  More...

NASCAR

CHARLOTTE

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. One-car track  Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600 proved once again it is a one-car race track. Kyle Busch led 377 of 400 laps and turned this marathon into a snorefest. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Think again   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves

Which driver, not named Kevin Harvick or Kyle Busch, is next to win a Cup race? GODSPEAK: Give me Ryan Blaney at Pocono. After his car burned up at  More...

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