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Will AASD accept cash with nation’s motto?

September 24, 2016 Would the Altoona Area School District refuse to accept any monetary donations because “In God We Trust” is printed on our money? I suspect now they must refuse it. Precedence has been set. more »»

Did Founders wait or put trust in God?

September 24, 2016 The Altoona Area School District delayed accepting a gift from the class of 1966. The decoration gift included the words “In God We Trust. more »»

Teaching kindergarten far from baby sitting

September 24, 2016 Being a retired early childhood educator, I read with great interest the articles about Hollidaysburg Area School Board member Lois Kaneshiki and her comments concerning kindergarten. more »»

Tabling `In God We Trust’ bad move

September 23, 2016 Because the Altoona Area School Board tabled the acceptance of the gift of a decoration that says “In God We Trust,” then maybe they need to table the cash they get for their pay, because after all... more »»

Abortion decision destroys US values

September 23, 2016 A decision made by five Supreme Court justices has done more to destroy the moral values in America than any other single decision. more »»

Kaneshiki’s remarks ill-advised, wrong

September 23, 2016 Recently Hollidaysburg Area Superintendent Robert Gildea asked the Hollidaysburg Area School Board to approve a temporary kindergarten teaching position to keep kindergarten classes manageable at... more »»

An ode to Baker Elementary School

September 22, 2016 We have lived across the street from Baker Elementary on Logan Boulevard since 1971 and have seen Baker renovated at least two times, now encompassing a block, from Ward Avenue to Landis Street. more »»

Baby-sitting remark offends retired teacher

September 22, 2016 As a retired teacher for the Altoona Area School District, who taught kindergarten for 35 years, I was deeply hurt and offended by Lois Kaneshiki’s reference to kindergarten teachers as baby sitters... more »»

Kaneshiki stance alienates teachers

September 21, 2016 Regarding the Sept. more »»

There are options beyond Trump

September 21, 2016 Both Republicans and Democrats share some basic values that affect the quality of life of most Americans. more »»

Kaneshiki comments ‘poorly informed’

September 20, 2016 At last week’s Hollidaysburg Area School Board meeting, Superintendent Robert Gildea presented a reasonable request to create an entry-level long-term substitute (not permanent) kindergarten positio... more »»

Couple grateful for area’s kindness

September 20, 2016 I’m so glad I live in this area of Pennsylvania. The people are so wonderful and once again, they came to our rescue. My husband fell in a doctor’s parking lot. more »»

Kaneshiki thinking ‘total embarrassment’

September 20, 2016 Unbelieveable is the only word that can be used to describe the events at the recent Hollidaysburg Area School Board meeting in regards to the attempt to hire a full-time substitute teacher for... more »»

Cat problem needs solution, not complaints

September 20, 2016 The issue of feral cats brought forth at the city council meeting on Wednesday, Sept. more »»

End Shuster dynasty by voting Halvorson

September 20, 2016 The two-party political system is entrenched with special-interest donor elites. Lobbyist and donor class money has corrupted the way government should be run. more »»

Sedlock is lone ‘true Democrat’

September 20, 2016 Democrats in the 9th Congressional District: Do not vote a straight Democratic ticket in the November election. more »»

Simple solution to tired students

September 19, 2016 I would like to help the college student who complained in a letter the other day that the school day starts too early, making it impossible to get enough slee. more »»

Trump victory would be ‘super’

September 19, 2016 Fall is approaching, and with it comes football season. We spend much time watching and calculating our point averages for our team and anticipating which team will ultimately win the Super Bowl. more »»

Trump could rescue country

September 17, 2016 Our country is at the edge of a cliff. Do we go over the edge with Hillary Clinton or get pulled back by Donald Trump? Trump believes in putting America first, not trying to be the world’s policema. more »»

Logan police officers earn their stripes

September 17, 2016 Logan Township Chief Tim Mercer and Officer Cory Roland deserve credit. It is heartwarming to see a police force so involved in public safety. more »»

Double standard on Trump, Clinton

September 17, 2016 In the Sept. 3 Mirror, there was another opinion by someone from Altoona calling Hillary Clinton a liar. more »»


Juniata Presents: Koresh Dance Company September 24, 2016

Experience Koresh Dance Company’s 25th Anniversary program world tour on September 24th as the company presents an innovative performance through music and dance. more »

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