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Fire strikes Martinsburg laundromat

Fire struck the Martinsburg laundromat Sunday night, causing significant damage to the laundry area and displacing a family from the second-floor apartment. No one was injured in the fire. The family... Full story

Williamsburg and Claysburg Losing Pharmacies as Dick's Ends a Long Run

Two Cove communities are losing a business with the announcement that Dick's Pharmacy, an Altoona-based business founded in 1928, will be permanently closing its doors this month. Dick's has two Cove...

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Reaches '500' Cath Milestone

Less than 10 months after opening a new cardiovascular catheterization (cath) lab, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, completed its 500th cardiac catheterization on Oct. 28, 2019. The...

Getting A Head Start On Christmas

Borough employees Dusty Russell (in bucket) and Brian Miller take advantage of the dry weather to install Christmas decorations along North Market Street in Martinsburg on Tuesday, Nov. 5....

Blair County Genealogical Society Celebrates 40 Years

Everywhere we go can be a lesson in history, all it takes is a little imagination and a willingness to look behind the surface of the present. Blair County is 173 years old and filled with stories of...

– Bedford and Blair Co. Selected Election Results –

Blair County’s Democratic Commissioner Ted Beam Jr. has apparently lost his bid for re-election, falling to challenger Democrat Laura Burke. Beam received 5,944 votes and Burke received 6,963. In Bedford County, the top story was in the race for...

Dallara, Lang, Baughman to Lead Bedford County; Emerick Takes Sheriff Race

Bedford County returned two incumbents to the commissioner's office while electing one new face. Unofficial results show Republican incumbents Josh Lang and Barry Dallara as the top vote getters...

Bedford County Historical Society To Host WWII Traveling Exhibit

As the nation commemorates the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, the Bedford County Historical Society will host a new traveling exhibition, We Can Do It! WWII, sponsored by Erie Insurance, The Eberly Foundation and the Institute...

Herald Launches Sister News Website to Serve Hollidaysburg Market

The Herald is reminding readers that it now publishes an online version and has launched a sister publication, the Hollidaysburg Herald. The online version of the Morrisons Cove Herald is free to all those who purchase print subscriptions. Those...

St. Matthew Names Accompanist

St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg will welcome Adam Smith as the new accompanist for its worship services on Sunday, Nov. 10. Smith is currently on the music staff of Penn State University in State College. He has had years of experience...

C-K Falls in Quarterfinals

Claysburg-Kimmel's Mackenzie Clemens sets up a teammate during District 6 playoff action Monday, Oct. 28, against Bishop McCort at Claysburg High School. The Lady Bulldogs swept the Crushers en route...

Norris Leads St. Vincent 'D'

Cam Norris, a graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg, is in his junior year at St. Vincent College, Latrobe. Norris, a member of the Bearcats' football team, made the transition from defensive...

Panthers Advance to D-5 1A Title Game

Northern Bedford sandwiched a game-clinching touchdown run around two crucial turnovers in the final two minutes of the game to clinch a spot in the District 5 Classs 1A championship game with a...

Bulldogs Advance to D-6 Quarterfinals

The Claysburg-Kimmel football team ran for 212 yards and five touchdowns during its 45-8 District 6 Class 1A opening-round playoff victory against visiting Penns Manor on Nov. 1. The fifth-seeded...

The Sportsman's Corner

Last fall, my son, Bob, and I did not get to hunt together during the autumn turkey season. Because of the heavy rain that occurred on the first day, I did not hunt. Bob, like our friend "Scout,"...

NB, C-K Alive in High School Football Postseason

Northern Bedford and Claysburg-Kimmel both survived the first weekend of postseason action Nov. 1 and 2. The second-seeded Black Panthers (8-3) have their sights fixed on their first District 5 Class...

Dragons' Rally Falls Short Against BEA

The 2019 football season came to a close last Friday night, Nov. 1, for the Central Scarlet Dragons, but not before the Dragons gave top-seeded Bald Eagle Area all they could handle. Playing at BEA’s home field, Central, seeded fourth, led early...

Fifth in the State

Northern Bedford High School junior Ian Zimmerman placed fifth in the PIAA Cross-Country Class 1A boys' Championship on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Hershey. Zimmerman ran the course in 16 minutes, 37...

Game Commission: Additional Sun. Hunting Won't Happen Next Year

Passing the state House of Representatives Oct. 29 by a 144-54 vote, legislation that would provide expanded Sunday hunting opportunities in Pennsylvania appears likely to become law soon. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission wants hunters to know...

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

Between the 1860s and 1930s, poor and orphaned children were sent to Canada as British Home Children. More than 118,000 were sent from England to Canada with the theory that they would receive...

All for One?

E pluribus unum. Even if you never studied Latin, that fairly simple phrase is probably very familiar. You may have only a passing interest in American history, but those words surely stand out. As...

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 21:17-26 Galatians 4:4-11 Romans 4:1-4 Romans 4:5-12 Romans 4:13-19 Romans 4:20-15:2 I Corinthians 9:19-23 Paul has arrived at Jerusalem at long last. His first days were...

Other Voices

By CHRIS SAINATO Pa. State Representative (D-Lawrence County) Our state is deep in a crisis that jeopardizes the safety of every Pennsylvanian. I do not make this claim lightly. It is a fact I have encountered each day of my nine years as...

Legislators Need to Put the Money Where the Boots Are

By BILL CHAIN For the Bay Journal News Service Pennsylvania’s final watershed implementation plan to clean up the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and meet its commitments under the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by 2025 is...

Lines by Lee

It's beginning to look a lot like...Election Day. While some local elections just concluded the election I am talking about what takes place in one year. It is hard to believe but the countdown to...

Sonja King Retires from Mutual Benefit Group

Sonja King of Huntingdon retired on Sept. 20 as a commercial lines fast-track underwriter with Mutual Benefit Group following a 29-year career in insurance. A graduate of Altoona School of Commerce...

Golf Tourney Raises Money

Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724 hosted its 10th annual golf scramble on Aug. 17 at the Sylvan Hills Golf Course, Altoona. A meal followed the tournament, catered by the Duncansville...

Northern Bedford Challenge Program

Students at Northern Bedford County High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program Inc. during a kick-off assembly at their school. The assembly theme was "Future Influencers:...

Junior Fair Person Award

Macy Walason (third from left), 19, of Alum Bank, was honored by the Pennsylvania State Fair Association on Oct. 24, with the Junior Fair Person Award for Zone 3. There are 24 fairs represented in...

Herald Travels to Outer Banks

Cara Lourenna "Smith" Rinker of Huntingdon and special friend Paul Crabtree of Venango County were spending Aug. 10-17 at Outer Banks-Salvo, N.C. They are holding a copy of the...

NB Middle School Recognizes Students

Northern Bedford County Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for September and October. September Ian Bithell, sixth grade, son of Liz and Dave Bithell Justina Thomas, sixth grade, daughter of Lorraine Thomas, participates in...

Herald travels by train to West Virginia

Deborah Scully, Lee Worley, Linda Strobert and Joyce Wilt took a copy of the Oct. 10, 2019, edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald while they toured with Freedom Excursions on the...

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 6, 1969 Martinsburg and Roaring Spring have been promised better cable television service within a month. At the borough council meetings of both communities Monday night, a representative of United Transmission Inc., explained the...

New Members of Alpha Beta Chapter

On Sept. 17, Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society inducted two new members at Hoss's Steak and Sea House in Bedford. Yvonne Bowser (right), an educator for 17 years, has served at...

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 9, 1944 For the second time within a period of a little over a month, members of the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire company were given a useless run when Saturday mid-night they were called to the mountain above Salemville only to find...

JAMEY D. 'JIM' SMITH

Jamey D. 'Jim' Smith, 60, of Roaring Spring, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. A funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 2, at Albright Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring. Pastor Dan Hammel and Jerry Stern officiated. Interment was made in...

DOROTHY L. BOGEL

Dorothy L. Bogel, 69, of Martinsburg, died Sunday evening, Nov. 3, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg, following a courageous battle with cancer. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing and services will be held at the convenience of...

DONALD C. RUSSELL

Donald C. Russell, 88, of Silver Creek, N.Y., died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. A funeral was held Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Riles & Woolley Funeral...

ARLETTA MAE (GABRIELSON) BOWERS

Arletta M. Bowers, 89, of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 31, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date....

MARIE C. FRYE

Marie C. Frye, 75, of Potetown, rural Roaring Spring, passed away late Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following a lengthy illness. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at John K....

DEATH RECORD

BOGEL, Dorothy L., 69, Martinsburg BOWERS, Arletta Marie (Gabrielson), 89, Martinsburg FRYE, Marie C., 75, Potetown, rural Roaring Spring RUSSELL, Donald C., 88, Silver Creek, N.Y., formerly of the Cove SMITH, Jamey D. “Jim,” 60, Roaring... Full story

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Community Events Calendar - Williamsburg

Submit an Event THURSDAY, NOV. 7 – Musical Entertainment by Bob and Stephanie Onkst – 10:45 a.m. at Williams- burg Senior Center. Information: 832-3625. • Food Bank Distribution – 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. • Fire... Full story

Public Notices

Notice Notice is hereby given that on November 14, 2019 at 6 p.m., the Board of Supervisors of North Woodbury Township, Blair County, PA, will meet at the North Woodbury Township Municipal Building, 113 Cranberry Road, Martinsburg, PA, (which...

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