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Williamsburg High School Homerooms for 2019-20

Williamsburg Junior-Senior High School will open to students for the 2019-20 school year Monday, Aug. 26. The following are homeroom assignments: GRADE 7 Room 221, Mrs. Loose – Logan Alger, Scotlyn Barroner, Alana Bowmaster, Logan Brantner, Ava... Full story

 

Williamsburg Elementary School Homerooms for 2019-20

Williamsburg Elementary School has announced its homeroom assignments for the 2019-20 school year. The first day of school for students will be Monday, Aug. 26. The following are the room assignments: KINDERGARTEN Room 131 – Miss Russell – These... Full story

 

Williamsburg School District Calendar for 2019-20

WILLIAMSBURG School Calendar Wed., Aug, 21, Thur., Aug. 22 & Fri., Aug. 23 Teacher In-Service Mon., Aug. 26 First Student Day Mon., Aug. 26 & Tue., Aug. 27 Kindergarten Staggered Start Mon., Sept. 2 No School - Labor Day Fri., Sept. 20 No School -... Full story

 

Claysburg-Kimmel High School Homerooms for 2019-20

Claysburg-Kimmel High School will start the 2019-20 school year Thursday, Aug. 23. The following are the homeroom assignments: GRADE 7 Room 111, Rebecca L. Benton – Hayden Musselman, Madison Musselman, Willow Musselman, Alex Orris, Tyler Paris, Nic... Full story

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School Homerooms for 2019-20

Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School will start the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 22. The following are the homeroom assignments: KINDERGARTEN Room: K01 – Teacher – Mr. Hartman – Autumn Atherton, Ryan Brown, Michael Caldwell Jr., Avery... Full story

 

Claysburg-Kimmel School District Calendar for 2019-20

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL School Calendar Tues. & Wed., Aug. 20 & 21 Teacher In-Service Thur., Aug. 22 First Student Day Mon., Sept. 2 No School - Labor Day Fri., Sept. 27.............................Early Dismissal Fri., Oct. 4.............. Full story

 

Northern Bedford Elementary School Homerooms for 2019-20

Northern Bedford Elementary School will open its doors for the 2019-20 school year Wednesday, Aug. 21. The principal for the elementary school is Trevor Replogle. The first class will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the last class will end at 2:55 p.m. The... Full story

 

Northern Bedford High School Homerooms for 2019-20

Northern Bedford High School will open its doors for the 2019-20 school year Wednesday, Aug. 21. The principal for the high school is Michael C. O’Dellick. The first class will begin at 7:59 a.m. and the last class will end at 3:10 p.m. The... Full story

 

Northern Bedford Middle School Homerooms for 2019-20

Northern Bedford Middle School will open its doors for the 2019-20 school year Wednesday, Aug. 21. The principal for the middle school is Wayne E. Sherlock. The first class will begin at 7:55 a.m. and the last class will end at 3:07 p.m. The regular... Full story

 

Northern Bedford School District Calendar for 2019-20

NORTHERN BEDFORD School Calendar Mon. & Tue., Aug. 19 & 20 In-Service Days for Teachers Wed., Aug. 21 First Day for Students Mon., Sept. 2 No School (Labor Day) Fri., Oct. 11 No School (In-Service Day for Teachers) Mon., Oct. 14 No School (Columbus... Full story

 

Spring Cove and Martinsburg Elementary School Homerooms for 2019-20

Spring Cove Elementary School and Martinsburg Elementary school will open their doors to students for the 2019-20 school year on Monday, Aug. 26. In advance of the first day, “Meet the Teacher Nights” are planned by grade at both schools for... Full story

 

Spring Cove School District Calendar for 2019-20

,SPRING COVE School Calendar Wed., Aug. 21, Thur., Aug. 22 & Fri., Aug. 23 Teacher In-Service Mon., Aug. 26 First Student Day Mon., Sept. 2 No School - Labor Day Fri.., Oct. 25 No School – Teacher In-Service Tue., Oct. 29 End of First Marking... Full story

 

Central High School Homerooms for 2019-20

Central High School students will begin the 2019-20 school year Monday, Aug. 26. Homeroom assignments are as follows: GRADE 9 Mr. Jerry Albright, Room 121 – Blaine Airhart, Kirsten Ayers, Aidan Baird, Jackson Baker, Emma Balliet, Seth Bean, Mason... Full story

 

Spring Cove Middle School Homerooms for 2019-20

Students at the Spring Cove Middle School, Roaring Spring, will begin the 2019-20 school year Monday, Aug. 26 The following are the homeroom assignments: GRADE 6 Mr. Hoenstine, Room 301 – Braden Allison, Colton Amick, Connor Appleman, Mace Baker,... Full story

 

Fire Destroys New Enterprise Barn

Fire ripped through a Bedford County dairy barn on Monday evening. The alarm came in at a little after 7 p.m. and crews arrived to find the barn on the Paul and Janet Snyder farm on Snyder Creek... Full story

 

Cove Dairy Show Under Way

Katheryn Longenecker, 15, of Williamsburg, hoses down "Ashe" Monday morning, July 29, preparing to enter her in the Morrisons Cove Dairy Show competitions this week at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in...

 

Local Ambulance Service Plans Emergency Awareness Day

The Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service Inc. in 2018 organized an event to help raise money for its equipment fund and to give the community an opportunity to interact with first...

 

Two Counties Received Nearly 55 Million Pain Pills From 2006-12

The Washington Post on July 19 reported county-level use of prescription pain pills in the United States from 2006 through 2012. According to the Post’s reporting, Blair County received 43.9 million prescription pain pills for that period, enough...

 

Blair County Takes Steps to Upgrade Magistrate Office Security

After an arrest, district court is the next step in the process through the criminal justice system. Whether a person is in front of a magisterial district judge for a civil dispute, a traffic violation or a criminal hearing, it is a place where...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway – Aug. 16

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Bowie Baysox at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug 16. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary, but you...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway – Aug. 17

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Bowie Baysox at 6 p.m. p.m. on Saturday, Aug 17. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary,...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of July 30, 2009 These are “moving in days” at the newly constructed Spring Cove Elementary School in Roaring Spring. The building will open its doors to 500 students and 50-75 staff for the first day of class on Thursday, Aug. 27. The...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 28, 1994 Last fall Marjorie Ferry decided to give up driving. She was 88 years old then (89 now), and she had been driving for 71 years – the same car for the last 43 years. The 1929 Model A Ford that she bought for $175 in 1950...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of July 31, 1969 The sale of Combined Paper Mills, Inc., to National Cash Register Co. for approximately $36 million was approved Monday by shareholders of Combined Paper meeting in Combined Locks, Wis. The merger will be carried out through...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of August 3, 1944 Four Blair County young men, one from North Woodbury township, two from Roaring Spring and the other, formerly of Claysburg, went away to war together, trained together, went overseas together, and were in the French...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of August 1, 1919 The home of Mrs. Lewis Davis was the scene of a happy gathering on Sunday, the occasion being in honor of her daughter Miss Mary Davis, a Red Cross nurse who arrived at her home here from oversea service, Thursday of last...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 26, 1894 A cold front brought cool temperatures and a long-awaited rain to the Cove region. The cooler temperatures were “greatly appreciated and refreshing” to Cove residents. The storm, however, brought thunder and lightning...

 

AgChoice Donates to Dairy Promotion

During its annual customer and community appreciation event, AgChoice Farm Credit's Martinsburg branch donated $250 to Bedford County Dairy Promotion. "As a cooperative, our mission is to inspire...

 

American Red Cross Facing Blood Shortage

To help address the current emergency blood shortage, all who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross through Aug. 29 will receive an Amazon.com Gift Card via email. Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of...

 

State Sen. Ward to Be Featured at Breakfast Club

The Blair County Chamber Breakfast Club program to be held from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona, will feature State Sen. Judy Ward. In addition to updates on current legislation, Sen. Ward will speak from the...

 

Five Tips for Young and Beginning Farmers

By ASHLEY HICKS AgChoice Loan Officer Are you young and beginning in your career? Whether you're a first generation dairyman, farming in the evening after your day job, or working in industry – here...

 

PennDOT Provides Construction Update

PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards recently announced that hundreds of construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects have been issued this year. Through June 30, PennDOT crews have improved more than 800 miles of...

 

NBC Student to Interview People for Senior Project

The Bedford County Historical Society is seeking Bedford Countians who attended school in the 1950s and 1960s. A yThe Bedford County Historical Society is seeking Bedford Countians who attended school in the 1950s and 1960s. A young lady, Allyson...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group Plans Meeting

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 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...

 

State Offering Grants to Small Businesses and Farmers

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the availability of $1 million in grant funding to Pennsylvania small businesses and farmers for energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and natural resource protection...

 

Nominees Sought for ACE Award

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Agricultural Community Excellence (ACE) Award. This award will be presented at the annual Farm-City Dinner held in the fall. Those who wish to make a nomination are requested...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 1, 2019

RS Shooting Raises Questions About Country's Mental Health System

An officer-involved shooting in Roaring Spring last Friday evening that left one man dead has raised questions about the effectiveness of the mental health care system. At approximately 4:16 on...

 

Local State Officials Tour Ritchey Dairy's $763,000 Expansion

State Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) and Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon) toured Ritchey's Dairy July 24 to learn about how the business will use a Pennsylvania Industrial...

 

Martinsburg Fire Co. Names Ox Roast Giveaway Drawing Winners

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Co. held its annual raffle drawing July 20 during its two-day ox roast sale at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. The fire company received 85 prizes from area businesses. Winners of the raffle drawing, as supplied by the...

 

Claysburg Preparing for Community Days, August 10-11

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11, will mark the 44th Claysburg Community Days. Saturday's events kick off at 10:30 a.m. and will continue to 10 p.m. Sunday's events begin at 9 a.m. and continue to 6...

 

RS Girl to Appear on NYC Screen

Jona Gartmann of Roaring Spring will be featured on the big screen in the heart of New York City as a part of the National Down Syndrome Society's (NDSS) annual Times Square Video presentation on Sept...

 

Sinkhole Discovered

Workers with the Freedom Township Water and Sewer Authority discovered a sinkhole in the south-bound turning lane in front of Walmart in East Freedom. A PennDOT spokesperson said the sinkhole...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 1, 2019

Man Arrested for Throwing Jugs of Urine

A Portage man was arrested after police said he threw urine-filled jugs onto the properties of three people with whom he had a personal vendetta. Police said that Earl Flynn, 66, of Portage, over a years time, would fill plastic jugs with urine and...

 

Herald Print Subscribers Get Free Access to Online Edition

The Herald is reminding readers that it now publishes an online version. The online version of the Herald is free to all those who purchase print subscriptions. Those who live outside the Cove community and who have experienced mail delays may now...

 

W. Pa. Gas Prices Dip; National Prices Fueling Abundant Demand

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is two cents cheaper this week at $2.951 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, gas prices are cheaper or stable on the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 1, 2019

One Vegetable at a Time

Handcrafted items, delicious baked goods, farm fresh produce – all in Williamsburg? Yes, it can be found on Saturdays at the Trail Town Market. Following the departure of the grocery store, other...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 1, 2019

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Community Yard Sale Day Set Williamsburg will host its annual Community Yard Sale day on Saturday, Aug. 3. Civic Club Calendar The Williamsburg Civic Club is once again sponsoring the 2020 Birthday Calendar. If you would like to place birthdays,...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 1, 2019

Ask the Williamsburgers

It’s hard to believe that “Back to School” is right around the corner. I spent last week busy prepping stuff for my classroom in Roaring Spring. With all this school talk, I wanted to reminisce about past high school years and all the fads...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 19, 1894 J. Frank Kyler, who was convicted in June of voluntary manslaughter, was sentenced to a $100 fine and nine months in prison, beginning from the day he was first incarcerated. A jury, upon finding Mr. Kyler guilty of the March...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of July 11, 1919 Martinsburg Borough, North Woodbury, Huston and Taylor townships should join in a permanent memorial. Why not? There is a little flower that blooms in its beauty; we call it the Forget-me-Not. One little act in life may be a...

 

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