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Articles from the February 24, 2022 edition

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Clair Eugene Smith

Clair Eugene “Gene” Smith, 85, of Martinsburg, went into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Gene was the son of the late George C. and Hazel (Gunnett)...

 

Robert R. Laughlin

Robert R. Laughlin, 73, of Hollidaysburg, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, after complications from surgery. He was born Jan. 14, 1949, in Altoona, the son of the late John and May...

 

Edith E. Miller

Edith E. Miller, 86, a resident of Messiah Lifeways, Mechanicsburg, entered Heaven’s gates Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, at the West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg. She was born Jan. 10, 1936, in...

 

Judith Ann (Neeley) Ayers

Judith Ann (Neeley) Ayers, 79, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday evening, Feb. 18, 2022, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. She was born June 9, 1942, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Julius Neeley and Marian (Kensinger) Dodson an...

 

Melissa A. Merritts

Melissa A. Merritts, 53, of Martinsburg, who passed away Dec. 18, 2021, will have a memorial service Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, at the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren from 10 until 11 a.m., with service at 11 a.m. All are welco...

 

Donna S. Irvin

Donna S. Irvin, 83, of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 16, 2022, at UPMC Altoona. She was born March 7, 1938, in Altoona, daughter of the late, Oliver P. and Edith N. (Criswell) Sollenberger. On April 28, 1957, she married Donald...

 

Anna R. Jewell

Anna R. Jewell, 97, of Roaring Spring, formerly of East Freedom, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Harry D. and Mary A....

 

Fouled Out: Finishing High School Basketball

As the basketball season proceeded toward the end, NBC was tied with Bedford High School for the Bedford County Championship. Bedford was a big school. We had soundly beat Bedford on our basketball...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

If you are a fan of the mystery genre, I would recommend you check out this cozy “who-done-it” by Nita Prose. Her protagonist is an unexpected and unwilling sleuth, and the plot will keep you on...

 
 By JOE HURD    Opinion    February 24, 2022

'Buy Here. Thrive Here.' Takes 'Buy Here. Live Here.' to the Next Level

It has been ten years since the Blair County Chamber introduced its “Buy Here. Live Here.” initiative to encourage more businesses to take a hard look at their purchasing practices. A survey, created by a couple business professors from the...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Unfortunately, toward the end of 2021, the Williamsburg Blue Pirate athletic fraternity lost three special members. As basketball players at W.H.S., all three were senior starters and each one was on Juniata Valley League championship...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 25, 1897 A very pretty home wedding took place February 23 at 6 o’clock p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Biddle near Loysburg, the contracting parties being Miss Annie Biddle and Mr. John Woodcock of Altoona. Rev. J. K. Lloyd...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 24, 1972 The worst snowstorm in six years fell in the Cove bringing 60 mile an hour winds and approximately 20 inches of snow. The snow started falling on Friday and continued through Saturday morning when strong winds began to blow....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of March 3, 1922 The Morrisons Cove Memorial Church of the Brethren dedicated their newly erected church edifice in Martinsburg to the memory of the pioneer Christian men and women of the church. More than 800 people from all sections of the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 27, 1997 Children from six area elementary schools were meeting with architects to design a new playground at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. The steering committee, headed by Steven E. Tomlinson of Martinsburg, was working with...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 20, 1947 The first eye-witness radio broadcast of the train wreck involving the Red Arrow was given by Wilbert L. Ketner of Henrietta over WFBG, Altoona. The eastbound Red Arrow derailed and went down a 200 foot embankment on the...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 23, 2012 Brothers Corey and Dakota Chamberlain, aged 9 and 13, respectively, of Claysburg won trophies at the Mossy Oak/National Wild Turkey Federation Grand National Turkey Calling Championships in Nashville, Tenn. Corey placed first...

 

Intersections

I am probably the only one reading these words who can say that I have been thinking about intersections lately. When was the last time you had some introspection on intersections? I guess I think of them at times because I drive several thousand...

 

AAA: How to Go on Ice and Snow

AAA East Central advises motorists to take precautions to avoid deadly crashes in the coming days. According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place during the winter....

 

Snapshot: Profile of Pennsylvania Municipal Officials

These snapshots used data from the results of a 2021 survey of local government officials conducted by the Pennsylvania Local Government Commission and the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. The...

 

Hollidaysburg Library Featuring Trivia Night

The Friends of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library will hold its “Wine, Trivia and More” fundraiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the American Legion Post 516 Social Hall, Legion Park, Hollidaysburg. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m....

 

Low-Income Pennsylvanians May Be Missing Out on PA Tax Refunds of $100 or More

There are more than 118,000 low-income Pennsylvanians who may be missing out on state tax refunds of $100 or more, the Department of Revenue announced. These refunds totaling an estimated $30.2 million are available through the commonwealth’s Tax...

 

Lakemont Park Hosting Open Interview Hiring Event Today

Lakemont Park will hold an open interview hiring event on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Lakemont Park Administrative Office. Interviews will be held for cashiers, food service, ride operators, lifeguards, reception/office staff,...

 

Potholes Can Be an Endless Hole for Your Wallet

While tire-hungry potholes are typically a sign of spring, this winter's frequent ice and snowstorms have taken an early toll on the Nation's roadways – and drivers are paying a steep price. AAA...

 

Commissioners Announce Hiring of CYF Administrator

The Blair County Commissioners announced the hiring of Paul Bookhamer as administrator of Children Youth and Families. Bookhamer is currently a caseworker within the agency in the on-going unit. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Mana...

 

Grant Funding Available To Create Student Pathways To Employment

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced the availability of $2.5 million in Schools-to-Work program grant funding to continue fostering partnerships between schools, employers, organizations, and...

 

Complaints Stop Ordinance From Changing Major Traffic Patterns, Parking

At the February Hollidaysburg Borough Council meeting, the primary topic of interest was an ordinance the borough was looking to pass that would change some major traffic patterns and general parking regulation. Ordinance discussion One of the major...

 

Thought for the Week

This “Thought” might fit better in September, when we celebrate “Labor Day.” But working and labor are on my mind. Our reaction to the epidemic has done strange things to labor and employment....

 

Roaring Spring ARCH Delivers Cookies

Roaring Spring ARCH had a cookie and coffee delivery for the local heroes of the Roaring Spring community on Saturday, Feb. 12. Volunteers also delivered cookies to Conemaugh Nason. ARCH has an...

 

Public Notices

Conditional Use Hearing The Roaring Spring Borough will hold a Conditional Use Hearing on March 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. in the Roaring Spring Borough Building at 616 Spang Street, Roaring Spring, PA 16673 to hear a request from Spring Dam Brewery at 2...

 

School Board Meeting Ends In Vote to Eliminate Masking, Contact Tracing

In a four-hour marathon meeting, the Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors decided to end all masking in the district and contact tracing, effective Wednesday, Feb. 23. The motion to eliminate masking and contact tracing was made by...

 

Community Partnership Plans Events Through the Year

The highlight of the February Board of Directors meeting for the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) came from the Program and Development Committee, which reviewed upcoming events planned to promote the Borough of Hollidaysburg. An...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    February 24, 2022

H-burg Natives Live Their Dream of Television Production

Two childhood friends from Hollidaysburg have made their dream of working on a major television production a reality. After graduating from Hollidaysburg Area High School in 1999, Matthew McLoota...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This past weekend, I was inspired to be Italian by cooking for my family – one of our favorites chicken parmesan and spaghetti. This inspired this week’s question: What is your favorite Italian dish? Here is what a few residents had to say:...

 

School Board Hears Audit

David Scott of Young, Oakes, and Brown attended the Williamsburg Community School District’s Board meeting on Feb. 15 to present the audit report. Scott praised Board Secretary Kalie Zabrosky for her job and said that the school district was “doi...

 

From the 'Burg To Your Kitchen

I'm still feeling Italian! As you can see by my dish this week, I am in an Italian mood – that's why I decided to share one of my most prized recipes – homemade spaghetti sauce! Natalie's Special...

 

What's the Word In Williamsburg?

Farm Show Soup Sale The Williamsburg Community Farm Show will have a soup sale on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 11 to 1 p.m. Pick up will be at the Farm Show Building. Soups to choose from are beef vegetable and ham and bean. Pancake Breakfast The Class...

 

Three Williamsburg Teams Named ICC Champions

Three Williamsburg teams won ICC Championships on Feb. 19....

 

Warming Up

Jess Ebersole (left) and Lori Brantner took advantage of the warm weather Monday to go out for a walk along Walnut Street....

 

Secretary of Agriculture Advises Vigilance to Pa. Poultry Owners to Protect Against HPAI

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal Health and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in birds within the United States. The Pennsylvania Department of...

 

PennDOT, State Police Highlight Highway Safety Law Awareness Week, Urge Safe Driving

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) came together with Penn State Health at their Life Lion Hangar to highlight driver safety laws and urge motorists to put safety first. According to early...

 

Common Traffic Violations in Honor of Highway Safety Law Awareness Week

In recognition of Pennsylvania's Highway Safety Law Awareness Week (Feb. 20-26), the Pennsylvania Courts today released an infographic highlighting court data that reflects some of the most common...

 

Park's Updated Bowling Scores

Huntsman Bowling Center Morrisons Cove Memorial Park – Feb. 11, 2022 – Leader Board Men GAME Mike Burns 300 Adam Hetrick 279 Dave Shadle 278 SERIES Mike Burns 718 Clair Banks 710 Adam Hetrick 702 Women GAME Liz Rhodes 265 Anita Bolinger 234...

 

Curve to Host Teacher Appreciation Night on April 23

The Altoona Curve will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Night on Saturday, April 23, when the Curve hosts the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays) at 4 p.m. “Teachers fill such an important role in our lives as kids and they rarely receive...

 

Central Wrestling Finishes Strong In District 6 AA Championship

This past weekend, the Central Wrestling team participated in the District 6 AA Championship. The team took 17th out of 23 teams, and three individuals placed. Jaxon Mathews placed third individually. After a first-round bye, Mathews recorded a pin...

 

Lady Dragons Win Half the Week

The Central Lady Dragons found triumph over the Johnstown Lady Trojans 62-20, but were defeated by the Penn Cambria Lady Panthers 56-47. Kat Longenecker and Bralyn Ellis both led the Lady Dragons with 11 points each. Bailey Heuston and Megan Diehl...

 

Big Bucks

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) likes to take credit for the harvest of trophy bucks in the state, telling us its deer management program is responsible for increasing the number of big bucks....

 

Dragons Knocked Out of Laurel Highlands Playoffs

The Dragons found victory over the Johnstown Trojans in their last regular season game with a score of 64-53. This victory left the Dragons with an 18-4 record heading into the playoffs. The Dragons went on to play the Richland Rams in the first...

 

Williamsburg Teams Victorious in ICC Championships

Lady Pirates ICC SEMI-FINAL At Claysburg on Feb. 18, the Lady Pirates defeated Everett, securing their spot in the ICC Championship. Williamsburg won 51-39. Jayla Woodruff and Ayla Hileman had a...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I was pleased to read in the Herald a few weeks ago that our state has released its first-ever Litter Action Plan. As a PA citizen, I’ve watched in alarm over the last few years how littering has become a major eye-sore along our hig...

 

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