What to do After Being Diagnosed with High Blood Pressure

Hypertension, a condition marked by abnormally high blood pressure, is more common than many people may recognize. A 2021 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicated that...

Claysburg's Ray Benton Seeking Coroner's Office As Hand-Picked Successor to Retiring Ross

When Blair County Coroner Patty Ross called Ray Benton last summer and asked him to become her Chief Deputy Coroner, she did it with an eye toward the future. Ross, after a quarter-century as...

Claysburg Bed and Breakfast Showcases Uniqueness of the Are

Even though it has not been open an entire year, a local bed and breakfast has seen plenty of bookings that span into 2024. Since opening in October 2022, Das Gasthaus, the Inn of Claysburg, has seen...

Freedom Twp. Fire Co. Awards Banquet a Family Atmosphere

A volunteer fire company is only as good as its members, and on Saturday evening, Jan. 28, the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company honored the people whose contributions to the fire service...

Stuckey Presented with Chamber Award

Hollidaysburg businessman Matt Stuckey received the Donna D. Gority Servant Leadership Award at The Blair County Chamber of Commerce's 2023 Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation, which was held at...

Bedford Co. Historical Society To Hold Yard Sale

The Bedford County Historical Society is seeking donations for its indoor yard sale, which will be held Feb. 24 and 25, 2023, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Donations can be dropped off beginning Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. through...

Curve To Host Auditions For National Anthem and God Bless America Performers

The Altoona Curve will host auditions for National Anthem and God Bless America performers on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Logan Valley Mall. Vocalists, musicians, and groups of all ages are invited to audition. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with...

Spring Cove Elementary Unveils New Book Vending Machine

Spring Cove Elementary School surprised students with a new reward system. Kindergarten teachers Casey Zimmerman and Glenda Everetts and Reading Specialist Susan Zangrilli wrote a grant that the...

Pennsylvania Courts Host Webinar on Human Trafficking and the Court: The Survivor's Perspective

In recognition of January’s National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Pennsylvania Courts hosted a free, virtual panel with survivors of human trafficking in Pa to discuss how victims and survivors interact with the court;...

WISE Women Tribute Noms Announcement

WISE Women of Blair County Tribute recognizes and honors Blair County women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership. Many exceptional women in Blair County deserve to be recognized. Please nominate one you believe could be a 2023 WISE Women...

Can't Believe My Eyes

Central's Eli Lingenfelter watches the final minutes of play from the bench after fouling out late in the fourth quarter against Bishop Guilfoyle Friday at BG....

Dragon Basketball Sees First Loss

Two out of three ain't bad, as they say. In the three matches the Dragons faced throughout the week, they found success in two, and were given their first loss of the season in the other. To start...

Follow Through

Williamsburg's LeeAnna Royer hits a three point shot from the baseline on Bellwood's Leigha Clapper Monday The Lady Pirates won 60-56, bringing their record up to...

Lady Dragons Fall Short

The Lady Dragon Basketball team faced two opponents this week: the Chestnut Ridge Lady Lions and the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders. In two close matches, the Lady Dragons fell just short, ending with 58-38 and 55-47 losses respectively. Against...

Hilemans Hit 1,000

Ayla Hileman and her mother, Amy (Hoy) Hileman are the first mother-daughter combo to each score 1,000 points for the Lady Pirates. Ayla accomplished the feat on Thursday, Jan. 26, and her mother...

Dragons Wrestle With Individual Wins, Team Losses

The Central Dragon Wrestling team continued its season with two matches this week against the Johnstown Trojans and the Chestnut Ridge Lions, as well as competing in the Bedford Thomas Tournament. The Dragons suffered a 54-15 loss to the Trojans...

An Important Day

Today, Feb. 2, is one of the year's most important days. It is Groundhog Day, which is the day we find out if we are going to experience six more weeks of winter or whether we are going to be...

Watch Wildlife Round The Clock From Home

Eagles and snow geese and bears, oh my! Watch all of them this winter, anywhere you go, through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s round-the-clock livestreams. A new 24-7 livestream from a black bear den in Pike County launched this week,...

CurveFest Slated For Feb. 25 Kicks Off 2023 Season at Peoples Natural Gas Field

The Altoona Curve are pleased to announce the return of CurveFest, presented by Ravine, on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A spring celebration of the 25th season of Curve Baseball will give fans their first opportunity to purchase single...

100 Points Per Game: The 1965 Blue Pirates

The 1965 Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team was made of an incredible cast of players. Not only did the team feature a trio of high-scoring guards; it also had a group of four tall...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I am writing to thank Martinsburg​​-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at...

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

A small seaside town in southwest Ireland provides a vivid setting for secrets, scandal, grudges, and murder. The suspicious death of wealthy horse farm owner, Jimmy O’Reilly brings veterinarian...

Cross and Curryville Roads: the Fredericks and Kagarises

About one half mile off the Curryville road on Cross Roads was where my best friend, Joyce, lived. There was a long lane to her house. Her parents Warren and Mary Frederick lived in one house and...

Patricia A. "Patty" Mountain

Patricia Ann “Patty” Mountain, 85, of East Freedom, went to meet her loving husband, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the Presbyterian Home. Hollidaysburg. She was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Claysburg, daughter of the late Edward B. and Margaret P....

Sandra "Sandy" L. (Creighton) Detwiler

Sandra “Sandy” L. (Creighton) Detwiler 78, of rural Martinsburg, was called home to be with the Lord Jan. 29, 2023. She was a resident in the memory care unit of Magnolia Place at Summer Village...

Harry F. Felton

Harry F. Felton, 79, of Martinsburg, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a loving and devoted son,...

10 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 7, 2013 Joyce Paden, library director at the Martinsburg Community Library, announced she was retiring on June 30. Paden began working at the library 40 years earlier as the assistant to Mary Creps. In 1978, when Creps retired, Paden...

75 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 12, 1948 In an attempt to prevent local wildlife from starving in the sub-zero weather and heavy snows, 3,600 pounds of grain was distributed from the Blair County Airport at Martinsburg. The grain was scattered in areas where the...

25 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 12, 1998 A. J. Nastasi, a senior at Northern Bedford County High School, broke the state scoring record for high school basketball when he hit 3,609 points during a game against Everett.. The game was stopped for a 25 minute ceremony...

100 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 9, 1923 Students at the Martinsburg Grammar School planned a literary program to be given on Feb. 12, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Students were planning a debate of “Resolved, That Lincoln was a Greater Man than Washington.” On...

50 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 8, 1972 The camp retreat center at Camp Blue Diamond near Petersburg was struck by lightning on Friday evening. The bolt hit two large pine trees, knocking one over and shattering the other. The lightning’s energy entered the...

125 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 3, 1898 Thursday afternoon of last week Oliver Butler of Rodman Furnace was the victim of a shooting accident. He, with a number of others, were having a shooting match at Plane 10. Butler was lying on the ground, taking aim for a...

Burning Questions: Cove Fire Chiefs, Firefighters, Residents Recall Worst Fires

A Morrisons Cove hairdresser missed a couple evenings and weekends in turning back the thermostat in her shop from 72 degrees to 68 and her electric bill came in $100 higher than anticipated. Another...

Ask the Williamsburgers

I recently went to Zmac’s Riverside Grill in Hollidaysburg with my mom and my friends to celebrate a friend’s birthday. On the menu, they had Barney sandwiches. For those of you who don’t speak fluent Williamsburg – Barneys are roast beef...

CHS Celebrates Winter Break with Winterfest

The Spring Cove Education Association (SCEA) would like to bring you updates of some of the many positive events that are taking place within our school district with which teachers are involved. In...

Who Was Saint Valentine?

Valentine's Day presents an opportunity to express feelings of love. Greeting cards and heart-shaped chocolate boxes are traditional gifts, as are red roses. Most people know how and why Valentine's Day is celebrated, but few may know the person...

Diocese to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2023

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2023 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4. The theme for the national observance is Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service. “Our...

Thought for the Week

What is a leader? It is someone who provides direction, goals, motivation, and perhaps sets the pace for the group. He possesses authority either because he has earned it or it has been given to him...

What's on Your Agenda?

Here we are at the beginning of February. It’s a month since we started the new year of 2023. We have been experiencing some cold, blustery, winter weather. Some people love this time of year, and...

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