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Assessing alfalfa and small grains

Local News

Lengthening days and warming temperatures mean that our forage stands and winter grains are slowly coming out of dormancy. With this in mind, it’s time to see how things survived the winter and make decisions for the 2019 season. Alfalfa can be assessed as soon as the ground is thawed and ...

Agriculture briefs

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HARRISBURG Milk board sets hearing The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board will hold a public hearing at 1:15 p.m. May 1 to consider an amendment to the board’s regulations that would require cooperatives to provide a line item on member statements showing the amount of the over-order ...

I-99 section to see speed increase to 65

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BELLEFONTE — A section of I-99 in Centre County has been posted with an increased speed limit, PennDOT announced today. The speed limit between the Gray’s Woods exit and the I-80 interchange near Bellefonte has been increased from 55 to 65 mph. A speed study conducted in the area ...

Lauver plans race for AASD board seat

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Clair Lauver, 45, of Walton Avenue, has announced his candidacy as a Republican for the Altoona Area School Board. He is a 1991 graduate of Altoona Area High School, as well as a graduate of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center. Lauver is a lifetime member of the Logan ...

Tyrone

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Community Clean Up Day set Tyrone Community Clean Up Day will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The day begins with breakfast at Joshua House at 8 a.m. and volunteers will be split into groups. A picnic lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. at Pavilion 1 at Reservoir Park. Anyone ...

Nominations invited for ‘20 Under 40’

Local Business

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 ...

Briefcase

Local Business

JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh Memorial Medical earns certification Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has earned Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Conemaugh Memorial’s program ...

Local airport getting waiver

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Three central Pennsylvania airports, including the Altoona-Blair County Airport, are among 11 expecting to receive temporary waivers so they can continue offering daily passenger flights. The U.S. Department of Transportation, in an order distributed Monday, recognized 11 ...

Pair objects to using reserve

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Altoona Area School Board members Sharon Bream and Ed Kreuz again protested Monday that the cost of renovating a bank building for administration offices and other costs are coming out of the capital reserve and general fund instead of the $88 million high school project budget. When the high ...

Police: City man stalked woman

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A city man is in jail after Logan Township police say he stalked a woman and threatened to kill her husband. Gary A. White, 41, of 116 E. Second Ave., is accused of repeatedly calling the woman about 8 p.m. Saturday, and after she and her husband drove away from their Logan Township home to ...

Habitat for Humanity to host dinner, auction

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There will be a luau dinner and silent and live auctions Saturday at the Bedford American Legion at 3271 Business 220 to support the Bedford Habitat for Humanity. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6. The silent auction will be at 7 and the live auction at 8. Tickets are $25 per person. ...

Logan tries again for Leopold

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In mid-2016, when the Logan Township supervisors applied to the state Department of Community and Economic Development for a $225,000 competitive grant for improvements at Leopold Park, Planning Director Cassandra Schmick estimated the odds of success were slim. Her pessimism proved ...

Pa. Superior Court upholds parental termination case

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The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld a decision by a Huntingdon County judge who terminated the parental rights of a father because of safety concerns for the child. President Judge George N. Zanic on Oct. 24 granted a request by Huntingdon County Children and Youth Service Agency ...

Blair County Tea Party plans 10th anniversary

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The Blair County Tea Party will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tea Party movement at noon April 15 at the Blair County Courthouse, 423 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg. Featured speakers will include Art Halvorson, Blair County Sheriff Jim Ott and former state Rep. John ...

Area

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#TealTuesday to raise awareness and support for sexual assault survivors Family Services Inc. urges people to wear teal today on #TealTuesday to raise awareness and support for survivors of sexual assault. The organization encourages people who participate to post a picture wearing teal to ...

Births

Public Records

March 12, 2019 Anntwanette Diane Servello, a daughter born to Shantell L. (Brown) and Nicholas G. Servello, Altoona, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 6:50 p.m. March 15, 2019 Payton Rayne Moore, a daughter born to Macey D. (Imler) and David J. Moore, Martinsburg, at ...

Commission rethinks CWD approach

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission wants to establish its credibility with hunters in Blair and Bedford counties where the agency says chronic wasting disease threatens the future of the deer population in the entire state. Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans has acknowledged ...

Ebensburg woman forges unique path with consignment shop

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Patty Kubat believes that stylish fashion should be both affordable and fun and incorporates that perspective into her business, It’s Worth Repeating, a clothing consignment store located at 4848 Admiral Peary Highway. Stocked with new or gently used, fashionable attire and accessories, ...

Borough to use mulch on trail

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DUNCANSVILLE — Borough consulting engineer Tom Levine recently worked up a plan for replacing a flood-damaged stretch of trail at Duncansville Community Park using asphalt, a job that would require significant excavation, regrading and seeding — and one that would cost $65,000 in liquid ...