October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Shutdown averted through December

With only hours to spare before the midnight deadline, Congress voted to approve a stopgap spending measure, belaying a government shutdown until at least December.  More...

Canal Era Day honors community volunteers

Each year for over 30 years now, the Mount Union Area Historical Society has been paying tribute to traditional arts and crafts during Canal Era Day which is scheduled this year for Saturday, Oct. More...

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Local News

MUASD officials clear record regarding band

Per request from a band booster, Mount Union Area School District officials helped set the record straight on the marching band’s absence from the football team’s away games in the hopes of settling tensions between sports fans and musici More...

Area brief

Blood drive to be held at Bethel Church   More...

World  Free Access 

Native persimmon has gotten a bum rap

“The (American) persimmon tree has received more criticism, both adverse and favorable, than almost any known species,” stated a U. S. Department of Agriculture Farmers’ Bulletin of 1915.  More...

EPA rules will strengthen pesticide safety on farms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening 20-year-old rules designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides. More...

Families finding rewards in living small

Last year, William and Laura Baird got rid of half of their kids’ toys, half of their kitchen’s contents and a third of the family’s clothes.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ravens and Steelers battle for relevance?

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The animosity is still there bubbling just underneath the surface.  Forgive the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, though, if the current state of their longstanding rivalry is the least of their growing list o More...

Steeler defense coming along quicker than expected

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Keith Butler didn’t exactly dumb things down when he took over for Dick LeBeau Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator last winter.  Maybe streamlined is the better word.  More...

Blue Jays rout Orioles to win AL East crown

BALTIMORE (AP) — With its rout of Baltimore in the first game of a doubleheader, Toronto clinched its first AL East title in 22 years, bringing an appropriate conclusion to its unstoppable, two-month run.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Welcome to my world  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

You Should Know

Q: How is “driving at safe speeds” an offense worthy of a citation?

A: According to state police, the law is specifically not written by the state police, but rather many legal people who articulate violations. The job of the state police is to take action when it is seen or reported. More...

Old-Time Photo

Bernie Ambrose of Huntingdon submitted this and another photo showing 1948 graduates of the Alfarata grade school. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Fall is great time to bake pies

Fall is here, with chilly mornings, high school football games and pumpkin carving already taking place.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Oct. 2, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Working without a budget

JC’s Science in Motion continues despite lag in funding

The state budget waiting game is familiar to Science in Motion (SiM) administrators, but the Juniata College program has started its year in spite of the lag in funding.  More...

Local PSSA scores reflect changes

The state Department of Education (PDE) released the results of 2015 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) testing and the results for Huntingdon County school districts show the effects of the changes made to the testing last year.  More...

Miniature workshop combines art, science

The desire to keep the image of loved ones close is not a new one as revealed through “The Art & Science of Portrait Miniatures,” the newest exhibition at the Juniata College Museum of Art, at 17th and Moore streets, Huntingdon. More...

State  Free Access 

Sandusky wants to look into 2011 case leaks

HARRISBURG (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky wants a judge to let him explore contacts between prosecutors and a judge who oversaw the grand jury that recommended he be charged with child molestation.  More...

EF-1 tornado confirmed in central Pennsylvania

LANCASTER (AP) — Forecasters have confirmed that a tornado touched down in central Pennsylvania.  The National Weather Service office in State College says the EF-1 tornado touched down near Lancaster at about 12:35 a.m. More...

Man pleads no contest in strangulation case

ALLENTOWN (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man pleaded no contest no third-degree murder in the strangulation slaying of a woman with whom he had just smoked crack.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Former county commissioner seeks township supervisor position

75 Years Ago  Work started on remodeling the Brunswick Hotel building, Fourth and Allegheny streets, Huntingdon, which will be turned into a garage and warehouse for the Fred B. Bayer Co., merchandise jobbers.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 1 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...

Local Sports

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Bellwood Antis (2-2, 1-0 ICC Gold) at Mount Union (2-2, 1-0 ICC Gold), 7 p.m.  More...

Southern Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Southern Huntingdon (3-1, 0-1 ICC Gold) at Northern Bedford (4-0, 1-0 ICC Gold), 7 p.m.  More...

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (1-3) at Moshannon Valley (4-0), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review: Bellwood scored on its first two possessions of the season half to take the lead and held on to win 38-27 at Alexandria.  More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 24, Alexandria

At the left, members of Boy Scout Troop 24, Alexandria, from the left, Lewis Porter, Dalton Dick, Chase Monihen, Zach Stiver, scoutmaster Robert Porter, Zane Shaffer, Tony Porter, Cole Rinker and ass More...

Happy Birthday

THIS BUSY BEE IS 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ryan Christopher Taylor who turns 3 years old today, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. His proud parents are Christopher and Danielle (Swanger) Taylor of Petersburg. Ryan has a big sister, Anna. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Nathaneal David Fisher Jr. who turns 4 years old today, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. His proud parents are Nate and Tara Fisher of Mount Union. Nathaneal has a big sister, Ashlinne.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

All invitations should be discussed in advance

Dear Annie: My mother-in-law lives an hour away from us. My husband’s sister, “Dot,” and her husband, “Jeff,” and their married children, periodically come to our house for overnight stays in order to visit Mom. More...

Doctor K

Lean red meat is OK in small portions

DEAR DOCTOR K: I love red meat and I’m not going to stop eating it. Is it still possible for me to eat a healthy diet?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

1. No gas, no go  Kevin Harvick didn’t stick around for the Q&A session after his race-leading Chevy ran out of fuel three laps from Sunday’s finish, springing Matt Kenseth to victory. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Was that the Penske Payback?  We don’t peddle conspiracy theories here. No, we just set them on the table and let you run with one, if desired. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. First cut   More...

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