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James Robert Barr

James “Jim” Robert Barr, 86, of Martinsburg passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at UPMC Altoona. He was born in El Dorado, Altoona Nov. 22, 1935, son of the late Henry Clayton Barr and Elizabeth...

 

Harold K. Corle

Harold K. Corle, 102, of Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Jan. 26, 2022, at the Village at Morrisons Cove. He was born Aug. 15, 1919, in Salemville; son of the late John and Virgie...

 

J. Allen Baker

J. Allen Baker, 91 of Friends Cove, passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, at the home of Les and Mary Baker, with whom he resided. He was born Jan. 26, 1931, in Waterside, a son of the late Samuel E....

 

Mary Kathryn "Kate" Dambeck

Mary Kathryn “Kate” Dambeck, 89, of Martinsburg passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 29, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born July 31, 1932, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Cloyd T. “Toby” and Pearl...

 

Blair County Genealogical Society to Meet Feb. 17

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at the Roller-Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Rd. Glenn Nelson Jr. will present “Finding Fort Roberdeau.” Since May 2013, Mr. Nelson has served as the...

 

Bedford County Chamber to Honor Local Businesses in Hall of Fame

The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the four businesses being inducted into the Bedford County Business Hall of Fame as part of a new signature awards event Friday, March 4, in the Colonnade Ballroom at the Omni Bedford Spri...

 

Robert and Virginia Fortney of Curryville

The whole Curryville Village raised me, but my parents, Robert and Virginia, were the most influential. I never heard anything negative directed to me. There were no put downs or belittling. Before I...

 

Fouled Out: Other Courts

Then there were the games of “PIG” and “HORSE” we played at Cousin’s Daryl’s house. One person would make a shot and the next guy had to make the same shot. If you missed, you got a “P.” If you missed enough time to get “PIG,...

 

The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis

For years, Lillian Carter was known simply as Angelica, muse to some of the greatest artists of the time. Her likeness is found in famous pieces across New York City. But now she finds herself at a...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 4, 1897 The State Capitol in Harrisburg was destroyed by a fire that started in the east corner of the Senate wing. The fire had been smoldering for some time, as people reported the smell of burning timber, but could not find the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 3, 1972 Appleton Papers in Roaring Spring outlined the steps the company planned to take to combat air and water pollution. Appleton planned to spend $700,000 during 1971 and 1972 for air control improvement in Roaring Spring. The...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 10, 1922 The Pennsylvania Threshermen’s and Farmers Protective Association passed a resolution condemning Governor Sproul’s administration. They went on record as “unalterably opposed to the extravagant methods of squandering...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 6, 1997 The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company kicked off a fund-raising campaign to purchase a 1997 Freightliner truck. The company wanted to replace the 1975 tanker which was equipped with a 1960 milk tank. A state police trooper...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 30, 1947 The threatened strike by pin boys and skate boys at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park was averted when pay increases were granted by officers of the Park Association. The West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company reported a banner...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 2, 2012 The Martinsburg Fire Company added a 2011 Ford F-350 to its fleet. The company planned to use the truck to carry a variety of items intended to handle minor vehicle accidents and assist at more complicated emergency scenes....

 
 By Linda Weko    Faith    February 3, 2022

The Lord of the Gaps

Do you ever open your Bible or read your morning devotional and see the exact words that you need to see for the day? Has a friend ever called you at just the right moment? Have you ever seen some sma...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    February 3, 2022

The Gospel Dispute

“While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper…” (Matthew 26:6, NIV) Have you ever wondered about the differences that are sometimes presented in the Gospels? Matthew...

 

Thought for the Week

I wrote last time about how precious the life of David was to God. David had every reason to trust, obey, and love God. But it would not be fair to propose David was more loved than others. God is...

 

Public Notices

2022 MEETING DATES Catharine Township will hold their regular meetings for the year 2022 on the 3rd Thursday of every month. All meetings will start at 7:00 pm. Meeting dates are as follows; Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16,...

 

Gas Prices Decrease in Western PA; Crude Oil Nears $90 Per Barrel

Gas prices are two cents cheaper in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.481 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This Week’s Average Prices Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.481 Average price during the week of Jan. 24,...

 

Cause of Martinsburg Fire Unknown

A shed on Chestnut Alley and Nicodemus Street in Martinsburg caught fire Tuesday afternoon. Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Department Chief Randy Acker is shown in these photos waiting for assistance....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    February 3, 2022

Most Positions Retained For South Woodbury Twp. Board

South Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors met Jan. 3, and voting for permanent positions was done. Organization All supervisors will retain their positions. Supervisor John Hileman will be the vice chair and assistant roadmaster. Rachel White was...

 

January Update on Community Fund

Martinsburg Community Fund organizers have reported the following: Checks received as of Jan. 28, 2022: 7 Residents $275 1 Business $100 Homewood Chapel $1,000 Total $1,375.00 + $46,012.58 Grand...

 

Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy Accepts Applications For First-Ever Cadet Class

The Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy (KSCA) is accepting applications for its first-ever cadet class in July 2022. The Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy is designed to give academically challenged teens a second chance at obtaining their basic...

 

W-burg to Receive Loan for Police, Truck With Plow

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director Bob Morgan announced that USDA is investing more than $16 million in 30 essential rural community facility projects and equipment in rural Pennsylvania. “These facilities are part of...

 

Blair County Chamber of Commerce Presents Awards

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation on Jan. 28, 2022. This meeting allows the chamber to reflect on the accomplishments of the previous year, announce goals for the next 11 months and includes the...

 

Bedford Chamber of Commerce Passes On Leadership

The leadership of the Chamber and the 501-c3 Chamber Foundation held their annual join reorganizational meeting in January to discuss the organizations' plans for the new year. Tina Molski of REI was...

 

Long-Term Care Regional Support Sites To Help Relieve Strain On Hollidaysburg Skilled Nursing Facility

Leaders of the Pennsylvania departments of Health and Military and Veterans Affairs along with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency announced four long-term care regional support sites to relieve pressure on hospitals and skilled nursing...

 

Dept. of Health Provides Weekly Update On COVID-19 Trends In Vaccinations, Cases And Hospitalizations

The Pennsylvania Department of Health provided a weekly COVID-19 update as of Monday, Jan. 24. “Although we are seeing a slight decrease in the seven-day moving average of COVID-19 cases, it is much too early to let down our guard,” Klinepeter...

 

Blair, Bedford County COVID Case Update

This data was taken from the Department of Health's Pennsylvania COVID-19 Dashboard on Monday, Jan. 31. This data has been collected since early 2020 and is updated every day at noon. According to...

 

Bedford: Free At-Home COVID Test Kits, Vaccine Clinic

The Bedford and Everett Family Health Center is proud to host a free At-Home COVID Test Kits (two boxes per household) and vaccine clinic this Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. The locations are 104 Railroad St., Bedford, between the office...

 

Blair Co. COVID Testing Extended Through Feb. 11

The Blair County COVID testing site at Peoples Natural Gas Field has extended again through Feb. 11. The Department of Health announced that new COVID-19 testing sites in Clearfield, Fayette, Monroe, Somerset and Venango counties will offer free...

 

Williamsburg Girls Basketball Team Celebrates Senior Night

The Lady Pirates celebrated their Senior Night on Thursday, Jan. 27. The only senior, Krista Simpson, center with flowers, poses with her team members and coaches after a pounding victory over Mount...

 

'A Miracle Recovery': Senior Bounces Back from Injury

A torn ACL almost cost Williamsburg High School Senior Krista Simpson both her senior volleyball and basketball seasons. A vigorous workout and physical therapy helped Simpson achieve a miraculous rec...

 

McMonagle Fills Vacant School Board Seat

After the last Williamsburg Community School Board meeting, voting for the vacant seat left by Janet Lee was tied between two candidates. A special meeting was called on Wednesday, Jan. 26, to try to...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s almost time for the Super Bowl – less than two weeks away. If you’re not attending the Super Bowl Party put on by the United Methodist Church that is being held from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., you might be having a party of your own and of...

 

Williamsburg Woman Turns 100

In 1922, many events happened in the United States – the building of Yankee Stadium started in Bronx, NY, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., was dedicated, and in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, Helen Irvin was born. On Feb. 7, Helen will...

 

Just the Facts: Agritourism in Pennsylvania and the U.S.

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in 2017, there were 711 Pennsylvania farms offering agritourism opportunities, such as farm tours, hayrides, and hunting and fishing....

 

Local Students Make Deans', Presidents' Lists for Fall 2021 Semester

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY President’s List: East Freedom – Annelise Johnston, Business major BELMONT UNIVERSITY Martinsburg – Emma Pearl Smith COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY President’s List: Claysburg – Elizabeth Fiess, Marine Science,...

 

Claysburg Education Foundation Announces Scholarship

The Claysburg Education Foundation is pleased to announce that The Bruno and Lena DeGol Family Foundation has awarded a $1,500 annual scholarship award to the Foundation for a period of ten (10) years to be awarded annually in memory of Donald E....

 

Deer Hunters Favor Saturday Opener

Sixty percent of Pennsylvania deer hunters support a Saturday-after-Thanksgiving start to the firearms deer season, while another 12 percent have no preference between a Saturday or Monday opener, and 27 percent oppose a Saturday opener, based on...

 

Central Football Team Presented With Awards

The 2021 Central Dragon Football Banquet was held on Jan. 30 at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. This photo is of the award recipients. Shown are (front row, from left): Jacob Detwiler, Joseph...

 

Juniata Valley Honors W-Burg Players

Juniata Valley held its annual Fall Sports Banquet on Sunday evening. Award winners include: ICC All-Stars Offense 1st Team: Jonathan Bouch, Jake Johnson 2nd Team: Jayce Rand, Ben Carolus Defense:...

 

Marko Sets Blair County Mark

The Central Wrestling team faced Claysburg Kimmel in one match this week on Tuesday, as well as participating in the Thomas Chevrolet Tournament on Friday and Saturday. In Tuesday's match, the...

 

Old Tigers

"Rich, you've written a couple of columns about young sportsmen. Why don't you ever write anything about sportsmen your age?" Donna asked me one evening (I'm 72). "There aren't a lot of us left," I...

 

Williamsburg Boys Keep Wins Coming

–Jan. 27, 2022– Williamsburg used home court advantage to crush Glendale 78-49. Sophomore RJ Royer got the most points for Williamsburg, hitting 24. Both Junior Zachary Kagarise and Sophomore Rowan Gorsuch had 14 points. SCORE BY QUARTERS...

 

Lady Dragons Defeated in Three Games

The Central Lady Dragons faced the Bedford Lady Bisons, the Forest Hills Lady Rangers, and the Westmont Lady Hilltoppers this week. Unfortunately, the Lady Dragons were defeated in all three games:...

 

Lady Pirates Remain on Top

–Jan. 31, 2022– The Lady Pirates traveled to West Branch to defeat them 46-21. Jayla Woodruff led Williamsburg in points with 16. Ayla Hileman provided 9. SCORE BY QUARTERS Williamsburg 12 14 7 13 Total: 46 West Branch 5 4 2 10 Total: 21 3-POINT...

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park's Updated Bowling Scores

Huntsman Bowling Center Morrisons Cove Memorial Park – Jan. 29, 2021 – Leader Board Men GAME Mike Burns 300 Adam Hetrick 279 Jordan Smith 268 SERIES Mike Burns 718 Clair Banks 710 Adam Hetrick 702 Women GAME Liz Rhodes 265 Anita Bolinger 234...

 

C-K Girls Basketball Schedule Change

The Claysburg-Kimmel girls basketball team will travel to Cambria Heights on Feb. 9, 2022, to play junior high, junior varsity and varsity games as follows: • Junior High – 3:45 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Bus to DEPART at 2:15 p.m. Dismissal at 2 p.m....

 

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