Articles from the August 31, 2023 edition

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Nancy J. Whalen

Nancy J. “JoAnn” Whalen, 85, of New Enterprise, a guest of Homewood at Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 2023, at the home. She was born May 2, 1938, in...

 

Robert W. Lape, Sr.

Robert W. Lape, Sr., 88, of Roaring Spring, passed away peacefully Aug. 21, 2023, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center surrounded by his loving family after an extended battle with cancer. He was born March 20, 1935, the son of the late William...

 

Steven T. Kauruter, Jr.

Steven T. Kauruter, Jr., 47, of Williamsburg, passed away early Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 2023, at his residence, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 7, 1975, in Roaring Spring, son of Steven T., Sr. and Dorothy L. (Detwiler)...

 

E. Jane Steele

E. Jane Steele, 93, of Martinsburg, passed away Monday evening, Aug. 21, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1929, in Martinsburg, daughter of the late John F....

 

Labor Day Weekend Travel Trends Anticipated by AAA

With summer winding down, many Americans are heading out of town. AAA booking data for flights, hotels, rental cars and cruises show Labor Day weekend travel is up over last year: domestic bookings are up 4 percent and international bookings are up...

 

Thomas H. Guyer

Thomas H. Guyer, 68, passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, at the Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, following an extended and courageous battle with Huntington’s disease. He was born May 16,...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

Nadine and Josie Norris were identical twins. Their mother dropped them off at their grandmother and aunt’s farm along the McKenzie River at the age of 4 years. Gram was quite eccentric. She was...

 

Family Celebrates 126th Annual Whiteleather Reunion

On Sunday, Aug. 13, Connie (Whiteleather) Skvir and Larry Skvir, formerly of Williamsburg, attended the 126th annual Whiteleather family reunion which was held in East Rochester, Ohio. The...

 

Volunteers Plan Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in the deaths of 48,183 Americans in 2021. To draw attention to the fight for suicide prevention, volunteers from Blair County will be uniting with more than a quarter of a...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 8, 1898 A charter has been issued to the Huntingdon Telephone Co. of Huntingdon to operate telephone lines in the counties of Huntingdon, Bedford, Blair, Centre, Fulton, Mifflin, Juniata, Perry and Franklin. Some of the young people...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 6, 1973 For a time a Martinsburg sewer line project and a second one to serve residents of the new Homewood complex were stalled because of a dispute with landowners, W. Gene Henry and Roger L. Smith. The borough had initiated...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 7, 1923 Over two hundred and fifty people assembled in the Odd Fellows Hall in Martinsburg at the invitation of the Klu (sic) Klux Klan of the State of Pennsylvania. The meeting was held to give citizens of the Cove an opportunity to...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 10, 1998 A Woodbury man was assaulted during an apparent burglary attempt over the weekend. The man was at his residence along Route 36 when he heard a loud noise in his garage. He went to investigate and was struck on the head. The...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 9, 1948 Williamsburg High School’s new $40,000 football plant will be initiated this Saturday night, September 11, when an Army-Navy game will be played benefiting the school’s bleacher fund. More than 60 local ex-service men are...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 5, 2013 The Claysburg Area Food Pantry was the recipient of several donations that helped with the organization’s financial struggles. U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster delivered 500 pounds of meat to the food pantry after purchasing a steer...

 

Could We Ever Out-Give God?

When I first moved to central PA from a more urban area and was about to start my teaching career, several people warned me: most of the people around this area are related to each other so watch what you say about people. It was good advice for me t...

 

Thought for the Week

Labor Day has been a legal U.S. holiday since signed into law by President Grover Cleveland in 1897. On this day, we honor working people. This is not simply for those who labor with their physical bo...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    August 31, 2023

Don Goebel Jr. Professes Publicly to Follow Jesus Christ

On Sunday Aug. 20, at 1:30 p.m. in this beautiful stream of located on Ski Gap Road a baptism took place. Morrison Cove Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Aaron Musselman held a picnic at...

 

Claysburg Ministerium Churches Honor The Staff At CKSD

On Aug. 21, folks came together from the churches of Claysburg Ministerium and prepared a meal to honor the people who will be working with the children in the Claysburg-Kimmel School District. This m...

 

Public Notices

Estate Notice Estate of Keegan Annalise Mina Burns, deceased. Late of Altoona City, Blair County, PA D.O.D. July 11, 2020. Letters of administration on the above estate have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 31, 2023

RS Man Accused of Stealing Thousands from Skills Machines

A Roaring Spring man is facing charges in Bedford County for conspiring with three other people to steal thousands of dollars from Pennsylvania skills machines at a Queen business. Zacheriah J. Hammel, 23, was arraigned by Bedford Magisterial...

 

Cheers for the Bulldogs

(From left) Avery Weyandt, 8, Bailee Claar, 7, Regan Reffner, 8, and Blayke Kassick, 6, were on hand Friday to cheer on Clayburg-Kimmel's first game of the season playing at home against Berlin...

 

Blair Co. Jr. Livestock Show Names Champs

The Herald incorrectly printed the following winners for the Blair Co. Junior Livestock Show: (TOP) Grand Champion Dairy Beef: Jordan Smith and the buyer was Nutrien Ag Solutions, Dave Clark (BOTTOM)...

 

Martinsburg Library Patron Winner Of Summer Reading Challenge

The Martinsburg Community Library recently wrapped up its annual Summer Reading program. This year's theme was "All Together Now." Thirty-four participants completed the program, combining to read...

 

Story Hour Returns to Library

Story Hour will be returning to the Williamsburg Public Library on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 6, 2023. The time is from 10-11 a.m. and any child aged 3-5 is welcome to attend. No preregistration is needed. Organizers are planning several exciting...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers: Remembering Louie's Coral Lounge, Part 2

Last week, we took a walk down memory lane with Louie’s and this week, we are going to continue that final walk – looking at some of the readers’ favorite memories and of course, food at the once highly-acclaimed restaurant on the top of Short...

 

Plans for River Front Drive on Hold at Township

For the last several months, Catharine Township has been trying to get River Front Drive, located in the township, to meet the 33-foot threshold for obtaining it as a right-of-way. Solicitor Nathan Karn was on hand at Monday evening’s meeting,...

 

WHS Junior Plants Up a Great Summer

For Williamsburg Junior Eleanor Brubaker, the summer of 2023 was coming up flowers. Brubaker, along with her friend Aaralyn Briscoe, took their flower business on Blue Barn Farm to another level....

 

Williamsburg School District 'Excited' for Upcoming Year

Williamsburg Community Secondary Principal Jennifer Frederick said the schools are “excited to begin the 2023-24 school year.” Lots of activities before the start of school, which was on Wednesday, Aug. 23, were announced at the School Board...

 

Farm Show Honors Williamsburgers

At the Blair County Antique Car Show on Sunday, Aug. 20, held at the Farm Show grounds, the family of the late Scotty Brua presented an award to Ed Gorsuch - the owner of a 1933 Plymouth Coupe....

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    August 31, 2023

History of the Cove Is Shown Through Local's Book About Iron Furnaces

A local man will help provide a close look at the rich history of the Cove with his writings. Byron Smail will publish a book about the nine different iron furnaces throughout the Cove. Entitled "The...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    August 31, 2023

Railroad, Iron Make Area Attractive During War

“To Arms To Arms!” were the words printed in bold face in the hopes of attracting the attention of young and old to the potential plight facing the usually peaceful farmers and merchants of Blair and Bedford counties. The call was aimed at...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 31, 2023

HASD Upgrades Energy

The Hollidaysburg Area School Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2023-24 school meal prices by a 6-0 vote. Board members Nicole Hartman, Manny Nichols, and Jennifer Costanza were absent for the meeting. Per the Pa. Dept. of Education (PDE),...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    August 31, 2023

Dr. Eicher Holding 'Entertaining and Unexpected' Lecture Series on Modern Western Civilization

Dr. John Eicher, associate professor of history at Penn State Altoona and current US National Endowment for Humanities Fellow, will present an eight-part lecture series titled "Modern Western...

 

Lady Dragon Tennis Finds Two Victories

In an away match against the Tyrone Lady Eagles and a home match against the Huntingdon Lady Bearcats, the Lady Dragon Tennis team took home two 5-0 victories to jump to a 2-0 record. Against the Eagles, Julia Ritchey won the first singles match...

 

New Faces, Same Results: Dragon Football Dominates in Season Opener

Facing off against the Bellefonte Red Raiders in their season opener, it was no surprise that the Dragons would start out a fresh season strong. A shutout for the Dragon defense combined with Central’s stunning offensive game paired well for a...

 

Dragon Soccer Victorious

BOYS SOCCER Facing the Chestnut Ridge Lions, the Central Dragon Boys Soccer team cinched a 4-2 victory in their season opener. At 14:12 in the first half, Avery Campbell scored the first goal of the...

 

Dragon Golf Wins, Ties

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, the Dragon golf team competed in matches in both Blair and Bedford counties. Three Dragon seniors competed in the Omni Bedford Springs High school invitational, and the Dragons' t...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    August 31, 2023

Hunting Begins Tomorrow

Hunting for doves and resident Canada geese begins tomorrow (Sept. 1) in Pennsylvania. The dove season, consisting of a Sept. 1 through Nov. 24 segment and a later one from Dec. 19 through Jan, 6, 2024, allows hunters to kill 15 doves per day, with...

 

Superintendent Dr. Robert Gildea on the Move

Hollidaysburg School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Gildea is looking to move to the open superintendent position at Lower Dauphin School District. Gildea has guided the Hollidaysburg school...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 31, 2023

Hollidaysburg Still Looking for Ninth Police Officer

The process to hire the ninth police officer for the Hollidaysburg borough has proven difficult over the last several months. Only two applicants applied for the position and Ann Andrews of the Pa. Civil Service Commission said applicants for open...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    August 31, 2023

Golden Tigers On Road to Redemption

The 2022 Hollidaysburg Area High School football team paid out the nose for entering the year with few proven players, losing eight of its first nine games before ending the campaign by beating DuBois. Seven of those setbacks were by double digits. M...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 31, 2023

HACP Works on Ad Opportunities

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) Board of Directors monthly meeting outlined a number of marketing and program and development committee projects they have become invested in within the Hollidaysburg Borough. HACP will be sponsorin...

 

North Main Street Reopened

Excavating Associates, Inc. reopened North Main Street on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, after completing improvements on part of the roadway in Roaring Spring. On Tuesday, the traffic detour ended, and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 31, 2023

Suspect in Greenfield Township Assault Still at Large

A Claysburg man wanted by police on felony assault, strangulation, and firearms charges is still on the run after escaping capture following an Aug. 21 incident in Greenfield Township when, according...

 

Can't Goat Enough!

The Herald was the winning bidder of this market goat at the Williamsburg Community Farm Show Livestock Auction on Friday, Aug. 25. The 77-pound goat was raised and shown by Kara Lansberry of...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 31, 2023

Girls Wrestling Could Be Added to Central's Winter Sports Schedule

Spring Cove School District Athletic Director Stacy Kuster is looking to bring a girls wrestling program to the district as an official sport. According to Kuster, girls wrestling is the fastest growing sport in the country. It has been approved by...

 
 By ANNE GRAY    News    August 31, 2023

RS Library Hosts "Women in Art" Series

For several weeks, patrons from the Cove and surrounding areas have been gathering at the Roaring Spring Community Library to learn about female artists and recreate their artistic styles. On Aug. 14,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 31, 2023

Head Start Returns to Williamsburg After a Nearly Three-Year Hiatus

Nearly three years after shutting its classroom doors in Williamsburg, Blair County Head Start is back in a new location, with a new executive director, but with the same goals that define the Head...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    August 31, 2023

NB, C-K Going Head to Head this Week

A football player for Claysburg-Kimmel, a soccer player at Chestnut Ridge and someone very active in his church, C-K senior Elias Ritchey wears a lot of hats in the fall. "I definitely have to find a...

 

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