December 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Campaign in need

Salvation Army Advisory Board and Auxiliary member Janet Baker, left, volunteered her time to ring bells for the Red Kettle Campaign at Walmart this morning, while Carol Patterson of Alexandria made More...

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Local News

Smithfield Twp. informed sewer system can handle Sheetz project

After a review from alternate engineering firm Levine Engineering Services, the Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors accepted the recommendation that the pump station along Route 26 can handle the additional 2,000 gallons per day from the propose More...

Police Log

Harassment   DUDLEY BORO. — State police at Huntingdon report Brandon Baker, 23, Broad Top, was cited for harassment after an incident Dec. 12-13. Charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Mary Jamison.  Left scene   More...

Correction

In Thursday’s edition of The Daily News, Cindy Davis was listed as heading the Salvation Army’s “Treasures for Children” campaign at J.C. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

J.C. Blair Auxiliary welcomes new members

75 Years Ago  Four new members were welcomed into the Ladies Auxiliary to the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital at the regular monthly meeting. They are, Mrs. Blair Isenberg, Mrs. C. Malcolm Nelson, Mrs. George E. Simpson and Mrs. Fork Clark.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 14   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Dec. 15   More...

Local Sports

Trojans handle Titans 55-21

High School Wrestling:

An early season local rivalry took place Thursday when Mount Union traveled to Saxton. The Trojans continued their good start to the season by taking care of business in a 55-21 win over the Titans.  More...

Hornets, Titans post wins

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Juniata Valley 66, Moshannon Valley 39  Juniata Valley put three players in double figures Thursday evening and continued the program’s best start to a season in nine years with a 66-39 Inter-County Conference North Division victory at Mos More...

Valley ends skid 40-37

Juniata Valley traveled to Everett yesterday evening as both teams were looking to get in the win column. Both squads were looking to rebound from opening losses to tough opponents. More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Mellott-Wenzel

Megan Ann Wenzel of Shirleysburg and Mark David Mellott II of Willow Hill were united in marriage Sept. 22, 2012, at the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Mount Union. The Rev. Father Leo Arnone presided over the 1 p.m. ceremony. More...

Bricktown hosts Christmas program

In lieu of having a regular speaker for December, the members of Bricktown held a celebration program of their own, highlighting the Christmas holidays. More...

Local man completes basic training

Air Force Airman Tate G. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cat litter  Clumping cat litter is expensive compared to clay litter, but it sure is nice. I mix some of the cheaper clay litter into the clumping brand. It works as well and saves money.  Controlled dispensers  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Protecting the home front

Dear Heloise: Sometimes servicerepair workers show up without covers to protect the carpets/floors when they have to walk through. That makes me pretty nervous! I have found that the cheapest white TABLECLOTHS from the discount store work great. More...

Special Sections

Flu cases rising in state, locally

The state Department of Health reported a recent spike in the number of influenza cases in the state, and there have been six confirmed cases found in Huntingdon County, according to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. More...

Hopewell Council completes community park project

“It was a long process!” That’s how Hopewell Borough council member Saundra Thomas described the recently completed community park basketball court project that traces its planning back to 2007.  More...

Fire department to host annual Operation Santa

While there are just 11 days until Christmas, children of all ages will get the opportunity to visit with and have a chance to tell Santa Claus what they want for Christmas when Santa pays a visit to Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue’s 13th More...

State  Free Access 

Educator helps build school in Dominican Republic

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Erich May was a newspaper reporter in rural Clearfield County, a cabinet maker in the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and a high school English teacher in affluent Centre County before trying his hand at urban education in Allentown More...

Amid cuts, Philadelphia to close 37 public schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city school district plans to close 37 public schools to address budget cuts, declining enrollment and enduring achievement gaps.  More...

Lottery deal could yield payout to firms

HARRISBURG (AP) — Consultants to Gov. Tom Corbett’s move to privatize the management of the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery could make tens of millions of dollars if the deal goes through.  More...

World  Free Access 

Pentagon to send missiles, 400 troops to Turkey

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack, the Pentagon said Friday.  More...

Embattled Rice bows out; Kerry new frontrunner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. More...

New-found tale could be Hans Christian Andersen’s

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — For years, the somber fairy tale about a lonely candle who wanted to be lit dwelt in oblivion at the bottom of a box in Denmark’s National Archives. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Oregon upsets Penn State in semifinal

NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. More...

Bengals beat woeful Eagles 34-13

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One Pennsylvania team down, one to go for the Cincinnati Bengals.  Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, an opportunistic defense forced five turnovers and Cincinnati beat the Philadelphia Eagle More...

Knicks dump Lakers 116-107

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the first quarter, and the New York Knicks held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-107 on Thursday night in coach Mike D’Antoni& More...

Press Club

New HAHS teachers challenge students to ‘grow’

How many students vow that they will not return to their high school after graduation? Not just to visit old teachers and see how the school has changed, but because there is a job opening there or nearby? More...

Christmas season in full swing at WHS

The halls of Williamsburg High School are filled with the smells of baking and the sights of people decking the halls as many different activities related to the Christmas holiday season kick off during these two weeks.  More...

JV welcomes band director, teacher

Juniata Valley is very pleased to welcome Christopher Lyons to the teaching staff this year. Lyons teaches various music and band courses. More...

Annie's Mailbox

If you want someone more ambitious, look elsewhere ANNIE

Dear Annie: I’m a 54-year-old single woman and a part-time college professor. I have three grown, successful children. At the time I met my boyfriend, “Joe,” I was living in a nice boardinghouse in an affluent area.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 1:53 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012:  More...

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