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Robert E. Steele

Robert E. Steele, 85, of Price Hill Road, Hopewell, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at Pennknoll Village, Everett. He was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Hopewell; a son of the late Orville and Joanna...

 

Roger L. Corle

Roger L. Corle, 74 of Queen passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at home. He was born Jan. 3, 1947, in Queen, son of the late Vernon F. “Son” and Reba J. (Hoenstine) Corle. He married Emily J....

 

Chalmer T. Dively

Chalmer T. Dively, 84, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Tuesday Nov. 16, 2021, at home after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 4, 1936, in Martinsburg the son of the late Thomas Nathaniel and Mary Jane (Dorn) Dively. He married Rose M....

 

Robert Miles Eastep

Robert Miles “Bob” Eastep, 92, of rural Williamsburg, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 20, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born Aug. 24, 1929, in Huntingdon, son of the late Roy Adam and Mabel Ann (Yocum)...

 

Make It a Pennsylvania Thanksgiving, Buy Local This Holiday Season

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding is encouraging Pennsylvanians to fulfill their Thanksgiving grocery list by shopping locally this holiday season. Buying local, Pennsylvania products supports...

 

Timothy D. Wilt

Timothy D. Wilt, 57 of Duncansville, passed away Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021. He was born Sept 1, 1964, in Altoona, son of Joyce (Hoffer) and the late Fred Wilt. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Brenda (Wyland); a son, Michael L. and wife Courtney...

 

How To Participate In GivingTuesday

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is widely referred to as the holiday season. Holidays such as Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa all take place in this typically six-week window. During this period, there’s another, possibly lesse...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Ever wonder what happens to the sole survivor, the final girl, once the movie is over and the credits roll? In horror movies, the final girl emerges victorious, the lone heroine in what is usually a s...

 

Buggies in the Cove

As new Covites, Nancy and I regularly observe things that were uncommon at our previous dwelling locations. For example, we see the ubiquitous horse-drawn black buggy and plain people wearing simple yet consistent clothing. In late summer we traveled...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The Plum Creek Mountain ground was not Roaring Spring Borough Council’s to sell and/or restrict the people from using. The ground was given to the people of Roaring Spring 125 years ago by past generations for recreational use, as st...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 26, 1896 The Herald editor announced that he would not have turkey for his Thanksgiving dinner, “because he is too poor, by reason of the fact that so very many of his subscribers do not pay for their paper.” John A. Shultz,...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 2, 1921 A new company was organized in Martinsburg to manufacture ice, ice cream and to take over the business of the Cove Bottling Works at the Eagle Building. Williams F. Gable, Altoona’s foremost merchant, died of a stroke at his...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 26, 1946 Fire completely destroyed the large barn and three silos on the Paul Martz farm along Woodbury Pike. The farm was occupied by Kenneth Martz. Total estimated loss was $14,000. Martinsburg Fire Chief Frank Teeter declared that...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 23, 1971 John K. Hite was appointed president of the Martinsburg Community Housing Corp. He filled the vacancy created by the death of David D. Showalter who died in a plane crash earlier in the year. HIte was an engineer with Gwin...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 21, 1996 Members of the Blair County Airport Authority met with Chautauqua Airlines about the possibility of providing flights to eastern destinations. The Authority was working with the Johnstown airport to secure the flights. The...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 23, 2011 The Herald reported on a new addition that was built onto the family home of Tyler Ritchey in Woodbury. Tyler suffered a back injury in a swimming pool accident and was confined to a wheelchair. The wheelchair accessible...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    November 24, 2021

With Thanksgiving

This week we are blessed to celebrate Thanksgiving. As you read this, it is likely that your house may be filling with the smells of roasting turkey and pumpkin pie. If not, go to the New Enterprise C...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    November 24, 2021

Remembering Robert 'Bob' Bruce Yoder

Bob Yoder of Martinsburg passed away Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, at home at age 87. Folks of Martinsburg Mennonite Church had many things to say about this beloved friend, teacher, mentor, leader and...

 

Thought for the Week

Scripture tells us to give thanks to God in all things. We accept that normally but sometimes when something bad happens, we have more trouble. A favorite verse is Romans 8:28. “And we know that in...

 

Public Notices

Estate Notice Letters have been granted on the Estate of the following decedent to the representative named who requests all persons having claims against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same to him or his attorney, and all persons... Full story

 

Upcoming Blood Drives; Give During Holiday Season

Bedford • Everett 12/6/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 203 Drive In Lane • Saxton 12/3/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saxton Fire Hall, 8th and Norris Street, 504 8th Street • Woodbury 12/10/2021: 12 p.m. - 5:30...

 

Nason RN Alaina Heeter Awarded Amber Port Memorial Scholarship

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center has awarded Alaina Heeter, RN, the hospital's Amber Port Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship was established in 2020 in memory of Amber Port, RN, PACU/SDSU...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    November 24, 2021

Southern Cove EMS Makes Wreaths for Fundraiser

Southern Cove EMS, located in New Enterprise, made Christmas wreaths as a new fundraiser this year. The wreaths were assembled at Debbie and Jeff Mellott's Home in Loysburg by about 18 volunteers incl...

 

Safety Tips to Avoid Accidental Fires While Cooking During the Upcoming Holiday

Every year, Thanksgiving provides the opportunity for home chefs to make a delicious meal with a turkey as the centerpiece of the holiday. Deep frying a turkey can be a tasty alternative to the traditional oven-roasted method, but fryers pose...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    Life    November 24, 2021

Author From Roaring Spring Releases Christmas Book

Author and Roaring Spring native Trisha Ridinger McKee's new release is a Christmas romance, where the main character, Winona, was sheltered by her father growing up. He had the best of intentions...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    November 24, 2021

Local Author Dives Into Rich History of Blair County

A local author is putting a spotlight on the shining stars of Blair County once again. Eric Shields recently released a second volume of his book "They Came from Blair County," highlighting the...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

One day to go until my favorite holiday of the year – Thanksgiving! I think some of the best memories you can make are around the dinner table, and Thanksgiving is no exception. This is probably a recipe that everyone knows and everyone makes, but...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Brantner Benefit A benefit is being held in honor of Sally Brantner, who suddenly passed away on Oct. 30. It is a basket raffle. There will also be sandwiches, hot dogs, sloppy joes and pulled pork. Customers also get a choice of chips, cookies and...

 

-Ask the Williamsburgers-

Happy Thanksgiving from this Herald correspondent and her family. This week, I taught my students at Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center about what it means to be thankful and we made a list of all the things we are thankful for. This inspired my...

 

Catharine Votes For Millage Increase

It’s been over 22 years since residents of Catharine Township have experienced a millage increase. After a vote Thursday evening, Nov. 18, that will be changing. Chairman Heather Flaig voted for a 3 millage increase for the proposed budget to be...

 

New Gym Getting Updated

After many years, Williamsburg High School’s gymnasium is getting new bleachers, following a vote Tuesday evening at the school board meeting, Williamsburg. For years, Superintendent Lisa Murgas said that the bleachers in the new gym were ADA...

 

Library Puts up Annual Book Tree for Holiday Season

The Williamsburg Public Library has its book tree available. Each year, the library places books on the tree in hopes the community and the patrons of the library choose one (or a few) to donate. A...

 

DUI Task Force To Have Events Week of Holiday

The officers of the Blair DUI Task Force will make their presence known on area roadways in one or more fashions (check point, roving patrol, or mobile awareness) to ensure Blair County roadways are as safe as possible. Officers remind drivers:...

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park to Hold Christmas Activities Dec. 4

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park will have its annual tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. The tree lighting is run by a committee made up of Emily Keith, Brooke Long-Yarrison, and Central Senior Audree Long-Yarrison. This year, the tree...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    November 24, 2021

The Children of James H. and Sarah Lyons, Generation Three: Part 4

Editor’s Note: The first 14 children of James H. and Sarah Lyons were detailed in the Nov. 4, Nov. 10 and Nov. 18 editions of the Herald. This article finishes the descriptions of the Lyons children with the final two. Charles was the last son in...

 

Over $17,500 Awarded to Conservation Districts to Promote CREP in Pa.

Pennsylvania’s county conservation districts were awarded $17,540 for projects in eight counties for the 2021-22 Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Mini-Grants. Conservation districts will use these grants to work with landowners to...

 

More Than $1 Million Announced for Agricultural Projects in Blair, Fulton and Huntingdon Counties

Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of three agricultural projects funded through the First Industries Fund (FIF). Approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, the projects in Blair, Fulton, and Huntingdon Counties will help existing farms...

 

Opening Day and Beyond

In 1996, I turned 47 after the end of deer season. Unlike today, I could make rigorous, long-hike hunts in a local state game land to the top of a mountain where Dad had discovered frequently used...

 

NB Advances to Quarterfinals After Defeating Reynolds

In the first round of the PIAA Football Championships, Northern Bedford advanced with a 35-22 win over the Reynolds Raiders in a game played Friday, Nov. 19, at Greenville PA. (No statistical information on the game was available by press time.) The...

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Updates Bowling Scores

Huntsman Bowling Center Morrisons Cove Memorial Park – Nov. 20, 2021 – Leader Board Men GAME Adam Hetrick 279 Mike Burns 279 Joe Over 267 SERIES Mike Burns 718 Adam Hetrick 702 Joe Over 692 Women GAME Liz Rhodes 265 Michelle Watson 225 Crystal...

 

Central Dragons Progress After Nail-Biting Victory

After the Dragons crushing victory against the Panthers last week, Central faced the Bedford Bisons in a nerve-wracking rematch ending in a 20-14 Dragons victory. After the Dragons received the...

 

Pa. Unemployment Rate Down to 6.0 Percent in October

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for October 2021. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 6.0 percent in October. The...

 

Martinsburg Community Fund Continues to Grow

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 three previous years. The 2021 fund drive will support 16 charitable agencies that do work in the Martinsburg area. As of...

 

PUC Approves Utility Plans to Return Tax Savings to Customers

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved plans submitted by several utilities to distribute accumulated tax savings associated with the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 201,7 which had not been previously addressed. The Commission...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    News    November 24, 2021

Down Payment: What Is It, Why Is It Important?

One of the largest hurdles of purchasing a farm or rural property is a lender's down payment requirement. AgChoice Farm Credit lender Katie Epstein shares why down payments are important. In simple...

 

Department of Health: All Adults Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam announced that all adults in Pennsylvania are now eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine booster. “Vaccine providers across Pennsylvania have supplies of the safe and effective vaccines to administer booster...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 24, 2021

East Freedom Woman Facing Child Endangerment Charge Following Crash

An East Freedom woman is facing child endangerment charges after police said she crashed her car while drunk with two small children in the back seat. According to Greenfield Township police, on Nov. 15, officers responded to an accident along...

 

Blair Co. Awarded $750,000 for Claysburg Transportation Project

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved a $750,000 grant for a transportation improvement project in Blair County, Sen. Judy Ward and Representative Gregory announced. This funding, provided through the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation...

 

Saw Mill Accident Reports Amputation

A man was injured in an accident at 213 Sawmill Lane, Huston Township, on Nov. 16. A call came into the Blair County 911 Center at around 2:34 p.m. for an initial report of male with a severed arm. Fire crews from Martinsburg and Williamsburg along...

 

Roaring Spring Laundromat Gets Parking Lot Paved; More Improvements Planned

The parking lot at the front of the Roaring Spring Laundromat has been paved, according to its owners. "This is the latest improvement to the laundromat," Co-owner Allan Bassler said. "We promised...

 

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