December 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Planners get OK to seek funding

The Huntingdon County Commissioners gave their final approval to an application for $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to help replace sewer pipes behind the crumbling wall on Pennsylvania Avenue in Mount Union during their More...

Porter Twp. intersection discussed

Porter Township Supervisors are teaming up with Juniata Valley School District officials in hopes of making a dangerous intersection in Porter Township safer for motorists, residents and school students.  More...

Local News

Correction

In the Walker Township article published in the Dec. More...

Police Log

Defiant trespass   UNION TWP. — Timothy Allen was cited by state police at Huntingdon for defiant trespass after he allegedly entered the property of Stephen Rejniak at 14045 Doe Run Road at 11:43 a.m. Dec. 4 to hunt without permission. More...

A Look Back

Joseph Adams’ narrative of pioneer days

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 

Senate will not extend farm law if Congress can’t agree

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate will not extend current farm law if Congress can’t agree on a new farm bill before adjourning next week.  House leaders have reserved space on their agenda this week for ex More...

Bipartisan negotiators seek modest budget pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic negotiators reached out for a budget agreement Tuesday to reduce automatic spending cuts aimed at programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, risking a backlash from liberals and conservatives that h More...

GM names first woman to head car company

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors picked Mary Barra, its product development chief and a 33-year company veteran, as its next CEO. Barra will become the first female head of a major U.S. car company.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 11   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Steelers focused on winning

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The playoffs are practically off the table for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  So, apparently, is planning ahead to 2014.  Coach Mike Tomlin stressed Tuesday his team is focused on beating AFC North leader Cincinnati on Su More...

Hibbert leads Pacers to 90-84 win over Heat

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roy Hibbert scored 24 points and Paul George had 15 of his 17 points during a second-half rally to lead the Pacers past Miami 90-84 Tuesday night in a matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams.  Indiana im More...

Ovechkin scores four in Caps’ shootout win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored four goals, including the equalizer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout Tuesday night.  More...

School News

Local students named to dean’s list

The State College, Altoona and Lewistown campuses of the South Hills School of Business and Technology announced the names of students who have been recognized on the dean’s list for the fall term.  The following students from the State Co More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Candy-cane cover

Dear Heloise: I enjoy your column in the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. Here is a hint for LEFTOVER CANDY CANES. I make holiday cookies and use crushed candy canes in some recipes.  More...

Special Sections

Residents urged to get flu vaccines

The state Department of Health is observing National Influenza Vaccination Week by offering free flu vaccine clinics in various places throughout the state.  More...

Lawmakers debate minimum wage bill

Amid nationwide calls for a “living wage,” a Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced a bill in the state House to raise the threshold for minimum wage.  State Rep. More...

Kistler’s 2014 budget introduced

Kistler Borough’s proposed 2014 budget anticipates $24,755 in expenses, representing an increase of less than $1,000 compared to the 2013 spending plan.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pa. schools rely on staff to report criminal history

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — Public schools across the state perform one-time criminal history checks for teachers and other school employees as required by Pennsylvania law, but crimes committed by school staff during their employment may easily go undet More...

Efforts underway to prevent hepatitis C outbreaks

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — David Kwiatkowski’s six-month stint at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs medical center was about to end in 2008 when a doctor proposed extending the traveling technician’s contract. More...

Lawmakers speak out on anti-bill campaign

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two Pittsburgh-area lawmakers are speaking out about a direct mail and robocall “political campaign” the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is waging against their co-sponsored bills that would require all lar More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon businessmen organize Lions Club

75 Years Ago  Secretary of War Harry H. Woodring announced approval of $710,000 worth of allotments for two Pennsylvania flood control projects. More...

Business News

R. Dell’s Design Team opens in downtown Huntingdon

For 30 years, Rhonda Dell has been a name in the Mill Creek and Huntingdon area that’s been synonymous with beauty care.  After the building that housed the Neatly Trimmed hair salon came up for sale Oct. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Nov. 25, 2013  Charles O. Crawford Jr., Karen L. Burke, Karen L. Burke- Crawford and Karen L. Burke Crawford, grantors, to Charles O. Crawford Jr., property in Porter Township, $1.  Jere L. Bollinger and Donna L. More...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Bearcats soar over Eagles

Huntingdon’s wrestling team raced to a good start in its season opening dual meet Tuesday night, winning the first nine bouts of its match with visiting Tyrone on the way to a 58-18 victory over the Golden Eagles.  Huntingdon is 1-0 and th More...

High School Wrestling:

Trojans dominate Warriors

Mount Union was ready to get it going Tuesday evening against visiting Everett to open the 2013-14 wrestling season. More...

Boys’ Basketball:

BEA hands Bearcats 73-61 road setback

Huntingdon found itself in a fast-paced, high-scoring affair at Bald Eagle Area Tuesday night. More...

People/Pastimes

A gift of warmth and comfort

Members of the Redbud Quilt Guild donated 37 handmade lap quilts Dec. 9 to Home Nursing Agency Hospice to be given to patients receiving hospice services. More...

Three Springs seniors travel back in time

Lorraine Hamilton took Three Springs senior citizens on a trip back to 1620 to allow them to sail to America on the Mayflower with the “Saints and Separatists.”  More...

Special Occasions

Dec. 11, 2013 Happy birthday wishes go out to Larry Schmidt of Mapleton who celebrates his 65th birthday today, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Happy birthday, Larry!   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Fight back against ex a little harder

Dear Annie: I was married to a verbally abusive narcissist for 10 years. Two separations and three counselors later, I decided to leave him. That was in June.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Aries if born before 12:40 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013:  More...

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