May 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Folk College ends on good note

An eclectic mix of tunes echoed throughout the campus of Juniata College over Memorial Day weekend as musicians converged for the 13th annual Folk College.  The unique event allowed music lovers of all skill levels an opportunity to explore musi More...

Local News

More scenes from Memorial Day weekend

The Huntingdon Area High School Marching Band traveled down Washington Street as they took part in the annual Memorial Day Parade Monday. More...

Police Log

Mischief   SALTILLO BORO. — Byron Kling, Shade Gap, reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone used a piece of wood to break the windshield of his vehicle and damage the roof, hood and headlight. More...

World  Free Access 

Charity: Widow of pilot of United Flight 93 dies

DENVER (AP) — The wife of the pilot of the United Airlines flight that crashed into a Pennsylvania field after being taken over by terrorists on 9/11 has died of what her charity said was natural causes.  More...

Woman shot by homeowner faces trespassing charge

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A 21-year-old woman who was shot in the hip by a Colorado homeowner after police said she drunkenly wandered into a house now faces a felony trespassing charge, prosecutors said.  More...

Two survive small plane crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The pilot and passenger of a banner-towing plane have survived a crash into San Diego Bay.  The FAA says the pilot of the single-engine Cessna reported engine problems and went in the water south of the Coronado Bridge aro More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bucs’ McDonald tames Reds

National League Round-up:

PITTSBURGH (AP) — There were times earlier in his career when James McDonald would run into trouble and innings would slow to a crawl. Even worse, runners would disappear, and not in a good way.  Too much thinking. More...

Sale fans 15 Rays in 2-1 Chisox win

American League Round-up:

White Sox 2, Rays 1  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. More...

Heat take 93-79 opener over Celtics

MIAMI (AP) — The way LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are rolling right now, one bad quarter is hardly too much for the Miami Heat to overcome.  And with that, the Heat are three wins away from another trip to the NBA finals.  More...

People/Pastimes

Kiwanis and Key Club clean up

What kind of teenagers would spend the most beautiful Saturday of the year picking up other folk’s trash? The Huntingdon High School Key Club is that kind. More...

Engaged to Wed

Justin Michael Burks and Rachael Denise Lightner, both of Huntingdon, are proud to announce their engagement.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Kirsten Nicole Palmateer, who celebrates her birthday today, Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Her proud parents are Tanner and Tressa Palmateer of Carlisle. More...

Doctor K

Rest, then gentle exercise relieve pain of sciatica

DEAR DOCTOR K: My sciatica is so bad I can barely walk. Please help.  More...

Weekend storms wreaked havoc

A series of weekend storms caused widespread power outages and damages, putting a damp end to many Memorial Day celebrations Saturday and Sunday.  More...

SCI Huntingdon employee receives state Medal of Valor

Rescuing a person from a burning building tops the list of feats attributed to super heroes, but for Patricia Everhart of Huntingdon, it was an instinctive reaction, and one which has earned her the Corrections Department Medal of Valor.  &ldquo More...

State  Free Access 

Tool-wielding robots crawl in bodies for surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Imagine a tiny snake robot crawling through your body, helping a surgeon identify diseases and perform operations.  More...

Chester casino seeks gains in crowded Pa. market

CHESTER (AP) — When Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack opened its doors in this struggling city in January 2007, it was the state’s third casino, a novelty that pulled in Philadelphia area gamblers thrilled not to have to drive More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

MUASD adopts operating budget, doesn’t raise taxes

75 Years Ago  Appropriate Memorial Day services for Orbisonia and Rockhill are being planned by the Orbisonia-Rockhill Post 518, American Legion. More...

Belleville Livestock

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...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, May 29   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...

Local Sports

Bearcats face Bellefonte Wednesday

District Six Class AAA Softball Championship:

One of the strengths the Huntingdon softball team had returning this season was its power at the plate, including the area’s top two hitters from a year ago.  More...

Wicks closes gap on returning champ

Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic:

After Sunday’s Stage 1 time trial that put returning champion Jeremiah Bishop (Cannondale Factory Racing) just over one minute ahead of Barry Wicks (Kona Bikes) in overall GC, all eyes were on the two World Cup veterans to see who would emerge More...

Tussey’s Goizueta places 12th in 3200

PIAA Class AA Track & Field:

The area’s only competitor to see action during Saturday’s second day of the annual PIAA Class AA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University shaved almost seven seconds off his District Five winning time.  More...

Editorial

What others are saying

Fairness needed: Assessment must be made on regular basis

Let’s face it. No one likes to pay taxes. But as Ben Franklin once said, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.”  So, the only real alternative is to try and make paying taxes as fair as possible. More...

Daniel Boone takes a chance on behalf of taxpayers

Last week Gov. More...

Our Readers Write

Energy prices will continue to rise

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Senior Spotlight

Understanding angina

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, annually claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of males. More...

Chatter Box

Hello to summer

What a weekend! Storms, heat, sunshine and a holiday all rolled into one made for an interesting unofficial start to summer.  More...

Healthy Living

Explaining sports hernias

In recent years, sports fans who follow their teams closely may have noticed the rash of sports hernias occurring, which  seem to be more common now than ever before. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We feel sorry for her!

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law, “Kate,” has a son who is a year older than mine. For my husband’s sake, every time Kate comes to town, I tell her she’s welcome to stay with us.  More...

Hints from Heloise

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Libra if born after 2:46 a.m. (PST). Before that time, the Moon is in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 30, 2012:  More...

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