June 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

United Way leader ready for campaign

It may be summer, but Huntingdon County United Way executive director Kathy Armillei is already gearing up for the agency’s 2014-2015 campaign.  “I’m always excited to start a new campaign with new ideas,” she told The Da More...

Legion’s sons serve by caring for cemetery

The sight of an overgrown cemetery inspired members of the Sons of the American Legion chapter of the Cloyd K. More...

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Local News

SCV Lions to host motorcycle ride, horseshoe tournament

ONEIDA TWP. — The Stone Creek Valley Lions Club will host Bash for the Beacon Ray of Hope Ride and horseshoe tournament Saturday, July 5, at the Lions Park on Cold Springs Road in Huntingdon. More...

Police Log

Harassment   BROAD TOP TWP., BEDFORD CO. — Nicholas Dixon, 24, has been cited by state police at Bedford for punching Brent Horton, 21, in the face in the area of Newtown Road at 12:55 a.m. More...

DUI offenders sentenced in court

A Mount Union man seriously injured in a driving under the influence related single-vehicle crash was sentenced in Huntingdon County Criminal Court Thursday.  More...

General News

July Fourth celebrations don’t always include pie

Apple pie may be as American as the Fourth of July, but it probably wasn’t on the table when the holiday first began.  More...

Web sites can take hassle out of car-buying

DETROIT (AP) — Want to take some of the stress and mystery out of the car-buying process? Get on the Internet.  More...

US seeks resumption of cyber security talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States next month will urge China to resume discussions on cybersecurity that were suspended abruptly after the U.S. charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Langer wins Senior Players

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bernhard Langer gave away a four-shot lead in the final round of Senior Players Championship and wondered where his game had gone.  “It was like, ‘This is not Bernhard Langer,’” he said, laughing. More...

Rose, Lewis post wins

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Justin Rose got his mistake out of the way one hole early and won the Quicken Loans National in a playoff Sunday over Shawn Stefani.  More...

Kershaw fans 13; Dodgers blank Cardinals 6-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw completed a spectacular June with 13 strikeouts during seven innings of five-hit ball, and Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-0 victory over the St. More...

Hints from Heloise

Titanic-sized towels

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about the big size of towels:  More...

Special Sections

Teacher’s book is abuse resource

Like many around the country, Huntingdon Area High School teacher Sylvia Kurtz watched in shock as former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of a child and found herself cl More...

Seniors urged to take heat seriously

With temperatures forecasted to be in the 80s and 90s all week, one local agency is urging older residents to take their health and the heat seriously.  Connie Brode, executive director Huntingdon-Bedford- Fulton Area Agency on Aging, said, at t More...

Ticks pose health risk during summer events

Summer means a time for outdoor recreation and, with outdoor recreation, comes the potential for coming in contact with a number of species that can be disease vectors. One of those species is ticks.  Dr. Jennifer Holt, J.C. More...

State  Free Access 

Child dies when shop door falls on her

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl.  The girl was at the Rita’s Water Ice store in nort More...

Get ready for the big ‘gimmick’ state budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — Call it “the big gimmick.”  An approximately $29 billion state government operating budget under negotiation in the Legislature is likely to be based on a fast-growing amount of onetime cash items to avoid the More...

Pension bill tied to aid for Philadelphia schools

HARRISBURG (AP) — Approval for a cigarette tax increase in Philadelphia was being held up in the Pennsylvania Legislature on Sunday by Republicans who were trying to scrape up enough support to pass legislation backed by Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 30   Huntingdon TO PS p Huntingdon TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will have weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 525 Mifflin St., Huntingdon. Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Local Sports

Fink, Homan win ALCC Two-Ball

The American Legion Country Club celebrated the 40th annual June 2-Ball Invitational over the weekend with area golfers well represented in the field at the beautiful course located in Mount Union.  Artie Fink and Todd Homan of Altoona won the C More...

Mount Union blasts Ebensburg 18-7

District 11-12 LL:

The Mount Union 11-12-yearold all-star team continued to pound the ball all over the field in an 18-7 defeat of Ebensburg Saturday evening in the District 11 Little League Tournament second round at Ebensburg.  More...

Huntingdon stays alive with 15-3 home victory

District 9-10 LL:

Huntingdon’s 9-10 year-old all-star team stayed alive in a District 11 elimination game against visiting West Suburban Sunday. The locals combined good pitching and hitting to win 15-3 in five innings.  More...

People/Pastimes

HAHS Alumni Association holds annual banquet

Over 200 classmates and friends of the Huntingdon Area High School Alumni Association met at the Smithfield Fire Hall for the annual alumni banquet. More...

HHS Class of 1938 holds reunion

Members of the Huntingdon High School Class of 1938 met for their 76th annual reunion May 30 at Isett Acres, located on Stone Creek Ridge, Huntingdon.  Mel Isett, owner of Isett Acres, had prepared a large sign which read, “Welcome Class o More...

Happy Birthday

For more information on submitting children’s birthday announcements, call the People and Pastimes editor at 643-4040, ext. 132.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

This has become a very worrisome situation

Dear Annie: I am 40 years old and have been married to “Rick” for 19 years. We have four beautiful daughters. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Leo if born before 5:24 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 1, 2014:  More...

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