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Public Notices

Public Notice The Borough of Roaring Spring shall adopt the following Ordinance, at the Regular meeting to be held on June 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building 616 Spang Street, Roaring Spring, PA. Lisa A. Peel Borough Manager ORDINANCE...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

Martinsburg Man Jailed for Fleeing from Police

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer A Martinsburg man is behind bars after fleeing an attempted traffic stop by Altoona police on May 21. According to the criminal complaint, an Altoona police officer was...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The Armed Forces Day Committee wishes to thank all who helped to make the May 18 event a great success. We appreciate the efforts of all who volunteered, made donations of time, food and money and those who attended the event. These...

 

Nevins, SC Board Reach Agreement Prior to Public Hearing

An agreement reached by the Spring Cove School Board and Central boys’ varsity basketball and assistant baseball coach Reggie Nevins on May 21 forced the cancellation of a public hearing that was scheduled for May 22. Nevins told the Herald that...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 24, 1894 A copy of the Herald for this week was unavailable. The following news items were gathered from issues of the previous weeks. The work on the Bedford-Blair County railroad, which ran from Cessna to Brooks Mills, was rapidly...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

Vandals Cause Damage to Spring Cove School Grounds

The Spring Cove School District police are asking for the public's help to identify the person or persons responsible for causing damage to the grounds at the elementary and middle schools in Roaring...

 

Northern Bedford Set to Recognize 57 Graduates Tonight

Commencement exercises for the Northern Bedford County High School are scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Thursday, May 30. Brian Sell, 1996 NBC alumnus, will address the Class of 2019. Fifty-seven seniors a...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 30, 1919 Wednesday of last week was the 99th birthday anniversary of Elizabeth Camerer, the grand old lady residing on the borough limits northeast of town. Annually and appropriately her friends gather at her home to spend this...

 

C-K to Honor 80 Graduates June 3

Eighty seniors are candidates to receive their diplomas during Claysburg-Kimmel High School's 98th commencement exercise, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the high school auditorium....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 1, 1944 Another freak storm passed over a small section of Morrisons Cove Saturday afternoon and was featured by a tremendous down pour of rain, with thunder, lightning and hail. At times it would practically stop, then suddenly begin...

 

Spring Cove to Graduate June 6

Central High School’s graduation ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. If there is a concern regarding the weather, the commencement will be moved to the high school auditorium in Martinsburg....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 28, 1969 The conductor cables being stretched along the power line right-of-way through Morrisons Cove will transmit electrical power from a new mine-mouth generating station near Johnstown to the Atlantic seaboard. The high voltage...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 30, 2019

Thirty-Four To Receive Williamsburg Diplomas

The Williamsburg Community School District is set to present 34 graduating seniors their diplomas during festivities beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the high school gym. Baccalaureate...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 26, 1994 The Martinsburg Municipal Authority learned last week that it may soon lose the emergency use of the reservoir. The authority no longer uses the reservoir as a water supply for the borough, but has retained the use of it for...

 

Honoring D Day, 75 Years Later (1)

The 75th anniversary of D-Day is an appropriate time for us to recall the sacrifices made by those serving and who had served in our armed forces. To mark this occasion, the Ernie Pyle World War II...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 28, 2009 The proposed skate-board/BMX park at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park is dead. According to the president of the Skateboarders and Bikers of the Cove organization, there is not enough interest in continuing to raise funds for the...

 

Honoring D Day, 75 Years Later (2)

Published online only. The 75th anniversary of D-Day is an appropriate time for us to recall the sacrifices made by those serving and who had served in our armed forces. To mark this occasion, the Ern...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

The best-selling "Owl Diaries Series" is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line. A chapter book is typically a work of fiction, of moderate length divided into chapters. These books are...

 

E. RODNEY BURKET

E. Rodney Burket, 85, of Martinsburg, passed away on Sunday afternoon, May 26, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Friends will be received from 4 until the 5 p.m. funeral on Friday,...

 

BETTY IRENE 'GRAM' IMLER

Betty Irene “Gram” Imler, 83, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, May 22, 2019, at UMPC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. At Gram’s request there will be no viewing or funeral service. However, family and friends were invited to visit with her family...

 

JOHN HORACE SMITH

John Horace Smith, beloved son, husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019. John was born on Jan. 22, 1940, and was proud to be a dairy farmer. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a fireman from 1959 until 1964. John was...

 

PAULINE E. 'DOT' SMITH

Pauline E. "Dot" Smith, 89, of Donnertown, died on Monday morning, May 27, 2019, at home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 30, at the Todd T. Thompson Fun...

 

RALPH E. SPECK and DORIS M. SPECK

Ralph E. Speck of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on Feb. 21, 2006 at the age of 76. Ralph was born in Saxton on Sept. 14, 1929, the son of the late Charles and Hazel (McClain) Speck. Doris M. (Gates) Speck of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on Aug. 26,...

 

CHARLES E. 'GENE' WORLEY

Charles E. “Gene” Worley, 60, of Martinsburg, died on Monday morning, May 27, 2019, at home, following an extended illness. Friends will be received from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral on Saturday, June 1, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home...

 

H-burg Man Receives IUP Criminology Scholarship

Zackary Weaver, a criminology and criminal justice major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is the 2019 recipient of the Michael P. Stewart III Memorial Scholarship. Weaver, son of Earl and Teri...

 

Trotter Inducted Into the Honor Soc. of Phi Kapp Phi

Lennae Trotter of Martinsburg was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Trotter was initiated at Frostburg State University. Trotter is among...

 

Penn Highlands Names Students on Dean's List

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has announced that the following area students have made the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Claysburg – Kayla Breanne Fluke Duncansville – Lily Evelyn Bradford, Aaron Logan Cook, Karissa...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

Absentee Ballots Give Erb Victory in Blair Co. Race

Last Tuesday's primary election produced a "too close to call" race for the second slot on November's Republican ticket in the race for Blair County Commissioner. With just three votes separating...

 

'Friends' Plan Aug. Book Sale

The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library met on May 14 at the library. In June, the book club will discuss “In The Bleak Midwinter,” by Julia-Spencer Fleming. The Friends will sponsor a book sale for the library on Aug. 8-10. Residents...

 

NBC's Ian Zimmerman Earns Fourth-Place Finish in 1600

Northern Bedford High School's Ian Zimmerman placed fourth in the PIAA State Class AA 1600 meter run to highlight local performances at the State Championships held in Shippensburg last weekend. The...

 

Lady Bulldogs to Square Off Against Glendale for D-6 Title

The Claysburg-Kimmel softball team is back in the District 6 Class 1A title game. C-K, the third seed and 18-4 on the season, will battle top-seeded Glendale (20-3) at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, May 30, at Saint Francis University, Loretto. Today...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 30, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

One cloudy May afternoon 30 years ago, I had arrived home early from work and had zoomed out to the creek, hoping for a "Sulphur Day." A Sulphur Day is one when yellow-colored mayflies hatch during...

 

College Signings

Three Central High School seniors recently signed letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in the fall. Signing were (from left): Zach Parks, Thad Albright and Logan Marko....

 

BG Snaps Bulldogs' 8-Game Winning Streak

The 2019 baseball campaign at Claysburg-Kimmel High School came to a close on May 20. Battling No. 3 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in a District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal game, the sixth-seeded Bulldogs managed just one hit during their 2-0 setback. The...

 

NB Baseball's Season Over

The Northern Bedford High School baseball team suffered a 4-1 loss to Rockwood in a first-round District 5 Class 1A playoff game. Rockwood led 4-0 before NB’s Luke Wiedemann belted a home run in the top of the seventh inning, one of the team’s...

 

Ice Cream Train Pulls Into Station

The first two dispatches of the Everett Railroad "Ice Cream Special" pulled in to the historic Roaring Spring train station during the weekend of May 18 and 19. There are 10 scheduled trains...

 

NB Softball Falls at Township

Northern Bedford’s softball season was halted in a District 5 Class 2A semifinal game on May 23. The Lady Panthers were held to one hit during their 14-1, five-inning loss at Conemaugh Township. Sarah Bowser had NBC’s lone hit. Conemaugh...

 

Spring Cove Youth Baseball

The Major League standings as of May 19 are: W L Cure FA 7 1 True Value 4 3 Ritchey’s Dairy 3 2 Cove Lumber 1 3 Home Care 0 6 Scores: Ritchey’s Dairy 18, Curve FA 11 True Value 12, Home Care 10 Cure FA 3, Home Care 1 Cure FA 12, True Value 5...

 

Hail Storm

Shane Ritchey of Martinsburg photographed these hail stones that fell in the area during Tuesday night's storm. The storm dumped 1.59 inches of rain on the area, according to accuweather.com. Trees...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 30, 2019

Seventh-Graders Learn About Agriculture Professions

Seventh graders from Blair County schools visited the Kulp Farm in Martinsburg on May 7 and 8 to learn first-hand about careers in an agriculture-related field. The planning for this activity began...

 
 By Crystal Heuston    News    May 30, 2019

Memorial Day Participants

Pack 57 and Troop 57 participated in the Roaring Spring Memorial Day Parade and placed flags at the Greenlawn Cemetery ceremony....

 

North Woodbury Hears Status Of Curryville Water Authority

The May meeting of the North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors was held at the township building on May 1. Mike Ritchey from the Curryville Water Authority updated the board on the status of the authority. Larry Lashinsky, township solicitor, in...

 

Blair Co. Receives Award For Courthouse Restoration

Preservation Pennsylvania announced May 20 that Blair County has been selected to receive a 2019 Construction Award for Rehabilitation for its historic courthouse restoration project. The award will...

 

Blair County Exhibit Pays Tribute to 'The Greatest Generation'

The Second World War was perhaps the most notable historic event of the 20th century. It not only affected an entire generation of people, but forever changed our modern world. Though Blair County...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

North American Communications Abruptly Closes

After nearly 40 years in business, North American Communications, a direct mail company in Duncansville, abruptly shut its doors last week, leaving nearly 300 employees stunned and facing an...

 
 By Jeff Batzel    Sports    May 30, 2019

Northern Bedford Runner Places 4th at States

Northern Bedford sophomore Ian Zimmerman (second from right) is all smiles on the medal stand on Saturday, May 25, at Shippensburg University. Zimmerman placed fourth in the Class 2A 1600-meter run...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

Hollidaysburg Woman Jumps From Roof of Burning Home

A Hollidaysburg woman was taken to the hospital with injuries sustained from jumping off a roof to escape her burning home. Fire crews were called to a duplex along the 600 block of Berwind Road,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

Helping Dad

Lee Kensinger and his daughter Alice, 5, and son Tristan, 3, paint the fence in front of their East Allegheny Street home on Thursday morning, May 23. Lee said the kids love helping with work around...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This is a two-part edition of “Ask the Williamsburgers.” Part two will be in next week’s edition. Graduation for Williamsburg is coming and I decided to ask some residents of Williamsburg: Who was your favorite elementary school teacher and...

 

W-Burg Students Learning Job-Search Skills at 'Carnival'

Williamsburg Community Junior/Senior High School is collaborating with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, community businesses and other...

 

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