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  • Welfare Council to Meet Jan. 24

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at The Arc of Blair County. The speakers will be attorneys from MidPenn Legal Services. Attorney Evangeline Wright will speak on what their Low-Income Tax Clinic does, common issues that low-income and ESL individuals may encounter in filing personal income tax returns and easy ways to identify “red flags” among clients that may indicate a need for their Tax Clinic Services. Attorney Margaret O’Leary will also speak on Social Security disability benef...

  • Writers Group to Meet Feb. 4 at Duncansville

    Jan 23, 2020

    The monthly meeting of The Inkwell will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewery, 165 Patchway Road in Duncansville beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed promptly at 7:15 p.m. with author Hope Willis Sheehan’s presentation “Hope For Hands: Part 2.” The Inkwell dinner and presentation are open to all writers, from beginner to published. A membership is not necessary. The dinner and presentation are open to all writers. Individuals who plan to attend the February event, and for more information, may contact...

  • Tea Party to Discuss Second Amendment Sanctuary

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Blair County Tea Party will discuss an effort to make Blair County a Second Amendment sanctuary at this month’s meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona (112 S. 13th St.). The BCTP and other community groups will be circulating petitions in the coming weeks to put this question on the ballot. The BCTP had previously held a meeting on making Blair County a Second Amendment sanctuary in September and asked the candidates for county commissioner about it at an October forum. In order to g...

  • Area Students Graduate from Mount Aloysius

    Jan 23, 2020

    Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, conferred degrees upon 78 graduates during ceremonies held recently for students who had completed their degree requirements after the fall semester of 2019. The event took place at the College’s Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center. Area Mount Aloysius College graduates at the end of the fall semester included the following students: Claysburg: Clyde C. Weyandt Jr., Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, cum laude Duncansville: Neil L. Benton, Associate of Science - Nursing; Donovan T. Mock, Bac...

  • Cal Releases Dean's List

    Jan 23, 2020

    California University of Pennsylvania has announced its dean’s list for the 2019 fall semester. Dean’s list students are undergraduates attending full-time and have earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher for the semester. Area students named to the dean’s list are as follows: Duncansville: Isabella Frucella, Madison McCready Everett: Brittany Ewing, Randi Plummer, Caitlyn Williams Hollidaysburg: Katrina Guerin, Kira Hicks, Daniel Sullivan Hopewell: Kaitlyn Corle, Debra Messersmith Martinsburg: Carlton Blanchard New Enterprise: Andre...

  • Education Issues from 2019 Continue to Resonate In Pennsylvania Politics in 2020

    KIM JARRETT, The Center Square|Jan 23, 2020

    Charter and cyber schools were a hot topic for the General Assembly and Gov. Tom Wolf in 2019 and remain a hot topic in the new year. Gov. Wolf issued an executive order focusing on charter schools in August, asking regulators to create new rules that would tighten financial restrictions on the schools and limit enrollment in schools where students are not improving academically. The order drew praise from some but criticism from others who said Wolf exceeded his authority. Charter school advocates protested in Harrisburg in September. In Decem...

  • Captain Phillips Rangers Massacre Day

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Bedford County Board of Commissioners recently passed a Resolution designating Saturday, July 18, 2020, as Captain Phillips Rangers Massacre Day. On this date the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold a " Ceremony of Remembrance" at the site of the Phillips' Rangers Memorial in Liberty Township, Bedford County. A full schedule of this event will be forthcoming. The Frontier Patriots Chapter encompasses the counties of Bedford, Blair, Clearfield and...

  • THE BOOK OF GENERAL IGNORANCE Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong By John Lloyd & John Mitchinson

    Jan 23, 2020

    Non Fiction can be fun! Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of "reeducation". Challenging what most of us assume to be rock solid truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature and more, The Book of General Ignorance is a "gotcha" of how little we actually know about anything. It'll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school. Here are the whats of some things you...

  • 4-H Supplies Valuable Life Lessons

    Linda Williams|Jan 23, 2020

    In the mid 1940s, 4-H came to Bedford County. A very young John Holbert was the Penn State Extension agent. There were activities for both genders but males predominated the showing of animals at the fair. The girls did more tedious things like sewing or knitting. There was much excitement in the small town of New Enterprise when a cow/calf show was announced. It was held in the schoolyard at Replogle and, for a first-time event, there was a good participation My brother took a Holstein calf....

  • Without Civil Rights, We Have No Civil Liberties

    WILLIAM HAUPT III, The Center Square|Jan 23, 2020

    “Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.” – Thomas Jefferson Protection of civil liberties and civil rights is the most fundamental of all political values in American society. Yet it is hard to imagine that only 56 years ago, American citizens of all races, ages, sexes, colors, creeds, religions and those with disabilities were not entitled to equally harvest the benefits they were entitled to. In a country established under republican legal methodology so the majority could never disenfranchise the minor...

  • Bill Would Ban Deer Hunting

    Jan 23, 2020

    Herald of Jan. 17, 1895 A bill was introduced in the state legislature to prohibit the killing of wild deer for a period of three years to allow the herd to be replenished. Dave Mentzer and Harry Spanogle of Roaring Spring trapped a silver tipped fox. E.G. Bobb was chosen foreman of the grand jury. The Rev. W.A. Long added for members to the Mount Pleasant Reformed Church during a communion service. Vincent Campbell, a boy who made his home with L.H. Nicodemus, met with a painful accident while crossing the street. He was run into by a...

  • Train Blocks Curryville

    Jan 23, 2020

    Herald of Jan. 27, 1970 Route 866 traffic was blocked for 2 1/2 hours last Wednesday evening when a Penn Central Railroad locomotive became stalled on the Crossing in Curryville. Glenn F. Guyer of Martinsburg, who operates an excavating business, came to the rescue and pulled thedeisel off the road with one of his bulldozers. The locomotive was being used to place freightcars on sidings at one of the mills in Curryville when the engine stopped. The batteries on it were not powerful enough to get it started again. The Central High School senior...

  • Summer College Session

    Jan 23, 2020

    Herald of Jan.9, 1920 Requests for information are already being received at the college office regarding the summer session. Friends of Morrison Cove college and Vocational school, boost the summer school at every opportunity. We are better prepared than ever to take care of a large student body. Special advantages are: Up-to date furniture and equipment, books free, boarding and room at a normal rate, easy access, eight trains a day, beautiful and inspiring environment, and last but not least, a faculty of teachers with a long, varied and...

  • 'Mr. Community Center'

    Jan 23, 2020

    Herald of Jan. 19, 1995 Marion Ebersole, 87-year-old Woodbury resident who was always busy fixing or building, earned the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Woodbury Area Community Center Board of Directors for his continuing support of the center. W. Focht & Son, Altoona, was remodeling part of the Williamsburg Public Library for a new conference room. The work would include a new door and new carpet. The room would measure approximately 9 x 28 feet and would provide the library with growing space. The work was to be completed by the end of...

  • Airport In New Hands

    Jan 23, 2020

    Herald of Jan. 25, 1945 Just what will be the standing of the interests of the local fliers under the new set-up for the Martinsburg airport has not yet been determined. Starting with the first of the month, the airport will be under the management of the Altoona Aviation corporation with Paul Peterson as the head. In other words, Paul Peterson, well known Altoona flier, will be operator and manager. At a meeting of the Martinsburg group of the Civil Air Patrol held Tuesday evening in the Administration building at he airport, the members were...

  • C-K School Starts Non-Profit

    Jan 23, 2020

    Herald of Jan. 21 2010 The Claysburg-Kimmel School District is in the process of establishing a non-profit corporation that will help acquire and distribute funds to provide for new programs for its students. According to the district superintendent, an application has been sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the establishment of the Claysburg-Kimmel Educational Foundation. Dist. Supt. James C. O’Harrow said at the Jan. 13 school directors’ meeting that if approved by the state a separate board of directors would be set up to...

  • Public Notices

    Jan 23, 2020

    FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE In compliance with the requirements of 54 Pa.C.S. 311 (relating to registration), the undersigned entity desiring to register a fictitious name under 54 Pa. C.S. Ch.3 (relating to fictitious names), hereby state that: The fictitious name is E&N Holdings LLC doing business as Martinsburg Commons. The Character of the business or other activity to be carried on under or through the fictitious name is Commercial Real Estate. The address of the principal place of business will be 403 E. Christiana St. Suite 1, Martinsburg,... Full story

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