Articles from the May 11, 2023 edition

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Lois Anne Glass

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lois Anne Glass. Lois passed away April 17, 2023, in Harrisburg, at the age of 89. She was born in Roaring Spring, to Orville and Margaret (Bla...

 

David B. Lehman

David Barley Lehman, 76, of Roaring Spring, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, May 7, 2023, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born Nov. 24, 1946, in Martinsburg, son of the...

 

Donna Dean (Showalter) Fisher

Donna Dean (Showalter) Fisher, 86, of New Enterprise, passed away May 4, 2023, at home. She was born Feb. 10, 1937, in Roaring Spring; daughter of the late Luther and Alvinia (Fuiten) Showalter. On No...

 

Lynda Lee (Sweinhart) Miller

Lynda Lee (Sweinhart) Miller, 47, of New Enterprise, passed away May 4, 2023, at home. She was born Feb. 19, 1976, in Roaring Spring; daughter of Curt Sweinhart and Thelma (Hann) Wilson. She is...

 

Helen E. Long-Frye

Helen E. Long-Frye, 86, a resident of The Village of Morrison Cove, Martinsburg formerly of Blue Knob, passed away Tuesday May 2, 2023, at the home. She was born Oct. 9, 1936, in Millerstown (Martinsb...

 

Patricia J. Horner

Patricia J. Horner, 96, of Roaring Spring, passed away Wednesday morning, May 3, 2023, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. A celebration of Pat’s life is being planned for a later date. Arrangements by John K. Bolger Funeral Home...

 

Seasons Turn

I’m sure most of you can relate to this. I currently have a song stuck in my head. I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out where it came from. It’s possible I heard it while in a store today, and it’s also very possible that there is...

 

Books to Borrow Roaring Spring Public Library Recommends

Released in August 2021, Stronger Than You Know is the second book in the Mackenzies of Ridge Trail by Lori Foster. Set in Colorado, this series centers around a family affected by the evils of Human...

 

Pennsylvania School Bus Association Announces School Bus Driver Recruitment Week

From May 6 to May 13, private contractors throughout Pennsylvania will be hosting school bus driver recruitment events across the Commonwealth. These events are designed to offer employment opportunities across Pennsylvania and educate the public...

 
 By RORY RITRIEVI    Opinion    May 11, 2023

Get to Know Your Community Bank

When Central Pennsylvanians see two of the largest bank failures in American history occurring mere days apart, it’s understandable that they would have questions about their own local banks. The federal government’s decision to back 100% of all...

 

125 Years A go

Herald of May 12, 1898 The Blair county courthouse is now lighted by electricity, the work having been completed last week. Friday night the new light was tested and the building was brilliantly illuminated. While you are in practice at making a...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 18, 1923 Donald Eugene Ruby, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ruby of Curryville, died on Monday morning, May 7, the cause of death being measles. He was aged 8 months and 26 days. Miss Mary Belle Bonebreak became the bride of Mr. E....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 20, 1948 Members of the D. Merl Tipton Post, No. 43, Veterans of Foreign Wars, held ground-breaking ceremonies for its new home in Martinsburg. Post Commander Cecil Wierman turned the first spadeful of sod in the three lots purchased...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 17, 1973 A frost on Tuesday night might have caused damage to the Cove’s fruit crop. A reading of a stop thermometer at Boyd’s orchard in Curryville stood at 27 degrees. It’s still too early to assess any damage to crops. John S....

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 21, 1998 The Spring Cove School District is cutting its administrative staff by not hiring anyone new to replace Central High School Principal David W. Thompson. Thompson resigned to accept a position with Penn State Altoona. Christian...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 16, 2013 The Blair County Airport Authority was considering leasing the restaurant area to the county for the Penn State Extension offices. The county offices were located at the Valley View Home, but the county agreed to sell the home...

 

Random Joy

Psalm 63 Where do you find joy? I remember when my boys were young that as we settled down in the evening, one of them would often seem to exclaim, “This was the best day ever!” I know there were joys they had found in their days that I had...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    May 11, 2023

Thought for the Week

In Israel of old, it was scornful not to have children. If a woman was barren she was looked down upon. Yet, quite a number of the heroes had problems with bearing children. Examples: Abram-Sarai,...

 

Memorial COB Donates to Salvation Army

Memorial Church of the Brethren made a donation to the local Salvation Army in March. The donation was possible because of funds left to the church after a longtime member had passed away. The...

 

Cove Lions Hold Second Vendor Bingo

A unique fundraiser was held on May 7 at the Cove Lions Club building in Loysburg. A couple hundred people attended the club’s 2nd Annual Vendor Bingo. Sarah Frederick coordinated this event....

 

Upper Claar Church Holding Vacation Bible School

Upper Claar Church will hold Vacation Bible School from June 12 through 16, 2023, 7 to 9:05 p.m. Ages 3 to 11th grade are welcome. The theme is “Stompers And Chompers: Building Dino-Sized Faith In God’s Big Plan.” Join an adventure where faith...

 

Public Notices

STORAGE SALE Due to nonpayment of rent: Chris Wyant, 406 Garden St, Altoona; Linda Rinier, 383 Wayne Blvd, Alum Bank; Amanda Ellmann, 703 Mattern Orchard Dr Apt 6, Hollidaysburg; Bonnie Shelow Weight, 306 Freedom St, East Freedom; Michael Hennery,... Full story

 

SCSD Awarded $75K Grant For Dual Credit Course Tuition

Central High School students will have the opportunity during the 2023-24 school year to earn college credits at no cost to the students or their parents/guardians as a result of a $75,000 grant...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    May 11, 2023

Cove Community Theater's 'Robin Hood the Musical' a Hit

Cove Community Theater wowed the audience once again with its version of "Robin Hood the Musical." The diverse cast of children and adults kept the audience in stitches. These actors had a long day on...

 

Fifth Generation, Four Times

Westen Martin Summers is a lucky little guy. He is the fifth generation, four times over....

 

Around Town

ABOVE: Jake Wyant (left) and Bryan Gable replace the soffit and fascia on a home along Main Street in Roaring Spring Monday afternoon. BELOW: Levi Smail, 5, founded a shaded area along N. Mansard...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 11, 2023

Barber Shop Clock Refurbished

Residents of Williamsburg who drive on High Street have fond memories of the small blue building that once housed Charlie Hauser's barber shop. Jim Baney remembers "looking at all the memorabilia and...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 11, 2023

Kindergarten Teachers Talk Fun, Love of Learning

In many times going to school board meetings, I often don't know of the elementary and secondary teachers in the district. I sent out a questionnaire about each grade and the teachers involved,...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 11, 2023

Cove Forge Updates On Treatment Plant

Cove Forge submitted letters about its new treatment plant facility. After review, Jim Young of Stiffler-McGraw offered comments about the proposed treatment plant. Cove Forge is planning to use fill dirt to make the area bigger. The township needs...

 

Williamsburg Students of the Month Announced

March Zachary Kagarise Parents: Justin and Sheena Kagarise School Honors/Accomplishments: NHS, Honor Roll, High Honors, ICC Champs x 2 in basketball, Altoona Mirror Classic, All Stars Team, 3-Point...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 11, 2023

Spring Cove School District Business Manager Details Proposed Budget

Spring Cove School District Business Manager Steven Foor did a formal budget presentation for the 2023-24 school year at the May 8 Board of Directors Committee of the Whole meeting. This final proposed budget will be voted on for adoption next...

 

Sunny Stroll at Spring Dam

Lorenzo and Susan Recchia treated their granddaughter Thea, 2, to a trip to Spring Dam Park in Roaring Spring Monday afternoon. The 70-degree weather was perfect for a walk....

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    May 11, 2023

Last Visit with the Dillings

Take a gander to the left of you, and one to the right, look behind and ahead. If you’re living in Morrisons Cove, chances are pretty good that you’ll find a Dilling. Hey, take a hard look and maybe you’ll find one of your own great, great, gre...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    May 11, 2023

Martinsburg Borough Considers New Street Sweeper Grant

Martinsburg Borough Council’s May meeting featured a discussion on a new street sweeper grant. The street sweeper is from 1991 and was purchased by the borough in 2003. The “vintage” sweeper, as denoted by Council member Durban Metzler, has...

 

Central Volleyball 'Gaining Valuable Experience'

On Thursday, May 4, Central Boys Volleyball celebrated Senior Night. The four seniors are Christian Cherry, Wyatt Holsinger, Ethan Noel and Landon Snider. The team hosted Dubois and lost by a score...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 11, 2023

Dragon Softball Falls to Bald Eagle Area

In a three-game week, the Lady Dragon Softball team found crushing victories in their first two matchups against the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders and the Johnstown Lady Trojans with 15-0 victories over both, including a Senior Night victory over...

 

Hollidaysburg Man's Career With The Curve is a 'Home Run'

When "play ball" was yelled for the first-time this season at People's Natural Gas Field, Tom Crownover began his 15th season working for the Altoona Curve. Crownover is passionate about his career...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 11, 2023

Morel Season Nearing End

“How many mushrooms have you found, Rich?” a friend recently asked. “The usual – nearly none.” I went on to tell him I don’t have enough time to hunt mushrooms – correctly named morels – during the spring. Between fly-fishing for trou...

 

Central Volleyball Player Signs Intent

Central's Christian Cherry signs his letter of intent to play volleyball at Penn State Altoona on Thursday with his mother Apryl and his high school coach Ken Streilein....

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    May 11, 2023

Martinsburg Community Library Continues to Stand Tall After 75 Years; Patrons Join Celebrations

A beloved Martinsburg establishment celebrated a milestone by showing its appreciation to the community that has kept it in business for decades. For its 75th anniversary, the Martinsburg Community...

 

Correction

The Morrisons Cove Herald printed the incorrect name for Williamsburg School District candidate Austin McMonagle. We at the Herald want to get it right, so we publish clarifications and corrections as needed. If you spot an error in the Herald’s...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 11, 2023

Friendship Fire Officials Say Millage Increase Vital For RS Fire Protection

Since 1894, the Friendship Volunteer Fire Company has been serving Roaring Spring, but company officials say that service could come to an end unless it receives public funding beyond donations and fundraiser support. Citing the rapidly rising costs...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 11, 2023

C-K Athletic Project Taking Shape

As construction on the Clayburg-Kimmel Athletic Project continues, the district has set up a way for residents to keep up with its progress without traveling to the site. With two cameras overlooking...

 

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