June 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Study says parents deny kids’ obesity

A study recently concluded parents are suffering from Goldilocks syndrome, denying their children are overweight.  The study in the medical journal Childhood Obesity, published earlier this year, found in a recent survey that just over 78 percen More...

Region offers many chances for fun at home

Vacation plans can be difficult to schedule and even harder to afford, but area residents have nearly unlimited resources close at hand to enjoy a “staycation” adventure.  More...

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Local News

Juneteenth activities canceled today

Due to the severe weather predicted today, the sixth annual Huntingdon County Juneteenth Celebration scheduled has been canceled.  The event was to have taken place from noon to 8 p.m. More...

Area briefs

Huntingdon’s fireworks fund growing   HUNTINGDON BORO. — With a little less than a week to go, Huntingdon’s own Mr. Fireworks, Bob Geissinger, tells The Daily News the fund is growing in time for the Friday, July 3, show.  More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Vernon Clay  Amaker Jr.  Date of Birth: Feb. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, June 27 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. Sunday, June 28 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mercer doubles in McCutcheon in 10th

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jordy Mercer doubled home Andrew McCutchen with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.  More...

Young’s homer lifts Yankees

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Young had a go-ahead, three-run homer among three hits in his hometown, lifting the New York Yankees to a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.  Nathan Eovaldi (7-2), another Houston native, yielded five hit More...

Tom Watson tied for lead

U.S. Senior Open Golf:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

Religion News

Local churches plan Vacation Bible Schools

Bible Blast to the Past   “Travel back in time and zoom through God’s Word with us as we discover God’s everlasting love! More...

Priest sex abuse allegations lead to search

The only way to stop Catholic clerics who abuse children is to prosecute the people who oversee them and let it continue, said an Altoona lawyer who has successfully represented dozens of victims across Pennsylvania.  More...

Local church to host guest speaker

Springs of Living Water Fellowship, 609 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, will host guest speaker Al Thomas of Hagerstown, Maryland, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28.  More...

Special Sections

AAA dispatch to open in July

A centralized tri-county Area Agency on Aging (AAA) transportation dispatch office in Saxton is expected to be up and running by the end of July, it was announced Friday morning at the monthly AAA Citizens Advisory Council meeting, held in the Hopewe More...

Municipality finds way to fix roads

For smaller boroughs in the county, finding the necessary funds to fix and maintain roads can be a daunting task.  Leaders of one particular borough have taken it upon themselves to find a way to fix roads without increasing the tax burden on it More...

State attorney general warns of travel scams

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is warning residents of the commonwealth to be aware of potentials scam while vacationing this summer.  “Nothing ruins a vacation more than becoming a victim of a scam,” Kane said. More...

State  Free Access 

Univision drops Miss USA pageant over Trump comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s fledgling GOP presidential bid quickly led to business fallout for him, with Univision saying it will drop the Miss USA pageant from its UniMas network and cut all ties with Trump over comments on Mexican im More...

‘Hazzard’ actor defends Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

TMSB passes budget

75 Years Ago  A truck and an auto involved in a crash on Route 22, one mile east of the Mount Union intersection, were damaged to the extent of $700, but no one was injured in the mishap, according to investigating officer, Private A.C. More...

Local Sports

Carbaugh wins area batting title

The 2015 baseball season offered fans a lot of good team and individual results to cheer about. More...

Early registration for JC camp ends Wednesday

‘Early Bird’ registration for Juniata men’s basketball annual day camp is ending soon. From now until July 1, the fee is $150 and includes daily lunch and a camp T-shirt. More...

2015 Final H.S. Baseball Stats

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People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Mount Union couple marks 40 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Timothy and Karen (Baer) Goodman of Mount Union who celebrate their 40th “ruby” wedding anniversary tomorrow, Sunday, June 28, 2015. More...

Little Jewels Academy

Students at Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, from the left, Vance Armstrong, Nicholas Grace, Micah Brown, Carter Whitsel, Kenadie Hoffman, Alle Young, Elijah Oswald, Kayleigh Crouse and Olivia Bowse More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Mabel Bollinger of Mill Creek who celebrates her 96th birthday Saturday, July 4, 2015. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. Greetings may be sent to P.O. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Most people want to help, but don’t know how ANNIE

Dear Annie: I used to be one of those people who, when I heard that someone was ill or injured, would say, “If I can do anything to help, please call me.” I meant it with all of my heart, but of course, no one ever called, so I wrongfully More...

Doctor K

Peyronie’s disease has effective treatment options

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have Peyronie’s disease. Are there any effective treatments for this condition?  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, June 29, 2015:  More...

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