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Local History 50 Years Ago 1971 Dr. H. Fred Moffitt of Altoona retired after 50 years. Moffitt was the head of the Altoona Hospital gynecology department, having delivered 1,500 babies, a surgeon at Altoona and Mercy Hospitals, helped form the Blair Unit of the American Cancer Society ...

Chorale to present tree-themed concert Dec. 11 

The Blair Concert Chorale will celebrate the holiday season in song. “Lovely Are Thy Branches” is an evening ranging from choral selections from the ages interspersed with favorite carols to some contemporary favorites. “Lovely Are Thy Branches” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. ...

AAJHS concert

The Altoona Area Junior High School vocal ensemble and seventh and eighth grade chorus, under the direction of Jessica Connell, will present A Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the Altoona Area High School Auditorium. All tickets are $3 and may be purchased at the door. AAJHS ...

Across the Area

AFSCME retirees dinner Wednesday The AFSCME retirees sub-chapter 8306 will hold their annual Christmas dinner Wednesday at the union hall on Patch Way Road. Please arrive at 12:30 p.m. to eat at 1 p.m. The theme is Christmas. Open house set at Greenwood Furnace Greenwood Furnace State Park ...

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On this date: Nov. 24

50 years ago: The Altoona Veterans Administration Hospital, John J. Peters administrator, was inaugurating a Family Practice Residency program designed to expose the doctors to all phases of veterans and their dependents’ needs. 25 years ago: Radio station WHPA, Calib James representative, ...

On this date: Nov. 23

50 years ago: Baird Brothers Construction of Altoona completed work on a new road called Mabel Place that connected Ridge Avenue to Beaumont Drive to Ruskin Drive. It also opened up a plot of land for new residential construction. 25 years ago: Three Cambria County judges were to decide if ...

Cambria livestock sale has record-breaking year

EBENSBURG –– In the second year of COVID-19 protocols, youth involved with 4-H livestock faced some decisions on whether to purchase animals to raise, as many rely on the local fairs for shows and a livestock sale to aid them in marketing their projects. Fortunately, those youth in ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Nov. 10 — Jean Keller and Larry Gourley, first; Barbara Marinak and Helen Gorsuch, second; Mary Moran and Bea Stevens, third; Michael Anesko and Elaine Fuller, fourth. Games are open to the public and are ...

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Honor rolls

BELLWOOD-ANTIS HIGH SCHOOL FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL NINTH GRADE — Jacob Baker, Max Belis, Matthew Berkowitz, Katelyn Brailler, Briley Campbell, Jacob Caracciolo, Macy Cherry, Vincent Daughenbaugh, Lilliana Hardman, Drina Jones, Allison Kendall, Abbygail Laird, Noah Larson, ...

Registration open for four-week winter classes

JOHNSTOWN — For the first time in its history, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will offer a four-week Winter Session. Winter Session classes begin on Dec. 20, and they will conclude on Jan. 14. The Winter Session is a great way for students to either catch up or get ahead; all ...

On campus

Care technicians offered grants JOHNSTOWN –– The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation and UPMC Altoona Foundation have partnered to offer grants to patient care technician students enrolling in the spring 2022 semester totaling $5,000. To be eligible for this grant, ...

AAHS Homecoming Committee presents $1,000 to Autism Society

Altoona Area High School 2021 Homecoming Queen Brooke Harrington presented a check for $1,000 on behalf of the AAHS Homecoming Committee to representatives of the Central PA Autism Society on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The money was collected by students during Homecoming Week activities through ...

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Area briefs

Vox Nova to perform today at Mount CRESSON — Vox Nova, Mount Aloysius College’s student choir, will perform “Bravo Broadway!” at 7 p.m. today in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel on campus. Some of the songs featured come from musicals such as “The Sound of Music,” “Godspell” and ...

Jennifer Kuhns, Dennis Newberry Jr.

Jennifer Kuhns and Dennis Newberry Jr., both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. The prospective bride is the daughter of Honorable Daniel and Deborah Milliron of Altoona. She is a graduate of Altoona Area High School and obtained her doctorate of physical therapy from Saint Francis ...

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 ...

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Kathleen and Dennis Ratosky Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Ratosky Sr. of Portage celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2021. They were united in marriage on June 12, 1971, at Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Portage by Father Bob Bayusik and Father Paul Tyger, uncle of Dennis. Mrs. Ratosky is ...

Nancy and Robert Ickes

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ickes of Altoona will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Nov. 17. A card shower is being held. They were married Nov. 17, 1956, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Juniata. Mrs. Ickes is the former Nancy Wilt. The couple have four children: Becky Ickes ...

Marcia and Ron Woodring

Marcia and Ron Wood-ring of Duncansville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8, 2021, at Diamond Lane Farm in Roaring Spring. They were married on Aug. 7. 1971, in Tyrone. Mrs. Woodring is the former Marcia Chencharick. The couple have two sons: Eric of Duncansville and Adam ...

Gary and Donna Kephart

Gary Lee and Donna Kay (Willits) Kephart of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. A celebration with family and friends was held at The Bistro at The Village Green, Martinsburg. They were married on Dec. 6, 1971, in Raleigh, N.C. Their immediate family includes ...

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Paola Pisoni, Adam Rutter

Paola Pisoni and Adam Rutter were united in marriage on Aug. 7, 2021, at the Kimpton Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara, Calif. The bride is the daughter of Alberto Pisoni of Parabiago, Italy, and Maria Grazia of Enna, Italy. The bridegroom is the son of Loretta and Ken Rutter of ...

Laurie Stepanek, Michael White

Laurie Stepanek and Michael G. White were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. June 19, 2021, at The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sandra Stepanek of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The bridegroom is the son of M. Gordon White Jr. (deceased) and Jane White of ...

Dr. Madalyn Plessinger, Drake Clevenger

Dr. Madalyn Plessinger and Drake Clevenger were united in marriage on Sept. 3, 2021, at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, Chicago. The bride is the daughter of Tracy Plessinger of Fallentimber and Bonnie Seiker of Mebane, N.C. The bridegroom is the son of Kathy Clevenger of Bettendorf, ...

Chloe Love, Andrew Moyer

Chloe Love and Andrew Moyer were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Sept. 4, 2021 at Greenland’s Lodge of Spruce Creek, Alexandria. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Tina Love of Duncansville. The bridegroom is the son of Michelle Storm of Altoona and Bill Moyer of Duncansville. Pastor ...