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Battle of Midway

Anyone even remotely interested in 20th Century military history is at least somewhat familiar with the major battles of World War Two. Pearl Harbor, D-Day, and Iwo Jima come to mind. So does the Battle of Midway, a victory for the U.S. Navy that...

 

The Political Landscape Ahead

By LEE H. HAMILTON In the days following George H. W. Bush’s death, it was impossible to ignore the yearning for the civility, dignity and inclusiveness that the former president represented. It was a form of bipartisan nostalgia for a time when...

 

What Happened to the 'M' in STEM?

At the December meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area School Board, on which I serve, I voted against a proposal for eight new high school-level science and technology elective course offerings in our district. Why would I do that? After all, we live in...

 

America Has Waited Too Long For Farm Bill

The compromise farm bill secures several victories for conservation, beginning farmers, and rural communities, while failing to cap payments to the largest farms or secure stable long-term funding for working lands conservation. We are pleased that...

 

Force a Change in Pa. Legislature Rules

To the Editor: Procedural rules in our Pennsylvania Legislature matter. The first vote of the new session puts rules in place for the next two years. In many states, automatic calendar rules ensure bills are given a hearing and brought to a vote....

 

What Made Herald Headlines in 2018?

Editor’s Note This feature is a continuation of the Herald’s review of news and community events during 2018. This story covers July through December 2018. A review of the events of January through June was published in the Dec. 27, 2018,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 3, 2019

R.S. Council Passes Fireworks Ordinance

The Roaring Spring Borough Council, at its last meeting of the year on Dec. 10, wrapped up the year by adopting some ordinances and approving department budgets. Ordinance 2018-7, the Fireworks Ordinance, regulates the discharge of consumer...

 

Nason's First Baby of 2019

Baby Ryker Alan Stolz was born at 12:04 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He is the son of Branndon and Amanda Stolz of Altoona. Ryker weighed 6...

 

FRANK REED BERKHIMER

Capt. Frank Reed Berkhimer, United States Navy (Ret.), of Virginia Beach, Virginia, died peacefully at home on Thursday, Dec. 27. He was 87 years old. Capt. Berkhimer is survived by his wife of 64...

 

DIANE QUERRY MANSFIELD

Diane Querry Mansfield, 63, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born to David and Audrey Querry on Jan. 21, 1955, in...

 

JUNE MARJORIE SHOPE-WHETSTONE

June Marjorie Shope-Whetstone, 93, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away on Sunday morning, Dec. 30, 2018, at the home. Friends will be received...

 

ROBERT K. SELL

Robert K. Sell, 77, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at his home. A funeral was held on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Woodbury Church of the Brethren. Pastors David Ulm, Larry Graybill and Allen Baker...

 

RONALD W. 'BOONE' WHITE SR.

Ronald W. “Boone” White Sr., 77, of Ore Hill, formerly of Hollidaysburg, died on Monday morning, Dec. 24, 2018, at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Ronald was born on...

 

KRENT DAVID THOMPSON

Krent David Thompson, 54, of Buffalo, Wyoming, formerly of Martinsburg, died unexpectedly in Buffalo on Christmas day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, following complications of the flu. He was born on Sept. 21, 1964, in Roaring Spring, son of Raymond...

 

SCEA UPDATE: Loco Brings STEM To Elementary School

On Nov. 9, the Altoona Curve brought STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to the Martinsburg Elementary School (MES). The assembly, made possible through the Altoona Curve, was initiated at MES by teacher Mrs. Susan Claar. Mrs. Claar...

 

US Fly-Fishing Team Member

Chase Kreider, a junior at Central High School, has been named to the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team Inc., State College. The mission of the United States Youth Fly Fishing Team is to develop the highest...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    January 3, 2019

Annual Report for 2018

More than 70 inches of rain – officially. For months, it seemed as though we could not get more than two or three consecutive days of sunshine before things clouded up and the heavens let loose...

 

C-K Girls Win Own Tournament

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team captured the championship of the C&S Family Markets Holiday Hoops Tournament held Dec. 28-29 at C-K High School. The Lady Bulldogs defeated Chestnut Ridge 29 in the opening round on Dec. 28...

 

CHS Wins WHS Tourney, Again

The Central Dragon basketball team continued its inspired play with the championship at the Williamsburg Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28-29. The Dragons defeated the host Blue Pirates in the opening round before outlasting Philipsburg-Osceola in the...

 

Bulldogs Take 3rd at C&S Tourn.

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team placed third at C&S Family Markets Holiday Hoops Tournament held Dec. 28-29 at C-K High School. The Bulldogs improved to 5-3 on the season. Ridge 63, C-K 55 The second quarter spelled trouble...

 

Lady Pirates 2nd, NBC 4th At Williamsburg Tourney

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team finished second at the 2018 Lady Pirates Holiday Tournament held Dec. 26-27. The Lady Pirates improved their overall record to 3-4 following a victory over Northern Bedford in the first round on D...

 

Dragons Wrestle Past C-K

The Central Dragon wrestlers recorded their first win of the season on Dec. 27, defeating Claysburg 45-27. Central took advantage of six forfeits, as well as a decision and a fall. After forfeit victories by Ben and Jacob Detwiler, Michael Fowkes...

 

Forfeits Hurt C-K Wrestlers

Mount Union earned a 42-34 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel in high school wrestling action on Dec. 27. Cooper Lingenfelter (220), Hunter Dively (126), Cade Keithley (145) and Levi Brown (152) earned falls for the Bulldogs. Kobe Harr won by major...

 

Free-Throw Contest Jan. 12

The Tyrone Elks will hold its 48th annual Hoop Shoot Contest on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Bellwood-Antis Middle School gym. Registration and time to warm up will start at 4 p.m. and the contest will begin at 4:30 p.m. This free-throw competition is...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

If we imagine the Old Year as a person, he has only a day, a little bit more, till his life is over. His last breath is imminent, meaning that it is ready to take place, with death hanging...

 

Comm. Fund at 91% of Goal

The Martinsburg Area Community Fund has received $39,093 through Dec. 28. The amount received is $3,907 short of the goal of $43,000. Residents and businesses in the Martinsburg area who did not receive letters regarding the fund drive but wish to...

 

Lines By Lee: All Year Long

Since this column is appearing on my birthday, I thought I would share my birthday wish. World peace would be nice, but that’s not looking very promising. A cure for cancer would be great, also....

 

Thought for the Week: Day of Atonement

The Day of Atonement is a special holy day. During the 10 days between New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Jews were called to remember the past year: what they had done...

 

State Attorney General Offers Guidance on Health Insurance

In the wake of the Dec. 14 decision by a federal court judge in Texas on the Affordable Care Act, the Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro is offering guidance on what the ruling holds, what the impact is for Pennsylvanians, and what may happen...

 

SAMA-Loretto Celebrates Artists with 'Biennial 18'

Every two years, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art celebrates Pennsylvania's artists with its juried invitational exhibition, the Biennial. This fall, SAMA-Loretto continued the tradition with...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    News    January 3, 2019

Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy-RP): Churning Innovation

What is all the hype about on Dairy Revenue Protection or Dairy-RP? What does this product offer for protection and how does this program work? Innovation, such as Dairy-RP, is often born through...

 

PennDOT Offers Kid Work Zone Contest

PennDOT on Dec. 20 announced that the deadline for students to submit ideas for the department’s Innovations Challenge is extended to Jan. 25, 2019. Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to explore innovative technologies and methods ...

 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

The Rev. Heather Wurst, of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church on West Second Street, presenting her sermon during the church's Christmas Eve Candlelight Service....

 

Catharine Township Wrestles with Budget Issues for 2019

An $82,000 deficit in the 2019 budget caused concern for supervisors during Catharine Township’s regular meeting on Thursday evening, Dec. 27. An amount classified as “unbudgeted reserve,” caused the supervisors concern in approving the 2019...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

One of my new year’s resolutions is to eat better. This holiday season sure did a number to my waist line – but hey, what can I say? My mom and I are pretty good cooks. This week, here are two recipes that are sure to help you if you, like me,...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

The year 2019 is upon us. Can you believe it? I feel like 2018 flew by. With a new year, one must always set a resolution – you may stick to it, you may not. This week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What is your one wish for...

 

W. Pa. Gas Fall, Following National Trend

Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania were nearly nine cents cheaper at the end of the year at $2.525 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Statewide, gasoline was about five cents cheaper in Pennsylvania at $2.54. Nonetheless,...

 

GACTC Dir. Honored with IUP Award

The director of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center has been selected by Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a 2018 Young Alumni Achievement Award. Eric Palmer, a 2006 small business...

 

SCEA UPDATE: SCSD Teachers Donate to the Community

Each year, the teachers in the Spring Cove School District Education Association and other staff members contribute financially to the community in various ways. Teachers and staff members pay to dress down during certain days of the school year, and...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 3, 2019

Woodbury Council Swears in New Member

Woodbury Mayor David Chesney swore in Ronald Dibert as a new member of Woodbury Borough Council on Monday, Dec. 3. Dibert was approved as a new councilmember in November. Paperwork has been sent to get approval for welcome signs from PennDOT. These w...

 

Penn St. Extension Offers Candidate Workshop

For all those people who have ever thought about serving on their school board, borough council or township board – here's your chance to learn how to do it. Penn State Extension is offering a workshop called, “Toss Your Hat in the Ring.” The...

 

The Herald in Paris

Jeannie Smith and Gina Corrigan of Martinsburg, along with Nancy Lingenfelter of Roaring Spring, recently traveled to Paris and London. While in Paris, they visited the Eiffel Tower. Jeannie and Gina...

 

Bloody Run Hist. Society To Meet at Everett Library

The Bloody Run Historical will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Everett Free Library. Anyone interested in saving Everett’s history is urged to attend. The library is located on Main Street. Check the internet at www.bloodyrunhistory.org for...

 

South Hills Names Area Students to Fall Dean's List

South Hills School of Business & Technology has announced the dean’s list for the Fall 2018 term. To qualify for the dean’s list students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better in any term. The following students qualified for the...

 

Deadline to Apply for Mock History Award is April 1

The Bedford County Historical Society is reminding county seniors who are graduating in 2019 and are interested in applying for the Mary Alice (Hall) Mock History Award that the deadline to apply is a few months away. All necessary requirements must...

 
 By Don Martin    News    January 3, 2019

Trout Unlimited Chapter Monitors Roaring Spring Area

When you hear "Trout Unlimited," what comes to mind? An individual with a fly rod in hand attempting to lure a trout with an artificial fly? Although you are correct, however, the local John Kennedy T...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 3, 2019

Letters Sent For Aging Sewer Bills In SWT

The Board of Supervisors of South Woodbury Township met Tuesday, Dec. 4. A quorum was present with all supervisors in attendance. Collection letters were sent for aging sewer bills. Keller Engineers clarified that it will not be touching the sewer...

 
 By ERIK WHISKER    News    January 3, 2019

Take Back Our Town Organizers 'Proactive' In Communities Throughout Bedford County

Take Back Our Town of Bedford County was established in 2015 by several mothers who had been affected by the surge in drug use throughout the region. Take Back Our Town founders – Brandy Claycomb, Tammy Comp, Melanie Dunn and Misti Dull ...

 

State Finds Small Farms Helping Ches. Bay

In a report released Nov. 29, the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) described the commitment of Pennsylvania’s farmers to reducing pollutants in local streams and rivers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Department inspections...

 

Herald at Oak Island

Jacob Riley, 10, along with his parents John and Julie Riley of Martinsburg, visited Oak Island, North Carolina, during the week of Christmas. The family was visiting John's sister, Vicki Bayer, who...

 

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