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  • Bedford County Native Leah Shackley Olympic Trials Results

    ERIC SHIELDS, Herald Correspondent|Jul 3, 2024

    Bedford County native Leah Shackley came up short in the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium. Shackley said that she is completely proud of how she handled such a long meet. “With such a long meet, you have so many ups and downs. Your emotions are never the same — so, everyday is different, “ she said. Shackley began Saturday night June 15 by competing in the women’s 100-meter butterfly. She finished sixth in her semi-final heat in 58.44 out of the eight competitors and did not qua...

  • Morrisons Cove Agriculture Parade Returns July 9

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jul 3, 2024

    Morrisons Cove Agricultural Parade will be returning again for the year on Tuesday, July 9. The families of Jeanie Bolger and Dan Hershberger will be the co-marhsalls of the parade. John Bolger, the son of Jeanie said their family is glad to be co-marshalls with the Hershbergers. “We grew up in the same community and attend the same church — we’ve known each other our whole lives,” he said. Bolger said the parade has always been a big deal in the area. “It is great to see the community come together and get to see old friends,” he said. Mary He...

  • Cove Carnival Schedule

    Jul 3, 2024

    Schedule for the 2024 Cove Carnival week: Monday, July 8 - Little Miss Morrisons Cove Pageant 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 - Morrisons Cove Agricultural Parade 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 - Fireworks swim party 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and fireworks show 10 p.m. Thursday, July 11 - Wing Night and garden tractor pulls at 6 p.m. Friday, July 12 - Half Price Ride Wristbands Saturday, July 13 - Fireworks swim party 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and fireworks show 10 p.m....

  • Northern Bedford Alumni Reunion Set for September

    Linda Williams, Herald Correspondent|Jul 3, 2024

    The Northern Bedford Alumni reunion will be held Saturday, September 28, at the Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Building in New Enterprise. Conversation and greetings will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a noon meal served by Kountry Kettle. Cost is $25 and dues of $10 are additional. Dues are used for the expenses of the banquet etc. and are optional. The program will feature Dennis Shoemaker of Woodbury and a photographic show of Eagles and Other Birds. The Alumni has recently added a website https://nbc-alumni.com/ which is still under construction....

  • Fireworks

    Jul 3, 2024

    Charles Robertson, restocks the shelves at Freedom Fireworks in East Freedom Friday afternoon. Due to the fourth of July falling on a Thursday the store is expectring long lines of custumers during weekends before and after the fourth of July. Shipping costs are down from last year resulting in lower prices for fireworks this year. Two popular items this year are Gorilla Warefare and The Terminator....

  • Steve Allan Clapper

    Jul 3, 2024

    Steve Allan Clapper 69, passed away on May 4, 2024, in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born Nov. 7, 1954, in Roaring Spring, to John and Ethel Clapper, who proceeded him in death. Steve courageously battled cancer before his passing . He was previously married to Linda Baird. They have three children: Steve Jr., his beloved daughter Kelly Jo Wesoloski, and John "JC" Clapper II who proceeded him in death. He is also survived by his sisters: Joyce Reese, Patricia Russell, Cindy Carbaugh and Carol...

  • LGAR Holds Fundraiser in Bedford Today

    Jul 3, 2024

    The Corp. Isaac Rice Bedford Circle 233 of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic is having a fundraiser. The LGAR supports current service personnel, veterans, patriotic events and historical education for children. Wendy’s Restaurant, off the Bedford Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, will donate 20% of your bill on Wednesday, July 3rd, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Simply secure a coupon from one of the LGAR members on-site that day or call 814-360-4625 to have one sent to you. The coupon must be presented at time of purchase in order f...

  • Tree Climbing Competition Held at Morrisons Cove Park

    Miranda Madden, Intern|Jul 3, 2024

    Arboriculture is the cultivation and study of trees, shrubs and other perennial woody plants, and an arborist practices that cultivation. Spanning over a two-day period of Friday, May 17 to Saturday, May 18, a tree climbing competition, to test one's arborist climbing skills, was held at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. However, calling this just a tree climbing competition is seemingly an understatement; the competition consisted of various, difficult challenges to assess participants'...

  • Yard Sale

    Jul 3, 2024

    Amanda Keller finishes up a day long yard sale outside her Allegheny Street home Friday afternoon....

  • Wedding Celebration

    Jul 3, 2024

    Photographer Jessica Bush, left, takes photos of just married Hayden Roth of Everett and Rebecca Mellott-Roth of Martinsburg, center, and their wedding party following the ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Martinsburg Mennonite Church....

  • Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

    Jul 3, 2024

    By Jane Knisley Claysburg Area Public Library “First Lie Wins” by Ashley Elston is a must read for anyone who enjoys thrillers and mysteries! Evie Porter has a perfect life. A handsome boyfriend, a beautiful home and a great group of friends. It almost seems too good to be true… because it is. The secret? Evie Porter doesn’t actually exist. The routine is always the same; she is given a portfolio with an identity and location then later comes the mark - all courtesy of Mr. Smith, who she’s never met. Her current target is Ryan Sumner, a...

  • Watters' Photo Chosen As One Of The Top Ten

    ERIC SHIELDS, Herald Correspondent|Jul 3, 2024

    Everett photographer Della Watters competed in the World Photographic Cup. Her photo "Showered with Blessings" was taken at a summer wedding in Bedford at the Community Light Fellowship Church. Watters said the photo was a simple and pure wedding in the morning with a lunch reception. It was very similar to a church worship service with a sermon and hymns and was a reverent occasion. In the photo, she said the just-married couple was exiting the church to go to their vehicle and the entire crowd...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Jul 3, 2024

    Herald of July 3, 2014 Blair County Emergency Management Agency is working to prevent West Nile Virus in the county with a multi-prong effort, beginning with education about the disease, its symptoms, possible complications of infection and most of all, prevention. Crop specialists from area Growmark FS locations recently took part in a week-long Growmark agronomy training, known as Foundations for Success. On Sunday, June 29, approximately 100 runners and many more walkers took to the streets of Williamsburg for a 5K run organized by A Reason...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Jul 3, 2024

    Herald of July 8, 1999 Legislation aimed at producing safer young drivers in Pennsylvania was signed into law by Gov. Tom Ridge last week. As of Aug. 24 the curfew for those with junior licenses will be changed from midnight to 11 p.m. Also, drivers under 18 will not be permitted to carry more passengers than the number of seatbelts in their vehicle. The dog days of summer officially arrived. Through Tuesday, the month of July has seen the thermometer reach 90 degrees or above four straight days – July 3-6 – including three straight 92 deg...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Jul 3, 2024

    Herald of July 2, 1974 The arts and crafts show, planned as a special event for the annual Morrisons Cove Memorial Picnic, opens Thursday at Memorial Park, Martinsburg. The week-long celebration opened Monday with family skating, a tennis tournament and rides for youngsters. Rides and concessions will be available for the public throughout the week. Heavy rains over the weekend are expected to cause a further rise in the level of Raystown Lake. The Blair County Easter Seal Society, Inc. saw 425 clients and gave 1,317 treatments in the month of...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Jul 3, 2024

    Herald of July 7, 1949 Work has started on the new home of the New Enterprise Bank, which will be a two-story brick structure housing the bank and a store on the first floor and nine offices on the second floor. About 2,500 spectators on Monday evening witnessed the first fireworks in Williamsburg in some years. The evening started with a parade, then races and games for boys and girls, and finally, the distribution of prizes. The Herald celebrates its 64th birthday with no plans of retiring. Although the Herald first saw the light of day on...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Jul 3, 2024

    Herald of July 3, 1924 The Saturday musicale in Snyder Memorial Park was notable for two reasons, demonstrating interest in Nason Hospital and the special talent in the Cove. Under the direction of Mrs. W.K. Endlsey of Henrietta, participants were from local organizations in Roaring Spring, Martinsburg and Henrietta. Talented musicians included the American Legion Glee Club from Roaring Spring; Memorial Church men’s quartet and soloist Irving Fouse of Martinsburg; Mrs. Endsley, Henrietta vocalist; and the closing number, a piano duet by P...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Jul 3, 2024

    Herald of July 7, 1899 The Herald installed a modern cylinder press. A powder and dynamite works was about ready to begin operations in Williamsburg. Two balloon ascensions and fireworks were the attractions in Salemville the evening of July 4. The Pittsburgh Telegraph was advertising in the Cove that it was available at all agents for a penny a day, six cents a week. John S. Guyer of Loysburg shipped a carload of sheep to the eastern markets. Cellars and gardens were flooded in the lower part of Roaring Spring after a heavy rain. The victims...

  • Keeping cool

    Jul 3, 2024

    Williamsburg coach Emily Carper helps Ryanna Becker, 3, keep cool during the 8U All Star Tournament between Williamsburg and Claysburg Saturday afternoon at the Williamsburg little league field....

  • Summer Adventures at the Library

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jul 3, 2024

    “We hope to keep seeing new faces, new families and have people really enjoy the programs,” Librarian Assistant Jennifer Hoffman said. She is referring to the many new programs that the Williamsburg Public Library has to offer. On Tuesday, June 18, the Library began their first game day and hobby day with lots of games for all ages, in hopes to attract more to the library. “It was pretty cool,” Hoffman said, “I got to play a lot of different games, and it was just neat watching the kids play.” Some of the games played were Dungeons & Dragons,...

  • Woodbury Township Opens Black Top Bids

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jul 3, 2024

    Woodbury Township Supervisors awarded multiple bids during June’s meeting. For stone and blacktop bids, the Township received two bids – one from Grannas Bros, and one from New Enterprise. Citing price and convenience for location, stone and blacktop bids were awarded to Grannas Bros; Rich Eastep made a motion to award bids to Grannas with Paul Harclerode seconding, motion passed. New Enterprise was awarded the UNIQUE paving bid with Harclerode making the motion and Eastep seconding, motion passed. With paving bids, two bids were once aga...

  • Three Billion Birds

    RICHARD TATE, Sports Correspondent|Jul 3, 2024

    One of the most horrifying statistics I have run into during the past couple of years is that there are three billion (yes, billion) fewer birds in America than there were fifty years ago. I do not know exactly how researchers have arrived at this figure, but I do know that I encounter fewer birds afield than I once did. There are many reasons for the decline of bird numbers. Various chemicals and pesticides that have been introduced into the environment have taken their toll, either directly or through the plants and bugs that birds ingest....

  • District 6 Hall of Fame Game

    Jul 3, 2024

    From left, Central's Madison Kennedy, Alexis Spencer, Claysburg's Bella Francona, Central's Aubrey Rhodes and Bralyn Ellis were recognized as under class all stars during the PSBCA District 6 Hall of Fame Game held Tuesday, June 25 at Penn State Altoona....

  • Families Of Four Or More

    John Bush, Herald Correspondent|Jul 3, 2024

    John Bush was raised in Martinsburg and graduated from Central High in 1961. He spent most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest. He has many memories as a boy in the 1950s that give some insight to the people and culture of Martinsburg in the 1950s. John likes to tell stories and over the years he has repeated the stories of his youth many times. His belief is that those years in Martinsburg influenced him all of his life. Some of the stories are historical in nature, some are colorful, and some are personal. He wishes that you enjoy...

  • Promotion

    Jul 3, 2024

    Malaya Simmons attaches the Lt. Colonel patch to her husband Frank, during his recent promotion ceremony at Fort Moore, Ga. Frank Simmons is a 2002 graduate of Northern Bedford County High School. He is the son of Gary and Jill Simmons of Frosty Hollow....

  • Rx for Daily Living

    Linda Sollenberger, Faith Correspondent|Jul 3, 2024

    Romans 12:9-21 Throughout the last few months the Bible study group at my home church has been delving into the book of Romans, Paul’s letter to the people in Rome. Paul has a unique way of getting his words across to the people. He spent much of his time in prison but never let that circumstance be a deterrent to his spreading the good news of his savior. In reading these words we read today, Paul emphasizes the ways in which a faithful follower of Christ lives out and expresses the unmerited grace of God in his/her own life. Since studying th...

  • VBS at Albright Church of the Brethren

    Jul 3, 2024

    Albright Church of the Brethren at 1245 Bloomfield Rd, Roaring Spring will be having their vacation bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, July 7, through Thursday, July 11, excluding Tuesday, July 9 because of the Ag Parade in Martinsburg. The theme will be The Great Jungle Journey. Every day, kids are bombarded with questions: Did God really create everything? Why do bad things happen? Was Noah’s ark real? Why do I need to be saved? Can I trust the Bible? At this VBS, kids will explore the biblical answers to these questions as they s...

  • What Can We Learn About True Independence?

    Joel Kletzing, Faith Correspondent|Jul 3, 2024

    Independence is a tricky concept. It conjures the idea of being free to do whatever you want to do. But if your imagination and desires are tainted in a way which keep you from pursuing what is truly good and beautiful and true – specifically what is good and beautiful and true and of a quality that can satisfy a person forever, then the freedom to do whatever you want, to chase whatever deep impulses well up inside of you, would actually be a form of slavery since you are not able to grasp what is good, beautiful and true when measured on a...

  • Thought for the Week

    Paster Earl Herr|Jul 3, 2024

    Perhaps you have heard someone say, "I'd like to go back to the 'Good Ol' Days". Maybe you have even said it yourself. Of course it really cannot be done and we have no idea how far they would like to go back. We could replicate some of the things from the past: i.e. going to the 'outhouse' on a ninety degree day and enduring the swelter and stench or on a 15 degree day and brushing a skiff of snow off the seat before occupying it. You could turn off heat in the winter and have no heat in your b...

  • The Cove Calendar

    Jul 3, 2024

    The Arc Blair County Events: Wednesday - Every Wednesday at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Line Dance All are welcome. Thursdays - Every Thursday at 6 - 7 p.m. Bocce Rain or Shine All are welcome. Little Rock Natural Remedies Holds FREE Classes every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 16821 Dunnings Highway, Duncansville. 814-695-0624 Thursday, July 4 Food Distribution 9-11am Martinsburg Food Pantry 133 E. Allegheny St....

  • Menu from the USS Enterprise

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Jul 3, 2024

    A Martinsburg resident shared this scan of a menu from the USS Enterprise (CV-6) that her mother received from a friend. According to the National Museum of the United States Navy, The USS Enterprise (CV-6) is a Yorktown class aircraft carrier that was commissioned at Newport News, Va., on May 12, 1938. She was at sea during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Three days later, she became the first U.S. Navy warship to sink a Japanese warship, submarine I-70, and later that...

  • The History of America's Independence Day

    Jul 3, 2024

    Few summertime holidays elicit as much excitement as the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day in the United States. Each year, family, friends and revelers anticipate the arrival of the holiday so they can host barbecues, enjoy the sun, listen to their favorite summertime tunes and commemorate the freedoms afforded by the monumental events that led to the holiday’s establishment. Independence Day became a federal holiday in 1941, but July 4th has stood as the birth of American independence for much longer. July 4th marks a pivotal m...

  • Public Notices

    Jul 3, 2024

    Henry D. Brunett, III a/k/a Henry Daniel Brunett, III, Deceased. Late of Altoona City, Blair County. D.O.D. 5/21/24. Letters Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent to make known the same and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payment without delay to Lisa Jean Brunett, Executrix, c/o Brian F. Boland, Esq., 2640 Westview Dr., Wyomissing, PA 19610. Atty.: Brian F. Boland, Kozloff Stoudt, 2640 Westview Dr., Wyomissing, PA...

  • District 6 Pennsylvania Association Hall of Fame All Star Game

    Jul 3, 2024

    Photos from the District 6 Pennsylvania Association Hall of Fame All Star Game (PSBCA) held at Penn State Altoona on Tuesday, June 25....

  • Joe W. Reffner

    Jul 3, 2024

    Joe W. Reffner, 96, of Centerville, formerly of New Enterprise, passed away June 27, 2024, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Flitch; son of the late Wilson and Sallie (Bowser) Reffner. On July 24, 1952, at the Koontz Church of the Brethren, he was united in marriage to LaDonna J. (Baker) Reffner. He is survived by two sons, Wade Reffner (Gloria) of Centerville and Robert Reffner (Sandy) of New Enterprise; grandchildren: Joe, Deanna, Ken, Becky, and James;...

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