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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...

 

Penelec Says Upgrades Have Eased Power Outages in Cove

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...

 

Old Friends and Memories of First Grade

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...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 24, 2019

Appvion Announces Permanent Layoffs at Spring Mill

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 agreemen...

 

Mother Claims 'Unfair' Treatment by SCSD

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...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

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...

 

125 Years Ago

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...

 

Rollover in Liberty Township

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...

 

100 Years Ago

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...

 

75 Years Ago

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...

 

50 Years Ago

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...

 

25 Years Ago

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. Ha...

 

10 Years Ago

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...

 

Farm Resource Guide for Veterans Released

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...

 

Letters to the Editor

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...

 

DEATH RECORD

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

 

DOROTHY MARIE LEHMAN HERSHBERGER

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...

 

RONALD L. LUNDQUIST

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,...

 

MARY ANN OTT

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...

 

Audit Released for Vol. Firefighter's Relief Assoc.

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...

 

Dairy Producers Invited to Nov. 12 Roundtable

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...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

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...

 

CHS Tennis Team Falls in Semi's

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...

 

Volleyball Roundup

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...

 

Soccer Roundup

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 ...

 

Cross-Country Roundup

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...

 

NBC Wins 6th in Rout of W. Branch

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...

 

Huntingdon Holds Off Scarlet Dragons

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...

 

Bulldogs Snap Skid, 32-29

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...

 

Everett Warriors Fight Off Blue Pirates

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...

 

Anglers, Hunters Warned of Scams

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...

 

Sportsmen Discuss CWD on Capitol Hill

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...

 

Motorists Advised to Be On the Lookout for Deer

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...

 

PS Altoona Professor to Discuss CWD

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...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"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...

 

Author to Read Stories at Area Libraries

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, O...

 

Lines by Lee

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...

 

Thought for the Week

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...

 

Family Fire Safety

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) ...

 

Writers Group to Meet Nov. 7 in D-ville

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...

 

Stoltz to Sign Copies of Book Nov. 18 at BCGS

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,...

 

BCHS to Host Vietnam Exhibit

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....

 

C-K Challenge Program

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 f...

 

WHS Challenge Program

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....

 

Pennsylvania Offers Online Resources for Winter Storms

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...

 

PennDOT Winter Maintenance Positions Available

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...

 

Lamb Chops to Hold Meeting Nov. 12

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...

 

BCGS Elects 2020 Officers

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,...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 24, 2019

Barry Smith of Smith Transport Purchases 3,000th Truck

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...

 

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

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...

 

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