October 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Boroughs’ red lights to get upgrade

Orbisonia and Saxton borough officials learned Thursday they are recipients of state Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) grant funds that will allow for the replacement and update of aging red traffic signals in their communities.  More...

Daily News Press Club begins 54th year today

Today marks the beginning of the 54th season of The Daily News Press Club. More...

Local News

Trunk or Treat

About 75 costumed candy-seekers were on the hunt through the parking lot of Mount Union-Kistler Elementary School Thursday night during the PTO’s annual Trunk or Treat celebration. More...

Police Log

Retail theft   SMITHFIELD TWP. — A 25-year-old Alexandria man has been accused by state police at Huntingdon of taking two T-bone steaks from Walmart at 6716 Towne Center Blvd. at 8:50 p.m. Oct. 22.  DUI   More...

Pickin’ Panel

and other stuff

Week eight wasn’t particularly outstanding for The Daily News Pickin’ Panel, but it wasn’t all that bad either, especially for Ty States.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Oct. 24   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Hazing kills another football season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A second high school football team’s season has come to an abrupt halt after allegations rookie players were subjected to what officials called humiliating and inappropriate initiation rites.  More...

Eagles McCoy back on track

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Just when Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy gets his game back on track, here comes the NFL’s best run defense.  More...

LPGA tourney shortened by rain

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — Heavy rain washed out play Friday in the Blue Bay LPGA, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tournament from 72 to 54 holes.  Jessica Korda topped the leaderboard after the first round at 6-under 66. More...

Press Club

Persistence spells success

HCCTC student named SkillsUSA state president

There is no doubt that the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) has many talented and skilled students. More...

Hornets inspired to show kindness

The power of kindness is something that is often underestimated. At Juniata Valley High School, students and faculty recently learned the importance of kindness and the impact it can have on those around them. More...

Titans welcome new junior high principal

Earlier this year, Tussey Mountain welcomed a new junior high principal, Zachary Treece.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014:  More...

UPMC to build in development

Shaner Boulevard in Smithfield Township will have a new tenant in the not-too-distant future.  The health care provider UPMC Altoona recently purchased a three-acre plot from Shaner Investments in what is known as Raystown Square.  More...

State grant funds fuel local projects

Three local municipalities have been awarded nearly $300,000 in grants from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for outdoor improvements.  Projects in Mapleton and Mount Union boroughs in Huntingdon County and Broad More...

SHCSD program feedback mostly positive

The Southern Huntingdon County School District is starting to see the results of its innovative Next Year Now (NYN) program that was launched the last week of the 2013-14 academic year.  Dr. More...

State  Free Access 

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

Jim Thorpe’s body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma.  More...

Another school football season ends over hazing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A second high school football team’s season has come to an abrupt halt after allegations rookie players were subjected to what officials called humiliating and inappropriate initiation rites.  More...

Man dead after police chase, shooting in Easton

EASTON (AP) — Police say a man is dead after an earlymorning chase in the Lehigh Valley ended in a crash and gunfire.  The Express-Times reports a witness heard 8 to 10 shots as police opened fire after the man slammed his pickup truck in More...

Local Sports

Eagles face challenge at Muhlenberg

Last Saturday, the Juniata College football team came out of its bye week with one of its best all-around performances of the season. The results was a surprising 38-10 Homecoming victory over previously unbeaten Ursinus. More...

Trojans end with 3-1 loss

The final contest for the Mount Union volleyball team was a mirror of the season — playing hot and cold, showing signs of excellence and also the inconsistencies of a young team. More...

Hornets swept in finale at Bellwood

Juniata Valley’s volleyball team gave it a good effort Thursday evening in Bellwood, but the Hornets couldn’t end their season on a high note. More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon couple marks 67 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Homer and Ann (Kyper) Norris of Huntingdon who celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary today, Friday, Oct. More...

Pasta’s perfect for casual supper

Be it a relaxing night in with friends, watching the football game or just catching up, such occasions call for great food. More...

Service Personnel News

MUAHS graduate completes basic military training

Air Force Airman Matthew Boyer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Guidance would be helpful

Dear Annie: Please help me understand why my husband of 10 years is slowly distancing himself. We used to laugh, go to the movies, go out for dinner and breakfast on Sundays, but now he doesn’t want me to touch him. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Candy cache

Dear Readers: HALLOWEEN is almost here, and many of you will have some candy left over. More...

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