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  • Public Notices April 25, 2019

    Apr 25, 2019

    Estate Notice Letters have been granted on the Estate of the following decedent to the representatives named who request all persons having claims against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same to them or their attorney, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payment to them without delay. In the Matter of the Estate of Vivian L. Eckhard, late of Antis Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania. Executrix Lori L. Rice 15480 Suffolk Lane Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 and Sandee L. Kitt 526 East Bell Avenue Altoona, PA 16602 Attorney... Full story

  • Fingerprint Leads to Arrest in Claysburg Burglary

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Apr 25, 2019

    A single fingerprint match has led to the arrest of a man in connection with the burglary of a Claysburg home last September. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township Police, William Phoenix McKinley Dibert, 22, of Claysburg, entered a home along Hilltop Road, Claysburg, through an unlocked window and allegedly stole $40 in cash from a bedroom. According to police, the victim said she had left her home and locked her bedroom door with a deadbolt and closed her window, and when she...

  • Curve Tickets Giveaway for Friday, May 10

    Apr 25, 2019
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    We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Erie SeaWolves at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary, but you must register to be able to comment. Click the "Free Trial" link to complete your registration.) The Herald will randomly select one lucky winner at noon on Thursday, May 2. The winner must claim the tickets in person at the Herald office during regular business hours AND must show ID as proof.... Full story

  • Autopsy: Man Found on Nason Dr. was Victim of Hit and Run

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Apr 25, 2019

    An Everett man found dead along Nason Drive in Roaring Spring on Thursday morning, April 18, was the victim of a hit and run. State Police, Hollidaysburg, said John R. Garner, 64, had gone to the emergency department at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center on Wednesday evening, April 17, for treatment of a laceration. Police said Garner was discharged at approximately 6:30 p.m. and hospital surveillance video showed him leaving the hospital on foot. Garner was reported missing when he did not return home. Garner’s body was found at around 9 a.m....

  • Curve Tickets Giveaway for Saturday, May 11

    Apr 25, 2019
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    We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Erie SeaWolves at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary, but you must register to be able to comment. Click the "Free Trial" link to complete your registration.) The Herald will randomly select one lucky winner at noon on Thursday, May 2. The winner must claim the tickets in person at the Herald office during regular business hours AND must show ID as proof.... Full story

  • Blair County Asks Citizens to 'Get Involved' to Prevent Child Abuse

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Apr 25, 2019

    April is Child Abuse Awareness month and on Wednesday, April 17, Blair County officials, law enforcement and citizens gathered in front of the courthouse to raise a flag and shine a spotlight on child abuse. Every year child protection agencies across the United States receive more than 3.6 million complaints involving more than 6 million children involved in suspected child abuse. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in four children in the U.S. experience some form of child...

  • Police to Collect Unneeded Drugs on Saturday

    Apr 25, 2019

    Martinsburg Borough Police will be collecting unused, unwanted and expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at James Drug Store, located inside C&S Family Markets in Martinsburg. This will be a safe and proper way for citizens to dispose of outdated and unused medications, keeping them off the streets. Other locations on Saturday will be the Blair County Sheriff Office, located in front of the Blair County Courthouse, 423 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg; and at Thompson’s Pharmacy in Altoona, 600 E. Chestnut Ave. The event...

  • Geese Enjoy Mild Weather

    Apr 25, 2019

    Geese* enjoyed the mild weather on Tuesday, April 16, beside Henry's Pond in Martinsburg. According to accuweather.com, temperatures climbed to 64 degrees, surpassing the average of 60 for that day. During the past week, temperatures have been in the 60s and 70s, according to AccuWeather. *The Herald wants to make it clear that photo contributor Mr. Zacker identified these animals as "geese."...

  • Roaring Spring Woman Facing Stolen Checks, Credit Card Fraud Charges

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Apr 25, 2019

    A Roaring Spring woman has been arrested for stealing checks and using the credit cards of a man she was hired to help. Tonya J. White, 36, of Roaring Spring, faces multiple felony counts of forgery, access device fraud, theft and receiving stolen property after police said she used the victim’s credit cards and forged checks without his knowledge. According to the charges, White had been hired to help the victim, a Roaring Spring man, with housework and paying his bills. The victim told police that most of the work was done in November and...

  • SHIRLEY JEAN (HULL) HERSHBERGER

    Apr 25, 2019

    Shirley J. Hershberger, 89, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of New Enterprise and Kutztown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, April 16, 2019, at the home with her family by her side. A celebration of Shirley's life was held on Friday, April 19, at the Bice Chapel at Homewood at Martinsburg. The Rev. Jerry McCuller Jr. officiated. Shirley was born on Oct. 1, 1929, in South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, daughter of the late Clay E. Sr. and Mary A. (Shaffer) Hull.... Full story

  • PASTOR RODNEY LYNN LINGENFELTER

    Apr 25, 2019

    Pastor Rodney Lynn Lingenfelter, 71, closed his eyes at last in this broken world and opened them again in his eternal home by receiving his promise of eternal life from his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A funeral was held on Tuesday, April 23, at Grace Fellowship Church in Juniata, Altoona. Pastor Mark E. Lingenfelter officiated. Interment was made in Alto-Reste Park. Military honors were provided by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard. His desire was to help... Full story

  • VERA MARIE LARATONDA

    Apr 25, 2019

    Vera Marie Laratonda, 81, of Hollidaysburg, died on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona, following complications from Alzheimer's disease. Friends will be received from 10 a.m.. until the 1 p.m.. funeral today, Thursday April 25, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Altoona. Pastor John Collins will officiate. Interment will take place in Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, Altoona. Vera was born on Dec. 17, 1937, at the family home in Loretto, daughter of... Full story

  • FRED E. PHILLIPS

    Apr 25, 2019

    Fred E. Phillips, 84, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Friday evening, April 19, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A funeral with military honors was held on Tuesday, April 23, at Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church. Pastor Brian McCall, Pastor J. Brant Leidy and Daniel Horton officiated. Private interment was held in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. Fred was born on July 6, 1934, along Clover Creek in rural Martinsburg, son of the late James H. and Shirley (Burket)... Full story

  • JEAN B. WILKINSON

    Apr 25, 2019

    Jean B. Wilkinson, 82, of Roaring Spring, died unexpectedly on Sunday evening, April 21, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following complications of a stroke. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday April 26, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral on Saturday, April 27, at Christ Church, Roaring Spring. Pastor Joel Kletzing will officiate. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. Jean was born on Dec. 4, 1936, in Williamsburg, the daughter of the late Richard and Virgie (Lynn)... Full story

  • JANET R. PARTHEMORE

    Apr 25, 2019

    Janet R. Parthemore, 86, of Woodbury, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at home. A funeral service was held on Monday, April 22, at Bare Memorial Church of God, Roaring Spring. Janet was laid to rest at Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury, following the service at the church. Daughter of the late Arthur and Jessie (Myers) Rayle, she was born on May 31, 1932, in Marion Township, Henry County, Ohio. Janet was born and raised on her parents' farm. She graduated from Findlay College, Findl... Full story

  • Pennsylvania Voters Should Request Absentee Ballots Early for May Primary

    Apr 25, 2019

    Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar has encouraged eligible Pennsylvania voters to submit applications for primary election absentee ballots before the May 14 deadline. Under the state election code, applications for absentee ballots must be received no later than one week before Election Day. For this year’s May 21 primary election, the deadline falls on Tuesday, May 14. Voted ballots must be received by the appropriate county election office by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17. Absentee ballots may be cast by individuals with illnesses or...

  • Claysburg-Kimmel FBLA Chapter Sending 18 to Nationals

    Apr 25, 2019

    The Claysburg-Kimmel chapter of Future Business Leaders of America had a very successful time at the 2019 Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference on April 7 through April 10 at Hershey. C-K had 23 members who earned their way to the stage at the state conference, placing within the top nine in their respective categories. Of the 23, 18 and one middle-level member have quailed for the FBLA National Leadership Conference (NLC) in San Antonio. They will represent...

  • Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

    Apr 25, 2019

    "Dannemora" is written by Charles A. Gardner. This nonfiction book tells the account of the largest manhunt ever in New York state. The book follows the escape and ultimate capture of convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat. Gardner is a former corrections officer who spent 25 years working in different prisons including the maximum-security prison, Clinton Correctional Facility, in Dannemora, New York. He writes the story with the unique perspective of a lifelong resident of New York...

  • Growng Older and Other Blessings – By Linda Williams

    Linda Williams, Correspondent|Apr 25, 2019

  • Conservation Program Signup is Underway

    ANNA JOHNSON, Policy Associate Center for Rural Affairs|Apr 25, 2019

  • 10 Years Ago

    Apr 25, 2019

    Herald of April 25, 2009 Two Morrisons Cove Memorial Park board presidents from the 1960s were honored during the 2009 Celebration Dinner held at the Ken and Gladys Weaver Banquet Facility on April 18. Honored and thanked for their service were Rex W. Hershberger, who was president in 1960, and Stanley G. Ormsby, who was president in 1967. Mr. Hersherger was present and accepted his award. Mr. Ormsby was unable to be present and his award was accepted by his son, Nate Ormsby, who currently serves on the board. Current park board President...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Apr 25, 2019

    Herald of April 21, 1994 Lori Feathers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Feathers of Martinsburg RD 2, was graduated from the American University in Washington, D.C., in January with two degrees: a Juris Doctorate degree and a master’s degree in international relations. Miss Feathers is a 1986 graduate of Central High School and a 1990 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. Mrs. Mae Scholink, formerly of Roaring Spring and now residing at the Homewood Retirement Center, was honored April 7 at the Morrisons Cove Republican Club’s “Meet...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Apr 25, 2019

    Herald of April 24, 1969 Nason Hospital will be advertising for bids in the near future for the construction of an addition. The specifications for the addition, expected to cost in the neighborhood of $750,000, have been prepared by the architect and now are being reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare. As soon as the state has stamped its approval on the plans, the hospital will advertise for construction bids. The state is progressing with its review and approval is expected shortly, according to Mrs. Thelma Bergstresser,...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Apr 25, 2019

    Herald of April 27, 1944 A card received recently by Mr. and Mrs. Chester Horton of Salemville relieved very much their anxiety as to the welfare of their son, Staff Sergeant Harold F. Horton, who is a prisoner in a German camp, presumably some place in Italy. The Horton Family had been notified in February that their son was missing in action over Italy since Jan. 29. After that they got no further word from the War department, but their anxiety caused them to get in touch with the Red Cross, which was able to locate their son in a prison camp...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Apr 25, 2019

    Herald of April 25, 1919 Easter Sunday was a busy day among the local churches here and a number of interesting services were conducted. Besides some regular services, the Holy Communion was celebrated in the Reformed and Lutheran churches. An Easter program was rendered by the Sunday school of the Methodist church on Sunday morning, and in the evening a special Easter service was held in the Reformed church. At the Church of God the graduating exercises of the class in Teacher Training were held in the evening. Charles B. Brua, for a number...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Apr 25, 2019

    Herald of April 19, 1894 An attorney named Beers from Altoona was being sought in the Cove area after his wife reported him missing. He was last seen on March 23 in Martinsburg, where he registered at the hotel under his own name. The next day Attorney Beers bought a livery and rode away from town, and he had not been seen since. Mrs. Beers claimed that there were no domestic problems that would have driven her husband away from their Altoona home. Mary Royer, 8, the only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. S.M. Royer of Martinsburg, died of diphtheria. A...

  • Guest Commentary

    Apr 25, 2019

  • The Herald Announces May 16 Special Election Section

    Apr 25, 2019

    The Morrisons Cove Herald will be publishing a guide to the 2019 Primary Election in the May 16 edition. The guide will include information about the candidates for local offices. In addition to candidates, there are other matters of Cove-area interest on the May ballot, including alcohol sales questions for Roaring Spring and the Altoona-Blair County Airport. Candidates for local offices are urged to contact the Herald to provide information about themselves and their positions. The Herald will publish basic information about each candidate fo...

  • Martinsburg May Soon Hire Full-Time Police Officer

    Apr 25, 2019

    The time may be near for Martinsburg Borough Council to hire the police department’s third full-time officer. During council’s April meeting, Chief of Police Kerry L. Hoover said Attorney Matthew P. Gieg of Gieg Law Offices, Altoona, – the borough’s solicitor – verified with Attorney Brendan J. Moran of the Beard Legal Group, Altoona, that Martinsburg doesn’t need the Police Civil Service Commission in order to hire a third full-time officer. Once a third full-time officer is hired, Chief Hoover said council will then need to assemb...

  • NPC Named Pa. FBLA Business Partnership of the Year

    Apr 25, 2019

    NPC Inc. was recently recognized as an outstanding partner from the business sector that has contributed to the success of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda on the local, state and/or national levels. Chapters from across Pennsylvania nominate business organizations based on criteria established by Pennsylvania FBLA. The members of Claysburg-Kimmel FBLA nominated NPC Inc. and the company was chosen as the recipient for the 2018-19 school year. Sherri Steward and Brian White...

  • Claysburg-Kimmel's Michael Baker Elected to FBLA Office

    Apr 25, 2019

    C-K's Michael Baker has been elected to a Pennsylvania FBLA state office. The Claysburg-Kimmel chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference held in Hershey, on April 7-10. One of C-K's members, Michael Baker, served this past year on the 2018-2019 Pennsylvania FBLA state officer team as vice president at large. Michael, a junior at Claysburg-Kimmel, is the son of Mike and Cheryl Baker of Claysburg and has been elected as secretary for the 2019-20 school year. The process included a len...

  • Central High School Names Rotary 'Students of the Month' for April

    Apr 25, 2019

    Central High School, Martinsburg, has announced its last two Rotary "Students of the Month" for the 2018-19 school year. The "Student of the Month" for April is Katie Ponder, daughter of Jim and Lisa Ponder. Her school activities include band, chorus, marching band, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association festivals, Student Council, editor of the Yearbook Club, National Honor Society and SHH. Katie's hobbies and interests include music, volleyball, singing and reading. Honors and awards she...

  • DUI Task Force to Be Out and About in Blair

    Apr 25, 2019

    The Blair County DUI Task Force will conduct one or more events this week. Sobriety checkpoints are well lighted and manned by uniformed officers. Roving patrols utilize uniformed officers in marked police vehicles. Motorists are reminded to always be alert while in the vicinity of emergency personnel and vehicles. Remember Pennsylvania’s “Move Over Law.” Cops In Shops utilize police officers, either in uniform or wearing civilian attire. Officers may pose as employees or customers of six pack stores and distributors in an attempt to...

  • Candidates for Commissioner to Debate May 2

    Apr 25, 2019

    The Central Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women will host a debate with Republican candidates running for Blair County Commissioner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at the Altoona Grand Hotel ballroom. Professor Matthew Arenault, assistant professor of political science at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, and his students will be moderator for the event. The dinner menu will begin at 6 p.m. For more information about the event, contact Vicky Collins at (814) 931-4194 or by emailing [email protected]....

  • Municipal

    Apr 25, 2019

    Harassment State Police, Bedford, have charged Alexis Dively, 24, of Martinsburg, with harassment by physical contact. Police said Dively punched a 27-year-old Flinton woman in the face at a residence along Brumbaugh Road, South Woodbury Township, on April 16. Two-Vehicle Crash State Police, Hollidaysburg responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Brumbaugh Road and Cove Lane Road on April 18. Police said a car driven by Jeremy A. Steele, 20, of Roaring Spring, was stopped at a stop sign on Brumbaugh Road. He turned left onto Cove...

  • The Sportsman's Corner

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|Apr 25, 2019

    For several years on the opening day of gobbler season, my son, Bob, killed toms in the same woodlot. During my early scouting excursions last spring, it appeared that Bob might be able to repeat his previous seasons' successes; but about two weeks prior to the season the turkeys vanished from there and did not return. We had to hunt one of the other locations where I had been hearing gobblers. Opening day found us set up in an oak grove where I had heard a gobbler just the day before. I had tol...

  • CKHS Softball Has 8 Wins to 2 Losses

    Apr 25, 2019

    Claysburg-Kimmel won three of four during the past week in high school softball action. The Lady Bulldogs were 8-2 through their first 10 games. C-K 6, B-A 4 At B-A on April 16, C-K rallied for a 6-4 victory. C-K led 3-1, before B-A scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Lady Bulldogs then scored three runs in the sixth to squeeze out the win. C-K had 12 hits on the day, including six for extra bases. Harleigh Cavender, Emily Claar, Megan Hartman and Rebekah Claar each doubled and had two hits. Emily Claar also homered, drove...

  • Lady Pirates 4-4 On Softball Field

    Apr 25, 2019

    Williamsburg lost two of three during the past week in high school softball action. The Lady Pirates were 4-4 through their first eight games. West Branch 2, WHS 1 At Williamsburg on April 16, West Branch earned a 2-1 victory. Runs in the third and seventh gave West Branch a 2-0 lead. Williamsburg scored once in the home half of the seventh to set the final score. Ashley Brubaker (double) and Morgan Webb each had two of the Lady Pirates’ five hits. Desiree Kyle drove in Brubaker with the team’s only run. Emily Frederick fanned nine in the...

  • Defense Dooms Lady Dragons in 2 Defeats

    Apr 25, 2019

    The Central Lady Dragon softball team lost two tough Mountain Conference games last week, dropping its record to 5-4 on the season. Clearfield 4, CHS 1 Homestanding Clearfield scored once in the second inning and added three in the third. That’s all Clearfield would need as they held the Dragons to just one run in the 4-1 victory. Each team had only four hits but Central’s defense committed seven errors. Maddi Metzler drove home the Lady Dragon run in the seventh. Dylan Claycomb took the loss for Central. PV 7, CHS 5 The Lady Dragons took...

  • Two Defeats Send NBC Softball to 5-3 on Year

    Apr 25, 2019

    Northern Bedford dropped its two games in the past week in high school softball action. The two setbacks dropped the Lady Panthers to 5-3 overall. Everett 14, NB 4 (5) At Northern Bedford on April 16, Everett broke open a tight game with seven runs in the fifth en route to a 14-4 victory in a game called after five innings because of the mercy rule. Everett led 6-1 before Northern Bedford pulled to within 6-4 after three innings. Everett then scored once in the fourth followed by the big seven-run frame. Alaina Stuckey led NB with two hits....

  • C-K Baseball Team Falls to .500 Mark

    Apr 25, 2019

    Claysburg-Kimmel lost two of three during the past week in high school baseball action. The Bulldogs were 6-6 through their first 12 games. B-A 13, C-K 1 At C-K on April 16, Bellwood-Antis scored seven runs in the sixth en route to a 13-1, six-inning victory. B-A scored twice in the first, before C-K scored its only run of the game in the second. The Blue Devils added three in the third and one in the fifth, before its big inning in the sixth. The Bulldogs managed just two hits – singles by Zach McCarty and Kobe Harr. McCarty drove in Kyle Gl...

  • Lack of Hits Hurts CHS in 2 Setbacks

    Apr 25, 2019

    It turned out to be a tough week for the 7-5 Central Dragons baseball team as they fell twice on the road in Mountain League games. After losing a tight 4-0 pitchers’ dual to Tyrone, the Dragons were pummeled at Penns Valley 17-2. Tyrone 4, CHS 0 Pitchers for both Central and Tyrone were locked in early as the game was scoreless after four innings. In the bottom of the fifth, the Golden Eagles tallied four runs and were able to keep the Dragons off the scoreboard. Central was outhit 9-4 in the loss and had trouble sustaining any momentum....

  • First 'W' Elusive for CHS Boys' Volleyball Squad

    Apr 25, 2019

    The Central volleyball team continues to search for its first victory of the season after a pair of losses last week Huntingdon 3, CHS 0 The Bearcats prevailed in straight sets by scores of 25-22, 25-20, 25-21. Alex Barnes led Central with eight service points followed by Zack Gahagan with five. Jordan Stump paced the team with five kills and added three service winners, while Shane Taylor had a team high of eight blocks. Setter Eli Lingenfelter dished out seven assists, with teammate Sam Moyer totaling three service points. Forest Hills 3,...

  • CHS Track, Field Teams Have 'Solid Showings'

    Apr 25, 2019

    The Central Dragon boys’ track and Field team lost a pair of events against Mountain Conference foes Tyrone and Bellefonte last week. Central fell to Tyrone 75.5-74.5 and to Bellefonte 95.5-54.5. Josh Biesinger paced the Dragons with a pair of individual victories. Josh won the 400-meter run (55.8) and the high jump (5-6). He also teamed with double winners WT Davis and Colby Liebal along with Parker Gregg to win the 4x400 in 3:49.4. Davis was first in the 1600-meter run (4:53.5) and 800-meter run (2:13.3). Liebal won gold in the 100 (11.8)...

  • NBC Track, Field Teams Knock Off S. Huntingdon

    Apr 25, 2019

    Northern Bedford’s girls’ track and field team improved to 3-5 overall with a 93-57 win over Southern Huntingdon on April 17. The Lady Panthers fell to league leading Southern Fulton 98-52. Denae Hershberger was a double winner for NB, taking the 1600 and 3200 runs. The only other winners for the Lady Panthers were McKenzie Troutman in the pole vault, where she is unbeaten this year, and the 4x100 relay team of Mara Laird, Courtney Morris, Paige Snider and Aylisa Morral. “We had several season best performances tonight and continue to...

  • Home Opener At PNG Field

    Apr 25, 2019

    Ed and Kim Bender of East Freedom won four tickets through the Morrisons Cove Herald to see the Altoona Curve play the Akron RubberDucks on April 11 at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona. The Benders took two family members along, Alice Bender (left) and Diane Summers. Omer Sanchez of Clearwater, Florida, won four tickets to see the Curve play Akron on April 12. Wanda Reffner of Claysburg won four tickets to see the Curve battle Richmond on Friday, April 26. Jen Krug of Hollidaysburg won four...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Apr 25, 2019

    Mark Twain said, “Climate is what we expect; weather is what we get. In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” Maybe the spring weather was more erratic in Mississippi or Connecticut where he lived, but I think the Morrisons Cove of Pennsylvania would run a close second. Wind, strong enough to make my bike stray toward the middle of the road, is what we had last Monday. Sunshine came on Tuesday, as my husband and I went to help clean the church house and warmth to conduct the evening’s spring...

  • Ritchey to Receive Philanthropy Award

    Apr 25, 2019

    Reid Ritchey of Altoona will be presented the 2019 Central Pennsylvania Philanthropy Award at the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation's Annual Luncheon on Thursday, May 9. If you would like to attend the annual luncheon, tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, May 1. For more information about the event, call 944-6102. Reid has lived his life working hard and giving back to his community. His parents instilled in him the importance of a good work ethic and community support. Reid started...

  • CACT Tryouts

    Apr 25, 2019

    The Claysburg Community Theatre (CACT) is entering its 40th season of presenting quality theatrical productions and is having tryouts for its spring show. Tryouts will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, April 27-28, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium. The show will be “Nana's Naughty Knickers,” by Katherine DiSavino. Show dates will be Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29....

  • Lines By Lee

    PASTOR LEE SEESE, Correspondent|Apr 25, 2019

    I have a question. I know you can’t answer me because you are reading this in the paper. But I wonder, what do you think about questions? What do you think about asking God questions in prayer? Do you consider it wrong to “question” the Lord? Many people do because they have told me…”I know we are not supposed to question God.” How do we know that? Years ago one could go to Radio Shack to buy a CB radio, walkie talkies, digital watch, calculator, a transistor radio, or a TV antenna. Back then they had a slogan – “You’ve Got...

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