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 Life    May 13, 2021 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 14, 1896 Residents were cautioned to be on the lookout for a couple who had been swindling residents of area towns. A women book agent was reported to be going from house to house leaving books for examination. The next day a man would...

 
 Life    May 13, 2021 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 13, 1921 Martinsburg can boast of having one of the “niftiest and most up-to-date ice cream parlors” in this section of the state. Proprietor C.W. DeFord made his corner business into two upstairs apartments and converted the first...

 
 Life    May 13, 2021 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 9, 1946 Thomas C. Sell, 15, a member of Boy Scout Troop 57 of Roaring Spring, was to be presented with the Eagle Scout award May 19 at Trinity United Methodist Church. He was the son of Mr. And Mrs. C.C. Sell. Mr. And Mrs. Blair R....

 
 Life    May 13, 2021 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 13, 1971 Dale W. Detwiler, president of the board of trustees at Nason Hospital, was the featured speaker at a dedication ceremony for the hospital’s new wing. Several hundred persons toured the new facilities at an open house....

 
 Life    May 13, 2021 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 9, 1996 Friendship Fire Company of Roaring Spring will sponsor a parade, hold a chicken barbecue and offer amusement rides as part of the annual Spring Dam Festival. Freedom Township soon will be putting its own ambulance into service....

 
 Life    May 13, 2021 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 13, 2011 The Leon E. Kensinger Memorial Award was presented to the family of Elvin R. Burket. Honored for outstanding service in the field of education, Mr. Burket taught school from 1918 until 1970. Students from Mrs. Patricia...

 
 Life    May 13, 2021 

Slow 'er down a little there, Buddy

Martinsburg police officer Logan Tornatore checks the speed of motorists traveling along Allegheny Street from his location at Walnut Street Monday, May 10....

 
 Life    May 13, 2021 

Birth Announcement

Elsie & Thomas Gibney of Hollidaysburg RD, welcomed their 4th child, Owen Thomas Gibney at 4:55 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. The infant weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 and a half inches in...

 
 Life    May 13, 2021 

A Great Birthday!

Danika Laratando (back) celebrated her upcoming 13th birthday with four very special people. "My granddaughter is blessed to have all four of her great grandmothers at the age of 13," said...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    Life    May 13, 2021 

Off Pitt Street Theatre Provides Plenty of Summer Entertainment

Off Pitt Street Theatre (OPS) in Bedford will provide many entertainment options for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. Starting Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15, OPS will be performing a...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 13, 2021 

Spring Extravaganza Called a Success

Williamsburg's Spring Extravaganza, held on Saturday, had more than 90 vendors. There were many activities offered, from food trucks and axe throwing. Unfortunately, the rain and cold had other...

 
 Life    May 13, 2021 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The English language is incredible. Some of the ways to properly spell the words we use are unbelievable and there are so many exceptions to the rule. Without a good memory or much practice, proper sp...

 
 Life    May 13, 2021 

Monday Afternoon Nap

Lawrence Zimmerman of Martinsburg catches a quick afternoon nap while waiting for his wife Emma to have some dental work done while parked along State Street Monday, May 10....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    May 6, 2021

Blair County Balloon Artist Brings Global Happiness Campaign to Area

When department of health and state officials across the country mapped out plans for mitigating the spread of COVID-19, one of the most polarizing mandates was the requirement to wear a mask while...

 
 Life    May 6, 2021

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 7, 1896 Several farmers lost caluable horsed during the severe April heat wave. Six persons were graduated at the second commencement exercises of Martinsburg High School held on May 4 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. The account of...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    Life    May 6, 2021

Blair County Loses 'A True Patriot'

John F. Gority has been described as a true patriot. According to fellow veteran Stanley Snyder, John really loved America. He was proud of his country and he was proud of his family. Gority, a...

 
 Life    May 6, 2021

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 6, 1971 Three Williamsburg students – Evelyn Barker, Susan Green and Irene Skvir – were selected to play with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. Rueben Holsinger of Martinsburg was electrocuted while working on wiring at the Roaring...

 
 Life    May 6, 2021

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 6, 1921 Commencement week at Martinsburg High was front page news. Baccalaureate services were held in the Church of God with Pastor W.H. Snyder addressing the graduates. Class Day exercises were held in Brumbaugh Hall with teachers...

 
 Life    May 6, 2021

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 2, 1996 A faulty pump and a major leak combined to place Roaring Spring in a water crisis over the weekend. The Roaring Spring Mill of Appleton Papers Inc. has been named a recipient of the esteemed Cornerstone Award by the...

 
 Life    May 6, 2021

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 9, 1946 Martinsburg Borough Council received a petition asking it to engage in legal action leading to the annexation of over 30 properties on the northeast and southeast sides of the borough. The Martinsburg Sportsmen’s Association...

 
 Life    May 6, 2021

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 5, 2011 Martinsburg Borough Council approved paving about 1,470 feet of borough streets and alleys this summer. The job is expected to cost about $40,000 although Borough Manager Randy Stoltz warned councilmembers that fluctuating...

 
 Life    May 6, 2021

Ducks in the Drain

Members of the Martinsburg Fire Department came to the rescue the morning of Sunday, May 2, to save ducklings from a storm drain at East Christina and North Mulberry streets. "Large or small, they...

 
 Life    May 6, 2021

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"And we begin." The statement from my friend sounded more like a question in a winsome tone of voice as she turned to look at me before she left with kale from my garden for her roadside stand. I...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 6, 2021

Walason Crowned Guernsey Queen

Macy Walason of Green Slopes Farm, Imler was chosen as the 2021-2022 PA State Guernsey Queen at the 89th Annual Awards Banquet of the Pennsylvania Guernsey Breeders Association held on April 23,...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    May 6, 2021

Claysburg Woman's 90th Birthday Parade Included Local Police, Fire Departments

Charlotta McCreary of Claysburg celebrated her 90th birthday on April 29. Joined by East Freedom police and fire departments, McCreary’s family organized a birthday parade that spanned from the Milky Way in East Freedom to the fire hall. A...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 6, 2021

Ask the Williamsburgers

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! My sister Julie and I are so blessed with such an extraordinary mother, Suzanne, whose unconditional love and friendship truly makes her such an incredible woman. I often think back to the best story I...

 
 Life    May 6, 2021

Springtime Smile!

Miriam Roberts, 1 year old, of Williamsburg enjoying the beautiful weather outside this past weekend. Miriam is the daughter of Pastor Matt and Cassie Roberts, Williamsburg....

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 6, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Every year, it’s the same question over and over to my mom for Mother’s Day – what do you want? Usually I get the same answer – “a good meal.” For Mother’s Day this year, I am whipping up some ribeye steaks on the grill accented with...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 30, 1896 The county commissioners voted to build a large reviewing stand in front of the court house for the semi-centennial parade in June. Gov. Hastings was expected to attend, and the county commissioners of Bedford, Huntingdon...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 29, 1921 Rally Day at Roaring Spring churches on April 17 showed a total of 1,800 in attendance at the different Sunday Schools of the town. The Methodist ranked the highest, having 476, while the Church of the Brethren came next,...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 2, 1946 Martinsburg schools and churches were collecting canned food for shipment to famine-stricken Europe. The food was to be shipped through the United Church Relief and United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency. Nearly $1,400...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 29, 1971 The Spring Cove School Board and its teachers reached an agreement on a two-year contract but were still at odds on a no-strike clause. The agreement called for a $100 increase in salaries in addition to the $300 increase...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 25, 1996 The Spring Cove School Board Monday night gave tentative approval to a $15 million budget for next term, hiking taxes four mills this year with a promise of additional millage increases next year. High winds buffeted the...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 21, 2011 Dottie Holtzman of Williamsburg was named Nason Hospital Volunteer of the year during an awards program held April 12 at Martinsburg Church of God. Garrett Hoover, president and chief executive officer of Nason Hospital and...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    April 29, 2021

Annual Plow Days Held in Southern Cove

Plow Days was held at the Southern Cove Power Reunion Grounds on Saturday, April 17. This was an opportunity for attendees to participate in the plowing of about 25 acres of ground. Many years ago,...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Like a see-saw ride, April gave us heart-sinking thumps and breath-taking heights last week. In the first exhilarating days we planted potatoes as the purple martins cheered us on. Mrs. Killdeer kept...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    April 29, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

As many of you know or have read in my articles, my family means a great deal to me. Nothing is better than spending time with my mom, my dad and my sister – just enjoying each other’s company. Monday, April 26, was my parents’ (Rick and...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    April 29, 2021

One Year Later, Williamsburg Still 'Blessed' By Food Distribution

Over the past year, it has become standard for members of the Williamsburg community to see Harry Mullins distributing food from the back of a truck. What they may not know is how it began. Robert Kifer, a manager at Weis Market in Altoona, has been...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 23, 1896 Dr. Nason of Titusville was reported to be located at the Park Hotel and to be “fitting it up in excellent style as a sanitarium, where the invalid can find a pleasant home with the delightful surroundings and benefit...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 22, 1971 The United States Postal Service agreed to change its plans for a new postal facility in Martinsburg. The new facility was to be located at the square instead of the corner of Wall and Allegheny streets. The Williamsburg...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 22, 1921 The remains of Robert F. Sollenberger, one of the first World War I servicemen called from the Williamsburg area, arrived for burial in home territory. While on patrol duty less than three months after his arrival in France,...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 18, 1996 Roaring Spring native Mark Raugh, who held several pass-receiving records at West Virginia University, was inducted into the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame. Alice Hoover, a longtime volunteer at Memorial Park, was awarded...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 25, 1946 A $20,000 renovation program was launched at Nason Hospital, founded 50 years earlier as a sanitarium by Dr. Albert Nason. A sprinkler fire protection system was to be installed and the boiler and heating plant were to be...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 21, 2011 With one dissenting vote, the directors of the Williamsburg Community School District voted to furlough eight teachers and two staff members. About 45 teachers and staff members attended the meeting and seven teachers...

 

Circle Trap Works To Destroy Spotted Lanternflies

With spotted lanternfly egg-hatch season looming, homeowners in many Pennsylvania communities are bracing themselves for the arrival of the troublemaker and its never-ending appetite for the sap of...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    April 22, 2021

From the 'Burg To Your Kitchen

In last week’s edition, I gave my special recipe for Strawberry Poke Cake. Well, it got me thinking about cake – and the ease of dump cakes! These are my go-to when I need something tasty but fast, so I decided to share two recipes with you this...

 

Spring Time means Soccer Time

Herald Composing Manager Dessie Carpenter captured the AYSO U6 division soccer players on the pitch at Northern Bedford Elementary School on Monday, April 19. The weather was excellent for a soccer...

 

Perfect Day for a Walk

Vickie Russell of Saxton, and her "grand puppy" Ali, a 4-year-old border collie, enjoy an afternoon walk at Memorial Park in Martinsburg on Monday, April 19. Vickie said she dog-sits for Ali while...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 16, 1896 The Pennsylvania Railroad was expected to turn out locomotive No. 2000 from its Altoona shops in time for the June 11 celebration of Blair County’s 50th anniversary. The county commissioners fixed the county tax millage...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 15, 1971 An unusually dry spring caused a rash of grass and brush fires all over the Cove. Martinsburg and Roaring Spring firemen responded to four calls in one day, spurring a ban of open fires until there was heavy rain. Iva...

 

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