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SAMA Earns Honor, Announces New Board Member

SAMA re-accredited by AAM The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, announced on Nov. 22, 2022, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art has earned re-accreditation. Of the...

 

Local Students Make Dean's, President's List

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY Duncansville – Sarah McCoy East Freedom – Annelise Johnston KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY Martinsburg – Emma Pearl Smith LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE Martinsburg – Mason Baker MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE Bedford – Robert Bebout, Bridget...

 

Rotary Clubs, Elks Lodge Call For Citizen Of the Year Nominations

The Rotary Clubs of Bedford and the Bedford Elks Lodge are issuing a call for nominations for the 2023 Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year award is given annually to a Bedford County resident who exhibits the qualities of the sponsoring...

 

Pennsylvania State Police Seize $65M in Illegal Drugs in 2022

The Pennsylvania State Police announced it seized approximately $10.3 million in prohibited drugs during the fourth quarter of 2022, bringing to $65.4 million the total value of narcotics seized...

 

Acting Human Services Secretary Warns of Potential EBT Card Scam, Reminds of Safe Way to Apply for Assistance

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead advised Pennsylvanians of a potential scam in which individuals, regardless of whether they are recipients of the...

 

Karns Named Rookie Auctioneer

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, David Tremmel Jr. and Spenser Karns competed in the Pennsylvania Auctioneer Association's bid calling contest at the PA Farm Show. Karns (center) of S.D. Karns Auction Service,...

 

Bedford Co. Woman Awarded Second Place for Whoopie Pies at PA Farm Show

Pam Foor of Bedford County won second place for her birthday celebration whoopie pies at the 107th Pennsylvania Farm Show. Foor has placed in the Claysburg Area Farm Show's baking contest multiple...

 

Farm Show Sights

Dessie Carpenter, the Herald's composing manager, attended the PA Farm Show on Friday. She snapped some photos on her trip, including the good-looking Holstein in the top left photo. The photo above...

 

Biddle's Brewing to Focus on Community

Mike and Britt Biddle recently bought the former First National Bank building to turn it into a permanent home of Biddle's Brewing. "We are just super fortunate," Britt said. The bank building is...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

More often than not, we are blessed with the people we have and know in our lives. We often don’t realize how much of an impact they’ve had on our lives until they are gone and we can’t tell them. This sad but truthful notion inspired my very...

 

Reorganizational Meeting Held At Authority

The Williamsburg Municipal Authority opened its first meeting of 2023 on the second Tuesday of the month beginning at 9 a.m. The first order of business was to elect new officers – Chet Bingham made the motion to keep the same officers as 2022 with...

 

In Carper's Clutches

Williamsburg's Jade Carper (left) and Juniata Valley's Makenna Hartman go after a loose ball Friday at Williamsburg High School. The Lady Pirates defeated Juniata Valley 50-20....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 19, 2023

Peach Hill Orchard Invests in New Hydroponic Farming Greenhouse for Lettuce, Tomato Growing

Hydroponic farming is not new to Peach Hill. They have been growing tomatoes this way for 30 years. But over time updates are needed and in the winter of 2022, a new controlled environment greenhouse...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    January 19, 2023

Jewelry Company's Old Ads Feature Bedford County

Advertising: the method used by businesses to catch the public eye regarding goods or services being offered. Advertising is everywhere one looks today, but was a challenge for many two centuries ago when newspapers and roadside signs were among the...

 

Patricia K. (Morrison) Mountain

Patricia K. (Morrison) Mountain, 74, of Roaring Spring, passed away Sunday, Jan 15, 2023. She was born Jan 29, 1948, in New Enterprise, daughter of the late Sherman and Katherine (Wyles) Morrison....

 

Margaret J. "Peg" Russell

Margaret J. “Peg” Russell, 86, of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 12, 2023, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born Nov. 14, 1936, in Altoona, daughter of the late Blair Edgar...

 

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 Frances C. (Saylor) England. The family moved to...

 

Judith Anne (Lang) Calhoun

Judith Anne (Lang) Calhoun, 82, of Williamsburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, Jan. 15, 2023, at her home. She was born March 4, 1940, in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Robert Lawrence and Anna Rachel (Isenberg) Lang. On April 7, 1962,...

 

Betty B. (Carper) Over

Betty B. (Carper) Over, “MeMe”, 96, of Woodbury, passed away Jan. 12, 2023. She was born on May 2, 1926, in Woodbury Township; daughter of the late William H. and Kathryn G. (Smith) Carper. On...

 

Timothy John Weyandt

Timothy John Weyandt, 82, a resident of Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at the home. He was born Aug. 7, 1940, in Roaring S...

 

Bulky Winter Jackets Can Interfere with Car Seat Safety

With colder weather in the forecast for this weekend, AAA East Central reminds parents that while puffy jackets can keep children warm this winter, they also pose a threat to their safety when worn...

 

Bay Foundation Grades Chesapeake's Health A D-Plus

The ecological health of the nation’s largest estuary remains stuck at a low level, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The Annapolis, MD-based environmental group graded the Bay’s...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

In the fall of 2001, Ana Montes went to work at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C. By the end of the day, the senior Pentagon analyst would be arrested for espionage, exposed as a...

 

Blair County Commissioner Laura Burke will Seek Re-Election

Blair County Commissioner Laura Burke announced that she will seek re-election in 2023. Burke is currently serving in her first term as commissioner. In announcing her campaign, Burke said, “I am motivated to continue working to improve our...

 

Attorney Dave Consiglio Enters 2023 Race for Blair County Judge

Longtime Blair County resident and Attorney Dave Consiglio (R-Hollidaysburg) has formally declared his candidacy for a seat on the Blair County Court of Common Pleas in the 2023 Primary Election. Describing his legal philosophy as that of a...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 20, 1898 High winds did considerable damage in Williamsburg Thursday morning. The county election booth was lifted into the air, hurled around and hurled to the earth again with such force as to make kindling wood of it. A singular...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 25, 1973 James Brierley, who spent time in the Cove as a Chilean Rotary exchange student during the 1967-68 school year, returned with his wife to visit his host family. Mr. Brierley lived with the James Hershberger family in...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 26, 1923 Miss Louise Mentzer, who finished her course of training in the South Side Hospital in Pittsburgh, returned to her home in Martinsburg. Her first patient was her brother George Mentzer, who was critically ill with pneumonia....

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 29, 1998 Nason Hospital was planning to challenge a decision by the Blair County Board of Commissioners to place the hospital on the property tax rolls. Both Nason and Tyrone hospitals were asked to make payments in lieu of real...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 29, 1948 Fires broke out across the Cove as the temperatures plummeted. In Williamsburg the Zimmerman Store on West Second Street suffered $1,000 in losses. The store was on the first floor and an apartment occupied by the Joseph Boyd...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 24, 2013 Burket-Falls Elevation Sophia, a late Holstein bred and owned by John Burket of East Freedom RR was chosen by the Pennsylvania Holstein Association as one of its favorite cows of all time. Sophia was born August 8, 1974 and...

 

Too. Many. Distractions.

In a couple of the daily devotionals I read, I saw the suggestion to choose a word to focus on for the new year, a word that would shape my life as the days unfold. Maybe the word would be patience, or peace, or gratitude. I had never read of this...

 

Bedford Co. Sets Prayer Breakfast

The Bedford County Chamber is pleased to present our third annual Prayer Breakfast, an opportunity for the business community to come together to express gratitude and hope for the new year. This...

 

Thought for the Week

“I want to always love You and be what You want me to be forever.” This was my closing sentence last time. Since God loves me (and you) perfectly, I think this should be my response to Him. When I...

 

Manna on Monday Set for Jan. 30

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will host its monthly Manna on Monday on Jan. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. This will be a sit-down meal or take-out. The menu will consist of an open-face turkey sandwich, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable...

 

Public Notice

BOROUGH OF MARTINSBURG ANNOUNCES RECRUITMENT FOR POLICE OFFICERS The Borough of Martinsburg is accepting applications for a full-time police officer and part-time police officers. Qualification: Must be a U. S. Citizen, minimum age requirement ... Full story

 

Students Invited to Enter Civics Bee Competition Hosted by PA Chamber, U.S. Chamber Foundation, and Local Chambers

The Pennsylvania Chamber, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and six chambers of commerce across Pennsylvania, is pleased to invite students across the commonwealth to showcase and grow their understanding and appreciation...

 

10th Annual Student Financial Literacy Scholarship Competition Launched

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology President Dr. Eric Darr, Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor and Members 1st Federal Credit Union Chief Experience Officer Mike Wilson today launched the 10th annual student financial literacy...

 

Take a Break

Williamsburg's LeeAnna Royer comes out of the game late in the fourth quarter during her team's game with Juniata Valley Friday....

 

Bedford Co. Historical Society Starting 2023 Quilting Challenge

For 2023, the Bedford County Historical Society is issuing a challenge to quilters with a theme of “My Favorite Song.” Quilts must feature a line or title from the quilter’s favorite song and can be made in their choice of design/pattern and...

 

Blair County Health and Welfare Council Meeting Tomorrow

The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. via a Zoom meeting. Chris Frantz, Blair County Reentry Coalition Vice President, and Mental Health Forensic Case Manager for Blair HealthChoices will...

 

Outdoor Show Season

We are now enduring the drab, dreary days of winter. Oh, sure, a few sportsmen are out there ice fishing, and a few others might be hunting coyotes or other game that is in season. However, most...

 

Looking for the Shot

Northern Bedford's Halle Baker takes a shot during fourth quarter action against Fannett Metal Monday at Northern Bedford High School. Scores were not available at press time....

 

Straight Up

Williamsburg's Kendel Norris pulls up to shoot at Williamsburg High School....

 

Curve Stadium's Upgrade Will Be Visible to Fans in 2024

While most of the work in the Altoona Curve's $2.4 million renovation will not be visible to fans, part of the project will be - an upgrade to all stadium seats in 2024. Another improvement visible...

 

Lingenfelter Hits 1,000 Milestone; Dragon Basketball Still Undefeated

The Central Dragon Basketball team had their hands full with three games throughout the week against capable opponents. The Dragons prevailed against the Forest Hills Rangers, the Westmont Hilltop Hil...

 

Two Slow Starts Hold Lady Dragon Basketball Back

Despite a victory in the previous week giving hope to the Central Lady Dragon Basketball team, hitting a rough patch during a three-game week left the Dragons with only one win this week. Facing the...

 
 By HOLLY ACKER    Sports    January 19, 2023

Winter Volleyball League Starts

The Claysburg Bulldog Girls’ Volleyball team kicked off the Bulldog Winter Battle league on Sunday. Four teams are participating in the league, including Juniata Valley, Huntingdon, Northern Bedford, and Claysburg Kimmel. The league will unfold...

 

Dragon Wrestling Goes up Against Rangers, Rams

Facing the Forest Hills Rangers and the Richland Rams, the Dragon Wrestlers found themselves 1-1 to end the week, finally attaining a regular season victory. After a 56-12 loss to the Rangers, the Dragons achieved a 30-21 victory over the Rams....

 

Man Jailed on Sexual Assault of Minor

An Altoona man is behind bars after an investigation by Hollidaysburg State Police into the alleged sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl in Woodbury and Catharine Townships. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the investigation of Jerry L....

 

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