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Betty J. Houp

Betty J. Houp, 92, of Altoona, formerly of Woodbury, passed away March 12, 2022, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born May 21, 1929, in Hyndman; daughter of the late...

 

Edward Paul Drake

Edward Paul Drake, 73, of rural Martinsburg passed away Sunday evening, March 13, 2022, at his daughter’s home in Wilmore. He was born November 3, 1948, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Malcolm F....

 

Grace E. Phillips

Grace E. Phillips, 88, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday morning, March 8, 2022 at Homewood. She was born May 4, 1933, in Martinsburg, daughter of the late...

 

Fred Dale McCall

Fred Dale McCall, 78, of Royer, entered into the Realms of Glory on Saturday, March 12 2022, at the Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, following a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He...

 

Robert "Max" Longenecker

Robert “Max” Longenecker, 80, of Clappertown, entered into the presence of his lord and savior Sunday evening, March 13, 2022, on he and Gaynelle’s 57th wedding anniversary. He was born Nov....

 

Pennsylvania Recovery Six Months Since Ida Hit

Six months have passed since a major federal disaster was declared for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania after the remnants of Hurricane Ida left many Pennsylvanians with loss and damage. On Sept. 10, 2021, President Biden signed the declaration that...

 

Common Sense: Education

Education is the subject of my third and last “Common Sense” piece for the Herald. My title is drawn from the pamphlet written by Thomas Paine, the American revolutionary whose writing raised the spirits of patriots in the hard winter of...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

Retired homicide detective J.P. Beaumont is drawn into a missing person case that quickly changes to a long-overdue homicide investigation. Jared Danielson seeks his help in finding his estranged...

 
 By BRAD SIMPSON    Opinion    March 17, 2022

Sunshine On Government Keeps You Informed

A new Pennsylvania law protects your right to be informed about what issues government officials plan to deliberate or act upon at public meetings. That means you get a heads up that township supervisors might OK a cellphone tower behind your house....

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of March 18, 1897 The humane authorities were notified to watch for instances of cock fighting in Martinsburg. Several boys were seen shearing the comb and lobes off a rooster in order to give him more advantage in a fight, leading to...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of March 16, 1972 David L. Kauffman of Martinsburg RD 1 returned from a tour of duty in VietNam with a mixed breed dog named Ralph. He “shipped” the dog home via airmail at $5 a pound for a total of $200. Mr. Kauffman said his dog had...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of March 14, 1922 Mrs. S. L. Haffly of Sam Hill found a carrier pigeon. The pigeon was badly frozen when found, but was improving, and had not been released again. The pigeon bore no message, but on the leg band was the following: I. F. 21 G....

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of March 20, 1997 State police in Bedford and Hollidaysburg were investigating more Sunday morning home burglaries in the area. The burglaries happened while the victims were attending church. Architect Tom Rockwell, grandson of artist Norman...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of March 20, 1947 The office of price administration reminded housewives that the new plan of 10 pound sugar stamps would not include a special stamp for canning sugar. Regular sugar stamps were expected to be used for canning needs along...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of March 15, 2012 Colgan Air Inc. notified the Altoona-Blair County Airport that it intended to stop providing flight service in 90 days. Colgan Air began flights at the airport in 2002. No lapse in service was expected. A Red Bull delivery...

 
 By Linda Weko    Faith    March 17, 2022

The One to Watch

A story that is probably familiar to most of you is the story of the widow’s mite. It is a familiar story of a poor woman who gave everything she had to the church. All she did was uncurl her...

 

Holsinger's Fly Shop Special Guests at Faith Assembly of God Men's Ministry

Faith Assembly of God Men’s Ministry enjoyed their Mid-Winter Feast at the church on “two’s day” (02-22-22). The feast is an annual church event where the ministry provides the meal and...

 

Thought for the Week

Here and now we are getting little foretastes of what is to come. As I write this, the temperature is pretty bitter cold but we have already had some warm days and little glimpses of springtime. I am...

 

Public Notices

Sealed proposals Sealed proposals will be received by the North Woodbury Township, of Blair County, at 113 Cranberry Road, Martinsburg, PA 16662, until 12:00 p.m., on April 14, 2022, for the following: Item 1, 23,603 S.Y., Single Sealcoat with...

 

Planning Ahead Vital To A Successful Renovation

Remodeling projects are significant undertakings. Homeowners must consider a host of variables before any such project can begin. While planning ahead may take time, it is essential to ensuring...

 

Three Factors To Consider Before Converting An Attic

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many homeowners suddenly found themselves in need of more usable square footage in their homes. Required to work from home due to social distancing recommendatio...

 

Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips

Warmer weather signals plants to come out of dormancy and start flourishing again. Even if your lawn and garden never went fully dormant, you can still expect your home landscape to begin thriving with warmer temperatures. Begin Mowing the Lawn at a...

 

Signs of Winter Lawn Damage

Mother Nature can be harsh on a lawn, and it's up to homeowners to nurse their lawns back to health after they endure the elements. That's often the case when winter ends and homeowners uncover signs...

 

How To Garden From a Wheelchair

Gardening is a wonderful activity that people from all walks of life enjoy. A garden full of fresh fruits and vegetables and/or beautiful blooms can instill a sense of pride in gardeners and turn their backyards into colorful, peaceful respites....

 

Upgrade Bathroom Safety Features

Bathrooms can benefit from updates that improve their form and function. While styles and color patterns may inspire bathroom renovations, improvements to safety also should be considered. Bathrooms can be one of the most dangerous rooms in a house....

 

Six Ways To Prevent Falls Around The House

Despite all of the potential hazards around a house - from electrical issues to fire hazards to carbon monoxide - the National Home Security Alliance says that falls are the leading cause of death due to home accidents. Falls are responsible for...

 

How To Determine If It's Time To Downsize

Individuals work hard to save enough money to purchase their homes. And the hard work doesn’t end there. Once homeowners settle into a new home, they may set their sights on renovations that suit their individual needs. And even when buyers find a...

 

Signs of Pests At the Home

Pests come in many shapes and sizes, from the smallest of insects that crawl through crevices or under moldings to larger mammals that find their way into attics and basements. Taking care of a home or buying a new one can be stressful enough...

 

Protect the Garden From Pests

Homeowners frequently enhance their outdoor living spaces with attractive plants and trees. When that greenery also produces food, the results can be both beauty and bounty. People who plant...

 

Keep Groundhogs Out of the Garden

Groundhogs take center stage every Feb. 2. Individuals across the country anxiously await the news of whether one of these furry fellows sees his shadow or not - the latter indicating that an early...

 

Tips For Negotiating With Contractors

Spring is the season for fixing up a home. Homeowners who aren’t interested in doing the work themselves turn to contractors to ensure the job is done not only to code, but on time and efficiently. After receiving an initial estimate from a contrac...

 

Cutting Costs

Home renovations can be expensive, but there are ways to cut costs: • Assess the merit of the project. If you’re planning to sell your home soon, it may be best to focus on repairs and renovations that will generate the most substantial ROI....

 

Revamping the Living Room

Home improvement projects require substantial financial investment. But just because a homeowner wants to bring a fresh look indoors doesn't mean he or she has to break the bank along the way. Living...

 

Upgrading a Landscape

An inviting, well-tended landscape can add significant curb appeal to a home. Such a landscape also can serve as a point of pride and welcome homeowners each evening as they arrive home from work....

 

How to Find the Best Trees for Your Property

Trees benefit a landscape by serving both aesthetic and utilitarian functions. A home surrounded by healthy green trees can be a sight to behold, and those same trees can benefit surrounding plants...

 

Preparing Landscapes For New Plants

Much consideration is given to which plants to add to a landscape. That’s understandable, as homeowners want to choose plants that will thrive and won’t compromise the health of surrounding plants and trees. Before planting or even choosing...

 

Planting to Your Advantage: Popular Insect-Repellent Plants

Homeowners choose plants for their properties based on a number of variables. Some may be into growing their own foods, while others desire their gardens to be an awe-inspiring mixture of bright...

 

Fun Ways For Children To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day commemorates its namesake, the patron saint of Ireland who helped spread Christianity across this island nation. While it may have begun as a religious holiday, eventually the...

 

Virtual Addiction, Mental Health Care Now Available In Pa.

Workit Health, the nation’s leading virtual substance use disorder treatment provider, has expanded into Pennsylvania with a Harrisburg-area outpatient clinic at 7208 Redtop Road in Hummelstown. The clinic now offers 100 percent virtual services...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    March 17, 2022

South Woodbury Twp. Opens Bids for Culvert Replacement

The Board of Supervisors at South Woodbury Township met on Tuesday, March 1, at the township building. All supervisors were present. The previous meeting’s minutes were read and approved as written. The workers’ compensation insurance audit was...

 

Altoona Community Theatre Looking for Directors

Altoona Community Theatre (ACT), a community-based theater company with a rich 73-year history is seeking directors for the first three shows of its 2022-23 season. The shows to be presented are “She Loves Me,” “The Holiday Channel Christmas...

 

DUI Task Force Conducting March Events

The D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting one or more events through March 20, 2022. Sobriety checkpoints are well lit and manned by uniformed officers. Roving patrols utilize uniformed officers in marked police vehicles. Motorists are reminded to...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    March 17, 2022

Reimagine Everett Theatre Project Fundraising in New Enterprise

A group was formed in the last few years to bring the Everett Theatre back to life. There is an active board of nine members: Chair Ken Tewell, Vice Chair Kaci Batzel, Marla Pennabaker, Alison Hostetler, Jessica Stone, Cody Smith, and Leah Pepple....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    March 17, 2022

Hopewell Sportsman Club Shotgun Shoot

Hopewell Sportsmen's Club had their Sunday night shoot with 55 shooters participating. The club originated in 1979. The club is located in Hopewell. The phone number is (814) 928-5945. There is also...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    March 17, 2022

Borough Council Takes Another Look at Noise Ordinance

At the March 7 Williamsburg Borough Council meeting, Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise informed the council of a noise complaint. Kagarise said that a resident complained of a snowblower outside at around 5 a.m. According to the Borough's current noise...

 

Getting Ready to Bloom

Bloom Hair Studio is getting its final touches before the big opening, which will hopefully be within the next two weeks, according to owner Kayla Detwiler. A full story of the hair studio will...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Free Soup for Lunch St. Joseph’s Church will have soup available on Sunday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (until sold out) to all members of the community. Everyone is invited to drive in and pick up a free container of delicious homemade soup....

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    March 17, 2022

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This week is a little sentimental for me. On Monday, March 14, my beloved grandmother Louise Speck would have turned 86. For many years, my grandmother was a fixture in the town of Williamsburg as the head librarian for the Williamsburg Public...

 

Brenneman Benefit Receives Community Support

Over $8,000 was raised last Saturday during the Heather Brenneman benefit at the Williamsburg Community Farm Show. Not even snow held back from the breakfast – over 8,000 raffle tickets were sold...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    March 17, 2022

Authority Looks at Cove Forge Projects

Cove Forge projects headlined the Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting Tuesday, March 1. It was announced that Cove Forge intends to move forward with the installation of a master meter at its facility, which will eliminate obligations the...

 

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