February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Jules Shaffer of Mount Union was the fourth winner of a free one-year print subscription to The Daily News from a drawing Feb. 13. More...

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Case against McVeytown man will head to higher court

Charges against a McVeytown man are headed to the Mifflin County Court of Common Pleas.  More...

Jail consultant recommendation discussed by commissioners

Huntingdon County Commissioners heard recommendations for a consultant to review the county’s justice system during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

One hearing held in central court

Drug charges against a Mount Union man were bound over for a higher court after a preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday .  More...

World  Free Access 

Papyrus relative looks good, makes paper, too

Zoe, the young daughter of a friend of mine, finds my houseplants more interesting than beautiful. More...

How to thwart houseplant pests

Now that winter is here, scale insects have started showing up on my potted citrus tree and some orchids. How many other plant pests lurk, ready for a population explosion when conditions become ripe, typically in late winter?  More...

County jails sell e-cigarettes to inmates

CINCINNATI (AP) — E-cigarettes keep popping up for sale at county jails around the country even as some government officials, schools and health experts urge tighter control over the devices, especially in public buildings.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Badgers edge Nittany Lions 55-47

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — No. 5 Wisconsin couldn’t control Penn State’s D.J. Newbill on Wednesday night, so the Badgers settled for stopping all his teammates.  Sam Dekker scored 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 as No. More...

Men’s Basketball:

Duke gets by Heels in overtime

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Quinn Cook scored 22 points and No. 4 Duke beat No. 15 North Carolina 92-90 in overtime on Wednesday night.  More...

Women’s Basketball:

Johnson and Davis lead Baylor past Texas 67-60

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Niya Johnson matched her season high with 17 points and Nina Davis added 12 to help No. 3 Baylor beat Texas Tech 67-60 on Wednesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Posture perfect: Smartphone use affects spinal health

Despite the many benefits of having information at your fingertips, smartphones and tablets can do damage to your body and overall health in unexpected ways.  More...

Great apps drivers can use

Smartphones are a convenient tool that few people can now imagine living without. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Pisces if born before 3:13 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 20, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Parties in court over trophy deer

To hear Christopher Patrick tell the story, it was the buck of a lifetime.  More...

Cold weather supplies in high demand

Temperatures in the single digits and teens have had area residents rushing to hardware stores and seeking aid from HVAC experts to fix problems that have occurred as a result.  Although the forecast warned of bitterly cold temperatures, people More...

Publication welcomes visitors to lake region

It’s still winter, but a good sign that spring is just around the corner is the recent release of the 60-page 2015 Huntingdon County Visitors Guide.  More...

State  Free Access 

Man with bodies buried in his yard gets life in prison

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A jury on Wednesday spared the life of a man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend in 2002 and burying their bodies in his yard, granting a defense request to show mercy despite the brutal nature of the cri More...

Governor’s execution moratorium is challenged

HARRISBURG (AP) — The top prosecutor in Philadelphia filed a legal challenge Wednesday to Gov. Tom Wolf’s death penalty moratorium, telling Pennsylvania’s highest court that the action was illegal and unconstitutional.  More...

Judge says truth crying to be heard in investigation

HARRISBURG (AP) — The county judge who appointed a special prosecutor to look into grand jury leaks told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday that “the truth is crying to be heard” in the investigation of state Attorney Gener More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

78th District representative seeks third term

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 19 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 5-AA Wrestling:

Tussey’s Brode seeded second

The four-week postseason high school wrestling sojourn continues this weekend with the District 5-AA Tournament at Windber. More...

District 5-AA wrestling pairings

Following are the first-round pairings for the District 5-AA Wrestling Tournament Feb. 20-21 at Windber High School. Listings are in order of brackets. More...

College Basketball:

Juniata teams beaten by Catholic

A 13-0 run put visiting Catholic ahead 17-4 after the first eight minutes of last evening’s Landmark Conference men’s game in the Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

A photo shared by Marilyn Adams is originally from a calendar that shows the 1951 Juniata Valley High School marching band. More...

Our Readers Write

Familiarize yourself with new requirements  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   My office has been receiving questions from those who work with children on a volunteer basis about the state’s new child abuse clearance requi More...

What others are saying

When your armed neighbor comes knocking

A North Carolina grand jury has indicted an atheist with a history of virulently anti-religious statements in the murder of three Muslim American students in Chapel Hill — a young couple and the wife’s sister.  The victims’ fam More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Go all out!

When someone mentions FFA, one knows that they are talking about the Future Farmers of America programs in our area schools.  More...

Dairy Promotion offers two college scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for two college scholarships provided by the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program. More...

Southern Pride

Southern Pride 4-H Club members recently gathered for a meeting. Mikara Anderson called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge were led by Brendan Anderson and Alexis Parks. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Leaving may be healthier than staying ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Bob” for 11 years. Once we had our son, “Jack,” everything changed.  More...

Doctor K

Don’t make energy drinks a daily habit

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have two kids and a high pressure job. I’m always exhausted. Lately, I’ve been drinking an energy drink in the afternoon to get through the day. My husband thinks this is dangerous. Is he right?  More...

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