November 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

One person dies in Rt. 522 crash

A two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning at the intersection of Lenape Drive and Route 522 in Shirley Township claimed the life of a Shirleysburg woman and sent a Shirleysburg man to the hospital with major injuries. More...

Theater prepared for holiday season

As of last week, all five digital projectors have been installed at the Huntingdon Cinema’s Clifton 5, just in time for Thanksgiving, one of the biggest movie seasons of the year. More...

Local News

Police Log

Charges filed More...

Area bear harvest still below average

As winter weather rolled into the area Tuesday, some bear hunters took advantage of the nearly empty woods, but state Game Commission officials are still seeing lower than average turnouts and reported bear harvests for the 2013 season, which conclud More...

The Daily News offers special holiday gift idea

You’re heard the old saying, “It’s better to give than to receive.” At The Daily News, the new saying is, “It’s better to give and to receive.” Both new and current subscribers can do both with a holiday gift subscription to The Daily News.   More...

World  Free Access 

Consumer confidence falls

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers’ confidence in the economy fell in November to the lowest level in seven months, dragged down by greater concerns about hiring and pay in the coming months.  More...

Gift Guide: PS4, Xbox One won’t disappoint gamers

The game consoles have landed. Millions of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners are getting their first taste of what to expect from this new generation of high-powered video games.  More...

As a general rule, leave the leaves

If you had driven past my house in recent days, you might have thought you were watching a movie in reverse. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 27   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

High School Football:

Area has 25 named to ICC first team

The Inter-County Conference announced its football all-stars late Tuesday morning for the 2013 season. More...

Frazier leads Lions past Monmouth

Graduate guards Tim Frazier (Houston, Texas) and Allen Roberts (Middletown, Ohio) combined for 36 points on Tuesday night to lead the Penn State men’s basketball team past Monmouth (N.J.), 84-52, in the Barclays Center Classic, presented by Con More...

Juniata games postponed

Due to Tuesday’s inclement weather in the region, both Juniata College men’s and women’s away basketball games were postponed. There is no reschedule date to announce at this time.  More...

People/Pastimes

Captain Jack Class of 1963 celebrates 50 years

Members of the Captain Jack High School Class of 1963 held their 50th reunion Sept. 28 at the Newton-Wayne Banquet Hall. More...

Huntingdon couple marks 60th wedding anniversary

Harold and Claire Ann (Frank) Drake of Huntingdon celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. They were united in marriage in 1953 in the First Methodist Church, Mount Union, by the Rev. W. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Gerald Worthing of Waterfall, and formerly of Mount Union, who will turn 80 years old Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He would love to hear from his family and friends on his special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Examine your own behavior

Dear Annie: My supervisor rarely states his desires clearly. But if I take the initiative or ask him to clarify, he makes me feel like an idiot. He is condescending and highly critical of most people. He also is a nonstop gossip. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Lean on meat

Dear Heloise: Here is a question that we have thought about for quite some time. We buy the LEANEST GROUND BEEF when we do buy ground meat. Usually it’s 93/7 or 97/3, yet all show white flecks in the meat that look like ground-up fat. More...

Special Sections

Shoppers urged to support local businesses

While shoppers may be seeking deals at the large chain stores Black Friday, the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging folks to shop local Saturday, Nov. 30, during Small Business Saturday . More...

United Way retail event to begin Friday, Nov. 29

In need of a little retail therapy and interested in giving back to the community at the same time? More...

Markets gear up for thanksgiving

Local markets have not seen a significant increase in the price of the most popular Thanksgiving staple — turkey. More...

State  Free Access 

Former county GOP chairman charged with rape

HARRISBURG (AP) — The former Montgomery County Republican chairman Robert Kerns was arrested Tuesday on charges he drugged and raped a female employee of his law firm.  Kerns, 66, was arraigned on 16 criminal charges, including felony coun More...

Blues insurers will extend low-cost plans in state

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s four Blues insurers will extend the life of their cut-rate, bare-bones insurance policies for the working poor after planning to end them Dec. More...

Parents of starved Philly boy get 30 to 60 years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The parents of a 6-year-old boy who was beaten and starved to death in what a prosecutor called “a crime against humanity” were sentenced Tuesday to 30 to 60 years in prison.  Khalil Wimes had thrived with r More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

No tax hike in Shirley Twp.

75 Years Ago  Financial difficulties threaten loss of much of the State Authority’s projected $149,000,000 supplementary school and maintenance construction program, it was announced in Harrisburg. More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

Nov. 4, 2013  Jo Kennedy and Linda L. Kennedy, grantors, to Brandon A. Van Buskirk and Karlee R. Van Buskirk, property in Porter Township, $92,750.  Brian P. Crowe and Lucinda A. Crowe, grantors, to Jordan A. More...

A grand opening celebration

Business leaders and political dignitaries were on hand Nov. 21 for the official ribbon cutting and grand opening of Stone Town Gallery at 511 Washington St., Huntingdon. More...

Outstanding customer service

The Huntingdon Verizon Wireless Zone was recognized for having outstanding customer service. The results are collected randomly from customers who have visited the store. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Magic beat Hawks to snap road skid

ATLANTA (AP) — Arron Afflalo scored 26 points, Victor Oladipo and Andrew Nicholson added 18 apiece and the Orlando Magic snapped a 17-game road losing streak with a 109-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.  Al Horford and Je More...

Polamalu back to old self

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The strands of gray in Troy Polamalu’s hair are still there. So are the hints of salt in his still mostly pepper beard.  More...

O’Brien focusing on Badgers, future

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State’s game at Wisconsin on Saturday will end one season and begin another.  Coach Bill O’Brien’s focus is usually squarely on the upcoming game, but his overall outlook about the Nittany Lions& More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013:  More...

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