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Joanne Louise Williams

Joanne Louise Williams, 70, of rural Williamsburg, formerly of Towson, MD, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 31, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. She was born Oct. 9, 1950, in Altoona, daughter of Rev. Daniel...

 

Samuel Earl Detwiler

Samuel Earl Detwiler, 87, a resident of Maybrook Hills Rehab and Healthcare Center, Altoona, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 2, 2021 at the center. He was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Martinsburg, son of the late Ross Anthony a...

 

Anna E. Klepser

Anna Elizabeth Klepser, 82, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 3, 2021, at her home, following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 8, 1939, in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late,...

 

Glenn Franklin Roub

Glenn Franklin Roub, 80, of Altoona, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday morning, Sept. 1, 2021, at his residence. He was born Oct. 4, 1940, in Saxton, son of the late...

 

Kathleen Hull Mitchell

Kathleen Hull Mitchell, 94, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Sept. 4, 2021, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. The oldest of two children, Kathleen was born Dec. 2, 1926, to the late Ralph E.D....

 

Anna Fern Holsinger

Anna Fern Holsinger, 84, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 30, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spri...

 

Gerald E. Brown

Gerald E. Brown, 81, of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday afternoon Sept. 2, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born June 5, 1940, in Waynesburg, son of the late Albert and Garnet (Titus) Brown. He married Priscilla Jo West May 25, 1966, in...

 

Don and Marian Lynn

A celebration of life in loving memory of Don and Marian Lynn will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at The Big Barn, 1447 Locke Mt. Road, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Please join our family from 2 until 4 p.m., and share your favorite memories and...

 

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 12-18

Professional truck drivers are the backbone of the American economy. Visit any grocery store, business, or medical facility, and that becomes immediately obvious. Whether you are buying clothing at a retail store or a filling up your tank at a gas...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Morrisons Cove has always felt like home to me – even though I never actually lived here. Sweet memories flooded my mind every time I came back to visit. I literally cried when I had to return to Ohio. And more so as an adult than a...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Elise Carmichael helps in court cases when there is a deaf person involved. She is excellent in lip reading and signing due to the fact that her son, Sawyer, is both deaf and mute. Leaving the...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    Life    September 9, 2021

Fall Rural Roadway Safety Tips

This fall, during the busy harvest season, you may find yourself sharing the roadway with various forms of farm equipment. America’s rural roadways are often not equipped for accelerated speeds and can present several safety hazards, especially to...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 10, 1896 The Rev. T.F. Reeser, pastor of the Lutheran Church in Hollidaysburg, and J.D. Love, a prominent Hollidaysburg grocer, drowned in the Juniata River about six miles downstream from town. The pair had been fishing below lower...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 12, 1971 Plans were underway for developing a 17-acre tract of land into a park in Claysburg. The land for the park, which was to be located at the corner of Senator Street and Route 220, was donated by General Refractories. The park...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 9, 1921 Carl G. Bridenbaugh, son of Prof. P.H. Bridenbaugh, opened a first-class hotel in the Seminary building on E. Allegheny Street to accommodate the traveling public and provide special parties for tourists. A large dining room...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 5, 1996 The Williamsburg School Board adopted an intensive block scheduling program for the 1997-98 school year. The board voted to try the 80-minute class program on a trial basis for one year. Members of the Martinsburg Mennonite...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 12, 1946 Eleven-year-old nephew of Lester S. Furry, Richard Patrick Erb, was found lying dead on the highway after he fell from Mr. Furry’s truck when he grabbed for his hat. The tragedy was not discovered until Mr. Furry and the...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 8, 2011 A Martinsburg man is one of the main organizers of the upcoming Flight 93 Memorial Dedication weekend. Keith Newlin, 53, who has lived in Martinsburg since 1997, is the superintendent of the National Parks of Western...

 

Wise Steps

If I have learned anything from working through the book of Proverbs, it should be the problem with pride. While I would like to think that the Lord has helped me stay humble, there are still weak...

 

Manna on Main Street Time Changes for July

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue their monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-through, take-out only service on Sept. 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. Please note the time change. Participants can drive or walk up to the doors of...

 

Dramatic Presentation About Women of The Bible to Take Place at Faith Assembly

Faith Assembly, located at 4870 Cove Mountain Road in Roaring Spring, will be hosting a Ladies/Teen Fall Encounter with Anita Gutschick. The theme will be Women of the Bible. Anita Gutschick,...

 

Thought for the Week

Perhaps you will not think this hero of mine worthy to be called a hero. Even he did not think himself important. When he spoke with the “angel of the Lord,” he said of himself, “… my family...

 

PA Preferred Homegrown By Heroes to Offer Free Webinars Connecting Veterans with Agriculture Business Funding, Opportunities

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced a free webinar series to connect military veterans who are considering starting or expanding an agriculture business with resources, funding and planning tools they need to succeed. The series, which...

 

Beekeepers to Meet in Clearfield County

The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers, are a non-profit organization devoted to educating the general public about the importance of honeybees. The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet in Clearfield at the Houtzdale Fire...

 

Local Gold Star Families to Join 9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration

Afghanistan and Iraq Gold Star families from throughout Central Pennsylvania will join the local commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, the planning committee announced last week. The event will be held on...

 

Secretary of State Encourages Residents to Learn About Elections by Serving as Poll Workers

Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid encouraged all eligible Pennsylvanians to learn more about elections by signing up to be poll workers in their county for the Nov. 2, 2021, election. “Poll workers play an integral role in the...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

If you pay attention to the Williamsburg section, you can understand that I am a very big foodie – I love to cook and bake for my family and friends and I enjoy going out to eat at many places. I’m always in awe when I see copycat recipes on the...

 

Woodbury Township Discusses Financial Security

For the last few months when residents of Woodbury Township would bring plans into township, questions often arise of financial security. Financial security is when the resident who is building has to provide backup funds for labor and materials at...

 

Ida Hits Williamsburg

Shown are pictures of the flood that decimated our small town - remnants of Hurricane Ida, the flooding forced many road closures not only in our town, but all over the Cove....

 

Residents Meet to Discuss Mask Mandate

An estimated 80 people attended a meeting at the Williamsburg Veteran’s Memorial Center on Sunday evening, in response to an UnmaskOurKids Facebook group. Those in attendance were community leaders, parents and students of the district. A youth...

 

'Let's Move Blair County' Starting this Weekend and Running to November

Ready for fall? The Let’s Move Blair County and the Chamber of Commerce Workplace Wellness Committee are conducting the next two-month steps challenge for teams, schools, community groups, workplaces, faith-based organizations, and/or individuals....

 

Blair County Historical Society Plans Events for County's 175th Anniversary

A tree dedication ceremony celebrating the 175th Anniversary of Blair County will be held by the Blair County Historical Society at Baker Mansion on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. This will be followed b...

 

Pa. Residents Encouraged to Practice Sustainable Forestry

Did you know that Pennsylvania is nearly 60 percent forested? Approximately 70 percent of this land is owned by over 750,000 private forestland owners. Most of the remainder (25 percent) is owned by the public in the form of state forests, game...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    September 9, 2021

The Benjamin Lyons Story: The Preface

It is past time to take a step back and reflect on our local history to give new insights in our patterns of thinking. Were slaves ever held in our mostly white Bedford County? Was there a separate school just for the black students? Did racial...

 

WISE Women Annual Dinner Rescheduled; Deadline to Apply for Scholarships This Month

Dinner rescheduled Due to the COVID-19 Delta variant virus and the increase in COVID-19 infections in the area, the WISE Women Board of Directors has postponed the Annual WISE Women Tribute dinner to Spring 2022. The date will be publicized once it i...

 

Claysburg Library to Begin Preschool Program

The Learning @ the Library preschool program held at the Claysburg Library will begin this school year on Monday, Sept. 13. The program, for 3 to 5 year olds, will be held on Monday evenings at 6 and Tuesday mornings at 10:30. All participants will...

 

Frontier Patriots to Meet on Sept. 18

The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon, Saturday Sept. 18, at Hoss’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 4308 Business Route 220, Bedford. The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes...

 

Billboards in Pennsylvania

When it comes to outdoor advertising, billboards are big in Pennsylvania. According to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in 2020, there were about 8,800 billboards...

 

Final Round of Antlerless Deer License Sales To Begin Sept. 13

While 2021-22 antlerless deer licenses are sold out in many of the state’s Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), licenses figure to remain available in at least a half-dozen WMUs by Monday, Sept. 13 – the date when over-the-counter antlerless...

 

Outdoor Photography

My son, Bob, calls nearly every day on the phone to check on me. He generally requires a report about my daily activities, including my fishing trips. Recently I gave him a report that included a...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Snags First Win of the Season

Claysburg-Kimmel evened its record to 1-1 with a 20-12 win over the West Branch Warriors on Friday, Sep 3. Presston Imler ran for a pair of touchdowns while Cole Claycomb also punched through the...

 

Curve Reveals 2022 Schedule of Home Games at PNG Field

The Altoona Curve, Double-A Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, are pleased to announce the dates in which the 2022 Curve will play at home at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The 138-game schedule includes 69 home games beginning on Opening Day at PNG...

 

Northern Bedford Defeated by Cambria Heights

The Cambria Heights Highlanders spoiled Northern Bedford’s home game on Friday, Sept. 3, 29-0. Panther rushers were held to only 24 yards, with senior Kainen Brown picking up 13. At QB, senior Kainen Baker and Sophomore Eion Snider each completed...

 

Central Football Bags Another Win

Central cruised to a 46-15 road victory over Forest Hills Friday, Sept. 3. Junior quarterback Jeff Hoenstine was 19 for 27 in the air, connecting for 5 TD passes. Sophomore Hunter Smith and senior...

 

Ida Inundates the Cove

Hurricane Ida left her mark on the Cove. On Wednesday, Sept. 1, flooding affected much of the area, causing many roads to close and schools to let out early. Residents were encouraged to stay...

 

Check on Private Wells, Sewer Systems After Flooding

Flooding like the Cove experienced last week can cause serious damage to farmland and homes. While most damage is very visible, one area that might be overlooked is damage to private wells and sewer systems. Flooding can damage and contaminate those...

 

9/11 Remembrance to Take Place at the Jaffa Shrine

A show of faith, patriotism, and civic pride marking the 20th anniversary remembrance of one of our nation’s greatest tragedies on Sept. 11, 2001, will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Jaffa Shrine Center in Altoona. The event will...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 9, 2021

Latest Mask Mandate Sparks One Family's Peaceful Protest

Justin Garner (shown) and his family spoke out to those passing by in Claysburg on Saturday, Sept. 4. Garner, his spouse and children, held signs to oppose the mask mandate to affect Claysburg...

 

Special Agent With Local Ties Speaks on Her 9/11 Experience

The Community Service of Remembrance to be held at Spring Dam Park this Saturday, Sept. 11, in remembrance of 9/11 will feature Lori Hazenstab, a retired special agent of the U.S. Secret Service from the Cove. Hazenstab’s sister-in-law Becky’s si...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 9, 2021

Williamsburg Students Hold Protest Against Mask Mandate

With chants of "No more masks," more than 50 students and parents of the Williamsburg Community School District gathered in front of the high school on Tuesday morning, Sept. 7, to protest the...

 

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