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Articles from the September 22, 2022 edition

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Jennie M. (Smith) Turner

Jennie M. (Smith) Turner of New Enterprise, 89, went to her eternal home on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. She was born July 28, 1933, in Elk County as the daughter of George and Hattie (Timblin) Smith. Jennie married Paul S. Turner on Sept. 8, 1951. He...

 

Charles J. Baker

Charles J. Baker, 84, of Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring went home to be with the Lord Saturday morning, Sept. 17, 2022. He was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Roaring Spring the son of the late Charles A. and Ada M. (Grace) Baker. He married Donna M....

 

Donald E. Houp

Donald E. Houp, 93, of Altoona, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Sept. 16, 2022, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. He was born July 14, 1929, in Henrietta; son of the late...

 

Highland Meadows Farm To Host Chamber 'Down On The Farm' Event

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee is gearing-up for its annual “Down on the Farm” event to be held Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. The host will be Highland Meadows farm located at 548 Rebecca Furnace Road, Martinsburg....

 

Curry Supply Company Hires Sara Herron As Marketing Coordinator

Curry Supply has appointed Sara Herron as the company’s marketing coordinator. In this role, Herron will assist the marketing director through the company’s marketing efforts and strategies to promote our products and services. Specifically, she...

 

Erika Smith was a Place Kicker at Central

Hunter Smith is a multi-talented junior football player at Central High School. He is the fullback on offense, middle linebacker on defense and kicker/punter on special teams. In the role of place kicker, he is the second in his family line to fill...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: With perhaps one of the most critical mid-term elections of our lives fast approaching, let’s ensure that we are giving it the careful consideration it deserves. Let’s not make our choices thoughtlessly; they can affect our future...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Sarah Jennings walked out on her husband and restaurant business that they had built together. The police showed up at their house that morning and demanded records from their business. They...

 

Senate Bill 106 A Threat To Reproductive Freedom

A recent column written by Judy Ward on her sponsored Senate Bill 106 claims that her proposed Constitutional amendment “does not propose bans on abortions.” I am awed by the amazing spin. If it does nothing, why propose it? If you have no right...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 30, 1897 The Barnum and Bailey Circus is coming to Altoona, and the railroad is selling special low cost round trip tickets to the show. The circus was considered to be the most incomparable exhibition in the entire world. The oldest...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 28, 1972 The atomic reactor at Saxton was scheduled to be phased out of existence by May, 1974, with a loss of 70 jobs in the area. The reactor was put into operation in 1962 and served as a training center for nuclear engineers and...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 29, 1922 On Saturday Dr. and Mrs. J.S. Bonebreak and son Keim left for Pittsburgh where the latter entered the University of Pittsburgh Dental College. While operating a circular saw driven by a steam engine, Samuel Tetwiler had his...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 25, 1997 Jermaine S. Wright, 23 was charged for a second time in the murder of 16-year old Krista Ruggles, a former Cove teenager. He had been charged earlier, but police withdrew the charges because their case against him was not...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 25, 1947 Organization of a free public library got underway at a meeting called by the Martinsburg Rotary Club. About 50 citizens from Martinsburg attended to hear Miss Virginia Crick of the Altoona Public Library explain the first...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 27, 2012 The Martinsburg Municipal Authority voted unanimously to purchase 10 lots in the Edgewater Acres development for a total cost of $200,000. The authority had water supply wells in the development and hoped the purchase would...

 

Sheep Will Never Die

This week I have had several patients surprisingly pass from this earthly life. No one should be too surprised when a hospice patient dies. However, in the case of these ladies I had recently visited them and they were talking and feeling pretty...

 

Thought for the Week

Isaiah has a special story to tell in his 53rd chapter. It is a conundrum, at once horrible and beautiful. It is a story of man's inhumanity to a man and God's tremendous love for mankind. Isaiah...

 

Public Notices

For Sale For Sale: 1974 Ford Tractor/Frontend Loader 4500 Series The Borough of Martinsburg will be selling and accepting bids on a 1974 Ford Tractor, minimum bids of $3000 are due by 4:00pm on Monday, November 7, 2022. Contact borough office for fur...

 

ACM Recognizes 60 Summer Graduates

Allegany College of Maryland recognized 60 graduates earning 66 associate degrees and certificates at the conclusion of the summer 2022 session. Graduates and their degrees or certificates are listed below according to residence. The awards refer to...

 

PennDOT Resumes Reviews for Bridge Replacement Projects

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that it has resumed planning work and federal environmental reviews for six bridge replacement projects proposed as part of the Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (MBP3). The six...

 

Herald Sees National Sights

The Morrisons Cove Herald traveled to see a national treasure over Labor Day weekend. Lois Beer of Altoona (shown) and her sister Linda Snider of Duncansville brought their Herald along while...

 

PennDOT Phases in Newly Designed Driver Licenses, Identification Cards

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that, as part of ongoing security enhancements, PennDOT is updating the design and enhancing the security features of its...

 

New Funding Awarded to Train Masonry Trades Apprentices in 29 Counties for In-Demand Jobs

Governor Tom Wolf announced $297,000 in new funding through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program to help the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 9 continue its Western Pennsylvania Bricklayers Masonry Training...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 22, 2022

RS Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking, Faces More Than Two Decades Behind Bars

A Roaring Spring man who was arrested last August with $250,000 worth of illegal drugs will spend at least 20 years in prison after pleading guilty last week in Blair County Court. Jayme W. Walter, 43, along with his companion, Erica Lynn Eckert,...

 

Horseshoe Cloggers Host Try-it-Night

The Horseshoe Cloggers, of Newry is hosting a try-it-night on Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. Practice will be held at the Newry Lions Club. This is a high-energy, hand clapping, toe-tapping dance group,...

 

'United We Can' Announces 5th Season of Speakers

Inspirational, encouraging, motivational and passion driven are words to describe the fall season of Speakers for the fifth Anniversary Season of “United We Can” Luncheons and Events Series. Five years ago, the luncheon series kicked off its...

 

New Dryers in Roaring Spring

The owners of the Roaring Spring Laundromat are pleased to announce that four new large dryers have been installed. The dryers are ready for customers to use. Laundromat Manager Allan Bassler said...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 22, 2022

SCPR Fall Festival Dedicates Plaque in Honor of Clappers

Southern Cove Power Reunion held its Fall Festival and Tractor Show on Sept. 17, 18 and 19. Thousands attended this event, and many brought tractors – most John Deere – and many others for...

 

Authority Discusses Moving Meeting

During its September meeting, the Williamsburg Municipal Authority discussed the prospect of moving its meeting to the morning. This change would happen because only one person on the authority isn’t retired, and the morning would be easier for...

 

Catharine Does Not Qualify For USDA Grants

To qualify for a USDA grant, the median income of an area has to equal around $50,000. Catharine Township supervisors announced during last Thursday’s meeting that the township is not eligible for a grant because the median income was too high to q...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Seeing all the pumpkins, mums, and of course – watching my Ravens play football, has me in the mood for fall! Thus inspiring my question this week – what’s your favorite fall activity? Here is what a few had to say: Walt Frank: PSU football...

 

New Crosses Added

For some time, the crosses at the entrance into Williamsburg were missing. Crews took them down because the wood was rotting. Following some complaints from the community about the missing crosses,...

 

Homecoming Court Crowned at Williamsburg Field

Williamsburg hosted its first "home" game in over two years last Friday evening with a win over Claysburg. Prior to the game, homecoming festivities were held, including a parade and the crowning....

 

Leaf Peepers Will See Changing Colors Early This Year

This spring and summer has been one of too much rain at times and not enough at other times in the region. Despite a fickle precipitation mix from Mother Nature, fall is shaping up to be a noteworthy...

 

Claysburg Area Farm Show Recognizes Winners

The Claysburg Area Farm Show was held Sept. 6 through the 10 at the Kimmel Community Center (former Queen Elementary School). At the closing, those who had the most winnings in each room received a certificate of recognition. There were also Best of...

 

DCED Announces Election Integrity Grant Funding Awards

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced funding awards to Pennsylvania counties through the Election Integrity Grant Program (EIGP). Under Act 88 of 2022, DCED was tasked with establishing the program to provide grants...

 

Head-On Crash Leads to Entrapment

A two-vehicle accident on Allegheny Street, Martinsburg, on Monday afternoon, Sept. 19, sent one man to the hospital with unknown injuries. Details of the accident are limited but police believe the...

 

Quad-Match Victory Gives Dragons Edge

The Central Golf team traveled to the Summit Country Club to face the Bishop McCourt Crushers, the Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers and the Penn Cambria Panthers in a quad match on Thursday. The Dragons came out on top with a final score of 211, edging...

 

Lady Dragon Volleyball Loses in Nail-Biter

The Central Lady Dragon Volleyball team faced three opponents throughout the week. They started the week off against the Cambria Heights Lady Highlanders, winning in a 3-0 set sweep. In the next week, the Lady Dragons lost in a 3-0 sweep to the Penn...

 

C-K Volleyball Playing Nearly Even Season

So far, Claysburg-Kimmel Volleyball is seeing a 2-3 record this season. Shown is Claysburg's Sarah Helsel (20), attempting to block a shot by Portage's Brooke Bednarski on Monday at Portage High...

 

Lady Dragons Sweep and Get Swept

The Lady Dragon Tennis team had three matches throughout the week and ended at 2-1. To start the week, the Lady Dragons faced Chestnut Ridge Lady Lions for a full 5-0 sweep. The second match of the week against the Bedford Lady Bisons ended in a 5-0...

 

The Return of Dr. Archie O. Logist

"Hi, Rich, how are you doing?" Uh, oh, I thought. That sounds like Dr. Archie O. Logist. After the fiasco over cave paintings depicting the first fly-fisherman at the abandoned Black Midnight Quarry 3...

 

Central Soccer Keeps Head in the Game

Central's Alexander Eicher takes a shot on goal against Somerset Monday. Central fell to Somerset 8-0. Central's current record is 2-5 (overall), 2-4 (conference). Last week, the team defeated...

 

Dragon Football Finds its Footing

Coming off a two-week losing streak, the Dragons traveled to Forest Hills thirsty for a win on Friday. A strong offensive attack paired with a strong defensive front gave the Dragons a spectacular 39-16 win. After starting the game on defense, the...

 

W-burg Players Find Home Field Advantage Against C-K

Juniata Valley defeated Claysburg-Kimmel 28-12. The game was played at Williamsburg's field for homecoming....

 

Game of the Week

This week marks the midpoint of the high school football season in Pennsylvania. A visit to archrival Tussey Mountain on Friday night will serve as a fitting midterm exam for Northern Bedford’s young offensive line, which has been learning on the j...

 

Central Students Recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program

Central High School Principal Stephanie Thompson announced that Darcy Heltzel (left) and Rebekah Disney (right) have been named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. A...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 22, 2022

Roaring Spring Council Waiting on Game Commission Decision

The Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular monthly meetings on Monday, Sept. 12, and gave an update on Plum Creek Mountain. Councilman James Musselman said the borough is waiting to hear from the Pennsylvania Game Commission on whether...

 

A Quick Read

Kit Krehl, 2, of Gibsonia, PA, couldn't even wait to get in the house before reading his Herald after it was delivered. Kit is the son of Abby and Noah Krehl, both of whom are from Martinsburg. Kit's...

 

SCSB Hears from Transportation on Bus Driver Shortage

Having adequate transportation to get all students to school effectively has been an issue of concern for the Spring Cove School District since the start of the 2022-23 school year. During the recognition of visitors portion of the board of...

 

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