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Snake encounters rise as weather warms

Warm weather and sunshine are not only perfect for outdoor recreation, they are also ideal conditions for snakes to be more active during the daytime.  The increased activity of both humans and snakes contributes to the increased likelihood of e More...

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Local News

Fort Shirley Heritage Museum open house planned

The open house of the Fort Shirley Heritage Museum will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 3.  This year’s theme is homemade breads and a variety of butter which will be hand churned on site.  More...

HAHS administration honored for behavior program

Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) encourages learners to engage in positive behavior interventions, hoping to establish a social climate that provides learners with an effective and engaging learning environment.  More...

Case moved to higher court

Preliminary hearings were held in central court Wednesday by magisterial district judge Rufus Brenneman, who also waived various other disorderly conduct and drug possession cases to the higher courts.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, June 1   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 

Warriors win 124-114 in OT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors somehow withstood LeBron James’ latest brilliance on the NBA Finals stage.  A costly blunder by J.R. Smith and a disputed foul call involving James himself sure helped.  More...

Nadal, Halep advance to third round

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal completed another straight-set win to reach the third round of the French Open on Thursday, extending his Roland Garros record to 81-2.  More...

Stanley Cup Finals:

Caps ready to roll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sight of Evgeny Kuznetsov clutching his left arm and leaving the ice after a hit from Brayden McNabb isn’t as big a threat to the Washington Capitals’ title hopes as it might seem.  More...

School News

Local students graduate from Saint Francis University

More than 720 students received degrees from Saint Francis University May 13. More...

TMHS Class of 2018

Diplomas presented to 74 TMHS graduates

Seventy-four Tussey Mountain High School seniors received diplomas Thursday evening during stirring ceremonies scored by several inspiring messages delivered by members of the class and faculty participants. More...

TMHS graduates honored

Tussey Mountain High School seniors were honored with awards and scholarships during the annual ceremony May 30 in the high school auditorium.  Class valedictorian is Christian Spitler and salutatorian is Devin Black.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Softer sheets  Instead of paying too much for sheets, you should buy less expensive ones, and before using them, wash them with one cup of baking soda and half of a cup of white vinegar (no detergent). More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

What’s on your money

Dear Heloise: Recently, I read an article about how DIRTY MONEY is, and people who handle food should not be handling money. Is it really true? Can you get sick from handling money? — Laura L., Sarasota, Fla.  More...

Special Sections

Judge accepts plea for drug delivery

The county will likely have its first drug delivery resulting in death conviction after 23-year-old Zachary A. Gill, Huntingdon, entered a nolo contendere, or no contest plea, to his charges Thursday during criminal court. More...

Swimming pools readied for summer

Nothing says summer quite like a refreshing dip in a crystal blue swimming pool and area community pools are gearing up to offer the chance to cool off all season long.  More...

Defendant released for entry into rehab

A motion to modify bail Thursday ended in favor of a defendant facing various serious felony charges, allowing her to be released into the hands of a rehabilitation center.  More...

General News

Mormons grapple with race 40 years after ban

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church on Friday will celebrate the 40th anniversary of reversing its ban on black people serving in the lay priesthood, going on missions or getting married in temples, rekindling debate about one of the faith& More...

Help sought in finding suspect in deputy’s death

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities appealed for the public’s help Thursday in finding a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy. More...

Dean-turned-dealer faces time for maiming student

BOSTON (AP) — A former high school dean and anti-violence advocate nicknamed “Rev” for his pastorlike influence faces up to 20 years in prison for shooting and nearly killing a student he had recruited to sell marijuana for him.&nbs More...

Local Sports

Curve get another walk-off

For the second straight game, the Altoona Curve beat the Akron RubberDucks 4-3 in walk-off fashion on a gamewinning single by Jin-De Jhang Thursday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (25-24) led 3-1 after a two-run homer by Jason Martin, h More...

College Softball World Series:

Washington stuns Oklahoma 2-0

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma had all the experience at the Women’s College World Series, but a freshman put the Sooners on the brink of elimination.  Washington’s Gabbie Plain threw 5 2/3 strong innings, and the Huskies defeat More...

Kershaw may need more time on disabled list

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have learned how to win for long stretches without Clayton Kershaw and might need to do so again.  Jorge Alfaro drove in two runs, Aaron Nola pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and the Philadel More...

People/Pastimes

Student awards presented at AAUW meeting

The Huntingdon Branch of the Association of American University Women (AAUW) honored senior girls from each of the county’s high schools April 17. The awardees were invited to a dessert reception as guests of honor along with their mothers. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Parents don’t accept teen

Dear Annie: I am a healthy, strong teenager who goes to a great school. I have a roof over my head and food on the table, but there is one problem: I’m transgender, and my parents refuse to accept me. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, June 2, 2018:  More...

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