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May 6, 2016 50 YEARS AGO: May 6, 1966 — Ground was broken for a $750,000 terminal for the Ward Trucking Corp. on 22 acres in Greenwood. Ward’s was founded in Altoona 35 years ago by William W. more »»

Clergy invited to seminar on domestic violence

April 29, 2016 Domestic violence is seldom a subject for a sermon, but it is a subject the church community would be well-suited to address. more »»

Teens go to D.C. to help others

April 29, 2016 By Linda T. Gracey People often go to Washington, D.C., to check out the monuments and museums and learn a little about America’s history. more »»

Services set for day of prayer

April 29, 2016 Several area events are planned for the 65th annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday. The theme for the day is “Wake Up America. more »»

Mineral Point church bell survives flood, fire

April 29, 2016 A church bell that survived an historic flood as well as fire is on display at the Johnstown Flood National Memorial in South Fork. more »»

Spiritual notes

April 29, 2016 Simpson-Temple United Parish, 2212 Sixth Ave., will present an organ recital by Jeffrey Pannebaker at 3:30 p.m. more »»

Christians are encouraged to teach others about faith

April 29, 2016 Teaching is a wonderful and challenging profession. I’m learning this as I pursue my doctorate in education. more »»

BG students reach out to others

April 22, 2016 Students at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School got to experience what mercy means when they held a Works of Mercy Day on April 14. more »»

Teens share thoughts about Passover

April 22, 2016 Tonight is a special night in Jewish households. It is Passover. The eight-day holiday commemorates the night the Israelites were freed after 400 years of slavery in Egypt. more »»

Jews can eat food once banned during holiday

April 22, 2016 Some Jews will be breaking an 800-year-old tradition this Passover. They will be eating what is called kitniyot or legumes, corn and rice. more »»

Spiritual renewal event set

April 22, 2016 CLAYSBURG — Claysburg Church of the Brethren, 577 Bedford St., will hold spiritual renewal services followed by a Love Feast beginning next week. more »»

Diocese plans prayer services for abuse victims

April 22, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will preside at three diocesan prayer services for healin. more »»

Mom can’t resist devouring leftovers saved for daughter

April 22, 2016 I have a confession to make; my family is insane. Don’t get me wrong, they’re sweet, charming, intelligent, funny and fun to be around. They’re also certifiable. more »»

Spiritual notes

April 22, 2016 Juniata Church of the Brethren, 306 N. Ninth Ave., will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building of the education wing of the church at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. April 24. more »»

Pastor welcomes assignment

April 15, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Pastor Chuck Monts has always had an adventuresome spirit. After graduating from high school, he and a buddy bicycled across America before beginning their freshman year at colle. more »»

Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will focus on Islam

April 15, 2016 The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will conduct a three-day spring session at the Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St. more »»

Busyness of life can diminish time for spiritual refreshment

April 15, 2016 Are you a Mary or a Martha? I am referring to the account in Scripture where Jesus visited the home of Mary and Martha. more »»

Spiritual notes

April 15, 2016 Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., will hold a free community luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. more »»

Carman concert planned

April 8, 2016 Multi-award winning singer Carman will visit the Kinport Assembly of God Church, 5658 Route 240 in Cherry Tree, with his S.A.V.E.D. 100 Percent Tour at 7 p.m. April 21. more »»

Trinity Lutheran to host free chamber music concert

April 8, 2016 Encore Strings will present a free concert of chamber music at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 408 N. Sixth St., in the Juniata section of Altoona. more »»

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