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Betty C. Kifer

Betty C. Kifer, 79, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Friday morning, March 19, 2021, at her residence. She was born June 21, 1941, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late...

 

Kathryn G. "Kate" Baughman

Kathryn G. “Kate” (Holland) Baughman, 80, of Fredericksburg, rural Martinsburg, passed away into glory on Saturday evening, March 20, 2021, at the place she called home for the past few years,...

 

Kenneth P. Smith

Kenneth P. Smith of Martinsburg passed away March 4, 2021, at home. He was born Jan. 19, 1950. He is survived by three children, nine grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, one sister, one brother and girlfriend. Private services to be held at a later...

 

Rodney Dale Frye

Rodney Dale Frye, 62, of Lakemont, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at home. He was born May 14, 1958, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late I. Dale and Ora D. (Patterson) Frye. He is survived by a brother, Barry H. Frye (Deborah)...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    March 25, 2021

Constitutional Amendment Proposes End to Pennsylvania Property Taxes

A bicameral pair of lawmakers proposed a constitutional amendment on Thursday ending the collection of school property taxes. Sen. John DiSanto, R-New Bloomfield, and Rep. Perry Stambaugh, R-New Bloomfield, said Senate Bill 424 and House Bill 927...

 

Pa. Extends Tax Filing Deadline to May 17

The Department of Revenue announced March 18 that the deadline for taxpayers to file their 2020 Pennsylvania personal income tax returns and make final 2020 income tax payments is extended to May 17, 2021. This means taxpayers will have an...

 

Other Voices

As advocates for unborn children, we are proud to jointly introduce legislation to protect unborn babies with beating hearts. Similar to heartbeat legislation passed in 11 states, under Senate Bill 378 and House Bill 904, detection of an unborn...

 

Those with Autism in Criminal Justice System Get Attention of Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Recognizing the importance of criminal justice reform for those with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), took steps toward addressing access to justice...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Area Public Library Recommends

As I travel, I often listen to NPR on my car radio. One of my favorite programs, Fresh Air, commonly does interviews with a variety of interesting people, including many authors. This program caught...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of March 26, 1896 John Wanamaker won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate and J.D. Hicks was nominated for Congress. Nominees for assemblyman were M.M. Morrow and George M. Patterson. A large flock of wild geese were heard flying north...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of March 25, 2071 The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company asked the borough council to pledge future financial support for the fire company if it proceeded with plans to construct its own building. The firemen, during a special meeting of...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of March 25, 1921 Danile D. Stoltzfus of Morrisons Cove wrote a letter to the Herald describing his trip through Syria, Mesopoyania and Anatolia. Mr. Stoltzfus described the plight of the Armenians. He described the rationing of food and the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of March 21, 2011 After much anticipation dispite sustaining serious damage in the Jan. 19-20 flooding the Lower Trail plans to officially kick off its season next month. The Spring Cove School Board Monday evening approved a general...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of March 25, 1921 A wildcat or bobcat was caught alive in the barrens of Huston Township by Robert W. Guyer, Paul H. Cowen, Vernon Kensinger and Richard Myers. The animal, about 18 inches high and over two feet long, was placed in a cage at...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of March 24, 2011 According to data compiled during the 2010 U.S. Census, the Morrisons Cove area had a 4.6 percent population gain between 2000 and 2010. Several technology initiatives were presented to the Williamsburg School Board on March...

 

Heart of Grief and Peace

Recently I found myself in an interesting position. Although I help people prepare for grief and in the midst of their grief, this was a new one. It is different when family is involved. What made it...

 

RS Churches Holding Prayer Walk

Two Roaring Spring churches are offering a community-wide prayer walk starting at 6 p.m. March 31 at the Spring Dam. The Roaring Spring Ministerium is providing an ecumenical time for prayer in the community leading up to the Holy days before Easter....

 

St. Luke Announces Holy Week Services

St. Luke Lutheran Church in Roaring Spring has announced its Holy Week services. They are as follows: • Palm/Passion Sunday, March 28 - 9:45 a.m. - In-person and on Facebook Live • Maundy Thursday Service - April 1 - 7 p.m. - In-person and...

 

Thought for the Week

We come to St. Matthew 18:21-35 and the parable for discussion this week. This is the only passage that records this parable but forgiveness is a topic for discussion frequently. Jesus had been...

 

Public Notices

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE OF GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP The Board of Supervisors of Greenfield Township hereby notifies all interested parties that a SPECIAL MEETING will be held at the Greenfield Township Building, 477 Ski Gap Rd, Claysburg, PA, on Friday,... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 25, 2021

Cove Schools Could Receive $8 Million

The $1.9 trillion federal stimulus package signed by President Joe Biden earlier this month includes an estimated $168 billion "American Rescue Plan" for schools. According to the U.S. Department of...

 
 By Christen Smith    News    March 25, 2021

Pa. Senate Urges 'Smart Use' Of School Stimulus Money

The American Rescue Plan delivered more than $5 billion in stimulus to Pennsylvania’s 501 school districts, but senators last week urged caution when spending the “windfall.” Pa. Acting Secretary of Education Noe Ortega told the Pa. Senate...

 

Pa. Accelerating Vaccinations; More than 4 Million Administered

Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam on March 19 detailed the state's vaccination progress as the process accelerates. "The pace of vaccinations in Pennsylvania is accelerating...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    March 25, 2021

Officials Warn of Fake Caller IDs

Scamming in the United States is as old as the country itself. For centuries scammers have used the same basic method of deceit to con people out of their money with only their methods changing with...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    March 25, 2021

Helicopter Service Owner Charged With Deception

A Winter Park, Fla., man was in Martinsburg District Court on Thursday, March 18, where he waived multiple felony counts of deceptive business practices to Blair County Court. James C. Housel, 48,...

 

Officials Asking Public to Help Control Insect Invader

Forest and agriculture officials in Pennsylvania are warning residents about the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) and asking residents to report sightings of the pest and its egg sacs. The Spotted Lanternfly...

 

The Herald's Weekly COVID-19 Update

The Herald's weekly COVID-19 pandemic update. Reported on 3/23/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,883 - 130 - 271.5 Blair: 8869 - 309 - 253.6 Cambria: 8,896 - 402 - 308.8 Centre: 12,707 - 213 -...

 

Pensilvania Ofrece una Actualización Sobre los Esfuerzos Para Mitigar COVID-19

El 22 de marzo, el estado de Pensilvania publicó una actualización semanal sobre los esfuerzos del estado para frenar la propagación de COVID-19. La actualización se basó en el sistema de Aviso...

 

It's Softball Season!

Northern Bedford's Deerin Davis dives for a ground ball during the team's practice session Friday. The team begins the season with an away game on March 1, then plays the home opener on March 30...

 

It's Softball Season!

Claysburg's Rebekah Claar runs in from the outfield with a bucket of softballs during the team's practice Friday. The Bulldogs begin their season with a home game against Mount Union on...

 

It's Baseball Season!

Members of the Central High School baseball team groom the infield with rakes at the end of their practice session Friday. The team begins its season with an away game against Clearfield on April 1...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Like a whirlwind, the first week of daylight saving time took me into its swirling action. Sometimes it seemed to take my breath away, other times I collapsed into unconsciousness as sweet sleep...

 

It's Softball Season!

Claysburg's Becca Shriver positions a basket of balls for the team's batting practice drill Friday. The team begins the season with a home game against Mount Union Friday....

 

It's Softball Season!

Northern Bedford girls softball coach Christa Moyer (on right with cap) puts her team through an after school practice session Friday. The team begins the season with an away game on March 30 against...

 

Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing in 814 Area Code Begins Soon

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is encouraging residents and businesses in the current 814 area code to prepare for the start of mandatory 10-digit dialing for all telephone calls,...

 
 By Christen Smith    News    March 25, 2021

Pandemic Highlights Shortcomings of Pa.'s Open Records Law

News outlets said in March that Pennsylvania’s Department of Health “hides behind other state statutes” to block the release of COVID-19 data – but it’s far from the only agency or organization to do so. During a hearing with the House...

 
 By Eric Shields    News    March 25, 2021

Duncansville Turned 130 Years Old on March 4

March 4 marked Duncansville's 130th anniversary as a borough. It all started around 1830 when Samuel Duncan settled on land on the western banks of the stream which cut through the area. He named the...

 

St. Luke Holding Soup Sale to Benefit Local Family

St. Luke Lutheran Church of Roaring Spring is holding a soup sale fundraiser for a family that is going through an ordeal with cancer. Kristen Thomas is a young mother of two who has been diagnosed for a second time with a cancerous brain tumor. In...

 

Holy Week Services, Walk Planned in Roaring Spring

Wednesday, March 31 6 p.m. – Prayer walk through Roaring Spring. Gather at the Spring Dam. Thurs., April 1 - Maundy Thursday 6 p.m. – Bare Memorial Church of God: Worship service with Communion, feet washing and baptisms 7 p.m. – Christ Church:...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 25, 2021

Williamsburg High School Eyes Return to 'As Regular and Normal As Possible'

Williamsburg High School Principal Michael Jones said during last Tuesday evening’s School Board meeting, March 16, that plans were still in place for a “regular and as normal as possible” end of school year for 2021 seniors. Jones announced...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 25, 2021

Yellow Springs Sewage Project Raises Questions for Catharine Township

During last month’s regular meeting, it was quoted that the “3M” plan for the Yellow Springs Project would cost Catharine Township $8,000. Following that, the board members were under the assumption that the authority would take over the projec...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    March 25, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Easter time is upon us! I love Easter time, and I have such fond memories of the Easter holiday growing up. My family was Russian Orthodox, so our Easter is on a different date, but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the blessed holiday twice!...

 

Time for Flowers!

Owen Black, 5, of Williamsburg, delivered flowers from Brubaker's Greenhouse in Martinsburg to his grandmother, Helen Teeters. Owen is the son of Nichole and Corey Black, Williamsb...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Easter Egg Hunt The Civic Club and the Lions Club will once again sponsor the beloved Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at the WHS Practice Football Field on Sage Hill Drive, Williamsburg. This Easter Egg Hunt is open to...

 

Gas Prices Stabilize in Pennsylvania

Increases at the pump have come to a halt in Western Pennsylvania, with this week’s average dipping by three cents to $3.036 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average...

 

Pa. Again Extends Expiration of License to Carry Permits

The Pennsylvania State Police announced March 19 that Gov. Tom Wolf has granted an additional extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits expiring on March 19, 2020, or later, are now valid through June 30, 2021. The previous extension...

 

Home Construction Tips

After you've identified your future home site, you can begin planning for your home construction. Choose a reputable builder – There are many options for home construction and many different...

 

PennDOT Plans Bridge Work in Greenfield Township

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will conduct a virtual plans display to inform the public of the proposed work on a Greenfield Township bridge. Blair County Bridge 70 and Blair County Bridge 82 are planned for replacement....

 

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