November 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Project showcased during open house

From the approval of design plans to final completion, the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority can finally say the sewer extension project, including a new wastewater treatment facility, is complete.  Because of that, authority members ar More...

Vaccination changes would protect students

Given that only 91 percent of children entering kindergarten have had the required vaccina- tions, not achieving “herd immunity” to protect themselves, the state Department of Health is proposing new guidelines to increase the number of s More...

Local News

Area veterans honored at annual banquet

The service of veterans, both while in uniform and at home, was celebrated at the annual Veterans Day banquet held Wednesday night at the Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon.  More...

Cromwell Twp. leaders frustrated with ORJMA

Cromwell Township supervisor Buzz Gutshall and chairman Barry Welch expressed concern at their Nov. 2 meeting the township is not receiving updated sewage activity reports from the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA).  More...

World  Free Access 

Grow and taste the ‘forbidden fruit’

In Genesis, the Bible mentions the “forbidden fruit.” Commonly identified as an apple, many people contend it was actually a quince.  The quince’s Mideast origin, as well as its fuzzy, daffodilyellow skin and a lemony perfume a More...

Number of high school dropouts falls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation has far fewer so-called “dropout factory” high schools these days, down sharply from 2008 as more students leave high school with a diploma, according to a new report.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 12 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Baseball examing changes to rules about slides

BOCA RATON, Fla. More...

Pens beat Canadiens 4-3 in shootout

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The star-laden Pittsburgh Penguins realize they haven’t played their best hockey through the first 15 games of the season. They hope a rare comeback against the NHL’s top team will get their offense going.  More...

Steelers need to tighten defense

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward didn’t sound like a proud new father or a guy whose team was fresh off a last-second win.  Too many yards. Too many points. More...

People/Pastimes

Scouting for food collection planned

Boy Scouts from all over Huntingdon County have been busy handing out door hangers announcing their annual Scouting for Food drive Saturday, Nov. 14.  More...

A complete Thanksgiving dinner made easy

Food. Friends. Family. Football. Thanksgiving would be incomplete without any of them, but the most important is the holiday feast your family and friends have gathered to enjoy while the game plays in the background. More...

Celebrate birthdays in The Daily News

Celebrate your child’s birthday by putting his or picture in The Daily News. Following are guidelines for submitting information about your child and his or her special day.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sororities get a bad rap

Dear Annie: I am in a sorority and proudly wear my Greek letters. However, when I go outside the campus, I receive a lot of negative feedback. People assume things about me that are not true, and this can be very hurtful. More...

Doctor K

Studies confirm benefits of mediterranean diet

DEAR DOCTOR K: In some of your columns you’ve said that the “Mediterranean diet” is healthy. First, what is a Mediterranean diet? Second, what proof is there that it really is healthy? Call me “Skeptical.”  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT TEXAS

1. Lap leader  brad keselowski had sunday’s race in the bag, until a caution flew on lap 311 of 334. The dozen or so lead-pack cars pitted, and chad knaus sprinkled fairy dust on Jimmie Johnson’s no. More...

Questions & Attitude

compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Where do you rank Jimmie at 75 career wins? More...

Feud of the week

BRAD KESELOWSKI VS. JIMMIE JOHNSON: it’s hard to call this a feud, but J.J. stole one from “kez,” and you could see the disappointment on brad’s face after the Texas race. More...

Positive moves in budget talks

As the state budget impasse continues into the 130-day territory, negotiations seem to be moving in a positive direction.  More...

Area family raises awareness for son

An awareness campaign is taking place during the month of November to educate others on a 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, commonly called 22q, a genetic disorder which occurs in one in 2,000 births.  Eric and Amanda Jenkins of Mapleton had never hear More...

VA Stand Down event planned for Saturday

In an effort to provide access to medical care for veterans with ease and in a timely manner, officials from VA medical centers across the country will participate in the first National Access Stand Down Saturday, Nov. More...

State  Free Access 

Tax debate takes the stage in state Capitol

HARRISBURG (AP) — The debate over school property taxes in Pennsylvania is heating up as Democratic Gov. More...

Twelve-year-old’s arm reattached, recovery takes years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 12-year-old boy whose right arm was severed by a tractor mechanism was doing after surgery to reattach it, but the extent of his recovery won’t be known for months or years, his surgeon said Wednesday.  More...

Lawyer leaves email probe over ties to justice

HARRISBURG (AP) — The chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board stepped aside Wednesday from an investigation into a Supreme Court justice’s raunchy emails after a newspaper reported he played a lead role in the justice&rs More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon man to lead area agricultural association

75 Years Ago  President Roosevelt carried Ohio in the election by more than 100,000 votes, but incomplete returns showed that Republican Gov. John Bricker has been swept back into office.  More...

Local Sports

William Paterson beats Juniata 3-2 in overtime

ECAC Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinal:

Juniata and William Paterson played to overtime in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Tournament. The Pioneers were granted a penalty stroke and converted to give the visitors a 3-2 victory Wednesday night at Knox Stadium.  More...

Bearcats heading back to Tyrone

District 6-AA Quarterfinals:

Having won three of its last four outings to assure the program’s first winning record in five years, Huntingdon now begins pursuit of District Six gold when it travels to Tyrone’s Gray Memorial Field Friday evening for a Class AA quarter More...

Power Points Contest

Upsets had an effect on scoring in the weekly Power Points Contest, but Debra Rosenberry of Strasburg, Virginia, managed to limit the damage and scored 127 of a possible 136 points to win the grand prize for Week Nine.  Leslie Reynolds of Huntin More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Sue Jenkins shared an undated photo most likely taken in either 1920 or 1921 of her family on the family farm in Hill Valley. More...

Our Readers Write

Try it  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  I read the article regarding Juniata College hosting the Ferguson activists with great interest (at 87 years old). More...

The Republican economic debate

Op-Ed

Charles: Nov. 10, Fox Business News and the Wall Street Journal sponsored two debates for some of the remaining Republican candidates for president.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Sajeski, Heeter hold top two 2015 4-H titles

After a year of projects, project books, club meetings and competitions, 4-H members, leaders, friends and family marked the conclusion of another club membership year with the annual awards banquet Nov. 7 at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

Hoofprinters compete at states

Huntingdon County 4-H Hooprinters who participated at the District VII 4-H Horse Show held at the Huntingdon Fairgrounds Sept. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Nov. 13, 2015:  More...

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