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Freda D. Barnes

Freda D. Barnes, 93, of Indiana, formerly of Martinsburg, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 2, 1929, in Martinsburg, daughter...

 

Jeremy Q. Harr

Jeremy Q. Harr, 36, of East Freedom, died unexpectedly Thursday morning Dec. 1, 2022, at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in May 9, 1986, in Altoona the son of Cindy (Markle) Dick and Harry Harr. He is survived by his mother of...

 

Dona Kauffman Kensinger

Dona K. Kensinger, 95, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 29, 2022, at her home. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at noon at the Memorial Church of the Brethren, Martinsburg, Mr. Eric Martin will be...

 

Herald Invites Churches to Submit Services, Informs of Early Deadlines

Area churches – the Herald would like to include your Christmas activities, musicals and special Christmas services in our Dec. 22 issue. Please e-mail any Christmas-related church event to [email protected] or mail to: Morrisons Cove Herald...

 

Pennsylvania Seniors Create Handmade Ornaments For the State Capitol Holiday Tree

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging announced that visitors to the State Capitol Main Rotunda during the holiday season can check out handmade ornaments hung on the holiday tree that were created by Pennsylvania seniors. Older adults from more than...

 

The Lone Wiseman

Unlike the Lone Ranger, who first emerged in disguise after surviving a wild shootout with the Cavendish Gang, a Lone Wiseman appeared peacefully at Christmas time 63 years ago in our home. The Wisema...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

“Come out, come out, wherever you are.” Mack knows she can win. She was champion at this game when she was little, when it mattered most. She was the only winner that fateful day, the last day...

 

Pay It Forward: Local Businesses Can Help Each Other

The power of small businesses is immense. However, starting a small business is no easy venture. The financial resource Fortunly states that roughly 22 percent of small businesses will fail in their...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 16, 1897 The first anniversary of the failures of the Martinsburg Deposit Bank and the First National Bank of Hollidaysburg was observed on the 14th, inst., by the sitting of Auditor Neff, and the gathering of the creditors to...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 14, 1972 George E. Kensinger of Martinsburg, first assistant executive director of the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, was assigned as temporary district superintendent of the Everett Area Schools following the death of Miller C. Hood...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 8, 1922 The regular Winters Farmer’s Week at the Pennsylvania State College, which has been suspended for a few years, is being resumed this year. December 18-21 has been set for those meetings when the students will be home for...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 24, 1997 The Williamsburg Borough agreed to delay an increase in water rates until Feb. 1 at the request of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. The PUC must approve the rate changes for customers, and the commissioners have...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 11, 1947 A coroner’s inquest has been called to look into the death of Lloyd Detwiler McGraw, 22, who was shot while hunting deer near Henrietta. The man was hunting with others and failed to appear at their meeting place. The...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 13, 2012 Maggie Knisely, 10, of Claysburg took 1st place in the annual Edgar Snyder and Associates “My Holiday Wish” coloring contest. Maggie’s design featured an outdoor winter landscape with boxes falling from the sky above a...

 

Are you Good at Waiting?

John the Baptist or John, the Baptizer, is a colorful character in our scripture. He’s a rough but utterly sincere character with everything he owns on his back. He’s as wild as the wilderness tha...

 

St. John's Featuring Christmas Programs

The public is invited to either or both of two special Christmas programs on Sunday, Dec. 18, at St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg. The preschool and elementary Sunday school classes, with their teachers, will present a program at 10:30 a.m....

 

Martinsburg Church of God Giving Trees Away This Weekend

On Saturday, Dec. 10, Martinsburg Church of God will be hosting a Christmas tree giveaway. This year, the church will have 30 trees and 30 turkeys to give away. This event is the fifth of its kind; the first two were held at Woodbury Church of God...

 

Thought for the Week

The Journey has begun. The Son has left His home in Heaven. I asked John McConahy to do an illustration that would project a prosperous man leaving. But this was not truly the case. When The Christ...

 

Public Notices

Form of Advertisement Sealed proposals will be received by the North Woodbury Township of Blair County, at 113 Cranberry Rd., Martinsburg, Pa 16662, until 4 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2023, for the following: Item 1, 650+/- ton, AS$ Anti-Skid Item 2, 400+/-...

 

Full Lineup Elevating Northern Bedford Wrestling

Sport: Wrestling Coach: Brian Dutchcot Number of years as head coach: 12 at NBC and overall Coach's career record (at this school and overall): 95-91 overall League: ICC Last year's record: 10-8...

 

Four Returning Starters to Boost Panther Basketball

Sport: Boys Basketball Coach: A.J. Weyant Number of years as head coach: 5th Season League: ICC - South (Conference) District 5 AA Last year's record: 9-15 Returning letterwinners: Eli Cherry, Jestin...

 

Lady Panthers to Benefit from Competitive Practices

Sport: Girls Basketball Coach: Jon Ewart Number of years as head coach: 5th Year League: ICC South Last year's record: 17-9 Returning starters/letterwinners: Emily Heck, Lydia Ritchey, Mariah Hall,...

 

Experienced Players Ready to Lead Blue Pirates

Sport: Boys Basketball Coach: Brock Anders Number of years as head coach and career record: 15 years – 2-Huntingdon Area High School (18-31); 6-East Juniata High School (78-59); 7-Williamsburg...

 

Lady Pirate Basketball Newcomers to Add Depth

Sport: Girls Basketball Coach: Amy Hileman Number of years as head coach: 4 years League: Inter-County Conference (North division) Last year's record: Overall: 24-7; League: 11-2 Returning starters:...

 

Unified Bocce has Eyes Set on Hershey

Sport: Bocce Coach: Mrs. Shelley Claycomb and Mrs. Destarta Carberry Number of years as head coach: Mrs. Claycomb - 4 years, Mrs. Carberry - 1st year. League: Central PA Last year's record: 5 wins, 1...

 

Dragon Basketball Learning Roles

Sport: Boys Basketball Coach: Paul Frederick Number of years as head coach: 4th Season League: Laurel Highlands Last year’s record: 19-7 Returning starters/letterwinners: Seth Bean, Rylan Daugherty, Eli Lingenfelter, Eli Muthler, Hunter Smith,...

 

Dragon Wrestling Looking To Fill Out Roster

Sport: Wrestling Coach: David Marko Number of years as head coach: 9th year at Central, 27th overall League: LHAC Last year's record: 5-15 Returning starters/letterwinners: Ty Biesinger, Wyatt...

 

Attitude, Work Ethic to Fuel Lady Dragon Basketball

Sport: Girls Basketball Coach: Courteney Lingafelt Number of years as head coach: First year League: Laurel Highlands Last year's record: 3-13 Returning starters/letterwinners: Bralyn Ellis...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Wrestling Improving Week to Week

Sport: Wrestling Coach: Ron Kakabar Assistants: Russ Knisely, Matt Musselman, Jordi Musselman, Kobe Harr, Corey Aungst Years as head coach: 10 League: ICC Last year’s record: 5-8 Returning starters: Cole Claycomb, Ethan Claycomb, Mark Lattieri,...

 

New Lady Bulldog Coach Has Faith in Senior Presence

Sport: Girls Basketball Coach: Jim Garver Number of years as head coach: 1st League: Inter County - South Last year's record: 10-12 Returning starters/letterwinners: Sarah Helsel, Bella Francona,...

 

Bulldogs Hoping Summer Work Will Pay Off

Sport: Boys Basketball Coach: Mike Harris Number of years as head coach and career record: 7th (12 overall; 5 at Tyrone) 106-153 League: ICC (South) Last year's record (overall and league): 2-16...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    December 8, 2022

Freedom Twp. Kids Enjoy Annual Christmas Party

The annual children's Christmas party at the Freedom Township fire hall took place on Sunday, Dec. 4, with nearly 70 children enjoying the afternoon with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The annual event was...

 

RS Lions Club Treats Vets To Meal, Local Entertainment

On Nov. 2, the Roaring Spring Lions Club provided veterans with a free meal, a local speaker, a performance from the Horseshoe Cloggers, and thank-you notes from Girl Scout Troop 43009. Shown are...

 

Williamsburg Kicks Off Holiday Season with Parade, Tree Lighting, More

Williamsburg held its Christmas parade and the beginning of holiday festivities on Dec. 2 and 3....

 

RS Lions, Borough Treat Children to Time With Santa

Owen Conrath (left photo), 5, of Martinsburg, son of Mitchell and Danielle Conrath; and Finn, 3, and Ezra, almost 1, Croft (right photo), sons Zach and Megan Croft of Roaring Spring, visited with...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Every year, I’ve willed myself to make a new cookie to try and bake. Last year, I made snickerdoodles. Growing up, we were raised on the standard — sugar, chocolate chip and peanut butter blossoms, so I never got to experience what a...

 

Woodbury Passes 2023 Budget

“We are satisfied with it,” Woodbury Township supervisors said about the 2023 budget that was passed during last Thursday night’s township meeting. The budget has no millage ordinance, and is similar to last year’s. Lansberry made the motion...

 

Season For Socks: Local Woman Donates to Those in Need

When we think of giving for the holiday season, items such as monetary donations come to mind, but for one Williamsburg woman, socks are the best thing to give. For six years, Tabitha Clowson has...

 

AAA Urges Drivers to Safely Secure Holiday Trees

As Americans head to farms, retail stores and local tree lots this weekend, AAA East Central urges motorists to safely secure their trees during transport to keep them from becoming dangerous projectiles. As with any large object, properly securing...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    December 8, 2022

To Tree or Not to Tree: What Goes into Choosing a Tree

The halls may be decked with boughs of holly and the jingle bells may ring when the door is opened, but if the corner that long hosted the pine tree remains bare, Christmas still needs to show up...

 

Claysburg Area Hall Of Fame Accepting Noms for 2023

The Claysburg Area Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for 2023 inductees. Please read the following requirements carefully in order for your nomination to be considered. Nominations must be printed and done...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 8, 2022

Claysburg Man Jailed On Abuse Charges

A Claysburg man is behind bars after police said he physically and sexually abused a young boy beginning when the child was eight years old. William Dale Richardson, 52, is facing felony charges on involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a...

 

SCFC Holds Annual Craft Sale

On Saturday, Nov. 26, the Southern Cove Fire Company held its annual craft show in New Enterprise Both floors were filled with vendors who sold items such as wreaths, Christmas decorations, candles...

 

W-burg Begins Season With Bucktail Tip-Off Tournament

Williamsburg boys basketball participated in the Bucktail Tip Off Tournament on Dec. 2 and 3. The Pirates were successful in their first game, defeating Warrior Run 70-59. The team fell to St. Joe’s Academy in the championship on Dec. 3, 80-60. Tip...

 

A Memorable Doe Day

Twenty-five years ago on Dec. 15, 1997, I experienced the most unusual doe-day hunt I have ever had. This occurred during the wonderful years of two weeks of buck hunting followed by two or three days of antlerless deer hunting. There were still...

 

Bagging During Buck Season

(Left) Twelve-year-old Josiah Smith from Roaring Spring shot his first buck with his grandfather Jeffrey Snyder in Puzzletown. Snyder taught Smith how to gut, skin, butcher and make jerky. This is...

 

Lady Pirates Defeat Lady Dragons

SITE: Hollidaysburg - (Central vs Williamsburg) Williamsburg (62): Hileman 5 8-12 18, Woodruff 5 3-5 17, Prough 0 2-2 2, Royer 3 0-0 7, Kagarise 1 1-2 3, Carper 0 0-0 0, Stewart 0 0-0 0, Norris 3 3-3 9, Carper 0 0-0 0, Frye 0 0-0 0, Irvin 0 0-0 0,...

 

Dragons Fall Short Against Leopards in Semi-Finals

After making an appearance in the state semi-finals the year prior, the Central Scarlet Dragons were eager to take the next step this year through the match against the Belle Vernon Leopards....

 
 By EMMA GILL    News    December 8, 2022

CK FBLA's Serving Seniors Deliver Thanksgiving Dinners

Due to the increased costs of food, heating oil, and medicine, Claysburg-Kimmel's Future Business Leaders of America Chapter has created a community service project for the 2022-2023 school year....

 

NBC Middle School Names Students of the Month

Shown are the November Students of the Month for NBC Middle School: Grade 6 – Waylon Fluke, son of Torin & Brittani Fluke Bella McCoy, daughter of Brian & Jennifer McCoy Grade 7 – Brett...

 

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