February 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cell tower proposed in Huntingdon Boro.

While many would like to see a more user-friendly community park created on Flag Pole Hill, Huntingdon Borough manager Bill Wheeler informed members of Huntingdon Borough Council’s park, recreation and public property committee Thursday afterno More...

Hospital prepares for rehab transfer

To prepare for the eventual transfer of J.C. Blair Health- South Rehabilitation Center at the end of this month, an ad was recently placed in The Daily News announcing the end of its participation in the Medicare program.  More...

County to benefit from proposed ag budget

Though some may say agriculture lost out when it comes to the projected 2014-15 state budget, locally, the budget is a winner for some programs.  In his budget address earlier this week, Gov. More...

Local News

State of emergency does not affect county

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Thursday that President Barack Obama officially signed a emergency declaration for the commonwealth, which will help with disaster aid in the southeastern portion of the state as it recovers fr More...

Area brief

Sewer Authority meeting to be rescheduled   PORTER TWP. — The meeting of the Alexandria-Porter Sewer Authority previously scheduled for Feb. 6 was canceled. More...

Police Log

Aggravated assault   SMITHFIELD TWP. More...

World  Free Access 

New rules would ensure safety of infant formula

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is laying out new requirements to ensure the safety of infant formula.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Snow removal continues

75 Years Ago  The Earlston Christian Church at Everett burned down and is a total loss, with only the outside walls remaining. More...

Local Sports

PIAA Class AA Team Duals:

Bearcats open with 43-15 win

Coming off a dominant performance in winning the District 6-AA Team Dual Tournament, Huntingdon didn’t slow down a bit as it debuted in the PIAA Class AA Team Duals at Hershey’s Giant Center Thursday afternoon. More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Hornets lose at Branch, miss chance to clinch

Juniata Valley has not played up to par in the last couple games before the playoffs and West Branch provided its own means to a win by shooting 65 percent from the field. Mike Pennington scored 30 points and the Warriors won 85-68.  More...

Pirates start fast to beat Trojans

The Williamsburg Blue Pirates came out fired up in the first quarter and shot well from the floor to take a commanding lead over the Mount Union boys’ basketball team in a must-win game for the Trojans.  More...

People/Pastimes

Giving animals a new leash on life

Ways to help shelter animals in your community

With limited resources, animal shelter groups across the country work tirelessly to help animals in need find the homes they deserve.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Naliyah Grace Shaver who turns 11 years old today, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Her proud parents are Greg and Angel Shaver and she has a little sister, Cortnie, and a baby brother, Bryce. More...

Special Occasions

Feb. 7, 2014   Happy birthday wishes go out to Susie Fox of Huntingdon who celebrates her birthday today, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Happy birthday, Susie! More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Kids and car safety

Dear Readers: We all know that CARS AND CHILDREN can be a potential hazard if we don’t take care and think about safety. More...

Special Sections

Lake’s surface frozen

A rare occurrence at Raystown Lake has prompted a warning from the Army Corps of Engineers urging visitors to use caution when walking or playing near the now-frozen Raystown Lake.  “I would say it’s rare,” said Melissa Bean, a More...

Highway project will be completed

As much of the county breathed a collective sigh of relief last fall when the state passed a multi-billion dollar transportation funding package, many questions remained about which projects would be funded and the time line for those projects.  More...

Second Dem. launches campaign for congress

Another Democrat has thrown her hat into the ring for the upcoming election for the 5th Pennsylvania Congressional District.  Kerith Strano-Taylor, a Brookville, Jefferson County, native and family law attorney, has announced she is running for More...

State  Free Access 

Ice storm’s wake leaves power customers in dark

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Feds charge Russian student with making bomb

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A college student from Russia was charged Thursday with possessing and making unregistered bombs using chemicals, fuses and empty carbon dioxide cartridges in his Pennsylvania off-campus apartment.  More...

Biden stresses infrastructure investment in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden got a peek at Amtrak’s newest locomotive Thursday and used the occasion to call for more infrastructure investment, stressing the importance of an improved transportation system.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 7   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Feb. 8   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Women’s Basketball:

Hawkeyes upset Penn State 73-70

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Iowa made sure Penn State’s stay in the Top 10 would be short-lived, and picked up a little revenge along the way.  Fueled by a triple-double by Samantha Logic and 24 points from freshman Ally Disterhoft, the Haw More...

Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner dies

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Ralph Kiner, who slugged his way into the baseball Hall of Fame and enjoyed a half-century career as a popular broadcaster, died Thursday. More...

Nets pull away for 103-89 win over Spurs

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Anderson scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half, helping the Brooklyn Nets pull away from the short-handed San Antonio Spurs for a 103-89 victory Thursday night.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Before you wash clothes  Turn black jeans and other dark clothes inside out before you wash them. They will keep their color longer.   Firestarters  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t let grandma blackmail you ANNIE

Dear Annie: I am a live-in caregiver for my grandmother, who is in failing health. She has five children (including my father) who do absolutely nothing for her because they say Grandma is a mean, nasty person, which she is. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014:  More...

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