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A fitting tribute: 17th Street bridge honors late Rep. Rick Geist

When Jeanie Dillen began to date Rick Geist, one of the first things she noticed about him was his indefatigable interest in other people and an “uncanny” ability to remember details of their first encounters. Rick was in his mid-20s then and wasn’t planning to become a ...

Pools failing to find guards

With the return of summer temperatures, area residents may seek respite from the heat in their community swimming pools — but a lack in lifeguards could throw a wrench in their plans. Despite covering the roughly $200 certification cost for each lifeguard and doing all training inhouse, ...

City transportation center to be renamed for Miller

The Altoona Transportation Center is getting a new name. The facility, built in 1986, is being named the Patrick M. Miller Transportation Center in honor of the late executive director of the Altoona Parking Authority. The announcement was made Friday by Altoona Mayor Matt Pacifico at the ...

Blair development strong, ABCD Corp. says

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, economic development remains strong in Blair County as local businesses continue to bounce back and move forward. That was the message Friday during the Altoona Blair County Development Corp. annual meeting at the Blair County Convention Center. Friday ...

Author praises small towns for business opportunities

Small towns can be perfect for starting and growing a business and Altoona has what it takes, said Colby Williams, an avid entrepreneur and author of “Small Town Big Money: Entrepreneurship and Opportunity in Today’s Small Town.” Williams, the keynote speaker Friday at the Altoona ...

Memorial Day events

Altoona * A Memorial Day parade will be held in the Juniata section of the city at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 30. The parade will travel from North Fourth Avenue to North Eighth Street to North Fifth Street to North Sixth Avenue to North Second Street to North 11th Avenue to Broadway and end at ...