January 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Businesses preparing for big game

Some like the sport, others like the commercials and some just join in the fun for the food, but no matter the reason, many are gearing up for Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVIII.  More...

Shirley street light levy to be added to tax bills

As a way to address ongoing delinquency issues with street light tax payments, the Shirley Township Board of Supervisors will adapt a new billing method starting next year.  The board agreed Thursday night the street light tax should be included More...

Local News

Shirleysburg girl recovering from surgery

The Daily News has received an update on 3-year-old Gracie Covert of Shirleysburg who underwent the second in a series of surgeries to correct multiple heart and lung defects Thursday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.  &ld More...

Police Log

Felony charges   More...

Coal Miners members hold first meeting of new year

The chilly, cold January weather did not stop members of the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society’s board of directors from attending its first session of the new year Jan. 25 in the coal miners museum in Robertsdale. More...

World  Free Access 

Obama hopes myRA will be first step on retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even proponents of President Barack Obama’s new retirement savings program readily concede it won’t be a cure-all for a nation of people who are saving far too little for their golden years. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 31   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Florida beats Mississippi State

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Casey Prather scored 16 points, Patric Young added 12 and No. More...

Jokinen leads Penguins to 4-1 win over struggling Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists in the first period, Evgeni Malkin scored in the opening minute, and the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Jonathan Quick in a 4-1 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Kings on Thursday ni More...

NASCAR makes changes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Jocelyn McMahon, who celebrates today, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. She is the daughter of Jason and Becky McMahon of Petersburg, R.R. More...

PHEAA to host free FAFSA completion sessions

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA), is offering free FAFSA completion sessions throughout the commonwealth from now through Ap More...

Service Personnel News

Local man awarded ‘Wings of Gold’

United States Navy Lieutenant (JG) David Ritchey of Huntingdon has been awarded his “Wings of Gold,” which designate him as a naval aviator. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Wedding showers  I attended a shower that had the “holidays” as the theme. Each of us was assigned a holiday and asked to bring something for the bride/groom/home that pertained to that holiday. I had the 4th of July. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is nothing to be alarmed about ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have a question regarding the appropriateness of a grandfather sleeping with a 5-year-old granddaughter during visits to her family home. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014:  More...

Senator garners LIHEAP funds

U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. More...

SHCSB members OK prelim budget

At a rescheduled regular meeting, the Southern Huntingdon County School Board took steps toward preparing for the future by approving a preliminary budget for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday night.  LuAnne Keebaugh, board treasurer, said thou More...

Free dental care event to be offered to kids

Children in need of dental care locally will have plenty to smile about Friday, Feb. 7, at Huntingdon Family Dentistry, 911 Mifflin St., Huntingdon.  Dr. More...

State  Free Access 

Woman jailed on heroin in Happy Meal charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A McDonald’s employee has been jailed on charges she sold heroin hidden in Happy Meals to drivethru customers who uttered the code words, “I’d like to order a toy,” but investigators have no reason to b More...

Lawyers for driver win access to horse track

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a driver who was severely injured when he was thrown from his cart during a harness race outside Philadelphia won court permission Thursday to inspect the condition of the track.  More...

UPMC Altoona, nurses to talk despite strike vote

ALTOONA (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s hospital in Altoona has scheduled contract talks with its nurses’ union, even though the nurses have already rejected what the hospital called its “last, best and fi More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Municipalities to vote on small games of chance

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Dual Tournament:

Bearcats pin Black Knights

The top-seeded Huntingdon wrestling team made quick work of its quarterfinal match up with visiting Moshannon Valley District 6-AA Dual Tournament Thursday evening. More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Taylor leads Hornets to key win over CK

The last time Claysburg- Kimmel and Juniata Valley crossed paths, the Bulldogs dealt the Green Hornets their only setback so far in the Inter-County conference North Division. More...

Trojans eliminate Penns Valley

Postseason wrestling is underway and Mount Union got the start it wanted in the District 6-AA team duals. More...

Press Club

Shakespeare heard in Hornet halls

English classes at Juniata Valley High School are starting this new semester off reading and studying the famous works of William Shakespeare. Various grades are focusing on aspects of Shakespeare’s sonnets and plays. More...

TM French teacher choreographs play

Many high school plays have been performed in the auditorium at Tussey Mountain High School. When “The Secret Garden” hits the stage, fans will likely leave the school fascinated by the end result. More...

Medals awarded to HCCTC SkillsUSA members

Winter may have made temperatures bitterly cold outside, but, lately, it has felt like summer inside the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC). More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Kids in the kitchen

Dear Readers: If you have small children at home or ones who visit, you know the KITCHEN can be the heart of the home, but it also holds a lot of hazards for little ones. It is a fun place to play and be with the rest of the family. More...

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