December 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County to upgrade 911 system in ’16

The Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board met for the final time in 2015 Thursday morning and discussed setting up the software and the support for the new computer aided dispatch (CAD) system for the Huntingdon County 911 Dispatch Center.  More...

MU Christmas events fill weekend calendar

The Mount Union community will officially welcome the yuletide season with “A Christmas to Remember” all weekend long, featuring a series of events which have become “Bricktown” traditions.  The 31st Kiwanis Club craft ba More...

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Local News

Judge sentences multiple DUI defendants

An Altoona man involved in a June 2013 accident that injured a woman was sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

House damaged in crash

No one was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash on state Route 641 in Dublin Township Thursday morning. More...

Men sentenced in court

Two men were sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Local Sports

Hornets win; Titans, Rockets fall

High School Wrestling:

Juniata Valley 40, Glendale 36   Juniata Valley got its wrestling season going Thursday at Glendale. The Green Hornets faced some issues making weight but were still able to come away with a 40-36 win over the Vikings.  More...

3-0 Bearcats beat Bellefonte 49-48

Boys Basketball:

Huntingdon struggled in the first half, especially in the second period, but rallied in the second half and came away with a 49-48 victory in Bellefonte to open its Mountain League schedule.  The Bearcats have improved to 3-0 on the season, whi More...

Southern wins, Tussey beaten

Girls’ Basketball:

Southern Huntingdon 46 McConnellsburg 25   More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday to Adalyn Scott who turns 2 years old today, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. Adalyn’s very proud parents are Jessica Scott and husband of Calvin. More...

Boy Scout Troop 237 celebrates holiday

Boy Scout Troop 237 held its annual troop Christmas party Dec. 5. The Christmas party was held in the basement of the United Methodist Church, Orbisonia. More...

A card shower can brighten a loved one’s special day

Celebrating birthdays or anniversaries or just spreading get well cheer? More...

Newspapers in Education

NIE offers more than news

Survey, testimonials show how teachers use program

Since kicking off the Newspaper In Education (NIE) program in September, students in over 150 classrooms in Huntingdon County schools are reading The Daily News Monday through Friday.  More...

Partners support literacy efforts

Fifty-nine local businesses have partnered with The Daily News to bring newspapers into classrooms in Huntingdon County school districts through the Newspaper In Education (NIE) program.  Through their partnership, they are supporting education More...

Post-secondary educators share NIE observations

The Daily News’ Newspaper In Education (NIE) program is designed to create lifelong learners who are involved in their community, a purpose shared by local post-secondary educational institutions.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Getting another opinion  This time of year it’s hard not to see ads that encourage you to buy or ask for something as a gift. I’ve found an antidote. More...

Annie's Mailbox

No one expects a seriously ill person to look great

Dear Annie: Every so often, you print a letter from someone who is concerned that a loved one has expressed a desire to commit suicide. Depending on the circumstances, what’s so terrible about that? More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Sagittarius if born before 1:46 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Woman pleads in heroin case

The Alexandria woman who played a key role in the conviction of a drug king pin earlier this year entered a plea and was sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Shade Gap robbery suspect in custody

A third man sought in a convenience store robbery in Dublin Township has turned himself in to police.  More...

Persistent fog due to inversion of air masses

As of this morning, the county has experienced persistent fog for the past eight days, according to reports from Accuweather.com.  According to Accuweather.com meteorologist Tom Kines, this persistent fog is the type that’s normally found More...

State  Free Access 

Senate moves state budget fight into House’s court

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate sprinted through hundreds of pages of justunveiled budget legislation Thursday, handing it back to the House Republican majority and all but ensuring that a five-month stalemate that is crippling social More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

TMSB members administered oath of office

75 Years Ago  Major General Edward Martin, Pennsylvania National Guard commander, announced plans for the 28th Division, P.N.G. training plan from January to July with mobilization running from Jan. 3-19.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 10 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 

Sabres’ Ristolainen has hat trick, but Flames win 4-3

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau returned after leaving with an apparent injury and put Calgary ahead late to spoil Rasmus Ristolainen’s hat trick in the Flames’ 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.  More...

Peterson scores 100th, but Cards win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dwight Freeney considered retirement. A month into the season he still wasn’t on a team. More...

Big hitters still available as meetings come to end

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Baseball executives headed home Thursday with top freeagent sluggers still on the market and trade talk percolating that could lead to more swaps in coming weeks.  More...

Press Club

South Hills announces fall dean’s list

The following students have been named to fall 2015 dean’s list at South Hills School of Business and Technology. More...

Local musician inspires Rockets

Grammy award-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard once said, “Find out what you’re good at and do more of it.” El McMeen did exactly that.  More...

Teaching beyond the text at HAHS

Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) family and consumer science teacher Kelsea Jones recently invited two guest speakers to her classes to discuss the difficult issues of substance abuse and addiction. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Road-trip trash gets canned

Dear Heloise: I read your column daily in the (Augusta, Maine) Kennebec Journal. You printed good road-trip hints. I’d like to add one given to me by a friend who camps and travels with her pre-teen kids.  More...

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