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Public Notices

Notice NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Council of the Borough of Roaring Spring, in Blair County, Pennsylvania (the “Borough”), proposes to enact, at a public meeting to be held not less than three (3) nor more than thirty (30) days following the date... Full story

 

GLADYS A. DODSON

Gladys A. Dodson, 100, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord Thursday evening, Aug. 1, 2019, at her home. A funeral was held Monday, Aug. 5, at First Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring. Pastor David Crumrine officiated. Interment was...

 

LORRAINE K. FRYE

Lorraine K. Frye, 65, of Dudley, Huntingdon County, passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2019, at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Friends will be...

 

JOHN BAYER FURRY

As much as words can measure a man, here are a few to describe our husband, father, grandfather ... On an autumn day 73 years ago, John Bayer Furry was born in Morrisons Cove, a hamlet in the...

 

DONNA J. HICKS

Donna J. Hicks, 64, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord Monday morning, Aug. 5, 2019, at her residence. Friends will be from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral today, Thursday, Aug. 8, at...

 

D. MARSHALL NORTON

D. Marshall Norton, 90, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, July 30, 2019, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. There will be no public services and arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., www.bolgerfuneralhome.com, Williamsbur...

 

Producers to Learn About Worms at Ext. Workshops

It’s turning out to be a difficult year for sheep and goat producers in Pennsylvania. Wet weather has resulted in ideal conditions for internal parasites to flourish in pasture systems, which can lead to infected animals. Producers can learn how...

 

New Student Orientation Set at ACM Everett Campus

Allegany College of Maryland’s Bedford County Campus, Everett, will host its New Student Orientation from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. New student orientation offers mini-sessions designed to simplify the college experience and introduce new...

 

Little Miss Roaring Spring

Kenley Ickes (center), 9, was named Little Miss Roaring Spring July 31 at First Church of the Brethren. She is the daughter of Kara Slick and Luke Ickes. The queen is surrounded by Madison...

 

Roaring Spring Hosts Spring Dam Weekend

The Roaring Spring Ministerium, Food Pantry, Lions Club, and local businesses and organizations hosted a full weekend of events Friday through Sunday, Aug. 2-4. The weekend featured a community...

 

MUNICIPAL

Forgery State Police, Hollidaysburg, filed charges of forgery and unsworn falsification to authorities against Gary Deem, 65, of East Freedom, owner of Deem Motors, Duncansville, on March 20. DUI... Full story

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Among the birthday calls from family and friends on Sunday morning at breakfast time was also a call from our son Joshua to tell us the exciting news of a new grandson for us. Born on my birthday,...

 

Twenty-Seven to Vie for Little Miss C-burg Crown

Twenty-seven young girls who will enter grades one through five in the fall will vie for the crown of Little Miss Claysburg on Saturday, Aug. 10. The silver anniversary event (25th annual) of the Little Miss Claysburg Pageant will begin at 11:15...

 

Milk Marketing Bd. Releases Dairy Producers' Opinion Survey Report

The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board has released the Dairy Producers’ Opinion Survey Report. The 47-page report, authored by Consumer Member Carol Hardbarger, Ph.D., analyzes and evaluates data collected by the board regarding Pennsylvania dairy... Full story

 

Senior Expo Aug. 14 at Bedford Fairgrounds

State Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) will team up to host a free Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Jordan Hall in the Bedford Fairgrounds, 702 W. Pitt St....

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Last year I came into possession of a very nice chicken coop. With it came some chickens. The "old ladies," as they became known, were very nice and well-mannered chickens. They laid big fat brown egg...

 

Picture-Perfect Wedding Day

Photographer Caitlyn Taylor positions the wedding dress of newlywed Marissa Zelnosky with her husband Anthony of Altoona as the wedding party made a quick stop in Duncansville Saturday afternoon,...

 

Free Night of Swimming at Memorial Pool

The Martinsburg Ministerium will sponsor a free night of swimming from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today, Aug. 8, at Hershberger Memorial Pool, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The area pastors will be there to...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Keith Lynn and Lisa W. (Zimmerman) Reiff of New Enterprise are the parents of a son, Jaymin Z. Reiff, born at 10:02 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at home. The infant weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-1/2...

 

Thought for the Week

The score was tied. It was the bottom of the ninth inning. One man was on base. A good hitter was at the plate. Suddenly, there was a power outage. The TV went dark. The radio was dead. The game had...

 
 By ABBY MARTIN    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Six Reasons Community Libraries are Important

Now more than ever, public libraries are essential to a thriving community. The Roaring Spring Community Library, located on East Main Street, offers several facets to improving the community, creating a space where everyone can learn, share, and con...

 
 By Dave Potchak    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Po's Peek at the Past

The Pittsburgh Pirates meant everything to me while growing up in Central Pennsylvania in the late '50s and early '60s. I knew the team inside and out – the lineup, the coaches, the announcers,...

 

Ink Splatters

I’d like to offer a different perspective on the recent appearance of Robert Mueller before the U.S. House of Representatives in late July. Millions of words have been exchanged about Mueller and his famous report, but that’s not what I want to d...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 2, 1894 Cholera infantum was epidemic among the children in Henrietta. Two victims who died from the disease were the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Weyandt and the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kauffman. Also, in four days, four young...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of August 8, 1919 Fred E. S. Kagarise, principal of the Martinsburg High School, for the past twenty-five years, has severed his relations with the school board at this place. Rumor was currant for some time that Professor expected to leave...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of August10,1944 Pennsylvania is said to be falling behind in the salvaging of paper for use of the war department in supplying the needs of our armed forces and the citizens are asked to make a greater effort to get out everything in the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of August 7, 1969 It looks like the largest and best apple crop in the Cove since the Cove Apple Packers Cooperative was established in 1962, according to Robert E. Meredith, an official at the Martinsburg plant. The processing plant will be...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 4, 1994 Fire thought to have been touched off by an arsonist late Friday destroyed a large warehouse in Taylor Township filled with pulp and scrap paper for recycling. The blaze kept hundreds of fire-fighters busy for three days at...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of August 6, 2009 The Spring Cove School Board approved housing another Head Start program in the school district. Child Advocates of Blair County will host the Head Start preschool program at the Spring Cove Middle School. Superintendent...

 

DEATH RECORD

DODSON, Gladys A., 100, Roaring Spring FRYE, Lorraine K., 66, Dudley FURRY, John Bayer, 73, Lititz, formerly of Morrisons Cove HICKS, Donna J., 64, Williamsburg NORTON, D. Marshall, 90, Williamsburg... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 8, 2019

A Cry for Help: Wife of Man Shot in Roaring Spring Says System 'Failed' Her Husband

On Friday afternoon, July 26, around 2:49 p.m., Alda Jays Messner talked with her husband on the telephone. A little more than an hour later he was dead. Somehow in that hour, Todd Messner, 49, made...

 

Martinsburg Council Welcomes New Member

Martinsburg Borough Council welcomed aboard a new member Monday evening, Aug. 5. Council voted in the only applicant for the open board position, Charles "Chuck" Kensinger. Mayor Richard A. Brantner S...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 8, 2019

W-burg Man Facing Child Abuse Charges

A Williamsburg man is facing felony charges relating to the abuse of a 2-year-old boy that allegedly occurred in his home along High Street on Dec. 3, 2018. According to charges filed by the Williamsburg Police Department, police were contacted by Bl...

 

General Daniel Roberdeau: Immigrant, Merchant, Patriot

Many of the readers of the Herald have visited Fort Roberdeau in Tyrone Township, Blair County. There they have learned about the purpose of the fort, and about aspects of the Revolutionary War in...

 

Another Successful Summer Reading Program at M-burg Library

This year's summer reading program at the Martinsburg Community Library, entitled "A Universe of Stories," began on June 10 and ended on Aug. 2. A total of 79 children in preschool through eighth...

 

Home Rule: Its Status and Biggest Obstacle

Postponement of the home rule referendum effort has become necessary for two primary reasons. One is that other duties and primarily the time needed for completion of the courthouse restoration project before the end of this year have limited the...

 

Enjoying Summer Before School Starts

Michael Hodgson, 15, makes his way along Bedford Street in Claysburg Saturday afternoon, Aug. 3, to visit his girlfriend. The start of the school year is right around the corner. Northern Bedford...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 8, 2019

Woodbury Twp. (Blair) Receives CMA Final Plans

Final plans for the Williamsburg Christian and Missionary Alliance Church were given to the Woodbury Township supervisors during last Thursday evening’s meeting. CMA’s engineer, from Gwin, Dobson and Foreman of Hollidaysburg, presented the plans...

 

Are you sure you're not thirsty?

PHOTO AT LEFT – During Saturday's community yard sale day in Williamsburg, these adorable three were busy selling lemonade to help cool the many customers off. Shown are (from left): Danica Cisney,... Full story

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

By now, most of my readers know at least two things about me – I like to cook and I love professional wrestling. Once a month at the Gorsuch house, these two things combine. This Sunday is the second-biggest pay-per-view of the year for...

 

Ag Progress Days Provides Glimpse Into Science And Business Of Agriculture

Everything agriculture and more can be found at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, which kicks off Aug. 13 and continues through Aug. 15 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County. The...

 

First-Year Showman

Emma Stock, 8-year-old daughter of Roger Stock and Rhonda Miller of Martinsburg, holds her market steer "Paxton." Emma said she is very excited for the opportunity to be a first-year member for the...

 

Williamsburg High School Homerooms for 2019-20

Williamsburg Junior-Senior High School will open to students for the 2019-20 school year Monday, Aug. 26. The following are homeroom assignments: GRADE 7 Room 221, Mrs. Loose – Logan Alger, Scotlyn Barroner, Alana Bowmaster, Logan Brantner, Ava... Full story

 

Williamsburg Elementary School Homerooms for 2019-20

Williamsburg Elementary School has announced its homeroom assignments for the 2019-20 school year. The first day of school for students will be Monday, Aug. 26. The following are the room assignments: KINDERGARTEN Room 131 – Miss Russell – These... Full story

 

Williamsburg School District Calendar for 2019-20

WILLIAMSBURG School Calendar Wed., Aug, 21, Thur., Aug. 22 & Fri., Aug. 23 Teacher In-Service Mon., Aug. 26 First Student Day Mon., Aug. 26 & Tue., Aug. 27 Kindergarten Staggered Start Mon., Sept. 2 No School - Labor Day Fri., Sept. 20 No School -... Full story

 

Claysburg-Kimmel High School Homerooms for 2019-20

Claysburg-Kimmel High School will start the 2019-20 school year Thursday, Aug. 23. The following are the homeroom assignments: GRADE 7 Room 111, Rebecca L. Benton – Hayden Musselman, Madison Musselman, Willow Musselman, Alex Orris, Tyler Paris, Nic... Full story

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School Homerooms for 2019-20

Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School will start the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 22. The following are the homeroom assignments: KINDERGARTEN Room: K01 – Teacher – Mr. Hartman – Autumn Atherton, Ryan Brown, Michael Caldwell Jr., Avery... Full story

 

Claysburg-Kimmel School District Calendar for 2019-20

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL School Calendar Tues. & Wed., Aug. 20 & 21 Teacher In-Service Thur., Aug. 22 First Student Day Mon., Sept. 2 No School - Labor Day Fri., Sept. 27.............................Early Dismissal Fri., Oct. 4.............. Full story

 

Northern Bedford Elementary School Homerooms for 2019-20

Northern Bedford Elementary School will open its doors for the 2019-20 school year Wednesday, Aug. 21. The principal for the elementary school is Trevor Replogle. The first class will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the last class will end at 2:55 p.m. The... Full story

 

Northern Bedford High School Homerooms for 2019-20

Northern Bedford High School will open its doors for the 2019-20 school year Wednesday, Aug. 21. The principal for the high school is Michael C. O’Dellick. The first class will begin at 7:59 a.m. and the last class will end at 3:10 p.m. The... Full story

 

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