August 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Hopewell Bridge detour reinstituted

In the interest of safety, PennDOT officials reinstituted a 12-mile detour around the $11 million ongoing Hopewell Bridge replacement project along Route 26 in Broad Top Township.  More...

Plans in development to clean Muddy Run

Solving the problems associated with the Muddy Run is a challenge with as many twists and turns as the troubled tributary itself.  Over the course of its three-mile run from near Shively Road to the Juniata River, congestion and overgrowth cause More...

State  Free Access 

President, AG’s rift explodes into public smackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions punched back hard at President Donald Trump’s latest sneering criticism Thursday as their long-running rift exploded into a public smackdown.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 24   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...

Local Sports

Random Thoughts from Jeff Norris

Time to Start Again   More...

High School Cross Country Preview:

Trojan teams ready for new season

The Mount Union cross country team has come into practice in very good condition and already mproving overall times early in the season.  The boys are doing well with a ten-man roster that includes just one senior and four juniors along with a More...

Reyes’ slam helps Curve win 6-3 over Senators

Alfredo Reyes led a fiverun fourth inning with a grand slam to back a scoreless start by Cam Vieaux in the fifth straight win 6-3 for the Altoona Curve and a two-game sweep over the Harrisburg Senators on Thursday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

People/Pastimes

New officers installed to lead American Legion post

The Cloyd K. Davis American Legion Post 150, Petersburg, hosted its 2018-2019 installation of officers recently.  A delicious Swiss steak dinner was catered by the members of the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Co. at the post home. More...

Woman appointed to national position

Donna Mills of Hesston, a member of the auxiliary to the Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon, participated in the 105th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary held July 21-25 at the Bartle Hall Convention Center in Kansas More...

Norris-Grove family members host reunion

The 49th Norris-Grove Reunion was held Aug. 12 at the Orbisonia Lions Club building. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Troubled ‘child’ in his 50s avoids conversation

Dear Annie: I’m writing about my 53-year-old stepson, “Sam.” I helped to raise Sam starting when he was 11. His first mom was murdered with a handgun a year before. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Mind your travel manners

Dear Heloise: Working in an airport for more than 18 years has given me a view of how people behave while traveling, and sometimes they simply forget their MANNERS. More...

Special Sections

West Nile cases continue to rise

As the wet, warm summer continues, the peak season for West Nile Virus is just beginning.  Though there haven’t been any human cases of West Nile Virus found in Huntingdon County, there has been a case found in a western county, according More...

Attorney to serve as public defender

After several months with a vacant position, the Huntingdon County Public Defender’s office has welcomed a Mifflin County woman as its new assistant public defender.  Before applying for the position, the now Mifflin County resident had li More...

Inmates donate backpacks to at-risk youth

As the school year starts for districts across the state, parents are provided with a list of necessary school items their child may need, additional expenses that some families may not be able to afford. More...

Local News

Man behind bars on terroristic threat charges

A Petersburg man is behind bars after an altercation escalated into a threatening situation Aug. 22.  Jeffrey C. Boonie, 29, was taken into custody around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and confined to the Huntingdon County Jail on $10,000 cash bail.  More...

Council members OK K-9 grant application

An important step in moving forward securing a K-9 officer for the Huntingdon Borough Police Department (HPD) was made during the monthly council meeting Aug. 21.  More...

Women continue, waive cases in central court

Four women continued or waived their preliminary hearings on drug possession charges in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday after their alleged involvement in a large, grand scheme marijuana manufacturing and delivery operation.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Foles picked twice in 5-0 loss to Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Super Bowl MVP has lost his magic touch. More...

Washington lets play do the talking

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ball came floating down and James Washington appeared out of position. The back of the end zone was behind him. Green Bay defensive back Demetri Goodson was in front of him. More...

Three take first-round lead in event

REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn birdied five of her last eight holes for an 8-under 64 and a share of the CP Women’s Open lead Thursday at rainsoftened Wascana Country Club.  Nasa Hataoka and Mariajo Uribe joined the sec More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018:  More...

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