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$6 Million to Support 34 Community Improvement Projects Across Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf announced $6 million in Keystone Communities Program grants for 34 projects in 22 counties across Pennsylvania. “The Keystone Communities Program supports towns and cities with initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods...

 

The Cove's Post-Christmas Winter Wonderland

This winter scene in a homeowner's yard along Woodlawn Ave. in Martinsburg was photographed on Monday afternoon....

 

Agri-Link Investment Program Relaunched

Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, Rep. Rich Irvin, and the chairs of the Senate and House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committees announced the relaunch of the Agriculture Linked (Agri-Link) Investment Program. The...

 

AAA: Gas Prices End the Year on a Higher Note

Gas prices are two cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.528 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Despite the small decline, prices in the region end 2021 more than a dollar higher than this time last year. Th...

 

Hollidaysburg Borough Council Finalizes Budget

At its Dec. 9 monthly meeting, the Hollidaysburg Borough Council unanimously approved the 2022 annual budget. Total property tax millage will remain the same at 3.55 total mills, which included 2.06 mills for the general fund, 0.16 mills for the stre...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    December 30, 2021

Baker Mansion Sees Many Renovations to Walls, Floors

Baker Mansion, home to The Blair County Historical Society, continues to undergo renovations with the help of artist Michael Allison. The professional artist has dabbled in different disciplines,...

 

Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Outlines 2022 Goals

The December monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) was highlighted by the outlining of their 2022 goals. The HACP Goals were outlined as follows: 1) A Marketing Director needs to be hired as soon as possible 2) Must...

 

Hollidaysburg School Board Split on Masking Decision

What was set to make a very simple meeting became an extended one with a great deal of controversy which split the Hollidaysburg School Board. The plea made by Michael Eardley during the public comment sector of the Wednesday, Dec. 8, Committee of...

 

Puppy's First Snow

My dog, Cooper Lamar, enjoyed his first snow on Monday, Dec. 27. Here, we got around 2-3 inches....

 

New School Board Members Thank Community and Voters

Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of the introduction of the four new members of the Williamsburg Community School Board who began their office on Dec. 7, 2021. Jill Norris Jill Norris was born in Williamsburg, and lived here until 1995. In...

 

New Quarantine Rules at Williamsburg

During Williamsburg Community School Board’s special meeting held on Monday, Dec. 20, changes were made to COVID quarantining policies. “It’s hard, it’s inconsistent and it’s frustrating,” School Board Director Carlee Ranalli said in...

 

- Ask the Williamsburgers -

2021 – the year that was. Lots of good and not-so-good things happened to all of us this year – but being the optimist, I was inspired. What was the best thing that happened to you in 2021? Here is what a few Williamsburgers had to say. Wendy...

 

Look Back: 2021 in Williamsburg

I always like to do a look-back on the year that was in our town. As I sit here in my office thinking about this article, I looked back (pun intended) on what I wrote leaving 2020. I wrote, “For a lot of us, this year was one to learn some life les...

 

Use the New Year to Get Organized at Work

The dawn of a new year is a time when change is readily welcomed by millions of people across the globe. Many people see a new calendar year as a great time to turn over a new leaf, and New Year’s resolutions are often made with the intention of ma...

 

How a Hobby Could Benefit You in the New Year

Hobbies are important for many different reasons. While one of the main reasons to immerse oneself in a hobby is to have fun, the benefits do not stop there. • Improve physical well-being: Physical hobbies, such as swimming, running, martial...

 

Family-Friendly Activities for New Year's Day

People spend so much time planning New Year’s Eve revelry that they may not consider that they have another day on the holiday calendar to enjoy after the clock strikes 12. New Year’s Day activities may differ significantly from the countdowns...

 

Herald Office Holiday Hours

The Herald office will be closed at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 30, and all day tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 31 so that Herald employees can celebrate the New Year with their families and friends. The office will open Monday, Jan. 3, at 8...

 

The Origins of New Year's Eve Traditions

Traditions are the glue that hold many celebrations together. Individuals and families embrace many customs that serve as the script for commemorating year-end holidays. Some celebrants may adhere to...

 

Pennsylvania Phasing in Ban of Invasive Pear

The PA Department of Agriculture added Callery pear, or Pyrus calleryana, commonly called Bradford Pear to a list of noxious weeds - plants that cannot be legally sold or cultivated in the state. The...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    December 30, 2021

The Longevity of the Love Family

In the story of Robert Love of Potter Creek, it was noted that Robert and four of his siblings made their way to Pennsylvania around 1849, after being freed from the Carter plantation. A bill had been passed in 1849, stating that free blacks could...

 

Paule R. "Eaw" Shoenfelt

Paule R. “Eaw” Shoenfelt, 81, of East Sharpsburg, passed away Thursday Dec. 23, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center. She was born in Altoona, the daughter of the late Percy and Hazel...

 

Jacob George Ritchey

Jacob George Ritchey, 83, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Hopewell, passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at his home. He was born May 14, 1939, in Everett, a son of the late Warren S. and Margaretta...

 

Ruth I. (Hainley) Ritchey

Ruth I. (Hainley) Ritchey, 58, of Altoona, passed away Sunday evening Dec. 26, 2021, at Select Specialty Hospital in Johnstown after a battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 20, 1963, in Roaring...

 

Emmamarie C. Patterson

Emmamarie C. Patterson, 77, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 21, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 30, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late...

 

Pa. Residents Reminded of Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Resources During Holiday Season

Members of the Wolf Administration reminded Pennsylvanians of available resources during the holiday season for individuals and families affected by mental health and substance use disorders (SUD). The departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Many may remember Highlights for Children, a favorite magazine from our youth that contained various interesting activities to do - like word searches, mazes, and of course the picture finds in which everyday items were hidden into a larger picture f...

 

Collaboration Key to Success of New USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture Initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced plans for the Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative. As they move forward with development, it’s crucial USDA works with existing private sector markets. However,...

 

RS Borough Has 'Disgruntled' Looking for Answers

To the Editor: So I attended my second Roaring Spring Borough meeting, with not much more to say other than the people should be able to vote, yes Rodney Green has stated that this is not an item that should be put on a referendum simply because it i...

 

Data Shows Vehicle Crashes Down in 2020

Fewer vehicles were on the road during much of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And fewer vehicles on the road equals fewer crashes. According to 2019 and 2020 data from the Pennsylvania Departm...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 31, 1896 One of our leading farmers, Peter Clapper, is lying extremely ill with pneumonia. Dr. Nason is the attending physician, and under his skillful treatment we hope Peter will pull through. The large wooden pillars supporting the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 29, 1971 The old order Mennonites who moved from Lancaster County to Morrisons Cove during the past two years were building a new church off Rt. 866 south of Martinsburg. There were 17 Mennonite families in the Cove from the Lancaster...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 30, 1921 The Herald did not publish an edition this week. In the edition dated Dec. 23, 1921, the editor wrote: In accordance with a long established custom among weekly papers and observed in the past by the Herald, we will publish...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 31, 1996 Employees of Roaring Spring Blank Book and Roaring Spring Bottling Company presented Christmas gifts of toys, clothing, school supplies, and games to four area families that needed help with Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Charles K....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 26, 1946 Fifty-eight children at the Blair County Children’s Home in Williamsburg had plenty of opportunities to visit with Santa Claus. Superintendent Harry Gwinn reported that four separate groups visited with the home and Santa...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 29, 2011 Several police agencies responded to a burglary in progress. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle in a neighbor’s driveway, and police recognized the vehicle as matching the description of a vehicle associated with...

 

What is New in '22?

Now and then I make the mistake of asking my hospice patients what is new with them. In general, nothing is new with a person who is in their final months or days. Now and then they may receive a...

 

Red Cross: Donate Blood or Platelets Now to Help Patients Avoid Delays in Care

As holiday celebrations continue, concern is rising for the nation’s blood supply, which has now dipped to concerning levels and could force hospitals to hold off on essential blood and platelet transfusions for patients. Historically low blood...

 

2022 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Adopted for the Southern Alleghenies RPO Region

On Dec. 16, 2021, the Southern Alleghenies Rural Planning Organization (RPO) adopted its 2022 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for the RPO region of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties. The Southern Alleghenies RPO is charged with...

 

Northern Bedford Wrestling Fights for Win

Northern Bedford's Derek Beach pinned Everett's Howard Brambley at 2:23 on Dec. 14. Northern Bedford won this match held at home against Everett. The final score was 30-24....

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Updates Bowling Scores

Huntsman Bowling Center Morrisons Cove Memorial Park – Dec. 17, 2021 – Leader Board Men GAME Adam Hetrick 279 Mike Burns 279 Joe Over 267 SERIES Mike Burns 718 Adam Hetrick 702 Joe Over 692 Women GAME Liz Rhodes 265 Michelle Watson 225 Crystal...

 

Blast From the Past: Cove High Basketball

Shown is the Cove High Basketball Team, 1946-1947. This photo was submitted to the Cove Gallery by the late Margaret Myers Imes, Cove Class of 1947....

 

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad: Central Meatloafs the Week

The Central Dragon Boys Basketball team faced three tough opponents this past week: Penn Cambria, Somerset and Bellwood. The Dragons came out victorious in two of their games this week; once with a 59–38 victory over Somerset, and another with a...

 

Deer Season Incidents

I used to think I wanted to own property where I could hunt without having to worry about safety or intruders. A couple incidents from this past deer season have made me realize that I might be...

 

Central Wrestling Weekly Wrap-Up

The Central Wrestling Squad faced Westmont on Tuesday, Dec. 21. They took a loss to the Hilltoppers 51 points to 12 points. Tyler Biesinger, at 126, recorded a pin at 1:45, while Wyatt Holsinger, at 285, recorded a pin at 1:33 for Central’s lone...

 

C-K Girls Basketball Advances 4-2

-Dec. 23, 2021- Ending 54-49, the Lady Bulldogs came out on top against Southern Fulton at Claysburg. The game went into overtime. Senior Rebekah Claar led Claysburg with 34 points. Senior Bailey Garver gave C-K 8 points. SCORE BY QUARTERS S. Fulton...

 

Lady Dragons Go 500 for the Week

The Central Lady Dragons Basketball team faced two opponents this week, Penn Cambria and Somerset. The Lady Dragons found themselves victorious against the Somerset Lady Eagles but lost to the Penn Cambria Lady Panthers. The Lady Dragons faced the...

 

Family Photo With Santa

The Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company held a children's Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 12. The party was in memory of Daniel "Butch" Giarth who organized the annual event until his death in...

 

PHMC Now Accepting Applications for Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and local governments for the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program. Grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote...

 

Snow Causes Closure on I-99

While residents of the Cove did not experience a white Christmas, they did experience a post Christmas snow that led to some delays and inconveniences on Monday, Dec. 27. Heavy snow fell over portions of Morrisons Cove during the mid-morning hours...

 

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?

Snowmen are taking over the Cove!...

 

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