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Public Notice

Advertisement for Bids Sealed proposals will be received by the Woodbury Township of Blair County at 6385 Clover Creek Rd., Williamsburg, PA 16693 until 7 p.m. on November 7, 2019, for the following items: Item 1, 6-wheel dump w/10’ plow, asher &...

 

Po's Peek at the Past By .........By Dave Potchak

As I think back over the many incidents that took place in the education field during my tenure, I'm reminded of the following: The awards assembly Once during the middle-school achievement awards...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

A Secret to Die For By Lisa Harris Grace Callahan was reading a book in bed when she heard an intruder in her house. She was able to escape out the bedroom window with her phone and called 911. The in...

 

National Newspaper Week. Keep Community Newspapers Viable

How do you get your news? This week we celebrate National Newspaper Week in which we recognize the valuable service and important role newspapers play in our daily lives. For more than 300 years, countless words have been printed and delivered to...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 4, 1894 Charles Whysong of Blue Knob, who had been shot in the head in mistake for a turkey, under went an operation by Dr. Harmitage to remove the bullet, which was extracted in two pieces – one from the center of the forehead and...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 10, 1919 At a meeting of the local school board on Wednesday evening of last week, Prof. M. Elton Dean, of Altoona, was elected as principal of the Martinsburg High school for the coming term. Prof. Dean comes to us very highly...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 12, 1944 Residents along some of the highways leading out of Martinsburg were somewhat amazed Monday and Tuesday in seeing loads of tomatoes going away from Martinsburg instead of toward the H. J. Heinz receiving station in the town....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 9, 1969 Martinsburg Borough Council will write to United Transmissions, Inc., demanding better television cable service for the company’s subscribers in Martinsburg. The action was taken by council at a meeting following a formal com...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 6, 1994 After some discussion Martinsburg Borough Council voted unanimously to allow trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Since 1991 official trick-or-treating hours had been scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. on the Saturday...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 8 2009 An informational meeting at Northern Bedford High School outlining the state Clean and Green program has prompted additional Southern Cove farmers to apply for the preferential tax assessment program. Approximately 135 dairymen...

 

DEATH RECORD

BANKS, 89, Garner, N.C., formerly of the Cove BOUSLOUGH, Harry D., 84, Roaring Spring HERR, Kenneth Dale, 83, Westlake Village, Calif., formerly of the Cove KEITH, Betty Lou, 84, Curryville...

 

JOHN BANKS

John Banks, 89, of Garner, N.C., passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 10, at Royer Cemetery in Williamsburg. John was born in Blair County, Pennsylvania, and retired from...

 

HARRY D. BOUSLOUGH

Harry D. Bouslough, 84, of Roaring Spring, died Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Friends will be received from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral today, Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc.,...

 

KENNETH DALE HERR

Kenneth Dale Herr, 83, of Westlake Village, Calif., passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, after a long illness. He was a devoted husband and loving father. He battled Parkinson's disease for nine years....

 

BETTY LOU KEITH

Betty Lou Keith, 84, of Curryville, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg, following a stroke. A funeral was held on Friday, Oct. 4, at Curryville...

 

Lamb Chops Cooking Contest

The Blair County 4-H Lamb Chops held their annual cooking contest on Sept 8 at the Williamsburg Farm Show. Since the Lamb Chops have goat members also, the members were given a pound of lamb burger...

 

Dept. of Ag Reveals 2020 PA Farm Show Theme: 'Imagine the Opportunities'

The 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show aims to showcase the countless ways to be a part of Pennsylvania’s vibrant and diverse agriculture industry and its promising future through its theme: Imagine the Opportunities. “This January, Farm Show-goers...

 

'Women in Dairy' Conf. Set for Dec. 3 in Harrisburg

Women involved in the dairy industry will have an opportunity to learn about key production practices and to network with peers at an upcoming conference offered by Penn State Extension. Hosted by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, the Women in Dai...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary Raises $3,500 for St. Jude's

Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary kicked off its second annual coin drive for St. Jude's on Friday, Sept. 6, with a toboggan "hat day." The students wore knit hats to show their support for children who...

 

Board Accepting Applications For Conservation Easements

The Blair County Agricultural Land Preservation Board is accepting applications from Blair County landowners for agricultural conservation easement consideration. The deadline to submit applications...

 

Panthers Overpower Pirates

The Northern Bedford High School football team traveled to Williamsburg on Friday, Oct. 4, looking to put behind it a tough loss in the previous week to Bellwood-Antis. The Black Panthers scored 26...

 

Dragons Dominate Huskies

The Central Scarlet Dragons returned home Friday night to battle Bishop Carroll (3-4). The Dragons raised their record to 4-3 with a dominating performance in all areas – offense, defense and special teams. As has been in most of their games this...

 

Valley Halts C-K's Win Streak

The Juniata Valley football team put an end to Claysburg-Kimmel’s five-game winning streak on Friday night, Oct. 4, limiting the Bulldogs to 173 yards of total offense in a 27-6 victory. Each team is 5-2 through Week 7 of the high school season....

 

Northern Bedford, Central Split Boys' Girls' Soccer Doubleheader

The Northern Bedford boys’ and girls’ soccer teams played host to Central on Saturday, Oct. 5. The NB boys earned their third straight victory with a 2-1 victory, while Central won the girls’ game in overtime by the same score. In the boys...

 

Busy Week for CHS Dragon Soccer

It was a busy week for the Central Dragon boys’ soccer team as it played four times, winning once. The Dragons split their two Mountain League games and lost twice in non-league affairs, giving them a 3-9 record on the season. On Sept. 30, the team...

 

Additional State Forest Roads to Be Open During Autumn

Hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts heading into Pennsylvania’s state-owned woodlands this autumn will find additional roads open in 18 of the 20 state forest districts, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today....

 

The Sportsman's Corner

When Pennsylvania's State Senate passed its version of a bill to allow hunting on Sundays, it appeared that limited Sunday hunting was going to be permitted in Pennsylvania. The bill allowed three...

 

More Opportunities on Tap for Pennsylvania Hunters This Year

Although some hunting seasons are underway, the cooling temperatures and changing leaves signify the best is yet to come. Pennsylvania’s statewide archery deer season began Saturday, Oct. 5, and its return is prompting the Pennsylvania Game...

 

Tax Planning Tips and Important Tax Preparing Strategies

By KENNY NEARHOOF Accounting Officer AgChoice Farm Credit It’s October. Many people are not thinking about tax planning. However, tax planning is crucial to do every year. Not just to look at income and expenses, but also at tax preparing...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The wheels of the van went round and round all along the road. Although my traveling companions and I spent the hours and miles visiting, laughing and singing together, it was a sad occasion which bid...

 

Local Man Part of Research Program at IUP

Ryan Wertz, of Woodbury, was part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics sixth annual Research Experience for Summer Scholars...

 

Herald Travels to Book Festival

Pictured are Martinsburg residents Connie Lamborn (left) and Peggy Steinfurth standing in front of the Pennsylvania booth at the Library of Congress National Book Festival held in Washington, D.C.,...

 

Lines by Lee

I have written about and enjoyed God’s amazing grace for a long time. I can’t think of a bigger concept and fact in life. God loves me and demonstrated His grace through Jesus’ death and resurre...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 20:13-21 Acts 20:22-28 Acts 20:25-27 Acts 20:29-38 Ezekiel 3:17-21 Ezekiel 33:1-9 II Corinthians 5:7-10 & Revelation 20-11-15 The farewell to those loved ones from Ephesus...

 

CHS Honors the Late Tim Mapes

Central High School recently honored Tim Mapes, who passed away suddenly this past February. Mapes was a faithful Dragon fan who attended many athletic events with his wife, Winnie. He was also a...

 

Pet Blessings

Father Allen Zeth of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Newry performs the annual Blessing of the Pets in the parking lot of St. Patrick School on Friday, Oct. 4....

 

Saxton Church Plans Special Nightly Services Oct. 13-17

Raystown Brethren Church, Saxton RR, will hold special fall worship services at 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, Oct. 13-17. Guest speakers will be Brian Warner on Sunday, Craig Mangus on Monday, Neil Stevenson on Tuesday, Laurie Stiles on Wednesday...

 

Look for Me on the New Hollidaysburg Herald Website

For the past three and a half years, my byline has made a weekly appearance in the Morrisons Cove Herald. Some of you have been kind enough to tell me you enjoy reading my articles. Thank you for...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ryan D. and Amy B. (Aurand) Blakeley of New Cumberland, are the parents of a daughter, Clara Marie Blakeley, who was born at 9:23 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical...

 

Long's to Host Trunk or Treat

Longs Outpost is organizing a Halloween event called “Trunk or Treat.” The event is billed as a “safe and fun event for the kids during Halloween.” The event will be held at the Martinsburg Long’s location from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday,...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    October 10, 2019

Southern Cove Power Reunion Holds 29th Annual Show

The Southern Cove Power Reunion held its 29th annual show Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13-15, at the showgrounds near New Enterprise. Tickets were sold to win a Ford tractor. Jake Ling of Somerset was...

 

What an Interesting Bunch at the Farmers' Market in H-burg

To the untrained eye, the Hollidaysburg Farmers' Market isn't the biggest you could imagine, but talk to some of the vendors. They have interesting stories to tell that will make you glad you...

 

Flower Grows 14 Feet

Brian Bleicher of Woodbury and his dog, Sir Lance a Lot, stand next to the family's sunflower, which has grown to approximately 14 feet tall. Bleicher said birds had planted the seed in a strip of...

 

Central High School Class of 1969 Reunion

The Central High School Class of 1969 celebrated its 50 years since graduation by attending the Scarlet Dragons' home football game Sept. 6, where the class went on the field pre-game and was...

 

New Enterprise Entry Wins Grand Champion at Dairy Show

Sniders Mentor Wildcat, shown by Chase Cessna from New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa., took Grand Champion honors at the Premier National Guernsey Show held at the 2019 All American Dairy Show on Sept. 16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and Complex...

 

Name Ommitted

The information submitted to the Herald regarding the 1960 reunion photo of the Class of 1960 at Morrison Cove High School ommitted the name of Max Longenecker, who should have been in the back row between Dan Greenleaf and Bill Mathieu. The photo...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 10, 2019

Childrens' Home Offered Kids a Second Chance

On Aug. 2, 1975, a quiet afternoon in Williamsburg was shattered by the sounds of screaming sirens. It didn't take long for people to realize where the fire trucks were rushing to. A look in the...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    October 10, 2019

NB Panthers (4-3) and C-K Bulldogs (5-2) Set for Battle Friday Night

Week 8 of the high school football season will feature a battle of two Cove-area teams in an Inter-County Conference showdown. The Black Panthers of Northern Bedford will matchup with the Bulldogs of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 10, 2019

Two Flee Tuesday Morning Vehicle Crash on Dunnings Highway

Two people fled their overturned vehicle after crashing on Dunnings Highway near Benton Road in Freedom Township on Tuesday morning, Oct. 8. According to witness reports, the vehicle was traveling north on Dunnings Highway when it attempted to pass...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 10, 2019

Speaker urges States to do More Research on Marijuana

Last year, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman embarked on a tour of the state to gage public interest in the legalization of recreational marijuana. One of those stops included Blair County, where...

 

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