July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Businesses deal with dry conditions

The heat and the lack of rain has caused many yards and gardens to transition from green and lush to dry and brown throughout Huntingdon County, which in turn impacts local landscaping and lawn and garden businesses. More...

PENNVEST funding discussed by board

Recent news of the Petersburg Borough Sewer Authority being named a recipient of funding through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) was something of a mixed blessing and was the topic of discussion at a special meeting he More...

Local News

58th annual Rotary barbecue

Huntingdon Rotary Club members Burgess Smith, left, and John Thompson lit the fire to begin cooking the 1,600 chicken halves that will be served during the 58th annual Rotary chicken barbecue today. More...

DCNR crews monitoring Porter Township fire site

The wildfire that burned over 60 acres in Porter Township over the weekend continues to smolder as crews from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) continue to patrol the area located near 6641 Horse Show Road. More...

Youth Forestry Camp residents back in custody

After a lengthy search during the overnight hours for four residents of Youth Forestry Camp No. More...

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‘Brexit’ move raises risks to US financial stability

WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain’s decision to quit the European Union has elevated the risks to U.S. financial stability, though they remain moderate, U.S. Treasury Department experts say. More...

New-home sales climbed in June to eight-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought new homes in June at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign that a solid job market and low mortgage rates are bolstering the U.S. housing market. More...

Consumers’ confidence remains steady in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers are feeling confident about current economic conditions but are a bit warier about the future. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 27 Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon wins state title

Pennsylvania VFW 13-14 Tournament:

A three-week long journey ended early Tuesday afternoon for Huntingdon’s 13-14 teener all-stars. A 6-3 win over Schuylkill East earned the Area Five champions the Pennsylvania VFW 13-14 Teener championship. More...

Curve tops Erie 6-2

Reese McGuire and Anderson Feliz both matched career bests with a four-hit outings for the Altoona Curve in a 6-2 win over the Erie SeaWolves Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Three Springs Lions Club installs officers

A new slate of officers was installed to lead the Three Springs Lions Club in the 2016-2017 year at a recent meeting. More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 12! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mikhail Evgenievich Krayushkin who turns 12 years old Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He is the son of Eric and Missy Dolan of Entriken and Evgeny Krayushkin and Megan Morrison of Calvin. More...

Births

Joshua and Lindsey (Mason) Reed of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Mason Lee Reed, at 6:01 p.m. July 20, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Mason weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Use differences as source of strength, balance

Dear Annie: I am a Care Bear, and my husband is a cyborg. What I mean is that I get emotional from almost anything. I once cried during a commercial for laundry detergent. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Sweet corn in the cooler!

Dear Heloise: When having a large barbecue, try this hint for cooking CORN ON THE COB. It’s so easy and keeps corn hot all day. More...

Municipalities conserve water

According to the National Weather Service, it has been over a month since there has been any rain of significance in Huntingdon County. More...

County receives clock tower grant

The Huntingdon County Commissioners learned at their regular weekly meeting Tuesday that they’ve received money from the state Historic Museum Commission (PHMC) for the second part of the courthouse clock tower renovations. More...

State Teener League champions

Members of the 13-14 Huntingdon All-Star VFW Teener League state champion team include, front row, from the left, Alex Stratton, Justin Shetrom, Giovan Scaccia, Brady Handy, Gaige Brumbaugh, coach Da More...

State  Free Access 

From ‘likable enough’ to lovefest, Obama to hail Clinton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was long ago and far away when Barack Obama snippily remarked, “You’re likable enough, Hillary.” It’s a lovefest now. More...

Court won’t reinstate church official’s conviction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first U.S. church official convicted over his handling of priest-abuse complaints could soon leave prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed Tuesday that his conviction was flawed. More...

Audit questions enforcement of nursing home staffing levels

HARRISBURG (AP) — A new audit shows that the state Department of Health is not effectively enforcing nursing home staffing levels, Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog said Tuesday. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Progress continues at new Dollar General site

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Business News

Employee recognized for 50 years of service

When one Porter Township resident started at the former Owens-Corning Fiberglas, now Huntingdon Fiberglass in Huntingdon June 23, 1966, there were over 1,000 employees at the facility. More...

New Realtor joins Starr & Associates Realty

A new Realtor has recently joined Starr & Associates Realty in Walker Township. Huntingdon resident Toni Hetrick joined the realty company in May after working in the health care industry for the past 10 years. More...

Real Estate Transfers

July 15, 2016 Gordon T. Trimer, Karen S. Trimer and Thomas R. Trimer, grantors, to Gordon T. Trimer and Karen S. Trimer, property in Porter Township, $1. Thomas R. Trimer, grantor, to Zachary R. Trimer and Stephanie A. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Indians rally to edge Nationals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor pushed an RBI single through Washington’s drawn-in infield with one out in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied for three runs in their final at-bat to stun the Washington Nationals 7-6 on More...

Chapman gets mixed welcome

CHICAGO (AP) — Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn’t remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior. More...

PGA Championship last major opportunity of year

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy took stock of his game and the shots required at Baltusrol and reached a most logical conclusion Tuesday. He believes the PGA Championship will be his best chance this year to win a major. More...

School News

Mount Union woman named to dean’s list

Margaret Wilson of Mount Union has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. In order to be named to the dean’s list, students must attain a GPA of 3.7 or higher. More...

Huntingdon man graduates from UMass

Timothy Sarvey of Huntingdon was among a record number of graduates presented with diplomas at the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s 2016 commencement exercises May 14 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. More...

Granddaughter of area residents completes studies

Elizabeth Dickie graduated magna cum laude from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, May 15. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Taurus if born before 2:17 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 28, 2016: More...

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