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Cove-Area Road Crews Tackle First Big Storm of 2022

The first major winter storm hit the Cove region this week dumping approximately six inches of snow between Sunday evening, Jan. 16, and Monday morning, Jan. 17. Municipal road crews were ready in advance and hit the streets when the storm began,...

Mid Penn Bank Presents Options for Williamsburg

There is hope for Williamsburg to keep its walk-in banking option after all. Earlier this month, the borough received a letter from Rory G. Ritrievi, President and CEO of Mid Penn Bankcorp., outlining the options the company is considering for its...

Williamsburg FFA Recognizes Keystone Winners

Williamsburg FFA had three Keystone Degree recipients. In addition, they also had four students receive first-year jackets at the Farm Show on Monday, Jan. 10, during the Mid-Winter Convention...

After 20 Years of Service, Taylor Twp. Secretary/ Treasurer Heads Into Retirement

After 20 years of service at Taylor Township, Barb Greenleaf is heading into retirement. Greenleaf became the secretary/treasurer at Taylor Township on April 29, 2002. Before that, she had worked at North Woodbury Township in the same capacity from...

Bedford County Approves 2022 Broadband Investments, Commissioner Announces

Bedford County continues its efforts to expand high-speed internet to unserved parts of the county by approving a series of broadband investments through 2022. The efforts are categorized according to three phases and represent a comprehensive...

Clarification on Senior Food Box Program

Editor’s Note: In the Jan. 6, 2022, edition of the Herald on Page A-7, we published a press release from the Pa. Department of Agriculture titled “PA Senior Food Box Program Improvements, Encourages Seniors to Take Advantage this Winter....

Truck Jackknifes on I-99

Although area fire companies reported a quiet night during the storm, high winds and freezing road surfaces made for hazardous driving conditions Monday evening. A truck traveling south on Interstate...

Ag Dept. Invites Grant Proposals for Horticultural Specialty Crops

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for projects to increase the visibility and competitiveness of the state’s horticultural specialty crops including fruit, vegetable, nursery, flower, and nut products. Proposals,...

Nicole Yost Named Director of Human Resources at Nason

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center today announces that Nicole Yost, SPHR, SHRM-CP, MBA, MHRM has been named Director of Human Resources. Yost will oversee all facets of human resources including...

PA Department of Education: Apply Now to Sponsor Summer Meals for At-Risk Students

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is encouraging organizations across the state to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through PDE’s Summer Food Service Program. Sponsors must apply...

SC 5th Grade Basketball Earns 'Golden Ticket'

On Jan. 8 and 9, the Spring Cove Fifth Grade Basketball team competed at the Indiana Area Elementary Invitational Basketball tournament. Spring Cove finished second of eight teams, but in doing so,...

Central Volleyball Player Commits to La Roche

Central High School recently recognized Senior Brooke Claar at a college signing ceremony. Claar will continue her athletic career at La Roche University. Claar signed her letter of intent...

PIAA District VI Continues with Student Athlete Scholarship Program

PIAA District VI will continue its scholarship program to award $20,000 divided among 100 students from member schools in honor of the late Dean Rossi, a longtime Hollidaysburg Area and Huntingdon Area High School Athletic Director and District VI...

Central Dragons Get Roughed Up

After facing three tough opponents this week, the Central Dragons came out with a 64-60 win over the Bishop Carroll Huskies, while facing losses to the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders and Richland Rams,...

Fly Tying Time Again

We sportsmen pretty much merely exist during the coldest months of the year. Though fish can be caught during the winter, it is much more comfortable to sit near a woodburner and read about fishing....

Central Wrestling Weekly Wrap-Up

The Dragon Wrestling Squad took part in two matches against Central Cambria and Forest Hills, as well as participating in the Claysburg Duals event. In the first match of the week against Central Cambria, the Dragons lost with a score of 42-9. Max...

Lady Dragons' Struggles Continue

The Lady Dragons faced three opponents this week: the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders, the Bishop Carroll Lady Huskies, and the Richland Lady Rams. Central faced losses to all three: 61-56, 58-36,...

C-K Reschedules Events

The following Claysburg-Kimmel athletic events have been rescheduled: Monday, 1-17-2022 –Girls Junior High, Junior Varsity, and Varsity basketball - MOVED TO Wednesday, 2-02-2022 (vs. McConnellsburg) JH - 4:00 p.m. JV - 6:00 p.m. V - 7:15 p.m....

More Than Ever, the Time to Buy Local is Now

I’m a little concerned about recent developments here in the Cove. I’m concerned that the Cove has seen some developments that might be dimming the future light of the area. Most people in the Cove know about the losses, have probably mentally...

Old Cove Gyms Still Revered

Late last year Don Appleman of Williamsburg sprang into action when it was determined by his local school board that the “old high school gym” would be reconfigured to serve as a dining facility and to accommodate other school functions. He...

Support For Independent Meat Processors Will Have Far-Reaching Benefits

If you recently bought meat from a local farmer, you are not alone. Over the past 22 months, millions of Americans quit overpaying at the grocery store and began buying food grown closer to home. This is good news for local livestock producers and...

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Charlemagne Russo, Charlee to those who know her, loves writing the perfect mystery. But, when her agent is murdered using the same method Charlee used in her latest unpublished manuscript, writing is the last thing on her mind. To the police,...

Fouled Out

This is not for the birds (fowl). This is for you. This is about basketball, High School basketball. This happened in the 20th Century, in a farming community, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Back in the 1950s five small school districts got...

Todd David Klotz

On Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, Todd David Klotz of New Enterprise, entered into paradise and will forever be with his Lord and Savior. He was born March 20, 1963, in Roaring Spring, a son of the late...

Jane H. (Garman) Martin

Jane H. Martin, 42, of Martinsburg, passed away Jan. 12, 2022, at UPMC Bedford Hospital. She was born Dec. 1, 1979, in Narvon; the daughter of Allen and Miriam (Horst) Garman. She was united in marriage to Justus Z. Martin April 1, 2006. A...

Travis "TJ" Shambaugh

Travis “TJ” Shambaugh, 40, of Duncansville, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022. He was born July 6, 1981, in Roaring Spring, the son of Barry and Debra (Shultz) Shambaugh. He is survived by his...

Donald D. Imes

Donald D. Imes, 92, of Martinsburg, passed away peaceful Wednesday morning January 12, 2022, at home. He was born March 14, 1929, in Somerset County the son of the late Chalmer M. and Alice E. (Morgan) Imes. He married Margaret I. Myers Sept. 24,...

John Rodney Traxler

John R. Traxler, 79, of Williamsburg, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, Jan. 14, 2022, at his home. He was born Oct. 13, 1942, along Clover Creek, rural Williamsburg, son of the late John...

Kathy J. Stiver

Kathy J. Stiver, 65, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 11, 2022, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born June 28, 1956, in Phoenixville, daughter of the late...

Brent H. Manges

Brent H. Manges, 44 of Roaring Spring, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Emergency Department after an apparent heart attack. He was born July 3, 1977, in Roaring Spring the son of the late Harold J....

Common Sense: Immigration

My approach here, as a U.S. and Pennsylvania historian for fifty years, is to examine briefly how immigrants and immigration have been viewed and have adapted from colonial times to the present in Pennsylvania and in the nation as a whole; and to...

Deckers Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Ross and Carrie (Fouse) Decker of 229 Decker Hollow Road, Roaring Spring, are celebrating 60 years of marriage this year. They were married Jan. 27, 1962, in Entriken, Pa. The couple...

Snow Day, Snow Play, Snow, Go Away

While some took to the snow on Monday to sled, make snow angels and build snowmen, others had the less fun task of clearing their cars or shoveling their...

Williamsburg's Winter Wonderland

Owen and Austin Black, 6 and 10, respectively, of Williamsburg enjoyed their day off playing in the snow. Around the area, residents received upwards to 6-9 inches. The boys are...

Ask the Williamsburgers

Currently, as I sit here in my office with my two cats, Oliver and Pudder Renee, I can see the snow falling beautifully outside. I know that most are not a fan of the winter weather, but I enjoy one nice, big snowstorm to sit at my house and enjoy....

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Football season is in playoff mode and so are my recipes. Unfortunately, my team did not make the playoffs this season but that still doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the sport that I love the most – football. The Super Bowl is less than one...

10 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 19, 2012 DeGol Aviation was making progress in building a corporate hangar at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. DeGol Aviation leased 30,000 square feet between the airport terminal and the former FFA Automated Flight Service Center....

75 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 16, 1947 D. Emmert Brumbaugh of Claysburg was appointed Secretary of Banking for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Brumbaugh was a native of Henrietta, and was President of the First National Bank of Claysburg when he was...

25 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 23, 1997 Dr. Joseph Castel of Danville joined Nason Hospital in the practice of primary care pediatrics. After discussing it for several months, the Spring Cove School Board voted 6-2 to make a survey of the 23 families in the...

100 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 20, 1922 Students from the Morrisons Cove Vocational School were selected to attend the Farm Products Show at Harrisburg. Several hundred boys representing fifty-two vocational schools and departments state wide were scheduled to...

February Manna on Main Street Planned

Trinity United Methodist Church of Roaring Spring will host Manna on Main Street on Feb. 12 from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu features porcupine meatballs, mac-n-cheese, a vegetable and cake for dessert. This meal will be a drive-through event. All are...

Thought for the Week

In a recent Bible Study, someone proposed we should “hate the sin but love the sinner.” I don’t know that this is actually a simple statement from Scripture but I do think it is a concept drawn...

Giving Our Best to the Lord

We live busy lives. Our culture practically demands that our daily hours get filled to the brim with activities and events. It has become almost a badge of honor to brag about how much is on you day...

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