October 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber members to keep fundraiser

After previous discussions over the future of the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament, chamber board members voted Monday to continue the fundraiser.  More...

Cromwell sewer work still ahead of schedule

If all goes as planned, Cromwell Township’s long-awaited sewage system in the Pogue and Pine Tree Village areas of the township will be completed by this time next month. Work on the system is ahead of schedule and under budget.  More...

Local News

Fall Foliage Weekend at Greenwood Furnace

JACKSON TWP. — Come and enjoy the fall colors Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 12, at Greenwood Furnace State Park. The Blacksmith Shop will be open from noon to 4 p.m. each day. More...

County leaders discuss UPI system

With the much-debated Uniform Parcel Identifier (UPI) functioning in the register and recorder’s office last week, the county commissioners considered a “memorandum of understanding” regarding the UPI during their Sept. More...

Commissioners OK agreement with jail

Huntingdon County Jail Warden Duane Black came before the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday morning last week to seek the approval of a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) agreement.  “This is a federally mandated policy,” said More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Nationals stay alive with 4-1 win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eye black and uniform still on, Bryce Harper emerged from a different kind of fog than typically seen in San Francisco. This was the celebratory stuff from a Nationals victory party, and he had earned it, all right.  More...

Lackey, homers help Cardinals win 3-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Lackey was just as advertised for the St. Louis Cardinals. Their postseason power surge has been a big surprise.  More...

Wilson leads Seahawks to victory

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — How’s this for a frustrating hat trick: Percy Harvin had three touchdowns called back because of penalties.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Madison Kaylee Peachey who turned 1 year old yesterday, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Her proud parents are Jeptha and Rachel Peachey of Charles Town, West Virginia. More...

Blairs Mills resident’s granddaughters graduate

Student earns master’s degree at Utah State University

Alicia Blain, granddaughter of Lenora Flood of Blairs Mills, graduated from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, May 2. More...

Hartslog Valley Grange members hold meeting

Hartslog Valley Grange 375 met Sept. 16 at Hope United Methodist Church, Alexandria.  This was an open meeting with speaker Bryan Marchefsky, Pennsylvania State Grange public relations and membership director. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Annie's Mailbox

If it comes from a professional, it will help

Dear Annie: My daughter is getting a divorce and moving into an apartment that allows her to have two cats. The problem is, she has four cats. She asked whether I would take two of them. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014:  More...

School program focus of hearing

Representatives from the state House Education Committee learned just how vital financial literacy is during a hearing on the subject Monday in Harrisburg.  Juniata Valley School District superintendent David Christopher testified before the co More...

Local bocce ball courts completed

Brand new bocce ball courts were dedicated Monday night at Portstown Park in Huntingdon Borough and celebrated with exhibition games in which athletes from Special Olympics Huntingdon County introduced community members to one of their favorite sport More...

Club members dedicated to popular trail

Though many folks in Huntingdon County are familiar with the Standing Stone Trail, one local club is working to ensure residents understand just how special and unique the trail is, not only in the state, but the country.  More...

State  Free Access 

Philadelphia teachers irate after losing contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia teachers vowed to fight a sudden move by the district Monday that cancels their union contract and forces them to start paying health premiums of as much as $140 a month.  The teachers union, with about 15, More...

Local Sports

Bearcats beaten 4-0 by Juniata

Visiting Juniata dominated the offensive end and earned a 4-0 victory Monday afternoon at Huntingdon. Lydia Koser had a hand in all four goals for the Indians.  The Bearcats are now 2-7-1 for the season.  More...

Ridge takes 1-0 win over ’Cats

Huntingdon faced probably its toughest opponent of the season Monday at Chestnut Ridge. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

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Editorial

I’m not impressed

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

We deserve to hear both candidates debate

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Filling her shoes

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  At its September meeting, the board of directors of the Huntingdon County Arts Council accepted with regret the resignation of Ilona Ballreich from her position as executive director of the arts council.  More...

Chatter Box

chatter box

A wake-up call

When I left my house for work Monday morning, the thermometer read 38 degrees. That is a true wake-up call that summer is over and fall won’t be far behind it. More...

Healthy Living

HOW TO PREVENT EYE INJURIES

Sight is something many people take for granted. Powerful organs, the eyes absorb imagery and the brain converts that information into data the body uses to maneuver through the world. Risks of eye injury present themselves every day.  More...

DIET CAN HELP OR HINDER CHILDREN IN THE CLASSROOM

Children who are not regularly consuming a healthy and balanced diet may not be receiving the nutrients suf.cient for sustained energy and mental acuity. Junk food and high-sugar snacks can affect the body in a number of ways.  More...

DID YOU KNOW

Organic chicken can be a more nutritious alternative than commerciallyraised poultry. That’s because organic chicken is exposed to fewer toxins and typically contains less fat than its commercial counterpart. More...

Doctor K

Effects of psoriasis are not confined to skin

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor thinks my arthritis and heart disease are connected to my psoriasis. Is this possible? I thought psoriasis was a skin condition.  More...

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