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 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 26, 2019

Benefit Auction Brings Fun, Laughter for a Good Cause

The Morrisons Cove Produce Auction near Roaring Spring was alive with color, activity and laughter on Sept. 14. This was the site of the benefit auction to help support the Central Pennsylvania...

 

Public Notices

Executrix notice Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted by the Register of Wills of Blair County, Pennsylvania, upon the Estate of Ray L. Shaw, late of Martinsburg, Blair County, PA, deceased. All persons indebted to the... Full story

 

Northern Bedford Panthers Look to Slow Bellwood-Antis

Heading into Week 6 of the high school football season, Northern Bedford will attempt Friday night, Sept. 27, to do what no other opponent against Bellwood-Antis has been able to do: knock off the...

 

Why the Library Is an Important Place

As librarians, we know the value of our community services, and our patrons appreciate their importance as well. But in an increasingly digital world, we see the role of libraries as community and cultural centers at times undervalued, and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 26, 2019

Freedom Township Woman Arrested for Assault, Resisting Arrest

A Freedom Township woman is facing charges after police said she punched a man in the face and then struggled with an officer attempting to take her into custody. According to the criminal complaint, Freedom Township police were called to a home on...

 

The Mueller Report, Part II

It feels so "yesterday" to be writing about the Mueller Report. Seriously, when is the last time you've heard a Democrat, or any of their sock puppets in the news media, mention Mueller? These people...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    September 26, 2019

NE Man Leads Convoy of Dreams

On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Bedford Fairgrounds came to life with big rigs, big hearts, and big dreams. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Bedford County held its second annual truck convoy. Under the...

 

Are you a Covite?

Facebook is one of the biggest time-wasters ever invented. I have spent hours on this Mark Zuckerberg creation with groups like "Streetcat Bob," "I Just Love to Decorate," "Show Me Your Plants," and...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 20, 1894 Jacob Camerer, about 45, of Roaring Spring, formerly of Martinsburg, was crossing a railroad culvert at 24th Street and Ninth Avenue in Altoona when he fell 15 feet to the street below and broke his neck. He died a short...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept, 26, 1919 Williamsburg was the scene of a great welcome home celebration for the soldiers and sailors of the town and adjoining districts on Saturday. The events of the day were marked by the presence of Charles M. Schwab, a native of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 28, 1944 A project that will combine utility and beauty has been started on the old Ashcom farm, now owned by Dr. J.W. Hershberger, Martinsburg physician. Three large fish dams are being constructed along the highway leading to the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 25,1969 Cadet Burton K. Ake, son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver K. Ake of Martinsburg RD2, is one of more than 750 cadets who have entered their senior year at the U.S. Air Force Academy. As he began his fourth year at the Academy, Cadet Ake...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 22, 1994 Mrs. Peggy R. Shaffer, business manager and board secretary of the Spring Cove School District, was awarded the Pennsylvania School Study Council Excellence in Administration plaque and engraved desk bell for her “many...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 24,2009 Sept. 22, a crane and flatbed truck delivered a baby in Roaring Spring-a beautiful six-foot 1,200-pound, bronze baby dragon. It was delivered to those that represents-the students of Spring Cove Elementary School in Roaring...

 

DEATH RECORD

CORLE, Sherry A., 64, East Freedom, formerly of Martinsburg MUSSELMAN, Silas A., 91, Martinsburg SELWITZ, James E., Altoona, formerly of Williamsburg... Full story

 

SHERRY A. CORLE

Sherry Ann Corle, 64, of East Freedom, formerly of Martinsburg, received her angel wings Thursday evening, Sept. 19, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral was held Monday, Sept. 23, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc.,...

 

SILAS A. MUSSELMAN

Silas A. Musselman, 91, of Martinsburg, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family by Pastor Phil Waite. Interment will be made...

 

JAMES E. SELWITZ

James E. Selwitz, 77, of Altoona, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A memorial service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Altoona....

 

Herald to Assist Area Pet Shelters

The Morrisons Cove Herald is accepting cat food, dog food, cash and cleaning supplies to be donated to area pet shelters. Donations may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Herald office, 113 N. Market St.,... Full story

 

Record Crowd Wraps Up Concert Series

Just walking down Allegheny Street toward the Diamond, it was easy to surmise that this was an exceptionally large crowd. Downtown Hollidaysburg Community Partnership officials confirmed the numbers....

 

M-burg Community Fund Sets Goal for '19 Campaign

A goal of $43,000 has been set for this year’s Martinsburg Area Community Fund Drive. This year’s goal is the same as 2018. The 2019 fund drive will support 15 charitable agencies that do work in the Martinsburg area. The Martinsburg Community...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 26, 2019

S. Woodbury Twp. Discusses Turbines

The Sept. 3, 2019, regular monthly meeting of South Woodbury Township supervisors began with all supervisors present and 13 people in attendance from the community. Michael Resca of CPV, LLC, and Michael Barton of Forestry Consulting were present....

 

Lunch-Time Feeding at Henry's Pond

Yvonne Mingle of Williamsburg uses part of her lunch hour from First National Bank to feed the many geese and mallards at Henry's Pond in Martinsburg. While eating lunch in her car the birds will...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 26, 2019

RS Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for D-ville Man

A traffic stop in Roaring Spring turned up drugs and drug paraphernalia. According to charges, on Sept. 6, Freedom Township Police were notified by Hollidaysburg Borough Police that a car being...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 26, 2019

Hollidaysburg Man Jailed on Sexual Assault Charges

A Hollidaysburg man is behind bars after police said he sexually abused a now 13-year-old boy for approximately three years. According to charges filed by Blair Township police, Brandyn Koll, 20, began abusing the boy in 2014 and continued until...

 

Northern Bedford FFA Members Compete at 'The Big E'

The FFA Milk Quality and Products FFA team from Northern Bedford traveled to the Eastern States Exposition, commonly known as "The Big E," in West Springfield, Mass., for competition Sept. 12-15. The...

 

Blair Co. Twp. Officials Meet

The Blair County Association of Township Officials held its fall convention and dinner Sept. 19 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona. Approximately 200 people attended. A moment of silence was held in memory of Glen Clapper, past president...

 

Central High Tennis Sweeps Clearfield

After losing a tight match to Windber Sept. 16, the Lady Dragon Tennis team responded with a pair of 7-0 shutouts last week. Central's record improved to 7-3 overall. Central and Windber followed the...

 

Soccer Roundup

CHS Girls The Central Lady Dragons soccer team evened their record at 4-4 on the season with a pair of 2-1 Mountain League victories. On Sept. 17, the Lady Dragons traveled to Huntingdon and defense dominated play. Neither team was able to score in...

 

Central Golfers Score Solid Victory Against Mt. Union

The Central Dragon golf team traveled to Mount Union last week and returned with a solid 377-414 victory. Mason Baker had the low score for the Dragons, shooting an 87, followed by Cohen Fisher’s 89. Jerry Brumbaugh shot 99, while Jonah Snowberger...

 

High School Volleyball Roundup

Central The Central Lady Dragons split a pair of home Mountain Conference battles last week, giving them a 2-3 league record thus far in the season. On Sept. 17, Huntingdon was able to escape Central with a five-set win. The Lady Bearcats took the...

 

Tussey's Ground Game Too Much for WHS

Tussey Mountain exploded for 301 yards rushing and seven touchdowns during its 48-14 victory a Williamsburg’s Veterans Memorial Field Sept. 20. The victory moved the Titans to a 5-0 start, while the Blue Pirates slipped to 0-5. Tussey Mountain...

 

Stingy NB Defense Pitches Shutout

Northern Bedford used a stellar defensive performance as the catalyst for a 27-0 win over the Everett Warriors at home Sept. 20. The Panthers allowed just 75 offensive yards and five first downs,...

 

C-K Holds Off Glendale

Two first-quarter touchdowns proved to be enough as Claysburg-Kimmel edged Glendale, 12-7, in an Inter-County Conference battle Sept. 20. The Bulldogs improved to 4-1, while the Vikings slipped to 3-2. Joseph Noah, who led C-K with 34 rushing yards,...

 

Dragons Fall to Bald Eagle

The Central Scarlet Dragon football team traveled to Wingate last Friday, Sept. 20, to battle Bald Eagle Area in a key match-up with league and district impacts. BEA entered the game with a 3-1 record while Central was a game behind at 2-2. Defense...

 

Cross-Country Roundup

Northern Bedford The Northern Bedford cross-country teams scored victories over host Central, Williamsburg and Saint Joseph’s Academy Sept. 19. The Black Panthers’ Ian Sherlock, Ian Zimmerman and Connor Laird each crossed the finish line in a...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Although a couple of less-popular fall hunting seasons have already begun, the major seasons are now only a week away. First up will be the autumn bow/crossbow season that is scheduled to begin on Oct...

 

MUNICIPAL

Drug Sales State Police, Bedford, charged Gage Aaron Robley, 22, of Altoona, with delivery of a controlled substance after police said he sold narcotics to an undercover state trooper in Greenfield...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The waning moon seemed to look down on me where I lay in the back of the moving vehicle. The baggage beside me didn't seem to mind the bumps in the road, but to me the bumps were brain-rattling and...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel to Celebrate Homecoming This Weekend

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28, will be the 50th anniversary of the Claysburg-Kimmel Alumni Homecoming celebration. Some changes have been made to the Friday night schedule beginning this year. The Claysburg-Kimmel Alumni Association was notified r...

 

Alyssa Reed Receives $8,000 Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation of the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons recently chose Alyssa Reed of Roaring Spring as a 2019 recipient of the Grand Lodge Higher...

 

Lines by Lee

So there I was. It was a beautiful late summer evening and my son and I were on our way to the first high school football game which was about an hour away. He was driving since he has his permit and...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 20:7-9 Acts 20:10-12 Ezra 3:10-11 Ezra 8:21-23 Nehemiah 8:1-3 Nehemiah 9:3 & 26-27 II Chronicles 7:12-22 I think I would like to compare some of what happened in the New Te...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    September 26, 2019

Heritage Fair Raises $24,000 for District, Camp Blue Diamond

Camp Blue Diamond, Petersburg, had a great turnout for the Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren's 39th annual Heritage Fair Saturday, Sept. 21. Attendees had the opportunity to milk a...

 

Jacey Myers Volunteers at California Camp

Jacey Myers of Roaring Springs has recently undertaken a Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) assignment with Camp Steven in Julian, Calif. Camp Steven is a year-round camp and conference center with an...

 

Claysburg Library Receives Donation

Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving recently donated $2,500 to the Claysburg Area Public Library. Presenting the check to Jane Knisely, library director, is Lynn Wheland from Miele Manufacturing....

 

Seven Traits to Look for While Searching for a Financial Planner

When looking for a financial planner who can bring all the pieces of your financial life together and put you in the driver’s seat of your own financial future, experts say it’s important to look beyond his or her resume. While a financial planne...

 

Tax Credits Available for Farm Conservation Projects

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced the availability of $13 million in Pennsylvania tax credits for on-farm conservation efforts. The program is PA’s nationally-recognized Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP). REAP is a...

 

Students Receive Scholarships at Frostburg State

Frostburg (Md.) State University has announced the following area students have received scholarships for study at the university. Brittany Ebersole, of New Enterprise, received the Donahue Scholarship, Academic Leadership Scholarship and Regional...

 

Health, Welfare Council to Meet Friday, Sept. 27

The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at The Arc of Blair County. The speaker will be Coleen Heim, director of the Healthy Blair County Coalition. Heim will give an update on the Coalition as...

 

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