September 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Tractors roll into Shirleysburg today

In celebration of the fall  harvest, dozens of tractors are rolling into Shirleysburg this weekend for the 13th Aughwick  Creek Antique Tractor Show, while the Fort Shirley Heritage Association is once  again joining in the celebration More...

Local News

Correction

In the Sept. 12 edition of The Daily News, the account of the dedication of a new Korean War Memorial in downtown Bedford incorrectly listed the first name of a Broad Top area veteran and fatality of the war. More...

Senator lauds safe water legislation

The United States Senate passed a sweeping piece of legislation Thursday which is designed to improve water infrastructure across the nation.  More...

Cases bound over for higher court

Bench warrants were requested for two defendants who failed to appear for their hearings in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Grandmother’s apple cake signals fall

My grandmother, who lived with us when I was growing up, had a serious sweet tooth and would bake something almost every day.  In the spring, it was coconut cream pie. In the summer, home-made ice cream and peach pie. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire engulfs buildings at Harbison-Walker site

75 Years Ago  The Daily News invites all our readers to listen to famous food authority, Mrs. Nancy Rowe, as she outlines interesting menus for the whole family. The event is planned for Sept. 23, in the Clifton Theatre, Huntingdon.  More...

Local Sports

Random Thoughts

from Jeff Norris

It was another mediocre week for The Daily News Pickin’ Panel.  Ty States and I tied for the week with disappointing 6-4 records. Terry Snare was 5-5 and lost his share of first place in the standings with Ty States. More...

Tussey blanked at West Branch

The Tussey Mountain girls soccer hit the road to take on West Branch yesterday afternoon. The Lady Titans held their own in the opening half as the score was knotted at 0-0 after the opening period. More...

Unbeaten Eagles off to Gettysburg

In each of the first two weeks of the young season, the Juniata College football team has scored in excess of 30 points. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Nathan Ray Boyer, who turns 4 years old today, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. His proud parents are Alan and Heather Boyer of Alexandria. More...

Huntingdon Boy Scout earns Eagle Award

Pierce Hunter-Kysor, 16, son of Darwin Kysor and Patricia Hunter of Huntingdon, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Huntingdon Troop 25 sponsored by the First United Methodist Church and led by scoutmaster Raymond “Mike” Kemp Jr. More...

Births

Preston and Jessica (Thompson) Raffensberger of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracelynn Marie Raffensberger, at 2:54 p.m. Sept. 6, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Pisces if born before 12:22 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016:  More...

Drug epidemic affects children

Last week, police in East Liverpool, Ohio, captured an image which shocked the nation when they found a young child in the backseat of a car with two unconscious adults who had overdosed on heroin.  The photograph is disturbing, but as the heroi More...

Planners learn of regional deal

Members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission heard an update on the six-county comprehensive plan during their monthly meeting Thursday.  “I’m extremely pleased to talk about and excited for the plan,” county planning d More...

Tire War planned for Saturday

Last year, Huntingdon County was the winner of the Gold Rim Award for collecting the most tires during the annual Tire War.  Saturday, Sept. More...

Promoting local art

Artist Marlene Strait, right, showed several of her pieces to Kelsy Guyer at Studio 115 in Huntingdon during the inaugural Art Walk Thursday night. More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State details plan to mark Joe Pa’s debut

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State detailed plans Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first win as hundreds of the late coach’s former players made their way back to State College for a private reunion, marking a mil More...

Faster-than-expected corrosion led to blast

GREENSBURG (AP) — Faster-than-expected corrosion caused a Pennsylvania natural gas pipeline blast that scorched 40 rural acres in April and badly burned a man whose home was destroyed, the Texas energy company that owns the pipeline said.  More...

Dogs helping kids called to testify in courthouse

MEDIA (AP) — A courthouse in eastern Pennsylvania is among the first in the state to use dogs to help children feel safe and relaxed before they testify.  The Delaware County courts are partnering with Paws for People, a therapy dog progra More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Sept. 16   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

In Gee Chun leads season’s final major

EVIAN- LES- BAINS, France (AP) — South Koreans In Gee Chun and Sung Hyun Park shot 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the firstround lead in the Evian Championship, the last of the LPGA Tour’s five majors.  Top-ranked Lydia Ko’s b More...

Cubs lose, but clinch NL Central title

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs won the NL Central, becoming the first major league team this season to clinch a division title when St. More...

Jets top Bills 37-31

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Forte scored three touchdown runs and Ryan Fitzpatrick finally solved Rex Ryan’s defense, leading the New York Jets to a 37-31 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Controlling family events

Dear Annie: We are a large group of middle-aged siblings with one sister who has little engagement outside the home. She is an empty nester who does not work, volunteer or have any regular friends or social activities.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Digitize mementos

Dear Heloise: Using rolling suitcases to store and save your photos won’t help a bit if you have a tornado. DIGITIZE them! Scan and save your pictures to a computer (with backup off-site or online).  More...

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