The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usWed, 29 Jul 2015 18:06:35 EDTWed, 29 Jul 2015 18:06:35 EDT acquisition creates 4 generations of fraktur email from Corinne Earnest, part of a husband-wife-daughter team of experts on fraktur documents of the Pennsylvania Germans, was casually stated. She had been at an auction and one of the baptismal certificates showed the name of the Rev.Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTGarden Notes: Corn smut sought for taste, despite ugly appearance summer day, I went through two of my Dad's cornfields with a mission: eradicate the gray, bulbous growth that seemed to appear in every field, particularly in the Silver Queen field. I pulled every stalk of corn with an ear showing corn smut.Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTGaining something new from across Pennsylvania will flock to Altoona this weekend in hopes of capturing one of three pageant crowns and the chance at national competition.Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTFresh, homegrown, delicious: Summer vegetables bountiful at farmers' markets kind of look like creatures from the sea with their tendril-like leaves, and they have a funny-sounding name. Kohlrabi can be one of the more intimidating products at the farmers' market, but you ought to try i.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTSouthern-style chili goes perfectly with hot dogs cookout season is in full swing. For me, the ultimate grilled treat is a hot dog. Southern-style hot dogs are loaded with chili and slaw with a healthy smear of mustard.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT