October 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Retired educator raises dyslexia awareness

Dyslexia is an often misunderstood disorder, but promoters of Dyslexia Awareness Month, like Cheryl Barnes of Mount Union, are working to create greater understanding.  Barnes, who retired from teaching in the Southern Huntingdon County School More...

Local News

Police Log

Mailboxes damaged   SHIRLEY TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report several mailboxes were damaged on the 14000 block of Extract Road between 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and 9 a.m. Oct. 23. More...

Saxton Community Library

We are trying to digitize our yearbook collection and we are missing some yearbooks. We are asking the public for some assistance. More...

2016 Huntingdon Area Halloween Parade

Huntingdon County Toys for Tots was spreading the Christmas spirit in the Huntingdon Area Halloween Parade Monday night. They picked up a prize for second-place float. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County commissioners consider buying Elks lodge

75 Years Ago  Welfare Secretary E. Arthur Sweeny said he would relay to Gov. Arthur H. James the request of Major Henry C. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats host Hollidaysburg in semifinals

6-AAA Soccer:

Huntingdon soccer teams will enter the District 6-AAA playoffs with a doubleheader at Detwiler Field Wednesday.  Both the boys and girls’ squads are seeded second and both are in a field of only four teams. More...

Hornets run in invitational at Altoona

Cross Country:

The Juniata Valley cross country team was in Altoona Monday for the annual Blair/ Huntingdon County Cross Country Invitational.  This was a non-scoring, fun run to help bridge the gap between the end of the regular season and this Saturday&rsquo More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Turkey Taking Time

Locally, the turkey season will begin this Saturday, Oct. 29, and will continue through Nov.12. Turkeys will then return in season Thanksgiving Day, Nov.24 for a three day season ending Nov.26. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

I know where my vote is going  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

What others are saying

Trump’s most dangerous lie

Donald Trump has made many false statements during this campaign. More...

Political Cartoon

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Chatter Box

Shifting months, shifting seasons

Sometimes we see little changes from one month to the other. For example, June to July — it’s still summer, kids are still out of school. To me, October to November is not one of those changes.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Hiring process starts for HCBI

Nearly three months after it parted ways with its director, Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) board members heard an update on the future of the position Monday.  More...

Residents concerned over CAFO swine farm plan

Residents are showing concern about a proposed Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) swine farm bordering Huntingdon County.  The farm will be located on Hemlock Lane, off Route 22, in Catharine Township, Blair County, just over the Morr More...

Emcee remembered in Halloween parade

Mount Union’s Halloween parade will roll out this year to honor the memory of the event’s longtime emcee who passed away a month prior to the much-anticipated seasonal event.  More...

State  Free Access 

Ex-Pennsylvania attorney general out on bail amid appeal

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Democrat Kathleen Kane burst onto the political scene in Pennsylvania with an enviable array of assets: glamour, charisma and a campaign war chest from her husband’s fortune that topped $2 million for her 2012 run for st More...

World  Free Access 

Dogs sniff out fecal pollution

FAIR HAVEN, N.J. More...

One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with smoking

CHICAGO (AP) — Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 25   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Broncos give Osweiler rude welcome back

DENVER (AP) — Brock Osweiler took one last dig at Denver’s fans after Houston’s 27-9 loss to the Broncos. He figured they would “be a little bit louder with the boos.”  More...

NBA season could be like no other in history

The story lines are as long as a Stephen Curry 3-pointer.  More...

Canadiens down Flyers for fourth straight win

MONTREAL (AP) — Michel Therrien liked what he saw from the Montreal Canadiens’ power play. More...

People/Pastimes

Captain Jack Lions Club

Members of the Captain Jack Lions Club, Mill Creek, welcomed new members and held a new member orientation during their Oct. 13 meeting. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Gage Daniel Reeder, who turns 8 years old today, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. His proud parents are Danny and Chanda Reeder of Mount Union. More...

Births

Matthew and Christina Kyler of Mount Union are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Mae Kyler, Oct. 17, 2016, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Healthy Living

Health plan hit by double-digit premium hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. More...

Pediatricians: Babies should sleep in same room as parents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents’ bedroom at night for six months to a year to reduce the risk of sleep-related death.  More...

Water: source of life and…exercise!

Why is water so important for me? How can I tell if I’m dehydrated? There are so many important questions which have to be considered when exercising. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Keep politics out of it

Dear Annie: I live in a town where the majority of people share one political viewpoint. I am in the minority on the other side. I have lived here for 50 years, have built my life here and love it here most of the time.  More...

Doctor K

Abnormal test results not always cause for worry

DEAR DOCTOR K: Last week I received the results of some recent blood work. A few of my values fell just outside the normal range. My doctor says it’s fine, but I’m still worried. Do I need to be?  More...

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