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PA Farmers Union Plans Virtual Annual Conference

The Pennsylvania Farmers Union (PFU) Annual Meeting will be virtual for the first time on Feb. 20, 2021, through Zoom, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This virtual meeting will feature National Farmers Union's President Rob Larew, Pennsylvania Agricultural...

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Pa. Vaccine Supply Short 5.6 Million Doses for First Phase

Pennsylvania needs 8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to immunize the roughly 4 million residents included in its first wave. But, so far, the Pa. Department of Health said the federal...

Pa. Gas Prices Continue Rise

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is four cents higher this week at $2.810 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The Western Pennsylvania average was $2.810. The average price during the week of...

La Actualización Semanal del Herald Sobre el Coronavirus

– ACTUALIZACIÓN SEMANAL – Hasta las 16 de febrero, 2021 Condados Cercanos #Casos/#Muertes/Índice de muertes Bedford: 2,731 - 127 - 265.2 Blair: 8,509 - 285 - 233.9 Cambria: 8,519 - 381 - 292.6 Centre: 11,295 - 204 - 125.6 Clearfield: 4,537...

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 2/16/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,731 - 127 - 265.2 Blair: 8,509 - 285 - 233.9 Cambria: 8,519 - 381 - 292.6 Centre: 11,295 - 204 - 125.6 Clearfield: 4,537 - 110(n/c) -138.8 Fulton: 629 - 13(n/c)...

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1,000 Receive COVID-19 Vaccination at Nason Phase 1A Clinic

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout continued locally on Friday, Feb. 12, when 1,000 people received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Freedom Township Fire Hall, East Freedom. Conemaugh Nason...

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Pennsylvanians Encouraged to Use myPATH to File PA Tax Returns

With the tax filing season opening Feb. 12, the Pa. Department of Revenue is encouraging taxpayers to electronically file their Pennsylvania personal income tax returns with the department's new,...

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Pa.'s School Choice Debate More Fraught Than Ever Amid Pandemic

With the pandemic affecting how students attend public schools, the ongoing debate about whether lawmakers should prioritize traditional districts or ease limitations on their public and private...

Retirement Fund Results

The Blair County Retirement Board recently met with Pat Wing of Marquette Associates, Inc., of Philadelphia to review the Blair County Employee Retirement Fund’s investment performance report for the fourth quarter of 2020. The Blair Co....

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Girl, 5, Killed in Bedford Co. Accident

A Bedford County crash on Friday, Feb.12, claimed the life of a young East Freedom girl and her grandparents. According to Bedford State Police, Kendall Lynn Lake, 5, and her grandparents,...

Steps to Follow When Ice Fishing

With cold, winter weather persisting across the Commonwealth ahead of the Presidents' Day holiday weekend, The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) reminds anglers to keep safety in mind while enjoying ice fishing. While ice fishing can be...

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The Sportsman's Corner

At its recent quarterly meeting, the Board of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission announced changes for the upcoming 2021 trout season. These changes were prompted by the changes necessitated...

Lady Pirates Defeat Mount Union

Playing their first basketball game since Jan. 25, the Williamsburg Lady Pirates traveled to Bellwood-Antis for an Inter-County Conference matchup Feb. 8. Leading much of the game, Williamsburg dropped a 51-48 decision as B-A freshman Chloe Hammond...

Central Girls Extend Streak to 5

Central High’s defense held Philipsburg-Osceola to single-digit scoring in all four quarters, and the Lady Dragons cruised to a 53-26 victory Feb. 8. Central raced to a 23-6 lead after one quarter and 33-12 at halftime. The Lady Dragons had a...

Lady Bulldogs Fall to JV, W-burg

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team lost a home battle with Juniata Valley on Feb. 9, 48-38. Juniata Valley led 26-23 at the break but outscored Claysburg-Kimmel 22-15 in the second half to break the game open. Junior Rebekah...

NB's Rally Falls Short in Loss

Fannett-Metal visited Northern Bedford on Feb. 8 and the Tigers needed a second-half surge to topple the Lady Panthers, 60-30. The game was tight throughout the first half and Fannett-Metal held a slim 25-20 lead at the half. A 16-8 Tiger advantage...

NB Wrestles Past BA, Everett

The Northern Bedford High School wrestling team battled Glendale and host Southern Huntingdon on Feb. 8. Glendale took advantage of five forefeits in a 54-12 win over the Panthers. The Vikings also had wins by a fall, major decision, injury...

Bulldogs Searching for First 'W'

Claysburg-Kimmel nearly pulled off its first win in boys’ varsity basketball action this season Feb. 9. The Bulldogs put together a furious third-quarter rally to take a one-point lead into the final eight minutes. A 15-11 Hornets’ run gave...

Panthers See Streak End with Loss to SH

Northern Bedford’s offense was in high gear Feb. 9 in a 91-40 win over Fannett-Metal in boys’ varsity basketball action. The Panthers led 58-30 at the half and the running clock was in play during the entire second half. “We were hot from the...

CHS Boys Win 3, Overall Mark at 9-3

The Central High School boys’ basketball team needed two overtimes to get past visiting Richland on Feb. 9, 44-38. The Dragons led 28-24 heading into the fourth quarter, where the Rams’ 10-6 scoring edge sent the game to overtime. Each team...

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Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

"The Hollow Ones," a horror-fantasy-mystery novel, is the fourth book co-authored by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan. The story follows a young FBI agent, Odessa Hardwicke and...

Make the USDA 'The People's Department' Again

Years ago, Robert Kennedy noted that progress is hard. “Progress is nice,” he said, “but its agent is change, and change has its enemies.” Kennedy’s recognition that gutsy, honest leadership is necessary to confront wealthy interests and...

Webinar Offered on Legal Aspects of Farm Transition

MidAtlantic Farm Credit has announces a farm transition planning webinar on the legal aspects of the transition. The final webinar in a free four-part series on farm transition planning with PA Farm Link and AgChoice Farm Credit. “This webinar...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Shortly after the article about my nomination of Martinsburg resident Frank Moore to the Penn State-Altoona sports Hall of Fame appeared in the Feb. 4 issue of the Herald, I received a letter from the chairman of the PSU-A athletic...

Being a Rural Advocate at Home, In the Capitol

Democracy needs input from citizens to thrive, but figuring out how to share your voice and have an impact on government can be challenging. Whether you are interested in federal, state, or local policy, you can interact directly with elected...

JOYCE ARLENE YOUNG

Joy A. Young, 64 passed away Friday Feb. 5, 2021, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona, after on and off health-related issues. She was born Sept. 24, 1956, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Donald and Rosella...

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MARY ISABELLA RHODES

Mary Isabella Rhodes, 79, of Henrietta, passed away Thursday morning Feb. 11, 2021, at home. She was born June 27, 1941, in Atkinson Mills, the daughter of the late Raymond Earl and Dora Virginia...

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LEONARD 'BILL' CHRISTIAN RIEHL

Leonard "Bill" Christian Riehl of Loysburg, formally of Everett, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at the age of 92, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, in Altoona....

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KAREN (EDMISTON) MUNDORFF

Karen (Edmiston) Mundorff, 74, of New Paris, died tragically Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, along with her husband James and granddaughter...

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KENDALL LYNN LAKE

Kendall Lynn Lake, 5, of East Freedom, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at the Penn State Children's Hospital – Hershey as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was...

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WILBERT LEE 'WIB' HITE

Wilbert Lee "Wib" Hite, 89, of Roaring Spring, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Dr....

DEATH NOTICE

Alice Doreen Fyock, 85, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away, Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2021, at The Village. At the request of the deceased, there will be no services. A private burial will be...

FREDA P. (EBERSOLE) FURRY

Freda P. (Ebersole) Furry, 102, of Martinsburg, formerly of New Enterprise, passed away Feb. 11, 2021, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born on March 1, 1918, in Salemville, daughter of the late Isiah and Lucy (Kagarise) Ebersole. She was...

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DOROTHY FAY FISHER

Dorothy Fay "Dot" Fisher, 96, a resident of NHC Healthcare Lexington, West Columbia, S.C., formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 9, 2021, at the facility. She was born Dec. 1,...

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MICHAEL L. FERRY

Michael L. Ferry, 61, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 13, 2021, at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 19, 1959, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Donald R....

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This past Sunday was Valentine’s Day, and of course, being without a Valentine, I prepared a nice dinner for me and my sister. who too is sans a Valentine. But we can celebrate the gift of love all month long – and who’s to say no? Here is a...

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Kids Celebrate 100 Days of School in Williamsburg

Mrs. Brown's third-grade students recently celebrated 100 days of school. Shown are (front, from left): Aria Frye, Kylie McGee, Davanee Bem and Olivia Lester; (back row, from left): Kierstyn...

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From the 'Burg with Love: The Unlikely Turned Magical

Author's Note: For the month of February, I am profiling a few of Williamsburg's couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant other have a...

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PGC: Placing a Bluebird Nest Box Helps a Declining Species Survive

Spring might not be "just around the corner," but bluebirds will be scouting out nesting sites before you know it, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission can help bring them and other songbirds to...

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Area FFA Chapter Photos

Photos of FFA Chapters in Central Cove, Northern Bedford and...

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Williamsburg FFA Chapter

There are 75 students enrolled in agriculture courses this year at Williamsburg Community High School. The chapter's advisor is Robyn Bechtel. Chapter officers for 2020-21 are: President – Branson...

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Northern Bedford FFA Chapter

The Northern Bedford County Chapter of the FFA has 83 members. The chapter is advised by Kay Kring and James Over. Chapter officers for 2020-21 are: President – Brook Gochnour Vice President ...

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Central Cove FFA Chapter

There are currently 99 members in the Central Cove FFA Chapter, which advised by Thomas Ritchey. Chapter officers for 2020-21 are: President – Keller Metzker Vice President – Madison Benfer...

Courtney Garver Named to Dean's List at St. Francis

Courtney Garver, management information systems major from Claysburg, was named to the dean's list at Saint Francis University, Loretto. Garver was among more than 750 students who earned a spot on one of the honors lists for the fall 2020...

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Dairy Princess: 'Show Some Love for Dairy'

Hello again, everyone. So far we have made it through five out of the seven dairy cattle breeds, but this month, I would like to highlight the Ayrshire breed. The Ayrshire breed originated from the...

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Area Church Scenes

Above: St. John’s Church, Replogle School Road, New Enterprise. Below: Barley Evangelical Lutheran Church, Route 867, New Enterprise (Bakers...

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Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Matthew 5:21-26 St. Matthew 5:27-30 St. Matthew 5:33-37 St. Matthew 5:38-42 St. Matthew 5:43-48 St. Matthew 7:24-29 St. Matthew 12:34-40 Jesus gave teachings that none else...

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Not Your Typical Church Lady

If you've ever had your feet shoot out from underneath you, you know that falling down is no fun. It happens suddenly and unexpectedly. When I was young, if I fell down, I would immediately spring...

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