August 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire tax debated at Porter Twp.

A long discussion was held by the Porter Township supervisors regarding the proposed fire tax of 3 mills from the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co.  Supervisor and chair Richard Brown said they’ve been discussing this for over a year, and he w More...

Coming together for National Night Out

Members of the Mapleton community and local law enforcement, including, from the left, Smokey Bear, Constable Brad Winegardner and state police Tpr. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Seven men lose lives in train collision

75 Years Ago  More...

Business News

Kish Bancorp Inc. second quarter financial results announced

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

Businesses find tight job market makes it difficult to hire new staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with the U.S. economy booming and the job market strong, hiring has slowed among one category of employers: Small businesses.  Yet it isn’t because these companies are hurting. Far from it. More...

Project leader hired at Mutual Benefit Group

Samuel Robinson joined Mutual Benefit Group’s information services department June 11 project leader.  More...

Local Sports

Four-run fifth helps Curve top Trenton 5-1

The Altoona Curve scored four runs in the fifth and received strong relief work from Logan Sendelbach in a 5-1, series-opening win over the Trenton Thunder Tuesday night at ARM & HAMMER Park.  The Curve (60-50) are now ten games over .500 fo More...

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Pirates back Taillon with three homers

DENVER (AP) — Jameson Taillon beat Chad Bettis in a matchup of pitchers who battled testicular cancer last year, and the Pirates hit three homers.  Taillon (9-8) allowed 10 hits in his second complete game of the season. More...

Colon reaches milestone 246th career win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon became the top-winning pitcher born in Latin America, punctuating his 246th career victory with a nifty snag as the Texas Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners 11-4 on Tuesday night.&n More...

New helmet rule confusing to coaches, players

Visceral blowback to the NFL’s updated rule that players can’t lead with their helmets to make contact is straight out of tough-guy football 101. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018:  More...

Leasing an opportunity

Dairy farmers enable youth to exhibit animals at fair

Each and every year youth take to the exhibition ring at the Huntingdon County Fair to show their livestock projects and the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work and dedication as ambassadors of agriculture.  For many of those young More...

Plans approved by supervisors

Smithfield supervisors granted temporary development approval, adopted an ordinance and heard from the public during their monthly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Additional funding available for jails

A little over a year since the first round of state grants were received, local county jails will have the opportunity once more to apply for additional funding for the Vivitrol program.  The state announced earlier this month that another $1.5 More...

Local News

Police Log

DUI   More...

Troutman, Gutshall are lamb show champs

Marklesburg 4-H Club member McKenzie Troutman came away from Tuesday night’s 4-H and FFA Market Lamb Show at the Huntingdon County Fair a champion — twice.  More...

2018 Neary Hall winners

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 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. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Former press operator identifies last week’s Old-Time Photo

Last week’s Old-Time Photo has been identified. Donald Cramer of Belleville called me to describe the photo taken in the press room of The Daily News during the 1950s when the newspaper was a “hot lead” publication.  More...

Old-Time Photo

Hopefully, Saxton area residents will be able to identify the members of the Captain Phillips Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4129 Ladies Auxiliary, appearing in this photo. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Paul Luther Bennett, P.O. More...

What and Where Wednesday

Eleanor Isenberg of Logan Township, Glenn Scott of Mount Union, Phyllis and Bill Broadbent of Alexandria, Glenn Metz of Petersburg and Marian Hamor of Petersburg correctly identified the location of More...

Special Occasions

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Ann Lover of Huntingdon, who will celebrate her 96th birthday today, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Dispirited Da Vinci

Dear Annie: I recently turned 27 and feel as if life is just passing me by. I try so many different things to find career opportunities and to meet other people but nothing leads to anything, and I am always stuck back at square one.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Benefits of mangoes

Dear Readers: A MANGO is a fiber-rich, nutrient-filled tropical fruit that is an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium, vitamin B-6, vitamin C and vitamin E. More...

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