June 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Cromwell sewage plans heard

Twenty-six residents of the Pogue and Pine Tree Village areas of Cromwell Township attended a special meeting Wednesday evening to learn more about the township’s proposed sewage system being planned for those areas and to sign easement agreeme More...

Exploration dig at Fort Shirley continues

Walking the perimeter of a newly uncovered cooking site in what’s now Cecil Brumbaugh’s vegetable garden in Shirleysburg, instructors and students with the Penn State archeological field school pondered their latest lesson on Fort Shirley More...

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Local News

Fifth annual ragtime festival scheduled

The nation’s “most syncopated” music event is returning to Orbisonia and Rockhill Friday through Sunday, June 21-23, to take visitors back in time when “rags” ruled the American music scene and helped define an era.  More...

Police Log

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Area brief

SCV Lions hootenanny to be held June 22   HUNTINGDON — The Stone Creek Valley Lions Club will hold its monthly Hootenanny from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Lions Park along Cold Springs Road.  More...

World  Free Access 

Medicare: Cost-saving changes coming for diabetics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar — but it also may cause some confusion as patients figure out the new syst More...

Obama making plans to tackle global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is planning a major push using executive powers to tackle the pollution blamed for global warming in an effort to make good on promises he made at the start of his second term. More...

Local Sports

Curve extend streak to seven with 5-2 win

Alex Dickerson roped a tworun homer over the right-field wall, breaking a seventh inning tie and spearheading the Curve’s 5-2 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Area has 10 on South roster

Lezzer Lumber All-Star Classic:

The 29th annual Lezzer Lumber All-Star Classic provides graduated seniors one more chance to play a high school football game. The North and South will meet at Bald Eagle Area’s Alumni Stadium Friday with kickoff set for 7 p.m.  More...

Two Rockets to play in all-star game

Southern Huntingdon will have four members from this spring’s softball squad and one former player honored this evening during the annual District Six Coaches Association Hall of Fame All-Star games at Lock Haven University.  More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Government surveillance

In general, I am not opposed to government. Nor, am I privy to any inside information. More...

Pa. needs transportation funding now

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary   We’re on the edge of a transportation crisis. More than 9,200 miles of Pennsylvania roads are in poor condition, and that number will nearly double in four years. More...

Our Readers Write

Major adjustments will be needed

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Wood Valley Wranglers hold first show of season

Wood Valley Wranglers of Huntingdon held its first regular horse show of the season June 9. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

‘Tis the pea-son: Sugarsnaps are on the vine

For fresh eating right in the garden, there is nothing better than a crisp sugarsnap pea pod. More...

Applications now available for farm conservation tax credit program

Pennsylvania farmers who want to use best management practices or purchase on-farm conservation equipment can now apply for tax credits through the Resource Enhancement and Protection, or REAP, program.  More...

Doctor K

Introduce solid foods for infants at 4-6 months

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve started giving pureed solid foods to my 2-month-old daughter. My sister doesn’t think this is safe. What’s your opinion?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Earnhardt losing streak back on

Here we go again   Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back — back in the midst of a winless streak. More...

MICHIGAN REWIND

Have you heard about Ford lately?

Ford was pretty excited when it notched its 1,000th NASCAR victory Sunday.  After Greg Biffle’s Sprint Cup win at Michigan International Speedway, Ford sent out a flurry of press releases about the landmark triumph. More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple of questions we just had to ask — ourselves

Why was Jeff Gordon running with Bobby Labonte in the first place?  Wow, what happened to the Hendrick team at Michigan?   More...

MUASD passes $19M budget

Mount Union Area School District’s $19 million budget for 2013-14, which was designed without a tax increase, met with unanimous approval by eight board members in attendance at Wednesday night’s meeting.  More...

Borough nixes JC designs

Huntingdon Borough Council has been in favor of Juniata College building a 70-room dormitory along College Avenue; however, during Tuesday night’s regular monthly meeting, they denied the college’s preliminary plans for the project in a 3 More...

Tussey Mt. relayers ‘compete for a cure’

In the nine years the Tussey Mountain Relay For Life has been held, participants have raised over $650,000 to help in the fight against cancer.  Beginning at 10 a.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Official: Philly not liable for private demo work

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city issues demolition permits, but it isn’t responsible for the work done by contractors on private property, Philadelphia officials said Wednesday at the first public hearing on this month’s fatal building More...

Judges consider tossing $60M PSU fund lawsuit

HARRISBURG (AP) — A panel of Pennsylvania judges will soon decide whether to side with the NCAA and throw out a lawsuit filed by a state senator and the state treasurer over the massive fine imposed on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry S More...

Pa. guardsman sues Target over ‘no show’ firing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard has sued Target Corp., saying he was wrongly fired from one of the chain’s Pittsburgh-area stores for violating its “no-call, noshow” policy while he was on a More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Smithfield Bridge closed for repairs

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon County Christian Endeavor union will hold a rally at the First Presbyterian Church, Mount Union, June 21. The Rev. Harold Keen is pastor of the host church.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 20   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Beavers oust Indiana 1-0

OMAHA, Neb. More...

NHL GMs approve rule changes

BOSTON (AP) — Hybrid icing could be on its way to the NHL.  The league’s general managers met Wednesday and embraced many of the changes recommended by the competition committee, including hybrid icing and the mandatory use of visors More...

Plan announced on new arena for Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings and city officials on Wednesday announced a $650 million plan for a new arena development for the NHL team in Detroit’s downtown entertainment and sports district.  More...

People/Pastimes

Saxton resident named winner of American Red Cross drawing

Esther Miller has 1,000 reasons to be glad she came in to donate blood May 31 at the Saxton Fire Hall.  The Saxton resident learned June 13 that she is one of five individuals from across the country to have her name drawn as a winner in the Ame More...

United in Marriage

McMeen-Coulter

Marissa Marie Coulter and James Cunningham McMeen were united in marriage Saturday, June 15, 2013, at The Woodlands Inn, Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Douglas Chapman presided over the 5:30 p.m. ceremony. More...

Cat lovers celebrate favorite pet moments

From adorable peek-a-boo games to outrageous, gravitydefying leaps — cats have a way of bringing much joy and humor to their owners’ lives.  More...

School News

Local students named to spring dean’s list

Three local students were named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.  The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semeste More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is angry, inappropriate parenting

Dear Annie: Our oldest son, “Adam,” lives two hours away with his wife, “Eve,” and their three children. One child, “Hayden,” is Eve’s from a prior relationship. She married Adam when the boy was 3. More...

Horoscope

HOROCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini if born before 1:04 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Sun moves into Cancer. The Moon is in Scorpio if born before 4:18 a.m. (PDT). More...

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