June 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Oregon 4-Hers experience sights of county

It’s a culmination of a two-year experience, as teens from Klamath County, Oregon, have made their way to Huntingdon County to see local and historic sights of the East Coast as part of the 4-H Exchange Program. More...

Local News

Garage lost to fire

Emergency crews responded on the scene of a working garage fire at 7098 Standing Stone Road in Miller Township around 5:15 p.m. Friday. Volunteers from Stone Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Police Log

Theft TODD TWP. — A 30-year-old Dover, Pennsylvania, man reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone removed his trail camera on Oxbow Pass between May 1 and June 16. More...

News of Yesteryear

New liquor regulation sidesteps alcohol rationing

75 Years Ago  Eighty-six students in Huntingdon High School qualified for the honor roll during the sixth and final marking period of the 1942- 43 term, school officials announced today.  More...

General News

NASA’s top climate scientist in 1998 predicted global warming

NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn’t. NASA’s top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. More...

Gunman wounds two, fatally shot by bystander

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — A gunman wounded two people before being fatally shot by a bystander at a Walmart store in Washington state Sunday evening.  The incident happened about 5 p.m. in Tumwater.  More...

Hundreds of children wait in border patrol facility

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. More...

People/Pastimes

Must-have recipes for your summer soirees

Summer is all about enjoying the warm weather with family and friends, but even with the longer summer days, the season can feel short for many. More...

Host a better-for-you barbecue

A traditional backyard barbecue is typically filled with a wide array of tempting foods that make it hard to keep a healthy eating plan on track. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Virgo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 19, 2018: More...

Special Sections

Lunch program returns to MU

While the halls and classrooms of Mount Union Area High School are quiet this time of year, the cafeteria is abuzz with busy cooks and hungry diners. More...

Church organist recognized for 50 years of service

For 50 years, the sounds of music emanating from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon, marking momentous occasions in the life of the congregation have been the work of organist, Carolyn Shope of Three Springs. More...

Boat dealers predict good summer sales

With summer’s official arrival later this week, boating season is in full swing. More...

State  Free Access 

Warner Bros. crackdown puts dark mark over Potter festivals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Warner Bros. is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals around the country, saying it’s necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity. More...

Jury selection slated for 1991 homicide case

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to start Monday in a homicide trial in the disappearance of a central Pennsylvania woman a quarter-century ago whose body has never been found.  More...

House fire kills woman, injures kids, firefighters

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 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

Craig homers, but Curve lose 9-1

Will Craig capped off a mammoth week with another home run for the Altoona Curve’s only score in a 9-1 loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Sunday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Correa and Gattis lead Astros to 11th straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros won their 11th straight game, finishing off a 10-0 trip by rallying past the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Sunday. More...

Five Cardinal pitchers combine to blank Cubs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, Matt Carpenter homered and St. Louis snapped a season-high four-game skid with a 5-0 win over Chicago. More...

Koreas to march together in Asian Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Athletes from the rival Koreas will march together under a single flag in the opening and closing ceremonies of the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, officials said Monday, in another tension-easing step since last we More...

Senior Spotlight

Steps involved with estate planning

Although inevitable, death is an emotional subject that’s difficult to discuss. More...

How to build and maintain strong bones

Osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become weakened and brittle over time, affects millions of people across the globe. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Deciding on whether to have kids

Dear Annie: How does one know whether she wants children? For my whole life, I haven’t been sure, but I figured I’d know eventually. Now I’m in my late 20s and not any closer to making up my mind.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Tired of giving to everyone

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about being bombarded by organizations asking for money: “Dear Heloise: I understand that charities and other worthwhile organizations need money to operate, but I’m tired of the weekly phone calls More...

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