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Hazel Viola Houp

ident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Monday morning, June 28, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born September 12, 1935, in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Joseph B. and Annie B. (McCal...

 

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club Installs Officers

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club installed Betsy A. Baker, Superintendent of Schools for Spring Cove School District, as their new Club President on June 29, 2021. Baker will serve in this capacity through...

 

Stay Safe While Grilling

Grilling food is so popular that more than three-quarters of U.S. adults have used a grill — yet, grilling sparks more than 10,000 home fires on average each year. To avoid this, the Red Cross offers these grilling safety tips: • Always...

 

Summer Safety: Steps to Help Stay Out of Harm's Way

With the heat index predicted to remain at, or exceed the current advisory levels, American Red Cross Pennsylvania Mountains Chapter shares these heat and summer safety tips and resources to help you...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 8, 2021

Southern Cove Power Reunion Looking for Kitchen Workers

The Southern Cove Power Reunion meeting was called to order by Jason Hileman. Treasurer Amy Mellott gave the treasurer’s report. There is $4,236 in the Hometown Bank Museum Fund. In the Hometown Bank Checking Account, there is a balance of $19,567....

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    July 8, 2021

My Two Favorite Golf Courses: Iron Masters and Royal St. George's

In my active adult recreational sporting days, between the ages of 20 and 70, I concentrated on two especially enjoyable pastimes: snow skiing in the winter and golf in the summer. In addition to golf courses in the United States, I have been fortuna...

 

cloudLibrary: eBooks, Audiobooks from the Comfort of Your Home

cloudLibrary saved me from absolute and total boredom. I discovered this gem when the Commonwealth was shut down due to COVID-19. I read a lot of books. I think it was somewhere around 25 in total. Without cloudLibrary, the harmonious vibe of my home...

 

Small Farms Have Large Impact On Pa. Agriculture

Despite vastly outnumbering large farms, small farms produce only a tiny fraction of Pennsylvania’s total agricultural output. However, these smaller operations support billions of dollars worth of economic activity while helping to preserve farmla...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 9, 1896 James Blake Sr., a veteran of the Civil War, died at his Martinsburg home of an attack of pleuropneumonia. At age 76, he was the oldest make resident of Martinsburg. He was a son of Rev. Burdine Blake, on the pioneer Methodist...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of July 8, 1971 Martinsburg Borough Council received an additional grant of $13,100 from the federal government toward its 1968 sewage treatment plant project. A new policy adopted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission knocked out the threat of...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of July 8, 1921 George Gorsuch, famous for his miniature horseshoes, added to his world-wide reputation with a full-page article and picture in the American Magazine. Written by Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., it was a personal tribute to the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 3, 1996 Martinsburg Borough Council learned Monday night that one safety hazard on Spring Street has been corrected, but it focused its attention on how to begin solving yet another safety hazard on that street, a deep ditch between...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of July 11, 1946 Six young men from Claysburg were injured in a motor accident at Sproul. Fatally injured was Stephen Blazevitch, 22. Four others were still patients at Nason Hospital: Donald W. Nickum, Arnold Diehl, David Hlay and Fred Shor....

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 7, 2011 With Pizza, cupcakes, trophies, trinkets and big splashes in Hersberger Memorial Pool, the Spring Cove Youth Softball league celebrated a successful first year with a party June 30. This was the first year for the all-girls...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    July 8, 2021

Receiving Blessings

“I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    July 8, 2021

Thought for the Week

I am writing this on the longest day of 2021. It reminds me of the longest day in history. It was a day Israel and Amorites were engaged in war. The Lord commanded the sun and the moon to stand...

 

Martinsburg Brethren in Christ Church Invites Children to Summer Event

A summer kids’ event called Rocky Railway VBS: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through will be hosted at Martinsburg Brethren in Christ Church from July 11 to July 15. At Rocky Railway, kids will discover...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    Faith    July 8, 2021

Blair Co. Anniversary Continues with Colonel William Murray Civil War Days

The celebration of Blair County’s 175th anniversary continues the weekend of July 17 and 18. The Colonel William Murray Civil War Days will be a two-day event taking place at two different locations including the Historic Hollidaysburg Inc., (HHI)...

 

Manna on Main Street Time Changes for July

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue their monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-through, take-out only service on July 10 from 5 to 6 p.m. Please note the time change. Participants can drive or walk up to the doors of...

 

Public Notices

Executrices Notice Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration have been granted by the Register of Wills of Blair County, Pennsylvania, upon the Estate of Joyce L. Posca, late of North Woodbury Township, Blair County, PA, deceased. All... Full story

 

Diehl Graduates From Widener

Nancy Diehl of Everett, earned a master of social work from the College of Health & Human Services. Widener University honored graduates at ceremonies between May 11 and 14 on the campus in Chester, Pennsylvania. The university provided two...

 

What to Remember While Caring for Pets and Livestock in Summer Heat

Pet owners should remember that outdoor pets should have access to shade and plenty of fresh, clean, cool water. Animals kept indoors should have proper ventilation. Dogs should be walked in the early morning or late evening to avoid the extreme...

 

Clark Earns Spot on Dean's List

Leroy Clark, of Everett, was named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. To qualify,...

 

AARP Warns of July Scams

Door-to-Door Scams Warm weather is here, which means door-to-door sales crews are here, too. But what they’re selling isn’t always legit. Be cautious anytime a stranger comes knocking, especially if the visitor is trying to sell you goods or...

 

Fun in the Sun, Cool in the Pool

These kids have been enjoying pools on some of the recent hot days....

 

Crude Oil Prices To Hit 7-Year High This Week With The National Gas Price Average To Increase To $3.25 This Month

The national gas price average has increased 40 percent since the start of the year, from $2.25 on Jan. 1 to $3.13 on July 6. Moreover, it is not stopping there. Motorists can expect gas prices to increase another 10–20 cents through the end of...

 

Saint Francis Students Earned Their Degrees

Saint Francis University congratulates more than 700 students who received their academic degrees on May 8-9, 2021. David Cain, Everett, masters, physician assistant science; Nicole Clark, Everett, masters, physician assistant science; Hayley...

 

Mount Aloysius College Announces Spring 2021 Dean's List

Mount Aloysius College is proud to announce the dean’s list for the spring semester of 2021. The dean’s list honors full-time students who have earned at least a 3.50 grade point average (GPA), part-time students who have achieved a GPA of 3.70,...

 

IUP Students Named to Spring 2021 Dean's List

The following students from Blair County have been named to the spring 2021 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve dean’s list status when they are full-time (12 or more credits) with a grade point average of 3.25 or...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    July 8, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Parties are all in session! My sister and I had our first party at our house for the Fourth of July and it was absolutely stressful, but a blast! I am always in the mood for picnic recipes and my best friend Judy and I are always looking for recipes...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 8, 2021

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Pulled Pork Dinner The Lions Club is sponsoring a Pulled Pork Dinner on Sunday, July 18. It will be takeout only from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal consists of pulled pork, a roll, cole slaw and baked beans. Pickup will be at Riverside Park. Contact...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 8, 2021

Woodbury Discusses Cove Forge Updates

Woodbury Township supervisors discussed three outstanding permits from Cove Forge – one for a lot merger, one for land development, and the last for a stormwater plan and upgraded treatment plant. Stiffler-McGraw engineer Jim Young said he was in...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    July 8, 2021

Library Brings Back Summer Reading Program

Even during the summer months, a local library wants to make sure children continue to learn. To help boost children in their reading and understanding of the library, Williamsburg Public Library continues with its Summer Reading Program. Running...

 

Clint Curfman Earns Dean's List Honors at Shenandoah

Clint Curfman is one of 962 students who earned a spot on the dean’s list at Shenandoah University for the spring 2021 semester. To be considered for the dean’s list, students must complete at least 12 semester hours and earn a semester GPA of...

 

Students Named to Frostburg State University Dean's List

The following students from the area have been named to the dean’s list at Frostburg State University in recognition of outstanding academic achievement for the spring 2021 semester. To be eligible, a student must undertake a minimum of 12 credit...

 

Phillips Rangers' Massacre Remembrance Ceremony Held in Bedford County

On July 16, 1780, 11 Bedford County Rangers under the command of Captain William Phillips were ambushed by a combined detachment of British troops and Seneca warriors in the Woodcock Valley. The ambush resulted in a pitched battle and the outcome of...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    July 8, 2021

Blair County Historical Society to Hold Charity Auction

Editor's Note: The craft show and charity auction have been postponed due to the forecast of thundershowers. The craft show and auction will take place Sunday, July 18. The craft show will last from noon to 5 p.m. The auction will begin at 2 p.m....

 

Revolutionary War Monument to be Dedicated

Two hundred and forty years ago, on Sunday, June 3, 1781, the only actual event of the American Revolution of this region took place on soil that is within present-day Blair County. A detachment of Bedford County Rangers left Fort Fetter...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    July 8, 2021

Blair Co. 175th Anniversary Events Will Go Through Summer into Fall

Blair County is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. There will be several events marking the occasion throughout the summer into the fall. • July 17 and 18, Historic Hollidaysburg Inc.,...

 

Mason Baker Named to MAC Academic Honor Roll

Mason Baker of Martinsburg, was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s (MAC) 2020-21 Academic Honor Roll. Baker, a graduate of Central High School, is a member of the Lebanon Valley College men’s golf team(s) and is majoring in analytical...

 

Bedford County Players to Put on Comedy 'Opal's Husband'

The Bedford County Players will be performing John Patrick's comedy, "Opal's Husband," at the Church of the Brethren July 23, 24, 30 and 31. Friday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday's matinee...

 

Water Safety in Summer Heat

As many look to pools and waterways to cool off it’s important that before going in, on or around the water, every family member should become “water smart.” This starts with learning to be safe, making good choices, and learning to swim to at...

 

Central Cove FFA Members Compete in 2021 FFA Events

Eight members of the Central Cove FFA Chapter took part in the PA State FFA competitions during several days in May. All contests were held virtually this year due to the cancellation of an in-person...

 

2021-22 Antlerless Deer Licenses

Deer season still might be months away, but hunters who will need antlerless deer licenses in 2021-22 soon will need to fill out and send in their applications. Resident hunters may apply for their first antlerless deer license beginning Monday,...

 

Locusts Change Of Pace

The locusts are all but gone now. (Yes, I know the proper name for the big bugs that emerged this year for the first time in 17 years is "cicada." However, the "old timers" of my youth called them...

 

Clinics Help Bring the Residents of Vet Homes, Family Back Together

Residents at Pennsylvania’s six veterans homes are safer and closer to their families and friends thanks to each home recently holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The clinics were open to residents and staff who had not yet chosen to be...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    July 8, 2021

Woodbury Man Shows Off His Ice Cream Freezer, Lawn Tractor Collection

Samuel E. Rhodes of Woodbury, who formerly worked in construction, collects ice cream freezers and lawn tractors. In his collection of ice cream freezers, Rhodes has 430 freezers the oldest dated from...

 

Reunion Brings Bolgers to 'God's Country'

The Bolger family hosted their family reunion at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park over the Fourth of July weekend. During their two days together, the family participated in fun and games, such as a...

 

Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society Meets

Alpha Beta Chapter's June 22 meeting at Denny's Restaurant was called to order by President Becky Johnen, who reflected on the chapter's accomplishments of the last challenging year. As part of an...

 

A Cool Treat and a Visit

Jenny and Michele Snowberger of Hollidaysburg decided to treat themselves to ice cream at the Milky Way in East Freedom, which also gave them the opportunity to visit with their daughter Breona who...

 

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