May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SHC budget issues ongoing

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board followed its opening presentation of students of the month with a brief budget discussion before moving on to other matters Wednesday . More...

County Relay For Life kicks off events Friday

The American Cancer Society estimates over 100 people lose their lives to cancer in Huntingdon County each year and many more are battling the disease, have lost someone close to them because of it or are a survivor themselves. More...

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Local News

MU native to be recipient of Good Scout Award

Mount Union native Donald Fortson will soon pick up his second award this month for his dedication to helping and guiding the youth of his community.  Fortson has been selected to be the recipient of the Good Scout Award, sponsored by the Junia More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   MOUNT UNION BORO. — April 21: At approximately 5 p.m., police investigated a report of criminal mischief on North Jefferson Street.  Charges filed   More...

Old-Time Photos

Steve Morder of Mount Union provided this circa 1930 photo of the entire Dinkey Bridge of the former Harbinson-Walker Co. west of Mount Union. Route 22 can be seen in the foreground. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Marshal named for Huntingdon parade

75 Years Ago  The B.F. Sturtevant Co. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 15   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...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Track Championship:

Frederick, White are champions

It took a second day of competition to complete the District 6-AA track and field championships Wednesday at Altoona’s Mansion Park. More...

District 5-AA Track Championship:

Tussey’s Sipes and Lynn win individual titles   Darrin Sipes continued to enjoy a successful senior track and field campaign by winning the 200-meter dash in the District 5-AA Championship Meet at Northern Bedford High School Wednesday eve More...

High School Baseball:

Errors costly in Bearcat loss

Two errors led to six unearned runs and that proved to be the downfall of the Huntingdon baseball team in its regular season finale Wednesday afternoon at Hollidaysburg. The Tigers overcame a 5-1 deficit to earn a 7-6 victory over the Bearcats.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

A sobering thought  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

Psssst, wanna buy my corporation?

Where’s Charles Dickens when we need him? The novelist, who laid bare the shame of gross income inequality in 19th century England, came up with some perfect names for his more despicable characters, including Scrooge, Mr. More...

You Should Know

Q: Are all ticks vectors for Lyme disease?

A: No, Lyme disease is an infection transmitted to humans by ixodid ticks. The only prevalent species of ixodid ticks found locally are Ixodes scapularis, the black legged tick, and Ixodes cookei, the groundhog tick.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Volunteers tag 397 more market animals for fair

Youth livestock projects are set for another summer of popularity in Huntingdon County, with 250 4-H and FFA members from 18 clubs and chapters registering 772 projects so far this year for the 2014 Huntingdon County Fair, to be held Saturday, Aug. More...

County fair queen promotes contest

Attention girls ages 16-20, the Huntingdon County Fair Queen Program is searching for girls to compete for the title of 2014-2015 Huntingdon County Fair Queen.  More...

DCNR forester discusses white pine issues

In recent weeks, The Daily News received a report of white pines in failing health — with dropped and browning needles — from a seasonal resident in the southern end of the county.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 16, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Police requested at JVSB meeting

The fate of Mike Smith, high school science teacher, once again took center stage, complete with the presence of state police, at the regular meeting of the Juniata Valley School Board Wednesday, even as board members unanimously passed a proposed bu More...

Dirt Fest has positive impact

For the fifth annual Dirt Fest, sponsored by Dirt Rag Magazine, over 2,000 mountain bicycle enthusiasts are expected to descend on the Susquehannock Campground and the Allegrippis Trail at Raystown Lake Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17. More...

Celebrating Hospital Week

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital executive assistant Wanda Curfman, left, serves hospital employee Salli Hockenberry at an employee luncheon Wednesday afternoon celebrating National Hospital Week. More...

State  Free Access 

Parents rail against Common Core math

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it “Satan’s handiwork.” A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it “makes my blood boil.”  What could be so horrible? Grade-school math.  More...

Man says he broke into neighbor’s home for eggs

MIDDLETOWN (AP) — A southeastern Pennsylvania man charged with breaking into a neighbor’s house says he was only borrowing eggs to make breakfast.  The Bucks County Courier Times says Middletown police contend Christopher King didn&r More...

Congressional race draws big bucks, big names

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s hottest congressional primary contest is generating millions of dollars in campaign spending and the personal involvement of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  More...

World  Free Access 

The doctor’s in — through webcam, smartphone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson’s specialist can check his tremors. More...

Sept. 11 museum is called a monument to unity

NEW YORK (AP) — Leaders of the soon-to-open Sept. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lewis poised to regain No. 1 ranking

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. More...

Filly Ria Antonia is Preakness long shot

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maybe it’s because she’s a girl among boys. More...

California Chrome favorite

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five year More...

People/Pastimes

Benefits of a backyard garden

The benefits of having your own backyard vegetable garden are plentiful, and can include significant lifestyle impacts, such as healthier eating habits, money saving perks and more.  A relaxing, healthful hobby  More...

Woodland Retirement Community honors volunteers

Woodland Retirement Community in Orbisonia recognized volunteers from the community with a special luncheon May 6. More...

School News

Daughter of local resident completes studies at LVC

Huntingdon native and 1980 Huntingdon Area High School graduate, Pamela (Neary) Boyer graduated May 10 from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, with a masters degree in business administration.  Boyer is currently employed at the Good Samaritan Ho More...

Five recognized with award at Shippensburg

Five Shippensburg University alumni received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award May 10 during the spring undergraduate commencement ceremony.  The recipients were William Craig, Class of 2000; Richard Dietz, Class of 1999; Katherine Heatley, Cl More...

Mount Union woman earns degree

The Newman University School of Social Work, Wichita, Kansas, honored spring and summer 2014 graduates of the master of social work program with a pinning ceremony held May 9 on the Newman campus. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Additional contact is unnecessary

Dear Annie: I’m the youngest of 10 siblings. Most of my brothers and sisters are much older, and I was raised primarily with “Sara and Tina,” who often bullied and hit me. More...

Doctor K

Food allergies may occur in those allergic to plant pollen

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve always had seasonal allergies. But over the past few years, I’ve noticed that my lips swell and my mouth gets irritated when I eat certain fruits and vegetables. Have I developed new food allergies as an adult?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Dear Danica

Danica Patrick scored the best finish of her Sprint Cup career when she rolled under the checkered flag in seventh place at Kansas Speedway Saturday night.  According to NASCAR records, it was the third highest finish for a female driver since t More...

KANSAS REWIND

Harvick loses it late at Kansas: ‘Just ran out of laps at the end’

Kevin Harvick, who drives the No. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Still think we won’t get to 16 winners this season?   More...

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