Local Offices an Important Part of Primary Election

Tuesday, May 18, is Primary Election Day and although it’s an off year with no state or national offices in our district up for grabs, there are a few county and plenty of municipal offices to warrant a strong local turnout. The only county...

All Four Cove School Districts Have Candidates for School Board

The four school districts in the Herald’s coverage area have seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s primary election. Running to fill four seats for a four-year term on the Spring Cove School board, Linda Kay Smith, John R. Biddle and Amy...

Freedom Township Turkey Hill Closes Without Notice

The Turkey Hill convenience store in East Freedom has closed its doors. The doors were locked at 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, and workers began removing signage. Freedom Township officials said they were not notified by Turkey Hill officials of their...

What Will Your Primary Ballot Look Like?

With the primary elections coming up on May 18, voters may be wondering, what will my ballot look like? The following sample ballots from Roaring Spring show, in general, what ballots will look like for 2021. Voters who would like to see their...

One-Stop Voting Information Is Available at VotesPA.com

In preparation for Pennsylvania’s municipal primary election on May 18, Pa. Acting Secretary of State Veronica W. Degraffenreid reminded Pennsylvanians they can find voting information at votesPA.com. “The votesPA.com site is a one-stop shop...

Ballot Asks Pa. Voters to Decide Constitutional Amendments on Disaster Declarations

Pennsylvania voters heading to the polls on May 18 will have the opportunity to vote on two proposed amendments to the state constitution relating to disaster emergency declarations. The full text of these proposed amendments were published in the...

Greenfield Township to Install Fence Around Claysburg Park Basketball Court

The Greenfield Township board of supervisors voted to approve the installation of fencing around the Claysburg Area Community Park basketball court at their May 4 meeting. Suter Fencing, Altoona, was awarded a contract for the project, having...

Woodbury Funeral Home Changes Family, Ownership

A local funeral home is seeing changes that may one day include a new family legacy. As of April 9, Weaver Funeral Home in Woodbury has changed owners and become Stone Funeral Home & Cremation...

Bender, James, Seek to Retain Seats in Freedom Township

Longtime Freedom Township Supervisor Ed Bender is seeking another six-year term on the board. Bender was first elected to the board of supervisors in 1998, serving as the liaison between township...

Depto. de la Salud empieza a usar un mapa de vacuna para mejorar acceso a la vacuna para COVID-19

El 7 de mayo, el Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania empezó a usar vaccines.gov como la fuente de mapas para ayudar a individuos a encontrar un lugar donde se pueden vacunar. Vaccines.gov, también conocido como Vaccine Finder, es un servicio...

From the Editor to Herald Sports Fans

To ‘A Flummoxed Fan’: We at the Herald recently received a letter from an unhappy baseball fan. The Central High School baseball team is having an incredible season. The team is ranked No. 1 in the AAA division of Pennsylvania and ranked No. 4...

Sports Roundup and Cancellations

MID-STATE BOYS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE The Mid-State Volleyball League has announced the all-star selections for the 2021 boys volleyball season: Eli Lingenfelter, Central H.S., 11th grade, number 9, position: MH Zach Wyant, Central H.S., 11th grade,...

The Big Time

The big time for fly-fishermen has arrived. The major hatches of aquatic mayflies are going to be hatching from area trout streams for the next five or six weeks and trout are going to be gorging on...

Youth Bowling Champions

Colby Gojmerac, age 10, from Roaring Spring, won the Altoona Youth Bowling "Bowler of the Year" tournament on Saturday, April 3, by bowling a 475 series. Colby, currently a fourth grader at...

Why Vote 'Yes'?

Editor’s Note: Pa. State Sen. Judy Ward (Pa. 30th Senate District) issued the following statement on May 7. Unfortunately, primary elections are usually treated as a rather ho-hum event by the electorate. All too often it is seen as an occasion...

Why Vote 'No'?

Editor’s Note: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf issued the following statement Jan. 13, 2021. In response to the House GOP’s plans to subvert democracy through amending the Constitution: “HB 55 would hinder our ability to respond quickly, comprehensively...

Appreciation for Local Caregivers

On May 6, 2021, the Social Ministry Committee of St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Martinsburg honored the staffs of the Homewood Retirement Center, The Village at Morrisons Cove and Conemaugh Nason...

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

Katherine Parker is about to get everything she is ever dreamed, so why doesn’t she feel fulfilled? In an attempt to find answers, she travels to Hope Harbor, Oregon, to a secluded house for some...

Other Voices

The Wolf administration, in coordination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force, announced today that mitigation orders except masking will be lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, at 12:01 a.m. The current order requiring Pennsylvanians to...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a Republican Party Committee Member I am supporting Robin Patton for prothonotary. She is a true Republican who not only has been there for the Republican Party but has installed those values in the prothonotary’s office. As a...

A Note Regarding the Bowers Obituary

The obituary for Thomas Emory Bowers printed in the May 6, 2021, edition of the Herald contained incorrect dates for the viewing and funeral. We apologize for any errors and for any distress this caused the family. The Herald gets information...

Nellie Jane Suter

Nellie Jane Suter, 87, of Woodbury, formerly of Curryville, passed away May 8, 2021, at home. She was born March 31, 1934, in Frosty Hollow; daughter of the late Daniel I. and M. Lenore (Johnson)...

Thomas Emory Bowers, Jr.

Thomas Emory Bowers, Jr., 65, of Henrietta, passed away peacefully at home Sunday night, May 2, 2021, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 1, 1956,...

Monday Afternoon Nap

Lawrence Zimmerman of Martinsburg catches a quick afternoon nap while waiting for his wife Emma to have some dental work done while parked along State Street Monday, May...

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The English language is incredible. Some of the ways to properly spell the words we use are unbelievable and there are so many exceptions to the rule. Without a good memory or much practice, proper...

Spring Extravaganza Called a Success

Williamsburg's Spring Extravaganza, held on Saturday, had more than 90 vendors. There were many activities offered, from food trucks and axe throwing. Unfortunately, the rain and cold had other...

Off Pitt Street Theatre Provides Plenty of Summer Entertainment

Off Pitt Street Theatre (OPS) in Bedford will provide many entertainment options for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. Starting Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15, OPS will be performing a...

A Great Birthday!

Danika Laratando (back) celebrated her upcoming 13th birthday with four very special people. "My granddaughter is blessed to have all four of her great grandmothers...

Birth Announcement

Elsie & Thomas Gibney of Hollidaysburg RD, welcomed their 4th child, Owen Thomas Gibney at 4:55 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. The infant weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 and a half inches in...

Slow 'er down a little there, Buddy

Martinsburg police officer Logan Tornatore checks the speed of motorists traveling along Allegheny Street from his location at Walnut Street Monday, May...

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 13, 2011 The Leon E. Kensinger Memorial Award was presented to the family of Elvin R. Burket. Honored for outstanding service in the field of education, Mr. Burket taught school from 1918 until 1970. Students from Mrs. Patricia...

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 9, 1996 Friendship Fire Company of Roaring Spring will sponsor a parade, hold a chicken barbecue and offer amusement rides as part of the annual Spring Dam Festival. Freedom Township soon will be putting its own ambulance into...

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 13, 1971 Dale W. Detwiler, president of the board of trustees at Nason Hospital, was the featured speaker at a dedication ceremony for the hospital’s new wing. Several hundred persons toured the new facilities at an open house....

Thought for the Week

Last week we celebrated National Day of Prayer. Hopefully, you were able to attend some sort of prayer rally. I am reminded there is a passage in Scripture that says God is wearied by the many words...

A Declaration of Faith

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” (Hebrews 11:1, NIV) We hold these truths to be self-evident,...

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