January 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

TM taxes stay under index

The Tussey Mountain School Board, by a roll call vote of 7-1, approved a resolution Monday night stating the school district will not raise real estate taxes beyond the allowable 3.5 percent state Act 1 index.  The action came during the board&r More...

REAL ID deadline extended to October

The subject of REAL ID compliance has become a thorny and confusing issue for Pennsylvania residents attempting to stay abreast of changing deadlines.  The REAL ID Act of 2005 was enacted May 11, 2005, by Congress and modified federal laws perta More...

Local News

Area brief

Boil water advisory issued

ALEXANDRIA BORO. — A boil water advisory has been issued for Alexandria Borough due to a water main repair. The boil water advisory affects approximately 120 customers. More...

Judge hears over 100 cases in year’s first court session

The first criminal court session of the year was all but crowded with defendants, supporters and law personnel, with 116 cases scheduled for the day. More...

Leaders discuss stone, equipment bids

Springfield Township held its first regular meeting of the new year Monday and began the process to accept bids for stone and anti-skid.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 16   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

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Bearcats and Hornets romp; Rockets fall short

Huntingdon 59, Cen. More...

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans and Hornets win key league outings

Mount Union 76 Williamsburg 64   More...

Junior High Results

Boys’ Basketball  Williamsburg 31 Mount Union 24   Mount Union’s five-game winning streak came to an end with a 31-24 loss at Williamsburg Monday afternoon. The Blue Pirates led 17-12 at halftime.  More...

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

Law enforcement officers are as brave as they come Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: More...

Op-Eds

Free press more important than ever

The viability of local newspapers, including the one that you are reading now, is being challenged by the proposed newspaper tariff on the import of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada — the type that is used to print this newspaper and other More...

State Senate’s latest tuition voucher plan could cost public schools $500 million

Someone once said that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” When I think about some legislators’ latest tuition voucher scheme, that sentiment comes immediately to mind More...

Chatter Box

Columnist back on track

Last week, for the first time in over nine years, I missed writing a Chatter Box. More...

Healthy Living

How good is your skincare routine?

Our skin — the largest organ in the human body — plays several crucial roles. More...

Five tips to breathe easy

Your lungs and respiratory system work around the clock to keep your body running. Make sure you return the favour by taking good care of them. Here are some tips. 1. Avoid tobacco and smoke. More...

How to prevent muscle injuries

It’s a well-established fact that physical activity goes hand in hand with overall health, but exercising isn’t without its risks. Luckily, a few simple measures can go a long way in preventing muscle injury. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Rethinking sleepovers

Dear Annie: I have a situation at my home that I really don’t know how to deal with. We have a blended family, with an 18-year-old daughter and two boys. More...

Special Sections

Parents question HASB on study

Members of the public, concerned parents and faculty led Monday’s Huntingdon Area School Board meeting, questioning board members and the district itself on the integration of Mass Customized Learning (MCL) into classrooms and the plan developm More...

MU tax hike not anticipated

A budget resolution, the search for a new junior high school principal and recognition of FFA students were among business tended to by the Mount Union Area School Board which convened for a special voting session Monday night.  More...

Flue fires are concern during heating season

As the temperatures continue to spike record lows and highs for this time of year, heating one’s home may become more of a juggling game.  Local heating experts advise homeowners to take caution when trying to balance fighting off freezing More...

State  Free Access 

Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House races

HARRISBURG (AP) — Lots of people want to run for Congress in Pennsylvania this year, but they may not yet know which district they live in.  More...

Federal law bars medical marijuana users from having guns or ammunition

HARRISBURG (AP) — The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortab More...

General News

Flesh-eating bacteria extremely rare

Dear Doctor: Every now and then I read about a death related to “flesh-eating bacteria” that was contracted in water of some sort. The most recent one was in the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey, near Houston. How does this happen? More...

Report: Death of Penn student investigated as act of rage

SANTA ANA, Calif. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Golden Gophers snap skid at Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. More...

Mularkey out

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Durant leads Warriors to 118-108 victory over Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 23 and the Golden State Warriors extended their road winning streak to 13 games with a 118-108 Martin Luther King holiday victory Monday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the More...

People/Pastimes

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary

Officers for the 2018 Huntingdon County Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary were installed recently, including, from the left, vice president Lydia Lane, president Nancy MacNamara, secretary Autum More...

United in Marriage

Dickie-Wenda

Kaley Lea Wenda, daughter of Michelle Smith and Keith Wenda of Lino Lakes, Minnesota, married David Dickie, son of Celeste and Marc Dickie of East Greenbush, New York, and grandson of Nancy and Richard Cox of Cass Township, in a ceremony Oct. More...

Send Greetings to ..

A card shower is being held in honor of Phyllis Irene (Wasson) Hanks of Huntingdon, who will celebrate her 100th birthday Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Capricorn if born before 3:32 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018:  More...

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