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  • Blair County DUI Task Force Targeting 'High Offense' Areas

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Apr 11, 2019

    The Blair County DUI Task Force was formed to keep the streets safe from impaired driving. Comprised of state and local law enforcement, the task force identifies and targets areas that have a high number of crashes and impaired driving offenses. According to Richard Oldham, co-coordinator of the Blair County DUI Task Force, areas of enforcement are chosen by looking at a number of factors. "We pick the areas and then contact the police chief for that area, and he provides us with statistics to...

  • Herald Wins Three Awards in Statewide News Media Contest

    Apr 11, 2019

    A Herald reporter and a Herald correspondent have won awards in the statewide 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Herald Staff Writer Rick Boston won Honorable Mentions for his photo, "In the Arms of a Hero" and for his news story, "A Mother's Grief: Claysburg Woman Loses Two Daughters to Addiction." Boston's "In the Arms of a Hero" photo ran on the front page of the May 10, 2019, edition of the Herald. "A Mother's Grief" started on the front page in the July 12, 2018, edition of the Herald...

  • Office to Close Early Good Friday

    Apr 11, 2019

    The office of the Morrisons Cove Herald will close at noon Good Friday, April 19, to allow employees to spend the Easter Season with family and friends. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 22....

  • Curve Tickets Giveaway

    Apr 11, 2019
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    We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Friday, April 26, 2019. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary, but you must register to be able to comment. Click the "Free Trial" link to complete your registration.) The Herald will randomly select one lucky winner at noon on Thursday, April 18. The winner must claim the tickets in person at the Herald office during regular business hours AND must show ID...

  • Three Face Charges After Child Found Walking Streets

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Apr 11, 2019

    Three people are facing charges of child endangerment after police say a 3-year-old boy was found alone, walking the streets of Roaring Spring. According to the charges filed by Roaring Spring police, a man discovered the child walking by Greenlawn Cemetery on Hunt Club Lane at around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. The man who found the boy told police he tried to take the boy home, but because the child could not talk well, he led the man toward the other end of town. After about 90 minutes of trying to find the boy’s home, the man called p...

  • Curve Tickets Giveaway

    Apr 11, 2019
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    We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary, but you must register to be able to comment. Click the "Free Trial" link to complete your registration.) The Herald will randomly select one lucky winner at noon on Thursday, April 18. The winner must claim the tickets in person at the Herald office during regular business hours AND must show ID...

  • A Mother's Grief: Claysburg Woman Loses Two Daughters to Addiction

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Apr 11, 2019

    Editor's Note: "A Mother's Grief," written by Herald Staff Writer Rick Boston, won Honorable Mention in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Peggy Miller of Claysburg exists in two places. ""Half of me lives in heaven, and the other half is here going through the motions," she said. While her body is here on earth, Peggy said her heart is in heaven with two of her three daughters, Marlene "Moe" Holland, and Erma "Missy" Childers, both victims of a drug overdose. Moe Marlene Holland...

  • Competing Currents Are Altering the Course of Education in the Cove

    GEORGE BERKHEIMER, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2019

    Editor's Note: "The Changing Cove" series, written by Herald Correspondent George Berkheimer, won second place in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Since the introduction of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, an ongoing revolution has been waged in terms of how subjects are taught and how student proficiency is evaluated in public schools. School systems throughout the nation are adjusting to many more transitions and changes occurring in the areas of technology,...

  • Tech Brings New Benefits and New Challenges to Cove Farming

    GEORGE BERKHEIMER, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2019

    Editor's Note: "The Changing Cove" series, written by Herald Correspondent George Berkheimer, won second place in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Much of the land area in Morrisons Cove is dedicated to farming and agriculture. While the landscape hasn't changed much over the years, the industry itself has undergone revolutions on a number of fronts – so much so that farmers from the 1970s would hardly recognize the equipment, practices and regulatory environment of the modern e...

  • Multiple Factors Influence Crime and Law Enforcement Changes

    GEORGE BERKHEIMER, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2019

    Editor's Note: "The Changing Cove" series, written by Herald Correspondent George Berkheimer, won second place in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Snapshots of years past from the Herald's 75, 100 and even 125 Years Ago features remind readers of the Morrisons Cove Herald that crime is nothing new here. Tales of larceny, window peepers, burglary, arson, assault and even murder sometimes appear in the Years Ago columns, but are the exception rather than the norm. Historically speaking...

  • J. EDWARD 'ED' BIDDLE

    Apr 11, 2019

    J. Edward "Ed" Biddle, 84, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with his Lord and daughter Sharon on Tuesday evening, April 2, 2019, at his home, after a lengthy struggle with his health. A funeral was held on Saturday, April 6, at Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church. Pastor Brian McCall, Pastor James Laird and Daniel Horton officiated. Private interment was held at Snively Cemetery, rural Williamsburg . Ed was born on Sept. 5, 1934, in rural Williamsburg, son of the late Robert L. and M. Grace...

  • LEAH FAITH LASHINSKY-WIBLE

    Apr 11, 2019

    Leah Faith Lashinsky-Wible, 80, of Everett, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. A funeral was held on Tuesday, April 9, at the Everett United Methodist Church. Pastor Fred Rudy officiated. Burial was held privately at the Everett Cemetery. Leah was born on July 22, 1938, in Finleyville, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Pauline O. (Greenawalt) Corbin. She was united in marriage to Robert E. Wible on May 9, 1963, in Winchester, Virginia. He preceded her in death...

  • WILLIAM A. REPLOGLE

    Apr 11, 2019

    William A. Replogle, 89, of Dillsburg, York County, and formerly of Grantham, Cumberland County, passed peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the West Shore Hospital surrounded by family. A masonic service was held on Monday, April 8, at Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren, Cumberland County. A funeral was also held on Monday at the church. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, April 9, at the Salemville Cemetery, rural New Enterprise. Born on April 30, 1929, in New Enterprise, he was a...

  • MAXINE WINIFRED FELTON

    Apr 11, 2019

    Maxine Winifred Felton, 99, long-time resident of Breezewood, died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Homewood Retirement Center, Martinsburg. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home Inc., www.akersfuneralhome.com, Everett. Pastor Judith Simonson will officiate. Friends and family will be received from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of service at the Akers Funeral Home Inc. Burial will be held privately at Mount Zion...

  • Homewood Auction April 27

    Apr 11, 2019

    Homewood at Martinsburg’s Auxiliary will host its 11th annual Silent Auction from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in Homewood’s Givler Cultural Center. The winning bids will be determined at 4 p.m. on Saturday. The public is invited to participate in this event; proceeds are used to enhance the lives of Homewood residents. This is the auxiliary’s largest annual fundraiser, with last year’s proceeds exceeding $11,000. Antiques, collectibles, furniture, paintings, housewares, jewelry, and many “theme baskets” as well as hotel getaw...

  • SANDRA J. BRUMBAUGH

    Apr 11, 2019

    Sandra J. Brumbaugh, 63, of rural Roaring Spring, passed away early Monday morning, April 1, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following a courageous battle with cancer. A funeral was held on Friday, April 5, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc. www.bolgerfuneralhome.com, Martinsburg. Pastor J. Brant Leidy officiated. Private interment was held at Brumbaugh Cemetery, rural Martinsburg. Sandra was born on Jan. 15, 1956, in Natrona Heights, daughter of the late George H. and Shirley J. (Knipple) Ermin. She...

  • JAMES F. BECKER

    Apr 11, 2019

    James F. Becker, 60, of rural Williamsburg, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, April 7, 2019, at his home. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral today, Thursday, April 11, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., www.bolgerfuneralhome.com, Williamsburg. Pastor Elizabeth Hess will officiate. James was born on Oct. 3, 1958, in Coatesville, son of the late Joseph A. Sr. and Audene L. (Robinson) Becker. He married Nancy J. Saylor on July 17, 1982, at Yellow Springs...

  • MARLENE J. NOFSKER

    Apr 11, 2019

    Marlene J. Nofsker, 84, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, died on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at The Village. At the request of the deceased, services will be held at the convenience of the family by Pastor Linda Banaszak. Interment will be made in Alto-Reste Park. Marlene was born on May 27, 1934, in Altoona, the daughter of the late Beverly E. and Evelyn (Roth) Gardner. She is survived by two children: Gary Nofsker and wife Bonnie of Quinton,...

  • WW II Exhibit to Make Stop at RR Museum

    Apr 11, 2019

    For six weeks beginning Memorial Day Weekend, visitors to Blair County in central Pennsylvania will be able to see a special traveling exhibition coinciding with the 75th anniversary of D-Day – a day now known as the greatest amphibious landing in history. The official exhibit at the Railroaders Museum will run from May 25 through July 16. Developed by the Sen. John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, the "We Can Do It!" World War II exhibit's temporary home will be at the Railroaders M...

  • ROBERT CLAIR KOONTZ

    Apr 11, 2019

    Robert Clair Koontz, 89, of rural New Enterprise, died on Monday, April 1, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral was held on Saturday, April 6, at Koontz Church of the Brethren, Loysburg. Interment was held at Koontz Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Robert was born on July 1, 1929, in the home where he later would live and farm most of his life, to the late Wilson Koontz and the late Edith Smith Koontz. He is survived by his two children: Alan Robert Koontz (Trudy) of rural New Enterprise and Debra Lee Koontz Roberson (Joe) of Screven, Georgia;...

  • Books to Borrow: Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Apr 11, 2019

    In the book "We Don't Eat Our Classmates," there is a little T-Rex named Penelope Rex. She is nervous to start school. She was thinking about what her classmates were going to be like and she wondered how many teeth they'd have. Penelope's mom bought her a new backpack and her dad packed her lunch. When Penelope got to school she was very surprised to find out that her classmates were children instead of dinosaurs. She ate the children because "children are delicious." Her teacher told her to spit them out, so she did. It was definitely not...

  • Po's Peek at the Past

    Dave Potchak, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2019

    Most of us who were fortunate enough to have both parents present while growing up, probably remember Dad more so than Mom as the chief disciplinarian in the family. Not always so in the Potchak household –if Dad was working second or third shift, Mom was fully capable of handling the family and any mischief her boys may have encountered. And... As we grow older, there are countless times when we all have asked ourselves, "What was I thinking?" or "Why did I do that?" Such was the case again, h...

  • Guest Commentary

    JOE DEFRANCESCO, Executive Director Blair County Historical Society Inc.|Apr 11, 2019

    Dear Readers, I would like to thank the members of the community who have supported the Royer Mansion site. Without the community’s support Royer Mansion would not exist today. I would like to personally thank our site managers for leading the charge to ensure Royer is more vibrant and enticing for patrons by the ongoing restoration and programing. Their hard work is evident to anyone who has recently visited the site. In addition, programs now being offered at Royer are more popular than ever and are proving to be part of a successful r...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Apr 11, 2019

    Herald of April 5, 1894 William Butler of West Martinsburg was fatally wounded when he was shot in the head by Frank Kyler of Roaring Spring. The shooting took place about midnight Friday night at the Clover Creek residence of Adam Acker, whose daughter was dating Kyler. Miss Acker told Kyler that she heard a prowler in the front yard, and he fired his revolver from the front window of the house. According to Dr. Royer, the bullet entered Butler’s head above the left ear and became lodged in the bottom center of his bran, preventing Dr. R...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Apr 11, 2019

    Herald of April 11, 1919 Homer N. Ake, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ake, who reside north of Martinsburg, arrived home Saturday night from over sea service. He is the first young man from here to arrive home, who passed through the hard service along the whole battle front in the closing months of the great conflict which raged for four years. A companion, Harry Blyler, of Hollidaysburg, who was with Mr. Ake during the service over there, also returned home Saturday night. These two young men were gunners in the 37th division, known as the...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Apr 11, 2019

    Herald of April 13, 1944 The annual spring meeting of the directors of the Memorial Park association was held on Wednesday evening of this week, and the main feature of the meeting was planning for a big celebration to be held July 28 and 29, in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Memorial Park.The park is the well known social center of the Cove in the season for reunions and picnics, and the many improvements and conveniences which have been placed there from year to year make it a very attractive place. These have all been under...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Apr 11, 2019

    Herald of April 10, 1969 Martinsburg Borough Council has authorized the Borough Planning Commission to prepare a 10-year program for improvement of streets. The action was taken by Council Monday night after such a street survey was proposed by John Hite, chairman of the Planning Commission. When completed, the 10-year program would be submitted to Council as the Planning Commission’s recommendation for all street improvements and development. The Borough Council approved an ordinance for the reconstruction and curbing of Woodlawn Avenue, M...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Apr 11, 2019

    Herald of April 7, 1994 Peter Metzgar, the son of Michael and Patti Metzgar of Roaring Spring, received the Eagle Scout Award during a Court of Honor on March 20 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring. The Central High School senior received the award, the highest honor given in the program, by repairing, repainting and restoring the water treatment plant in Roaring Spring. With the help of other Scouts in Troop 57, Peter scraped the old paint from the building and fascia and then repainted the whole building. He also cleaned the...

  • Spring Cove District Seeks Relief from Cyber School Costs

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2019

    Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced to the Spring Cove School Board at the April 8 Committee of the Whole meeting that she will be adding a resolution supporting Pennsylvania Senate Bill 34 and House Bill 526 to next week’s school board meeting agenda. Last year, she said, “Spring Cove was required to pay a total of $454,884 for 58 students to attend cyber charter schools – an average of $7,842 per student. In comparison, the actual cost per-student for Spring Cove School District's cyber education program was only $2,210 per stude...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Apr 11, 2019

    Herald of April 9, 2009 Nine fire companies helped extinguish a barn engulfed in flames at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, along Route 26 near Cottle’s Corner in Hopewell Township. According to Starla, wife of Kenneth Martin, the 70 by 55-feet barn was completely lost to the fire. Farming equipment, heifers, hay and straw were kept in the main barn. A second, smaller barn also sustained damage in the blaze and had to be torn down the following day. Mr. Martin said the small barn was used for small heifers. Mr. Martin said he estimates the d...

  • Greenfield Twp. Sets Cleanup 4/27

    Michael Sell, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2019

    Greenfield Township has scheduled a spring community cleanup day for township residents on Saturday, April 27. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the township’s garage at 477 Ski Gap Road, Claysburg. Collected items will include bulky waste items not accepted by a trash hauler, furniture, bedding, toys, doors, windows, porcelain and scrap metal. Clean tires will be collected for a fee. Items that will not be accepted include household garbage, hazardous waste, paint, yard waste, burning barrels or drums, skids and plastic drums....

  • 'Restore Pennsylvania' Initiative Aims to Update Infrastructure

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Apr 11, 2019

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has said the state is "falling behind" on keeping up with the rest of the country when it comes to maintaining its infrastructure. From aging transit systems, crumbling roads and bridges, water and sewer systems, increasing blight in its cities and even broadband service, the Commonwealth is in desperate need of an upgrade. To address the issue, Wolf has introduced a $4.5 billion plan called "Restore Pennsylvania," which he said will restore aging systems and bring...

  • Bulldogs Rally Past JV in Classic

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Claysburg-Kimmel baseball team improved to 3-3 overall after splitting four games during the past week. C-K 15, Portage 5 The Bulldogs scored five runs in the first and sixth innings and ripped 17 base hits en route to a 15-5, six-inning victory over visiting Portage on April 1. Dominic Francona had a big day at the plate for C-K, ripping three doubles among his four hits, driving in five runs and scoring three times. R.J. Helsel had four hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Corey Chamberlain added two hits, three RBIs and three runs...

  • Seventh-Inning Hit Rallies NBC Past Fulton

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Northern Bedford baseball team slipped to 2-4 following a week in which it won one of its four games. Windber 12, NB 6 Windber broke a 6-6 tie with a six-run sixth inning en route to a 12-6 victory at Northern Bedford on April 1. The Panthers trailed 5-3 and 6-4 before tying the game with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Logan College had two hits for Northern Bedford. Thad Leidy and Thad Kraucz both scored twice. The Panthers stole nine bases, with Evan Clouse, Andrew Lazor and College each swiping two bases. Clouse struck out...

  • Dragons Dominate Curve Classic

    Apr 11, 2019

    It's hard enough to play five games in six days – let alone win them all. But that's exactly what the 7-1 Central Dragon team did this week. After dispatching Bellefonte in five innings and Williamsburg in just three frames, Central plowed through the competition in the Curve Classic to claim the championship trophy. In the five-game stretch the Dragons outscored their opponents by a 60-4 margin. CHS 13, Bellefonte 1 On April 2 at Bellefonte, the Dragons exploded for eight first inning runs a...

  • Blue Pirates Drop Games to Juniata Valley, Glendale

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Williamsburg High School baseball team dropped three games in consecutive days to slip to 0-6 on the season. JV 23, WHS 6 Visiting Juniata Valley scored 13 runs in the seventh inning en route to a 23-6 victory against WHS on April 2. The Blue Pirates led 2-0 and 4-2 before a five-run fifth put the Green Hornets in front for good. Leading 7-5, Valley scored three runs in the sixth before its explosion of runs in the seventh. Drew Hileman had two hits and two runs scored for WHS. Shane Brantner also had hits for the Blue Pirates, while...

  • Central Spikers Fall to 0-3

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Central Dragon boys’ volleyball team dropped a pair of three-set matches last week. Central lost April 2 at DuBois and on April 3 at home to West Shamokin. Central’s record fell to 0-3 with the losses. DuBois 3, CHS 0 On the road April 1, Central fell by scores of 25-19, 25-17, 25-20. Junior Devin Clapper recorded seven kills and four blocks for the Dragons. Junior Jordan Stump also had four blocks, while Alex Barnes, Sam Moyer, Tyler Earnest and Zach Gahagan had four service points each. Barnes is the only senior on the Dragon squad. W....

  • The Sportsman's Corner

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2019

    Trout season opens in the Cove this Saturday (April 13). Many thousands of anglers will hit the water in the Cove and elsewhere, and they will employ many different strategies as they try to catch a few trout. Take Jake and Max, for instance. Last year they drove to a stocked trout stream together but then separated a little before the 8:00 starting time. “I’m going downstream from the bridge where they stocked lots of trout,” said Jake, a grizzled veteran. “Some trout should have eased down the creek in the high water. I’m going to use a thr...

  • Lady Bulldogs Run Shutout Streak to 3

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Claysburg-Kimmel softball team recorded back-to-back shutouts this past week while raising its overall record to 4-1. C-K 13, Mo Valley 0 (5) The Lady Bulldogs ripped 17 base hits en route to a 13-0, five-inning victory at Moshannon Valley on April 2. C-K scored in every inning – three in the first, four in the second, one in the third, three in the fourth and two in the fifth. Five of the 17 hits were for extra bases. Haileigh Reed had four hits on the day, including a double and a home run, drove in four runs and scored three times. H...

  • 'Great Week' for Central High Softballers

    Apr 11, 2019

    It was a perfect 3-for-3 week for the Central Lady Dragon softball team as they improved its record to 4-1 on the season. CHS 6, Bellefonte 5 On April 1, the Dragons battled Bellefonte at home, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 6-5 victory. Central had early leads, but the Lady Red Raiders tied the score three different times, setting the stage for Maddi Metzler’s game-winner in the final frame. Ashley Negley led the offense with a pair of doubles, a single and three runs batted in. Dylan Claycomb got t...

  • Lady Panthers Win 3, Improve Mark to 4-1

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Northern Bedford softball team won three of its four games during the past week, raising its overall record to 4-1. NB 7, Windber 5 Host Northern Bedford rallied from a 5-3 deficit with four runs in the sixth inning to defeat Windber 7-5 on April 1. Sarah Heck had three hits and scored twice for the Lady Panthers. Deerin Davis (double) and Sarah Bowser (triple) each added two hits. Bowser drove in two runs. Madison Johnson tripled in the win. Heck struck out eight and walked three in the win. McConnellsburg 10, NB 0 An eight-run fourth...

  • Multiple Winners Lift CHS Track, Field Teams

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Central Dragon boys’ track and field team registered its first win of the season on April 2, nosing out Mountain League opponent Bald Eagle Area 76-74. The homestanding Dragons were led by WT Davis and Colby Liebal. Davis took gold in the 1600 (5:12.18), 800 (2:20.66) and high jump (5-4). Liebal swept the sprints, taking the 100 (12.15) and the 200 (24.28). Liebal and Davis also joined Parker Gregg and Josh Biesinger to take first place in the 4x400 relay race. Freshman Spencer Horton won the 110-meter hurdles in 18.98, while Mason Baker t...

  • NBC Track and Field Teams Off to a Running Start in 2019

    Apr 11, 2019

    Northern Bedford’s boys’ track team, sparked by triple winners Cadin Ebersole and Ian Zimmerman, defeated McConnellsburg 105-44 and dropped a close 76-74 decision to Mercersburg Academy on April 2. Ebersole won the 100 (11.6), 200 (23.9), and anchored the winning 4x100 relay team that ran a 46.8. Zimmerman captured the 800 (2:18.0) and 1600 (4:48.3) runs while anchoring the winning 4x800 relay team. Other individual winners for NB included Brady Clark in the pole vault (10-0) and Caleb Diehl in the high jump (5-6)). Clark and Ebersole were joi...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2019

    The wheels on the van were going round and round on the turnpike one day years ago. The mists of time have hidden the exact date from my memory. I’m not even sure why we were in Lancaster County, but we were on our way home. As the miles grew long, we took to singing to shorten them. Mr. Wagner, our driver, asked us to sing the song “Because He Lives,” but we didn’t know it. Although we came home and learned it, we never again sang songs in Mr. Wagner’s van. But last week my husband and I helped sing that beautiful hymn at his funeral....

  • Fishing Season to Begin April 6

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2019

    With the regular opening day for trout at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, I sought out the help of an expert, Corey Brown of Martinsburg. Brown said if you want to start fishing but do not know a lot about it, seek out a mentor. "A mentor can show you what type of rod you may need and also casting techniques that are so important," Brown said. "If your line is too heavy you may cast and end up in a tree or anywhere but where you want it. Especially if you are fishing for the first time, you need...

  • Lines By Lee

    PASTOR LEE SEESE, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2019

    I love it when a plan comes together. Things working out as they are supposed to is always preferred. God is the master planner. As Easter approaches I am reminded of Christmas and the genealogy presented in Matthew 1. As the royal line of Jesus is listed we find two familiar names – Boaz and Ruth. That brings us to the final chapter of the book of Ruth. We realize that God is working but are uncertain of what will happen. Boaz must see if the closer relative wants to be the kinsman-redeemer f...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2019

    Although there was much "argument" at the beginning of the Council, by the time these four witnesses (Peter, Barnabas, Paul and James) gave their testimony, the Council was quiet. Likely each side had expressed themselves as fully as they could and they were now waiting for something from God to give each side peace and agreement. The combination of the "Written Word," Scriptures they had had for 400 years, and the "Living Word," Jesus, had clearly helped them to see God indeed was calling...

  • St. John's to Portray Last Supper

    Apr 11, 2019

    St. John's Reformed Church of Loysburg will present a live dramatization of The Last Supper during a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. April 18. Pastor David M. Meckley will direct the performance and has invited the public to attend. Thirteen men of the congregation will portray Jesus and the 12 disciples in a dramatization based on the world famous painting of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. The painting was done in Milan, Italy, nearly a century and a half after the death of Christ. It is based on the Gospel of John, 13:21. The...

  • The Hoppers to Perform at Homewood

    Apr 11, 2019

    Homewood at Martinsburg will host The Hoppers at noon on Saturday, April 20, at the Givler Cultural Center. The Hoppers are a multi-award winning family group that has been singing to global audiences for more than 60 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York's Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. The group has performed throughout the United States as well as in Israel, Europe and Africa. It’s blend of harmonies and song choices have created a legacy of musical e...

  • No Bids for Route 866 Project Equal Good News for Williamsburg Borough

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Apr 11, 2019

    During the Williamsburg Borough Council meeting on April 1, bids for the state Route 866 project were to be opened. However, no bids were sent in. This, according to Stiffler-McGraw engineer John Clabaugh, was a good thing because PennDOT took a look at the project and determined that other renovations are needed instead of the “band-aid” project proposed and out for bids. Those options identified by PennDOT include stormwater ponds, a piping network or a storm sewer project – at a price tag of more than $1 million. Clabaugh did stress that...

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