February 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Grant application discussed

In the midst of a water leak crisis, the Mapleton Borough Water Authority held a public hearing regarding a competitive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) regarding replacing the borough’s water tank and water line looping project. More...

HCBI board member resignation approved

The board of directors of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) met at the Huntingdon Country Club Monday and accepted the resignation of a board member. More...

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Local News

Parents asked to attend HASD elementary discussion

Parents of students in both elementary schools in the Huntingdon Area School District are being asked to attend one of two meetings Thursday afternoon to discuss possible changes in the elementary school configuration.  The meetings, scheduled More...

Rockhill Borough Council members meet in session

The Rockhill Borough Council held a brief meeting Monday evening. In work to be done in the borough, council president Sandi Snyder mentioned one project to be completed in the spring. More...

Cellphone antenna project progressing in broad top

Broad Top City Borough Council learned Monday evening plans to place a Verizon Wireless cellphone antenna on an existing 240-foot tower are moving along. The antenna is expected to be installed and operational in the near future. More...

Local Sports

District 6-AAA Boys’ Quarterfinal:

Bearcats down Raiders 36-33 in defensive battle

Huntingdon’s District 6-AAA quarterfinal against Bellefonte Monday in Tyrone was all about defense. More...

District 6-A Girls’ Quarterfinal:

Portage eliminates Valley 53-40

Juniata Valley pulled itself back from a 15-point deficit midway through the second quarter and got to within two points of fourth-seeded Portage early in the second half during Monday evening’s District Six Girls’ Class A quarterfinal co More...

Juniata’s Bortak is named CVC Player of Week

For the second straight week, a member of the Juniata men’s volleyball team has earned player of the week honors from the Continental Volleyball Conference. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: Springtime. The word evokes thoughts of flower blossoms, budding trees and warm sunshine. If you are a school student or the parent of a student, it also means test time More...

What others are saying

Money to burn

Someday soon, will all our jobs involve keeping extraordinarily rich people entertained?  These days, that prospect doesn’t seem all that far-fetched.  “The rich,” as journalist Chanelle Tourish notes, “seem to be wi More...

Poll

Most support Obama investment tax hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rich aren’t taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. More...

Chatter Box

Robins, robins everywhere

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the old wive’s tale about robins being a sign of spring. Some folks argue that’s not true and point out the birds are around all year. More...

Healthy Living

HOW TO AVOID INJURY DURING THESE POPULAR WORKOUTS

The risk of suffering an injury while exercising will never disappear entirely. Even the most seasoned athletes suffer setbacks from time to time, and even the most popular exercises are not completely risk-averse. More...

THE BENEFITS OF RESTING BETWEEN WORKOUTS

Exercise enthusiasts often .nd it hard to break from their workout routines, even if that respite is just a single day for ordinary rest and recovery. More...

EXPLORE THE MANY FACETS OF POTATOES

Potatoes are one the world’s most popular foods. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mother is sending confusing, damaging message

Dear Annie: I am concerned about my grandson’s well-being. My daughter has always had “cuddle time” with “Joey.” It was OK when he was little, but now that he is turning 7, it seems worse. More...

Doctor K

Psychosocial treatment is critical for schizophrenia

DEAR DOCTOR K: There is a history of schizophrenia in my family. I’d like to learn more about it. Can it be treated?  More...

Special Sections

Variance denied for CCA project

The Huntingdon Borough Zoning Board Monday afternoon unanimously denied a request for a variance to change the square footage of three apartments above the Center for Community Action (CCA) on Fifth Street in Huntingdon. More...

MUASB projects considered

First steps toward improving the high school track and roofing throughout the district were taken by the Mount Union Area School Board Monday night. More...

Musicians gather for festival

Guest conductor Dr. Greg Martin, assistant band director at West Chester University More...

World  Free Access 

Frequent saunas may boost survival

CHICAGO (AP) — A study in Finnish men suggests frequent sauna baths might help you live longer.  That’s welcome news if proven true — not just in Finland where saunas are commonplace, but also for Americans shivering in a snowy More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Rotary Club members to celebrate anniversary

75 Years Ago  The most severe water shortage within memory of many older residents of Mount Union has been relieved by warmer weather and a 16-inch snow Feb. 14. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 24 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Women’s Basketball:

Terps dominate Nittany Lions

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — From start to finish, it was a memorable night for No. More...

UConn romps at Tulane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 21 points and No. More...

Pace of game crucial to luring young fans

PHOENIX (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.  Manfred, speaking publicly on the changes for the first time since they were announced last Friday More...

People/Pastimes

Stock a wardrobe with staying power

Glamorous models strut their stuff at fashion shows around the world, and many women and men hope to emulate the latest styles debuting on the runway. More...

Engaged to Wed

Sorensen-Riggleman   Todd Sorensen and Brianna Riggleman, both of Alexandria, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Denise and David Kline of Alexandria and Brian and Carol Riggleman of Altoona. More...

Happy Birthday

SAKES ALI VE, LOOK WHO’S 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Eli Henderson, who celebrates his 5th birthday today, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Eli lives in Belleville with his Daddy and Mommy, Reed and April Henderson, and big bubba, Tristan.  More...

School News

Student News Local man named to fall 2014 dean’s list

Michael Sharp of Huntingdon has been named to the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester at Delaware State University.  He is a second-year student in the commercial pilot program.   More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015:  More...

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