March 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Prep work underway for new church

Work started this week to make way for a new church on Orchard Road in Walker Township.  Crews started tearing down the barn on the former Grubb property, now owned by the Community Chapel of Hesston, to make way for a house of worship.  More...

UPMC officials plan to expand Rt. 22 unit

Smithfield Township Supervisors learned about an upcoming reconstruction project at the UPMC modular unit on Route 22 during their monthly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Local News

Defendants enter pleas ahead of jury selection

Defendants appeared in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Monday morning to enter pleas instead of taking their cases to a jury trial.  Christine Y. More...

Police Log

Disorderly conduct   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Shade Gap burglars strike again

75 Years Ago  Selective service headquarters in Washington said today furloughs would be granted draftees by the army and not by local draft boards in cases of undue hardship immediately after induction.  More...

Michigan teen gets 3-D-printed shoes for large feet

MICHIGAN CENTER, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Center 19-year-old, who was previously in the Guinness Book of World Records for world’s tallest teenager, has finally found an affordable pair of shoes that fit his size- 28 feet.  More...

Business News

Mill Creek tavern gets fresh look

After being mostly closed for over a month for renovations, The Village Tavern in Mill Creek is open once again for business.  Jen Wright-Kobilka and her husband, Matt, have owned the tavern for eight years. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Feb. 24, 2017  Estal E. Fleck and Rhonda L. Fleck, grantors, to Brian L. Smith and Michelle L. Smith, property in Cromwell Township, $40,000.  Sean P. McCorkle and Melissa J. McCorkle, grantors, to Sean P. More...

General Mills boosts eco-friendly grain Kernza

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A sweet, nutty-tasting new grain called Kernza is getting a big boost from food giant General Mills, which is intrigued by the potentially big environmental benefits of the drought-resistant crop with long roots that doesn&rs More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon’s Oliver to defend title

Boozel, Baney, Fisher, Winfield also qualified

A season’s worth of work is down to the ultimate goal of any wrestler. More...

PIAA Class 1A Basketball:

Hornet boys start Friday; girls get going Saturday

Both the Juniata Valley boys basketball team as well as the Green Hornet girls begin their respective pursuits of state gold this weekend — one in Pittsburgh while the other closer to home in Hollidaysburg.  More...

PIAA Class AA Wrestling Pairings

Preliminary and first round pairings for the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Wrestlers’ names are followed by school, regional finish, grade and record. More...

People/Pastimes

Home Nursing Agency seeks volunteers

Home Nursing Agency is now seeking individuals who have a desire to help others to serve as volunteers in the Family Hospice program. More...

‘Dancing through the Decades’

Standing Stone Senior Center, Huntingdon, hosted the first of 10 weeks of dance and cultural education, “Dancing through the Decades,” March 6. More...

Boy Scout Troop 28 hosts Court of Honor

Boy Scout Troop 28, Huntingdon, recently hosted a court of honor at the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon.  Jacob Smithmyer was the Master of Ceremonies. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Excessive talker’s one-sided conversation

Dear Annie: I have a friend of over 20 years who has become such a motormouth that I have begun to avoid contact. She talks nonstop. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 9, 2017:  More...

Candidates file official petitions

The Huntingdon County Commissioners office has seen a lot of traffic the last few days as candidates filed petitions to be on the spring primary election ballot.  Tuesday was the last day to file.  More...

Leaders will draft hotel tax hike deal

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved drafting and advertising an ordinance that will raise the hotel excise tax from 3 to 5 percent beginning July 1 at their weekly meeting Tuesday. More...

Service aids customers in power outage

In the last few weeks, windy weather has been the culprit behind power outages in the area, and Penelec now has a service that can help keep people updated on those outages. More...

Daily News Opinion Line to open to callers tonight

Due to technical difficulties, there was no Opinion Line March 6.  The Daily News has corrected the issue so that the Opinion Line can be turned on during regular hours, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Battle looms over testimony on drugs and sex

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The next battle in the criminal case against Bill Cosby will be whether prosecutors can use his lurid deposition testimony about giving pills and alcohol to a string of women before sex — material that may be disallowe More...

Health care bill slammed by governor, hospitals

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Communities struggle to get Canada geese to relocate

TRAFFORD, Pa. (AP) — The resident Canada geese that congregate in local parks might be pretty to look at, but the droppings they leave have officials struggling to eliminate the birds and their mess.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 8   Adult Education o 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 more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Important documents find permanent home

It has been 45 years in the making, but at long last they’re coming home for good. More...

Old-Time Photo

Here’s a scene of the Anwitter General Merchandise Store and U.S. Post Office, at Waterfall, Fulton County, date unknown. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

ACC Tournament:

Pitt pushes Tech off bubble 61-59

NEW YORK (AP) — Three days after being scolded with a seat on the bench to start a game, Pitt’s senior leaders responded by playing with the type of urgency coach Kevin Stallings was hoping to see.  With their renewed effort, the Pan More...

Bobrovsky gets third straight shutout for Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves for his third consecutive shutout and the Columbus Blue Jackets handed the New Jersey Devils their eighth straight loss with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday night.  Bobrovsky shut out the Devil More...

Scherzer comes to ‘grips’ with injury

Max Scherzer has come to grips with a finger injury — by coming up with a new, unusual grip for his fastball.  The Washington Nationals ace won the NL Cy Young Award last season despite a stress fracture on his right ring finger in the sec More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Use your blender for more than smoothies

Dear Readers: My mother, the original Heloise (1919- 1977), in one of her books, “Heloise’s Kitchen Hints” (1963), printed an unusual blender hint. A reader from Ohio shared how she used her blender in the kitchen to make SLAW. More...

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