September 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers spend a ‘Day of Caring’

Volunteers clad in purple T-shirts were out in force across the county Wednesday for the 2013 Huntingdon County United Way (HCUW) Day of Caring.  Schools and businesses from across the county, and even neighboring counties, came out to do work, More...

Local News

Despite closure, business supports HCUW

Despite closing its doors tomorrow, a county manufacturing facility’s employees have decided to help advance the common good and live united within their community.  FCI USA Inc. More...

Sculpture dedication

Metal artist Kevin Box, kneeling, and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital maintenance employee Brian Patterson work to install the “Peace Flight” sculpture More...

Mapleton wastewater project awarded CDBG funds

The Mapleton area wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation project will receive $375,224 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). More...

Local Sports

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Bellwood Antis (3-1, 1-0 ICC Gold) at Mount Union (4-0, 1-0 ICC Gold)  Last Week’s Game: Mount Union rushed for over 200 yards while using a 38-point scoring span in the second and third periods to roll past Moshann More...

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (2-2) at Moshannon Valley (1-3), 7 p.m.  More...

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Williamsburg (3-1) at Tussey Mountain (3-1), 7 p.m.  More...

People/Pastimes

Mount Union Area High School Class of 1968

Members of the Mount Union Area High School Class of 1968 gathered to celebrate their 45th class reunion Sept. 25 and 26 at the Blue Juniata VFW Post No. 5754, Mount Union. More...

Saltillo High School Class of 1953 gathers

The Saltillo High School Class of 1953 celebrated its 60th class reunion at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Aug. 12.  Hazel (Campbell) Hershey offered the invocation. More...

Make a home safer for your family

Tips to keep your children safe from a hidden danger

Filled with mesmerizing trinkets and gadgets — your home is a new and exciting world for your small child to explore. But this new world can introduce serious and sometimes surprising safety issues that many parents do not realize are risks. More...

Annie's Mailbox

She likes getting your goat

Dear Annie: I started dating “Zach” 18 months ago and have been living with him for almost a year. Things are perfect except for one thing.  More...

Doctor K

Growling stomach can mean more than simple hunger

DEAR DOCTOR K: Why does my stomach sometimes make growling noises?  DEAR READER: Maybe your stomach is trying to talk to my stomach. My stomach is periodically trying to talk to someone, that’s for sure.  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

A team tussle

In the past two Chase races, Matt Kenseth has beaten Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch to the finish line. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

You don’t have Mild Matt Fever?   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple of questions we just had to ask — ourselves

You preparing for aMatt Kenseth championship speech?GODSPEAK: Not sofast. It sure looks like athree-horse race, andhe’s ahead by a neck,but don’t hand him themicrophone yet. More...

Production ends at FCI USA Inc.

According to officials from FCI USA Inc., production at the Mount Union plant has officially ceased. Sources told The Daily News the last day for all but a few people will be tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 27.  More...

Lake not enrolled in DMAP program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake will not enroll in the state Game Commission’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) this hunting season, specifically along the eastern side of Raystown Lake.  More...

World Alzheimer’s Month raises awareness of caregivers’ needs

September has been designated World Alzheimer’s Month in recognition of the fact that 35 million people and their families are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia worldwide.  More...

State  Free Access 

State exchange to offer among lowest-cost premiums

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania residents who buy health insurance in the federally run online marketplace that opens next week will pay below the national average, and the state ranks 10th-lowest out of 47 for which data were available, accordi More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Kiwanian candidate for district governor

75 Years Ago  A large tractor-trailer truck, operated by Gerald W. Barick of Newport, overturned at Snyder’s Arch rounding the curve to enter the underpass from the east. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 26   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 

Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell healed, ready to run

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell believes he’s a quick healer. Of course, he’d like to stop having to prove it.  More...

Trio of running backs lead Lions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Tigers win AL Central crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Scherzer earned his 21st win and the Detroit Tigers clinched their third straight AL Central title, beating the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on Wednesday night.  Torii Hunter’s single followed a leadoff triple by Austin More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Please help us with your parade  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

The stiffing state

My cousin Mona called me the other day about her husband, Harry, who had came home from work and said:  “We’re spending too much money, Mona. It’s got to stop. We’re going broke.”  “Really? More...

Higher education takes the low road

College lifts us  From the mob,  But not all do  A nifty job.  Before World War II, college was mostly for the rich. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Huntingdon County Dairy Princess named first alternate in state pageant

Huntingdon County’s 2013 dairy princess, Danielle Varner of Shirleysburg, was crowned the First Alternate Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Sept. 21 at the conclusion of a three-day competition and pageant held in Camp Hill.  More...

Fair gate fee to stay same in 2014

Unlike many of their counterparts in fair associations across the state, the sponsors of the Huntingdon County Fair are pleased to report a good financial standing as the fiscal year comes to a close.  More...

Demand grows for shiitake mushrooms

SHREWSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Lucas Jackson and Maeve Mangine shifted plans for a farm centered on a goat dairy after taking a workshop in growing shiitake mushrooms. All it took was logs from their land, mushroom spawn and their labor.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Cancer all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013:  More...

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