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Broadband Internet Availability and Access in Rural Pennsylvania

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is currently sponsoring research, Broadband Availability and Access in Rural Pennsylvania, to analyze and assess broadband availability in Pennsylvania, and is...

Spring Cove SD Awarded $500,000 'PAsmart' Grant

On Monday, Feb. 11, Gov. Tom Wolf announced $9.6 million in PAsmart Advancing Computer Science and STEM Education Grants will be distributed to 23 entities across Pennsylvania to expand Computer Science/STEM education. The Spring Cove School...

Claysburg-Kimmel FBLA Plunges for Special Olympics

Members of Claysburg-Kimmel Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently collaborated with the Pennsylvania Special Olympics and Sheetz, Inc. to spread awareness and raise money for the...

Three Arrested in Theft of $60,000 from Greenfield Twp. Home

Three area women, all under the age of 20, are behind bars after police said they stole $60,000 in cash from a Greenfeld Township home in September. Sarah J. Kramer, 19, of Martinsburg, and Kilee N....

Freedom Twp. Supervisors Approve Beer Sales At McKee Sheetz

The Freedom Township Supervisors held a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 5, to hear a request from Sheetz, Inc. to approve the inter-municipal transfer of a restaurant liquor license from Altoona to...

Area Foundation Aids Food Pantries, Backpack Programs

M&T Bank's Charitable Foundation held its 10th annual luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in which it gave monetary contributions to area food pantries and backpack programs which included the...

State Sen. Ward Opens New Office

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 31, to open the new office of State Sen. Judy Ward. The office is located at 1904 N. Juniata St. Hollidaysburg....

Study: Farm Manure Injection Reduces Phosphorus Runoff

Widespread adoption by dairy farmers of injecting manure into the soil instead of spreading it on the surface could be crucial to restoring Chesapeake Bay water quality, according to researchers who...

Pa. Attorney Gen'l Sues UPMC Over Insurance Acceptance

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has accused healthcare provider UPMC of violating its obligations to patients as a charity organization and is suing to force the nonprofit to come to an agreement with rival Highmark. Highmark,...

W. Pa. Gas Prices Add a Nickle

Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are five cents more expensive this week at $2.512 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Only three Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states have more expensive gas price averages on the week,...

CHS Girls Win 2 of 3

The Central Lady Dragon Basketball team raised its record to 9-11 as it won two of its three home games last week. The Lady Dragons defeated Johnstown in a non-league game while splitting a pair of Mountain Conference games. CHS 46, Johnstown 41 It...

Central Athletes to Play Softball, Soccer

Three Central High School seniors signed their letters of intent on Thursday, Feb. 7, to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. In the top photo, Dylan Claycomb will...

The Sportsman's Corner: Hunters: Don't Celebrate Yet

A little more than a week ago, the big news for Cove-area sportsmen was that a scheduled cull of deer was staved off with the help of newly elected State Rep. Jim Gregory. Area sportsmen had applied...

NB Grapplers Rout JV, Edge Bellwood

The Northern Bedford High School wrestling team earned four falls en route to a 66-6 victory at Juniata Valley on Feb. 5. Eyziak Cottle (132 pounds), Jay Ebersole (220), Kyle Guyer (285) and Austin Mowry (170) pinned their JV opponents. Seven...

Bulldogs Knock Off Tussey Mt.

A 22-11 second-quarter run propelled the Claysburg-Kimmel boys’ basketball team to a 65-58 victory at Tussey Mountain on Feb. 6. The surge gave the Bulldogs a 39-25 advantage at halftime. The Titans won the second half 33-26, including 17-11 in...

Bocce Debuts at Central

The sport of bocce debuted at Central High School on Thursday, Feb. 7. The Scarlet Dragons welcomed Hollidaysburg to the CHS gymnasium. A large crowd was on hand to cheer on and support both squads...

Area Well-Represented as H.S. Sports Postseason Begins

The Morrisons Cove area will be well-represented in the upcoming District 6 high school basketball playoffs. Each of the boys' and girls' teams from Central, Claysburg-Kimmel and Williamsburg high...

Blue Pirates Drop Two ICC League Matchups

The Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team fell behind 53-27 at halftime at Mount Union on Feb. 5 en route to a 74-40 setback. Josiah Dowey hit three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points to lead the Blue Pirates. Shane Brantner had a...

CHS Gives Marko 300th 'W'

Starting the week with a 4-9 record, the Central Dragon wrestling team needed a big week as the postseason approached. The Dragons got just what they hoped for as they registered six wins, setting their record at 10-9 on the season. After defeating...

Lady Panthers Fall to 3-17 Overall

Northern Bedford fell to 3-15 overall as a result of a 54-46 home loss to Southern Huntingdon on Feb. 4 The Lady Panthers held a 16-12 lead after one period, but a poor second quarter proved to be the difference. SH took a 27-24 lead at the half...

Lines By Lee: God Is Love

Last week I approached a woman. When she saw me she said, "You look wonderful." Of course I liked the sound of that. Then she added, "I love you." I was not expecting that! She was not my wife....

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Residents of North Woodbury Township: Over the next several weeks there will be petitions circulating in your township to place the following question on the May Primary Election Ballot, “Do you favor the granting of liquor...

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

HIDDEN FIGURES (Jr. Non-Fiction adaptation) By Margot Lee Shetterly Illustrated by Laura Freeman In 2016 Margot Lee Shetterly wrote "Hidden Figures," the story of four African-American women who...

Other Voices

Do you know how often you use the services and programs provided by your county government? When you go to the courthouse for jury duty or to get a marriage license, it’s obvious that you are interacting with your county. But it’s not so...

Po's Peek at the Past

My wife and son were with me in the car and I was somewhat distraught, to say the least. We were on our way home from visiting my dad in a Johnstown hospital and the outlook for him was not good. I...

Thought for the Week: Sermon on the Sabbath IV

Verse 38a – "...through this Man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sin." Verse 39b – "and by Him all that believe are justified..." I believe all men want to be forgiven. Most certainly all...

Keefer to Wed Bookhammer

Kevin and Deneen Keefer of Gibsonia, Allegheny County, and Kevin and Bobbi Bookhammer of Williamsburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Michael Loughery Keefer and Sarah...

McKee Woman Turns 100; Receives Citation from State

Helen Decker of McKee celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. She was born on Feb. 13, 1919, in McKee, daughter of Samuel and Edith Wilt. She is the oldest of four sisters and...

Learning with Robots

Third grader Anna Lanzendorfer and fifth grader Kiri Dougherty, students at St. Patrick Catholic School in Newry, demonstrate "Dash" the robot to visitor Hunter Fickes, age 5, during an open house...

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Since outdoor flowers were nonexistent last week, I was more conscious of them in other places, even though they were not real flowers. Monday's warm sunshine on Feb. 4, enticed me outdoors for a...

KAY E. (SUCKLING) (BURKE) WRIGHT

Mrs. Kay E. (Suckling) (Burke) Wright, 87, of Martinsburg, died on Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. At the request of the deceased there will be no...

JAMES MARTIN RAYMOND 'HENRY' SETTLE

James Martin Raymond “Henry” Settle, 60, of Conway, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Conway. A memorial service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Mckee playground building on Devecchis Street,...

HEATHER DIANNE (HILEMAN) STEWART

Heather D. (Hileman) Stewart, 44, of Williamsburg RR, went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday evening, Feb. 6, 2019, at Magee-Women's Hospital of Pittsburgh, following a courageous battle with...

ROBERT F. 'DRAKIE' DRAKE

Robert F. "Drakie" Drake, 80, of Fredericksburg, Martinsburg RR, passed away on Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2019, at his home. Friends will be received from 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral today, Thursday,...

PAUL GEORGE LANE

Paul G. Lane, 49, of Williamsburg, passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 9, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, after a lengthy illness. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Fairview Church of the...

MIRIAM L. HOOVER

Miriam L. Hoover, 91, formerly of East Freedom, passed away late Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. A funeral was held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Martinsburg Memorial Church of the Brethren. Pastor Chris Garretson...

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Community Events Calendar - The Cove

Submit an Event Thursday, Feb. 14 Valentine’s Dance – 12:30 p.m., Southern Blair Senior Center, East Freedom. Entertainment by Brandi Naugle. Information: Kelly Benton, senior center coordinator, (814) 317-5181. Lutheran Communion – 2 p.m.,...

Community Events Calendar - Williamsburg

Submit an Event THURSDAY, FEB. 14 – Body Sculpting Using Bands and Weights – 8:15 a.m. at The Crossroad. • Stability Ball Class – 9 a.m. at The Crossroad. • Food Bank Distribution – 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. FRIDAY, FEB....

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