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Alice Marie (Swartz) Wachter

Alice Marie (Swartz) Wachter, 85, of New Enterprise, passed away on Oct. 24, 2022, at the Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born Nov. 28, 1936, in Bloomfield Township; daughter of the late Chester E. and Mary (Ulery) Swartz. On Aug. 30, 1956, in...

 

James Lee Robinson

James Lee Robinson, 73, of Rickman, Tenn., passed away Wednesday Oct. 12, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Jim was born Dec. 10, 1948, in Altoona, to the late Donald Raymond Robinson II...

 

Dona Kauffman Kensinger

Dona K. Kensinger, 95, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 29, 2022, at her home. She was born Aug. 20, 1927, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Clare S. and Olive (Myers) Kauf...

 

Helen Mae Sands

Helen Mae Sands, 91, rural Roaring Spring, was called home to be with the Lord, Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, 2022, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born Nov. 23, 1930, in Paradise, Lancaster County,...

 

Richard E. Baker

Richard E. Baker, 85, of New Enterprise, passed away Oct. 28, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born Sept. 27, 1937, in New Enterprise; son of the late Gerald and Ada (Stiffler) Baker. On Aug. 10, 1960, in Winchester...

 

Audrey Mae (Gahagan) Butler

Audrey Mae (Gahagan) Butler, 90, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 27, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born July 8, 1932, in Roari...

 

David Charles Slusser

David Charles Slusser, 78, residing near State College, and formerly of Meadville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday morning, Oct. 29, 2022 at his home. He was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, son of th...

 

Agriculture Department Launches New PA Preferred Website Connecting Pennsylvanians with PA Products, Farm Destinations

To support the increased demand for direct connection between farmers and consumers, the Agriculture Department launched a website for the PA Preferred brand. At papreferred.com, Pennsylvanians can search for Pennsylvania products and connect with...

 

Curryville Church of the Brethren

The Curryville Church of the Brethren was where I was groomed for an amazing life. My pastor, Rev. Earl Ziegler, asked me to be the song leader at our church camp, Camp Harmony in Hooversville. I...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: With the passing of Dona (Kaufman) Kensinger at the age of 95, Morrisons Cove in general and Martinsburg in particular have lost a “Giant of the 20th Century.” She graduated from Morrison Cove High in 1945, gained a teaching...

 

The Story of Presidential Libraries and Their Archives

Why do we have presidential archives? Recent news about the preservation of United States presidential documents may raise questions in the minds of American citizens about why there are protected and preserved presidential archives. All citizens rec...

 

'Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror' by Michael Mallory

Horror movies' most memorable monsters can all be found in one place in Michael Mallory's magnificently mastered volume, brimming with Universal Studios' Hollywood horror icons. Universal Studios was...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 11, 1897 We are sorry to say that some of our men have been going to the mountain on Sunday for the practice of playing cards. Don’t you know you are causing the hearts of your wives and mothers to be very sad. And furthermore, you...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 9, 1972 Morrisons Cove joined the nation in giving President Richard M. Nixon a landslide victory in his bid for reelection. The Republican president carried the Republican stronghold of Morrisons Cove by a margin of three to one....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 10, 1922 As of this writing indications are that Tuesday’s election was a Democratic election, as fairly complete returns show a nationwide gain for the Democrats. Republican control of the house is in doubt and the majority in the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 13, 1997 Heavy rains fell on the Cove with 6.35 inches reported at the Blair County Airport. The borough of Williamsburg was the hardest hit area in the region when the Juniata River overflowed its banks and damaged properties along...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 6, 1947 From a tiny fairy queen to a towering ghost, the second annual Mummers Parade sponsored by the Martinsburg Booster Association won applause, cheers and laughs along the entire parade route. More than 200 marchers filed in...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 8, 2012 The number of voters in the 2012 presidential election met or exceeded the turnout for the 2008 election in many Cove-area precincts. Cove voters favored Mitt Romney over Barack Obama Morrisons Cove Memorial Park’s Property...

 

Public Notices

ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS Woodbury Township, 6385 Clover Creek Rd Williamsburg, is accepting sealed bids for a 2022 Ford F600 chassis or equivalent. Sealed bids will be accepted until November 10th at 9:00am. Storage Sale Due to the nonpayment of...

 

Late Fall is the Time to Winterize Your Sprayers

Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Always wear the proper PPE when cleaning, winterizing, or simply making repairs and adjustments to your sprayer. Remember: Pesticides are not the only chemicals that pose exposure risk. Check the tank...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    November 3, 2022

Woodbury Churches Celebrate Halloween with Drive-Through Trick or Treat

Grace Community Church formerly Woodbury Cafe opened its doors to adults and children as part of an "All Halloween Eve" celebration, according to Pastor Brad Reed. This was the first Halloween...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    November 3, 2022

SC Trunk-or-Treat Celebrates Joy of Reading

Candy and education intertwined during a Spring Cove District Halloween event. Martinsburg Elementary School hosted its third annual Trunk-or-Treat event Tuesday, Oct. 25. Hundreds of children...

 

Birth Certificate Access Age Lowered to 16

Acting Secretary of Health and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson announced changes to birth certificate eligibility requirements, providing access to individuals as young as 16 and creating new fee waiver options. “When the...

 

Department of Health Encourages Pa. to Get Flu Vaccine, COVID-19 Booster this Fall

Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined public health officials from Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health to encourage residents to get their flu shot and COVID-19 vaccination boosters as...

 

Wolf Administration Urges Responsible, Safe Driving

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) encourage all Pennsylvania motorists to take responsibility for safety on our roadways and help “Put the Brakes...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 3, 2022

Conemaugh Nason Offers Heart Health Education

When Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring opened its Cardiac Cath Lab in 2019, patients no longer had to travel outside the area to receive heart care and diagnosis. Early detection and treatment of heart-related issues can be the...

 

Representing the Farm Show In A New Way

For over three years now, Jeff Walason has been a staple on the Williamsburg Community Farm Show Board and is currently the president. During the Pennsylvania State Fair Association Board Zone-3...

 

VFW's Building Sale Benefits Community Groups

Since the 1950s, the Williamsburg VFW building along Lower Clover Creek has been a staple for many Williamsburg events. Now the VFW is giving back to the community. Members of the VFW recently sold...

 

Comprehensive Plan Encourages Voice of Residents

The Planning Commission hosted the first of two public input open houses for the Williamsburg Community Comprehensive Plan at the borough building last Wednesday, Oct. 26. The purpose of a comprehensive plan is to guide decision making for the...

 

DCNR Accepting Nominations for 2023 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Pennsylvanians are being asked to nominate their favorite trail for the 2023 Trail of the Year. “Trails are important connectors in our natural...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    November 3, 2022

How to Store Your Produce Through the Winter

This past growing season was one with a little too much rain and little too much dry, but by and large, a look around any farmer's stand is proof positive that most crops provided a bountiful harvest....

 

New Funding Awarded to Boost Awareness Of Manufacturing Careers in Bedford Co.

Governor Tom Wolf announced $200,000 in new funding for the Bedford County Technical Center (BCTC), through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC) to help create awareness for students about rewarding local careers in...

 

Tours in Bedford Kicked Off Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver launched Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week. The diversity and impact of the manufacturing industry, which employs more people than any other sector in Bedford County,...

 

Undefeated NBC Football Banks Another Win

Northern Bedford saw yet another win against Cambria Heights on Friday, Oct. 28. The Panthers won 37-14....

 

Central Represented at Golf State Championship

Griffin Snowberger (right) and Nick Baum (left), juniors at Central High School, participated in the 2022 PIAA State Golf Championships. On day one, Snowberger shot a 77 (+5) and tied for 16th after...

 

My Favorite Penn State Season

Donna is an enthusiastic Penn State football fan. Like many other rabid Penn State fans, she parks herself in front of the television any time the Nittany Lions play. I am a casual observer and do...

 

Lady Dragon Volleyball Win Out Final Week

The Lady Dragon Volleyball faced the Northern Bedford Lady Panthers and the Southern Huntingdon Lady Rockets in the last week of the season. A 3-1 victory over the Panthers and a 3-0 victory over the Rockets propelled the Dragons’ record to 7-14, w...

 

Berkhimer Takes First Place

Central Freshman Lanee Berkhimer (center) placed first in the D6 Cross Country Championship. The meet took place on Oct. 29....

 

Lady Dragon Soccer Score Victory in District Opener

The Lady Dragons' impenetrable defense led them to their 4-0 victory over the Cambria Heights Lady Highlanders in the District Six AA playoff opener. A coordinated balance between the Dragons'...

 

Dragon Football Dominates In Regular Season Finale

The Central Dragon Football team faced the Somerset Golden Eagles in week ten of the regular season. An unsurpassed air attack left the Dragons in complete control of the game, attaining a 47-14...

 
 By AccuWeather    News    November 3, 2022

AccuWeather's Winter Forecast Sees Less Snow in Pennsylvania

From the abundance of acorns in the fall to the bushiness of squirrel tails, there are many fanciful forecasting techniques have been used over the years as a means to glean a glimpse of what the...

 

Sen. Ward Visits C-K

State Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) (left) visited Claysburg-Kimmel School District on Tuesday, Nov. 1. This meeting allowed Ward to hear about the changes within C-K. Superintendent Mark Loucks (right) also...

 

Bayer Fund, Blair Co. Farmers Team Up to Direct Donations To Nonprofits, Schools

Local farmer CA Detwiler recently directed a $5,000 Bayer Fund America's Farmers Grow Communities donation to Blair County Junior Livestock Association. In 2022, Bayer Fund revamped America's Farmers...

 

Alpha Beta Chapter Shares Donations, Talents

Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, met at Hoss' Restaurant in Bedford on Oct. 13 with special guest Veronica Sell, president of Beta Epsilon Chapter. President Becky...

 

Altoona Curve Ballpark Receives $2.4 Million for Renovation

The Peoples Natural Gas Field, home of the Altoona Curve, received a $2.4 million award from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, state Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-79) announced. “Peoples Natural Gas Field, home of our Al...

 

Friends of M-burg Community Library Holding Fall Fundraisers

The Friends of Martinsburg Community Library are holding two fall fundraisers. They are currently selling Bedford Candy until Nov. 21. Orders are being taken at the library and will be delivered to the library on Dec. 12. Payment is needed with each...

 

The Bulldogs' Batman

Claysburg-Kimmel School District Superintendent Mark Loucks dressed up as Batman for Halloween for C-K students....

 

'Women In Dairy Conference' To Offer Learning And Networking Opportunities

Women in the dairy industry can gain valuable knowledge and network with peers by attending Penn State Extension’s “Women in Dairy Conference,” which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 3, 2022

Early Morning Fire Destroys Three Freedom Township Trailers

An early morning fire on Wednesday, Oct. 26, destroyed three Freedom Township trailers and two scrapped vehicles at Clark's Auto Salvage. According to Freedom Township Asst. Fire Chief Tim James, the...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    November 3, 2022

Dragons Face Eagles First Week of Playoffs

The seniors on this year’s Central High School football team go into playoffs with almost a full season’s worth of games in the “second season” under their belts. The Scarlet Dragons have played nine postseason games over the previous three...

 

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