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Trackers help fat pets on a diet

PRAGUE — When Czech entrepreneur Robert Hasek began jogging with his dog, Darwin, the three-mile runs were making the bull terrier sick with fatigue. Hasek was surprised, thinking his dog led a healthy lifestyle. To solve the mystery, he strapped a Fitbit to Darwin and discovered he was ...

The Eagles snatch No.1 album of all-time from ‘Thriller’

NEW YORK — The Eagles’ greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become history’s best-selling album of all-time. The Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press on Monday that the Eagles’ album — “Their Greatest Hits ...

Gretchen Carlson: Miss America’s claims cost pageant $75K

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has struck back against the reigning Miss America, saying Cara Mund’s allegations that Carlson and others bullied her have led to a loss of $75,000 in scholarship money for this year’s contestants. In a Twitter post late ...

Culinary greats honor late French master chef Joel Robuchon

PARIS — Hundreds of people, among them scores of chefs and students of the culinary arts from around the world, gathered last week to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine, the late French chef Joel Robuchon. The chefs, many wearing white uniforms but some clad in ...

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5 generations Miller

Five generations of Savannah Miller’s family include (from left): front — Gloria Wolfe of Altoona, great-great-grandmother, holding Savannah; back — Taylor Herr of Williamsburg, mother; Andy Herr of Roaring Spring, grandfather; and Cindy Herr of Altoona, great-grandmother.

‘Dancing Thru the Decades’ set for Sept. 8 at the Jaffa Shrine

Event will benefit Home Nursing Healing Patch From the Beatles to Beyonce, the Home Nursing Agency Decades Club will present “Dancing Thru the Decades” from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Jaffa Shrine, Altoona. All proceeds will benefit the Home Nursing Agency Healing Patch ...

Revisiting the ins and outs of getting insurance for pets

I am the queen of procrastination. Often that comes back to bite me big time. When we adopted Rio, our 17-month-old German shepherd, last year, I started to explore pet health insurance. I figured if any of our pets were going to chew, destroy and ingest the wrong item, it would be her. ...

Club notes

Patton Garden Club presents awards PATTON — The Patton Garden Club has given the “Garden of Distinction” award this year to Denny and Theresa Baker who live on Beaver Valley Road, and Carol Brown of Beech Street. The club’s annual mum sale will take place on Aug. 25. Orders can be ...

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Area IUP students named Provost Scholars

INDIANA, Pa. — Students from the area have been recognized as Provost Scholars at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Provost Scholar ...

Graduates

LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY Bedford County Kelsey Koontz, Bedford, B.S., health sciences, summa cum laude; Alexis Weicht, Everett, B.S., sport administration. Blair County Kiersten Batiste, Duncansville, B.S., health sciences; Anne Dombrowski, Altoona, B.S., athletic training, magna cum ...

Glendale golf outing nets $12,300

LUMBER CITY — Director Richard Snyder has announced the winners of the 14th annual Glendale Education Foundation Golf Tournament fundraiser held on June 8 at Eagles Ridge Golf Club. With a score of 56, the foursome of Mike Walker, Martin Kyper III, George Flaherty IV and Jerry Janickey ...

PSU Altoona names students to dean’s list

Penn State Altoona recently announced its dean’s list for the spring semester. Bedford County Megan Allison, New Enterprise; Cassie Barkman, Breezewood; Sophia Black, Everett; William Bonn, Bedford; Emma Burke, Everett; Elissa Calhoun, Bedford; Cody Eisaman, Bedford; Carroll Giese, ...

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Lindsay Carland, Tyler Smith

Lindsay Rai Carland and Tyler Jack Smith, both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. Miss Carland is the daughter of Ralph and Linda Carland of Altoona. She is a 2014 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2018 graduate of Saint Francis University, Loretto, with a bachelor’s degree ...

Dr. Kristine Brown, Dr. Jamie Latos

Dr. Kristine Nicole Brown and Dr. Jamie Christopher Latos, both of Charleston, S.C., are engaged to be married. Dr. Brown is the daughter of Tim Brown of Duncansville and Mary Brown of Andover, Kan. She is a 2005 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School; a 2009 graduate of Juniata ...

Elizabeth Jones, Joseph Smith III

Elizabeth Jones of Virginia Beach, Va., and Joseph Smith III of Altoona are engaged to be married. Miss Jones is the daughter of David Jones of Virginia Beach and the late Cathy Jones. She is a 2006 graduate of Currituck County High School, Barco, N.C., and a 2016 graduate of Old Dominion ...

Alisa Barnes, Spc. Nick Little

Alisa Barnes of Altoona and Army Spc. Nick Little of Richmond, Va., are engaged to be married. Miss Barnes is the daughter of Michael and Jessica Barnes of Altoona. She is a 2014 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2018 graduate of Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, with a bachelor of ...

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John Sr. and Esther Myers

Mr. and Mrs. John G. Myers Sr. of Altoona celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Aug. 10. They were married Aug. 10, 1963, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona, by Father Louis Mulvehill. Mrs. Myers is the former Esther Ann Dorazio. The couple have two children: Stephanie Myers ...

Donald and Beulah Igou

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Igou of Altoona celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16. They were married Aug. 16, 1952, in Winchester, Va. Mrs. Igou is the former Beulah Dickson of Skelp, Sinking Valley. The couple have two sons: Don and his wife, Carol, of Juniata, and Terry of Altoona. ...

Frank and Linda Lang

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lang of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29. They were married June 29, 1968, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Lang is the former Linda Cooper of Altoona. The couple have two children: Alisha Lang-Lum and husband, Will, of ...

Richard and Karen Sessamen

Mr. and Mrs. Richard “Dick” Sessamen of Warriors Mark celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on July 11. They were married July 11, 1963, in Maryland. Mrs. Sessamen is the former Karen Dell. The couple have four children: Steven and his wife, Sherry, of Fredericksburg, Va.; Ronald ...

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Hannah Shingler, Cameron Cheers

Hannah Shingler and Cameron Cheers were united in marriage at 3:45 p.m. June 16 in an outdoor ceremony at Whispering Hollow Estate, Alum Bank. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Tracey Shingler of Duncansville. The bridegroom is the son of James and Jane Cheers of Altoona. Pastor ...

Lauren Moore, Ethan Renner

Lauren Moore and Ethan Renner were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. May 19 at Laurel Lodge in Duncansville. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Charlene Moore of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Joseph Renner of Portage and Dana Kurtz of Williamsburg. The Rev. Joey A. Fleck ...

Jennifer Mingle, Dennis Breon

Jennifer Mingle and Dennis Breon were united in marriage in an outdoor ceremony at 1 p.m. April 13 at Harmon & Luxury Cabins, Cabins, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Richard Mingle of Hollidaysburg and Shelly and Terry Lollar of Jeanette. The bridegroom is the son of Paul Breon of ...

Alyssa Wray, Nathaniel Sanders

Alyssa Christine Wray and Nathaniel Lee Sanders were united in marriage on April 21 at St. Rose of Lima Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Todd and Sherry Wray of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Todd and Patricia Sanders of Altoona. Father Carl Spishak performed the ...