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Public Notices

Restricted Use Pesticides Pursuant to §128.85 of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Title 7 regulations, GROWMARK FS, LLC. hereby gives notice of ground application of "Restricted Use Pesticides" for the protection of agricultural crops in m...

 

CARRIE M. MAUK

Carrie M. Mauk, 94, of Roaring Spring, formerly of New Enterprise, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. A funeral was held Sunday, July 28, at St. John's...

 

Cove Dairy Show Under Way

Katheryn Longenecker, 15, of Williamsburg, hoses down "Ashe" Monday morning, July 29, preparing to enter her in the Morrisons Cove Dairy Show competitions this week at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in...

 

DORIS J. SMITH

Doris J. Smith, 75, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 25, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after an extended illness. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral...

 

Local Ambulance Service Plans Emergency Awareness Day

The Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service Inc. in 2018 organized an event to help raise money for its equipment fund and to give the community an opportunity to interact with first...

 

KENNETH PAUL SMITH

Kenneth Paul Smith, 72, of Roaring Spring, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 1:30 until 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 1, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., www.thegoodfuneralhomeinc.com, Altoona. A funeral w...

 

Two Counties Received Nearly 55 Million Pain Pills From 2006-12

The Washington Post on July 19 reported county-level use of prescription pain pills in the United States from 2006 through 2012. According to the Post’s reporting, Blair County received 43.9 million prescription pain pills for that period, enough...

 

J. KENNETH STERN JR.

J. Kenneth Stern Jr., 85, of Martinsburg, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing. Funeral Services will be private and at the discretion of the family. Mr. Stern was...

 

Blair County Takes Steps to Upgrade Magistrate Office Security

After an arrest, district court is the next step in the process through the criminal justice system. Whether a person is in front of a magisterial district judge for a civil dispute, a traffic violation or a criminal hearing, it is a place where...

 

The Mount Hosts Claysburg STEM Campers

Mount Aloysius College hosted the Claysburg Summer STEM & Arts Camp on its campus Monday, July 29. Students conducted science experiments, saw a drone tutorial and learned about video production....

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway – Aug. 16

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Bowie Baysox at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug 16. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary, but you...

 

'My Dragon Books' In Review

“My Dragon Books” by Steve Herman are a series of books written to help children ages 4 to 8 learn valuable social and emotional skills in a fun and relatable way. The series follows Drew and his pet dragon Diggory Doo through a series of...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway – Aug. 17

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Bowie Baysox at 6 p.m. p.m. on Saturday, Aug 17. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary,...

 

The Nonfiction Section

Those of us who dabble in the occasional do-it-yourself project eventually learn a few "rules of the road," so to speak. We know that you should always "Measure twice, cut once" and "If it can't be...

 

Ink Splatters

I’m going to ask supporters of President Donald J. Trump to pause a moment in their admiration of the man and consider an unintended side effect of his presidency. I know that many Trump supporters (and some political independents) think that the...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of July 30, 2009 These are “moving in days” at the newly constructed Spring Cove Elementary School in Roaring Spring. The building will open its doors to 500 students and 50-75 staff for the first day of class on Thursday, Aug. 27. The...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 28, 1994 Last fall Marjorie Ferry decided to give up driving. She was 88 years old then (89 now), and she had been driving for 71 years – the same car for the last 43 years. The 1929 Model A Ford that she bought for $175 in 1950...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of July 31, 1969 The sale of Combined Paper Mills, Inc., to National Cash Register Co. for approximately $36 million was approved Monday by shareholders of Combined Paper meeting in Combined Locks, Wis. The merger will be carried out through...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of August 3, 1944 Four Blair County young men, one from North Woodbury township, two from Roaring Spring and the other, formerly of Claysburg, went away to war together, trained together, went overseas together, and were in the French...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of August 1, 1919 The home of Mrs. Lewis Davis was the scene of a happy gathering on Sunday, the occasion being in honor of her daughter Miss Mary Davis, a Red Cross nurse who arrived at her home here from oversea service, Thursday of last...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 26, 1894 A cold front brought cool temperatures and a long-awaited rain to the Cove region. The cooler temperatures were “greatly appreciated and refreshing” to Cove residents. The storm, however, brought thunder and lightning...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In the United States of America today, we hear vile criticism by many of our politicians and from nameless individuals on the internet of those others who have different ideas. Yet, we hear little of their ideas or a logical argument...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In November 2018, I discovered I had a problem regarding an issue with the Pennsylvania government. I didn’t know where to turn for help but, fortunately, I was directed to state Senator Judy Ward's office. Sen. Ward didn't hesitate...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: After reading the opinion and your clarification (“What Happened in 1776 Did Not Stay There,” Page A-4 of the July 25, 2019 edition of the Herald), I thought you might want to clarify something else. Prosecutors do not...

 

Imler Resident Begins 12-Week Clinical Rotations

Ali Feathers, a resident of Imler and a student at King's College, Wilkes-Barre, recently began her final year of study as part of the physician assistant master's degree program. Her final year of...

 

Runners-Up

The Spring Cove Junior Legion baseball team finished second in the Oley Regional, coming up one game short of making the state playoffs, held in Homer City. Spring Cove lost two games to Lower...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    August 1, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

I do not spend a lot of time on the internet; but when I am online, I visit a couple of fly-fishing sites. One of these is paflyfish.com, where there is a forum that includes various sub-forums. On...

 

Some Experiencing Long Wait Lines for Hunting Licenses Bought Online

Some hunters who bought their 2019-20 hunting licenses online have been slow to receive them, which in some cases might have impacted their submitting applications for antlerless deer licenses. The Pennsylvania Game Commission encourages hunters...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"Mom, I can't get the 'lapper' off," said Lyla about the husks on the ear of corn she held in her hands. At age 2, pronouncing the word 'wrapper' may yet be too difficult; it might not even be the...

 

AgChoice Donates to Dairy Promotion

During its annual customer and community appreciation event, AgChoice Farm Credit's Martinsburg branch donated $250 to Bedford County Dairy Promotion. "As a cooperative, our mission is to inspire...

 

American Red Cross Facing Blood Shortage

To help address the current emergency blood shortage, all who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross through Aug. 29 will receive an Amazon.com Gift Card via email. Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of...

 

State Sen. Ward to Be Featured at Breakfast Club

The Blair County Chamber Breakfast Club program to be held from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona, will feature State Sen. Judy Ward. In addition to updates on current legislation, Sen. Ward will speak from the...

 

Lines by Lee

Years ago Art Linkletter had a hit show called "Kids Say the Darndest Things." The premise was simple. Film a child or a small group of them as you ask questions. Their answers were sometimes...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 18:18-23 I Corinthians 1:1-9 Ephesians 1:3-9 Ephesians 2:4-10 Deuteronomy 33:13-17 Judges 13:3-7 Judges 13:11-20 We come to section of Scripture that is a bit unusual. Paul...

 

Salemville Holds Picnic, VBS

The German Seventh Day Baptist Church of Salemville held a community picnic Sunday, July 21. More than 30 people – children, parents, grandparents and community people – socialized together....

 

Five-Generation Photos

A gathering of five generations recently met at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Pictured to the left are Maxine (Holsinger) Lockett, holding her great-great-granddaughter Lucille...

 

Five Tips for Young and Beginning Farmers

By ASHLEY HICKS AgChoice Loan Officer Are you young and beginning in your career? Whether you're a first generation dairyman, farming in the evening after your day job, or working in industry – here...

 

PennDOT Provides Construction Update

PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards recently announced that hundreds of construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects have been issued this year. Through June 30, PennDOT crews have improved more than 800 miles of...

 

NBC Student to Interview People for Senior Project

The Bedford County Historical Society is seeking Bedford Countians who attended school in the 1950s and 1960s. A yThe Bedford County Historical Society is seeking Bedford Countians who attended school in the 1950s and 1960s. A young lady, Allyson...

 

Zane Grimes Graduates from Basic Training in San Antonio

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zane R. Grimes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that...

 

Ted Danson Shares Tips on Aging

In his distinguished career, actor Ted Danson has played many iconic roles, including a cantankerous but caring doctor. In real life, the 70-year-old says good relationships with health care...

 

Great Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

When you think about exercise, you likely envision using the treadmill or lifting weights. But every bit as important to your long-term health and wellness are activities that keep your mind sharp...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group Plans Meeting

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. Permethrin treated socks, which have tick repellent protection lasting up to 70 washings, tick...

 

NatureWorks A Walk in the Park in Hollidaysburg

Nature is the first name of this amazing new Hollidaysburg park owned by the Blair County Conservation District (BCCD). Located beside the big red barn on Bedford Street just below Route 36,...

 

Allison Reunion Location Moved Due to Excessive Heat

The 95th annual Allison Reunion of the Samuel S. Allison clan was held on an oppressive and excessive heated day on Sunday, July 21, at the Williamsburg C&MA Community Life Center, rather than at the Williamsburg Riverside Park, as previously...

 

State Offering Grants to Small Businesses and Farmers

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the availability of $1 million in grant funding to Pennsylvania small businesses and farmers for energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and natural resource protection...

 

Nominees Sought for ACE Award

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Agricultural Community Excellence (ACE) Award. This award will be presented at the annual Farm-City Dinner held in the fall. Those who wish to make a nomination are requested...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 1, 2019

RS Shooting Raises Questions About Country's Mental Health System

An officer-involved shooting in Roaring Spring last Friday evening that left one man dead has raised questions about the effectiveness of the mental health care system. At approximately 4:16 on...

 

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