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Rose A. Peck

Rose A. Peck, 73, passed peacefully, June 9, 2021, at home after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born on Oct. 27, 1948, in Williamsburg, the daughter of the late Stephen D. and Dorothy E....

 

Robert W. "Bob" Pheasant

Robert W. “Bob” Pheasant, 77, of Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, June 8, 2021, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born January 1, 1944, in Huntingdon, son of the...

 

PUC Reminds Electric Utility Customers of Price Changes; Urges 'Checkup'

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminded electric customers that all the state’s electric distribution companies (EDCs) increased electric generation prices on June 1 for non-shopping customers. Residential and small business...

 

Civic Club Installs Officers for 2021-22

Twenty-one members and four guests were welcomed to the annual Williamsburg Women’s Civic Club’s annual June Banquet by Shirley Kurtz-Flaugh, banquet chairperson. The ladies gathered at the...

 

Kenneth L. Roub

Kenneth L. Roub, 62, of Imler, passed away late Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born March 14, 1959, in New Brunswick, NJ, son of the late Carl...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I, local author Millard “Pat” Patterson, have some ties to the Morrisons Cove Herald. I once wrote quizzes once a week for the Herald. I have always enjoyed doing crossword puzzles...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The litter along our roadsides this spring is unsightly. It adversely affects our health. As plastic materials decompose, they break into tiny particles that find their way into our water supplies. Now, scientists conclude that the...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As A.J. Hoenstine once said... The problem with any playoff system is that you never know when you are going to come up against a pitcher whose having a hot night or a night when your bats are going to go cold. By any system of...

 
 By PAUL MUSCHICK    Opinion    June 17, 2021

How Failure To Increase Dog License Fees Is Biting Pa. Taxpayers

If you’re a dog lover, you don’t focus on the cost of ownership. The food, veterinary care, grooming, medications, toys and treats to keep them healthy and happy are well worth the price. In return, you receive loyalty and unconditional love. If...

 

'The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities From History'

As a lover of all things literature, history and the bizarre, “The Madman’s Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities From History” written by Edward Brooke-Hitching caught my attention instantly. The tag line...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 18, 1896 Hollidaysburg was startled by the number of visitors that poured into its gates for the Semicentennial military parade on June 11 and the grand civic parade on June 12. In all 150 carloads of pleasure-seeking humanity were...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 17, 1921 A $300 reward was offered by J.H. Brown & Sons of Loysburg for arrest and conviction of persons who destroyed the large public signs advertising dairy feeds in Blair and Bedford counties. The offer covered any destruction of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 20, 1946 A 50-inch eel got tangled up in the turbine at the Waterside Woolen Mill. It took Maurice Clouse and the men who worked there six hours to get it out so they could start the mill again. Dr. John Bonebreak of Martinsburg...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 17, 1971 Martinsburg Mayor Richard D. Moore imposed a curfew in the borough that required persons under 16 to be off the street by 10 p.m. and those 18 and under to be in by 11 p.m. except for Friday’s and Saturdays. Mrs. Ralph...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 13, 1996 For the first time in the history of Northern Bedford High School, the invocation and benediction were not read during commencement exercises June 6 in the high school auditorium. Due to a complaint from a parent with a son...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 16, 2011 Central’s postseason run toward a second straight appearance in the PIAA, Class AA state baseball championship game ended one-run short at Homer City. The Dragons were upended by Riverside by a score of 5-4 at First...

 

Summer Wisdom

This summer has already been interesting. I booked a family vacation for California. We watched our youngest son graduate from high school and vacation without us. I got to play disc golf with my...

 

Thought for the Week

It was quite a day. It was, for Jews, already a day of celebration. It was the Festival of Weeks, the celebration of the end of harvest. Many times, God had given abundantly to His people. People God...

 

Churches Update COVID-19 Policies, Service Times

Editor’s note: The following information has been submitted to the Herald staff. If your church is not listed, please contact the Herald with updated information. A list of changes will be included in the Herald’s publication as long as we...

 

Imlers to Host Evening of Music, Prayer, Food at Their Home

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring invite those interested to an evening of music, prayer, food and fellowship at their home in Roaring Spring. The evening will begin between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday, June 18. Tom and JoAnn Smith of Everett...

 

DCNR Designates 35 Sites on State Forest Lands as Wild Plant Sanctuaries

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that the department is designating 35 areas of state forest land across the state as Wild Plant Sanctuaries. “Whether tucked into forest hollows with rich...

 

Law Enforcement Memorial Service: Show Support To Those Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice

This year’s Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Service will be hosted by the Blair County Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Foundation Inc. The service will be held at the Memorial Site, located in front of the Blair County Court...

 

Public Notices

2020 WILLIAMSBURG MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT The Williamsburg Municipal Authority is required to provide an annual report listing the water testing results that were performed during the previous year and also list the testing... Full story

 

Seventh Annual Claysburg Hall of Fame Induction Planned for July 17

Claysburg Area Hall of Fame Committee will hold its seventh induction ceremony on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 3 p.m. in the Claysburg-Kimmel High School Auditorium. The public is invited to this event at no charge. No advance tickets are needed. The...

 

Fatal Teen Crashes Increase During '100 Deadliest Days'

Two weeks ago marked the start of the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers, which is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal crashes involving teen drivers have historically increased. Nationwide, more than 7,000 people died in...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 17, 2021

Woodbury Borough Continues Plans For Christmas Lights

Woodbury Borough held its monthly meeting. The treasurer’s report was read. There is $104,409 in the general fund. There is currently no mayor. The members discussed the money they will get in the future from COVID-19. Nothing is for sure at this...

 

AARP Releases Scams to Watch for in June 2021

Celebrity Impostor Scams These days, celebrities share career news, personal views, even travel videos on social media and interact with fans in comment threads. But if you get a direct message out of the blue from a favorite musician, actor or...

 

Bedford County Launches Countywide Broadband Initiative

The Bedford County Commissioners, in partnership with Alleghenies Broadband, Inc. (ABI), held an event to officially launch their countywide broadband initiative, Speed Zone. The effort includes the expansion of internet services to unserved and...

 

State Police Releases 2020 DUI Arrest Totals

The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that troopers made 18,412 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests in 2020, which reflects a 17 percent decrease from the total number of DUI arrests (22,139) in 2019. In addition, troopers investigated...

 

WHS Football Team Receives Awards

On Sunday, June 13, the Williamsburg football team held their awards assembly at the Williamsburg Community Center. Award winners included Most Improved, Aidan Frew; Pat Tillman Award, Ian Crouch;...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 17, 2021

- Ask the Williamsburgers -

Watching the graduation ceremonies have me all sentimental. I feel like when I hear those chords of “Pomp and Circumstance,” I just get emotional – whether it’s at my preschool graduation ceremony, or at any graduation – the song gives me...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 17, 2021

Cove Forge Issues Discussed at Meeting

Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise and Mayor Ted Hyle discussed Cove Forge issues with Williamsburg Borough Council during last Monday evening’s meeting following a meeting with Cove Forge officials. At last month’s meeting, both Kagarise and Hyle...

 

The Heral's Virus Report

Reported on 6/15/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 3,276 - 140 - 292.3 Blair: 10,607 - 340 - 279.1 Cambria: 10,371 - 437 - 335.7 Centre: 15,397 - 224(n/c) - 137.9 Clearfield: 6,312 - 150 - 189.3 Fulton: 761 - 15(n/c) - 103.2 Huntingdon: 5,792 - 17...

 

Directrices para niños que todavía no están idóneos para recibir la vacuna COVID-19, y sus familias

La Secretaria Interina del Departamento de Servicios Sociales, Meg Snead, la Interina Médica General Dra. Denise Johnson, y la Interina Comisionada del Departamento de Salud Pública de Filadelfia, Dra. Cheryl Bettigole, visitaron el Please Touch...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"It flashes, it crashes, it rumbles, it roars, It mumbles and grumbles, it splatters, it pours; The rain comes a-sweeping, the wind at its tail – It's seeking the corners to muffle its wail. It...

 

New Lollipop Shop Opens in Martinsburg

On May 2, 2021, at 158 South Market St. in Martinsburg, Fresh AF opened. This location was formerly Wildfire. This unique business is owned by Kyle and Kelsy Foor of Claysburg. The business...

 

Clearfield Co. Charitable Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Clearfield County Charitable Foundation, along with the Deininger family are pleased to announce the following 2021 recipients of the Meghan E. Deininger Memorial Scholarship: Dana L. Heltzel of Martinsburg is a graduating senior at Central High...

 

Claysburg Area Public Library Celebrates National Garden Week

June 6 through 12 was designated as National Garden Week. The library celebrated the beginning of growing season. They recruited some young people to help us plant their raised garden bed. On Monday,...

 

First MCMP, YMCA 3-on-3 Champs Crowned

These teams were crowned champions in their respective divisions in the first annual Morrisons Cove Memorial Park and Garver Memorial YMCA 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament....

 

My Mount Rushmore

The recent issue of "Fly Fisherman" magazine presented an article entitled "Our Mount Rushmore" describing four men who the author believed were the most influential fly-fishermen in history. This...

 

Highs and Lows

Central's Hunter Smith rounds third base past his coach A.J. Hoenstine after belting a home run against Hickory High School June 10, 2021, at Dubois' Showers Field. Central beat Hickory 9-4....

 

The Cove's 2021 Graduates Receive Awards, Scholarships

CENTRAL Isabella Dalansky • Valedictorian • Art Department Award • The Challenge Program, Inc. Award for Academic Excellence • Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award • Leah Hoover Memorial Foundation • Robert L. Hite...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 17, 2021

WHS: 'We Made It!'

Secondary Principal Michael Jones said to the packed crowd during the Williamsburg Class of 2021 commencement exercises at the gym, "We made it!" "Not just you guys," he said, referring to the...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 17, 2021

Central Graduates Honored at Ceremony Held on June 3

Central High School’s graduation was held June 3, 2021, at the Roaring Spring Athletic Complex. One-hundred-eighteen graduates were presented with diplomas. Following the procession, the ceremony began with the National Anthem and the alma mater,...

 

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES

CENTRAL Hannah Nicole Akers Alyssa May Bartley Brendan Albert Bell Madison Paige Benfer Emiley Michae Benton Kiera Jade Berkheimer Alyssa Anne Bianconi Summer Lee Birge Dalton Thomas Boggs Brinley Olivia Bowers Alexander Taylor Bowman Bryce Joseph Br...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 17, 2021

Martinsburg Home Healthcare Worker Accused of Stealing from Client

A Martinsburg woman is facing criminal charges after police said she stole money from an elderly man she was employed to take care of. According to charges filed by the Altoona Police Department, Tara S. Delvin, 45, is accused of forging checks from...

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Celebrating it 100th Year in 2021

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park is celebrating 100 years of serving the community this summer. To celebrate 100 years, the park will have an extended J4 celebration, beginning on June 25 with events occurring throughout the summer and the fall. The...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 17, 2021

First Female Eagle Scout in Blair County to Build Free Library

One of the first female Eagle Scouts in Blair County is setting up her Eagle Project in Roaring Spring. Erika Salisbury, a Life Scout of Troop 9062, is building a little free library at Spring Dam....

 

The Fifth Generation 'AD'

May 20, 2021, was a historic day for A. Donald Mingle of Martinsburg when he got to meet his new great-grandson, the fifth generation "AD." Baby Axley David Mingle and his father Aaron David Mingle...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 17, 2021

Martinsburg Proclaims June 29 To be 'W. Gene Henry Day'

By proclamation of the mayor, and the unanimous approval of council, Martinsburg Borough has designated June 29 as W. Gene Henry Day. Henry, who passed away on Feb. 17, 2021, at the age of 88, was a beloved community fixture known for his generous...

 

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