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November 7, 2013

In brief: Commissioners recognize election workers

EBENSBURG — Cambria County commissioners on Thursday honored three members of the county elections office with a certificate of recognition. Commissioners gave recognition to Maryann Dillon, Elaine Hildebrand and Tina Latoche at their monthly meeting.

“In recognition of the Elections office for their dedication and commitment to making sure that the November 5, 2013 Municipal Election was successfully completed,” the certificate said. “It is with sincere gratitude that we the Commissioners and the people of Cambria County hereby acknowledge all of your outstanding dedication to the Community of Cambria County.”

Kish Bank makes donation to community college program

Kish Bank has donated $4,000 in Educational Improvement Tax Credit Funds to Pennsylvania Highlands Community College to help fund the Accelerated College Education program.  

The ACE program gives high school students an opportunity to earn college credits while taking classes at their local high school.  

“Having a partner such as Kish Bank allows us to continue to provide our ACE students with an affordable opportunity to jump start their college education,” said college President Walter Asonevich.  

During the 2012-13 academic year, the ACE program served more than 1,700 students in 45 school districts throughout 10 counties.  

Mount Aloysius will hold open house on Sunday

Mount Aloysius College in Cresson will hold an open house for prospective students at 10 a.m. Sunday.

It will include tours of the 87,000-square-foot Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, which was recently completed on the western edge of the 193-acre campus.

The Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center was made possible by a $10 million grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and has seating for more than 2,500 people.

For more information or to register, call (888) 823-2220 or email at  Online registration available at

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