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Harry Franklin Allison

Harry Franklin Allison, 88, of Blairsville, passed away peacefully at The Gardens in Indiana, PA, Saturday, August 14, 2021. Harry was born March 6, 1933, at home in Williamsburg, to the late Thomas...

 

Merle F. Wyant Jr.

Merle F. Wyant Jr. AKA Sonny 79, of Pasco County, Brooksville Florida, went home to be with the Lord on August 8, 2021, at Consulate VA Nursing Home after a long illness. He was born in Duncansville on Dec. 29, 1941, son of the late Merle F. Sr. and...

 

James R. "Jimbob" Becker

James R. “Jimbob” Becker, 35, of rural Williamsburg, passed away unexpectedly late Sunday afternoon, August 15, 2021, at his home. He was born June 15, 1986, in Roaring Spring, son of Nancy J....

 

Betty R. Curry

Betty R. Curry, 98, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, at the home after an extended illness. She was born July 23, 1923, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Clarence and Gra...

 

Kevin Evon Sanders

Kevin Evon Sanders, 43, of Hollidaysburg, passed away from cancer, Monday afternoon, August 9, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. He was born March 4, 1978, in Altoona, son of Victor L. and Joanne M. (Evon)...

 

Erma Berkheimer

Erma Berkheimer, 93, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Portage, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 8, 2021, at the home. She was born March 16, 1928, in Blue Knob, daughter of the late...

 

Farm-City Committee Opens Nominations for ACE Awards

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s Farm-City Committee announced that nominations are now being accepted for the ACE Award. The ACE Award is the acronym derived from Blair County Agricultural Community Excellence Award and was started as a...

 

Farm Funding Is Our Best Shot To Reduce Pollution

The best strategy for meeting the pollution reduction goals in the Chesapeake Bay’s Clean Water Blueprint (formally called the Bay’s total maximum daily load) is to focus on farms. Providing more financial and technical support to help farmers...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Anna McDowell received information from Dr. Daniel Hollister, her father’s physician, that her father had a stroke. Anna has not seen or spoken to her father since she was seventeen years old. Now s...

 
 By LARRY SKVIR    News    August 19, 2021

Family Formerly of W-burg Celebrates 124th Annual Reunion

On Sunday, Aug. 8, Connie (Whiteleather) Skvir and Larry Skvir, formerly of Williamsburg, attended the 124th annual Whiteleather family reunion which was held in East Rochester, Ohio. The...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 20, 1896 Harry Estep of Clover Creek presented a check for $738 at the Martinsburg Deposit Bank payable to Philip Shelly and received the money and disappeared shortly after. Both signatures were subsequently learned to be forgeries....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 19, 1971 Mike Biddle of Williamsburg won grand champion honors for his steer at the Blair County 4-H Baby Beef Show and Sale while his sister Sharon took reserve grand champion honors. Beth Ann Hess, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merl...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 19, 1921 The auditor’s report of the Cove Memorial picnic showed it was a financial success. A net profit of $1,213 resulted from gross receipts of $2,328 less total expenditures of $1,115. The picnic attracted the interest of people...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 15, 1996 Steven E. Hamilton, 36, of Johnsonburg, Elk County, has been named Roaring Spring police chief effective today. He was appointed Monday night by Roaring Spring Borough Council, which had been in the new process of selecting a...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 22, 1946 In the second fatal plane crash in Morrisons Cove since the construction of the airport in 1938, an Army major was killed when his pursuit plane roared into fog shrouded Tussey Mountain. He was identified as Maj. Charles W....

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 18, 2011 Sherry Dilling of Martinsburg formed a committee to care for the Acorn Cove Playground at Morrisons Cove memorial Park. The new committee of young families will take over some of the care of Acorn Cove and engage in some...

 

OT Wit and Humor

It seems the Old Testament often gets a bad wrap. People tend to view it as dry and boring, a list of rules that don’t apply, a bunch of whiny prophets that go on and on, or they see it as a bunch...

 

Imlers to Host Evening at Their Home

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring invite those interested to an evening of music, prayers, food and fellowship at their home at 1271 Spang St. Ext., Roaring Spring. The evening will begin between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20. A local...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    August 19, 2021

Alaina Musselman New 2021 Little Miss Claysburg Queen

On Aug. 14, at the 26th annual Little Miss Claysburg Pageant, Alaina Musselman won the title of Little Miss Claysburg Queen. She is the daughter of Terri and Christopher Musselman. Musselman enjoys...

 

Thought for the Week

There are multiple analogies of Christ’s relationship to His Church. He is seen as the Groom and the Church is His bride. He is the Head and the Church is His body. He is the Foundation and the...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    August 19, 2021

Greenfield Township Sees Forward Movement on C-K Athletic Field Improvement Project

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on Aug. 3. Supervisors authorized the township secretary to sign documents and release payments totaling approximately $87,000 for the purchase of a new snow plow truck....

 

Public Notices

Estate of Sally Scaramozzino, late of Martinsburg Borough. Letters testamentary on said estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are requested to make payment and those having claims against the same will present...

 

Kickoff Event For Breast Cancer Society Taking Place Today

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central PA committee announces the return of the Making Strides Walk Kickoff event for today, Aug. 19, 2021, on the front plaza at Lakemont Park from 4 until 6 p.m. The American...

 

Hall of Fame Accepting 2022 Inductee Nominations

The Claysburg Area Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for 2022 inductees. Nominations must be printed and done in ink. To be considered the Claysburg Area Hall of Fame, a nomination form must be completed by...

 

On the Move

Harold Guyer (left) watches as his friend John Kaurudar lifts a brush hog onto a trailer Monday afternoon along Yingling Road. The men were moving the brush hog for use at another...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 19, 2021

SCSD Addresses Health and Safety Concerns

The regular meeting of the Spring Cove School Board of Directors was held Monday, Aug. 16, at the administration office board room. The status of the school’s Health and Safety Plan was the focus of Superintendent Betsy Baker’s report. Although...

 

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Implements Visitor Restrictions

Effective as of Monday, Aug. 16, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center has implemented visitor restrictions in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the community. Visiting hours have been reduced and restricted as follows: • Inpatients...

 

School is in Session (Almost)

Local schools are getting ready for the first day of classes, Aug. 25....

 

Beautiful Blooms

Harry Gwin weeds the colorful display of flowers outside the entrance to Martinsburg's Mennonite Church....

 

Library 2021 Summer Reading Program Ends With a Celebration

This year's Friends of the Martinsburg Community summer reading program, entitled Tales and Tails, began on June 14, 2021, and ended on Aug. 13, 2021. A total of 51 children in preschool through...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    August 19, 2021

South Woodbury Twp. Hears From Fire Dept. On New Truck Purchase

Money from the Resolution on American Rescue Plan Act will provide the township with $109,508. This money has guidelines on what it can be spent on. The money must be appropriated toward something and completed by 2026. It cannot be used on roads or...

 

Traffic Citations In School Zones Drop In 2020

In Pennsylvania, there was a 62 percent decrease in school zone traffic violations from 2019-2020. Over the last five years, 28,357 drivers were cited for either speeding in school zones or illegally...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    August 19, 2021

Southern Cove Power Reunion Does Preparation For Fall Show

August meeting of the Southern Cove Power Reunion was held as usual. Meeting called to order by President Jason Hileman. Minutes from last month meeting were read by Melanie Clapper Club Secretary. Treasurer’s report given by Amy Mellott. The... Full story

 

Two Williamsburg Teens Compete for Farm Show Queen

Earlier this week, I asked Williamsburg residents, "What is your favorite thing about the Farm Show?" For many, it's the food, memories or seeing all the items shown by the exhibitors. For me, one of...

 

Williamsburg's Farm Show Returns After Year Off

It's almost time for that special week in August when Williamsburg welcomes those to the "Biggest Fair in Blair County." The Williamsburg Community Farm Show will be held from Aug. 22 to Aug. 27. Due...

 

Round-Up Campaign Gives Fire Department More Than $2,000

During last year's national change shortage, Nic's Grab N Go District Manager Angie Kipe suggested to area stores about doing a "round-up" campaign to try to help in this shortage. Manager Kristin Big...

 

- Ask the Williamsburgers -

This week’s theme for the Herald is the Williamsburg Farm Show. What better question to ask the residents of Williamsburg this week than – “What is your favorite part of the Farm Show?” Here is what a few had to say: Renee Criswell: Taco...

 

Williamsburg School Board Announces Plans for Co-Op

A few weeks ago, Williamsburg Community School Board voted in favor of a varsity football co-op with Juniata Valley School District. When that decision was made, a lot of questions arose ...

 

Pennsylvania Gains Population in Urban Areas

Pennsylvania grew by 2.4 percent over the last decade. Between 2010 and 2020, Pennsylvania's population grew from 12,702,379 to 13,002,700, an increase of 300,321 or 2.4 percent. Over this same period...

 

Census Shows Bedford, Blair Losing Population

Recently released data from the U.S. 2020 Census reveals that Bedford and Blair counties continue to lose population, even as Pennsylvania gains. Pennsylvania’s overall population grew from 12.7 million to 13 million, an increase of 300,321 or 2.4...

 

Alpha Beta Welcomes Transfer Members

Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, welcomed new members transferring from Iota Chapter at their Aug. 2, 2021, meeting held at the Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School. Presi...

 

Boys Basketball Raises Money for Gym

On Saturday, July 24, the Spring Cove Fifth Grade Boys Basketball team held a fundraiser car wash at the Roaring Spring True Value Hardware Store. All funds received were donated to the roof...

 

Phillips Rangers' Massacre Remembrance Ceremony

On Saturday, July 17, a Remembrance Ceremony was held in Liberty Township (Bedford County) to honor the memory of the Phillips Rangers’ Massacre that took place on July 16, 1780. It was sponsored by the Frontier Patriots Chapter, Sons of the Americ...

 

Showmanship Contest Produces 10 Master Showmen

The Blair/Bedford Youth Showmanship Contest was held on Aug. 2 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. The event kicked off the week-long Blair/Bedford Dairy Show....

 

August Images

When I was a college English student, which was pretty much a lifetime ago, one of the types of literature I studied was poetry in its various forms. I became competent in dissecting the rhythms and...

 

4-H, FFA Junior Dairy Show Winners Announced

The Blair/Bedford 4-H/FFA Junior Dairy Show was center stage at the 70th Morrisons Cove Dairy Show Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 2 and 3, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Sniders G Dirty Betcha, a senior...

 

Morrisons Cove 70th Anniversary Dairy Show Names Supremes

The 70th Anniversary Morrisons Cove Dairy Show was held Wednesday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Sniders G Dirty Betcha, a senior 4-year-old Guernsey owned and...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    August 19, 2021

RS Woman Opens Boutique to Provide for Her Son

Though Alexis Weyandt is just now opening a shop, Windy Acres Country Boutique, Gifts and Junk, she has previously dabbled in selling clothing: She ran a kid's boutique out of her house. The reason...

 

Growing Together

Weighing in at about 10 and 1/4 pounds, this pair of cantaloupes grew together on Nolt's farm of Henrietta. A neighbor called in and asked the Herald to come take a picture because "it's not...

 

First Herald 'Tell Us What You Think' Town Meeting Tonight

This is another reminder of the upcoming “Tell Us What You Think” Tour, intended to make the Herald a better news source for the community. The first of the town hall meetings is at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 19, in the Banquet Hall at...

 

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