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Articles from the March 2, 2023 edition

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JM Thompson

John M. “JM” Thompson, 85, of Roaring Spring, died peacefully at home Friday morning, Feb. 24, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. 19, 1938, in Roaring Spring, son of the late...

 

Daniel Lee Hershberger

Daniel Lee Hershberger, 60, passed away peacefully Feb. 14, 2023, at UPMC Shadyside with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer. Dan was the last of four children born to Rex W....

 

Ronald G. Leidy

Ronald G. Leidy, 86, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, 2023, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born March 11, 1936, in Martinsburg, son of the late Glenn...

 

Kirk Kellon

Kirk Kellon, 69, of New Enterprise, passed away Feb. 21, 2023, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. He was born on Nov. 15, 1953, in Coatesville, Pennsylvania; son of the late Robert and Marianne (Wright)...

 

Carol Dawn Detwiler

Carol Dawn Detwiler, 86, of New Enterprise, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at Homewood Martinsburg Health Care Center, where she had been due to a cancer diagnosis. Carol Dawn loved her family...

 

Robert W. Lape Jr.

Robert W. Lape Jr., 66, of Roaring Spring, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at Homewood at Martinsburg after an extended illness. He was born Feb. 7,...

 

Lois G. Ritchey

Lois G. Ritchey, 89, a resident of Maybrook Hills, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at the home. She was born May 15, 1933, at home in Blair Township, daughter of the...

 

Judy L. Woomer

Judy L. Woomer, 80, of McKee, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. She was born Dec. 5, 1942, in East Freedom, daughter of the late Frank and Violet (Reffner) Yingling. She married...

 

Todd Ross Slick

Todd Ross Slick, 28, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, after a courageous battle with Graves Disease. He was born Oct. 25, 1994, in Altoona. He is survived...

 

M. Louise Biddle

Marian Louise Biddle, 86, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with her Lord and Savior early Tuesday morning Feb. 14, 2023. She was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Harry W. and Goldie (Sipe) Carper. She lived her entire...

 

Dolores M. Krider

Dolores M. Krider, 87, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday evening Feb. 14, 2023, at the home after an extended illness. She was born Jan. 27, 1936, in...

 

HBCC Fighting Fraud in Cove

There have been many recent reports of scams going around the area. Because overuse/addition to cell phone, social media, internet, etc. was the highest ranking challenge identified by residents on the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment, the...

 

Dennis G. Hamilton

Dennis G. Hamilton, 75, of Roaring Spring, died unexpectedly Monday morning, Feb. 20, 2023, at home. He was born Aug. 26, 1947, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Joseph and Delores (Dodson)...

 

Friday Fish Fries Back on

Lenten fish fries are making a comeback in the Cove. Many had to stop due to COVID. This is their first year back at the fryers. Shown is the fish fry at Saint Patrick in Newry. People enjoyed their...

 

Curryville's Students

Our Curryville tour now has us at the two-room school house. The school house (shown right) is directly across the road from the church. That building is now a community room owned by the church. The...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

What do you stand for when you are one of the last few standing? This is the question Leigh Chen, first daughter of the United States, and a group of kids are faced with when the eruption that trigger...

 

'Remember the Ladies': Six First Ladies Who Made History

For Women’s History Month, we have selected six First Ladies of the United States who displayed political, social and decorative expertise and brought credibility to their gender. In addition, the First Ladies that we are profiling are...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of March 3, 1898 The horse belonging to Crawford Black, of Clover Creek had been a very sick animal for some time, but is now rapidly improving under the skillful treatment of C. B. Dilling, V. S. of Altoona, who had been called over last...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of March 8, 1973 The Martinsburg Outlook club sent a letter to Martinsburg Borough Council seeking the borough’s cooperation in setting up a collection center for recycling. The women wrote that “several communities have a center where...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of March 9, 1923 The management of the Memorial Park has already let some dates for the park and indications are that this will be a busy place during the summer months as the years come and go. This Is as it should be. All the people of the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of March 12, 1998 A van load of volunteers from the Salem United Church of Christ, Beavertown, is spending this week at Greenup Ky., working to restore a home that was badly flooded last year. Veteran disaster volunteer C. Sherman Dick will...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of March 11, 1948 With 15 victorious stings to their credit, Roaring Spring High School’s Yellow Jackets will try buzzing another team tonight on their championship basketball flight. The Yellow Jackets will meet the Cherry Tree High School...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of March 7, 2013 Three cases of Chronic Wasting Disease were found in whitetail deer harvested during the 2012 firearms season. The deer were taken in South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, and Freedom Township and Frankstown Township in...

 

Public Notices

POLICYHOLDER MEETING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Policyholders of Bedford Grange Mutual Insurance Company will hold their Annual Policyholders Meeting at the home office at 477 West Pitt Street, Bedford, PA on Wednesday, March 15, 2023,...

 

AAA: Gas Prices Continue to Drop in Pennsylvania

Gas prices are four cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.766 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.766 Average price during the week of February...

 

New Game Wardens Complete Training

Following 44 weeks of intensive training, the 34th Class of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Ross Leffler School of Conservation graduated Feb. 4, 2023, at the Susquehanna Township Middle School in Harrisburg. Training School Director Kyle Jury...

 

Center for Rural Pennsylvania Announces 2023 Research Grant Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania’s 2023 Research Grant Program. In December 2022, the Center’s Board of Directors awarded five research grants, two to faculty at The Pennsylvania State University and three...

 

Local Auctioneer Named Grand Champ

Spenser D. Karns (right), of S.D. Karns Auction Service, Blue Knob, was named The 2023 West Virginia Auctioneers Association's Rookie Division Grand Champion on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Stonewall...

 

Spotted Lanternfly Experts Share What Research Has Uncovered About The Pest

Since the spotted lanternfly’s unwelcome arrival in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 2014, researchers have been working tirelessly to learn more about the invasive pest, now confirmed in 45 Pennsylvania counties and reported in surrounding states....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    March 2, 2023

Osterburg General Store to Continue Serving Community, Local Fishers

Osterburg has a new general mercantile store called O'Leary Creamery and Cafe. The store is located at 213 Heritage Road, Osterburg. This store was originally owned by Bobbie Hinton since 1983....

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    March 2, 2023

Catharine Looks at Oak Alley Petitions

A small crowd and a signed petition highlighted the Catharine Township meeting, on Thursday, Feb. 16. The small crowd was made up of neighbors and residents in and around the Oak Alley area of the township, all signing a petition and airing their...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Faith    March 2, 2023

Pastor Spivey Says Goodbye to Grace Pointe Church

It's been said that a good pastor can make or break a church, and for the last five years, the Grace Pointe Community Church of God has had a phenomenal pastor in Jim Spivey. It was announced earlier...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    March 2, 2023

School Board at Appoints New Director

Three borough residents — Cassie Roberts, Jimmy Grager, and Jenny O — all were interviewed by the Williamsburg Community School Board during last Tuesday evening’s meeting. The empty seat comes from the resignation of Joe Detwiler who was...

 

GACTC Students Win Medals, Get Inducted

NTNS inductees On Feb. 8 the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (GACTC) inducted 72 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), an educational nonprofit that honors,...

 

New Enterprise Building Tour Continues

The walk down memory lane through the Southern Morrisons Cove community of New Enterprise continues this week with the remembrances of a number of older residents, many of them long departed,...

 

Alpha Beta Sale to Benefit Roaring Spring Girl Scouts

A Books and Bargains sale will be held by Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East St. Clair Township Building, Route 56, Fishertown. This sale consists of gently used books for...

 

Curve Accepting Nominations for 1st Summit Bank Teachers of the Year to be Honored on Teacher Appreciation Night During the April 22 Game

The Altoona Curve are excited to announce the opening of the 2023 1st Summit Bank Teachers of the Year Competition. Three nominated teachers will be named Teachers of the Year with a special on-field ceremony on Teacher Appreciation Night, presented...

 

Lady Pirate Performance Praised

Though the Lady Pirates' Coach Amy Hileman looks to be on the edge of her seat during the Williamsburg vs. Bishop Carroll game on Saturday, Feb. 25, the team - and its avid fans - had cause for...

 

SC Sixth Grade Team Undefeated

Base Camp Guns – the sixth grade Spring Cove Boys Basketball team – went undefeated (11-0) in league play and captured the golden ticket to the Middle School State Championships in State College...

 

A Warning for Shed Hunters

An outdoor activity that has become increasing popular during the past few years is shed hunting during the winter and early spring. Male deer lose their antlers each winter and then grow a new set...

 

Matthews Qualify for PA Junior Wrestling State Championship

Dragon Jr. High Wrestlers qualify for the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championship. Ty Matthews (left) and Brooks Matthews (right) both placed third at the PJW Area 2 regional tournament....

 

NBC Holds Annual Hoop Shoot

On Saturday, Feb. 25, the Northern Bedford County School District hosted its annual Hoop Shoot. The Hoop Shoot is sponsored by the Northern Bedford PTO and has been an ongoing tradition dating back...

 

Heart-Healthy Foods To Add To Your Diet

A healthy diet can help people lower their risk for various conditions, including heart disease. That's a significant benefit, as the World Health Organization estimates that 32 percent of deaths...

 

Conemaugh Nason Cuts Ribbon on New Cardiac Rehabilitation Center

Conemaugh Health System celebrated the opening of a new facility for cardiac care with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Conemaugh Nason Cardiac Rehabilitation Center in Roaring Spring. (From left)...

 

UPMC Altoona Recognized with ACC HeartCARE Center Designation

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized UPMC Altoona for its commitment to a comprehensive high-quality culture and cardiovascular care. The HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence is awarded based on meeting...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    March 2, 2023

Imler Fire Company Opens the Doors for Lenten Fish Fry For First Time Since COVID

On Friday, Feb. 25, Imler Fire Company opened the doors for its popular fish fry for the first time since 2020. Folks were there earlier than 3:30 p.m. waiting for the doors to open. The takeout line...

 

SCSB Cites Title IX in Response to Parent Complaints

By THOMAS SCHMITT Correspondent The issue of a transgender male student using the boys’ locker room for gym and boys’ restrooms was brought up as a concern by parent Misty Fisher at Spring Cove School Board’s committee of the whole board of dir...

 

Friday Fish Fries Back on

Lenten fish fries are making a comeback in the Cove. Many had to stop due to COVID. This is their first year back at the fryers. Shown is the fish fry at Saint Patrick in Newry. People enjoyed their...

 

HBCC Fighting Fraud in Cove

There have been many recent reports of scams going around the area. Because overuse/addition to cell phone, social media, internet, etc. was the highest ranking challenge identified by residents on the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment, the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 2, 2023

Cove-Area Fire Companies, EMS Receive State Grant

Cove-area fire companies have received nearly $73,000 from the state’s Fire Company and Emergency Services Grant Program. The grants are awarded annually to volunteer and career fire companies, emergency medical services, and rescue squads through...

 

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