Articles from the February 27, 2020 edition

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Sheriff's Office Warns of Fraudulent 'Alarming' Incoming Calls

The Blair County Sheriff’s Office is reporting having received reports that the main phone number to the Blair County Courthouse is being used for fraudulent purposes in spoofing call incidents. The number is (814) 693-3000. This scam is targeting... Full story

 

Martinsburg Borough Police Department Officer Involved In Shooting Wednesday Evening

A suspect is in the hospital following a police officer-involved shooting outside of Martinsburg on Wednesday evening. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at approximately 6 p.m. a Martinsburg Borough police...

 

DEATH RECORD

BARNETT, Darl G., 91, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring IMLER, Douglas A., 62, Martinsburg REPLOGLE, James William “Jim,” 78, Chambersburg... Full story

 

DARL G. BARNETT

Darl G. Barnett, 91, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord on Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2020, at Homewood. A funeral was held on Tuesday, Feb....

 

DOUGLAS A. IMLER

Douglas A. Imler, 62, of Martinsburg, passed away on Monday morning, Feb. 24, 2020, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Friends will be received from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., www.bolger...

 

JAMES WILLIAM 'JIM' REPLOGLE

James William “Jim” Replogle, 78, of Chambersburg, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at the Chambersburg Hospital. A funeral was held on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chambersburg, The Rev. John Kratz...

 

Hart Takes Over Baton, Dance Studio in NE

The baton and dance group, local to New Enterprise, is nothing new to this area. The original group, Xelle with Mandi, was founded in 2002 by Mandi Cottle. She started out by offering baton lessons to children in the area, to give them the...

 

Pa. Ag Secretary to Update Farmers at March Breakfast

Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding will share an update on the Commonwealth’s agriculture industry and field questions from farmers on Friday, March 20, at a breakfast hosted by State Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair). The farmers...

 

Writers Group to Meet March 3 at Duncansville

The monthly meeting of The Inkwell will be held Tuesday, March 3, at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewery, 165 Patchway Road in Duncansville beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed promptly at 7:15 p.m. with author Patt Keith’s presentation...

 

3 Wrestlers Hershey-Bound

Three wrestlers from the Morrisons Cove area have qualified for the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships, which are scheduled to be held Thursday through Saturday, March 5-7, at Hershey. Northern...

 

Signing Day at CHS

Three seniors at Central High School signed with their respective colleges on Feb. 13 to continue their athletic-academic careers. Jenna Mock (left) will attend Juniata College, Huntingdon, to play...

 

Tyrone Rallies Past Dragons

After losing two lopsided games to Mountain League rival Tyrone during the regular season, the Central Dragons hoped the third time would be the charm in the opening round of the District 6 Class 4A...

 

PC Upsets Lady Dragons, 46-40

The 2019-2020 basketball season came to a surprising close last week when the third-seeded Central Lady Dragons were upset by sixth-seeded Penn Cambria in the opening round of the District 6 Class 3A...

 

Smart Phones Are Fine In Moderation

This is the year most 1958 high-school graduates become octogenarians. With those eight decades of living comes wisdom. Most of us now know, everything In moderation and we will be fine. We have...

 

FIRST WOMEN The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies By Kate Anderson Brower

In her introduction, the author quotes from a letter written by a lady from Texas to First Lady Betty Ford, "Your are constitutionally required to be perfect." Lady Bird Johnson said a first lady need...

 

Whatever Happened to Him?

I received a note from loyal Herald reader Linda Cope this week. She wrote, In reading the “75 years Ago” section in the Feb. 22, 2020 edition, a question came to mind after reading of Norbert Rhodes, who in 1945 wrote a letter from his POW...

 

Morrell Justice of the Peace

Herald of Feb. 21, 1895 D.D. Morrell, Republican, was elected justice of the peace by a count of 135 to 109 over S.W. Graybill, Democrat, in North Woodbury Township. In Martinsburg the only race was for assessor. H.C. Nicodemus defeated H.S. Burket...

 

Post Office Site Selected

Herald of Feb. 26, 1970 The U.S. Post Office Department has selected 200 E. Allegheny St. as the site for the new post office building in Martinsburg. No plans have been formulated for the new building due to the freeze on federal construction...

 

Certificates Distributed

Herald of Feb. 27, 1920 An interesting program was rendered at the Acker school, Huston township, by the teacher, Harry Detwiler, and the pupils of the school, as “Old Glory” was unfurled to the breeze in front of the school house on a newly...

 

Ups and Downs of Winter

Herald of Feb. 23, 1995 The past week had shown Cove residents both frigid temperatures with winter precipitation and warm temperatures with balmy conditions. Below-freezing temperatures with precipitation was predicted for Wednesday, Feb. 15. Snow f...

 

Longest Letter Ever Sent

Herald of March 1, 1945 William Klevans of Roaring Spring and Charles Ake Jr. of North Martinsburg assisted in bringing the bodies of two dead airmen down from the mountain eight or nine miles northeast of Tipton. The men were missing for over a...

 

Too Much Snow

Herald of Feb. 25, 2010 Perpetrators involved in a rash of vehicle break-ins have been detained and are facing numerous charges. Robert Dibert, 18, Duncansville, and Nathan Singer, 19, Roaring Spring Commons, and Daniel Owen Weyandt Jr., 19, Roaring...

 

Public Notices

Storage Sale Due to nonpayment of storage rent and fees, all property of Paul Brady, 316 Main Street, Apt. 3, Roaring Spring, PA., stored at Freedom Junction Self Storage, East Freedom, PA, will be sold on March 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Freedom...

 

Pirates Headed to States

A year after finishing the season 3-19, the Williamsburg boys' basketball team is headed to the PIAA Championships. The Blue Pirates (15-7) qualified for the PIAA Class 1A Championships with a 63-60...

 

Turkeyfoot Valley Runs Past NB

Northern Bedford looked good early, jumping out to as big of a lead as 14 in the second quarter before Turkeyfoot, behind scoring sensation Tanner Colflesh, rallied for a 93-64 playoff win over the Panthers in a District 5 Class 1A playoff opener on...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The pain in my shoulder that awoke me wasn't an unfamiliar pain. I went back over the events of the day before, trying to recall what I did to bring it on. The sunny, mild Monday, Feb. 17, had been...

 

Mt. Aloysius Announces Dean's List

Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, has release the dean’s list for fall semester 2019.d The Dean’s list is issued each semester and honors students enrolled in 12 or more semester hours who have achieved a 3.50 grade-point average (GPA), or...

 

Roaring Spring Woman is WISE Women Scholarship Recipient

WISE Women of Blair County has announced the scholarship winners for the spring 2020 term. These scholarships are available to women residents of Blair County 21 years of age and older who have...

 

CKSD to Hold Jazz, Art Night

The Claysburg-Kimmel School District will hold a Jazz and Art Night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, in the high school auditorium. Balcony Big Band from the Pittsburgh area will work with students during the day in a music workshop and then will...

 

Lines by Lee

Of the many words of Jesus that have been quoted and scrutinized there are some that are easy to overlook. In the midst of a long list of challenging statements which have come to be known as the...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 24:27 Acts 25:1-3 Acts 25:4-6 Acts 25:7-8 Acts 25:9-11 Acts 25:12 Acts 9:10-19 Felix is replaced as governor by Porcius Festus. Almost immediately, he is confronted by the...

 

Lang Five-Generational Family

Nellie Lang (front left) of Williamsburg recently got together with her family for a five-generational photo. Pictured with Nellie are her daughter, Barb Carper of Williamsburg; her grandson, Keith...

 

Cove Community Chorus' Spring Concert to Be Held March 28-29

The Cove Community Chorus will present its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, and at 2 pm. Sunday, March 29, at the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium, Roaring Spring. This spring’s concert will be titled “I’m Gonna...

 
 By DAVE FIDLIN    Life    February 27, 2020

Pennsylvania's Property Tax Described As Essential for Public Schools But 'Devastating' To Seniors

A proposal at the state level to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania is being met with a chorus of different viewpoints. Legislators, representatives of disparate organizations and residents weighed in on the thorny topic recently,...

 

Lawmakers Grill Pa. State Police Over Municipality Service Fee

House lawmakers grilled the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) on Feb. 20 over the governor’s proposal to raise $136 million for the agency via municipality service fees that some see as akin to a tax increase. “We were told this is a...

 

Starting a Business? Website Trends to Consider

Starting a business? One of the first things you’ll need to do is build a website. Today a website is not only your brand, but it also provides the tools you need to operate your business, and is the central point for you to communicate with your...

 

Financing Funerals

According to Lincoln Heritage Funeral Advantage, the average funeral costs between $7,000 and $10,000. It can be easy to overlook planning for such a large expense, and many people may think their funeral costs will be covered by their life...

 

Proposal To Create Pa. Fire Commission Garners Tentative Support

By STEVE BITTENBENDER The Center Square A Pennsylvania House committee is weighing a measure that seeks to make changes in how fire and emergency services are administered in the state. The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee...

 

'I Got You Babe'

The Cove Community Theater in Loysburg came alive with people from the community participating in Open Mic Night on Saturday, Feb. 15. The theater was decorated in a Valentine's Day Theme. Candy...

 

Alana Padula Named to Dean's List at Carlow U.

Alana Padula of Martinsburg, a freshman at Carlow University, Pittsburgh, was named to the fall 2019 dean’s list. Placement on the dean’s list is awarded to full-time students who have earned a minimum of 12 credits and have earned a 3.5...

 

Curve Fest Slated for March 7 at PNG Field

The Altoona Curve will host Curve Fest, presented by Ravine, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The event will mark the first chance for fans to purchase 2020 individual game tickets and will feature special ti...

 

Council Approves, but Public Split on RS Brew Pub Project

While public opinion was divided, most of Roaring Spring Borough Council approved of a proposed brew pub project downtown. Council held a fact-finding public hearing on the brew pub project on Feb. 19...

 

All-PAC Football

Cam Norris, a junior at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, was named to the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) All-PAC football team for the 2019 season as a linebacker. He led his team in tackles...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Five years ago, my friend Brady killed a buck that ran down the wrong side of the mountain after being hit with a shot that should have dropped him in his tracks. It took the two of us more than six...

 

Webster Calls Infrastructure, Prison, Blair County's Two Biggest Challenges

During a meeting of the Altoona-Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club on Feb. 13, newly elected Blair County Commissioner Amy Webster gave a summary of what she considers to be the major...

 

PennDOT to Display Plans for Rt. 36 Changes on Feb. 27

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will conduct an open house and plans display pertaining to a study of the Route 36 corridor between Interstate 99 and Roaring Spring Borough. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    February 27, 2020

RS Council Learns of Census Job Opportunities

Roaring Spring Borough councilmembers were presented with information regarding the 2020 Census. Judith Ott, a recruiter assistant for the United States Census for 2020, discussed part-time jobs that are available as enumerators in area counties....

 

Police Reports

Hit and Run Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, reported that at 10:21 p.m. Jan. 31, an unknown driver was headed west on Cross Cove Road approaching the intersection with Cove Lane Road and traveled off the berm and struck a utility pole and t...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    February 27, 2020

Woodbury Loses Mayor Unexpectedly After 15-Plus Years of Service

David F. Chesney Sr., 65, of Woodbury, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. Chesney was born in Altoona, the son of the late Charles A. Sr. and Ruth Irene (Nicewonger) Chesney. He...

 

What Happens When You Realize that Your Birthday is Not on the Calendar?

After only 11 birthdays, Tamela (Vaughn) Greeley has accomplished quite a bit. Tamela lives in New Enterprise near her mother, Arvilla Miller, and works for Appvion. She lives there with her husband and two children. Wait. What? Tamela will be 44...

 

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