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Life is not a bucket list

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Many people draft a so-called “bucket list” or a list of things they wish to accomplish before they die. The interesting thing about a bucket list is not so much what is in it but how the list changes with age. If you are a senior citizen and just working on your bucket list, chances are ...

Scholarship ride to benefit military

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The 2019 United States Veterans Scholarship Ride will take place April 27, starting and ending at the State College American Legion. The Pennsylvania Chapter of the U.S. Veterans Motorcycle Club is organizing the ride in support of the Penn State World Campus Veterans ...

Mueller report changes few minds in Washington, D.C.

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Last week’s long-awaited release of an investigation into 2016 election interference drew new battle lines in Congress, with local Republicans calling the report a vindication and Democrats split over a potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. The so-called Mueller report, compiled ...

Commissioner candidate forum set

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A candidate forum for the two open Blair County commissioner seats will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bavarian Hall at 112 S. 13th St. The forum, hosted by the Blair County Tea Party and Indivisible Blair County, will feature Republican incumbent Bruce Erb and Democratic incumbent Ted Beam ...

Roadwork

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HOPEWELL Traffic to switch on Hopewell project PennDOT has announced that traffic will be switched on Tuesday on the Hopewell Bridge Replacement Project in Hopewell Borough, Bedford County. The contractor, HRI Inc. of State College, will use temporary concrete barriers to switch traffic ...

Marriage licenses

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Blair County John Howard II and Elizabeth Dawson, both of Altoona. Bedford County Nathan Carr and Stephanie Downie, both of Everett. Levi Rodney Leo Walker, Hopewell, and Kayla Nicole Musselman, Claysburg. Cambria County Arnold Cleaver, Johnstown, and Samantha Arnett, Portage. ...

Judge reverses zoning decision

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A visiting judge in Blair County Court recently reversed a decision by the Hollidaysburg Zoning Board that would have allowed construction of an apartment building in Gaysport in violation of borough zoning rules. The structure was proposed for 431 Bedford St., the site of ...

Woman: God told me to steal wine, food

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From Mirror staff reports An Altoona woman told police God told her to steal wine and groceries from an East Chestnut Avenue supermarket. She now faces a felony shoplifting charge. Terry Sue Wineland, 56, of Altoona, was arrested Monday after loss prevention employees of Martin’s Food ...

Controlled burn set for Game Lands

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From Mirror staff reports The Pennsylvania Game Com­mission plans to conduct a controlled burn in the Southcentral Region’s Area 420 near Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County next week. The burn will be conducted only if weather conditions are favorable. The 342-acre forested burn is ...

Pastor remembered for sharing God’s love with others

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Locals are remembering the love spread through God by a local pastor who died earlier this week. Rodney Lynn Lingenfelter, a pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Juniata, died in a mowing accident at his Roaring Spring home Wednesday. He was 71 years old. Family and church members ...

A tisket, a tasket

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Andrea Peterman, owner of Peterman’s Flower Shop in Juniata, places an Easter flower bouquet into a decorative barrel on Friday. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Checkpoint stop leads to arrest

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From Mirror staff reports A Cresson man faces felony and misdemeanor drug charges after a DUI checkpoint in East Free­dom earlier this month. Marcus J. Eichenlaub, 20, of Cresson, was de­tained the night of April 5, after the car he was riding in was directed to park because of a broken ...

Area briefs

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GOP women to host candidates The Central Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women will host a debate with Republican candidates running for Blair County commissioner at 6:30 p.m. May 2 at the Altoona Grand Hotel. Matthew Arenault, assistant professor of political science at Mount Aloysius ...

Police: Fingerprint leads to arrest

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From Mirror staff reports A latent fingerprint from a September burglary has landed a Claysburg man in jail on felony charges. William Phoenix McKin­ley Dibert, 22, of 2176 Chapell Lane, is accused of sneaking in an unlocked window on the 400 block of Hilltop Road in Claysburg back on ...

Roaring Spring woman accused of stealing checks

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From Mirror staff reports A Roaring Spring woman faces 18 felony counts after police say she stole checks and used the credit cards of a man she did housework and other chores for in late 2018. Tanya J. White, 38, of 404 Main St., remains free on an unsecured $25,000 bond and is scheduled ...

Blandburg man dies from injuries

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From Mirror staff reports CLEARFIELD — A Bland­burg man who crashed his car in early April has died. Arthur R. Britten, 32, died Wednesday of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash on April 2 in Penn Township, Clearfield County, according to state police and Britten’s obituary. ...

Historic site hosts Friends meeting

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From Mirror staff reports GALLITZIN — Alle­ghe­ny Portage Railroad Na­tional Historic Site will host a Friends-Raising meet­ing at 6 p.m. Wed­nesday in the park’s visitor center at 110 Federal Park Road. Park Superintendent Steph­en M. Clark and other staff will share what’s ...

City man pleads to child porn charge

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From Mirror staff reports JOHNSTOWN — An Altoona man has rendered a guilty plea in federal court to possession of child pornography. John F. Boslet, 53, of 1302 N. Second St., is scheduled for sentencing at 10 a.m. Aug. 12, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Scott W. ...

Smooth operator

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A plasterer works in the rain on the Graystone Grande Palazzo along Seventh Avenue in Altoona on Friday. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski