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Mary L. (Connelly) Ebersole

Mary L. (Connelly) Ebersole, 85, of Roaring Spring, passed away Oct. 6, 2022, at home. She was born Dec. 10, 1936, in Waterside; daughter of the late John A. and Mary (Willey) Connelly. On March 5, 1955, in Baltimore, she was united in marriage to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 13, 2022

Former AFCSME Director Calls for Safety Oversight on Public Sector Employers

As the Director of the American Federation of State and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District 83, Mickey Sgro provided the voice for the workers when negotiating with their employers. And although Sgro recently retired from AFSCME, he has continued...

 

Susan Kay Diethrich

Susan Kay Diethrich, 77, of Martinsburg, passed away early Sunday morning, Oct. 2, 2022, at UPMC Altoona from a pulmonary embolism following a brief fight against stage four lung cancer that had been...

 

Jessie J. (Winter) Jarrett

Jessie Juanita (Winter) Jarrett, 98, of New Enterprise, passed away Oct. 6, 2022, at home. She was born March 7, 1924, in Six Mile Run; daughter of the late Harry Blair and Edith Gertrude (Defibaugh)...

 

HALAS Expanding Transport Service

The ambulance service that serves the Cove is putting the word out that it offers more than just emergency medical treatment. Hollidaysburg Ambulance, or HALAS, is modifying its fleet of transport...

 

Career Opportunities Available at the H-burg Veterans' Home

Careers in long-term health care await hard-working, passionate and caring people who want to care for American veterans and their spouses at the Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home (HVH) in Blair County. The HVH is looking to hire registered nurses,...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: What is one of the most important issues facing our state and nation in this general election? I would say one of the most important issues is our freedom to make decisions free from big government interference. We have seen a steady...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: We need a legislator in Harrisburg with strong personal values. Someone who was raised in a small business, blue-collar family that valued hard work, personal integrity and believed in paying employees even during tough times. Someone...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Each year a cost of living raise is doled out to senior citizens who collect Social Security benefits. Though the raise for 2022 was higher than previous years, it is still not enough to cover the ever skyrocketing cost of living....

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Matt Dillon was in charge of law in Gunsmoke’s Dodge City. People often had no respect for the law in the Wild West, so the marshal had his work cut out for him. Gunsmoke was one of the...

 

What to Know Before Using Bus Brokers

The Pennsylvania Bus Association (PBA) wants to alert you to a troubling trend we are seeing across the United States regarding a new type of “bus company” primarily marketed to school districts. The problem is that these are not bus companies...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 21, 1897 Miss Harriet Wilson, a highly recommended artist, will give painting lessons to students of Martinsburg and vicinity. She is proficient in oil, water, crayon, pastel, portrait and china painting. Terms $10 for 24 lessons....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 19, 1972 The Martinsburg Booster Association heard from Ken Salem of the Southern Allegheny Planning and Development Commission about the possibility of large increases in population with the opening of the new Rayston Reservoir. The...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 20, 1922 Ira Kagarise, foreman of the J. B. Fluke and Sons planing mill was the victim of a serious accident at the mill. While operating a rotary shaping machine, Mr. Kagarise’s right hand and wrist got caught on the sharp knife...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 16, 1997 Sharp disagreements between Blair County Airport Authority board members and two Blair County Commissioners over the management of the airport came to a head this week. At the Airport Board’s monthly meeting Authority...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 16, 1947 Vandals attempted to destroy the Albright Church of the Brethren near Roaring Spring by ransacking the church, firing guns inside and setting fire to the building. The Cove was suffering through one of the driest Octobers on...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 18, 2012 The results were mixed for Cove area school districts in this year’s PSSA tests. Spring Cove School District did not meet the federal standards while Northern Bedford, Claysburg-Kimmel and Williamsburg did. Educators said...

 

The Opposite of Rich

Biblical text: Matthew 19, Mark 10:17-24 Most of us know this story as the story of the rich, young ruler, although Mark is the only one who suggests that he is rich, Matthew is the only one who says he is young, and Luke is the only one who calls...

 

Thought for the Week

I had intent to leave Isaiah three weeks ago but couldn’t seem to do it. I do plan to go to Jeremiah next week. D.V. I just got caught up in it again. Last week’s “Thought” might not have seemed to be from Isaiah, but the inspiration came fro...

 

Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE OF NON-UNIFORM PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT ORDINANCE NOTICE is given that the Council of the Borough of Williamsburg will consider an Ordinance at its regular meeting to be held on November 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building, 305...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 13, 2022

Freedom Twp. Fire Co. Resumes Monthly Dinners, Awarded Grant for Rescue Equipment

The Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company resumed its monthly Sunday dinner fundraiser this past weekend after taking the summer off. Fire Chief Ron Henry estimates the dinners bring in about $3,000 each month, money he said helps keep the fire...

 

Roaring Spring High School Class Meets to Celebrate 80th Birthdays

On Sept. 17, the last class to graduate from Roaring Spring held a mini reunion to celebrate their upcoming 80th birthdays at the Nancy and Jack Ashman quarter horse farm along Clover Creek,...

 

Five Generations Gather for Photo

This five-generation family photo features (seated, from left) Joanne Stern, great-grandmother; Evelyn Guyer, great-great-grandmother; infant Charlotte Ciprich held by her mother Colleen Ciprich; and...

 

Central Class Celebrates 45th Reunion

Shown is the Central High School Class of 1977's 45th reunion picture. The group had a buffet-style meal on Aug. 20 at the U.S. Hotel in Hollidaysburg. Strolling magician Richard Benninghoff...

 

First Grade Class in the 1920s

Joseph Hamer, who provided the 1940 Roaring Spring High School class photo as featured in the Herald during the month of September, submitted another one of his mother's class photos. This is his...

 

Catchin' Up in the Community: Library and Lions Update on Events, Developments

Williamsburg Public Library The Williamsburg Public Library has been busy this past summer and into the fall, according to Head Librarian Roane Lytle. Lytle spoke about the Story Hour program the...

 

DCED Having Borough Rebid For First Street Project

Blair County Planning Commission’s Trina Illig attending Williamsburg Borough’s October council meeting to give an update on the property on First Street. The first bid made was for total rehabilitation on both sides of the property, which...

 

Grants On Table for Authority

During last Tuesday evening’s authority meeting, grants were presented by Borough Manager Joe Lansberry. “Anything we can use in the next five years, we should use to our advantage,” Williamsburg Municipal Authority member Daryl Cole said....

 

Beekeepers to Meet In Blair County at the Lighthouse

The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers meet Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Lighthouse in Altoona. The topic will be producing value added products from the hive. Those interested need not be a beekeeper to attend. For more information,...

 

Bundled Bunnies

Rylee Green, 12, of Martinsburg took this photo of baby bunnies at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park by the monkey bars. Green said there were three or four bunnies huddled together....

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    October 13, 2022

Larry Curfman Takes Us Through Mid-20th Century Roaring Spring

If you ever want to know anything about the history of Roaring Spring and its environs, it might be worthwhile to head over to Robinson Avenue and spend a little time with Larry Curfman. Curfman was born in Roaring Spring, at the original Nason...

 

Cove Lions Resume Brunches

Sunday, Oct. 2, Cove Lions of Loysburg began its monthly brunches. Over 144 folks plus children participated in this event. This breakfast will be held the first Sunday of every month. Above, Don...

 

Bear Seasons Start Saturday

Saturday (Oct. 15) is the opening day of the statewide archery bear season that runs till Nov. 5. The statewide muzzleloader bear season also begins on Saturday and ends on Oct. 22. A special three-day firearm season for junior and senior license...

 

Undefeated Lady Dragon Soccer Overcomes Two More Opponents

The undefeated Lady Dragon Soccer team faced the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders and the Penn Cambria Lady Panthers throughout the week. A tight game against the Marauders left the Dragons with a 3-2...

 

Central Cross County Posts Results

Central Cross country hosted a meet with Forest Hills, Chestnut Ridge, Bishop Carrol and Fellowship Christian Academy on Oct. 5 Male Race Results: CR 31 FH 27- FH win CR 26 C 29- CR win C 28 FH 27-FH win 1) Calan Bollman (CR) 17:15 2)Josh Morrison...

 

Central Volleyball Hosts Pink Game

Recently Central High School's junior high, JV, and varsity girls volleyball teams had a charity "PINK" night game vs. Bishop Carroll on Oct. 6 at Central. Shown are the JH and JV/V teams and their...

 

Lady Dragon Tennis Competes at Districts

The Lady Dragon Tennis team sent two singles players and two doubles teams to compete in the district tournament. Julia Ritchey, who was seeded third in the tournament, defeated a Westmont player in...

 

Dragon Soccer Showing Improvement

The Dragon soccer team continued through the season with three opponents throughout the week. The Dragons finished with one 4-1 victory at the beginning of the week against the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders, and two 2-0 losses later in the week against...

 

Barreling Bowers

Northern Bedford's Aaron Bowers grinds out some yardage before being brought down by the Claysburg-Kimmel defense in first quarter action. Northern Bedford defeated C-K 44-21....

 

Lady Dragon Volleyball Plays In Nail-Biters

The Lady Dragon Volleyball team came out from a two-match week with one win and one loss. The Lady Dragons were defeated early in the week in a 3-0 loss to the Richland Lady Rams, but narrowly pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Bishop Carroll Lady...

 

Dragon Football Dominates Second Half Against Red Devils

Though wet and slippery conditions were in play, nothing could stop the Dragons’ offense from scoring in another blowout victory against the Central Cambria Red Devils. Even with a slow first half, the Dragons still came out on top with a 41-10 vic...

 

NB Volleyball Defeats C-K

In a match against Claysburg-Kimmel on Friday, Oct. 7, Northern Bedford volleyball won 3-0. NB's record is currently at 9-1. C-K's is at 5-4....

 

UPMC Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Health Fair

UPMC is hosting its fourth annual Breast Cancer Walk-In Mammogram Screening Event at multiple locations across the region. Mammograms are an important tool in the early detection of breast cancer. For this event, women age 40 and over, who are...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 13, 2022

Freedom Township Fire Co. Resumes Monthly Dinners, Awarded Grant For Rescue Equipment

The Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company resumed its monthly Sunday dinner fundraiser this past weekend after taking the summer off. Fire Chief Ron Henry estimates the dinners bring in about $3,000 each month, money he said helps keep the fire...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    October 13, 2022

Haunted Mansion Tours to be Held at Baker Mansion

Baker Mansion is hosting a Haunted Tour by candlelight of the mansion, which will be held Oct. 14 and 15 and Oct. 21 and 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. Kate Rimbeck, executive director of The Blair County...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    October 13, 2022

Greenfield Twp. To Update Phone Equipment

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of new phones and modems for the township office and police department at their regular monthly meeting on Oct. 4. The new equipment, to be installed by Crowsnest Broadband, will...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    October 13, 2022

Farm Specializing in Maple Syrup Featured at Blair Chamber Event

There is a lot to learn about the agriculture industry in Blair County, and one annual event helps community members understand it better. Hundreds gathered at Highland Meadows, LLC to partake in...

 

Trick or Treat Set In Blair County

Trick or treat will be observed in Blair County on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. Parents are reminded to walk with small children, and wear visible clothing. Motorists are reminded that with the potential for a higher volume of pedestrian...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    October 13, 2022

Central to See How Far They Have Come This Weekend

Since a 42-28 loss at Penn Cambria left defending PIAA Class 3A semifinalist Central at 1-2, the Scarlet Dragons have reeled off four straight wins and held three of their four opponents under 17 points. “I feel like we’ve improved a lot,” Drag...

 

Absolutely Airborne

Claysburg-Kimmel's Ethan Mauk (right) attempts to tackle Northern Bedford's Aaron Bowers from behind on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Hollidaysburg's Tiger Stadium....

 

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