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Edgar Leon Norris

Edgar Leon Norris, 94, of Williamsburg, passed away Saturday morning, March 26, 2022, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1927, in rural Williamsburg, son of the late Ross E. “Joe” and Edna Grace (C...

 

Thomas James Clossin, Jr.

Thomas James Clossin, Jr., 78, born April 24, 1943, in Gallitzin, Pa., son of Thomas J. Clossin, Sr., and Rose (Kochara) Clossin, died March 23, 2022. He is survived by his spouse Judy (Simendinger)...

 

G. Louise "Aunt Beasy" Fagans

G. Louise “Aunt Beasy” Fagans, 94, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 23, 2022, at her home. She was born Nov. 2, 1927, in Martinsburg, daughter of the late John F. and Annie A. (Russell) Klepser. On Nov. 13, 1948, she...

 

Rosalind M. (Furry) Bulger

Rosalind M. Bulger, 96, of Martinsburg, passed away March 27, 2022, at Homewood in Martinsburg. She was born Feb. 3, 1926, in New Enterprise; daughter of the late J. William and Alma E. (Detwiler) Fur...

 

Roland J. "Sonny" Gorman

Roland J. “Sonny” Gorman, 87, of Duncansville, passed away Tuesday March 22, 2022 at UPMC-Altoona. He was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Plum Creek, son of the late Raymond W. and Kathryn L. (Baughman)...

 

Individuals Encouraged to Apply for FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Pennsylvanians who incurred funeral expenses for a COVID-19-related death are encouraged to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) COVID-19 funeral assistance program to help ease the financial burden brought on by the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Opinion    March 31, 2022

Let Me Tell You About Linda

Sometimes the world we live in makes you sad, depressed, feel like just giving up and question your own existence and plan for your life. So many live alone and have nobody to help them or share...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

Bye Bye Baby is a gripping story with issues taken straight out of today’s headlines. Spenser, a Boston PI, along with his close associate, Hawk, is hired to provide security for Congresswoman...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I would highly encourage all constituents of the 80th district to get out the vote in the spring primary and support Jim Gregory as our voice in the House of Representatives in the Pennsylvania legislature. Jim is proactive in all the...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 1, 1897 Experts were looking after a vein of clay, at the “yellow bank”, located on the Lytle estate in Huston Twp. This clay is used in the manufacture of a certain grade of paper, and if the test proves successful, large...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 6, 1972 The Cove Apple Packers Cooperative paid the last of its obligations to local businessmen who bought bonds in 1962 to finance the purchase of equipment at the packing plant in Martinsburg. Robert Beach of Bedford County and...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 7, 1922 Miss Ruth Snyder, a trained nurse from Roaring Spring, was assisting to care for the sick in the family of H. H. Lykens Sr. Miss Florence Boals of the Indiana State Normal School spent Easter Vacation with her parents, Mr....

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 3, 1997 The Martinsburg Municipal Authority was investigating possible contamination of the sewer system during the last three months of 1996. Tests showed levels from biochemical oxygen demand were “sky high” during that time...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 3, 1947 C. W. Negley and family moved from New Enterprise to the former Detwiler farm in Clappertown. It was vacated by the Bill Wagner family, who moved to the Bigelow home in Clappertown vacated by Chester P. Creps. Chester P....

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 5, 2012 A loader owned by the DeGol Organization caught fire at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. The fire would appear to go out and then flame up again, and was attributed to a leaking fuel line. In the end over 500 gallons of...

 

Escape From God's Mercy

Probably all of us remember Jonah from our days in Sunday School. He was an ordinary man, minding his own business when God called him to carry His message to the city of Nineveh. His entire story is...

 

Thought for the Week

God created humankind to have fellowship with Him. In the beginning that worked. God had fellowship with man. But God was God and Sovereign. Man could and did have fellowship with God. But God...

 

Martinsburg Church of God Holding Community Meal

Martinsburg Church of God will hold “Breaking Bread,” a free meal (because God’s love is always free) on April 11. The church is located at 123 S. Market St. in Martinsburg. Take-out and delivery will also be available. The menu will have...

 

Public Notices

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Main Street Water Sewer Replacement Roaring Spring Municipal Authority Roaring Spring Borough/Taylor Twp, Blair County, Pennsylvania Sealed Bids for the construction of the Roaring Spring Municipal Authority’s proposed Main... Full story

 

Central Varsity Boys Volleyball Preview

Coach: Ken Wyant Number of Years as Head Coach: 4th League: Mid-Penn Last Year’s Record: 10-4 Returning Starters: Seniors: Zeb Wyant – OH Zach Wyant – S/Opp Zach Gahagan – OH Luke Weber – S/Opp Cayden Wright – MB Eli Lingenfelter – MB...

 

Central Varsity Softball Preview

Coach: Jonathan Burket Number of Years as Head Coach: 4 Career Record: 19-21 League: Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Last Year's Record: 5-14 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Taylor Stock,...

 

Central Track and Field Preview

Coach: Blake Over Number of Years as Head Coach: 1st League: LHAC Returning Starters: Brady Albright (throws), Nick Bettwy, Kiersten Biddle (throws), Tyler Biesinger, Tyler Brumbaugh, Heather Brumbaugh (mid distance), Jenna Croft, Leah Decker...

 

Central Varsity Baseball Preview

Coach: A-J Hoenstine Number of Years as Head Coach: 15 Career Record: 232-98 League: Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Last Year’s Record: 22-3 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Devon Boyles, Tyler Helsel, Paxton Kling, Parker Gregg, Jonah...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Varsity Softball

Coach: Mike Barbarini Years Coaching: 21 Years Career record: 296-129 League: ICC South Last Year’s Record: 14-6 Returning Starters: Seniors: Sierra Walters – (P, OF) Rebekah Claar – (SS), Jenssen Poullos – (OF) Juniors: McKenzi Black ...

 

Claysburg-Kimnel Varsity Baseball Preview

Coach: Ben Chamberlain Number of Years as Head Coach: First Year League: Inter County South Conference Last Year's Record: 13-9 Returning Starters: Seniors: Wyatt Buell Pressten Imler Dante Francona...

 

Northern Bedford Varsity Softball Preview

Coach: Christa Moyer Number of Years as Head Coach: 14 years Last Year’s Record: 7-14 Conference: 4-10 Returning Starters: Seniors: Deerin Davis – C/UT Lydia Byler – 2B/OF Juniors: Emily Green – SS/UT Abby Kline – CF/IF Lydia Ritchey ...

 

Northern Bedford Varsity Baseball Preview

Coach: Ryan Cherry Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: 11-13 Returning Starters: Seniors: Brooks Snider – SS/C/P Levi Wiedemann – UTL...

 

Northern Bedford Track and Field – Girls Preview

Coach: Jeff Batzel Number of Years as Head Coach: This will be my 40th year (Everett and NBC) Career record: 422-166 total 156-34 as Girls Head Coach at NBC League: ICC Last Year’s Record: 11-2 overall 9-2 in ICC Returning Starters: Seniors:...

 

Northern Bedford Track and Field – Boys Preview

Coach: Joe Over Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: ICC Last Year’s Record: 12-1 Returning Starters: Seniors: Derek Beach – Throws, Remington Bowser – Throws, Cameron Clark – Distance, Mason Detterline – Jumps, Robert Gates ...

 

Williamsburg Varsity Softball Preview

Coach: Debbie Fay Number of Years as Head Coach: 6 years League: ICC North Last Year's Record: Overall 15-5 League 10-2 Returning Starters: Seniors: Ashley Brubaker – 3B Kaelyn Calderwood ...

 

Williamsburg Varsity Baseball Preview

Coach: Bob McCall Number of Years as Head Coach: 5 Conference: ICC North Last Year's Record: 15-4 Returning Starters: Seniors: Lambert Palmer – P/SS Dylan Hartman – P/1ST Liam Mcgregor – P/OF...

 

Pavement Preservation Work to Restart on Interstate 99 in Bedford and Blair Counties

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that Grannas Brothers Stone and Asphalt Co., Inc., of Hollidaysburg, will restart work beginning Tuesday, April 5, on Route 220 between the PA Turnpike and I-99 Exit 3, (Johnstown...

 

Safe Driving Urged For Statewide Aggressive Driving Coordinated Enforcement

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and the Highway Safety Network urged safe driving ahead of a statewide aggressive-driving coordinated enforcement day...

 

Avian Flu Makes it to Pennsylvania

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in a wild bald eagle found dead in East Marlborough Township, Chester County. This marks the first detection of HPAI H5N1 in birds within the Commonwealth since the virus was first...

 

Construction Projects in the Cove Starting For Spring

John Mattern, a carpenter with Martinsburg-based Steve Donaldson Construction, was bundled up Monday morning as he installed soffit and fascia on a home on Park Street. With spring around the corner,...

 

Pennsylvania's Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.1 Percent in February, Lowest Since February 2020 Pre-Pandemic Level

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for February 2022. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was down three-tenths of a percentage...

 

Claysburg Education Foundation Announces The George S. Dively, Jennie Dively Gardner Scholarship

The Claysburg Education Foundation is pleased to announce The George S. Dively and Jennie Dively Gardner Scholarship. The Foundation was awarded monies to cover the annual scholarship award to promote the legacy of George S. Dively and Jennie Dively...

 

FSA Farm Loans Available For Underserved, Beginning Farms

Sr. Farm Loan Officer David Greaser for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Pennsylvania/Huntingdon County reminded producers that FSA has funding reserved specifically for use by Targeted Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers. These loan programs...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    March 31, 2022

Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Discusses Summer Activities

The highlight of the March monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) was the report of upcoming major events in which the HACP would be involved. A discussion held by the Marketing and Program Committee led to the idea...

 

Hollidaysburg Community Chorus Spring Concert April 23-24

The Hollidaysburg Community Chorus will present its Spring Concert on April 23 and 24 at the Hollidaysburg Senior High School with Guest Soloist Ian Brumbaugh. The theme is “Here, There and Everywhere,” featuring music from the 30s to the 80s,...

 

Library to Hold Book Sale in April

The Friends of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library will hold a used book sale on Wednesday through Friday, April 20 to 22, at the library at 1 Furnace Road, Hollidaysburg. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 9:30 a.m....

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    March 31, 2022

Hollidaysburg Borough Council Suggests Ways to Improve Sidewalk Issues

The March Hollidaysburg Borough Council meeting was highlighted by problems present in a number of borough sidewalks, which Lara Zeak addressed during the public comment period. Zeak stated that for wheelchair-bound or handicapped residents uptown...

 

GACTC Inducts 51 Students Into The National Technical Honor Society

The Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (GACTC) inducted 51 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), an educational nonprofit that honors, recognizes, and empowers students and teachers in career and technical education. The...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    March 31, 2022

HASD Addresses 'Inappropriate Books' Being Available to Students

Hollidaysburg Area School District School Board Vice President Manny Nichols made a unique proposal to the board at the end of the March monthly school board Committee of the Whole/Voting meeting. Nichols proposed a focus group to look at residents...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    March 31, 2022

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Easter dinner is right around the corner, and I can smell it already. These next few weeks I am going to pull out some old-school recipes for Easter dinner – from my family to yours. Deviled Eggs Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tsp. parsley 1/2...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    March 31, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

Inspired by my love of candy, I asked Williamsburg residents this week, what was your most-wanted candy in your Easter basket? Here is what a few had to say: Polly Eastep: Marshmallow peeps Bonnie Good: Hershey’s mini chocolate bars Catharine...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    March 31, 2022

Bringing Art to Life

It’s not often where one gets to turn one of their life-long hobbies into their careers, but this is what Williamsburg-native Holly Hamilton is trying to do. Hamilton has always had a love of art and the Williamsburg School District honed her abili...

 

Ag Students Teach Elementary Kids About Ag Literacy

Ag students from Miss Bechtel's class visited elementary classrooms to celebrate Ag Literacy Week. Information about Ag Literacy Week Pennsylvania 2022 Ag Literacy Week focuses on connecting...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    March 31, 2022

Veterans Receive Quilts of Valor

On Friday evening at the Lutheran Church in Duncansville, 11 veterans received quilts made by the local members of Patriotic Piecemakers of PA. These quilts serve a tangible reminder of appreciation...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    March 31, 2022

Claysburg Hee Haw Show to be Presented April 8, 9

Members of the Claysburg community are presenting the 19th edition of Claysburg's annual Hee Haw show to benefit the Rotary Club. The program will take place Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at...

 

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