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125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 22, 1896 Mrs. A.O. Dilling brought the Herald office the largest pear ever seen by the editor. It weighed 1-½ pounds and measured 12 inches around in one direction and 14 inches around in the other direction. Of the Dutchess variety,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 21, 1971 Retired Martinsburg farmer Fred R. Kauffman, the Cove’s oldest resident, died Oct. 20 at Altoona Hospital at the age of 101. The Northern Bedford School Board named Marilyn Stewart of Everett as its new Grade 2 teacher at...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 21, 1921 County committeemen and Republican men and women were urged to attend a special meeting in the court house to arrange a change in voting rules in time for next election. Present rules of the party allowed each precinct to...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 17, 1996 Upgrades to the former Morrison Cove High School included the addition of a new roof, about 30 new windows and re-pointing of the stone work. G. Mitchell Grace was the general contractor. Brothers Gary and Eddie Stern of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 24, 1946 Twenty-four planes from the U.S.S. Franklin Deleno Roosevelt were scheduled to stage a simulated attack Sunday, Oct. 27, over the Blair County Airport at Martinsburg as part of the Blair County Navy Day observance. The...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 20, 2011 The Central High School tennis team captured its first District 6 title in exciting fashion. Trailing 2-1 after singles play, the top-seeded Lady Dragons earned victories in both doubles competition to score a 3-2 victory...

 

Herald Travels to See Replica of the Ark

Kimberly Gordon of Roaring Spring, Denise Grub (shown) of Martinsburg and the Herald went on vacation to Kentucky to see the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter from Sept. 23-26, 2021. Behind Denise...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    October 21, 2021 

-From the Burg to Your Kitchen-

Fall weather is upon us – that means one thing in my house – time for some Baltimore Ravens football. Most of the time, Sundays mean pizza and wings at our house – but sometimes I’m inspired by the cold weather outside and want some down...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    October 21, 2021 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Speaking of Trick-or-Treat coming up and having such a big sweet tooth, my inspiration for this question came easy this week. What is your favorite candy? Here is what a few had to say: Zena Saylor: Almond Joy Tisha Ray: Peppermint Patties Shirley...

 

Williamsburg Celebrates Homecoming

WHS celebrated homecoming with a parade and the crowning of new royalty....

 

Warm, Wet Autumn Could Mute, Delay Foliage Display In Pennsylvania

Because of the warm, wet summer, trees in Pennsylvania are mostly in great shape. But for the state's forests to exhibit their most vibrant colors, conditions need to be cooler and drier in the next...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    October 21, 2021 

The Family of James H. Lyons, Generation Two: Part 2

According to the terms of his father’s will, James was able to stay on the family farm and it came into his ownership after conditions were met. The Jas. Lyons property is noted in South Woodbury Township on both the 1861 and 1877 atlas maps of Bed...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    October 21, 2021 

Local Farmer Wins Award for 50 Consecutive Years of Horse Breeding

Jana Quarter Horse Farm was honored with the American Quarter Horse Association's Legacy Award, which commemorates 50 years of consecutive breeding. The farm officially started breeding in 1963. With...

 

Department of Health Emphasizes Importance of Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues, the Department of Health emphasized the importance of continuing breast and cervical cancer screenings. The state has seen many women and individuals postpone these essential screenings due to COVID-19....

 

Successful Comeback Day for Making Strides of Central PA

With its first live event since 2019, the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central Pennsylvania attracted some 300 participants who walked, danced, celebrated life...

 

Road To Recovery Continues After Cancer Treatment Ends

The American Cancer Society reports that the five-year survival rate for all cancers combined that were diagnosed between 2009 and 2015 was 67 percent. That's a noteworthy and encouraging statistic,...

 

The Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

No two women are the same. But when it comes to breast cancer, women from all walks of life share various risk factors for a disease that the World Health Organization indicates is the most frequent cancer among women. Risk factors are anything that...

 

Birth Announcements

Rosemary Z. (Ebersole) & John Merle Reiff of New Enterprise welcomed their first child, Kariana Nicole Reiff at 3:47 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2021, at their home. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 and a half inches in length at birth....

 

Claysburg Area Farm Show Announces Contest Winners for Baking Categories

Did you see all of the delicious baked goods at the Claysburg Area Farm Show? The hometown bakers created extraordinary cakes, pies and cookies for competition in the Special Baking Contests. The winners of the contests are able to submit their...

 

Williamsburg Class of '59 62nd Reunion

The Williamsburg High School Class of 1959 celebrated its 62nd reunion on Sept. 3 at Marzoni's Restaurant in Duncansville....

 

Central Class of 1980's '40ish' Reunion

The Central High School Class of 1980 Reunion was held at the U.S. Hotel in Hollidaysburg on Aug. 21, 2021. The group had to cancel last year due to pandemic, so they referred to it as their "40ish...

 

Morrison Cove High School Class of '56: 65th and Final Reunion

Morrison Cove High School Class of 1956 held their 65th reunion on July 10, 2021, at Hoss's in Duncansville. Ten members were present, most from Pennsylvania and one from Florida. The group was...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s fair time again! Last weekend has always been a special weekend at our house and it happens to be my mom, Suzanne’s, favorite day of the year – Hartslog Day. The Hartslog Festival is in Alexandria, Pennsylvania, and my mother loves going...

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

When my sister and I moved in together three years ago, we brought together two cats, and in the meantime, have adopted another one together. Since then, I have been begging and begging for a dog as...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    October 14, 2021

Williamsburg's Hometown Heroes Project Inspires Massachusetts Teen

When brainstorming ideas for a civics class project, most eighth graders in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, wanted to clean up parks. Laura Bronson had a different idea. Her mother, Lynne, closely follows the Williamsburg Then, Williamsburg Now Facebook...

 

Weigh-Off Sees Almost 2,000-Pound Pumpkins, Longest Gourd in US

The Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Association held their 26th annual "Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off" on Oct. 2 at Leighty's Farm Market in Newry. The event brought together growers from throughout...

 

Agriculture Secretary: Make Memories on the Farm this Fall

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding is encouraging Pennsylvanians and tourists to support Pennsylvania farmers through trips to the farm this fall. “Pennsylvania farmers are entrepreneurs finding innovative ways to strengthen on-farm...

 

The Herald Goes to Kalamazoo

The Stuckey/Lloyd family traveled to the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Sept. 18, and they brought the Herald with them.The family snapped a picture outside the museum with the...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    October 14, 2021

The Family of James H. Lyons, Generation Two: Part 1

As in the story of Benjamin Lyons, it is important to put into writing the interesting facets of his son, James H. – how he met his wife, his work in the community, and large family of 16 children. If their story is not told, this family...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 15, 1896 Robert C. McNamara of Bedford, free-silver candidate for Congress, gave a 90-minute speech in Roaring Spring Town Hall, first warning his audience that he would not tolerate any groans or hissing such as he had heard during...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 14, 1971 Squirrels attacked and bit Ray Smith and Paul Emeigh of Roaring Spring near the Roaring Spring Blank Book Co. The squirrels were shot and were tested for rabies, and game commission officers placed traps to catch the...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 14, 1921 The annual report of Mrs. E.G. Bobb, president of the Ladies’ Association of Nason Hospital, showed a year of much activity. Painting, inside and out, and repairs to the building, new furniture at the nurses’ home for 20...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 10, 1996 The Williamsburg Blue Pirates’ football team snapped a 27-game losing streak with a 20-8 victory over Turkeyfoot Valley. The last time WHS won was Oct. 15, 1993, when it toppled Tussey Mountain 22-6. Karen Greenwood and...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 17, 1946 Gene Samuels, Donald Kauffman and David Slagenweit, young men of Martinsburg area, served as sea-going cowboys on ships carrying horses and cattle to Poland through Church World Service. John Hoover greatly surprised his...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 13, 2011 St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Williamsburg celebrated its 150th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 9, 150 years to the day the church was originally blessed and dedicated in 1861. On hand to help St. Joseph Parish celebrate its...

 

St. Patrick Students Show Appreciation For First Responders

Siblings Karigan, Leah and Trygg Musselman of Claysburg enjoyed a visit from North Woodbury Township Police Chief Dave Rosamilia during First Responders Day at St. Patrick Catholic School in Newry,...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 1, 1896 Musa Madara, daughter of David Madara of Bakers Summit, was arrested by Police Chief James McGraw at the home of a relative in Altoona and was held for the abandonment of her infant child on the front porch of O.J. Fay’s...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 7, 1971 The Martinsburg Shoe Co. Gave $1,056 to the Martinsburg Community Fund, helping boost the total to $2,700, over a quarter of the $10,000 goal. The Williamsburg Jaycees organized a trust fund for Donna Hughes, a local teenager...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 7, 1921 The Dick Historical Society began its work in August 1919 at securing funds to purchase and repair the old Dick School House near Roaring Spring. After two years, the goal was reached on Oct. 1 and a dedication was celebrated...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 5, 1996 J. Allen Boyd of New Enterprise was installed as the new president of the Cove Lions Club, succeeding James Hale. Andrea McCreary and Damien Baker were named Homecoming royalty previous to Northern Bedford’s football game...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct 10, 1946 Changes in parking regulations in Martinsburg’s business section were approved by the borough council after hearing a special committee report on possible ways of reducing traffic congestion in the center of town. The plan...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 6, 2011 A faith-based nondenominational school recently opened in Roaring Spring. The Growing in Faith Together Learning Center is operating in the basement of the First Church of the brethren and offers programs for infants,...

 

Finding the Right Support Groups, Resources as a Breast Cancer Patient

A strong support network can help breast cancer patients navigate their treatments and all of the uncertainty that can arise after a cancer diagnosis. Many women undergoing treatment for breast cancer lean on friends and family for everything from...

 

Are There Different Types Of Breast Cancer?

Millions of women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, more than 2.3 million women across the globe were diagnosed with breast cancer in...

 

The Role Of Staging When Diagnosing Breast Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and people who receive such news may be flooded with a wide range of emotions. When delivering such a diagnosis, doctors share vital information about their patients’ disease. Those details can go a long way...

 

Conemaugh Health System Encourages Women to Schedule Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Throughout the month of...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    October 7, 2021

The Benjamin Lyons Family of Salemville, Pa.: Part 3

Benjamin Lyons had the foresight to write a will before his death to make sure his family was well cared for. It began with the usual instructions that his debts and funeral expenses be paid. His wife was to live on the farm, receive a share of the...

 

Pennsylvania Experts Offer Foliage Tips for Residents and Travelers

To highlight some of the world’s most beautiful, diverse fall foliage, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is making its experts available to serve as regional advisers, offering tips and resources to help...

 

Replogle/Woodbury/NBC Reunion Brings About 90 Alum Together

About 90 alumni of Replogle, Woodbury, and NBC high schools gathered for a reunion on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Southern Cove Fire Company building in New Enterprise. Replogle High School began in...

 

The Benjamin Lyons Family of Salemville, Pa.: Part 2

Benjamin married Mary “Polly” Heck, a white girl, but their marriage date is uncertain. According to a paper written by historian Frank Bayer of New Enterprise, they were the parents of five children: Mary, James H., Catherine, Richard and...

 

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