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SC Middle School Closed Through Sunday, Jan. 24

The Spring Cove School District has notified parents and guardians of students at the Spring Cove Middle School in Roaring Spring that the school will be closed through Sunday, Jan. 24. In the letter dated Jan. 19, Superintendent Dr. Betsy A. Baker...

 

Public Notices

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE OF GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given for the Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors' regular scheduled monthly meetings during 2021 and January of 2022. The Supervisors' regular meetings will be held on the first... Full story

 

COVID-19, the Bible and You

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus said this in Mark 12:31. What does this mean as we face COVID-19? Does this verse mean wearing a mask? Does it mean shutting down small businesses and possibly bringing an end to the economy as a result? Do...

 

Supporting Our Law Enforcement Family

I’ve always believed, maybe more so now than ever, that being a law enforcement officer is the single most difficult profession, bar none. We ask members of law enforcement to do the impossible on a daily basis and then judge them harshly if a...

 

OPINION: COVID-19 Reveals Problems In Rural Health Care

In spring 2020, we heard terrible stories of overburdened hospitals leading to preventable deaths in Italy. Soon after, these stories started to hit closer to home – New York City. Now, as COVID-19 surges to a new peak, these shortages have even re...

 

If It Bleeds By Stephen King

"If It Bleeds" contains four short stories to keep horror fans up at night. Never before published, these novellas will have the reader turning the page, asking for more. "Mr. Harrigan's Phone" and...

 

No Snow, But Cold Prevails

Herald of Jan. 9, 1896 The jingle of the sleigh bell had not yet been heard, but the coal man was reported to be “just as happy as he can be.” Martinsburg young men returning to college were Arthur Bloom to Dickinson, J.E. Clapper to State...

 

Shriver Butchers Largest Hog

Herald of Jan. 14, 1921 Farmers’ Institute meetings under the direction of H.F. Cox, county chairman, in cooperation with R.B. Dunlap, county farm agent, were scheduled in Blair County. Samuel M. Shriver of Martinsburg RD purchased the Mrs. Henry...

 

Barley Begins Sixth Term

Herald of Jan. 10, 1946 Col. C. Guy Barley began his sixth term as burgess of Martinsburg. Borough Council named Harry B. Rhodes, the only Democrat on Council, to continue for two years, filling out the unexpired term of Fred B. Higgins, who had...

 

Post Office Moves

Herald of Jan. 14, 1971 The Post Office Department will go ahead with its plans to build a new Martinsburg Post Office at 200 E. Allegheny Street in spite of objections by local residents. Patients will be moved into the new $950,000 wing of the...

 

The Blizzard of 1996

Herald of Jan. 11, 1996 Driving snow, howling winds and frigid temperatures were what many people remembered from the storm that was being referred to as “The Blizzard of 1996.” The storm roared up the East Coast, dumping up to three feet of...

 

Lady Dragons Win Again

Herald of Jan. 13, 2011 The Martinsburg Borough Office and Martinsburg Police Department staff members are getting ready for a big move. The offices will soon relocate from the current Allegheny Street borough building just a few blocks away to a...

 

DEATH RECORD

BRUMBAUGH – Rober E. Sr., 85, Irwin, formerly of Woodbury CLAAR – Kenneth E., 80, Martinsburg COOPER – Kenneth William, 73, Everett FORSHEY – Kenneth E., 69, Duncansville, formerly of Martinsburg GIARTH – Daniel J. “Butch” Jr., 61,... Full story

 

ROBERT E. BRUMBAUGH SR.

Robert E. Brumbaugh, Sr., 85, of Irwin, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at The Grove at North Huntingdon. He was born March 10, 1935, in Bedford County, son of the late John and Ida (Endress) Brumbaugh. He was preceded in...

 

KENNETH E. CLAAR

Kenneth E. “Ken” Claar, 80, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly after an apparent heart attack Wednesday evening, Jan. 6, 2021, in Savannah, Ga. He was born Jan. 20, 1940, in Altoona, the son of the late David and Edith (Weston) Claar. He...

 

KENNETH WILLIAM COOPER

Kenneth William Cooper, 73, of Everett, and formerly of Millersburg, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. He was born Feb. 8, 1947, at Mercy Hospital, Altoona. He is the son of William H. Cooper...

 

KENNETH E. FORSHEY

Kenneth E. Forshey, 69, of Duncansville, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away late Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his home, following an extended illness. He was born March 28, 1951, in Roaring Spring,...

 

DANIEL J. 'BUTCH' GIARTH JR.

Daniel J. "Butch" Giarth Jr., 61, of East Freedom, passed away Wednesday Dec. 30, 2020, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born Jan. 13, 1959, in Altoona, son of the late Daniel...

 

STEPHEN DEAN HINISH

Stephen Dean Hinish, 56, of Martinsburg passed away unexpectedly, early Saturday morning, Jan. 9, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born Aug. 23, 1964, in Roaring Spring, son of Mary Lou (Keller) Hinish and the late...

 

DR. WILLIAM J. KIRSCH

Dr. William J. Kirsch, 85, of Roaring Spring, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 5, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born Sept. 18, 1935, at Nason Hospital, son of the la...

 

JAMES S. LEIDY

James S. Leidy, 73, of Bakers Summit, Bedford County, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, Jan. 11, 2021, at Encompass Health Rehab Hospital of Nittany Valley, Bellefonte. He was born...

 

RICHARD E. 'DICK' SHAFFER

Richard E. "Dick" Shaffer, 96 of Gettysburg, passed away into the loving hands of Jesus on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. He was born March 1, 1924, in Martinsburg, the son of the late Rev. David L. and Helen...

 

GERALD B. SLICK

Gerald B. Slick, 78, of rural Roaring Spring, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, PA, following...

 

OLIN K. SMITH

Olin K. Smith, age 76, of East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, Jan. 10, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. He was born Oct. 28, 1944, in Smith Corner, the son of the late Melvin H. and...

 

Area Students Earn Dean's List Status at Slippery Rock

Slippery Rock University has announced its dean's list for the fall 2020 semester. The dean's list consists of SRU undergraduate students who earned an adjusted semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a schedule of at least 12 newly...

 

Roughly 1 in 3 Pa. Businesses Closed Due To Gov't Mandate

Nearly one in three Pennsylvania businesses closed due to a government mandate, “substantially higher” than the U.S. private sector average, according to a new survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 30.4 percent of Pennsylvania...

 

State to Address Financial Exploitation of Older Adults

Taking action to address the findings of its recently released statewide study of financial exploitation of older adults, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) has convened an interdisciplinary task force to discuss the issue of financial...

 

Savings Strategies for Weddings

The question was popped; the engagement ring presented. What's the next step on the road to the wedding? Saving should definitely be on couples' minds. A wedding is likely the most costly party couple...

 

Dos and Dont's of Caring for Wedding, Engagement Rings

Jewelry is a key component of weddings. The financial resource CreditDonkey notes that, in the United States, the average amount spent on an engagement ring is $5,500, while Canadians spend an average...

 

'Plus One' Etiquette for Wedding Guests

Making a wedding guest list is seldom an easy task. Couples often find that many people are worthy of an invitation, which can make creating a guest list tricky for those with budgets in mind....

 

House Coming Down in Martinsburg

Workers for Martinsburg-based T L. Long Excavating begin the demolition of a Martinsburg home on the corner of Walnut and Allegheny streets on Monday, Jan. 11. Workers began with the garage behind...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The memory capacity of a tyke, just-turned-2, isn't very developed yet. In fact, last fall when Granddaughter Bella was at our house for a time, she never asked about her parents who disappeared to...

 

Curry Supply Promotes Buddin to Director of Sales

Curry Supply Co., Martinsburg, a manufacturer of specialized industrial trucks, has announced a promotion of Will Buddin to director of sales, effective Jan. 1, 2021. He will primarily work with and...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    January 14, 2021

Greenfield Township Retains Matthew Treon as Board Chairman

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors reorganized during a Jan. 4 meeting. Matthew Treon will retain the position of board chairman. Joseph Claar will serve in the role of vice-chairman. The township plans to continue with Stiffler McGraw as...

 

Lines by Lee

Think about the various things you think about and deal with on any given day. One minute you can be at peace and looking forward to something and the next you may be sad and troubled. Your good...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Timothy 6:6-10 St. Matthew 6:1-4 St. Matthew 6:19-24 St. Luke 12:13-21 Hebrews 13:5-6 St. Matthew 25:31-40 St. Matthew 25:41-46 If you could choose one of the Ten Commandments...

 

Reflective Pool

A Roaring Spring home is reflected in the borough's pond at the Spring Dam on Monday morning, Jan. 11....

 

Did You Know?

Flowers can have sentimental value, particularly those received as gifts or those that were part of momentous occasions, like weddings. Fresh flowers have finite life spans unless measures are taken to preserve the blooms. The flower experts at ProFl...

 

A Notary Following in Her Mother's Footsteps

For 39 years, if you needed a notary in Williamsburg, you looked no further than out Fairview Road for Linda K. Hostler, who was also the tax collector. When Hostler decided she would give up the...

 

Ridge Road Residents Ready for Water Line

Stan Grove, member of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority, told the authority during the regular meeting Jan. 5 that he would be hooking water line up "the next day." Authority Engineer Tyler McGraw...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

As a preschool teacher in Roaring Spring, I like to teach my kids about cooking. I think it’s very important to teach kids early how to cook and as often as you can. My preschoolers love to cook just as much as they enjoy eating whatever tasty...

 

Farm Show Scholarship Foundation Awards $52,500 to Top Ag Students

The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation on Jan. 12 presented 15 Pennsylvania students enrolled in college agriculture programs with scholarships totaling $52,500, during 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Since its inception, the foundation has a...

 

D & H Rail-Trail Named 2021 Pa. Trail of the Year

Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn on Jan. 12 announced the Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail (D & H Rail-Trail) has been named Pennsylvania’s 2021 Trail of the Year. Pennsylvania continues its...

 

Fifteen Area Seniors Receive FFA Keystone Degrees

Fifteen seniors from three area FFA chapters have been honored with the prestigious Keystone State Degree. The Central Cove FFA Chapter led the way with seven students receiving their degrees, while Williamsburg’s chapter had six recipients and...

 

Pennsylvania Dept. of Health Emphasizes Need for Flu Vaccine

Deputy Secretary of Health Preparedness and Community Protection Ray Barishansky on Tuesday, Jan. 12, provided an update on flu season and urged Pennsylvanians to get their flu vaccine as the flu...

 

Alto Model Train Museum to Hold Open House

The Alto Model Train Museum Association will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16 and 17 and Feb. 20 and 21 at 1117 Ninth Ave., Altoona, across the street from Altoona Pipe and Steel. An open house will continue...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Boys' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Mike Harris Number of Years as Head Coach: Sixth (11 overall; five at Tyrone) League: Inter-County Conference North Last Years’ Record: Overall: 10-13; League: 8-6 Returning Starters: Nathan Maslanik, Parker Dibert, Wyatt Buell, Corey...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Girls' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Jess Veverka Number of Years as Head Coach: Sixth League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year's Record: Overall: 14-9; League: 8-4 Returning Starters: Rebekah Claar, Bailey Garver, Kalei Carson, Kaylee Hainey Other Returning...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Wrestling 2020-21 Preview

Coach: James Dodson Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Inter-County Conference Last Year’s Record: Overall 2-15; League: 0-6 Returning Starters: Zach McGeary, Cole Claycomb Other Returning Letterwinners: Zach McGeary; Cole Claycomb;...

 

Northern Bedford Girls' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Jon Ewart Number of Years as Head Coach: Third year League: Inter-County Conference South Last Year’s Record: Overall: 4-18; League: 2-12 Returning Starter: Makayla Kochara (SR) Other Returning Letterwinners: Makayla Hall (JR), Emily Heck...

 

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