May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Folk College returning to Juniata campus

Whether one’s a budding musician or looking to play music professionally, one event this weekend will give all interested musicians the opportunity to learn about and play folk music.  More...

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Local News

HCBI welcomes new board members

Following its May 9 annual meeting and awards gala, Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) opened its May 20 meeting with the introduction of new board members and election of officers.  More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   MOUNT UNION BORO. — May 20: Mount Union Police investigated a report of a missing juvenile who had run away from her home on Federal Drive at 3:30 p.m. More...

Possession of drugs

MOUNT UNION BORO. — Mount Union Police responded to a South Shaver Street residence for a report of a drug overdose at 5:06 p.m. May 16. As a result of the investigation, charges were filed against Richard   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Bridge dedication to honor war hero

75 Years Ago   Each year, during the week of Memorial Day, the national sale of “Buddy Poppies” is conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, their crimson petals a mute tribute to America’s soldier dear, a renewed pledge that More...

Memorial Day marks first Fish-for-Free Day

Families and friends visiting Pennsylvania’s popular outdoor spots this holiday weekend can enjoy a day of free fishing, thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).  More...

Local Sports

Delay takes away Titans’ momentum

District 5-AA Softball Quarterfinal:

Tussey Mountain took advantage of the approaching storm to make its move during Wednesday afternoon’s home District Five Class A quarterfinal contest with Hope for Hyndman Charter.  More...

Late homer gives Reading 7-5 win

Readings’ Anthony Hewitt hit a three-run, walk-off homer to lift the Fightin Phil by the Curve 7-5 and send Altoona to a fifth-straight defeat Wednesday night. More...

Moose gets past Royals 9-8

The Royals and Moose went toe to toe with the game decided in home team’s final at-bat. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Big brother

In many of the signed editorial letters that have been running in The Daily News as of late, there seems to be a somewhat consistent theme that government, especially at the federal level, has become not only too big, but, more importantly, too intru More...

Censoring our food

Standing outside a slaughterhouse in Draper City, Utah, Amy Meyer was horrified by what she saw. Cows struggled to stay out of the plant and employees hauled one cow that appeared sick or injured in a tractor. More...

Our women in uniform deserve better

Americans have honored our soldiers and those killed in U.S. wars in late May for nearly 150 years. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County fair projects include food drive

Preparations continue for the 2013 version of the Huntingdon County Fair. Several groups of dedicated volunteers are working with all departments of the mainly agricultural exposition to assure a smooth opening Sunday, Aug. 4.  More...

Three Springs youth receives rare breed sheep

In the late winter months of 2012, Mikara Anderson of Three Springs began researching and learning about the opportunities available with the Youth Conservation Program and preserving rare heritage breed sheep. More...

Rotary honors 4-H, FFA members

The Huntingdon Rotary Club honored 2013 4-H and FFA award winners during its May 21 meeting at the Huntingdon Country Club. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Daughter is now grown woman

Dear Annie: I have three wonderful young adult children. The oldest two girls both recently graduated from college and are living at home, working and saving money.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 2:39 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 24, 2013:  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Winning the Showdown like nabbing a play-in victory

Any driver will tell you that any race win is a good thing for the soul and spirit of your team.  Jamie McMurray won a Sprint Cup Series race before tens of thousands of spectators at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night, and yet that vict More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Any advice for newcomers as America’s big Race Day approaches?   More...

FEUD OF THE WEEK

Kyle Busch vs. his pit crew: Busch was fast in the All-Star Race but finished third and put some of the blame on his pit crew.   More...

WPSU features Huntingdon area

Huntingdon residents are encouraged to tune in to WPSUTV at 8 p.m. tonight for the premier of Our Town: Huntingdon, as fellow residents and leaders highlight stories of the history, people and pastimes of the town.  More...

Mount Union writers take top TDN Press Club honor

Area student writers and their advisers gathered to wrap up the 52nd season of The Daily News Press Club with an awards luncheon Tuesday at the Comfort Inn.  More...

Memorial Day services planned across county

Broad Top City

Bedford County Commissioner Steve Howsare will serve as the guest speaker for Broad Top City Memorial Day Serv ices scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 27, at the Broad Top City Cemetery. More...

State  Free Access 

College fossil-fuel divestment movement builds

SWARTHMORE (AP) — Student activists at more than 200 colleges are trying a new tactic in hopes of slowing the pace of climate change: They are asking their schools to stop investing in fossil fuel companies.  More...

Faith healers charged with murder after second death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing over medicine and who were on probation in their son’s pneumonia death were charged with murder Wednesday after a second young child died under what a prosecutor calle More...

Ex-PSU president seeks dismissal of criminal charges

HARRISBURG (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has asked a county judge to throw out charges accusing him of helping cover up abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 23   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 

Layup gives Heat OT win

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim.  There was no one in his way.  There was no stopping him, either.  More...

Pens glide to 7-3 win

OTTAWA (AP) — Sidney Crosby was careful not to get too far ahead of himself after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rout the Ottawa Senators for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.  “I’m not talking about anyth More...

Bucs edge Cubs 1-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano’s fastball is going where he wants it to. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Reese Renee Llewellyn who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, May 23, 2013. Her proud parents are Chad and Ashley Llewellyn of Petersburg. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sophia Adele Davignon who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, May 23, 2013. Her proud parents are Mike and Kathleen Davignon of Huntingdon. Sophia is the younger sister of Marylauren and Gabrielle. More...

Happy Anniversary

Local couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Stanley and Elsie Mansberger of Huntingdon who celebrate 60 years of marriage today, Thursday, May 23, 2013.  They were united in marriage in 1953 in the Methodist church in Saltillo by the Rev. Newlin.  More...

Doctor K

Allergy to latex defies explanation

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a nurse who is allergic to latex, so I always use latex-free gloves. But I still occasionally break out in hives. More...

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