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Trinity UM Plans Dinner

Trinity United Methodist Church of Roaring Spring will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit its stained glass window restoration project. The dinner will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 17, in the church fellowship hall. A...

 

BCGS to Meet at Roller-Hojeth Mem. Library

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Roller-Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg. The speaker will be David Kurtz. The title of his presentation will be “Sneaking A...

 

Farm to Host Farm-to-Table Dinner Event

Diamond Lane Farm, Roaring Spring RR, will host to a farm-to-table dinner experience beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is coordinating this event. Diamond Lane Farm is located at 288 Evergreen Lane, Roaring...

 

Raven Run Church to Hold Revival Services

Raven Run Church of the Brethren, Saxton RR, will hold fall revival meetings Sunday, Oct. 20, through Wednesday, Oct. 23. Pastor Jim Myer of Lititz will be the guest speaker for the revival services. The message for the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday...

 

M-burg Brethren in Christ to Host Trunk-or-Treat Event

To promote a safe and fun environment for neighborhood children and families, Martinsburg Brethren in Christ will host a trick-or-treat alternative. Children can trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk in a line-up of vehicles parked in the church’s...

 

State Tree Farm Provides White House Christmas Tree

Pennsylvania’s $28.9 million Christmas tree industry was highlighted on Oct. 15 when Agriculture Deputy Secretary Fred Strathmeyer joined the National Christmas Tree Association at Mahantongo Valley Farms in Northumberland County where a tree was c...

 

Christian Group To Meet Oct. 18

Gospel music singer Tom Smith of Everett will be the guest at the Christian Singles’ meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the barn room of Pete and Carol Imler along Spang Street Extension, behind Spring Plaza in Roaring Spring. Smith will...

 

Cove Relay to Hold Bingo Event Oct. 20 at MC Park

The Relay For Life of the Cove will be hosting a Halloween-themed multi-vendor bingo Sunday, Oct. 20 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and bingo will begin at 2:30 p.m. Admission includes 12 regular games of...

 

Spring Cove Awarded $25,000 to Advance STEM Education

The Spring Cove School District has been named a $25,000 grant recipient for the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. The district celebrated with a...

 

PGC: Additional Antlerless Deer Tags Available But Are Going Fast

Permits that hunters can use to take additional antlerless deer within areas of Pennsylvania affected by Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) remain available, though permits for some locations nearly are sold out. When CWD is detected in Pennsylvania in...

 

Herald Plans 'Garage Sale' on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7 a.m. to Noon

Herald Publisher Allan J. Bassler is announcing a Herald "Garage Sale" to be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Herald building in Martinsburg. The items for sale will be displayed...

 

4-H, Livestock Clubs Recognize Members

The Blair County Junior Livestock Clubs held their annual banquet Oct. 1 at the Williamsburg Farm Show Building. Special guests at the banquet were sponsors and buyers from the show and sale held in...

 

Trunk-or-Treat Event Correction

A story posted to the Herald website and which was printed on Page B-3 of the Herald’s print edition of Oct. 10, 2019, contained an incorrect email address about an event. The correct pre-registration contact information for Longs Outpost...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    October 17, 2019 

Spring Cove Gets 'Positive Feedback' on Teacher Program

The Oct. 14 Spring Cove School District School Board Committee of the Whole Meeting was highlighted by the district winning a $25,000 grant recipient in the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. A ceremony was...

 

Blair Concert Chorale Presents 'A Night At The Movies'

The Blair Concert Chorale is presenting its first all-pops concert in several seasons. It will be A Night at the Movies – an evening ranging from standards of movies past to favorite songs from current hits; from international films to Hollywood...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    October 17, 2019 

Williamsburg Volleyball Team Raises Awareness of Breast Cancer

On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Williamsburg Volleyball team partnered with its opponent Juniata Valley to host the annual "Pink Night" to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. In the photos:...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    October 17, 2019 

Williamsburg Borough Updates Ordinances

Two ordinances were updated during the regular meeting last Monday of Williamsburg Borough Council Ordinance No. 395, which amended previous ordinances, banned the possession of vaping or vaping equipment by minors in the borough. Councilmember Bruce...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Hometown Harvest Extravaganza Mill Hill Farm Supply, at its location on Canal Street, Williamsburg, will be holding its Hometown Harvest Extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be vendors, a bonfire, food available, a hayr...

 

Dept. of Ag Reveals 2020 PA Farm Show Theme: 'Imagine the Opportunities'

The 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show aims to showcase the countless ways to be a part of Pennsylvania’s vibrant and diverse agriculture industry and its promising future through its theme: Imagine the Opportunities. “This January, Farm Show-goers...

 

'Women in Dairy' Conf. Set for Dec. 3 in Harrisburg

Women involved in the dairy industry will have an opportunity to learn about key production practices and to network with peers at an upcoming conference offered by Penn State Extension. Hosted by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, the Women in Dai...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary Raises $3,500 for St. Jude's

Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary kicked off its second annual coin drive for St. Jude's on Friday, Sept. 6, with a toboggan "hat day." The students wore knit hats to show their support for children who...

 

Board Accepting Applications For Conservation Easements

The Blair County Agricultural Land Preservation Board is accepting applications from Blair County landowners for agricultural conservation easement consideration. The deadline to submit applications...

 

Saxton Church Plans Special Nightly Services Oct. 13-17

Raystown Brethren Church, Saxton RR, will hold special fall worship services at 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, Oct. 13-17. Guest speakers will be Brian Warner on Sunday, Craig Mangus on Monday, Neil Stevenson on Tuesday, Laurie Stiles on Wednesday...

 

Long's to Host Trunk or Treat

Longs Outpost is organizing a Halloween event called “Trunk or Treat.” The event is billed as a “safe and fun event for the kids during Halloween.” The event will be held at the Martinsburg Long’s location from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday,...

 

New Enterprise Entry Wins Grand Champion at Dairy Show

Sniders Mentor Wildcat, shown by Chase Cessna from New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa., took Grand Champion honors at the Premier National Guernsey Show held at the 2019 All American Dairy Show on Sept. 16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and Complex...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 10, 2019

Childrens' Home Offered Kids a Second Chance

On Aug. 2, 1975, a quiet afternoon in Williamsburg was shattered by the sounds of screaming sirens. It didn't take long for people to realize where the fire trucks were rushing to. A look in the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 10, 2019

Two Flee Tuesday Morning Vehicle Crash on Dunnings Highway

Two people fled their overturned vehicle after crashing on Dunnings Highway near Benton Road in Freedom Township on Tuesday morning, Oct. 8. According to witness reports, the vehicle was traveling north on Dunnings Highway when it attempted to pass...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 10, 2019

Speaker urges States to do More Research on Marijuana

Last year, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman embarked on a tour of the state to gage public interest in the legalization of recreational marijuana. One of those stops included Blair County, where...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    October 10, 2019

Sheetz Donation to Help Greenfield Township

A $5,000 donation from the Sheetz Distribution Center and its employees will help Greenfield Township outfit the Claysburg Area Community Park with new picnic tables. Township supervisors discussed the donation at the Oct. 1 meeting. The township...

 

Herald Print Subscribers Get Free Access to Online Edition

The Herald is reminding readers that it now publishes an online version and has launched a sister publication, the Hollidaysburg Herald. The online version of the Morrisons Cove Herald is free to all those who purchase print subscriptions. Those who...

 

State Warns Residents to Protect Against Eastern Equine Encephalitis

The Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture and Health on Oct. 8 reminded Pennsylvanians to take every possible precaution against mosquito bites for themselves and their animals, especially horses. Last month, the administration announced the...

 

Problem Mosquito Carries Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health has warned Pennsylvanians to take precautionary measures against mosquito bites for themselves and their animals – specifically horses – as the rare mosquito-transmitted viral infection Easte...

 

Pa. Dept. of Aging Warns Seniors of Genetic Testing Scam

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is warning Pennsylvania seniors, their families, and caregivers about a new scam targeting older adults. DNA testing has become extremely popular in the past few years for people looking to learn more about their...

 

Williamsburg's 2019 Homecoming Court

The 2019 Williamsburg Homecoming King and Queen were crowned following a parade and before the football game between the Blue Pirates and the Northern Bedford Panthers. Court members are (from left):... Full story

 

Williamsburg Authority Proceeds with Grant

Stiffler McGraw engineer John Clabaugh told Williamsburg Municipal Authority during the regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1, of a new competitive grant that is available. The small systems grant is for smaller municipalities with projects totaling...

 

Woodbury Township (Blair) Gives Its Nuisance Ordinance a Makeover

A proposed nuisance ordinance, which has been discussed the last several months by the Woodbury Township supervisors, received a makeover during the regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3. Solicitor Dave Pertile presented the supervisors with a revised...

 

Fall Brings Cooler Gas Prices to Pennsylvania

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is four cents cheaper this week at $2.829 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. For another week, every state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast saw pump prices push...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Fairview Annual Chicken BBQ The Fairview Church of the Brethren will once again be having its fall barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 19. Those who would like to purchase tickets are asked to call Lois Lynn at (814) 729-7870....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 3, 2019

Local Woman Receives 2019 Mercy Award for 'Compassion'

Melanie Clapper, who has worked for 18 years in Environmental Services at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, is a recipient of Conemaugh Health System's 2019 Mercy Award. The hospital...

 

Cove Home to Two New State Dairy Royalty Members

The 62nd Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Pageant was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Red Lion Inn in Harrisburg. Twenty-eight young ladies from across the state competed for the title of the PA Dairy...

 

AccuWeather Predicts Slow Start to Autumn Leaf Change

After a slow start to autumn in the Northeast, the region is likely to enjoy colorful fall leaves for a shorter period than normal this year. Meanwhile, the Midwestern states will more than make up for the loss, with a vibrant and long-lasting... Full story

 

Lyme Disease Support Group to Meet

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 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...

 
 By Don Martin    News    October 3, 2019

Faith Assembly Hosts RESET Sunday

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, was a date that the congregation at Faith Assembly of God in Roaring Spring patiently waited all year. Pastors and church leaders have been attending conferences, workshops and meetings learning about the Acts 2 church and...

 

Ladies/ Teen Fall Encounter Set for Oct. 15

Lynn Cowell of Proverbs 31 Ministries will speak at the Ladies/Teen Fall Encounter, scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Faith Assembly, Roaring Spring. Cowell's message will be "Keep The... Full story

 

Wycliffe Associates to Host Bible Translation Program

The community is invited to attend a free dinner and program hosted by Wycliffe Associates at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. The theme for the evening will be “Seeds on Good Soil,” taken from Matthew...

 

Claysburg Sets CROP Walk for Oct. 13 at Park

The annual CROP Walk in Claysburg will be held Sunday, Oct. 14. Starting at 2 p.m. at Claysburg Church of the Brethren, walkers will head north along Bedford Street to Walnut Street, where they will turn west on Walnut to Clair Street. Participants... Full story

 

Catharine Township Wants Comments from Residents

Catharine Township’s Act 537 plan submitted to the DEP (Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection) was denied by the state. The announcement was made at the regular township meeting last Thursday evening, Sept. 26. The purpose of the DEP...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 3, 2019

W-burg Man's Conviction Upheld by Supreme Court

A Williamsburg man’s challenge of his conviction of sexual assault of a 6-year-old was dealt another blow by the Pennsylvania Superior Court last month. Howard Scott Allison, 53, was sentenced to 12.5 to 25 years after being found guilty of rape...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Library Story Hour Diane England will once again be bringing Story Hour back to the Williamsburg Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. Recommended ages are 3-5. For more information, please contact Diane England at 832-3661. Trick...

 

PA Farm Bill has New Rules in Effect for Farm Equipment

On August 28, the increased allowable width for farm implements on the roads, made possible by the PA Farm Bill, took effect. The allowable width increased from 16 feet to 18 feet. Under the new law, farm equipment drivers must have liability insuran...

 

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