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Articles from the September 15, 2022 edition

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Mary E. Smith

Mary E. Smith, 99, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 7, 1923,...

 

Stanley R. Over

Stanley R. Over, 76, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Martinsburg, went home to be with his Lord, Tuesday morning September 6, 2022, at his daughter’s home in Carlisle, due to complications from...

 

Rodney Paul Lane

Rodney Paul Lane, 82, of Williamsburg passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, at Maple Winds Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Portage. He was born April 25, 1940, in Roaring Spring, son of...

 

Marietta T. (Oppel) Jackson Berkheimer

Marietta T. (Oppel) Jackson Berkheimer, 94, of New Enterprise, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Sept 6, 2022. She was born Sept 16, 1927, in McVeytown, daughter of the late Paul and...

 

Bedford Co. Chamber to Honor Local Businesses, Individuals at Celebration

The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the business and individuals to be honored during the 2022 Award Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Bedford County Airport. Sixteen awards will be presented to outstanding...

 

Emergency Preparedness Encouraged This Month with New Tools

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department are encouraging citizens to take steps to prepare for emergencies and ensure that their homes,...

 

Celebrate the Foundation of America: DAR Promotes Constitution Week

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Mac, Edie and Graham were inseparable friends since middle school. It was expected that Mac would follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor. Nobody was surprised when Mac and Edie married and had two children, Avery and Thomas. They were...

 

1948 High School Buddies Reunited in Retirement

Harold Bowser and Jim Replogle were good friends at Replogle High School in 1948 where they sang together in the chorus and boy’s octet. In fact, they were the lead tenors in the octet. It was an...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 23, 1897 Mrs. Rebecca Kauffman died at her residence on East Julian street after a painful illness from a cancerous affection. Mrs. Kauffman, nee Stoner, was born on the old Stoner homestead near the borough limits, June 19, 1840 and...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 21, 1972 The Spring Cove School Board stuck close to federal wage guidelines and approved a 5.5% pay increase for nearly all of the 61 non-professional personnel in the district. The teacher strike in the Claysburg-Kimmel School...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 22, 1922 The monthly meeting of the Executive Officers of the Eleventh District of Blair county Sunday Schools will be held next Tuesday evening in St. John’s Reformed church, Martinsburg. All pastors and superintendents are by...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 18, 1997 The Blair County Airport Authority contacted the U. S. Department of Agriculture and Penn State University regarding birds flocking on the runways. The birds were feeding in nearby fields and then resting on airport...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 18, 1947 The Martinsburg Booster Association thought the town-wide war on rats would cost $700, or two dollars per family. Several types of poisons would be used, and residents would be notified when the ones that were dangerous to...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 20, 2012 Clearfield Bank and Trust Company announced plans to build a new branch in the field beside the Dollar General in Martinsburg. The branch was expected to open by December 2012 or January of 2013. Loyd Acker of rural...

 

Come to the Well

Biblical text: John 4 Growing up living in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I took water for granted. All I had to do was turn on the faucet and there was always plenty of water. But when we, as a new...

 

Claysburg Church of the Brethren to Have Fall Spiritual Renewal Services

The Claysburg Church of the Brethren invites all to its Fall Spiritual Renewal Services focusing on “Simple Truth/Hard Reality.” Guest speaker is the Rev. Kirby Dubble, retired Church of the...

 

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...

 

Cove Community Chorus Reconvenes

The Cove Community Chorus reconvened on Sept. 6. Due to COVID, the group was unable to perform for two and a half years. The group met at Bare Memorial Church of the Brethren in Roaring Spring. About...

 

Fall Ladies/Teen Encounter Coming Up

The Fall Ladies/Teen Encounter with Carole Wolaver, the Pottery Lady, is coming up on Sept. 27, 2022. Wolaver will share the story of “The Road to Emmaus” while working at the potter’s wheel. She will connect little known characters that...

 

Manna on Monday Resumes at Trinity UMC, RS

On Sept. 26, Trinity UMC: Roaring Spring, 434 E. Main St., will resume serving a free meal once a month from noon to 1 p.m. Manna at Noon will happen on the last Monday of the month during September and October. The meal will be served in the...

 

Imlers Open Home for Another Fellowship Meeting

On Sept. 16 from 6 to 7 p.m., Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring will host a meeting at their home at 1271 Spang St Ext., Roaring Spring. Those interested can attend and enjoy music. They are encouraged to bring food, friends and anything they...

 

Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NOTICE is given that the Council of the Borough of Williamsburg will consider an Ordinance establishing the discount and penalty with respect to payment of real estate taxes at its regular meeting to be held in the...

 

Fresh Fall Produce to Enjoy

As hot, humid days give way to cool fall temperatures, it is prime time to enjoy a new bounty of fresh vegetables. Homeowners may be ready to pick the vegetables they have been growing the past several months. While many home vegetable gardeners...

 

Kitchen Essentials For People Just Starting Out

The day a young person moves into his or her first apartment or home is a momentous occasion. Few things evoke a sense of accomplishment and independence as much as having your own place. Upon moving...

 

How to Furnish Your Dining Room

Modern homes look a bit different than those of generations past. Rather than several small rooms divided by walls, modern homes offer open-concept floor plans. That means the boundaries between space...

 

Invasion of the Fall Armyworms

Have you started noticing an outbreak of worms or moths in your lawn? It's the time of year to be mindful and observant of different pests and insects. Some species of worms or caterpillars can cause...

 

Spotting Mold In Your Home

Homes are safe havens and relaxing spaces for their residents. No one wants to imagine the place they call home putting their health in jeopardy, but that’s precisely the case for people who live in homes where mold is present. The United States...

 

Approaching a Basement Remodel

A fully finished and functional basement is a dream for many homeowners. Such a space, when completed, can serve as an entertainment space, a man cave, an artist's studio, or any number of additional...

 

Features to Focus on for Your Entertainment Room

It might not take a home theater to enjoy the big game with friends or fire up family movie night, but a spacious entertainment room can certainly enhance such experiences. That’s especially true when homeowners give considerable thought to...

 

Maintenance Tips to Keep In Mind for Your Lawn

1. Reduce Mowing for Deeper Roots It’s actually recommended that you mow your lawn a lot less during the fall months. For cool season lawns like bluegrass and fescue, a mowing height between 2.5–3.5 inches during the fall is ideal. This mowing...

 

How to Sharpen Your Lawn Mower Blade Safely

The fall and winter season is the perfect time to take preventative care of your gas-powered lawn mower because you're either approaching the end of the mowing season or approaching the beginning of...

 

Cozy, Comfortable: Cove Businesses Give Homeowners Recommendations

Years ago when country decor was the rage, a popular saying was "Home is where you hang your heart." While the adage may be old, the thought remains true, as evidenced by a growing trend to make a...

 

More 1940 Faces

More readers have reached out regarding this photo of the 1940 Roaring Spring High School class that was printed in the Sept. 1 edition of the Herald. Here's who they identified: "My father, Alfred...

 

Panther Pride

Northern Bedford freshman cheerleader Olivia Helsel cheers on her team during play against Everett High School Friday at Northern Bedford High School....

 

Clarification

Southern Cove Power Reunion’s Fall Show begins on Sept. 16 through the 18. The kitchen will open each day at 8 a.m. Friday’s tractor pull weigh in time is 4 p.m. with the pull beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday’s weigh in time is 3 p.m. with the...

 

WISE Women Announce Funding Opportunity

WISE Women of Blair County has announced its “Empowering Women & Eliminating Racism” grant application. WISE Women of Blair County, through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, has established this funding opportunity to support...

 

Hollidaysburg Farm Show Returns Sept. 20

The 85th Hollidaysburg Community Farm Show will be held Sept. 19 to 22. The show will be held at the Hollidaysburg Senior High Sports Building on Montgomery Street. Adult and children’s entries will be accepted Sept. 19, 7 to 10 p.m. and Sept. 20...

 

Eighty Area Employers Attending Job Fair Held At Jaffa Shrine

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, PA CareerLink Blair County will host a job fair at the Jaffa Shrine, 2200 Broad Avenue, Altoona, 16601. The job fair will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the first 30 minutes reserved for veterans. “80 area employers...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 15, 2022

South Woodbury Township Sign Debate Ongoing

Supervisors met on Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. The treasurer's report ending Aug. 31, 2022, was approved as read. The PennDOT liquid fuels audit was completed. A report upcoming. Roadmaster Rick Musselman repor...

 

Lions Bring Leader Dog Fundraiser to Williamsburg

Mary Camberg of the Lakemont Lions Club visited with the Williamsburg Lions Club during Monday evening's meeting to talk about the Leader Dog Program. Camberg has been with the Leader Dog Program...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Following last week’s tour of Williamsburg, I got to reminisce about the town that Williamsburg was. I was privileged to grow up here and got to know some of the places that the past generations knew and loved. This inspired my question for the...

 

Homecoming Festivities Planned for Friday

“We just want people to pack the stands and support all of us,” Williamsburg co-op football coach Matthew Neri said. For the first time in two years, Williamsburg will be hosting a Friday night football game between Juniata Valley and Claysburg....

 

Planning Comm. Gives Update on Comprehensive Plan

Sherry Socie of the Blair County Planning Commission attended last Tuesday evening's Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to give an update on the Comprehensive Plan of Williamsburg. Despite the DCNR grant being awarded to the borough two years ago,...

 

Municipal

Car-Pedestrian Accident A Roaring Spring resident was injured when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Spang and South Main Streets in Roaring Spring. Samuel C. Thomas, 66, was transported to Conemaugh Nason Hospital with a suspected minor...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 15, 2022

Shane Suter Resigns from Woodbury Borough Council

Sept. 6, 2022, at 7 p.m., Woodbury Borough Council met for its monthly meeting. The meeting called to order after the Pledge of Allegiance led by President Shawn Claycomb. Next month will be the monthly budget approval. Shane Suter turned in his...

 

Bee Informed About Latest Beekeeping Opportunities

Bee programming applications open The Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded by Whole Foods Market, is dedicated to helping kids eat better and works to support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    September 15, 2022

Martinsburg Mennonite Resumes Book Club

Martinsburg Mennonite Church resumed its Ladies Book Club on Sept. 6. Women from many local churches came together to study a book and share thoughts with each other. The book they are reading now is...

 

'Margie' Ferry and her Model A Ford

She was a simple woman who led a simple life in what would be by today’s standards considered a shanty at the base of Lock Mountain, Piney Creek Road. Yet mention of her name, Marjorie Gertrude Ferry, brings pleasant memories to many Martinsburg...

 

Nelson Metzger Memorial Golf Tournament Reaches Age 27

The annual Nelson Metzger Memorial Golf Tournament was held over this past Labor Day weekend for the 27th time at Everett's Down River Country Club. On a beautiful Saturday morning, 27 teams competed...

 

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