Community

Feuding cats fuel fear and frustration

We almost had a ‘cat’astrophe at our house last week while we were at work. There was a catfight and nobody was home to intervene. One of our tenants heard the most awful cat sounds resonating from our upstairs bedroom and was sure the fight of the century had broken out between two or ...

Sarah Hershel, Dominic Novella

Sarah Hershel and Dominic Novella both of Monroeville, are engaged to be married. Miss Hershel is the daughter of Bonnie Hershel of Hollidaysburg and the late Joseph Hershel. She is a 2014 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area School District and a 2018 graduate of the Greater Altoona Career and ...

Linzie Stahl, Logan Arnett

Linzie A. Stahl and Logan C. Arnett, both of Altamonte Springs, Fla., are engaged to be married. Miss Stahl is the daughter of Bob and Dee Stahl of Hollidaysburg. She is a 2008 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School; a 2013 graduate of Penn State Altoona with a bachelor’s degree ...

Jessica Zeak, Brendan Sweeney

Jessica Zeak and Brendan Sweeney, both of Duncansville, are engaged to be married. Miss Zeak is the daughter of David and Karen Zeak of Duncansville She is a 2013 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and a 2018 graduate of Saint Francis University, Loretto, with a ...

On Campus

South Hills students explore internships STATE COLLEGE — For the last 19 years, second-year students from all three South Hills School of Business & Technology campuses have participated in PSU Day events hosted by the South Hills Career Services department. The alliance between South ...

Club notes

Chimrocks to hold dance today HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Chimrock Square & Round Dance Club will hold a dance from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Masonic Hall, 1008 Edgar St. It will be Cartoon Night. The cost is $5 to dance. It is free to observe. The 48th anniversary dance, “The Wearin’ ...

Service notes

GRIFFEN E. RADCLIFFE U.S. Air Force Airman Griffen E. Radcliffe graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core ...

Laura Craig, Jordan Hershel

Laura Craig and Jordan Hershel, both of Raleigh, N.C., are engaged to be married. Miss Craig is the daughter of Sandy and Jeff Craig of Clarion. She is a 2012 graduate of Clarion Limestone School District and a 2016 graduate of Edinboro University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic and ...

Lending a helping hand

The Altoona Area High School Lady Lion Spikers presented a check for $3,000 for the Erin Dodson Memorial Fund to Bernie Dodson, Michelle Dodson and Dawn Morden of the Brian Morden Foundation. Erin Dodson, a 2004 graduate of AAHS and All-State volleyball player, lost her battle to brain cancer ...

Nominations invited for ‘20 Under 40’

The Mirror is accepting nominations for its 12th edition of 20 Under 40, which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. Criteria for nomination include business success, entrepreneurial spirit and community service of those ...

Across the area

Alumni Association to honor three HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Alumni Association will honor three outstanding alumni Saturday at the US Hotel. The Alumni Association received several nominations for outstanding alumni. The selection committee chose: Sam Dunkle, a 1955 graduate, ...

Crystal Soiree event a success

BEDFORD — On January 26th, the Bedford County Humane Society and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art teamed up for the first annual Crystal Soiree fundraising event at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. It was a fun night featuring unique cabaret entertainment from New York based musicians ...

M&T Bank Donates to food banks

Courtesy photo M&T Bank contributed $26,500 for local food pantries. First row from left: Marlene Seese, Bedford Food Pantry; Jeanne Browell, NBC/Woodbury Food Bank; Amber Smith, Mountain Lion BackPack Program; Sister Pauline Kawtoski, Food for Families Soup Kitchen; Joyce Knowles, ...

Across the area

Boys Scout Troop 3031 wins 1st place DUNCANSVILLE — Boy Scout Troop 3031 of Duncansville recently won first place in the Chief Logan District Klondike Derby. The Klondike Derby was held Jan. 26 at Camp Wopsononock, and is an annual winter skills competition for Boy Scouts. Troop 3031 is ...

Honor roll

BELLWOOD-ANTIS HIGH SCHOOL SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL NINTH GRADE — Zachary Amato, Ashlyn Ball, Sarah Berkowitz, Ethan Brown, Jeremy Brown, Brandon Cherry, Willow Conrad, Emma Corrado, Reese Fisher, Riley Fisher, Arrhen Gathagan, Ethan Hess, Jack Luensmann, Sean Mallon, Jayce ...

Honor roll

ST. PATRICK’S SCHOOL SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS FIRST GRADE — Olivia Boston, Cohen Ferguson, Jackson Garner, Isaac Lanzendorfer. SECOND GRADE — Grade: Lydia Krug, Aubrey McLucas, Leah Musselman. THIRD GRADE – Anna Lanzendorfer, Naiara Shaffer. ...

Births

Jan. 29, 2019 Brooklyn Cecelia Roudabush, a daughter born to Jordan M. Long and David K. Roudabush, Altoona, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 5:28 p.m. Jan. 31, 2019 Charlee Renee Riley, a daughter born to Taylor N. Logue-Riley and Coty R. Riley, Breezewood, at ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO: Feb. 25, 1969 — The 178-foot high brick smoke stack at the former PRR power plant at Ninth Avenue and 13th Street was being razed by a fire in the center beam and steel cables pulling on it. Explosives couldn’t be used because the stack was steel coated. 25 YEARS ...

Don’t brush off your dog’s dental hygiene

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. How do you fair when it come to brushing your pet’s teeth? Much better than us, I’m guessing. My husband, Ray, is always commenting on Rio’s beautiful big white teeth. It’s true. She’s got a beautiful set of choppers. She’s not ...

BSCC awards scholarships for 2018-19 school year

The Benscreek Social & Citizens Club (BSCC) located in Portage Township started an annual scholarship program in 2017. The scholarship award program is for students either starting college/trade school in the fall, or currently enrolled in a college/trade school. This year’s awardees ...