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 Life    July 30, 2020 

Police Chief's Nose Torn

Herald of July 25, 1895 The Roaring Spring police chief was hurt in an accident at the factory while helping Dr. Garver connect a chain that had become disconnected from the elevator. While the chief was holding the hook, the chain suddenly started u...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Guernsey Completes Record

Herald of July 30, 1970 James R. Russell of Roaring Spring was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 67 at Shawnee Park. Glenn W. Campbell of Hollidaysburg has accepted a position of principal of the...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Woodbury Elected Teachers

Herald of July 30, 1920 The school board of Woodbury township elected these teachers: J. Myers; Grace Brown; Lois Stayer; Pearl Frederick; Roxie Davis; Mary Keiper and Sue Rice. Both C.I. Detwiler and daughter of New Enterprise had been stricken...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

C-K Girl Texas-Bound

Herald of July 27, 1995 Nichole Musselman, standout softball pitcher for Claysburg-Kimmel High School, was scheduled to travel to Texas to play in the national girls’ fastpitch softball tournament in August. Musselman, 16, was a pitcher for the...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Workers Needed for Cannery

Herald of August 2, 1945 The Blue Mountain Canneries is in urgent need of workers at the Martinsburg plant during the coming corn-canning season. Management is expecting a big season. Sgt. Ira Dean Butler, 27 of Martinsburg, has been honorably...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Dixon Named Little Miss

Herald of July 29, 2010 Northern Bedford’s architect presented three possible renovation designs for the district’s secondary building. Six-year-old Carly Dixon was named Little Miss Roaring Spring 2010. D. Merl Tipton Post 43, Veterans of...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Spray Job in Martinsburg

Brian Kranik uses an air compressor to paint the shutters of his North Market Street home on Saturday, July 25, in Martinsburg. Kranik took advantage of the warm weather – 87 degrees that day...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Five Ways to Heat Up Your Financial Plan This Summer

The lazy days of summer are often a carefree time, but this year is a bit different given the pandemic and a volatile stock market. Many Americans are feeling things like their health, job and...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Fun, Interesting Games to Play to Help Children Become a Financial Genius

Financial literacy is an important component of STEAM learning and a building block of a comfortable future. Unfortunately, many schools have limited programs. But there’s good news – not only can parents impart money-smarts at home – they can...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Area Students Earn Degrees At Frostburg St.

The following area students have earned degrees from Frostburg (Md.) State University for the spring semester. While the 156th commencement ceremony has been postponed, diplomas were still awarded to more than 650 candidates for degrees. Holly Akers...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Fire Co. Sells Out of Ox Roast

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company held its annual ox roast sale Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, at Morrisons cove Memorial Park. Above, Dodie Brown fills another order for ox roast sandwiches...

 
 By Roseann Zimmerman    Life    July 30, 2020 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

My father was one to stand at night And look up at the sky At springtime moons and blue starlight And clouds that drifted by. He seemed to drink the fragrant air In natural, keen delight. One with...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Community Shows Appreciation to Police Department

Memorial Church of the Brethren in Martinsburg hosted a community and family event on July 22 to honor and appreciate the Martinsburg Borough Police Department. The event included tours of a police...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Danette Feathers Named to Dean's List

Danette Feathers, a library assistant student from Everett, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2020 semester at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem. Feathers was one of more than 2,150 high-achieving students who persevered...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Evan Cottle Earns Dean's List Honor at CPC

Evan Cottle, of Hopewell, has been named to the Central Penn College (Summerdale) dean’s list for the spring 2020 term. Cottle is currently majoring in legal studies. To qualify for the designation, an undergraduate student at Central Penn College...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Ideas Behind Strength-Based Parenting

Many a parent is familiar with the notion that children do not come with instruction manuals. Since babies are not born with instruction manuals, the best way to raise children is open to...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 30, 2020 

Cyrus Simmons, 16, Makes Eagle Scout

According to research done in 2015, the average percent of Boy Scouts who actually make Eagle Scout was a surprising 6 percent. Over the last few months, our small town of Williamsburg has garnered...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 30, 2020 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Community Yard Sales Do not forget that the annual Williamsburg Community Yard Sales will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. Gun Raffle Canceled Due to the current pandemic, the Williamsburg and Alexandria Gun Raffle scheduled for...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    July 30, 2020 

WW II Veteran Earns 'Quilt of Valor' for Service to His Country

James "Bernie" Beemiller, 95, of Everett, was awarded a Quilt of Valor at a private ceremony at Spring House Estates in Everett on July 15, 2020. Beemiller was nominated for the award by his daughter...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Fleet Reserve Assoc. Essay Winners

The Fleet Reserve Association recently announced this year's essay winners. This year's theme was "What My Vote Will Mean to Me." Winners were Victoria Waite, 2020 graduate of Central High School;...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    July 30, 2020 

NE Hosts Tractor Pulls, Military Organization

The Greater Pennsylvania Military Preservation Association educated the community with a Vietnam display during the tractor pull show on July 18 at the Southern Cove Power Reunion show grounds in New...

 

Citizens Want Light in Tunnel

Herald of July 18, 1895 Roaring Spring citizens were circulating a petition to have the Pennsylvania Railroad hang an electric light in the arch below town. The tunnel was described as “a dark, dreary and dangerous place for night driving....

 

Loysburg PO to Move

Herald of July 23, 1970 The Loysburg Post Office was scheduled toi be moved to a new location after 30 years in its present quarters. Aug. 1 had been set as the tentative opening date for the new post office in the building formerly occupied by...

 

Five Escapees Flee Bedford

Herald of July 23, 1920 On Friday night, July 16, five prisoners escaped from the Bedford County Jail. Later it was learned that a Dodge car belonging to William Gephard of West Pitt Street had been stolen from his garage and it was believed that...

 

Heat Consumes Cove

Herald of July 20, 1995 The thermometer at the Morrisons Cove office at the Mid-State Bank & Trust Co., Martinsburg, showed 112 degrees. The Flight Data Center at Blair County Airport reported 98 degrees. Area residents just knew it was extremely...

 

Flag Shown in Martinsburg

Herald of July 26, 1945 A large German flag which was made to fly over New York City when the Stars and Stripes would be pulled down, once the Germans captured the American metropolis, was shown in Martinsburg. The flag belonged to Sgt. Robert Wade...

 

VFW Jr. Vice-Commander

Herald of July 22, 2010 Gary M. Anders of East Freedom, a member of Ray-Camp Post 7689, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roaring Spring, was installed as the state junior vice-commander of the Pennsylvania Department of VFW. The Pennsylvania Department of...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

This past spring when we hired professionals to cut down some of our dying trees, we also asked them about the mammoth maple tree that towers over our patio. Although my husband had trimmed a lot of...

 

Friendly Game of Cornhole

Roger Stock and his son Roger Jr., 15, take on some family members in a game of cornhole on Saturday, July 11, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The DeLuca/Salvaggio families were...

 

Red Cross Offers Virtual Care Center for Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones

The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. People can visit redcross.org/get-help to access a support...

 

WISE Women Reschedule Dinner For April 21 at Lakemont Casino

Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of a possible second wave of the virus, the WISE Women Board of Directors has postponed the annual WISE Women Tribute dinner to 6 p.m. April 21, 2021, at The Casino at Lakemont Park. The board will honor women...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

James and Erin Barley of Roaring Spring are the parents of a son, Daniel Gray Barley, who was born at 8:27 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, at UPMC Altoona. Daniel has two siblings: Sarah, 5, and Ben, 2. Maternal grandparents are Ann and Gary Wisor of...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 23, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. We are all about easy cooking at the Gorsuch house because we are so busy. When we get to wind down and relax, one of our favorites to cook with is pork chops. Who doesn’t love a good bone-in center-cut pork...

 

Rotary 'Students' Named at Williamsburg

The Rotary "Students of the Month" at Williamsburg High School have been announced for April and May. All recipients graduated in May. Emily Smith Emily Smith was April's "Student of the Month." She i...

 

Danette Feathers of Everett Enrolls At NCC for Upcoming Fall Semester

Northampton Community College (NCC), Bethlehem, has welcomed Danette Feathers of Everett as one of the new or returning students who will begin the fall 2020 semester the week of Aug. 24. As an NCC student, Feathers will have access to numerous...

 

Rotary Names Northern Bedford 'Students of the Month'

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club recently named its "Rotary Student of the Month" recipients at Northern Bedford High School, Loysburg. All recipients graduated in May. Joshua Strayer Joshua Strayer...

 

Chamber Opens ACE Award Nominations

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Agricultural Community Excellence (ACE) Award. The recipient of the ACE Award will be presented with the award at the Oct. 8, 2020 Chamber Breakfast Club. Those who wish to...

 

Keeping Cool

Henry Trotter, 3, and his dad, Kylee, plan their next approach to a sprinkler set up in the front yard of their Martinsburg home on Saturday, July 18. Temperatures reached 91 degrees on Saturday,...

 

Post Office for Spring Meadow

Herald of July 11, 1895 A post office was established at Spring Meadow with William U. Ake as postmaster. The Methodist Congregation of Loysburg decided to build a new church. The ground was secured and a considerable amount of money subscribed for...

 

Vetter Awarded Bronze Star

Herald of July 16, 1970 Chief Warrant Officer Ronald K. Vetter, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroism in ground combat in Vietnam. Gregg Carbaugh, a senior at NBHS has been selected to play sousaphone in the National Band of the Future...

 

Citizens Start Civic Club

Herald of July 16, 1920 Steps were to be taken to complete the College building as a memorial to the late Prof. Edward E. Byers who several weeks previously had lost his life in a crossing accident. Many citizens of Woodbury had taken steps to...

 

BPW Installs Officers

Herald of July 13, 1995 Officers of the Martinsburg Business and Professional Women’s Club were installed. Officers for 1995-96 were Ione Hammaker, president; Dawn Burket, first vice president; Connie Stouffer, second vice president; Audrey Hite,...

 

Honor Roll Erected

Herald of July 19, 1945 The Honor Roll of service men from South Woodbury township, Bedford county has been erected in New Enterprise near the post office and plans have been completed for its dedication on July 22. After having spent nearly five yea...

 

Claysburg Wins 14-9

Herald of July 15, 1970 Royce Boyd has had a smooth transition into her new role as superintendent at Claysburg-Kimmel School District. Speeders beware. The Martinsburg Police Department is the newest on a long list of ENRADD owners. A Roaring...

 

James Dunmore Named to Spring 2020 Dean's List

James Dunmore, a Liberal Arts major from Queen, was named to the spring 2020 dean's list at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. The dean's list, compiled at the end of each term, includes degree-seeking students who achieve a semester...

 

Red Cross Seeks Donors

This July, the American Red Cross and WONDER WOMAN 1984 are joining forces to save the day for patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions. The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors this summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused...

 
 By Ad Crable    Life    July 16, 2020

COVID Lockdown Unleashes Swarms Of Visitors at Bay Region's Parks, Trails

Lynne Napoli of Boiling Springs, PA, lives near the Appalachian Trail, which is normally her refuge for quiet mental sustenance. But, this spring and summer, things are different. “It has been so packed I don’t go,” she explained. “When I do,...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

It was in a sermon that I first heard that children 'put their feet under their parent's table'. In essence, I guess that means the carefree, innocent time of eating at a table in which you did not...

 

Clever Creation in Williamsburg

Rhett Morgan, 2, enjoys a dip in a farming stock tank next to a unique gazebo his grandfather Randy Brubaker built out of a grain bin silo behind his Williamsburg farm home....

 

State Offers Advice for Keeping Summer Safe During Pandemic

The Wolf Administration on July 9 released updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) about summer recreation, camps and pools. The original FAQs were announced on May 22 to cover summer camps and recreation. The new FAQs modify those and also add...

 

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