May 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Historic manor won’t be demolished

PennDOT is not considering removing the landmark McBurney Manor in the village of McAlevys Fort, as previously stated in the May 22 edition of The Daily News.  At a May 21 public meeting with residents, PennDOT officials instead discussed removi More...

Memorial Day services planned across county

Mapleton   The Mapleton American Legion Post 322 will sponsor a Memorial Day program Monday, May 26. The parade will form at 9:15 a.m. and moves at 9:30 a.m. More...

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Inaugural bash to support veterans

A local businessman and veteran, Ron Enyeart, hopes his inaugural event, “Bash for Our Brothers,” Sunday, May 25, will offer an enjoyable evening, but also offer veterans a chance to receive assistance.  More...

Three Springs parade draws large crowd

Despite a late afternoon rain shower, the 25th annual Three Springs Volunteer Fire Co. and Lions Club parade occurred as planned under sunny skies and breezy conditions. The 75-minute long parade began at 7 p.m. More...

Mifflin Co. barn, trailer destroyed by fire

Several volunteer fire companies from Mifflin and Huntingdon counties battled a barn and storage trailer fire that was initially called out at 8:53 p.m. Thursday at the Jeff Hoffman property at 1048 Mount Hope Road, McVeytown.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Durant leads by one over Dan Forsman

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Joe Durant knows his future is on the Champions Tour. That doesn’t stop him from wanting to play on the PGA Tour.  More...

Johnson one stroke up on Hunter Mahan

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson had played Colonial only once before, six years ago when he didn’t even make it to the final round.  In his return to Hogan’s Alley, Johnson took a one-stroke lead after the first round.& More...

Marlins rally to beat Phillies 4-3

MIAMI (AP) — Christian Yelich hit a two-out, bases-loaded RBI single in the ninth inning Thursday to give the Miami Marlins their fifth walkoff win of the year, and they beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3.  The Marlins won despite squander More...

School News

Hesston woman recognized

Carrie Fichter of Hesston has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. More...

York College releases dean’s list

Emily Bilger of Hesston, a senior management major at York College of Pennsylvania, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.  To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credi More...

Local student completes studies

Kira Stitt of Mill Creek received a bachelor of science degree in nursing at York College of Pennsylvania’s commencement exercises May 17. Stitt graduated cum laude.   More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Camp time for kids

Dear Readers: Have your kids been asking to go to a SUMMER CAMP? Summer camps can be great experiences for kids. They can try new things, make new friends and create memories to last a lifetime. More...

Blueprint group gets in high gear

The 10 members of the Blueprint Communities group for Shirley Township and Mount Union and Mapleton boroughs were officially inducted Thursday at a ceremony at the state Capitol rotunda in Harrisburg.  More...

Holiday weekend to attract travelers

The Memorial Day weekend, which officially kicks off today, should provide enough good weather for services, cookouts and parades, and that means folks will be hitting the roads.  More...

First-of-its-kind ‘meteor storm’ to hit tonight

County residents interested in stargazing will be able to see a first-ever Camelopardalid meteor shower Friday night and Saturday morning.  Dr. Matt Beaky, assistant professor of physics at Juniata College, explained the shower.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Hospital fund drive underway

75 Years Ago  The J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital drive for a quota of $6,000 toward a deficit of $21,224, accruing over the past two years, got under way.. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 23   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

Local Sports

District 6-A Baseball:

Hornets blank Pirates to reach final

Juniata Valley ran its consecutive scoreless innings streak to 16 against Williamsburg at home Thursday in a District 6-A semifinal game. More...

District 6-AAA Baseball:

Mistakes cost Bearcats title shot

A couple late mistakes in the late innings brought a sudden end to the Huntingdon baseball season Thursday afternoon in Hollidaysburg. More...

District 5-A Softball:

Titans shut out Conemaugh Twp.

With Tussey Mountain senior Tinesha Curfman pitching one of her best performances of the season Thursday afternoon, the fourth-seeded Titans (13-6) got all the offense they would need in the first inning during the District Five Class A quarterfinal More...

People/Pastimes

‘Living the Aloha Spirit’

Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia, resident Margaret Bolinger took a turn twirling a hula hoop as the facility celebrated National Nursing Home Week May 12-16 with special activities for staff More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Reese Llewellyn who turns 2 years old today, Friday, May 23, 2014. Her proud parents are Chad and Ashley Llewellyn. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sophia Adele Davignon who turns 6 years old today, Friday, May 23, 2014. Her proud parents are Michael and Kathleen Davignon of Huntingdon. Sophia has two big sisters, Marylauren and Gabrielle. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Winter clothes storage   When I’m storing my winter clothes, I put a dryer sheet in with them. They smell fresh and clean when I take them out of storage in the fall.  Cleaner showers   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Time to put out an updated resume ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have worked for a long time at a large manufacturing company. I am a hard worker and believe in teamwork.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 24, 2014:  More...

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