August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

ORJMA well bids evaluated by board

Though no contractor was chosen for the upcoming well project, members of the Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority reviewed three bids at Wednesday’s regular meeting. More...

Local News

Area brief

Community chorus, arts council to present ‘Tribute To’   PENN TWP. More...

SHCSB approves contractors for security updates

Among the items up for discussion at the regular meeting of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board Tuesday was approving contractors for security updates in the school district.  More...

Mount Union men waive hearings

The two men who broke into the Mapleton Express a week ago waived their preliminary hearings before Magisterial District Judge Mary Jamison during Tuesday morning’s session of Huntingdon County Central Court.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Yanks’ Suzuki gets 4,000th career hit

NEW YORK (AP) — Alfonso Soriano hit a tiebreaking tworun homer with two outs in the eighth inning, Ichiro Suzuki got his 4,000th hit between the major leagues and Japan, and the Yankees handed the Toronto Blue Jays their 12th straight loss in N More...

Johnson’s homer gives Braves 4-1 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Johnson hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and Atlanta beat the New York Mets 4-1 on Wednesday after Braves outfielder Jason Heyward sustained a broken jaw when he was hit by a pitch.  More...

Google looking into TV through NFL

PORTLAND, Ore. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Joshua Duane Miller, 1606 Moore St., Huntingdon, and Rae Ann Shaffer, also of Huntingdon.  Nathaniel Robert Heeter, 217 Seventh Ave., Burnham, and Kristy Ann Landis, also of Burnham.  Michael Lee Quarry, 106 Liverpool St., Mount Union, and More...

Fouse family gathers at Portstown Park

The 17th Fouse family reunion was held Aug. 18, at Portstown Park, Huntingdon. There were a total of 37 people in attendance this year. Prayer was led by Jerry Slagenweit and a delicious buffet meal followed. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Derek Matthew Banks who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. His proud parents are Beth Banks and Eric Banks, both of Huntingdon. He has two siblings, Morgan and Tyler. More...

School News

Grandson of Mapleton couple completes studies

David Dickie of East Greenbush, N.Y., has graduated from University of Minnesota with a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering and mechanics.  He is the son of Celeste and Marc Dickie of East Greenbush, N.Y., and the grandson of Nan 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. Photos are not published with dean’s list announcements. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Be compassionate and honest

Dear Annie: I am the manager of a small business with one co-worker. For the past eight years, “Sheila” and I have gotten along fairly well. Last year, not so much. Sheila has become lazy, obnoxious and surly.  More...

Doctor K

Most osteoarthritis is managed with pain medication

DEAR DOCTOR K: My joints hurt. Does that mean I have osteoarthritis?  DEAR READER: Your knee aches from time to time, or maybe your fingers don’t seem as nimble as they used to be. More...

Special Sections

Prevailing wage change backed

The state House of Representatives Labor and Industry Committee held a public hearing earlier today in State College to discuss reforming the state’s 50-year-old prevailing wage law. More...

Proceeding into a new year

County to update heritage plan

When the Huntingdon County Heritage Committee was organized 17 years ago as part of a nine-county effort to perpetuate the region’s industrial and transportation heritage, the local committee developed its own road map which brought together ma More...

Free Masons to hold open house

Not since 2010 has the Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge 300 opened its doors to the general public for a look inside the secret world of the Free Masons. More...

Obituaries

General News

News of Yesteryear

County Mobile Homes office destroyed by fire

75 Years Ago  The pitching contest to determine who is to represent Huntingdon County in the state wide horse show pitching tournament at the Harrisburg Farm Show will be staged Sept. 2. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 22   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Washington drives in three; Spikes win again

The State College Spikes put together another offensive display Wednesday night as David Washington knocked in three more runs and Ronald Castillo collected four hits in a 9-3 victory over the Williamsport Crosscutters at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park More...

Curve shut out again by Reading Phils

The Reading Fightin Phils shut out the Altoona Curve for a second consecutive game in front of 7,630 fans Wednesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The final score was 8-0. More...

High School Volleyball Preview:

Huntingdon has business to finish

The Huntingdon girls’ volleyball team looked like the squads of the past during its late season run a year ago. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

A new market for college towns

The economies of college towns will be increasingly challenged in future years. More...

False choice between security and liberty

Even before Edward Snowden disclosed that the National Security Agency (NSA) was harvesting seemingly every detail of our digital lives, our nation has been wrestling with a Faustian bargain: How do we maintain fundamental American rights of liberty More...

The fake thing

New rule (as Bill Maher would say): If you make billions of dollars a year selling unhealthy food, you don’t get to tell us to work out.  It was one thing when Cookie Monster began telling kids to eat vegetables. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Farmers’ Market Voice

Comb honey coming to Huntingdon market

On Thursday, Aug. 29, Tug Hollow Honey will be bringing a crop of fresh comb honey to the Huntingdon farmers market which is held from noon to 5 p.m. in Portstown Park. More...

Plan now for great-tasting tomatoes next year

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Home-grown tomatoes are not the best-tasting ones. Not necessarily, that is.  More...

Webinar to examine water sales to shale-gas drilling companies

Water use by the Marcellus Shale gas industry in Pennsylvania and West Virginia will be the subject of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.  The session, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Pisces if born before 1:13 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013:  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

The AJ way

The Comeback Driver of the Year? No discussion at this point. It’s a unanimous decision for AJ Allmendinger, who was suspended from NASCAR racing in July 2012 and returned this season to win a pair of Nationwide Series races. More...

MICHIGAN REWIND

Jimmie Johnson, who has a wide lead in Sprint Cup Series points heading into the Chase, exited the race at Michigan on Lap 54 with an engine failure in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

In the crusade against the Youth Movement, this is our leader.  How many prom queens are 54?   More...

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