December 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders, friends mourned in 2013

While 2013 brought with it many occasions for celebration, it was also a year marked by sadness and unexpected loss.  Early in the year, community members were saddened by the loss of two sisters, 18-year-old Bethany Copenhaver and 25-year-old V More...

Weather conditions average in past year

Perhaps the biggest story of 2013 when it comes to weather in Huntingdon County is the fact there were no major weather events in the area during the year.  Unlike 2012, there were no remnants of hurricanes or tropical storms and no major snowst More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County ag association elects president

75 Years Ago  The United States rejected Japan’s program for a Japanesedictated “new order” in China and, at the same time, offered to join in an international conference to discuss China’s future. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 31   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bowl Capsules:

Oregon whips Texas at Alamo

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Quarterback Marcus Mariota had 386 total yards and No. 10 Oregon returned two interceptions for touchdowns, spoiling Texas coach Mack Brown’s farewell with a runaway 30-7 victory in the Alamo Bowl on Monday night.  More...

Five NFL coaches canned

It didn’t take long.  Barely 12 hours after the NFL’s regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. More...

Helsel rolls 10th career 300 game

Chip Helsel, a 50-year-old right hander from Roaring Spring, rolled the 10th 300 of his bowling career while substituting for Thee Team in the Monday Mixed League.  Helsel, who bowled in Huntingdon two years ago before moving to Roaring Spring, More...

People/Pastimes

Make baby’s birthday a smash

For many parents, a baby’s first birthday celebration wouldn’t be complete without a messy, hands-on cake tasting. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Veronica Creitz who turns 11 years old today, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Her proud parents are Chelsea and Justin Creitz of Newton Hamilton. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sydnee Joyce Morelli who turns 1 year old tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Her proud parents are Toby and Maria Morelli of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Ask friends for honest opinion ANNIE

Dear Annie: Three months ago, I attended the funeral of a friend and former co-worker, “Renee.” I went in, signed the book, gave my condolences to her husband and was speaking to some friends. More...

Doctor K

Rest, heat and gentle exercises can ease neck pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m often bothered by neck pain. What can I do to manage the pain when it strikes?  DEAR READER: Pain in the neck can be more than a pain in the neck. It can make things hard that are necessary or fun. More...

Special Sections

Farewell to another year

A look back at the happenings of the past 12 months

Today marks the end of 2013 and the final edition of The Daily News until the first in 2014 Thursday, Jan. More...

‘Top 10’ stories

as selected by TDN staff

#1 Industries close   In 2013, a number of manufacturing industries in Huntingdon County closed their doors, including FCI USA Inc. More...

First baby grows by leaps and bounds

The storks were circling over J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital a year ago, as two baby girls prepared to make their grand entrance into the world. Grace Alana Hollenbaugh arrived first, at 5:52 a.m. Jan. More...

Traffic fatalities rise by seven over 2012

Thirteen people, including two pedestrians, lost their lives as a result of vehicle accidents on Huntingdon County roadways this year.  The number is an increase from six in 2012.  More...

Jobs

Local News

Police warn residents about vehicle break-ins

There was a rash of car breakins in the Taylor Highlands and uptown area of the borough of Huntingdon over the weekend.  Huntingdon Borough Police Chief Rufus Brenneman said people need to start locking their car doors and be on the lookout for More...

Police Log

State police at Huntingdon report someone scratched the right side of a 1996 Oldsmobile More...

Correction

In the article published Dec. 21 regarding HealthSouth Altoona ending its relationship with J.C. More...

Local Sports

Women’s Basketball:

Eagles lose consy to St. Vincent

The Juniata College women’s basketball team played a bit better in Monday afternoon’s consolation game of the Juniata Holiday Tournament. More...

Some Random Thoughts

It’s the final day of 2013 and by now you’ve probably seen countless Top Ten lists covering a myriad of subjects from movies to sports stories, new stories and so on.  You ain’t gonna get that here.  However, there were a More...

Boys’ Basketball:

NBC pulls away from Trojans in second half

By the middle of the second quarter, the Mount Union boys’ basketball team was trailing by nine points. Then, a string of treys heading into intermission gave the Trojans a 28-24 lead. More...

Editorial

Will we ever learn?

In the interest of tying up some loose ends, here are a few updates before the new year.  — Principle, What Principle?  More...

Op-Ed

The trillion-dollar question

You have to consult Dictionary.com for the definition of “trillionaire.”  Webster’s doesn’t yet recognize trillionaire as a word. But it will. More...

NAFTA ’s 20 years of unfulfilled promises

Twenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans.  Of course, hundreds of thousands of U.S. More...

Chatter Box

Best wishes for a new year

Here we are at the end of another year. I feel like it was just yesterday we were welcoming 2013. It’s true what they say, time really does go by faster the older you get.  More...

Healthy Living

HOW TO FIND TIME FOR FITNESS

Finding time to exercise is no small feat for many men and women. Obligations at home and at the of.ce can make it hard to .t in a workout, a familiar quandary for men and women with multiple commitments.   More...

GET ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY BY IDENTIFYING DEPRESSION

Nearly everyone feels down at one point or another. But when feelings of sadness stretch on and are accompanied by other symptoms, normal sadness might have given way to depression.   More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014:  More...

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