January 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Computers made available through program  Free Access 

Beginning next year, every student at Juniata Valley High School will have access to a Chromebook to take home for use. More...

Local News

Hearings waived, continued in central court

All defendants in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday waived or continued their hearings.  Waivers  Those who waived hearings included:  More...

SHCHS principal proposes changes to school day

Southern Huntingdon County Middle/High School principal MichaelAdamekapproached the district’s board of directors at its meeting Tuesday to discuss a proposal to change the district’s bell schedule and graduation requirements.  More...

Fatal fire ruled accidental

Almost a year from the day of a fatal fire that killed a Mount Union man, officials have determined the blaze to be accidental.  Ronald “Ronnie” R. Beaston, 44, died in the fire at 106-108 W. Vandevender St. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Captain elected to lead Huntingdon Fire Police

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania’s 28th annual Farm Show opened its doors in Harrisburg on the greatest list of entries in its history.  The Supreme Court in Washington ruled that the registration of aliens is the concern of the federal gov More...

Local Sports

Tussey Mountain tops Southern 62-49

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Clearfield 92 Huntingdon 48   Clearfield showed up in Huntingdon Wednesday and demonstrated just how good a team they are. The Bisons bombed away with 15 threepointers en route a 92-48 trampling of the Bearcats.  More...

Juniata pulls away to beat Catholic

Men’s Basketball:

The Juniata men’s basketball team hung with visiting Catholic through the first half of last evening’s Landmark Conference clash. More...

Cardinals start strong to down Juniata 85-65

Women’s Basketball:

Despite outscoring the Cardinals 18-15 in the fourth quarter, the Juniata women’s basketball team was defeated by Catholic 85-65 Wednesday night.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Decency, respect and compassion  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Old-Time Photo

Bill High of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, shared an undated photo of one of Huntingdon’s Little League teams. High said a number of the members later became wellknown Huntingdon athletes. More...

Op-Ed

Return of the clowns

Just when we all thought politics could not dip lower, we can be delighted with the return of one of America’s most endearing boobs, Sarah Palin. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

EPA: Pesticide harms bees in some cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found.  More...

4-H Club News

Alexandria Junior Rifle   The Alexandria 4-H Junior Rifle Club members shared their scores for the first and second weeks of the season.  On Jan. 6, individual scores were as follows: Ryan Bennett, 351-7x; and Trey Bennett, 313-7x.  More...

Trough Creek officers

Trough Creek Community 4-H Club recently elected officers. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 22, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Storm expected to hit area

Forecasts predict 3-6 inches, but storm path may change

As of press time today, forecasters are reporting an upcoming snowstorm could bring as much as 3-6 inches of snow to the county Friday into Saturday.  The accumulation is part of a snowstorm poised to hit the Northeast, but the exact storm trac More...

Transportation concerns expressed

Members of the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission (SAP&DC) were on hand Wednesday afternoon to gather information from senior residents of Taylor Apartments in Mount Union about their transportation needs and to see how th More...

COG leaders retained during reorganization

The Huntingdon County Council of Governments (COG) held its reorganization meeting Wednesday night during a bimonthly meeting at the Oneida Township Municipal Building.  More...

State  Free Access 

Board argues AG Kane’s law license should remain suspended

HARRISBURG (AP) — The state office that investigates misconduct by lawyers argued Wednesday that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waited too long to object to Justice Michael Eakin’s participation with four other justices in su More...

Newspaper names two court justices who got bawdy emails

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two current state Supreme Court justices are among the government officials who received objectionable content by email and are the latest to be linked to a scandal that has roiled the state’s legal and law enforcement More...

State on track to delay high school graduation exams

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania is moving to impose a two-year delay on the use of exams as a high school graduation requirement, after a wave of criticism from educators and advocates for poorer communities that the requirement was unfair, unwi More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 21 Soup Kitchen The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Paris Olympic backers get sponsorship

PARIS (AP) — Leaders of the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics secureda2millioneuros ($2.2 million) sponsorship deal Thursday with the operator of France’s national lottery.  More...

Kevin Love leads Cavs to win over Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Love had 17 points and 18 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from their embarrassing performance against Golden State with a 91-78 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.  LeBron James also More...

Tar Heels beat Wake Forest 83-68

Men’s Basketball:

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Brice Johnson had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 North Carolina beat Wake Forest 83-68 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win.  More...

People/Pastimes

Local woman pens devotional for young adults

Watching children leave the nest is hard for many parents, but a Huntingdon woman has penned a book meant to equip them and ground them in God’s word when they do.  Kim Chesney Negri’s recently published, “Remember What I Told More...

Births

Edward Gross and Payton Watkins of Duncansville are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Adaline Gross, at 2:51 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. More...

Westminster Woods celebrates National Popcorn Day

Social worker Kyle Cusick and administrative supervisor Karen Launtz worked on distributing popcorn to residents of The Oaks for National Popcorn Day Jan. 19. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Milkmaid weighs in on ‘12 days’ cost

Dear Annie: I am a healthy, active, 68-year-old divorced man, still employed and productive. About a year ago, I met “Caroline,” a pleasant, generous, compatible woman, and have since enjoyed her company on a regular basis. More...

Doctor K

Health benefits of organic foods unproven

DEAR DOCTOR K: Many of my friends buy only organic foods. But are they really healthier than non-organic?  DEAR READER: Organic crops are grown without most synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. More...

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast