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  • Battle of Midway

    Dave Scott Jr.|Jan 3, 2019

    Anyone even remotely interested in 20th Century military history is at least somewhat familiar with the major battles of World War Two. Pearl Harbor, D-Day, and Iwo Jima come to mind. So does the Battle of Midway, a victory for the U.S. Navy that effectively ended Japan’s hopes of Pacific domination. Much as that famed naval assault was a turning point in the Pacific War, 2019’s version could result in a swift end of the Trump era. This could get ugly in a hurry This month brings a key milestone, the midway point of the Trump presidency. And...

  • The Political Landscape Ahead

    Lee H. Hamilton|Jan 3, 2019

    By LEE H. HAMILTON In the days following George H. W. Bush’s death, it was impossible to ignore the yearning for the civility, dignity and inclusiveness that the former president represented. It was a form of bipartisan nostalgia for a time when the nation seemed to work. As we head toward 2019, it’s equally hard to ignore the ground this yearning sprang from: a deep-seated doubt that the system can work, and great worry that our democratic institutions are failing. A lot of trends feed this. There’s the intensifying partisan divide, which...

  • What Happened to the 'M' in STEM?

    LOIS KANESHIKI|Jan 3, 2019

    At the December meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area School Board, on which I serve, I voted against a proposal for eight new high school-level science and technology elective course offerings in our district. Why would I do that? After all, we live in the new “STEM” world where encouraging our kids to enter these important fields in science, technology, engineering and math, is a high educational and societal priority, right? Allow me to explain. Common Core standards have been the bane of parents’ and students’ existence for the past several...

  • America Has Waited Too Long For Farm Bill

    ANNA JOHNSON, Center for Rural Affairs|Jan 3, 2019

    The compromise farm bill secures several victories for conservation, beginning farmers, and rural communities, while failing to cap payments to the largest farms or secure stable long-term funding for working lands conservation. We are pleased that Congress maintained the Conservation Stewardship Program in the final bill, and included policy changes to strengthen the program. Changes include increased support for cover crops, resource-conserving crop rotations, and advanced grazing management. We are disappointed that Congress did not fix...

  • Force a Change in Pa. Legislature Rules

    Jan 3, 2019

    To the Editor: Procedural rules in our Pennsylvania Legislature matter. The first vote of the new session puts rules in place for the next two years. In many states, automatic calendar rules ensure bills are given a hearing and brought to a vote. But not in Pennsylvania. Here, just one leader can shut down a vote on a popular bill that has strong bipartisan support. One unfortunate result of this is that a full-time legislature (funded by us taxpayers) is less productive. They end up enacting far fewer bills and getting less accomplished than...

  • What Made Herald Headlines in 2018?

    Jan 3, 2019

    Editor’s Note This feature is a continuation of the Herald’s review of news and community events during 2018. This story covers July through December 2018. A review of the events of January through June was published in the Dec. 27, 2018, edition of the Herald. The Herald owners and staff wish all subscribers, readers and advertisers a happy and prosperous new year. July 2018 Two eighth grade students at Spring Cove Middle School, Cayden Wright and Parker Gregg, took first place honors in the Inventions and Innovations category at the Tec...

  • R.S. Council Passes Fireworks Ordinance

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 3, 2019

    The Roaring Spring Borough Council, at its last meeting of the year on Dec. 10, wrapped up the year by adopting some ordinances and approving department budgets. Ordinance 2018-7, the Fireworks Ordinance, regulates the discharge of consumer fireworks within the borough. The ordinance permits the discharge of fireworks within a 24-hour period prior to, and immediately after certain holidays. Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day are the listed holidays. The ordinance states that consumer fireworks in the borough may only be...

  • Nason's First Baby of 2019

    Jan 3, 2019

    Baby Ryker Alan Stolz was born at 12:04 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He is the son of Branndon and Amanda Stolz of Altoona. Ryker weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth. Ryker's due date was January 2, 2019. Ryker was delivered by Dr. John Littlejohn of Nason OB-GYN. Ryker has a big brother, Braydon Scott, who turned 6 years old in December. Braydon was also delivered at Conemaugh Nason. The family will receive a bag...

  • FRANK REED BERKHIMER

    Jan 3, 2019

    Capt. Frank Reed Berkhimer, United States Navy (Ret.), of Virginia Beach, Virginia, died peacefully at home on Thursday, Dec. 27. He was 87 years old. Capt. Berkhimer is survived by his wife of 64 years, "Marty" (the former Martha Lee Eigenbrode of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania). He is also survived by four children: a daughter, Lee Hunter (Richard) of Arlington, Virginia; and three sons: Tim of Virginia Beach; Kirk (Lynn) of Moyock, North Carolina; and Kelly (Catherine) of Chesapeake, Virginia. He...

  • DIANE QUERRY MANSFIELD

    Jan 3, 2019

    Diane Querry Mansfield, 63, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born to David and Audrey Querry on Jan. 21, 1955, in Martinsburg. Her parents gave Diane and her brother Brian a family life of fun, adventure and love. She grew up in the lovely Pennsylvania countryside, riding horses, playing in the woods, sledding, fishing, and hiking. Sundays were filled with church and afternoon drives with ice cream. Diane graduated from...

  • JUNE MARJORIE SHOPE-WHETSTONE

    Jan 3, 2019

    June Marjorie Shope-Whetstone, 93, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away on Sunday morning, Dec. 30, 2018, at the home. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral today, Thursday, Jan. 3, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., www.bolgerfuneralhome.com, Martinsburg. Pastor Grace Marie Ransom will officiate. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. Marjorie was born on June 12, 1925, in Martinsburg, daughter...

  • ROBERT K. SELL

    Jan 3, 2019

    Robert K. Sell, 77, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at his home. A funeral was held on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Woodbury Church of the Brethren. Pastors David Ulm, Larry Graybill and Allen Baker officiated. Interment was at Replogle Cemetery, Woodbury. Robert was born on Aug. 21, 1941, in Woodbury, son of the late Lester and Sara (Pepple) Sell. He was united in marriage with Janet E. Over on Dec. 26, 1964, at the Woodbury Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his wife, Janet E.; son Allen M. Sell...

  • RONALD W. 'BOONE' WHITE SR.

    Jan 3, 2019

    Ronald W. “Boone” White Sr., 77, of Ore Hill, formerly of Hollidaysburg, died on Monday morning, Dec. 24, 2018, at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Ronald was born on Dec. 31, 1940, in Hollidaysburg, the son of the late Walter White Jr. and Pauline (Henry) White. He married Cookie Bishop on Jan. 13, 1962. Ronald is survived by his wife; two children: Ronald W. White Jr. and wife Sarah of Hollidaysburg and Patty A. Ray and husband Brian of Williamsburg; seven gra...

  • KRENT DAVID THOMPSON

    Jan 3, 2019

    Krent David Thompson, 54, of Buffalo, Wyoming, formerly of Martinsburg, died unexpectedly in Buffalo on Christmas day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, following complications of the flu. He was born on Sept. 21, 1964, in Roaring Spring, son of Raymond Thompson and Deanna M. Cree. Surviving are his parents; his wife, Tina Thompson; three children; three grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Neal Phillips; and a sister, Heaven Phillips. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin and Kathleen Cree and John and Freda Thompson. He attended Altoona Area...

  • SCEA UPDATE: Loco Brings STEM To Elementary School

    Jan 3, 2019

    On Nov. 9, the Altoona Curve brought STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to the Martinsburg Elementary School (MES). The assembly, made possible through the Altoona Curve, was initiated at MES by teacher Mrs. Susan Claar. Mrs. Claar received a flyer in the mail at the beginning of the year about this 30-minute, free program for elementary grades and decided to bring this educational opportunity to MES. Called Loco’s STEM Challenge, Loco (the Altoona Curve’s baseball mascot) and another Curve representative worked through the Eng...

  • US Fly-Fishing Team Member

    Jan 3, 2019

    Chase Kreider, a junior at Central High School, has been named to the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team Inc., State College. The mission of the United States Youth Fly Fishing Team is to develop the highest quality competitive fly-fishing team to represent the United States in the FIPS-Mouche worldwide competition each year. The team is dedicated to excellence in the education of the sport of competitive fly fishing, stream conservation, the value of our waterways, the etiquette of sportsmanship and...

  • Annual Report for 2018

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|Jan 3, 2019

    More than 70 inches of rain – officially. For months, it seemed as though we could not get more than two or three consecutive days of sunshine before things clouded up and the heavens let loose with heavy rains. At times, I actually thought Noah might come floating by in his ark. The bad weather began early and continued for the entire year. It negatively affected every outdoor activity I enjoy. Fly-fishing for trout is my favorite outdoor pastime. However, with all the rain we endured from t...

  • C-K Girls Win Own Tournament

    Jan 3, 2019

    The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team captured the championship of the C&S Family Markets Holiday Hoops Tournament held Dec. 28-29 at C-K High School. The Lady Bulldogs defeated Chestnut Ridge 29 in the opening round on Dec. 28 and Bedford 58-46 in the Dec. 29 title game to improve to 5-1 on the season. Bedford defeated McConnellsburg 49-23 in the first round. McConnellsburg won the consolation game over Chestnut Ridge 40-35. C-K 69, Ridge 29 The Lady Bulldogs stormed out to a 31-9 halftime lead against Chestnut Ridge. The L...

  • CHS Wins WHS Tourney, Again

    Jan 3, 2019

    The Central Dragon basketball team continued its inspired play with the championship at the Williamsburg Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28-29. The Dragons defeated the host Blue Pirates in the opening round before outlasting Philipsburg-Osceola in the finals. CHS has won the holiday tournament eight consecutive years. Central’s record improved to 7-1 on the season. Northern Bedford fell to 0-7 on the year with losses to Philipsburg-Osceola (77-30) and Williamsburg (74-65). The Blue Pirates’ victory over NBC was their first in six games this sea...

  • Bulldogs Take 3rd at C&S Tourn.

    Jan 3, 2019

    The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team placed third at C&S Family Markets Holiday Hoops Tournament held Dec. 28-29 at C-K High School. The Bulldogs improved to 5-3 on the season. Ridge 63, C-K 55 The second quarter spelled trouble for the C-K boys in the opener against Chestnut Ridge. The Bulldogs led 17-11 after one quarter but fell behind 25-19 at halftime. Ridge won the second-half scoring 38-36. Alex Kulick led the Bulldogs with a game-high 20 points. Brandan Bauman added 13 points. Bedford defeated Forbes Road 62-29 in t...

  • Lady Pirates 2nd, NBC 4th At Williamsburg Tourney

    Jan 3, 2019

    The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team finished second at the 2018 Lady Pirates Holiday Tournament held Dec. 26-27. The Lady Pirates improved their overall record to 3-4 following a victory over Northern Bedford in the first round on Dec. 26 and a loss to Moshannon Valley in the championship game on Dec. 27. Northern Bedford slipped to 1-6 with losses to Williamsburg and Glendale. WHS 47, NBC 25 The Lady Pirate defense held Northern Bedford to single-digit scoring in each quarter en route to a 47-25 victory. WHS led 11-3 after one...

  • Dragons Wrestle Past C-K

    Jan 3, 2019

    The Central Dragon wrestlers recorded their first win of the season on Dec. 27, defeating Claysburg 45-27. Central took advantage of six forfeits, as well as a decision and a fall. After forfeit victories by Ben and Jacob Detwiler, Michael Fowkes (220) had a fall in just 37 seconds. Jaxon Matthews, Alex Bowman and Ian Couch then received forfeit wins before Brandon Holsinger (138) won a 13-9 decision. Logan Marko later received the final forfeit of the night. Cooper Lingenfelter, Cade Keithley, Levi Brown and Kobe Harr earned falls for C-K....

  • Forfeits Hurt C-K Wrestlers

    Jan 3, 2019

    Mount Union earned a 42-34 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel in high school wrestling action on Dec. 27. Cooper Lingenfelter (220), Hunter Dively (126), Cade Keithley (145) and Levi Brown (152) earned falls for the Bulldogs. Kobe Harr won by major decision at 160, while Zach Claycomb was awarded a victory by forfeit at 132. Mount Union scored all of its points via forfeit. There was a double forfeit at 195....

  • Free-Throw Contest Jan. 12

    Jan 3, 2019

    The Tyrone Elks will hold its 48th annual Hoop Shoot Contest on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Bellwood-Antis Middle School gym. Registration and time to warm up will start at 4 p.m. and the contest will begin at 4:30 p.m. This free-throw competition is open to all area youth between the ages of 8 and 13, as of April 1, 2019. It's free to enter, and trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division. This is the first leg in a national competition that goes through four levels of contests prior to the national finals in Chicago on...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    ROSEANN ZIMMERMAN, Correspondent|Jan 3, 2019

    If we imagine the Old Year as a person, he has only a day, a little bit more, till his life is over. His last breath is imminent, meaning that it is ready to take place, with death hanging threateningly over his head. Then he’ll be gone forever, irretrievable. I imagine him wearing boots, muddy ones, that is. Although he is old and has white hair, his steps are not slower. Sometimes the Old Year is portrayed as stooped and using a cane, but I question that imagination. Like the tick tock of t...

  • Comm. Fund at 91% of Goal

    Jan 3, 2019

    The Martinsburg Area Community Fund has received $39,093 through Dec. 28. The amount received is $3,907 short of the goal of $43,000. Residents and businesses in the Martinsburg area who did not receive letters regarding the fund drive but wish to contribute may send monetary donations to the Martinsburg Area Community Fund, P.O. Box 240, Martinsburg, PA 16662....

  • Lines By Lee: All Year Long

    PASTOR LEE SEESE, Correspondent|Jan 3, 2019

    Since this column is appearing on my birthday, I thought I would share my birthday wish. World peace would be nice, but that’s not looking very promising. A cure for cancer would be great, also. Hopefully we are getting closer to that. The Pirates winning the World Series is one of my wishes, but I have to be realistic. I wish the Christmas spirit could last 12 months. Christians celebrating who Jesus is all year would be amazing. Even those who are apart from the faith seem more cheerful a...

  • Thought for the Week: Day of Atonement

    PASTOR EARL HERR, Correspondent|Jan 3, 2019

    The Day of Atonement is a special holy day. During the 10 days between New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Jews were called to remember the past year: what they had done right and what they had done wrong. They gave thanks for what they had done right and tried to make right what they had done wrong during the year. They no longer offer sacrifices. But originally, there were sacrifices and prayers for forgiveness offered to God. The High Priest was responsible. He...

  • State Attorney General Offers Guidance on Health Insurance

    Jan 3, 2019

    In the wake of the Dec. 14 decision by a federal court judge in Texas on the Affordable Care Act, the Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro is offering guidance on what the ruling holds, what the impact is for Pennsylvanians, and what may happen next in this important case. Q: What did the Court’s ruling say? A: In a case filed by plaintiffs, Texas attorney general and 19 other Republican attorneys general and other officials, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is invalid and should be str...

  • SAMA-Loretto Celebrates Artists with 'Biennial 18'

    Jan 3, 2019

    Every two years, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art celebrates Pennsylvania's artists with its juried invitational exhibition, the Biennial. This fall, SAMA-Loretto continued the tradition with Biennial 2018. Attracting a diverse array of talents, the exhibition features juried work in many media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography and fine crafts. This year's offering highlights some of the finest contemporary artists in Pennsylvania. Out of the 214 works...

  • Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy-RP): Churning Innovation

    ASHLEY HICKS, AgChoice Loan Officer|Jan 3, 2019

    What is all the hype about on Dairy Revenue Protection or Dairy-RP? What does this product offer for protection and how does this program work? Innovation, such as Dairy-RP, is often born through desperate times. Developed by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Dairy-RP product enters the dairy industry at a critical point for producers. As we begin the fourth year of a depressed market, we realize that we need to take action to protect our individual farm gate from the fluctuating prices...

  • PennDOT Offers Kid Work Zone Contest

    Jan 3, 2019

    PennDOT on Dec. 20 announced that the deadline for students to submit ideas for the department’s Innovations Challenge is extended to Jan. 25, 2019. Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to explore innovative technologies and methods – aside from laws and educational campaigns – to get drivers to slow down in work zones. The Innovations Challenge aims to educate students on challenges the department faces and encourage them to consider PennDOT as a future employer. The department will choose regional winners who will then compete in Ha...

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

    Jan 3, 2019

    The Rev. Heather Wurst, of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church on West Second Street, presenting her sermon during the church's Christmas Eve Candlelight Service....

  • Catharine Township Wrestles with Budget Issues for 2019

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 3, 2019

    An $82,000 deficit in the 2019 budget caused concern for supervisors during Catharine Township’s regular meeting on Thursday evening, Dec. 27. An amount classified as “unbudgeted reserve,” caused the supervisors concern in approving the 2019 budget. The $82,000 was the total of the estimated end-of-year balances of township checking and other bank accounts. According to a call placed by Supervisor Heather Flaig to the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS), that money has to be accounted for in the budget. PSATS is a...

  • From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 3, 2019

    One of my new year’s resolutions is to eat better. This holiday season sure did a number to my waist line – but hey, what can I say? My mom and I are pretty good cooks. This week, here are two recipes that are sure to help you if you, like me, are having a new year’s resolution of eating better. Italian Pulled Pork Sandwiches Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. fennel seed 1 Tbsp. steak seasoning 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 boneless pork shoulder roast 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 medium green peppers, sliced 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 1 can undrained diced tomat...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 3, 2019

    The year 2019 is upon us. Can you believe it? I feel like 2018 flew by. With a new year, one must always set a resolution – you may stick to it, you may not. This week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What is your one wish for 2019? Here is what a few had to say: Wendy Martin: To find a cure for cancer. Susanne Deeters: To have all my loved ones well LuAnn Wagner: To find an orange kitten Danessa Pheasant: For people to love one another rather than judging them. More love being shared will make the world a better place. A lit...

  • W. Pa. Gas Fall, Following National Trend

    Jan 3, 2019

    Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania were nearly nine cents cheaper at the end of the year at $2.525 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Statewide, gasoline was about five cents cheaper in Pennsylvania at $2.54. Nonetheless, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region remains one of the most expensive regions in the country this week. This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average – $2.525 Average price during the week of Dec. 17, 2018 – $2.610 Average price during the week of Dec. 26, 2017 – $2.741 The average price...

  • GACTC Dir. Honored with IUP Award

    Jan 3, 2019

    The director of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center has been selected by Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a 2018 Young Alumni Achievement Award. Eric Palmer, a 2006 small business management bachelor's degree graduate and 2007 Master of Business Administration degree graduate, is the recipient of the 2018 award, nominated by the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. He is the former director of the Indiana County Technology Center. Palmer is the son of Diane...

  • SCEA UPDATE: SCSD Teachers Donate to the Community

    Jan 3, 2019

    Each year, the teachers in the Spring Cove School District Education Association and other staff members contribute financially to the community in various ways. Teachers and staff members pay to dress down during certain days of the school year, and the Spring Cove Education Association (SCEA) donates that money to students and community members in need. For instance, each year SCEA offers one or more scholarships for students who are planning to major in education in college. In addition, money is raised for special causes through dressing do...

  • Woodbury Council Swears in New Member

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Jan 3, 2019

    Woodbury Mayor David Chesney swore in Ronald Dibert as a new member of Woodbury Borough Council on Monday, Dec. 3. Dibert was approved as a new councilmember in November. Paperwork has been sent to get approval for welcome signs from PennDOT. These will be placed at the northern and southern end of the borough along State Route 36. Tim Wentz will be added as an additional driver of borough trucks. Southern Woodbury Township had requested $2,790 be given to them for the EMS Lift System. A member of the EMS team has been asked to attend the meeti...

  • Penn St. Extension Offers Candidate Workshop

    Jan 3, 2019

    For all those people who have ever thought about serving on their school board, borough council or township board – here's your chance to learn how to do it. Penn State Extension is offering a workshop called, “Toss Your Hat in the Ring.” The workshop will provide an overview of Pennsylvania local government and explain the responsibilities of a township supervisor, a borough council member and a school director. The workshop will be offered as a web-based seminar on Feb. 12 as well as at various locations throughout the state. All face-...

  • The Herald in Paris

    Jan 3, 2019

    Jeannie Smith and Gina Corrigan of Martinsburg, along with Nancy Lingenfelter of Roaring Spring, recently traveled to Paris and London. While in Paris, they visited the Eiffel Tower. Jeannie and Gina went to the top of the tower and took a copy of the Dec. 6, 2018, edition of the Herald with them. They got to the top of the Eiffel Tower just as the lights of the city and the tower were coming on. They all agreed it was a beautiful sight to see....

  • Bloody Run Hist. Society To Meet at Everett Library

    Jan 3, 2019

    The Bloody Run Historical will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Everett Free Library. Anyone interested in saving Everett’s history is urged to attend. The library is located on Main Street. Check the internet at www.bloodyrunhistory.org for weather closure. The January historical exhibit at the Everett Free Library is the Juniata Crossings, the area east of Everett where the historic former Juniata Crossings Lodge (now a gift/interior design shop) is located. The display done by group volunteer Barb Sponsler Miller for the Bloody Run H...

  • South Hills Names Area Students to Fall Dean's List

    Jan 3, 2019

    South Hills School of Business & Technology has announced the dean’s list for the Fall 2018 term. To qualify for the dean’s list students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better in any term. The following students qualified for the dean’s list:: Alyssa Bassler of Martinsburg, Business Administration – Accounting Whitley Furry of New Enterprise, Medical Assistant Hannah Hallman of Roaring Spring, Business Administration – Accounting Cassandra Michelone of Williamsburg, Medical Assistant Robyn Pheasant of Williamsburg, Diagnosti...

  • Deadline to Apply for Mock History Award is April 1

    Jan 3, 2019

    The Bedford County Historical Society is reminding county seniors who are graduating in 2019 and are interested in applying for the Mary Alice (Hall) Mock History Award that the deadline to apply is a few months away. All necessary requirements must be completed and submitted to the Bedford County Historical Society by April 1, 2019. Seniors may see their school guidance counselor for details....

  • Trout Unlimited Chapter Monitors Roaring Spring Area

    Don Martin, For the Herald|Jan 3, 2019

    When you hear "Trout Unlimited," what comes to mind? An individual with a fly rod in hand attempting to lure a trout with an artificial fly? Although you are correct, however, the local John Kennedy Trout Unlimited Chapter No. 45 (JKTU) is about more than trout fishing (www.facebook.com/John-Kennedy-Chapter-Trout-Unlimited). Fishing for any species of fish requires clean waters which is a demand for all types of living. Then you hear, "Western Pennsylvania Conservancy." The Western Pennsylvania...

  • Letters Sent For Aging Sewer Bills In SWT

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Jan 3, 2019

    The Board of Supervisors of South Woodbury Township met Tuesday, Dec. 4. A quorum was present with all supervisors in attendance. Collection letters were sent for aging sewer bills. Keller Engineers clarified that it will not be touching the sewer line when the bridge is rebuilt in New Enterprise next year on Replogle School Road. The township’s elected auditors will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. The time will be determined, and the meeting notice will be advertised. Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7....

  • Take Back Our Town Organizers 'Proactive' In Communities Throughout Bedford County

    ERIK WHISKER, For the Herald|Jan 3, 2019

    Take Back Our Town of Bedford County was established in 2015 by several mothers who had been affected by the surge in drug use throughout the region. Take Back Our Town founders – Brandy Claycomb, Tammy Comp, Melanie Dunn and Misti Dull – decided to be proactive in their communities in Bedford County and assert their rights to a drug-free community as well as offer fellowship to other people affected by the opioid epidemic. “This is about taking back our communities from the drugs – although not readily visible we all hear about places that ar...

  • State Finds Small Farms Helping Ches. Bay

    Jan 3, 2019

    In a report released Nov. 29, the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) described the commitment of Pennsylvania’s farmers to reducing pollutants in local streams and rivers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Department inspections resulted in 96 percent of almost 3,000 small farms visited in the watershed meeting state requirements for water quality planning. Pennsylvania has 33,610 farms, spanning three million acres in agricultural land use, in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. “DEP’s expanded inspections program is a winning formu...

  • Herald at Oak Island

    Jan 3, 2019

    Jacob Riley, 10, along with his parents John and Julie Riley of Martinsburg, visited Oak Island, North Carolina, during the week of Christmas. The family was visiting John's sister, Vicki Bayer, who recently moved to Oak Island....

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