September 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers commit countless hours to service

Editor’s note: This story is the third part of a weekly series throughout September to examine issues faced by volunteer emergency services organizations in the region in observance of National Preparedness Month.  More...

Jobs

Local News

Correction

The article on National Honey Month, published in the Sept. 17 edition of The Daily News, was unclear on the mechanics through which honey is produced.  More...

Preliminary hearing on schedule for Lewistown man

The Lewistown man accused in the theft of guns in Huntingdon County was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in Mifflin County today.  Travis Allen White, 35, confined to the Mifflin County Jail, is facing 16 counts theft by unlawful taking a More...

Reedsville man sentenced to prison in sex abuse case

A Reedsville man was sentenced Thursday to a lengthy term in state prison on sex abuse charges.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Neffs Mills home heavily damaged in weekend fire

75 Years Ago  Emanuel Scott Swope, 45 Six Mile Run area, was instantly killed at 7:25 p.m. yesterday, in a rock fall at the Rockhill Coal Co.’s No 9 mine at Wood. Mr. Swope’s death was caused by severe head injuries. More...

Local Sports

Pickin’ Panel and other stuff ...

Jeff Norris and Terry Snare went with conventional wisdom last week, picking Bellwood to beat Moshannon Valley and Tyrone to get past Central.  We were wrong and Ty States took advantage, turning in a 9-1 mark in Week Two to pull out to a three- More...

Eagles look to rebound against Bullets

Juniata football played outstanding defense a week ago at Carlisle, but the offense seemed to have lost its way and the Eagles dropped their Centennial Conference opener 10-0 to Dickinson. More...

All four area teams are victorious

High School Volleyball:

Huntingdon rallied back from seven points down midway through the third set to tie the contest four times down the stretch Thursday evening only to see visiting Mountain League foe Tyrone hold off the Bearcats and deny Huntingdon the sweep.  More...

People/Pastimes

Residents encouraged to promise at gala

What better fun than to attend a red carpet event and support J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital at the same time? This year, the hospital gala will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Juniata College’s Ellis Hall. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jaala Elaine Burks who turns 4 years old today, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Jaala is the daughter of Rachael Lightner of Huntingdon. She has three siblings, Julius, J’Tayvion and Jada.  More...

TMHS Class of 1962

Members of the Tussey Mountain High School Class of 1962, including, front row, from the left, Ester Lynn Burkett, Ruth Putt Figard, Margaretta Zdrosky, Linda Williams Guyer, Nora O’Neal Patter More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cling wrap   If your cling wrap clings to self, keep it in the refrigerator and your problem is solved.  Cleaning down comforters   More...

Annie's Mailbox

He should not have the run of your home

Dear Annie: My wife gave her ex (her son’s father) a key to our home without telling me. I found out when I got home and he was sitting in our living room surfing the Web on my laptop. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015:  More...

Agencies to host enrollment event

Two area agencies are teaming up to educate folks about the upcoming health insurance open enrollment period for both the health insurance marketplace and Medicare.  More...

Chilly nights prompt many people to fire up heat sources

The crisp, cool fall-like mornings may have prompted some area residents to fire up their heaters in recent days, but, if not careful, those sources of heat can become fire hazards.  More...

United Way will hold annual Touch-a-Truck

The Huntingdon County United Way is partnering with first responders and local businesses for the fourth annual Touch-a-Truck event at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds this weekend.  Kathy Armillei, United Way executive director, said the event More...

State  Free Access 

New search warrant executed at attorney general’s office

HARRISBURG (AP) — A new search warrant was executed Thursday at the headquarters office of Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who was charged more than a month ago with leaking secret investigative information to a newspaper reporter and then lyin More...

Five arraigned in hazing death of college student

POCONO PINES (AP) — The first five of 37 suspects in the hazing death of a New York City freshman fraternity pledge appeared Thursday in a Pennsylvania courtroom to face charges.  More...

Coroner: Bones at refinery site are relatives from 1800s

MONACA (AP) — Bones dug up last month by workers at the proposed site of a Shell Chemical refinery may belong to as many as eight relatives who owned the land in the 1800s, a coroner said on Wednesday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Sept. 18 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 

Rangers win again; Bucs lose Kang

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mitch Moreland hit a threerun homer, Colby Lewis pitched six innings for his 16th victory and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 8-2 Thursday night to complete a four-game sweep.  More...

Broncos rally to beat Chiefs 31-24

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have beaten the Kansas City Chiefs every way imaginable over the years, from playoff shootouts to defensive tug-of-wars.  Well, not quite every way. More...

Jason Day powers to big lead in BMW

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jason Day already had seven birdies on his card and one eagle, courtesy of a shot he holed from 79 yards out of a fairway bunker. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

How is this economical?

Dear Heloise: I purchased a new “economical” top-load washer (Heloise here: high-efficiency washer). It’s supposed to use less water and electricity, thereby saving resources. More...

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