June 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Board members hear 911 update

During their monthly meeting Thursday, members of the Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board heard an update on the progress of making sure the towers are ready for the digital radio upgrade, which is set to go live later this summer.  More...

Central PA Rodeo set to kick off tonight

For the 14th year, families throughout the region will have an opportunity to enjoy fun-filled and action-packed entertainment with the return of the Central PA Rodeo this weekend at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds.  Beginning at 7:30 p.m. More...

Local News

Emergency crews respond to fire at plant

Emergency crews responded to reports of an equipment fire at Bonney Forge in Shirley Township just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday.  More...

Penn Twp. Supervisors hear pipeline update

The Penn Township Supervisors conducted their regular meeting Tuesday.  The board was joined by Joe Massaro of Sunoco Logistics to update supervisors about the progress of the pipeline as well as the effects on the roadways, and what the townshi More...

Leaders seek operator for water treatment plant

During its June 4 meeting, Saltillo Borough expressed the borough’s ongoing need for a replacement water treatment system operator. More...

General News

Funeral set for WWII pilot missing since 1944

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Second Lt. Robert R. Keown was piloting his P-38 aircraft to an airfield after a mission in 1944 when it crashed into a mountain in Papua New Guinea. More...

Tiny Dust-to-Digital record label gathers big attention

ATLANTA (AP) — When college student and roots music fan Lance Ledbetter grew frustrated at the near impossibility of buying 78 rpm gospel records from the 1920s and ’30s, he began to ponder a question: What would it take to reissue those More...

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s governor kicked off a new era of gambling Thursday in the state that led the charge for the entire nation to bet on sports legally.  Gov. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Mount Union couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Happy 50th wedding anniversary wishes go out to Terry and Joanne Bowser of Mount Union.  The couple, who have known each other since they attended the same elementary school in Mill Creek, were united in marriage June 15, 1968, at the First Asse More...

Movement Matters

As a wrap up to the Movement Matters campaign held at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, during the month of May, Kristin Kyle, left, who had the highest number of hours logged as a staff person, and Ira More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Tanner Michael Coleman, who celebrates his birthday today, Friday, June 15, 2018. He is the son of Garrett and Nani Coleman of Marathon, New York. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Seedling protection  To protect seedlings, I cut off the top and bottom of a plastic pop bottle and slit it all the way up. I wrap it around the seedling. It works to keep critters from eating it.   Emergency fund  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Enabling irresponsible son

Dear Annie: I’ve been dating “Grant” for a few months, though we have known each other for 20-plus years. He has two kids, ages 25 and 21, and I feel that they run all over him. Their mother died about five years ago. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Cancer if born before 3:20 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, June 16, 2018:  More...

Celebrating patriotism

Civic organization hosts annual Flag Day ceremony

Reverence for the American flag and the freedoms it symbolizes was at the heart of the annual Flag Day ceremony held at the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (BPOE) Lodge 976, Huntingdon, Thursday night.  Guest speaker state Sen. More...

Water snake photo goes viral online

A snapshot of two curious boys’ find at a local swimming area quickly went viral on social media this week as many viewers puzzled over what exactly they were seeing.  More...

Huntingdon native hikes for homeless

One Huntingdon native is hoping to raise awareness for the cause of homelessness as she hikes the Katahdin Trails in Maine starting early this week.  More...

State  Free Access 

National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes touched down

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — National Weather Service officials confirmed Thursday that an EF2 tornado had touched down in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, late Wednesday and a second tornado touched down in nearby Bradley County. More...

Ancestor’s handiwork brings family together

PINE GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Johannes “John” Bonawitz moved to Pine Grove from Womelsdorf in 1809, bringing with him a knack for gunsmithing. More...

Regulators issue split ruling on gas pipelines

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, June 15   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  More...

Local Sports

Curve win 9-2 to finish sweep of Rumble Ponies

The Altoona Curve topped the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 9-2 capping a dominant three-game sweep at NYSEG Stadium. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Four shared first-round lead at Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Open lived up to its reputation in the return to Shinnecock Hills.  So did Dustin Johnson.  More...

US Open Notebook

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Twenty-three-year-old Scott Gregory shot 22 over par — dead last in the opening round of the U.S. More...

So Yeon Ryu and Shon open at 64

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

School News

Huntingdon woman named to dean’s list

Widener University Commonwealth Law School is proud to announce that Haleigh Heaton of Huntingdon was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester.   More...

Juniata Valley High School Honor Roll

Mike Estep, principal at Juniata Valley High School, has released the honor rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2017-18 school years as follows:  Grade 7  High Honors  More...

Tussey Mountain Junior High School Honor Roll

The Tussey Mountain Junior High School has announced the honor rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2017-2018 school year. Grade 5 High Honors More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Passport issue while traveling

Dear Heloise: While waiting to board a ship for our cruise, the family ahead of us had one member denied the right to board the ship because he was told the PASSPORT must be valid for at least six months from the day of departure. More...

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