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  • 'How to Vote by Mail in Pa.' Video Released

    Sep 24, 2020

    Voting by mail has been the subject of much discussion in the past few months. To help provide Pennsylvania voters with a timely and factual source of information related to mail-in voting, CCAP has created a five minute video, What You Need to Know About Voting by Mail in Pennsylvania, detailing the process from application to return of the ballot. It features CCAP President and Clinton County Commissioner Jeff Snyder, York County Commissioner Julie Wheeler, Lycoming County Elections Director Forrest Lehman and Lancaster County Elections...

  • The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

    Sep 24, 2020

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed as of 12 a.m., Sept. 22, that there were 834 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 151,646. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Centre County is reporting an increase of 185 cases. The number of tests administered within the last seven days between Sept. 15 and Sept. 21 is 179,343 with 5,749 positive cases. There were 23,317 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Sept. 21. T...

  • Cove Football Teams to Hit the Road Sept. 25

    Sep 24, 2020

    Week 3 of the high school football season will feature all four Morrisons Cove area teams playing away from their respective homes Friday, Sept. 25. Central (2-0), playing away from the Roaring Spring Athletic Field for the third straight week, will travel to Philipsburg-Osceola (1-0) for a Mountain League game. In Inter-County Conference action, Mountain League battle. Claysburg-Kimmel (1-1) will play at Southern Huntingdon (2-0), Northern Bedford (1-1) will visit Moshannon Valley (1-1) and...

  • It's Always a Blast When Terry's Around

    Sep 24, 2020

    The shale surface mine owned by T.L. Long Excavation, Inc., of rural Martinsburg, got a little deeper on Monday. A section of the two-acre shale field on Agway Road, Martinsburg, was wired for a blast to break up rock for shale by Wampum Hardware of New Galilee. Jerry Brumbaugh, manager for Wampum Hardware, explained that the explosives are buried in the ground in a grid pattern and that from detonation to the last blast takes less than two seconds. The crew, from Wampum's Stoystown location,...

  • DEATH RECORD

    Sep 24, 2020

    BROWN – Marilyn Lois Randall, 93, Resident at Inglenook Apartments at the Presbyterian Village, Hollidaysburg CLOUSE – Hartland Nason, 91, McKee EVANS – Kathryn O., 94, formerly of Williamsburg HALL – Grace Ellen, 95, Martinsburg... Full story

  • MARILYN LOIS RANDALL BROWN

    Sep 24, 2020

    Nov 13, 1926 – Sept 15, 2020 Marilyn Brown was a resident of Inglenook Apartments at the Presbyterian Village in Hollidaysburg since 2017. Prior to that she lived with her husband, Russell, at 800 New St. in Roaring Spring for over 60 years. Marilyn was born in Sonman, Pa., on Nov. 13, 1926, the daughter of Ernest and Bess Randall. She graduated from Portage High School in 1944 as the president of her class. She then got her BS degree in elementary education from Indiana State Teachers College in 1948. Marilyn taught her first year in the...

  • HARTLAND NASON CLOUSE

    Sep 24, 2020

    Hartland Nason Clouse, 91, of McKee, joined his beloved wife of 40 years in heaven on Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. He was born April 6, 1929, in Woodbury, the son of the late Roy and Nannie Mae (Grace) Clouse. He married Marjorie Belle Pepple on June 14, 1958. She preceded him in death Oct. 14, 1998. He is survived by three children: Brian Clouse and wife Patricia of Las Cruces, N.M., Amy Clouse of McKee and Daniel Clouse and wife Jacqueline of El Paso, Texas; three grandchildren: Heather and Matthew Gaudet, both of McKee,...

  • KATHRYN O. EVANS

    Sep 24, 2020

    Kathryn O. Evans, 94, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at Strong Memorial Hospital and Hospice in Rochester, N.Y. She was born in Huntingdon to Towner W. and Kathryn Fink Oberlander of Williamsburg, where she was raised and where she raised her three children. Kathryn was married to Kenneth W. Evans, who retired from Penelec and preceded her in death. They moved to Indiana in 1972, where they were active members at Grace United Methodist Church and Trinity United Methodist Church. They wintered in Fort Myers, Fla. Also preceeding her in...

  • GRACE ELLEN HALL

    Sep 24, 2020

    Grace Ellen Hall, 95, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, Sept. 16, 2020, at her home. She was born July 26, 1925, in rural Woodbury, daughter of the late W. Homer and Margaret E. (Ake) Stonerook. On Dec. 24, 1945, she married Richard C. Hall in Woodbury. He preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1994. Surviving are a son, Barry R. Hall (Debra) of rural Martinsburg; three granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; two sisters: Anna Harclerode of Bedford and Carol Jean Bowers of...

  • Drug Deliveries Resulting in Death in Pa.

    Sep 24, 2020

    Drug delivery resulting in death (DDRD) charges statewide have increased by 356 percent between 2015 and 2019. In Pennsylvania, a DDRD charge is issued to a person who intentionally administers, dispenses, delivers, gives, prescribes, sells or distributes any controlled substance or counterfeit controlled substance, and another person dies as a result of using the substance. The infographic above highlights key data and demographics about DDRD charges in Pennsylvania over the past five years....

  • Public Notices

    Sep 24, 2020

    Accepting Bids The Northern Bedford County School District is accepting bids for the lease of 51.2 acres of agricultural land that borders the campus of the school district. Bid packets which include a copy of the proposed lease and a map outlining the lease parcels are available by calling (814-766-4706) or stopping by the district office between the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday thry Friday. The lease packet can also be downloaded off the district website at www.nbcsd.org. The school board reserves the right to reject any bid received. The... Full story

  • If Masks Work, Let's Wear Them

    Linda Williams|Sep 24, 2020

    Like many others, I hate masks. I have them in various colors and designs, some are homemade by me and others have been purchased. I also have a face shield. I don't like any of them, but I must confess, I believe they work. There are those anti-maskers who refuse to be bossed around by the government. While I am one of the first to speak out against unjust government control, I also have a considerable amount of common sense and I have come to the conclusion masks work. I also think vaccines wo...

  • Lending a Helping Hand

    Sep 24, 2020

    Marlys Hershberger of Woodbury, Beverly Hoffman of Martinsburg and Julie Witkovsky of Roaring Spring were among a group of about a dozen volunteers from the Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren painting the benches at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg, Monday morning, Sept. 22. The group is part of the Brethren Disaster Ministry which usually works out of the area lending a helping hand at natural disaster areas. With the pandemic, they have been working closer to home...

  • Living Lies By Natalie Walters

    Sep 24, 2020

    Charlie Lynch was starting a new job as deputy in Walton. His Uncle Sheriff Higgins hired him because he had recently left the Marines where he was a MP. His father had been a career Marine, but Charlie didn't feel that was the path he wanted to follow. One of the first people he met was Lane Kent. Lane was standing dangerously close to the edge of the bridge, looking into the water. Charlie grabbed her arm to make sure she was safe. Was she trying to jump? Charlie couldn't tell. Lane insisted...

  • Hamilton's Essay Missed a Few Points

    Sep 24, 2020

    To the Editor: Democrat Lee H. Hamilton’s opinion is not surprising at all when it comes to this election. But he misses on a few points. No one questions the validity of absentee ballots. What’s questioned is the validity of mail-in ballots, as in one case in June where 84,000 New Yorkers had their votes thrown out or the 1,000 cases of double voting in Georgia also in June or mail carriers literally dumping them. My wife's mail-in ballot needed no ID to apply. These are not the only cases. Another laughable thing he mentioned is whether...

  • Spring Cove Wrestles With Ways to Present Home Athletic Events

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Sep 24, 2020

    The Monday, Sept. 21, regular school board meeting for the Spring Cove School District was held at 7 p.m. at the Administrative Office Board Room. The biggest topic of discussion proved to be the revision of the Spring Cove School District Athletic Health and Safety Policy. The motion to approve the Revised Spring Cove School District Athletic Health and Safety Plan and to authorize the superintendent to make adjustments as needed with ratification at the next regular meeting was passed unanimously after lengthy discussion by board members. Cur...

  • Pfc. Michael Wertman, USA, KIA, Patriot

    CAPTAIN JAMES E. WENTZ|Sep 24, 2020

    Between Christmas 1968 and April 5, 1969, Michael Wertman and I shared two things in common. We both claimed Roaring Spring as our home-of-record and we were both serving on active duty in South Vietnam. Mike was a U.S. Army infantryman attached to the 4th Infantry Division near Plaiku in the central highland. I was a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander in Saigon, running six stations for the American Forces Radio Network. Mike, a 1966 graduate of Central High School, did not survive the war. I did, and have lived long enough to write about his...

  • C-K Off to a 'Successful' Start in 2020-21

    Sep 24, 2020

    The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board met via Zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Darren J. McLaurin, district superintendent, informed the board that the district’s return to school has been a successful one. At that time the district was completing its first full week in the hybrid model and, although not an ideal educational setting, students and staff were meeting the challenge, the superintendent said. “The students have done a great job following the mask and social distancing directives. In turn, our staff, including nurses, custodians,...

  • Sen. Lemon Dies at Age 70

    Sep 24, 2020

    Herald of Sept. 19, 1895 The Hon. John A. Lemon, who for many years represented the Blair-Cambria district in the State Senate, died at his residence in Hollidaysburg. He was about 70 years old and was known by his constituents as “Uncle John.” He was a staunch Republican from boyhood. Born at Summit, Cambria County, he was the son of Samuel Lemon, one of the pioneer coal men of the state. The Pittsburgh Quarry Co. was building a new crusher near Williamsburg. A slightly damaging frost was reported by the Curryville correspondent. J.E....

  • WKMC Paid Special Tribute

    Sep 24, 2020

    Herald of Sept. 24, 1970 Officials from Martinsburg, Williamsburg, Woodbury Township and Huston Township reviewed plans for the rebuilding of the Piney Creek Road at a conference with state highway engineers. The Spring Cove School Board has authorized KATV to film and broadcast all remaining varsity football games this season. Radio Station WKMC was paid a special tribute for outstanding public service in the fight against cancer in a service at the American Cancer Society. Municipalities in the Cove region are among those receiving checks...

  • Other Voices

    Sep 24, 2020

    By JOHN FURRY Know a Little Less, Understand a Little More This was headline of newspaper article I found in an old letter. The headline appeared in 1966 on the Herald’s iconic column, “Uncle Pete from Potter Creek.” The quote, reportedly from Zeke Grub’s preacher in a Sunday service, seems as relevant today as it did 54 years ago. In my humble opinion (I am not a medical expert), our country is in a major world war with COVID-19, and in the next three years on our nation’s current path, we could see over a million needless COVID-19...

  • Reading Room Opened

    Sep 24, 2020

    Herald of Sept. 24, 1920 The management of The Herald announced that starting Oct. 1, the subscription rates would be raised from $1.50 to $2 a year. The Martinsburg reading room was to be formally opened to the public on Thursday evening next to the postoffice. The Eichelberger, Earlenbaugh & Company store on the southwest corner of the Square in Martinsburg changed hands, being sold to Blair R. Bice and Arthur E. Martz. Prof. and Mrs. Karl H. Beck, who recently had returned to America from China where they had served as missionaries, were...

  • Waite Travels to Russia

    Sep 24, 2020

    Herald of Sept. 21, 1995 The Herald featured Philip Waite of Martinsburg as he traveled to Russia and the Ukraine for two weeks as a member of the “Sharkhunters,” an International submarine historical group. Waite, who was formerly on active duty in the Navy and was a member of the Navy Reserves, enjoyed trading stories with the Russian sailors and said he found a lot of things in common with them. Glen D. Grabill of Martinsburg was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award Morrisons Cove Home’s 16th annual Good Samaritan Banquet....

  • Church Welcomes Pastor

    Sep 24, 2020

    Herald of Sept. 27, 1945 On Sept. 20, about 275 members and friends of the Memorial Church of the Brethren assembled in the social rooms to give a formal welcome to the new pastor, Rev. M.G. Wilson and family. Having received an honorable discharge from the Army Air forces, Lieut. Byron E. Snyder returned last week to his home in Woodbury. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross G. Snyder of Woodbury. A truck is to be sent to Martinsburg to collect glass in connection with a campaign which is being put on by the Altoona Lions club to collect glass....

  • NB Girls' Volleyball Wins

    Sep 24, 2020

    Herald of Sept. 23, 1970 A special topic meeting was held on Monday, Sept. 20, to continue open communication concerning a proposed limestone quarry in Catharine Township, Williamsburg. Roaring Spring Borough Council discussed the problem of shale washing on to New Street at its Sept. 13 meeting. This weekend Zimmerman’s Bulk Groceries, Woodbury RR, will celebrate 25 years in its current location and 30 years of business. In a game dominated by the Central defense for more than three quarters, a few late turnovers by the Dragons helped to...

  • El Departamento de la Salud publica actualización sobre COVID-19; 834 resultados positivos aumentan el total estatal a 151,646

    Sep 24, 2020

    El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania confirmó que hasta las 12:00 a.m., el martes, 22 de septiembre, hay 834 casos positivos adicionales de COVID-19 en el estado. Los casos nuevos aumentan el total estatal a 151,646. El Condado Centre reporta un aumento de 185 casos. Todos los 67 condados de Pensilvania han reportado casos de COVID-19. El número de pruebas hecho dentro de los últimos 7 días – entre el 15 y el 21 de septiembre – es 179,343, con 5,749 resultados positivos. Se reportaron 23,317 resultados de la prueba al...

  • A Game of Sling Ball

    Sep 24, 2020

    Dana Tyrell Zimmerman,12, (foreground) plays a game called sling ball with his brother Logan Timothy,8, in a corn field of their family farm along Fair Valley Road Monday morning....

  • Wolf Vows To Fight Judge's Ruling That Extended Pandemic Restrictions Are Unconstitutional

    Dave Lemery, The Center Square and Other Reports|Sep 24, 2020

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Sept. 15 that his administration will fight a legal ruling last week that rejected some of the restrictions imposed on state residents and businesses in the fight against COVID-19. Speaking a day after a federal judge threw out restrictions on the number of people who can gather at events and rejected the administration’s power to unilaterally shut down businesses, Wolf cited the fact that two other judges had supported his position. “There’s no sense debating a ruling that will be appealed,” he said in...

  • Martinsburg Borough Council Names David Harker's Replacement

    Sep 24, 2020

    Martinsburg Borough Council named a replacement for former councilman David Harker on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Neil Gartland, co-owner of Gartland's Supply and Country Store, will join council in October. Gartland will replace Harker, who moved out of the borough in August. Harker's term will expire in January 2022. Should Gartland hope to remain on council, he will have to have his name on the 2021 primary ballot. Richard L. Brantner Jr., borough manager, said there were five individuals interested...

  • Blair County Still on Drought Watch; Bedford Not On List

    Sep 24, 2020

    With Blair County still on a drought watch, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Sept. 10 added three counties to the list. Bedford County is not currently on a drought warning, watch or emergency. After a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, the DEP moved Potter County to drought warning status and added three counties – Elk, Lycoming, and Tioga – to drought watch. There are now 18 counties on drought watch: Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Fayette, Huntingdon,...

  • Blue Pirates End 21-Game Losing Streak

    Sep 24, 2020

    The Williamsburg High School football team ended a 21-game losing streak Friday, Sept. 18. Behind two rushing touchdowns from Tyler McCall, the Blue Pirates knocked off Juniata Valley, 14-9, at Veterans Memorial Field. Things didn't start well for WHS. Juniata Valley blocked a punt on the Blue Pirates' first possession for a safety. Juniata Valley had a 2-0 lead just 1:09 into the game. Clark scored his first touchdown in the second quarter, finding the end zone on a 4-yard run with just 34...

  • Dragons Move to 2-0 With Win At Bellefonte

    Sep 24, 2020

    The Central High School football team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 26-14 win as Bellefonte on Sept. 18, as quarterback Jeff Hoenstine accounted for all four Dragon touchdowns. Hoenstine threw three touchdowns in the victory, including two in the first half as the Dragons (2-0) grabbed a 12-7 lead at halftime. Hoenstine tossed a 34-yard scoring pass to Josh Biesinger with 8:55 to play in the first quarter. CHS failed on the 2-point conversion. Parker Gregg was on the receiving end of Hoenstine’s second touchdown pass, 26 yards, with...

  • NB Defense Shuts Out Vikings

    Sep 24, 2020

    Northern Bedford bounced back from a season-opening defeat and pitched a 40-0 shutout win at Glendale last Friday night, Sept. 18. The Black Panther defense held the Vikings to under 100 total yards in the game. On the other side of the ball, NB showcased a one-two rushing punch of Cadin Ebersole (185 yards on seven carries) and Dalton Smith (118 yards on 16 carries) and an aerial attack led by senior Thad Leidy, who completed 12 of 15 for 123 yards. After a scoreless first period, NB scored twice within a three-minute segment of the second...

  • Tussey Rallies Past Bulldogs in OT

    Sep 24, 2020

    Friday’s (Sept. 18) football game between visiting Tussey Mountain and Claysburg-Kimmel was a tale of two halves. C-K caught every break in the first half and was able to create a large lead, 26-7 in the second quarter. In the second half, once quarterback Corey Chambelain left the game with an injury, the Bulldogs had to regroup as an offense. They were unable to move the ball, but unfortunately ran out of time. Tussey Mountain improved to 2-0 on the season with a 33-26 come-from-behind overtime victory. C-K dropped to 1-1 with the loss....

  • – – High School Golf Roundup – –

    Sep 24, 2020

    Central Golf The Central High School golf team has had a busy start to its 2020 campaign. On Aug. 27 at Skytop Mountain Golf Club near Port Matilda, the Dragons placed third in the seven-team field. Bellefonte placed first with a score of 347, followed by Tyrone (356) and Central (359). Jerry Brumbaugh shot an 88 to lead Central. Jonah Snowberger and Griffin Snowberger each fired an 89, and Nick Baum finished with a 93. At Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring, on Aug. 31, Altoona handed Central a 337-354 setback. Leading the way for the...

  • Central Tennis Team Off to 2-3 Start

    Sep 24, 2020

    The Central High School tennis team is off to a 2-3 start. The Lady Dragons traveled to Altoona on Aug. 31 and lost 6-0. At Clearfield on Sept. 9, Central suffered a 6-1 loss. The Lady Dragons’ only win was in doubles action, as the team of Madison Kennedy and Ashlyn Renner scored an 8-2 win. Central traveled to Tyrone on Sept. 15 and fell short, 5-2. The Lady Dragons won both doubles matches. Violet Smith and Madison Kennedy won 8-2 and Adacyn James and Kaylee Cole won 8-5. Central earned its first win of the season Sept. 15, blanking host...

  • NB Boys' Soccer Team 3-0

    Sep 24, 2020

    The Northern Bedford High School boys’ soccer team has started its season 3-0. At Central on Sept. 12, four different players scored for the Panthers in their 4-2 victory. Levi Wiedemann, Reyan Imler, Austin Bartholow and Collin Yeatts each scored a goal for NB. The Panthers led 2-1 at halftime and 3-2 before Yeatts converted a penalty kick with 3:26 to play in the game. Braden Kensinger and Zach Gahagan each scored for Central. At Forbes Road on Sept. 14, NB cruised to a 6-1 win. Evan Coffey scored two goals to key Northern Bedford. Collin Y...

  • Outstanding Instructor

    Sep 24, 2020

    G. Darrell Smith (center), a member of the Martinsburg Sportsmen's Club, was recognized by the Pennsylvania Game Commission for his "outstanding contribution" to Pennsylvania's hunter education programs. With Smith are Brandon Pfister (left) and Michael College of the Pennsylvania Game Commission....

  • The Sportsman's Corner

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|Sep 24, 2020

    From the time he was old enough to realize what a gun was, my son, Bob, showed great interest in shooting and then a little later, hunting. I probably wasn't the best teacher, but I encouraged these interests from the time he was in early elementary school. The first thing I did to encourage his interest in shooting was to buy him a BB gun. After numerous sessions of Bob's shooting from a bench, I was confident enough to let him shoot the gun without my standing over his shoulder. He got to...

  • Dragons Looking for First Soccer Victory

    Sep 24, 2020

    The Central High School boys’ soccer team fell in its first four games of the 2020 campaign. Central traveled to Fannett-Metal on Sept. 11 and was handed a 4-1 setback. Bradon Kensinger scored the Dragons’ lone goal, which came in the second half. Kensinger’s goal was unassisted. The following day, Sept. 12, Central hosted Northern Bedford and fell by the score of 4-2. (See story in Northern Bedford’s roundup.) A hat trick by Luke Trexler was not enough as Central dropped a 4-3 decision against visiting Huntingdon on Sept. 14....

  • CHS Girls' Soccer Team Wins First Three

    Sep 24, 2020

    The Central High School girls’ soccer team is off to a 3-0 start. CHS opened its season Sept. 12 with a 2-0 home victory against Northern Bedford. Jenna Smith and Ella Garner each scored first-half goals. Katie Ritchey and Leah Johnston were credited with assists. CHS traveled to Huntingdon on Sept. 15 and hung on for a 2-1 win behind Alyssa Bartley’s hat trick. Leah Johnston and Avery Black each had an assist for Central. Bartley converted a second-half penalty kick that broke a 1-1 tie. CHS traveled to Bellefonte on Sept. 17 and returned...

  • Lady Panthers 2-1 on 2020 Soccer Campaign

    Sep 24, 2020

    The Northern Bedford High School girls’ soccer team is 2-1 on the season. NB opened its season with a 2-0 defeat at Central. (See information in Central’s roundup.) The Lady Panthers hosted Tussey Mountain on Sept. 14 and scored a 4-0 victory. Scoring for the Lady Panthers were Sidney Coffey, Emily Heck, Abby Kline and Reaghan Grimes. Kline and Mariah Hall were each credited with one assist. NB blanked Everett on Sept. 17, 5-0. Abby Kline scored twice for the Lady Panthers, while Paige Snider, Olivia Higgins and Sydney Coffey each scored...

  • ACM Names Area Summer Graduates

    Sep 24, 2020

    Allegany College of Maryland recognized 102 graduates at the conclusion of the recent summer 2020 session. The graduates earned a total of 106 associate degrees and certificates. Area graduates include the following: Claysburg – Tristan Mauk, Dental Hygiene. Everett – Melissa Barton, General Studies; Brittanyn Brumbaugh, General Studies; Christina Kelley, Phlebotomy/Lab Assistant Certificate; Marcella Robinette, Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Aide Certificate; Alison Shinall, Practical Nursing Certificate; Alaina Shumaker, Dental...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Herald Corresponent|Sep 24, 2020

    The great outdoors called to me all week so I was thankful for the three rows of potatoes to unearth while I basked in the late summer sun. Cricket songs in the raspberry patch had a calming effect on me, as the sound of my husband's harvester whined in the fields of corn over the hill. But when I stepped out of the milk house that evening, I stopped short. It did not matter that I was carrying milk in pails and bottles for my calves because the sight of the sun was too unusual. It was hard to...

  • Pumpkin Shopping

    Sep 24, 2020

    Casy Montgomery of Altoona does some pre-Halloween shopping at Bridenbaugh Farm Market outside of Martinsburg on Monday morning, Sept. 21....

  • Claysburg Education Foundation Receives Computers from NPC

    Brian Hess, Editor|Sep 24, 2020

    The Claysburg Education Foundation announced Sept. 16 that NPC Inc. donated 140 laptop computers to support local education. The devices were given to the Claysburg-Kimmel School District to accommodate additional student needs required for online learning due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the laptops will replace faculty computers and help facilitate two classroom projects. The computers are valued at over $100,000. Claysburg-based NPC, the foundation and the Claysburg-Kimmel School District have a unique four-year...

  • Friends of Library Plan Book Sale

    Margaret Steinfurth, Herald Correspondent|Sep 24, 2020

    The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library met for its reorganizational meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the library. The Friends will sponsor a library book sale Sept. 24-26. It will be held in the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park’s cow barn. A virtual summer reading program was held and it was very well attended. Benzel’s donated $100 to area libraries for the reading program. Linda K. Smith will continue to be the president of the Friends. Cathy Feather is the treasurer and Brenda Ritchey is recording secretary. A retirement get-together...

  • Staring and Listening In

    PASTOR LEE SEESE|Sep 24, 2020

    Some weird things happen to me almost every day in my ministry as a hospice chaplain. People stare at me and folks eavesdrop on my conversations. There are other unique things that go on as well, but I will spare you those details. I often visit patients in lounge areas in facilities where folks are very close together. It is possible that people are simply staring and thinking, "Who is that masked man?" One can smile until being blue in the proverbial face but when wearing a mask no one can be...

  • United States of America???

    Pastor Earl Herr|Sep 24, 2020

    Scriptures to Read Acts 7:8-15 Acts 7:54-60 Acts 19:23-29 St. Matthew 27:19-25 St. Mark 14:55-65 Genesis 37:18-24 Ephesians 4:25-32 When you read this, we will be a little more than one month from the national elections. We gave up television a little more than a year ago and so have not been watching the political ads. Perhaps you are tired of them, too. I hope you are planning to vote, but I am not planning to make this a political column. You might have noticed the question marks in the title...

  • A New Paint Job

    Sep 24, 2020

    Terry Hershberger of Woodbury was among a group of about a dozen volunteers from the Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren painting the benches at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg on Monday morning, Sept. 21....

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