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Joseph A. Hinish

Joseph A. Hinish, 89, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday evening, May 28, 2022 at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. He was born April 2, 1933, in Curryville, son of the late Wilmer E. and...

 

Charles Richard Barr

Charles Richard Barr, 84, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday, May 27, 2022 at his residence. He was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Altoona, son of the late Henry Clayton and Elizabeth A. (Hartman) Barr....

 

James "Jim" Melvin Allender

James “Jim” Melvin Allender, 87, of Gautier, Mississippi, passed away following a short illness Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Singing River Hospital, Ocean Springs, Miss. He was born Oct. 5, 1934, at...

 

Dolores J. Barkman

Dolores J. Barkman, 91, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away June 5, 2022, at Homewood in Martinsburg. She was born Jan. 24, 1931, in Woodbury; daughter of the late Emmert and Dorothy (Over) Pepple. On May 17, 1951, in Winchester,...

 

Blair Co. Genealogical Society Welcomes Kevin Mearkle as Speaker

Blair County Genealogical Society’s June speaker will be author Kevin Mearkle. Mearkle is a resident of Bedford County and an 8th generation descendant of two Bedford County families with Civil War...

 

DMVA Warns Veterans to be Aware of Scammers Looking to Poach Their Military Pension

Pennsylvania veterans and their advocates should be aware of an increase in scammers looking to poach their VA pensions, warns the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). Pension Poaching is financial exploitation targeting...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Basics of Leasing

An interview with Jeff Moser, Farm Credit Leasing What is a lease, when can leases be used, and how do they work? A leasing company allows the use of an item that they own, meaning the leasing company, while you pay a periodic lease or rental...

 

Books to Borrow Roaring Spring Public Library Recommends

“In the Garden of Spite” by Camilla Bruce is a work of historical fiction that follows the life of Belle Gunness, one of the most notorious female serial killers in American History. The book is...

 
 By CHAD CRUMRINE    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Lower Trail History Explored

Like other rail-trails, the Lower Trail offers the opportunity to experience both nature and history along its route. The 16.5 mile trail passes through the Cove in and around Williamsburg, following the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River on...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Thanks to community support and volunteers, the Martinsburg Community Book Sale held on May 26-28 was a huge success. The book sale is held once or twice a year sponsored by the Martinsburg Friends of the Library to financially help...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 10, 1897 Ex-congressman W. S. Linton of Saginaw Michigan was making an appearance at the Eleventh Avenue Opera House in Altoona. Every effort was being made to make it one of the grandest patriotic meetings ever held in Central...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 5, 1972 Jesse L. Hartman, president of the Blair County Historical Association praised the volunteers who came out to clean the Dick Schoolhouse grounds. Richard L. Metzler, a history teacher at Central High School, and Mrs. Fred...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 16, 1922 Planning was underway for the Guyer Community Orchestra Picnic. It was to be held in the Wilson Koontz Grove on June 22. Planned activities included a peanut scramble, greased pole climb, sack races, foot races, and...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 12, 1997 The Loysburg Bypass officially opened with ribbon cutting ceremonies and a motorcade led by Pennsylvania State Police across the mile-long road. Local Congressman Bud Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 12, 1947 Dean Gunnett, 49, of Williamsburg died as a result of a motorcycle accident on William Penn Highway near Yellow Springs. The motorcycle collided with the side of a coal truck and Gunnett was thrown to the ground and killed...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 14, 2012 Rodney Green, superintendent of the Spring Cove School District, was retiring at the end of June. Green spent 38 years working in education. Roaring Spring Water announced that it would be acquiring Valenty Bottled Water of...

 

Our True Home

When our boys were eight and ten years old we decided to take a long road trip to Yellowstone National Park, taking our time to visit anything we saw along the way that caught our attention. It was...

 

Thought for the Week

God's plan of Salvation rests on four theological pillars. Each is absolutely necessary. We do not always see them as clearly as we should. Perhaps they are not stressed adequately. The first is "The...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    June 9, 2022

Veterans Honored at Memorial Day Celebration in Claysburg

Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m., a beautiful ceremony to honor veterans was conducted at Union Cemetery. Hundreds of attendees brought their chairs and watched as the Claysburg American Legion Band, under...

 

Public Notices

Special Meeting The Board of Supervisors of Woodbury Township, Bedford County, will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Woodbury Area Community Center Large Meeting Room for the purpose of discussing a road project.... Full story

 

Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company Holds Engine 70 'Push In' Ceremony

In December of 2020, the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company had their main engine fail beyond repairs. No fire company can be without their main engine with disasters always a concern in the community....

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    News    June 9, 2022

Spring Dam to See Upgrades this Summer

The Spring Dam Fountain upgrade project is almost complete. The town and Blank Book CEO Dan Hoover are looking to get the fountain back to its old glory. “I feel obligated to maintain the fountain,” Hoover said, “I have owned the property with...

 

NBC Elementary Student Council Gets Buddy Bench

The NBC Elementary School Student Council for the class of 2027 has planned and raised money to purchase Buddy Benches for the elementary school playground. A Buddy Bench is a place where students...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 9, 2022

Southern Cove Power Reunion Plans Antique Truck, Construction Show

Southern Cove Power Reunion held its monthly meeting June 2. Jason Hileman called the meeting to order. After the flag salute, prayer was given by George Dell. Minutes were read by Melanie Clapper and the treasurer’s report was given by Amy...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 9, 2022

Woodbury Borough Council Seeking Bids for Tar, Chipping

Woodbury Borough Council met Monday, June 7, at the Woodbury Community Center. Present were President Shawn Claycomb, Vice President Tim Wentz, Shane Suter, Wayne Brumbaugh, and Secretary Barb Wilt. Absent were Ron Dibert and Mayor Jordon Pabon....

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    News    June 9, 2022

VFW Auxiliary, Police Departments Hold Family Freedom Festival

The VFW auxiliary in conjunction with the Claysburg, East Freedom, and Roaring Springs' police departments held the first annual "Family Freedom Festival" on Saturday, June 4. The event took place at...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 9, 2022

Court Refuses to Reduce Murder Sentence

A Martinsburg man who already had his sentence reduced once for his role in the 2015 murder of a Roaring Spring woman was denied a chance for further reduction by the Pennsylvania State Superior Court. James Hardwick was 15 years old when he and...

 

C-burg Library to Offer 'Oceans of Possibilities'

The Claysburg Area Public Library is gearing up for a very busy summer. This year’s Summer Quest Program theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.” All of the programs will be held at 11 a.m. Summer Quest will include six different programs that are r...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Fourth Fest Biddle’s Brewing is teaming up with Belly Busters and the Lower Trail Creamery to host their first annual Williamsburg Fourth Fest. July 9 on the Lower Trail Creamery and Belly Busters lots, enjoy live music, a hot-dog eating contest,...

 

Sundae Funday on the Farm Event Happening in Williamsburg

Celebrate National Ice Cream Sundae Day on July 17 at a 10th-generation family dairy farm. Mill Hill Farms, LLC is opening their farm to the surrounding communities and serving free ice cream sundaes and milk for Sundae Funday on the Farm. The farm...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 9, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

We are so blessed to be in a community that is surrounded by good ice cream, whether you want to trek on down to the Lower Trail Creamery or hit up the Cove for some delicious options! This inspired my question for the week – what is your favorite...

 

12th Annual SPC Chad Edmundson Memorial Dice Run Held

Over 300 motorcyclists gathered in Williamsburg on Saturday, June 5, for the 12th Annual SPC Chad Edmundson Memorial Dice Run. Edmundson was killed On May 27, 2009, while on foot patrol in Baghdad...

 

Dorothy's Kuts Celebrates 20 Years

Dorothy Kauruter, owner of Dorothy's Kuts, celebrates her 20 years in business in Williamsburg. Kauruter hosted an open house/celebration at the salon on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 1...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 9, 2022

Noise Ordinance Questioned at Woodbury

Residents complained about noise violations during last Thursday evening’s Woodbury Township meeting. A resident said that there were very loud fireworks set off over the past Memorial Day weekend as well as carbide and acetylene bombs. The...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 9, 2022

BYOB – Is It Enforceable By The Borough?

The Brickhouse Bistro attended the Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to ask about having a “bring your own beverages” option at their establishment. Solicitor Nathan Karn said that the borough cannot say, “No facilities or establishments...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    June 9, 2022

More on Morrison Cove High School: Fun Historical Facts

The many words that have been spoken and the stories that have been written pale to those of one young man who spent six years at Morrison Cove High School in a most unusual capacity. Don Grabill of Martinsburg lived at the old Brownstone, a three-st...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    June 9, 2022

NBHS Football Coach Garry Black Looks Ahead

After a second-place finish in the Inter-County Conference, and an impressive 7-3 regular season record, coach Garry Black and the Northern Bedford varsity football team look to build on the...

 

Bedford County Players: New Theater Opening in Centerville

Don't miss Bedford County Players' highly anticipated opening show at the newly renovated Bedford County Playhouse (Formally Centreville United Methodist Church) just south of Bedford at 1044...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    June 9, 2022

Cove Community Theater to Put on Annie Jr.

The sun will be coming out in Loysburg on Friday, June 17, through Sunday, June 19, at The Cove Community Theater. According to owner/director Mary Ellen Laird, Annie Jr. is this year’s theater camp show. Participants will have two weeks of...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    June 9, 2022

Claysburg Area Community Theater Showing 'Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses'

Love is in the air in Claysburg. Claysburg Area Community Theater will present its spring production "Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses" by Michael and Susan Parker. The play follows the goings-on of The...

 

NB Grad Walk Brings Sisters Together

Northern Bedford County High School Seniors did a walk through the NBC elementary school on June 1. Shown is graduate Lydia Byler, hugging her younger sister Makena Byler, who is just finishing up...

 

Dillings Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage

Dale C. and Doris E. (Black) Dilling of Raystown Road, Hopewell, will observe 70 years of marriage on Friday, June 10, 2022. Mr. and Mrs. Dilling were united in marriage on June 10, 1952, by Dale's...

 

Central Wins MLF High School Fishing Open on Smith Mountain Lake

The Central High School team of Gerald Brumbaugh of Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, and Dalton Metzger of Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 12...

 

What I Would Do

A reader recently challenged me. "Rich, you're constantly criticizing the game commission's turkey-management policies. You say these policies are a major cause of the decline of the turkey...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    June 9, 2022

Blue Pirates Fall to Southern Fulton in States

Williamsburg's storybook run reached its final chapter Monday evening as the Blue Pirates fell 12-4 to Southern Fulton. The Blue Pirates went with pitcher Lambert Palmer. Southern Fulton elected to go...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    June 9, 2022

Dragons Soar Through First Round of State Playoffs

Central High School continued its dominance in the first round of the state playoffs. The Dragons improved to an astounding 25-0 after defeating Mohawk Area High School in a game that didn't even go...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    June 9, 2022

Curve Your Enthusiasm

Editor's Note: This is an extended article. The abbreviated piece was in the print edition of the June 9 Herald. Minor-league baseball players are some of the most dedicated athletes in sports: seven-...

 

Pristows Equipment Group Acquires Bobcat of Martinsburg

Pristows Equipment Group, the premier outdoor power equipment retailer in Cambria and Somerset counties, has acquired the Bobcat of Martinsburg dealership. The official announcement was made at the store on Cove Mountain Road on June 1, 2022. The...

 

Commencements Concluded

All Cove high school graduations have finished, with more than 300 students throwing their caps this year. Shown is Central's graduation, which was held on Thursday, June 2, 2022. The Herald's...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 9, 2022

Memorials Honoring Trooper Landon Weaver Dedicated at Central

Before Landon Weaver became a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, he was a student at Central High School in Martinsburg, graduating in 2012. Now, every time students and visitors enter the high...

 

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