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2nd Amendment, game laws don’t mix

June 24, 2016 After reading a letter from Dave Potchak in the Altoona Mirror (“Inconsistency of gun laws makes no sense,” June 16), I would like to give you my thoughts on this issu. more »»

 
 
 
Highland Hall destruction sad

June 24, 2016 I am deeply saddened by the demolition of Highland Hall, not because I am an architect, who favors beautifully proportioned stone buildings, but more so, because I am an American. more »»

Grand jury report affront to decency

June 23, 2016 Who wants to believe that adored church leaders are monsters and a bottomless pit of depravity? But that is how the grand jury reports described the bishops and priests of the diocese of... more »»

Hollidaysburg band does its district proud

June 23, 2016 On June 10, the Hollidaysburg Area School District band, majorettes and flags performed for the veterans at the VA Home. more »»

Halvorson shows he’s a fraud

June 23, 2016 Upon learning that Art Halvorson is now allowed to run on the Democratic ticket, I have one word for the voters in our state, and that word is beware. more »»

FBI should turn back its clock

June 23, 2016 Sleep well tonight. Your FBI is on the job. After all, they checked out this Orlando shooter twice and cleared him both times. It seems to me they are a new breed — a bunch of phonies in $800 suits. more »»

Reserve hero label for true heroism

June 22, 2016 Denny Shore is half right about Donald Trump’s view of POWs. Senator John McCain was called a hero by the media because he was a POW in Vietna. more »»

B-A didn’t ‘turn blind eye towards bullying’

June 22, 2016 Enough with the bashing of the Bellwood-Antis School District. A couple of things are certain. You don’t make it to valedictorian without intelligence and a very strong work ethic. more »»

Civil Service Board has thorough hiring process

June 21, 2016 This letter is in response to Robert Hansard’s recent letter suggesting that the Altoona Fire Department, its administration, the Civil Service Board and the city itself is prejudiced and biased in... more »»

Bellwood valedictorian displays courage

June 21, 2016 Bravo. I read the story about Bellwood-Antis High School valedictorian Kerri Little. This young lady is more courageous than I ever imagined. We have become a godless nation. more »»

‘Hubie the Clown’ brought light, laughter

June 21, 2016 Dennie Huber, “Hubie the Clown,” will be sadly missed here at Maybrook Hills. He brought light and laughter here for years. I can almost hear laughter in the summer breezes. more »»

Dennie Huber brought unique ‘twist’ to life

June 18, 2016 Master balloon artist Dennie Huber has been twisting balloons his entire life. more »»

Stricter gun laws not the answer

June 17, 2016 After reading “Stricter gun rules sought” in last Friday’s Mirror, the words of my dear mother came to mind: “At least their hearts are in the right plac. more »»

Inconsistency of gun laws makes no sense

June 16, 2016 Please, before a reader of the Mirror attempts to lecture me on the Second Amendment, I would like to point out a few facts. I am a registered Republican and an avid outdoors man. more »»

Female sex offenders deserve no favors

June 16, 2016 Upon reading Saturday’s edition of the Mirror, I came across two articles dealing with sex crimes against children. Both were still at the arraignment phase. more »»

Altoona started, benefits from Y race

June 15, 2016 I read with dismay the comment of an unidentified Altoona City Council member, who asserted in a story in the Mirror on June 8 (“City looks to charge fees for events”) that the Hollidaysburg Area... more »»

Normandy anniversary deserved attention

June 15, 2016 I was disappointed to pick up the Mirror on the morning of June 6 and find almost no mention of the Normandy Invasion on that date in 1944. more »»

Schools must ‘wake up,’ take stand on bullying

June 14, 2016 Bellwood-Antis High School valedictorian Kerri Little deserves big congratulations for having the guts to stand up for herself and what she believes in. more »»

B-A valedictorian ‘has great future ahead’

June 14, 2016 After reading of Bellwood-Antis High School valedictorian Kerri Little in the June 8 edition of the Mirror, I thought, “Go girl, go.” She’s got a great future ahead of her. more »»

Council on right track with taxation plan

June 13, 2016 I read the story about Altoona City Council’s plan to eliminate the land-value method of property taxation and hope they follow through. more »»

B-A valedictorian gives lesson in morality

June 13, 2016 We as Americans are very proud to say that, “Our children are America’s future.” Sometimes, we should hear without simply listening. I do not know Kerri Little, Bellwood-Antis valedictoria. more »»

 
 

BOOT CAMP PREP CLASS June 25, 2016

June 25 – BOOT CAMP PREP CLASS – Group instruction in close order drill, military etiquette and history of the 28th Infantry Division Shrine designed as an educational adjunct for those enrolling in the AUGUST Boot Camp for Kids. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch provided. $25 per person. more »

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Letters to the Editor Poll

  1. No, they’ve become one of our country’s cool traditions.
  2. I think shows are too frequent and the novelty has worn off.
  3. Keep them coming: They’re good for the economy.
  4. As long as safety is practiced, I’m OK with it.
  5. Yes, they drive my dog nuts.
 
 
 
 

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Dennie Huber: His Impact and Legacy

June 21, 2016 During the past week, the area mourned the loss of popular area entertainer and icon Dennie Huber, who passed away on June 12 in a Pittsburgh hospital at age 6. more »

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