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  • Lady Dragon Volleyball Downed by Tenacious Adversaries

    Brady Albright, For the Herald|Oct 20, 2022

    The Lady Dragon Volleyball team was defeated by three tough opponents throughout the week. The Lady Dragons took losses to the Chestnut Ridge Lady Lions, the Westmont Hilltop Lady Hilltoppers, and the Central Cambria Lady Red Devils. Starting off the week, the Lady Dragons dropped a 3-1 loss to the Lady Lions. After winning the first set 29-27, the Lady Dragons were defeated in the next three sets with scores of 25-19, 25-17 and 25-22. Alex Klotz had 22 good serve receptions and 23 good digs. Madison Kennedy had 21 good serve receptions, 14...

  • Central Cross Country Recognizes Seniors at Meet

    Oct 20, 2022

    Central hosted a cross country meet Oct. 12, 2022, against Westmont Hilltop and one runner from Grier School. Seniors from all schools were recognized including Central’s Maia Jeffries, Tyler Biesinger and Hunter Myers Female race results – Unscored 1) Edie Manfred (G) 19:39 2) Lanee Berkhimer (C) 19:40 3) Maia Jeffries (C) 24:21 4) Ava Hindman (WH) 27:06 Male race results: Westmont Hilltop- 21; Central 34 – WH win 1) Derek George (WH) 18:44 2) Maximus Zitnay (WH) 18:45 3) Braden Allison (C) 18.45.1 4) Eli McCoy (WH) 18:50 5) Tyler...

  • Bird Hunters Reminded To Take HPAI Precautions

    Oct 20, 2022

    Test results show more than 30 Canada geese sick or dead at Griffin Reservoir, Lackawanna County, were infected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Hunters who handle wild birds are advised to take precautions. Bird hunters should: • Harvest only healthy-looking wild birds. • Wear gloves when handling any wild birds. • Wash hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer immediately after handling wild birds. • Dress harvested wild birds in the field. • Change clothing, including footwear, before comi...

  • Central's Baum Wins Golf Championship

    Oct 20, 2022

    Central's Nick Baum carded a 75 to win the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Golf Championship on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Summit Golf Course. Baum's 75 edged Bishop Guilfoyle's Nick Helsey by one stroke, who shot a 76 and took second place. Baum's Central Dragon teammate Griffen Snowberger carded a 78 to take fourth place in the event. The field consisted of 45 golfers....

  • Bob's 2021 Fall Turkey

    Richard Tate, Herald Outdoor Sports Columnist|Oct 20, 2022

    Last fall’s opening day of the autumn turkey season was forecast to be a rainy one. Knowing that, on the Friday before the Saturday opener, I told Bob, my son, that he’d better plan to hunt on his own: I despise hunting in the rain. Bob had been keeping tabs on several flocks of turkeys not far from his home outside of Tyrone. It was not raining at dawn, and he thought he was going to get in a good day of turkey hunting. However, a hard rain began not long after he had gotten a mile into the woods. Despite donning some rain gear, he was...

  • Statewide Pheasant Season Opens October 22

    Oct 20, 2022

    Plenty of stocked pheasants throughout the fall and winter seasons await bird hunters, according to the Pa. Game Commission. The statewide pheasant season opens Saturday, Oct. 22, and the Game Commission will be stocking about 235,000 pheasants – an increase from about 221,000 in the 2021-22 license year, said Ian Gregg, chief of the Game Commission’s Wildlife Operations Division. The pheasant season runs from Oct. 22-Nov. 25, including Sundays Nov. 13 and Nov. 20; Dec. 12-23, and then Dec. 26-Feb. 27. The limit is two birds daily with six...

  • Northern Bedford Football Eyeing Inter-County Conference Title

    Philip Cmor, For the Herald|Oct 20, 2022

    One might think the Northern Bedford County High School football team wouldn't have a lot to prove after following up last year's District 5 Class 1A championship and PIAA quarterfinal run with an 8-0 start, but you'd be mistaken. The Black Panthers still would like to add an Inter-County Conference title to their list of achievements, something they hope to rectify on Friday. "We haven't won the division championship in I don't know how long. Bellwood usually wins it," Northern Bedford...

  • Other High School Football of Note This Week

    Philip Cmor, For the Herald|Oct 20, 2022

    High School Football of Note This Week In other Week 9 games … Glendale Vikings (3-5) vs. Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs (1-7) Date and time: Friday, 7 p.m. Site: Tiger Stadium, Hollidaysburg Coaches: Glendale – Dave Trexler; Claysburg-Kimmel – Matt Bilchak Last game: Glendale – lost to Northern Bedford, 35-6; Claysburg-Kimmel – lost to Tussey Mountain, 33-14 Last meeting: Glendale, 49-14 (Aug. 27, 2021) Series record: Claysburg-Kimmel, 32-27 (first met in 1962) Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers (3-5) vs. Central Scarlet Dragons (6-2) Date and...

  • Northern Bedford Football Eyeing Inter-County Conference Title

    Philip Cmor, For the Herald|Oct 20, 2022

    One might think the Northern Bedford County High School football team wouldn't have a lot to prove after following up last year's District 5 Class 1A championship and PIAA quarterfinal run with an 8-0 start, but you'd be mistaken. The Black Panthers still would like to add an Inter-County Conference title to their list of achievements, something they hope to rectify on Friday. "We haven't won the division championship in I don't know how long. Bellwood usually wins it," Northern Bedford...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Plans Christmas Light Show

    Judith Ott, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 20, 2022

    The regular Southern Cove Power Reunion (SCPR) meeting was held Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. The meeting was called to order by President Fred Mellott. Minutes were read by Melanie Clapper, club secretary, and accepted as read. The treasurer’s report was given by Amy Mellott, which was accepted as provided. It was reported that the SCPR fall show was “very successful,” possibly the biggest show yet. Many positive comments were given by the public. Club members were thanked for all the hard work they did for the show. There were 388 hook ups for the...

  • 'Best Sunrise of the Week'

    Oct 20, 2022

    Denny Shoemaker of Woodbury sent this photo he took in May to the Herald. Shoemaker said the following: "This photo was taken in the morning May 6 in Monument Valley Arizona, best sunrise of the week. I spent ten days in Arizona, and four of them were here in Monument Valley. This is a Navajo reservation. On the horse is Julius Chee a Navajo and my friend. This is his home right here. His grandmother and mother live there also. His grandmother is 86 and only speaks Navajo. His mother Mary...

  • South Woodbury Twp. Hears Ambulance Service Plan

    Judith Ott, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 20, 2022

    The South Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors met on Sept. 6. During the public comments part of the meeting, Hollidaysburg Ambulance (HALAS) EMS Director Rob Craig, who has been a paramedic for 25 years and was raised in this area, discussed a situation. Craig stated that the competing ambulance service AMED has been coming to small municipalities, hoping to become the official ambulance company for the municipality. Craig said that Hollidaysburg EMS has been working well with Southern Cove EMS and would like to partner more with them....

  • ACE Award to Highlight Blair Chamber Farm-City Dinner

    Oct 20, 2022

    The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee will host its annual Farm-City Dinner on Wed., Nov. 2, at Freedom Township Fire Hall, 139 Municipal Street, East Freedom. A milk-punch reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a family-style turkey dinner at 7 p.m. The featured speaker for the evening will be Carissa Itle Westrick of Vale Wood Farms. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the 2022 Blair County Agricultural Community Excellence (ACE) Award. The award is designed to honor individuals, farm families,...

  • Mike Macovitch was Airman at Claysburg Air Force Station

    James Wentz, For the Herald|Oct 20, 2022

    Last month my writing colleague at the Herald, Joseph Walk, featured the history of the Claysburg area in his "Newcomers to the Cove" column. As a U.S. Air Force Veteran, he was especially fascinated to discover that a Cold War Air Force facility once claimed Clayburg as its home between 1952-61. We have a former serviceman at the base still living among us. Michael Macovitch, 89, of East Main Street, Roaring Spring, Taylor Township, was an airman stationed there between 1954-56. He met,...

  • Williamsburg Library's Picture Books for Kids

    Jennifer R. Hoffman, For the Herald|Oct 20, 2022

    "The Day You Begin" by Jacqueline Woodson: In a world where not everyone is quite like her, a little girl nervously begins a new day and finds that maybe she will find someone just a little like her. She will gain confidence and feel stronger than she did when she began. Then she will realize, though some may be a little like her, no one is quite exactly like her either, and that can be a good thing. It's great to find stories we can identify with. Some may even help us through tough times or...

  • Herald Feature from 1952 Shows 'Ritchey's Dairy Babies'

    Oct 20, 2022

    To the Editor: We have watched over recent years as smartphone cameras have become the most popular way of capturing and recording the people and events in our lives. Photographs and videos are now stored in the internal memory of our phones. As a child in the 1950s, I grew up with snapshot cameras and rolls of film developed to capture our moments of making memories. Many of us from that era now have boxes of photographs we've accumulated over the years. As I recently began sorting through my...

  • Large Squirrel Killed

    Oct 20, 2022

    Herald of Oct. 28, 1897 Lewis Baird, in the employ of L. A. Wilkinson killed a gray squirrel the other day that dressed two and three-fourth pounds. This was an unusually large squirrel. The post office at Barbara, (Clappertown) was entered by thieves on Thursday night of last week, and forty dollars’ worth of stamps were taken. The following night the store of J. C. Brumbaugh, of the same place, was forced open. The safe, a small one, was taken out, placed on a wheelbarrow and removed to a field near the residence of Arch Clapper where it...

  • Classes Resume

    Oct 20, 2022

    Herald of Oct. 27, 1922 After a vacation of one week the students and teachers returned again to College Heights. Everybody seemed anxious to get back. In fact, the vacation did not make us feel the proverbial “blue Monday”. We know our boys and girls have worked hard during last week, many of their hands show the marks of corn husking. Mrs. Sarah Dilling Baker, wife of Daniel S. Baker, deceased, died at her home on Clover Creek on Sunday morning at one o’clock, death being due to a complication of diseases from which she suffered but a...

  • Soldier's Home Purchased

    Oct 20, 2022

    Herald of Oct. 23, 1947 The D. Merl Tipton Post, No 43, Martinsburg completed negotiations to purchase the boyhood home of the soldier whose name the post adopted. The property was located at West Allegheny and Ann streets, and consisted of a large dwelling, barn, and 19 acres of land, including five dwelling lots along West Allegheny St. Tipton was one of the first Blair County soldiers killed in World War I. The name “Martinsburg Community Library” was adopted by the board of directors of the free public library now being organized for...

  • Cove Experiences Freeze

    Oct 20, 2022

    Herald of Oct. 26, 1972 The Cove experienced the “most damaging fall freeze of the last 24 years” according to Edwin Bridenbaugh. Fruit was still on the trees when a low of 19 degrees was recorded, causing considerable damage to the apple harvest. Ralph W. Imler, 52, of New Enterprise was pronounced dead at Tyrone Hospital after the pickup truck he was riding in failed to make a sharp turn on the Janesville Pike. Imler was returning home from work with two of his brothers when the accident occured. The other passengers were not injured....

  • Silhouette Attached to Garage

    Oct 20, 2022

    Herald of Oct. 23, 1997 Sachiko Lamborn affixed a silhouette of Mt. Fuji to the garage of her home along East Allegheny Street in Martinsburg. She also had a gazebo constructed with a silhouette of a geisha girl holding a fan cut into the roof. The Williamsburg Community School Board voted to allow home-schooled children to participate in extracurricular school activities for a fee of $100 to cover the cost of uniforms. Concrete blocks and bricks thrown from passing vehicles caused damage to vehicles in Osterburg. Police were searching for...

  • Negotiations End

    Oct 20, 2022

    Herald of Oct. 25, 2012 Contract negotiations between the Spring Cove Education Association and the Spring Cove School District resulted in a tentative agreement, including a freeze on teacher salaries for the first year. Provisions for seniority or longevity pay were removed due to pending state regulations on evaluation of teachers’ performance. With the new regulations, teachers would no longer receive pay awarded by length of time served. Claysburg installed “school zone” signs along Bedford Street in front of the Claysburg-Kimmel...

  • D. Merl Tipton Post 43 Auxiliary and Boy Scouts Troop 3358 to Conduct Flag Retirement Ceremony

    Jane Fagans, For the Herald|Oct 20, 2022

    The Auxiliary of the D. Merl Tipton VFW Post 43 and Boy Scout Troop 3358 will again conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, at 6 p.m., at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in the area directly behind the cattle barns. The ceremony should last no longer than 30 minutes. The Flag Code states that a national flag that is worn beyond repair is to be burned in a fire. The ceremony should be conducted with dignity and respect and the flag burned completely to ashes. The ceremony...

  • Vince Heaton Sworn In To Woodbury Borough Council

    Judith Ott, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 20, 2022

    On Monday, Oct. 3, the Woodbury Borough Council conducted its regular meeting at 7 p.m. President Shawn Claycomb opened the meeting with a Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and calling the meeting to order. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. This included the resignation of Shane Suter due to him moving to another municipality. The treasurer’s report was reviewed and approved. The second phase of COVID-19 assistance funds was received, which was $13,860. Volunteer Fire Relief money totaled $1,431 and will be sent to...

  • It Needed a Touch-Up

    Oct 20, 2022

    Don Snively of the Martinsburg Boosters Association paints the frame of one of the "Welcome to Martinsburg" signs placed at each entrance to the borough by the Boosters Association. Local artist Michael Woodling painted the sign. The Boosters Association erected these signs as noted in the recent August 4 edition of the Herald's "25 Years Ago" column....

  • Airport Offers Upgraded Rental Car Service

    Rick Boston, Staff Writer|Oct 20, 2022

    The upgrade of services at the Altoona-Blair County Airport hasn’t stopped with the switching of carriers from Boutique Airlines to Contour Airlines. While Contour offers a new flight experience for travelers, a new rental car agreement with Aero Corp. has brought an Avis/Budget franchise to the airport. While Boutique offered rental cars, Nick Bechtel, rental car manager, said this is the first time a national chain has set up at the airport. Bechtel said Boutique’s rental service had limitations and the cars that were rented at the...

  • Grant Allows Musical to Return to Spring Cove in 2023

    Thomas Schmitt, For the Herald|Oct 20, 2022

    The Spring Cove School District took major steps in bringing back its annual high school musical at the regular monthly Board of Directors meeting for October. There was unanimous approval for appointing Rachel Wagner as head musical director for the 2022-23 school year. The district was able to bring back the school musical due to a $25,000 Dragon Pride Foundation donation. The motion to approve a memorandum of agreement with the Spring Cove Education Association related to the musical production was unanimously approved. The district has not...

  • Martinsburg Dedicates Memorial to W. Gene Henry

    Rick Boston, Staff Writer|Oct 20, 2022

    A cool, crisp, fall day provided the perfect backdrop for Martinsburg to honor a man who spent most of his life giving to his community, and on Saturday, Oct. 15, the community gave a little back by dedicating a permanent memorial to W. Gene Henry, a man many considered "Mr. Martinsburg." Henry, who died last February at age 88, was a benefactor of the community who used his resources for the betterment of the place he called home. Shortly after he passed away, former Borough Manager Randy...