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  • Thought for the Week

    Dec 9, 2021

    In the Luke passage a father has two sons and multiple servants. Servants work for wages. That is what is expected. They have no permanent place in the household. They are not part of the family. The owner does not consult them in decision making. He does not share his hopes or dreams with them. If the owner dies, the servants do not inherit. But in the normal/correct home, the sons (adult sons) are consulted about decisions, the owner does share his hopes and dreams with his sons. If he dies,...

  • The Love of and for the Son

    Dec 9, 2021

    It's the holiday season! Andy Williams sang that phrase with great joy many years ago. As I have mentioned before, this holiday season I am in a version of A Christmas Carol in a community theater production. We perform as if we were recording the familiar story for a radio broadcast before a studio audience in 1946. I do the voice of Bob Cratchit and his dear son, Tiny Tim. Let's just say the parts have some ups and downs. Most folks are at least somewhat familiar with the haunting tale of...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Dec 9, 2021

    Herald of Dec. 8, 2011 The Spring Cove School District was mentioned in an article in the Wall Street Journal about cyber schools. The district was cited as an example of a school that experienced financial loss from students leaving the traditional classroom for cyber school. Spring Cove had to pay $340,000 to online charter schools for 43 students. Nine teaching jobs were cut, Spanish and French classes in the Middle School were eliminated, and the high school musical Aida was canceled. The Herald website was being moved to new servers,...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Dec 9, 2021

    Herald of Dec. 5, 1996 Memorial Park in Martinsburg was facing a financial crisis due to the hefty monthly payments on a loan from 1978. Operating revenues were declining, and the directors were unable to prepare a balanced budget. A cool summer kept swimming pool revenues down, and a declining number of bowlers and skaters was also affecting the bottom line. State police received several tips on possible suspects involved in the robbery of the First American National Bank in Woodbury. Police were looking for a newer model beige car that was...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Dec 9, 2021

    Herald of Dec. 9, 1971 Glenn S. Leidy, owner of the Leidy Electric and Home Furnishing Store in Martinsburg, passed away at the age of 60 after a long illness. A fire destroyed a barn on the farm of J. Elmer Guyer of Roaring Spring RD. The barn and hundreds of bales of hay were destroyed, but no livestock were lost. Cement mixer trucks from the Roaring Spring plant of New Enterprise Stone and Lime hauled water to the farm to help fight the fire. Feather Petroleum supplied a fuel truck to replenish fuel used by the fire fighting equipment. Mr....

  • 75 Years Ago

    Dec 9, 2021

    Herald of Dec. 12, 1946 Martinsburg firemen were called to a large barn fire near Loysburg. Dean Hale, owner of the barn, was not home at the time, but a neighbor, William Pressel, saw the fire and was able to free the livestock. By the time firefighters arrived the barn was engulfed in flames, so they concentrated their efforts on nearby structures. The season’s harvest was lost in the fire. An explosion at a home along Maple Street in Roaring Spring rocked neighbors the morning of Dec. 10. Blair S. Snowberger, 72, owner of the home, was s...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Dec 9, 2021

    Herald of Dec. 16, 1921 The Claysburg First National Bank was robbed of an unknown number of Liberty bonds and $100 in small change. The burglars used an acetylene torch to burn through the steel door of the outer vault, but were unable to open the door of the inner vault. Forty-nine safety deposit boxes were opened. State police arrested four young men from Johnstown for the robbery. Professor C. A. Byers took a leave of absence from the vocational school for health reasons. He went to his parents’ home in Huntingdon, Ind. to rest in p...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Dec 9, 2021

    Herald of Dec. 10, 1896 Charles W. Zook, who lost one leg during the Civil War, was elected commander of G.A.R. Post Number 82, in Roaring Spring. According to Jasper, Commander Zook had experienced a recent run of bad luck. His breeches, wooden leg, and about $40 in cash were stolen. Then his fine Aldernay cow got into the chop chest, overate, and was hauled to the potter’s field. Commander Zook, a jeweler, was also a candidate for postmaster in Roaring Spring. A new bridge was to be built across Clover Creek “at Fred Beyers where Levi Bur...

  • Entrepreneurs Deserve Our Support This Holiday Season

    KIM PRESTON, Center for Rural Affairs|Dec 9, 2021

    The holiday season is upon us, and for many people that means making purchases for gift exchanges and planning the menu for family and work gatherings. But, for our nation’s small business owners, preparing for the biggest and busiest time of the year can take months of hard work, and involves more than just inventory on the shelves. While consumers make their lists and check them twice, entrepreneurs have been working behind the scenes to prepare. They’ve spent nights and weekends learning how to market their business and getting familiar wit...

  • Common Sense: Taxes

    DARWIN STAPLETON, For the Herald|Dec 9, 2021

    “Nothing is certain except death and taxes” is an old expression that expresses the expectation that each person’s taxes are one of the foreseeable but unavoidable aspects of life. However, without taxes, which support all levels of government, we would not have much of what we use and depend on every day: roads, bridges, schools, the military, police and the judiciary, and assurance of quality of food and medicine. The question of the level of taxation that is required to maintain these facets of government is for many of us the primary reaso...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    JENNIFER R. HOFFMAN|Dec 9, 2021

    Tiny Tales is a collection of anecdotes about a wide array of characters. Mccall Smith includes mere snippets of his characters' lives. Many stories may be only a few moments of an individual's lifetime. Just like in real life, they may seem unimportant to one person, but to the individual experiencing them they can be epic and have immense impact. The stories are about love, kindness, nostalgia, strangeness, and friendship. Read about a progressive Viking, an opera singer who couldn't sing,...

  • Glenn Randal "Randy" Potts

    Dec 9, 2021

    Glenn Randal "Randy" Potts, 62, of rural Roaring Spring, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 4, 2021, at UPMC Altoona, following complications from multiple strokes. He was born Sept. 8, 1959, in Altoona, son of Barbara Calderwood. On May 16, 2009, he married Tammie J. Leach in rural Roaring Spring. He is survived by his wife of 12 years; his mother of Altoona, three children: Kim Fagan (Billy) of Bellwood, Dalton Mowry (Jocelyn Wilt) of rural Roaring Spring and Lori Hall of Altoona; five...

  • Ricky Lee Garber

    Dec 9, 2021

    Ricky Lee Garber, 66, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday evening December 4, 2021, at home after a battle with cancer. He was born November 24, 1955, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Fred Garber, Sr. and Charolette (Neir) Garber. He married Ruth Ann Markle Feb. 16, 1984, and she preceded him in death April 21, 2019. He is survived by two children: Joshua D. Garber and wife Karisa of Hollidaysburg and Julie A. Garber and wife Billijo of Altoona; a grandson, William; a brother, Fred Garber, Jr. of Driftwood; and several nieces and...

  • Martha A. Disney

    Dec 9, 2021

    Martha A. Disney, 72, of Roaring Spring, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 3, 2021, at her home. She was born October 2, 1949, in Bradford, daughter of the late Fred M. and Juanita J. (Kaber) Burns. On April 6, 1968, she married Jerry Roy Disney in Custer City, and he preceded her in death June 2, 2019, after 51 years of marriage. She is survived by a son, Michael R. (Krystal) of rural Roaring Spring; a daughter, Cindy L. Wright of Hollidaysburg; a "second daughter",...

  • Arthur Brian Sullivan

    Dec 9, 2021

    A. Brian Sullivan, (aka: Brian, Art, Arthur B or Sully) 64, of Martinsburg, passed away November 18, 2021, at Promedica Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh, after a battle with cancer. He was born April 5, 1957, in Silver Creek, NY, the son of the late Arthur B. Sullivan and Pearl (Kauffman) Burget. He is survived by one sister, Karen Reed of Martinsburg, and three brothers: Jerry (Bev) Sullivan of Williamsburg, Andrew Burget of Roaring Spring and Vincent (Raychal) Burget of Seguin,...

  • Virginia Dawn Corle

    Dec 9, 2021

    Virginia Dawn Corle, 84, of rural Williamsburg, passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 4, 2021, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born Nov. 8, 1937, at home in Williamsburg, daughter of Kenneth R. and A. Marguerite (Detwiler) Hileman. On July 6, 1956, she married David Eugene Corle in Williamsburg and he preceded her in death Nov. 22, 2020 after 64 years of marriage. She is survived by a son-in-law, Norman W. "Skip" Shock of Williamsburg; four grandchildren: A. Troy Shock of...

  • Ruth L. Henry

    Dec 9, 2021

    Ruth L. Henry, 95, of Martinsburg, passed away Nov. 30, 2021, at the Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born June 27, 1926 in Loysburg; daughter of the late William McKinley and Kathryn (Fluke) Henry. Ruth was a graduate of Replogle High School and member of the Loysburg Methodist Church. She enjoyed embroidery work and watching baseball games on television. Ruth was the last surviving member of her family. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and...

  • Walter I. Miller

    Dec 9, 2021

    Walter I. Miller, 90 of Hanover passed away peacefully at York Hospital Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Jayne L. (McMaster) Miller. Born Aug. 14, 1931, he was a son of the late Walter I. and Jenny V. (Leasure) (Miller) Long In addition to his wife, Walter is survived by his daughter, Gaylynn Gorman, his brother, John Miller, five grandchildren, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister,...

  • Martha L. Mayhue

    Dec 9, 2021

    Martha Lois Replogle Mayhue, 96, of Martinsburg, left her cherished home and went to be with Jesus in Heaven Thursday morning, Nov. 25, 2021. She was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Grover and Mary Replogle. She graduated from Altoona High School in 1943 and from West Penn School of Nursing in 1946 as a Cadet Nurse. She then married the late John G. Mayhue Sr. She was the last living member of her nine siblings. She is survived by her five children: John Mayhue...

  • Public Notices

    Dec 9, 2021

    Public Notice Notice is hereby given that the public is invited to attend the Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Annual Public Meeting. The open meeting will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Basement Classroom. To ensure proper seating arrangements will be available, please call 814-224-6238 if you plan to attend. ABANDONED VEHICLES The following abandoned vehicles will be sold at public auction at Walter’s Auto Wrecking, 403 Walter’s Lane, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, on December 11, 2021 at 10am. Vehicles: 200... Full story

  • Williamsburg Christmas Parade Postponed

    Dec 9, 2021

    From Williamsburg Borough: The Christmas Parade is being postponed until next Saturday December 18th at 2pm. Lineup will still be the same at 1pm at the elementary school. The Christmas vendor shopping event at the park will still be held rain or shine tomorrow (Dec. 11) at 2 pm. Call the borough office with any questions....