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Penelec Correction

Due to incorrect information provided to the Herald by Penelec, the Herald falsely reported that there will be a power outage in Hollidaysburg on Wednesday, May 12. The correct locations of the power outage are as follows: including, but not...

La vacuna contra COVID-19 es una de muchas vacunas importantes

El 26 de abril, el Departamento de la Salud recordó a residentes de Pensilvania de la importancia de todas las vacunaciones, incluyendo la vacuna para COVID-19, para protegerse de muchas enfermedades serias y potencialmente fatales. Estos incluyen...

Representative Proposes Business License Applications on Paper

– PA NEWS DIGEST – Committee approves bill to offer paper application process for business licenses A bill from state Rep. Clint Owlett intended to make it easier for people to do business in Pennsylvania has been approved by the House...

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Farm Show Prepares for More Than 90 Vendors at Spring Extravaganza May 8

The Spring Extravaganza put on by the Farm Show will take place on Saturday, May 8. This event will be held on the Williamsburg Community Farm Show Grounds. "We just want everyone to come out and...

Williamsburg Community School District Has Plans for Grant

With the $1,049,000 Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER II) Fund Williamsburg Community School District will be receiving, the school board announced some plans for the grant during last Tuesday evening’s school board meeting....

Breakfast Topic Will Be COVID Effects on Students

The psychological damage that the pandemic has done on students and to some extent on businesses will be the topic of the next Blair County Chamber “Breakfast Club,” set for May 13 at 7:45 a.m. at The Casino at Lakemont Park. Dr. Robert Gildea,...

Pa. Department Of Health: COVID Just One Important Vaccine

The Herald’s Weekly Virus Report Reported on 4/27/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 3,059 - 131 - 273.6 Blair: 9,844 - 320 - 262.7 Cambria: 9,753 - 415 - 318.8 Centre: 14,760 - 219 - 134.9 Clearfield: 5,886 - 135 - 170.3 Fulton: 715 - 15 -...

DUI Task Force Conducting Events

The Blair County DUI Task Force will be conducting one or more events this week. Sobriety checkpoints are well lit and manned by uniformed officers. Roving patrols utilize uniformed officers in marked police vehicles. Motorists are reminded to...

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Pa. Continues Population Growth But Loses One Seat

Pennsylvania's resident population increased 2.4 percent since the last Decennial Census to 13,002,700 total persons, according to the official 2020 Census counts released April 27 by the U.S....

Despite Drop In Highway Traffic In 2020, Pa. Fatalities Increased

Far fewer Pennsylvanians took to the state’s highways during the pandemic in 2020 than the prior year – but fatal accidents increased from 2019, puzzling highway officials. In 2020, statewide traffic deaths increased to 1,129 from the record...

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Williamsburg Little League Kicks Off Season with Opening Day

Williamsburg Little League held its opening day ceremonies and first games on Saturday, April 24. "Opening day at the little league field was such an awesome day for the kids, parents, grandparents,...

2021-22 Migratory Bird Seasons Set by PGC

Pennsylvania’s 2021-22 migratory game bird seasons have been set. Annual migratory game bird seasons are selected by states from frameworks established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Game Commission selections were made after...

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Dragon Wrestlers Compete in Keystone State Championship

On April 1, 2, and 3, 2021, the Dragon Wrestlers competed in the Keystone State Championships in Pittsburgh. In the elementary division, Ty Matthews, Blair Miller, Arianna Miller, Colton Corley and...

Cove Sports Roundup and Cancellations

NORTHERN BEDFORD Lady Panthers Lose Close Dual To Bellwood Northern Bedford’s Girls Track squad lost a close 81-69 decision to Bellwood at home Arril 20. The Panthers defeated Mt. Union 113-14 and are now 7-1 overall. The Panthers demise was that...

Spring Turkey Season About To Take Flight

The opportunity Pennsylvania hunters have waited all winter for is about to get underway. Pennsylvania’s spring turkey season kicked off Saturday, April 24, with a one-day youth hunt open to junior license holders and mentored hunters under 16...

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Hoping For A Better Gobbler Season

With gobbler season set to go, I am hoping for a better one than I endured last spring when I reinforced my reputation as the Cove's worst turkey hunter. For starters, I could not hunt on the...

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Claysburg-Kimmel Celebrates Seniors Playing at Next Level

Claysburg-Kimmel High School hosted a signing day event for four seniors who plan to play at the collegiate level. "It's a special day," said Athletic Director Brian Helsel. "These kids have played...

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Keeping it in the Family

Williamsburg Little League's Opening Day was a family affair for many. The Detwiler cousins, Colt, Tucker and Tanner, played on opening day. Colt is the son of Jeff and Angela Detwiler, and Tucker...

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Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

John Sandford has done it again with “Ocean Prey,” the 31st instillation of the “Prey” detective series. The hero in this series is Lucas Davenport. He is teamed up again with his friend and...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a former deputy Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds, I worked closely with the prothonotary’s office for 5 years and understand how important it is to have competent, professional leadership in that office. The county’s...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a former candidate and office holder, I have always valued experience, knowledge and proven leadership. I have valued it in the people who have helped me in my campaigns and my fellow prosecutors in the DA Office’s. That is the...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Robin Patton has brought experience, dedication, efficiency, and reform to the Blair County prothonotary’s office during a time of great crisis. With her 20-plus years of experience in the office, Patton helped develop the office...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a Navy veteran, former police officer, chief of police and now Mayor of Martinsburg I believe that I know what leadership looks like. For me leadership within the prothonotary’s race this year is clearly Robin Patton. To be a...

Neva (Riley) Carper

Neva (Riley) Carper, age 92, a resident at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Friday morning, April 23, 2021, at the home after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Roaring Spring the...

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Paul Martin Sands

Paul Martin Sands, 92, of rural Roaring Spring was called home suddenly to his savior, Sunday afternoon, April 25, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born March 25, 1929,...

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Doris Anne Henderson

Doris Anne Henderson, 95, of Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 20, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. She was born Feb. 21, 1926, in Houtzdale, daughter of the late Thomas F. and Ida Louise...

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Connie J. Shatzer

Connie Joyce Shatzer, 74, of Williamsburg, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 24, 2021, at her home. She was born Oct. 1, 1946, in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph W. and Norma D. (Lang)...

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Nancy A. (Rearick) Uber

Nancy A. (Rearick) Uber, 88, of Martinsburg, passed away late Friday, April 23, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. She was born Oct. 28, 1932, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, daughter of the late George and...

One Year Later, Williamsburg Still 'Blessed' By Food Distribution

Over the past year, it has become standard for members of the Williamsburg community to see Harry Mullins distributing food from the back of a truck. What they may not know is how it began. Robert Kifer, a manager at Weis Market in Altoona, has...

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

As many of you know or have read in my articles, my family means a great deal to me. Nothing is better than spending time with my mom, my dad and my sister – just enjoying each other’s company. Monday, April 26, was my parents’ (Rick and...

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Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Like a see-saw ride, April gave us heart-sinking thumps and breath-taking heights last week. In the first exhilarating days we planted potatoes as the purple martins cheered us on. Mrs. Killdeer kept...

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Annual Plow Days Held in Southern Cove

Plow Days was held at the Southern Cove Power Reunion Grounds on Saturday, April 17. This was an opportunity for attendees to participate in the plowing of about 25 acres of ground. Many years ago,...

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 21, 2011 Dottie Holtzman of Williamsburg was named Nason Hospital Volunteer of the year during an awards program held April 12 at Martinsburg Church of God. Garrett Hoover, president and chief executive officer of Nason Hospital and...

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 25, 1996 The Spring Cove School Board Monday night gave tentative approval to a $15 million budget for next term, hiking taxes four mills this year with a promise of additional millage increases next year. High winds buffeted the...

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 29, 1971 The Spring Cove School Board and its teachers reached an agreement on a two-year contract but were still at odds on a no-strike clause. The agreement called for a $100 increase in salaries in addition to the $300 increase...

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 2, 1946 Martinsburg schools and churches were collecting canned food for shipment to famine-stricken Europe. The food was to be shipped through the United Church Relief and United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency. Nearly...

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 29, 1921 Rally Day at Roaring Spring churches on April 17 showed a total of 1,800 in attendance at the different Sunday Schools of the town. The Methodist ranked the highest, having 476, while the Church of the Brethren came next,...

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 30, 1896 The county commissioners voted to build a large reviewing stand in front of the court house for the semi-centennial parade in June. Gov. Hastings was expected to attend, and the county commissioners of Bedford, Huntingdon...

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Thought for the Week

Things are moving to a climax. In fact there will several climaxes. One of these happens just before the Week begins. It happens I think, as a result of what Jesus did for His family of friends....

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Rocks for Brains

“And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:10, KJV) It was such a beautiful day. Not the day that we...

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