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 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 26, 2022

Hometown Hero Banners to be Mounted for Memorial Day

At the May monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council, the council unanimously agreed to have the Cohen Group Law Firm handle the cable franchise work for the Borough in dealing with COMCAST Cable. Bids were opened on May 5 for the stone...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 26, 2022

HACP Prepares for Story Walk

The May monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) Board of Directors was highlighted by the activities planned by the Marketing/Program Committees. The Third in the Burg had downtown businesses open late for the first...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 26, 2022

HASD Discusses Budgeting

The Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors monthly committee of the whole voting meeting started half an hour late and lasted three hours with no final decision made about the upcoming 2022-23 budget. The board was presented with...

 

Community Memorial Day Church Service This Weekend

The Community Memorial Day Church Service will be held on Sunday, May 29, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Pavilion at Riverside Park. The Mines and Royer United Methodist churches, assisted by the Williamsburg and Cove Forge United Methodist...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 26, 2022

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Memorial Day is in a few days, and my sweet tooth is calling! Last week, I gave you some recipes to take to the picnic. What if you have to bring dessert? Don’t worry about it, I’ve got you covered. Easy Cheesecake Ingredients: 1- 8 oz. package c...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 26, 2022

Board Hires Frederick as High School Principal

Williamsburg Community School District is bringing in an old face as high school principal. During its meeting on Tuesday, May 10, the administration appointed former Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Frederick as the new high school principal,...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 26, 2022

Williamsburg Gets a Website

For many years, those searching for anything Williamsburg online found no website with information about our great town. Enter Jamel Foster – an IT student at Juniata College. Foster, along with...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 26, 2022

Catharine Continues Looking at Lease

For the last several months, the Catharine Township supervisors have been discussing the expired Farm Show lease. Chairman Heather Flaig, during the meeting last Thursday, presented an update to those in attendance. Flaig said that the proposed...

 

Pennsylvania's Unemployment Rate Down To 4.8 Percent in April

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for April 2022. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point over the month to 4.8 percent in April. The U.S....

 

Altoona First Savings Bank CEO Named on Advisory Committee

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced seven new members of the agency’s Advisory Committee on Community Banking: • Troy Campbell, President & CEO, Altoona First Savings Bank, Altoona, Pennsylvania • Robert James...

 

Claysburg's Preschool Learning Lamp Program Earns Keystone STAR 4

The Learning Lamp’s Claysburg preschool program earned a Keystone STAR 4, the highest quality level in Pennsylvania’s rating system for early childhood programs. The standards are not easy to meet. Learning Lamp staff members Melissa and Sherri...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 26, 2022

Central Cove FFA Banquet Honors Seniors, Members, Advisors

The 2022 Central Cove Future Farmers of America (FFA) Parent-Member banquet was held Friday, May 20, at Central High School. The banquet was held for all members in the Central High School cafeteria,...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    May 26, 2022

Morrisons Cove High School Grads Recall What School Had to Offer

The girls hugged and cried while the boys laughed and punched each others shoulders as pomp and circumstances played for the last time at the Morrisons Cove High School. The year was 1960 and the commencement ceremony held the usual milestone...

 

Herald Ribbon Cutting Moved to 9:30

The Herald's ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 1, is moved to 9:30 a.m. The ribbon cutting is hosted by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce. The ribbon cutting will be followed by a small reception with refreshments. This will allow those...

 

Eloise A. Detwiler

Eloise A. Detwiler, 94, Woodbury, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022, at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Woodbury, daughter of the late Luther and Mary Belle...

 

William Donald Eastep

William Donald Eastep, 85, of rural Williamsburg, passed away Saturday morning, May 21, 2022, at Guardian Healthcare-Hillview, Altoona. He was born September 20, 1936, at home in rural Williamsburg, son of the late Roy Adam and Mabel Ann (Yocum)...

 

Donald Patrick Suter

Donald Patrick Suter, 76 of Feasterville-Trevose, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022, at his residence. He was born December 3, 1945, in Rhindlander, WI, son of the late...

 

Douglas A. Hall

Douglas A. Hall, 67, of Loysburg, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 19, 2022. He was born April 13, 1955, in Altoona, son of the late Herbert D. and Joan S. (Stayer) Hall. He married Joanne Robin...

 

Larry Wayne Phillips

Larry Wayne Phillips, 60, of Altoona, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly late Monday, January 10, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Frederick E. and Grace E. (Metzker) Phillips. He is survived by...

 

George E. Over

Loving father, husband, brother and grandfather, George Ellis Over, passed away in the early hours of May 19, 2022. He was surrounded by, and took communion with, his loving wife and children the day before. George Ellis, was born to Harold and Ruth...

 
 By JOSEPH WALK    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Newcomers to the Cove: When Are We No Longer the "New People?"

As newcomers to the area, it occurs to us that we are still, well, “new folks.” So when do newcomers become legitimate members of the Cove? When are we no longer the new guys? These questions may seem rhetorical but I believe they have merit....

 

The Roaring Spring Community Library More Than Books

The Roaring Spring Community Library has always been a conventional library offering traditional library services. Summer Reading, book clubs, story times, cultural programming and a wide variety of printed and digital resources have always been the...

 
 By CRAIG A. DIEHL    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Fifth Eagles Concert Shows 'Polished Production'

On Saturday, March 26, my youngest son Brad and I traveled to Pittsburgh to see The Eagles in concert at PPG Paints Arena. We had sold our tickets to the Washington, D.C., show some months back due...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 27, 1897 The editor noted the need for bicycle ordinances was becoming more necessary everyday, and that the bicycle rider had no more privilege than other mortals. A musical was held at S. H. Isenberg’s in Royer on Saturday evening....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 1, 1972 The Blair County Court approved Roaring Spring Borough’s annexation of 44.6 acres in Taylor Township. Residents of nine private properties in the vicinity of Route 164 requested the change, but the majority of the property...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 2, 1922 The 1922 commencement exercises of Morrisons Cove Vocational High School, ushering out into the world twenty-three well trained young people for the rural section of the Cove and composing the largest class since the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 29, 1997 Allegany College of Cumberland, Md. announced plans to offer courses on the Northern Bedford County campus in the fall. A dual credit (both high school and college credit) English class and evening classes in sociology and...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 27, 1947 The Ravers Gap Sportsmen’s Association was planning to unveil a memorial tablet inscribed with the names of all the servicemen and women from Woodbury Borough and Woodbury Township. The service was scheduled for Memorial...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 31, 2012 John Favinger of Friends Farm, Williamsburg RD, unearthed an artifact dated between 2500 and 1500 B.C. Archaeologist Paul Heberling of Alexandria thought the object might have been the point from a javelin used to hunt large...

 

Stand Tall and Praise God

My story today comes from Luke 13:10-17. She had gotten used to looking at people out of the corner of her eye, by looking up and sideways. After eighteen years she could hardly remember any other...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    May 26, 2022

Thought for the Week

I do not plan to examine all the judges of Israel listed in the Book. But I do want to look at some. The Scriptural readings that go along with this one are fairly long but do not ignore reading...

 

Curryville Church of the Brethren Welcomes Full-Time Minister

The Curryville Church of the Brethren hired Pastor Christopher Heinlein to serve as their new full-time minister. Pastor Chris has been serving as the interim pastor for the past year at the church....

 

Service of Remembrance to Take Place in RS

A Service of Remembrance will take place on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 1 p.m. The service will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery, Roaring Spring. The Service of Remembrance commemorates the contribution of all men and women who have served in the Armed...

 

DUI Task Force to be Present This Week

The D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting one or more events this week. Sobriety checkpoints are well lit and manned by uniformed officers. Roving patrols utilize uniformed officers in marked police vehicles. Motorists are reminded to always be alert...

 

Public Notices

SPRING COVE SCHOOL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Proposed General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 is available for inspection on the District’s website at www.springcovesd.org/Business/. If an individual is unable...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    May 26, 2022

Blair County Historical Society Prepares for Summer Events

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Baker Mansion being used as a museum. The Blair County Historical Society rented the mansion from the Baker heirs beginning in 1922. To kick off this...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    May 26, 2022

Pennsylvania Roundhouse Rally Returning for 2022

The roar of the bikes will be returning to Duncansville four different weekends this summer. Debbra Heath, marketing director for Roundhouse Harley Davidson said, "We are doing four events this year:...

 
 By MATTHEW HALL    Sports    May 26, 2022

Panthers Heading Into Playoffs

The Panthers went 0-2 this week to finish the regular season. They lost to Everett by a score of 10-0, and then dropped a close game with Juniata Valley by a score of 7-6. They ended the regular season with a record of 7-11. The Panthers advance...

 

Herald's Curve Ticket a Hit

Kaylie Gortney of Martinsburg was one of the Herald's random Curve ticket winners last week. She and her son (shown), Karter Patterson, 1, enjoyed the game. Make sure you like the Morrisons Cove...

 

You're Out!

Claysburg-Kimmel softball works hard to get West Branch out....

 

Getting Into Trouble

I sometimes write something in a column that a few readers find offensive. These readers are often not bashful about telling me about it. In a recent column about my son's harvesting a gobbler last sp...

 

Lady Dragons: Laurel Highlands Champions

As the Lady Dragons' regular season comes to a close, an 18-2 record gives them the edge in the Laurel Highlands conference, putting them at the top. The Lady Dragons started the week with an 11-8 win...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 26, 2022

Dragon Baseball Finishes Undefeated

At the end of an undefeated season, the Central Dragon Baseball team are the champions of the Laurel Highlands Conference. An 8-5 victory over the Forest Hills Rangers ended the undefeated season for...

 

Roaring Spring Lions Club Presents Scholarship

Roaring Spring Lions Club President Elaine Dick presented Josh Bridenbaugh 17, son of Garth and Angie Bridenbaugh of Martinsburg, The RS Lions Club Memorial Scholarship at the regular monthly meeting...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 26, 2022

Blair County Garden Club Holds Plant Sale

Blair County Garden Club had an abundance of attendees at its annual plant sale in Altoona at the Jaggard Street Church on Friday, May 20. Folks from Homewood and New Enterprise attend this great...

 

Ballots Printed in Claysburg Cause Election Day Problem In Lancaster County

A snafu in counting votes in Lancaster County during the May 17 primary was caused by improperly printed ballots from NPC in Claysburg. According to Lancaster County election officials, the mail in ballots couldn’t be counted because they were...

 

Morrisons Cove Rotary Honors Twenty-Seven Area Students

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club honored 27 graduating high school seniors as recipients of the 2021-2022 Student of The Month Awards Program. Honorees, along with their families and club members,...

 

Claysburg American Legion to Have Memorial Day Program

The Claysburg American Legion will conduct Memorial Services at the following cemeteries on Sunday, May 29, 2022. This will be the 88th Annual Memorial Day Program. • 1:15 – Sproul • 1:35 – King • 2:05 – Imler • 2:25 ...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    May 26, 2022

Martinsburg Native Named Blair County Dairy Princess

A new Dairy Princess was named for Blair County, continuing on a family legacy. The Blair County Dairy Princess Pageant took place Saturday, May 21, at the Christian Missionary Alliance (CMA) Church,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 26, 2022

Freedom Township Water Project Underway

Construction on the Freedom Township water project, which will provide public water hookup to homes along Everett Road, is progressing and is slated for a September completion. The nearly $3 million project will provide 86 new public water hookups...

 

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