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Community helps purchase cameras

Thanks to fundraising efforts spearheaded by Huntingdon Rotary Club members John Eastman and Art DeCamp, and support from several local civic organizations, the Huntingdon Borough Police Department has added much-needed in-car video systems that will More...

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ORJMA members to meet with DEP reps.

The board of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) met Wednesday evening as easements for the Cromwell Township sewer project were being signed at the Southern Huntingdon County Middle/High School.  ORJMA, however, had a more More...

Police and Fire Log

Assists with explosion One piece of apparatus from the Mount Union Volunteer Fire Co. was transferred to the Burnham Volunteer Fire Co. as a standby unit while the Burnham Fire Co. was battling a gas explosion at 2:25 p.m. More...

Mapleton man’s case held over for court

A Mapleton man will have his case heard in a later session of Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas after his preliminary hearing Tuesday morning in Huntingdon County Central Court.  Magisterial District Judge Richard Wilt presided over the he More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

PRIDE gears up for annual Telethon

75 Years Ago The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission was ready for receipt of bids to excavate two of the eight tunnels on the $61,500,000 “super highway” now under construction to connect Pittsburgh with Harrisburg More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 13   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Nets edge slumping Heat 96-95 in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Paul Pierce scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter, Mirza Teletovic scored 17 off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat Miami for the third time in as many tries this season, topping the Heat 96-95 Wednesday night.  More...

Men’s Tennis:

Juniata adds two wins to go to 4-0

On the final day in Hilton Head, S.C., the Juniata College men’s tennis team made it a sweep with match wins over Gordon College (8-1) and Greenville College (7-1) in a match shortened by darkness. The Eagles improved to 4-0 on the year.  More...

Big East Men’s Tournament:

DePaul surprises Georgetown 60-56

NEW YORK (AP) — In his first Big East tournament game, Billy Garrett Jr. More...

People/Pastimes

Protecting your financial future

Life is a series of mile- stones, and at each stage the financial protection of assets, dreams, and goals is important. More...

Contemporary Christian artist to perform locally

Grammy® nominee and Best New Artist Dove Award winner Jamie Grace will visit Huntingdon Friday, March 14.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Carter Russell Hamman who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Carter’s proud parents are Bill and Francine Hamman of Orbisonia. He also has a special little sister, Miya Hamman. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Leo if born before 10:17 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 14, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Clay Twp. man dies in accident

A Clay Township man lost his life Wednesday night after a tree branch fell and struck him on the head while he was operating a tractor on his property on Lone Pine Way.  According to state police at Huntingdon, Randall Brown, 61, was pronounced More...

JVSD taxpayers will decide on tax

A proposed referendum to replace the current occupational assessment tax with an earned income tax was passed unanimously by members of the Juniata Valley School Board at its regular meeting Wednesday.  It will now be up to the district’s More...

A sweet tradition

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary president Nancy MacNamara, center, and members Bertie Sayres, left, and Patti Price mix ingredients for a batch of peanut butter fudge. More...

County schools likely not impacted by bill

The state Senate Education Committee unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that will allow schools some flexibility in how they decide to make up canceled days due to weather.  More...

State  Free Access 

State senator accused of ordering political work

HARRISBURG (AP) — State Sen. More...

Mistrial declared in Philly priest sex-abuse case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors deadlocked in the case of a Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting an altar boy.  More...

Boy’s murder case goes to Pennsylvania high court

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court must decide if a Pennsylvania teen should get a new trial in the death of his father’s pregnant fiancee, who was fatally shot with a youthmodel shotgun when he was 11.  More...

Local Sports

Women’s Tennis:

Eagles coming home with perfect 6-0 mark

Juniata College women’s tennis continued its domination of play in Hilton Head, S.C., finishing the week with wins over Gordon College (5-4) and Greenville College (5-2) in a match shortened by darkness. More...

Eagles lose to F&M

The last day under the Florida sun was not kind to the Juniata College baseball team as the Eagles fell 21-4 to Dickinson College. More...

Old-Time Photos

Forty years ago, the VFW basketball team, made up of, kneeling, from the left, John Los, Jeff Hohman, Ed Gargula, Jim Park; standing, John Crayosky, Paul Holesa, Tom Perrin and Ed Strickler defeated More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Precious freedoms  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   This is the next in the series, “What they don’t teach you in school.”  More...

The corporate Land of Oz

In L. Frank Baum’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the “wizard’ turns out to be a phony — just an old guy sitting behind a curtain, using his booming voice to spew nonsense in a vain effort to fool people.  More...

Op-Ed

The rigged housing market

An upscale housing development in Wilton, Conn., (all of Wilton is upscale) is having no trouble selling its 20 units for $800,000 each. On average, homes in that town now fetch more than $1 million a piece.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County 4-H members participate in Youth Conservationist Program

The future of agriculture and especially heritage breeds of livestock rests in the hands of youth and the Youth Conservationist program, which awards heritage breeds of wool sheep to youth, is a way of enabling youth to experience the joys and respon More...

Fair queen promotes National FFA Week

As Huntingdon County Fair Queen, during the week of Feb. 16-22, I was able to celebrate National FFA Week with the SHC FFA Chapter. More...

Dairy princess reign coming to an end

Hello everyone, I am Danielle Varner, the 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess. My reign as county princess is rapidly coming to an end and it is almost that time of year again for Huntingdon County to select its new dairy princess.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t disregard your depression ANNIE

Dear Annie: I am 60 years old and feel that I have accomplished next to nothing. The only worthwhile things are my husband, two children and a lovely granddaughter. They are the lights of my life.  More...

Doctor K

Type of heart surgery depends on many factors

DEAR DOCTOR K: When a patient has one or more blocked coronary arteries, how does a doctor decide whether to perform an angioplasty or bypass surgery?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

JUNIOR’S ROLL HAS BEEN A GAS

The “new” Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to impress in the opening rounds of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Why is Junior smiling? Do you really have to ask?   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves

Will Junior Earnnardt ever have a bad weekend?   More...

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