December 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Couple to renew wedding vows

Christmas has always been a time of year filled with love and family for Jesse and Doris Park, formerly of Mapleton, as the couple celebrates their 64th wedding anniversary Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. More...

Folks may see white Christmas

County residents wishing for a White Christmas might get their wish this year.  The National Weather Service bureau in State College is calling for the possibility of snow from Sunday night, Christmas Eve, into Monday morning, Christmas Day, aft More...

No paper Monday

The Daily News will not publish a paper Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, and the office will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday. However, the Opinion Line will be open during regular hours from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday evening.   More...

Christmas

Santa visits The Daily News to spread Christmas cheer

Santa Claus is making his way through Huntingdon County, ushering his sleigh packed with toys, handing out joyful hugs and smiles as bright as the red suit he wears.  More...

A man with a mission to make others merry

Who truly is the man with rosy red cheeks and beard as white as snow? To the little boys and girls of Huntingdon County, the wise old elf popping up in homes bringing tidings of good cheer is simply Santa Claus.  More...

A Christmas tree adorned with memories

The Feagley family Christmas tree serves as a three-dimensional scrapbook, that we “page” through each year as we lovingly unwrap our eclectic collection of ornaments.  The 21-year tradition in our household was handed down by my mot More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 23   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  More...

Local Sports

Boys’ Basketball:

Hornets down Trojans 79-54

Cameron Collins scored 26 points in the first half of Friday’s ICC North contest against visiting Mount Union. More...

Fast start gives Indians win at Tussey

Not much went the way of the Titans against visiting Southern Fulton Friday. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Hot-shooting Valley tops Mount Union

Juniata Valley missed very few shoots in the first half during Friday night’s Inter- County Conference North Division game at cross-county foe Mount Union. More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon teen attains Eagle Scout rank

Sean McLaughlin, 16, son of Mark and Laurie McLaughlin of Petersburg, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Huntingdon Troop 28 sponsored by the Stone Church of the Brethren and led by Scoutmaster Linda Goodman and assistant Scoutmasters Cindy Smit More...

A Christmas party donation

Kelsey Zook of the Mifflin County FFA, left, delivered tangelos to Blue Juniata VFW Post 5754 auxiliary president Mary Ann Lake at the Blue Juniata VFW Post 5754, Mount Union to be provided to the ki More...

Special Sections

Home for Christmas

Habitat family celebrates first holiday in revamped house

They say there’s no place like home for the holidays, but for Sid and Lori Brandon and their two children, Avayah and Hanna, that popular refrain takes on a whole new meaning this year.  More...

HCCTC to get $1.1M in funds

The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center received an early Christmas gift Friday, as state Sen. Jake Corman announced the center was officially awarded a $1.125 million grant to aid in its expansion.  More...

Woman celebrates centennial holiday

A century ago, a family in Pittsburgh received a Christmas Day surprise in the form of a brand-new baby girl.  This year, K Read Africa Terrizzi of Huntingdon will celebrate her 100th Christmas with her family by her side.  When asked what More...

Honorable mention

A Christmas greeting card submitted by Kiersten Kurtz, a senior at Juniata Valley High School, may not have been selected as a winner for The Daily News Christmas greeting card contest, but judges lo More...

Local News

Area brief

Public asked to help with Mount Union luminaries   More...

Local historian reflects on Huntingdon’s first Christmas

As 2017 winds down, so does the year long celebration of Huntingdon’s 250th anniversary. More...

Saxton Borough Council members approve meter project

Saxton Borough Council recently agreed to place borough property owner Daniel Zimmerman in charge of a project to refurbish some of the borough’s aging parking meters.  More...

General News

Miss America Organization loses TV partner

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dick Clark Productions says it has cut ties with the Miss America Organization over internal emails by pageant senior leadership that ridiculed past winners’ appearance, intelligence and sex lives.  More...

News of Yesteryear

China Castle restaurant destroyed by Saturday fire

75 Years Ago  More...

It’s extremely unlikely to catch same cold twice

Dear Doctor: My wife had a bad cold, and then I unfortunately caught it. Then, just as I was recovering, she got it again. What’s going on? I didn’t think it was possible to get the same cold twice.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Coyotes rally past Caps in OT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Keller scored 4:33 into overtime, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Friday night.  Arizona had lost seven in a row and 10 of 11. More...

Steelers still have plenty to play for in final games

HOUSTON (AP) — Already in the playoffs after winning the AFC North, the Pittsburgh Steelers still have plenty to play for in their last two games, starting with Monday’s matchup with the Houston Texans.  More...

Bahamas Bowl:

Brown scores 4 TDs in Ohio victory

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Ohio coach Frank Solich knew his Bobcats were better than their record showed. More...

Religion News

Churches to host Christmas services

12th Street United Methodist Church, Huntingdon — The 12th St. United Methodist Church, 12th St., Huntingdon, will hold two services Sunday, Dec. 24. More...

Professor builds intricate Nativity scenes now on display

If you happen to be walking west on West Eighth Street by the Gannon University bookstore on your left, huddled inside your coat, watching your feet on the ice, take a second to look up.  Right there in the window, you’ll find a little bit More...

‘Merciful final judgment’ is the prayer of Pope

Pope Francis prayed Thursday for a merciful final judgment for Cardinal Bernard Law, presiding over the funeral rites for a man who epitomized the Catholic Church’s failure to protect children from pedophile priests and its arrogance in safegua More...

Annie's Mailbox

An outdated tradition

Dear Annie: I am a baby boomer and appreciate the 20th-century tradition of “rising to the occasion” and taking in meals if a family member is ill or if there has been a death in the family. It is a kind and thoughtful gesture. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Pisces if born before 7:20 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 25, 2017  More...

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