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District 12 of ‘The Hunger Games’ is now a historic place

RALEIGH, N.C. — What would the folks in the Capitol think? District 12 is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Henry River Mill Village, which served as the home of the three main characters from the original “The Hunger Games,” was named a historic place last month and ...

Ink is art: Altoonans first tattooists with SAMA exhibit

Two Blair County tattooists make The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona history to have an exhibit showing their artistic influences in a mixed media exhibit showing through Sept. 7. “Inside the Outsiders: Timmy Ickes and Robert “Bob” Hecker,” showcases their differences ...

Nicktown native publishes first book

Nicktown native Gerry Stanek, now of Greensboro, North Carolina, recently published his first book “They Came Here Looking for Light: The Plattsville Stories” a fictional work inspired by the culture of coal mining families and towns in Cambria County. Published by Bitum-inous Press, the ...

‘Wild Rose’ heralds arrival of rising star

NEW YORK — The Irish actress Jessie Buckley grew up in County Kerry and lives in London but she’s lately been traveling so much that she gives her present address as Heathrow Airport and New York’s JFK. But regardless of her physical location, her mental state is much the same. “I ...

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Yesteryear

The Long family of Altoona submitted this photo of the choir from First Baptist Church, Altoona. They think it was taken in 1954 or 1955. Shown are (from left): front row — Eleanor Rhine, Myrza Maurer Ritchey, Naomi Orr Nelson Campbell, Elvialon Turnbaugh, Doris Long Stendel, Betsy Hobson, ...

Club notes

Patton Garden Club awards scholarships PATTON — The Patton Garden Club awarded scholarships at the Cambria Heights High School Awards Banquet on May 15. Jayme Erter, who will major in biology, received $1,000, and Paige McConnell, who will major in environmental sciences, received ...

Pet obituary – Harley ‘Sportster’ Frederick

Harley ‘Sportster’ Frederick Feb. 13, 2008 — June 4, 2019 Our beloved mini doxie Harley, 11, crossed the rainbow bridge on June 4, 2019, to escape the cancer that took over his little body. Harley loved his life. He loved everyone he met. His favorite color was green and although ...

Library grant

Courtesy photo The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library received a $2,000 grant from Pennsylvania Skill. The grant will be used to improve the library services to the community through the purchase of new software, new reference materials, new DVDs and updated nonfiction titles plus classics and ...

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On campus

Student competes for Venture Battle funding GROVE CITY — Grove City College student entrepreneur Garrett Jacobs of Bedford competed for $24,000 in prize money in the Wolverine Venture Battle, a contest that simulates the real world hunt for the lifeblood of business: funding. The ...

Mount Aloysius College graduates

MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE, CRESSON SPRING GRADUATES Altoona — Alisa Marie Barnes, B.S., education/early childhood, pre-K/4; Jennifer J. Bryan, B.S., business administration; Heather M. DeCriscio, A.S., nursing; Shain Michael Fagan, B.A., psychology; Randi Fay, B.S., business administration; ...

UPJ dean’s list

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT JOHNSTOWN SPRING DEAN’S LIST Bedford County 4.0 Alum Bank — Kaitlyn J. Allison Bedford — Kyle A. Pittman, Kerstin B. Pyle New Paris — Rachel M. Dikum Osterburg — Hannah D. Miller Saxton — Amanda J. Stoudnour Schellsburg — Kaylin M. ...

Honor roll

GLENDALE JUNIOR/ SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FLINTON FOURTH MARKING PERIOD PRINCIPAL’S HONOR 12TH GRADE — Nicolas Blake, Kassidi Byerly, Rain DeLucia, Coollette Diehl, Katelyn Feige, Amber Glass, Tyler Gobert, Cassidy Hamilton, Maria Henry, Crystal Jasper, Jacob Jasper, Jeremy Keith, Jeremy ...

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Alyssa Baker, Adam Ingram

Alyssa L. Baker and Adam N. Ingram, both of Roaring Spring, are engaged to be married. The prospective bride is the daughter of Stacy L. Baker of Saxton. She is a 2013 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. Mr. Ingram is the son of Vicki and Melvin Ingram of Roaring ...

Amanda Smith, Travis Mills

Amanda Smith of Tyrone and Travis Mills of Bell-wood are engaged to be married. Miss Smith is the daughter of Raymond and Rita Detwiler of Tyrone. She is a 2009 graduate of Tyrone Area High School. She is employed in court administration at Magisterial District Court, Tyrone. Mr. Mills ...

Arlene Ivory, John Huth III

Arlene Grace Ivory and John Gary Huth III, both of Indiana, Pa., are engaged to be married. Miss Ivory is formerly of Ashville. She is the daughter of James Michael Ivory and JoAnn DiCosimo Ivory of Ashville. Miss Ivory holds a master of arts degree in music performance with a voice ...

Danielle Filer, Kelly Martin

Danielle Christine Filer and Kelly Michael Martin, both of York, are engaged to be married. Miss Filer is the daughter of Ralph and Christine Filer of Altoona. She is a 2008 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona; a 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a ...

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Scott and Ann Marie Franco

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Franco of 905 Reservoir Road, Hollidaysburg, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married June 18, 1994, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Franco is the former Ann Marie Kuhn. The couple have four children: Maggie of ...

Don and Marcia Wyant

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wyant of Duncansville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise celebration on April 14 at the Leamersville Grace Fellowship Activity Building hosted by their family. They were married April 19, 1969, in Duncansville. Mrs. Wyant is the former Marcia ...

Carl and Sandy Swope

Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Swope of Claysburg celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary June 3. They were married June 3, 1989, at Lower Claar Church of the Brethern, Claysburg. Mrs. Swope is the former Sandy Claar. The couple have two daughters: Kala Swope (fiance Jon Dreisigacker) of ...

John and Pamela McCulley

Mr. and Mrs. John McCulley of 2026 18th St., Altoona, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Grand Canyon, Wellsboro. They were married May 3, 1969, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. McCulley is the former Pamela Frederick. The couple have ...

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Nicole Siford, Dr. Jennifer Myers

Nicole Siford and Dr. Jennifer Myers were united in marriage on April 25 at a private beach ceremony in Key West, Fla. The double-ring ceremony took place at 6 p.m. on Smather’s Beach, and a dinner reception was hosted at their home. Ms. Siford is a graduate of Harmony High School, Cherry ...

Brooke Wilson, Jamie Abrell

Brooke Wilson and Jamie Abrell were united in marriage Sept. 15 at Four Fillies Lodge, Peterstown, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Brenda and Jim Wilson of Flinton. The bridegroom is the son of Lonnie and Susie Abrell of Paw Paw, West Virginia. Todd Gray was the officiant. The bride was ...

Erin Paul, Matthew Landfried

Erin Paul and Matthew Landfried were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. July 7 at Bree-Z-Acres, Warriors Mark. The bride is the daughter of Virginia and Jerry Paul of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Sherry and Kevin Landfried, Clarion. The Rev. John Emig performed the double-ring ...

Jaclyn Johnson, Christopher Dietze

Jaclyn Johnson and Christopher Dietze were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Heron Hill Winery, Hammondsport, N.Y. The bride is the daughter of Eric and Jodi Johnson, both of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Carl and Karen Dietze, both of Hollidaysburg. Pastor Drew McCaffery ...