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CaptiveAire Celebrates Growth, Investment in PA at New Facility Ribbon Cutting

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined the Executive Director of the Governor’s Action Team (GAT) Brent Vernon, Bedford County Development Association (BCDA), the Bedford County Commissioners, and...

 

Stephen Paul Eshelman

Stephen Paul Eshelman, 66, of Las Vegas, NV, peacefully passed away Oct. 11, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Stephen was born Oct. 4, 1955, to the parents of Charles and Delores Eshelman...

 
 By LUGENE SHELLY    Life    October 28, 2021

Happy Halloween: Here's How it Happened

Happy Halloween! It's something we hear and say every year at this time, but what does it really mean? It's believed Halloween originated with the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The...

 

Edna G. Smeltzer

Edna G. Smeltzer, 91, formerly of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord Saturday evening Oct. 9, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born Jan. 27, 1930, in Roaring Spring, the daughter o...

 

Top Tips To Stay Safe This Halloween

• Make sure you’re visible when trick-or-treating. Reflective tape, glow sticks, flashlights, or camping lanterns can make pedestrians more visible to motorists. • Pedestrians should walk on sidewalks if they are available. When sidewalks...

 

Pa. Ranks Number 1 in Deaths, According to Horror Movies

CableTV ran an analysis using Rotten Tomatoes' list of 200 best horror movies. It turns out that Pennsylvania is pretty deadly, with 615 total kills helping it rank #1 in our list of top 10 deadliest...

 

Terry L. Frye, Sr.

Terry L. Frye, Sr., 73, of Roaring Spring passed away Sunday October 17, 2021, after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 2, 1948, in Williamsburg the first born son of the late Melvin and Sara (Vaughn)...

 

New Battery-Powered Equipment in State Parks to Help Reduce Carbon Footprint, Save Money

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined state park and other DCNR officials in a visit to Colonel Denning State Park in Cumberland County for a demonstration of battery-powered tools. “We are...

 

Janice Ellen May

Janice Ellen May, 75, of Hollidaysburg, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born June 19, 1946, in Roaring Spring the daughter...

 

Ronald E. Snyder

Ronald E. Snyder, 87, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon Oct. 20, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. He was born August 27, 1934, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Galen and Laura (Golden)...

 

Robert A. Pressel

Robert A. Pressel, 85, formerly of rural Roaring Spring and Duncansville passed away peacefully Tuesday morning Oct. 19, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born July 26, 1936, in Woodbury the...

 

Central Names Rotary Students of the Month for September, October

SEPTEMBER Regan Dodson • Parents: Jeff and Holly Dodson • Roaring Spring • School Activities: Softball, Student Council, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society/Foreign...

 

Thomas C. Dick

Thomas C. Dick, 70, a resident at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Friday morning Oct. 22, 2021, at the home. He was born April 5, 1951, in Roaring Spring the son of the late Roy and Leah...

 

Alan J. Gorman

Alan J. Gorman, 60, of Martinsburg, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 18, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center after a battle with COVID. He was born in Roaring Spring, the son of Roland...

 

June A. Mountain

June A. Mountain, 85, of Salemville, passed away Oct. 22, 2021, at home. She was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Charlesville; daughter of the late Harold and Gladys (Diehl) Whetstone. Surviving June is...

 

Veterans Day in the Cove

As I was scanning the “Club News” section in a recent Shoppers Guide, I noticed the Bedford County Veterans Association was meeting to discuss the Veterans Day parade. In the Sept. 16 Morrisons Cove Herald, there was an article entitled “Cove...

 

Do We Have An Innate Love Of Nature?

Have you ever wondered why so many people have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by turning to the great outdoors — hiking, biking, gardening, fishing, etc.? To be sure, it’s partly a matter of common sense: Being out in the open air, away from...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Jessica Chamberlain is beginning a new job. She worked as a detective with the Fairfax Police but chose to start her own business. She works with lawyers, learning about their divorce cases. She finds out if the spouse was unfaithful. Her father was...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 29, 1896 The newly renovated Lutheran Church in Roaring Spring was to be rededicated the next Sunday. Steam heat had been installed and the “greasy carbon lamp” had been replaced by electric lights. New carpet was laid and the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 28, 1971 The Willis Greaser family of Williamsburg RD 2 was named Blair County’s Farm Family of the Year at the annual Farm-City Banquet. The family received a standing ovation as Mr. Greaser led eight of his 11 children, a...

 

$186 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 20 Counties, Including Bedford, Blair

Continuing in his commitment to a lead-free Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $186 million for 33 drinking water, wastewater and non-point source projects across 20 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 4, 1921 The Bolger, Grafius and Company planing mill in Martinsburg was sold to R. E. Fluke and C. A. Hersberger. The new owners were to operate under the name “Home Builders and Company” George. W. Geist, liquidating partner for...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 24, 1996 The Blair County Airport Authority learned that the addition of flights to eastern destinations did not appear likely in the near future. Authority members were told that USAir had no interest in beginning flights to...

 

Secretary of Agriculture Highlights $50 Million Dairy Investment to Fuel Farmers, Families, Economy

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Rick Ebert, and dairy industry stakeholders toured Turner’s Dairy. There, they highlighted the Wolf Administration’s investments to Pennsylvania dairy, a sector of...

 

SCEA Teachers Donate to Lisa Meyers Audet Scholarship

The teachers in the Spring Cove Education Association (SCEA) are donating $200 to the Lisa Meyers Audet Scholarship Foundation. This scholarship is given to area seniors and honors Lisa Meyers Audet, who died at a young age of breast cancer. In the...

 

Woodlake LLC Adds Krone Hay and Forage Equipment to Their Line-Up

Woodlake LLC located in Woodbury is pleased to announce they will now offer Krone Hay and Forage Equipment. Customers can select from the core equipment line of Krone North American hay and forage...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 31, 1946 Mr. and Mrs. James Phillips of Martinsburg became the parents of a son early in the morning of October 25. The baby was born in the car on the way to the hospital. The Blair County Tuberculosis and Health Society sponsored an...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 27, 2011 James Crawford of Sinking Valley won the Agricultural Community Excellence (ACE) Award during the Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s Farm-City Dinner held at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Work began on replacing the...

 

Students Enjoy Homecoming Dance

Senior parents and volunteers helped make a special night for WHS students last Saturday evening as they hosted the homecoming dance at the Williamsburg Veteran's Memorial Center. Students and their...

 

Grammy Award Winner Brings Tour To Grace Bible Church In Hollidaysburg

The unmistakable sound of multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, David Phelps will be featured in Hollidaysburg on Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Grace Bible Church, located at 164 Laurel Lane. This concert event will begin at 7 p.m., and...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    October 28, 2021

New Words

Reflecting on my recent and ongoing study of the book of Matthew, I thought I’d share some of what I’ve discovered while digging deeper into the Lord’s Prayer and verses that follow it. “This...

 

Community Celebrates Family Fall Fun Day

Haiden Fay, Kaidance Brandon, and Ainsley Fay all supporting the Family Fall Fun Day put on by Belly Busters Catering and Food Truck Sunday in Williamsburg. Besides fall games and treats, a lot of...

 

From The 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s unbelievable that we are less than a month away from Thanksgiving – my favorite holiday of the year. I love to cook and I love preparing all the special things that go with the meal for my family. I decided to start a week early with my...

 

Trick-or-Treat

Just a friendly reminder that Trick-or-Treat will be happening tonight in the ’Burg from 6 to 8 p.m....

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    October 28, 2021

Biddle's Brewing a Hit With Williamsburg Community

Coffee lovers of Williamsburg united to support two of their own at Biddle’s Brewing grand opening. The coffee truck opened up shop Saturday, Oct. 23, in Williamsburg at 8 a.m. The coffee truck was a collaborative project by husband and wife Mike a...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    October 28, 2021

New Enterprise Woman Achieves Goal Of Running in Boston Marathon For 125th Race

Ever since she started running marathons, Jessica Holsinger of New Enterprise has been training for the Boston Marathon. On Oct. 11, Holsinger reached her goal as she participated in the 125th Boston...

 

Central High School Names 2021 Homecoming Court

This year's homecoming queen was Tomi May. She is daughter of Jill Noel and Mason May. The homecoming king is Luke Knisely. He is the son of Don and Amy Knisely....

 

Thought for the Week

Another episode: Daniel lived under at least three kings by now. God and Daniel strongly influenced Nebuchadnezzar. That was not the case in this reign. Daniel had been pushed aside. I am sure it was because this king, Belshazzar, lived a wicked...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    October 28, 2021

The Family of James H. Lyons, Generation Two: Part 3

James, as a widower, head of his family for 23 years after Sarah’s death, developed kidney trouble and was taken seriously ill while in Bedford, dying on Nov. 24, 1899. His obituary in the Bedford Gazette on Dec. 1 begins, “James H. Lyons,...

 

FDA and CDC Authorize Booster Dose of Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

The CDC recommends booster shots for certain groups of individuals. Individuals who received Moderna or Pfizer vaccine are eligible to get a booster, if: • It’s been at least six months since your initial series of two doses, and you are one...

 

Claysburg Area Public Library Plans a Program on Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. The Library will hold an informative program on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at the library. Christy Link of People One Health, a Registered Dietitian, will...

 

Bedford County Opens Disaster Recovery Center For Survivors Of Tropical Storm Ida

In the wake of Tropical Storm Ida, Bedford County received as much as eight inches of rain, soaking the ground and overflowing creeks and streams. Several communities realized a sustained flow of 3 to 6 feet of water damaging roads, bridges, homes an...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    October 28, 2021

Blair County Historical Society's Fall and Winter Events

Blair County Historical Society announced their upcoming fall and winter events beginning with this year’s Trick-or-Treat on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the lawn of Baker Mansion. Along with candy, they will have little trinkets and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 28, 2021

New Enterprise Woman Arrested for Second Time in Two Weeks Jailed for Assaulting State Troopers

A New Enterprise woman already facing charges for allegedly firing a gun outside a Claysburg bar on Oct. 6 is facing new charges after police said she assaulted state police troopers who responded to a call for a domestic incident on Oct. 19. Maria...

 

Northern Bedford Girls Soccer Brings Record Up to 15-1-1

– Oct. 26, 2021 – Site: Northern Bedford Northern Bedford 11 Tussey 0 First half Northern Bedford 5 Tussey 0 Second half Northern Bedford 6 Tussey 0 First half: Abby Kline NB (assist Lydia Ritchey) 23:57, Mariah Hall NB 17:32, Ashley Kichman NB...

 

Bedford County Historical Society Hosting Viet Nam Vets Exhibit

The Viet Nam Veterans Organization will be holding their exhibit on Tuesday, Nov. 2, until Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Bedford County Historical Society, Hall at Kinton’s Knob (2nd Floor). The public is welcome. All...

 

NB Runners Place at ICC Held at Mount Union

Three Northern Bedford runners placed at the ICC held at Mount Union on Oct. 20. Savanna Hershberger (center) – ICC Champion Runner-Up with a time of 21:37 Dhylan Miller (right) – 5th with a time...

 

Public Notices

Estate Notice Letters have been granted on the Estate of the following decedent to the representatives named who request all persons having claims against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same to them or their attorney, and all persons... Full story

 

Running in the Rain

Central High School's Maia Jeffries participated in the Blair/Huntingdon Invite cross country meet Monday at Altoona's Logan Elementary School....

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Crushes Mount Union, Record Now 4-5

The Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs improved their record to 4-5 with a shutout victory at Mount Union, defeating the Trojans 20-0. (No statistical information on the game was available by press time.) Claysburg will next take the field this Friday, Oct....

 

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