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 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 30, 2020

Roaring Spring Water Sold to DS Services

Roaring Spring Water, a fifth-generation family-owned company in Roaring Spring Borough, has been sold. Cott Corp., a provider of home and office bottled water delivery services in North America and Europe, announced last week that DS Services of...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    January 30, 2020

Make Way for a New Village Closet

The Village Closet & Country Store at Townes Edge Exchange, just west of Martinsburg along State Route 164, has been demolished to make way for a new building. T.L. Long Excavating Inc.,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 30, 2020

Former Williamsburg Resident's First Book Helped Heal Familial Wounds

When familial relations fracture, it takes all sides to be willing to come together to heal the wounds. So, what happens if one of those sides passes away, taking any hope of reconciliation to the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 30, 2020

House Fire in Williamsburg Thursday Leaves two Homeless

A mid-morning fire in Williamsburg on Thursday, Jan. 23, left one couple homeless and claimed the lives of two pets. Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ted Hyle said the alarm came in...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 30, 2020

Martinsburg Volunteer Firefighters Responded to 243 Calls in 2019

Members of the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company responded to 243 calls, including 218 emergency calls, during 2019, according to a report filed by Randy Acker, fire chief. The total loss from fires in 2019 was $554,000. In Martinsburg Borough,...

 

Pa. No-Till Alliance to Host Event in Williamsburg Feb. 5

No-till, cover crop and soil health advocates and those who want to learn more about these practices have been invited to join the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance to hear from a national speaker at the Williamsburg Community Farm Show Building, William...

 

MC Memorial Park Reviews 2019 Season

Season’s Greetings from Morrisons Cove Memorial Park: In our annual Christmas letter to the Cove, we would like to take a moment to look back at our accomplishments this past year and let our community know our plans going forward for the...

 
 By JOHN KASUN    Opinion    January 30, 2020

What You Smell Is Rotten Politics In The Courthouse

I read with amusement the opinion of Rick Boston, staff writer, in the Jan. 16, 2020, edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald. Boston's column stressed the required cohesiveness of the Blair County Board of Commissioners moving forward and the need for...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Donated in memory of Delores "Dee" Verbonitz, this cookbook is all about gathering people together over food. Anyone who knew Dee, knew she was always cooking a big meal for her family. When she...

 

Skyles Attends Inauguration

Herald of Jan. 24, 1895 J.B. Skyles Esq. spent 10 days in Harrisburg and Carlisle on business connected with electric railway interests. He attended the inauguration of Daniel Hartman Hastings as governor on Jan. 15. Ex-Gov. Robert E. Pattison was...

 

Junior High Dedication

Herald of Jan. 27, 1970 The Spring Cove Junior High School building will be formally presented to the school district by the architects during the dedication program to be held in the school’s auditorium. The dedication is the first public program...

 

Drive For Recruits

Herald of Jan. 30, 1920 Opening an intensive army recruit drive in this county to extend over the present week, Sergeant Luther Jones, in charge of the Altoona recruiting station, received a squad of helpers from Harrisburg Monday morning and sent...

 

SC Teachers to Get Raise

Herald of Jan. 26, 1995 Spring Cove school teachers would receive pay increases of $1,700 a year for the next four years under a contract approved last week by both the teachers and the school board. Peggy R. Shaffer, school board secretary, said...

 

Coal Shortage At Schools

Herald of Feb. 1, 1945 With less than two tons of coal in the cellar, the 250 or more pupils of the Martinsburg schools were sent to their homes at 12:30 o’clock Wednesday noon and the building closed for the remainder of the day. A forenoon...

 

RS Council Reorganizes

Herald of Jan. 28 2010 It’s official: Roaring Spring Borough will purchase two properties owned by the Spring Cove School District. Voting at a brief special meeting Thursday, Jan. 14, the five council members who were present were unanimous in...

 

Public Notices

FREEDOM TOWNSHIP BLAIR COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PAW PAW ROAD CROSS PIPE REPLACEMENT ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed Bids for the cross-pipe replacement along Paw Paw Road in Freedom Township will be accepted until 10:00 AM prevailing time, Tuesday,...

 

DEATH RECORD

BABB, Barbara, 81, New Paltz, N.Y. BRITTON, Dorothy M., 83, Woodbury HOOVER, Jennifer L. “Jenny,” 55, Martinsburg POTE, Daisy M., 92, Roaring Spring STEELE, Peggy G. (Myers), 89, Roaring Spring SVITANA, Paul E., 88, East Freed...

 

BARBARA BABB

Barbara Babb, 81, of New Paltz, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. A memorial gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at...

 

DOROTHY M. BRITTON

Dorothy M. Britton, 83, of Woodbury, formerly of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Christ Church, in Roaring...

 

JENNIFER L. 'JENNY' HOOVER

Jennifer L. “Jenny” Hoover, 55, of Martinsburg, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at home, following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc.,...

 

DAISY M. POTE

Daisy M. Pote, 92, of Roaring Spring, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, Jan. 27, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following a brief illness. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan....

 

PEGGY G. (MYERS) STEELE

Peggy G. (Myers) Steele, 89, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, following a brief illness. A funeral was held on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 at the Trinity...

 

PAUL E. SVITANA

Paul E. Svitana, 88, of East Freedom, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. A funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020,...

 

High Schools Can Enroll in Voter Registration Program

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar on Jan. 22 reminded Pennsylvania high school students that they still have time to participate in the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) program by registering their eligible peers to vote in...

 

Lady 'Dawgs Win 11th on Year

Megan Hartman scored her 1,000th career point during Claysburg-Kimmel's 66-46 setback to visiting Juniata Valley on Jan. 22. Juniata Valley led 28-20 at halftime before closing the game with a 38-26...

 

CHS Raises Mark to 12-4

It was three up and three opponents down for the Central Lady Dragon hoopsters as they raised their record to 12-4 on the season. CHS scored wins over Tussey Mountain, Bald Eagle Area and Bellefonte. CHS 43, Tussey 41 On Jan. 20, the team traveled...

 

Lady Pirates Fall to CKHS

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team fell to visiting Claysburg-Kimmel on Jan. 20, 54-35. C-K turned a 15-13 lead after one quarter into an 11-point halftime lead following a 13-4 run in the second quarter. The Lady Bulldogs...

 

NB Girls Score Road Victory

The Northern Bedford girls’ basketball team took the lead early and hung on for a 36-30 win on the road at Forbes Road on Jan. 21. The Lady Panthers improved a three-point halftime lead to 27-20 by the end of the third period and with continued str...

 

West Branch Tops CKHS Boys

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team suffered a 59-46 loss at West Branch on Jan. 22. Leading 16-9 after the first quarter, the Bulldogs were outscored 50-30 during the final three quarters, including 37-19 in the second half....

 

C-K 22nd at Thomas Tourn.

The Claysburg-Kimmel wrestling team was forced to forfeit five matches during a 39-24 setback to visiting Juniata Valley on Jan. 21. The Bulldogs scored their team points on the strength of falls by Cade Keithley (138 pounds) and Kobe Harr (160) and...

 

Dragons Sweep Opponents

The Central Dragon basketball team recorded three wins, two in the Mountain League, to improve its record to 13-5 on the season. CHS 71, Forest Hills 52 On Jan. 20, the Dragons hosted Forest Hills...

 

Hot-Shooting NB Tops Glendale

Northern Bedford’s boys’ basketball team rode some hot shooting to a 76-50 win at Glendale in an inter-divisional contest on Jan. 22. The Panthers got out to a 40-25 lead by halftime and cruised to the victory. “We played pretty well and it...

 

Agency to Examine Longer Seasons

In response to requests from hunters, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Jan. 25 directed agency wildlife-management staff to examine the potential biological impacts of extending the archery deer season to the start of the statewide...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

If you watch television, you know there are various groups that reward various types of performers with awards. You can watch the Emmys, the Grammys, the ESPYs, and other award shows. Individuals and...

 

Blue Pirates Crush St. Joe's

The Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team raced to a 21-point halftime lead against Saint Joseph Catholic Academy on Jan. 21 and cruised to a 74-51 victory. The Blue Pirates led 17-6 after one quarter and pushed it to 36-15 at the break....

 

Deer-Tagging Requirements Could Change

Hunters with multiple deer tags might soon be free of the restriction to tag the first deer they harvest before attempting to harvest a second. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Jan. 25 voted preliminarily to approve a measure that...

 

CHS Wrestlers Up Against Top Teams

The Central Dragon wrestlers battled a pair of Mountain League foes last week and also participated in the Thomas Chevrolet Tournament over the weekend. Clearfield 56, CHS 14 On Jan. 21, the Dragons welcomed Clearfield and were defeated 56-14. Ian...

 

NB Wrestlers Place 12th at Chevy Tourn.

Glendale earned seven falls during a 58-24 victory in high school wrestling action on Jan. 21 at Northern Bedford. The Vikings also won one match by major decision and were awarded two victories by forfeit. Northern Bedford’s Colby Imler and Reyan...

 

License Sales Up After Sat. Deer Opener

When the Pennsylvania Game Commission last year opted to move the opening day of the firearms deer season to Saturday, the decision was based in part on the conclusion it would enable more hunters to participate, and it was the best thing to do for...

 

PGC Board Offers No Motion on NES&L Mining Expansion

A proposal by New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc., of New Enterprise, to expand its existing operation on State Game Lands 79 in Jackson Township, Cambria County, failed to garner a motion for approval at today's Board of Game Commissioners...

 

New Option in Used Car Sales Shopping

By JILL BRUBAKER REIGH Hollidaysburg Correspondent Hollidaysburg native Max Rothrauff began his professional career in banking, yet his strong family-fueled entrepreneurial spark led him through the...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"Heart Song" My heart sings at the falling snow, a photograph from long ago, a simple bowl of soup, some bread, a river rock, the color red. My heart sings at an open book, your sweater hanging from...

 

Dunmore Named to Dean's List at Eastern Menn. U.

Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va., is pleased to recognize students who were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list. The dean’s list, compiled at the end of each term, includes degree-seeking students who achieve a semester GPA of at...

 

Lines by Lee

The other day I preached from 1 John 3 and was reminded of a verse that is so easily overlooked and a truth taken so lightly. It may be because the first verse of the chapter contains the "L" word....

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 22:24-25 Acts 22:26-29 Acts 23:1-3 Acts 23:4-5 Acts 23:6-9 Acts 23:10 Acts 23:11 The Roman Commander, Claudius Lysias, is doing everything in his power to understand what is...

 

Study: Households Waste Nearly A Third of the Food They Acquire

American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, according to economists, who say this wasted food has an estimated aggregate value of $240 billion annually. Divided among the nearly 128.6 million U.S. households, this...

 

Homewood Names New Unit Manager

Homewood at Martinsburg has announced Lynnette DeLozier as its new Countryside Unit manager. DeLozier is a graduate of Allegany College of Maryland earning degrees in nursing, psychology and...

 

Tips for a Stress-Free Tax Season

Taxes are an unavoidable fact of life. Unfortunately, they can be somewhat overwhelming, which can cause people to put the task off and miss the deadline. Use these tips for a stress-free tax season:...

 

Money Tips for the Best Financial You in 2020

At the same time that Americans are feeling the financial pinch of the holidays, they’re gearing up for 2020, with their top two goals being to save more and increase their credit scores, according to a national consumer survey by Experian. Almost...

 

Tax Filing Season Underway in Pennsylvania

As Pennsylvania’s tax filing season opened Monday, Jan. 27, the Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers that they can electronically file their personal income tax returns. The filing deadline to submit 2019 tax returns is Wednesday, April...

 

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