December 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Two new attorneys admitted to bar

Two new attorneys joined the Huntingdon County Bar Association during a brief ceremony Tuesday afternoon in the Huntingdon County Courthouse. More...

Levee’s recertification hits snag in Smithfield

Smithfield Township engineer Ben Gilberti of HRG Engineering told the township supervisors the levee recertification process has hit a speed bump, which will likely push its completion date back to January. More...

Local News

Public hearing addresses home improvement programs

When the Wood Township Supervisors meet tonight in Robertsdale, they are expected to approve a resolution seeking $350,000 in federal and state funding to finance prioritized home improvements for qualifying owner-occupied homes in the municipality.& More...

Police Log

Theft   TODD TWP. — Kirk Danfelt, 45, Three Springs, has been accused by state police at Huntingdon of trespassing on the properties of Mark Miller of Greencastle and Debra Kerlin of Mapleton on Luciana Bottom Road Nov. More...

A Look Back

Gen. Hugh Brady, distinguished son of old Standing Stone

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...

World  Free Access 

Holiday weekend gives a boost to auto sales

DETROIT (AP) — The holiday weekend was good to U.S. automakers, as sales reports indicate the auto industry is on track to beat strong numbers from a year ago.  More...

Most US silent films have been lost

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vast majority of featurelength silent films made in America have been lost due to decay and neglect over the past 100 years, allowing an original 20th century art form to all but disappear, according to a study released We More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 4   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...

Around The Broad Top

Robertsdale community loses popular landmark

Part 4 The ABT columnist is still waiting on some background information about the late F.W. “Dinty” Moore, longtime manager of the old Liberty Theatre in Robertsdale More...

Local Sports

JC’s McDonald named ECAC Player of Week

Juniata College women’s basketball senior Kate McDonald (State College) earned her second weekly honor of the season after being named an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week, the organization announced Tuesday.  More...

Men’s Basketball:

Eagles slow down Tartans

The Juniata College men’s basketball team continues to have it ups and downs through the course of a game, but the Eagles are figuring out how to play well enough when it counts the most.  More...

HCA cage teams win openers

Huntingdon Christian Academy opened its basketball season with a pair of wins in the Crile Activity Center Tuesday evening. The Lion girls won a 35-27 over Bedford CIA, while the boys rolled to a 59-52 win.  More...

People/Pastimes

Classic holiday flavors inspire fun snack recipes

The holiday season is filled with family food traditions, from stuffing and pumpkin pie, to festive cakes and frosted sugar cookies. This year, wow your family, guests and friends with a fun, crunchy twist on the great tastes of holiday favorites. More...

Frugal gift wrapping ideas

Holiday shoppers spend billions of dollars each year on gifts for friends, family and coworkers. But holiday shoppers also spend substantial amounts of money dressing up those gifts with bows and wrapping paper. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Find something to admire about daughter-in-law

Dear Annie: I have not shared a birthday, holiday or special occasion with my son for the past five years, since he married. He has two children now. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 10:53 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

County’s budget opened to public

The Huntingdon County Commissioners presented the preliminary 2014 county budget for public viewing during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  There was little discussion when the budget was presented. More...

JVSB to have new leadership in 2014

In its final meeting of 2013 Tuesday night, the Juniata Valley School Board unanimously appointed an individual to fill a two-year seat vacated by board member Dennis Johnson after he was elected to a four-year position Nov. 5.  More...

Numerous holiday events planned for area

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Huntingdon County, and there are a variety of events going on in the next few weeks to get the young and young at heart ready for the holiday season. More...

State  Free Access 

Museum tells blind visitors: Please touch!

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Angel Ayala has never been a big fan of museums. Blind since birth, the high school student says the exhibits are so sight-dependent that he can’t enjoy them.  More...

Gas heating prices keep hitting winter lows

HARRISBURG (AP) — About two-thirds of the Pennsylvanians who heat their homes with natural gas are heading into December paying the lowest prices in a decade for this time of year, according to rate information from the Pennsylvania Public Util More...

Speed blamed for fiery tanker truck crash on I-81

HARRISBURG (AP) — Excessive speed caused the fiery tanker truck crash at an interstate interchange in Harrisburg earlier this year, the Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata Valley School Board elects president

75 Years Ago A 10-point buck made an effort to protect its mate — a doe — by charging Clayton Martz of Oak Hall as he was hunting in the vicinity of Boalsburg More...

Business News

Pizza Hut renovations nearly complete

Frequenters to Pizza Hut in Huntingdon have probably noticed some welcome changes and some old favorites brought back as a result of the recent renovations, which started June 17.  According to Pizza Hut owner Erik Bittner, renovations to the Hu More...

Agency owner recognized for volunteer work

Allstate agency owner Michael Ross received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Nov. 18, 2013  James A. Mickey Jr. and Traci L. Mickey, grantors, to Chad Hacker and Jenilyn Hacker, property in Warriors Mark Township, $145,000.  Ryan G. Pile and Catherine A. Pile, grantors, to Daniel C. Hoover and Sara E. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pitt pulls away to beat Penn State

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh center Talib Zanna backed his way into the post before nearly losing the ball. When a teammate appeared ready to race in and grab it, Zanna held up his right hand as if to say, “it’s OK.”  More...

Hackenberg named Big Ten’s top freshman

CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season.  More...

Arizona whips Texas Tech

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Freshman Aaron Gordon scored 19 points, Nick Johnson and Brandon Ashley added 18 each and No. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

What are butter-flavored granules?

Dear Heloise: A few years ago, my mother gave me a book of recipes from her church. Several of the recipes call for BUTTERFLAVORED GRANULES. What are they, and where can I find them? — L. King in California  More...

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