Morrisons Cove Herald - Putting cows on the front page since 1885.

Articles from the December 23, 2021 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 50 of 79



Sarah Reese

Sarah Reese, 71, of Roaring Spring, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 in Conemaugh Nason Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 25, 1950, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Albert and...

 

Roger Lee Snyder

Roger Lee Snyder, 68, of Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday Dec. 9, 2021, at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 20, 1953, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Albert and Edna (Hammel) Snyder. He is survived by a daughter,...

 

Nancy Viola Ray

Nancy Viola Ray, 84, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday morning, Dec. 18, 2021, at her residence. She was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Altoona, daughter of the late Lewis William...

 

Cathy Jo (Koontz) Hart

Cathy Jo (Koontz) Hart, 68, of Woodbury, lost her battle with lung cancer Dec. 14, 2021. She was born June 29, 1953, in Roaring Spring; daughter of the late Jake and Janice (Walter) Koontz. On March...

 

Melissa M. Merritts

Melissa M. Merritts, 53 of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at Nason Hospital. She was born April 18, 2021, in Altoona, a daughter of the late James T. Merritts and Shirley K. (Harshbarger) Merritts. She is survived by a son, Caleb...

 

Robert Hoover Jr.

This passage is to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Robert Hoover Jr. Bob was born Feb. 15, 1974, and left us Dec. 14, 2021. Bob resided in Roaring Spring with companion Kassandra Perry and...

 

Grace E. Grove

Grace E. Grove, 91, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 16, 2021, at Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield. She was born Jan. 24, 1930, in rural...

 

Gary L. Hammel

Gary L. Hammel, 71, of Donnertown, passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at UPMC Altoona after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 17, 1950, in Claysburg the son of the late Howard and Johanna...

 

Robert E. "Bob" Baker

Robert E. “Bob” Baker, 77, of Annville, passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. He was the husband of Ann M. (Weyant) Baker, with whom he celebrated 55 years in marriage. Bob was born in Roaring...

 

Charles H. Oldham

Charles H. Oldham, 84, of Hollidaysburg, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Dec. 17, 2021 at the Hollidaysburg Lutheran Home.  He was born on Aug. 14, 1937, in Yellow Spring, Williamsburg; son of the late Shannon and Blanche (Stern) Oldham. On...

 

Dorothy Mae Leach

Dorothy Mae Leach, 90, of Claysburg, formerly of S. Woodbury Township, passed away Dec. 19, 2021, at Cornerstone Personal Care Home. She was born Feb. 13, 1931, in S. Woodbury Township; daughter of the late George F. and Mary (Claar) Musselman. She...

 

David S. Biddle

David S. Biddle, 47, of Duncansville, went to be with the Lord Monday, after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of Donald A. and Beverly A. (Stonerook) Biddle. On Nov. 29, 1997, he married...

 

Ronald K. Ayers

Ronald K. Ayers, 88, of Martinsburg, passed away early Thursday morning December 16, 2021, at The Village at Morrison’s Cove, Martinsburg. He was born March 13, 1933, in Henrietta, son of the late...

 

Cynthia "Cindy" Barnes

Cynthia “Cindy” Barnes, 68, of Indiana, passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a battle with leukemia. The daughter of Norman “Mike” and Dolores (Ciesinski) Chuderewicz, she was born Feb. 7, 1953, in...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

The world of dreams is fascinating. Charlie Crabtree was so enamored by it he wanted to live there. He would do anything to escape the real world to live in the dream world. No price was too high....

 

"Ho Ho Ho"

Note: The author of this editorial would like to alert readers that this is for parents only. It should not be read by or to little ones. My mind was made up. Being a mature second grader, I decided that I no longer believed in Santa Claus. The...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 23, 1921 Thanksgiving donations for Nason Hospital through the school children and individuals covered 1 ½ columns in the Herald. Hundreds of items including laundry soap, rice, canned fruits and vegetables and dried beans were...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 26, 1946 Thelma Leona (Edwards) Rhodes, 30, was shot and killed in her Huston Township home, authorities believed, by her husband, Herman Lykens Rhodes on December 20. Police theorized that he died by his own hand some six hours later...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 19, 1996 An explosion at Appleton Papers’ Spring Mill knocked out a wall but caused no injuries. Boiler house employees were resetting the boiler when the explosion occurred at 1 a.m. on Dec 17. A fire broke out but was quickly...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 22, 2011 Directors of the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park were considering adding a Dog Park to generate income. Roseanne Conrad, executive director, presented a study that had been conducted over the past year that showed strong...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 24, 1896 James O. Ruggles died at his home of typhoid pneumonia. He had been ill for nine days. He was 32 years old and was employed as a blacksmith. After a suspension since November 4th, the Saxton Herald went to print again....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 23, 1971 Cathedral chimes were donated to the Claysburg Church of God in honor of the Rev. Charles L. Cox by his wife, Mrs. Edith Cox. The Rev. Mr. Cox, 91, a resident of Claysburg, served the Claysburg church from 1926 until 1952. He...

 

Fred L. Fouse Jr.

Fred L. Fouse Jr., 73, of James Creek, Huntingdon County, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 16, 2021, at Penn Highlands Healthcare, Dubois. He was born March 25, 1948, in Entriken, son of the late...

 

Newcomers to the Cove: Harvest Time

Corn. Sweet corn! How Nancy and I love to eat corn on the cob grown here in the Cove! From July until early October, we enjoy delicious kernels of sweet goodness. We buy from several local establishments, trying to determine which we like best ...

 

Local Businessman Dies at 52

The Claysburg and Cove-area communities lost more than a businessman with the death of Timothy Cleveland, who passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 14 at the age of 52. Cleveland was the owner of C&S Markets in Martinsburg and Claysburg. A message posted...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 23, 2021

Roaring Spring Council President Addresses 'Misinformation' About Mountain Ground

The new policy regarding Plum Creek Mountain continues to draw protests from some people, prompting Roaring Spring Borough Council President Rodney Green to open the Dec. 13 council meeting addressing what he said is misinformation regarding the land...

 

A Bing Christmas

‘Twas just days before Christmas and this columnist thought, “Will I be able to write creatively for the big day or not?” He went to his keyboard with a slipper on each foot, glad to not have to go down a chimney with soot. Would he write...

 

Pa Humanities Announces $1.4 Million in Recovery Funds to 92 Organizations

PA Humanities announced $1.4 million in recovery funds to 92 Pennsylvania organizations. Called PA SHARP (Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan), the initiative provides up to $20,000 in funding to strengthen and grow the...

 

Thought for the Week

Let’s look again at the Luke passage. Remember this is a parable. Jesus is attempting to teach people God loves them with a desperate love that willingly forgives and wants His children to be like...

 

Loysburg Reformed Church to Have Christmas Eve Service

The Loysburg Reformed Church is inviting the public to attend its Christmas Eve candlelight service Friday, Dec. 24, in the church sanctuary, 1698 Woodbury Pike. The time for the traditional service has been moved from 9 p.m. to 7 p.m. this year....

 

Public Notice

Woodbury Borough Council 2022 Meetings Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 5 (Tues.), Aug. 1, Sept. 6 (Tues.), Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5. Huston Township Meeting Date The Huston Township Supervisors will meet, at the township... Full story

 

'Tis the Season: More than 109 Million Americans to Travel for the Holidays

Americans who had to cancel getaways and get-togethers last year are making up for lost time this holiday season. AAA projects more than 109 million people — an almost 34 percent increase from 2020 — will travel 50 miles or more as they hit the...

 

Try Out These Local Christmas Recipes

Butterscotch Toffee Cookies (Yields 5 dozen cookies) Ingredients: 2 eggs 1/2 cup Canola Oil 1 box Butter Pecan cake mix 1 package butterscotch chips 1 pkg. Heath Milk Chocolate English Toffee bits In a large mixing bowl beat eggs and oil until...

 

W-Burg Pulls Off A Wet Parade

The Williamsburg Christmas Parade, originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, was postponed for Saturday, Dec. 18....

 

Students from South Cove School Draw Christmas Pictures for the Herald

Five students from South Cove School sent in drawings for the Herald....

 

Pa. Seniors Create Handmade Ornaments For the State Capitol Holiday Tree

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging announced that visitors to the State Capitol Main Rotunda during the holiday season can check out handmade ornaments hung on the holiday tree that were created by Pennsylvania seniors. Older adults from more than...

 

Home Holiday Safety Tips

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner today are highlighting the common dangers associated with holiday décor ranging from dehydrated Christmas trees to unattended candles to decorative outside lighting....

 

Cove Lane School Shows Their Artistic Skills

Cove Lane School submitted four drawings to the Herald....

 

Piney Creek School Students Show Herald Art Talent

Three students from Piney Creek School contributed to the Herald's holiday art this year....

 

Local Children Participate in Herald's Yearly Jingles

Two local children submitted artwork to be featured in the Herald's Christmas edition....

 

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...

 

Northern Bedford 4th Graders Show Off Poetry Skills

MRS. BLACKBURN’S CLASS Really joyful U better not pout Decoration On Christmas Eve  Loving with joy Happy holiday Please have a great Christmas Dane B. Holly jolly  Ornaments Love Ice Deck the halls  Advent You Ilsa B. Hot cocoa  O, come all...

 

Martinsburg Elementary Pens Acrostics, Cinquains

MRS. DALANSKY’S CLASS Candy Holidays Rudolph Icicles Santa Toys Mistletoe Angel Snow Zoee B. Celebrating Jesus’s birthday Happy events with family and friends Rudolph shorts on Nickelodeon to watch Ice on the windows to look at Snow that we play...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Grade 4 Writes Acrostics

MRS. OCKER’S CLASS Snowy Northern Ornaments Winter Colby Draeger Candy Art North pole December 25 Yum Candy cane Angel Nice Elf Lawson Black Joy In that sound Neighing Going on a ride Love Elf Kamrin Keller Candy Holidays Rain deer Ice Snow Tree Me...

 

Shades of Joy Winners

Two winners and two second-place winners were chosen for the Herald's annual Shades of Joy coloring contest....

 

The Herald's Annual Christmas Jingles 2021

The Herald again this year proudly presents Jingles – poems and art by Cove-area school students. This year we asked fourth-grade classes for their contributions. For the ease of those trying to find a particular student’s effort, we’ve...

 

$17.4 Million to Improve Local Water Quality for Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Governor Tom Wolf announced $17.4 million in grant funding for projects in 33 counties across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, highlighting their path-breaking work to improve the health of local streams, rivers, and lakes by reducing nutrient and...

 

Cheerleaders Collect Hats For Homeless

The Varsity Cheerleaders braved the elements to collect hats during the Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 18. Girls collected over 40 hats for surrounding homeless shelters. More photos from the...

 

Elementary Students Write to Santa to Get More than Christmas Presents

The elementary students wrote Letters to Santa and local organizations donated $2 for each letter that was written. Over 300 letters were collected and a donation of $1,000 was made to the Children's...

 

-Ask the Williamsburgers-

My mom Suzanne is always stuck getting my name when we exchange gifts for Christmas, saying “I’m the hardest person to buy for.” This, however, inspired my question for the week – what is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received? Here...

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021