December 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax hike likely in Huntingdon Boro.

While Huntingdon Borough Council made a motion to adopt an ordinance to not raise taxes next year, it’s likely the board will revisit the issue in January during its reorganization meeting and very possibly raise taxes.  More...

Bill will benefit area’s dirt roads

The transportation funding packaged passed in the state is well-known to have benefited paved roads and bridges as well as an array of other modes of transportation, but it will also benefit some of the state’s dirt and gravel roads.  More...

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Local News

JVSD, Petersburg area without phone service

Due to an act of vandalism and the theft of phone cable along the Juniata Valley Pike, the Juniata Valley School District and area residents are without phone service this morning.  More...

Huntingdon boy recovering from accidental shooting

The Daily News has received an update on the young man who was accidentally shot while hunting Dec. 14.  “He’s still in (UPMC Altoona),” said Ottie Skipper. More...

Police Log

Theft   SHIRLEY TWP. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating a report of an unknown person who allegedly removed gasoline from a vehicle at Taylor’s Body Shop between 5 p.m. Dec. 11 and 2 p.m. Dec. 12. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Hook & Ladder chief named

75 Years Ago James E. VanZandt, Congressman-elect, announced appointment of Thomas Sheridan, 40, Curwensville, and Peggy Cullinson, Washington, D.C More...

Business News

Dodge, Price Motor Sales raise funds for area school

Calvary Christian Academy students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser recently raised $2,100 for the school’s senior class. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Dec. 2, 2013  Larry Querry, Larry D. Querry, Connie E. Querry, Joseph Querry, Joseph H. Querry, Barbara Querry, Robert A. Querry by agent/attorney-in-fact, Maggie Edgell as agent/attorney-infact, Judy Querry Fitzkee, Judy A. More...

Local Sports

Doc Greene Tournament:

Juniata wins defensive battle with Nazareth

Juniata senior guard Jeremy Hays hit a short baseline runner with just three seconds left to cap an outstanding tournament and earn the Eagles a hard-fought 57-56 victory over Nazareth in the championship game of the 22nd annual Doc Greene Tournament More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Titans roll; Rockets and Trojans beaten

McConnellsburg stunned visiting Tussey Mountain at the start of Tuesday evening’s Inter-County Conference South Division and Sideling Hill League contest by taking advantage of Titan turnovers and quickly building a 6-0 lead. More...

High School Wrestling:

Trojans rip Hornets; Rockets, Titans fall

Mount Union/Juniata Valley It was a matchup of polar opposites Tuesday evening when the Mount Union wrestling team made the short trip to Alexandria More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Fresh coconut craze

Dear Heloise: I enjoyed meeting you at an event in Houston. I love fresh COCONUT, but after I drain the coconut and crack the shell, it takes major surgery to get the meat out. There has got to be an easier way to do it. Any suggestions? More...

Special Sections

State Sen. to host final town hall meeting of 2013  Free Access 

WARRIORS MARK TWP. — State Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. will hold a town hall meeting from 6-7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Warriors Mark Fire Hall, 4571 Fire Hall Lane. More...

Conservation rundown given

Huntingdon County Conservation District director Andy Patterson gave the county commissioners a rundown of how the district’s programs fared over the course of 2013. More...

Chamber members address Medicaid

As the provisions of the Affordable Care Act roll out, the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce has asked its members to complete a survey about Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania.  “We did a survey that covered several different areas o More...

Supervisors OK Smithfield budget

The Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors voted to adopt its proposed budget during a special meeting Tuesday morning.  The budget includes a onemill increase to help rebuild the general fund which is hovering around $64,000.  More...

State  Free Access 

Judge opts against testimony in Penn State case

HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge on Tuesday directed prosecutors and lawyers for three former Penn State administrators to make their cases in writing as he weighs claims that the defendants’ legal rights were so badly violated that charges they More...

World  Free Access 

AP survey: US income gap is holding back economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn’t bad just for individuals.  It’s hurting the U.S. economy.  More...

Fed likely to maintain bond-buying pace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is this week when the Federal Reserve finally slows its aggressive stimulus for the economy? More...

Disappointing vitamin news

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills didn’t protect aging men’s brains or help heart attack survivors.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 18   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

A Christmas present for the community

Part 5 For over a decade following the disastrous Dec. 11, 1936, Liberty Theatre fire at Robertsdale, the citizens of the former coal mining hamlet were without a cinema More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Keith leads Blackhawks to 3-1 win over Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Warriors top short-handed Pelicans

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry had 28 points and 12 assists, David Lee added 21 points and 17 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 104-93 on Tuesday night in Andre Iguodala’s long-awaited return. More...

Michigan State rolls over North Florida

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Adreian Payne scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half and fifth-ranked Michigan State rolled to a victory over North Florida on Tuesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Van Buskirk-Hermann

Mya Hermann and Taylor Van Buskirk were united in marriage Oct. 19, 2013, at the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church, 508 Mifflin St., Huntingdon. The Rev. Stanley Bhaskar presided over the 2 p.m. ceremony. More...

Happy Birthday

A NEW TEEN IN TOWN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Hannah Alysabeth Deline who turns 13 years old today, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Her proud parents are Terry and Barbara Deline of Cassville.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 11! Happy birthday wishes go out to Elizabeth Kay Kyle who turns 11 years old today, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Ellie is the daughter of Keith and Cady Kyle and the big sister of Charlotte, all of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Parents need to teach compassion, responsibility ANNIE

Dear Annie: I just finished watching a piece on the news about young people assaulting others and calling it a game. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Cancer if born before 10:48 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013:  More...

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