December 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas tree safety can prevent house fires

As the countdown continues to Christmas Day, more and more families have picked out the perfect Christmas tree, from short and stout to tall and lean. More...

Experts urge caution for traveling shoppers

Even with the advent of online shopping, there are still a lot of holiday gift buyers who would rather take to the stores to find the perfect gift.  With just one week left in the holiday shopping season, considerably more drivers are on the roa More...

Local News

Defendants enter guilty pleas in court

Defendants entered guilty pleas during a recent session of criminal court, ranging in crimes of theft, assault and drug charges. More...

Police Log

Harassment   MAPLETON BORO. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating a harassment incident that took place Dec. 15.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Santa Claus comes to visit Mapleton

75 Years Ago  The Mount Union Council of Defense today plugged the last gap in its local command organization by concluding a defense agreement which makes a commander who directs civilian protection. C.B. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Patriots rally behind Gronkowski to beat Steelers ... again

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New England Patriots have built a dynasty on second chances. More...

Oregon rally falls short in 38-28 loss to Boise State

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cedrick Wilson caught 10 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown, Kekaula Kaniho returned an interception 53 yards for a score and No. 25 Boise State beat Oregon 38-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl. More...

Golden Knights top Panthers 5-2

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Erik Haula scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Florida Panthers 5-2 Sunday. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Dilemma at Christmastime

Dear Annie: I know this is short notice, seeing as my question is about Christmas, but I’m hoping that you can publish an answer. I’m quite sure there are others in my shoes.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017: More...

Smaller projects focus of Habitat

Right now, volunteers with Huntingdon County Habitat for Humanity are between builds, so they’ve decided to do smaller projects for those in need. More...

Fire destroys Dublin Twp. home

Little to nothing remains of a two-story cabin-style dwelling that was completely consumed by fire early Sunday morning. The blaze broke out shortly after 1 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 18 AIDS Intervention o The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944- 2982. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon third, Mount Union eighth

Trojans’ Boozel and Todaro finish second

Huntingdon and Mount Union did it in different ways, but both had successful performances and top 10 finishes at the Panther Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournaments at Mount Aloysius in Cresson.  More...

Hughesville rallies past Hornets

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Juniata Valley appeared to have a win in hand against Hughesville in the consolation game of the Hollidaysburg Roundball Classic Saturday. More...

Junior High Results

Girls’ BasketballHuntingdon 21Clearfield 19 Huntingdon limited host Cleafield to just two points in the opening quarter Friday afternoon and turned a twopoint halftime lead into a 21-19 victory. More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon Dance Academy

The cast of this year’s production of The Nutcracker by Huntingdon Dance Academy included 11 sets of siblings, front row, from the left, Ajay Kowalski, Vylet Eichelberger, Jillian Tanner, Emily More...

Bake up some Christmas cookie party perfection

The next best thing to baking cookies for many home chefs is baking cookies with friends. More...

Senior Spotlight

Make vacations and travel a key component of retirement

When the time comes to bid farewell to conference calls, meetings and daily commutes, retirees have open schedules to .ll with whichever activities they choose. Travel is one exciting way to pass the time. More...

Retirement saving for late bloomers

Today’s young professionals hear about the importance of saving for retirement seemingly from the moment they are hired.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Think before gifting pets

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about gifting an animal for Christmas. — Heloise More...

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