We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

It became easy, in recent years, to dismiss him as the wisecracking grandpa of the American comic book, a past-his-prime gimmick who cameoed alongside Earth’s angstiest superheroes in the high-grossing Marvel blockbusters of the past decade.

The winter season is typically one of the busiest times of the year for travelers. While millions prepare to hit the road to visit family and see sights they may never have seen before, there’s one essential travel tip that cannot be overlooked: the proper tires.

Veterans Day, once known as Armistice Day, was first celebrated on November 11, 1919, the anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1928, the United States Congress passed a resolution for Armistice Day to be an annual observation, and by 1938, the day became a national holiday.

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Waylon Robert McKim, who turned 7 years old Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. His very proud parents are Darin and Jenna McKim. Waylon is the grandson of Dennis and Terri McKim of Huntingdon, Dennis and Deb Kennedy of Petersburg and Bill and Ruth Edmiston of Ale…

One of the most highly-decorated World War II veterans in central Pennsylvania was honored with a lifetime achievement award Sunday night at the annual Veterans Day banquet hosted by the Blue Juniata VFW Post 5754, and the Simpson-Hunt American Legion Post 107, both in Mount Union.

A Huntingdon County native is working to promote world peace and friendship through wildlife conservation and land management in Central Mexico as part of her mission with the Peace Corps.

Members of the Huntingdon County Foundation presented the Huntingdon Forum of Churches and the Huntingdon Salvation Army each with a $1,000 donation from the David Goodman Endowment Fund to benefit their respective emergency fuel funds. Taking part in the presentation were, from the left, fo…

Girl Scouts, from the left, Emily States, Sophie Fisher-Sneath and Audrey Merrell, all members of Girl Scout Troop 40203, worked to pick up trash at Huntingdon recently.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 40203, including Olivia Merrell, right, and Taylor Querry took part in a cleanup effort at Weaver Park in Huntingdon recently.

Audrey Merrell, right, and Sophie Fisher-Sneath, both members of Girl Scout Troop 40203, Huntingdon, worked to clean up Weaver Park in Huntingdon recently.

Area Boy Scouts spent part of Nov. 3, doing their part to help local families by rounding up donations for the annual Scouting for Food campaign. Above, member of Cub Scout Pack 248, Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon, load up a truck bed with donations given by residents between 12th …

Courtney Herman, right, recently donated a length of her hair to Locks of Love with help from stylist Teri Morningstar of In-Style Styling Salon, Huntingdon. Herman said she wanted to donate her hair to help someone with cancer who is in need.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 71, Saltillo, visited Gettysburg recently, where they toured the battlefield, camped out and hiked two trails, one eight miles long and the other 13 miles. Those participating include, front row, Joey Barnish; back row, from the left, Trey Bennett, Evan Herrington,…

The Saltillo Lions Club held their annual Pass, Punt and Kick competition for Southern Huntingdon area youth Oct. 28. Winners in three divisions for the competition were, front row, from the left, age 8 and under winners, Laine Kent (second place), Jackson Parks (first place) and Jacob Worth…

The Juniata Valley Senior Center hosted its board and membership meeting Oct. 17. The meeting was called to order by vice president Kathryn Hawn, who then led the group in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

The view of the confluence of the Juniata River and Stone Creek, with the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge was one many local residents correctly identified in the Oct. 31 What and Where Wednesday column. Those who responded included Glenn Scott of Mount Union, John Hawn of Huntingdon, Kimbe…

Pat Kepple, a volunteer for the Huntingdon County Humane Society, got into the spirit of the 1960s at the Dance Your Tail Off event Friday night at the Huntingdon Country Club.

Bill Maul of Chalk and the Erasers performed a selection of classic rock and roll favorites Friday night at the Dance Your Tail Off event held at the Huntingdon Country Club.

Karl and Connie Lang danced to the music of Chalk and the Erasers Friday night at Dance Your Tail Off, a benefit for the Huntingdon County Humane Society, Friday night.

The original members of Chalk and the Erasers, from the left, Alan Coughenour, George Wetmiller, Bill Maul and Greg Chalk, with keyboardist Doug Blubaugh, performed at “Dance Your Tail Off,” a benefit for the Huntingdon County Humane Society, Friday night at the Huntingdon Country Club.

Chalk and the Erasers was formed by classmates, from the left, Alan Coughenour, George Wetmiller, Bill Maul and Greg Chalk in 1968.

George Wetmiller, a member of Chalk and the Erasers, performed Friday night at the Huntingdon Country Club for the Dance Your Tail Off benefit event.

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Gene Hoffman of Huntingdon, who will celebrate her 97th birthday Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. Greetings may be sent to 303 Standing Stone Ave., Huntingdon, PA 16652.

Gary II and Alexis Kreider of James Creek are proud to announce the birth of their son, Lincoln Wayne Kreider, Nov. 1, 2018, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Lincoln weighed 7 pounds, 5.9 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Proud grandparents are Selena Ford and Ne…

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Bertie Keller of Petersburg, who will celebrate her 80th birthday Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. Greetings may be sent to 4773 McAlevys Fort Road, Petersburg, PA 16669.

Pack 248 and Troop 28 recently held a Court of Honor at the Stone Church of the Brethren. Senior Patrol Leader Nathaniel McClain was master of ceremonies. Scouts had a formal opening with Tyler Rader leading everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by Dasan Kristo with the Scout Oath an…

For those who are always on the go leading up to the holidays, the season can feel more like madness than merrymaking. From planning get-togethers to building out a perfect menu for the events, there can be difficulties for hosts and guests alike to ensure proper nutrition is still top of mind.

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Aria Kay Booher, who turns 3 years old today, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Her proud parents are David and Kayla Booher of Huntingdon. Aria is the granddaughter of Gerald and Kay Rosenberry and Greg Rosenberry, all of Shade Gap, Richard and Lisa Dohm of…

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Adalie Grace Bumbarger, who turns 5 years old today, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Her proud parents are Brock and Amber Bumbarger of Huntingdon. Adalie is the granddaughter of Chris and Judi Bumbarger of Saxton, Dave and Lori Winfield of Huntingdon and Bon…

Gearing up for a big crowd at your holiday festivities can provide moments of excitement, stress, fun and plenty of other emotions as the big dinner draws near. This year, avoid any nagging feelings of doubt with this step-by-step guide to prepare for large gatherings.

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Dakota Jane Rogers, who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Her proud parents are Frankie and Kimber Rogers of Huntingdon. Dakota has two siblings, Ayden and Braelyn. She is the granddaughter of Lori and Dave Winfield of Huntingdon a…

Carol Yoder took some time to relax as she waited for the cookies to bake during the annual Halloween cookie bake conducted by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Huntingdon County Salvation Army Oct. 22-23.

Well regarded etiquette experts say money, religion and politics should be avoided in polite conversation. But without those topics to discuss and debate, how can partygoers ignite conversation?