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Perry I. Grabill

Perry I. Grabill, 91, of Sproul, peacefully went home to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at UPMC Altoona. He was born March 30, 1931, in Imler the son of the late Stanley and Daisy (Claar)...

 

Sandra L. Allison

Sandy, formerly of Queen, PA went home to be with the Lord Oct. 13, 2022, dying of cancer with her family by her side. She was born August 17, 1949, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of Robert S. and Do...

 

Daryl Lester Umbower

Daryl Lester Umbower, 85, of Syracuse, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 15, 2022. He was born June 6, 1937, in Roaring Springs, son of the late John Umbower and Madeline (Golden) Umbow...

 

Shirley I. Burket

Shirley Idella Burket, 90, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday morning, Oct. 11, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born Sept. 27, 1932, in rural...

 

E. Allene Wolfe

E. Allene Wolfe, 94, of rural Centre Hall passed away Oct. 14, 2022, in Pleasant Gap, PA. She was born Nov. 14, 1927, at home in rural Roaring Spring. She was the daughter of the late George and...

 

Elaine F. Tremmel

Elaine F. Tremmel, 65, of Williamsburg, passed away Saturday Oct. 15, 2022, at home. She was born Sept. 17, 1957, daughter of the late George “Jim” and Verona (Chamberlain) Dilling. She married Paul A. Tremmel Nov. 1, 1976, in Brooks Mills. She i...

 

Pennsylvanians Must Register by Oct. 24 to Vote in the Nov. General Election

Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman on Oct. 17 reminded Pennsylvanians that they have only until Oct. 24 to register to vote in the November general election. “All eligible Pennsylvanians who are not yet registered to vote can still...

 

Talk on Civil War to Follow History Meet

The Bedford County Historical Society Bi-Annual Meeting will be held on Oct. 22, 2022 at 2 p.m. downstairs at its offices. Immediately following the brief bi-annual meeting, Deb Miller of the newly formed local chapter of the Ladies of the Grand...

 

Mike Macovitch was Airman at Claysburg AF Station

Last month my writing colleague at the Herald, Joseph Walk, featured the history of the Claysburg area in his “Newcomers to the Cove” column. As a U.S. Air Force Veteran, he was especially...

 

Herald Feature from 1952 Shows 'Ritchey's Dairy Babies'

To the Editor: We have watched over recent years as smartphone cameras have become the most popular way of capturing and recording the people and events in our lives. Photographs and videos are now...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

“The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson: In a world where not everyone is quite like her, a little girl nervously begins a new day and finds that maybe she will find someone just a little like...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 28, 1897 Lewis Baird, in the employ of L. A. Wilkinson killed a gray squirrel the other day that dressed two and three-fourth pounds. This was an unusually large squirrel. The post office at Barbara, (Clappertown) was entered by...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 26, 1972 The Cove experienced the “most damaging fall freeze of the last 24 years” according to Edwin Bridenbaugh. Fruit was still on the trees when a low of 19 degrees was recorded, causing considerable damage to the apple...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 27, 1922 After a vacation of one week the students and teachers returned again to College Heights. Everybody seemed anxious to get back. In fact, the vacation did not make us feel the proverbial “blue Monday”. We know our boys and...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 23, 1997 Sachiko Lamborn affixed a silhouette of Mt. Fuji to the garage of her home along East Allegheny Street in Martinsburg. She also had a gazebo constructed with a silhouette of a geisha girl holding a fan cut into the roof. The...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 23, 1947 The D. Merl Tipton Post, No 43, Martinsburg completed negotiations to purchase the boyhood home of the soldier whose name the post adopted. The property was located at West Allegheny and Ann streets, and consisted of a large...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 25, 2012 Contract negotiations between the Spring Cove Education Association and the Spring Cove School District resulted in a tentative agreement, including a freeze on teacher salaries for the first year. Provisions for seniority or...

 

The Palm Parade

Every person has emotional ups and downs. We have our good days and bad. Sometimes what is happening in the world around us can impact our feelings. One moment we can be doing and feeling well and then suddenly our mood and thoughts change for the...

 

Public Invited to Trunk or Treat

To promote a safe and fun environment for neighborhood children and families, Martinsburg Brethren in Christ is hosting a Trick or Treat alternative on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. Kids can...

 

Thought for the Week

I am so glad for an oven with a glass in the door and a light inside. It gives me opportunity to view the cake as it is baking. I can see it begin to pull away from the sides of the pan without...

 

49th Annual Canning Meeting Coming Up

All are invited to attend the 49th Annual Meat Canning Kickoff meeting, that will be held at the Burnham Church of Brethren, on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. The church’s the address is 541 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, PA 17009. There will be...

 

Imlers Hosting Gathering in Roaring Spring

On Friday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m., at the home of Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring (1271 Spang Street Extension), friends are invited to an evening filled with music, praises and joy for the years past – and looking ahead to God’s plans. This...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    October 20, 2022

Homewood's Bazaar Attracts Sellers

On Oct. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Homewood in Martinsburg held its Annual Fall Bazaar in Givler Cultural Center. Everything was set up in the hallways and in the cultural center. Jeff’s Jams...

 

Public Notices

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS WATERLINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT ROARING SPRING BOROUGH, BLAIR COUNTY, PA Sealed Bids for the construction of the Roaring Spring Municipal Authority’s proposed Waterline Replacement Project will be received at the office of the...

 
 By Kathy Mellott    Life    October 20, 2022

Prediction: Lots of Cold and Snow This Year but a Brown Christmas

The warm noonday sun may still be thawing the frost on the pumpkin, but old man winter is quickly scheduling his attacks on the region and experts are predicting 2022-23 will serve as a reminder of co...

 

History of Halloween

The ancient Celtic people celebrated Samhain to mark the end of harvest season. It was a time when the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred, as ghosts visited earth. After the Roman Empire conquered the Celtic...

 

Secret Messages With Invisible Ink

Have you ever wanted to send your friend a secret message that no-one else can read? How about invisible ink, a special type of ink that you can use for writing and that does not show up on paper. Only after a special treatment will it appear again...

 

The Yellow Creek Grave Robbery

Reprinted from the Morrisons Cove Herald of October 26, 1972 The most sensational Halloween tale ever told in this area is a true story that took place 40 years ago this month. The Herald’s ghost writer has opened the mystery trunk this Halloween...

 

Firehouse Café to Offer 'Wing Night' on Oct. 20

During the Farm Show this year, many Williamsburg residents and visitors of the Farm Show were treated to something different in the Williamsburg Veteran's Memorial Building – the Firehouse Café....

 

PennCrest Completes Purchase of Williamsburg Bank

PennCrest Bank, a Pennsylvania-chartered mutual savings bank headquartered in Altoona, Pa., announced Oct. 14 that it has completed its purchase of Mid Penn Bank's Williamsburg Financial Center....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

As I’m in the mood for Fall recipes and given some of the answers from the Herald’s “Ask the Williamsburgers,” feature, I think a great recipe for this week would be one of my best-kept secret recipes, and an easy way to get that Fall flavor...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

I am getting into the Fall spirit at my house this week by spending time outside in the cool, brisk weather walking my dog Cooper, and enjoying one of my favorite fall drinks – apple cider. These activities inspired my question for this week ...

 

Congratulations, Williamsburg Volleyball Seniors!

Three WHS girls' volleyball seniors were honored last Wednesday during Senior Night festivities. Shown are Ruth Eger (kneeling); and Alexia Brumbaugh (left) and Abbie Merritts....

 

The Palm Parade

Every person has emotional ups and downs. We have our good days and bad. Sometimes what is happening in the world around us can impact our feelings. One moment we can be doing and feeling well and then suddenly our mood and thoughts change for the...

 

Bun in the Oven

Scriptures to Read Jeremiah 1:1-10 Jeremiah 1:11-19 Jeremiah 2:1-9 Jeremiah 5:1-13 Jeremiah 7:1-11 Jeremiah 8:18-22 Jeremiah 11:1-10 I am so glad for an oven with a glass in the door and a light...

 

Public Invited to Trunk or Treat

To promote a safe and fun environment for neighborhood children and families, Martinsburg Brethren in Christ is hosting a Trick or Treat alternative on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. Kids can...

 

49th Annual Canning Meeting Coming Up

All are invited to attend the 49th Annual Meat Canning Kickoff meeting, that will be held at the Burnham Church of Brethren, on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. The church’s the address is 541 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, PA 17009. There will be...

 

Imlers Hosting Gathering in Roaring Spring

On Friday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m., at the home of Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring (1271 Spang Street Extension), friends are invited to an evening filled with music, praises and joy for the years past – and looking ahead to God’s plans. This...

 
 By Judith Ott    Life    October 20, 2022

Homewood's Bazaar Attracts Sellers

On Oct. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Homewood in Martinsburg held its Annual Fall Bazaar in Givler Cultural Center. Everything was set up in the hallways and in the cultural center. Jeff's Jams...

 

Martinsburg Community Library Hosts Annual 'Library Bash'

Martinsburg Community Library hosted the annual Library Bash at the Bistro and Silent Auction on Oct. 8. Doors opened at 5 p.m., with the auction and raffle ticket and quilt ticket sales beginning at...

 

Herald Wins Awards

Three Herald staff members and one contributor represented the Herald at the Keystone Media Awards Brunch on Oct. 12. Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA) held the brunch and ceremony at the...

 

Martinsburg Resident on Juniata College's Mock Trial Team

Juniata College's nationally ranked Mock Trial team opened its first season with the Happy Valley Invitational Tournament the weekend of Oct. 15. Audree Long-Yarrison of Martinsburg is on the team....

 

Backyard Brawl Gives Dragons Overtime Victory

An infamous yearly game against the Bedford Bisons always ends in a spectacular fashion for the Dragon Football team. This year was no exception, with a game that came down to the wire ending with a 38-35 victory for the Dragons. Within the first...

 

Dragon Soccer Narrowly Defeated

The Central Dragon Soccer team faced the Central Cambria Red Devils and the Bedford Bisons during the week. The Dragons were narrowly defeated by the Red Devils, dropping a 2-1 loss, while soon after being crushed by the Bisons in a 7-1 defeat....

 

Lady Dragon Soccer Dominates with Defense

The Lady Dragon Soccer team faced three opponents throughout the week, including who is likely to be their most difficult challenge of the regular season, the Bedford Lady Bisons. As a precursor to...

 

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