October 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug defendants plead guilty in court

Two of the individuals rounded up earlier this year in a drug sweep entered pleas in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  Derrick Kie Brown, 28, Huntingdon, pleaded guilty in two cases to two counts possession of a controlled s More...

Planners talk change to bridges on TIP list

Giving an update on the Huntingdon County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Thursday night, Huntingdon County planning director Mark Colussy told members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission there may be a change in the priorities of l More...

Local News

Verizon plans to add beacons to tower

Following a meeting of the public safety committee of Huntingdon Borough Council where members discussed how to get wireless carrier Verizon to place a beacon on top of the 199-foot tower on Flag Pole Hill, Verizon officials told The Daily News the c More...

New brochure to promote H&BT rail trail

Meeting in the Broad Top Township Municipal Building in Defiance Thursday night, the H&BT Rails to Trails Advisory Committee unveiled a new fullcolor brochure that will be utilized for the promotion of the 10.06-mile recreational route once the l More...

Police Log

DUI crash   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Area school districts achieve AYP

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Pickin’ Panel and other stuff

Last week had no effect on The Daily News Pickin’ Panel, save lower each of our winning percentages ever so slightly.  All three members of the group finished Week Six with 7-3 records. More...

Eagles back to work at Ursinus

With the Centennial Conference bye week past, the Juniata College football team has taken time to rest, heal, evaluate and refocus. More...

Hornets win 3-0; Trojans, Titans swept

High School Volleyball:

Mount Union   Thursday was a rough night for the Mount Union volleyball team when Inter-County Conference North power West Branch rolled into the Trojans gym. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Andrew James Adams, 300 Grand St., Apt. 121, Hoboken, New Jersey, and Blair Ashley Clark, also of New Jersey.  Robert R. More...

Alexandria Scout awarded Gold Eagle Palm

Eagle Scout Allen Long of Boy Scout Troop 24, Alexandria, has earned a Gold Eagle Palm.  Eagle Palms are rare because Eagle Scouts are rare. In 2014, only 6.01 percent of eligible scouts obtained Eagle Rank. More...

Happy 85th Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Fred Gumbert of Salt Road, Mount Union, who turned 85 years old Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Fred has been married to Grace (Booher) Gumbert for 65 years. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Removing odors   To get rid of nasty laundry odors, add one cup of rubbing alcohol to the washer after it fills with water. It is cheap and does an awesome job.  Pinterest inspired coat rack   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Nursing home visits difficult for son

Dear Annie: My wife and I are nearly 90 years old. Five months ago, she had a stroke and has since been residing in a nursing home. We both come from small families. Everyone has visited my wife except for our oldest son. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Budget issues threaten pre-K

Early childhood education is foundational, but the ongoing budget impasse may mean the state’s youngest learners will lose ground they can never make up.  A press conference held Thursday afternoon in Huntingdon County Child and Adult Deve More...

Woman enters plea in 2014 fatal crash

The Mill Creek woman charged with causing a 2014 crash that claimed the lives of an Amish couple and their horse pleaded guilty in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Widespread frost, freeze to hit this weekend

The coldest temperatures of fall are expected to hit the county this weekend.  With low temperatures expected to be at freezing or below Saturday and Sunday, plants and crops not harvested are in danger if not properly covered.  More...

State  Free Access 

Two men who beat gay couple banned from downtown Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men accused of beating a gay couple in a case helped solved by social media sleuths will avoid prison time under a plea agreement announced Thursday that outraged members of the gay community.  More...

Attorney general’s aide wants snoop charge axed

NORRISTOWN (AP) — A top aide to Pennsylvania’s attorney general wants a judge to dismiss a charge that he snooped on emails to help her keep tabs on a grand jury investigation.  More...

Small Pennsylvania town accused of ticket scam

LACEYVILLE (AP) — The district court of a small northern Pennsylvania town is accused of cheating the state by accepting false guilty pleas with the purpose of pocketing 100 percent of reduced fines.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Oct. 16 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 

Brees, Watson lead Saints to 31-21 win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Proud veterans Drew Brees and Ben Watson summoned their best performances of the season and restored a bit of swagger to the recently reeling Saints.  More...

NFL suspends official

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has suspended side judge Rob Vernatchi for one game for not managing the clock properly in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh’s game at San Diego on Monday night.  After a kickoff that was not returned, 18 secon More...

Murphy catches Dodgers sleeping

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Murphy just hoped no one was watching.  Murphy shocked the sleeping Dodgers by stealing an uncovered third base and went on to score the tying run. More...

Press Club

Program provides MUASD fresh start

Indistar, a school improvement program, is being implemented into Mount Union Area School District this year. More...

Gardens bring fresh produce to hive

When arriving at and leaving school each day, students, teachers and even visiting community members have grown accustomed to seeing the beautiful shade garden in front of Juniata Valley High School and the two luscious raised-bed gardens in front of More...

Guitar classes popular at Southern

In 2001, guitarist Chris Black married his guitar, “Brenda the Fenda.” Brenda had been his loyal instrument, a Fender Stratocaster, for 40 years and he wanted to show his gratitude.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Simple, versatile sarong

Dear Heloise: I have started packing a SARONG with me whenever I travel now. It can be used in so many helpful ways: as a head scarf, a makeshift blanket, a skirt, a curtain, etc. So many uses for one simple piece of fabric. The list goes on and on. More...

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