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C. Oliver Knisely

July 10, 2014 C. Oliver Knisely, 73, Queen, passed away Tuesday at home. He was born in Claysburg, son of the late Harry and Lydia (Walter) Knisely. more »»

Mary M. McGough

July 10, 2014 Mary M. McGough, 89, St. Augustine Road, Dysart, died Tuesday at the home of Gary and Mary Louise Wills. She was born in Chest Springs, daughter of the late Andrew “Dude” and Rose (Mulligan) Callahan. more »»

Geraldine Mae Piper

July 10, 2014 Geraldine Mae Piper, 103, formerly of Duncansville, died Tuesday morning at St. Leonard’s Home, Hollidaysburg. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Homer and Elsie (Morgan) Delozier. more »»

Robert B. ‘Bob’ Rupert Sr.

July 10, 2014 Robert B. “Bob” Rupert Sr., 70, Altoona, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona after a long-term illness. He was born in Altoona, son of William Blair and Mae Catherine (Stoudt) Rupert. more »»

Beverly L. (Gottshall) Gerena

July 10, 2014 Beverly L. (Gottshall) Gerena, 73, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ralph Edward and Helen Margaret (Fluke) Gottshall. more »»

Don’t underestimate Corbett’s role at PSU

July 9, 2014 This is in response to the June 27 story headlined, “Corbett: I’ve never condemned Paterno.” Gee, Gov. Tom Corbett makes a true statement for possibly the first time during his tenure. more »»

Gov’t not responsible to educate the masses

July 8, 2014 In the June 7 edition of the Mirror, Kelsey Lantz bemoaned the cost of college education and suggested the government pay for said education since they push people to attend college. more »»

VA needs more support

July 8, 2014 As a Vietnam veteran who was discharged July 10, 1969 and used the VA facility in Altoona, I noticed that when I used the facility in 1970, there was an abundance of doctors and medical staff. more »»

Sheetz setting pace

July 7, 2014 For some time now, I have traveled around Pennsylvania and noticed how our area always seems to have the highest gas prices. Over a recent weekend, I traveled on Route 22 toward Lewistown. more »»

Broaden coverage

July 7, 2014 Covering controversial stories at the school I attend is a big no-no. Our school newspaper consists of topics that make our school seem like a happy-go-lucky place. more »»

Service with a smile? Sometimes, it’s difficult

July 6, 2014 I write this letter because my own grandmother did not know the hardships of a waitress before I became one. I have, unfortunately, been a waitress here in Altoona for the past year. more »»

Electric vehicle owners get boost from Sheetz

July 5, 2014 I would like to thank Sheetz convenience stores for their support of electric vehicles in the state. more »»

Limit radar gun use

July 5, 2014 On the subject of legalizing radar guns to law enforcement agencies, only municipalities with a population of 50,000 or more should be licensed to use them. more »»

Don’t substitute names

July 4, 2014 I recently visited an elderly lady in a local nursing home. She is being well taken care of there. While I was there, she was being bathed for her bedtime. more »»

The pride of our city

July 4, 2014 I wish, on behalf of all those who travel Sixth Avenue, to give recognition to the volunteers of Toona Tune Up of the Altoona Area High Schoo. more »»

Unsung garbage heroes

July 4, 2014 We give so much credit and prestige to doctors, lawyers and all professional people, when one group of workers deserve just as much or more — garbage collectors. more »»

Make your holiday a safe one

July 3, 2014 Don’t be on the wrong side of this July 4 holiday’s statistics. more »»

Relax dress code

July 3, 2014 Have you ever gotten a call at home because your child’s outfit for school was a dress code violation? At the Altoona Area School District, the dress code is frustrating to most teenagers,... more »»

More respect needed

July 3, 2014 Free speech should be for everyone in the United States, but there are some people who like to make race an issue, such as the recent basketball team owner, Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles... more »»

Reassessment forum informative first step

July 1, 2014 The initial gathering to explain re-evaluation (reassessment) to the public has to be termed successful in my vie. more »»

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