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Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

In 1942 Margaret Wise Brown wrote "The Runaway Bunny." That I can share her story with my granddaughter Bella, age 2, so many years later, is a wonder to me. We've shared many books already for their...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    Life    November 25, 2020 

Theater to Bring Christmas to Loysburg

The Cove Community Theater group, Loysburg, is practicing for its upcoming production of "Christmas Town" in December. Performances are planned for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6, 6:30...

 

Area Students Earn Scholarships

The Bedford County Regional Education Foundation announces that the following students were awarded to scholarships to attend the Allegany College of Maryland Bedford County Campus, Everett: Samantha Blackstone, Hopewell, Coldwell Banker SKS Realty...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    November 25, 2020 

Christian Brumbaugh's Recovery From Bike Accident 'Remarkable'

For many dirt bike racers, winning a championship is the main goal. For Christian Brumbaugh, of Williamsburg, he was busy chasing No. 5 of his goal of seven No.-1 titles when he was involved in a...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    November 25, 2020 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! Hopefully, you’re spending the day with the people you love the most. This week’s recipes feature what you can do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers. Turkey Croquettes Ingredients: 2 cups diced...

 

How Small Businesses Can Capitalize on Black Friday in 2020

Millions of small businesses have had a difficult year in 2020. As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spread across the globe, governments all over the world took unprecedented measures to prevent the vir...

 
 By ERIC SHILEDS    Life    November 25, 2020 

Claysburg Area Community Theatre Still Going Strong

Tom Ringler, artistic director for the Claysburg Area Community Theatre, said that he wants to let people know that "We are still around." Ringler said that normally the group would be doing a fall sh...

 

Finding the Right-Sized Turkey

Linda Lemin visited C&S Family Markets in Martinsburg on Monday morning, Nov. 23, in search of the right-sized turkey in preparation for Thanksgiving. Although Thanksgiving is a time where people...

 

Blind Man Sells Songs

Herald of Nov. 14, 1895 George Clapper, a blind man from Williamsburg, was accompanied by his nephew on a trip to Henrietta, where he was singing and selling songs. Almost everybody bought a song to help the poor man. Prof. Eli Glass was teaching a...

 

Dozens Leave Due to Flooding

Herald of Nov. 19, 1970 Flooding described as the worst since 1936 hit the Cove area last Thursday night, forcing dozens of families from their homes in the Claysburg-East Freedom area. Approximately 130 paper mill employees went back to work...

 

Hunting Accident Kills One

Herald of Nov. 26, 1920 The Barrens a mile north of Mines was the scene of a hunting accident on Saturday when Samuel F. Harker was accidentally shot by John Miller of Hollidaysburg. Miller fired at a pheasant and the charge entered the body of...

 

NBC is District 5 Champ!

Herald of Nov. 16, 1995 The Northern Bedford High School football team captured the District 5-A championship with a 13-0 win over Windber in the midst of the snow and cold Monday, Nov. 13, at Chestnut Ridge High School. Travis Brown ran for 105...

 

21 Pound Turkey Shot

Herald of Nov. 22, 1945 The Donald Horton, Henrietta young man, arrived at his home Saturday after long service overseas. D. Elvin Burget, well known hunter of Curryville, while hunting on Lock Mountain, northwest of Martinsburg, shot a 21-pound...

 

Dragons Win Over L. Valley

Herald of Nov. 18, 2010 Mr. Samuel Ebersole, 64, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Homewood after a prolonged illness. The fifth-seeded Central Dragons took their first step to the playoffs Saturday night, Nov. 13, with a solid 26-14 road victory...

 

Delivering Hay Through the Cove

Sam Stahl of Williamsburg makes his way through thew Martinsburg square on Monday afternoon, Nov. 16, with another truckload of round bales of hay he was delivering to a customer in New...

 

Leaf Collection Begins at Memorial Park

The annual tradition of leaf collection from the magnificent oak trees that adorn Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg started in earnest Tuesday, Nov. 10. In preparation for the 2020 season,...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear October, My letter for you is quite tardy and you are 15 days already gone. When I used my diary to jog my memory, I found you a month of seemingly contradictory qualities and phases. In your...

 

Students Receive Scholarships to Attend Allegany College of Maryland

The Bedford County Regional Education Foundation announces that the following students were awarded scholarships to attend the Allegany College of Maryland Bedford County Campus, Everett: Kasandra Faulkner, Everett, Bedford County Human Services...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Daniel Z. and Margaret S. Martin of Martinsburg are the parents of a daughter, Angela Martin, born at 7:08 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. The infant...

 

How Families Can Approach Hosting Thanksgiving During the Pandemic

Much like the holidays that preceded it in 2020, Thanksgiving figures to be different this year. An ongoing pandemic has changed the way much of the world lives their lives, including how holidays are celebrated. As the novel coronavirus COVID-19...

 

Alpha Beta Blanket Project

Linda Clapper, projects chair, delivers fleece blankets made by Alpha Beta and Girl Scout Troop 43009 to Stan Howes of Bedford County Children and Youth....

 

Identify Winter Birds in Backyards

Birds flittering around the neighborhood are a common sight during spring and summer, and these welcome guests can be enjoyable to observe as they nest, feed and interact. When the weather cools in...

 

Giving Thanks for Dairy

Happy fall, y'all! I'm Brooke Gochnour, the Bedford County Dairy Princess. I've been keeping busy working on my family's dairy farm as well as promoting the beloved dairy industry. This month, I...

 

Did You Know?

Basements may not be go-to hangouts during spring, summer and fall, when many homeowners spend more time on their patios and decks enjoying the great outdoors. But as winter approaches and the great outdoors becomes less welcoming, basements once...

 

Alpha Beta Supports Backpack Programs

Linda Clapper, projects chair, announced that one of Alpha Beta Chapter's projects will be donating to local backpack programs. Members have collected food items for delivery to area schools and have...

 

Relay for Life Holds Fundraiser

Relay for Life of the Cove held a craft show fundraising event Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Grace Fellowship Church – Leamserville Campus. There were 26 vendors in attendance. This event had jewelry...

 

Bassler Dedication Preacher

Herald of Nov. 7, 1895 The Rev. J.S. Bassler of Martinsburg preached at the dedication of a church in Spring Meadow, Bedford County, that had been formerly a Friends or Quaker meeting house but had been purchased and repaired by C. Claycomb and...

 

Games Draws Record Crowd

Herald of Nov. 12, 1970 The game of the season, the contest between CHS and NB, drew a record crowd of 5,200 paying spectators at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. The Dragons crushed the undefeated Panthers 34-0. The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire...

 

Sign Stolen from Square

Herald of Nov. 12, 1920 Daniel Shock of Mines, employed in the clay banks there, sustained a fracture of a wrist and was cut about the head when a car of coal which he was riding ran away and crashed. Miss Elizabeth King, teacher of the primary...

 

Eichelberger, Ickes Elected

Herald of Nov. 9, 1995 John H. Eichelberger Jr. of Duncansville was elected Blair County commissioner. He would replace retiring commissioner William C. Stouffer. Norma C. Ickes was named Bedford County commissioner. She would replace Elaine...

 

Cpl. Klotx Returns

Herald of Nov. 15, 1945 Harry F. Baker, well known Martinsburg business man who has been a member of the Hollidaysburg War Price and Rationing board ever since it was instituted, has resigned. His service covered a period of three years and ten...

 

Panthers Beat West Branch

Herald of Nov. 10, 2010 The NB Panthers won their Oct. 29 game, beating West Branch, and becoming the first team in 35 years to be invincible during the regular season. Huston Township supervisors tentatively approved a two – mill increase in...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The great effort of whopping the Cove with its first snow storm, complete with fierce winds, tuckered out young November. This second-to-last month of the year grew sleepy with half-closed eyes and...

 

Beautiful Fall Foliage

Trees in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, display their true fall colors. Although the calendar says it is fall, temperatures have been near record-highs. According to www.weather.com, temperatures in...

 

Did You Know?

Should a person hear that a couple “tied the knot,” it’s immediately known that they got married. But just when and where does the term “tying the knot” come from? The phrase “tying the knot” is steeped in tradition, though the origins...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s Thanksgiving month! I’ve been getting my preschool class ready for my favorite holiday of the year. We’ve been making pilgrims and Indians, and getting ready for our Thanksgiving feast in a few weeks. This got me thinking – what’s one...

 

Kaitlin Meck Marries Matthew Heintzelman

Kaitlin Meck and Matthew Heintzelman were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena in Allentown. The Rev. Msgr. Joseph P.T. Smith officiated. The...

 

Ebersoles Married at Diamond Lane Farm

Natalie Ebersole and Roy Ebersole were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at Diamond Lane Farm, Roaring Spring. Dr. David Crumrine, pastor at First Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring,...

 

Feathers Celebrate 55th Wedding Anniversary

P. Jerry and Donita Feathers of Newry celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, with a surprise 55-year anniversary party at Diamond Lane Farm, Roaring Spring. The couple cel...

 

Winelands Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary on Day of Daughter's Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Wineland of Roaring Spring celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, by attending the wedding of their daughter Natalie Ebersole at Diamond Lane Farm,...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    November 12, 2020

Spring Cove District Hosts Special Trunk-or-Treat Event

Spring Cove Elementary and Martinsburg Elementary schools held a safe fun event for their students Oct. 27 at the SCES in Roaring Spring. Principles and reading specialists from both schools wanted...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    November 12, 2020

Drive-Through Trunk-or-Treat

The Woodbury Community Center was the place to be on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. A wonderful uplifting trick or treat event was done by members of Faith United Methodist Church with social distancing in...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    November 12, 2020

Lost Dog Tags Find Their Way Home to McKee After 52 Years

In August 1968, Lawrence "Wade" Rodland was on a "rat" patrol with the 198th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam when a booby trap exploded, breaking both legs, his left arm, and severing the index...

 

Money Raised for Breast Cancer Awareness

The Bedford County Technical Center's Health Assisting program raised $502.77 for Breast Cancer Awareness during October, which was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The students in Mrs. Styer's class...

 

Night Shift at Stone Crusher

Herald of Oct. 31, 1895 The Juniata Limestone Co. at Cove Forge was operating its immense crusher both day and night to meet the demand for its product. Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Baker moved into their new residence in Woodbury. The residence of Henry...

 

Strike Continues

Herald of Nov. 5, 1970 The game of the year in nearly everybody’s book will be played this Saturday in Roaring Spring. NB will try to complete its first undefeated season in the 13-year history of the school against a powerful Central team....

 

Harding Elected

Herald of Nov. 5, 1920 Senator Warren G. Harding of Ohio has been elected to the presidency of the United States, carrying with him to victory his running mate, Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts, and practically the entire Republican senatori...

 

Power Outage Affects 1,300

Herald of Nov. 2, 1995 Approximately 1,300 customers in the Southern Cove area lost electrical service for about 2-1/2 hours last week. The outage happened about 5:45 p.m. Friday and power was restored around 8 p.m. Approximately 1,100 New...

 

Revival Meetings Continue

Herald of Nov. 8, 1945 The schools of this part of the Cove will be in session during the forenoon only on Monday. The schedule which had been adopted for the term did not provide for a full holiday on Armistice day. State highway employees were...

 

Borough Building for Sale

Herald of Nov. 4, 2010 All four Cove area schools have met or surpassed state requirements for the PSSA test. At the Monday, Nov. 1, Martinsburg Borough Council meeting, members voted to place the current borough building on East Allegheny Street up...

 

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