September 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MU police headquarters approved

Moving day is at hand for Mount Union’s police department now that it has a destination.  Borough council accepted a lease agreement offered by the Mount Union Area School District for its former administration office at 28 W. Market St. More...

Wood supervisors hear update on sewer/water

Meeting in their regular monthly session Wednesday evening in Robertsdale, the Wood Township Supervisors listened to an update about efforts by the local sewer/water authority to make required improvements to its system and learned the Federal Emerge More...

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Rockhill Borough adopts development permit ordinance

Rockhill Borough had enough council members present for a quorum for Wednesday night’s meeting.  In a light agenda, council voted to adopt the development permit ordinance, which includes the particular requirements for the state flood pla More...

Oneida resident expresses concern about property right of way

At Wednesday’s meeting of the Oneida Township Board of Supervisors, a township resident addressed a concern about a property right of way.  The property in question is along Cold Springs Avenue bordering the borough of Huntingdon. More...

Police Log

Liquor law violations   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Smithfield Bridge to open for Friday night traffic

75 Years Ago  Frederick C. Minsker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Minsker of Huntingdon, received word that he had been selected for a position with the Carnegie, Illinois Steel Co. at the Vandergrift plant of the firm. More...

Local Sports

’Cats hope to rebound against Raiders

Despite committing a number of potentially game-changing mistakes, the Huntingdon football team stayed right in its 21-20 loss at Mount Union last Friday night right up until the final gun sounded. More...

Bearcat stickers blanked 6-0 at Juniata

A young Huntingdon field hockey team found Wednesday afternoon’s season opener in Mifflintown a little tough in facing Juniata. The Indians’ Jessie Wagner posted goals in both halves to help Juniata roll to a 6-0 victory.  More...

Trojans, Hornets try to keep winning

Both Mount Union and Juniata Valley opened the 2012 season last week on the winning side of the record column. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Message behind convention glitz

There was an illusion of happiness surrounding the Republican National Convention (RNC) that resembled, more than anything, a theatrical media stunt. More...

Let’s go stricter: More voter IDs required

Right now, Charlotte, N.C., is full of Democrats abuzz with talk about all sorts of issues important to the Democratic Party. But no issue has been the focus of more quibbling than the recently enacted voter identification laws. More...

Our Readers Write Justice in the courtroom

They each deserve to be recognized  Letters to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  Our local FBLA chapter recently invited several local musicians to come to Mount Union Area High School to perform a Christian music concert, with procee More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Beef Club project

Members of the Huntingdon County 4-H Beef Club display halters and neck ropes they made for their steers and heifers that were exhibited at the fair. More...

Southern FFA member to participate in ‘Big E’

Katie Anderson of the Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter will be making a trip from her home in Three Springs to Springfield, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 13, to compete in the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E). More...

Donation to Shirley Home

Blue Juniata VFW Post 5754, Mount Union, recently donated the meat from a 1,098- pound steer to the Shirley Home for the Aged. More...

Doctor K

Teens shouldn’t be drinking sports or energy drinks

DEAR DOCTOR K: My son thinks sports and energy drinks will help his athletic performance. More...

Special Sections

Tussey graduate is DNC speaker

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (AP) — Saxton native Sandra Fluke, an attorney and women’s rights activist, was among the keynote speakers Wednesday evening at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, N.C.  Fluke, a 1999 graduate of T More...

State liquor stores report rise in sales

In light of recent efforts from the state assembly to privatize liquor stores, sales increased in the state-owned stores this past year.  In the past year, sales increased over $2.1 billion in the 2011-12 fiscal year which ended June 30, and the More...

Curfew to be enforced in Orbisonia Borough

Orbisonia Borough Council Wednesday evening expressed concern over the amount of senseless mischief and vandalism occurring in the community during the early morning hours. It vowed its curfew hours will be strictly enforced.  More...

State  Free Access 

Lawyer: Sandusky has regrets, Oct. sentence likely

HARRISBURG (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky regrets not taking the stand at his child sex abuse trial and likely will be sentenced next month, his defense lawyer said Wednesday.  More...

Presidential campaign ads drop off TV screens

HARRISBURG (AP) — The TV screens of Pennsylvanians are suddenly empty of presidential campaign advertising as the post-Labor Day campaign season begins.  Pennsylvania, which traditionally has been treated as an important swing state in pre More...

Police: Man nabbed in toilet theft scheme

WINDBER (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man’s toilet theft scam didn’t end with a clean getaway.  Thirty-two-year-old Bobby Clifford Smith III faces theft and related charges for allegedly exchanging a toilet he didn&r More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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

State/National Sports  Free Access 

COLLEGE PICKS

The new kids in the Southeastern Conference have no intention of being pushed around.  Missouri and Texas A&M host their first SEC games Saturday. The Tigers get No. 7 Georgia and the Aggies welcome No. More...

Brady has questions

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. More...

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People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY 18TH! Happy birthday to Ryan Wayne Foster who turns 18 years old today, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. His proud parents are Dr. Barry and Marcia Foster of Audubon. More...

Happy Birthday

A WHOLE HAND! Happy birthday to Maggie Christina Linn who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. She is the daughter of Chris and Beth Linn of McConnellstown and little sister to Maiya Linn.  More...

Happy Birthday

A DOZEN HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to William James Emery who turns 12 years old today, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. His very proud parents are Bill and Lisa Emery of Alexandria. William is the grandson of Donald Sr. More...

School News

Area student receives Caterpillar Foundation scholarship

Paul R. Brenneman of Huntingdon is one of 13 students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Natural Resources Management selected to receive financial assistance from the Caterpillar Foundation for the 2012-13 academic year.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please don’t jump to conclusions

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 18 years, and we have three children. I always thought we got along great. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Gemini all day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 7, 2012: More...

NASCAR

Playoffs Draw Near

Who will join top seed Hamlin in pursuit of the Chase?

HAMPTON, Ga. — The outcome of the first 26 races determines eligibility for NASCAR’ s Chase for the Sprint Cup and, by extension, the field of drivers with a shot at the championship.  More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

The season takes its toll on Carl Edwards

HAMPTON, Ga. More...

FUED OF THE WEEK

KEVIN HARVICK VS. BRAD KESELOWSKI

Thanks in part to some television sleight of hand, Harvick thought Keselowski cost him Atlanta’s Nationwide Series by inducing a caution flag by throwing a water bottle. More...

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