December 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Top 10 stories as selected by TDN staff

No. 1 Presidential election   The 2016 presidential election was one that brought first-time voters of all ages out the polls. Nearly 67 percent of the county’s registered voters went to the polls Nov. More...

First baby celebrates year with milestones

The first year of a child’s life seems to go by in a blink of an eye for so many, and that’s definitely been the case for the family of the 2016 New Year’s Baby.  George Hilton Corrie III was born at 8:52 a.m. Jan. More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Skylar Sheldon Heaster  Date of Birth: Aug. More...

Drones: A gift of responsibility

The images were stunning; at times even dramatic.  More...

Saxton Library

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and has a happy New Year! The Saxton Community Library Board of Directors meets every second Tuesday of every other month. The meeting dates for this year are as follows: Jan. More...

Local Sports

Conestoga Valley Holiday Wrestling Tournament:

Oliver: tourney’s first four-time champ

Senior Jacob Oliver (170) became the first wrestler in the 16-year history of the Conestoga Valley Holiday tournament to win four titles. Oliver led Huntingdon wrestlers to their second straight fourthplace finish in he 26-team field. More...

Women’s Basketball:

Eagles win tough fight with Bulldogs

In a game that saw a dozen ties and 14 lead changes, the Juniata women’s basketball team again found a way at the end to come out ahead. More...

Men’s Basketball:

JC rebounds to top St. Joseph’s 65-54

Juniata used an 18-4 run in the second half to pull away as it defeated St. Joseph’s of Brooklyn 65-54 in the consolation game of the Al Senavitis Memorial Tournament hosted by DeSales University Friday evening. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday to Matthew Gutshall who turned eight years old Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Matthew is the son of Justin and Julie Gutshall of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ryver Andrew Witherington, who turns 3 years old today, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. His proud parents are George and Karen (Hinchee) Witherington of Maryland. Ryver is the grandson of George Sr.  More...

Celebrate birthdays in a unique way

Each year that passes is another opportunity to celebrate a birthday. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. More...

Breaking News - 12/31/2016 6:22 PM

UPDATE: State trooper killed in line of duty; suspected shooter dead

By APRIL FEAGLEY Daily News Staff Writer More...

The Daily News bids farewell to 2016

Today is the final day of 2016 and this is the final edition of The Daily News until the first of 2017, Tuesday, Jan. 3. Today’s edition is one of tradition that looks back over the past 12 months and jogs the memories, good and bad. More...

Residents reflect on top news stories

From the presidential election to proposed development locally, 2016 has been quite a year of headlines, whether it’s locally, across the state, nationally or around the world.  The Daily News reached out to area residents to see what stor More...

No paper Monday

The Daily News will not publish a paper Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, and the office will be closed in observance of the New Year’s holiday. However, the Opinion Line will be open during regular hours from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday evening.   More...

General News

Carbonated water better for teeth than soda

Dear Doctor: We’re finally winning the battle against sugary soft drinks in our home, but a family friend insists that the sparkling water our kids are drinking instead is bad for their bones and teeth. Is this really true? More...

News of Yesteryear

MUAHS students ‘adopt’ families

75 years ago  Members of Huntingdon County’s two tire rationing boards have been appointed by the countywide commodity rationing board. More...

Couple together 17 years to marry at Rose Parade

IRWINDALE, Calif. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 31   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bowl Roundup:

Cardinal holds off Tar Heels 25-23

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Bryce Love took over for the absent Christian McCaffrey in the Stanford backfield, running for 119 yards and catching a 49-yard touchdown pass to help the No. More...

Steelers will rest stars, Browns seek momentum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — All things being equal, Le’Veon Bell would rather not take a weekend off. The way the Pittsburgh Steelers running back figures it, he’s already spent enough time in sweatpants instead of his familiar No. More...

Cubs’ series win voted top story

CHICAGO (AP) — Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. More...

Religion News

Scholars fret about fate of ‘holy grail’

ALTOMUENSTER, Germany (AP) — It was filthy, cramped and in major disarray, but when art historian Eva Lindqvist Sandgren entered the library in Altomuenster Abbey, off-limits to all but the German monastery’s nuns for more than five centu More...

Uganda’s tiny Jewish group opens synagogue

MBALE, Uganda (AP) — Seth Yonadav swaggered along a dirt path in rural Uganda, pointing toward the new synagogue where young men wearing yarmulkes lingered.  Up on a hill the synagogue stood like a crown jewel, surrounded by schools and a More...

King’s pilgrimage to ‘Gandhi’s land’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Montgomery bus boycott of 1955, one of the defining moments in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s budding civil rights leadership, was spiritually shepherded by the late Mahatma Gandhi of India.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Dry hair   Here’s a simple, inexpensive solution to dry winter hair. Buy a metal pet comb and use it to comb your hair. It’ll remove the static charge in your hair, making it look healthier all winter. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Neighbor hits last nerve

Dear Annie: I’m fed up with my neighbors across the street. They are a family of four — with two kids who are about 4 and 6 years old. The mom is really the one who’s bothering me. More...

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