June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Members of JOC talk security plan

After receiving another proposal for security assessment at Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC), members of the Joint Operating Committee (JOC) agreed to review both proposals before making a decision on which to choose at the mont More...

New McDonald’s restaurant takes shape

Framing has been constructed for a new McDonald’s restaurant located on the William Penn Highway in Smithfield Township and the building is beginning to take shape. More...

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Area brief

Flag Day observances to be held   WALKER TWP. — A Flag Day observance will be hosted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No. 976, Huntingdon.  More...

Celebrating a grand opening

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Reklaimed Vines, located on Fourth Street in Smithfield Township to celebrate their grand opening Tuesday afternoon. More...

Supervisors hear pipeline update

The Penn Township Board of Supervisors conducted their regular meeting on Tuesday.  The board was joined by Joe Massaro of Sunoco Logistics to update to supervisors about the progress of the pipeline as well as the effects on the roadways, and w More...

Business News

Area construction company recognized for excellence

Central Pennsylvaniabased Poole Anderson Construction has received two National Excellence in Construction ® Awards for its work on the Weis Markets Store No. 225 and the Juniata College Winton Hill Athletic Complex projects.  More...

Rite Aid remodeling project complete

A “grand opening” was held June 7 for the Rite Aid store on William Penn Highway, Smithfield Township, to commemorate the completion of interior remodeling of the store. More...

Uber CEO backs fees to aid taxi owners

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of Uber says New York City should impose a fee on app-hailed rides to help taxi medallion owners who are struggling with debt.  CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told the New York Post on Monday that the city should put the sur More...

Local Sports

Curve rout Rumble Ponies

Behind a five-RBI game by Will Craig, the Altoona Curve ran away from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 12-3 in the series opener Tuesday night.  The Curve (30-28) scored 11 runs over the middle three innings to pull away from the Rumble Ponies (34-2 More...

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Dodgers rough up Colon in 12-8 win over Rangers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson, Max Muncy and Yasiel Puig homered off Bartolo Colon, sending the Dodgers to a 12-8 victory.  The 45-year-old Colon (3-4) has allowed 19 homers this season. More...

Tigers lose Cabrera in loss to Twins

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera ruptured his left biceps tendon Tuesday night, an injury that will sideline the slugger for the rest of the season, and the Detroit Tigers lost 6-4 to the Minnesota Twins. More...

Mercury down Wings for sixth straight win

DALLAS (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 21 points, Brittney Griner added 18 before fouling out late and the Phoenix Mercury won their sixth straight with a 75-72 victory over the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night.  More...

School News

Huntingdon Area High School Honor Roll

Huntingdon Area High School principal Travis Lee has announced the honor rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2017-18 school years as follows:  Grade 9  High Honors  More...

MU Junior High School Honor Roll

Michele Snyder Grove, junior high school principal, announced the following honor roll students for the fourth marking period of the 2017-18 school year at the Mount Union Area Junior High School.  7th Grade  Distinguished Honor Roll  More...

Huntingdon Area Middle School Honor Roll

Huntingdon Area Middle School principal Travis Lee has announced the fourth marking period honor rolls for the 2017-2018 school year as follows:  Grade 8  High Honors  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Learn basics of buttermilk

Dear Heloise: What, exactly, is BUTTERMILK, and what are those little yellow specks in buttermilk? — Barb G., Andersonville, Ind.  Barb, there are two types of buttermilk: traditional and cultured.  More...

Leaders OK software update

A software upgrade for the Huntingdon County Register and Recorder’s office will allow the county to more efficiently store digital images of all documents at a less expensive rate.  That software upgrade was approved by the Huntingdon Cou More...

Water safety emphasized for children

Swimming can be a safe and healthy way to beat the heat when the summer sun is blazing, but safety should always be kept in mind, especially when little ones take to the water. More...

Juneteenth festivities planned for Saturday

The local Juneteenth tradition will continue for its ninth year in Huntingdon from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Portstown Park.  More...

State  Free Access 

GOP muscles judicial election change into redistricting bill

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Church reopens after fire

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — When Dorothy Griffin saw her beloved church burn down nearly four years ago, her heart broke. But not her faith.  More...

One critical, one trapped in gas station explosion

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a gas explosion in Pennsylvania sent one person to a hospital in critical condition and left another trapped underground.  Emergency responders said the blast happened at about 5 p.m. More...

General News

New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses

DENVER (AP) — A wildfire erupted Tuesday in an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes and marking the latest in a series of blazes that have ignited in the droughtstricken U.S. West.  More...

Rare tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 13   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

Details on some ‘old news’ and reader observations

We’ll devote this week’s column to some interesting tidbits from the “News of Yesteryear” and recent comments and observations from the readers. More...

Old-Time Photo

This original black and white Polaroid picture was taken of the retired Saxton Nuclear Experimental Corporation (SNEC) plant in 1971, a year after The Daily News opened its new Saxton branch office. More...

People/Pastimes

What and Where Wednesday

Glenn Scott of Mount Union, Richard Cox of Cass Township, Holly Shope of Three Springs, Kim Ord of Mount Union, Anna Spangler of Donation, Nancy Lane and Blaine Hershberger of Hill Valley all correct More...

Dairy part of a healthy, balanced diet

Recipes are full of many different dairy products, including yogurt, cheese and milk. Such products can be delicious and healthy components of a balanced diet. However, consuming dairy can be painful for people who are lactose intolerant.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY to Elliott William Bard, who celebrates today, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. He is the son of Jim and Becky (Weikert) Bard of Huntingdon, R.R. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Brother constantly butts in

Dear Annie: I am feeling so desperate, angry and frustrated. I deal with depression, and my brother is certainly not helping matters. I am 65. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Gemini if born before 3:23 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 14, 2018:  More...

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