December 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Walker Twp. budget OK’d

Residents of Walker Township will not see a tax millage increase after the board of supervisors approved its final budget for 2014 during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. More...

Smithfield sidewalk installation debated

Only months after its installation, it appears newly poured sidewalks in Smithfield Township will have to be redone.  The issue was recently discussed by Huntingdon Borough’s water and sewer committee and could become a four-way dispute be More...

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Local News

Todd Township budget adopted

Todd Township Supervisors Matt Barnett, Bruce Lane and chairman Dennis Runk agreed Monday evening to adopt the township’s 2014 operating budget totaling $160,180 in expenditures and $118,762 in revenues. More...

South Africans, World leaders honor Mandela

Associated Press  JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. More...

Huntingdon County Library

As part of the Standing Stone Garden Club and Huntingdon County Historical Society’s Annual Festival of Trees, the library recently decorated the McMurtrie Room. More...

General News

Rising riches: One in five in US reaches affluence

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just the wealthiest 1 percent. Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize influence on America’s economy and politics. More...

Editorial

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Dec. 6

WASHINGTO N — Here’s how area House members voted on major issues in the week ending Dec. 6. The Senate was in recess.  House  More...

The retirement deficit

Deck the halls, this holiday season, with scenes of hunger.  Struggling families all across America now have less food on their tables. Budget cuts that kicked into effect Nov. More...

Just say no to the drug war

Old habits die hard. Take the War on Drugs. Please.  Yes, its momentum has sagged a bit now, what with the Pew Research Center finding that a majority of Americans believe marijuana should be legal. More...

People/Pastimes

Roher descendants gather

The descendants of Joshua and Oliver Roher recently gathered for their annual Christmas reunion at the Saltillo Community Building Nov. 24. A covered dish luncheon was enjoyed by all. More...

Friends of the Woods distribute gifts

Friends of the Woods, auxiliary to Westminster Woods retirement community, held its bimonthly business meeting Dec. 5 in the Commons dining room, which was festively decorated for the Christmas holiday. More...

Holiday car shopping made easy

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year to purchase a new car. While driving one off the lot can be exhilarating, many consumers wonder if they bought the perfect car at the best price. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There are different types of jealousy

Dear Annie: I’ve been employed for two months at a large retail outlet and have gotten to know many of the people who work there.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013:  More...

Area projects get funding

Transportation bill brings extra $11 million to county

A full list of projects to be impacted by the passage of a state transportation funding package has been released and, as a result, Huntingdon County will see an influx of projects.  The list was provided to The Daily News by state Sen. More...

Songwriters showcase talent

If there are budding musicians in Huntingdon County who want to sharpen their skills before a live audience, Boxer’s Café is the place to be the first Wednesday of each month.  More...

Cat restrictions in place at humane society

Cats make excellent companion animals and can give their owners years of affection, but the issue of overpopulation has caused restrictions on the number of cats being accepted currently at the Huntingdon County Humane Society, 11371 Schoolhouse Holl More...

State  Free Access 

Students’ robotic arm can make you stronger

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds. More...

Flight 93 crash site valued at $1.5 million

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, is worth more than the government paid for it but far less than the former owner claimed, according to a commission report released Monday.  More...

Norcross doubles holdings in Philly newspapers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Political powerbroker George Norcross is now the majority owner of the city’s two largest newspapers, although a rival holds equal power under their managing partnership.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bears retire Ditka’s No. 89

CHICAGO (AP) — It was Mike Ditka’s day in Illinois — and his night at Soldier Field.  Gov. More...

Bears romp over Cowboys

CHICAGO (AP) — Neither the brutal cold nor the league’s worst defense could stop Josh McCown and the Chicago Bears.  McCown threw for a careerhigh four touchdowns, and the Bears scored on their first eight possessions to grab a share More...

Steelers searching for motivation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Troy Polamalu didn’t want to talk about it.  More...

Chatter Box

Two weeks until Christmas

Two weeks from today, we’ll be celebrating Christmas Eve. Can you believe it? I often hear folks say they have so much to do to get ready for Christmas — baking, shopping, wrapping, etc. More...

Healthy Living

THE BASICS OF BOOSTING METABOLISM

Men and women looking to shed a few pounds and keep those pounds off often look for ways to boost their metabolisms. More...

THE NUTRITIVE POWER OF APPLES

Who has not heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? It may seem unlikely that one fruit could be so effective at maintaining good health, but apples really are a super food.   More...

Doctor K

Spouse’s support has positive effects during illness

DEAR DOCTOR K: I read about a study that said married cancer patients do better than those who aren’t married. Why does marriage have such a positive effect?  More...

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