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DEATH RECORD

ALBRIGHT, Daryl L., 59, resident at AristaCare at Huntingdon Park, formerly of Roaring Spring CARPER, Harry Mervin “Merv,” 86, Roaring Spring EBERSOLE, Kara L., 42, Duncansville GORMAN, David C., 72, Roaring Spring MCNALLY, Marjorie (Stonerook),...

 

DARYL L. ALBRIGHT

Daryl L. Albright, 59, a resident at AristaCare at Huntingdon Park, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2019, at the home, following an extended illness. A private committal service will be held at the convenience of the...

 

HARRY MERVIN 'MERV' CARPER

Harry Mervin "Merv" Carper, 86, of Roaring Spring, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019, at The Village at Morrison's Cove in Martinsburg. He was born on July 22, 1933, in Woodbury, PA, son of the...

 

KARA L. EBERSOLE

Kara L. Ebersole, 42, of Duncansville, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following a battle with cancer. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring...

 

DAVID C. GORMAN

David C. Gorman, 72, of Roaring Spring, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following an extended illness. At the request of the deceased there will be no viewing and services will be private at the co...

 

MARJORIE (STONEROOK) MCNALLY

Marjorie H. McNally, 89, of Hamburg, N.Y., passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at home. She was born Oct. 21, 1930, in Martinsburg, daughter of the late George and Annie (Hinish) Stonerook. Marjorie married Glenn P. McNally March 14, 1953. He...

 

RUTH H. MORELLI

Ruth H. Morelli, 86, a resident of William Penn Care Center, Jeannette, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4, 2019, at the care center. A mass of Christian burial was...

 

JUDITH A. PHILLIPS

Judith A. “Judi” Phillips, 69, of Berlin, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 2, 2019, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Private inurnment will...

 

DANIEL ELVIN REPLOGLE

Daniel Elvin Replogle, 64, of Buffalo Mills, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at home. A funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Weaver Funeral Home LLC, www.weaversfh.com. Pastor M. Brandon Horton officiated....

 

INEZ M. WALTER

Inez M. Walter, 78, of Roaring Spring, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, after a brief illness. A funeral was held Monday, Dec. 9, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring....

 

Frontier Patriots to Meet Dec. 14

The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet at noon Saturday Dec. 14. at Hoss's Steak and Seafood, 4308 Business 220, Bedford. The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes the counties of Blair,...

 

St. John's Ready For Christmas Program Dec. 15

The Loysburg Reformed Church will offer two performances of its Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The 90-minute program will consists of songs and recitations by the children of the church and also a Christmas musical by the...

 

Central Girls Finish Third at Hollidaysburg Tournament

The Central Lady Dragons opened their season in action at the annual Lester C. McCall Tip-Off Tournament on Dec. 6 and 7 at Hollidaysburg Area High School. After losing in the opening round to Penns...

 

CHS Boys Take Down Pirates

The Central Dragon boys' basketball team opened the 2019-2020 season with a solid 57-36 victory over visiting Williamsburg on Dec. 6. The Dragons started strong offensively, taking a 19-11 lead after...

 

NB Boys Battle But Drop Opener

The Northern Bedford boys’ basketball team started strong but couldn't finish in a season-opening 83-51 loss at Bedford on Dec. 6. The Panthers led, 15-13, at the end of the first quarter. “We came out with a lot of energy and surprised them a...

 

Bedford Tops Lady Panthers, 65-24

Northern Bedford traveled to Bedford to open its season last Friday night, Dec. 6, and the Lady Bisons were not accommodating hosts. The Lady Panthers struggled to score versus a strong Bedford defense and were walloped by a 65-24 score. Bedford...

 

Inexperienced C-K Improving

The Claysburg-Kimmel boys' basketball team got off to a slow start at the Northern Cambria Tip-Off Tournament but rebounded in fine fashion. The Bulldogs managed just two first-quarter points in an op...

 

Lady Pirates Begin New Era with Victory

The Amy Hileman era at Williamsburg High School got off to a dominate start on Dec. 6. Led by four scorers in double figures, the Lady Pirates cruised to a 71-24 road win at Harmony. WHS led 20-4 after one quarter and 39-14 at the break. Jayla...

 

Lady Bulldogs Start Year 0-2

The Claysburg-Kimmel girls’ basketball team opened its 2019-20 campaign with a fourth-place finish at the 26th annual Art Burkett Memorial Tip-Off Tournament held Dec. 6 and 7 at Portage High School. In their opener, the Lady Bulldogs were dealt a...

 

Panthers Rally Past CHS Wrestlers

The Central wrestling team opened its season on Dec. 6 with a trip to neighboring Northern Bedford. NBC won all seven of the heavier weightclasses on its way to a come-from-behind 49-27 victory. The Dragons won the opening four matches and led 21-0...

 

Claysburg's Harr Wins St. Mary's Title

Kobe Harr paced the Claysburg-Kimmel wrestling team with a first-place finish in his weight class at the Saint Mary’s Kickoff Tournament on Dec. 7. Harr won by major decision, 10-1, against Bellefonte’s Stephen Ivicic in the finals. Teammate...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

It is nearing the end of another deer season. I have been hearing the same lament I have been hearing for many years. "There just aren't many deer on public land, Rich. I'm about ready to join all...

 

State Sets Record Bear Harvest

Hunters have set a new Pennsylvania bear-harvest record. Although numbers are continuing to come in, and bear hunting remains open through Saturday in some of the state’s Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), as of this morning, the 2019 preliminary...

 

Randy Wiand Named NBC Board President

The school board of Northern Bedford held an election of officers during its regularly scheduled, monthly board meeting on Tuesday, Dec 3. This election was made necessary by recent election results in which David Chisholm was replaced by Chris...

 

Blanket and Toy Drive

Martinsburg Elementary School Student Council recently sponsored a Blanket and Toy Drive at Martinsburg Elementary for Cove Christmas Love. Pictured is MES Student Council and Pastor Chris from...

 

Fly-Tying Classes for Beginners Set for 2020

The John Kennedy Chapter of Trout Unlimited will offer free beginners fly-tying classes starting on Saturday, Jan. 11, and continuing every Saturday through Feb 29. The classes will start at 9 a.m....

 

IUP Student Named 'Student of the Year'

Alexsae Wyandt, a senior Respiratory Care major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected by the program faculty as the IUP "2019 Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care Outstanding...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"It was in May, 1918, that a new friend and companion came into my life: a character, a personality and a ring-tailed wonder. He weighed less than one pound when I discovered him, a furry ball of...

 

Rotary Students Named at NBC

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has announced its 2019 September and October Student of the Month honorees from Northern Bedford County High School. The September "Student of the Month" is Allyson...

 

NBC to Present Annual Christmas Concert Sun.

The Northern Bedford County School District Music Department will present its annual Christmas concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Northern Bedford County High School auditorium. Donation of $2 for admission.. T he concert will feature the...

 

Adopted

"But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will...

 

Two Couples

Scriptures to Read: St. Luke 1:5-10 St. Luke 1:11-17 St. Luke 1:18-25 St. Luke 1:39-45 St. Luke 1:57-66 St. Luke 1:67-80 St. Luke 3:2-20 Two couples figure very prominently in the Christmas story. I'd...

 

St. Luke's to Stage 'Christmas Carol'

Miracle Productions at St. Luke's will present its second annual production of "Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol...in Altoona". The five performances of this holiday classic with a local twist will...

 

Five-Generation Family

Five generations of Linley Nicole Mock's family includes (from left): Standing: Mike Mock, great-grandfather; holding Linely is Joyce Mock, great-great-grandmother; and Wes Mock, grandfather....

 

Four-Generation Family

Four generations of Lucas Ryan Smith's family include (from left): Front row: Douglass A. Smith, 53; Brandon L. Smith , 26; and Lucas Ryan Smith, 11 months. Back row: Dennis A. Smith, 80. All reside...

 

Anne Forshey Weds Tyler Morris

Anne Elizabeth Forshey and Tyler Matthew Morris were united in marriage on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Grace United Methodist Church in Hummelstown. Pastor Kevin Holt of Robbinsville, N.J., officiated a...

 

Red Kettle Donation

The Martinsburg Service Unit of The Salvation Army is beginning another year of assisting families and individuals. The annual kettle drive is officially underway. Martinsburg Booster volunteer the...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Curvin and Wilma (Martin) Rissler of New Enterprise are the parents of a daughter, Clara Beth Rissler, who was born at 3:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at home. The infant weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth. Clara Beth...

 

Here's a Little Help in Untangling Health Care Insurance Options

Cheap health insurance plans in Pennsylvania are available through the state exchange, though some shoppers can qualify for Medicaid depending on their household income. For 2020, the average cost of...

 

Transporting the Holiday Spirit

Spring Cove School District bus drivers Jeff Lafferty, Linda Kennedy, Jerry Dively, Lori Walters, Doris Ann Butler and Darius Martz show off the Christmas decorations adorning the front of their...

 

Santa Vists Lions

Finn Croft, 4 months old, visited with Santa at the annual Roaring Spring Lions Club's breakfast with Santa held on Saturday, Nov. 30. With about 50 to 60 in attendance, Finn was the youngest to...

 

CKHS Students Place at FBLA Regionals

Region 5 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) – comprised of Altoona Area High School, Altoona Area Junior High, Bishop Guilfoyle, Claysburg-Kimmel, Forest Hills, Hollidaysburg Area, and...

 

Galactic Ice Plans Third Annual Winterfest Dec. 14

More than a dozen solo and ensemble ice skating numbers, a Learn to Skate with a free 20-minutes lesson, plus a special Public Skate and a visit by Santa Claus will highlight the third annual Winterfest at Galactic Ice Rink on Saturday, Dec. 14. The...

 

Williamsburg's David Greaser Travels to Zimbabwe

Confucius once said, "teach a man to fish, and you've fed him for a lifetime," but if a man teaches a group to complete a balance sheet you've got the situation of Williamsburg resident David...

 

Five Tips Homeowners Need This Winter to Prevent Unnecessary Costs

A drop in temperature and an increase in precipitation like rain, sleet or snow can make winter costly at home. Between turning up your heat and spending money on ice melt, the last cost any...

 

How to Update Home Lighting to Protect Eyes

If you ever experience eyestrain, tired itchy eyes, blurry vision or headaches, it may be time to give your home a lighting makeover. Problems caused by bad lighting can be intensified by using it for longer, something most households should keep in...

 

Affordable DIY Projects to Transform Your Home in 2020

Transformative home renovations don't need to be complicated, nor do they need to cost an arm and a leg. There are plenty of affordable DIY projects you can do in a weekend to add beauty to your...

 

Ten Tips for Safety During Winter Months

Winter begins on Dec. 21, 2019, and extends to March 19, 2020, in the Northern Hemisphere. Those three months can be both beautiful to behold and difficult to endure. Winter has its share of safety hazards, and extra effort may be required to...

 

How Close Is Too Close When It Comes to Living Near Family?

While you can't choose your family, you can choose how close you live to them. A new survey suggests some healthy boundaries between parents and in-laws make for a happier family relationship -- somet...

 

Five Essentials to Build a Home Office

Want to maximize your productivity when working in your home office? Here are five essentials to build out the space: • A Solid Chair: Don't shortchange yourself with the wrong chair. It's the...

 

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