August 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Historians highlight Civil War era

Musket and mortar fire echoed from the ridges of Greenwood Furnace State Park this weekend during the fourth annual Battle of Greenwood Furnace. The event highlights the Civil War era and re-enacts a battle that very nearly took place in the area. More...

Less college students seek teaching degrees

Institutions of higher learning across the state are reporting a drop in the number of students who want to be teachers.  Celia Cook-Huffman, education department chair at Juniata College in Huntingdon, said she isn’t certain the college h More...

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Chase ends with crash

Huntingdon Borough Police have charged Paul Coons, 23, Mount Union, with fleeing and eluding police, DUI and other charges following a one-vehicle crash in the area of 810 Washington St. More...

Crash victim in critical condition

State police at Huntingdon have released the names of those involved in a crash involving a vehicle and horse and buggy on state Route 655 in Brady Township around 2 p.m. Saturday.  More...

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General News

Thankful flood victim finds humor amid devastating tragedy

WALKER, La. (AP) — Chuck and Karen Craft are among the thousands of Louisiana residents dragging furniture, appliances and other belongings out of flood-ravaged homes.  More...

Local Sports

Hesston Wrapup

Matt Parks of Three Springs copped the Topless 25 for the Limited Late Models at the Hesston Five Star Speedway Saturday night and took home $1,500 in money and prizes. More...

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Brazil closes Rio Games in style

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilians closed out the Rio Games in style Sunday. So did the U.S. men’s basketball team.  Kevin Durant scored 30 points and helped the Americans rout Serbia 96-66 for their third straight gold medal. More...

US men win third straight gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team ended up right where expected.  The Americans got their gold, and they did it easily.  Saving their best for last in a tournament that had been tough, the U.S. More...

Americans dominate gold and overall medal totals

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Team made itself right at home in Rio. The British, they had a Games to savor as well. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You’re shopping in the wrong aisle

Dear Annie: I have an embarrassing problem, and I don’t know what to do.  I met a beautiful young woman who works in a local store. She is about 20 years younger than I am. More...

Hints from Heloise

Print that’s not so fine on craft store coupons

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about a craft store’s coupons:  “A fabric store sends out ‘valuable coupons’ for its patrons to use. More...

Special Sections

Teen’s death was accidental

State police at Huntingdon are calling the death of a young Berks County man in Raystown Lake Saturday afternoon an accident.  Police reported the incident involving the 17-year-old male from Fleetwood occurred around 3:30 p.m. More...

New law clarifies who removes deer

The long debate over who’s responsible for picking up dead deer along the state highways will come to an end next month when House Bill 898 goes into effect.  The new law will make it PennDOT’s responsibility to pick up deer carcasse More...

Leone scholarship recipient begins classes

Ryan Reed of Robertsdale will begin his college career today at Penn State Altoona as the newest recipient of the Leone Family Scholarship.  “It’s an amazing gift for them to give to me,” Reed said. “It really helps out. More...

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National cash fuels TV ads, shapes Senate race

HARRISBURG (AP) — A staggering amount of money is flooding into Pennsylvania’s race for U.S. Senate, bringing TV ads on abortion, guns and Iran into living rooms with barely 11 weeks until the election. More...

Demolition plans for Philly’s Jewelers Row losing sparkle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A luxury home developer is planning to demolish buildings on Philadelphia’s Jewelers Row, the nation’s oldest diamond district, to make way for a 16-story condominium building that some jewelry store owners say w More...

Second person charged in death of professor

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A woman has been charged along with a man in the death of a Penn State professor who police say was pushed off a cliff at a quarry and fell 80 feet.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 22 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For additional information, please call 643- 0623. Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. More...

People/Pastimes

Class of 1956 holds 51st annual reunion

The Captain Jack High School Class of 1956 celebrated its 51st reunion Aug. 6 at Riverside Park in Mount Union with a picnic cookout.  More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 11! Happy birthday wishes go out to Derek Matthew Banks, who turns 11 years old today, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. He is the son of Beth Banks of Huntingdon. Derek is the brother of Morgan and Tyler. More...

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If you would like to have the news of your class or family reunion in The Daily News, submit it to the People and Pastimes Editor. The Daily News reserves the right to edit material submitted. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016: More...

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