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  • Spring Cove Awarded $25,000 to Advance STEM Education

    Oct 17, 2019

    The Spring Cove School District has been named a $25,000 grant recipient for the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. The district celebrated with a check-presentation ceremony, led by Bayer Representative Steve Shipman, on Monday, Oct. 14, in the SCSD Administrative Office Board Room, Roaring Spring. This award was made possible thanks to nominations from six local farmers: Brent Baker, Carl Detwiler, R. Gearhart, Larry Kulp, Phil Kulp and Gerald Smith....

  • Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

    Oct 17, 2019

    Burden of Proof By DiAnn Mills April Ramos was an FBI agent who specialized in negotiations. She was usually successful in her negotiations but she failed to talk Benson from jumping off a roof. She was reeling from that experience and decided to stop for a donut. Behind her in line was a woman with a crying baby. To her surprise, the woman thrust the baby into April's arms and left. Shortly afterward, a man showed up claiming to be the baby's father. April couldn't give him the child until she...

  • Get Big or Get Out, a Redux

    Oct 17, 2019

    By BRIAN DEPEW Executive Director Center for Rural Affairs Asked about the plight of dairy farmers in Wisconsin, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said, “[The] big get bigger and small go out and that’s kind of what we’ve seen here ...” The Center for Rural Affairs was founded on a different belief. We believe consolidation in agriculture is not inevitable. Instead, we understand it is the direct result of policy decisions we have made together as a nation. We can choose to make different decisions. Consider: We can choose to p...

  • Desperate to 'IMPEACH 45!'

    Oct 17, 2019

    "Most time[s] a man will tell you his bad intentions if you listen, let yourself hear." – Charles T. Postelwaite (Kevin Costner), Open Range Within seconds of Comrade Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing that she was beginning an impeachment inquiry, the sapiww Twitter account tweeted a thank-you to her for handing, on a silver platter, the 2020 election to Trump. Nothing, but nothing, will keep Trump supporters fired up more. But let's be real. The "impeachment inquiry" truly began on Nov. 9,...

  • DEATH RECORD

    Oct 17, 2019

    FOCHT, Jean R., 97. IGOU, Helen Marcella, 90, Roaring Spring. LEHMAN, Stanley E., 69, Altoona. MORRIS, Alexia Jean (Hart), 58, Hampstead, N.C., formerly of Hopewell. MOUNTAIN, Mary Alyce (Stiffler), 70, formerly of Altoona. WILKES SR., Terry L., 72, Roaring Spring.... Full story

  • JEAN R. FOCHT

    Oct 17, 2019

    Jean R. Focht, 97, was taken to her eternal home in Heaven on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, where she has met her God and savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, face to face. On this date, she also joined her beloved husband of 71 years marriage, Dean R. Focht Sr., who preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 2012. United in marriage on July 3, 1941; reunited in glory for eternity. Also preceding her in death was her eldest son, Dean R. Focht Jr., on June 24, 2019, as well as infant granddaughter, Tammy Jean Focht. Four little great-grandchildren who have gone before...

  • HELEN MARCELLA IGOU

    Oct 17, 2019

    Helen Marcella Igou, 90, of Roaring Spring, died Saturday evening, Oct. 12, 2019. At the request of the deceased, there will be no public viewing or services. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring, by Pastor David Crumrine. Interment will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Helen was born April 3, 1929, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Wilt) Beers. She married Malcolm W. Igou on June 3, 1960, in Roaring Spring. He...

  • STANLEY E. LEHMAN

    Oct 17, 2019

    Stanley E. Lehman, 69, of Altoona, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following a lengthy illness. At Stanley's request, a private graveside service with military honors will be held at the convenience of the family. Stanley was born Jan. 5, 1950, in Roaring Spring, son of the late John William and Lois (Hinton) Lehman and was raised in Martinsburg by the late Bill and Emma Jane Hinton. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Shawn P. and Melissa Lehman of Shippensburg; a daug...

  • ALEXIA JEAN (HART) MORRIS

    Oct 17, 2019

    Alexia Jean (Hart) Morris of Hampstead, N.C., formerly of Little Jacks Corner, Hopewell, went to join her heavenly and earthly Father Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. A gathering of friends and loved ones will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Faith United Methodist Church, Woodbury. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Faith United Methodist Church, Woodbury. Alexia was born June 18, 1961, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Arlie V. I and Janet P. (...

  • MARY ALYCE (STIFFLER) MOUNTAIN

    Oct 17, 2019

    After an extended illness with liver disease and its complications, Mary Alyce (Stiffler) Mountain, born July 11, 1949, died at the age of 70 on October 5, 2019. We remember Mary as a wife, mother, sibling and friend. It is impossible to think of Mary and not smile. She was full of life and quick with a quip. She considered herself a pluviophile because of her love of rain. Born in Altoona, PA, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Pauline (Ciucci) Stiffler. She is survived by her husband...

  • TERRY L. WILKES SR.

    Oct 17, 2019

    Terry L. Wilkes Sr., 72, of Roaring Spring, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following a battle with cancer. A funeral was held Monday, Oct. 14, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Roaring Spring. The Rev. Traci Marriott Bowman officiated. Terry was born Feb. 18, 1947, in Altoona, the son of Jack and Louise (Frye) Sunderland. He married Amy Hann on May 27, 2000, in Roaring Spring. Terry is survived by his wife; five children: Terry L. Wilkes Jr. and wife Dana of Altoona, Debbie Wilkes and fiancee PJ Pruznak of Altoona, Alex Kraft...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Oct 17, 2019

    Herald of Oct. 11, 1894 Andrew Gregg Curtin, Pennsylvania’s famous Civil War governor, died at his home in Bellefonte at the age of 79. Vergie Brumbaugh, 15-year-old daughter of J.S. and Delilah Brumbaugh, New Enterprise, died of typhold fever and pneumonia after lying very low for three weeks. John Edwards, a brakeman on the Huntingdon & Broad Top Railroad, was killed in a train accident near Mount Dallas. Joseph Feather of Roaring Spring was run over by a handcar while working on the railroad near Curryville. He was bruised and badly hurt,...

  • Trinity UM Plans Dinner

    Oct 17, 2019

    Trinity United Methodist Church of Roaring Spring will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit its stained glass window restoration project. The dinner will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 17, in the church fellowship hall. A free-will donation will be collected. All sales and donations collected will benefit the project....

  • 100 Years Ago

    Oct 17, 2019

    Herald of Oct. 17, 1919 We have now started on our third week of high school work with an ever increasing interest. Six sewing tables are already completed and will be in use before the readers of the Herald have an opportunity to read this item. The question of improving the road is now under consideration and we are sure about ten or fifteen teams can be secured by our boys, and after one Saturday’s hauling a good road to the College will be a reality. We must next think of taking steps to open the road to the south so generously given by...

  • BCGS to Meet at Roller-Hojeth Mem. Library

    Oct 17, 2019

    The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Roller-Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg. The speaker will be David Kurtz. The title of his presentation will be “Sneaking A Railroad Into the Eureka Party: In Pursuit of Boutique Coal.” Kurtz is currently president of the Bellwood Historical Society . This meeting is free and open to the public....

  • 75 Years Ago

    Oct 17, 2019

    Herald of Oct. 19, 1944 In one of the most stubborn fires known in the central section of the Cove for years, the nearly 80-year-old 9-room solid brick farm dwelling of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Wareham in Taylor township, a half mile west of Pecks Station and three miles southwest of Martinsburg, was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The loss, it is estimated, to building and contents will be between $8,000 and $10,000. Insurance to the amount of $2,400 was carried on the building, but there was no insurance on the household goods, furnishings a...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Oct 17, 2019

    Herald of Oct. 9, 1969 The quick thinking of a son and the timely help of two friends are credited with saving the lives of an elderly Martinsburg couple in a fiery automobile collision at the Clover Creek bridge on Route 164 at Fredericksburg. Mrs. Beulah C. Bassler of Martinsburg RD 1, and her husband, J. Harold Bassler, 68, driver of the car in which she was riding, both were rushed to Nason Hospital where Mrs. Bassler was reported in fair condition after treatment, and Mr. Bassler was released after examination. The driver of the other...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Oct 17, 2019

    Herald of Oct. 13, 1994 J. Edward and LaDonna Biddle welcomed some city visitors to the log cabin on their Cross Country Farm near Williamsburg during a “Business After Hours/Down on the Farm” visit by the Altoona-Blair County Chamber Oct. 6. About 75 business members and their families attended, along with a number of Martinsburg Booster Association members and friends and relatives of the Biddles. The Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs outlasted a determined West Branch team, 19-12. The win ran C-K’s season mark to 6-0, making the Bulldogs one...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Oct 17, 2019

    Herald of Oct. 15, 2009 David Greaser of Williamsburg always wanted to work overseas. With his children grown, Mr. Greaser felt it was the right time to walk on foreign soil. He signed up with the Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural Service and was deployed to Iraq as part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). For a man who never lived outside of Williamsburg, working a year in 120-degree heat half-way around the world was a bold step in an unknown direction. The Spring Cove School District is investigating damage to the new...

  • Public Notice

    Oct 17, 2019

    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 & operator and/or, estimated hours of use 160 Item 2, 10-wheel dump w/10’ Commercial Plow, Asher & Operator, estimated hours of use 160 Above items of equipment to be complete with operator, fuel, insurance and hauling cost to and within the township. Item “D” hours are estimated only. Township... Full story

  • Volleyball Roundup

    Oct 17, 2019

    Central The Central Lady Dragon volleyball team lost three of four Mountain League games recently, dropping its league record to 3-8 on the season. On Oct. 1, the Lady Dragons hosted undefeated Bald Eagle Area (8-0) and lost in straight sets 25-6, 25-7, 25-20. Abbie Kitt paced the Dragons with six service points followed by Lainie Heuston’s four. Heuston also had 14 digs, while Annie Kitt and Erin Brumbaugh each had a pair of kills. On Oct. 3, it was a trip to Tyrone and a four-set loss for the Lady Dragons. The scores were 23-25, 25-13,...

  • Cross-Country Roundup

    Oct 17, 2019

    Northern Bedford The Northern Bedford cross-country teams scored victories over visiting Moshannon Valley oct. 1. The Lady Panthers took the first four spots en route to a 20-35 win. Emilee Sherlock led the way with a first-place finish in 23 minutes, 36 seconds. Harley Socie was second in 24:41, followed by Denae Hershberger (25:52) and Hailey Bollman (29:01). The Panthers won the boys’ meet, 15-50. They took the first seven spots and eight of the top 10 overall. NB’s Ian Zimmerman won the meet in 16:06, followed by Ian Sherlock in second...

  • The Sportsman's Corner

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|Oct 17, 2019

    This Saturday (Oct. 19) ushers in the statewide small game season for squirrels, rabbits, and ruffed grouse. The following Saturday, Oct. 26, is the opening day for pheasants. For those "in the know," junior hunts for squirrels, rabbits, and grouse began on Oct. 5. The junior hunt for pheasants began on Oct. 12. Sadly, these junior seasons were virtually ignored. Over the past several years, I have noticed that there are shrinking numbers of hunters pursuing small game. I think the reason is...

  • Big First Half Propels W. Branch

    Oct 17, 2019

    West Branch scored 30 first-half points against visiting Williamsburg Oct. 11 and cruised to a 37-8 victory. The win was just the second in eight games for the Warriors. The Blue Pirates dipped to 0-8. West Branch racked up 489 totals yards in the win – 295 passing and 194 rushing. Warrior quarterback Ayden Gutierrez completed 11 of his 21 pass attempts and tossed two touchdowns. Noah Hoffner caught five passes for 131 receiving yards and one touchdown. Eddie Dale had 92 receiving yards and one touchdown on three receptions. WHS gained 346...

  • NB Panthers Rough Up C-K, 35-6

    Oct 17, 2019

    The Northern Bedford Black Panthers ran for 307 yards and forced seven turnovers during its 35-6 victory at Claysburg-Kimmel on Friday, Oct. 11. Dalton Smith paved the way with 240 rushing yards and three touchdowns, as the Black Panthers improved to 5-3 on the season. C-K (5-3) dropped its second straight game following a five-game winning streak. Northern Bedford jumped out to a 21-0 advantage at halftime. Cadin Ebersole intercepted C-K’s Corey Chamberlain pass and returned it 12 yards for the game’s first score. Smith then scored on...

  • Bellefonte Runs Past Central

    Oct 17, 2019

    The Central Dragon football team welcomed Bellefonte (6-2) on Homecoming Night Oct. 11, and the Red Raiders were dominating early. Bellefonte scored four touchdowns in the opening quarter and led 27-0. Bellefonte ran the ball 35 times in the game overall for 436 yards and scored three touchdowns on the ground in the first quarter. The Dragons' defense improved in the second frame, but the offense came up short as Central trailed 34-0 at intermission. Bellefonte was able to continue its...

  • Soccer Roundup

    Oct 17, 2019

    NBC Girls Fannett-Metal broke a 1-1 tie with two second-half goals to defeat Northern Bedford, 3-1, in high school girls’ soccer action Sept. 30. Abby Kline scored the Lady Panthers’ lone goal, unassisted, at the 25:48 mark of the first half. On the following day, Oct. 1, Abby Kline tallied the game-winning goal, unassisted, at the 5:34 mark of overtime to lift NB to a 4-3 victory. NB led 2-1 at halftime behind goals from Sydney Coffee (Ashley Kichman assist) and Emily Heck (unassisted). Kline opened the second-half scoring (Paige Snider...

  • Central Captures League Title

    Oct 17, 2019

    Two Central Lady Dragon tennis team members participated in District 6 singles play Sept. 30 while the entire team played its final Mountain League game of the season on Oct. 2. Playing at the Summit Athletic Club in Altoona, Kierra Mountain opened District competition with a dominating 6-2, 6-2 victory over her opponent from Richland. In the quarterfinals, Kierra fell to her Central Cambria opponent 6-2, 6-1. Lindsey Kensinger lost her opener to a Forest Hills opponent 6-2, 6-1. Both girls struggled playing their first competition indoors...

  • PGC to Hold Meeting on CWD at Hollidaysburg

    Oct 17, 2019

    The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a series of events to inform the public about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which poses a serious threat to the state’s deer and elk. CWD, which always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects, first was detected in Pennsylvania in 2012 and more than 250 wild deer have tested positive for CWD since that time. In areas where CWD-positive deer have been detected, special regulations are enacted to limit the spread of the disease. These areas are known as Disease Management Areas. The PGC will hold an...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoir

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Oct 17, 2019

    "Are you about finished with your fall housecleaning?" my sister-in-law asked me. I was sitting in a circle with five of my sisters-in-law on Sunday afternoon because my husband and I were invited to come meet his out-of-county, older brother and his wife. They said they came to the Cove to celebrate their 53rd anniversary, to check out old-time places and visit friends and family. "A Summons" Georgia Adams calls it. "I'm called by the flaming forest to walk these October days, down old,...

  • Area Students Part of Research Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Oct 17, 2019

    Emily Loose, of Williamsburg, and Sarah Everett, of Hollidaysburg, were 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 Program. Loose, daughter of Mark and Deanna Loose, is a member of Cook Honors College and a communications media major at IUP. She is a 2016 graduate of Williamsburg Junior/Senior High School. At IUP, Loose is a dean's list student and served on the...

  • Farm to Host Farm-to-Table Dinner Event

    Oct 17, 2019

    Diamond Lane Farm, Roaring Spring RR, will host to a farm-to-table dinner experience beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is coordinating this event. Diamond Lane Farm is located at 288 Evergreen Lane, Roaring Spring. Guests will have opportunities to experience horse drawn hayrides, musical entertainment, appetizers, a full course meal by Chef Terry of U.S. Hotel, and delectable desserts by Whipped Bakery, using products from Blackberry Bottom Farm, which will also be participating in the event. The...

  • Not Your Typical Church Lady

    Kelly Baker, Correspondent|Oct 17, 2019

    *A Word Of Warning: The following article was written with my evening brain, and my afternoon brain, which are vastly different than my morning brain. My morning brain has sharp concise, uninterrupted thoughts and ideas and is able to easily take what is in my head and put it on paper. My afternoon brain is at a disadvantage because our daughter is home then and can't let me develop a thought or sentence without interruption. My evening brain, sadly, does not resemble a brain at all. It is like...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr, Correspondent|Oct 17, 2019

    Scriptures to Read Acts 20:26-31 Acts 20:13-25 Acts 20:25-27 Acts 20:29-38 St. Matthew 7:15-20 St. Matthew 7:21-23 II Peter 2:1-5 As I said in my last week's "Thought," "It is not realistic to love people and fail to give warnings about dangers they face. Paul warns of danger coming from three directions. First there is danger around you. It does not take great insight to see there are those around the Church that are filled with hatred, jealousy, bitterness and countless other emotions that...

  • Raven Run Church to Hold Revival Services

    Oct 17, 2019

    Raven Run Church of the Brethren, Saxton RR, will hold fall revival meetings Sunday, Oct. 20, through Wednesday, Oct. 23. Pastor Jim Myer of Lititz will be the guest speaker for the revival services. The message for the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday will be “How Amazing is Grace?” The Raven Run Church choir will provide special music. “Why Be Biblical” will be the message at 7 p.m. Sunday. Terry Starr and Chris Earlston will share special music. The message for the 7 p.m. service Oct. 21 will be “Believers Baptism.” Pastor Allen Baker...

  • M-burg Brethren in Christ to Host Trunk-or-Treat Event

    Oct 17, 2019

    To promote a safe and fun environment for neighborhood children and families, Martinsburg Brethren in Christ will host a trick-or-treat alternative. Children can trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk in a line-up of vehicles parked in the church’s parking lot with trunks or tailgates full of goodies. The event will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the church. If it is raining, the event will be inside the church. This free event is open to the community. There will be a bounce house for the children to enjoy, as well as...

  • BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Oct 17, 2019

    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 Center. The infant weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and was 17 inches in length at birth. Clara has one sister: Addison Jewel Blakeley, 2. Maternal grandparents are Ed and Kimbra Aurand of Lewistown. Paternal grandparents are Greg and Robin Blakeley of Roaring Spring. Maternal great-grandmothers are Lamar...

  • State Tree Farm Provides White House Christmas Tree

    Oct 17, 2019

    Pennsylvania’s $28.9 million Christmas tree industry was highlighted on Oct. 15 when Agriculture Deputy Secretary Fred Strathmeyer joined the National Christmas Tree Association at Mahantongo Valley Farms in Northumberland County where a tree was chosen for the White House. Northumberland County is south of Williamsport, between Lewisburg and Danville. “Pennsylvania Christmas tree growers have a big impact on the state’s economy,” said Deputy Strathmeyer. “And now, a Pennsylvania tree is making its way to America’s living room.” W...

  • Christian Group To Meet Oct. 18

    Oct 17, 2019

    Gospel music singer Tom Smith of Everett will be the guest at the Christian Singles’ meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the barn room of Pete and Carol Imler along Spang Street Extension, behind Spring Plaza in Roaring Spring. Smith will share God’s love through music, prayer and a message. The Imlers welcome men and women to their meetings and invite them to bring a friend and a dish to share. The Imlers live at 1271 Spang St. Extension. For more information, contact the Imlers at (814) 505-9067 or (814) 934-3192....

  • Home Weatherization 101: Tips for a Comfortable Home

    Oct 17, 2019

    Do seasonal temperatures sometimes leave you frustrated with your home's lack of insulation? Staying comfortable indoors is a top priority for most people, and luckily, it's easy to ensure your home is an optimal temperature. With a few quick tips and home defense strategies, you'll be on your way to a more comfortable abode in just a few hours. Why weatherize? Preparing your home to combat temperature change is an important task for both homeowners and renters throughout the year. Feel...

  • Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall

    Oct 17, 2019

    It's time to celebrate colorful falling leaves and cooling weather with fun seasonal activities. The good news? You don't have to travel far from home to get your fall fix. Here are a few ways to get into the spirit of autumn close to home: Be Crafty DIY: decorate your home with seasonal flair, using items found in nature. Welcome guests with a wreath decorated using acorns and berries. Indoors, string a garland made of pinecones to the banister, or hang it from the mantle. Paint mason jars in f...

  • Just Like Dad

    Oct 17, 2019

    Nathan Caldwell, assistant fire chief of the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company, puts his son Bentlee, 3, in the driver's seat of a fire truck. Bentlee has time to grow into the seat and become a firefighter like his dad....

  • Annual Hollidaysburg Pumpkinfest Celebrates Autumn

    Jill Brubaker Reigh, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|Oct 17, 2019

    Saturday brought a chilly damp start to the 14th annual Hollidaysburg Borough Pumpkinfest. But that didn't deter folks from coming out to celebrate autumn and harvest time. Vendors, mostly non-profits, stretched along Allegheny Street for nearly four blocks from Front Street to just shy of the post office. Worthy returning organizations included Home Nursing's Healing Patch "Patched Together" program, promoting "A day of music" at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona on Nov. 16 (patchedtogether.com), al...

  • Cove Relay to Hold Bingo Event Oct. 20 at MC Park

    Oct 17, 2019

    The Relay For Life of the Cove will be hosting a Halloween-themed multi-vendor bingo Sunday, Oct. 20 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and bingo will begin at 2:30 p.m. Admission includes 12 regular games of bingo and three special games. Tickets can be obtained through any Relay For Life team or at the following locations: Altoona First Savings Bank in Martinsburg and Little Rock Natural Remedies in Roaring Spring. Tickets will also be available at the door. There will also be special games, basket...

  • With Two Weeks Left in Regular Season, Williamsburg Strives for a Victory

    Brian Hess, Sports Editor|Oct 17, 2019

    With two weeks remaining in high school football's regular season, one Cove team is still searching for its elusive first victory. Williamsburg, with an 0-8 record, will play its home finale Friday night, Oct. 18. The Blue Pirates' opponent is the Everett Warriors, who enter play with one victory in eight changes. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Field. Everett has scored just 49 points in eight games while allowing 207. The Warriors lost their first six games before knocking off...

  • PGC: Additional Antlerless Deer Tags Available But Are Going Fast

    Oct 17, 2019

    Permits that hunters can use to take additional antlerless deer within areas of Pennsylvania affected by Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) remain available, though permits for some locations nearly are sold out. When CWD is detected in Pennsylvania in captive or free-ranging deer, the Pennsylvania Game Commission includes the area surrounding the detection site within a Disease Management Area (DMA). And within those DMAs, the agency uses the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) to reduce CWD infection rates and increase disease surveillance....

  • Herald Plans 'Garage Sale' on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7 a.m. to Noon

    Oct 17, 2019

    Herald Publisher Allan J. Bassler is announcing a Herald "Garage Sale" to be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Herald building in Martinsburg. The items for sale will be displayed in the Herald's basement, which is accessible from the alley at the rear of the Herald building. The Herald is located at 113 N. Market St., Martinsburg. Those attending may park in the Herald lot at the north side of the building until it is full. Once the lot is full, drivers are asked to park on...

  • 4-H, Livestock Clubs Recognize Members

    Oct 17, 2019

    The Blair County Junior Livestock Clubs held their annual banquet Oct. 1 at the Williamsburg Farm Show Building. Special guests at the banquet were sponsors and buyers from the show and sale held in August. The officers from each club helping with the program were Emcee Emily Long, Austin Frye, Scott Sessamen, Garrison Dibert, Lily Sollenberger, Mason Benfer, Lily Sollenberger, Karly Diebold and Adam Uplinger The 4D Flowers (Chris and Barb Doyle) donated mums for the door prizes and pumpkins...

  • Trunk-or-Treat Event Correction

    Oct 17, 2019

    A story posted to the Herald website and which was printed on Page B-3 of the Herald’s print edition of Oct. 10, 2019, contained an incorrect email address about an event. The correct pre-registration contact information for Longs Outpost Halloween event “Trunk or Treat” on Oct. 26 is 793-4930 or by sending an email to [email protected]. The Herald apologizes for the editing error....

  • Spring Cove Gets 'Positive Feedback' on Teacher Program

    THOMAS SCHMITT, For the Herald|Oct 17, 2019

    The Oct. 14 Spring Cove School District School Board Committee of the Whole Meeting was highlighted by the district winning a $25,000 grant recipient in the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. A ceremony was held at the meeting with Bayer representatives presenting the check to Spring Cove School Board President Brian Gahagan (See related story on this site). This grant is a part of America's Farmers Grow Rural Education and the award to Spring Cove School District will advance STEM education. Teachers...

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