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Memorial Park's J4 Returns to 'Normal' for 2021

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park has announced a full lineup of events for the popular "J4" holiday in the Cove. "The annual J4 celebration will again have rides, games and concessions," said Chuck...

South Woodbury Township Tables Christmas Decoration Project

The April regular meeting of South Woodbury Township was held on April 6 and lasted one and a half hours due to many items on the agenda. The treasurer’s report showed $2,115,387 in total liabilities and equity. Wastewater Treatment Facility...

Pennsylvania In Mid-Pack in Ranking of States' Tax Burdens

Pennsylvania ranks 23rd in the country when it comes to overall tax burden, according to a new analysis. The Keystone State’s property tax burden ranks 24th, individual income taxes at 19th and total sales and excise tax at 32nd according to...

Voters Reminded to Register to Vote by May 3 for Primary Election

With the May 18 municipal primary election fast approaching, Pa. Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminds eligible Pennsylvanians that the deadline to register to vote is May 3. “I encourage all eligible voters to make sure that...

Greenfield Township Buys New Police Vehicle; Sets Restrictions

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of a new police vehicle during a special meeting on March 26. A 2021 Ford Explorer AWD Interceptor with police municipal up-fitting was to be purchased from TriStar Motors at a cost...

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Lines Being Drawn in Battle over Fair Voting Districts in Pennsylvania

Debbie Trudeau, volunteer for the advocacy group Fair Districts Pennsylvania, says the group's goal is to end gerrymandering. Gerrymandering, is the process of creating voting districts to try to...

Williamsburg Borough Votes for Trash Placement Schedule

Williamsburg Borough residents will now have a time frame to put out their trash, as approve by the borough council during its April 5 regular meeting. The ordinance states that residents can only put trash out beginning at 11 a.m. the day before...

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Fire Company Ox Roast The Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Company will be having its annual Spring Ox Roast on Saturday, April 17, beginning at 11 a.m., at the fire station. Ox roast sandwiches will be available along with a soup and bake sale. This is...

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'Rare Bird' Strite Strikes Out on Her Own

For Hayley Strite, growing up and creating art "came hand in hand." Strite, born and raised in Williamsburg, is now using that love of art in her new graphic design business, Rare Bird Designs....

Bedford County Selects Eichenlaub as Permanent Prison Warden

The Bedford County Office of the Commissioners announced April 9 that the Bedford County Prison Board voted unanimously to name Joseph H. Eichenlaub, Hollidaysburg, as its permanent warden for the Bedford County Correctional Facility, effective...

Spring High School Sports Roundup

RECENT GAME AND MEET RESULTS Editor’s Note: These results are provided as sent to the Herald by coaches and school districts. This is not a comprehensive report. Results are provided with most recent results first. Central vs Dubois Boys...

Pennsylvania Game Commission Sets 2021-22 Seasons and Bag Limits

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners at its meeting April 10 approved the 2021-22 hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits, and moved forward with a number of other actions. “Hunters and trappers can start making their plans for the...

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Murder

I recently found a pop-up blind on sale for a ridiculously low price. I told my son, Bob, that I thought I'd buy it for spring turkey hunting. "I think I'll set out one or two of Dad's old decoys,...

Cancellations and Rescheduled Games

Editor’s Note: This is not a comprehensive list of recent cancellations and re-scheduled games. These are the notices sent to the Herald by coaches and school districts. CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL The Junior High softball game and Junior High baseball game...

All About Blair BassMasters

How did Blair Bassmasters come to be? It started with B.A.S.S. in 1967. Ray Scott launched the concept of competitive bass fishing by forming Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. In 1981-82, six to eight sportsmen got together and decided to start a...

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Members of Local Wrestling Club Win and Place in State Tournament

Members of a local wrestling club performed well, winning and placing at a state-level tournament. Chelsie Hollern, club coordinator, told the Herald that My House Wrestling sponsored a statewide...

Say Thanks to Your Township Supervisors

You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring. They’re your township supervisors and staff, and while you may not know them personally, these public servants...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I serve on the board of the Martinsburg Community Library. During my service to the library, I have been surprised to learn how many people do not realize that the park and the library are two separate community services. So, I would...

Statement On President Biden's Infrastructure Plan

On March 31, Chris Gibbs, Ohio farmer and board president of Rural Voices USA, the nationwide network of farmers and rural community leaders, released the following statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. “Rural Americans, and...

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Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

This has been a difficult year for most of us. Everyone has experienced loss in some form. Some have lost dearly loved family and friends; others have lost time that could have been spent with loved...

As Pa. Begins its Slow Recovery from COVID-19, Small Businesses Must Be a Top Priority

By State Senators RYAN P. AUMENT, CAMERA BARTOLOTTA, KRISTIN PHILLIPS-HILL AND JUDY WARD As restaurants, bars, gyms, entertainment venues and other small employers look forward to higher capacity limits and fewer restrictions starting April 4,...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania – the Center for Organ Recovery & Education...

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Blair County Dairy Princess Offers a Pound Cake Recipe

This delicious and fresh pound cake is a sweet way to brighten up your meals this spring! It's chock-full of dairy products and a tasty way to get your daily three servings of dairy products. Enjoy...

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There Are Low-Maintenance Alternatives to Traditional Grass Lawns

A traditional lawn may not be right for every property nor desired by every homeowner. There is no denying that lawns take time and effort to establish and daily or weekly maintenance to thrive....

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Is it just me, or my mom Suzanne, who craves BBQ foods when it’s not technically BBQ season yet? Weekly, we have this discussion about how much we enjoy picnic foods and every week, my mom begs to have a cook-out just so I can make my famous...

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 14, 2011 Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative recently honored Alson and Mary Louise Zimmerman of Roaring Spring RR for achieving the highest quality standards throughout the entire cooperative for 2010. Roaring Spring...

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 18, 1946 Dr. J.W. Hershberger, interviewed on the 25th anniversary of his medical practice in Martinsburg, noted that the greatest change he observed in the community was the spirit of cooperation. The doctor recalled that when he...

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 11, 1996 The Spring Cove School Board is expected to approve a four-mill property tax increase when it takes action on the 1996-97 budget later this month. Wendy J. Brown, daughter of Ronald and Vera Brown of East Freedom RD, is...

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 15, 1921 The required number of bonds had been sold to build the light and power line from Raystown through the Cove. Bids were being received until the 20th for about 200 poles, 35 to 40 feet in length, to be delivered along Clover...

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 15, 1971 An unusually dry spring caused a rash of grass and brush fires all over the Cove. Martinsburg and Roaring Spring firemen responded to four calls in one day, spurring a ban of open fires until there was heavy rain. Iva...

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 16, 1896 The Pennsylvania Railroad was expected to turn out locomotive No. 2000 from its Altoona shops in time for the June 11 celebration of Blair County’s 50th anniversary. The county commissioners fixed the county tax millage...

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Thought for the Week

In this series, I have said: “The Passover Lamb was kept and observed for four days, to be sure it was not sick or defective in any way. In some cases the lamb was kept in the house and was...

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Those Cows

“If you see your fellow Israelite’s ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner. If they do not live near you or if you do not know who owns it, take it home...

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