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Central to Fill Number-2, 3 Singles Spot

Coach: John Riley Number of Years as Head Coach: 16th year Career record: 107-105 2021 record: 6-12 Conference: Laurel Highlands Returning starters: Julia Ritchey, SOPH; Ashlyn Renner, JR; Kaylee...

 

Central Golf Working Toward Playoffs

Coach: Robbie Keith Number of Years as Head Coach: 15 League: Laurel Highlands 2021 record:​ Overall:​​​ 12-1-1 League: 10-1 Returning Starters and Letterwinners: Griffin Snowberger (11), Nick Baum (11), Zach Oakes (11), Alex Snyder (11)...

 

Cross Country Across the Cove

Coach: April Wheland Years as head coach: 4 League: Inter County Conference Returning: Levi Hoover, Ethan Watkin, Ethan O, Jeremiah Ross, Brooke Stewart, Eliza Mock, Kara Landsberry Newcomers: Lillie...

 

Cross Country Across the Cove

The Cross Country Team at Central High School has kicked off the 2022 season in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference League. This year Head Coach Lacey Ceschini and the team’s new Assistant Coach Joe Bilka look forward to building on last...

 

Cove Lineup for Varsity Soccer

GIRLS SOCCER Coach: Randy Trexler Number of Years as Head Coach: 1 League: Laurel Highlands 2021 record: Overall: 16-1-0 Returning starters: Seniors: Ella Garner (D), Darcy Heltzel (MF), Katie...

 

Cove Lineup for Varsity Soccer

Girls soccer Coach: Marcus Yeatts Number of Years as Head Coach: 1st year League: ICC 2021 record: 16-3-1 Returning starters/letterwinners: Seniors: Miranda Clark, Emily Heck, Abby Kline, Lydia...

 

The Cove's Varsity Volleyball

Coach: Julie Cavender Number of Years as Head Coach: 4 Career record: 45-21 2021 record: 15-5 Returning starters: Emalee Cavender, 11th Grade, OH; Ally Dicken, 12th Grade, Setter; Emma Gill, 12th...

 

The Cove's Varsity Volleyball

Coach: Caitlyn Welty Number of Years as Head Coach: 2 at Central; have coached for 12 years for AAU and USAV League League: Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference District 6 AA 2021 Record: 7-19-2 Retur...

 

The Cove's Varsity Volleyball

Coach: Marina Brubaker Number of Years as Head Coach: 4 years League: ICC 2021 record: 3-15 Returning starters/letterwinners: Abbie Merritts, Billie Harnish, Eleanor Brubaker Newcomers: Jaley McCall,...

 

The Cove's Varsity Volleyball

Coach: Shalonne Sipes Number of Years as Head Coach: 3rd season League: ICC 2021 record: 6:12 Returning starters/letterwinners: Lizzie Long, Dani Imler, Halle Lingenfelter, Lacy McIlnay, Alaina...

 

Varsity Football in the Cove

Coach: Matthew Bilchak Number of Years as Head Coach: 5 League: ICC 2021 Record: 4-7 Number of Returning Letterwinners: 15 Returning Starters: Offense: QB Caleb Oakes; LH Gabe Weyant; RH Cole...

 

Varsity Football in the Cove

Coach: Garry Black Number of Years as Head Coach: 7 League: Inter County Conference 2021 Record: 9-4 Number of Returning Letterwinners: 15 Returning Starters: Offense: Eion Snider, QB; Adam Johnson, R...

 

Varsity Football in the Cove

Coach: David Baker Number of Years as Head Coach: 12 2021 Record: 14-1; District 6 3A Champions; Laurel Highlands Champions Returning Starters: Offense: Jeff Hoenstine, QB; Mason Conrath, C; Eli...

 

Penn State Extension to Offer Soybean, Pest, Pesticides, Beef Cattle Workshops

Workshop to focus on common soybean diseases and pests An upcoming Penn State Extension workshop, titled “Soybean Disease and Pest Identification Walk,” will cover identification of common soybean diseases and pests. The in-person event will...

 

Curry Supply Welcomes New Director Of Marketing

Curry Supply Co. has announced the newest addition to the Curry Team. We are excited to welcome our new Director of Marketing, Rob Gray. In this role, Gray will provide leadership in effective and...

 

Overdose Awareness Event Hosted in Downtown Bedford

Several organizations have joined together to host Bedford County’s first ever Overdose Awareness Event, An Evening of Healing & Hope on Aug. 31, 2022, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Square in Downtown Bedford. A free community event is scheduled in...

 

Practice Makes Perfect

(From left) Claysburg-Kimmel's Eleah Diehl, Zailee Bush and Alicia Musselman practice Monday in preparation for their first junior high match with Chestnut Ridge on Sept. 1....

 

Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICES Executor - Executrix notice estate OF DONALD WESNER A/K/A DONALD R. WESNER LATE OF: Tayor Township, Blair County Letters testamentary on said estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are requested to... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 25, 2022

Freedom Township Fire Co. Ox Roast this Weekend

The Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company is holding one of its biggest and most popular fundraisers this weekend when it holds its annual ox roast weekend Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 to 27. According to Freedom Township Chief Ron Henry, the ox ro...

 

AAA: School's Open – Drive Carefully

As children return to school, AAA East Central has launched its annual School’s Open – Drive Carefully campaign. The campaign aims to encourage parents to talk about the importance of school zone safety with their children and teen drivers. It...

 

Scouting in the Cove: Bring Back The Pack so Eagles Can Take Flight

Morrisons Cove has a long history of scouting, which resulted in a relationship that was mutually beneficial. Through community support of scouting units, area youth have been able to participate and learn from the aims of scouting: character...

 

PA Senate Candidate Taylor to Host Fundraiser in Huntingdon

Carol Taylor, an Altoona candidate for state Senate, will hold a fundraiser at the Juniata Brewing Co. from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1. Juniata Brewing Co. is located at 1102 Susquehanna Ave....

 

School Board Looks Forward to New School Year

“The teachers have been in the classrooms preparing for the start of the new school year,” Elementary Principal Jennifer Metzler said. Metzler talked about kindergarten orientation, which took place on Thursday, Aug. 11, and Meet the Teacher...

 

Simpson Crowned Farm Show Queen

Charlotte Simpson of Alexandria was crowned the new 2022-23 Williamsburg Farm Show Queen following festivities held Sunday afternoon on the Farm Show Grounds. Each contestant was walked down the...

 

Farm Show Fun

Above, Cheryl Cook, the deputy secretary for market development in Pennsylvania, presents the Friend of the Fair Award to Farm Show Board Treasurer Arianne Waddington. "This is a labor of love for...

 

All Sewer Talk at Catharine Township Meeting

For years, the residents of the Ganister portion of Catharine Township have been hearing about Catharine Township’s plans to provide sewer service to that area. At last month’s meeting, many residents attended to confront the supervisors about...

 

Sing, Salute, and Celebrate!

Cove Community Chorus is back. Starting on Sept. 6 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., rehearsal will begin at Bare Memorial Church of God Roaring Spring. The chorus looks forward to having previous members back and welcoming new members. Those who like to sing...

 

Bedford Knights of Columbus Donates $500 to 'Shop With A Cop' Program

On Thursday evening, Aug. 18, The Father Thomas E. Heyden Assembly #2529 of the 4th Degree Knight's of Columbus presented a check for $500 to Trooper Michael Whelan of the Arthur L. Hershey Bedford...

 

Seeing and Believing

Soon I will speak at an interesting event that is held every six months or so. It is a challenging assignment. The gathering includes my hospice co-workers and the families of those who have passed...

 

Thought for the Week

As I said last week, "Isaiah is a good prophet and he uses a combination of warnings to alert the people and promises of blessings to entice them to get into a right relationship with God and to obey...

 

Sons of the American Revolution to Meet

The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon Saturday Sept. 10, at Hoss's Steak and Seahouse, 4308 Business Route 220, Bedford. The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes Bedford,...

 

Antique Cars a Highlight of Farm Show

Scott Ward of Williamsburg checks out some of the antique cars on display at the Williamsburg Farm Show Sunday including this 1971 Monte Carlo Super Sport SS 454 owned by Rick Gibson of...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    August 25, 2022

Gardening Tips as We Near the End of Summer

The microclimates that comprise Morrisons Cove can make for interesting conversation, especially when counting inches of winter snow fall or summer storms and rainfall. It is these microclimates that may be cited for the vastly differing reports of...

 

Northern Bedford Soccer Teams Practice for 2022 Season

Both Northern Bedford soccer teams are prepping for the season ahead. The boys (above) and girls (below) will both be coached by Marcus Yeatts this year. Though this is his first year as the girls'...

 

The End of Summer

Before launching the main theme of this column, here's an item I find interesting. A month ago I wrote that the Game Commission is considering reintroducing pine martens – predatory weasels – to...

 
 By Philip Cmor    Sports    August 25, 2022

Juniata Football Entering Second Year of W-burg Co-Op

When Williamsburg Community School District decided to shut down its football program and join Juniata Valley in a co-operative agreement, it could have been a case of subtraction by addition. Juniata Valley has been the Blue Pirates’ most-heated...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    August 25, 2022

Hollidaysburg Football Team Prepares for Upcoming Season

Hollidaysburg Area High School football coach Homer DeLattre calls it “The Standard.” “‘The Standard’ is doing the right thing, being attentive practice-wise, making sure we’re focused on the fundamentals, paying attention to details...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 25, 2022

Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Discusses Marketing Campaigns

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Board of Directors held its regular monthly meeting on Aug. 12 at the U.S. Hotel with the focus on activity with the marketing/program committee. The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) is...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 25, 2022

School Board Approves Reduced Meal Prices

With inflation hitting the current cost of food and the end of federal dollars that had been shelled out for free lunches during the pandemic, the Hollidaysburg School District found a way to recommend that the “paid portion” of reduced-priced...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 25, 2022

Hollidaysburg Borough To Fill Police Chief Role

During the last borough meeting, Mayor Joe Dodson stated as a result of retirement of a police officer and one joining the state police force, Hollidaysburg Police Deptartment, now down to six officers, needed to hire two officers as soon as...

 

Results Posted from the Blair Co. Jr. Livestock Show

The Blair Co Junior Livestock Show was held on Aug. 15 and 16 at the Morrison Cove Memorial Park. Ben Williamson of Tyrone judged the dairy beef, goat, lamb, swine and beef show. Wesley Planthaber of...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of August 30, 2012 The Instructional Support Team at the elementary level of the Spring Cove School District was eliminated following a vote at a special school board meeting. Teachers were reassigned to provide support to the students who...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of August 26, 1997 The Northern Bedford School District opened the new middle school for grades 6-8 in the rear wings of the high school building with few problems. Completion of updates and improvements to the area were finished at the last...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of August 31, 1972 Five members of the Harry Thompson family were injured when a gust of wind demolished their mobile home at Cottontown near Sproul. The wind from a thunderstorm ripped the trailer from its concrete anchor posts and flipped...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of August 28, 1947 A representative of a rat eradication firm and Paul Zook of the Martinsburg Boosters were visiting farms in the surrounding area to talk to the farmers to see if any were interested in having rats on their farms killed as...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 1, 1922 A large barn on the farm of the Rev. D.N. Nissley was completely destroyed by fire, burning the building, machinery, horses and the entire season’s crops. The cause was unknown, and the loss was set in excess of $10,000....

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of August 26, 1897 The farmer is still smiling broader smiles. Wheat climbing upward, the cornfields waving their flattering prospects into this face. On the whole he is the happiest man in all the realm. Among the sad and lonely lords of crea...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: State Sen. Judy Ward at a recent Blair Chamber breakfast when asked twice if Joe Biden was the legally elected President of the U.S. answered “Joe Biden is President.” Earlier in her remarks, she said election integrity was her dis...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

The Blair County Libraries have a new data base available to you. Are you wondering what you should read next? You know what you like, but do you know what books are out there that you would like? NoveList Plus helps you find the genre you like. The...

 
 By Joseph Walk    Opinion    August 25, 2022

Newcomers to the Cove: Our Newest Citizen

Nancy and I have recently closed a unique chapter in our new life in the Cove. Our church hosts an ESL (English as a second language) program. As part of that initiative, for the past nine months we...

 

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