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Court won’t hear bigamy law appeal

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won’t hear an appeal from the family on TV’s “Sister Wives” challenging Utah’s law banning polygamy. The decision ends the family’s long legal fight to overturn a seldom used and unique provision of Utah’s law that the ...

Marlo Thomas hopes change can happen from inside the closet

NEW YORK — Feminist actress, author and activist Marlo Thomas, who broke TV barriers in “That Girl,” was not at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. She was too busy with a new way she hopes to empower women — clothes. Thomas is this week debuting her ready-to-wear and ...

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WISE Women offers scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $12,000. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. March 31. Scholarships will be available to Blair County resident females 21 years of age or older who ...

Yesteryear

This is a photo of Wolf Furniture Co.’s annual picnic from Aug. 6, 1936. Among those in the photo are (from left): second row — Anne Wolf (Breidenstein), 11th; Marie Wolf (Riley), 12th; third row — George A. Wolf Jr., ninth; fourth row — Herbert T. Wolf, 15th; and George A. Wolf, 16th. ...

Operation Gratitude

Courtesy photo Textile Science members from the South Ebensburg 4-H Club picked up knitting needles and crochet hooks to create scarves for Operation Gratitude, an organization hosting the “Handmade with Love for Heroes” project. Emily Krug, representing Operation Gratitude, expressed her ...

WISE Women seeks nominations for tribute

WISE Women of Blair County is looking for nominations for its annual Tribute to Women. WISE stands for Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment. The group is dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism through collaboration, service and education. The annual tribute ...

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Deans’ lists

BELMONT UNIVERSITY, Nashville, Tenn. — Amy Schuh, Port Matilda. BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY — Madison Paige Aungst, Hollidaysburg; Caitlyn Marie Gallaher, Summerhill; Allison M. Risaliti, Ebensburg; Sarah Creighton Bainey, Osceola Mills; Parker Hays Bumbarger, Morrisdale; Joshua Adam Lunger, ...

WISE Women offers scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $12,000. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. March 31. Scholarships will be available to Blair County resident females 21 years of age or older who ...

Graduates

UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY, Fayette, Iowa — Blake Titus, Loretto, cum laude, B.S., management, June commencement. ST. VINCENT COLLEGE, Latrobe — December commencement: Colleen Shields, Altoona, M.S., nurse anesthesia; Matthew Jenkins, Bellwood, B.A., criminology, law and society; Lynzy ...

Deans’ lists

ALFRED UNIVERSITY, Alfred, N.Y. — Andrew J. Sensenig, Hollidaysburg. BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE, Bismarck, N.D. — Andrew Snyder, Roaring Spring, President’s Honor Roll, fall semester, 4.0 GPA MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY, Mansfield, Pa. — Sara Clauto, Gallitzin, President’s List, fall ...

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Heather Kline, Christopher Foor

Heather Kline of Altoona and Christopher Foor of Loysburg are engaged to be married. Miss Kline is the daughter of Paula Over and John Kline of Altoona She is a 2003 graduate of Altoona Area High School. She is a veterinary assistant at Lakemont Veterinary Clinic, Altoona. Mr. Foor is ...

Jamie Baser, Marshall Foust

Jamie Baser and Marshall Foust, both of Hollidaysburg, are engaged to be married. Miss Baser is the daughter of Melissa (Mastos) Baser of Hollidaysburg and Kirk Baser of Hollidaysburg. She is a 2006 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School and a 2009 graduate of Penn State University with ...

Jamie Baser, Marshall Foust

Jamie Baser and Marshall Foust, both of Hollidaysburg, are engaged to be married. Miss Baser is the daughter of Melissa (Mastos) Baser of Hollidaysburg and Kirk Baser of Hollidaysburg. She is a 2006 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School and a 2009 graduate of Penn State University ...

Leah Allen, Damian Moist

Leah Susan Allen and Damian Marcell Moist, both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. Miss Allen is the daughter of Woody and Beth Allen of Altoona. She is a 2013 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2015 graduate of South Hills School of Business & Technology, Altoona, with an ...

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Michael and Alfretta Starzecky

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Thomas “Tom” Starzecky of Tyrone celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 8. A celebration will be held at a future date. The couple were married Jan. 8, 1952, in Cumberland, Md. Mrs. Starzecky is the former Alfretta McCracken. They have three children: ...

Fred and Mona Weakland

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weakland of Chest Springs are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary with a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. They were married Jan. 8, 1972, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine. Mrs. Weakland is the former Mona Davis. The couple have ...

Mary Jean and Donald Decker

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Decker of Hollidaysburg will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Jan. 14 with a family dinner. They were married Jan. 14, 1962, at Leamersville Brethren Church, Duncansville. Mrs. Decker is the former Mary Jean Weaver. The couple have three children: Cheryl ...

Kenneth and Susan Servello

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Servello of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18 with a family dinner at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House. They were married Dec. 14, 1966, in Altoona. The couple have four children: Brenda Dick and her husband, Bill (deceased), Ken Jr., Brian and ...

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Dana Schmitt, Richard Peo

Dana Schmitt and Richard Peo were united in marriage on Oct. 8 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Bobbi Schmitt of Ashville and the late John Schmitt. The bridegroom is the son of Richard Peo of Altoona. The ceremony was led by Father ...

Ansley Stahlman, Timothy Lash

Ansley Jo Stahlman and Timothy Lash were united in marriage at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the couple’s cabin in Madera. The bride is the daughter of Wendell and Annette Stahlman of Coalport. The bridegroom is the son of Edward and Christy Lash of Madera. Mayor Randy Stahlman, uncle of the ...

Ashlyn Holsinger, Luis Cancel

Ashlyn Holsinger and Luis Cancel were united in marriage on Oct. 1 in San Francisco, Calif. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Paula Holsinger of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Maria and David Plaksin of Denver, Pa. The Rev. Candace Hynson performed the double-ring ...

Julene Hollingshead, Chris Weidman

Julene Hollingshead and Chris Weidman were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Carol Hollingshead of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Mark Weidman and Marjorie Ackermann of Salida, Colo. The Rev. Scott ...