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  • Abuse Of Agricultural Trade Aid Costs U.S. Taxpayers

    CORA FOX, Policy Associate Center for Rural Affairs|Jan 24, 2019

    In 2018, President Trump pledged $12 billion to provide direct aid to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean and wheat producers. Through the Market Facilitation Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has administered this aid to provide short-term relief to producers who are feeling the effects of ongoing trade disputes with foreign governments. However, a recent report from the Environmental Working Group highlights two major flaws: 1) Some farming operations are receiving excessive payments because they are taking advantage of...

  • Scams Are Old As The Hills

    Linda Williams|Jan 24, 2019

    Scams have been around for a very long time. As a kid, I remember some strange men wearing suits arriving at the farm on a summer evening. They came with an offer to paint our barn for free. They assured my family that it was for advertising, and we had only to pay a minimal fee. My dad had gone to school with the former Judge VanHorn and they had remained friends. “So,” he said, “just leave the paperwork and I will check it out with my attorney.” We never heard back. That’s probably a...

  • When We Were Young By Karen Kingsbury

    Jan 24, 2019

    “What if you could see into the future and know what will happen tomorrow if you really walk out the door-today? Pay attention. Life is not a dress rehearsal.” From the first time they meet, to their engagement and spectacular wedding, to their happily ever after, Noah and Emily Carter were meant to be together. Their love was something special and they wanted the world to know about it. They had displayed their love and their lives on social media for everyone in the world the world to see...

  • Practicing Politics at a High Level

    Lee H. Hamilton|Jan 24, 2019

    Over a lifetime in politics, I’ve met a lot of interesting, impressive politicians. But those I truly admired were men and women who were adept at the arts both of politics and legislating – a rarer combination of talents than you’d hope for in our representative democracy. They’re a reminder these days of what consummate skill looks like. For instance, Wilbur Mills, a Democrat from Arkansas who chaired the House Ways and Means Committee, was a master of legislative detail. When he brought changes to the tax law to the floor, members...

  • In Appreciation Of Law Enforcement Officers

    U.S. SEN. PAT TOOMEY|Jan 24, 2019

    On Jan. 3, Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer was on duty in Northeast Philadelphia when a minivan attempting to enter traffic crashed into his motorcycle. The collision threw Officer Chan 25 feet – resulting in emergency brain surgery. He remains in critical condition and is under constant medical observation for brain swelling. Less than a year ago, our state mourned the loss of Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill. Working as part of the U.S. Fugitive Task Force, Marshal Hill was serving a search warrant at a house in Harrisburg for an...

  • Government Shutdown Could Be Trouble For Cove Farmers

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 24, 2019

    As the government shutdown enters its second month, a lot of attention has been focused on the thousands of government employees who have either been furloughed or have been forced to work without pay since the standoff between President Donald Trump and the Democratic-controlled Congress began. With many federal services either cut back or closed completely, there is no shortage of people struggling to survive while feeling the effects of the bickering between the White House and congressional...

  • Domestic Incident In North Woodbury Twp. Leaves Two Dead

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 24, 2019

    Two people who were involved in a deadly domestic dispute in North Woodbury Township, Blair County, just outside of Martinsburg Borough, were both found dead on Monday morning, Jan. 21. According to police, Cassandra Lynn Appleman, 30, and Sheldon Howard Appleman, 49, were found dead in a home along Cove Mountain Road around 11:30 Monday morning, Jan. 21. According to Trooper Joseph Dunsmore of the Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, a neighbor called police on Monday morning to request a...

  • The Herald Launches a New Website at www.mcheraldonline.com

    Jan 24, 2019

    Herald Publisher Allan J. Bassler has announced the launch of a new Morrisons Cove Herald website at www.mcheraldonline.com. The website is live now but is still a work in progress, according to Publisher Bassler. The Herald’s website will offer all the news and feature stories that appear in the print edition. Most photos and other features will also be posted to the website. The exception are those features which do not make sense, such as puzzles, Bassler said. There will be a subscription charge for access to the website, Bassler said....

  • ANGELA C. ELLIS

    Jan 24, 2019

    Angela C. Ellis, 81, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral mass was celebrated on Monday, Jan. 21, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Williamsburg. Father Aron Maghsoudi was the celebrant. Father Joseph Lehman and Father Donald Boslett were concelebrants. Interment was held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery, Williamsburg. Angela was born on Jan. 22, 1937, in Altoona, daughter of the late Anthony E. and Carmela M. (Spallone) Figurelle....

  • ANDY WAYNE CARPER

    Jan 24, 2019

    Andy Wayne Carper, 49, of Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at his home, due to a fall. A funeral was held on Friday, Jan. 18, at Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church. Pastor Brian L. McCall officiated. Interment was at Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury. Andy was born on March 19, 1969, in Altoona, son of Daniel Wayne Carper, who preceded him in death on Aug. 6, 2018, and Reida (Whiteman) Carper, who survives. Surviving are daughter Miranda Carper (Kyle Clerval);...

  • JACOB MARTIN 'PETE' BARLEY

    Jan 24, 2019

    Jacob Martin "Pete" Barley, 92, of Martinsburg, died on Saturday morning, Jan. 19, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. memorial service today, Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring. The Rev. Tiffany Freeman and the Rev. George R. Mauk, Pete's niece and nephew, will officiate. Inurnment will be made in Alto-Reste Park, Altoona. Pete was born on April 7, 1926, in Roaring...

  • WARREN C. DETWILER SR.

    Jan 24, 2019

    Warren C. Detwiler, Sr., 80, of Roaring Spring, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday evening, Jan. 21, 2019, at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Target One Ministries, Martinsburg, by Pastor Philip Waite. Interment will be made in Spring Hope Cemetery,...

  • EZRA L. STERN

    Jan 24, 2019

    Ezra L. Stern, 80, of Lewes, Delaware, formerly of Warrenton, Virginia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. He was born on May 19, 1938, in Roaring Spring, to the late Luke and Frances Stern. He and his loving wife, Linda, were married on Nov. 23, 1956. Early in their marriage, he owned and operated a Phillips 66 gas station in Martinsburg. In 1966, he and Linda left Pennsylvania with their belongings, children and faith in God's bigger plans. Pop, as he was affectionately known by his family, employees and custom...

  • BETTY L. SNYDER

    Jan 24, 2019

    Betty L. Snyder, 94, of Roaring Spring, died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, 2019, at home. A funeral was held on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Bice Memorial Chapel, Homewood at Martinsburg. The Rev. Gerald McCuller officiated. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Roaring Spring. Betty was born on Oct. 8, 1924, in East Freedom, the daughter of the late Charles and Sara (Langham) Aungst. She married Wilbur “Jake” Snyder on Oct. 30, 1945. He passed away on May 3, 1997. Betty is survived by two children: Betty Lou Boyer and husband...

  • Pennsylvania Game Commission Commissioners to Meet

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2019, from Jan. 27 through 29 at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters. On Sunday, Jan. 29, beginning at 1 p.m., the commissioners will hear public recommendations for 2019-20 hunting and furtaking seasons and bag limits. Doors will open at noon. Individuals interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – may register on a first-come, first-to-speak basis. On Monday, Jan. 28, the board will gather any additional public comments and...

  • Soil Health, Cover Crops Subjects of Cove Meeting

    Jan 24, 2019

    Penn State Extension will show how farmers can increase their soil organic matter, improve infiltration and create more resilient soils by improving soil health at a workshop in Martinsburg on Jan. 30th. The event will feature Dr. Sjoerd Duiker, professor of soil management, who will discuss how reducing tillage, increasing crop diversity and adding cover crops can improve soil biological activity and cycle nutrients while increasing crop yields. Workshop topics will include corn planter maintenance and modification and creating cover crop...

  • East Main Street In RS In Front Of Appvion Restricted To One Way

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 24, 2019

    The Roaring Spring Borough Council held its first meeting of the new year on Monday, Jan. 14. The new year brought old problems as council once again discussed the ongoing issue with the wall along East Main Street, across from Appvion. The wall, which has been leaning and having pieces of it fall out onto the sidewalk and roadway, became an even bigger hazard when a portion of it collapsed on Dec. 15, sending large stones onto the street. In the interest of public safety, borough officials...

  • Claysburg-Kimmel, W-burg Receive Computer Science Funding

    Jan 24, 2019

    Building on his commitment to prepare students to use computers and technology in their careers, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday, Jan. 17, announced $8.7 million in targeted grants to expand computer science classes and teacher training at 765 schools across the commonwealth. The Claysburg-Kimmel and Williamsburg Community school districts are among those who were selected to receive the grants. The targeted grants represent the next phase of the governor’s new and innovative PAsmart initiative, which will provide $20 million to bring high-quality...

  • Spring Cove Grant Revenue Highest in Years

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Jan 24, 2019

    At the Tuesday, Jan. 22, Spring Cove School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced that the grant money secured this year by the school district is the highest recorded competitive grant revenue in recent years. So far this school year, the district has been awarded $73,737 in competitive grants. There are applications for $1,634,544 outstanding. The district has been notified it is qualified to apply for a PAsmart Advancing Grant. The Advancing grants are more competitive, but have the potential for an award of up to...

  • Farm Bill Could Increase Funding to Control Ag Runoff to Chesapeake

    TIMOTHY B. WHEELER, Bay Journal News Service|Jan 24, 2019

    Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed stand to get more financial help from the federal government to reduce polluted runoff from fields and feedlots under the new Farm Bill passed by Congress in December. The legislation, which replaces the 2014 Farm Bill, tweaked funding for farm conservation programs in a way that significantly increases the pot of federal money for which Bay watershed farmers and partnering organizations can compete. Specifically, it triples to $300 million the funding...

  • Chimney Fire

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a chimney fire at a home on Chandelle Drive in North Woodbury Township on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22. The fire was quickly put out and damage was minimal....

  • Can You Trust Weather Forecasts During The Gov't Shutdown?

    JOHN ROACH, Staff Writer AccuWeather|Jan 24, 2019

    With winter storms wreaking havoc up and down the California coast and a major snowstorm that blasted the Northeast over the weekend, could there be a more inopportune time for the longest government shutdown in American history? Reports from the Washington Post, CNN and others say the limitations on the National Weather Service (NWS) will make weather forecasts “worse” and that presents a "national security risk." While the shutdown clearly has affected the weather community and its valuable work short-term and long-term with many NWS...

  • State Police Seize $16 Million in Illegal Drugs

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Pennsylvania State Police announced Jan. 14 that troopers confiscated $16,982,054 worth of cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, fentanyl, and other prohibited drugs in the fourth quarter of 2018. From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, state police seized nearly 224 pounds of cocaine and 26 pounds of heroin. Troopers also confiscated almost 50 pounds of fentanyl. In its purest form, even a small amount of fentanyl can cause a severe and potentially deadly reaction, putting users, people close to them,...

  • Woodbury Council to Help with Lift System

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Jan 24, 2019

    Members of the Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Co. attended the Woodbury Borough Council meeting Jan. 7. Harold Zimmerman and Kim Grimes demonstrated the need for a new lift system for the ambulance. The ambulance was brought to the meeting and shown to councilmembers. Grimes said that many times three women respond to a call in the ambulance. Lifting has become a problem, especially if there is a heavy person. The litter to the lift system is hydraulic and can raise a person. But it is getting the person loaded into the ambulance that is a...

  • Dragons Split Home Games

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Central Dragons boys' basketball team played its first two home games of the season last week with mixed results. Although their defense stood out in both games, their offense came up short against league rival Tyrone. The Dragons' record now stands at 11-2 on the season. Tyrone 37, CHS 26 On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Central hosted Tyrone in front of a full house and scoring was hard to come by. Each team tallied just nine baskets in the game and the Dragons had a slim 4-3 advantage in made 3...

  • The Sportsman's Corner: Outdoor Shows Season Upon Us

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|Jan 24, 2019

    Here in the middle of winter we are once again entering the season for outdoor sports shows. Though there are numerous shows throughout the state beginning in January, there are three shows that are probably most convenient for sportsmen in and around the Cove. The first of these is the gigantic Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg that runs from Feb. 2 through Feb. 10. This show is held annually at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. This year there will be over 1,100 exhibitors and over 400 outfitters hosting booths. Some booths present...

  • Bulldogs Fall to 7-7 on Season

    Jan 24, 2019

    A 23-11 run in the second quarter helped propel the Bellwood-Antis boys’ basketball team to an 80-60 victory over visiting Claysburg-Kimmel on Jan. 14. B-A had an 18-16 lead after one quarter, then broke open the game in the second frame. The Blue Devils won the second half 39-33, including 22-13 in the final eight minutes. Three players scored in double figures for C-K – Kyle Glass with 17 points, Alex Kulick with 16 and Dominic Francona with 10. C-K 55, Mo Valley 51 C-K held off a late Moshannon Valley run on Jan. 16 and picked up a...

  • Lady Dragons Knock Off WHS

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Central Lady Dragons defeated visiting Williamsburg in a non-league match-up before falling to Tyrone and Penns Valley in Mountain League road games. Central’s record now stands at 5-8 on the season. CHS 44, WHS 29 On Monday, Jan. 14, Central led 16-0 after one quarter and coasted to a 44-29 victory. The score was 30-6 at the half, with the Lady Blue Pirates taking the second half 23-14. Kylie Metzger and Tori Longenecker each scored eight points to pace the Dragons. Madison Eicher and Maddi Metzler added seven each, and Bailey Heuston...

  • C-K Girls Lose Twice on Court

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team suffered back-to-back losses for the first time during the past week. The two-game skid dropped the Lady Bulldogs to 8-3 on the season. B-A 70, C-K 68 Bellwood-Antis rallied for a 70-68 victory at C-K on Jan. 15. C-K trailed 17-11 after the first quarter but went on a 41-33 surge during the next two quarters. B-A closed the game with a 20-16 run. The Lady Blue Devils trailed by 12-, 64-52, with 5:10 remaining in the game. Emily Claar netted 26 points (four 3-pointers) and Megan Hartman...

  • Lady Pirates Top West Branch

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team had three players score in double figures during its 57-41 victory against visiting West Branch on Jan. 15. Alexi McMonagle (two 3-pointers) paced the Lady Pirates with a game-high 19 points. Madison Bem (two 3-pointers) added 14 points, while Marcella Lynn hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. Leading 18-12 at halftime, WHS won the second-half scoring battle 39-29. Kassidy McChessney hauled down 10 rebounds for Williamsburg. McMonagle added nine rebounds and three steals....

  • College Signing

    Jan 24, 2019

    Northern Bedford High School senior Ariel Reed (center) signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, on Jan. 14. With Reed are her parents, Brad and Marlene Reed; Jeff Batzel (back left), Northern Bedford athletic director; and Jon Ewart, Lady Panthers' basketball coach....

  • NB Lady Panthers Lose Twice

    Jan 24, 2019

    Northern Bedford’s girls’ basketball team came out of halftime in a flurry on Monday night, Jan. 14, in a home game against Fannett-Metal. The Lady Panthers had not played well in the first half and trailed 26-13 at the half. “The girls knew I was upset with our play and they were upset with their play. I’m really pleased with the way we responded,” NB coach Jon Ewart said. Cam Pressel sparked the comeback with her ability to find open teammates and score two field goals herself in the third period. Maddie Cottle and Denae...

  • NB Boys Fall to 1-12 on Season

    Jan 24, 2019

    Northern Bedford’s boys’ basketball team dropped to 1-11 overall as a result of a 63-59 loss at Fannett-Metal on Tuesday evening, Jan. 15. The Panthers fell behind early and trailed by as much as 53-43 with six minutes remaining in the game. The Panthers battled back to as close as three points before succumbing. Caleb Diehl’s 21-point effort spearheaded the Panthers. Hayden Foor (16) and Dalton Smith (11) also hit for double figures. Bentley Zimmerman’s 13 points paced the NB junior varsity team, which defeated F-M by a 33-24 final...

  • CHS Grapplers Fall to P-burg

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Central Dragon grapplers (4-8) hosted Philipsburg-Osceola (now 7-5) last Thursday, Jan. 17, in a Mountain League dual meet and fell short 60-15. Three Dragons were victorious including two by fall. Zach Parks, wrestling at 170 pounds, had a solid 9-6 decision win. Brandon Holsinger (132) flattened his man in 4:56, while Tanner Hall took just 1:21 to post his pin. “The guys continue to battle and prepare, but we’re not seeing the results that we hope for,” Central coach Dave Marko said. “The regular season ends the first week of...

  • Liftoff

    Jan 24, 2019

    Central freshman Parker Gregg (41) drives in for a layup and gets fouled against Penns Valley in junior varsity action on Friday, Jan. 18. The Rams edged the Dragons 50-47....

  • Scoring Droughts Hurt Pirates

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team, outscored 20-3 in the fourth quarter, suffered a 72-45 loss at West Branch on Jan. 14. The Blue Pirates were behind 52-45 entering the final frame. Jake Hileman paced Williamsburg with 12 points, including two 3-pointers. Josiah Dowey added 11 points. Dylan James grabbed eight rebounds, dished out three assists and collected two steals. Jared McCall added seven rebounds, while Hileman and Lambert Palmer each had three steals. B-A 85, WHS 62 A 30-9 second-quarter surge propelled...

  • Forfeits Help NB Wrestlers Defeat Claysburg-Kimmel

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Northern Bedford High School wrestling team took advantage of five wins via forfeit en route to a 36-30 victory at Claysburg-Kimmel on Jan. 17. Black Panthers who won by forfeit were Austin Mowry (170 pounds), Alex Fouse (182), Luke Welsh (195) Kyle Guyer (285) and Ian Sherlock (138). Jay Ebersole earned a fall at 220. C-K earned five falls in the setback – Levi Brown (152), Kobe Harr (160), Hunter Dively (126), Zach Claycomb (132) and Cade Keithley (145). There were double forfeits at 106, 113 and 120 pounds. C-K 36, HOPE for Hyndman 6...

  • Free-Throw Contest Jan. 26

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Tyrone Elks has rescheduled its annual Hoop Shoot Contest for Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Bellwood-Antis High School gym. Registration and time to warm up will start at 4 p.m. The contest will begin at 4:30 p.m. This free-throw competition is open to area youth between the ages of 8 and 13, as of April 1, 2019. It's free to enter, and trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division. This is the first leg in a national competition that goes through four levels of contests prior to the national finals in Chicago on April...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    ROSEANN ZIMMERMAN, Correspondent|Jan 24, 2019

    As is his habit, after finishing in the milk house, my husband surveyed the western skies. In the summer, he usually steps outside the door but on Saturday evening, it was dark wintertime, so he stood inside. Peering through the window, he watched the traffic on Piney Creek Road travel through the predicted snowstorm. Suddenly a man appeared into his scope of vision and ran toward the milk house. He seemed to disappear so my husband moved to the window around the corner and saw him sitting in the snow against the milk house wall. As my husband...

  • Racers Recognized with Awards

    Jan 24, 2019

    Three area racers were recently recognized at the 54th annual Area Racing Club of Hagerstown (ARCH) Awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge. Nick Bechtel (left, top side photo), son of Todd and Lorie Bechtel of Curryville, was awarded the Sportsmanship Award from the Greater Cumberland Raceway and the Favorite Driver Award from ARCH. Nick's season also awarded him the 2018 Track Championship at the Greater Cumberland Raceway in the Hobby Stock division and multipl...

  • Sheetz For the Kidz Raises Record $700,821

    Jan 24, 2019

    Sheetz For the Kidz raised more than $700,821 during its annual December campaign through customer donations. This is a record for the Sheetz employee-driven charity and exceeds last year's campaign fundraising total by more than $82,000. Each year, 100 percent of customer donations are used to directly support Sheetz For the Kidz programs. With a December total of $10,455, Sheetz store No. 503 in North Huntingdon was the top fundraiser. A customer and employee appreciation event will be held at the store later this month. “Every year, we hav...

  • Not Your Typical Church Lady: Who Killed Joy?

    Kelly Baker, Correspondent|Jan 24, 2019

    It was a classic murder-mystery of Agatha Christie proportions. When we left the room she was alive and vibrant. When we walked back in a moment later, there she was, face down on the floor. The question is: Who killed Joy? The usual suspects were rounded up for questioning. Anger vehemently insisted that if he had done it, it would have caused quite an obvious scene. There would have been screaming and fighting and a wide path of destruction. Anger also pointed out that he's usually too hot...

  • Gospel Sing to Benefit Claysburg Library

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Claysburg Library Friends will hold their annual Gospel Sing and Soup Meal from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Christ Lutheran Church in Claysburg. The event will benefit the Claysburg Area Public Library. The Friends will begin serving the meal at 4 p.m. Music will be provided by Gwen and Brian Burket (piano), Crossroads (The Millers – vocals), Mountain City Grass (above photo, bluegrass band), Caleb Knisely (vocalist) and the Claysburg Community Chorus. The cost is a freewill...

  • Thought for the Week: Sermon on the Sabbath

    Pastor Earl Herr, Correspondent|Jan 24, 2019

    Paul and Barnabas leave the island of Cyprus and sail northward. When they land, John Mark leaves them. Remember he was their apprentice-servant. His leaving may not seem important. Unfortunately some time later it becomes a pretty painful thing. More about that later. They now move inland a bit and high into mountainous territory. They arrive at another Antioch. This one is known as Antioch of Pisidia. On a Sabbath day, these two men sit down. Worship is a part of their make up and they wanted...

  • The Faith Baptist Church to Host Central Pa. Bible Conference on Feb. 2

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will be conducting a One-Day winter session on Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona. The speaker will be Dr. Steve Scheibner, an American Airlines pilot whose life God spared when he was bumped from the flight that went into the world trade center on 9/11. Scheibner is a retired pastor who is now the president of Characterhealth Corp., a non-profit conference ministry aimed at equipping parents to train the next generation of character-healthy leaders. Special music will be provided...

  • Religious Giving and Tithing Today

    METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION|Jan 24, 2019

    Nonprofit organizations rely on the generosity of donors to help them meet their mission statements. Billions of dollars are donated to charities each year, but few people may know that religious organizations are among the biggest beneficiaries of Americans’ charitable largesse. According to data from the National Study of American Religious Giving and the National Study of American Jewish Giving, American households donated a median of $375 to congregations, $150 to religiously identified nonprofit organizations and $250 to secular...

  • Blair County Recognizes 4-H Members, Leadership

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Blair County 4-H Awards Banquet was held on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Christian Missionary Church Hall in Williamsburg. Listed are the awards the 4-H club members received and the club they are members in (if applicable): Officer Awards President: First – Cassandra Michelone, Lamb Chops; Second – Ashley Sollenberger, Little Cow Tails; Third – Garrison Dibert, Baby Beef; Honorable Mention – Keller Metzker, Kids for Kids Vice President: First – Lily Sollenberger, Little Cow Tails;...

  • Catharine Township Hosts Meeting to Address Ganister Sanitary Sewer Issues

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 24, 2019

    The Catharine Township supervisors paid host to many professional individuals during a special meeting last Thursday afternoon, Jan. 15. Among the individuals in attendance besides the supervisors were Sewage Planning Specialist from Pa. Department of Environmental Protection Bethany Sweger, Sewage Enforcement Officer Luke Helsel and Keller Engineers Engineer Dave Cunningham and other community officials. The supervisors organized this meeting to proceed in the process of drafting an Act 537 plan, specifically for the Ganister area. Act 537, th...

  • Catharine Twp. Appoints New Secretary

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 24, 2019

    Following the acceptance of Secretary Loranne Keithley’s resignation from the Catharine Township board of supervisors, Chairman Ken Brenneman made a motion to appoint Eleanor Harclerode to the same position during last Tuesday afternoon’s Catharine Township meeting on Jan. 15. Supervisor Heather Flaig seconded motion, which passed. Because Harclerode works for both Woodbury and Catharine townships, the supervisors announced that new office hours would be put in place following next month’s meeting. Chairman Brenneman made a motion to...

  • Hileman Takes Reigns of Williamsburg Football After Service as Junior High Coach

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 24, 2019

    Ryan Hileman was named the new head coach of the Williamsburg Football team during last Tuesday evening’s Williamsburg School Board meeting on Jan. 15. Hileman was previously the junior high football coach. Ryan Brantner was named as a volunteer junior high assistant basketball coach. In her superintendent’s report, Lisa Murgas talked about a new free hotline for the school district to use for school safety in regards to threats. Murgas also talked about the cafeteria, which finished the year in a $30,000 surplus and got Pizza Hut pizzas...

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