March 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Deadline for REAP tax credit approaches

The state Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers they can use the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) program tax benefits to help with the costs of conservation and nutrient management plans, as the deadline to apply for the current f More...

Wing-Off kicks off PRIDE activities

One of the county’s most popular events, the 14th annual Huntingdon County PRIDE Wing-Off, will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

Local News

Journalist-activist to speak on poverty at JC

Sasha Abramsky, a freelance journalist and activist who wrote the book “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives,” will speak at Juniata College on the persistence of poverty in the United States at 7 p.m. More...

Portion of Route 26 closed to traffic

A portion of Raystown Road (Route 26) from the Fairgrounds Road intersection in Walker Township to the Shaner Boulevard intersection in Smithfield Township was closed to traffic this morning after a More...

Late winter snowfall hits county

Angela Beam of Huntingdon cleared her vehicle of snow this morning on Fourth Street in Huntingdon Borough. The National Weather Service called for 3-5 inches of rain to fall through this afternoon. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Unattended grease results in MU structure fire

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championship:

All five from area win openers

Five Huntingdon County wrestlers turned in results for their first-round matches at the PIAA state championships at The Giant Center in Hershey Thursday. All five wrestlers collected wins and are in the quarterfinals today.  More...

County Hall of Fame Class of 2017 released

The five-member Class of 2017 will highlight the 20th annual Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet Saturday, June 10, at the Raystown Resort and Convention Center near EntrikenThe four elected and one at-large inductees were announc More...

Shiffrin closing on title, vacation

With every race, Mikaela Shiffrin draws closer to a couple of things she just can’t stop thinking about: An overall World Cup title and that much-needed vacation in Maui.  No time to imagine the beach, though. More...

People/Pastimes

Pet paintings raise awareness in unique way

Animal shelters are always looking for new and innovative ways to raise awareness and funds — often simultaneously.  To that end, the adoptable pets at the Huntingdon County Humane Society occasionally channel their inner “Pawcassos More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Rachel Deihl of Alexandria, who will celebrate a birthday, Friday, March 17, 2017. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 11, 2017:  More...

Search begins for 911 leader

Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board marked the last one for county 911 director Rufus Brenneman.  Board of commissioners’ chair Mark Sather told The Daily News the county will begin advertising for th More...

Residents advised to watch for drugs

Following the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in the Mount Union area this week, law enforcement officers are reminding folks what they need to aware of in their communities.  More...

Speakers address technology at work

The Huntingdon County CareerLink organized the Power of Productive Communication Conference Thursday at Juniata College. More...

State  Free Access 

Jury selection begins in trial of suspect in barracks ambush

WEST CHESTER (AP) — As jury selection began Thursday in the capital murder trial of an anti-government sharpshooter charged in the 2014 ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, a prosecutor vowed to seek justice and the defense lo More...

State administration sues IBM over jobless claims contract

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration sued International Business Machines Corp. More...

Construction unearths coffins in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Construction crews working on an apartment building in Philadelphia’s historic district got a shock last month when their backhoes started hitting coffins and unearthing fully intact human remains. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, March 10   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ducks cool off Blackhawks 1-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Bernier made 43 saves for his 100th NHL win, and Anaheim Ducks cooled off the Chicago Blackhawks with a 1-0 victory Thursday night.  Corey Perry scored in the second as Anaheim ended Chicago’s seven-game winni More...

Spartans cool Lions in Big 10 second round

WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn’t matter that Michigan State had no momentum, or that the Spartans were playing a team that beat them soundly in January.  This was the Big Ten Tournament, when the past usually doesn’t matter and Mich More...

Men’s Basketball:

TCU stuns No. 1 Kansas 85-82

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Desmond Bane had 16 points, hitting three free throws with 2.5 seconds left, to help TCU stun top-ranked Kansas 85-82 in the Big 12 quarterfinals Thursday.  More...

Press Club

JVHS students take healthy dating pledge

The purpose of school is to prepare youth to be functioning members of society, but here at Juniata Valley, the district also prepares their students for their future personal lives. More...

Alumnus credits HCCTC for success in Air Force

“Aim High, Fly, Fight, and Win!” This popular U.S. More...

Music in Our Schools Month celebrated at Southern

Annually, March is acknowledged as Music in Our Schools Month. During this time, music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You don’t have to wear a Hazmat suit to work

Dear Annie: We have an “open office” format, so during cold and flu season, we’re pretty much always passing around something or other. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Packing without a wrinkle

Dear Heloise: I travel a lot for business, and this is the best way I’ve found to PACK MY CLOTHES.  I use the plastic dry-cleaner bags to put my clothes in first, then fold them neatly. More...

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