July 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury commissioner jobs cut

While the decision still hangs in the balance from the state Supreme Court whether the abolishment of jury commissioners is constitutional, the Huntingdon County Commissioners agreed once again by a 2-1 vote to eliminate the two positions. More...

Mapleton Borough gains 50 new renters

Mapleton Borough Council learned Tuesday evening that 50 additional borough tax notices were recently sent out by tax collector Gladys Cohenour. This indicates an increase in the number of residents in the community.  More...

Local News

Area briefs

Survivor registration for MU Relay For Life   More...

Robertsdale Community Day gains participants

Planners of the second annual Robertsdale Community Day Celebration and the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Heritage Days were pleased to learn Tuesday evening that a number of additional organizations will take part in this year’s event.  More...

Mount Union man paroled after serving 400 days

A Mount Union man was paroled after serving 400 days in the Huntingdon County Jail on charges brought against him in January 2012, for physically abusing his children.  More...

World  Free Access 

US consumer prices up in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher gasoline costs pushed a measure of U.S. consumer prices up in June. More...

More hardcover copies of Rowling book on the way

NEW YORK (AP) — Readers eager for hardcover copies of the detective novel J.K. Rowling (ROHL’-ing) wrote under another name will have to wait at least a couple of days.  Little, Brown and Co. More...

Bill to revamp military justice gains support

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ambitious, bipartisan effort to overhaul the military justice system and stanch the increasing number of sexual assaults gained crucial support from conservatives Tuesday, setting up a showdown with the Pentagon’s top More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 17   Standing Stone Seniors p A membership meeting of the Standing Stone Senior Citizens will be held at 2 p.m. at the center, 915 Washington St., Huntingdon.  More...

Local Sports

Area Five 13-14 Teener Tournament:

Mount Union wins again

Mount Union 17 Penns Valley 7   In Tuesday night action at the Municipal Park in Mount Union in the Area Five 13-14 Teener League Tournament, Mount Union took control of the game from the first inning on and downed Penns Valley 17-7 in five inni More...

Section Four 11-12 LL Tournament:

Huntingdon sweeps to title

Ryan Brechbiel pitched a complete-game four-hitter and Ryder Kocik and Andrew Finkle hit home runs to lead Huntingdon to a 10-2 victory over State College National Tuesday evening in the Pennsylvania Little League 11-12 Section Four championship game More...

Players from the Huntingdon 11-12 Little League all-star team

  Players from the Huntingdon 11-12 Little League all-star team run a victory lap around Callet Field in Westmont Tuesday after winning the Pennsylvania Section Four championship. More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

DeWitt-Carpenter

Megan Carpenter, daughter of Tom and Linda Carpenter of Huntingdon, and Benjamin DeWitt, son of Lynne and Julian Adams of Hartwell, Ga., and Henry and Linda DeWitt of Athens, Ga., were united in marriage May 4, 2013, in Martinsburg, W.Va. More...

Service Personnel News

Air Force Airman Tyler Dehart graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Fo More...

Happy Birthday

88 YEARS OLD! Happy birthday wishes go out to Boyd Henry of Huntingdon, who turns 88 years old today, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Happy birthday, Boyd!   More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Heavenly biscuits

Dear Heloise: I love to read your hints, and I remember seeing a recipe for BISCUITS WITH YEAST. Could you please reprint the recipe? — Maria P. in Texas  Yes, here’s the recipe for Heloise’s Angel Biscuits. More...

Special Sections

Dept. of Labor dismisses claim

The claim filed by the nonuniform employees of Huntingdon Borough to the state Department of Labor and Industry has been dismissed by the department. The department informed the union of its decision July 12.  More...

Huntingdon council working on stormwater run-off plans

Residents of the Cold Springs Avenue area have continued to push Huntingdon Borough Council into coming up with a plan to divert the stormwater run-off, which continues to damage their properties. More...

Area gastroenterologists observe 20 years

After having their own practice for 20 years, it’s easy for anyone to see that gastroenterologists Keith Waddle and Michael Gaugler have a professional relationship that helps them provide the best care for their patients, complete with finishi More...

State  Free Access 

Man gets prison time in terror promotion case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man whom authorities called a “homegrown, radical extremist” was sentenced Tuesday to 8 1/2 years in prison for helping lead an Internet forum that promoted terrorist attacks against American More...

Judge sends six Pa. Turnpike defendants to trial

HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday prosecutors had presented enough evidence to send to county court a bid rigging and influence peddling case against a former state senator and five others regarding Pennsylvania Turnpike business.  More...

Gaming revenue flat last year

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State regulators say total gaming revenue at Pennsylvania’s 11 casinos was flat for the fiscal year that just ended. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

First Grange National Bank marks 100th anniversary

75 Years Ago  More...

Business News

Abby’s Place brings back old-fashioned ice cream parlor

July is Ice Cream Month and, if folks in the Mount Union area are in the mood to travel back to the 1950s to a good old-fashioned ice cream parlor, all they have to do is head to Abby’s Place on Shirley Street.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

July 1, 2013  David R. Saulen, Mary Saulen and Harvey B. Reeder, grantors, to Alana M. Steffen, property in Mount Union Borough, $76,900.  William H. Kreamer and Linda L. More...

Around The Broad Top

Company stores were important to Wood, Robertsdale residents

When I’m assembling the “old news” column, I occasionally find myself hostage to the past, especially the front page Daily News stories dating back 75 and 50 years.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

AL blanks NL 3-0

MLB All-Star Game:

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera was all set up to save his final All-Star game — or so it seemed.  Jim Leyland just wasn’t about to take that chance.  More...

Warm and fuzzy feelings return to Muirfield

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Let’s see if we’ve got this straight about Muirfield.  It’s a fair test.  There are no surprises.  And it’s just plain “neat,” as Tiger Woods kept saying over and over More...

Hingis plans to come out of retirement

CARLSBAD, Calif. More...

School News

Area student inducted into music society

Caitlyn Dixon of Spruce Creek was one of 16 students recently inducted into the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity for women at Susquehanna University.  Dixon, a rising sophomore majoring in music education, is a 2012 graduate of Juniata Valley H More...

Barton Colleges announces spring 2013 dean’s list

Barton College named 65 students to the president’s list and 279 students to the dean’s list for spring semester 2013. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This could be construed as child abuse

Dear Annie: I am the grandmother of nine beautiful little grandchildren. Two granddaughters live with their mother and spend weekends with their father, who remarried, and he and his wife are currently residing with me.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 10:54 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 18, 2013:  More...

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