September 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Paper is focus of art exhibit

Bellwood resident Franklin Ammacher can remember the first time he was intrigued by the ancient paper art of origami.  “I picked up a little pencil holder made of paper and I would pick it up and take it apart and see what I could do about More...

Union Twp. man pleads no contest in abuse case

A Union Township man accused of sexually abusing Amish children has entered pleas to five first-degree felony offenses.  As a result of Thursday afternoon’s plea, Larry Curtis “Sparky” Myers, 65, of Happy Hills Road, is facing More...

Local News

SHC School District awarded True Value grant

A fresh coat of paint brightens up any room, and this summer, Southern Huntingdon County High School received 40 gallons of paint to refresh its learning environment. More...

Area paraeducators honored

The 7th annual Paraeducators Conference, sponsored by Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11, was held Aug. 14-15 at the Huntingdon Area High School. More...

Local dispatcher earns national certification

Joseph “Joe” Thompson, a 911 dispatcher/instructor with Huntingdon County 911, recently received certification as an emergency number professional (ENP) by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon businessman dies unexpectedly

75 Years Ago  One person was killed and 22 others injured in 10 weekend automobile accidents in Dauphin, Lebanon, Cumberland and Bedford counties. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Sept. 14   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Sept. 15   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rutgers earns 23-13 Big East win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jawan Jamison ran 151 yards and a touchdown and Kyle Federico kicked three field goals to help Rutgers begin Big East play with a 23-13 victory over South Florida on Thursday night.  More...

Creative Pack beats Bears

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — On a night when defenses dominated the NFL’s most storied rivalry, the Packers got creative — and it worked.  More...

Orioles finish sweep of Rays

American League   Orioles 3, Rays 2  More...

School News

Student News

Angel K. Mills of Huntingdon graduated with a 4.0 quality point average from the Commonwealth Technical Institute at the Hiram G. Andrews Center, Johnstown, Aug. 24. She received a certificate in the nursing assistant program.   More...

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Annie's Mailbox

Not all friendships survive high school

Dear Annie: I am a teenager in high school with two close friends, “Emma” and “Vienna.” Emma was recently diagnosed with OCD and bipolar disorder. Ever since the diagnosis, there have been many conflicts. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Staying within the limits

Dear Readers: Smartphones and tablet computers are almost appendages to many people today. More...

Funding for 911 still a concern

Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board members learned during Thursday’s regular monthly meeting they are in the same predicament as the state’s other 66 counties, which also have no state money available for funding.  More...

Leadership class kicks off

Thursday evening was bittersweet for Huntingdon County Planning Commission planning director Richard Stahl as he introduced the Leadership Huntingdon County (LHC) Class of 2013.  More...

Taking a break

Juniata College students, from the left, Dan Hinderliter of Ehrenfeld, Ryan Dempsey of West Chester, Brian Gallagher of Mahwah, N.J., and Travis Smith of Huntingdon, relax on the campus lawn between More...

State  Free Access 

Philadelphia officer killed responding to hit-and-run

PLYMOUTH MEETING (AP) — Authorities say a police officer was shot and killed while responding to a hit-and-run in a Philadelphia suburb. The suspect was later killed.  More...

Claimants: PSU slow on Sandusky settlements

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Nearly three months after Penn State said it wanted to settle “privately, expeditiously and fairly” with the boys Jerry Sandusky sexually abused, lawyers for the victims from his criminal case and other potentia More...

Alumni-based group blasts Freeh report

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A group of alumni and others with ties to Penn State issued a report Thursday critical of the Freeh report that detailed the university’s response to complaints that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had been beha More...

World  Free Access 

Chicago looking for goats to graze at O’Hare airport

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Department of Aviation is looking for a few good goats.  WFLD-TV reports that Chicago recently put out a bid for someone to supply goats to trim the grass at O’Hare International Airport. More...

Nintendo says Wii U will launch Nov. 18

NEW YORK (AP) — Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U gaming console will start at $300 and go on sale in the U.S. on Nov. 18, in time for the holidays, the company said Thursday.  A “deluxe” version will sell for $350. More...

Think breakfast when breaking Yom Kippur fast

If you boil down the concept of breaking the Yom Kippur fast to its culinary essence, two basic rules become clear — make it easy to prepare and make it easy on the stomach.  More...

Local Sports

Eagles must avoid mistakes

A couple mistakes cost the Juniata College football team the opportunity to go 2-0 for the first time since 2002 in a 24-17 loss to Dickinson last Saturday on Goodman Field at Knox Stadium. More...

Pickin’ ... ... Panel

Week two went a bit better for the new-look Daily News pickin’ panel.  First week leader Terry Snare stepped it up and gave notice to the rest of the group, going 14-1 for the week to improve to 26-4 overall. More...

’Cats lose 4-3 to C.M.

High School Tennis:

Huntingdon senior Summer Hunter-Kysor had a hand in both of the Bearcats’ team points during Thursday afternoon’s home non-league match with Central Mountain. More...

People/Pastimes

James Creek couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Levain and Isabel (Hetrick) Fouse of James Creek recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 2, 1952, at Saint Matthews Lutheran Church, Marklesburg. The Rev. Charles Wisler and the Rev. More...

HAHS graduate completes basic training

Air Force airman Cody J. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPP Y BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Lincoln Jakobe Miller who turns 7 years old today, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. He lives in Huntingdon with his parents, Frank and Sybil Miller and his two sisters, McKynly and Kynnedy. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Virgo all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012:  More...

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