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Martinsburg Borough Police Department Officer Involved Shooting Wednesday Evening

A suspect is in the hospital following a police officer-involved shooting outside of Martinsburg on Wednesday evening. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at approximately 6 p.m. a Martinsburg Borough police...

 

PennDOT sets Public Meeting and Plans Display for the Route 36 Corridor Study

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will conduct an open house and plans display pertaining to a study of the Route 36 corridor between Interstate 99 and Roaring Spring Borough. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb.... Full story

 

Roaring Spring Council Gives Conditional Approval to Downtown Brewpub

Roaring Spring Borough Countil took a step toward permitting a brewery and pub downtown during a hearing on Feb. 19. After a public hearing that lasted about two hours, Roaring Spring Borough Council members held a closed-door meeting to deliberate...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    February 20, 2020

Claysburg-Kimmel Recognizes Basketball Teams; Sets 2020-21 School Year Calendar

The Claysburg-Kimmel school district directors approved the 2020-21 school calendar during the Feb. 12 regular meeting. The first day for students this fall will be Wednesday, Aug. 26. The last day...

 

Altoona Fire Chief Addresses Risk of PTSD in Firefighting

A class on dealing with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder was hosted by the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company and led by Altoona Fire Department Chief Tim Hileman, Tuesday, Feb. 11. More...

 

RS Library Works to Meet the Community's Changing Needs

February is Love Your Library Month. Michele McIntyre, director of the Roaring Spring Community Library, spoke of all the different ways the library serves the local community. Children's programs,...

 

Spring Cove School Board Approves $681,901 Paving Project

Discussion was intense and lengthy before the Spring Cove School District School Board took a vote on exactly how much they wanted to spend on repaving the entire Central High School/Bean Hill parking lots during the Tuesday, Feb. 18, regular...

 

Northern Bedford School Board Accepts Teacher Resignations

The monthly meeting for the Northern Bedford County School Board was held Tuesday, Feb. 11. Several measures were discussed, including the acceptance of a number of staff resignations and new hires. Among the resignations were Kim Clark as...

 

DEATH RECORD

CROUCH, David J., 73, Williamsburg DELOZIER, Theodore C. “Ted,” 94, East Freedom KENNEDY, Donna R. “Muzzy,” 78, Curryville MARLIN, Arlene O., 70, Roaring Spring SCOTT, Patricia J. “Pat,” 70, northern Bedford County community WEAVER,... Full story

 

DAVID J. CROUCH

David J. Crouch, 73, of Williamsburg, passed away on Tuesday morning, Feb. 11, 2020, at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona. A memorial service was held on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at...

 

THEODORE C. 'TED' DELOZIER

Theodore C. “Ted” Delozier, 94, of East Freedom, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend, coach and mentor who will be forever missed by so many who knew and loved him, passed away on Wednesday Feb. 12, 2020. A funeral was held on...

 

DONNA R. 'MUZZY' KENNEDY

Donna R. “Muzzy” Kennedy, 78, of Curryville, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral was held on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring. Interment wase...

 

ARLENE O. MARLIN

Arlene O. Marlin, 70, of Roaring Spring, died on Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2020, at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care, following an extended illness. Arlene was born on Dec. 17, 1949, in Riddlesburg, the daughter of the late Charles G. and Virginia...

 

PATRICIA J. 'PAT' SCOTT

Patricia J. "Pat" Scott, 70, of the Northern Bedford County community, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. A funeral was held on Wednesday, Feb. 19,...

 

MARILYN M. (DAVIDSON) WEAVER

Marilyn M. (Davidson) Weaver, 86, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg and formerly of Tyrone, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the home. A committal service was held on Thursday, Feb. 13,...

 

Saint Francis Names President's, Dean's Lists

More than 700 Saint Francis University students made one of the fall 2019 Honors Lists: President’s or Dean’s. The following are area students who were named to the President’s and Dean’s lists. President’s List: Lauren Claycomb, Roaring...

 

PennDOT to Hold Meeting for Route 36 Corridor Study

PennDOT will conduct an open house and plans display pertaining to a study of the Route 36 corridor between Interstate 99 and Roaring Spring Borough. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Spring Cove Middle School,...

 

ICC Jr. High Girls' Basketball Champs

The Williamsburg girls' junior high basketball team completed a perfect season on Saturday, Feb. 16, by capturing the Inter-County Conference title. The Junior Lady Pirates (19-0) defeated previously...

 

ICC Jr. High Boys' Basketball Champs

The Northern Bedford boys' junior high basketball team completed a perfect season on Saturday, Feb. 16, by capturing the Inter-County Conference title. The Junior Panthers (22-0), winners of the ICC...

 

Lady Pirates Earn 6th Seed in D-6 Playoffs

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team was unable to overcome a 10-point deficit after the first quarter during its 38-32 setback to visiting Mount Union on Feb. 3. Krista Simpson’s eight points paced the Lady Blue Pirates. Jayla Woo...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Spotlighting deer is a nice way to spend an early evening. You attach a spotlight's cord to the electrical socket that once held a cigarette lighter. Then you drive around rural roads and shine the...

 

KEGLER'S KORNER

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies' League standings for the week of Feb. 4 are: W L Fillies 14 2 Honey Badgers 11 5 Groundhogs 11 5 Coyotes 7 9 Teddy Bears 5 11 High scores: Team series: Fillies 932 Team...

 

Gymnasts Qualify for States

Five Central High School gymnasts have qualified for the PA Classic High School State Championships. The PA Classic will be held on Feb. 22 at Moon Area High School in Pittsburgh. Gymnasts must...

 

Eight Area Wrestlers Qualify for Regionals

Eight wrestlers from the Morrisons Cove area have qualified for this weekend's Southwest Regional Class 2A Tournament at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Northern Bedford will send four...

 

– – High School Basketball Roundup – –

WHS BOYS The Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end on Feb. 4, as the host Mount Union Trojans scored a 74-61 victory. Lambert Palmer led the Blue Pirates in scoring with 18. Josiah Dowey...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Like my dad, I enjoy reading books. Like him, I tend to be critical of what I read. We might even call a book stupid, especially if it's unrealistic. But we are both influenced by what we read. We...

 

Nason Hospital, True Value Promoting Heart Health

Because clearing the driveway during a blizzard may be the perfect storm for a cardiac event, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center and Roaring Spring True Value have partnered for a special promotion to...

 

The Andromeda Evolution By Daniel H. Wilson

A missed warning sign. One little dot. Gigantic consequences. Fifty years after the original Andromeda outbreak killed nearly every living person in Piedmont, Arizona, something new appears, this...

 

Pandering to Criminals and Illegals

"I'm famous! I take $200, $300 a day of your money, cracker! You can't stop me! Bail reform, it's lit! It's the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can't touch me! I...

 

Trouble in the News Industry

You might have heard that the company that owns the Centre Daily Times, of State College, Pa., has filed for a reorganization bankruptcy. The Centre Daily Times is owned by the McClatchy Company. According to wikipedia.com, McClatchy is an American...

 

Water Suit Settled by Boro

Herald of Feb. 14, 1895 A suit brought by the Martinsburg Water Co. against the borough was settled before coming to trial. The borough is to pay $125 for water the first three years and $150 a year for the remaining seven years of the contract. The...

 

Sharon Turner Gets Award

Herald of Feb. 19, 1970 The Spring Cove School Board approved salary increases for all of its janitors, secretaries, coaches and advisors for student activities. The new salaries will go into effect July 1. Action to improve the Mines water supply...

 

A New Invention

Herald of Feb. 20, 1920 Citizens, your Vocational school will pay large dividends in the interest your boys and girls manifest, the work they will accomplish and in the increase in value the influence of the school will give your property. Every...

 

Haupt to Head Garver Board

Herald of Feb. 20, 1995 Richard Haupt of Roaring Spring was elected president of the Garver YMCA’s board of directors at the organization’s annual meeting last week. Haupt replaced Samuel E. Ebersole, who resigned. Officers who were re-elected...

 

School on Saturday

Herald of Feb. 22, 1945 This coming Saturday will be a school day for a large number of boys and girls of the Cove to make up one of the days lost because of the blizzards. In most of the schools, six days were lost. The Taylor township schools lost...

 

Teen Incarcerated

Herald of Feb. 18, 2010 Central High School’s Mock Trial team won its second trial Feb. 8 against Hollidaysburg. Not a bad start for a competition with a “win or go home” mentality. District 6 officials released their pairings for the upcoming...

 

Public Notices

Invitation to bidders for northern Bedford County School District Abatement of Middle/High School Window and Classroom Tile Northern Bedford School District will receive bids for work related to the “Abatement of Middle/High School Window and...

 

A Sign of Spring?

Audrey Bonebreak sent in photos of a snow bunny family at 200 East Julian St., Martinsburg. The snow sculptures were made on Sunday Feb. 9, at the house of Matt and Melissa Kuzar. They have two young...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    February 20, 2020

South Woodbury Twp. Hears about Conservation District

The South Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors regular meeting was held Feb. 4. Mike Felix from the Bedford Conservation District was present. His goal was to “talk to townships about a memorandum of understanding.” This concerns situations to...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    February 20, 2020

Association of County Fairs Recognizes Williamsburg Farm Show

The Williamsburg Community Farm Show Association is the recipient of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs's 2019 Zone 3 Achievement Award. The local fair was recognized during the...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    February 20, 2020

Near Sighted And Far Sighted

"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." ~Colossians 3:1-2...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    February 20, 2020

Mennonite Church Hosts Luncheon

The Martinsburg Mennonite Church celebrated God's Love with a carry-in lunch on Sunday, Feb. 16. More than 50 people were in attendance. Entertainment was appreciated by all and some folks joined in...

 

Pennsylvania Considers New Scholarship Program Named after Female Journalist

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a new scholarship program designed to close the gap between a student’s Pell Grant and other state grants. The program will assist students who enroll in a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSH...

 

Williamsburg Girls' Basketball Action

Williamsburg girls' basketball faced Bellwood-Antis on Monday, Feb. 10. B-A won, 79-43....

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

I’m always in the mood for breakfast and with the month of love soon ending, one of the things I love the most in the world is going out with my family for breakfast. This week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, Where is your...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Here are two delicious breakfast casserole recipes. Slow Cooker Sausage and Waffle Bake Ingredients: 2 lb. sausage 1 Tbsp. sage 1/2 tsp fennel seed 1 package frozen waffles cut into bite-sized pieces 8 large eggs 1-1/4 cups half-and-half 1/4 cup...

 

AAA: Western Pa. Gas Prices Inch Upward for the First Time in Weeks

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is a penny higher this week at $2.724 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This is the first increase in the region in six weeks. There was volatility at the pump...

 
 By FFA    News    February 20, 2020

National FFA Week - Central Cove Chapter

The Central Cove FFA Chapter, Martinsburg, is advised by Thomas Ritchey. There are 98 members in the chapter. The chapter's 2019-20 officers are: • Victoria Longenekcer, president • Lindsey...

 
 By FFA    News    February 20, 2020

National FFA Week – Williamsburg Chapter

The Williamsburg FFA Chapter is advised by Robyn Bechtel. There are 72 students enrolled in agriculture courses this year. The chapter's 2019-20 officers are: • Jack Hileman, president • Adam...

 
 By FFA    News    February 20, 2020

National FFA Week – Northern Bedford Chapter

The Northern Bedford FFA Chapter is advised by James Over and Kay Kring. The 2019-2020 Northern Bedford FFA Officer team includes Mary Stenning, Brooke Gochnour, Lydia Byler, Alaina Stuckey, Lindsey...

 

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