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  • SCSD Supt. Explains 'Behind the Scenes' of the District Going to Virtual Instruction

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Herald Correspondent|Dec 3, 2020

    The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors held its Reorganization and Regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Administration Board Room with visitors participating virtually. Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced the district would transition to a fully remote virtual learning model for Pre-K to 12 from Dec. 1 until Jan. 4. The state of the district will be reexamined at this time and the board will move forward from there. The district now has 16 staff members out of school due to quarantine or COVID-19 . Blair County has now...

  • The Truth Will Set You Free

    Dave Scott|Dec 3, 2020

    To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." – John 8:31-32, NIV If it has passed you by all these years, let me be clear: I choose to deal with truth, common sense, and reality. I named this column The Nonfiction Section as a way of expressing that this is not the place for distortions, fantasies, and blatant lies. You can find that in plenty of other politically focused n...

  • Library Offering Contactless Services

    JENNIFER R. HOFFMAN, Williamsburg Public Library Staff|Dec 3, 2020

    Due to recent circumstances, beginning Monday, Nov. 30, our Williamsburg Public Library will be providing contactless service as well as offering appointments for computer use and browsing for books, movies and audiobooks. We also offer faxing and copying; appointments can be made for these services as well. Contactless services include The Little Porch Library, our Bag a Book Program and the Parking lot WiFi. With The Little Porch Library, patrons can still have access to books during all...

  • Please Wear Your Masks

    Dec 3, 2020

    To the Editor: Thank you for printing all the information about mask wearing, and especially the article about Doug and Jo Ellen Mingle. COVID-19 is for real and is very deadly (Herald of Nov. 25, 2020, Page A-1). Don and I were very faithful about wearing our masks, but Don, being out among people who shun wearing masks, brought the virus home. After severe coughing for two weeks, he tested positive for COVID-19 and was able to recover at home from bilateral pneumonia. I was only terribly tired with no fever or no other symptoms, but on Oct....

  • Martinsburg Services Listed

    Dec 3, 2020

    Herald of Nov. 28, 1895 An inventory of commercial and professional services in Martinsburg was carried on the front page. It showed the town, with population of about 1,200, had four general stores, three hardware stores, two furniture stores, two meat markets, two millinery stores, two jewelers, two coal yards, one grocery, one bakery, one drug store and one bank. The town also had four blacksmith shops, three harness manufacturers, two liveries, two tin shops, two coal yards, two flour mills, two grain warehouses, two dairies, two buggy and...

  • 118 Work on Community Day

    Dec 3, 2020

    Herald of Dec. 3, 1920 There were 118 men, women and boys on hand for the Community Day work at the Morrison Cove Vocational School. Using picks and shovels, they leveled the “unsightly high mounds and uneven places” and laid a sewer tiled “to a very safe depth.” J.S. Detwiler of New Enterprise advertised on the front page that he had started his chopper for the season and was available to grind chop “While you wait” on Wednesday of each week. The District Sunday School convention is to be held Sunday afternoon and evening at the Snake Sprin...

  • Pfc. Reasy Comes Home

    Dec 3, 2020

    Herald of Nov. 29, 1945 Pfc. J. Homer Reasy of New Enterprise, who had served in north Africa and Italy, was discharged from the Army after 31 months of duty. He served with the 338th Engineers Regiment, a construction unit which erected hospitals for crippled and wounded soldiers. One of the largest jobs of the regiment was rebuilding the port of Leghorn in Italy. Leghorn was the third largest port in Italy and was used for unloading millions of tons of supplies for the American troops in Italy. A homecoming and mortgage-burning celebration...

  • Mill Employees Get Contract

    Dec 3, 2020

    Herald of Dec. 3, 1970 The new contract between the Combined Paper Mill at Roaring Spring and its union employees calls for wage increases and benefits amounting to approximately 70 cents per hour over the three-year period of the contract. The Morrisons Cove Memorial Park is in better financial condition than it has ever been, according to Kenneth Weaver, treasurer. The deer season is off to a good start in the Cove region with many hunters in the field and with the early season results approaching those of last year in many localities. The St...

  • C-K Teacher Honored

    Dec 3, 2020

    Herald of Nov. 30, 1995 Amy Woomer, learning support teacher at Claysburg-Kimmel High School, received Penn State College of Education’s New Graduate Award. This award, initiated in 1994, recognizes baccalaureate graduates of the College of Education who have distinguished the,selves, within the past five years, in their new careers. Mrs. Woomer, a 1992 graduate, who was the only one to receive this award, introduced a new individualized curriculum for her students that encouraged academic success through independence and responsibility. She w...

  • New Fields Ready for Use

    Dec 3, 2020

    Herald of Dec. 2, 2010 The Spring Cove School District is monitoring the new softball and baseball fields and reported at the Nov. 15 school board meeting that the district’s architect, HHSDR Architects and Engineers of Sharon, Mercer County, said the fields will be ready to use in the spring. Hershberger & Myers Insurance Agency, a staple in the Martinsburg community since the partnership known as the H&M Agency was formed in 1955, was recently sold to Teeter Group Personal & Commercial Insurance, Altoona. Ten hunters entered bucks in M...

  • Public Notices

    Dec 3, 2020

    Advertisement for Bids Sealed proposals will be received by the North Woodbury Township of Blair County at 113 Cranberry Road, Martinsburg, PA 16662 until 8 a.m. on January 4, 2021 for the following: Item 1, 650 Ton +/-, AS4 Anti Skid Item 2, 400 Ton +/-, 2A Stone Item 3, 200 Ton +/-, 2B Stone Item 4, 200 Ton +/-, 2 Stone Item 5, 300 Ton +/-, 3 Stone Item 6, 200 Ton +/-, 4 Stone Price is product delivered. Price is product picked-up by the Township. Liquidated damages apply. Proposals must be upon the forms furnished by the Municipality. The bi...

  • Martinsburg Plans Winterfest Events on Saturday, Dec. 5

    Helena Bassler, For the Herald|Dec 3, 2020

    Martinsburg’s annual winter festivities will take place this Saturday, Dec 5. The day will begin with the annual Christmas parade at 11 a.m. It will start at Martinsburg Elementary School on East Spring Street. The parade route will turn right onto South Mulberry Street, left onto State Street, right onto Maple Street, right onto Woodlawn Avenue, right onto South Walnut Street and end at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. At 6 p.m. in the gazebo at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, the Christmas tree will be lit. There are no COVID-19 precautions in p...

  • Brotherly Love at Thanksgiving Time

    Dec 3, 2020

    Brothers Jacob Noah and Eli Muthler of Martinsburg were among a group of volunteers at Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring who were continuing a many-years tradition of offering a free Thanksgiving dinner. This year it was drive up). The church served more than 300 meals this year....

  • Sen. Ward Tests Positive For Virus

    Dec 3, 2020

    Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) has announced she has tested positive for COVID-19. “Today (Nov. 30) I was tested and received results that I am positive for COVID-19.” Ward said in a statement. “I believe it occurred at a Thanksgiving gathering. I am grateful that my symptoms are minor.” Ward said she is adhering to the Senate’s COVID-19 Mitigation Policy and that her last interaction with the public was on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Ward said she wore a mask during the interaction. “My offices remain open and I continue to work remotely with my staff to se...

  • Rise in COVID-19 Cases Alter How Municipalities Conduct Meetings

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Dec 3, 2020

    As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, local municipalities are again altering the way public meetings are held. Martinsburg Borough Manager Rich Brantner Jr., said he is going to ask council to conduct its next meeting, scheduled for Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. remotely. Martinsburg has been holding in-person meetings with the option to participate remotely. Brantner said anyone who wishes to participate in the council meeting should call the borough office for information on how to connect to the meeting. Roaring Spring Borough is...

  • Blair County Prison Reports COVID-19 Case

    Dec 3, 2020

    On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, the Blair County Prison Board was made aware of the first inmate at the Blair County Prison testing positive for COVID-19. As of noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, there are currently 14 COVID-19-positive inmates. The recreation area (gym) inside the prison has been equipped to house the COVID-19-positive male inmates. Another smaller dorm area is being cleared as a back up housing unit for separation of healthy and symptomatic inmates. Preventative measures to stop or mitigate the spread of COVID-19 include...

  • Bedford Co. Suspends Warden, Deputy Warden Pending Investigation

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Dec 3, 2020

    Bedford County Correctional Facility Warden Troy Nelson and Deputy Warden Rocky Bernazzoli have been suspended with pay pending an investigation into prison operations by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Bedford County Commissioners Josh Lang, Barry Dallara and Deb Baughman issued a joint statement announcing the suspensions. “Based on information we received, we believed it was in the best interest of the county and BCCF employees and inmates that Warden Nelson and Deputy Warden Bernazzoli be suspended effective immediately,” the...

  • State Offers Free COVID-19 Testing in Bedford Co. Dec. 2-6

    Dec 3, 2020

    Bedford County will host a COVID-19 testing site Wednesday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 6. No appointment is needed and there is no charge. Participants are required to bring a photo identification card and an insurance card. The testing will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 through 6 at the Bedford High School parking lot at 330 West John St., Bedford borough. Testing will be offered via both drive-through and walk-up indoor. The Bedford County testing follows a similar free test offered in Blair County in mid-November. According to...

  • Blair Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

    Dec 3, 2020

    The Blair County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of residents receiving phone calls from a male caller identifying himself as “Sergeant Lee Benton.” This actor is claiming that “jury duty or witness” appearance has been missed or that “federal paperwork was misrepresented” by the resident, resulting in an arrest warrant being generated for the recipient. A number is then left for them to call back on if he does not make contact. Once the victim makes contact with “Sergeant Benton” he then gives instructions on how to handle the w...

  • What Can you Believe About Trump?

    Dec 3, 2020

    By GWEN BLACK Is there anything that is worth believing about Trump? Did he really have the COVID-19 virus? People just do not check themselves out of a hospital with this virus. How is it that he was allowed to leave? It makes us all wonder if he was using this to make the public believe that he is invincible, the virus is not that serious or was it all a campaign ploy? So many people had fallen into believing his campaign commercials that they failed to see the truth. He used old campaign video clips that had been taken out of context and he...

  • Letter Highlighted Column's Points

    Dec 3, 2020

    To the Editor: What a coincidence that Glen Dick’s letter to the editor, coming all the way from the People’s Democratic Republic of California, appeared on the opposite page from my column in the Nov. 19, 2020, edition of the Herald (Page A-5). I wanted to take the time to thank him for highlighting my points perfectly. I wonder if Mr. Dick realizes his mammoth hypocrisy when he whines about President Trump following the legal process for challenging election results while his party has spent the last four years calling Trump an “il...

  • Gas Prices Jump in Pa. This Week

    Dec 3, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is nine cents higher this week at $2.557 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average – $2.557 Average price during the week of Nov. 23, 2020 – $2.466 Average price during the week of Dec. 2, 2019 – $2.874 The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $2.649 Altoona $2.610 Beaver $2.618 Bradford $2.559 Butler $2.611 Clarion $2.481 DuBois $2.639 Erie $2.433 Greensburg $2.650 Indiana $2....

  • Bedford 2021 Budget Summary: 'Increases' Necessary

    Dec 3, 2020

    The Bedford County Board of Commissioners has increased real estate taxes in order to meet increasing expenses expected in 2021. According to county calculations, a property assessed at $100,000. would have tax increase equal to a $14.80 annual increase, or $1.23 monthly. Current revenues for the 2021 fiscal year are projected to be $23,293,010 prior to any tax increase and expenditures are projected to be $23,733,616. The commissioners determined that the Cares Act grant funds used to offset many of the 2020 fiscal year expenditures will have...

  • Fontanini Nativity Set

    Dec 3, 2020

    Sandy Allison of Claysburg stands next to her Fontanini Nativity Set that is on display at Lower Claar Church of the Brethren near Claysburg. The Fontanini pieces are made in Italy. It took Allison approximately 25 hours to set up the pieces. Fontanini is a family concern which began with the patriarch, Emanuele. He was at first an apprentice figurine-painter to another company but in 1908 started Fontanini as a small local business in a single room in the tiny Tuscan town of Bagni di Lucca,...

  • PA Council on Aging Releases Interactive Health & Wellness Guide for Older Adults

    Dec 3, 2020

    The Pennsylvania Council on Aging (PCoA) on Nov. 16 released an interactive guide with information and resources to help older adults cultivate a healthy mind, body and spirit amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide, titled “SOLO: Strengthening Older Lives Online,” was produced by PCoA’s Risk Reduction Committee, which is made up of older adults and was formed in response to the council’s State of Older Adults Report in May. The committee is an extension of the Social Isolation Task Force, formed in 2019 to help mitigat...

  • A Bad Fall

    RICHARD TATE, Herald Outdoor Sports Columnist|Dec 3, 2020

    When people my age (71) fall down, we can suffer serious long-term consequences. I believed that I was immune to falling down and hurting myself, though I am glad that my son, Bob, bought me a wading staff for fishing, since I often slip and slide around while fishing big streams. However, I didn't think I needed a walking stick to maneuver on uneven ground in the woods. Well, live and learn. On Oct. 30 I had accompanied Bob on a turkey-scouting mission. We hoped to put a flock of birds "to bed"...

  • 2021 Pennsylvania Fishing License Permits Now Available

    Dec 3, 2020

    During a time when more people than ever are looking for fun and affordable ways to enjoy the outdoors by themselves, or safely with family and friends, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) reminds anglers that 2021 fishing licenses are now on sale! Fishing licenses, permits, and vouchers can be purchased online at www.fishandboat.com or by visiting one of nearly 700 retail license issuing agents. 2021 licenses, permits, and vouchers purchased now are valid immediately for up to 13 months, from Dec. 1, 2020, through December 31,...

  • Youngster Shoots First Buck

    Dec 3, 2020

    Anna Jolynn Smith, 16-year-old at Northern Bedford High School, shot her first buck Tuesday, Nov 30, with Jeffrey Snyder, who has been taking her hunting for the past five years. Anna used a 270 rifle with a high powered scope to drop this 4-point buck at 250 yards away. Anna gutted, skinned and butchered the buck herself. She plans on making alot of jerky with the meat and getting the head done in a European mount. Anna was the youngest contestant in The Cove's Got Talent and Little Miss...

  • Mandatory Life Jacket Requirements

    Dec 3, 2020

    With vibrant, changing foliage as a colorful backdrop to any adventure during the fall season, the lure of a relaxing paddle along a scenic river, stream, or lake is hard to resist. To ensure that boaters return home safely, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) reminds boaters to always wear a life jacket. Through April 30, boaters are required to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket at all times while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or on any kayak, canoe, or paddleboard. The requirement applies...

  • Departamento de Salud publica actualización sobre COVID-19: 4,631 pacientes se han hospitalizado

    Dec 3, 2020

    El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania hoy confirmó que hasta las 12:00 a.m., el 1 de diciembre, había 5,676 casos adicionales de COVID-19. Esto aumenta el total estatal a 367,140. Hay 4,631 personas en el hospital con COVID-19. Entre ellos, 970 pacientes están en la unidad de cuidados intensivos con COVID-19. La mayoría de los pacientes en el hospital tienen 65 años o más, y la mayoría de las muertes han ocurrido en pacientes de 65 años o más. Más información se encuentra aquí. Desde el final de septiembre, el promedio de pacientes e...

  • Leaf Cleanup Duty

    Dec 3, 2020

    Jeff Dick of Martinsburg spent Monday morning, Nov. 23, mulching the fallen leaves in his yard along South Ann Street. Although the sun shone Monday morning, clouds rolled in for the rest of the day. According to www.weather.com, high temperatures will be mainly in the 30s and 40s over the course of the week. Low temperatures will hover around the freezing mark and dip below 30 degrees on several nights....

  • Williamsburg Schools to Remain 'Virtual' Through Dec. 11

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Dec 3, 2020

    For the past two weeks, the Williamsburg Community School Board has hosted two meetings – one on Tuesday, Nov. 17, and a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24. On Nov. 24, the school district announced that all schools would be “full virtual” until Dec. 11, and return to face-to-face instruction on Monday, Dec. 14. School board President Dr. Barry England said that the school board had a “thorough, hearty discussion,” and that “it was a very difficult decision to make, but we want the kids in school.” England encourages all in the community and...

  • Catharine Twp. Approves 'Close' 2021 Tentative Budget

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Dec 3, 2020

    “It’s very close,” Vice Chairman Ken Brenneman remarked during discussion of the 2021 budget for Catharine Township, Williamsburg, during the Nov. 12 regular meeting. “The income and expenses are too different,” he said. Chairman Heather Flaig opening discussion that township supervisors will have to move money from the liquid fuels budget to make overall budget balance. There will tentatively be no millage increase for the township for 2021. Supervisor Ralph Rispoli made a motion to approve and advertise the budget, with Supervisor Ken Brenn...

  • Students Organize Sock Collection

    Dec 3, 2020

    The Williamsburg Elementary Student Council organized a sock collection to distribute socks to the homeless shelter. The kindergarten class earned an extra recess for collecting the most socks. Kindergarten students collected nearly 400 pairs of socks. The entire elementary school collected 864 pairs of socks. Shown are Kindergarten students Waylon Smith, Eva Gerrity, Lucas Greaser, Aiden Lester, Camilla Carper and Cohen Elvey....

  • Williamsburg Buck Pool Winners

    Dec 3, 2020

    Mike Lynn was the winner of the widest spread at the 2020 Buck Pool hosted by the Williamsburg Community Farm Show on Saturday, Nov. 28. Lynn's spread was 17-7/8. Ty Uplinger of Williamsburg was the winner of Most Points – with a 12-point – at the Buck Pool in Williamsburg, Saturday night, Nov. 28. There were nine deer brought to the event. Other winners included Jeff Allison – Oldest Hunter; Meckenzie Hughes – Youngest Hunter; Mikayla Adams – Heaviest Buck at 134.8 pounds; and Daren Chesney ...

  • DEATH RECORD

    Dec 3, 2020

    BROOKS – John O., 78, East Freedom CORLE – David Eugene, 83, rural Williamsburg CULP – Juliet F., 89, Roaring Spring DIXON – Joann E., 78, Roaring Spring FINNEGAN – Ethel M., 89, resident at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care, formerly of Claysburg FURRY – Fay A., 96, New Enterprise GITTINS – Rachel Caryne (Perry), 43, Germantown, Md. GLUNT – Richard L. “Dick,” 75, East Freedom HAUSER – Charles Bernard, 92 resident at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care, formerly of Williamsburg KEPPLE – David R., 73, Hopewell Township KEPPLE – Hannah Lois, 7...

  • JOHN O. BROOKS

    Dec 3, 2020

    John O. Brooks, 78. of East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, Nov. 26, 2020, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 5, 1942, in Philipsburg, the son of the late Charles and Alice (Baumgardner) Brooks. He married Judy A. Snyder on Oct. 27, 1962. She preceded him in death March 15, 2016. He is survived by four children: John Scott Brooks and wife Chris of Colorado Springs, Colo., Fred A. Brooks and wife Lori of Roaring Spring, Jamie Brooks and significant other Emily...

  • DAVID EUGENE CORLE

    Dec 3, 2020

    David E. Corle, 83, of rural Williamsburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, Nov. 22, 2020, at his home. He was born Jan. 26, 1937, in Williamsburg, son of the late H. Clifford and G. Alverta (Sollenberger) Corle. On July 6, 1956, he married Virginia Dawn Hileman in Williamsburg. Surviving are his beloved wife of 64 years; a son-in-law, Norman W. "Skip" Shock of Williamsburg; four grandchildren: A. Troy Shock of Williamsburg, Jeremy A. Shock of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., James N. Shock of Wil...

  • JULIET F. CULP

    Dec 3, 2020

    Juliet F. Culp, 89, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at her home. She was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Mount Union, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Headings) Miller. She married George W. Culp on Nov. 12, 1955. He preceded her in death March 27, 2009. She is survived by three children: Susan Cashman and husband Richard of Saltillo, Stephen Culp and wife Lyniece of Woodbury and Stanley Culp and wife Kimberly of Taneytown, Md.; four grandchildren: Lynnae Morse (Brian), Wesley Culp,...

  • JOANN E. DIXON

    Dec 3, 2020

    Joann E. Dixon, 78, of Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 26, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 9, 1942, in Tyrone, the daughter of the late Walter Milroy and Wilda (Houser) Hiney. She married Durbin G. Dixon on June 3, 1967, in Tyrone. She is survived by her husband; three sons: Doug G. Dixon of Pittsburgh, Mark W. Dixon and wife Rebecca of Sterling, Conn., and Scott Dixon of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren:...

  • ETHEL M. FINNEGAN

    Dec 3, 2020

    Ethel M. Finnegan, 89, a resident at the Altoona Center For Nursing Care, formerly of Claysburg, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, following a brief illness. She was born July 23, 1931, in Woodbury, the daughter of the late Elery David and Mary A. (Kauffman) Amick. She married William “Gene” Finnegan on Feb. 23, 1952. He preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1983. She is survived by five children: Paul A. Amick and wife Melba of Claysburg, Carol M. Grabill and husband David of Newry, Mary C. Cheyney and husband Bill of Mid...

  • FAY A. FURRY

    Dec 3, 2020

    Fay A. Furry, 96, of New Enterprise, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring. She was born April 1, 1924, in Bellwood, daughter of the late Clarence Edward and Florabelle (Fogle) Campbell. On Dec. 25, 1948, in Curryville, she was united in marriage to J. Leonard Furry. He preceded her in death Feb. 22, 1992. Surviving are son James E. Furry and wife Ann of Conway, S.C.; daughter Beverly A. Wakefield and husband Jim of Bedford; grandson...

  • The Isaacs to Perform At Champion Life Church

    Dec 3, 2020

    Tennessee-based country and bluegrass gospel music band, The Isaacs, will present their unique blend of instrumentation and vocal harmony at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 11 at Champion Life Church in downtown Altoona. Band members Lily Isaacs, Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Becky Isaacs Bowman have recorded more than 20 albums with a musical style influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. The Isaacs, who have been performing since the early 1970s, have...

  • RACHEL CARYNE GITTINS

    Dec 3, 2020

    Rachel Caryne (Perry) Gittins, 43, of Germantown, Md., passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. She was the devoted mother of Margaret and Connor Gittins; loving sister of Rebecca Perry of Philadelphia, Pa., Stephen Brazelle of Fredericksburg, Va., Lisa Perry of Cleveland, Ohio. Anna Perry of Gibsonia, Pa., and Anna Brazelle of Martinsburg, Pa. She is also survived by her father Kevin Perry and stepmother Susan Perry of Gibsonia, Pa., and her mother Katherine Brazelle and stepfather Richard Brazelle...

  • RICHARD L. 'DICK' GLUNT

    Dec 3, 2020

    Richard L. “Dick” Glunt, 75, of East Freedom, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Nov. 28, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 1, 1945, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late John and Gladys (McNally) Glunt. He married Nancy J. Flaugh on March 13, 1966. He is survived by his wife; four children: Penny L. Kelly (Robert) of East Freedom, Richard J. Glunt (Bobbi Jo) of Martinsburg, Tracy J. Dugan (Nick) of Nanty Glo and Lori A. Eicher (Andy) of Roaring Spring; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two...

  • CHARLES B. HAUSER

    Dec 3, 2020

    Charles Bernard Hauser, 92, a resident of Altoona Center for Nursing Care, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 28, 2020, at the center. He was born July 26, 1928, in Altoona, son of the late Charles M. and Margaret (Doyle) Hauser. On Aug. 20, 1955, he married Barbara LaRue Hetzel at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Williamsburg. She preceded him in death March 14, 2018. Surviving are two sons: Rick M. Hauser (Jody DeFore) of North Port, Fla., and Scott A. (Lesa Ann) Hauser of...

  • DAVID R. KEPPLE

    Dec 3, 2020

    David R. Kepple of Hopewell Township went into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at UPMC Bedford Memorial. He was 73 years old, and the loving husband of Hannah L Kepple for 46 years. Born in Johnstown, he was the son of the late Robert K Kepple and Mildred Benshoff Kepple. He was preceded in death by sister Nancy L Kepple and brothers James K Kepple and Terry L Kepple. Dave was a graduate of Johnstown High School's Class of 1965. He served our cou...

  • HANNAH LOIS KEPPLE

    Dec 3, 2020

    Hannah Lois Kepple of Hopewell Township went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at Somerset Hospital. She was 75 years old, and the loving wife of the David R. Kepple for 46 years. Born in Roaring Spring, she was the daughter of the late D. Orville Metzker and Elva Hoover Metzker. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Grace Metzker. Hannah was a graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg, Class of 1963. She resided in Johnstown before...

  • ANNA B. MARTIN

    Dec 3, 2020

    Anna B. Martin, 73, of Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. She was born Feb. 10, 1947, in Ephrata, Pa., the daughter of the late Phares and Anna Mary (Burkholder) Weaver. She married Aaron Z. Martin on Nov. 14, 1968. She is survived by her husband; nine children: Alvin W. Martin (Esther), Clair W. Martin (Ellen), Marcus W. Martin (Anna Mae), Harlan W. Martin (Miriam), Irvin W. Martin (Erla), Saraha Garman (Linden), Stephen W. Martin (Grace) and Norman W. Martin (Melissa), all of Martinsburg, and Susan...

  • GARRY L. 'GOMER' PHILLIPS

    Dec 3, 2020

    Garry L. “Gomer” Phillips, 62, of East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, Nov. 29, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born June 21, 1958, in Roaring Spring, the son of Mary (Feathers) Phillips and the late Blair J. Phillips. He is survived by his mother of East Freedom; two sisters: Doris Phillips of East Freedom and Deb Lear and husband Alvin “Leroy” of Bakers Summit; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Leroy Phillips and an...

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