February 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

New lights brighten Huntingdon lot

Huntingdon Borough residents and visitors who have used the Seventh Street parking lot behind Park Furniture may have noticed new light poles and lights recently put into place. More...

Local News

Six Mile Run Fire Co. volunteers honored for service

Lacy Mathes, 25, of Six Mile Run, R.R., was honored as the Six Mile Run Area Volunteer Fire Co.’s Firefighter of the Year during ceremonies held Feb. 23 at the fire hall at Six Mile Run. More...

Police Log

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World  Free Access 

Charity once tied to Armstrong survives

CHICAGO (AP) — The president of a cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong insists that the organization will persevere in the wake of the cyclist’s admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs.  More...

Actor Dale Robertson dies in Calif. hospital

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dale Robertson, an Oklahoma native who became a star of television and movie Westerns during the genre’s heyday, died Tuesday. More...

Not all feathered helmets

Being a Swiss Guard is not all feathered helmets and puffy striped uniforms.  To even apply, you must be Catholic, male, Swiss and between 19 and 30 years of age. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rays beat Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Luke Scott hit an RBI double and a single Wednesday and the Tampa Bay Rays beat A.J. More...

Flyers dominate Capitals 4-1 on home ice

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 23 seconds in, and Simon Gagne added a goal in his first game back with the Flyers as Philadelphia rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.  More...

Lions upset No. 4 Michigan

Men’s Basketball:

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Jermaine Marshall scored 25 points and Penn State upset No. 4 Michigan 84-78 on Wednesday night for its first Big Ten victory in more than a year.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kaiden Jaymes Snare who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. His proud parents are Steve and Stephanie Snare of Mapleton and he has a little brother, Ryder, 2. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Baileigh and Braileigh Hooper who turn 1 year old today, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Their proud parents are Darrell Hooper Jr. and Brittany Nearhood of Huntingdon. More...

Share your reunion news in The Daily News

If you would like to have the news of your class or family reunion in The Daily News, submit it to the People and Pastimes Editor.  The Daily News reserves the right to edit material submitted. More...

School News

Area man participates in ceremony

Zachariah Hicks of Mount Union, a student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, participated in the 11th annual Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy White Coat Ceremony Feb. 1 at the Soldiers and Sailors Auditorium, Oakland. More...

Three Springs woman wins ADDY Award

Bob Jones University student Hannah Stanley of Three Springs was awarded the ADDY Award for Creative Excellence by the Greenville chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Stanley received a silver award in print ad campaign.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Libra if born before 9:35 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 1, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Theft cases rise due to economy

The word embezzlement brings to mind big business and white collar scandal, but no business, organization or club is immune, in fact, smaller establishments may be even more susceptible to theft from those entrusted with the till.  More...

Heritage partners plan year’s events

In a time of tight budgets and little financial support from federal and state governments the Huntingdon County Heritage Committee is partnering with a number of community historical societies to share the rich history and heritage of the county.&nb More...

First bingo winner

Martha McGarvey of Huntingdon was the first bingo player to bring her winning game piece into The Daily News office Wednesday afternoon. More...

DCNR grants to aid firefighters

Local volunteer fire companies have another opportunity receive funding from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry like the $1,250 that was awarded to both Petersburg and Stone Creek Valley fire companie More...

State  Free Access 

Supreme court justice, sister to be sentenced

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister have been scheduled to be sentenced May 7 for their conviction earlier this month on campaign corruption charges.  More...

Special prosecutor to probe Penn State grand jury

HARRISBURG (AP) — A special prosecutor will examine whether secrecy rules were violated in proceedings by the grand jury that investigated Jerry Sandusky and three former Penn State administrators who are currently facing criminal charges.  More...

Governor says he’ll meet with Sebelius on Medicaid

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that he and U.S. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Gov. suggests name change for Penn State

75 Years Ago  More...

Six Mile Run volunteers reflect on year of service

The Six Mile Run Area Volunteer Fire Co. answered a total of 73 alarms during 2012. Its ambulance division answered a total of 110 calls during the same period.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 28   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643-2801 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Juniata outguns Carnegie Mellon

ECAC Women’s Basketball:

Senior Jordan Speck (Southern Huntingdon) scored a game and career-high 29 points to help lead the Juniata women’s basketball team to a 94-80 win over Carnegie Mellon Wednesday night in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) quarterfina More...

Southwest Class AA Wrestling Regional:

Area sending 14 to Johnstown

The five local high schools waded through their respective District Five and Six Class AA tournaments and are now set for the Southwest Regionals. More...

Southwest-AA Pairings Area sending 14 to Johnstown

Southwest Class AA Wrestling Regional:

Following are the advance pairings for the Southwest-AA Regional Tournament this Friday and Saturday at the War Memorial in Johnstown. Listings are in order of brackets. More...

Editorial

Huntingdon — Through the Years

Ann Marie Wishard and the Gage Mansion

As I think about my dear friend Ann Marie moving away to State College, my heart is flooded with memories of the mansion at 317 Penn St. and the special people and experiences I have known there.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Huntingdon Co. Dairy Promotion seeks applicants for princess

The Dairy Promotion Committee of Huntingdon County would like to invite applicants for the position of Huntingdon County Dairy Princess for the 2013-2014 year. More...

Feedlots, meatpackers closing with fewer US cows

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Years of drought are reshaping the U.S. beef industry with feedlots and a major meatpacking plant closing because there are too few cattle left in the United States to support them.  More...

Rainscaping: an answer to storm runoff problems

Stormwater runoff can quickly drain a homeowner’s wallet. The flooding erodes yards, soaks basements, pollutes streams and wastes a precious resource.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Find another counselor

Dear Annie: I recently obtained proof of what I had long suspected: My husband of more than 40 years has been seeing prostitutes and having affairs for the past 20 years. During this time, he was always considerate and loving to me. More...

Doctor K

Exercise is excuse to feel good

DEAR DOCTOR K: I know I should exercise regularly, but I just can’t get motivated. Do you have any suggestions?  DEAR READER: Practically everyone has heard that exercise is good for you. More...

NASCAR

Playing the lottery

Jimmie Johnson’s explanation of NASCAR restrictor-plate racing is the best we’ve heard in a long time. After winning the Daytona 500, he said there was an element of luck involved.  More...

GODWIN’S PHOENIX PICKS

Godwin Kelly is the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s motorsports editor and has covered NASCAR for 30 years. Reach him at godwin.kelly@news-jrnl.com More...

WEEKLY DRIVER RANKINGS — BASED ON BEHAVIOR AND PERFORMANCE

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