January 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Deadline nearing for tax exclusion

The March 1 deadline for those eligible for the homestead tax exclusion is approaching.  The exclusion takes a certain amount of money off of a homeowner’s school property taxes if they meet the criteria.  More...

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World  Free Access 

King ‘content of character’ quote inspires debate

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  More...

Nation to honor MLK Jr. during inauguration

ATLANTA (AP) — The nation will honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Beyond Obama’s oath, what to see and taste in D.C.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether visitors want to try one of the first family’s favorite restaurants, discover a sense of history or escape from the crowd to find a museum off the beaten path, Washington is the nation’s cultural capital th More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

The Daily News installs 800 number

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania WPA rolls will be increased by another 25,000 workers to a total of 195,000, the employment level prior to the start of curtailment last May, state administration J. Banks Hudson announced.  More...

Two preliminary hearings held in central court

A pair of preliminary hearings were held Tuesday during a morning-only session of Huntingdon County Central Court. After both hearings, Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo decided to hold both cases for a higher court.  More...

Belleville Livestock

BELEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ravens upset Patriots, keep Lewis’ career going

AFC Championship:

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Look for lots of Harbaughs in New Orleans next week. More...

Niners rally for 28-24 title win over Falcons

NFC Championship:

ATLANTA (AP) — The loss stuck with them for a year, pushing the San Francisco 49ers in everything they did.  They didn’t want to feel that way again.  Not to worry.  The 49ers are headed to the Super Bowl.  More...

Oddsmaker tab 49ers as the early favorite

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sports books in Las Vegas made the San Francisco 49ers a favorite in the Super Bowl over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night based on the team’s solid record and popularity with sports fans.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Stay healthy when the sick season of sneezes and sniffles arrives

The cold weather brings with it a season of smiles, the first snowfalls and, unfortunately, cold and flu outbreaks. While everyone else is suffering, there are ways you can make it through the season unscathed. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Parents often wait to discuss these things

Dear Annie: I have an 11-yearold daughter, and I feel she may know more about the “birds and bees” than she should because of what she sees on TV and hears on the radio. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Nonalcoholic options needed

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about party hosts offering only alcoholic beverages:  More...

Special Sections

Man with gun robs MU store

The Mount Union Borough Police Department continues to investigate an alleged armed robbery which took place at the Puff-N-Snuff store located on West Shirley Street at 5:13 p.m. Sunday.  According to Cpl. More...

Frigid temps in forecast for county

Hopefully county residents took advantage of the warmer weather this weekend, because frigid temperatures are set to invade the area the next couple of days, with daytime highs only reaching the teens.  More...

PennDOT reminds motorists to follow all school bus traffic laws

Students of area school districts will be pleased to know they have reached the midway point of the 2012-13 school year. With less than 90 days left, there is still be a lot of school bus traffic with which motorists have to deal. More...

State  Free Access 

Tactics in labor disputes eyed after vandalism

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It took four days to repair most of the $500,000 in damage done by vandals at the Quaker meetinghouse being built in Chestnut Hill.  Still on site is the dead hulk of a crane, its cab burned in what authorities said was More...

Fracking for natural gas being powered by it, too

HARRISBURG (AP) — Advances in hydraulic fracturing technology have powered the American natural gas boom. And now hydraulic fracturing could be increasingly powered by the very fuel it has been so successful in coaxing up from the depths.  More...

Cabela’s pulls out of Pa. show over gun flap

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hunting and fishing retailer Cabela’s Inc. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Jan. 21   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

Local Sports

Eagle teams battle past Mariners

Men pull away for 74-62 win

Juniata’s men’s basketball team hung with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy early Saturday afternoon in the Kennedy Sports+Recreation Saturday, then put together a run at the end of the first half to get a lead. More...

Hollenshead’s 33 sinks Hornets

Girls’ Basketball:

Juniata Valley got to see first hand a real good basketball team when undefeated Southern Fulton came to Alexandria Saturday. Macey Hollenshead dominated with 33 points and the Indians rolled to a 72-37 victory.  More...

Titans overcome Westmont 44-35

Girls’ Basketball:

Sophomore Breanna Kendrick had a strong all-around effort in a non-league outing Saturday afternoon to help Tussey Mountain overcome a slow start and knock off Westmont 44-35 on the Hilltoppers’ home floor. More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 28

Local business owner Steve Wilson of WCS Signs and Awards, recently helped scouts from Boy Scout Troop 28 design an 80th anniversary T-shirt. More...

United in Marriage

Lane-Hardy

Jason P. Lane and Juanita D. Hardy were united in marriage Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Mill Creek. More...

Laugh it up with some girl time

Laughter and friendship go hand-in-hand, and according to a recent survey, women across America are looking to inject more laughter into their lives this year. One sure bet, spending more quality time with their girlfriends.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013: More...

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