June 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Grant to aid with flood management

Huntingdon County is one of three counties receiving $119,000 through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) for digital flood management technology, including a camera More...

State’s liquor license regulations can vary

The state has its own unique system for liquor control, and the process of acquiring a liquor license is no exception.  State Liquor Control Board (LCB) spokesman Shawn Kelly said there is no easy way to explain the process of getting a liquor l More...

Local News

Walker Twp. receives road funding

At the Tuesday meeting of the Walker Township Supervisors, secretary and treasurer Julie Johns announced the amount of funds the township received from driving surface aggregate (DSA) low volume road funding.  Johns said they received $5,356.63 More...

Altoona woman charged in stabbing incident

An Altoona woman has been charged by state police at Huntingdon after she allegedly stabbed a man in the area of Aitch Recreational Area, Penn Township, at around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.  More...

Commissioners hear update on Act 13 projects

On Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners were given an update on one of last year’s Act 13 legacy fund projects by Doyland Gladfelter, Smithfield Township supervisor.  Gladfelter brought photos for the commissioners of before the wo More...

World  Free Access 

Beyond Lyme, more reason to watch for ticks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lyme disease makes the headlines but there are plenty of additional reasons to avoid tick bites. More...

Local Sports

Speck made big impact on girls’ basketball

It’s safe to say that no coach has made a bigger impact on girls’ basketball in Hunting- don County over the past two decades than Phil Speck. More...

Legion team blanked 4-0 at Beech Creek

The Huntingdon Post 24 entry in the Central Penn League dropped its second game in as many days, losing 4-0 Wednesday evening at Beech Creek.  Huntingdon falls to 1-2 on the season, while league-leading Beech Creek improves to 7-0.  More...

Reading downs Curve 5-3

Willy Garcia homered to extend his hitting streak to 15 games, but the Altoona Curve fell to the Reading Fightin Phils 5-3 Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

In an undated photo, participants in a bass fishing contest for women at Raystown Lake show off a trophy following the competition. More...

Our Readers Write

Taxes: where you sit makes all the difference  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

What others are saying

Three felonies a day

We’re supposed to be the “land of the free.” But believe it or not, the United States is actually the most incarcerated country on the planet.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Who will be the next fair queen?

Do you want to represent and promote agriculture and the Huntingdon County Fair? If you do, then consider joining the Huntingdon County Fair Queen Committee. More...

Celebrate National Dairy Month

It’s National Dairy Month! There’s no better way to celebrate than to indulge in some cool and refreshing summer treats.  More...

Dairy Princess reminds folks June is Dairy Month

Hi, my name is Savannah Zanic and I am the 2015-16 Huntingdon County Dairy Princess. I am very excited for the upcoming year and I’m looking forward to promoting the dairy industry.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Aries if born before 7:16 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 12, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Seasonal traffic picks up at lake

With schools excusing students for summer, traffic at Raystown Lake is picking up and the staff is gearing up for a busy summer.  “Visitation patterns at Raystown remain fairly consistent from year to year,” Jude Harrington, U.S. More...

Tax increase OK’d in SHCSB budget

The members of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board voted 6-3 to pass their final budget, which includes a 1.05-mill tax increase, at the regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday.  Before the final vote, board members who were against it mad More...

Hot cars can be lethal to four-legged friends

As summer approaches and temperatures creep up, motorists and pet owners are reminded not to leave animals, particularly dogs, in vehicles.  “The main reason (animals shouldn’t be left in locked cars are) severe temperatures that can More...

State  Free Access 

NTSB: Amtrak engineer wasn’t talking, texting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The engineer in last month’s fatal Amtrak crash wasn’t using his cellphone to talk, text or download anything just before the train sped off the tracks, investigators said Wednesday, addressing one big question abo More...

Split House votes against death penalty moratorium

HARRISBURG (AP) — A divided Pennsylvania House of Representatives weighed in Wednesday against Gov. More...

Newspaper carrier prevents tragedy by reporting fire

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper carrier prevented a potential tragedy by reporting a fire at the western Pennsylvania home of an elderly woman.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union Block Party poised to be best yet

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 11 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 

Blackhawks win 2-1, even series

Stanley Cup Finals:

CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Saad drove the net and had the puck poked away by Andrei Vasilevskiy. More...

Cheserek leads Ducks to 1-2 in 10,000

NCAA Men’s Track & Field:

EUGENE, Ore. More...

Pettersen, Park lead field into major

NEW YORK (AP) — Suzann Pettersen is coming off a win in Canada with new coach Butch Harmon and looking for her third major title at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.  More...

People/Pastimes

Mount Union Area Schools Alumni Association presents scholarships

Dr. Benjamin Sunderland, Class of 1967, chair of the scholarship committee, announced that eight scholarships were being awarded this year. More...

Project Stream Grant funds available

Project Stream Grant guidelines and application are now available for nonprofit organizations and individuals who wish to apply for support (up to $2,500) to fund an arts project with a public component during 2015-2016. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A card shower is being held for former Mill Creek resident Jim Finkle, a resident of Woodland Retirement Community in Orbisonia, who will turn 92 years old Saturday, June 13, 2015. More...

School News

Keystone College holds graduation

Keystone College celebrated its 144th commencement during ceremonies at the Pavilion at Montage, Scranton, May 16. Degrees were conferred upon 349 students.  More...

Pennsylvania Highlands announces spring dean’s list

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce that the following students have made the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester:  — Melissa Jones of Dudley.  — Angela Nicklow of Hesston.  — D More...

MUAHS graduate honored for achievement

Natalie Barrick of Newton Hamilton completed her first year of college at the California University of Pennsylvania with a 4.0 and was named to the dean’s list.  She is majoring in criminal justice and sociology with a minor in forensic sc More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t overreact due to insecurities

Dear Annie: I am confused about how to handle my husband’s ex-girlfriend, who shows up at his family funerals and stays three hours at the visitation hanging with my husband and reminiscing about the past. More...

Doctor K

Controlling triggers can lessen migraines

DEAR DOCTOR K: I suffer from excruciating migraine headaches. What can I do to prevent them?  DEAR READER: Migraines are severe, throbbing, often debilitating headaches. They can be accompanied by nausea or vomiting. More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT POCONO

1. It was a matter of time   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

You’re telling us Brian France has a good point?  Yes I am. We know how easy it is to take shots at those in charge, especially in a game like NASCAR. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH FOR AT MICHIGAN

1. Anybody have Menard to win?  A little fact for your Cup pool: Paul Menard had back-to-back fourths here last year. Any chance he takes the checkered flag Sunday? Maybe not, but a top 5 definitely is in play.  2. More...

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