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N. Woodbury Twp. Taps Lance Morris to Lead Police Dept.

North Woodbury Township will have a new top police officer starting next month. Lance Morris, who is currently a police officer with the Roaring Spring Borough Police Department, has accepted an...

C-K Approves Order Changes, Votes to Seek Proposals for Athletic Project Work

At its Nov. 9 meeting, the Claysburg-Kimmel School Board approved some change orders that add an additional $53,843 to the cost of the district’s athletic project. L.S. Fiore, the project’s contractor, requested and received approval of...

Challenge Program Award Winners Announced

Central High School's Challenge Program Award Winners have been announced. The Challenge Program, Inc. is a motivational program for all students grades 10-12 with a mission to motivate students to...

Office Closed

The Herald office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of Thanksgiving so our staff members can spend the day with their families. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov....

Martinsburg Borough Discusses Wage Increases for 2023

Martinsburg Borough Council welcomed Claysburg-Kimmel Junior Trevor Finnegan at the Nov. 7 meeting. Finnegan was shadowing the Herald’s editor to learn more about journalism. Police news Chief of Police Kerry Hoover was notified that the...

Gregory Named to National Task Force on Mental Health and Employment

Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has accepted a leadership role on a committee focused on mental health policy and workforce impacts. Gregory will serve as a subcommittee chairman on the Mental Health Matters: National Task Force on Workforce Mental...

Thanksgiving Travel to Rise To Near Pre-Pandemic Levels

AAA predicts 54.6 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving. This is a 1.5 percent increase over 2021 and 98 percent of pre-pandemic volumes. This year is projected to be the third busiest for Thanksgiving travel since...

Central Rotary Student of The Month: Maya Hazenstab

MAYA HAZENSTAB Parents: Shane and Danielle Hazenstab School activities: Varsity Softball, Varsity Girls' Volleyball, Student Council, Business Club, Foreign Language Club, National Honor Society,...

Award-Winning Photographer Offers Calendars for Sale

Award-winning Cove photographer Denny Shoemaker is offering for sale 2023 calendars showcasing his work. The calendars display a wide variety of Shoemaker’s photography, including landscapes and animals. Shoemaker, who has been shooting...

Long Discussion of Gender Identity in School Continues at HASD

The Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors encountered a combined attendance of nearly 600 people and 6 hours of discussion over two meetings regarding gender identity and preferred pronouns in the current school policy. Spark of the...

Dragons Thankful For Another Win

It's become part of their Thanksgiving tradition. The Central Scarlet Dragons will be working up an appetite for their turkey and stuffing with a morning practice as they prepare for another PIAA...

Dragons Make Quick Work of Clearfield Bisons

Playing during the week of Thanksgiving is an accomplishment of epic proportions for any high school football team, and even greater a feat to do so for two years in a row. The Central Scarlet...

Rifle Deer Season To Begin

Saturday (Nov. 26) is the opening day of Pennsylvania's rifle deer season. Despite its major loss of participants over the years, it remains among the top days on many sportsmen's calendars. When I...

Claysburg Salvation Army Asks for Donations

It is time again to kick off the 2022 Claysburg Salvation Army Service Unit Campaign. We anticipate an increase in emergency assistance requests this year, particularly from our fixed income residents, due to the rising costs for basic necessities...

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Dr. Ronald L. Mallett holds the belief that this century will be when time travel becomes a reality. Born in Roaring Spring, PA-native Mallett dreamed one day he would help join science fiction and...

Working the Polls on Election Day: Surprises, Lessons

For the mid-term General Election held on Nov. 8, 2022, I was a poll worker at one of the Martinsburg voting locations. I have followed politics for years, kind of like the way some people follow a...

Newcomers to the Cove: Thanks and Giving

Thanksgiving. I prefer “thanks and giving.” It’s the time of year when we celebrate God’s provision as we enjoy a sumptuous feast of turkey with all the traditional trimmings and perhaps a football game. It is appropriate to be grateful. We...

Anna Lois (Feather) Hostetter

Anna Lois (Feather) Hostetter, resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, after a brief illness. Lois was born March 30, 1928, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late J. Howard and Mary (Stoner) Feather. On July 28,...

E. Edward Henry

E. Edward Henry, 91, of Mifflinburg, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 14, 2022, at Riverwoods in Lewisburg. He was born Dec. 2, 1930, in Roaring Spring at the original Nason...

Choir Carols for Claysburg's Christmas in the Park

Claysburg held its ninth annual Christmas in the Park on Saturday. The festivities included a parade, giant-sized Christmas cards, visits from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and...

Herald Sets Out on a Cruise

Four Cove-native siblings and their spouses enjoyed an American Queen Paddle Wheel Steamboat Cruise up the mighty Mississippi River (northern area) for eight days, and the Herald tagged along. The...

Consider These 13 Gratifying Thanksgiving Facts

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and reflect on one's blessings. In 2022, Canadian Thanksgiving takes place on Oct. 10, while Americans celebrate on Nov. 24. In anticipation...

How to Avoid Dry Turkey this Thanksgiving

Turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinners. The National Turkey Federation estimates approximately 46 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving each year, followed by 22 million turkeys at...

Famous Woodbury Tree Lit up For Holiday

Motorists traveling south on Route 36 first spot it about a half mile outside the tiny community of Woodbury. The blur of red, green, yellow and blue lights to the right slips out of view as the road...

Buck Pool This Weekend

The Williamsburg Community Farm Show will once again sponsor a Buck Pool on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 6-8 p.m. on the Farm Show grounds. This year's prizes/cash will be divided between heaviest doe, heaviest buck, widest spread, most points, youngest...

Ask the Williamsburgers

Happy Thanksgiving! This year, though it has flown by, has given us a lot to be thankful for. This inspired my question this week: what are you thankful for this year? Here is what some residents had...

Shoemaker Shares Schwabacher's Landing

Denny Shoemaker of Woodbury has shared another one of his favorite photos from his archives. Shoemaker took this photo on Sept. 24, 2021, at Schwabacher's Landing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This is a...

Tackling the Turkey Trot

Runners of all ages participate in Williamsburg's first Turkey Trot 5K race Saturday at the Williamsburg Farm Show Parks and...

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 29, 2012 Search parties were formed to look for a missing 82 year old hunter. Police were called to Huston Township when he did not return to his vehicle in the evening. The man was found by a neighbor the next day. The lost...

C-burg Churches Having Drive-By Nativity

The Claysburg Area churches are doing “A Christmas Story” drive-by with four area churches enacting a portion of the Christmas story at Christ Lutheran Church parking lot at 208 Walnut Street, Claysburg, PA on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. This year...

Sisters Cleanup at Byers Cemetery; Hope Others Will Take Over

Byers Cemetery, located on a farm on Hickory Bottom Road in Woodbury Township, recently had some work done courtesy of sisters Debra Dunkle of Everett and Mary Miller of Chambersburg. The cemetery...

Thought for the Week

Scripture and hymn-writers unite to tell us to give thanks to the Lord. They utilize various words for the thanks part, including praise, worship, exalt and many others. The point being we are to...

God of the Living

Scripture text Luke 20;27-40 It’s a quirky time of the year. Creation itself seems to be preparing for the death that winter weather brings. For myself, I lost some people who were important in my life at this time of year: my favorite aunt, my...

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