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Pa. Historical & Museum Commission Accepting Applications for Keystone Historic Preservation

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and local governments for the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program. Grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote...

 

AAA: Gas Prices Rise in PA

Gas prices are three cents higher in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.743 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.743 Average price during the week of Jan. 3,...

 

Gregory Takes Oath of Office for Third Term

Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) took the oath of office Tuesday to begin his third term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. For the 2023-24 Legislative Session, Gregory's priorities include...

 

Dept. of Drug and Alcohol Programs Announces Funding Opportunity for Recovery Hubs Across Pennsylvania

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) announced the availability of more than $4 million in grant funding for the establishment of regional recovery hubs to enhance recovery supports and promote recovery within communities across...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 12, 2023

After Shutting Down for Winter, SCPR Looking Forward to Spring Events

The first meeting of Southern Cove Power Reunion was held on Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. in the club house. The secretary report was given by Melanie Clapper and approved. The treasury report and profit and...

 

Lansberry Again Appointed Chairman at Woodbury

A reorganizational meeting was held on Monday, Jan. 3, for Woodbury Township. Joe Lansberry was once again voted chairman with Ed Clark as vice chairman and Craig Hamilton as supervisor. Kelsie Lego was reappointed as the township’s...

 

Biddle's Brewing Makes Bank

Mike and Britt Biddle (shown) of Biddle's Brewing announced that they bought the old First National Bank building and will turn it into a coffee shop. Construction has already begun on the building...

 

December Student of The Month Named

JADE CARPER Parents: Michelle and Dran Carper School honors/accomplishments: National Honor Society School Activities: Varsity Girls Basketball, Track and Field, Yearbook Club, Fellowship Club...

 

Kendel Norris November Student of the Month

KENDEL NORRIS Parents: Matt and Jill Norris School honors/accomplishments: National Honor Soceity, The Challenge Program, American Legion Award, National Technical Honor Society School Activities:...

 

Borough Retains Most for 2023

During its Jan. 3 meeting the Williamsburg Borough made some administrative reappointments. These included retaining Evey Black Law Offices as the solicitor for the borough, the borough manager/secretary/treasurer, and all current borough employees....

 

Flaig Reappointed Catharine Chairman

Catharine Township Supervisors met last Tuesday evening, Jan. 3, for their annual reorganizational meeting. Ralph Rispoli made the motion to reappoint Chairman Heather Flaig. The vice chairman for the township will be Ralph Rispoli and the supervisor...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 12, 2023

South Woodbury Twp. Makes Changes to Chair, Vice Chair

South Woodbury Township's monthly meeting featured nominations from supervisors and a change in positions. Rick Musselman will move to vice chair and John Hileman will move to chair. Rachael White...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    January 12, 2023

Soon to be Sowing Seeds: Check the Catalog

They usually start arriving just before the new year and are often hidden beneath the end of year bills, credit card offers and unsolicited health care plans. The annual deluge of seed and plant catalogs is in full swing and for the gardening lovers...

 

William R. England

William R. England, 86, of Williamsburg passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at home after an extended illness. He was born April 6, 1936, in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of the late Foster W. and...

 

Donald I. Dennis

Donald I. Dennis, 64, of Roaring Spring, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home after a lengthy battle with MS. He was born January 17, 1958, in Akron, Ohio, the son of Violet “Vi” M. (Custer) Dennis and the late Ke...

 

RS Library's Mending Receives OOT Grant

In recent years, the Roaring Spring Community Library has transitioned from a place to check out books into a community outreach center. While the traditional library service of lending books is still its centerpiece, the library has implemented...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    January 12, 2023

Martinsburg Appoints New Solicitor

Martinsburg Borough Council voted to retain most commissioner, staff and committee appointments during its January meeting. The following were the only changes: • The council appointed Nathan Karn of Evey Black Attorneys, LLC as the solicitor....

 

ACS Preparing For Spring With The Return Of Daffodil Days

The American Cancer Society is once again ready to say goodbye to winter with the return of the annual Daffodil Days. This colorful first flower of spring represents a campaign that brings hope to...

 

Bedford County Native Ashlan Clark Running For DA

Ashlan Clark announced that she will be a candidate for Bedford County District Attorney in this year’s upcoming election. “Serving as District Attorney would be an incredible honor and privilege. I would take great pride in representing this...

 

Joel Seelye Announces Candidacy for Common Pleas Judge

Attorney and longtime resident of Blair County, Joel Seelye today announced his candidacy for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. With nearly two decades of broad-based legal experience that includes substantial trial experience and running a...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

Frank has spent 60 years riding the number 88 bus in London, searching for a woman with whom he had a chance encounter. This brief meeting with her changed his entire life. Though he was supposed to...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 13, 1898 Mrs. Mary Benson, an esteemed old lady, died at her residence, South Market street, on Wednesday evening, aged 72 years. Her death was caused by paralysis. Funeral in the Lutheran church, Saturday at 10 a.m. Services to be...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 18, 1973 Ralph Harstrom, 23, of Beavertown was confronted by three escapees from the Huntingdon state prison who forced him to drive them to Philadelphia. Harstrom told the Herald that the prisoners gave him directions to a street...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 19, 1923 A number of Cove men attended the inauguration of Governor Gifford Pinchot at Harrisburg on Tuesday, January 16. In his inaugural address he promised the Volstead dry act (prohibition) would be enforced to the letter. The...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Jan 22, 1998 The Spring Cove School Board accepted the resignation of Janet. B. Zimmerman as a part-time school nurse. The position was to be filled by the transfer of Heidi Detwiler from her part-time RN/nurse aide position to the...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 22, 1948 In Martinsburg the temperatures on Monday were anywhere between 10 to 20 degrees below zero. The paper mill in Williamsburg reported a morning temperature of 20 degrees below. Frozen pipes kept plumbers busy and most of the...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 17, 2013 Snider Homestead Farm took both the Guernsey grand and reserved grand championships at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Hard Core Farm’s Fisher family swept the Milking Shorthorn competition. Emergency personnel...

 

The Only Way

It is probable that in my line of work I have more opportunities to interact with and meet people than the average follower of Jesus. In recent weeks I can think of several folks I have met who know and love the Lord, although they are of a...

 

Thought for the Week

I would like to describe perfect love but I am not sure I can. First, I would say that no person who is only human could understand perfect love and could certainly not practice it. Therefore, I have...

 

Jerman to Speak at Wild Game Meal

Come see the record-setting Jerman Buck! Crossview Missional Church in Cassville, Huntingdon County, will hold its seventh annual Wild Game Meal on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the covered dish meal begins at 5 p.m. The keynote...

 

Public Notices

BLAIR COUNTY PA CDBG PROGRAM NOTICE OF FINDINGS AND PUBLIC EXPLANATION In accordance with the provisions of the U.S. Water Resources Councils Floodplain Management Guidelines for Implementing Executive Order No. 11988, the County of Blair announces... Full story

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    January 12, 2023

Greenfield Township Reorganizes for 2023

Greenfield Township supervisors held their reorganizational meeting on Jan. 3. Jordan Oldham will again serve as chair of the three-person board and Joe Claar as vice-chair. Ami Fether will continue to serve as township secretary-treasurer as well...

 

Northern Bedford Students Finalists in Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition

Northern Bedford County High School is pleased to announce Mr. Craig Curfman's Engineering by Design students have been chosen as a State Finalist in the 2023 Samsung Solve For Tomorrow competition....

 

Lady Dragons Turning Things Around

Throughout the season, the Lady Dragon basketball team has struggled to finish a game on top, despite being ever so close to cinching a victory in many games, including a six-point loss to the...

 

Let's Go Girls

Williamsburg's Jayla Woodruff looks to pass around Curwensville's Janelle Passmore Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. The Lady Pirates defeated Curwensville 75-12 and have a 10-1 record. Claysburg's Bella...

 

A Few Surprises

In December I heard a rumor about a sportsman who had hit a deer and killed it with his vehicle. Since it was deer season and with his being a law-abiding sportsman, he used a deer tag to claim the...

 

Central High School Wrestling Finds a Win

The Central Dragon Wrestlers had matches against the Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs and the Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers this week, and despite having a few individual victories, lost to both 54-21 and...

 

Public Asked To Report Turkey Flocks

The Game Commission is asking for the public’s help finding turkey flocks to trap for ongoing turkey projects. The agency is encouraging Pennsylvanians to report the location of any turkey flocks they see between now and March 15. Information is...

 

Dragon Basketball Continues Undefeated Streak

In facing two more opponents, the Central Dragon basketball team continued its dominance of the schedule up to this point. The Dragons pulled out a 55-37 victory over the Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils and a 58-40 victory over the Bedford Bisons....

 

Free Throw Contest To be Held in Tyrone

The Tyrone Elks 51st annual Free Throw Contest, better known as the “Elks Hoop Shoot” contest, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Northern Blair Rec Center. Girls and boys between the ages eight and 13 (as of April 1, 2023) are eligible...

 

How Students Can Prepare For Standardized Tests

Standardized tests remain a significant part of the academic experience for millions of students at all grade levels. Though many colleges and universities no longer require the SAT or ACT for admissi...

 

Travel Opportunities For Retirees

Retirement provides individuals with ample time to engage in activities they enjoy. Many seniors spend that newfound free time relaxing and seeing the sights. Seniors are a travel-friendly demographic. The World Tourism Organization says that, in...

 

Chamber To Host Trip To Spain, Morocco and Portugal

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Epic Journeys, will be hosting a trip to Spain, Morocco and Portugal, Sept. 11-24, 2023. Among the cities included are Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Costa Del Sol, Lisbon, Fatima and Salamanca. An...

 

January Central Student Of the Month Named

EMMA BALLIET Parents: Chuck and Jennifer Balliet School activities: I participate in Student Council, National Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society. I'm also a member of the Varsity Girls...

 

NBCMS Names December SOM

Shown (from left) are the December students of the month for NBC Middle School: Grade 6 – Micah Tobias, son of Joshua and Angie Tobias Brynn Miller, daughter of Lucas and Jennie Miller Grade 7 ...

 

Maia Jeffries Central's December Rotary SOM

MAIA JEFFRIES Parents: Skip and Kerry Jeffries School activities: Marching Band, Cross Country, Track, Student Council, Foreign Language Club, NHS, and SHS Hobbies/interests: Hanging out with friends Honors/Awards Received: Cross Country Captain,...

 

Bedford Chamber Plans Inaugural Government: It's Your Business Reception Business Mixer

The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its inaugural Government: It’s Your Business Reception, to be held at the Bedford Elks Country Club Thursday, Jan. 19, 5 to 7 p.m. The new event offers valuable opportunities for the...

 

RS Accidents Cause Damage, No Injuries

Roaring Spring first responders were kept busy Friday evening, Jan. 5 with two accidents within minutes of each other. At approximately 7:30 p.m. police and firefighters were called to Woodbury Pike...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    January 12, 2023

Something to Pine For

What do you get when you combine passion for music, eclectic taste and style, and four high schoolers? You get the Pines, a local band made up of three Central students and one Bellwood student,...

 

Penelec's Jan. 7 Power Outage was to Replace Incorrect Part

A second planned electric power outage in the Cove on Saturday, Jan. 7, was necessary due to a piece of hardware being placed incorrectly during the work done during the planned power outage on Dec. 28, 2022. The notice of the Jan. 7 outage was...

 

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