October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cellphone tower to improve service

Folks traveling through Shirley Township have probably noticed a new cellphone tower that’s expected to be operational by the holiday season, according to officials from Verizon Wireless  Arnold McClure, a resident of Shirley Township, has More...

Winter gear available at Chill Chasers event

Winter’s icy grip may not yet be upon the region, but the annual Chill Chasers event organized by the Huntingdon County Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is set to prepare folks for the cold.  For well over 20 years, the organizers of More...

Jobs

Local News

Traffic stop details highlighted in hearing

A traffic stop that occurred along Penn Street in late January highlighted conversation during criminal court Tuesday, almost prompting the court to view the impounded vehicle.  Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz presided over the case More...

Area briefs

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   ONEIDA TWP. — The Stone Creek Valley Lions Club will hold its monthly hootenanny from 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Lions Barn on Cold Springs Road. The Lions kitchen will be open at 4:30 p.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Dollar General Store opens in Alexandria

75 Years Ago  The state will lose over $20,000,000 a year in gasoline tax revenue for duration of the war because of tire and motor fuel rationing, but it is not expected to have any effect on plans for a sharp reduction in state taxes next year More...

Reader needs colonoscopy, but can’t drink prep solution

Dear Doctor: Now that I’ve turned 50, I need to get a colonoscopy, but I just can’t drink that disgusting prep solution. I’ve tried three different times, but I wind up so nauseated that I can’t finish. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Buckeyes working to find scheme to stop Barkley

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer is as prone to hyperbole as any football coach, but everything he says about Penn State tailback Saquon Barkley just might be true.  More...

Darrell Wallace Jr. to drive for Petty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. will become the first black fulltime driver at NASCAR’s top level since 1971 when he takes over Richard Petty’s iconic ride next season.  More...

Nets overcome Cavs 112-107

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 43 seconds left while starting for the injured D’Angelo Russell, and the Brooklyn Nets overcame LeBron James’ first triple double of the season to beat the Cleveland More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania Soda tax is a n—ui—sance, but not evil, Oct. 17 More...

Letters to the Editor

Good news  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

Op-Ed

Enough

As I contemplate the Trump presidency, I cannot help but think of Joseph Welch.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

SHC FFA members compete in fall events

The SHC FFA Chapter has had a busy fall. FFA members kicked off the school year with the fall career development event. This year’s event was held at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds Sept. 26. More...

Dairy farming is way of life

One of the greatest parts of serving as a representative of dairy is meeting with and talking to the people who are behind it.  As many are aware, the state of this trade across Pennsylvania and the nation is often unpredictable. More...

Penn State Extension to host food safety trainings

Is your farm in compliance with food safety standards? More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 8:59 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Oct. 27, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Bank building purchased

Hartslog Heritage Museum members plan expansion

A former Alexandria bank building will now have a role in preserving history for current and future generations of the Hartslog Valley.  The former First National Bank in Alexandria is now a second location for the Hartslog Heritage Museum, as i More...

Boardwalk used to enhance trail

Raystown Lake’s Allegrippis Trail is a popular spot for the avid and beginner mountain biker, but those who use the trail on a regular basis recently saw a need to improve the system of 24 trails, as several spots have experienced a lot of wear More...

Halloween parade planned in Saxton

Members of Saxton’s Changes in the Parkway (CHIP) committee announced its annual parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 28. More...

State  Free Access 

Massive borrowing, gambling bills advance in budget scramble

HARRISBURG (AP) — The last cinderblocks in a four-month stalemate over how to fix Pennsylvania’s deficit-riddled finances began falling Wednesday as Pennsylvania lawmakers worked into the night to advance massive borrowing and casino gamb More...

Supreme Court candidates debate judicial ethics, gift policy

HARRISBURG (AP) — The two candidates fighting for a full term on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court laid out plans for greater transparency and improved ethics by the judiciary during a campaign forum Wednesday, but they split on whether to ban out More...

Two boys shot mark five deaths in 24 hours

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Five people have been shot to death in 24 hours in Philadelphia, including two 16-yearold boys, marking a deadly day in a city wrestling with a rise in homicides.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 26   Huntingdon House o Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643-2801 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Huntingdon (8-1) at Warren (2-7), 7 p.m.  More...

Southern Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Glendale (3-6) at Southern Huntingdon (7-2), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review: Southern Huntingdon gave up just 14 points over the first three quarters, but couldn’t get its offense going. More...

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (6-3) at Claysburg-Kimmel (5-4), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review: Mount Union rushed for 224 net yards, including 146 by Daunte Martin, but scored only one TD in a 14-6 loss to visiting Northern Bedford.  More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Wayne Melvin Bookwalter, 7510 Nautical Court, Southport, Florida, and Angelique Devine, also of Florida.  Christian Forrest Erb, 20463 McMullen Road, Blairs Mills, and Kelsey Michelle Durst, also of Blairs Mills.  David Edwin Glunt, 540 Bri More...

Cub Scout Pack 226

Recently members of Cub Scout Pack 226 second-year Webelos, from the left, Nathan Susko, Brady Young, Braden Glover, Nolan Susko, Drew Wilson and Brogan Little, had a great evening building their own More...

New panel of officers elected to lead Bricktown Senior Citizen Center

The Bricktown seniors have had an active but “treat” fun October. President Selwyn Parks opened the monthly general membership meeting held Oct. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Daughter being bullied

Dear Annie: My daughter, an eighth-grader, had always enjoyed going to school until recently. She has many friends and has always received straight A’s. More...

NASCAR

KANSAS

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Motor blues  There was only one playoff surprise out of Kansas: Kyle Larson’s failure to advance. He went in third in points and came out the big loser. It wasn’t his fault. The engine inside his No. 42 Chevy tore itself apart. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Kenseth rant   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Is Jimmie just lurking?   More...

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