April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders approve refinancing debt

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a resolution at their weekly meeting Wednesday that will allow Juniata College to refinance and seek an additional bond to help fund capital projects.  The weekly meeting was postponed a day due to T More...

Mayfest expected to draw large crowd

The 12th annual Mayfest celebration will once again welcome spring to Huntingdon Borough from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30.  More...

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Area brief

Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Co. to hold princess/queen pageant   MARKLESBURG — The Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Co. will host a pageant to select this year’s fire queen and fire princess at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the fire hall.  More...

March was year’s driest month yet

March was the driest month of the year so far, according to rainfall totals from the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency.  According to the EMA, Huntingdon County received 1.31 inches of rain during the month.  More...

Superior Court upholds local man’s sentence

The state Superior Court has upheld the sentence of a Mapleton man convicted in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas in July 2015.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Work slated to begin on Crawford Apartments

75 Years Ago  A new schedule of passenger train service on the Middle Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad will come effective soon, it was announced by PRR officials.  More...

Local Sports

Both Rocket teams split; Hornet girls get a win

High School Track & Field:

So. Huntingdon, Mount Union at Bellwood  More...

PS-Harrisburg holds off Eagles 15-11

College Baseball:

The Juniata baseball team put up 10 runs in the top of the eighth to rally back into the game against Penn State–Harrisburg Wednesday, but the Lions came out on top 15-11.  More...

Four Eagles inducted into Honor Society

Four members of the Juniata football team earned membership to the National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Nancy and Mike MacNamara of Todd Township shared this photo of the Huntingdon High School Class of 1894, including classmates, front row, from the left, John Graffius, Kate T. More...

Around the State

Let’s clear the air in Pa. More...

Our Readers Write

Confederate flag was not part of that heritage  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Residents warned of new invasive threat

An invasive pest new to the United States was discovered for the first time on a farm in Lancaster County and has been found to have spread to at least four other counties, according to officials at the state Department of Agriculture.  More...

MUAHS student to run for dairy princess

Hello! My name is Katrina Bliss, and I am very excited to be running for Huntingdon County Dairy Princess! More...

Tropical houseplants need a little coddling

A winter trip to the “Isle of Enchantment,” Puerto Rico, left me feeling sorry for many of my houseplants back home.  The effects of steam-bath conditions there were dramatic. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Capricorn until 4:47 a.m., when the Moon enters the sign Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 29, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Program funds put in reserve

Securing funding for the Science in Motion (SiM) program has always been a challenge, but like déjà vu, the monies designated in the state’s 2015-2016 budget have been placed in budgetary reserve.  More...

Construction projects highlighted

Representatives of PennDOT Engineering District 9 hosted a public meeting at the National Guard Readiness Center in Smithfield Township Wednesday morning to discuss proposed projects for the 2016 construction season.  A small crowd of state and More...

Comcast Cares Day to be held Saturday

For the past 15 years, employees from Comcast and their families have teamed up with Huntingdon Community Center and volunteers throughout the community for the annual Comcast Cares Day.  That tradition will continue when volunteers meet at Detw More...

State  Free Access 

Three Franciscan friars ordered to stand trial in sex abuse case

HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — Three Franciscan friars must stand trial on charges linked to their role in supervising a religious brother accused of molesting more than 100 children, nearly all of them at one Pennsylvania high school, a judge ruled Wedn More...

Trial ordered in death of 17-month-old girl

EASTON (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man who told police a toddler in his care choked on a hot dog has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he killed her by fracturing her skull.  Northampton County District Judge Robert Hawke on W More...

World  Free Access 

Career education making a comeback in US high schools

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — There was an emergency in Room 14. Three girls injured, one with a broken thighbone and maybe something more serious. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 28   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Walker hits ninth homer as Mets’ win

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker hit his ninth home run, tying for the major league lead, Matt Harvey won his second straight start and the New York Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 Wednesday night to stretch their winning streak to six.  Walk More...

Goff and Wentz at ease heading into NFL draft

CHICAGO (AP) — Jared Goff lobbed a few balls to a couple of lucky kids and practiced his coverage skills. More...

It’s not just Crosby vs. Ovechkin

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Sidney Crosby vs. More...

People/Pastimes

Rotary Club bestows honor on local educator

A longtime local music educator was recognized — and surprised — Tuesday with the highest honor bestowed by the Huntingdon Rotary Club, the Paul Harris Fellow award.  More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY SEVENS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Andrew and Leah Solomon who turn 7 years old today, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Their proud parents are Jason and Crystal Solomon of Huntingdon. More...

Special Occasions

April 27, 2016   Happy birthday wishes go out to Caitlyn Bilger of Mount Union who celebrated her 4th birthday Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Happy birthday, Caitlyn!   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Know the signs of suicide

Dear Annie: Tragedy has struck our family. A cousin killed himself on Easter Sunday. I never thought my cousin would do this. He worked with troubled teens and their families. More...

Doctor K

Reversal of best practices is not uncommon in medicine

DEAR READERS: In yesterday’s column, I answered a reader’s question about why doctors seem to change their minds about the best treatments for medical problems. I said that we doctors keep changing our minds because we’re human. More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM TOYOTA OWNERS 400

1. Coach ’em up   Good thing Joe Gibbs has a strong, determined personality and unflinching faith. Twice this season, his drivers have used up their teammates to win races. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Why did you throw out your magnifying glass?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Lucky seven   More...

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