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 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 19, 2019

M-burg Mayor Reflects On 25-Year Friendship With Det. James Leavelle

Some people choose the spotlight, and sometimes the spotlight chooses them. On Nov. 24, 1963, James Leavelle, a homicide detective with the Dallas Texas Police Department, found himself with the spotl...

 

Broadband: We Can't Afford To Wait

Imagine the following scenarios: • A sixth grader, who is trying to finish an online project, can only complete this assignment while sitting in her parent’s car in the parking lot of her school. • A physician, whose patient lives more...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 19, 2019

Valor Awards Presented to Four Freedom Township Men

Four Freedom Township men were recently presented valor awards at the Central Pennsylvania Volunteer Firemen's Association convention held in Clymer last month. The Valor Award is given to an individu...

 

Volunteers are Important to Libraries

CORTNEY LEE GENISMORE Roaring Spring Community Library Do you have a little bit of time to share your talent? Think about becoming a library volunteer. Thousands of volunteer hours are performed at the library each year. You, too, can become a...

 

Northern Bedford Parents Raise Concerns about Bus Stop

A group of concerned parents raised their voices at Northern Bedford School District's Sept. 10 school board meeting. The group represented the parents of Bus 16 students. This route encompasses the S...

 

'What Do We Do?'

To the Editor: I just finished reading the [Morrisons Cove] Herald from front to back. I am amazed at the statements that were posted from other newspapers and our own governor, Tom Wolf. They are trying to find out a cause for all of the violence...

 

C-K Board, Education Association Agree to Three-Year Contract

A new three-year contract between the Claysburg-Kimmel School District and its education association was approved during the Sept. 11 meeting of the school directors. The contract between the Claysburg-Kimmel Education Association and the C-K School...

 

Rural Areas are in the Middle of the Crisis

By GLADYS GODINEZ Community Organizer Center for Rural Affairs More than 600 people were detained on Aug. 7, 2019, in small rural towns in the state of Mississippi by Homeland Security Investigations (HMI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 13, 1894 The Martinsburg cornet band and the Martinsburg senior orchestra, both under the direction of Prof. D.N. Croft, visited the county home at Hollidaysburg, where they discoursed some excellent music for the benefit of Steward B...

 

S.C. Supt.: Less Funding for Public Schools in Safe Schools Grants

Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker had some bad news for the Spring Cove School Board at its regular meeting Monday, Sept. 16. Dr. Baker informed the board that although the Safe Schools Grant awards will be announced in three to four weeks, they will no...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept, 19, 1919 Quite a number of people from the surrounding community motored to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Leidy and family of near Spruce Creek, on Sunday, September 7. The auto party consisted of nine cars. After reaching their...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 21, 1944 The well which has been the source of the water supply for the sixty or more children in the two-room school building at Henrietta earlier this week was condemned by the state health authorities, and during the past day or...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 17, 2009 A new pavilion is in the final phase of a project that started three years ago. The pavilion was built at Riverside Park in Williamsburg at the end of July by B & W Construction. The borough received approximately $30,000 in...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 15, 1994 Carolyn Shaffer was named the Claysburg Farm Show Queen. Runners-up for the title were Amy Dively, first, and Linette Brown, second. The pageant is held annually by the Claysburg Rotary Club as part of the community’s...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 18,1969 The Spring Cove School Board focused its attention on the high cost of pupil transportation during its meeting Monday night. The additional cost of running late buses from the high school this year touched off a discussion....

 

Public Notice

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...

 

DEATH RECORD

GABLE, Robert J., 85, New Enterprise KAUFFMAN, Richard E. Susquehanna Township, formerly of Morrisons Cove MCCLOSKEY, Helen M., 88, resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Roaring Spring SNYDER, Herbert E., 75, Fayetteville, formerly...

 

ROBERT J. GABLE

Robert J. Gable, 85, of New Enterprise, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at his home. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral today, Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Woodbury Church of...

 

RICHARD E. KAUFFMAN

Richard E. Kauffman, 95, of Susquehanna Township, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at the UPMC Pinnacle Community Campus. A funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at his church, Penbrook...

 

HELEN M. MCCLOSKEY

Helen M. McCloskey, 88, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Roaring Spring and Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Helen was born on...

 

HERBERT E. SNYDER JR.

Herbert E. Snyder Jr., 75, of Fayetteville, Pa., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. A funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Mount Pleasant United Brethren Church,...

 

DANIEL L. STULTZ

Daniel L. Stultz, 79, of Williamsburg, passed away early Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019, at Maybrook Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. A celebration of life service followed by a fellowship meal will be held at 2 p.m, Saturday, Sept....

 

DORCAS E. STULTZ

Dorcas E. Stultz, 82, a resident of Graystone Court, Roaring Spring, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday morning, Sept. 13, 2019, at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. A funeral...

 

DOROTHY FOX WILSON

Dorothy Fox Wilson, 97, of Duncansville, died Saturday morning, Sept. 14, 2019, at her residence, following an extended illness. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring...

 

Tea Party to Meet Sept. 24 at Bavarian

The Blair County Tea Party on Tuesday, Sept. 24, will review several lobbying efforts which are scheduled in Harrisburg earlier that day. The Blair County Tea Party hopes to send members to each of these events and encourages anyone who is...

 

PennDOT Invites Motorists to Take Public Survey Online

PennDOT is accepting construction and maintenance services feedback through an online survey. The public can take the survey through Oct. 22 at www.surveymonkey.com/r/penndotroadwork. The 16-question survey asks how they receive PennDOT roadway...

 

Bulldogs Score Third Consecutive Victory

The Claysburg-Kimmel football team secured its third straight victory Friday, Sept. 13, blanking visiting Moshannon Valley, 30-0. The Bulldog defense held the Black Knights’ offense in check, limiting them to just 82 yards of total offense – all...

 

Valley Proves to Be Too Much for Central

The Scarlet Dragons traveled to Penns Valley (3-1) last Friday with the hopes of slowing down the high-powered Rams’ offense. Penns Valley entered the game averaging more than 50 points per game and six touchdown passes per game. Penns Valley...

 

Titans Overcome NBC in Thrilling 'Brawl'

Tussey Mountain's domination in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the Titans outlasted the Northern Bedford Panthers, 32-22, in one of the most thrilling "backyard brawls" in recent...

 

Juniata Valley Stings Blue Pirates at Home

Juniata Valley jumped out to a 31-0 lead at halftime against visiting Williamsburg Sept. 13 and cruised to a 38-12 victory. The win moved the Green Hornets to 3-1 on the season, The Blue Pirates dropped to 0-4 with the loss. “Juniata Valley did a...

 

Game Commission Seeks Input on CWD Response Plan

The Pennsylvania Game Commission on Sept. 12 released a draft of its new Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan, a document that, when adopted, will guide the agency’s management of CWD, which always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects. The...

 

CWD Affects Out-of-State Hunters

Pennsylvanians who harvest deer, elk, mule deer or moose out-of-state likely can’t bring them home without first removing the carcass parts with the highest risk of transmitting chronic wasting disease (CWD). Pennsylvania long has prohibited the...

 

Scores Improving for CHS Golfers

The Central golf team was involved with a pair of Mountain League contests recently. The Dragons traveled to Boalsburg where all eight league teams competed. Philipsburg took 1st place with an impressive score of 308. Central finished in 4th place...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

I have been fly-fishing for more than 50 years. During these years, I have caught a fair number of beautiful trout and have seen a good many unusual things. One of the most unusual "buildings" I ever...

 

CHS Tennis Team Moves to 5-2

Central’s Lady Dragon tennis team improved their record to 4-1 with a pair of lopsided home victories recently. The Dragons disposed of Shanksville 7-0 and Mountain League rival Huntingdon 6-1. All five Lady Dragon singles players dominated play...

 

Panthers End Losing Streak

The Northern Bedford County High School boys’ soccer team snapped a 23-game losing streak Sept. 10 with a 4-1 victory at Forbes Road. Collin Yeatts scored two goals and had an assist for the Black Panthers. Teammates Evan Coffey scored two goals...

 

Vietnam War Commemoration Coming to Blair County Nov. 8

State and federal lawmakers who represent Blair County announced Monday morning, Sept. 16, a November commemoration of the Vietnam War period, including an opportunity for veterans and their families to receive a Vietnam veteran lapel pin. The event...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

On the doorstep of autumn we stood last week. Behind us is humid summer heat with thunder and lightning and driven rain, but before us are cool, dewy mornings. On a September morning we don shoes and...

 

Campaign Underway at H-burg Library

Imagine reading in the Herald that a public building project came in under budget and mortgage-free. Five years ago, the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library did just that. In 2014, the new...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"But Ruth replied, 'Don't urge me to leave you or turn back from you. Where you go, I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 20:1-6 II Corinthians 2:12-17 I Corinthians 16:1-7 II Corinthians 8:1-7 Romans 15:25-29 Acts 20:2-3 Acts 19:21-22 Acts 20:1-6 does not seem to have much in the way of...

 

Claysburg CoB to Host Spiritual Renewal Services Sept. 29-Oct. 2

Spiritual renewal services will be held at the Claysburg Church of the Brethren from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 with guest speaker Pastor Randy Parish. The series will begin Sunday morning, Sept. 29, wit...

 

Heritage Fair at Camp Blue Diamond

The public is invited to the Middle Pennsylvania District's 39th annual Heritage Fair at Camp Blue Diamond Saturday, Sept. 21. The fair will begin with a diner-style breakfast served in the lodge from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. There will be a 5K run/walk sta...

 

Chorus Director

Tom Kunkle is directing the Cove Community Chorus in preparation for Christmas concert Nov. 23-24 at the Spring Cove Middle School, Roaring Spring. The chorus practices from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays...

 

Christian Singles Group To Meet Friday

Gospel music singer Tom Smith of Everett will be the guest at the Christian Singles’ meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the barn room of Pete and Carol Imler along Spang Street Extension, behind Spring Plaza in Roaring Spring. Smith will...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    September 19, 2019

Cove Community Theater Performs Before a Full House

The Cove Community Theater's production of "The Ark and Arkeology" received a standing ovation at the Sunday, Sept. 15 presentation. The former Loysburg Methodist Church building, now the home of the...

 

Watters Named Bronze Medalist at Photo Competition

Della Watters of WattersWorks & Co. of Everett was named a Bronze Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2019 International Photographic Competition. Eight of her winning images w...

 

AAA: Red-Light Running Deaths Hit 10-Year High

More than two people are killed every day on U.S. roads by motorists running through red lights, according to data analysis performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The most recent crash...

 

Area Businesses Support Challenge Program

Blair County Businesses Local businesses contributed $45,000 to The Challenge Program Inc. to support the program's efforts to motivate and reward students during the 2018-19 program year in Blair...

 

Pa. Students Invited to Help Fight Spotted Lanternfly

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Sept. 3 invited first- through eighth-grade students to help spread the message about the threat of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly by entering the 2019 calendar contest. Participating students learn in...

 

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