May 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SHCSB members eye budget options

If crowd size is any indicator of public interest, it is surely waning in the budgetary issues of the Southern Huntingdon County School District budget.  More...

Corrections employees honored this week

Whereas the daily secure and safe operation and management of the commonwealth’s correctional facilities rests in the hands of more than 31,000 trained, skilled and dedicated corrections professionals, Gov. More...

Local News

Old-Time Photos

Mary Schneider of Huntingdon shared a photo of Betty Beck’s fifth grade class at William Smith Elementary School. More...

Three Juniata faculty receive awards for teaching, service

Three Juniata College faculty members were honored May 6 with distinguished teaching and service awards during the college’s Spring Awards Convocation in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts.  More...

Assault hearing held in central court

An Alexandria man who allegedly assaulted his daughter and her boyfriend April 18 will have his case moved to the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas after Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo decided the commonwealth met its case during the mor More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Borough receives façade grant

75 Years Ago  A Fairchild biplane was slightly damaged when it landed in the pasture on the Guy Neff farm near Petersburg. The pilot and owner of the ship, John B. More...

Local Sports

Juniata Valley Invitational Track Meet:

Rocket boys, Valley girls win titles

After a year off, the Juniata Valley Invitational Track & Field Meet resumed Wednesday in Alexandria. More...

Mountain League Track Meet:

Frederick wins twice to lead Bearcat squad

Kobren Frederick earned a pair of victories, while Rachel Fleming, Mackenzie Garner and Stephanie Park each had a firstplace finish to lead the Huntingdon contingent during Wednesday afternoon’s Mountain League Invitational held at Bald Eagle A More...

High School Volleyball:

Huntingdon wins 3-1 over No. Cambria

Huntingdon outlasted visiting Northern Cambria in the first set of Wednesday evening’s home match and then pulled itself back up after dropping the third game to deal the Colts a 3-1 loss on scores of 26-24, 25-18, 17-25 and 25-17.  The Be More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Demand optimized care

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   I have been a family physician in Huntingdon for 28 years.  More...

Op-Ed

Trivializing religion

In the United States Supreme Court decision of Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway, with a 5-4 vote, the majority dealt organized religion a serious setback.  More...

Retired railroader shares information

Harry Kidd of Enola was able to provide more information about the photo submitted by Steve Morder for the May 1 edition of Old Time Photos.  Kidd, who worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) was, “hired under steam and retired under d More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County’s newest dairy princess crowned

Emily Davis of Huntingdon was crowned the 2014-15 Huntingdon County Dairy Princess May 3.  Davis is the daughter of Bill and Karen Davis and attends Huntingdon Area High School.  The alternate dairy princess is Terren Lesher, daughter of Er More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

Sorrel and the risks of taking a dare

Spring has taken its good old time in coming this year, but the plant kingdom has responded to this glacial movement into summer with less complaint than the average human. More...

Twilight meetings to focus on milk quality, forages

The Penn State Extension Dairy Team is hosting two twilight meetings in May. Dairy twilight meetings are great opportunities to visit with neighbors, tour a farm, learn new information and enjoy some ice cream. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 9, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Candidates vie for state seats

Only 12 days remain until the Tuesday, May 20, primary election and candidates for both parties’ state committees are rounding the final bend in the race. Dennis Plane is seeking reelection to the state Democratic Committee. More...

Community rallies around area teen

Strength comes in many forms. More...

MU water loan update approved by council

Mount Union Borough passed an ordinance Wednesday night giving approval to the refinancing of the Mount Union Municipal Authority’s 1995 loan.  More...

State  Free Access 

Philadelphia Zoo lets tigers stretch legs on trail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Visitors to the Philadelphia Zoo might want to beware of stray cats: A new enclosed passageway allows lions and tigers to roam outside their exhibits.  More...

State House amends ‘In God We Trust’ bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers softened a proposal Wednesday about posting “In God We Trust” in school buildings to make it optional and to add the Bill of Rights to the measure.  More...

NCAA: Paterno sanctions lawsuit rewrites history

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Paterno’s relatives are attempting to rewrite history and ignore reality as they seek to overturn a $60 million fine and other NCAA sanctions against Penn State due to the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, NCAA More...

World  Free Access 

Nation’s report card: No gains for 12th-graders

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abysmal showing, only about one-quarter of U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 8   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 

Pens win 4-2 to take 3-1 series lead

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Sutter scored a short-handed goal to break a second-period tie, and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved within one win of the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.  Pit More...

Cabrera homer gives Tigers 8th in a row

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers won their eighth straight game, beating the Houston Astros 3-2 Wednesday night.  The Astros lost its fifth in a row.  More...

Wainwright pitches Cards to 7-1 win

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched eight strong innings, Matt Holliday drove in three runs and Peter Bourjos homered to lead the St. More...

People/Pastimes

Salmon can protect against heart disease

You’ve probably heard that eating seafood rich in hearthealthy omega-3 fatty acids can help protect against heart disease while delivering other important nutrients. In fact, the U.S. More...

Happy Birthday

BATTER UP! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ryland Armani-Lee Brechbiel who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, May 8, 2014. His proud parents are Jessica Brechbiel of Huntingdon and Brian Patterson of Hesston. Ryland has a brother, Tucker. More...

Happy 90th Birthday

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Carl “Bill” Thatcher of Petersburg who celebrates today, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Bill is the father of Margaret “Peggy” Thatcher of Altoona and Bill Thatcher of Virginia. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Grandparents behavior is reprehensible

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 33 years. His parents disliked me from our first date. I have no idea why. I was only 16. More...

Doctor K

Sufferers of Tourette syndrome need understanding

DEAR DOCTOR K: My grandson was recently diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. Could you explain what this is? What can I do to help him?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

EYEING THE FUTURE

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the odds-on favorite to win Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. He led 26 of 188 laps in his No. 88 Chevrolet, but late in the race gave up the lead to make a pit stop for tires and fuel. More...

GODWIN’S KANSAS PICKS

Winner: Greg Biffle Rest of the top five: Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch Dark horse: Marcos Ambrose   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Does the Talladega win finally get Denny Hamlin’s season pointed in the right direction?   More...

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