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Department of Health Adds Testing Site in Blair County to Help Contain Local Spread of COVID-19

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Friday, Nov. 13, announced beginning Sunday, Nov. 15, a drive-through and indoor testing clinic will be held at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, to help contain the recent rapid...

 

Williamsburg Football Game Set for Nov. 13 Has Been Cancelled

The football game scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Nov. 13, 2020, at Williamsburg High School has been cancelled....

 

Blair County Cancels Jury Trials for Remainder of 2020

President Judge Elizabeth A. Doyle announced Friday, Nov. 13, that due to the recent rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, Blair County jury trials are canceled for the remainder of 2020. Specifically, the following events are canceled: jury selections...

 

Spring Cove School District Has No Plans To Move to a Hybrid Model

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors met Monday, Nov. 9, for a combined committee of the whole and regular meeting at the administration office board room in Roaring Spring with the public participating virtually. Superintendent Dr. Bet...

 

CKSD Returns to Hybrid Plan Following COVID-19 Increase in Blair County Cases

The Claysburg-Kimmel School District has shifted back to its hybrid model that it had started the 2020-21 school year with. The scheduled days off for students at the secondary level, which began Nov. 2, is determined by their last name: • A-Cla... Full story

 

Central High School Closing from Friday, Nov. 13 through Wednesday, Nov. 18

The Herald has received a letter with important information regarding the temporary closure of Central High School from Nov. 13-18, 2020. The letter is signed by Dr. Betsy Baker and is reproduced here without editing. November 12, 2020 Dear SCSD... Full story

 

Remembering a Friend on Veterans Day

In the Sept. 5, 2019, edition of the Herald you will find the story of John Fisher. John was a Navy veteran, serving on the submarine tender USS Fulton during World War II. When I met John, I was 51...

 

Smoke Screen By Terri Blackstock

Nate Beckett was a member of the Hotshot fire fighting team. It was his job to parachute into a wildfire, cut down trees and clear brush so the fire will die down. Nate lead his team into the fire...

 

A Civic Duty For Today's News Consumer: Identify Fake News

Pennsylvanians are social people, often engaging with family, friends and others through numerous social media platforms. Information shared on these platforms can come from reputable news sources or, unfortunately, from other untrustworthy...

 

Bassler Dedication Preacher

Herald of Nov. 7, 1895 The Rev. J.S. Bassler of Martinsburg preached at the dedication of a church in Spring Meadow, Bedford County, that had been formerly a Friends or Quaker meeting house but had been purchased and repaired by C. Claycomb and...

 

Games Draws Record Crowd

Herald of Nov. 12, 1970 The game of the season, the contest between CHS and NB, drew a record crowd of 5,200 paying spectators at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. The Dragons crushed the undefeated Panthers 34-0. The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire...

 

Sign Stolen from Square

Herald of Nov. 12, 1920 Daniel Shock of Mines, employed in the clay banks there, sustained a fracture of a wrist and was cut about the head when a car of coal which he was riding ran away and crashed. Miss Elizabeth King, teacher of the primary...

 

Eichelberger, Ickes Elected

Herald of Nov. 9, 1995 John H. Eichelberger Jr. of Duncansville was elected Blair County commissioner. He would replace retiring commissioner William C. Stouffer. Norma C. Ickes was named Bedford County commissioner. She would replace Elaine...

 

Cpl. Klotx Returns

Herald of Nov. 15, 1945 Harry F. Baker, well known Martinsburg business man who has been a member of the Hollidaysburg War Price and Rationing board ever since it was instituted, has resigned. His service covered a period of three years and ten...

 

Panthers Beat West Branch

Herald of Nov. 10, 2010 The NB Panthers won their Oct. 29 game, beating West Branch, and becoming the first team in 35 years to be invincible during the regular season. Huston Township supervisors tentatively approved a two – mill increase in...

 

Public Notices

PROPOSED ORDINANCES The following ordinances shall be considered for adoption at the regular meeting of the Martinsburg Borough Council to be held at the municipal building, 110 S. Walnut Street, Martinsburg, PA 16662, on Monday, December 7, 2020,... Full story

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The great effort of whopping the Cove with its first snow storm, complete with fierce winds, tuckered out young November. This second-to-last month of the year grew sleepy with half-closed eyes and...

 

Holiday Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park to Open Nov. 13

The 24th annual Holiday Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park is set to open Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021. Lakemont Park will offer a 51-acre drive-through tour of thousands of holiday lights and animations. Continuing the theme from last...

 

Beware of Large Bump

Motorists are urged to beware of the large bump in the road on Frosty Hollow Road near Woodbury. This bump is elevated dramatically. If a motorist is traveling too fast, even 25 mph, they will hit...

 

Herald Introduces a New Cove Calendar

The Herald is introducing a new community calendar that is free to use. The Herald’s Cove Calendar has been completely revamped and is now easier to use. The entire Cove community is invited to make the calendar a central place to find out...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    November 12, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Each morning at my house is met with a copious amount of reading. This week as always, it was very appropriately timed. Truly I tell you, I do not go looking for these things, they find me. The follow...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Thessalonians 5:12-18 I Corinthians 2:6-11 St. Matthew 6:9-15 Psalm 136:1-9 Ephesians 5:15-21 Colossians 3:12-17 II Peter 1:12-21 Hopefully you saved last week's "Thought" I want...

 

Beautiful Fall Foliage

Trees in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, display their true fall colors. Although the calendar says it is fall, temperatures have been near record-highs. According to www.weather.com, temperatures in...

 

Did You Know?

Should a person hear that a couple “tied the knot,” it’s immediately known that they got married. But just when and where does the term “tying the knot” come from? The phrase “tying the knot” is steeped in tradition, though the origins...

 

Williamsburg Borough Votes to Keep Millage Unchanged

The 2.778 rate that was the real estate tax millage last year, will continue to be the current millage rate for Williamsburg Borough residents for 2021. Borough officials laid out budget plans for 2021 during last Monday evening’s meeting, Nov. 2....

 

Authority Seeks to Move Yellow Springs Project Forward

Over the last few months, the Williamsburg Municipal Authority has been looking to add an extension of either water, sewer, or both out to Yellow Springs, due to residents’ concerns. Stiffler-McGraw Engineer John Clabaugh discussed the issue with a...

 

Successful Young Hunter!

Colton Dick, 7, of Williamsburg poses with his first buck. Colton got the buck in Petersburg. Colton is the son of Danielle Schumacher and Cody Dick. Got a hunting photo you'd like to share? Please...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s Thanksgiving month! I’ve been getting my preschool class ready for my favorite holiday of the year. We’ve been making pilgrims and Indians, and getting ready for our Thanksgiving feast in a few weeks. This got me thinking – what’s one...

 

AAA Warns: It's the Peak Time of Year for Deer Collisions

Cooler weather and shorter days means more deer are now gracing Pennsylvania’s roadways. The number of deer-vehicle collisions increases in October, peaking in November and December. To reduce inconvenience, costs, and potential danger, AAA East...

 

Kaitlin Meck Marries Matthew Heintzelman

Kaitlin Meck and Matthew Heintzelman were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena in Allentown. The Rev. Msgr. Joseph P.T. Smith officiated. The...

 

Ebersoles Married at Diamond Lane Farm

Natalie Ebersole and Roy Ebersole were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at Diamond Lane Farm, Roaring Spring. Dr. David Crumrine, pastor at First Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring,...

 

Feathers Celebrate 55th Wedding Anniversary

P. Jerry and Donita Feathers of Newry celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, with a surprise 55-year anniversary party at Diamond Lane Farm, Roaring Spring. The couple cel...

 

Winelands Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary on Day of Daughter's Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Wineland of Roaring Spring celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, by attending the wedding of their daughter Natalie Ebersole at Diamond Lane Farm,...

 

Blood Donations Urged Amid Pandemic, Upcoming Holidays

The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to band together to give blood or platelets and help ensure a stable blood supply for patients this holiday season. The traditional slump in blood donations between Thanksgiving and...

 

Santa Claus to Visit 'Christmas in the Park' Nov. 21 at Claysburg

The Claysburg Area Community Park will be the site of Claysburg’s Christmas in the Park on Saturday, Nov. 21. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit the park from 4 to 5 p.m. that day, with some changes to keep everyone healthy and safe. The jolly couple...

 

Martinsburg Community Fund Nears $10,000 Toward Goal of $43,000 for 2020

A goal of $43,000 has been set for this year’s Martinsburg Area Community Fund Drive. This year’s goal is the same as the two previous years. The 2020 fund drive will support 15 charitable agencies that do work in the Martinsburg area. As of Nov....

 

Conemaugh Nason and VA Holding Hiring Fair for Veterans Nov. 13

Conemaugh Health System is collaborating with The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, to hold a virtual hiring fair for Veterans. This event provides an easier pathway for veterans to work within the Conemaugh organization who is offering more...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    November 12, 2020

Spring Cove District Hosts Special Trunk-or-Treat Event

Spring Cove Elementary and Martinsburg Elementary schools held a safe fun event for their students Oct. 27 at the SCES in Roaring Spring. Principles and reading specialists from both schools wanted...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    November 12, 2020

Drive-Through Trunk-or-Treat

The Woodbury Community Center was the place to be on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. A wonderful uplifting trick or treat event was done by members of Faith United Methodist Church with social distancing in...

 

Holiday Brass to Perform Dec. 6

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra has announced its Musician Spotlight Concert Series. The Altoona Symphony Orchestra will present Holiday Brass as part of its Fall Musician Spotlight Series to be held at the historic Mishler Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 6,...

 

Actualización Sobre COVID-19

Actualización sobre COVID-19: El aumento más grande de un día – 4,035 nuevos casos positivos – aumenta el total estatal a 227,985 casos Número récord de pruebas hechas – más de 50,000 El...

 

DEATH RECORD

FERRY – Helen Joanne (Smith), 90, New Enterprise HAMM – Helen R., 96, Martinsburg HAMM – Randy L., 64, Martinsburg NALE – Audrey L. (Musselman), 90, resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Claysburg NOLT – Paul H., 78, Martinsburg... Full story

 

HELEN JOANNE (SMITH) FERRY

Helen J. Ferry, 90, of New Enterprise, went to her Heavenly home Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. She was born July 21, 1930, in Hopewell, a daughter of the late Chester W. and Mildred (Kline) Smith. On...

 

HELEN R. HAMM

Helen Ruth Hamm, 96, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday evening, Nov. 6, 2020, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born July 16, 1924, in Martinsburg, daughter of the late H. Elvin and Ruth...

 

DEATH NOTICE

Randy Lee Hamm, 64, of Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 3, 2020, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late O. Leonard and Helen R. (Cunningham) Hamm. At Randy’s request there will...

 

AUDREY L. (MUSSELMAN) NALE

Audrey L. (Musselman) Nale, 90, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Claysburg, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. She was born June 2, 1930, in Roaring Spring, the...

 

PAUL H. NOLT

Paul H. Nolt, 78, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at his home. He was born March 11, 1942, in Leola, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Mary (Hoover) Nolt. On Dec. 10, 1964, in East Earl, Pa., he was united in marriage to Anna H....

 

LUTHER O.STEELE

Luther O. Steele, 90, of Martinsburg, formerly of New Enterprise, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. He was born Sept. 17, 1930, in Hopewell Township, son of the lat...

 

NAOMI J. SOLLENBERGER

New Enterprise Naomi J. Sollenberger, 66, of New Enterprise, passed away at home Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Ellis and Jane Sollenberger. She is...

 

Director of Therapeutic Recreation

Homewood at Martinsburg has named Sandy Deininger as director of therapeutic recreation. Deininger has more than 16 years of experience in long-term skilled nursing facilities, holding numerous roles...

 

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