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Articles from the January 27, 2022 edition

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Sherry Ann Keagy

Sherry Ann Keagy, 57, of East Freedom, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2022, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, surrounded by her family, following a brief...

 

Glenn William Detwiler

Glenn William Detwiler, 72, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Jan. 19, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born Aug. 18, 1949, in Roaring Spring,...

 

Edward L. Norris Sr.

Edward L. Norris Sr., 78, of Hesston, passed on peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Embassy of Huntingdon Park after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Sept....

 

Nancy Jane Replogle

Nancy Jane Replogle, 85, of Harrington, Del., passed away Jan. 20, 2022, at Westminster Village in Dover, Del. She was born Oct. 21, 1936, in New Enterprise; daughter of the late Truster and Vera...

 

Dolores R. (Showalter) Weyant

Dolores R. (Showalter) Weyant, 90, of Brooks Mills, went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning Jan. 20, 2022, at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. She was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Williamsburg,...

 

Samuel Lawrence Frederick

Samuel Lawrence Frederick, 81, of Martinsburg, passed away Jan. 17, 2022, at UPMC Altoona Hospital, due to pneumonia and COVID-19. He was born April 2, 1940, in Woodbury; son of the late Harry and...

 

Harold Edward Metzler

Harold Edward Metzler, 93, of Goshen, passed away early Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen. Harold was born Dec. 4, 1928, in Roaring Spring, to David Elmer and Lena...

 

Phyllis Hite

Phyllis Hite, 83, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away Jan. 15, 2022. She was born Nov. 1, 1938, in Claysburg, to the late Homer and Ruth Diehl. Phyllis married her late husband Richard in 1959. She obtained her formal education and RN in nursing. She...

 

Newcomers to the Cove: Apple Butter

Covites love to eat apple butter. Even a newcomer like me can be obsessed about apple butter. It’s a veritable staple of my diet. In September our family convened to create sweet, delicious apple...

 

Fouled Out: Barn Basketball

In ninth grade, I was growing and getting bigger and had more skills thanks to playing inside barn basketball with my brother, cousin Daryl, Jim Miller, Earl and Ellis Rush, and the Clark boys. Barn basketball is the roughest toughest game there is....

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

The Williamsburg Public Library is pleased to offer many fun educational kits to patrons, teachers, and parents. Funded by educational grants, the kits provide fun learning experiences for children...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 28, 1897 A large audience gathered at the Methodist Episcopal Church to hear Pastor J. K. Lloyd preach a sermon on amusements. Pastor Lloyd did not condemn amusements of the proper kind, but left no room for the modern ball, society...

 

DEP Releases Draft 2022 Pennsylvania Integrated Water Quality Report, Invites Public Comment

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released for public comment the draft Pennsylvania 2022 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, the biennial update on the health of streams and lakes statewide....

 

PennDOT Reminds Pennsylvanians of The Availability of Online Services as A Convenient Option for Residents

PennDOT reminds Pennsylvania residents that they have an abundance of convenient transaction choices they can take advantage of from the comfort of their own homes by utilizing online options to fulfill their driver licensing and motor vehicle...

 

DCNR Grant Application Round Now Open to Assist Communities with Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Projects

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that grant applications are now being accepted for recreation and conservation projects in communities across Pennsylvania. “DCNR grants have a tremendous...

 

Hometown Bank Invests In Community

The Hometown Bank of Pennsylvania provided a $7,000 Educational Improvement Tax Credit donation to the Bedford County Regional Education Foundation. The donation offers financial support for local...

 

Blast from the Past: Cove Stores

From the Herald Archives: Here's a look at a Cove store in 1901 and receipts from 1933....

 

Tax Forms Available in Topper's Offices

State and federal tax forms for the 2021 tax year are now available at the district offices of Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) located in Bedford, McConnellsburg and Mercersburg. State instruction booklets and all other state forms are...

 

Pennsylvanians Encouraged to Use myPATH to File 2021 PA Tax Returns

With the tax filing season opening, the Department of Revenue is encouraging taxpayers to use a free online option to file their Pennsylvania personal income tax returns. Taxpayers can visit mypath.pa.gov to file their PA tax returns through the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 27, 1972 The new congressional reapportionment plans removed Somerset County and added Snyder and part of Cumberland County to the local district. The new district will be known as the Ninth District. The remapping of the state was...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 27, 1922 Plans were being made for the Blair County fair to be held from August 15 through August 18. It was hoped that the event would be the greatest ever held in this part or the state. A movement to have the state fair located in...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 30, 1997 New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company was awarded the contract to build a Route 219 bypass around Meyersdale in southern Somerset County. New Enterprise submitted the low bid of $53.1 million. Punxsutawney Phil and his...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 23, 1947 The largest real estate development in Martinsburg’s history was announced by the owner, Dr. J. W. Hersberger. The Park Manor development, located between Woodlawn Avenue and Spring Street and extending from the Blair...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 26, 2012 The Morrisons Cove Memorial Park continued fundraising efforts to pull the park out of financial difficulties. Approximately 119 people attended a stakeholder meeting to show their support for the park and brainstorm ways to...

 

Wisely Waiting

As January mercifully nears its end, our thoughts turn to springtime. However, no matter how much we may long for green grass and trees blossoming with warm temperatures, there is the reality of...

 

Pennsylvania's Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.4 Percent in December

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for December 2021. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down three-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 5.4 percent in December....

 

Top 10 Blair, Bedford County Employers

Included in the top 50 list for Blair County are NPC Inc. at 17; Homewood Retirement Center at number 23; H H Brown Shoe Co Inc. at number 26; Spring Cove School District at number 28; Nason Medical...

 

Diocese to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2022 beginning on Jan. 30 and concluding on Feb. 5. The national Catholic Schools Week observance, which began in 1974, is traditionally marked by special Masses, school open...

 

RS ARCH to Hold Monthly Dinners

The Roaring Spring ARCH is a new community outreach center in Roaring Spring located at 714 Rockingham Ave. The ARCH is an acronym that stands for the following: Anchored in Christ Reaching the...

 

Thought for the Week

I was thinking of something off and on. It is said of King David, “He is a man after God’s own heart.” In Acts 13:22, Paul has been recounting the unfolding of God’s plan of salvation. David...

 

Atlas Furniture Imports Delivers the World

Atlas Furniture Imports opened in the former Calvin House location on Plank Road in Duncansville last August. Owner Jason Bradley said that after purchasing the building, he spent about six months in...

 

GACTC Team Places at Competition, Includes Hollidaysburg Student

Secondary students at the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (GACTC) recently placed in the top eight teams at the National Engineers Week Chain Reaction Contraption Contest at the...

 

HACP Welcomes New Marketing Director, Board Member

The January monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP), under the direction of new President Jessica Sorge, found the marketing director they had been seeking over the past several months. Boardmember Pam Jones, made a...

 

Hollidaysburg Borough Council Appoints New Members, Positions

The initial meeting of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council for 2022 was held in council chambers on Monday, Jan. 3, at the Hollidaysburg Municipal Building. Mayor Joe Dodson began the meeting by swearing in new councilmembers Brady Leahey and Jeff...

 

Hollidaysburg School District Updates Isolation, Quarantine Guidelines

Last month’s Hollidaysburg Area School District Committee of the Whole/Voting meeting tabled the elimination of quarantining and contact tracing, but it surfaced very quickly during the January meeting’s public comment section. Tony Luther, a...

 

Faith Camp Connects God and the Community

A mini road trip between Pastor Matt Roberts and his wife, Cassie, brought forth a new and exciting event for the youth of our community. During the trip, the pair were brainstorming "how we can...

 

Yellow Springs Residents Want Answers from Catharine

“What is the state of our sewer project?” Many residents asked Catharine Township supervisors during last Thursday evening’s meeting. Chairman Heather Flaig explained to the residents that were in attendance that plans for the Yellow Springs...

 

Lee Leaves Vacant Seat on School Board

For many years, Janet Lee left an indelible mark on the Williamsburg Community School Board. It was announced at last Tuesday evening's meeting that Lee had resigned from the board, effective Jan....

 

Road Salt and Other De-Icers Can Lead to Expensive Rust Damage to Vehicles

Millions of Americans face expensive vehicle repairs from rust damage every year, and the chemicals used to de-ice roadways can be one of the main culprits. AAA East Central advises motorists to be...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    January 27, 2022

The Underground Railroad Passes Through Bedford County

The Underground Railroad was a name given to an informal system that helped enslaved persons escape from southern to northern states from the early 1800s until the passage of the Emancipation proclamation in 1863. Places where the fugitives or...

 

Public Notices

2022 Meeting Dates The Board of Supervisors of Woodbury Township, Bedford County, has scheduled the 2022 monthly meeting dates, to be held every first Thursday of each month, except otherwise noted, at 7 p.m. at the Woodbury Area Community Center...

 

Former Hollidaysburg Resident to Lead Online Poetry Workshop

Author/poet Tom Catalano will be conducting a live-stream workshop, “POETRY: How and Why,” as part of the monthly meeting of the Inkwell writer’s group. The online meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. via Zoom with Catalano as a...

 

Lehman Engineers Hires Three New Employees

Joseph Lehman, Inc., Consulting Engineers is very pleased to announce the hiring of Greg Sleasman as its new construction inspection director. Sleasman, of Ligonier, brings more than 25 years of construction-related experience on transportation...

 

Bedford Co. Farmers to Be Surveyed on Use of Conservation Practices

If you’re a farm operator in 14 central Pennsylvania counties, you now have a chance to highlight what steps you have taken to protect and enhance water quality for your local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Several agricultural and governmental...

 

Dept. of Health Provides Update on Flu Season, Urges Pa. to Get Flu Vaccine As Soon As Possible

Pennsylvania Department of Health officials today provided an update on 2021-2022 flu season and encouraged Pennsylvanians to get a flu vaccine as soon as possible. “With the growing number of flu cases amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to remi...

 

PA Farm Link Announces Succession Planning Webinar

PA Farm Link, announces a free webinar on Jan. 31 with MidAtlantic and AgChoice Farm Credit to help farmers with successful transition planning. Brenda O’Brien of NY FarmNet will be presenting the best practices to implement and pitfalls to avoid...

 

Northern Bedford, Claysburg-Kimmel Fight For the Win

The Panthers defeated the Bulldogs 67-57. SCORES BY QUARTER Claysburg 9 15 15 18 – 57 Northern Bedford 26 10 14 17 – 67...

 

Central Basketball Roundup

Dragons Down the Devils The Dragons faced the Central Cambria Red Devils this past week on Thursday and found an overwhelming victory of 66-36. Central’s Seth Bean led the Dragons with 20 points. Eli Lingenfelter also put up 18 points, while...

 

Central Wrestling Weekly Wrap-Up

The Central Wrestling Squad participated in two meets this week, beating the Bedford Bisons, and losing by a coin flip to the Richland Rams. On Tuesday, Central faced Bedford. John Pulcine (172), Wyatt Holsinger (285), Tyler Biesinger (120), and...

 

Lady Bulldogs Travel to Southern Huntingdon

The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Southern Huntingdon on Friday, Jan. 21. Claysburg fell to Southern Huntingdon 66-78. Rebekah Claar led Claysburg in points, contributing 27. Bailey Garver scored 20 points for the Lady Bulldogs, and Sarah Helsel and...

 

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