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  • Sarah Reese

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 Edna (Hammel) Snyder. She married Daniel Reese June 25, 1968. She is survived by her husband; two daughters: Danyel Treece and husband Steven Treece, Jr. of Robertsdale, and Dana Treece and husband Joel of Roaring Spring; six grandchildren: Autumn Treece (Clint Roberts), Tiffany Treece, Danica...

  • Roger Lee Snyder

    Dec 23, 2021

    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, Lindsay Garman and husband Rob of Duncansville; four grandchildren: Amber Stallard, Mackenzie Garman, Logan Garman, and Zachary Stallard; four siblings: Anna Ridenour and husband Jonathan, Abigail Corle and husband Roy, Daniel Snyder and wife Rebecca, and John Snyder and wife Christina; and many nieces...

  • Nancy Viola Ray

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 and Pearl Viola (Hoffman) Over. On Sept. 17, 1954, she married George William Ray in Altoona. He preceded her in death Aug. 10, 1993, following 39 years of marriage. She is survived by four children: Eugene A. (Donna) Ray of Rochester, Mass, Susan L. O’Shea (Michael) of Halifax, VA, Dale W. (Jane)...

  • Cathy Jo (Koontz) Hart

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 20, 1971, at the New Enterprise Church of the Brethren, she was united in marriage to Daniel L. Hart; he preceded her in death Aug. 6, 2018. Cathy loved being a school bus driver and drove for 37 years. She first drove for Ed and Dorie Benson and recently, Carbaugh Bussing and Leidy Transportation....

  • Melissa M. Merritts

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 Merritts; sisters: Nicole Merritts and Jaylene Hoover. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, 328 5th Ave., Altoona....

  • Robert Hoover Jr.

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 his son Weston. He was a graduate of Northern Bedford High School, a member of Hopewell Grace Brethren Church, and a graduate of ICM Business School. He was also the owner and president of Ripcord Roofing Inc. Bobby was the son of Ellen Jane and Brian Beck of East Freedom and the late Robert Hoover...

  • Grace E. Grove

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 Williamsburg, daughter of the late Robert Lloyd and Ruhama (Anderson) Robley. On May 16, 1958 she married Ralph W. Grove in Woodbury Township. He preceded her in death March 7, 2003. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Grace was the last of nine children, being preceded in death by two sisters: Jenny...

  • Gary L. Hammel

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 (Thorwart) Hammel. He married Bonnie Lindsey May 26, 1973. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Chrissy Dively and husband Larry of East Freedom and Erica Holes of East Freedom; two grandchildren: Katie and Caleb; and two sisters: Shirley Way and husband Hubert of East Freedom and Barbara...

  • Robert E. "Bob" Baker

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 Spring, April 18, 1944, to the late Charles A. and V. Romaine (Replogle) Baker. Surviving in addition to his wife are his children; Kelly A. wife of Tim Elliott of Jonestown, Amy D. wife of Christopher Keller of Lebanon, Angela S. Baker of Lebanon; five grandchildren: Braden husband of Kari Elliott, Cady Ell...

  • Charles H. Oldham

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 June 27, 1959, he was united in marriage to Linda L. (Slagenweit) Oldham. She preceded him in death July 28, 2020. He is survived by a son Rodney L. Oldham of Martinsburg; son Dean A. Oldham (wife Nancy) of Roaring Spring; son Gary P. Oldham of Delaware; grandchildren Mitchel (wife Erin), Ashley, Jordan,...

  • Dorothy Mae Leach

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 is survived by a son Richard Leach (wife, Alice) of New Enterprise; son Daryl Leach (wife, Belinda) of James Creek; sister Maisie Bingenheimer; as well as five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and two step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her...

  • David S. Biddle

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 Kathy L. Nichols. He is survived by his loving wife; his parents; two children, Kiersten L. and Connor D. Biddle, both at home; a sister, Kathy S. Guffey (Dr. Michael) of Cranberry Township; a brother, Jonathan L. Biddle of Roaring Spring; niece and nephews, Aiden, Quinn and Kaitlyn Guffey;...

  • Ronald K. Ayers

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 David E. and Thelma (Beach) Ayers. On Feb. 3, 1954, he married Shirley M. Metzker at Diehl’s Crossroads Brethren Church. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years; three daughters, Diane Kensinger of Florida, Deb Balkavich of Bellwood, and Lori (Wayne) Manges of Florida; a grandson, Douglas (Br...

  • Cynthia "Cindy" Barnes

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Dr. Richard Barnes; sons Matthew and wife Allyson, of Fletcher, NC; and Thomas of Indiana; a grandson, Garrett, who brought her so much joy; brother David and wife Christel of Allison Park; sister Susan Kadlecik and husband John of Plum Borough...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    JENNIFER R. HOFFMAN|Dec 23, 2021

    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. Sacrifice. Murder. And, because of his dark imagination and what others believe he may achieve, grisly murders continue to happen so others can join him. Paul Adams knew Charlie as part of his outcast friend group. We meet Paul as a teenager, being taken in for the murder of a friend. We meet him...

  • "Ho Ho Ho"

    GEORGE DEMPSIE, For the Herald|Dec 23, 2021

    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 conversations amongst my classmates in the cafeteria had swayed me and I had finally given in to rational thought. There was simply no way Santa Claus could be both at J.C. Penney’s AND Mason’s department store at the same time! There would be no more cookies and milk left on the kitchen table for fut...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 donated. Many businesses contributed large quantities of potatoes, pastry and buckwheat flour, groceries, bed linens and cleaning products. Cash donations from all towns from the northern to southern ends of the Cove ranged from 25 cents to five dollars. A gift of $100 was received from the Blank Book...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 after hours of “remorseful sobbing”. State Police and Dr. Daniel M. Replogle, Blair County Coroner, pieced together the story from interviews with the Rhodes’ children, who were in the home at the time of the shootings. Their nine year old daughter left the house around 9 a.m. the next morni...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 contained by members of the mill’s emergency action team and local firefighters. Martinsburg Borough Council agreed to an increase in its annual donation to Memorial Park to help with park expenses. In other years, council allocated $1,000, but agreed to $3,500 due to the financial crunch the park was exp...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 community support for an off leash dog park. Anna O. Cramer of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Williamsburg, died at the age of 100. Mrs. Cramer was a native of Keckovce, Slovakia and emigrated to Williamsburg at the age of 11. Noah Over, a 15-year-old Northern Bedford student and scout from...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Dec 23, 2021

    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. Brother Thompson had been passing through the deep waters of affliction, which made it necessary for a suspension of his sprightly paper. Dr. Garver was increasing the capacity for generating steam. The demand for steam heat was growing rapidly. Samuel Stoner and sister, Miss Mary Stoner, of Brown County,...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 was still a member of the church and occasionally delivered the message during worship. The Pa. Department of Agriculture was looking for farms in the area to be listed as vacation farms in the 1972 Pennsylvania Farm Vacation Directory. Farmers who were willing to accept paying guests to supplement...

  • Fred L. Fouse Jr.

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 Fred L. Sr. and Dorothy M. (Lohr) Fouse. On Feb. 2, 1969, he married Jolene K. Bush at the Martinsburg Memorial Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years; two sons: Bruce A. Fouse of James Creek and Brian W. Fouse (Wendy) of Entriken; two grandchildren: Mindy Nicholas and...

  • Newcomers to the Cove: Harvest Time

    JOSEPH WALK, For the Herald|Dec 23, 2021

    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 – yellow, white, or bicolor. Last fall Nancy and I watched with fascination as local farmers used giant machines to harvest cornfields near our home. The driver of the John Deere corn harvester methodically completed many rows at a time. As the machine went to and fro, trucks drove alongside collecting t...

  • Local Businessman Dies at 52

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 on the C&S Market Facebook page stated Cleveland “Loved every single one of his shoppers until the last second. He will forever be part of this community and life without him will never be the same.” Cleveland’s reach in the community extended beyond the market. He coached junior high boys’ basketb...

  • Roaring Spring Council President Addresses 'Misinformation' About Mountain Ground

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Dec 23, 2021

    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. Green said some of the comments made at last month’s meeting regarding the mountain ground were not factual. “I do think we need to reply to some of those comments,” Green said. Green said he has heard comments that the Pennsylvania Game Commission is functioning as a private police force to manag...

  • A Bing Christmas

    PASTOR LEE SEESE|Dec 23, 2021

    ‘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 about past December memories or the recent holiday play? Shall he consider Mary, Joseph and the baby in the hay? So, he asked the Lord to give him a plan; an idea that would be pleasing to each woman and man. Then up in his mind there finally came one thing. What if he focused on songs that were sung by Bing....

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

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 humanities across the state. Grantees join the new PA SHARP Learning Network, a statewide learning group that fosters resource sharing, networking, professional development, and mutual support. Among these grantees are two Blair County organizations: • Blair County Historical Society, $16,000 • C...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr|Dec 23, 2021

    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 Him. But, I believe we can ask the Holy Spirit to teach us other things by examining this parable. 1. Do you think the younger son learned to accept being a son who had no wealth but could still be satisfied to know he had the intense love of his father? 2. Do you think the older son came to u...

  • Loysburg Reformed Church to Have Christmas Eve Service

    Dec 23, 2021

    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. The service will consist of lessons and carols, a brief message on the meaning of Christmas by Rev. Dr. David M. Meckley, pastor, and special music. It will conclude with lighting of candles held by each individual attending as they gather in a circle around the sanctuary for the singing of “Silent N...

  • Public Notice

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 building, for the purpose of reorganizing, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at 7 p.m. The regular business meeting for January will convene immediately following the conclusion of the reorganization meeting. 2022 January Organizational & Regular Township Meeting Notice The Board of Supervisors of Woodbury Township,... Full story

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

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 road, board airplanes or take other transportation out of town between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2. That dramatic bounce-back — 27.7 million more people traveling — will bring this year’s numbers to 92 percent of 2019 levels. Airlines will see a 184 percent increase from last year. Daily Worst and Best Times to...

  • Try Out These Local Christmas Recipes

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 blended; gradually add cake mix and mix well. Fold in the chips and bits. Drop by tablespoonful 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Linda Steele Roaring Spring Eggless Snowflake Doughnuts 1 cup...

  • W-Burg Pulls Off A Wet Parade

    Dec 23, 2021

    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

    Dec 23, 2021

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

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

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 32 Senior Community Centers in 27 counties across the commonwealth submitted ornaments in response to an annual request by the department. The tree will remain in the rotunda until Jan. 10. “Every year, the Department of Aging receives a tremendous number of ornaments from the senior centers with l...

  • Home Holiday Safety Tips

    Dec 23, 2021

    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. “This time of year, we are all eager to spend time with friends and family in front of warm fires, decorating trees and lighting candles,” said Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman. “However, it is important for Pennsylvanians to remember the steps they can take to keep themselves, their families a...

  • Cove Lane School Shows Their Artistic Skills

    Dec 23, 2021

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

  • Piney Creek School Students Show Herald Art Talent

    Dec 23, 2021

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

  • Local Children Participate in Herald's Yearly Jingles

    Dec 23, 2021

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

  • Williamsburg's Grade 4 Writes Cinquains and Poems

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 verbs) that relate to Line 1. Line 4: four words (feelings or a complete sentence) that relates to Line 1. Line 5: one word (synonym of Line 1 or a word that sums it up). Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of three lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have five...

  • Northern Bedford 4th Graders Show Off Poetry Skills

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 ye faithful Lights Icicles Decorate Away in a manger Yellow star upon the tree Adaya B. Holidays Ornaments Toys Christmas Holly Outstanding lights Caroling Overboard on holiday spirit Letting presents under the tree Amazing food Teamwork on decorating Endless fun Alexandra S. Fun Adore Month Inspire Love Year C...

  • Martinsburg Elementary Pens Acrostics, Cinquains

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 on Tree to unwrap gifts Massive presents A happy time for family Sometime with friends and family Emma S. Cards for family Happy times for all Rudolph red nose reindeer Igloos fun Snow Tree Movies Angel Santa Laylani V. Snow Angel North Pole Tree All presents Maddox W. Sled Angels are good Naughty or...

  • Claysburg-Kimmel Grade 4 Writes Acrostics

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 Merry Christmas Adven calender Snowflake Sophia Bowser CAROL HO HO HO REINDEER ICICLES STOCKING TOYS MISTLETOE ANGEL’S SNOW GLOBE Aunnika Imler Christmas Amazing Nice Delicious Yummy Candy Angel North pole Eat Raylen Mowery Sled Noel One Want gifts Leland Regitz Candy Holiday Rudulph Inteligent Snow Tin...

  • Shades of Joy Winners

    Dec 23, 2021

    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

    Dec 23, 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 provided a directory. We invite you to spend some time enjoying the Jingles written by area students. We hope they will add to your enjoyment of the Christmas season. Sincerely, The Herald Staff Editor’s Note: Submissions were edited for format only. No content was changed by the Herald staff. I would like to...

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

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 sediment pollution. Nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus) pollution and eroded sediment enter streams, rivers, and lakes from widely dispersed human activities on the land, such as using too much fertilizer, plowing and tilling farm fields, stripping away trees and vegetation, and expanding concrete and...

  • Cheerleaders Collect Hats For Homeless

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 parade can be found on Page B-10....

  • Elementary Students Write to Santa to Get More than Christmas Presents

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 Hospital of Pittsburgh....

  • -Ask the Williamsburgers-

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Dec 23, 2021

    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 is what a few had to say: Marge Troxell: Anything my parents gave me Nancy Brua: Unexpected Ones Holly Hamilton: Honestly, probably all of the hope I’ve inspired in others just by doing one thing – I never knew for sure if anyone else would notice. Stan Grove: 30-30 rifle when I was 13 years old Ken Westover:...

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