July 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon Borough renews contract to process ethanol

Over the last couple of months, the Huntingdon Borough wastewater treatment facility has been processing unusable water from a Clearfield County manufacturer of ethanol. More...

Dog owners reminded it’s time to get licenses

If they haven’t done so already, summer is a good time for dog own- ers to pick up a license for their pooch before dog law offi- cers start mak- ing their annual canvass of the county.  “The fines for having an unlicensed dog can c More...

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4-H enthusiasts plan celebrations

An energetic group of 4-H leaders and friends hopes to mark Pennsylvania’s 100th anniversary of the program for youth in first-class style. More...

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital names new director of food and nutrition services

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Police/Fire Log

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General News

News of Yesteryear

Flood damaged highway to reopen

75 Years Ago  Bakers who struck for a closed shop today in Altoona forced three large bakeries to suspend operations, throwing 300 out of work. More...

Business News

Lil Deb’s expands, changes name

Deb Tumlin opened Lil Deb’s Custom Stained Glass and Local Art Gallery Nov. 11, 2011, featuring the works of five local artists together with her own. More...

Northwest celebrates third JD Power award

A group of more than 700 employees of Northwest Savings Bank cheered at the unveiling of the 2012 JD Power and Associates Trophy for Highest Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the Mid- Atlantic Region at a company celebration and picnic in More...

Real Estate Transfers

June 4, 2012  Alton H. Madden and Treva J. Madden, grantors, to Madden Trust, Alton H. Madden, trustee, and Treva J. Madden, trustee, property in Springfield Township, $1.  Sidney J. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jolly Roger flying high in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle isn’t much for milestones. More...

Youkilis paying early dividends to White Sox

White Sox 2, Rangers 1   CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Jose Quintana allowed two hits in eight stellar innings, Kevin Youkilis came through again with a go-ahead homer and the Chicago White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers wit More...

U.S., Cuba renew rivalry

HAVANA (AP) — A team of college stars representing the United States faced off with a veteran Cuban national squad in Havana, reviving a series between two baseball-crazy nations 16 years after it was called off at a nadir in relations.  More...

School News

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative awards scholarships

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded 25 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors as well as students already enrolled in postsecondary institutions.  More...

Clark named to dean’s list at Geneva College

Lindsee Clark of Tyrone has been named to the dean’s list for the 2011-12 spring semester at Geneva College.  Dean’s list status is awarded to students who earn a 3.6 grade point average or better.  Clark is a junior special edu More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Pisces all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 7, 2012:  More...

Residents want property rehab

Sewer extension contractors given restoration deadlines

Sippel Development and Glenn Johnston Construction, the two contractors working on the first two phases of the Alexandria Porter Township Sewer Authority’s sewer extension project, were given specific deadlines to complete the restoration porti More...

Heat puts elderly in danger

Dehydration is always a big concern when temperatures reach excessive levels, especially among the elderly.  Staying hydrated during hot spells is especially important, for water is involved in all body processes in order to properly function.&n More...

Hot temperatures expected to last through weekend

For area residents retreating to air-conditioned havens to escape the heat that’s invaded the region, there is welcome relief in site.  More...

Saxton council members to rebid alley project

Saxton Borough Council Thursday evening agreed to rebid a project to survey an alley located between Church and Station streets, but not before answering a number of questions associated with the project.  Council also authorized borough solicit More...

State  Free Access 

Struck bicycling enthusiast vows more advocacy

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bicycling enthusiast through and through, Dan Yablonsky has ridden in places that mere mortals would shy away from — the streets of New York City and Denver and across the Western Continental Divide.  More...

Fire erupts at arena, site of 100-point game

HERSHEY (AP) — Fire has damaged the roof of the historic Pennsylvania arena where Wilt Chamberlain scored an NBA record 100 points in a game.  Officials say the flames erupted Thursday afternoon at the 75-year-old Hersheypark Arena in Derr More...

Deadbeat dad pleads guilty after movie ruse

ALLENTOWN (AP) — A man has been ordered to pay more than $32,000 in back child support after being lured back to Pennsylvania with the promise of a bogus role in a Jennifer Aniston movie.  Joshua Garlathy pleaded guilty Tuesday to willful More...

World  Free Access 

Diplomats pressure Syria as top general defects

Associated Press  PARIS (AP) — The United States and its international allies called Friday for new, global sanctions against President Bashar Assad’s regime, stepping up the pressure after the defection of a top general dealt a majo More...

Mass. man pays off mortgage with pennies

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who pledged to make the last mortgage payment on his home with pennies has fulfilled that promise.  After warning his bank, Thomas Daigle dropped off  More...

Search to find Earhart wreckage begins in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A $2.2 million expedition is hoping to finally solve one of America’s most enduring mysteries: What exactly happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart when she went missing over the South Pacific 75 years ago?  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 6   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, July 7   More...

Local Sports

Area Five Teener playoffs to begin

The five-team Area Five VFW Teener 13-14 Tournament schedule has been announced by commissioner Bob Foster of Huntingdon. The round-robin tourney is set to begin Saturday and will continue two weeks, concluding Saturday, July 21.  More...

Hesston card revised

The 2012 schedule at the Hesston Speedway will be modified to three remaining race dates for the season due to health issues with promoter Dave Eriksen, who was diagnosed with early-stage cancer in November 2011.  More...

Big 4, Siders split

Huntingdon City Baseball League:

Big 4 Outdoors and South Side completed a suspended game and then played the scheduled game Thursday evening at Blair’s Field. More...

People/Pastimes

The Daily News hits the high seas

The Daily News reader Thelma D. Jones, left, and Anna Spangler set sail for the famous pink sand beaches of Bermuda. More...

New 100+ Women Who Care Huntingdon chapter to hold meeting

When it comes to philanthropy, not many people can make million-dollar donations. But the organizers of the newly formed Huntingdon County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care believe smaller donations can be just as powerful. More...

Stallman/Gerringer families hold reunion

The 37th annual reunion of the Stallman/Gerringer families was held June 10, at the Walnut Grove Fellowship Building, Maddensville.  A buffet luncheon was served at noon and a variety of good food was enjoyed. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please make the best of it

Dear Annie: My daughter and her husband moved in with us last year in order to save money and someday raise a family. We enjoy having them here.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A key to recycling

Dear Readers: Many of you wrote in about a recent column concerning recycling OLD KEYS. Here is what some of you said:  • I once read about a church that needed funds for some project. More...

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