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 By Grace Hamilton    Opinion    July 7, 2022

Little Bobby at Burget's Garage

My tour of Curryville happened many times a day. I walked through Curryville on my way to and from school. I rode my bike the whole length of Curryville to deliver the Altoona Mirror. I checked...

 

The Giving Garden and Fridge in the Foyer

I often daydream about having a garden. I envision myself strolling through the rows of greenery, carefully tending the plants while the morning sun warms my shoulders. I can almost feel the smooth texture of the tomato, the daydream version of...

 
 By TOM TRUITT    Opinion    July 7, 2022

Embrace the Growing Season

The summer months bring growth for us all, crops included. School is out and kids are practicing sports, working a new job, or attending camp. Families are spending quality time together, recharging...

 

Pa. Has 85 Percent Save Rate For Shelter Dogs, Cats

Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization, released its sixth annual pet lifesaving dataset, which gives a national overview of the number of dogs and cats that enter and exit shelters in a given year. Best Friends measures...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 8, 1897 The Fourth passed off unusually quiet. Old Glory was sent floating to the breeze from many a home and dwelling, bidding defiance to any but the true and brave. The usual amount of powder was burnt, both Saturday and Monday....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of July 13, 1972 The local shortage of doctors in the Cove was deemed “critical” by Richard L. Metzer, president of the Martinsburg Rotary Club. Dr. Charles Whetstone of Martinsburg closed his office permanently on July 8, leaving one...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of July 14, 1922 John Dewey Walter, a Greenfield township young man who fatally injured his brother-in-law, John Weyandt, when he shot him point blank in the face after an argument in the home of the former near Friesville, was removed to the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 10, 1997 The Cove Pallets sawmill in Huston Township was destroyed by fire, causing an estimated $420,000 in damage. Employees were present when the fire started but were unable to extinguish the flames. Two Roaring Spring girls...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of July 10, 1947 Nine “Fresh Air Children” from New York City arrived in the Cove at the invitation of the Martinsburg Rotary Club. The children were spending 12 days enjoying life in the country. Carl Allison Jr., aged almost 10 years,...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of July 10, 2012 Local sweet corn crops were early this year due to the “weird” weather. The spring was cool and rainy, and June saw a heat wave. The last frost was also unusually early, giving farmers a chance to plant earlier. A tour of...

 

Packed and Ready

Scripture Text Mark 6: 7-13 What does your suitcase look like when you are packing for a vacation? How many pairs of shoes do you pack? How many pairs of shorts? Do you have to get a friend or family...

 

Thought for the Week

I marvel at the commitment of many of our “Founding Fathers.” We’ve just celebrated Independence Day and our freedoms. Those freedoms came to us as a gift from those who have gone before us,...

 

Martinsburg Mennonite Church Holds Service at Precious Moment Memorial Park

On June 26, 2022, Church Service from Martinsburg Mennonite Church was held at Precious Moment Memorial Park at 153 Ott Road, in the pavilion of Judith Ott. This park was built in remembrance and...

 

Public Notices

JL Self Storage Storage Sale Tom Lewis, 129 Lewis Ln., Martinsburg, PA 16662; Ken Heck, 140 Smith Lane., Loysburg, PA 16656; John States, 3923 Brumbaugh Rd., New Enterprise, PA 16664; Barbara Rhodes, 378 Oak Hill Rd., New Enterprise, PA 16664. Sale...

 

Pennsylvanians Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Randy Padfield, reflecting on the impacts of Hurricane Agnes 50 years ago, urged...

 

Alpha Beta Meets in Everett, Installs New Officers

On June 23, 2022, Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society met in Everett at the Spring House Estates. President Becky Johnen opened the meeting by thanking members for their contributions...

 

What's the Word In W-Burg?

Sundae Funday Event Mill Hill Farms LLC will hold it annual Sundae Funday event on Sunday, July 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy free ice cream sundaes, meet some farm animals, climb on farm equipment, learn about farming and meet dairy royalty. Mill Hill...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 7, 2022

Fourth Fest Spotlights Local Businesses

Williamsburg will have its first Fourth Fest on Saturday, July 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and keeping the party alive until 8 p.m. The Trail Town Market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Riverside Park to start the day off. There will be a...

 

Williamsburg Boys Raise Money to Send Care Packages

Colton (6), Kenneth (7) and Josh (3) Dean of Williamsburg, sons of Tom and Sarah Dean, pose out in front of their lemonade stand along 2nd Street. All of the funds raised will be used to send care...

 

Bassler Organizes Community Give Back Day

Cheryl Bassler, center, poses with Jon and Justin Isenberg representing Williamsburg Volunteer Station 90. Bassler is the owner/operator of the Second Street Cafe and Bakery. She held a Community...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 7, 2022

Last Call for Farm Show Queen Candidates

The Williamsburg Community Farm Show Board is still accepting applications for the 2022 Farm Show Royalty. As always, this is a great opportunity for students to give back to the community through...

 

Queen Resident Named to Dean's List

Elisabeth Dodson of Queen has been named to the spring semester Dean’s List at Geneva College, Beaver Falls. Students must achieve at least a 3.6 grade point average to be named to the Dean’s List. Dodson is an elementary – special education...

 

DMVA to Host Virtual Town Hall On Resources for Homeless Vets

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) will host the third in a five-part series of virtual Veteran Town Halls on July 13, 2022, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The town hall will focus on resources for homeless veterans. Join Brig....

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    July 7, 2022

The Cove's Fourth of July Celebrations Over the Years

Change can be tough, but it's a fact of life. A break away from the decades-old Martinsburg's annual July 4 celebration being pushed forward a week might be a good opportunity to roll with the new...

 

State Police Announces Independence Day Weekend Crash, Enforcement Results

The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 649 vehicle crashes resulting in four fatalities and 170 injuries during the four-day Independence Day travel period, which ran from July 1-4. Alcohol was a...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 7, 2022

Cove Community Theater 'Mopping' Yards

Cove Community Theater is doing a capital fund campaign by mopping yards. The first two yards mopped were Richard Sell along Route 36 and Garry Black in Woodbury. This is a fundraiser for the...

 

A Summer Hunt

During the summer, most sportsmen spend their time on or around the water. A few target trout in appropriate streams, and fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass hits it peak during the summer...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    July 7, 2022

Dragons Look Back on Epic Win, Season

After defeating Lancaster 13-2 on Friday, June 17, the highs that come from winning a state championship haven't worn off quite yet. For Jeff Hoenstine, Devon Boyles and Ty Helsel, the magnitude of...

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebates to Be Distributed Starting July 1

Starting July 1, 260,294 older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities across Pennsylvania will be issued rebates totaling roughly $121.7 million, the Department of Revenue announced. The rebates will be distributed through the Property...

 

Wolf Administration Highlights Importance of Mental Health Services For Older Adults

The Pennsylvania Departments of Aging and Human Services joined the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging (P4A) on the fifth Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day to spotlight the mental health services needs of an often...

 

Blood And Platelet Donors Needed Around Fourth Of July

As summer officially begins and people gather for holiday celebrations, the American Red Cross reminds communities that patients are counting now on the generosity of blood and platelet donors,...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    July 7, 2022

Alberta Hayes Museum Opens in Altoona

As part of a summer-long campaign celebrating television's number-one comedy, CBS continued the "Summer of Ghosts" campaign celebrating the Prohibition Era Songstress Alberta Haynes by bringing to...

 

Blair County Commissioner 2022 Graduate Of Center for Excellence

The Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL), a premier professional development program of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), is pleased to announce that Laura 0....

 

DUI Task Force Posts Results

On Saturday, July 2, 2022, officers of the Blair County DUI Task Force made their presence known locally by conducting a DUI roving patrol. The following results are from the detail: • 71 individual contacts • 54 warnings issued for vehicle...

 

Local Speaker To Be Featured At The Best You 2022 Virtual Women's Summit

Local speaker Nancy E. Head, is one of 12 featured speakers at the Best You 2022 Virtual Women's Summit. This international online conference is 100 percent online, free and open to the public with...

 

Gas Prices Decrease in Pennsylvania

Gas prices are five cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $4.929 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average: $4.929 Average price during the week of June 27, 20...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 7, 2022

Roaring Spring Food Bank Helps 20 Families a Month

Roaring Spring Food Bank was started in 2010 at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church located at 401 E. Main Street Roaring Spring. The Minister for this church is Amanda McCaffery. Ron Glunt had the idea for...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 7, 2022

Roe v. Wade Overturned; Pa. Abortion Laws Could Hinge on November's Election

On June 24, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of abortion rights protection from the federal government by turning the issue over to each individual state. Roe v. Wade was overturned when the court ruled...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 7, 2022

Ag Parade to Honor Dairy Promotion Committee, Dawn Theofield

The 40th Agricultural Parade will take place on Tuesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. As always, the parade will run rain or shine. This year's grand marshal will be Dawn Theofield, who passed away in November...

 

Martinsburg Brethren in Christ Church Invites Children to Monumental VBS: Celebrating God's Greatness

A summer kids’ event called Monumental VBS will be hosted at Martinsburg Brethren in Christ Church on July 10, 11, 13 and 14. (The Ag Parade is on Tuesday, July 12). At Monumental, kids explore the sunbaked Southwestern desert as they dig into...

 

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