February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

MU councilman sworn into office

Mount Union Borough Council welcomed its newest member, heard project updates and discussed financial reporting with fire company members during Wednesday night’s monthly meeting.  More...

School leaders respond to exams’ hiatus

For the last two years, school districts in the county have been working on getting students prepared for graduation as they take the Keystone Exams.  But, as of Wednesday, those exams are on “hiatus” after Gov. More...

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Local News

Wood Township tax collector resigns

The Wood Township Supervisors reviewed a letter of resignation from township tax collector Jennifer Neuder during the municipality’s regular monthly meeting in Robertsdale Wednesday night.  In attendance were supervisors Bill Black, Tom Lo More...

Defendants appear in central court

A number of defendants appeared in the Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  Waivers  Those who waived their preliminary hearings and will have their cases moved to a higher court include:  More...

Orbisonia council discusses zoning

Orbisonia Borough Council held its monthly meeting Wednesday evening and discussed increasing the appeals fee for the zoning hearing board.  The current fee for a zoning appeal is $350. More...

World  Free Access 

Plants fend off cold, to a point

Since they can’t don gloves and a scarf or shiver to keep warm, it’s a wonder that trees, vines and shrubs don’t freeze to death in winter.  Sometimes, of course, they do. More...

Climate change and pets:

More fleas, more heartworm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Climate change doesn’t just affect habitats for wildlife. More...

Report: It’s ethical to test embryos from DNA of three people

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s ethical to test a provocative new fertility technique that would prevent mothers from passing on rare but devastating diseases by creating embryos from the DNA of three people — dad, mom and an egg donor &mdas More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Wideman suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL barred Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games on Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman last week, the second-longest suspension in NHL history for abusing an official.  Wideman was suspended for violati More...

Villanova rolls; Iowa tops Penn State

Men’s Basketball:

VILLANOVA (AP) — Kris Jenkins scored 22 points, Jalen Brunson had 16 and No. 3 Villanova rolled past Creighton 83-58 on Wednesday night.  More...

Super Bowl Notebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team is in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Braxton Vincent Stains who turns 7 years old today, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Braxton’s very proud parents are Emily Vincent and Stephen Stains of Mount Union. More...

RSVP station: Meals on Wheels of Huntingdon

For individuals considering becoming a volunteer with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Meals on Wheels of Huntingdon offers individuals a variety of positions and opportunities to help community members. More...

JVHS student to attend conference

Justiss Reihart, a student at Juniata Valley High School, has been selected to represent Alexandria as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2016 Washington Journalism and Media Conference Sunday, July 10, through Friday, July 15, at George Mason Uni More...

School News

Local man named to Millersville University dean’s list

Andrew Black of Broad Top has been named to Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 5, 2016:  More...

Preserving county history

Juniata College intern organizes courthouse archives

Within the basement of the Huntingdon County Courthouse is a repository filled with the history of the county, which after years of neglect, has been the subject of extensive preservation efforts.  More...

Rain caused minor flooding in county

The rain that fell in Huntingdon County Wednesday caused minor flooding of small creeks and streams, prompting early dismissal at two area school districts and closure of a road in Miller Township.  Southern Huntingdon County and Mount Union Are More...

Oneida Twp. leaders OK cutting QRS unit

Representatives from Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue paid a visit to the Oneida Township Supervisors during their monthly meeting Wednesday, asking permission to eliminate the Quick Response Service (QRS) unit from the fire company’s Dist More...

State  Free Access 

Feds ‘working on arrests’ in spate of Pennsylvania overdoses

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Investigators were working on arrests linked to roughly 30 nonfatal heroin overdoses in recent days as federal and local law enforcement teamed up in hopes of getting ahead of western Pennsylvania’s growing heroin epidem More...

Lawyers want suit backed by Turkey tossed

Attorneys for a reclusive Muslim cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania asked a federal judge late Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit that claims he orchestrated human rights abuses in his native Turkey, denouncing it as “pure political theater&rdq More...

Democratic candidates throw elbows in AG race

HARRISBURG (AP) — The race for Pennsylvania attorney general is becoming very heated between two leading Democrats seeking to replace Attorney General Kathleen Kane, set off by former Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Senator kicks off re-election campaign

75 Years Ago  Carl Bishop, 11, Petersburg, is a patient in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital suffering from injuries sustained when he was struck by an automobile in Petersburg. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 4 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...

Local Sports

Crusaders hold off Eagles to win 74-71

Juniata Men’s Basketball:

A three-point play by visiting Susquehanna put the Crusaders ahead by three points with just over six seconds left to play as SU held on to a 74-71 win over Juniata on Wednesday night at Memorial Gymnasium. More...

Trojans pin Knights 57-16

District 6-AA Dual Tournament:

Wrestling’s postseason is underway and Mount Union looked toward its first goal of advancing through the District 6-AA team duals Wednesday. More...

Games postponed

Early dismissals at both Mount Union and Southern Huntingdon forced the postponements of sporting events Wednesday evening. The Trojan girls’ basketball games at Fannett-Metal have been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 10. with the same 4 p.m. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Judy Shade of Huntingdon shared an undated photo of Kiwanis Club members in Huntingdon. Members of the club included T.P. Read, C.C. Johnson, F.L. Myers, J.C. Morgan, J.L. Blackford, C. More...

Readers respond to Old-Time Photos

Following the publication of two recent Old-Time Photos, readers contacted The Daily News with additional information.  Max Booher, 82, Mount Union, had more information on the Jan. More...

We still need Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson was born in Virginia 10 years after the fall of the Confederacy. Working as a sharecropper and a miner, he rarely had time to attend school until the age of 20.  But he sure made up for lost time. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Blue Juniata FFA members prepare for annual consignment auction

Blue Juniata FFA Chapter will hold its fourth annual consignment auction Saturday, March 19, at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds.  Last year’s auction was a great fundraiser for the chapter. More...

Time for frostseeding clovers is here

Frostseeding is a technique that can be used to establish red and yellow clovers. The management and benefits of using clovers in the rotation are described.  More...

4-H Club News

Southern Pride   The Southern Pride 4-H Club held its most recent meeting Jan. 14 at the Orbisonia Lions Club building.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

It’s OK to be frank, in a lighthearted way

Dear Annie: I live in the same town as two friends from high school. One of these friends married right out of high school and starting having children. More...

Doctor K

Healthy lifestyle changes will combat prediabetes

DEAR DOCTOR K: After years of normal blood sugar levels, I’m suddenly in the prediabetes range. Am I on an irreversible path to Type 2 (adultonset) diabetes?  More...

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