August 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

First Wine Down Weekend planned Saturday

Organizers of the first Wine Down Weekend event are inviting folks to visit historic downtown Huntingdon from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, and taste the last drops of summer.  More...

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Coal Miners’ Museum to be open during homecoming celebration

This weekend’s Broad Top Homecoming Celebration promises “something for everyone.” In keeping with that tradition, the four-day Labor Day weekend observance also serves as a reunion of sorts for many Broad Toppers near and far.  More...

Police Log

Harassment   More...

A Look Back

Miscellaneous bits from times past

Editor’s note: The following is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, Volume II, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1951-1959. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Council members pull plug on church’s chimes

75 Years Ago  The East Broad Top Railroad Co. is now engaged in the construction of a spur track leading from its main line at Saltillo to the North American Refractories Co.’s quarry.  More...

Business News

Businesswoman markets natural skin care line

A local woman has gone into business for herself to sell natural skin care products.  Haley Balles of Three Springs is now making homemade moisturizer called 4, which stands for the four allnatural ingredients in her products.  She orders t More...

Real Estate Transfers

Aug. 19, 2016  David J. Traxler, Abigale R. Woodward and Abigale R. Traxler, grantors, to Garry L. Clark Jr. and Myrna S. Clark, property in Dublin Township, $75,000.  John A. Cook, grantor, to Ryan C. Zook and Lacey J. More...

Local Sports

Curve fall to Binghamton

Jin-De Jhang drove in the only run of the game for the Altoona Curve in the bottom of the first inning in a 3-1 loss to the Binghamton Mets Tuesday night at PNG Field.  Elvis Escobar led off with a single and moved to second on an Erich Weiss wa More...

Trojans win; Bearcats lose twice

High School Golf:

Mount Union’s golf team remained unbeaten and Huntingdon stayed winless in a match Tuesday at the Huntingdon Country Club.  The Trojans finished their day with a score of 347, while Huntingdon came home in 373. St. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Dalton Scott Carberry, 21429 Broad St., Broad Top City, and Cori Dawn Kline, also of Broad Top City.  Brian Harold Fraker, 7528 Cherry Grove Church Road, Three Springs, and Bertha Louise Sargent, also of Three Springs.  Tim Ely Hachana, 660 More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Landon Ryan Stoner, who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. His proud parents are Alicia Stoner and William Stoner, both of Huntingdon. Landon is the grandson of Justine Lilja of Huntingdon. More...

Boy Scout Troop 25 kicks off fall season

Over 60 scouts, family members and guests attended Boy Scout Troop 25’s recent fall Court of Honor and family picnic at Riverside Park in Smithfield. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Is it bad manners to ghost at a party?

Dear Annie: I’m wondering whether you could settle a dispute between my friend “Laura” and me. She thinks it’s rude to “ghost” — leave parties without saying bye. I think it’s fine. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Pasta pointers

Dear Heloise: Does it matter when you SALT THE PASTA WATER — before or after boiling? Also, when making multiple pasta dishes, can one use the pasta water twice? Since it’s already hot, it would boil again quickly. More...

County leaders open 911 bids

Bids for the Huntingdon County 911 radio communication system were opened during the Huntingdon County Commissioners’ weekly meeting Tuesday. More...

Marijuana laws upheld in county

Earlier this week, Gov. Tom Wolf called for the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana.  More...

Local unemployment went up in July

After holding steady from  May to June, the county’s jobless rate rose three-tenths of a point in July. More...

Medical experts tout breast-feeding benefits

Although National Breastfeeding Month draws to a close today, local experts stress the benefits of breastfeeding for both infants and their mothers year round.  More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Officer charged in death of K-9

BELLEFONTE (AP) — A Pennsylvania corrections officer has been charged after a drug-detecting police dog in his care died last month after it was left in a hot vehicle for 2 1/2 hours during a training exercise.  More...

World  Free Access 

Foot Locker to play up store experience

NEW YORK (AP) — Start with the shoes but move on from there. More...

US bank earnings climbed 1.4 percent in second quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks’ earnings in the April-June period rose 1.4 percent from a year earlier as growth in lending fueled interest income.  More...

US consumer confidence highest in 11 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 31   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

A ‘cool’ story for the dog days of summer

How about a really cool story? Can the readers handle that as we struggle with the extreme heat and humidity of August? More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Orioles down Blue Jays; Mets top Marlins

BALTIMORE (AP) — Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Jason Grilli in the eighth inning, leading the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.  The Orioles pulled within three games of the More...

Bouchard out; Venus, Serena win

US Open Tennis:

NEW YORK (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard wrung her hands at her post-match news conference. She rubbed her lower lip. She squeezed her left arm. More...

With Romo hurt, Cowboys picked last in NFC East

Tony Romo is hurt again, the defending champs get no respect and the rookie quarterback who wasn’t drafted No. 2 overall got a starting job first.  No division is more up for grabs than the NFC East.  More...

School News

Local woman named resident assistant

Shaelyn Divins of Huntingdon, a computer science major, was selected as a resident assistant at Elizabethtown College for the 2016- 2017 academic year.  Resident assistants (RA) are essential student leaders within the Elizabethtown College comm More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016:  More...

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