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 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    March 21, 2019 

CHS Basketball Coach Under Fire for Criticism

Solicitor Jennifer Dambeck at Monday’s night’s Spring Cove School board meeting announced a motion on the agenda to terminate a non-professional employee of the district would be tabled, as that employee has requested a school board hearing. The...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

CHS Mock Trial Team Again Vying for Pa. Title

Central High School is one of 14 high schools advancing to the 36th Annual Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30,...

 
 By CHRISTIE SWEIGART    News    March 21, 2019 

NBC School Board Hears Student Parking Fee Proposals

The school board members of Northern Bedford School District discussed many issues at their March 12 meeting. Ariel Reed, a senior at Northern Bedford, presented a proposal to the school board in relation to the parking permit fees. Reed had...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

South Hills to Host Open House April 3

South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Altoona Campus will host a spring open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. Potential students and guests are invited to enjoy a line-up of ongoing demonstrations, presentations, and hands-on...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

M-burg Police Warn of Counterfeit Bills

The Martinsburg Police Department is alerting the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills – featuring Chinese writing on the front and back – that are circulating the area. Chief of...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

State Offering Wildfire Fighting Grants

The Gov. Tom Wolf Administration announced March 12 that funding is now available to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities increase protections from wildfires. Grant applications must be electronically submitted through DCNR’s grant website by 4...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Arts Scholarship Offered

The Altoona Community Theatre (ACT) Board of Directors has announced the Steven C. Helsel Legacy Scholarship. It will be awarded in 2019 for the first time to a high school senior who has been involved with ACT. This award recognizes Helsel’s legac...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 21, 2019 

First Assistant DA Pete Weeks Describes Drug Crisis

Operation Our Town was the focus of the 54th meeting of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club meeting held at the Casino at Lakemont Park on Thursday morning, March 14. Operation Our...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 21, 2019 

Woodbury Man Jailed on Drug Charges After Search

A Woodbury man is in jail after being found with various drugs and drug paraphernalia at the Turkey Hill in Roaring Spring. Roaring Spring police were called to the Turkey Hill on the night of March...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 21, 2019 

Probation Check Leads to Arrest of Freedom Twp. Man

A probation check on a Freedom Township man led to the discovery of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Dustin Scott Hallet, 24, was arrested after agents from Blair County Adult Probation and Parole...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Task Force Conducts DUI Roving Patrol

On Friday, March 15, 2019, officers of the Blair DUI Task Force made their presence known locally by conducting a DUI roving patrol. The following results are from the detail: • 58 individual contacts • 44 citations or warnings issued for...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Work Resumes on Route 22/36 Project

Prime contractor Cottles Asphalt Maintenance Inc., Everett, resumed work on Monday, March 18, on the Route 22/36 intersection improvement project in Hollidaysburg Borough, Blair County. Overall work on the project consists of improvements at the...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Water Driller, CEO to Speak March 24 at Martinsburg Church

The community is invited to hear Jim Hocking, founder and CEO of Water for Good, a water-drilling ministry in the Central African Republic (CAR), on Sunday, March 24, at Martinsburg Grace Brethren...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Claysburg Plans Summer STEM, Arts Program

The Claysburg Education Foundation has announced a 12-day “STEM and the Arts 2019 Program” for students. The times and dates will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10-13, July 15-18 and July 29-31 and Aug. 1 at Claysburg-Kimmel High School. This...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Evening Tech Classes To Be Taught at C-K

The Claysburg Education Foundation has announced evening technology classes for students in Grades 9-12 and adults will be taught at Claysburg-Kimmel High School as a means of helping them to become more proficient in the use of computers. Classes...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

United Way Introduces Raising Readers Program

United Way of Blair County and program sponsor, McQuaide Blasko Attorneys-at-Law want all kids in Blair County to enter school with the skills they need to experience success as they progress through graduation and beyond. This is why they are...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Blair Dairy Promotion Seeks Dairy Promoters

The Blair County Dairy Promotion Committee is seeking individuals between the ages of 9 and 24 with an interest in promoting the dairy industry. Girls ages 9 to 11 will serve as Dairy Misses, girls ages 12 to 16 will be Dairy Maids, boys ages 9 to...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 21, 2019 

Farm Show Announces Events

The Williamsburg Community Farm Show will be holding its annual benefit auction at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30. This auction will feature new and good used items. There will also be gift certificates and items from celebrities to bid on. Donations are...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Pa. 'Safeguards' 35 Farms; 3,333 Acres in Feb.

The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board’s first meeting of 2019 set a tone for success throughout the coming year, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said. The board on Feb. 21 preserved 35 farms covering 3,333 acres across 19...

 
 By DAVE FIDLIN    News    March 21, 2019 

Pa. Ag Sec'y Discusses Hemp at Hearing

Industrial hemp, the opioid crisis and the future of the Farm Show Complex were among the disparate issues Pennsylvania lawmakers recently discussed with the head of the commonwealth’s Department of Agriculture. Secretary of Agriculture Russell...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Fight to CAN Hunger Benefits Food Banks

The 10th annual Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger food drive began on Feb. 1 and ran through National Engineer's Week; Feb. 17-23. This is a local competition in which engineering firms in Blair County...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Nominees Sought for Leopold Conservation Award

Know a Pennsylvania farmer or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2019 Pennsylvania Leopold Conservation Award. Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Duncansville Plans for Community Days

At its regular monthly meeting on March 4, the Duncansville Community Days Committee made official the entertainment and activities schedule for this year’s event. The dates will be Thursday, July 18, through Saturday, July 20, at the Memorial Park...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Young Dairy Farmer Discusses Lab-Grown Meat with Experts

Tony Rice, a senior agribusiness management student in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, studied “meat” made in the lab and not from animals, and grew increasingly committed to understanding its potential to enhance agricultural...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Road Work Set For Today Along Newry Lane

PennDOT has announced that the Blair County Maintenance crew will close Route 2012 (Newry Lane) at the intersection of Cedarcrest Drive for one day today, Thursday, March 21, in Blair Township, Blair County. Today the crew will close the roadway...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Municipal

Single-Vehicle Crash Colleen E. Weidler, 19, of Woodbury, was transported to UPMC Altoona with suspected minor injuries following a crash on Woodbury Pike on March 7. According to State Police,...

 

SC Middle School Receives National Recognition

The Spring Cove Middle School, Roaring Spring, announced on Monday, March 11, that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    March 14, 2019

Spring Cove Board Hears Of Middle School's Success

At the Monday, March 11, Spring Cove School Board Committee of the Whole meeting, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced that Spring Cove Middle School has been recognized nationally as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 14, 2019

Area Hunters Learn a Vaccine for CWD Being Developed

Could there be a cure for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)? Wildlife and CWD Biologist John Eveland believes so, and said one is on the horizon, but is still at least five years away. Eveland spoke to a...

 

Geese, Not Ducks

The front-page photo in the March 7 edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald featured two Canada geese, not ducks, as stated in the caption. The Herald apologizes for the error and thanks alert reader Jane Brumbaugh for pointing out our mistake. We want...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 14, 2019

Charged Teacher Resigns, Waives Formal Arraignment

A Martinsburg woman who was a teacher in the Altoona Area School District and was charged in January on felony counts of disseminating obscene or sexual explicit materials to a minor and unlawful...

 

REAL IDs Now Available to Pennsylvania Residents

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that optional REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are now available for Pennsylvania residents who want one. A federally-accepted form of identification (whether it's a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 14, 2019

Blair County Judges Honor Courthouse Staff for 'Making the Place Work'

Blair County's five judges paid tribute to their staff and the departments that take on the task of ensuring justice is served with fairness and compassion, on Tuesday afternoon, March 11. For the...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    March 14, 2019

Greenfield Twp. Hires Full-Time Police Officer

Greenfield Township supervisors moved to hire Lindsey Spayd to a full-time police officer position at their regularly monthly meeting on March 5. Supervisors unanimously approved the motion upon recommendation from Police Chief Ronald Sharkey. Spayd...

 

Dairy Farmers Asked to Respond to Survey

The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board is asking dairy farmers to take an important survey. The survey will help the Milk Marketing Board improve communications. All responses are anonymous and all comments and suggestions will be considered. The Pa....

 

Herald Warns Advertisers of Fake 'Invoice' Emails being Sent

I'd like to remind Herald advertisers and subscribers that you might be getting fake emails from the Herald stating that you need to click on a link to view an invoice. These billing emails might look... Full story

 

Sign of Spring

This male cardinal spent a few moments in the tree singing a happy springtime song on Saturday, March 9. The warm temperatures on Saturday and Sunday were a welcome change for birds and humans alike....

 

Ag Injury Workshop to be Held

A workshop aimed at protecting children and youth who work and/or live on farms, co-hosted by Penn State Extension’s Farm Safety Team, will take place March 28-29 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey. The Child Ag Injury Prevention Workshop is designed...

 

Southern Cove Power Reunion Banquet Correction

Southern Cove Power Reunion President Nathan Hershberger was misidentified as Jeremy Swope in the three photos that accompanied the power reunion’s banquet story that appeared on Page A-5 of the Feb. 28 edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald. Herald...

 

Online Tax Now Collected in Pa.

According to philly.com, Pennsylvania residents are starting to get letters stating that they owe sales tax for online purchases. Philly.com quoted Cynthia Ragen, tax manager with Isdaner & Co. in Bala Cynwyd. Ragen stated that in 2018 the Supreme...

 

Deadline for Crop Insurance Is March 15

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Monday, March 11, urged producers to protect their investments from rising input costs, unstable markets and adverse weather conditions by signing up before the Friday, March 15, deadline for...

 

PGC Launches Bear Den Livestream

What’s better than one Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife livestream? Two, of course. The game commission has launched its second livestream of the season – video and audio captured at a Monroe County black-bear den and streamed in real time t...

 

BPW Club to Host Business Expo

For Saturday, March 30, only, 20 female entrepreneurs, including Morrisons Cove favorites, plan to form the equivalent of a mini-mall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This Women’s Business Expo will premiere inside Homewood at Martinsburg’s Givler...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    March 14, 2019

Community Chorus to Perform Spring Concert March 23-24

The Cove Community Chorus will present its spring concert, "Listen to the Music," at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium,...

 

Photo History Session March 30

St. John’s Reformed Church in Loysburg will host a Southern Cove Area “Photograph and Storytelling Sharing Session” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, in the church fellowship hall. Special guests sharing and describing the background of...

 

Economist to Speak Tonight At Tea Party Meeting

Eminent economist and legal theorist David D. Friedman will give a 30-minute talk about “Market Failure and Government Failure” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona (112 S. 13th St.), A question-and-answer session led...

 

Health, Welfare Council to Meet Friday, March 22

The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at The Arc of Blair County, Altoona. The guest speaker will be Melanie Shildt, executive director, United Way of Blair County. Shildt will speak about...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 14, 2019

SR 866 Flood Control Project Now Out for Bids

The State Route 866 project, which is intended to prevent flooding in the borough, is now out for bids. During the regular meeting on Monday, March 4, Williamsburg Borough Council met with Stiffler-McGraw Engineer John Clabaugh, Hollidaysburg....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 14, 2019

Woodbury Twp. (Blair) Settles Paving Material Bids

Three bids for stone products from Glenn Hawbaker, Grannas Bros., and New Enterprise Stone & Lime were opened during the meeting of Woodbury Township (Blair County), Thursday evening, March 7. Grannas Bros. was awarded the bids for all stone and...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 14, 2019

Authority Approves Water Meter Funding Request

Stiffler-McGraw Engineer John Clabaugh, Hollidaysburg, was present to give an update to the Williamsburg Municipal Authority during the regular meeting on Tuesday, March 5. Clabaugh said that authority projects will be put out for bid in May followin...

 

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