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Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast under-ground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world. Subaquatic archaeologist Guillermo de Anda said the cave ...

Language spoken in ‘Black Panther’ is real

JOHANNESBURG — Much of what is seen in “Black Panther” is fictional, including the country where the movie is based. But in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive clicks and other sounds that had some cast members struggling to speak it. “The clicks ...

‘Fortune Teller,’ Caravaggio installation anchors in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — The celebrated painting “The For-tune Teller” by Caravaggio is going on display in Mexico City in what curators describe as a multi-sensory exhibit that brings the public into the Italian baroque master’s world. The exposition “Caravag-gio. A Work, a Legacy” centers ...

Oscars fashion through the year: The great and the puzzling

NEW YORK — A radiant Grace Kelly glided from her seat, pulling up her long opera gloves, her little evening bag balanced on one arm, as she collected a best actress trophy for “The Country Girl” at the 1955 Academy Awards. She kept her speech short and sweet: “The thrill of this ...

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Penn State Altoona fall dean’s list

PENN STATE ALTOONA FALL DEAN’S LIST Bedford County Megan Allison, New Enterprise; Hunter Biesinger, Imler; Sophia Black, Everett; Emma Burke, Everett; Jazlyn Claycomb, Roaring Spring; Cody Eisaman, Bedford; Gage Hays, Everett; Nicole Koontz, Everett; Taylor Leach, New Enterprise; Cody ...

Pinewood Derby

Courtesy photo Cub Scout Pack 57 of Roaring Spring held its Pinewood Derby at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring on Jan. 20. The overall winners moving onto the Chief Logan District Pinewood Derby at the Logan Valley Mall on May 19 are Jacob Heuston, Bear Den, first; Bailey ...

Club notes

Garden club to meet Monday at library The Blair Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the community room at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library. Amber Altiero, regional leader with Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group, will present a seminar on tick bite prevention. This ...

Applications being accepted for Triolo music competition

UNIVERSITY PARK — The 34th Phyllis Triolo Mu-sic Competition will be held on May 19 for middle and high school students in central Pennsylvania. The competition is sponsored by the Central Penn-sylvania Music Teachers Association in cooperation with the School of Music at Penn State and ...

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Penn State Altoona fall dean’s list

PENN STATE ALTOONA FALL DEAN’S LIST Bedford County Megan Allison, New Enterprise; Hunter Biesinger, Imler; Sophia Black, Everett; Emma Burke, Everett; Jazlyn Claycomb, Roaring Spring; Cody Eisaman, Bedford; Gage Hays, Everett; Nicole Koontz, Everett; Taylor Leach, New Enterprise; Cody ...

Pinewood Derby

Courtesy photo Cub Scout Pack 57 of Roaring Spring held its Pinewood Derby at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring on Jan. 20. The overall winners moving onto the Chief Logan District Pinewood Derby at the Logan Valley Mall on May 19 are Jacob Heuston, Bear Den, first; Bailey ...

Applications being accepted for Triolo music competition

UNIVERSITY PARK — The 34th Phyllis Triolo Mu-sic Competition will be held on May 19 for middle and high school students in central Pennsylvania. The competition is sponsored by the Central Penn-sylvania Music Teachers Association in cooperation with the School of Music at Penn State and ...

Dean’s list

JUNIATA COLLEGE, HUNTINGDON FALL DEAN’S LIST Bedford County — Brent Andrew Baker, New Enterprise; Jennifer Carthew, Fishertown; Allison Price, New Enterprise; Ashley Elizabeth Clark, Saxton. Blair County — Devyn Nicole Allmond, Altoona; Amber Paige Boring, Altoona; Noelle Dawn ...

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Kimberly Bumbarger, Jacob Karcher

Kimberly Marie Bumbarger of Altoona and Jacob Stanley Karcher of Roaring Spring are engaged to be married. Miss Bumbarger is the daughter of Norman and Janet Bumbarger of Altoona. She is a 2011 graduate of Altoona Area High School and the cabinetmaking program at Greater Altoona Career and ...

Caitlyn Anderson, Jordan Wiley

Caitlyn Cecilia Anderson and Jordan Michael Wiley, both of New Cumberland, are engaged to be married. Miss Anderson is the daughter of Kevin and Cecilia Anderson of Mechanicsburg. She is a 2008 graduate of Red Land High School, Lewisberry, and a 2014 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh ...

Chelsey Settimio, Kyler Roesch

Chelsey M. Settimio and Kyler P. Roesch, both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. Miss Settimio is the daughter of Mike and Crissy Settimio of Altoona. She is a 2007 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2011 graduate of Penn State Altoona with a degree in nursing. She is employed ...

Lindzie Huff, Randy Miles Jr.

Lindzie Huff and Randy Miles Jr., both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. Miss Huff is the daughter of Drew and Dawn Huff of Altoona. Mr. Miles is the son of Kathy and Pat Kibler of Hollidaysburg and Randy and Jan Miles of Tyrone. A Sept. 15 wedding is being planned at the 28th ...

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Barry and Patty Aungst

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Aungst celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 12. A total of 133 family and friends celebrated with them at their home in rural Williamsburg. They were married Aug. 12, 1967, in Roaring Spring. Mrs. Aungst is the former Patty Patterson. The couple have four ...

Jack and Carol Brantner

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brantner of Tyrone celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 15. They were married Feb. 15, 1958, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Tyrone. Mrs. Brantner is the former Carol Hughes. Mr. Brantner retired from Chicago Rivet & Machine Co., Tyrone, after 40 ...

Raymond and Leslie Stiffler

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stiffler of 3436 Beale Ave., Altoona, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Dec. 2 with a family surprise party on Feb. 10 and a Caribbean cruise. They were married Feb. 13, 1993, at Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Hollidaysburg. Mrs. Stiffler is the ...

Dennis and Susan Wagner

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis “Dutch” Wagner of Altoona celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Texas Roadhouse, Altoona. They were married Dec. 10, 1982, in Altoona. Mrs. Wagner is the former Susan “Sue” Lattieri. The couple have three sons: Dennis Jr. “DJ” ...

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Jaime Hutchison, David Ziegler

Jaime Hutchison and David Ziegler were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at home plate at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Lynwood and Joni (Foor) Hutchison of Duncansville. The bridegroom is the son of Charles and Kathy (Parsons) of Mount Union. Pastor ...

Michelle Murray, Michael Swope

Michelle Murray and Michael Swope were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in an outdoor ceremony at Two Rivers Mansion, Nashville. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Joan Koloz of Chicago. The bridegroom is the son of Edward and Myrna Swope of Altoona. Pastor Derek Bareman ...

Brandi Cowan, Tyler McCracken

Brandi Cowan and Tyler McCracken were united in marriage at 4 p.m. June 17 at the Edith Davis Eve Memorial Chapel at Penn State Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Wendy Cowan of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Fredric McCracken Jr. of Altoona and Susan Sprankle of ...

TommiAnn Church, Christopher Tromm

TommiAnn Church and Christopher Tromm were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg. The bride is the daughter of Don and Lisa (Eichel-berger) Church of Hollidaysburg. The bridegroom is the son of Rick and Mary Ann (Karl) Tromm of ...