October 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Five townships’ anniversary celebrated

The Bedford County Historical Society Sunday afternoon sponsored the reenactment of the 250th anniversary of the formation of five southcentral Pennsylvania townships which was the stepping stone to the establishment of four present-day counties of B More...

Local News

Trick-or-treat night planned in Miller Township

MILLER TWP. — Trick-or-treat night in Miller Township is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Those participating are asked to turn on their lights for youngsters.   More...

Huntingdon Borough officials purchase nitrogen credits

Above-average rainfall and several deluges this summer have resulted in the need for Huntingdon Borough to make a hefty purchase from Altoona.  To meet requirements set forth by the state Department of Environmental Protection, Huntingdon Boroug More...

Police Log

Aggravated assault   More...

General News

Choose the right cancer care specialist for you

Cancer is a word no one wants to hear. More...

Breast implants carry very low risk

Cosmetic surgery to address anything from wrinkles to abdominal fat has become more acceptable in recent decades. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that, since 2000, overall procedures have risen by 115 percent.  More...

Know risk factors for breast cancer

While certain breast cancer risk factors, including gender and age, are beyond women’s control, the American Cancer Society notes that certain factors are related to personal behaviors. More...

People/Pastimes

Trick-or-treating tips for rural residents

If someone were commissioned to paint a picture of Halloween bliss, it would probably showcase a neighborhood full of children ringing doorbells and gathering treats. More...

Sweet Halloween statistics

Candy reigns supreme on Halloween. Candy compels trickor treaters young and old to don costumes and spend hours scouring neighborhoods for the best treats. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Some family members not invited to wedding

Dear Annie: Your help is needed to resolve a family problem. One of my granddaughters, “Mackenzie,” called to say she is getting married in a few weeks. This will be a small wedding, as she and her fiance do not have a lot of money. More...

Hints from Heloise

A memorial or a mess

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about memorials: More...

Special Sections

Warmer temps will end today

Though no temperature records were broken over the weekend, it will be a jolt to the system after a cold front comes through this week, bringing temperatures back to near-normal highs for this time of year. More...

Paranormal investigation takes place at county library

The rooms of the Huntingdon County Library are filled with tales, most of which are found within the pages of the books housed within, but a group of Saturday night visitors sought a story of a different sort. More...

Community band forming for winter

The Huntingdon Community Band has been a staple of the sounds of summer in the county for 27 years, and this year the band has decided to branch out to the winter season for the very first time.  More...

State  Free Access 

Study finds victim race factor in imposing death sentences

HARRISBURG (AP) — A new study of capital punishment in Pennsylvania found that death sentences are more common when the victim is white and less frequent when the victim is black.  More...

Man convicted in shots fired near Walmart

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A man has been convicted of almost all of the charges he faced in shots fired with a semi-automatic rifle outside a northeastern Pennsylvania shopping center two years ago.  More...

Budget fight will come with its own price tag

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania state government’s projected $2.2 billion deficit, and a protracted fight over how to fix it, will come with its own special price tag.  The final cost is a moving target, and whether or how the fight w More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Oct. 23   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  Al-Anon o Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Patriots toy with Falcons; Cowboys romp over 49ers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the New England Patriots toyed with the Atlanta Falcons — sound familiar? — 23-7 in a fog-filled Super Bowl rematch Sunday night that wasn’t particularly super. More...

Defense leads Steelers past Bengals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden spent his first few weeks in Pittsburgh trying to fit into a new locker room after spending seven seasons in Cleveland. The two-time Pro Bowl cornerback had little trouble adjusting. More...

Altuve and Astros against Dodgers

World Series:

Big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander. Playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner.  A pair of 100-win teams for the first time in nearly a half-century. Hollywood Walk of Fame vs. Texans who wear the star. More...

Senior Spotlight

Seniors make a unique contribution

Seniors are one of the fastest-growing population groups in Canada. In 1998, there were an estimated 3.7 million Canadians aged 65 and over. More...

Do rainy day planning while the sun is still shining

The old adage of having no guarantees in life “except for death and taxes” eventually comes true for everyone. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 8:12 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017: More...

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