January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon man fore-goes hearing

A Huntingdon man who traded a gun that was used in the fatal shooting of state police Trooper Landon Weaver made his first appearance in court Wednesday morning. More...

County residents to attend Women’s March

A historic grassroots movement has evolved into the Women’s March on Washington set to engulf Washington, D.C., Saturday, Jan. More...

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Local News

Defendants waive central court hearings

Upwards of 20 defendants appeared in central court before Magisterial District Judge Richard Wilt Wednesday.  None of the individuals had a formal preliminary hearing, opting to waive and move the case to the court of common pleas.  Those w More...

Borough committee meetings to be rescheduled

The discussion of shifting some Huntingdon Borough committee meetings to a later part of the day moved forward during the regular monthly meeting of borough council Jan. More...

COG members delay reorganizing leadership

Members of the Huntingdon County Council of Governments (COG) agreed to postpone reorganizing for the year, as issues regarding membership arose at a meeting Wednesday evening.  More...

General News

Multiple prescriptions may have negative effects

Dear Doctor: Our elderly father is now seeing several specialists, all of whom have prescribed medications. More...

News of Yesteryear

Armed man robs Mount Union Dairy Queen

75 years ago  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bagwell, Raines, Rodriguez voted into Baseball Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short.  More...

Men’s Basketball:

Indiana edges Penn State 78-75

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Shep Garner gathered his teammates along Penn State’s bench to remind them they needed one more stop to head to overtime. Indiana’s James Blackmon was ready to head home, however. More...

Durant scores 40 against former team

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant dazzled against his old team with a season-best 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat Oklahoma City 121-100 on Wednesday night despite Russell Westbrook’s 21st triple-double for the Thunder. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jaidyn Lynn Swanger, who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Her very proud parents are Khi and Jessica Swanger of Mill Creek. Jaidyn has a younger sister, Jaicee.  More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Scott Ray Conner, who turns 3 years old today, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. His proud parents are Brandon and Meshia Conner of Huntingdon. Scott has two siblings, Dusten Holland Jr. and Aurora Conner.  More...

Music can impact emotions and perceptions

Music is an integral part of the human experience. Songs have been sung for centuries, and music plays an integral role in many cultural ceremonies, rites of passage and other traditions. More...

School News

Elizabethtown College students named to dean’s list

Elizabethtown College announced the names of students whose outstanding academic performances have earned them the recognition of being included on the fall 2016 dean’s list.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

That overwhelming feeling of panic

Dear Annie: I’m a sophomore in high school. Lately, I’ve been having some anxiety. I can’t quite pinpoint it, but it’s this sense of impending doom, as if something very bad is about to happen. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017:  More...

Shirt sale to aid trooper’s family

Memorial T-shirts and sweatshirts utilizing the image of the official Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) patch have been created to honor Trooper Landon Weaver and will be available for sale locally Saturday afternoon as well as online.  More...

Residents sound off on next president

By Friday afternoon, president elect Donald Trump will officially be the 45th president of the United States.  While many folks have strong feelings about the next president, others are simply looking at the day as a change in leadership and mom More...

Many offer support for potential shelter

The Homeless Task Force met Wednesday morning to discuss future steps in pursuing a shelter in the county, and many of those steps hinge on the support of others.  Task Force member Alyssa Nichol reminded the board there will be a 15 percent day More...

State  Free Access 

Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation’s chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people.  More...

Prosecutor probing truck with anti-MLK imagery

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A truck sporting images and messages against slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Prosecutor: Cop shooting of man with blade justified

SHARON (AP) — A police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who had a utility knife and told officers he would kill them or they would have to kill him, a prosecutor said Tuesday. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 19   Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans hold off Rockets

It almost appeared in the early stages of Wednesday night’s game that Mount Union was going to run away with an inter-division game with back yard rival Southern Huntingdon. More...

High School Swimming:

Bearcats sweep Altoona

Huntingdon senior Zeb Fowler and sophomore Ben Atherton both came through with a pair of individual victories and teamed on two winning relay squads as well to help the Bearcat boys (8-0) deal visiting Altoona its first defeat of the season with a co More...

Titans can’t catch Devils

Tussey Mountain played well for three quarters at Bellwood Antis Wednesday. More...

Editorial

Around the State

U.N. watch: Reform refugee program, Jan. More...

You Should Know

Q: How many protests have been held annually in Washington, D.C.?  More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm-Home-Garden

January is National Soup Month

January is the first month of the new year. For many, this is the time to start over, start a new tradition or begin again. This is also the month that is recognized as National Soup Month. More...

Wool queen represents county at Farm Show

Mikara Anderson, 16, daughter of Gerald and Holly Anderson of Three Springs, finished out her week at the state Farm Show showing her two ewe lambs. More...

Dairy products help folks stay healthy

Since I can remember, the people of my community have been in a constant uproar about one thing or another. One week it may be gas prices, the next it may be the president’s most recent decision to send troops to a foreign nation. More...

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