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Southern Cove Power Reunion Preparing for First Country Christmas Drive-Through Light Show

By JUDITH OTT Southern Cove Power Reunion met on Nov. 4. The most important topic of discussion was the planning and making of the first Country Christmas Drive-Through Light Show. This is scheduled for Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 10, 2021

A Diamond in the Rough: RS Jewelry Store Offers Repairs, Custom Jewelry

Dazzling Diamond in Roaring Spring is prepared to meet your jewelry needs. Owner Robert Nicewonger, who has a degree in business, has been dabbling in retail and jewelry for 35 years. Nicewonger worked from home for two days a week and did repair wor...

 

Daycare Future Looks Brighter in Roaring Spring

It's been said that "a child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark," and for many Cove-area children, Stephanie Kensinger has left quite a memorable mark. For eight years...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    November 10, 2021

The Sun Will Come Out in Claysburg Nov. 19, 20

Claysburg Area Community Theatre (CACT) will present Annie Jr. on Friday Nov. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning best...

 

School Board Addresses Change Orders

Construction on the Williamsburg High School cafeteria has been taking quite a while, and some change orders were added during the October Board meeting, Oct. 19th. The following change orders were approved: • $630.70 for gypsum board over metal...

 

Borough's 2022 Budget Proposed

Williamsburg Borough proposed its 2022 budget, and it was announced during Monday evening’s meeting. The budget consists of wage increases and normal operating expenses. There will be a millage increase, but the amount had not yet been determined....

 

-Ask the Williamsburgers-

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, who are or were the veterans in their family. Here is what a few had to say: James Flaig: My father James Flaig Sr., and my son Joshua Flaig Dana Weber: My dad, Dan Weber...

 

Ridge Road Causing Issues for Authority

At the Williamsburg Municipal Authority’s November meeting, held on Nov. 2, John Clabaugh, Stiffler-McGraw engineer, informed members that the pump station at Ridge Road has been operating more frequently than it should. “We compared the...

 

Community Gets a Spruce Up for Service Day

Williamsburg Community High School's first Community Service Day featured many projects in Williamsburg's outdoors, including weeding, planting and gardening. Others painted windows and made...

 

Bedford County: One-Month Extension to Apply For Individual Assistance

Governor Tom Wolf announced that the federal government has granted his request for a one-month extension for individuals in the eight counties eligible for Individual Assistance to apply for federal aid. Survivors of the remnants of Hurricane Ida...

 

Bedford County Unofficial Municipal Election Results

Summary Results Report Municipal Election November 2, 2021 Results shown are not official. Results are only official after being certified. If the election was contested, the apparent winner’s name is designated by asterisk. Write-in totals will...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    November 10, 2021

The Children of James H. and Sarah Lyons, Generation Three: Part 2

Editor’s Note: The first four children of James H. and Sarah Lyons were detailed in the Nov. 4 edition of the Herald. This article continues with the next six children. The remaining six children will be featured in the next two editions of the...

 

William C. Riley

William C. Riley, 76, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with his Lord and Savior following a courageous battle with cancer Nov. 2, 2021. He was born June 27, 1945, in Altoona, son of the late Earl Vincent and Viola Emma (Reigh) Riley. On May 3,...

 

Lowell H. Witkovsky

The Rev. Lowell H. Witkovsky, 89, of Greenville, SC, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 26, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Lowell was born on Jan. 26, 1932, to Elden and Ethel (McKimmy) Witkovsky...

 

Gloria K. Weitzel

Gloria K. Weitzel, 67, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday morning Nov. 3, 2021, at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born Oct. 21, 1954, in Roaring Spring the daughter of the late Charles I. And Geraldine (Smith) Decker. The woman of a...

 

Susan E. Musselman

Susan E. Musselman, 102, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Klahr, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at the home. She was born Oct. 11, 1919, in Klahr, daughter of the late...

 

William Lee Peck

William Lee Peck, Jr., 76, passed away Oct. 31, 2021, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He was the son of the late William Lee Peck, Sr. and Mary Ruth (Miller) Peck. The oldest of t...

 

Marjorie K. Delozier

Marjorie K. Delozier, 87, of Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday morning Nov. 4, 2021, at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born June 3, 1934, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the...

 

Kris A. Shambaugh

Kris A. Shambaugh, 60, of Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday Nov. 4, 2021, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born August 7, 1961, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Alfred L. and Mary K. (Myers) Shambaugh. He is survived...

 

Eugene F. McKinney

Eugene F. McKinney, 95, of Roaring Spring, passed away peacefully Friday morning Nov. 5, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born Jan. 31, 1926, in rural Martinsburg the son of the late Earl and Ruth (Fluke) McKinney. He married Bonnie Delozier...

 

Donald C. Greenleaf

Donald Carl Greenleaf, 87, Martinsburg, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 4, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. He was born April 21, 1934, in Martinsburg, son of the late H. Lester and Kathryn C. (Christner)...

 

From the Bookkeeper

In my previous column (Oct. 14, 2021), I spent a little time explaining how the staff of the Herald goes through the process of delivering each week’s edition to thousands of readers throughout The...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Nathan grew up in a house in the country with his abusive father. In the same hometown, Maddie made things as early as she could remember, even if she couldn’t remember everything that happened while making them. Set in rural Pennsylvania, their ho...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Donald Greenleaf, 87, passed away last week. He and I were classmates in the Morrison Cove High School class of 1952 and kept in touch through the years. He was elected mayor of Martinsburg on two occasions, once as a Republican and...

 

C-burg Salvation Army Asks for Assistance

It is time again to kick off the 2021 Claysburg Salvation Army Service Unit Campaign. Unfortunately we are still faced with Covid-19 problems. Any bell ringing this year will be limited, and that has been the main source of our income. Let us get to...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 12, 1896 Every village staged a rousing parade celebrating the victory of McKinley, Republicans, sound money and prosperity over Bryant and free silver. According to the Herald, Martinsburg had the finest parade --and it was the larges...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 11, 1971 The Martinsburg Borough Council adopted an ordinance that would set minimum standards for dwelling in the borough. The minimum width for any dwelling is 14 feet, according to the ordinance. Most trailers are 12 feet wide....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 18, 1921 Martinsburg Grocer O. H. Wagner tracked a bear over Lock Mountain, near the reservoir. The animal left prints “so large a dinner plate wouldn’t cover them”. There was evidence the claws were two inches long. The editor...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 7, 1996 New Printing Co. Inc. announced plans to reopen the Roaring Spring plant as a digital processing and technology training center. The existing NPC structure on Robinson Avenue was being razed to make way for a new $450,000...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 14, 1946 Governor Martin announced the date for Thanksgiving this year as Nov. 28, which is the last Thursday in the month. In reminding the citizens that Thanksgiving dates back to 1621, when the Pilgrims at Plymouth set apart a day...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 10, 2011 The Northern Bedford Panthers advanced to the district semi-finals with a victory over Meyersdale. The NB defense blanked Meyersdale in the second half, and the Panthers rolled to a 40-20 victory. St. Mary’s Holy Assumption...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    November 10, 2021

God's Creatures Great and Small

Ah, there’s nothing like a relaxing morning with a cup of coffee and a nice warm cat on my lap. My cat, Gladys has been spending mornings with me for years. She’s a creature of routine. So am I....

 

Our Legacy Campaign Underway at St. John's UCC

St. John’s United Church of Christ will be holding a special celebration on Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. to celebrate and acknowledge the wonderful effort put into the Our legacy Campaign that was successfully completed recently. As part of the traditional...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    November 10, 2021

Greenfield Township Resident Asks About Alleyway Maintenance

Greenfield Township supervisors approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the township’s police department at their Nov. 3 meeting. The new agreement is for a period of four years, covering 2022 through 2025. The current agreement expires...

 

Thought for the Week

We will be observing Veterans Day this week. A part of that observance is a service at the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.” Each of the Allied Nations: Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy and the...

 

Public Notice

NOTICE OF AUDITORS MEETING The Freedom Township Auditors will hold a meeting on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM to discuss essential pay for employees. Lisa Edmundson Freedom Township Secretary/Treasurer Budget NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the...

 

State Anticipates Returning K-12 School Mask Requirement to Local Leaders Jan. 17, 2022

Governor Tom Wolf announced the intention to return the Commonwealth’s K-12 school mask requirement to local leaders on Jan. 17, 2022. Upon the expiration of the statewide mandate, local school officials will again be able to implement...

 

Winter Sports Preview Coming Up

Fans of basketball and wrestling are in luck! The winter sports season is swiftly approaching. The Herald’s Winter Sports Preview will be included in the Dec. 9 edition. High school coaches and athletic directors should provide team information by...

 

Seventeen-Minute Buck

With archery deer season winding down, many bowhunters and crossbow hunters are still in the woods, hoping to add some venison to their winter larder. With the rut near or at its prime, mature bucks...

 

Dragons Storm into the Playoffs

After the Dragons faced Westmont Hilltop just two weeks prior, Central has once again come out victorious with a 52-13 victory over the Hilltoppers. After the Dragon's initial kick, Westmont could...

 

Northern Bedford Slaughters Tussey Mountain

The Northern Bedford Black Panthers captured the District 5-A title Friday night with a 47-0 win over the Tussey Mountain Titans. Sophomore Adam Johnson paced the ground game, carrying 16 times for...

 

SCES Teacher and Students Decorate Pumpkins in a Unique Way

Introduction to Articles and Statement of Claim The Spring Cove Education Association (SCEA) would like to bring you updates of some of the many positive events that are taking place within our...

 

Central Names Rotary Student of the Month for November

NOVEMBER Luke Knisely • Parents: Don and Amy Knisely • East Freedom • School Activities: Junior Class President, Foreign Language Club President, Mock Trial, Spanish National Honor...

 

Birth Announcement

Marvin Z. & Marian G. (Nolt) Stauffer of Martinsburg are the parents of a son, Alex Asher, born at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2021, at home. The infant weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches. Alex has four brothers and one sister: Bradlyn...

 

Central Class of '76 Celebrates 45th Reunion

Central High School Class of 1976 had their 45th reunion on Oct. 9 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Forty-eight class members were in attendance for a total of 84 with guests....

 

Williamsburg Class of 1956's '55+1' Reunion

The Williamsburg High School Class of 1956 gathered for their "55th + 1" reunion on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Williamsburg Beagle Club. The class had to cancel last year due to the...

 

Reunions in the Cove Correction

From the Morrison Cove Class of 1956: The Morrison Cove Class of 1956 had a former classmate, who was a pillar in the community. C. Sherman Dick was a U.S. mail carrier, driver for the Mennonite community and a disaster relief worker. His wife Janet...

 

Blair County Unofficial Municipal Election Results 2021

Summary Results Report Municipal Election November 2, 2021 Results shown are not official. Results are only official after being certified. If the election was contested, the apparent winner’s name is designated by an asterisk. If no name was...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    November 10, 2021

A Man of Honor: Williamsburg's Bill Brantner Answers Country's Call Three Times

When Bill Brantner left his home in Williamsburg in 1967 bound for Vietnam, the then 17-year-old recent Williamsburg High School graduate had no idea he was taking the first steps toward serving his...

 

St. Patrick Students Honor Veterans

Students at St. Patrick Catholic School in Newry welcomed veterans from the James E. Van Zandt Medical Center on Thursday, Oct. 21. Students made cards and decorated pumpkins to give to the veterans....

 

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