November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Housing nonprofit grant is denied

Despite the denial of a request from the Center for Community Action (CCA) to apply for a $250,000 grant by Huntingdon Borough Council earlier this week, agency representatives plan to look at other funding avenues.  The grant would be used to r More...

Leaders learn details of new firefighter act

In the final Huntingdon County Council of Government meeting of the year, participating municipality representatives heard information from a local insurance agent about the state’s Firefighter Cancer Presumption Act and what municipalities are More...

Local News

Correction

A story about Alexandria Borough election results published in the Nov. 18 edition of The Daily News inadvertently omitted the name of the candidate elected to the position of minority inspector of elections. More...

One preliminary hearing in central court

A preliminary hearing was held in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday for a Newton Hamilton man charged with overnight accommodations not permitted, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.&nbs More...

Former Huntingdon man pleads on day of trial

A former Huntingdon man charged with a felony 3 charge of criminal mischief and other related charges decided to forego his one-day jury trial Wednesday morning in a session of Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas and pleaded guilty to a lesser ch More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Aughwick Creek passes flood stage

75 Years Ago One hundred and fifty “Y” workers of the South Mountain district, representing clubs in Conamaugh, Orbisonia, Burnham, Williamsburg, Smithfield, Huntingdon and Marklesburg took part in a rally held in the First Presbyterian C More...

Local Sports

District 5-A Championship Preview:

Titans take aim at District Five title

Tussey Mountain looks to repeat history Friday night when it takes on Berlin for the District 5-A championship at Bedford High School. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.  More...

College Women’s Basketball:

Juniata sets scoring mark in rout of Frostburg

The Juniata College women’s basketball team set a school record for scoring when it routed Frostburg State University 111- 58 in its home opener at the Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center Wednesday night. More...

College Men’s Basketball:

Eagles hold off Devils

In a key early-season matchup, the Juniata College men’s basketball team held on for a strong win over Dickinson College, 68-66, to improve to 2-1 on the year. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Too much government

In a recent interview with the Altoona Mirror, Gov. More...

Our Readers Write

American Education Week

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  This week is American Education Week, and it’s a good time to remind everyone just how important public education is to Pennsylvania’s students.  More...

Negative attacks

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  A few weeks ago, I launched my re-election campaign, whereupon I made it very clear that I would not run a negative campaign. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Fair’s market steer tag day planned Saturday

4-H and FFA members who wish to show a market steer at the 2014 Huntingdon County Fair must tag their steers from 8-11 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds.  More...

Project aims to breed beans resistant to climate stresses

With support from a $5 million grant from the U.S. More...

Extension looks to expand education for well users

Penn State Extension is looking for volunteers to take part in its Master Well Owner Network, according to a water resources expert in the University’s College of Agricultural Sciences.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Cancer if born before 3:56 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Crucial funding package passed

In a vote Wednesday, the state Senate voted 43-7 to pass the $2.3 billion House Bill 1060.  More...

Penelec offers deal to UWUA workers

Huntingdon County Penelec customers’ electric service should not be affected if the 140 FirstEnergy Penelec employees of Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 180 do not ratify a new contract by 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. More...

Trolley museum to offer holiday festivities

Despite the loss of a longstanding tradition in Orbisonia and Rockhill boroughs, Christmas — and maybe even the man in the big red suit — will still be coming to the twin boroughs.  While the Christmas in Our Hometown events will not More...

State  Free Access 

State Senate approves $2.3B transportation bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania state senators gave their approval Wednesday to a major transportation spending proposal that proponents hope will end a long journey to modernize travel in the state and stem its rising backlog of bridges, highwa More...

Schools see threefold jump in sports fees

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania public schools are three times more likely to charge students to participate in sports than they were three years ago, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.  More...

World  Free Access 

Tips for picking the right mulch

Compost or mulch? People often confuse the two, although each fulfills a different function in gardening.  Which one you want depends on your needs.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 21   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 

James and Bosh help Heat extend streak to five

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

College Women’s Basketball:

Lucas’ 17 leads Lions past Bucknell 92-49

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. More...

College Men’s Basketball:

Ohio State holds off American; Baylor edges Charleston

Ohio St. 63, American 52  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amir Williams scored a careerhigh 16 points and Shannon Scott added 13 to lead No. More...

People/Pastimes

HCCPASR holds final meeting of year

The Huntingdon County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (HCCPASR) held its final meeting for 2013 Nov. 13 at the 15th Street United Methodist Church, Huntingdon. More...

Men’s Prayer Breakfast planned for November

The Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Fellowship will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in the social area of the Newton Hamilton United Methodist Church, Church Street, Newton Hamilton.  More...

Births

Nathan and Autumn Starr of Neelyton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nolan James Starr, Nov. 16, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg. At birth, Nolan weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20.5 inches in length. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This could be something more serious

Dear Annie: Over the past 10 years, I have noticed that my sister’s memory has become very confused. She often has false memories, believing something that happened to a friend or celebrity actually happened to her. More...

Doctor K

Modify toddler’s diet and habits to treat constipation

DEAR DOCTOR K: My toddler has frequent constipation, and I have been giving him milk of magnesia about once a week. More...

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