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Random Thoughts

Editor’s Note: This column by Linda Williams is running one week later than usual. Number one on my list for this column is an apology to Mary Ellen Laird, whom I called Mary Ann Laird. It is Mary Ellen and her husband Colin who purchased the...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In December of 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy finalized two new rules to roll back water efficiency standards. These new rules loosened water regulations on shower heads, washers and dryers. Andrew deLaski, executive director of...

 
 By DAVE POTCHAK    Opinion    March 4, 2021

Other Voices

The Northern Bedford and Southern Cove areas lost an extraordinary member of our community last Monday with the passing of Wayne Corle. (See obituary in this week’s Herald, Page A-3.) Perhaps you knew Wayne as a talented body shop owner like few...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

The Martinsburg Community Library recently acquired an amazing addition to our children's collection. With the purchase of the "We Both Read" series, we are hoping to assist in the literacy and...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 27, 1896 A flag-raising at the Stoner School, about a half-mile north of Martinsburg, marked Washington’s Birthday. H.H. Lykens prepared the program with Matthew M. Marrow of Altoona speaking on the Father of Our Country and Maj....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of March 4, 1971 The Roaring Spring Borough Council accepted a $20,188 bid for the installation of a rubber liner in the borough water tank. That bid, the only one received, was made by Globe Linings, Inc., of California. The council earlier a...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of March 4, 1921 The history of the Dick School located a mile south of Roaring Spring was written by Miss Mattie Slick and her father S.H. Slick. The Pennsylvania Department of Education was collecting information about old time schools. The...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 29, 1996 Souvenir booklets on the Flood of ’96 published by the Morrisons Cove Herald were nearly sold out. Demand for the books was greater than anticipated, and many customers had to make a second or third trip to the Herald...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 28, 1946 Bernard O. Snider of New Enterprise was injured while escaping from a burning poultry house on his parent’s farm. Mr. Snider was making the poultry house ready for 2,000 chicks. While he was starting the third of three brood...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of March 3, 2011 State Rep. Jerry Stern sponsored a bill that was approved unanimously by the House Judiciary Committee and is making its way to the House floor for final consideration. The bill would add three synthetic drugs to the...

 

Public Notices

Executrix Notice Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary have been granted by the Register of Wills of Blair County, Pennsylvania, upon the Estate of William J. Kirsch, late of Taylor Township, Blair County, PA, deceased. All persons...

 

DEATH RECORD

AYERS – Gail G., 86, Martinsburg BOOSE – The Rev. Raymond R., 98, The Village at Morrisons Cove BOTTEICHER – Lori J. (Hubbard), 73, Hollidaysburg BURCHFIELD – David E. Sr., 78, Duncansville CLOUSE – Elva E. (Brumbaugh), 93, Martinsburg...

 

GAIL G. AYERS

Gail G. Ayers, 86, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday morning, Feb. 28, 2021, at her home. She was born May 4, 1934, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Albert and Hannah (Stoudnour)...

 

REV. RAYMOND R. BOOSE

The Rev. Raymond R. Boose, 98, a cottage resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, went home to be with the Lord, Friday morning, Feb. 26, 2021, at The Village,...

 

LORI J. BOTTEICHER

Lori J. (Hubbard) Botteicher, 73, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday. Feb. 21, 2021, peacefully at her home, surrounded by family. She was born Sept. 22, 1947, in Mount Penn, daughter of the late Ro...

 

DAVID E. BURCHFIELD SR.

David E. Burchfield Sr., 78, of Duncansville, passed away peacefully at home Thursday morning, Feb. 25, 2021, surrounded by his loving family after an extended illness. He was born Sept. 7, 1942, at...

 

ELVA E. CLOUSE

Elva E. (Brumbaugh) Clouse, 93, of Martinsburg, passed away Feb. 22, 2021. She was born June 3, 1927, in rural Williamsburg; daughter of the late John and Ida (Endres) Brumbaugh. She married George...

 

K. WAYNE CORLE

K. Wayne Corle came into the world on March 24, 1942, son of Frank Perrin Corle and Mary Fleda (Brumbaugh) Corle. He has numerous brothers and sisters and he enjoyed tormenting all of them. Wayne married Shirley Jean (Musselman) Corle Nov. 4, 1966,...

 

MARY M. CORLE

Mary M. Corle, 93, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Clover Creek, rural Martinsburg, passed away late Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at the home. She was born May 18, 1927, in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late George Joseph and Violet...

 

ANNABELLE S. FRAZIER

Annabelle S. Frazier, 88, of Martinsburg, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 28, 2021, at her apartment at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born Aug. 10, 1932, in Crystal Spring, Fulton County, daughter...

 

MARY LOU TRAUGH HALL

Mary Lou Traugh Hall passed away peacefully due to complications of COVID-19 Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at the Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pa., surrounded by her family. Mary Lou was born July 24, 1930,...

 

CLAIR R. 'PETE' REFFNER

On the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, Clair "Pete" R Reffner of Dillsburg died peacefully at his home, at the age of 90. He was born to Chester and Gertrude in Roaring Spring in 1930. He was a...

 

JOAN L. (REPLOGLE) RITCHEY

Joan L. (Replogle) Ritchey, 77, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born April 12, 1943, in Roaring S...

 

KAREN JEAN SOLLENBERGER

Karen Jean Sollenberger, 71, a resident at the cottages at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Feb. 25, 2021, at home. She was born June 21, 1949, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late D. Frank ...

 

Lady Pirates Cruise to Win

The Williamsburg High School girls' basketball team cruised to a 57-32 win over visiting Glendale on Feb. 22. The Lady Pirates turned a 12-5 first-quarter lead into a 28-16 advantage at halftime. WHS...

 

NB Girls Earn Playoff Berth

Northern Bedford’s girls’ basketball squad dug themselves a deep hole in the first quarter of the Feb. 22 home game versus Southern Huntingdon. The Rockets’ pressure defense created numerous turnovers and easy opportunities as they blasted off...

 

CKHS Girls Earn 3 Victories

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team earned a 44-40 win at Juniata Valley on Feb. 22. With the game tied at 10-10 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bulldogs pulled ahead 18-12 at halftime. Juniata Valley rallied to tie...

 

Lady Dragons' Win Streak at 9

Central’s winning streak reach eight games following a 40-24 home victory against Bellefonte in high school girls’ basketball action Feb. 24. Central turned a 16-11 halftime lead into a 31-14 advantage through three quarters. Junior Leah...

 

Bulldogs Lose to Glendale Twice

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team fell behind 37-16 at halftime en route to a 52-34 setback to visiting Bellwood-Antis on Feb. 22. Senior Nathan Maslanik paced C-K with seven points. •Glendale 71, C-K 57: Host Glendale...

 

Central's Andrew McMonagle Qualifies for Super Regional

Central freshman Andrew McMonagle has qualified for the inaugural West Super Regional Tournament on Saturday, March 6, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. McMonagle qualified for the super...

 

Panthers Net Important Win

Northern Bedford traveled to Southern Huntingdon for a key ICC South boys’ basketball game Feb. 23. The Rockets took a 71-56 victory over the Panthers, and sole possession of first place in the Southern Division. Northern led early and had a 14-11...

 

WHS Scores 100-Plus Again

The Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team stormed out to a 23-point halftime lead at Glendale on Feb. 22 en route to a 66-38 victory. WHS extended its 42-19 halftime lead into a 57-26 advantage through three quarters. “We used a strong...

 

CHS Completes Perfect Week to Improve to 14-4 Overall

Central used a balanced scoring attack to score a 55-34 victory over visiting Bellefonte on Feb. 23. The Dragons led 22-13 after one quarter and cruised from there. Their defense limited the visitors to single-digit scoring in each of the final...

 

Ritchey's Dairy Benefits FFA Chapters

Ritchey's Dairy has sold collectible milk bottles every five years for its anniversary. The Martinsburg company has generously donated the proceeds to the three area FFA chapters (Williamsburg,...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

There was no definite change of weather when February handed the reins over to March. She did it all herself before her days were over. With balmy temps, she started to melt away her mounds of snow...

 

Central Names Rotary 'Students of the Month'

Central High School Rotary "Students of the Month" for February and March have been announced. Jabon Butler Jabon Butler, son of Jason and Jennifer Butler, is February's "Student of the Month." His...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    March 4, 2021

Pa. Ag Officials Talk About Enforcing Pandemic Health Orders

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture said Feb. 24 that it has been “deputized” to enforce public health orders stemming from the pandemic as restaurants and other establishments flout operating restrictions. As such, Agriculture Secretary...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    March 4, 2021

Not Your Typical Church Lady

It's because of the cream cheese. I love cream cheese. I love it in cheese danish, in icing, in dips, on cheese steak sandwiches, on bagels with or without jelly and on crackers. I love it in, on, or...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Isaiah 6:8-13 St. Matthew 13:9-16 & 34-35 Psalm 78:1-7 St. Mark 4:9-12 St. Luke 8:8d-10 St. Mark 4:33-41 Revelation 2:1-7 I would like us to look at some of the parables of...

 

Farmers to Families Coming to the Morrisons Cove Area

The Farmers to Families Food Box program, a staple of food lines across America, is coming to the Morrisons Cove area. The program was launched in May 2020 to support struggling farmers and feed jobless Americans battered by the pandemic. It was...

 

A Saint By Any Other Name

St. Patrick's Day, which is often referred to as "Patty's Day" or "Paddy's Day," is a wildly popular holiday. Though the holiday honors the life of the patron saint of Ireland and has become a way...

 

How Often Should You See the Family Doctor

Routine health checkups are a key part of staying healthy. Older adults may feel like they're always visiting one doctor or another. But what is an acceptable frequency for doctor appointments? The...

 

Did You Know?

Health screenings are a vital component of preventative health care. Specific screenings for older adults can help them stay healthy. Healthline and WebMD recommend older adults schedule these routine tests. The frequency of the screenings may...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 4, 2021

The Sportsman's Corner

As an enthusiastic reader and former English teacher, I like to think I have a solid vocabulary. I can often decipher sesquipedalian terms (long words) from the context clues in the sentences where I...

 

Republican Women Officers

The Blair County Republican Women elected new officers for the 2021-23 term at their Feb. 25 meeting. Officers are (from left): Patricia Haight, president; Babette Gottshall, treasurer; Cathy...

 

Hall of Fame Delays Ceremony

The Blair County Sports Hall of Fame has again postponed its 19th induction ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. A decision will come this spring on a new date. The induction was originally scheduled for May 2, 2020, and then postponed until...

 

Governor's Advisory Council Seeks Candidates for Game Commission Board

The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking a qualified candidate to represent District 4 on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s board of directors. District 4 includes the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 4, 2021

Twenty-Year Saga Of Uncertainty for Appvion Employees Ends with Spring Mill Closing

The announcement that Appvion plans to close its Spring Mill plant in Roaring Spring by the end of March ends what has been a turbulent ride for employees since they purchased the company in 2001....

 
 By James Wentz    Opinion    March 4, 2021

My Brother's Experience – Go Where the Jobs Are

The announced closing of the Appvion paper mill in Roaring Spring must have workers scratching their heads and wondering what the future holds. The excellent Opinion article in last week’s Herald (“The Time for Action on the Mill is Now,...

 

Martinsburg Apartment Building Coming Down

T.L. Long Excavating Inc., Martinsburg, is in the process of tearing down the former apartment building at the corner of South Market and Penn streets in Martinsburg. The excavating company is razing...

 

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