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Upcoming Blood Drives

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Aug. 16-31: Bedford Woodbury 8/20/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Woodbury Faith United Methodist Church, 133 Main Street New Enterprise 8/26/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Enterprise Church of the Brethren, 3729...

 

Claysburg Area Farm Show Begins Sept. 7

Some may have noticed the premium books at local businesses in the Claysburg area. Yes, it's that time of year. The Claysburg Farm Show is coming up next month. Since last year's farm show was...

 

Seventeen Girls to Participate in Little Miss Claysburg Pageant

The 26th annual Little Miss Claysburg Pageant, in conjunction with Claysburg Area Community Days, will take place Saturday, Aug. 14, at 11:30 a.m. The 2019-2020 25th Silver Anniversary Queen Mallory Rose Dodson will crown the winner. Dodson is the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 12, 2021

RS Man Facing Prowling Charges

A Roaring Spring man is facing charges after police said he was prowling around a home he previously owned. According to the criminal complaint, at approximately 11:30 p.m. on July 17, Roaring Spring police were called to a home on Franklin Street fo...

 

Warm Up the Bus

Summer is the opportunity for operators of area school buses and vans to get caught up on maintenance and inspections....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 12, 2021

Greenfield Twp. Man Going to Court with Sexual Assault Charges

A Greenfield Township man is headed to Blair County Court to face multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to the alleged sexual assault of at least five underage female members of his extended family dating back to 1997. After a preliminary...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    August 12, 2021

Community Yard Sale Brings Williamsburg Together

A town's tradition shows that people can unite through any means. Williamsburg held its annual community yard sale Saturday, Aug. 7. Many sales began as early as 7 a.m. and ended at dark. All over...

 

Beekeepers to Meet for Annual Picnic and Auction

The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers, are a non-profit organization devoted to educating the general public about the importance of honeybees. Beekeepers will meet in Cambria County. The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet...

 

A Sister's Love

Margaret (Louise) Drake had this banner made to honor her recently deceased sister, Evelyn Mock. The sign was donated by Press Box Printing in Juniata....

 

Ritchey Clevenger Engagement

Mark and Shari Clevenger of Fishertown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marlee Clevenger, to Travis Ritchey, son of Steven and Jeri Ritchey of Roaring Spring. Marlee is a...

 

Betty L. Steele

Betty L. Steele, 85, of Hopewell, passed away on August 2, 2021 at Meadow View Nursing Home, Berlin. She was born on April 4, 1936 in Riddlesburg, PA; a daughter of the late George and Alverda...

 

David A. 'Dave' Kephart Sr.

David A. “Dave” Kephart Sr., 80, of Hollidaysburg, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. He was born April 10, 1941, in Tyrone, son of the late Oscar and Ruth Kephart. He is...

 

Penn State Led Researchers Identify a Gene That Regulates the Angle of Root Growth in Corn

The discovery of a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn by an international team of researchers, led by Penn State, is a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with enhanced ability to take up nitrogen. The gene,...

 

Projected Change in Pa. Employment, 2018-2028

The population projections were derived by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and are based on a monthly survey of employers (Current Employment Statistics Program) and a quarterly tax...

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    August 12, 2021

Cheerleaders: Anna Lee, Peggy and Dave

Much is being written about the integration of Williamsburg High School football players and coaching staff into the gridiron program at nearby Juniata Valley High. But, that jointure also affects Williamsburg’s cheerleaders and musicians. Using...

 

Roaring Spring Community Library Activities for August 2021

Library Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Chalk the Walk - Every Wednesday through Aug. 18, drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to help our dull sidewalks come to life with creativity. Community Garden Club - Mondays at 10:30 a.m. throu...

 

DAR Promotes Constitution Week

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 13, 1896 A large flouring mill in McKee was totally destroyed by fire. The fire was said to have originated in the upper story of the mill. The loss was estimated at $5,000. Another fire destroyed a Williamsburg barn. The occupant,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 12, 1971 Showing the grand champion colored breed cow at the Morrisons Cove Dairy Show was Joseph Helsel of Blue Knob with his Brown Swiss. Richard Smith of New Enterprise showed the grand champion Holstein. The Civil Aeronautics...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 12, 1921 Six boys of Morrisons Cove High School became the first Thousand Dollar Poultry Club in the state, reaching their goal in nine months of the year. Together they set out to clear $1,000 above feed cost on projects for one year...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 8, 1996 Ongoing negotitation between Martinsburg Borough and Huston Township concerning police services in the township surfaced again at Monday’s meeting of borough council. Huston Township currently receives police service from...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 15, 1946 The first calf from artificial breeding arrived in the Cove. It was a Holstein heifer born to a heifer on the farm G. Ray Barley of New Enterprise. Jack Klepser of Martinsburg was seriously injured when he was thrown from a...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 11, 2011 A local township is considering an ordinance that would provide supervisors with a way to take action against dangerous properties. The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors agreed to draft a Dangerous Structure Ordinance...

 

Vacation Observations and Lessons

In my most recent column I mentioned looking forward to our big family vacation. I stated that you may be hearing more about it in the future. Now that I have been back for over a week, I thought I...

 

Thought for the Week

We continue to think of Christ building His Church. Everyone who has experienced a radical change in life, who is a Christian person is a “Living Stone” in the great Church: We can hardly review...

 

Blair Co. Chamber Breakfast Club to Have 9/11 Presentation

As the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the focus of that event and how it has changed the lives of so many people in our region rises to the forefront. Join the Blair County Chamber of Commerce at this special Breakfast Club presentation. The...

 

Public Notices

Administratrix Notice Estate of Sally Scaramozzino, late of Martinsburg Borough. Letters testamentary on said estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are requested to make payment and those having claims against... Full story

 

Do you love high school football?

The Herald is seeking correspondents to write about the Cove's football teams. If you'd like to tell the story of a high school football team's season, call 793-2144 and ask for Allan or Anna. Ability to take photos is a plus. Compensation will be...

 

A Reminder for Cove High School Coaches

The Herald’s Fall Sports Preview will go to press on Aug. 19. To coaches who have not had the opportunity to do so, please send rosters and the other requested team information to [email protected] by Aug. 16. It is incredibly important to...

 

Pa. Fishing, Boating Commission Floats Changes To Trout Season

During their quarterly business review, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission gave preliminary approval for a proposed single opening day for trout season, to begin in 2022. The proposal would create a standard single, statewide opening day of...

 

Night Fishing For Trout

More than 50 years ago when I became serious about trout-fishing, I heard stories about fishermen who caught big trout at night during the midsummer. I decided I was going to try it. Before I became...

 

Williamsburg Walking Tour Goes Down Memory Lane

On Saturdays during the summer in Williamsburg, people can head down to Riverside Park and pick up some fabulous treats at the Trail Town Market ranging from local businesses and local farmers. In...

 

Authority Pays Off PENNVEST Loan

The Williamsburg Municipal Authority met on Tuesday, Aug. 3. At that time, it was announced that they would pay off their original PENNVEST loan for $181,000 by cashing in a CD. According to Borough Manager Joe Lansberry, “This would save money in...

 

Woodbury Twp. Opens Stone Bids

Woodbury Township supervisors received two bids for stone during the Aug. 5 meeting. The bids were received from New Enterprise and Grannas Brothers. Grannas was awarded the bid because of location/distance and “in the long run, it’s cheaper,...

 

Cove Forge Staff Takes to Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Walk-Off Issues

"What are we supposed to do when these walk-offs come to our property and they don't listen when we say to keep walking?" This was one of many complaints brought up to Cove Forge employees during...

 

Spur to Help Write Grants for Borough

Mike Biddle, a part of Spur LLC, presented to Borough on Monday, Aug. 3, about a relationship between Spur and the Borough. Spur wants to help write grants to fund the town, Biddle explained. “We played little league here, ate pizza at the Sizzler,...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 12, 2021

Spring Cove School District Says More on Health And Safety Plan

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors held a committee of the whole meeting combined with a regular board meeting on Monday, Aug. 9, at the administration office board room. The biggest topic of discussion was the district’s health...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    August 12, 2021

Woodbury Borough Applies for COVID-19 Relief Funds

Woodbury Borough’s July meeting took place at the Woodbury Area Community Center. The group discussed paying their portion of a bill to have the Community Center blacktopped. Usually, the bill is sent to the borough without anyone from the borough...

 

M-Burg Fire Co. Addition Construction

Deputy Fire Chief Rich Brantner, Jr. and Eugene Garman, owner of Williamsburg-based Garman Brothers Construction, discuss windows for the 5,000 sq. ft. addition to the Martinsburg Fire Company. The... Full story

 
 By ALLAN BASSLER    News    August 12, 2021

Man Arrested for DUI Following Fatal Accident

A Baltimore, Md., man has been arrested following a fatal accident on Friday, Aug. 6, on Route 36 in Bedford County. Anthony M. Satterfield, 22, of Baltimore, Md., was arrested by Pa. State Police, Bedford, on Aug. 8, 2021, following an interview....

 

Herald Provides an Update on Planned 'Tell Us What You Think' Tour

I am writing to provide an update on the upcoming “Tell Us What You Think” Tour, intended to make the Herald a better news source for the community. I will be conducting a tour of the Herald’s coverage area to talk to subscribers, readers and...

 

Herald Expects Phone Issues on Aug. 12

We at the Herald expect to have our phones down for a period of time on Thursday, Aug. 12, to have work done on our phone system. The exact timing and duration of this work is not clear yet. If you try to call the Herald and are unable to get...

 

– Correction –

Editor’s Note: In the article “Cove Schools Hoping for ‘Relatively Normal’ Year” published on Page A-1 in the Aug. 5, 2021, edition of the Herald, information about mask requirements on buses for Spring Cove School District was incorrect....

 

Morrisons Cove Dairy Show Ends

The week-long Morrisons Cove Dairy Show wrapped up Friday afternoon, Aug. 6. The only thing left to do was clean up the park pavilions. Zoey Baker, 12, of James Creek helped her dad with the clean up...

 

Arby's and Dunkin' Planned for Lot In Front of Conemaugh Nason

The lot formerly occupied by Bickel's Surplus in front of Conemaugh Nason hospital will offer Cove residents Arby's and a Dunkin dine-in restaurants, according to information provided to Roaring...

 

County, Local Governments 'Waiting for Clarity' Before Spending Grants

As part of the federal government's response to the economic damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic, state, county and local governments are being given grants in a program overseen by the U.S. Dept....

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Junior-Senior High School Homerooms

Claysburg-Kimmel High School will be open for students on Aug. 25, 2021. The following are the room assignments: GRADE 7 Room 111, Rebecca Benton - Martha Auty, Kendal Banks, Milo Barr, Sedric Beck, Brianna Berkheimer, Angel Bertram, Trevor Brown,...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School Homerooms

Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School will be open for students on Aug. 25, 2021. The following are the room assignments: KINDERGARTEN Mr. Hartman – Reagan Boyer, Catherine Claar, Gavin Clark, Leanna Furry, Logan Granato, Waylon Hafer, Belah...

 

Northern Bedford Elementary School Homerooms

Northern Bedford Elementary School will be open for students on Aug. 25, 2021. The school day will start at 8:15 a.m. and will end at 2:55 p.m. The following are the room assignments: GRADE 5 5A, Mrs. Brennan – Weston Baker, Emilee Beach, Jesse Bri...

 

Northern Bedford Middle School Homerooms

Northern Bedford Middle School will be open for students on Aug. 25, 2021. The school day will start at 7:55 a.m. and will end at 3:07 p.m. The following are the room assignments: GRADE 8 Room 221, Mr. England – Elisa Camenga, Connor Donaldson,...

 

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