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Accepting Sealed Bids Northern Bedford County School District is accepting sealed bids for the supplying of wood chips to utilize as fuel for its bio mass boiler. Specifications for the bid are available at www.nbcsd.org or by contacting the business... Full story

 
 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    August 15, 2019

The Mueller Report, Part I

When the Mueller Report first came out, the haters were in total denial. After lying to the American people for over two years, they refused to believe that Mueller found no "collusion." They insisted...

 

Successful Skills Found at RSCL

By ABBY MARTIN In the year 2019, technology is at the apex of everything, from watching YouTube videos on how to make Christmas ornaments, to striving to have the most “likes” on a Facebook post. So, where does this leave the quaint community...

 

Letter: Tea Party Can Help

To the Editor: I just read Rick Boston's article, “A Cry for Help,” (Morrisons Cove Herald of Aug. 8, 2019, Page A-1). I thought it was really great. Well done. I’m sure the Tea Party would be interested in helping the family if they are...

 

Letter: The FBI Always Prevails

To the Editor: A very nice article about [Robert S.] Mueller (Morrisons Cove Herald, Aug. 8, 2019, Page A-4). As director, [Mueller] came in at a time when our nation encountered devastation and tragedy with 911 as well as domestic and international...

 

Burglars Discovered

Herald of Aug. 9, 1894 Two burglars broke into the residence of C.H. Mock in Martinsburg, gaining entrance to the home through the cellar. They were proceeding up the basement steps to the first floor when Mock discovered them, causing them to flee....

 

New Principal Elected

Herald of Aug.15,1919 At a meeting of the local school board on Wednesday evening of last week, Prof. M. Elton Dean, of Altoona, was elected as principal of the Martinsburg High school for the coming term. Prof. Dean comes to us very highly...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 17,1944 Another native son of the Bedford county end of the Cove has made the supreme sacrifice in France. Word was received that Pfc. Joseph Warren Reasy, aged 21, is missing in action since June 12. The young man is the son of Mr. an...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 14, 1969 Toll charges on telephone calls between Martinsburg–Williamsburg; Roaring Spring–Claysburg; and Roaring Spring–Loysburg will be discontinued Sunday, Aug. 17. G. A. Grimes, Martinsburg District Manager for United...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 11, 1994 The Northern Bedford School Board approved an interscholastic boys’ soccer team Tuesday night with competition to begin this fall. Twenty-five boys in Grades 9 through 12 have indicated an interest in the sport with at...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 13, 2009 The Roaring Spring Community Library–repainted, recarpeted, redecorated–dazzled Saturday, Aug. 8, for its grand opening. The occasion marked the 50th anniversary of the free, public library’s founding in the community....

 

DEATH RECORD

STEWARD, Rose C., 89, East Sharpsburg, Roaring Spring... Full story

 

ROSE C. STEWARD

Rose C. Steward, 89, of East Sharpsburg, Roaring Spring, died peacefully Sunday morning, Aug. 11, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A funeral mass was held Wednesday, Aug. 14, at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Newry. Father Allen P. Zeth...

 

Morrison Cove High School Class of 1959

The Class of 1959 at Morrison Cove High School, Martinsburg, held its 60th class reunion July 20 at the Hungry Duck in Roaring Spring. Those attending were (from left): Front row: Harold Bailey,...

 

Russian Artist Featured at H-burg Gallery

Art lovers need not to travel to Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., or New York City to see fine art. Take a leisurely stroll along Allegheny Street from the Diamond in Hollidaysburg, where you can...

 

Christian Singles To Hold Cookout

Gospel music singer Tom Smith of Everett will be the guest at the Christian Singles’ cookout at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the home of Pete and Carol Imler, Roaring Spring. Those who attend may invited a friend, bring a dish to share and a chair....

 

Dixie Melody Boys to Perform

One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Friendship Village Campground, 348 Friendship Road in Bedford....

 

Moving Tips to Make Settling Into New Home Much Easier

When it comes to moving, we usually focus on the process of getting organized and boxing up valuables. But we often forget about the debatably more stressful part of moving: unpacking. In fact,...

 

What to Know Before Any Home Project That Will Involve Digging

When you look down at the ground you may not realize the millions of miles of buried utility infrastructure that keeps society clothed, fed, powered, connected, and a whole lot more. Unfortunately,...

 

How to Keep Your Data Safe in Today's World

Is your data secure? Whether you’re a typical consumer gearing up with smart home technology or a business owner with dozens of clients, understanding the latest trends in cybercrime can help you protect what matters. Enter the latest updates from...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    August 15, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Back in mid-July, I listened to Dr. James Kroll's presentation about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). It was a scholarly presentation, and more than 100 sportsmen showed up to hear it. However, there...

 

Reunited After Many Years

Coach Jim Hartman, a former basketball coach at Morrison Cove High School and Central High School, invited players he coached to enjoy an evening of Curve Baseball on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Peoples...

 

Area 4 VFW Champions

The Spring Cove 13-14U VFW team recently won the Area 4 VFW championship for the second consecutive year and qualified for the VFW State Tournament, where it finished fourth after winning the state...

 

Genealogical Society to Learn About 'Indian Eve'

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Roller-Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg. The speakers will be Carl Sellers, his daughter Lora Sellers and his brother Gary...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"Splat, splat!" Raindrops pelted on the cabbage leaves in the Fair Valley garden where we were cutting heavy heads from their summer home. The wind-driven raindrops that chased us were only the first...

 

Reagan Bush Wins Congressional Art Competition

Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) recently welcomed Reagan Bush of Central High School in Martinsburg to the U.S. Capitol. Reagan was the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. "It was a...

 

Blair County's Annual Night Out Against Crime Continues to Grow

Observed annually across the nation on the first Tuesday in August, National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community....

 

Lines by Lee

Recently my four siblings and our families had a 24-hour reunion trip to Pittsburgh. We took in some sights and did things most of us had never done, even though the majority of us live fairly close...

 

Thought for the Week

If you were to watch the assembly of a present-day church, you would likely see babies being carried in and perhaps old people coming in with walkers, canes and wheel chairs. As it should be, the...

 

Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Church Installs Pastor

Though this story has many more chapters yet to be written, consider this the final installment leading up to the Installation of the 18th senior pastor in 231 years at First Presbyterian Church of Ho...

 

Farmers Market, Concert Today In Hollidaysburg

Each Tuesday, Downtown Hollidaysburg features a farmers market from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Though the market is an attractive event, many working people just cannot get there. Katrina Pope,...

 

Fitness Studio Opens in H-burg

Proper equipment is fundamental in a fitness studio. For people in search of a good workout, so is variety and new challenge. Shape of You Fitness Studio held its grand opening at 311 Allegheny St. in...

 

Showmanship Winners Announced at 69th Dairy Show

The 69th annual Morrisons Cove Dairy Show got underway Monday, July 29, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg with the 4-H and FFA showmanship contest. Nate Oleniacz of New Oxford was...

 

Best Owned and Bred Jr. Show

Caleb McGee (right) of Clearfield received the Bob Hetrick Award for Blair County's 4-H Best Owned and Bred Tuesday, July 30, during the Blair/Bedford 4-H and FFA Junior Dairy Show. McGee's Red and...

 

Recovery Walk Aug. 17 at H-burg

The Central PA Recovery Walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at Legion Park in Hollidaysburg. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. The walk will begin at 11 a.m. from Legion Park to the Blair County Courthouse. Following, there will be a rally where...

 

Blair County Uploads Basic Property Assessment Maps

The Blair County Assessment Office at the Blair County Courthouse has completed the upload of basic property assessment maps to the county website, blairco.org. To date, the maps were only available to view in hard copy or digitally on the kiosk...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 15, 2019

RS Library Agrees to Purchase Eldon Inn

The Roaring Spring Borough Council held its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, Aug. 12. Council announced that the Roaring Spring Community Library Board has agreed to purchase the Eldon Inn f...

 

Pa. Governor Visits Ritchey's Dairy, Promotes Farm Programs

Gov. Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding made Ritchey's Dairy their second stop on a visit to Blair County on Friday, Aug. 9. The visit was partly a promotion tour for the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 15, 2019

New Enterprise Man Jailed for Burglary of Duncansville Golf Shop

A New Enterprise man was jailed last week after police said he attempted to break into a Duncansville golf shop. According to charges filed by Blair Township police, on Aug. 7, an officer was patrolling the area of Golf World, 139 Golf World Lane,...

 

Dignified U.S. Flag Retirement Set for Sept. 5 at Memorial Park

The Auxiliary of the D. Merle Tipton VFW Post 43 and Boy Scouts Troops 57 and 358 will again conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in the...

 

Pa. Lags Neighboring States In Prosperity Rankings

A new study examining prosperity in the United States shows that Pennsylvania is ranked in the middle of all states. However, when compared against other states in its region, the Keystone State is far behind. The Legatum Institute, a British-based...

 

'Big Boy,' the Herald Lamb

Gage Carpenter of Dn'D Family Farms, Roaring Spring, shows off "Big Boy," one of his four entries in the 2019 Blair County Junior Livestock Sale on Aug. 13 at Memorial Park. Big Boy was purchased by...

 

The Woodstock Experience

Dan Detwiler of Bakers Summit, owner of Modern Cabinet in Altoona, was a 21-year-old recent college graduate who, with his college roommate and brother-in-law, made the trek to Bethel, N.Y., in...

 

Mallory Dodson Named 25th Annual Little Miss Claysburg

This was the year of the 25th Silver Anniversary of the Little Miss Claysburg Pageant. The pageant took place Saturday, Aug. 10, at Claysburg Area Community Park in conjunction with Claysburg Area...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    August 15, 2019

Greenfield Twp. Considering Nuisance-Related Ordinances

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors will consider adopting new nuisance-related ordinances at its next meeting, Sept. 3. The board had planned to approve the ordinances at its Aug. 6 meeting, but decided to wait a month to allow additional...

 
 By Ad Crable    News    August 15, 2019

Manure Injection Passes 'Smell Test' as Best Management Practice

For centuries across the Chesapeake Bay region, farmers have spread manure on their fields to boost crop growth and dispose of animal waste. But stormwater runoff can send those manure-based...

 

Exploring Ag Progress Days

In the photo at left, Marlene Whitt of Reedsville makes her way with her children Colton, 12, and Karla, 10, to the exhibits on display on the first day of Ag Progress Days Tuesday, Aug. 13, in Rock...

 
 By Daryl Cole    News    August 15, 2019

One Bounce Before Back-to-School ...

Grace Pointe Community Church of God held its annual Back-to-School Celebration on Sunday, Aug. 11. More than 80 children attended the event which included snacks, games and these bouncy houses to...

 

Williamsburg Borough Holds 'Infrequent Occurrence' to Discuss Zoning

“An infrequent occurrence” are words to describe the public hearing at last Monday evening’s Williamsburg Borough Council meeting. The public hearing held during the meeting was in regard to Ordinance No. 393, which concerns zoning in the town...

 

W. Pa. Gas Prices Drop as Regional Inventory Jumps

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is six cents cheaper this week at $2.861 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Statewide, Pennsylvania motorists are paying a nickel less at the pump this week at an...

 

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