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Public Notices

Ordinance No. 2019-620 – An Ordinance of the Borough of Martinsburg, Blair County, PA for the Levy of a Per Capita Tax in the amount of Five and 00/100 ($5.00) Dollars for the Year 2020 Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Martinsburg... Full story

 

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Lyndie St. James is an up-and-coming song writer. The famous Jalaire Grant loves her fresh new sound, but the lyrics need work. The words are empty. Could she write one with feeling? Lyndie shut her...

 

Why They Hate Him So Badly

I'm old enough to remember the communist left's hatred of Ronald Reagan. Of course, history has proven that Reagan wasn't nearly as awful as they made him out to be, in fact, even Democrats invoke his...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: We have a daily weather review and weather commentaries regarding future weather predictions. Here is one you might find interesting: The arctic seems to be warming up. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers who sail the...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 23, 1944 Martinsburg over the weekend was visited by one of the big B-17 war bombers, which is said to be next to the largest used by the Americans in the European theatre of war. Battle-scarred, the huge aircraft was fresh from the...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 19 2009 Northern Bedford school directors took time out from a recent meeting to recognize the spontaneous selfless action of a high school student. Ericka Marvin, a passenger on bus 30 of Barton Transportation Service, stepped up...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 21, 1919 Thanksgiving day is approaching and as has been the custom in past years, the Nason hospital, located in Roaring Spring, is making an appeal for donations in behalf of the institution. In another column of this issue is given...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 21, 1994 Martinsburg Borough Council agreed to purchase a new 1994 Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser at a cost of $15,897. The former Altoona First Savings Bank in Martinsburg is now a daycare center. Nanny’s Playhouse, a daycare...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 15, 1894 Wages were increased 10 percent at the Smucker Stone quarry near Williamsburg. About 150 men were employed there. The election cost the county of Blair upwards of $3,000. J.E. Corboy of Woodbury advertised a public sale of...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 20, 1969 Mrs. Edith Teeter of Martinsburg, victim of renal failure, a serious kidney disease, is a lot happier this week than she has been in recent months. Mrs. Teeter has been traveling to Pittsburg, three days a week, Monday,...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Many Martinsburg area families that come to the food pantry will enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meals, thanks to the generous gifts of these community people: The members at Martinsburg Brethren in Christ Church, Martinsburg...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: There is scarcely a day when you can't read or hear one or more stories on climate change. They are in many magazines, newspapers, on TV and radio, so it is impossible to miss them. Having read many of these articles, I find that most...

 

DEATH RECORD

AYERS, Jeff, Curryville CARBAUGH, Margaret M., 91, Hopewell HAMILTON, Delores J., 97, Roaring Spring MUSSELMAN, Ruth N., 93, Martinsburg ROYER, Miriam S., 98, Martinsburg... Full story

 

JEFF AYERS

Jeff Ayers of Curryville passed away at his home surrounded by love. At the request of Jeff, no public viewing or services will be held, A private family service was held on Saturday, Nov. 16. Jeff is survived by his wife Lora, with whom he spent 47...

 

MARGARET M. CARBAUGH

Margaret M. Carbaugh, 91, of Hopewell, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. A funeral was held Monday, Nov. 18, at the Raven Run Church of the Brethren,...

 

DELORES J. HAMILTON

Delores J. Hamilton, 97, of Graystone Court, Roaring Spring, passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 10, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, following a brief illness. A funeral mass was...

 

RUTH N. MUSSELMAN

Ruth N. Musselman, 93, of Martinsburg, died Saturday morning, Nov. 16, 2019, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home, Hollidaysburg. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family by Pastor Phil Waite. Interment will be made in Dry...

 

MIRIAM S. ROYER

Miriam S. Royer, 98, of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 14, 2019, at Homewood Retirement Center. A service was held Monday, Nov. 18, at Bice Memorial Chapel at Homewood at Martinsburg. Pastor Traci Marriott Bowman and the Rev. Jerry...

 

Grandparents' Day at ME

Martinsburg Elementary hosted Grandparents' Day where grandparents could eat with their grandchildren. Two days were designated for fifth grade, two days for fourth grade and two days for third...

 

Brennemans to Celebrate 72nd Wedding Anniversary Nov. 22

Charles and Betty Brenneman of Canoe Creek will celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The couple were married in the Canoe Creek United Methodist Church. They have three children, six grandchildren and 14...

 

Welfare Council to Meet Nov. 22

The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at The Arc of Blair County. The speaker will be Kathi Ardizzone from the Altoona Housing Authority. Ardizzone will speak about the Housing Choice voucher...

 

New Bowling Program

Thanks to a grant by the Nason Foundation, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park is offering a new and exciting program for all area seniors. Anyone age 59 or older can bowl for free at the park every...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

If I were a bear hunter, I would have been just about totally confused about when and where I could've hunted prior to the regular bear season. The only thing I would've been sure of was that I'd have...

 

Trout Unlimited Banquet

On Saturday, Nov. 2, John Kennedy Trout Unlimited Chapter 45 (JKTU) held its annual banquet at Trinity United Methodist Church, Roaring Spring. More than 40 attended the fundraising event including...

 

First Archery Buck

Jarrett Wagner of Martinsburg got his first archery buck, a 6 point, on Nov. 16 outside of Saxton....

 

Dept. of Ag Warns of CWD

With the 2019 hunting season underway in Pennsylvania, the Department of Agriculture released recommended best management practices to help protect hunters and their families against Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Since being identified in...

 

Life Jackets Mandatory in Pa.

With vibrant, changing foliage as a backdrop to any adventure during the fall season, the lure of a relaxing paddle along a scenic river, stream or lake is hard to resist. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) encourages everyone to enjoy...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel FBLA Partners with NPC

The members of Claysburg-Kimmel Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has announced a partnership with a local business. NPC Inc. has been a long-time supporter of C-K FBLA, providing financial...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The florescent light bulb behind Buckeye the cow didn't shine as bright as it should, so I commented again on the lack of desired lighting. Until my husband finally replaced the bulb, I kept on...

 

Claysburg Community Theatre to Stage 'The Music Man'

Practice has been underway during the month of October and November with the Claysburg Area Community Theatre group on its latest production of "The Music Man." The show is slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday...

 

Jocelyn Miller Graduates from Basic Training

Jocelyn L. Miller, a 2019 graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg, graduated basic training Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at the Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May N.J. She will continue her...

 

Lines by Lee

"I want it now!" You may or may not have said that statement aloud at some point. But you probably thought it; maybe many times. We live in a world where we want things conveniently and quickly. The...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 21:27-31 Acts 2L32-36 Acts 21:37-40 St. Matthew 7:1-5 St. Matthew 7:12 Acts 2:14 & 37-40 Acts 3:12 & 17-19 There is something more we should know about this passage...

 

Church Aids Food Pantries

The Martinsburg Mennonite Church is thankful for church family and food pantry donations. Dottie Gwin (top left) is the oldest member of the congregation at the Martinsburg Mennonite Church. On...

 

So. Cove Auxiliary Plans Veterans Dinner

The Southern Cove Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold a veterans appreciation dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the former Replogle Elementary School building in New Enterprise. The dinner will include hamloaf, scalloped potatoes, green...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 21, 2019

Equipment Repair Shop Opens in M-burg

Jeff Martin a new business owner in Martinsburg, opened Central Power Equipment earlier this year. The business is located at 3946 Cove Mountain Road, behind Longs' Outpost in Martinsburg. Martin...

 

Tips for Hosting Houseguests Over the Holidays This Year

Hosting houseguests over the holidays? For happier guests and hosts alike, you'll want to be sure you're equipped to accommodate all your overnighters. Here are a few pointers: Special Considerations...

 

How to Declutter Room to Make Room for Play

While all the gear, clothes and toys your kids possess are signs of a joyful childhood, keeping it all organized is essential for health, safety and even fun. "Too many toy choices that are...

 

Auxiliary Craft, Variety Sale Set

The Southern Cove Fire Company Auxiliary will sponsor its annual Christmas Craft & Variety Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Replogle Elementary school building in New Enterprise. There will be a variety of sandwiches, pies,...

 

Stonerook Family Reunion

On Sunday, Aug 18, George and Missouri Stonerook's ancestors held their annual reunion at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg. This event has always been held at the park since the mid 1960s....

 

JC's Mock Trial Team Faces Down Foes

Juniata College's mock trial team prevailed over some of the top teams in the country at the invitation-only National Tournament in California at the University of California at Berkeley. "We...

 

Playhouse Welcomes Season with Annual Production

It’s nearly time to bust out the eggnog and sing some Christmas carols. The Playhouse at McConnellstown will kick off the festive season with its annual holiday production, opening Nov. 22. The Playhouse holiday show will feature two comical...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    November 21, 2019

New Era Begins for CHS Boys' Basketball

Central High School boys' varsity basketball coach Paul Frederick assembles his team to go over some of the drills the players would be doing on the first day of basketball practice Monday, Nov. 18....

 
 By Brian Hess    News    November 21, 2019

Cove Ministeriums Plan Thanksgiving Services and Meals

Area ministeriums have scheduled community Thanksgiving services for Sunday evening, Nov. 24. Several area churches will serve free meals Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. All services and meals are open to the public. Claysburg-East Freedom The Claysburg...

 

Storms May Disrupt Thanksgiving Travel

As the Thanksgiving travel period kicks off this weekend and continues through the following weekend, at least three storms of note have the potential to cause trouble on the roads and at the airports across the United States. A sneaky storm with...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 21, 2019

Suspect Package Found at Airport Contained No Explosives

A suspicious package discovered at the Blair County Airport Friday contained no explosives, according to State Police. Emergency personnel were called to the airport at around 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 21, 2019

Fake Name Lands Roaring Spring Man Behind Bars

A Roaring Spring man already facing felony burglary and contraband charges is in jail after the car he was riding in was pulled over by police for an equipment violation along Dunnings Highway near...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 21, 2019

First-Ever Craft Show to Benefit McKee Playground

Tucked away on Back Street in the quiet village of McKee is a small playground that has played a big part in the lives of generations of children. Tracing its roots back to the 1950s, the playground...

 

Blair County Projects $1.89 Million Shortfall

The Blair County commissioners introduced on Tuesday, Nov. 12, the proposed 2020 budget with a shortfall covered, in part, by a property tax increase. The general fund projections include revenue of $54.89 million with expenses amounting to $56.78...

 

Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Co. Relief Association Gets Clean Audit

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Nov. 19 announced the release of audit reports for volunteer firefighters’ relief associations (VFRAs) in Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Greene, Monroe, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland and York...

 

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