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Public Notices

Council Meeting The Roaring Spring Borough Council Meeting is scheduled to meet on May 11, 2020, at 6:15 p.m. and although the building will be closed to the public, the meeting will be open for the public to attend remotely via teleconference call....

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    May 7, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

Editor’s Note: Thank you to the reader who pointed out an error in the May 7 edition regarding the “up from” numbers in Blair and Bedford counties. We have revised our method of presenting this information to minimize errors. There was an error...

 

The Red Lotus" By Chris Bohjalian

It was ironic that I started this book right before the statewide order that shut down our public library along with so many other local businesses. The irony came from the fact that this thriller is...

 
 By Dave Scott Jr.    Opinion    May 7, 2020

Knowledge is the Foundation

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life,...

 

Letters to the Editor

Are We Trading Freedom for Security? To the Editor: In a republic government, the powers come from the people – directly or indirectly. Putting safety measures in place during a crisis makes sense in the short term, but using said crisis mandates...

 
 Life    May 7, 2020

Bill Would End Deer Hunting

Herald of May 2, 1895 A bill prohibiting the killing of wild deer in the state for a period of five years passed the House in Harrisburg. The bill makes it a misdemeanor to transport, sell or have in possession any deer or deer meat during the...

 
 Life    May 7, 2020

Vaughn is Mother of the Year

Herald of May 7, 1970 All is ready at the Blair County Airport for an air show Sunday that is expected to attract the biggest crowd since the terminal building dedication in 1960. Roaring Spring Borough Council is receiving bids for the paving of...

 
 Life    May 7, 2020

Commencement Week Starts

Herald of May 7, 1920 The borough schools closed on Wednesday and the week was commencement week, starting with the baccalaureate services Sunday evening in the Lutheran church. The service was followed by Class Day exercises Tuesday evening on the...

 
 Life    May 7, 2020

Family Dollar to Open

Herald of May 4, 1995 The 96th Family Dollar store in Pennsylvania and the 2,362nd in the fast-growing North Carolina-based Discount store chain was scheduled to open in Roaring Spring on Wednesday, May 10. Food Lion was scheduled to cut the ribbon...

 
 Life    May 7, 2020

4-H Clubs Helps Meat Supply

Herald of May 10, 1945 The Seventh War Loan drive in Martinsburg will be headed by Mrs. Howard A. Kerr. She and her assistants plan a house-to-house canvas of the community. Every family will be urged to do their very best in aiding the campaign as...

 
 Life    May 7, 2020

Possible Tax Increase

Herald of May 6, 2010 The Williamsburg Community School Board is proposing a 3.25 mill increase on property tax when it gives preliminary approval to a 2010-11 budget next week. The final budget will be voted on in June. The 2010 Leon E. Kensinger...

 

DEATH RECORD

DEATH RECORD BOWERS – Roger S., 96, Roaring Spring BUTLER – Shirley J. (Dodson), 83, Lakemont ENGLAND – Carl R., 80, Fanning Springs, Fla. LEIPERSOCK – Dorothy M., 96, resident at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg, formerly of W...

 

ROGER S. BOWERS

Roger S. Bowers, 96, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona, of natural causes. He was born in Roaring Spring, the son of the...

 

SHIRLEY J. (DODSON) BUTLER

Shirley J. Butler, 83, of Lakemont, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, after a brief illness. She was born on Oct. 3, 1936, in East Freedom, the daughter of the late Orville and Margaret (Ruth) Weyandt. She married Harry C. Butl...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Herald Earns Four Awards for Journalism

The Herald has won four awards in the Pennsylvania NewsMedia's 2020 Keystone Media Awards. More than 2,700 entries were received from 122 news organizations in Pennsylvania. Entries – in 54 regular...

 

CARL R. ENGLAND

Carl R. England, 80, of Fanning Springs, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 30, 2020. He was born in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. K.B. England. He is survived by...

 

DOROTHY M. LEIPERSOCK

Dorothy M. Leipersock, 96, a resident of Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away on Thursday morning, April 30, 2020, at the home. She was born on Dec. 24, 1923, in Ganister, rural Williamsburg, daughter of the late John...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club to 'Light Up the Cove' as a Sign of Strength and Unity

On Friday, May 8, 2020, at 8:20 p.m., residents and businesses in the Morrisons Cove region and surrounding communities are encouraged to show their appreciation for everyone who has been working tirelessly and unselfishly to provide for and support...

 

Curryville Church Plans Drive-Thru Event on National Day of Prayer

Curryville Church will host a drive-thru event on Thursday, May 7, the National Day of Prayer. The event will run from 7 a..m to 8 p.m. When drivers pull into the parking lot, there will be stations that they will pull up to. Each station will be...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    May 7, 2020

Man in Feb. Officer-Involved Shooting Will Stand Trial

An East Freedom man who led police on a high-speed chase in Martinsburg Borough and North Woodbury Township on Feb. 26 and was shot by a police officer will face trial in Blair County Court. During a...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Spring Cove Middle School Again Earns Recognition

For the second consecutive year, Spring Cove Middle School, Roaring Spring, has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing access to learning opportunities for students through PLTW Gateway. Spring Cove...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Pa. Sets Online Vehicle Sale Process, Construction Restart Date, PLCB Curbside Pick Up

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf on April 21 announced three actions including online sales of vehicles, which will be enabled by the signing of SB 841, restart of construction projects statewide starting Friday, May 8, and curbside pickup of wine and spirits at...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    May 7, 2020

Cove's Memorial Park Faces a Challenging Summer

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg will face a challenging summer season in 2020, with many of its annual activities still in doubt due to the coronavirus. Although things are still changing...

 

Tee Time at Iron Masters

Iron Masters Country Club near Roaring Spring joined the many golf courses in Pennsylvania on Friday, May 1, in opening for the 2020 season. Gov. Tom Wolf said he would reopen golf courses, private...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. Hasta 8:30 a.m., miércoles, 6 de mayo...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Martinsburg Man Charged with Endangering Child

David J. Moore, 33, of Martinsburg, is awaiting a preliminary hearing on felony charges of aggravated assault, strangulation and endangering the welfare of a child. At approximately 10:44 p.m., April 3, Martinsburg police were dispatched to...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 7, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

After my son, Bob, tagged his big opening-day 2019 spring gobbler, he wanted to know if I wanted to keep hunting. "Nope," I replied. "With this wind howling, I don't think that we'll hear another...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

'Voices of Blair County' to Assemble at PNG Field

The Altoona Curve, Blair County Chamber of Commerce and Altoona Blair County Development Corp. are teaming up with local elected officials to give Blair County residents the opportunity to tell Pennsylvania’s leaders that the county is ready to...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Golfers Hit the Links in Pennsylvania

Golfers were permitted to hit the links in Pennsylvania on Friday May 1, as Gov. Tom Wolf said he would reopen golf courses, private campgrounds, marinas and guided fishing trips that day. Above...

 

All-Star Football Game Cancelled

The Central Pennsylvania Football Coaches met Wednesday evening, April 15, to discuss several events coming up in the spring. Leading the agenda was the Lezzer Lumber High School All-Star football game. With issues rising about the availability of...

 

Hall of Fame Ceremony Postponed

The Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame committee has decided to postponed its 2020 induction ceremony and move it to the summer 2021. Many of the state and area’s events have been postponed due to the COVID-19, and the 2020 Bedford County Sports...

 

Spring Turkey Season Underway in Pa.

Pennsylvania’s statewide spring turkey season opened Saturday, May 2, and runs through May 30. Only bearded birds may be harvested. Each hunter is provided a spring turkey harvest tag with his or her general license, and each license buyer, prior...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Pa. Gob. Wolf Anuncia La Reapertura De 24 Condados A Partir Del 8 De Mayo

Tratando de equilibrar los beneficios económicos y los riesgos para la salud pública, el gobernador de Pensilvania Tom Wolf anunció el 1 de mayo la reapertura de 24 condados en las regiones noroeste y centro-norte del estado, trasladándolos de...

 
 By Roseann Zimmerman    Life    May 7, 2020

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear April, Thank you for all the lovely gifts you gave to us and forgive us if we grumbled about all your chilly, cloudy days. Even though we don't usually burn wood for warmth in all your days, we...

 
 By Brian Hess    Life    May 7, 2020

Martinsburg Woman Writes Fiction Novel of Political Intrigue

Gloria Blakely of Martinsburg has her first published novel. Blakely's first published fiction, featuring political intrigue, is titled "What Does It Profit?" "At the outset, I envisioned an...

 

Two Local PIAA Officials Call It a Career After 70 Years

Two Martinsburg umpire and basketball officials have decided to hang up their cleats and whistles after several decades on the job. Don McClure (35 years) and Stan Risser (25 years), baseball and...

 
 By DENAE HERSHBERGER    Life    May 7, 2020

Dairy Princess Recipe: Chicken Tetrazzini

Hello, I am Denae Hershberger, and as the Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess, I want to share a delicious dinner option for you. Milk contains nine essential nutrients that assist in keeping the bo...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    May 7, 2020

New Food Pantry Opens at United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring

At the April 21 meeting of the Trinity United Methodist Church Ad Council, members decided to open a food pantry. A Facebook post and word of mouth was all it took to get the ball rolling. By Thursday, April 23, the shelving was up and stocked with...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    May 7, 2020

Roaring Spring Food Pantry Re-opens

The Roaring Spring Food Pantry will re-open on May 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for current clients who were registered before the closing. According to Ron Glunt, food pantry organizer, a few volunteers stepped forward to help during the COVID-19...

 
 Life    May 7, 2020

Dunmore Completes Cross Cultural Experience

James Dunmore of Queen, a student at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., completed a cross cultural experience in Washington Community Scholars' Center during the spring 2020 semester. Twenty students completed cross cultural study in...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    May 7, 2020

David, Amy Snyder 'Historians of the Year'

The Bedford County Historical Society has announced the “Historian of the Year” award for 2019. David and Amy Snyder will be recognized for their renovation of the “Loy Mansion” and research on the history of the village of Loysburg as it...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Williamsburg Man Receives Leadership Award

Mount Aloysius College student John Price will be awarded the 2020 Student Veteran Leadership Award from G.I. Jobs magazine. The award is given to 48 veteran students across the United States who...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Work to Resume on the Route 22 Canoe Creek Improvements Project on May 4

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced April 30 that prime contractor Plum Contracting Inc., of Greensburg, will resume work on the Route 22 Canoe Creek Improvements Project in Frankstown Township, Blair County. Beginning...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    May 7, 2020

Ask the Williamsburgers

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s a wonderful time to celebrate one of the most important women in our lives. I know that Julie and I have been blessed with such an extraordinary mom. This week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What do...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

May the Fourth Be With You

The students at Williamsburg School District got a treat when picking up lunches at the school district on Monday, May 4. Some of the cafeteria staff dressed as characters from Star Wars (May the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 7, 2020

Part of West First Street Property to be Demolished

Trina Illig, Blair County grants coordinator for Community Development, was present at the Williamsburg Borough Council meeting via conference call to give an update on the 424-26 W. First St. property. For the past years, the borough has taken...

 
 Life    May 7, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Some mothers may want flowers, candy, jewelry or some other expensive gift – not my mom. My mom wants a good, home-cooked meal. This year, she asked us to splurge on some delicious filet mignon and scallops. Here are two recipes that will be...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    May 7, 2020

Lines by Lee

I must admit that I do not feel like writing this column today. I really did not feel like writing it yesterday either. However, you obviously feel like reading it; so I will press ahead. Think of...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    May 7, 2020

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Suggested Scriptures: Isaiah 35:1-7 Isaiah 35:8-10 Read these Scriptures over and over from various translations Today, Thursday, May 7, 2020, is scheduled to be the National Day...

 

Church Bell Rings After Three Decades of Silence

Martinsburg area churches were asked to ring their bells Sunday evening at 7 o'clock for three minutes as an act of faith and solidarity against the coronavirus. St. John United Church of Christ on...

 

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