June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders approve county TIP plan

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved their updated prioritized transportation list for the 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  A total of six projects, two in each category, including maj More...

Wake-up receptions kick off for season

Tuesday kicked off the first Wake-up Reception of the season at the Raystown Lake Region Visitors Center at Seven Points Recreation Area.  Folks from near and far gathered to take part in the free event that will be held from 9:30 a.m. More...

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Former Huntingdon man sentenced to state time

A former Huntingdon man charged with downloading material related to child pornography will serve two to five years in a state correctional facility.  Ryan M. Wiser, 34, Carlisle, Cumberland County, was recently sentenced before Judge Albert H. More...

Walking tour series to begin Thursday

Weekly walking tours throughout the summer will offer residents and visitors alike new opportunities to explore Huntingdon Borough beginning tomorrow, Thursday, June 22.  More...

Area brief

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   More...

Business News

Kish bankers recognized, join 40-Year Club

James Shilling, executive vice president and chief business banking officer, and Larry Burger, vice president and commercial relationship manager, both of Kish Bank, were recognized for serving 40 or more years in the banking industry at the Pennsylv More...

Real Estate Transfers Whole Foods, Amazon deal a ‘whirlwind courtship’

June 9, 2017  M. Faye Yocum Estate and Beth A. Yocum, executrix, grantors, to John W. Sewell and Tracy S. Sewell, property in Huntingdon Borough, $242,900.  David C. Rickabaugh, Cynthia L. Rickabaugh and Cynthia L. More...

Delta Airlines first to use facial recognition kiosks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Airlines says it is the first U.S. airline to use facial recognition technology to speed the process of checking baggage.  Four self-serve kiosks for checking bags debuted Monday at Minneapolis-St. More...

Local Sports

Curve pound Thunder 14-4

The Altoona Curve recorded a season-high 19 hits and beat the Trenton Thunder 14-4 Tuesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (38-30) defeated the Thunder (46-24) behind a career day from Elvis Escobar, who finished 5-for-5 with two triple More...

People/Pastimes

Former Huntingdon man among contest winners

The winners of the 2017 Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriting contest sponsored by Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass have been announced.  This year’s winners were selected from the largest and strongest field of entries to date. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Evelyn Hadley Kohan, who turns 2 years old today, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Her proud parents are Mary and Josh Kohan of Albany, New York. Evelyn is the granddaughter of El and Sheila McMeen.  More...

Mount Union Area Schools Alumni Association holds meeting

The Mount Union Area Schools Alumni Association (MUASAA) held its 29th annual banquet meeting at the Mount Union Area High School May 27. A total of 135 persons attended. Following the social hour, dinner was served in the cafeteria.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 22, 2017:  More...

Cannibis app not approved

A Maryland-based company that announced plans in March to grow and develop medical marijuana in Saxton learned its application for a permit was not among the 12 approved by the state Department of Health Tuesday. More...

Tensions rise at borough meeting

The monthly meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council Tuesday night was marked by rising tension and antagonistic exchanges with members of the public.  Following roll call, a 30-minute public comment period opened with four borough residents airing More...

RYLA conference aids in fostering leadership

For the past 13 years, sophomores and juniors from high schools in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia have come to Juniata College each June to learn about how they can become future leaders in their communities and beyond.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pennsylvania issues permits to 12 medical marijuana growers

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania on Tuesday awarded permits to 12 applicants to grow and process medical marijuana, a landmark as the state aims to make the drug available to patients sometime next year.  More...

Environmentalists win over gas drilling in forests

HARRISBURG (AP) — A decision by Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday was hailed as a victory by environmental advocates on the use of public natural resources and money from oil and gas drilling in state forests.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County pipeline worker healing from painful burns

75 Years Ago  Robert Shehan, 4, of Robertsdale, suffered fatal injuries last night as the result of being struck by an automobile while crossing the state highway in Robertsdale at 7:45 p.m., last night.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 21   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Mifflin County highlighted in birthday publication

Allen Swope of the Huntingdon area stopped by my Robertsdale home a few months ago with some interesting items from Mifflin County’s 200th birthday celebration held in 1989. More...

Old-Time Photo

Employees of The Daily News who were members of the printing shop labor union appeared as Huntingdon Bicentennial Brothers of Brush in a 1967 photo taken by the late Daily News chief photographer Bla More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Angels pull away to 8-3 victory over Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Cameron Maybin hit a tiebreaking home run off struggling reliever Tyler Clippard to spark a three-run seventh inning, and the Angels beat New York 8-3 to extend the Yankees’ losing streak to seven games — their longe More...

Seager hits three homers in Dodgers’ win over Mets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager hit three homers in a game for the second time in his young career and the Los Angeles Dodgers went deep five times in a 12-0 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.  More...

Judge invited to participate in derby

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge has been invited to participate in next month’s Home Run Derby.  Judge said Tuesday that he received the invitation last week through his agent but had not yet decided whether to a More...

School News

Juniata Valley High School Honor Roll

Mike Estep, principal at Juniata Valley High School, has released the honor rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2016-17 school years as follows:  Grade 7  High Honors  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Incompatible living arrangement

Dear Annie: A year after my wife of 21 years and I divorced, I reconnected with a woman I had met some 30 years before. I was happy to hear from her; I wanted to marry her before I married my ex-wife. We started seeing each other. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Freezer food shelf life

Dear Heloise: After baking for a big party, the party was canceled. It’s all been put IN MY FREEZER. Please tell me if I can invite my family to eat this food: chicken soup, meatballs, lasagna, etc. More...

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