October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

DA believes raid closed heroin ring

After the arrest of six individuals in a drug sweep Tuesday, representatives of the state Attorney General’s Office and Huntingdon County District Attorney believed they have shut down a significant heroin trafficking ring in the county.  More...

Commissioner argues accuracy of minutes

An issue over recording minutes from a recent Huntingdon County Commissioners meetings continued during the trio’s weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

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Local News

Cruise Night well attended

The Daily News and Kish Travel held a special “Cruise Night” at the Comfort Inn Tuesday to present information on The Daily News’ seven-night Canada and New England cruise scheduled More...

Police Log

Harassment   MENNO TWP., MIFFLIN CO. — Allen Siberling, 24, Belleville, and James Kyle III, 67, Mount Union, have been charged by state police at Lewistown for allegedly sending over 100 harassing text messages to one another Oct. 28. More...

A Look Back

Difficulties of a pioneer editor, part 2

Editor’s note: The following is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1946-1951. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Work announced on Mapleton Band Hall

75 Years Ago Ground was broken for the new $130,000 auditorium on the north campus of Juniata College by Dr. Charles C. Ellis, college president More...

Business News

Kish travel specialist promoted

Carol Herrmann, CEO of Kish Travel, is pleased to announce the promotion of Donna Feicke to travel specialist at Kish Travel.  More...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of Martin’s Barber School on Fairgrounds Road in Smithfield Township was held Oct. 25. More...

Endres VP named chief operating officer

E.B. Endres Inc. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penn State’s Ryan Keiser recovering from surgery

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State safety Ryan Keiser was recovering in a hospital on Tuesday after having surgery to repair a bowel injury suffered when he fractured a rib in practice last week.  More...

First college football playoff rankings released

The first College Football Playoff rankings are in the books. The top four for now is Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi, three teams from the SEC West and the defending national champion Seminoles.  More...

Royals rout Giants 10-0 to force Game Seven

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A couple hundred fans stood behind the Royals dugout for more than a half-hour after the final out, screaming and waving white rally towels.  Bring on Game 7!  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

‘Watts’ the number?

Dear Heloise: In a column, a woman stated that her MICROWAVE WATTAGE did not match many of the wattages on prepackaged items. There are microwave conversion charts available on the Internet. More...

Special Sections

President quits borough council

After months of internal turmoil among members of Huntingdon Borough Council, council president Joan Cassatt resigned from the board during its monthly meeting Tuesday night.  More...

Jobless numbers see September dip

The jobless rate in Huntingdon County dipped in September after leveling off in August.  The rate fell 0.6 percentage points to 6.6 percent in September. More...

Wind farm discussions ongoing in counties

The fight to keep wind farms out of Huntingdon and Mifflin counties is continuing.   More...

State  Free Access 

Football coach receives overwhelming support

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — A high school football coach suspended amid hazing allegations received overwhelming support Tuesday night during a raucous school board meeting in which parents accused the district of rushing to judgment in canceling the rem More...

Cyanide searches found on poison suspect’s laptop

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A medical researcher charged with poisoning his wife had a computer on which someone conducted searches relating to cyanide poisoning two or three days after she died, a state police computer expert testified Tuesday.  More...

Accusers say former university VP molested them

SCRANTON (AP) — Two men who accuse a former high-ranking state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania of molesting them when they were students described for a jury Tuesday how they had looked to him as a mentor but instead endur More...

World  Free Access 

Senators stage their own ‘Survivor’ show

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Flake and Martin Heinrich were willing to go to great lengths to prove that a Democratic and Republican U.S. senator could work together.  Like halfway around the world. More...

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 29   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Historian shares poem about Broad Top City

A note from Ron Morgan: This week’s short Around the Broad Top column is devoted to a special poem written by Broad Top City historian and newspaper writer Adam Watson. More...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Volleyball:

Rangers push Bearcats to five sets

Through the first three sets of Tuesday evening’s District Six Class AA quarterfinal match, eight-seeded Forest Hills (13-7) played like giant killers, trying to take down host and top-seeded Huntingdon (16-2).  More...

District 6-AA Soccer:

’Cats lose 1-0 semifinal to Bedford

Huntingdon turned in its trademark yeoman defensive effort in its District 6-AA semifinal match against top-seeded Bedford at Somerset Tuesday. The Bisons managed to score one goal and that was enough in a 1-0 victory.  More...

Pee Wee results

Huntingdon County Pee Wee Football League second-round playoff action over the week, the Vikings downed the Colts and the Steelers topped the Lions in varsity play. More...

People/Pastimes

Brew up a frightfully fun Halloween party

Haunted with the thought of a ho-hum Halloween? Never fear — trick-or-treaters will want more than just candy once they see your party table. More...

United in Marriage

Varner-Brown

Under the warm blue skies of a picturesque July 4 afternoon, Derek Varner and Kristina Brown were wed in front of many of their closest friends and family.  The Rev. More...

Send Greetings to . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Dora Logue of Huntingdon who celebrates her 95th birthday Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Father-in-law is out of line

Dear Annie: My husband, an only child, never had a great relationship with his father, “Clyde.” My mother-in-law died six years ago, and my husband passed away three years later. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 9:32 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014:  More...

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