August 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Good night’s rest key to successful learning

Transitioning from summer break to the school year can be difficult particularly when a student’s summer sleep schedule does not align with their school schedule.  More...

Cancer survivors celebrated at event

Saturday’s Survivor Celebration and Memorial, held at the Captain Jack Lions Park in Mill Creek and hosted by the Huntingdon County branch of the Bob Perks Fund, attracted over 20 vendors whose More...

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Police Log

Drugs found   SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a Philadelphia woman was found in possession of drug paraphernalia at SCI Huntingdon at 11:52 a.m. Aug. 5. Charges are pending against the woman.  Retail theft   More...

Scenes from Bob Perks cancer event

Greg Lesniewski, a two-year cancer survivor, visited with the crowd before his keynote talk for the Survivor Celebration and Memorial, organized by the Huntingdon County branch of the Bob Perks Fund More...

Fire queens represent county

Alexandria Fire Queen Mara Singer, second from the left, was named 2018 Central District Fire Queen during the 126th Central District Fire Convention Aug. 17 in East Freedom. More...

Local Sports

Pabst drives in four in 8-2 Curve victory

Altoona Curve catcher Arden Pabst backed up a strong showing by starter Dario Agrazal with a homer and four RBIs in an 8-2 win over the Portland Sea Dogs Sunday at Hadlock Field.  More...

People/Pastimes

Set for success: Back-to-school shopping essentials

Whether your children are entering kindergarten, starting up their high school careers or heading off to college, back-to-school season often means running from store to store in search of the necessities for a successful year.  More...

TOPS members celebrate achievements

Members of TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) 989 Mount Union started the new year off by donating to the local food bank.  More...

Senior Spotlight

SENIOR SCENE

10 Foods to help seniors .ght depression

Eggs In addition to contributing factors like social isolation, a loss of independence, or a lack of mobility, did you know diet can play an important role in senior depression? More...

Annie's Mailbox

Proper etiquette for phone calls

Dear Annie: It’s important to have etiquette on the phone, no matter to whom you are speaking.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Honeymoon help?

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF concerns wedding gifts:  “Dear Heloise: I recently attended the wedding of a friend’s daughter, and since they made no bones about wanting cash for their honeymoon, I gave them $100.  More...

Special Sections

Four arrested for contraband

Four individuals now face charges relating to a conspiracy to introduce and distribute contraband and controlled substances at the Huntingdon County Jail. More...

Rice plants flourishing because of saturated summer  Free Access 

As many crops have suffered under the pervasive precipitation this summer, one novel planting is flourishing on a plot in Porter Township. More...

General News

‘Nightmare’ absent first morning of project

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — The predicted traffic apocalypse caused by a major road-and-bridge project leading to New York City was a spectacular dud, at least during Day One’s morning rush on Monday.  More...

School districts weigh duty to youth migrant shelters

When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.- Mexico border, they felt obliged to help.  The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers, m More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 20   AIDS Intervention o The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Houston beats Oakland 9-4 to give Verlander 200th win

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Amed Rosario has three hits to help Mets down Phillies 8-2

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Amed Rosario had three hits and drove in three runs, and New York went from cheering on players in the Little League World Series to impressing the youngsters in an 8-2 win over Philadelphia.  More...

Lynx celebrate Whalen with 88-83 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lindsay Whalen scored 10 points in the final regular-season home game of her career, Sylvia Fowles set the WNBA season record for rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx closed the season with a 88-83 victory over the Washington Myst More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018:  More...

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