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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Altoona, Pennsylvania House a copyright 2015 f??ftti0 ?r37tniiitri Val jew a vhf u bit j inside pitch our award winning 40-Page primer gets you ready for the pirates and curve seasons finds University of Virginia rape Story flawed Facebook Altoona Mirror i in twitter i i subscribe 946-7480 web Mon Dayall Access v a now included with i jul feb your paid subscription april 6, 2015 Home to raise the Jolly Roger conservation District eyes new Home Mirror photo by Gary m Baranec Dee Kozak the manager of Kozee a in the Logan Valley mall rings up a Purchase from pirates fan Jim Shade of Logan township on Friday afternoon. Pirates fans eager for season by Sean Sauro walking through the Logan Valley mall Friday afternoon Many area residents said the were waiting in excited anticipation for easter sunday. But they weren to waiting to see what the Bunny put in their baskets they were excited because sunday was the first Day of the a lbs a 2015 season. Wearing a Pittsburgh pirates baseball Cap As he walked along the mails lower level Clearfield county resident James a a inside pirates hoping to build on last years Success / by Keith said he feels the Start of baseball season symbolizes the beginning of summer and said he and his family make it to pc Park to attend several pirates games each year. A a we make a trip to the Pittsburgh zoo and a pirates game a he said. Keith said he loves the history of the game and placed the pirates As his favorite team and second baseman Neil Walker As his favorite player. He said he agrees with Espnes Buster Olney who predicted the pirates As this years champions. A i think they Are going to the world series a he said. Similarly. Bedford native Evan Hooper who was visiting the mall with his friends said he too feels the team will succeed. A they have the pitching and they have a Good Outfield too a Hooper said before revealing that Cente fielder Andrew Mccutchen is his favorite player. A i think they Are a playoff team for see fans Page a6 by Kay Stephens Hollidaysburg at the Corner of Bedford Street and route 36 near the Beaverdam Branch of the Juniata River construction Crews Are working on a wetlands mitigation project with a circular Boardwalk. During heavy rainfall ifs Likely the Boardwalk will flood but that Sok with the land owner the Blair county conservation District. When not flooded the Boardwalk will offer easy Access to the wetlands envisioned As one component of a outdoor educational Complex for the 15-acre site. Other components include crop demonstration plots vegetable plots rain gardens walking paths and an Amphitheater. Space is also allocated for a conservation District office building with Energy saving and environmental features. Including a rooftop capable of growing vegetation. Quot the whole Beauty of this project is that it will be a demonstration and educational site for things like wetland mitigation and storm water control measures a conservation District director Donna Fisher said. A a we re going to be Able to say Here a a rain Garden and Here s what it the development is planned in two stages with the outdoor educational component estimated at $570,000, to be undertaken next year if Grant Money is awarded. Blair county commissioners who reviewed the project last week Are expected to vote tuesday to support the conservation districts application for a $250,000 to $260,000 Grant available from the state department of conservation and natural resources. A i think its a terrific project and wholeheartedly agree Quot commissioner Ted beam or. Said. If the Grant is awarded. Fisher said her department will be in a position to move Forward because it already has some Money set aside for conservation projects. But the state she said. Wont decide on the Grant until fall. See Home Page a2williamsburg a will never find another Linda Smith by Russ of Reilly Williamsburg a Williamsburg Community school District superintendent Linda Smith is retiring. Her five year contract ends june 30, and Smith is choosing to retire after 33 and a half years in education. In her retirement she plans to work with her husband on their Large daily farm and spend More time with her parents who have been married for 71 years. A i am very Lucky. I have lots of things to do a she said. And right now the Williamsburg school District spotlight Community treasure is faced with having to replace her. That a easier said than done Rodney Green the boards hired leadership consultant said. Green retired superintendent from Spring Cove school District has known Smith for 30 years. A Williamsburg Community school District May find a very capable replacement for her but they will never find another Linda Smith a he said. Green said she has always been committed to one thing a what was Best for our a a even educator says that children Are important but Linda lived it and her actions were always been focused on the needs of children a he said. A she was the right person at the right time for Williamsburg. Thank see Smith Page a6 c it i Morrof photo by Gary m a retiring Williamsburg school superintendent Linda Smith chats tuesday with two students she knows Well. Seniors Bryce Young left and Tyler Shaw. Smith began As the boys kindergarten teacher. Classifieds a9-12 comics by i Legal notices a10 obituaries a5 opinion b7 puzzles Bio sports bl-6 sudoku a1 2 22910 00050 4 installed Good Housek Feming

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