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NBC Board Increases Real Estate Taxes by 3.2 Percent

The Northern Bedford County School Board met Tuesday, June 18, with the major item on the agenda passage of the 2019-20 budget. According to the approved budget, NBC will be enacting a tax increase of 3.2 percent for the upcoming year. The tax levy...

 

Public Notices

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed proposals will be received by the: ROARING SPRING BORO of Blair County at 616 Spang Street, P.O. Box 33, Roaring Spring, Pa 16673 until 4:00 PM on August 12, 2019 , for the following: ITEM 1 –12,361 S.Y. MILLING OF...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    News    July 18, 2019

'Dr. Deer' Addresses Sportsmen on CWD and Herd Culling

On Saturday, July 13, Dr. James Kroll presented a seminar about deer and chronic wasting disease to more than 100 sportsmen at the Hollidaysburg Middle School auditorium. Kroll is known as "Dr. Deer"...

 
 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    July 18, 2019

Dave Scott's July Column Misleads

I read "Dave Scott, Jr.'s" "Nonfiction Section" in the July 5, 2019, Herald and, as usual, some of his information sounds ... well, fictional. But "Dave" doesn't site the source for his numbers. Commu...

 

Ox Roast Fri. and Sat. in M-burg

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its largest fundraiser of the year – the annual Ox Roast Festival – Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, starting at 11 a.m. each day at the Alley Kitchen at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Food will...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 18, 2019

Newry Borough Reduces Number of Council Seats from 5 to 3

Newry borough has had trouble filling all five seats on its council, making it difficult to conduct borough business. With just three sitting council members and nobody seeking a seat in last May’s primary election, the borough has come to the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 18, 2019

Roaring Spring Man Sentenced for Obtaining Stolen Benefits

A Roaring Spring man who pled guilty in federal court to stealing government funds was sentenced last week to 180 days of home detention, three years of probation and ordered to make restitution. Glenn P. Rhykerd, 69, pled guilty in February of... Full story

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 12, 1894 Daniel Greaser, 40, of Clover Creek was injured at Boyer’s saw mill near Marklesburg, Huntingdon County. According to reports, Greaser was using a file to work on a revolving wheel when the wheel burst, hurling the file...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of July 18, 1919 Frederick W. Keagy, one of Martinsburg’s leading retired business men, died at the Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, Sunday evening at 9:45 o’clock, following an operation for obstruction of the bowels. He had been in ill...

 

Douglas Smith Resigns from M-burg Council

Martinsburg Borough Council is accepting letters of interest for a vacancy that has occurred due to an immediate resignation. The council on July 8 accepted the resignation of Douglas D. Smith, who was the council’s pro-tem. To fill the pro-tem...

 

Soap Box Laundry Launches Drop-off Service at Martinsburg

The owners of the Soap Box Laundromats in Martinsburg and Roaring Spring have launched a new laundry service. Starting on Monday, July 22, a "fluff and fold" laundry service will be offered from the...

 

Splashdown at the Park

Leah Pugh, 9, of Hollidaysburg, comes off the water slide at Hershberger Memorial Pool in Martinsburg Friday, July 12 . More than 150 children from the Blair Regional YMCA (formerly the Hollidaysburg...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of July 20, 1944 Clarence Meade Fetter Jr., a Salemville young man, is probably a victim of the invasion made in Normandy, having been reported by the navy as missing. The young man had been a first class fireman on the tug mine sweeper,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of July 17, 1969 Martinsburg Borough will offer its employees a health benefit plan, beginning Aug.1. Borough Council Monday approved a plan that would provide hospitalization of $34 a day for 120 days, major medical benefits and a $2,000...

 

C-K School Board Approves $13 Million Budget for 2019-20

Claysburg-Kimmel school directors gave final approval to the 2019-20 budget during their June meeting. The budget includes a real estate tax increase of 3.4 percent, the district’s Act I limit. Expenditures for the next fiscal year in the budget...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 14, 1994 Deanna Snively is the new Little Miss Roaring Spring. Runners-up-up for the title at Tuesday night’s pageant were Nicole Sottile, first runner-up; Kirstin Ritchey, second runner-up; and Heather Hinton, third runner-up. The R...

 
 By ROBIN DODSON    News    July 18, 2019

Taylor Twp. Residents Raise Concerns About Local Roads

The Taylor Township Supervisors’ July 8 meeting opened to a packed house of concerned citizens. A couple residing on Cemetery Avenue in Roaring Spring attended to ask who owns the road. The residents said upgrades and repairs to the road are not...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of July 16, 2009 There are people in Taylor Township who say they want to save money and decrease their “carbon footprint,” but they say the township is making it difficult. The supervisors are hoping to compromise by keeping the township...

 

DEATH RECORD

EDWARDS (DECARLO), Winifred F., 87, Williamsburg HAMM, James W., 77, Roaring Spring SLIKER, Donna June, 66, Roaring Spring SMITH, Charles E., 70, Lewisberry... Full story

 

WINIFRED F. (DECARLO) EDWARDS

Winifred F. (DeCarlo) Edwards, 87, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday evening, July 11, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A rosary service and vigil for the deceased was recited Tuesday, July 16, at John K....

 

Why Public Libraries Are Relevant in the Digital Age

When people ask me what I do for a living and I respond with “I work at the Roaring Spring Community Library,” I almost always get the same reaction. If I had a dollar for every time someone hinted that my job and the place where I work are no...

 

JAMES W. HAMM

James W. Hamm, 77, of Roaring Spring, died Sunday morning, July 14, 2019, at home, following a battle with cancer. A funeral was held Wednesday, July 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Roaring Spring. The Rev. Kevin Locker officiated. Inurnment...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    July 18, 2019

Facts Don't Change Just Because You Don't Like Them

In last week’s Herald, I wrote an article about the incident in Claysburg where a pit bull attacked a family of three. In that article I pointed out that this was the second serious pit bull attack in our area in the last 14 months as a 6-year-old...

 

DONNA JUNE SLIKER

Donna June Sliker, 66, of Roaring Spring, died peacefully Thursday evening, July 11, 2019, at home. Friends and family will be received from 5 until the 7:30 memorial service Friday, July 26, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc.,...

 

Turnpike Tolls to Rise 6%

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) today approved a six percent toll increase for 2020 for both E-ZPass and cash customers. The increase is set to start at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 5, 2020 on all sections and extensions excluding three western PA...

 

GACTC Students Participate In SkillsUSA Competition

The Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center has announced the results of its student competitors at the national SkillsUSA Competition in June. The SkillsUSA Championships are a variety of competitive events showcasing the top career and...

 

CKHS Class of 1969

The Claysburg-Kimmel Class of 1969 had its 50th reunion on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29. A picnic get-together was held at the home of Rich and Sandy Allison in Claysburg on Friday evening,...

 

Central Pa. Bible Conference July 28-Aug. 2 at Lakemont

The 99th annual Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will be held on the dates of Sunday, July 28, through Friday Aug. 2. Services will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 4 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with a dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. for those...

 

Rotary, Dragon Pride Golf Outing Exceeds Goals

The fourth annual Morrisons Cove Rotary Club and Dragon Pride Foundation Golf Outing was held Friday, June 14, at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring RR. Officials said the golf outing was a...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 18, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Not long ago, I had just finished mowing my lawn for what seemed to be the millionth time this summer when I noticed my neighbor, Dr. Archie O. Logist, professor of phenomenology at the nearby Ganiste...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I'm a Roaring Spring native, 1995 graduate of Central High School and a Penn State architecture Class of 2000 grad now residing in San Diego, California. Our families continue to...

 

Pennsylvania Continues for Dedicated Fish and Wildlife Conservation Funding

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission see today’s introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in the U.S. House of Representatives as landmark legislation that could provide more care for...

 

Commissioners to Meet July 22-23 in Harrisburg

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is scheduled to meet Monday, July 22, and Tuesday, July 23, at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters. Both meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., with doors opening at 7:45 a.m. Individuals interested in offering... Full story

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    July 18, 2019

Groups' Contributions Recognized by the Spring Cove School Board

Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker gave special recognition to several groups which had significantly contributed to the Spring Cove School District at the Monday, July 15, school board meeting. The Quarterback Club has made a special effort to work...

 

International Friends Visit RS

The Roaring Spring Historical Society was delighted to welcome more international friends to its monthly "Ice Cream Special" event June 16. Central High School alumna and former exchange student from...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"The hyenas stopped. Then another roar tore the air. The hyenas listened and then, after two more ear-splitting roars, they ran off." I stopped reading here in Chapter 6, "The Plains of Death" in the...

 

Braden Ebersole Earns Degree at Frostburg St. U.

Braden Ebersole, of New Enterprise, recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Frostburg (Maryland) State University during its 154th commencement ceremonies. FSU President Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk conferred nearly 700...

 

Library Donation

Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving recently donated $2,500 to the Roaring Spring Community Library. Presenting the check to library director Michelle McIntyre are Tom Marino (left) of the Games of...

 

Lines by Lee

I had the opportunity last week to perform the wedding ceremony for a young woman who had been in my youth group. I saw her grow up. Her future husband and I last summer bonded over our love of...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 18:1-11 Genesis 15:1-4 Genesis 26:22-25 Exodus 14:13-16 Joshua 8:1 & 10:8 & 25 St. Luke 1:30-35 St. Luke 2:10-14 "Fear Not." These are some of the most wonderful words ever...

 

Pennsylvania 'Kids in Hot Car' Law Now in Effect

A new law that went into effect on July 15, 2019, means that those who take certain steps to rescue children locked inside hot cars will be provided some legal immunity in Pennsylvania. On May 16, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill protecting “Good...

 

Keystone Branch Plans Bike MS Event

The 24th annual Bike MS: Glimcher Keystone Country Ride is expected to host at least 400 cyclists from Pennsylvania and surrounding states for a two-day event that will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21. The registration fee is on the...

 

Blair County 4-H Youth Compete at Agriculture Challenge

Four Blair County 4-H members, making up the Blair County 4-H Science of Agriculture Team, competed against 10 other teams from across the state June 19-21. Team members Kase Smith, Garrison Dibert,...

 

Pennsylvania Ag Dept. Urges Residents to Check Rhododendron for Disease

This spring, Pennsylvania was among 28 states where retailers received rhododendrons which may have been exposed to a plant pathogen called Phytophthora ramorum. The pathogen causes infectious disease in popular Pennsylvania plants and shrubs...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

For the last four years of my life, I have been blessed with the presence of a little girl in my preschool class – Julia Kuzar. She is the definition of an “old soul,” whose wittiness, sense of humor and sweet personality have delighted many a...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

We are all about having fun on this page, so I decided this week we needed a fun question. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, “Growing up, who was your biggest celebrity crush?” Here is what a few had to say: Scott Kyler: Kelly...

 

Youth Have Crossed Bridges for 11 Years

What do you get when you cross Williamsburg youth with summer community service and recreational activities? You get the Bridge Project. The Bridge Project is in its 11th year in Williamsburg and is...

 

Allison Reunion to Be Held Sunday in Williamsburg

The 95th annual Samuel Allison clan reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Williamsburg Riverside Park Pavilion. Relatives are asked to gather at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and bring a picnic hot and cold dish to share at 1:30 p.m....

 

Western Pa. Gas Prices Edge Closer to $3 Mark

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is six cents higher this week at $2.983 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. States in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region are experiencing some of the lowest...

 

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