March 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials test TMSD emergency plan

Tussey Mountain School District administrators, area law enforcement and fire and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel met Thursday to test the viability of the district’s emergency response plan.  The groups gathered for a tabletop More...

St. Patrick at roots of day’s celebration

Each March, shamrocks, food and drink specials and green clothing are abundant for St. Patrick’s Day. However, these traditions have only recently been established in the long timeline of the holiday, dating back to St. More...

Local News

Adorable Pet Contest deadline is extended

Pet owners should set to sharing their critter’s cutest poses as the deadline to enter The Daily News’ Most Adorable Pet Contest has been extended to 5 p.m. More...

Area brief

Annual river bank cleanup planned   More...

MU man pleads ahead of trial

A week before his case was headed to trial, a Mount Union man tendered guilty pleas in two cases Thursday morning.  Billy Joe Loner Jr., 19, Mount Union, pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to commit burglary, a felony of the first degree, a More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Warriors cruise past Magic 122-92

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 21 of his 29 points in the first quarter and the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Orlando Magic 122-92 on Thursday night.  More...

Predators edge Caps 2-1 in overtime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:05 into overtime and the Nashville Predators bucked their season-long trend of OT struggles by beating the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night.  More...

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:

Northwestern tops Vandy for first-ever NCAA tourney win

SALT LAKE CITY — Northwestern got its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, 68-66 over Vanderbilt, after Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis inexplicably grabbed Wildcats guard Bryant McIntosh on purpose, sending McIntosh to the free throw line More...

School News

MU Area High School Honor Roll

Mount Union Area High School has release the names of the honor roll students for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade 9  Distinguished Honors  More...

Cardiff University historian to speak at Juniata College on Cold War history

Sergey Radchenko, professor of law and politics at Cardiff University, in Cardiff, Wales, will speak at Juniata  College on “Bullies: A Psychohistory of the Cold War — from Truman & Stalin to Trump & Putin” at 7:30 p.m. More...

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Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Headlamp for dark hotel room

Dear Heloise: We are retired and spend two weeks a year in hotel rooms. I am an early riser; my wife is not. This causes a problem with the LIGHTING IN HOTEL ROOMS.  More...

Rally planned at Raystown

The statewide Resist Sunoco Week of Action effort will wrap up with the Rally for Raystown Lake from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Raystown Lake Visitors Center at Seven Points in Hesston.  More...

Pulmonary rehab week recognized

A proclamation signed by the Huntingdon County Commissioners to honor National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week was presented to staff members and patients at the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at J.C. More...

Volunteers to install free smoke alarms

The Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co., in partnership with the American Red Cross, will con- duct community wide free smoke alarm distri- bution and installations and home fire safety checks beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 18.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Livestock lost in West. Twp. barn fire

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, March 17   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

PIAA-1A Girls’ Basketball:

Hornets pull away to beat Bears

The Juniata Valley girls’ basketball team showed no signs of being intimidated by the size of Winchester Thurston and seemed unimpressed with the fact that the Bears were 23-1 and the District 7-1A champions.  More...

PIAA Class AA Swimming:

Bearcats fail to score on open day of meet

Huntingdon didn’t pick up any team points during Thursday’s portion of the PIAA Class AA Swimming Championships at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium.  The Bearcats had all five swimmers competing in four events and none o More...

PIAA Class 1A Boys’ Basketball:

Kennedy knocks out Hornets

After an extra two days off due to snow and one venue change, Juniata Valley went up against Kennedy Catholic in a PIAA second-round contest at DuBois High School Thursday. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy 96th Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Rachel Deihl of Alexandria, who celebrates her 96th birthday today, Friday, March 17, 2017. Rachel has two sons, Dick of Alexandria and Jim of Altoona. More...

Huntingdon County Library receives grant

In an effort to improve digital literacy, the Huntingdon County Library will be offering Cyber Story Time beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Levi Kenneth Shoemaker, who turns 2 years old today, Friday, March 17, 2017. His proud parents are Brandon and Tia Shoemaker of Orbisonia. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Prepped for next fall Now is the perfect time to buy clothes for next fall and for next Christmas. Stores are discounting anything they have left on their shelves. I’m also going to buy new flannel sheets if I can find some on sale. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t allow her to be passive-aggressive

Dear Annie: My best friend and I have been friends for over 15 years now, and we get along very well and definitely know each other better than anyone else. However, we are very different people. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 18, 2017:  More...

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