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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. He was born Sept. 9, 1965, in Roaring Spring, Blair County, son of the late Dale Vernon and Carol...

 

Stephen C. Ayers

Stephen C. Ayers, 70, of Martinsburg, passed away, Monday morning, August 15, 2022, at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. He was born Nov. 14, 1951, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Donald W. Ayers and Lois A. (Reneker) Ayers-Dick. He is survived by a sister,...

 

Clyde D. Claycomb

Clyde D. Claycomb, 94, of New Enterprise, passed away Aug. 13, 2022, at home. He was born Dec. 22, 1927, in New Enterprise; son of the late Thomas I. and Abi (Hitechew) Claycomb. On Jan. 12, 1946, in Cumberland, Md., he was united in marriage to...

 

Eligible Children Of Vets Offered Financial Help

As the school year approaches, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants eligible veterans with children to know that financial assistance is available to those attending post-high school education or training at an approved...

 

Central PA Civil War Round Table Meeting in September

The Central PA Civil War Round Table will meet on Tuesday evening, Sept. 13, at the PA Military Museum auditorium, 51 Boal Avenue, in Boalsburg beginning at 7 p.m. Dr. Brian Luskey will speak on “Mercenaries or Patriots? Bounty Men in the Union...

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    August 18, 2022

Am I the Last of the Blair League Ballplayers?

Earlier this month a group of old time baseball players from the Blair County area gathered at DelGrosso’s park at Tipton to reminisce about their playing days decades ago. Most of those aging...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Aloysius Archer was in L.A. to ring in 1953 with his friend Liberty Callahan. Liberty is an aspiring actress in Hollywood. As they were eating at a swank restaurant, an acquaintance of Liberty,...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 19, 1897 There is something swell about a mosquito bite. Several Cove residents were riding a trolley car from Altoona to Hollidaysburg when the trolley left the wire and began pounding on the roof of the car. Electricity in sheets...

 

Open the Door and Walk Through

In Matthew’s gospel, Chapter 16, verses 13-19 Jesus asks His disciples, “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter quickly answered, as he so often did, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 23, 2012 A bird in Martinsburg tested positive for West Nile Virus, but no humans had tested positive in the area. The DEP was spraying to reduce the number of mosquitos that carry the disease. A used book store called Read to Feed...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 21, 1947 Public opposition to the proposed reorganization of schools in the Central Cove area was becoming more vocal. School directors attributed the opposition to misinformation and rumor, and hoped a public to ease the confusion by...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 21, 1997 Intensive block scheduling was implemented for the new school year at Williamsburg High School. Instead of eight class periods per day, students would have four: two in the morning and two in the afternoon. The airport’s...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 25, 1922 The Rev, James D. Brumbaugh, an elder in the Church of the Brethren for many years, died at his home in West Martinsburg at the age of 72. Death came suddenly and was believed to due to a fall that he sustained the afternoon...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 24, 1972 Fred A. Hetrick, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Ray Hetrick of Roaring Spring, joined the Peace Corps. He was leaving for Chad, Africa, where he would be teaching English to French speaking students in a high school. Juniata...

 

Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ Celebration

Child Evangelism Fellowship Proclamation Week in the City of Altoona is being celebrated from Aug. 14 to 20, 2022. All families are invited to attend the “Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ Celebration” as part of this week. The celebration w...

 

Thought for the Week

I did not plan to spend lots of time in any of the Old Testament Prophets/Books. But, already I have digressed. Last week’s “Thought” on “The Vineyard” gave us something to consider. I know these words are from God, through Isaiah, to Israe...

 

Churches Get Together for Community Days

Local churches’ softball teams played against each other during Clayburg’s Community Days last weekend. Players enjoyed highs in the low 80s....

 

Family Hospice Offers Free Grief Support

Family Hospice, Part of UPMC, is offering free grief support sessions at the UPMC Home Healthcare/Family Hospice office, 20 Sheraton Dr., Altoona (beside Outback Steakhouse). Groups will be held on Mondays from Sept. 12-Oct. 7 from 1-2:30 p.m....

 

Public Notice

LEGAL NOTICES Estate of Anna M. Vilani, late of 529 South Market Street, Martinsburg, PA 16662, deceased. Letters testamentary on said estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are requested to make payment and...

 

WISE Women of Blair Co. Offers Fall Scholarship Opportunity

WISE Women of Blair County is pleased to announce that they are seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. Deadline for applications is no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept....

 

Helping the Monarchs

I was thrilled to find the five monarch caterpillars on milkweed plants in my garden. The caterpillars are in the second stage in the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. These caterpillars hatched...

 

Cove Cause For Cancer To Host "Party In The Park"

The Cove Cause for Cancer Committee would like to invite everyone to join them on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg for the third annual community fundraising event. This “Party in the Park” event runs from...

 

'Top Gun' Receives Driver of the Year Award at Smith

nsport hosted a ceremony to honor the 2021 Driver of the Year, Michael "Top Gun" Fields and his wife, Kim. Fields started his professional driving career with Smith Transport in April 1996 after being...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 18, 2022

RS Council Hears Neighbors Concerns Over Rockingham Avenue Property

At last month's meeting of the Roaring Spring Borough Council, neighbors of an unoccupied house along East Main Street asked the council for help in dealing with a dilapidated structure that they...

 

Anderson Last Candidate for Queen

Helpful, kind and outgoing – that's how Lillian Anderson would describe herself using three adjectives. Anderson, 18, is one of three young women vying for the title of Williamsburg Community Farm...

 

Non-Profit Provides Children's Items in Williamsburg

Run by Amanda Biddle, with the help of Micah and Azriela Clouse, Naomi’s Nursery Blessings is a non-profit children’s pantry in Williamsburg. Naomi’s Nursery Blessings provides free children’s items to anyone and everyone with no questions...

 

Two Compete for Farm Show Little Miss

Two Williamsburg girls will be competing for the second annual Williamsburg Community Farm Show Little Miss title. The contestants are Davanee Bem and Elizabeth Dively. Elizabeth Mary Jo Dively is...

 

Williamsburg Feels 'The Big Time' Approaching

Every August, the residents of Williamsburg get ready for one thing – the Williamsburg Community Farm Show. Not only is it Blair County's largest fair, it's been called the "Big Time" since the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    August 18, 2022

Peach Hill Appreciation Day Brings Guests Together

Saturday, Aug. 13, Peach Hill Market was alive with folks filling the parking lot. Peaches, fresh corn, cantaloupes, baked goods and much more filled their shopping carts. Outside, barbecue chicken dinners including homemade rolls, a free ear of...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    August 18, 2022

Commercial Corn Cannery in the Cove

A half century before the world was available through a touch to a keyboard, someone, somewhere heard that farmers in Morrisons Cove where pretty good at using their prime farmland to grow topnotch sweet, juicy corn, opening the door to a commercial...

 

SCEA Donated Nearly $37,000 To the Community in Five Years

Every year, the teachers and staff members of the Spring Cove Education Association (SCEA) donate thousands of dollars to help community members in need. In the past five years, SCEA has contributed nearly $37,000 to the students, families, needs,...

 

Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library Summer Reading Program Ends

This year's summer reading program, entitled Oceans of Possibilities, ended on Aug. 12, 2022, with the annual ice cream and awards celebration. A total of 36 children in preschool through eighth...

 

Evening Drives

Beginning in mid-June and ending with the beginning of rifle deer season, Donna; Sage, her small dog; and I set out nearly every evening on drives sometime following the 6:30 news. Sage initiates thes...

 

Dragons Impress in Summer Golf Tournaments

Central Dragon Nick Baum (left) placed first in the Central Counties Junior Championship at Park Hills Golf Club, shooting a 75 on Aug. 1, 2022. Dragon teammate Griffin Snowberger (right) placed...

 

Claysburg Celebrates Community Days

Claysburg Community Park was filled with attractions and vendors during Claysburg Community Days. Above, attendees enjoyed a petting zoo. Below, dancers from Shining Starz Twirl and Dance Academy...

 

Weyandt Wins Little Miss Claysburg

Hues of ivory, Claysburg blue, lavender and pink donned the yards of the Claysburg Park this past Saturday for the annual Little Miss Claysburg pageant – one of the highlights of the Claysburg...

 

4-H, FFA Junior Dairy Show Winners Announced

The Blair/Bedford 4-H/FFA Junior Dairy Show hit the stage at the Morrisons Cove Dairy Show Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 1 and 2, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Sniders Rebel Adelee, a 4-year-old...

 

2022 Morrisons Cove Dairy Show Names Supremes

The 71st Annual Morrisons Cove Dairy Show ran Monday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 5, at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Rexlea Joel Emblem, a junior 3-year-old Jersey owned and shown by Bo...

 

DUI Task Force to Hold Events

The officers of the Blair DUI Task Force will make their presence known on area roadways in one or more fashions (check point, roving patrol, or mobile awareness) to ensure Blair County roadways are as safe as possible. • Avoid drunk driving...

 

Northern Bedford Auditorium Gets Complete Makeover

Among other projects, Northern Bedford County High school's auditorium had a complete renovation during the summer. According to Superintendent Todd Beatty, the renovations started with the...

 

NBCHS '58 to '62 Grads to Receive Info on Reunion

Northern Bedford County High School graduates from the classes of 1958 through 1962 will be receiving letters soon regarding the second annual reunion. Set for Saturday, Oct. 8, at the former Replogle Elementary building in New Enterprise, it will...

 

Water, Water Everywhere

Summer is winding down, but people in the Cove are still finding ways to enjoy the heat. Above, Britani Figard's German shepherd Jett was able to keep cool chasing after the spray from Figard's...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 18, 2022

Ward Talks State Budget, Broadband at Chamber Breakfast Meeting

State Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) addressed members of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club on Thursday, Aug. 11, and talked about some of the main issues facing the commonwealth and what...

 
 By Philip Cmor    Sports    August 18, 2022

Northern Bedford Ready to 'Grow and Develop' This Season

Nearly a year later, Northern Bedford High School quarterback Eion Snider still reflects on what the Black Panthers accomplished last season with amazement and pride. "It was a dream, basically,"...

 

Rabbits Under Review

(From left) Amelia Hanlon, 9; Jocelyn Hanlon, 10, of Tyrone; Kinlee Thompson, 5; and Charlie Doyle, 4, of Bellwood, watch as the rabbits they entered in the market rabbit category of the Blair County...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 18, 2022

Spring Cove School District Sees Resignations, New Hires

Aug. 8, 2022 The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors met in a combined committee of the whole and regular Meeting on Monday, Aug. 8, with much of the focus being on personnel and staffing...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 18, 2022

Airport's Approved to Begin Contour Flights

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved the Altoona-Blair County Airport’s entry into the Alternate Essential Air Service program (AEAS) and can begin daily passenger flights to Philadelphia through Contour Airlines. The airport...

 

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