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Thought for the Week

The Council rendered a decision. The letter summing up that decision is written. It isn't mailed or simply sent. It is hand-carried by people who were party to the Council. We have four named: Paul an...

 

Two-Day Bible Conference At Faith Baptist Church

The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will conduct the 2019 Spring Session on Saturday, April 27, & Sunday, April 28, at The Faith Baptist Church, Altoona. The special guest for this session will be Dr. Don Wyrtzen, internationally known musician...

 

St. John's to Hold Discarded Treasure Sale

The Women’s Guild of St. John’s Reformed Church in Loysburg will hold its annual Discarded Treasure Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, in the church basement and pavilion. A wide variety of lightly used items will be offered for sale,...

 

RS Couple to Host Prayer Breakfast May 2

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring will host a prayer breakfast in honor of National Day of Prayer at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2. Gospel singer Tom Smith of Everett will provide music and prayer for people, the country and the world. Attendees...

 

Prayer Event on May 2 at Courthouse

A prayer event for the 68th annual National Day of Prayer will be held at noon on Thursday, May 2, at the Blair County Courthouse patio, 423 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg. The theme this year is “Love One Another.” State Rep. James Gregory will...

 

Kids Club Donates 'Skate Mates' to Park

The Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church Kids Club recently raised money and donated five new "skate mates" to Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg. The skate mates are used to help prevent...

 

AgChoice Shares $3.5 Million of Profits with Local Customer-Owners

AgChoice Farm Credit distributed a record $32.6 million in cash patronage to eligible customer-owners this month, according to the company. Local customer-owners of its Martinsburg branch received $3.5 million of that total. Patronage has been an int...

 

Red Cross Plans 'Sound The Alarm' Event in H-burg

The American Red Cross is looking to install 2,850 free smoke alarms and make close to 1,200 homes safer during nine area “Sound the Alarm” events being held between April 27 and May 12 in communities throughout its 50-county footprint. These...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 25, 2019

Mystery Letter Sparks Turnout at Catharine Twp.

A packed Catharine Township building Thursday evening, April 18, was apparently due to a mysterious letter that many township residents received. A letter, placed on doors of residents, urged residents to attend that evening’s township meeting and...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    April 25, 2019

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This weather sure has me feeling like summer even though it’s still spring. Something my family loves to eat in the summer is salsa – and I thought let’s start one of my favorite seasons a little early this year and have two tasty new recipes...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 25, 2019

Hileman Resigns from Williamsburg School Board

Boardmember Amy Hileman’s letter of resignation was accepted during the Tuesday evening, April 16, regular Williamsburg Community School Board meeting. Hileman, a resident of Woodbury Township, was commended for her years of service to the board. H...

 

W. Pa. Gas Prices Drop Slightly as Price Jumps Cool Off

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is a penny cheaper this week at $3.036 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. On the week, prices increased as much as nine cents in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Easter Egg Hunt Rescheduled The Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Lions Club and the Ladies Civic Club originally set for last Saturday, April 20, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. at the practice football field. The event had to be...

 

Hollidaysburg Planetarium Recreates Sky from 4,000 Years Ago

The new Hollidaysburg Area High School (HAHS) Planetarium became a time machine on Thursday, April 18, catapulting a captivated audience 4,000 years back in time. Guided by Fred Marshak, planetarium...

 

Watters Earns Top State Photography Awards

Everett photographer Della Watters, owner of WattersWorks & Co., was recently awarded Best Wedding Image Maker for 2019 with the Pennsylvania Professional Photographers of America. In addition,...

 

NWT Awards Bids

At the April meeting of the North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors, 2019 bids for two paving and seal coat projects were opened and read aloud. The proposed paving projects are 760 feet of S. Nicodemus St. from the juncture at Central High...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 25, 2019

W-bury Donates to Home Nursing, Library

Woodbury Borough Council met on Monday, April 1. Expenditures for March were $26,756. Upcoming expenditures for April are $2,661, which include a donation to Home Nursing for $150 and the Bedford County Library for $200. Welcome signs for the...

 

NBC to Hold Spring Concert

The Northern Bedford County School District Music Department will present its annual High School Spring Concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the high school auditorium. The concert will feature the high school concert band and marching band...

 

Traffic to Switch on the Hopewell Bridge Project

PennDOT on April 18 announced that prime contractor HRI Inc., of State College, was scheduled to switch traffic on Tuesday, April 23, on the Hopewell Bridge Replacement Project in Hopewell Borough, Bedford County. On Tuesday, the contractor was...

 

More than 400 Participate in Park's Easter Egg Hunt

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20. An estimated crowd of more than 400 children took place in this annual tradition. Inside the plastic eggs, children...

 

Pope Resigns from IRC to Join Hollidaysburg Borough

Katrina Pope announced to her current Intermunicipal Relations Committee employers on Tuesday, April 23, that she would be leaving her position as education and enforcement coordinator, effective May...

 

Small Fisherman, Big Fish

Owen Black, 2, of Williamsburg, is the son of Corey and Nichole Black. Here, he shows off the fish he caught with his brother Austin and his father last Saturday during Youth Mentoring Day in the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    April 25, 2019

After Her Loss, Claysburg Woman Fighting to Change Health Info Law

Editor's Note: This story featuring Peggy Miller of Claysburg initially appeared in the July 26, 2018, edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald. This is a follow-up story to "A Mother's Grief," which...

 

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