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  • Penelec Says Upgrades Have Eased Power Outages in Cove

    Oct 24, 2019

    A Penelec spokesperson said that upgrades to the Roaring Spring substation have improved the reliability of electric service to the Cove and have “helped enhance reliability for customers in the area.” Roaring Spring Borough Councilmember Rodney Green said, however, that the borough remains unsatisfied with Penelec’s efforts and pointed to power problems as recently as Friday, Oct. 18. Green said that the borough remains concerned about frequent power outages and has contacted Penelec about the matter twice by letter. The most recent lette...

  • Public Notices

    Oct 24, 2019

    ORDINANCE ADOPTION ADVERTISEMENT The Borough of Roaring Spring shall adopt the following Ordinances, at the Regular meeting to be held on November 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building 616 Spang Street, Roaring Spring, PA. Lisa A. Peel Borough Manager ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE OF ROARING SPRING BOROUGH, BLAIR COUNTY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, ELECTING TO AMEND ITS POLICE PENSION PLAN ADMINISTERED BY THE PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM PURSUANT TO ARTICLE IV OF THE PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT LAW; AGREEING TO BE... Full story

  • Appvion Announces Permanent Layoffs at Spring Mill

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Oct 24, 2019

    The local workforce took another blow when Appvion announced last week that it will permanently reduce the number of employees over the next several months. According to company officials, an agreement between Appvion and United Steelworkers Local 10-422 to a restructure of the company's Spring Mill Plant was reached in order to maintain current production volumes while operating an a more efficient cost-effective way. Employees were notified of the coming change by letter. According to the rest...

  • Old Friends and Memories of First Grade

    Linda Williams|Oct 24, 2019

    Make new friends, keep the old. The one is silver, the other is gold. How many times did you hear that growing up? I have tried to find the author, but no one seems to know. Most of us follow that advice. We have a few friends left over from childhood. We constantly make new friends. They are all valuable. Some come into our lives and quickly go. Others leave footprints on our hearts and we are never quite the same. Probably the person I have known the very longest who is still living would be...

  • Mother Claims 'Unfair' Treatment by SCSD

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Oct 24, 2019

    The mother of two children in the high school told the Spring Cove School District board on Oct. 21 that she does not think she or her children are being treated fairly by the district. A closed-door executive session was held prior to the Spring Cove School District School Board meeting on Oct. 21 to discuss confidential matters regarding a student. Upon the normal recognition of visitors at the start of the meeting, April Wilson, mother of two children at Central High School, stood to ask the school board where parental complaints should be...

  • Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

    Oct 24, 2019

    The sub-title of "Capital Gaines" is Smart things I learned doing stupid stuff. Chip Gaines of Fixer Upper and Magnolia Market wrote about the path he has followed since leaving school. Chip decided he could be an entrepreneur in his 20s and started up three businesses. He worked side by side with people who were a different color and spoke a different language. He loved working with these people and wanted to know more of their culture and language. So he decided to go to a school in Mexico...

  • Rollover in Liberty Township

    Oct 24, 2019

    The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Co. rescue and Hollidaysburg ambulance service were dispatched to the scene of a tractor-trailer crash near the intersection of State Route 26 (Raystown Road) and State Route 164 (Cove Mountain Road) in Liberty Township, Bedford County, around 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26. The 9-1-1 dispatch was for a tractor-trailer rollover with entrapment. The crash partially closed State Route 26. When freed from the vehicle, the truck driver was taken via Medstar helicopter to a...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Oct 24, 2019

    Herald of Oct. 18, 1894 The first snow of the season in Morrisons Cove arrived on Sunday, Oct. 14. Several correspondents reported the storm was severe. W.B. Nicodemus resigned his position as clerk in D.D. Morrell’s store in Henrietta to take up school teaching. Most of the typhoid fever patients around New Enterprise were improving, although there were a few not yet out of danger. The German Baptist Seventh Day Brethren of Salemville held communion Saturday night. Oct. 19 was designated as Arbor Day. George McAllister and Gus Carlson were k...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Oct 24, 2019

    Herald of Oct. 24, 1919 September 29 marked a new era in the educational history of Morrisons Cove for on this day was initiated the Morrisons Cove Vocational school–a school which fits the boys and girls for farm and home. Why not? When we think of the beautiful farms with untold possibilities. Parents, your boys and girls will be taught to see the gold mine in your farm. The first day’s session showed an enrollment of 93 pupils with numbers yet to report. We are safe in saying that our student body will number 100 before the week end. The...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Oct 24, 2019

    Herald of Oct. 26, 1944 Probably not since Civil War times has a call to arms included such a large proportion of young family men from the Central and Southern ends of the Cove as will go to Harrisburg next week to be inducted into the armed service. So far as the Herald is able to learn there will be nine husbands and fathers who will bid goodbye to sixteen little ones as they go forth to war. The ages of the children who will be left behind ranges from the babe of six months to the school child of seven years, far too young to know just...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Oct 24, 2019

    Herald of Oct. 23, 1969 Youngsters will be “trick or treating” for the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Youngsters from Martinsburg and Curryville churches will visit homes in those two communities as well as Fredericksburg. The chairmen ask citizens to turn on porch lights to aid the youngsters. Increasing use of the laboratory and X-ray facilities at Nason Hospital during the past three months led all other phases of hospital service in growth, according to statistics presented last week at a meeting of the board of trustee...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Oct 24, 2019

    Herald of Oct. 20, 1994 The cover photo on the November-December issue of Pennsylvania Magazine shows Carper Homestead Farm along Route 36 north of Woodbury photographed by Larry G. McKee of Altoona. The farm is operated by Duane and Linda Biddle. Harry Martin Jr. of Martinsburg, his sons Harry III, 18, and Jonathan, 14, and Alvin Zimmerman of Roaring Spring are working to remove the old grandstand at the Memorial Park ballfield. Work began Oct. 13 and is expected to be completed within a week. Roaring Spring will receive a federal grant of $42...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Oct 24, 2019

    Herald of Oct. 22 2009 Two area police departments are now equipped with the latest technology that can save officers a lot of headaches when in prosecutions and improve officer safety. The efforts of a local non-profit organization that assists area communities by raising funds to purchase safety-related equipment have provided the Martinsburg and Roaring Spring police departments with in-car video systems. The Leah Hoover Memorial Fund, in honor of Leah Hoover, raised approximately $10,000 this summer. The new video system, which includes a...

  • Farm Resource Guide for Veterans Released

    Oct 24, 2019

    With the average age of a U.S. farmer at nearly 60 years, and millions of acres expected to change hands over the next few years, many Americans are thinking about who the next generation of producers will be. Veterans could step in to fill the need, according to a white paper released recently by the Center for Rural Affairs. “Saluting Service: A Guide to Lending and Farm Program Resources for Veterans,” authored by Cora Fox, highlights the needs of America’s next generation of producers, which includes individuals who served their count...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Oct 24, 2019

    DIANE NELSON FOR BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF To the Editor: My name is Erik Whisker and I am a former Republican candidate for Bedford County Sheriff. For several years I worked to prepare for the 2019 Bedford County election to meet people, re-establish old connections; and promote a positive and empowering message of my mission for the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. At this time, I would like to introduce you to Diane Nelson, who currently serves as the chief deputy sheriff for the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. Diane is a dedicated reg...

  • DEATH RECORD

    Oct 24, 2019

    HERSHBERGER, Dorothy Marie Lehman, 91, Martinsburg. LUNDQUIST, Ronald L., 82, Martinsburg Ott, Mary Ann, 78, Loysburg... Full story

  • DOROTHY MARIE LEHMAN HERSHBERGER

    Oct 24, 2019

    Mrs. Dorothy Marie Lehman Hershberger, 91, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at her Homewood apartment in Martinsburg. Her health had steadily declined in recent months. The family will hold a celebration of her life at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Bice Chapel of Homewood Homes in Martinsburg with a reception to follow. (Please dress in vibrant colors to honor Dottie's love of color). The first of four children born to Walter B. Lehman and Margaret Murr Lehman of Lawn, Dottie...

  • RONALD L. LUNDQUIST

    Oct 24, 2019

    Ronald L. Lund-quist, 82, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Friends and family will be received from 1 p.m. until the hour of service Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Everett Church of the Brethren, 119 E. Second St. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Mike Benner officiating. Ronald was born June 23, 1937, in Hopewell, a son of the late Arthur D. and Rhoda (Gainer) Lundquist. He was united in marriage to the former Bonnita Dawn (Stiffler)...

  • MARY ANN OTT

    Oct 24, 2019

    Mary Ann Ott, 78, of Loysburg, went to be in her heavenly home Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral today, Thursday, Oct. 24, at Waterside Church of the Brethren. Pastor Eric Poteat and Pastor Mike Benner will officiate. Interment will be in Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury. Mary was born Dec. 8, 1940, in New Enterprise, daughter of the late Richard Harvey and Ura May (Mountain) Clapper. She was united in marriage to Roy E. Ott July 18, 1964, at Koontz...

  • Audit Released for Vol. Firefighter's Relief Assoc.

    Oct 24, 2019

    Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Tuesday, Oct. 22, announced the release of audit reports for volunteer firefighters’ relief associations (VFRAs) in Allegheny, Bedford, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Lycoming, Montgomery, Northampton, Warren and Westmoreland counties. State aid for VFRAs comes from a two-percent tax on fire insurance policies sold in Pennsylvania by out-of-state companies. This year, 2,518 municipalities received nearly $60 million for distribution to VFRAs to provide training, purchase equipment and insurance, and pay f...

  • Dairy Producers Invited to Nov. 12 Roundtable

    Oct 24, 2019

    Dairy producers are encouraged to attend one of six upcoming Dairy Producer Roundtable Meetings in New Holland, Lewisburg, Mansfield, Martinsburg, Grove City, and Chambersburg. Organized by the Center for Dairy Excellence, the meetings will include conversations about new risk management programs available to dairy farm families and how dairy producers can utilize tools to calculate their cost of production. All meetings are free to attend, but registration is encouraged. Register online or contact Heidi Zimmerman at hzimmer...

  • The Sportsman's Corner

    Oct 24, 2019

    I like to play 60-and-over basketball at the Garver Y most Tuesdays. At nearly 70, I am no longer one of the "junior" players and find it increasingly difficult to keep up with the younger players. A couple weeks ago, we played five competitive games in two hours. (This is the equivalent of five quarters of basketball.) At the end of the fifth game, I was beat. I was glad I was not the one driving home. After showering and washing my basketball clothes, I planned to hit the glider on the front...

  • CHS Tennis Team Falls in Semi's

    Oct 24, 2019

    The Central tennis team met up with powerful Central Cambria (15-3) in the District 6 Class 2A semifinals last week and was defeated 5-0. The loss gave the Dragons a 10-4 record on the season. Kierra Mountain fell 6-0, 6-1 while Lindsey Kensinger lost 6-4, 6-0. In the final singles’ match Allison Brooks came up short 6-1, 6-1. On doubles action, Tomi May and Reagan Bush were defeated 6-0, 6-0 while Kayley Ariadne McClain and Madden also fell 6-0, 6-0. “It was a great season that ended against a very good Central Cambria team,” Central coach...

  • Volleyball Roundup

    Oct 24, 2019

    Northern Bedford Claysburg-Kimmel got 12 service points from Megan Hartman en route to a three-game sweep of host Northern Bedford Oct. 14. A hotly contested first game saw the Lady Bulldogs come out on top by a 27-25 count. C-K then won the final two games in convincing fashion, by scores of 25-11 and 25-15. Madison Johnson led NB with seven kills, five blocks and six digs, while Abby Zelanko dealt a team-high 11 service points. “We played very well early. Claysburg took the momentum from game one and did not allow us to regroup,” NB coa...

  • Soccer Roundup

    Oct 24, 2019

    Central Boys The Central Dragon boys’ soccer team defeated visiting Tyrone Oct. 14, raising its record to 5-1 on the season. Central led 2-0 at the half and held on for a 2-1 victory. The Dragons celebrated senior day for their two seniors – Colin Rupert and Brandt Kensinger. Junior midfielder Luke Trexler scored the Dragon’s opening goal from 12 yards out with a penetrating dribble through the Eagle center defenders. Later in the half, Rupert scored what turned out to be the game-winner on a swerving corner kick that deflected off the hands...

  • Cross-Country Roundup

    Oct 24, 2019

    Central The Mountain League Cross-Country Championships took place Oct. 16 at Penns Valley. The weather didn’t cooperate as the conditions were rainy and wet throughout. In boys’ action, Central finished in sixth place. Top finishers for the Dragons were Luke Knisely (24th in 19:48), Kocher (26th in 20:10) and Tyler Biesinger (27th in 20:11). On the girls’ side, Maia Jeffries crossed the line in 21st place with a time of 24:18. Lauren Crilly was 24th with a time of 24:38. “The conditions were tough for everybody and the Mountain League is stro...

  • NBC Wins 6th in Rout of W. Branch

    Oct 24, 2019

    Fueled by Dalton Smith’s 112 yards and three rushing touchdowns, Northern Bedford ran its record to 6-3 with a 49-0 rout of visiting West Branch last Friday night, Oct. 18. Smith, who went over 1,000 yards rushing for the season, had touchdown runs of 9, 7 and 12 yards. Smith, the latest in a line of fine tailbacks at NB, is the first underclassman to go over the century mark in rushing since Preston Albright in 2009. “Dalton had a terrific night but a lot of that as he’ll be the first to attest to, was the outstanding work of our offen...

  • Huntingdon Holds Off Scarlet Dragons

    Oct 24, 2019

    The Scarlet Dragons played their final home game of the season last Friday, Oct. 18 – senior night against Huntingdon. The two teams are battling for third and fourth place in the District 6 3A playoff picture, and after the Bearcats 14-7 victory they now have identical 4-5 records with one game remaining. The opening half was controlled by the defenses and numerous drives were thwarted due to penalties. The teams combined for 20 penalties overall for more than 120 total yards. The Bearcats scored the only touchdown of the half late in the o...

  • Bulldogs Snap Skid, 32-29

    Oct 24, 2019

    The Claysburg-Kimmel football team snapped a two-game losing streak Friday, Oct. 18, with a 32-29 come-from-behind victory at Southern Huntingdon. The Bulldogs improved to 6-3 while the Rockets slipped to 4-5. C-K scored two touchdowns in the game’s final 2:55 to squeeze out the win. Seth Musselman who ran for 180 yards on 26 carries and scored four touchdowns, scored the game-winner on a 2-yard run with 1:18 to play in the game. “Going into our matchup with Southern Huntingdon, I stressed the importance of playing well to improve our see...

  • Everett Warriors Fight Off Blue Pirates

    Oct 24, 2019

    Two first-half touchdowns, including a fumble return for a score, carried Everett to a 14-6 road victory against Williamsburg last Friday night, Oct. 18. Everett earned just its second win in nine tries, while Williamsburg slipped to 0-9 on the season. Luis Saldivar returned a fumble 43 yards for a score and Luca Fierro added the PAT to make it 7-0 Everett with 3:37 remaining in the first quarter. Cameron Mellott added a 1-yard score with 7:29 to play in the first half. Fierro's PAT made it...

  • Anglers, Hunters Warned of Scams

    Oct 24, 2019

    The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and Pennsylvania Game Commission are warning anglers and hunters to avoid online scams when purchasing their licenses. The warning follows several recent reports of customers paying for licenses through third-party websites not affiliated with either agency, and then never receiving a license. “The only proven, reputable and reliable methods for purchasing Pennsylvania fishing licenses and permits are through the PFBC’s online portal The Outdoor Shop or in-person from a retail license iss...

  • Sportsmen Discuss CWD on Capitol Hill

    Oct 24, 2019

    The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on Oct. 17 hosted Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus members, other federal policymakers, state agency representatives, leaders of both the wild deer community and deer farmers, and leaders of the broader sportsmen's conservation community for a bipartisan Capitol Hill luncheon to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD affects cervids such as deer and elk and has been detected in 26 states. The fatal neurological disease affects both farmed and free-ranging cervids and has no known vaccine or cure....

  • Motorists Advised to Be On the Lookout for Deer

    Oct 24, 2019

    With deer becoming increasingly active, and daylight-saving time soon to put more vehicles on the road during the hours when deer move most, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is advising motorists to slow down and stay alert. Deer become more active in autumn with the lead-up to their fall breeding season, commonly referred to as the “rut.” Around this time, many yearling bucks disperse from the areas in which they were born and travel, sometimes several dozen miles, to find new ranges. Meanwhile, adult bucks more often are cruising their hom...

  • PS Altoona Professor to Discuss CWD

    Oct 24, 2019

    Carolyn Mahan, Penn State Altoona professor of biology and member of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation will offer the talk “Chronic Wasting Disease in Pennsylvania: occurrence, prevalence, and deer management implications” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in 117 Science Building. Mahan will explain what causes chronic wasting disease (CWD), its effects on white-tailed deer, its implications to hunters, and what the Commonwealth is doing to solve the problem in a way that benefits both the state and hunte...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Oct 24, 2019

    "How many sweet potato plants do you have?" The hands of my dental hygienist paused as she waited for my answer. "Mmm... perhaps a dozen," I answered. This was on last Monday's sunny day and I'd told her I wanted to dig my sweet potatoes when I got home. A short time later, I was in my garden trying to drag away all those clingy, rooted vines so I could even get close to the potatoes. Unlike other years, this spring I hadn't even given them a raised mound of tilled soil in which to grow, but...

  • Author to Read Stories at Area Libraries

    Oct 24, 2019

    Hollidaysburg author Tom Catalano is scheduled to read stories from his newest book, "The Edge of Imagination," at the following public libraries: • Martinsburg Community Library, 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 • Bedford County Library, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 • Roaring Spring Community Library, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 "The Edge of Imagination" is Catalano's 10th published book. It contains eleven original short stories of science fiction, mystery, drama and psychological suspense for adults and teens....

  • Lines by Lee

    PASTOR LEE SEESE, Correspondent|Oct 24, 2019

    Around my house rarely does a day go by without some mention of practice. Whether it is basketball or baseball, musical or play practice, worship team or something else, on any given night at least one of us seems to be off to practice. They say practice makes perfect, but I have yet to accomplish that. The famous joke asks, "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" Practice, practice, practice. I recently auditioned for an upcoming community theater's Christmas variety show. I was interested in doing...

  • Thought for the Week

    Oct 24, 2019

    As we conclude Acts Chapter 20, Paul is reminding the elders from Ephesus of his ministry. To some, it might sound like he is boasting but that is not so. He says he spent three years with them. He warned them boldly both day and night. He now commends them to God and the word of His grace. I firmly believe he has told them everything he needed too. Now, as he commends them to God, he is trusting a word of Jesus Who told His disciples He was entrusting them to the Holy Spirit, Who would take...

  • Family Fire Safety

    Oct 24, 2019

    Sarah and Eric Gadley of East Freedom, brought their children to the Freedom Township Fire Hall on Wednesday evening, Oct. 9, to learn fire prevention and safety. The kids, (counterclockwise) – David, Jace, 5, Isaac, 9 and Ethan, 7 – explored fire trucks and other fire-fighting equipment. The fire prevention and safety open house was conducted by the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company....

  • Writers Group to Meet Nov. 7 in D-ville

    Oct 24, 2019

    The next Inkwell meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewery, 165 Patchway Road in Duncansville. The evening will begin with dinner (paid for by attendees) at 6 p.m. Author Shirley Stuby will speak/present at 7:15 p.m. Stuby is a retired banker who, after retirement, finally took the plunge and started her writing career. Over the past few years, she published several short stories in the local Hometown magazine. This past year she was also published in a national magazine, Country Magazine Extra. Stuby l...

  • Stoltz to Sign Copies of Book Nov. 18 at BCGS

    Oct 24, 2019

    Randy Stoltz, author of “Civil War and The Hearts of Morrisons Cove,” will have a book signing from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Blair County Genealogical Society, 431 Scotch Valley Road. Hollidaysburg. The book lists soldiers’ names, known rank, company regiment, birth and death dates and the cemetery where they are buried. There are more than 1,000 names from the area. The information was taken from newspapers, church records, books and cemeteries. Each book will be $10 and the author will donate $5 back to the Blair County Genea...

  • BCHS to Host Vietnam Exhibit

    Oct 24, 2019

    åThe Bedford County Historical Society will once again host Bedford County’s Vietnam veterans for an exhibit Wednesday, Oct. 30, through Sunday, Nov. 3. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. On exhibit will be medals, uniforms, photographs and various memorabilia of veterans. There will be several members of the Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Association on hand to speak with visitors. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Hall at Kinton’s Knob (BCH...

  • C-K Challenge Program

    Oct 24, 2019

    Students at Claysburg-Kimmel High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program Inc. during a kick-off assembly at their school. The assembly theme was Future Influencers: #WhyNotMe. This fun assembly featuring a powerful video outlining how the Program works, reveals to students the positive outcomes to the important choices they make every day for career-readiness and success both in and beyond the classroom and how to earn cash incentives. During the assembly, students in the sopho...

  • WHS Challenge Program

    Oct 24, 2019

    Students at Williamsburg Community High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program Inc. during a kick-off assembly at their school. The assembly theme was Future Influencers: #WhyNotMe. This fun assembly featuring a powerful video outlining how the Program works, reveals to students the positive outcomes to the important choices they make every day for career-readiness and success both in and beyond the classroom and how to earn cash incentives. During the assembly, students in...

  • Pennsylvania Offers Online Resources for Winter Storms

    Oct 24, 2019

    With the winter season approaching, the commonwealth is reminding residents of the online resources available to help deal with winter storms. To help the public prepare for the season and share information about winter services, PennDOT offers operational information and traveler resources at www.penndot.gov/winter. The site also has a complete winter guide with detailed information about winter services in each of PennDOT’s 11 engineering districts. The public can access travel information on nearly 40,000 state-maintained roadway miles y...

  • PennDOT Winter Maintenance Positions Available

    Oct 24, 2019

    PennDOT is actively seeking more than 500 temporary equipment operators statewide for the winter season to supplement the department's full-time staff. Details on minimum requirements, such as possession of a CDL, as well as application information​, are available at www.employment.pa.gov. Through the same website, job seekers can apply for other types of non-operator, winter positions such as diesel and construction equipment mechanics, welders, clerks and more. With $223 million budgeted for this winter’s statewide operations, PennDOT dep...

  • Lamb Chops to Hold Meeting Nov. 12

    Oct 24, 2019

    The Blair County 4-H Lamb Chops have invited anyone between the ages of 8 to 18 to join their club. Their first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12th, at the Blair County Extension Office at the airport. The Lamb Chops are also now accepting members who want to show a market goat. Some of the things the members do are conduct meetings, learn about the lambs and goats, play games, participate in a cooking contest with lamb and goat meat and show their projects. For more information about the meeting or the club, contact Jim and Michele...

  • BCGS Elects 2020 Officers

    Oct 24, 2019

    The Blair County Genealogical Society held an election of officers at the meeting Thursday, Oct. 17. The officers for 2020 are Jim Snyder Jr., president; Kathie Phelps, recording secretary; Julie Moyer, corresponding secretary; Patti Seidel, research secretary; and Mary Russell, publicist. The Nominating Committee consists of Joyce Brenneman, Steve Myers, Agnes Kirsch, and chairman Ann Myers....

  • Barry Smith of Smith Transport Purchases 3,000th Truck

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Oct 24, 2019

    Barry Smith started Smith Transport in 1982 as a single driver with a dream to build a trucking company for drivers, according to Jen Hillegass, marketing brand manager for Smith Transport. Today Smith Transport has almost 1,000 trucks between its four terminals. The terminals are located at Remington, Ind., Ellenwood, Ga., Washington, Pa., and Roaring Spring, home of the corporate office. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, media got a firsthand look at this black truck with the number 3,000 number on it....

  • DCNR Releases Public Feedback on the Future of Pa.'s State Parks

    Oct 24, 2019

    Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn on Oct. 7 announced the release of a preliminary report gleaned from results of an extensive two-year survey seeking public input on the future of Pennsylvania’s state parks. More than 10,000 respondents offered recommendations on how the commonwealth can improve the visitor experience. “Commenting on everything from pets in campgrounds to trails and beaches, thousands commented on what they like, dislike and hope to see someday in their state parks,” Dunn said. “Th...

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