August 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Concerns aired over new use of inn

The use of a former motel along South 10th Street in Smithfield Township is not sitting well with supervisors and a handful of residents.  More...

Road work bids OK’d by Porter Twp. leaders

Sealed bids were opened for a paving project on a stretch of Loop Road at the regular meeting of Porter Township supervisors Tuesday evening.  The township received three bids, including one from Grannas Bros. More...

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Local News

Cromwell Twp. sewer work progressing

Cromwell Township Supervisors Martin Edgin, Buzz Gutshall and chairman Barry Welch were happy to report Monday evening the gravity portion of the township’s new sewage system for the Pogue and Pine Tree Village areas is 30 percent complete. More...

Police Log

Sobriety checkpoint State police at Huntingdon want to alert the public a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted by state police within Huntingdon County in the upcoming weeks. More...

Area brief

Lake Raystown Resort to celebrate National S’mores Day   ENTRIKEN — Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge and Conference Center will hold its fourth annual National S’mores Day celebration from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 6   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

Biggest show to hit central Pennsylvania region in 1961

Part Three “The biggest show to hit the central Pennsylvania region in 1961.” That was the way show promoter, sound technician and recording specialist Ken Alexander More...

Local Sports

Thunder stop Curve winning steak 7-5

The Curve bats fought valiantly Tuesday night in Trenton, but could never fully overtake the Thunder in a 7-5 trip-opening loss at Arm & Hammer Park. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Hesston couple marks 50 years of marriage

William and Marjorie (States) Fisher of Hesston were honored guests at a golden anniversary celebration marking 50 years of marriage Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Huntingdon Country Club. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Amelia Rose McGillicuddy who turned 1 year old Friday, July 18, 2014. Her proud parents are Laurie and Dennis McGillicuddy of Reading, Massachusetts. More...

Miller-Headings family reunites

The descendents of Charles and Mary (Headings) Miller met at the Captain Jack Lions Park, Mill Creek, July 27, for their annual reunion, with a total of 57 family members present.  A blessing on the picnic-style meal was given by Cathy (Taylor) More...

Annie's Mailbox

Life is the best present anyone can give

Dear Annie: During the middle of my freshman year in high school, I was in the midst of training for my first real track season. My winter workouts gradually gained intensity, and my food intake gradually started to drop. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 9:38 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

At the fair

Today is Senior Day at the Huntingdon County Fair. All seniors age 65 and over are admitted free of charge with proof of age.  There is still plenty to do and see on the grounds this week. More...

Congress’ work pleases US rep.

After touring Huntingdon Fiberglass Products and before heading to the Huntingdon County Fair, United States Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson stopped by The Daily News office to catch up on Washington politics.  More...

Public reporting protects children

Since the death of a severely disabled 9-year-old Harrisburg boy following the discovery of his body in his home Aug. More...

Water safety message continues at Raystown

The United States Army Corps of Engineers is working to step up enforcement at Raystown Lake on several levels.  Nick Krupa, operations manager at the project, said the ranger staff is working diligently to get the corps’ water safety mess More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Orby-Rockhill homecoming begins with vesper service

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon had the heaviest dispatch of philatelic mail on the first scheduled flights from 28 cities which are on the new Philadelphia-Pittsburgh nonstop air mail pick-up and delivery routes, it was announced. More...

Business News

Area woman appointed to Kish Bank board

Frances Vaughn has been appointed to Kish Bank’s Huntingdon County Regional Board, according to William Hayes, chairman and CEO of Kish Bank and Kish Bancorp.  More...

Ag tourism touted as way to boost rural economies

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — With its sweet fruit-flavored liqueurs, a working farm and eccentric cast of characters— including a dancing lemon — Bloomery Plantation Distillery has attracted tourists from every U.S. More...

Kish Bancorp Inc. announces second quarter results financial results

William P. Hayes, chairman and CEO of Kish Bank and Kish Bancorp, has announced unaudited financial results for the period ending June 30.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cueto pitches complete game in Reds’ 9-2 win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Cueto threw his fourth complete game of the season, and the Cincinnati Reds, aided by a bizarre play in which a Cleveland runner was fooled by a second ball on the field, defeated the Indians 9-2 on Tuesday night. More...

DL Tuitt making impression

LATROBE, Pa. More...

McIlroy wary of PGA hype

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Golf stories about Rory McIlroy are a lot more flattering than those a year ago. And if he reads too much into them, they can be a lot more dangerous. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Microwave ice cream?

Dear Heloise: Every day I read your column in the Texarkana Gazette. I have a hint about scooping ice cream: I put the half-gallon container in the microwave UPSIDE DOWN for 20 seconds. It causes the ice cream to thaw just enough to scoop it. More...

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