November 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MU veterans remembered

Veterans from the Blue Juniata VFW Post 5754 and Simpson Hunt American Legion Post 107, both in Mount Union, gathered Tuesday at the newly-restored Mount Union Area Memorial in honor of Veterans Day. More...

Alexandria sewer plant work still ongoing

Though originally scheduled to be completed in mid-2014, the Alexandria-Porter Township Wastewater Treatment Facility is still not complete. More...

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Local News

Gas prices dropping

The price of a gallon of regular unleaded fuel dropped to below $3 a gallon this morning at the Giant Food Store station in the Lake Raystown Plaza in Smithfield Township. More...

Police Log

Eluding police Gunnar Miller, 22, Huntingdon, has been charged by state police at Huntingdon for fleeing, DUI and numerous traffic violations and has been placed in Huntingdon County Jail after an incident in which he allegedly fled from police More...

A Look Back

Our feathered friends and their need of protection

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...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Overcrowding an issue for state prisons

75 Years Ago  Charles F. Zimmerman, president of the First National Bank of Huntingdon, has been named one of 26 vice chairmen in Pennsylvania to assist Walter D. Fuller in Pennsylvania’s “job mobilization” campaign. More...

Business News

Area Realtors donate to food pantry

The Huntingdon County Board of Realtors welcomed Huntingdon Area Food Pantry administrator Jean Feagley to its Oct. 22 meeting. More...

Shaner Hotels receives top honors from Marriott

Marriott International National Association (MINA) awarded its Service Excellence Award to Shaner Hotels of State College, which owns and manages 40 hotels, including the Fairfield Inn in Smithfield Township, during the annual conference last month.& More...

Home care provider now offers services in county

PRN Medical Staffing of Lewistown Inc. has been the home care provider of choice for many individuals since opening its doors in 2005 and has now expanded its service area to include Huntingdon County.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Franklin makes changes in special teams

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State helped snap its fourgame losing streak with better punting.  Changing its special teams helped the Nittany Lions (5-4, 2-4 Big Ten) stop giving up good field position in its win last week at Indiana.  & More...

College Football Playoff Rankings:

TCU stays ahead of Baylor

TCU still has Baylor beat in the College Football Playoff rankings — even though the Bears got the better of the Horned Frogs on the field.  The Horned Frogs moved up to fourth in the rankings released Tuesday night, while the Bears were u More...

Showalter, Williams top managers

NEW YORK (AP) — Buck Showalter and Matt Williams won the Manager of the Year awards Tuesday, turning a Beltway double play.  Showalter took the American League prize for the third time after guiding Baltimore to its first division title in More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014:  More...

MUAHS grad dies after crash

A former Mount Union area woman died as a result of injuries she suffered during a single-vehicle crash which took place around 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 on Route 75 in Metal Township, Franklin County.  Tiffani (McKim) Hinkle, 22, died Nov. More...

Vets host Bedford Co. event

“Thank you for being willing to serve,” Saxton and Broad Top City First Church of God pastor, the Rev. More...

Amusement tax ruckus continues in Penn Twp.

For the second time in two months, representatives from an annual mountain biking event at Raystown Lake came before Penn Township Supervisors Tuesday to argued their exemption from the township’s amusement tax  More...

State  Free Access 

State’s Medicaid plans poised for overhaul

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration is telling hundreds of thousands of adult Medicaid enrollees that their benefits will change as part of an overhaul of the medical coverage plans beginning Jan. 1.  More...

Four Amish relatives die in van crash after funeral

AIRVILLE (AP) — Four members of an Amish family died after their hired van was struck by a cement truck as they traveled home from a funeral in central Pennsylvania.  The York County coroner’s office said the fourth victim, Elizabeth More...

Wolf to impose gift ban on executive employees

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is restricting members of his transition team from accepting gifts of any kind, a ban that he soon plans to extend throughout the executive branch of state government.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 12   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

Fulton County resident fondly recalls meeting Jim Reeves

Mary Gracey of New Grenada, Fulton County, has enjoyed many things in her busy life. One of those memorable happenings was meeting the late country music legend Jim Reeves. More...

Local Sports

Veterans Day tourney results from ALCC

The Mount Union American Legion Country Club held its second annual Veterans Day 4-Man Scramble Tournament Tuesday. More...

The Mount Union Vikings won the Huntingdon County Pee Wee League

  The Mount Union Vikings won the Huntingdon County Pee Wee League senior division championship with a 14-7 win over the Northern Huntingdon Steelers Saturday, Nov. 1, at Juniata Valley High School. More...

The Southern Huntingdon Lions won the Huntingdon County Pee Wee Football League

  The Southern Huntingdon Lions won the Huntingdon County Pee Wee Football League Super Bowl junior division championship with a 31-6 win over the Juniata Valley Eagles at Juniata Valley High School Nov. 1. More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown Senior Center hosts November meeting

The speaker at the monthly meeting of the Bricktown Seniors held Nov. 5 was John Benson who offered an inspiring talk on the United States Armed Forces in honor of Veterans Day.  Benson displayed six flags. More...

Stock up on essentials to create sweet eats and holiday treats

The holidays are a special time of year to celebrate and connect with family and friends. More...

Births

Jason and Chris Isett of Altoona are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kenley Dean Isett, Oct. 30, 2014. At birth, Kenley weighed 8 pounds and measured 18 inches in length.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t let lack of support hold you back

Dear Annie: I’ve been on antidepressant and bipolar medication for 12 years. The problem is, I feel I am being overmedicated. I want to sleep all day. I am also legally deaf. I live with my parents because I am unable to drive. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Crushing rocks into onion powder

Dear Heloise: I buy the large ONION-POWDER SPICE for quick recipes. Over time, however, the onion powder clumps together into rocklike balls and won’t flow out of the container. More...

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