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 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 28, 2019

Friends, Family Search for Missing Bakers Summit Man

On Jan. 19, Matthew W. Smith, of Bakers Summit, was dropped off at a home just north of Freedom Township in Brooks Mills, Blair Township. That was the last time anyone has seen or heard from him. On...

 

State Workers Average $100,000+ in Compensation

With most state employee contracts expiring in June, Gov. Tom Wolf and government employee union leaders are negotiating behind closed doors over agreements worth more than $3 billion. How much, exactly, will taxpayers be on the hook for? We won’t...

 

Changes Forthcoming to Park's 'J4' Celebration In 2019

The Board of Directors at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg, would like to invite community members to its next regularly scheduled meeting, which will occur at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4,...

 

Let's End Government Shutdowns For Good

The second government shutdown in 2019 thankfully did not occur. Instead, our president chose to use other methods to get his much-needed wall on the southern border of the United States. A shutdown...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 28, 2019

Duncansville Man Jailed For Alleged Claysburg Apartment Break-In

A Duncansville man who police said broke into a Claysburg apartment and assaulted a woman is behind bars. On Feb. 19, Greenfield and Freedom Township police were called to an apartment along Penndale...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

The small town of Castle Rock is the setting of some of Stephen King's most memorable tales. Like in so many small towns, everyone in Castle Rock seems to know everything almost before it ever...

 

Pa. AG Warns of Scams Related to Income-Tax Time

As tax season gets underway, Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro is warning consumers about fraudulent calls and scams from criminals impersonating IRS agents. Many scams involve the caller telling people that they need to send money right away or...

 

CAROLYN SUE (GODFREY) KITTLE-SHULTZ

Carolyn Sue (Godfrey) Kittle-Shultz, 79, of Williamsburg RR, went home to be with The Lord late Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at her residence. A funeral was held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at Grace Pointe...

 

MARY IRENE WAREHAM

Mary Irene Wareham, 89, of Martinsburg, passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 16, 2019, at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 1:30 until the 3 p.m. funeral service...

 

RICK RAYMOND EASTEP

Rick Raymond Eastep of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and formerly of Elora, Ontario, was born on Jan. 27, 1986, and went missing on Jan. 7, 2019, while hiking on the Lost Coast Trail in northern...

 

Little Rock Remedies to Benefit Roaring Spring Library

Each year as part of its anniversary celebration, Little Rock Natural Remedies Inc., Roaring Spring, hosts annual fundraisers which benefit local non-profits throughout the community. Consequently, Little Rock Natural Remedies Inc. has elected to...

 

Beaver, Philly and Luzerne Had State's Highest Dropout Rates During 2016-17

Of Pennsylvania's counties, 10 had dropout rates above the state average of 1.7 percent in 2016-17, according to data from the Pennsylvania State Data Center and the U.S. Census Bureau. Males had...

 
 By Dave Lemery    News    February 28, 2019

Pa. Senators Promote Changes to Absentee Balloting in State

When Pennsylvania state Sen. Mike Folmer unveiled a package of election reforms that he and his Senate colleagues were rolling out for the new legislative session, what he emphasized repeatedly was not the fact that the proposals had bipartisan...

 

A Very Close Call

Morrisons Cove and surrounding areas sustained high-powered winds on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 24-25, which knocked down trees and power lines and caused widespread power outages. Above, two large pine...

 

Pack 57 at Webelos Klondike

The Webelos Klondike was held at Camp Anderson on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Webelos Scouts used skills that they have learned through their years of Cub Scouting and competed at 10 stations that were...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    February 28, 2019

Power Reunion Honors Members, Past and Present

The annual Southern Cove Power Reunion and Tractor Pull Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Replogle School Building, New Enterprise. President Nathan Hershberger gave the welcome,...

 

Hot Water Restored at M-burg Laundry

The owners of the Soap Box Laundromat, Martinsburg, are pleased to announce that hot water has been restored to the facility. The boiler that generated hot water for the washing machines "failed...

 

Too Much Stuff

Yesterday, my adorable neighbor girl came knocking at my door. She announced proudly that she was selling "stuff" and wanted to know if I would buy something. Just a couple days earlier, she was walki...

 

Claysburg Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Claysburg Area Hall of Fame Committee has announced the induction of its sixth class of inductees on Saturday, April 6, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium. The ceremony will begin...

 

March Is Designated MS Month

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has designated March as MS Awareness Month, according to Sharon O’Keiff Fusco, manager of the Duncansville office of the Society’s Keystone Chapter. Founded in 1946, the National Multiple Sclerosis...

 

Two Deer Test Positive for CWD

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Feb. 21 announced that a doe on a Bethel Township, Fulton County, breeding farm, and a buck on a Bloom Township, Clearfield County, hunting preserve have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. Both...

 

Snow Doesn't Slow USPS

Morrisons Cove and surrounding areas received more than six inches of snow on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The snow began to fall during the morning hours and eventually turned over to freezing rain in the...

 

A Total Loss

Fire tore through this home along Deer Lane, just off Donnertown Road, Freedom Township. Crews were called to the scene at around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, to find the structure fully...

 

Shawnee Park Suffers Wind Damage

Roaring Spring Lions Shawnee Park suffered damage from the high winds on Sunday night, Feb. 24. Shown is some of the damage. The Lions Club had two large trees come down – one landing on a small...

 

Central Pesticide Meeting Rescheduled for March 12

A make-up date for the Central High School pesticide meeting that was scheduled for Feb. 12 has been set for 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at the Central High School cafeteria, Martinsburg. The February meeting was cancelled due to the closure...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: A Word of Caution

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the research Dr. Frank Bastian of Louisiana State University (LSU) is doing regarding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). In the column I included an address where you can...

 

Mowry Qualifies for State Championships

Northern Bedford High School senior Austin Mowry has qualified for the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships. Mowry earned a spot in the state championships, scheduled for March 7-9 at Hershey, with a fifth-place finish in the 170-pound weight class...

 

Jr. Dragon Wrestlers Compete

Dragon junior high wrestlers competed in the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Championship Area 2 Section 4 qualifier on Feb. 18-19. The top two advanced to the Area 2 Regional Tournament on Feb. 24 at...

 

Elementary Wrestlers Compete

Dragon elementary wrestlers competed in the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Area 2 Section 4 qualifier Tournament. The top two in each division qualified for the Area 2 Regional Tournament at...

 

Hunting with Semiautomatic Riffles will Wait, PGC Says

Semiautomatic centerfire rifles will not become lawful for hunting big game in the 2019-20 seasons. After receiving input from the public and key members of the General Assembly, and noting the board already is considering several significant...

 

Williamsburg Teams Knocked from Playoffs

The high school girls’ basketball season for Williamsburg came to a close on Feb. 18 in the quarterfinals of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs. Sixth-seeded Williamsburg traveled to No. 3 Purchase Line and returned with a 54-36 loss. The Lady...

 

Bearcats Claw Dragons, 40-27

To reach the state playoffs, the Central Dragon basketball team needed to defeat two top Mountain League rivals – Tyrone and Huntingdon – in the District 6 4A playoffs. Central was able to...

 

Lady Dragons Finish Year 12-12

The Central Lady Dragons entered the District 6 3A playoffs as the number eight seed and hosted Mountain League foe Philipsburg-Osceola, a team they had split two previous games with. The Lady Dragons used stellar defense, holding P-O (now 10-12) to...

 

C-K Teams Fall in D-6 Playoffs

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team, making its second postseason appearance in the last four years, lost in the opening round of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs on Feb. 19. The Bulldogs, seeded ninth, fell on the road at...

 

CHS Gymnasts at State Meet

Three Central High School gymnasts competed this past weekend at the 2019 PA Classic State Gymnastics Championships at Moon Area High School, Moon Township, Pittsburgh. They were (from left): Leah...

 

EL to Change to Split-Season Format

The Eastern League of Professional Baseball, which includes the Altoona Curve, has announced the league will be changing its playoff format from a full-season format to a split-season format. Under the new format, the first-place team from each...

 

KEGLER'S KORNER

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies' League standings for the week of Jan. 29 are: W L Dreamsicles 15 1 Candy Apples 12 4 Cake Pops 8 8 Sugar Daddys 7 9 Corn Dogs 6 10 High scores: Team series: Dreamsicles...

 

PGC Seeks Landowners' Help

Isolated cases of Chronic Wasting Disease recently have been found in parts of Clearfield, Jefferson and Franklin counties. Hoping to stamp out these new CWD infections, the Game Commission as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Wildlife...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The sound of breaking ice was loud under the steel tractor wheels on Tuesday morning as my husband and I went for an unusual excursion across the ice-encrusted, snowy fields. The bright sunbeams...

 

CHS Names 'Student of the Month'

Central High School senior Caden Hazenstab has been named the Rotary "Student of the Month" for February. He is the son of Shane and Danielle Hoover. Caden's school activities include Mock Trial, Nati...

 

Glass Slipper Project Planned

United Way of Blair County, in partnership with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center, is again offering the Glass Slipper Project, a prom gown distribution program available to all local middle-, junior- and high-school students....

 

Tools Available to Improve School Safety

State Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) on Feb. 15 highlighted the new tools the General Assembly has made available to identify threats and improve school security. Act 44 of 2018 made several important improvements to school safety, including: $60 Million in...

 

Lines By Lee: The Truth from Ruth: Part 1

The book of Ruth is only four chapters long and named after the star of the story. It is easy to overlook the truths of the book or relegate it to a ladies Bible study. I thought it might be...

 

Thought for the Week: It Happens A Lot

Persecution came against Christians and Christian teaching at Pisidian Antioch. Persecution happens a lot. I wish it only happened against Christians, but unfortunately sometimes Christians do the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 28, 2019

Long-time Cove Business Changes Owners

Since 1991 motorists driving down State Route 164 saw the sign for Over's Country Store, a Cove staple for more than 46 years. Soon the sign will change, but the business people have come to rely on...

 

Red Cross: Severe Shortage of Type O Blood

The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter. Type O blood is...

 

Mount Aloysius College Offers Free Tax Help

Area residents needing assistance with their tax returns this year can find it with the help of Mount Aloysius College (Cresson) students through the Mount Aloysius College Volunteer Income Tax Assist...

 

CBT Bank Donates $2,000 To Educational Foundation

CBT Bank, a division of Riverview Bank, recently made a $2,000 donation to the Spring Cove Educational Foundation as part of its ongoing participation in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)...

 

North Woodbury Twp. Hears Update on Oakview Estates

The North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Feb. 7 at the township building. Nick Fanelli was present to address the board on the progress of Oakview Estates. Larry Lashinsky, solicitor, made it...

 

Williamsburg Community Mourns Two of Its Own

Pastor Lori Lower has said of Williamsburg that we as a community are "filled with faith and love." At the beginning of this month, that faith and love was put through one of its toughest obstacles...

 

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