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Gwendolyn M. "Cookie" Appleman

Gwendolyn M. “Cookie” Appleman, 91, of Williamsburg and a current resident of The Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday morning, April 11, 2022, at the home. She was born October 10, 1930, in Alum Bank, Bedford County,...

 

Joann Jacqueline Jones

Joann Jacqueline Jones, 74, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 9, 2022, while traveling with her family in Columbia, S.C. She was born May 1, 1947, in Windber the daughter of the late George and Helen G. (Stock) Sepety. She...

 

Michael Paul Keith

Michael Paul Keith, 66, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, April 6, 2022, at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. He was born February 5, 1956, in Roaring Spring the son of the late Clair and Carolyn June (Isenberg) Ke...

 

William Ray Lee Sr.

William Ray Lee Sr., 77, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 5, 2022, at his home. He was born March 5, 1945, in Ganister, rural Williamsburg, son of the late Harry Ray and Hannah...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 14, 2022

Deadline Approaching For Blair Co. Association Of Township Officials Scholarship

The Blair County Association of Township Officials scholarship deadline is June 30, and officials are encouraging graduating seniors to apply. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors residing in one of Blair County’s 15 townships who are...

 

DUI Task Force to Hold Events

The officers of the Blair DUI Task Force will make their presence known on area roadways in one or more fashions (check point, roving patrol, or mobile awareness) to ensure Blair County roadways are as safe as possible. • Avoid drunk driving...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 14, 2022

Southern Cove Power Reunion to Hold Plow Days

Southern Cove Power Reunion’s meeting was called to order by President Jason Hileman. The Board of Directors previously voted to combine the monthly board meeting and the club meeting into one meeting. This is the first night of this new time. The...

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    April 14, 2022

Jone Bush was Hall of Fame Nominee

Morrisons Cove is well represented in the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame, but may be missing one athlete worthy of induction. She is Martinsburg native Jone Bush, 86, who was considered for inclusion in the Hall of Fame class of 2004. More about...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

Just Harriet is a chapter book for young readers that tells the story of how Harriet spent the summer after third grade on Marble Island at her grandmother’s bed and breakfast. Harriet is not at...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I met Trish Haight over a year ago. I was very impressed with the passion she expressed while speaking about pro-life and the program she founded Love Them Both. I feel Trish’s faith in God affects everything she does from her daily...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: After disastrous changes to Pennsylvania’s election laws in 2020, it’s time for a change of guard in state leadership. Trish Haight, Republican candidate for Representative of the 80th district, is that change! She will return our...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Running for representative of the 80th district is a staunch advocate for the people, her name is Trish Haight. She is a genuine conservative Republican with a proven record of service. She is President of Love Them Both. Trish...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: For the past two years, how many people, myself included, have complained about the current state of our country? We, as Americans, have witnessed our freedoms slowly slipping away. The more important question is, “What are we doing...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 15, 1897 The Blair County Children’s Home was officially opened in the old Juniata Collegiate building in Martinsburg on April 12. Thirty rooms were furnished and additional accommodations could be made for 150 children. Children...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 20, 1972 Mr. and Mrs. John Hite of Martinsburg were planning an all-alumni project to move the M. Z. Bassler Bell, located atop “Bean Hill” near Central High School, to the front lawn of Central High School. The bell was...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 21, 1922 The Angel of Death laid his hand on John B. Skyles, one of Martinsburg’s oldest and best known citizens. Mr. Skyles was born in Taylor Township in 1839 and resided in Martinsburg for fifty-one years at his death. He was a...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 17, 1997 The Former Benson School building was for sale again due to unpaid taxes. The current owner bought the property from the Spring Cove School District to open a business, but the Martinsburg Zoning Board denied the request. A...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 17, 1947 Reports from the first day of trout season were mixed. While there seemed to be many fishermen, there were not many reports of big catches. Recent rains and muddy water were to blame. The Herald office reported that some...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 19, 2012 The Spring Cove School District was considering a tax increase of one to two mills, despite cost cutting actions. Half of the proposed increase would go to the General Fund, and the other half would be put aside for future...

 

Seeds of Hope

What brings you a sense of hope as you go about your days? What has troubled you so much that you felt as though all hope was gone? I think the past couple years might have brought us all to places wh...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    April 14, 2022

Mary Southerland, Gwen Smith to Present at Ladies Encounter

Ladies Encounter will be held on Sunday April 30, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. Tickets will be available at local businesses and on the website. Mary Southerland is the founder of Journey Ministry...

 

Bring your Tractor to Church Day

Curryville Church of the Brethren will have a “Bring Your Tractor to Church Day” on May 1. The church is located at 1535 Curryville Road, Curryville. Farm attire is expected and welcomed. Masks are not required. There will be a blessing of the...

 

Thought for the Week

Most likely, if you are a church-goer, you have just celebrated “Palm Sunday.” I hope you were able to catch some of the enthusiasm demonstrated by the multitudes of people who accompanied Jesus o...

 

Easter Celebration Gives Attendees 'More Than an Egg Hunt'

Faith United Methodist Church held an Easter celebration on Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. with more than 30 children and adults attending. Bonnie Musselman explained this year they wanted to do more...

 

St. John's UCC Offering Worship

St. John’s UCC, 117 East Julian St., will offer the following opportunities for worship this week: • Maundy Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m. – A meal of soup and bread will be followed by worship with a dramatic reading around the table and Holy...

 

Public Notices

Form of Advertisement Sealed proposals will be received by the Woodbury Township, of Blair County, at 6385 Clover Creek Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693, until 7p.m. on May 5, 2022, for the following: Item 1, 1,870 ton, Superpave scratch and leveling... Full story

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 14, 2022

Woodbury Borough Council Reminds Citizens of Summer Ordinances

Woodbury Borough Council met for its April meeting. All members were present, except for the mayor. Four community members were present. The meeting was called to order by President Shawn Claycomb. The Woodbury Area Community Center minutes were...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 14, 2022

South Woodbury Township Reviews Fire Company Request

On April 5, the South Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors met for their monthly meeting at 9 a.m. The monthly bills and treasurer report were reviewed and approved by supervisors. A liquid fuel payment was received and was less than expected. The...

 

Martinsburg Booster Association Trash Pickup

Martinsburg Booster Association members Bob Bechtel, Ed Kreider and Don Snively are unloaded trash picked up between Martinsburg and Fredericksburg on April 9 as part of the Booster's participation...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    April 14, 2022

Greenfield Twp. Approves Expansion of C&S Market to Become Family Dollar

At their April 5 meeting, the Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors approved Resolution 2022-10, which will make funds available from the American Rescue Plan. Supervisors have not yet decided how they will use the funds. One potential project...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 14, 2022

Hollidaysburg Couple Charged After Leading Police on Chase

A chase that began in Freedom Township and ended in Altoona has landed a Hollidaysburg man behind bars and his girlfriend facing drug charges. Ryan J. Harshaw, 33, and Carlotta A. Dereal, 47, were...

 

Easter Egg Hunts And Other Egg-Ceptional Traditions

Easter is celebrated in various ways. Traditional religious commemorations include Saturday evening Easter vigils and Sunday morning Resurrection masses. Parents may spend Easter weekend putting the finishing touches on Easter Bunny baskets, and...

 

Tax Day Monday

Tax Day is coming up this Monday, April 18, 2022. Don't forget to file! Next year, get a head start with advice from the Internal Revenue Service. • Gather and organize your records. Many people...

 

Alpha Beta Chapter Of Delta Kappa Gamma Society Meets

On Saturday March 26, 2022, the Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, met at the Live Well Chiropractic Meeting Room in Fishertown. The meeting was called to order by...

 

Frosty Fans

Nothing can stop these fans. Claysburg-Kimmel spectators bundled up to watch the softball game against Northern Bedford on April 1, despite the flurries and chilly weather....

 

Birth Announcement

William and Sarah (Alessi) O'Dea of Altoona are the parents of a daughter, Charlotte Denise O'Dea, born at 3:13 p.m. on March 5, 2022 at UPMC Altoona. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was...

 

Easter Services Offered this Weekend

The following Easter services will take place this coming weekend in Williamsburg: Williamsburg United Methodist Church Maundy Thursday will be held tonight at the Cove Forge Methodist Church from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and at the Williamsburg location from...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 14, 2022

CMA Church Water Issues Continue To Plague Water Authority

Last year, the CMA Church presented a case to bring a water line extension to the church located in Williamsburg. Following their massive renovation, DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) now requires the church to be a public water source....

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 14, 2022

Trail Town Market Issues Brought Up at Borough Meeting

Dave Cadle, representing the Trail Town Market, attended Williamsburg Borough Council meeting last Monday evening to discuss some questions the organizers of the Market had. Cadle said that they had a request from ReKlaimed Vines from McKee to sell...

 

Central PA Showdown Brings Cattle From Multiple States

Beef cattle converged at Williamsburg on Saturday, April 9, during the annual Central PA Showdown. The cattle were from Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, New York, West Virginia and across the entire...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    April 14, 2022

Lime Kilns Still Burning in the Cove

As certain as warm breezes will move through Morrisons Cove this month drying excess moisture brought by winter snow and spring rain, farmers soon will begin preparing thousands of acres of fields and pondering the condition of the earth they depend...

 

Local Young Artist Featured In Sports Illustrated Kids

Aubrey Suter, 9, of Woodbury recently had her art featured in Sports Illustrated Kids. Aubrey, daughter of Shane and Lindsay Suter, drew Kenny Pickett, Pitt quarterback. "We really like Pitt and we...

 

Blair Co. Tea Party to Hold Forum for 80th District Candidates

The Blair County Tea Party will host a forum for candidates vying for the 80th District’s state representative seat at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona (112 South 13th Street). Democrat Kimberly Capenos and Republican Tris...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 14, 2022

Helsel Harvester Homestead April Event Gave Vendors Opportunities

In March of 2021 Darin and Michelle Helsel opened their beautiful farm to the public. Michelle felt the presence of God on the land. They both wanted to share this place with the community and give...

 

NBC Middle School Names March Students Of the Month

Shown (from left) are Northern Bedford County Middle School's March Students of the Month: Grade 6 – Mallory Gates, daughter of Adam and Alaina Gates Ezekiel Dibert, son of Michael and Heather...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Games Rescheduled

March 30 Softball Game Rescheduled The girls varsity softball game scheduled for March 30 vs. Dubois Central Catholic (at Claysburg) has been postponed based on poor field conditions/weather. The game will now be played on May 11 with a 4:30 p.m....

 

Huntsman Bowling Center Updates Bowling Scores

– April 8, 2022 – Leader Board Men GAME Clair Banks 248 Bob Over 245 Joe Over 236 SERIES Joe Over 680 Clair Banks 656 Ty Bechtel 617 Women GAME Tammy Ogg 213 Wendy Guyer 204 Crystal Burns 204 SERIES Melissa Kensinger 300 Nikki Sollenberger 551...

 

Red Devils Overcome Lady Dragons

On Monday, the Central Lady Dragons Softball faced the Central Cambria Lady Red Devils. The Lady Dragons were not able to seize victory over the Lady Red Devils, facing an 8-1 loss.  Maya Hazenstab broke up the no-hitter in the 7th inning and...

 

Williamsburg Baseball Faces Three Losses; Softball Sees a Win

Baseball Monday, the Blue Pirates saw defeat against Bishop Guilfoyle, falling 14-3. On April 7, Williamsburg traveled to West Branch and lost 8-2. Runs were scored by Seniors Lambert Palmer and Dylan Hartman. Williamsburg baseball fell to...

 

Daffodils And More

As spring fights to replace winter at this time of year, many outdoor people look for patches of yellow in the gray duff along back roads and waste areas. These patches of yellow are small yellow colt...

 

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