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Hot-Shooting Dragons Rough Up Pirates

The Central Dragons and Williamsburg Blue Pirates opened their 2018-19 season on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Williamsburg. The location was moved as the Dragons’ court continues renovation. The Scarlet Dragons jumped out to an 18-7 first quarter lead and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 13, 2018

Former President's Death Brings Back Memories of Cove Visit

With the death of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, the country lost the patriarch of one of the last true dynasties of public service to America. Bush passed away on Friday,... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 13, 2018

McKee Christmas Party a Tradition For More than 50 Years

Janie Myers moved to McKee in the late 1950s when she was 8 years old. Within five years, a piece of ground owned by her grandfather, Chester Woomer, became the foundation of the McKee playground....

 
 By Michael Sell    News    December 13, 2018

Greenfield Twp. Receives Grant to Upgrade Facilities at Park

Greenfield Township recently announced it has received a $40,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). The DCNR Small Communities Grant will be used for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades in...

 

Have a Merry Christmas Anyway

Statistics indicate that most of us love the Christmas Season and feel it's truly the best time of the year. Gatherings with family and friends, attending a religious service, observing the...

 

Among My Biggest Disappointments

The other day, a friend asked what surprised me most about politics. This may seem strange, but I’d never really thought about the question. My response was off-the-cuff but heartfelt. The biggest surprise is also among my biggest disappointments w...

 

Wilkinsons Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Wilkinson of Roaring Spring celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16, 2018, with a family dinner. They were married on Aug. 16, 1958, at Christ Church in Roaring...

 

The Reality of Guns in Church

I read with interest, and some degree of disbelief, the Herald’s Nov. 15 front-page piece regarding church safety. Most of the church leaders that the Herald interviewed seem to be living in the real world enough to have started planning for an...

 

Connecting Communities With Fresh Food

How do we increase healthy, fresh foods in rural America? One way is to identify new opportunities for people to access food. Here are five suggestions for your community. 1. Mobile grocery stores or veggie vans are refrigerated vans or trucks that...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 13, 2018

Work Complete On RS Water Tank

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer Back in July, the Roaring Spring Municipal Authority began the process to paint and clean the borough's one-million gallon water tank by voting to advertise for bids. The a...

 

Barnes Resigns from C-K Board After 18-Plus Years

The Claysburg-Kimmel School District is saying goodbye to one of its boardmembers who served for more than 18 years. Cathy Barnes, who was first sworn in as a boardmember on June 14, 2000, has...

 

WILLIAM D. 'BILL' WORTHING JR.

William D. “Bill” Worthing Jr., 69, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2018, at his home, following a lengthy fight with Alzheimer’s. A funeral was held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Martinsburg Grace Brethren...

 

GERALD R. REPLOGLE

Gerald R. Replogle, 75, of Altoona, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away on Saturday morning, Dec. 8, 2018, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. A funeral was held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Martinsburg...

 

NANCY K. BOWERS

Nancy K. Bowers, 80, of Roaring Spring, died on Sunday morning, Dec. 2, 2018, at the home of her daughter in Pasadena, Maryland. A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Ho...

 

KENNETH W. BOWSER

Kenneth W. "Pap-Pap" Bowser, 63, of Woodbury, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at UPMC Altoona. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Waterside Church of the Brethren. Pastors Paul...

 

ARTHUR GARDNER

Arthur Gardner, 77, a resident of Homewood in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, succumbed to cancer at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, Dec. 10. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Whitehall Church of Christ, 215...

 

ROBERT L. SPECK

Robert L. Speck, 76 of Martinsburg, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at his home, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Bob was born on Dec. 3, 1942, the son of the late...

 

JOHN MONNIKENDAM

John Monnikendam, 72, of Altoona, died on Sunday evening, Dec. 9, 20128, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following an extended illness. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or services. John was born on Nov....

 

TROY LEVI OTT

Troy Levi Ott, 53, of Woodbury, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at his home. A funeral was held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the German Seventh Day Baptist Church, Salemville. Pastor Andrew Camenga officiated. Interment was held privately in the...

 

Central Girls Place Third At Hollidaysburg Tournament

The Central Lady Dragons opened the season participating in tournament play at Hollidaysburg. Central opened with perennial power Blairsville and came up short 51-34 on Dec. 7. The Lady Dragons had difficulty with Blairsville’s pressure defense ear...

 

Martinsburg Sportsmen Elected for 2019

The Martinsburg Sportsmen's Association swore in the officers and directors for 2019 during the Dec. 14 meeting. Officers are (from left): Front row: Ed Thompson, assistant secretary; Kevin Albright,...

 

Bisons Stampede Black Panthers, 72-25

Northern Bedford’s boys’ basketball squad season opened Friday night, Dec. 7, at home versus Bedford. The Bisons stampeded into Loysburg, taking a 24-3 first-quarter lead en route to a 72-25 pounding of the Panthers. “We’re young and looking...

 

C-K's Harr Wins Tourney

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School wrestling team competed at the St. Mary’s Kickoff Classic on Saturday, Dec. 8. Kobe Harr returned with a championship at 160 pounds. Teammates Zach Claycomb and Cade Keithley placed third at 132 and 138 pounds,...

 

Successful Buck Pole

Despite the rain on the opening day of Pennsylvania's firearms deer season on Nov. 26, the Martinsburg Sportsmen's Club's second annual Big Buck Pole was a success. There were nine entries and more...

 

Dads

This year’s deer season began with miserable weather. The rainy opening day kept many hunters out of the woods and sent many others home early. In addition, the fierce winds of the next several days...

 

Bulldogs Top Northern Cambria in Title Game

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team opened its season by winning the Northern Cambria Tipoff Tournament held Dec. 7-8. C-K defeated Saegertown 73-52 in the opening round then scored a 58-47 victory over Northern Cambria in the...

 

Lady Pirates Top NBC

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team opened its 2018-19 campaign Dec. 7 with a 40-30 victory against visiting Northern Bedford. The Lady Pirates led by a 19-10 score at halftime then outscored their visitors 21-20 in the last 16 minu...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The book I’m reading these days used to be on my mother’s book shelf and was written by Willa Cather in 1918. “My Antonia” is the story of an immigrant farm girl triumphing over hardship in...

 

Fund-Drive Donation

Marcy Hamman (left) and her daughter Ruth Robinson, members of the Martinsburg Booster Association, present a $2,000 check from the Boosters to Randy Stoltz, chairman of the Martinsburg Area...

 

Martinsburg Council Approves 2019 Budget

Martinsburg Borough Council officially adopted its 2019 budget during its Dec. 3 meeting. Council unanimously passed the balanced budget of $825,904. Real estate taxes will remain at 1.871 mills. Other taxes passed by council include the per capita...

 

Thought for the Week: Only God Could

I wrote last week of God's complex "Plan of Salvation" and His advanced revelation of it. His Plan is extremely complex. I most certainly cannot explain it. I do believe it. Two men, living in the...

 

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