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Shirley L. Clark

Shirley L. Clark, 78, of Everett, passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. She was born June 18, 1943, in Everett, a daughter of Paul and Mary (Kichman) Cottle. On July 6, 1968,...

 

William M. "Cheezy" Burket

William M. “Cheezy” Burket, 72, of Roaring Spring, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born Dec. 2, 1948, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Kenneth L. and Irene M. (Hershey) Burket. He...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    August 26, 2021

State To Text Residents Who Missed Second COVID-19 Shot

In an effort to boost the statewide COVID-19 vaccination rate, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said residents who missed their second dose will soon receive text message reminders to complete the immunization series. Acting Secretary of Health...

 

Claysburg Trivia Night Canceled

The Claysburg Trivia Night scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, must be canceled due to a local outbreak of COVID-19 and because Blair and Bedford counties are in the high transmission area and would require additional safety measures. Money...

 

Replogle High School Alumni Association Schedules Reunion

Replogle High School Alumni Association has scheduled a reunion for noon on Friday, Sept. 17, at the Replogle Building in New Enterprise. Also occurring at same time will be a reunion of the Northern Bedford High School classes of 1958-62. The...

 

Remember Everyone Deployed

Have you ever heard of R.E.D. Friday’s? R.E.D. is the acronym for Remember Everyone Deployed. This tradition began following the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001 as troops began to be dispersed throughout...

 

Recent 'Years Ago' Answered Some Family Questions

To the Editor: It’s always a great day when the Morrisons Cove Herald arrives in my rural Minnesota mailbox! As I was perusing the Aug. 12, 2021 edition one of my first stops was (always is) the...

 

Football from Back in the Day

The summer of ’69 – “Those were the best days of my life.” Yes, Bryan Adams and I have that common thread. Where his summer revolved around the front porch and playing a guitar with his band, my days were more associated with hanging out...

 

Closer Than She Knows By Kelly Irvin

Teagan O’Rourke is a court reporter. Using 14 keys, she can transcribe a court case and figure out her dinner menu at the same time. Her whole family is involved in law enforcement one way or...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 27, 1896 Samuel G. Knee, formerly of Martinsburg, died in Delaware County, Iowa, at the age of 62. He was a colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War and was a prominent businessman. The Prohibitionist of Blair County met in...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 26, 1971 A 19-year-old Kansas man was apprehended by federal narcotics agents for transporting 60 pounds of marijuana in his luggage. Police watched the suspect from a back room at the airport, allowing him to pack the two foot...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 26, 1921 David Frederick 22-year-old farmer of Taylor Township, met with a fatal accident while hunting for a hawk that had invaded his chicken flock. Nearing the W.S. Ferry farm with his gun, he stopped to talk with friends and...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 22, 1996 Morrisons Cove Home celebrated the grand opening of its new Detwiler-Halbritter Building last week with four days of events. Blair County’s 150th birthday is being observed in Williamsburg this week during the 30th annual...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 29, 1946 Merle C. Detwiler of New Enterprise RD 1 announced that he would begin operation of a new dairy – “Detwiler’s Golden Rule Dairy.” It was to feature milk from Detwiler’s Guernsey herd. Because of the reconstruction...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 25, 2011 An earthquake Tuesday afternoon centered in Virginia measured 5.8 on the Richter scale and was felt up and down the East Coast, including the Morrisons Cove area. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake ...

 

Making Sense

I talked with an elderly woman this week that has two adult sons. She described how good they are to her although they boss her too much. One did excellent in school and even has had some inventions p...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    August 26, 2021

Faith United Methodist Church Shares Love for Jesus Through Ice Cream

Sunday, Aug. 22, Woodbury Community Center came alive with laughter and socialization while enjoying free ice cream. Faith United Methodist held their third and last ice cream community event for the...

 

'Sharing My Story' to Kick Off Rally Day at First Church of the Brethren

Sharing by Church of the Brethren General Secretary David Steele will highlight the Roaring Spring First Church of the Brethren Rally Day celebration on Sunday, Sept. 12, during morning worship, beginning at 9:25 a.m. Steele, who has served as the...

 

Thought for the Week

Children have heroes. Parents hope those heroes will actually be good examples for their child to follow. In today’s world, sports figures, media stars, and others who are rich, famous, good looking...

 

Public Notices

Notice of Intention of the Roaring Spring Borough Council to Enact Ordinance 2021-4 Notice is hereby given that on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 6 p.m., the Borough of Roaring Spring, at the Roaring Spring Municipal Building, 616 Spang Street,...

 

Central High Football Preview

Coach: David Baker Number of Years as Head Coach: 11 2020 Record: 8-1; District 6 AAA Champions Returning Starters: Offense: Ethan Eicher, TE; Josh Waite, G; Mason Conrath, G; Jeff Hoenstine, QB;...

 

Central High Tennis Preview

Coach: John Riley Number of Years as Head Coach: 15 League: Laurel Highlands 2020 Record: 6-6, 2-4 in Mountain League Returning Starters: Tomi May SR, Morgan Kennedy SR Returning Letterwinners: Violet Smith SR, Kaylee Cole JR, Adacyn James JR,...

 

Central High Boys Soccer Preview

Coach: Brian Campbell Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Laurel Highlands 2020 Record: 2-13-1 Returning Starters and Letterwinners: Josh Bridenbaugh, Zach Gahagan, Jon Imler, Drew...

 

Central High Girls Soccer Preview

Coach: Randy Trexler Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Laurel Highlands (new conference this year – previously in Mountain Conference) 2020 Record: Overall: 7-7-3 League: 6-6-3 Lost to Bedford in 2020 playoffs Returning Starters:...

 

Central High Volleyball Preview

Coach: Caitlyn Welty Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Laurel Highlands (1st year for the team) District 6AA 2020 Record: 3-13 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Seniors: Faith Brumbaugh, Brooke Claar, Haylie Mingle, Adalyn Smith; Juni...

 

Central High Golf Preview

Coach: Robbie Keith Number of Years as Head Coach: 14 League: Laurel Highlands 2020 Record: Overall: 21-13 League: 17-11 Returning Starters and Letterwinners: Jonah Snowberger (12), Jerry Brumbaugh...

 

Northern Bedford Football Preview

Coach: Garry Black Number of Years as Head Coach: 6 League: ICC 2020 Record: 7-2 Returning Letterman: 17 Returning Starters: Offense: Brooks Snider, TE; Remington Bowser, T; Derek Beach, G; Brad...

 

Northern Bedford Girls Soccer Preview

Coach: Barbara Zanella Number of Years as Head Coach: 5 League: ICC 2020 Record: Overall: 11-7-0 League: 10-6-0 Returning Letterwinners: Ashley Kichman (12), Evie Long (12), Makayla Hall (12), Abbie...

 

Northern Bedford Boys Soccer Preview

Coach: Marcus Yeatts Number of Years as Head Coach: 22 League: ICC 2020 Record: 9-8 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Seniors: Cameron Clark (letterwinner), Logan Greeley (letterwinner), Nate Helsel...

 

Northern Bedford Volleyball

Coach: Shalonne Sipes Number of Years as Head Coach: 2 League: ICC South 2020 Record: 3-14 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Addie Sipes, Jenna Carberry, Lydia Byler, Lizzie Long, Lainie Sipes, Halle...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Football Preview

Coach: Matt Bilchak 2020 Record: 1-5 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Offense: Pressten Imler (FB-TE-DE), Devon Walters (C-DL), Zeke Barr (OL-DL), Wyatt Buell (WR-K-DB), Caleb Oakes (QB-WR-CB), Cole...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Golf Preview

Coach: Steve Oakes Number of Years as Head Coach: 1 League: Inter County Conference Returning Starters: Ethan Diehl, Joshua Emeigh, Abigail Gonsman, Kristopher Oakes, Olivia Wilber, Parker Buell Newcomers: Aaron Walters, Riley Ebersole, Aidan...

 

Williamsburg Cross Country Preview

Coach: April Wheland Number of Years as Head Coach: 3 League: ICC Returning: Cyrus Simmons (12th), Levi Hoover (11th), Ethan Watkin (11th), Jeremiah Ross (10th), Eliza Mock (10th) Newcomers: Ethan O (9th), Brooke Stewart (10th), Kara Landsberry (10th...

 

Williamsburg Volleyball Preview

Coach: Marina Brubaker Number of Years as Head Coach: 3 League: Juniata Valley League Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Ashley Brubaker, Abbie Merritts, Ashlie Richardson, Alissa Walker, Morgan...

 

Williamsburg Football Starting Co-Op with Juniata Valley

For many Williamsburg residents, a fall Friday night was all about getting ready and heading to the Veterans Memorial Field to cheer on the beloved Blue Pirate football team. It seems that this...

 

Bedford Co. Chamber of Commerce Announces 2021 Award Honorees

Bedford County Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2021 Award Honorees to be recognized as part of the Chamber’s Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Bedford County Airport. The following are the award honorees: John...

 

First Central High Graduating Class Celebrates 60th Reunion

The first graduating class of Central High School, Martinsburg -1961- met for its 60th class reunion on Aug. 7, 2021, at Diamond Lane Farm, Roaring Spring. Class members present were (from left):...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    August 26, 2021

Ye Old Time Fair to be Held at Baker Mansion

The Blair County Historical Society will be holding a Ye Old Time Fair on Saturday, Aug. 28 from noon to 5 p.m. in the yard at The Baker Mansion. According to events committee member Barbi Burns, there will be a wide variety of vendors including...

 

Commissioners Launch Broadband Expansion Projected To Serve 3,900 Customers

On Aug. 17, the Bedford County Commissioners in cooperation with Alleghenies Broadband, Inc. (ABI) launched phase one of their fluid master plan that will expand internet services to unserved and...

 

Claysburg PAST Creating 'Passports of Claysburg'

Do you have a story to tell about someone connected to the Claysburg Area? Here is your chance. Claysburg PAST will be creating a profile of people from the Claysburg Community into a book format called “Passports of Claysburg, PA” as part of a...

 

RS Library wins True Value Foundation's Painting a Brighter Future Grant

A fresh coat of paint brightens any room, and the Roaring Spring Community Library will refresh its learning environment with 20 gallons of donated paint. The Roaring Spring Community Library was...

 

Insurance Agencies Finalize New Partnership, Expand National Network

Warren A. Gingrich Insurance Agency of Altoona, along with White Jenkins Johnson Insurance Agency of Saxton, has finalized a partnership with Michigan-based High Street Insurance Partners, a Top 50 US Insurance Brokerage. The Altoona-based agency,...

 

Northern Bedford Junior a Beneficiary of Benefit Golf Outing

The 2021 Valley Rural Electric Annual Benefit Golf Outing raised money for an area teenager battling lymphoma and an infant with a congenital heart condition. The cooperative's 10th annual tournament...

 

Reliance Bank Makes Donation to Dragon Pride Foundation

On Aug. 10, Reliance Bank made a donation to the Dragon Pride Foundation, a charitable organization that collects and distributes funds to enhance the educational, artistic, and athletic programs throughout the Spring Cove School District. “It’s...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

There are many reasons as to why you should come down to Williamsburg this week and enjoy “The Big Time.” From the activities and events to the parade to seeing all the wonderful things that Williamsburg crafters and farmers can produce ...

 

Car Show's Best in Show a Ford Mustang

More than 98 cars entered one of the biggest events of the Farm Show week - the 30th Annual Williamsburg Car Show - sponsored by the Smith Family Car Store. Best of Show - First place was a 2006 Ford...

 

The Judging Begins!

Judging for the Williamsburg Farm Show has begun....

 

Oak Alley Ownership Comes into Question

Oak Alley in Catharine Township was the topic of discussion at last Thursday evening’s Catharine Township meeting. There was a question about the new 10-ton weight limit sign that was put up into the alley. An individual added a 9 over top the 0...

 

'Dynamic Duo' Named Friends of the Fair

Laura England, on behalf of PA Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, presents the Friends of the Fair to "dynamic duo" Bill Stotler and Karen Loomis before the Farm Show Queen...

 

Brubaker Crowned Farm Show Queen

Ashley Brubaker, 18, of Williamsburg was crowned the 2021-22 Williamsburg Farm Show Queen on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 22. Brubaker is the daughter of Shawn and Kendra Brubaker of Williamsburg....

 

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