July 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Habitat constructing home in Mapleton

Mapleton residents should keep an eye on a flurry of activity on Reservoir Street today.  Framing for the newest Huntingdon County Habitat for Humanity home began this morning in the borough.  More...

iPad winner

Tim Hamman of Petersburg, right, is the grand prize winner of a new Apple iPad from The Daily News contest to promote its new website at www.huntingdondailynews.com. More...

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Local News

Policy nullifies JVSD technology contract vote

A four-year deal with Microsoft through the Intermediate Unit No. More...

ORJMA gives final approval to replace aging well pump

After review by Maureen Safko of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission, the Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority gave official approval to begin the process of replacing an aging well pump in the twin boroughs.  More...

Flags presented

Members of Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon, presented American and Pennsylvania flags to be displayed at the Huntingdon Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant Wednesday morning. More...

World  Free Access 

South Carolina funeral home to offer Starbucks coffee

EASLEY, S.C. More...

Flag ban at Ma. housing complex enrages tenants

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Residents of a Massachusetts public housing complex are outraged that the town’s housing agency has banned the display of U.S. More...

Suit blames Alabama coach Saban’s daughter for fight

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Trades key as baseball heads into second half of season

There was a public outcry when R.A. More...

Nationals facing dilemma with Strasburg

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg chuckled the moment the subject was broached. More...

PCL stars blank IL in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kansas City Royals prospect Wil Myers drove in one run and scored another to lead the Pacific Coast League to a 3-0 win over the International League in the Triple-A All-Star game Wednesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Sollers-Sunderland

Lindsay A. Sunderland and Neal B.Sollers, both of Kistler, were united in marriage May 19, 2012, at Riverside Park, Huntingdon. The Rev. Dave Miller officiated to 2 p.m. More...

Special Occasions

July 12, 2012   Happy anniversary to William and Beverly Cramer of Alexandria who celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Happy anniversary, William and Beverly!   More...

Let The Daily News help celebrate your child’s birthday

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

School News

Woodcock Valley Lions Club awards eight scholarships

During its June 28 meeting, the Woodcock Valley Lions Club hosted the 2012 College Scholarship recipients and their parents. The attendees enjoyed a delicious meal. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Taurus all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 13, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

MUPD has two months to move

Mount Union Borough has roughly two months to find a new home for its police force at the request of the department’s landlords who are in the process of selling their property.  The owners of 16 S. More...

RW&BT princess earns county title

Emilie Neuder, 8, of Robertsdale was chosen as the Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association’s 2012 Little Princess during ceremonies held Wednesday night in Three Springs. More...

Huntingdon Borough code officer presents list of blighted properties

Huntingdon Borough code enforcement officer Rick Bayer presented a priority list of blighted properties to borough council’s safety committee during its monthly meeting Tuesday.  Among those properties on the list was the area of 320-324 C More...

State  Free Access 

Paterno, in letter, defended Penn State football

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno defended his program’s integrity in a 7-month-old letter released Wednesday, a day ahead of a report that could forever mar his legacy.  More...

State questioned by feds over drop in Medicaid rolls

HARRISBURG (AP) — The federal government is asking why Pennsylvania’s Medicaid rolls dropped over the past year, and is suggesting that some people might have been improperly kicked off because caseworkers had not sorted through a serious More...

No trial date for PSU officials Curley, Schultz

HARRISBURG (AP) — The judge overseeing the case of two Penn State officials charged with perjury and failing to report suspected child sexual abuse did not set a trial date after a closed-door pretrial meeting Wednesday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Visitors’ bureaus merger discussions come to end

75 Years Ago  The Interstate Commerce Commission reported today that mid June employment on Class One railroads totaled 1,171,302, an increase of eight percent above the same month last year and 1.51 percent above the previous month.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 12   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Mets call up Three Springs’ Josh Edgin

Three Springs native Josh Edgin will join the New York Mets bullpen Friday, just in time for this weekend’s key three-game series against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field to begin the second half of the 2012 season. More...

East stars win 5-4 in Reading

The East Division All-Stars walked off with a 5-4 win Wednesday night at Reading in the Eastern League All-Star Game.  Three members of the Altoona Curve played in the midseason all-star game. More...

Editorial

What others are saying

Shed no tears for Paterno’s image

It’s not surprising that the family of Joe Paterno wants to guard the legacy of the late Penn State football coach, but there are mounting indications that Paterno, like the rest of the leaders of the university, appeared to be more interested More...

Legislature ran its own red lights

There must be something about the summer heat in Harrisburg that causes Pennsylvania lawmakers to ignore their own rules and violate the most fundamental rules of transparency and accountability.  Seven years ago, in the wee morning hours of Jul More...

Our Readers Write

What choice will you make

Letters to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Farm safety camp to be held July 21

In less than one month from now, our favorite week of the summer, will finally be here — the Huntingdon County Fair! Sunday, Aug. 5, is the start to a great week filled with fun, food, games and so much more. Also, on Aug. More...

Southern Pride 4-H projects

On June 28, four female members of Southern Pride 4-H Club gathered at Katie Anderson’s home to learn about sewing projects. More...

Huntingdon Horsemen hold second show

On the weekend of June 23-24, the Huntingdon Horsemen held its second two-day show of the season at the Isenberg Hughes Memorial Showgrounds atop Warrior Ridge, west of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You have no one else to blame

Dear Annie: My mother and I have had a poor relationship for years. She is self-absorbed, demanding and consistently hurtful. She seems to find great amusement in upsetting me and takes every opportunity to do so.  More...

Doctor K

Black specks in vision are usually harmless floaters

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m 55 years old, and I’ve started seeing tiny black specks that move around in random directions. More...

NASCAR

A Look In His Eyes

With three wins in 2012, Stewart could repeat as champ

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The hope of Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart to repeat is very much alive.  More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Allmendinger banished from race at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A.J. Allmendinger did not start ninth in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400. In fact, he didn’t start at all. Penske Racing put Sam Hornish Jr. in its No. 22 Dodge.  More...

FAN TIPS

People Were Watching

TNT’s coverage of the Coke Zero 400, combined with a simulcast on truTV, generated a 3.8 U.S. More...

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