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DUI Task Force Releases Results

On Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, officers of the Blair County DUI Task Force made their presence known locally by conducting a DUI roving patrol. The following results are from the detail: • 84 individual contacts • 54 warnings issued for vehicle...

 

Car Crashes Are No. 1 Safety Issue For Children

National Child Passenger Safety Week began on Monday, Sept. 19, and AAA East Central is reminding parents about the importance of properly installing and using car seats. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),...

 

Blair Co. Master Gardeners Set Fall Garden Programs

The Master Gardeners of Blair County and Penn State Extension emphasizes: Pruning woody trees and shrubs, bees and beekeeping, IPM and the Spotted Lanternfly in October programs. All programs are scheduled for 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Altoona Area...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 7, 1897 Farmers are husking corn.Will there be any husking bees this season with lots of red ears in the shock? These old-time enjoyable affairs should not be allowed to fall into disuse. There is no truth in the report that silver...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 5, 1972 Fire destroyed a two-story barn and several pieces of equipment on the Melvin Closson farm along Route 36 near Roaring Spring. Closson’s 12-year-old grandson, David, discovered the fire, and his sister, Sharon, called it in....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 6, 1922 The winter’s round of Literary society meetings has begun. These educational and entertaining meetings are one of the best features of the community life of the Cove, and should be patronized and encouraged by every citizen....

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 2, 1997 The Claysburg Library received grant money to be used for connecting the library to the Internet. Patrons would be limited to 30 minutes per visit when using the Internet. The Northern Bedford Band Parents and the Northern...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 2, 1947 Representatives from Roaring Spring, Williamsburg and Hollidaysburg were ordered to appear before the State Sanitary Water Board to explain why they were not operating existing sewage works. All three towns were located along...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 27, 2012 Leah Hershberger of Bedford County placed in the top seven overall in the 56th Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Coronation. She also won honorable mention in the Dairy Knowledge contest and was a runner-up in the scrapbook and...

 

Pennsylvanian Postcards of the Past

The postcard on the left was sent to the Herald from Darwin Stapleton. He bought it at an antique store in Hopkins, Minnesota, which explains why it comes with an address from North Dakota. The...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This little section has taken a long summer vacation, but we are back for fall. When I think of fall, besides pumpkins, I think about apples. A few weeks ago teaching at Bright Beginnings in Roaring...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    September 29, 2022 

Getting Around in the Bygone Days

As we jump in the car for the quarter-mile trip to pick up bread and milk, it’s difficult to imagine the days prior to car and truck or even bicycles, but for many Morrisons Cove residents of the past, if a horse was not around it meant exercising...

 

Herald Hears from More 1940s Family Members

Vickie Yarnall visited the Herald office to show us her mother, Esther E. Oakes, who is in the third row, second person from left. Yarnall said her mother was very close with Doris Hite, who is also...

 

M-burg Fire Co. Sells Chicken BBQ

Saturday, Sept. 24, Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company sold 384 chicken barbecue dinners. About twelve people were involved in cooking the chicken and setting up the dinners. People who bought...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 30, 1897 The Barnum and Bailey Circus is coming to Altoona, and the railroad is selling special low cost round trip tickets to the show. The circus was considered to be the most incomparable exhibition in the entire world. The oldest...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 28, 1972 The atomic reactor at Saxton was scheduled to be phased out of existence by May, 1974, with a loss of 70 jobs in the area. The reactor was put into operation in 1962 and served as a training center for nuclear engineers and...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 29, 1922 On Saturday Dr. and Mrs. J.S. Bonebreak and son Keim left for Pittsburgh where the latter entered the University of Pittsburgh Dental College. While operating a circular saw driven by a steam engine, Samuel Tetwiler had his...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 25, 1997 Jermaine S. Wright, 23 was charged for a second time in the murder of 16-year old Krista Ruggles, a former Cove teenager. He had been charged earlier, but police withdrew the charges because their case against him was not...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 25, 1947 Organization of a free public library got underway at a meeting called by the Martinsburg Rotary Club. About 50 citizens from Martinsburg attended to hear Miss Virginia Crick of the Altoona Public Library explain the first...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 27, 2012 The Martinsburg Municipal Authority voted unanimously to purchase 10 lots in the Edgewater Acres development for a total cost of $200,000. The authority had water supply wells in the development and hoped the purchase would...

 

Herald Sees National Sights

The Morrisons Cove Herald traveled to see a national treasure over Labor Day weekend. Lois Beer of Altoona (shown) and her sister Linda Snider of Duncansville brought their Herald along while...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Seeing all the pumpkins, mums, and of course – watching my Ravens play football, has me in the mood for fall! Thus inspiring my question this week – what’s your favorite fall activity? Here is what a few had to say: Walt Frank: PSU football...

 

New Crosses Added

For some time, the crosses at the entrance into Williamsburg were missing. Crews took them down because the wood was rotting. Following some complaints from the community about the missing crosses,...

 

Leaf Peepers Will See Changing Colors Early This Year

This spring and summer has been one of too much rain at times and not enough at other times in the region. Despite a fickle precipitation mix from Mother Nature, fall is shaping up to be a noteworthy...

 

Claysburg Area Farm Show Recognizes Winners

The Claysburg Area Farm Show was held Sept. 6 through the 10 at the Kimmel Community Center (former Queen Elementary School). At the closing, those who had the most winnings in each room received a certificate of recognition. There were also Best of...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 23, 1897 Mrs. Rebecca Kauffman died at her residence on East Julian street after a painful illness from a cancerous affection. Mrs. Kauffman, nee Stoner, was born on the old Stoner homestead near the borough limits, June 19, 1840 and...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 21, 1972 The Spring Cove School Board stuck close to federal wage guidelines and approved a 5.5% pay increase for nearly all of the 61 non-professional personnel in the district. The teacher strike in the Claysburg-Kimmel School...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 22, 1922 The monthly meeting of the Executive Officers of the Eleventh District of Blair county Sunday Schools will be held next Tuesday evening in St. John’s Reformed church, Martinsburg. All pastors and superintendents are by...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 18, 1997 The Blair County Airport Authority contacted the U. S. Department of Agriculture and Penn State University regarding birds flocking on the runways. The birds were feeding in nearby fields and then resting on airport...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 18, 1947 The Martinsburg Booster Association thought the town-wide war on rats would cost $700, or two dollars per family. Several types of poisons would be used, and residents would be notified when the ones that were dangerous to...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 20, 2012 Clearfield Bank and Trust Company announced plans to build a new branch in the field beside the Dollar General in Martinsburg. The branch was expected to open by December 2012 or January of 2013. Loyd Acker of rural...

 

Fresh Fall Produce to Enjoy

As hot, humid days give way to cool fall temperatures, it is prime time to enjoy a new bounty of fresh vegetables. Homeowners may be ready to pick the vegetables they have been growing the past several months. While many home vegetable gardeners...

 

Kitchen Essentials For People Just Starting Out

The day a young person moves into his or her first apartment or home is a momentous occasion. Few things evoke a sense of accomplishment and independence as much as having your own place. Upon moving...

 

How to Furnish Your Dining Room

Modern homes look a bit different than those of generations past. Rather than several small rooms divided by walls, modern homes offer open-concept floor plans. That means the boundaries between space...

 

Invasion of the Fall Armyworms

Have you started noticing an outbreak of worms or moths in your lawn? It's the time of year to be mindful and observant of different pests and insects. Some species of worms or caterpillars can cause...

 

Spotting Mold In Your Home

Homes are safe havens and relaxing spaces for their residents. No one wants to imagine the place they call home putting their health in jeopardy, but that’s precisely the case for people who live in homes where mold is present. The United States...

 

Approaching a Basement Remodel

A fully finished and functional basement is a dream for many homeowners. Such a space, when completed, can serve as an entertainment space, a man cave, an artist's studio, or any number of additional...

 

Features to Focus on for Your Entertainment Room

It might not take a home theater to enjoy the big game with friends or fire up family movie night, but a spacious entertainment room can certainly enhance such experiences. That’s especially true when homeowners give considerable thought to...

 

Maintenance Tips to Keep In Mind for Your Lawn

1. Reduce Mowing for Deeper Roots It’s actually recommended that you mow your lawn a lot less during the fall months. For cool season lawns like bluegrass and fescue, a mowing height between 2.5–3.5 inches during the fall is ideal. This mowing...

 

How to Sharpen Your Lawn Mower Blade Safely

The fall and winter season is the perfect time to take preventative care of your gas-powered lawn mower because you're either approaching the end of the mowing season or approaching the beginning of...

 

Cozy, Comfortable: Cove Businesses Give Homeowners Recommendations

Years ago when country decor was the rage, a popular saying was "Home is where you hang your heart." While the adage may be old, the thought remains true, as evidenced by a growing trend to make a...

 

More 1940 Faces

More readers have reached out regarding this photo of the 1940 Roaring Spring High School class that was printed in the Sept. 1 edition of the Herald. Here's who they identified: "My father, Alfred...

 

Panther Pride

Northern Bedford freshman cheerleader Olivia Helsel cheers on her team during play against Everett High School Friday at Northern Bedford High School....

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Following last week’s tour of Williamsburg, I got to reminisce about the town that Williamsburg was. I was privileged to grow up here and got to know some of the places that the past generations knew and loved. This inspired my question for the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    September 15, 2022

Martinsburg Mennonite Resumes Book Club

Martinsburg Mennonite Church resumed its Ladies Book Club on Sept. 6. Women from many local churches came together to study a book and share thoughts with each other. The book they are reading now is...

 

'Margie' Ferry and her Model A Ford

She was a simple woman who led a simple life in what would be by today’s standards considered a shanty at the base of Lock Mountain, Piney Creek Road. Yet mention of her name, Marjorie Gertrude Ferry, brings pleasant memories to many Martinsburg...

 

Community Worship Service Sees Large Crowd

The rain did not deter community members from attending the Martinsburg Community Worship Service that took place on Sept. 11. A large crowd gathered to hear from local church leaders. Speakers...

 

Did You See That?!

Aden Zimmerman, 7, (left) and his friend Levi Steele, 8, of Woodbury watch the action on the field as Northern Bedford scores one of three touchdowns in first-quarter action Friday. On the right,...

 

Whiteleathers Celebrate 125th Annual Reunion

On Sunday, Aug. 14, Connie (Whiteleather) Skvir and Larry Skvir, formerly of Williamsburg, attended the 125th annual Whiteleather family reunion, which was held in East Rochester, Ohio. Also...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 16, 1897 The borough ordinance relating to the discharge of firearms within its limits is evidently a dead law, or else it would be enforced. Violations of this law have been many recently. Major Alex Bobb was off to Everett...

 

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