August 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Meeting to be held for Blueprint team

Residents of Shirley Township and Mount Union and Mapleton boroughs will have another chance to take part in making decisions to improve their communities.  More...

MUASD and teachers reach contract accords

After nearly a year of negotiations, the Mount Union Area School District and its teachers will be working under a new two-year contract which sets a new insurance policy.  More...

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Local News

Police have no updates on missing man

A month after his disappearance, the search for former Huntingdon resident Andrew Christopher Biddle, 45, Egg Harbor, New Jersey, continues without any new information.  More...

Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

MIAMI (AP) — Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that would give the fast-food company a stronger foothold in the coffee and breakfast market.  More...

Needed work discussed in Rockhill Borough

The Rockhill Borough Council held a brief meeting Monday, focusing largely on work that needs to be done in the borough.  Council president Sandi Snyder reported the borough’s storm drains will be flushed Wednesday, Aug. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats have a lot of experience

While most of the faces will look the same as last year for the Huntingdon field hockey team, some may be in different spots this season, including in the coaching staff.  More...

Tussey deals with low numbers

Tussey Mountain will face some challenges as it heads into girls’ soccer season. More...

Huntingdon is seventh overall in Yurochko

The Huntingdon golf team had a good outing in the annual Yurochko Tournament conducted Monday at IronMasters Country Club near Roaring Spring.  The tourney follows a modified Ryder Cup format where two-man teams play six holes of best ball, six More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

A school funding crisis  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  A few weeks ago, I enjoyed spending a lot of time at the Huntingdon County Fair. Each day, at the fair, I talked to voters about the upcoming election. More...

A tale of two cities

This is a tale of two cities.  Murrieta, in southern California, attracted a lot of TV cameras last month when protestors blocked three buses carrying illegal immigrants to a processing center.  More...

Blowing off some steam

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Chatter Box

chatter box

Where did the summer go?

Can you believe students are back to school and Labor Day weekend is approaching? Where did the summer go?  More...

Healthy Living

BACK TO SCHOOL MEANS ELEVATED RISK FOR LICE

Although the return of school may elicit smiles from parents who have spent the entire summer trying to keep kids busy and out of trouble, when kids start bringing home notices of head lice outbreaks, those wide grins may fade. More...

HOW TO MAKE SCHOOL LUNCH HEALTHIER

The bene.ts of a healthy diet are clear and well documented. In addition to providing the nutrients a growing body needs, consuming a balanced diet helps children maintain a healthy weight. More...

DID YOU KNOW

Honey has long been touted for its medicinal qualities, but the United States Department of Health and Human Services still warns parents of infants to avoid feeding honey to children. More...

Doctor K

Doctor K

‘Advanced’ cholesterol testing is useful

DEAR DOCTOR K: Should I request “advanced” cholesterol testing at my next checkup?  DEAR READER: A standard cholesterol test, or lipid profile, measures levels of HDL, LDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. More...

Special Sections

Honoring suffrage efforts  Free Access 

Women’s Equality Day marks passing of 19th Amendment

Today marks Women’s Equality Day, a day commemorating the enactment of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States allowing women the right to vote, a cause many Huntingdon County women fought for during the early part of the 20 More...

Authorities fight underage drinking

With students returning to Juniata College this week, campus authorities, borough police and businesses are preparing to combat an expected wave of underage drinking that often accompanies colleges’ opening weekend.  More...

HCBI committee chair reports audit sufficient

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) Ways and Means Committee chair Ed Quinn told his fellow board members during their monthly meeting Monday the agency’s finances are in order.  More...

BT City Boro. run-off discussions continuing

Until residents Tim and Gerri Angelo can attend a meeting to offer solutions to a drainage problem near their residence, Broad Top City Borough Council agreed Monday evening there is little it can do to help with the problem.  More...

State  Free Access 

Kindergartner missing for hours before family told

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A kindergartner abducted from her school was missing for six hours before her family learned she was gone, witnesses testified Monday as a young woman’s kidnapping and sexual assault trial opened.  More...

Former FBI director injured in car crash

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Politicians cheer gas drilling near Pittsburgh airport

IMPERIAL (AP) — The start of natural gas drilling near the Pittsburgh International Airport was cheered Monday by Pennsylvania politicians from both parties.  The ceremony to celebrate the recent start of drilling featured remarks by Repub More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Orioles hit five homers in 9-1 win

BALTIMORE (AP) — Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis homered in succession during a six-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1 Monday night to end a threegame losing streak.  More...

State College tops Mahoning 4-3

Danny Diekroeger set a new State College Spikes record by stretching his hitting streak to 19 games and the Spikes edged to within two games of the New York-Penn League’s best record with a 4-3 victory over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers Monday More...

Curve offense too late in 5-4 setback

Altoona’s offense engines turned on too late in their 5-4 series-opening loss to the Richmond Flying Squirrels Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Woodcock Valley Lions provides scholarships

Woodcock Valley Lions, realizing the high cost of higher education, put into action something they had been thinking of for several years — doing something to help graduates further their education.  More...

Engaged to Wed

Dawn Jones of Enola and Tyler Peachey of McAlevys Fort are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steven Jones of Neelyton and Marion and David Weldon of Mount Holly Springs. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Aubrey Alexis Garner who turns 5 years old today, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Her proud parents are Alexander and Krista Garner of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Annie's Mailbox

Set up a payment schedule for daughter

Dear Annie: I have been married to a wonderful man for 30 years. We have a large, supportive, loving family on both sides. I love my mother-in-law dearly. We have always had a wonderful, close relationship. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Virgo if born before 5:38 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014:  More...

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