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Penny N. Mountain

Penny N. Mountain, 74, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, at UPMC Altoona, after a long battle with Lymphoma. She was born April 1, 1947, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late...

 

Peggy Lou Ferry

Peggy Lou Ferry, 89, of Roaring Spring, formerly of Woodbury, passed away July 17, 2021 at home. She was born Jan. 7, 1932; daughter of the late John F. and Stella (Morgan) Snyder. On Feb. 14, 1992, at the Mt. Pleasant UCC she was united in marriage...

 

Charles G. "Chuck" Shriver

Charles G. “Chuck” Shriver, 80, of Bakers Summit, passed away peacefully Monday evening, July 12, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 16, 1940, in Roaring Spring the...

 
 By NATALIE KAPUSTIK    News    July 22, 2021

New Pa Law Aims To Protect Seniors From Abuse

Legislation introduced by Rep. Kate Klunk, R-Hanover, to combat elder abuse was approved by the Senate late last month and later signed by the governor. Under Klunk’s bill, House Bill 1431, posting pictures of care dependent individuals without...

 

How Prevalent Is Animal Abuse In Pennsylvania?

Libre’s Law, the anti-cruelty law (Act 10) that strengthened the protection of animals, went into effect in late August of 2017. Since then, over 25,000 animal abuse offenses have been filed...

 

Live Music Returns to Hollidaysburg with Free Concerts

Get your folding chairs ready! Live music in Hollidaysburg has returned with free outdoor concerts provided by the Hollidaysburg Borough, Hollidaysburg Arts Council, Hollidaysburg Community Band and the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. Live concerts...

 
 By KAREN DOLAN    Opinion    July 22, 2021

Relief For American Families Is On Its Way

Did you hear the good news? If you’re a parent or a single, low-income worker, more historic relief is on its way to your bank account. From July 15 through the end of the year, most families with children under 18 will receive between $250 and...

 

Survey Ranks Pa. Among Best Employers for New Grads

COVID-19 forced mass layoffs at many companies, which of course did not help 2020 graduates looking for a job. And now, a year later, a recent study ranks the state as one of the nation’s best employers for new graduates. The study found factors...

 
 By KEVIN YODER    Opinion    July 22, 2021

History Room and Reconnecting with Our Past By Kevin Yoder

A citizen should be proud of the area they live in, and to be proud of it, they must know the history of how it came to be and appreciate that said history. While it’s true that much of what happens throughout our lives and the people we meet...

 

Demonstrations, Exhibits Are A Draw For Ag Progress Days

The latest trends in agricultural technology and equipment will be on display at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, slated for Aug. 10-12 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Centre County. With nearly 500 commercial...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 23, 1896 The Pennsylvania Railroad station was entered when burglars cut a hole in a window shutter and slipped the bolt. The money drawer of the ticket case was opened, but there was no money in it. A hole was bored in the door safe,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of July 22, 1971 The water shortage at Spring Cove Junior High School was discussed by the designers of the school, the school board and Roaring Spring Borough Council, but no solution to the problem was found. Severe winds accompanying a...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of July 22, 1921 Aug. 4 was the date for the big Morrisons Cove Memorial Picnic. Committees were enthusiastic about the planned athletic features, speakers and music furnished by the Woodbury, Salemville, Williamsburg and local bands. A big...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 18, 1996 Roaring Spring Rotarians Daniel Over and John Hoover were recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. Williamsburg Borough Council learned that a $20,000 grant had been approved by the state for improvements to Riverside Park. The...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of July 25, 1946 Speedy action by a threshing crew and prompt response by the Martinsburg Fire Company prevented a possible loss of more than $25,000 when flames enveloped a straw stack beside one of the largest barns in North Woodbury...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of July 21, 2011 An old, unpaved, seldom-used alley is again causing concern in the borough of Martinsburg. The alley runs parallel to South Market Street from West Allegheny Street two blocks to West State Street. The block-long stretch of...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    July 22, 2021

Another Duck Story

The illustration shared during worship this week was a whimsical story about ducks (which can be watched by going to www.newenterprisecob.com) that reminded me of my own duck experiences. Last year...

 

Woodbury Cafe Becomes a Church Again

First a church, then a cafe, then a church again! Woodbury Borough’s 134 Main Street is changing hands. Currently Woodbury Cafe, it’s soon to be Grace Communion Woodbury, a congregation of Grace...

 

Thought for the Week

It has been said, “The Church began on the Day of Pentecost.” That could make sense. Two of the main ingredients were present: Sinners in need of salvation and The Holy Spirit Who could guide...

 

St. John's United Church of Christ to Celebrate Christmas in July

St John’s United Church of Christ, 117 E. Julian Street, Martinsburg, was closed to worship due to COVID-19 concerns during the 2020 Advent/Christmas season. For this reason, the congregation will celebrate Christmas in July Sunday, July 25, 2021....

 

Public Notices

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE APPLICATION The Martinsburg Municipal Authority intends to request a Categorical Exclusion under the State Environmental Review Process for the project area associated with the Lock Mountain Lead Joint Waterline Replacement P...

 

Pa. Dept. of Ag: $1.4 Million To Help Specialty Crop Market

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is seeking projects that strengthen the state’s competitiveness of horticultural specialty crops and combat food system shortfalls associated with COVID-19. Proposals, due July 30, 2021, are for the...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    July 22, 2021

-From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen-

I was on vacation last week to Horseheads, NY and as my mom exclaimed when I got back - “thank goodness the cook is back.” Of course, I had to deliver this past weekend with two delicious recipes to go with our cookout on Sunday. And now, I get...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 22, 2021

Ice Cream Owners Bring Issues to Municipal Authority

Reggie and Leslie Lower, owners of the Lower Trail Creamery, attended the Williamsburg Municipal Authority’s July meeting on Wednesday, July 14. Their property was one unit, but with the ice cream stand, it was bumped to two units for water and...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    July 22, 2021

W-Burg Farm Gives Out Free Ice Cream and Dairy Education

The dairy industry is big in Pennsylvania and a local farm wants the community to understand it. The third annual Sundae Funday was held at Mill Hill Farms in Williamsburg from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday,...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    July 22, 2021

Graduate Designs Floral Arrangements in Free Time

When many in Williamsburg hear the name Elizabeth Frederick, one thing that comes to mind is softball. Yes, "Liz" Frederick is a standout on the softball field, but what many do not know is that...

 

Vacation Bible School to be Held at St. John's Reformed Church of Loysburg

St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will hold a one-week evening Vacation Bible School for children of the church and community beginning Sunday, Aug. 1. Hours will be 5:30 to 7:40 p.m. through Thursday, Aug. 5. Bible lessons, snacks and games...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Faith    July 22, 2021

Catholic Churches Set to Resume Obligation to Attend Mass

In March 2020, the onslaught of COVID-19 suddenly and dramatically changed the routines of our lives. From the way we shopped for groceries, educated our kids, went to work, or worshipped, adjustments had to be made as officials frantically searched...

 

Scientists at Penn State Develop Model To Predict Lanternfly Egg Hatch

Research conducted by scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has led to the creation of an online tool that can help predict seasonal egg hatch for spotted lanternflies. The...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

This column was originally published in the July 21, 2016, edition of the Herald. The young Clover Creek farmer knew before he checked his rain gauge that nothing measurable would be in it, but he...

 

Pool Day

Everyone enjoys the pool on a hot summer day....

 

Hunters: Slower-Than-Usual License Fulfillment Expected

Hunters eager to see if their 2021-22 antlerless deer license has been awarded might need to wait a little longer than usual. The new licensing system now used to issue all hunting licenses, including antlerless licenses, has experienced slowdowns...

 

Saving Access

"Rich, I've noticed you don't write columns about spots where you fish," a reader of "The Sportsman's Corner" recently observed. "People would really like to go fishing in some of your special spots....

 

State Police Seizes More Than $19.6 Million in Illegal Drugs During the Second Quarter of 2021

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced today that troopers confiscated $19,601,549 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamines, and other illicit drugs in the second quarter of 2021....

 
 By Christen Smith    News    July 22, 2021

Pa. Double Counted 500,000 Vaccine Doses

Pennsylvania’s number of vaccinated residents shrank by more than 500,000 last week after the state revealed it counted some doses twice. The discovery came July 9 when the Department of Health said more than 11.3 million doses of the COVID-19...

 

$300,000 Available to Promote Agriculture Sales, Export Markets

On July 7, Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding called for proposals for projects designed to increase consumer awareness of Pennsylvania agriculture products and increase sales and exports. The department will award up to $303,000 in...

 

Mix It Up

Dane Noel and Mike Keith begin the process of making another batch of craft beer mixing grain and hot water Saturday, July 17, at the Spring Dam Brewery....

 

Blair Co. Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Altoona

To help reduce the amount of hazardous waste in our homes, waste stream and our water supply, the Intermunicipal Relations Committee (IRC) will hold its annual Blair County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Friday, July 23, from noon to...

 
 By NATALIE KAPUSTIK    News    July 22, 2021

Wolf Signs Sell-By Date Legislation

To boost the Pennsylvania dairy industry, legislation allowing milk processors more flexibility with dating products was recently passed by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf. Act 62 of 2021, introduced as Senate Bill 434, will allow milk...

 

Getting Some Work Done

Brandon Smith of Martinsburg does some maintenance work on a building housing The Milk Barn Monday afternoon, July 19....

 

National FFA Scholarships Awarded to Local Students

Two of the National FFA Organization Scholarship recipients come from the Williamsburg FFA Chapter for the 2021-2022 school year. The chapter's first recipient is Elizabeth Frederick (left in the...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    July 22, 2021

Local Man Shares Passion for the Outdoors Through Art

Though it has been two decades, one local man was able to combine his love of art with his love of the outdoors. Brian Ford is an artist from Martinsburg that is a part of HBF Outdoors LLC. His work...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    July 22, 2021

Blair County Court to Celebrate 175th Anniversary on July 27

In conjunction with the 175th anniversary of Blair County, the Blair County courts are also celebrating the milestone birthday. A special free event will be held July 27 at 3 p.m. in courtroom one...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 22, 2021

Vets' Charity Orgs. Host Cornhole Tournament, Give Scholarships

On Saturday, July 17, two local 501 c3 Veteran's charity organizations combined forces to provide assistance to local veterans during these times of uncertainty. The Marauders MC and SPC Chad A....

 

ARPA Payments Issued to Pennsylvania Municipalities

Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced today that the second batch of payments under the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery program has been sent to qualifying Pennsylvania municipalities. Overall, Blair County was...

 

Fire Destroys Hollidaysburg Home

Three people escaped their burning Frankstown Sportsman Road home in Hollidaysburg on Friday afternoon, July 16. According to the Geeseytown Fire Company, the call came in around 5:15 p.m. for a...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 22, 2021

Woodbury Borough Council Discusses Post Office Issues, Christmas Decoration Donations

The Woodbury Borough Council met on July 6. Minutes were presented, reviewed and accepted. The borough has completed all the necessary paperwork to receive COVID-19 funds. This will amount to $27,000 being given to the borough over a two-year time....

 

Blood Shortage Continues: Red Cross Needs Donors Now

While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give this summer, the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and...

 

Ox Roast Brings Community Together

Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company's annual ox roast was held Saturday, July 17....

 

Bedford Co. Historical Society's '250th Anniversary Race'

The Bedford County Historical Society, in partnership with Howard Hanna Bardell Realty, will be hosting its 250th Anniversary Race on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Shawnee State Park. The race lengths will be a 10k run and a 5k walk/run. It takes place during...

 

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