May 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber’s home show appeals to all ages

Homeowners across the region will have an opportunity to find everything they need for an upcoming improvement project under one roof when the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Home and Outdoor Show opens Friday, May 3, at the Huntin More...

Local News

Wood supervisors seek insurance for firefighters

The Wood Township Supervisors will have to search for another insurance company or state agency to provide workers compensation insurance to cover Robertsdale, Wood and Broad Top (RW&BT) volunteer firefighters. More...

Area brief

Shaver’s Creek to host Birding Cup   More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 2   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Orb made 7-2 favorite

Kentucky Derby:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. More...

Damian Lillard is NBA’s top rookie

PORTLAND, Ore. More...

Celtics, Rockets avoid elimination

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 18 rebounds and the Boston Celtics stayed alive in the NBA playoffs, cutting the New York Knicks’ lead to 3-2 with a 92-86 victory Wednesday night.  The Celtics will host Game 6 on Frid More...

People/Pastimes

Plant and bake sale

The Standing Stone Garden Club will host its annual plant and bake sale from 8 a.m. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to John Phillip “J.P.” Soder IV, who celebrates his 2nd birthday today, Thursday, May 2, 2013. His proud parents are John and Brenda Soder of Silver Spring, Md. J.P. More...

Service Personnel News

MUAHS alumn completes basic military training

Air Force Airman Gary D. More...

School News

Local student performs in Geneva College Jazz Band concert

The Geneva College Department of Music presented “In the Mood XVIII” and “Big Band Music Returns” April 13, featuring the Geneva College Jazz Band with director Donald Kephart.  One of the outstanding numbers performed by More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 11:42 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 3, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Visitor spending increased in ’11

Spotting long-term trends is part of the job description for Matt Price, executive director of the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau. More...

Sink hole addressed in Orby

Orbisonia Borough Council Wednesday evening spent a considerable amount of time discussing a sink hole problem at the intersection of Elliott and Ridgley streets.  More...

MU hires strategic planner

A strategic planner will be working with Mount Union Borough Council and the community at large to set goals for Mount Union’s future.  On Wednesday night, council approved hiring Judy Chambers for a fee of $800 to facilitate a series of c More...

Salvation Army marks week with civic dinner

The Salvation Army of Huntingdon County will celebrate National Salvation Army Week by honoring those who give to the organization all year long during its annual Civic Dinner Thursday, May 9, at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

State  Free Access 

Gov. panned for linking joblessness, drug use

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrats on Wednesday heaped criticism on Republican Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

May starts with snow

75 Years Ago  The grand opening of the City Baseball League season in Huntingdon takes place at Blair’s Field, with the championship Knights of Pythias outfit meeting their runners-up of last year, the Smithfield Nine. More...

Local Sports

Mountain Lions sweep to win over Bearcats

Boys’ Volleyball:

Huntingdon overcame a disappointing start to Wednesday evening’s Mid-State League match at Altoona to give the Mountain Lions all they could handle in the second set. More...

Trojans scorch Devils

High School Baseball:

For the second straight day, the Mount Union baseball team enjoyed significant run production. More...

Titans end regular season with 3-2 win over Bedford

The Tussey Mountain tennis team closed out its regular season schedule on a positive note Wednesday afternoon, winning a 3-2 verdict at Bedford.  The Titans took two of three singles matched, then split the two doubles events.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Vote change  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  I have been very grateful for the amount of support I have received from members of the county. More...

Op-Ed

Testing education

As of late, there seems to be a hotbed of news about the failures of our present education system, and how these failures have led to falsification of testing information in order to comply with governmentally imposed standards. More...

Banking on the poor

What’s a fair interest rate to pay on a loan?  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Wood Valley Wranglers get ‘Wild and Woolly’ at April show

Wood Valley Wranglers held a members-only horseshow April 21, at their grounds on Fairgrounds Road, Smithfield Township.  The theme for this show was “Wild and Woolly,” which meant horses did not need to be bathed, clipped, banded or More...

Juniata Valley Tractor Day is successful

The Juniata Valley High School Blue Juniata FFA Chapter held its fourth annual “Drive Your Tractor to School Day” April 26.  As in previous years, this year’s tractor day was held to raise money for local families in the area t More...

Spring Farms Livestock holds April meeting

The Spring Farms Livestock Club held its monthly meeting April 4 at the Community State Bank of Orbisonia. Club president Michael Morgan called the meeting to order. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A good marriage takes work

Dear Annie: I’m in my 40s and have been married for 20 years. We have two children. Our marriage has been OK but not totally fulfilling. For the past five years, I have been in contact with my ex-fiancee.  More...

Doctor K

Corneal transplants have high degree of success

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m scheduled to have a corneal transplant. What can I expect during this procedure?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

ONE WINS, ONE FAILS

Jeff Burton hasn’t won a Cup race since 2008, so his heart was pounding when he had the lead with two laps to go at Richmond. But he had one major disadvantage — worn tires. More...

GODWIN’S TALLADEGA PICKS

WINNER: Kevin Harvick REST OF THE TOP FIVE: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Jimmie Johnson   More...

RICHMOND REWIND

Danica talks about divorce, Colbert and shutting up

Danica Patrick was busy last week. More...

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