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Public Notices

NOTICE is given that the Council of the Borough of Williamsburg will consider an Ordinance regulating the time in which waste may be placed curbside for collection by a hauler, at its regular meeting to be held in the Municipal Building, 305 E. 2nd... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania – the Center for Organ Recovery & Education...

 

As Pa. Begins its Slow Recovery from COVID-19, Small Businesses Must Be a Top Priority

By State Senators RYAN P. AUMENT, CAMERA BARTOLOTTA, KRISTIN PHILLIPS-HILL AND JUDY WARD As restaurants, bars, gyms, entertainment venues and other small employers look forward to higher capacity limits and fewer restrictions starting April 4, there...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

This has been a difficult year for most of us. Everyone has experienced loss in some form. Some have lost dearly loved family and friends; others have lost time that could have been spent with loved...

 

Statement On President Biden's Infrastructure Plan

On March 31, Chris Gibbs, Ohio farmer and board president of Rural Voices USA, the nationwide network of farmers and rural community leaders, released the following statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. “Rural Americans, and farmers...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I serve on the board of the Martinsburg Community Library. During my service to the library, I have been surprised to learn how many people do not realize that the park and the library are two separate community services. So, I would...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 16, 1896 The Pennsylvania Railroad was expected to turn out locomotive No. 2000 from its Altoona shops in time for the June 11 celebration of Blair County’s 50th anniversary. The county commissioners fixed the county tax millage...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 15, 1971 An unusually dry spring caused a rash of grass and brush fires all over the Cove. Martinsburg and Roaring Spring firemen responded to four calls in one day, spurring a ban of open fires until there was heavy rain. Iva...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 15, 1921 The required number of bonds had been sold to build the light and power line from Raystown through the Cove. Bids were being received until the 20th for about 200 poles, 35 to 40 feet in length, to be delivered along Clover...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 11, 1996 The Spring Cove School Board is expected to approve a four-mill property tax increase when it takes action on the 1996-97 budget later this month. Wendy J. Brown, daughter of Ronald and Vera Brown of East Freedom RD, is...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 18, 1946 Dr. J.W. Hershberger, interviewed on the 25th anniversary of his medical practice in Martinsburg, noted that the greatest change he observed in the community was the spirit of cooperation. The doctor recalled that when he...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 14, 2011 Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative recently honored Alson and Mary Louise Zimmerman of Roaring Spring RR for achieving the highest quality standards throughout the entire cooperative for 2010. Roaring Spring...

 

Those Cows

“If you see your fellow Israelite’s ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner. If they do not live near you or if you do not know who owns it, take it home wi...

 

Thought for the Week

In this series, I have said: “The Passover Lamb was kept and observed for four days, to be sure it was not sick or defective in any way. In some cases the lamb was kept in the house and was...

 

Williamsburg's Penn England Dairy Farm to be Featured on New Video Series

The Williamsburg area’s Penn England dairy farm will be the next farm featured on American Dairy Association North East’s new video series, “This American Dairy Farmer.” The episode is two par...

 
 By KRISTIN BIGELOW    News    April 15, 2021

Dairy Promotion Committee Announces Pageant Date; Seeks New Promoters

The 2021 Blair County Dairy Princess Pageant will be held on Saturday, May15, at the Williamsburg CMA Church. A home-style turkey dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the pageant starting at 7:15 p.m. Ticket reservations can be made by calling...

 

Mock Trial Team Wraps Up Season

Juniata College’s Mock Trial team concluded a successful season recently, establishing its prowess as a nationally ranked competitor. Led by coach Attorney David Andrews, Class of ’74, the...

 

Roaring Spring Woman Earns President's Award

Alyssa Reed, 20, of Roaring Spring, and a sophomore at Juniata College in Huntingdon, has recently been awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service through Mrs. Jackie...

 

Distracted-Driving Citations in Pennsylvania

Overall traffic citations in Pennsylvania decreased by 33 percent in 2020 during the pandemic compared to 2019. Specifically, distracted-driving citations decreased by 47 percent statewide from 2019...

 

Memorial Park's J4 Returns to 'Normal' for 2021

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park has announced a full lineup of events for the popular "J4" holiday in the Cove. "The annual J4 celebration will again have rides, games and concessions," said Chuck...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 15, 2021

Officials: 'There are Interested Parties' in the Spring Mill

The Roaring Spring Borough Council held its regular monthly meeting Monday night at the Friendship Fire Company Hall to ensure enough room for social distancing in anticipation of a larger-than-usual crowd. Council devoted the first hour of its...

 

Job Fair at Memorial Park Planned for Appvion Workers

The closing of the Appvion plant in Roaring Spring eliminated about 300 area jobs. In response, PA CareerLink, along with community partners and select area employers, will host an in-person, socially distanced job fair for those workers on Tuesday,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 15, 2021

Car Striking Pole Causes Power Outage

No long-term power outages were reported after a car hit a utility pole on State Route 164, Cove Mountain Road, just east of the Spring Cove Middle School at around 11 a.m. Monday, April 12. According...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 15, 2021

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Recognizes Organ Donors

According to the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), nearly 110,000 people in the United States are waiting for an organ transplant. Every 10 minutes someone is added to the transplant...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 15, 2021

Hollidaysburg Man Jailed for Stalking, Tracking Former Co-Workers

A Hollidaysburg man was jailed after police said he secretly put tracking devices on the vehicles of two former coworkers and harassed them. According to charges filed by Hollidaysburg Borough police, Donald W. Byers, 46, began stalking the pair...

 

600K Pennsylvania Voters Apply for Mail Ballots

The Pennsylvania Department of State announced April 12 that more than 587,000 voters already have applied for mail-in ballots for the May 18 municipal primary election, and more than 18,000 voters have applied for absentee ballots. “These...

 

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Re-Elects Three Directors

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative members re-elected three incumbent directors to the co-op board during the annual meeting April 9. In a first for the co-op, a drive-through meeting was held at the...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    April 15, 2021

SC Middle School Asks for Creation of Asst. Principal Position

The Monday, April 12, Spring Cove School District Board of Directors Committee of the Whole Meeting was held at the Administration Office Board Room with visitors participating virtually. Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced the COVID-19 case...

 
 By DAVID SANKO    Opinion    April 15, 2021

Say Thanks to Your Township Supervisors

You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring. They’re your township supervisors and staff, and while you may not know them personally, these public servants sh...

 

Members of Local Wrestling Club Win and Place in State Tournament

Members of a local wrestling club performed well, winning and placing at a state-level tournament. Chelsie Hollern, club coordinator, told the Herald that My House Wrestling sponsored a statewide...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Sports    April 15, 2021

All About Blair BassMasters

How did Blair Bassmasters come to be? It started with B.A.S.S. in 1967. Ray Scott launched the concept of competitive bass fishing by forming Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. In 1981-82, six to eight sportsmen got together and decided to start a bass...

 

Cancellations and Rescheduled Games

Editor’s Note: This is not a comprehensive list of recent cancellations and re-scheduled games. These are the notices sent to the Herald by coaches and school districts. CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL The Junior High softball game and Junior High baseball game...

 

Murder

I recently found a pop-up blind on sale for a ridiculously low price. I told my son, Bob, that I thought I'd buy it for spring turkey hunting. "I think I'll set out one or two of Dad's old decoys,...

 

Pennsylvania Game Commission Sets 2021-22 Seasons and Bag Limits

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners at its meeting April 10 approved the 2021-22 hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits, and moved forward with a number of other actions. “Hunters and trappers can start making their plans for the year...

 

Spring High School Sports Roundup

RECENT GAME AND MEET RESULTS Editor’s Note: These results are provided as sent to the Herald by coaches and school districts. This is not a comprehensive report. Results are provided with most recent results first. Central vs Dubois Boys...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

There was no definite change of weather when February handed the reins over to March. She did it all herself before her days were over. With balmy temps, she started to melt away her mounds of snow...

 

Ribbon Cutting for the Space & Time Discovery Trail at Fort Roberdeau

The Blair County Commissioners plan to open the Space & Time Discovery Tail with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Earth Day, April 22, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Mountain Lion Observatory behind Fort Roberdeau. The public is...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    April 15, 2021

Williamsburg's Lower Trail Creamery Plans Summertime Events

A local favorite reopened for the season Saturday, Apr. 3. with a new look. The Lower Trail Creamery has been run for four seasons by Leslie Lower and her husband, Reggie. For the past three years,...

 

Bedford County Selects Eichenlaub as Permanent Prison Warden

The Bedford County Office of the Commissioners announced April 9 that the Bedford County Prison Board voted unanimously to name Joseph H. Eichenlaub, Hollidaysburg, as its permanent warden for the Bedford County Correctional Facility, effective...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 15, 2021

'Rare Bird' Strite Strikes Out on Her Own

For Hayley Strite, growing up and creating art "came hand in hand." Strite, born and raised in Williamsburg, is now using that love of art in her new graphic design business, Rare Bird Designs....

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 15, 2021

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Fire Company Ox Roast The Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Company will be having its annual Spring Ox Roast on Saturday, April 17, beginning at 11 a.m., at the fire station. Ox roast sandwiches will be available along with a soup and bake sale. This is...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 15, 2021

Williamsburg Borough Votes for Trash Placement Schedule

Williamsburg Borough residents will now have a time frame to put out their trash, as approve by the borough council during its April 5 regular meeting. The ordinance states that residents can only put trash out beginning at 11 a.m. the day before...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    April 15, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Is it just me, or my mom Suzanne, who craves BBQ foods when it’s not technically BBQ season yet? Weekly, we have this discussion about how much we enjoy picnic foods and every week, my mom begs to have a cook-out just so I can make my famous pasta...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    April 15, 2021

Lines Being Drawn in Battle over Fair Voting Districts in Pennsylvania

Debbie Trudeau, volunteer for the advocacy group Fair Districts Pennsylvania, says the group's goal is to end gerrymandering. Gerrymandering, is the process of creating voting districts to try to...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    April 15, 2021

Greenfield Township Buys New Police Vehicle; Sets Restrictions

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of a new police vehicle during a special meeting on March 26. A 2021 Ford Explorer AWD Interceptor with police municipal up-fitting was to be purchased from TriStar Motors at a cost...

 

Voters Reminded to Register to Vote by May 3 for Primary Election

With the May 18 municipal primary election fast approaching, Pa. Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminds eligible Pennsylvanians that the deadline to register to vote is May 3. “I encourage all eligible voters to make sure that...

 

Pennsylvania In Mid-Pack in Ranking of States' Tax Burdens

Pennsylvania ranks 23rd in the country when it comes to overall tax burden, according to a new analysis. The Keystone State’s property tax burden ranks 24th, individual income taxes at 19th and total sales and excise tax at 32nd according to person...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 15, 2021

South Woodbury Township Tables Christmas Decoration Project

The April regular meeting of South Woodbury Township was held on April 6 and lasted one and a half hours due to many items on the agenda. The treasurer’s report showed $2,115,387 in total liabilities and equity. Wastewater Treatment Facility total...

 

There Are Low-Maintenance Alternatives to Traditional Grass Lawns

A traditional lawn may not be right for every property nor desired by every homeowner. There is no denying that lawns take time and effort to establish and daily or weekly maintenance to thrive. Homeo...

 
 By DANA HELTZEL    Life    April 15, 2021

Blair County Dairy Princess Offers a Pound Cake Recipe

This delicious and fresh pound cake is a sweet way to brighten up your meals this spring! It's chock-full of dairy products and a tasty way to get your daily three servings of dairy products. Enjoy...

 

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