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Yesteryear

This photo is of the fourth-grade class at Greenwood Elementary School from 1929-30. It is from the collection of the late William A. Barger of Altoona, a longtime provider of photos for the Yesteryear column. Barger died Jan. 29. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local ...

Animals with special needs get some love

Pandemic prompts donations One of the community organizations hardest hit by COVID-19 has been the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society. With the cancellation of key fundraising events and the recent vandalism, the humane society has been operating on a tight budget, focusing what money ...

Altoona Library sets guidelines

Altoona Area Public Library announces procedures for scheduling book browsing appointments and computer appointments. Patrons may call the library to schedule appointments to browse the materials collection one time per day pending availability of time slots. Patrons must follow the ...

Cancer Survivor and Caregiver Social set

The Relay For Life of Bedford County will hold a Cancer Survivor and Caregiver Spring Social on Aug. 15 at the East St. Clair Township Building, 1445 Quaker Valley Road, New Paris. The meal will be a choice of lasagna or chicken, and is being donated and served by the volunteers of the Relay ...

Club notes

Nason Auxiliary donates to library ROARING SPRING — Earlier this year, Nason Aux-iliary presented a donation of $200 to the Roaring Spring Library. The money was raised through the 2019 Nason Auxiliary Light-A-Light tree. The auxiliary provides programs at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, ...

Yesteryear

Marjorie (Fonner) McCloskey of Bellwood submitted this May 1951 photo of Keith Junior High School class section 8-1, Miss Kauffman’s room. Shown are (from left): boys, first row — Marvin Apple, Robert Faust, Charles Wertz (deceased), Fred Sell (deceased), Frank Irvin and Donald Glass; ...

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 ...