June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Tussey Mt. relay kicks off Friday

At 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, June 20, the 10th annual Tussey Mountain Relay for Life ceremony will kick off with events being held throughout the day and into the late evening hours at the Saxton-Liberty Elementary School in Saxton. More...

An impressive light show

A series of storm swept through the area Wednesday evening and early this morning as a front passed through the state, causing some impressive displays of cloud-to-ground lightning over the campus of More...

Local News

Tasha Tudor group to visit Manor Hill home

The Huntingdon Pilot Chapter of the Tasha Tudor Museum Society will visit the Manor Hill mansion of Dr. Jean Murphy at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28.  More...

County resident presents agency’s mission

During the public comments portion of Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners, Home Nursing Agency board member and Porter Township resident Herb Kann provided the three-member board and those in attendance with pamphlets outli More...

Cases heard in central court

A Port Matilda man was taken into custody after he showed up an hour late for a preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday.  More...

World  Free Access 

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending June 13

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 13.  House  More...

Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person, according to a congress More...

Fierce feline who terrorized family stumps TV host

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State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kershaw tosses his first no-hitter at Rockies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-0 victory over th More...

College World Series:

Hinojosa’s homer enough

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas accounted for a couple of firsts at this year’s College World Series — as in first home run and first shutout.  More...

Comparisons will be made as LPGA visits Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Men generally don’t watch women play golf.  This weekend, though, they should.  More...

People/Pastimes

Local teen attains Eagle Scout rank

Nicholas Whitmore of Boy Scout Troop 24, Alexandria, center, attained the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony held May 31 with his parents, Lynn Whitmore, left, and Dean Whitmore, at an Adirondack shel More...

Additional information

Additional information has been received for Gerald and Margaret Foster of Huntingdon who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 12.  The Fosters are the grandparents of Kristen and her husband, Richard.   More...

Correction

Corrected information has been received for David LeRoy Gladfelter, who celebrated his 5th birthday June 16.  David enjoys playing with his older sister and brother, Natalyn and Owen, and his younger sisters, Courtney and Brianna.   More...

School News

Recent HAHS graduate named Virginia W. Strait Music Award winner

Usually I interview and photograph the winners of the Virginia Strait Music Award and present the awards on Awards Night. This year, there was only one award winner and he flew to Utah the day before Awards Night.  More...

Area resident accepted to intern program

Zach Hicks of Mount Union has been accepted to the 2014 Rite Aid Corporate Intern Class in Camp Hill.  Hicks started the class June 13.  More...

Orbisonia woman named to spring 2014 dean’s list

Emily Carbaugh of Orbisonia has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2013-2014 school year at Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana.  Carbaugh was a senior biology pre-med major during the spring semester.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Emotional affairs can damage marriages

Dear Annie: I believe my husband is having an emotional affair with his employee “Tina.” All the signs are there. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 20, 2014:  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

SECOND THOUGHTS

Kevin Harvick was in no mood to talk after his third consecutive second-place finish at Michigan International Speedway.  The top-three finishers are required by NASCAR law to make an appearance in the media center following Sprint Cup races. More...

MICHIGAN REWIND

No, this isn’t Rick Hendrick’s first lengthy winning streak

Hendrick Motorsports won its fifth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race when Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag at Michigan. It is the third time the team has fashioned a winning streak this long.  More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Why are the Boys from MIT upset with Keselowski?   More...

Heroin hitting homes  Free Access 

Communities see increase in drug’s impact on children

Heroin abuse has proven to be a plague on rural areas like Huntingdon County, affecting everyone within the community and, over the course of the past year, many local agencies have taken note of the impacts on the most helpless segment of the popula More...

Foraging bears a nuisance in region

Members of many Huntingdon County communities have learned an important lesson in recent weeks — one man’s trash is every bear’s treasure. More...

Annual ragtime event brings acts to county

The sounds of the late 19th and early 20th centuries will fill Rockhill this weekend as the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival returns for its sixth year. More...

State  Free Access 

Philly DA takes up probe, dropped by AG

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Wednesday he will revive a racially charged probe into whether several state lawmakers accepted cash and gifts in exchange for political favors.  More...

Auditor warns of racing fund’s viability

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s elected financial watchdog sounded a note of concern Wednesday about the financial viability of a public fund that pays to regulate the state’s horse racing industry.  More...

Two charged in death of tot who may have taken drugs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man and woman were charged Wednesday with endangering the welfare of her toddler daughter, who was found unresponsive and later died, possibly from ingesting drugs that police say the adults had left out.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Shirleysburg teen named O-R fire queen

75 Years Ago The Huntingdon Lions Club, at the regular weekly meeting held at the American Legion Home, heard an interesting talk by Mr. F.H. Dutlinger, district forester, of Mount Union. Mr. Dutlinger explained the steps the Department of Forests More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 19   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

Curve lose 6-5 after melee in Manchester

A seventh-inning melee in Manchester between the Curve and Fisher Cats resulted in three Curve players and six Fisher Cats being ejected from the game. More...

Moose rallies for 15-12 win over Royals

A 10-3 lead for the Royals wasn’t enough against Moose Wednesday night. An eight-run sixth lifted Moose to a 15-12 win.  Jordan Shope led Moose (5-3) with a four for five game, two doubles and two RBI. More...

Errors costly in Spikes’ 7-3 setback

Jake Stone delivered his first home run of the season, but miscues cost the State College Spikes as they took their first home defeat of the year in a 7-3 loss to the Batavia Muckdogs Wednesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Help pay for fireworks display

Editor The Daily News Dear Sir:   More...

‘Don’t mess with the money’

Imagine we had a brazen and powerful gang stealing trillions of dollars from the American people. Then imagine that our law enforcement folks knew the identities of every one of that gang’s ringleaders.  More...

You Should Know

Q: How can a taxpayer obtain a detailed cost-per-student analysis for a school district? More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Hoofprinters

The Huntingdon County Hoofprinters 4-H Club met June 16 at David and Linda Hershey’s Spring Mount Farms in Warriors Mark.  David Hershey gave a presentation about draft horse hitching and driving. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

Straw bale gardening

All spring, I thought about how I’d like to plant a garden, how fun it would be to watch its progress all summer, how satisfying it would be to harvest and cook with fresh veggies and herbs. More...

Spring Farms Livestock

The Spring Farms Livestock Club held its monthly meeting June 10 at the Community State Bank of Orbisonia. The meeting was called to order by club president Preston Rhodes. More...

Doctor K

Braces for adults can achieve excellent results

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my 40s and can finally afford to straighten my teeth. Am I too old for braces? What are my options?  DEAR READER: Adults have 32 teeth whose job is to break down the variety of foods in the human diet. More...

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