November 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

PSP still searching for robbery suspect

State police at Huntingdon continue to investigate the Oct. 22 robbery at a Smithfield Township pharmacy.  More...

Improvements take place at MUPD station

Improvement projects are on the horizon for the police station in Mount Union now that the borough has finalized ownership of the Market Street property.  More...

Local News

Oneida Township’s preliminary budget OK’d

Oneida Township treasurer Hank Strong informed the board of supervisors of some amenities to next year’s budget during their monthly meeting Wednesday night.  More...

Death Notice

Kay H. Swivel   Kay H. Swivel, 78, of Huntingdon, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.  More...

Area brief

Chamber to host QuickBooks seminar   HUNTINGDON BORO. — The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce will host a QuickBooks seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 12, at DuBois Business College, 1001 Moore St.  More...

World  Free Access 

Stop and smell the tulips

Tulips are the floral harbingers of spring, providing brilliant bursts of color in otherwise drab surroundings. But a few varieties offer another kind of bouquet, too: They’re fragrant.  More...

Survey finds people text and drive knowing dangers

Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 6   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rangers win 5th straight

NEW YORK (AP) — Derick Brassard scored a power-play goal 1:50 into overtime, after Detroit tied it in the closing seconds of regulation, to give the New York Rangers their fifth straight victory over the Red Wings, 4-3 Wednesday night.  More...

Pens sign Fluery to 4-year extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury isn’t going anywhere.  The Pittsburgh Penguins signed the franchise’s all-time winningest goaltender to a fouryear contract extension on Wednesday worth $23 million.  More...

McDowell early leader

SHANGHAI (AP) — Graeme McDowell likes a tough golf course, and Sheshan International was perfect for him Thursday. More...

People/Pastimes

Scouting for Food begins Saturday

Boy Scouts from all over the county have been busy handing out door hangers announcing their annual Scouting for Food drive Saturday, Nov. More...

Student volunteerism has a positive impact

Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills.  More...

Boy Scout Troop 28 holds Court of Honor

Senior patrol leader Nick Yoder was the master of ceremonies for Boy Scout Troop 28’s fall court of honor.  Tenderfoot scout Nathaniel McClain lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Taurus if born before 8:45 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Nov. 7, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Changes to trail House election

After Huntingdon County Treasurer Rich Irvin secured a seat in the state House’s 81st District in Tuesday’s election, changes will be coming to the county in the new year. More...

Local Sears store will remain open

Recent news that Sears Holding Corp. plans to close about 100 stores across the country has concerned some local shoppers, but the Sears Hometown Store in Smithfield Township won’t be affected.  More...

Leaders won’t alter name of Wood street

The Wood Township Supervisors, responding to a request from the Huntingdon County Mapping Department, indicated Wednesday evening they are not interested in making any changes to the name of a street in Wood.  More...

State  Free Access 

NCAA loses bid to avoid PSU sanctions trial

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday turned down a bid by the NCAA to prevent a January trial over the legality of penalties imposed on Penn State over the school’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molesta More...

Abducted woman home after rescue; man arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman abducted off a Philadelphia street returned home early today, hours after authorities said they found her safe outside Baltimore and arrested the man who grabbed her.  Carlesha Freeland-Gaither's relieved relati More...

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree coming from state

BLOOMSBURG (AP) — An 85-foot Norway spruce from central Pennsylvania will serve as Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree this year.  Workers cut down the 13-ton tree and a crane hoisted it onto a trailer Wednesday morning for the 155-m More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Signal tower work begins

75 Years Ago  Federal government officials reported expenses and receipts for the current fiscal year through Nov. More...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Quarterfinal:

Unbeaten Trojans host 5-5 Rockets in rematch

It’s playoff time!  The regular season is over and you can throw out the records. It’s time to start from scratch with everybody 0-0. The difference is, in playoffs it’s lose and out.  More...

Landmark Conference Semifinal:

Eagles get past Blue Jays in OT

Juniata field hockey advances to the Landmark Conference Championship game on a double overtime golden goal scored by junior Sarah Bilheimer (Freedom). More...

Power Points

In the Power Points football contest, sponsored locally by McDonald’s of Huntingdon and Mount Union, Todd Cornelius of Saltillo was the winner in Week Eight with 122 pointss and Donald Weidel of Alexandria won the Week Nine prize with 117 point More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

An undated photo originally titled “Singers Practice for Yule Concert” was published in the Dec. 17, 1971, edition of The Daily News. More...

Our Readers Write

Join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

Your server isn’t on the menu

At a popular sit-down restaurant in Independence, Missouri, Allison waits tables for $3.60 an hour — the going rate for servers at her restaurant.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Fogal, Emery hold top two 2014 4-H titles

After a year of projects, project books, club meetings and competitions, 4-H members, leaders, friends and family marked the conclusion of another club membership year with the annual awards banquet Nov. 1 at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

Huntingdon Horsemen winners

Huntingdon Horsemen Inc. held its annual awards banquet at the Smithfield Fire Hall Oct. 4. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Alcoholics are addicts

Dear Annie: Please tell me, when did alcoholism become a disease? A disease is when the body is ill and not functioning properly.  More...

Doctor K

HPV vaccine has benefits

DEAR DOCTOR K: My daughter’s pediatrician would like her to have the HPV vaccine. I’m not sure. Is there evidence the HPV vaccine has some real benefit?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

When push comes to shove

Let the replay and record show that Kevin Harvick, who finished second to Jimmie Johnson in Sunday’s race at Texas, instigated the melee on pit road between Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon.  Keselowski’s No. More...

TEXAS REWIND

NASCAR’s new villian, Brad Keselowski, is happy for you

Brad Keselowski spoke with the media after Sunday’s post-race brawl at Texas.  Talk about what happened.  More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

What was THAT all about?   More...

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