May 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

TMSD budget has $672,000 deficit

Following a failed attempt last week to approve a preliminary budget, the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday night, by a roll call vote of 6-2, approved a revised fiscal blueprint for 2017-18. More...

Three Springs festival will kick off Thursday

The annual Three Springs Volunteer Fire Co. and Lions Club Homecoming carnival kicks off Thursday, May 25, and runs through Sunday, May 28.  Area veterans Jessy Rutter and Nathan Smith will serve as parade marshals. Both are U.S. More...

Local News

Rockhill leaders discuss street maintenance

Rockhill Borough Council met briefly Monday to approve routine business and talk street maintenance.  Following the approval of last month’s meeting minutes and May’s financial reports, council members talked about work that’s More...

Literacy coaches present update to MUASB

The Mount Union Area School District’s team of literacy coaches presented a program overview to school board members at a recent workshop, focusing on how students and faculty alike are benefitting.  More...

Area brief

Broad Top Area Heritage Partnership meeting planned   HOPEWELL, BEDFORD CO. — The Broad Top Area Heritage Partnership will meet at 7 p.m. More...

General News

Perceived benefits of cold water swimming

Dear Doctor: Our family visits a lake in the mountains every summer where the water almost never gets above 60 degrees. I dislike swimming in cold water, but my husband and dad insist that it’s good for you. More...

News of Yesteryear

Primary elections conclude

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County joined the processions of victory at the primary election Tuesday as the county turned in majorities for the two successful gubernatorial aspirants, Gen. Edward Martin, Republican and F. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Yankees get three homers in 4-2 win over Royals

NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Chris Carter homered, and New York beat Jason Vargas again in defeating Kansas City 4-2.  A reversed call in the seventh inning kept the Yankees ahead and enabled Michael Pineda (5-2) to to More...

Panik powers Giants to win over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Panik hit his first career leadoff homer and doubled twice, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Monday night. More...

Baseball is going virtual in June

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets.  More...

People/Pastimes

Juniata College graduate named as award recipient

Juniata College graduate Makayla Hawbaker is the recipient of the annual Huntingdon Branch of the Association of American University Women (AAUW) award for a Juniata College senior woman from the Huntingdon area. More...

Healthy Living

Five eco-friendly fashion tips

Have you recently embraced a greener way of life and would like your personal style to re.ect your eco-friendliness? Follow these tips to make the right choices when it comes to clothes.  1. Buy less. More...

NATURAL COSMETICS

Are you making the right choices?

You know how important it is to take good care of your skin, and you’d like to start using the most natural, eco-friendly products you can .nd. More...

Seven budget-friendly tips for eating organic

Have you been meaning to include more organic foods in your diet, but the thought of spending even more on groceries is holding you back? Read on for some tips on how to eat organic without breaking the bank. 1. Eat seasonal. More...

Special Sections

HCBI officers enter new term

The Huntingdon County Business and Industry board of directors elected new officials and board members during their monthly meeting Monday.  Having served his three terms as HCBI president, and receiving the Presidential Service Award last week More...

Revised MUASD budget reviewed

A revision of the Mount Union Area School District’s 2017-18 budget eliminates a proposed tax increase, but administrators say they will continue to work on possible cuts between now and the school board’s next workshop. More...

Proof of residence required to attend event

In an attempt to prevent potential disruptions, a local legislator will require photo identification as proof of residency within the 30th District in order to be admitted to an upcoming event.  More...

State  Free Access 

Three men, two women picked for Cosby jury so far

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The panel that will decide Bill Cosby’s fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape Monday with the selection of five jurors, three white men and two white women.  More...

Rally puts concealed weapons rules in crosshairs

HARRISBURG (AP) — Hundreds of gun rights supporters took their cause to the state Capitol on Monday, pushing for an agenda that includes looser rules for carrying concealed weapons.  A “Make the Second Amendment Great Again” ra More...

Speaker says he’ll keep job if he runs for governor

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai said Monday that he won’t step down from his position atop the Republicancontrolled chamber should he get into the race to challenge Democratic Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

District 6-2A Softball Quarterfinal:

Trojans eliminate Rockets 5-2

Back yard rivals faced off in the first round of the PIAA District 6-2A Tournament in Mount Union Monday afternoon. Second-seeded Mount Union took on seventh-seeded Southern Huntingdon. More...

District 6-4A Softball Semifinal:

Bellefonte shuts out Bearcats 8-0

A year ago in a District Six class AAA semifinal, Bellefonte junior pitcher Tara Baney put on a show with a pair of home runs while tossing a three-hitter to defeat Huntingdon 8-0.  More...

Akron opens series with 4-3 victory over Curve

The Altoona Curve dropped their second straight game, losing to the Akron Rubber- Ducks 4-3 Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

Editorial

Letter to the Editor

Honoring everyday heroes

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: Most people shy away when an emergency strikes. However, there are a few who run toward the trouble to provide care and lend their assistance. More...

What others are saying

Digital gap persists in America

Rural Americans have made large gains in adopting digital technology in recent years, but they remain less likely than nonrural adults to have home broadband, smartphones and other devices.  More...

Op-Eds

Hidden bombshell in the Comey-Trump story

How can you tell an authoritarian when you see one? We know the 20th century hallmarks — brown shirts, street rallies, and the like. More...

Chatter Box

School year’s end nears

As I write today’s column, my oldest son is preparing for a field trip to Raystown Lake and he has less than one week remaining of his kindergarten. Where did the school year go? Where have the last six years go?  More...

School News

Area residents’ grandson completes college degree

Benjamin Hurley, son of Matthew Hurley of Tampa, Florida, graduated from Florida State University May 4. More...

HAHS graduate recognized at UPJ

Tanner Cook, a junior majoring in business management/ marketing and finance, has been named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown.  This marks the sixth consecutive term he has made the dean’s list More...

Huntingdon woman receives athletic award

Haleigh Heaton, a senior volleyball player from Huntingdon, received the Faculty Senate Scholar Athlete Award at Pitt-Johnstown‘s Honors Convocation in April.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and graduated Magna C More...

Annie's Mailbox

Meddlesome in-laws straining a marriage

Dear Annie: I have read your advice column off and on for a while and am excited to see you have a Facebook page that you post things to.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 24, 2017:  More...

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