February 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Preparing for Ash Wednesday

Jeff Boyd burnt palm fronds from last year’s Palm Sunday services Tuesday to create ashes for Ash Wednesday services today at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huntingdon. More...

SHCSB members vote to buy van

The purchase of a new van caused a large discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board.  The matter of purchasing a new van was broached briefly at last Tuesday’s workshop session, but it came to a he More...

Local News

SHCSB members OK energy invoice

Tuesday, the Southern Huntingdon County School Board approved a number of things, including an invoice with the district’s energy company NRG for $54,947.  More...

Police Log

Crash State police at Lewistown investigated a one-vehicle crash on Route 522 near the Nittany Minit Mart at 7:54 a.m. Feb. 2. Perry Henderson More...

Area briefs

Tussey Theatre to present ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’   More...

World  Free Access 

Obama aims to broaden world approach to extremism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The summit President Barack Obama is convening today on the threat of violent extremism is not the summit he envisioned.  More...

A-Rod apologizes, but no explanation ahead of return

NEW YORK (AP) — It appears the only place Alex Rodriguez might detail his drug use is on a witness stand.  More...

Lydia Ko plans retirement

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Only 17, top-ranked Lydia Ko says she’s already planning to retire from golf by the time she’s 30, and become a psychologist.  More...

Business News

Local insurance agency earns recognition

The Jack M. Shuck Agency Inc., an independent insurance agency located in Huntingdon, has been awarded Inner Circle honors for 2014 by Mutual Benefit Group, a multiline property and casualty insurance company based in Huntingdon. The Jack M. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Feb. 9, 2015  Dale R. Somers and Sabine M. Somers, grantors, to Gary L. Boonie and Katie B. Boonie, property in Huntingdon Borough, $1.  Michael S. Robison and Cathy T. Robison, grantors, to Michael S. More...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans storm past Scarlet Dragons

B.J. Loner netted a gamehigh 21 points and Trevon Walker added 15 as fifth-seeded Mount Union rolled past No. 12 seed Central 63-50 Tuesday evening in a District Six Boys’ Class AA first-round contest inside the Tyrone Area Middle School.  More...

Kuhn named ECAC South POW

A day after earning CVC player of the week recognition, senior men’s volleyball player Paul Kuhn (Central York) has another honor to which to lay claim. Earlier today, he was named the ECAC South Player of the Week.  More...

Calvary earns pair of wins against LCA

Calvary Christian Academy picked up a pair of wins against Lighthouse Christian Academy Tuesday. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Cordelia Renee Beatty who turns 9 years old today, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Her proud parents are Michael and Tracy Beatty of Mapleton.  More...

Viewing party tips for award-winning hosts

Set the stage for an exciting evening with family and friends by hosting your very own awards show viewing party.  From glittering decor to delicious noshes, you’ll want to have an acceptance speech ready as guests thank you during closing More...

Guest speaker to talk peace at Penn State Altoona

Douglas Fry, chair of the Anthropology Department at the University of Alabama, will speak from 12:15-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Fireside Lounge of Slep Student Center.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Consider living organ donation

Dear Annie: Please help me bring awareness and education about organ donation. There are thousands of people waiting for a transplant and hundreds of others awaiting replacement of a previously transplanted organ. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Sinking nuts, carrots

Dear Heloise: I sure hope you can help me. I love making CARROT CAKE, but my problem is that all the nuts sink to the bottom. Sometimes the carrots do, too. I was told to put them in flour before I put them in the mix. More...

Huntingdon man to run for office

Huntingdon Borough resident Chris Busko is seeking the Republican nomination for Huntingdon County Commissioner in the Tuesday, May 19, primary election.  Busko’s decision to run is based on what’s he’s witness over the past th More...

County leaders OK 911 co-op contract

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners, an agreement for intergovernmental cooperation for 911 systems was approved.  The agreement allows the county to join with Bedford, Blair and Fulton counties to share 911 infrast More...

Council meeting times considered

Huntingdon Borough Council member Bradley Hollenbaugh asked council president Dave Quarry to look at possibly changing the times council’s six committees meet.  Hollenbaugh made the request during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting of b More...

State  Free Access 

On live stream, eagles lay first egg

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pair of bald eagles being monitored on a live video feed has laid its first egg of the new breeding season.  Camera operator PixController says the egg appeared around 7:30 p.m. More...

Fight looms as Senate advances amendment

HARRISBURG (AP) — A party-line vote in the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday advanced a proposed constitutional amendment closer to a statewide vote and a potentially acrimonious campaign leading up to the November election between the interests o More...

Court sets rules for release of home addresses

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania government agencies may not release people’s home addresses under the Rightto Know Law without first making them aware their addresses have been requested and giving them a chance to fight it, a state court More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Donald Kidd, principal at Calvary Christian Academy, Route 26, Huntingdon, has released the honor rolls for the second marking period of the 2014-15 school year as follows:   Grade 1  High Honor Roll: Lael Corbin, Sarah Hetrick, William Lan More...

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon volunteers extinguish flue fire

75 Years Ago  Four families, numbering 23 persons, are homeless as the result of a disastrous fire which swept through the three-story stone structure commonly known as the old mill property in Broad Top City. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 18 Adult Education Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information. More...

Around The Broad Top

ABT columnist shares really ‘old news’ with readers

As I write this column, Old Man Winter continues to blast the region with bitter cold temperatures, Arctic-like winds and enough snow to make things relatively challenging. And then there’s the ice. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

College Men’s Basketball:

Kentucky improves to 26-0 with win over Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Devin Booker had 18 points and seven rebounds as No. 1 Kentucky picked up its defense in the second half and extended the best start in school history Tuesday night with a 66-48 victory over Tennessee.  More...

Ovechkin helps Caps past Pens

By The Associated Press  PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 37th goal and assisted on Joel Ward’s winner with just more than four minutes remaining to lift the Washington Capitals to a testy 3-1 win over the Pitts More...

Connecticut stomps Houston 85-26

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart tied her season high with 26 points and UConn won its first game since returning to the No. More...

School News

St. Francis students named to dean’s list

More than 690 students from St. Francis University made the fall 2014 dean’s list.  To achieve dean’s list at St. More...

Area woman recognized for achievement

Cecilia Grugan of Alexandria, a fourth-year student in the psychology program in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, made the dean’s list for the fall 2014-2015 semester.  More...

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If you would like to have news about your student in The Daily News, submit it to the People and Pastimes Editor.  The Daily News reserves the right to edit material submitted.  More...

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