October 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents turns out for first Saxton fall fest

Mother Nature held off just long enough Saturday for Changes in the Park (CHIP) committee members to get many of its first-ever fall fest events “in the books.” The event was held at the community parkway and on Lower Main Street in Saxto More...

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News of Yesteryear

Ceremony to honor War of 1812 patriot

75 Years Ago  A half dozen interesting papers, letters and other old documents were given recently to the Huntingdon County Historical Society by Miss Jane McCahan and Mrs. Blair Isennberg of Huntingdon. More...

Alexandria Memorial Public Library

It’s that spooky time of year! So check out these new mysteries at the Alexandria Memorial Library.  More...

General News

Obama encouraging limits on standardized student tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing one of education’s most divisive issues, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time and said the government shares responsibility for turning test More...

Kids take 100-plus required tests through 12th grade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year?  A. More...

Oak Ridge Boys, the Browns inducted into Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Patriots survive Jets 30-23; Giants stop Cowboys 27-20

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady overcame New England’s shaky first three quarters by throwing for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth, and the Patriots beat the New York Jets 30-23 on Sunday to remain unbeaten.  More...

Panthers down Eagles 27-16

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

Chiefs pull away from Steelers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had been in the same position twice before this season, trying to hold onto a dwindling fourth-quarter lead inside Arrowhead Stadium.  This time, they managed to do it.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Companies turn the volume down

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about package amounts:  “My Sound Off is about food packaging. Companies are decreasing volume rather than raising prices. More...

Special Sections

Motorists warned of traveling deer

Fall is the time of year where county residents need to be even more aware of deer crossing the roads in unexpected places.  More...

Ground broken for new clinic

Members of many communities — medical, Amish, Mennonite and “English” — came together in a recently harvested field in Belleville Saturday to celebrate the ground breaking for the Central Pennsylvania Clinic.  More...

Trick-or-treat nights planned for county

Little ghosts and goblins will be in search of candy this week, as area municipal leaders have set trick-or-treat dates across the county. The following trick-or-treat dates have been submitted to The Daily News:  Wednesday, Oct. 28  More...

State  Free Access 

Early prison release will test drug felons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — She was the queen of the “OK Corral,” a tot-toting grandmother who stepped up to rent out street corners and run the bustling cocaine trade in her north Philadelphia neighborhood after her 20-year-old son was gun More...

Woman injured as troopers chased another driver dies

UNIONTOWN (AP) — A woman injured in a southeastern Pennsylvania crash that occurred as police were chasing another driver has died, police said.  Police in Fayette County alleged that a male driver swerved out of his lane shortly before no More...

Duquesne president sorry for ‘libertine lifestyle’ remark

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The president of Duquesne University has apologized for suggesting that students who move off campus do so to pursue a “libertine lifestyle” of drinking and sex.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Oct. 26   AA MEETING  . Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  AL-ANON  More...

Local Sports

Muhlenberg avoids upset in OT

Max Cepeda scored a pair of touchdowns in overtime periods to give help visiting Muhlenberg avoid a big up with a 41-35 victory over Juniata Saturday afternoon at Knox Stadium.  With the win, the Mules improve to 5-2 overall and to 4-2 in Centen More...

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball   More...

People/Pastimes

Comfortably aging in place

Having lived in the same ranch house for 55 years, John Heck’s grandparents wanted to make any and all necessary accommodations to allow them to peacefully age in place. More...

Dozens of ways to snack mindfully

When it comes to snacking, there are dozens of ways to answer your cravings.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Many teens have difficulty with social skills

Dear Annie: I am very antisocial. I don’t go to parties as often as most teens, I hardly ever invite friends over, and the few friends I do have no longer attend the same school. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Aries if born before 12:37 p.m. (EDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015: More...

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