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Jackson estate sues HBO over documentary

LOS ANGELES — The estate of Michael Jackson on Thursday sued HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys, saying the film violates a 1992 contract to air a Jackson concert. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court ...

Local Day of Mourning set

A local event will be held in observation of the Day of Mourning, a response to the state of New York recently voting to expand abortion access. The Day of Mourning is being held in cities nationwide and locally from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley ...

Beware of sinning a little

Not to brag, but I just came up with my very own Big Bang theory. It’s not about the way the Universe began (The Bible covers that). It’s not about the popular comedy series with all the hapless geniuses. What it is about … is bangs, or fringe as they refer to them in ...

‘Big Bad’s Big Bad Day’

Two Blair County residents writer Kathrine Muller of Altoona and musician Stephen Johnopolos of Hollidaysburg, have collaborated on a new children’s musical to be performed in March at the Iron Bridge Theatre, Tyrone. Muller, 66, wrote the script and song lyrics for “Big Bad’s Big Bad ...

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Hollidaysburg honor roll

HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SECOND MARKING PERIOD HONORS 12th Grade — Eliza R. Albright, Alexandria B. Auerbeck, Alycia B. Auerbeck, Adam M. Baranik, Kaleb A. Barnes, Shane W. Barnes, Abigail G. Barroner, Thaddeus J. Baughman, Elliott D. Bernard, Justin R. Best, Aidan M. ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO: Feb. 22, 1969 The Altoona YMCA, the Rev. Robert A. Dilliard board president, honored Altoona Mirror president and general manager J.E. Holtzinger for “appreciation of devoted service to the youth of the community.” 25 YEARS AGO: Feb. 22, 1994 Dede Kazmaier of ...

Woodland celebrating 105th birthday Saturday

Nedy Mae Settles-Woodland will be turning 105 years old Saturday. She was born in 1914 in Bennettsville, North Carolina to the Rev. Charles Settles and his wife Carrie Mae Settles. The family relocated to Claysburg when Nedy was an infant. She is the only survivor of nine children. Nedy was ...

PMEA Western Region Orchestra plays Saturday

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Western Region Orchestra is made up of approximately 160 students from 57 school districts in the western half of the state. The PMEA Western Regional festival is being hosted at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Thursday through Saturday. A ...

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PWPA taking applications for $1,500 scholarship

Contest is open to journalism students in Pa. The Pennsylvania Women’s Press Associa-tion is offering a $1,500 collegee scholarship to print and digital journalism students across the state. “PWPA continues to be committed to promoting high standards in journalism and advancing careers ...

Love Poems, Songs SLAM contest is Feb. 15 in Bedford

BEDFORD — Off Pitt Street Theater will hold its inaugural Original Love Poems & Songs SLAM at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Off Pitt Street Theater Company, 110 W. Pitt St., Suite 2, in downtown Bedford. Work must be original and unpublished. It is for all ages. First- and second-place prizes ...

Dean’s list

CLARION UNIVERSITY FALL DEAN’S LIST Blair County Altoona — Delaney Igoe, Jaclyn Talasky, Alyssa Utley. Duncansville — Ryan Adams, Morgan Holland, Emily Sosnowski. Hollidaysburg — Jessica Greiner, Mae Miller, Andrew Vonada, Blake Walter. Roaring Spring — Breanna ...

Student completes medical research fellowship in NYC

Christian Peoples, son of David and Rhonda Peoples of State College, formerly of Hollidaysburg, completed a medical research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York City, last summer. His research focus was patterns of failure in stage IV non-small cell lung cancer patients ...

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Kathryn Hogue, Christopher Lieb

Kathryn Hogue of Ebensburg and Christopher Lieb of Indiana, Pa., have announced their engagement. Kathryn is the daughter of Michael and Carol Hogue of Ebensburg. She is a 2007 graduate of Bishop Carroll High School, Ebensburg, and a 2011 graduate of Penn State University. Christopher ...

Megan Bettwy, Kris Stern

Megan Bettwy of Hollidaysburg and Kris Stern of Duncansville are engaged to be married. Miss Bettwy is the daughter of Ed and Rhonda Bettwy of Hollidaysburg. She is a 2011 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and a graduate of Clarion University, where she earned a bachelor’s ...

Amber Kirsch, John Brown Jr.

Amber Marie Kirsch of Colver and John Patrick Brown Jr. of Altoona are engaged to be married. Miss Kirsch is the daughter of Alan and Peggy Kirsch. She is a 2008 graduate of Central Cambria High School, Ebensburg, and a 2014 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a ...

Taylor Moore, Matthew Canole

Taylor Moore and Matthew Canole, both of Hollidaysburg, are engaged to be married. Miss Moore is the daughter of Christine Good of Ebensburg and Donald Moore of Bellwood. She is a 2011 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and a 2015 graduate of Penn State Altoona with a ...

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Richard and Sandra Norris

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Norris of 819 W. Third St., Williamsburg, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 1 with a family party at The Dream, Hollidaysburg. They were married Nov. 29, 1958, at Cove Forge Methodist Church, Williamsburg. Mrs. Norris is the former Sandra Anderson. The ...

Wayne and Marjorie Eisel

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Eisel Sr. of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 6 with a celebration hosted by their children. They were married July 6, 1968, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Eisel is the former Marjorie Kimmen. The couple have two children: Wayne ...

Ralph and Julia Filer

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Filer of 608 Caroline Ave., Altoona, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 7 with a surprise party at the Buccinese Club, Altoona, hosted by their children, grandchildren and Mrs. Filer’s sister, Arlene Sprengel. They were married Dec. 6, 1958, at Otterbein ...

Joseph and Patricia DeGennaro

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeGennaro of Altoona celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Nov. 30. They were married Nov. 30, 1963, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. DeGennaro is the former Patricia Trostle. They have two sons: Joseph (Lisa) and Michael (Michaela), both of ...

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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 ...

Shalen Perehinec, Ryan Steinbugl

Shalen Perehinec and Ryan Steinbugl were united in marriage at 1 p.m. on Dec. 1 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Frank Perehinec of Patton and Priscilla Perehinec of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Kevin and Mary Steinbugl, both of ...