April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners sign proclamations

The Huntingdon County Commissioners issued a pair of proclamations during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  The commissioners proclaimed this week Week of the Young Child and April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  More...

Senator hosts 4-Hers for leadership events

Area 4-H members will travel to Blair County Thursday to learn how agriculture goes “From Field to Fork” as part of the theme of the fourth annual A.B. Ross Leadership Program.  More...

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Area brief

Relay For Life meeting planned for Thursday   HuNTINGDON BORO. — Huntingdon County Relay For Life will hold a meeting at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Education Center Thursday, April 16. The committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. More...

A Look Back

William Rudulph Smith’s description of the Standing Stone

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...

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Retail sales heating up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending on autos, furniture, clothing and building materials in March, lifting retail sales for the first time in four months.  More...

Patent bill is top lobbying priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The same week that Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners got a letter. More...

Autism could be linked with diabetes during pregnancy

CHICAGO (AP) — Diabetes that develops early in pregnancy may increase women’s chances of having a child with autism, according to a new study.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Breathing new life into former railroading and coal mining mecca

I’m pleased to see Saxton area municipal leaders, business people, churches and civic groups coming together to improve the town’s image and appearance following years of store closings and the loss of a mayor industry, the Seton manufact More...

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Errors help Red Sox rally past Nationals 8-7

BOSTON (AP) — Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen allowed Boston to erase a seventh-inning deficit, and the Red Sox won 8-7 on Tuesday night as the Washington Nationals struggled in the field for the second straight game.  Boston went ahea More...

Pacers beat Wizards in 2 OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — C.J. Miles scored 25 points, George Hill added 24 and together they keyed a 7-2 spurt to open the second overtime Tuesday night as Indiana kept its playoff hopes alive with a 99-95 victory over Washington.  More...

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HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Pisces if born before 2:00 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 16, 2015:  More...

Sewer members vote to nix cash

The Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority voted 4-1 during its monthly meeting Tuesday to eliminate cash payments from customers beginning in 2016.  Board member Richard Brown brought up the subject of eliminating cash after it was recommen More...

Borough cemetery activities reviewed

In fall 2014, it was discovered Huntingdon Borough’s Riverview Cemetery had been operated without a valid license since it expired in 2010.  During Tuesday’s administrative committee meeting, borough manager Bill Wheeler told council More...

Empty Bowls to benefit area food pantries

Empty bowls will help to fill shelves at area food pantries through the ninth annual Empty Bowls dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Stone Church of the Brethren, 1623 Washington St., Huntingdon.  More...

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House GOP property tax cut sponsor outlines proposal

HARRISBURG (AP) — The sponsor of House Republicans’ counter-proposal to Gov. More...

State Senate moves to block Philadelphia’s sick leave law

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled state Senate sided with business groups Tuesday in a battle with advocates for low-wage workers over employee sick leave policies, including one in Philadelphia that would be blocked More...

Lawmakers push proposal for appeals judges

HARRISBURG (AP) — State lawmakers are proposing a system of picking Pennsylvania appeals court judges based on merit to change the current system of elected jurists.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon native named commander of Pearl Harbor

75 Years Ago  Two splendid book reviews presented in the court house completed the series sponsored by the Huntingdon Civic Club during the past six months. The Hon. Thomas F. Bailey and Miss Catherine Roberts were the speakers.  More...

Business News

Local chiropractor offers new weight loss program

Locally owned Simone Family Chiropractic of Huntingdon recently announced it has added the doctor supervised ChiroThin Weight Loss Program to its office.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

April 6, 2015  Donna K. Snare, Robert G. Bilger, Willard G. Bilger Estate, Donna K. Snare, executrix, Robert G. Bilger, executor, and Mary A. Bilger, grantors, to Mary A. Bilger, property in Rockhill Borough, $81,000.  Timothy D. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 15 Adult Education Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information. More...

Local Sports

High School Track and Field:

Titan boys, Hornet and ’Cat girls win; Rockets sweep

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High School Baseball:

Bearcats lose 3-2, Trojans romp and Hornets split

The Huntingdon baseball team battled right to the bitter end Tuesday afternoon at Martinsburg, but couldn’t quite come away with the victory, dropping a tough 3-2 Mountain League verdict to Central.  More...

High School Tennis:

Lions beat Bearcats

Huntingdon’s tennis team tasted defeat for the first time this spring, losing a pair of decisions to visiting Altoona. More...

People/Pastimes

Little Jewels Academy Bricktown seniors hold monthly meeting

The Bricktown Senior Citizens held their monthly meeting April 1 at the Bricktown Senior Center, located at 18 N. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wedding guest baffled by invitation

Dear Annie: How much can I ask my host about etiquette for her overseas wedding?  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Peanut-butter treats

Dear Heloise: Instead of scraping the jar for that LAST BIT OF PEANUT BUTTER, I stick the jar in the microwave for a few seconds, allowing the “dregs” to reach a very soft to liquid stage. More...

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