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  • Mary E. Smith

    Sep 15, 2022

    Mary E. Smith, 99, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 7, 1923, in Everett the daughter of the late Edward B. and Margaret P. (Bartholow) Lewis. She married Reuben J. Smith Feb. 21, 1941, in Maryland and he passed away Aug. 5, 2017. She is survived by three sons: Reuben C. Smith and wife Shirley of East Freedom, Terry L. Smith and wife Joy of Linesville, and Val...

  • Stanley R. Over

    Sep 15, 2022

    Stanley R. Over, 76, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Martinsburg, went home to be with his Lord, Tuesday morning September 6, 2022, at his daughter’s home in Carlisle, due to complications from cancer. He was born March 31, 1946, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Jerre R. and Marjorie E. (Baker) Over. On Sept. 18, 1965, he married Shirley Ickes at the Martinsburg Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley of 56 years; a daughter, Lisa Moore (Bruce) of Carlisle; a...

  • Rodney Paul Lane

    Sep 15, 2022

    Rodney Paul Lane, 82, of Williamsburg passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, at Maple Winds Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Portage. He was born April 25, 1940, in Roaring Spring, son of the late, Dewey and Mary Elizabeth (Ebersole) Lane. He was married three times and on April 13, 2013 he married Theresa Garman. He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa; a daughter, Rebecca (Jan) Stauffer; a son, Rodney Lane II; four grandchildren: Liam Stauffer, Luka, Alicia, and Dustin Lane; fo...

  • Marietta T. (Oppel) Jackson Berkheimer

    Sep 15, 2022

    Marietta T. (Oppel) Jackson Berkheimer, 94, of New Enterprise, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Sept 6, 2022. She was born Sept 16, 1927, in McVeytown, daughter of the late Paul and Bernice (Gearhart) Oppel. She married Robert W. Jackson who preceded her in death in 1973. She then married Byron Berkheimer, who preceded her in death in 2001. She is survived by three daughters: Jeanette Wlazlowski and husband Robert of Red Lion, Jessie Jackson in NC, Charlotte Jackson in NY; two...

  • Bedford Co. Chamber to Honor Local Businesses, Individuals at Celebration

    Sep 15, 2022

    The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the business and individuals to be honored during the 2022 Award Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Bedford County Airport. Sixteen awards will be presented to outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals of the Bedford County region, recognizing a variety of accomplishments, including: excellence in business (small, medium and large categories), community service, historical preservation, property improvement, agri-business, education, and servant leadership, as well...

  • Emergency Preparedness Encouraged This Month with New Tools

    Sep 15, 2022

    September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department are encouraging citizens to take steps to prepare for emergencies and ensure that their homes, businesses, and possessions are adequately insured. September is also when Pennsylvania experiences a higher risk of flooding due to hurricane and tropical storm activity in the Northeast this time of year. PEMA is encouraging citizens to get involved and take additional steps to prepare for this and all...

  • Celebrate the Foundation of America: DAR Promotes Constitution Week

    Sep 15, 2022

    There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. While Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer people know about Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life. Each year the annual...

  • Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

    Sep 15, 2022

    Mac, Edie and Graham were inseparable friends since middle school. It was expected that Mac would follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor. Nobody was surprised when Mac and Edie married and had two children, Avery and Thomas. They were the perfect family. Mac had a pediatric office and Edie was a recognized interior designer. But 19 years earlier, Mac and Edie were not sure of their future path. The summer before their senior year of college, Mac and Edie broke up. Edie went to New York City as an intern and Mac took a job on the...

  • 1948 High School Buddies Reunited in Retirement

    Sep 15, 2022

    Harold Bowser and Jim Replogle were good friends at Replogle High School in 1948 where they sang together in the chorus and boy’s octet. In fact, they were the lead tenors in the octet. It was an outstanding time for the music groups from Replogle because they regularly did very well in Pennsylvania Forensic and Music League competitions. In 1948, the chorus was topnotch in “Class C” (small schools) competition while the octet was second in “Open” competition against schools of all...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Sep 15, 2022

    Herald of Sept. 23, 1897 Mrs. Rebecca Kauffman died at her residence on East Julian street after a painful illness from a cancerous affection. Mrs. Kauffman, nee Stoner, was born on the old Stoner homestead near the borough limits, June 19, 1840 and was aged 57 years, 3 months, and 3 days at her death. On September 20, 1860, she married Joseph Kauffman who died near Winchester, W. Va., June 20, 1865, having given his life for his country. She is survived by three children. She bore her great affliction with Christian fortitude until the end of...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Sep 15, 2022

    Herald of Sept. 21, 1972 The Spring Cove School Board stuck close to federal wage guidelines and approved a 5.5% pay increase for nearly all of the 61 non-professional personnel in the district. The teacher strike in the Claysburg-Kimmel School District entered its third week with no indication of a settlement. The sides were near agreement on compensation, but still far apart on making up days lost to the strike. The board wanted to stick with the original calendar, but the teachers were asking for make-up days. The Central Cheerleaders held...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Sep 15, 2022

    Herald of Sept. 22, 1922 The monthly meeting of the Executive Officers of the Eleventh District of Blair county Sunday Schools will be held next Tuesday evening in St. John’s Reformed church, Martinsburg. All pastors and superintendents are by virtue of their office members. For some reason pastors and superintendents have been more conspicuous by their absence than by their presence at those meetings. Your presence is needed and will add zest to the meeting. Friends of Mrs. Annie Fouse, of West Allegheny street, gave her a pleasant surprise...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Sep 15, 2022

    Herald of Sept. 18, 1997 The Blair County Airport Authority contacted the U. S. Department of Agriculture and Penn State University regarding birds flocking on the runways. The birds were feeding in nearby fields and then resting on airport property. A “warbler” was set up along the runway to create shrill noises to scare the birds away. The Pennsylvania Federation of Business and Professional Women honored Debra McNerlin as state BPW Woman of the Year for 1996-97. Miss McNerlin was a reading and secondary English teacher in the...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Sep 15, 2022

    Herald of Sept. 18, 1947 The Martinsburg Booster Association thought the town-wide war on rats would cost $700, or two dollars per family. Several types of poisons would be used, and residents would be notified when the ones that were dangerous to pets would be used. The Boosters were sponsoring a Mummers’ Parade for Hallowe’en night for children and young people of the community. A Hallowe’en Party for the Boosters and their wives at the Memorial Park being held as well. The U. S. Civil Service Commission announced vacancies for...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Sep 15, 2022

    Herald of Sept. 20, 2012 Clearfield Bank and Trust Company announced plans to build a new branch in the field beside the Dollar General in Martinsburg. The branch was expected to open by December 2012 or January of 2013. Loyd Acker of rural Martinsburg passed away at the age of 78. Acker was remembered for his hard work on the family farm, his love of hunting, his woodworking and his fire fighting skills, especially brush fires. He’d been a forest fire warden for 55 years. Blair County announced it was closing its Department of Solid Waste...

  • Come to the Well

    Linda Sollenberger|Sep 15, 2022

    Biblical text: John 4 Growing up living in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I took water for granted. All I had to do was turn on the faucet and there was always plenty of water. But when we, as a new family with two small babies, moved to Central Pennsylvania in 1976, water became very precious to me. Our well was very shallow. It had been hand dug, and I quickly learned that water was not always plentiful. I knew I had to spread out my many loads of wash or any other task that required water, and...

  • Claysburg Church of the Brethren to Have Fall Spiritual Renewal Services

    Sep 15, 2022

    The Claysburg Church of the Brethren invites all to its Fall Spiritual Renewal Services focusing on “Simple Truth/Hard Reality.” Guest speaker is the Rev. Kirby Dubble, retired Church of the Brethren pastor from the Atlantic Northeast District Church of the Brethren. Rev. Dubble will preach Sunday morning, Sept. 25, at 10:30 a.m., and four consecutive evenings, Sept. 25 to 28, at 7 p.m. Born in Schaefferstown, Pa., Rev. Dubble served three years in Morocco and three different churches,...

  • Thought for the Week

    Paster Earl Herr|Sep 15, 2022

    We closed last time with: “His answer was:” specific and 100 percent accurate. Isaiah said, do not be afraid of this man nor of the words he has spoken. He will not enter this city. Not even one arrow will fly from his army into Jerusalem. He will hear a rumor and it will cause him to leave this siege and return to his country. He will die there. Your land will of itself produce food and good crops the next two years without any work on your part. For the third year, you will need to plow...

  • Cove Community Chorus Reconvenes

    Sep 15, 2022

    The Cove Community Chorus reconvened on Sept. 6. Due to COVID, the group was unable to perform for two and a half years. The group met at Bare Memorial Church of the Brethren in Roaring Spring. About 50 percent of the last group was at rehearsal and there were some new members. This year’s music production will be “Sing, Salute and Celebrate.” The music chosen is a variety of songs sang 10 years ago when the group originated combined with patriotic music and holiday music. Music was...

  • Fall Ladies/Teen Encounter Coming Up

    Sep 15, 2022

    The Fall Ladies/Teen Encounter with Carole Wolaver, the Pottery Lady, is coming up on Sept. 27, 2022. Wolaver will share the story of “The Road to Emmaus” while working at the potter’s wheel. She will connect little known characters that actually witnessed Jesus’ life; from birth to ministry and death to resurrection. She will share many Old Testament prophecies showing Jesus to be the true Messiah. Growing up in a Jewish household, many of these prophecies were the ones actually used to bring Carole to her relationship with her...

  • Manna on Monday Resumes at Trinity UMC, RS

    Sep 15, 2022

    On Sept. 26, Trinity UMC: Roaring Spring, 434 E. Main St., will resume serving a free meal once a month from noon to 1 p.m. Manna at Noon will happen on the last Monday of the month during September and October. The meal will be served in the Fellowship Hall and takeouts are also available. This will not be served as a drive-through meal. The menu for September is: chili with chicken, cornbread, fruit, and dessert. Everyone is welcome....

  • Imlers Open Home for Another Fellowship Meeting

    Sep 15, 2022

    On Sept. 16 from 6 to 7 p.m., Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring will host a meeting at their home at 1271 Spang St Ext., Roaring Spring. Those interested can attend and enjoy music. They are encouraged to bring food, friends and anything they enjoy spending an evening with. Tom Smith will once again play music. Attendees are invited to share another evening of God’s love. They will experience the beautiful lessons learned from being outdoors by enjoying a cookout....

  • Public Notices

    Sep 15, 2022

    LEGAL NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NOTICE is given that the Council of the Borough of Williamsburg will consider an Ordinance establishing the discount and penalty with respect to payment of real estate taxes at its regular meeting to be held in the Municipal Building, 305 E. 2nd Street, Williamsburg, Pennsylvania on October 3, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. The following is a summary of the proposed ordinance: Beginning with the tax year beginning on the first Monday of January, 2023 and ending on the first Monday of January, 2024, and for each tax year...

  • Fresh Fall Produce to Enjoy

    Sep 15, 2022

    As hot, humid days give way to cool fall temperatures, it is prime time to enjoy a new bounty of fresh vegetables. Homeowners may be ready to pick the vegetables they have been growing the past several months. While many home vegetable gardeners focus on early spring plantings that yield the tomatoes, cucumbers and squashes of summer, they also should consider summertime sowing that will yield tasty offerings throughout fall. Some of these cooler-weather stock can be harvested just before frost sets in. Individuals ready to bite in to produce...

  • Kitchen Essentials For People Just Starting Out

    Sep 15, 2022

    The day a young person moves into his or her first apartment or home is a momentous occasion. Few things evoke a sense of accomplishment and independence as much as having your own place. Upon moving into a first home or apartment, young people soon realize just how many items they need to make a home feel like home. Furnishings like a bed and couch are a necessity, but young people also will need some kitchen essentials so they can prepare some simple meals on their own. As young people expand...

  • How to Furnish Your Dining Room

    Sep 15, 2022

    Modern homes look a bit different than those of generations past. Rather than several small rooms divided by walls, modern homes offer open-concept floor plans. That means the boundaries between spaces are not so defined, allowing rooms and activities to blend into one another. Formal dining rooms may or may not be part of the current home layout with regard to new construction. Many homeowners now gravitate toward kitchens with adjacent breakfast nooks that utilize large islands with stool seat...

  • Invasion of the Fall Armyworms

    Sep 15, 2022

    Have you started noticing an outbreak of worms or moths in your lawn? It's the time of year to be mindful and observant of different pests and insects. Some species of worms or caterpillars can cause detrimental damage to your lawn and garden while others aren't as harmful. It's also important to be able to identify which types of insects are invading your yard so that you're aware of the level of damage they may cause. What are fall armyworms? The fall armyworm is a caterpillar that comes from...

  • Spotting Mold In Your Home

    Sep 15, 2022

    Homes are safe havens and relaxing spaces for their residents. No one wants to imagine the place they call home putting their health in jeopardy, but that’s precisely the case for people who live in homes where mold is present. The United States Environmental Protection Agency notes that molds are not usually a problem indoors. However, when they are, molds produce allergens, irritants and potentially toxic substances. Molds can become problematic when spores land on wet or damp surfaces and begin growing. If inhaled, those spores can cause...

  • Approaching a Basement Remodel

    Sep 15, 2022

    A fully finished and functional basement is a dream for many homeowners. Such a space, when completed, can serve as an entertainment space, a man cave, an artist's studio, or any number of additional functions. Despite their usefulness, finished basements are something of a rarity. In an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Construction, the National Association of Home Builders® found that only around 24 percent of single-family homes built in 2018 have basements....

  • Features to Focus on for Your Entertainment Room

    Sep 15, 2022

    It might not take a home theater to enjoy the big game with friends or fire up family movie night, but a spacious entertainment room can certainly enhance such experiences. That’s especially true when homeowners give considerable thought to designing entertainment rooms. Film buffs and sports fans may have different notions of the ideal entertainment room, but the following are three design features that merit consideration by all looking to upgrade their entertainment spaces. 1. Screen It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer abundance of...

  • Maintenance Tips to Keep In Mind for Your Lawn

    Sep 15, 2022

    1. Reduce Mowing for Deeper Roots It’s actually recommended that you mow your lawn a lot less during the fall months. For cool season lawns like bluegrass and fescue, a mowing height between 2.5–3.5 inches during the fall is ideal. This mowing height will also help prevent snow mold in snow prone regions. However, if it gets too long, it’ll create a mat layer, which is ideal for disease breakouts. 2. Water Less as Temperatures Drop It’s important to water your lawn less as temperatures drop as too much water can lead to disease....

  • How to Sharpen Your Lawn Mower Blade Safely

    Sep 15, 2022

    The fall and winter season is the perfect time to take preventative care of your gas-powered lawn mower because you're either approaching the end of the mowing season or approaching the beginning of spring. Preventative maintenance improves the lawn mower's overall lifespan and performance with the goal of saving you time and money come springtime. It also has a huge effect on how well your grass performs. Why You Should Sharpen Your Lawn Mower Blade It turns out that after years of usage, your...

  • Cozy, Comfortable: Cove Businesses Give Homeowners Recommendations

    KATHY MELLOTT, For the Herald|Sep 15, 2022

    Years ago when country decor was the rage, a popular saying was "Home is where you hang your heart." While the adage may be old, the thought remains true, as evidenced by a growing trend to make a home inviting not only for the occasional guest but for those whose hearts hang inside. Industry experts estimate we are spending in excess of $540 billion this year on home improvements across the United States. Floor features That money is paying for massive renovations and square foot additions,...

  • More 1940 Faces

    Sep 15, 2022

    More readers have reached out regarding this photo of the 1940 Roaring Spring High School class that was printed in the Sept. 1 edition of the Herald. Here's who they identified: "My father, Alfred Hoover, is the third young man in the fourth row. His brother, Robert Hoover, is the fourth young man beside him in that row." – Linda Steele "Fifth row, second from the left with sweater and tie, John D. Stephens, my older brother and son of Charles and Alice Stephens." – Robert Stephens "My...

  • Panther Pride

    Sep 15, 2022

    Northern Bedford freshman cheerleader Olivia Helsel cheers on her team during play against Everett High School Friday at Northern Bedford High School....

  • Clarification

    Sep 15, 2022

    Southern Cove Power Reunion’s Fall Show begins on Sept. 16 through the 18. The kitchen will open each day at 8 a.m. Friday’s tractor pull weigh in time is 4 p.m. with the pull beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday’s weigh in time is 3 p.m. with the pull beginning at 4 p.m....

  • WISE Women Announce Funding Opportunity

    Sep 15, 2022

    WISE Women of Blair County has announced its “Empowering Women & Eliminating Racism” grant application. WISE Women of Blair County, through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, has established this funding opportunity to support efforts to empower women and eliminate racism through collaboration, service and education techniques. Funding opportunities could include workshops and educational events, training sessions and direct service projects targeted toward empowering women and eliminating racism. This funding is available for...

  • Hollidaysburg Farm Show Returns Sept. 20

    Sep 15, 2022

    The 85th Hollidaysburg Community Farm Show will be held Sept. 19 to 22. The show will be held at the Hollidaysburg Senior High Sports Building on Montgomery Street. Adult and children’s entries will be accepted Sept. 19, 7 to 10 p.m. and Sept. 20 to 8 to 10 a.m. Premium books are free and available at local businesses in Hollidaysburg and surrounding communities. The Hollidaysburg High School Blue Band will give a concert at the show on Wednesday at 4:30 pm. Come, participate and enjoy a variety of contests for adults and children, such as...

  • Eighty Area Employers Attending Job Fair Held At Jaffa Shrine

    Sep 15, 2022

    On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, PA CareerLink Blair County will host a job fair at the Jaffa Shrine, 2200 Broad Avenue, Altoona, 16601. The job fair will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the first 30 minutes reserved for veterans. “80 area employers from all industries will be recruiting at this job fair,” says PA CareerLink Site Administrator Gwen Fisher. “The local unemployment rate is at a low 4.3 percent so employers are eager to talk with everyone. Whether it is a first-time job or a career change, now is a great time to explore...

  • South Woodbury Township Sign Debate Ongoing

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Sep 15, 2022

    Supervisors met on Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. The treasurer's report ending Aug. 31, 2022, was approved as read. The PennDOT liquid fuels audit was completed. A report upcoming. Roadmaster Rick Musselman reported he worked on roads for Texas Corner and Golden Rule Road. Keller Engineers was present to discuss a bid for the T-561 Golden Rule Drive culvert replacement project that was done in the spring. Qualifications were changed on the qualifications for bidding. This opens it up to new bidding being ad...

  • Lions Bring Leader Dog Fundraiser to Williamsburg

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Sep 15, 2022

    Mary Camberg of the Lakemont Lions Club visited with the Williamsburg Lions Club during Monday evening's meeting to talk about the Leader Dog Program. Camberg has been with the Leader Dog Program with the Lions for over six years. With the Leader Dog Program, anyone can sponsor a dog or "adopt" a puppy for 12 months and raise it. Following those 12 months, the Leader Dog Program takes over with the dog and they become a service animal through a rigorous training program in Michigan. Typically,...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Sep 15, 2022

    Following last week’s tour of Williamsburg, I got to reminisce about the town that Williamsburg was. I was privileged to grow up here and got to know some of the places that the past generations knew and loved. This inspired my question for the week – what old-school place in Williamsburg was your favorite? Here is what a few residents had to say: Bethany Stokes: Rhodes Shaena Brantner: The Blue Pirate Restaurant Tyrel Merritts: The OIP – buffalo chicken subs! Blair Saylor: Pool Hall Shelby Maynard: Pizza shop when Jake (Belardi) was...

  • Homecoming Festivities Planned for Friday

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Sep 15, 2022

    “We just want people to pack the stands and support all of us,” Williamsburg co-op football coach Matthew Neri said. For the first time in two years, Williamsburg will be hosting a Friday night football game between Juniata Valley and Claysburg. It will also be homecoming for the Blue Pirates. The homecoming court includes Colton Verbonitz, Alex Brantner, Ridge Shultz and Justin Brubaker. For the ladies, the homecoming court consists of Jade Carper, Camryn Beatty, Lily Neri and Kendel Norris. The homecoming parade will begin promptly at 6...

  • Planning Comm. Gives Update on Comprehensive Plan

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Sep 15, 2022

    Sherry Socie of the Blair County Planning Commission attended last Tuesday evening's Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to give an update on the Comprehensive Plan of Williamsburg. Despite the DCNR grant being awarded to the borough two years ago, COVID and staff turnover in the planning commission's office is to blame for delays, according to Socie. Socie said that a rough draft was complete and the next step is to involve the community via an open house meeting where residents can voice their concerns and goals for Williamsburg. Socie gave...

  • Municipal

    Sep 15, 2022

    Car-Pedestrian Accident A Roaring Spring resident was injured when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Spang and South Main Streets in Roaring Spring. Samuel C. Thomas, 66, was transported to Conemaugh Nason Hospital with a suspected minor injury after he was struck by a car driven by Jennifer D. Balliet, 55, also of Roaring Spring at 7:02 a.m, Sept. 6. Balliet was cited in the crash. Drug Overdose Pennsylvania State Police responded to a reported drug overdose along Bedford St., Greenfield Township, Blair County on Aug. 24. Police...

  • Shane Suter Resigns from Woodbury Borough Council

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Sep 15, 2022

    Sept. 6, 2022, at 7 p.m., Woodbury Borough Council met for its monthly meeting. The meeting called to order after the Pledge of Allegiance led by President Shawn Claycomb. Next month will be the monthly budget approval. Shane Suter turned in his resignation. He will be moving to New Enterprise so he can no longer serve on the board. The official resignation date for Suter is Oct. 1, 2022. Vince Heaton attended the meeting and may consider serving on the council. Grass is getting long where the Kauffman property was demolished. The council may...

  • Bee Informed About Latest Beekeeping Opportunities

    Sep 15, 2022

    Bee programming applications open The Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded by Whole Foods Market, is dedicated to helping kids eat better and works to support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. In partnership with the Bee Cause Project, the foundation invites applications for its Bee Grants program. The program provides educational beehives and bee programming support to schools and nonprofit organizations so students can observe bees up close and learn about the vital role these...

  • Martinsburg Mennonite Resumes Book Club

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Sep 15, 2022

    Martinsburg Mennonite Church resumed its Ladies Book Club on Sept. 6. Women from many local churches came together to study a book and share thoughts with each other. The book they are reading now is entitled "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World." Joanna Weaver is the author of this book, which shows how to find intimacy with God in the busyness of life. The club is now 10 years old. To celebrate, the group is reading the first book they read when they first started. There is still room in...

  • 'Margie' Ferry and her Model A Ford

    KATHY MELLOTT, For the Herald|Sep 15, 2022

    She was a simple woman who led a simple life in what would be by today’s standards considered a shanty at the base of Lock Mountain, Piney Creek Road. Yet mention of her name, Marjorie Gertrude Ferry, brings pleasant memories to many Martinsburg area residents. Known by everyone as Margie, she lived off the land, ignored the copperhead snakes in her spring house and could cook a young ground hog to make it taste as good as chicken. But the thing she may be best remembered for was the 1929 Model A Ford she drove to town, only when absolutely...

  • Nelson Metzger Memorial Golf Tournament Reaches Age 27

    Sep 15, 2022

    The annual Nelson Metzger Memorial Golf Tournament was held over this past Labor Day weekend for the 27th time at Everett's Down River Country Club. On a beautiful Saturday morning, 27 teams competed in a "four person scramble" format for fun, prizes and for the benefit of the Nelson Metzger Scholarship Fund. Nelson was a senior member of the 1972 Central High School Mt. League championship team that posted a 20-4 season record. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Dragon's first Mt....

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