February 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Logan Twp. man to fill JVSB seat

Juniata Valley School Board members voted to fill a vacant board seat during their monthly meeting Wednesday evening.  Logan Township resident Aden Russell was the only person nominated to fill the seat and, with no discussion, board members una More...

Ring-billed gulls protected by federal law

Flocks of ring-billed gulls are a common sight in February throughout central Pennsylvania, and while sometimes considered a nuisance, the birds are protected by federal law.  More...

Local News

County commissioners hire fiscal clerk

A request to hire a fiscal clerk in the commissioners’ office led to a lengthy discussion during the Tuesday meeting.  More...

Preliminary hearings held in central court

A light session was held in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  A preliminary hearing was held for Zachary Woy, 21, Shirleysburg, charged with burglary and theft by unlawful taking. His charges were bound over for the higher court. More...

Lincoln Caverns event helps public understand bats

Lincoln Caverns in Porter Township will have a different kind of Valentine’s Day.  Saturday, Feb. 14 is the business’s ninth annual Batfest.  “It started as a workshop,” said Tim Hawn, manager at Lincoln Caverns. More...

World  Free Access 

Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers. More...

‘Slow Flowers’ movement pushes local, US-grown cut flowers

BRUNING, Neb. (AP) — Come February, the owners of Farmstead Flowers begin nurturing seedlings and preparing three acres for their cash crop reaped from April through October — cut flowers.  More...

REAP applications deadline nears

Pennsylvania farmers and landowners can still apply for tax credits that offset the costs of improving management practices and purchasing conservation equipment. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Turner gives Celtics win over Hawks

BOSTON (AP) — Evan Turner made a running scoop shot with 0.2 seconds left to give Boston its only lead of the game, and the Celtics sent the Atlanta Hawks to just their third loss of the calendar year, 89-88 on Wednesday night.  More...

Canucks salvage 5-4 overtime win in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Sedin scored his second goal at 1:20 of overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks recovered after blowing a late two-goal lead, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Wednesday night.  More...

Men’s Basketball:

Buckeyes roll past Lions 75-55

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sam Thompson listened to praise about his outside shooting and almost took it as an insult.  “I can still jump a little bit,” he said with a grin.  Thompson scored a careerhigh 22 points and D’A More...

People/Pastimes

National Scouting Week

In recognition of National Scouting week, which runs Feb. 8 through Saturday, Feb. More...

Cookie booths offer new varieties

Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs might be the community’s favorites, but new Girl Scout cookie varieties will be joining the iconic roster for the Girl Scout in the Heart of Pennsylvania’s (GSHPA) 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program, which wil More...

Hospital auxiliary welcomes leader

The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Miranda Peruso as president of its executive board. More...

Doctor K

Best prevention for kidney stones is to drink lots of water

DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently had a very painful kidney stone. What can I do to prevent another?  DEAR READER: First of all, my sympathies: Pain from passing a kidney stone can be as bad as any kind of pain.  More...

Special Sections

UW campaign in home stretch

The 2014-15 Huntingdon County United Way fundraising campaign is rapidly nearing its end.  While fundraising is going well, the agency’s executive director, Kathy Armillei, said support is still needed.  “(The campaign) is going More...

Minimum wage hike reintroduced

A bill originally introduced in the state House of Representatives in December 2013 has seen a resurrection.  House Bill 250, introduced by state Rep. More...

Capital contribution to aid ORJMA work

The members of the Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) met Wednesday and talked about payment from Cromwell Township.  “It’s sewage money. More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf fleshes out natural gas severance tax proposal

THORNDALE (AP) — Gov. More...

Lawmaker: NCAA should fire chief over PSU sanctions

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania lawmaker whose lawsuit led the NCAA to lift the last of Penn State’s sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal said Wednesday the organization misled university officials and t More...

Town gets requests for signs with gun rights message

BAINBRIDGE (AP) — Local officials say several pro-gun rights signs posted in their rural Pennsylvania township as a way to discourage crime have been vandalized, but they think they have a way to cash in on the media attention the signs have re More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Repairs to be made to Coalmont bridge

75 Years Ago The sounding of the burglar alarm at the First National Bank of Huntingdon brought a crowd of curious persons to the bank building More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 12 Soup Kitchen 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

District 6-AA Wrestling:

Glorioso, Oliver, Winfield top seeded

After delaying one day due to technical difficulties, the pairings for the District 6-AA wrestling championships Friday and Saturday at the Altoona Field House were released Wednesday by district officials. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Hornets hold off Rockets 38-33

Juniata Valley overcame illness to its top player and foul problems for another, while also dealing with people in different positions to hold off a determined Southern Huntingdon squad Wednesday evening in an Inter-County Conference interdivisional More...

District 6-AA Pairings

Following are the advance pairings for the District 6-AA Tournament this Friday and Saturday at the Altoona High School Fieldhouse. Listings are in order of brackets. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Gene Hoffman of Huntingdon submitted an undated photo of students in front of the former Smithfield Elementary School. More...

Our Readers Write

The Daily News Dear Editor: There is no hiding the fact that winter weather has arrived in central Pennsylvania. It’s worth noting that snow removal crews have been poised and ready to tackle whatever Mother Nature throws our way More...

How They Voted

Congressions votes for the week ending Feb. 6

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Feb. 6.  House   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Beef Club meets

The Huntingdon County 4-H Beef Club welcomed Sarah Biddle to its January meeting at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office meeting room. More...

Alexandria Junior Rifle

The Alexandria 4-H Junior Rifle Club members shared their scores for the fourth week, Feb. 4. More...

Farm transition workshop slated

Do you own a farm business and are looking towards the future, perhaps retiring, scaling back from farming or transitioning from a farm business to take on another adventure? More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 13, 2015:  More...

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