March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Give daffodils. Give hope.’

From the left, Sandra Smith, Elsie McClain and Shirley Scott greeted people as they contributed to the Daffodil Days fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. More...

Local News

County Democrats to host Jay Paterno Saturday; public invited

Huntingdon County Democrats know how to draw a crowd to an event — don’t just have politicians as guests. The Huntingdon County Democratic Committee is hosting a “Dessert with Dems’ meet-and-greet event from 1:30-2:30 p.m. More...

Shaver’s Creek plans sweet weekend

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center will be holding its annual Maple Harvest Festival and pancake breakfast this Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, promising an entertaining and educational time with sweet memories that are sure to stick.&nb More...

Area brief

Resurfacing project to begin on Route 26, Pine Grove Mountain

HUNTINGDON CO. — Travelers along Route 26, Pine Grove Mountain in Miller, Jackson and Barree townships will soon have a safer and smoother drive due to an 11.5-mile resurfacing project which is slated to begin Monday, March 26.  More...

World  Free Access 

Wilde to host EIF Revlon Run/Walk in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine years ago, actress Olivia Wilde ran, or rather walked, in the EIF Revlon Run/Walk. This year she will host it for the first time when it takes to the streets of New York on May 5. More...

Morocco’s Roman ruins: Stunning, with few tourists

MEKNES, Morocco (AP) — Visitors to Morocco usually head straight for the beaches or plunge into the winding alleys of exotic medieval markets, but this rich North African country also has a wealth of ruins from its days as a Roman colony.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Marine sergeant faces dismissal for anti-Obama Facebook posts

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine sergeant who started a Facebook group that is openly critical of President Barack Obama and posted comments saying he will not follow the unlawful orders of the commander in chief is facing possible dismissal from the More...

Saintly Sanctions

NFL suspends Saints’ coach for year

Meting out unprecedented punishment for a crush-for-cash bounty system that targeted key opposing players, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banned the team’s former defensi More...

Denver trades Tebow to Jets

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Tebow is coming to New York. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Spring Farms 4-H collects items for local food bank

The Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club held its monthly meeting March 13 at the Community State Bank in Orbisonia. The meeting was called to order by club president Katie Morgan. More...

Fair’s guidelines in Premium Book

The 2012 Premium Book for the Huntingdon County Fair is scheduled to be included in the Friday, June 1, edition of The Daily News, according to Jim Davis, president of the Huntingdon County Agricultural Association (fair board).  More...

Alexandria Rifle Club

The Alexandria 4-H Junior Rifle Club had a team score of 1951- 111x for the 10th week, March 7.  Individual scores were recorded for the following members: Ariana Grabowski, 396-28x; Adam Wheland, 393-23x; Mary Sloan, 391-24x; Amanda Ruffner, 38 More...

Annie's Mailbox

Your fear is not irrational!

Dear Annie: Five years ago, an encounter with a large, vicious dog put me in the ER and left me with lasting scars, physical and otherwise. I’m almost 20 now.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 23, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Planning board is 50 years old

Although having just peered back at the past year’s activities with the recent publication of its annual report, the Huntingdon County Planning Commission will wind the clocks quite a bit further into the past over the coming months as it refle More...

SHCSB OKs tour of schools

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board voted 6-3 to work with the district administration in establishing a tour of all district buildings. The vote occurred during the board’s regular meeting held Tuesday night.  More...

January has slight jobless rate increase

Huntingdon County’s jobless rate increased slightly from December to January, according to the monthly report from the state Department of Labor & Industry’s Center for Workforce information and analysis.  More...

Temporary inconvenience ... permanent improvement

Work to remove silt from the lake at Camp Blue Diamond began Monday with the end result being a more healthy body of water, said Jerri Heiser- Wenger, co-executive director of the camp. More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State offers therapy to alleged abuse victims

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State is offering free child-abuse counseling services to the alleged victims of former university assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.  The university Wednesday described the arrangement with Praesidium Inc., More...

Former speaker gets at least two years in corruption case

HARRISBURG (AP) — Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel was ordered Wednesday to serve a 2 1/2- to 5-year prison term and pay $1 million in restitution for his role as the architect of a scheme to help Republicans win elections through More...

Experts: Neighborhood watches shouldn’t be armed

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Neighborhood watch groups were designed to be the eyes and ears of police — passively observing what they see and reporting back to law enforcement — not to enforce the law themselves.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Cassville church to host Sunday school convention

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon will take its part in the nationwide movement: the National Enlistment Week of the Women’s Field Army for the Control of Cancer. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 22   Huntingdon House p 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...

Editorial

Analysis

GOP race awaits winner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s methodical accumulation of Republican delegates is no thing of beauty, and the public is reacting in kind. More...

Commentary

What’s good for the CEO may be bad for business

By KENNETH PERES  A saying attributed to Henry Ford rings all too true nowadays: “What’s good for the businessman is bad for business.”  More...

Our Readers Write

The Model T  Editor The Daily News Dear Sir:  While sitting in my recliner in my retirement apartment, cars go past my window with loud music coming from them. “Boom, boom, boom.”  More...

People/Pastimes

Sweet and simple:

Convenient cooking with sweet potatoes

Can you really cook delicious, wholesome dishes that are also easy to make? It’s not a trick question – the answer, according to cookbook author Holly Clegg, is most definitely “yes.”  More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S A TENAGER! Happy birthday to Vince Nagel who turns 13 years old today, Thursday, March 22, 2012. More...

Take steps toward a healthier lifestyle

For many, taking the first step toward healthy living can seem overwhelming. But eating more fruits and vegetables, taking walks, washing your hands, and improving the wellbeing of your community are all easy ways to become a bit healthier. More...

Doctor K

Sunblock, protective clothing prevent sun allergy symptoms

DEAR DOCTOR K: A friend recently revealed that she is allergic to sunshine. I was so surprised — what does this mean, exactly?  DEAR READER: I agree that it’s a strange-sounding concept, but sun allergy is a real phenomenon. More...

NASCAR

Good Move So Far

Truex Jr. off to fast start with Waltrip team in 2012

MARTIN TRUEX JR. SPRINT CUP SERIES No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS TOYOTA   More...

Vickers makes an impressive return to racing at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Once Brian Vickers extolled “the Red Bull lifestyle,” even though it seemed at the time as if most had only the barest knowledge of what he was talking about. More...

WHAT"S UP NEXT

SPRINT CUP NATIONWIDE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK Race: Auto Club 400 Race: Royal Purple 300 Race: Kroger 250 Where: Auto Club Speedway, Where: Auto Club Speedway, Where: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Fontana, Calif. More...

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