April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

RSVP volunteers honored at banquet

Huntingdon County residents who volunteer with the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) logged in over 24,000 hours of service in 2016.  Those accomplishments and more were celebrated at the annual RSVP recognition banquet Wednesday aft More...

Drug take back day planned Saturday

Local law enforcement agencies will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 29.  Unwanted prescription drugs will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

James Creek man to receive award

75 Years Ago  Edward G. Showalter, senior warden of Sector Post No. More...

Enjoy chocolate in moderation

Dear Doctor: I have read about the health benefits of dark chocolate for the brain and the heart, but that it must contain about 80 percent chocolate to be effective. More...

US colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

MONTPELIER, Vt. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

ESPN layoffs include on-air people

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a digital future.  The cuts will trim ESPN& More...

Rockets’ owner fined

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action.  Byron Spruell, the NBA’s president of league operations, announced Alexander’s fine.& More...

Gift Ngoepe makes history in Pirates’ win over Cubs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gift Ngoepe, the first player from Africa to reach the major leagues, singled in his first plate appearance and Josh Harrison hit a leadoff homer to lead Pittsburgh past Chicago 6-5.  More...

People/Pastimes

Little Jewels Academy

Students from Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, participated in their annual Earth Day celebration with a clean-up of McKendree Church Road, followed by a picnic. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Alternate Dairy Princess prepares to run for reign

Spring is finally here to stay in Huntingdon County! For the Huntingdon County Dairy Promotion Committee, this is an exciting time. More...

4-H Club News

Beef Club

The monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County 4-H Beef Club was held April 19 at the Huntingdon County Extension office on Fairgrounds Road in Huntingdon.  The meeting was called to order by club president Jordan Harnish. More...

Grilled provencal chicken and peppers made easy

I know some readers of this column grill year-round. More...

Annie's Mailbox

An old flame flickers once more

Dear Annie: I recently reconnected with an old girlfriend. We had not spoken, texted or seen each other in almost five years. She broke my heart about five years ago, and my mother was killed shortly after that. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 28, 2017:  More...

NASCAR

BRISTOL

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Lead-lap blues  It seems like the driver who leads a bounty of laps is something of a sitting duck at race’s end. Case in point: Kyle Larson led a race-high 202 laps in his No. 42 Chevy and finished a distant sixth. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Three straight?   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Speeding? Is that any way to lose a race?   More...

Federal budget deadline looms

With the Saturday deadline for Congress to pass a spending bill looming above the heads of federal legislators, talks of a possible government shutdown are on the table.  Juniata College political science professor Dennis Plane told The Daily Ne More...

Rockhill Borough petition approved

The size of Rockhill Borough Council will be a bit smaller after leaders appeared before Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic Wednesday afternoon to petition for a drop in the number of elected officials.  More...

Large crowds expected for 13th Mayfest

A one-of-a-kind spring festival will return to the streets of Huntingdon Saturday, April 29, with the 13th Mayfest celebration.  From 9 a.m. More...

Local News

Conservation district leaders reach out to legislators

As work on the federal budget progresses, conservation districts all over the state are spending the week raising awareness of the services they provide to state residents and inviting legislators to engage in a dialogue regarding the importance of c More...

Police investigate shooting in Lewistown Borough

State police at Lewistown are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead Wednesday evening in Lewistown Borough, Mifflin County.  According to police, two officers from Lewistown Borough Police Department were involved in More...

Rockhill leaders agree to switch to LED lights

Rockhill Borough will be following the lead of many other boroughs and municipalities in the county by transitioning from high pressure sodium (HPS) lights to light-emitting diode (LED) lights.  Monday evening, Rockhill Borough Council held its More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 27   Huntingdon House o Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643-2801 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

High School Softball:

Rockets cruise to 9-0 win

Southern Huntingdon’s Gracie Long pitched a two-hitter against visiting Southern Fulton Wednesday afternoon and the Rocket defense played error-free behind her and rolled to their second shutout victory over the Indians this season with a 9-0 d More...

High School Softball:

Tussey rolls over NBC 11-1

Tussey Mountain hosted Northern Bedford Wednesday and for four innings could not find a hit to drive in a run. Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the fifth, the Titans banged out nine hits and scored 11 runs to win the game 11-1.  More...

High Schoo Tennis:

Tussey tops Windber 3-2

The Tussey Mountain tennis team improved to 6-5 on the season with a 3-2 victory Wednesday afternoon at Windber .  The Titans won two of three singles matches and also won a No. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  Free thought on campus means free for all — no matter how objectionable, April 17   It’s not often we get to look askance at both the left and right for the same reason: More...

Letters to the Editor

Right for the job of sheriff  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

You Should Know

Q: What is Cinco de Mayo?  More...

School News

Huntingdon woman recognized

Abby Isenberg of Huntingdon received her white coat in a special ceremony held April 9.  More...

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