December 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

JV board members officially fill seats

Five school board members, including two brand new members, were officially sworn in to the Juniata Valley School Board Monday night during the reorganization and monthly meeting.  More...

Toys for Tots distribution begins this week

Beginning this week, Huntingdon County Toys for Tots will officially start making Christmas a little brighter for area families in need.  Volunteers will begin sorting through and giving toys to families who signed up for the program and, curren More...

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Local News

The Daily News to publish lucky hunter pics Dec. 18

Lucky hunters are invited to share photos of their deer for publication in The Daily News. There are a few guidelines which must be followed in order to submit photos. More...

Fire under investigation

Several volunteer fire companies from Huntingdon and Mifflin counties were called to a home at 78 E. Water St. in Mount Union Borough around 7:30 a.m. today for a working structure fire. More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   HUNTINGDON BORO. — Dec. 4: Huntingdon Borough Police investigated a report of an assault at the Huntingdon County Jail at 11:45 a.m. Police investigated a reported theft at 308 Washington St. at 10:31 p.m.  More...

World  Free Access 

From food to makeup, ‘Star Wars’ stuff is out of this world

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right now, in a store not too far away, there is a galaxy of new merchandise connected to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”  More...

Cheaper oil buoys consumers, hammers producers

DALLAS (AP) — Oil prices have been lower for longer than expected. Now, with OPEC’s decision to keep pumping at current levels, analysts expect oil to remain relatively cheap well into 2016 and maybe longer.  More...

Local Sports

Rockets turn strong start into win at MU

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Southern Huntingdon came out with guns blazing in the first quarter and took control of the game, scoring 17 points in the frame, while holding the young Mount Union squad to just three points in Mount Union Monday night. More...

Hornets’ rally falls short at Bellefonte

Juniata Valley fought back after falling behind at Bellefonte Monday. More...

’Cats run past Trojans

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon’s defense forced 27 Mount Union turnovers and the offense connected for 11 three-pointers and the Bearcats rolled to a 74-53 win over the visiting Trojans Monday night.  The Bearcats improved to 2-0 with the victory, while Mount More...

Editorial

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Dec. 4

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Dec. 4.  House  More...

Our Readers Write

Who was in charge?  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  The election is over in Huntingdon County — or is it? More...

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Beauty of December

Sunday morning, I looked out the window as I started to get everyone ready for church. The frost was so heavy, the layer of ice on the trees nearly looked like a coating of snow. Not only was the frost heavy, but the fog was, too. More...

Healthy Living

Easy ways to enjoy a flu-free winter

Spending significant time in close proximity to others indoors can make people more susceptible to the flu. More...

Prevent colds and flu before they start

Though the holiday season is a joyous time of year, it’s also one when many people succumb to cold and flu.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 5:25 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015:  More...

Federal budget deadline nears

Lawmakers in Washington are working against the clock to make sure the federal government keeps operating.  Friday, Dec. More...

Mount Union special election

Voters in Mount Union Borough are once again weighing in on the school board race during today’s special election. More...

Liberty Twp. officials OK merging authority

The Liberty Township Supervisors Monday evening passed a resolution setting the stage for the merging of the township municipal authority with the neighboring Saxton Borough Municipal Authority. More...

State  Free Access 

Senate, House move toward showdown on budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania House and Senate moved toward a showdown over competing spending and tax plans Monday, with the fate of suffering counties, school and social services agencies hanging in the balance of a 5-month budget stalem More...

Kane aide defending charges over email search

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A top aide to Pennsylvania’s attorney general went to court Monday to defend himself against charges he illegally accessed emails to keep tabs on a grand jury investigation involving his boss, Kathleen Kane.  More...

Outbursts interrupt trial in aspiring teacher’s killing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The trial of a man accused of gunning down an aspiring teacher from Minnesota for his iPod weeks after he moved to Philadelphia is drawing to a close. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Broad Top promoters encouraged by meeting

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 8 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Iowa State tops Buffalo 84-63

Men’s Basketball:

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Georges Niang had 31 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. More...

Avalanche win 2-1 over Minnesota

DENVER (AP) — John Mitchell scored at 3:35 of overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Monday night.  Mitchell got the winner when he took a pass from Matt Duchene in the right circle and beat goalie Darcy Kuempe More...

Late field goal gives Cowboys 19-16 win

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dez Bryant’s tantrum on the Dallas Cowboys’ sideline was not a good look. Neither was Darren McFadden’s two-fumble performance. Matt Cassel’s passes often sailed nowhere near his receivers.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday to Lydia Stapleton who turns 7 years old today, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. She is the daughter of Mike and Cass Stapleton of Huntingdon and the little sister of Ada Toshiko. More...

Friends of the Woods elect new officers

Friends of the Woods, the auxiliary to Westminster Woods, held its bimonthly meeting and luncheon Dec. 3 in the Commons dining room of the continuing care retirement community in Huntingdon with 42 members and guests in attendance.  More...

Money matters: watch for warning signs that aging parents need help

If you’ve been entrusted to assist an elderly relative with scheduling preventive exams and putting a health care plan in place, you may struggle with knowing when it’s time to take on a greater role in other aspects of their life. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Being a stepparent can be difficult

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I have been dating for 18 months and would like to move in together and eventually marry. It would be a second marriage for both of us. More...

Doctor K

Dysthymia is mild, prolonged type of depression

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I suffer from “dysthymia.” A friend says this is just a nice word for depression. What is dysthymia?  More...

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