December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday full moon is first in 38 years

Sky watchers will get a special treat early Christmas morning if the weather clears, as a full moon is on track for early Christmas Day.  “The official moment of full moon, when the Earth, the moon and the sun are directly across, is at 6: More...

Honorable mention

A greeting card submitted by Addyson Hawn, a sophomore at Juniata Valley High School, may not have been selected as a winner for the school greeting card contest, but judges loved the image of the ch More...

State  Free Access 

Last-ditch budget bill passes, Wolf’s bipartisan deal stalls

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s budget impasse is breaking the state’s record for futility, after the Senate sent Democratic Gov. More...

AG predicts email scandal will lead to more discipline

HARRISBURG (AP) — An investigation into a state government email scandal will lead to more fallout like the suspension of a state Supreme Court justice, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Wednesday.  More...

State pension system says it will give Sandusky $211K

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state government pension system will send Jerry Sandusky a $211,000 check next week to cover payments going back to when it illegally stopped his retirement benefits after the former Penn State assistant f More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Selective Service orders 61 local men to report to depot

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County will have a complete cessation of business and industry in observance of the annual Christmas holiday. In Huntingdon, the stores will remain open Christmas Eve until 9 p.m. More...

Local Sports

’Cats top Raiders; Trojans, Titans lose

Girls’ Basketball:

Huntingdon 34, Bellefonte 31   Huntingdon put together a 15-1 run during the second quarter Wednesday evening and then withstood a two-point third quarter to post its third straight win with a 34-31 Mountain League decision over visiting Bellefo More...

BG’s Chadbourn is Player of the Year

AP Class A All-State:

A lead architect behind Bishop Guilfoyle’s second straight perfect season was honored Wednesday with the release of the Pennsylvania Football Writers’ Class A All-State team.  More...

Trojans race to 62-26 victory at Southern

C.J. Booher had the hot hand for Mount Union Wednesday night scoring 28 points in a rematch with Southern Huntingdon in Orbisonia. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Fern Smoker shared this photo of the 1938-1939 Belleville basketball team. More...

Corn fodder

Op-Ed

I am sure most of us remember a lot of the history we were taught in “Problems of Democracy” classes we had in high school.  More...

Our Readers Write

She deserves her position back  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Governor highlights initiative to develop state’s ag workforce

The Wolf administration and the state Department of Agriculture reinforced a new initiative to better assess the state’s agriculture industry and prepare a new generation of workers to fill anticipated vacancies. Gov. More...

Shop PA Preferred

Pennsylvania has a rich history. We are the keystone of America. Throughout our history, Pennsylvania has always been an agricultural state. We are known for our high quality agricultural products. More...

Spring Farms Livestock

4-H Club News

The Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club held its monthly meeting Nov. 10. The meeting was held at the Lions Club in Orbisonia.  The meeting was called to order by club president Dustin Schrack. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please go to daughter’s wedding

Dear Annie: My husband and I adopted our daughter from foster care when she was 12. We were told by the social worker that she had mental health issues, but we already loved her and went through with the adoption.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Gemini if born before 12:15 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 25, 2015:  More...

Weather impacts retail

Local holiday shoppers not seeking traditional items

Record-breaking temperatures this Christmas Eve will be nice for those last-minute holiday shoppers, but the chances of finding a snow blower under the tree may be slim to none on Christmas Day this year.  According to the National Weather Servi More...

Vintage toys featured at area museums

From the teddy bears and red wagons of the early 1900s to timeless baby dolls and spinning tops, toys have always been at the top of children’s Christmas lists.  A permanent display at Isett Heritage Museum on Stone Creek Ridge, Huntingdon More...

Holidays can be hard after loss

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. More...

Local News

Area brief

Owl Prowl to be held at Greenwood Furnace   More...

Sweater contest kicks off break

Some teachers and staff members at Juniata Valley Elementary School participated in the “holliest of holly sweater” contest to vote for the cutest holiday sweater to kick off their holida More...

NORAD to track Santa’s journey

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. More...

World  Free Access 

Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines  are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to  avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 24 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 

Boise State wins 55-7

Poinsettia Bowl:

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Northern Illinois won the coin toss and deferred, giving Boise State the ball first.  The Poinsettia Bowl was just beginning, yet it was essentially over.  Jeremy McNichols scored three touchdowns, the first one 58 se More...

COLLEGE PICKS

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here is the second group of predictions for this year’s college football bowl games:   TUESDAY, DEC. 29  Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas  Air Force (plus 7 1/2) vs. California  More...

Beckham loses appeal

NEW YORK (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. More...

People/Pastimes

Create a bounty of holiday eats and treats

From savory centerpieces to rich, flavorful sides to cookies and candies aplenty, the holiday season is a time to appreciate a bounty of good food while surrounded by your loved ones. More...

Prepping the perfect ham

A baked ham is the perfect centerpiece to any holiday celebration. More...

Licensed to Wed

Bobby Joe Bollinger, Dudley, and Teri Ann Bartlett, also of Dudley.  Lucas James Evans, 521 13th St., Huntingdon, and Jordan Noelle Shaffer, also of Huntingdon.  Wayne Alan Thompson, 3849 McAlevys Fort Road, Petersburg, and Jane Schott For More...

Doctor K

Opt for a knee replacement sooner

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have osteoarthritis that’s gotten worse over the past few years. My doctor has explained the pros and cons of knee replacement, but it seems like the timing is up to me. More...

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