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Edwin N. Gunnett

Edwin N. Gunnett, 91 of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, March 29, 2022, at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. He was born June 6, 1930, in Royer, rural Williamsburg, son of the late Neff Earl and...

 

Mary C. Hudson

Mary C. Hudson, 86, of Roaring Spring, passed away Wednesday March 30, 2022, at Nason Hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1936, in New Enterprise, daughter of the late Lee R. and Irene (Miller) Claycomb....

 

Sara Marjorie (Evans) Illig

Sara Marjorie (Evans) Illig, 101 of West Mifflin, formerly of Dravosburg, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital. She was born in Williamsburg, March 1, 1921, to the late Lemuel...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Obituaries    April 7, 2022

Martinsburg Residents Attend 2022 PBA Marketplace

How do bus companies come up with locations for enjoyable trips? Tour guides who take trips for Freedom Excursions and some frequent riders were invited to attend the PBA (Pennsylvania Bus...

 

Bedford Co. Historian Of The Year 2021 Named

The Bedford County Historian of the Year Committee is pleased to announce that Kevin Mearkle of Breezewood is the awardee for the Historian of the Year for 2021. Mearkle is a resident of Bedford County and an eighth generation descendant of a...

 

Pa. Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs Thankful for the Volunteers at its Veterans Homes

During National Volunteer Month in April, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) thanks the hundreds of people who selflessly volunteer their time and talents assisting staff and residents in our six veterans homes....

 
 By Grace Hamilton    News    April 7, 2022

At Home in Curryville

Our Curryville house was humble, but it was a fun and love-filled place. The cellar was alive. The coal bin, the raised bins for potatoes. Many shelves held hundreds of jars with canned peaches,...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"Beach Wedding" reads in the style of James Patterson. The rapid pace and short chapters are a perfect book for readers who appreciate Ledwidge's collaborations with James Patterson. "Beach Wedding"...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    Opinion    April 7, 2022

PA Agriculture Mentor Program Launches

Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry has a new resource available to help farmers. The PA Agriculture Mentor Program includes five mentors with extensive agricultural backgrounds to assist beginning farmers, agribusiness entrepreneurs and farmers...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 8, 1897 Uriah Sipes of Martinsburg died at the age of 69 years, 2 months. As a young man he learned the trade of marble cutting at the shop of Mr. Shearer in Williamsburg. He worked as a bookkeeper for Adolphus Patterson, then moved...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 13, 1972 Three men were running in the April Republican primaries for the congressional seat in the ninth district. They were State Sen. D. Elmer Hawbaker of Mercersburg, Franklin County, Kenneth W. Ferry of Martinsburg, and E.G....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 14, 1922 Miss Annie Keagy was much pleased to receive a box of fine grape-fruit from her brother Henry Keagy of Miami Florida. Harry H. Lykens, Sr,. a well known insurance agent in Martinsburg, passed away at his home. He had been...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 10, 1997 The Giant Eagle in Roaring Spring was relocating to the former Food Lion shopping center. The new Giant Eagle would be considerably larger than the old store, since it was moving into the Food Lion location as well as the...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 10, 1947 The Roaring Spring Borough Council decided to follow Altoona and Hollidaysburg and adopt Daylight Savings Time. Williamsburg Borough Council discussed the question, favoring fast time, especially if other communities adopt...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 12, 2012 The Spring Cove Education Association named music teacher Melody Brumbaugh the 2012 Educator of the Year. Tina Diehl was named 2012 Support Staff of the Year, and Mary Diane Aiello and Tammy Jo Hunter were named Volunteers...

 

Two Temples

The youth ministry at my church recently held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. It was good to see this tradition return after a few years of COVID restrictions. For many years, I led a team of parents...

 

Thought for the Week

The relationship between shepherd and sheep is not the same everywhere. In some countries, i.e. Australia, New Zealand, the United States, sheep are simply possessions. The care they receive is for...

 

St. Johns Reform Church Holding Easter Celebrations

St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will hold a Good Friday worship service at 7 p.m. April 15. Scripture readings will focus on Christ’s atoning sacrifice for all. Pastor David M. Meckley will share a narrative sermon from the perspective of...

 

Southern Morrisons Cove Churches Putting on Concert

Churches of Southern Morrisons Cove will present a Concert of Praise at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 24, at the New Enterprise Church of the Brethren. The public is invited. The program will feature the praise and worship talents of individuals and choirs...

 

Public Notice

SALEBARN VACATION ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., the Board of Supervisors of North Woodbury Township, Blair County, PA will meet at the North Woodbury Township Municipal Building, 113 Cranberry Road,... Full story

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 7, 2022

Southern Cove Rod And Gun Benefit a Success

Southern Cove Rod and Gun Club in New Enterprise held a benefit shotgun shoot on April 3. This was to help a member who had been a victim of COVID with complications. There were 128 shooters in this event and many more family and friends who were...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 7, 2022

Morrisons Cove Produce Auction Opens for Spring

The Morrisons Cove Produce Auction officially opened March 29. It is located at 4826 Woodbury Pike, Roaring Spring. Though it was a cold, brisk day, contributers bought a variety of flowers such as...

 

Bedford, Blair to See Ongoing, New Construction Projects

Wolf Administration officials highlighted more than 55 projects anticipated to be under construction this year across the six-county region and discussed the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) benefits to regional roads and bridges....

 

Vendor Sale Shows Off Items to Simplify Life

On Saturday, March 26, a small Cash-And-Carry Vendor Fair was held in the Woodbury Area Community Center. Three companies were featured by local people. Tonia Beach had a display of Thirty-One...

 

Avoid At-Home Poisoning

Pennsylvania Division (ATSPA) reminds the public of the dangers of potentially poisonous medicines and chemicals and outlining preventative steps people can take to ensure their safety and that of their loved ones. More than 2 million poisonings are...

 

Dept. of Aging: Protect Older Adults From Marketing Misrepresentation of Medicare Coverage Plans

With private insurers increasingly promoting their Medicare coverage plans through marketing campaigns that feature celebrities or offer gifts, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging has sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

 

Area AARP Smart Driver Classes to Be Offered Through June

From April through June 2022, AARP is offering driver safety classes. It has been many years since most area residents received their driver’s licenses. However, the driving experience is significantly changing: changing vehicle technologies; new...

 

'Public Health is Where You Are'

National Public Health Week is celebrated April 4-10 this year. National Public Health Week is always the first full week in April. According to nphw.org, this year's theme is "Public Health is Where...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    April 7, 2022

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This week’s edition is going to be a little sentimental. Last week, Williamsburg lost one of its’ greats – Edwin Gunnett. For many years, Gunnett was involved in sporting events and creating events like the talent show to raise money for variou...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    April 7, 2022

Williamsburg Native Opens Online Boutique

It’s been said that “life is too short to wear boring clothes,” and for Williamsburg native Julie Gorsuch, that seems to be the case. Gorsuch opened Jewels Boutique just this past week – an online clothing shop with “Nashville vibes....

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    April 7, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

Continuing on with our Easter theme and this writer always in the mood for good food, why not have another Easter food question? This week’s question: What is your favorite dish on the Easter table? Here is what a few residents had to say: Holly...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Civic Club Hosting and Fundraising The Williamsburg Women’s Civic Club and the Lions Club will be holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at the Williamsburg elementary practice field. The Civic Club will also be...

 

W-Burg Students Win Essay Contest

Olivia Lester, fourth grade student, and Tanner Ross, fifth grade student, won first place in the Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by the American Legion. Their essays will be entered in the state...

 

Elementary Events

Williamsburg Elementary held events like Read Across America and Lunch with Parents day last month....

 

Spring Country Store Tour This Weekend

The Village Closet & Country Store is busy getting ready for this week's Country Store Tour. The business has expanded into the empty space next-door, previously rented by Reliance Bank. It is...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    April 7, 2022

Spring: A Time for Opening Up

An individual with a modicum of intelligent emotion once penned that happiness is a way to travel, not a destination. To me that thought is a passport to find everyday happiness in big things such as...

 

Gone Fishing

Saturday was the first day of trout season....

 

CK Softball Hits the Ground Running

The Lady Bulldogs softball team has started off the season with three phenomenal wins. Against Southern Fulton, Claysburg came out 15-0. The Lady Bulldogs then faced Northern Bedford and won 17-2. On...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    April 7, 2022

Strong Start for Central Baseball

In their first game of the year, Central Baseball took a strong start by defeating the Penn Cambria Panthers 11-1. Central didn’t give up any runs in the first three innings, while scoring two in the first, and one in the second. The Dragons, then...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    April 7, 2022

Lady Dragon Softball Overwhelms Opponents

Central softball faced two new opponents and came out on top in two amazing victories this past week. The Lady Dragons faced the Penn Cambria Lady Panthers, and won 10-0, and then faced the Bedford...

 

One Recent Weekend

One weekend not long ago, my son, Bob, and my wife, Donna, encouraged me to do a pair of things that needed to be done. For Christmas, Bob had bought me a new shotgun for turkey hunting to replace...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Sports    April 7, 2022

Claysburg-Kimmel Athletes Sign Intent

On Friday, April 1, Claysburg-Kimmel held a signing event for two seniors, Rebekah Claar and Sierra Walters. Claar will be continuing her basketball career at Juniata College. Walters will resume her...

 
 By MATTHEW HALL    Sports    April 7, 2022

Northern Bedford Baseball Defeats Claysburg

The NBC High School baseball team only played one game this week. They won at Claysburg by a score of 7-4, improving their overall record to 2-0. The Bulldogs took an early 1-0 lead after the first...

 

Pirates See One Win, One Loss First Week of Baseball

On March 29, Williamsburg Baseball saw a victory over Glendale with a score of 5-2. The Pirates did not have the same results Monday, April 4, when they fell to West Branch 8-2. In both games, the first inning proved to be the most profitable for...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    April 7, 2022

Central Volleyball Defeats Marauders in Fell Swoop

On Thursday, the Central Dragon Volleyball team faced the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders. The Dragons defeated the Marauders in only three sets: the first, 26-24, the second, 25-16, and an astounding third set, winning 25-11. Zeb Wyant led the Dragons...

 

Huntsman Bowling Center Updates Bowling Scores

– March 31, 2022 – LEADER BOARD Men Game Dusty Rhodes 267 Don Henry 248 Ty Bechtel 247 Series Don Henry 683 Dusty Rhodes 671 Ty Bechtel 667 Women Game Liz Rhodes 226 Crystal Burns 202 Melissa Kensinger 200 Series Liz Rhodes 619 Crystal Burns 547...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Students Awarded Almost $115,000 Through Sheetz Entrepreneur Project

In a joint project with Claysburg-Kimmel School District and the Claysburg Education Foundation, efforts began several years ago to develop a relationship with the Sheetz Entrepreneur Center....

 

CHS Students Participate, Place In Annual Foreign Language Festival At IUP

Introduction to Articles and Statement of Claim The Spring Cove Education Association (SCEA) would like to bring you updates of some of the many positive events that are taking place within our school district with which teachers are involved. In...

 

Pool Prep

The staff at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park is already busy preparing for the upcoming season. If anyone drove past the pool recently would notice that the water is already blue. But the pool is not...

 

Central Names Rotary Student of the Month

Leah Johnston • Parents: Rhonda Johnston • East Freedom • School Activities: Soccer, Basketball, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society • Hobbies/Interests: Skiing...

 

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