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Student of the month: Mark Lewis, Tyrone Area High School

March 26, 2015 Age: 17 Grade: 12 Accomplishments: Holds a 4.326 GPA, is a candidate for valedictorian and was the starting center on the D6 Championship football team. more »»

Game for wild game

March 25, 2015 By Cherie Hicks chicks@altoonamirror.com Diana Rabold browns the meat with a little salt, pepper and garlic powder, and drains what little grease is there. more »»

Research seeking gluten-free wheat

March 25, 2015 WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest whea. more »»

Pie recipe brings back sweet memories

March 25, 2015 Today’s Hawaiian Cream Pie recipe brings back purely good memories. I remembered eating it as a child, but couldn’t quite place which aunt prepared it regularly. more »»

Gussy up your toast with these 10 ideas

March 25, 2015 We’re not entirely sure what the difference is between a classic open-faced sandwich and the suddenly hip world of toast with toppings. Then again, maybe it doesn’t much matter. more »»

Taco Bell to replace breakfast waffle taco with biscuit version

March 25, 2015 The Associated Press NEW YORK — The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco. more »»

Kids feel stuck between mom, stepmom

March 23, 2015 Dear Straight Talk: Our mom can’t get over our dad leaving her for someone else and expects us to hate our dad’s live-in girlfrien. more »»

It’s golden: WPSU-TV celebrates 50 years of educating the public

March 22, 2015 Gary Miller was standing in the control room of WPSX-TV in University Park when the first episode of a new show called “Sesame Street” aired. more »»

Egg-citing endeavor: Area residents practice tradition of making pysanky

March 21, 2015 Nancy Marschak has tried her hand at a wide variety of art styles over the years, but as she made her first pysanka egg on Tuesday, she thought she might have met her match. more »»

Garden Notes: Nature shows many signs on the road to springtime

March 21, 2015 My granddad used to say, “The first day of spring is different than the first spring day.” It seems to me that we don’t observe weather signals as our parents and grandparents di. more »»

PSU to screen Iwo Jima documentary

March 20, 2015 On Tuesday, a premiere showing of the Sgt. Michael Strank documentary, titled “Our Flag Still Waves,” will be held in room 150 Hawthorn on the campus of Penn State Altoona at 8 p.m. more »»

Writer, painter, musician: Penn State professor to receive Meling Award

March 19, 2015 Steven Sherrill wrote a short story in the eighth grade that got him suspended from his North Carolina school for two weeks. more »»

Fellow Beatle McCartney ushering Ringo into rock hall

March 19, 2015 NEW YORK — Paul McCartney has agreed to induct his former Beatles mate, Ringo Starr, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. more »»

On the air: A quick look at some area radio and TV personalities

March 19, 2015 Name: Christy Shields Age: 24 Current position: Weekend meteorologist at WTAJ-TV Hometown: Butler, Pa. High school: Butler Area High School 2009 College: Pennsylvania State University 2013 with a B.S. more »»

Getting a read on health: Checking food labels key to providing nutritious meals

March 18, 2015 If you like your brand of vegetable oil because it claims to be “cholesterol free,” you might need to know that all vegetable oil is cholesterol fre. more »»

Discover the aroma of homemade turkey sausage

March 18, 2015 Last month, my husband and I went on a couples’ ski trip to Deep Creek, Maryland. A friend of ours, Ian Wild, brought raw turkey sausage to cook for breakfast one morning. more »»

Try lemon and poppy seed in dressing

March 18, 2015 If I say lemons and poppy seeds, what comes to mind? Muffins? Tiny little cakes dripping with icing? I do love a good, buttery lemon poppy seed cake, but today I’m talking about salad dressing. more »»

‘Fifty Shades’ sends a poor message

March 16, 2015 Dear Straight Talk: My women friends, many who are mothers, rave about “Fifty Shades of Grey.” I found the film appalling. more »»

Queens on the stage: Local drag performances growing in popularity

March 15, 2015 When Renata Serafina takes the stage, people notice. She’s tall and leggy, with long brown curls and sky-high heels. She can pull off outfits even some of the most daring of women wouldn’t touc. more »»

Uncover the area’s history with us

March 15, 2015 How well do you know your history? That’s what we’re going to be investigating over the next few months. more »»

 
 
 

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