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 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 11, 2019

Roaring Spring Library Asks For More Time on Deed Decision

A standing-room-only crowd filled council chambers in the Roaring Spring Borough building on Monday evening, July 8, many of whom signed up to speak during the public comment portion of the borough...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 11, 2019

Governor Vetoes Interstate Travel Ban Exemption for Milk Haulers

Milk haulers across Pennsylvania will have to cross their fingers this winter now that Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill that would have exempted milk trucks from interstate travel bans during inclement weather. House Bill 915 was introduced by House...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 11, 2019

Claysburg Family Attacked by Pit Bull; Breed Banned in Some Cities

A family of three was attacked and injured by a pit bull in their Greenfield Township home on Friday morning, July 5. According to Greenfield Township police, William Cox, 69, and his wife, Connie, 67, were having a discussion in their Connie Drive h...

 
 By Amy Keith    News    July 11, 2019

A Country Star in Martinsburg

Rising country star Josh Gallagher, a competitor on the TV show "The Voice" and a native of Cresson, now living in Nashville, entertained the crowd on Friday night, July 5, at Morrisons Cove Memorial...

 

DEATH RECORD

ALBRIGHT, Gerald R., 78, Roaring Spring COX, Cathy Sue, 44, Pittsburgh, formerly of Queen GARNER, William S. “Bill,” 56, Roaring Spring RHODES, Donald Ray, 73, rural Martinsburg WEAVER, Ruth C., 87, East Freedom WYLAND, Kenneth L., 78,... Full story

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    July 11, 2019

Greenfield Supervisors Approve Road Improvements

Greenfield Township supervisors approved several road improvements at their July 2 meeting. Board members accepted a bid from New York-based Suit-Kote to double sealcoat Pine Hollow, Picnic, Upper Claar, Smoky Run and Tippy Hill roads at a cost of...

 

GERALD R. ALBRIGHT

Gerald R. Albright, 78, of Roaring Spring, passed away late Monday, July 1, 2019, at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona, following a short battle with cancer. At the request of the...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel FBLA Chapter Sends 20 to Nationals

Twenty members of the Claysburg-Kimmel chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference (NLC) held June 27 through July 3 in San Antonio....

 

CATHY SUE COX

Cathy Sue Cox, 44, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Queen, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. A funeral was held on Monday, July 8, at the...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway for Saturday, July 27

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway for Friday, July 26

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase...

 

WILLIAM S. 'BILL' GARNER

William S. “Bill” Garner, 56, of Roaring Spring, died on Friday, July 5, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following an extended illness. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the New Life Alliance Church, East Freedo...

 

DONALD RAY RHODES

Donald Ray Rhodes, 73, of Martinsburg, passed away early Wednesday morning, July 3, 2019, at PennKnoll Village, Everett. A funeral was held on Friday, July 5, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., www.bolgerfuneralhome.com, Martinsburg. Pastor David...

 

RUTH C. WEAVER

Ruth C. Weaver, 87, of East Freedom, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, following an extended illness. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at the Grace Fellowship Church – Leamersville Campus, where a funeral will be...

 

Public Meeting and Plans Display for the Route 36 Corridor Study

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will conduct an open house and plans display pertaining to a study of the Route 36 corridor between Interstate 99 and Roaring Spring Borough. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July...

 

KENNETH L. WYLAND

Kenneth L. “Red” Wyland, 78, of McKee, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon, July 2, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, after a brief illness. A Celebration of Life service was held on Sunday, July 7, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc.,...

 

PUBLIC NOTICES

Storage Sale Due to non payment of storage rent and fees, all property of David Clark, 323 E. John Street, Bedford, PA 15522 stored at Freedom Junction Self Storage, East Freedom, PA, will be sold on July 16, 2019, at 10 a.m., at Freedom Junction,... Full story

 

Herald Visits the Netherlands

Cletus "Bud" Reasey of Roaring Spring traveled to the Netherlands in December 2018 to visit a family friend, Wanda Gielen of the providence of Limburg. It was a dream come true for Bud, who visited...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

If you are a reader who enjoys unique, even quirky characters; think "A Man Called Ove"; you will enjoy the novel, "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine." As you begin reading this novel, you will...

 
 By Dave Potchak    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Po's Peek at the Past

In 1971 Neil Young began his search for a "Heart of Gold." Had his quest continued for another dozen years or so, he surely would have discovered one in a baby girl, born in the northern part of Bedfo...

 

Guest Commentary

As a young boy growing up next to Fairview Cemetery, I always looked forward to the Memorial Day Parade and the ceremonies that were held at the cemetery to remember those who served our country. The three-volley salute followed by the playing of...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of July 7, 2009 Martinsburg Borough Council approved development of a comprehensive plan Monday in cooperation with neighboring North Woodbury Township, pending award of a state grant to cover half the cost. Five council members were present...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 7, 1994 Brittany Colbert, 9, daughter of Wayne and Janet Colbert of Martinsburg RD 1, was crowned 1994 Little Miss Morrisons Cove Tuesday evening at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. First runner-up was Danielle Greenleaf, 9, daughter of...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of July 10, 1969 The dedication of the VFW Little League Ballfield at Memorial Park Marked Martinsburg’s observance of Independence Day. The field, estimated to be worth $25,000, was built by D. Merl Tipton Post 43, Veterans of Foreign...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of July 13, 1944 The Martinsburg Sportsmen have taken on a very interesting and practical project in the shape of a small farm with buildings suitable for making a very convenient and comfortable club house. The farm is located about one half...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of July 11, 1919 The most destructive storms known to present residents passed over this end of the county on Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. The storm of Saturday was heaviest over the Roaring Spring district and through the Gap. The...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 5, 1894 Following a two-day trial, J. Frank Kyler of Roaring Spring was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of William Butler on March 22. Kyler shot Butler from the window of a Martinsburg home when the...

 

Other Voices

By LEE H. HAMILTON A few months ago, the federal debt we have accumulated over the past decades crossed the $22 trillion mark. That’s a record. And it’s surely not going to be the last. According to Congressional Budget Office estimates, annual...

 

Guest Commentary

Recently, we celebrated the anniversary of the 75th year since D-Day, when the Allied forces began to take back the countries over run by Hitler and his third Reich. The Nazi occupation was fueled by Hitler and his belief and acceptance of evolution...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 11, 2019

Blair Airport Thanks Customers During Appreciation Day

A crowd of more than 250 enjoyed drinks, food and a Mariachi band at Altoona-Blair County Airport's Customer Appreciation party on Tuesday, June 18. This was the third year for the airport to have...

 

Open Houses to Discuss Wildlife Threats

Today, Pennsylvania’s wildlife faces a variety of threats. These threats often are related to both natural and human-caused factors. As the state agency responsible for managing Pennsylvania’s wildlife, the Pennsylvania Game Commission must...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 11, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

I have been fly-fishing for trout for a little more than 50 years. After I had graduated from high school, I thought I would try to become a serious trout fisherman. When I saw Ralph Haney and his...

 

Old Mortar, New Brew in H-burg

Irony is always fascinating. If you know much at all about Allegheny Street in the Borough of Hollidaysburg, you know that the buildings are architecturally fascinating, built close together, of vario...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Published by Our Daily Bread Ministries are little booklets called Discovery Series, written by different authors. Usually I sort-of-like “plow” through them and forget what I read, but last week when I was snapping green beans, the newest...

 

BPW Club Receives 2 Awards

The Martinsburg Business and Professional Women's Club, which has been meeting in the community for 70 years, was the recipient of two awards given at the BPW District 5 meeting held in April. The...

 

Readers Enjoy Online Version

Morrisons Cove Herald correspondent Jill Brubaker Reigh (front) wanted to take the Herald to Orlando for her family to see but her plane departed on July 5 before the paper edition arrived. So she...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding." ~Proverbs 4:7 (NIV) I can still remember the first time I ever read from the book of Proverbs. We were sittin...

 

Thought for the Week

Paul has completed his effort in Athens. I am certainly not one to rate his success or failure. Every Evangelist would like to reach more people. But every soul that comes to Christ is a great...

 

Nason's First June Baby

Denae Hershberger (left), the Bedford County Dairy Princess, recently presented a basket featuring items related to dairy to a newborn baby, Sadie Diehl, who is from Bedford County. Sadie is the...

 

Vigil in H-burg to Protest Treatment Of Refugees at Detention Centers

Lights for Liberty, a worldwide candlelight vigil, will be held on Friday, July 12, at the steps of the Blair County Courthouse in Hollidaysburg to protest the inhumane treatment of refugees seeking asylum in the United States detention centers....

 

Brethren in Christ Church to Host VBS

A children’s event called Roar VBS will be hosted at Martinsburg Brethren in Christ Church from July 14 to July 18. Roar is for children from age 3 to Grade 8 and will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. daily. At Roar, kids will discover that God is good...

 

Valley Rural Electric Sponsors Annual Youth Tour to D.C.

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative sponsored 15 high school students from eight school districts on the 2019 Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 16-21. The teens, who just completed the...

 

McConnellstown Playhouse to Present Spirited Whodunit

Ghost hunting takes a dangerously amusing turn this July as "Murder Inn" opens at 7:30 p.m. on July 19 at The Playhouse at McConnellstown. The play will feature a solid combination of thriller and com...

 

St. Francis University Names Students to Spring 2019 President's, Dean's Lists

More than 750 Saint Francis University (Loretto) students made one of the spring 2019 honor's lists: president’s or dean’s. To achieve either of the two honor’s list, students must have full-time status and attain a quality-point average of...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Elvin and Brenda Zimmerman of New Enterprise welcomed a son, Evan, at 6:24 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at home. Evan’s siblings are Valerie, 10; Gabriel, 8; Janene, 5; and William, 3. Maternal grandparents are Isaac and Anna Mary Zimmerman of...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 11, 2019

Plans in Motion for Boro Zoning Ordinance

Dave McFarland of the Blair County Planning Commission was on hand during the July 1 Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to discuss updates on both the Comprehensive Plan and the new Zoning...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 11, 2019

Authority Hears Update on Catharine Twp. Sewer Line Ext.

Dave Cunningham of Keller Engineers was present at the July 2 Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting on behalf of Catharine Township to give the authority an update on the Act 537 plan/sewer line extension to Ganister project. Cunningham told the...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Yard Sale Day Set Williamsburg will host its annual Community Yard Sale day Saturday, Aug. 3. Summer Day Camp Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, will host children to enjoy a week of day camp. Zion is partnering with the United...

 

New Measures to Support Farmers Signed into Law

Editor's Note: The information in this article was provided by the office of Republican state Sen. Judy Ward and the office of Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf. A broad package of bills to support Pennsylvania agric...

 

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