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State Rep. Gregory Hollidaysburg Office Reopening

Pa. state Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) will reopen his Hollidaysburg office to walk-in visitors Monday after a temporary closure due to acts of vandalism and criminal mischief. When the office reopens, two new staff members will be greeting...

 

The Time for Action on the Mill is Now

The reported closing of the Spring Mill by Appvion is a call to action for the Morrisons Cove community, county officials and elected officials at all levels. By all reports, the Spring Mill jobs were good ones, requiring long hours and hard work...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Library Recommends

Shy, quiet Jolie Tucker is living out her dream, running a restaurant with her best friend, Ava, in their hometown. The secret to their restaurant success? Jolie's family's secret cast iron skillet...

 
 By LU NELSEN    Opinion    February 25, 2021

Cold Weather, High Demand For Electricity Highlights Need For Diverse Resources

Earlier this week, extreme weather caused power outages for much of the central United States. Bitter cold led to increased demand for electricity while also forcing significant portions of electric generation offline, leaving millions of people...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I was very disappointed in hearing the Roaring Spring paper mill closed the business. I grew up in Roaring Spring during the 60s and 70s. It was a major employer for families living in the Cove and surrounding areas. The paper mill...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 21, 1946 Many farm buildings were damaged and electrical service curtailed during a wind storm Feb. 15 in Morrisons Cove. The wind reached a velocity of 70 miles an hour as measured at the Blair County Airport. Almost the entire roof...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 24, 2011 Through Inc. Of East Freedom hosted its first ever “Souper Bowl” event on March 19, at the Freedom Center, formerly the East Freedom Elementary School. Admission to the event included drinks, bread and dessert. All...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 25, 1921 The Hicks Orchestra of Altoona, under the direction of Miss Veronica Hicks, was to present a concert at the Woodbury Methodist Church Feb. 26. In addition to the orchestra other people were to participate in the program. The...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 22, 1996 Galen Whetstone of Woodbury received a plaque from the Woodbury Community Center Board, recognizing him for his outstanding work for the Community Center. During the past year Whetstone spearheaded fund-raising for and...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 20, 1896 At the Blair County Convention of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, resolutions were adopted protesting against a bill before Congress that would provide for military drills in the public schools. Williamsburg Borough...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 25, 1971 Snow and ice that had been accumulating since the storm on New Years Day melted in a hurry when the temperatures climbed to a spring-like 53 degrees last week. But the melting snow, combined with rain on Monday, caused streams...

 

Public Notices

Executrix Notice Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary have been granted by the Register of Wills of Blair County, Pennsylvania, upon the Estate of William J. Kirsch, late of Taylor Township, Blair County, PA, deceased. All persons... Full story

 

DEATH RECORD

GATES – Bradley RJ., 35, Roaring Spring HENRY – W. Gene, 88, Martinsburg IMLER – Randy, 57, Woodbury... Full story

 

BRADLEY RJ GATES

Bradley RJ Gates, 35, of Roaring Spring, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. He was born July 17, 1985, in Roaring Spring, the son of Steven L. Gates and Lisa A. (Nofsker) Peel. He...

 

W. GENE HENRY

W. Gene Henry, 88, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 17, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born Aug. 11, 1932, at the original Nason Hospital in...

 

RANDY IMLER

Randy Imler, 57, of Woodbury, passed away Feb. 18, 2021, at his home. He was born March 23, 1963, in Roaring Spring, son of Robert Imler Sr. and Myrtle Jane (Young) Hanks. He was united in marriage...

 

Red Cross Seeks Healthy Donors Following Storm

Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood and platelet donations. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those wit...

 

Start Thinking About Financial Planning Now

Financial planning has become a catchphrase in recent years, and it’s something many consumers may not fully understand. Learning some key components of financial planning can help people have more capital on hand to help them achieve their short-...

 

Behaviors That Can Hurt Your Credit Score

Credit plays a vital role in helping people realize their personal and financial goals. A good credit score can help people qualify for favorable home loan terms, ultimately paving the way for them...

 

Lady Dragons' Win Streak at 7

A 25-12 halftime lead was enough to help host Central hold off Penns Valley in high school girls' basketball action on Feb. 17, 49-44. Penns Valley rallied in the second half behind a 32-24 run,...

 

NB Girls Earn Second Win

Northern Bedford’s girls Basketball team improved to 2-7 with a come-from-behind 37-34 win over Southern Fulton on Feb. 17. NB trailed 14-8 after one period before forging a 22-all tie at the half. The Panthers celebrated senior night by...

 

Lady Pirates Raise Mark to 7-2

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team held visiting Moshannon Valley to single-digit scoring in all four quarters Feb. 16 en route to a 51-16 victory. WHS led 17-2 after one quarter and 32-7 at the break. The Lady Pirates had a 19-9 s...

 

CKHS Girls Win 3 of 4 Games

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team traveled to Meyersdale on Feb. 16 and was handed a 49-39 setback. Meyersdale led 26-24 at halftime and had a 23-15 scoring advantage in the second half. Juniors Rebekah Claar (three...

 

Central's Andrew McMonagle Qualifies for SW 2A Regionals

The Central High School wrestling team crowned four champions and won the team title at the Distirct 6 Class 2A Section 3 Tournament at Central Cambria High School on Feb. 16. The Dragons won the...

 

NB Hands WHS First Loss

The Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team came to Northern Bedford on Feb. 16 sporting a spotless 6-0 record but left with its first blemish of the season. Northern Bedford went on an early fourth-period run that proved to be the differenc...

 

Blue Pirates Improve to 9-1

The Williamsburg High School boys' basketball team rebounded from its only loss of the season with a 94-45 victory over visiting Moshannon Valley on Feb. 17. After suffering a 67-57 loss at Northern Bedford on Feb. 16, the Blue Pirates raced to a...

 

Bulldogs Pick Up First Victory

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team almost picked up its first win of the season Feb. 16. C-K fell by one point to visiting Moshannon Valley, 49-48. Moshannon Valley led 16-10 after one quarter and 25-19 at halftime. C-K...

 

Dragons Rout Huntingdon by 34

Undefeated Bedford ended Central’s three-game winning streak in high school boys’ basketball action Feb. 16, scoring a 54-39 victory. Central was led by sophomore Eli Lingenfelter’s 17 points. Senior Hunter Klotz added eight points. • CHS...

 

Curve to Open Season Tuesday, May 4

The Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, announced the complete game schedule for the 2021 Double-A Northeast League season on Thursday. The franchise's 23rd season of professional baseball features a slate of no fewer than 6...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 25, 2021

Funeral Homes Adapting to Virus Measures

Mourning the loss of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic has created a challenge for families and funeral directors alike. Social distancing mandates have forced many to either alter or forgo...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The purple fabric in my hand lost my attention as my eyes strayed to the woods. Its glittering, ice-coated scenery seemed to call me away from my sewing machine. When the sun began to shine through...

 

NB Middle School Recognizes February Students

Northern Bedford County Middle School has announced its Students of the Months for February. February Grade 8 – Jackie Clevenger, daughter of Colin and Wendy Clevenger Grade 8 – Wyatt Clouse, son of Dwight and Brianna Clouse Grade 7 – Morgan...

 

Lines by Lee

Some people find the number 13 to be unlucky for some reason. I never heard the reasoning behind that superstition. Some tall buildings go from floor 12 to floor 14 just to avoid the dreaded number. O...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Matthew 5:3 & 23:13 St. Matthew 5:4 & 23:14 St. Matthew 5:5 & 23:15 St. Matthew 5:6 & 23:16-22 St. Matthew 5:7 & 23:23-24 St. Matthew 5:8 & 23:25-28 St....

 

Bedford County Dairy Promotion Committee Seeks Contestants

Hey girls, are you interesting in traveling, meeting new people and having the opportunity to also receive incentives as well as community service credits for an exciting year? Why not get involved in the Bedford County Dairy Princess program. We...

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Easter wells are colorful, traditional decorations in Germany and Franconian Switzerland. The custom of Osterbrunnen, which started in the early 20th century, includes decorating public fountains and wells with Easter eggs. The tradition begins on...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 25, 2021

Community Mourns Loss of W. Gene Henry

Martinsburg and the entire Cove community is mourning the passing of the man former Martinsburg Borough Manager Randy Stoltz called "Mr. Martinsburg." W. Gene Henry, who passed away Wednesday, Feb....

 

James Wentz: Gene Henry Had Business Sense

W. Gene Henry of Martinsburg has passed away. I interviewed him in 1997 for a personality profile and to respectfully ask about the source of his wealth. Henry made news that year by buying his...

 

Area Callers Must Dial '814' Area Code Starting April 3

Morrisons Cove is in a region which will be required to use 10-digit telephone numbers for all telephone calls beginning on Saturday, April 3, 2021. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) ha...

 

Nason Foundation Funds 500 Pulse Oximeters for Local Practices

The Nason Foundation Board of Directors has an understanding of the healthcare industry and the local needs and opportunities. The organization is helping and improving the quality and well-being of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 25, 2021

Reward for Missing Claysburg Woman Increased to $10,000

A $10,000 reward is now being offered for information into the disappearance of a Claysburg woman nearly a decade ago. Fawn Marie Mountain was last seen in 2012. In June 2018, the Herald ran a story...

 

Spring Cove Honors Larry Kulp, Accepts Rhykerd's Resignation

The Feb. 16 regular Board of Directors meeting for the Spring Cove School District was held virtually at 7 p.m. Under special recognitions, a Resolution of Respect was given for F. Larry Kulp, to honor his memory for faithful service as a Spring...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 25, 2021

Roaring Spring Man Jailed in Assault of Adult and Juvenile

A Roaring Spring man is behind bars after police said he assaulted a woman and 7-year-old boy. Shawn M. Aman, 43, was arrested after troopers with the Hollidaysburg State Police were called to a home...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    February 25, 2021

Claysburg-Kimmel District Says Goodbye to Three Employees

The Claysburg-Kimmel School District will say its goodbyes to three employees with more than 100 years of service to the district at the conclusion of the 2020-21 school year. The district’s board of directors during the Feb. 12 meeting approved...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    February 25, 2021

Claysburg Man, 38, Jailed for Assault

A Claysburg man is behind bars after police said he assaulted his girlfriend, forcing her to seek treatment at a local hospital. Joshua S. Claycomb, 38, was arrested after police were called twice to...

 

For the Love of Dairy and Love of Baking

For Twila Bigelow and her daughter Kristin of Williamsburg, the love of baking has always been an important part of their lives. "My mom was always a good cook, and a good baker," Kristin said....

 

Brown Provides Perspective to W-burg School Board

Christina Brown, a long-tenured third-grade teacher at Williamsburg Elementary School, spoke during the Thursday evening, Feb. 18, Williamsburg Community School Board meeting. Brown called teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic an “unprecedented...

 

Woodbury Twp. Raises Wages of Winter Plowers

During the Feb. 4 Woodbury Township regular meeting in Williamsburg, the supervisors discussed increasing the wages for the township’s part-time CDL drivers who are involved in winter plowing for the township. The wage was increased to $14.82 per...

 

Pa. Lawmakers Begin Budget Hearings

Pennsylvania’s House and Senate Appropriations Committees are holding a series of hearings from mid-February to late April as part of the process to establish the next state budget. Lawmakers from both parties will have opportunities to talk to...

 

Penn State Extension to Host Virtual Conference on Starting, Improving Farms

Potential farmers and small and part-time producers are encouraged to attend the virtual Starting and Improving Farms Conference, which will detail various aspects of agricultural production and help individuals in their farm journey. This...

 

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