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Harry Deforrest Keith

Harry Deforrest Keith, 96, of Entriken, went home to be with Jesus, June 18, 2022, while surrounded by his loving family at home. He was born April 3, 1926, the son of Jesse and Alice (Stunkard)...

 

Charles Lloyd Musselman Sr.

Charles Lloyd Musselman Sr., 91, of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday evening, June 16, 2022, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. He was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Claysburg, son of the late Wil...

 

Lauretta Beryle (Baker) McClelland

Lauretta Beryle McClelland, 83, of Roaring Spring, formerly of East Freedom, passed away Friday, June 10, 2022, at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. She was born June 9, 1939, in Roaring Spring the daughter of the late Paul Baker and Mary...

 

Denis Wayne Royer

Denis Wayne Royer passed away May 22, 2022, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, his sister, Margo, and his nephew, Adam. Denis was born in Altoona, PA and spent his childhood in Williamsburg, where he participated in high school...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 23, 2022

RS Eases Hunting Restriction on Plum Creek Mt.; Enters Land Option Agreement

Last year, in a move that caused protests from some long-time users, Roaring Spring Borough Council voted to restrict access to Plum Creek Mountain to borough residents only while prohibiting all activities other than hunting. Council cited the...

 

Central PA Civil War Round Table to Meet in July

The Central PA Civil War Round Table will meet on Tuesday evening, July 5, at the PA Military Museum auditorium, 51 Boal Road, in Boalsburg, beginning at 7 p.m. Nicholas Picerno will speak on “The Controversial Wounding of General Joseph Mansfield...

 
 By JOSEPH WALK    Opinion    June 23, 2022

Newcomers to the Cove: The Pledge

Mark Twain is credited with writing, “Patriotism is supporting your country all of the time and your government when it deserves it.” There is some logic in that statement. Mark Twain knew the foibles of government, but he was also a patriotic...

 

Roaring Spring Community Library's June Activities

Check out the library’s Seed Library. Stop by or visit https://tinyurl.com/mw9e49t7 to view inventory. Chalk the Walk – Every Wednesday starting June 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Whimsical Wednesday Nights – Every Wednesday starting June 15 at 6 p.m....

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The Roaring Spring Borough Council recently let me down, along with many friends and neighbors and people that I know. The mountain ground, that was practically given to the borough in the 1800s, was sold under the radar of many...

 

Center for Rural Pa. Offers Profile of Rural Women

Dr. Diane S. Shinberg of Indiana University of Pennsylvania used data from the 2005-09 and 2014-18 American Community Survey (ACS) to create a profile of rural Pennsylvania women. Here are some key findings: • Older rural women tended to live...

 

Martinsburg Library Says Farewell to Worker

The Martinsburg Community Library would like to take a moment to thank Carla Kensinger for her eight years of dedicated service to the library. The library wishes her all the best in her retirement....

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 24, 1897 The Pennsylvania Railroad announced that for the benefit of persons desiring to take advantage of the National Holiday on the Fourth of July, it was selling excursion tickets between all stations including Pittsburgh and...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 29, 1972 The Cove was drying out after the worst flooding since 1936 in the wake of remnants of Hurricane Agnes. Williamsburg, on the banks of the Juniata River, received the most damage in the area. Weekly classes were being held at...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 30, 1922 Miss Anna Neff Martin of Martinsburg and Mr. Clair L. Calhoun of Altoona were united in marriage at the bride’s home by Rev. Francis Garden of the Presbyterian Church. “I Love You Truly” was sung by Miss Elizabeth B....

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 26, 1997 The Williamsburg Presbyterian Church was set to permanently close its doors after 181 years of ministry. The Williamsburg church was the last Presbyterian church in the Cove. Plans were underway for the Agricultural Parade to...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 26, 1947 The Church of the Brethren took a stand against compulsory military service at its 101st Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida. A resolution adopted at the meeting read in part, “war and preparations for war are sinful...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 28, 2012 The Cove Relay for Life raised $146,927. Twenty-six teams participated in the 24-hour event. Martinsburg was busily preparing for the July 4 celebration at Memorial Park. Events included the Little Miss Morrisons Cove...

 
 By Linda Weko    Faith    June 23, 2022

Growth

Biblical text: Mark 4:26-32 I am sure that many of you can relate to the image of a special door frame in your house where your parents or grandparents would periodically stand you very carefully, heels pressed tightly against the wall so they could...

 

Thought for the Week

You have heard it. A blaring sound comes across your media. The words are: “This is a test. This is only a test…” Then you will be told it is not an emergency but if it had been an actual emergency, you would be told what to do. This test is...

 

Aaron Reynolds Reaches Eagle Scout Rank

Northern Bedford graduate Aaron Reynolds has been an active Boy Scout in Troop 358, located in Martinsburg, since 2016. After earning 43 merit badges, double the required amount, and 226 hours of...

 

Public Notice

EXECUTOR NOTICE EICHER, ROGER LEE Lowell E. Burket, Esquire. PO Box 99215 Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Attorney, Estate of ROGER LEE EICHER, Court File No. 0722-0320, Late of Hollidaysburg, BLAIR County, deceased. Letters Testamentary on the above estate,...

 

Preparations Underway For Penn State's 2022 Ag Progress Days

Organizers have begun preparations for Penn State’s 2022 Ag Progress Days exposition, which will be held Aug. 9-11 in Centre County. Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences, the expo is held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 23, 2022

Robert P. Smith Alumni Luncheon Brings Attendees Together

The Robert P. Smith Alumni Luncheon was held at The Cove Lions Community Building in Loysburg on June 18, 2022. This school was founded in 1930 when Smith was just 35 years of age after graduating from George Washington Law School. The first class...

 

WISE Women of Blair Co. Grant Scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the Spring 2022 term. These scholarships are available to women residents of Blair County 21 years of age and older who have overcome adversity or discrimination in...

 

Attend Youth Dairy and Livestock Day; Three Locations to Offer Daylong Programs

Penn State Extension’s Youth Dairy Day has expanded into Youth Dairy and Livestock Day. This free program is open for youth ages 8 to 18 and is being offered at three locations throughout Pennsylvania. This workshop will provide a variety of fun...

 

St. John's Reformed Church to Have Sale

St. John’s Reformed Church’s Women’s Guild will hold a Discarded Treasure Sale (AKA Rummage Sale) at the church on Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Otis Doug will be there selling his dog treats to...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 23, 2022

South Woodbury Township Holds June Meeting

The June meeting for South Woodbury Township was held June 7 by the Board of Supervisors. All supervisors were present, as well as the secretary/treasurer. June 10 and 11 were New Enterprise Community Yard Sale Days for the first time. The minutes...

 

PA Farm Link Launches Farm Succession Blog

PA Farm Link has launched a Farm Succession Blog, focused on transition planning and related topics. The Farm Succession Blog is informative and offers farmers an opportunity to tap into technical information and related help available 24/7 as time...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 23, 2022

Community Yard Sales Spark Question Of Wider Yard Sale Next Year

Woodbury held its annual yard sales on June 3 and 4. This small town was alive with folks walking yard to yard to see what treasures they could find. Carol and Sophie Snyder were enjoying the morning outside with their goods. Carol had a beautiful...

 

Herald to Publish List of Bargain Days Yard Sales

The Herald will be publishing a list of Cove-area yard sales held during the Bargain Days of Friday, July 8. As in the past, those holding yard or garage sales during the Bargain Days should submit their information to the Herald. The yard sale...

 

PennDOT Urges Caution in Work Zones

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists to drive safely in work zones after there have been several incidents of work zone intrusions resulting in motorists hitting PennDOT employees or equipment. The most recen...

 

PennDOT Seeks Public Engagement in Transportation Planning

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to participate in a comment period between now and June 30 on the draft 2023 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program...

 

Bedford County Chamber Seeks 2022 Award Honorees

The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce has opened the nomination process for the organization’s 2022 awards, to be presented during the Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Bedford County Airport. As many as 17 awards...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    June 23, 2022

Local Business Receives Award At the Business HOF Luncheon

Mill Hill Farms of rural Williamsburg received the sustainability award at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame luncheon, held on Monday, June 13. Jim Biddle, who owns the farm, along with his son Josh and their wives, Carol...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 23, 2022

State Supreme Court Upholds Moye's Sentence

A ruling last week by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholding the minimum 50-year prison sentence of Deauntay Moye puts an end to the sentencing sagas of the two men who pled guilty to the January 2015 murder of 21-year-old Stephanie Waters of...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 23, 2022

Farm Show Members Meet with Catharine Supervisors

Farm Show Board President Jeff Walason attended last Thursday evening’s Catharine Township meeting. Walason, along with Treasurer Arianne Waddington, discussed the proposed Farm Show lease with supervisors. The lease presented would be for eight...

 

Grandson of W-burg Resident Graduates from Med School

Christopher M. Nicholas graduated from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia on May 6, 2022. He is the grandson of the late Dr. Marion A. Morelli and Ruth Morelli, RN...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 23, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and I’m always in the mood for food. For this week’s question – before I start my recipe section again – I wanted to know: What is your favorite 4th of July food? Here is what a few residents of...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 23, 2022

Women's Civic Club Honors Tate

For many who attended Williamsburg Elementary School, Donna Tate is always remembered as one of the fourth grade teachers who left an indelible mark on her students. But for 20 years, Tate has served...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Farm Show Royalty and Vendors Wanted It’s almost time once again for the Williamsburg Community Farm Show. The Farm Show will be held on Aug. 21-26. For more information on how to become a vendor, head over to their website. The Farm Show...

 

NBC Middle School Holds Awards Assembly

President’s Educational Excellence Awards Grade 8: Elisa Camenga, daughter of Andrew & Kristin Camenga Shelby Dively, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Blair Dively Olivia Helsel, daughter of Mr. Joey Helsel & Mrs. Kim Helsel Caitlyn Houp, daughter of Mr. &...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    June 23, 2022

Bean Hill's Past, Present, and Future

It’s black leather and measures five inches by nine inches, with a firm clasp along the top rim and is filled with a host of things depicting the life of a teen age girl in the 1950s. The dusty clutch bag was found secreted away in an opening of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 23, 2022

Erratic Behavior at East Freedom Taco Bell Lands Woman in Jail

A woman’s erratic behavior at the East Freedom Taco Bell led to a struggle with police and a short foot chase. According to Freedom Township police, at approximately 5 p.m. on June 13, officers were called to the Taco Bell for a report of a woman,...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    June 23, 2022

SCSD Finalizes, Adopts 2022-23 Budget

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors voted unanimously by an 8-0 vote to adopt the final 2022-23 General Fund Budget in the amount of $30,105,921, reflecting a 2 percent increase in tax millage, setting the final tax millage at 11.25...

 

Nason Auxiliary Awards Scholarship

The Nason Auxiliary awarded their annual scholarship to Ashley Kichman. Kichman is the daughter of Carrie and John Kichman. She is a graduate of Northern Bedford High School and will be attending...

 

C-K Softball Finishes Season 20-5

Claysburg-Kimmel won 2-0 but lost their semi-final game to Conwell-Egan Catholic in Mechanicsburg, 7-2. C-K's final record was 20-5....

 

Central Grad Named MVP for Third Time

Cam Norris, Central High School graduate, was recently named Team Defensive MVP for the 2021 St. Vincent College Football team. This is the third consecutive time he was won this award. Here are some...

 

Central Grad Selected for AMCC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team

The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference rounded out its 2021-22 All-Sportsmanship team on Wednesday with the announcement of the sportsmanship picks from the league’s spring sports teams. All teams that compete for an AMCC championship select...

 

Krush Softball to Crush Other States

Claysburg's Krush Softball's 8th annual basket bingo donations resulted in the 18U and 12U teams being able to raise over $6,000 for their upcoming softball seasons. The girls will be traveling to...

 

Seven Gymnasts to Compete in National Championship

Seven Garver YMCA Gymnasts have qualified for the 2022 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. The championships will be held June 22-26, 2022, in Toledo, Ohio, at the SeaGate Convention Center....

 

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