December 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Agency continues to push properties

As 2015 draws to a close,  marketing of available space in the county continues. More...

Businesses to sponsor ’16 first baby contest

Now that Santa has left the area, eyes are fixed on the skies to watch for the next visitor from afar — the stork making a delivery of the first baby of 2016.  More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Kenneth Knode  Date of Birth: June 26, 1988  Age: 25 years old  Height: 5 feet 9 inches  Weight: 135 pounds  Eye color: Blue  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): Huntingdon  Wanted for: Violation o More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief   More...

Start your new year off on the right foot

It’s called the “Good Karma Paddle.” Every New Year’s Day a group of whitewater boaters gather and paddle the Stonycreek River canyon between Hollsopple and Carpenter’s Park. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 26 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. More...

Local Sports

Power Points

Joe Sarvis of Prescott, Arizona, and Jervis Yauger of Lemont Furnace, both finished Week 15 of the Power Points contest with perfect 136 points.Sarvis was the winner of the $1,000 weekly grand prize, by five points on tiebreaker No. More...

Hicks rolls second 300

Donovan Hicks, a 24-year old two-handed bowler, rolled his second career 300 game Wednesday night, bowling for Doc Fisher’s Men in the Outlaw League. More...

People/Pastimes

How to protect high-value gifts

Receiving an expensive gift can be quite a thrill, but that delight may be short-lived if you worry about the responsibility that comes with protecting a high-value gift from damage. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 5! Happy birthday wishes to Jawonne Mitchell who turns five years old, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. Jawonne is the son of John and Pamela Mitchell. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Tyler Banks who will be celebrating his 8th birthday Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. He is the son of Beth Banks of Huntingdon and Eric Banks of Mount Union and the brother of Morgan, Derek and Alexis. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Winter hair   I have a solution for dry winter, “fly away” hair. When I wash my hairbrush, I soak it in a glass of water with a few drops of fabric softener added. It’s simple to do and the results are wonderful. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Service animals are a necessity

Dear Annie: Normally I don’t respond to newspaper columns, but I felt compelled to reply to the letter from “Please Leave Animals at Home.” She said her grandson was allergic to animals, and asked why people bring their pets into st More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 28, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

County to tally elections’ costs

Two special elections in the past month are going to cost the county some money.  According to Huntingdon County chief clerk Michelle Cerett, the total bill for the election is going to total nearly $6,000.  More...

Restaurant’s owner responds to closure

After The Daily News reported Dec. More...

Some UGI customers victim of latest scam

UGI is warning customers to beware of a phone scam.  A press release from the company said a number of UGI customers have received phone calls stating customers owe money for energy bills and that nonpayment of the bills will result in having th More...

World  Free Access 

Alabama tornado adds to Christmas storm woes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Christmastime wave of severe weather continued Friday as a tornado touched down in Jefferson County, Alabama, including through the southwest portion of Birmingham, the state’s largest city.  More...

After holiday, Rockefeller tree used by Habitat for Humanity

ATLANTA (AP) — Even the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has to come down after the holidays.  For the ninth year in a row, the tree set aglow during a televised ceremony and visited by an estimated 500,000 people each year, will b More...

New advice on who qualifies for cholesterol-lowering statins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Considering a cholesterol lowering statin to prevent a heart attack? Deciding who’s a good candidate requires calculating more than a simple cholesterol level. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Taxes to increase on beer, wine, distilled spirits

75 Years Ago  A coal dust explosion was blamed for a $300,000 fire which destroyed a breaker building and boiler house at the Payne Coal Co. plant near Exeter. Nine hundred men were thrown out of work by the Christmas night blaze.  More...

Study: Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they collapse.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bosh leads Heat to 94-88 win over Pelicans

MIAMI (AP) — There’s no team better on Christmas than the Miami Heat.  And even in an ugly game, their future Hall of Famers delivered when it mattered most.  More...

Bulls top Thunder 105-96

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Chicago Bulls were angry and on edge after three straight losses. More...

Ravens hoping to end Steelers’ December roll

BALTIMORE (AP) — An injured Ben Roethlisberger watched from the sideline in October when the Pittsburgh Steelers lost at home to their division rivals, the Baltimore Ravens.  Big Ben is back for the rematch Sunday, looking to secure a play More...

Religion News

Allensville church to hold memorial dedication service

The St. Paul Lutheran Church, 200 W. Main St., Allensville, will be conducting a nondenominational memorial and dedication ceremony at 6 p.m. More...

Christians in Action

Students participating in the Joy El Christians in Action (CIA) release time program, from the left, Rylan Parson, Gabriella Stallman, Evelyn Thompson, Mackenzie Wertz and Makenna Kent earned awards More...

A history of the St. Paul Lutheran Church doors and stained glass windows

The front doors at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Allensville, have a history that dates back to the 1800s. More...

Doctor K

High-dose flu shot offers better protection

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve heard that there is a high-dose flu shot. Does it protect better than a regular flu shot? Should I ask my doctor about it?  More...

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