August 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners ratify resolution

The weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners was brief Tuesday, with only three agenda items, as they prepare to head to the state county commissioners’ conference next week.  More...

Supervisors approve vacating access road

Following a public hearing that led to the approval of a liquor license transfer, Smithfield Township supervisors adopted a new township ordinance during their monthly meeting Tuesday.  More...

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Local News

Firefighters benefit from program

The Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association was the beneficiary of The Daily News Community Sponsorship Program for July. More...

Car, bicycle collide in Kistler Borough

Volunteers from Newton-Wayne and Mount Union fire companies, along with state police at Lewistown, responded to a crash involving a vehicle vs. a bicycle around 3:40 p.m. More...

Shade Gap parade participants win prizes

Folks lined the streets of Shade Gap Monday night for the annual parade, held in conjunction with the Shade Gap Picnic.  It took about an hour for groups, floats, fire apparatus and dancers to make their way to the picnic grounds amid clear ski More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 2   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

Columnist remembers those who made world better

I’d like to devote a part of today’s column to remembering several folks who passed away in the past few months. More...

Old-Time Photo

This photo was taken during the devastating Flood of 1972, just two years after the opening of the Saxton branch office of The Daily News. More...

People/Pastimes

Service Personnel News

MUAHS graduate completes basic training

United States Air Force Airman Emily Stone graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and s More...

Cub Scouts compete in Rocket Derby

Members of Cub Scout Pack 471 of Saxton held their annual Rocket Derby July 30 at the Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129 picnic grounds in Saxton.  More...

Births

Jonathan and Megan (Hoover) Zimmerman of Martinsburg are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kade Stephen Zimmerman, at 2:21 p.m. July 28, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Kade weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20.25 inches in length. More...

School News

James Creek man named to spring dean’s list

Jacob Nead of James Creek has received the recognition of dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester at West Virginia University. He is majoring in forensic science.  Nead is the son of Brenda Nead of James Creek and Dan Nead of Huntingdon. More...

Shirleysburg student attends governor’s school

This summer, Tiffany Irvin of Shirleysburg is participating in the prestigious Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) at Carnegie Mellon University.  Irvin attends Mount Union Area High School and is the daughter of Ramratt More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 8:37 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017:  More...

Leaders OK license transfer

Smithfield Township Supervisors unanimously approved the intermunicipal transfer of a restaurant liquor license to Giant Food Stores LLC during a public hearing Tuesday night, creating a way for the grocery store to sell beer and wine in its store at More...

Jobless rates continue to decrease

Huntingdon County had a slight decrease in unemployment rates for the month of June.  Ranking 56th in the state, the county’s unemployment rate decreased by three tenths of a percent to 6.0 percent, still one percent higher than state aver More...

Smokey Bear balloon to make stop in area

An environmental icon will be making a stop in Mill Creek Thursday, Aug. 3, as part of a cross-country trip to promote fire prevention and safety.  Top’s Diner on Route 22 will host a 25-foot tall Smokey Bear inflatable from 10 a.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Task force formed to address recent armed robberies

75 Years Ago  American shipyards set new records in July by delivering 71 ships of 790,300 deadweight tons, Rear Admiral Emory Land, chairman of the Maritime Commission, announced today.  More...

Court upholds man’s conviction in wife’s death

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his wife hours after she filed for divorce has lost his appeal to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.  More...

Business News

Vaping business opens in MAT Plaza

A new store has opened up in the MAT Plaza in Smithfield Township for those who are into vaping.  Vape Vibe LLC opened for business June 18, and has other locations in Altoona, Johnstown, Lewistown and DuBois.  More...

Kish second quarter financial results reported

William P. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO of Kish Bank and Kish Bancorp, has announced unaudited financial results for the period ending June 30, 2017. More...

Summertime blues for automakers as sales drop

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. sales of new cars and trucks showed declines in July as consumers pulled back on purchases and hoped for Labor Day deals.  More...

Local Sports

Altoona holds off Erie 6-5

The Altoona Curve knocked off the Erie SeaWolves 6-5 in a back-and-fourth game Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The Curve (56-51) beat Erie (54-54) to improve to 12-7 against the Detroit Tigers’ Double-A affiliate this season. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Vazquez homer lifts Red Sox to 12-10 win over Indians

BOSTON (AP) — Christian Vazquez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the Boston Red Sox pulled off the final rally of a wild game Tuesday, beating the Cleveland Indians 12-10 despite an astonishing catch by center More...

Maeda allows just two hits, Dodgers win ninth straight

ATLANTA (AP) — Kenta Maeda allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings, Cody Bellinger homered and Los Angeles won 3-2 for its ninth straight victory. More...

Strong finish gives Stars win over Liberty

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kayla McBride scored a career-high 31 points and the San Antonio Stars closed on a 22-4 run to beat the New York Liberty 93-81 Tuesday night.  San Antonio trailed 77-71 with 6:48 left but the Stars held New York scoreles More...

Annie's Mailbox

Come together and be all we can be

Dear Annie: Being 76 years old and in the twilight of my life, I have truly “been there, done that” in so many ways. I have seen much, done much and still search for much. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Searching for mock apple pie recipe

Dear Heloise: I’m looking for a recipe for MOCK APPLE PIE, which uses crackers instead of apples. I’ve looked all over for this recipe and can’t find it. More...

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