February 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

CHAMP dancers ready for tonight

Local high school students representing Trojan, Rocket, Hornet and Bearcat camps are lacing up their dancing shoes for tonight’s annual dance-athon where they will honor the memory of three young cancer patients while also supporting families f More...

Task force members hear shelter update

The Homeless Task Force presented historical background and recent updates during a Community Conversation event at Standing Stone Coffee Company (SSCC) Thursday night. More...

Local News

Warm temperatures to end Saturday

All good things must come to an end, including the warm weather the region has experienced this week. Today is the last day for a chance to break temperature records, as the high is expected to reach 73 degrees. More...

Area brief

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   More...

Police Log

Burglary   More...

General News

Immigrants fearing deportation change routines

In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigrat More...

Off-duty officer’s fight with teens sets off protests

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With electricity out, new EPA chief reaches out to lobbyist

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt’s home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gonzaga overwhelms San Diego 96-38

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Josh Perkins and Jordan Mathews scored 15 points apiece, and Johnathan Williams had 14 points and 19 rebounds for No. More...

Pens trade for defenseman Ron Hainsey

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford turned to an old friend to give his team’s injury ravaged defense a needed boost.  More...

Kentucky upsets No. 2 Mississippi State

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Makayla Epps scored the goahead basket with 8.7 seconds remaining in overtime and Evelyn Akhator had eight points in the extra session to give No. 22 Kentucky a 78-75 upset victory over No. More...

Press Club

Talent show allows HAHS students to shine

The Huntingdon Area High School annual talent show was held Feb. 17. Every year, students from all grade levels compete on stage by singing their favorite songs, playing the piano or other instruments or dancing to their favorite dance. More...

JV athletic director doubles as trainer

The athletic program at Juniata Valley High School is made up of many people, but one man makes everything flow smoothly. More...

SHCMS students help child with cancer

A disease as ugly and terrible as cancer can devastate a family, but it can also bring communities together. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Take advantage of professional connections

Dear Annie: My daughter is a sophomore in college and is starting to apply for summer internships. She’s a great student — all A’s and B’s — and a hard worker. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 7:24 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Candidates attend dinner

County Republicans host annual Lincoln event

Over 260 folks packed into the Smithfield Fire Hall Thursday evening to attend the annual Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the Huntingdon County Republican Committee.  More...

Seniors oppose merger proposal

They came to Saxton Thursday afternoon by the bus load while others traveled in car pools and on foot. Their mission: to strongly oppose efforts by Gov. More...

Bedford Co. leaders hold Saxton meeting

Bedford County Commissioners Paul Crooks, Barry Dallara and Josh Lang visited Saxton Thursday evening for a town hall meeting at the Saxton Fire Hall.  About 40 individuals attended the meeting, which was the third in a series held throughout Be More...

State  Free Access 

Older refugee students seek seats at mainstream high schools

LANCASTER (AP) — The student handiwork posted outside a small classroom in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country hints at the ambition of the refugees studying at Phoenix Academy.  More...

Conspiracy charge added against ex-administrators

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday allowed prosecutors to add a conspiracy charge against three former Penn State administrators, increasing their possible penalty if convicted of crimes for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky More...

Man admits hate crime in rail station attack

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white man serving a three- to six-year sentence in a Pennsylvania prison for beating a black man at a Pittsburgh rail station during a drunken argument pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime involving the same assau More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 24 AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

Local Sports

District 6-1A Girls Quarterfinal:

Hornets dominate Vikings 68-13

The postseason hasn’t been kind to the Juniata Valley girls’ basketball team over the last three years, especially the quarter-final round. More...

District 6-3A Boys Quarterfinal:

Second-seeded Juniata ousts Trojans 56-38

The District Six 3A Quarterfinal match up between seven seed Mount Union and two seed Juniata High School took place Thursday night at Mifflintown. The game lived up to expectations, close from the opening tip off to the very end.  More...

District 6-4A Boys’ Basketball:

Johnstown takes out Bearcats 63-46

Huntingdon worked hard and never stopped playing against visiting Greater Johnstown Thursday in a District 6-4A semifinal contest. More...

People/Pastimes

How music and singing benefits children

Music is everywhere: on the radio, in movies and television shows and as a backdrop when shopping or celebrating milestones.  Music is an integral part of cultures all over the world. Music can express emotions not easily conveyed otherwise. More...

Happy Birthday

MA GNIFICENT SEVEN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Eli Henderson, who turns 7 years old today, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Eli lives in Belleville with his Dad and Mom, Reed and April Henderson, and his big brother, Tristan.  More...

Captain Jack Lions Club selects service projects

The members of the Captain Jack Lions Club of Mill Creek has selected two service projects to honor veterans and those currently serving in the military.  More...

Newspapers in Education

Students benefit from NIE program

Since kicking off the second year of the Newspaper In Education (NIE) program in September, students in over 140 classrooms in Huntingdon County schools of all ages are reading The Daily News Monday through Friday.  More...

Commissioners help tomorrow’s leaders

Huntingdon County’s leaders are committed to building up the leaders of tomorrow by partnering with The Daily News Newspaper In Education (NIE) program. More...

Partners plan NIE presentations

Thanks to the partnerships forged by the Newspaper In Education (NIE) program between The Daily News and area businesses in the county, representatives from some of those businesses will once again be making presentations in school classrooms this ye More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Closing time  One way to force myself to stick to my shopping list is to go to the store shortly before closing. That way, I don’t have time to shop around. I hurry to get what’s on my list before the store closes. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

New name for neck pain

Dear Readers: It was bound to happen! With new technological devices such as cellphones, tablets, etc., we have a new “ailment” with its very own name: TEXT NECK!  More...

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