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Valor Awards Presented to Four Freedom Township Men

Four Freedom Township men were recently presented valor awards at the Central Pennsylvania Volunteer Firemen's Association convention held in Clymer last month. The Valor Award is given to an...

M-burg Mayor Reflects On 25-Year Friendship With Det. James Leavelle

Some people choose the spotlight, and sometimes the spotlight chooses them. On Nov. 24, 1963, James Leavelle, a homicide detective with the Dallas Texas Police Department, found himself with the...

Claysburg CoB to Host Spiritual Renewal Services Sept. 29-Oct. 2

Spiritual renewal services will be held at the Claysburg Church of the Brethren from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 with guest speaker Pastor Randy Parish. The series will begin Sunday morning, Sept. 29,...

Tea Party to Meet Sept. 24 at Bavarian

The Blair County Tea Party on Tuesday, Sept. 24, will review several lobbying efforts which are scheduled in Harrisburg earlier that day. The Blair County Tea Party hopes to send members to each of these events and encourages anyone who is...

Northern Bedford Parents Raise Concerns about Bus Stop

A group of concerned parents raised their voices at Northern Bedford School District's Sept. 10 school board meeting. The group represented the parents of Bus 16 students. This route encompasses the...

Campaign Underway at H-burg Library

Imagine reading in the Herald that a public building project came in under budget and mortgage-free. Five years ago, the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library did just that. In 2014, the new...

Williamsburg Bans Vaping by Minors

With health concerns about the practice of “vaping” in the news, the Williamsburg Borough Council decided during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, to join the ranks of other Blair County townships to prohibit vaping and the possession of vaping...

Heritage Fair at Camp Blue Diamond

The public is invited to the Middle Pennsylvania District's 39th annual Heritage Fair at Camp Blue Diamond Saturday, Sept. 21. The fair will begin with a diner-style breakfast served in the lodge from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. There will be a 5K run/walk...

Vietnam War Commemoration Coming to Blair County Nov. 8

State and federal lawmakers who represent Blair County announced Monday morning, Sept. 16, a November commemoration of the Vietnam War period, including an opportunity for veterans and their families to receive a Vietnam veteran lapel pin. The...

S.C. Supt.: Less Funding for Public Schools in Safe Schools Grants

Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker had some bad news for the Spring Cove School Board at its regular meeting Monday, Sept. 16. Dr. Baker informed the board that although the Safe Schools Grant awards will be announced in three to four weeks, they will...

Panthers End Losing Streak

The Northern Bedford County High School boys’ soccer team snapped a 23-game losing streak Sept. 10 with a 4-1 victory at Forbes Road. Collin Yeatts scored two goals and had an assist for the Black Panthers. Teammates Evan Coffey scored two goals...

Scores Improving for CHS Golfers

The Central golf team was involved with a pair of Mountain League contests recently. The Dragons traveled to Boalsburg where all eight league teams competed. Philipsburg took 1st place with an impressive score of 308. Central finished in 4th place...

Juniata Valley Stings Blue Pirates at Home

Juniata Valley jumped out to a 31-0 lead at halftime against visiting Williamsburg Sept. 13 and cruised to a 38-12 victory. The win moved the Green Hornets to 3-1 on the season, The Blue Pirates dropped to 0-4 with the loss. “Juniata Valley did a...

C-K Takes On Glendale Friday in a Battle of 3-1 Squads

As the high school football season reaches the midway point this weekend, District 6 Class 1A has a number of teams fighting for a spot in the postseason. Among those teams are Claysburg-Kimmel...

Titans Overcome NBC in Thrilling 'Brawl'

Tussey Mountain's domination in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the Titans outlasted the Northern Bedford Panthers, 32-22, in one of the most thrilling "backyard brawls" in recent...

CHS Tennis Team Moves to 5-2

Central’s Lady Dragon tennis team improved their record to 4-1 with a pair of lopsided home victories recently. The Dragons disposed of Shanksville 7-0 and Mountain League rival Huntingdon 6-1. All five Lady Dragon singles players dominated play...

The Sportsman's Corner

I have been fly-fishing for more than 50 years. During these years, I have caught a fair number of beautiful trout and have seen a good many unusual things. One of the most unusual "buildings" I ever...

Bulldogs Score Third Consecutive Victory

The Claysburg-Kimmel football team secured its third straight victory Friday, Sept. 13, blanking visiting Moshannon Valley, 30-0. The Bulldog defense held the Black Knights’ offense in check, limiting them to just 82 yards of total offense ...

Valley Proves to Be Too Much for Central

The Scarlet Dragons traveled to Penns Valley (3-1) last Friday with the hopes of slowing down the high-powered Rams’ offense. Penns Valley entered the game averaging more than 50 points per game and six touchdown passes per game. Penns Valley...

CWD Affects Out-of-State Hunters

Pennsylvanians who harvest deer, elk, mule deer or moose out-of-state likely can’t bring them home without first removing the carcass parts with the highest risk of transmitting chronic wasting disease (CWD). Pennsylvania long has prohibited the...

Volunteers are Important to Libraries

CORTNEY LEE GENISMORE Roaring Spring Community Library Do you have a little bit of time to share your talent? Think about becoming a library volunteer. Thousands of volunteer hours are performed at the library each year. You, too, can become a...

'What Do We Do?'

To the Editor: I just finished reading the [Morrisons Cove] Herald from front to back. I am amazed at the statements that were posted from other newspapers and our own governor, Tom Wolf. They are trying to find out a cause for all of the violence...

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"But Ruth replied, 'Don't urge me to leave you or turn back from you. Where you go, I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will...

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 20:1-6 II Corinthians 2:12-17 I Corinthians 16:1-7 II Corinthians 8:1-7 Romans 15:25-29 Acts 20:2-3 Acts 19:21-22 Acts 20:1-6 does not seem to have much in the way of...

Broadband: We Can't Afford To Wait

Imagine the following scenarios: • A sixth grader, who is trying to finish an online project, can only complete this assignment while sitting in her parent’s car in the parking lot of her school. • A physician, whose patient lives more...

Rural Areas are in the Middle of the Crisis

By GLADYS GODINEZ Community Organizer Center for Rural Affairs More than 600 people were detained on Aug. 7, 2019, in small rural towns in the state of Mississippi by Homeland Security Investigations (HMI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Area Businesses Support Challenge Program

Blair County Businesses Local businesses contributed $45,000 to The Challenge Program Inc. to support the program's efforts to motivate and reward students during the 2018-19 program year in Blair...

Christian Singles Group To Meet Friday

Gospel music singer Tom Smith of Everett will be the guest at the Christian Singles’ meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the barn room of Pete and Carol Imler along Spang Street Extension, behind Spring Plaza in Roaring Spring. Smith will...

Lamb Chops' Cooking Contest

The Blair County 4-H Lamb Chops held their annual cooking contest Sept. 8 at the Williamsburg Farm Show. Since the Lamb Chops also have goat members, the members were given a pound of lamb burger or...

Civil War Enthusiast Signs Books

Randy K. Stoltz (left) of Martinsburg signed copies of his new book, "Civil War and the Hearts of Morrisons Cove," Tuesday afternoon at the Martinsburg Community Library. Above, Stoltz signs a copy...

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 18,1969 The Spring Cove School Board focused its attention on the high cost of pupil transportation during its meeting Monday night. The additional cost of running late buses from the high school this year touched off a discussion....

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 13, 1894 The Martinsburg cornet band and the Martinsburg senior orchestra, both under the direction of Prof. D.N. Croft, visited the county home at Hollidaysburg, where they discoursed some excellent music for the benefit of Steward...

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 15, 1994 Carolyn Shaffer was named the Claysburg Farm Show Queen. Runners-up for the title were Amy Dively, first, and Linette Brown, second. The pageant is held annually by the Claysburg Rotary Club as part of the community’s...

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 17, 2009 A new pavilion is in the final phase of a project that started three years ago. The pavilion was built at Riverside Park in Williamsburg at the end of July by B & W Construction. The borough received approximately $30,000...

Steps to Prepare Homes, Equipment for Fall, Winter Seasons

With fall is approaching (Monday, Sept. 23), homeowners need to prepare their homes and equipment for the change in the season and for winter. Procrastination is easy, but so is fall preparedness if...

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

On the doorstep of autumn we stood last week. Behind us is humid summer heat with thunder and lightning and driven rain, but before us are cool, dewy mornings. On a September morning we don shoes and...

Cove Community Theater Performs Before a Full House

The Cove Community Theater's production of "The Ark and Arkeology" received a standing ovation at the Sunday, Sept. 15 presentation. The former Loysburg Methodist Church building, now the home of the...

Chorus Director

Tom Kunkle is directing the Cove Community Chorus in preparation for Christmas concert Nov. 23-24 at the Spring Cove Middle School, Roaring Spring. The chorus practices from 6:30 to 9 p.m....

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s football season – the weather is getting brisker and weekend evenings are filled with the hustle and bustle of the gridiron. Whether you are tailgating at your favorite college team or camping out in front of the TV on Sunday afternoons,...

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Community Events Calendar - The Cove

Submit an Event Thursday, Sept. 19 Hollidaysburg Community Farm Show – concludes Sept. 19 at Hollidaysburg Senior High Sports Building, Montgomery Street entrance. Information: www.hollidaysburgfarmshow.org. Red Cross Bloodmobile – 8 a.m. to... Full story

Community Events Calendar - Williamsburg

Submit an Event THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 – Food Bank Distribution – 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 – Bingo – 5:30 p.m. Doors Open, 6:30 p.m. games at F-AUX Hall. SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 – Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Full story

Public Notice

Restricted Use Pesticides Pursuant to §128.85 of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Title 7 regulations, GROWMARK FS, LLC. hereby gives notice of ground application of "Restricted Use Pesticides" for the protection of agricultural crops in... Full story

ROBERT J. GABLE

Robert J. Gable, 85, of New Enterprise, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at his home. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral today, Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Woodbury Church of...

HERBERT E. SNYDER JR.

Herbert E. Snyder Jr., 75, of Fayetteville, Pa., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. A funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Mount Pleasant United Brethren Church,...

DANIEL L. STULTZ

Daniel L. Stultz, 79, of Williamsburg, passed away early Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019, at Maybrook Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. A celebration of life service followed by a fellowship meal will be held at 2 p.m, Saturday, Sept....

HELEN M. MCCLOSKEY

Helen M. McCloskey, 88, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Roaring Spring and Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Helen was born...

DOROTHY FOX WILSON

Dorothy Fox Wilson, 97, of Duncansville, died Saturday morning, Sept. 14, 2019, at her residence, following an extended illness. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring...

RICHARD E. KAUFFMAN

Richard E. Kauffman, 95, of Susquehanna Township, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at the UPMC Pinnacle Community Campus. A funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at his church, Penbrook...

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