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Yesteryear

This Altoona Mirror file photo shows Davidson’s Frocks ’n Frills Dress Co., which had locations at 1117 12th St., Altoona, and in Hollidaysburg, across from the Blair County Courthouse. Gene Davidson, an Air Force veteran, was the owner. This photo was taken Nov. 12, 1952, at the Altoona ...

PMEA District Band Festival

Courtesy photo Twenty-three students from Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 6 Band Festival that was held Feb. 12-14 at Everett Area High School. Shown are (from left): first row — Adam Elder, Kyle Daughterty, Matt ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO: May 22, 1970 Famous CBS newsman Harry Reasoner was in Altoona for the Mercy Hospital 60th annual Founders Day dinner at the Penn Alto Hotel and said that the “Americans are people with the greatest challenges in history.” 25 YEARS AGO: May 22, 1995 Both the Unity ...

Local teen making masks for veterans, health care workers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — An American Legion Auxiliary junior member of Unit 516, Hollidaysburg, is doing her part in the fight against COVID-19. Junior Council Chairman Julie Singer put out the word she needed help making masks for veterans, health care workers and community members in need. The ...

Clearfield Charitable Foundation distributes funds for food banks

CLEARFIELD — Early this year, the Clearfield County Charitable Founda-tion Board of Directors approved a distribution of $3,900 in funding to area food banks. Funding was provided to food pantries managed by Central Pennsylvania Community Action in the communities of Clearfield, ...

Landlords association donates $12,150 to nonprofits

The Central Pennsylvania Landlords Association presented $12,150 to several area nonprofits. Recipients included The Bair Foundation, $1,500; Camp Anderson, $1,500; Dreams Go On, $1,500; Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club, $1,500; Operation Our Town, $3,650; Central Pennsylvania Humane ...

Derby champions

Courtesy photo On Feb. 29, the Blazing Buffalo Patrol of Cub Scout Pack 331, Hollidaysburg, won the annual Klondike Derby held by the Laurel Highlands Council at Camp Anderson in Tyrone. This makes the Blazing Buffalos back-to-back champions. The team scored 103 out of 110 possible points. ...

Yesteryear

Margaret “Margie” (Zeek) Smith of Martinsburg submitted this May 1960 photo of the last “May Day” ceremonies held before Roaring Spring High School joined Cove High School for the jointure of 1960-61. The May Crowning was held at Spring Park in Roaring Spring. The court for May Queen ...

Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest

Courtesy photo The Rotary Club of Hollidaysburg held its annual Four-Way Speech Contest Feb. 18. The winner was Brooke Davenport, a senior at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, who advanced to the next level. Shown are (from left): Paul Gallagher, event coordinator; Maddie Shanafelt; ...

Across the area

Courtesy photo In April, Duncansville Domino’s donated pizza for all three shifts at the Blair County Prison, Hollidaysburg, to show their appreciation for essential workers. Blair County Corrections Officer Thomas Yoder accepted a donation from Domino’s employee Dakota ...

Rotary holds 4-Way Test Speech Contest

MARTINSBURG — The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has announced the winners of its 2020 Four-Way Test Speech Contest held Feb. 26 at Northern Bedford County High School. Eight contestants representing Central High School, Martinsburg, and Northern Bedford County High School, Loysburg, ...

Foundation helps area cancer support group

CLEARFIELD — Among the grants recently awarded by the Clearfield County Charitable Foundation was a $1,000 donation to Clear-field County Cancer Sup-port Inc. of Curwensville. “The support offered by Clearfield County Cancer Support is important,” said CCCF Executive Director Mark ...

Across the area

South Hills offers free online classes South Hills School of Business & Technology is offering Live Online Learning classes on Zoom. Each class is only about 30 minutes in length. Upcoming free learning opportunities include: Today — Excel for Beginners, noon. Today — Meet the ...

Students raise $8,700 for Seedz 4 Needz

EBENSBURG — Cent-ral Cambria High School juniors Megan Stevens and Tristan Moss hosted Jakob Zernick and Seedz 4 Needz at two basketball games Jan. 29 and 30. Seedz 4 Needz is a nonprofit that provides monetary and gift donations to children battling illness created by Jakob Zernick, an ...

Girl launches project to thank essential workers

Kinsley Palilla of Altoona, founder of the local youth service organization Kids for Community, launched an initiative on May 1 to thank essential workers both near and far. Through her creation, PROJECT #BrighterDaysAhead, Kinsley enlists the help of local kids and their families to deliver ...

Daughters of the Nile

Courtesy photo Dorcas Temple No. 129, Daughters of the Nile held its 55th installation of officers on March 8. Shown are (from left): front — Past Supreme Queen Vonda Houser; middle row — Princess Treasure Past Queen Leah Wilson, Jr Past Queen Mary Kay Leighty, Queen Beverly Harris, ...

WISE Women presents spring scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County congratulated the fall 2019 winners to receive scholarships for the spring semester. The scholarships are available to female residents of Blair County ages 21 and older who have overcome adversity in their lives and are pursuing post-secondary education. A total ...

Penn State Master Gardeners welcome four new trainees

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Blair County welcomes four new trainees as they completed the Master Gardener basic training program on Feb. 27. Basic training began in October with weekly classes on botany, plant propagation, soil health and fertilizer management, composting, controlling ...

Pet obituary-Joe

‘My Pal Joe’ by Ron Filer of Hollidaysburg When I think of Joe, my old friend and pal, it brings tears to my eyes, and even a smile. How proud I was when we went for a walk, he would sit down and wait when I stopped to talk, Not a leash he would wear as he stayed by my side ...

Club notes

Courtesy photo The Rotary Club of Hollidaysburg recently donated $1,000 to the American Rescue Workers to support the important work they are doing in feeding local residents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shown are (from left): Rotarian Bob Williams, Sally Williams (Rotary Club ...