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Public Notices

Notice Notice is hereby given that on November 14, 2019 at 6 p.m., the Board of Supervisors of North Woodbury Township, Blair County, PA, will meet at the North Woodbury Township Municipal Building, 113 Cranberry Road, Martinsburg, PA, (which...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

Between the 1860s and 1930s, poor and orphaned children were sent to Canada as British Home Children. More than 118,000 were sent from England to Canada with the theory that they would receive...

 

All for One?

E pluribus unum. Even if you never studied Latin, that fairly simple phrase is probably very familiar. You may have only a passing interest in American history, but those words surely stand out. As...

 

Other Voices

By CHRIS SAINATO Pa. State Representative (D-Lawrence County) Our state is deep in a crisis that jeopardizes the safety of every Pennsylvanian. I do not make this claim lightly. It is a fact I have encountered each day of my nine years as Democratic...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 1, 1894 The safe in the post office in Roaring Spring was blown open by burglars and $399 worth of stamps, a sum of money, a lot of jewelry and some valuable papers were stolen. Arrested and charged with the offense were Daniel Price,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 6, 1969 Martinsburg and Roaring Spring have been promised better cable television service within a month. At the borough council meetings of both communities Monday night, a representative of United Transmission Inc., explained the...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 3, 1919 Roaring Spring and Morrison Cove is agog with excited expectation of the splendid and unusual features of the Armistice Day celebration to be held on Tuesday, November 11th, plans and preparations for which have been...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 3, 1994 An accident in McKee Gap early Monday knocked off a utility pole, interrupted electrical service to businesses and homes and forcing heavy traffic to be re-routed through Narrow Plum Creek roads. The mishap happed at 5:26 a.m....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 9, 1944 For the second time within a period of a little over a month, members of the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire company were given a useless run when Saturday mid-night they were called to the mountain above Salemville only to find an...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 5 2009 When D. Merl Tipton Post 43, Veterans of Foreign Wars, prepares a Veterans Day banquet for its members and guests, Sandra Showalter will have a finger in the pot. The McKee single mother of two has more than just military...

 

Legislators Need to Put the Money Where the Boots Are

By BILL CHAIN For the Bay Journal News Service Pennsylvania’s final watershed implementation plan to clean up the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and meet its commitments under the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by 2025 is under...

 

DEATH RECORD

BOGEL, Dorothy L., 69, Martinsburg BOWERS, Arletta Marie (Gabrielson), 89, Martinsburg FRYE, Marie C., 75, Potetown, rural Roaring Spring RUSSELL, Donald C., 88, Silver Creek, N.Y., formerly of the Cove SMITH, Jamey D. “Jim,” 60, Roaring... Full story

 

DOROTHY L. BOGEL

Dorothy L. Bogel, 69, of Martinsburg, died Sunday evening, Nov. 3, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg, following a courageous battle with cancer. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing and services will be held at the convenience of...

 

ARLETTA MAE (GABRIELSON) BOWERS

Arletta M. Bowers, 89, of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 31, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date....

 

MARIE C. FRYE

Marie C. Frye, 75, of Potetown, rural Roaring Spring, passed away late Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following a lengthy illness. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at John K....

 

DONALD C. RUSSELL

Donald C. Russell, 88, of Silver Creek, N.Y., died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. A funeral was held Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Riles & Woolley Funeral...

 

JAMEY D. 'JIM' SMITH

Jamey D. 'Jim' Smith, 60, of Roaring Spring, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. A funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 2, at Albright Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring. Pastor Dan Hammel and Jerry Stern officiated. Interment was made in...

 

New Members of Alpha Beta Chapter

On Sept. 17, Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society inducted two new members at Hoss's Steak and Sea House in Bedford. Yvonne Bowser (right), an educator for 17 years, has served at...

 

First-Responders Lunch

Saint Patrick Catholic School in Newry hosted a lunch for area first-responders on Friday, Oct. 25. This is the third year the school has invited police, firefighters and EMTs to have lunch with the...

 

C-K Falls in Quarterfinals

Claysburg-Kimmel's Mackenzie Clemens sets up a teammate during District 6 playoff action Monday, Oct. 28, against Bishop McCort at Claysburg High School. The Lady Bulldogs swept the Crushers en route...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Last fall, my son, Bob, and I did not get to hunt together during the autumn turkey season. Because of the heavy rain that occurred on the first day, I did not hunt. Bob, like our friend "Scout,"...

 

Game Commission: Additional Sun. Hunting Won't Happen Next Year

Passing the state House of Representatives Oct. 29 by a 144-54 vote, legislation that would provide expanded Sunday hunting opportunities in Pennsylvania appears likely to become law soon. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission wants hunters to know...

 

Panthers Advance to D-5 1A Title Game

Northern Bedford sandwiched a game-clinching touchdown run around two crucial turnovers in the final two minutes of the game to clinch a spot in the District 5 Classs 1A championship game with a...

 

Bulldogs Advance to D-6 Quarterfinals

The Claysburg-Kimmel football team ran for 212 yards and five touchdowns during its 45-8 District 6 Class 1A opening-round playoff victory against visiting Penns Manor on Nov. 1. The fifth-seeded Bull...

 

Fifth in the State

Northern Bedford High School junior Ian Zimmerman placed fifth in the PIAA Cross-Country Class 1A boys' Championship on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Hershey. Zimmerman ran the course in 16 minutes, 37...

 

Dragons' Rally Falls Short Against BEA

The 2019 football season came to a close last Friday night, Nov. 1, for the Central Scarlet Dragons, but not before the Dragons gave top-seeded Bald Eagle Area all they could handle. Playing at BEA’s home field, Central, seeded fourth, led early...

 

Norris Leads St. Vincent 'D'

Cam Norris, a graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg, is in his junior year at St. Vincent College, Latrobe. Norris, a member of the Bearcats' football team, made the transition from defensive...

 

Golf Tourney Raises Money

Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724 hosted its 10th annual golf scramble on Aug. 17 at the Sylvan Hills Golf Course, Altoona. A meal followed the tournament, catered by the Duncansville...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

It was this past springtime when my little greenhouse was all empty that I noticed some purple wandering jew vines still growing under the table, without pots. I yanked them loose and threw them in a...

 

Bedford County Historical Society To Host WWII Traveling Exhibit

As the nation commemorates the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, the Bedford County Historical Society will host a new traveling exhibition, We Can Do It! WWII, sponsored by Erie Insurance, The Eberly Foundation and the Institute of...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group Plans Meeting

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. Permethrin treated socks, which have tick repellent protection lasting up to 70 washings, tick...

 

Lines by Lee

It's beginning to look a lot like...Election Day. While some local elections just concluded the election I am talking about what takes place in one year. It is hard to believe but the countdown to...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 21:17-26 Galatians 4:4-11 Romans 4:1-4 Romans 4:5-12 Romans 4:13-19 Romans 4:20-15:2 I Corinthians 9:19-23 Paul has arrived at Jerusalem at long last. His first days were...

 

St. Matthew Names Accompanist

St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg will welcome Adam Smith as the new accompanist for its worship services on Sunday, Nov. 10. Smith is currently on the music staff of Penn State University in State College. He has had years of experience as...

 

Fall Prayer & Praise Event

Everyone is welcome to attend a Fall Prayer & Praise event from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Grace Fellowship Activity Center, Leamersville Campus, Duncansville. Attendees will pray for...

 

Sonja King Retires from Mutual Benefit Group

Sonja King of Huntingdon retired on Sept. 20 as a commercial lines fast-track underwriter with Mutual Benefit Group following a 29-year career in insurance. A graduate of Altoona School of Commerce...

 

NB Middle School Recognizes Students

Northern Bedford County Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for September and October. September Ian Bithell, sixth grade, son of Liz and Dave Bithell Justina Thomas, sixth grade, daughter of Lorraine Thomas, participates in...

 

BCGS to Meet Nov. 21 at Library

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 21, at the Roller-Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg, PA. The speaker this November will be Dr. Julie L Decker, assistant teaching professor of...

 

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Reaches '500' Cath Milestone

Less than 10 months after opening a new cardiovascular catheterization (cath) lab, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, completed its 500th cardiac catheterization on Oct. 28, 2019. The...

 

Open Enrollment for 2020 Individual Health Insurance Plans Now Open

Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman reminded Pennsylvanians that open enrollment for 2020 individual health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) started Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15. Financial assistance is available for...

 

Northern Bedford Challenge Program

Students at Northern Bedford County High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program Inc. during a kick-off assembly at their school. The assembly theme was "Future Influencers:...

 

Junior Fair Person Award

Macy Walason (third from left), 19, of Alum Bank, was honored by the Pennsylvania State Fair Association on Oct. 24, with the Junior Fair Person Award for Zone 3. There are 24 fairs represented in...

 

Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot to Be Implemented in Pa.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police, on Oct. 30 announced the implementation of a statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) pilot...

 

Plat Book a Useful Tool for Hunters, Outdoorsmen

With the arrival of archery season and the approach of rifle season, many people will be heading out to enjoy nature in the woods of Pennsylvania with hopes of bagging a nice buck. Hunting public property provides many opportunities for you to hunt...

 

U.S. Rep. Joyce Appointed to Cybersecurity Panel

Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) has been appointed to the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation. “In the 21st century, cybersecurity is a critical component of our nationa...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 7, 2019

Erb, Webster, Burke In, Beam Out in Blair Co. Commissioner's Race

The Blair County Board of Commissioners is going to have a new look as two new faces will join a familiar one in steering county government for the next four years. Unofficial results show newcomer Re...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 7, 2019

Dallara, Lang, Baughman to Lead Bedford County; Emerick Takes Sheriff Race

Bedford County returned two incumbents to the commissioner's office while electing one new face. Unofficial results show Republican incumbents Josh Lang and Barry Dallara as the top vote getters with...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 7, 2019

Getting A Head Start On Christmas

Borough employees Dusty Russell (in bucket) and Brian Miller take advantage of the dry weather to install Christmas decorations along North Market Street in Martinsburg on Tuesday, Nov. 5....

 

– Bedford and Blair Co. Selected Election Results –

Blair County’s Democratic Commissioner Ted Beam Jr. has apparently lost his bid for re-election, falling to challenger Democrat Laura Burke. Beam received 5,944 votes and Burke received 6,963. In Bedford County, the top story was in the race for sh...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    November 7, 2019

NB, C-K Alive in High School Football Postseason

Northern Bedford and Claysburg-Kimmel both survived the first weekend of postseason action Nov. 1 and 2. The second-seeded Black Panthers (8-3) have their sights fixed on their first District 5 Class...

 

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