June 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Tainted food a picnic concern

By APRIL FEAGLEY  Daily News Staff Writer  Pavilions, picnic tables and campgrounds may seem an unlikely scene for germ warfare, but outdoor dining can present an increased risk of exposure to foodborne illness this time of year if proper p More...

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Local News

Business Directory Contest winner announced

Congratulations to Jodi Prough of Huntingdon for being the winner of The Daily News Business Directory Contest being held this summer. She selected a $25 gift certificate from Saxton Market as her prize.  More...

Police Log

DUI   PORTER TWP. — Ryan Wagner, 23, Huntingdon, has been charged by state police at Huntingdon for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol after a crash in the area of Barree Road at 10:32 p.m. April 23. More...

News of Yesteryear

Saxton business district damaged by blaze

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 17 AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944-2982. More...

Local Sports

County Hall of Fame inducts five new members

Memories were sparked and tales tall and otherwise retold as 244 people attended the Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame’s 16th annual induction banquet Saturday night at the Raystown Resort Convention Center.  More...

Curve win ugly 2-1

A sloppy game that saw six combined errors ended up going in favor of the Curve 2-1 in front of 5,382 fans Sunday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The victory puts the Curve in the win column for a fifth straight game to establish a season-high. More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone Garden Club has many branches

As the cool, cloudy June winds along its lazy path to sunny, summer days, the Standing Stone Garden Club of Huntingdon welcomes new members and officers, new programs and yet pauses to remember the past.  More...

SSGC plans club picnic

The Standing Stone Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church parking lot, Huntingdon, to carpool to the Pine Shelter Pavilion at Raystown Lake.  More...

Special Occasions

June 17, 2013  Happy birthday to Casey Schmidt of Mapleton who celebrates her 11th birthday today, Monday, June 17, 2013. Happy birthday, Casey!   More...

Senior Spotlight

Things to consider as retirement approaches

Though many people are delaying retirement, the day will still come when they leave their jobs behind and retire. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It’s possible nothing happened

Dear Annie: I have been married to the love of my life for several years. Our children are all grown and out of the nest. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Libra if born before 11:09 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 18, 2013:  More...

Students facing interest rate hike

Without senatorial action on student loans, interest rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1. U.S. Sen. More...

Firewood can spread pests

With camping season just beginning in the state, campers should be aware of the state firewood quarantine and the precautions surrounding the emerald ash borer (EAB) and other exotic invasive species.  More...

Historical society’s Civil War Celebration brings history to life

About 70 miles and 150 years separate modern-day Huntingdon County from the events which unfolded during the summer of 1863 in and around Gettysburg, but a Civil War Celebration sponsored by the Huntingdon County Historical Society Saturday brought a More...

State  Free Access 

PSU fallout lingers year after Sandusky trial

HARRISBURG (AP) — In the year since eight young men took the stand to testify they were sexually abused by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the scandal has played out in the courts, in the halls of the university and i More...

Heinz Endowments head critisized for gas ties

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The head of an influential charity is being criticized for his ties to the oil and gas industry, but some experts say the allegations are misguided.  More...

General News

Cuba to resume talks on direct mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba will resume talks this week on restarting direct mail service despite a deadlock between Washington and Havana over detainees that has largely stalled most rapprochement efforts, a U.S. More...

Longtime government lawyer to lead Gitmo closure effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has chosen a high-powered Washington lawyer with extensive experience in all three branches of the government to be the State Department’s special envoy for closing down the military-run prison at More...

Solar-powered plane lands near Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — A solar-powered plane nearing the close of a cross-continental journey has landed at Dulles International Airport just outside the nation’s capital, with only one leg to New York remaining.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Spurs are one game from title after 114-104 victory

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed.  He went to the bench, and they chanted his name.  The sights and sounds of so many San Antonio spring nights were back Sunday night — and the real More...

Rose wins U.S. Open; Mickelson second again

ARDMORE (AP) — Justin Rose could see all the pieces coming together in this U.S. Open.  More...

Mets rally to down Cubs

NEW YORK (AP) — Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer that capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Mets salvaged what had been shaping up as another sorry afternoon, startling the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday. More...

Hints from Heloise

A clear problem with packaging

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about product packaging:  “Packaging needs improvement. Bottles of detergent and softener are similar and need larger print identifying their content. More...

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