December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

TM board retains leadership

Two Saxton area men, Rodney Figard and Leroy Walls, were retained as president and vice president of the Tussey Mountain School Board of Education, respectively, for the new year during the board’s reorganizational meeting Wednesday evening in More...

United Way plans Holly Trail home tours

Since 1993, the Huntingdon County United Way has offered the opportunity for area residents to open their homes for the annual Holly Trail home tours to show off holiday décor. This year’s event will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.  More...

Local News

Orbisonia council adopts final budget

Orbisonia Borough Council agreed Wednesday evening to give final adoption to the borough’s 2013 operating budget totaling $278,391 in revenues and $165,865 in expenditures. More...

Commissioners discuss proposed Foreign Trade Zone

Huntingdon County Business and Industry executive director Amy Wise presented to the Huntingdon County Commissioners a proposed agreement for a general purpose Foreign Trade Zone during their weekly meeting Tuesday. More...

Christmas tours

Joel Brown steadies a ladder for his wife, Barbara, as she hangs a wreath on the door of their historic Woods Mansion, located at the corner of 10th and Washington streets, Huntingdon. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Shirley Twp. School Board elects leaders

75 Years Ago  Stocks eased today in continuation of the dull trading that characterized markets last week. Most of the declines were fractional.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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

Local Sports

Juniata women coast to 73-60 win at DeSales

Coming off its first loss of the season, the Juniata women’s basketball team rebounded on the road with a 73-60 win over DeSales University Wednesday.  More...

’Cats search for consistent scoring

High School Boys’ Basketball Preview:

Huntingdon boys’ basketball coach Nick Payne prepares for his third season at the Bearcat helm with a few questions. More...

Top scorers return for Hornets

High School Girls’ Basketball Preview:

With its top three point producers returning among four starters from last year’s team, things seem to be looking up for the 2012-13 edition of the Juniata Valley girls’ basketball team.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Eliminate the spending  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  This is a letter to our political brothers and sisters, starting at the top.  If you must cut spending, think about this.  1. More...

Op-Ed

Satire at its best

Barry Wright and I have been longtime friends. And one of things that always connected us was the love of comedic satire. His letter in a recent edition of The Daily News, “I might be wrong, but ...” was one of his best.  More...

Analysis

Obama could risk going over ‘cliff’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be just a bluff or a bargaining ploy, but the White House is signaling that President Barack Obama is willing to let the country go over the “fiscal cliff,” a hard-line negotiating strategy aimed at winning More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Anna Raelene Hockenberry who turns 7 years old today, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Her proud parents are Dayna and Randy Hockenberry of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ryan Patrick Sullivan who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. His proud parents are Tom and Mindy Sullivan of Huntingdon. More...

Huntingdon Soroptimists install officers

Soroptimist International of Huntingdon County met Nov. 19 at the Salvation Army community building, Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please don’t play into that drama

Dear Annie: My incredible husband of two years has a 4-year-old daughter with his ex-wife. I have actively helped raise “Christie” since she was barely a year.  More...

Doctor K

Draining trapped blood relieves pain of black toenail

DEAR DOCTOR K: I hurt my toe and now the nail has turned black. What can I do?  DEAR READER: Ouch — I’ve been there. A couple of years ago I was outdoors and turned around to walk in the opposite direction, and boom! More...

Special Sections

BTMC assistant honored by state

For the past seven years, Melissa “Missy” Wright of Saxton has worked at the Broad Top Area Medical Center as a medical office staff assistant. More...

MU budget has no tax hike

Mount Union Borough Council approved a $754,350 general fund budget Wednesday night, marking another year since 1992 without a tax increase.  More...

Lions share park plans with Oneida Township

At Wednesday night’s regular meeting of the Oneida Township board of supervisors, members of the Stone Creek Valley Lions Club gave a presentation for potential plans to improve the Stone Creek Valley Lions Park.  More...

State  Free Access 

Trial, hearing delayed for PSU admin

HARRISBURG (AP) — A hearing scheduled for next week and a trial set for next month were delayed Wednesday for former Penn State administrators accused of a criminal coverup in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.  A district judge More...

Sandusky appeals forfeiture of $59K pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky is appealing a decision to revoke his $59,000- a-year pension, arguing there isn’t a legal basis for the action by the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement Board.  More...

Schools, special education at risk in fiscal cliff

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett’s top budget adviser says federal aid for special education and Pennsylvania’s poorest school districts could take the biggest hit if mandatory spending cuts go into effect Jan. More...

World  Free Access 

Backyard vintners do it for fun, profit, lifestyle

Growing grapes can be a rewarding pursuit. They’re appealing to the eye, pleasing to the palate, a profitable sideline, and a reason for parties and neighborhood togetherness. More...

Salt can leave a bad taste in lawns and gardens

Salt in the soil can be deadly for lawns, trees and gardens, robbing plants of their ability to absorb water. More...

A couple light libations to set the holiday mood

Back during my days at Gourmet magazine, my many duties included teaching cooking classes. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kobe reaches milestone in Lakers’ 103-87 win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, making him the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a two-game skid with a 103-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.  More...

Gators romp 72-47 over ’Noles

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario both scored 14 points Wednesday night and No. 6 Florida romped to a 72-47 victory over Florida State.  It took the Gators just 5 minutes to take a 12-2 lead and the rout was on. More...

Penn State men lose at La Salle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was hard to tell whether or not La Salle had won or lost by the contrite, sullen expression Explorers coach John Giannini wore. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

TCCA elects officers

Members of the Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club elected 2012-2013 club officers at the regular monthly meeting held November 12. More...

Fair board officers retained for 2013

Directors of the Huntingdon County Agricultural Association began their new business year by re-electing five officers Nov. 15. The board will not meet again as a full body until Feb. 21, 2013, when plans will begin for the Aug. 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...

School News

Huntingdon woman participates in Gettysburg College production

Gettysburg College students enjoy a wide range of performance opportunities in the theatre arts department, highlighted by several main stage and studio productions and one-act plays written and staged by students.  More...

Area student performs in voice recital

Juliet Stull, a freshman psychology major, recently performed during a studio voice recital at the University of Findlay. More...

Share student news in The Daily News

If you would like to have news about your student in The Daily News, submit it to the People and Pastimes editor.  The Daily News reserves the right to edit material submitted. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Libra if born after 10:35 a.m. (PST). Before that time, the Moon is in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 7, 2012:  More...

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