December 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County budget set without a tax hike

The Huntingdon County Commissioners held a special meeting to approve the 2014 budget Monday morning. The budget does not include a tax increase and the meeting was sparsely attended. More...

Consumers warned of phishing

The holidays are a time of year to relax and be worry free, but one thing consumers should always be on the lookout for are scammers trying steal identities. U.S. Sen. More...

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Christmas

Spending meaningful moments over money

Growing up, the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas was my favorite time of year. Like most children, I looked forward to Santa’s visit, but it was the magic of the season that enchanted me from the start.  More...

The gift of generosity:

Huntingdon County communities come together to purchase underwater camera

While the holiday season is generally thought as the time of giving, the gift of giving for one area project is ongoing.  To date, over $100,000 has been raised toward the purchase of a VideoRay underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) camera sy More...

Memories, my real Christmas gifts

As a child, gifts are sometimes all that matters at Christmastime. There’s always the latest electronic item or fad someone thinks they just have to have, and growing up, I was no different.  More...

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Six geezers laying? Holidays bring on song botches

NEW YORK (AP) — Milk and spiders? Nine lazy Hansons? Sleep in heavenly peas?  It's that time of year: holiday music time. And with holiday music comes all the strange and twisted things we sometimes think we're hearing.  More...

Decorator of wild tree remains Christmas mystery

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — It’s part Christmas miracle, part holiday mystery.  About this time every year, for at least the last half-dozen or so, someone has been decorating a small evergreen tree in the foothills above Ogden — carefu More...

Last season for Christmas house

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Snow blanketed East Dale Street last Sunday as a group of neighbors crowded around the “Christmas house" to sing carols and celebrate a light display tradition going back more than three decades.  More...

Local Sports

High School Boys' Basketball:

Bearcats upset Trojans 57-46

Huntingdon and Mount Union went at it on the hardwood Friday night and the underdogs were the team that came ready to play. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Bellefonte hands Rockets 42-29 non-league loss

Bellefonte used a big advantage on the boards and a 15-point effort from Jess Book to deny visiting Southern Huntingdon its first win of the season Monday evening with a 42-29 non-league victory. More...

Hornets handle Raiders

Juniata Valley’s boys dominated the first 14-plus minutes of Monday’s game with visiting Bellefonte. The Hornets built a big advantage, then weathered a sloppy second half to record a 67-49 victory over Bellefonte.  More...

People/Pastimes

Modern spin on Christmas classics

Traditional goodies always add a touch of sweetness to the holidays.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Brendan Garrett Wissinger who turned 13 years old Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. His proud parents are Samuel and Mary Lu Wissinger of Mount Union. Brendan has a twin brother, Cameron, who is an angel in Heaven.  More...

Holiday season sparkle

The holiday season is filled with a whirlwind of parties and special events. Be prepared to head out the door and look your best all evening long with these beauty tips.  More...

Healthy Living

EXERCISE BENEFITS THE BRAIN, TOO

Regular exercise can bene.t the body in many ways, helping men and women maintain healthier weights and lower their risks for developing potentially deadly diseases. More...

CLEAN PRODUCE PROPERLY TO AVOID CONTAMINANTS

The demand for fresh produce has increased in recent years as more people are turning to fresh fruits and vegetables for their nutritional value. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013:  More...

An unusual phenomenon

Lower levels, weather cause ice circles on Raystown Lake

If anyone had the chance to visit a particular part of Raystown Lake this past weekend, they may have stumbled across a curious and rare site, namely ice circles. More...

Shirley Twp. supervisor recognized

Longtime Shirley Township Supervisor Nevin Love recently was honored by fellows officials and township staff during an informal luncheon to mark the conclusion of his service to the board. More...

Honorable mention

Though this greeting card, submitted by Sierra Gardner, a student at Juniata Valley High School, was not selected as a winner for the school greeting card contest, the judges were struck by the skill More...

Local News

Police Log

Burglary   ROCKHILL BORO. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating a report of someone who tried to pry open the rear door of the Rockhill Borough Building between 5 p.m. Dec. 14 and 9:30 a.m. Dec. 15. More...

Santa comes to Smithfield

The children and senior citizens of Smithfield received a special treat Sunday from Santa Claus and the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Co. and auxiliary members. More...

Huntingdon — Through the Years

My childhood Christmas list

December may very well be my favorite month of the year! More...

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Pittsburgh hotel tree melds art, industry

PITTSBURGH (AP) — "A tree this cool deserves to be admired," says the sign accompanying the 16-foot-tall holiday tree in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel, Downtown.  It also deserves a second look.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Riddlesburg bar a complete loss after fire

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon received an informal visit from what may prove to be the latest thing in steam locomotives. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 24   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Columnist, ghostly visitor recall childhood memories of Christmases past

The snow was lightly falling as Brother Zach and the ABT columnist began our trek north to Robertsdale on the rusting rails of the EBT. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Beef O’Brady Bowl:

ECU downs Ohio 37-20

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ohio started slowly, and then surged into the lead. It faded down the stretch in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, making the whole game very much like the Bobcats’ season.  More...

Miami downs Hawks in OT

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 38 points, Michael Beasley made two free throws with 9.2 seconds left to put Miami up for good, and the Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks 121-119 in overtime on Monday night.  More...

Senators end Pens’ streak with 5-0 win

OTTAWA (AP) — Craig Anderson made 27 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Ottawa Senators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0 on Monday.  The game was close after two periods but the Senators dominated the Penguins in the th More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write Sometimes it’s too late

And for what, taking a pension?  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  If you’re like me, then you’re sick of these stupid mailers attacking state Rep. Mike Fleck. More...

Not open season on natural gas drillers

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: The recent ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was a victory for Pennsylvania local government, for sound local planning and zoning and for protection of the commonwealth’s environmen More...

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Chatter Box

Merry Christmas, Chatter Box readers

A few weeks ago I mentioned I had a Christmas to-do list much more enjoyable than the typical baking cookies, wrapping gifts and shopping hustle and bustle associated with this time of year. More...

School News

Local student recognized as Provost Scholar

Miriah Copenhaver of Wrangletown Road, Mount Union, has been recognized as a Provost Scholar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Take the first step

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 34 years. I love her dearly and would do anything for her.  More...

Doctor K

Food intolerance causes discomfort

DEAR DOCTOR K: What is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?  DEAR READER: They both involve food, but other than that, food allergies and food intolerances have little in common.  More...

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