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Ralph G. Summers

Ralph G. Summers, 80, of East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at UPMC-Altoona. He was born May 21, 1940, in Martinsburg, son of the late Melvin and Kathryn (Grabill) Summers. He married Arlene Eckard July 30, 1960,...

 

Earl J. "Jack" Showalter

Earl J. “Jack” Showalter, 94, of Martinsburg, passed away, Thursday afternoon, March 25, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born March 15, 1927, in Duncansville, son of the late Adam and...

 

Alice F. Grannas

Alice F. Grannas, 76, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 29, 2021, at the home where she was born and lived in Williamsburg. She was born Aug. 7, 1944, daughter of the late...

 

Charlotte A. Fonner

Charlotte A. "Doey" Fonner, 84, of Roaring Spring peacefully went into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday morning, March 20, 2021, at her home. She was born on May 29, 1936,...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    April 1, 2021

Emergency Constitutional Amendment For Sexual Abuse Survivors Blocked In Pennsylvania

The effort to extend the litigation window for survivors of child sexual abuse suffered a blow this week after lawmakers blocked an emergency constitutional amendment necessary to get the measure on the ballot in May. Senate Majority Leader Kim...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    April 1, 2021

Pa. Restaurants to See Reprieve From Restrictions Soon

Bars and restaurants across Pennsylvania will soon see a reprieve from pandemic operating limitations. Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement March 15 that state-certified establishments may raise their occupancy to 75 percent and resume bar service...

 
 By CHRIS MOORE    Opinion    April 1, 2021

Other Voices

It’s hard to find a Chesapeake Bay watershed resident whose eyes don’t light up at the mention of striped bass –though some won’t know what you mean unless you call them by their “proper...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

The only thing more interesting than a well-written story based on historical fact is a well-written story based on little-known and nearly forgotten fact. “Band of Sisters” is such a story....

 

Other Voices

Pennsylvania, like many other states, has a digital divide that separates the haves from the have-nots. And at no other time has this divide seemed wider than in the last year when the COVID-19 pandemic brought the demand for internet service into...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 2, 1896 John S. Bonebreak graduated third in a class of 80 students at the Western Pennsylvania Medical College in Pittsburgh. He was to appear before the state medical board for examination, after which he planned to settle down for...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 1, 1971 L.C. “Red” Metzler and his son Don purchased the Martinsburg Auto Sales property on South Market Street from Frank Nicodemus. The new business was to be known as Metzler Auto Sales. Fifty oak trees estimated at 100-150...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 1, 1921 L.C. “Red” Metzler and his farewell service was presented in the Church of the Brethren, Martinsburg. The church building was to be replaced with a “larger and more modern structure.” The principal speaker at the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of March 28, 1996 Ground was officially broken Monday for the Loysburg bypass, nine years after funding for the project was included in federal legislation. And Congressman Bud Shuster of Everett, who secured that funding, was on hand to...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of March 28, 1946 Elmer C. Ake announced the retirement of him and his wife as publishers of the Herald and reported that as of April 1 the new owner and publisher would be Blair M. Bice. The Akes owned the Herald for 17 years. During most of...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of March 31, 2011 Spring Cove School District Superintendent Rodney L. Green said the district is expecting to receive $1,141,853 less assistance from the state in 2011-12 and will pay an additional $173,781 in health care costs, an increase...

 

The Lamb

Imagine Papa coming home one day with the most beautiful little lamb your family has ever seen. Its little wool coat is perfect. Its little legs are shaped just the way they ought to be. Its little ho...

 

Holy Week Services in Roaring Spring

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

 

Thought for the Week

Sometimes I think I stretch out my "Thoughts." Holy Week could technically be seven days long. So much happens in that week it can scarcely be examined in a short time. On Thursday night of that...

 

Pavement Preservation Work to Begin on I-99 in Bedford and Blair Counties

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced March 29 that Grannas Brothers Stone and Asphalt Co., Inc., of Hollidaysburg, will begin concrete patching work beginning Monday, April 5. Work will begin on I-99 between Exit 3 (Johns...

 

Public Notices

ABANDONED VEHICLES The following abandoned vehicle will be sold at public auction at Walter’s Auto Wrecking, 403 Walter’s Lane, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, on April 3, 2021 at 10am. Vehicle: 2008 Chrysler, VIN# 2A8HR44H98R118896. NOTE: There will be...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Postpones Scheduled Softball Games

Claysburg-Kimmel has changed scheduled softball games at Penns Valley, varsity and junior high, due to weather conditions. Make-up dates are set as follows: Varsity Softball: * May 10th @ Penns Valley - Start time: 4:00 pm... Bus will DEPART at...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    April 1, 2021

The End of the Spring Mill?

Most of Appvion’s Spring Mill plant employees clocked in for their shifts for the last time on March 17, and when the last roll of paper came off the machine, they walked out its doors for the last...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    April 1, 2021

Police Arrest Three for Credit Card Fraud at Walmart

Three men are behind bars after police said they attempted to purchase two Apple iWatches from the East Freedom Walmart while using a stolen credit card. According to the charges filed by Freedom...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    April 1, 2021

March 26 High Winds Cause Minimal Damage in Cove Area

High winds kept area emergency crews busy on Friday, March 26, as wind gusts of more than 50 mph in Blair County led to downed trees and electric power loss in parts of the county. While Cove-area mun...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    April 1, 2021

Hollidaysburg Fire Chief Pleads Guilty To Diverting $57K in Grant Money

The chief of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company of Hollidaysburg was in federal court in Johnstown on March 26, where he entered guilty pleas to one count of embezzlement and four counts of filing false income tax returns for his part in diverting mo...

 

Martinsburg Library Reports Usage Returning to Normal

Letters for joining the Martinsburg Community Friends of the Library are in the mail. Watch for yours to join the Friends and help the library with your contribution. The next meeting of the Friends is May 18 at 7 p.m. at the library. Danette Feather...

 

Senate Passes Ward Bill to Help Farmers with Barn Wedding Venues

The Pennsylvania Senate on March 23 approved a bill sponsored by state Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) that sets safety standards for barns and other agricultural buildings that are re-purposed for weddings and other social events. Pa. Senate Bill 191 would...

 

– The Herald's Weekly COVID-19 Update –

The Herald’s weekly COVID-19 pandemic update. Reported on 3/30/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,851 - 130(n/c) - 271.5 Blair: 8,987 - 312 - 256.1 Cambria: 8,980 - 403 - 309.5 Centre: 13,180 - 213(n/c) - 131.2 Clearfield: 5,109 - 128 - 161.5...

 

Republican Women Elect Officers

The Central Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women (CPCRW) recently held its election of officers. CPCRW encompasses Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Johnstown and Huntingdon counties. The group's mission...

 

It's Not Over Yet: How to Navigate Easter Celebrations While Still Social Distancing

Holidays have been celebrated differently since the outbreak of COVID-19 in late 2019. Easter was among the first major holidays to be celebrated differently in 2020, and celebrations likely won't...

 
 By Jim Garrity    News    April 1, 2021

Gas Prices Dip In Pennsylvania; National Average Drops For First Time In Months

Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are two cents cheaper this week at $3.010 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average – $3.010 Average price during the week of March 2...

 

Pensilvania: Con Casi 5 Millón De Vacunaciones Hasta Ahora

El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania hoy confirmó que hasta las 12 a.m., 29 de marzo, había 2,923 casos adicionales positivos de COVID-19 en el estado. Había 7,178 casos nuevos reportados para el sábado, 27 de marzo, y el domingo, 28 de...

 

Route 22 Resurfacing Project Begins from Canoe Creek to Duncansville

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced March 30 that Grannas Bros. Stone and Asphalt Co. Inc, of Hollidaysburg, will begin work on a nine-mile resurfacing project that will resurface various locations between Canoe Creek...

 

COVID Vaccination Does Not Invalidate Life Insurance Policies

Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman is reassuring Pennsylvanians that receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will not impact their ability to purchase life insurance, or their ability to collect on a policy. In response to several concerned consumers...

 

Free Equipment Helps Farmers' Markets Access Pennsylvania's SNAP System

Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller on March 18 highlighted an opportunity for farmers markets to address food security in their local communities and expand their consumer base by taking advantage of...

 

Mo Valley vs. Pirates: 6-16 Pirates

Mo Valley vs. Pirates: 6-16 Pirates, on Monday, March 29....

 
 By Richard Tate    Sports    April 1, 2021

The First Day of Spring

TV weather forecasters have been telling us for more than a month that meteorological spring began on March 1. As if that weren't enough, the official first day of spring was listed as March 20 on...

 

Tyrone 15, Central 4 in 5 innings

Tyrone 15 Central 4 (5 innings) At Central 2B E Pearson (T), HR E Pearson (T), T Stock (C), Multiple Hits- (T) V Reese (2), E Pearson (3), M Rockwell(2) RBI— (T) E Pearson(5), M Rockwell (3) SB- (T) M Lingenfelter (2) (C) M Kennedy (2), M...

 

League Champions!

Joyce Dalton Remax - Spring Cove won the Garver YMCA 4th grade boys basketball league championship with a 24-20 victory over Hollidaysburg on Tuesday evening, March 23. Team members shown are (front...

 
 By Chuck Gojmerac    Sports    April 1, 2021

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park To Hold Regional Bowling, Basketball Tournaments

On Saturday, April 3, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park will play host to two prestigious tournaments. The Altoona Youth Bowling Organization will host its “Bowler of the Year” tournament at the Huntsman Lanes on Saturday, April 3. Three flights of...

 

Penn State Researchers Ask Anglers' Help With Study of Trout Colors, Patterns

Penn State researchers, who are evaluating the colors, pattern variations and genetics of wild brook and brown trout across Pennsylvania, are asking anglers to help with their study. They want anglers to submit photos of wild brook and brown trout...

 

YMCA Gymnasts Compete, Representing Cove High Schools

Four high school gymnasts from the Garver Memorial YMCA Gymnastics Team in Roaring Spring competed March 6 at the PA Classic High School Gymnastics Championships, representing their respective high...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

My dad was 35 years old when he built the first greenhouse for Mom. He also sawed and split wood to heat the small house of glass panels that leaned against the south side of his shop. Although the...

 

Those Facing Utility Shut-Offs Should Contact Provider

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) on March 25 urged consumers and small businesses who are struggling financially to call utilities now to discuss the options available to address any...

 

'Helping Appvion Employees' Event Set For Saturday; More Families Can Be Served

The Helping Appvion Employees fundraiser event is encouraging Appvion employees and families to take advantage of the help it is offering. The organization has been collecting food and donations to assist Appvion Spring Mill employees who will lose t...

 

Roaring Spring Easter Mural

Pastor Charles J. Brewbaker of Holy Fire Chapel in Roaring Spring painted this depiction of the resurrection of Christ. The painting will be on display in front of the Holy Fire Chapel on Bloomfield...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    April 1, 2021

'An Amazing Smile and Contagious Laugh'

At 20 years old, Josh Richardson is described by his mother Lucinda as a "happy, go-lucky guy with an amazing smile and contagious laugh." His mother describes him as "truly, one of a kind." Doctors...

 

Williamsburg Varsity Girls Basketball Win the 2021 Inter-County Conference Championship

The Lady Pirates (#No. 2 seed from ICC North) beat Southern Huntingdon (No. 1 seed from ICC South) in the Inter-County Conference Semi-Final with the score of 61-51. High scorers/rebounders were:...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

The Last Supper The United Methodist Church will be holding a special “reading” of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” followed by refreshments downstairs on Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. Journey to the Cross United Methodist Church will also...

 

Nice catch!

Kara Lansberry, 15, of Williamsburg poses with a fish she caught on Saturday, March 27, fishing with her family on Clover Creek. Kara is the daughter of Joe and Beth Lansberry, and she is in her last...

 

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