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Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Adjusts Visitation Policy

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center will adjust the hospital’s visitation policy beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 23, as follows: • Intensive Care/Medical-Surgical Units: One visitor per patient from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. • Labor and Delivery:...

Freedom Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. to Host Christmas Party After Year Off

The Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the firehall. This year’s party is in memory of Daniel “Butch” Giarth. Giarth, a long-time member of the fire company...

Nason Honors Lives Lost to COVID-19

Conemaugh Health System personnel gathered on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Conemaugh locations, including Conemaugh Nason Medical Center to honor local lives lost to COVID-19 throughout the health system. In...

Santa Attends Roaring Spring Tree Lighting

On Sunday, Nov. 28, people gathered at the spring dam escorted by the police and Santa riding in a fire truck to see the Roaring Spring tree lighting. This was sponsored by Roaring Spring Lion's Club...

Cove Community Theater Presents Christmas Classic

Cove Community Theater in Loysburg will present an age-old musical with a twist. The group will be presenting "A Christmas Carol" Sunday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m.; Saturday, Dec....

Blair County DUI Task Force Releases Results

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, officers of the Blair Co. DUI Task Force in conjunction with the PA State Police, Troop G Hollidaysburg made their presence known locally by conducting a DUI roving patrol. The following results are from the detail:...

Martinsburg Community Fund Hits $30,000

As of the week of Nov. 22, $32,955 had been received from businesses, residents and organizations for the Martinsburg Area Community Fund Drive. A goal of $43,000 has been set for this year. This year’s goal is the same as the three previous...

DMVA: Holiday Season Wonderful Time to Support Vets, Service Members and Their Families

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) reminds Pennsylvanians that this is a wonderful time to donate to programs that support the commonwealth’s nearly 800,000 veterans, service members and...

Pa. Banking Dept. Shares Tips to Avoid Holiday Financial Scams

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are reminding consumers to be vigilant against fraud and scams associated with holiday shopping. “Every year, we hear reports of consumers conned by...

Dept. of Health Leaders Encourages Pa. to Thank Public Health Workers

Public health workers have responded to many crises over the years, including influenza, HIV/AIDS, cancer, substance use disorders and now COVID-19, among others. Since March 2020, these professionals have consistently dedicated themselves every...

Central 'Dragon Proud' of Golfer

Central High School Senior Jerry Brumbaugh was recently recognized at the Nov. 8 school board meeting for his accomplishments as a student-athlete. Brumbaugh was the first Central High School golfer...

Solving the Deer Sporting Arm Debate

For years, a contentious debate has raged about what sporting arms should be allowed during the various deer seasons. Bickering between bowhunters and crossbow hunters is particularly acrimonious,...

Northern Bedford Black Panthers Fall After Impressive Season

Northern Bedford's run in the PIAA high school football tournament came to an end on a snow-covered field at Clarion University last Friday. After taking a 14-7 lead into halftime, the Panthers were...

Central Dragons Soar Over Grove City Eagles

Friday night's game at Slippery Rock University presented difficult weather conditions for both the Dragons and the Eagles, but Central ultimately persevered through the slippery field and endless...

WINTER SPORTS COMING UP

Winter sports will be starting soon. Look for the Herald’s Winter Sports Preview in our Dec. 9 edition. With a new season coming up, local students are reminded that they can write for the Herald about their school’s sports. Coaches and parents...

A Curryville Christmas

Christmas in Curryville was special. Every home put up decorations inside and out. Dad took us kids with him to the woods and we gathered beautiful, dark green moss. We put the moss under the tree as the setting for the train track. We also...

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

We begin and end in the same time frame, with an entire lifetime in between. “Island Queen” is an extraordinary historical novel based on the amazing real-life Dorothy, a free woman of color who...

Kay F. Eckrote

Kay F. Eckrote, 79, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in... Full story

Velma Carolyn (Brubaker) Hall

Velma Carolyn (Brubaker) Hall, 87, a resident at the apartments at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of New Kensington, died Tuesday evening at home after a brief illness. The daughter of the late...

Betty Jean Baughman

Betty Jean (Brown) Baughman, 100 years young, passed to her heavenly home at The Village at Morrisons Cove on Thursday morning, Nov. 25, 2021 with her loving family by her side. She was born in...

Dotty Jean (Wogan) McCready-Williams

Dotty Jean Williams, 66, of Martinsburg took her last breath on earth and her first breath of heavens air, Friday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2021, at UPMC Altoona, due to COVID-19. She was born in Altoona,...

Helen Lorraine Daughenbaugh

Helen Lorraine Daughenbaugh, 90, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at The Village at Morrisons Cove after a brief illness. She was born March 1, 1931, in Roaring Spring the...

Elwood H. Stitt

Elwood H. Stitt, 89, of Belleville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Penn Highlands Hospital, Huntingdon. He was born June 9, 1932, in Osceola Mills, he was a son of the late Warren H. Stitt and Neva M. (Schmittle) Stitt. On Oct. 28, 1957, he...

Joyce Lynn

Joyce Lynn Moyer (Plummer) passed away on Nov. 23, 2021. She was born on May 10, 1960, in Altoona, PA and attended Central High School. Joyce is survived by her husband Jesse Moyer; her son Richard Beach; her daughter April Moon (Samuel);...

Florence I. (Ritchey) Mock

Florence I. (Ritchey) Mock, 96, of Martinsburg, passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2021, at the Colonial Courtyard at Bedford. She was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Everett, daughter of the late Lorenzo M. “Cap” and Nellie M. (Stayer) Ritchey. On...

Richard F. "Hank" Botteicher

Richard F. “Hank” Botteicher, 75, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. He was born July 25, 1946, in Altoona, son of the late Richard J. and Elizabeth (Gibney) Botteicher. He...

Richard Ivan "Putt Putt" Allison

Richard Ivan “Putt Putt” Allison, 85, The Village at Morrisons Cove, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 25, 2021, at the home. He was born in Williamsburg, son of the late, Thomas P. and Nancy E....

Continue to Enjoy the Great Outdoors Throughout Winter with a Sunroom

As fall inches closer to winter, it's not uncommon for people to look to the coming cold with a degree of lament. Spring, summer and fall provide ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, but...

Cooler Weather Brings Increased Threat of Home Fires

As temperatures decrease and Pennsylvanians enter “home heating season,” the American Red Cross urges citizens to familiarize themselves with home fire prevention steps to help keep everyone in the home safe and warm this winter. Home fires are...

Deck the Halls with DIY Decor

Decorating is one of the joys of the holiday season. Families often decorate together, and such traditions may include dressing the Christmas tree and hanging holiday lights around the house. A day spent making homemade ornaments is another great...

Keep Your Tree Fresh This Holiday

Christmas trees are often the pièce de résistance of holiday decor. Few things draw the attention of holiday guests quite like an awe-inspiring Christmas tree, especially when that tree maintains...

Warm and Wow Guests With This Hot Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

When hosting friends and family at home, it's understandable that hosts direct so much of their focus to the foods they plan to serve. The main course is often the focal point and most memorable...

How To Care For Winter Birds That Visit Your Yard

The pristine, white backdrop of a snowy winter day can be a wonder to behold. While fresh snow on the ground can make for awe-inspiring landscapes, the absence of greenery amid the starkness of...

Don't Miss A Beat During A Power Outage

Short-term power outages can be a minor inconvenience. A long-term power outage can cause a major disruption to daily life. The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Electric Power Industry...

Fresh Veggies Are Not Exclusive To Spring And Summer

Spring and summer may be the seasons most often associated with gardening. But people who love to grow their own vegetables can do so even when the weather outside is frightful. Various vegetables thrive in cool temperatures. The home and garden...

Making Aging Pets More Comfortable in the Home

Pets are valued members of many families, and their owners typically do everything they can to ensure their furry friends live as comfortably as possible. Care becomes even more important as pets get older. Just like people, aging pets may eat less...

Establish Winter Habitats For Backyard Animals

Preparing a property for winter involves putting away lawn furniture, raking leaves and removing any annual plants that have shriveled up and spent the last of their energy. It can be tempting to...

Thought for the Week

I wish we could sit at our dining room table and do Bible Study together. We have had quite a number of these over the years. I think sitting around the table is a great place and way to work at...

Word Warnings

I have the privilege of having a small role in a community theater Christmas play this year. I have worked with most of the men and women in the cast before and consider them my friends, although I...

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