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Spring Cove Awarded $25,000 to Advance STEM Education

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...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

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 w...

 

Get Big or Get Out, a Redux

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 ......

 

DEATH RECORD

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,... Full story

 

Desperate to 'IMPEACH 45!'

"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...

 

JEAN R. FOCHT

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.,...

 

HELEN MARCELLA IGOU

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...

 

STANLEY E. LEHMAN

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...

 

ALEXIA JEAN (HART) MORRIS

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 wil...

 

MARY ALYCE (STIFFLER) MOUNTAIN

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, si...

 

TERRY L. WILKES SR.

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...

 

125 Years Ago

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...

 

Trinity UM Plans Dinner

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...

 

100 Years Ago

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....

 

BCGS to Meet at Roller-Hojeth Mem. Library

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...

 

75 Years Ago

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...

 

50 Years Ago

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....

 

25 Years Ago

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....

 

10 Years Ago

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...

 

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 &... Full story

 

Volleyball Roundup

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,...

 

Cross-Country Roundup

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...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

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...

 

Big First Half Propels W. Branch

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...

 

NB Panthers Rough Up C-K, 35-6

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...

 

Bellefonte Runs Past Central

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...

 

Soccer Roundup

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...

 

Central Captures League Title

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...

 

PGC to Hold Meeting on CWD at Hollidaysburg

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...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoir

"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...

 

Area Students Part of Research Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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...

 

Farm to Host Farm-to-Table Dinner Event

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...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

*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,...

 

Thought for the Week

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...

 

Raven Run Church to Hold Revival Services

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...

 

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

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...

 

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...

 

State Tree Farm Provides White House Christmas Tree

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 c...

 

Christian Group To Meet Oct. 18

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...

 

Home Weatherization 101: Tips for a Comfortable Home

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...

 

Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall

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...

 

Just Like Dad

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...

 

Annual Hollidaysburg Pumpkinfest Celebrates Autumn

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...

 

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

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...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    October 17, 2019

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

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...

 

PGC: Additional Antlerless Deer Tags Available But Are Going Fast

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...

 

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

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...

 

4-H, Livestock Clubs Recognize Members

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...

 

Trunk-or-Treat Event Correction

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...

 

Spring Cove Gets 'Positive Feedback' on Teacher Program

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...

 

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