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Community Garden Gets Some TLC

Courtney Gensimore, the Assistant Director of the Roaring Spring Community library, helps two-year-old Remington Sheeder of Roaring Spring, water the library's community garden....

 

Martinsburg Library Provides Summer, Fall Event Update

Martinsburg Community Library’s summer reading program titled “Tales to Tails” will be virtual. Librarian Danette will have weekly programs with crafts and themes about animals. Children can participate in the library or online. July 9 author...

 

8-Year-Old Author Reads Book To Audience

Caleb Feathers, age 8, wrote a book and read it to the children at the Claysburg Area Public Library Summer Reading Program. Caleb is a student at the Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary S...

 

More Than 47 Million Americans to Travel this Independence Day Weekend

More than 47.7 million Americans will take to the nation’s roadways and skies this Independence Day (July 1–5), as travel volumes are expected to nearly fully recover to pre-pandemic levels. In fact, this will be the second-highest Independence...

 

AAA: Western PA Gas Prices Lower as National Average Decreases

Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are one cent lower this week at $3.248 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.248 Average price during the week of June 14,...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 24, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Next weekend, my sister and I will be having our first big cookout of the season with our family and friends at our new house. As with every party, I struggle planning a menu of picnic foods but also delicious. I am a big dip person, so I was...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 24, 2021

Ask the Williamsburgers

This week has been special, as we had the chance to celebrate the men in our lives – our dads and grandfathers. My sister and I were absolutely blessed when it came to our Pappy Pete Speck and...

 

Library Gets Grant for Digitization Project

Lynn Wheland from PA Skills dropped off a check for $5,000 to Head Librarian Roane Lytle last Tuesday, June 15, to start Williamsburg Public Library's Williamsburg Historical Digitization Project....

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 24, 2021

School Board Preps for School Year

Williamsburg Community School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday, June 15, for their June meeting. First on the agenda was the adoption of the 2021-22 school year. Revenues are $8,505,999 and expenditures are $8,983,449. These amounts reflect...

 

Nearly 900 Students Make President's List at CCU

Elizabeth Fiess, Claysburg, a marine science, anthropology and geography major and Mikaela Smith, Roaring Spring, a graphic design major made the president’s list at Coastal Carolina University and achieved a 4.0 GPA for the semester. Coastal...

 

Local Students Graduate from Edinboro University

Edinboro University celebrated the academic success of 673 undergraduate and graduate students on May 8. Bachelor’s and associate degrees were conferred upon 518 students, while 155 students earned graduate and post-baccalaureate degrees. The...

 

Local Students Named to Lock Haven University Spring 2021 Dean's List

The Dean’s List honor at Lock Haven University recognizes achievement of a scholastic average of 3.50 or higher in at least 12 semester hours of academic work, subject to letter grade evaluation, during the Spring 2021 semester. More than 800...

 

Northern Bedford FFA Teams Place First and Second at States

A team consisting of Lauren Over, Lindsey Koontz, Lydia Byler, and Becca Shriver earned first place in the Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event (CDE) held as part of the 2021 PA...

 

NB Grads Receive Awards, NHS Status

Northern Bedford graduates received awards and NHS status at graduation on Tuesday, June 8....

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The garden was quite miniature but it had flowers blooming along the walls and trees in the corners. There were even little tables and a door to a secret garden. Twelve-year-old granddaughter Cassidy...

 

Veronica E. Hershey

Veronica E. Hershey, 74, of Roaring Spring, passed away June 19, 2021, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. She was born May 14, 1947, in Philadelphia; daughter of the late Frank and Sally (Palmer) Andrews. She...

 

SRU Announces Spring 2021 Dean's List

Slippery Rock University has announced its dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester. The dean’s list consists of SRU undergraduate students who earned an adjusted semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a schedule of at least 12...

 

Delores Jean (Guyer) Butler

Delores Jean Butler, 77, of Martinsburg, passed away Sunday morning, June 20, 2021, peacefully and painlessly at UPMC Altoona after a stroke. She was born May 5, 1944, in Roaring Spring the daughter o...

 

National Parks Benefit You

The National Park Service today announced that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2020 resulted in a $28.6 billion benefit to the nation’s economy and supported 234,000 jobs....

 

WISE Women of Blair Co. Award Scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County announced the scholarship winners for the spring 2021 term. A total of $10,000 was awarded to the following three women: Jean Jones, who is a student in the Bachelor of Science degree program nursing with Chamberlain...

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    June 24, 2021

Other Voices

Hunter Klotz, Central High School Class of 2021, Rodney Shultz, Tyrone High School Class of 2021, and I, Morrison Cove High School Class of 1952, have something in common. We all took time to savor a key moment in our high school athletic careers....

 

County Historical Society Issues Booklet To Celebrate Blair County's 175th Anniversary

In celebration of the 175th anniversary of Blair County, the Blair County Historical Society, along with the county commissioners, has issued a souvenir booklet showcasing vintage photographs of 32 cities, towns and villages of Blair County...

 

More Than Soap: The 'Hygiene Health Cabinet' at the Roaring Spring Community Library

There are many people in our community that are facing new economic challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial resources are tight and there may not be enough left in the budget for personal hygiene items. The Roaring Spring Community...

 

Assistance Program A Tool For Rural Entrepreneurs

Small business entrepreneurship is a key source of job creation for rural counties. These businesses generate economic activity that can multiply throughout the community. But they also face many challenges, including difficulty in accessing capital...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 25, 1896 The Dunker Annual Conference appointed a committee to investigate whether any life insurance is available that may be accepted by the brethren without violating any Gospel principle. Dr. J.S. Bonebreak returned from...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 24, 1971 An auction was planned at Cove High to dispose of the contents of the old brownstone building at Bean Hill, including unused furniture and equipment, much of it in storage for many years. Lon Gates of Northern Bedford High...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 24, 1921 Teachers’ salaries, length of term and tax rates were primary concerns of the new law passed in the 1921 legislative session. Holders of all kinds of permanent teaching certificates in elementary schools would receive $100,...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 20, 1996 The Spring Cove School Board Money night hired a technology specialist and an industrial arts teacher. The technology specialist is a new professional staff position. Filling the post will be Daniel Berger of Huntingdon RD 1,...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 27, 1946 Lemmon C. Stoudnour was elected supervising principal of the Morrison Cove joint school district. He succeeded John H. Hess, who was elected to fill and administrative position at Ligonier. The D.M. Bare Paper Co. was bought...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 24, 2011 The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors adopted a budget for the 2011-12 school year with no tax increase. The district is implementing an annual registration fee for all participants in varsity and junior varsity...

 

Community Yard Sale Days

Martinsburg: Brethren In Christ Church 7 a.m. Multi-family Martinsburg Church of God God’s love is free. Everything free yard sale. Free hot dogs, chips and drinks. 523 Cherry St., Martinsburg 8...

 

Not Just a Job, an Adventure

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.” (Psalm 84:5, NIV) It used to be that I would look to the heavens and say, “Lord, just show me what it is that I...

 

Church's New Addition Collapses

Construction on an addition to the Grace Fellowship Church in Leamersville, located on Brethren Lane, Duncansville, came to a halt early Sunday Morning, June 20, when the structure collapsed due to a...

 

Thought for the Week

We examine a parable given only in Matthew 20. We might be challenged. Is it fair? As are many parables of Jesus, this one proposes something to be like the Kingdom of Heaven (or of God). It is a...

 

Public Notices

ESTATE NOTICE Letters have been granted on the Estate of the following decedent to the representative named who requests all persons having claims against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same to her or her attorney, and all persons... Full story

 

Game Commission Appoints Southcentral Region Director

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has appointed a new director of the Southcentral Region Office in Huntingdon. The Southcentral Region includes both Blair and Bedford counties. Michael Beahm, who has served with the Game Commission in the Southeast...

 

Spring Cove Youth Baseball League's Annual Hitting Derby

On Saturday, June 19, the Spring Cove Youth Baseball League held their annual Hitting Derby at the Roaring Spring Youth Baseball Field. Shown are the place winners in each of the age groups from 8u...

 

Sick Creeks

The big time for fly-fishing to hatches of aquatic insects known as sulphur mayflies should occur during May and early June on Clover and Piney creeks. These hatches are important sources of food for...

 

Little Miss Morrisons Cove Pageant to Take Place June 28

The Little Miss Morrisons Cove Pageant is set for June 28, 2021. The pageant will start at 7 p.m. with the preschool division (ages 3 to 5). The junior miss portion (kindergarten, first and second...

 

PSA From Martinsburg Police Department: Stay Safe for J4

Amid the fun of yard sales, fireworks and a parade, the Martinsburg Police Department would like to share some important tips for the upcoming week. Bargain Day in Martinsburg is this Friday, June 25, 2021. The annual J4 celebration will be held next...

 

J4 Celebration to Last a Week for MCMP's 100th Anniversary

In celebration of J4 and Morrisons Cove Memorial Park's 100 year celebration, there will be an extended celebration full of activities from June 25 through July 2. Events will kick off on June 25. Fro...

 

DMVA: Veterans be Aware of Pension Poaching Scams

Pennsylvania veterans should be aware of people trying to poach their pension, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) warned on June 15, World Elder Abuse Day. Pension poaching is a financial scam targeting veterans,...

 

Blair, Bedford Co. Receive PHFA Grants to Expand Housing Opportunities

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency approved nearly $45 million in grants to be used for creating, rehabilitating and supporting affordable housing initiatives in Pennsylvania communities. In Blair County, three grants have been approved. Blair...

 

Temporary Changes To The Child Tax Credit In 2021

The AgChoice Farm Credit accounting team shares an important update for taxpayers with children. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 makes several temporary changes to the Child Tax Credit that will...

 

Blair, Centre Chambers form Alliance

The Blair and Centre County Chambers of Commerce formed a collaborative relationship, known as “The Alliance,” in an effort to mutually advance the interests of business and industry in the region. Blair and Centre Counties are contiguous, and...

 

Program Provides 250-300 Lunches a Day

Volunteers prepare free lunches for more than 200 kids each day provided by the Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring as part of their summer lunch program. The program runs Monday...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 24, 2021

RS Council Suspends Plum Creek Mtn. Use Permit Sales Until Study Completed

When the Roaring Spring Borough Council met in May, more than 50 people attended to voice their concerns over a rumor that council intended to close off access to Plum Creek Mountain. While no member of council has expressed a desire to close off the...

 

Martinsburg Fire Co. Work Progressing

Monday, June 21, workers for Roaring Spring-based Garman Brothers General Contracting prepared for a large concrete pour Friday for the floor of a new three-bay addition to the Martinsburg Volunteer...

 

Martinsburg Woman's Granddaughter to Participate in 2021 Summer Olympics

Kay Weyant of Martinsburg just returned from a trip to Nebraska, where she watched her granddaughter qualify for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. Emma Weyant, 19, will swim in the 2021 Summer Olympics in...

 

Car Watching

These boys watch traffic move by their location along Allegheny Street late Monday morning. They like to watch for some of their favorite models of cars....

 

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