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Yesteryear-PRR Pony League

Ralph Filer of Altoona submitted this photo of the Pennsylvania Railroad Pony League Middle Division from October 1953. Ivan Perry was team manager. The photo was taken at Grand Central Station in New York City after the World Series game between the Dodgers and the Yankees.

Mask warriors

Courtesy photo Members of the Lilly American Legion Auxiliary Unit 628 have been making masks for area students. The women have made approximately 600 masks. Shown are (from left): front — Gloria Kuntz, Holly Noland and Bev Wilk; back — Shelly MacIntosh, Sally Behe, Beatrice Zurilla and ...

Foundation receives donation from Lumberjack Chainsaw Carvers Event

CLEARFIELD –– The Clearfield County Charitable Foundation received a donation of $1,377, which was a portion of the proceeds from the auction held at the completion of the Lumberjack Chainsaw Carvers Event held on June 26 and 27 at the Big Lots Plaza in Clearfield. The event was organized ...

Samaritans Promise raises funds to buy van for area man who is a quadraplegic

The Samaritans Promise, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), recently reached its goal of $8,000. In less than six months, and, during a pandemic, the organization received donations from individuals and businesses in Blair County. As advertised, the money was used to purchase a handicap-equipped van for ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO: Sept. 11, 1970 The Blair County Tourist and Convention Bureau, Duane Bordell vice-president, was to welcome the High Iron Co. Inc. steam excursion train to the Penn Central Railroad station in downtown Altoona on Sept. 12. It was to book rides for local residents for two days ...

Across the area

Courtesy photo Matt Stich was recognized by the Altoona Blair County Photo Society as Photographer of the Year for 2019 competitions. Stich was show champion for both the Print and Projected Image Competition taking the highest points. Phil Andraychak, Randy Klobetanz and Ken Becker finished ...

Local pickleball club formed

The Blair County Pickleball Club has announced its formation. The club’s mission is to promote the game of pickleball, one of the nation’s fastest-growing sports. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is played with a paddle and a wiffle ball on 20x44 ...

Altoona library sets Sept. programs

Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., Altoona, has announced its programs for September. For more information, call 946-0417 or visit www.altoona library.org. Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations for Kyah Chamberlain’s family include (from left): Richard Andrew Chamberlain of Duncansville, grandfather; Arthur L. Chamberlain of Duncansville, great-grandfather; and Richard Andrew Chamberlain II of Temple Terrace, Fla., father, holding his daughter, Kyah ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the names of the winners of the Aug. 26 game. They are: John Regan and Robert Flynn, first; Marcia and Dave Dravis, second; Diana Beaver and Leila Milazzo, third; Joan Blinn and Jeff Gourley, fourth. Games are held online. For more ...

Yesteryear-Labor Day parade

Leonard Alwine of Altoona submitted this photo from Labor Day 1959. Grandview Fire Company took first and second place in the pumping contest at Lakemont. Later in the parade, the first-place team rode Engine No. 1, a 1958 White. Members were driver Cloyd Forsht, William Parks (in cab), Sue ...

Healing Patch modifies support for families who lost a loved one

The Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program continues to offer support for local grieving children and their family members at no cost to families. Although family group sessions are suspended at this time due to COVID-19, a variety of options are available for families. New families are ...

Altoona Courtesy Kia donates face shields to Center for Health

To aid the fight against COVID-19, Altoona Courtesy Kia has donated more than 100 face shields for medical worker use at Empower3 Center for Health. This delivery is the latest element of Kia Motors’ Accelerate the Good program, which includes national and local level initiatives ...

Across the area

AFSCME to hold summer picnic The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will hold its summer picnic Sept. 2 at the union hall on Patchway Road in Duncansville. Those attending should arrive at 12:30 p.m. Food will be served at 1 p.m. Social distancing will be ...

Low-Life Riders plan charity ride, reverse drawing

Burgi’s Low-Life Riders will hold its annual charity ride and reserve drawing on Sept. 6. The charity ride will be held at Roundhouse Harley Davidson with registration at 10 a.m. and kick-off ceremonies to follow at 11:15 a.m. Fee is $20 each for driver and rider. This event is not an ...

Donations around the area

Courtesy photos On Jan. 30, the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department accepted a $15,000 grant from Energy Transfer through its First Responder Fund, which will aid in the purchase of two reels of hydraulic fire hose to be mounted to a new rescue truck. Shown are (from left): Corey ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Kolton James Hill’s family include (from left): front — Joyce Handlon of Cherry Tree, great-great-grandmother, holding Kolton James Hill, 2.5 months old; back — Sabrina and Shawn Hill of Port Matilda, parents; Judy Morgan of Port Matilda, ...