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Avian suspension won’t affect fair

State Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding announced Monday all avian competitions and activities will be suspended at state-sponsored agricultural fairs this summer and at the 2016 state Farm Show to decrease the risk of avian influenza, or bird More...

District budget ready for TMSB members

When the Tussey Mountain School Board meets in regular session next Monday night, it plans to take action on a preliminary general fund budget for 2015-16.  The budget draft, along with some observations about the need for elementary art and for More...

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Mount Union Fire Co. hosts week-long carnival

Lillian Brown, Colton Crane and Xavier Welsh, from the left, took a spin on the carousel on opening night of the annual Mount Union Fire Co. Carnival at Upper Municipal Park. More...

Area brief

Free electronics and appliance collection day   More...

Walker Twp. leaders discuss roadwork

On Monday, the Walker Township Supervisors continued their discussion on roadwork.  Kirk States, township roadmaster and water treatment plant operator, told the supervisors that core sampling has been completed for the Driving Surface Aggregat More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HAHS music director announces concert dates

75 Years Ago  Miss Elizabeth Beck and Catherine Gehrett, both of Huntingdon, were elected teachers in the Huntingdon public schools at a meeting of the school board.  More...

Local Sports

Rockets third in A; Trojans fourth in AA

District Six Softball:

Both Mount Union and Southern Huntingdon will begin pursuit of district gold at home when the District Six Softball Tournament gets underway, beginning this Thursday.  More...

Rockets, Hornets seeded fourth; Trojans are fifth

District Six Baseball:

The regular season schedules have come to an end for most area high school baseball team and now is the time to look ahead to the postseason — beginning with the District Six playoffs.  More...

District Six Baseball Pairings

Following are the first-round pairings for the District Six Class AA and Class A baseball pairings. The pairings are listed in order of brackets with seending in parentheses and records through games of Thursday, May 7. More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon County First Book hosts Moroccan Night

Long considered a cultural crossroads, the cuisine of Morocco took center stage at Huntingdon County First Book’s Moroccan Night May 9 at St. More...

Happy Birthday

SWEET 16! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kaile Nekole Wilson who turned 16 years old yesterday, Monday, May 11, 2015. She is the daughter of Greg and Crystal Scott of Newton Hamilton. More...

Healthy Living

HOW TO OVERCOME EXCUSES AND COMMIT TO WORKING OUT

Staying healthy requires a daily commitment. More...

HOW TO AVOID UNHEALTHY HABITS AT THE OFFICE

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, working professionals spend an average of 8.5 hours per day at work. More...

INGREDIENTS THAT HELP FIGHT INFLAMMATION

Those outside of the medical profession may consider in.ammation a negative thing. However, in.ammation is an attempt by the human body to heal itself. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Pisces if born before 10:13 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 13, 2015:  More...

Saxton building to house CART

The commissioners of Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties awarded a $13,500 contract Monday morning to renovate a Saxton structure that will house a centralized tricounty Area Agency on Aging (AAA) transportation dispatch office.  The action More...

Senate moves pension bill forward

Legislation that has become a top priority for a number of members of the state General Assembly took the first steps into becoming law Monday.  More...

MUASB members talk about proposed budget

A proposed budget which anticipates $21,371,892 in expenditures for the 2015-16 was set before the Mount Union Area School Board for discussion during Wednesday evening’s workshop.  Business manager Autumn Fiscus, who led the budget presen More...

HASB members unveil 2015-16 spending plan

The Huntingdon Area School Board gave a sneak peek of what the 2015-16 preliminary budget will entail during its monthly workshop session Monday night.  The board will unveil the full budget during the board’s monthly meeting next week.&nb More...

State  Free Access 

One dead in auto parts shop shooting

BELLE VERNON (AP) — An employee was killed in a shooting Monday at an auto parts shop in western Pennsylvania, and police were searching for the gunman, authorities said.  More...

Lawyers withdraw request to move trial, for now

Lawyers for the man charged in an ambush outside a Pennsylvania State Police barracks that killed one trooper and seriously wounded another have withdrawn their request to have his trial moved, but said Monday they plan to refile it at a later date.& More...

Attorney seeks psych exam in trade secrets case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired corporate researcher should undergo a mental competency examination before a federal magistrate determines whether prosecutors can move forward with a case accusing him of stealing trade secrets worth hundreds of mil More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, May 12 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 

Pirates down Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched seven effective innings, Starling Marte hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Monday night.  More...

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Editorial

Our Readers Write

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  April 18, 2015, a legendary football coach left us. Bill Clouse was a revered, as well as feared coach and teacher at Juniata Valley from 1966 until his retirement in December 1994. More...

What others are saying

Nonviolence for whom?

Ferguson. New York. Baltimore.  As cities erupt after decades of oppression and violence at the hands of police, calls for nonviolence can be deafening. More...

Coddling the rich

Question: How much did Congress save taxpayers last year when it cut food stamp benefits for 16 million poor children?  Answer: Less than the windfall Congress is trying to bestow on a few of the richest American families by ending the federal More...

Chatter Box

Rewarding ‘mom moments’

I’ve only been a mom for four years, but the rewarding moments have been too numerous and varied to mention.  More...

School News

Local man completes art school, showcases artwork

Andrew Cook of Huntingdon recently graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of science degree in graphic design. More...

Lycoming College names area students to dean’s list

The Lycoming College dean’s list is issued at the close of each semester in recognition of superior scholarship. More...

Huntingdon area native graduates summa cum laude

Slippery Rock University held commencement exercises May 9 at the Morrow Field House.  Victoria Miller of Huntingdon received her bachelor of science degree in exercise science, summa cum laude.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Looking for companionship

Dear Annie: I’m a little confused about a recent development in my life. I’m a 69-year-old male. My wife died last summer after being in a nursing facility for nearly two years. More...

Doctor K

Reducing patients’ delirium

DEAR DOCTOR K: My elderly mother has a number of health conditions. Over the past year, she has ended up in the hospital four times. The last two times, she became delirious. More...

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