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Charlie Daniels, Alabama at BJC

For the legendary Charlie Daniels and his highly-recognizable fiddling, the adage “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” applies as he continues to delight audiences 61 years into his career — even though he admits he fiddles “all wrong.” Most notable during the band’s hit tune ...

Marvel closes extensive story with ‘Avengers: Endgame’

LOS ANGELES — About five years ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige found himself on a retreat in Palm Springs plotting the future for the wild, experimental “cinematic universe” that he helped start in 2008 . He wanted to do something that they hadn’t done. He wanted an ...

Egg hunts scheduled

St John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will hold an Easter egg hunt for all children in the community at 1 p.m. Saturday. Children will gather in the fellowship hall to complete an Easter craft and hear a short Easter message. Children then will be released by age groups to search for ...

Soup kitchen celebrates 16th year

The Community Soup Kitchen at the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 16th anniversary with a brief ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the lower level fellowship hall of the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church. During the ceremony, past directors, including Jane Brown, Deb Hetrick, ...

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Pet obituary-Jonah

Jonah 2008-2019 Jonah, beloved pet cat of Nancy Bolinda and Walt Frank of Tyrone, died April 8 after a brief illness. Jonah was adopted from the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society and became a wonderful, loving lap cat. He struggled with health issues undergoing surgery for polyps and ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Arabella Opelmae Brothers’ family include (from left): Tammy Houck of Altoona, grandmother; Nicole Hand of Altoona, mother, holding Arabella; and Shirley Musselman of Hollidaysburg, great-grandmother. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who ...

Dream of writing a children’s book becomes a reality

When I started writing this pet column two years ago, I was fulfilling a longtime dream for myself. However, I did not comprehend the number of people that the stories and information I shared would touch in such a positive way. I think I enjoy receiving cards, letters, notes and emails from ...

Service notes

ZACKARY DONOHUE U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zackary Donohue graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

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Penn State Altoona fall dean’s list

PENN STATE ALTOONA FALL DEAN’S LIST Autumn Adams, Houtzdale; Gene Ainsworth, Cresson; Brandis Ajay, Altoona; William Ajay, Altoona; Tessa Albert, Altoona; Brooke Albright, Martinsburg; Zechariah Allen, Altoona; Zechariah Allen, Altoona; Megan Allison, New Enterprise; Emily Altmanshofer, ...

Juniata College fall dean’s list

JUNIATA COLLEGE, HUNTINGDON FALL DEAN’S LIST Bedford County Brianna Dee Mowry, Imler; Olivia Kate Ackley, Bedford; Tristen Scott White, Everett; Adrianna Blair Whysong, Schellsburg; Austin Montgomery, Bedford; Jeremiah Dylan Bingham, Bedford; Lauren Elizabeth Diehl, Bedford. Blair ...

Dean’s list

SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY WINTER DEAN’S LIST Stephanie Anderson, Altoona; Sandra Edgerton, Altoona; Kelsey Weakland, Ashville; Andrew Aurandt, Altoona; Alyssa Bassler, Martinsburg; Jena Bowman, Altoona; Charles Diehl, Altoona; Hannah Hallman, Roaring Spring; ...

On campus

Student named Outstanding Witness HUNTINGDON — During the weekend of Jan. 26 and 27, the Juniata College Mock Trial teams competed in the Blue Jay Invitational at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. During the event, Molly Harris, a Juniata sophomore from Tyrone, received an ...

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Eden Henry, Matthew Crum

Eden Henry and Matthew Crum, both of Hollidays-burg, are engaged to be married. Miss Henry is the daughter of Mark and Susan (Giarth) Henry of Hollidaysburg. She is a 2013 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and a 2017 graduate of Penn State University, University Park, with a ...

Wendy Klett, Cody Smith

Wendy Klett of Portage and Cody Smith of Altoona are engaged to be married. Miss Klett is the daughter of Gary and Joann Klett of Portage. She is a 2010 graduate of Portage Area High School and received ans associate degree in respiratory care from the University of Pittsburgh at ...

Makenzie Wilt, John Negri III

Makenzie Wilt and John Negri III, both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. Miss Wilt is the daughter of Lori and Greg Lanzendorfer of Altoona. She is a 2011 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2015 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in ...

Carly Jennings, Dan Lang

Carly Jennings formerly of Bellwood and Virginia Beach, Va., and Dan Lang of South Plainfield, N.J., are engaged to be married. Miss Jennings is the daughter of Brenda Jennings and step-daughter to John Watson of Duncansville. She is a 2009 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School and The ...

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Jerry and Terry Everhart

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Everhart of 3017 Pine Ave., Altoona, will observe their 40th wedding anniversary on April 14. They were married April 14, 1979. Mrs. Everhart is the former Terry Weidler. The couple have two daughters and three grandchildren. Mrs. Everhart is employed at Hillview ...

Lars and Alfretta Larson

Mr. and Mrs. Lars Larson of Altoona will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were married April 11, 1949, in Fairfax, Va. Mrs. Larson is the former Alfretta Finney. They have three children: Charlene Heitsenrether of Clearfield, Kevin of Frederick, Md., and Kristie ...

Robert and Frances Beck

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beck of Woodbury celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary April 8. They were married April 8, 1944, in Washington D.C. by Rev. Stevens. The couple have four sons and one daughter. Their oldest son passed away at age 61. They also have seven grandchildren, nine ...

Dave and Theresa Wilt

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Wilt of Lakemont celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in September with an open house, surrounded by family and friends. Mrs. Wilt is the former Theresa Hoover. They have three children, Joy of Duncansville, Brandy of California, and Travis of Hollidaysburg. Dave and ...

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Brooke Wilson, Jamie Abrell

Brooke Wilson and Jamie Abrell were united in marriage Sept. 15 at Four Fillies Lodge, Peterstown, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Brenda and Jim Wilson of Flinton. The bridegroom is the son of Lonnie and Susie Abrell of Paw Paw, West Virginia. Todd Gray was the officiant. The bride was ...

Erin Paul, Matthew Landfried

Erin Paul and Matthew Landfried were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. July 7 at Bree-Z-Acres, Warriors Mark. The bride is the daughter of Virginia and Jerry Paul of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Sherry and Kevin Landfried, Clarion. The Rev. John Emig performed the double-ring ...

Jaclyn Johnson, Christopher Dietze

Jaclyn Johnson and Christopher Dietze were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Heron Hill Winery, Hammondsport, N.Y. The bride is the daughter of Eric and Jodi Johnson, both of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Carl and Karen Dietze, both of Hollidaysburg. Pastor Drew McCaffery ...

Jessica Schraff, Corey Sell

Jessica Schraff and Corey Sell were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. July 14 at Wedding Pointe, Lake Raystown Resort, Entriken. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Karen Schraff of Duncansville. The bridegroom is the son of Tom and April Sell of Hollidaysburg. Pastor Chris McAviney ...