June 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Vouchers available for WIC recipients

The local WIC offices in Huntingdon County are hoping to encourage those who are eligible to learn more about the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, and they do this in a variety of ways.  One of those ways included a celebration at the Hu More...

Forecasters on site at Creation festival

There may be safety in numbers, but the larger the numbers, the concerns for safety multiply exponentially.  With 25,000-30,000 people occupying the grounds of Agape Farm in Cromwell Township for the annual Creation Northeast Festival, public s More...

State  Free Access 

Unions vow to do job, despite loss in court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania labor unions vowed to keep doing their job representing workers after Tuesday’s U.S. More...

Man ordered to trial in slaying of woman

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of a woman who was seeking a paternity test and child support from him.  Thirty-six-year-old Bobbie Mitchell Jr. More...

Lawmakers leave state capitol with bills dangling

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 28   Huntingdon House o Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643-2801 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

District 9-10 Little League:

Mount Union posts 11-2 win

The Mount Union 9-10- year-old Little League all-stars played their first game Wednesday evening against visiting Huntingdon. Mount Union drew a bye in the first round of the tournament that is made up of just three teams. More...

Streaking Curve beat Sens

The Altoona Curve rolled to their fourth consecutive victory over the Harrisburg Senators with a 7-2 win on Wednesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

Strickler and Kyper win HCC two-ball

Ryan Strickler and Dave Kyper teamed to top Ryan Franks and Andy Fouse in the final match of the 16th annual Huntingdon Country Club Invitational held June 15-17.  A total of 96 golfers participated in the two-man, match play event. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  Opioid lawsuit a welcome step, June 20   One disturbing aspect of the opioid addiction crisis is the legal and commercial avenues through which it was propagated.  More...

Op-Ed

The ‘little miracle’ of The Declaration of Independence

The Second Continental Congress, having been convened for six months, had been engaged in the wrestle for or against independence, the vast majority of delegates being decidedly against such drastic action most of this time. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support ban to protect waterways  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   We all have fond memories about our favorite bodies of water, whether it be a trip to the beach, a day at the lake or a swim in the river.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

West Township teen wins national ag crown

A West Township teen was named Miss Junior United States Agriculture at the national pageant in Birmingham, Alabama, June 23.  Gabriella Coffman of West Township, is the 13-year-old the daughter of Kevin and Stephenie Coffman, represented Centre More...

Wood Valley Wranglers Saddle Club hold June show

The Wood Valley Wranglers Saddle Club on Fairgrounds Road, Huntingdon, held its monthly show June 9.  The following are the placings for the speed events:  Taylor Harker won 1D Barrels on Maggie.  Ryleah Woodward won 2D Barrels on Juni More...

Standing Stone FFA members qualify for Big E

Students from the Standing Stone FFA chapter at Huntingdon Area High School recently competed at State Days at Penn State. University, University Park.  More...

School News

Students presented with awards for winning essays

The members of the Mapleton American Legion Post 322 recently presented prizes to students at Mount Union-Kistler Elementary School for their winning entries in the annual Americanism Essay Contest.  This contest is for students in the third thr More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 4:47 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 29, 2018:  More...

Special Sections

Heat, humidity move into area

After seasonable temperatures have graced the forecast for the month of June, the end of the month through the Fourth of July will be met with the three H’s — hazy, hot and humid.  The first significant heat wave of the summer is exp More...

Fire destroys apartment building

A pillar of smoke and flame rose in the sky over Mount Union Borough Wednesday morning as emergency crews rushed to battle the blaze that displaced 21 men, women and children.   The fire at an apartment house at 108 W. More...

Consumers urged to use electric shift

In the summertime, the natural tendency may be to turn up the air conditioning, but doing so can increase the electric bill for the summer months and for the year to come.  More...

Obituaries

Local News

Pastor charged for not reporting abuse

A local church pastor has been charged with endangering the welfare of children for not doing his part as a mandated reporter when a minor told him of sexual abuse.  David Fisher, 63, Alexandria, has been charged with not reporting incidents of More...

Police Log

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Man’s reckless endangerment case waived in court

The June 20 afternoon schedule of central court was lengthy, magisterial district judge Doug Gummo taking over the bench after magisterial district judge Rufus Brenneman presided over the morning session.  More...

General News

Supreme Court Justice’s retirement roils election-year landscape

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing could have shifted the political landscape more than this.  Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement and President Donald Trump’s pledge to move quickly to fill the seat guarantee a searing sum More...

Cognitive dysfunction a concern for elderly patients

Dear Doctor: My 81-year-old father is scheduled for a heart procedure, and I’m actually less worried about the surgery itself than the effects of the anesthesia. I’ve read that it can lead to memory loss in the elderly. More...

Inmate wants death by firing squad

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate who confessed to four slayings and at least nine rapes is set for lethal injection Wednesday amid concerns from his lawyers that his health issues make it likely his execution will cause him unc More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

College World Series:

Oregon State rebounds 5-3

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State hadn’t been able to catch a break in the College World Series finals. And then the ninth inning happened Wednesday night.  Three Arkansas fielders watched a foul ball drop between them with two outs. More...

World Cup Soccer:

Sweden blanks Mexico 3-0; both advance

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Sweden was so dominant against Mexico at the World Cup that the best Mexican plays of the night were made 600 miles away by South Koreans.  More...

Diggins leads Wings to win over Aces

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored eight of her 29 points in the final 1:04 and added eight assists in the Dallas Wings’ 97-91 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night.  Liz Cambage had 17 points and 11 rebounds f More...

People/Pastimes

Family members to host 100th annual reunion

For a century, the descendants of a German couple who settled in Juniata Township in the late 1850s have come together to celebrate shared heritage and history.  The 100th annual Bush family reunion will be held at noon Sunday, July 15, at River More...

Festive facts to help celebrate Independence Day

Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the birth of their nation and independence from Great Britain. This day marks the anniversary of the presentation and acceptance of the Declaration of Independence, signed 242 years ago on July 4, 1776.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Mabel Bollinger of Mill Creek, who will celebrate her 99th birthday Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. Greetings may be sent to P.O. More...

Annie's Mailbox

People have no compassion for child with special needs

Dear Annie: I have a 3-year-old grandson with autism who is nonverbal. “JT” makes a lot of noises (i.e., yells) to let us know what he needs. More...

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