June 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Reading program gives kids summer alternative

How to combat boredom during the idle summer months when school is out is an age-old question, and it’s one which the staff at Standing Stone Elementary School has taken a step toward solving.  More...

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Huntingdon Rotary Club bikes to ‘pedal out polio’

Thirteen bicyclists and 35 “virtual” riders from the Huntingdon Rotary Club participated as part of a district-wide, fiveday bike ride fundraiser called “Rotary Pedals Out Polio” Thursday in an effort to eradicate polio worldw More...

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Today is National Take Your Dog to Work Day, but for Peg McMahon, owner of Neatly Trimmed at 617 Washington St., Huntingdon, it’s every day. More...

Police Log

Fraud   KISTLER BORO. — Leonard Hess Jr., Mount Union, reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone obtained his Community State Bank account information June 20 and made two purchases in the amount of $260.92. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

James Creek span to reopen, restore use of parks

75 Years ago  More...

Local Sports

Juniata cage camp coming up

Juniata College men’s basketball will hold its annual basketball day camp for boys and girls, grades K-9, Monday, July 30, through Friday, Aug. More...

Former JC hoops coach Trimmer dies

Former Juniata College men’s basketball coach Russ Trimmer died Sunday, June 17, at Holy Spirit Hospital in East Pennsboro Township. Trimmer, who coached Juniata men’s basketball from 1966-70, was 78 years old.  More...

Eagle women’s soccer team headed to Europe

Juniata College women’s soccer will embark on a 10-day tour of Italy, Austria and Germany, starting Monday, playing three exhibition games against club teams while getting a chance to soak up the culture in some of the most-visited sites in sou More...

People/Pastimes

MU Area Schools Alumni Association recognizes members at annual banquet

The Mount Union Area Schools Alumni Association (MUASAA) held its 24th annual banquet meeting at the Mount Union Area High School May 26. The dinner was preceded by a social hour and a torrential rain storm.  More...

Celebrate anniversaries in The Daily News

Commemorate a milestone wedding anniversary in print by submitting stories and photos to The Daily News.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

He is what he is, take it or leave it

Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our 60s and have been married for 28 years. We recently retired. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Some ideas about spotted towels

®Dear Readers: In a recent column, a reader named Sylvia wrote about a problem she was having with her BATH TOWELS looking as if someone had spilled bleach on them. Well, you had a lot to say on the issue. Here are just a few comments:  More...

Disaster forced urban renewal

When looking at what is now Portstown Park, it’s hard to believe flood waters resulting from Tropical Storm Agnes devastated the once residential area.  More...

Senate boundaries to split county

Since taking office, state Senator John Eichelberger has served Huntingdon County and the 30th District, now with the final approval of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, the northern half of the county will be represented by state Senator J More...

One week left to enter Beautiful Baby contest

There’s just one week left to enter those adorable little ones in The Daily News’ 2012 Most Beautiful Baby.  More...

State  Free Access 

Education tax credit to expand in new budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — A nearly $27.7 billion state budget taking shape in the Pennsylvania Capitol includes a substantial expansion of a tax credit available to businesses whose contributions can be used for scholarships to private schools, top sta More...

Son accuses Sandusky of abuse as jury deliberates

BELLEFONTE (AP) — As jurors deliberated for more than eight hours on charges Jerry Sandusky sexually abused 10 boys over a 15-year period, new accusations of abuse were leveled against the former Penn State assistant coach by a pair of new accu More...

Philly funeral home finds rope in woman’s throat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a suspect is in custody after funeral home workers found 10 inches of rope and a candy wrapper stuffed down the throat of a woman who initially was believed to have died of natural causes.  More...

World  Free Access 

Inmates to test new locks at Atlanta jail

ATLANTA (AP) — Jailers in Atlanta have a challenge for inmates: Get past the new locks being tested on cell doors and win free food.  Officials have been trying to figure out what to do about hundreds of locks which can be jammed at the Fu More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, June 22   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, June 23   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mission Accomplished

LeBron leads Heat to NBA title

MIAMI (AP) — Music blared and confetti fell, the only celebration LeBron James really wanted in Miami.  Not that one two summers ago, the welcoming rally where he boasted of multiple titles, perhaps without realizing how hard it would be t More...

LeBron’s seat gets better

Litke Column:

Some of the NBA’s greatest players ever didn’t need to see a championship ring to count LeBron James in their ranks.  More...

Arkansas forces So. Carolina into rematch

College World Series:

OMAHA, Neb. More...

School News

Hutchison named All-American Scholar

The United States Achievement Academy (USAA) recently announced Amanda Hutchison of Petersburg has been named an All-American Scholar.  More...

Winter awarded scholarship

Elaina A. Winter of Orbisonia will attend Mount Aloysius College this fall, where she will pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing.  More...

McGeehin brothers earn degrees

Colin P. McGeehin and Joseph D. McGeehin recently received degrees. Both are the sons of Dr. Frank and Kim (Norris) McGeehin of Newtown Square. They are the grandsons of the late David and Helen Norris, who resided in Huntingdon.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Leo all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, June 23, 2012:  More...

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