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 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 23, 2021

Memorial to W. Gene Henry Planned; Committee Currently Seeking Donations

When W. Gene Henry passed away last February, he left behind a deep imprint on the Martinsburg community through his many philanthropic endeavors. From the borough building to the ambulance building,...

 

Applications Open for $1.2 Million in Recovery Grants for the Humanities in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) announced it is now accepting applications statewide for $1.2 million in pandemic recovery grants for organizations with a humanities-based mission and organizations conducting humanities programming. Called...

 

State Auditor Reminds School Districts to Keep Bus Driver Background Checks on File

Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor reminded school districts facing a shortage of bus drivers not to cut corners regarding driver background checks required by state law. “Bus driver background checks help to keep Pennsylvania’s children safe,...

 

PennDOT Accepting Applications For 2022-23 Improvements Under Multimodal Transportation Fund

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that applications will be accepted to fund new transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) through Nov. 5, 2021. “The Multimodal...

 

Blair County Historical Society Plants Cherry Tree for Blair County's 175th Anniversary and Sunday on the Lawn 2021 Season Finale

A tree dedication ceremony celebrating the 175th Anniversary of Blair County was held by the Blair County Historical Society at Baker Mansion Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. Blair County Commissioner...

 

Pa. Ready to Provide COVID-19 Booster Shots Upon CDC Authorization

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam signed an order to ensure that vaccine providers are prepared to start COVID-19 booster shots as soon as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues the necessary federal guidance....

 

Low-Interest Loans Awarded to Companies Through PIDA

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved low-interest loans to three businesses, located in Bedford, Bucks, and Westmoreland counties, to help them improve their operations, better serve their customers, and create and...

 

Digital Hunting Licenses Available

In time for squirrel season, Pennsylvania hunters now may carry digital versions of their licenses, in place of paper licenses. Unlike Pennsylvania’s former hunting and furtaker licensing system, the new system, HuntFishPA, is equipped to issue...

 

WISE Women of Blair County Announces Funding Opportunity

WISE Women of Blair County is providing a new funding opportunity, entitled Empowering Women & Eliminating Racism: Grant Application. WISE Women of Blair County, through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, has established this opportunity...

 

Pennsylvania Farm Show Set for Jan. 8-15

Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding announced last week that the next Pennsylvania Farm Show will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, through Saturday Jan. 15, 2022. This year’s Farm Show, unlike last year’s virtual event, will...

 

USDA Seeks Comments on Farm Bill Changes to Help Expand Access to Capital

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced that USDA is seeking public comment on a direct final rule to help expand access to capital to deploy broadband infrastructure in rural areas....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Between a full-time job, writing weekly articles for the Herald, taking college classes and assisting the volleyball team, my nights are busy, and with a sister who isn’t the next Emeril Lagasse, it falls on me to cook dinner. Instead of eating...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg

Fall Craft Show Extravaganza Over 40 vendors will be at the Farm Show Grounds on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Williamsburg. Antiques, primitives, arts & crafts, and other vendors will be outside. There will also be the Blair County...

 

Authority Hears Update on CMA Church

Williamsburg Municipal Authority member Daryl Cole told the authority during last Tuesday’s (Sept. 14) meeting that after meeting with a food inspector about the CMA Church’s ongoing water issues, the church may not need public water, and the...

 

Leading With Kindness

"We just love our community," Williamsburg Dollar General Store Training Manager Rebecca Detwiler said after being recognized alongside Lead Sales Associate Emily Detwiler for "DG Kindness." DG...

 

American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk Set For Oct. 10

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central PA will be held Oct. 10, 2021, at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona to unite communities, honor those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds for a world with...

 

Upcoming Cemetery Walk Will Feature Prominent Citizens

A cemetery walk through the graveyard in downtown Loysburg will be held Sunday, Oct. 3, beginning at 2 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the walk will be held the following Sunday at the same time. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend....

 

Two Ways

My Dad used to say there is a right way and a wrong way and there is his way. I think he thought his way was the best! In life there are two basic ways of doing things – the right way and the wrong...

 

Thought for the Week

Here stands my seventeen-year-old-hero in chains, wearing only underwear. His outerwear was taken by his brothers to deceive his father into believing he is dead. He is in chains because he is sold...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 23, 2021

Southern Cove Power Reunion's Annual Show Features Many Vendors

The Southern Cove Power Reunion's Annual Show took place on Sept. 17, 18 and 19 at 145 West Cave Road, New Enterprise. The show featured many winners: • Winner of the 2004 Ford Tractor was Scott...

 

The Benjamin Lyons Family of Salemville, Pa.: Part 1

One of the most highly respected families of Salemville, a tiny community in the southwestern corner of Morrisons Cove in Bedford County, is the Lyons family. Salemville was sometimes called “Seven Day Corner” because of early residents coming...

 

Pennsylvania Celebrated Constitution Day

In recognition of Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17, the Pennsylvania Courts released an infographic highlighting fundamental information about both the federal and state constitutions. The...

 

Raising Awareness of Suicide Prevention Among Pennsylvania Veterans

Members of the Wolf administration gathered at the YWCA Greater Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20 veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being...

 

Pennsylvania's Archery Deer Season Awaits

If something can be routine and record-breaking at the same time, Pennsylvania’s archery deer season is it. It’s routine in its consistency. Pennsylvania held its first statewide archery season in 1951; this year’s hunt is the 71st in a row...

 

Central Golf On Winning Streak

9-17-2021 @ Park Hills CC Central (203) (Record 8-1-1) Brumbaugh-37 Baum-38 J.Snowberger-42 G.Snowberger-43 Z.Oakes-43 Bishop Guilfoyle (219) (overall Record 12-6)(7-2 league) Rice-39 Querry-42 Helsley-45 Doernte-46 Partner-Gore-47 Jerry Brumbaugh...

 

Central Soccer Scores Two Wins, One Loss

9-21-2021 Central 2 1 3 Penn Cambria 0 1 1 1st half: C- Ben Theys (Jon Imler) 9:33; C- Drew Laufle (Zach Gahagan) 19:09 2nd half: C- Jon Imler (Ben Theys) 49:16; PC- Brandt Patterson (Penalty Kick) 79:55 Ben Brumbaugh made 7 saves in the win...

 

NB Girls Soccer Defeats Two Teams 6-0

9-16-2021 Site: Everett Girls Everett 0 Northern Bedford 6 Northern Bedford 3-0 1st half Northern Bedford 3-0 2nd half First half. Abby Kline NB 7:19(assist Hailey Douglas), Reaghan Grimes NB 3:47 ( assist Abby Kline), Emily Heck NB 2:36 Second...

 

Central Volleyball Falls to Central Cambria, Chestnut Ridge

9-20-2021 VARSITY FINAL SCORES: Central Cambria def. Central 25-15, 25-19, 25-11. SITE: Central Cambria High School SERVICE POINTS Central: H Mingle 10, Claar 7 Central Cambria: #6 19, #10 9. Records: Central (1-3); Chestnut Ridge (1-1). JV: Central...

 

Central Alum Named on D3Football's Team of the Week

Saint Vincent College graduate student Cam Norris has been named to the D3Football.com Team of the Week following his impressive performance in the Bearcats’ season-opening win at Bluffton on Saturday, Sept. 11. Norris is a Roaring Spring native...

 

Down The Tubes

When I was growing up, sportsmen were blessed with three fine national fishing and hunting magazines. Sadly, they are no longer published. "Sports Afield," the one with the lowest circulation of the...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Beats Tussey 22-14

The Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs evened their record to 2-and-2 with a 22-14 road win over the Tussey Mountain Titans on Friday, Sept. 17. Claysburg will host the 1-3 Rockets from Southern Huntingdon this Friday, Sept. 24. Editor’s note: No...

 

Central Dragons Crush Red Devils

The Central Dragons remain undefeated after dominating the Central Cambria Red Devils 49-13 on Friday, Sept. 17. Junior QB Jeff Hoenstine completed 8 of 13 for 208 yards and 4 touchdowns. Senior...

 

Windber Rambles Over NB, 56-7

The undefeated Windber Ramblers are as good as advertised. The States #6 ranked AA team dismantled the Panthers early with a first quarter barrage of 3 TD's to win, going away, 56-7. "This completes...

 

Central, NB Participate in SFU Volleyball Tournament

Both Central and Northern Bedford attended the 20th annual Saint Francis University Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 18....

 

Sheriff Office Implements Prescription Drug Drop Box

The Blair County Sheriff’s Office has announced the implementation of a prescription drop off location for unused/unwanted medications. The secured drop container is located in the breezeway at the front of the Blair County Courthouse. How to prepa...

 

Irvin Brubaker Celebrates 101st Birthday

Irvin Brubaker's 101st birthday celebration was held at Frankstown Township Memorial Park on Saturday, Sept.18. Brubaker, of West Loop, is the youngest of thirteen children and is the last surviving...

 

Five Generations of Claars

Shown are the five generations of Claar women (from left): Janet Claar of Queen (great-great grandmother); Carla Claar of Claysburg (great grandmother); Samantha Kreider of Roaring Spring (mother)...

 

Herald Travels to NC With Our Editor

The Herald's dedicated editor couldn't part from her Herald for a whole week. Anna Baughman (center, holding Herald) brought a copy of the Herald on her vacation to Ocean Isle Beach, North...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 23, 2021

Not Too Late to Catch Cove's 'Murder at the Theater'

The Cove Community Theater presented "Murder at the Theater," an interactive murder mystery, on Sept. 18 and 19. The theater is located at 5768 Churchview Road, Loysburg. Pre-show entertainment was...

 

Taylor Township Confirms: A Pizza Hut is Coming

Taylor Township has confirmed that a Pizza Hut Restaurant will be going into the Giant Eagle Plaza. A Facebook post earlier this month by Bennett Williams Commercial Real Estate of York, Pa, announced that 1,200 square feet of space had been leased...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 22, 2011 The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Co. earned first place for the Central District’s Volunteer Firemen’s Association’s 2011 Fire Prevention Award. It was Martinsburg’s first time receiving the award. The Spring Cove...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 19, 1996 Dr. James W. Scott of Martinsburg RR was given a new five-year contract to continue as superintendent of the Spring Cove Schools. Dr. Scott was starting his fifth year under his first contract. The Morrisons Cove Home...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 23, 1971 A group of Spring Cove teachers protested a salary freeze instituted by the school board. The board cited an order by the Presidential Cost of Living Council, and there was some discussion over the specifics of the order....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 26, 1946 An air race, topped off with stunt fliers, drew the greatest crowd ever assembled at the Blair County Airport on Sept. 22. Local fliers Charles Ake Jr., Hubert Hershberger and Paul Metzler placed first, second and third in...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 23, 1921 A 390-by-60 foot flat-type barn on the Fanny Gage farm near Martinsburg was completely destroyed in a fire that started from a lighted lantern hanging from the rafters in the hay loft. Working in nearby pig pens, occupant...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 24, 1896 The private banking house of Gardner, Morrow & Co. in Hollidaysburg, in business since 1850, closed its doors “owing to the general depression in business.” It pledged to repay depositors dollar for dollar when possible....

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Here we are in the stage of our lives where we have many more years behind us than ahead of us. We served our country and we were continuously and gainfully employed until our retirements. Now we have family and grandchildren we wish t...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Last week’s Herald obituary for Anna Lee (Over) Martin brought back some fond memories. She and I were schoolmates at Morrison Cove High School, she in the class of 1951 and me a year later. Anna Lee was a participant in every extra...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: All week leading up to Sept. 11, I felt compelled to visit the Flight 93 memorial, so I drove there that Saturday. As I approached the area around 10 a.m. from the east on Route 30, there were vehicles and groups of motorcycles...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Ronald D. Creps, originally from Martinsburg, will be among 33 Pa. veterans to be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund In Memory Program at a special ceremony on Oct. 16 in...

 

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