October 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheetz is waiting for liquor license

After deliveries of beer arrived at the Sheetz on Chestnut Avenue in Altoona Wednesday, Huntingdon folks are still waiting for the Sheetz store on Shaner Boulevard in Smithfield Township to begin beer sales. More...

Volunteers recognized by library organization

The Mount Union Community Library has once again received an award for its dedication to serving the community.  The Friends of the Mount Union Library was recently presented with the Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries’ Group of th More...

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Local News

Hearings held in central court

A number of hearings were held in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

Area brief

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

America’s Industrial Heritage Project launched in nine-county region

75 Years Ago  A final compilation of returns from the 67 counties in Pennsylvania showed that 1,235,442 men in the 21-35 age range registered in the state, complying with the first peace-time draft law in United States history. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Philipsburg Osceola (0-7) at Huntingdon (4-3), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review: Jon Wagner rushed for season highs in yards (213) and touchdowns (four) to lead the Bearcats to a 35-0 victory at Bald Eagle Area.  More...

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: West Branch (4-3, 2-2 ICC Gold) at Mount Union (4-3, 3-1 ICC Gold), 7 p.m.  More...

Southern Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Everett (2-5, 0-4 ICC Gold) at So. Huntingdon (5-2, 2-2 ICC Gold), 7 p.m.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Ann (Kyper) Norris of Huntingdon submitted this undated photo of herself and her twin sister, Marge. The pair were skating on Benson’s Pond which was where the Weis store now stands. More...

What others are saying

An awfully bitter brew

Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall/ 99 bottles of beer/ Take one down, pass it around ... only one bottle of beer on the wall.  Most people never sang that old song all the way to the end. More...

Our Readers Write

Attracting and expanding business growth  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  In the spring, HCBI and the Huntingdon County Chamber asked me the following question: What would you do as a county commissioner to make the county more attracti More...

Farm-Home-Garden

The great pumpkin shortage is coming

Pumpkin fever is back.  The latest bout of this seasonal disorder has infected Hostess Twinkies and moved Starbucks to put a smidge of real pumpkin in its pumpkin spice lattes. More...

Appreciating foliage after color is gone

The commonwealth’s northern tier is enjoying the season’s burst of color as fall foliage reaches its peak. More...

4-H Club News

Alexandria Junior Rifle

The Alexandria 4-H Junior Rifle Club members shared their scores for the sixth week, Oct. 14. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra if born before 1:17 p.m. (EDT). Afterward, the Sun will be in Scorpio. If born before 1:14 a.m. (EDT), the Moon is in Aquarius. Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Oct. More...

Special Sections

Providing a needed service

VA Outpatient Clinic has served 700 veterans in first year

It’s been one year since the grand opening celebration of the VA Outpatient Clinic in Henderson Township, and the clinic has become a place where veterans in Huntingdon, Mifflin and Juniata counties can go for primary care services.  Accor More...

Photo collection includes local images

A collection of photographs released by Yale University and the Library of Congress yesterday included images which offer a rare glimpse into life in Huntingdon in the late 1930s and early 1940s.  More...

National debt ceiling rapidly approaching

U.S. Sen. Robert Casey is calling for Congress to move forward with raising the debt ceiling to avoid default on the nation’s bills.  The nation would reach its debt ceiling of $18.113 trillion Tuesday, Nov. 3. More...

Police Log

CROMWELL TWP. — A Shade Gap man reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone removed a Confederate flag from the back of his vehicle in the area of Covered Bridge Road between 10:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 10 a.m. Oct. 18. More...

World  Free Access 

Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers

WICHITA, Kan. More...

To discourage plant predators, choose bulbs that taste bad

Choosing the right kinds of flower bulbs to plant this fall is largely a matter of taste — bad taste.  If you’re a gardener trying to defend against plant predators, look for bulbs that are noxious and unpalatable to foraging wildlif More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 22 Huntingdon House Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mets win 8-3 to finish sweep

CHICAGO (AP) — Two sweet swings by Lucas Duda put New York in position for a playoff sweep of the Chicago Cubs, and Daniel Murphy finished the job for the Mets.  Next up is a trip to the World Series.  More...

Blue Jays stay alive with 7-1 win

TORONTO (AP) — Marco Estrada took the mound with one task: save the season for the Toronto Blue Jays.  He did it, pitching one-hit ball into the eighth inning to give Toronto’s tattered bullpen a rest, and the Blue Jays beat the Kans More...

Oilers beat Red Wings

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored his fourth goal of the season to help the Edmonton Oilers beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Wednesday night.  The No. More...

People/Pastimes

Memorial pavilion dedicated at Seven Mountains

A new pavilion at Seven Mountains Boy Scout Camp was dedicated Oct. 17 in memory of longtime scouter Fred “Ernie” McClain of Rockhill.  Over 40 friends and family members were present for the dedication. More...

SCI Huntingdon retirees gather for annual fall banquet

The State Correctional Institution Retiree’s Association honored three retirees during the 21st annual banquet held Oct. 17 at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  Dan Cooper welcomed the group of retirees, spouses and friends. More...

Standing Stone Senior Center holds membership meeting

The board of directors as well as the general membership conducted meetings of the Standing Stone Senior Center in September. In addition, the officers and chairpersons met Oct. 15 to discuss upcoming events.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Seniors greatly benefit from having pets

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our mid-70s and have no children. However, we have had pets, mostly cats, for all of our 50 years together. More...

Doctor K

Nit comb, medicinal shampoo effective in treating lice

DEAR DOCTOR K: A child in my daughter’s classroom has head lice. What do I need to do if my daughter gets it?  DEAR READER: Lice — the visitor dreaded by parents everywhere.  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT KANSAS

1. Cheering over  If you recall, Joey Logano was released by Joe Gibbs Racing a few years back and was replaced by Matt Kenseth, who said he has cheered for the young driver ever since the switch. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Instead of Talladega, what?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Must win   More...

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