November 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASB members hear substitute data

Following up on last month’s discussion on an apparent shortage of substitute staff, the Mount Union Area School Board looked at 45 days worth of data Monday night in an effort to better understand the situation and seek out solutions.  More...

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Local News

Community partners join to promote Broad Top area

A movement to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Broad Top area was mapped out at the initial meeting of the new Broad Top Area Heritage Partnership Monday evening in the Broad Top Area Senior Citizens Center at Saxton. More...

Broad Top City leaders adopt 2016 budget

Broad Top City Borough Council Monday evening adopted the borough’s 2016 operating budget totaling $116,728 in revenues and $55,550 in expenditures with a $61,178 carry over. More...

Shirley Twp. brush pile fire under investigation

For the second time in a little over a month, volunteer firefighters from the Orbisonia- Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co. and their mutual aid companies had to battle large brush pile fire Monday morning.  More...

World  Free Access 

US issues travel warning in wake of terror attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans should be alert to the possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased terrorist threats around the world, the State Department warned on Monday.  More...

Born with no voice, boy talks with new voice box

Grant Hasse was born with two very rare conditions — one that’s usually fatal, the other that should have left him unable to talk.  But at almost 4 years old, he’s a healthy bundle of energy after three dozen surgeries, includi More...

Older workers seeking options for reducing hours on the job

Roberton Williams’ plan was to retire on his government pension and take a part-time job to make up the difference in salary. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bess helps Spartans pull away from Eastern Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Javon Bess scored nine of his 13 points in the first half and matched a season high with six rebounds to help No. More...

Dave Roberts new Dodger manager

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Roberts overcame long odds during his playing days in the major leagues and survived a bout with cancer in recent years. He had no managerial experience when he went after the vacant Los Angeles Dodgers’ job.  More...

Connecticut routs Kansas State 97-57

Women’s Basketball:

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — HARTFORD, Conn. More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Sarah Wright and Geoffry Tierney, both of King of Prussia, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Randen and Mary Wright of Calvin. More...

Huntingdon County Chapter PASR recount fall activities

The Huntingdon County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees held its last meeting for the year Nov. 18 at the 15th Street Methodist Church, Huntingdon. A turkey luncheon was served by the church preceding the meeting.  More...

Scouting for Food

“Scouting for Food” is scouting’s community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the community. More...

School News

Juniata Valley High School Honor Rolls

Mike Estep, principal at Juniata Valley High School, has released the honor rolls for the first marking period of the 2015- 16 school year as follows:  Grade 7  High Honors  Katerina Coffman, Sydney Dunlap, Alexandra Dyreson, Madison More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wife frustrated with husband’s lack of help

Dear Annie: I have been married for 50 years and don’t think I can stand one more day. The man I am married to was once everything to me. Now, as each day passes, I grow more resentful. More...

Doctor K

Larynx changes during puberty cause voice cracking

DEAR DOCTOR K: My son is 14, and his voice has started to change. Why does this happen? DEAR READER: Your son is going through puberty. A change in his voice is just one of several changes in this phase of life. More...

Special Sections

Special election planned in MU

After a judge ordered a revote for the position of Mount Union Area School Board Region 2 following the Nov. 3 general election, the Huntingdon County Board of Elections told The Daily News Monday a date has been set for a special election.  More...

‘Lights of Love’ honors those lost

The holidays can be especially difficult for those mourning the loss of a loved one, but through “Lights of Love,” the staff of Home Nursing Agency hopes to offer comfort and a bit of brightness in a dark time.  More...

Bear season harvest about average so far

As bear season continues, the state Game Commission said the season is on par with previous years for the southcentral region.  Game Commission education and information supervisor for the southcentral region Barry Leonard said Monday was pretty More...

State  Free Access 

Deal to end budget stalemale at risk

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Senate rejects measure to kill school property tax

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate narrowly rejected a measure Monday night to eliminate billions of dollars in school property taxes statewide by replacing the money with increases in state tax rates on sales and income, although the le More...

‘Honey’s Angels’ provides families with holiday meals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Before family dinners, Helen “Honey” McVey would fill a plate with food, cover it with foil and ask one of her five children to run it across the street or down the block to an elderly neighbor or a friend’ More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Santa Claus will arrival during annual parade

75 Years Ago  The Public Utility Commission has summoned 33 truckers to Harrisburg for a hearing Nov. 25. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Nov. 24 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...

Local Sports

Wagner heads four ’Cats on all-stars

Mountain League Football:

Senior Jon Wagner earned three first-team spots when the Mountain League announced its annual all-stars at its banquet last evening.  Wagner was recognized as a running back, offensive athlete and as a defensive back.  Drew Simpson was pick More...

Area places 21 on all-star teams

ICC Football:

A total of 21 athletes from four area high schools have been named to the Inter-County Conference all-star team.  Juniata Valley led the way with eight players named to the Silver Division stars, while Mount Union had six picks on the Gold Divis More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

A Special Season

The long awaited two weeks in-length gunning season for deer begins Monday, Nov. 30. Last year, Pennsylvania hunters killed an estimated 119,260 antlered deer and 184,713 antlerless deer for a total of 303,973 whitetails  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Thanks for dedication, spiffy apparel  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Nov. 20

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Nov. 20.  House  More...

War of immaturity

Op-Ed

Nov. 13, 2015, the world was exposed to a horrific attack in Paris that was not unlike the one we here in the United States suffered Sept. 11, 2001. More...

Chatter Box

Time to give thanks

Can you believe we’re talking about turkeys, stuffing and pumpkin pies already? I know I say this all the time, but I’m not sure where 2015 has gone.  More...

Healthy Living

Is it possible to prevent cataracts?

Millions of people are affected by cataracts, which Prevent Blindness America says is the most common cause of vision loss for individuals over the age of 40. More...

How to help kids adapt to eyeglasses

Children’s vision problems often become apparent when youngsters .rst enter school. Poor performance in the classroom may have little to do with a learning disability or a stubborn student, and a lot to do with poor vision.  More...

Understanding diabetic eye disease

Living with diabetes isn’t easy. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Taurus if born before 12:15 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015:  More...

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