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Altoona grad and Grammy winner Paul Winter releases new album

Seven-time Grammy Award Winner Paul Winter has released a new album to showcase his signature sax voice in a “testament” to his beloved soprano saxophone. “Light of the Sun” is the first album he has made in which he is the featured soloist. It’s his most “personal musical ...

Roland Welker wins ‘ALONE’, keeps ties to Central Pa.

Roland Welker may be a nomad of North America, yet the man’s heart is in Pennsylvania. In August, the world watched the Clearfield County native win HISTORY’s seventh season of “Alone” by surviving the northern Canadian winter for 100 days. His prize? A cool $1 million. Welker had an ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO Oct. 23, 1970 Altoona Hospital received a $130,000 federal grant to open a family planning center at 326 Howard Ave., administrator Barbara Bilek saying “this center is not a birth control clinic, it is a family planning center.” There was no charge for its services. 25 ...

Let us overcome evil with good

Many are in a serious battle today with their health, finances and relationships and are being attacked with anxiety, fear and depression, however there is great news. We have been given the hope of restoration and deliverance in Jesus Christ, who is the great physician, is absolute truth ...

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Club notes

Blair Garden Club to meet Monday Blair Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the American Legion Post 516 Social Hall on North Juniata Street in Hollidaysburg. Deb Arnsparger, florist and owner of Creative Expressions and Anteeks, will demonstrate using gourds and pumpkins as ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Kai Buda’s family include (from left): front — Yolanda Bumann of Altoona, great-grandmother; back — Matthew Buda of Woodburn, Ore., father, holding Kai Buda; Vince Bumann of Altoona, great-grandfather; and Vicky Buda of Altoona, grandmother. The ...

Alpha Alpha state president installs officers

On June 23, Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, met at Slick’s Ivy Stone Restaurant, Osterburg. Outgoing president Kristine Walters led the business meeting where Projects Committee Chair Linda Clapper reported on the success of the blankets donated to Your ...

Yesteryear

This 1980 photo (above) is of the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Juniata Shops Power Plant engine room which shows the stationary engineers equipment. The electrical switchboard power room was to the rear of the engine room. South Altoona had two huge turbines and the power plant had hardwood floors ...

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Honors lists

THE CITADEL, Charleston, S.C. — Spring dean’s list: Nicholas Piacentini, Hollidaysburg (gold star award for 3.7 GPA or higher, president’s list and commandant’s distinguished list); Andrew Finkle, Mill Creek. CENTRAL PENN COLLEGE, Summerdale — Evan Cottle, Hopewell, summer term.

Alpha Alpha state president installs officers

On June 23, Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, met at Slick’s Ivy Stone Restaurant, Osterburg. Outgoing president Kristine Walters led the business meeting where Projects Committee Chair Linda Clapper reported on the success of the blankets donated to Your ...

Admissions

MARIETTA COLLEGE, Marietta, Ohio — Caden Rupert, Petersburg. UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY, Findlay, Ohio — Sarah Stanley, Altoona.

On campus

Pa. Highlands to hold in-person open house Nov. 11-12 JOHNSTOWN –– Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will hold an in-person open house at its facilities on Nov. 11 and 12. Prospective students and their guest may choose from one of five sessions to attend: Nov. 11 –– 2 ...

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Ashley Morningstar, Jackson Brumbaugh

Patrick and Corinthia Morningstar announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Morningstar, to Jackson Brumbaugh. Jackson is the son of Jill Brumbaugh and Wade Heuston and stepson of Sonya Heuston. He graduated from Central High School, Martinsburg, in 2012. He is a data manager ...

Diana DeBernardis, Robert Luciano Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard J. DeBernardis of Altoona announced the engagement of their daughter, Diana Evonne, to Robert Lee Luciano Jr., son of Robert Lee Luciano Sr. and Renee A. Francis-Luciano of Hollidaysburg. Ms. DeBernardis is a 2014 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2018 graduate ...

Taylor Edmiston, Nicholas Wolf

Taylor Edmiston and Nicholas Wolf, both of Pittsburgh, are engaged to be married. Miss Edmiston is the daughter of David and Melody Edmiston of Altoona. She is a 2015 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2019 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of science degree ...

Emily Kirk, Michael Nagle

Emily Kirk and Michael Nagle were united in marriage June 20, 2020 at Eielson Air Force Base, North Pole, Alaska. Emily is the daughter of Don and Sally Kirk of Patton. Michael is the son of Chuck Nagle and Debra Burkey of Patton. Emily is a teacher in Alaska. Michael is serving in ...

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Mary and Joseph Lilly

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lilly of Altoona celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Oct. 18. They were married Oct. 18, 1980, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Lilly is the former Mary Fochler. The couple have two children: Justine (Misha) Kononov of State ...

Christine and Craig Dimitroff

Mr. and Mrs. Craig R. Dimitroff of Hollidaysburg celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 12, 1995, at the former Candlelight Restaurant, Ebensburg. Mrs. Dimitroff is the former Christine Stevens. They have four children: James of Altoona, Katherine “Katie” and ...

Katherine and Frank Roscia

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roscia of 137 N. Hawthorne Drive, Altoona, will celebrate their 76th wedding anniversary on Oct. 21 with a family dinner. They were married Oct. 21, 1944, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Roscia is the former Katherine Bellacero. The couple have three ...

Janet and Robert Pennington

Mr. and Mrs. Robert “Bob” F. Pennington of Altoona are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 11, 1975, in the Edith Davis Eve Chapel at Penn State Altoona. The Altoona natives have always lived in the City of Altoona. Mrs. Pennington is the former Janet Kay ...

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Kaitlin Meck, Matthew Heintzelman

Kaitlin Meck and Matthew Heintzelman were united in marriage on Sept. 26 at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena in Allentown. The Rev. Monsignor Joseph P.T. Smith officiated. The bride is the daughter of Darin and Heather Meck of Martinsburg, and the bridegroom is the son of Robert and ...

Abigail Orr, Mason McGinnis

Abigail Orr and Mason McGinnis were united in marriage on May 16, 2020. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Joy Orr of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Terry and Michele McGinnis of Altoona. The wedding party included their siblings: Lydia Orr, Chloe Orr, Bethany Orr, Avery ...

Samantha Barnes, Adam Kreider

Samantha Barnes and Adam Kreider were united in marriage on Sept. 5, 2020, at the former Roudabush Farm (now known as Memaws) in Claysburg. Brenda Marriner performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Angie Claar and Chad Barnes of Claysburg. The bridegroom is the son of Loy and ...

Lauren Striebig, Chad Barton

Lauren Striebig and Chad Barton were united in marriage Aug. 7, 2020, in Dallastown. The bride is the daughter of Robin and Jennifer Striebig of Dallastown. The bridegroom is the son of John and Mary Kay Barton of Hollidaysburg. Katie Luckenbaugh served as the maid of honor. The ...