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How Agnes Hit the Rest of the Cove

Fifty years later, there is still no doubt that Williamsburg, sitting along the bank of the little Juniata River, suffered the worst damage from Agnes. But other areas of the Cove were impacted as well. The following accounts are from the archives...

50-Year Anniversary of Tropical Storm Agnes Brings Back Memories for W-burg Residents

Richard Brantner Sr. remembers it well. He was Williamsburg's police chief for just a few months when the rain and flooding began. He was 24 years old and had just gotten out of the Navy when he...

Early Deadline For Fourth of July

The advertisement deadline for the July 7 edition will be Thursday, June 30, by 5 p.m. Editorial/obituary submission deadline will be Friday, July 1, by 5 p.m. The Herald office will be closed Monday, July 4, to allow staff to celebrate the holiday...

Nason Auxiliary Awards Scholarship

The Nason Auxiliary awarded their annual scholarship to Ashley Kichman. Kichman is the daughter of Carrie and John Kichman. She is a graduate of Northern Bedford High School...

SCSD Finalizes, Adopts 2022-23 Budget

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors voted unanimously by an 8-0 vote to adopt the final 2022-23 General Fund Budget in the amount of $30,105,921, reflecting a 2 percent increase in tax millage, setting the final tax millage at 11.25...

Erratic Behavior at East Freedom Taco Bell Lands Woman in Jail

A woman’s erratic behavior at the East Freedom Taco Bell led to a struggle with police and a short foot chase. According to Freedom Township police, at approximately 5 p.m. on June 13, officers were called to the Taco Bell for a report of a...

NBC Middle School Holds Awards Assembly

President’s Educational Excellence Awards Grade 8: Elisa Camenga, daughter of Andrew & Kristin Camenga Shelby Dively, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Blair Dively Olivia Helsel, daughter of Mr. Joey Helsel & Mrs. Kim Helsel Caitlyn Houp, daughter of Mr. &...

Women's Civic Club Honors Tate

For many who attended Williamsburg Elementary School, Donna Tate is always remembered as one of the fourth grade teachers who left an indelible mark on her students. But for 20 years, Tate has served...

Grandson of W-burg Resident Graduates from Med School

Christopher M. Nicholas graduated from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia on May 6, 2022. He is the grandson of the late Dr. Marion A. Morelli and Ruth Morelli, RN...

Farm Show Members Meet with Catharine Supervisors

Farm Show Board President Jeff Walason attended last Thursday evening’s Catharine Township meeting. Walason, along with Treasurer Arianne Waddington, discussed the proposed Farm Show lease with supervisors. The lease presented would be for eight...

Congratulations, Central High School Baseball

After only five innings against the Lancaster Catholic Crusaders in the state championship, the Dragons left triumphant with a mercy-rule, 13-2 victory. With a state title on the line, the Dragons...

Central Dragons Crowned State Champs

Editor's Note: Like these photos? Reprints are available. Contact the Herald office at (814) 793-2144. The Dragons completed their perfect 27-0 season on Friday, defeating Lancaster Catholic in a...

Williamsburg Baseball Coach Bobby McCall to Retire

Williamsburg’s historic baseball season has come to an end. Williamsburg made it to the State Playoffs this year despite the odds being stacked against them. One of the main reasons Williamsburg was able to pull this off with the help of Head...

A Pair Of Fly Rods

This past winter I bought a pair of fly rods. I really did not need either of them, but for several reasons I wanted them. The first one was a Sage XP model, a model that is no longer produced. New,...

Seven Gymnasts to Compete in National Championship

Seven Garver YMCA Gymnasts have qualified for the 2022 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. The championships will be held June 22-26, 2022, in Toledo, Ohio, at the SeaGate Convention Center....

Krush Softball to Crush Other States

Claysburg's Krush Softball's 8th annual basket bingo donations resulted in the 18U and 12U teams being able to raise over $6,000 for their upcoming softball seasons. The girls will be traveling to...

Central Grad Selected for AMCC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team

The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference rounded out its 2021-22 All-Sportsmanship team on Wednesday with the announcement of the sportsmanship picks from the league’s spring sports teams. All teams that compete for an AMCC championship...

Central Grad Named MVP for Third Time

Cam Norris, Central High School graduate, was recently named Team Defensive MVP for the 2021 St. Vincent College Football team. This is the third consecutive time he was won this award. Here are some...

C-K Softball Finishes Season 20-5

Claysburg-Kimmel won 2-0 but lost their semi-final game to Conwell-Egan Catholic in Mechanicsburg, 7-2. C-K's final record was...

Center for Rural Pa. Offers Profile of Rural Women

Dr. Diane S. Shinberg of Indiana University of Pennsylvania used data from the 2005-09 and 2014-18 American Community Survey (ACS) to create a profile of rural Pennsylvania women. Here are some key findings: • Older rural women tended to live...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The Roaring Spring Borough Council recently let me down, along with many friends and neighbors and people that I know. The mountain ground, that was practically given to the borough in the 1800s, was sold under the radar of many...

Roaring Spring Community Library's June Activities

Check out the library’s Seed Library. Stop by or visit https://tinyurl.com/mw9e49t7 to view inventory. Chalk the Walk – Every Wednesday starting June 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Whimsical Wednesday Nights – Every Wednesday starting June 15 at 6 p.m....

Newcomers to the Cove: The Pledge

Mark Twain is credited with writing, “Patriotism is supporting your country all of the time and your government when it deserves it.” There is some logic in that statement. Mark Twain knew the foibles of government, but he was also a patriotic...

Denis Wayne Royer

Denis Wayne Royer passed away May 22, 2022, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, his sister, Margo, and his nephew, Adam. Denis was born in Altoona, PA and spent his childhood in Williamsburg, where he participated in high school...

Lauretta Beryle (Baker) McClelland

Lauretta Beryle McClelland, 83, of Roaring Spring, formerly of East Freedom, passed away Friday, June 10, 2022, at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. She was born June 9, 1939, in Roaring Spring the daughter of the late Paul Baker and Mary...

Charles Lloyd Musselman Sr.

Charles Lloyd Musselman Sr., 91, of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday evening, June 16, 2022, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. He was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Claysburg, son of the late...

Harry Deforrest Keith

Harry Deforrest Keith, 96, of Entriken, went home to be with Jesus, June 18, 2022, while surrounded by his loving family at home. He was born April 3, 1926, the son of Jesse and Alice (Stunkard)...

Bean Hill's Past, Present, and Future

It’s black leather and measures five inches by nine inches, with a firm clasp along the top rim and is filled with a host of things depicting the life of a teen age girl in the 1950s. The dusty clutch bag was found secreted away in an opening of...

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Farm Show Royalty and Vendors Wanted It’s almost time once again for the Williamsburg Community Farm Show. The Farm Show will be held on Aug. 21-26. For more information on how to become a vendor, head over to their website. The Farm Show...

Ask the Williamsburgers

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and I’m always in the mood for food. For this week’s question – before I start my recipe section again – I wanted to know: What is your favorite 4th of July food? Here is what a few residents of...

Aaron Reynolds Reaches Eagle Scout Rank

Northern Bedford graduate Aaron Reynolds has been an active Boy Scout in Troop 358, located in Martinsburg, since 2016. After earning 43 merit badges, double the required amount, and 226 hours of...

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 28, 2012 The Cove Relay for Life raised $146,927. Twenty-six teams participated in the 24-hour event. Martinsburg was busily preparing for the July 4 celebration at Memorial Park. Events included the Little Miss Morrisons Cove...

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 26, 1947 The Church of the Brethren took a stand against compulsory military service at its 101st Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida. A resolution adopted at the meeting read in part, “war and preparations for war are...

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 26, 1997 The Williamsburg Presbyterian Church was set to permanently close its doors after 181 years of ministry. The Williamsburg church was the last Presbyterian church in the Cove. Plans were underway for the Agricultural Parade...

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 30, 1922 Miss Anna Neff Martin of Martinsburg and Mr. Clair L. Calhoun of Altoona were united in marriage at the bride’s home by Rev. Francis Garden of the Presbyterian Church. “I Love You Truly” was sung by Miss Elizabeth B....

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 29, 1972 The Cove was drying out after the worst flooding since 1936 in the wake of remnants of Hurricane Agnes. Williamsburg, on the banks of the Juniata River, received the most damage in the area. Weekly classes were being held at...

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 24, 1897 The Pennsylvania Railroad announced that for the benefit of persons desiring to take advantage of the National Holiday on the Fourth of July, it was selling excursion tickets between all stations including Pittsburgh and...

Thought for the Week

You have heard it. A blaring sound comes across your media. The words are: “This is a test. This is only a test…” Then you will be told it is not an emergency but if it had been an actual emergency, you would be told what to do. This test is...

Growth

Biblical text: Mark 4:26-32 I am sure that many of you can relate to the image of a special door frame in your house where your parents or grandparents would periodically stand you very carefully, heels pressed tightly against the wall so they...

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