October 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

County planners shift CDBG funds

In light of recent changes with Community Development Block Grant CDBG) applications from the state Department of Community and Economic Development, members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission have readjusted fund allocations for such funds More...

Candidate forum set for Tuesday evening

An upcoming student-run candidate forum will be an opportunity for area voters to learn more about the three candidates running for state House of Representative for the 81st Legislative District.  More...

State  Free Access 

Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. More...

Third preschool worker charged with giving melatonin to kids

SOMERSET, Pa. More...

At least 240 animals rescued from ‘deplorable’ home

PENNSBURG, Pa. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 20   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...

Local Sports

Late field goal gives Trojans first win of season

Quinton Posey had another big night for the Mount Union football team along with Trevor Skopic. More...

Zinobile throws for three scores to beat Glendale

Visiting Glendale did a good job to limit Juniata Valley’s running game Friday night in Alexandria, but the Hornets took advantage of what the Vikings were giving them. More...

Southern holds off Bulldogs to score big win

After six turnovers, 15 penalties, and non-stop back and forth scoring, the game between Southern Huntingdon and Claysburg-Kimmel came down to the final snap. More...

People/Pastimes

Elco retirees to hold monthly breakfast

Based on the weather over the past few days, it appears the region is going straight from summer into winter.  For this month, the former and retired Elco employees will have their monthly breakfast meeting at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. More...

Supporting K-9 acquisition effort

The congregation of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Huntingdon presented a donation of $2,754, collected from church members, the offering given at Rev. More...

Saxton Scout presented with Tenderfoot Badge

Boy Scout Troop 4471 of Saxton, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post No. 4129 of Saxton, presented an Advancement Award at their regular Troop Meeting Oct. 3, which was held in their Troop Room at the Saxton Community Library.  More...

Special Sections

Educational opportunity

HASD parents seek alternative venues for students

With the ongoing discussion to schedule a Section 780 hearing regarding the permanent closure of Southside Elementary School and an entire district grade realignment, several parents have already made the decision to remove their child from the Hunti More...

Public invited to dedication

A dedication ceremony to officially name a Huntingdon County bridge as the Trooper Landon E. Weaver Memorial Bridge will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the VFW Teener League Field, 9901 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon.  More...

Vocalists celebrate five years of performing

A group of local women are celebrating five years of entertaining folks through their vocal collaborations.  The vocal ensemble Take Note is made up of 16 women who enjoy sharing their voices with one another and audiences to spread their love o More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Joshua Adam Hileman  Date of Birth: Aug. More...

Mother waives misdemeanor charges hearing

Several cases were waived to the higher courts this past week, including the case of a parent who allegedly offered two of her children, ages 17 and 16, marijuana to smoke in her home.  More...

Juniata panelists to share their journeys

A “Who’s Your Neighbor? Story Listening” panel will be held at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Ellis Hall Ballroom at Juniata College.  More...

General News

Florida Panhandle medical care on life support

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Already sick with strep throat and asthma, Aleeah Racette got sicker when she cleaned out a soggy, moldy home after Hurricane Michael, so she sought help at the hospital where she began life. More...

Bering Sea village will be first counted in 2020 US Census

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A southwest Alaska Yupik village on the Bering Sea will be the first counted for the 2020 U.S. Census.  Acting U.S. Census Bureau director Ron Jarmin said Friday that census takers on Jan. More...

A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lions hoping to rebound from struggles at Indiana

Penn State coach James Franklin is all too familiar with this week’s daunting scenario.  More...

Brewers top Dodgers to tie series

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun slid across home plate and raised his arms in sheer joy.  A big lead, a bruising bullpen and a boisterous crowd have the Milwaukee Brewers all set up for Game 7.  More...

Raptors down Celtics 113-101

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Serge Ibaka added 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 on Friday night in an early matchup between Eastern Conference contenders.  Kyle Lowry scored More...

Religion News

Mount Union church hosts monthly clothing bank

Giving back to the community is a way for a person or group of people to help those in need. The Mount Union Presbyterian Church proudly helps those in their community with a free children’s clothing bank.  More...

Special events, services

Fall Harvest Auction  p The Salvation Army of Huntingdon County will host a Fall Harvest Auction beginning at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 20, at the headquarters located at 2514 Shadyside Ave., Huntingdon.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Can we not be friends?

Dear Annie: My husband and I have become friends with another couple from church. They are very nice, but the wife is extremely controlling. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPES

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Pisces if born before 2:58 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Oct. 22, 2018:  More...

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