August 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Agency offers free eye care

For all county residents who are in need of an eye exam or new glasses, there’s a service for those who qualify.  Eye Care Agency of Huntingdon County, a United Way agency, wants people to know it offers free eye care for moderate to low-i More...

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Chamber visits MCS Bank

Ed Stoddard, right, of the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, speaks with MCS Bank representatives Randy Miller, left, and Rick Dorsch during Thursday night’s Huntingdon County Chamber of Comme More...

Coal Miners Historical Society launches plans for upcoming heritage days

Meeting in its monthly session Thursday night in the Reality Theatre, Robertsdale, the board of directors of the nonprofit Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society launched plans for the upcoming Coal Miners’ Heritage Days and discussed th More...

Rockhill Trolley Museum to host classic car, truck show

For area residents who enjoy learning and viewing living history through modes of transportation, particularly automobiles and trolleys, the chance to see both will come Saturday, Sept. 15.  From 11 a.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Community Center fund drive is under way

75 Years Ago  The schools of Saltillo Borough will open for the 1937-38 term Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. More...

Maddensville Mailbox

Belated birthday wishes to Amber Reynolds, Mike Souders, Asher Horne, Mahlon Shimer, Anita Greenland, Helen Redman, Haley Strait, Erica Hann, Paxton Horne, Alle Young, Jordon Glunt, Luke Snyder and Deb Cornelius.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 24   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Aug. 25   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rodgers, Flacco shine in dress rehearsals

Packers 27, Bengals 13  CINCINNATI (AP) — Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay to a big first half Thursday night, running for 52 yards and two touchdowns during a 27-13 preseason victory over Cincinnati.  More...

Armstrong giving up fight to clear name

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Never one to back away from a fight, Lance Armstrong is finally giving in and the cost of quitting is steep: His seven Tour de France titles could be gone as soon as Friday.  More...

Phils go 11 to nip Reds 4-3

MLB Round-up:

National League   Phillies 4, Reds 3, 11 inn.  More...

People/Pastimes

Saltillo High School Class of 1954

Members of the Saltillo High School Class of 1954 celebrated their 58th class reunion Aug. 18 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon. More...

Saltillo couple celebrates 60th wedding anniversary

Jerald “Jay” and Joyce Ford of Saltillo will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.  They were united in marriage in 1952 at the Calvary Independent Baptist Church, Saltillo, by the late Rev. Richard H. More...

Special Occasions

Aug. 24, 2012   Happy birthday to Lois Taylor of Huntingdon who celebrates her 84th birthday today, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Happy birthday, Lois!   More...

Annie's Mailbox

You should remove yourself from the equation altogether

Dear Annie: Our 21-year-old daughter has had weight issues for years. “Barbara” weighs 80 pounds more than she should.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Sagittarius all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012:  More...

Students attend political events

While officials for the Republican National Convention are closely watching the path of Hurricane Isaac, six Juniata College students are in Tampa, Fla., wrapping up their first week of assignments associated with the convention.  More...

Smoke-free resolution OK’d

Huntingdon Borough residents who smoke will still be able to do so while enjoying borough parks after borough council approved to enact a resolution designating certain areas of the parks smoke-free. More...

Treasury offering incentives to sign up for college savings plan

The costs of higher education are rising and a report from Forbes.com has stated student loan debt has passed the $1 trillion mark.  Because of this, the state Department of Treasury is urging those who wish to save for college to sign up for th More...

State  Free Access 

Penn medical visionary has bold ideas

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ezekiel J. Emanuel values intelligence, but don’t accuse him of Harvard-itis. More...

Experts question Spanier’s ‘I didn’t know’ defense

HARRISBURG (AP) — The story being told by Penn State president Graham Spanier as he defends himself against accusations that he covered up a sex abuse allegation runs contrary into his own reputation as a detail-oriented manager.  More...

PSU trustees slated to talk about sanctions

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — NCAA sanctions and the search for a new university president are among topics to be discussed when Penn State trustees meet this weekend as part of an on-campus retreat.  The trustees office said on its website that pu More...

World  Free Access 

Norway’s Breivik deemed sane, sentenced

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A Norwegian court sentenced Anders Behring Breivik to prison on Friday, denying prosecutors the insanity ruling they hoped would show that his massacre of 77 people was the work of a madman, not part of an anti- Muslim crusa More...

Sheriff’s deputies recover taxidermists’ stuffed animals

LEXINGTON, N.C. More...

Man pleads not guilty in Ohio hospital shooting

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man pleaded not guilty Friday to shooting his wife of 45 years in a hospital intensive care unit in what may have been a mercy killing.  More...

Local Sports

The Bowser Bag

One for the Road   Yesterday was the 47th anniversary of my first day at The Daily News.  Today is my last.  More...

Bearcats drill under new leadership

High School Boys’ Soccer Preview:

Even though Huntingdon won the Mountain League championship game last season, finishing with a losing record and missing the District Six playoffs made 2011 an off-year for the Bearcats. More...

Curve nip Richmond

The Altoona Curve kept on rolling Thursday night, opening up their final home stand of the season with a 2-1 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels in front of 5,320 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

School News

J.C. Blair Auxiliary awards two scholarships

The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, awarded scholarships to two area students whose parents are employed by J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Desirae Forry and Tanner Gooden.  More...

Local student participates in Perdue program

Shiloh Whitsel of Three Springs took the first step in becoming a Boilermaker by participating in the annual STAR program at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus.  More...

Lebanon Valley welcomes freshmen

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, has enrolled more than 1,640 undergraduate students for the 2012-2013 academic year, including the historic incoming freshmen class of 409 students, who will graduate during the college’s sesquicentennial (150t More...

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