December 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Supervisors adopt Shirley budget

The Shirley Township Board of Supervisors unanimously passed its 2013 budget during their monthly meeting Thursday night with no tax increase as anticipated.  The $579,200 general fund budget shows an increase of $47,687 from 2012 and will now s More...

State  Free Access 

PA state Budding boilo baron peddles cocktail

RINGTOWN (AP) — A peculiar sort of alchemy takes place each Christmas season in Pennsylvania coal country, where skilled practitioners huddle over big pots of steaming liquid, coaxing a potent but soothing elixir from secret recipes handed down More...

Corbett: mental illness the issue in tragedy

HARRISBURG (AP) — Dealing with mental illness, not toughening gun control, is the key issue that must be considered in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings, Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday.  More...

Request to delay McQueary lawsuit denied

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday denied Penn State’s request to put on hold former assistant football coach Mike McQueary’s whistleblower and defamation lawsuit until related criminal cases are resolved.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Saltillo home damaged by fire

75 Years Ago  Primo Carnera, former world heavyweight boxing champion, has suffered a hemorrhage of the kidneys, according to physicians. However, it is expected that Carnera would recover in time to fulfill an engagement in Budapest.  More...

Local Sports

Junior High Results

Boys’ Basketball  Tussey Mountain 56 Fannett-Metal 26   Tussey Mountain’s junior high basketball team got back on the winning track Thursday evening with a 56-26 win over Fannett- Metal at Willow Hill.  More...

People/Pastimes

Shopping in a wireless wonderland

A guide to choosing the right smartphone to give

If you’ve noticed more smartphones and tablets on your holiday wish lists, you’re not alone. A recent survey by Kelton Research found that 69 percent of people would like to receive something wireless as a holiday gift.  More...

Press Club

Juniata Valley decks its doors

As classes wind down and anticipation for winter break swells, students and faculty at Juniata Valley have found a unique way to welcome the holiday season.  More...

Program message is lasting at CCA

A few lines from Calvary Christian Academy’s Christmas program last week still echo in the minds of CCA students.  “I can’t believe it’s finally Christmas!” exclaimed Leslie, played by sixth grader Rosita Smith.&nbs More...

Titan skiers ready to hit Blue Knob slopes

If Tussey Mountain students are interested in skiing down the hills of Blue Knob, then they should join the Tussey Mountain Ski Club. The club will be going to Blue Knob five times this year.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

My garden is not for cats

Dear Heloise: I need help with a very annoying problem. My front-entry garden has been used by a neighborhood CAT for his litter box. I have not been able to remove this odor. Do you have a solution for this problem? -- Barbara, via email  More...

Special Sections

Year-end travel begins Saturday

Many county residents who won’t be spending time at home with loved ones Christmas Day will be going out of their way to travel to their destination of choice to spend time with family out of town.  More...

JV area emergency coordinator maps response plan

Last month when the Porter Township Board of Supervisors approved Crist Fellman as the township’s new emergency management coordinator, Alexandria Borough Council followed suit. More...

Area temperatures typical of winter

As the first day of winter is here and dreams of a white Christmas are anticipated, no significant snow has fallen in most areas of the county thus far.  The possibility of a significant storm hitting the area could increase as temperatures are More...

Local News

Tell Township man awaits sentencing on 200 offenses

A Shade Gap area man has pleaded guilty to 200 criminal offenses representing an estimated five-to-seven-year period he repeatedly broke into a neighbor’s home.  More...

FNB collects canned goods

During the months of November and December, the Mount Union office of First National Bank of Pennsylvania collected canned goods for the Mount Union Food Bank. More...

Area brief

Centre County author to visit area for book signings   HUNTINGDON — Centre County author, artist, biker and “adventure eater” Ken Hull, the author of “Going LOCAL,” will visit Huntingdon for two book signings Saturd More...

World  Free Access 

Few memorials to forgotten victim: Gunman’s mother

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Disneyland expands Three Kings Day celebration

NEW YORK (AP) — Disneyland is marking Three Kings Day in a big way this season, another milestone in the mainstreaming of a holiday that is beloved in Latin America and other cultures around the world.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 21   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Dec. 22   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Plumlee leads Duke to 76-54 win over Elon

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and No. More...

Timberwolves end Thunder’s 12-game streak

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — J.J. Barea scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Timberwolves ended Oklahoma City’s 12-game winning streak with a 99-93 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night.  More...

BYU wins late, 23-6

Poinsettia Bowl:

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the longest time, it seemed as if the Poinsettia Bowl was going to be touchdown-free.  A ponderous field-position struggle resulted in only three field goals going into the fourth quarter.  Then linebacker Kyle Va More...

School News

Local student completes studies at Lock Haven

Jason Everhart of Huntingdon received his bachelor of science degree in criminal justice with a minor in sociology last weekend from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. More...

Celebrate anniversary milestones in The Daily News

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

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cleaning fireplace glass  Old newspapers and ashes from the fireplace work beautifully on the glass of fireplace doors or clear woodstove doors. It’s free. There are no fumes. Best of all, you are recycling!   More flavor  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Your friends seem a bit immature

Dear Annie: I’m 27 and have lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease. My condition is usually under control, and I live a normal life. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Taurus if born after 10:25 a.m. (PST). Before that time, the Moon is in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012:  More...

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