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Storage Sale Due to nonpayment of rent, Lester Grace, PO Box 496, Altoona; Brandie Houch, 309 Fairmount Dr., Duncansville; Heather Dibert, 210 Brinksmin Ct., Claysburg; Bradley Allen Smith, 265 Tom’s Lane, Duncansville; Cathy Alberts, PO Box 714,... Full story

 
 By Brian Hess    News    June 6, 2019

Pageant, Music, Fireworks Planned For 'J4' Celebration

Despite the absence of rides for the first time in more than 50 years, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park has a full slate of events scheduled for its Fourth of July celebration. The six-day “J4” event will begin Monday, July 1, and run through...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    June 6, 2019

M-burg Seeks Mayor Following Resignation

Martinsburg Borough is seeking a mayor following Monday night’s (June 3) resignation of the town’s elected head. The borough’s council accepted the resignation of Rex L. Hartman during the meeting. Hartman who has served as the elected mayor...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"Out of The Dark" is the fourth installment in the "Orphan X" series, written by Gregg Hurwitz. Evan Smoak, an orphan, was taken and trained at the age of 12 to become a deep cover operative in the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Loysburg Bridge Named in Honor of Vietnam Vet

The Vietnam War began in 1955, when Darrell Magruder, of New Enterprise, was just 11 years old. A little over 10 years later, Magruder would lose his life fighting in that same war. In mid-April...

 

Guest Commentary

Troubled by findings in Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s review of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s (PGC) operations, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) on May 30 called for additional oversight of the commission. “Criticism of lack of...

 

State Sen. Ward Urges Game Commission to Undertake Comprehensive Study of CWD

Senator Judy Ward (R-30) on June 3 urged the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) to place a higher priority on studying Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer. In a letter to Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burham, Ward noted...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Claysburg Woman Dies in Crash

A Claysburg woman died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon, June 1. According to police, Iva J. Hershberger, 66, of Claysburg, was pulling out from a stop sign on Point Road, onto Lincoln Highway in Napier Township,...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 31, 1894 Several residents of North Woodbury Township protested an appointment by the school directors to fill a vacant post on the board. The residents felt that the taxpayers should have had some say in who was appointed to the...

 

Denae Hershberger Named Bedford County Dairy Princess

On the picturesque evening of May 25, Denae Hershberger, the daughter of Ross and Yvonne Hershberger of Martinsburg, was crowned 2019-20 Bedford County Dairy Princess. The contest was held at the...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 6, 1919 Memorial Day, this year, was a bright and beautiful day, and many of our people laid aside their daily work and came out to do reverence to the sleeping brave. Also many from out of town were present to take part in the...

 
 By David Snyder    News    June 6, 2019

Remembering Rodney Burket, Longtime Herald Employee

E. Rodney Burket of Martinsburg passed away on May 26, 2019. He had worked for 35 years in the Herald's back shop as a printer, while Dick Loose operated the Linotype. Besides the job of running...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 6, 1944 Joseph Schworm, the Ohio farmer who last Feb. 19, murdered his daughter-in-law, the former Betty Ake of Martinsburg, was sent to the state penitentiary at Columbus, Ohio, when he appeared in court for sentence Thursday of last...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 5, 1969 The combination of wind and heavy rain Monday evening caused some damage, but few complaints were heard as the storm brought relief from the usually dry conditions that have prevailed throughout the spring. The flight service...

 
 By Dave Scott Jr.    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Finishing What He Started

Did you have a relative who liked to tell you wild and fantastic tales? Legends, myths, things that can't be true ... or could they? Did you believe Grandpa when he told you that he really did once se...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 2, 1994 Cove Shoe Co. in Martinsburg is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion with a limited edition T-shirt. The shirt features the Corcoran Jump Boot, worn during World War II. The Spring Cove Women’s Club held...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 4, 2009 The war in iraq has hit home in the Cove. Chad A. Edmundson, 20, of Williamsburg, was killed by an improvised explosive device attack on May 27, in Abu Ghraib, Iraq. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Military and...

 

BETTY LOU LONG

Betty Lou (Shaw) Long, 93, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday morning, May 29, 2019, at the home. A funeral was held on... Full story

 

JERRY ROY DISNEY

Jerry R. Disney, 76, of rural Martinsburg, passed away late Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg following an extended illness. A celebration of life service was held on Wednesday, June 5, at Hicks United Methodist Church, Duncansville.... Full story

 

AARON LETROY GONZALEZ

Aaron Letroy Gonzalez, 32, of Philadelphia, formerly of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, after a lifelong illness. Funeral services were held on May 20 at the... Full story

 

BRUCE CLAUDE KENSINGER

Bruce Claude Kensinger, 73, son of the late Margaret Vaughan and Raymond Kensinger, passed on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, hospital. He is survived by his sister Doris Jean Grubb of Indiana, brothers Russell Kensinger and Roy... Full story

 

FLORENCE D. APPLEMAN

Florence D. Appleman, 71, of Martinsburg, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Florence was born on Aug. 15, 1947, in Blue Knob, the daughter of the... Full story

 
 By Dave Lemery    News    June 6, 2019

Audit Finds Poor Financial Controls at PGC

For years, Pennsylvania state Rep. David Maloney said, he’s been questioned by state residents in the hunting community wondering how the state Game Commission spends the money they fork over for licenses. “Many of the sportsmen statewide have...

 

Shredding Events to Be Held in H-burg, Bellwood

Residents of the 80th Legislative District are invited to Rep. Jim Gregory’s (R-Blair) free shredding events to help safeguard themselves against identity theft. The events will be held: • 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the American Legion Post...

 

'Cove Cause for Cancer' Plans Gala

The Cove Cause for Cancer organization has planned a black-tie affair for Saturday, July 13, at the Bistro at the Village Green, Martinsburg. “A Mid Summer’s Night” will be the theme for the dress-to-impress event. Attendees will have the...

 

Altoona Career and Technology Center Announces Adult Education Programs

The Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center announces its summer open house series, Walk-in Wednesdays. During the Wednesday open houses, individuals interested in adult education programs may visit GACTC to learn about the various programs and...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group To Hold Meeting on June 13

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. Permethrin treated socks, which have tick repellent protection lasting up to 70 washings, tick...

 

Lady Bulldogs Win Second Straight District 6 1A Title

The Claysburg-Kimmel softball team claimed its fifth District 6 title in 11 years on Friday, May 31, as the third-seeded Lady Bulldogs knocked off top-seeded Glendale 8-5 in a Class 1A tilt at Saint...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 6, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

I am sometimes asked how to dry the gristle attached to the beard of a gobbler that a hunter probably wants to save as a memento of a successful hunt. At one time I dipped the gristle of the beard...

 

PFBC Seeks Comments on Spruce Creek

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is seeking public comment on proposed changes to fishing tackle regulations along a section of Spruce Creek located in Huntingdon County. At its next meeting on July 15 and 16, the board will consider a...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

It was a new thing for me to wear ear plugs. I looked in astonishment at my lawn mower. The 6 horsepower Kawasaki engine under the green paint seemed to turn into a purring kitten. The traffic on...

 

Classic Cars Line the Streets of Hollidaysburg During Cruise-In

After a wet week, the only slick thing on this Friday evening, May 31, were the buffed chrome fenders and wheels on the classic cars lining the streets of Downtown Hollidaysburg. Gleaming metal shone...

 

Albright Church Plans Vacation Bible School

Albright Church of the Brethren in Roaring Spring will host Vacation Bible School from June 9 through June 13. VBS will be held from 6:20 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday with a closing program at 7 p.m. on Friday. The theme this year will be...

 

Lines By Lee

If I were to ask the average Christian why they pray, I may get answers like...prayer changes things and the Bible tells us we should. People can probably quote a number of prayer-related verses....

 

Thought for the Week

A church is established in Philippi. It is most certainly a viable church. It has membership across the whole strata of society. Paul thinks it is time to move on. So, he does. First he returns to...

 

Library Seeks Humanitarian Nominees

Nominations are being accepted now through Sept. 6 for the annual Martinsburg Community Library Novel Service Award. The selection committee is searching for nominees who have devoted their time and efforts to worthy causes in the Cove area....

 

What Is Oat Milk?

People avoiding milk due to an allergy, intolerance, vegan lifestyle, or other preference have many dairy alternatives to choose from at their nearby supermarket. Almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, and cashew milk are widely known, but what about...

 

What Dairy Does for You and Your Body

A balanced diet that's rich in nutrients is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Nutritious diets include fruits and vegetables, but a truly well-rounded diet also includes dairy. The Dairy...

 

Dairy Alternatives Are Expanding

Visit to a supermarket nowadays and you're bound to see plenty of non-dairy milks and products competing with the real deal. Thanks to the popularity of plant-based nutrition, non-dairy products are...

 

The Many Health Benefits of Dairy

Did you know that humans are the only adult animal species that continues to consume “milk” through dairy products. While most animals wean off of their mother’s milk after infancy, humans across the globe have been consuming products produced...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    June 6, 2019

Power Reunion's Tractor Pulls a Huge Success in New Enterprise

The Southern Cove Power Reunion held its tractor pull on Saturday, May 18, in New Enterprise. This was once again a huge success with hundreds of folks attending this free event. The event got off to...

 

MUNICIPAL

Nine Killed in Memorial Day Holiday Crashes Members of the Pennsylvania State Police investigated 755 traffic crashes during the four-day Memorial Day holiday driving period, from May 24 through May 2...

 

C-K Repeats as District Champs

Claysburg-Kimmel won its second straight District 6 Class 1A softball championship on May 31 at Saint Francis University, Loretto. Seeded third, the Lady Bulldogs knocked off top-seeded Glendale 8-5...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Body Found in River May 27 Confirmed As That of Man Missing Since January

A body found on Memorial Day, May 27, in the Juniata River near Brooks Mills, Blair Township, just north of East Freedom, has been identified as 30-year-old Mathew W. Smith of Bakers Summit. Smith...

 

Area Frontier Patriots To Meet June 8 near Bedford

The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon on Saturday, June 8. at Hoss's Steak & Seafood Restaurant, 4308 Business Route 220, Bedford. The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes...

 

Commissioned Officer

2nd Lt. Tyson Jay Miller (center) was commissioned as an active duty officer in the Infantry branch on May 11, 2019. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in safety management and a minor in...

 

Girl Scout Silver Awards

Isabella Swindell (left), Regan Mobley (center) and Joclynn Ramsey from Girl Scout Troop 43009 were awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award on June 2 for their planning and completing a renovation...

 

Five Generations

Darlene Joyce Stonerook Lang of Roaring Spring recently gathered with her family of five generations. She is holding her great-great-granddaughter, Willow Joyce Baker of Altoona. In the back row are...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 6, 2019

Group Planning History Tour

The Southern Cove Historical Group met on May 18 at the South Woodbury Township building in New Enterprise. Bob Detwiler is the chairman of the group, and Linda Claycomb is the group's secretary....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Claysburg Woman Accused of Stealing $131,000 From Employer

A Claysburg woman is facing felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property after police said she embezzled $131,000 from the doctor’s office where she worked as billing supervisor. Danielle M. Bushore, 42, was arraigned on Friday, May 24, by...

 

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