April Feagley

Job Title: People & Pastimes and Religion Editor, Staff Writer
Covers: Huntingdon County Planning Commission, Juniata College
About: April began working at The Daily News in 2011 after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at Lancaster Bible College. She is a 1992 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School, where she was a participant in the press club.
Phone: (814) 643-4040 ext. 132

Other articles by this author

Narcan now stocked in area schools

   Almost exactly two years after Gov. Tom Wolf announced a partnership to provide Narcan to the state’s public schools, the life-saving medication is stocked at each of area’s school districts. Full Story


County’s library has new director

   Huntingdon County Library’s new executive director Lisa Erickson is looking forward to making connections and branching out with programs and services to serve area residents. Full Story

Marijuana use linked to issues

   As legalization and discussion of legalization of marijuana for both recreational and medicinal use takes place across the country, medical care providers are observing increased use among pregnant women.  Full Story


Influenza is widespread

Youngsters among those hit hardest during flu season

   This year’s flu season has been tough on many, but youngsters seem to be among those hardest hit.  A recent update issued by the state Department of Health reported that influenza continues to be widespread across the United States, with t Full Story


New feature celebrates local landmarks

   A new Daily News People & Pastimes feature will celebrate both local landmarks and hidden hideaways by asking readers to participate in What and Where Wednesday.  From Raystown Lake to the region’s many cultural events, residents and v Full Story


Vigil held to remember those lost

   Representatives from area churches gathered with members of the community Tuesday evening at the Abbey Reformed United Church of Christ for a candlelight memorial vigil in memory of those lost to addiction.  The event was organized by HARM (Hunt Full Story

Eastern mountain lion declared to be extinct

   Once one of the region’s apex predators, the eastern cougar, also known as the eastern puma, mountain lion or catamount, has officially been declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFW) service.  Full Story


Planning a new facility

Construction project to improve local animal shelter

   Plans for comprehensive renovations are underway at the Huntingdon County Humane Society (HCHS), 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon, to better serve animals in need in both Huntingdon and Mifflin counties.  Full Story

Grant to fund drug programs

   Recently-awarded grant funding will provide for vital programming to work toward overcoming the opioid epidemic ravaging local communities. Full Story


Syrup producers start tapping trees

   Bitter cold may yet return, as winter is far from over, but sweetness is in the forecast as maple syrup producers set out into the woods to tap into a treasured local resource.  Full Story

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