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Doe licenses available for purchase Monday

It’s often said the early bird gets the worm but, in this case, it means the “early bird” will have a better chance of obtaining an anterless deer license if they take advantage of the first round of sales, set to take place beginni More...

Local News

Underwater camera fundraising continues

With the summer recreational season at Raystown Lake in full swing, efforts to raise funds to purchase a VideoRay underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV) continue. More...

Three Springs community watch meeting set

THREE SPRINGS BORO. — A community watch meeting will be held for Three Springs Borough residents at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the First Baptist Church, Hudson Street, Three Springs. All are welcome to attend. More...

Blood donors needed

HUNTINGDON CO. — The need for all blood types is constant and ongoing. All community members are encouraged to make an appointment to donate blood in the days and weeks ahead. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon claims crown with 11-4 win

Mount Union came back from the loser’s bracket in the 11-12 year-old District 11 allstar tournament to secure a rematch at Huntingdon in the final Friday. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Djokovic, Murray to square off in men’s final

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic might win Wimbledon this year. More...

Yankees win fifth straight

NEW YORK (AP) — Vernon Wells singled in the winning run with one out in the ninth inning, helping a marvelous Ivan Nova and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night for their season high-tying fifth straight win.  More...

Pirates rebound, beat Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Whether he earns an invitation or not, Francisco Liriano at least is pitching like an All-Star.  The arm problems and struggles that weighed him down in recent seasons appear to be behind him. More...

Religion News

Women’s Christian Temperance Union holds 130th convention

The annual Women’s Christian Temperance Union held its 130th annual convention at St. Matthews United Church of Christ, Entriken, June 11.  More...

John Paul II cleared for sainthood

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.  More...

Local Vacation Bible Schools planned

15th Street United Methodist Church, 1500 Moore St., Huntingdon, will host “SonWest Round Up” Vacation Bible School from 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12. Children ages 3 through 5th grade are welcome to attend. More...

Special Sections

HPD contract given approval

Police officers joining the Huntingdon Borough Police Department in the future will be earning $49,056 per year, if the officers of the department approve their proposed contract between the borough. The previous starting salary was $42,400.  More...

Shift coming for education

Elementary education across the state is about to undergo a seismic shift in curriculum and content as the state transitions into the new Pennsylvania Common Core Standards.  More...

Serving community needs

Local schools provide range of educational opportunities

Last week, The Daily News published an article on the role of community colleges in general. More...

HRFR host of annual firefighters’ convention

Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel from 19 volunteer fire companies and nine ambulance services in Huntingdon County will converge on the county seat beginning tomorrow night for the start of the annual Huntingdon County More...

State  Free Access 

Appalachian Trail hiker rescued in central Pa.

LEBANON (AP) — Emergency responders rescued a dehydrated and exhausted hiker on the Appalachian Trail in central Pennsylvania.  Responders say it took several hours to evacuate the hiker Friday morning from Second Mountain near Lebanon. More...

World  Free Access 

Prince Harry qualifies as chopper commander

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s defense ministry says Prince Harry has qualified to command an Apache attack helicopter — the culmination of his training over the last three years.  Harry, known as Capt. More...

General News

Chicago’s Field Museum reorganizes amid money woes

CHICAGO (AP) — Matt von Konrat is animated as he talks about a plant specimen pulled from the vast botanical collection at the Field Museum of Natural History. More...

Sites for lesser-known presidents face budget issues

PINEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Supporters of a North Carolina museum honoring James K. More...

Here, only goats can prevent airport fires

Last month, officials at San Francisco International Airport hired a herd of part-time employees to toil on the west side of the property and engage in an unusual — but environmentally friendly — form of fire prevention.  Anyone look More...

People/Pastimes

Local woman completes studies at Clarion

Amy Slicker was a member of the 2013 graduating class of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, May 18. She earned a master of science degree in speech language pathology.  More...

Births

Lacrisha Fisher and Christopher Bennett of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Cadence Bennett, April 10, 2013, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Staying afloat

Boy Scout Troop 28 hosts annual float

Members of Boy Scout Troop 28 scouts recently held their annual “make something you hope will float” activity followed by a picnic and summer Court of Honor.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

‘Sometime in the future’ could be very distant indeed

Dear Annie: My friend “Don” has spent a few days with me at the family beach house the past three summers in a row. The second year, he hinted about going again and was very pleased when I asked him back. More...

Doctor K

Strength training is important

DEAR DOCTOR K: I exercise regularly, running or playing tennis several times a week. I’d like to add strength training to my routine. Anything I should know before I start?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 8, 2013:  More...

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