November 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

SHC board agrees to keep head coach

Southern Huntingdon County School Board voted to keep retain the district’s head varsity football coach Tuesday amid a divided audience.  More...

Tentative Huntingdon Boro. budget passed

Huntingdon Borough Council approved a tentative budget for 2014 during its monthly meeting Tuesday night.  The expected revenue for the general fund is $2,644,439.52 while the expenses total $2,995,594.18. More...

Local News

Area brief

SCV Lions Hootenanny set for Nov. 23   More...

A Look Back

A memorable corner in the ‘Diamond’ Shall it be forgotten?

Editor’s note: The following article is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1946-1951. More...

Broad Top Twp. supervisors approve ‘no tax’ motion

Citizens of Broad Top Township will be pleased to learn they will not be paying any municipal real estate taxes in 2014, a tradition the township has followed for a number of years thanks to the presence of a landfill within its boundaries.  The More...

World  Free Access 

Merit found in claims against Wal-Mart

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials said Monday they are prepared to file formal complaints against Wal-Mart for allegedly violating the legal rights of protesting workers last year.  More...

Butterball mystery: Turkeys wouldn’t fatten up

NEW YORK (AP) — Butterball apparently has big fat mystery on its hands: The company says it doesn’t know why some of its turkeys wouldn’t plump up in time for Thanksgiving this year.  More...

Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen’s cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 20   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Late president’s spirit inspired a generation

It was noon Friday, Nov. 22, 1963. The ABT columnist had just finished eating his dinner in the cafeteria of the Tussey Mountain High School and was preparing for a busy afternoon of classroom activities.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Timonen helps Flyers get back on track

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a terrible start, the Philadelphia Flyers are back on track.  Kimmo Timonen had a goal and two assists, Steve Mason made 32 saves and the Flyers beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 Tuesday night.  Claude Giroux, Sea More...

Bosh, Chalmers help Heat defeat Hawks

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh scored 19 points, Mario Chalmers went on a personal 9-0 run in a 39-second spurt of the pivotal third quarter, and the Miami Heat topped the Atlanta Hawks 104-88 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.  More...

Kansas, Louisville and Duke roll to victory

Kansas 86, Iona 66  LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis scored 21 points, freshman Joel Embiid had 16 points and 13 rebounds in a breakout performance, and No. 2 Kansas used a big late run to bury Iona 86-66 on Tuesday night.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio if born before 7:58 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Sun will be in Sagittarius. The Moon is in Cancer all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013:  More...

Road concerns mount in county

The intersection of Route 22, Old Route 22 and River Road in Porter Township has long been a cause for concern for residents, but after Tuesday’s transportation vote in the state House of Representatives, they may soon have one less dangerous i More...

Courthouse project contracts OK’d

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a contract with HAAS Building Solutions for the renovations of the first floor of the county courthouse during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  County planning director Mark Colussy vetted the reference More...

Council votes clarified in Mapleton Borough

At Tuesday’s Mapleton Borough Council meeting, borough secretary Bonnie Cramer explained how council’s vacancies will be filled in the coming year.  More...

State  Free Access 

Gettysburg Address: A short speech long remembered

GETTYSBURG (AP) — In solemnity, thousands of people gathered at a central Pennsylvania battlefield park Tuesday to honor a speech given 150 years ago that President Abraham Lincoln predicted would not be long remembered.  More...

Methodist pastor expects to defrocked for gay wedding

SPRING CITY (AP) — Frank Schaefer gets to keep calling himself a Methodist pastor — at least for the next 30 days.  More...

Trial ordered for inmate in bomb threat case

ALTOONA (AP) — A central Pennsylvania jail inmate has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he sent a bomb threat to the county courthouse and another threatening the area’s drinking water supply.  Reports say a judge ruled Tue More...

Business News

Stone Town Gallery to hold grand opening

After months of renovations, Stone Town Gallery at 511 Washington St., Huntingdon, is now open for business, with a grand opening celebration to take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Former news anchor joins senator’s staff

The office of state Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. has announced that a longtime television news anchor has joined his staff.  Patrick Schurr, a 14-year news veteran from WTAJ-TV, has joined Eichelberger’s staff as executive assistant.  More...

Ribbon cutting at new location

A ribbon cutting was recently held at Raymond James Investment Group’s new location at 713 Washington St., Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Launtz named Centennial’s Coach of Year

After posting the most wins since 1990, and earning a trip to its first Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) bowl game, the Juniata College football team continued to soar high Tuesday when the Centennial Conference announced head coach Tim Lau More...

College Men’s Basketball:

Penn State scores win over La Salle

UNIVERSITY PARK — Stellar performances by sophomore Donovon Jack and Tim Frazier paved the way for the Penn State men’s basketball team as the Nittany Lions recorded a 79-72 victory over La Salle Tuesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.& More...

Kepler earns first-team nod from AVCA

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Junior Amelia Kepler (Kane Area H.S.) of the Juniata College women’s volleyball team earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) First-Team All- America honors, the organization announced Tuesday morning. More...

People/Pastimes

‘Festive Fall’ contest winners announced

The Festive Fall Scarecrow Contest was sponsored by Lincoln Caverns and Domino’s Pizza, both of Huntingdon, this year with the assistance of the elementary classroom teachers in each participating school. More...

Boy Scout Troop 4494

“Scouting for Food” is the scouting’s community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the community. More...

Births

Adam Cressman and Heidi Householder of James Creek are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian “Lily” Irene Cressman, Nov. 14, 2013, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Some parents sacrifice personal happiness

Dear Annie: When I married my husband, he was divorced with a collegeaged daughter. For some reason or other, she did not complete her degree. After college, “Connie” got a job and her own apartment. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Damp hot pad danger

Dear Heloise: I recently BADLY BURNED MY FINGERS while baking cookies because I failed to notice that my hot pad had gotten damp in the process of washing and reusing the cookie sheets. More...

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