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Fisher populations present in county

As otters escalate in internet popularity, their cousins, the fishers, roam local forests largely in obscurity.  “They are related to mink, wolverines, pine martens and otters,” said state Game Commission wildlife biologist Justin Vr More...

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Annual Brenna Ride to be held July 28   More...

Concert on the Quad

The all women’s choral group, Take Note, led this week’s Concert on the Quad which also featured Anita Roseborough. More...

Crowning homecoming queen

Madison Woodward, Miss K.L. Mills, front row, left, was officially crowned the 2018 Orbisonia-Rockhill Homecoming Queen during a ceremony held at the Orbisonia Lions Park Thursday evening. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 27   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 

Cubs stun Diamondbacks in ninth

CHICAGO (AP) — David Bote hit a tying, two-run homer off Brad Boxberger with one out in the ninth inning, Anthony Rizzo followed two pitches later with a winning home run and the Chicago Cubs overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diam More...

Garrigus leads Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Robert Garrigus made a birdie after a rock saved his ball from water and had a one-stroke lead at 9-under 63 on Thursday when play in the RBC Canadian Open was suspended because of dangerous weather. More...

Wentz leads Eagles’ second-team offense

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wearing a brace around his surgically repaired left knee, Carson Wentz participated in all of the Philadelphia Eagles’ first training camp practice Thursday.  About seven months and two weeks removed from tearing More...

School News

Local students earn degrees at Lock Haven

Local students were among those who graduated from Lock Haven University at the conclusion of the spring semester.  Those receiving degrees included:  — Devon Claar of Petersburg, who earned a bachelor of science degree in sport admin More...

Local woman named to dean’s list at Grinnell

Rebecca Hsiung has been named to the Grinnell College dean’s list for the spring semester 2018.  Hsiung is one of 286 students honored for outstanding academic achievement by Grinnell College. More...

Area residents’ granddaughter recognized for achievement

Alexis Green, a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), has been named to the dean’s list with a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.  She is majoring in homeland security with a minor in political science. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 28, 2018:  More...

Special Sections

Vehicle crash claims one life

State police at Huntingdon are investigating a single -vehicle crash on Hares Valley Road, Union Township, that claimed the life of a Mount Union man early Thursday evening.  Teddy Mays, 60, of Mount Union, was pronounced dead at the scene.  More...

Supervisors to defend ordinance

A special meeting of the Todd Township Supervisors was held Thursday night to come to a decision on whether to rescind or defend a recently-adopted ordinance.  More...

DOC transfers superintendent

SCI Smithfield will have a new superintendent beginning Monday, July 30, as part of the Department of Corrections’ (DOC) facility leadership changes.  More...

Annual Shade Gap Picnic begins Sunday

A longtime tradition will return to the county, as the Shade Gap Volunteer Fire Co. will host its 135th Annual Shade Gap Picnic Sunday, July 29, through Saturday, Aug. More...

State  Free Access 

State takes the ax to North Coventry logging law

POTTSTOWN, Pa. More...

Water begins to recede after days of flooding

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Flood waters began to recede in central Pennsylvania on Thursday, leaving behind a film of mud and headaches for motorists trying navigate around dozens of roads closed to traffic.  More...

General News

Girl Scouts stress ‘girl power’ in new recruitment efforts

As American women seek a larger role in politics, fairer wages and an end to sexual harassment, the Girl Scouts see an opportune time to show some swagger in promoting their core mission: girl empowerment.  More...

‘Urban island’ heat tests Phoenix, other big cities

PHOENIX (AP) — When temperatures soar as they have this week in downtown Phoenix, homeless people ride the air-conditioned light rail to avoid a heat so brutal it killed 155 people in the city and surrounding areas last year. More...

Local Sports

State 15-16 Teener Tourney:

Huntingdon hosting State 15-16 Tourney

The 2018 Pennsylvania VFW 15-16-year-old State Tournament is set to get underway this weekend and run through Tuesday and will be hosted this year by Huntingdon. More...

Reynolds blast gives Curve win

A three-run, walk-off homer by Bryan Reynolds sent the Altoona Curve to an 8-7 win over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and finished a back and forth battle on Thursday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

People/Pastimes

Installation held at Standing Stone Senior Center

The members of the Standing Stone Senior Center met July 18 for the bimonthly board of directors/ membership meeting. More...

How to eat healthy while enjoying the fair

Fairs, carnivals, rodeos, and roving amusement parks are popular summer attractions. Rides and raffles may attract the majority of revelers, but fairs and carnivals also are great places to enjoy mouth-watering food.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Feeling shame about a relationship

Dear Annie: I am seeking your advice about something that has been troubling me. My faith has always been very important to me. I have strong moral values, and I don’t believe in having a sexual relationship outside of marriage. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

An American road trip

Dear Heloise: My wife and I enjoy traveling to foreign destinations, but this year we’re TRAVELING THE USA. We took a trip up the coastal highway, driving from San Diego to Seattle, and loved it. More...

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