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  • Agriculture Secretary Joins Local Ag Educator at Blue Knob State Park

    Jun 27, 2024

    Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding joined Danville Area High School agriculture teacher and forester Van Wagner at Blue Knob State Park in Bedford County to raise awareness of Pennsylvania’s hardwood forests, and the investments of the Shapiro Administration in agriculture and recreation to grow help grow Pennsylvania’s economy. “The value of our forests extends far beyond the $39 billion our hardwoods industry feeds into our economy every year,” Secretary Redding said. “Parks like Blue Knob serve as crucial hubs for tourism and recreatio...

  • Hileman's Replacement Named

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 27, 2024

    Following the resignation of Amy Hileman as WHS Girls’ Basketball Head Coach at last month’s meeting, her replacement was named at the June meeting, Tuesday evening. Angela Detwiler, a teacher for the district and the Junior High Girls’ Coach for the past five seasons was named as her replacement. Detwiler, is a decorated athlete in her own right, commanding accolades during her high school years at Bishop Guilfoyle. “I can’t think of a better place to teach and coach – I’d like to thank Amy for all of her support the last five years,” she s...

  • Williamsburg Women's Civic Club Goes Green

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 27, 2024

    “Reuse, repurpose, and recycle” was the theme of the evening, last Monday night as the Williamsburg Women’s Civic Club got together for their June banquet to close out the 2023-2024 season. Emcee for the evening, Dottie DuBois, said she along with the committee really went all out for the theme – biodegradable plates, bamboo silverware and to-go containers made from sugar cane. DuBois said the silverware holders were old library card holders she found at the First Methodist Church, where t...

  • Central High School Awards

    Jun 27, 2024

    Brady Albright: CHS STEM Departmental Award, Lisa Meyers Audet Memorial Scholarship, Yvonne Torzok Memorial Scholarship Brinnley Beech: Class of 2024 Valedictorian, CHS Mathematics Departmental Award, Challenge Program Award for Academic Excellence Emma Brooks: CHS Business Departmental Award, Dragon Spirit Award, Brielle Lana Harmon Scholarship Heather Brumbaugh: CHS Vocational Ag. Departmental Award, Joe & Gina Itle Ag Science Scholarship, The Roger and Dwight Smith Scholarship, Michael X. DeStefano Scholarship, David & Janet Hileman...

  • Hileman Leaves Program Better Than She Found It

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 20, 2024

    “A good coach can change a game, but a great coach can change a life,” John Wooden said. For many players, Lady Pirates Basketball Head Coach Amy Hileman’s short tenure has changed the lives of many ladies wearing that blue and white. She announced her resignation at the May Williamsburg Community School Board meeting. Hileman coached for five successful seasons for the Lady Pirates, winning a District 6 Championship in 2023, and leading the Pirates to the playoffs in 2021-2024. Current Williams...

  • Leah Shackley Send Off Party

    ERIC SHIELDS, Herald Correspondent|Jun 20, 2024

    It’s not every day that a community gets to send off one of their own to compete in the Olympic Trials. That’s just what happened at the Blair Regional YMCA on Thursday June 13. Bedford County native Leah Shackley made the trip to Indianapolis to compete. However, before her journey began, she was given a send off party at the Y. “I could not have done any of this without you guys. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much, “ Shackley said to the crowd, which consisted of dozens of well-wi...

  • C-K School Board Approves Tax Hike

    Thomas Schmitt, Herald Correspondent|Jun 20, 2024

    The Claysburg-Kimmel School District Board of Directors approved a property tax hike of 7.7% for the 2024-25 school year. This increase represents the maximum allowed under the Act 1 Index. The increase represents approximately $80/year to the average homeowner and will generate about $321,740 in revenue. Greenfield Township will have a 9.76 millage rate while Kimmel Township will be at a 11.71 millage rate. The board also approved the General Fund Budget of $14.7 million. The budget still represents a deficit of $362,196 with approximate...

  • Spring Cove Raised Real Estate Tax 3.2%

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Herald Correspondent|Jun 20, 2024

    The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors, by a 7-2 margin, raised the real estate tax rate by 3.6% with a final rate of 11.6556 mills on the assessed dollar value of all real property taxable for school purposes in the district. The school district was allowed to raise real estate taxes to the maximum of 7.2% under the Act 1 index. Board members John Biddle, Chuck Gojmerac, Linda Smith, Troy Wright, Amy Acker-Knisely, Andrea Moses, and Gretchen Bettwy voted in favor of the tax hike while Kevin Smith and Misti Fisher, by phone, voted...

  • Benny R. Swope

    Jun 20, 2024

    Benny R. Swope, 87, of Roaring Spring, passed away June 15, 2024, at his home. He was born July 21, 1936, in Roaring Spring; son of the late Alvie and Myrtle (Dohrn) Swope. On Dec. 27, 1954, in Roaring Spring, he was united in marriage to Betty L. (Helsel) Swope. He is survived by his wife, Betty L.; son, Stanley R. Swope of Arizona; son, Rodney L. Swope (Christine) of Roaring Spring; son, Mark S. Swope (Tania) of New Enterprise; brother, Dennis Swope; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren,...

  • Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science

    Jun 20, 2024

    Daniel Longwell attended the state meeting for the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science at Penn State University on May 20, 2024. He received a 1st Award for his project “The Theremin: How Does Capacitance Affect Output Frequency?”. Daniel also received a Perseverance State Award for presenting at the state level for five years. As part of the competition, Daniel presented his project to a panel of judges along with ten of his peers. The state competition included presentations by over 160...

  • CACT's Production of Murder on the Orient Express

    Eric Shields, Herald Correspondent|Jun 20, 2024

    Claysburg Community Theatre will present Murder on the Orient Express on June 14 and 15 at the Claysburg Kimmel High School Auditorium. Director Maria Leppert says that the play is based off of the Agatha Christie book by the same name. It is about several passengers on the Orient Express and obviously a murder takes place. So, we see how the person is murdered. “If you have ever read any Agatha Christie books, you know that it’s a good story,” Leppert said. “We have some really great actors...

  • Bobcat of Martinsburg to Move to Altoona After Fire

    Amy Toth, Director of Marketing Pristows Equipment Group|Jun 20, 2024

    Pristows Equipment Group, the outdoor power equipment retailer in western and central Pennsylvania for 55 years, has announced the opening of Bobcat of Altoona. The new dealership will be located at 3227 Route 764 in Duncansville. Work is underway on the building, and although an official date has not been announced, the company is eyeing a July opening. The new dealership will replace the company’s Bobcat of Martinsburg location. After a devastating fire in October 2023 claimed the entire building, the company set up a temporary trailer to c...

  • 'Herds and Her: Empowering Women in Dairy' Event

    Penn State Extension|Jun 20, 2024

    Dairy farmers and employees are invited to attend the “Herds and Her: Empowering Women in Dairy” event hosted by Penn State Extension from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 at the Central Milk Testing Laboratory at Penn State’s University Park campus. The workshop will gather women for an interactive boot camp-style workshop. Participants can gain practical knowledge to enhance their farm operations during this hands-on experience. Topics will include dairy reproductive anatomy for successful breeding programs, feeding for a healthy rumen to optimize pr...

  • CHS Graduates 143 Graduates Urged to 'Keep your face to the sunshine'

    Allan J. Bassler, Publisher|Jun 20, 2024

    The Spring Cove School District’s Central High School graduated 143 students at the varsity football field in Roaring Spring on Friday, May 31, on a summer day with clear skies, temperatures in the high 60s and a light breeze. Valedictorian Brinnley Beech, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brett Beech of Roaring Spring, is headed to West Virginia University to study aerospace engineering. In her speech, Beech told her fellow graduates that they will be faced with challenges as they “venture out of your c...

  • Central High School Class of 2024

    Jun 20, 2024

    Brady Albright Harley Amick Logan Aungst Max Baker Fhilip Balantac Nickolas Baum Brinnley Beech Jacob Benton Lauren Benton Mark Bettwy Conner Boyles Emma Brooks Benjamin Brumbaugh Conor Brumbaugh Heather Brumbaugh Troy Butler Avery Campbell Bransen Colyer Davin Conley Breanne Corle Ian Crilly Emily Davis Elana Decker Bradan Defibaugh Campbell Detwiler Felix Diaz Megan Diehl Baron Dionis Kyle Dively Jack Dunn Bralyn Ellis Layla Ferguson Skyler Ferguson Rachel Fleck Rylie Franklin Kasey Frye Nicholas Garver Jaidyn Glass Paige Glunt Peyton Goff...

  • Central High School Class of 2024 Award Winners

    Jun 20, 2024

    Brady Albright Brinnley Beech Emma Brooks Heather Brumbaugh Troy Butler Avery Campbell Breanne Corle Ian Crilly Elana Decker Megan Diehl Felix Diaz Baron Dionis Jack Dunn Bralyn Ellis Skyler Ferguson Paige Glunt Mary Grill Delaney Hall Waylon Hinkle Bailey Hoover Madison Kennedy Morgan Knepp Kylie Love Maddison Mellott Julianna Myers Ethan Olivieri Ashlyn Renner MacKenzie Rhykerd Harrison Ritchey Caden Schenk Hunter Smith Isaac J. Smith Kaitlin Smith Madison Snowberger Griffin Snowberger Alex Snyder Meghan Stapleton Logan Warner Brennen...

  • Claysburg Graduates 52

    Natalie Gorsuch, Herald Correspondent|Jun 20, 2024

    The Claysburg-Kimmel Class of 2024 celebrated their Commencement exercises Saturday, June 1, at Bulldog Stadium. “Good morning, Claysburg,” Superintendent Brian Helsel said, welcoming the crowd. “It’s one of those days you’ll never forget. It’s a special day for so many of us. It’s often said that it takes a village to raise a child and a big part of your village is here today.” As he talked to the fifty-two seniors, Dr. Helsel said he had three pieces of advice for seniors. “One – in life,...

  • Graduation Scholarships/Awards 2024: Committee/Community Awards

    Jun 20, 2024

    Katelynn Klett - McEldowney Academic Scholarship Emalee Cavender - D.E. Brumbaugh Memorial Scholarship Elias Ritchey - Jennie Dively Gardner and George S. Dively Scholarship Cameron Claycomb Jenna Helsel - Levi H. Walter Scholarship Cameron Brown - Claysburg Area Community Scholarship Jenna Helsel - Nason Foundation Community Service Award Kennedy Lewis - Claysburg Pizza Business Award Cameron Claycomb - Good and Associates (Yingling Insurance) – Cameron Claycomb - NPC FBLA Award – Cameron Claycomb Riley Ebersole - Claysburg Legion Band Awa...

  • NBC Graduates Made the Most of High School Years

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jun 20, 2024

    Reaghan Grimes opened the 2024 graduation ceremony on the evening of Thursday, May 30, by talking to the class about their memories and how COVID-19 started when they were in eighth grade. “A new reality set in that forced us away from each other. We finished eighth grade doing school online with Zoom,” she said. They started high school with half of their classmates as the school district operated on a hybrid system. Grimes said eventually life returned to something they recognized. “We spent the last three years of high school making the m...

  • Class 2024

    Jun 20, 2024

    Breanna Saige Akers Brian Lee Amick, Jr. Addison Lee Arcq Noah Micahael Baker Brock Robert Beach Anna Capri Beckett Elizabeth Ruth Berry Rachel Marie Bithell Nathaniel Jeffrey Blackburn Lindsey DiAnn Bolinger Rachel Marie Bowman Josiah James Bowser Miranda Beth Brown Mason Lynn Brumbaugh Emma Nichole Byler Camden Michael Clapper Nicholas Hines Clevenger Samantha Mae Corle Ashton Cole Detterline Isaac Michael Dibert Rece Alexander Dibert Logan Michael Dick Vara Nicole Dietz Ava Grace Dively Richard Leo Fisher, Jr. Benjamin Eric Gable Cayden Lee...

  • Williamsburg Encourages Graduates to "Rise Up"

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 20, 2024

    Secondary Principal Jennifer Frederick encouraged Class of 2024 to “Rise Up” during Commencement activities for Williamsburg Community School District, Friday May 24. “This has been such a rewarding experience for me, being your Principal,” she said, as she encouraged seniors. “Surround yourself with people who are proud of you in each stage ahead.” Frederick urged seniors to look deep down and see the determination that lives in each and every one of them. “I have witnessed some of your knock-downs but you have chosen to rise up and meet the...

  • Class of 2024 Award Winners

    Jun 20, 2024

    Eliza Jo Mock Valedictorian Award, Andrew Foster England Mathematics Award, Debra McNerlin Memorial Scholarship, Honor Award, National Honor Society, PA Math League Award, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Williamsburg Women’s Civic Club Sport Award – Cross Country Roger Lee Royer III Salutatorian Award, Cody G. Speacht Grannas Bros. Stone & Asphalt Mathematics Award, First Methodist Church of Williamsburg Scholarship, Honor Award, National Honor Society, President’s Award for Educational Achievement Isaiah Michael Aurandt John Ph...

  • Class 2024

    Jun 20, 2024

    Isaiah Michael Aurandt Caleb William Barroner Emma Grace Bratton Ivan Jay Brubaker Mecenzie Hope Calderwood Claire Renee Carper Leah Renee Criswell Melvin Jesse Detwiler, Jr. Hannah Shae Dixon Chloe Renee England Rowan Eugene Gorsuch Talmadge Christian Gunnett Billie Mae Harnish Wyatt Jacob Heeter Ayla Elaine Hileman Cadynce Michael Hughes Nathan Andrew Hunter Jesse Landon Kephart Hayden Jordan Lee Kifer LuZane Robert Kuchenbrod Kara Marie Lansberry Isaac Sean McGregor Andrew Jacob McMonagle Eliza Jo Mock Emma Paige Morgan Megan Diane Palmer...

  • Baker Mansion Hosting From Civil War to Civil Rights Guided Tour

    ERIC SHIELDS, Herald Correspondent|Jun 20, 2024

    The Baker Mansion will be hosting the From Civil War to Civil Rights guided tour of the mansion on Friday June 21 at 7 p.m. This event will highlight the Baker Mansion’s new exhibits on African American Heritage and the Underground Railroad in Blair County and Blair County in the Civil War. The event will begin with a presentation by Dr. Jared Frederick on the events that preluded the Civil War, and from there guests will be guided through the exhibits by local historian Harriett Gaston and E...

  • Mearkle to Speak at Blair County Genealogical Society

    Jun 20, 2024

    The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7:00 pm Thursday, June 20, at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Rd. Hollidaysburg. The meeting will feature local author Kevin Mearkle speaking about his book “The Underground Railroad in Bedford County”. The book details activities of the Underground Railroad and some of the people who helped enslaved people to freedom in the north. The book also contains over 100 photographs and images of people, landmarks, slave registration documents, and reward advertisements for run...

  • Martinsburg Boosters Plant Flowers

    Jun 20, 2024

    On Friday, May 17, the Martinsburg Boosters were hard at work beautifying the town with their annual flower planting. Volunteers were Joyce Hoover, Cathy Feather, Linda Smith-Boosters and Sheila Charlton from Mid Penn Bank. Flowers were donated by Brubaker’s Greenhouse, Spring Farm Greenhouse and Piney Creek Greenhouse....

  • Fairview Church of the Brethren in Williamsburg Turns 150

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 20, 2024

    “The Weekend,” as the celebration committee for the Fairview Church of the Brethren refers to as the occasion of the church turning 150 years old, will take place on July 19-July 21, in Williamsburg. Plans for this event have been almost two years in the making. In 2023, Pastor Alan Brumbaugh along with church members Dave Sollenberger and Tisha Ray began meeting bimonthly with three goals for the weekend – picking a weekend for the celebration, booking a keynote speaker, and booking a band....

  • Williamsburg Native Patty Wilson Closes Out Library Series

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 20, 2024

    “This is the one I’ve been waiting for,” Loranne Keithley said of local author Patty Wilson who closed out the month-long Williamsburg Public Library series featuring local authors and historians. Wilson is no stranger to the library as she has presented many times there. She grew up in Williamsburg and has family in the area. She said her first book was supposed to be a “quick project.” Wilson has written stories for the Altoona Mirror, Bedford Gazette, and has articles published nationall...

  • Blair County 4-H Sharpshooters Dominate State Team Competitions

    Jun 20, 2024

    The Blair County 4-H Sharpshooters swept the 4-H State Air Rifle Competition, placing 1st in both the senior and the junior divisions in this year’s 4-H state championship. The tournament was held on May 4th in the Ag Progress Complex in Pennsylvania Furnace. Claiming the 1st place senior team division medals for the second year in a row were lady sharpshooters Alivia Snyder - third place overall, Joulia Wolf - second place overall, and Alexis Sumner - seventh place overall. The team led the s...

  • Three generations of mushroom hunters

    Jun 20, 2024

    (From left) John Clinich (his T-shirt says “Hunting Season”), grandson Jonah Clinich (his shirt says “It’s in my DNA”), and Jonah’s dad Josh Clinich (his shirt says “I’m a fungi with good morels”)....

  • Lakemont Talks About Plans for the 2024 Summer Season

    Jun 20, 2024

    Since 1894, Lakemont Park has been a longstanding focal point for the Altoona Community and Blair County. Since announcing changes for the 2024 Summer season, they have been steadily working to transition the park features to provide new forms of events and activities to better serve the needs of Blair County residents. “We hope our community will find new ways to enjoy our beautiful ground as we update the Lakemont Park experience,” Andrea Cohen said. Currently, there are four full-sized basketball courts, two sand volleyball courts, two 18-...

  • ASO Announces Summer Discovery Series

    Jun 20, 2024

    The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce its Summer Discovery Series, a lineup of free outdoor concerts featuring the sounds of members of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra and the Gerhart Chamber Ensemble, a community string ensemble beginning its second year. Join the orchestra for a summer of music for all ages. Summer Discovery Series Schedule: June 27 – “Rockin’ the Night Away” • Time: 6:00 PM • Venue: Sugar Run Brewing Co., 511 Municipal Drive, Duncansville (Food or drink purchase is not required) July 11 – “Far Off Land...

  • Visitors Bring Up Serious Issues and Questions to the Board

    Thomas Schmitt, Herald Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors June Committee of the Whole meeting brought up several speakers during Recognition of Visitors who brought forth serious issues and questions to certain board members that they felt were problematic and need to be addressed. Brian Gahagan, former school board of directors president, questioned board member Kevin Smith and those who ran with him for election to the school board on their lack of transparency. He questioned why those who ran with him as a group were no longer supporting him as a...

  • Awards Gala Features Cove Winners

    Eric Shields, Herald Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    The Blair County Chamber of Commerce is presenting its first ever Awards Gala on June 20 at the Blair County Convention Center. For many years, the Chamber has had their annual meeting where they have given out different types of awards to individuals and businesses. They also had their Hall of Fame dinner, which also had a full slate of awards. Those two award events have been combined. Now all the awards will be presented at a red carpet event. Linda Stotler, Communications and Marketing Manager for the Blair County Chamber of Commerce said...

  • Honoring Those Who Have Fallen

    Shrieff James Ott|Jun 13, 2024

    The Blair County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation Inc. is an organization committed to honor and remember our fallen men and women in Law Enforcement. These men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the safety and wellbeing of the citizens of Blair County. The creation of the organization followed the “in the line-of-duty death” of Blair Township Patrolman Ronald J. Turek in 1985. Following that sad day, friends, family, and colleagues of Patrolman Turek began planning efforts to create what is now the Bla...

  • Miranda Lambert Concert at PNG Field

    Jun 13, 2024

    Amy Hileman, left, and daughter Ayla of Williamsburg were among the 7500 fans who attended the Miranda Lambert concert Friday at People’s Natural Gas Field. The next concert at the Curve’s stadium will be Newsboys on June 19....

  • Mending Meal at St. Matthew

    Jun 13, 2024

    Community Mending Meal at St. Matthew is providing a way for people to have their favorite clothing repaired and learn some sewing techniques. Bring laundered clothes that need mending to work on or get help from their sewers. Materials, machines, and expertise provided. Free lunch available starting at 11 a.m. The menu is sloppy joe, baked beans, fruit and dessert. The event is at St.Matthew Lutheran Martinsburg Fellowship Hall, 115 E Penn Street (Maple Street parking lot), Wednesday, June 26...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Cancels Construction Show

    JUDITH OTT, Herald Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    The Southern Cove Power Reunion announced at their June meeting that the antique construction and truck show to be held on June 15 is canceled. The club may try to incorporate some of this in the fall show. June 15 is also the club tractor ride which will start at 10 a.m. from Helsel’s at 211 Smith Road Woodbury. A break will be taken at the Barry Hall property and lunch at OIP in Woodbury. The tractor pull will be held with weigh in at 3 p.m. and the pull starting at 4 p.m. A wagon will be provided for those who do not have a tractor to ride o...

  • Cows in the Cove

    Jun 13, 2024

    Dairy cows in a field along route 866 Sunday afternoon....

  • Woodbury Mayor Pabon Resigns

    JUDITH OTT, Herald Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    Board president Shawn Claycomb, announced at Woodbury Borough’s June meeting that Woodbury Mayor Jordan Pabon resigned due to circumstances beyond his control. The council is looking for someone to apply for this position. The Grass Mowing Ordinance is in review and may need an addendum. This will involve grass mowing by the borough. Residents are reminded to keep their grass mowed to no longer than six inches. If the borough has to do it this could be very costly. The treasurer’s report and secretary’s report made known agiven, total of $60,6...

  • Milk Bottle Collection Inspired by Great Uncle

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jun 13, 2024

    June is Dairy Month and to celebrate the Herald will feature stories like these talking about all things related to the dairy industry. This story is the second part of a three part series about local glass milk bottle collectors. Ken Wertz of Hollidaysburg has been collecting old dairy glass milk bottles for about seven years, and got a lot of his collection from Clapper. He had a great uncle named Eli Snowberger that shipped milk at the Loop Station in Hollidaysburg, which is one of the...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Holds Awards Banquet

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    On Saturday, May 16, the Southern Cove Power Reunion held its annual award ceremony at the club grounds. Over 150 members and their families attended. The weather cooperated for the banquet which was under the pavilion, but due to the possibility of more rain, the tractor pull was canceled. The Royal Rangers of Everett, under the leadership of Dennis Dibert, prepared barbecue chicken dinners on the grounds. This group of boys also made a large pineapple upside down cake for dessert. Corn on the...

  • Royer Mansion Ready for Some Wine

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    The 4th Annual Wine in the Woods will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 4-9 p.m. on the grounds of the Historic Royer Mansion. “We haven’t been able to have this event since June of 2019, mainly because of COVID,” Mansion caretaker Michael Stipanovic said. “We are so excited to have the event back here on the grounds,” he continued. Huston Godwin, another caretaker at the Royer Mansion agreed that it is a great event. “It’s our biggest fundraiser to continue the preservation of the Mansion, and it really does get more people out here to see h...

  • Borough Remembers Hammel

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    “He served this community for a great number of years,” Council President Ed Patterson said of long-time Council member and former Mayor of Williamsburg Dennis Hammel, who passed away unexpectedly last Sunday. Council had a moment of silence to remember Hammel. “Denny always cared for the community. You can see that through the many years that he invested into being on Council and the years as Mayor. He will be greatly missed,” Council member Mike Biddle said about Hammel. The Council has thi...

  • Three Williamsburg HS Teachers Talk About Why They Love Teaching

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    Author’s Note: This is the last of the secondary teachers’ biographies. It was great getting to know more about them. Micah Lingenfelter had a family emergency that kept him from writing, and the teachers who were not featured did not respond. Suzanna Long Hailing all the way from the sandy beaches is Suzanna Long, who came to Pennsylvania on a tennis scholarship to Saint Francis University. Long is married and has three daughters. She loves to travel and coach soccer when not teaching. “Th...

  • Mushroom Stump Waste Could be Inexpensive, Healthy Chicken Feed Supplement

    Jeff Mulhollem, Penn State Extension|Jun 13, 2024

    Feed costs for producing broiler chickens accounts for 60% to 70% of total production costs, and stump waste from the production of button mushrooms comprises nearly 30% of total mushroom weight. Marrying the two has the potential to reduce both cost and waste, especially in Pennsylvania, which is a national leader in the production of broiler chickens and button mushrooms. To learn whether the two are compatible, a team of Penn State researchers conducted a new study to determine how supplementing the feed of broilers with mushroom stump...

  • South Woodbury Township Gives Bridge Update

    JUDITH OTT, Herald Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    Board of Supervisors held their May meeting as scheduled on May 7, at 9 a.m. An update was given on Pine Hill Road Bridge Project; some signage will need to be done on the weight limit. Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission will hold a meeting on May 22 at 10:30 a.m. for fiscal year 2025-2028 at the County Court House. John I. & Minerva R. Subdivision was discussed. This is located on 916 Ridge Road and will be a sewing machine shop. First approved subdivision and sewage proposal was presented for business and house....

  • Issues with Pine Hill Road Bridge Project Resolved

    JUDITH OTT, Herald Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    South Woodbury Township held their monthly meeting on June 4, at the township building. All issues have been resolved by the Pine Hill Road Bridge Project. Golden Rule Bridge Signs have been ordered. A dedication ceremony will be planned once the signs are obtained. The office will be closed on Monday, June 24. In the treasurer report given, it said the Wastewater Treatment Facility has $6,821,112.22 in it and total liabilities and equity is $2,563,684.56. Two planning members’ terms were up for the planning committee, and they agreed to s...

  • Central Wins at Isaac Awards

    ERIC SHIELDS, Herald Correspondent|Jun 6, 2024

    The 19th annual Isaac Awards was held Memorial Day weekend at the Mishler Theatre. The ceremonies were divided into two evenings with half of the schools being honored on Saturday evening and the other half on Sunday evening. Executive Director of Altoona Community Theatre Tara Enedy said that the Isaacs were created to recognize excellence in high school musical theatre. She said that for the last nineteen years, they have been supporting the local high schools through these programs both with...

  • Friendship Fire to Raise $1 Millon for Truck

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Herald Correspondent|Jun 6, 2024

    Friendship Volunteer Fire Co. treasurer Rodney Claycomb announced, at the June Taylor Township Supervisors meeting, that the fire company was in full pursuit of raising funds to purchase a $1 million Rescue Truck. Claycomb said they pulled $19,000 out of checking to go into a CD for the truck fund. The fire company wants to put $50,000/year back each year for the new truck fund. They have a grant application in now for money to purchase the truck. He said the problem is that in order to be a strong candidate for grant awards a fire company...

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