July 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Local residents discuss fire tax

These days, fire companies are doing their best to serve their communities, despite the challenge for adequate funding.  As a result, some fire companies have suggested a fire tax from municipal leaders to make sure they have the equipment, trai More...

Shelter staff members not accepting felines

Kitten season has arrived at the Huntingdon County Humane Society (HCHS), and while it is a time of year filled with cuteness and cuddles, the added numbers mean the mission of the shelter is more vital than ever.  More...

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Supervisors finalize plans to purchase former school

The Broad Top Township Supervisors have finalized plans for the purchase of the retired Defiance Elementary School from the Tussey Mountain School District.  More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Joshua William Michael Tharp  Date of Birth: Sept. More...

Smithfield Township leaders approve development plans

Smithfield Township supervisors granted conditional approve of two land development plans for two construction projects within the township during their recent July meeting.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 14   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Robyn Mackenzie Bracco, who turns 8 years old tomorrow, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Her proud parents are Joseph and Kelli Bracco of Huntingdon. More...

How to conserve water as the mercury rises

Conserving natural resources is often so simple that people make some adjustments without affecting their daily lives at all. But sometimes it’s not so easy to conserve.  More...

Standing Stone VFW Post 1754

Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon, chaplain and service officer Brian Bassatt, left, and post commander Fred Hearn, right, presented a donation of $500 to Huntingdon County Humane Society boar More...

School News

Local students earn degrees at WGU

The following local residents have received their degree from Western Governors University (WGU). More...

Robertsdale man awarded scholarship

A local student has been selected for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Office of Admissions “Experience IUP” scholarship.  More...

Mount Aloysius named 2018-2019 College of Distinction

Students returning to Mount Aloysius College will get a bonus this fall. Once again the college was notified that it was recognized as a “College of Distinction” for the 2018-2019 academic year. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A friend and her issues

Dear Annie: “Nicole” and I have been friends since the time she started at my school. She can be a good friend, but what she does outside of being a friend is questionable, and I think being around her is becoming toxic.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Leo if born before 1:31 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 16, 2018:   More...

Veterans honor area WWI hero

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the wartime death of a young man from Huntingdon County, the members of the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24, Huntingdon, which was named in his honor, will host a special ceremony at 10 a.m. More...

Facilitators focus on mental health

In May 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a statewide investigation into the treatment and care provided to inmates with serious mental health illnesses or intellectual disabilities within the state Department of Corrections (DOC). More...

Community tool shed officially operational

A project from the Juniata River Blueprint Communities that’s been over a year in the making is finally a reality, as the community tool shed is ready to be used by members of the community.  The tool shed made its debut at the Mount Union More...

Obituaries

General News

Pence family gas stations left costly environmental legacy

GARDEN CITY, Ind. More...

Two kids among dead in Texas murder-suicide

HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff says three people are dead, including two children, in an apparent murder-suicide in the Houston area.  Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the children had been in the care of their grandmother Thursday but tha More...

Good advice on RFID-blocking products and noise-canceling headphones

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State/National Sports  Free Access 

Anderson wins; other semi suspended

LONDON (AP) — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn’t really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway.  More...

Groenewegen wins Tour’s longest stage

CHARTRES, France (AP) — Dutch rider Dylan Groenewegen beat favorites Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan in a sprint to win the longest stage of the Tour de France on Friday.  Four-time champion Chris Froome and the other favorites finished s More...

Pirates top Brewers 7-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell has had a tough third season at the plate, with an overall drop in production and especially in extra-base hits.  Bell might have turned the corner in that department on Friday, with two doubles and a triple as More...

Religion News

Area Orthodox Christians celebrate feast day

Every year in the middle of summer, Orthodox Christians celebrate the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, and the feast holds special significance for the Orthodox Church in Mount Union as the parish is named Sts. Peter and Paul’s Parish.  More...

All Christians go to Heaven, right?

There is an astounding phenomenon taking place in America. Pollsters, such as the Barna Group, have reported that four out of five Americans identify themselves as Christians. Yet less than half this number associate with any church at all. More...

Area churches to host VBS

Beavertown Bible Church — Beavertown Bible Church, Todd, will host SunSurf Beach Bash Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20, for children ages 3 through sixth grade. More...

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