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125 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 8, 1898 Wanted–immediately a reliable person to keep toll gate at Martinsburg on the Morrison Cove Turnpike. Terms reasonable. Inquire of Mrs Maggie Conrad, Roaring Spring. The apron bazaar, for the benefit of the Lutheran church,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 13, 1973 The Roaring Spring Zoning Board of Appeals heard a request from the Friendship Fire Company for a zoning variance that will alow the firemen to construct a new fire hall in a residential area. The firemen hope to build on a 20...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 7, 1923 Augustus Valentine Dively, a native of Greenfield Township near Sproul, died at his home in Altoona from a complication of diseases. He had been a member of the Blair county bar for 50 years, and was considered one of the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 10, 1998 The thermostat reached 73 degrees on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6, setting a new record for December in many places. A vehicle accident on Monday morning east of Martinsburg resulted in a power outage to some residents of the...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 9, 1948 Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be in Roaring Spring this Thursday evening at 6:30 o’clock, and Santa will distribute free gifts to all the children. Borough businesses will be open until 9 p.m. WVAM will air the community...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 5, 2013 A pre-Thanksgiving storm knocked down power lines in some parts of the Cove when ice accumulating from freezing rain brought down tree limbs. At one point Valley REC had 6,400 reported outages. Most homes had service restored...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    November 30, 2023 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Honestly, this is one of my favorite times of the year, especially to admit how much I love being in the kitchen and baking up good memories. My mom, Suzanne, instilled in me a love of cooking that came with age, but a love of baking came in my...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    November 30, 2023 

Ask the Williamsburgers

We couldn’t start our famous Christmas cookie exchange without adding a question about cookies to the newspaper! What is your favorite Christmas cookie? Here is what a few residents had to say: Harlee Sioux: Ricotta cheese cookies Michelle...

 

Mary Grill is Central's Student of the Month

Rotary Student of the Month for NOVEMBER Mary Grill Parents: Stefan and Kristen Grill School Activities: FFA, NHS, Student Council Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, hiking, kayaking, reading, gardening, and...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    November 30, 2023 

Tree Time: Shortage Continues

Stories and poems have been written and snappy songs composed about what for many is the highlight of the Christmas season, the pine tree, lowly in the forest and magnificent decked out in lights and garland. As Christmas draws near it’s time to...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 1, 1898 John Mansfield, one of Roaring Spring citizens, died on Monday night after a long illness of consumption. Mr. Mansfield leaves a widow and a number of children for whom the future does not have the most flattering outlook....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 6, 1973 Because of the energy shortage and President Nixon’s request that outdoor Christmas lights not be used this year, residents of Blair Street in Martinsburg decided not to set up their annual display of “The Twelve Days of...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 30, 1923 In his Thanksgiving day proclamation, President Calvin Coolidge urged people to “gather in their homes, and their usual places of worship, give expression to the gratitude for the benefits and blessings that a gracious...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 3, 1998 The lack of rainfall in the Cove since the late summer is beginning to cause serious concern among many local residents and water officials. Some private wells in Ganister, Clover Creek and McKee have run dry. Communities in...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 2, 1948 J. Leonard Replogle, a native of New Enterprise who became a leading steel executive, died at the age of 72 at the Savoy-Plaza Hotel on Thanksgiving night. At 13 years old he survived the Johnstown Flood, and later went to...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 27, 2013 The Central Scarlet Dragons defeated previously undefeated Richland to win the District 6 Class AA title at Mansion Park in Altoona. The Dragons travel to DuBois on Saturday Nov 30 to compete against District 10 champion, the...

 

Mayflower Model Made At Martinsburg Library

Martinsburg Community Library's monthly STEM night was held last week. On the theme of Thanksgiving, participants built a representation of the Mayflower out of Brackitz. STEM night is held every...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Happy Thanksgiving! When we look around to see all the blessings we have in life, there is always a reason to be thankful. I wanted to see what some residents are thankful for this year. Here is what...

 

From 'the Burg to Your Kitchen

As I get ready to start making the family’s ham, deviled eggs and dessert for our Thanksgiving dinner and thinking about next month’s recipes of cookies – I wanted to include one last Thanksgiving recipe that is near and dear to my heart, even...

 

Martinsburg Celebrates Metzler's 50th Birthday

A surprise 50th birthday party was held for Shane Metzler at the Martinsburg Firehall on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023. Shane is well-known as an outstanding citizen of the community. For many years, Shane has been the manager for the baseball and football...

 

Solar Eclipse Expected To Wow in April

It’s the time of year when fruit markets and drug stores force one to think about the upcoming year, now just weeks away. The 2024 calendars — be they national park themed, ones with pictures of cute animals or with a religious slant — provide...

 

Decked Out in Dragon Garb

Kris Walters cheers on the Dragons during Friday's game with Clearfield in Dubois. Her daughter plays in the band....

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    November 22, 2023

First Official Lighting Held for Over's Woodbury Christmas Tree

A community's annual tree lighting was made even bigger thanks to the ambition of one woman. Woodbury residents were welcomed to bring in the holidays with a night of fun held at the Woodbury Area...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    November 22, 2023

McKee Playground To Hold Community Tree Lighting Event

With the holiday season here, tree lighting events and Christmas parties will be held throughout the Cove region. On Friday, Nov. 4, the McKee Playground will be hosting a community tree lighting ceremony at the McKee Community Center at 6:30 p.m....

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 24, 1898 Our readers should be on the lookout for a swindler who comes to clean their sewing machine. He is doing several sections of the state and is said to be a swindler of the rankest kind. The gramophone entertainment given by...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 29, 1973 Martinsburg Cub Scout Pack 58 held a “Genius Night” competition that challenged the boys, with the help of their parents, to make something out of nothing. The scouts received a kit of odds and ends and were challenged to...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 23, 1923 To E. S. Furry of New Enterprise goes the distinction of being the first Bedford county farmer to be eligible for the Pennsylvania 400 bu. Potato Club. This organization, started last year, has for its membership...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 25, 1998 The Williamsburg Community School Board has awarded $2.1 million in contracts for elementary school renovations and construction of a new library. School officials were pleased that the bids came in 16 percent below the...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 23, 1948 The Roaring Spring High School’s undefeated Yellow Jacket football squad came through a mud battle Friday night with its colors smeared but its record upheld. The game between the Jackets and Cambria County’s Richland...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 21, 2013 The Spring Cove School District extended the contract of superintendent Dr. Robert Vadella through June 30, 2017. The vote by the board to extend was unanimous, but members of the public expressed concerns about Vadella’s...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

When you think of the Thanksgiving meal, you’re often thinking of the main course and the sides – who is thinking about dessert? Typically, one is too full to think of dessert, and in most cases, it’s pumpkin pie. So what happens if you...

 

Herald Heads to Spain on Chamber Trip

Marian Grassmyer and Mary Nelson from Homewood cottages in Martinsburg toured Spain, Portugal, the Rock of Gibraltar and Morroco for two weeks. They traveled with Globus through the Blair County...

 

Rebecca Furnace Property Serves as Resting Place for Some

One’s final resting place — often well-thought-out and viewed with respect and reverence — is overshadowed for a small number of Morrisons Cove residents by what was once a highly prized landmark that played a huge role in the growth of...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 17, 1898 A music and elocution school has been opened in the Kemberling building, South Market St. Competent instruction in music, vocal and Instrumental, and elocution will be given on school days, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. J....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 20, 1973 Five hundred persons attended the dedication ceremony at the new Homewood Retirement Center in Martinsburg. The dining room of the new home for the aged served as the auditorium with overflow in the corridors, visitors...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 16, 1923 Miss Susie Kauffman gave a linen shower on Thursday evening last week for Miss Flora Burket, in honor of her approaching marriage to J. Calvin Eastep of Hollidaysburg. The ladies of the Class of Cheerful Workers and of the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 19, 1998 The Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Company was called out to multiple fires on Sunday. The first fire was called in at 4:20 a.m. for a structure fire at the Fraternal Order of Eagles building on West Second Street. The bar area...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 18, 1948 A group of young men from Martinsburg participated in a bear hunt Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in the mountains near Renovo. Included in the group were LeRoy Keim, Eugene Feather, Robert Metzger, Clair Replogle, John, George...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 14, 2013 Williamsburg native Dr. Eugene Morelli, an engineer for NASA, was honored with the prestigious Mechanics and Control of Flight Award by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Morelli works at NASA Langley...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Is it Thanksgiving yet? Honestly — besides my birthday — it’s one of my favorite days of the year. For me, the best thing about it is being around the table with the people that I love the most. This inspired my question this week. If you could...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

I don’t know if it’s just me or does anyone else seem to get a lot of cooking videos on their social media? It’s probably just me because I am typically searching for “easy dinners” or “football appetizers,” as I like to pre-plan meals...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    November 9, 2023

What Kind of Winter is Coming?

Two woolly worms have taken up residency on my back deck near a pot of orange mums. The story they tell is confusing, as these tried-and-true weather predictors are telling different stories. One of...

 

NB Names Seven 'Character Kids' for October

Northern Bedford County Elementary's Character Kids for October are (front row, from left) Corabel Miller, Ryker Aungst, Danielle Beal; (back row, from left) Emery Holsinger, Rian McElgin, Sadie...

 

Test Smoke Alarms After Turning Clocks Back

Daylight saving time ended on Nov. 5 and the American Red Cross encourages everyone to test their smoke alarms to make sure the alarms are working. “Home fires claim more lives every year than all natural disasters combined, but working smoke...

 

Central Class of '93 Celebrates 30 Years

The Central High School class of 1993 met at Jethro's to celebrate 30 years. Pictured in the front L to R: Michelle Stultz, Tammy (Frye) Carter, Joanna (Dilling) Bartek, Jennifer (Frederick) Metzler,...

 

Last RS Class Holds Mini Reunion

The last class to graduate from Roaring Spring High School recently met at Hoss's for a mini reunion. Twenty-one persons attended. Following Rev. George Mauk's prayer, the members enjoyed a meal and...

 

Twelve Gather for 70th Reunion

The Morrisons Cove High School Class of 1953 held a 70th reunion luncheon at "The Dream" in Hollidaysburg. Letters of invitation to the event were sent to the surviving 27 classmates. Twelve people...

 

The Millers Say 'I Do'

Anna Baughman and Michael Miller Jr. were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Altoona. Pastor Fr. Frank Scornaienchi, TOR, officiated. The bride is the...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 10, 1898 The Roaring Spring Board of Health met in a special session in view of the near approach of scarlet fever. Citizens are urged to thoroughly clean up all rubbish and decayed matter, and to obtain chloride of lime and disinfect...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 15, 1973 The Spring Cove School Board was making plans for a fuel shortage that could leave some schools without heat in the coming winter. Gulf Oil Corp., the district’s oil supplier, told the district it would be subject to...

 

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