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Dorothy M. "Dot" Summers

Dot Summers, 64, of Claysburg, passed away Wednesday Aug. 31, 2022, at UPMC-Altoona. She was born April 25, 1958, in Lehighton, daughter of Richard and Ann (Rogers) Pennell. She married Jeff Summer Feb. 16, 1980, in Jim Thorpe. She is survived by...

 

Bonita A. "Bonnie" Albright

Bonita A. "Bonnie" Albright, 81, of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2022, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was born Feb. 3, 1941, in...

 

Judy M. Reffner

Judy M. Reffner, age 77, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Aug. 3, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring Emergency Department after an apparent heart...

 

Rosella Furry

Rosella Furry, 100, of Roaring Spring, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, joining her loved ones in Heaven. She was born July 14, 1922, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Levi and Anna Naomi (Hainley) Albrigh...

 

Kenneth E. 'Clyde' Weitzel

Kenneth E. “Clyde” Weitzel, 55, of East Freedom, passeda away Wednesday morning Aug. 24, 2022, at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. He was born April 19, 1967, in Roaring Spring, the son of Edna M. (Helsel) Weitzel and the late Paul E....

 

EPA to Review Pa's Latest Cleanup Plan for the Chesapeake Bay

Pennsylvania officials hope the third time proves to be the charm when it comes to Chesapeake Bay cleanup plans. Two earlier plans, one submitted in 2019 and another late last year, were widely panned for failing to achieve the state’s pollution...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Most people recognize the name Ron Howard from “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Happy Days.” Some may also recognize the name Clint Howard from “Gentle Ben” and many other movies and shows....

 

Whiteleathers Celebrate 125th Annual Reunion

On Sunday, Aug. 14, Connie (Whiteleather) Skvir and Larry Skvir, formerly of Williamsburg, attended the 125th annual Whiteleather family reunion, which was held in East Rochester, Ohio. Also...

 

Survey Details Educational, Career, Residential Aspirations of Rural Pennsylvania Youth

The educational aspirations of today’s rural Pennsylvania youth have decreased over the past decade, according to the research, Rural Youth Survey: Trends and Developments in the Attitudes and Aspirations of Rural Pennsylvania Youth. The research,...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 16, 1897 The borough ordinance relating to the discharge of firearms within its limits is evidently a dead law, or else it would be enforced. Violations of this law have been many recently. Major Alex Bobb was off to Everett...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 14, 1972 The demolition of the old J. Leonard Replogle High School in New Enterprise was completed as crews set fire to the remaining scrap wood inside the building and pulled the brick walls into the foundation. The contractor...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 15, 1922 Silas Ickes of Huntingdon, chief lineman for the Raystown Water Power company, was electrocuted at Roaring Spring when he fell from a pole and came in contact with high tension wires feeding the borough service lines. He was...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 11, 1997 Blair County Airport Manager Martha Disney submitted her resignation to the airport authority. The board did not accept her resignation, and instead tabled it until the next meeting, in the hope that Mrs. Disney could be...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 11, 1947 The Blue Mountain Cannery at Martinsburg ended production for the season after shattering all production records from the past 11 years by producing over six and a half million cans. Superintendent M. V. Bankert left by...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 13, 2012 Entries at the Claysburg Farm Show were down from the previous year. It was the 82nd year for the show. The Northern Bedford School District was discussing options for the proposed Plancon Project for the junior/senior high...

 

The Sacrifice of the Shepherd

Recently I spoke with two dear relatives about my columns. One complimented me on my most recent one. I asked her what it was about. She paused. I thought. She could not recall the contents of the article. That made two of us. The other relative...

 

Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren Conference & Heritage Fair Combined

“Be of one heart with Jesus.” is the theme of the 2022 Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren Conference, being held Sept. 16 to 17 at Camp Blue Diamond. Mike Benner, 2022 District Moderator will lead the conference. Mike is a...

 

Thought for the Week

We closed last time with: “His answer was:” specific and 100 percent accurate. Isaiah said, do not be afraid of this man nor of the words he has spoken. He will not enter this city. Not even one...

 

A Joyful Homecoming

St. John’s United Church of Christ welcomed new members, DeAnna Cree and husband, Dennis Foltz. Sunday, Aug. 28, Pastor Betty Royer served them communion. De grew up in Martinsburg and is currently...

 

Dunnings Creek Friends Starting Series

The Dunnings Creek Friends Meeting (Quakers) will present the first in its “Still Listening” guest speaker series on local history in September. Journalist Cody McDevitt of Somerset, author of Banished From Johnstown: Racist Backlash in Western...

 

Public Notices

Special Township Meeting Notice The Board of Supervisors of Woodbury Township, Bedford County, will hold a special Township meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2022, immediately following the Woodbury Township Planning Commission meeting at 7 p.m., in... Full story

 

Martinsburg Library Starting Game Day Each Month

According to Guinness World Records, the most popular board game in America and the world is Monopoly. Trivial Pursuit, Othello, Clue, Scrabble and Checkers are in the list of the top ten most popular board games in the U.S. The best selling board...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 8, 2022

SCPR Prepares For Fall Show

The Southern Cove Power Reunion met on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse. Election of officers took place, and with the following outcome: • President Fred Mellott • First Vice President John Hileman and Second Vice President Brett Fisher • Bo...

 

Alpha Beta Donates School Supplies

On Aug. 9, 2022, the Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society met at the Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church for a dinner and work session. Following a delicious dinner of...

 

Bedford County Fair Bull Riding Attracts Crowd

When the July calendar comes around each year many families in the Cove anticipate attending the Bedford County Fair. Many of those families participate in 4H projects, the demolition derby, tractor...

 

Library's Story Hour Is Back

Story Hour is back at the Williamsburg Public Library. It is sponsored by the Women’s Civic Club and will be held every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. beginning on Sept. 14, 2022. Any child, ages 3-5 is invited to attend. Please call the Library at...

 

Woodbury Seeks to Adopt Noise Ordinance

For over a year, the Woodbury Township supervisors have been discussing the new noise ordinance for the township. During the Sept. 1 meeting, the supervisors made a huge step in finalizing the new ordinance. Craig Hamilton made the motion to adopt...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Summer is almost over. For us fall lovers, this may be a good thing. The end of summer also happens to mean my birthday, which is actually today! However, most of us had a pretty good summer and lots of great memories that were made. I decided to...

 

Over Brings Walking History of Williamsburg Alive

When it was announced earlier last week that former sixth grade teacher Cathy Over was doing another Walking History tour of Williamsburg, I was more than excited. Saturday, Sept. 3, I set out with a...

 

Mum's the Word: Looking at Chrysanthemums Around the Area

Without looking at a calendar or spotting a harvested corn field, it's clear fall is marching headlong into our lives with evidence outside most grocery and big box stores. Chrysanthemums, commonly...

 

Central Volleyball Sees Even Record at 1-1

SEPT. 1 VARSITY FINAL SCORES: Central def. Juniata Valley 25-22, 25-14, 25-14. SITE Central High School VISITORS: Juniata Valley HOME: Central High School Records: Central (1-1). JV: Juniata Valley 30-28, 15-25, 15-8. Middle School A: Juniata Valley...

 

Lady Dragon Tennis Nets Two Victories

The Central Tennis team started its week of three matches against the Forest Hills Lady Rangers, winning all five matches in a complete shutout victory. Against the Somerset Lady Eagles, the Lady Drag...

 

Panthers Defeated by Lady Dragons

GIRLS Varsity Soccer FINAL SCORE: Central 11, Northern Bedford 2 Score By Halves Bedford 2 0 -- 2 Central 5 6 – 11 1st Half : C – Garner (Hart), 2:33; C – Garner (Trexler), 8:58; C – Campbell (Trexler), 13:20; C – Kensinger (Benton),...

 

Dragon Soccer Falls to Panthers

The Central Dragon Soccer team faced the Northern Bedford Panthers in a home match last Wednesday. The Dragons were unable to attain a goal throughout the game, ending with a 5-0 loss to the Panthers. Colin Yeatts scored two goals for the Panthers...

 

Dragon Golf Narrowly Takes Second

The Central Golf team traveled to Somerset to face the Eagles and the Central Cambria Red Devils in a match last Wednesday. The Dragons finished second of three teams and had the individual best score of the entire match. Nick Baum had the best...

 

Squirrel Season Starts Saturday

It's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that Pennsylvania's squirrel-hunting season opens this Saturday (Sept. 10). From the time I was a young hunter more than 60 years ago until recently,...

 

Dragon Football Sees First Loss Against Richland Rams

The Central Dragon Football team faced the Richland Rams at home Friday night and, despite a one touchdown lead at halftime, lost with a devastating score of 35-28. Starting the game with a strong...

 

University News: Students Receive Honors, Enroll

Kutztown University announced that 306 students will be part of the university’s Honors Program in 2022-2023, including Emma Smith of Martinsburg, PA (16662). The Honors Program at Kutztown University provides high-achieving students with...

 

Class of 1940 Revisited

Remember this photo from the Sept. 1, 2022, edition of the Herald? Some readers reached out to let us know who else is in this1940 high school class. "My name is Daryl Hartman. My mother, Carolyn...

 

Speakers at Genealogical Society to Discuss 'Indian Eve'

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Rd. The speakers this September will be Carl Sellers, his daughter Lora Sellers, and his brother Gary...

 

Central Class of '62 Celebrates Reunion

The Central High School Class of 1962 celebrated its 60th year reunion on Aug. 20, 2022, at the home of Gary Wyland. A total of 33 people attended, 29 of whom were classmates (four of the couples...

 

ABCD Corp. Announces Major Enterprise Zone Expansion

The Altoona Blair County Development (ABCD) Corporation in partnership with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) has announced the expansion of the Altoona and Logan Township Enterprise Zone (EZ) along with four new...

 

C-K to 'Act On' Potential in 2022 Season

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School football team qualified for the District 6 Class 1A playoffs last season, but, to the Bulldogs, it was more a case of what might have been. Claysburg posted four regular season wins. The Bulldogs, however, weren’t a...

 

Diligent Dragon Devotee

Heather Van Winkle of Roaring Spring was among a large group of fans who came out to support the Central Dragons in their first home football game of the season Friday against Richland High School....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 8, 2022

Roaring Spring Man Jailed On Burglary Charges

A Roaring Spring man is behind bars after police said he was caught on camera burglarizing a garage. According to the charges filed by Roaring Spring police, on Aug. 27, police were called to a home in Roaring Spring after the homeowner noticed...

 

In other Week 3 games …

Conemaugh Township Indians (2-0) vs. Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs (1-1) Date and time: Friday, 7 p.m. Site: Tiger Stadium, Hollidaysburg Coaches: Conemaugh Township – Tony Penna Jr.; Claysburg-Kimmel – Matt Bilchak Last game: Conemaugh Township ...

 

Correction: Got Our Goat, Literally

The Herald must issue a correction for an error on the front page in the Sept. 1 edition. The Herald purchased a lamb at the Williamsburg Farm Show. The Herald did purchase a goat at the Blair County Junior Livestock Show, but the Herald lamb was...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 8, 2022

Estate of Slain Blair County Correction Officer Files Wrongful Death Suit

The estate of the Blair County Prison guard who was killed in the line of duty in November has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the county and several other entities alleging a “state-created danger” that led to Rhonda Russell’s death. Th...

 

Game of the Week

After entering the 2022 having not lost a regular season high school football game in two years, Central finds itself this week trying to start again. “I think our entire team is looking to respond in a positive manner,” record-setting Scarlet...

 

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