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Linda Lou Noll

Linda Lou Noll, 69, of Roaring Spring, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at Pennknoll Village. Born on May 9, 1952, in Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Sheldon and Joan...

 

Richard Ivan "Putt Putt" Allison

Richard Ivan “Putt Putt” Allison, 85, The Village at Morrisons Cove, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 25, 2021, at the home. He was born in Williamsburg, son of the late, Thomas P. and Nancy E....

 

Richard F. "Hank" Botteicher

Richard F. “Hank” Botteicher, 75, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. He was born July 25, 1946, in Altoona, son of the late Richard J. and Elizabeth (Gibney) Botteicher. He...

 

Florence I. (Ritchey) Mock

Florence I. (Ritchey) Mock, 96, of Martinsburg, passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2021, at the Colonial Courtyard at Bedford. She was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Everett, daughter of the late Lorenzo M. “Cap” and Nellie M. (Stayer) Ritchey. On...

 

Joyce Lynn

Joyce Lynn Moyer (Plummer) passed away on Nov. 23, 2021. She was born on May 10, 1960, in Altoona, PA and attended Central High School. Joyce is survived by her husband Jesse Moyer; her son Richard Beach; her daughter April Moon (Samuel);...

 

Elwood H. Stitt

Elwood H. Stitt, 89, of Belleville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Penn Highlands Hospital, Huntingdon. He was born June 9, 1932, in Osceola Mills, he was a son of the late Warren H. Stitt and Neva M. (Schmittle) Stitt. On Oct. 28, 1957, he ma...

 

Helen Lorraine Daughenbaugh

Helen Lorraine Daughenbaugh, 90, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at The Village at Morrisons Cove after a brief illness. She was born March 1, 1931, in Roaring Spring the...

 

Dotty Jean (Wogan) McCready-Williams

Dotty Jean Williams, 66, of Martinsburg took her last breath on earth and her first breath of heavens air, Friday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2021, at UPMC Altoona, due to COVID-19. She was born in Altoona,...

 

Betty Jean Baughman

Betty Jean (Brown) Baughman, 100 years young, passed to her heavenly home at The Village at Morrisons Cove on Thursday morning, Nov. 25, 2021 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Harris...

 

Velma Carolyn (Brubaker) Hall

Velma Carolyn (Brubaker) Hall, 87, a resident at the apartments at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of New Kensington, died Tuesday evening at home after a brief illness. The daughter of the late Ray...

 

Kay F. Eckrote

Kay F. Eckrote, 79, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Roar...

 

Penn State Extension Workshop Taking Place in Martinsburg

Penn State Extension is offering a workshop on corn grain production in Martinsburg on Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Blair office, located at 266 Aviation Way. The Blair workshop will occur simultaneously with other locations, with...

 
 By LUGENE SHELLY    News    December 2, 2021

Blair Co. Corrections Officer Laid to Rest

On Monday Nov. 29, Blair County Prison Corrections Officer Rhonda J. Russell was remembered by friends, family and coworkers at a service at the Blair County Convention Center. Russell was shot on Nov. 17 by a law enforcement officer at the Central C...

 

The Herald Remembers History

On Dec. 7, 1941, a rather quiet Sunday afternoon, Richard Loose remembers listening to the radio in the living room in his home in Martinsburg, when suddenly the radio program was interrupted to...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

We begin and end in the same time frame, with an entire lifetime in between. “Island Queen” is an extraordinary historical novel based on the amazing real-life Dorothy, a free woman of color who...

 

A Curryville Christmas

Christmas in Curryville was special. Every home put up decorations inside and out. Dad took us kids with him to the woods and we gathered beautiful, dark green moss. We put the moss under the tree as the setting for the train track. We also gathered...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 3, 1896 George O. Dilling presented the Herald editor with a venison steak. Mr. Dilling and Mr. William Van Allman of East Sharpsburg shot the deer near Henrietta. Judge Martin Bell, the Blair County Commissioners and Directors of the...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 9, 1921 The Raystown Water Power Company announced new rates. In Martinsburg, 15 cents per kilowatt hour was to be charged for the first 25 kwh. In Roaring Spring, the first 50 kwh were to be 16 cents each. The minimum monthly charge...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 5, 1946 A Morrisons Cove High School student was seriously injured when a shotgun being unloaded by a fellow student accidentally discharged. Richard Wetzel, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Weitzel of Fredericksburg, was shot through...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 2, 1971 A Thanksgiving-eve snow storm dumped over a foot of snow on the Cove. The snow started late in the morning on the day before Thanksgiving and continued into Thanksgiving day. Drivers and road crews were unprepared for the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 27, 1996 An armed man held up the Woodbury branch of the First American National Bank, making off with an undisclosed amount of money. It was believed that after leaving the bank, he ran on foot down Route 36 to a parked vehicle. Two...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 1, 2011 Cove Police supported a law that identified texting while driving as a primary offense. The fine for texting while driving was $50, but with costs added, the total would come to $135.50. Officers wanted to convey the message...

 

Word Warnings

I have the privilege of having a small role in a community theater Christmas play this year. I have worked with most of the men and women in the cast before and consider them my friends, although I ha...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    December 2, 2021

Southern Cove Craft and Vendor Show Offers Range of Products

The Southern Cove Craft and Vendor held at Replogle School building Nov. 27 was a success. Many crafters from nearby communities participated and offered a variety of items. Daniel Styer from...

 

Thought for the Week

I wish we could sit at our dining room table and do Bible Study together. We have had quite a number of these over the years. I think sitting around the table is a great place and way to work at...

 

Penelec Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Electric Service Reliability Through Winter Season

With winter weather on the horizon, Penelec, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is completing equipment inspections and maintenance to help keep power flowing to customers when they need it most to stay safe and comfortable. “Our winter...

 

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

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    Life    December 2, 2021

A Real Christmas Tree is the Natural Choice

Each holiday season a difficult choice confronts shoppers: celebrate with a real tree or an artificial tree? Nathan Meiser, AgChoice loan officer who has worked in the forest products industry for...

 

AAA Urges Drivers to Safely Secure Holiday Trees

With winter weather on the horizon, Penelec, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is completing equipment inspections and maintenance to help keep power flowing to customers when they need...

 

Nearly 6,000 Businesses Received Support Through Pa.'s COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Relief Program

Governor Tom Wolf announced that 5,860 businesses received funding support this year through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Relief Program (CHIRP), helping to protect and preserve this vital industry in Pennsylvania. Of Blair County businesses,...

 

Bedford Co. Commissioners Propose Budget

The Bedford County Board of Commissioners began the budget process for Fiscal/Calendar Year 2022 in late September/early October. The process provided a public forum for all department heads to present budget requests to the board of commissioners....

 

Nason Auxiliary Freshens Up Gazebo

Nason Auxiliary had the gazebo in the front courtyard at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center renovated. The gazebo was originally donated to the hospital by Nason Auxiliary and was dedicated on Oct. 19,...

 

Women's Civic Club Speaker Ashley Owens Discusses Human Trafficking

Ashley Owens, Director of the Children's Advocacy Center, in Altoona talked to the Williamsburg Women's Civic Club last Monday evening, Nov. 22. Owens was the keynote speaker of the November meeting,...

 

Slew of Christmas Events in the Works

Williamsburg wants to bring Christmas traditions back to our small town with many activities for the public. The first event is the Light Up Night, which will be on Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m....

 

Grace Pointe Honors Veterans

For many veterans, Veterans Day is just another day, but those at the Grace Pointe Community Church of God wanted to change that. Four years ago along with Pastor Jim Spivey, the church put on their...

 

Central Cove FFA Member Performs With National FFA Band

Darcy Heltzel, daughter of Andrew and Jennifer Heltzel of Martinsburg, recently performed with the National FFA Band at the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the second...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    December 2, 2021

Historic Hollidaysburg Inc. Hosting 30th Candlelight Christmas Open House

Historic Hollidaysburg Inc. will hold its 30th annual Candlelight Christmas Open House on Dec. 4 and 5 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The theme for this year's event will be 175 years of Christmas to coincide with the 175th anniversary of the...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    December 2, 2021

A Story about Acceptance or Rejection

In searching Ancestry.com for descendants of James H. and Sarah Lyons through their many children, I found a woman in Minnesota whose husband was descended from James and Sarah’s daughter, Ophelia Kathryn. Through Ancestry.com, she had entered...

 

How To Safely Prepare Food At Home

The COVID-19 pandemic taught the world many things and reinforced some lessons learned long ago, including how something invisible to the naked eye has the potential to make people extremely ill. That lesson is applicable in many different...

 

Making the Best of a Small Dining Space

Some homeowners may aspire to have expansive dining rooms replete with seating for 12 beneath a stunning chandelier. That kind of space certainly makes hosting dinner parties easier. However, modern homes typically have small dining rooms that...

 

The Secrets To Cold Weather Entertaining

Upon the arrival of cold weather, people tend to move indoors and limit their time spent in the elements. For those who live in places where there are restrictions placed on indoor entertaining and...

 

Help Pets Be Less Anxious At Home

Pets experience anxiety for many reasons. According to the Merck Veterinary Manual, pet anxiety is often a byproduct of aging, separation and/or fear. Recognizing the causes of anxiety in a pet can help pet parents figure out how to make a home more...

 

Establish Winter Habitats For Backyard Animals

Preparing a property for winter involves putting away lawn furniture, raking leaves and removing any annual plants that have shriveled up and spent the last of their energy. It can be tempting to...

 

Making Aging Pets More Comfortable in the Home

Pets are valued members of many families, and their owners typically do everything they can to ensure their furry friends live as comfortably as possible. Care becomes even more important as pets get older. Just like people, aging pets may eat less a...

 

Fresh Veggies Are Not Exclusive To Spring And Summer

Spring and summer may be the seasons most often associated with gardening. But people who love to grow their own vegetables can do so even when the weather outside is frightful. Various vegetables thrive in cool temperatures. The home and garden...

 

Don't Miss A Beat During A Power Outage

Short-term power outages can be a minor inconvenience. A long-term power outage can cause a major disruption to daily life. The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Electric Power Industry...

 

How To Care For Winter Birds That Visit Your Yard

The pristine, white backdrop of a snowy winter day can be a wonder to behold. While fresh snow on the ground can make for awe-inspiring landscapes, the absence of greenery amid the starkness of...

 

Warm and Wow Guests With This Hot Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

When hosting friends and family at home, it's understandable that hosts direct so much of their focus to the foods they plan to serve. The main course is often the focal point and most memorable...

 

Keep Your Tree Fresh This Holiday

Christmas trees are often the pièce de résistance of holiday decor. Few things draw the attention of holiday guests quite like an awe-inspiring Christmas tree, especially when that tree maintains...

 

Deck the Halls with DIY Decor

Decorating is one of the joys of the holiday season. Families often decorate together, and such traditions may include dressing the Christmas tree and hanging holiday lights around the house. A day spent making homemade ornaments is another great...

 

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