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Pennsylvania Spotlights Rich Food Culture on Four New Culinary Trails

First Lady Frances Wolf and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Marketing, Tourism & Film Carrie Fischer Lepore celebrated Pennsylvania’s rich food history and heritage with the launch of four new culinary...

 

Check Car Seats to Ensure Child's Safety

As National Child Passenger Safety Week wraps up (Sept. 19-25), new research reveals a concerning gap in child passenger safety awareness. AAA East Central and the National Safety Council are sharing data that sheds light on the extent to which...

 

Game Commission Takes Measures To Address Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has taken important steps to address Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD), a considerable threat to the Commonwealth’s domestic and native wild rabbit and hare populations. A recent executive order from the agency...

 

FDA And CDC Authorize Booster Dose of Pfizer Vaccine To Certain Adults; Pa. Vaccine Providers Are Ready

Following an in-depth approval process by the federal government, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced this week a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be immediately available for certain adults who were fully vaccinated by...

 

Altoona Native Michelle Leyo Joins Curry Supply

Curry Supply has announced the recent hiring of Michelle Leyo as a marketing manager. In this role, Leyo will be corresponding directly with the marketing and sales teams on various new and ongoing projects to meet business objectives while...

 

Pandemic Prompts More Americans to Consider Travel Insurance

A recent AAA travel survey found that 31 percent of travelers are more likely to purchase travel insurance. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on Americans’ travel plans, including how they protect their trips. According to a recent AA...

 

Pennsylvania's Unemployment Rate Down to 6.4 Percent in August

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment situation report for August 2021. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point over the month to 6.4 percent in August. July’s rate was...

 

Herald's 'Tell Us What You Think' Tour Gets Warm Reception in Williamsburg

Williamsburg wants more local sports news. That was the message we heard from the third Herald “Tell Us What You Think” town meeting, which was held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsburg on Monday, Sept. 27. The Herald’s meeting in...

 

DUI Task Force Out on Patrol This Week

The officers of the Blair DUI Task Force will make their presence known on area roadways in one or more fashions (check point, roving patrol, or mobile awareness) to ensure Blair County roadways are as safe as possible. Officers remind drivers:...

 

Catharine Twp. to Keep PSP as Police

During last month’s Catharine Township meeting, it was suggested that perhaps the township partner with the Williamsburg Police Department to enforce its ordinances. After discussion, it was said that the township would have to have its own police...

 

Justin Becker Appointed to School Board

Following Tim Strohmeyer’s resignation as part of the Williamsburg Community School Board, Justin Becker was chosen as the new Woodbury Township representative during last Tuesday evening’s meeting on Sept. 21. Becker beat out Jill Norris, Billie...

 

Seventh Annual 'Laces for Alli' Event Coming Up This Sunday, Oct. 3

For seven years now, the Reason to Run group has been sponsoring their annual event – "Laces for Alli" and that event will be taking place this Sunday evening, Oct. 3. The event is to honor the...

 

Williamsburg Volleyball

The Williamsburg Lady Pirates Volleyball Team lost to the Lady Hornets by a score of 0-3. Proceeds from the game, held at Williamsburg, benefited those in the community dealing with a cancer...

 

Pennsylvania Experts Offer Foliage Tips for Residents and Travelers

To highlight some of the world’s most beautiful, diverse fall foliage, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is making its experts available to serve as regional advisers, offering tips and resources to help...

 

Replogle/Woodbury/NBC Reunion Brings About 90 Alum Together

About 90 alumni of Replogle, Woodbury, and NBC high schools gathered for a reunion on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Southern Cove Fire Company building in New Enterprise. Replogle High School began in...

 

The Benjamin Lyons Family of Salemville, Pa.: Part 2

Benjamin married Mary “Polly” Heck, a white girl, but their marriage date is uncertain. According to a paper written by historian Frank Bayer of New Enterprise, they were the parents of five children: Mary, James H., Catherine, Richard and...

 

USDA to Prioritize Investments That Address Top Challenges in Rural Communities

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced that USDA Rural Development will give funding priority for projects to address some of the top challenges in rural America. This funding...

 

Curry Supply Co. Marks End of Q3 With Launch of New, Heavy Duty Keystone Line Of Service Trucks

Curry Supply has unveiled its brand-new line of service truck bodies: Keystone and Keystone Pro. With a heavy-duty aluminum design and the Pro option for a crane body, Curry’s latest addition to the service body world offers superior construction...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 30, 2021

Imler Volunteer Fire Company Gun Raffle

Imler Volunteer Fire Company held a very successful gun raffle and dinner on Sept. 25. The fire company is located at 996 Mowry's Road, Imler Pa. 16655. Attendees enjoyed the cooler temperatures for...

 

CK Unable to Score Against Huntingdon

The Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs were shut out by the Southern Huntingdon Rockets on Friday, Sept. 24, by a score of 41-0. The loss drops Claysburg to a record of 2-3. The Bulldogs will host the 4-0 Juniata Valley Hornets this Friday, Oct. 1. Players...

 

NB Boys Soccer Defeats Berkley Springs

9-23-2021 Site: Northern Bedford Boys Northern Bedford 9 Berkley Springs 2 Goals: Evan Coffey (junior), 1; Levi Wiedemann (senior), 1; Reyan Imler (senior), 3; Collin Yeatts (junior), 3; A. Batholow...

 

NB Girls Soccer Conquers Two Teams

9-23-2021 Site: Northern Bedford Girls Northern Bedford 7 Moshannon Valley 0 Northern Bedford 5-0 1st half Northern Bedford 2-0 2nd half First half: Reaghan Grimes NB 31:43, Abby Kline NB 26:33, Abby Kline NB 21:29, Reaghan Grimes NB 15:49, Abby...

 

Big First Quarter Propels Panthers

Curwensville was late arriving at Northern Bedford for Friday night’s ICC matchup. They were also late in getting started as the Panthers shell shocked the Golden Tide with a 28-point flurry in the first quarter enroute to a 41-20 victory. NB...

 

Dragon's Defense Sets the Tone for Panther Annihilation

The Central Scarlet Dragons dominated the Penn Cambria Panthers at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field this past Friday. A battle of undefeated teams ended with a 46-6 victory for the Dragons. The...

 

Central Girls Soccer Overcomes Richland

9-27-2021 Roaring Spring, PA GIRLS Varsity Soccer FINAL SCORE: Central 2, Richland 1 Score By Halves Central 1 1 Richland 0 1 1st Half : C - Black (Heltzel), 6:04 2nd Half : R - Beglin (own goal), 11:35; C - Black (unassisted), 20:37 Central Senior...

 

Central Boys Soccer Crushes Greater Johnstown

9-25-2021 Central 9 2 11 Greater Johnstown 0 1 1 1st half: C- Ben Theys (Jon Imler) 3:57; C- Ben Theys (Zach Gahagan) 5:18; C- Ben Theys(Lane Kephart) 6:44; C- Jon Imler (Ben Theys) 7:31; C- Lane Kephart (Jaden Myers) 10:03; C- Ben Theys ( Jon...

 

Central Volleyball Falls to Two Teams

9-23-2021 VARSITY FINAL SCORES: Penn Cambria def. Central 25-23, 20-25, 25-15, 25-16. SITE: Central High School SERVICE POINTS Central: Klotz 12, Claar 9, Weitzel 7, Roth 6. Records: Central (League 1-4). JV: Penn Cambria 26-24, 25-19. NOTEWORTHY:...

 

Archers Set To Go

This coming Saturday (Oct. 2) is arguably the third most popular day on the sportsman's calendar – following the opening day of trout season and the opening day of rifle deer season. It is the...

 

W-burg High School Sports Wrap-Up

Football The Juniata Valley Hornets continued their undefeated season by beating the Everett Warriors 42-0 on Sept. 24 at home in Alexandria. Seniors from both Williamsburg and Juniata Valley were...

 

Central's Tomi May Works Hard on the Court

Tomi May (shown) won her first round match against Gracie Ray of Forest Hills 6-4, 6-2. May lost in quarterfinals to number one overall seed and 3 time defending champion Alyssa Kush of Westmont 6-0,...

 

C-K JV Football Rescheduled

The Junior High football scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, (CK home game at Tiger Stadium), has been moved to today, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 at Tiger Stadium. Please note the following: • Kickoff will be 4 p.m. (This is a change in time...

 

Don't See Your Team?

Talk to your coaches or athletic directors. The Herald receives sports updates directly from coaches and athletic directors. If there is a sport you would like the Herald to cover, please let us know and we will try to contact coaches or athletic...

 

Life's Choices and Career Exploration to be Presented to CK Students In Joint Effort by Claysburg Education Foundation and CK School District

The Claysburg Education Foundation and the Claysburg-Kimmel School District are jointly working on a program called Life’s Choices and Career Exploration that will be presented on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, for grades 9 through 12 at Claysburg-Kimmel...

 

Emergency Blood And Platelet Shortage: Red Cross Supplies Drop To Lowest Post-Summer Levels Since 2015

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood and platelet shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs. Donors of all blood...

 

Nason Volunteer Retires After More Than 40 Years of Service

Patricia "Pat" Horner retired from volunteering at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center on Sept. 16, 2021, after more than 40 years of service to the hospital. Horner volunteered in the Nason Gift Shop and...

 

Job Fair at Jaffa Shrine Oct. 6

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, PA CareerLink will host a job fair in association with Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board, Altoona Blair County Development Corporation, Blair County Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Altoona Career & Technology...

 

Claysburg Homecoming Happening This Weekend

It is that time of the year again. Homecoming is here. Claysburg’s homecoming will begin with the traditional football game on Friday, Oct. 1, at the Hollidaysburg field. Claysburg-Kimmel will play Juniata Valley, which just recently acquired...

 

Clarification

The article “SCSD Votes to Follow Mask Mandate, Inciting Anger From Parents, A Plea from Student For No Virtual School” by Thomas Schmitt, which appeared on Page A-1 of the Sept. 23, 2021, Herald, has raised some questions. According to Dr....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 30, 2021

Blair County Association of Townships Announce Scholarship Opportunity

High school seniors residing in one of Blair County’s 15 townships that plan to attend a trade or vocational technical school after graduation are invited to apply for a chance to win a scholarship from the Blair County Association of Township...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 30, 2021

Woodbury Pike Traffic Stop Yields Large Amount of Narcotics

A Roaring Spring man and an Altoona woman who police said were bringing a large amount of methamphetamine into Blair County were arrested after police stopped their vehicle in Taylor Township on Aug....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 30, 2021

M-burg Fire Company Holds Chicken BBQ

Martinsburg Fire Company held a chicken barbecue on Sept. 25, 2021, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Half of the proceeds from this event went to the W. Gene Henry Memorial plaque. The fire company...

 

Central Tennis Participates in D6 Competition

Central's Tomi May plays against Forest Hills' Gracie Ray in the District 6 singles competition Monday morning at Altoona High School's Mansion Park courts....

 

Photo From 1800s Shows Local Man Reading Herald

"I'd like to get that picture in the paper," Clyde Claycomb, 93, said to his sister, Anna May Clapper, one day. Clapper reached out to the Herald to make that happen. Hanging in Claycomb's living...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 30, 2021

Cove Forge Resident Jailed for Vehicle Theft, Adding to List of Concerns in Williamsburg

A resident of Cove Forge has been charged with stealing a vehicle after walking away from the facility on Sept. 13. Adam M. Maahs, 26, was arraigned by Hollidaysburg Magisterial District Judge Paula...

 

Sprucing Up

Freedom Township employee Doug Grace trims the grass at the township's memorials. With fall upon us, Grace will soon turn in his trimmer for a snowblower....

 

NPC Owner, Chairman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

After receiving the Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Excellence in 2020, Mark Barnhart will finally be honored at the 2021 award ceremony. Barnhart is the owner and chairman of the board at NPC in Claysburg...

 

Dairy Producers And Their Families Invited To Free Dairy Appreciation Dinners

Pennsylvania dairy producers and their families are invited to one of three free Dairy Appreciation Dinners. Hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence, the events will be held on three dairy farms across the state on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8:30...

 

Gov. Wolf Announces Veterans' Trust Fund Grant Awards

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that nine Pennsylvania county Veterans Affairs Offices will receive $150,000 in grants, and 20 charitable or Veteran Service Organizations will receive $650,000 in grants from the Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF), admini...

 

Snippets

A few weeks ago I had written about finding humor in the Bible. Here are a few more places that made me smile… That Time God Called Out Mullets We all remember the mullet haircut, right? Short in...

 

Thought for the Week

My hero does not seem to have good fortune in the beginnings of these "Thoughts." Last time he was a slave. This time he is in prison. He is here because he was falsely accused of molesting his master...

 

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