December 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County sees decrease in roadway fatalities

After back-to-back years of double-digit highway fatalities, Huntingdon County saw fewer highway deaths in 2015.  Seven area residents died in five accidents in the past year, compared to 2014, when there were a total of 11 fatalities in 10 moto More...

First baby celebrates year filled with fun

For Lilly Faith Williams of  Three Springs, 2015 has been a year filled with “firsts” and she will pass on her title of First Baby as she celebrates her very first birthday Jan. 1, 2016.   More...

Local News

The Daily News recalls events of 2015

2015 in review

The Daily News’ year-end chronology first ran Jan. 1, 1946, with the headline, “Dates of 1945 — Most Eventful Year in History.” More...

World  Free Access 

Chinese medicinal herbs provide niche market for US farmers

DELMAR, N.Y. (AP) — Expanding interest in traditional Chinese medicine in the United States is fostering a potentially lucrative new niche market for farmers who plant the varieties of herbs, flowers and trees sought by practitioners.  More...

End of meat? Startups seek meat alternatives for the masses

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat.  Veggie patties have been around for decades, but Brown and others want to make foods without animal products that look, cook and tast More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 31 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 

Maryland pulls away to beat Penn State

Men’s Basketball:

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Diamond Stone had several thunderous dunks, made key free throws and was an allaround force on his way to a record-setting performance.  More...

Bulls down Pacers in overtime

CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler tipped in a basket with 1.2 seconds left in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 102-100 Wednesday night despite playing without Derrick Rose.  More...

Caps rally to top Sabres 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice during a four-goal rally in the third period and the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Wednesday night to extend their winning streak to nine games and overtake the Dallas Stars for More...

People/Pastimes

Jan. 1 famous for more than just New Year’s Day

Jan. 1 marks the first day of the new year according to the Gregorian calendar, which is the most widely used calendar across the globe. The arrival of Jan. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ryver Andrew Witherington, who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. More...

Happy Anniversary

Couple celebrates golden anniversary

Patrick Kyler and Patricia (Laird) Kyler celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, Dec. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Easy silver cleaning   Here’s a super easy way to clean your silver. Just put aluminum foil in a bowl with the shiny side up. Add a couple of teaspoons of baking soda and boiling water. Add any silver you want cleaned. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Letter elicites large volume of mail

Dear Annie: I can’t believe your response to the letter from “Between a Golf Ball and a Hard Place,” saying that golf balls shouldn’t be cleaned in the kitchen sink. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Virgo if born before 1:41 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 1, 2016:  More...

Top 10 stories

as selected by TDN staff

No. 1 State budget impasse   Newly elected Gov. Tom Wolf launched the state into an unprecedented budget impasse that has lasted six months.  More...

Residents opine on year’s hot topics

From terrorist attacks on foreign and domestic soil to the state budget impasse to the beginning of the presidential campaign, 2015 has been a year of headlines.  To recap the year, The Daily News reached out to locals to find out what they thou More...

Remembering friends, leaders lost in 2015

Huntingdon County residents mourned the loss of many community members throughout 2015 and honored their many contributions.  Just two weeks after the year began, the region lost both senior citizens’ advocate Robert “Bob” War More...

State  Free Access 

Bill Cosby charged with drugging, sexually assaulting woman

ELKINS PARK (AP) — Bill Cosby was arrested in the twilight of his life and career Wednesday and charged with a decade-old sex crime after a barrage of accusations from dozens of women made a mockery of his image as TV’s wise and understan More...

Escaped inmate captured; three siblings arrested

WAYNESBURG (AP) — One man’s escape from a county jail in southwestern Pennsylvania has turned into a family affair, with two siblings arrested on charges that they helped the escapee and a third sibling accused of helping him while still More...

Ex-student pleads to selling pot brownies at high school

ALLENTOWN (AP) — A former student has acknowledged selling marijuana brownies to another student who became ill at an eastern Pennsylvania high school.  The (Easton) Express-Times says the 17-year-old acknowledged his actions before a Lehi More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Section of Route 522 slated for reconstruction

75 Years Ago  Barton G. Logan, Huntingdon, will celebrate his 52nd anniversary in the furniture business. More...

Local Sports

Eagles roll to 75-51 victory over Alfred

Juniata Holiday Tournament:

The Juniata College women’s basketball team shook off the effects of Christmas break as the Eagles played Alfred in the first round of the 10th annual Juniata Holiday Tournament. More...

Mount Union pins Warriors 51-18

High School Wrestling:

Mount Union finished up 2015 with a solid outing at Everett Wednesday. Six falls helped the Trojans to a 51-18 win over the Warriors.  “Everett is a pretty solid team,” Mount Union head coach Corey Wertz remarked. More...

Oliver wins third title

Glorioso and Wagner second

The Huntingdon wrestling team walked in the gym at the Conestoga Valley Tournament knowing it would leave at the end of the day with seven place winners. The period in between was to determine just what places they would be.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Darlene Coca of Mount Union shared this undated photo of women belonging to the Salvation Army — Mount Union Home League. More...

What others are saying

Enstrictly speaking, 2016 could be a trailrazer

My 9-year-old daughter hunkers down for hours with the Warriors books. She’s on her fifth run through the dozens of tomes in this series that our local libraries keep handy about clans of cats who want nothing to do with people. More...

Op-Ed

Christmas in reverse

Bill: The Congress that is in session in Washington has a majority of Republicans in it. I started this Op-Ed by telling you that, because you might not be able to tell that from the budget bill that was just passed. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Farm Show history chronicled in book

The much anticipated Pennsylvania 100th Farm Show Book, which was unveiled in August during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, will be available during the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Fish nachos, chocolate-covered bacon new at Farm Show food court

PennAg Industries and the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council will team up for the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show Jan. 9-16 to captivate food court visitors with fun, new, delicious specialties and a contest to choose the best pork BBQ sauce. More...

Warriors Mark 4-H

The Warriors Mark 4-H Club had a Christmas party Dec. 17 at B&D Acres in Warriors Mark Township.  Members enjoyed a gift exchange. Each member had to bring in a girl or boy gift. The club provided food and drinks.  More...

Doctor K

Use the right pillow to protect your neck

DEAR DOCTOR K: I tend to have a lot of neck pain. More...

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