April 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Don’t wait for Social Security, other benefit checks in the mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting next year, the check will no longer be in the mail for millions of people who receive Social Security and other government benefits.  More...

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Local News

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative annual meeting draws about 900 consumers

HUNTINGDON — About 900 consumers attended the 2012 Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting, held April 13 at the Huntingdon Area High School.  The meeting focused on the co-op’s legacy of innovation and investment in local c More...

More trout fishing scenes

While not “elbow to elbow,” hundreds of fisherman were observed along the banks and in the Great Trough Creek stream at Trough Creek State Park on the first day of trout season Saturday. More...

Police Log

Burglaries   PORTER TWP. — State police at Huntingdon investigated a burglary that happened overnight Friday at Diner 22. Police say access was gained to the building by removing a screen and pushing out a window. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Broad Top Industrial Park breaks ground for SEPA, Inc. project

75 Years Ago  Shirley Township’s consolidated school building at Allenport was dedicated with a program when the auditorium was filled with patrons and friends of the school from all over the township. The guest speaker was J.Y. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 16   AIDS Intervention p 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. More...

Local Sports

’Cats blast JV in title game

High School Softball:

Coming into the 2012 season, Huntingdon senior Casey Baird needed just nine hits to become the Bearcats’ career hit leader.  More...

Altoona stops Bearcats 5-0

High School Baseball:

The Huntingdon baseball team did a lot of things right in Saturday evening’s semifinal matchup with Altoona in the Curve Classic Tournament at People’s Natural Gas Field, but still came away on the losing end of a 5-0 game.  More...

Tussey’s Bussard wins shot

High School Track:

Tussey Mountain had a number of athletes turn in solid performances Saturday at the annual Giant Eagle Invitational Track & Field Meet at Bedford.  Tussey’s girls finished eighth among the 16 teams entered in the meet with 21 points.&n More...

People/Pastimes

Snack sense:

How to satisfy cravings and still eat right

When was the last time you ate three meals in a day? What was the last snack you had? If you can answer the snack question faster than you can answer the meals question, it’s not surprising.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday to Taylor Nevaeh Kaye Eutzy who turns 3 years old today, Monday, April 16, 2012. Her very proud parents are Rick and Jessica Eutzy. She has a big sister, Madison, whom she adores. More...

Celebrate your child’s birthday in The Daily News

Celebrate your child’s birthday by putting his or picture in The Daily News. Following are guidelines for submitting information about your child and his or her special day.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 17, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Juniata College adds collection to its library

Michal Van Dommelen of Huntingdon vividly remembers her early childhood in Berlin, Germany, at the beginning of Adolph Hitler’s rise to power. More...

A ‘tail-wagging’ good time at Portstown

The rain held off for the canines, alpacas and humans alike at the inaugural “Bark in the Park” at Portstown Park in Huntingdon sponsored by the Huntingdon County Humane Society. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Would-be Casey opponents struggle to get noticed

PALMER (AP) — The people who showed up earlier this month to see a forum between Republicans vying for the party’s nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey seemed pleasantly surprised.  More...

In Pa. assembly primary, good year for incumbents

HARRISBURG (AP) — A safe prediction about the upcoming primary for seats in the Pennsylvania Legislature: April 24 will be a good day for incumbents.  Ten senators and 85 representatives face no opposition whatsoever this year, and the ot More...

World  Free Access 

Warnings credited in Midwest tornado outbreak

THURMAN, Iowa (AP) — Concerned that Midwesterners might be complacent after repeated tornado warnings came to nothing, forecasters issued a sternly worded alert, well in advance, that weekend storms could prove fatal.  The warnings caught More...

With infants in tow, a hunt for Madagascar’s lemur

ANDASIBE, Madagascar (AP) — The most charming animal I have ever seen apparently seduced my wife as well. More...

Chia seeds: Not just for ‘fur’ on clay critters

After decades adorning everything from a zoo-worthy collection of clay critters to presidential busts, ch-ch-chchia seeds finally are ready to ditch the kitsch.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

On the ropes

As fists fly, Flyers put Pens in 3-0 hole

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fists were flying faster than shots on goal. More...

Dodgers stay hot with bizarre win

MLB Round-up:

National League   Dodgers 5, padres 3  More...

No Kobe, no problem

Lakers 112, Mavericks 108  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Bynum had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Pau Gasol made back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their fourth straight game without Kobe Bryant, 112- 108 over the More...

Senior Spotlight

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

How to write your own last will and testament

Few people, young or old, look forward to writing a will. A will is not an easy subject to broach, but it is important to have documents in place to ease the burden for family members. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Stop worrying about his reputation!

Dear Annie: This past year has been hell in my marriage. My husband has gone out of his way to mistreat me. It has been eight years since we have had sex. He claims it’s due to a physical problem, but that’s not true. More...

Hints from Heloise

Use for more than one load?

Hints from Heloise ®

Dear Heloise: My hint is that I love using the DYETRAPPING IN-WASH CLOTHS, but they can be expensive. Sometimes, I’ll throw one in a load because I have one or two colored items and I’m not sure if their colors might run or not. More...

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