September 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wall project funds questioned in MU

Members of Mount Union Borough Council discussed harsh realities pertaining to its pending Pennsylvania Avenue wall project Wednesday, noting that while they explore multiple funding opportunities, a multi-million dollar price tag and an unstable pie More...

Lawmakers concerned about action in Syria

With continued coverage of the Syrian civil war dominating the news, Huntingdon County residents may be concerned with how their local representation will vote on American intervention in the Middle East.  Local U.S. Reps. More...

State  Free Access 

Broad Top area Rep. hospitalized

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Computer-operated car transports congressman

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman caught a cutting-edge ride to the airport on Wednesday.  Rep. More...

Jim Thorpe, Pa., fights to keep body of namesake

JIM THORPE (AP) — The hand-lettered donation jar on Anne Marie Fitzpatrick’s store counter says what many residents of this well-preserved Victorian era town are thinking and feeling lately: “Keep Jim Thorpe in Jim Thorpe.”&nb More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fall Family Festival scheduled to begin

75 Years Ago  Plans were made at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Huntingdon Kiwanis Club at the American Legion Home to wind up the drive for funds for the 1938 Kiwanis Health Camp Sept. 3 to be held at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds. More...

Local Sports

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (1-0-) at Mount Union (1-0), 7 p.m.  More...

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (1-0) at Mount Union (1-0), 7 p.m.  Last Week: B.J. Loner scored on a 15-yard run to give Mount Union at 26-20 overtime victory over rival Huntingdon. More...

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Huntingdon (0-1) at Bellefonte (0-1).  Last Week’s Game: Devon Claar finished with 179 yards rushing and Rhett Stetchock added 110, but Mount Union scored 20 unanswered points to earn a 26-20 overtime victory.  More...

People/Pastimes

Tasha Tudor birthday celebration

Members of the pilot chapter of the Tasha Tudor Museum Society, front row, from the left, Peggy Yoder, Dottie Beshore, Courtney Stevens, Joan Kotvas; second row, Judy Pheasant, Barbara Weaver, Julia More...

Sunderland-Stine-Rhodes family reunion held

The descendants of the late Robert Sunderland, Bertha (Stine) Sunderland and Maud (Rhodes) Sunderland gathered for their 54th annual reunion Aug. 25. More...

Special Occasions

Sept. 5, 2013  Happy birthday wishes go out to Justin Shade of Mapleton who celebrates a birthday today, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Happy birthday, Justin!   More...

School News

Local student recognized for academic achievement

About 13,600 Purdue University students earned semester honors for the spring 2013 semester.  To earn semester honors, students must be attending at least half-time, have at least a 3.5 semester grade point average and at least a 2.0 cumulative More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Virgo if born before 12:12 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Accident claims Mapleton woman

A Mapleton woman lost her life as a result of injuries she suffered in a single-vehicle accident which took place along Route 655 near Garlock Road in Cass Township around 6:18 p.m. More...

NASA launch will be seen in county

Huntingdon County residents should be able to view an unmanned bid for the moon being made by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from Virginia’s costal Wallops Island Friday night.  More...

Billboard ordinance argued in Smithfield

A broad discussion of Smithfield Township’s right to limit the presence of possible obnoxious billboards came up during the township’s monthly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Local News

Big Brothers Big Sisters host Run Walk

Individuals and teams from all over Huntingdon County and the surrounding areas will be gathering at the Lower Trail in Alexandria Sunday, Sept. More...

Commissioners approve legacy funds

The Huntingdon County Commissioners listened to and approved a proposal on how to spend Act 13 Marcellus shale legacy funds during their weekly meeting Sept. More...

Wood supervisors approve adding power to athletic field

The Wood Township Supervisors announced plans Wednesday evening for the startup of an electrical power installation project at the municipal-owned J.A. Carney Athletic Field in Robertsdale. More...

World  Free Access 

Court asked to uphold settlement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Plaintiffs’ attorneys who brokered a multibillion- dollar settlement with BP following the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill have asked a federal appeals court to uphold a judge’s approval of the deal.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 5   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Nadal ousts Robredo in straight sets

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s as though Rafael Nadal never left.  If anything, he’s playing better than ever.  A year after skipping the U.S. More...

Position switch fuels Penn State’s Gilliam

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Sandoval belts three homers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Pablo Sandoval hit three homers and drove in six runs Wednesday, leading a rare power show by the San Francisco Giants in a 13-5 win over the San Diego Padres. Sandoval started the day with 10 home runs this season. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

An alarming side to this story  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Obama weighs Egypt aid suspension

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say President Barack Obama’s top national security aides have recommended that the U.S. More...

Op-Ed

Why are schools starting and ending early?

The 2013-14 school year has begun. Five-year-olds are standing at the bus stop with their parents, and all are waiting for the bus and the first day of school with bated breath and much anxiety. What a daunting new experience for those children. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

How to turn your lilies into even more lilies

I want more lilies. A lot more. And I mean true lilies (Lilium spp.) rather than daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.).  More...

Huntingdon Horsemen has 472 entries

The Huntingdon Horsemen held its fourth and final two-day show of the 2013 season Aug. 24-25 at the Isenberg-Hughes Memorial Showground atop Warrior Ridge west of Huntingdon. More...

Community gardens allow many to share in work, harvest

A riot of red tomatoes are among the vegetables and fruits ripening at community gardens throughout Allegheny County. Most have varieties of corn growing right on schedule: Stalks are as “high as an elephant’s eye” in August.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Feelings could indicate a skewed perspective

Dear Annie: I am a 35-year-old man. Years ago, my mother developed a bad habit. Whenever I was in the passenger side of the car, if she stopped short, she would put her arm against my chest to prevent me from going through the windshield. More...

Doctor K

View tablet computer at correct angle

DEAR DOCTOR K: I love my tablet computer, but my neck hurts every time I use it. Any suggestions?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

The Haas hire

Super Team or super stupid? That is the question. Gene Haas, the founder of Stewart-Haas Racing, flexed his alpha-dog muscles last week and hired Kurt Busch to drive a fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car in 2014.  More...

ATLANTA REWIND

Playing hurt is part of the game for drivers

Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers were injured in the last few weeks. Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. suffered injuries to their right wrists after crashing at Bristol. Hamlin had a severe sprain while Truex suffered a scaphoid fracture. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

It really was labor, wasn’t it?   More...

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