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Marjorie Jane Rhodes

Marjorie Jane Rhodes, 82, of Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 6, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following a brief illness. She was...

 

Arthur Brian Sullivan

A. Brian Sullivan, aka: Brian, Art, Arthur B or Sully, 64, of Martinsburg, passed away Nov. 18, 2021, at Promedica Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh, after a battle with cancer. He was...

 

Douglass Edward Baughman

Douglass Edward (Eddie) Baughman, 56, recently of Roaring Spring, formerly of Nokesville, Va., passed away Monday evening Dec. 6, 2021, at UPMC Altoona after a brief battle with cancer. He was born June 2, 1965, in Butler, the son of the late...

 

Glenn B. Miller

Glenn B. Miller, 96, of Martinsburg, passed away Dec. 7, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born July 15, 1925, in Martinsburg; son of the late James B. and Mary C. (Crawford) Miller. On Feb....

 

Esther Ellen (Isenberg) Kauffman

Esther Ellen (Isenberg) Kauffman, 95, of Harrisburg, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at her residence. She was born March 11, 1926 in Martinsburg, as the daughter of the late Emerson Irvin...

 

David W. Stonerook

David W. Stonerook, 58, of Altoona, passed away unexpectedly at his residence Tuesday evening, Dec. 7, 2021, following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 3, 1963, in Roaring Spring, son of Wayne P. Stonerook of Martinsburg and Shirley M. (Boor)...

 

Donald Raymond Talbert Sr.

Donald Raymond Talbert Sr., 68, of rural Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, Dec. 9, 2021, at his residence. He was born March 5, 1953, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Thomas...

 

Carl Franklin Helsel

Carl Franklin Helsel, 96, of Blue Knob, rural Portage, Greenfield Township, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday morning, Dec. 8, 2021, at the Lutheran Home at Johnstown. He was born Oct. 24,...

 

Bill Cramer was a Gifted Historian

Commendable civic efforts are underway in Williamsburg to organize a historical society to document and preserve the celebrated history of the town and surrounding area. Roane Lytle was elected president of this fledgling organization. Other...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Born into slavery, by age eight Mary knew the plantation rules well. “Never stop working” was number one and it didn’t matter what the reason. She never stopped working. Slaves were also not...

 

Williamsburg Bank's Closure Will Have 'Serious Repercussions' for Community

It looks like Williamsburg is losing another institution. In a letter sent to customers dated Dec. 3. 2021, Mid Penn Bank, a Millersburg, Pa., based bankcorp that now controls Riverview Bank’s assets, announced the closing of the Williamsburg...

 

Season's Greetings from Morrisons Cove Memorial Park

To the Editor: In our annual Christmas letter to the Cove, we would like to take a moment to look back at our accomplishments this past year and let our community know our plans going forward for the “Hidden Treasure of the Cove.” There is no dou...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 17, 1896 Mrs. Albert Martin, aged 43, and her 2-week-old baby were reported missing. Miss Zelia Treese, one of the searchers looking for the mother and baby, found a pair of women’s slippers and a baby’s nursing bottle lying along...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 16, 1971 A graduate of Central High School was identified as a suspect in the shooting death of a state policeman in Lewistown on Dec. 9. Charles Howard Knisely, 20, of Altoona, formerly of McKee was the subject of a nationwide search...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 23, 1921 The William P. Stayer family of Pittsburgh, formerly of Roaring Spring, lost their home to fire. Two children were trapped on the third floor of the home, but were rescued by an older brother. Several family members were...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 12, 1996 Work on the Rt. 36 bypass at Loysburg stopped for the winter. The project was reported to be 75 percent completed. The Friendship Fire Company added a 1996 Salisbury rescue truck to its fleet. The new truck cost $366,000. The...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 19, 1946 The barn on the farm of Mrs. Hattie Estep was destroyed by fire. A large herd of cattle owned by Harry C. Burket, a tenant on the farm, was saved. The barn was a complete loss. It was insured for $3,000, but would cost...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 15, 2011 Christopher Jancula, an attorney from Martinsburg, joined the board of the Martinsburg Municipal Authority. He worked with fellow board member and solicitor for the authority Frederick B. Gieg. Sheetz announced that it would...

 

God Bless 'A Christmas Carol'

As I have been immersed for several months now with a theater version of A Christmas Carol, I thought I would make some random observations of the Charles Dickens classic redemption story and my...

 

First Church of the Brethren to Have 'A Night in Bethlehem'

First Church of the Brethren in Roaring Spring is planning on hosting “A Night in Bethlehem” on Dec. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. At “A Night in Bethlehem,” kids and their families will explore the city at the time of Jesus’ birth. Through...

 

Thought for the Week

I have often wished I could go back to the Garden of Eden. I am not saying I would have done better than Adam and Eve. My desire is not for the fruits and vegetables although I like them. Of course I...

 

Church Bells to Ring Out On Christmas

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” is a familiar song this time of year. St. John’s United Church of Christ at 117 East Julian St. will ring their church bells and all the churches in the area are invited to join in at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day...

 

Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NOTICE is given that the Council of the Borough of Williamsburg will consider an Ordinance establishing the real estate millage tax rate for 2022 at its regular reconvened meeting to be held in the Municipal...

 

USDA Announces Funding For Forest Easements in Targeted Counties

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Pennsylvania announced that $300,000 is available to forest landowners in targeted counties. The funding is made available through the Healthy Forest Reserve Program (HFRP). HFRP helps...

 

DEP Encourages Pennsylvanians to Winterize Their Homes for Savings on Utility Bills

With colder winter weather on the way, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ​(DEP) and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) offered tips for Pennsylvanians to save money on utility bills by winterizing their homes. Home...

 

Re-Creation Performing at First UM Church Hollidaysburg

Re-Creation, the full performance singing and dancing group from Port Trevorton, Pa., will present the program “Rockin’ Little Christmas!” at First United Methodist Church, 801 Allegheny Street in Hollidaysburg on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    December 16, 2021

Southern Cove Power Reunion Presents Country Christmas Light Show

Southern Cove Power Reunion held its first Country Christmas Light Show on Dec. 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This was held at 145 Cave Road New Enterprise. The show will be going on Dec. 17 and 18 at the...

 

Upcoming Blood Drives

Blood donation opportunities Dec. 17-Jan. 2 Bedford • Bedford 12/23/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bedford American Legion, 3721 Business Route 220 Blair • Altoona 12/17/2021: 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Logan Valley Mall, Goods Lane and Plank Road...

 

$11.4 Million Investment in Cold Storage Infrastructure for Food Banks

First Lady Frances Wolf joined members of the General Assembly and representatives from the charitable food network at Mary’s Shelter in Reading to announce an $11.4 million investment in cold storage infrastructure for food banks serving every...

 

Pa. To Get $240.4 Million In Water Infrastructure Funding That Prioritizes Underserved Communities

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced funding that states, Tribes, and territories will receive in 2022 through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that includes $240,381,000 for Pennsylvania for water...

 

National Computer Science Organization Highlights Investments in STEM Education

Code.org, a national advocacy group for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, has highlighted Pennsylvania’s investments in STEM throughout the commonwealth in its recent annual report. The report, 2021 State of Computer...

 

Conemaugh's Mentoring in Medicine Program Accepting Applications for 2022 From Bedford Co.

Conemaugh Health System’s Mentoring in Medicine program is now accepting applicants for 2022. Now in its 19th year, the program is a 10-week summer experience for undergraduate students interested in pursuing their medical education to become...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    December 16, 2021

Cast of 'A Christmas Carol' Does Cove Community Theater Proud

Cove Community Theater (CCT) presented "A Christmas Carol, A New Musical," book and lyrics by Keith Ferguson and music by Bruce Greer, on Dec. 5, 10 and 11. This musical started out on the Streets of...

 

Santa Visits Friendship Firehall

Santa stopped by Roaring Spring's Friendship Firehall on Friday Dec. 10 to chat with some children....

 

-From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen-

This past Saturday, I spent the morning prepping all my cookie dough to freeze and tomorrow, I took the day off so that I can bake upwards of ten to fifteen dozen cookies. Baking is one of my favorite hobbies so when the Christmas baking season rolls...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Being in a classroom of roughly 20 preschoolers during the Christmas season is a hard enough task. Now throw in teaching them a Christmas song/carol – that is a whole new ballgame. This year’s theme in our preschool classroom for Christmas has...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Christmas Parade Saturday Mother Nature stepped in and canceled the Christmas Parade last Saturday. Organizers are giving it another go this Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. The lineup will start at 1 p.m. at the Williamsburg Elementary School. Live...

 

Sewer Rates Increase at Authority

Beginning Jan. 1, Williamsburg Municipal Authority customers should expect to see an increase in their bill. During last Tuesday evening’s authority meeting, an increase to both sewer and water was discussed. David Myers made the motion to...

 

Williamsburg Area Has 'So Much Potential'

"There's a lot going on in Williamsburg," Blair County Planning Director Dave McFarland told the crowd that gathered at the Williamsburg Veteran's Memorial Association last Tuesday evening, Dec. 7,...

 

Holiday Celebration Held at the Claysburg Library

The Claysburg Area Public Library hosted a Holiday Open House on Dec. 4. Activities were available for all ages. The young children's section offered a "dress the snowman" activity. There was also...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    December 16, 2021

The Love Story of Potter Creek: Part 2

George Love, oldest son of Robert and Anna, was living at home in 1900, but soon married Abadora Lyons (daughter of David and Mary Lyons) in 1901. In October of 1907, tragedy struck, for an article in the Bedford Gazette reported a large barn on the...

 

Reminder About Submissions to the Herald

The Herald reminds those interested in writing opinion pieces, letters to the editor, press releases, or anything intended for print, please make sure these articled are typed. Due to a small staff and fear of misinterpretation, the Herald is unable...

 

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Awards More Than $2 Million in Grants

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded almost $2 million in Cultural and Historical Support Grants to 154 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 56 Pennsylvania counties. In addition, PHMC awarded...

 

Bedford Forge United Methodist Church Has Drive-Through Nativity

Bedford Forge United Methodist Church hosted a Live Nativity Drive-Through on Sunday, Dec. 12. The church is located at 384 Jacks Corner Rd., Hopewell. According to the church's Facebook page, 43...

 

Faith United Methodist Church Kids Putting On 'Star of Wonder'

Faith United Methodist Church in Woodbury invites the public to attend two special services they will be holding during the next week to celebrate the Christmas Season. The first will be a...

 

PennDOT Highlights Older Driver Awareness Week, Provides Safety Tips for Seniors

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) highlighted safety tips for senior drivers as part of Older Driver Safety Awareness week, which was held Dec. 6 through 10. According to crash data compiled by the Commonwealth, in 2020, there...

 

Cove Basketball Kicks Off

Cove basketball teams have started their seasons....

 

Heavy Heart Slows Lady Dragons

After the unfortunate news of the passing of Junior High Head Coach Randy Potts, the Lady Dragons took the court in the Lester C. McCall Tip-off Classic at Hollidaysburg Area High School. In the opening round game versus Hollidaysburg, the Lady...

 

Central Boys Basketball Starts New Season Strong

The Central Boys Basketball team traveled to Huntington Friday to face the Bearcats. The Dragons prevailed in their first game of the season with a 65-42 win. The Dragon’s high scorer for the game was Eli Lingenfelter, netting the Dragons 21...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Improves in 2nd Half, Still Loses to Harmony

Claysburg-Kimmel fell to Harmony 55-28. Wyatt Buell was high scorer for CK with 14. “We just couldn’t find the basket,” said Coach Mike Harris. “Even though the score doesn’t reflect it–we played much better in the 2nd half, and actually...

 

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