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June 30, 2014

in brief: Tree falls onto SUV, person taken to hospital

JENNERSTOWN — One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries when a tree fell onto the front end of a southbound sport utility vehicle just after 1 p.m. Monday on Route 985 near Berkey Road.

Six people were in the vehicle.

State police are investigating. Jennerstown and Boswell fire company and medical personnel responded to the accident.

This is the second time in a week that a tree fell on a vehicle in the area. On June 23, a tree fell on a car traveling on Route 403. In that incident, two girls died and four people were hospitalized.

Holsopple Reunion set for July 13

The 97th Holsopple Reunion will be held July 13 at St. Thomas Picnic Grove, 1371 Ridge Road.

A carry-in dinner will begin at 1 p.m.

Tickets will be available for door prizes.

There will be live entertainment by John Wolf and games for children.

Retreat, seminar to focus on Trappist monk

Mount Aloysius College’s Ecumenical Studies Center will present six days of exploration into the life and work of one of America’s most well-known Christian spiritual teachers, Trappist monk Thomas Merton.

Events include two offerings – a three-day retreat July 13-15 and a three-day seminar July 16-18, each at the Mount Aloysius College campus.

Presenter for the event will be Bonnie Bowman Thurston.

The retreat begins with registration at 4:30 p.m. July 13 and will emphasize silence and solitude.

The seminar begins with an opening session at 3 p.m. July 16 with an introductory session titled “Merton – Life and Letters.”  

At 7 p.m., the film “Life of Merton” will be shown.

The fee for attending both events is $350. The retreat and seminar fees are $200 if attended separately.

 Anyone wishing to participate, or needing additional information, should contact Sister Helen Marie Burns at 886-6510 or email

Registration is available online at

Class reunion reservations due by Aug. 7

Johnstown Catholic High School Class of 1947 will hold its 67th class reunion at 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at Anthony’s Restaurant, 725 Scalp Ave., Geistown Borough.

Reservations are required by Aug. 7 by contacting Mary Shertzer at 255-3245 or Virginia Kozuch at 266-4397.

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