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New Year Good Time for Veterans to Review, Update Benefits Earned by Serving Our Nation

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) says that the start of the New Year is a good time for veterans to meet with an accredited professional to ensure they are receiving or maximizing the benefits they have earned...

 

Rural Broadband Efforts Moving Forward

Alleghenies Broadband, Inc. (ABI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving internet connectivity in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset Counties. In recent months, ABI has been collaborating with local...

 

Storm is A-Brewing

Another snapshot from Herald Correspondent Judith Ott shows the snow across a Woodbury field. The ominous clouds suggest the snow isn't over. Temperatures continued to drop in the days after this...

 

Spotted Lanternfly Lore: Penn State Experts Clear Up Falsehoods About Pest

With endless information available 24/7 on the internet and social media, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. That certainly is true in the case of the spotted lanternfly. This destructive pest has bewildered and frustrated many people sinc...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

We’re practicing healthy eating, at least for this month and at least in our house. I always think about how busy my sister and I are and how convenient it is to just order out instead of cooking. This week, I got two healthy eating recipes that...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    January 13, 2022

Herald Meets With W-burg Lions Club

Publisher’s Assistant Lugene Shelly and I had the pleasure of attending the Williamsburg Lions Club General Membership meeting on Jan. 10 to discuss the Morrisons Cove Herald. The club was very positive about the Herald’s Williamsburg corresponde...

 

Legal Issues Resolved at Authority

A leak out on Ridge Road might have became a legal issue for the Williamsburg Municipal Authority, but Authority voted to accept payment. C&R Boring had installed pipe that was leaking, and the project cost $4265 to fix, with C&R knowing about leak....

 

Williamsburg Featured In Book About 'Bills' And 'Williams'

There are more than four million boys and men in the United States named Willliam or Bill, and a new book introduces a lot of them. There are also twenty-seven Williamsburgs in the world. All but one...

 

Borough Votes 'No' for Liquor License

"A lot of these trail town people are looking for a place to get a sandwich and a beer," Williamsburg Borough Council President Don Zimmerman said to Borough members and public during the Martin...

 

Local Students Make Deans' Lists for Fall 2021

BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY Everett – Alexandra Iseminger, Speech Pathology Audiology BOB JONES UNIVERSITY East Freedom – Elizabeth Fiess, Marine Science, Anthropology and Georgraphy COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY President’s List: Claysburg ...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    January 13, 2022

'Jim' Lyons of Potter Creek: Part 2

The obituary for James Lyons also conflicts with the Herald article regarding parentage and age. It reads: "James Lyons, aged colored man and lifelong resident of the southern end of Morrisons Cove,...

 

PennDOT Issues Reminder: Keep Snow off Roadways

With the snow finally arriving across the region, PennDOT is reminding residents of guidelines for shoveling or plowing snow around state-owned roadways to help ensure safe travel through the season. Maintaining safe and passable roads is...

 

Winter Crashes Account for Nearly Half of All Crashes

According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place during the winter. Winter storms, bad weather, and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes a...

 

PennDOT's Plans for Winter Weather Travel

In the wake of last week's snow and ice storms, PennDOT reminds drivers what each tier of travel restriction means. Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) restrictions are issued in tiers based on the...

 

Georgette May (Lehrsch) Logue

Georgette May (Lehrsch) Logue, 95, of Curryville Rd., Martinsburg, passed away Jan. 5, 2022. She was born July 19, 1926, in Altoona; daughter of the late John and Ellen (Sweeny) Lehrsch. On June 1,...

 

Richard C. "Rick" Snyder

Richard C. “Rick” Snyder, 74 of East Freedom, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center. He was born Jan. 28, 1947, in East Freedom, son of the late Thomas Earl and...

 

Gary Chester Bassler

Gary Chester Bassler, also known as GB, Dad, and Pap, went to be with his Lord on December 30th, 2021, after fighting an uphill battle in warrior style. Although he felt that he had more time to...

 

Rufus H. Detwiler

Rufus H. Detwiler, 97, of Woodbury, passed away Jan. 5, 2022, at the Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Home. He was born Oct. 25, 1924, in Saxton; son of the late Sherman H. and Wealthy M. (Harvey) Detwiler. On October 12, 1947, in Woodbury; he was united...

 

Meredith Arlene Erb

Meredith Arlene Erb, 91, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Jan. 5, 2022. She was born Feb. 23, 1930; daughter of the late Jesse W. and Mae (Kagarise) Imler. Her husband, Chester Roy “Chet” Erb, preceded her in death Dec. 11, 2015; they were...

 

Deloris M. "Dee" McConahy

Deloris M. “Dee” McConahy, 75, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 8, 2022, at UPMC Altoona. She was born July 16, 1946, in Texas Corner, Bedford County, daughter of the late...

 

PA CareerLink in D-ville Reopens to the Public

In response to an increasing demand for job-seeker and employer assistance, PA CareerLink Blair County has reopened the Duncansville affiliate site located at 536 3rd Ave, Duncansville, PA 16635. The site will be open Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 13, 2022

Southern Cove Power Reunion Light Show Huge Success

Southern Cove Power Reunion board members met at 6 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2022. The treasurer report was read by Amy Mellott. The light show was a tremendous hit. Admissions, donations and horse/wagon rides totaled $4,044. Expenses for advertising,...

 

Dairy Farmers Can Adapt To Climate Change; Warming Climate Worsens Nutrient Pollution But Lengthens Growing Season

Dairy farmers in the Northeast — facing a warming climate that exacerbates nutrient pollution but lengthens the growing season — can reduce the environmental impact of their operations and maximize revenues by double cropping and injecting...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Thomas Neill Cream, a doctor from Canada, gained release from Joliet prison in the summer of 1891. Cream left the states to practice his trade in London, where no one knew him or of his dark and murde...

 
 By AD CRABLE    Opinion    January 13, 2022

A Star Is Born: Pa Park is One of Best in World for Night Skies

No sooner had the sun set than a mass of white, like exploding clouds, rose over the evergreen trees. They weren’t clouds, of course, but stars, gas and space dust that collectively appear as translucent white to our eyes. Think 400 billion stars o...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 14, 1897 Jesse, six year old son of James Wineland, residing near Martinsburg, was injured by a sled that fell on the back of his head. He was nearly scalped and was in critical condition at the time of publication. The daughter of...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 13, 1972 Pa. Gov. Milton Shapp’s administration was calling for the reform of the Milk Marketing law to take away the power of the Milk Marketing Board to fix retail prices. The details were outlined in a letter that was mailed to...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 13, 1922 Phillip Shelly Brown, 88, died in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 10, 1921. He was born on a farm near New Enterprise and was raised on the Abraham Shelly farm along Clover Creek after his father died. He moved to...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 16, 1997 Charles R. Stump was named Assistant Police Chief in Roaring Spring after a group of citizens and the mayor requested that Stump be given the assistant title even though the council’s personnel chair recommended that he be...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 9, 1947 The State Highway Department authorized a survey for the curbing project on South Market and West Allegheny streets in Martinsburg. The survey was to be done in preparation for road work beginning in the spring. The streets...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 12, 2012 The Martinsburg Police Department was investigating the theft of ground wire from approximately 65 borough utility poles. Police were alerted to the thefts when local businesses contacted the police department about an...

 

Plans for Tomorrow

For weeks, my siblings and our families planned our annual holiday get together on Jan. 2 at my younger brother’s home. About a week before that, his wife was stricken with COVID. Soon after, two...

 

Thought for the Week

We were traveling recently and I lamented to my wife, “Prayer is the most powerful tool a Christian’s has. But I really wonder how many Christians actually pray.” There is so much Scripture to...

 

Penn State Altoona Lecturer to Perform Concert in Church

Timothy Melbinger, part-time lecturer in music at Penn State Altoona, will offer a performance of his work Sunday, Jan. 23 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in downtown Altoona. The concert includes four new compositions by...

 

Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees Give Back to Community

Recognized as one of the most active chapters in Pennsylvania, the Blair County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees donates monthly to various food banks, the Mountain Lion...

 

Cove Graduates Earn Degrees, Certificates At Allegany College Of Maryland

Allegany College of Maryland recognized 159 graduates from seven states and the District of Columbia at the conclusion of the recent fall 2021 session. They earned a total of 169 associate degrees and certificates through the college’s in-person...

 

Public Notices

2022 TAYLOR TOWNSHIP MEETING DATES The Taylor Township Board of Supervisors will meet the first Monday of each month (unless advertise otherwise) in 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Township Building. January 3rd July 11th February 7th August 1st March 7th...

 

Victory Finds Lady Dragons

The Central Lady Dragons faced two teams this week, Chestnut Ridge and Johnstown. While the Lady Dragons lost to the Chestnut Ridge Lady Lions 57-42 on Wednesday, they were victorious over the Johnstown Lady Trojans 55-30 on Friday. Kat Longenecker...

 

Central Dragons Split Tough Competition

The Central Boys Basketball team found victory in half their games this week. An 80-77 loss Wednesday night to the Chestnut Ridge Lions and a 51-40 victory over the Johnstown Trojans leave the...

 

C-K Comes Up Short Against Southern Huntingdon

The Rockets defeated the Bulldogs 62-38....

 

C-K Wrestling Duals 2022 Teams Announced

Teams scheduled for the Jan. 15, 2022, duals at Claysburg-Kimmel are as follows (no changes will be made from this point forward unless an unforeseen circumstance occurs): • Cambria Heights • Central • Claysburg-Kimmel • Conemaugh...

 

C-K Boys Varsity, JV Basketball Add to Games to Schedules

Claysburg-Kimmel Varsity Boys Basketball will play at Northern Cambria on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. The start time is 5:15 p.m. The bus will depart at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, Claysburg-Kimmel Boys Junior High Basketball will play...

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park's Updated Bowling Scores

Huntsman Bowling Center Morrisons Cove Memorial Park – Jan. 8, 2021 – Leader Board Men GAME Mike Burns 300 Adam Hetrick 279 Joe Over 267 SERIES Mike Burns 718 Adam Hetrick 702 Joe Over 692 Women GAME Liz Rhodes 265 Anita Bolinger 234 Michelle...

 

Central Wrestling Weekly Wrap-up

The Central Wrestling squad took part in two matches this week against Chestnut Ridge and Penn Cambria, as well as attending the Bloody Run Duels at Everett Saturday. Central fell to Chestnut Ridge with a 65-9 score. Jaxon Mathews (138) won a 6-4...

 

$132 Flat Tire

Over the years most of us have experienced having to change flat tires on our fishing and hunting trucks. I've changed a couple in the dark. Changing a flat tire is no big deal. Having it repaired...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Girls Triumph Over Fannett Metal

The Lady Bulldogs overcame Fannett Metal on Jan. 10 on the home court. Rebekah Claar and Bailey Garver each got 20 points for Claysburg, tying for the high-scorer. Sarah Helsel contributed 15 points to Claysburg’s win. SCORE BY QUARTERS Fannett...

 

At the Mat

Northern Bedford defeated Claysburg-Kimmel 36-21....

 

Factors To Consider When Planning Your Wedding Day Timeline

The notion that “timing is everything” is applicable in many situations, perhaps none more so than on a couple’s wedding day. Many couples spend months, if not years, planning their weddings in the hopes that all that hard work will ultimately...

 

Your Year-Out Wedding Guide

Wedding planning involves many movable pieces that ultimately need to come together on the big day. Planning is typically a months-long process, and adhering to certain monthly benchmarks can help couples stay the course. Brides magazine offers that...

 

How to Take the Hectic Out of Your Wedding Day

Weddings are among the most complex events many people will ever plan. Couples often try to go the extra mile in an effort to make the day memorable for themselves and their guests. That pressure can...

 

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