January 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders approve public defenders

During their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a change to the public defender contract for the new year.  While attorney Fred Gutshall will retain his position as the county’s chief public defender, atto More...

Task force members vote on new facility

The Homeless Task Force met15thWednesday morning at the street United Methodist Church in Huntingdon to hear reports from members who toured a second shelter facility south of the borough. More...

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Mount Union leaders work to resolve permit issue

Wednesday night’s Mount Union Borough Council meeting started by trying to resolve confusion with zoning and permitting issues presented by a Mount Union resident.  More...

Shirley suprvisors retain positions

The Shirley Township Supervisors met to reorganize Tuesday evening with little change to their lineup.  Supervisor Gary Frehn retained the position as chairman of the board for the upcoming year. More...

Police Log

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 4   Soup Kitchen o 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

Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans edge BEA for non-league win

The Mount Union boys’ basketball team returned to action Wednesday night in a non-league contest with Bald Eagle Area in Wingate. The Trojans got off to a great start in the first quarter, opening a comfortable lead. More...

High School Swimming:

Bearcats sweep at Marion Center

The Huntingdon boys’ swim team (5-0) not only won 10 of the 11 events during Wednesday evening’s meet at Marion Center, but it also swept the top three places in three events and earned the top two finishes in four other events as it pick More...

Central rallies to slip past Tussey 59-55

Tussey Mountain got off to a slow start at Central but soon found themselves in the game and fighting for a win. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  ‘Ground Zero’ at the VA, Jan. More...

Widespread support exists for investing in infrastructure

A sure winner for the incoming federal administration will be the development of a fiscally sound plan to rebuild and expand the nation’s infrastructure, including our energy infrastructure. More...

Letter to the Editor

Fall of a nation  Editor The Daily News  Dear Editor:   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Wood Valley Wranglers year-end winners recognized

The Wood Valley Wranglers Saddle Club would like to congratulate all of their 2016 year-end award winners.  In the Western Pleasure Division, winners were: Sue Mickey, Adult Western Grand Champion and Western Overall High Point winner; Lisa Smi More...

Recognizing an under appreciated topping

You know that little something that adds the finishing touch to a pie, cake, pudding or any other kind of dessert? It’s whipped cream of course!  Today, Thursday, Jan. 5, is the day that this under appreciated topping is recognized.  More...

There’s more to poinsettias than their showy leaves

Early winter is when poinsettias come into the limelight, showing off their colors in homes and shop windows. But a poinsettia is more than just seasonally flamboyant.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Everyone has a ‘stop snoring’ remedy

Dear Annie: I used to get by on six hours of sleep a night, but as I’ve gotten older, I really like to sleep for a full eight or nine hours every night. More...

Special Sections

Business leader dies at age 93

A Saltillo native and respected business leader of the coal mining industry in Huntingdon County passed away Wednesday evening.  Kenneth Crotsley, 93, most recently of Huntingdon, was the owner of the C.M. & W. Coal Co. Inc. More...

Police dispose of prescription drugs

Prescription and even overthe counter drugs can cause a lot of issues if they are not disposed of properly after expiration. More...

Boys vie for title of 2017 TDN First Baby

Two brand-new bundles of joy have been announced as candidates in The Daily News’ 2017 First Baby Contest.  More...

State  Free Access 

Census projections show Philly-to-Pittsburgh migration

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bred in the Philadelphia suburbs, Jake Sam crossed to the opposite end of the state to attend college, knowing little about this area but for the passion of Steelers Nation.  More...

General News

Gadget makers offer voice controls

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amazon doesn’t have an official presence at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas but its Alexa voice control software seems to be everywhere. More...

News of Yesteryear

Waterfall bank robbed at gunpoint

75 years ago  The state’s tire rationing machinery — patterned after the Selective Service system which won acclaim for its administration of the nation’s largest draft pool — began operations today in the state.  More...

Using your phone at bedtime interferes with sleep

Dear Doctor: I recently sent my mom an email at midnight, and ever since then she’s been after me to stop using my smartphone at bedtime. She insists that the light from the screen interferes with sleep patterns. Is that really true?  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Butler ends Villanova win streak with 66-58 upset

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kethan Savage scored five of his 13 points during a decisive seven-point run late to give No. 18 Butler a 66-58 victory over No. 1 Villanova on Wednesday night, ending the Wildcats’ 20-game winning streak.  More...

Men’s Basketball:

Michigan overcomes Penn State 72-69

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — D.J. Wilson slipped out in transition and waited for Derrick Walton to throw the pass.  “It was two on one. I was kind of behind the defense,” Wilson said. “I thought the ball was about to go in. More...

Butler leads Bulls over Cavs 106-94

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 10 straight points during a critical stretch in the fourth quarter, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 106-94 win Wednesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who had a less-than- 100 percent LeBron James and w More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Durance-Centi

Angela Centi of Canton, Michigan, and formerly of Three Springs and Orlando, Florida, and Erik Durance, also of Canton, Michigan, and formerly of Orlando, Florida, were united in marriage Sept. 9, 2016, at Lake Raystown Resort in Entriken. The Revs. More...

A recipe for better cooking skills

The ongoing popularity of food-focused television shows, websites and apps suggests the public’s desire to expand their food horizons and skills in the kitchen knows no bound.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Elsie Forshey of Huntingdon, who will celebrate her 90th birthday, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. 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. For best results, readers should refer to the dates following each sign. More...

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