Cambria honors deputy

The Cambria County Courthouse entrance will be illuminated in blue light to honor Deputy John Kuhar who passed away Nov. 28. The entrance was illuminated Monday night and will again be illuminated in blue light tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Kuhar was employed with the Cambria County Sheriff’s Office since 1987 until his death, and was a dedicated law enforcement officer of 60 years having also served with the Nanty Glo Police Department and as the former police chief of Blacklick Township.


Masses canceled

Masses at Holy Family Parish in Portage are not being celebrated after a parish employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution, all weekend and weekday Masses and other activities at Holy Family are canceled until further notice.

The pastor is in quarantine and will seek the appropriate testing as soon as possible, according to a diocese news release.

Bishop Mark Bartchak continues to direct all clergy and parishioners to wear masks and practice physical distancing at all liturgies and other church activities. The Bishop continues to waive the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses until further notice.

Those who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend Mass.


NARVRE meets Wednesday

The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will meet at 11 a.m. Dec. 2 at Prime Sirloin Buffet, following COVID-19 guidelines.

Members and nonmembers are welcome to attend.

NARVRE is the only chartered national organization whose sole purpose is to protect pension rights.

All retired, veteran and present railroad employees (or widows) of any craft are invited to attend the meeting of NARVRE Unit 173, Altoona.

For more information, call Jim Bacza, unit president, at 934-1673.

From Mirror staff reports


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