July 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Learning the rules of the road

Huntingdon Borough Police Officer Justin Franks led Shepherd Miller and his younger sister, Seneca, through an obstacle course as Officer Brent Kagarise looked on at a bike rodeo held Saturday by the More...

Planets, stars visible to July stargazers

Although night comes later this time of year, it may be worth staying up the extra hour to wait for the stars as July is a great month for stargazing, as many constellations and planets are visible.  More...

Local News

County EMA reports June rainfall totals

Nearly three inches of rain fell in Huntingdon County saw in June.  The county Emergency Management Agency (EMA) reported 2.82 inches of rain in June.  Four of the county’s 28 rain gauges reported.  More...

Standing Stone Elementary School receives grant

Standing Stone Elementary School is one of just 72 schools in the state that has been awarded grant monies from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow them to purchase new cafeteria equipment.  More...

Police Log

Thefts   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 18 AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944- 2982. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Marte’s homer gives Bucs 2-1, 18-inning win over Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starling Marte hit a solo home run in the 18th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Sunday in a marathon game that lasted almost six hours. More...

Stenson shoots 63 to win Open

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Henrik Stenson is the champion golfer of the year, thanks to a final round for the ages. More...

Barbasol Championship

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Aaron Baddeley made a 24-foot putt on the fourth hole of a playoff with Si Woo Kim to win the Barbasol Championship at Grand National.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Be a friend

Dear Annie: My husband was recently transferred at work to New York City from Chicago. That meant having to start all over again. Three years ago, we had a beautiful baby girl, Sophia. More...

Hints from Heloise

Mow-and-blow?

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about how lawns are mowed: “My complaint is about people who mow their lawn and blow all the grass and mowed garbage all over the sidewalks and out into the street. More...

Special Sections

Bill to fight drug epidemic

A new authorization bill to provide greater resources for preventing opioid abuse and administering effective treatment was sent to the president’s desk and is awaiting a signature. U.S. More...

14th Street Sheetz nears completion

With just over two weeks to go before the reopening of the reconstructed Sheetz store located at 14th and Moore streets, Huntingdon Borough, construction crews continue to put the finishing touches on the project.  More...

Sunscreen safe choice for protecting skin

Sunscreen has been making the news recently with claims that the SPF levels aren’t what they seem on the bottle, and even some reports claiming some sunscreens may cause cancer, but sunscreen is still the best defense against the harmful rays o More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Elco Corp. to begin major expansion

75 Years Ago  Dr. Herbert K. More...

Science in weekly theme for Uptown Playground program

HUNTINGDON BORO. — The summer program at George Weaver Memorial Park (Uptown Playground) 16th Street, is open from 9 a.m. to noon with supervised activities. Kids of all ages are welcome and payment is not required to attend. More...

Veterans’ groups disturbed by ‘Orange is the New Black’

Leading veterans’ groups are disturbed by the way veterans hired as prison guards are portrayed in the new season of the Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black.”  More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon runs table to capture tourney title

Area Five 13-14 Teener Tournament:

Huntingdon 13-14 Teener all-stars bullied their way through the first round of the Area Five VFW Teener League tournament, posting a perfect 4-0 record and outscoring its opponents by a 54-10 margin.  More...

Mount Union falls 4-3

Area Five 15-16 Tournament:

Mount Union’s 15-16 teener all-star team traveled Sunday evening to take on Bellefonte in the first round Area Five 15-16 Tournament. More...

Hesston Wrap-up

George Dixon of Hesston returned to the winners circle at Hesston Five Star Speedway for the first time in about three years after he copped the Limited Late Model feature Saturday night. More...

People/Pastimes

Try eco-friendly ideas for sustainable eating

In many American households, once-unfamiliar sustainability practices have become commonplace. Current data from the Environmental Protection Agency shows a national recycling rate of about 34 percent, more than double the 16 percent rate in 1990. More...

Share scouting adventure in The Daily News

Share the excitement of Boy and Girl Scouting with Daily News readers. More...

Special Occasions

July 17, 2016  Happy birthday wishes go out to Bonnie Morningstar of Huntingdon, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, Sunday, July 17, 2016. Happy birthday, Bonnie!   More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 11:10 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 19, 2016: More...

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