January 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MU Council to fill vacant board seats

Since a number of posts on Mount Union Borough boards are up for renewal, council is asking interested persons to step forward if they want to serve. As of Dec. More...

Frigid temperatures

Frigid temperatures in the single digits and wind chills well below zero caused schools in the county, including the Huntingdon Area School District, to delay the start of classes this morning. More...

Local News

Wood Twp. Supervisors approve appointments

Meeting in their regular monthly session Wednesday night in Robertsdale, the Wood Township Supervisors approved two appointments to the Wood- Broad Top-Wells Joint Municipal Authority. More...

MU man has sex assault case bound over for court

A Mount Union man charged with having sex with a 13-yearold girl was in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday. More...

Area brief

Health expo open to public ALEXANDRIA — The public is invited to a free health, wellness and fitness expo, Be Your Own Beautiful, the new BYOB, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Juniata Valley High School. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Saxton council reorganizes, swears in two new members

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 8   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 

Rusty Federer wins opener in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer was rusty in his season-opening match at the Brisbane International, and it had him in a serious sweat.  The 17-time Grand Slam winner held his cool to recover from a set and a break down and beat A More...

College Football Championship:

Buckeyes loose to start game prep

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When it was pointed out to Ohio State coach Urban Meyer that a small town in the state was changing its name to honor him, he thought it was a joke.  More...

No. 2 Duke holds on against Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman forward Justise Winslow scored a season-high 20 points and No. More...

People/Pastimes

Girl Scouts sign up nights offered

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) will be hosting sign up nights throughout Huntingdon County in the month of February for all girls and volunteers interested in fun, friendships and a world of new and exciting experiences. More...

Finance tips every college student should know

When the acceptance letter arrives from a college or university, it’s cause for celebration. But it’s also time to do some serious number crunching and take steps to mitigate potential education-related debt.  More...

Learn to live with lactose intolerance

If you or a loved one is lactose intolerant, you might find yourself confused about the condition and what it means for your eating habits. One common misperception is that you must eliminate dairy from your diet. More...

School News

Local student named to president’s list

Alyse Kilian, a senior nursing major from Warriors Mark, was among approximately 450 Bob Jones University students named to the fall 2014 president’s list. More...

Bob Jones University announces fall dean’s list

The following students are among approximately 950 Bob Jones University students named to the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2014 semester. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 9, 2015:  More...

No formal word on treasurer job

Now that state Rep. Rich Irvin has officially taken the oath of office, questions remain about who will permanently fill the Huntingdon County Treasurer’s position. More...

Huntingdon water line breaks fixed

Huntingdon Borough crews worked through below-freezing temperatures Wednesday to repair a 14-foot section of water line that broke on Penn Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  Approximately 300,000 gallons of water were lost in the break a More...

Builders suggest way to keep pipes thawed

As temperatures plunge into the teens and single digits, residents may be reminded of last year’s winter as they find frozen pipes and water lines. More...

State  Free Access 

Two dead, dozens injured in 18-vehicle pileup

CLARION (AP) — An 18-vehicle pileup in whiteout conditions Wednesday afternoon killed two people in western Pennsylvania and left dozens injured, authorities said.  More...

World  Free Access 

Is there a gazing globe in your garden’s future?

Did I see a glint of mocking laughter in a friend’s eyes when I mentioned the new addition to my garden, a gazing globe?  These mirrored glass ornaments were popular until about 50 years ago, when they fell from their pedestals, figurative More...

Newest House members pledge focus on transit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two newest members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation are pledging their attention to issues such as upgrading the state’s roads, bridges and rail service and improving health care at the Philadelphia V More...

Local Sports

Boys’ Basketball:

Frederick, Gearhart lead Bearcats to win

Huntingdon opened the New Year at Penns Valley Wednesday in a game where the teams played completely different halves. More...

High School Swimming:

Bearcat teams split with Altoona

The quartet of seniors Nick McKim, Trent Stevens and Alex Tietjens along with sophomore Zeb Fowler played a major role in the Huntingdon boys’ (7-2) seven victories Wednesday evening as the Bearcats got some help from their depth to defeat visi More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Huntingdon, Mount Union come up short

Rams escape with win over ’Cats   Huntingdon came within a basket from dealing Mountain League front runner Penns Valley its first loss in the circuit this season Wednesday evening. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Ashley Leamer submitted an undated postcard with the Vuielle children of Huntingdon on it. More...

Op-Ed

What good are lawyers?

I really liked Southern Huntingdon County School District superintendent Tod Kline’s Op-Ed, “Why do schools need lawyers?” in the Jan. 6 edition of The Daily News. More...

Smartphones could be poisoning children

Kim Gunoo is a 15-year-old South Korean boy who has lived with perpetual diarrhea since birth.  His first seven months were spent in and out of the hospital, where four major surgeries resulted in the full removal of his large intestine. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Dairy products for New Year’s baby

On behalf of the Huntingdon County Dairy Promotion Committee, Huntingdon County Dairy Princess Emily Davis presented a basket filled with dairy and baby items to Lilly Williams, the first baby born i More...

Fair queen shares program

Huntingdon County Fair Queen Sarah Jefferis visited Carol Metz’s firstgrade class at Standing Stone Elementary School Dec. 16 to present a program on Farm Safety 4 Just Kids. More...

4-H Club News

Spring Farms   The Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club held its monthly meeting Dec. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Intead of looking for justification, get into counseling

Dear Annie: Twelve years ago, I married my best friend, lover and the woman I believed to be my partner for life. Before we married, my wife and I were physically active: hiking, biking, skiing, rollerblading, you name it. More...

Doctor K

Lower heels, wider shoes help treat Morton’s neuroma

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have something called Morton’s neuroma. Can you explain what it is, and what I can do to relieve the pain?  More...

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