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 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 14, 2021

Wayne Brumbaugh Sworn in as New Woodbury Borough Council Member

Woodbury Borough has a new borough council member. Wayne Brumbaugh was sworn in on the Oct. 4 meeting by Vice President Shawn Claycomb. The council is still in need of a mayor and now a president,...

 

Road To Recovery Continues After Cancer Treatment Ends

The American Cancer Society reports that the five-year survival rate for all cancers combined that were diagnosed between 2009 and 2015 was 67 percent. That's a noteworthy and encouraging statistic,...

 

The Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

No two women are the same. But when it comes to breast cancer, women from all walks of life share various risk factors for a disease that the World Health Organization indicates is the most frequent cancer among women. Risk factors are anything that...

 

Fall Season Fire Prevention and Safety

Fall is here! As we enjoy the season, we also need to take a moment to think about how we can all be more fire safe at home and during outdoor activities. Check Your Heating System October is perfect time to check your home’s heating system. After...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 14, 2021

Cove-Area Fire Companies Step Up for Fire Prevention Week

Sunday, Oct. 3, kicked off Fire Prevention Week, a week-long effort by fire companies across the country to educate the public on the importance of fire safety. According to the National Fire...

 

Birth Announcements

Rosemary Z. (Ebersole) & John Merle Reiff of New Enterprise welcomed their first child, Kariana Nicole Reiff at 3:47 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2021, at their home. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 and a half inches in length at birth....

 

Claysburg Area Farm Show Announces Contest Winners for Baking Categories

Did you see all of the delicious baked goods at the Claysburg Area Farm Show? The hometown bakers created extraordinary cakes, pies and cookies for competition in the Special Baking Contests. The winners of the contests are able to submit their...

 

Red Cross Emergency Blood And Platelet Shortage: Find Upcoming Blood Drives

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Oct. 16-31 • Bedford Bedford 10/18/2021: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Bedford Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 9391 Lincoln Highway Loysburg 10/22/2021: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Northern Bedford High School, 152...

 

Williamsburg Class of '59 62nd Reunion

The Williamsburg High School Class of 1959 celebrated its 62nd reunion on Sept. 3 at Marzoni's Restaurant in Duncansville....

 

Central Class of 1980's '40ish' Reunion

The Central High School Class of 1980 Reunion was held at the U.S. Hotel in Hollidaysburg on Aug. 21, 2021. The group had to cancel last year due to pandemic, so they referred to it as their "40ish...

 

Morrison Cove High School Class of '56: 65th and Final Reunion

Morrison Cove High School Class of 1956 held their 65th reunion on July 10, 2021, at Hoss's in Duncansville. Ten members were present, most from Pennsylvania and one from Florida. The group was...

 

Western PA Gas Prices Accelerate; Crude Tops $80 per Barrel

The national average price for a gallon of gas increased eight cents on the week to reach $3.27. This is the highest price since October 2014. According to new EIA data, total domestic gasoline stocks increased by 3.3 million barrels to 225.1...

 

Woodbury Heifer Barn Gets Approved

Ken Stone of Williamsburg is in the process of building a new heifer barn. Stone came to the Woodbury Township meeting last Thursday evening with the final details. Of his stormwater management plan, he asked for four waivers: exterior boundaries,...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s fair time again! Last weekend has always been a special weekend at our house and it happens to be my mom, Suzanne’s, favorite day of the year – Hartslog Day. The Hartslog Festival is in Alexandria, Pennsylvania, and my mother loves going...

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

When my sister and I moved in together three years ago, we brought together two cats, and in the meantime, have adopted another one together. Since then, I have been begging and begging for a dog as...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    October 14, 2021

Williamsburg's Hometown Heroes Project Inspires Massachusetts Teen

When brainstorming ideas for a civics class project, most eighth graders in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, wanted to clean up parks. Laura Bronson had a different idea. Her mother, Lynne, closely follows the Williamsburg Then, Williamsburg Now Facebook...

 

Belly Busters to Hold Family Fun Day

Belly Busters Food Truck and Catering will be holding its first Fall Family Fun Day on Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Williamsburg Community Center, from 2 to 7 p.m. The event will be a vendor/craft show. There will also be face painters, a bounce house,...

 

Authority Upgrading Billing System

The billing system the Williamsburg Municipal Authority uses for water and sewer is set to expire soon. At last Tuesday evening’s meeting, David Myers made a motion to purchase an upgrade for the VUB (Visual Utility Billing) system. With Harry...

 

W-burg Volleyball Honors Seniors Before First Win of the Season

On Oct. 6, prior to their match vs. St. Joseph's, which ended in the first Lady Pirates victory of the season, six seniors were honored with their parents....

 

Weigh-Off Sees Almost 2,000-Pound Pumpkins, Longest Gourd in US

The Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Association held their 26th annual "Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off" on Oct. 2 at Leighty's Farm Market in Newry. The event brought together growers from throughout...

 

Agriculture Secretary: Make Memories on the Farm this Fall

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding is encouraging Pennsylvanians and tourists to support Pennsylvania farmers through trips to the farm this fall. “Pennsylvania farmers are entrepreneurs finding innovative ways to strengthen on-farm...

 

The Herald Goes to Kalamazoo

The Stuckey/Lloyd family traveled to the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Sept. 18, and they brought the Herald with them.The family snapped a picture outside the museum with the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 14, 2021

Power Reunion Christmas Lights Project Approved

The Southern Cove Power Reunion’s October meeting was called to order by Jason Hileman. The treasurer’s report was given by Amy Mellott. The Hometown Bank museum fund has a balance of $4,236. The bank checking balance is $33,189. The fall show...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    October 14, 2021

The Family of James H. Lyons, Generation Two: Part 1

As in the story of Benjamin Lyons, it is important to put into writing the interesting facets of his son, James H. – how he met his wife, his work in the community, and large family of 16 children. If their story is not told, this family...

 

Lee Frederick Yerty

Lee Frederick Yerty of Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Lincoln, NE after a battle with COVID while on vacation out west with his girlfriend. He was born Feb. 22, 1953, in...

 

Edna G. Smeltzer

Edna G. Smeltzer, 91, formerly of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord Saturday evening Oct. 9, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born Jan. 27, 1930, in Roaring Spring the daughter...

 

Pennsylvanians Can Vote In Person by Mail Ballot at County Election Office Locations Through Oct. 26

Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminded Pennsylvanians that they can vote now in person by mail ballot at their county election office or satellite election office, one of three voting options available to them for the Nov. 2...

 

Schools Invited to Compete in Voter Registration Challenge

The Pennsylvania Departments of State and Education launched the fifth annual Governor’s Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) Program, which promotes student-led voter registration efforts, on Sept. 28, which was National Voter Registration Day. “The...

 

Where's My Herald?

Each week, the small but determined staff of the Morrisons Cove Herald works to provide a fresh, new edition to thousands of readers. We reach all parts of The Cove, sure, but our subscribers can be...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Kim Ji-hae was born in January 1980 in Hyesan, North Korea. Her mother had married a man that her grandmother had picked for her. Unfortunately, she was in love with another man, so the marriage ended in divorce. Her mother’s husband took her as...

 

Top Tips for Keeping Records

Farm records provide data that will help you monitor the business over time. Your records tell your farm story and help your accountant complete your tax return, make financial decisions with you and plan for your business’ future. Records are any...

 

Supporting Local Journalism Supports Our Community

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA) was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and has now been introduced in the U.S. Senate – and if passed, will benefit every member of our community. Unlike many issues in...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 15, 1896 Robert C. McNamara of Bedford, free-silver candidate for Congress, gave a 90-minute speech in Roaring Spring Town Hall, first warning his audience that he would not tolerate any groans or hissing such as he had heard during...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 14, 1971 Squirrels attacked and bit Ray Smith and Paul Emeigh of Roaring Spring near the Roaring Spring Blank Book Co. The squirrels were shot and were tested for rabies, and game commission officers placed traps to catch the...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 14, 1921 The annual report of Mrs. E.G. Bobb, president of the Ladies’ Association of Nason Hospital, showed a year of much activity. Painting, inside and out, and repairs to the building, new furniture at the nurses’ home for 20...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 10, 1996 The Williamsburg Blue Pirates’ football team snapped a 27-game losing streak with a 20-8 victory over Turkeyfoot Valley. The last time WHS won was Oct. 15, 1993, when it toppled Tussey Mountain 22-6. Karen Greenwood and...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 17, 1946 Gene Samuels, Donald Kauffman and David Slagenweit, young men of Martinsburg area, served as sea-going cowboys on ships carrying horses and cattle to Poland through Church World Service. John Hoover greatly surprised his...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 13, 2011 St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Williamsburg celebrated its 150th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 9, 150 years to the day the church was originally blessed and dedicated in 1861. On hand to help St. Joseph Parish celebrate its...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    October 14, 2021

A New Creation

An old piano was given to us many years ago. It was a Cable Nelson Upright Grand. Although I am not musically gifted, nor had I been taught to play the piano, I thought it might be fun to learn. That never materialized the way I envisioned, but it...

 

Children's Disaster Services Offers Volunteer Workshop In Roaring Spring

Children’s Disaster Services is offering a workshop to train volunteers in Roaring Spring on Nov. 5 and 6. The workshop will be held at Roaring Spring First Church of the Brethren. Kristine Shunk is the local coordinator (814) 643-0601. The Middle...

 

Thought for the Week

I want to look at another of my heroes. First we look at three others. I take them as a group because it is impossible to separate them. They are Hananiah, Mischael, and Azariah. You may not know...

 

Imlers Plan October Night of Fellowship

The Imlers of Roaring Spring are inviting all those who love music, prayers, food and fellowship to come to their home on Friday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. for all that and more. Tom and Jo Ann Smith of Everett will be present to share music and...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    October 14, 2021

Anita Gutschick Gives Touching Performance

Ladies Encounter sponsored the “Truth of the Matter” on Oct. 5, at Faith Assembly of God in Roaring Spring. Praise and Worship was led by Generations band. The mission of Ladies Encounter is to...

 

Public Notices

Special Budget Meeting Notice The Board of Supervisors of Woodbury Township, Bedford County, has scheduled a special joint meeting to be held on October 21, 2021, immediately following the Woodbury Township Planning Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at... Full story

 

Report: Child Abuse Deaths In Pennsylvania Spiked During Pandemic

Child abuse deaths in Pennsylvania skyrocketed during the pandemic, according to a new report, which is driving calls for more reforms to the state’s troubled child welfare system. The report, released by state Department of Human Services last...

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), a time nationally dedicated to raising public awareness about domestic violence and educating communities on how to prevent it. In America, 1 in 4...

 

Black Panthers Pummeled by Bulldogs

Claysburg-Kimmel defeated Northern Bedford in three sets on Oct. 6. The match was held at Claysburg-Kimmel....

 

Central Golf Defeats Richland, Forest Hills

– Oct. 5, 2021 –  Windber CC Central - 208 Baum - 40 J. Snowberger- 41 T. Oakes - 41 Z. Oakes - 42 Brumbaugh - 44 Richland - 228 Huss - 39 Artim- 43 Farkas- 45 Colbert - 50 Pollino- 51 Forest Hills - 242 Shrift - 45 Cruley - 46 Gould - 50...

 

Central Soccer: Girls Get Another Win, Boys Fall to Forest Hills

BOYS – Oct. 6, 2021 – Forest Hills 3 2 5 Central 1 3 4 1st half: FH- Gavin Ickes (Nick Singer) 4:50; C- Zach Gahagan (unassisted) 23:00; FH- Nick Singer (Toby Wilt) 31:49; FH- Nick Singer (unassisted) 38:55 2nd half: FH-Mikel Grey (unassisted)...

 

Huntsman Bowling Center Boards Released

Date: Oct. 9, 2021 Leader Board MEN Game Adam Hetrick 279 Mike Burns 276 Joe Over 267 Series Mike Burns 718 Adam Hetrick 702 Marty Clouse 686 WOMEN Game Liz Rhodes 223 Anita Bolinger 214 Crystal Burns 212 Series Crystal Burns 610 Anita Bolinger 573...

 

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