December 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

TMSD residents enjoy meal

The sounds of Christmas music filled the cafeteria of the Tussey Mountain Junior-Senior High School late Sunday afternoon as residents of the school district sat down to a delicious roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  More...

Tax increase proposed in Smithfield Township

The Smithfield Township proposed budget will be voted on at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 17. More...

Local News

Cassville boy injured in accidental shooting

State police at Huntingdon reported an accidental shooting incident that occurred around 9 a.m. More...

TDN to publish all lucky hunter photos Dec. 20

Lucky hunters are invited to share photos of their deer for publication in The Daily News. There are a few guidelines which must be followed in order to submit photos. More...

News of Yesteryear

Newton-Wayne Fire Co. marks historic occasion

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania led the nation in reduction of highway facilities during the first 10 months of 1938 with a drop of 719 automobile deaths on the road over the corresponding period in 1937, the revenue department claimed.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 16   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Dolphins upset Patriots; Cowboys blow big lead

The New England Patriots didn’t have one more miracle finish in their repertoire.  They came close Sunday, but reserve safety Michael Thomas, playing in his first NFL game, intercepted Tom Brady’s fourthdown pass in the end zone with More...

Steelers top Bengals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For all their precocious talent, the Cincinnati Bengals are still trying to figure out this “winningin December- and- beyond” thing.  The Pittsburgh Steelers provided another important lesson along the way for More...

Vikings shock Eagles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles were soaring toward the playoffs. Matt Cassel and the Minnesota Vikings just made their flight path a bit bumpier.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Helping a loved one adapt to a nursing home

Many older men and women find the transition to a nursing home somewhat difficult. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mom is more apt to listen to priest

Dear Annie: I am 14 years old and facing a dilemma. My father isn’t particularly religious, but my mother is a strict Catholic, and my older sister and brother have been confirmed. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Gemini if born before 10:17 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013:  More...

First major snow blankets county

Although the flakes started falling later than forecasted Saturday morning, the first real snow of the season dumped at least seven inches on landscapes across the county before it was all over late Saturday night.  While it created a winter won More...

Christmas welcomed in MU

Despite heavy snowfall Saturday, the Mount Union community ushered in the Christmas season with several events that helped spread holiday cheer.  The 19th annual Festival of Trees and Wreaths, held at the Mount Union Presbyterian Church, corner More...

Fire guts attic area of Henderson Twp. home

Emergency crews from several volunteer fire companies in Huntingdon and Mifflin counties responded to a structure fire in Henderson Township at 11:57 p.m. Sunday night.  More...

State  Free Access 

Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal. More...

Gov. race gets start at Pa. Society gathering in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — The race for Pennsylvania’s next governor got its unofficial start inside the hotels and private clubs of midtown Manhattan on Saturday.  More...

General News

Changes ordered for college loans for gay couples

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students in same-sex marriages will be treated the same as their straight married classmates when it comes to federal college loan applications, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, in a shift that reflects this year’s More...

Local Sports

’Cats crown 3, win team title

High School Wrestling:

The Huntingdon wrestling team advanced five wrestlers to the finals, crowned three champions and placed 12 of it 14 entries to capture the team title at the annual Sheetz Tournament at Penn Cambria High School over the weekend.  More...

Nittany Lions rip Buckeyes

College Wrestling:

True freshman Zain Retherford (Benton) sparked Penn State with an upset victory over No. 1 Logan Stieber at 141 to lead the Penn State wrestling team to a 31-6 win over No. 6 Ohio State in Rec Hall Sunday. More...

People/Pastimes

A showcase of talent

Members of the Huntingdon Dance Co, front row, from the left, Hannah Garman, Amanda Gwinn, Carley Mykut, Kendra Wertz; middle row, Rachael Gwinn, Hailey Banks, Victoria Wiser, Jaelyn Mitchell, Julia More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday to Caylee Jo Thompson who turns 2 years old today, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Her proud parents are Jason Thompson of James Creek and Heather Thompson of Huntingdon. More...

Ultimate guy’s gift guide for under $25

Whether it’s friends or family, finding the right gift for the men in your life can be a challenge.  More...

Hints from Heloise

No chewing at table

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s Sound Off, about using CHEWING TOBACCO in public:  More...

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