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Public Notice

LEGAL NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NOTICE is given that the Council of the Borough of Williamsburg will consider an Ordinance establishing the real estate millage tax rate for 2020 at its regular meeting to be held in the Municipal Building, 305 E.... Full story

 

My Kid Brother Was A Marine

1944 was a life-changing year for me. My baby brother came into the world weighing a whopping 10 pounds. He was named Jay Lloyd after his two grandfathers. My brother was born with four definite...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

LIGHTHOUSE BEACH By SHELLEY NOBLE If you need a good beach read for the summer, this is the book to choose. Lillo Gray is invited to be an attendant at a childhood friend’s wedding. When she pulls...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In reference to the article on Page A-6 of the Nov. 21, 2019, edition of the Herald about the Commonwealth of Pa. considering allowing municipal police officers to use radar for vehicle speed-limit enforcement, sadly, the speed kills m...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 22, 1894 A.O. DeFord sold his store building on East Allegheny Street for $1,600 to A.H. Stoner of the firm of Shiffler & Stoner, grocers, who set Dec. 1 as the moving date. R.O. Clabaugh, tailor, was to occupy the room being vacated...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 21, 1919 A Boys Judging Contest with corn will feature the large corn exhibit being held in Williamsburg on December 6. Exhibits of corn have been coming in and have been placed in the First National Bank of that place for more than a...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 30, 1944 The battlefront was brought to the home front in the Cove in a startling and horrible manner Sunday evening when an Army-Navy “Helldiver” fell to the earth a mile east of Martinsburg and in the resultant explosion went...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 25, 1969 The Blair County Children’s Home at Williamsburg may be continued in operation – if plans can be worked out to make it a regional rather than a Blair County facility. For several years the operation of the home has been th...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 23, 1994 Lightning striking the Pennsylvania Electric Company’s Roaring Spring Sub-Station left nearly 900 customers in the Roaring Spring area without power for more than six hours on Monday. At a meeting of the Williamsburg...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 25 2009 The yield of corn per acre is up over last year, according to area mill managers, but the drying season has left farmers in a quandary. In normal years when warm, sunny days would take care of drying corn on a stalk, the field...

 

DEATH RECORD

SATTERFIELD, Winifred M. “Dolly,” 83, Homewood at Martinsburg SMITH, David Lee, 57, rural Williamsburg WINTERS, Ronald H., 74, Hollidaysburg Veterans Home... Full story

 

WINIFRED M. 'DOLLY' SATTERFIELD

Winifred M. "Dolly" Satterfield, 83, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A funeral was held, Saturday, Nov. 23, in Christ Church, Roaring Spring. The Rev. Joel Kletzing...

 

DAVID LEE SMITH

David Lee Smith, 57, of rural Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning, Nov. 22, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A remembrance walk and potluck picnic is being planned for this coming spring in Williamsburg....

 

RONALD H. WINTERS

Ronald H. Winters, 74, a resident at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 20, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following a brief illness. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or...

 

Ladies Night Out in Roaring Spring

On Thursday evening, Nov. 21, the Roaring Spring True Value Department Store hosted its annual Ladies Night Out event. This well-known community store was filled with mostly women looking for special...

 

Spotted Lanternfly on Christmas Trees is Minimal

Folks worried that the spotted lanternfly will put a “bah humbug” into their holiday by taking up residence in their live Christmas tree should toss those concerns to the side like used wrapping paper, according to Penn State Extension experts....

 

Pa. Readies for Deer Season

A Saturday opener for the firearms deer season and the possibility of more older bucks throughout the Commonwealth have many Pennsylvanians excited about Nov. 30 and the weeks to follow. Last year’s firearms deer season saw rainy weather nearly...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Saturday (Nov. 30) is the opening day of the rifle deer season. It's the first time rifle deer season has opened on a Saturday since I began hunting. During my years in the woods, deer season has...

 

Bear Harvest Nears Record in Pa.

Bear hunters started Pennsylvania’s statewide four-day black bear season last Saturday with good weather and a preliminary harvest of 1,015 black bears. Over the past two years, bear hunters have had some bad luck with weather, which has held down...

 

Scouts Serve Meals to Veterans

On Saturday, Nov. 16, area Boy and Girl Scout Troops assisted Altoona Sam's Club 6460 in serving veterans a free lunch at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University. Boy Scout...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

As we approach our shortest day, we seem to have a lot of night. Darkness greets us in the morning and beats us to our beds. In November's nights are sounds of rustling leaves, dry and frozen,...

 

WinterFest Parade Kicks Off Holiday Season in Hollidaysburg

The holidays center around traditions. In Hollidaysburg. the traditional start of holiday celebrations is the annual WinterFest parade the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Katrina Pope, director of...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

The season of Advent is on its way. During Advent, as traditionally taught, we focus on peace, hope, joy, and Love. It only makes sense that gratitude and thanksgiving should precede that time. Much...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Psalm 92:1 Psalm 100:4 Psalm 107:1 Ephesians 5:20 Colossians 4:2 Psalm 8:1-9 II Peter 3:9-15 This should be Thanksgiving Week. I hope you will take some time to express thanks. Of...

 

Community Fund Contribution

The Martinsburg Area Community Fund Guidance Council has reported that this year's campaign is close to reaching its goal. As of Saturday, Nov. 23, the 2019 campaign has raised $39,770. The goal is...

 

St. Matthew to Host Guest Musicians

Hannah and Matthew Knauss will provide the music for the 10:30 a.m. worship service at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, on Sunday, Dec. 1. They are the daughter and son of the former pastor at St. Matthew, the Rev. Timothy Knauss and his...

 

SCSD 3rd Grade to Stage 'Jukebox'

This year, third grade students at Martinsburg Elementary School (MES) will be performing a holiday play called “Jingle Bell Jukebox.” The third-grade teachers are working with the students to produce this play, which is set in the 1950s in a...

 

SCEA UPDATE: SCEA Teachers Donate To Community

Each year, members of the Spring Cove Education Association (SCEA) dress down for special causes. SCEA participates in dress-down days on a regular basis and also during times of particular necessity and then uses the money raised from these days to...

 

Fire Company Receives Donation

The Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company recently received a $5,000 donation from the Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The fire company plans to use the money to purchase equipment for the...

 

How to Save Big on Tech This Holiday Season

If smartphones, tablets, smart watches and other gadgets are on your loved one’s holiday wish-lists, you may be preparing to pay through the nose to make their dreams come true this season. Experts say that you don’t have to go broke on tech if...

 

County Bridge 66 is Officially Open

The Blair County Commissioners held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 12 to celebrate the re-opening of Bridge 66, which crosses Clover Creek in Woodbury Township. Featured in the celebration was the fir...

 

Nason Welcomes Cardio Doctor

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring is now scheduling appointments for cardiothoracic surgery patients. Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon Savas Mavridis, MD, MBA, FACS, will provide...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 27, 2019

Speed Limit to Remain 55 on Salemville Rd.

Supervisors in South Woodbury Township met Monday, Nov. 4. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation conducted a traffic study along Township Route 1026, Salemville Road, and decided to keep the speed limit at 55 mph. Supervisors reviewed the...

 

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Recognized By CORE

After participating in the 2019 HAP Donate Life Challenge, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring earned statewide recognition for awareness initiatives. The HAP Donate Life Pennsylvania...

 

Penn State Extension to Host FSMA Produce-Safety Grower Trainings

Penn State Extension asks, Is your farm in compliance with new federal food safety standards? The Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule (FSMA) requires that at least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have...

 

Julie Russell Earns Certified Infection Control Credential

The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology Inc. (CBIC) and Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, have announced that Julie Russell BSN, RN, CIC, director of Quality and...

 

Upgrades at Blue Knob

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort, Claysburg, continues to focus on upgrades and repairs to existing infrastructure and facilities. Current projects include: ● All chairlift towers have been sandblasted, primed and repainted for the upcoming season....

 

North Woodbury Accepts New HALAS Contract

At the North Woodbury Township meeting on Nov. 14, Jessica Sorge, the new executive director of the Hollidaysburg Area Legion Ambulance Service, and boardmember Jerry Stern presented the supervisors with an updated 10-year contract replacing the...

 

Library Welcomes Authors

The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library met at the library on Tuesday November 19. Librarian Danette Feathers reported that three authors have been at the library since September. New voting machines were on display for one day for practice...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 27, 2019

District Attorney Report Concludes Officer Involved Shooting Justified

The officer involved in the fatal shooting of a man in the parking lot of the Roaring Spring Department Store in July has been cleared of any wrong-doing and can return to work. Blair County District...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 27, 2019

A Crime-Fighting Family

To honor National Adoption Month, The Smoky Pig Restaurant in McKee hosted a superhero-themed event. Kids were invited to dress up in their favorite superhero costumes and participate in...

 

Herald Announces Early Deadlines for Holidays

The Herald has announced special deadlines for articles, photos and advertisements for the upcoming holiday season. Those submitting material to the Herald should take note of these deadlines. The adjusted deadlines cover advertisements, obituaries,... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 27, 2019

Bucking the Trend

Rural healthcare across the United States is facing a crisis. According to data compiled by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 119 rural hospitals have closed since 2010 and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 27, 2019

H-burg School Threat Results in Charges Filed, Dropped, Filed

A State College man was arrested and jailed on Friday, Nov. 22, on charges of making terroristic threats against the Hollidaysburg School District. Less than 24 hours later all charges were dropped, and police charged another man for the alleged inci...

 

Pink Day at Martinsburg Elementary

Martinsburg Elementary School recently had a special day to wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. Pictured is fifth-grade teacher LouAnn Over with some of her students (from left): Drake Rutherford,...

 

WISE Women Seeks Nominations for Award

The WISE Women of Blair County Tribute recognizes and honors Blair County women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in promoting the awareness of the significant role of women in the quality of life in our community and its economic...

 

Conemaugh CEOs Support Donation to Rose Parade Float

Conemaugh Health System chief executive officers joined the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) for a rose vial signing ceremony. The rose vials will be placed on the Donate Life Rose...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    November 27, 2019

Case Against Claysburg Woman Charged With Embezzling Headed to Court Dec. 20

The case against a Claysburg woman facing felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property after police said she embezzled $131,000 from the doctor’s office where she worked as billing supervisor, will go to Blair County Court in December....

 

CBD Education: How Are CBD Products Made?

Note: This is one in a series of articles about CBD. I’m hoping to educate the Cove about this beneficial substance, remove some mysteries and clear up some misinformation If you have any questions about CBD, please send an email to me at...

 

Martinsburg Plans Parade Dec. 7

Martinsburg’s annual Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 7. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Martinsburg Elementary School and conclude at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Breakfast with Santa will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at... Full story

 

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