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Smithfield Twp. billboards to follow ordinance

Two billboards being constructed  in Smithfield Township are the first to abide by the supervisors’ new sign ordinance. More...

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Juniata Valley High School to present spring band concert   ALEXANDRIA — All are welcome to attend the Juniata Valley Spring Band Concert which will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in the high school auditorium.  More...

A Look Back

Faint trails of vanished bison in Huntingdon County, part II

Editor’s note: The following is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1946-1951. More...

Poppy program kickoff

Representatives from Standing Stone VFW Post 1754 and Frank P. More...

World  Free Access 

Parks turning aging coasters into new thrill rides

Bigger, faster and more extreme are what count when it comes to roller coasters.  So what’s an amusement park to do with aging coasters when those record-breaking crowd pleasers from years ago are being overshadowed by today’s scream More...

Picnics aren’t just sandwiches and chips! Think dessert, too

When it comes to packing a picnic, the savory items are easy. Sandwiches and wraps. Potato and pasta salads. Chips and dips.  More...

Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat’s origin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where some of their red meat comes from.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 20 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...

Local Sports

Portland hammers Curve pitching

Altoona’s first night against an Eastern Division opponent was a rocky one for the pitching staff as Portland hung a season-high 14 runs with a season-high 17 hits in a 14-10 win over the Curve Tuesday night. More...

Juniata graduates 70 student/athletes

With each of their respective athletic careers officially over, Juniata College senior student-athletes had their sights on one more milestone — graduation. More...

Juniata football camp dates set

Registration is still open for Juniata College Football’s Summer Youth Camp, which will be held June 16-17, 2015. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30a.m. at Knox Stadium on the Juniata College campus. More...

People/Pastimes

Celebrate children’s birthdays in The Daily News

Celebrate your child’s birthday by putting his or picture in The Daily News. Following are guidelines for submitting information about your child and his or her special day.  More...

Press Club

MBG pledges $100,000 to Convenient Care Center

Mutual Benefit Group (MBG) has made a commitment to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, and to health care for Huntingdon County and surrounding communities, through a $100,000 commitment to J.C. More...

Tipton Waterworks, Rapids Water Park opens May 23

“This is just our small way to say thank you for all that our service members have done for our country,” said Carl Crider Jr., DelGrosso’s Amusement Park president and general manager. More...

PennDOT, police partnering to increase seat belt usage

PennDOT, state and local police are partnering for nationwide “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt enforcement running through Sunday, June 7.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Cancer if born before 1:45 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Sun will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 21, 2015:  More...

Petition causes political uproar

An employee of state Rep. Rich Irvin resigned Tuesday after constituents found issue with comments he made via a Twitter account.  More...

MUASB member, newcomer advance

Voters in the Mount Union Area School District were presented with but one contested ballot race in Tuesday’s Primary Election as two incumbents and a new-comer to local elections vied for nominations on the Democratic ballot in Region 2, which More...

Community garden to benefit families

Green space is expanding in Huntingdon with the addition of a trio of gardens at the corner of Fifth and Moore streets.  More...

Homecoming carnival starts in Three Springs

The annual Three Springs Volunteer Fire Co. and Lions Club Homecoming Carnival will kick off Thursday, May 21, and run through Sunday, May 24.  More...

State  Free Access 

New nominees gird for high-court campaign

HARRISBURG (AP) — Party endorsements and money made the difference in who was nominated for state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania’s primary election.  In Tuesday’s statewide primary, Republicans and Democrats nominated all the pa More...

Unions urge Amtrak to put in second crew member

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The union for Amtrak’s locomotive engineers urged the railroad on Tuesday to put a second crew member at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a derailment killed eight people and injured more th More...

Ex-councilman wins primary for Philadelphia mayor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A veteran Philadelphia councilman who is likely to become the city’s next mayor credited a coalition of union members, immigrants, public school parents and others for his easy victory in a crowded Democratic primary.& More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

American Legion official to be Memorial Day speaker

75 Years Ago  Public schools of Mount Union will close its 1939-40 term on June 1. Four hundred fourteen pupils are now looking forward to examinations as they enter the home stretch.  More...

Business News

Business partners craft MU business

One area business specializing in home décor as well as décor for events has made its way to Mount Union.  Hearts-N-Home on Shirley Street in Mount Union is a place where local artists can sell their homespun décor, and those on site will also c More...

HCBI chief completes leadership program

After a nearly two-year commitment, a local business development leader has graduated from a statewide leadership program.  Amy Wise, executive director of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI), is now a graduate of the Pennsylvania Ru More...

Tack shop offers opportunity close to home

Local equestrians looking for a tack shop no longer have to travel outside the county to stock up on their horse needs.  Tack of the Town opened April 27 in the former Noerr’s Garage on William Penn Highway near Car Care Auto Parts and own More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Zimmerman’s 10-inning homer caps Nats’ comeback

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman’s two-run shot with two outs in the 10th inning off Yankees closer Andrew Miller, who hadn’t allowed a run this season, lifted the Washington Nationals to an 8-6 comeback victory over AL East-leading More...

Twins blast Bucs early

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Dozier smiled and summed the biggest moment of the game in an unusual but succinct way.  “It was a backbrrrreaker,” the Minnesota Twins second baseman said, rolling the rs for emphasis.  More...

Kraft accepts punishment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robert Kraft isn’t challenging punishments handed to his Patriots in the deflated footballs scandal.  The players’ union is ramping up the intensity in its appeal of New England quarterback Tom Brady’ More...

School News

Juniata College announces 137th commencement

A total of 343 seniors were awarded bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees May 17 during ceremonies marking Juniata Colleges 137th Commencement.  Local graduates include:  More...

Local student receives degree from Susquehanna University

A total of 455 students graduated as Susquehanna University closed its 157th academic year with annual commencement exercises May 10.  Students were joined in the commencement ceremony by numerous faculty and the commencement speaker. More...

HAHS Alumni Banquet planned for June

The Huntingdon Area High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, June 20, at the Smithfield Fire Hall. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

A generational issue

Dear Annie: I recently dated a woman who never offered to pay for a meal, a movie or so much as an ice cream cone. We went out several times. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A turn for the worse

Dear Heloise: I scrambled six dozen EGGS and placed them in a hot slow cooker for Sunday brunch after church services. I covered the pot with aluminum foil, put the lid on, then covered with more aluminum foil for transport. More...

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