February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

JVSB members to vote on sport

Members of the Juniata Valley School Board discussed the possibility of adding a junior high girls’ cross country team at the monthly school board meeting Wednesday night.  Athletic director Wesley Lyons said there are a handful of girls w More...

Grant funds block play parties at library

A new program at the Huntingdon County Library will provide preschoolers with the “building blocks” they’ll need to form vital STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills.  More...

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Local News

Senator discusses consequences of repealing ACA

U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. More...

Saxton fire, EMS calls increased in 2016

The Saxton Volunteer Fire Co. answered a total of 167 calls during 2016. Its ambulance division answered a total of 414 calls during the same period.  More...

No animals harmed in local ‘barn’ fire

Despite rumors of multiple animals being killed in a barn fire early Sunday morning in Hopewell Township, Marklesburg fire chief Marlin Hunsicker confirmed that hardly any animals at all were involved in the call at all.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County residents and workers not deterred by heavy snowfall

75 Years Ago  More...

Balancing exercises prevent falls

Dear Doctor: I’m just about to turn 60, which — from what I’ve read — is when balance begins to become an issue. What can I do to stay steady on my feet?  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gerrit Cole looks for greater success

BRADENTON, Fla. More...

Men’s Basketball:

North Carolina beats rival NC State 97-73

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Joel Berry II scored 18 points to help No. 10 North Carolina beat rival North Carolina State 97-73 on Wednesday night to stay alone in first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.  More...

Westbrook gets another triple-double for Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and had his 27th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 116-105 on Wednesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon Rotary Club

Members of the Huntingdon Rotary Club held an induction ceremony for a new member at their recent meeting. More...

Women’s March subject of AAUW panel discussion

“The Women’s March on Washington: What We Experienced and Where We Go from Here” will be featured as a panel discussion at the 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 17, 2017:  More...

Tax collectors discuss rules

This will be the first election in which Act 48, 2015, which establishes additional requirements for those wishing to seek the office of local tax collector, will apply, but it seems unlikely to have any impact locally.  More...

Task force members await decision

The Homeless Task Force heard a number of updates at its meeting Wednesday and is anticipating a final decision to use a permanent facility as a temporary shelter for the Out of the Cold Huntingdon County (OOTC-HC) project.  The church that offe More...

County Republicans to hold spring dinner

The Huntingdon County Republican Committee is planning its annual Lincoln Day Dinner Thursday, Feb. 23.  “This is a great opportunity for voters to personally meet and get to know the candidates,” said committee chairman C. More...

State  Free Access 

Immigrants to protest by staying home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers in cities across the U.S. More...

Police fee a fraction of local police costs

HARRISBURG (AP) — The fee Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf wants municipalities to start paying for fulltime state police coverage is a fraction of what other municipalities pay for their local police departments.  More...

Ex-officials seek appeal as criminal trial nears

HARRISBURG (AP) — Three former Penn State administrators facing child endangerment charges for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal have asked a judge for permission to pursue an appeal, barely a month before their scheduled More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 16   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 5-AA Tournament:

Tussey’s Robert Sloan seeded fourth

Tussey Mountain has just one wrestler seeded among the top five in his weight class according to preliminary pairings for the District 5-AA Tournament. For the second straight year, the tourney will take play at Pitt-Johnstown.  More...

District 5-AA Wrestling Pairings

Following are the preliminary pairings for the Disrict 5-AA Wrestling Tournament Satuday at Pitt-Johnstown. Listings are in order of brackets. More...

College Basketball:

Juniata teams sweep past Goucher

Lee leads men to 58-52 win   A 15-4 run to start the second half changed the complexion of Wednesday’s game with visiting Goucher for the Juniata men’s basketball team.  After the teams basically traded baskets through the first More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania  Wolf extends olive branch, Feb. 9   Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed $32.3 billion state budget offers a conciliatory acceptance of political reality.  More...

What others are saying

Republicans are governing like constituents don’t breathe air, don’t drink water

In case you were wondering what Republicans have planned for the environment, it’s now clear.  Some of the ideas aren’t new — like mining and logging our national forests. More...

Letter to the Editor

Endowment does well with little public money

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   The National Endowment for the Arts was founded to “nurture American creativity, to elevate the nation’s culture and to sustain and preserve the country’s many artistic traditions.” It More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Farmers follow standards to protect environment

When I was a young girl I had no clue how a dairy farm worked. I didn’t understand the concept of spreading manure or storing manure on a farm. More...

SHC FFA members attend Midwinter Convention

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter attended the Midwinter Convention at the state Farm Show Jan. 9. The group left for the event immediately after arriving to school that morning. More...

4-H Club News

Countywide Dairy Beef

The members of the Countywide Dairy Beef Community 4-H Club have been active this membership year.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Good relationship with daughter is on decline

Dear Annie: My ex-husband was emotionally, verbally and physically abusive, and he was a womanizer from the very beginning. So I divorced him in the 1980s; I then kept custody of our daughter.  More...

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