January 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Orby council talks snow removal

While many county residents dreamt of a white Christmas and got it, Orbisonia Borough Council wished Wednesday evening the nightmare would go away as it dealt with several winter maintenance woes during its first meeting of the new year.  More...

Local News

Helping Habitat for Humanity

Huntingdon County Habitat for Humanity president James “Biff” Houldin, left, recently accepted a check in the amount of $1,000 from Jackie Confer, vice president and community office manager Clearfield Bank and Trust Plaza Office, located More...

Area brief

Free flu vaccine clinics open to community   More...

Police Log

PFA violation   More...

World  Free Access 

Fiscal cliff deal no recipe for a robust economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing is rebounding. Families are shrinking debts. Europe has avoided a financial crackup. And the fiscal cliff deal has removed the most urgent threat to the U.S. More...

Sandy Hook kids face first classes since shooting

MONROE, Conn. (AP) — Classes resumed Thursday for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School for the first time since last month’s massacre in Newtown, where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators.  More...

Weekly US jobless aid applications rise to 372K

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the winter holidays likely distorted the data for the second straight week.  The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose by 10,000 to a se More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lions crown three, win 3rd straight

Southern Scuffle Wrestling Tournament:

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 1 in the latest Intermat TPI, used a complete team effort to claim its third straight Southern Scuffle crown. More...

Heat takes Mavs 119-109 in OT

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 32 points and finished one assist shy of a triple-double, Dwyane Wade scored 27 and the Miami Heat rallied both early and late before beating the Dallas Mavericks 119-109 in overtime on Wednesday night. More...

Union sticking together, working for NHL deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Hockey players are sticking together as a union for now and are working long and late hours with the NHL to try to reach a new collective bargaining agreement to get the game back on the ice.  More...

People/Pastimes

Scouts prepare for Klondike Derby

Boy Scouts from Troop 25, Huntingdon, and Webelos Scouts from Pack 226, McConnellstown, and Pack 24, Alexandria, recently spent the day outdoors at Martin Gap preparing for the 42nd annual Klondike Derby.  The scouts practiced pulling and portag More...

Juniata Valley Senior Center plans events for 2013

The Juniata Valley Senior Citizens’ board of directors and membership meeting was held Dec. More...

Service Personnel News

Grandson of area residents deployed

First Lieutenant Jarred Keena was deployed to Kuwait in early December. He services in the 1-104th Cavalry of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard of Philadelphia as the squadron fire support officer.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 4, 2013:  More...

State’s LIHEAP grants available

The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps low-income families pay their heating bills by offering cash grants, is once again offering its regular crisis program, which began Jan. More...

Juniata student’s business to benefit Third World countries

Andy Blunk of State College, a junior at Juniata College, Huntingdon, traveled across the Atlantic Ocean last spring to spend a semester studying abroad in the Republic of the Gambia. More...

Icy sidewalks worry MU leaders

After learning of several spills on the icy walkways through town, Mount Union Borough Council is reminding residents to shovel their sidewalks or face fines.  Following the region’s recent snowfall, councilman Jerry Dunkle reported during More...

State  Free Access 

Governor sues NCAA for Penn State sanctions

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The NCAA imposed landmark sanctions against Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal in a cynical ploy to weaken the university and enhance its own dismal reputation, Pennsylvania’s governor claims in a More...

Turnpike tolls to increase Sunday

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls are scheduled to increase this weekend.  The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said Wednesday most cash-paying customers will see a 10 percent increase, while E-ZPass users will pay 2 percent mo More...

Depression-era program to mark 80th anniversary in state parks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Depression-era federal program that is credited with helping to develop many of Pennsylvania’s 120 state parks is marking its 80th anniversary.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Game commission purchases Smithfield Twp. land for headquarters

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 3   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Eagles roll to 78-43 win over Wilkes

Women’s Basketball:

An early 10-point swing helped propel the Juniata women’s basketball team to its third straight win Wednesday night as the Eagles cruised to a 78-43 decision over Wilkes University at the Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center. More...

Good night at Holiday Bowl

The first night of league bowling in 2013 was impressive at Holiday Bowl in Mill Creek. Ed Ford rolled the second 300 game of his career while bowling for Doc Fisher’s Men in the Outlaw League. More...

Editorial

Countries need to take rapid measures

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: A recent report by an organization that monitors atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane gases states carbon dioxide has risen to 390.9 points per million or 140 percent of the pre-industrial levels.  More...

Wake up

Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  The people in this country need to open their eyes. Our government is taking this country to a place that is not free and away from the things that this land was founded on. More...

Next time, fire a neuron

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: Gosh, what a lively editorial page Dec. 18, with letters from six different individuals, including myself. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Tips for protecting trees, shrubs from storms

Even the sturdiest-looking trees can be brought down by high winds, heavy snow and ice, but there are ways you can limit the damage. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It is never too soon to prepare a will

Dear Annie: I am a 22-yearold adoptee. My grandparents raised me from 6 months old and officially adopted me when I was 10. They have three sons — my biological father and his two brothers. This is where the problem lies.  More...

Doctor K

Premature ovarian failure may explain lack of menstruation

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have not had my period for three months. I’m not pregnant and I’m only 40, so I’m too young for menopause. What’s going on?  More...

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