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CLAYSBURG — The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau visited the Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School this past week to teach children about the importance of farming through science.

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Mount Union Christian Church stands in a bucolic setting in Menchtown, West Providence Township, where its pastor, with a refurbished church bell, is ringing in what he hopes is a new era.

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A Three Springs man was charged with cruelty to animals.

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DEFIANCE — Acid mine discharge abatement projects and the completion of summer road surfacing work were topics occupying the Broad Top Township supervisors’ monthly agenda during their meeting this month.

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The menu for the senior centers in Bedford County for Sept. 16-20 is as follows:

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(Obituaries on Page A17)

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For the past 14 years, Kay Reynolds has been an advocate for her community by promoting the work of Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and leading the push to build the foundation’s Bedford County Endowments.

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SOMERSET — Readers and writers from across the region will fill the streets of Uptown Somerset on Sept. 21 for the second annual Festival of Books in the Alleghenies. Visitors can mingle with more than 45 authors representing a wide range of interests and genres: adventure, children’s, crime…

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Southern Cove Power Reunion’s annual tractor show will be held through Sept. 15 at 145 Cave Road, New Enterprise. Daily activities include threshing, baling, corn binder, tractor games, flea market, sawmill and shingle mill. A classic and farm stock pull will be held Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. and a…

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A reader received a suspected fraudulent email that said it came from a local bank.

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CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel’s school board approved a contract extension with the teachers union Wednesday, following negotiations that both sides said were smooth and amicable.

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Two defendants accused of luring a man to a Hopewell Township home in order to rob him were held for court on Wednesday following a preliminary hearing that included inconsistent testimony by their accuser.

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The following defendants were held for a preliminary hearing in central court on Wednesday:

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Speaking as workers or potential workers from four different age groups, panelists at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Community Showcase said Wednesday there are many reasons why they wanted a career in Bedford County. They also said they would like to see future changes to…

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NEW BALTIMORE — The British author, William Henry Hudson (1841-1922), said, “You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.” My optimistic and wise father said to me, “If you can LEARN to fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren, you can find your utopia right where you hang your hat.”

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Democrats of Bedford County will meet Sept. 24 at the American Legion, 3721 Business 220, Bedford. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., with a light supper provided. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The group meets the last Tuesday of each month, except December. For more information go to ww…

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Bedford County Players will host auditions for the Christmas show, “Christmas Through the Years,” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, Penn Street. Use the side entrance of the church. There will be a need for singers, dancers and actors and a good joke tell…

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LOYSBURG — Northern Bedford County School District parents approached the board of directors at its first meeting of the school year Tuesday to address transportation concerns.

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SAXTON — Parents, teachers and community members were at the Tussey Mountain High School cafeteria for the monthly Tussey Mountain School District Board of Directors work session to voice their concerns about busing.

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From the opening days of the War Between the States to the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, Bedford County soldiers were on hand at virtually all of the major engagements in the East, and some in the Western theater as well.

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(Obituaries on Page A14)

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Megan Smith and Chris Shaffer of Hyndman are pleased to announce the birth of a daughter, Allison Lorraine Shaffer. The baby arrived Sept. 3 at Western Maryland Health System, Cumberland, Maryland. She weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 15 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jeffrey and L…

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(Obituaries on Page A16)

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LSF9 Master Part Trust to Joseph L. Crossman, Bloomfield Twp., $101,000.

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(Obituaries on Page A6)

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“Come on and join our convoy, Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.” That’s exactly what 95 truckers did Saturday as they rolled that truckin’ convoy ’cross Bedford and Everett for what was a record setting Bedford County Convoy of Diesel Dreams.

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One longstanding Bedford County tradition helping out another. That is what happened Saturday when the Bedford Fall Foliage Committee made a donation of $10,000 to the Bedford County Fair Board for the restoration of the Fair’s office, which was destroyed in a fire on Aug. 10.

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Freedom From Smoking classes will be held on Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 22, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Building, 203 S. Juliana St., Bedford. An extra class will be held during “quit week” on Oct. 3. The classes are hosted by the Lung Disease Foundatio…

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Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1957 gathered for a reunion Aug. 17 at Slick’s Ivy Stone. Attending were Yvonne (Miller) Wentz, Beverly (Barefoot) Lehman, Lillian (Williams) Dilling, Phylis (Allison) Imgrund, Ross Cook, Dale Faupel, Doris (Claycomb) Evans, Virginia (Diehl) Colvin and Nan…

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Della Watters of WattersWorks & Company of Everett was named a bronze medalist during Professional Photographers of America’s 2019 International Photographic Competition.

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The Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1959 met Aug. 4 at Slick’s Ivy Stone Restaurant for its 60th class reunion. Attending were, front, from left, Sandra (Mattern) Morgart, Beverly (Mickle) Bence, Connie (Ellis) Imler, Ted Benna, Alice (Fleegle) Feather, Patsy (McDonald) Bowser and Sally …

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After rain canceled their previous performance, the Desperados, an Eagles tribute band, filled Tenley Park for the final Party in the Park Saturday night. At right, Don Maue of Pittsburgh based Eagles tribute band Desperados performs in the center of the crowd Saturday during the last Party …

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Bedford Lions member Ron Rhodes stands with the poster and white cane money tube outside Giant Eagle in Bedford. The Lions Club’s annual fundraiser continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Sept 13 and 14. The funds support Lion activities internationally, nationally and locally,…

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William H. Jr. and Carol (Hine) Snyder of 239 S. Richard St., Bedford, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary today.

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SHANKSVILLE — Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt will deliver remarks at the 18th annual Sept. 11 observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial on Wednesday.