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Robert A. Brumbaugh Sr.

Robert A. Brumbaugh Sr., 84, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 15, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born, April 16, 1937, in Roaring Spring, son of...

 

Deborah K. Kagarise

Deborah K. Kagarise, 69, of New Enterprise, was called home by her Lord and Savior Friday Oct. 15, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following a brief battle with Covid. She...

 

Ronald E. Beasom

Ronald E. Beasom, 47, of Altoona, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 14, 2021 at UPMC Altoona following complications with COVID. He was born October 29, 1973, in Altoona, the son of Douglas and Rhond...

 

Pennsylvania is a Top Trail State

What makes Pennsylvania a great place for outdoor recreation? Our abundance of trails and our commitment to providing trails. We’re a top trail state! Find a trail at http://trails.dcnr.pa.gov....

 

PA Farm Show Asks Pennsylvanians, 'Oh, Say, Can You Sing?'

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding invites singers statewide to enter “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?” to win a chance to inspire 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show visitors with their voices. Each morning of the Farm Show will feature a talented...

 

Supporting Local Journalism Supports Our Community

Last week’s Herald contained an article asking readers who support local business and local news to support the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA). The LJSA is focused on delivering benefits to local communities across the U.S. by...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Adelaide (Addie) Cowherd is called into the dean’s office at the University of Kentucky in 1936. There she is told that her parents had not paid her tuition for three months. She will not be able to take the finals and finish her junior year. At...

 

Hoenstine Family Athletic Legacy

Since the 1950s, the Hoenstine family of Claysburg and East Freedom has produced a line of outstanding athletes who have enriched the playing fields of our area with sterling performances. And it all...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 22, 1896 Mrs. A.O. Dilling brought the Herald office the largest pear ever seen by the editor. It weighed 1-½ pounds and measured 12 inches around in one direction and 14 inches around in the other direction. Of the Dutchess variety,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 21, 1971 Retired Martinsburg farmer Fred R. Kauffman, the Cove’s oldest resident, died Oct. 20 at Altoona Hospital at the age of 101. The Northern Bedford School Board named Marilyn Stewart of Everett as its new Grade 2 teacher at...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 21, 1921 County committeemen and Republican men and women were urged to attend a special meeting in the court house to arrange a change in voting rules in time for next election. Present rules of the party allowed each precinct to...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 17, 1996 Upgrades to the former Morrison Cove High School included the addition of a new roof, about 30 new windows and re-pointing of the stone work. G. Mitchell Grace was the general contractor. Brothers Gary and Eddie Stern of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 24, 1946 Twenty-four planes from the U.S.S. Franklin Deleno Roosevelt were scheduled to stage a simulated attack Sunday, Oct. 27, over the Blair County Airport at Martinsburg as part of the Blair County Navy Day observance. The...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 20, 2011 The Central High School tennis team captured its first District 6 title in exciting fashion. Trailing 2-1 after singles play, the top-seeded Lady Dragons earned victories in both doubles competition to score a 3-2 victory...

 

Is it Worth It?

A few days ago my brother sent my sister and me a bill. As mentioned in my previous column, the three of us traveled over 1,000 toll road miles to Illinois to visit with family from England. The trip...

 

Thought for the Week

Most heroes develop during a lifetime and are not declared heroes until their adult years. Not so for my hero today. We meet him in his early teen years. He has gone through major trauma. He was...

 

Manna On Main Street Set for Oct. 25

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue their monthly Manna on Monday as a drive-through, take-out only service Oct. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. Participants can drive or walk up to the doors of fellowship hall located at the end...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    October 21, 2021

Newry Church Holds Craft Fair and Bake Sale

Women of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) in conjunction with the Women's Craft Class held a Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 16. This event had many craft items...

 

Public Notices

REQUEST FOR BIDS FROM THE WILLIAMSBURG MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY FOR HOURLY RATE FOR EQUIPMENT The Williamsburg Municipal Authority (WMA), 305 E 2nd Street, Williamsburg, PA 16693 is seeking bids to obtain hourly equipment rates for a two (2) year term...

 

Descendants of Civil War Veterans to Meet Oct. 27

The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. The speaker will be John Creider whose topic will be Libby Prison. The public is welcome to attend....

 

Medicare Open Enrollment Began Oct. 15

With Medicare Open Enrollment running from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 this year, seniors will begin receiving Medicare information in the mail. If you’re in a Medicare plan, you should receive an Annual Notice of Changes (ANOC) telling you of any...

 

NB Senior's Eagle Scout Project Brings AEDs to SCSD

Aaron Reynolds is a member of the Martinsburg Boy Scout Troop 358. Aaron, a senior at Northern Bedford High School, recently earned his Eagle Scout award. Reynolds' basis for his Eagle Scout project...

 

Blair County Employees' Retirement Fund Shows Positive Projections for 2021 Plan Year

The Blair County Retirement Board, consisting of Commissioners Bruce Erb, Laura Burke, and Amy Webster along with Treasurer Jim Carothers and Controller A.C. Stickel, recently met with Actuary David Reid of CBIZ and Pat Wing of Marquette Associates,...

 

Recruiters from PennDOT to Discuss CDL Operator, Diesel Mechanic Jobs

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be joining a recruitment event on Saturday, Oct. 23, to learn about CDL Operator and Diesel Mechanic positions the department offers in Blair County Maintenance. The job fair will be held f...

 

Pennsylvania Hits COVID-19 Vaccination Target

Pennsylvania hit a self-imposed vaccination target this week as Gov. Tom Wolf announced 70 percent of the state’s adult population are now fully immunized against COVID-19. As of Wednesday, the Department of Health reported that 13.1 million doses...

 

PennDOT Invites Pennsylvanians to Share Feedback, Submit P3 Applications

Feedback on Construction, Maintenance Services Survey Available Until Oct. 26 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is accepting construction and maintenance services feedback through an online survey. The public can take the...

 

Dept. of Health Highlights September 2021 Nursing Home Inspection

In its September 2021 report, the Pennsylvania Department of Health notes that nursing home surveyors conducted 501 inspections, including 308 complaint investigations, of 347 separate nursing homes. Of these inspections, 24 were COVID-19-specific...

 

Capitol Hotel in Hollidaysburg Closing For Now Due to COVID-19

Brian Laratonda and his family have owned the Capitol Hotel since 1970. Laratonda has worked in the business for 40 years, but the devastating economic effects of COVID-19 have made Laratonda decide to close the coffee shop/restaurant for now....

 

Nominate Your Favorite Trail to Be the 2022 Pa. Trail of the Year

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn encouraged Pennsylvanians to nominate their favorite trail for the 2022 Trail of the Year. Each year, the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee, designates a Trail...

 

Blair County Receives Funds for Homelessness Assistance and Prevention

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced nearly $5.5 million has been awarded to help homeless families find housing and combat homelessness across the commonwealth. The funding is provided...

 

Herald Travels to See Replica of the Ark

Kimberly Gordon of Roaring Spring, Denise Grub (shown) of Martinsburg and the Herald went on vacation to Kentucky to see the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter from Sept. 23-26, 2021. Behind Denise...

 

Western PA Gas Prices Continue to Increase

This week’s national average for a gallon of gasoline hit $3.32 which is five cents higher than last week. The primary driver of this surge remains the cost of crude oil, which is now closing daily above $80 a barrel. In August, the price of crude...

 

-From the Burg to Your Kitchen-

Fall weather is upon us – that means one thing in my house – time for some Baltimore Ravens football. Most of the time, Sundays mean pizza and wings at our house – but sometimes I’m inspired by the cold weather outside and want some down...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Speaking of Trick-or-Treat coming up and having such a big sweet tooth, my inspiration for this question came easy this week. What is your favorite candy? Here is what a few had to say: Zena Saylor: Almond Joy Tisha Ray: Peppermint Patties Shirley...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Lions Club to Sponsor Take Back The Williamsburg Lions Club will be sponsoring a National Rx Take-Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 23. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg. This drop off is...

 

Williamsburg Celebrates Homecoming

WHS celebrated homecoming with a parade and the crowning of new royalty....

 

Warm, Wet Autumn Could Mute, Delay Foliage Display In Pennsylvania

Because of the warm, wet summer, trees in Pennsylvania are mostly in great shape. But for the state's forests to exhibit their most vibrant colors, conditions need to be cooler and drier in the next...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    October 21, 2021

The Family of James H. Lyons, Generation Two: Part 2

According to the terms of his father’s will, James was able to stay on the family farm and it came into his ownership after conditions were met. The Jas. Lyons property is noted in South Woodbury Township on both the 1861 and 1877 atlas maps of Bed...

 

W-burg Sophomore Places 15th at PIAA Golf Championship

The 2021 PIAA Class 2A Individual Boys’ Golf Championship was held on Monday, Oct. 18 at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. The boys played 18 holes, with a 71 par. R. J. Royer, a Williamsburg sophomore playing for Tyrone, finished 15th...

 

Beware the Buck: November is Most Dangerous Month For Deer-Car Accidents

Pennsylvania had the second highest rate of deer-car accidents in the U.S. last year, according to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Most of those accidents occur in the autumn and early winter, with the highest chances for an encounter with a...

 

Operation Game Thief Protects Pennsylvania Wildlife

Poachers are thieves. Help us catch them. The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Operation Game Thief (OGT) program protects wild birds and wild mammals by encouraging those with information related to wildlife crimes to report it as soon as possible....

 

Bowling Scores Updated at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park

Huntsman Bowling Center Morrisons Cove Memorial Park – Oct. 16, 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 Michelle Watson 225 Liz Rhodes 223 Anita...

 

CK Defeats Northern Bedford In Three

Claysburg beat Northern Bedford in three sets on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Northern Bedford High School. Scores were 25-6; 25-19; 25-15....

 

Central Boys Bag Two Wins This Week

– Oct. 18, 2021 – Bedford 0 0 1 1 Central 0 0 0 0 1st half: no scoring 2nd half: no scoring Overtime: B - Bowen LaMarcus (Chase Martin) 81:32 Records Central 6-9-1 Bedford 12-3-1 – Oct. 14, 2021 – Central 1 1 2 Bishop Guilfoyle. 0 0 0 1st...

 

NB Girls Soccer Shuts Out Two Teams

– Oct. 18, 2021 – Site: Northern Bedford Northern Bedford 7 Curwensville 0 First half Northern Bedford 5 Curwensville 0 Second half Northern Bedford 2 Curwensville 0 First half: Mariah Hall NB...

 

Leah Johnston Scores Lady Dragons' Game-Winning Goals

– Oct 18, 2021 – Roaring Spring, PA FINAL SCORE: Central 3, Bedford 1 Score By Halves Bedford 0 1 – 1 Central 1 2 – 3 1st Half: C - Johnston (Trexler), 36:50 2nd Half : B – Martz...

 

More Trouble For Wildlife

It is common knowledge that various wild plants and animals are in trouble in Pennsylvania. We know that ash trees have been pretty much wiped out by emerald ash beetles. We know that our state tree,...

 

C-K Football Fans: Oct. 29 Game in Altoona

The Claysburg-Kimmel Varsity football game vs. Bellwood-Antis scheduled for Oct. 29 will be played at Mansion Park, Altoona. Kick off will remain 7 p.m. Claysburg-Kimmel’s bus will depart at 4:40 p.m....

 

Dragons Crush the Crushers in Blowout Victory

The most recent Dragons’ expedition took them to Shade Central High School to take on the Bishop McCourt Crushers in a Laurel Highlands athletic contest. The Dragons overwhelmed the Crushers, defeating them 55-7. The Dragons began their obliteratio...

 

Central's Claar Hits 100th Career Block

– Oct. 14, 2021 – FINAL SCORES: Richland def. Central 26-24, 25-13, 25-22. SITE: Richland High School Records: Central (League 2-10, Overall 6-15-2) JV: Central, 25-14, 25-22. NOTEWORTHY: Haylie Mingle 18 digs and 22 serve Receptions. Kaitlyn...

 

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