February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Punxsutawney Phil predicts more winter

The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent has “predicted” six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Thursday.  More...

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Local News

Trough Creek volunteers reflect on 2016

The Trough Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Co. answered a total of 89 calls during 2016. Its medical Quick Response Service (QRS) unit answered a total of 108 calls during the same period.  More...

Fiber arts exhibit to begin Friday

To commemorate Fiber Arts Month, the Art Space will open an exhibit Friday, Feb. 3, that will feature local fiber artists.  The exhibit, titled “Local Fiber,” will feature fiber artists from Huntingdon County and beyond. More...

Oneida leaders listen to COG update

Oneida Township chairman John Skipper gave an update to his fellow supervisors during their monthly meeting Wednesday night from the most recent Huntingdon County Council of Governments (COG) meeting.  The first update he gave was in regards to More...

General News

Reports of children with polio-like illness cause concern

Dear Doctor: I’ve been reading about a new illness that’s a lot like polio and is making children in parts of the country very sick. What is it, and should my family and I be worried?  More...

News of Yesteryear

Groundhogs predict remaining weeks of winter

75 Years Ago  True to his promise to dispense with his usual longweather forecast so as to withhold valuable information from the enemy, the famous groundhog of Gobbler’s Knob failed to show up at his casting a block away.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Indiana needs three OT periods to win

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. More...

Larry Fitzgerald will be back

TEMPE, Ariz. More...

Women’s Basketball:

UConn wins 96th straight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Napheesa Collier had 25 points and 10 rebounds to help UConn to its 96th consecutive win with a 97-69 victory over Temple on Wednesday night.  More...

Editorial

Around the State

PA needs drug treatment, saner sentencing laws, Jan. 29   More...

Letter to the Editor

Facts over emotion, please  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   about Juniata’s values. Some facts on refugees, for everyone to understand. Facts over emotion, please.  More...

Op-Ed

Closing gates to the United States will affect US reputation, economy

Sixty years ago this month, my father arrived in the U.S. He fled his village in Hungary in October 1956 to flee what was to become a country ruled by communism for the next 40 years. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Spring Farms Livestock

The Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club held its first meeting of the new year Jan. 11.  More...

Dairy princess shares message with preschool students

State Alternate Dairy Princess Katie Anderson visited the Little Jewels Academy in Orbisonia Jan. 23. More...

Marklesburg club officers elected

The Marklesburg 4-H Club held its first meeting of the year Jan. 22. Members elected officers for the 2016-2017 year. More...

Special Sections

Leaders wary of tax reform

Local school districts are keeping a close and wary eye on state legislators for a piece of legislation that may pass into law. More...

Remembering local groundhog ‘Raystown Randy’

As Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow with the first rays of sunlight this morning to accolades and festivity, a few local folks may remember his central Pennsylvania cousin, Raystown Randy.  More...

Mount Union leaders vote on market plans

Mount Union Borough Council heard from guests during its monthly meeting Wednesday.  Visitors from the Blueprint Communities Project and the potential Mount Union Farmers’ Market (MUFM) addressed council members in attendance to provide an More...

Area homeless count results made official

The Bedford office of the Center for Community Action (CCA) received the official results Wednesday from last week’s homeless count, a nationwide initiative to get as accurate a census on homelessness in America as possible.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pittsburgh schools close over insufficient water issue

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Insufficient chlorine in Pittsburgh’s public water supply led to the closure Wednesday of nearly two dozen grade schools and a boil-water advisory in neighborhoods that include the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie M More...

State senate revives bill on child sex abuse prosecution

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday revived legislation to lift time limits on when some perpetrators of child sexual abuse can be sued by their victims and prosecuted by authorities, although a major disagreement with the Ho More...

Judge sets March trial for PSU ex-administrators

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State’s former president and two other ex-administrators learned Wednesday they will go to trial next month, nearly six years after the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal first became public.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 2   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

District 6-AA Dual Tournament:

Huntingdon routs Westmont 68-6

Huntingdon’s wrestlers were aggressive from the start and just didn’t give ninthseeded Westmont a break in their District 6-AA Dual Tournament quarterfinal match Wednesday evening. More...

JC announces 2017 Hall of Fame Class

The Juniata College Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017 has been announced with four athletes being inducted on April 9. The induction ceremony will be held in the Ballroom in Ellis Hall on the Juniata campus starting at 1:00 p.m.  More...

Trojans fall short against Hilltoppers

The situation hasn’t changed since the beginning of the season. More time than not, Mount Union’s wrestlers have been able to overcome giving away five forfeits every match. More...

People/Pastimes

Five generations of family

Five generations of family members gathered recently including, Shirley Brown, seated, right, and Brown’s granddaughter, Lisa Clark, seated, left, and, standing, from the left, her great-great- More...

State College Choral Society to perform Brahms

For 68 years, the State College Choral Society has performed high-quality choral music for the Centre region and its 2016-2017 concert season continues to delight audiences around the area.  More...

Scouts take part in Klondike Derby

Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America held its 46th annual Klondike Derby Jan. More...

School News

HAHS grad named to honor roll

Bryant Weller of James Creek is one of 126 Lebanon Valley College student-athletes named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s (MAC) fall academic honor roll.  Weller, a graduate of Huntingdon Area High School, is a member of the football te More...

James Creek woman named to fall dean’s list

Beth Riley of James Creek has been named to Alvernia University’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Take back conversational reins

Dear Annie: My wife and I just visited good friends we’ve known for over 40 years. The hostess talked from “good morning” to “good night.” What a performance! More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 3, 2017:  More...

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