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  • Local Cove Pastor Speaks at Saturate Altoona Service

    CATI KEITH, Editor|Jul 11, 2024

    Pastor Chris Garretson of Redefined Community Church in Martinsburg spoke at the last service on Sunday, June 30 for Saturate Altoona which took place in the city's Heritage Plaza. The event was held every Sunday night in June. Every week the event would open with blessing booths where churches and local non-profits could set up booths to give away food and other free items. "They had popcorn machines, cotton candy, hotdogs, hamburgers, and all kinds of good food," he said. This would then be...

  • Martinsburg Resident Collects Old Milk Bottles

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jul 11, 2024

    June was Dairy Month and to celebrate the Herald featured stories like these talking about all things related to the dairy industry. This story is the final part of a three part series about local glass milk bottle collectors. Josh Baran of Martinsburg has a collection made of bottles from dairies in Blair, Cambria, and Somerset counties, and a few others from the state and around the country. “It is a passion, I love it,” he said. Baran got a lot of the bottles in his collection from flea mar...

  • Morrisons Cove Agriculture Parade Returns July 9

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jul 3, 2024

    Morrisons Cove Agricultural Parade will be returning again for the year on Tuesday, July 9. The families of Jeanie Bolger and Dan Hershberger will be the co-marhsalls of the parade. John Bolger, the son of Jeanie said their family is glad to be co-marshalls with the Hershbergers. “We grew up in the same community and attend the same church — we’ve known each other our whole lives,” he said. Bolger said the parade has always been a big deal in the area. “It is great to see the community come together and get to see old friends,” he said. Mary He...

  • Menu from the USS Enterprise

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jul 3, 2024

    A Martinsburg resident shared this scan of a menu from the USS Enterprise (CV-6) that her mother received from a friend. According to the National Museum of the United States Navy, The USS Enterprise (CV-6) is a Yorktown class aircraft carrier that was commissioned at Newport News, Va., on May 12, 1938. She was at sea during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Three days later, she became the first U.S. Navy warship to sink a Japanese warship, submarine I-70, and later that...

  • Martinburg Borough Approves Penn Street Curbing Project

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jun 27, 2024

    Martinsburg borough approved to spend $2,000 towards helping Zimmerman Family Dentistry put down new curbing at Penn Street, where they are currently building a new office. At the monthly meeting, on Monday June 3, Borough Manager Richard Brantner, Jr. said that the contractor asked the borough to assist with paying for the curbing. The total cost would be $13,400, he said. “We already have some money tied up in that lot — as of 2022 we do have an agreement for the geologist that we split the cost which is 50%,” Brantner, Jr. said. He said...

  • Lashinsky Approved to Sign Tax Assessments

    CATI KEITH, Editor|Jun 27, 2024

    Roaring Spring borough council approved to allow solicitor Larry Lashinsky to sign the tax assessment settlements from the county. He said the tax assessment appeals were filed by the Roaring Spring Park LLC which is the old Appvion plant, and there were appeals filed for 12 properties with all but three being within the borough. “It reflects that fact that the plant is being demolished and is not worth the $4 million assessed value,” Lashinsky said. He said the county had already been willing to reduce the value before the appeal, and it is...

  • 2024 Summer Home Builder

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jun 27, 2024

    The Manor House is a part of the Village Green at the Village of Morrisons Cove. This old brick farm house orginally owned by Joe Amick, along with his 97.8 acre farm, was bought by the Village on March 16, 2000 to allow their campus to expand. Along with the house, the property also featured a small frame summerhouse, a spring house, a pond, a barn, and a silo. The Manor House was renovated to provide a place with beautiful rustic charm. Today the Manor House is used as a venue for weddings,...

  • NBC Graduates Made the Most of High School Years

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jun 20, 2024

    Reaghan Grimes opened the 2024 graduation ceremony on the evening of Thursday, May 30, by talking to the class about their memories and how COVID-19 started when they were in eighth grade. “A new reality set in that forced us away from each other. We finished eighth grade doing school online with Zoom,” she said. They started high school with half of their classmates as the school district operated on a hybrid system. Grimes said eventually life returned to something they recognized. “We spent the last three years of high school making the m...

  • Milk Bottle Collection Inspired by Great Uncle

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jun 13, 2024

    June is Dairy Month and to celebrate the Herald will feature stories like these talking about all things related to the dairy industry. This story is the second part of a three part series about local glass milk bottle collectors. Ken Wertz of Hollidaysburg has been collecting old dairy glass milk bottles for about seven years, and got a lot of his collection from Clapper. He had a great uncle named Eli Snowberger that shipped milk at the Loop Station in Hollidaysburg, which is one of the...

  • Local Auctioneer Collects Old Milk Bottles

    CATI KEITH|Jun 6, 2024

    June is Dairy Month and to celebrate the Herald will feature stories like these talking about all things related to the dairy industry. This story is the first part of a three part series about local glass milk bottle collectors. In Blair County, including in the Cove there were many dairies, with the most prominent one, Ritchey’s Dairy which started in 1940, still in business. Jason Clapper, an auctioneer of Altoona with family roots in the Cove, has spent over three plus decades collecting o...

  • Herbert L Decker Trash Retires After 59 years of Service

    CATI KEITH|Jun 6, 2024

    Herbert L Decker Trash Hauling is retiring after 59 years of service to the community. Linda Decker, owner, said she believed it all began when her husband Herbert, who passed away in 2014, started working for Doc Hoover in 1955 at the age of 15. The business officially started in June 1965 and they got the license or EIN number the same year. Decker remembered her husband used to interact with the customers and talked to business owners to get the company going. At first, they used word-of-mout...

  • Local Medical Experts Talk About Stroke Prevention and Signs

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|May 30, 2024

    Local medical experts from Conemaugh Nason Medical Central and UPMC Altoona talk about what people should know about strokes and how to prevent them as May is Stroke Awareness Month. Dr. Cynthia Kenmuir, an endovascular neurologist at UPMC Altoona said there are two different types of strokes. “About 85% of people get Ischemic strokes, and about 15% are hemorrhagic,” she said. Strokes affect people of all ages, Dr.Kenmuir said. “We see them in 20 year olds but they are more common as people age,” she said. Time is the most important thing w...

  • Farrow Gives Update on Dick Schoolhouse

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|May 30, 2024

    Michael Farrow of the Blair County Historical Society gave an update on the Dick Schoolhouse that the organization has owned for about 100 years. He said they are looking to transfer the ownership of the structure located in Taylor Township to an organization or resident in the Cove to maintain and find a use for it much like what was done with Royer Mansion. Farrow said Taylor Township and Roaring Spring were both asked about taking ownership but both declined. There has also been no response...

  • Everett Railroad Visits Roaring Spring Train Station

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|May 30, 2024

    The Everett Railroad made a visit to the Roaring Spring Train Station on Friday, May 17. Students from various schools including Spring Cove School District were on the train which left from the Everett Railroad Station in Hollidaysburg and traveled to Roaring Spring. Once the train arrived at the station in Roaring Spring, students were able to eat lunch and ice cream before heading back to Hollidaysburg....

  • Homewood Celebrates 50 Years of Service in Martinsburg

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|May 23, 2024

    By CATI KEITH Staff Writer The Homewood community came together with staff members, and members of the surrounding community came together to celebrate its 50th anniversary in Martinsburg. Senator Judy Ward presented a citation from the Pennsylvania Senate which read that Homewood is a retirement community that serves more than 300 individuals. It provides multiple independent living options, short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing, and a secure memory care unit. “The staff are t...

  • RS Borough Council Accepts Bid to Repair Bloomfield Street

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|May 23, 2024

    A bid of $21,547.85 from Cottle’s Asphalt Maintenance to repair Bloomfield Street in Roaring Spring was approved by borough council members during Monday night’s meeting. They also approved to do away with free swim nights at Hershberger Memorial Pool at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg, but kept the free swimming lessons. The $24,000 in funds from the free swim nights would be reallocated to the YMCA for their summer recreation program. The borough also voted in favor of supporting any child from the borough that would want to...

  • Martinsburg Borough Accepts Bid for Paving Project

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|May 23, 2024

    The Martinsburg Borough Council members accepted a bid for $60,930.45 from Grannas Bros. for the 2024 Paving Project. Martinsburg Borough Police Chief Kerry Hoover said a grant the county applied for about two years ago was approved and his department would be receiving new radios and laptops at no cost to the borough. He said, as part of the grant, the Martinsburg Police Department will be getting five portable radios, three mobile radios, and three new laptops for the patrol vehicles. “All of the radios are in, we are just waiting for the l...

  • Song Removed From Spring Cove MS Choir Concert

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|May 16, 2024

    “Lift Every Voice and Sing” is a hymn with lyrics by James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) and set to music by his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson (1873–1954). This song was written from the context of African Americans in the late 19th century. The hymn is a prayer of thanksgiving to God as well as a prayer for faithfulness and freedom, with imagery that evokes the biblical Exodus from slavery to the freedom of the “promised land.” The well-known hymn is featured in many hymnals around the world and in many denominations. This comes from a Facebook...

  • American Legion to Hold Memorial Services

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|May 16, 2024

    The Claysburg American Legion will conduct Memorial Services at the following cemeteries on Sunday, May 26: 1:15 Sproul 1:35 King 2:05 Imler 2:25 Greenfield 2:50 Lower Klahr 3:10 Upper Klahr 3:45 Mt. Hope This will be their 90th Annual Memorial Day Program. Sunday’s program will include music provided by Claysburg American Legion Band under the direction of Dan Crist and Claysburg Community Chorus under the direction of Heidi Kennedy, invocations by Claysburg Legion Chaplain Ray Glass and r...

  • Sophomores from Cove High Schools Graduate from Program

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|May 16, 2024

    Students from Cove high schools were among the 24 graduates to complete the Leadership Blair County Youth Program of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce. Students who participated from Cove schools include Evan Brumbaugh, Norah Bechtel, Katherine Dunn, and Willow Miller of Central High School, and Mariah Good and Macy Norris of Williamsburg High School. Chamber CEO, Joe Hurd said this year’s sophomore class was different. “This year’s class I think must have been fairly special, not only the c...

  • Cove Residents Remember Running Boston Marathon

    CATI KEITH, Staff Wrtier|May 9, 2024

    This year, Christine Thompson, 99, and Dr. Ramon Burket of Roaring Spring celebrated their 45th anniversary of running in the Boston Marathon together in 1979. At the time of the race, they were 53 and 43. Burket said when Thompson set the record for 53-year-old women in the Johnstown Marathon and it was published in Runner’s World Magazine, they called her Chris, which made people think she was a man. Thompson recalled when the American Medical Jogger Journal came to the office, a call was m...

  • Juls Bratton Joins Homewood as Sales and Marketing Director

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|May 9, 2024

    Juls Bratton recently joined the team at Homewood at Martinsburg as their new sales and marketing director. “My job here is about promoting Homewood – and making sure people know what it has to offer in regards to independent living, apartments, cottages and all that goes into that,” she said. Bratton has been in sales and marketing for more than 30 years and is already close to the new office. The commute from her hometown of New Enterprise is much shorter than the traveling she had to do at...

  • Cove Youth Baseball Fields Get Upgrades for New Season

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|May 2, 2024

    Spring Cove Youth Baseball League had its opening night on Friday, April 26, at the Roaring Spring Little League Field, which also included a special ceremony. The event was done to celebrate the installation of the new LED lights on the field on 613 Locust Street, Roaring Spring. Justin Hoover started the ceremony by introducing the donors onto the field who donated to the league, which allowed it to replace the halogen lights at each field with more modern, up-to-date LED lights. He said the...

  • Lt. James Wagner Honored for Helping Fellow PSP Officers

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|May 2, 2024

    State Police Lt. James A. Wagner was honored on Wednesday, April 24, for heroically helping his fellow officers on June 17, 2023, which resulted in him being critically wounded while responding to an incident in Mifflintown. Wagner was the Troop G Bedford station commander when he responded to a shooting outside the Lewistown state police station. There, Brandon Stine, 38, of Thompsontown, showed up about 11 a.m. armed with a long rifle and fired shots at patrol vehicles in the parking lot. He...

  • Cove and County to See Improvements in Broadband

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Apr 25, 2024

    Homes in Cove townships in Blair County are poised to be connected to middle-mile fiber infrastructure by 2026. This announcement comes as part of a nearly $2.5 million project funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), jointly undertaken by Allegheny Broadband Inc. (ABI) and Crowsnest Broadband. Dwayne Zimmerman, owner and founder of Crowsnest, said that the federal government allocated $200 million in ARPA funds for Pennsylvania. Following this allocation, the state invited applications...

  • Touch-a-Truck Day Held at Bedford County Airport

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Apr 25, 2024

    Fourth grade students from schools across Bedford County including those from Northern Bedford County Elementary attended the Bedford Chamber of Commerce’s Touch-a-Truck event at the Bedford County Airport on Thursday, April 18. Jenny Delong of Bun Air which is in charge of all the flight operations at the Bedford County Airport said they host events like the Touch-A-Truck event to help the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. This event has been at the airport for the last three years, and b...

  • Longtime RS McDonald's Employee Recognized

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Apr 25, 2024

    Lisa Litzenberger, a dedicated employee of McDonald’s in Roaring Spring, recently received the “Outstanding Women of Excellence” award from the company. The award was to acknowledge and celebrate women who made significant contributions in their respective roles. “It was humbling — I cried and my mom cried. You are just not used to getting that type of recognition, “ Litzenberger said. On the day she received the award, she was given flowers, a gift card, a monetary award, and a celebratory...

  • More than 200 Volunteers Pack Meals in Roaring Spring

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Apr 18, 2024

    The Roaring Spring community united to bring the UNTO humanitarian aid program to the area. More than 200 volunteers from various denominations congregated at the Roaring Spring Arch on Saturday, April 6, to package 45,000 meals destined for food-insecure regions globally. “It is a whole community effort,” Pastor John Nothwang of Christ Church and member of the Ministerium said. On Friday evening, trucks with thousands of pounds of rice and beans showed up at the Arch that were then unl...

  • Fire Damages Williamsburg Home

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Apr 18, 2024

    A fire damaged a two-story duplex on Wednesday, April 10, in the afternoon in Williamsburg. Deputy Fire Chief Steve Lane of Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department said a neighbor called in the incident, and when his crew first arrived on scene the whole back of the house was on fire at 821 W. Second St. The homeowner, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was outside when he heard the fan in the attic pop and then saw flames coming out of the window at about 1:30 p.m. Deputy Chief Lane said...

  • Martinsburg Borough Installs Signs to Warn Speeders

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Apr 18, 2024

    Martinsburg Borough recently installed electronic radar speed signs at West Allegheny, East Allegheny, and South Market streets. Martinsburg Police Chief Kerry Hoover said the signs can tell police how fast traffic is going and the times that speeding tends to happen. The signs show motorists driving towards the sign how fast they are going and will signal the driver to slow down when their speed gets too high. Chief Hoover said the signs can detect the speed of vehicles going both ways and not...

  • Martinsburg Man Hikes Entire Mid State Trail, 331 Miles

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Apr 11, 2024

    After retiring from working in education all of his life, Chuck Kensinger, 74, of Martinsburg has taken up hiking as a new hobby with a goal of trekking the entire Mid State Trail in Pennsylvania. The Mid State Trail is 331.6 miles and often called the “wildest trail” because of the varied terrain, Kensingner said. “I enjoy setting goals,” he said, about what he liked about hiking. His friend Bob Shinskie, 68, a retired school administrator from Spring Mills, Pa., near State College, and he...

  • Cove Fireworks Business Sees Growth Over the Years

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Apr 11, 2024

    Gary Brumbaugh has been in the fireworks industry for over 30 years doing both professional shows and having a retail store for the last seven years in Royer just outside of Williamsburg. “I have always enjoyed doing the professional shows — since we opened the store, every year we do better,” he said. Consumer fireworks were legalized in 2017, the Brumbaugh Fireworks opened in 2018. The store started out as just one building and there was no sprinkler system at the time, which meant they could...

  • Ag Parade Set for Tuesday, July 9

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Apr 4, 2024

    During Martinsburg Borough’s monthly council meeting on Monday night, it was announced that the 2024 Agricultural Parade would be on Tuesday, July 9. Council members approved to allow the pertaining streets to be closed for the parade subject to the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park obtaining the necessary PennDOT permits....

  • Peach Hill Started As a Roadside Stand; Still Growing

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Apr 4, 2024

    Located just outside of Curryville, Peach Hill is a store that sticks to agricultural tradition while also looking towards innovation. For Dave and Marlene Martin, owners of Peach Hill, farming and the store is their livelihood — and a legacy that was passed down through generations. In 1972, Dave’s father Ammon Martin, first set up a humble roadside stand near their current store. “It evolved from a roadside stand,” Marlene said. The store they own today was built in 2007, and the Martins bough...

  • Brown Family Reunion at Park for 109th Year

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Apr 4, 2024

    It has been a tradition for the Brown family to have their annual reunion the Sunday before Labor Day. This year the event will happen on September 1. James Brown said it started in 1915 at the Morrison’s Cove Memorial Park even before there was a park, when it was known as Snyder’s Grove. According to Morrisons Cove Memorial Park website, the park was founded in 1915, when a group attending the Brown family picnic decided the area with White Oak trees would be a beautiful place for a park. He believed the first reunion was in 1910, but he has...

  • Two Cove Women To Be Recognized by WISE

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Apr 4, 2024

    Two honorees from The Cove will be celebrated by WISE Women of Blair County at the organization’s tribute dinner happening on April 17 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. Juls Bratton and Michele McIntyre are the two honorees who were selected by a committee. WISE is an acronym that means Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment and the organization is dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism through collaboration, service and education.​ Through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, funds raised at the annual tribute dinn...

  • Morrisons Cove 1st FCU – Part of the Cove Since 1954

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Mar 28, 2024

    Morrisons Cove 1st Federal Credit Union has been loyal supporters of the community and its members since it was founded. Lynnette Hamm CEO said the Morrisons Cove 1st FCU started out as D.M. Bare Paper Co. Federal Credit Union in 1954. It was established and chartered by the late Vance D. Myers along with six other credit union charter members to aid the employees of the D.M. Bare Paper Co., which would be later known as Appleton Papers, Inc. “A group of men at the paper mill decided to start a...

  • Four Alarm Fire Destroys Claysburg Lumber Business

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Fire companies from all over in Blair and Bedford counties were fighting a massive fire which started at 10:05 p.m. Monday night and continued to burn into Tuesday in Claysburg at the site of the U.S. Lumber Distribution Center. At 8 a.m. there were still flames and big clouds of smoke coming from 218 Ward Drive, which is a lumberyard and distribution center. Scott Eicher, Fire Chief for Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company said they do not know what started the four alarm fire, and it will be...

  • Garver YMCA to Apply for Grants to Add Much Needed Upgrades

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Representatives from Garver YMCA presented their plans to apply for some grants to update their facilities to the Roaring Spring Borough Council members during their monthly meeting. On Monday, March 11, Holly Keller of Garver said that there is some COVID money available through grants for a multi-purpose community facilities program. She said the purpose of these grants are for community development, and what they need to do is show that their organization was affected by COVID. “We would like to improve Garver YMCA – it needs much imp...

  • NBCMS February Students of the Month

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Here are the February Students of the Month for NBC Middle School: Grade 8 – Lilly Johnson, daughter of Ryan and Aleecha Johnson Erik Swanseen, son of David and Emily Swanseen Grade 7 – Lily Miller, daughter of Lucas and Jennie Miller. Jerran Moyer, son of Jerry and Christa Moyer Grade 6 – Leah Steele, daughter of Jonathan and Lucene Steele Ryen Pepple, son of Gabriel and Danelle Pepple...

  • Clover Creek Welcomes First Calves of the Year

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Clover Creek Cheese Cellar welcomed the first two calves of the year on the morning of Friday, March 8, to their 126-acre Ojala Farm in Williamsburg. Cheesemaker Anthony Rice, said their cow Mikaela gave birth to twins, a boy and girl. “The boy is Maldon and the girl is Mezcal,” he said. When naming the calves, they like to have the first letters match the mother’s. Rice said they had a calf guessing contest to see who could predict whether Mikaela would give birth to a boy or girl. “We have twi...

  • A Visit to Laverne's Produce Supply

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Laverne Nolt of Laverne’s Produce Supply said that agriculture is always a challenge and there is never a normal year. “One time a guy asked me what a normal year is and I said I don’t know,” he said. On their farm they grow about 10 acres of watermelon, cantaloupe, and pumpkins, and they have other fields to grow corn and soybeans. With the weather being warmer than usual, Nolt said they might see pests emerge earlier. “Especially with the vegetables, we get pests that come out early,” h...

  • 2024 Spring Home Builder

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Many local companies that specialize in windows, doors and siding, were talking about what was trending lately for homeowners at the Blair Home, Garden and Healthy Living Showcase at the Blair County Convention Center earlier this month. Shawnee Vinyl Shawnee Vinyl owner Jim Barnes said that a lot of people were looking for windows that are easy to clean and energy efficient. He said some other qualities that homeowners look at when buying windows is if the glass is able to reflect UV rays, is...

  • PSU Master Gardeners Educate About Good and Bad Bugs

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Penn State Extension volunteers Joanne Rowland and Jim Dixon from the Master Gardeners of Blair County were at the Blair Home, Garden and Healthy Living Showcase earlier this month. Rowland said the master gardeners are volunteers who support the Extension’s educational programs in consumer horticulture. “Today we are educating people about the different types of bugs both good and bad,” she said. The booth had information about each type of bug and what made them beneficial or invasive. Dixon said Lantern flies will still continue to be a prob...

  • Movie at Mishler to Offer 250 Years of Blair County History

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 14, 2024

    Blair County: A People’s History is set to premier at the Mishler Theatre in Altoona next month, on Thursday, April 18, a film that encapsulates roughly 250 years worth of history from indigenous people up until the present. This film was produced and directed by Mark Frederick, and written by his older brother Jared Frederick. Some of the themes the movie will highlight include the early canal system and other transportation methods, the iron industry, the railroad industry and how it is all in...

  • New BCHS Director Offers History Group a 'Fresh Perspective'

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Mar 14, 2024

    The Blair County Historical Society has welcomed its new executive director to its team. Dustin Smith, an Altoona native, said that he is looking forward to bringing a “fresh perspective” to the organization while putting an emphasis on the community in the county, including the Cove. After he graduated from Bishop Guilfoyle High School, he went on to Penn State Altoona to initially pursue a degree in mechanical engineering, but soon realized it was not for him. Assistant history Professor Jared Frederick talked to him about the history pro...

  • Cove Will See 95 Percent of Eclipse on April 8

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Mar 7, 2024

    Last October, areas of the continental United States were able to experience an annular eclipse, and now the opportunity has arrived again with a full solar eclipse happening on April 8. Fred Marschak, retired Hollidaysburg Planetarium director, volunteer and Martinsburg resident, said he saw his first total solar eclipse with his wife, when they visited China in 2009. “Seeing one in person is like being in the front row for a show,” he said. The cities in the path of the totality which are clo...

  • Claysburg Hall of Fame Induction Set for April 13

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 7, 2024

    Claysburg Area Hall of Fame Committee will be holding its 10th induction ceremony on Saturday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School Auditorium. The public is invited to this no-charge event. No advance tickets are needed. The program will include the presentation of Hall of Fame Members with a reception immediately following with light refreshments. The inductees for the 2024 program are: Bill’s Place - Bill and Suie Burket - Pioneer Award, Dahl Bowser, Lynn and Janice Crist, Brent Miller, Dolan Mosser....

  • N. Bedford 'Corner' Taps 800 Trees for Maple Syrup

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Mar 7, 2024

    Dark Hollow Sugar Camp, a maple syrup business located in Jack’s Corner in Northern Bedford County, has benefited from the colder temperatures in February, which has allowed them to produce more of the sweet substance than in previous years with more mild winters. Owner Tyler Hrivnak, said the sap in the sugar maple trees they use on his property and in the surrounding woods, was running pretty well because of the conditions. He uses the sap that is tapped from about 800 trees. The sap collected...

  • Claysburg Foundation Donates $80,000 for Sensory Room at School

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Mar 7, 2024

    The Claysburg-Kimmel School District was generously awarded an $80,000 grant from the Claysburg Education Foundation to create a sensory room for the Multi-Disabilities Support classroom and the Life Skills Support classroom at Claysburg-Kimmel School District. This donation will provide critical resources to support students with sensory processing needs and enhance their educational experience. Sensory rooms are designed to provide a safe and calming space for students with sensory processing issues, allowing them to regulate their sensory...

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