February 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Center’s project could begin soon

The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) is moving closer to starting its expansion project later this year. More...

HCCTC open house showcases student work

An open house at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) Thursday night was an opportunity for students to showcase their work and educate the public on the valuable education provided at the center. More...

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Local News

Frigid temperatures expected this weekend

Folks may be questioning Punxsutawney Phil’s judgment call for an early spring this weekend, as temperatures drop to the lowest all winter. More...

Budget proposal calls for more Extension funding

Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2016- 2017 budget proposal earlier this week contained some good news for the Penn State Cooperative Extension in the form of increased funding for Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. More...

Three accused robbers to head to trial together

Three men accused of robbing a Dublin Township convenience store will go to trial together later this year. More...

World  Free Access 

Young adults swipe right, but is it just a game?

NEW YORK (AP) — Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating. Credit mobile dating apps such as Tinder, which incorporate fun elements and are dead simple to use. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 12 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Indiana knocks off Iowa

Men’s Basketball:

Ind. (AP) — Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell scored 14 points and Troy Williams added 13 and Indiana rallied to upset No. 4 Iowa 85-78 on Thursday night after blowing a big lead. More...

Kenya being investigated

UNDATED (AP) — Kenya is being investigated for breaching the world anti-doping code, WADA said, and could be declared non-compliant in a matter of weeks. More...

Ovechkin hat trick powers Caps over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored three times in the second period for his 14th career hat trick, and the Washington Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night. More...

People/Pastimes

RSVP: Eye Care Agency of Huntingdon County

The Eye Care Agency of Huntingdon County provides a valuable service to low-income families in need of vision care. The agency is also an RSVP station with volunteer needs focused on a diverse range of skills. More...

Happy Anniversary

Calvin couple celebrates golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Dwight and Bonnie (Grubb) Stubbs of Calvin and formerly of Huntingdon who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. They were united in marriage in 1966 by the Rev. More...

Send greetings to . . .

A card shower is being held in honor of Ron and Barb Detwiler who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. They would love to hear from family and friends on their special day. More...

School News

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology announces dean’s list

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology recently announced the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. Local students named to the dean’s list include Gary Smith of Three Springs. Smith is the son of Doug and Tonya Smith of Three Springs More...

Williamsburg High School Honor Rolls

Williamsburg High School has released the list of honor rolls students for the second marking period of the 2015- 16 school years as follows: High Honors Grade 7 Garrett Nicewonger. Honors More...

HASD kindergarten registration set

Kindergarten registration dates for children who will be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2016, have been scheduled. Registration is by appointment only. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Special salad dressings Whenever I use canned fruit, I save the juice that’s packed with the fruit. I add some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and spices. Then I pour the mixture into an old salad dressing bottle. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Unique floral arrangement

Dear Readers: Here is a little secret of mine: When I SEND FLOWERS to friends, especially three longtime girlfriends since we all share April birthdays, I send one bouquet to me, too! I know I’ll get flowers! More...

Center, hospital plans expanding

Broad Top Area Medical Center and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital officials Thursday evening jubilantly announced that collaboration between the two is breathing new life into the 43-year-old Broad Top City medical facility. More...

Upgrades to 911 are county priority

The Huntingdon County Commissioners told members of the county’s 911 Policy Board Thursday their top priority is bringing the county’s 911 system up to date. More...

Volunteers taught to operate shelters

The American Red Cross depends on volunteers as it mobilizes during emergencies, which makes trainings like the one held Thursday night at Mapleton-Union Elementary School invaluable. More...

Senator asks Congress to pass Zika proposal

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. called on Congress to support and pass President Barack Obama’s proposal for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus in a conference call Thursday. More...

State  Free Access 

Ex-president’s lawsuits target Penn State, Sandusky report

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State’s ex-president has sued the university, saying it reneged on an agreement they struck when he stepped down in 2011, and filed another claiming former FBI director Louis Freeh defamed him through a blisteringly More...

Girl pleads guilty to plotting mom’s death

ALLENTOWN (AP) — A 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl accused of plotting with her soldier boyfriend to kill her mother pleaded guilty Thursday in a deal with prosecutors. More...

Police chief to fire officer in Heinz Field arrest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city police chief wants to fire an officer who allegedly roughed up a drunk man he arrested at a high school championship football game in November, the Pittsburgh’s police union attorney said. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

New Walmart experiences large crowds of shoppers

75 Years Ago German sources claimed that 14 British planes were shot down in an attempted large-scale daylight raid across the English Channel. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats blast New Hope 70-12

PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling:

The Huntingdon wrestling team made its debut in the 2016 PIAA Class AA Dual Tournament Thursday afternoon with a dominant performance. More...

Tussey rally falls short of Panthers

High School Boys’ Basketball:

High school rivalries are what it’s all about and the passion and excitement were evident in Saxton Thursday. The ‘Backyard Brawl’ between Tussey Mountain and Northern Bedford lived up to the hype once again. More...

Rockets, Mustangs beat Hornets

High School Wrestling:

In a matchup of area wrestling teams last night Southern Huntingdon traveled to Alexandria to take on the Hornets. More...

Press Club

SHC janitorial staff ‘makes it shine’

Oct. 2 is Custodian Appreciation Day. Why only one day? Why not every day? At Southern Huntingdon County High School, a full daylight team is on the job every day from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then the night shift arrives and works from 3-11 p.m. More...

JV Sustainability Club makes healthy strides

Having healthy habits in a daily routine is extremely important. Even small changes such as eating an apple instead of a donut, or walking to the coffee shop instead of driving, can make a huge difference. More...

Calvary teens enjoy winter retreat

Winter retreat is always a highlight for the teens of Calvary Independent Baptist Church and Calvary Christian Academy. Twenty-six Calvary teenagers were given the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing weekend at Laurel Lake Camp in Reading Feb. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Guilt-ridden people can become defensive

Dear Annie: My only sibling has stopped speaking to me. My brother had a son 26 years ago. He claims he knew nothing about the child until I told him six months ago that he should take responsibility for his oldest son. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Aries if born before 6:35 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in TAURUS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016: More...

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