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Articles from the June 30, 2022 edition

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Howard I. "Ace" Benner

Howard I. “Ace” Benner, 86, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Monday afternoon, June 20, 2022, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born April 6, 1936, in Martinsburg, son of the late D. Ray and Wilma (Guyer) Benner. On Oct. 7, 1961, he married Car...

 

Shelly (Hendricks) Longenecker

Shelly (Hendricks) Longenecker, 47, of Glendale, AZ, went home to be with her Saviour, on June 3, 2022, after a strong battle against cancer. She is a daughter of Paul and Elaine Hendricks of...

 

Jeanette Kay Fleegle

Jeanette Kay Fleegle, 76, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 24, 2022, in the Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Emergency Department. She was born Oct. 10, 1945, in Altoona the...

 

Kimberly "Kim" Louise Markel

Kimberly “Kim” Louise Markel, 51, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, June 22, 2022, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born Dec. 3, 1970, in...

 

Richard K. "Dick" McGraw

Richard K. “Dick” McGraw, 79, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord, Monday morning, June 20, 2022, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born Dec. 26, 1942, in Roaring Spring, son of the...

 

PennDOT, PSP, Highway Safety Network Focus on Seat Belt Safety with 'Click It or Ticket' Mobilization

With Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer travel season, passing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and Highway Safety Network (HSN) are urging motorists to drive safe. The...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    June 30, 2022

Hershberger Pool is the Perfect Escape

This past weekend I took my 10-year-old daughter swimming at the Hershberger Memorial Pool at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. I’m not a swimmer but I know how to swim. A close call when I was a child made learning to swim mandatory, but also led me...

 
 By CHAD CRUMRINE    Opinion    June 30, 2022

Hollidaysburg 'Moon Tree' Symbol of American History

Hollidaysburg is home to an uncommon sycamore tree that has much more history than most trees. On the grounds of Highland Hall is one of Pennsylvania’s few “moon trees” that grew from seeds that orbited the moon. In 1971, NASA astronaut Stuart...

 

Don't Fall For Denial And Disinformation: Ag Pollution Is Real

It must be admitted that the Chesapeake Bay’s abysmal water quality is due to receiving too much of the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus, mostly from crop fertilization now that significant reductions in point-source pollution from wastewater...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 1, 1897 An old fashioned picnic to celebrate the Fourth of July was planned for July 5 since the holiday fell on a Sunday. The picnic was to be held in Snyder’s Grove, and all were welcome to attend. Planned activities included...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of July 6, 1972 Cleanup continued in the aftermath of flooding from Agnes. Utility services were restored and residents who were not flooded out were able to return to their homes. There was significant damage to crops, and Blair County Civil...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of July 7, 1922 While cutting grain Mahlon Wineland heard an explosion to the rear which indicated a “blowout” and, remembering his binder was not a Ford, stopped his machine and made an investigation. He found nothing wrong about his...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 3, 1997 The annual Fourth of July festivities kicked off with the agricultural parade. Commercial float winners were Hinish Market; Ed’s Riverside, and Kopp Drug. Non-commercial float winners were Martinsburg Rotary, Central FFA,...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of July 2, 1947 Local airplane enthusiasts were excited about the upcoming Operations Air Show scheduled for the Blair County Airport. Beverley “Bevo” Howard, one of the nations top precision acrobatic pilots would be appearing, and Gen....

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of July 5, 2012 Block Grant funding included in the state budget that was finalized on June 30 was a “shot in the arm” to local school districts. The money allowed school districts to cut the amount of funds they were using from reserves...

 

Faith in Jesus Alone

I met a very interesting new patient this week. He is a 98-year-old WWII veteran whose mind is still very sharp. Soon after my arrival he stated something that he would repeat several times during my...

 

Thought for the Week

Joshua is facing impending death. He is 110 years old. He had served as Moses’ faithful assistant and the military leader of Israel for more than 40 years before taking over the leadership of the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    June 30, 2022

Quilts of Valor Presented to Veterans In Marion Heights

Nine veterans received handmade patriotic quilts made by local members of the Patriotic Piecemakers of PA. This group known as the local Quilts of Valor group made this presentation at Serena House in the Marion Heights Community located in...

 

Teamwork Works

While one operator cuts fresh hay, it is immediately loaded into trucks that follow along with it Monday afternoon on a farm just outside of Martinsburg....

 

Public Notices

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, h...

 

First Pennsylvania Native Species Day Celebrated

Leaders from seven state agencies ​highlighted the importance of protecting native species, which are critical to protecting our natural resources, at a stream restoration site at Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission headquarters. Governor Tom...

 

Children and Pets in Vehicles At Risk During Extreme Heat

As the current heat wave continues and temperatures near 100 degrees are predicted through the end of the week, AAA East Central is reminding motorists about the dangers of leaving children and pets in a hot car. According to the National Highway Tra...

 

Keep Bike Riders Safe

The Cove has many bike riders. Keep them safe. Remember to allow 4 feet when passing someone on a bike. PennDOT reminds bicycle riders to follow safety procedures. • Always wear a helmet. Pennsylvania law requires all cyclists under age 12 to...

 

Public Sought For Turkey Survey

The Pennsylvania Game Commission again is seeking input from the public in surveying wild turkeys this summer. The Pennsylvania Wild Turkey Sighting Survey opens July 1 and runs through Aug. 31. Participation is important for turkey population...

 

Rotary Club Holds Fifth Annual Golf Outing

The Fifth Annual Morrisons Cove Rotary Club and Dragon Pride Foundation Golf Outing held on Friday, June 24th at Iron Masters Country Club was a great success. This winning partnership raised a...

 

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club Installs New Officers

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club installed Seth R. Davis, as their new Club President on June 28, 2022. Davis will serve in this capacity through June 2023. Davis joined the Club in 2018 and has been...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    June 30, 2022

HACP Looks to Fill Roles

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) wants to keep sharing the Story Walk, which began May 28 and will continue until Sept. 6. The partnership will give information on the walk to boardmember and Hollidaysburg Area School District...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    June 30, 2022

Hollidaysburg Borough Council Discusses Multiple Road Issues

The June monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council resolved several issues that have been under discussion for several months. Borough Manager Jim Gehret suggested taking $50,000 from Capital Reserve funds to repair curbing and sidewalks...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    June 30, 2022

School District Finalizes Tax Increase

Following three hours of back and forth discussion and disagreement among board members and dozens of speakers from the audience providing input on the upcoming budget, the Hollidaysburg School District Board of Directors approved a 1.25 percent tax...

 

Farmers Market Open Every Tuesday

The weekly Farmers Market in Downtown Hollidaysburg is held every Tuesday, June through September from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It features local homegrown goods and a wide variety of vendors, from crafts...

 

PUC Stresses Ways To Save During Summer Heat

As hot weather settles across Pennsylvania, and the summer season officially arrives, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) is encouraging consumers to explore simple #WaysToSave, keeping summer power bills manageable. #WaysToSave energy and money whil...

 

Silver Lining Drive-In Announces Ticket Price Change

The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a significant change in the Silver Lining Drive-In Movie Series pricing to the benefit local families. Beginning July 2, all movie-goers ages 18 and under will be admitted FREE. Adult...

 

This Fourth of July, Travel Stress-Free

Independence Day will be the second busiest since 2000, as travel volumes continue to trend upwards with no sign of slowing down. It is important travelers are prepared and flexible to minimize...

 

P. Joseph Lehman, Inc. Hires Office Manager, Intern

P. Joseph Lehman, Inc., Consulting Engineers is very pleased to announce that Tammie Fleck of Duncansville has joined the firm as its Office Manager. Her duties include organizing office operations...

 

Gas Prices Decrease Ahead of Independence Day Weekend

The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $4.906 Altoona $5.028 Beaver $4.964 Bradford $4.952 Brookville $4.994 Butler $4.959 Clarion $4.984 DuBois $4.943 Erie $4.983 Greensburg $4.965 Indiana $4.982 Jeannette $5.002...

 

Central Grad Wins BPW Award

Central graduate Leah Johnston won the The Martinsburg Business Professionals Women's (BPW) Award. The scholarship is awarded to the top graduating business student at Central High...

 

Wolf Administration Celebrates Dairy Industry, Gives Scoop on Ice Cream Trail

This summer, Pennsylvanians can beat the heat and get a sweet treat by visiting any of the 30 creameries that make up the 2022 Scooped: An Ice Cream Trail. Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) , Film & Marketing Carrie Fischer...

 

Ritchey's Dairy, Town Jewell

Shown is Anna Jewell enjoying Ritchey's ice cream in the 1940s. Jewell was around 15 to 18 when this photo in front of Ritchey's Dairy was taken. Jewell passed away in February at 97 years...

 

Enjoy a Recipe From the Blair County Dairy Princess

June. This month marks the start of summer vacation, warmer weather, beach trips, and time to spend with family and friends. But, this month is also extra special for dairy farmers. Why? Because June...

 

Bedford Co. Dairy Princess, Court Crowned

The 2022 Bedford County Dairy Princess Coronation and Banquet was held on May 20, 2022, at Homewood at Spring House Estates in Everett. More than 60 guests attended the event to welcome the new...

 

Farm Show Hosts Rural Safety Day

The Williamsburg Community Farm Show will be the hosts of the annual Blair County Rural Safety Day for Youth and Adults on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a cost per family and some of the sessions offered include mental health,...

 

Family Pizza Altoona Donates to Williamsburg Fire Department

Dave Servello of Family Pizza Altoona presents a $2,500 check to Fire Chief Ted Hyle on behalf of DeLeo Games. The funds will help upgrade some equipment for Station 90 - Williamsburg's Volunteer...

 

Summer Songs

Abigail Allison-Peace performs at the park in the center of Williamsburg on Friday night, June 24. She sang a mixture of folk and soft rock music....

 
 By NATALIE GORUSH    News    June 30, 2022

School Board Adopts Budget

During their June meeting on June 14, the Williamsburg Community School District adopted their 2022-23 General Budget. The budget reflects a .2 millage tax increase and has revenues in the amount of $8,099,205 and expenditures in the amount of...

 
 By NATALIE GORUSH    News    June 30, 2022

Trail Town Market Opens for Saturdays

The Trail Town Market, which has been around Williamsburg for almost six years, recently opened for Saturdays in the summer. "We just want to keep the people of Williamsburg and surrounding areas...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    June 30, 2022

A Little Help from Volunteers

The term “volunteers” can conjure up any number of images, including thoughts of free helpers at a library, nursing home, local fire company or a blood drive: all commendable ventures. But maybe we can look a little closer home to draw attention...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Life    June 30, 2022

RS Boy Uses Birthday to Donate to Homeless

Bensyn I., son of Edward and Kara Bennett of Roaring Spring, celebrated his eighth birthday this past Thursday. But this year Bensyn didn't want gifts. "He decided this year that he already had...

 

Monday Mornings in Roaring Spring

Residents of Roaring Spring spend their Monday mornings relaxing, playing and working....

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    June 30, 2022

Joey Kennedy Talks Krush Softball

Joey Kennedy started Krush softball in 2012 and it has been growing youth sports ever since. Recently, the group held its annual basket bingo. Kennedy and the community were able to raise $6,000. Raising such a large amount of money is something...

 

Three-On-Three Tournament Winners

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park held their annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the outdoor basketball courts on Saturday, June 18....

 

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