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Americans splurge on beauty despite pullbacks elsewhere

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many Americans, Karla Maldonado has been cutting back her spending to spare her wallet from rising costs: She is eating out less and attending fewer social events to curb the impact of high gas prices. But the 26-year-old social worker of Portland, Oregon, hasn’t ...

Plan for floating gas terminals raises climate fears

NEW YORK (AP) — As winter nears, European nations, desperate to replace the natural gas they once bought from Russia, have embraced a short-term fix: A series of roughly 20 floating terminals that would receive liquefied natural gas from other countries and convert it into heating fuel. Yet ...

Five ways traditions help us stay healthy and happy

Health experts say that establishing and maintaining family traditions can boost overall well-being and vitality, especially as we age. “As children become adults and move out of the house or away, the family traditions that bind us can sometimes get lost in the process,” says Aparna ...

Classic motorcycle built from scratch

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — At a glance, one may think Raymond Quayle’s 1910 Indian motorcycle was just well-maintained, but even motorcycle enthusiasts are surprised to discover this model was created from scratch in the basement of the Mason City man. “I was sitting at a restaurant, ...

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Gregory-Storms

Jim and Joey Heroux, of Strodes Mills, announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Payton Gregory, daughter of David and Nicole Gregory, to Ethan Storms, son of Stephen and Luanne Storms. Payton and Ethan are both recent graduates of Kutztown University. Payton is currently pursuing her ...

Demi-Flood

Jacob Flood, of Lewistown, and Kasey Demi, of Hanover, are engaged to be married on Aug. 15, 2021, at Juniata Valley Winery. She is the daughter of Brian and Katie Demi of Hanover. She is a 2017 graduate of New Oxford High School. She will graduate from Penn State University Park in May with ...

Mountz-Newcomer

Dianea Mountz and Jonathon Newcomer, of Lewistown, are engaged to be married. An April 17, 2021, wedding is planned and will be officiated by Sean Fitch. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kenneth and Jana Mountz of Lewistown. Dianea is a 2011 graduate of Indian Valley High School and a ...

Freed-Fink

Jared Scott Fink of Milroy, and Ashley Lynn Freed, of Belleville, are engaged to be married on Oct. 2, 2021, in Reedsville. She is the daughter of James Freed Jr. and Kimbra Freed of Belleville. A 2006 graduate of Indian Valley High School and 2019 graduate of Penn State Altoona, she is a ...

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Medley-Melton

Naomi Medley, of Lewistown, and Robert Melton, of Detroit, Michigan, were married on June 30 at the Lewistown Municipal Building. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Wanda Bowmaster. The groom is the son of Mary Rozwood and Ronald Melton of Detroit. She is a 2017 graduate of Mifflin ...

Farrell-Pearson

Ashley Farrell and Eric Pearson were married May 7, 2022, at New Life Church in Burnham. The bride is the daughter of Jeffery and Nanette Farrell of Lewistown. The groom is the son of Richard Pearson of Lewistown and the late Bonnie Pearson Kraus. Crista Miller of Mcveytown, cousin of the ...

Shoop-Benner

Megan Marie Shoop of Port Royal and Jared Linray Benner of Thompsontown were united as one on Aug. 8, 2020. The ceremony and reception took place at Lily Manor in Mifflin. Megan is the daughter of Robert and Tina Shoop of Port Royal. Jared is the son of Dan Benner of Thompsontown and Amy ...

Ammerman-Goss

Caryssa Elyse Ammerman and Zachary Brian Goss were married Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride is the daughter of Keith and LaVonne Ammerman of Lewistown and granddaughter of Wes and Nancy Ammerman of Yeagertown. She is a 2011 graduate of Lewistown Area ...

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Vanadas celebrate 60th anniversary

Calvin and Evelyn Vanada of Belleville celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Dec. 6. They were married in Burnham and lived most of their lives in a house built by Calvin on Route 522 in Sandiminea. Calvin is a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retiree of Standard Steel. Evelyn ...

Himes’ celebrate 25th wedding anniversary

Cheryl and Eli Himes Jr. recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 11, 1995, at Church Hill United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ed Moore. Cheryl is the daughter of Russell Myers of Milroy and the late Helen Myers. She is employed by Mifflin County School ...

Deans celebrate their 60th anniversary

Gerald (Jerry) G. and JoAnn M. (Sunderland) Dean celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 22, 1960. Gerald is retired from bulk milk trucking and JoAnn is retired from First National Bank. They have two children, Robert and wife Ann Marie Dean of McVeytown; ...

Millers celebrate 65th anniversary

Richard and Shirley Miller, of Strodes Mills, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 14, 2020. They were honored by their children at a picnic held June 13 in Millersburg. The couple were married June 14, 1955, at Alameda Naval Air Station in California during Richard’s Navy ...

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Five generations

Piper Rae Bitting, center, born July 15, 2020, makes five generations of her family together. She is being held by her great-great-grandmother, Sophie Semla. Family members, from left, are grandmother (Gigi) Cathy Bitting, father Scott Bitting and great-grandmother Anna “Cookie” Semla.

Five generations

Submitted photo Five generations of the Yoder family: Elizabeth Earnest, great-great grandmother; Connie Earnest-Jones, great grandmother; Carolyn Yoder, grandmother; Alissa Yoder-Good, mother; and the newest member, Miss Ember Elizabeth Lee Good.

Generations

Photo submitted by DAVE CAMPBELL Four generation of family were recently photographed at Abigail Campbell’s sixth birthday. They are, from left, front, Abigail Campbell and great-grandmother, Betty Eby; back, mother, Danielle Olmstead, and grandmother, Kim Olmstead.

Generations

Submitted photo Four generations are represented in this family photo taken on Easter Sunday. In front, great-grandmother Brenda Deavor holds Landon Steven McMahon, and great-grandfather Gerald Deavor holds Greyson David McMahon; back, Julie McMahon, grandmother, and Ryan McMahon, father.

New in Town | VIEW ALL

Jenna Lillian Brubaker

Jenna Lillian Brubaker was born at 3:55 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2020, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. She is the daughter of Brent and Rebecca Brubaker of McAlisterville. She joins her brothers, Jacob and Matthew. She is the granddaughter of Daryl and Denise Brubaker of McAlisterville, and Dean ...

Siena Kai Altiery

Siena Kai Altiery was born at 8:17 p.m. Oct. 19, 2020, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Her parents are Keith and Heidi Altiery of Reedsville. She weighed 9 pounds and was 20 1/2 inches long at birth. Siena joins sister Adriana and brothers Tanner and Julian. Grandparents are Philip and ...

Oakleanne Rose Zimmerman

Okleanne Rose Zimmerman was born at 11:52 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021, in The Family Place at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Her parents are Cherish Auman and Alexander Zimmerman of Lewistown. Grandparents are Tabitha Herman and Art Auman, and Audrey Zimmerman and Virgil Zimmerman, of ...

Parker Riley Spigelmyer

Parker Riley Spigelmyer was born at 8:20 a.m. Jan. 26 at The Family Place at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Parents are Liz (Dempsey) and Adam Spigelmyer of New Columbia. Grandparents are Darrell and Susan Spigelmyer of McClure, and Terry Dempsey and Brian Moore of Williamsport.