August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Customers react to loss of bank

With the closing of First National Bank in Alexandria slated to take place in November, there will be a void for borough residents who used the bank.  Sam Miller, mayor of Alexandria Borough, said the loss of a business is disappointing.  More...

Historic Huntingdon barber shop ends run

Dunlap’s Barber Shop, Huntingdon, reached the end of its 119-year lifespan earlier this month, but it also marks a new beginning. More...

Local News

Officer to continue serving HASD

The Huntingdon Borough Police Department will continue to provide a school resource officer (SRO) for the Huntingdon Area School District after the district’s board of education unanimously approved a one-year agreement between the district and More...

Area briefs

Congressman announces Huntingdon office hours   More...

Boating season reported as average

Boating season is drawing to a close as the summer fades, but it’s been an average year for those enforcing safety on local waterways.  State Fish and Boat Commission Waterways Conservation Officer Anthony Quarracino said boating under the More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 25   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 

McSorley earns starting QB job at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, (AP) — Trace McSorl=ey will start at quarterback for Penn State when the Nittany Lions open against Kent State on Sept. More...

Turner’s 24th homer gives Dodgers 1-0 win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Hill pitched six dominant innings in his first start with Los Angeles and Justin Turner hit his 24th homer, lifting the Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Wednesday night. More...

Endwell outscores Bowling Green

Little League World Series:

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — Jude Abbadessa was 5 for 5 with six RBIs to lead Endwell, New York past Bowling Green, Kentucky 13-10 on Wednesday night for a place in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Income equality  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Around the State

Consider higher standards for future school teachers, Aug. More...

Demographic dilemma

Op-Ed

Charlie: On Monday, Aug. More...

School News

Huntingdon woman graduates from Penn State

Kaby-Ann Speck graduated in May 2016 from the Main Campus of Penn State University with a bachelor of science degree in special education along with a master’s degree in education in curriculum and instruction. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Divorce after a long marriage

Dear Annie: I am a 70-year-old man with two adult sons. My wife and I divorced eight years ago after 30 years together. It was simply a case of two people having grown apart over the years and seeking different things in life. More...

Fit teens, young adults have reduced diabetes risk

DEAR DOCTOR K: My teenage son doesn’t like sports or exercise. Diabetes runs in our family. You say exercise protects against diabetes and is valuable even in young adults. More...

Special Sections

USDA to buy surplus cheese

“Government cheese” was a nickname for a program enacted over 30 years ago to alleviate dairy market surpluses while simultaneously helping those in need. More...

Map shows offenders sent to SCIs

The state Department of Corrections has released an interactive map showing the number of inmates committed from and released to each county.  The map provides three years worth of statistics.  More...

County receives funds for emergency shelter

Huntingdon County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).  More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Cyber-charter founder pleads guilty to tax fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax fraud, acknowledging he siphoned more than $8 million from The Pennsylvania Cyber C More...

World  Free Access 

Corporal punishment in school still on books in 19 states

Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal’s office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher, of Dexter, Georgia, paid for ignoring warnings about falling behind in her school work.  Rules are rules, said her mother, Kimberly Zacher, so More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Valley Rural Electric office moving to Fairgrounds Road

75 Years Ago  The Mount Union public schools will open Sept. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Huntingdon (0-0) at Mount Union (0-0), 7 p.m.  More...

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Huntingdon (0-0) at Mount Union (0-0), 7 p.m.  Preseason Review: Things went well during that first week of practice,” said first-year Trojan coach David Smith. More...

Southern Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Claysburg-Kimmel (0-0) at So. Huntingdon (0-0), 7 p.m.  More...

People/Pastimes

Fort Shirley Lions elect new officers

The Fort Shirley Lions of Shirleysburg elected their officers for the 2016-2017 year.  Officers include Ricci Ritter, president; Mark Price Sr., vice president; Marian Goshorn, secretary; Heather and Cody Frehn, treasurers; David Gardner, financ More...

Celebrating everyday moments

Finding time to celebrate family moments is always sweeter with a delicious ice cream dessert.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Buyers support dairy scholarship

A number of individuals supported the Huntingdon County Dairy Scholarship by donating and bidding on items during the Junior Livestock Sale at the Huntingdon County Fair Aug. 12. More...

Include dairy in school lunches

Summer is winding down and the cool fall months are creeping upon us quickly. More...

Dairy royalty promotes industry at county fair

From Aug. 7-13, the Huntingdon County Dairy Promotion team worked hard to promote the dairy industry at the Huntingdon County Fair. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Gemini if born before 11:06 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 26, 2016:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM BRISTOL

1. Chevy can win   Since 2008, Chevrolet has only four wins at Bristol, and one of those drivers, Jeff Burton, was up in the TV booth calling the race last week. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Any NASCAR future for rosin? Or is it resin?   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves

Is Harvick back near top of your championship odds board? GODSPEAK: Not showing the dominance of 2014-15, so he’s off the list for now. Ask me in three weeks. KEN’S CALL: He never left.  More...

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