Community

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Heritage Hike: Lower Trail Bike Tour, Williamsburg, 2 p.m. Sunday, meet at the Williamsburg Trailhead of the Lower Trail. This tour will explore the remains of the Juniata Division of the Main Line and a side trip to the ...

Births

June 3, 2017 Wade Barrett Robertson, a son born to Faith N. (Taylor) and Kane M. Robertson, Bedford, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 8:39 p.m. Callie Patrice Whitehead, a daughter born to Ashley R. (Lechner) and Devin T. Whitehead, Altoona, at Conemaugh Nason Medical ...

Run, walk and fair in Claysburg a success

Claysburg Education Foundationás 5K Derby Dash Run, Wellness Walk and Health & Wellness Fair for 2017, which benefits the Claysburg Backpack Program, was a success. The events were held on May 6 and students 18 and under could participate with no entrance fee. Five groups helped to ...

Armed Forces Mothers

Courtesy photo U.S. Armed Forces Mothers prepared 41 boxes for deployed soldiers at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library’s Community Room. The Armed Forces Room in the library, was also visited by the moms. For more information about the group, call Patty Davis at 943-0261.

Claysburg Fire Company receives ATV donation

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company Station No. 70 recently had a John Deere All-Terrain Vehicle donated to them by Jack and Joyce Yingling of Claysburg. Jack Yingling is owner of the John Yingling Nation-wide Insurance Co., which has locations in Claysburg and Martinsburg. The ...

Across the area

The Claysburg Area Public Library held a Dash for the Stash event on April 27. Dash for the Stash is a contest sponsored by the Investment Protection Institute. Four posters were hung in the library for Money Smart Week during the last week in April. Participants read the posters, scanned the ...

J.C. Blair offers program on preventing diabetes

HUNTINGDON — J.C. Blair certified lifestyle coaches will kick off a free Prevent T2 program at 4:30 p.m. June 27 in J.C. Blair’s Education Center at 860 Bryan St. The yearlong program is designed for people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to learn the skills they need to prevent ...

Honor roll

GREAT COMMISSION SCHOOLS, ALTOONA FOURTH MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Rachel Downs, Jacob Long, Abigail Mills, Sydney Neil, Nicholas Willett. 11TH GRADE — Aaron Benson, Aaron Bracken, Rachel Cidor, Matt Foster, Leah Tofano. 10TH GRADE — Haven Feathers, Erin Korman, ...

Births

May 28, 2017 Lennon Spring Tippett, a daughter born to Sheena (Yingling) and Aaron Tippett, Tyrone, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, at 2:18 p.m. May 31, 2017 Nhyelle Kelia Barnes, a daughter born to Katelyn N. Gampe and Rafeeq A. Barnes, Hollidaysburg, at Conemaugh Nason ...

Local History

50 years ago 1967 Two Presbyterian ministers driving a black hearse with an empty gray coffin stopped in Altoona. They were driving from Oregon to Philadelphia to protest different actions taken by church leaders. They were associated with radio evangelist Carl McIntire. 25 years ago ...

Pet bloggers gathering focuses on connections and causes

Last month, I embarked (no pun intended) on my journey to the annual BlogPaws Conference held in Myrtle Beach, SC. What is a BlogPaws? BlogPaws.com is the web’s premiere community of pet people online and the largest professional network of pet bloggers, authors and social media ...

On campus

Pastry arts major wins cake competition RALEIGH, N.C. — Natasha Ras-mussen, a 2015 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and a second-year student at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, N.C., competed in the American Culinary Federation baking competition ...

5 Generations

Courtesy photos Five generations of Kinley Amelia Brown’s family include (from left): front — Ethel Shaw of Newry, great-great-grandmother; and Danielle Diggins of Lakemont, mother, holding Kinley Amelia Brown; back — Stephanie Diggins of Lakemont, grandmother; and Joan Ebersole of ...

Club notes

Unter Uns plans 95th anniversary events The Unter Uns Club, 1401 Van Buren Ave., Altoona, will celebrate its 95th anniversary next weekend. Flashpoint will perform outside from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday. The kitchen will be open. On Saturday, Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. in the club, ...

SAMA-Loretto to offer children’s art camp

LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto will offer a children’s art camp this summer. Led by SAMA teaching artist Deb Bunnell, “Under the Sea” will be offered in two separate camps for ages 5 to 10 and 11 to 15. Camps are taught in small, informal groups to ...

Service notes

DAKOTA A. WALTER U.S. Air Force Airman Dakota A. Walter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Yesteryear

John Conte of Altoona submitted this photo of the award winners from Our Lady of Mount Carmel School’s class of 1947. Shown are (from left): Eddy Miller, Richard Conte, Sister Ernest, Martin Marasco and Denny Rodriguez. The school is at Eighth Avenue and 11th Street, Altoona. Readers are ...

Kristen Imler, Brandon Lackey

Kristen Imler and Brandon Lackey were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. May 20 at Upper Claar Church of the Brethren, Claysburg. The bride is the daughter of Matthew and Angelia Imler of Claysburg. The bridegroom is the son of Timothy and Janet Lackey of Claysburg. Pastor David Maxwell ...

Kaylene Jenkins, Mark Hufman

Kaylene Jenkins of Duncansville and Mark Hufman of Hollidaysburg are engaged to be married. Miss Jenkins is the daughter of Jamie and Joyce Jenkins of Duncansville. She is a 2006 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and a 2010 graduate of Penn State University, University Park, ...

Dean’s list

PENNSYLVANIA HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, JOHNSTOWN SPRING DEAN’S LIST Altoona — Rachel Lynn Blackburn, Shantell Lynette Brown, John J. Cicchitello, Benjamin David Coldwell,Lillian B. Faison, Adrienne Grace Ford, Nathalia M. Harchak, Alissa Nicole Ingram, Casey Aaron Kreiger, Kylee ...