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Improved Dwellings for Altoona holds 53rd annual meeting

On Aug. 25, Improved Dwellings for Altoona Inc. conducted its 53rd annual meeting at Altoona Grand Hotel. Officers for the 2020-22 term are: Kathryn A. Rutter, president; James F. Kuhn, first vice president; Joseph G. Keller, second vice president; the Rev. Douglas R. McGaffin, secretary; John ...

ACM encourages students to apply for federal aid

CUMBERLAND, Md. –– Allegany College of Maryland is encouraging high school seniors and prospective students to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic year. The application is at www.studentaid.gov. The FAFSA is used by colleges and ...

Saint Francis University awards students

LORETTO –– Saint Francis University recognized 65 students for achieving Academic Honors in Francis Worldwide School of Continuing Studies at Saint Francis University for 2020-21. To be eligible for this recognition, a student must meet the following criteria: A minimum of 15 credits ...

In the news on this date: Oct. 20

50 years ago Oct. 20, 1971 A 29-year-old Bellefonte policeman named Ronald D. Seymour, a father of five and a native of Altoona, was shot and killed in Bellefonte, and an auxiliary policeman named Clarence A. Seaward was shot and wounded by a man who owned a landfill that had been cited to ...

State calls for contest entries

HARRISBURG — Singers statewide are invited to enter “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?,” a sing-off to win a chance to inspire 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show visitors. Each morning of the farm show will feature a Pennsylvanian singing the national anthem live, and the contest will determine who wins ...

Emersons to garrison at Fort Roberdeau

Bob and Kate Emerson, re-enactors and living history interpreters of the American Revolution for more than 40 years, will garrison Fort Roberdeau the weekend of Oct. 23-24. Bob, executive director of Old Fort Niagara, grew up in Blair County and is a storyteller who shares local history. He ...