June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Area graduates set sights on future

Now that area high school graduates have turned their tassels, many are looking to begin a new chapter, one that will determine their future. More...

Blueprint team hosts community meetings

Community members, Huntingdon County Planning Department staff and the 10-person Blueprint Community team gathered at the Mount Union Area High School cafeteria Wednesday for the first of many meetings to explain Blueprint Communities and discuss wha More...

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Local News

Severe weather just misses county

Huntingdon County was spared the worst of the severe storms that pushed through the area Wednesday evening, but neighboring Bedford County wasn’t as lucky.  According to National Weather Service meteorologist Craig Evanego, there have been More...

ORJMA members dispute issues

Members of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) met Wednesday to discuss ongoing issues over grinder pumps being installed for the Cromwell Township sewer project.  More...

Police Log

Aggravated assault SMITHFIELD TWP. More...

World  Free Access 

90-year-old ex-president to make parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he isn’t letting that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is today.  More...

Lemon Gem, other marigold plants offers unusual flowers, foliage

Marigold is among the most widely planted and, hence, mundane of flowers. More...

Congress, FBI moving on VA health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress moves to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care, the FBI said it has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rangers avoid sweep with 2-1 win

NEW YORK (AP) — The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. More...

Pinehurst is rougher this time around

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Some of the names at the U.S. Open sound a little different.  Kiss Me Quick.  Fleabane.  More...

Golfer DQs himself from Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Jason Millard packed his bags, tossed his clubs in the car, and headed off to Pinehurst No. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Local couple marks diamond anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Gerald and Margaret (Traxler) Foster of 2756 Warm Springs Road, Huntingdon, who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, June 12, 2014.  They were united in marriage in 1954 at the Ennisville M More...

Stoudt Scholarship recipients honored

Two area high school seniors were honored for academic excellence this week during graduation awards ceremonies at Huntingdon Area and Juniata Valley high schools.  Tori Moran of Huntingdon and Zachary Grove of Petersburg, R.R., are this year&rs More...

Woodland Retirement Community

Dick Downin, a native of Mapleton, gave a thumbs up for the 1931 Ford Model A at Woodland Retirement Community’s Car Show and Spring Fest held June 7. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 1:04 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 13, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Teacher to serve ARD, probation

The suspended Juniata Valley High School science teacher charged with pushing a student for passing gas in his classroom will have his record expunged if he follows the rules of the state accelerated rehabilitation disposition (ARD) program following More...

Juveniles involved in sexting incident

Despite increased efforts to warn students about the dangers of sexting, state police at Huntingdon are reporting another incident of a minor sending sexually explicit images took place at the Mount Union Area High School (MUAHS) June 10. More...

Fire damages saxton apartments, business

Fire of an undetermined origin caused moderate damage to a three-story apartment building and business Wednesday evening at 724 Main St. in Saxton Borough. More...

State  Free Access 

Woman jailed over fines found dead in cell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania mother of seven died in a jail cell where she was serving a two-day sentence for her children’s absence from school, drawing complaints from the judge that sent her there about a broken system that punis More...

Wolf, Corbett make first joint appearance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf promised an environmental group Wednesday night that he would launch a third round of the state’s “Growing Greener” program if he is elected.  More...

Body of soldier killed in Afghanistan brought home

ORWIGSBURG, Pa.(AP)The body of a Pennsylvania soldier killed in Afghanistan was escorted through his hometown Wednesday as hundreds of people lined the route, paying their respects to the former standout athlete and West Point graduate who belonged t More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

President Reagan laid to rest

75 Years Ago  The annual meeting of the sixth district of the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania will be held June 15 at the Grier School, Birmingham, with doctors from Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin countie More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 12   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

Price had to await her time in spotlight

It was easy for family and friends to see that Diane “Suz” Price was a gifted athlete from an early age, although she didn’t have an opportunity to show the rest of us until later in life.  More...

Curve game suspended

The Altoona Curve were about to come up to the plate in the bottom of the third inning when the rainfall came down at Peoples Natural Gas Field and suspended the game. The Curve trailed 2-1. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Personal experience has meaning

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: Maybe it’s because I wake up each morning in a house made of bits and pieces of buildings condemned by the Raystown Lake project that Kylie Hawn’s article in the June 3 Daily News had such poignancy. More...

Op-Ed

Manure management

In the June 5 issue of TDN, I must admit I was extremely caught up by the article with Andy Patterson about the topic of “manure management.” I, quite frankly, have been doing that for years.  More...

Stalled at the starting line

“Gentlemen, start your engines.” That message, played repeatedly in a commercial beamed on the Jumbotron at this year’s Indianapolis 500, had nothing to do with racecars. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

SHC FFA members honored at annual banquet

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA chapter ended its year with a banquet May 30 at the Southern Huntingdon County High School.  The evening started off with a meal of pulled pork and various covered dishes in the cafeteria.  More...

Farmers’ Market Voice Mow your mulch

One of the best ways to combat the onslaught of weeds in our gardens is to simply mulch your beds with grass clippings. More...

Horse show exhibitor scholarships available

Youth involved in the beef or open horse shows at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) can apply for scholarships by submitting an application by Sunday, June 15.  More...

School News

Lock Haven announces spring 2014 dean’s list

Lock Haven University has announced the names of local students named to the spring dean’s list. More...

Local students recognized for achievement

Two local students were named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.  The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. More...

Huntingdon Area High School’s 134th commencement held

The Huntingdon Area High School Class of 2014 ended its scholastic education Wednesday night during the 134th commencement exercises in the high school gymnasium due to inclement weather.  Alycia Park-Ferretti, class president, welcomed the clas More...

Annie's Mailbox

Small-claims court is an option

Dear Annie: I’ve known “Ted” all my life. About 10 years ago, I loaned him $1,000. He never repaid it, and I could really use that money now. Ted lives in a different city, and when I phone him, he refuses to discuss it.  More...

Doctor K

Lung nodules are not always signs of cancer

DEAR DOCTOR K: I saw my doctor because I’ve been getting short of breath. He did an X-ray and CT scan that found three small “pulmonary nodules.” Do I have lung cancer?  More...

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