August 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASB members discuss teamwork

School board members took a closer look Monday night at the new tools the Mount Union Area School District is using to foster improvement.  More...

Politicians emphasize birthright citizenship

With all the media talk of birthright citizenship, many may wonder what exactly the process entails.  “Birthright citizenship simply means everyone born in the United States is a citizen of the U.S.,” Dr. More...

Local News

Correction

A quote from Huntingdon County Commissioner R. Dean Fluke was inadvertently omitted from a story about the resignation of Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency director Adam Miller, published in the Aug. 19 edition of The Daily News.  More...

Alexandria Memorial Public Library

Books can take you on amazing adventures! Find some time for reading this week with these new offerings from the Alexandria Library:  More...

Area brief

Be one of Smokey’s kids   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County preservation plans to be presented to public

75 Years Ago  The Mount Union public schools will open for the 1940- 41 term Sept. 3, it was announced. There will be seven new members on the faculty.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 25 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mets bomb Phillies with 8 homers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — David Wright hit a long home run on his first major league swing in 133 days, Wilmer Flores went deep twice and the New York Mets set a franchise record with eight homers in a 16-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on M More...

Bowling Green stays alive with 4-3 win

Little League World Series:

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — Eli Burwash scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth inning then earned the save pitching as Bowling Green, Kentucky, avoided elimination Monday at the Little League World Series by beating Taylors, South Car More...

Bucks beat Bengals

TAMPA, Fla. More...

People/Pastimes

Get a super start to back to school

It’s that time of year again — back to school. More...

Engaged to Wed

Jessica Price and Marc Rohrer of Harrisburg are proud to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ernest and Paula Price of McVeytown. More...

Good vision helps children excel throughout school year

With children heading back to school soon, parents’ to-do lists keep getting longer — shopping for clothes, shoes and supplies, going to the doctor for yearly physicals or checkups, and making appointments at the dentist, among other thin More...

Healthy Living

The secret of a healthy life: stay active and eat well

Did you know that two-thirds of children are not active enough to sustain optimum growth and development? Many of them also suffer from obesity. More...

Fifteen stress-relievers

Stress is our body’s reaction to a perceived danger or to an emotional or physical overload. More...

Take care of your immune system

Do you feel as if you’re coming down with the .u? Keeping your immune system in top shape is essential if you want to .ght infections and stay healthy. An unbalanced diet, in quantity or quality, is one of the major causes of immune de.ciency. More...

Doctor K

Hybrid surgery involves both bypass and angioplasty

DEAR DOCTOR K: My friend said he had bypass surgery and angioplasty at the same time. Isn’t it usually one or the other?  More...

Special Sections

PennDOT work to include light

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) Economic Infrastructure Committee chair Jay Muir and HCBI executive director Amy Wise updated the agency’s board members on PennDOT’s plans for the intersection of state routes 22 and 829 in More...

Fire company adds dive team, dock

When a boating emergency or drowning takes place on Raystown Lake, it usually occurs in the area of the lake covered by the Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Co. The fire company covers 80 percent of the 30-mile-long lake.   More...

County’s students not opting out of testing

Statistics from across the state show an increasing number of parents are opting to keep their students from taking standardized testing. More...

State  Free Access 

Poll: 54 percent of voters disapprove of Kane’s performance

HARRISBURG (AP) — A new poll shows more than half of Pennsylvania voters disapprove of Kathleen Kane’s handling of her job as state attorney general and nearly as many think she should resign.  The survey by Connecticutbased Quinnipi More...

World  Free Access 

Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids’ tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to a survey.  More...

New Orleans rises decade after Katrina — but gaps remain

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As people search for words to describe New Orleans’ recovery a decade after Hurricane Katrina, they sometimes use words verging on the Biblical - an economic and cultural resurrection, a rising from the ashes.  More...

Stephen Colbert announces first week’s ‘Late Show’ guests

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert will open big when he begins his run as host of CBS’ “The Late Show” on Sept. More...

Local Sports

’Cats have six vets to build around

High School Golf:

The Huntingdon golf team posted a 6-8 record last fall, its best season since going 12-3 in 2004. Veteran coach Scott Eichelberger hopes that the six letter winners on his eight-man roster can keep things headed in the right direction in 2015.  More...

Kyper wins another title at SSGC

For the second straight year, Martin Kyper Jr. topped the field in medal play over the weekend to capture the championship at the Standing Stone Golf Club.  Kyper finished the weekend with a 36-hole total of 163. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Hunting Happenings

Weathermen will tell us that for practical purposes, August is the end of summer, with September welcoming the beginning of fall. This ninth month, with the dove and the early resident goose seasons opening Sept. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Budget truly plans for future

Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget is one that truly plans for the future of the commonwealth. By the year 2020, more than one in four Pennsylvanians will be age 60 or older.  More...

What others are saying

Who’s the real troublemaker in the Middle East?

Except for maybe the Affordable Care Act, nothing gets Republican politicians fired up like Iran.  More...

A response to the candidate parade

In Charlie Bierbach’s recent Op-Ed, he gave some opinions on the current list of presidential candidates from the political party of which he is a member. Charlie was less than supportive of those candidates. More...

Chatter Box

Back-to-school time

Can you believe it’s back-toschool time? It seems like local kids just got out of school for the summer and here they are heading back. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015:  More...

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