June 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget takes back seat

SHCSD teachers, parents speak out about transfers

Though members of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board passed their operating budget with no tax increase for the 2013-14 school year at its regular meeting Tuesday, discussion of the budget went on the backburner as teachers and parents spoke More...

FCI was once boost for county

The closing of FCI USA Inc. More...

Local News

Area briefs

Blood drive sponsored by Three Springs Baptist held at Three Springs Ambulance   THREE SPRINGS — A Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by the Three Springs Baptist Church, was held June 6 at the Three Springs Ambulance building.  More...

Huntingdon man charged with assaulting officers

A Huntingdon man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault against police officers during an altercation at 12:15 a.m. this morning, according to reports.  More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents June 12: Mount Union Police initiated a traffic stop on an individual riding a dirt bike on Division Street at 9:20 p.m. More...

World  Free Access 

US consumer confidence at five-year high in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ confidence in the economy rose to its highest level in more than five years, bolstered by a more optimistic outlook for hiring.  More...

Veterans’ uphill road back, struggle with suicide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years ago, Joe Miller, then an Army Ranger captain with three Iraq tours under his belt, sat inside his home near Fort Bragg holding a cocked Beretta 40mm, and prepared to kill himself.  More...

Power plant limits at center of Obama climate plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heattrapping pollution from coalfired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property.&nbs More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 26   Civil War Descendents p The Descendents of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. A guest speaker will be featured. For more information, call 684-4884.  More...

Local Sports

Curve, Spikes stopped by rain

The Altoona Curve and New Britain Rock Cats were unable to finish Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled game as the rains came with the Cats batting in the top of the third inning. More...

Moose rallies to beat Park’s

Moose was in the midst of pulling off a comeback win as the skies began to rapidly darken Tuesday in Huntingdon City League action. More...

People/Pastimes

Mapleton American Legion Auxiliary recognizes essay contest winners

Mapleton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 322 has had a busy year, which began Aug. More...

Service Personnel News

Marine Corps Pvt. Derrick Stailey, 19, earned the title of United States Marine June 14, after 13 intense weeks of boot camp. During this time, Stailey was awarded the Platoons High Shooter expert rifleman award. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Kyler Robert Garner who turns 7 years old today, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. He is the son of Alex and Krista Garner of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 1:32 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 27, 2013:  More...

Temps not record-breaking

Tuesday’s air temperature may not have been a day for the record books, but it set the bar high for the rest of the summer.  More...

PennDOT debuts construction maps

PennDOT secretary Barry Schoch has unveiled a new website that demonstrates where transportation funding, as proposed by Gov. Corbett and the Senate, will be used.  More...

Conference request denied

The Huntingdon County Commissioners tabled jury commissioner Linda McMath’s request to attend the 2013 annual conference of the Pennsylvania State Association of Jury Commissioners (PSAJC) during their weekly meeting Tuesday morning.  In l More...

State  Free Access 

Corbett, lawmakers are pressed for school aid

HARRISBURG (AP) — Top GOP lawmakers and fellow Republican Gov. More...

No injuries reported at fire in Pa. senior center

CLEARFIELD (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania say no injuries were reported after a fire at a senior living facility in Clearfield.  Emergency dispatchers said the blaze at the Colonial Courtyard was reported at about 7:20 p.m. More...

Highmark, CMU touts expanded medical partnership

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Health insurer Highmark Inc. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County receives 5,000 anterless deer licenses

75 Years Ago  A 6-year-old boy was in a hospital in Pittsburgh and his twin brother was dead as the result of a truck getting beyond the control of its driver. More...

Business News

Area chiropractor brings back house calls

One Hesston native has taken her love of chiropractic medicine and the old-fashioned house call and turned them both into a new business venture.  Brooke Skipper, a board certified chiropractor, has been making house calls to area homes since ea More...

Real Estate Transfers

June 10, 2013  Alve Carl Holmes Jr. and Alice M. Holmes, grantors, to Tammy Von Mansberg and Mark D. Moore, property in Union Township, $40,000.  Budd L. Goshorn, grantor, to Kirk Scott, property in Tell Township, $7,500.  More...

Official ribbon cutting

In attendance for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony of Maidens Taxi Service were, from the left, Huntingdon County Commissioner Jeff Thomas; Keith Black from the office of Rep. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Suzuki’s walk-off homer lifts Yankees to 4-3 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki homered off Tanner Scheppers with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.  More...

Five homers power Pirates in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Starling Marte got the Pirates started with a triple — and it only got better after that.  Marte hit two of Pittsburgh’s five home runs and Jeff Locke pitched seven sharp innings to lead the Pirates past the Seat More...

LaRoche homer beats Diamondbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam LaRoche hit a three-run homer and Gio Gonzalez won for the first time since May 5 as the Washington Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 Tuesday night.  Jayson Werth added a double, RBI-single and two walk More...

School News

Student News

Stephanie Applegate of Middletown graduated from Middletown Area High School June 6. Commencement was held at the Forum, Harrisburg.  More...

Share your student’s news in The Daily News

If you would like to have news about your student in The Daily News, submit it to the People and Pastimes Editor.  The Daily News reserves the right to edit material submitted.  More...

Huntingdon High School Class of 1938

Members and friends of the Huntingdon High School Class of 1938, front row, from the left, Mel Isett, Margie Litzenberger, Don Litzenberger; second row, Gene Hoffman, Sally Kyper, Robey (Herring) Ham More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is a legal operation

Dear Annie: We live in a quiet family neighborhood. Recently, a neighbor tried to locate the owner of a rental home next door in order to discuss a shared fence issue. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

It’s a pepper!

Dear Heloise: I often see PIMENTOS used in recipes and, of course, stuffed in olives, but what exactly are they? — Kevin H., via email  More...

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