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TM board members reorganize for year

A new member of the Tussey Mountain School Board was sworn in and a new vice president chosen during the school district’s reorganizational session Monday evening at the high school. More...

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The Washington House in Huntingdon was one of the most popular boarding houses in the region at one time. More...

Four cases moved to higher court

Four preliminary hearings were held Tuesday morning in Huntingdon County Central Court.  Magisterial District Judge Mary Jamison sided with the commonwealth and bound all four cases over for a later session of the Huntingdon County Court of Comm More...

World  Free Access 

For critics of Common Core, educational folly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics are relentless in warning about what they see as the folly of the new Common Core academic standards, designed to prepare students for college or a job by the time they graduate from high school.  More...

Asian nations dominate international test

WASHINGTON (AP) — American students once again lag behind many of their Asian and European peers on a global exam, a continuing trend that often is blamed on child poverty and a diverse population in U.S. schools.  More...

Local Sports

OUTDOOR DIARY

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to a technical glitch, this Outdoor Diary was not available to run in Tuesday’s paper. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused)  Deer 101   More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

A big thank you  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  I would like to thank all my campaign team for a wonderful season, which includes my family and friends. More...

Op-Ed

Parents and schools must work together

Last month, much was going on in the schools. The honoring of those who have served our country, the celebrating of autumn, the learning about Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving were a few of the events. More...

Teachers: My paycheck, my politics

While political partisanship divides us more and more, one thing we can agree on is the right to support who we want, when we want. No one can force us to give to a political organization or candidate we disagree with — right?  Wrong. More...

People/Pastimes

Preparing a ‘Winter Wonderland’ Festival of Trees

Standing Stone Garden Club member Paula Mohler creates holiday decorations from fresh greens to be sold at the 25th annual Festival of Trees, “Winter Wonderland,” which will be held from More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mason Ethan Duckett who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Mason is the son of Rodnise Roher of Three Springs. He is the grandson of Rodney and Carol Roher of Three Springs. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lelynd Reed Gearhart who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. His proud parents are Heather Guiliante and Brad Gearhart of Mount Union. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Friend deserves apology after being excluded ANNIE

Dear Annie: My 58-year-old mother has a best friend whom she has known since they were both 5 years old. We call her “Aunt Marsha.” She’s been at all of our weddings and holidays. More...

Doctor K

‘Functional dyspepsia’ is explained

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I have “functional dyspepsia.” Medications haven’t helped. Could something more serious be wrong?  More...

Special Sections

Hospitals’ talks may benefit area

Last week, PinnacleHealth and Penn State Hershey Medical Center announced they are “broadening their talks of an existing strategic relationship.”  More...

Councilman steps down after 35 years

Longtime Saxton Borough Councilman William “Bill” Kelly will preside over his last council meeting tonight. After 35 years, he said it’s time to step down. More...

Parents air concerns over co-op

The Huntingdon Area School Board held a special meeting Wednesday to let concerned parents and coaches voice their opinions on a possible soccer co-op with the Mount Union Area School District.  More...

Mount Union tax hike approved

Mount Union’s first tax increase in over 20 years will go into effect at the start of the new year.  Borough council took a vote on the increase, which raises the property tax rate by two mills, at Wednesday night’s meeting while als More...

State  Free Access 

Transportation chief defends new road revenue

HARRISBURG (AP) — Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch said Wednesday that opposition to a new law that raises billions of dollars in higher fees and taxes to fund transportation needs has not surprised him, and has been countered by support f More...

Judge: I can’t help candidate left off ballot

MEADVILLE (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge ruled he has no jurisdiction to order a new election or otherwise rectify the fact that a township supervisor candidate’s name was mistakenly left off the general election ballot.  More...

Florida woman’s handshake art displayed in state

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Artist Holly Hanessian of Tallahassee, Fla., has immortalized more than 1,000 handshakes in clay, creating unique casts that bear the imprints of two sets of fingers. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County to receive first measurable snow of season

75 Years Ago  Wounded more than two weeks ago while hunting bear, Leon Blakeslee, 45, Erie, died in a Warren hospital. Blakeslee was shot Nov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 5   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 

Women’s Basketball:

Notre Dame handles Nittany Lions 77-67

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach Coquese Washington admitted to being nervous in the days leading up to the Lady Lions’ game against No. More...

Maryland overcomes Ohio State

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Maryland overcame a shaky first half to beat Ohio State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.  More...

Tarheels knock off Spartans

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wednesday night, giving the Tar Heels another impressive victory in their inconsistent season.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Farm Bureau members attend annual state meeting

The 63rd annual meeting of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau was held Nov. 18-20 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. Each year, policies are discussed by Farm Bureau members from across the state. More...

SHC FFA member awarded American Degree

Kalee Anderson, a member of the Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter in Three Springs was recently awarded the American FFA Degree at the 2013 National FFA Convention and Expo Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 in Louisville, Ky.  More...

Webinar to examine economic impacts of shale development

The economic impact of Marcellus Shale natural gas development in counties where the most drilling is occurring is the subject of a Web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension.  “Marcellus Shale and Local Economic Activity: More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Aquarius,  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013:  More...

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