October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Season of ‘Hauntingdon’ activities return

Not only is Huntingdon one of the coolest small towns, but during the month of October, it’s also the “Ghoulest Small Town.” This month kicks off the fourth annual return of Hauntingdon, a series of Halloween and harvestthemed event More...

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Local News

Smithfield supervisor expresses concern over railroad crossings

Smithfield Township Supervisor Ken Shea expressed concerns over the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossings at Pennsylvania Avenue and Fairgrounds Road during the township’s monthly board meeting Monday night.  More...

APM offers assistance to current Habitat build

Allensville Planing Mill has been behind the new Habitat construction in Mapleton from the very early planning stages. Architect Greg Larson architect has been working with the designers from Allensville Planing for many months now.  More...

Police Log

Boat taken   More...

General News

Helpful tips for safe driving at night

Driving at night makes some people nervous — and with good reason. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Carpenter stops Nationals 8-0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Carpenter was every bit the postseason ace he’s been in the past for the St. Louis Cardinals.  More...

Giants stay alive 8-3 in Cincy

CINCINNATI (AP) — Facing elimination again, the San Francisco Giants came out swinging. More...

Ibanez homers twice in Yankee win

NEW YORK (AP) — Raul Ibanez lined a tying home run while pinch hitting for slumping Alex Rodriguez in the ninth inning, then hit a leadoff homer in the 12th, giving the New York Yankees a stunning 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Don’t blame the president for high gas prices

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

Commentary

Obama, Romney showing new urgency in close race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With swinging polls making the White House race as unpredictable as ever, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney were crossing Ohio Tuesday and making their case with new urgency in the campaign’ More...

Poll

Sought after commodities: undecided likely voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Mitchell is 100 percent sure she’s going to vote in the presidential race come November. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

The Huntingdon Horsemen, Inc. hold annual banquet

The Huntingdon Horsemen, Inc. held its annual banquet Oct. 6 at the Smithfield Fire Hall. More than 145 people attended.  More...

Penn State Extension fact sheets help new farmers get started

Beginning farmers who need to enhance their knowledge about organic vegetable production, ecological plant-disease management and soil basics will find useful information in a new series of fact sheets offered by Penn State Extension.  The serie More...

Get ready for 4-H party

Seven weeks have passed since reminders started about the 4-H 100th anniversary celebration at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds Sunday, Oct. 14. The committee is hoping for 200 guests at the picnic-style lunch. More...

NASCAR

Enough Is Enough

Junior calls for change in wake of latest ’Dega wreck

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won five races at Talladega Superspeedway. His father won 10. More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Yet another Kurt Busch moment in the books

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Kurt Busch’s uneven tenure at Phoenix Racing came to an inglorious end shortly after the midpoint of the Good Sam 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.  Busch had been leading a few seconds earlier when his No. More...

FUED OF THE WEEK

TONY STEWART VS. MICHAEL WALTRIP

It was the last lap at Talladega. Stewart was up front without drafting help. Waltrip, trailed by Casey Mears, was roaring up fast on the inside. Stewart tried to block … too late. Twenty-five cars crashed. More...

ORJMA board ups sewer rates

In an attempt to try to deal with rising costs, members of the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) approved raising sewer rates for residents at Wednesday’s regular meeting.  Effective Dec. More...

Marklesburg hosts senator for town hall meeting

State Senator Eichelberger told an audience of just over a dozen Huntingdon County residents Wednesday night they could some day feel the repercussions of the current financial mess in the city of Harrisburg.  More...

Valley continues work on comprehensive plan

In an effort to continue preparing students for the future, Juniata Valley School District continues to work on a comprehensive plan, which is still very much in the planning process. More...

State  Free Access 

Still no debate set in race for US Senate

HARRISBURG (AP) — Less than four weeks until Election Day, Pennsylvania’s U.S. More...

Pa. moves to revoke Sandusky’s pension

Pennsylvania’s public employee pension system said Wednesday it will revoke Jerry Sandusky’s $59,000 annual pension in the wake of his conviction and sentence in the child sexual abuse scandal.  More...

Death penalty sought in double slaying in park

STROUDSBURG (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty against a man charged in the shooting deaths of two men whose bodies were found in a northeastern Pennsylvania park last summer.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 11   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...

Local Sports

Valley hosts Tussey for Homecoming contest

What has been a seasonopening match-up over the last four years, has now turned into a mid-season meeting when Tussey Mountain travels to Alexandria’s A.R. More...

Warriors at Mount Union

Mount Union is working to get the offense back on track. More...

Bellwood is coming to So. Huntingdon

Southern Huntingdon is more concerned about itself then who they face next on the gridiron. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Allyson Jolyn Leidy who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Her proud parents are Allen and Jessica Leidy. More...

Happy Belated Birthday

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to Mary Stewart, center front, who turned 83 years old Sept. 12, 2012.  More...

Mount Union TOPS Chapter enjoyed summer success

Members of the Mount Union chapter of TOPS had a successful loss of a total of 116.50 pounds for April, May, June and July. Chapter 989 recognized the division winners for 2011 in April. More...

School News

Local woman to attend business college

Stacy J. Stevens of Mount Union, and formerly of Shippensburg, has been accepted to attend DuBois Business College at the Huntingdon Campus for the October term.  Stevens is enrolled in the administrative medical assistant program. More...

Student art exhibit scheduled

“Yes, I can create art” will host its annual student art exhibit under the direction of instructor, Betty Noey, from 2-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Doctor K

Treatments can restore sun-damaged skin

DEAR DOCTOR K: I was a sun worshipper in my teens. Now, in my 60s, my skin is paying for it. Is it possible to reverse signs of sun damage?  DEAR READER: The answer is yes. More...

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