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Herald office will close at noon on Friday, June 4

The Herald office will close at noon on Friday, June 4. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 7, and resume normal hours. The Herald apologizes for any inconvenience. Thank you for your support of community journalism.... Full story

 

Terry L. Malloy

Terry L. Malloy, 73, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully at home May 24, 2021, surrounded by his loving family after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 26, 1947, in Altoona, the son of the late...

 

Joanne Batzel

Joanne Batzel, 84, of Waterside, passed away May 25, 2021, at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del. She was born July 26, 1936, in Everett, daughter of J. Ivan & Mary (VanPelt) Clark. She married...

 

Nancy Ann (Casaday) Varner

Nancy Ann (Casaday) Varner, 87, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Saturday morning, May 29, 2021, at the home after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born Oct....

 

Blair Chamber Breakfast Club Set for June 10

Tom Prestash, District Executive of PennDOT District 9, will be the keynote speaker at the next Blair County Chamber Breakfast Club on June 10 beginning at 7:45 a.m. at The Casino at Lakemont Park. Prestash’s presentation is entitled,...

 

Blair Co. DUI Task Force Reports Citations

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, officers of the Blair County D.U.I. Task Force made their presence known locally by conducting a D.U.I. roving patrol. The following results are from the detail: • 69 individual contacts • 61 citations or warnings...

 

Ag Dept. to Spray for Spotted Lanternfly Along Transportation Rights-of-Way for Human Health, Environmental Safety

As Spotted Lanternflies hatch across much of the state, Pa. Department of Agriculture crews have begun to spray an insecticide that kills the insects on contact along railways, interstates and other...

 

Family Pass Backpack Program Back at Fort Roberdeau

The Blair County Library System has announced the return of the Fort Roberdeau Family Pass Backpack Program for 2021. Blair County Library patrons are invited to check out a free family pass to visit...

 

Books to Borrow Roaring Spring Public Library Recommends

“A Twisted Tale” is a young adult series of books published by Disney, written by Liz Braswell, Jen Colonitan and Elizabeth Lim. Currently, there are eleven books in the series with a twelfth one being released in September 2021. The series is...

 

Free Course For Residents Of Blair County Affected By Another's Addiction/Substance Use

Stacey Karchner, a Family Recovery Life Coach through the BALM (Be A Loving Mirror) Family Recovery Program will be teaching a free course sponsored by Blair County Drug and Alcohol Partnerships for those in Blair County who are affected by...

 

Making Vaccines More Accessible

After getting vaccinated, I eagerly returned to some parts of normal life, expecting the essential workers I interacted with would be already vaccinated. After all, they became eligible for the vaccine before I did, and our county has one of the high...

 

As Brood X Cicadas Emerge, Avoid Insecticides

With the emergence of Brood X Cicadas underway in Pennsylvania, Wolf Administration officials encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep their hands off of insecticides as these once-every-seventeen-year bugs make their appearance. While large and loud,...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 4, 1896 Fred Smouse of Martinsburg was building a dike for Dr. J.W. Wengert of Clover Creek (Fredericksburg). The wall of considerable length was intended to prevent the inundation of the doctor’s lawn and garden, which has been a...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 3, 1971 Winifred Steward of Ore Hill was killed when an early-morning fire swept through her mobile home on May 29. Rev. Gale D. Crumrine of Troy, Ohio, was named pastor at the Memorial Church of Brethren, succeeding Rev. Floyed H....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 1, 1921 The Blair County Baseball League opened the season with the first game at Roaring Spring between the “Baretown Nine,” representing Morrisons Cove, and the Altoona YMCA team. Biggest attraction for local fans was...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 30, 1996 The Spring Cove School Board gave final approval to a $15 million budget at its May meeting and voted to increase real estate taxes four mill. A fourth grader at the Roaring Spring Elementary School could face suspension from...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 6, 1946 Two father and son combinations were among the 10 high scorers at the annual bowling tournament held at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, placing in the top 10 were William Carper, 77, and his son Elvin, and Lester Holsinger and...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 2, 2011 By a vote of 6-3, the Northern Bedford School Board approved a $15.6 million structural renovation project to the middle/high school building. Tyler J. Clark of Martinsburg was named valedictorian and Rachel R. Fry of...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    June 3, 2021

Control Patrol

Most people know that there are things in life that we can control. I control my thermostat – until my wife changes it. I decide what clothes I will put on in the morning and how fast I will drive. Folks also realize that there are some things...

 

Thought for the Week

Let’s see why humankind does not want to connect with God. I can think of three reasons: 1. Rebellion against God. 2. Transgression against God’s Law. And 3. Opposition against God’s standards....

 

Ribbons of Love

St. Patrick Catholic School in Newry paid tribute to the 337 Blair County residents who lost their lives to COVID-19 with a special prayer service, followed by students and staff tying 337 ribbons,...

 

Nason Employee Wins 'Highest Honor' LifePoint Offers

Julie Russell, who has been employed at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center for 14 years, was announced as a recipient of the 2021 Mercy Award. The Mercy Award is an annual recognition program established in 2002 to honor the life and contributions of...

 

Public Notices

STORAGE SALE DUE TO NONPAYMENT OF RENT: Roxie Dick, 404 Apt #1, Mile Level, Williamsburg; Terry Clyde, 301 Union Ave. #362, Altoona; Elizabeth Close, 233 Juniata Valley Rd., Hollidaysburg; Brenda Knorr, 112 Wertz Ave., Altoona; William Carlos, 7246 D...

 

Vacunaciones para adultos van encaminadas; orden de mascarilla se levantará para el 28 de junio

La Secretaria Interina de la Salud de Pensilvania, Alison Beam, anunció el 27 de mayo que la orden de mascarillas del estado se levantará para el 28 de junio. “Después de revisar la información sobre vacunaciones dadas a las personas de 18...

 

Mask Order to be Lifted by June 28

The Herald’s Weekly Virus Report Reported on 6/01/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 3,237 - 138(n/c) - 288.2 Blair: 10,553 - 338 - 277.4 Cambria: 10,279 - 432 - 331.8 Centre: 15,358 - 224 - 137.9 Clearfield: 6,269 - 147 - 185.5 Fulton: 755 -...

 

Young Democrats, Young Republicans Clean Up Lookout

On Sunday, May 30, The Hemlock Project hosted an event with the Blair County Young Democrats to clean up the Wopsononock Mountain Lookout in Dysart, PA. Over the course of two hours, 25 volunteers...

 

EPA Provides $7.25 Million for 'Most Effective' Cleanup Actions in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that six states and the District of Columbia will share $7.25 million for actions to improve local rivers and streams in locations most beneficial to the downstream Chesapeake Bay. Both Bedford and...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    News    June 3, 2021

The Soaring Costs of Land and Lumber

Rising real estate prices are all over the news, with reports of homes selling well above asking prices. A similar phenomenon is happening to farmland and timberland tracts, impacting many farmers...

 

It's Kayaking Season

Harry Felton of North Woodbury Township places registration stickers on kayaks he and his wife Linda use to enjoy one of their favorite summer activities....

 

National Gas Prices Barely Budge for Memorial Day

At $3.04, the national gas price average only increased one penny leading up to Memorial Day weekend. The majority of states saw no change to pump prices or a decline on the week. However, prices may not stay stagnant. For the week ending May 21,...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 3, 2021

-Ask the Williamsburgers -

As I sit here after my family’s cookout on Memorial Day weekend, I can’t help but think of all the delicious food we had and the wonderful memories and stories that were shared – all around the table. This inspired my question for the week ...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 3, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Summer cookout season is here! My sister Julie and I recently bought a home and are finally getting to have our extended family over for the first party of the season. This inspired me to give two recipes that we get to serve at our first party!...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 3, 2021

Williamsburg Resident's Business Made To Craft Gamer Gear For Women

Rebecca Miller, owner of Girl Gamer Gear, has been crafting her whole life in Williamsburg. "Crafting has been something I have done since I was small," Miller said. "My folks always encouraged me to...

 

American Legion Vets Salute Cemeteries

American Legion Veterans saluted the cemeteries on Memorial Day as part of their festivities. The Legion Auxiliary prepared a breakfast for Veterans at 8 a.m., followed by a tank memorial ceremony at...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"What a different life with water from the sky," goes the first line in my diary for last Monday, May 24. "I walked up to the greenhouse for 'old-time's sake' but it was dark and empty," continued my...

 

Lil' Focht's Daycare of Martinsburg Recognizes Preschool Graduates

Lil' Focht's Daycare of Martinsburg recognized seven graduates this year from preschool....

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    June 3, 2021

'Slingers' Comes to Lower Trail Creamery

The people of Williamsburg were treated to more than just ice cream Memorial Day weekend. Reggie and Leslie Lower, owners of Lower Trail Creamery, arranged for Slingers Throw House to come May 29....

 

Correction

Editor’s Note: In the Herald’s graduation preview published on Page A-10 in the May 27, 2021, edition, the date for Central High School’s graduation ceremony was incorrect. The ceremony is to be held today, June 3, 2021, at 7 p.m., weather...

 

- Motorcycle and Bicycle Awareness: Share the Road Safely -

As temperatures and motorcycle/bicycle traffic on commonwealth roadways are on the rise, May was recognized as both Motorcycle Awareness Month and Bicycle Safety Month. There were more than 3,400 crashes involving motorcycles on Pennsylvania...

 

Idle Afternoon

Rain showers on Friday afternoon, May 28, pushed the pause button on outdoor work. This included the replacement of sewer lines along Christiana Street in Martinsburg, which caused the street to be...

 

Comments Being Accepted for Route 2020 Piney Creek Bridge

The Pa. Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in lieu of holding a public meeting, will be accepting comments on a proposal to replace the bridge carrying Route 2020 (Royer Mountain Road) over Piney Creek in Woodbury Township, Blair County. The Rou...

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Garver Memorial YMCA Host 3-on-3 Tournament

Twenty-six teams from around the region descended upon the Cove on Saturday morning, May 30, at 9 a.m. to hit the basketball courts. Divisions included 10u, 12u and 14u for both boys and girls teams....

 

NB Boys Track Competes At State Finals

The Northern Bedford Boys Track & Field squad was represented in three events at the state championships last weekend in Shippensburg. The boys 4 x 800 relay team of Nicholas Strayer, RJ Gates, Connor Laird and Chase Imes finished 20th in the 23...

 

A Good Day

By the second week of May, I was becoming anxious about finding some fly hatches and some rising trout. I had continued gobbler hunting to put in some time, but I did not even go one mid-May morning...

 

Central Coach Recognized by Horseshoe Volleyball Club

One of the "unsung heroes" of the Blair County volleyball community was recently recognized for his years of service to the sport. Ken Streilein of Duncansville was honored by the Horseshoe...

 

Older Adult Depression Help Available

The Pa. Department of Aging has received a three-year $270,295 grant to expand its Healthy IDEAS (Identify Depression and Empowering Activities for Seniors) Program within the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to better identify and address depression...

 

Highlighting Pa.'s Mental Health Courts

The Pennsylvania courts released this info-graphic highlighting data from the state's mental health courts in recognition of May being Mental Heath Awareness Month. In 2019, 61 percent of all...

 

State Urges: Summer is Time for Ticks; Check Self and Pets Often

The Pa. Department of Health has reminded Pennsylvanians that tick-borne diseases are present across the state, encouraged residents to seek treatment if they have been bitten by a tick and provided tips to prevent tick bites from occurring. There...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 3, 2021

Claysburg Legion/Community Band Looking for New Members

Claysburg American Legion Band and Claysburg Community Band are looking for interested musicians who would like to join their ranks. According to Dan Crist, leader of Claysburg American Legion band, Claysburg Community Band is a new concept. Matt...

 

Dept. of Health Provides Flu Update

On May 28, the Pa. Dept. of Health provided an update on the 2020-2021 flu season, which was one of the mildest flu seasons on record and ended on May 22. Flu activity remained low across the commonwealth and nationally the entire season. The...

 

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