February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sharing human services

Huntingdon County United Way executive director Kathy Armillei, left, shares information about the prescription drug program with Petersburg residents Becky Bush, center, and Eilene Stewart during th More...

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Local News

Mapleton Council adopts new inspection agency

Mapleton Borough Council Tuesday evening agreed to appoint Bureau Veritas North America, Inc. as the borough’s third-party inspection agency. More...

Huntingdon Borough to offer reward for vandalism arrest

Huntingdon Borough Council will take the necessary steps to have an ordinance or resolution drawn up and adopted at its next monthly meeting to offer a $100 for the arrest and conviction of the vandal(s) who have damaged the skate park ramps at Ports More...

Police Log

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World  Free Access 

Analysis

Choices loom for Obama on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is talking about climate change like it was 2009.  More...

Nature follows a number pattern called Fibonacci

What do pine cones and paintings have in common? More...

Vt. hopes syrup grade changes will sweeten sales

MONTPELIER, Vt. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penn State thumps Illinois

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State coach Coquese Washington leaned back on the scorer’s table and took a sip from a bottle of water, looking satisfied as the clock ticked down to zero and her team up by 21 points on Illinois.  It was on More...

Syracuse rips Providence

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — James Southerland scored 20 points, Michael Carter-Williams had 15 points and 12 assists, and No. More...

Sabres fire Ruff

BUFFALO, New York (AP) — Lindy Ruff is out as coach in Buffalo, meaning the slow-starting, inconsistent and sometimes lethargic Sabres have now become Ron Rolston’s mess to clean up.  Rolston was promoted from the Sabres’ minor More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Lauren Paige Palmateer who turns 10 years old today, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. She is the daughter of Tanner and Tressa Palmateer. More...

Huntingdon couple marks 60th wedding anniversary

Percy and Mae Dysard of Huntingdon celebrate 60 years of marriage today, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.  They are the parents of four children, Dan and his wife, Kris, Percy and his wife, Marcie, Bonnie and Sam, all of Huntingdon. More...

Peacheys celebrate 65 years of marriage

Glenn and Bertha Peachey of 2371 Back Mountain Road, Belleville, celebrate 65 years of marriage today, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. The couple was united in marriage in 1948 at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church.  More...

School News

Local student participates in production

Gettysburg College students enjoy a wide range of performance opportunities in the theatre arts department, highlighted by several main stage and studio productions and one-act plays written and staged by students.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

This will cause hard feelings and resentment

Dear Annie: I am a senior in high school. I have been dating “Brianna” for 10 months. She graduated last year and attended a community college, but really had no ambition or motivation to be there. More...

Doctor K

Mild endometriosis unlikely to affect fertility

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have endometriosis. Could this affect my fertility?  DEAR READER: Endometriosis can affect fertility — but not in every case. Let me explain.  Endometrial tissue is the inner lining of the uterus. More...

NASCAR

SPEED DATING

Before they arrived at Speedweeks, Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. announced they were dating. It’s kind of a big deal because Danica drives a Chevrolet and Stenhouse races a Ford. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers  Does Kevin Harvick’s win in the Sprint Unlimited suggest a successful final season for him at Childress Racing?   More...

FEUD OF THE WEEK

Kevin Harvick vs. Greg Biffle: Harvick blocked Biffle on the last lap to win Saturday’s Sprint Unlimited. More...

Housing market is steady locally

Though the housing market is seeing its best gains in three years throughout the country, Huntingdon County remained steady with sales and listings throughout the worst of the housing crisis, and the first quarter of 2013 is showing a rise in the num More...

Consultants greet 911 board

The Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board’s new consulting firm made its first official visit to the board’s monthly meeting Thursday morning. More...

SHCSB talks sewage plans

Maintenance supervisor Stanley Hall reported to the Southern Huntingdon County School Board Tuesday night proposed plans from Cromwell Township supervisors and the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) regarding dismantling the wastewa More...

TDN extends deadline for pet contest entries

There are Christmas photos, birthday photos and just plain cute photos — yes, everyone cherishes photos of their pets. More...

State  Free Access 

NCAA sues over law to keep PSU fine in state

HARRISBURG (AP) — The NCAA wasted no time in challenging a new Pennsylvania law designed to keep the $60 million Penn State fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal in the state, filing a federal challenge to the legislation hours after Gov. More...

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia queried on 2024 Olympics

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The U.S. More...

Senate panel rolls out welcome mat for AG Kane

HARRISBURG (AP) — State Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s first appearance before a legislative panel went swimmingly Wednesday as she fielded one polite question after another from members of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.& More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Country music entertainer to perform at county fair

75 Years Ago  One of Huntingdon’s prominent educators in past years, Miss Margaret Cramer Coder, was found dead at her Huntingdon home by several neighbors. It was reported Miss Coder had passed away from a heart attack. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 21   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Hall is only Titan top seed

District 5-AA Wrestling:

District 5-AA wrestling now gets its turn to hold their individual championship tournament Friday and Saturday at Windber High School. Tussey Mountain is sending 11 entrants into the field and senior Mitchell Hall is the No. More...

Catholic takes advantage of Eagles’ slow start

Women’s Basketball:

A rough start hurt the Juniata women’s basketball team as the Eagles fell 72-59 to No. 9 Catholic University Wednesday night in the Landmark Conference tournament semifinals. Juniata finished the year 18-8 overall, 9-5 in Landmark play.  More...

5-AA Pairings

Following are the advance pairings for the District 5-AA Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Windber High School. Listings are in order of brackets. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Look past the noise

Letter to the Editor The Daily News  Dear Editor:   More...

Op-Ed

The right call on voter ID

Forget the candidates, Pennsylvania voters who won’t be required to show photo ID at the polls during the May 21 primary, came out the real winners this week.  More...

Lottery gamble doesn’t pay off

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane was barely six weeks into her job last week when the newly elected Democrat dropped a bomb — some say a political bomb — on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Spring Farms Livestock Club learns good production practices

The Spring Farms Livestock Club held its monthly meeting Feb. 12 at the Community State Bank of Orbisonia. Club president Michael Morgan called the meeting to order. More...

Alexandria Junior Rifle Club

The Alexandria 4-H Junior Rifle Club members shared their scores for the sixth week, Feb. 13. More...

Groundwater symposium registration open

In observance of National Drinking Water Week, Penn State Extension and the state Department of Environmental Protection are collaborating with numerous other sponsors to offer the 2013 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Leo if born after 2:12 p.m. (PST). Before that time, the Moon is in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 22, 2013:  More...

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