April 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Verizon expands local 4G network

Verizon Wireless customers in certain portions of Huntingdon County will now be able to experience faster Internet service and capabilities as the 4G LTE network expands.  More...

Grand prize bingo winner

Congratulations to Donna Locke of Orbisonia who was the grand prize winner of The Daily News Bingo Contest. More...

Local News

MUAHS students encourage men to ‘Walk a Mile in her Shoes’

Three Mount Union Area High School students are bringing an international campaign to Huntingdon County in the hopes of creating an open dialogue about domestic violence and sexual assault.  More...

Keeping drugs off the street

Three boxes of outdated or unused prescription drugs were collected during a prescription drug collection project April 27 at the Saxton Market parking lot and coordinated by Saxton Borough Police Ch More...

Huntingdon Borough named ‘Tree City USA’

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Holocaust survivors, veterans gather at D.C. museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elderly survivors of the Holocaust and the veterans who helped liberate them are gathering for what could be their last big reunion at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 29   Huntingdon TO PS p Huntingdon TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will have weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 525 Mifflin St., Huntingdon. Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Big Ten changes division names

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — No more “Legends.” And no more “Leaders.”  The Big Ten is giving them the boot and following a more traditional route for its division names.  More...

Senators top Bruins 4-2 in regular season finale

BOSTON (AP) — Ottawa Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson said he’s always wanted to face the Montreal Canadiens in the playoffs.  Or was he just trying to avoid the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins?  More...

Pirates ‘Locke-out’ Cards 9-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Jeff Locke pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and Russell Martin had two of Pittsburgh’s four home runs in a 9-0 victory over the St. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 30, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Mapleton mayor dies in accident

A tragic two-vehicle accident in the area of “Jack’s Narrows” along Route 22 in Brady Township claimed the life of Mapleton Borough Mayor Oran “Butch” Woodward Sr., 62, just after 7:30 a.m. Saturday.  Mr. More...

Something for everyone at Mayfest

Civil War re-enactor Robert Stewart with the Times Past Living History Group of Tyrone, far right, recruited “infantrymen,” from the left, Zachary Wilson, Nate Worthy, A.J. More...

State  Free Access 

EPA methane report further divides fracking camps

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas leaks during natural gas production, in a shift with major implications for a debate that has divided environm More...

Closing arguments set for abortion doc’s trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia prosecutors predicted two years ago that the indictment of an abortion provider charged with killing babies would be exploited by both sides of the nation’s polarized abortion debate.  The seven-week More...

Beer laws adding volatility to liquor debate

HARRISBURG (AP) — Where you can buy beer in Pennsylvania will be the subject of debate in the coming weeks in the state Senate, pitting profitseeking businesses against one another and perhaps even against beer drinkers’ wishes.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Ground broken for Saxton housing project

75 Years Ago  Ministers of the Church of the Brethren from all parts of the state will convene at Juniata College May 2-3 for ministers’ fellowship. There will be several guest speakers at the event.  More...

Local Sports

Rockets clobber Harmony for 3rd

Portage Baseball Tournament:

The Southern Huntingdon baseball team played in the Portage Tournament Saturday and lost a 14-4 first-round decision to Penns Valley in six innings. More...

’Cats lose title game; Valley third

Huntingdon Softball Tournament:

After pulling off an errorfilled, come-from-behind victory against Juniata Valley in the first round of the annual Bearcat Tournament Saturday, host Huntingdon couldn’t work its same magic in the championship game and dropped a 3-2 decision to More...

Eagles eliminated in quarterfinals

NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball:

A slow start hurt No. 8 Juniata College men’s volleyball in its NCAA Quarterfinal match against No. 15 Rivier University Friday night. The Eagles (24-12) fell 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 25-23) to end their season.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Zoey Suzanne Norris who turns 5 years old today, Monday, April 29, 2013. Her proud parents are Tricia and Chad Norris of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Jaelynn Elizabeth Lemin who turns 3 years old today Monday, April 29, 2013. Her proud parents are Matt and Brooke Lemin of James Creek. Jaelynn has a little sister Kylie Lemin, also of James Creek. More...

Art guild members host annual exhibit

The Standing Stone Art Guild hosted its annual art show and sale April 26-28 at the Huntingdon County Historical Society Gallery located on the corner of Penn and Fourth streets, Huntingdon.  Members submitted a total of 59 entries, in mediums s More...

Annie's Mailbox

It is pointless to argue with your sister ANNIE

Dear Annie: What should I say to my sister when she makes outrageous claims? For example, she believes the government is spraying poison into the skies and dropping ticks to kill us. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Pillowcases don’t always fit newer pillows

Dear Heloise: Manufacturers should be told, since they don’t seem to be aware, that pillows are a lot thicker than they used to be, but the pillowcases are the same size. More...

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