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Blair County Announces Important Election Procedures and Changes

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BLAIR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The Blair County Board of Elections would like the public to be aware of new procedures for the November 3 General Election. It is important that every citizen have the information necessary to make...

 

Patience Needed as Counties Process Accurate Election Results

Lisa Schaefer Executive Director County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania For the past several months, counties have been pleading with the General Assembly and administration to change the state’s election laws that would allow counties...

 

Roaring Spring Borough Moves Trick or Treat to Oct. 31

The Roaring Spring Borough is moving Trick or Treat from Thursday to Saturday Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m....

 

Public Notices

Meeting The North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors have changed the time of their Thursday, November 5, 2020 meeting from 6 p.m. in the evening to 10 a.m. Thursday morning. The Board will meet by telephonic means. Thank you North Woodbury... Full story

 

Pennsylvania is Poised to Pick the President

We, as voters in a Pennsylvania county located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, have immense power: the power to decide the next president of the United States of America. Pennsylvania is poised to be the state that decides the 2020 presidential...

 

Reply to Letter from Mr. Fred Metzgar of Roaring Spring

Editor's Note: It has long been the Herald’s policy that when a person or a person’s views are criticized in the Herald’s pages, the person who was the subject of the criticism gets a fair chance to respond. Normally, this response would be...

 

The Twelfth Imam By Joel Rosenberg

This book was written several years ago but remains relevant today. It is a fiction novel asking, "What if Iran had a nuclear warhead?" The book opens with the 1979 overthrow of the U.S. embassy in...

 

This Election Sets the Agenda for the U.S.

To the Editor: I was so glad to read Dr. Barry England’s article in last week’s Herald on what he is voting for, and I couldn’t agree with him more. If you haven’t had a chance to read his article, please do so as soon as possible. The...

 

Factory Annex Work Done

Herald of Oct. 24, 1895 The last brick was laid on the 100-foot annex to the blank book factory. Prof. Hanawalt organized a literary society at Roaring Spring High School. The Bucktail Regiment of Pennsylvania was to hold a reunion in Huntingdon on...

 

Strike Takes a Break

Herald of Oct. 29, 1970 A break in the 79-day-old strike at the Roaring Spring paper mill appeared imminent at press time Wednesday. Employees were scheduled to vote on a company pension proposal that could settle the labor dispute. The 58th annivers...

 

Quilt to be Sold at Sale

Herald of Oct. 29, 1920 The post-war period of twenty five years ago must have been pretty tough going for the publishers of The Herald. There was but little local news in the paper. An announcement explained that the linotype operator was ill, and...

 

Weaver Earns ACE Award

Herald of Oct. 26, 1995 Kenneth Weaver of Martinsburg, long-time owner of Martinsburg Milling Co., was honored by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce with the 1995 ACE Award at the annual farm-city dinner Oct. 19. Weaver was recognized for his...

 

Refrigerators Now Available

Herald of Nov. 1, 1945 Glenn S. Leidy, local Frigidaire dealer at Martinsburg, announced today that he had received his first new postwar model and that refigerators have now been released for sale to the public. Pfc. James L. Wriight, 24, Woodbury...

 

Nicodemus Takes First Place

Herald of Oct. 28, 2010 The Northern Bedford football team is only one win away from making the record books, being the first undefeated and untied team in school history since 1975, being a great team. Charles Terrana was approved as deputy...

 

President Trump Visits Morrisons Cove - Main Story

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...

 

C-K Varsity Football Game Cancelled

The varsity football game vs. Glendale Area scheduled for tomorrow at Claysburg-Kimmel, 10-30-2020, has been cancelled....

 

How Many Presidents Have Visited the Cove?

We at the Herald were not sure how many U.S. presidents have visited Morrisons Cove, and like many residents, we were curious. Unfortunately, the Herald's archives are not digitized and can only be se...

 

Early Deadlines in Place for Herald Nov. 12 Edition

Advertisers and those submitting materials to the Herald are reminded that there are early deadlines in effect for the Herald's Nov. 12 edition. All advertising, including classified ads, must be in the Herald office before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov....

 

Daylight Saving Time Ends Nov. 1

Herald readers are reminded that Daylight Saving Time ends on Nov. 1 at 2 a.m. Turn your clock back one hour before you to go to bed on Saturday, Oct. 31. According to timeanddate.com, Nov 1, 2020,...

 

Pennsylvanians Urged to Hand-Deliver Mail Ballots 'Immediately'

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminded Pennsylvanians that Oct. 27 was the deadline to apply for a mail or absentee ballot for the Nov. 3 election. Voters can still vote in p...

 

Northern Bedford and Central in Search of District Gold

The football teams from Morrisons Cove experienced postseason action last weekend, Oct. 23-24. Those three teams – Northern Bedford, Central and Williamsburg – all survived and will be back on...

 

Old Order Mennonnites

Reluctantly I placed my book aside to come back to America where I usually live. Sometimes, with the aid of the written word, I travel. When my sister-in-law gave me a book titled "In the Land of the...

 

Martinsburg Man Arrested for Rape of 15-year-Old Girl in Somerset Co.

A Martinsburg man is accused by police of raping a 15-year-old girl in Somerset County. Pennsylvania State Police, Somerset, were called at approximately 1:30 a.m., Oct. 18, to investigate a...

 

2020 High School Homecoming Royalty

Central, Claysburg-Kimmel and Northern Bedford submitted their Homecoming king and queen photos to the Morrisons Cove Herald....

 

U.S. Needs a New Leader

To the Editor: Fellow community members, we’ve seen some lengthy rants the last couple weeks that have insulted us, given us misleading information, then tried to scare us into voting for Donald Trump. This is exactly the kind of offensive...

 

Lincoln Project, Really?

To the Editor: Capt. James E. Wentz, thank you for your service to our country. Your appointment with history article dated Oct. 22 in the Herald intrigued me by your endorsement of Joe Biden for president. Of course, that’s your right, we can...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 12 p.m. 10/27/2020 Area Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 325 / 6 / 12.5 Blair: 1,150 / 27 / 22.0 Cambria: 922 / 7 / 5.3 Centre: 3,931 / 16 / 9.8 Clearfield: 371 / 7 / 8.8 Fulton: 73 / 4 / 27.5 Huntingdon: 865 / 15...

 

Blair County Airport Wins $316,000 Loan to Add Hangars

The federal United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Oct. 14 that the Blair County Airport Authority has been awarded a $316,000 Community Facilities (CF) loan. The loan will be used to construct three facilities which will provide...

 

Remembrance Service Honoring Children Who Have Died Set for Nov. 2 At St. Luke's Episcopal

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s fourth annual Remembrance Service Honoring Children Who Have Died will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov, 2, both at the church, 1230 Eighth Ave., Altoona, and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/stlu...

 

La Actualización Semanal Del Herald Sobre el Coronavirus

ACTUALIZACIÓN SEMANAL Hasta las 12:00 p.m., 27 de octubre, 2020 Condados cercanos Casos/Número de muertes/Índice de muerte* Bedford: 325 / 6 / 12.5 Blair: 1,150 / 27 / 22.0 Cambria: 922 / 7 / 5.3 Centre: 3,931 / 16 / 9.8 Clearfield: 371 / 7 / 8.8...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    October 29, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

It has been a beautiful fall. The trees on the mountains have held their colors much longer than usual, giving us more time to visually soak it in. We needed that. Organic beauty is soothing and refre...

 

COVID-19 Case at C-K Elem. Forces School to Go Virtual For the Week of Oct. 26-29

The Claysburg-Kimmel School District learned Friday morning, Oct. 23, that an adult associated with its elementary school tested positive for COVID-19. Upon learning this information, school officials “acted swiftly and according to the...

 

First Cousins to Lead NBC

Three first cousins on the Northern Bedford County High School football team will lead the Panthers into Friday's District 5 Class 1A title game against arch-rival Tussey Mountain. Pictured above are...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Matthew 25: 31-40 St. Matthew 25: 41-46 St. Mark 12:13-17 Romans 12:1-20 Romans 13:1-7 Daniel 3:12-18 & 28 Daniel 4:19-27 This is projected to be my last "Thought" before...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    News    October 29, 2020

Can I Buy Now and Build Later?

Is it a good approach to buy land now and later build a home on the property? Our team answers that common question and offers advice if a property purchase is in your future. Many people ask the question if they should buy land now to build their...

 

Panthers Roar in Second Half, On to District Showdown with Titans Friday at Hollidaysburg

Northern Bedford started slow but roared in the second half to thwart any thoughts of a Conemaugh Township upset in the District 5 semifinals Oct. 23 at Panther Community Stadium. NB advances to the...

 

The Vital Role of a Cancer Support Network

The moment a person is diagnosed with cancer can elicit a variety of emotions. Fear of what's to come is a common reaction to such a diagnosis, and some people may feel alone upon learning they have...

 

Dragons Remain Unbeaten, Defeat Westmont; Showdown With Tyrone Set on Halloween

The Central Dragons are one win away from their first District 6 football championship since 2016. Top-seeded Central earned a spot in Saturday's District 6 Class 3A championship game with a 25-7 vict...

 

Nominations Being Accepted for 2021 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn has announced that Pennsylvanians are being asked to nominate their favorite trail for the 2021 Trail of the Year. The designation is coordinated by the Pennsylvania...

 

Central Cross Country Runners Place 5th

The Central High School boys’ cross country team placed fifth in the six-team field at the Mountain League Cross Country Championships on Oct. 21 at Penns Valley. Central finished with 117 points, finishing behind champion Penns Valley (22),...

 

The Rev. Dr. Willis to Lead Altoona District of the United Methodist Church

The Rev. Dr. Joleen Willis was installed Sunday, Oct. 25, as the Altoona district superintendent of the Susquehanna Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The service was livestreamed....

 

WHS Earns First Playoff Win Since '89

The Williamsburg High School football team overcame a 1-3 start to advance to the District 6 Class 1A playoffs this year. After winning their last two regular-season games, the Blue Pirates pulled off...

 

NBC Boys Soccer Team Improves to 9-7

Xander Brown scored two goals to lead Everett to a 3-1 win over ICC rival Northern Bedford on Oct. 12. Spencer Weaver and Scott Weaver connected on a free kick in the first half for Everett’s second goal. Collin Yeatts scored from a throw-in by...

 

– Girls' Soccer Report –

CHS Girls The Lady Dragons earned a 1-0 victory at Penns Valley on Oct. 19. Alyssa Bartley’s second-half goal, on an assist from Avery Black, lifted CHS to the win. Central earned a second straight shutout Oct. 21, blanking visiting...

 

Fall Turkey, 2019

Like the previous autumn, 2019's fall turkey season was to last only one week in our area (unless you counted the two days prior to the new Saturday opener for rifle deer season). So, I had to try to...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen: By Natalie Gorsuch

Our last week of sweet treats until we get ready for one of my favorite meals – Thanksgiving dinner. Here are two sweet candy recipes that you might want to finish out your October with. Buttercreams Filling 1/2 cup butter, softened 3 ounces cream...

 

President Trump Visits Morrisons Cove - Photo Gallery 1

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...

 

Gas Prices Drop in Pa.; Demand Hits 4-Month Low

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is a penny lower this week at $2.521 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average – $2.521 Average price during...

 

Six Teachers Earn Tenure at Williamsburg School District

Angela Detwiler, Hilary Long, Christine Rhoads, Shane Gallagher, Kelly Moushlian and Logan McKee were all granted tenure status during the Williamsburg Community School District’s regular school board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The school board...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Trick-Or-Treat Williamsburg will be participating in the all-Blair County Trick-or-Treat event tonight, Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Borough officials urge residents to use hand sanitizer often and socially distance to six...

 

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