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Blair County Celebrates a Milestone Birthday

Blair County celebrated 175 years on Friday Feb. 26, and will be celebrating throughout 2021. Blair County Commissioner Laura Burke said that there are celebrations of the country's founding every 25...

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PPP Loans Reopen With Benefits for Self-Employed Farmers

With the latest Pandemic Relief Bill, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020, sole-proprietor farmers gained an opportunity to participate or revise an existing loan in the Small Business Administration's...

Federal Disaster Loans Available for Agriculture Businesses, Non-Profits Affected by 2020 Drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Feb. 26 that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations in...

Catharine Township Supervisors Consider Combining Ganister, Yellow Springs Projects

Over the last year, the Catharine Township supervisors have been discussing two major projects for the township, one connecting Ganister to the Williamsburg Authority sewer plant and the other pushing a sewer line out to Yellow Springs residents....

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 3/2/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,770 - 129** - 269.4 Blair: 8,653 - 298 - 244.6 Cambria: 8,700 - 394 - 302.6 Centre: 11,897 - 209 - 128.7 Clearfield: 4,674 - 114 -143.8 Fulton: 650 - 14(n/c) -...

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Pa. Economic Agency Head Faces Questions About COVID-19 Forced Business Closures

The head of a Pennsylvania agency tasked with granting or denying businesses non-closure waivers in the early days of COVID-19 was in the hot seat recently as he faced a House panel. While the state...

Pa. Is 32nd Best For Retirement Despite Quality Of Life Rankings

Ranking 32nd of the 50 states, Pennsylvania is below average overall for retirement, but it does provide seniors the 12th best quality of life, according to an analysis from WalletHub. The state’s ranking was based on measures of affordability...

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Prints in Snow Lead to Arrest of Newry Man on Burglary Charge

Footprints in the snow led to the arrest of a Newry man on multiple burglary related charges. John T. Molliver, 39, is facing felony counts of burglary and criminal trespass along with misdemeanor...

Hollidaysburg Man Accused of Vandalizing State Rep.'s Office

Charges against a Hollidaysburg man accused of throwing an object through the window of the office of State Rep. Jim Gregory have been waived to Blair County Court. Joseph A Fox, 30, remains free on $10,000 unsecured bail after appearing before...

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Bipartisan Cannabis Legalization Bill Emerges From Pa. Senate

A bipartisan duo of senators introduced a measure on Feb. 24 to legalize adult use cannabis in Pennsylvania. It's the first time a Republican member of the chamber has cosponsored the proposal ...

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Williamsburg Has A New Wrestling Star at 65 Pounds

When one thinks of Williamsburg sports, one typically thinks of basketball. However, a certain youngster is proving that Williamsburg's up and coming sport may be wrestling. Haiden Jones recently...

Governor's Advisory Council Seeks Candidates for Game Commission Board

The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking a qualified candidate to represent District 4 on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s board of directors. District 4 includes the counties of Bedford, Blair,...

Hall of Fame Delays Ceremony

The Blair County Sports Hall of Fame has again postponed its 19th induction ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. A decision will come this spring on a new date. The induction was originally scheduled for May 2, 2020, and then postponed until...

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The Sportsman's Corner

As an enthusiastic reader and former English teacher, I like to think I have a solid vocabulary. I can often decipher sesquipedalian terms (long words) from the context clues in the sentences where I...

CHS Completes Perfect Week to Improve to 14-4 Overall

Central used a balanced scoring attack to score a 55-34 victory over visiting Bellefonte on Feb. 23. The Dragons led 22-13 after one quarter and cruised from there. Their defense limited the visitors to single-digit scoring in each of the final...

WHS Scores 100-Plus Again

The Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team stormed out to a 23-point halftime lead at Glendale on Feb. 22 en route to a 66-38 victory. WHS extended its 42-19 halftime lead into a 57-26 advantage through three quarters. “We used a strong...

Panthers Net Important Win

Northern Bedford traveled to Southern Huntingdon for a key ICC South boys’ basketball game Feb. 23. The Rockets took a 71-56 victory over the Panthers, and sole possession of first place in the Southern Division. Northern led early and had a...

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Central's Andrew McMonagle Qualifies for Super Regional

Central freshman Andrew McMonagle has qualified for the inaugural West Super Regional Tournament on Saturday, March 6, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. McMonagle qualified for the super...

Bulldogs Lose to Glendale Twice

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team fell behind 37-16 at halftime en route to a 52-34 setback to visiting Bellwood-Antis on Feb. 22. Senior Nathan Maslanik paced C-K with seven points. •Glendale 71, C-K 57: Host Glendale...

Lady Dragons' Win Streak at 9

Central’s winning streak reach eight games following a 40-24 home victory against Bellefonte in high school girls’ basketball action Feb. 24. Central turned a 16-11 halftime lead into a 31-14 advantage through three quarters. Junior Leah...

My Brother's Experience – Go Where the Jobs Are

The announced closing of the Appvion paper mill in Roaring Spring must have workers scratching their heads and wondering what the future holds. The excellent Opinion article in last week’s Herald (“The Time for Action on the Mill is Now,...

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Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

The Martinsburg Community Library recently acquired an amazing addition to our children's collection. With the purchase of the "We Both Read" series, we are hoping to assist in the literacy and...

Other Voices

The Northern Bedford and Southern Cove areas lost an extraordinary member of our community last Monday with the passing of Wayne Corle. (See obituary in this week’s Herald, Page A-3.) Perhaps you knew Wayne as a talented body shop owner like few...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In December of 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy finalized two new rules to roll back water efficiency standards. These new rules loosened water regulations on shower heads, washers and dryers. Andrew deLaski, executive director of...

Random Thoughts

Editor’s Note: This column by Linda Williams is running one week later than usual. Number one on my list for this column is an apology to Mary Ellen Laird, whom I called Mary Ann Laird. It is Mary Ellen and her husband Colin who purchased the...

KAREN JEAN SOLLENBERGER

Karen Jean Sollenberger, 71, a resident at the cottages at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Feb. 25, 2021, at home. She was born June 21, 1949, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late D. Frank...

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JOAN L. (REPLOGLE) RITCHEY

Joan L. (Replogle) Ritchey, 77, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born April 12, 1943, in Roaring...

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CLAIR R. 'PETE' REFFNER

On the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, Clair "Pete" R Reffner of Dillsburg died peacefully at his home, at the age of 90. He was born to Chester and Gertrude in Roaring Spring in 1930. He was a...

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MARY LOU TRAUGH HALL

Mary Lou Traugh Hall passed away peacefully due to complications of COVID-19 Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at the Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pa., surrounded by her family. Mary Lou was born July 24, 1930,...

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ANNABELLE S. FRAZIER

Annabelle S. Frazier, 88, of Martinsburg, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 28, 2021, at her apartment at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born Aug. 10, 1932, in Crystal Spring, Fulton County,...

MARY M. CORLE

Mary M. Corle, 93, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Clover Creek, rural Martinsburg, passed away late Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at the home. She was born May 18, 1927, in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late George Joseph and Violet...

K. WAYNE CORLE

K. Wayne Corle came into the world on March 24, 1942, son of Frank Perrin Corle and Mary Fleda (Brumbaugh) Corle. He has numerous brothers and sisters and he enjoyed tormenting all of them. Wayne married Shirley Jean (Musselman) Corle Nov. 4, 1966,...

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ELVA E. CLOUSE

Elva E. (Brumbaugh) Clouse, 93, of Martinsburg, passed away Feb. 22, 2021. She was born June 3, 1927, in rural Williamsburg; daughter of the late John and Ida (Endres) Brumbaugh. She married George...

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DAVID E. BURCHFIELD SR.

David E. Burchfield Sr., 78, of Duncansville, passed away peacefully at home Thursday morning, Feb. 25, 2021, surrounded by his loving family after an extended illness. He was born Sept. 7, 1942, at...

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LORI J. BOTTEICHER

Lori J. (Hubbard) Botteicher, 73, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday. Feb. 21, 2021, peacefully at her home, surrounded by family. She was born Sept. 22, 1947, in Mount Penn, daughter of the late...

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

I will be honest – I have never been a huge St. Patrick’s Day fan. I didn’t really see the whole point of the holiday, but ever since I became a teacher at Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center in Roaring Spring, this holiday has had...

Did You Know?

Health screenings are a vital component of preventative health care. Specific screenings for older adults can help them stay healthy. Healthline and WebMD recommend older adults schedule these routine tests. The frequency of the screenings may...

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How Often Should You See the Family Doctor

Routine health checkups are a key part of staying healthy. Older adults may feel like they're always visiting one doctor or another. But what is an acceptable frequency for doctor appointments? The...

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Central Names Rotary 'Students of the Month'

Central High School Rotary "Students of the Month" for February and March have been announced. Jabon Butler Jabon Butler, son of Jason and Jennifer Butler, is February's "Student of the Month." His...

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Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

There was no definite change of weather when February handed the reins over to March. She did it all herself before her days were over. With balmy temps, she started to melt away her mounds of snow...

10 Years Ago

Herald of March 3, 2011 State Rep. Jerry Stern sponsored a bill that was approved unanimously by the House Judiciary Committee and is making its way to the House floor for final consideration. The bill would add three synthetic drugs to the...

75 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 28, 1946 Bernard O. Snider of New Enterprise was injured while escaping from a burning poultry house on his parent’s farm. Mr. Snider was making the poultry house ready for 2,000 chicks. While he was starting the third of three...

25 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 29, 1996 Souvenir booklets on the Flood of ’96 published by the Morrisons Cove Herald were nearly sold out. Demand for the books was greater than anticipated, and many customers had to make a second or third trip to the Herald...

100 Years Ago

Herald of March 4, 1921 The history of the Dick School located a mile south of Roaring Spring was written by Miss Mattie Slick and her father S.H. Slick. The Pennsylvania Department of Education was collecting information about old time schools....

50 Years Ago

Herald of March 4, 1971 The Roaring Spring Borough Council accepted a $20,188 bid for the installation of a rubber liner in the borough water tank. That bid, the only one received, was made by Globe Linings, Inc., of California. The council earlier...

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A Saint By Any Other Name

St. Patrick's Day, which is often referred to as "Patty's Day" or "Paddy's Day," is a wildly popular holiday. Though the holiday honors the life of the patron saint of Ireland and has become a way...

Farmers to Families Coming to the Morrisons Cove Area

The Farmers to Families Food Box program, a staple of food lines across America, is coming to the Morrisons Cove area. The program was launched in May 2020 to support struggling farmers and feed jobless Americans battered by the pandemic. It was...

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Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Isaiah 6:8-13 St. Matthew 13:9-16 & 34-35 Psalm 78:1-7 St. Mark 4:9-12 St. Luke 8:8d-10 St. Mark 4:33-41 Revelation 2:1-7 I would like us to look at some of the parables of...

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Not Your Typical Church Lady

It's because of the cream cheese. I love cream cheese. I love it in cheese danish, in icing, in dips, on cheese steak sandwiches, on bagels with or without jelly and on crackers. I love it in, on, or...

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