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Arland Keith Pittman

Arland Keith Pittman, 91, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born Nov. 29, 1929, in Everett, son of the late Clyde Rollo Pittman and Mona (Conner)...

 

Donald E. Kagarise

Donald Kagarise, of Martinsburg, loving husband and father of three children, passed away Nov. 11, 2021, at the age of 93. Don was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Martinsburg, the son of I. Harvey and Alice (Statler) Kagarise. He married Corena Sollenberger...

 

Jesse C. "Sonny" Detwiler

Jesse C. “Sonny” Detwiler, 79, of rural Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning, Nov. 11, 2021. The past few years he fought a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and Park...

 

Dawn Amber Theofield

Dawn Amber Theofield, 52, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 30, 1969, in Washington D.C., the daughter of the late Truman E. and Sherri C....

 

Kimberly A. (Bontrager) Shope

Kimberly A. (Bontrager) Shope, 61, of Hopewell, passed away on Nov. 7, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center. She was born Aug. 17, 1960, in Uniontown, daughter of the late John and Alice (Barclay)...

 

Eva Mae Eshelman

Eva Mae Eshelman, 96, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 10, 2021, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Irvin J. and...

 

Anne S. Forsht

Anne S. Forsht, 81, The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 10, 2021. She was born Nov. 1, 1940, in Quantico, Va., a daughter of the late A. Robert and Helen (Snow) Stacy. She married R. Gar Forsht July 25,...

 

Spring Cove School Board Could Send Message by Appointing Write-In Candidate to Open Seat

The 2021 general election was unlike any in recent memory as disenchantment with the state mandate for mask wearing in schools gave rise to a hard-fought, grassroots effort by write-in candidates to win seats on the board of directors in two local...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: On Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, Eva Mae Eshelman left her earthly home to be with the Lord. While Eva’s entire family is saddened by her departure, we are all comforted by the memories of her life. Eva Eshelman was a pillar of the Cove...

 

Thanksgiving–Facts and Frustration

The Thanksgiving holiday is once again with us. No one truly knows when the first Thanksgiving took place. Some academics say it was in 1621, when the Pilgrims celebrated their harvest with a three day turkey feast in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts....

 

Cook's Illustrated: Meat Illustrated by America's Test Kitchen

“Meat Illustrated” contains over 350 recipes for beef, pork, lamb, and veal, covering how to cook different meats and describing the different cuts and which part of what animal they came from,...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 19, 1896 Albert Isenberg of Williamsburg, announced that he was the champion cornhusker of the Cove, “and throws down the gauntlet and stands ready to defend it. “ the Williamsburg correspondent wrote in the Herald. He knocked the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 18, 1971 Warren R. Smith announced he would resign at the end of the school year after 15 years as chief administrator of the Spring Cove School District. Mr. Smith was named supervising principal July 1, 1957. Mr. Smith guided the...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 25, 1921 Several Herald correspondents from all sections of the Cove noted in their columns that “butchering is the order of the day” and each took pride in reporting the weight of prize porkers. Cloyd Eller of Marble City,...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 14, 1996 A strong F-1 tornado caused significant damage in Wolfsburg, Lafayetteville, and Bakers Summit. Dwayne Musselman’s mobile home was tossed onto its side and rolled over several times until it came to rest on the top of a van...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 21, 1946 John. L. Longenecker, prominent businessman in Morrisons Cove for many years, died suddenly at his home on Julianna Heights, Bedford, Saturday Nov. 16 when preparing to leave for his place of business in Curryville. All...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 17, 2011 Directors of area food banks and food pantries expressed concern about the supply of food available for needy families. The stock of food is down, and the number of families in need of assistance has increased. The food banks...

 

Apt Words

Due to nursing home facility visit restrictions, I had to do a telehealth visit via Zoom today for a dear lady of the faith. It was the second time in the last several months that I had to settle for...

 

Final Blair County Single's Meeting at the Imler's

It is with mixed emotions that the Imlers announce their final get-together. Joy, because of all the great memories. And sorrow, because it is coming to an end. Please, consider attending the Nov. 19 Thanksgiving covered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m., in...

 

Thought for the Week

I started thinking I would write about a “heroine” this time. But as I got to working on it, I thought I might also mention the hero. Before you know it, I got the third person involved. The whole story is found in the Old Testament book of...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 18, 2021

Benefit Auction for the Clinic for Special Children and the Central Pa. Clinic Has 'Best Year Ever'

Herman and Cathy Nolt provided some outcome information since the Benefit Auction held on Sept. 11, 2021. The total amount of money after expenses were deducted came to $139,000. This money was sent...

 

Public Notices

For Sale 2007 Ford F-550 XL Super Duty Pickup Truck with Dump & Plow The Board of Supervisors of Greenfield Township hereby notifies all interested parties they are selling a 2007 Ford F-550 XL Super Duty Pickup Truck with dump & plow. The truck is p... Full story

 

Conemaugh Health System Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Gregory Kanski, MD

Conemaugh Health System recently welcomed board-certified orthopedic surgeon Gregory M. Kanski, MD to its team. Dr. Kanski has joined University Orthopedics and will be performing orthopedic surgery...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 18, 2021

Fall Country Store Tour Featured Decorations, Clothing Offered in Cove

The Fall Country Store Tour in the Cove was exciting and fun as usual. This year the tour was held Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Discounts were given in all the stores on tour dates. One...

 

Roaring Spring Class Holds 60th Reunion

The last graduating class of Roaring Spring High School finally held their 60th reunion a year late at the Royer Mansion, Williamsburg, Oct. 9. In all, 23 classmates, spouses and friends attended....

 

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra to Present 'Home For The Holidays'

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Artistic Advisor and Principal Guest Conductor, Nick Palmer, continues its 93rd season on Saturday, December 4, 2021 This year’s holiday concert, Home for the Holidays, will be held at the new Altoona...

 

Two Families Celebrate Five Generations With the Birth of Mercie Rundle

When Mercie Rundle was born just 11 weeks ago, she became the fifth living generation in two families. These photos were taken by Henry's Pond in Martinsburg....

 

Information on Snow Squall Alerts and Safety Guidance During Snow Squall Awareness Week

The Wolf Administration, along with the National Weather Service, provided information on the dangers of snow squalls, how alerts and warnings are issued and how people can stay safe during these dangerous winter weather hazards. “State agencies...

 

Williamsburg Farm a Stop on Ag Secretary's Tour of Apprenticeship Programs

This week, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will travel Pennsylvania, visiting agriculture apprenticeship programs in Lancaster, State College, Williamsburg and Pittsburgh in honor of National Apprenticeship Week. Part of the Wolf...

 

Open House at Claysburg Area Public Library

Claysburg Area Public Library will be holding a Holiday Open House on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. until noon. All ages are invited to enjoy some holiday fun and refreshments at the library. There will be crafts, STEM activities and books will be given away...

 

Blair County Employees' Retirement Fund Holds Up In a Challenging Quarter

The Blair County Retirement Board (the “Board”), consisting of Commissioners Bruce Erb and Laura Burke, along with Treasurer Jim Carothers and Controller A.C. Stickel, recently met with Pat Wing of Marquette Associates, Inc. on Nov. 12 to review...

 

Bedford County Regional Education Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Bedford County Regional Education Foundation announces that the following students were awarded scholarships to attend the Allegany College of Maryland Bedford County Campus: • Addison Bagley, Bedford, Bryan R. Hendricks Memorial...

 

Northern Bedford Class Meets for '50 + 1' Reunion

The Northern Bedford Class of 1970 gathered for its 50 + 1 reunion, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at the Bedford American Legion....

 

Williamsburg Class of 1965's '55+1' Reunion

The Williamsburg High School Class of 1965 gathered for their "55th + 1" reunion on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Williamsburg Beagle Club. The class had to cancel last year due to the pandemic....

 

-Ask the Williamsburgers-

I’m always thinking about food. On Thanksgiving, what could be more important (other than family) than the main attraction – food. What is your favorite dish at the Thanksgiving table? Here is what a few residents had to say: Katrisha Ropchock:...

 

Woodbury Gets Answers from Sunoco

After months and months of litigations and negotiations with Sunoco about road damage, Woodbury Township announced that at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4 that an agreement had finally been reached. The first stipulation of the settlement was...

 

Food Bank Prepares for Thanksgiving

For many families in Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Food Bank gives them enough food to last throughout the month for their families. In this holiday time, those at the Williamsburg Food Bank go above and beyond for those in the community. Last...

 

Historical Society Is Coming Together

In years past, members of the Williamsburg community had goals and dreams of getting together a group of community and surrounding area members to form a Williamsburg Historical Society. This dream...

 

New Boutique Opens in Williamsburg

For many in Williamsburg, going to stores for women's clothing and accessories requires a trip to Altoona to do some shopping or firing up laptops and shopping online. Now, thanks to Randi Fay, there...

 

L&I Announces $800,000 to Help Veterans Get Good Jobs

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier today announced the availability of $800,000 in grant funding through the Veterans Employment Program (VEP) to connect veterans with job opportunities. Eligible workforce development...

 

NBMS Names October Students of the Month

Northern Bedford Middle School's October Students of the Month are as follows (from left): Grade 6 – Nevaeh Clapper, daughter of Carissa and Zachary Yohn and Keith Clapper Kyan Baas, son of Andrew...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    November 18, 2021

The Children of James H. and Sarah Lyons, Generation Three: Part 3

Editor’s Note: The first 10 children of James H. and Sarah Lyons were detailed in the Nov. 4 and Nov. 10 editions of the Herald. This article continues with the next four children. The remaining two children will be featured in the next edition of...

 

Claysburg's 8th Annual Christmas in the Park

Claysburg's 8th Annual Christmas in the Park will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The Christmas Parade, starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, will begin the festivities. The parade starts at the...

 

Thanksgiving Travel to Rebound to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels

Airports and roads may seem more crowded this year as AAA predicts 53.4 million people will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13 percent from 2020. This brings travel volumes within 5 percent of pre-pandemic levels in 2019, with air travel...

 

You've Got Mail

Mail carrier Tamara Wright stops at the same spot along Julian Street each day to take a break from delivering mail along her route....

 

Register an Event for 'Pick Up Pennsylvania' to Benefit Streams, Rivers, and Lakes

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) encourage Pennsylvanians to volunteer for “Pick Up Pennsylvania,” a statewide campaign of fall litter cleanups to benefit streams, rivers,...

 

NB Alum Voted to AMCC Women's Soccer All-Conference Team

The Penn State Altoona women’s soccer program had an impressive showing on the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s All-Conference team, as the league released its postseason awards on Tuesday morning. Five women were named: Sophomore...

 

Firearms Bear Season Starts Saturday

Bear hunting has changed dramatically during the past few years. No longer is bear hunting restricted to a three-day season toward the end of November. Instead, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC)...

 

Kling Commits to Louisiana State University for Baseball

Central senior Paxton Kling has decided to continue his baseball career at Louisiana State University next year. At a celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 10, Kling's family and friends gathered at the banq...

 

Dragon's Victory Leads to Back-to-Back D6 Championships

After the Dragons had already faced Penn Cambria a few weeks into their regular season, Central faced the Panthers again this past week in the District Six Championship Game. The Dragons came out with...

 

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