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Almond Milk is Not Milk

To the Editor: Artificial milk (almond juice) is not good for the environment. According to Cranfield University (U.K.), to produce almond juice (so-called milk) it takes "blue water" to produce the fake stuff. Blue water is water collected for...

 

C-K's 1,000-Point Scorers

Claysburg-Kimmel High School seniors Megan Hartman and Kyle Glass each surpassed the 1,000-point plateau this season. Hartman became the 13th Lady Bulldog in school history to score at least 1,000...

 

Trump Disrespected the National Anthem

To the Editor: By now, many of you have seen the video clip of President Trump and Melania at Mar-a-Lago on Feb. 2, 2020, preparing to watch the Super Bowl with a group of people. While the National Anthem is being played, Trump is mugging for the...

 

Taxation by Citation

To the Editor: The Pennsylvania legislature is desperate for new sources of revenue. They know that everyone has to drive. They know that speed limits are under-posted by 8 to 16 MPH 90 percent of the time. They know that the posted limits de facto...

 

For the Love of Books

Like many libraries, the Martinsburg Community Library is blessed with volunteers. Margaret "Peggy" Steinfurth is one such volunteer. She attributes her love of books to her mother, Harriet Stapleton,...

 

Vaping, A National Epidemic

The FDA has declared the practice of vaping a national epidemic, and I agree. As a practicing pulmonologist, I have seen the devastating and long-term effects of tobacco smoking. E-cigarettes or vaping devices were introduced to the U.S. market in...

 

Martinsburg Friends of the Library Prepare for Annual Book Sale

February is Love Your Library month and The Friends of the Library at Martinsburg Community Library is preparing for its semi-annual book sale. The book sale will be held at the Martinsburg Community...

 

MRS. LEE AND MRS. GRAY By Dorothy Love

"There was a time when Arlington was a magical place, enchanted and inviolate, the place where all that was beautiful in my world began." So wrote Mary Custis Lee near the end of her life. Mary was...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    February 13, 2020

Central H.S. Again Sends Delegation to Pa. Mock Trial Competition

District and regional levels of Pennsylvania High School Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Young Lawyers Division got underway in January with 285 teams from 2...

 

Lutheran Church Dedicated

Herald of Feb. 7, 1895 Two full columns on the front page of the Herald and two continuation columns on the back page were devoted to the dedication of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, which was described in the headlines as “A Churchly,...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    February 13, 2020

Greenfield Township Plans Improvements to Claysburg Park

Greenfield Township Supervisors approved upgrades to the Claysburg Area Community Park at their Feb. 4 meeting. The improvements are aimed at increasing accessibility for park users. Contracts were awarded to BCS Construction, Altoona, for the work,...

 

Heavy Snowfall Blankets Cove

Herald of Feb. 12, 1970 Snowfall became heavy, accumulating more than nine inches. Approximately 200 customers lost power due to the weight of the snow on the power lines causing them to bounce against another and short out circuit breakers. Fire...

 

Farmers' Week

Herald of Feb. 13, 1920 This week is known in the history of Morrison Cove Vocational school as Farmers’ Week. Men of learning and broad experience will be brought here and women likewise will bring helpful information in an effort to benefit us....

 

Going Once, Going Twice ...

Herald of Feb. 9, 1995 The Herald featured Carl A. Shultz, easily recognizable as the affable auctioneer in demand for five decades throughout Blair County. With his 76th birthday approaching, Shultz decided to retire. Shultz and his wife lived on a...

 

FFA Holds Ceremony

Herald of Feb. 15, 1945 Pvt. George B. Kelley, aged 23, whose home is a mile and a half west of Clappertown, was killed in action on Jan. 10, while fighting with the armies in Belgium. FFA council, members and guests assembled at the Robert Smith...

 

More Snow

Herald of Feb. 11, 2010 Morrisons Cove was blanketed under the largest snowfall in recent memory. The Herald received unofficial reports of 18 inches in Williamsburg, 24 in Martinsburg and 22 in Loysburg. The final “for-sale” property of the...

 

Public Notices

STORAGE SALE Due to nonpayment of rent Roxie Dick, 404 Mines Ln. Apt #1, Williamsburg, Pa; Christina Gray, 384 Foskey Ln., Altoona, Pa; Makayla Zeth, 414 Pulpit Rd., Martinsburg, Pa; Lucas Cooper, 309 16th Ave., Duncansville, Pa; Virginia Walker, 427...

 

DEATH RECORD

FRAZEE, John E., 52, Martinsburg FRIES, Thomas J. Jr., 61, Roaring Spring HAZENSTAB, Rebecca Ann, 64, Loysburg RHINE, Virginia R., 88, The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville, formerly of rural Martinsburg SIMPSON, James P., 62, Bellwood,...

 

JOHN E. FRAZEE

John E. Frazee, 52, of Martinsburg, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. At request of the deceased, a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date and at the conveni...

 

THOMAS J. FRIES JR.

Thomas J. Fries Jr. 61, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. At Thomas’ request, there will not be a visitation or service. Thomas was born on Jan. 13, 1959, in Roaring Spring,...

 

REBECCA ANN HAZENSTAB

Rebecca Ann Hazenstab, 64, of Loysburg, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, after complications from stem cell transplant. A funeral was held on Frid...

 

VIRGINIA R. RHINE

Virginia R. Rhine, 88, a resident at The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville, formerly of Fredericksburg, rural Martinsburg, passed away on Friday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. At the request of the de...

 

JAMES P. SIMPSON

James P. Simpson, 62, of Bellwood, formerly of Martinsburg and Saxton, passed away on Tuesday morning, Feb. 4, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. A funeral was held on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Todd...

 

FRANCES M. (JARRETT) SMITH

Frances M. Smith, 74, of Woodbury, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral will be held privately. Interment will be in the New Enterprise Cemetery. Frances was born on May...

 

EMILY ANN WEBER

Emily Anne Weber, 29, of Colorado Springs, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at her home, following a minor surgery. A Memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2...

 

CHS Grapplers Earn 6 Wins

It was a busy week for the Central wrestlers as they had a pair of dual meets and also participated with five other teams in the Claysburg Duals. CHS 48, C-K 29 The Dragons hosted Claysburg-Kimmel on...

 

NB Wrestlers Fall in Semi's

The Northern Bedford High School wrestling team was handed just its fourth defeat of the season on Jan. 28, as the Black Panthers were defeated 51-24 by visiting North Star. The Black Panthers earned two decisions, one fall and won two by forfeit....

 

Bulldogs Earn 2nd Wrestling 'W'

The Claysburg-Kimmel wrestling team picked up its second victory of the season during the Claysburg Duals on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Bulldogs were victorious in one of their five duals meets on the day. In Round 1 against Juniata Valley, C-K was dealt...

 

C-K's Glass Hits 1,000 Career Points

Kyle Glass became just the sixth boys’ basketball player at Claysburg-Kimmel to reach 1,000 points for their career on Feb. 4. Glass surpassed the 1,000-point mark as he pumped in 23 points during the Bulldogs’ 62-52 home victory against...

 

CHS Finishes Third in League

The Central Dragons lost their final two Mountain League games of the season last week, dropping their record to 14-8 on the season. Central finished the year in third place in the league with a 9-5...

 

Central Girls Defeat Brookville

The Central Lady Dragons split two games last week, defeating Brookville in a non-league game before falling against league rival Tyrone. The split gave CHS a 15-5 record. CHS 42, Brookeville 38 On Feb. 3, the Dragons visited Brookville, won the...

 

Lady Bulldogs Rally Past Glendale

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team had three players score in double figures during a 63-51 come-from-behind win at Glendale on Feb. 3. Trailing 27-25 at halftime, C-K outscored Glendale 38-24 in the second half. Bailey Garver...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

I hope sportsmen reading this column have been preparing for Valentine's Day. Most of us should come up with a card for our wives. Many of us might visit a florist and bring home a bouquet of...

 

NBC Boys Slip to 8-13 Overall

Northern Bedford dug its way out of a 23-5 first-quarter deficit for a wild come-from-behind 77-68 win at home versus McConnellsburg on Feb. 3. The Panthers trailed by 14, at 46-32 at the half, before outscoring the visiting Spartans 45-22 in the...

 

NBC Rally Comes Up Short on Road

Despite a furious fourth-quarter rally, Northern Bedford came up on the short end of a 39-33 loss at McConnellsburg on Feb. 4 in girls’ high school basketball action. The Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Spartans 15-4 in the fourth quarter, but it...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Sometimes lunch is a quickie with leftovers from my fridge before I resume the projects on hand, but that wasn't the case last week. Not only were all the foods different, they were also at different...

 

Anna Ormsby Named to Dean's List at Geneva

Geneva College, Beaver Falls, has announced the dean’s list of undergraduate students for the fall 2019 semester. To be eligible for this recognition, students in traditional programs must earn a GPA of at least 3.6 while passing 12 credit hours...

 

Captains' Award

Deputy Chief Tim James (left) was presented this year's Captains' Award by Captains Tommy Miller and Scott Caldwell at the Freedom Township Volunteer Company's awards banquet on Saturday, Jan....

 

Presidents Award

Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company President Matt May presented the Presidents Award to Noni Henry (left) and Carrol Hughes at the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company awards banquet on...

 

BCGS to Hear 'Great Migration' at Feb. Meeting

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg. Harriet Gaston will present “The Great Migration North.” The Great Migration was the...

 

Lines by Lee

Billy Graham told the story of meeting a less fortunate man on the street. He gave the man some money and asked him what his greatest need was. He did not mention money or a job or house. The man...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 24:1-4 Acts 24:5-9 Acts 24:10-13 Acts 24:14-19 Acts 24:20-22 St. Matthew 22:23-33 Galatians 2:7-10 We will look at this preliminary to a trial. Actually, they never get...

 

Nellie Lang Turns 98 Years Old

Nellie Lang of Williamsburg received a Citation from State Rep. Jim Gregory in honor of her 98th birthday on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Lang was born on Feb. 9, 1922. With Lang is State Rep. Gregory....

 

Genealogical Society to Offer Classes

The Blair County Genealogical Society will offer genealogy classes at 7 p.m. on three consecutive Mondays in March at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg. The classes are for everyone from the beginner to the...

 

Train Museum to Host Open House Feb. 15-16

The Alto Model Train Museum Association will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16. The train museum is located at 1117 Ninth Ave. in Altoona. There will be no admission charge throughout the weekend although...

 

Barton, Rhodes Wed At Woodbury Church

Meredith Barton and Christopher Rhodes were united in marriage at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at the Woodbury Church of the Brethren. The bride is the daughter of Darryl and Nancy Barton of...

 

Forshey, Taylor Wed In Williamsport, Pa.

Lauren Elizabeth Taylor and Luke Allen Forshey were united in marriage on Saturday, July 27 2019, at the First United Methodist Church in Williamsport. Pastor Janet Durrwachter officiated at the doubl...

 

Meck, Heintzelman Engaged to Be Married

Kaitlin Meck and Matthew Heintzelman of Schnecksville, Pa., are engaged to be married. Miss Meck is the daughter of Darin and Heather Meck of Martinsburg. She is a 2012 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Matthew O. and Kirsten Rose (Zimmerman) Weaver of New Enterprise are the parents of a son, Masyn Blake Weaver, born at 10:27 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Highlands Midwife Center, Martinsburg....

 

W-burg Names Rotary Students of the Month

The Rotary "Students of the Month" at Williamsburg High School have been announced for September through December. Chelsea Mathieu Chelsea Mathieu was September's "Student of the Month." She is the...

 

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