Hollidaysburg Ambulance Upgrading Skills of EMTs

The Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service (HALAS) is making some changes to better serve the Cove community, including offering training to upgrade the level of pre-hospital service that...

Women Gaining Responsibility And Visibility In Agriculture

The USDA's Census of Agriculture provides a detailed look at the state and health of agriculture in the United States every five years. It also gives some insight into trends that are shaping and...

Claysburg-Kimmel School Board Awards Contracts For Athletic Project

The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board met on Wednesday Sept. 7, and again on Wednesday, Sept. 14 and continued to award contracts for the athletic project. During its Sept. 7 meeting, the board awarded the electrical contract to Mashan Inc. in the...

Williamsburg Man Facing Multiple Theft Charges

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer Cellphone records, tire tracks, security cameras, drones, and a prison interview have led to the arrest of a Williamsburg man on multiple theft charges that police said...

SCSB Hears from Transportation on Bus Driver Shortage

Having adequate transportation to get all students to school effectively has been an issue of concern for the Spring Cove School District since the start of the 2022-23 school year. During the recognition of visitors portion of the board of...

A Quick Read

Kit Krehl, 2, of Gibsonia, PA, couldn't even wait to get in the house before reading his Herald after it was delivered. Kit is the son of Abby and Noah Krehl, both of whom are from Martinsburg. Kit's...

Roaring Spring Council Waiting on Game Commission Decision

The Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular monthly meetings on Monday, Sept. 12, and gave an update on Plum Creek Mountain. Councilman James Musselman said the borough is waiting to hear from the Pennsylvania Game Commission on whether...

Central Students Recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program

Central High School Principal Stephanie Thompson announced that Darcy Heltzel (left) and Rebekah Disney (right) have been named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. A...

Head-On Crash Leads to Entrapment

A two-vehicle accident on Allegheny Street, Martinsburg, on Monday afternoon, Sept. 19, sent one man to the hospital with unknown injuries. Details of the accident are limited but police believe the...

DCED Announces Election Integrity Grant Funding Awards

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced funding awards to Pennsylvania counties through the Election Integrity Grant Program (EIGP). Under Act 88 of 2022, DCED was tasked with establishing the program to provide grants...

Game of the Week

This week marks the midpoint of the high school football season in Pennsylvania. A visit to archrival Tussey Mountain on Friday night will serve as a fitting midterm exam for Northern Bedford’s young offensive line, which has been learning on the...

W-burg Players Find Home Field Advantage Against C-K

Juniata Valley defeated Claysburg-Kimmel 28-12. The game was played at Williamsburg's field for...

Dragon Football Finds its Footing

Coming off a two-week losing streak, the Dragons traveled to Forest Hills thirsty for a win on Friday. A strong offensive attack paired with a strong defensive front gave the Dragons a spectacular 39-16 win. After starting the game on defense, the...

Central Soccer Keeps Head in the Game

Central's Alexander Eicher takes a shot on goal against Somerset Monday. Central fell to Somerset 8-0. Central's current record is 2-5 (overall), 2-4 (conference). Last week, the team defeated...

The Return of Dr. Archie O. Logist

"Hi, Rich, how are you doing?" Uh, oh, I thought. That sounds like Dr. Archie O. Logist. After the fiasco over cave paintings depicting the first fly-fisherman at the abandoned Black Midnight Quarry...

Lady Dragons Sweep and Get Swept

The Lady Dragon Tennis team had three matches throughout the week and ended at 2-1. To start the week, the Lady Dragons faced Chestnut Ridge Lady Lions for a full 5-0 sweep. The second match of the week against the Bedford Lady Bisons ended in a...

C-K Volleyball Playing Nearly Even Season

So far, Claysburg-Kimmel Volleyball is seeing a 2-3 record this season. Shown is Claysburg's Sarah Helsel (20), attempting to block a shot by Portage's Brooke Bednarski on Monday at Portage High...

Lady Dragon Volleyball Loses in Nail-Biter

The Central Lady Dragon Volleyball team faced three opponents throughout the week. They started the week off against the Cambria Heights Lady Highlanders, winning in a 3-0 set sweep. In the next week, the Lady Dragons lost in a 3-0 sweep to the...

Quad-Match Victory Gives Dragons Edge

The Central Golf team traveled to the Summit Country Club to face the Bishop McCourt Crushers, the Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers and the Penn Cambria Panthers in a quad match on Thursday. The Dragons came out on top with a final score of 211, edging...

Senate Bill 106 A Threat To Reproductive Freedom

A recent column written by Judy Ward on her sponsored Senate Bill 106 claims that her proposed Constitutional amendment “does not propose bans on abortions.” I am awed by the amazing spin. If it does nothing, why propose it? If you have no...

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Sarah Jennings walked out on her husband and restaurant business that they had built together. The police showed up at their house that morning and demanded records from their business. They...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: With perhaps one of the most critical mid-term elections of our lives fast approaching, let’s ensure that we are giving it the careful consideration it deserves. Let’s not make our choices thoughtlessly; they can affect our...

Erika Smith was a Place Kicker at Central

Hunter Smith is a multi-talented junior football player at Central High School. He is the fullback on offense, middle linebacker on defense and kicker/punter on special teams. In the role of place kicker, he is the second in his family line to fill...

Donald E. Houp

Donald E. Houp, 93, of Altoona, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Sept. 16, 2022, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. He was born July 14, 1929, in Henrietta; son of the late...

Charles J. Baker

Charles J. Baker, 84, of Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring went home to be with the Lord Saturday morning, Sept. 17, 2022. He was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Roaring Spring the son of the late Charles A. and Ada M. (Grace) Baker. He married Donna...

Jennie M. (Smith) Turner

Jennie M. (Smith) Turner of New Enterprise, 89, went to her eternal home on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. She was born July 28, 1933, in Elk County as the daughter of George and Hattie (Timblin) Smith. Jennie married Paul S. Turner on Sept. 8, 1951....

Claysburg Area Farm Show Recognizes Winners

The Claysburg Area Farm Show was held Sept. 6 through the 10 at the Kimmel Community Center (former Queen Elementary School). At the closing, those who had the most winnings in each room received a certificate of recognition. There were also Best...

Leaf Peepers Will See Changing Colors Early This Year

This spring and summer has been one of too much rain at times and not enough at other times in the region. Despite a fickle precipitation mix from Mother Nature, fall is shaping up to be a noteworthy...

New Crosses Added

For some time, the crosses at the entrance into Williamsburg were missing. Crews took them down because the wood was rotting. Following some complaints from the community about the missing...

Ask the Williamsburgers

Seeing all the pumpkins, mums, and of course – watching my Ravens play football, has me in the mood for fall! Thus inspiring my question this week – what’s your favorite fall activity? Here is what a few had to say: Walt Frank: PSU football...

Herald Sees National Sights

The Morrisons Cove Herald traveled to see a national treasure over Labor Day weekend. Lois Beer of Altoona (shown) and her sister Linda Snider of Duncansville brought their Herald along while...

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 27, 2012 The Martinsburg Municipal Authority voted unanimously to purchase 10 lots in the Edgewater Acres development for a total cost of $200,000. The authority had water supply wells in the development and hoped the purchase would...

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 25, 1947 Organization of a free public library got underway at a meeting called by the Martinsburg Rotary Club. About 50 citizens from Martinsburg attended to hear Miss Virginia Crick of the Altoona Public Library explain the first...

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 25, 1997 Jermaine S. Wright, 23 was charged for a second time in the murder of 16-year old Krista Ruggles, a former Cove teenager. He had been charged earlier, but police withdrew the charges because their case against him was not...

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 29, 1922 On Saturday Dr. and Mrs. J.S. Bonebreak and son Keim left for Pittsburgh where the latter entered the University of Pittsburgh Dental College. While operating a circular saw driven by a steam engine, Samuel Tetwiler had his...

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 28, 1972 The atomic reactor at Saxton was scheduled to be phased out of existence by May, 1974, with a loss of 70 jobs in the area. The reactor was put into operation in 1962 and served as a training center for nuclear engineers and...

Thought for the Week

Isaiah has a special story to tell in his 53rd chapter. It is a conundrum, at once horrible and beautiful. It is a story of man's inhumanity to a man and God's tremendous love for mankind. Isaiah...

Sheep Will Never Die

This week I have had several patients surprisingly pass from this earthly life. No one should be too surprised when a hospice patient dies. However, in the case of these ladies I had recently visited them and they were talking and feeling pretty...

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