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PA Game Commission Votes to Purchase Plum Creek Mtn.

Roaring Spring Borough is a step closer to closing the books on its ownership of Plum Creek Mountain after the Pennsylvania Game Commission voted to purchase the 1,367-acre tract of land from the borough for $1.2 million. Earlier this year, the...

Cove Farmer Hopes Grant Will Help Dairy Farms

A 30-year Morrisons Cove farmer said that he hopes a grant given to Penn State will help farmers who are "already doing the right things" to help mitigate climate change. David Rice, owner of Clover...

Williamsburg Set To Vote on LERTA

Blair County, Williamsburg Borough, and Woodbury and Catharine Townships are poised to adopt two ordinances that will provide tax breaks for new construction as well as improvements to existing structures within the respective municipalities...

Work Resumes on Freedom Township Water Project After Summer-Long Break

The Freedom Township water project resumed construction this week after a nearly summer-long break due to supply shortages. Workers were forced to halt construction when they exhausted their supply of meter pits. The meter pits were due to be...

VFW Announces Scholarship Winners, Teacher of the Year

The National Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) organization annually sponsors two youth essay competitions, Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy. These competitions which are held on a local, district,...

Dragon Pride Foundation Donates to Libraries in SCSD

The Dragon Pride Foundation made donations of $500 to each of the libraries in the Spring Cove School District. The foundation thanks local libraries for all that...

Claysburg Man Accused of Operating Meth Lab

A Claysburg man is behind bars after the discovery of drug paraphernalia in his garage led police to a suspected meth lab. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, on Sept. 7, police...

Friends of Martinsburg Library Set 2023 Book Sales

The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library held its annual regorganization meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. The Cove Book Club met on Sept. 13 to discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. The group had a Zoom...

State Game Lands Tours Slated For October

Pennsylvania’s state game lands really are something to see. Want to find out? Take one of the tours the Pennsylvania Game Commission is holding in October. The tours provide a good example of the opportunities available on game lands statewide,...

Central's Rotary Student of The Month: Hunter Myers

Hunter Myers Parents: Ryan Myers and Karla Myers School Activities: National Honor Society, Cross Country, Track Hobbies/Interests: Playing sports, reading, and volunteering Honors/Awards Received:...

Northern Bedford's 5-0 Record Best Season Start Since 2017

An all-state safety last year as a freshman, Northern Bedford's Aaron Bowers thinks he plays on one of the best pass defenses around. "Our corners and outside linebackers are pretty quick, so we can...

Bulldogs Fight but Fall to Mo. Valley

Despite this slip-up, Moshannon Valley defeated C-K 21-14. This leaves the Bulldogs' record at 1-3. Claysburg-Kimmel will travel to Conemaugh Valley this...

Lady Dragons Soccer Dominating in Perfect Season

Central Lady Dragons had a huge win over Bedford. Central won 2-1. The Dragons are now 9-0. The last goal was a penalty kick for the...

Lady Dragon Tennis Celebrates Senior Night

The Lady Dragon Tennis team traveled to face the Forest Hills Lady Rangers to start the week, ending with a 4-1 victory. At home for Senior Night against the Somerset Lady Eagles, the night ended...

Dragon Football Continues Winning Streak

The Central Dragon Football Team faced the Chestnut Ridge Lions at home this week. After last week's defeat over the Forrest Hills Rangers, the Dragons continued its push through mid-season with a...

Archers Ready to Go

Saturday (Oct. 1) ushers in what is one of the most eagerly anticipated seasons on many sportsmen's calendars. It is the opening of the seven-week archery deer season. Archers have been preparing for...

Lady Dragons Defeated by Marauders

\As the Lady Dragons continued through their season, they came to a roadblock last week when traveling to face the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders. The Dragons faced defeat in just three sets, losing...

Richland Defeats Central Soccer

Richland's Evan Beglin takes a shot on goal and scores on Central goalie Connor Biddle Monday. Central fell to Richland 3-1. The Dragon's record is now...

Kicking Off: Sosnowski a Highlight for Hollidaysburg

Between a brutal schedule and a wave of injuries, there hasn’t been a lot to cheer about yet this fall for the Hollidaysburg Area High School football team. The Golden Tigers are 0-5 halfway through the regular season. One thing Coach Homer...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Hello. Thank you for the history article On High Street, Williamsburg, there was the Blyler Butcher Shop. I cannot tell you if it was the exact property as the present laudromat. William Blyler was proprietor until the economy...

A Historic Victory Brings Drug Price Relief to Pennsylvania's Seniors

Here in Pennsylvania and across the country, millions of seniors will get relief from a new law that will help reduce out-of-control drug prices. For the first time in decades, Big Pharma’s relentless grip on their wallets, medicine cabinets and...

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Maggie Dawes traveled the world as a photographer. She also had a YouTube following. Maggie was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma cancer and she posted her progress, or lack of it, on her YouTube...

Newcomers to the Cove: Claysburg

A few months ago I wrote a series about how towns in Morrisons Cove got their names. Claysburg, although not located in the Cove per se, is a neighboring community and a de facto member of our neighborhood. This is apparent as one reads our...

Charles M. Settle

Charles M. Settle, 87, of Duncansville, went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning, Sept. 22, 2022, at home. He was born Sept. 6, 1935, in Hollidaysburg the son of the late David and Emma (Hammel) Settle. He married Mary A. Chamberlain April 9,...

Susan P. Tremmel

Susan P. Tremmel, 87 of Summersville WV, formerly of Claysburg, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. She was born March 15, 1935, in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Walters) Perry. She married Herbert Tremmel April 4,...

B. Joanne Hicks

B. Joanne Hicks, 85, of Roaring Spring, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning Sept. 22, 2022, at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Roaring Spring the daughter...

M-burg Fire Co. Sells Chicken BBQ

Saturday, Sept. 24, Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company sold 384 chicken barbecue dinners. About twelve people were involved in cooking the chicken and setting up the dinners. People who bought...

Herald Hears from More 1940s Family Members

Vickie Yarnall visited the Herald office to show us her mother, Esther E. Oakes, who is in the third row, second person from left. Yarnall said her mother was very close with Doris Hite, who is also...

Getting Around in the Bygone Days

As we jump in the car for the quarter-mile trip to pick up bread and milk, it’s difficult to imagine the days prior to car and truck or even bicycles, but for many Morrisons Cove residents of the past, if a horse was not around it meant...

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This little section has taken a long summer vacation, but we are back for fall. When I think of fall, besides pumpkins, I think about apples. A few weeks ago teaching at Bright Beginnings in Roaring...

Pennsylvanian Postcards of the Past

The postcard on the left was sent to the Herald from Darwin Stapleton. He bought it at an antique store in Hopkins, Minnesota, which explains why it comes with an address from North Dakota. The...

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 27, 2012 Leah Hershberger of Bedford County placed in the top seven overall in the 56th Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Coronation. She also won honorable mention in the Dairy Knowledge contest and was a runner-up in the scrapbook and...

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 2, 1947 Representatives from Roaring Spring, Williamsburg and Hollidaysburg were ordered to appear before the State Sanitary Water Board to explain why they were not operating existing sewage works. All three towns were located along...

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 2, 1997 The Claysburg Library received grant money to be used for connecting the library to the Internet. Patrons would be limited to 30 minutes per visit when using the Internet. The Northern Bedford Band Parents and the Northern...

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 6, 1922 The winter’s round of Literary society meetings has begun. These educational and entertaining meetings are one of the best features of the community life of the Cove, and should be patronized and encouraged by every...

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 5, 1972 Fire destroyed a two-story barn and several pieces of equipment on the Melvin Closson farm along Route 36 near Roaring Spring. Closson’s 12-year-old grandson, David, discovered the fire, and his sister, Sharon, called it...

Catalano Releases a Christmas Book Centered on Santa, Baby Jesus

Former Hollidaysburg author Tom Catalano has released his latest book entitled “Nicholas, the Santa Story.” Growing up, Catalano always celebrated Christmas the traditional way, with Santa,...

Thought for the Week

My thanks to Editor Anna Baughman for allowing me extra space for the last “Thought.” Today, we look at Isaiah 55 and we will likely switch to another book next. LISTEN EVERYONE, Isaiah begins...

Back on the Streets of Bedford After Pandemic Pause

If you happen to be in Bedford Square this week, you may notice that a pre-pandemic fixture is back on the sidewalks: smiling faces standing next to colorful carts featuring a positive message and...

Do Love

You probably remember that it was a lawyer who inspired Jesus to tell the story of the Good Samaritan. He seemed like a smart person with a well-trained mind. He seemed concerned with the law, if not justice and with drawing the line between right...

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