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Birds, Bees and Frogs

In the early ’60s, an open dialogue between teenagers and parents was about as common as a chitchat between David Duke and Malcolm X. In our home, this dialogue gap was widened still further. Mom an...

 

NB High School Students Win State STEM Competition

Northern Bedford County High School's Engineering by Design class in December entered into the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. On Thursday, Jan. 3, the class was officially named as state champion...

 

Martinsburg Borough Council Discusses Fireworks Ordinance

The new year has the Martinsburg Borough Council thinking of adopting a fireworks ordinance. Council initially discussed an ordinance regarding fireworks following the Fourth of July holiday last year, when borough residents were setting off...

 

Sixteen Area FFA Students Earn Prestigious State Keystone Degrees

Sixteen students from three area FFA chapters were honored with the prestigious Keystone State Degree during the 2019 Pennsylvania Mid-Winter Convention on Monday, Jan. 7, in the New Holland Arena of the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Northern...

 

PAUL F. 'JUNIOR' BRUMBAUGH

Paul F. "Junior" Brumbaugh, 89, of Williamsburg RR, went home to be with The Lord late Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. A funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 5,...

 

LEROY F. 'RED' DETWILER

Leroy F. "Red" Detwiler, 79, of Williamsburg RR, passed away on Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2019, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care after battling several health issues A memorial service was held...

 

RAMONA G. WHITFIELD

Ramona G. Whitfield, 93 of Roaring Spring, formerly of Saxton, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Friends may call at 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral today, Thursday, Jan. 10, at Akers Funeral Chapel,...

 

JANELL E. CRISWELL

Janell E. Criswell, 89, a resident of The Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away late Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the village. A funeral was held on Monday, Jan. 7, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc.,...

 

JANET LOUISE WYLES

Janet Louise Wyles, 75, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at her home. A funeral was held on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Woodbury Church of the Brethren. Interment was at Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury. Janet was born on Aug. 25,...

 

DEATH NOTICE

Charles J Marvich, 72, of Sandhollow, Idaho, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Funeral Home: Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, Idaho....

 
 By JANE KNISELY    News    January 10, 2019

Claysburg Library to Start New Girls Club

The Claysburg Area Public Library is proud to be starting a Girls Who Code Club. Girls Who Code is a free after-school club which will work with facilitators to learn and/or improve their coding skills. The club will introduce girls in grades 6-12...

 

State's Population Growing, But Slowly

Pennsylvania’s resident population grew to 12,807,060 as of July 1, 2018 according to the latest population estimates from the U.S Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program. This estimate marks a slight growth of just over 100,000 persons...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 10, 2019

R.S. Police Dept. Providing Free Firearm Safety Kits to Residents

According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a child will find a loaded gun in his home today and pick it up. That gun will discharge...

 

Four Generations

The Whiting family recently posed for a four-generations photo. Shown are (front row, from left): Ava Whiting of Phoenix, 4 months; Donna (Snyder) Baker, great-grandmother, of Roaring Spring; (back...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 10, 2019

Duncansville Man Jailed for Indecent Assault of Minor

A Duncansville man faces a list of charges, including felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with minors and corruption of minors,...

 

State Rep. Gregory Ready to Have Voice Heard in Harrisburg

When Jim Gregory was sworn in to the Pennsylvania State Assembly on New Year's Day, the newly elected representative of the 80th District capped off a journey that began a year ago, when he announced...

 

Florida Gov. Appoints Cove Native as Judge

Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointed Attorney Dana Cooper Moss to serve as a Sarasota County Court Judge in Sarasota, Florida, beginning on Thursday, Jan. 3. Judge-elect Moss is a 1989 graduate of...

 

Dunmore on Fall Dean's List At E. Mennonite

James Carolus Dunmore of Queen has been named to Eastern Mennonite University’s (Harrisonburg, Virginia) dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. Students named to Eastern Mennonite University’s dean's list have achieved a semester GPA of at...

 

CHS Celebrates 'Pink Night'

It was a tough week for the Central Lady Dragons as they dropped three non-league games and saw their record fall to 3-6 on the season. Marion Center 45, CHS 41 On Jan. 2, the team traveled to Marion...

 

Tussey Claws Lady Panthers On B-ball Court

Tussey Mountain jumped out to a 17-7 first-quarter lead en route to a 61-30 thrashing of Northern Bedford last Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, in high school girls’ basketball action. The visiting Lady Titans held a 37-19 halftime lead against the Lady...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: Money Needs

For several years now, we have been bombarded with information about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and how it is negatively influencing Pennsylvania's deer. The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has...

 

KEGLER'S KORNER

The Monday Mixed League standings for the week of Dec. 10 are: W L Custom Works 173.5 60.5 James Drug Store 165.5 68.5 Hometown Mar. 141 93 Over's 131 103 Hinish & Assoc. 122 112 Aquaman 120 114...

 

CHS Tops Tussey; Raises Record to 8-1

The Central Dragons improved their record to a stellar 8-1 with a solid non-league win over Tussey Mountain at Penn State Altoona on Jan. 2. The Dragons returned to Mountain League action on Jan. 9 with a trip to Philipsburg-Osceola followed by a...

 

Northern Bedford Boys Falter In Loss at Tussey

Northern Bedford played some of its best basketball of the year but unfortunately it was only for a half last Friday night, Jan. 4, at Tussey Mountain in boys’ action. A big second half elevated Tussey to a 77-48 Inter-County Conference South win....

 

Lady Bulldogs Win Twice; 7-1 on Season

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team is off to a 7-1 start following victories over Mount Union and Marion Center during the past week. C-K 58, Mount Union 34 At Claysburg-Kimmel on Jan. 4, the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a...

 

C-K Tops United on Mat, 42-24

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School wrestling team earned five falls and two victories via forfeit en route to a 42-24 win against visiting United on Jan. 3. Bulldogs who had falls during the victory were Hunter Dively (126), Zach Claycomb (132), Cade...

 

Hornets Sting Blue Pirates

Juniata Valley scored at least 20 points in each of the four quarters during its 91-49 victory at Williamsburg on Jan. 3 in high school boys’ basketball action. The Green Hornets led 21-15 after one quarter and 41-30 at the break. Juniata Valley...

 

Titans Wrestle Past Panthers

The Northern Bedford High School wrestling team dropped a 58-18 decision to visiting Tussey Mountain on Jan. 3. The Titans earned six falls, won three via forfeit and one by major decision. NB’s Austin Mowry (170) and Alex Fouse (195) pinned their...

 

Juniata Valley Tops WHS Girls

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team slipped to 3-5 on the season following an 76-21 setback at Juniata Valley on Jan. 4. Juniata Valley held Williamsburg to single-digit scoring in all four quarters while rolling up 31 points in...

 

Central Wrestlers Win 3 at Everett Duals

After a tough Mountain League loss to visiting Bellefonte on Jan. 3, the Central High grapplers defeated three of their five opponents at the Bloody Run Duals at Everett on Jan. 5. Michael Fowkes, wrestling at 182 pounds, started the Jan. 3 action...

 

PGC: Seedling Sales Underway Online

While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery. The 2019 seedling order form is...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The first drops of rain on Monday forenoon, Dec. 31, splashed into my face when I was biking home with a box full of groceries. I was thankful to be home before the showers poured down but not...

 

M-burg Area Comm. Fund Nears Goal Of $43,000

The Martinsburg Area Community Fund has received a total of $40,263 through Friday, Jan. 4. The amount received is $2,737 short of the goal of $43,000. Residents and businesses in the Martinsburg and surrounding sarea who did not receive letters...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady: Possibilities

Oh the beautiful blank palette of a new year. The possibilities are endless. Will this be the year we get in tip-top shape? Will this be the year I become independently wealthy and finally employ the...

 

Thought for the Week: Day of Atonement

Back on Nov. 29, we suspended our study of the Book of Acts. We saw the Church had consecrated Barnabas and Saul for a new work God had ordained. It was a work to reach out to Gentiles (non-Jews) and...

 

Woodbury Cafe Entertainment

Two music artists played bluegrass, country and rock and roll on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Woodbury Cafe. Glen Roub (left) and Don Claycomb, both from Altoona, entertained the audience for more than two...

 

Chorus Begins Rehearsals for March Concert

Rehearsals for the Cove Community Chorus’ spring concert are underway. The chorus group practices at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the sanctuary of Bare Memorial Church of God, Roaring Spring. The spring concert, entitled “Listen to the Music,” will...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 10, 2019

Musical Entertainment Set at Woodbury Center

Bill Imler of Everett is hoping to keep music alive in the Morrisons Cove area. Imler is managing a new endeavor that will bring music entertainment to the Woodbury Area Community Center. Two musical groups will perform from 6:30 to 10 p.m....

 

Blood Donors Sought During National Blood Donor Month

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month. The critical role of blood and platelet donors has been celebrated each January for...

 

Welfare Council To Meet Jan. 25

The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at The Arc of Blair County. The guest speaker will be Denise Adams from the Family Resource Center. Adams will speak about the center’s program called...

 

Catharine Twp. Names Brenneman as Chair

Heather Flaig made the motion Monday evening, Jan. 7, to nominate Ken Brenneman as chairman of Catharine Township during the supervisors’ reorganizational meeting; Ralph Rispoli seconded the motion. The motion passed. Rispoli then nominated Flaig...

 

A Lot of Highs and Lows In Williamsburg in 2018

In a small town like Williamsburg, people often ask, “what even happens there?” For 2018, we saw a lot of highs and some lows in our little town. Some of the highs include: then-Rep. Judy Ward announcing her candidacy for state senator at the Wil...

 

Williamsburg Farm Show Event

There will be a flea market/yard sale/soup sale on Saturday, Jan. 26. Tables will be available for a fee. The food kitchen will also be open. For more information, contact Judith Schnarrs on Facebook....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Last week, my family lost an integral part of our family – my dear aunt, Annie Bauer. For those who knew her, it was hard not to love her. I was honored to speak at her funeral and I wanted to share my words about her with you, my readers. Aunt...

 

Western Pennsylvania Gas Prices Dip Slightly

Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are almost 2 cents cheaper this week at $2.446 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. On the week, gas prices dropped 3 to 5 cents across all Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states...

 

Dairy of Distinction Applications Due April 15

Pennsylvania dairy producers are invited to apply for the Dairy of Distinction award from the Pennsylvania Dairy of Distinction Program. Applications must be submitted by April 15. The award is based on the concept that attractive farmsteads enhance...

 

Biological Rhythms Govern Milk Production In Dairy Cows

The amount and composition of milk produced by dairy cows appears to be more regulated by internal, annual biological rhythms than by environmental factors such as heat and humidity, according to Penn State researchers who studied more than a decade...

 

Pennsylvania Residents Encouraged to Test Homes for Radon

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages Pennsylvanians to start off the new year by conducting a simple test of their homes for radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Winter...

 

Penn St. Extension to Host FSMA Produce-Safety Grower Trainings

The Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule requires that at least one supervisor or responsible party for a farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curricula...

 

Lost Creek Golf Club, Juniata County, Helps Chesapeake Bay Water

Lost Creek Golf Club in Juniata County is unusual because a high-quality, extremely productive wild-trout stream runs through it, and Penn State turfgrass scientists recently developed a nutrient management plan for the course to protect the creek....

 

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