June 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Setting history

A crowd gathered along River Road in Porter Township at 7 a.m. today to watch as crews from J.D. More...

Tussey board expects request to raise taxes

While neighboring school districts have already passed preliminary budgets for the coming school year, Tussey Mountain School Board officials are waiting to see if Gov. Tom Corbett passes the state’s budget at the end of the month. More...

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Local News

Walker Twp. closer to passing weight limit ordinance

A weight limit ordinance for township roads has been a recurring topic of discussion at recent Walker Township meetings, and supervisors came one step closer to passing a mandate Monday evening.  “It’s time to get this done,” s More...

Council encourages MUMA to explore refinancing loan

Mount Union Borough Council has given its blessing for the municipal authority to make necessary preparations to refinance a nearly 20-year-old water project loan.  Council was presented information at its monthly meeting last week about the pot More...

Area brief

Ride to support Wounded Warriors Project   MOUNT UNION — A 40-mile ride to support the Wounded Warrior Project will be held Saturday, June 16, beginning at the Hill Valley Inn, 14679 Hill Valley Road, Mount Union.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Smithfield Township Supervisors raise sewer rates

75 Years Ago  Appointment of Richard H. Krissinger, Somerset, as treasurer of Somerset County, succeeding the late George Longridge, was announced last night by Gov. George H. Earle. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 12   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 

King's crown

LA clinches Stanley Cup in game six

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Brown practically snatched the Stanley Cup away from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, skating directly to center ice and thrusting it skyward.  More...

Nadal finishes seventh title

French Open Tennis:

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal has caused so many others sleepless nights at Roland Garros. This time, though, it was his turn to do the tossing and turning.  The bad weather. The unpredictable bounces. More...

James and Durant in spotlight as each seeks first ring

NBA Finals:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James versus Kevin Durant. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday to Elizabeth Anne Lane who turns 10 years old today, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Her proud parents are Scott and Elaine Lane of Fort Mill, S.C. More...

Simple springtime toss

Take advantage of the season by incorporating fresh produce and easy-to-prepare pierogies into your menu. Pierogies replace garlic bread in this version of an Italian bruschetta. More...

Celebrate anniversaries in The Daily News

Commemorate a wedding anniversary in print by submitting stories and photos to The Daily News.  More...

School News

Leitzell completes studies at Wilson College

Kristen M. Leitzell of McConnellstown graduated cum laude from Wilson College in Chambersburg with a bachelor of science degree in equestrian studies and equine facilitated therapeutics May 20.  Leitzell is the daughter of Susan N. More...

DuBois Business College graduates 30

A total of 30 graduates completed their studies at DuBois Business College, Huntingdon County Campus, and received degrees or diplomas at the 2011-2012 commencement exercises. More...

New Day students take challenge

New Day Charter School, a regional charter school based in Huntingdon County, recently held an awards ceremony during a field day activity at Riverside Park in Smithfield Township. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It’s also possible that something else is going on!

Dear Annie: I know that anorexia is not uncommon in teenage girls, but I never thought I would see the signs in my best friend. “Emmy” always complains about the way she looks and is constantly focused on her weight. More...

Doctor K

Rest, pain medication, stretching help relieve hip bursitis

DEAR DOCTOR K: I was just diagnosed with hip bursitis. What will my treatment entail?  DEAR READER: Your hip has several fluid-filled sacs, called bursae. They cushion the hip joint. More...

Special Sections

Judge to decide Smithfield seat

The decision of who will fill the vacant seat on the Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors now rests solely in the hands of Huntingdon County Judge Stewart Kurtz.  During Monday night’s monthly meeting of the supervisors, solicitor Patr More...

Hospital auxiliary shares ‘passport’ to good health

Women who are members of the Auxiliary to J.C. More...

Alexandria Council pursues rights to building

The Alexandria Borough Council made and passed the motion during its monthly meeting Monday to sue for the blighted property at 318 Main St., which has been an ongoing problem in the borough.  More...

State  Free Access 

House suspends debate on liquor privatization

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives spent three hours Monday night debating a proposal to end nearly 80 years of state control over liquor and wine sales and sell the business to private operators, only to go home wi More...

First accuser describes Sandusky claims in detail

BELLEFONTE (AP) — The first witness to take the stand against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said he regretted having kept the alleged sexual abuse a secret, and feels guilty because of the other boys that prosecutors More...

World  Free Access 

Commerce secretary Bryson taking leave of absence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary John Bryson is taking a medical leave of absence to undergo tests after suffering a seizure connected to two traffic accidents in the Los Angeles area over the weekend.  More...

Celebrate with healthier take on classic apple pie

As all-American desserts go, it’s hard to beat apple pie, especially for the Fourth of July.  But celebrating a big holiday shouldn’t have to involve making a big healthy eating sacrifice. More...

Local Sports

Hollingshead made his short life count

Best-selling author Dean Koontz, born in Everett in 1945, said, “Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.”&nb More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Remembering Whippoorwills   More...

Hoss’s clips Park’s 13-7

City Baseball League:

Hoss’s Steak & Sea House built its lead through the middle innings Monday evening and went on to top Park’s 13-7 in Huntingdon City Baseball League action at Blair’s Field.  More...

Editorial

June is National Dairy Month

As a dairy farmer in Pennsylvania, over the past 30 years I’ve lived through the ups and downs of this extremely volatile industry.  More...

Rendell’s ‘A Nation of Wusses’

One of the joys of being semi-retired is that I get to read more than just law which I have done for the past 40 years.  More...

Commentary

Pennsylvania’s crisis

These days, the word “crisis” has become a tedious cliché, much overused and abused by those for whom every problem becomes a looming catastrophe.  More...

Chatter Box

Huntingdon connections are all over

Did anyone catch the transit of Venus last week? Louis Mamakos of Three Springs was able to observe and photograph parts of the transit, even through the broken clouds. More...

Healthy Living

Autism rates rising... but why

In early 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued .ndings from a study that found 1 in 88 children is now diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder by the age of eight. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Aries all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 13, 2012:  More...

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