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Freda L. Kirk

Freda L. Kirk, 90, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Patton, passed away Aug. 19, 2021, at The Lutheran Home in Hollidaysburg. She was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Martinsburg, the daughter of Jesse and Fannie (Ake) Wineland. In addition to her parents, she was...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 2, 2021

Annual Benefit Auction and Bake Sale is Back

On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., the 24th annual benefit auction and bake sale will be held. This will be held at Morrisons Cove Produce Auction, 4826 Woodbury Pike, Roaring Spring, 16673. Those who have never been to this auction are missi...

 

Pa. Offering Grants For Small Businesses, Farms To Boost Energy Efficiency

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced that $1 million in 2021 Small Business Advantage Grant funding will be available for small businesses and farmers who want to improve their operations through energy efficiency,...

 

Penn State Altoona to Hold Event Remembering 9/11

Penn State Altoona will host “Our Shared Stories,” an event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Join with community members to share stories and memories of that day and its...

 

Research Documents Increase in Suicide Rates in Pennsylvania

Suicide rates in Pennsylvania have increased considerably from 1999 to 2018, with the suicide rate among rural counties being higher, on average, than the rate in urban counties, according to...

 

Help Tackle The Need By Giving Blood

As fall approaches, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help end the ongoing critical need for blood and kick off the season with a blood or platelet donation. The Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to give now and help ensure...

 

DUI Task Force to Hold Events This Week

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...

 

Recent Graduates of Histotechnology Include Claysburg Native

In recent weeks, the Conemaugh School of Allied Health in Johnstown graduated 14 medical professionals, many of whom will continue to serve the local community. Of the recent graduates, eight...

 

Greenfield-Kimmel Class of 1961 Celebrates 60th Reunion

The Greenfield-Kimmel graduating class of 1961 held its 60th class reunion, Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Iron Masters Country Club in Roaring Spring. A picnic at The Claysburg Community Park was held...

 

Make-A-Wish Looking for Local Volunteer

Children who are living with critical illnesses need the transformational power of a wish. Make-A-Wish needs local residents to make it happen by volunteering their time and compassion to assist with fulfilling wishes. The Make-A-Wish regional...

 

Library Receives Donation from Lions Club

Members of the Williamsburg Lions Club presenting a $1,000 check in memorial of member Brian Showalter to the Williamsburg Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 24. The funds will be put toward large print...

 

Let's Get This Show Started

The Ross siblings, Katie, 11, Madison, 12 and Cody, 16, get ready to show dairy beef at the Williamsburg Farm Show on Tuesday morning, Aug. 24....

 

Celebrity Milking Contest Features Local Office Holders

Participating in the Celebrity Milking Contest was the farm show queen's grandfather Richard Brubaker, Prothonotary Robin Patton, Representative Jim Gregory, Blair County Commissioner Laura Burke,...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Donuts, hot sausage sandwiches and pierogies – oh my! If you missed the Farm Show this week, you surely were missing out and so was your stomach. The many food vendors were definitely delicious! What happens if you missed the Farm Show and are...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Of course with it being Farm Show week last week, we had to have another question based on one of the biggest Williamsburg events of the season – the Farm Show. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Farm Show saw a lot of changes – some negative but...

 

First Princess, Little Miss Crowned

On Monday evening, the first-ever Farm Show Princess and Little Miss were crowned. Shown are (from left): Farm Show Queen Alternate Abigail England, Princess Alex Giansante, Little Miss Katharine...

 

Parading Around

Williamsburg's annual Farm Show Parade took place on Thursday, Aug. 26. The parade featured many local faces, including those pictured....

 

Blair Co. Jr. Livestock Club Gives Out 10 Scholarships

The Blair County Junior Livestock Club presented 2021 scholarships at the sale held on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Of the 10 recipients, six were first-year scholarships with $1,500 scholarships: Taylor Uplinge...

 

Ralph E. "Tub" Lane

Ralph E. “Tub” Lane, 95, of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday morning, August 25, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. He was born June 1, 1926, in Williamsburg, son of the late William and Marian (Smith)...

 

Lisbeth Ann (Thompson) Zangrilli

Lisbeth Ann (Thompson) Zangrilli of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, passed away July 27, 2021, at the Markley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Norristown, PA. She was born on Jan. 27, 1952 in Roaring...

 

Blair Co. Jr. Livestock Show Names Grand, Reserve Champions

The Blair County Junior Livestock Show was held on Aug. 16 and 17 at the Morrison Cove Memorial Park....

 

Marilyn M. Shaffer

Marilyn M. Shaffer, 88, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. She was born Sept. 14, 1932, in Bellwood, daughter of the late Jay H. and Thelma (Wertz) Burns. She married John E. “Jack” Shaffer June 10, 1955, in...

 

Mitchell C. Horton

Mitchell Cletus Horton, 57, of rural Martinsburg, passed away, Thursday morning, Aug. 26, 2021, at Shadyside UPMC Hospital, Pittsburgh following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 15, 1964, in Roaring...

 

Dorothy Leone Zimmerman

Dorothy Leone Zimmerman, 89, of Woodbury, went to her heavenly home Aug. 23, 2021. She was born Sept. 16, 1931, in Woodbury; daughter of the late Mark Sr. and Martha (Sell) Bulger. On September 29,...

 

Pearl Joan (Dilling) Perrin

Pearl Joan (Dilling) Perrin, 88, of Everett, passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Donahoe Manor, Bedford. She was born Dec. 14, 1932, in Fredericksburg, a daughter of the late George and Elda Mae...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 2, 2021

Former Newry Farmer's Daughter Has Made Baked Goods From Scratch For 30 Years

Lisa Becker has known all her life what hard work is about. Becker grew up in Newry, the daughter of Bill Hite, who owned a farm. In 1979, while working on the farm, she learned various aspects of...

 

Curryville House

Our house in Curryville was modest, but the memories were rich. Our kitchen floor was linoleum. Once a year we moved the kitchen table and chairs and the coal oil stove into the living room so we...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

“Escape from the Ordinary” is the true account of Glen and Julie Bradley’s sail around the world. Julie was a US Army Major. Her job was to inspect Russian nuclear missiles. She would lead a tea...

 

"The Best in America": Juniata Iron and Those Who Made It

In the Cove region there are roadside historical markers with the heading “Juniata Iron.” The few words state that there was a significant iron industry here from the late 1700s into the mid-1800s – but what was the basis of that industry and...

 

Methodist Church Volunteers Enhance Community Days

To the editor: Another Community Days over and what a wonderful, exciting weekend it was. Our church has participated in Community Days for 45 years beginning in 1976 when a planning committee was formed, the main street in front of General...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 3, 1896 Shortly after noon on Monday “Old Glory” was flung to the breeze over the Herald office from an iron staff, composed of sections of gas pipe placed in position to a height of 40 feet. The starry banner is four by seven...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 2, 1971 Martinsburg veterinarian Dr. Raymond Widmann and his son John were seriously injured in an explosion at their former home on South Market Street. The two were installing a hot water heater in the basement for a prospective...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 2, 1921 Atty. Simon H. Sell of Bedford completed the sale of the three-story mansard-roofed house on Main Street, Woodbury, to Mr. And Mrs. E.K. Witters. Their plans were a first-floor café and provisions to entertain travelers. To...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 29, 1996 Rev. Anthony Baker was named senior pastor at Faith Assembly of God in Roaring Spring. Caroline Briat of Thiers, France, was welcomed to the Cove as a Rotary International exchange student sponsored by the Roaring Spring...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 5, 1946 The Cove was set to give World War II veterans a rousing “welcome home” at a gala Morrisons Cove Memorial Picnic. It also was to be held in celebration of the silver anniversary of Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Billy...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 1, 2011 The 2011-12 school year is off to a strong start in the Morrisons Cove Area. Students in the Williamsburg Community School District jumpstarted the new school year among the four area districts by starting Monday, Aug. 28....

 

We Need Rest

Recently I’ve grown fond of watching the once popular TV series “Downton Abbey.” What I’ve learned is that in my house, we seem to be short a valet, a butler, a ladies maid, a head maid, any...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    September 2, 2021

WINGS Basket Auction

The WINGS (Women into Nurturing God’s Spirit) group of the Greenfield Charge of the United Church of Christ held a gift basket raffle at the Claysburg Community Days Celebration on Aug. 14 and 15. These ladies have been hosting the basket auction...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    September 2, 2021

Woodbury Cafe Switching to Food Truck

After eight years, a local favorite is closing, but the owners are moving on to other ventures. The Woodbury Cafe closed its doors Saturday, Aug. 28 on 134 Main St. Kristi and Daniel Oberman first...

 

Thought for the Week

My second hero is not an individual but a whole group of them. These heroes live in the pages of Scripture but also in our day and time. They are the “working class.” We will soon celebrate Labor...

 

Public Notices

Zoning Hearing The Roaring Spring Borough Zoning Hearing Board will hold a special exception hearing on September 9, 2021, at 2 p.m., in the borough building 616 Spang Street, Roaring Spring, PA 16673, to hear a request from Cen-Clear Child Services,...

 

AAA: Western PA Gas Prices Steady; Hurricane Ida Disrupts Gas Production

The national gas price average decreased by two cents as of Sunday, the cheapest price since early July, but was back up a penny to $3.15 Monday morning following Hurricane Ida. The storm has left more than one million people in Louisiana and...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    September 2, 2021

Todd Hall Directs His First Play for Cove Community Theater

Todd Hall is no stranger to plays having been an actor himself, but he is a stranger to directing. Hall has been preparing since June of this year for "The Mousetrap." "The Mousetrap" is the longest...

 

Residents Reminded to Practice Responsible Driving Ahead of Labor Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and the Pennsylvania DUI Association gathered with local police agencies and victim’s advocates in the DUI Victims’ Memorial Garden to urge motorists to...

 

How New Sell-By Dates Will Affect You

Introduced by Senator Vogel as Senate Bill 434, Act 62 amends Title 3 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in food protection, providing for both milk sell-by date and best-by date labeling....

 

NB Panthers Scrape By With 7-2 Win Over S. Huntingdon

Northern Bedford could only manage a first quarter touchdown in the Panthers' first game of the season, but that was all it took to eke out a 7-2 victory over the visiting Southern Huntingdon Rockets...

 

– Central Golf Scores –

Central (206) Richland (245) Chestnut Ridge(256) SITE: King Valley GC Central: Baum (37), G. Snowberger (40), J. Snowberger (41), Brumbaugh (44), Fisher (44) Richland: Farkus (44), Artim (48), Huss (48), Pollum (52), Salem (53) Chestnut Ridge :...

 

Autumn Hunts Begin Now

While many Pennsylvania hunters are awaiting the Oct. 2 opener of the autumn archery season for deer, a few hunters will be getting in on hunting action that begins right now. For instance, the...

 

Claysburg Falls to Glendale, 51-14

Claysburg was overpowered by Glendale 51-14 in a Week One matchup Friday night. Despite senior Presston Imler’s 114 yards on 15 carries, the Bulldogs’ offense just couldn’t keep pace with the Vikings on Glendale’s home turf. Claysburg...

 

Central Cambria Creams Central Tennis

Central tennis fell to Central Cambria 0-5....

 

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