February 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Group aids theater in upgrade funding

Though nothing has been finalized as of yet, plan are under way for Huntingdon Landmarks Inc., an organization that is dedicated to preserving historic landmarks in Huntingdon, to develop a fundraising plan to help keep the Huntingdon Cinema’s More...

Service groups to come together for expo

After having no sort of expo for quite a number of years, the Human Services Council decided it was time to end that streak.  The council will hold an expo from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the J.C. More...

Local News

One injured in crash

One person was transported to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital after a single vehicle crash along Redstone Ridge Road in Walker Township shortly after 8 a.m. today. More...

Fire destroys abandoned dwelling

Firefighters from six area volunteer fire companies responded to a structure fire at 15081 Wrangletown Road, Shirley Township, at 12:51 a.m. today.  According to Mount Union Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Correction

The article published in The Daily News Feb. 7, stated the Mapleton Borough Habitat for Humanity build was the first home built from the ground up. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata College developing entrepreneurial program

75 Years Ago  Stocks advanced fractions to more than a point in quiet dealings under the lead of railroad issues. Opening trade was uncertain, traders limiting business pending market interruption of the agreement reached by U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 11   Legion Auxiliary p Alexandria Auxiliary Unit No. 520 of the Alexandria American Legion will meet at 8 p.m. in the post home, Alexandria.  More...

Local Sports

Rockets’ Shields wins 100th

High School Wrestling:

Southern Huntingdon got one final day’s worth of competition in before the District Six Class AA championships at the Falcon Invitational Tournament at Salisbury High School in Allentown Saturday. More...

Juniata women beaten 73-70 at USMMA

The Juniata women’s basketball team was stunned Saturday afternoon on the road by Merchant Marine Academy. The Mariners pulled out a 73-70 victory over Juniata who dropped to 16-7 overall, 7-5 in the Landmark Conference with the loss.  More...

Merchant Marine downs JC men

The Juniata men’s basketball team fell on the road to Merchant Marine 70-57 Saturday evening. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Sofia Elyzabeth Martinez who turns 10 years old today, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Sofia is the daughter of Maria-Elena Martinez of Huntingdon. She is the granddaughter of Michael and Rita Martinez of Huntingdon. More...

Simple home spring cleaning shortcuts

Spring brings a sense of fresh beginnings, and for many, that includes the annual ritual of spring cleaning. More...

How to wash dirty windows

Dirty windows are unsightly, and they can prevent beneficial sunlight from entering a home. Cleaning windows need not be done every week, but it shouldn’t be overlooked completely, either. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Pisces if born before 5:15 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013:  More...

Public servant returns

Streightiff hired as Huntingdon’s new code officer

Two years ago, Charles Streightiff retired as the police chief of Huntingdon Borough after over 35 years of serving as a police officer. More...

Officials stress importance of voting

It may be months away, but Huntingdon County voters are already gearing up for the Tuesday, May 21, municipal elections.  Every odd year municipal elections are held, while even years are given to county-wide offices.  More...

Hope Express runners to trek through county

The morning of Friday, Feb. 15, will be met with runners with The Hope Express making their way on the busy highways of routes 522, 22 and 26 on the final leg of their 135-mile journey from Hershey to State College.  More...

State  Free Access 

Paternos challenge Freeh report on scandal at PSU

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Joe Paterno’s family released its response to Penn State’s report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal Sunday, attacking Louis Freeh’s conclusion that the coach hid sex abuse allegations against his longtime assi More...

Bakery rolling out the dough for Fasnacht Day

NAZARETH (AP) — Fastnacht Day is coming, so employees at Schubert’s Bakery can forget about sleep.  Stephen Riccelli and about 10 of his employees at the Nazareth bakery will be hard at work making thousands of the fried dough in hon More...

For sale: five-ton safe; buyer must move

BERWICK (AP) — Police in central Pennsylvania are selling a 10,000-pound safe to the highest bidder — as long as the buyer can move it.  Berwick police Chief Kenneth Strish describes the stronghold as “humongous.” Still, More...

World  Free Access 

No one fix to slow hospital readmission epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans wind up back in the hospital only weeks after they left for reasons that could have been prevented — a revolving door that for years has seemed impossible to slow.  More...

Varied winners at 2013 Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys spread the love.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bentley’s 24 leads Lions to 20th win

Women’s Basketball:

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Alex Bentley was Penn State’s offensive star Sunday with 24 points. Still, the senior guard had no qualms about giving credit for the team’s 20th victory to the defense.  More...

Nebraska wins 67-53 in very ugly game

Men’s Basketball:

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Penn State combined to make just 30 percent of their shots Saturday and together they shot 73 free throws. More...

Heat beat Lakers 107-97

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 32 points on 12-for-18 shooting, Dwyane Wade scored 30 and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-97 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.  It was James’ fifth straight game with at least 30 More...

Senior Spotlight

Heart disease describes numerous conditions

Few people are unaware of heart disease and its potentially devastating effects. But many people may not known that the term “heart disease” is a blanket term used to describe several health problems related to the heart.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

This situation is unfair to everyone

Dear Annie: When I married “Joe” three years ago, I moved into his home with my preteen daughter. Joe has two older children and a teenage son. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A dog’s life is saved

Dear Heloise: Just wanted to say “Thank you!” I read your column daily in the Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News, and in a past column, you suggested ADOPTING SHELTER DOGS. More...

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