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Articles from the November 23, 2022 edition

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E. Edward Henry

E. Edward Henry, 91, of Mifflinburg, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 14, 2022, at Riverwoods in Lewisburg. He was born Dec. 2, 1930, in Roaring Spring at the original Nason...

 

Anna Lois (Feather) Hostetter

Anna Lois (Feather) Hostetter, resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, after a brief illness. Lois was born March 30, 1928, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late J. Howard and Mary (Stoner) Feather. On July 28,...

 

Curry Supply Announces Sale of CS Trucking LLC

Executing a key component of its strategic growth plan, Curry Supply Holdings has finalized the asset sale of its subsidiary, CS Trucking LLC.  Curry Supply Holdings, headquartered in Altoona, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the sale of its oil...

 

Drivers Reminded of the Threat of Snow Squalls

The National Weather Service (NWS) reminded drivers of the threat that snow squalls can pose during the winter months and advised them to observe warnings related to these dangerous weather hazards last week during Snow Squall Awareness Week. “We...

 

Grant to Fund Devices to Prevent Tractor Rollover Deaths

Farmers in Pennsylvania can get state reimbursement to pay for retrofitting their older tractors with life-saving rollover-protection structures — often referred to as ROPS — aided by a new Penn State program. Tractor rollovers are the most...

 
 By JOSEPH WALK    Opinion    November 23, 2022 

Newcomers to the Cove: Thanks and Giving

Thanksgiving. I prefer “thanks and giving.” It’s the time of year when we celebrate God’s provision as we enjoy a sumptuous feast of turkey with all the traditional trimmings and perhaps a football game. It is appropriate to be grateful. We...

 

Working the Polls on Election Day: Surprises, Lessons

For the mid-term General Election held on Nov. 8, 2022, I was a poll worker at one of the Martinsburg voting locations. I have followed politics for years, kind of like the way some people follow a...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Dr. Ronald L. Mallett holds the belief that this century will be when time travel becomes a reality. Born in Roaring Spring, PA-native Mallett dreamed one day he would help join science fiction and...

 

Claysburg Salvation Army Asks for Donations

It is time again to kick off the 2022 Claysburg Salvation Army Service Unit Campaign. We anticipate an increase in emergency assistance requests this year, particularly from our fixed income residents, due to the rising costs for basic necessities...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 2, 1897 Frank Wilson of Massillon, O., and James Farrell of Allegheny county, were sentenced last week in Blair County courts to be hanged. The prisoners had been convicted of the murder of Henry Bonnecka, an aged man in Altoona, on...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 30, 1972 Four people were hurt when a single-engine airplane crashed six minutes after taking off from the Blair County Airport in Martinsburg. The privately owned aircraft came down in a Taylor Township field a short distance south...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 1, 1922 A very enjoyable event at the Morrisons Cove Home on Saturday evening, November 25, consisting of a Thanksgiving feast and program which had been arranged by the United Workers Bible class of the Church of the Brethren, was...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 4, 1997 The Rev. Harry Brubaker of Roaring Spring RD1, serving in the ministry for 38 years, was ordained as pastor emeritus on Nov. 30 at the First Church of the Brethren. The title is bestowed on a retired minister who has given...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 25, 1947 Funeral services for Pvt. George B. Kelly of Williamsburg, who was killed in Belgium on January 10, 1945, were held Monday afternoon, November 17, in the Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Va. He was the son of Mr. and...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 29, 2012 Search parties were formed to look for a missing 82 year old hunter. Police were called to Huston Township when he did not return to his vehicle in the evening. The man was found by a neighbor the next day. The lost...

 

God of the Living

Scripture text Luke 20;27-40 It’s a quirky time of the year. Creation itself seems to be preparing for the death that winter weather brings. For myself, I lost some people who were important in my life at this time of year: my favorite aunt, my...

 

Thought for the Week

Scripture and hymn-writers unite to tell us to give thanks to the Lord. They utilize various words for the thanks part, including praise, worship, exalt and many others. The point being we are to...

 

Sisters Cleanup at Byers Cemetery; Hope Others Will Take Over

Byers Cemetery, located on a farm on Hickory Bottom Road in Woodbury Township, recently had some work done courtesy of sisters Debra Dunkle of Everett and Mary Miller of Chambersburg. The cemetery...

 

C-burg Churches Having Drive-By Nativity

The Claysburg Area churches are doing “A Christmas Story” drive-by with four area churches enacting a portion of the Christmas story at Christ Lutheran Church parking lot at 208 Walnut Street, Claysburg, PA on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. This year...

 

Public Notices

TENTATIVE BUDGET INSPECTION NOTICE The Roaring Spring Borough Council has given tentative approval of the 2023 budget which will be available for public inspection at the borough office, 616 Spang Street, Roaring Spring during regular business hours...

 

Tackling the Turkey Trot

Runners of all ages participate in Williamsburg's first Turkey Trot 5K race Saturday at the Williamsburg Farm Show Parks and Recreation....

 

Bedford Co. Awarded Support for Coal-Impacted Communities

Governor Tom Wolf joined Gayle Manchin, Federal Co-Chair for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and his gubernatorial peers of the Appalachian region to announce more than $6.9 million being devoted to Pennsylvania’s coal communities to...

 

Shoemaker Shares Schwabacher's Landing

Denny Shoemaker of Woodbury has shared another one of his favorite photos from his archives. Shoemaker took this photo on Sept. 24, 2021, at Schwabacher's Landing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This is a...

 

PennCrest Now Open in Williamsburg

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce joined PennCrest Bank and Williamsburg Borough officials in cutting the ribbon to the bank's new Williamsburg branch. PennCrest's purchase of the bank from Mid...

 

Hollidaysburg Principal Named President of Principals Association

Maureen D. Letcher, D.Ed., principal of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, is the 2022-24 president of the Pennsylvania Principals Association. The Pennsylvania Principals Association is the only professional organization in Pennsylvania...

 

Teeter Group Welcomes New Member

Teeter Group is pleased to welcome Stephanie Curry to the Teeter Group team. Curry is a licensed agent with more than seven years of commercial insurance experience, as well as a background in...

 
 By JENA KIESS    News    November 23, 2022 

Prepare For Year-End Tax Planning and Filings

Not everyone enjoys doing taxes, but they are an annual requirement for most of us. If you are a farmer or small business owner, tax time can be especially challenging! Have you been maximizing your tax deductions? Are there items that are falling...

 

Central Grad Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from SRU

Slippery Rock alum Craig Bouslough received a Distinguished Alumni Award on Oct. 14. Bouslough graduated from Central High School in 1981 and is a Roaring Spring native. Bouslough played football and...

 

As Holiday Shopping Begins, Protect Your Identity

With many outlets already offering holiday discounts, some consumers are getting a head start on holiday shopping. As Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other holiday shopping approaches, online shoppers should take steps now to protect their identities...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    November 23, 2022 

Principals Brief Events at High, Elementary Schools

At the Nov. 15 Williamsburg Community School Board's meeting, Elementary Principal Jennifer Metzler spoke on many activities taking place at the elementary school: • Parent-teacher conferences...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    November 23, 2022 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Happy Thanksgiving! This year, though it has flown by, has given us a lot to be thankful for. This inspired my question this week: what are you thankful for this year? Here is what some residents had...

 

Buck Pool This Weekend

The Williamsburg Community Farm Show will once again sponsor a Buck Pool on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 6-8 p.m. on the Farm Show grounds. This year's prizes/cash will be divided between heaviest doe, heaviest buck, widest spread, most points, youngest...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    November 23, 2022 

Catharine Proposes Millage Increase to Assist Lack of Funds

At last month’s Catharine Township meeting, frustrated voices were heard — both from taxpayers and the roadmaster — about lack of funds for the township. During this month’s meeting held Nov. 17, township supervisors voted to increase their t...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    November 23, 2022 

Famous Woodbury Tree Lit up For Holiday

Motorists traveling south on Route 36 first spot it about a half mile outside the tiny community of Woodbury. The blur of red, green, yellow and blue lights to the right slips out of view as the road...

 

How to Avoid Dry Turkey this Thanksgiving

Turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinners. The National Turkey Federation estimates approximately 46 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving each year, followed by 22 million turkeys at C...

 

Consider These 13 Gratifying Thanksgiving Facts

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and reflect on one's blessings. In 2022, Canadian Thanksgiving takes place on Oct. 10, while Americans celebrate on Nov. 24. In anticipation...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    November 23, 2022 

HACP Hires New Marketing Director

The Marketing Committee of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) was active in the month of November, hiring Alyssa Barilar as the marketing director for the Partnership. Barilar attended the monthly board meeting. Her first assignment...

 

Acting Human Services Secretary Warns of Potential Scam, Reminds of Safe Way to Apply for Assistance

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead advised Pennsylvanians of a potential scam in which individuals, regardless of whether they are recipients of the...

 

Construction Season in PennDOT District 9 Wrapped Up

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently discussed the many highway improvements that took place across PennDOT District 9 (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties) during the 2022 construction season...

 

Rifle Deer Season To Begin

Saturday (Nov. 26) is the opening day of Pennsylvania's rifle deer season. Despite its major loss of participants over the years, it remains among the top days on many sportsmen's calendars. When I...

 

Dragons Make Quick Work of Clearfield Bisons

Playing during the week of Thanksgiving is an accomplishment of epic proportions for any high school football team, and even greater a feat to do so for two years in a row. The Central Scarlet...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    November 23, 2022 

Borough Updates on Stormwater

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council November monthly meeting focused on two primary issues: the final budget for 2023 and options for dealing with the severe stormwater run off. The proposed 2023 budget revealed by Borough Manager James Gehret...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    November 23, 2022 

Baker Mansion Gearing Up for Christmas

Christmas is coming to the Baker Mansion. The Blair Garden Club will be decorating the three trees that will be on the first floor. Executive Director of the Blair County Historical Society and the Baker Mansion Museum Kate Rimbeck said that Baker Ma...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    November 23, 2022 

Long Discussion of Gender Identity in School Continues at HASD

The Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors encountered a combined attendance of nearly 600 people and 6 hours of discussion over two meetings regarding gender identity and preferred pronouns in the current school policy. Spark of the i...

 

Award-Winning Photographer Offers Calendars for Sale

Award-winning Cove photographer Denny Shoemaker is offering for sale 2023 calendars showcasing his work. The calendars display a wide variety of Shoemaker’s photography, including landscapes and animals. Shoemaker, who has been shooting...

 

Central Rotary Student of The Month: Maya Hazenstab

MAYA HAZENSTAB Parents: Shane and Danielle Hazenstab School activities: Varsity Softball, Varsity Girls' Volleyball, Student Council, Business Club, Foreign Language Club, National Honor Society,...

 

Thanksgiving Travel to Rise To Near Pre-Pandemic Levels

AAA predicts 54.6 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving. This is a 1.5 percent increase over 2021 and 98 percent of pre-pandemic volumes. This year is projected to be the third busiest for Thanksgiving travel since A...

 

Herald Sets Out on a Cruise

Four Cove-native siblings and their spouses enjoyed an American Queen Paddle Wheel Steamboat Cruise up the mighty Mississippi River (northern area) for eight days, and the Herald tagged along. The...

 

Gregory Named to National Task Force on Mental Health and Employment

Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has accepted a leadership role on a committee focused on mental health policy and workforce impacts. Gregory will serve as a subcommittee chairman on the Mental Health Matters: National Task Force on Workforce Mental...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    November 23, 2022 

Martinsburg Borough Discusses Wage Increases for 2023

Martinsburg Borough Council welcomed Claysburg-Kimmel Junior Trevor Finnegan at the Nov. 7 meeting. Finnegan was shadowing the Herald’s editor to learn more about journalism. Police news Chief of Police Kerry Hoover was notified that the...

 

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