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Yesteryear

These Mirror file photos are from the Blair-Bedford Boy Scout Camp, near Allemansville, from the early 1960s. Above, the camp dining hall nears completion. At left is one of the many trails through the forest. Above, two 1,000-gallon septic tanks are placed in the ground to take care of the ...

PSU student receives Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship

Taylor Baum of Holli-daysburg is a winner in the Heroes’ Legacy Schol-arships For Children of Fallen or Disabled Service Members. The scholarship grants for this special program are principally underwritten by the author’s after-tax proceeds from the book “Of Thee I Sing. A Letter to my ...

Local Scout attains rank of Eagle

Nick Nale of Troop 3031, Duncansville, recently received Scouting’s highest honor: the rank of Eagle Scout. A Court of Honor was held at the Duncansville Veterans of Foreign War Post 8724, which is the troop’s sponsor. Rich Chamberlain and Steve Weir are the Scoutmasters. Nick’s ...

Northern Cambria wins envirothon

ST. MICHAEL — Northern Cambria High School Team I took first-place honors at the Cambria County Envirothon at the Disasters Edge in St. Michael. Students competed in five environment-based field stations: soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife and environmental issues. ...

Local student wins Lamar scholarship

BATON ROUGE, La. — Andrea Parrish is one of five winners nationwide to receive Lamar Advertising Co.’s President’s Scholar-ship. George Foster, Lamar’s general manager, presented her with the first of 10 scholarship checks at Lamar’s office in Altoona. Lamar will give students ...

WISE Women presents scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County announced the scholarship winners for the spring term. The scholarships are available to female residents of Blair County 21 years and older who have overcome adversity in their lives and are pursuing post-secondary education. A total of $12,000 was awarded ...

Across the area

Shamus Shuffle set for Aug. 26 On Aug. 26, area residents are invited to run, walk or ride the Ghost Town Trail to support Brother Shamus McGrenra as he prepares to embark on his seventh annual Charity Bike Ride. The distance is up to you. All ages are welcome. Participants should meet at ...

My Ride-Charles ‘Chuck’ Geist, Altoona

Courtesy photo 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Charles "Chuck" Geist, Altoona Description: “This is the first car that I ever purchased by myself, at the age of 18 in 1974. My aunt lent me the money due to the short notice that the Chevelle was for sale. It was purchased from George Isenberg ...

Car and motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting will be Sept. 14. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at ...

Birthday

Mary Brunner Mary N. Brunner will celebrate her 90th birthday on Monday. A card shower is being held in her honor. Cards may be sent to her at 734 Tipton Road, Tyrone, PA 16686. She was born Aug. 21, 1927, at the Tipton Hotel, the daughter of John E. and Frances Louise (Singleton) ...

Across the area

Astronomy club plans sky watch HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Starlight Astronomy Club will hold a free public sky watch from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday at Canoe Creek State Park. The club will meet in the parking lot on the beach side of the lake. The rain date is Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to ...

Operation Our Town plans golf event

Tournament slated Sept. 19 at Park Hills Operation Our Town’s fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Sept. 19 at Park Hills Golf Club, Altoona. The day prior to the tournament, OOT will hold two additional events at Park Hills Golf Club in conjunction with the main golf ...

Tyrone Hospital Foundation golf outing nets $20K

TYRONE — The Tyrone Hospital Foundation raised more than $20,000 to support Tyrone Hospital via the foundation’s 16th annual golf tournament, which was held June 5 at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring. More than 70 golfers enjoyed 18 holes of scramble golf, along with lunch and ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Van Tour of Historic Portage Railroad, 1 p.m. Saturday, meet at the visitor center. This tour is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Evening on the Summit: Concert by Tim Dabbs, 8 p.m. Saturday, ...

UPMC Bedford auxiliary buys scales for hospital’s heart failure patients

EVERETT — UPMC Bedford Memorial Auxiliary recently donated nearly $600 to the cardiac rehabilitation program to purchase 50 scales for heart failure patients. Heart failure means the heart is too weak to pump blood throughout the body. Blood and body fluids back up in the lungs, abdomen ...

Tiger Pride Day slated

Event to be held on Saturday HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Tiger Pride Commit-tee and the Hollidaysburg Area School District will host the third annual Tiger Pride Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium. This event celebrates the progress on the “Restore the Roar” project, ...

Three education leaders complete NAMI training

NAMI PA Blair County, the local affiliate office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, recently recognized its newest education leaders. Angela Martin, Rebecca Thompson and Crystal Walton have completed the NAMI Connection Facilitator Training Program. NAMI Connection is a weekly ...

Glendale golf outing nets $10,700

LUMBER CITY — Director Richard Snyder has announced the winners of the 13th annual Glendale Education Foundation Golf Tournament fundraiser held on June 9 at Eagles Ridge Golf Club. With a score of 58, the foursome of Mark Noel, Joe Jenkins, John Snyder and Mat Rhodes finished first, ...

Club notes

Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. The meal is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ. Admission is $10 per person. Singles and couples are welcome. This is a ...

Service note

EMILY T. STONE U.S. Air Force Airman Emily T. Stone graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San An-tonio-Lackland, San Anton-io. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...