March 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Honoring Dr. Seuss

An original Seuss-inspired skit created by fifth and sixth grade students at Mount Union-Kistler Elementary School was among the featured attractions Thursday night during the school’s fifth an More...

Local News

Area brief

Mill Creek Fire Co. bingo to benefit humane society   More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   More...

Huntingdon’s Kidd takes weekly prize

Daily News managing editor Becky Weikert learned a lot from last week’s DN Press Club stories.  More...

World  Free Access 

Chrysler, VW report sales growth in Feb.

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler’s U.S. More...

For the aging, a commune-like alternative in N.Y.

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. More...

Local Sports

Slow start leads to 62-42 Valley loss

6-A Girls’ Consolation:

Juniata Valley’s girls didn’t follow the game plan in the first half against Penns Manor in the District 6-A consolation game at Bishop Carroll High School. More...

Rangers oust Bearcats 74-25

6-AAA Girls’ Semifinal:

Huntingdon didn’t seem to have an answer for Forest Hills’ sister combination of Casey and Caitlyn Gallaher during Thursday evening’s District Six Class AAA semifinal at Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg.  More...

Three JC men named LC all-conference

Juniata men’s basketball saw three Eagles earn Landmark All- Conference honors this week. Juniors Brian Scholly (State College), Kevin Stapleton (Indiana) and Jeremy Hays (McMechen, W. More...

People/Pastimes

Modern master bedroom suites

When it comes to adding technology to your home, the bedroom might not be the first place you would consider. But the reality is that high tech is becoming an integral part of every living space - including the bedroom.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Deegan Eli Garman who turns 6 years old today, Friday, March 1, 2013. He is the son of 2nd Class Petty Officer Matthew and Alexandra Garman of Ridge Crest, Calif. His proud grandparents are Renee Eby, Larry Jr. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Nicholas Buckley who turns 11 years old today, Friday, March 1, 2013. His proud parents are Jeff and Mary Ann Buckley of Huntingdon. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Winter windshield washing  Make your own windshield washer mixture that won’t freeze by combining one quart of rubbing alcohol, one cup of water, and two tablespoons of liquid detergent. This formula will not freeze down to -35 degrees F. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Regular checkups are important to remain healthy ANNIE

Dear Annie: I was just 18 years old when a routine doctor’s visit exposed off-the-chart high blood pressure and landed me in the emergency room. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 2, 2013:  More...

Teen fatalities down in county

According to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, fatal accidents involving young teen drivers between the ages of 16-17 rose nationally in 2012, but locally during a four-year time frame the number of teen driver deaths in More...

CTC courses still on hold

The second of two meetings to decide what action to take on five courses taught at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center ended Thursday with very little progress made. More...

Shirley Twp. seeks payment

Shirley Township will seek reimbursement from Verizon for the time and money invested in trying to resolve ongoing issues with telephone and internet service. More...

Area men plead guilty in armed robbery cases

Two area men charged with robbery with the threat of injury for two separate incidents within three months of each other pled guilty and were sentenced to time at a state correctional facility Thursday in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas. More...

State  Free Access 

Man gets death in disabled woman’s torture

GREENSBURG (AP) — A Greensburg man who prosecutors say orchestrated the group torture and murder of a mentally disabled woman three years ago was sentenced to death Thursday.  More...

Sentencing set for high court justice, sister

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister face a May 7 sentencing for their conviction last week on campaign corruption charges, a judge decided Thursday.  More...

Dems chide Corbett aide for lack of voter ID info

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrats on the House budgetwriting committee Thursday accused the Corbett administration of not doing enough to prepare for the possibility that Pennsylvania’s embattled voteridentification law will be enforced in this More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Smithfield Twp. supervisors look to expand sewer service

75 Years Ago  Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Widney, who have recently become residents of Mount Union from Mapleton, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, March 1   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, March 2   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Big East breakup is on fast track

NEW YORK (AP) — The breakup of the Big East’s football and basketball schools appears to be on the fast track.  The major college football members will meet in Atlanta on Friday to discuss the departure of the seven basketball school More...

Gophers upset Lions 89-81

Women’s Basketball:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Penn State had the opportunity to clinch the Big Ten regularseason title outright.  But the seventh-ranked Lady Lions lost their edge and stopped playing defense. More...

Blackhawks keep streak going with win over Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jonathan Toews scored twice, and Ray Emery and Corey Crawford combined on a shutout as the Chicago Blackhawks extended their NHL-record season-opening points streak to 20 games with a 3-0 win over the St. More...

Press Club

HAHS hosts District 4 Jazz Festival

Huntingdon Area High School recently hosted the annual Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association (PMEA) District 4 Jazz Festival. This is an important commemorative event. More...

Trojan educators attend tech expo

Former U.S. Sen. More...

Tussey vocational students prepare for competency test

In addition to Keystone tests, PSSA tests and SATs, some Tussey Mountain students find themselves facing an additional acronymed assessment.  The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) exam is very important for vocational st More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Guidelines for car seats

Dear Readers: How do you know if you have your child in the correct CAR SEAT? More...

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