December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sen. holds Warriors Mark meeting

Out of session for the calendar year, state Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. More...

Huntingdon Boro. employee cut

Huntingdon Borough Council blind sided borough secretary Karen Foust when it abruptly cut one of her office employees during its monthly meeting earlier this week.  Council member Bradley Hollenbaugh made the motion after an extended debate on w More...

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Services help with holiday stress

During a season in which words like “merry,” “happy” and “jolly” are ever-present parts of everyday conversation, the holidays can be a hard season to endure when dealing with loss.  More...

Wood Township supervisors approve budget during special meeting

Meeting in special session Wednesday evening in Robertsdale, the Wood Township Supervisors unanimously approved a 2014 spending plan which will require no increase in real estate taxes.  Briefly, the advertised 2014 budget includes three categor More...

Winners announced in Robertsdale’s Christmas lighting contest

“There really were no losers, they were all winners.” That was the way Huntingdon County Historical Society executive director Kelley Kroecker described the judging of Robertsdale’s firstever outdoor Christmas lighting contest, cond More...

General News

Preview of movies for 2014

Film buffs may be excited to learn that plenty of highly anticipated films are slated for release in 2014. Here is a look at some of the movies that figure to pack theaters in the year ahead.  January  More...

Caregiver 101: Information you should know

When looking for the perfect caregiver, many families don’t know where to begin. Though the Internet offers a quick solution for finding caregiver information, it can also be a misleading source.  More...

As NORAD Tracks Santa, critics track NORAD

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. and Canadian military will entertain millions of kids again this Christmas Eve with second-by-second updates on Santa’s global whereabouts. But there’s something new this year: public criticism.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penns State faces host Washington

It was more than exhaustion from a hard-fought match against Southern California that brought Washington’s Krista Vansant to tears.  The junior hitter’s career night sent the Huskies home to Seattle for the final push toward the NCAA More...

Wade leads Miami to win over Pacers

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute left and the Miami Heat erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-94 on Wednesday night.  More...

Pens top Rangers in shootout

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have plenty of familiar names up and down their roster. Now they are excelling even with some prominent players on the shelf.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Program could give hunters an incentive to harvest coyotes

Huntingdon County residents who hunt coyotes may get an extra incentive to do so in the future.  The state House of Representatives recently passed a bill, the “coyote incentive program” that would allow the state Game Commission to More...

State adds more than 40 farms to farm preservation program

Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board safeguarded 4,181 additional acres on 41 farms in 21 counties through the state’s nationally renowned farmland preservation program.  More...

4-H Club News

Spring Farms Livestock Club members elected officers for 2014 at their December meeting. More...

Annie's Mailbox

No reason to broadcast friend’s history

Dear Annie: I have a problem, and I’m not sure how my family will react. I’m attracted to transsexuals — well, one in particular — but I’m not gay. More...

Doctor K

Treat hyperthyroidism with one of three options

DEAR DOCTOR K: What are the treatment options for hyperthyroidism? Can you discuss the pros and cons of each one?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 20, 2013:  More...

Plea accepted in murder case

An Altoona man charged with killing his former daughterin law 14 years ago accepted a plea bargain agreement in Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas this morning from Huntingdon County District Attorney George Zanic.  More...

Hospital officials talk PHC4 marks

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released its Hospital Performance Report for 2012 Wednesday and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital officials are pleased their facility fell within the expected range of rates.  More...

Transportation projects approved

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) list during their weekly meeting. More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State lawyer outlines alleged Spanier lies

HARRISBURG (AP) — Former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin said in grand jury testimony released Wednesday that the university’s thenpresident made a series of lies and misleading statements before and after Jerry Sandusky was ar More...

Governor signs child-abuse bills

MECHANICSBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania enacted its first new laws Wednesday in the Legislature’s wide-ranging response to the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals, a step that expands the nearly 20-year-old play More...

Corbett backs gay rights bill on discrimination

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 19

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...

Local Sports

EJ hands Trojans first loss

After being put in a hole in the first quarter, the Mount Union boys’ basketball team clawed its way back to challenge for the win in the fourth quarter against a powerful East Juniata team Wednesday night in Mount Union. More...

Zelanko paces Titans’ 74-63 win over BA

Tussey Mountain received good games from its big three against visiting Bellwood-Antis Wednesday. Luke Zelanko’s 23 points and 14 rebounds helped the Titans to a 74-63 win.  More...

Huntingdon teams sweep No. Cambria

While the Huntingdon boys’ swim team raced to victory in all 11 events Wednesday afternoon, the Bearcat girls had three swimmers with a pair of individual victories apiece and pulled out a win in the 400 freestyle relay to help give Huntingdon More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photos

One of Huntingdon Borough’s best-known landmarks and hiking destinations, “the cliffs” at Taylor Highlands, doesn’t look much different today than it did in this photo estimat More...

Innocent until proven broke

This is my favorite lawyer joke. And, whenever I tell it, it immediately gets a smile or laugh. But when I read Nat Hentoff’s column in the Dec.  More...

A call to action

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  It is with great concern that I write this editorial.  More...

People/Pastimes

First Book Huntingdon marks 10th anniversary

Members of First Book Huntingdon visited students at Mount Union Head Start recently to distribute books to children in recognition of the group’s 10th anniversary.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Bryce Joseph Danish who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. His proud parents are Joe and Keli Danish of Shirleysburg. More...

Juniata Valley seniors hold November meeting

The board of directors and membership meeting of the Juniata Valley Senior Citizens organization was held Nov. 20. More...

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