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Planners waiting for Blueprint call

A corridor near the Juniata River consisting of Mount Union and Mapleton boroughs as well as Shirley Township could possibly be the next Blueprint Community.  The deadline was April 25 and Huntingdon County planning director Mark Colussy said t More...

Drug education programs impact students

While Centre County is the only county in the state that still utilizes the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program, it’s been 10 years since the program was taught to elementary students in Huntingdon County school districts.  More...

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Write-in candidate reflects on petition challenge in gov.’s race

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday, removing the Republican challenger to Gov. More...

Morris Twp. supervisors plan to fix roads

It was a light agenda for the board of supervisors at Morris Township Thursday night, but it was announced plans are made to make some improvements to area roads.  Chairman Don Harnish said Bill Stotler has been hired by the township to work on More...

Area brief

A men’s prayer breakfast will be held at the Crile Activity Center at Emmanuel Bible Church, Emmanuel Drive, Huntingdon, More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HHS commencement to be held at Grand Theatre

75 Years Ago  The 1939 Huntingdon High School commencement exercises will be held in the Grand Theatre June 7, according to arrangements made at the regular monthly meeting of the Huntingdon board of education. More...

Local Sports

H.S. Track & Field:

Southern boys win, girls fall short

Southern Huntingdon headed to McConnellsburg Thursday as the track and field season starts to wind down. More...

High School Softball:

Rockets down Titans twice

Southern Huntingdon took advantage of three hits and a two-run error in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday afternoon to push four runs home and overcome an early four-run deficit to squeeze out an 11-10 win over visiting Tussey Mountain in the More...

Games postponed

The rainfall from earlier in the week continued to have an effect on area scholastic sports Thursday.  Wet fields forced the postponement of three baseball games and a softball game.  As reported yesterday, the Philipsburg at Huntingdon bas More...

People/Pastimes

The truth about gluten: Gluten-free facts from the experts

Celebrities, athletes, talk show hosts and nearly 30 percent of people say they are turning to gluten-free diets to solve health issues from “foggy mind” to bloating and obesity. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to John Phillip “JP” Soder IV, who turns 3 years old today, Friday, May 2, 2014. JP is the son of John and Brenda Soder of Silver Spring, Maryland. More...

Births

Lindsay (Jeffries) and James Emery of Mapleton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Lynn Emery, April 23, 2014, at Lewistown-Geisinger Hospital. At birth, Ava weighed 7 pounds, 9.75 ounces and measured 21.75 inches in length. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Doggone clean  When I bathe my dog, I put a little baking soda into my hand and then add the shampoo. It makes a wonderful lather. It works into my dog’s coat, making it softer.  Natural fertilizer  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Kindness is a form of enabling

Dear Annie: My brother-inlaw, “Tom,” lives with us because he is not able to hold a job. Fifteen years ago, he moved to the Midwest with his wife and children. He was there for a year, and then his wife divorced him. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 3, 2014:  More...

County native, leader dies at 84

Former Huntingdon County Commissioner, current Cromwell Township supervisor and longtime Three Springs farmer Lee R. Wilson died at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, Thursday evening. He was 84.  Sources tell The Daily News Mr. More...

Runoff dispute continues in borough

Huntingdon residents Steve and Patti Goodman have been visiting Huntingdon Borough Council every month since the middle of 2013, requesting something be done about the storm water runoff from Miller Avenue that is causing damage to their Cold Springs More...

Visitors bureau chiefs to attend state summit

On a local level, people who live in and visit the county may know this place as the Raystown Lake Region, but, on a state level, branding seems to be a bit of a problem for the state’s second largest industry.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pennsylvania court takes challenger off GOP ballot

HARRISBURG (AP) — The state’s highest court on Thursday struck Gov. More...

Prosecutor: Coach’s call to alleged rape victim OK

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State football coach James Franklin did nothing “inappropriate” in contacting the woman who claims four of Franklin’s former players at Vanderbilt University raped her last year, a Tennessee prosecutor s More...

Man imprisoned for life as teen asks for reduction

EASTON (AP) — Taking advantage of a U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 2   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Will Browns go with Johnny Football?

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Can Johnny Manziel answer the Browns’ prayers at quarterback?  More...

Manning to miss spring drills

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. More...

Tortorella fired

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks fired John Tortorella one year into the his long-term deal.  The fiery coach signed a fiveyear contract last summer after being dismissed by the New York Rangers, but went 36-35- 11 More...

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Williamsburg High School Honor Rolls

Williamsburg High School has released the names of students who earned honor roll status for the third marking period of the 2013-14 schoolyear as follows:  Grade 7  High Honors  Morgan Clouser, Chandler Edwards, Grant Mikesic.  H More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Emergency kids’ clothes

Dear Heloise: I was going through my CHILDREN’S CLOTHES and was about to throw out several pairs of pants that had developed holes in the knees, since I didn’t think a thrift store would want clothing with holes.  More...

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