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Northern Bedford's 70 Graduates Encouraged to Use Lessons Learned

Northern Bedford High School held commencement services on Tuesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. Baccalaureate was held Thursday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Commencement was held in the Panther Community Stadium. The...

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C-K Graduates Reminded at 100th Commencement: 'Education is Key'

Family and friends attending Claysburg-Kimmel High School's 100th commencement exercises sat in folding camping chairs and at picnic tables to watch their loved ones graduate. Claysburg-Kimmel's...

N. Bedford School District Eyes Small Tax Increase, Explains Limits of ESSER Funds

Part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package that was signed in March included an estimated $168 billion “American Rescue Plan” for schools. Pennsylvania schools are in line to received around $13 billion, with a reportedly...

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Fire Destroys Greenfield Twp. Barn, Claims Three Cows

Fire tore through a Greenfield Township barn on Friday evening, June 11. More than 10 fire departments, including Blue Knob, Claysburg, Freedom Township, Martinsburg, Roaring Spring, Duncansville and...

Vaccine Site Offered at Martinsburg Borough Office on June 15 and 21

Martinsburg Borough Office hosted a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site on Tuesday, June 15, and will host another Monday, June 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. Blair County EMA Director Mark Taylor asked the borough office if they would like to host a...

Martinsburg Proclaims June 29 To be 'W. Gene Henry Day'

By proclamation of the mayor, and the unanimous approval of council, Martinsburg Borough has designated June 29 as W. Gene Henry Day. Henry, who passed away on Feb. 17, 2021, at the age of 88, was a beloved community fixture known for his generous...

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First Female Eagle Scout in Blair County to Build Free Library

One of the first female Eagle Scouts in Blair County is setting up her Eagle Project in Roaring Spring. Erika Salisbury, a Life Scout of Troop 9062, is building a little free library at Spring Dam....

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Celebrating it 100th Year in 2021

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park is celebrating 100 years of serving the community this summer. To celebrate 100 years, the park will have an extended J4 celebration, beginning on June 25 with events occurring throughout the summer and the fall. The...

Martinsburg Home Healthcare Worker Accused of Stealing from Client

A Martinsburg woman is facing criminal charges after police said she stole money from an elderly man she was employed to take care of. According to charges filed by the Altoona Police Department, Tara S. Delvin, 45, is accused of forging checks...

Central Graduates Honored at Ceremony Held on June 3

Central High School’s graduation was held June 3, 2021, at the Roaring Spring Athletic Complex. One-hundred-eighteen graduates were presented with diplomas. Following the procession, the ceremony began with the National Anthem and the alma mater,...

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Highs and Lows

Central's Hunter Smith rounds third base past his coach A.J. Hoenstine after belting a home run against Hickory High School June 10, 2021, at Dubois' Showers Field. Central beat Hickory 9-4....

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My Mount Rushmore

The recent issue of "Fly Fisherman" magazine presented an article entitled "Our Mount Rushmore" describing four men who the author believed were the most influential fly-fishermen in history. This...

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First MCMP, YMCA 3-on-3 Champs Crowned

These teams were crowned champions in their respective divisions in the first annual Morrisons Cove Memorial Park and Garver Memorial YMCA 3-on-3 youth basketball...

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WHS Football Team Receives Awards

On Sunday, June 13, the Williamsburg football team held their awards assembly at the Williamsburg Community Center. Award winners included Most Improved, Aidan Frew; Pat Tillman Award, Ian Crouch;...

How Failure To Increase Dog License Fees Is Biting Pa. Taxpayers

If you’re a dog lover, you don’t focus on the cost of ownership. The food, veterinary care, grooming, medications, toys and treats to keep them healthy and happy are well worth the price. In return, you receive loyalty and unconditional love....

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As A.J. Hoenstine once said... The problem with any playoff system is that you never know when you are going to come up against a pitcher whose having a hot night or a night when your bats are going to go cold. By any system of...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The litter along our roadsides this spring is unsightly. It adversely affects our health. As plastic materials decompose, they break into tiny particles that find their way into our water supplies. Now, scientists conclude that the...

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I, local author Millard “Pat” Patterson, have some ties to the Morrisons Cove Herald. I once wrote quizzes once a week for the Herald. I have always enjoyed doing crossword...

'The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities From History'

As a lover of all things literature, history and the bizarre, “The Madman’s Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities From History” written by Edward Brooke-Hitching caught my attention instantly. The tag line...

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Kenneth L. Roub

Kenneth L. Roub, 62, of Imler, passed away late Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born March 14, 1959, in New Brunswick, NJ, son of the late Carl...

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Robert W. "Bob" Pheasant

Robert W. “Bob” Pheasant, 77, of Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, June 8, 2021, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born January 1, 1944, in Huntingdon, son of the...

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Rose A. Peck

Rose A. Peck, 73, passed peacefully, June 9, 2021, at home after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born on Oct. 27, 1948, in Williamsburg, the daughter of the late Stephen D. and Dorothy E....

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The Fifth Generation 'AD'

May 20, 2021, was a historic day for A. Donald Mingle of Martinsburg when he got to meet his new great-grandson, the fifth generation "AD." Baby Axley David Mingle and his father Aaron David Mingle...

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES

CENTRAL Hannah Nicole Akers Alyssa May Bartley Brendan Albert Bell Madison Paige Benfer Emiley Michae Benton Kiera Jade Berkheimer Alyssa Anne Bianconi Summer Lee Birge Dalton Thomas Boggs Brinley Olivia Bowers Alexander Taylor Bowman Bryce Joseph...

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Claysburg Area Public Library Celebrates National Garden Week

June 6 through 12 was designated as National Garden Week. The library celebrated the beginning of growing season. They recruited some young people to help us plant their raised garden bed. On Monday,...

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Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"It flashes, it crashes, it rumbles, it roars, It mumbles and grumbles, it splatters, it pours; The rain comes a-sweeping, the wind at its tail – It's seeking the corners to muffle its wail. It...

- Ask the Williamsburgers -

Watching the graduation ceremonies have me all sentimental. I feel like when I hear those chords of “Pomp and Circumstance,” I just get emotional – whether it’s at my preschool graduation ceremony, or at any graduation – the song gives me...

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 16, 2011 Central’s postseason run toward a second straight appearance in the PIAA, Class AA state baseball championship game ended one-run short at Homer City. The Dragons were upended by Riverside by a score of 5-4 at First...

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 13, 1996 For the first time in the history of Northern Bedford High School, the invocation and benediction were not read during commencement exercises June 6 in the high school auditorium. Due to a complaint from a parent with a son...

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 17, 1971 Martinsburg Mayor Richard D. Moore imposed a curfew in the borough that required persons under 16 to be off the street by 10 p.m. and those 18 and under to be in by 11 p.m. except for Friday’s and Saturdays. Mrs. Ralph...

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 20, 1946 A 50-inch eel got tangled up in the turbine at the Waterside Woolen Mill. It took Maurice Clouse and the men who worked there six hours to get it out so they could start the mill again. Dr. John Bonebreak of Martinsburg...

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 17, 1921 A $300 reward was offered by J.H. Brown & Sons of Loysburg for arrest and conviction of persons who destroyed the large public signs advertising dairy feeds in Blair and Bedford counties. The offer covered any destruction of...

Imlers to Host Evening of Music, Prayer, Food at Their Home

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring invite those interested to an evening of music, prayer, food and fellowship at their home in Roaring Spring. The evening will begin between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday, June 18. Tom and JoAnn Smith of Everett...

Churches Update COVID-19 Policies, Service Times

Editor’s note: The following information has been submitted to the Herald staff. If your church is not listed, please contact the Herald with updated information. A list of changes will be included in the Herald’s publication as long as we...

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Thought for the Week

It was quite a day. It was, for Jews, already a day of celebration. It was the Festival of Weeks, the celebration of the end of harvest. Many times, God had given abundantly to His people. People God...

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Summer Wisdom

This summer has already been interesting. I booked a family vacation for California. We watched our youngest son graduate from high school and vacation without us. I got to play disc golf with my...

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