Kayla Handy

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Walker Twp. Supervisors pledge Southside support

   During their monthly meeting last week, Walker Township Supervisors agreed to write a letter to the school board in support of keeping Southside Elementary School open.  Full Story

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HASD parents seek alternative venues for students

   With the ongoing discussion to schedule a Section 780 hearing regarding the permanent closure of Southside Elementary School and an entire district grade realignment, several parents have already made the decision to remove their child from the Hunti Full Story

Mother waives misdemeanor charges hearing

   Several cases were waived to the higher courts this past week, including the case of a parent who allegedly offered two of her children, ages 17 and 16, marijuana to smoke in her home.  Full Story

Administrators laud NIE program

   This school year, approximately 5,000 students in five area school districts will be encouraged to go “old school,” and pick up a newspaper thanks to The Daily News’ Newspaper In Education program.  It’s a program in whic Full Story

Defendants accepted into ARD program

   Merely five defendants were accepted into the Accelerated Disposition Rehabilitation (ARD) program during criminal court last week, a majority of defendants entering into the program on non- DUI charges.  Full Story

Judge revoke defendant’s SIP privileges

   Defendants facing various drug delivery, possession and assault charges were sentenced last week during criminal court, with one individual resentenced on his charges after having his state intermediate punishment program privileges revoked as a resu Full Story

Judge sentences woman following guilty plea

   After facing charges relating to an incident in which the defendant was seen defecating in Portstown Park with several children in close proximity, a Huntingdon woman entered a guilty plea to two out of four misdemeanor and summary charges in court l Full Story

Case scheduled for January jury selection

   A child pornography case that was taken over by the state Attorney General’s office will return to court Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, for jury selection.  Full Story


Residents complete state police training

   Two local residents have taken the oath to protect and defend the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as two of the graduating cadets in the 153rd Pennsylvania State Police cadet class.  Full Story

HASB members to hold meeting

   After receiving positive feedback from parents during Tuesday night’s brainstorming session to discuss alternatives to closing Southside Elementary School, members of the Huntingdon Area School Board have scheduled a special meeting to approve Full Story

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