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125 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 13, 1896 William Newcomer, an employee of the Manning Limestone Co. at Point View, met with an accident that resulted in instant death. He was one of a crew engaged in taking dirt from the quarry. For this purpose a narrow guage...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 18, 1921 George B. Wineland of Martinsburg was spending the week in Pittsburgh where he was serving on a federal court grand jury. Mrs. G. Edward Straesser of Martinsburg received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. S. Howard Bloom...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 14, 1946 The Martinsburg Booster Association listed five objectives for the 1946 program: Annexation of territory northeast of the borough; swimming pool for the Memorial Park; make borough streets and number buildings; curbs and...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 17, 2011 Home heating oil just seems to be burning faster than it has in recent years. At least Cove residents can feel the effect of elevated oil costs burning a hole in their wallets as the price is up to $3.15 per gallon compared...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 15, 1996 Milton V. Burgess, 96, of Martinsburg, former editor of the Morrisons Cove Herald, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 14, 1996, at the Homewood Retirement Center, where he had been a resident for several weeks. Mr. Burgess...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 18, 1971 The Spring Cove School Board is upset about deficiencies in the new junior high school building and has ordered that a letter be sent to the architect detailing the defects. Pant suits are tempting business women in the Cove,...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"They think because I sew and bake And sweep a white pine floor, I never think of winding roads Somewhere beyond my door! They think me deaf to messages Of winds in trees that bend And sway in sheer...

 

Wintry Day in Southern Cove

More snow fell in the Morrisons Cove area Wednesday night into Thursday morning, Feb. 10-11, leaving an additional two to four inches on the ground. Above, Mennonites were in school along Cowan Road...

 
 By BROOKE GOCHNOUR    Life    February 18, 2021 

Dairy Princess: 'Show Some Love for Dairy'

Hello again, everyone. So far we have made it through five out of the seven dairy cattle breeds, but this month, I would like to highlight the Ayrshire breed. The Ayrshire breed originated from the...

 

Courtney Garver Named to Dean's List at St. Francis

Courtney Garver, management information systems major from Claysburg, was named to the dean's list at Saint Francis University, Loretto. Garver was among more than 750 students who earned a spot on one of the honors lists for the fall 2020 semester....

 

Central Cove FFA Chapter

There are currently 99 members in the Central Cove FFA Chapter, which advised by Thomas Ritchey. Chapter officers for 2020-21 are: President – Keller Metzker Vice President – Madison Benfer...

 

Northern Bedford FFA Chapter

The Northern Bedford County Chapter of the FFA has 83 members. The chapter is advised by Kay Kring and James Over. Chapter officers for 2020-21 are: President – Brook Gochnour Vice President ...

 

Williamsburg FFA Chapter

There are 75 students enrolled in agriculture courses this year at Williamsburg Community High School. The chapter's advisor is Robyn Bechtel. Chapter officers for 2020-21 are: President – Branson H...

 

Area FFA Chapter Photos

Photos of FFA Chapters in Central Cove, Northern Bedford and Williamsburg....

 

PGC: Placing a Bluebird Nest Box Helps a Declining Species Survive

Spring might not be "just around the corner," but bluebirds will be scouting out nesting sites before you know it, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission can help bring them and other songbirds to...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    February 18, 2021 

From the 'Burg with Love: The Unlikely Turned Magical

Author's Note: For the month of February, I am profiling a few of Williamsburg's couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant other have a...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    February 18, 2021 

Kids Celebrate 100 Days of School in Williamsburg

Mrs. Brown's third-grade students recently celebrated 100 days of school. Shown are (front, from left): Aria Frye, Kylie McGee, Davanee Bem and Olivia Lester; (back row, from left): Kierstyn...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    February 18, 2021 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This past Sunday was Valentine’s Day, and of course, being without a Valentine, I prepared a nice dinner for me and my sister. who too is sans a Valentine. But we can celebrate the gift of love all month long – and who’s to say no? Here is a...

 

George, Virginia Clapper Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Clapper of James Creek celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. They were married Dec. 25, 1950, at the Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church in...

 

Bedford Diary Princess Shares Pizza Recipe

As the Bedford County Dairy Princess, I would like to introduce another breed of dairy cattle – the Jersey. The Jersey breed originated from the Isle of Jersey in the early 1700s. This breed comes...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"February's a time for hearts And big red satin bows, Boxes of candy, lacy cards, A fragile, long-stemmed rose; "A time for searching the garden Lest a green blade flourish there Or looking for a...

 

7 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day In a Socially Distanced Manner

The last year has been challenging for social butterflies, as the COVID-19 pandemic has limited opportunities to socialize in person with close friends and family members. Social distancing guidelines affected various holidays throughout 2020, but...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    Life    February 11, 2021

The Hidden Cost of Prepayment Penalties

What is a prepayment penalty, and how does someone know if they have a prepayment penalty condition on their loan? A prepayment penalty is a clause in the mortgage contract that states the lender may...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 7, 1896 A coroner’s jury found no evidence of neglect on the part of the Hollidaysburg Iron & Nail Works in the explosion of a boiler that killed six men and injured 15. The boiler had been recently repaired by Madden Bros.,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 11, 1971 The wearing of slacks by girls in school at Central High School has been approved by the Spring Cove School Board. Northern Bedford and Claysburg-Kimmel earlier had dropped their ban against slacks for girls. The state...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 11, 1921 The Shelleytown correspondent reported that I.A. Showalter, E.A. Brumbaugh, Lloyd Schaffer, Lester Miller and Elmer Treese saw a live grasshopper jumping around on the grass, “even though the groundhog did not see his...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 8, 1996 A benefit turkey dinner held Feb. 4 at New Enterprise attracted more than 1,300 customers and raised more than $9,000 to aid victims of the Jan. 19 flood who resided in the Southern Cove-Yellow Creek area. There was a good...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 7, 1946 The large barn on the property of Mr. and Mrs. Milbert Snyder of Loysburg was destroyed by fire at noon, Friday, Feb. 1. The fire was thought to have started from a brooder stove. The barn had been remodeled for chicken...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 10, 2011 Documents transferring ownership of the newly constructed Martinsburg Borough building were signed at the Monday, Feb. 7, Martinsburg borough council meeting. Borough officials hope to be moved into the new building, located...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    February 11, 2021

Spring Cove Elementary Celebrates 100 Days

The first-grade class at Spring Cove Elementary School put a new spin on the annual 100th day of school celebration by celebrating the 101st day with a nod to "101 Dalmations." Dressed up as...

 

Championship Basketball Brought Them Together

Author's Note: For the month of February, I am profiling a few of Williamsburg's couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant other have a...

 

Hitting the Slopes

Adella Smith, 4, enjoyed the snow we got during last week's snowstorm. Adella is the daughter of Chad and Sable Smith of Williamsburg....

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

‘Tis the season of love! I am just in a loving mood this month, and for most of the time, always! This month’s recipes were all going to be sweets, as of course. You do know that I love my sweets but living through this pandemic, a lot of us may...

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

Being quarantined, I’m always thinking about where my next meal is coming from. This week’s question stems from that everyday dilemma. If you were stuck on an island and could have one meal from a restaurant, what would it be and why? Here is...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 30, 1896 A large boiler in the “little mill” of the Hollidaysburg Iron & Nail Co. exploded, killing three workmen and injuring 17, some seriously. There were about 60 men in the building at work at the pudding furnace, rolls,...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 4, 1921 The Woodbury correspondent reported that a vote would be held on Feb. 19 as to whether the borough and township should have a consolidated school and whether to erect a new school building. Former teachers and pupils were...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 1, 1996 Cleanup continued in the low-lying areas of the Cove that were hard hit by the flood of Jan. 19. Many families were back in their homes after being forced out by the high water and mud that remained after the water receded....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 31, 1946 The 13-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Pearson of Williamsburg RD, William Harvey, was burned fatally Saturday evening, Jan. 26, when gas from a coal stove exploded. The father was critically burned in the explosion. Mrs...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 4, 2011 Karen Wyland, who has transformed Mamie’s Cafe & Bakery into one of the area’s top gathering scenes for food and fellowship, was recognized by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce with the Small Business Person of the Year...

 

How Adults Can Take Active Roles in Their Health Care

Adults play a significant role in their own health care. Adults focused on getting fit may visit various fitness facilities before signing up for a membership, and individuals who want to improve their diets may spend countless hours poring over...

 

Understanding Low Vision

Prescription eyeglasses help billions of people across the world improve their vision. In fact, when a person's vision starts to weaken, a new eyeglass prescription is often the solution. However,...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear January, Snowflakes made little tic-tic sounds as they glanced off my windbreaker jacket and my boots swished in the accumulating powdery whiteness, as I walked in the darkness of your last day....

 

C-K FBLA's Red Sand Project

Claysburg-Kimmel's Future Business Leaders of America chapter and school resource officer Brittany Diehl recently teamed up to create awareness for the nationwide problem of human trafficking....

 

FarmLink Connects Those with Ag Land to Aspiring Farmers

There is a new program to help those who have farmland to lease or sell and are looking for someone to keep land in agricultural production. The program can also help those looking for land to start o...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Harlan and Rosene N. (Zimmerman) Huber of Schellsburg are the parents of a son, Carston Lester, who was born at 10:37 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 6...

 

Might As Well Be Comfortable

Bill Grubb clears the snow from the front of his home along Allegheny Street in Martinsburg late Monday morning protected from the elements with a plastic shield mounted to his snowblower. The storm...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    February 4, 2021

Blair Co. Man Pens Book Celebrating Famous County Natives

A fascination with celebrity along with an appreciation for local history has led to an Altoona man to publishing his first book. "They Came from Blair County," authored by Blair County resident Eric...

 

– From the 'Burg with Love –

Author's Note: For the month of February, I will be profiling some of Williamsburg's beloved couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant...

 

Students Named to Frostburg State University Dean's List

The following students from the area have been named to the dean's list at Frostburg State University for the spring 2020 semester. Brittany Ebersole, New Enterprise, with the distinction of a 4.0 grade point average; Adam Francis, Everett; and...

 

Elizabeth Fiess Earns Spot on President's List

Nine hundred and thirty undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, S.C., were named to the presdient's list for the fall 2020 semester. That's 10 percent of the student body with a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester, including...

 

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