March 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Smithfield to replace pumps

The ongoing pump problems along Route 26 in Smithfield Township may be solved when the township board of supervisors approved to purchase a new pump during Monday night’s monthly meeting.  More...

Fire season starts early

Two fires scorched the district Sunday and started what Rothrock State Forest fire inspector Dan LeCrone is calling an “early fire season.” One fire destroyed eight acres of forest. More...

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Local News

Huntingdon County Child and Adult Development Corp. sets Head Start registration

Head Start is a comprehensive child development program serving children ages birth through 5 and pregnant women. Head Start offers two programs: the preschool center-based program for children who are ages 3 or 4 by Sept. More...

Blood donors needed

The need for all blood types is constant and ongoing. All community members are encouraged to make an appointment to donate blood in the days and weeks ahead. Appointments are encouraged. More...

Belleville Livestock Market

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

World  Free Access 

Few Pa. GOP leaders have endorsed Santorum

Commentary

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rick Santorum, the Republican presidential candidate and devout Christian, looks to be playing the prodigal son when his campaign rolls through Pennsylvania in next month’s primary. More...

Prince Harry completes first major tour for queen

LONDON (AP) — Say goodbye to the party prince; say hello to the queen’s secret weapon.  That’s how royal watchers have seen Prince Harry’s first major diplomatic tour — a 10-day jaunt to the Caribbean and South Amer More...

Lost mural by Leonardo may have been discovered

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Researchers may have discovered traces of a lost mural by Leonardo da Vinci by poking a probe through cracks in a 16thcentury fresco painted on the wall of one of Florence’s most famous buildings.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 13   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed- United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

No. 4 Lady Lions off to Baton Rouge

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The Big Ten’s road warriors are heading to the Bayou for the NCAA tournament.  Resurgent Penn State (24-6) celebrated its most successful season in eight years with a No. More...

Baylor, Stanford, UConn, Notre Dame are top seeds

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament:

Brittney Griner and Baylor have been gearing up all season long to make a run at a national championship.  They’ve blown through their first 34 opponents en route to a perfect season so far. More...

Women's Division 1 Basketball Championship Ncaa Final Four

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People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Crystal Dawn Wilson and Gregory Eric Scott, both of Newton Hamilton, are proud to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of John R. Cirko Jr. of Huntingdon and Cathy Cirko of Mapleton. More...

Engaged To Wed

Brandon Lambert and Hillary Shope, both of Mercersburg, are pleased to announce their engagement. They were engaged Sept. 4, 2011, at Peaks of Otter in Virginia.  More...

Country music galore

Music lovers rejoice! There are new opportunities to gather together and enjoy music and fellowship in Hesston — George and Sandy Putt’s Music Place. More...

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

As soon-to-be graduates prepare for prom and their trip down the auditorium aisle to receive their diplomas, many believe a glowing tan is a must-have accessory. More...

Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption Beneficial?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that more than 50 percent of American adults 18 years of age and older regularly consume alcohol. More...

Annie's Mailbox

He should discuss it like an adult!

Dear Annie: I am getting married in May. My fiance, “Stan,” didn’t like his last job, so my brother hired him. Stan has been working there for a year.  More...

Special Sections

MUASB hopes to trim budget

Rather than slice line items in the Mount Union Area School District’s 2012-13 budget, Superintendent Dr. Brett Gilliland is asking the board to brainstorm creative ways to save money and generate revenue.  More...

MUMA looks at refinancing

The Mount Union Municipal Authority is hoping to refinance a nearly 20-year-old bond, a move which could save the authority up to $1 million.  Henry Sallusti, managing director of municipal finance with RBC Capital Markets, Scranton, presented t More...

TMSB discusses mini cellphone towers

In a brief work session Monday evening, the Tussey Mountain School Board of Education reviewed a number of agenda items scheduled for board action next week, including the possible installation of mini cellphone communications towers at the Robertsda More...

State  Free Access 

Rare movie posters found in attic are for sale

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A rowdy band of bloodsuckers, gunslingers, wily wise guys, jaded private eyes, hardboiled reporters and good girls gone bad, stuck in an attic together for 80 years, is going its separate ways.  More...

Feds: N.J. company bought tainted milk for ricotta

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey cheesemaker made its ricotta cheese from tainted milk that was on its way to a landfill, federal authorities charged.  The raw milk from Pennsylvania had been condemned because of high levels of antibiotics More...

Interest spikes in Pinterest, notably from women

NEW YORK (AP) — Oh, you pretty things. Just look at the mama giraffe nuzzling a baby giraffe, that lovely idea for an indoor planter made of mason jars and those perfectly cooked bacon strips cooling on a plate. More...

General News

MU-Kistler Elementary coloring contest

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Mount Union-Kistler Elementary School students participated in a coloring/ puzzle contest held by the cafeteria staff. More...

Juniata College to host diversity workshop

HUNTINGDON — Rochelle Peterson, a diversity educator, will lead a workshop on “Race & Random Acts of Justice: Doing Diversity” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in Sill Boardroom in the von Liebig Center for Science.  There More...

Licensed to Wed

Matthew Eric Huber, 12595 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, and Stephanie Megan Dunkle, also of Huntingdon.  Paul Allen Guyer, 14 N. Jefferson St., Mount Union, and Courtney Natasha Gill, also of Mount Union.  More...

Local Sports

12 Bearcats selected All-Mountain

A dozen Huntingdon athletes were among those honored on Mountain League winter all-star teams announced last evening.  More...

Huntingdon LL draft

The Huntingdon Little League held its 2012 player draft recently. Teams (with sponsors and managers in parentheses) and players drafted to the various divisions include:  Instructional League  More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

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Editorial

Drop In Center needs help

Editor The Daily News Dear Sir:  ... --- ... That series of dots and dashes goes back many, many years, long before cellphones and iPods and the like. The dots and dashes spell out the international distress code or SOS (Save our Ship).  More...

Oppose wind plant development

Editor The Daily News Dear Sir:  Conservationists should urge state legislators to oppose Sen. John Wozniak’s Senate Bill 1425. This bill would lease portions of Gallitzin State Forest for industrial wind plant development.  More...

Let our feelings be known

Editor The Daily News Dear Sir:  Have you noticed that ever since the last election, nothing seems important except the next election? Our country is going to .... More...

Chatter Box

A fantastic taste of spring

Wow, what fantastic weather we’re experiencing in Huntingdon County. Instead of mid- March, if feels more like June. It feels even more like spring and summer now that the days are longer. More...

Doctor K

Drug shortages present worrisome problem

DEAR DOCTOR K: It seems like every day in the paper I read about doctors and hospitals running out of medicines because the pharmaceutical companies can’t manufacture enough of them. Why are we having these problems?  More...

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