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Donald W. Pepple

Donald W. Pepple, 88, of Hollidaysburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away May 3, 2022, at Altoona Hospital. He had been a resident at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home since July 2021. He was born June...

 

Cheryl (Hall) Scull

Cheryl Scull, 75, of Newport News, Virginia, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022, at home after a brief illness. She was born in Roaring Spring Aug. 28, 1946, to the late Clova and Elmer Hall. She is survived by her husband,...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    May 12, 2022

Blair Co. Antique Auto Club to Have Car Show During MVFD Ox Roast

Members of the Blair County Antique Auto Club attended Martinsburg Borough Council’s monthly meeting to propose the idea of having a car show at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. They suggested the show coincide with Martinsburg Volunteer Fire...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 12, 2022

Southern Cove Power Reunion Plans Tractor Ride

The Southern Cove Power Reunion held its May meeting on Thursday, May 5. Previous minutes were approved and read by Secretary Melanie Clapper. The treasurer report was given by Treasurer Amy Mellott and approved. Plow Days and the first tractor pull...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 12, 2022

South Woodbury Twp. Approves Community Yard Sale Days

South Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors met on Monday, May 3, at 9 a.m. in the Township building. All supervisors were present. Monthly bills and the treasurer’s report were reviewed and approved. The roadmaster reported tree trimming and...

 

Herald Travels to Germany with Columnist

Herald columnist Joseph Walk and his wife Nancy are shown in front of the Altes Rathaus (old town hall) in Bonn, Germany. They recently traveled to the famous hometown of Beethoven and brought the...

 

Vote for Kimberly Capenos

To the Editor: Over the past few weeks there has been this candidate and that candidate who has either been featured in a local paper or has had letters to the editor written about them. One candidate stands out to me as being ignored and not...

 

The Seed Library At Roaring Spring Community Library

A seed library is a place where community members can get seeds for free. The Seed Library at Roaring Spring Community Library through the generosity of donations from many seed companies provides access to seeds, knowledge, and learning...

 

The Primary Election is on Tuesday, May 17

May 17, 2022 is the Primary Election. Polls are open on election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The last day to register to vote was May 2, 2022. The last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot was May 10, 2022. Primary elections Primary elections...

 

New PA Humanities Creative Media Contest Awards Young People With 'Hamilton' On Broadway Tickets

The organization PA Humanities has announced its “If You Were In The Room,” a new virtual initiative encouraging Pennsylvania’s youth to re-imagine the United States Constitution if they were there at the time it was written. Open to ages...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 13, 1897 Rev. W. W. Dunmire of Altoona, “the speaking and singing patriot”, was scheduled to lecture at the Zion church in Martinsburg. The subject of the lecture was “Beware of Foreign Influence”. Rev. Dunmire was known for...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 18, 1972 William V. Shriver, 31, was killed in a construction accident at the site of the new Martinsburg Fire Hall. Shriver, who worked for New Enterprise Stone and Lime, trucked a 14-ton beam to the location and was watching as it...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 19, 1922 A group of citizens were starting a community band in Martinsburg. A fund was being established to raise money to hire a teacher for the band. Elmer Oakes and Irvin Closson of Piney Creek left on their bicycles for the state...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 15, 1997 Guyer’s AG Store in Woodbury was set to close on May 31 after 53 years in business. The store owners, Wayne and Lyn Guyer, were the third generation to operate the store. Mr. Guyer explained that the wholesale grocery...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 15, 1947 Snow, ice and below freezing temperatures were to blame for what was being called “a total loss” by some fruit growers in the Cove. The large peach orchard at Ore Hill owned by Charles Packard was reported to be totally...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 17, 2012 Robert Vadella of State College was chosen as the new superintendent for the Spring Cove School District. Vadella was one of six applicants who interviewed with the board. Students at the Williamsburg Elementary School raised...

 
 By Linda Weko    Faith    May 12, 2022

Messy Times/Times of Grace

Why is life so hard at times? Is there anything for us to learn when turmoil is all around us? It is heart breaking for me when people tell me bad test results they receive from their doctor or when...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    May 12, 2022

Ladies Encounter Brings More Than 300 Women to Convention Center

Joyce Bassler, chair for the Ladies Encounter, and her executive committee, comprised of Sharon Herr, Patricia David, Doris Miller, Karen Weaver and Linda Furry, did an outstanding job on the program...

 
 By Paster Earl Herr    Faith    May 12, 2022

The Time of the Judges

The Old Testament is about twice as large as the New. Yet, churches spend much more time in the study of the New. I am not negative about this necessarily but am concerned we begin to think the Old...

 

A Herald for Mom

Herald subscribers Chris and Dona Baughman took their Mother’s Day edition of the Herald on their trip to Topsail Island, N.C. This photo was taken on Mother’s Day....

 

Public Notices

NOISE ORDINANCE NOTICE NOTICE is given that the Council of the Borough of Williamsburg will consider an Ordinance regulating noise within the Borough at its regular meeting to be held in the Municipal Building, 305 E. 2nd Street, Williamsburg,...

 

Genealogical Society to Hold Meeting

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road. Jared Frederick, a current instructor of history at Altoona’s Penn State Campus, will present on...

 

NBC Middle School April Students of the Month

Here are the April Students of the Month for NBC Middle School: Grade 8 – Alayna Dick, daughter of Amber Leach and Nicholas Dick; Connor Donaldson, son of David and Tisha Donaldson. Grade 7 ...

 

Painted Butterfly

Sara Walker, 5, is all smiles while Sarah Snyder paints a blue butterfly on her cheek during Foot of Ten Independent Bible Church's 70th anniversary celebration. The Duncansville church hosted a...

 

Great Ways to Enjoy a Day On a Boat

Few things can be as enjoyable on a warm day as spending some time on a boat. For many people, the sound of the water lapping beneath a boat and the feeling of a warm summer breeze blowing through...

 

Easy Ways to Improve Comfort When Dining Outdoors

Warm weather entices people to enjoy long hours outside basking in the sun or relaxing on balmy evenings. Many of the activities people once reserved for indoors when temperatures were chilly, including dining, are moved outside as the weather...

 

What a Great Idea! Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor movie nights can be a great way to spend warm evenings with friends and loved ones. The guest list is only limited by the seating you have, and even then, movie watchers easily can sit on...

 

Kid-Friendly Weekend Getaways Outdoors

Weekend getaways in the great outdoors can be a great way for families to break from the norm and spend some quality time together while getting some fresh air. Such trips are popular, as the U.S. Travel Association notes that nearly three out of fou...

 

Staying Home? Here Are Kid-Friendly 'Staycation' Ideas

Adults may see “staycations” as great opportunities to catch up on summer reading and finish projects around the house. Children, however, may not always approach time off at home with that same enthusiasm. Parents confronted with the challenge...

 

Have Kids, Will Travel: Master Vacationing with Them

Prior to having children, few adults would bat an eye at spontaneous weekend excursions or discounted red-eye travel deals that required little more than a hastily packed carry-on bag and passport in...

 

Fun Ways to Keep Kids Occupied Over Summer Break

Kids look forward to summer vacation every year. The last day of school gives way to less structured days when kids can spend more time outdoors and less time cracking the books. Summer vacation can...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Spring Extravaganza The Williamsburg Community Farm Show’s Spring Extravaganza will take place this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along with a cruise-in for the Blair County Auto Club. The extravaganza was originally scheduled for last Saturday,...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 12, 2022

Authority Working on CMA Waterline

The Williamsburg Christian Missionary Alliance Church has been meeting with the Williamsburg Municipal Authority for the last several months on a potential water project for the church. During last week’s meeting on May 3, “one last effort...

 

The History of Father's Day

Each year, the third Sunday in June is a time to thank fathers and other men who have stepped into the role of father. Father’s Day didn’t become a nationally recognized holiday in the United States until 1972, when President Richard Nixon...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Last week, we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers don’t get celebrated enough or thanked enough. A lot of teachers can really influence a young person’s life and leave a lasting imprint on whom a student become sas a person. This...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 12, 2022

Country Cookin' in the Cove

"There's nothing like Mom's cooking." This quote has often been spoken, but two Clappertown sisters, are really hoping to change that quote to, "There's nothing like Sisters' Country Cooking." The...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 12, 2022

Woodbury Twp. to Pave Royer Road, Part of Lower Clover Creek Road

Paving bids were opened during last Thursday evening’s Woodbury Township meeting on May 5. The paving bids were for the project that involves paving Royer Road and part of Lower Clover Creek Road. Two bids were received – one from Grannas Bros.,...

 

Turn Your Yard Into a Vacation-Worthy Oasis

Warm weather means more time to relax outdoors. For those homeowners lucky enough to have entertaining spaces outside, spring and summer provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy fresh air under the sun or stars. Over the last few years, families...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    May 12, 2022

One More Time for Musselman's Grove

It had been a while since Sandy Davis thought about her days scampering around Musselman's Grove in Klahr, but mention of the place brought a laugh from this Martinsburg-area woman and a flood of...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 12, 2022

Woodbury Borough Announces Yard Sale Days

Woodbury Borough Council met on May 2 at the Community Center. All council members were present. Community Yard Sale Days will be June 3 and 4. Residents are reminded to have their yards and homes “esthetically ready” so yard sellers will have a...

 

Duplicate Ballots Mailed Out in Bedford

On May 4, the Bedford County Elections Office was made aware that duplicate ballots were mailed in error to approximately 60 registered voters who had applied for a mail-in or absentee ballot. This was verified through communication with the...

 

Wild Turkey Concerns

Sportsmen know that Pennsylvania's flock of wild turkeys has been declining steadily for quite a few years now. Following the advice of its wild turkey biologist, Mary Jo Casalena, the Pennsylvania...

 
 By MATTHEW HALL    Sports    May 12, 2022

NBC Baseball Drops Games To Tussey and Everett

The Northern Bedford Panthers went 0-2 this week, dropping games to both Tussey and Everett. They are now 5-8 on the season, going 2-8 over their last ten games. To begin, the team lost a game to Tussey at home on Tuesday. It was a tied game at two...

 

Team Refreshes Acorn Cove

They're a class act on the field, in the classroom and in our community. Morrisons Cove Memorial Park offered a big "thank you" to the Central High School Scarlet Dragons Baseball Team and coaches...

 

Time-out for a Talk

Northern Bedford's Emily Green (left), Lydia Ritchey (middle) and catcher Deerin Davis talk during a time out during play against Claysburg Monday at Northern Bedford High School....

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    Sports    May 12, 2022

Central's Parker Gregg Receives Scholarship for College

After an amazing 2021 season, Central High School student Parker Gregg earned an all-state selection in football. He is the first player in PIAA history to gain 1,000 rushing and receiving yards. He...

 

Taking It in Stride

Williamsburg's Jeremiah Ross (12) runs in a pack in the 3200-meter race Monday during the ICC League Championship Monday at Northern Bedford High School....

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 12, 2022

Dragon Baseball Wins Four

The Central Dragon Baseball team faced the Bishop Carroll Huskies and the Penn Cambria Panthers, defeating them both 15-0 and 14-4 respectively, while also facing a double-header against the Bedford Bisons, winning the first game 10-0 and the second...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 12, 2022

Dragon Volleyball Takes Two

The Central volleyball team faced and defeated both the Dubois Beavers and the West Shamokin Wolves this past week. Against the Beavers, the Dragons won the match in just three sets, winning 25-10, 25-17, and 25-13. Eli Lingenfelter and Cayden...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 12, 2022

Lady Dragon Softball Notches Two Wins

The Lady Dragon softball team defeated the Bishop Carroll Lady Huskies 14-3, and the Bedford Lady Bisons 18-1. Against the Lady Huskies, the Lady Dragons started the game by bringing in two runs in the first inning, followed by another run in both...

 

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