April 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Surveys to aid flood study

The Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency and Juniata Valley Emergency Management Agency are asking Alexandria area residents to help persuade the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to conduct a study to find ways to reduce fl More...

Anticipated 17-year cicada emergence unlikely to impact region

The eastern part of the state may see — and hear — a cyclical visitor in the coming weeks, but Huntingdon County is unlikely to be impacted by the soon anticipated emergence of 13-year cicadas.  More...

Local News

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Area brief

Lewistown Hospital awarded accreditation from Joint Commission

LEWISTOWN — Lewistown Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.&nb More...

World  Free Access 

Compromise key to legacy President Obama desires

WASHINGTON (AP) — He wants to slash funding for the Democratic sacred cows of Social Security and Medicare. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Pine trees planted on Flag Pole Hill

75 Years Ago  Two thousand long leaf pine and white pine seedlings have been planted on the 25-acre tract commonly known as Flag Pole Hill this spring, superintendent J.G. Dell of the Huntingdon Borough Water Works, announced. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats, Hornets are beaten; Rockets romp

High School Softball:

Central 17, Huntingdon 7   More...

Trojans hold off Bearcats

High School Baseball:

Mount Union held off a strong start by visiting Huntingdon Monday afternoon, then scored five runs in the second inning. At the end, the Bearcats were making a strong comeback bid only to fall short 7-5 to their cross-county rival.  More...

Bearcats fall 7-0 at Altoona

High School Tennis:

Huntingdon’s tennis team was competitive against unbeaten host Altoona (7-0) Monday afternoon, but was unable to win a game and dropped a 7-0 decision to the Mountain Lions.  More...

Editorial

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Candidates’ ballot positions

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

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Chatter Box

Spring is here to stay

It may be been a little colder over the weekend than it was last week, but after Monday’s sunshine it appears that, for the most part, spring is here to stay. More...

Healthy Living

HEALTHY LIVING

UNDERSTANDING AND FIGHTING HYPERTENSION GO HAND IN HAND

Hypertension, often referred to as high blood pressure, affects millions of people across the globe. According to the American Heart Association, more than 76 million adults in the United States alone have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. More...

FAMILIES CAN EMBRACE A MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Healthy eating is a top priority for many families. The search is always on for foods that taste good, appeal to the masses and provide adequate nutrition. The bene.ts of a Mediterranean diet have been touted for years. More...

Doctor K

Plantar fasciitis gets better on its own

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have plantar fasciitis. Can I use a drugstore product to treat it? Or should I see a doctor?  More...

Special Sections

HASD sets date to sell BHMC

During their monthly meeting Monday, members of the Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) voted unanimously to auction the former Brady-Henderson Mill Creek Elementary School building Saturday, June 15. More...

Huntingdon runner qualified, but didn’t participate in race

One local runner is counting her blessings after Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.  Amy (Scialabba) Prokop of Huntingdon qualified for this year’s race, but decided not to attend. More...

TMSB talks budget deficit

Tussey Mountain School District administrators continue to chisel away at projected district expenses for 2013-14, expressing serious concerns about a lingering budget deficit of nearly $700,000.  More...

State  Free Access 

Chief examiner not sure babies born alive at clinic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s chief medical examiner told jurors Monday he could not be sure if any babies were born alive at a now-shuttered abortion clinic run by a doctor accused of murder.  More...

Another state agency questions lottery deal

HARRISBURG (AP) — A third state agency is pointing to potential legal problems in Gov. Tom Corbett’s stalled plan to hire a British company to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery.  More...

Senate dems think surplus should stay in pensions

HARRISBURG (AP) — A  potential $140 million surplus in state reimbursements for Pennsylvania’s school district   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 16   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bombs mar wins by Desisa, Jeptoo

BOSTON (AP) — Two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday two hours after Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo crossed it to win the race. More...

Cards start strong in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The St. More...

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People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Wilson-Brumbaugh

Nakisha Lynn Brumbaugh and Brad James Wilson, both of Mount Union, are proud to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ron and Tonya Brumbaugh of Mount Union. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Theresa A. Bilger-Haberger, formerly of Rockhill and a 1981 graduate of Southern Huntingdon County High School, who will celebrate her 50th birthday Thursday, April 18, 2013. More...

Births

Timothy L. and Jodi L. Prough of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Charles John Prough, at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 18, 2013. At birth, Charles weighed 6 pounds, 11.6 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. More...

School News

School retirees association holds first meeting of 2013

The Huntingdon County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (HCCPASR) held its first meeting of 2013 April 10 at the Woodcock Valley Lions Club, Marklesburg. More...

Annie's Mailbox

The pattern seems well set

Dear Annie: I grew up in an extremely dysfunctional family. I have an older sibling who has hated the rest of us for the past 45 years. Family gatherings are extremely uncomfortable events. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 17, 2013:  More...

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