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Articles from the August 4, 2022 edition

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Cheryl E. Tipton

Cheryl Elaine Tipton, 69, of Hollidaysburg, formerly of Fredericksburg, rural Martinsburg, went home to be with her Lord, early Saturday morning, July 30, 2022, at UPMC Altoona. She was born Aug. 14,...

 

Jay R. Butler

Jay R. Butler, 88, of Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Cambria Care Center. He was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Harvey and Pearle (Kennedy) Butler. He married Betty J. Parks, who preceded him in death...

 

Mary E. Eberly

Mary E. (Hoover) Eberly, 81, of Martinsburg, passed away July 28, 2022 at the Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born April 6, 1941, in Lancaster County, daughter of the late Frank and Lena (Sensenig) Hoover. Mary was united in marriage to Jonas R....

 

Brian Dale Lamborn

Brian Dale Lamborn, 56, of Woodbury, was called to the Lord, Monday afternoon, July 25, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. A memorial service is being planned for August and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are...

 

Joyce Kay Smith

Joyce Kay Smith, 67, of Williamsburg passed away July 21, 2022, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born Sept. 27, 1954, in Tyrone; a daughter of the late Richard Frederick and Sara (Fisher) Frederick. She is survived by her two...

 

Keep PA Beautiful Reps Call Pennsylvanians to 'Fight Dirty' in New Anti-Litter Campaign

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful representatives to announced the launch of the statewide anti-litter campaign, “PA Fights Dirty: Every Litter Bit Matters.” A litter-prevention campaign was among many state and local government, stakeholder,...

 

Senator Judy Ward to Speak at Breakfast Club

State Senator Judy Ward will be the keynote speaker at the next Blair County Chamber Breakfast Club, set for Thursday, Aug. 11 beginning at 7:45 a.m. at The Casino at Lakemont Park. The format for...

 

Op-Ed: Setting the Record Straight

Over the past few weeks, my Senate colleagues have had to continually correct false and misleading statements regarding the recently passed Senate Bill 106. Sadly, the misrepresentations have continued, and it has become increasingly necessary for...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

The whistle blew and Rose Graham entered the changing room. She was working in the Chilwell munition factory in London. It was 1918 and the war was taking most of the young men for the war effort....

 

Walking Down Memory Lane

As we take my memory tour through the village of Curryville, we come to the first residence after Burget’s Garage, the Gartland house. Eva and Harold Gartland had a son, Gary. They had a ping pong t...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 5, 1897 The “Almanac man” was correct in predicting the eclipse of the sun on Thursday last. The eclipse made its appearance at the time scheduled and was viewed by many of our citizens through smoked glass. Lenning made a...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 10, 1972 The new Williamsburg police car was damaged by vandals while it was parked across the street from Tate’s Jewelry Store early one morning when the officers were on foot patrol. The air was let out of one tire, the valve caps...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 11, 1922 Attendance at the Farmers’ picnic at Henrietta was estimated between 6,000-7,000 people, but that was not as large a crowd as before. The aeroplane was a great feature, and the Century Liniment man from Lititz was a drawing...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 7, 1997 A Martinsburg RD man was killed when he was pulled into a paper machine at Appleton Papers Spring Mill plant in Roaring Spring. Daniel L, Ogg, 40, was working at the No. 3 paper machine when his hands were pulled into the...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 7, 1947 The joint planning committee for the proposed consolidation of five school districts in the central part of the Cove recommended that the high school be located at Roaring Spring and the junior high school at Cove High. All of...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 9, 2012 After two years of anticipation, major improvements and additions were made to the Ski Gap Community Center and the “Field of Dreams” ballfield. Members of Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blair County Class of...

 
 By Linda Weko    Faith    August 4, 2022

Dancing in the Street

Let’s meet David today, the great grandson of Ruth. In 2 Samuel we meet him as a young king as he rises from shepherd boy to shepherding king. The reign of Saul had been oppressive. The elders and...

 

The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference to Hold 102nd Session

The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will conduct its 102nd year of existence during the annual summer session at the Casino at Lakemont Park in Altoona on the dates of July 31 to Aug. 5, 2022. The Bible conference was established in 1920 and...

 

Christian Music, Food Festival Coming To Downtown Altoona

Sonshine Fest, a Christian music and food festival, is coming to downtown Altoona. Sonshine Fest will be hosted at Heritage Plaza on Saturday, August 27 from 9 am to 5 pm. Enjoy great local Christian artists while enjoying delicious food from one of...

 

Thought for the Week

Much preaching/teaching today is focused on the New Testament. I am certainly not opposed to that. I am glad for those who preach and teach truth and utilize the New Testament to do it. But I'd like...

 

Public Notices

Storage Sale Due to non-payment of storage rent and fees, all property of Cleopatra Raynor, 666E 23d St, Apt. 6B, Bronx, NY 10466, stored at Freedom Junction Self Storage, East Freedom, PA, will be sold on August 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., at Freedom... Full story

 

North Woodbury Twp. Discusses Mobile Home Park Addition

At the North Woodbury Township meeting in July, representatives from Spring Manor Mobile Home Park were present. Herb Fisher, owner of the park; Ed Bellock, engineer; and Scott Rhoades were there to discuss the expansion of the park. It has been 47...

 

Alpha Beta Members Shine at State Convention in State College

Several members of Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, were honored at the Pennsylvania State Organization Convention June 9 to 11, 2022, at the Nittany Lion Inn in...

 

District 5 BPW Members Meet for Boot Camp

District 5 BPW was formed to pursue the objectives of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club by promoting Federation programs and projects. The Pennsylvania Federation is...

 

Blair Co. Chamber Opens Nominations For Lifetime Achievement, ACE Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award The Blair County Chamber is now accepting nominations for the annual Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Excellence. The award will be presented at the Chamber's...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    August 4, 2022

Woodbury Borough Adopts Land Development Ordinance 2022-01

Woodbury Borough held its monthly meeting Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Woodbury Community Center. Minutes from the previous meeting were reviewed and then approved. Secretary and Treasurer Barb Wilt review...

 

Insurance Department Releases 2023 Proposed ACA Rates and Health Plans

Acting Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys released the 2023 requested rate filings for insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. As filed, 2023 will see increased competition and more choices for consumers within some...

 

Free 8-Week Course For Those In Blair County Affected By Another's Addiction/Substance Use

Blair County Drug & Alcohol Partnerships is offering a Free 8-week BALM Family Recovery course for residents of Blair county affected by another’s Substance Use Disorder/Addiction. Stacey Karchner, a Family Recovery Life Coach through the BALM (Be...

 

PennDOT Online Services Expanded For People with Disabilities

In an effort to help provide its customers with improved service and increased convenience, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that customers who have a Person with...

 

Older Adults Urged to Take Precautions With High Summer Temperatures

As the summer continues to usher in hot temperatures with high humidity, the departments of Aging and Health are urging all Pennsylvanians but especially older adults to take steps to keep themselves...

 

Blair Drug & Alcohol Partnerships Sponsoring Recovery Walk

Nationally, we are seeing a movement that has provided encouragement to speak out regarding the process of recovery from addiction. People in recovery represent many walks of life, yet have one thing in common: the desire to share the hope with...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    August 4, 2022

From the 'Burg To Your Kitchen

What do you think of when you think of fair food? There’s so much to think about – deep fried Oreo, caramel apples, and especially funnel cakes. Each week this month, I am going to share a special fair recipe so even when it’s not Farm Show...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    August 4, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

It’s almost Farm Show time. This inspired my question this week – what do you look forward to when it comes to Farm Show time? Here is what a few residents had to say: Linda Lemin: The animals, the music and all the fellowship with friends Renee...

 

Fairview Church of the Brethren Plants Memorial Tree

Deacons and members of the Fairview Church of the Brethren planted a tree in memory of Louella Pheasant. Shown are (from left) Dale Ray, Sue Baker (bench), Lois Lynn, Dave Sollenberger, Dean Butler,...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Community Yard Sale Day Just a reminder – the community yard sale day will be Saturday, Aug. 6, for Williamsburg. Preschool Time! The Williamsburg CMA Church is now accepting enrollment for children ages 3, 4 and 5 for Tuesday and Thursday morning...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    August 4, 2022

Farm Show Queen Contestants: Week One

It's hard to believe that it's Farm Show month. The Farm Show is all about our community and what it stands for – farming, family and fellowship. For the next three weeks, we will devote one article...

 

Puppy Love

New addition to the family. Leigha Hoover introduces her new puppy Arlo to her grandmother Jaylene Hoover Monday morning on Roaring Spring's Cherry Street....

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    August 4, 2022

The Tragic Fall of Stultz

It was a time of heroes with the likes of Babe Ruth and his baseball bat and Richard Byrd flying over the Arctic and a good-looking, likable Williamsburg boy flying with a pretty lady across the...

 

Morrisons Cove Dairy Show Begins

The Morrisons Cove Dairy Show began on Monday, Aug. 1....

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    August 4, 2022

Martinsburg Borough Council Hears Citizens' Speed, Cat Concerns

Martinsburg Borough’s monthly meeting was highlighted with an audience of community members raising concerns. First Alley speed Gloria Hartman of East Allegheny Street expressed her concerns about First Alley, which runs behind her house. Hartman...

 

Pa. Announces New Poster Contest to Encourage Students to "Reach for the Moon" through STEAM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is joining forces with the Moonshot Museum, Astrobotic, and the Readiness Institute at Penn State to invite Pennsylvania students in grades 3-12 to...

 

Everett Student Named Scholar-Athlete At Bloomsburg

Alexandra Iseminger from Everett was one of a school-record total of 297 Bloomsburg University student-athletes to be named a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes for 2021-22. The 297 Huskies join a PSAC-record of 4,144...

 

Women's Softball Team Earns 2021-22 Academic Team Of The Year Honors

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College congratulates its Women’s Softball program on being named one of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) 2021-22 Academic Teams of the Year. In its inaugural season, the Lady Black Bears...

 

A Carry Permit

A number of years ago, one of Williamsburg's most enthusiastic deer hunters asked me if I carried a pistol while out scouting for turkeys or when fishing. "No," I replied. "Well, you are crazy not...

 

First Year Showman

Daniel Hunter, 9, shows off one of his pigs he will be showing at the upcoming Blair County Jr. Livestock Show and Sale. Along with his pigs he will also be showing and selling goats and lambs....

 

RS Little Miss Pageant Coming Up This Friday

Little Miss Roaring Spring will be held Friday, Aug. 5, at Shawnee park 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the RS Lions club. Little girls with a Roaring Spring address ages 6-9 are eligible to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 4, 2022

Suspected Walmart Scammers Arrested in Freedom Township

Freedom Township police helped stop a multi-store “cash cash scam” designed to gain fraudulent refunds from Walmart. Court documents show that on the afternoon of July 23, Freedom Township police were called to the east Freedom Walmart to investi...

 
 By LUCENE STEELE    News    August 4, 2022

Cove Kids Participate in Mutton Busting, Stick Horse Race

On Wednesday evening, July 27, several of the Cove's toughest cowgirls and cowboys finished their farm chores, dusted off their boots, grabbed their cowboy hats, and made their way to the 2022 Bedford...

 

A Daring Hold-Up

Editor’s Note: This article is from the front page of the Aug. 5, 1897, edition of the Herald. Publisher’s Assistant Lugene Shelly, who assembles the Years Ago excerpts, thought readers would find it interesting, but it was too lengthy for the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 4, 2022

Freedom Township Fire Company Eyes Upgrade to Rescue Tools

Last week, members of the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company tried out some new rescue tools with the hope of upgrading their equipment. Anthony Fleming, a representative of Genesis Rescue...

 

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