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  • Gas Prices Slightly Lower this Week in Western PA

    Jan 6, 2022

    Gas prices are a penny lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.522 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.522 Average price during the week of Dec. 27, 2021: $3.530 Average price during the week of Jan. 4, 2021: $2.518 The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $3.538 Altoona $3.550 Beaver $3.579 Bradford $3.570 Brookville $3.438 Butler $3.517 Clarion $3.516 DuBois $3.540 Erie $3.480 Greensburg $3.538 Indiana $3.538 Jeannette $3.506...

  • Building a Budget: Where to Start

    ASHLEY HICKS, AgChoice Loan Officer|Jan 6, 2022

    Budgeting is purposefully reviewing and estimating our costs, income and overall cash operations for your farm or your business. If you're new to budgets, January is a great time to begin the process. We frequently reference a whole or partial budget. A whole budget considers the whole farm including every single income item to every single expense to loan or check that's moving through the business. Conversely, a partial budget examines a specific area instead of the whole operation. As an...

  • Woodbury Borough Swears in New Mayor

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Jan 6, 2022

    Woodbury Borough met for its first session of the year on Jan. 3 at the Woodbury Community Center at 7 p.m. After the salute to the flag Shawn Claycomb, who is now president, initiated the meeting. Expenditures were reviewed as well as state aid expenses. Total expenditures were $5,389. The balance in the general fund including two CD's is $131,723. In old business, Altoona Savings was sent a letter and it was received on Dec. 22. The bank has thirty days to respond. This letter is concerning...

  • State Police Announces Christmas, New Year's Holiday Crashes and Enforcement Results

    Jan 6, 2022

    Christmas The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 488 motor vehicle crashes, which killed six people and injured 90 others, during the Christmas holiday weekend from Dec. 24-26, 2021. Alcohol was a factor in 8 percent of the crashes, including one fatal crash, and resulted in 181 DUI arrests. State Troopers also arrested 158 individuals on criminal charges and issued 4,007 traffic citations. More information on 2021 Christmas holiday enforcement, broken down by troop, is available at...

  • Water Assistance Program, Necessary Documentation to Apply

    Jan 6, 2022

    The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) highlighted the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), an upcoming program to help Pennsylvanians maintain access to drinking and wastewater service. Applications for LIHWAP open Jan. 4, 2022. "Access to clean drinking water and wastewater services that keep our homes safe are foundational to daily wellbeing," said DHS Acting Secretary Meg Snead. "I encourage all Pennsylvanians who are at risk of losing this essential service t...

  • Research Provides Insights on Recruitment, Retention Of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Counselors

    Jan 6, 2022

    Pennsylvania had the fifth-highest death rate from drug overdoses in the country in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While overdose death rates declined in Pennsylvania from 2017 to 2019, preliminary data for 2020 showed an increase. Jobs for substance use disorder, behavioral health, and mental health counselors are likely to increase 23 percent by 2026 across the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the opioid crisis continues to impact communities, there may be an even higher...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 6, 2022

    I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg: What is your goal for 2022? Todd Norris: Find a new bank James Flaig: Retirement Wendy Martin: Schedule myself some time off! Ron Snare: Stay close with family in an unpredictable world! Larry Rice: To still be here for New Year’s 2023! Rick Kauffman: Live for Jesus! Paula Hamilton: Be a better person to everyone. Holly Hamilton: Become a successful coloring book artist....

  • Williamsburg Basketball Action

    Jan 6, 2022

    Williamsburg Lady Pirates fell to Northern Bedford's Lady Panthers 49-45....

  • Woodbury Twp. (Blair) Increases Wages for Workers by 50 Cents Per Hour

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 6, 2022

    During its reorganizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 3, the Woodbury Township supervisors voted to increase the wages of workers by 50 cents an hour. Supervisor Ed Clark made the motion with Supervisor Craig Hamilton seconding, and the motion passed. Joe Lansberry was voted chairman, Clark was voted vice chairman, and Hamilton was voted as supervisor. Kelsie Lego was named as the township secretary/treasurer. Road workers reappointed included Ronald Williams, Keith Carper and Dave Clapper. Hamilton was reappointed as roadmaster. Aimee Willett wa...

  • From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 6, 2022

    For many, a New Year resolution is healthy eating. I admit, I am not the healthiest eater. But I always try in January to eat a little better and to try to cook healthier, too. Chunky Banana Cream Freeze Ingredients: 5 medium bananas, peeled and frozen 1/3 cup almond milk 2 Tbsp. coconut 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 3 Tbsp. raisins Directions: Place the bananas, milk, coconut, peanut butter and vanilla in a food processor, cover and process until blended. Transfer to a freezer container; stir in walnuts an...

  • Catharine Township Votes to Use Federal Rescue Plan Funds for Employees

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 6, 2022

    Last year, all U.S. counties received a grant from the federal government – American Rescue Plan funds – to help with pandemic-related expenses. During the Jan. 3 re-organization meeting, the Catharine Township supervisors voted to use some of the money to help township employees. The supervisors agreed to give the five employees a $600 bonus each in lieu of a pay raise to reward them for working during the pandemic. This is what the ARP manual deemed "premium pay." Supervisor Ken Brenneman mad...

  • Nason Welcomes First Baby of 2022

    Jan 6, 2022

    Conemaugh Nason Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2022 on Monday, Jan. 3, at 11:45 a.m. Cayde Christian Collazo was born to Rebecca Shoup and Christopher Collazo of Claysburg. Cayde weighs 7 pounds and 6.8 ounces and measures 19.25 inches long. Judy Reffner (right) from the Nason Hospital Auxiliary presented the family with a diaper bag filled with items for Cayde and a purse filled with items to pamper Cayde's mother. The family received blankets, diapers, wipes, hats, socks, stuffed...

  • Frosty The Giant

    Jan 6, 2022

    Terry Raible of 4008 Cove Mountain Road erected this 18-foot snowman on his front lawn. Raible said he purchased the blow-up Frosty on QVC....

  • Martinsburg Reminds Residents of Recycling, Composting Rules, Fees

    Jan 6, 2022

    Martinsburg Borough is reminding residents of the regulations at the composting center and the upcoming composting and recycling fee. In a letter to composting members, Borough Manager Richard Brantner Jr. asked residents to only throw away biodegradable items in the composting facility. “For about a year now, we have video cameras placed at the Composting and Recycling Centers for your safety and protection,” Brantner said in the letter. “Over this past year, we have had numerous residents discarding non-biodegradable material in the Compo...

  • 'Jim' Lyons of Potter Creek: Part 1

    DORIS DIBERT, For the Herald|Jan 6, 2022

    In addition to James H. Lyons, son of Benjamin, there were two other James Lyons who lived in the New Enterprise area. James M. and Stacia Lyons of Bloomfield Township were the parents of Anna (the wife of Robert Love), and their two sons: John and David. Listed in the 1880 census in this household was another James, age ten, listed as a grandson. How he was connected to the Lyons or Love family is unsure, for an article states that Robert was his uncle – unless it was through one of his wife A...

  • Norma Jean "Jeanie" Cessna

    Jan 6, 2022

    Norma Jean "Jeanie" Cessna, 82, went to her heavenly home Dec. 22, 2021. Jeanie was born to the late James Arthur and Elsie Marie Little in Waterside, July 25, 1939. She is survived by her daughters: Radawn Elmore (Tim), Sheila Crawford (Jimmy), and Jodi Gaestel (Bill); eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and her brother Gaylord W. Little (Tonia). Jeanie is preceded in death by her husband, Gary and her sister, Gloria Ann North. Her parents exemplified Christ, so Jeanie became a...

  • Lisa Rosemary England

    Jan 6, 2022

    Lisa Rosemary England, 56, of Lower Snake Spring Road, Everett, went to her eternal home with Jesus Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at UPMC West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg, PA. Ms. England was born Jan. 29, 1965, in Snake Spring Twp., daughter of the late Samuel B. and Sara (Hershberger) England. Rosemary was formerly married to James Clapper. She is survived by her son, Greg S. Clapper, Snake Spring Twp.; brother, Bernie England, her dogs: Jasper and Baby Boy and her guinea fowl, Buddy Boy. Ms....

  • Edythe Marie Myers

    Jan 6, 2022

    Edythe Marie Myers, 87, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg formerly of rural Roaring Spring, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 27, 2021, at the home. She was born April 22, 1934, in Ore Hill, daughter of the late Emma C. (Malone) Walter. On March 17, 1990, she married Harry Elmer “Deets” Myers Jr. at Diehl’s Crossroads Church, and he preceded her in death July 3, 2002. She is survived by two daughters: Colleen A. Marsella (Justin) of Pleasantville and Cheryl E. Weir of Altoona; six grandchildr...

  • Theresa "Terry" M. Detwiler

    Jan 6, 2022

    Theresa “Terry” M. Detwiler, 71, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 30, 2021, at her home. She was born Nov. 19, 1950, in Ganister, rural Williamsburg, daughter of the late Joseph and Eva Darlene (Lee) Verbonitz. She is survived by her longtime companion of 37 years, Lawrence E. Risbon; two daughters: Janine M. Heard (Allen) of Billerica, MA and Melanie R. Hughes (Matthew) of Williamsburg; a son, Richard Brian Detwiler in Maine; three granddaughters: Jordan Harnish (Jacob Hou...

  • Lacey N. (Rhodes) Wiest

    Jan 6, 2022

    Lacey N. Wiest, 41, of Henrietta Mountain Road, Martinsburg, passed away Jan. 2, 2022, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. She was born May 31, 1980, in Roaring Spring; daughter of Charles and Susan (Fisher) Rhodes. On July 2, 1999, in Winchester, VA; she was united in marriage to Brian Wiest, who survives. She is survived by her husband, Brian; son, Austin Brightbill (Erica) of Roaring Spring; son, Daniel at home; daughter, Brianna Wiest (Westley) of Woodbury; daughters, Carrie, Rachel, Rebekah, and...

  • Pamela Marie Wagner

    Jan 6, 2022

    Pamela Marie Wagner, 63, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 29, 2021, in Altoona. She was born Dec. 29, 1958, in Johnstown, daughter of the late William and Waive Marie (Lindsey) Stegeman. A private memorial service will be held at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc. Martinsburg, (www.bolgerfuneralhome.com)....

  • Police Search for Reckless Endangerment Suspect

    Jan 6, 2022

    State Police in Bedford are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who they say threw full cans of soda at a Martinsburg man while he was operating a horse and buggy. According to police, the victim was traveling on Ridge Road in South Woodbury Township, at approximately 9 p.m. on Dec. 27, when someone operating a dark colored full sized pickup truck, threw the cans of soda at him. Police are asking anyone who may have information or want to report possible leads to contact the Bedford station....

  • Blair County Genealogical Society Meeting Jan. 20

    Jan 6, 2022

    The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Rd. Bob Dollar, current President of the Tyrone Area Historical Society, will present the “Remember a Vet” program and the “Long Journey Home” about WW2 Flyers, one being from Tyrone. Bob is 21.5 year Air Force Veteran who rose to the rank of Captain after being commissioned. He has written many articles for the Historical Society on Tyrone’s involvement in WW2 and military in general. He has also authored...

  • FEMA: Few Days Left to Apply for Ida Disaster Assistance

    Jan 6, 2022

    Just a reminder that there are only a few days left for homeowners and renters to apply for disaster assistance. Those who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage to their property from the Remnants of Hurricane Ida living in Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York counties are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is Jan. 10. There are several ways to register: • Call the FEMA Helpline at (800) 621-3362. Help is ava...

  • Martinsburg Community Funds Finishes 2021 $2,000 Over Goal

    Jan 6, 2022

    As of Dec. 31, 2021, Martinsburg Community Fund raised $4,5217.29. The 2021 fund drive will support 16 charitable agencies that do work in the Martinsburg area. The 16 agencies are Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg Supervised Recreation, Martinsburg Community Library, Spring Cove Youth Baseball League, Southern Alleghenies American Red Cross, Girl Scouts of Western Pa., Laurel Highlands Boy Scout Troop 358, Martinsburg Salvation Army, Home Nursing Agency (Healing Patch), Family Services Inc., Hershberger Memorial Pool Learn to Swim,...

  • Curryville Cold

    Grace Hamilton|Jan 6, 2022

    Winter in Curryville gave us all the excitement we could handle. Sledding was a serious sport. If our sleds were in good condition and the snow was packed just right, we could make it from the top of the hill the whole way down to our house. It was quite the hill to us then. However, seeing it now, it is just a slight grade, not really a hill at all. Amazing how monstrous things are when one is small. Curryville was just right for us. It was all we needed. Sometimes the snow drifts were so big...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    JENNIFER R. HOFFMAN|Jan 6, 2022

    Storyteller, Edward Carey reimagines the classic fairytale, Pinocchio, in this narrative about a carpenter who one day realized he didn’t want to be alone. In “The Swallowed Man,” we meet Joseph Lorenzini. We follow the story through Giuseppe’s eyes, after he’s been swallowed by a monstrous fish. Readers may remember him as Geppetto, from the original novel or Disney film. He longed for a son, and in a frenzy of workmanship, he created one. Out of wood. The book reads as a diary. Joseph fo...

  • Survival of the American Newspaper Critical to Democracy

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 6, 2022

    “Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.”—Thomas Jefferson. For more than 300 years, countless words have been printed and delivered to communities across North America. Whether daily or weekly, the American newspaper not only keeps people informed about of their community and country, but also serves as a community watchdog of local and national governments. If not for a free press, governments at all levels could operate with no accountability to the public. Fortunately, the founding fathers recognized that for a dem...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Jan 6, 2022

    Herald of Jan. 7, 1897 Calvin Ebersole of Curryville and Nannie Miller of Woodbury were united in marriage at the home of the bride. Fifty people attended. The board of directors of the poor organized for 1897 at the county home. J.F. Wilson of Tyrone was elected president of the board. Woodbury will ask the Bedford county court in February for the privilege to sell whiskey and all manner of strong drinks. A notice was posted at the Upper Altoona railroad shops Tuesday morning that the shops would operate nine hours a day, with Saturday...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Jan 6, 2022

    Herald of Jan. 5, 1972 Two suspects in the murder of State Police Corporal John S. Valent were captured in Florida. Charles Howard Knisely, 20, and Mark Ray Geddes, 22, were returned to Pennsylvania on a chartered flight that landed at the Blair County Airport. Knisely was a graduate of Central High School and police conducted a manhunt for him in Martinsburg after the trooper’s death in December. Three CHS graduates stationed in Viet Nam were reunited at a Bob Hope Show in Long Binh on Christmas Day. Spec. 4 H. Lynn Blattenberger of M...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Jan 6, 2022

    Herald of Jan. 6, 1922 Contractor David Sohn and his force of men are making rapid progress erecting the framework of DeFord’s theater on North Market St. in Martinsburg. The stork made a trip to North Martinsburg, leaving a little daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mentzer. The members of the Mt. Pleasant congregation very kindly remembered their pastor, Rev. J. W. Albertson, and family with a liberal donation. The larder was replenished and a cash donation added. Take notice–the parties that have been providing hard cider or any...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Jan 6, 2022

    Herald of Jan. 9, 1997 Blair County’s 911 emergency call system was scheduled to go online on Jan. 14. There were six emergency lines, and residents were urged to use the lines for emergency calls only. Residents were asked to make sure their address was clearly marked on homes and mailboxes so emergency responders could easily find their destinations. George Acker of Clover Creek was not pleased with the accuracy of his 1996 forecast. A Herald reader tracked his forecasts against actual conditions and gave him a score of 77%. He predicted 1...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Jan 6, 2022

    Herald of Jan. 2, 1947 Diehl’s Crossroads Church of the Brethren near Curryville was vandalized when 30 to 35 gun shots were fired inside the building. Damage was estimated at $500. All but two windows were shot out, five of six light shades were shattered, hands were shot off the clock, and the piano was shot. Police believed the suspects to be excellent marksmen. The father-in-law of Thelma Rhodes, who was killed a few weeks earlier by her husband, believed that the shooting was accidental, even though the coroner ruled it murder. Sanford R...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Jan 6, 2022

    Herald of Jan. 5, 2012 The Morrisons Cove Republican Club installed officers at its Christmas party in December. Christi Waltz was president, Jim Porreca first vice president, Dewayne Newman second vice president, Mary Ann Bennis third vice president, Fred Fareman treasurer, Jeanne Bolger secretary, and Joy Fareman assistant secretary. The Northern Bedford girls’ basketball team won the Sheetz Holiday Classic tournament held at Everett High School. They defeated a team from Boonsboro, Md. for the title. Father and son Bobby McCall and Mike M...

  • New Year Resolutions

    LINDA WEKO, For the Herald|Jan 6, 2022

    Are you ready to embrace this new year? Admittedly, these past two years have not given us much to cheer about, but there is something about hanging a new calendar on the wall and seeing those squares ready to be filled with activities and events that give us hope of something better to come. One of my favorite things to do is to walk along a beach after a wave has washed away all the imperfections in the sand. That is how the beginning of a new year seems to me. Now, about those resolutions: Are you like the fellow whose annual list of resolut...

  • RS Native to Speak at Wild Game Meal

    Jan 6, 2022

    A wild game meal will take place Saturday, Jan. 22, at Crossview Missional Church in Cassville. Doors will open at 4 p.m. with a covered dish meal at 5 p.m. The guest speaker will be Brandon Baker, a Roaring Spring native who is a competitive archery shooter and founded Take A Stand Outdoors. The event is free to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite wild game covered dish to share. The church is located at 18546 Cooks Road in Cassville, Huntingdon County. For more information, call Freddie McKnight at (814)...

  • Manna on Main Street Back Saturday

    Jan 6, 2022

    Trinity United Methodist Church invites you to come out and enjoy a delicious meal: ham balls, buttered noodles, a vegetable and dessert. Our meals will continue as a drive through. This outreach is free to the community and everyone is invited....

  • Central Pa. World Hunger Association Canning Project Coming Next Month

    Jan 6, 2022

    The Central Pennsylvania World Hunger Association will be having its 48th Annual Meating Canning Project at the Chief Logan Fire Company in Lewistown, Pa. (formally East Derry Fire Company) on Feb. 7-10, 2022. This year the group will go over 3/4 of a million cans of meat produced by this canning site. They have canned at four different locations: Barrville, Milroy, Belleville, and at present Lewistown. It will not be known until the January meeting if there will be grinding or cutting the meat being canned this year or if masks or face...

  • Labor & Industry Helps Return $3.5 million to Workers Wronged by Employers in 2021

    Jan 6, 2022

    In 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) investigated more than 4,000 complaints of alleged labor law violations and returned more than $3.5 million in earned wages to Pennsylvania workers whose employers violated a labor law, according to data released today by L&I Secretary Jennifer Berrier. “Pennsylvania workers are entitled to every dollar they earn, and that’s why the department’s Bureau of Labor Law Compliance works so hard to hold employers accountable when they wrongfully withhold wages or violate any of Penns...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr|Jan 6, 2022

    There is a section of Scripture in the beginning of the Book of Ezra that I would like to look at with you. This will not be an expository ‘Thought” just some comments on what Israel went through and perhaps what we’re going through as well. A new king had come to the Persian throne. It seems God moved mightily upon him. One of his first acts in office was to decree Israel should be allowed to send back some of its people and to rebuild. He was very generous. He supplied financial support. He re...

  • Public Notice

    Jan 6, 2022

    Meetings for the Local Emergency Planning Committee of Blair County are held bi-monthly, the first Thursday of every even month, at the Amtran Trolley Works Conference Room, 3301 5th Avenue, Altoona, PA at 8:00 AM. The Meeting Schedule for 2022, February 3, April 7, June 2, August 4, October 6, , December 1 Storage Sale Due to nonpayment of storage rent and fees, all property of Isaac Detwiler, 500 Park Avenue, Roaring Spring PA, stored at Pine Heights Storage, Roaring Spring PA, will be sold on January 28, 2022 at 9 a.m., at Pine Heights Stora... Full story

  • Central Names Rotary Student of the Month

    Jan 6, 2022

    JANUARY Olesya Lebedeva • Parents: Nadezada Detwiler • Williamsburg • School Activities: Student Council, Class Secretary, Art Club • Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with friends and family • Honors/Awards Received: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Student of the Month • Favorite Quote: "God is within her, she will not fall." – Psalm 46:5 • Future Plans: Go to college to study marketin...

  • Claysburg Man Facing Burglary Charges

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 6, 2022

    A Claysburg man is facing felony burglary charges after police said he entered an apartment without permission and damaged several walls. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, on Dec. 19, the resident of the apartment reported that Warren C. Dutil, 29, entered her apartment at around 3 a.m. while she was at work and put several holes in the walls throughout the apartment. The victim told police that she and Dutil had an argument the previous day while she was at work and that he appeared intoxicated while at a bar earlier...

  • Homewood Independent Living Brings In the New Year Hawaii-Style

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Jan 6, 2022

    Homewood located on Givler Drive, Martinsburg, had a New Year's Eve Celebration in the Social Hall. The celebration took place from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Those in independent living attended. Seventy-nine planned to attend. A committee headed by Ben and Jean Kensinger planned this event. New Year's Eve celebration has been taking place for over 11 years now. Kensinger stated they had not been told they could proceed with the event until one week prior when the state gave its approval. The...

  • Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Hosts New Year's Eve Festivities

    Jan 6, 2022

    On New Year's Eve, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park had discounted skating and bowling throughout the day....

  • Pennsylvania Turnpike Increases Tolls 5 Percent

    VICTOR SKINNER, The Center Square|Jan 6, 2022

    Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike increased over the weekend, widening the turnpike’s gap as the most expensive tollway system in the world. A 5-percent toll increase approved by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) this summer took effect just after midnight on Sunday for all E-ZPass and Toll By Plate customers. The increase applies to the entire turnpike system, with the exception of the Southern Beltway west of Pittsburgh. The increase, the lowest annual hike in six years, goes toward the turnpike’s required payments to the state to...

  • $70 Million Investment Will Improve Recreation, Community Revitalization

    Jan 6, 2022

    Governor Tom Wolf announced an investment of $70 million for 317 projects across Pennsylvania that will revitalize communities, create new recreational opportunities, and conserve natural spaces. One project will affect Blair and Bedford counties: • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, $37,000, Prepare an update to the 2000 River Conservation Plan for the Juniata River Watershed in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder and Somerset counties. “Our outdoor places are among the things that...

  • C-K Student on 'Rookie of the Year' Team For National Engineers Contest

    Jan 6, 2022

    Secondary students at the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (GACTC) recently placed in the top eight teams at the National Engineers Week Chain Reaction Contraption Contest at the Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh. The annual contest is designed to foster an interest in engineering by challenging students to create a machine that will accomplish a specific task in at least 20 steps. In 2021, the task was “turn the page.” Each team submits preliminary design drawings for their contraption (which can be no larger than 2 feet by 3 f...

  • Annual Report For 2021

    Jan 6, 2022

    I guess I slowed down more in 2021 than I had during any other year. Assorted aches and pains have made fishing and hunting much more difficult than they were just a couple years ago. Hunting: Reality has struck. I would not have tagged either a turkey or a buck if it hadn't been for my son, Bob. We got to hunt together late on the Friday at the end of the only week of fall turkey season. We hadn't hunted together until that day. I vacillated about going out on the opening Saturday because it...

  • NB Girls Come Out on Top

    Jan 6, 2022

    Northern Bedford just beat Williamsburg 49-45....

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