September 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Auditors to host 50th convention

County auditors from across the state will converge on Huntingdon County Sunday for the state’s Association of County Auditors convention.  This year’s convention at Lake Raystown Resort and hosted by Huntingdon County auditors Char More...

Local News

Study concludes air at school is normal

Shirley Township Elementary School’s air quality checks out, according to a study conducted in response to reports of illness among some staff.  More...

Last week’s poll results

Last week, readers of The Daily News were asked whether they agreed with the comments former governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney made regarding the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income taxes at a fundraiser in May.  Of the 63 wh More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief

HOPEWELL TWP. — State police at Huntingdon investigated a report of damage done to a vehicle owned by Randy Leonard, Saxton, as it was parked in his driveway at 1337 Broad Top Mountain Road between 12:30 a.m. and noon Sept. 28. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 29   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Alaska guide fined over smuggled tusk

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A river guide has been fined $30,000 for helping a client smuggle a 10,000-year-old mammoth fossil out of Alaska.  The U.S. More...

Hawaii player hurt

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Team officials said initial X-rays performed on two Hawaii players taken to the hospital because of possible neck injuries were negative.  The defensive tackles were taken to a Provo hospital after being injured in appa More...

NHL, players are talking

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL and the players’ association agreed on issues related to player safety and drug testing Friday, but the core economic divide that is preventing an end to the league’s latest lockout was not even on the agenda More...

People/Pastimes

Wargos celebrate golden anniversary

Robert K. and Augusta F. (McMahon) Wargo of 6275 Brookside Road, Petersburg, celebrate their golden anniversary today, Saturday, Sept. More...

Mapleton couple mark 50 years of marriage

Richard and Nancy (Eccles) Cox of Mapleton celebrate 50 years of marriage today, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. They were married 50 years ago, in 1962, at St. Dorothy’s Church, Drexel Hill.  The couple will return to St. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 7! Happy birthday to Logan Alexander Yakymac, who turns 7 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. More...

Annie's Mailbox

ANNIE’S MAILBOX

They will eventually stop inviting you

Dear Annie: For years, I have been attending friends’ weddings, showers, graduation parties, birthday parties, engagement parties and other happy occasions. More...

Doctor K

Careful monitoring ensures right dosage of thyroid hormone

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have hypothyroidism and take synthetic thyroid hormone. Is it OK to switch brands or switch to a generic?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Aries if born before 4:06 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Oct. 1, 2012:  More...

Oct. 9 is voting sign up deadline

Some Huntingdon County residents may be scrambling to ensure they have proper IDs for election day, but there are other deadlines looming if residents wish to vote Tuesday, Nov. More...

Variety of issues push residents to polls in November

Every four years, voters are motivated to take to the polls and vote for the presidential candidate of their choice for a variety of reasons.  Whether it be the economy, taxes, foreign affairs or the federal deficit, people are motivated to vote More...

Reality show features local family

A Huntingdon County family that hopes to make one family remember her roots will be showcased Saturday on Country Music Television’s (CMT) “Redneck Rehab.”  More...

General News

Saxton Library

Story hour is Monday nights from 6-7 p.m. and the next infant/toddler story time will be from 11-11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8. We also have the special ghost story-telling night for older kids and adults from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. More...

Area brief

Blood donors needed

The need for all blood types is constant and ongoing. All community members are encouraged to make an appointment to donate blood in the days and weeks ahead. Appointments are encouraged. More...

Damian Lewis: an appealing terrorist on ‘Homeland’

NEW YORK (AP) — It could be, no TV drama has ever given viewers such a damaged pair of protagonists as Brody and Carrie on “Homeland.”  Marine Sgt. More...

Local Sports

Titans rally past Pirates

On the road at Williamsburg Friday, Tussey Mountain found itself down 14-0 midway through the first quarter. More...

Hornets romp by Knights

The Juniata Valley football team showed no ill effects from last weekend’s 47-34 loss at Bellwood-Antis. More...

NBC rolls over Rockets

Northern Bedford junior quarterback Blake Over completed 11 of 14 pass attempts for 152 yards and a pair of scores, while also scrambling 46 yards late in the second quarter for another touchdown as the Black Panthers kept their record unblemished wi More...

Religion News

Rise in number of evangelicals changes Brazilian fashion

ITABORAI, Brazil (AP) — Strolling down the main shopping drag in this working-class Rio de Janeiro suburb, it’s not the second skin dresses in shocking pink spandex that catch the eye or even the strapless tops with strategically placed p More...

Heritage Fair to be held at Camp Blue Diamond

The Brethren Churches of the Middle PA District will sponsor their annual Heritage Fair today, Saturday, Sept. 29, at Camp Blue Diamond, located five miles east of Petersburg off Route 305 on Diamond Valley Road.  More...

Religion Briefs

LDS church dedicates new temple in Brigham City; site marks 139th temple worldwide   BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has dedicated its newest temple after a month-long open house that drew more tha More...

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