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Civil War weekend offers look at past

For the second year, visitors to the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds this weekend will be transported back in time to experience life as it was during the Civil War.  The Civil War Commemoration will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

New exhibit to open at Art Space Friday

The Huntingdon County Arts Council is ready to reveal its newest exhibit at the Art Space, which is slated to begin tomorrow, Friday, June 5.  More...

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Local News

Bid OK’d, grants explored at MU Council meeting

Mount Union’s Pennsylvania Avenue project took a couple of steps forward Wednesday night when the borough’s engineer presented council with a successful bidder on a utility line project and the county grants administrator introduced sever More...

Police Log

Burglary   TODD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report someone broke into a cabin on Ellias Lane through a window between May 15 and June 2 and stole food. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata College to hold music weekend

75 Years Ago  With traditional pomp and ceremony, Juniata College conferred degrees on the 61st senior class of the college in the Stone Church on the Huntingdon campus.  Dr. Charles C. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 4 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

Outstanding Senior Student/Athletes:

Southern Huntingdon  Mason Parks  Michaela “Molly” Detwiler   Parents: Scott and Stephanie Parks of Mapleton.  More...

Garcia hits two homers to power Curve win

Willy Garcia homered twice as the Altoona Curve bounced back from an early deficit to defeat the New Britain Rock Cats 6-1 Wednesday morning at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (30-20), the firstplace team in the Eastern League’s West More...

Price, Walker toss no-hitter in Legion debut

The newest member of the Central Penn League of American Legion Pennsylvania Region Seven made its debut in Altoona last evening. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

A photo dated March 31, 1971, shows the remnants Isenberg’s Service Station. Daily News photographer Blair Shore took the original photo. More...

What others are saying

Diversity sells

From the television sets in our living rooms to our local movie theaters, diversity appears to be the new black.  More...

Op-Ed

Taxes: fact and fiction

Bill Hoover and I have been corresponding with each other, and with you, Daily News readers, about taxation and its relation to government spending. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Spring tag days bring livestock projects closer to fair

With less than 70 days to go before the 2015 Huntingdon County Fair, trucks, trailers, youth, volunteers and livestock converged on the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds May 30 for the last of the two May tag days.  More...

SHC FFA members awarded scholarships

SHC FFA adviser Rebecca Sellers recently announced two of her members were awarded scholarship awards for their academic success, FFA involvement and community service.  Southern Huntingdon County High School senior and SHC FFA Chapter member Ka More...

Public can contribute to county fair anniversary

This year’s Huntingdon County Fair is being counted among the distinctive ones. It is the 125th time the fair is being held in its history. The sevenday fair opens Sunday, Aug. 9, a change in the cycle from the past few years.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Grandma has issues of her own ANNIE

Dear Annie: When I was growing up, we were all afraid of my mother. My own kids recently confessed that when they were little they were always afraid of Grandma because they never knew when she would completely lose it and take it out on them.  More...

Doctor K

Tips to keep dentures in tip-top shape

DEAR DOCTOR K: My dentist says it’s time for dentures. What should I know before I get them?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT DOVER

1. A monster at Dover  Jimmie Johnson can’t be stopped at the “Monster Mile.” This marked his 10th win at Dover, becoming only the fifth guy to win 10 races at a single track. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

How impressive is Jimmie’s new record at Dover?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH FOR AT POCONO

1. Junior’s three-peat bid  Dale Earnhardt Jr. swept Pocono last year, the first time he had swept a track since 2002 (Talladega). The last time he did not have a top-five finish at Pocono was 2012.  2. More...

Avian flu could affect area farms

Nearly 45 million birds have been affected with a deadly strain of avian flu since it was first detected in December and, as a result, the impacts are being felt locally.  The most immediate impact can be felt in the wallet, as local grocers hav More...

Business receives piece of 9/11 steel

A special presentation took place at Fike Bros. Carpet One Floor and Home in Huntingdon Wednesday for the company’s support for a foundation that helps build smart homes for severely injured members of the armed services.  More...

SHCSD teacher honored for contributions

Ahead of graduation, a Southern Huntingdon County High School teacher in the district has been honored for her outstanding work.  Diane “Dee” Morder, a middle school learning and behavioral support teacher, received the honor from th More...

State  Free Access 

Police probing crash of charter bus, truck

TOBYHANNA (AP) — State police are trying to determine why a tractor-trailer collided on an eastern Pennsylvania highway with a charter bus taking Italian tourists to Niagara Falls, killing the bus driver and two others on the bus and leaving fo More...

Pick for police chief fields tough questions

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s choice to lead the Pennsylvania State Police responded to a battery of questions Wednesday from Republican senators who, like the troopers’ union, want the Democratic governor to withdraw Col. More...

Archaeologist digging for clues to Camp Security

YORK. (AP) — A senior archaeologist dusted some dirt off the tip of a spearhead pulled from a trench carved out of a field in Springettsbury Township during the effort to find remnants of a prison camp from the Revolutionary War.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Djokovic ends Nadal’s streak

PARIS (AP) — There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier.  Perhaps there should have been, considering what he accomplished.  More...

American Pharoah is favorite

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Baffert and the rest of the group in charge of American Pharoah could smile and laugh Wednesday after the Triple Crown hopeful landed in the No. More...

Gators repeat as NCAA champ

Women’s College World Series:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Florida got everything right — except its championship celebration.  More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 28

Members of Huntingdon Boy Scout Troop 28, Huntingdon, chartered at the Stone Church of the Brethren, including, kneeling, from the left, Nathaniel McClain, Charlie Watson; standing, Michael Cantrell, More...

Good nutrition shouldn’t take a summer break

While the summer is often celebrated as a carefree time of lounging around, pool dates and hanging out with friends, for many children in communities across the country, it means limited access to the foods their growing bodies need.  More...

Special Occasions

June 4, 2015   Happy anniversary wishes go out to Bill and Randi Gates of Mapleton who celebrate their wedding anniversary today, Thursday, June 4, 2015. Happy anniversary, Bill and Randi!   More...

School News

Penn College names recent graduates

Penn College held three commencement ceremonies May 15-16 at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport.  Local students completing degrees include:  — Zachary Hurley of Six Mile Run, who graduated with high honors and earned an associat More...

Local students named to spring dean’s list

The Penn College dean’s list includes all full-time students who have a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or better. More...

Alexandria native takes part in research festival

Nathaniel Otjen, a native of Alexandria, was one of approximately 140 students to participate in the University of Iowa’s 11th annual Spring Undergraduate Research Festival.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 10:02 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 5, 2015:  More...

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