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Students unite in lockdown

Thursday’s lockdown drill at Huntingdon Area Middle School surpassed everyone’s expectations, according to key organizers of the training event.  More...

County prothonotary to seek her fifth term

Huntingdon County prothonotary and clerk of courts Kay Coons announced this week she will seek a fifth term in office.  Coons told The Daily News she will again seek the Republican nomination during the Tuesday, May 21, municipal primary. More...

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Smithfield Volunteer Fire Co. honors members during annual banquet

The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Co. held its annual awards banquet Jan. 12 at the fire hall. The top honor, the 2012 Firefighter of the Year, was awarded to Brian Cook by Janet Shaffer, last year’s recipient.  More...

HCBA members assist in review

The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center had four of its programs, heating and plumbing, HVAC and refrigeration, carpentry and electrical occupations, reviewed for endorsement by the Pennsy More...

Area briefs

Ice sculpture festive planned for Saturday   HUNTINGDON — The first Huntingdon Ice Sculpture Festival will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Fourth Street parking lot across from Lil Debs and near the Art Space. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Co. Library holds drive for money, books

75 Years Ago  Mr. and Mrs. S. Turner Jones, members of the music faculty of Juniata College, will present a free concert in the college auditorium. Both Mr. and Mrs. Jones are well known to music lovers of Huntingdon.  More...

Marklesburg Fire Co. places new apparatus into service

When firefighters of the Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Co. decided they were going to purchase a new piece of apparatus, many months of meetings and planning went into just what the company would purchase to suit its needs. More...

Juniata College politics professor to give talk on experiential education

Dennis Plane, associate professor of politics, has spent the past year traveling to two political conventions and an inaugural. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Snedeker shares lead; four tied in Qatar

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brandt Snedeker ended another round at Torrey Pines atop the leaderboard. Only this time he had company, and still a long way to go.  More...

Flyers top Rangers 2-1 for first win of season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek scored to help the Philadelphia Flyers win their first game of the season, 2-1 over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.  The Flyers not only avoided their first 0-4 start in team his More...

Penn State women survives Gophers

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Maggie Lucas found a running mate at just the right time.  When center Nikki Greene started making shots in the lane in the second half, No. More...

Press Club

HCCTC auto tech shop receives new equipment

The 2012-2013 school year is a very important year to the senior class along with the rest of the students of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC). More...

TM athlete joins 1,000-point club

On Jan. 4th, Eric Husick reached the major achievement of most basketball players who enjoy playing the game — scoring 1,000 points. This only happens to a select number of athletes who participate in this sport throughout school history.  More...

Trojans are dared to read

Reading is a key to a student’s education. This fact has been emphasized since kindergarten, but has it stuck? How many students truly read? More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Product for curly hair  Baby oil or mineral oil tends to have the same effect on curly hair as the more expensive biooil sold in salons and is a fraction of the cost.   For important stuff  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t be so easily derailed by friends

Dear Annie: I am in the process of converting to Judaism. Among other things, this involves eating only kosher food. Initially, it was difficult, but I know that doing this brings me closer to understanding more of my new religion.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013:  More...

Suspect arrested in MU robbery

Just four days after being called to investigate a reported armed robbery at the Puff-NSnuff store at 21 W. More...

Residents travel to ‘March’

A week which began with crowds filling the streets of Washington, D.C., marking the beginning of President Barack Obama’s second term in office will conclude with a second wave of citizens congregating in the capital in an effort to turn the ti More...

911 board approves hiring new consultant

A longtime working relationship between the Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board and consultant L.R. Kimball of State College may be coming to an end after the board approved to hire another State College firm during a special meeting Thursday.  More...

State  Free Access 

Philly mayor anounces reward for abduction case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are still seeking suspects in the kidnapping of a 5-year-old girl from her Philadelphia elementary school last week, sparking a search that ended almost a day later when the girl was found at a suburban playground.&nb More...

State outdoors show, focus of boycott, is postponed

HARRISBURG (AP) — A large Pennsylvania outdoors show was postponed indefinitely Thursday after its organizers’ ban on assault weapons triggered a backlash and a growing vendor boycott.  More...

Corbett ties school funding to changes in pension

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Gov. More...

World  Free Access 

Maze of US gun laws hurts control efforts

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is a legal avenue to try to get any gun you want somewhere in the U.S., thanks to the maze of gun statutes across the country and the lack of certain federal laws.  More...

Timberlake to perform at pre-Super Bowl party

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Justin Timberlake will appear in his first concert in more than four years the night before the Super Bowl.  Timberlake has signed on to perform during “DIRECTV Super Saturday Night,” held Feb. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 25   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Jan. 26   More...

Local Sports

Titan defense clamps down on Tigers 68-46

Girls’ Basketball:

Tussey Mountain and Fannett Metal went back and forth in a high-scoring first half Thursday night. The Titans’ defense clamped down on the Tigers in the second half to allow them to take home a 68-46 win.  More...

Bearcats dominate Devils

High School Wrestling:

In its final match before the District 6-AA Dual Tournament, Huntingdon’s wrestlers came through with a solid performance Thursday night, winning 11 weight classes on the way to a 58-13 victory at Central Cambria.  More...

Huntingdon, Southern basketball games postponed

The potential snow storm for tonight has caused the Huntingdon and Southern Huntingdon varsity, junior varsity and junior high basketball games scheduled for tonight to be postponed.  The Bearcat boys’ home games and the girls’ away More...

People/Pastimes

Keep fit and have fun as you age

Regular physical activity at any age can help you live longer, feel better and reduce health problems. But far too many people, including baby boomers, don’t get the exercise they need. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Joshua Christian Peachey who turns 5 years old today, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. His proud parents are Jeptha and Rachel Peachey of Charles Town, W.Va. More...

Births

Micah and Bethany Spicher Schonberg of Huntingdon are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Benjamin David Schonberg, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Lewistown Hospital. More...

School News

Phi Theta Kappa announces fall induction class

The Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce their fall 2012 induction class. More...

Local woman named to dean’s list at Delaware Valley College

Dr. More...

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Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Is stain set for life?

Dear Heloise: I have shirts belonging to my 5-year-old with OILY STAINS on the front. How can I remove the stains once they have been through the dryer? — A Reader in Santa Fe, N.M.  More...

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