December 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

In-flight cellphones queried

A local Congressional representative has introduced legislation that would work to block a move by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deregulate the use of cellphones on airplanes.  More...

Latest storm expected to hit county Saturday

County residents will probably need to get out their snowblowers and snow shovels this weekend, as the biggest storm so far this season is expected to hit the county Saturday.  The National Weather Service (NWS) bureau in State College has issue More...

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Local News

Saxton Council members adopt budget

During a special meeting Thursday evening, Saxton Borough Council adopted the borough’s 2014 operating budget. Tentative approval was given during a special meeting held in October.  More...

Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority budget adopted

In a short meeting of the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority Thursday night, the board adopted its 2014 budget with two changes on the expense side.  More...

Area brief

Huntingdon Lions Club to have Meals on Wheels Program for Christmas   HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon Lions Club, thanks to the help of the dietary services department at J.C. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 13   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Dec. 14   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Shark Shootout in 25th year

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — In the late 1980s, Greg Norman wanted to put together a golf tournament with a relaxed atmosphere and unique team format to benefit children’s charities.  More...

New Boise coach signs

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State and new head football coach Bryan Harsin have agreed to the terms of a five-year contract worth $6.5 million.  University officials released the term sheet signed by Harsin a day after the former Broncos wal More...

Blatche and Johnson lead Nets to win

NEW YORK (AP) — Andray Blatche and Joe Johnson each scored 21 points in the Brooklyn Nets’ 102-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, making Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett winners in their first matchup with Doc Rivers More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Bumbarger-Winfield

Amber Winfield and Brock Bumbarger were united in marriage Aug. 24, 2013, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Huntingdon. The Rev. Michael Childs presided over the 3 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Happy Anniversary

Local couple celebrates 60th anniversary

William and Shirley (Lane) Hamman of McVeytown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 3, 2013.  More...

Special Occasions

Dec. 10, 2013   Happy belated birthday wishes go out to Cindy Knott of Alexandria who celebrated her birthday, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Happy birthday, Cindy!   More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Find the pen  Tired of looking for a pen or pencil at the bottom of my purse, I repurposed an eyeglasses case. I can fit six pens in it comfortably, and it is much easier to find than a single pen.   Prevent car starting problems  More...

Annie's Mailbox

You heart was in the right place

Dear Annie: Both my husband and I are on our second marriages. We have tried very hard to get along with our exes, to no avail. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Taurus if born before 10:41 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013:  More...

Alleged robbery lands two in jail

Although very few details were available at press time, The Daily News confirmed an alleged robbery took place at the Nittany Minit Mart along Route 22 in Wayne Township, Mifflin County, late Thursday night.  More...

Plan shows drug use trends

The Huntingdon County Commissioners met with local directors of human service agencies during a public hearing Thursday on the county’s human services plan. More...

MU Festival of Trees begins today

Members of the Mount Union Art Guild decked out their “Sounds of Christmas” tree Thursday night in preparation for 19th annual Festival of Trees and Wreaths in Mount Union which begins to More...

State  Free Access 

Complete statewide school grade data released

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania school officials gave mixed reviews of their grades under a new system that state officials say will help parents, administrators and the public to assess and improve student achievement.  More...

Worker took bribes for driver’s licenses

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former state driver’s license examiner has been charged with taking bribes from immigrants, mostly from the Asian country of Bhutan, who were given licenses without having to pass driving tests.  Marvin Mills, 56, More...

Pittsburgh cops to offer domestic violence surveys

PITTSBURGH (AP) — City police will soon begin giving victims of domestic violence an 11-question survey that seeks to predict the likelihood that they could be killed by their partner.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Housing development planned for Oneida Twp.

75 Years Ago  The announcement The Daily News would again this year sponsor a Christmas lighting contest in Huntingdon and its suburbs was graciously received. More...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Trojans down Titans; Hornets and Rockets lose

Mount Union 70, Tussey Mountain 12   Mount Union kept its early-season trend of getting matches over quickly at home Thursday against Tussey Mountain. More...

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Trojans romp at Glendale

Tynita White turned in a great night under the rim, collecting a double-double with 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Trojans to a 58-34 Inter-County Conference North win over Glendale in Flinton Thursday.  More...

Juniata’s Felus second-team All-American

The accolades continue to pour in for Juniata College football’s Brandon Felus (Columbia). The senior captain was named a Second-Team All- American by BeyondSportsNetwork.com Thursday. More...

Press Club

HCCTC fosters leaders at conference

SkillsUSA has been encouraging leadership for many years now through the yearly SkillsUSA Central Region Leadership Conference in Gettysburg. Bright and early Nov. More...

Children’s author visits Juniata Valley

Prior to Thanksgiving break, students at Juniata Valley Elementary School welcomed visiting author Laurence Pringle. Pringle joined Juniata Valley for family reading night and a day at school to talk about his career and read with the students. More...

Titan girls battle in powder puff game

On Nov. 14, junior and senior girls at Tussey Mountain High School met for a powder puff football game. This was the second year that Tussey held a powder puff game. Juniors and seniors opposed each other in the game. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Deck the halls ... and tables

Dear Heloise: Here are a few of my favorite tips for HOLIDAY DECORATING: — Replace table lamps with small, lit Christmas trees. — Take photos of your holiday decorating (Heloise here: for easier reassembly next year). More...

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