October 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Supervisors hear FEMA levee report

After six months, Smithfield Township Supervisors learned Tuesday night the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not recertified the township’s levee.  More...

Visitors will highlight weekend of rail events

A visit from Daniel Tiger, a popular preschool children’s television character and wellknown   East Broad Top Railroad author Frank Kyper will highlight Fall Spectacular activities scheduled for this Columbus Day weekend, Friday, Oct. More...

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Juniata Valley to celebrate Walk to School Day   JUNIATA VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT — Juniata Valley High School and Safe Kids J.C. More...

A Look Back

Failure of the Tory conspiracy

Editor’s note: The following 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...

VFW donates to senior citizens

Saxton VFW quartermaster Ron Pawuk, right, and VFW member Tom Gates, left, recently presented a $1,000 check to Broad Top Area Senior Citizens treasurer Samuel Hinish to help pay quarterly expenses s More...

World  Free Access 

Wal-Mart cuts benefits for some part-timers

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal- Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation’s largest private employer.  More...

AIG bailout designed to be punishment

By JOSH BOAK  AP Economics Writer  WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2008 government bailout of American International Group Inc. was specifically designed to punish the insurance giant, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in U.S. More...

Holiday sales seen rising

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what’s traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation’s largest retail industry trade group.  But industr More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 8   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...

Local Sports

High School Volleyball:

Tussey knocks off NBC; Huntingdon and Valley win

Tussey Mountain volleyball team received a massive infusion of energy from its student section and fans against visiting Northern Bedford Tuesday. More...

High School Tennis:

Huntingdon falls 7-0 at Hollidaysburg

A young Huntingdon girls’ tennis team brought the curtain down on its schedule Tuesday afternoon with a 7-0 loss in a non-league match on the road to a dominating Hollidaysburg squad.  More...

High School Cross Country:

Hornet girls finish unbeaten; Trojan girls win, boys lose

The Juniata Valley girls’ cross country team won a 17-38 decision over visiting Bellwood Tuesday afternoon to finish its regular season with a perfect 8-0 record. More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 25 earns award

Boy Scout Troop 25 spent a long weekend recently at Gettysburg working on the Gettysburg Historic Trail Award.  In earning the award, the scouts toured the Gettysburg Museum, Cyclorama and National Cemetery. More...

Oktoberfest can be a party for all ages

Revelers look forward to Oktoberfest for various reasons. Great food, abundant drinks and festive music entertain the masses come Oktoberfest, so it’s no surprise that this German-inspired tradition is popular the world-over. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Jean Prendergast of Huntingdon who will celebrate her 98th birthday Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Self-cleaning cast iron

Dear Heloise: I read your column every day in The Decatur (Ala.) Daily. If you have CAST-IRON COOKWARE that has a “buildup” on the outside, you can clean it in your self-cleaning oven. More...

Shelter director defends program

In an effort to clarify comments made by Huntingdon County Commissioner R. Dean Fluke at a town hall meeting hosted by state Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. More...

Costs of road salt increase this year

As winter approaches and municipalities begin stocking up on materials to treat county roads, some local leaders may find themselves paying a little more than last year.  More...

Storm drain concerns raised in Porter Twp.

Multiple residents brought up concerns about a storm drain on Barree Road to Porter Township supervisors during their monthly meeting Tuesday night.  Several individuals said something needs to be done with the drain; otherwise, it will overflow More...

State  Free Access 

Joan Orie Melvin sentence stayed during appeal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin won’t be serving her house arrest sentence, or any other terms of her punishment, while she appeals her conviction on campaign corruption charges, the state&rsqu More...

NCAA seeks to have law over Penn State fine tossed

HARRISBURG (AP) — The NCAA has asked a federal judge to declare unconstitutional a state law that requires Penn State’s $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal, money earmarked for child abuse programs, to be used ent More...

Judge won’t toss case against paralyzed defendant

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has refused to dismiss the remaining charges against a black man who was shot and paralyzed by a white Pittsburgh police officer when the motorist drove away from a traffic stop.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Signs appear as election nears

75 Years Ago  William A. Grimison, wholesale and retail confectioner, died suddenly of a heart attack. More...

Business News

HASD Foundation receives donation

Huntingdon Area School District superintendent Fred Foster, left, recently accepted a check for $4,649.16 from Jerry Donaldson of First National Bank (FNB) on behalf of the Huntingdon Area School Dis More...

Real Estate Transfers

September 29, 2014  Victoria L. Campbell Estate and David T. Campbell, executor, grantors, to David T. Campbell, property in Three Springs Borough, $1.  Curtis A. Bookhammer and Evelyn C. Bookhammer, grantors, to Benjamin A. More...

Banks donate to Science in Motion

Executives from Kish Bank, based in Belleville, recently presented a $5,000 check to Juniata College to help fund Science in Motion. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cards’ Adams tags Kershaw

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Adams could barely contain his enthusiasm — and he didn’t really try, either. More...

Franklin still searching for offensive identity

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — James Franklin is still looking for the best of both worlds for his Penn State offense.  The first-year coach wants at least eight “explosive” plays of 20 yards or more each game; the Nittany Lions are aver More...

Giants eliminate Nationals 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are on another October roll in their every-other-year pattern of postseason success.  Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, a More...

School News

South Hills announces summer term dean’s list

Among those named to the dean’s list for the summer term at South Hills School of Business & Technology in State College were the following students from the Huntingdon area:  — Antonino Colletti of Mount Union, who is a student More...

Annie's Mailbox

Brother-in-law may have drinking problem ANNIE

Dear Annie: My sister and I have always been close. Usually, little things are forgotten, but on two separate visits, “Susan” and her husband caused me a great deal of anxiety.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Aries if born before 7:43 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014:  More...

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