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What Happened in 1776 Did Not Stay There

July 4 was a hot and humid day. It was the kind of weather that old people are supposed to avoid by staying in the air conditioning. So, we obliged as we waited for the cool of the evening to partake...

 

Adopt at the RSCL

There are many ways you can support the Roaring Spring Community Library. Adoption is a unique way to contribute to the library and make an impact on the community. Adopt an Author The Adopt an Author program allows you to not only be first in line...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 19, 1894 J. Frank Kyler, who was convicted in June of voluntary manslaughter, was sentenced to a $100 fine and nine months in prison, beginning from the day he was first incarcerated. A jury, upon finding Mr. Kyler guilty of the March...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of July 11, 1919 Martinsburg Borough, North Woodbury, Huston and Taylor townships should join in a permanent memorial. Why not? There is a little flower that blooms in its beauty; we call it the Forget-me-Not. One little act in life may be a...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of July 27, 1944 For the greater part of a year a Martinsburg family had four sons in the armed services during the present war. The parents are Mr. and Mrs. William Butler of Mansard street, West Martinsburg. The sons are: Sergeant Ira Dean B...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of July 24, 1969 A Martinsburg mother of four is fighting for her life this week. Mrs. Edith LaRue Teeter, 29, has been a patient in Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, since July 2, a victim of renal failure, a chronic kidney...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 21, 1994 Jamie Flaugh, fire queen for the Freedom Township Fire Company, is the new fire queen for the Allied Volunteer Firemen’s Association of Blair County. Placing second among seven contestants for the county title was Angie...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of July 23, 2009 Army Spc. Chad A. Edmundson, 20, was honored July 17 at a dedication and memorial service at Riverside Park, Williamsburg. Edmundson, of Williamsburg, died May 27 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive...

 

Public Notices

Estate Notice Letters have been granted on the Estate of the following decedent to the representative named who requests all persons having claims against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same to him or his attorney, and all persons... Full story

 

DEATH RECORD

AMER, Donna Jane, 80, Northumberland, former resident of Morrisons Cove and Hughesville... Full story

 

DONNA JANE AMER

Donna Jane Amer, 80, a current resident of Northumberland, Pa., and a former resident of Hughesville, Pa., passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Donna was born on March 23, 1939, in Roaring Spring, to Donald and Jane Bankert. At a young age she...

 

Takin' It to the Streets in Hollidaysburg

Downtown Hollidaysburg came alive after hours last Thursday, July 18, to the sounds of classic rock as the Downtown Live Concert Series continued on the Diamond. Folks lined Allegheny and North...

 

NES&L Begins Work on Rt. 1001 Resurfacing Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that prime contractor New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co, Inc., of New Enterprise, will begin work on a resurfacing project on Route 1001 (Plank Road) from US 22 to Sheraton Drive in...

 

Area Students Named to Dean's List at the Mount

Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, has announced its dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester. The dean’s list honors students enrolled in 12 or more semester hours who have achieved a minimum 3.50 grade-point average (GPA); or students enrolled...

 

Blair County DUI Task Force to Be on Streets This Week

The Blair County DUI Task Force will be conducting one or more events this week. Sobriety checkpoints are well-lit and manned by uniformed officers. Roving patrols utilize uniformed officers in marked police vehicles. “Cops in Shops” utilize...

 

Morrisons Cove Dairy Show – July 29-Aug. 2

The 69th annual Morrisons Cove Dairy Show will get underway Monday, July 29, and continue through Friday, Aug. 2, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg. Tom Ritchey, show secretary, said there...

 

Scientists Expanding Work To Help Farmers Learn About Industrial Hemp

With the passage of the 2018 federal farm bill and new regulations that allow the crop to be grown for sale for a range of uses, hemp production in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania has taken off, with more than 300 permits approved by the...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway – Friday, Aug. 9

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Reading Fightin' Phils at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug 9. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary,...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway – Saturday, Aug. 10

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Reading Fightin' Phils at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug 10. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase...

 

Fishing in the Czech Republic

Chase Kreider, soon-to-be a senior at Central High School, Martinsburg, has been chosen, alongside five other youths, to represent Team USA in the 18th Cortland World Youth Fly Fishing Championship...

 

PGC Increases Donation to Hunters Sharing the Harvest

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday, July 23, voted to increase the agency’s monetary donation to Hunters Sharing the Harvest, ensuring that hunters can continue to donate venison to the state’s hungry without having to pay...

 

Family Fishing Program Set at Canoe Creek

Canoe Creek State Park, Hollidaysburg, will host the Family Fishing Program from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The Family Fishing Program is for families with little or no fishing experience. Participants learn basic fishing skills and to practice...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 25, 2019

Midsummer Musings

"Don't you dare write anything negative about our trip to Cape May this year, Rich," Donna, my wife, recently warned me. "You and some of your friends might think your complaints about Cape May and...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"The sun moves westward out of sight; Its warmth remains to greet the night When sounds of crickets fill the air and fireflies venture from each lair To fascinate in unseen flight Those who watch...

 
 By ROBIN DODSON    News    July 25, 2019

PennDOT Studying Rt. 36 Corridor from Roaring Spring to I-99

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation held a public meeting Wednesday, July 17, at the Roaring Spring Borough Building to introduce residents to the safety study being conducted of Route 36 fr...

 

Antiques, Classic Cars

Barry Davis of Duncansville (at left, reading a Herald) brought his restored 1948 Ford Pickup truck to the Duncansville Community Days' celebration Friday, July 19, that offered among other things an...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 25, 2019

Martinsburg Fire Co. Sells More Than 4,300 Sandwiches

Hundreds of folks gathered Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at Morrisons Cove Community Park in Martinsburg for the local fire company's annual Ox Roast Festival. According to Richard Brantner Jr.,...

 

RS Spring Dam Set For July 31-Aug. 4

The Roaring Spring Lions Club will host Spring Dam Weekend Wednesday, July 31, and Friday through Sunday, Aug. 2-4. Spring Dam Weekend will include a pageant, parade, free music, food and games, a community picnic and community worship service. Kicki...

 

Man With Cove Ties Drowns July 20

A 33-year-old Montour County man with ties to Morrisons Cove drowned Saturday evening, July 20, in Chillisquaque Creek in the Mooresburg area. Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn pronounced Arlen L. Weaver dead at 9:34 p.m. as the result of drowning....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 25, 2019

WATCO Closing Deals Another Blow to Area's Employment

Another 70 jobs are leaving the area with the announcement last week that WATCO, a railroad tank car cleaning and repair facility in Hollidaysburg, will be shutting its doors by September. Workers...

 

Can a School District Get Rid of Common Core Math? Hollidaysburg Might Find Out

We have been told over and over that we cannot get rid of Common Core at the school district level. These standards were adopted “voluntarily” by the states and nailed in by federal reporting standards. However, several events have transpired tha...

 

Wings a Big Hit in Hollidaysburg

Brian Kelly (left photo) of Altoona prepares another batch of wings for customers attending the 21st District American Legion Wing Festival July 18 at Legion Park, Hollidaysburg. The event continues...

 

Recycling Center Seeks Help Identifying Dumping Suspect

Cove Recycling, located along State Route 164 east of Roaring Spring, is looking for a woman who dumped a mattress and box spring at approximately 9:24 a.m. Friday, July 19. Officials at the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 25, 2019

Altoona Man Arrested for Theft Of $400 in Separate Incidents At Freedom Township Walmart

An Altoona man is in jail on charges he stole more than $400 from the East Freedom Walmart. According to charges filed by Freedom Township police, John P. Sollenberger, 43, entered Walmart on four...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 25, 2019

Duncansville Woman Steals Car, Drives it to Court

A Duncansville woman faces charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property after police said she stole a vehicle from a Greenfield Township man and then drove it to a...

 

Herald Print Subscribers Get Online Edition

The Herald is reminding readers that the online version of the Herald is free to all those who purchase print subscriptions. Those who live outside the Cove community and who have experienced mail...

 

Western Pa. Gas Prices Cool Off a Little

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is a penny cheaper this week at $2.975 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. States in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region saw a fluctuation in changes at the pump...

 

Report Indicates That 'Two Pennsylvanias' Exist in State

With the U.S. economy on track for potentially the longest expansion on record after the Great Recession of 2008-09, employment in Pennsylvania overall is strong. But the rosy statewide job numbers ca...

 

What Affects My Credit Score?

Credit is defined as a customer obtaining services or products before payment with the trust that payment will be made in the future. Credit affords people purchasing power they would not have if they...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 25, 2019

Rainbows Over Williamsburg

A pop-up storm interrupted the devastating heat this weekend and offered a beautiful ending. Standing on the porch of the barber shop on High Street, a double rainbow was visible following the storm....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 25, 2019

Catharine Township Votes to Plow Fox Run

Last year, the Catharine Township supervisors voted against plowing Fox Run Road, saying they would rather let PennDOT plow it. After numerous resident complaints, the supervisors agreed during last Thursday evening’s meeting to take over plowing...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 25, 2019

Woodbury Twp. Seeks Fire Co. Insurance Reimbursement

Woodbury Township is partnering with the Williamsburg Fire Co. to adopt a resolution that mirrors one that the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company has. In the resolution, if the fire company uses materials such as gas or flares during a fire or...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Many times, my sister and I have heard the story about how our parents met at Louie’s Coral Lounge. My mom swore to her friends that she would never marry that “Rick Gorsuch,” but God had other plans. They recently celebrated their 37th...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 25, 2019

W-burg to 'Co-Op' Jr. High Football for 2019

Due to lack of players, the Williamsburg School District has decided to go into a co-op agreement with Juniata Valley for junior high football. During last Tuesday evening’s meeting, Superintendent Lisa Murgas said that Williamsburg “only had...

 

Antique Truck, Machinery Show July 26-27 at East Freedom

Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, are shaping up to be a big one for antique truck and tractor enthusiasts in the area. The Keystone Chapter of the Antique Truck Club of America (ATCA) will stage...

 

Little Miss RS Pageant July 31

The Little Miss Roaring Spring Pageant will kick off Spring Dam Weekend at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31. The pageant will be held at First Church of the Brethren 901 Bloomfield St. The Little Miss...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

The other night I had occasion to walk outside after dark to take care of a few things. There have been many nights that I've gazed up at the moon, but this was the first time I saw colors around it....

 

Thought for the Week

This next small section in the Book of Acts will hopefully be interesting to you as it is to me. As we look at it, hopefully we will be able to decide what is God's will in the whole thing. When we...

 

Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference Set for July 28 thru 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 Sunday and at 4 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with a dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. for those who...

 

Re-Creation to Share Programs at First United Methodist Church at H-burg

First United Methodist Church, 801 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg, has announced that Re-Creation will share various programs the weekend of July 27 and 28. On Saturday, July 27, the group will present a program at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. The musical...

 

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