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College enrollment down, retention up

Fall enrollment numbers at Juniata College have seen a steady decrease for the past several years. As the new school year begins, administration hopes to see a flat line or increase in student numbers.  More...

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Local News

Correction

In a recent story about the monthly Broad Top Township Supervisors’ meeting, it was incorrectly reported the supervisors agreed to approve a loan with M&T Bank for a proposed sewer project in the Cypher area.  More...

Man’s case held for higher court

Seats in central court were filled Wednesday afternoon, one week after a nearly empty central court session.  Magisterial District Judge Douglas Gummo presided over a variety of cases, holding several of them to higher court while waiving others More...

Police Log

Burglary   PORTER TWP. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating a burglary that took place Aug. 6.  DUI   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 17   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

H.S. Golf Preview:

Experienced Bearcats look to keep improving

Things have been a bit tough in recent years for the Huntingdon golf team. More...

Sea Dogs nip Curve 6-1

The Altoona Curve fell behind early and lost to the Portland Sea Dogs 6-1 Wednesday night at Hadlock Field.  The Curve (63-57) were held to just three hits through the first six innings before scratching out a run on four hits in the seventh, bu More...

Editorial

Around the State

By The Associated Press  Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  Honeybees bounce back, Aug. 8   More...

Op-Ed

Talking about a revolution

It’s long been clear that if we want to avoid catastrophic climate disruption on a scale that threatens human civilization, we need to leave vast amounts of fossil fuels in the ground.  More...

You Should Know

Q: In a debate or argument, if someone says a person is “attacking a straw man,” what does that mean?  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H and FFA champions recognized in Johnson Hall

Huntingdon County 4-H and FFA members were busy doing more than just raising livestock for the Huntingdon County Fair and during fair week, Johnson Hall displayed proof of that.  Johnson Hall is dedicated to the display of youth projects and was More...

Open rabbits judged at fair

Rabbit department superintendent Lois Rawlings took home the Best in Show rosette during the open rabbit judging Aug. More...

Bidders support dairy scholarship

State alternate Dairy Princess Katie Anderson helped present the grand champion and reserve champion milk, as well as a trunk of dairy items to the highest bidders during the Junior Livestock Sale Au More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sad about growing older

Dear Annie: I’m 81 years old. Of all the issues I read about regarding seniors, no one seems to acknowledge this one, and I just know I am not alone in this: the grief of trying to come to grips with the fact that I am old.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 18, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Eclipse event planned at JC  Free Access 

Monday, Aug. 21, will mark the first time a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States since 1918, and Dr. More...

Athlete eligibility addressed in JVSD

Members of the Juniata Valley School Board had a discussion about upping the standards regarding student eligibility in extra-curricular activities at their monthly meeting Wednesday evening.  More...

MUASB members OK laptops lease

The Mount Union Area School Board acted on a technology lease during a special meeting Wednesday night after postponing the move to accommodate the recent refinancing of a bond.  By unanimous vote, the board voted to approve a four-year agreemen More...

Habitat efforts result in successful nesting

Efforts to improve important map turtle habitat near Mount Union during the spring and early summer appear to have been successful.  Map turtles, Graptemys geographica, inhabit ponds, rivers and lakes, with a strong preference for rivers, throu More...

Obituaries

World  Free Access 

Lebanon VA surgeon helps veterans live normal lives

LEBANON (AP) — The first time Vietnam War Army veteran Dennis Korzi needed a shoulder replacement, he trusted his doctor’s recommendation for a surgeon.  More...

General News

Thousands rally against white supremacy, bigotry

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of people rallying against white supremacists have marched through the streets of downtown Philadelphia.  More...

Child seeks to convince parents to get a dog

Dear Doctor: I’m 12 years old, and I really want to get a dog. Can you help me find some studies to convince my mom and dad about the benefits of having a dog?  More...

News of Yesteryear

Spire falls from steeple after lightning damage

75 Years Ago  Clifford Locke, 47, Maddensville, is a patient in the J.C. Memorial Hospital suffering from a compound fracture of the left jaw and numerous bruises sustained in a fight at Maddensville on Sunday morning.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Puig’s two-run double gives Dodgers 5-4 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig’s two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night for their second comeback win in two games.  Puig sent a 3-2 pitch fro More...

Little League World Series:

Youngsters are ready to show some power

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

Red Sox rally to beat Cardinals

Red Sox 5, Cardinals 4  BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts lined a two-run double off the left-field wall with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that lifted Boston past St. Louis 5-4.  More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone members seek players for bingo

The officers and chairpersons of the Standing Stone Senior Center met Aug. 10 to discuss upcoming events. President Jim Park called the meeting to order.  Minutes from the June meeting were read by the committee and approved. More...

‘Steppin’ Out in Time’ gets toes tapping

Attention all you ambitious, senior dancers: if you love toe-tappin’ music from decades past, check out “Steppin’ Out in Time” which began July 16, and runs through Wednesday, Sept. More...

Bricktown seniors hold general membership meeting

President Selwyn “Bud” Parks opened the Aug. 2 meeting with a word of prayer offered by Dorothy Emery, followed by recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Minutes from the July meeting were read by secretary Susan Fisher. More...

NASCAR

MICHIGAN

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. ‘Mr. Two Mile’ again  Kyle Larson is on one of the strangest winning streaks in NASCAR history. He not only has a three-race win streak at Michigan, but his four career Cup wins have come on 2-mile tracks. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Title preview?   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves  Best bet to squeeze in a win before the playoffs? GODSPEAK: Chase Elliott will win at Richmond and springboard into the playoffs. More...

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