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  • Franklin King Dasher

    Nov 30, 2023

    Franklin King Dasher, 75, of New Enterprise, went to be with his Lord Nov. 24, 2023. He was born Jan. 14, 1948, in Hopewell; son of the late Warren Theodore Sr. and Josephine Ada (King) Dasher. On Dec. 23, 1969, in Sherman Valley, he was united in marriage to Deborah Lee (Dodson) Dasher. He was a loving husband, and together, he and Deborah, celebrated 53 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; daughter, Kristen Bruening (Fred) of New Enterprise; daughter, Kimberly Walker (Dale)...

  • Dorothy M. Kelly

    Nov 30, 2023

    Dorothy M. Kelly, 89, of Huntington Beach, Calif., previously of Williamsburg, passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2023. She was born Sept. 5, 1933, in Lake George, NY, daughter of the late John Calvin and Emma Mae (McCall) Kelly. She is survived by two nephews: Charles Kelly (Robin), of Aspen, CO, and Timothy Cooper, of Hollidaysburg; two nieces: Melinda Frye (Jack), of Williamsburg, and Patricia Butler (Richard) of Holmes; great-nieces and nephews: Kelly Stewart, Karlin Bellew, Kyle Bellew, Andrea Ti...

  • Dan Danilson

    Nov 30, 2023

    Dan Danilson, 78, of Martinsburg, passed away on Nov. 19, 2023 at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born on Nov. 21, 1944, in Boone, IA; son of the late Dale and Edna LaRue (McMorris) Danilson. On Nov. 27, 1965 in Madrid, IA, he was united in marriage to Barbara (George) Danilson, who survives. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Dennise Weyman (Richard); daughter, Debra Bush (Gregg); son, Doug Danilson (Jennifer); grandchildren, Emily, Aiden, Abby, Carter, and...

  • Betty Lou (Grove) McCready

    Nov 30, 2023

    Betty Lou (Grove) McCready, 91, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, Nov. 7, 2023, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. She was born Oct 6, 1932, in Altoona, daughter of the late William R. and Martha (Heffner) Grove. She married Dennis Eugene McCready on July 2, 1955. He preceded her in death in 2009, after sharing 54 years of marriage. She is survived by a daughter, Debra Straesser and husband, Dwight; three sons: David and wife, Janet, Randall and wife,...

  • Linda K. Isenberg

    Nov 30, 2023

    Linda K. Isenberg, 67, of Williamsburg, passed away following a lengthy illness Tuesday morning, Nov. 21, 2023, at her residence. She was born Oct. 22, 1956, in Altoona, daughter of the late Eugene Paul and Kathern Elizabeth (Dick) Brubaker. On Aug. 6, 1980, she married Kevin A. Isenberg in Kitty Hawk, NC. She is survived by her beloved husband, Kevin of 43 years; three daughters: Melissa “Missy” Kifer (Marc), Angela “Angie” Isenberg and Katie Isenberg; two grandchildren: Allison and...

  • Po's Peek at the Past: Coping with Allergies

    DAVE POTCHAK|Nov 30, 2023

    Like so many of us, some of my favorite memories growing up involved the Christmas holidays. My mom always had an assortment of nuts set out for visitors, and my siblings and I were permitted to indulge in our share of the treats, too. I remember well, that all of those tree nuts still had the shells intact, and part of the joy was using the nutcracker to open the shell and relish the tasty nut inside. Sadly, those delicious treats led to some undesirable consequences, time and time again. Usually within a half hour of my self-indulgence, I...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Nov 30, 2023

    Never have four retirement community residents been so sneaky, clever, and intimidating. These septuagenarians have a few tricks up their sleeves and aren’t afraid to use them. They’ll use their age to their advantage, even if it means making a young officer think one of them is forgetful and unable to do much for themselves. As it turns out, these pensioners are the exact opposite of that stereotype. They’ve solved many a cold case with their detective skills, with each bringing their own unique set of skills to the investigative table....

  • Letter to the Editor

    Nov 30, 2023

    To the Editor: In our thirty-four years of paying taxes since moving to Martinsburg, my wife and I have always paid both the school tax and the per capita tax without question. This year I found out that I no longer have to pay the per capita tax. When I received the tax bills in August, I noticed that the per capita tax slip for me was not included. When I paid my tax bill, I wrote a note to our tax collector saying I might have misplaced the slip for myself, so I included the amount with my payment. After a few weeks, we received a call...

  • Negative Coaching and its Negative Effects

    PHILIP CMOR, For the Herald|Nov 30, 2023

    Remember when you were in school and your teacher told you Mr. Smith in the classroom next door didn’t think you were smart enough to pass that big test, and it got you fired up to prove him wrong and you aced the exam? Of course you don’t, because it never happened. It’d be absurd. No teacher or school administrator would do that. Explain to me, then, the reason we still accept it from coaches. After all, at their heart, they, too, are educators. Still, we largely are OK with our young people being “taught” in a manner that can be...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Nov 30, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 8, 1898 Wanted–immediately a reliable person to keep toll gate at Martinsburg on the Morrison Cove Turnpike. Terms reasonable. Inquire of Mrs Maggie Conrad, Roaring Spring. The apron bazaar, for the benefit of the Lutheran church, is now in progress in the Burket building, in the room under the Herald office. This bazaar will continue for three days. A choice lot of aprons will be offered for sale. Supper will be served each evening for 15 cents per meal. Ice cream, cake, sandwiches, coffee and other good things to eat will be...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Nov 30, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 13, 1973 The Roaring Spring Zoning Board of Appeals heard a request from the Friendship Fire Company for a zoning variance that will alow the firemen to construct a new fire hall in a residential area. The firemen hope to build on a 200 by 140 foot property they own on Robinson Avenue. Thirty-seven nearby residents sign a petition to oppose the building plans. Judge Robert C. Haberstroh will be the principal speaker at the annual Christmas Party and Ladies Night of the Martinsburg Booster Association held at the Memorial Park Din...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Nov 30, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 7, 1923 Augustus Valentine Dively, a native of Greenfield Township near Sproul, died at his home in Altoona from a complication of diseases. He had been a member of the Blair county bar for 50 years, and was considered one of the county’s prominent attorneys. His grandfather, Jacob Dively, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The pig roast at the M.C.Home on Thanksgiving Day was a decided success adding much to the pleasure of the guests at that institution. An elk that was illegally shot in Puzzletown was sent by the game...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Nov 30, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 10, 1998 The thermostat reached 73 degrees on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6, setting a new record for December in many places. A vehicle accident on Monday morning east of Martinsburg resulted in a power outage to some residents of the Martinsburg and Clover Creek areas. A truck heading east on Route 164 lost control and jackknifed. It ran off the road and struck a utility pole, shearing it off. The accident knocked out power to the Martinsburg well field and the Hoover Drive Sewage pump. Borough employees had to manually pump the...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Nov 30, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 9, 1948 Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be in Roaring Spring this Thursday evening at 6:30 o’clock, and Santa will distribute free gifts to all the children. Borough businesses will be open until 9 p.m. WVAM will air the community carol sing sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday Dec 22 between 8 and 9 p.m. Members of the Martinsburg Booster Association and their ladies are looking forward with a great deal of expectancy to the annual “Ladies Night” which promises to be, in keeping with the tradition of past...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Nov 30, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 5, 2013 A pre-Thanksgiving storm knocked down power lines in some parts of the Cove when ice accumulating from freezing rain brought down tree limbs. At one point Valley REC had 6,400 reported outages. Most homes had service restored by Thanksgiving Day. Williamsburg Borough Manager Perry Clapper retired after 44 years of service to the borough. His last council meeting was on Dec. 2, and after the meeting Clapper was presented with a cake. Doreen Easly attended her last council meeting for Martinsburg Borough after serving...

  • Christmas Thanksgiving

    PASTOR LEE SEESE|Nov 30, 2023

    The words that you are now reading were written on Thanksgiving Eve. That date is not nearly as significant as Dec. 24. However, it is still a good time to reflect and come up with an angle for my column. We should be grateful every day. I am thinking back on Christmases and thinking about what makes me thankful for Jesus’ birthday. I miss my parents at Christmas time, in part because I remember how much they enjoyed the holiday and how special they made it for their five kids and later their grandchildren. Dad was not known for his cooking,...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr|Nov 30, 2023

    I think I mentioned that our Sunday School Class is studying the Book of Daniel this quarter. (By the way, if you are not involved/attending Sunday School, I would encourage you to do so. Gathering for worship is wonderful but it is not the same as being involved with a small group, studying/asking and answering Biblical questions, and enjoying the open camaraderie of a small group.) I expect most folks know a bit about the story of ‘Daniel in the lion’s den’. Israel had been conquered by...

  • St. John's to Put on 'Luke the Musical'

    Nov 30, 2023

    On Dec. 17, St. John’s Reform Church in Loysburg will hold a musical called “Luke the Musical.” Lorie LaSala (left), with piano accompaniment by Barb Thomas (right), has written this musical. From her previous work founding the Lancaster Academy of Performing Arts, she has taken it one step further. The musical will be open to the public and will start at 6:30 p.m. No tickets required. There is limited seating so if you plan on attending, please come early....

  • Public Notices

    Nov 30, 2023

    Budget Notice The Bloomfield Township Board of Supervisors has given tentative approval of the 2024 budget, which will be available for public inspection by appointment only. Please call the secretary at 814-224-5367 after 5 p.m. if you wish to review the proposed budget. The Board of Supervisors will consider the proposd budget for adoption on Monday, December 18, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the township building in Bakers Summit, PA. Charlene O’Dellick Secretary Sealed Bids Northern Bedford County School District is accepting request sealed bids...

  • Bedford County Officials, Agencies Cooperate to Tackle Drug Addiction

    Nov 30, 2023

    A team of Bedford County officials, departments, treatment providers, and community groups gathered to announce their cooperation in combating drug addiction through the establishment of a Drug Treatment Court and other supporting measures. The announcement is the culmination of a collaborative effort between the Commissioners, Court of Common Pleas, District Attorney, Public Defender, Magisterial District Judges, Probation, Correctional Facility, Personal Solutions, Inc., Hyndman Area Health Center, Center for Community Action, Horizon...

  • As the Holiday Ends, Gas Prices Are Still Dropping

    Nov 30, 2023

    Gas prices are five cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.623 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.623 Average price during the week of November 20, 2023: $3.676 Average price during the week of November 28, 2022: $3.996 The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $3.558 Altoona $3.739 Beaver $3.750 Bradford $3.501 Brookville $3.648 Butler $3.717 Clarion $3.570 DuBois $3.523 Erie $3.688 Greensburg $3.605 Indiana $3.634...

  • Herald's Congratulatory Page Is Coming

    Nov 30, 2023

    The Herald will have its congratulatory page for Cove teams that won district championships in a coming edition. If you want to make sure that a team is featured on the page, please contact the Herald at (814) 793-2144. Please note that those who achieved district recognition or higher are included on this page. If you have a business and would like to place an ad congratulating a team, call the Herald and ask for Alisa....

  • Correction

    Nov 30, 2023

    In the article titled “NB Approves Wellness Building Construction” printed in the Nov. 22, 2023 edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald on Page A-2, it was incorrectly reported that the board vote for Northern Bedford County School District’s Wellness Building was approved unanimously. Board member John Eshelman voted against this building. We at the Herald want to get it right, so we publish clarifications and corrections as needed. If you spot an error in the Herald’s pages, please contact Editor Anna Baughman Miller at...

  • Experience Joy! at Grace Brethren Sunday

    Nov 30, 2023

    Three generations of singers will join to present the Christmas cantata Joy! on Sunday, December 3 at 6 pm at the Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church. The 28-voice kids' choir is under the direction of Rilian Stern, the 15-voice youth choir is led by Celeste Ritchey, and the 20-voice adult choir is directed by Laura Lloyd. The program celebrates the birth of Christ and the joy He gives through song, Scripture, and media. Admission is free....

  • Ag Department Proposal Deadline Tomorrow

    Nov 30, 2023

    The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for $1 million in grants to increase the competitiveness of the state’s horticultural specialty crops including fruit, nut, vegetable, nursery, honey, and floral products. Projects will be funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant program, which is administered by the state. “Pennsylvania leads the nation in floriculture, mushrooms, and other specialty crops,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “These grants feed Pennsylvania...

  • Blue Knob to Host The 6th Annual 'Merry On The Mountain'

    Nov 30, 2023

    Blue Knob All Seasons Resort will host the 6th annual “Merry On The Mountain,” a free indoor/outdoor holiday event on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Knob Conference Center. It features craft and holiday vendors, Christmas music, soup and hot chocolate for sale and jolly old Santa himself. Everyone is invited to enter the “Gingerbread House Contest” for a chance to win a prize. Those who would like to enter may take their gingerbread house to the Blue Knob Clubhouse from 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, until 4...

  • Blair Concert Chorale to Perform For the Holiday

    Nov 30, 2023

    The Blair Concert Chorale is excited to celebrate the holiday season in song south of the border. La Fiesta de la Posada, the Christmas story in song is by famed musician Dave Brubeck. La Fiesta de la Posada combines elements of jazz a la Brubeck with the traditional telling of the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. The Blair Concert Chorale will present this unique work on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14th Street and 12th Avenue, Altoona. Accompanying the BCC on the jazzy journey to Bethlehem will...

  • Central Students Inducted into Honor Society

    Nov 30, 2023

    On Thursday, Nov. 16, eight Central High School students were inducted into the GACTC National Technical Honor Society. The students (from left) are Abigail Skurnick, Alyssa Brumbaugh, Rylie Franklin, Keely Musselman, Diamond Dotzler, Skyler Ferguson, Ethan Oliveri and Miranda Little (missing from the photo). The NTHS recognizes and honors students with outstanding achievement and have demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication in their chosen career and technical fields....

  • Gregory Sits Down With Civic Club

    Nov 30, 2023

    State Representative Jim Gregory has a "sit-down chat" with the ladies of the Williamsburg Ladies Civic Club, Monday evening, Nov. 27. Gregory is the representative for the 80th District, which includes every municipality in Blair County except for Allegheny Township, Logan Township and Altoona. "I just love the district that I'm in," Gregory said. "I am blessed to be able to do this." Gregory recalled his first trip to Williamsburg in 1985 for a football game where Christian Appleman was the...

  • From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    Honestly, this is one of my favorite times of the year, especially to admit how much I love being in the kitchen and baking up good memories. My mom, Suzanne, instilled in me a love of cooking that came with age, but a love of baking came in my early teens. The first recipe that I will share to begin our “cookie exchange” for December is one that has been in my family for many, many years, and it’s a simple sugar cookie. Honestly, it’s probably one of the first cookies I ever made because I am not a fan of roll out cookies that need...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    We couldn’t start our famous Christmas cookie exchange without adding a question about cookies to the newspaper! What is your favorite Christmas cookie? Here is what a few residents had to say: Harlee Sioux: Ricotta cheese cookies Michelle Troxell: Peanut butter blossoms with both Hershey kisses or Reese’s cups Darleen Rhule: Pinwheels with dates and nuts in them Brandi Schwaderer: Pizzelles Crystal Hamilton: Preacher cookies Donna Gibson: Sugar cookies Sherry Banks: Raisin-filled Patty Shultz: Cherry Winks Maureen England: Peanut Butter...

  • Christmas Activities to Start Up this Weekend

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Williamsburg, and with our community, it’s sure to get a kick start this weekend. The annual Christmas Parade will be held this Saturday, Dec. 2, beginning at 4 p.m. Following the parade, Biddle’s Brewing will once again be hosting the Light Up Night, where the big guy himself — Santa Claus — will be making an appearance to initiate the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. with photo opportunities to follow at Biddle’s Brewing. The Royer Mansion will have its annual Christmas Tour on...

  • Farm Show's Buck Pool Winners Crowned

    Nov 30, 2023

    The Williamsburg Community Farm Show held its annual Buck Pool on Saturday, Nov. 26. Winners included: Heaviest Doe: Lewis Carter Heaviest Buck: Allan Aurandt Oldest Hunter: Jon Detwiler Youngest Hunter: Waylon Jones Heaviest Doe by a Female Hunter: Julia Everhart Best Buck by a Female Hunter: Maria Wilder Widest Spread: Alec Jones Most Points: Adam Bernadelli Recipients received a placard, gift cards, and cash along with other prizes....

  • Mary Grill is Central's Student of the Month

    Nov 30, 2023

    Rotary Student of the Month for NOVEMBER Mary Grill Parents: Stefan and Kristen Grill School Activities: FFA, NHS, Student Council Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, hiking, kayaking, reading, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. Honors/Awards Received: High honor roll, NHS Vice-President, FFA Secretary Favorite Quote: "Without love in the dream it'll never come true." Robert Hunter Future Plans: To attend college and earn a degree in Pharmacy...

  • Tree Time: Shortage Continues

    KATHY MELLOTT|Nov 30, 2023

    Stories and poems have been written and snappy songs composed about what for many is the highlight of the Christmas season, the pine tree, lowly in the forest and magnificent decked out in lights and garland. As Christmas draws near it’s time to dig out the torn and taped box with the artificial green branches spilling out or dig out warm coats and gloves and head to the forest or the tree farm down the road. Do you still drag in the Douglas Fur or scotch pine and tie it into the far corner of the family room or has the big flip been made...

  • Claysburg Community Theatre Presents 'The Sound of Music'

    ERIC SHIELDS, Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    Claysburg Area Community Theatre presented "The Sound of Music" on Nov. 17 and 18 at Claysburg-Kimmel High School. This classic story follows Maria, who leaves the abbey where she's studying to be a nun to become the governess for Captain Georg von Trapp's seven children. The story that follows is one of love, growth, family, struggles and very real fears in the pre-WWII era. Director Dan Crist said that he hoped to show the playoff between the Austrians and the Germans, as the audience is...

  • HACP Says Goodbye to Director of Marketing

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) announced at its November monthly Board of Directors meeting that it will be losing its Director of Marketing Alyssa Barilar. The City of Altoona has eliminated its director of marketing position and its current director, Emily Evey, may be interested in assuming the position with the HACP. Board member Don Delozier said the Hollidaysburg Borough was fortunate to have Melanie Ramsey as director of community relations and events as a community event planner/liaison while communities around...

  • Of 4-H Fame: Gearhart Featured As Novembers 4-H Spotlight

    Nov 30, 2023

    Name: Wyatt Gearhart School: Blair County Christian; Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center Parents: Tommy & Sadie Gearhart 4-H Club: Little Cow Tails Years involved with 4-H: 1 4-H projects: Dairy beef Description of 4-H project responsibilities: selecting project animal starting on milk replacer started on hay and grain halter trained taught showmanship keeping pen and project animal clean and looking good Favorite 4-H memory: my first 4-H show and sale 4-H accomplishments: 3rd of...

  • SCFC Holds Christmas Craft Show

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    On Saturday, Nov. 26, Southern Cove Fire Company held its annual craft show in the Replogle School building. This has been an ongoing tradition for years. Vendors lined the downstairs and upstairs with various items. The spirit of Christmas was alive with folks laughing and enjoying looking at the talents of many with their displays. Michelle Conrad, with the assistance of her husband, oversaw this year’s event. Conrad has assisted the fire company for many years and has been an associate member for over a year. Southern Cove Fire Company is...

  • Family Spot

    RICHARD TATE|Nov 30, 2023

    After World War II had ended, American veterans who had headed off to war came home to resume their lives. Unfortunately, many members of the armed services were killed during the war, including my uncle Blaine Reigh. All of these brave men made it possible for us to experience the freedoms we now enjoy. Following the war, Dad and many other veterans became interested in deer hunting. As the deer herd increased and Dad learned the habits of the animals, he discovered a nice spot on a local mountain where he, my uncle Bill Rhodes, and later seve...

  • Smith Carries On

    Nov 30, 2023

    Central's Hunter Smith rushed for 22 carries and 179 yards but it was not enough to overcome Hickory High School Friday....

  • H.H. Brown Supports Community Fund

    Nov 30, 2023

    Martinsburg Community Fund's monitor has been steadily rising. On Monday, Nov. 27, Neil Garland, who handles public relations for the Community Fund, accepted a check for the fund from H.H. Brown Work and Outdoor Group. Shown (from left) are Gartland, H.H. Brown Vice President of Finance Jennifer Bulter and H.H. Brown President and COO Victor Sanders. In an update sent before this donation, the fund was at $25,655, over halfway to the $45,000 goal. Donations have come from 55 residents and 12...

  • CK FBLA's Helping Hands Project Gives to Community in Many Ways

    Nov 30, 2023

    Claysburg-Kimmel's Future Business Leaders of America Chapter (CK FBLA) has created a community service project for the 2023-2024 school year. This year, Helping Hands aims to lend a helping hand to community members in need by relieving financial strain on families, promoting inclusion within the community, and providing low-cost entertainment in hopes to bring our community closer together. This year's community service project was created by Launa Musselman, Levi Kennedy, Makenzie Ebersole,...

  • Eicher Presents on Nationalism

    ERIC SHIELDS, Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    Dr. John Eicher presented part three of his eight-part lecture series Modern Western Civilization (1500 to present) From Dawn to Decadence to Disillusionment in early November. This portion of the lecture series was titled "Nationalism, an Invented Tradition." Eicher talked about Nationalism and how it is a relatively recent concept in western history, only maybe about 200 years old. It was actually invented by people. There are a few specific things that feed into the growth of Nationalism....

  • Hollidaysburg Area School Board Continues Search for Superintendent

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    The Board of Directors for the Hollidaysburg Area School District continues to move forward with the hiring of a new School District superintendent. The board met Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the senior high school library at 6:15 p.m. for discussion of superintendent candidates. They also discussed the issue in a closed-door session Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the library, and on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. in the senior high guidance career conference room. An update on the search should be given at the Dec. 6 reorganization and committee of...

  • Borough Approves Agreement, Hires Safety Clerk, Purchases Ambulance

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    The November monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council was highlighted by the vote on approving the Hollidaysburg Police Association Collective Bargaining Agreement, the hiring of a part-time safety clerk for the police department, and a new ambulance for the Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service. Borough Manager James Gehret said the police salary increase for the years 2024, ‘25, and ‘26 would be 4 percent across the board. Gehret said there would be no more shift differentials paid. The current contract with the...

  • Arts Council Teaches Stained Glass Painting

    ERIC SHIELDS, Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    The Hollidaysburg Arts Council presented A Stained Glass Christmas Workshop in early November. Board member and instructor Theresa McKeegan said that the class teaches stained glass art, a paint medium that looks like leaded glass once dry. "We are doing ornaments using Christmas themed ideas or they can use some geometric ideas," McKeegan said. This is the second stained glass workshop and the first ornament class. Board member Jill Bulman said that the council does adult workshops, children's...

  • Eldred Presents on Charles Dickens' Visit To Hollidaysburg

    ERIC SHIELDS, Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    Charles Dickens, his wife and George Putnam, the traveling secretary, passed through Hollidaysburg during the canal era. Dickens set out on his first two tours of America in an attempt to change international copyright law, as his books were very popular in the United States, but he wasn’t making any money from them. Author Keith Eldred presented the story of Dickens’ journey through Hollidaysburg at The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library’s history hour earlier this month. Eldred said looking at how difficult it was travel back then, we...

  • DUI Task Force Was Out For Thanksgiving Eve

    Nov 30, 2023

    On Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, officers of the Blair County DUI Task Force made their presence known locally by conducting a DUI roving patrol. The following results are from the detail: • 123 Individual contacts • 76 Warnings issued for vehicle violations • 17 Citations issued for vehicle violations • 1 Misdemeanor Arrest • 3 DUI Arrests • 1 Persons Apprehended On Arrest Warrants...

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