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  • Cove Veteran Handcrafts Sturdy Wooden Canes

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jan 18, 2024

    A resident of the Cove, Fred Gutshall, 76, often receives compliments on the handcrafted canes he uses in public. “They ask where did you buy it — and I say I made it,” he said. “They are just amazed.” Canes like the one he uses are personally made using materials he finds in the woods, and can take up to two years to finish just one. Gutshall files the wood to take out the notches and create a smooth surface for each cane. “It takes a lot of work,” he said. The hobby was inspired...

  • Wind Flips Jeep

    Jan 18, 2024

    High winds caused damage to a garage and a Jeep Grand Cherokee owned by Denny Kensinger of Sparkling Springs Farm in Williamsburg along Piney Creek Road on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Kensinger said that he put the vehicle in the garage to protect it from wind damage.However, the strong gusts lifted the whole building and everything in it. Kensinger said the photo above shows what he found in the evening on the same day....

  • Roaring Spring Library Expands Its Seed Library

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jan 18, 2024

    Roaring Spring Community Library’s Seed Library program was created to promote gardening and food security, according to director Michelle McIntyre. The program serves residents of Blair, Huntingdon, and Bedford counties. All seeds are free. Residents of these counties may select their orders from a form, and pick up their seeds at the library of their choice. Stephanie Fulcher, program organizer, said they have over 30 varieties of lettuce and tomatoes, 20 varieties of hot and sweet peppers,...

  • Area Teen Places at the Harrisburg Farm Show

    Jan 18, 2024

    Aidan Dull, 16, of Duncansville, placed second out of 77 entries for the PA Preferred Jr Baking Contest at the 2024 State Farm Show in Harrisburg. Aidan was eligible to submit his entry of “Buckeye Brownies” to the State Farm Show because he won locally by placing first with his brownies at the 2023 Hollidaysburg Community Farm Show in September. Aidan is home schooled and the son of Mike and Melanie Dull of Duncansville. Buckeye Brownies By Aidan Dull For the brownies: 1/3 cup cocoa powder...

  • Local Schools Win Grants For Ag Curriculum Projects

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jan 18, 2024

    Some local schools received portions of the PA Farm Bill grants which totaled nearly $500,000 to prepare for the next generation of success in agriculture. Spring Cove School District was awarded $7,493 to go towards updating their agriculture curriculum, Hollidaysburg Area School District received $7,500 for their Tiger Victory Garden, and Williamsburg Community School District got $7,500 for overhauling small gas engines. “I am very excited about receiving the grant money so the students will have opportunities for more hands-on experiments...

  • Ethel M. White

    Jan 18, 2024

    Ethel M. White, 106, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord with family by her side Friday evening, Dec. 29, 2023. She was born Nov. 2, 1917, in Altoona, daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Deeter) Suckling. On July 23, 1944, she married Charles R. White in Altoona. He died July 11, 2002. She is survived by a daughter, Janet L. Bailey of East Freedom; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Jean White of Roaring Spring; five grandchildren: Brian White (Sandy), Kim Quarry, Kevin White (Lisa),...

  • Daisy Mae (Feathers) Steele

    Jan 18, 2024

    Daisy Mae (Feathers) Steele, 81, of Claysburg, passed away Saturday Jan. 13, 2024, at home. She was born June 14, 1942, in Claysburg, daughter of the late Brady and R. Mae (Claycomb) Feathers. She married Ronald Glass, who preceded her in death May 14, 1971, and on April 12, 1973, she married Joe Steele. She is survived by her husband Joe, children: Pamela Glass of Claysburg, Mark Glass and wife Amy of Newport News, VA, and Amy Iafolla and husband Tony of Baltimore, Md. grandsons: Matthew...

  • Sonja Ann Burket

    Jan 18, 2024

    Sonja Ann Burket, formerly of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord early in the morning of Jan. 11, 2024, at her home in Auburndale, Fla., surrounded by family, following an extended breast cancer illness. She was born Feb. 28, 1943, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Fred T. “Chock” Shoenfelt, Sr., and Verna Irene “Bun” (Glass) Shoenfelt. She is survived by three sisters: Jen (Don) Yingling, Nan (Dana) Meck and Cindy (Jim) May. She was preceded in death by three...

  • Peggy Metzler

    Jan 18, 2024

    Peggy Metzler, 90, of Goshen, In., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2023, at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen. Peggy was born Aug. 15, 1933, in Roaring Spring, to Elsie and John Mock. She married Harold Metzler June 8, 1952. Peggy is survived by four children: Randy (Jeanette) Metzler of Missouri, Jeffrey Metzler of Bristol, In., Julie (John) Bachman of Goshen and Jamie (Christy) Metzler of Maryland; four grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a fur grandbaby, Findley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold. Peggy was a remarkable...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Light Show Shines

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Jan 18, 2024

    The monthly meeting of the Southern Cove Power Reunion was held on Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. Fred Mellott opened the meeting with a pledge to the flag followed by a prayer. Secretary Melanie Clapper read the secretary’s report and it was approved as read. The treasurer’s report was read by Amy Mellott and approved as read. There were 228 hook-ups at the last tractor pull in October. A new stove was donated by Lynn Merrill for the kitchen. Raffle tickets are being sold for the 2024 fall show for a tractor and other prizes. McCoy’s Lawn and Garden...

  • Modern Dentistry Is A Welcome Addition To The Aging

    LINDA WILIAMS, Herald Columnist|Jan 18, 2024

    Nothing in my lifetime has changed quite so much for the better as dentistry. I have always been a dentist’s dream. Constantly there if something wrong with one of my choppers. It all goes back to my childhood when my parents indulged me nightly with chocolate milk in a bottle. I can’t blame them, they just didn’t know the correlation between tooth decay and sugar. I’m not sure anyone had that knowledge in the early 1940s. They did drag (and I mean dragged) me to a dentist when I was about 6 or so and I was a complete brat. I refused...

  • Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

    Jan 18, 2024

    How far would you go to get away from your heartbreak? For Leonie Hayes, the answer is from Dublin to San Francisco. Putting as much distance between herself and her troubles seems like the perfect way to move on from her fiancé Adam. As she tries to quickly settle into her new life, she discovers a bundle of unread letters buried in the back of a closet in her new apartment. All are addressed to Helena Abbott. When a new letter arrives, Leonie accidentally opens and reads it. She tries to...

  • OPINION: Farmworker Housing Crisis Looms

    Anthony Hennen, The Center Square|Jan 18, 2024

    The state Senate and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees gathered for a hearing at the PA Farm Show on January 10, 2024, to discuss the five-year impact of the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Bill. The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show brings a circular focus to agriculture in Harrisburg and officials call attention to issues that get overlooked. During a joint House and Senate committee hearing, Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding warned that a housing shortage affects farmers, too. “One issue of particular interest right now is farmwork...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Jan 18, 2024

    Herald of Jan. 19, 1899 About 300 tons of very fine ice was harvested from the Duncan heirs’ waterworks dam on Halter Creek at Ore Hill. Butter had been 25 cents a pound but dropped in price to 16 cents. Eggs also dropped in price 25 cents to 16 cents per dozen. Daniel Snowberger hauled a sled load of young ladies from Martinsburg to Bakers Summit, where they spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Pote. John Ferry of Martinsburg occupied the pulpit in the Brethren Church at New Enterprise in the absence of the regular pastor, J.W....

  • 50 Years Ago

    Jan 18, 2024

    Herald of Jan. 17, 1974 A man wearing a ski mask over his head and handkerchief over his mouth held up the Woodbury branch of the First National Bank of Everett on Jan. 15, taking cash from three tellers’ drawers. There were no customers in the bank when the hold-up man entered at about 12:20 p.m., and only two employees were present, as others were out to lunch. Williamsburg funeral director James K. Friedline announced plans to “semi-retire.” He and his wife Ada planned to close their gift shop, but they expected to continue to operate...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Jan 18, 2024

    Herald of Jan. 18, 1924 Five new members took their seats on the town council at the reorganizational meeting in the office of Squire J.H. Nicodemus, H.R. Bowers, E.I. Isenberg, W.P. Geist, J.H Haffly and J.O. Mentzer joined holdovers, P.C. Linderman and E.H. Lykens, who was unanimously re-elected president of the new group. Borough treasurer was L.H. Holsinger and street commissioner, H.A. Liebegott. The Hickory Bottom section of the Morrisons Cove milk route was taken over by Harry Bassler, replacing former hauler, David Miller, assigned to...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Jan 18, 2024

    Herald of Jan. 21, 1999 The Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company honored Annabelle Hetrick as its first “Firewoman of the Year” at the company’s annual banquet. Work was under way on an addition to the Martinsburg Sportsmen’s Club building in Huston Township. The new section would include restrooms and a new kitchen, and in the bottom level, a basement for storage and a heating source. Gerald Beach of Woodbury RR was honored by the Woodbury Community Center’s board of directors for “outstanding contributions” to the center. The...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Jan 18, 2024

    Herald of Jan. 20, 1949 The Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Company demonstrated its new $11,000 fire truck for a crowd of several hundred Cove residents. Burning a century-old log house filled with 40 tires, crates and slabs of wood on the Elmer Mohr farm near Bakers Summit. The firemen brought the fire under control in 12 minutes, using only half of the water hauled on the truck. George Koontz, whose family of six was burned out in a disastrous fire in March at New Enterprise, applied the match after the building was doused with oil and...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Jan 18, 2024

    Herald of Jan. 16, 2014 Superintendent Robert Vadella was met by a packed board room of residents who were upset by various rumors about the realignment and upgrades needed in the district. Terry L. Decker, of Roar- ing Spring, died unexpect- edly Thursday, Jan. 2, at the age of 54. Called “Dad” by friends and employees and known as a generous benefactor to many, Decker was a quiet influence in his community. He had fought a hard-won battle with lung cancer only to experience a sudden medical emergency that ended his life. Homewood at...

  • Dragons Find Victory in Rematch

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Jan 18, 2024

    In a rematch against the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers, the Dragons found themselves in another close match that narrowly ended with their 51-48 victory. At the end of the week, the Dragons also found a 59-47 victory over the Huntingdon Bearcats. Against the Tigers, the first half had five ties and nine lead changes, indicating what a truly close game this was. The Tigers took an early lead after the first, but the Dragons responded to tie the game at 27 points apiece by half. The Tigers took a...

  • 2024 Outdoor Sport Shows Season

    RICHARD TATE, Herald Columnist|Jan 18, 2024

    Sportsmen are now enduring the dreadful midwinter with few things to do. Most hunting seasons are over; and except for a few hardy ice fishermen, anglers are dreaming of warmer weather and water for their adventures. However, they can maintain contact with the outdoors by attending one or more outdoor shows that are on tap throughout the state. Three might be of interest to Cove sportsmen. The first is the Great American Outdoor Show that runs from Feb. 3rd through the 11th at the Farm Show Complex near Harrisburg. This is the largest outdoor...

  • Lady Dragons Fall to Two Opponents

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Jan 18, 2024

    In a two-match week, the Lady Dragons faced both the Hollidaysburg Lady Golden Tigers and the Huntingdon Lady Bearcats. The Dragons fell to both with scores of 57-32 and 50-36 respectively. Against the Tigers, the Dragons fell into a deficit early in the game, trailing by 11 after the first quarter. A 33-15 halftime score befell the losing Dragons soon after. The third quarter did not yield much better results, however, in the fourth quarter the Dragons began to find their rhythm, scoring 12. Sadly, it wasn’t enough to overtake the Tigers,...

  • Four Cove-Area Players Named To All-State H.S. Football Team

    PHILIP CMOR, Sports Correspondent|Jan 18, 2024

    Veteran Central High School football coach Dave Baker has an appreciation for great defense. Having coached since the 1960s, Baker has seen a lot of good players. And he puts Scarlet Dragon senior middle linebacker Hunter Smith among the very best. Hunter Smith “I’m not going to say one guy is better than another,” Baker said, “but he would be on that level. He was up within the highest level.” The state’s scholastic football writers noticed as well. Smith recently returned to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State High School...

  • Turkey Sighting Survey Begins

    Jan 18, 2024

    The Pa. Game Commission is asking for the public’s help finding turkey flocks to trap for ongoing turkey projects. Pennsylvanians are encouraged to report the location of any turkey flocks they see. Information is being collected online at https://pgcdatacollection.pa.gov/TurkeyBroodSurvey from Jan. 15 through March 15. Visitors to that webpage will be asked to provide the date of the sighting, the location, and the type of land (public, private or unknown) where birds are seen, among other things....

  • Up and Over

    Jan 18, 2024

    Williamsburg’s Logan Brantner puts a shot up and over Juniata Valley’s Ronal Chavez in a home game Thursday, Jan 11....

  • Pittman Gets a Win

    Jan 18, 2024

    Northern Bedford’s Aidan Pittman, top, wins his match with Central’s Camdyn Wenerick in a 160-lb match Saturday morning during the Claysburg-Kimmel Dual Meet Tournament....

  • Brian Gates Found Success by Putting 'Passion Before Profit'

    ERIC SHIELDS, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|Jan 18, 2024

    Hollidaysburg businessman Brian Gates grew up in a small area “up the mountain,” as the local saying goes. His father was a hard-working entrepreneur who worked all kinds of odd jobs. Gates, who is an International Protection Specialist, said, “That gave me a lot of drive, watching him work. Things like that. He also taught me how to dream. You really want to be able to do something instead of saying that ‘I wish I could do that’, say ‘How can I do that?’ or ‘How can I achieve...

  • Sometimes I Just Can't

    Linda Sollenberger|Jan 18, 2024

    There was an exercise I did with my first graders each year as we were getting to know each other. I would take some cans and write on the front of them Can’t. Those little ones were quick to tell me things they couldn’t do: “I can’t read. I can’t wait until lunch. I can’t do this math.” We would do some talking and then take those cans, remove the ‘t and bury it, showing the kiddos that they can. Have you ever had one of those days, one of those weeks, when you say to yourself, “I just can’t”? Maybe you have been trying...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr|Jan 18, 2024

    James writes: “… What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while than vanishes…” I am scared to argue with Scripture but sometimes I feel like a counter point is valid. Memory takes me back decades. I was a high school freshman. Some of us went to a wrestling match. My friend and classmate was wrestling at 112#. He was good and won his match easily. His brother, an upper classman, wrestling at 165#, was a mass of muscle and intimidated me for sure. He got his opponent...

  • 4-H Member of the Week January 8, 2024

    Jan 18, 2024

    Name: Jenna Biddle Age: 9 yrs School: Homeschool Grade: 4 Parents: Matt and Rita Biddle 4-H Club: Kids for Kids Goat Club Years involved with 4-H: 2 4-H projects: Market Goats and this year I will also be starting market rabbits. Description of 4-H project responsibilities: Every day I feed and water my projects and train the goats to walk. Favorite 4-H memory: I loved being at the Show and Sale with my friends, drinking milkshakes and showing my goat, “Dexter.” How has 4-H prepared you for...

  • 'Sideline Cancer' Game to Assist W-burg Resident Lacie Merritts

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 18, 2024

    The Williamsburg Lady Pirates will be hosting a “Bigger than Basketball Game” on Wednesday, Jan. 24, when they play Southern Huntingdon, spearheaded by Sideline Cancer. Sideline Cancer throughout this area has raised more than $80,000 for those who battle cancer. In these games such as the upcoming one in Williamsburg, proceeds raised from Sideline Cancer merchandise and other fundraisers will help benefit a local person who is battling cancer. According to Sideline Cancer Executive...

  • Helping the Hounds

    Jan 18, 2024

    Students at Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center in Roaring Spring collected donations for the Bedford County Humane Society to help with the care of more than 90 dogs rescued from a Bedford County property in late December. Those shown with the collected donations are Kayleigh Franks, Emjay Mock, Addison Potter and Krew Bennati. (Herald Williamsburg Correspondent Natalie Gorsuch is director and a teacher at Bright Beginnings.)...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 18, 2024

    It’s a cold Sunday while I’m busy in the office writing this week’s Herald and we just got back from my parents’ home eating Sunday lunch before I’ll enjoy some football for the evening. Sunday dinners always give me a warm and fuzzy feeling – there’s just something about a meal gathered around with the people you love the most that just makes me smile. This instance motivated my question for the week – What is your favorite comfort food? Here is what a few residents had to say: Lou Ann Grove: Meatloaf and mashed potatoes Linda...

  • Catharine Twp. Purchases Used Loader

    Jan 18, 2024

    Catharine Township supervisors met last Thursday evening, Jan. 11. Roadmaster Michael Fay told the supervisors that the loader that was available for purchase from Ferguson Township was purchased by the township for $12,000. The supervisors had previously given permission within a threshold of money and condition as supervised by Fay. Fay also discussed recent snowstorm issues – plowing and customer complaints about getting in the grass. No further discussion was held. Supervisors signed a resolution for pay for the tax collector to stay at...

  • Making a Winter Ice Wreath

    Jan 18, 2024

    Make the most of the freezing temperatures by crafting this ice wreath that birds will love. Supplies: Cranberries Apple slices Evergreen needles or any Bird loving snacks Bundt or tube pan Thick ribbon Choose Your Materials: Forage in your kitchen and yard for natural decorations, including cranberries, apple slices and evergreen needles. Avoid items that might be unhealthy for birds or animals to eat, such as foods containing artificial sugars or dyes. Work in Layers: First, freeze an inch of...

  • Homemade Hot Cocoa/Syrup

    Jan 18, 2024

    Hot Cocoa Ingredients 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 4 oz. white chocolate chips 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Whipped cream Chocolate syrup Instructions Place white chocolate chips in your sauce pan. Add in milk and cream, then while whisking, add in vanilla extract and cocoa powder. Stir until all the cocoa that can be dissolved is dissolved. Warm over medium heat until the chocolate chips are completely melted and any remaining cocoa powder has dissolved. Do not boil. Just keep the hot cocoa steaming. Remove...

  • Extension to Offer Webinar on Preventing Ketosis in Dairy Cows

    Jan 18, 2024

    An upcoming Penn State Extension webinar will offer insights on preventing ketosis during a cow’s transition period. “Preventing Dairy Cow Ketosis: Nutritional Management During Transition” will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 25. This webinar is designed for dairy producers and managers, college students, FFA students, and farm employees. Whether seasoned professionals or students exploring agriculture, participants can gain essential knowledge to optimize dairy herd health and productivity, organizers noted. The presenter will be...

  • Mid Penn Bank Seeks Applicants For Scholarship

    Jan 18, 2024

    Mid Penn Bank is seeking applicants for its Anna Woodside Scholarship. The scholarship will recognize four outstanding high school seniors, awarding each winner $1,000 for college tuition expenses. Mid Penn Bank has a branch at 2287 Curryville Road, outside of Martinsburg. Interested students may complete and submit an Anna Woodside Scholarship application. An official high school transcript, a community service list, and an essay must also be submitted. In order to be considered, applicants must reside in Mid Penn Bank’s service area. The...

  • Public Notices

    Jan 18, 2024

    North Woodbury Township Meeting DATES 2024 The North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors will meet the first Thursday of each month during 2024 at 6 p.m. at the township building unless stated otherwise. Jan. 2 (Organizational - Regular 10 a.m.) Jan. 3 (Auditors) (10 a.m.), Feb. 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11 (10 a.m.), Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 Office hours are Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. NOTICE TO: MICHAEL DENNIS BRODE, JR. A Petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have...

  • Student Art to be Displayed in Two Locations

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jan 18, 2024

    The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) will continue its tradition of celebrating the area’s talented young artists with the return of Artists of the 21st Century, the museum’s 26th annual student art exhibition. Student artwork will be displayed at SAMA Altoona from Jan. 26 until April 7, at SAMA Bedford from Feb. 2 until April 14, and at SAMA Ligonier from February 16, 2024. This exhibition is sponsored by the Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Organization for Women Educators. The opening reception for SAMA...

  • Woodbury Boro Swears in Two Members

    Jan 18, 2024

    Woodbury Borough councilmembers met on Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. The minutes of the previous meeting and the treasurer’s report were approved as read. The mayor was absent and there was no report. There was no Woodbury Community Center report. The Bedford County Association of Municipalities (BCAM) will meet on Jan. 31 behind the American Legion at 7 p.m. In new business, the council held its annual required reorganization meeting. All positions remained the same as last year, with the borough...