April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MU Council names president

Mount Union Borough Council paid tribute to late council president Max Gardner Wednesday night by approving a resolution of respect and, prior to the meeting, by presenting his widow with a gift commemorating his nearly quarter-century of service to More...

String quartet, flutist to perform at Juniata

As the early spring sun has proven elusive in central Pennsylvania in recent weeks, an upcoming concert at Juniata College may bring much sought after warmth and brightness. More...

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Information about burglary

Huntingdon Borough Police continue their investigation into the early morning robbery of the Puff N Snuff store on Seventh Street. More...

Wood supervisors look to acquire playground

The Wood Township Supervisors Wednesday evening set into motion efforts to acquire the former Ruth George Playground in Robertsdale for future use as a multipurpose facility including the creation of an interpretive historical park. More...

Police Log

Retail theft   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 4   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Anthony leads Knicks to 10th straight

ATLANTA (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 40 points — giving him 90 in two games — and Raymond Felton had three straight baskets in a key spurt, helping the New York Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-82 on Wednesday night for their 10th More...

Rangers find offense

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryane Clowe, Derick Brassard and John Moore injected instant offense just hours after being acquired by the Rangers, and New York scored a season-high three power-play goals in a surprisingly dominant 6-1 victory over the Pittsb More...

Red Sox down Yankees 7-4 to start 2-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Clay Buchholz chilled the Yankees’ bats, speedy Jackie Bradley Jr. More...

People/Pastimes

Enjoy delicious recipes starring spuds

French fries are one of a kid’s favorite things to eat. But there’s a whole lot more that can be made from delicious, nutritious potatoes.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES GO OUT TO Lexus Marie Woodring who turns 14 years old Thursday, April 4, 2012. She is the daughter of David and Angela Woodring of Petersburg. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Nathan Ryan Banks who turned 6 years old Tuesday, April 2, 2013. He is the son of Kevin and Amy Banks of Strodes Mills. Nathan is the big brother of Emily, with whom he loves to play games. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 5, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Couple arrested for stealing gold

A Mount Union man and woman were arrested late Wednesday morning by state police in Huntingdon after a one and one-half year investigation into the theft of gold from FCI Inc., Shirley Township. The incidents took place between Sept. More...

Orby board reviews policy

Orbisonia Borough Council received its annual insurance update Wednesday evening and learned some startling news about its workers’ compensation policy for the Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co. More...

County introduces free online mapping tool

The Huntingdon County Mapping Department offers a free online mapping tool to help interested residents sort through and visualize a trove of public data. More...

State  Free Access 

Corbett raises idea of private Medicaid plans

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that he is interested in a concept that would give health care to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians by using federal Medicaid dollars to buy private insurance.  More...

Two ex-Philly principals surrender credentials

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two former Philadelphia school principals caught up in a widespread cheating probe have surrendered their administrative certifications in lieu of discipline, state education officials confirmed Wednesday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Foodliner to be constructed

75 Years Ago  Four young men, graduates of the State Motor Police training school at Myerstown, who were assigned to the Huntingdon substation, arrived to take up their duties in the Huntingdon area. More...

Local Sports

Meditch enters Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

Juniata’s recent success in men’s basketball might lead fans to remember the heydays when Memorial Gymnasium rocked and visiting opponents knew that a trip to the “Pit” was going to be a night to remember.  More...

Bearcats fall short at Tyrone

High School Softball:

Huntingdon fought its way back from an early three-run deficit during Wednesday afternoon’s frigid season opener at Tyrone (1-1) and carried a tworun advantage into the sixth inning. More...

JC volleyball sweeps Thiel

The 8th ranked Juniata College men’s volleyball earned redemption Wednesday night as the Eagles swept Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) rival Thiel 3-0 (27-25, 26-24, 25-19) on the road. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Let us love each other  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Too early for 2016? Not for Clinton’s fans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton stayed on safe political ground Tuesday, advocating women’s rights globally in a 12-minute speech, but that was enough to excite fans imploring the former first lady, senator and secretary of state More...

Op-eds

Marriage equality is about civil rights

As the Supreme Court considers two cases that could lead to unprecedented rulings on the right to marriage equality, I’ve been paying close attention. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Bug Camp opens kids’ eyes to world of insects

Children attending one summer camp this year will encounter a lot of bugs. More...

Rural Roads Safety Week is April 14-20

With spring’s arrival, farmers are heading to the fields to plant their crops across Huntingdon County. As a result, residents in rural areas will be seeing more tractors and large planting equipment on local roads.  More...

Some farmers may be eligible for FSA loans

Senior farm loan officer Bruce Horning for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, reminds producers today that FSA offers specially targeted farm loans known as Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) and Beginning Farmer loans. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Let your wife know she is off the hook

Dear Annie: Recently, I invited my best friend, “Evan,” and his family of four to join my family at a popular out-of-state theme park. More...

Doctor K

Men and women can have different symptoms

DEAR DOCTOR K: It’s obvious that there are some health problems that affect only women, and others that affect only men. More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

The owners’ race, too

The experts have crunched the numbers, and even if Denny Hamlin misses the next five races, he will still be eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.  Hamlin is expected to be out until next month with a back injury, but when he returns, all h More...

GODWIN’S MARTINSVILLE 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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