August 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Hiking club starts monthly event

Seven people braved high heat and thunderstorms on the ridges of Greenwood Furnace State Park Saturday to kick off the first of a new hiking series hosted by the Standing Stone Trail (SST) Hiking Club. More...

Moose Lodge member accepts new title

By DYLAN MILLER Daily News Staff Writer Porter Township resident George H. Conrad recently accepted the opportunity to represent his Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 223 at the state, national and international levels.  More...

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Local News

Driver injured

One person was transported to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital by Robertsdale, Wood and Broad Top (RW&BT) Ambulance around 5:15 p.m. More...

News of Yesteryear

County fair wraps up for another year

75 Years Ago  A near mutiny at Civilian Conservation Camp No. S-60, in the Whipple Dam area of Jackson Township, Huntingdon County, wore itself out after several hours of uneasiness.  More...

General News

What Trump and Clinton didn’t say in their economic speeches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spelled out their economic visions in high-profile speeches in Michigan this week. They delved into taxes and regulations, trade deals and job growth. More...

Grammy winner won’t perform at Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Adele says she turned down an offer to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show.  The British singer told an audience Saturday at her Los Angeles concert that she was asked to per More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bolt cruises to 100 meter gold

Track & Field:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt sauntered onto the track, stretched out his arms and waved his hands, signaling for more applause. He knew exactly how this night was going to go. More...

Justin Rose wins men’s gold in golf

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — From the top step of the podium, Justin Rose bowed his head as the Olympic gold medal was placed around his neck, and he stared at it for the longest time. Even for a major champion, this was more than he ever imagined. More...

US finishes group play unbeaten, downs China

Women’s Volleyball:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Never did Karch Kiraly expect the women’s volleyball Group B winner to go unblemished. He probably had little idea captain Christa Dietzen would be the one to deliver during the latest impressive U.S. More...

Senior Spotlight

Solutions for managing medication

Managing medications is a major source of worry for seniors, as the complexity of their treatment often requires careful organization. Which pills have to be taken in the morning, in the evening, or at mealtimes? More...

Retirement homes: making the right choice

Moving into a retirement home is a huge step in someone’s life, and it can certainly be a very difficult decision to make. More...

Making seniors’ homes safe

Remaining in their own homes can be dangerous for some seniors. Indeed, complications caused by falls are one of the main causes of death for this age group. That is why making a senior’s home safe is not a luxury, but rather a necessity. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Getting over the anger

Dear Annie: I am writing to get your input on an issue I am unable to resolve or forget.  Over 50 years ago, I began a friendship with a co-worker and his family that was close and personal. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 7:51 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016: More...

Area man dies in Centre Co.

A two-vehicle crash Saturday in Ferguson Township, Centre County, claimed the life of a Huntingdon County man.  According to Ferguson Township Police, 27-year-old Darryn Couch of Huntingdon died at UPMC Altoona late Saturday night from the injur More...

Illnesses worsened by heat, humidity

With the heat index topping 100 degrees this past weekend, the chance of a heatrelated illness occurring was great. More...

Caution advised for wasp and bee season

As summer comes closer to its end, many have taken to the campgrounds to enjoy the last of the season. More...

State  Free Access 

Witnesses: Attorney general leaked files, lied for revenge

NORRISTOWN (AP) — A political trial drawing to a close this week pits Pennsylvania’s attorney general against two former confidantes who testified against her in a perjury and obstruction case. More...

Body found in 1973 along highway to be exhumed

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — Authorities say they plan to exhume the remains of a woman whose decomposed body was found wrapped in a blanket and doused with sulfuric acid alongside a northeastern Pennsylvania highway more than four decades ago. More...

Newspaper: Philadelphia transit woes preceded defect

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Almost one in five trains on the regional rail transit lines serving the Philadelphia metropolitan area were late last year, the worst performance of the decade — and that was before onethird of the Southeastern Pennsy More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 15 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...

Local Sports

Hesston Wrap-up

With rain showers cancelling action across much of the Keystone State, Lewistown’s Nathan Gramley didn’t let it slow him down as he picked up the Racesaver 305 win Saturday night at Hesston Five Star Speedway.  More...

Curve fall 6-5

Eric Wood and Barrett Barnes both cracked solo home runs for the Altoona Curve in a 6-5 loss to the Reading Fightin Phils Sunday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  Wood hit his team-best 16th home run in the bottom of the first inning to give More...

Morgan wins ALCC women’s club title

Donna Morgan captured the women’s club championship over the weekend at the Mount Union American Legion Country Club by one stroke over Wava Baer.  Morgan finished the weekend with a two-day score of 173, one stroke ahead of Baer’s 1 More...

People/Pastimes

Officers installed to lead 40 & 8

Huntingdon Locale Voiture 820 of La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (40 & 8) met at the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24, Huntingdon, Aug. 8, for the regular monthly meeting and to install officers for the 2016-2017 term.  More...

Penn State student awarded scholarship

Rebecca Davis of the Petersburg area recently received a $1,000 scholarship towards her 2016-2017 educational expenses courtesy of Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative.  More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kendrick Baker, who turns 5 years old today, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. More...

Hints from Heloise

Loyal customer

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is something I think about, too:  “Dear Heloise: My Pet Peeve is with companies that offer new customers discounts, freebies and all kinds of perks, not knowing if they will ever even pay their bills o More...

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