December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Changes applied at ORJMA plant

Following a meeting with state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials, members of the Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) said during their monthly meeting Wednesday that changes are already being made at the sewage p More...

MU community joins for Christmas events

With Christmas just on the horizon, the Mount Union community will be celebrating the season this weekend with a series of events, including the annual Santa parade, Kiwanis Club gift bazaar, a borough wide decorating contest, Festival Chorus and a m More...

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Christmas festivities planned tonight in Saxton

Last minute plans for Saxton Borough’s first-ever Christmas in the Parkway (CHIP) celebration scheduled for tonight, Thursday, Dec. 11, were discussed by members of a committee who have been working on the event for the past two months.  More...

Investigation ongoing into Motel 22 blaze

The investigation into the Wednesday morning fire that severely damaged the office/living quarters of Motel 22 in Brady Township continues, according to state police fire marshal Mike Eppolito.  More...

Alexandria woman’s death caused by vehicle crash

The cause of death of an Alexandria woman who died following a crash in West Township Tuesday afternoon has been determined.  A Wednesday morning autopsy showed Barbara Ann Grove, 61, of Alexandria, died of blunt force trauma due to injuries sus More...

World  Free Access 

Nearly nine in 10 doubt Obama, GOP can break gridlock

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal: There’s almost no chance that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the country’s pr More...

Landscape inspection important

Prudent house hunters usually await the results of a professional inspection before buying their dream home. All too often, though, one of the biggest contributors to a home’s value is neglected: the landscape. And that can prove costly.  More...

Next steps uncertain for women with dense breasts

WASHINGTON (AP) — More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it’s more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer. But new research suggests automatically giving them an extra test isn’t necessarily the solution.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Anderson stuns Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez hopes to move quickly to find a new head coach after Gary Andersen’s stunning departure to Oregon State.  More...

Nittany Lions outscore Duquesne 64-62 at BJC

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State has gotten off to its best start in more than a decade because it’s been able to finish.  More...

Arizona’s Wright wins Lombardi Award

HOUSTON (AP) — Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright won the Lombardi Award on Wednesday night as the nation’s best lineman.  The sophomore edged Clemson senior defensive end Vic Beasley, Washington senior linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha More...

People/Pastimes

Deck the halls by hosting an ugly sweater party

The holiday season is all about making fun memories. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Adalyn Elizabeth Scott who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. She lives in Calvin with her mommy, Jessica Scott, and her daddy. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A card shower is being held in honor of Marilyn “Sis” Isett of James Creek who will celebrate her birthday Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Doctor K

Joint support supplements vary in effectiveness

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have osteoarthritis. It’s improved some with physical therapy and weight loss, but not entirely. Should I give “joint support” supplements a try? Which ones?  More...

Special Sections

County budget under scrutiny

A week after the Huntingdon County Commissioners’ public hearing to discuss the 2015 budget, residents are still voicing concerns over the fiscal plan the leaders call “conservative, yet realistic.”  More...

People still urged to get flu vaccine

Both the state Department of Health and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital report there have been no lab-confirmed cases of flu in Huntingdon County yet this season, despite reports indicating the flu vaccine may not be as effective.  More...

Pre-K Counts classroom opens in SHCSD

The pitter-patter of little feet isn’t an unusual sound at an elementary school, but at Spring Farms Elementary in the Southern Huntingdon County School District, there’s now some smaller feet added to that noise.  The Huntingdon Cou More...

State  Free Access 

Campaign adviser, ex-candidate join Wolf’s office

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is filling key positions in his office with more people with connections to his successful campaign and to ex-Gov. Ed Rendell.  More...

Prosecutor: Police killed man, not knife in neck

EASTON (AP) — A man who was found with a knife in his neck after he was shot by police following a car chase in eastern Pennsylvania succumbed to the gunshot wound, a prosecutor said Wednesday.  More...

Veteran gets 10 years for interstate sex with teen

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Iraq war Army veteran will spend 10 years in federal prison for taking a 13-year-old family friend across state lines for sex.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Pa. National Guard will be expanded

75 Years Ago  The Christmas season was officially ushered in in Mount Union with the illumination of the business streets. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 11   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...

Local Sports

Girls’ Basketball:

Bearcats down Bellefonte

Huntingdon used a 26-7 run through the two middle quarters en route to opening its Mountain League schedule with a 45-28 victory over visiting Bellefonte Wednesday evening.  More...

H.S. Swimming:

’Cats’ boys win again; girls fall short

Huntingdon’s Trent Stevens, Alex Tietjens and Anneliese Aurand all brought home a pair of individual victories from Wednesday afternoon’s meet at Ligonier Valley. More...

Men’s Basketball:

Eagles hosting 23rd Doc Greene Tourney

This Friday and Saturday, the Juniata men’s basketball team will host the 23rd Annual Comfort Inn Doc Greene Tournament at Memorial Gymnasium. The first game Friday will feature two of the top teams in Division III as No. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Walter Hess generously provided The Daily News with a small book titled “Huntingdon in the Early Days,” published in 1923 by First National Bank and touted as a souvenir of 60 years of se More...

Our Readers Write

Are taxpayers subsidizing senior judge program?  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   I am treading in dangerous territory when I respectfully disagree with the letter Senior Judge Kurtz had in The Daily News Dec. 9.  More...

What others are saying

What will it take to rebuild trust?

Civil rights leaders, led by Marc Morial of the National Urban League, met in New York City Dec. 4 to discuss steps that should be taken to help rebuild trust between law enforcement officials and the citizens they are sworn to protect. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Record market steer tag day kicks off 2015 fair youth livestock projects

Youth interest in the 2015 Huntingdon County Fair is strong, if the increase in market steer project registrations at the annual tag day Nov. 22 was any indication.  More...

Keep warm this winter with real hot chocolate

The snow will be falling soon. Crisp winter days are perfect for sled riding, ice skating and maybe a snowball fight. When you come in from the cold, warm up with a creamy cup of hot chocolate.  More...

Area brief

Farm Bill programs information session to be held   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Make an effort to work on marriage

Dear Annie: I have been with my husband for 10 years, and we have two children. Two years ago, I found out that he was bothering a 19-yearold girl. He was 30 at the time. We separated over this, but six months ago, we got back together.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Leo if born before 10:19 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 12, 2014:  More...

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