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On this date

50 years ago Sept. 30, 1971 For the first time, the Pennsylvania State Police were to admit women as troopers. Kathleen Grove of Altoona and Dana Hunter of Tyrone were among several local women who applied. 25 years ago Sept. 30, 1996 About 1,500 people participated in the 7th annual Walk ...

Around the area

Meet the Ranger Saturday at fort Fort Roberdeau will host “Meet the Frontier Ranger” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 11 and younger. Jared Frederick portrays a frontier ranger at Fort Roberdeau. During the ...

The stars will align for ‘Mario’ movie

Thursday night’s Nintendo Direct presentation was arguably the best one in years. It didn’t have everything I personally had hoped for, but it had a little bit of everything for everyone, with so much good that it’s too much good for this week’s column. Seriously, we’re not even ...

Bellwood Quilting Bees host show

The Bellwood Quilting Bees will host their annual quilt show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Hillside Community Church Annex, 508 Cambria St., Bellwood. Parking is available. The show consists of several displays including quilted patriotic items in honor of the 20th ...

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Plein Air workshop set

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Loretto will host a Plein Air Painting Workshop with Ron Donoughe at the museum from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2. Cost for the two-day workshop is $75 for nonmembers or $65 for SAMA members. The workshop will start with ...

Coalport museum volunteers lauded

COALPORT — After a moment of silence in remembrance of the recent passing of Clearfield County Historical Society President David P. Wulderk, Coalport Area Museum Commission President Robert Counsman greeted members at the Aug. 31 meeting by thanking everyone for stepping up to volunteer for ...

Koch sisters attend space adventures

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Altoona sisters Evie Koch, a sixth grader, and Estella Koch, a ninth grader, attended camp in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge and U.S. Cyber Camp. The Rocket Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate and NASA ...

In the news on this date: Sept. 22

50 years ago Sept. 22, 1971 Deborah Muldoon of Altoona was elected the first Miss Central Blair United Fund at the United Fund kickoff dinner at the Penn Alto Hotel. Miss Muldoon worked as a communicator for the State Police. 25 years ago Sept. 22, 1996 Altoona native John Pielmeier, who ...

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Swimming for a cure

Courtesy photo Duncansville resident Lily Davis, 12, a sixth-grade student at Foot of Ten Elementary School, Duncansville, raised $1,400 for the American Cancer Society during its July 15-mile Swim Challenge. Lily is a member of the Blair Regional Tiger Sharks, which she joined in 2019. Lily ...

Graduates

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, Kent, Ohio –– Rejina Mencer, Altoona, bachelor’s degree in business administration; Shannon Harrington, Huntingdon, bachelor’s degree in fine arts, magna cum laude.

Reunion

NEW ENTERPRISE –– The Replogle High School Alumni Association has scheduled a reunion at noon Friday, Sept. 17, at the Replogle Building in New Enterprise. Also occurring at same time will be a reunion of the Northern Bedford High School classes of 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 and 1962. The ...

On campus

Student part of Summer Scholars Program READING — Nathaniel Howell of Bedford was one of 16 first-year Albright College students who pursued a four-week head start on their college education this summer, via Albright’s innovative Summer Scholars program. A graduate of Pennsylvania ...

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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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Patricia and James Luther

Mr. and Mrs. James Luther of Fallentimber are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 28, 1971, at the St. Basil Catholic Church in Coalport. Mrs. Luther is the former Patricia Welker. The couple have two children: Jim (Valerie) Luther of Altoona and Joe ...

Beverly and Brian Fleck

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Fleck of Duncansville will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 3, 1955, at Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church, Duncansville. Mrs. Fleck is the former Beverly Rice. The couple have four sons: Troy, Chad and Tod, who are all deceased; ...

Jean and Bob Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kelly of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at The Allegro restaurant. A trip has been planned for September to Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. They were married Aug. 7, 1971, in Winchester, Va. Mrs. Kelly is the former Jean Blazer. The ...

Delsa and Gregg Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Miller of East Freedom will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24. They were married Aug. 24, 1996 at Dry Run Independent Baptist Church in Duncansville. Mrs. Miller is the former Delsa Harr. The couple have four children: Amy Weaver (Brandon) of East ...

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Jessica Smith, Eric Harteis

Jessica Smith and Eric Harteis were united in marriage at 2 p.m. April 24, 2021, at First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg. The bride is the daughter of Brian and Tammy Smith of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Joe and Sandy Harteis of Duncansville. Pastor John Godissart ...

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 ...