March 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers sought to plant new trees

A community-wide project will both celebrate the past and look to the future as 250 trees will be planted Saturday, April 8, in honor of Huntingdon Borough’s upcoming 250th anniversary.  More...

Empty Bowls to fill local food pantries

The annual Empty Bowls dinner will once again serve to help fill area food pantries, an 11-year tradition which will take place from 5-7 p.m. More...

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Local News

Rockhill leaders talk spring maintenance plans

The Rockhill Borough council met Monday for its regular monthly meeting.  Although brief, council did note some things it wishes to look into as the spring and summer months approach.  More...

Police Log

Propulsion of missiles   SHIRLEY TWP. — A 26-year-old Clay Township man reported to state police at Huntingdon that his windshield was struck by a thrown object at 11:51 a.m. Feb. 26. The incident remains under investigation. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Happy ending for teen who had been kidnapped

75 Years Ago  A costly fire in the Westbrook Arcade building at 709 Washington St. at 11:55 this forenoon was averted by the timely arrival and efficient work of the Huntingdon firemen. The blaze was brought under control in 20 minutes.  More...

NY state to repair vehicle used by former Gov. FDR

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state-owned car used by Franklin D. Roosevelt while governor of New York is heading into the shop for some repairs.  More...

Manage mind-heart connection with exercise and stress reduction

Dear Doctor: News reports are saying that researchers have figured out how stress causes a heart attack, and that it all starts in the brain. I quit smoking, I exercise and I’ve switched to a healthy diet. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mets’ Familia accepts suspension; Phils beat Bucs

Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, discipline stemming from an altercation last October.  More...

Westbrook scores 57 to rally Thunder

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

Blackhawks down slumping Pens 5-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Artemi Panarin and Richard Panik started a four-goal first period for Chicago, and the Blackhawks moved closer to locking up the Central Division title with a 5-1 victory over the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday.&nb More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Ryan Michael Brown, 20012 King St., Saxton, and Jenna Marie Panosetti, 9754 Pogue Road, Three Springs.   More...

Special event highlights hidden talents

Everyone has a special talent or ability, and at a special event held at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, Tuesday, people’s pastimes were showcased.  Staff members, volunteers and residents took part in hobby fair event, with 15 displays hig More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Robert “Bobby” Edward Wasson, who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, March 30, 2017. His proud parents are Robert and Kaylie Wasson of Newton Hamilton. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Divided over religious upbringing

Dear Annie: My husband, who is serving in the Army, is loving and caring and is a wonderful father to his two children. He works hard for his family. He just has one flaw: He has a very strong contempt for the Roman Catholic Church.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Taurus if born before 12:42 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 31, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

MU receives grant funding

The Mount Union Municipal Authority has received grant money that will go toward a much-needed project.  A press release from state Rep. More...

CJAB hears data analysis update

The Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) met Wednesday to hear the conclusion of an assessment to address the county jail population.  The purpose of the assessment was to aid in future decisions with a goal of preventing excessive numbers as More...

State park to provide pet-friendly campsites

As part of a state initiative for greater inclusion of pets at state parks, Greenwood Furnace State Park has added more pet-friendly campsites, making a total of 15 pet camping sites now available for the upcoming season.  While this isn’t More...

State  Free Access 

IBEW trains young electricians for a lifelong career

UPPER CHICHESTER (AP) — In one room, the adult and infant mannequins lay on the tables. In another, a series of pipes are lined against a wall opposite a crane. More...

Proposed historical marker for tennis great rejected again

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania panel once again rejected a historical marker for Philadelphia tennis great Bill Tilden.  Tilden became the first American to win Wimbledon in 1920 and also won seven U.S. championships. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 30   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:

Gearhart tosses no-no in Trojans’ 10-0 win

Junior Sarah Gearhart logged her second win of the season and threw a great game Wednesday, tossing a no-hitter against Inter-County Conference North foe Bellwood-Antis. More...

High School Baseball:

Rockets open with 10-0 win

The Southern Huntingdon baseball team got its season off to a good start Wednesday afternoon, shutting out visiting Tussey Mountain 10-0 over five innings. More...

H.S. Baseball:

Mount Union holds off Bellwood 8-5

Mount Union got plenty of opportunities to score runs thanks to visiting Bellwood Wednesday afternoon. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  Congress must respond to CDBG funding threat, March 28   More...

Op-Ed Access to paid family leave varies considerably

Americans generally support paid family and medical leave, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. But relatively few workers have access to paid leave, and access varies considerably by industry and by the type and size of the employer.  More...

Letter to the Editor

My real estate taxes are too high  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Blue Juniata FFA members hold consignment auction

The Blue Juniata FFA Chapter at Juniata Valley High School held its fifth annual consignment auction March 18 at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds. More...

Easter nest cupcakes are full of ‘dairy fun’

To get everyone excited for this Easter season, I will be bringing a new and fun recipe to you each week from now, until Easter! More...

SHC FFA members attend conference

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter attended the Agricultural Cooperation Establishes Success (ACES) conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Harrisburg Feb. 11-12.  More...

NASCAR

CALIFORNIA

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Average finish  Kyle Larson’s average finish in his past four starts is 1.75. How is that possible? Going into California, the 24-year-old driver had scored three consecutive secondplace finishes. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Whisker watch   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Kyle Larson, contender?   More...

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