May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bids being sought for Mu project

Advertisements seeking bids for the first phase of Mount Union’s Pennsylvania Avenue project will be posted this week and next week.  Brian Wiser, Mount Union Borough engineer, sought council’s permission Wednesday to submit the ads More...

Legislation introduced to resolve VA backlog

U.S. Sens. Robert Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are part of a working group trying to resolve issues with backlogs in the Veterans Administration.  More...

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Orbisonia council members meet

The Orbisonia Borough Council met Wednesday and discussed an array of issues.  Discussions regarding trees in the borough were ongoing.  “I’m supposed to be notified of what trees are to be cut down,” council member Debora More...

DUI case heard in central court

A Mapleton man will have his charges moved to a higher court following a hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

Vandalism concerns Wood Twp. leaders

Vandalism and concerns over citizens’ apathy were on the minds of the Wood Township Supervisors during their monthly meeting Wednesday night in the municipal building in Robertsdale.  The session was attended by Supervisors Tom Love, Bill More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

JVSD superintendent comments on budget

75 Years Ago  Barbara Jensen, a freshman in Huntingdon High School, headed the honor roll of the school for the fifth marking period according to records released by Principal Raymond F. Getty. Her average for the six-week period was 97.1.  More...

Local Sports

Rocket boys and girls win titles

Juniata Valley Invitational:

A brief delay for lightning at the beginning didn’t dampen the competition at the Juniata Valley Invitational Track Meet Thursday afternoon.  More...

Bearcat girls fourth, boys fifth

Mountain League Track & Field:

Just as he has done all season, defending PIAA Class AA triple jump champion Kobren Frederick dominated all three jumping events during Wednesday afternoon’s Mountain League Meet at Clearfield. More...

Huntingdon loses 5-0 to Richland

District Six Team Tennis:

The Huntingdon tennis team saw its hope of winning the District Six team championship slip away with a 5-0 loss to Richland Wednesday evening in Johnstown. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

In an undated photo, men gather around a boat at Raystown Lake. Information with the photo indicates it is from a bass fishing competition. More...

Our Readers Write

A stand for equality  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Candidate Q&A

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce and Huntingdon County Business and Industry encourage everyone to vote in the Tuesday, May 19, primary election and want residents to be aware of where candidates stand on important issues. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Countywide Dairy Beef Community Club projects

Members of Countywide Dairy Beef Community Club meet every month. As part of their project, the kids spelled the club’s initials, CWDBCC, during a recent meeting. More...

Trough Creek Community Adventurers

The Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club held its monthly meeting April 13 at the Cassville United Methodist Church.  More...

Dept. of Ag announces new fair coordinator

Agriculture advocate and current PA Preferred™ program coordinator Zachary Gihorski of Liverpool, Perry County, will become the state Department of Agriculture’s new representative to the state’s county and community agricultural fa More...

Annie's Mailbox

Leave before more time is wasted

Dear Annie: I have been in a relationship with “Ted” for the past eight years. We each have adult children from previous marriages. Ted has always put his daughters ahead of me and our relationship. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 8, 2015:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT TALLADEGA

1. History repeats  Jeff Gordon experienced a bit of plate-racing deja vu Sunday at Talladega. He had a nearly identical experience in the Daytona 500. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH FOR AT KANSAS

1. Home track  Carl Edwards, from Missouri, and Clint Bowyer, from Kansas, call Kansas Speedway their home track. Sadly, neither driver has scored a Sprint Cup win there. Could this be the week?  2. Gordon’s playground   More...

GODWIN’S KANSAS PICKS

WINNER: Kevin Harvick REST OF THE TOP FIVE: Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth DARK HORSE: Clint Bowyer   More...

Boat crash case moving to court

A preliminary hearing was held in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday for the York County man charged in a death as a result of a July 3, 2014, weekend boating accident.  More...

National Day of Prayer

Residents and clergy from throughout the county gathered at Riverside Park in Smithfield Township today to mark National Day of Prayer, which is observed every year on the first Thursday in May. More...

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ planned for Saturday

The Huntingdon post office will once again participate in “Stamp Out Hunger,” the annual letter carriers’ food drive Saturday, May 9  The event is sponsored by the The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the Hunt More...

Obituaries

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Lawn-care basics

How much to cut, irrigate, fertilize

Well-managed turf care means more than simply firing up your lawn mower and buzzing around the yard.  There’s cutting at the right height, irrigating with the correct amount of water and fertilizing at the appropriate time, among other thi More...

The sweet side of growing beets

One nice thing about growing beets: You can eat them fresh for much of the year. A spring planting is ready to start harvesting by early summer, and a summer planting is ready from September on.  More...

Increase seen in campus sex crime reporting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sex offenses on college campuses reported to the Education Department nearly doubled over a fiveyear period.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 7 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bryce homers thrice in Nats 7-5 win over Miami

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit three home runs in a game for the first time and had five RBIs, and the Washington Nationals beat Miami 7-5 Wednesday to take two of three from the Marlins for their third straight series win.  More...

McIlroy different player at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy turns into a different player when he tees it up at the TPC Sawgrass.  It’s not by choice.  More...

LeBron, Cavs even series with Bulls

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James attacked from the start and scored 33 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers evened their semifinal series with Chicago with a 106-91 victory over the Bulls in Game 2 Wednesday.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Shirleysburg couple marks 60 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Raymond Jr. and Shelby (Price) Scott of Shirleysburg who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, May 7, 2015. They were united in marriage in 1955 in Allenport by the Rev. Frank Crawford.  More...

Summertime grilling is easy

If the idea of longer, warmer days has you reaching for the tongs, it’s time to get your grilling game on before the season is in full swing.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Haley Ann Ross who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Haley’s proud parents are Marissa Fouse of Saltillo and Justin Ross of Mapleton, R.R. More...

Doctor K

Several things can cause this problem

DEAR DOCTOR K: My periods used to be pretty regular. But for the past few months, I’ve been spotting all month long. Why is this happening?  DEAR READER: There are many possible explanations. More...

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