May 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials: County tourism strong, despite fuel prices, economy

The cost of gas and an unstable economy isn’t stopping vacationers from visiting Huntingdon County, reports Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) executive director Matt Price. More...

Local News

Veterans honored in Broad Top area

Despite a number of severe thunderstorms that raged through the area over the weekend, Monday turned out to be a perfect day for Memorial Day services across the region including ones held in the Bro More...

Area briefs

Blood donors needed   More...

Correction

In the May 24 edition of The Daily News, in the article regarding the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center’s Senior Awards Night, it stated Donovan Goss was the first recipient of the Huntingdon   More...

General News

Mt. Moriah Lodge registers over 200 into CHIP Program

Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 300, the local Masonic lodge, recently conducted one of the most successful community programs in the lodge’s history.  More...

Saxton Library

The library’s book sale will be held June 9, 11 and 12 during open hours. Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, June 6.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Orbisonia Lions Club celebrates 45th anniversary

75 Years Ago  Memorial Day exercises will be held Sunday afternoon, May 30, at 1 p.m. at Mill Creek. The McConnellstown band will furnish appropriate music and there will be a Memorial Day address by a speaker of note.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 30   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for information.  More...

Local Sports

Curve swat Richmond

Boosted by 14 hits from his offense, Altoona starter Brandon Cumpton earned his sixth win of the 2012 season with seven innings of one-run ball as the Curve returned home to Peoples Natural Gas field with a 6-1 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels More...

13 ’Cats on All-Mountain spring teams

A total of nine Huntingdon athletes were honored last evening as Mountain League spring sports all-stars.  The Bearcat softball team, which earned its first-ever berth in the District Six Class AAA championship game, had four players recognized. More...

Titans’ P. Swope and Lemin make SHL all-stars

Tussey Mountain’s Presley Swope and Morgan Lemin have been named to the 2012 Sideling Hill League all-star teams in baseball and softball, respectively.  Swope was one of 13 players named to the baseball all-star team, while Lemin was one More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Beeler-Mansberger

Erin Kelley Mansberger of Calvin and Gregory Paul Beeler of Mount Union were united in marriage March 30, 2012, at Trough Creek State Park with their families in attendance. The Rev. Dan Mansberger, father of the bride, officiated the 2 p.m. More...

Happy Birthday

80 YEARS OLD! Happy birthday to Earl T. Gearhart of McVeytown who turns 80 years old today, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Earl was married to the late Louise Wyland Gearhart, who was killed in the fiery explosion at Motel 22 on Sand Plant Hill in 1973. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIMES 2! Twin sisters, Jean Swanger, left, and Ellen Dell are celebrating their 80th birthday today, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Jean and Ellen are the daughters of the late Henry F. and Olive L. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Libra all day long.  More...

School districts look for savings

With the state cutting education budgets, school districts in Huntingdon County are trying to find ways to save money and generate revenue in their school districts.  More...

HASD elementary teachers sing praises for CD project

Standing Stone and Southside elementary schools are relatively small compared to most big city educational institutions, but music students at both schools are getting New York-style opportunities.  More...

Kids’ safety is summer priority

Since the end of August or the beginning of September (depending in which school district one lives) there has been one goal in mind for area school students — a day which Alice Cooper sang about, kids dreamed about and the day some parents hav More...

State  Free Access 

Pennsylvania company finds a reuse for Styrofoam

SCRANTON (AP) — Get a new TV, computer, Omaha Steaks or something else bulky in the mail and you will end up dealing with Styrofoam.  It’s difficult to recycle, and people had little choice but to break it up, force unwieldy pieces i More...

Groups urge Pa. to keep aid for disabled adults

HARRISBURG (AP) — Faith-based and community aid organizations from across Pennsylvania have swung into action to urge the Republican-controlled Legislature not to end a Depression-era program that provides about $200 a month for tens of thousan More...

Author’s ‘portable hope’ for cancer patients

YORK (AP) — Lynn Eib’s “50 Days of Hope” is a smallsized book that offers a lot of comfort for people battling cancer.  “I call it portable hope,” said Eib, 58, of Jackson Township. More...

Business News

HCBI looks to monopolize local experience

Change can be both exciting and daunting, but for Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI), new leadership means the opportunity for new growth.  More...

Top’s Diner mixes new with old

For Top’s Diner owner Rick Walker, the last six years have been wonderful. More...

Real Estate Transfers

May 9, 2012  Raymond K. Barley, Dorothy A. Barley and Dorothy A. Griffith, grantors, to Raymond K. Barley and Dorothy A. Barley, property in Brady Township, $1.  Express Exchange, LLC, grantor, to Robert B. Stallard and Linda L. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Spurs go two-up on Thunder

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs are making this look way too easy.  Parker had 34 points and eight assists, Manu Ginobili added 20 points and the Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 victory over the More...

Reds knock around Morton’s sinker

National League Round-up:

Reds 8, Pirates 1  PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jay Bruce had three hits, including a pair of doubles, Todd Frazier drove in two runs to cap an eventful day and the Reds cruised by the Pirates.  Homer Bailey (4-3) gave up one run on four hits, w More...

Phillies’ Halladay is out 6-8 weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay is expected to miss six to eight weeks because of a strained right shoulder, the latest major setback for the five-time NL East champions.  Halladay was put on the 15-day disabled list More...

School News

Local students graduate from Pennsylvania College of Technology

Local students were among those who received degrees from the Pennsylvania College of Technology during its spring commencement ceremonies May 11-12 at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport. Receiving degrees were:  • Thomas C. More...

Wenner spends semester abroad

Olivia A. Wenner, a sophomore English major at Lebanon Valley College, spent the spring 2012 semester in New Zealand as part of the college’s study abroad program.  More...

Juniata College releases Spring 2012 dean’s list

Juniata College recognizes grade point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0. Below are local students who achieved this academic honor:  • Jessica Beckstrom of Huntingdon, daughter of Dr. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We don’t believe it’s enough!

Dear Annie: I’m a 58-yearold woman, and I’m concerned about my year-old granddaughter.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A standard of measurement

Dear Heloise: I use clear glass measuring cups. It is a bother to bend over to CHECK THE LEVEL OF LIQUIDS that I need to measure, especially if using a heavy bottle of vegetable oil or a half-gallon of milk. More...

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