January 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

James Creek man to fill TMSB seat

The Tussey Mountain School Board, meeting in special session Wednesday evening in the high school administrative conference room, filled a vacant two-year school board seat and reviewed a “very preliminary” 2018-19 fiscal budget.  More...

State AG to take part in Coffee with a Cop

The state’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro will visiting a local diner to discuss and promote community and police relations. More...

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Local News

Police Log

PFA violation   ALEXANDRIA BORO. — A 19-year-old Alexandria woman reported to state police at Huntingdon she was contacted by a 53-year-old male in violation of a protection from abuse (PFA) order at 1:51 p.m. Dec. 15. More...

News of Yesteryear

First Baby Contest winner born at Lewistown Hospital

75 Years Ago  Shrinking revenues and increased operating costs forced 70 of Pennsylvania’s 133 daily newspapers to boost their subscription rates in 1942 and still further increases are in sight, the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Assoc More...

General News

Colorado man goes from star student to deputy killer

DENVER (AP) — He was once a standout student in law school and an Army medic who deployed to Iraq. By last weekend, he lay dead in a Colorado apartment building, killed by a SWAT team after he gunned down a 29-yearold deputy.  More...

Fermented kefir: A current food fad

Dear Doctor: Is kefir really the miracle food that it’s cracked up to be? I’ll confess that fermented milk does not sound very appealing to me. What is it, exactly? And how much should I consume a day?  More...

Milwaukee Red Cross policy spurs discrimination allegations

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The American Red Cross of Wisconsin is facing accusations of racism and favoring the wealthy because of a new policy in Milwaukee that forces predominantly black and Latino fire victims from low-income areas to travel to receiv More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

UConn routs ECU to stay perfect

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and No. More...

QBs to enter NFL draft

Within 30 minutes of one another, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen and Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold announced they will enter the NFL draft.  The Los Angeles rivals have a chance to be the first two quarterbacks taken and possibly amon More...

Rozier steps up in Celtics’ 102-88 win over Cavs

BOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 20 points in 20 minutes, stealing the spotlight from LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals and leading the Boston Celtics to a 102-88 victory over the Clevel More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 13! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jenna Elaine Hicks, who turns 13 years old today, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Her proud parents are Ashley and Carrie Hicks of James Creek. More...

Guest speaker visits Boy Scout Troop 237

Over the last several weeks members of Boy Scout Troop 237 of Orbisonia have had a very special guest speaker at their regular weekly meetings, Andy Hilber, who in 2003-2004 was an exchange student from Switzerland, and former member of Troop 237.&nb More...

Tournament of Bands scholarship

Jonathan Basom of Huntingdon Area High School, third from the right, was awarded the top scholarship of $2,000 Oct. More...

Special Sections

Frigid temps to hit Friday

The persistent frigid temperatures and mentions of bomb cyclones in the forecast for the East Coast may seem more like the plot of “The Day After Tomorrow,” but these have been the themes of the forecast locally for the past week or so.&n More...

Local jobless rate rose in November

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate reached its lowest percentage since September 2007, ending the Thanksgiving holiday month at 4.6 percent. More...

Residents urged to protect against cold

Many people say knowing something is half of the battle. In the fight against the cold weather, knowledge could be the one thing that truly keeps people warm. More...

Daily News Opinion Line to open to callers tonight

Due to technical difficulties, Opinion Line calls were not answered Jan. 1.  The issue has been corrected so that the Opinion Line can be turned on during regular hours, from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 4.   More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Ex-hostage makes video court appearance

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle will remain in jail following a brief appearance via video link at a preliminary hearing on Wednesday after he was charged with 15 offenses, including sexual assault, following his release More...

State agencies fielded sex misconduct complaints

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania state government agencies fielded 339 reports of alleged sexual harassment over a recent fiveyear period, according to data released Tuesday.  More...

Snatched by hungry eagle, dog lives to bark the tale

Felipe Rodriguez says he thought he was hallucinating when an eagle snatched his sister’s little white dog from her yard, flapped its massive wings and disappeared over the trees.  Did he really just see that?  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 4   Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Hornets handle Tyrone 63-31

Sydney Reed scores 1,000th career point

It was a night of celebration as the Juniata Valley girls’ basketball team played host to non-league Tyrone Wednesday evening.  It started with the presentation of a plaque to Hornet head coach Rachelle Hopsicker commemorating her 100th co More...

High School Basketball:

Wildcats deal Bearcats first loss of season

Huntingdon started the New Year with a trip to Mill Hall Wednesday. More...

Huntingdon loses 77-36 to Bellwood

Just a week after facing last year’s PIAA Class A runnerup Juniata Valley in the championship game of the annual Huntingdon Lions Shootout, Huntingdon was on the road last evening facing last year’s PIAA Class AA semifinalist Bellwood-Ant More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  Transparency, the bedrock of good government, Jan. 2   Rarely do we agree with state Sen. More...

Op-Eds

America’s farmworkers face poverty, neglect and now deportation

Every decade or so, America’s mass media are surprised to discover that migrant farmworkers are being miserably paid and despicably treated by the industry that profits from their labor.  Stories run, the public is outraged, assorted offic More...

Letters to the Editor

America’s been hoodwinked

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   As a patriotic, incurable optimist, I begin 2018 with great hope tempered by deep concerns, because let’s face it, America’s been hoodwinked!  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Farmers work on holidays, too

Getting away from the holidays may be easy for some families but, for a family of farmers there is more to think about than just making sure you don’t overcook the ham or turkey.  More...

4-H Club News

Club members celebrate Christmas

Members of the Huntingdon 4-H County Council recently participated in their annual Christmas party at the Huntingdon County Penn State Extension Office on Fairgrounds Road, Huntingdon. More...

Rib-eyes with garlic thyme butter

A perfectly cooked steak is what many people — with good reason — think of as a perfect meal.  This is a classy take on a restaurant-quality steak dinner, and other than remembering to salt the steak ahead of time (not a deal breaker More...

Annie's Mailbox

Truth about toilet covers

Dear Annie: I have a somewhat uncomfortable question. Recently, I moved from California to Texas for my job, and I love it here. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Leo if born before 3:12 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 5, 2018:  More...

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