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Spiritual notes

Fish fry dinners available St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish, Altoona, will hold Lenten Fish Fry Dinners from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent through March 26, at Father Kelley Hall on 25th Avenue and Fifth Street. The menu includes choice of baked or fried fish, choice of two sides ...

Inkwell to hold Zoom meeting on March 2

The monthly meeting of the Inkwell will be held at 6 p.m. March 2 live via Zoom with guest speaker author Hilary Hauck conducting the live-stream workshop “All Is Lost.” Hauck will explore that bit in your story when your hero hits rock bottom. Participants will answer questions like: ...

Spiritual notes

Free lunch offered A free to-go bagged lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or while supplies last, Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Second Avenue United Methodist Church, 130 Second Ave., Altoona. Lunches will be handed out at the Second Street door. Those attending are asked to ...

Catholic radio available

JMJ Catholic Radio, WMMH, 91.9 FM, affiliated with EWTN national broadcasting network, is available to Altoona listeners. The first JMJ station was started in Scranton in 2008 by a devoted Catholic couple, Ed and Carol Ann Niewinski. Since then, JMJ has expanded into five stations in the ...

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Community dinners

Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Company monthly drive-thru turkey dinner, 11a.m. to 1 p.m., Replogle Building, New Enterprise. The next dinner is Feb. 21. Cost is $10, which includes turkey, filling, mashed potatoes, gravy, noodles, corn, applesauce, roll and cookie. All proceeds benefit the fire ...

Yesteryear

Kevin Price of Altoona submitted this photo of his great-aunt, Grace (Dixon) Gallagher (left), working with two other women in a munitions plant in Baltimore during World War II. Grace was born in Frugality and moved to Altoona in the 1950s to be near her sister, Mabel (Dixon) Galanick. She ...

Local team participates in Cupid’s Undie Run

Cupid Charities hosted its annual Cupid’s Undie Run over Valentine weekend this year, with local participants running in their undies to raise money to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. CTF is the world’s leading research organization working to improve the quality of life and ...

Across the area

Toy Train Show set for March 14 A spring model train show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. March 14 at the Blair County Convention Center, One Convention Center Drive. The event is sponsored by the Alto Model Train Museum Association and offers electric trains in O , O-27, S, HO and N ...

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Honor rolls

HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SECOND MARKING PERIOD 12TH GRADE — Jammel Affour, John M. Aigner, Camden J. Auman, Katherine A. Avery, Sabrina F. Azad, Karissa P. Baker, Alyssa R. Bell, Rece M. Boland, Nadia J. Boston, Riley S. Brode, Evan M. Brozenich, Logan J. Burk, Trinity E. ...

Deans’ lists

ALVERNIA UNIVERSITY, Reading — Beth Riley, James Creek. UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, Newark, Del. — Hannah Brown, Altoona; Casey Sheetz, Altoona; Amanda Sky, Hollidaysburg; Robert Nachtman, Pennsylvania Furnace; Connor McCarthy, Altoona; Guiseppe Bernard, Nicktown. BALDWIN WALLACE ...

Graduates

CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA –– Ashley Kesner, Clearfield, B.S., integrative studies; Collin Switzer, Coalport, B.S., computer science; Janel Fink, Curwensville, B.S., medical imaging sciences, summa cum laude; Kevin Shaffer, Curwensville, B.S., criminal justice administration, summa ...

Deans’ lists

LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY FALL DEAN’S LIST Hannah Albers, DuBois; Hunter Ammerman, Philipsburg; Brandon Anderson, Philipsburg; Jacob Anderson, Philipsburg; Eliza Ardary, Curwensville; John Askey, Philipsburg; Michael Askey, Osceola Mills; Lee Austin, Altoona; Bethany Bailey, Clearfield; ...

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Krystal Edwards, Eric Horell

Krystal Edwards and Eric Horell are engaged to be married. The prospective bride is the daughter of Joe and Kathy Edwards of Williamsburg. She is a 2007 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School; a 2011 graduate of Juniata College, Huntingdon, with a bachelor of science degree in ...

Christa Bennett, Jonathan Bilek

Christa Bennett and Jonathan Bilek, both of Hollidaysburg, are engaged to be married. Miss Bennett is the daughter of Bill and Teresa Bennett of Hollidaysburg. She is a 2014 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School and is currently attending online classes through Liberty University for ...

Two states set new virus limits; US cases hit 11M

The Associated Press Michigan has joined Washington and several other states in announcing renewed efforts to combat the coronavirus as more than 11 million cases of COVID-19 have now been reported in the United States — with the most recent million coming in less than a week — and as ...

Amy O’Hearn, Nicholas Hofer

Amy O’Hearn of Greensburg and Nicholas Hofer of Duncansville are engaged to be married. Miss O’Hearn is the daughter of Ed and Mary Beth O’Hearn, Greensburg. She is a 2015 graduate of Greater Latrobe Senior High School and a graduate of Saint Francis University, Loretto, where she ...

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John and Mary Crynock

John and Mary (Melotti) Crynock of Portage celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Dec 2, 2020. They were united in marriage on Dec 2, 1950, at St. Agnes Parish in Cassandra by the Rev. Paul Viegle. John “Butch” grew up in Bennington (Gallitzin) and Mary was from Benscreek (Portage ...

Virginia and George Clapper

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Clapper of James Creek celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Due to the pandemic, the family had a card shower in honor of their anniversary. They were married Dec. 25, 1950, at the Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church in Alexandria by Rev. Charles ...

Sandra and George Hamilton

Mr. and Mrs. George Ernest Hamilton of Dover, Del., formerly of Clinton, Md., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a quiet dinner. They were married Jan. 23, 1971, at Bethany United Methodist Church, Portage. Mrs. Hamilton is the former Sandra Gay Orlowsky. George is the son ...

Sharon and David Coy

Mr. and Mrs. David Coy of Flinton marked their 50th anniversary on Nov. 21. To celebrate, a family gathering, trip and open house are being planned in 2021. They were married Nov. 21, 1970, at Graystone Presbyterian Church, Indiana, Pa. Mrs. Coy is the former Sharon Campbell. The ...

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Kathryn Nazaruk, James Busch

Kathryn Nazaruk and James Busch were united in marriage Aug. 29, 2020, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Cecilia Nazaruk of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Dorothy Gwizdak of Northern Cambria and John Busch of Northern ...

Michelle Peoples, Nathan Kephart

Michelle Peoples and Nathan Kephart were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Sept. 5, 2020, at Gillbrook Farms in Warriors Mark. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Anita Peoples of Coalport. The bridegroom is the son of Harv and Tracy Kephart of Brisbin. The Rev. Robert Ford performed the ...

Karen Voeltz, Justin Hann

Karen Voeltz and Justin Hann were united in marriage on Oct. 16, 2020, at Ontario County Park in South Bristol, N.Y. August Gordner officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Tammy Voeltz of Canandaigua, N.Y. The bridegroom is the son of Buddy and Kathy Hann of ...

Kelsey Jo Dick, Brady Ebersole

Kelsey Jo Dick and Brady Ebersole were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 2020, at Stoney Point Events, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Melissa Dick of Martinsburg and Heather Kegg. The bridegroom is the son of Alton and Cheryl Ebersole of Claysburg. Pastor Lee ...