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Civil War descendants to meet BELLWOOD –– The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. John Crider will lead a Civil War trivia challenge. Members and the public are welcome to attend. Blair Garden club to meet ...

BackPack program seeks volunteers, partners

Mountain Lion summer session begins June 17 The Mountain Lion BackPack program is gearing up for its summer program and seeking volunteers and churches to partner with the outreach. The summer program will run from Friday, June 17, through Friday, Aug. 19. The group is looking for churches ...

Golf event to aid Gates Foundation

The 12th Annual “For the Kids” golf tournament will be held on Saturday, June 11, at the Park Hills golf club in Altoona. The tournament benefits the Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation, which sponsors daily afterschool programs in three of Altoona’s low income housing developments. ...

‘Hydration’ donation

Courtesy photo The Lakemont Lions Club presented Lions water bottles to the Logan Township Police Department. The purpose is to adhere to District Governor Gary Shetter’s theme “Hydration.” Shetter wanted to get the message out regarding personal hydration and its importance. Above, ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has released the names of the winners of its recent games. May 4 — Joan Blinn and Bruce Baldwin, first; Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, second; Carol Moyer and Pat Dorfmeister, third. May 5 — Joan Blinn and Bruce Baldwin, first; Jean Green and Jean ...

Yesteryear-William Penn Hotel

Altoona’s former high-class hotel, the William Penn, was located on Chestnut Avenue and 11th Street. These photos, taken in the early 1960s, show the building and the lobby area as printed on a postcard as seen at right and below. The photos were submitted by Leonard Alwine of Altoona.