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Drugs Discovered on Walmart Shoplifting Suspect

A Hagerstown man’s trip to the local Walmart resulted in theft and drug related charges and a holiday behind bars. According to Freedom Township police, on Dec. 19, Chase T. Worthington, 31, of Hagerstown Md., was at the East Freedom Walmart when...

 

WISE Women of Blair Co. Seek Applications, Welcome New Board Members

Applications open WISE Women of Blair County has announced that they are seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. The deadline for applications is no later than 4 p.m. on...

 

Lime Feed Truck Rolls

A tri axle dump truck hauling lime feed material rolled onto its side on Dunnings Highway and Woodbury Pike, Freedom Township, on Dec. 28. According to Freedom Township police, the driver was coming...

 
 By EMMA GILL    News    January 5, 2023

CK FBLA's Serving Seniors Deliver Fruit Baskets

Due to the increased costs of food, heating oil, and medicine, Claysburg-Kimmel's Future Business Leaders of America Chapter has created a community service project for the 2022-23 school year. "Servi...

 

Wolf Administration, AARP Highlight Safety for Mature Drivers

With nearly a quarter of Pennsylvania's licensed drivers 65 years of age or older, the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation (PennDOT), Aging (PDA) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), along...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers: One Last Look Back

Many of us can’t wait to say goodbye to the previous year and hello to this “new year, new me” mentality. However, for some, 2022 had lots of great moments, and that’s what inspired my question for this week – what was your favorite or...

 

Turning Trash Into Treasure: Trail Town Treasures Opens

It's often been said that someone's trash is another person's treasure. For Williamsburg resident Judy Hanna, this couldn't be more true. The self-proclaimed "dumpster diver" enjoys turning someone...

 

Williamsburg FFA Members to be Honored with Keystone Degrees

Six students from the Williamsburg FFA Chapter will receive their Keystone Degrees this year. These students include Justin Brubaker, Brian Weidel, Cody Ross, Elijah Shultz, Evan James, Cole...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 5, 2023

Woodbury Borough Holds First Meeting of the Year

Woodbury Borough held its first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. on Jan. 2 in the Community Center. All members were present except for the mayor. The treasurer report was given by Secretary/Treasurer Barb Wilt and was approved. There is a balance of...

 

Springing a Leak

Bitter cold temperatures over Christmas weekend froze the water in the pipe going to the Curryville water tower causing the pipe to leak. A crew from Hickes Associates Inc. of Alexandria was called...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    January 5, 2023

Winter Trends in Pennsylvania Continue from 1800s

The bitter cold days experienced in Morrisons Cove over Christmas generated conversations recalling similar blustery days of three decades ago. But weather of two centuries ago also comes to mind. While this attempt at weather conversation falls...

 

S. Glenn Speacht

Stillman Glenn Speacht, 88, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord, Monday morning, Dec. 19, 2022, at his home. He was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Altoona, son of the late Stillman E. and A....

 

Theresa Ann Corle Weist

Theresa Ann Corle Weist, 52, of Breezewood, passed away Dec. 28, 2022, at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital. She was born Jan. 21, 1970 in Roaring Spring; daughter of K. Wayne and Shirley J. (Musselman)...

 

Rodney Lee Oldham

Rodney Lee Oldham, 60, of Claysburg, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at home. He was born Aug. 10, 1962, in Baltimore, son of the late Charles H. and Linda L....

 

George P. Hershberger

George P. Hershberger, 94, of Woodbury, passed away Dec. 10, 2022, at home. He was born Sept. 8, 1928, in New Enterprise; the oldest son of the late Ross and Cleo (Detwiler) Hershberger. On Aug. 11, 1950, at the Raven Run Church of the Brethren, he...

 

Penny Mae Albright

Penny Mae Albright, 68, of Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 20, 2022, in Altoona. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, at Martinsburg Church of God, with her brother, Pastor Carl T. Miner officiating. Private inurnment...

 

Deloris Jean (Lundquist) Eichelberger-Territo

Deloris Jean (Lundquist) Eichelberger-Territo, 89, of Martinsburg passed away just after midnight in the early hours of Jan. 1, 2023, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She grew up in Hopewell, the daughter of Arthur D. and Rhoda M. (Gainer) Lundquist,...

 

Love Feasts and Cherries in Curryville

Curryville Road will take you into beautiful country with bountiful fields and bring you to the village of Woodbury. The Woodbury Church of The Brethren is on the first road to your right. Our church...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

As we look forward to all that 2023 has to offer, it would be remiss not to reflect on the year behind us. So, let’s look at the top circulations in 2022 at the Martinsburg Community Library. If you missed any of these amazing reads, stop by the...

 
 By Ad Crable    Opinion    January 5, 2023

Oaks Are Dying At Record Rates Across Chesapeake Region

It’s not your imagination. Those beautiful mature oaks are dying, along the road, in forests, perhaps even in your yard — at an accelerating rate. Reports of mature, seemingly healthy trees suddenly becoming leafless and dropping dead branches...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 6, 1898 Frank Corriger, aged 55, was fatally shot while attending a party at Carlim, near Williamsburg, on Sunday afternoon. The gun was said to be in the hands of Joseph Fonner, a fellow quarry employee. The men were drinking at the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 11, 1973 Paul Stankiewicz, former assistant postmaster at Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, has been named officer in charge at the Williamsburg Post Office. Nicholas A. Morelli, former Williamsburg postmaster, was named officer in...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 12, 1923 A fire in Altoona destroyed the Goldstein business block at 1313 Eleventh Avenue. In addition to the loss of the Goldstein building and all the clothing and merchandise inside, the Bon Ton store was gutted and all merchandise...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 15, 1998 Todd Dishong of Williamsburg was back from a two-week trip to China with members of Bible Carriers International. Dishong made the trip as a part of a local missionary support team called CROSS (Christian Rangers on Special...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 8, 1948 Dr. George E. Espy announced plans to open a veterinary practice in Morrisons Cove. A graduate of Penn State and the University of Penn, he served in the veterinary corps of the Army, stationed in Newfoundland, Iceland, and...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 10, 2013 Mary McConnell Bailey, a New York City heiress who passed away in 2011 at the age of 88, had ties to the Morrisons Cove area through her mother, Sara, who was a member of the D.M. Bare family. D.M. Bare was the founder of...

 

Fling Wide the Door

Scripture text Psalm 146: 5-10 This season that we just passed through has some wonderful moments no matter how many times we experience it. This psalm that we look at today is the song of a person...

 

Bishop Mourns the Passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict, Recalls Fond Memories of 2011 Meeting

Bishop Mark Bartchak issued the following statement regarding the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Today, I join Catholics...

 

Thought for the Week

This “Thought” will hopefully cause us to think about The Church/Christians. For Christians are The Church, one at a time. Followers of Christ were first called Christians at Antioch. It was...

 

Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE PROGRAM MODIFICATION PA Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program County of Blair on behalf of Non-Entitlements, Antis Township, Blair Township, Frankstown Township, Greenfield Township, Borough of Hollidaysburg & Borough of... Full story

 

Partying at the Park

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park had events for days leading up to the New Year's Eve celebration. About 300 people made their way to the park on New Year's Eve to bowl or roller skate. The park also...

 

Luminaries for the New Year

Lori and Scott Douglas of New Enterprise put out their luminaries for New Year's Eve, as Christmas Eve was too windy and cold....

 

C-K Sports Rescheduled

The wrestling match at Claysburg-Kimmel School District scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 15 2022, vs. Southern Huntingdon has been postponed to Jan. 19, 2023. The JH, JV and Varsity boys basketball games scheduled at Tussey Mountain Dec. 23 have been...

 

Central Basketball Seeing Victories to End 2022

Lady Dragons find a Win The Lady Dragon Basketball team traveled to take part in the Reliance Bank Holiday Tournament hosted by Northern Blair Kiwanis. After coming up just short against the Bellwood-...

 

Spring Cove Wins Holiday Tournament

Spring Cove (Base Camp Guns) won the Bellwood-Antis Elementary Sixth Grade Basketball Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29 by defeating Mifflin County 45-4, Bellwood-Antis 33-10, Bedford 46-17 and Tyrone...

 

Annual Report for 2022

As a now 73-year-old sportsman, I appreciate all of the days I continue to spend in the outdoors. As occurred during 2021, I would not have collected either a deer or a turkey in 2022 if I didn't...

 

Lady Pirates Dominate Holiday Tourn.

ABOVE: Williamsburg's Jade Carper defends against Northern Bedford's Abby Kline Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Williamsburg High School during the first night of the Lady Pirate Holiday Tournament. BELOW:...

 

Successful Hunting Season Ends

Colton Dick, 9, of Williamsburg got this deer on the last day of hunting. Dick also shot a doe this hunting season. Dick is the son of Danielle Schumacher of Williamsburg and Cody Dick of Petersburg. His great-grandmother Gladys Estep shared this...

 

Penelec's Dec. 28 Power Outage Was Necessary for Crew Safety

A Penelec spokesman said that the planned power outage on Dec. 28, 2022, went mostly as planned but he could not verify that the upgrades will improve electric power reliability in Morrisons Cove. Todd Meyers, a senior communications representative...

 

A Spate of House Fires Makes for a Busy December

When the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Back Street on the evening of Dec. 2, it kicked off what would turn out to be an unusually busy month that kept...

 

What Was Making Herald Headlines in 2022?

JULY The Altoona-Blair County Airport announced that a new carrier would begin servicing the airport. Airport Manager Tracy Plessinger said that Contour Airlines of Smyrna, Tenn., would take over pass...

 

Community Fund Surpasses Goal To Finish 2022

As of Dec. 28, 2022, the Martinsburg Community Fund surpassed its goal of $45,000 at $46,387. At the end of November, the community fund was about $7,000 ahead of where it was in 2021. The final 2022 count included checks from 39 residents and seven...

 

Another Power Outage Planned

A three-hour power outage is planned for TOMORROW, JAN. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will affect similar areas to the previous power outage. Customers affected will receive a call from Penelec. The purpose of this power outage is to replace...

 

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