June 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Post office creates special cancellation

A stack of letters and post cards have accumulated in the Huntingdon post office awaiting the imprint of a specially created cancellation designed in honor of the post office’s 100th anniversary Wednesday, June 17.  More...

Gas grilling safety tips are summertime musts

Summertime means a lot of things, but it’s hard to beat an outdoor barbecue.  “We sell a lot of gas grills,” Don Shultz, owner of Sears Hometown Store in the Huntingdon Plaza in Smithfield Township. More...

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Legion works with church to open food pantry

When officials at the Watson & Black American Legion Post 126 in Broad Top City learned the former Hopewell Food Pantry was closing its doors at the end of May, they knew something had to be done to help.  Today, a food pantry to serve resid More...

Area brief

Railroad crossing to be closed for repairs   More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Dennis Dittsworth II  Date of Birth: Aug. 5, 1988  Age: 26  Height: 5 feet, 2 inches  Weight: 160 pounds  Eye color: Brown  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): Huntingdon, Mount Union and Tyrone  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, June 13 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. More...

Local Sports

Gibboneys bring state team titles to Huntingdon

Huntingdon has established a tradition of consistent athletic success for over a century.  While a number of Bearcat athletes have won individual state championships in the sports of wrestling and track and field, only a pair of teams have captu More...

Fisher Cats pound Curve

A weary and sleep-deprived Altoona Curve returned home Friday night only to be welcomed by a one-hour, eightminute rain delay and an 18-hit outburst by New Hampshire in a 14-1 loss at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

JC sets dates for day camps

The Juniata College men’s basketball team has announced the dates for its annual day camp. The comprehensive instructional camp for all skill levels, open to boys and girls entering K-9 grade, will take place July 27 through July 31. More...

People/Pastimes

DIY car care everyone can do

While taking your car to an auto service professional is a great way to ensure its performance, the Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners there are few simple vehicle checks that they can easily learn and do themselves to save a little money and he More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY to Elliott William Bard, who celebrates today, Saturday, June 13, 2015. He is the son of Jim and Becky (Weikert) Bard of Huntingdon, R.R. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Baylie Ann Turner who turns 3 years old tomorrow, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Her proud parents are Rob and Stephanie Turner of Mount Union. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Shorter showers   Our teens seemed to spend forever in the shower. Then my husband put a 15-minute timer on the bathroom light. Now our kids manage to finish their showers in less than that time.  Shaving cream   More...

Annie's Mailbox

There is no right or wrong way to feel ANNIE

Dear Annie: A good friend of mine was recently married, and I was her maid of honor and happy to do it. The bride had only one other woman in her bridal party, a high school classmate who now lives halfway across the country. More...

Doctor K

Biking is great exercise for kids and their families

DEAR DOCTOR K: Summer is here, and my children are out all afternoon riding their bicycles. What can I do to make sure they’re as safe as possible?  More...

Special Sections

Former state rep. has new position

A former state representative is chartering new waters in his career.  Former state Rep. Mike Fleck began work this week as the director of the Bureau of Workforce Partnerships and Operations for the state Department of Labor and Industry.  More...

Court implements case management

New procedures in Huntingdon County courts are streamlining civil cases. More...

Popularity of kayaking increasing locally

As the temperatures rise and water activities increase across the county, it’s not uncommon to see kayaks dotting area waterways. In fact, locally, kayaking has become an increasingly popular water sport in recent years. More...

World  Free Access 

Before Francis, long line of popes voiced environment alarm

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Anxiety has gripped American conservatives over Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on the environment. So much so that you might think a pope had never before blamed fossil fuels for global warming. More...

Man arrested for damage to church

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A 21-year-old man is accused of vandalizing a Kodiak church and its contents, including items considered holy.  Kodiak radio station KMXT reports Arkimedes Garcia was arrested as he left the Holy Resurrection Russian More...

Religion Briefs

Obama thanks Catholics who supported health care law   WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has thanked Catholics who helped convince Congress to pass his health care law.  In a speech to the Catholic Health Association on Tuesday More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

RW&BT Fire Co. fire queen selected

75 Years Ago  More...

Meeting at HCC

We remember

One evening in late May, my dad and I were talking on the phone.  “ Y o u have a birthday coming up,” he told me, proud of himself for remembering. “When is it, June 5th or 6th? It’s the 5th. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Defensemen starring in a tight, tense Stanley Cup final

BRANDON, Fla. More...

Coyotes get restraining order

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday requested by the Arizona Coyotes to prevent the city of Glendale from dissolving its arena lease agreement with the team.  The order does not address whether the city must More...

Langer builds four-shot lead at Belmont

BELMONT, Mass. More...

Religion News

Local churches plan Vacation Bible Schools

Bible Blast to the Past   “Travel back in time and zoom through God’s Word with us as we discover God’s everlasting love! More...

Reminder!

Copy deadline for Church Pages is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, for Saturday publication. Earlier, typed submissions are appreciated.  For more information, call the church page editor at 643-4040, or send your information to The Daily News, P.O. More...

Special events, services

Relaunch revival A relaunch revival with Frank Menhart and Tony Barnes will be held at 7 p.m. tonight, Saturday, June 13, and at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 14, at New Life Fellowship Church of God, 14896 Croghan Pike, Mount Union. Strawberry festival More...

School News

MUA Jr. High Honor Roll

Amy Smith, junior high school principal, announced the following honor roll students for the fourth marking period of the 2014-15 school year at the Mount Union Area Junior High School.  7th Grade  Distinguished Honor Roll  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, June 15, 2015:  More...

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