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SHC Rockets win Press Club honors

A long-standing tradition of Daily News Press Club excellence has been renewed at Southern Huntingdon County High School, as the Rockets picked up numerous awards Wednesday afternoon at the annual yearend Press Club awards luncheon at the Huntingdon More...

Mail carriers take part in annual food drive

For the 25th year in Huntingdon County, the Huntingdon post office will participate in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday, May 12.  Thomas Darin Hand, postmaster of the Huntingdon post office, said 5,903 nonperishable food items were colle More...

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Woman waives charges from April 8 crash

A 22-year-old Huntingdon woman facing felony aggravated assault by vehicle charges waived her preliminary hearing Wednesday in central court, remaining incarcerated in the Huntingdon County Jail on $500,000 cash bail.  More...

Huntingdon council members accept filter bid

A very brief special meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council members was held Tuesday night to accept a bid for a filter replacement at the borough’s wastewater treatment plant.  More...

Police Log

Police respond to incident   More...

General News

Hawaii volcano park to close amid concerns

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could soon send boulders and ash shooting out of its summit crater in the kind of explosive eruption last displayed nearly a century ago.  More...

Soaking in a hot bath offers benefits similar to exercise

Dear Doctor: Can a hot bath really burn as many calories as a brisk walk? If so, give me the hot bath any day!  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Celtics eliminate Sixers 114-112

BOSTON (AP) — With 2.4 seconds left and the Boston Celtics leading by one, Marcus Smart had a chance to all but clinch Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and eliminate Philadelphia by making a pair of free throws.  He missed the f More...

Gardner triple, Judge homer fuel Yankee comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner capped a slump-busting performance with a go ahead, two-run triple off Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning, Aaron Judge followed with a homer and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-6 Wednesday More...

Lehigh Valley wins 2-1 in five overtimes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This one kept going. And going. And going. And going. And going — straight into the American Hockey League record books.  More...

People/Pastimes

SSGC Plant Sale

The members of the Standing Stone Garden Club (SSGC) of Huntingdon, including members of the planning committee, from the left, Lynn Hajzak, Lois Kyper, Sue Quinn, Teri Taylor and Donna Leamer, welco More...

RSVP volunteers to be recognized

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Blair and Huntingdon Counties helps connect adults age 55 and older with volunteer opportunities in their communities. More...

Births

Joshua Bafia and Tierra Ronk of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Beau William Bafia, April 27, 2018, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

NASCAR

DOVER

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. SHR’s super showing  Stewart-Haas Racing is flexing its mechanical muscles. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. All eyes on Matt   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves

Where does Matt Kenseth finish at Kansas in his NASCAR return? GODSPEAK: I think Matt storms in like a hurricane and nabs a top-five finish. OK, maybe more like a Kansas duster and a top-10 result.  More...

JVSB members shift sixth grade

In a 7-1 vote Wednesday night, members of the Juniata Valley School Board approved moving next year’s sixth grade class to the high school building for the 2018-19 school year during their monthly meeting.  More...

Juniata College receives ranking  Free Access 

A newly-released ranking has placed Juniata College among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation with the announcement that College Consensus included the institution at number 82 in its “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges 2018. More...

Remembering the fallen

Huntingdon County PennDOT maintenance employee Craig Walker of Alexandria paused before the PennDOT Traveling Workers’ Memorial that was erected in front of the county maintenance office Wednes More...

State  Free Access 

Complaints rise as more coyotes settle in urban areas

NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) — The call of the wild is just outside most people’s back door these days. Or rather the yip and howl of the wild as Eastern coyote numbers climb, and the animals continue to turn up in surprising places.  More...

Mom sues man, school after teen taken to Mexico

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a Pennsylvania 16-year-old girl who police say was taken out of school and to Mexico by a 45-year-old man is suing him and the school, claiming she suffered financial, psychological and emotional harm.  More...

GOP gubernatorial primary campaign tops $20M

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 10   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

High School Softball Roundup:

Titans get first victory; Hornets and Trojans also win

Tussey Mountain 11, Southern Fulton 9  Tussey Mountain battered Southern Fulton pitcher Kaylie Golden for 20 hits Wednesday afternoon and pushed five runs home over the fifth and sixth innings to earn its first victory this season with an 11-9 w More...

High School Baseball Roundup:

Trojans top Eagles, ’Cats tie Dragons

Mount Union 3 Tyrone 1   The Mount Union baseball team ended its three-game mini slump Wednesday afternoon at Tyrone. More...

Bowie tops Curve 8-2

The Bowie Baysox broke out for 14 hits and scored six times against Mitch Keller to beat the Altoona Curve 8-2 during the final game of the homestand Wednesday morning at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (16-14) offense was held to 11 hits More...

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

Will your home be next?  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   As Kentucky Derby winner Justify prepares to run for the Triple Crown, Pennsylvania has a lot to be proud of with its own horse racing industry.  More...

You Should Know

Q: What is the nuclear deal the U.S. made with Iran?  More...

Mallard Fillmore

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Farm-Home-Garden

Huntingdon County’s newest dairy royalty crowned

Huntingdon County’s newest dairy royalty was crowned last weekend, as I passed on the title to another young lady who will spend the year promoting the dairy industry throughout the county.  More...

Standing Stone FFA members drive tractors, elect officers

Huntingdon Area High School’s (HAHS) Standing Stone FFA had a busy first week of May.  HAHS Students enjoyed the first Drive Your Tractor to School Day May 2.  More...

Outstanding youth recognized

The Huntingdon Rotary Club recognized the achievements of Huntingdon County 4-H and FFA members during its May 8 luncheon meeting. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Nobody likes to hear the truth

Dear Annie: From the time you are born, your parents and elders tell you to always tell the truth. When you go to school, your teachers tell you the same. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Pisces if born before 8:40 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 11, 2018:  More...

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