April 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Shirley Twp. fire guts mobile home

One person is homeless after fire gutted a mobile home along Hill Valley Road, Shirley Township, just before 10 a.m. Wednesday.  More...

Mayfest brings history lesson to Huntingdon

With temperatures expected to be in the mid 60s and with plenty of sunshine, Mayfest 2013 should go off without a hitch Saturday, April 27, as downtown Huntingdon becomes a journey through history.  More...

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HCBI bids farewell to board members

With its annual meeting less than one month away, Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) bid farewell to a number of board members whose terms are coming to an end during the April 22 meeting at the Huntingdon Country Club.  More...

Three involved in brawl waive preliminaries

Four individuals involved in a New Year’s Eve brawl inside Whitsel’s Pub in Shirleysburg that ended when two people were struck by a truck driven by one of the defendants appeared in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday.  More...

Three Springs Fire Co., Lions plan homecoming

The annual Three Springs Firemen-Lions Homecoming Carnival will be held Thursday, May 23, through Sunday, May 26.  More...

World  Free Access 

Poll

Aging US in denial about long-term care need

WASHINGTON (AP) — We’re in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care as they get older — and are taking few steps to get ready.  A new poll examined how people 40 and over are preparing for this di More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 25   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cards finish sweep of Nats 4-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yadier Molina hit a two-run single off Stephen Strasburg during St. More...

Pirates rally to beat Phillies 5-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wandy Rodriguez didn’t have his best stuff so the hitters bailed him out.  Pinch hitter Brandon Inge hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Philadelphia Ph More...

Drew, Ortiz lift Red Sox to 6-5 victory

BOSTON (AP) — Stephen Drew hit a two-run triple, David Ortiz had two hits and drove in a run and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Wednesday afternoon to take a three-game series. More...

People/Pastimes

Pinewood Derby

Members of Cub Scout Pack 4494 of Robertsdale held their annual Pinewood Derby April 6 at the Robertsdale Church of God. The day started with weigh in and registration followed by race activities. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy first birthday wishes go out to Gabriella Irene Grissinger who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, April 25, 2013. Her proud parents are Annette and Doug Grissinger of Alexandria. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Paige Makenzie Renninger who turns 9 years old today, Thursday, April 25, 2013. Her very proud mommy is Tierany Shives of Mapleton. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Place emphasis on healthy foods

Dear Annie: My 4-year-old granddaughter, “Jill,” visited recently and declared, “My mommy told me to watch what I eat because she doesn’t want me get heavy.” Jill is certainly not heavy, and I was appalled that she was b More...

Doctor K

Pap tests still necessary for women

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a woman in my 30s, and I’ve never had an abnormal Pap test. Do I still need one every year?  DEAR READER: The answer used to be yes. This helped ensure that you had regular Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer. More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

STEWART’S SLOW START

Tony Stewart has spent the last two weeks (Texas and Kansas) wrestling an ill-handling stock car. And in his last two starts, the three-time Sprint Cup champion has posted two ill-handling 21st-place finishes. More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple of questions we just had to ask — ourselves The Officially Licensed Look of Tony Stewart so far in 2013. Are the Penske folks fooling themselves heading into their appeal? More...

GODWIN’S RICHMOND PICKS

WINNER: Kevin HarvickREST OF THE TOP FIVE: BradKeselowski, Jeff Gordon, TonyStewart, Carl EdwardsBIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: JeffBurton More...

Search doesn’t produce results

Now in its sixth day, the search for the remains of missing Blair County woman Sherry Leighty on a Warriors Mark Township property has failed to produce any answers for law enforcement and the victim’s family.  More...

Art café fosters creative family time

Students and their families gathered at an art café hosted by Standing Stone Elementary School, Huntingdon, Wednesday for an evening of collective creativity.  More...

Olympiad participants to converge on Juniata

There is a wide array of events happening in the Huntingdon area this weekend, but beginning Friday, April 26, approximately 1,000 middle and high school students will descend on the region to take part in the 22nd State Science Olympiad finals hoste More...

State  Free Access 

Woman who has targeted celebs is jailed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania woman who has targeted Michael Jordan and Paris Hilton in frivolous lawsuits has been jailed on charges of stalking a woman the suspect imagines was competing with her for the romantic attention of More...

Clients of Senate-paid attorneys can be ID’d

HARRISBURG (AP) — The names of people whose lawyers are funded by the state Senate can be made public without violating attorney-client confidentiality, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, although under some circumstances their ide More...

Open-records rulings covers phones, home addresses

HARRISBURG (AP) — Government-issued employee telephone and cellphone numbers are not public information under Pennsylvania’s Right-to- Know Law, but officials’ home addresses and middle names are, a seven-judge panel ruled Wednesday More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Sports show draws large crowds

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Eagles set for run at championship

NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball:

It’s been nearly two weeks since the Juniata College men’s volleyball team swept UC Santa Cruz (3-0) to win the Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) Tournament and the Eagles have not let up. More...

Games postponed

The line of heavy rains and thunderstorms that moved through the area Wednesday afternoon was timed perfectly to wipe out nearly all outdoor scholastic sports events.  More...

Goucher ends Eagles’ season

Women’s Tennis:

The Juniata women’s tennis team gave top seeded Goucher a tough match Wednesday afternoon, but fell by a 5-3 margin. The Eagles showed the resolve that helped them set records all season long.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write One percent doctrine

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

Election letter deadline

The Tuesday, May 21, spring municipal primary election is not far away and it is expected there will be Letters to the Editor in support or opposition to various candidates for elected offices.  More...

Op-ed

Our biggest terrorist threat

committed at the Boston Marathon are reprehensible and lack moral or logical explanation. They rock us to our core.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

A brief history of Huntingdon County’s forestland

This is my first in a series of articles for The Daily News which will focus on the forest environment of Huntingdon County.  More...

4-H Club News

Award of Excellence

The Trough Creek Volunteer Fire Co. awarded the Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club an Award of Excellence during the fire company’s annual banquet in January. More...

Water gardening poses invasive species threat

When you look at lovely water gardens in backyards and at businesses — and feel soothed by the serenity they convey — you would not guess that they represent troubled waters for ecosystems in the mid-Atlantic region.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 26, 2013:  More...

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