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Lakemont Lions Club awards

Courtesy photo During the Lakemont Lions Club’s summer picnic, the officer installations and awards presentation for 2019-20 year were held and the following were recognized. They are (from left): Doug Meintel, Melvin Jones Fellow; Ken Pine, Melvin Jones Fellow; Sondra Stacey, Carl ...

Museum commission discusses phone issues

COALPORT –– A once-collaborative relationship between the Coalport Area Coal Museum and the Glendale Area Public Library has apparently dissolved, as an emailed notice to the Coalport Museum Commission from GAPLI stated they no longer want to share telephone access in the community building ...

Dragon Pride Foundation makes donations

CLAYSBURG –– The Dragon Pride Foundation exists to provide funds for innovative programs which offer each student opportunities for extended learning in the Spring Cove School District. In line with that mission, the Dragon Pride Foundation has made several donations recently. To ...

Yesteryear

Leonard Alwine of Altoona submitted this photo of the Logan Area Junior High School cheerleaders from 1969. Shown are (from left): front row — Janine Petrarca, Monica Kyler and Michaela Veckov; middle row — Karen Luckner, Kathy Weakland, Patty Sinisi, Penny Brown and Jenny Jones; back row ...

Across the area

Virtual Peace Service set for Dec. 10 Penn State Altoona will hold a virtual Peace Service at 7 p.m. Dec. 10. The entire campus and local community are invited to participate in multiple ways. Participants can take a photo of themselves showing or holding a decorative sign depicting the ...

On this date

50 years ago — Nov. 27, 1970 Twelve members of Junior Achievement of Blair County, Edward Gable of the Altoona Mirror adviser, left for a conference in Charlottesville, Va., transportation provided by Montgomery Volkswagen in a VW van, Robert Burns new-car manager. 25 years ago — Nov. 27, ...

Operation Our Town makes donation to PA 30Day Fund

Golf event proceeds help support Blair small businesses affected by COVID-19 Operation Our Town held its eighth annual golf tournament Sept. 14 and 15. The two-day event included a mini-golf tournament at Lakemont Park and the US Foods Neighborhood BBQ at Park Hills Golf Club on Sept. 14 ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Nov. 11 -- Diana Beaver and Leila Milazzo, first; Carol Daley-Robeson and Roger Reese, second; Marcia and Dave Dravis tied with Cheryl Wherry and Barb Vander Jagt for third. Nov. 12 -- Bill Pounds and Ed ...

Yesteryear

Dave Walter of Mannassas, Va., submitted this 1970 photo. Walter attended Bishop Guilfoyle High School with Rep. John Joyce. Dave’s father, Dan Walter, now 97 years old and still living in Altoona, was secretary of the Altoona Parochial League in 1970 when the McNelis football team won the ...

50-year Moose life membership awards

Courtesy photo Two members of The Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 681 in Ebensburg have been awarded Life Membership for being 50-year members of this lodge. Charlie Moyer and Bob Matevish received certificates from Moose International located in Mooseheart, Ill. Pictured at the Ebensburg ...

Across the area

Club takes field trip, makes wreaths PATTON –– The September meeting of the Patton Garden Club was a field trip to the Nathan’s Divide Education Center located near the Ebensburg reservoir. This area marks a dividing point for the path of rainwater with water from the east eventually ...

Studio on 5th completes competition season

The Studio on 5th’s (TSO5) Competition Team has recently completed its 2019-20 season with some big wins. The team was excited to receive the opportunity to compete again in October, after having their competitive season cut short in March. The dancers performed their numbers in three ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Nov. 4 –– Carol Daley-robson and Roger Reese, first; Ed McCauley and Bill Pounds, second; Diana Beaver and Leida Milazzo, third; Jeff Gourley and Joan Blinn, fourth. Nov. 5 –– Roger Reese and Bernadette ...

Yesteryear

Joe Falger submitted this photo from when the Grandview Volunteer Fire Company Logan Township No. 1 installed new officers at its Feb. 5, 1976, meeting. Shown are (from left): seated — Kenneth Clapper, president; Robert Weimer, vice president; Pat Jones, treasurer; and Joseph Falger, ...

Supporting breast cancer awareness

Courtesy photo The Bedford County Technical Center’s Health Assisting program raised $502.77 for Breast Cancer Awareness during October, which was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The students in Mrs. Styer’s class reached their goal of $500 in just two weeks. The Bedford County Technical ...

Across the area

Food share program set for Monday DUNCANSVILLE –– The Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 8724 will hold its monthly Military Food Share distribution on Monday, beginning at noon, at the post, 1665 Newry Lane. It is for all active military, veterans and widows or widowers ...

Blair County Food Drive to be held next week

The Blair County Food Drive will be held Monday through Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day outside of Sam’s Club and Walmart of Altoona. There are a couple of ways to donate to the food drive to help those in need this holiday season. While shopping, pick up extra items and place ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Oct. 28 –– Jean Green and Jean Keller, first; Jeff Gourley and Joan Blinn, second;Carol Daley-Robson and Roger Reese, third; Marcia and Dave Dravis, fourth; Cheryl Wherry and Barb Vander Jagt, fifth. Oct. ...