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C-K Students Take Polar Plunge

Members of Claysburg-Kimmel Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently collaborated with the Pennsylvania Special Olympics and Sheetz Inc. to spread awareness and raise money for the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 7, 2019

RS Municipal Authority Goes High-Tech to Manage Water System

If you walked under the streets of Roaring Spring Borough you would have to navigate a series of pipes that carry water to every home, business and fire hydrant in the borough. The underground maze...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    February 7, 2019

BB&T Bank in Woodbury Closing in April; Bedford Still Open

The BB&T Bank in Woodbury will close its doors at the end of the business day on Friday, April 12. David R. White, vice president of corporate communications, said he recognizes that any business clos...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 7, 2019

Renovations Continue on Blair County's 'Most Important Building'

John Rita, a conservator of art and architecture, said buildings talk to him. As a young boy, he wrote in his journal, "I see faces in the paint peelings as an erosion of time," and that it gives him...

 

RALPH E. STOUFFER

Ralph E. Stouffer, 90, a guest at Homewood in Martinsburg and formerly of Chambersburg, passed away on Monday evening, Jan. 28, 2019, at Homewood. Born on March 29, 1928, in Chambersburg, he was a...

 

CHARLES FRANKLIN HERSHBERGER

Charles Franklin Hershberger, 88, of Martinsburg RR, Bedford County, passed into the arms of his Savior early Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at his residence. A funeral was held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at...

 

PATRICIA M. MCINTOSH

Patricia M. McIntosh, 90, of Martinsburg, formerly of Altoona, entered into eternity, on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 29, 2019, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. Friends...

 

WILLARD CLINTON GUNNETT

Willard Clinton Gunnett, 94, of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Clappertown, Williamsburg RR, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2019, at the home. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service on...

 

DOROTHY (FEATHERS) MACKRELL

Dorothy (Feathers) Mackrell, 84, of Altoona, died on Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 2019, at home, following a brief illness. A funeral was held on Monday, Feb. 4, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring. Pastor Del...

 

CHARLES R. BURKET

Charles R. Burket, 70, of Altoona, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral was held on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring. Pastor Stewart W. McClelland officiated....

 

ALLEN D. SHAFFER

Allen D. Shaffer, 81, from Florida, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, after a long illness. He was born on March 11, 1937, in Williamsburg, to the late James and Thelma Shaffer. He was proceeded in death by his brother Charles. Allen is...

 

Cottle Named to Fall Dean's List At Central Penn

Evan Cottle, of Hopewell, has been named to the Central Penn College dean's list for the fall 2018 term. Cottle is currently majoring in paralegal. To qualify for the designation, an undergraduate student must carry six or more credits and earn a...

 

Mount Aloysius Celebrates Area December Graduates

Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, conferred degrees upon 113 graduates during ceremonies held recently for students who had completed their degree requirements after the fall semester 2018. The event took place in the college’s Sr. Virginia...

 

Area Students on Fall Dean's List at Frostburg St. U.

Adam Francis and Bradley Snow, both of Everett, were named to the dean's list at Frostburg (Maryland) State University in recognition of outstanding academic achievement for the fall 2018 semester. To be eligible, a student must undertake a minimum...

 

Herald Publisher Warns of Email Invoice Scam Dangers

Herald Publisher Allan J. Bassler has asked Herald advertisers and subscribers to be aware of fake Herald invoices. A handful of advertising clients and even a few subscribers have received email... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 7, 2019

CO Leak At The Dream Underscores Importance of Detectors

A carbon monoxide leak at The Dream restaurant in Hollidaysburg on Saturday, Feb. 2, forced the evacuation of customers. According to reports, a carbon monoxide detector in the kitchen area began...

 

Conemaugh Nason Elects New Medical Staff President

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center's medical staff recently elected Angela Rowe, DO, FAOAO, as its president. Dr. Rowe's leadership responsibilities will include providing leadership and guidance to the...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    News    February 7, 2019

For Farmers, Now is Time to Manage Risk Through Crop Insurance

By ASHLEY HICKS AgChoice Loan Officer Everyone has insurance – either you buy it from an insurance company or you insure yourself. When you self-insure, you are taking all of the risk. In today’s economic climate, that may not be the best risk...

 

Forty-One Percent of Pa. Historic Markers Are in Rural Areas

Those blue roadside markers with gold lettering scattered around Pennsylvania are signs that history is alive and well in the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) est...

 
 By Dave Lemery    News    February 7, 2019

Bill Will Prevent Convicted Officials From Collecting Pensions

When public-sector employees in Pennsylvania commit crimes related to their work, there are laws in place to ensure that they won’t collect their pension benefits after they serve their sentence. The problem arises when there’s some dispute as...

 

Animal Courses Offered

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium is bringing free Department of Homeland Security-certified training to Westmoreland County on Feb. 23.​ Registration is required by Feb. 9 at www.ruraltraining.org. The courses offered are: AWR 328: All...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Sports    February 7, 2019

McKee Man, 80, Inducted Into Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame

Gene Decker, 80 years young, of McKee, was inducted into the Semi Pro Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. in Evansville, Indiana. Decker said he was playing baseball since he was out of...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: Unified Sportsmen All In

Not long ago, I wrote that the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania (USP), the only statewide sportsmen's organization that has battled against the Pennsylvania Game Commission's fatally flawed deer mism...

 

Lady Bulldogs Push Streak to 3

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team ran its winning streak to three with a 64-41 victory against visiting Mount Union on Jan. 28. Trailing 10-7 after the first quarter, C-K (11-3) outscored Mount Union 18-12 in the second...

 

CHS Wins 2 of 3 League Games

The Central Dragon basketball team won two of its three home games last week, raising its record to 13-4 on the season. After coming up short against undefeated Huntingdon (19-0), the Dragons swept a pair of Mountain Conference games against...

 

Lady Panthers Knock Off Mt. Union

The Northern Bedford girls’ basketball team was poised to pull an upset at home against Southern Fulton on Jan. 28. The Lady Panthers had lost to the Lady Indians by 18 back in December and led 28-26 after three quarters. A horrific start to the...

 

PGC: Reducing Deer Numbers Not Part of Project In Bedford, Blair Counties This Year

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has not received the necessary support from landowners in Bedford and Blair counties to move forward with plans to reduce the deer population in a 100-square-mile area as part of a pilot project on chronic wasting...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” – Luke 21: 15 In my lifetime, this nation has committed two gross errors. 1. We as a nation, validated sodomy as a legi...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Williamsburg Public Library is pleased to be able to offer a wide selection of books in large print. Each month, thanks to a generous donation, we receive four current books from a subscription...

 

Lady Pirates Fall to Valley

Juniata Valley jumped out to a 37-10 halftime lead and cruised to a 71-28 victory at Williamsburg on Jan. 28 in high school girls’ basketball action. Leading 19-7 after one quarter, Valley broke the game open with an 18-3 run in the second half....

 

Valley, Glendale Defeat Blue Pirates

A 54-27 run spanning the second and third quarters propelled the Juniata Valley High School boys’ basketball team to a 95-63 victory over Williamsburg on Jan. 29. Williamsburg led 18-17 after the first quarter, but the Green Hornets took over en...

 

Panthers Dealt 2 Setbacks

Northern Bedford trailed throughout in a 57-31 blowout loss at Southern Fulton on Tuesday night, Jan. 29. The host Indians doubled up the Panthers in the first period, 16-8, and led 31-17 at the half. “The kids played hard, but we did not shoot...

 

CHS Continues to 'Work Hard'

It was a rough week for the Central Lady Dragon basketball team as it was able to get just one game played due to the weather. On Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2, the Dragons fell to visiting Philipsburg 49-41. The Lady Dragons took an 11-10...

 

Loss Drops C-K to 8-8 Overall

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team slipped to .500 following a 68-53 loss to visiting Mount Union on Jan. 29. The Bulldogs, who dropped to 8-8 overall, trailed 19-12 after the first quarter and 36-25 at halftime. Mount Union...

 

NB's Batzel Recognized as Certified Athletic Administrator

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has announce that Jeff Batzel, athletic director at Northern Bedford High School, has been recognized by this association as a...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The week of winter weather seems to be gone. No ice was in the calf buckets on Sunday evening and the water bowls for the horses weren't frozen, even though their door was wide open. While we worshipe...

 

North Woodbury Twp. Reorganizes for 2019

The North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors held its annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 7. Township solicitor Larry Lashinsky was appointed to chair the meeting for the purpose of taking...

 

Registration for 'K' '19-20 Classes Available Online

The Spring Cove School District has begun online registration for kindergarten classes for the 2019-20 school year. To be eligible to enter the kindergarten program, a child must be 5 or become 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2019. To complete...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady: Footsteps in the Snow

It had snowed during the day. When I arrived home, the sidewalk to the house was snow-covered and needed shoveled, but first I had to traverse the snowy path to get to the house, where the shovel sat waiting for me on the front porch. It was a light...

 

Thought for the Week: Sermon on the Sabbath III

I am not satisfied with my last two “Thoughts.” It is not that I said something wrong but I feel I did not say enough. So, I want to go over the same basic passage of Scripture Acts 13. Paul and his companions have had a 100-plus-mile sea...

 

Herald Travels to Romania

Marcia (Long) Graham of Florida traveled with Christ's Church in Jacksonville on a global mission trip in 2018 to Oradea, Romania. Travelers visited The Smiles Foundation. Graham, shown above holding...

 

Veteran's Memorial Center Gets Makeover

Wow! Long-awaited. Overdue. Looks good! Those were some of the remarks about the makeover of the Williamsburg Veteran's Memorial Center, commonly known to us affectionately as the Community Center....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

‘Tis the season for love! February – the month of love, happiness, roses and of course, something I love – chocolate. All of this month’s recipes have one thing in common – chocolate is the main ingredient. What’s not to love? Oreo Balls...

 

W. Pa. Gas Prices Down Slightly

Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are about a penny cheaper this week at $2.463 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. On the week, gas prices are one to three cents cheaper for every state in the Mid-Atlantic region....

 

Homewood Welcomes Wellness Director

Homewood at Martinsburg has announced Melissa Glunt as the new wellness director. Glunt is a graduate of Slippery Rock University, earning a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree and brings more than...

 

Homewood Names New Director of Rehab

Homewood at Martinsburg has announced Michael Koehle as its director of rehabilitation. Koehle is a graduate of St. Francis University in Loretto, earning a Bachelor of Health Science degree and a...

 

Dr. Alan Kivitz Travels to Israel

Alan J. Kivitz MD, founder of the Altoona Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center and the Altoona Center for Clinical Re- search, recently traveled to Israel where he gave several lectures and participated in several other Rheumatology events. He presented...

 

Conemaugh Physician Group Welcomes Pathologist to Area Medical Centers

Conemaugh Physician Group – Pathology has welcomed Sharif Ali, MD to its team. Dr. Ali will provide pathology services for inpatients and outpatient services at Conemaugh Memorial, Conemaugh...

 

State Attorney General Secures $120 Million Hip Device Settlement

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Jan. 22 that he and 45 other attorneys general reached a $120 million consent judgment with Johnson & Johnson and DePuy to resolve allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted its metal-on-metal hip...

 

Game Commission Warns Of Dangers In Attempting to Care for the Wildlife

In response to the incident that took place at Gifford Pinchot State Park, the Game Commission reminds the public that wildlife cannot be taken from the wild. Under Pennsylvania law, it is illegal to take or possess wildlife. These laws were put in...

 

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