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100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 17, 1922 On Wednesday evening a number of friends of Mrs. C. C. Campbell gathered at her home in honor of her birthday. The affair was a complete surprise, and was much enjoyed by all present. Mrs. Campbell received a number of...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 20, 1997 Veterinarian James R. Harden opened Companion Animal Hospital in Roaring Spring on November 3. His practice would focus on small animals and offer electrosurgery and conventional surgery, as well as routine visits. The Spring...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 13, 1947 Corn drying at David Showalter’s dehydrating plant near Curryville is now continuing on a 24-hour schedule as thousands of bushels of the golden harvest are shipped from Morrisons Cove. Armistice Day showers forced a...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 15, 2012 In a news release, Altoona Regional Health System and Nason Hospital said they were still in discussions aimed at developing an integrated, Blair county-wide health system. Altoona Regional also confirmed that it was in talks...

 

Martinsburg Noted in Research on Civil War

Jonathan R. Stayer, historian in York, uncovered an intriguing note while on a recent foray to the National Archives in Washington, D.C., about Martinsburg in the Registers of Letters Received by the Provost Marshal General. Apparently, in late 1864...

 

Herald of November 18, 1918: Soldiers' Letters to Home

From the Herald of November 18, 1918 At 2:45 Monday morning, November 11, 1918, the State Department officially announced the armistice ending the great world war had been signed. At 6 o'clock...

 

Curfman's Tour of Roaring Spring Ends

This week wraps up the last leg of the walk around Roaring Spring that lifelong resident Larry Curfman is sharing with readers in his own words. The memories start at “back to Cherry Street.” --------------------------------------- During the war...

 

NBC, Replogle, Smith Hold Annual Reunion

Eighty-two members of Northern Bedford, Replogle, Smith, and Woodbury alumni held a reunion on Oct. 8, in the former Replogle Elementary school in New Enterprise. Northern Bedford County School...

 

C-K's Community Service Project Holds Bingo Event 

Claysburg-Kimmel's Future Business Leaders of America Chapter (CK FBLA) has created a community service project for 2022-2023 school year. After hearing that senior citizens in the Claysburg...

 

Birth Announcement

Daniel Z. Martin and Margaret S. Martin of Martinsburg are the parents of a son, Burnell Martin Martin, born at 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2022, at UPMC Altoona. The infant weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Burnell was welcomed by 10 siblings: Adam (16), Jared...

 

Cove High Class Holds Reunion at Bistro

The Class of 1957 of Cove High gathered at the Bistro in Martinsburg for a reunion. Thirteen attended out of 39 living. Originally 75 graduated. Some meet regularly at the Spring House in Roaring...

 

Scouts Help Collect For Food Bank

Boy Scout Troop 358 helped collect food donations for the Martinsburg Food Bank on Saturday, Nov 5. Linda Smith said the Martinsburg Food Pantry thanks the Scouts, their leaders and the community for...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 11, 1897 We are sorry to say that some of our men have been going to the mountain on Sunday for the practice of playing cards. Don’t you know you are causing the hearts of your wives and mothers to be very sad. And furthermore, you...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 9, 1972 Morrisons Cove joined the nation in giving President Richard M. Nixon a landslide victory in his bid for reelection. The Republican president carried the Republican stronghold of Morrisons Cove by a margin of three to one....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 10, 1922 As of this writing indications are that Tuesday’s election was a Democratic election, as fairly complete returns show a nationwide gain for the Democrats. Republican control of the house is in doubt and the majority in the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 13, 1997 Heavy rains fell on the Cove with 6.35 inches reported at the Blair County Airport. The borough of Williamsburg was the hardest hit area in the region when the Juniata River overflowed its banks and damaged properties along...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 6, 1947 From a tiny fairy queen to a towering ghost, the second annual Mummers Parade sponsored by the Martinsburg Booster Association won applause, cheers and laughs along the entire parade route. More than 200 marchers filed in...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 8, 2012 The number of voters in the 2012 presidential election met or exceeded the turnout for the 2008 election in many Cove-area precincts. Cove voters favored Mitt Romney over Barack Obama Morrisons Cove Memorial Park’s Property...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    November 3, 2022

SC Trunk-or-Treat Celebrates Joy of Reading

Candy and education intertwined during a Spring Cove District Halloween event. Martinsburg Elementary School hosted its third annual Trunk-or-Treat event Tuesday, Oct. 25. Hundreds of children...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    November 3, 2022

How to Store Your Produce Through the Winter

This past growing season was one with a little too much rain and little too much dry, but by and large, a look around any farmer's stand is proof positive that most crops provided a bountiful harvest....

 

Alpha Beta Chapter Shares Donations, Talents

Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, met at Hoss' Restaurant in Bedford on Oct. 13 with special guest Veronica Sell, president of Beta Epsilon Chapter. President Becky...

 

The Bulldogs' Batman

Claysburg-Kimmel School District Superintendent Mark Loucks dressed up as Batman for Halloween for C-K students....

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

With Trick or Treat tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., one has to think to themselves, what's the best part of trick or treating? For some it could be the costumes, but for me, it was always going home and sor...

 

Herald Travels to Disney with Editor

Editor Anna Baughman took the Herald all around the world last week via Epcot at Disney World in Florida. This photo was taken in the France section of the park. Baughman was joined by many family...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    October 27, 2022

Curfman Resumes Journey Around Roaring Spring

Larry Curfman, a Roaring Spring resident with lifelong love for his hometown this week continues his walk down memory lane, a recollection we are using in his own words. Curfman, 84, with a sharp memory for detail and emotion has heard from a host...

 

Three Generations of Clappers Attend Tractor, Steam Show

The 41st Annual Antique Tractor & Steam Show in McConnellsburg was attended by three generations of the Jesse Clapper family, as shown in this picture. Shown from left, James Clapper sits on a...

 

All Hail Heltzel

After being crowned homecoming queen, Darcy Heltzel performs with the Central High School band during halftime of the school's game Friday against Westmont Hilltop. Gavin Weymer was named homecoming...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 4, 1897 The majority of our correspondents must be asleep, dead, or off on a long vacation judging by the absence of their items from these columns. The usual Halloween mischief was in evidence on Monday morning on the crossing of...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 2, 1972 The cornerstone of the new Homewood Retirement Center was put into place during a ceremony conducted at the construction site on a knoll just west of Martinsburg. The stone was solid with nothing placed inside it. Nason...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 3, 1922 The Halloween season has passed by once more. For several nights, clowns, queens, goblins and every imaginable other personage went hurrying and scurrying along our streets, each bound for some gathering of kindred spirits,...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 6, 1997 W. Gene Henry of Martinsburg, who purchased the former Benson School building at a sale held by the Internal Revenue Service, announced his intention to donate the property to borough council. Mr. Henry noted that he was...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 30, 1947 A spectacular accident on West Allegheny Street, Martinsburg, ended Sunday night with a heavy coal truck piled into a utility pole, after crashing into two trees and losing its front wheels and engine enroute. The wild ride...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 1, 2012 Hurricane Sandy spared the Cove from the damage she caused in other areas along the East Coast. High winds in the area led to downed trees and power outages, but no significant damage. Turnout for the upcoming presidential...

 

Pennsylvanians Must Register by Oct. 24 to Vote in the Nov. General Election

Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman on Oct. 17 reminded Pennsylvanians that they have only until Oct. 24 to register to vote in the November general election. “All eligible Pennsylvanians who are not yet registered to vote can still...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 26, 1972 The Cove experienced the “most damaging fall freeze of the last 24 years” according to Edwin Bridenbaugh. Fruit was still on the trees when a low of 19 degrees was recorded, causing considerable damage to the apple...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 27, 1922 After a vacation of one week the students and teachers returned again to College Heights. Everybody seemed anxious to get back. In fact, the vacation did not make us feel the proverbial “blue Monday”. We know our boys and...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 23, 1997 Sachiko Lamborn affixed a silhouette of Mt. Fuji to the garage of her home along East Allegheny Street in Martinsburg. She also had a gazebo constructed with a silhouette of a geisha girl holding a fan cut into the roof. The...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 23, 1947 The D. Merl Tipton Post, No 43, Martinsburg completed negotiations to purchase the boyhood home of the soldier whose name the post adopted. The property was located at West Allegheny and Ann streets, and consisted of a large...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 25, 2012 Contract negotiations between the Spring Cove Education Association and the Spring Cove School District resulted in a tentative agreement, including a freeze on teacher salaries for the first year. Provisions for seniority or...

 
 By Kathy Mellott    Life    October 20, 2022

Prediction: Lots of Cold and Snow This Year but a Brown Christmas

The warm noonday sun may still be thawing the frost on the pumpkin, but old man winter is quickly scheduling his attacks on the region and experts are predicting 2022-23 will serve as a reminder of co...

 

History of Halloween

The ancient Celtic people celebrated Samhain to mark the end of harvest season. It was a time when the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred, as ghosts visited earth. After the Roman Empire conquered the Celtic...

 

Secret Messages With Invisible Ink

Have you ever wanted to send your friend a secret message that no-one else can read? How about invisible ink, a special type of ink that you can use for writing and that does not show up on paper. Only after a special treatment will it appear again...

 

The Yellow Creek Grave Robbery

Reprinted from the Morrisons Cove Herald of October 26, 1972 The most sensational Halloween tale ever told in this area is a true story that took place 40 years ago this month. The Herald’s ghost writer has opened the mystery trunk this Halloween...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

As I’m in the mood for Fall recipes and given some of the answers from the Herald’s “Ask the Williamsburgers,” feature, I think a great recipe for this week would be one of my best-kept secret recipes, and an easy way to get that Fall flavor...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

I am getting into the Fall spirit at my house this week by spending time outside in the cool, brisk weather walking my dog Cooper, and enjoying one of my favorite fall drinks – apple cider. These activities inspired my question for this week ...

 
 By Judith Ott    Life    October 20, 2022

Homewood's Bazaar Attracts Sellers

On Oct. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Homewood in Martinsburg held its Annual Fall Bazaar in Givler Cultural Center. Everything was set up in the hallways and in the cultural center. Jeff's Jams...

 

'Best Sunrise of the Week'

Denny Shoemaker of Woodbury sent this photo he took in May to the Herald. Shoemaker said the following: "This photo was taken in the morning May 6 in Monument Valley Arizona, best sunrise of the...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 21, 1897 Miss Harriet Wilson, a highly recommended artist, will give painting lessons to students of Martinsburg and vicinity. She is proficient in oil, water, crayon, pastel, portrait and china painting. Terms $10 for 24 lessons....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 19, 1972 The Martinsburg Booster Association heard from Ken Salem of the Southern Allegheny Planning and Development Commission about the possibility of large increases in population with the opening of the new Rayston Reservoir. The...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 20, 1922 Ira Kagarise, foreman of the J. B. Fluke and Sons planing mill was the victim of a serious accident at the mill. While operating a rotary shaping machine, Mr. Kagarise’s right hand and wrist got caught on the sharp knife...

 

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