June 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Longtime SHC administrator resigns

Members of the Southern Huntingdon County Board of Education were saddened to receive the resignation of middle school principal Tim Miller during the last regular school board meeting.  More...

May unemployment figures down

Unemployment rates inched down ever so slightly in the month of May.  The seasonably adjusted unemployment rate went from 9.2 percent in April to 9.1 percent in May, according to the monthly report from the state Department of Labor and Industry More...

Local News

Stone Creek Valley Lions induct officers

The Stone Creek Valley Lions Club recently held officer installation and a picnic at the Stone Creek Valley Lions Park. More...

Keystone Indoor Guard of Nicktown looking for members, sponsors for upcoming season

The Keystone Indoor Guard of Nicktown hit the floor for its 2012 season, dancing the night away at “Prom 1982.”  “We stepped back in time and put on a version of a typical ’80s prom,” said co-directors Tracey Stoltz More...

Area briefs

Bridge work begins on Route 305 in Barree Township   More...

World  Free Access 

Nora Ephron blazed trail in male-dominated industry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before Nancy Meyers, before Sofia Coppola, before Julie Delpy and Kasi Lemmons and Nicole Holofcener, there was Nora Ephron.  More...

Business News

HCBI discusses county projects

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) held its monthly meeting Monday and discussed ongoing projects the organization is completing cooperatively.  More...

Can Iowa’s boom farm times shape White House race?

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — In the swaying curtain of green fields outside town, Russ Ranniger hums along in his Deere tractor, plowing the same soil his father did, sleeping in the same 1881 wood-frame house he was carried into as a newborn 60 years More...

Zanylo new branch manager at First National Bank of Pa.

HUNTINGDON — First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of FNB Corp. (NYSE: FNB), has announced the recent hiring of Nancy Zanylo as branch manager of the bank’s Huntingdon and 14th Street offices.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

College football playoff approved

WASHINGTON (AP) — The best way to determine a major college football champion seemed so obvious to so many for so long. More...

Phils beat Bucs again

National League Round-up:

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Schwimer wanted to jump into the stands to celebrate. More...

Angels belt four out of ‘Yards’

American League Round-up:

Angels 7, Orioles 3  BALTIMORE (AP) — Albert Pujols homered in his Camden Yards debut, C.J. More...

School News

Local student completes nursing school degree

Andrea Marie Shope of Saltillo is a recent registered nurse graduate of the Conemaugh School of Nursing, Johntown.  More...

HACC announces 2012 graduates

More than 1,000 students graduated from HACC, central Pennsylvania’s community college, at the end of the spring 2012 semester.  More...

Area student earns dean’s list

Elaina Hummel of Huntingdon has been named to the dean’s list at Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md., for outstanding academic achievement for the spring 2012 semester.  To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must compl More...

Annie's Mailbox

A lot of readers agree with you

Dear Annie: I’ve been a stepmother to two lovely girls, now 12 and 17, since they were very young. My husband gladly pays child support on time without fail. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Libra if born before 1:32 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 28, 2012:  More...

Boro manager desires change

(Note: The following is the first of a two-part series introducing Huntingdon Borough manager Bill Wheeler.)   More...

Christian festival adds service initiative

Over the course of the next four days, more than 50,000 Christian music fans from all over the United States will converge on a modest hillside near Shirleysburg for Creation 2012.  Visitors will camp or come in for the day to share in everythin More...

Kistler enacts ban on outdoor burning

All outdoor burning, save gas and charcoal grills, is officially prohibited in Kistler Borough as of Tuesday night’s council meeting.  The borough’s ban on burning, which has been in the works for months, goes into effect immediatel More...

Community effort protects flags

A number of Mount Union community organizations came together recently in a cooperative effort to preserve Old Glory once and for all.  Sons of the American Legion Squadron 107 employed the services of the Mount Union Fire Co. More...

State  Free Access 

Birth mom: I raised questions about Jerry Sandusky

Nearly two decades before Matt Sandusky’s blockbuster allegation that he was sexually abused by his adoptive father, his biological mother raised questions about their relationship.  Debra Long fought the court system over her son’s More...

State Legislature hurtles toward Saturday deadline

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republicans in control of Pennsylvania’s Legislature scrambled Tuesday to finish writing a host of budget- and education-related bills to get them to fellow Republican Gov. More...

Transfer of Sandusky charity’s assets challenged

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Attorneys for several people who say they were abused by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky are asking a judge not to allow the charity he founded to transfer millions of dollars to a Texas nonprofit More...

General News

Area man faces felony charges

A Huntingdon man is currently incarcerated in the Huntingdon County Jail in lieu of a combined $75,000 straight bail after turning himself in Monday.  Chester Vernon Roberts, 31, of 1209 Mifflin St., Rear Apt., is facing several felony charges i More...

Commissioners approve courthouse clock tower repairs

The Huntingdon County courthouse clock tower will be the recipient of some repairs this fall, after funds from the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant are officially provided to the county by way of state approval.  More...

ATV use questioned in Broad Top City

Broad Top City Borough Council members Monday night were asked what can be done about all terrain vehicles (ATVs) operating in the community both day and night. More...

Local Sports

Royals can’t score enough to beat Moose

City Baseball League:

It takes a lot of runs to beat Moose, and even when you score a lot it never seems to be enough. Moose outslugged the Royals 21-11 Tuesday for their ninth straight win in Huntingdon City Baseball League competition.  More...

Huntingdon Teen stars are chosen

The Huntingdon VFW Teener Baseball League has announced its two all-star teams for the upcoming Area Five playoffs.  The 15-16-year-old team will be managed by Jim Singer. More...

Sens’ staff cools hot Curve bats

A combination of five Harrisburg pitchers cooled the hot Altoona Curve offense in an 8-3 road trip-opening loss at Metro Bank Park Tuesday night.  Robbie Grossman was onefor three with his sixth homer of the year to extend his hitting streak to More...

People/Pastimes

HHS Class of 1938 celebrates 74th reunion

The Huntingdon High School Class of 1938 held its 74th annual reunion June 15 at the home of Mel Isett. Don Litzenberger led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the “Welcome Song” and an invocation by John Weller. More...

HHS Class of 1947

Class members and guests of the Huntingdon High School Class of 1947 got together at Riverside Park, Huntingdon, June 15 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of their graduation. More...

Celebrate your child’s birthday in The Daily News

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

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Repurposing kitchen sponges

Dear Heloise: Are there any recycling ideas for USED KITCHEN SPONGES? I buy the kind with the sponge on one side and scrubber on the other. More...

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