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NOTICE Notice is given that the Williamsburg Borough of Williamsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania, will hold a SPECIAL MEETING in the Municipal Building at 305 E 2nd Street, Williamsburg, PA on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 9 a.m. Williamsburg Borough... Full story

 
 By Dave Potchak    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Po's Peek at the Past

June 1, 1992, is a date that will live with me in infamy. That is the day I turned the big 4-0, and the day when I offered my son some pointers for his upcoming competition in the school's track and...

 

C-K Graduates Begin the Next Phase of Their Lives

Claysburg-Kimmel High School's Class of 2019 entered the school's 98th commencement exercises on Sunday, June 2, as seniors and exited as adults. A new phase of life began for the 80 seniors who...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

Lisa See is a master of historical fiction. She is the popular author of "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane," "Shanghai Girls" and "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan." This novel is based on the lives of...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019

Kindness and Direction Highlight WHS Commencement

"Kindness is never lost," Dr. Barry England, president of the Williamsburg Community School Board, remarked during last Thursday evening's (June 6) Williamsburg Commencement exercises. Thirty-four...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 7, 1894 The Pennsylvania Railroad issued a new train schedule that cut the number of runs between the Cove area and Altoona. Only one train was scheduled to stop in Henrietta and the Williamsburg area each day. Many local residents...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 13, 1919 Arch R. Lykens, D. Emmert Brumbaugh and Charles Mentzer, three of the boys who went out from this place to fight in the great world war, returned to their homes and friends here this week. Arch Lykens was a member of the 80th...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 15, 1944 The family and friends of Technical Sergeant Norbert E. Rhodes of Royer, near Williamsburg, were much relieved when his mother, Mrs. Elmer E. Rhodes, received a telegram from the war department Monday stating that he was a pri...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 12, 1969 Work on the Gary D. Frye Memorial Field, a regulation Little League field at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg, is nearing completion. The field is ready for use now and workmen are completing construction of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    June 13, 2019

An Appreciation for the Cove's Community Hospital

Thursday, June 6, was supposed to be a busy, yet fun day for me, a day I had meticulously planned out to make sure I could do everything with time to spare. It was my daughter Olivia’s last day as a first grader at St. Patrick Catholic school, and...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 9, 1994 Three students will share valedictorian status at Claysburg-Kimmel High School this year. Tying for the top spot in the Class of 1994 are Gavin Claycomb, Bonnie Nesselroad and Kelli O’Harrow. Central High School has named...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 11, 2009 A rainy commencement night could not diminish the sunny smiles of the 160 Central High School graduating seniors or their best wishes for one another. The sea of scarlet and gray gowns on the stage along with the overflowing a...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 13, 2019

Central's Class of 2019: 'Always a Dragon'

Central High School presented diplomas to 133 young men and women of the Class of 2019 during commencement on Thursday, June 6. The ceremony was held at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. The parking...

 

NB Graduates Challenged to Pursue Dreams and Passions

The Northern Bedford County High School held commencement services on Thursday, May 30, in the school's auditorium as a result of the poor weather conditions. Music for the evening was provided by...

 

RAMONA KAY 'MONIE' (SMITH) BURGET

Ramona Kay "Monie" (Smith) Burget, 80, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, June 10, 2019, at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care, following an extended illness. Friends... Full story

 

TERRY L. BRUMBAUGH

TERRY L. BRUMBAUGH Terry L. Brumbaugh, 72, of East Freedom, died on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness. A funeral was held on Wednesday, June 12, at... Full story

 

GEORGE F. SHAW

George F. Shaw, 92, of Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, died on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following a brief illness. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral today, Thursday, Ju... Full story

 

DOROTHY A. 'DOTTIE' BABIAK

Dorothy A. "Dottie" Babiak, 92, of Duncanville, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away on Friday evening, June 7, 2019, at Maybrook Hills Rehab and Healthcare Center, Altoona. A funeral was held on... Full story

 

Martinsburg Girl Graduates From Charter School of PA

Alana Nicole Norris of Martinsburg graduated from Reach Cyber Charter School of PA Connections Academy, Harrisburg, on Friday, June 7, in Mechanicsburg. The daughter of Melissa and Wayne Norris of...

 

Paws in the Park to Be Held at Memorial Park

The fourth annual Paws In the Park to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The weekend will start with a “Stray Dog Strut 5K/2K Run/Walk....

 

James Dunmore on Spring Dean's List at EMU

James Dunmore of Queen has been named to Eastern Mennonite University’s dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Dunmore is studying liberal arts at Eastern Mennonite University, which is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Students named to...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 13, 2019

Central Cove FFA Recognizes Members at Annual Banquet

Central Cove FFA held its annual Parent-Member Banquet on May 17 at Central High School, Martinsburg. The dinner was served buffet style in the cafeteria and was partially made by Frederick's Meat Mar...

 

Weaver on Dean's List at Kutztown

Shannon Marie Hannah Weaver of Martinsburg was named to the 2019 spring dean’s list at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade-point...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 13, 2019

Central High School Students Learn Danger of Vaping

In 1965, Congress passed a law requiring all cigarette packages sold in the United States to carry a health warning. In 1970, cigarette companies were no longer permitted to advertise their products...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 13, 2019

Resident of Cove Forge Charged With Sexual Assault

A resident of the Cove Forge Behavioral Health in Williamsburg is in jail facing charges of sexual assault after an incident involving a 19-year-old female resident on June 2. Lamar M. Williams, 48,...

 

List of Central High School 2019 Graduates

Hayden K. Acker Thad C. Albright Wesley D. Albright Alison C. Appleman Alex N. Aungst Drew W. Aungst Neeley A. Ayers Alexzander S. Barnes Kayla B. Baum Alyssa G. Becker Hailee B. Benton Thomas W. Beyer-Reasey Dylon M. Bianconi Caitlyn J. Boggs Logan...

 

List of Claysburg-Kimmel High School 2019 Graduates

Corey James Amrhein Marcus A. Appleman Rhiannon E. Baker Gage Benjamin Barnes Landan David Bauman Mikenlee J. Bauman Wyatt Claire Belles Amber Lee Ann Billotte Bradley Alan Bivens Kiana Cheyenne Bowser Justinna Mae Brown Richelle Irene Brown Canaan...

 

List of Northern Bedford County High School 2019 Graduates

Maurizio Luca Amato Raechel Elizabeth Arcq Hannah Marie Bechtel Haley Christine Cogan Madison Lynn Cottle Tori Paige Craig Jada Madison Crownover Bryce Aaron Detterline Chloe Nicole Diehl Sydnei Ellen Dively Case David Donaldson Brittany Elaine...

 

List of Williamsburg High School Class of 2019 Graduates

Kamen Alexander Becerra Brenton William Clark Jayden Edward Clark Morgan Rayne Clouser Autumn Brooke Corrigan Amber Nicole Dailey Tristan Levi DeHoyos Andrea Michelle Dell Chandler Bryant Edwards Noah Lane Fagnano Michael Jonathan Ginter Paige Riane...

 

Late DCC Rally Ends C-K's Campaign

The 2019 campaign for the Claysburg-Kimmel girls softball team ended in heart-breaking fashion on June 6 at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson. C-K, the two-time defending District 6 Class 1A champions,...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 13, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

June 17 is the first day to buy hunting licenses for the 2019-00 hunting seasons. It will be interesting to see how many additional hunters drop out of hunting because of the PGC's short-sighted...

 

Hunting Licenses to Go On Sale Monday, June 17

Licenses for the 2019-20 hunting and furtaking seasons go on sale Monday, June 17. And when hunters and furtakers buy their 2019-20 licenses, each again will receive a complimentary copy of the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest. Like other hunte...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Announces Award Winners from Senior Class

Nineteen members of Claysburg-Kimmel High School’s Class of 2019 were presented with awards and scholarships during the 98th commencement exercises Sunday, June 2, at the high school. Recipients of awards and scholarships (in alphabetical order)...

 

Local Students Graduate from Saint Francis U.

More than 700 students received degrees from Saint Francis University, Loretto, on May 12. The following local students earned degrees: Crystal Llewellyn, of Everett, graduated with a Bachelor of Science – behavioral science. Sara Watson, of East...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The soybean plants stretched in long rows towards the woods nestled in the southeast hills, while squirrels scolded from the oak trees that surrounded my daughter's backyard deck. I was only...

 

Lil' Focht's Graduates

Lil' Focht's Day Care of Martinsburg recently recognized five graduates this year from preschool. The graduates are (from left): Tyler Sparks, son of Andrea and Barry Sparks of Martinsburg; Trenten...

 

C-burg PAST to Hold Program on June 22

Claysburg PAST (Preserving Artifacts Stories and Traditions) will hold a two-hour history information program at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium. This...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

During the winter I tend to hibernate. I eat snacks and cookies and enjoy going to bed as early as possible. This is how I cope with the long, dark days of winter. Eventually spring rolls around and...

 

Thought for the Week

Persecution again came against Paul and his companions. It was organized and it was severe. Persecution does not prevent Paul from sharing the Gospel, it propels him. He simply moves on to the next...

 

Craft Show Benefits Autism

A proceeds benefit craft show to autism was held at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park on Saturday, April 27th. Bensyn Ickes, who is on the spectrum, was raising money for the #eaglesautismchallange which...

 

Nason Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Nason Foundation, whose mission is to support the health and vitality of our community through financial support and education, is accepting applications for scholarships. The Nason Foundation originally began offering scholarships in 1989 and di...

 

2019 Academic Awards Given At Northern Bedford High

The Northern Bedford County High School 2019 academic awards assembly was held on Tuesday, May 28. Recipients of the awards are as follows: Academic Excellence Award – Haley Cogan (Clifford and Christine Cogan) Brittany Ebersole (Brent and Sonja...

 

NBCMS Presents Academic Awards

The Northern Bedford County Middle School 2019 academic awards assembly was held on Tuesday, May 28. Recipients of the awards are as follows: President’s Educational Excellence Awards – Grade 8: Adan Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joby Schleinkofer...

 

Metzkers to Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage on June 21

Jay and Debbie Metzker, of rural Martinsburg, will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Friday, June 21, 2019. Jay, a retired dairy farmer, retired from his second career as a quality control inspector...

 

Birth Announcement

David and Amanda (Zimmerman) Martin of Martinsburg are the parents of a daughter, Kara Michelle, born at 5:35 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at home. The infant weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces. Kara has two...

 

NBC Prom Royalty

Northern Bedford High School's prom court for 2018-19 was comprised of (from left): Front row: Queen Madison Cottle and King Bentley Zimmerman. Back row: Case Donaldson, Hannah Bechtel, Kyle Guyer,...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019

Gunsmithing Business Looks to Enter Borough

Several months ago, Zach Biddle attended a Williamsburg Borough Council meeting in hopes to get the borough to work on the steps to allow his business, Ridgeline Gunsmithing, to occupy the now vacant Dollar General property. Following the story break...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019

Williamsburg Municipal Authority Raises Rates in 2020

Williamsburg Municipal Authority members did something they had hoped not to – raise water rates during last Tuesday’s (June 4) meeting. During the Pennvest project process, the Williamsburg Municipal Authority was not eligible for any grants bec...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019

Eagle Scouts Look to Accomplish Projects

By NATALIE GORSUCH Williamsburg Correspondent Three young men, members of the Williamsburg Eagle Scouts, are working toward projects slated to finish over the summer. Scouts are to choose a project...

 

Students Learn Ways to Deal with Anxiety

When you see a bouncy house, an inflatable spider, and a lifesize Jenga board, what comes to your mind? For Williamsburg School District students, this was no party, this was a career carnival,...

 

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