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Williamsburg High Volleyball

Coach: Marina Brubaker Number of Years as Head Coach: One League: Inter-County Conference Returning Starters: Emily Smith, Makayla Kipe Other Returning Letterwinners: Hope Cober, Erica Loose, Zoie...

 

Williamsburg High Cross-Country

Coach: April Wheland Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Inter-County Conference Returning Starters: (3) Kelsie Butler, Aliyah Ross, Maddie Mikesic Newcomers: (4) Levi Hoover, Cyrus...

 

2019 High School Fall Sports Schedules

Central VARSITY Golf Aug. 19 @ Everett 2:00 Aug. 26 SVCC 1:00 Interscholastic Invitational @ Sinking Valley Aug. 29 @ Mtn. Lge. 1:00 Tournament @ Penns Valley Sept. 5 @ Mtn. Lge. 1:00 Tournament @ Clearfield Sept. 9 Altoona 1:00 Sept. 12 @...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 22, 2019

Freedom Township Couple Charged in Death of Infant

A Freedom Township couple is facing charges in connection with the death of their 1-month old son in June. Elizabeth Ann McIntyre, 29, and Robert Lee Zeth, 37, were arrested on Monday, Aug. 16, after an investigation by Hollidaysburg State Police...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 22, 2019

'Charlie' Yingling Remembered for His Dedication to RS Community

The Borough of Roaring Spring is mourning the loss of a man who dedicated his life to helping others. Charles F. Yingling, 85, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, following a brief battle with cancer....

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    August 22, 2019

Northern Bedford v. Central Game Highlights Opening Week

The 2019 high school football season kicks off Friday, Aug. 23, with three games featuring all four Morrisons Cove area squads. Northern Bedford (5-6 in 2018), will travel north along State Route 36...

 

Pa. Gov. Wolf Signs 'Gun Violence' Executive Order

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf on Aug. 16 signed an executive order making changes to executive branch agencies and programs to “better target the public health crisis of gun violence” in Pennsylvania, according to the administration. Gov. Wolf was joined at...

 

School's Open; Drive Carefully

As families across the country begin to send their children to school, AAA East Central has launched its annual School's Open – Drive Carefully campaign to encourage parents to talk about the...

 

N. Bedford Schools Supt. Asks Residents to Speak Up about 'Cyber School' Cost

Several community members and students attended the August school board meeting of Northern Bedford County School district on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 in the Middle/High school building. Among the numerous items on the agenda, several items had to do...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 22, 2019

Spring Cove S.D. Uses Grants to Prepare for 2019-20 School Year

The regular meeting of the board of directors of the Spring Cove School District was held on Monday, Aug. 19. Final preparations for the start of the 2019-20 school year were reported to the board. Painting projects, new carpet and tile, the...

 
 By Linda Steele    News    August 22, 2019

History of the RS Community Library

According to the Roaring Spring Centennial History Book, the Roaring Spring Community Library is one of the prime assets of the community. It all started when Mr. and Mrs. George Kensinger called a meeting in 1958. They were looking for interested...

 

The Cost Of Everything Went Up In 60 Years

OPINION As we stood at the altar waiting for pictures some 60 years ago, my thoughts flashed forward. How old would I be if we were still married after 50 years? The possibility of 60 years never entered my mind. And yet, here we are. On Aug. 30, we...

 

The News Ain't Free. Neither is Social Media

OPINION Since the Herald launched its website, I’ve had a few calls from people asking why the online version of the Herald does not cost less than the print edition of the Herald. I thought I’d address this, since it is on the minds of some...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 16, 1894 Two tramps camping in the cornfields of Isaac Diehl near Henrietta went to the Diehl home during the day while the men were all at work in the fields. The men, intent upon burglary, were met at the door by Mrs. Levi Diehl,...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Aug.22, 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. 24, 1944 A third case of infantile paralysis or polio was reported in Martinsburg on Wednesday Afternoon. The patient is little 3-year-old Robert Dubbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dubbs who occupy several rooms in the Reynolds dwelling...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 21, 1969 Construction has begun on the addition to the Nason Hospital. Contracts were signed last week with the low bidders after their bids had been approved by the State Department of Public Welfare. The general construction will be...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 18, 1994 Even the rain couldn’t keep people away from the 19th annual Pennsylvania State Singing Convention Aug. 11-14 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg. A total of 179 campers were set up at the park. More than 60 groups...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 20, 2009 The Blair County Junior Livestock Sale went well Tuesday evening at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, according to Brian Glick, auctioneer, despite a bad national economy. Mr. Glick said he thought the crowd attending the sale...

 

Blair Co. CYF Dealing with Increase in Cases

On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, Children Youth and Families Director Ashley Gehrdes presented the narrative portion of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 “Needs Based Budget” to the Blair County Board of Commissioners, for submission to the Pennsylvania...

 

Letter to the Editor

OPINION To the Editor: As always, I appreciate the tone of your thoughtful editorials, Mr. Bassler, and this one (Herald of Aug. 1, 2019, Page A-4, “My Main Concern”), on the dangers of executive power was most effective. I don't necessarily...

 

Letter to the Editor

OPINION To the Editor: For almost 371 years, The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, has held the belief that “There is that of God in everyone.” No exceptions. Friends have worked to abolish slavery, worked to help refugees...

 

Jersey, Guernsey Top Colored Breed Champs at Dairy Show

The Open Colored Breeds Show was held Wednesday, July 31, and Thursday, Aug. 1, as part of the 69th Morrisons Cove Dairy Show at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg. Hidden Hills Armani...

 

Cloggers Offer 'Try It Night' Sept. 23

The Horseshoe Cloggers of Newry will host a “Try It Night at 7 o’clock Monday, Sept. 23, at the Newry Lions Club. If attendees like the class, they may join beginner classes at 7 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 30 through Dec. 9. The Horseshoe Cloggers...

 

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