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Rural Snapshot: EMS

In the fall of 2021, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (PEHSC) conducted a statewide online survey of Pennsylvania's 744 Emergency Management Age...

 

PennDOT Announces 2021 Statewide Traffic Fatalities

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that in 2021, statewide traffic deaths increased to 1,230 from 1,129 in 2020. Pennsylvania roadway deaths were up about 9 percent in 2021. This increase is in line with a recently...

 

Rolling Down the Pavement

(From left) Lydia McIntier, 7, her sister Hannah, 9, and brother Ben, 11, enjoy roller blading outside their Julian Street home Monday afternoon....

 

Lower Trail 5K/2 Mile Walk This Weekend

It’s time to sign up for the 5K Race/2 mile walk. This race will take place Saturday, May 21, 2022. It will start at 9 a.m. at Lower Trail, Williamsburg. This event is sponsored by WHS Careers in Health Club. Prizes will be given. Call Christine...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 19, 2022

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and if you’re like me – invited to a BBQ or hosting one of your own – the question always arises: what can I make or bring? My family and I had our first cookout of the season last Sunday that was highlighted...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 19, 2022

Williamsburg NHS Welcomes New Members

Williamsburg High School students were honored as the school district held its annual National Honor Society banquet/awards ceremony on May 11. This was the first time since COVID-19 that a banquet...

 

Herald Publisher Shares First Grade Art

Herald Publisher Allan Bassler graciously agreed to share his artwork from first grade with readers. Shown are Bassler's depictions of a pony, dog and cat, with his signature shown in the bottom...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    May 19, 2022

Growing, Planting Veg: A Veteran View

Sunny days and warm breezes are making the garden soil pliable and ready for planting, but despite the calendar, an unexpected cold snap has brought more than one basil, tomato or cucumber plant to...

 

Job Fair Today at Bedford Co. Fairgrounds 4-H Center

Today, Thursday, May 19, PA CareerLink Bedford County along with several community partners, will host a job fair at the Bedford County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building, 729 W. Pitt St., Bedford, PA 15522. The job fair will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with...

 

Blair County PASR Lines Up Summer Activities

Members of the Blair County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) recently collected food, useful items and monetary contributions from their members for the Central Pennsy...

 

Painting the Pool

Slowly, progress is being made to ready the Hershberger Memorial Pool for the 2022 summer opening. According to the park's website, the pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather...

 

Blue Pirates See Victory Against Tussey

Williamsburg baseball defeated Tussey Mountain 12-7 on Monday, May 16. In batting highlights, Rowan Gorsuch had 4 RBIs. In pitching highlights, Dylan Shawver threw 15 first-pitch strikes. The Pirates hit their stride in the third to fifth innings,...

 

Future of Deer Management Clouded by Coming Steep Decline in Hunter Numbers

Because so many deer hunters are aging out of the sport — and new hunters are not being recruited to replace them — deer management strategies will need to change to manage populations of whitetails in many states. That is the conclusion of Penn...

 

Morel Time Nearing End

After the first day of gobbler season had ended, several people told me I could concentrate on fly-fishing for the rest of the month. One of these was my son, Bob. However, he added, "You can go...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 19, 2022

Dragon Volleyball Takes First Loss of Season

The Central Dragon Volleyball team faced the Altoona Mountain Lions as well as the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders this week. The Mountain Lions gave the Dragons their first loss of the season, with the Dragons losing 3-1 sets. However, the Dragons were...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Sports    May 19, 2022

Garver, Buell Sign Intent

Claysburg-Kimmel had two athletes sign their intent to continue at the collegiate level. Bailey Garver will continue her basketball career at Mount Union. Wyatt Buell will attend Juniata College and r...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 19, 2022

Dragon Softball Heating Up for Playoffs

In the past week, the Lady Dragons faced the Central Cambria Lady Red Devils, the Richland Lady Rams, had a double-header against the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders, and finished the week against the Philipsburg-Osceola Lady Mounties. The Lady...

 

Lady Pirates Pushing On

Williamsburg softball fell to Tussey Mountain 7-4....

 
 By MATTHEW HALL    Sports    May 19, 2022

Panthers End the Week with Big Win

The Panthers baseball team went 2-1 this week, beating Claysburg, losing at McConnellsburg, and beating Forbes Road. This moves their overall record to 7-9 on the year. To begin the week, the Panthers held on to beat Claysburg at home by a score of...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 19, 2022

Undefeated Season Continues For Dragon Baseball

The Central Dragon Baseball team remains undefeated after two more games against the Central Cambria Red Devils and the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders. A 10-0 victory over the Red Devils and a 15-0 victory over the Marauders leaves the Dragons with a...

 

Descendants of Civil War Veterans To Have Trivia Challenge

The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library on Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. John Crider will lead a Civil War trivia challenge. Members and the public are invited to attend....

 

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center Honors Outstanding Seniors With Awards

The Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (GACTC) held its annual Senior Awards banquet Thursday, May 12, 2022, honoring the school’s top senior students. Students who received scholarships, awards, and the “Senior of the Year” award in...

 

Primary Election Results Coming Soon

The Primary Election took place on Tuesday, May 17. Results will be in the Herald when available....

 

Northern Bedford Commencement Set for June 2

Commencement exercises for the Northern Bedford County High School are scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 7 p.m. Graduation will be located at Panther Community Stadium with general seating admission. Tickets to attend commencement will be...

 

Seventy-Five to Graduate from Claysburg-Kimmel

Claysburg-Kimmel High School will celebrate graduation on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at noon. The ceremony will take place at Claysburg Community Park. The rain date is Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 2 p.m....

 

WHS Grad Ceremony Next Week, May 27

Thirty-two Williamsburg High School students will receive their diplomas during Commencement activities on Friday, May 27, at the High School gym, 6 p.m. Baccalaureate exercises will be held on Sunday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at the Williamsburg Christian...

 

Central To Honor 149 Graduates

The Central High School graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 7 p.m. If there is inclement weather, graduation will be moved indoors to the CHS Auditorium. Graduation will be located at the Roaring Spring Athletic...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 19, 2022

Spring Cove School District Prepares for 2022-23 School Year

The motion to adopt the proposed General Fund Budget for the school year ending June 30, 2023, in the amount of $29,948,421 was approved unanimously by the Spring Cove School District Board of Directors at its May monthly regular board meeting. The...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 19, 2022

National Police Week Ceremony Held in Hollidaysburg

Korb Freeman of Roaring Spring, with Empowering Lives Foundation (ELF), put on the Second Annual Honor and Remembrance Ceremony, marking the 2022 National Police Week salute on Saturday, May 14, at...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    May 19, 2022

Maurer Brings Down 23-Day Jeopardy! Giant

The Daily Doubles helped Central graduate Danielle Maurer find double the success on her Jeopardy! run. Maurer was named the Jeopardy! champion two days. Her first win was against Mattea Roach, a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 19, 2022

With Boating Season Here, Rescue Teams Urge Water Safety

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are around 3,960 unintentional drownings, including boating-related drownings, each year. That averages out to around 11 drowning deaths per...

 

Sidewalk Talk

(From left) Caleb Nolt, Eugene Garman and Rich Brantner discuss a new 140-foot long, five-foot wide sidewalk that will be installed around the Martinsburg Borough building. The borough council voted...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 19, 2022

Rising Fuel Costs Forcing Local Fire Departments to Conserve

Rising fuel costs have forced volunteer fire departments to make some changes they hope are temporary. With diesel now at over $6 a gallon, some departments have elected to not provide pool-filling services this summer. The Freedom Township...

 

Herald Moving this Week; Ribbon Cutting, Reception to be Hosted at New Office

The Morrisons Cove Herald will have a ribbon cutting at our new office on Wednesday, June 1, at 9 a.m., hosted by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce. The ribbon cutting will be followed by a small reception with refreshments. This will allow those...

 

Early Deadline For Memorial Day

The Herald office will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31. The deadline for ads for the June 2 edition will be Thursday, May 26, by 5 p.m. Editorial/obituary submission...

 

Dorothy L. (Miller) Zook

Dorothy L. (Miller) Zook, 89, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 1, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born Jan. 15, 1932, in Martinsburg, daughter of the late Nathan Ray and F. Marie...

 

Shirley M. Ayers

Shirley M. Ayers, 87, of Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday evening, May 10, 2022, at The Village at Morrison’s Cove, Martinsburg. She was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Henrietta, a daughter of the late...

 

Helen Louise (Imler) Eshelman

Helen Louise (Imler) Eshelman, 87, of New Enterprise, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Waterside, daughter of the late...

 

Sons of the American Revolution to Meet

The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon, Saturday, June 11, at the Creekside Inn, 3059 Everett Road (off Exit 23 on I-99), East Freedom. The Frontier Patriots Chapter...

 

Healthcare Hero Award Given in Honor of Dotty Williams

May 6 to 12 was recognized as National Nurses Week. Dotty Williams, RN, of Martinsburg passed away from COVID-19 on Nov. 26, 2021. According to her daughter, Stephanie Harclerode, “Her work ethic...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Opinion    May 19, 2022

A Cove State of Mind

The moving of the desks I grew up in a household where when one needed help, 10 jumped up to volunteer. Where I live has always allowed that to be the case: all of my aunts, uncles and cousins on my mother’s side live on the same block in Altoona....

 

Books to Borrow Roaring Spring Public Library Recommends

Lisa Jewell never disappoints. Her latest book “The Night She Disappeared” was a book I couldn’t put down. Told from three different perspectives and timelines, this psychological thriller kept...

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    May 19, 2022

Jack Bolger was Celebrated Boxer at Penn State

John C. “Jack” Bolger was a funeral director in Martinsburg and Williamsburg starting in the 1950s. He established the Bolger Funeral Home that was passed along to his son, John K. Bolger, who...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Recent issues of the Herald have included historical articles by Kathy Mellott. Her long career in public service as a reporter on local government and other issues should be recognized by others besides me. For a brief interval ...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 20, 1897 James Johnson of Roaring Spring was critically ill at his home, with no hope of recovery. Old “Jimmie” was one of the “boys” of ‘61, a member of the First Regiment, Pennsylvania Artillery, attached to the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 25, 1972 Two junior girls from Tussey Mountain High School died in a two-car collision in heavy fog on Rt. 26 near the Happy Hollow Inn. The girls, Bonnie Giles, 16, of Aitch and Karen Sue Russell, 16, of Cherrytown were on their way...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 26, 1922 The first motion picture show in the new D’Ford theatre was attended by a large crowd. Mr. D’Ford hoped to give the people of Martinsburg the best pictures he could possibly procure. A special production of the “Sheik...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 22, 1997 The Administrative and tax offices of the Spring Cove School District were moved from Poplar Street in Roaring Spring to the former Taylor Elementary School located in front of the Spring Cove Middle School. “Catch a Falling...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 22, 1947 Doris Aungst was crowned Roaring Spring May Queen during a program at Spring Dam Park. A processional by the high school band opened the program and Fred Myers, president of the student council, crowned the queen in front of...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 24, 2012 Williamsburg was planning a celebration to honor and remember SPC. Chad Allen Edmundson, who was killed while on military duty in Iraq four years earlier. The Morrisons Cove Park kicked off the summer season with the 17th...

 

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