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Valve exposes issues for Nintendo

Valve’s upcoming portable gaming PC, the Steam Deck, isn’t going to be the Nintendo Switch killer some have speculated about online. But Nintendo may still have an unforeseen problem on its hands. The Steam Deck, slated to begin shipping to pre-order customers at the end of 2021, is ...

Herons grace local skies

Many city-dwellers miss out on the host of interesting water birds which call Pennsylvania home. Living relatively close to water, Canadian Geese are a common sight flying over my house and yard. Flying in their characteristic echelon formation, I often hear their squawks and the batting of ...

Dreams coming true

Altoonan Laura Bossi, 39, has self-published her first novel, which includes more than 200 illustrations. “The Enpirion Project, Book 1: Exordium” is the first of a trilogy written under the pen name L. Bossi. She describes the first book of the trilogy as a love story that explores the ...

Getting more out of a garden

The same hot weather that brings out the best in tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and other summer vegetables makes spinach, lettuce, peas, and other cool-weather vegetables tough and bitter. Midsummer weather makes the prospect of cool weather seem remote, but of course such weather will ...

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Roaring Spring library schedules Aug. activities

ROARING SPRING –– Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for August. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Write Stuff Creative Writing Club for Teens –– 1 p.m. Thursday. Chalk the Walk –– Every Wednesday through Aug. 18. Drop ...

Dance camp

The Dance Loft held a weeklong summer camp June 28 to July 2 at the Juniata Civic Association Building focusing on ballet and contemporary styles of dance. The camp was run by instructor and owner Mackenzie Counterman and had students in attendance ranging from ages 4-14. This is the second ...

Yesteryear-Clymer basketball

This is a photo of the Clymer High School boys basketball team from the 1914-15 season. Leonard Longwill is first on the left in the second row. He was the grandfather of Karen Gardner of Hollidaysburg, who submitted the photo. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of ...

Go ‘Over the Edge’ for Family Services in Oct.

One-of-a-kind fundraiser set at Curve Stadium Family Services Inc. is bringing a new type of fundraiser to Blair County with the Altoona Curve. Did you ever stand at the top of Curve stadium, look down and say “I bet it’s fun to rappel down this wall?” Well now’s your chance. Join ...

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Graduates

MARIETTA COLLEGE, Marietta, Ohio — Isaac Lohr, Northern Cambria, B.S., petroleum engineering. UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, Newark, Del. — Casey Sheetz, Altoona, B.S., business and economics. YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, Youngstown, Ohio — James O’Donnell, Altoona, B.M., music performance ...

Mount Aloysius College dean’s list

MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE, CRESSON SPRING DEAN’S LIST Altoona — Andrew James Auker, Margaret Bulow, Carley A. Ciampoli, Kaila M. Clawson, Maria A. Claycomb, Jordan L. Crist, Anna Elizabeth Crowl, Michaela Nicole Detwiler, Theresa Marie Dodson, Zaine A. Dodson, Brittany Marie Eberhart, ...

Honor roll-Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School

HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FOURTH MARKING PERIOD 12TH GRADE — Jammel Affour, Tyler M. Arney, Camden J. Auman, Reanna E. Aungst, Katherine A. Avery, Sabrina F. Azad, Olivia G. Baird, Karissa P. Baker, Alyssa R. Bell, Rece M. Boland, Nadia J. Boston, Riley S. Brode, Rachel E. ...

Deans’ lists — IUP and Slippery Rock

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Blair County Altoona — Aleyah Marie Arthur, Alayna L. Biesecker, Connor Ann Bradley, Ian Mitchell Campbell, Liam Ray DeAngelis, Jada Lynn Douglass, Jessica Rae Drzal, Mark A. Fanelli, Tristan Lennon Fisher, Jenna Marie Gonsman, Mitchell Alan Greaser, ...

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Marlee Clevenger, Travis Ritchey

The parents of Marlee Clevenger of Fishertown and Travis Ritchey of Martinsburg have announced they are engaged to be married. The prospective bride is the daughter of Mark and Shari Clevenger of Fishertown. She is a 2011 graduate of Chestnut Ridge High School, New Paris, and a 2014 ...

Megan Martin, Joshua Sunderland

Megan R. Martin and Joshua F. Sunderland of Altoona are engaged to be married. Megan is the daughter of John and Theresa Martin of Bellwood. She is a 2014 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School, and a 2018 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with bachelor’s degrees in finance ...

Valerie Shaffer, Erick Johnson

Stephen and Tina Shaffer of Altoona and Tammy and Anthony Carnicella of Hollidaysburg announced the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Shaffer, to Erick Johnson, son of Tiffany Johnson of Dover, Del. The future bride and groom met at Penn State’s University Park Campus where she earned a ...

Lindsay Falgoust, Matthew Weirich

Lindsay Falgoust of Charleston, S.C., and Matthew Weirich of North Augusta, S.C., are engaged to be married. The prospective bride is the daughter of Jean Falgoust (Rambo) of Hatboro and Lee Falgoust of Willow Grove. She is a 2011 graduate of Hatboro-Horsham High School, a 2015 graduate of ...

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Bonnie and Thomas Rockwell

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rockwell of Duncansville are celebrating 60 years of marriage. They were married on July 15, 1961, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, State College. Mrs. Rockwell is the former Bonnie Miller of Lower Reese, Hollidaysburg. The couple have two children: Stephen (Dawn) ...

Janet and Louis Mauk

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mauk of Claysburg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. A celebration with family and friends was held July 17. They were married July 15, 1961, at St. Patrick’s Rectory in Newry. Mrs. Mauk is the former Janet Weaver. The couple have three children: Paul and his ...

Joan and Gerald Bergstein

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bergstein of Altoona are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple were married July 3, 1951, in Cumberland, Md. Mrs. Bergstein is the former Joan Davis. The couple have four children: Scott and his wife, Jessica, of Bali, Indonesia; Barry (deceased) and ...

Alois and Mary Poppenwimer

Mr. and Mrs. Alois Poppenwimer of 1721 Stetter Road, Tyrone, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bellwood, followed by an open house with family and friends. They were married July 7, 1951, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Tyrone. Mrs. ...

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Sarah Prosser, Ryan Wawrzaszek

Sarah Prosser and Ryan Wawrzaszek were united in marriage April 24, 2021, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ypsilanti, Mich. The bride is the daughter of Bob and Debbi Prosser of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Jeff and Sue Wawrzaszek of Ann Arbor, Mich. Father Dan ...

Ryan Herr, Anna Lingenfelter

Ryan Herr and Anna Lingenfelter were married on March 20, 2021, at Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Christine Lingenfelter of Duncansville. The bridegroom is the son of William Herr of Altoona and Billie Kearney of Duncansville. Debi Gagermeier ...

Thomas Davies, Katie Prim

Thomas Davies and Katie Prim were married Oct. 23, 2020, at White Point Garden, Charleston, S.C., with their families and close friends. Jacquelin Cohen of Summerville, S.C., was matron of honor, and Justin Parnell of Charlotte, N.C., was best man. A celebration dinner followed the ceremony ...

Taylor Edmiston, Nicholas Wolf

Taylor Edmiston and Nicholas Wolf were united in marriage Oct. 10, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Atoona. The bride is the daughter of David and Melody Edmiston of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of David and Kathy Wolf of Forbes Road. Monsignor Michael Becker performed the ...