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Bedford County Court Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Bedford County Court Administration announced Oct. 13 that a court employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee last worked in court offices on Friday, Oct. 2, and as required, adhered to health and safety guidelines including the use of...

 

NBC School District to Return to Face-to-Face Instruction on Monday, Oct. 19

The Northern Bedford County School District Board on Tuesday, Oct. 13, voted to return to a more traditional face-to-face model of education. This decision came in a 6 to 3 vote by board members... Full story

 

Employee at the Blair County Prison tests positive for COVID-19

Nicole M. Hemminger, chief clerk and county administrator, released the following statement on Sunday, Oct. 11: On Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, the Blair County Board of Commissioners was made aware of an employee at the Blair County Prison testing... Full story

 

Hollidaysburg Trying to 'Make Strides' Against Cancer

"Walk where you are" was the theme of the 2020 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central PA walk. It is still 2020 and the only thing that is the same as before COVID-19 is the number of...

 

Spring Cove School District Has Possible COVID-19 Case

The Spring Cove School District received notice Wednesday, Oct. 7, that a student at the middle school “is under investigation for COVID-19.” According to Dr. Betsy A. Baker, Spring Cove superintendent, in a letter addressed to parents and... Full story

 

Pa. Farm Bureau: Let Farms Resume Agri-Tourism Activities

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is urging the Pa. General Assembly to adopt legislation that would offer commonsense legal protections for farms that invite the public onto their property for “agritourism” activities such as corn mazes, pick-y...

 

A Walk Along the Beach By Debbie Macomber

"A Walk Along the Beach" is a powerful story of sisters, Willa and Harper, and their dreams, courage and strength in the face of an uncertain future. This is a hard book to put down, a page turner...

 

Mountain League, ICC Showdowns on Fri.

The high school football season is entering Week 5, and the Central Scarlet Dragons will play its first game at Roaring Spring Athletic Field in 2020 on Friday, Oct. 9. Friday's game at the Roaring...

 

Capt. Wentz Was Correct

To the Editor: Capt. Wentz’s remarks on patriotism in the Sept. 24, 2020, edition of the Herald (Page A-4) are well taken. I, too, was in the United States armed forces during the Vietnam era, assigned to Marine barracks in Washington, D.C. Among...

 

Changed Your Mind About Mail-In Voting? Take Your Ballot to the Polling Place

To the Editor: In Pennsylvania, more than 2 million people have requested mail-in ballots. If those voters decide not to return their ballot by mail but to go vote in person at the poll instead, they will be refused unless they’ve brought their...

 

State Updates Capacity Limits for Gatherings

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Oct. 6 amended existing COVID-19 orders to allow for adjusted capacity to gathering limits while keeping in place the mitigation tools...

 

Navy Invades Martinsburg

Herald of Oct. 11, 1945 The United States Navy on Tuesday invaded Martinsburg. The citizens, however, took the invasion good-naturedly and were treated to one of the best air shows since the local airport was built. Twenty-three planes, comprising...

 

Central Tennis Wins Again

Herald of Oct. 7, 2010 Despite the recent rainfall, the Department of Environmental Protection drought warning for 24 Pennsylvania counties and drought watch for 43 counties issued in mid-September are still in effect. Keith and Donnette Fisher’s...

 

Potato Growers Meeting Held

Herald of Oct. 8, 1920 A meeting of farmers was called for Friday for the purpose of promoting a cannery and cold storage plant for the central section of the Cove. A meeting for the potato growers of the Cove was held at the Mt. Pleasant school...

 

Church to Mark 100 Years

Herald of Oct. 5, 1995 The Loysburg United Methodist Church would celebrate its 100th anniversary of its groundbreaking with a service Sunday, Oct. 8. All three congregations of the Martinsburg Charge of the United Methodist Church would meet for...

 

Book Factory Builds Annex

Herald of Oct. 3, 1895 A 100-foot annex to the blank book factory had reached the second story. Harry Brown, popular miller of Loysburg, accompanied by his wife, were in Martinsburg to purchase a cooking range from L.A. Wilkinson and a lot of furnitu...

 

Strike Enters Eighth Week

Herald of Oct. 8, 1970 S. Blair Sponeybarger of Altoona, in a letter to Borough Council, said his physician advised him to decrease his workload. This, in addition to his personal and fraternal commitments, made it impossible to stay on as borough...

 

Public Notices

Involuntary Transfer of Ownership A hearing for the Involuntary Transfer of Ownership of a Jeep Patriot VIN#1C4NJRCB3CD562007, abandoned at 517 Smith Trail, Martinsburg, PA, currently titled in the name of Jennifer Hoover (deceased), will be held at...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    October 8, 2020

M-burg Man Recognized for Making, Donating Masks

Kevin Smith of Martinsburg was presented with a proclamation from Martinsburg Mayor Richard A. Brantner and Martinsburg Borough Council honoring him for making and donating more than 8,200 face masks...

 

DEATH RECORD

BUSH – Martha A., 94, Martinsburg CLAAR – Robert Eugene, 94, East Freedom DAUBERMAN – Gary G., Boalsburg EMEIGH-RABENSTEIN – Susan M., 65, Roaring Spring GUYER – Ryan Lee, 65, Ashburn, Va., formerly of Woodbury PEPPLE – Patricia Lou, 86,... Full story

 

MARTHA A. BUSH

Martha A. "Marty" Bush, 94, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 30, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born Jan. 10, 1926, in the village of Maria along Potter Creek in...

 

ROBERT EUGENE CLAAR

Robert Eugene Claar, 94, of East Freedom, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. He was born May 28, 1926, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Verna (Burket) Strahley and...

 

GARY G. DAUBERMAN

Gary G. Dauberman, 61, of Boalsburg, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Emergency Department, Roaring Spring. He was born Feb. 6, 1959, in Roaring Spring, the son...

 

SUSAN M. EMEIGH-RABENSTEIN

Susan M. Emeigh-Rabenstein, 65, of Roaring Spring, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 4, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 13, 1954, in Altoona, the daughter of the late Merle...

 

RYAN LEE GUYER

Ryan Lee Guyer, 65, of Ashburn, Va., formerly of Woodbury, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at INOVA Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, Va., after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. Born Dec....

 

PATRICIA LOU PEPPLE

Patricia Lou Pepple, 86, of 418 11th St., Huntingdon, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Tyrone, where she had been a patient since 2016. Born March 10, 1934, in Washington...

 

Bedford Historical Society Seeks Board Members

The Bedford County Historical Society is seeking member nominations. The nominations must be of members in good standing. Names of potential nominations shall be submitted to the chair of the Nomination Committee no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2....

 

Woman Involved in M-burg Shooting Case Referred to County Court

The charges against Seana Rae McDaniel, 25, of Bedford, have been sent to Blair County Court. A formal arraignment will be held in front of The Honorable Daniel J. Milliron. McDaniel remains in...

 

Halloween Preparations

Nathan Ebersole, 12, is a huge fan of Halloween and leads the way for his family to create a bigger and better Halloween display each year outside their Allegheny Street home in Martinsburg. Nathan's...

 

Pa. Warns of Election-Related 'Robocalls' Giving Incorrect Voting Information

Pa. Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Sept. 8 assured Pennsylvanians that voting by mail-in ballot is safe and secure and that information about voters will not be shared, despite false claims made in recent...

 

M-burg Woman Reported Election Sign Stolen

A Martinsburg woman has reported to the Pa. State Police that an election sign in support of Joe Biden was stolen from her front yard. Jan Arnold told the Herald that she placed a sign at the front of her property stating, “Pennsylvanians for...

 

Bill to Give Pa. Families $1,000 for Education Sparks Debate

Pa. State Sen. Judy Ward spoke up on Oct. 5, 2020, during a hearing of the Senate Education Committee. Education in Pennsylvania remains a hot button topic, and as a state Senate committee heard testimony Oct. 5 on a bill that would give families...

 

New Martinsburg Councilman

Martinsburg Mayor Richard A. Brantner Sr. (left) swears in Neil Gartland as a new member of Martinsburg Council on Monday night, Oct. 5. Gartland took the oath of office at the beginning of the...

 

'If I Build It, They Better Come'

Construction is almost complete on a new addition to the Cove landscape. Terry Long Sr., owner of Long's Outpost, said that many people had approached him concerning the need for additional storage...

 

'Young Democrats' Organized in Blair Co.

On Saturday, September 26, the Blair County Young Democrats (BCYD) held their first meeting at Penn State Altoona. The Blair County Young Democrats is a chapter of the Pennsylvania Young Democrats (PA...

 

From the Herald of Oct. 8, 1970

National Newspaper Week is being observed this week. The theme is “American Newspapers – 200 Years of Freedom – 1770s to 1970s.” “We must never forget Freedom of the press is essential of the freedom of our country,” said Donald S....

 

CHS Tennis Squad Ends Season at 6-6

The Central High School tennis team finished its 2020 campaign with a record of 6-6. On Sept. 28, visiting Altoona was victorious, 4-0, in a rain-shortened match. The No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles...

 

– – High School Soccer Roundup – –

NBC Girls In Northern Bedford's 2-0 win at Berlin-Brothersvalley on Sept. 26, Emily Heck and Abby Kline scored for the winners. Northern Bedford hosted McConnellsburg on Oct. 1 and rallied for a 3-2...

 

– – High School Golf Roundup – –

Claysburg-Kimmel The Claysburg-Kimmel High School golf team competed in the Inter-County Conference Championship on Sept. 29 at Sinking Valley Country Club. The Bulldogs finished with a team score of 483, sitting behind Bellwood-Antis (411) and...

 

– – High School Volleyball Roundup – –

C-K On Sept. 28, host Claysburg-Kimmel defeated Northern Bedford, 25-21, 25-8, 25-7. Ally Dicken served for 23 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Harleigh Cavender added 13 service points and 12aAssists. Rebekah Claar added nine kills, while Emalee...

 

Atlantic Broadband Public Access to Broadcast Area High School Football Games

The following high school football games will have their Live Stream broadcast on Atlantic Broadband Public Access. • Friday, Oct. 9, Williamsburg at Claysburg-Kimmel, Channel 13, 7 p.m. • Friday, Oct. 16, Northern Bedford at...

 

Scarlet Dragons Rolling Along at 4-0

The Central High School football squad will bring an unblemished record into its first home game of the season Friday, Oct. 9. The Dragons rolled to a 53-17 victory at Huntingdon on Oct. 2, their...

 

Black Panthers Set For Matchup vs. JV

Northern Bedford rolled up more than 300 yards in the first half alone en route to a 57-0 thrashing of visiting Everett last Friday night, Oct. 2. The Panthers began the game with some defensive points as Dakota Claar rushed the Everett quarterback,...

 

B-A Overcomes Slow Start in Win at WHS

Williamsburg welcomed unbeaten Bellwood-Antis to town Friday, Oct. 2, and jumped out to a 6-0 lead. B-A, however, controlled the remainder of the game and rolled to a 35-6 victory. B-A improved to 4-0, while the Blue Pirates fell to 1-3. Andrew...

 

CKHS Struggles In Loss at Juniata Valley

The Claysburg-Kimmel football team suffered its third straight setback Friday, Oct. 2, as host Juniata Valley beat the Bulldogs, 42-0. Juniata Valley ran its record to 3-1, while C-K dropped to 1-3. Hunter Johnson threw three touchdown passes - 30...

 

La actualización semanal del Herald sobre el coronavirus

El gobernador de Pensilvania, Tom Wolf, y la Secretaria de la Salud, la Dra. Rachel Levine, el 6 de octubre actualizaron órdenes existentes relacionados a COVID-19, para permitir una capacidad...

 

Fall Extravaganza

The Farm Show Board headed up decorations on Sunday for the Williamsburg Farm Show's first Fall Extravaganza that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, rain or shine, at the Williamsburg Farm Show...

 

KEGLER'S KORNER

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies' League standings for Sept. 8 are: W L KingPins 3 1 Thelma & Louise 3 1 Die Hard 1 3 Ghosts 1 3 High scores: Team series: KingPins 821 Team single: Die Hard 302...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Autumn Rapture I, when the summer was over, Found autumn was covered with gold; And colors more lovely than springtime Were there for these eyes to behold. Lost in a sweet fascination, I gazed on...

 

Fall, Cows, Dessert: What Could Be Better?

I can't believe it, but Fall is here! While I've been keeping busy promoting the dairy industry as well as working on my family's dairy, I was thinking about what I could write about in this article a...

 

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