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Broad Top leaders hear bridge project details

An estimated $1.7 million bridge replacement project is expected to begin on the eastern end of Defiance, Broad Top Township, in early summer 2019. More...

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A Look Back

A tour to historic sacred spots

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...

Huntingdon County Library

It is almost time for the leaves to change, so make sure to have a good audio book in the car with you during your fall foliage drives.  More...

Trail’s second wellness event held in Hopewell

Young and old enjoyed outdoor recreational activities and had the opportunity to learn about the history of steam railroading and coal mining recently at Hopewell when visitors gathered for the second annual H&BT Rails to Trails Fun Run, Wellness More...

World  Free Access 

With White House push, the diaper gap comes into view

Christine Shotts, in Springfield, Missouri, has eight kids under age 9. She works two part-time jobs and her husband works as a car mechanic, but their incomes don’t stretch nearly far enough.  More...

Business News

As demand for cars falters, auto prices are poised to fall

DETROIT (AP) — While the U.S. inched its way out of the Great Recession, consumers went car shopping in droves. As sales rebounded, the price of cars and trucks rose to record highs. More...

US factory activity picked up in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing rebounded in September after contracting in August. More...

Clinton more trusted on income gap, divide on jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young adults are more likely to trust Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump on handling wages, income inequality and personal finances, but they’re divided on which candidate would better handle job creation, a new GenForwar More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Fan throws can

TORONTO (AP) — A fan threw a can at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the seventh inning of the Toronto Blue Jays’ 5-2 win in Tuesday’s AL wild card game.  With the score tied 2-2, pinch hitter Melvin Upton Jr. More...

Flyers set to celebrate their 50th season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are ready to celebrate the Big 5-0. It’s a golden anniversary for the orange-and-black and the Flyers plan a yearlong celebration of their history. More...

Blue Jays get past Orioles in 11

American League Wildcard Game:

TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion advanced Toronto to the AL Division Series in the Blue Jays’ familiar manner — with a big home run.  Encarnacion hit a three-run drive in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez , and Toronto beat th More...

School News

Huntingdon woman named to choir

The Bob Jones University music faculty has named Kara Donnelly of Huntingdon to the university’s Collegiate Choir.  Donnelly is a sophomore majoring in piano pedagogy.  More...

Special Sections

VP candidates debate policies

American voters had their first, and only, opportunity to near vice presidential candidates face off on the issues Tuesday night and one local political expert called the debate close.  More...

CDBG contracts extended for year

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved the extension of three Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  County grants administrator Maureen Safko said extensions are needed for the Rockhill Borough More...

Smithfield flood protection boosted

The Smithfield Township Supervisors, during their monthly meeting Tuesday evening, discussed plans for improving levee protection for the township and Huntingdon Borough. More...

Railroad enthusiasts to take part in event

The nonprofit Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society Inc. invites steam railroad and coal mining history enthusiasts to take part in the annual Broad Top Area Coal Miners Heritage Days, Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, at Robertsdale. More...

State  Free Access 

Jack Nicklaus, other players say farewell to Arnold Palmer

LATROBE (AP) — A farewell to the King turned somber when Jack Nicklaus, his voice cracking as a large tear formed in his left eye, urged the elite and the everyman to remember how Arnold Palmer touched their lives and “please don’t More...

Girl masters art of contortion, foot archery

GREENSBURG (AP) — With her springy red locks, freckles and unforgettable toothy smile, Bella Gantt fits the bill for the perfect child star.  Bella has become an internet sensation, with videos of her performances going viral on YouTube an More...

Hydroelectric plant resumes operations after fish killed

CONFLUENCE (AP) — A small hydroelectric power plant is operating again after hundreds of brown trout were found dead last week in a western Pennsylvania river.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports power operations at the Youghiogheny (YOHK More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

New state police station to be dedicated

75 Years Ago  One of President Roosevelt’s close and well-informed political associates said that diplomatic developments appeared to be in the making looking toward aligning world Catholicism against Nazi Germany. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 5   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for additional information.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans, Bearcats and Hornets all beaten

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Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball   Juniata women’s volleyball hosted St. Vincent on Tuesday night at Memorial Gymnasium. The Eagles handled the Bobcats with ease as they won 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-8).  More...

Huntingdon shuts out Clearfield

Girls’ Soccer:

Huntingdon matched up with another good team at Detwiler Field Tuesday and one more time played right with them. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Matthew David Smead, who turned 3 years old Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. His proud parents are Dave and Rachel Smead of Huntingdon. More...

HCCTC practical nursing grads

A graduation ceremony was held Sept. More...

Grove descendants hold 103rd annual family reunion

The 103rd annual Grove family reunion for the descendants of Jacob and Magdelena Grove was held Sept. 10 with 82 family members and guests in attendance. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Can’t stand the preheat?

Dear Heloise: I just bought a BAKING DISH at an estate sale, and on the bottom is written: “Safe in dishwasher, freezer, microwave and oven (not preheated).” What do the words “not preheated” mean? More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016:  More...

Holiday spending without debt

Dear Annie: Christmas used to be a time that I enjoyed. I have always enjoyed spending time with siblings and cousins who live in other cities and catching up with them. Over the years, our families have grown. More...

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