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Police Find Operator, Vehicle Connected to Hit-and-Run

The Pennsylvania State Police in Hollidaysburg on Wednesday morning, May 15, said they have identified the Toyota Rav4 and the operator in connection with the hit-and-run on Thursday, April 18, in...

 

Public Notices

Public Notice The board of public education of the spring Cove School District Will COnduct a Public Hearing Under the Local Agency Law Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provision of Section 514 of the Public School Code, the Board of... Full story

 

Spring Cove Cancels May 21 Public Hearing

The Spring Cove School Board has cancelled the public hearing that was scheduled for 6 p.m. today, May 21, at the Spring Cove Middle School in Roaring Spring. There was also a notice posted outside the administration building on Monday, May 20, that... Full story

 

Five Cove-Area Teams Qualify for Postseason

Five Morrisons Cove-area softball and baseball teams have qualified for the District 6 postseason, which is scheduled to get underway on Monday, May 20. Qualifying softball teams include...

 

ROBERT H. SAYLOR

Robert H. Saylor, 96, of Windber, died peacefully at the Crossroads at Arbutus Park Manor & Retirement Center on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May... Full story

 

THELMA F. STEELE

Thelma F. Steele, 94, of Martinsburg, formerly of Loysburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A funeral was held on Saturday, May 11, at Weaver Funeral Home LLC, weavers... Full story

 

PENNY JEAN (BURKET) BECK

Penny J. Beck, 59, of Altoona, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, May 8, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. The immediate family will hold a private viewing at Todd T. T... Full story

 

MAX W. HERSHBERGER

Max W. Hershberger, 84, of New Enterprise, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral was held on Tuesday, May 14, at New Enterprise Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Marlys... Full story

 

DANIEL B. 'TUCKER' HOFFMAN

Daniel B. “Tucker” Hoffman, 94, of New Enterprise, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at his home. A funeral was held on Saturday, May 11, at New Enterprise Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Marlys Hershberger officiated. Tucker was born on Sept... Full story

 

Caleb Lingenfelter Earns Degree at Cedarville U.

Caleb Lingenfelter of Martinsburg graduated from Cedarville (Ohio) University with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry education degree during the 123rd annual commencement held May 4. Cedarville University, located between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio is...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 16, 2019

S. Woodbury Twp. Adopts Public Comment Policy

South Woodbury Township supervisors adopted a public comment policy during their May 7 meeting. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that citizens are allowed time to present their views pertaining to issues concerning South Woodbury Township,...

 

State Website Helps Voters with Election May 21

In preparation for Pennsylvania’s municipal primary election on May 21, Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar has reminded Pennsylvanians that they can find comprehensive voting information at votesPA.com. Secretary Boockvar said that the...

 

C-K's Emily Claar Places First in 'Who's Who' FBLA Event

Claysburg-Kimmel Future Business Leaders of America member Emily Claar placed first in the Who's Who in Pennsylvania FBLA event at the Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference in Hershey on April...

 

C-K School Board Proposes Tax Increase of 3.4 Percent for 2019-20

The 2019-20 preliminary budget approved by the school directors at Claysburg-Kimmel on May 8 includes a real estate tax increase of 3.4 percent, the district’s Act 1 limit. The preliminary plan was approved by an 8-1 vote. Shelda Repko, board vice...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"Elephant and Piggie" is a book series by Mo Willems. The books are written in a comic-book style. They feature two friends: an elephant, Gerald, and a pig, Piggie. The books are written in a...

 
 By Wayne A. Bush    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Society and Politics in Wayne's World

I don't know ... sometimes I feel like I'm a dinosaur in the land of George Jetson. Every day seems to bring news of something that I never thought I would see in the country I grew up in. I'm not...

 

Ink Splatters

In the movie “Brazil,” the roads and highways of the future are lined with billboards placed edge to edge, creating a wall. Director Terry Gilliam was making a point about over-commercialization and out-of-control consumerism. The billboards are...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 14, 2009 Central High School’s Mock Trial team has done it again by placing 10th in the nation. The students were honored in front of their peers, family and state officials at a banquet on Saturday, May 9, at the Hyatt Regency in Atl...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 12, 1994 The Morrisons Cove Home has announced that it has received a $100,000 pledge toward its “Celebrate Our Heritage” capital campaign. The pledge will provide the name for the lobby of the home’s proposed nursing center,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 15, 1969 A group of citizens plan to ask the Spring Cove School Board at its meeting Monday night to change the school colors that had been chosen in March for the new Spring Cove Junior High School. According to Mrs. Joseph Oakes of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 18, 1944 A telegram was received by Mrs. Elmer E. Rhodes of Royer Wednesday afternoon from the War department informing her that her son, Technical Sergeant Norbert E. Rhodes is missing since May 1. Sergeant Rhodes was a top turret gunn...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 16, 1919 Seven men, six of whom were officials of the Silica Brick Operatives’ association in this section of the state, were drowned at 3:45 on Saturday afternoon, when a boat in which they were crossing the Juniata river, at...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 10, 1894 Walter Uerkes and George H. Thomas, both of Altoona, were making deliveries in the Hogback area of Roaring Spring when a dog jumped out of the bushes, frightening the horse that was drawing their wagon. The horse began to kick...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 16, 2019

Williamsburg Community Working to Revitalize the Town

When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the people of the newly minted United States of America were free to explore new boundaries and seek new opportunities without interference from the British c...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 16, 2019

Spring Cove District Receives School Safety, Security Grant

The May 13 Spring Cove School Board Committee of the Whole meeting was highlighted by the school district receiving notice that they had been awarded the Part B Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency School Safety and Security Grant Award...

 

Blair County Coroner – Vote for One

1. Office candidate is running for – Blair County Coroner 2. Candidate’s party affiliation – Republican 3. Candidate’s full name – Erin Kathleen Myers 4. Candidate’s current age – 35 5. Candidate’s town of residence – Hollidaysburg...

 

Greenfield Township Supervisor (6-year term) – Vote for One

1. Office candidate is running for – Greenfield Township Supervisor (6 year position) 2. Candidate's party affiliation – Democratic 3. Candidate's full name – Jordan C. Oldham 4. Candidate's...

 

Roaring Spring Borough – Vote for Not More than Three

1. Office candidate is running for – Roaring Spring Borough Council 2. Candidate’s party affiliation – Republican 3. Candidate’s full name – James L. Musselman 4. Candidate’s current age – 39 5. Candidate’s town of residence ...

 

Three to Vie for Blair County Dairy Princess

Three contestants will compete for the Blair County Dairy Princess and the Alternate Dairy Princess titles on Saturday, May 18, at the CMA Church, Williamsburg. Contestants will have an interview...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 16, 2019

Pennvest Offer Accepted By Municipal Authority

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (Pennvest) offer of $4.384 million to cover three municipal projects was accepted during the May 7 Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting. The motion to accept the 20-year loan was made by Daryl...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This week’s recipes all have to do with the restaurants we enjoy – copycat recipes. Sure, we can’t get the real thing to taste exact, but close is always good. Here are two copycat recipes that are sure to make you question if your skills in th...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 16, 2019

Williamsburg Borough Amends Personnel Policy

An “unclear” policy in regards to vacation time was amended during the May 6 Williamsburg Borough Council meeting. The policy, which affected both police personnel and borough employees, needed to be amended because of the five-year time limit...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 16, 2019

Claysburg Man Jailed on Gun and Drug Charges at Elementary School

A Claysburg man is behind bars following his arrest in the parking lot of Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School on April 3. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, Joshua A. Hileman,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 16, 2019

Hollidaysburg Police Investigating Abuse of Turtle

Hollidaysburg Borough Police are investigating a case of animal abuse after a video showing what appeared to be two teenagers torturing and killing a turtle surfaced over the weekend. The incident, which happened near a pond at a golf course in...

 
 By ROBIN DODSON    News    May 16, 2019

Taylor Tables Closure of Papermill Road

The Taylor Township supervisors’ May 6 meeting opened with a resident who is concerned about the township’s plan to vacate Papermill Road. He asked who would maintain and plow the road. Papermill Road has three residents, two private homes and...

 
 By MARK FREDERICK    News    May 16, 2019

Blair County Pays Tribute to 'The Greatest Generation'

The Second World War was perhaps the most notable historic event of the 20th century. It not only affected an entire generation of people, but forever changed our modern world. Though Blair County...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway for Friday, May 31

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 31. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway for Saturday, June 1

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 16, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Spring gobbler hunters are reluctant to give up spots where they hunt. After all, it's tough enough to tag a tom without having large numbers of other hunters trying to call to a gobbler you are...

 

High School Track and Field Roundup

The Northern Bedford boys’ track and field squad finished fourth in the 70th annual West Central Coaches Meet held on May 3 at Windber Stadium. Ian Zimmerman paced the Panthers with a three-win, MVP performance. Zimmerman won the 800-meter run in...

 

High School Baseball Roundup

Central Everett 6, CHS 4 On April 29, Everett visited Central and left on the short side of a 6-4 final score. Jason Ferry was the winning pitcher as he struck out three and walked four. Jacob Eberlin picked up the save with two strikeouts and two...

 

McCoy's Wins League Title

McCoy's Lawn & Garden recently won the Blair Regional YMCA first- and second-grade basketball league with an 11-1 record. Members of the team were (from left): First row: Khloe Detwiler, Ava...

 

CHS Spikers Fall to BG, 'Cats

The Central Dragon volleyball team dropped a pair of contests last week, lowering its record to 0-12 on the season. BG 3, CHS 0 On May 7, the team traveled to Bishop Guilfoyle and fell in three sets 25-19, 25-13, 25-7. Huntingdon 3, CHS 0 On May 9,...

 

Martinsburg Hires Third Full-Time Police Officer

Martinsburg Borough Council made history on Monday, May 6, with the hiring of the police department’s first-ever third full-time officer, Logan K. Tornatore of Altoona was named the borough’s new full-time police officer. He joins Chief of...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Swallows on the telephone wires Are quarter notes the sun inspires, A rondo for the wind to play Through the fields of new-mown hay. Quarter notes on a sun-lit staff – My soul is not big enough by...

 

New Library Director at M-burg

The Martinsburg Community Library has a new library director. Danette Feathers began her new duties on Monday, May 7. She lives in Everett and graduated from Northern Bedford High School and...

 

Library Receives Funds from Foundation

The Claysburg Area Public Library was awarded $3,000 from the Claysburg Education Foundation for the 2019-20 Learning @ the Library program. This program is a preschool program which prepares...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Thanks to a lack of proper purging in my house, I happened to find an old newspaper clipping that made me giggle. It was a list of 10 items titled "Look-and See Signs of Aging" as well as a full blown...

 

Thought for the Week

Paul and his company have had a modicum of success in spreading the Gospel. But we have just seen there are some closed doors. That can be discouraging. Likely we have all felt such a thing. Things...

 

Area Faith-Based Ministries to Be At Fair May 18

The Central Pennsylvania Service Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Wright Place for Kids, located in the old Wright Elementary School at 1809 11th St., Altoona. The purpose of the service fair is to bring...

 

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