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Legarski endowment created

The Independent Catholic Foundation has announced that the family of Father Tony Legarski has created the Rev. Anthony J. Legarski Educational Endowment Fund for Seminarians and Permanent Deacons. Legarski participated in deacon candidate interviews, authored a pamphlet describing the role of ...

Spiritual Notes

Drive-thru turkey dinner planned Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 136 Hilltop Road, Lilly, will hold a drive-tru turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18. The meal includes turkey with all the fixings, plus dessert and dinner roll. Cost is $11. Food pantry open Tuesdays and ...

Diocese to celebrate Bartchak’s 10th year

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak’s episcopal ordination on Monday, April 19. He was ordained a Bishop and installed as the eighth Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown on April 19, 2011, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in ...

SAMA sets Preakness Gala

Event is May 15 at Winsome Estate & Stables After the elation and success of The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Derby Day Gala last year, this year the date and theme are based on the Preakness race on May 15. The Preakness Gala promises to be a grand, sophisticated, and ...

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National Library Week

Courtesy photo On April 15, the Blair County commissioners proclaimed April 4-10 as National Library Week in Blair County. The Blair County Library System joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and ...

Senior birthday: Hannah “Ruth” Heverly

Hannah “Ruth” Heverly of the Allegheny Lutheran Home, Hollidaysburg, celebrated her 100th birthday on April 15. Ruth enjoyed celebrating and the countless happy wishes from her extended family including many grand, great grand, and even great great grandchildren, as well as several nieces ...

Webinars to help with Alzheimer’s, dementia

Individuals who are interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s and dementia are encouraged to participate in webinars offered by Penn State Extension. There is no cost to attend these programs. These webinars include: “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” will be offered from ...

Across the area

Ambucs to host blood screening May 1 The Ambucs Blood Screening Program will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. May 1 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona. Register today and get a 36-test blood screening for $55. Optional tests are available for an additional cost. A 12-hour fast is ...

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Dean’s list

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE Fall term: Dean’s list — Connor Heath, Hesston; Nathan Imgrund, Bedford; Jennifer Shaffer, Hesston. Dean’s commendation list — Erin Fitzgerald, Port Matilda; Kathryn Hopsicker, Alexandria; Zane Kazmarski, Huntingdon; Abel Rose, Hollidaysburg.

Honor rolls-Portage and Spring Cove

PORTAGE AREA JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL SEVENTH GRADE — Cassidy Burkett, Kira Dillon, Helaina Graessle, Loralei Lingafelt, Brock Mko, Calla Miko, Britton Myher, Nicholas Pisarski, Ana Selapack, Braylinne Shaw, Adasyn Trusik. EIGHTH GRADE — ...

Juniata’s Mock Trial Team wraps up successful season

HUNTINGDON — Juniata College’s Mock Trial team concluded a successful season recently, establishing its prowess as a nationally ranked competitor. Led by Attorney David Andrews ’74, the team has advanced to the National Playoffs each of the three years the team has been in ...

Curwensville music program receives national recognition

CURWENSVILLE — Curwensville Area School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to ...

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Kelly Bowers, George Featherstone

Kelly Bowers and George Featherstone, both of New Jersey, are engaged to be married. Miss Bowers is the daughter of John and Karen Bowers of Roaring Spring. She is a 2007 graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg; a 2011 graduate of Saint Francis Uni-versity, Loretto, with a ...

Melissa Summers, Wally Zapotoczny

Melissa Summers and Wally Zapotoczny, both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. Miss Summers is the daughter of Jeanne C. Summers of Altoona and the late Herbert E. Summers Sr. She is a 1997 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2002 graduate of Penn State University, University ...

Emily Derr, Deryk Montgomery

Emily Derr and Deryk Montgomery are engaged to be married. Ms. Derr is the daughter of Allan Derr of Duncansville and JoZane and Todd Cardamone of Bellwood. She is a 2009 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School and a 2012 graduate of South Hills School of Business and Technology with an ...

Stephen Wells, Courtney Miller

Stephen M. Wells of Altoona and Courtney A. Miller of Glen Rock are engaged to be married. Miss Miller is the daughter of Todd and Holly Miller of Glen Rock. She is a 2007 graduate of South Western High School, Hanover. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Widener ...

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Ken and Nellie Diehl

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Diehl of Duncansville will observe their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday. A card shower is being held. Cards may be sent to them at 1643 Knob Run Road, Duncansville, PA 16635. They were married April 23, 1966, at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church, Wilmore, by ...

Theresa and Harold Cole

Mr. and Mrs. Harold “Teeny” Cole of Indiana, Pa., formerly of Altoona, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on April 14. They were married April 14, 1951, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ashville. Mrs. Cole is the former Theresa Krug. Teeny and Theresa first met as ...

Margaret and Michael Strueber

Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Strueber of Hollidaysburg recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Naples, Florida. They were married March 13, 1971, at the Ark and the Dove Chapel in Pittsburgh. Mrs. Strueber is the former Margaret Churchill. Mr. Strueber is founding director emeritus ...

Sandra and Jim Pearson

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pearson of Lakemont are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married March 25, 1961. The couple have three children: Tina Miller (Glen Banks), Jim Pearson Jr. (Judy) and Michelle Chilcote. They have five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. ...

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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 ...

Morgan Malovich, Bradley Hillegas

Morgan Malovich and Bradley Hillegas were united in marriage Dec. 12, 2020, at Whispering Hollow Estates in Pleasantville. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Melissa Malovich of Claysburg. The bridegroom is the son of Tracy Hartman of Berlin and Jody Hillegas of Shanksville. The ...

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 ...