June 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Background check fees being waived

Local volunteer firefighters and other civic volunteers got a bit of good news earlier this week when Gov. Tom Wolf announced he will waive the fee for background checks required under the state’s Child Protective Service Law.  More...

Sheetz plans considered at special meeting

Representatives from Sheetz Inc. presented updated plans for upgrades to the franchise’s 14th Street store at a special meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission Thursday night. More...

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Local News

Walker Township Supervisors discuss road projects

The Walker Township Supervisors heard a report from roadmaster Kirk States during their monthly meeting June 8.  States asked the supervisors if they wanted to pursue any paving work this year and said he is concerned that if they wait any longe More...

Area brief

Elks Lodge to host Flag Day ceremony   SMITHFIELD TWP. — The Huntingdon Elks Lodge 976 will hold a Flag Day ceremony at it lodge on Fairgrounds Road in Smithfield Township at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14.  More...

Penn Township Supervisors discuss Sunoco project

During their monthly meeting June 9, Penn Township supervisors voted to purchase a brush attachment for the township’s skid steer.  The purchase was previously discussed at the May meeting.  Supervisor and township roadmaster Terry He More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Defiance Water Co. for sale

75 Years Ago  Mount Union Borough has recently purchased a fine Stutz triplecombination pumper from the Nes State Fire Apparatus Co., Hartford City, Indiana. It was delivered to Mount Union May 31 and is a beautiful piece of mechanism.  More...

Local Sports

Zauzig successful as coach, organizer and promoter

It’s hard to say “no” to Jim Zauzig whether you’re a player being asked to make a position switch, a business solicited to support a community project or a voter checking out an impressive ballot of names for enshrinement into More...

Feagley ends career with batting title

High School Softball:

Mount Union senior Liza Feagley is one of those players that made an impact for her team as soon as she stepped on the field her freshman season. More...

Owning our mistake

EDITOR’S NOTE: When the Hall of Fame article for Southern Huntingdon basketball coach and athletic director Phil Speck appeared in Thursday’s edition of The Daily News, portions of the first three paragraphs were obscured by the photo.&nb More...

People/Pastimes

Alumni association holds annual banquet

The Mount Union Area Schools Alumni Association (MUASAA) held its 27th annual banquet meeting at the Mount Union Area High School May 23. Following the social hour, dinner was served in the cafeteria.  More...

Happy Anniversary

McVeytown couple marks 50 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to John and Ruth (Benson) Blair of 185 Hilltop Lane, McVeytown, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today Friday, June 12, 2015. More...

Huntingdon couple celebrates golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Roger and Shirley Freeberg of 11205 Raystown Road, Huntingdon, who mark their 50th anniversary today, Friday, June 12, 2015. They were united in marriage in 1965.  Happy anniversary, Roger and Shirley!   More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is a recipe for years of misery

Dear Annie: Two years ago, I married “Will.” We were both widowed. I had a good job, a nice home and a car. Will was retired and wanted someone to travel with, so I chose to retire in order to spend time with him. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, June 13, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Cases of Lyme swell in county

While the number of cases of Lyme disease increased statewide last year over 2013, that increase was even greater in Huntingdon County.  According to statistics provided by the state Department of Health, there were 7,400 cases of Lyme disease r More...

TMHS holds area’s last graduation

Tussey Mountain High School senior Marcus Childers was one of 77 graduates to accept his diploma from Rodney Figard, president of the Tussey Mountain School Board, during commencement ceremonies held More...

TDN baby contest deadline approaching

Attention parents and grandparents of adorable babies! The deadline to place a photo entry in The Daily News’ seventh annual Most Beautiful Baby Contest is only one week away.  All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, June 19.  More...

State  Free Access 

Rush for details fed false police-shooting narrative

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department’s rush to provide the public details on an officer-involved shooting was to blame for a false narrative that the man killed was reaching into a car for a gun, Commissioner Charles Ram More...

Madam gets 10 years for buttocks-enhancement death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former madam who performed illegal “body sculpting” was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison after the death of a dancer whose heart stopped after nearly half a gallon of silicone was injected into he More...

House gets opposing views on death penalty policy

HARRISBURG (AP) — A legislative committee put Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s death penalty moratorium under the microscope Thursday, a day after Republican lawmakers pushed through a resolution critical of his policy.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, June 12 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jones wins heptathlon

NCAA Track & Field:

EUGENE, Ore. More...

Pujols passes Mantle with 537th home run in win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. More...

Warriors top Cavaliers in game four to even series

CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry shook off Iman Shumpert with a dribble, stepped back behind the line and splashed a 3-pointer that seemed to submerge a mute button on rocking and rolling Quicken Loans Arena.  Curry clenched both fists, slap More...

School News

Tussey Mountain HS Class of 2015 has 77 graduates

With words of congratulations and best wishes for the future, Tussey Mountain High School’s Class of 2015 valedictorian Curtis Wentz and salutatorian Madison Husick challenged fellow graduates to follow their dreams and never forget from where More...

TMHS Class of 2015

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Tussey grads honored at ceremony

The Tussey Mountain High School awards and scholarships to graduating seniors are annually presented during a ceremony. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Plan to dispose of camp clothes

Dear Heloise: It’s almost “send your kid to CAMP” time, and I have a suggestion for the packing parents. My experience has shown me that this time of year, parents are shopping for new clothing to send their children to camp with. More...

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