Articles from the August 11, 2022 edition

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Karen Ann Greenwood

Karen Ann Greenwood, 65, of Martinsburg, went home to be with her Lord unexpectedly Friday evening, July 29, 2022, at her residence. She was born April 7, 1957, in Altoona, daughter of the late...

 

Wanda J. Croft

Wanda J. Croft, 94, of The Village at Morrisons Cove, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday morning, August 3, 2022, at the home following an extended illness. She was born March 25, 1928, in...

 

Shane Byron Huntsman

Shane Byron Huntsman, 36, of East Freedom, passed away Wednesday evening, Aug. 3, 2022, at his home. He was born July 28, 1986, in Altoona, son of Randy B. and Karen L. (Ickes) Huntsman. On Oct. 26,...

 
 By Judith Ott    News    August 11, 2022

S. Woodbury Twp. Reviews Solar Panel Ordinance Draft

The South Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors met on Aug. 2 at 9 a.m. in the township building. There were three residents attending the meeting. The land development plan for John I. Zimmerman was approved. Scott Baker swapped 0.869 acres of...

 

Have a Locally-Sourced Summer

We are officially in the heat of the summer, which means it’s nearly impossible to drive anywhere without passing a roadside market with fresh produce. I could make a meal off of fresh-picked sweet...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Cate Reilly is a 33-year-old detective in the St. Louis PD. She once did an undercover job and she said never again. But she is the only one on the force that could pass as a teenager for the latest...

 

AAA Applauds Enactment of Law to Fight Impaired Driving

AAA officials thanked the members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly for passing a bill to improve the safety and livelihood of Pennsylvania drivers against impaired drivers who threaten the lives of their fellow drivers every day. AAA supports...

 

The Adventure of Kids

Squeals and scampering little feet. Toys you bump into at night and find hidden in your work boots, come morning. Little forks, little spoons. A special rock forgotten in the kitchen; an emptied pocket of sand found next to the toilet. Little hands...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 12, 1897 The olfactory of the Board of Health are resting since the flushing of streets, gutters, pig stys, etc. on Tuesday. Thanks Mr. Pluvius. The language used by some when engaged in games of amusement is highly disgusting, the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 17, 1972 James Biddle of the Williamsburg FFA, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Biddle of Williamsburg captured first place in the tractor driving competition at the Bedford Fair. He brought home both the fair trophy and the Blair County...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 18, 1922 Thursday of last week was an eventful day for Martinsburg. On that day the Memorial park, well known as Snyder grove, was dedicated as a public park to the memory of the soldier boys of the Cove. Fully five thousand people...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 14, 1997 In a decision based on the “cold reality of numbers”, the Blair County Airport Authority announced that the Kitty Hawk Restaurant and Wright Gifts, the airport gift shop, would close at the end of the week. The airport...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 14, 1947 The Theodore R. Snyder house on Cross Cove Highway, west of Martinsburg, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. Fifteen persons, ranging in age from a 10-month old baby to a 75-year-old aunt escaped the flames. John...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 16. , 2012 The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board unanimously voted to cease all secondary cheerleading practices for an unspecified length of time. The board had not hired a cheerleading advisor, and the squad was not permitted to...

 

Light and Right

I am grateful to have safely returned from a really nice family vacation. Everyone got along well, were able to relax, have fun, and see some beautiful sights. We even went to a Thai restaurant for the first time. There were several experiences...

 

Imlers Invite All Ages to 'Special Time' of Christian Fellowship

On Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m., Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring invite friends of all ages to visit their Roaring Spring Barn for an evening of fun, food and Christian fellowship. Along with an evening of praise and worship, those attending will...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Faith    August 11, 2022

Lions, Local Churches Create Free Events At Spring Dam for the Community

The community of Roaring Spring was brought together for a weekend filled with fun, food and worship. To start the weekend, The Roaring Spring Lions held a picnic at Spring Dam Saturday, Aug. 6,...

 

Thought for the Week

Isaiah brings a parable to his people. You remember parables literally means ”putting things alongside each other in order to understand what is unknown or misunderstood with the use of something known and understood.” So his parable is about a...

 

Public Notices

NOTICE OF VARIANCE HEARING WILLIAMSBURG BOROUGH ZONING HEARING BOARD BLAIR COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held on August 18, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. before the Williamsburg Borough Zoning Hearing Board, at which time...

 

Journal Gives Readers a Look at Life in the Cove in August, 1922

Editor's Note: Martinsburg resident Kristy Cliber reached out to the Herald after finding a journal in her home. The journal starts on Oct. 25, 1919, and ends in May of 1932. Because there are...

 

Blair County Chamber To Launch Public Service Academy

The Blair County Chamber has announced it will be launching a public service academy, a project of the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee, this fall. The academy is designed to encourage and educate people on ways to become part of the political...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 11, 2022

Claysburg Man Jailed on Sexual Assault Charge

A Claysburg man is in jail after police said he sexually assaulted a woman he lives with. Herbert L. Shank, 41, is facing felony charges of rape of an unconscious victim and sexual assault, as well as a misdemeanor count of indecent assault without...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    August 11, 2022

Corn Days in the Cove

For many of us, it all starts about the first of July and starts winding down around Labor Day. Those two months are filled with great prospects of that first crunch into the buttery, salty golden...

 

Seventeen Girls to Vie for Little Miss Claysburg Crown This Weekend

The 28th annual Little Miss Claysburg Pageant will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, at 11:45 a.m. The pageant will be hosted and directed by Diana G. Walter-Dively. Stage attendants will include Alaina Musselman, 2021 Little Miss Claysburg Queen; Mallor...

 

Herald Travels to Black Water Falls

The Herald has seen Black Water Falls in West Virginia, thanks to Julian Fetter. Fetter has his Herald, courtesy of his grandmother Judith Ott, Herald correspondent....

 

Baughman, Miller Engagement

Chris and Dona Baughman of Altoona are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Baughman, to Michael Miller Jr., son of Michael Miller Sr. of Sankertown and the late Brenda Miller....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 11, 2022

East Freedom Man Accused of Burglary Assault

An East Freedom man is facing charges after police said he broke into a Freedom Township home and attacked a woman. According to the charges filed by Hollidaysburg State Police, in the early morning hours of Aug. 6, Tyler A. Long, 35, entered the...

 

Bedford County Players to Present 'Blithe Spirit'

Bedford County Players will present the hilarious comedy, "Blithe Spirit," at the Bedford County Playhouse in Centerville, 1044 Centerville Road, Bedford, on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19, 20, 26, and...

 

Pennsylvanians Encouraged to Fight the Bite and Protect Themselves from Mosquitoes

Summertime is for swimming pools and lemonade, not for mosquito bites and diseases like West Nile Virus, so the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging residents to Fight the Bite and protect themselves. “The best...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    August 11, 2022

S.C. Power Reunion Prepares for Fall Show

The Southern Cove Power Reunion held its August meeting on Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. The secretary report by Melanie Clapper was read and approved. The treasurer report by Amy Mellott was also read and...

 

Two Items for Sportsmen

During the recent heat wave, I finally sat down and read a wonderful book that I had bought at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website. The book, Bob Sopchick's "Penn's Woods Passages," is one that...

 

Winding Up For the Season

Molli Stepisianus, 12, was among students at Northern Bedford High School who will be on this year's junior high volleyball team taking part in open gym sessions this week in preparation for the...

 

Gas Prices are Dropping but Fewer Americans are Filling Up

Despite steadily falling gas prices during the peak of the summer driving season, fewer motorists fueled up last week. It is another sign that, for now, Americans are changing their driving habits to cope with higher pump prices. Meanwhile, the cost...

 

Central's Lacey Lynn to Run for W-burg Farm Show Queen

Lacey Lynn of Roaring Spring is hoping that she will become the 2022-23 Williamsburg Farm Show Queen. Lynn is the daughter of Julie Ott and Scott Lynn, and is the youngest of four siblings ...

 

Woodbury SALDO in the Works

On Aug. 4, Woodbury Township Solicitor Aimee Willett discussed the upcoming SALDO (Stormwater and Land Development Ordinance) with Woodbury Township Supervisors. She has been working with Stiffler-McGraw engineer Jim Young on this ordinance. “We...

 

Municipal Authority Receives Update on Catharine Township

Daryl Cole, a Catharine Township representative, gave an update to Williamsburg Municipal Authority members during its meeting last Tuesday, Aug. 2. Cole said that at the last Catharine Township meeting a lot of Ganister residents attended to ask...

 

New Pastor's First Service Features Tractor Drive-In

Pastor Alan Brumbaugh (right) had his first official church service as the new pastor of both the Williamsburg and Fairview Church of the Brethren Sunday on the yard beside the Fairview Church. Both...

 

Borough Looking Into 866 Flooding Problems

A few years ago, the borough was looking into fixing the flooding problem coming off Route 866 from Piney Creek coming into town. Although those plans fell through, the borough announced last Monday evening that PennDOT was looking into other options...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    August 11, 2022

Central Senior Helping to Lead Third Cove's Got Talent

Talented folks of the Cove have the chance to show off their unique abilities, thanks to one student's senior project. Rebekah Disney, an upcoming senior at Central High School, decided to take the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 11, 2022

Burglary Investigation Lands Martinsburg Man in Jail

A Martinsburg man is behind bars after an investigation into the burglary of a North Woodbury Township business led police to a storage shed full of stolen items. According to court documents filed by Hollidaysburg State Police, on Nov. 9, 2020,...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    August 11, 2022

Greenfield Twp. Hears Proposal for Music Garden In C-burg Community Park

Two pieces of land owned by Greenfield Township along Athletic Field Drive have been donated to the Claysburg-Kimmel School District. The gift was approved by township board members at their Aug. 2 meeting. With the donation, the district will have c...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    August 11, 2022

Peach Hill Celebrating 50 Years, Showing Customer Appreciation

Saturday, Aug. 13, Peach Hill Orchard, located at 1086 Curryville Road, Martinsburg, will celebrate its 50th year with a Customer Appreciation Day. Chicken barbecue will be available for purchase....

 

Remember School Bus Stopping Laws During Upcoming School Year

With school starting up again soon, drivers are reminded of the importance of Pennsylvania School Bus Stopping Laws. PENNSYLVANIA'S SCHOOL BUS STOPPING LAW • When you meet or overtake a stopped sc...

 

Gearing Up For a Good Start

Cove schools are preparing for the first day of school, Aug. 24. This involves various activities and assignments for students and faculty....

 

Dr. Oz Pays Visit to M-burg, Shows Support for Firefighters, Dairy Farmers

Martinsburg got a surprise visit from a U.S. Senate candidate when Dr. Mehmet Oz stopped by the Martinsburg Fire Hall and the Morrisons Cove Dairy Show on Thursday, Aug. 4. Accompanied by Rep. John...

 

Creative Cool Down

On a hot day, you try to keep cool any way you can and have some fun at the same time. Darien Quary, 11, right, and Douglas Quary, 5, came up with a game along Dunnings Highway Monday afternoon that...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 11, 2022

Altoona-Blair Co. Refurbished Runway 'Step In Airport's Evolution'

The Altoona-Blair County Airport held a ribbon cutting for its recently refurbished east-west runway 1230. The runway's completion comes as the airport embarks on a new era of passenger service when...

 

Northern Bedford County Elementary School Homerooms

Northern Bedford County Elementary School will be open for students on Aug. 24, 2022. The school day will start at 8:15 a.m. and will end at 2:55 p.m. The last day of classes will be June 1, 2023. There are 426 students enrolled at NBCES this year....

 

NBC Middle School Homerooms

Northern Bedford County Middle School will be open for students on Aug. 24, 2022. The school day will start at 7:55 a.m. and will end at 3:07 p.m. The last day of classes will be June 1, 2023. There are 183 students enrolled at NBCMS this year....

 

Northern Bedford County High School Homerooms

Northern Bedford County High School will be open for students on Aug. 24, 2022. The school day will start at 7:59 a.m. and will end at 3:10 p.m. The last day of classes will be June 1, 2023. There are 247 students enrolled at NBCHS this year. Regular...

 

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