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Charles Eugene Decker

Charles Eugene Decker, 83, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 6, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born Sept. 16, 1938, in Rainsburg, Bedford...

 

Barbara Ann (Stankiewicz) Clarke

Barbara Ann (Stankiewicz) Clarke, 85, of Harrisburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away at her residence Feb. 17, 2022, after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 6, 1936, in Reynoldsville,...

 

Barbra Ann Keith

Barbra Ann Keith, 80, of Woodbury, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Homewood in Martinsburg. She was born September 14, 1941, in Martinsburg; daughter of the late George Paul Elias, Sr. and Laura...

 

Carol Joanne Hunter

Carol Joanne Hunter, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Village Green Health Care. Joanne was born on July 23, 1933, in Roaring Spring, to the late James I. Rightnour and Kathryn Logue Rightnour. A graveside service was...

 

Anna Charity Gunnett

Anna C. Gunnett, 89, of Williamsburg, went home to be with her Lord, Friday morning, July 1, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 4, 1933, in Carlim, rural...

 

Local Students Named to Deans' Lists

CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY Everett – Shamin Jegan Chatham University Hollidaysburg – Elaina Fisher Duncansville – Sierra McClain Edinboro University Roaring Spring – Dylan Haley Claycomb Frostburg State University Everett – Bradley Snow, Zoe...

 

Ag Progress Days Features Engaging Field Demonstrations And Workshops

When it comes to showcasing the latest in agricultural goods and services, equipment, and technology, few events can match Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, slated for Aug. 9-11 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in...

 
 By CRAIG DIEHL    Opinion    July 14, 2022

Everybody Needs Milk

“Milk. It does a body good” That is just one Milk ad I remember. There were many over the years that touted the benefits of drinking milk. I like the 2 percent variety, but whole milk is best for kids. I drink 2 gallons a week, and we did 4+ when...

 

Roaring Spring Library to Have STEM Studio

Mondays in July promise to be super exciting at the Roaring Spring Community Library! STEM Studio will be happening Monday, July 18 and 25 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. STEM Studio will give kids the opportunity to drop in and explore the exciting world...

 

RS Lions Club Upcoming Events

• Little Miss Roaring Spring will be held on Friday, Aug. 5. Girls ages 6-9 with a Roaring Spring address are invited to participate. Send picture, name, age and parent information to [email protected] on or before July 31. • The ox...

 

Pennsylvania Candidates Should Pay Close Attention to 50+ Vote

As the candidates for governor and U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania hit the campaign trail this summer, it would be wise for them to pay closer attention to voters 50+. Why? Because all indications point to Pennsylvania voters 50+ being 61 percent of the...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 15, 1897 Notwithstanding repeated warnings, the wanton and malicious killing of songbirds still continues. A number of boys, (and we are sorry to say, men who should exercise better sense), are guilty of this. The slaughter must be...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of July 20, 1972 Dr. Joseph Itle, a recent graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, became an associate of Dr. Raymond Widdmann of Martinsburg. Dr. Widdman was still recuperating from serious burns received in an explosion...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of July 21, 1922 A very enjoyable picnic was spent by the clerks and former clerks along with their Manager, A. D. Mingle of the Roaring Spring Department Store, when they motored to Bland’s Park near Tyrone where they partook of a...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 17, 1997 The Martinsburg Police Department started patrolling on bicycles. The bicycle program was seen as an effective public relations tool, and as a quieter and more maneuverable form of transportation for police activity. The new...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of July 17, 1947 A planning committee was being formed to look into distribution of school students in the Cove. County school officials and supervising principals from Roaring Spring, Martinsburg and Morrisons Cove High Schools will make...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of July 19, 2012 George Acker, the Cove’s longtime weatherman, passed away at the age of 89. He submitted yearly weather forecasts to the Herald in January, hand written and based on his observations of circumstances around him, such as...

 

Teaching with Authority

Recently my wife and I attended college orientation with my youngest son. Next month, we will have two sons attending school full time. As I observed the campus and how young the incoming freshmen looked, I could not help but make a few...

 

Thought for the Week

We humans are pretty good at the blame game. We do not do so well at accepting responsibility. This started way back in the Garden of Eden, after our first human ancestors disobeyed God and ate from...

 

Church's Summer Lunch Program Now Offering Take-Out Meals

Wade Rodlind and Alexia Finochio, 17, are among the volunteers helping the Trinity United Methodist Church serve more than 100 lunches each day as part of the church’s summer lunch program....

 

Giving Box Opened at RS First Church of the Brethren

The Roaring Spring First Church of the Brethren has started a new outreach program for the community. A box has been placed on the California side of the parking lot of the church. It is called the...

 

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... Full story

 

Parade Prep

Scott Harclerode spends part of Monday morning removing weeds from the flowers outside his Walnut Street home in Martinsburg. This is the street that the Ag Parade will end on the next...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 14, 2022

Southern Cove Power Reunion Hold 'Successful' Shows, Rides

The July Southern Cove Power Reunion meeting was held on Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m. The meeting was called to order by President Jason Hileman. Club Secretary Melanie Clapper read the minutes, which were approved as read. The treasurer’s report...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    News    July 14, 2022

Local Girl Donates Money to Martinsburg Community Library

Ava Kozminski, daughter of Stephanie and Tom Kozminski, at just 8 years old was able to raise $230 at her local lemonade stand. Instead of keeping the money for herself, Kozminski graciously donated...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    July 14, 2022

African American Heritage Festival to Be Held in Altoona

The African American Heritage Festival returns after an eight-year absence. The event will be held Saturday, July 24, from noon to 8 p.m. with a Gospel Fest on Sunday, July 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m....

 

Grubbs Celebrating 65th Wedding Anniversary

On July 7, 1957, Replogle High School sweethearts Ray and Della Mae (Detwiler) Grubb were married by Della Mae's father Rev. Merle Detwiler. In 1966, they bought a dairy farm in New Enterprise, where...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    July 14, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

A little bit of an old school question this week – what is your favorite movie? I have been stuck inside with COVID and I get a little tired of watching WWE wrestling from the 1990s and my all-time favorite show – “Dateline” – so I was...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 14, 2022

Historical Society Looks at By-Laws

Cathy Over, of the Williamsburg Historical Society, said that the Historical Society “is well on it’s way to finally becoming a legal entity.” The group was created by Williamsburg residents to help keep the history of our town alive and their...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 14, 2022

Borough Contacts Dollar General Store for Reimbursement

The Williamsburg Borough, Catharine and Woodbury townships, the Williamsburg School District and Blair County have been tossing around the idea of the LERTA program. LERTA, the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance, is a tax abatement program...

 

Fourth Fest Fun For Families

In the photo above, the crowd gathered for Saturday evening's first Fourth Fest put on by Lower Trail Creamery, Biddle's Brewing and Belly Busters Food Truck. The whole day was packed with events cele...

 

Blair Co. Receives Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Employer Award

The Pennsylvania Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) honored Blair County with a national level award for its continued support of employees in the service. The county was nominated by Director of Geographic Information...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    July 14, 2022

Keeping Plants Alive: Watering Tips for the Summer

It’s the perfect storm. Excuse the pun. The tomato plants are ripening and the zucchini flowers have already formed shiny, dark green fruit. The frequency of rain and amounts of precipitation are diminishing and the temperatures are heading toward...

 

2022 Little Miss Morrisons Cove Winners Crowned

The Little Miss Morrisons Cove Pageant was held on Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m. Three winners were crowned at the pageant. LEFT: Little Miss 2022 was Kat Stewart, daughter of Lori and Jim Stewart. This...

 

Pushback PA, Blair County Tea Party Holding Screening of '2000 Mules'

In honor of Independence Day, the members of the Blair County Tea Party have donated one DVD copy of Dinesh D'Souza's groundbreaking documentary "2000 Mules" to eight local public libraries. A copy of the DVD will be available for rent at the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 14, 2022

South Woodbury Township Recognizes Volunteers

South Woodbury Township’s Board of Supervisors met on July 5, 2022, at 9 a.m. at the township office. All supervisors were in attendance as well as Secretary Rachel White. The meeting was called to order, and the monthly bills and treasurer’s...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    July 14, 2022

Enjoy Revolutionary War Days at Fort Roberdeau

Revolutionary War Days is a weekend of encampments. "We have reenactors from the Revolutionary War period that come to Fort Roberdeau and we have people representing the United States," Director of...

 

Additional Fall Turkey Firearms Restrictions Considered

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to a measure that simplifies regulations and provides the Game Commission yet another tool to respond to below-goal turkey populations. In years past, reducing the length of the fall...

 

60-And-Over Basketball Looking for New Players

For 20 years, the Garver YMCA has hosted 60-and-over basketball players two mornings per week. Today’s over-60 players play on Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning at 9 a.m. Their games are played on a pick-up basis each day. Recently, however, there...

 

Life List

Sportsmen who spend a great deal of time along rivers and creeks or in forests and along fields observe many things the average person never sees. Even the average person spots deer, groundhogs, rabbi...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    July 14, 2022

Healthy Blair County Coalition Holds Annual Meeting

The Healthy Blair County Coalition held its annual meeting on Friday, July 8, at the United Methodist Church in Hollidaysburg. The purpose of the meeting was to go over what the Coalition offered and...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    News    July 14, 2022

Park Director Urges Citizens to 'Have Investment' In Morrisons Cove Memorial Park

Chuck Gojmerac is the executive director of the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Gojmerac is a dedicated director and is excited for what the park has to offer this summer. “Our biggest event is the Cove Carnival,” Gojmerac said. Previously called...

 

40th Agricultural Parade

The 40th Ag Parade took place in Martinsburg on Tuesday, July 12....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 14, 2022

Woodbury Borough Looks At Maintenance Issues

The Woodbury Borough meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance on July 5, 2022. Present were President Shawn Claycomb, Vice President Tim Wentz, Mayor Jordon Pabon, Shane Suter, and Ron Dibert. Minutes from June were reviewed and approved. The...

 

Long Walks in Roaring Spring

Barbara Beecher (left) of Martinsburg and Joan Simpson of Bedford are cousins who like to get together a few times each week to go on a long walk together. The pair made their way along Bloomfield...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 14, 2022

State Senate Votes to Appoint Zimmerman to Fill Blair Co. Judge Slot

The Pennsylvania State Senate last week voted on 13 judicial appointments in eight counties, including Blair, moving Blair County closer to filling an empty bench on the Court of Common Pleas. The Senate voted 49-1 to appoint attorney Ilissa...

 

Martinsburg Library Fundraiser Returns

The Martinsburg Community Library will be holding the Library Bash at the Bistro on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at the Village Green Bistro on Village Way in Martinsburg. The event begins at 5 p.m. Tickets for the event, which cover a meal and a...

 

Herald's Little Helper

If you've seen Herald Staff Writer Rick Boston out and about, you've probably seen his very helpful daughter Olivia, who often tags along for his interviews and meetings. Livy, 10, has gone to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 14, 2022

Roaring Spring Playground Hit by Vandals

Cherry Street Park in Roaring Spring has been victimized by ongoing acts of vandalism and Borough Manager Lisa Peel is asking for help to put an end to it. At the Roaring Spring Borough Council's...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 14, 2022

Annual Ox Roast Successful for Fire Company

The annual Ox Roast was held on Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Even though the dates were moved this year, the ox roast proved to be very successful. Selling...

 

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