October 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Adults hear fire prevention message

While the messages delivered during National Fire Prevention Week are often aimed at children, local firefighters hope that by educated the youngest in their communities, the message will resonate with their parents and guardians as well.  More...

Elementaries’ futures discussed at meeting

The future of Southern Huntingdon County School District’s elementary schools was discussed during the district’s school board workshop meeting Wednesday night.  More...

Local News

Police Log

Criminal mischief   SHIRLEY TWP. — A 75-year-old Shirley Township man reported to state police at Huntingdon someone damaged his mailbox by unknown means, then fled in an unknown direction, at 10 p.m. Oct. 5.  More...

Wood Twp. Supervisors hear housing project update

The Wood Township Supervisors reviewed updated information Oct. 3 about an elderly housing project being proposed for the former Robertsdale Elementary School which price tag has been set at a projected $3.9 million. More...

Alexandria Library

Fall is in the air and the Alexandria Memorial Public Library is gearing up for an October full of fun.  This Saturday, Oc.13, make a stop at the Friends of the Library booth at Hartslog Day, where you can pick out a free book and help support t More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Hataoka leads by two after opening 65

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Nasa Hataoka of Japan fired a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Thursday.  Danielle Kang and Charley Hull were two shots back on a chilly, windy, dam More...

Shazier finding ways to help

PITTSBURGH (AP) — At least one portion of Ryan Shazier’s daily routine hasn’t changed much from the previous time the Pittsburgh Steelers were preparing to face Cincinnati, even if the rest of the injured linebacker’s life is More...

Justin Thomas three strokes back

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Justin Thomas birdied four of his last five holes for a 6-under 66 and was three strokes behind first-round leader and fellow American Bronson Burgoon at the CIMB Classic on Thursday.  More...

Editorial

State Senate candidates respond to questions

Once again the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with The Daily News to help you become an informed voter. With the Tuesday, Nov. More...

Op-Ed

Virginians show real face of poverty

On a recent night in Richmond, Virginia, speaker after speaker came forward to talk about the multidimensional reality of poverty. The setting was a hearing held by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.  More...

You Should Know

Q: Why and how are tropical storms and hurricanes named?  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County 4-H member is Stockman of Year

Jocelynn Whitsel of Huntingdon County captured the top individual honor, Keystone Junior Stockman of the Year, at the 2018 Stockman’s Contest at the 2018 Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) in Harrisburg Oct. More...

Three Springs teen is Outstanding 4-H Boy

Jarred Covert of Three Springs was among four Pennsylvania students named Outstanding 4-H and FFA Youth during the 62nd Annual Keystone International Livestock Expo, held in Harrisburg, Oct. 4.  More...

Incorporate dairy recipes into fall activities

There are so many things to love about fall: football games, parades, festivals and Halloween festivities. However, none of these activities would be nearly as enjoyable without food. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sitting idle while grieving

Dear Annie: I’m a retired man. My elderly mom lived with me for a long time, and I stayed busy with her. She recently passed, and I’m having a hard time getting motivated to do anything. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 5:53 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Oct. 12, 2018  More...

Special Sections

Another partner named

Hospital officials to work with Penn Highlands Healthcare

Though J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital officials originally signed a letter of intent with Post Acute Medical LLC in July, after working through negotiations, they have decided to go with another partner — Penn Highlands Healthcare. More...

JVSB members hear grant options

During their monthly meeting Wednesday, Juniata Valley School Board members heard plans from superintendent Michael Zinobile to submit a grant application to further aid in the safety and security of the school.  More...

Children take part in agricultural event

Area students spent their school day outside learning about an important local industry Wednesday at the annual Agriculture in the Classroom event at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds.  More...

General News

Influenza and colds most commonly transferred through saliva

Dear Doctor: How contagious is spit? I read that an Ohio man with hepatitis C was sentenced to 18 months in prison for spitting at police officers and paramedics. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 11   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

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (5-2, 5-1 ICC) at Moshannon Valley (2-5, 2-4 ICC), 7 p.m.  More...

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Huntingdon (2-5, 0-4 ML) at Philipsburg-Osceola (1-6, 0-4 ML), 7 p.m.  More...

Southern Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Everett (5-2) at Southern Huntingdon (5-2), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review: Southern Huntingdon fell behind 21-0 early in the second period at Tussey Mountain. More...

People/Pastimes

Teen attains Eagle Scout rank

Devin R. Deihl, second from the left, completed his Eagle Scout project, a trail shelter at Lower Trail near Alexandria recently. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held Oct. More...

SSGC members learn about African violets

The Standing Stone Garden Club meeting Sept. 18 was co-hosted by co-president Lois Kyper and club member Virginia Lecrone.  More...

Cub Scout Pack 226 members learn history

Members of Cub Scout Pack 226, McConnellstown, including, from the left, leader Rebecca Estep, Brysen Heisch, Levi Dysard, Corinna Wilson and Trevor Wilson, spent time at a recent den meeting making More...

NASCAR

TALLADEGA

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. In the hole   More...

DOVER

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Pat on back  Chase Elliott got a pat on the back from his car owner Rick Hendrick after winning Dover. “You know he is smart, he is like his dad,” he said. More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves

What’s your percentage on Chase Elliott’s chance to win the championship? GODSPEAK: Young Chase improved his standing by winning Dover and advancing. He moved up to a 50 percent chance.  More...

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