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James W. Brower

James W. Brower, 68, of Martinsburg, passed away May 21, 2021, at Homewood in Martinsburg. He was born on September 20, 1952, in Altoona; son of the late Leonard Charles and Dorothy Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Brower. Surviving is his wife, Sharon;...

 

Roger Wayne Furry

Roger Wayne Furry, 63, of rural Roaring Spring, passed away, Friday evening, May 21, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. He was born April 26, 1958, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Robert O. and M. Lucille...

 

Leona C. "Moan" Ott

Leona C. "Moan" Ott, 86, of Duncansville R.D., passed away Monday, May 24, 2021, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born Sept. 20, 1934, in Donnertown, daughter of the late James Matthew and...

 

Marjorie Louise (Weitzel) Musselman Tipton

Marjorie Louise (Weitzel) Musselman Tipton, 71, of Claysburg, went peacefully into heaven May 23, 2021, after a lengthy illness surrounded by her loved ones. She was born July 25, 1949, in Roaring...

 

Gordon L. Smith

Gordon L. Smith. 75, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021, at home. He was born May 9, 1946, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Melvin L. and Beatrice M. (Cartwright) Smith. He is survived by a brother, Michael H. Smith and wife Karen of...

 

Kathryn Ruth Wheeland

Kathryn Ruth Wheeland, 79, of East Freedom, passed away Thursday morning, May 20, 2021, at home. She was born Dec. 18, 1941, in McKee the daughter of the late Boyd and Linnie Caldwell. She married...

 

Lois M. Boor

Lois M. Boor, 95, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Bakers Summit, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021, at the home. She was born Feb. 27, 1926, in Pittsburgh the daughter of the...

 

Edna M. Zorovich-Hall

Edna Miriam Zorovich-Hall, 78, of Roaring Spring formerly of New York, NY, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2021, at her home. She was born September 20, 1942, in Manhattan, NY, daughter of the late Frank Sr. and Helen (Wrightt)...

 

Nancy J. Glunt

Nancy J. Glunt, 74, of East Freedom, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, May 23, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 21, 1946, in East Freedom the daughter of the late Calvin Flaugh, Sr. and Pearl (Corle) Flaugh. She...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: What a welcome sight to see beautiful flowers in the planters at the Square, and new this year are petunias at the corner of Allegheny and Walnut streets on land donated to the Borough by Gene Henry. Benches will be added in a few...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to express my gratitude for the opportunity to be a candidate for School Director for the Northern Bedford County School District. I chose to pursue a campaign for Northern Bedford County School Director for two main reaso...

 
 By JIM FINLEY    Opinion    May 27, 2021

Discover Your Woodland Path

You may have heard or read that walking was the preferred exercise during the pandemic. Folks put on their walking shoes and took to the streets, parks, and trails for diverse reasons – fresh air, social distancing, scenery changes, and, of...

 

A Summer of Fun At the Roaring Spring Community Library

This summer, the Roaring Spring Community Library is delighted to offer a wide variety of fun summer programs and activities to the youth in the community. Thanks to the generosity of the Roaring Spring Borough, Operation Our Town, Friendship Firehal...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 28, 1896 John Martin of Sterling, Ill. died at the age of 82. He was the fifth child in a family of 14 children of David and Katherine (Long) Martin, who settled in the wilderness of Morrisons Cove soon after their marriage. The...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 27, 1971 The Williamsburg Community School Board adopted its 1971-72 budget which called for a three-mill tax increase. The Martinsburg Booster Association formed a non-profit housing corporation for the purpose of seeking a site to...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 27, 1921 Joseph W. Boor passed his 90th birthday with friends and family at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Hershberger. His motto for longevity was “early to bed,” retiring at 7.p.m. and rising at the same hour in the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 23, 1996 The Martinsburg Municipal Authority voted last week to proceed with a project to bring a fourth well on line. Phase 1 of a project to develop Wineland Well No. 3 was completed recently. Lawrence J. Lennon, authority engineer,...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 28, 1946 The Hon. William S. Livengood, secretary of Internal Affairs, was set as the guest speaker for the commencement exercises May 29 at Martinsburg High School. Rev. Charles E. Held, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Woodbury,...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 26, 2011 The Martinsburg Municipal Authority has settled a dispute with a well-drilling company. The terms of the agreement state that Moody and Associates of Meadville will be paid a total of $497,000 for all the company’s work in...

 

Worth

Hello. If you read my last article you may be wondering things like “Why on earth did she submit the Declaration of Independence? That was quite boring. Has she gone off the deep end? What does that...

 

Former Hollidaysburg Pastor Commits to Cross-Country Mission Trip

By JILL BRUBAKER REIGH Hollidaysburg Correspondent Who commits to riding a bicycle 3,000 miles across country in 30 days to raise $100,000? Chuck Monts, former pastor in Hollidaysburg, has done it...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 27, 2021

Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries Celebrates Commitment to Families and Children

The Bair Foundation of Blair County, located at 615 Howard Ave. in Altoona, held a celebration at Valley View Park on May 4. The Bair Foundation, founded in 1967, has said its mission is to “build...

 

Public Notices

SPRING COVE SCHOOL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Proposed General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 is available for inspection on the District’s website at www.springcovesd.org/Business/ If an individual is unable...

 

Snack Outlet Sells Local, Pa.-Made Snacks

Davison Snacks Outlet, located at 141 Innovation Dr., Suite 11100 in Duncansville has officially opened for business. Ritchey's Dairy products will be offered at the outlet, along with other local...

 

Departamento de la Salud: Se han dado más que 10.2 millones de vacunas hasta ahora

El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania confirmó que, hasta las 12:00 a.m., 24 de mayo, había 693 adicionales casos positivos de COVID-19 en el estado, además de 856 casos nuevos que se reportaron el domingo, 23 de mayo. El total entre los dos...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 27, 2021

WHS Students Honored at NHS Ceremony

Thirty-one students were honored on Wednesday, May 19, at the annual Williamsburg High School National Honor Society, in the gymnasium. At the first ceremony since COVID-19, Superintendent Lisa...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 27, 2021

Catharine Township Discusses Sewer Issues, Road Weight Limits

During the May 20 Catharine Township meeting, Auditor Daryl Cole told supervisors that funding may be available for sewer projects. For the 3M Report, Keller Engineers gave a quote of $8,000. According to the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 27, 2021

Budget for 2021-22 School Year Approved

During the May 11 school board meeting, the Williamsburg Community School Board approved the proposed final budget for the school year, reflecting no millage increase. The estimated total revenues are $8,506,441 and estimated total expenditures are...

 

Memorial Day Travelers will Pay Highest Gas Prices since 2014

Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are two cents higher this week at $3.178 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.178. Average price during the week of May 17,...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Sometimes at the end of a day when I want to pen in the lines of my diary, I'm not sure what we did. My mental search for the high points among the daily routine chores performed by us two humans for...

 

Pa. Dept. of Health: Over 10.2 Million Vaccinations to Date

The Herald’s Weekly Virus Report Reported on 5/25/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 3,219 - 138 - 288.2 Blair: 10,486 - 335 - 275.0 Cambria: 10,245 - 430 - 330.3 Centre: 15,291 - 222(n/c) - 136.7 Clearfield: 6,229 - 146 - 184.2 Fulton: 749 -...

 

On the Job and Up the Ladder

Gary Eckenroad, of Eckenroad Contracting, works in the rain Monday afternoon on a job he is doing for a customer on Walnut Street in Martinsburg....

 

Blair Co. DUI Task Force Out This Week

The D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting one or more events this week. Sobriety checkpoints are well lit and manned by uniformed officers. Roving patrols utilize uniformed officers in marked police vehicles. Motorists are reminded to always be alert...

 

Cove's High Schools To Recognize More Than 300 Graduates

Central to Honor 118 Grads The Central High School graduation ceremony will be on June 3 at 7 p.m. If there is inclement weather, it will be held June 4. Graduation will be located at the Roaring...

 

District VI Baseball Tournament Continues

In the first round of the District VI Baseball tournament, Central beat Bellwood Antis 15-0 in 4 innings. Central was set to play Forest Hills at Central on Wednesday, May 26 at 4 p.m. Weather may have affected this schedule. The winner of this game...

 

Panthers Win Three Titles At District 5 Meet

Northern Bedford’s Track team claimed three championships at last Wednesday’s PIAA District 5 Championship Meet. Ian Zimmerman, adding to his already lengthy resume in the sport, claimed the 1,600 meter run title and anchored the winning 4 x 800...

 

Central Grad Is Award-Winning Captain of St. Vincent College Football Team

Cam Norris, a graduate from Central High School, was a team captain on the 2020-2021 St. Vincent College football team. Cam Norris was recently named Team Defensive MVP for the 2020-2021 St. Vincent...

 

CWD Webinar Presented

On May 18, 2021, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) presented a webinar concerning Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The Zoom presentation was moderated by Matt Ross of the National Deer...

 

Alert – Do Not Disturb Young Wildlife

Whether in their backyards or high on a mountain, it’s almost certain Pennsylvanians will encounter young wildlife this time of year. While some young animals might appear to be abandoned, usually they are not. It’s likely their mothers are...

 

Right Down the Middle

Katie Ross, 10, of Williamsburg, delivers a pitch for Williamsburg Smalltown Welding in girls softball on Saturday, May 22....

 

Work Search Requirements In Pa. Will Restart Week of July 11

On May 24, Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced that work search requirements for individuals receiving unemployment benefits will restart the week of July 11, with individuals to begin certifying on July...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    May 27, 2021

Williamsburg Teen Uses Welding Passion to Create Flowers

Elijah Shultz has figured out how to continue a family trade through another generation in a unique way. Shultz, 15, of Williamsburg has used his passion for welding to make metal roses that he now...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    Life    May 27, 2021

Pa. Roundhouse Rally to Start May 27, Run Through September

Summer in Blair County can only mean one thing for motorcycle enthusiasts. It is time for the Pennsylvania Roundhouse Rally to be held at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson in Duncansville. The event started...

 
 By ALLAN J. BASSLER    News    May 27, 2021

Nason Foundation Has Distributed $304,000 in Grants Since 2015

The Nason Foundation has distributed $304,000 in grants since Duke LifePoint purchased the hospital in 2015, according to the foundation. The Nason Foundation held a celebration and reception on May 19 in Weaver Hall at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park....

 

'No Strings Attached-GOD' Launches Shoe Drive Fundraiser in the Cove

No Strings Attached-GOD (no-strings-attached-god.org) is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser from May 1 to June 30 to raise funds for people experiencing homelessness and families in need. No Strings Attached-GOD will earn funds based on the total...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 27, 2021

Area Man Charged in Extended Burglary Spree

An area man with no fixed address is behind bars after an investigation by North Woodbury Township police linked him to a series of burglaries throughout the Cove in late 2020. David A. Snyder, 31,...

 

Claysburg American Legion to Honor, Salute Veterans on Memorial Day

The Claysburg American Legion will conduct memorial services at the seven cemeteries on Sunday, May 30, 2021. This will be the organization’s 87th Annual Memorial Day Program. Services will be held at the following cemeteries: • Sproul at 1:15...

 

Claysburg Library Offers New Programs

With the lifting of capacity restrictions due to COVID, the Claysburg Area Public Library will begin holding in-house programs. The first program will be a craft class on June 7 at 6 p.m. Participants will be decorating flower pots. Interested...

 
 By ALLAN J. BASSLER    News    May 27, 2021

Nason Foundation Describes Its Efforts To Help Community

April Harmon's family has a playground in memory of her daughter and Jen McCoy has a career in health care thanks to the Nason Foundation. The stories told by Harmon and McCoy were the centerpiece of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 27, 2021

Cove and County Voters Choose the Familiar in 2021 Primary

Blair County voters had only one contested county race to decide, and overwhelmingly gave the nod to Republican Robin Patton over primary opponent Bill Straesser in the race for Prothonotary. Unofficial tallies show Patton receiving 9,373 votes to...

 

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