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  • President Trump Visits Martinsburg for Campaign Speech

    Allan J. Bassler, Publisher|Oct 22, 2020

    President Donald J. Trump spoke for a little over an hour at the Altoona-Blair County Airport on Monday, Oct. 26, just hours before the United States Senate confirmed the president's third nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate voted Monday evening to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, about a week before Election Day and 30 days after she was nominated by President Trump to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. President Trump's visit to Martinsburg...

  • Additional Trick-or-Treat Update for Blair County

    Oct 22, 2020

    At 3:34 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, Blair County Sheriff James E. Ott announced the following: “After speaking with many of the Blair County Law Enforcement officials, who have spoken to their elected officials, trick or treat will remain as originally scheduled – 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 – for all of Blair County, with the following exceptions: "Greenfield Township rescheduled for Saturday Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. “Tyrone rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. “Bellwood and Antis Township have advised they will...

  • President Trump coming to Martinsburg Oct. 26

    Oct 22, 2020

    President Donald J. Trump will deliver remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally in Martinsburg, at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, according to the Trump campaign website. Tickets are available at: https://events.donaldjtrump.com/events/october-26-martinsburg-pa-maga-rally-with-potus Event Details Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 4:30 pm (EDT) Doors Open: 01:30 pm Location: Altoona–Blair County Airport 222 Aviation Way Martinsburg, PA, 16662...

  • Bedford County Opens Second Round of Small Business Grants

    Oct 22, 2020

    On Oct. 16, the Bedford County Board of Commissioners opened the second round of CARES Small Business, Tourism, and Nonprofit Support Grant Program, to assist small businesses, local tourism, and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. The program will be funded using federal CARES Act funds provided to the county by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant (CRBG). The primary purpose of the Program is to provide immediate relief to small businesses, local tourism, and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Any previous...

  • Everett/C-K Football Game Cancelled

    Oct 22, 2020

    Claysburg-Kimmel's home varsity football game vs. Everett Area scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23, has been cancelled. No further information is available at this time....

  • Police to Collect Drugs Saturday

    Oct 22, 2020

    The Martinsburg Borough Police will collect unused, unwanted and expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the police station, 109 S. Mulberry St. This will be a safe and proper way for citizens to dispose of outdated and unused medications. The event will be held in conjunction with this year’s National Take Back Initiative (drug take back program). The Freedom Township Police Department will collect unused, unwanted and expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Walmart, Duncansville....

  • Nov. 3 Election's Sample Ballots for Bedford and Blair Counties

    Oct 22, 2020

    The following are the sample ballots published by Bedford and Blair Counties for the Nov. 3 election. This is a general, generic ballot. Note that some precincts might have different ballots based on local races and ballot questions, including the election of a Representative in the General Assembly (A Commonwealth of Pa. elected position). For more information about voting, please use the contact information below. Oct. 19 was the last day to register to vote on Nov. 3. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Nov. 3 BEDFORD COUNTY CONTACT...

  • Cove Area Football Postseason Kicks Off Friday

    Oct 22, 2020

    The District 5 and District 6 football postseason that kicks off this weekend will feature three teams from Morrisons Cove. In District 5, second-seeded Northern Bedford (5-1) will host third-seeded Conemaugh Township (3-2), Davidsville, on Friday, Oct. 23. The Class 1A semifinal will kick off at 7 p.m. at Panther Community Stadium, Loysburg. The winner will advance to the district championship game against top-seeded Tussey Mountain (6-0) on Oct. 29, 30 or 31 at a time and site to be...

  • SC Superintendent Asks District to 'Remain Extremely Vigilant' Regarding Spread of COVID-19

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Oct 22, 2020

    The Board of Directors of the Spring Cove School District met for its regular monthly school board meeting Oct. 19, in the Administration Building boardroom with visitors participating remotely. District Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker addressed concerns about rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the area in her superintendent’s report. “Unfortunately,” Dr. Baker reported, “COVID cases are on the rise in our community with the level of community transmission reaching the classification of ‘substantial’ for the first time since the...

  • Blair County Chamber Honors Imler, Imler's Poultry, with ACE Award

    Oct 22, 2020

    The Blair County Chamber of Commerce bestowed the annual ACE Award to Fred N. Imler Sr. and Imler's Poultry on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Casino at Lakemont Park. The ACE Award is the acronym derived from Blair County Agricultural Community Excellence Award and was started as a continuation and expansion of The Chamber's successful Farm Family of the Year Award which was initiated in 1970. In addition to farm families, the ACE Award also allows for nominations of agriculturally oriented individua...

  • Blair County Addresses Ballot Printing Error

    Oct 22, 2020

    The Blair County Commissioners and the county Elections Office have clarified the events surrounding a ballot irregularity. The full text of the explanation from the commissioners’ office, issued Oct. 16, 2020, is here: OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS The Blair County Elections Office became aware [Oct. 16] that 78 voters who requested mail-in ballots (not absentee ballots) in Logan 2 received two ballot packages. Upon the Elections Office being contacted by affected voters, the county immediately contacted NPC, who is printing and mailing all...

  • The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

    Oct 22, 2020

    – WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 12 a.m. 10/19/2020 Area Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 279 / 6 / 12.5 Blair: 995 / 23 / 18.8 Cambria: 770 / 7 / 5.3 Centre: 3,614 / 15 / 9.2 Clearfield: 328 / 7 / 8.8 Fulton: 60 / 2 / 13.8 Huntingdon: 658 / 10 / 22.1 Somerset: 279 / 3 / 4.1 *Rate is number of deaths per 100,000 population. Sixty-three (63) counties have reported COVID-19 deaths. Pennsylvania 176,054 cases 8,500 deaths United States 8,179,730 cases 219,528 deaths Worldwide 40,428,886 cases 1,118,763 deaths Update: Oct. 20, 2020 The Pa....

  • South Woodbury Supervisors Hear Concerns About Speeding

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 22, 2020

    The South Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the township building. Earl Eshelman was present and voiced concern regarding drivers speeding in the town of New Enterprise on Route 869. Eshelman had contacted the Pennsylvania State Police and the office of State Rep, Jesse Topper, who in turn asked him to contact his municipality. Supervisors agreed to contact PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police to voice concern. Supervisors will meet Monday, Nov. 2. Also, the Dec. 1 meeting will begin at 6 p....

  • Appvion Responds to Accusation of Spill

    Allan J. Bassler, Publisher|Oct 22, 2020

    Appvion has responded to a charge from the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) that its Spring Mill plant killed fish in the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River with a release of a chemical on Aug. 20 and 21, 2020. In a letter dated Sept. 17, 2020, the DEP stated, “On August 27, 2020 the [DEP] responded to a report of a fish kill in the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River. During an investigation of the incident, dead fish were observed over a 4.5 mile stretch of the river that extended upstream to an area approximately 500 feet...

  • Civility Before, During, and After Election Day

    Oct 22, 2020

    By JOHNATHAN HLADIK Policy Director Center for Rural Affairs Discussion and debate has always been a part of rural America. From coffee shops to the local co-op, rural residents aren’t afraid to show their loyalty for one candidate or another, share their thoughts on the issues of the day, and voice their distrust of the government. Sometimes opinions can spur disagreement and raise tensions. But, in the end, most of us will agree to disagree, shake hands, and go about our day. Lately, this seems to have changed. The divisive politics of...

  • Friesville Bridge Reopens in Greenfield

    Oct 22, 2020

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Blair County commissioners was held Oct. 14 to recognize the reopening of the Blair County-owned Friesville Bridge in Greenfield Township. Greenfield Township supervisors were on hand with county officials to celebrate the bridge's reopening. The primary purpose of this project for Blair County Bridge No. 10 (also known as Friesville Bridge) was to replace the formerly structurally deficient bridge carrying Evergreen Road over South Poplar Run, with a...

  • Claysburg Woman Jailed After One-Vehicle Accident Oct. 16

    Oct 22, 2020

    A Claysburg woman is behind bars following a traffic accident on Oakdale Rd., near Dunnings Highway. According to the police affidavit, Greenfield Township Police were dispatched at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 16, to Oakdale Road for a reported one-vehicle accident that ended with a vehicle in a ditch. The passengers in the vehicle were identified as the boyfriend of the driver and his three-year-old son. A witness to the accident removed the child who was unrestrained, from the backseat of the vehicle and t...

  • Nason Doctor Named Conemaugh CMO

    Oct 22, 2020

    Conemaugh Health System announced on Tuesday, Oct. 13, that Dr. Elizabeth Dunmore has been named chief medical officer of Conemaugh Health System (CHS), effective Oct. 5, 2020. Dr. Dunmore was formerly the vice president of Medical Affairs at MMC. "We are so excited to have Dr. Dunmore step into this important leadership role," said Bill Caldwell, market president of Conemaugh Health System. As vice president of medical affairs of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Dunmore served as a liaiso...

  • Panthers Score 8 Touchdowns in Victory

    Oct 22, 2020

    The Northern Bedford High School football team found the end zone eight times Friday night, Oct. 16, at Claysburg-Kimmel. The scores – six offensive, one defensive and one special teams – helped the Black Panthers (5-1) roll to a 56-6 victory, their fifth straight win. The Bulldogs' fourth straight loss dropped them, to 1-5 on the campaign. NB senior Dalton Smith scored three touchdowns on the night – one rushing, one receiving and one on an interception return. He finished with 86 yards...

  • Glendale Tops Lady Pirates In Volleyball

    Oct 22, 2020

    The Williamsburg High School volleyball team lost in three sets to undefeated Glendale on Oct. 6. The Lady Vikings won by the scores of 25-10, 25-12, 25-6.Williamsburg hosted Juniata Valley on Oct. 15 and fell in straight sets, 25-5, 25-21, 25-17....

  • Broadening My Horizons

    RICHARD TATE, Herald Outdoor Sports Columnist|Oct 22, 2020

    My wife, my son and my granddaughter tell me that I live in a confined world. "All you want to do is to go fly-fishing for trout and hunt for wild turkeys in season. You need to broaden your horizons." "I like to go out to eat whenever I can," I protest. "We go to lots of different places." "No, we don't," they tell me. My wife is especially forceful about this. "We eat at the same three or four places most of the time. No, Rich, you're a real stick in the mud." Of course I am hurt by these accu...

  • Kegler's Korner

    Oct 22, 2020

    The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies’ League standings for Oct. 6 are: W / L Die Hard 15 / 5 KingPins 14 / 6 Thelma & Louise 9 / 11 Ghosts 2 / 18 High scores: Team series: Thelma & Louise 940 Team single: Thelma & Louise 361 Indiv. series: Gina Corrigan 462 Indiv. single: Shelby Snider 186 YTD team series: Die Hard 1008 YTD team single: Die Hard 386 YTD indiv. series: Tammy Ogg 535 YTD indiv. single: Tammy Ogg 204 ******** The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies’ League standings for Oct. 13 are: W / L Die Hard 19 / 5 KingPins 18 / 6 Thelma & Louise 9 / 15...

  • Dragons Earn Top Seed in D-6 3A Playoffs

    Oct 22, 2020

    A 21-point third-quarter explosion Friday night, Oct. 16, helped the Central High School football team remain undefeated. The Dragons turned a 14-7 lead into a 35-point cushion against Penns Valley en route to a 42-13 victory at Roaring Spring Athletic Field. The win was the Dragons' sixth in as many games in 2020. Penns Valley, meanwhile slipped to 1-3 overall. Central sophomore quarterback Jeff Hoenstine tossed five touchdown passes to five different receivers and ran for a score. On the...

  • La Actualización Semanal Del Herald Sobre el Coronavirus

    Oct 22, 2020

    Hasta las 12 a.m., 19 de octubre, 2020 Condados cercanos Casos/Número de muertes/Índice de muertes Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 279 / 6 / 12.5 Blair: 995 / 23 / 18.8 Cambria: 770 / 7 / 5.3 Centre: 3,614 / 15 / 9.2 Clearfield: 328 / 7 / 8.8 Fulton: 60 / 2 / 13.8 Huntingdon: 658 / 10 / 22.1 Somerset: 279 / 3 / 4.1 *El índice de muerte es el número de muertes por 100,000 personas. Sesenta y tres (63) condados de Pensilvania han reportado muertes de COVID-19. Pensilvania 176,054 casos 8,500 muertes Estados Unidos 8,179,730 casos 219,528...

  • –Volleyball Report –

    Oct 22, 2020

    CKHS Claysburg-Kimmel fell to visiting Everett in five sets Oct. 12. Emalee Cavender served for 28 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Haileigh Reed and Bailey Garver had six kills each, while Harleigh Cavender recorded 11 assists. C-K defeated Williamsburg in straight sets Oct. 13, 25-17, 25-12, 25-19. Harleigh Cavender had 18 service points to go with 11 assists. Haileigh Reed added 17 service points. Emalee Cavender had seven kills. The Lady Bulldogs were winners in four sets against visiting Juniata Valley on Oct. 14, 25-23, 15-25, 25-15, 25-...

  • Williamsburg High School Runs Past West Branch

    Oct 22, 2020

    The Williamsburg High School football team is heading into the District 6 Class 1A playoffs with high hopes. The Blue Pirates won their second straight game – evening their record at 3-3 – with a 38-12 victory over West Branch on Oct. 16 at Hollidaysburg’s Tiger Stadium. Williamsburg has earned the seventh seed in the playoffs and will battle 10th-seeded Blairsville (2-4) at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Tiger Stadium. WHS scored the game’s first 24 points en route to a 30-12 lead at halftime. WHS rung up 376 total yards in the victory...

  • – Girls' Soccer Report –

    Oct 22, 2020

    NBC Northern Bedford traveled to Everett on Oct. 12 and scored a 4-2 victory. Abby Kline led the way with a hat trick on her birthday. Mariah Hall also scored for the Lady Panthers, who built a 4-0 lead at halftime. At Southern Fulton on Oct. 14, four different players scored in NB’s 4-3 win. Finding the net for the Lady Panthers were Lydia Ritchey, Ashley Kichman, Abby Kline and Aylisa Morral. Five players got into the scoring column during NB’s 5-1 win over visiting Moshannon Valley on Oct. 15. Scoring for the Lady Panthers, who improved...

  • CORRECTION

    Oct 22, 2020

    Do to an editing error, the Woodbury Council story that appeared on Page A-8 of the Oct. 15, 2020, print edition of the Herald mentioned the wrong borough. The Herald apologizes for its error....

  • Lowering The Entertainment Bar

    Linda Williams, Herald Columnist|Oct 22, 2020

    For our 61st wedding anniversary, we treated ourselves to a robot Rumba Sweeper. That evening, we removed the cardboard wrappings and three of us sat back to watch. My husband, myself and one cat were enthralled. The second cat hid trembling under the couch. We are very pleased with the results. Thorough cleaning does require the bigger vacuum, but the robot does a great job on both carpets and floors. As we watched, I sent an email to my daughter telling her of our evening's enjoyment. "You've...

  • What I Am Voting For

    Oct 22, 2020

    By DR. BARRY ENGLAND, VMD It is with a lot of question and concern as I wonder where all of you Never-Trumpers have been the last four years. Are you all so blind to all of the facts and are you so full of hate that you can not see what the political establishment and the Democratic Party have tried to do to our President Trump? He has survived the completely false Russian collusion hoax, the Ukraine phone hoax, and the impeachment hoax. Now, in the last month or so, he has been accused of making disparaging remarks of the American military...

  • Books to Borrow

    Oct 22, 2020

    Paul Grayson called his three daughters together to make an announcement. He sold his house and bought an island in Maine. The girls were stunned. Paul had lost his wife a couple of years ago and the girls were grown. He decided to buy the summer camp, Camp Kicking Moose, where he and his wife had met. The island had a Native American name meaning Three Sisters. Paul planned to rename the island Three Sisters. His wife had wanted to go there on vacations but Paul was too busy working. Paul was...

  • Train Wreck Kills 3 Crewman

    Oct 22, 2020

    Herald of Oct. 17, 1895 Passenger Train 404 on the Hollidaysburg and Morrisons Cove Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which lays overnight at Henrietta and leaves Martinsburg for Altoona at 5:25 and is due in the city at 6:40 a.m., collided at 6:30 with a water train a short distance south of Allegheny Furnace. Brakeman J. Woodring of the water train and fireman W.F. Good of the engine drawing the passenger train were instantly killed. Engineer David M. Arthur of the passenger train was fatally injured and died later. A number of other...

  • Community Day a Success

    Oct 22, 2020

    Herald of Oct. 22, 1920 The Salemville community was the scene of a distressing accident on Monday evening when John H. Baker, a prominent resident of the place, was instantly killed when he fell under the wheels of a threshing machine. The machine was being taken from the Guyer farm to the Fetter farm and while no one witnessed the accident it was presumed that Mr. Baker tripped and fell under the wheels. He was crushed about the head and chest. Community day was to be observed at Mines in Huston township on Wenesday afternoon. A program was...

  • Flock of Geese Circles Town

    Oct 22, 2020

    Herald of Oct. 25, 1945 Just a year and a day after the fine old Colonial dwelling on the Irvin Wareham farm in Taylor Township had been destroyed by fire, the large barn on the Elmer F. Smith farm, which adjoins the Wareham farm, on Friday afternoon was burned to the ground. The 9-room solid brick mansion home on the Wareham farm was burned down on Oct. 18 of last year. It was built during the Civil War period by the Jacob Martin family. The barn on the Smith farm likewise came down from the Civil War era, erected by the McMasters, widely...

  • Bull Causes Injuries

    Oct 22, 2020

    Herald of Oct. 22, 1970 The Post Office Department is considering changes in its plans for a new Martinsburg Post Office to meet local requests concerning design and location. Four young men from scattered sections of the Cove area are accused by Martinsburg Police of taking a crate containing 24 dozen eggs from the poultry farm of John E. and Gene David. The young men declined to disclose what their purpose was in bringing the eggs into the borough. When a bull turned on him as he was attempting to move the animal from truck to pen at the...

  • GOP Women Elect Bolger

    Oct 22, 2020

    Herald of Oct. 19, 1995 Mrs. Jeanne Bolger of Martinsburg was elected state director for both Blair and Bedford counties by the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women. Mrs. Bolger had previously been serving as director for Blair County but was elected as director for Bedford County also, succeeding Mrs. Clarance Dietz of Bedford, who was named director emeritus. Pastor Raeford Black and his wife Yvonne were honored at an awards ceremony at the Jaffa Mosque in Altoona. The Mountain City Fraternal Order of Police No. 8 presented the couple...

  • Kopp Drug Robbed

    Oct 22, 2020

    Herald of Oct. 21, 2010 Residents of the Spring Cove School District reside in a Hall of Fame community, as the district was inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Monday night, Oct. 18. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Kopp Drug of Martinsburg was broken into and robbed late Saturday night, Oct. 9, or early morning The Northern Bedford School District is discussing a large-scale renovation of the middle and high school building. In an attempt to best prepare for emergency situations, the Williamsburg...

  • DEATH RECORD

    Oct 22, 2020

    KRIDER – Michael M. “Mike,” 62, Roaring Spring LABENSKI – Susan Anne, 61, Spruce Creek MILLER – Lois I., 91, Martinsburg, formerly of Duncansville MOCK – Joanne Mae, 85, Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury PARK – Edward L., 97, Martinsburg... Full story

  • MICHAEL M. 'MIKE' KRIDER

    Oct 22, 2020

    Michael M. "Mike" Krider, 62, of Roaring Spring, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born June 20, 1958, in Roaring Spring, the son of Annette (Mellott) Krider and the late Merrill Krider. He was twice married, both times to the love of his life, Michelle (Hess) Krider. She survives along with two children: Amanda Gonsman and husband Anthony of Williamsburg and Benjamin Krider and wife Megan of Pittsburgh; seven...

  • SUSAN ANNE LABENSKI

    Oct 22, 2020

    Susan Anne Labenski, 61, of Spruce Creek, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, after a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 12, 1959, at Newburgh, N.Y., a daughter of Jesse Malcolm and Dorothea Gwen (Tyson) Gill Jr. She was twice married, first to Dwane Fouse, who survives. Then on May 28, 2005, she married Richard E. Labenski, who survives in Spruce Creek. She is also survived by he two children, Colton Fouse and Dylon Fouse of Henrietta, and a brother, Jesse Gill in Ohio. She was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Smith. She...

  • LOIS I. MILLER

    Oct 22, 2020

    Lois I. Miller, 91, of Martinsburg, formerly of Duncansville, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born June 21, 1929, in Duncansville, daughter of the late Albert R. and Elta Pearl (Zeigler) Kuhn. On Feb. 21, 1953, she married Jesse P. Miller at Leamersville Church of the Brethren. Surviving is her beloved husband of 67 years. She was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Greenwood, and three brothers: Paul H. "P.K." Kuhn, Albert George Kuhn and...

  • JOANNE MAE MOCK

    Oct 22, 2020

    Joanne Mae Mock, 85, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born Sept. 15, 1935, in New Paris, daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth (Mickel) Kimmel. On Feb. 6, 1960, in Winchester, Va., she was united in marriage to Albert O. Mock Jr. He preceded her in death Jan. 10, 2008. Joanne was a Class of 1954 graduate of Bedford High School. She was a registered nurse for 36 years at the Memorial Hospital of Bedford County....

  • EDWARD L. PARK

    Oct 22, 2020

    Edward L. Park, 97, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born April 2, 1923, in Clearfield, the son of the late Alexander and Emma (Henwood) Park. He married Myra Lucille Ross on April 13, 1946, in Lewistown. She preceeded him in death June 2, 2011. He is survived by a daughter, Avis R. Schreier and husband Gary J. of Martinsburg; four grandchildren: Garett E. Schreier and wife Cindy of Beckley, W.Va., Jonathan B. Schreier...

  • Geisinger Addresses Data Security Incident

    Oct 22, 2020

    Geisinger has begun notifying some of its patients of a data security incident that occurred at a third-party vendor, Blackbaud, Inc. Blackbaud provides cloud-based data solutions to nonprofits, foundations and other social good organizations nationwide, including the Geisinger Foundation. Blackbaud notified Geisinger it had discovered an unauthorized individual gained access to Blackbaud’s systems between Feb. 7 and May 20, 2020, and that the individual obtained backup copies of databases used by Blackbaud customers, including the database t...

  • Cancer-Free

    Oct 22, 2020

    "Walk Where You Are" was the theme of the 2020 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central PA, held Sunday, Oct. 11. Breast cancer survivor Jim Daversa of Altoona was the walk ambassador. Above, the hero's cape fits Daversa well. Daversa, at 60 years old, had Stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer. He had a complete mastectomy last September and is now 100 percent cancer-free. See story and additional photos at www.hollidaysburgherald.com....

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Oct 22, 2020

    "The wondrous shine on autumn leaves must be the golden notes That beat on them the summer through, From songbirds' rapturous throats." Sudie Stuart Hagar calls them Goldsmiths, those songsters that are now silent. A lone chickadee song was all I heard on my solitary hike in Sunday's sunshine. A snowy tree cricket fiddled away as the strong breezes blew from the southwest, bringing down little, yellow locust leaves like rain. "There's a purple tint on the woodland leaves, And the winds are up...

  • SCES Receives Fire Prevention Materials

    Oct 22, 2020

    Three area fire companies recognized Fire Prevention Week with a visit to Spring Cove Elementary School, Roaring Spring, on Oct. 6. Officials from Friendship (Roaring Spring), Martinsburg and Freedom Township were in attendance to present Adam Macak, principal with bags of coloring books with crayons, fire prevention materials and plastic fire hats to be distributed to the students. Pictured above are (from left): Shana Musselman, James Musselman, Aaron Lafferty, Adam Macak, Jeff Lafferty, Tom...

  • Upcoming Events at The Park at Morrisons Cove

    Oct 22, 2020

    Thursday, Oct. 29: Free Senior Bowling – Seniors aged 59 and older can participate in this free and fun activity. Sponsored by a grant from the Nason Foundation. Every Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. Shoe rental is also included. Friday, October 30: No School – No Worries. Our first daytime skating party of the school year. The Spring Cove School District does not have school, so we are open for you. Bowling hours are 9 a.m. till midnight. Special skating hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $3...

  • Area Students Earn Degrees at Central Penn

    Oct 22, 2020

    Central Penn College, Summerdale, recently held a virtual commencement for the 2020 graduating class. Area graduates included: Evan Cottle of Hopewell graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from Central Penn College. Lori Delk of Duncansville graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Central Penn College....

  • Correction: Incorrect Date For Reunion

    Oct 22, 2020

    The Morrison Cove High School Class of 1960 will hold its next reunion Sept. 21, 2021. The incorrect date appeared in the Oct. 15, 2020, edition. The Herald apologizes for its error....

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