March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Science in Motion to rally for funds

Despite having new leadership and new ideas take hold in Harrisburg this year, nothing has changed in terms of Science in Motion’s continual struggle to be recognized for funding in the state budget. More...

JC lecturer to feature ceramics

The newest exhibit at the Art Space in Huntingdon will feature a Juniata College lecturer and his work with sculptures. More...

Local News

Oneida leaders approve reduction in EDUs

Oneida Township Supervisors approved a reduction in sewage equivalency dwelling units (EDUs) for the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall during their monthly meeting Wednesday. More...

Hearings waived in central court

Icy conditions did not stop a busy session of Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday. The majority of Wednesday’s defendants waived their preliminary hearings. They will have their cases moved to the court of common pleas. Waivers More...

Snow cleanup continues in Orbisonia Boro.

The Orbisonia Borough Council held a very brief meeting at the borough building Wednesday. Borough maintenance supervisor Matt Gilliland told council he has continued snow plowing and street maintenance across the month. More...

World  Free Access 

Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

KANSAS CITY, Mo. More...

Bring old apple tree back to it former glory

A neglected, overgrown, old apple tree does have charm, its gnarled, elbowed branches seemingly reaching out for a hug. The fruits, unfortunately, are more often than not too small, too high and too pest-ridden. More...

Ignore those ugly rumors about using mulch

Rumor has it that mulching your garden beds or trees and shrubs could starve your plants. It’s a rumor that has circulated for the past 40 years or so, ever since mulching surged in popularity as a way to quell weeds and conserve water. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

The Daily News Dear Editor A new generation of leaders More...

Old-Time Photo

Malcolm Ambrose, Huntingdon, shared this photo of the 1954 Alfarata grade school basketball team. All the players, except one, have been identified. More...

Additional info provided for FFA photo

Fay Mitchell and Eileen Diehl provided The Daily News with the names of the men appearing the in photo of the Blue Juniata FFA chapter from the 1959-60 school year. They are, from the left, Tom Eberle, Ed Carolus, Lester Coffman, instructor A.R. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Shavers Creek

The February business meeting of the Shavers Creek 4-H Community Club was held at Bethel Presbyterian Church Feb. 9. Members took the opportunity to recognize and thank the church’s pastor, the Rev. Tyler Downing. More...

Alexandria Junior Rifle

The Alexandria 4-H Junior Rifle Club members shared their scores for the seventh week, Feb. 25. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Verbal abuse is not acceptable

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 10 years, but I sometimes wonder whether I love him or am just used to having him around. We have no kids, and I’ve started thinking of how my life would be without him. More...

Doctor K

Cautious response to weight loss drug

DEAR DOCTOR K: I heard about a new drug that can help people lose weight. I’m overweight. Should I give it a try? More...

NASCAR

HELLO, WALLS

Gordon’s hit at Atlanta exposes an ongoing problem

What is the one thing NASCAR really, really dislikes? Having an elephant in the room. And right now, there is a pachyderm on the patio. More...

ATLANTA REWIND

Track bar: Cup drivers play with their new cockpit toy at Atlanta

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers got a new toy to play with at Atlanta Motor Speedway. For the first time in stock-car history, drivers could adjust the track bar from their seat in the cockpit. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Did NASCAR’s train leave something behind at the station? More...

Hunter ordered to return buck

Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic has ruled on a writ of seizure in a local trophy deer case. More...

Blueprint members to implement plans

The core group of the Juniata River Blueprint Community has five years to implement their plans for Mount Union and Mapleton boroughs as well as Shirley Township. More...

Mount Union CEO takes added duties

Mount Union’s code enforcement officer is taking on a few extra duties as a result of votes taken during borough council’s monthly meeting Wednesday evening. More...

Fantasy author speaks at Juniata

Hugo Award winning author Michael Swanwick visited Juniata College Wednesday to talk about his latest book, “Dancing with Bears.” The novel is part of a series featuring the characters Darger and Surplus. More...

Obituaries

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 5 Soup Kitchen The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302. More...

State  Free Access 

Sestak kicking off 2016 Senate campaign with walk

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak began a 422-mile walk across the state Wednesday to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey. More...

Wolf defends budget, says he’s solving problems

HAMBURG (AP) — A day after outlining his first budget proposal, Gov. More...

House advances charter school proposal

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to change the rules under which Pennsylvania’s charter and cyber-charter schools operate. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

UGI raises prices 4.9 percent

75 Years Ago Rain or snow, Huntingdon basketball fans will trek over Pine Grove Mountain to State College for the playoff game between the Bearcats and the Lewistown Panthers for the Mountain League title. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Westbrook scores 49 in Thunder’s win over 76ers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook set career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds, and added 10 assists for his fourth consecutive tripledouble, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-118 in overtime Wednesday ni More...

Manning staying in Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning has unfinished business. More...

Red Wings down Rangers

DETROIT (AP) — Marek Zidlicky’s power-play goal 1:09 into overtime lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon Dance Co.

Members of the Huntingdon Dance Academy’s Huntingdon Dance Co., front row, from the left, Allison Lynn, Madison Mowrer, Savannah Reed; second row, Jaelyn Mitchell, Sierra Hanlon, Kendra Wertz, More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Autumn Pearl Reck who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Her proud parents are Neil and Jayme Reck of Huntingdon. More...

Little Jewels Academy

Dr. Jamie Horne, back row, center, was a special guest at Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, in honor of Dental Health Month. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Virgo if born before 6:52 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 6, 2015: More...

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