November 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

TDN asks subscribers to support food banks

With the state of the economy, Huntingdon Area Food Pantry administrator Jean Feagley has seen her clientele nearly double lately.  “We’ve been hit harder this year than in the past,” said Feagley. More...

Penn State approves president search, athletics code

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State trustees on Friday approved the process to find a new president and an athletics code of conduct required by the NCAA as part of the penalties for the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football c More...

Local News

Rails to Trails directors plan new life for Hopewell Foundry Museum

If all goes as planned, the historic Hopewell Foundry Museum is expected to become an important component of the new H&BT Rail-Trail project. More...

Huntingdon Borough to revisit smoking issue

Months after settling what turned into a two-month discussion of a smoking ban in the parks owned by Huntingdon Borough, the issue was brought up again during the monthly meeting of the borough council’s Community Development Committee Tuesday More...

Area briefs

Annual Nutrition Symposium planned on Juniata campus   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Leftwich ready to play against Ravens

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Byron Leftwich stared into the sea of cameras and started to laugh.  More...

Logano gets pole for finale; Gordon, Keselowski follow

HOMESTEAD, Fla. More...

NCAA rules UCLA freshman eligible

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NCAA ruled UCLA freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad eligible to play Friday, and the star freshman guard is set to make his Bruins debut Monday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

‘Knit Wits’ combine crafting and community

Huntingdon County communities are often close-knit, but one group is out to see if they can become even closer by knitting, not to mention crocheting, needlepoint and other kinds of crafting. More...

Mount Union VFW Auxiliary holds Halloween costume party

The Blue Juniata VFW Post 5754 Ladies’ Auxiliary, Mount Union, hosted a Halloween party Oct. 27. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Ardath M. Wright of Six Mile Run who will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You are withholding information

Dear Annie: I’m in my 30s. Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome after a two-year career ended in disaster. It was my mother who suspected what was wrong. More...

Doctor K

Booster for pertussis vaccine protects adults as well as kids

DEAR DOCTOR K: My daughter wants me to get a booster shot for pertussis. She says it will help protect her young kids against whooping cough. Is this true?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Aquarius all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Nov. 19, 2012:  More...

Juniata narrows president search

For the past two weeks, the Juniata College community has been buzzing with activity as four finalists in the institution’s presidential search visited the campus for the first time.  More...

Residents weigh in on Petraeus scandal ramifications

More details about the scandal involving former CIA director General Dave Petraeus have unfolded in the past week after he announced he was resigning from the CIA after it was discovered he was having an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. More...

Christmas lights are origin of house fire

An indoor Christmas light display is being listed as the cause of a fire that almost cost a Todd Township family of five their home Friday afternoon at 12:28 p.m. More...

General News

Is giant reed a ‘miracle plant’ or the next kudzu?

OXFORD, N.C. (AP) — It’s fast-growing and drought-tolerant, producing tons of biomass per acre. It thrives even in poor soil and is a self-propagating perennial, so it requires little investment once established.  More...

Miniature horse serves as therapy animal

ERIE (AP) — Cimarron is curious, fun-loving and even mischievous at home. But it’s difficult to get upset with him.  He has such a special way of bonding with people, you would almost think he’s human.  More...

News of Yesteryear

State prison system reported to be over capacity

75 Years Ago  An early morning fire which destroyed two buildings two blocks north of Ohio’s capitol of Columbus was brought under control today after it has caused an estimated $500,000 property damage. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Nov. 17   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.  Sunday, Nov. 18   More...

Local Sports

Juniata Valley’s Grissinger, Taylor top area leaders

High School Football Wrap-Up

Another high school football season is in the books, and this year was highlighted by plenty of scoring. Juniata Valley’s Brett Grissinger topped all area players in rushing yards, receptions, scoring and total offense.  More...

2012 High School Football Statistics

------------ INDIVIDUAL RUSHING (Top 10) Player, School More...

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Southern Huntingdon’s McKenna Garlock has signed a national letter of intent to continue her education and softball career at Lock Haven University. More...

Religion News

Operation Christmas Child ready for take-off

Gary Reed unloads boxes at the McAlevys Fort Presbyterian Church, the local relay center for the collection of Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes, a worldwide project of Samaritan’s Purse. More...

Thanksgiving Services

TChoamnkmsguinviitnyg services  Broad Top area — The Broad Top Area Ministerium will sponsor a community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m.  Sunday, Nov. 18, at the  Saxton-Liberty Elementary  More...

Fifteenth Street UMC joins in hurricane aid

Operation Sandy Relief has been announced by the Rev. Rob Visscher, executive director Mission Central of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.  More...

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