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Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

How many times have you read a book, really liked it and then discovered it is part of a series? Now you are hooked. Libraries are the place to come to find the rest of the books in a series, both...

 

Batting Cleanup

There are a lot of words that people use to describe me. Some of my recent favorites are: annoying, condescending, moronic, irritating, clueless, and idiotic. I've been told that I drive people up...

 

Target and Stop Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is commonly thought of as a global human rights issue that disproportionately affects international migrants and impoverished people in developing countries. But the reality is that human trafficking affects individuals, families...

 

Body Found on Tussey Mt.

Herald of Feb. 28, 1895 The lifeless body of Jacob Fair, about 37, of Entriken was found on top of Tussey Mountain on the road leading from Clover Creek to Cove Station by Jacob Dilling and other persons from near Fredericksburg on their way to the...

 

Party Time

Herald of March 5, 1920 The Senior girls of the Martinsburg High school gave a leap year party in the High school building. Miss Susie Kauffman, our well known milliner, was astonished on returning home to find her home in the posession of friends...

 

Dixon Retires

Herald of March 8, 1945 Between 20 and 30 farm boys from the Blair county end of the Cove went to the induction center at Harrisburg on Tuesday to take their first test for army service. Whether the boys are ushered into the army at an early date or...

 

CHS to Perform "Shy Guy"

Herald of March 5, 1970 The students of CHS Drama Club will perform “Shy Guy,” starring Kirby Clark, Cindy Ogden and Steve Mayhue. The production is being directed by Miss Jane Dibert. Tom Ringler and Tom Booth are directing Claysburg-Kimmel’s...

 

Glass Marks 50 Yrs. as Driver

Herald of March 2, 1995 The Spring Cove School District paid tribute to Ralph W. Glass of Roaring Spring for 50 years of accident-free service as a school bus driver in the district. Glass, 73, also received a citation from the Pennsylvania House of...

 

Snow Emergency Declared

Herald of March 4, 2010 It was trial by snow for Martinsburg Borough’s new town-wide telephone communications system on Feb. 5. Randy Stoltz, borough manager, declared a snow emergency that translated into “please remove your vehicles from the...

 

Public Notice

Storage Sale Due to nonpayment of storage rent and fees, all property of Angelica Claycomb, 673 Mines Lane, Williamsburg, PA., stored at Freedom Junction Self Storage, East Freedom, PA, will be sold on March 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Freedom... Full story

 

DEATH RECORD

CRAMER, Rose M., 90, Duncansville DUNN, David Walter, 84, Martinsburg LEWIS, Thomas A., 61, Martinsburg LOGUE, William Blair, 92, Martinsburg MCCONAHY, Anna Ferne, 92, resident at The Village of Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring...

 

ROSE M. CRAMER

Rose M. Cramer, 90, of Duncansville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Grace Family Bible Church, Duncansville, with Pastor James...

 

DAVID WALTER DUNN

David Walter Dunn, 84, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, March 3, 2020. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020, at...

 

THOMAS A. LEWIS

Thomas A. Lewis, 61, of Martinsburg, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. A memorial service will be set at a later date at the convenience of the family. Thomas was born on Sept. 15, 1958, in Roaring Spring, the son of Hazel...

 

WILLIAM BLAIR LOGUE

William Blair Logue, 92, of Martinsburg, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at his home. Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury. William was born on May 7, 1927, in...

 

ANNA FERNE MCCONAHY

Anna Ferne McConahy, 92, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at The Village. A funeral was...

 

TIMOTHY A. MOCK

Timothy A. Mock, 66, of Hopewell, formerly of Ore Hill, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A funeral was held on Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Weaver Funeral Home LLC, www.weaversfh.com, Woodbury. Interment was in Hol...

 

HARRY C. ROUDABUSH

Harry C. Roudabush, 87, of Martinsburg, died on Friday morning, Feb. 28, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg, after a lengthy illness. At the request of the deceased, services will be private at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Gerald McCuller...

 

BC Tops WHS for D-6 Title

The Williamsburg High School boys' basketball team has experienced a remarkable turnaround from 2018-19 to the present. The Blue Pirates won just three of their 22 games last season. Turn the page...

 

SC 8th Graders Win Tourney

The Spring Cove eighth-grade basketball team won the 51st annual Spring Cove Quarterback Club 8th Grade Basketball Tournament by defeating Tussey Mountain and Bedford in the preliminary rounds then...

 

NB Wrestlers Headed to States

Northern Bedford's Colby Imler (left) and Ian Sherlock will be competing at the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships that get underway today, March 5, at the Hershey's Giant Center. Imer (29-8) will...

 

SC 9th Graders Finish 21-0

The Spring Cove A (ninth grade) team concluded a perfect 21-0 season. Team members were (from left): Front row: Mark Bettwy, Zach Oakes, Cameron Martz, Shalen Yingling, Kade Rhule, Troy Butler, Nick...

 

Garver Memorial Y Gymnasts Compete at ML Championships

The Garver Memorial YMCA Gymcatz gymnastics team competed at the Allegheny Mountain Gymnastics League Championships on Feb. 16. The championship meet was held at the Huntingdon Area High School and wa...

 

KEGLER'S KORNER

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies' League standings for the week of Feb. 18 are: W L Groundhogs 19 5 Honey Badgers 18 6 Fillies 16 8 Teddy Bears 9.5 14.5 Coyotes 9.5 14.5 High scores: Team series: Honey...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear February, Thank you for all the gifts in your days, through the mighty hand of God who rules over His created seasons. Your first day was the first of many calm, gray days that only hinted of fre...

 

CHS Jr. Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

Jabon Butler, son of Mr. & Mrs. Jason Butler, of Martinsburg, an 11th-grade student at Central High School, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    March 5, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Now ADONAI said to Avram, "Get yourself out of your country, away from your kinsmen and away from your father's house and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation, I will...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 25:12 St. Matthew 10:16-20 St. Mark 13:5-11 Acts 12:1-5 Acts 12:6-17 Acts 12:18-19 Acts 12:20-24 A "HEART"Y Thank You Dear Friends and neighbors, I give you a most sincere...

 

Preparing for Lent and Easter

The Christian tradition of Lent is celebrated across the globe by many different denominations of the faith. Lent is a 40-day period of sacrifice that begins on Ash Wednesday and culminates with the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on...

 

Easter Symbolism Compliments the Holiday

Tradition plays an important role in Easter celebrations for many families. Cherished traditions and symbols of Easter may include anything from egg hunts to lilies to lambs. Understanding the importance behind these symbols can make sharing the...

 

Nason Auxiliary Donates $200 To Roaring Spring Library

Nason Auxiliary recently presented a donation of $200 to the Roaring Spring Library. The money donated was raised through the 2019 Nason Auxiliary Light-A-Light tree. The Auxiliary provides programs...

 
 By DAVE FIDLIN    News    March 5, 2020

Lawmakers Frustrated By Hearing Over Prescription Drug Costs

When it comes to prescription drug pricing in Pennsylvania, representatives from a cross-section of industries agreed it is a complex issue. But none of the speakers were willing to assume sole responsibility for the costs consumers pay. During the...

 

Penn St. Extension to Offer 'Diabetes' Series

Thanks to a grant from the Blair County Health and Welfare Council, Penn State Extension will offer the Dining with Diabetes series of classes without charge to Blair County residents who want to learn how to better manage diabetes. The four weekly...

 

Make Oral Health a Priority

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and Chief Dental Officer Dr. Mana Mozaffarian are encouraging all Pennsylvanians to make their oral health a priority, highlighting the department’s goals to prevent oral disease to improve the overall health of...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group Plans Meeting for March 12

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at the St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. Permethrin treated socks, which have tick repellent protection lasting up to 70 washings, tick...

 

Extension: Dairy Cow Feed Supplement Cuts Methane Emissions

The addition of 3-Nitrooxypropanol to the feed of dairy cows reduced their enteric methane emissions by about 25 percent in a recently published study. The study is one in a series of Penn State studies of the investigational substance in the United...

 

Claysburg Trivia Night Deemed a Huge Success

Claysburg P.A.S.T., the history group, teamed with the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company to promote a Trivia Night Contest and turkey and ham dinner with refreshments on Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Greenfield Township Center. This was the seventh...

 

Dan Hoover to Speak to Blair Genealogical Society

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg. The speaker will be Daniel Hoover, chairman/CEO of Roaring Spring Blank Book Co. He will...

 

NBC Elementary Bowling Winners

The Northern Bedford County Elementary School recently sponsored a bowling trip for third- through fifth-grade students. The students who participated showed enthusiasm and very good sportsmanship...

 

Northern Bedford County Middle School Recognizes Students

Northern Bedford County Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for January and February. January Rebekah Wiest, sixth grade, daughter of Brian and Lacey Wiest, participates in chorus and PRIDE team. Maximus Gochnour, sixth grade, son...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    March 5, 2020

PennDOT Ponders Major Realignment of RS Intersection

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) hosted an open house on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Spring Cove Middle School to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on a...

 

Daylight Saving Time Begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, during 2020, daylight saving time (DST) is in effect from March 8 at 2 a.m. (local time) to Nov. 1 at 2 a.m. (local time). What are the DST...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    March 5, 2020

Police Say Queen Woman Threatened Family of Four Using Facebook Messenger

A Queen woman is facing several misdemeanor charges after an incident at the home of people who took her in. According to a criminal complaint, Greenfield Township Police responded to a 9-1-1 call on Thursday, Feb. 20, to a residence on Polecat...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    March 5, 2020

East Freedom Man in Shooting was Wanted by Police

An East Freedom man who led police on a high-speed chase in Martinsburg Borough and North Woodbury Township on Feb. 26 and was wounded by a police officer has been charged and arraigned. Willis Truman Irvin Clark, 32, was arraigned from his hospital...

 

WHS Blue Pirate Nation

The Blue Pirate Nation came out to support its team during the District 6 Class 1A boys' basketball championship game between Bishop Carroll Catholic and Williamsburg on Wednesday night, Feb. 26, at...

 

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...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    March 5, 2020

Kimmel Township Man Arrested for Theft, Intimidation, Threats

Larry M. Claar, 40, of 298 Picnic Road, Kimmel Township, was arrested on Feb. 7, 2020, after Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford, responded to assist Children and Youth Services at his residence. According to PSP, at approximately 10:42 a.m., PSP was...

 

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 Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 5, 2020

Williamsburg Seeks to Add Second Baseball Field

Williamsburg Youth Baseball League (WYBL) representative Jeff Detwiler was present during the Monday, March 2, Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to discuss with council adding a second baseball...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    March 5, 2020

Motorists Not Stopping For School Bus, M-burg Council Told

Martinsburg Borough Council placed one of its police officers on administrative leave March 2, stemming from an incident on Feb. 26. The action is normal following an officer’s discharge of his service weapon in the line of duty. Council voted to...

 

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