Community

Births

May 9, 2019 Iris Olivia Mae Karns, a daughter born to Sarah M. Bach and Casey D. Karns, East Freedom, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 3:23 p.m. May 13, 2019 Charlotte Olivia Diehl, a daughter born to Meganne (Black) and Jesse Diehl, East Freedom, at Conemaugh Nason ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO May 31, 1969 Ken Kuhn, art instructor at Penn State Altoona, announced the first art auction at the Smith building on campus with the student artists setting their own prices for their works. Adjunct student Mrs. Selma Brande was to act as an auctioneer. 25 YEARS AGO May ...

School notes

Student third in state for stock challenge HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Senior High School student Gage Paul ranked third in the state for the Pennsylvania Council on Literacy’s Fall 2018 Stock Market Challenge competition. Gage Paul started with $100,000 on Oct. 8 and ended the ...

Walk to End Violence set for Saturday

HUNTINGDON — Members of the community will join Huntingdon House staff, board and volunteers to take steps against domestic abuse at the seventh annual Walk to End Violence. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Detwiler Field. The walk is Huntingdon House’s primary ...

Honor Roll

HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL THIRD MARKING PERIOD NINTH GRADE — Madison J. Adamiak, Muhammad-saf B. Ahmer, Sarah N. Arshad, Jacquilyn R. Bickel, Carter S. Brenneman, Nathan J. Breton, Ashlyn N. Brown, Jordan E. Brown, Allison J. Burk, Rhiannon N. Burk, Maureen E. Burke, Makayla A. ...

Car and motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting is June 13. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at ...

Across the area

Adult Education Program seeks tutors The Altoona Area School District Adult Education Program is accepting applications for tutors to assist adults in preparing for the high school equivalency (GED or HiSET), learn English as a second language or brush up on math, reading and/or language ...

Claysburg library offers new experiences

CLAYSBURG — During March, the Claysburg Area Public Library offered a new club called Girls Who Code. The girls created a quiz program from Scratch, a computer coding program created by MIT. Their program explained how to train your puppy and followed up with a quiz. Alivia Snyder and ...

Park programs

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona, 946-0048 Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Satur-day, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ad-mission fees: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children 11 and younger. Shawnee State Park, 132 State Park ...

Hollidaysburg library sets June activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its June events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. n Ancestry: Library Edition is available for the public to use, free, on ...

Births

March 19, 2019 Cody Christopher Brawley Jr., a son born to Ashley (Burkey) and Cody Brawley, Ebensburg, at UPMC Altoona at 1:28 p.m. May 3, 2019 George Ryan Beckett Jr., a son born to Nerissa L. (Miller) and George R. Beckett, Osterburg, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, ...

Honor roll

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL HIGH SCHOOL THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS SEVENTH GRADE — Zachary Campagna, Emalee Cavender, Alexis Claycomb, Cameron Claycomb, Jazmyne Claycomb, Joyce Cottle, Ashton Draeger, Riley Ebersole, Janelle Ellis, Karli Hileman, Alayna Hill, Caleb Keith, Anthony McGeary, ...

Graduates

EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVRSITY, East Strouds-burg, Pa. — Gabriel French, DuBois, B.S., biochemistry; Garrett Timko, Clearfield, M.S., exercise science. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT BRADFORD — Brett Gardner, Curwensville, B.S., chemistry; Stephen Jacobson, DuBois, A.S., nursing; Tiara Hood, ...

Club notes

District 14-L Lions make donation The Lions of District 14-L donated $3,751.36 to the Western Pennsylvania Hearing Foundation from their Strides Walk that was geared toward hearing loss from diabetes. Local Lions gathered donations toward the distance they walked. Two local Lions, Susan ...

Service notes

DYLAN MEYERS CALEB JENKINS U.S. Air Force Airmen Dylan Meyers and Caleb J. Jenkins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air ...

Scout Survival Challenge scheduled for June 13

The Chief Logan District Scout Survival Challenge will be held June 13 at Legion Park, Hollidaysburg. Registration begins at 5 p.m., and the event kicks off at 6 p.m. This event is open to anyone, from a local business to a group of friends who just want to have fun and get a taste of what ...

PSU Altoona inducts Sheetz Fellows

The eighth class of Sheetz Fellows was inducted during a formal ceremony on Feb. 24 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. A competitive academic program, the Sheetz Fellows Program offers unique opportunities that ignite and inspire the entrepreneurial mindset of students at ...

On campus

IT students attend BSides Flood City conference Information Technology students from South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Altoona campus recently attended BSides Flood City 2019 in Johnstown. The event provided students with an opportunity to learn about a variety of ...

Blair commissioners recognize Lyme Disease Awareness Month

At their May 14 meeting, the Blair County commissioners issued a proclamation declaring May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Blair County. Commissioner Bruce Erb read the proclamation and presented it to two of the founding members of the Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group. The ...

Reunion

Former Coalport factory employees (those who worked for ShellMart, RAM Apparel and Allegheny Apparel) are invited to a picnic. It is being held for a get together at noon June 29 at Beechwood Park, Pavilion No. 1 in Coalport. Take a guest and a large covered dish to share and also take your ...