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B. Joanne Hicks

B. Joanne Hicks, 85, of Roaring Spring, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning Sept. 22, 2022, at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Roaring Spring the daughter...

 

Susan P. Tremmel

Susan P. Tremmel, 87 of Summersville WV, formerly of Claysburg, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. She was born March 15, 1935, in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Walters) Perry. She married Herbert Tremmel April 4,...

 

Charles M. Settle

Charles M. Settle, 87, of Duncansville, went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning, Sept. 22, 2022, at home. He was born Sept. 6, 1935, in Hollidaysburg the son of the late David and Emma (Hammel) Settle. He married Mary A. Chamberlain April 9,...

 

ACM Recognizes 60 Summer Grads

Allegany College of Maryland recognized 60 graduates earning 66 associate degrees and certificates at the conclusion of the summer 2022 session. Graduates and their degrees or certificates are listed below according to residence. The awards refer to...

 

DUI Task Force Releases Results

On Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, officers of the Blair County DUI Task Force made their presence known locally by conducting a DUI roving patrol. The following results are from the detail: • 84 individual contacts • 54 warnings issued for vehicle...

 

Car Crashes Are No. 1 Safety Issue For Children

National Child Passenger Safety Week began on Monday, Sept. 19, and AAA East Central is reminding parents about the importance of properly installing and using car seats. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),...

 

Blair Co. Master Gardeners Set Fall Garden Programs

The Master Gardeners of Blair County and Penn State Extension emphasizes: Pruning woody trees and shrubs, bees and beekeeping, IPM and the Spotted Lanternfly in October programs. All programs are scheduled for 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Altoona Area...

 

Newcomers to the Cove: Claysburg

A few months ago I wrote a series about how towns in Morrisons Cove got their names. Claysburg, although not located in the Cove per se, is a neighboring community and a de facto member of our neighborhood. This is apparent as one reads our...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Maggie Dawes traveled the world as a photographer. She also had a YouTube following. Maggie was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma cancer and she posted her progress, or lack of it, on her YouTube chann...

 

A Historic Victory Brings Drug Price Relief to Pennsylvania's Seniors

Here in Pennsylvania and across the country, millions of seniors will get relief from a new law that will help reduce out-of-control drug prices. For the first time in decades, Big Pharma’s relentless grip on their wallets, medicine cabinets and...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Hello. Thank you for the history article On High Street, Williamsburg, there was the Blyler Butcher Shop. I cannot tell you if it was the exact property as the present laudromat. William Blyler was proprietor until the economy changed...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 7, 1897 Farmers are husking corn.Will there be any husking bees this season with lots of red ears in the shock? These old-time enjoyable affairs should not be allowed to fall into disuse. There is no truth in the report that silver...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 5, 1972 Fire destroyed a two-story barn and several pieces of equipment on the Melvin Closson farm along Route 36 near Roaring Spring. Closson’s 12-year-old grandson, David, discovered the fire, and his sister, Sharon, called it in....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 6, 1922 The winter’s round of Literary society meetings has begun. These educational and entertaining meetings are one of the best features of the community life of the Cove, and should be patronized and encouraged by every citizen....

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 2, 1997 The Claysburg Library received grant money to be used for connecting the library to the Internet. Patrons would be limited to 30 minutes per visit when using the Internet. The Northern Bedford Band Parents and the Northern...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 2, 1947 Representatives from Roaring Spring, Williamsburg and Hollidaysburg were ordered to appear before the State Sanitary Water Board to explain why they were not operating existing sewage works. All three towns were located along...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 27, 2012 Leah Hershberger of Bedford County placed in the top seven overall in the 56th Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Coronation. She also won honorable mention in the Dairy Knowledge contest and was a runner-up in the scrapbook and...

 

Do Love

You probably remember that it was a lawyer who inspired Jesus to tell the story of the Good Samaritan. He seemed like a smart person with a well-trained mind. He seemed concerned with the law, if not justice and with drawing the line between right...

 

Back on the Streets of Bedford After Pandemic Pause

If you happen to be in Bedford Square this week, you may notice that a pre-pandemic fixture is back on the sidewalks: smiling faces standing next to colorful carts featuring a positive message and...

 

Thought for the Week

My thanks to Editor Anna Baughman for allowing me extra space for the last “Thought.” Today, we look at Isaiah 55 and we will likely switch to another book next. LISTEN EVERYONE, Isaiah begins thi...

 

Catalano Releases a Christmas Book Centered on Santa, Baby Jesus

Former Hollidaysburg author Tom Catalano has released his latest book entitled “Nicholas, the Santa Story.” Growing up, Catalano always celebrated Christmas the traditional way, with Santa,...

 

Public Notices

ABANDONED VEHICLES The following abandoned vehicles will be sold at public auction at Walter’s Auto Wrecking, 403 Walter’s Lane, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, on October 1, 2022 at 10am. Vehicles: 2014 Hyundai, VIN# KMHCT4AEXEU631548; 2000 Ford, VIN#...

 

Pennsylvanian Postcards of the Past

The postcard on the left was sent to the Herald from Darwin Stapleton. He bought it at an antique store in Hopkins, Minnesota, which explains why it comes with an address from North Dakota. The...

 

HACP Discusses Pumpkin-, Winterfest

The September monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) was held at the U.S. Hotel with the focus on marketing and programming events. The Aug. 13 Family Fun Day was reported as a huge success with over 800 people...

 

Gender Identity Questions Raised at HASD Meeting

The September monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg School District Board of Directors committee of the whole/voting meeting was highlighted by a spirited discussion over establishment of a gender identity policy. School board member Carmen Bilek...

 

Borough Hears from Citizens Concerns About Flooding

A number of issues were discussed in unfinished business at the Hollidaysburg Borough Council monthly September meeting, but stormwater runoff and resulting flooding was the one given primary attention. Trina Illig was in attendance to discuss the...

 

Kicking Off: Sosnowski a Highlight for Hollidaysburg

Between a brutal schedule and a wave of injuries, there hasn’t been a lot to cheer about yet this fall for the Hollidaysburg Area High School football team. The Golden Tigers are 0-5 halfway through the regular season. One thing Coach Homer...

 

Allocation of Federal COVID Recovery Funds

In March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which included funding for state, local and Tribal governments nationwide. The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds...

 

Applicants Invited to Apply for PA Farm Bill Grants To Prepare Future Generation for Success in Ag

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding called for proposals for $500,000 in PA Farm Bill Agriculture & Youth Grants. Redding invited applicants whose projects are aimed at preparing...

 

AAA: Gas Prices Decrease in Pa.; National Average Increases

Gas prices are two cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.902 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.902 Average price during the week of Sept. 19,...

 

Pa. Unemployment Rate Down To 4.2 Percent In August, Lowest Rate in More than 20 Years

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for August 2022. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down one-tenth​ of a percentage point over the month to 4.2 percent in August, the...

 

Bedford County Technical Center to Host FAFSA Night

The Bedford County Technical Center will host a FAFSA Completion Night on Monday, Nov. 14, in the computer lab from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will have a staff member on hand to help with completing...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This little section has taken a long summer vacation, but we are back for fall. When I think of fall, besides pumpkins, I think about apples. A few weeks ago teaching at Bright Beginnings in Roaring...

 

Farm Show Gears Up for Fall Extravaganza

"Every fall this is something that we definitely look forward to," Williamsburg Community Farm Show Board Secretary Angie Walason said about this weekend's annual Fall Extravaganza. The extravaganza...

 

School District Adopts Title I School-Wide Plan

During its meeting last Tuesday evening, the Williamsburg Community School Board adopted its first Title I school-wide plan. Title I is remediation in reading and math for the elementary school. Superintendent Lisa Murgas said that the school-wide...

 

Getting Around in the Bygone Days

As we jump in the car for the quarter-mile trip to pick up bread and milk, it’s difficult to imagine the days prior to car and truck or even bicycles, but for many Morrisons Cove residents of the past, if a horse was not around it meant exercising...

 

Central's Rotary Student of The Month: Hunter Myers

Hunter Myers Parents: Ryan Myers and Karla Myers School Activities: National Honor Society, Cross Country, Track Hobbies/Interests: Playing sports, reading, and volunteering Honors/Awards Received:...

 

State Game Lands Tours Slated For October

Pennsylvania’s state game lands really are something to see. Want to find out? Take one of the tours the Pennsylvania Game Commission is holding in October. The tours provide a good example of the opportunities available on game lands statewide,...

 

Richland Defeats Central Soccer

Richland's Evan Beglin takes a shot on goal and scores on Central goalie Connor Biddle Monday. Central fell to Richland 3-1. The Dragon's record is now 2-6....

 

Lady Dragons Defeated by Marauders

\As the Lady Dragons continued through their season, they came to a roadblock last week when traveling to face the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders. The Dragons faced defeat in just three sets, losing...

 

Archers Ready to Go

Saturday (Oct. 1) ushers in what is one of the most eagerly anticipated seasons on many sportsmen's calendars. It is the opening of the seven-week archery deer season. Archers have been preparing for...

 

Dragon Football Continues Winning Streak

The Central Dragon Football Team faced the Chestnut Ridge Lions at home this week. After last week's defeat over the Forrest Hills Rangers, the Dragons continued its push through mid-season with a...

 

Lady Dragon Tennis Celebrates Senior Night

The Lady Dragon Tennis team traveled to face the Forest Hills Lady Rangers to start the week, ending with a 4-1 victory. At home for Senior Night against the Somerset Lady Eagles, the night ended...

 

Lady Dragons Soccer Dominating in Perfect Season

Central Lady Dragons had a huge win over Bedford. Central won 2-1. The Dragons are now 9-0. The last goal was a penalty kick for the win....

 

Bulldogs Fight but Fall to Mo. Valley

Despite this slip-up, Moshannon Valley defeated C-K 21-14. This leaves the Bulldogs' record at 1-3. Claysburg-Kimmel will travel to Conemaugh Valley this week....

 

Friends of Martinsburg Library Set 2023 Book Sales

The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library held its annual regorganization meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. The Cove Book Club met on Sept. 13 to discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. The group had a Zoom presentation...

 

Herald Hears from More 1940s Family Members

Vickie Yarnall visited the Herald office to show us her mother, Esther E. Oakes, who is in the third row, second person from left. Yarnall said her mother was very close with Doris Hite, who is also...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 29, 2022

Claysburg Man Accused of Operating Meth Lab

A Claysburg man is behind bars after the discovery of drug paraphernalia in his garage led police to a suspected meth lab. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, on Sept. 7, police...

 

Dragon Pride Foundation Donates to Libraries in SCSD

The Dragon Pride Foundation made donations of $500 to each of the libraries in the Spring Cove School District. The foundation thanks local libraries for all that they do for the c...

 

VFW Announces Scholarship Winners, Teacher of the Year

The National Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) organization annually sponsors two youth essay competitions, Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy. These competitions which are held on a local, district,...

 

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