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DEATH RECORD

DASHER, Keith A., 51, Loysburg HOLSINGER, Beverly A. “Cindy,” 79, Hollidaysburg MCNALLY, Anne Y., 99, Roaring Spring SHOWALTER-WALLS, Marian E., 88, Williamsburg...

 

Public Notices

Notice The Williamsburg Municipal Authority will meet on the following dates during 2020: Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. at the municipal...

 

KEITH A. DASHER

Keith A. Dasher, 51, of Loysburg, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at home with his family by his side. Friends and family will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Akers...

 

BEVERLY A. 'CINDY' HOLSINGER

Beverly A. “Cindy” Holsinger, 79, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Friends were received Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring. She was born...

 

ANNE Y. MCNALLY

Anne Y. McNally, 99, of Roaring Spring, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at home, after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral was held Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com,...

 

MARIAN E. SHOWALTER-WALLS

Marian E. Showalter-Walls, 88, of Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 13, 2019, at her home. A funeral was held Monday, Dec. 16, at Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Pastor Heather A. Wurst officiated. Private interment was held at...

 

The Origins of Caroling

The festive nature of the holiday season makes it an ideal time to sing, especially in groups. Perhaps it's no surprise then that caroling, a tradition that dates back many centuries, ultimately...

 

ACM Bedford to Hold New Student Orientation

Allegany College of Maryland’s Bedford County Campus will host New Student Orientation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Designed to introduce students enrolling in the spring semester to available services at the college, the orientation...

 

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Ctrs. Closed Dec. 25

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Customers...

 

Old Oder Mennonite Memoirs

"At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May's newfangled shows, But like of each thing that in season grows," wrote William Shakespeare long ago. I "like of each thing that in...

 

Trump Courts, For Decades

Let's review, shall we ... we were told that Donald J. Trump would never get the nomination, that he would never win the election, that the stock market would crash when he took office, that he...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

The Line Between By Tosca Lee Wynter Roth was 7 years old when her mother took her and her sister, Jaclyn, to the New Earth Enclave. There they were required to give up all their worldly things. The...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 13, 1984 The Herald was selling the Mennonite Family Almanac for 1895 at 5 cents a copy for either the English or German language edition. Copies could be mailed for 6 cents. The Lutheran Sunday School in Martinsburg was planning an...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec.19, 1919 A large audience greeted the speakers of the Farmer’s Institute held at the college Friday. Much interest was manifested in the Dairy, Disease Control and Poultry discussions. The speakers representing the State Department...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 21, 1944 The seven-inch snow which fell Monday afternoon and night gave the state, county and township highway workers additional worries as they wrestled with the snow drifts. Some highways in the Cove were opened up three different...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 18, 1969 Paul Hetrick of East Freedom was elected president of the Spring Cove School Board for 1970 at a meeting of the board Monday night. Mr. Hetrick succeeds J. Calvin Lang III of Roaring Spring, who was elected vice president....

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 15, 1994 Samuel Beegle of Roaring Spring RD was presented with a certificate of appreciation from Habitat for Humanity of Blair County. Beegle was singled out as a distinguished volunteer. He had been an instrumental person in regard...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 17 2009 After 22 years as Mayor of Roaring Spring, Paul Holsinger is retiring. Prior to becoming mayor, Holsinger served as a councilman for six four-year terms. Through it all he has adhered to one rule: when residents call with a...

 

HH Brown Employees Aid Food Pantry

The employees at HH Brown Work & Outdoor group in Martinsburg put on a food drive the first two weeks of December and collected 1,022 items. The food items, household items, hats, and gloves were...

 

Donations Aid Food Pantries

The Morrisons Cove Herald collected 306 non-perishable food items during its annual holiday food drive. From Nov. 7 through Dec. 13, subscribers who brought six or more canned or boxed food items to...

 

Lines by Lee

I am not one of those parents. For years proud parents have sent out Christmas letters (or posts) with updates on their family and all the accomplishments of their children. My sons are fine young...

 

Christmas Eve Service Planned at St. John's

The Loysburg Reformed Church is inviting the public to attend its Christmas Eve service, starting at 9 p.m. On Dec. 24. the Rev. Dr. David M. Meckley, pastor, will lead the service of lessons and carols and offer a meditation. Special music will be...

 

Christian Singles Plan Christmas Party for Dec. 20

Christian Singles will meet together at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Pete and Carol Imler’s barn in Roaring Spring for their annual Christmas party. Special guest will be Pastor David McClanahan of Smith Corner Church, East Freedom. The evening...

 

Connect with Faith During Christmas, Holiday Season

People of all religions can choose to rekindle or fully embrace their respective faiths and make them a priority this time of year. The following are just a few ways to be more faithful this holiday season. • Attend a religious service one or...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Luke 1:26-38 St. Luke 1:39-45 St. Luke 1:46-56 Isaiah 7:14 & 9:2-7 St. Matthew 1:18-25 Philippians 2:5-11 St. Luke 2:25-38 Our second couple is not yet married when we...

 

Pirates Race Past C-K Bulldogs

The Williamsburg High School boys' basketball team earned its first victory Dec. 9, defeating Claysburg-Kimmel in Inter-County Conference action, 69-41. Williamsburg jumped out to a 19-7 lead after...

 

C-K Girls Defeat Williamsburg

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ team earned its first win of the season Dec. 10, defeating Williamsburg, 58-32. The host Lady Bulldogs raced to a 52-20 lead through three quarters. The squad drained 10 3-pointers, including three by Megan...

 

NB Earns First Win Under Meck

Northern Bedford’s boys’ basketball squad earned its first win of the season Dec. 9 with a 51-24 win at Forbes Road. The Panthers jumped out to a commanding 39-9 halftime lead. “We got after them early,” NB coach Randy Meck said of his...

 

Lady Panthers Endure Rough Week

Northern Bedford’s girls’ basketball squad could not overcome offensive struggles in a 49-29 home loss to Forbes Road Dec. 9. Forbes Road took a slight lead early in the game and benefitted from a scoreless Lady Panther second quarter to take an...

 

NB Wrestles Past Everett

The Northern Bedford High wrestling team earned six falls en route to a 61-12 victory against visiting Everett Dec. 10. Picking up falls for the Black Panthers were Brady Clark (152 pounds), Kyler States (160), Colby Imler (170), Dakota Korzec...

 

Lady Dragons Sweep Conference Foes

The Central Lady Dragons began Mountain League play last week and swept a pair of games. The Dragons raised their record to 3-1 after defeating Penns Valley and Bald Eagle Area. On Dec. 11 the Lady...

 

Central Boys Improve Record To 4-0

It was a busy and highly productive week for the Central Dragon basketball team as they swept three games including two in the Mountain League to raise their record to 4-0 on the season. On Monday the team opened league play, hosting Penns Valley. Th...

 

CHS Earns Hard-Fought Win Over Penns Valley

The Central grapplers hosted Mountain League opponent Penns Valley last Wednesday and recorded a hard-fought 40-34 victory. The Dragons won the opening four bouts to lead 22-0. Tyler Biesinger (113) and Luke Knisely (132) won by forfeits. Ian Crouch...

 

Extension: Be Smart, Safe Hunting Deer

The detection of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in several parts of Pennsylvania has some deer hunters wondering whether they should continue with their fall traditions, but a food safety specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural...

 

C-K Wrestlers Lose Twice

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School wrestling team suffered a 42-22 lost at West Branch Dec. 10. C-K’s Hunter Knisely (126 pounds), Levi Brown (160) and Kobe Harr (170) earned falls. Cole Claycomb scored a major decision at 138. On Dec. 12, C-K lost...

 

Shades of Joy Ages 5-7 Winner

Ryan Zimmerman, 6, of New Enterprise, is the Morrisons Cove Herald's first-place winner for ages 5 to 7 in the annual Shades of Joy coloring contest. Ryan will receive a prize for his...

 

Shades of Joy Ages 8-11 Winner

Rosalie Zimmerman, 10, of New Enterprise, is the Morrisons Cove Herald's first-place winner for ages 8 to 11 in the annual Shades of Joy coloring contest. Rosalie will receive a prize for her...

 

Mennonite Drawings for the Herald's Annual Christmas Jingles 2019 – Part I

These drawings appear in the Herald's annual Christmas edition....

 

Mennonite Drawings for the Herald's Annual Christmas Jingles 2019 – Part II

These drawings appear in the Herald's annual Christmas edition....

 

Shades of Joy Ages 5-7 Second Place

Kendra Newswanger, 5, of Williamsburg, is the Morrisons Cove Herald's second-place winner for ages 5 to 7 in the annual Shades of Joy coloring contest. Kendra will receive a prize for her...

 

Shades of Joy Ages 8-11 Second Place

Twylene Nolt, 10, of Woodbury, is the Morrisons Cove Herald's second-place winner for ages 8 to 11 in the annual Shades of Joy coloring contest. Twylene will receive a prize for her...

 

Martinsburg Elementary School Fourth Graders Pen Poems

The students in the fourth-grade classes at Martinsburg Elementary penned acrostic poems. MRS. BARBARINI’S CLASS Christ Hot Chocolate Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer Icicles Snowman, Frosty the Snowman Toys Mrs. Claus A family is nice to have on...

 

Holiday Acrostics Written by Claysburg-Kimmel Fourth Graders

The fourth-grade classes at Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School wrote acrostics for the holidays. MRS. CAMPBELL CLASS Santa North Pole Ornaments Winter Mistletoe Abominable Nutcracker Westen Benton Carols Ham Rudolph Ice skating Sledding Tree...

 

Williamsburg's Grade 4 Writes Cinquains and Poems

The students in fourth grade at Williamsburg Elementary School penned cinquain and haikus poems. A cinquain consists of five lines. Line 1: one word (subject or noun). Line 2: two words (adjectives) that describe Line 1. Line 3: three words (action...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    December 19, 2019

Santa, Mrs. Claus Visit Long's Outpost in Martinsburg

On Saturday, Dec. 7, children were found whispering, laughing and, yes, even crying at Long's Outpost in Martinsburg and New Paris. Excitement was in the air with the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Santa...

 

State Preserves Area Farm

Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board on Dec. 12 announced that it had added the Lillie M. Negley Farm, a 160-acre crop farm in Huston Township, to the 2,763 additional acres on 30 farms in 16 counties preserved through the state’s...

 

Mile Level Physical Therapy to Open Claysburg Office

Mile Level Physical Therapy (MLPT) has announced that it will be expanding its service to Claysburg and surrounding areas starting January 2, 2020. Since 2004, MLPT has been providing physical...

 

Central High School Names Rotary 'Students of the Month'

Central High School Rotary "Students of the Month" for September through December have been announced. Clint Curfman Clint Curfman, son of Craig and Diane Curfman, is September's "Student of the...

 

Everett Railroad Receives Grant From the State

PennDOT announced on Dec. 12 the approval of 26 rail freight improvement projects that will enhance freight mobility while creating or sustaining more than 390 jobs across Pennsylvania. Included in the list is the Everett Railroad of Blair County,...

 

NB Athletes Headed to College

Ian Sherlock (upper photo) is headed to Shippensburg University for cross-country and track and field. Seated with Ian are his mother, Denise Thomas, and father, Wayne Sherlock (also NB's...

 

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