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Anna Lee (Over) Martin

Anna Lee Martin, a resident of Manhattan Beach California, passed away September 6, 2021, at the age of 87. She was born to Cyrus and Clara (Kagarise) Over on a dairy farm in Morrisons Cove on...

 

Robert B. Reed

Robert B. Reed, 56, Woodbury, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 5, 1964, in Bedford, son of the late William A. and Marion J. (Lutchka) Reed....

 

Annette M. Hall

Annette Marie Hall, 52, of West Loop, rural Hollidaysburg, went home to be with her Lord, Friday afternoon, September 10, 2021, at her home, following an extended illness. She was born September 20, 1968, in Roaring Spring, daughter of Larry L. and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 16, 2021

Northern Bedford Mourns Coach Lost at Age 56

The Northern Bedford community is mourning the loss of a longtime assistant football coach. Robert B. “Rob” Reed passed away September 8 at the age of 56 from complications of COVID-19. For more than a decade, Reed worked with the Northern...

 

Presidential Scholarships Awarded To Nine Students

The Allegany College of Maryland Foundation announced that the following students from Pennsylvania received Presidential Award scholarships to attend Allegany College of Maryland: Katelyn Feaster, Bedford; Michaela Frye, Saxton; Brooke Gochnour,...

 

A Birthday Shared by Many

On Aug. 12, 2021, Patricia J. Beach, a lifelong resident of Roaring Spring, celebrated her 90th birthday with family at her residence. While this is definitely a landmark birthday in anyone’s life,...

 

Readers Want Births, Engagements and Marriages

The second Herald “Tell Us What You Think” town meetings was held at the Trinity United Methodist Church at the five points in Roaring Spring on the evening of Sept. 8. The takeaways from the meeting was first, that we have to do a better job of...

 

Central's Dave Baker is the Dean of Blair County Football Coaches

Dave Baker is the head football coach at Central High School and is, by virtue of his longevity, the dean of Blair County coaches. He has been a head coach in Morrisons Cove for 41 years. The...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: My pet peeve with Pennsylvanian and Morrisons Cove highways is the prevalence of huge billboards. The article accompanying a map in the Sept. 9, 2021, edition of the Herald (Page A-10) regarding the billboards in Pennsylvania seemed...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Evelyn wanted to leave her husband, Kevin. He had been unfaithful to her. She could never forgive him. He said he was sorry but the pain was too deep. Her mother, Liz, called to let her know that Gran...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring invite those interested to an evening of music, prayer, food and fellowship at their home in Roaring Spring. The evening will begin between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and last for hours, on Friday,...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Happy Birthday! Sept. 22 would have been my father, Karry Joe Teeter’s, 78th birthday. He passed away May 3, 2021. At this time, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the many who helped my father remain in his home and...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 17, 1896 Quite a number of Cove residents attended the centennial celebration in Huntingdon. Edw. Hair was erecting a beautiful iron fence in front of his new residence in Roaring Spring. Mrs. S.M. VanAllman of East Sharpsburg was on...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 16, 1971 Four members of Williamsburg Borough Council – President Herman Anderson, Vice President Robert Miller, Richard Hoy and Glenn Bumgardner – resigned, as did borough secretary Donna Showalter and sewage treatment plant...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 16, 1921 The first and largest class of Woodbury High School held a moonlight outing. Each of those present had interesting experiences to relate since the 1917 graduation. Every member had since graduated or had experience as a...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 12, 1996 Skills Group Inc. has requested a zoning variance from the Borough of Roaring Spring that would allow additional residents to move into a group home the agency has established at 526 Spruce Street. Shirley Yingling of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 19, 1946 The Penn-Mar Coffee Shop on West Allegheny Street in Martinsburg was sold my Mr. And Mrs. Edwin Wolfe to Robert M. Speidel of Cleveland, Ohio. Blair R. Bice, former Martinsburg merchant and father of former Herald editor and...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 15, 2011 New narrowband two-way radios will be purchased by the Greenfield Township Police Department as part of a county-wide mandated update that is to be completed by 2013. Greenfield Township supervisors reviewed and approved the...

 

Above and Not Below

"Adonai will make you the head and not the tail; and you will be only above, never below – if you will listen to, observe and obey the mizvot (command) of Adonai your God and not turn away from any...

 

Morrison Cove Baptist Church Holds 'Old Fashioned' Dinner

Pastor Aaron Musselman, his wife Laura, and his son Jerry hosted a dinner where guests dressed in old-fashioned clothing. This small but powerful church has a theme-based dinner during months with fiv...

 

Thought for the Week

My hero this time is Joseph. He is a bona fide hero to many thousands. But that is in a few decades. I need to tell you about his growing up years. They made him a more impressive hero. His parents...

 

Bedford Co. Historical Society To Hold 31st Annual Quilt Show and Sale

The Bedford County Historical Society will hold its 31st annual quilt show and sale Oct. 2 through 10. On weekdays, the show and sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On weekends, it will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the final Sunday, the show...

 

Insurance Department Provides Information for Homeowners, Business Owners to File Damage Claims Following Strong Storms and Flooding

Following the strong storms, tornadoes, and historic flooding in the commonwealth, Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman provided information to home and business owners to help them file insurance claims for damages, and tips to avoid repair scams....

 

Public Notices

Form of Advertisement Sealed proposals will be received by the Huston Township of Blair County, at 1230 Piney Creek Road, Martinsburg, PA 16662, until 7:15 p.m. on October 7, 2021 for the following: 6-wheel dump w/10” plow, asher & operator, 160... Full story

 

Masking Sparks Controversy in Cove Schools

The Monday, Sept. 13, Spring Cove School District Board of Directors Committee of the Whole Meeting was held in a packed gymnasium in the Spring Cove Elementary School. With all nine school board...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    September 16, 2021

School Districts in Tug of War With Parents, State, Over Mask Mandates

School districts across the commonwealth continue to grapple with the fallout of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s mask mandate. The mandate, requiring all students and staff in public and private schools to wear face coverings went into effect on...

 

Comments by Dr. Betsy Baker Superintendent, Spring Cove School District

Comments by Dr. Betsy Baker Superintendent, Spring Cove School District Editor’s Note: Dr. Baker made these comments to the board at the Sept. 13 school board meeting. This text was provided to the Herald by the school district administration. The...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    September 16, 2021

Blair County DA Says Mask Violators Will Not Face Charges

Blair County District Attorney Pete Weeks has issued a statement regarding the Acting Secretary of Health's mask mandate for students and staff of the commonwealth's public and private schools. Weeks said his office has been contacted by several...

 
 By Emily Loose    News    September 16, 2021

Williamsburg Supt. Explains District's COVID-19 Mask Policy

The safety of the students is Williamsburg's main priority, according to school officials, and is one reason for the district's mask mandate for students. The Williamsburg Community School District...

 

Order of the [Pa.] Acting Secretary Directing Face Coverings in Schools

The following is text selected from the order of the Pa. Dept. of Health directing face coverings in schools for the 2021 year. Note that the full letter can be found by going to health.pa.gov and searching for “mask mandate.” The six-page...

 
 By Judith Ott    News    September 16, 2021

What's the Big Deal?

July 10, 2021, a new business opened at 7390 Woodbury Pike, Roaring Spring. Owners Justin and Melissa Benton live in Salemville with their two children – a 7-year-old and a 10-year-old who attend...

 

Bedford County Players to Perform Play Based on Beloved Board Game 'Clue'

The Bedford County Players will be performing the show "Clue" at the Bedford Moose Lodge on Sept. 17, 18, 24 and 25. Friday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. There are two shows on Saturday: a matinee at 3...

 

Football Stars of Yesteryear

The four seniors on the 1952 football team at Replogle High School, New Enterprise, posed for this photo before the start of the season. They are (from left) Bernard Koontz of Carlisle, Pa.; Jim...

 

Williamsburg Park Gets Benched

This is a bench made from recycled materials that will be placed in Williamsburg at Veterans Park. The bench was donated by the Williamsburg Lions Club, which collected more than 500 lbs of plastic...

 

Northern Bedford Falls At Bellwood, 27-0

Northern Bedford traveled to Bellwood Friday night and were dominated by the unbeaten Blue Devils to the tune of 27-0. The Panthers, playing with heavy hearts after learning of Assistant Coach Rob...

 

Cove Football Roundup

Central Dragons The Central Dragons improved their record to 3-0 with a dominating 54-6 road win over the Greater Johnstown Trojans on Friday, Sep 10. Junior QB Jeff Hoenstine completed 14 of 17 for 214 yards in the air, connecting on five touchdown...

 

Central Dragons Boys Varsity Soccer

Central Dragons Boys Varsity Soccer Sept. 13 Central 1 0 1 Cambria Heights 0 0 0 1st half: C-Zach Gahagan (PK) 31:28 2nd half: No scoring Ben Brumbaugh made six saves to record a shutout win Records: Central 1-2-0 Cambria Heights...

 

Central Dragons Defeat Bishop Carroll in Volleyball

Central HS Girls Volleyball VARSITY FINAL SCORES Central def. Bishop Carroll 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, 24-26, 18-16. SITE: Central High School SERVICE POINTS Bishop Carroll: B Koscho 12, M Koscho 12....

 

Pow!

Claysburg's Rebekah Claar comes up with a strong hit during her team's match against Portage High School on Sept. 13....

 

Greenfield Township Doubts Final Census Results

In 2020, the population of Greenfield Township, Blair County, was reported to be 3,788, a decline of 9.2 percent from 2010, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. Township representatives discussed the census report at their Sept. 7 meeting, and said...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Editor's Note: This Roseann Zimmerman column is reprinted from the Sept. 8, 2011, edition of the Herald. "Mom, lately all the stories you've read to us are about hardships," my son re- marked....

 
 By Judith Ott    News    September 16, 2021

Cove Veterans Wrapped in Quilts of Valor

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, 10 veterans were awarded with Quilts of Valor. The ceremony took place at Memorial Church of the Brethren in Martinsburg. Local veterans honored at the Quilt of Valor ceremony wer...

 

Police Chief Puts Up 13 Flags in Honor of 9/11, Soldiers Killed

Martinsburg Borough Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Police Chief Kerry Hoover reported that the flooding on Sept. 1 did not generate that many calls, and the roads in...

 

Williamsburg Borough Eyes Gazebo Roof Work

Williamsburg Borough Council members discussed updating the gazebo roof and awning on the borough property during the regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Williamsburg Borough councilmembers instructed Borough Manager Joe Lansberry to get price...

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

Last Saturday, the nation marked 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Thinking back, I can’t even imagine that it was 20 years ago. I remember our gym teacher Mrs. Pam Hoy telling us about the towers during a rousing...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This past Sunday started my favorite season of all – Football! I was also hungry for some tasty beef stew and some biscuits, so I gathered my ingredients together for a simple version and put them...

 

Williamsburg Farm Show's Fall Extravaganza Approaches

Organizers are busy prepping for the Williamsburg Community Farm Show's annual Fall Extravaganza happening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. There will also be the Blair County Antique...

 

Williamsburg Remembers 9/11

Pastor Gordon Trimer of the Mines/Royer United Methodist Church led a 9/11 service of remembrance on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. in Riverside Park. Some of the speakers at the service are shown in...

 
 By Judith Ott    News    September 16, 2021

2021 Auction to Benefit Clinic for Special Children

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., hundreds of folks stood in lines for breakfast, doughnuts, pies, gobs, and other items. It did not take long before the many shelves of homemade baked goods were empty. Other...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    September 16, 2021

Honoring Those Who Gave All

Freedom Township set 13 flags and 13 empty chairs at the township memorial in honor of the 13 military service members who recently lost their lives in Afghanistan....

 

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