May 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASB ‘on the fence’ about proposed tax hike

With a week to go before they have to act on next year’s proposed budget, Mount Union Area School Board members are divided on whether to bump the tax rate.  More...

TM board recognizes student representative

After obtaining additional cost information to replace the press box at its athletic field and taking into consideration the state of its budget at this time, a recommendation was made to the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday night that it consider More...

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Local students learn tennis tactics from Alexandria club

For the fourth year, the Alexandria Community Tennis Association took tennis to Juniata Valley Elementary School. More...

Smithfield Twp. Supervisors work out subdivision confusion

There was a bit of confusion during Monday night’s monthly meeting of the Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors. The confusion surrounded the approval for a building subdivision application for Graystone Court owner Jeff Long. More...

Walker Twp. approves campground opening

The Walker Township Supervisors were pleased to approve the opening of Reed’s Campground at their monthly meeting Monday. More...

World  Free Access 

Man freed on bond, but must write book reports

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — A man charged in an undercover sting operation in Northern California that ended in gunfire has been ordered released on bond on the condition that he read and write book reports.  U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, May 15   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Grand tour

Penn State Football Caravan:

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Bill O’Brien has quickly put to rest any notion that he plans to stick around as long as the last Penn State football coach.  Don’t expect his tenure in Happy Valley to last 46 years.  More...

Thunder alley

Oklahoma City routs Lakers in opener

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the second time in less than a week, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers must figure out how to fight back after a humbling loss.  Bryant responded the first time by calling out his teammates for lackluster effo More...

Rangers stymie Devils in game one

NEW YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 21 shots by the New Jersey Devils that got through to him. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday to Casey Alan Edwards who turns 6 years old today, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. His proud parents are Cory Edwards of Petersburg and Rena Brenneman of Huntingdon. More...

Student News

Local students perform in Lock Haven choir concert

The Lock Haven University choirs, directed by Professor Ronald Miller and accompanied by Kathleen Malenke, held a concert at the Price Performance Center April 29.  More...

Carper family enjoys 79th reunion

The descendants of Adam and Annie (Whippo) Carper met July 10 for the 79th annual Carper Family Reunion at the Stone Creek Valley Lions Club. There were 134 members and guests in attendance.  More...

Healthy Living

Simple Ways To Reduce Fatigue

Fatigue can indicate a host of things. Men and women who are overworked feel fatigue, as do men and women whose diet is low on nutrition. More...

MISTAKES MEN MAKE IN THE GYM

Though the clientele at most gyms and .tness facilities is no longer dominated by over-the-top body builders, the atmosphere at many .tness centers is still somewhat of a throwback to the early days of weightlifting. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Leftover Wine  Freeze the wine left over after company (that bit in the bottle). Put it in zipper baggies to add to your sauces, etc.  More Absorbent Towels  More...

Annie's Mailbox

You cannot make this happen!

Dear Annie: My brotherin law, “Travis,” has been in a relationship with his girlfriend, “Kristin,” for eight years. They now have two young children. Kristin has cheated on him too many times to count and continues to do so. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun is Taurus and a Moon is in Aries all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 16, 2012:  More...

Friends recall county activist

Harold Lockhoff dies at 83

The Huntingdon County agricultural community lost one of its biggest advocates Monday with the passing of Harold L. Lockhoff. More...

Broad Top Twp. Supervisors honored by state Land Trust

The Bedford County municipality of Broad Top Township has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Land Trust for the supervisors’ “leadership and commitment in protecting our natural resources.”  One of two municipalities across th More...

Special delivery

Junior firefighter Alex Brindle helps unload a one-ton supply of Idaho potatoes for the Mount Union Fire Co. carnival where the “Big Dogs” of Co. More...

State  Free Access 

Medal of Honor coming to family of soldier

HICKORY (AP) — Rose Mary Sabo-Brown’s “museum” is getting one more piece of hardware.  Brown will accept the Medal of Honor, the nation’s higher military decoration, on behalf of her late husband, Spc. Leslie H. More...

Broad coalition sets goals for corrections reform

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania should divert more low-risk criminals to programs outside of prison and speed up the process of releasing inmates judged eligible for parole, leaders of a corrections reform coalition said Monday.  More...

Ex-Rep. DeWeese begins prison term for corruption

HARRISBURG (AP) — Former longtime House Democratic leader Bill DeWeese on Monday beganservinga2 1/2-to-fiveyear prison term for corruption.  DeWeese, 62, reported to Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg around 1 p.m., a halfhour ahead of th More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Stewart L. Kurtz announces candidacy for district attorney

75 Years Ago  Patriotic citizens of Trough Creek have arranged for the annual observance of Memorial Day this year. More...

Local Sports

Holiday Bowl League Champions Tournament winners

The Holiday Bowl held its Tournament of League Champions Monday with 11 out of 17 eligible teams participating. All leagues were represented this year and the format allowed all cycle winners to participate. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Changes, Changes, Changes Yesterday, Monday, May 14, signaled the mid-point of the spring gobbler season. For the remainder of the season, we can now hunt until one-half hour after sunset. More...

Lions sweep ’Cats

High School Boys’ Volleyball:

Huntingdon put together one of its better efforts of the season Monday evening. Unfortunately, it was at unbeaten Mid-State League frontrunner Altoona.  More...

Editorial

Hats off and helmets on

As some of you may have noticed (in part because I do not cut a very svelte figure), as of late I have started riding my bicycle through the streets and alleys of both Huntingdon Borough and the area of Smithfield Township on the other side of the Ju More...

Hysteria wins and consumers lose

It was like the old horror movie when a black blob descended from the sky causing people to flee in the city streets. More...

What others are saying

Altoona, Harrisburg, both are busted; is DuBois next?

DuBois isn’t anywhere near bankruptcy, as far as we know.  Neither are Brockway, Reynoldsville, Sykesville, Brookville, Ridgway, St. Marys or Clearfield, unless someone is keeping something very, very secretive.  More...

Chatter Box

Lots of reasons to celebrate

We always say it, but “time flies, doesn’t it?” Did anyone read Saturday’s News of Yesteryear in The Daily News? More...

Doctor K

Spinal tap gives clues to brain, spinal cord health

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor wants me to have a spinal tap to help confirm a diagnosis. What happens during a spinal tap?  More...

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