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'Dr. Deer' Addresses Sportsmen on CWD and Herd Culling

On Saturday, July 13, Dr. James Kroll presented a seminar about deer and chronic wasting disease to more than 100 sportsmen at the Hollidaysburg Middle School auditorium. Kroll is known as "Dr. Deer"...

Ox Roast Fri. and Sat. in M-burg

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its largest fundraiser of the year – the annual Ox Roast Festival – Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, starting at 11 a.m. each day at the Alley Kitchen at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Food...

Roaring Spring Man Sentenced for Obtaining Stolen Benefits

A Roaring Spring man who pled guilty in federal court to stealing government funds was sentenced last week to 180 days of home detention, three years of probation and ordered to make restitution. Glenn P. Rhykerd, 69, pled guilty in February of...

Soap Box Laundry Launches Drop-off Service at Martinsburg

The owners of the Soap Box Laundromats in Martinsburg and Roaring Spring have launched a new laundry service. Starting on Monday, July 22, a "fluff and fold" laundry service will be offered from the...

GACTC Students Participate In SkillsUSA Competition

The Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center has announced the results of its student competitors at the national SkillsUSA Competition in June. The SkillsUSA Championships are a variety of competitive events showcasing the top career and...

Douglas Smith Resigns from M-burg Council

Martinsburg Borough Council is accepting letters of interest for a vacancy that has occurred due to an immediate resignation. The council on July 8 accepted the resignation of Douglas D. Smith, who was the council’s pro-tem. To fill the pro-tem...

Newry Borough Reduces Number of Council Seats from 5 to 3

Newry borough has had trouble filling all five seats on its council, making it difficult to conduct borough business. With just three sitting council members and nobody seeking a seat in last May’s primary election, the borough has come to the...

Taylor Twp. Residents Raise Concerns About Local Roads

The Taylor Township Supervisors’ July 8 meeting opened to a packed house of concerned citizens. A couple residing on Cemetery Avenue in Roaring Spring attended to ask who owns the road. The residents said upgrades and repairs to the road are not...

Altoona Native to Speak at Tea Party Meeting

The Blair County Tea Party will host Robert Shannon, an Altoona native who has been at the leading edge of the Tea Party movement in central Virginia since 2009, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona (112 S. 13th St.). Shannon...

Blair County 4-H Youth Compete at Agriculture Challenge

Four Blair County 4-H members, making up the Blair County 4-H Science of Agriculture Team, competed against 10 other teams from across the state June 19-21. Team members Kase Smith, Garrison Dibert,...

Rotary, Dragon Pride Golf Outing Exceeds Goals

The fourth annual Morrisons Cove Rotary Club and Dragon Pride Foundation Golf Outing was held Friday, June 14, at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring RR. Officials said the golf outing was a...

Commissioners to Meet July 22-23 in Harrisburg

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is scheduled to meet Monday, July 22, and Tuesday, July 23, at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters. Both meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., with doors opening at 7:45 a.m. Individuals interested in offering...

The Sportsman's Corner

Not long ago, I had just finished mowing my lawn for what seemed to be the millionth time this summer when I noticed my neighbor, Dr. Archie O. Logist, professor of phenomenology at the nearby...

Pennsylvania Continues for Dedicated Fish and Wildlife Conservation Funding

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission see today’s introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in the U.S. House of Representatives as landmark legislation that could provide more care for...

Facts Don't Change Just Because You Don't Like Them

In last week’s Herald, I wrote an article about the incident in Claysburg where a pit bull attacked a family of three. In that article I pointed out that this was the second serious pit bull attack in our area in the last 14 months as a...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I'm a Roaring Spring native, 1995 graduate of Central High School and a Penn State architecture Class of 2000 grad now residing in San Diego, California. Our families continue to...

Why Public Libraries Are Relevant in the Digital Age

When people ask me what I do for a living and I respond with “I work at the Roaring Spring Community Library,” I almost always get the same reaction. If I had a dollar for every time someone hinted that my job and the place where I work are no...

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 18:1-11 Genesis 15:1-4 Genesis 26:22-25 Exodus 14:13-16 Joshua 8:1 & 10:8 & 25 St. Luke 1:30-35 St. Luke 2:10-14 "Fear Not." These are some of the most wonderful words ever...

Lines by Lee

I had the opportunity last week to perform the wedding ceremony for a young woman who had been in my youth group. I saw her grow up. Her future husband and I last summer bonded over our love of...

Dave Scott's July Column Misleads

I read "Dave Scott, Jr.'s" "Nonfiction Section" in the July 5, 2019, Herald and, as usual, some of his information sounds ... well, fictional. But "Dave" doesn't site the source for his numbers....

CKHS Class of 1969

The Claysburg-Kimmel Class of 1969 had its 50th reunion on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29. A picnic get-together was held at the home of Rich and Sandy Allison in Claysburg on Friday evening,...

Braden Ebersole Earns Degree at Frostburg St. U.

Braden Ebersole, of New Enterprise, recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Frostburg (Maryland) State University during its 154th commencement ceremonies. FSU President Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk conferred nearly 700...

Splashdown at the Park

Leah Pugh, 9, of Hollidaysburg, comes off the water slide at Hershberger Memorial Pool in Martinsburg Friday, July 12 . More than 150 children from the Blair Regional YMCA (formerly the...

Where There Is Great Love, There Are Always Miracles

The signs lining the parking lot at First United Methodist Church of Hollidaysburg for the Zack Hinish Foundation annual Yard Sale on Saturday, July 13, said it all. "No Prices. Donations Accepted."...

Cooling off at Hershberger Memorial Pool

Herald photographer Gary M. Baranec visited Hershberger Memorial Pool in Martinsburg on Friday, July...

Good Luck, Kid

Trainer Sheri Conn gives some last-minute instructions to Zoey Furman, 8, of Davisville, before the start of the Showmanship Competition Sunday morning, July 14, during the Williamsburg Horse Show...

International Friends Visit RS

The Roaring Spring Historical Society was delighted to welcome more international friends to its monthly "Ice Cream Special" event June 16. Central High School alumna and former exchange student from...

'Joy' in the City

Mill Hill Farms, Williamsburg, brought "Joy" to the Williamsburg Senior Center on Friday, July 12, for Cow Appreciation Day. It was Joy's first time in the...

Youth Have Crossed Bridges for 11 Years

What do you get when you cross Williamsburg youth with summer community service and recreational activities? You get the Bridge Project. The Bridge Project is in its 11th year in Williamsburg and is...

Allison Reunion to Be Held Sunday in Williamsburg

The 95th annual Samuel Allison clan reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Williamsburg Riverside Park Pavilion. Relatives are asked to gather at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and bring a picnic hot and cold dish to share at 1:30 p.m....

DONNA JUNE SLIKER

Donna June Sliker, 66, of Roaring Spring, died peacefully Thursday evening, July 11, 2019, at home. Friends and family will be received from 5 until the 7:30 memorial service Friday, July 26, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc.,...

WINIFRED F. (DECARLO) EDWARDS

Winifred F. (DeCarlo) Edwards, 87, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday evening, July 11, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A rosary service and vigil for the deceased was recited Tuesday, July 16, at John K....

JAMES W. HAMM

James W. Hamm, 77, of Roaring Spring, died Sunday morning, July 14, 2019, at home, following a battle with cancer. A funeral was held Wednesday, July 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Roaring Spring. The Rev. Kevin Locker officiated....

DEATH RECORD

EDWARDS (DECARLO), Winifred F., 87, Williamsburg HAMM, James W., 77, Roaring Spring SLIKER, Donna June, 66, Roaring Spring SMITH, Charles E., 70,...

Other Articles of Interest

Community Events Calendar - The Cove

Submit an Event Thursday, July 18 Wellness Day – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Southern Blair Senior Center, East Freedom. Sponsored by Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries. DESA Horseshoe Curve Chapter #37 Luncheon Meeting – noon, Martinsburg Fire Hall....

Community Events Calendar - Williamsburg

Submit an Event THURSDAY, JULY 18 – Body Sculpting Using Bands and Weights – 8 a.m. at The Crossroads. • Stability Ball Class – 8:45 a.m. at The Cross- roads. • Food Bank Distribution – 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. ...

Public Notices

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