October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MU council hears residents’ concerns

A group of residents in the vicinity of West Vandevender Street sent a delegate to Wednesday night’s Mount Union Borough Council meeting to seek help with a property that has become a frequent site of alleged disturbances and police interventio More...

Remembering days gone by

Westminster Woods residents Ralph and Lori Moyer watch Sylvia Byers demonstrate the process of spinning wool fibers into yarn at the Masterpiece Living Launch “Remembering Days Gone By” W More...

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Local News

Wood residents inquire about bridge restrictions

A two-lane bridge in Robertsdale has been posted by PennDOT in hopes of slowing down the deteriorating condition of the span and to promote safety. More...

Porter Twp., Alexandria Boro. delay authority decision

Porter Township Board of Supervisors chairman Richard Brown informed residents of the township no decision has been made concerning which municipality has the most members on the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority.  The board decided at More...

SH board members hear about new performance profile

Members of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board heard a presentation from Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 assistant executive director Tracy Hinish regarding the Pennsylvania Performance Profile during a Tuesday night workshop meeting.  More...

World  Free Access 

Offbeat raspberry’s worth growing

When I really want to impress a visitor to my garden, I offer a taste of Fallgold raspberries.  Many raspberries taste good, especially when picked dead ripe and popped into your mouth, but Fallgold is perhaps the tenderest and sweetest raspberr More...

Scribd, HarperCollins offer e-book subscriptions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Online document-sharing site Scribd is taking a page from Netflix’s success story as it sets out to create the world’s largest subscription service for digital books.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Military academy teams will play this weekend

U.S. military academy football teams will play this weekend, despite the government shutdown.  A senior defense official said Wednesday the decision affects this weekend’s games only, and future games will be evaluated as events unfold. More...

AL Wild Card Playoff:

Rays shut out Indians 4-0

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays’ road show rolls on. More...

Bucs prepare for next step

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are riding high after their first postseason victory in 21 years. They’re confident they can beat anybody, anywhere.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Nonessential  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Op-Ed

Federal government shutdown

Thank goodness. The largely inoperative overpriced entity known as the United States Federal Government has finally shut down.  More...

Citizens United, the sequel

Did you get sick of that barrage of attack ads during last year’s elections? Brace yourself: It could get worse. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Federal grants help specialty crop industry

Nineteen Pennsylvania projects were awarded more than $956,000 in federal grants to increase the visibility and market share of the state’s produce, nursery, horticultural and nut products.  The federal grants are part of the U.S. More...

Pennsylvania pumpkins are here

Pennsylvania pumpkin growers are once again expecting a good crop of pumpkins for fall decorating. Growing conditions have varied across the state, but most growers, like Brian Campbell in Berwick, are expecting at least a good average yield. More...

FSA farm loans available

Senior farm loan officer Bruce Horning for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, reminded producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm loans known as Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) and Beginning Farmer loans. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Open own email account

Dear Annie: I have a problem that I have never seen in your column. My 64-year-old father-in-law sends my middle-aged husband pornographic pictures. My husband and I share the same email address, and the last picture was extremely explicit. More...

Doctor K

If you don’t talk to your teen about sex, someone else will

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m the parent of a teenage girl. I know it’s time to talk to her about sex, and I’d appreciate any advice.  DEAR READER: Many parents feel anxious or uncomfortable talking with their children about sex. More...

Special Sections

Storm damage funds available

Two months after Gov. Tom Corbett asked for federal disaster aid for 13 counties, including Huntingdon, for damage and significant flooding as a result of the severe storms in June, the federal government approved it Wednesday. More...

Mapleton authority gets CDBG funds

The Mapleton Area Joint Municipal Authority (MAJMA) formally signed an agreement with the county to receive $370,500 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the state to upgrade its sewage treatment facility during the monthly meetin More...

Planners to re-examine Act 13 legacy projects

The Huntingdon County Commissioners will be asked to consider how to spend Act 13 legacy funds dedicated to projects focusing on improvements to county greenways and parks next week. More...

State  Free Access 

Appeals court: No new trial for Jerry Sandusky

HARRISBURG (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky should not get a new trial after being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.  The unanimous decision by a three-judge Super More...

More glitches on second day of insurance system

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Strong interest and online glitches continued for a second day Wednesday in a new insurance system for Pennsylvanians under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, making shopping and enrollment difficult.& More...

Bill on school property taxes wins House OK

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives sent the Senate a bill Wednesday that would authorize local school boards to reduce or eliminate school property taxes and shift the revenue source to new levies on residents and b More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

MU Canal Era Day is a success

75 Years Ago  More than 100 Arabs were killed in Palestine in clashes with British troops, authorities announced. Widespread disorders were reported and the troops had encounters in many sections.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 3   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...

Local Sports

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Huntingdon (2-3) at Central Mountain (1-4). Kickoff at 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: Devon Claar rushed for 151 yards and scored four touchdowns to help Huntingdon to a 34-28 victory over Penns Valley.  More...

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Williamsburg (3-2) at Juniata Valley (3-2), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: Caleb Taylor threw a five-yard TD pass to Gordon Gable, then kicked the extra point to give the Hornets a 13-12 victory over Moshannon Valley in More...

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (4-1) at Northern Bedford (5-0), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: The Trojans scored first, but then three turnovers and no more points the rest of the way led to Bellwood-Antis taking a 20-6 win. B.J. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Lily Mae Borger who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Her proud parents are Bryan and Gwen Borger of Huntingdon. More...

Colorful autumn additions

A nip in the air and the changing color of leaves can only mean one thing — fall is around the corner. While dusting off your favorite sweaters and corduroys, don’t forget to dress up your home décor as well. More...

Happy Anniversary

Local couple marks golden anniversary

Carl and Linda Shaffer marked their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Libra all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013:  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

DALE DOWNER AT DOVER

It’s a bummer to finish second in a Sprint Cup race, but it stings just a bit more when it is your teammate beating you and you have an advantage. That is what happened to Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Sunday at Dover International Speedway.  More...

DOVER REWIND

Matt Kenseth’s 2-race win streak ends with 7th-place finish

Sprint Cup points leader Matt Kenseth, who won the first two Chase races, finished seventh at Dover on Sunday and watched his points lead shrink. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Were you wrong about Jimmie Johnson?   More...

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