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Roger Lee Eicher

Roger Lee Eicher, 80, a resident at Graystone Court, Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday April 17, 2022, at home after a brief illness. He was born June 13, 1941, in Hollidaysburg the son of the late Charles T. and Margaret L. (Lingenfelter) Eicher....

 

Betty L. Baker

Betty L. Baker, 81, of New Enterprise, passed away April 21, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born Dec. 11, 1940, in Roaring Spring; daughter of the late Charles A....

 

Arthur E. Larson

Arthur E. Larson, 76, born in Leechburg, and recent resident of Los Angeles, California, passed in the early morning of April 1, 2022, after a sudden illness. He knew the love and nearness of his...

 

Betty F. Stern

Betty F. Stern, 94, of Martinsburg, went to join her Lord and Savior Tuesday evening, April 19, 2022, at her home. She was born June 12, 1927, in Cessna, daughter of the late Humphrey and Mary E....

 

H. Eugene Koontz

H. Eugene Koontz, 92, of Friends Cove, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022. He was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Bedford. He was the son of the late Dennis E. and Gladys F. (Morgart) Koontz. On March 5,...

 

John A. Freidenbloom Jr.

John A. Freidenbloom Jr., 79, of West Loop, rural Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully with his daughter at his side, following a brief illness, Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical...

 

PennDOT Invites Pa. to Share Feedback on Winter Services

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking the public’s feedback on winter services through an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022PDWinter. “Winter operations are among our core services and our team takes pride...

 

Dick Schoolhouse Future Open For Discussion

The Blair County Historical Society has scheduled a meeting to solicit ideas for the future of the historic Dick Schoolhouse on Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Roaring Spring Train Station. All those interested in the future of the building...

 
 By JOSEPH WALK    Opinion    April 28, 2022

Newcomers to the Cove: And More Cove Names

This is the third and final article about names in the Cove written from a newcomer’s perspective. It was fun figuring out why places in the Cove were so named. Rodman is located in Taylor Township between Roaring Spring and McKee. Two iron...

 

A Summer of Fun at Roaring Spring Community Library

Summer is just around the corner! It will soon be time for barbecues and swimming pools. The arrival of summer also means a summer of fun at Roaring Spring Community Library! This summer we will be bringing back some old favorites as well as adding...

 

New Partnership With Spotlight Pa To Provide Blair, Bedford Counties With More Investigative Journalism

More and more of Pennsylvania’s sprawling and costly bureaucracy operated without scrutiny from investigative reporters, the watchdogs tracking how our hard-earned tax dollars are spent and demanding answers from lawmakers about waste, fraud, and a...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 29, 1897 Isaac Lykens, of Mines advertising agent for Wm. Gable & Co., Altoona, was perambulating the Martinsburg streets. W. S. Campbell, a former Martinsburg, Blair County, boy but now a leading lawyer of Philadelphia, left last...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 4, 1972 Construction was expected to begin on a home for the aged in Martinsburg by Homewood Church Home Inc. The 67-bed home was scheduled to open in August of 1973 and would be affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Maurice A....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 1, 1922 The local school term closed successfully due to the corps of teachers who so faithfully and energetically carried on the work. Miss Mary J. Grafius was principal and Water E. Hess was the assistant principal. Grade teachers...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 1, 1997 Two Central High School teachers received Fulbright grants to study overseas. Barbara Clark, a business instructor, was headed to Russia and Marlys Hershberger, a Spanish instructor, was traveling to Costa Rica for four weeks....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 1, 1947 Dr. Raymond Robinson of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction presented some statistics to local school directors of the Cove. Dr. Robinson spoke on the advantages of reorganization of the schools to combine under...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 3, 2012 Local schools faced with budget deficits were discussing cutting sports programs to make ends meet. Swimming was on the block at Central as school directors were considering cooperating with Hollidaysburg to allow Central...

 
 By Linda Weko    Faith    April 28, 2022

This is My Father's World

I think I have written before about how much I enjoy nature. There is a sense of order, of majesty, of serenity, that greets me whenever I spend time outside. A few years ago, my close friend got a...

 

Thought for the Week

Saturday is Sabbath. Everyone rests. Jesus rests in the tomb. Sunday, Sabbath is over. Before dawn, women came to do a better job of preparing Jesus’ body for burial than they think the men did....

 

The 71st Annual National Day of Prayer Event To be held Thursday, May 5

The Blair County 71st Annual National Day of Prayer event this year will be a drive-in event held at the Legion Park, N. Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg, on Thursday, May 5, 2022, beginning at noon. The Theme is “Exalt the Lord Who Established...

 

Public Notices

ABANDONED VEHICLES The following abandoned vehicles will be sold at public auction at Walter’s Auto Wrecking, 403 Walter’s Lane, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, on April 30, 2022 at 10am. Vehicles: 2007 Nissan, VIN# 5N1BV28U57N117143; 2003 Ford, VIN#... Full story

 

Students From Blair County Graduate From IUP

The following students from Blair County have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of December 2021 or January 2022. A complete listing of December 2021 and January 2022 graduates is available at...

 

What Does The Detection of Avian Flu Mean For Pa.?

Pennsylvania is the latest state to report a confirmed detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, in a commercial poultry flock, leading state officials, industry leaders and Penn State poultry specialists to redouble efforts to contain...

 

AAA: Gas Prices Down in Pa.

Gas prices are two cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $4.186 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania avg. – $4.186 Average price during the week of April 18, 20...

 

Pa. 'On Track' For Economic Recovery, According to State Workforce Center

Nationally, recovery from the pandemic-induced recession continues, with most measures of economic activity showing improvement over their 2020 extremes, but not yet at pre-pandemic levels, according to the Pa. Department of Labor & Industry’s...

 

Pa.'s Unemployment Rate Falls To 4.9 Percent in March

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for March 2022. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 4.9 percent in March. The U.S....

 

Job Fair to be Held In Bedford County

A job fair will be held May 19 at the Bedford County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building. WHAT: Job Fair – Thursday, May 19, hosted by PA CareerLink and community partners. WHERE: Bedford County Fairgrounds: 4-H building, 729 W Pitt St, Bedford, PA, 15522...

 

Advice: Book Memorial Day Travel Now

With the official start to summer fast approaching, AAA wants travelers to know if they’re planning a Memorial Day getaway, they should start preparing now. AAA Travel booking data shows that reservations for flights, rental cars, cruises and...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    April 28, 2022

HASD Board Looks at Enrollment, Staffing

The Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors Committee of the Whole/Voting meeting was held Wednesday, April 13, at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High Library at 7 p.m. Vice President Manny Nichols introduced his idea of a new board...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    April 28, 2022

HACP Discusses New Websites in Use

The April monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Community Partnership (HACP) was highlighted by the introduction of new board member Mandy Bowman and the Marketing/Program Committee’s announcements of planned upcoming events in the bo...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    April 28, 2022

Hollidaysburg Borough Council Discusses Summer Activities

The April monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council was held at council chambers beginning with staff reports. Borough Manager James Gehret reported the audit from 2021 was completed and the borough did well. Planning, Zoning, and Code...

 

National Library Week Recognized

Hollidaysburg Mayor Joe Pompa and Councilman Ray Mielnik present Youth Director at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library Pennie Cadwallader with an official proclamation for National Library...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    April 28, 2022

Hollidaysburg Heritage Guided Tours This Spring

Hollidaysburg Heritage Guided Tours Spring season runs Saturdays from April 30 through June 4, 2022. All dates provide the popular brunch option, at the U.S. Hotel and Tavern, with brunch beginning at 11 a.m. and including an informative...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 28, 2022

'Brandon' Sweatshirt Raises Dress Code Questions for Williamsburg Schools

A “Let’s Go Brandon” sweatshirt sparked debate during last Tuesday evening’s Williamsburg Community School Board meeting. According to Frank and Tracy Despot, their son asked a teacher about wearing the sweatshirt, and the teacher...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 28, 2022

Williamsburg Says Goodbye to Jones

Though Michael Jones, the current secondary principal at Williamsburg Community School District, will be leaving the district following the Class of 2022 graduation, his mark on the district will...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    April 28, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

My parents, Rick and Suzanne (shown in the photo) celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past Tuesday, April 26. Being in the wedding spirit, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What was one of the best memories you have of...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 28, 2022

Catharine Township Supervisors Continue to Look at Farm Show Lease

For the last several months, Catharine Township supervisors have been examining the Farm Show lease, as it has been expired for many years. During last Thursday evening’s supervisors’ meeting, a sample of a lease was presented to the supervisors....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 28, 2022

Denny Shoemaker: The Eagle Expert

Denny Shoemaker is a lifetime resident of Woodbury and very well known throughout the Cove. He worked for New Enterprise Stone and Lime for over 20 years, but he is best known for his love of eagles a...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    April 28, 2022

The Key to Finding Lime Kilns in the Cove

Referred to at times as silent stone sentinels, lime kilns, once essential to sweeten Morrisons Cove’s farmland, are but a faint memory to many of our oldest residents. But a closer look at the countryside shows evidence that there were dozens of...

 

Closer Look at Distracted Driving In Pa.

Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania continue to trend downward as data shows citations decreased by six percent in 2021, following a significant 47 percent decrease in 2020....

 

National Blue and Green Day at Nason

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center celebrated 2022 National Blue & Green Day on Friday, April 22, by encouraging staff to wear blue and green to promote the importance of registering as organ,...

 

Farmers, State Agencies Remind Motorists to Drive Carefully on Rural Roads

Pennsylvania farmers are returning to their fields for spring planting, which means that drivers should be alert for large farm equipment on rural roadways. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and partners in state government, encouraged motorists to be...

 

Get Ready For Gobblers

Timing alone would make it special. Pennsylvania’s upcoming spring gobbler season – the state’s only big-game hunt outside of fall and winter – takes place when the world seems new, freshly green and alive. This year’s season began on...

 
 By MATTHEW HALL    Sports    April 28, 2022

Northern Bedford Baseball Shutout Against Forbes Road

Due to snow early in the week, the Panthers only played one game this week, beating Forbes Road at home by a score of 10-0 in five innings. The Panthers played solid in this one, collecting twelve...

 

Let it Slide

Northern Bedford's Lacey Zelanko dives back to the first base bag on a pick off attempt in early inning action against Forbes Road at Northern Bedford High School. The Lady Panthers defeated Forbes...

 

Central Track: Girls Sweep, Boys Nearly Do the Same

Girls The Central Track team had a home quad meet against Richland, Bishop McCort, and Bishop Guilfoyle. The girls swept all three opponents, beating Richland 91.5-59.5, Bishop Carroll 132-5, and Bishop Guilfoyle 139-8. Against Richland, Heather...

 

Williamsburg Baseball Falls to Juniata Valley

Williamsburg baseball traveled to the Altoona Curve’s field, Peoples Natural Gas, to play against Juniata Valley. The Blue Pirates came up short, losing 7-4. While Williamsburg Senior Liam McGregor had six first-pitch strikes, and Senior Dylan...

 

Bump, Set, Spike for Dragon Victory

The Central Dragon Volleyball team traveled to Derry Area High School to face the Trojans. The Dragons came out victorious winning the first two sets 25-17, and 26-24. The Trojans were able to win a set over the Dragons 25-17, but the Dragons won...

 

Spring Cove Bowling Wins Championship

Spring Cove won the Altoona Youth Bowling Association 12u Scratch Team Championships held at the Frank Gearhart Lanes at the Bavarian Hall. Team members include (from left) Jordan Gojmerac, Jack...

 

Dragons Crush Opponents One by One

The Dragon Baseball team faced the Bishop McCort Crushers, the Somerset Eagles, and the Chestnut Ridge Lions this past week. A 10-0 victory over the Crushers and the Eagles, as well as a 10-1 victory over the Lions continues the Dragons undefeated...

 

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