August 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Event marks 20 years of family, fun

Folks from across the county gathered under clear skies to mark the 20th anniversary of Detwiler Memorial Field Saturday. The day started with a brief ceremony to mark the occasion. More...

Back-to-school party

Children flooded a foamfilled dance pit at a backto school block party Sunday night on the 600 block of Washington Street in Huntingdon Borough. More...

Local News

Grand opening today

Chef Carlos Mienos prepared some chili this morning for today’s 3 p.m. grand opening of the Jefferson Diner 2 in the former Miller’s Diner along Route 22 in Henderson Township. More...

Council discusses property ordinance, cellphone tower lighting issues

Huntingdon Borough Council solicitor Richard Wilson recently gave council a clarification on its blighted property ordinance during an administrative committee meeting.  More...

Avian influenza can impact wild birds

Avian influenza has caused a stir amongst farmers as it threatens stock of domestic birds, but wild birds can also be largely impacted.  More...

World  Free Access 

Obama pushing for more clean energy choices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing back against fossil fuel interests, President Barack Obama is pressing to give ordinary Americans more power to choose what kind of power they use.  More...

Earth in July was hottest month on record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet’s warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 24 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623. Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cardinals, Pirates and Cubs keep winning

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings and Stephen Piscotty homered twice and drove in five runs to help St. Louis Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep.  Jason Heyward had three hits as St. More...

Lewisberry rallies for 9-8 win

Little League World Series:

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — Jaden Henline hit a tworun double in the sixth inning to give Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, a 9-8 victory over Taylors, South Carolina, on Sunday night in the Little League World Series.  More...

DLIII picks up victory

GREENSBORO, N.C. More...

School News

Penn College announces local graduates

Penn College held a summer commencement ceremony Aug. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 12:20 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015:  More...

County native chosen as ADA

County native Julia Wilt will begin as Huntingdon County’s newest assistant district attorney today. More...

United Way office has a new location

After more than a decade in one location, the Huntingdon County United Way is moving. “We’re moving up to the Huntingdon Fiberglass Products building in the old office space,” United Way execu tive director Kathy Armillei said. More...

Conservation district in search of directors

The Huntingdon County Conservation District is seeking directors. Manager Andy Patterson said the position is all-volunteer. “We’re looking for people who are interested in conservation,” he said. More...

State  Free Access 

Kane in court in perjury, obstruction case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor will find herself at the defense table in the first evidence hearing on charges she leaked grand jury material to the press, lied about it under oath and ordered top aides to illegally sno More...

Ten thouand volunteers to help with papal visit to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An army of about 10,000 volunteers will be on hand when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia during the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families and holds the biggest events of his first trip to the U.S.  More...

Attorney General’s legal woes stoke interest in 2016 election

HARRISBURG (AP) — The 2016 campaign for Pennsylvania attorney general is off to an uncertain start as candidates and prospective candidates line up without knowing whether they will be running against embattled incumbent Kathleen Kane or for an More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

TDN correspondent passes away at age 91

75 Years Ago  A total of $50,000,000 of road work placed under contract by the end of the year will put Pennsylvania at its highest peak in road construction since 1930 according to Highways Secretary Larmont Hughes.  More...

Local Sports

Altoona tops Baysox 2-0

Chad Kuhl fired seven scoreless innings as the Altoona Curve blanked the first-place Bowie Baysox 2-0 to cap a three-game road sweep at Prince George’s Stadium Sunday afternoon.  The win marked the 14th shutout of the season for Curve (68- More...

Hesston Wrap-up

Ryan Newman of Uniontown bested a 26-car field of Street Stocks/Cadets en route to a $1,850 win Saturday night at Hesston Speedway, while Rick Singleton of Hesston copped the Limited Late Model feature.  More...

People/Pastimes

Scout volunteer recognized with merit award

Robert “Bob” Lalli was presented the District Award of Merit at the Oneida District, Juniata Valley Council annual picnic. More...

Mount Aloysius program nationally accredited

The Commission of Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) — the preeminent accrediting body created to assess professional sign language interpreter programs at colleges and universities across the country — has just announced that Mount More...

Tech toys inspire imagination and action

In today’s electronic-driven digital age, kids are defining a new way to play. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Animals need exercise and human interaction

Dear Annie: Six years ago, our daughter left her dog with us. We’ve grown to love “Lassie” and would never give her back now. But she wears down the furniture, scratches the floors and leaves lots of hair all over. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Take time to be kind

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about holding a door for someone:  “My husband and I recently traveled 3,000 miles through the heartland of the U.S. He is handicapped, but is pretty good in his wheelchair.  More...

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