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From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

If you pay attention to the Williamsburg section, you can understand that I am a very big foodie – I love to cook and bake for my family and friends and I enjoy going out to eat at many places. I’m always in awe when I see copycat recipes on the...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    September 9, 2021

The Benjamin Lyons Story: The Preface

It is past time to take a step back and reflect on our local history to give new insights in our patterns of thinking. Were slaves ever held in our mostly white Bedford County? Was there a separate school just for the black students? Did racial...

 

Billboards in Pennsylvania

When it comes to outdoor advertising, billboards are big in Pennsylvania. According to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in 2020, there were about 8,800 billboards...

 

Greenfield-Kimmel Class of 1961 Celebrates 60th Reunion

The Greenfield-Kimmel graduating class of 1961 held its 60th class reunion, Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Iron Masters Country Club in Roaring Spring. A picnic at The Claysburg Community Park was held...

 

Let's Get This Show Started

The Ross siblings, Katie, 11, Madison, 12 and Cody, 16, get ready to show dairy beef at the Williamsburg Farm Show on Tuesday morning, Aug. 24....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Donuts, hot sausage sandwiches and pierogies – oh my! If you missed the Farm Show this week, you surely were missing out and so was your stomach. The many food vendors were definitely delicious! What happens if you missed the Farm Show and are...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Of course with it being Farm Show week last week, we had to have another question based on one of the biggest Williamsburg events of the season – the Farm Show. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Farm Show saw a lot of changes – some negative but...

 

Parading Around

Williamsburg's annual Farm Show Parade took place on Thursday, Aug. 26. The parade featured many local faces, including those pictured....

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 3, 1896 Shortly after noon on Monday “Old Glory” was flung to the breeze over the Herald office from an iron staff, composed of sections of gas pipe placed in position to a height of 40 feet. The starry banner is four by seven...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 2, 1971 Martinsburg veterinarian Dr. Raymond Widmann and his son John were seriously injured in an explosion at their former home on South Market Street. The two were installing a hot water heater in the basement for a prospective...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 2, 1921 Atty. Simon H. Sell of Bedford completed the sale of the three-story mansard-roofed house on Main Street, Woodbury, to Mr. And Mrs. E.K. Witters. Their plans were a first-floor café and provisions to entertain travelers. To...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 29, 1996 Rev. Anthony Baker was named senior pastor at Faith Assembly of God in Roaring Spring. Caroline Briat of Thiers, France, was welcomed to the Cove as a Rotary International exchange student sponsored by the Roaring Spring...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 5, 1946 The Cove was set to give World War II veterans a rousing “welcome home” at a gala Morrisons Cove Memorial Picnic. It also was to be held in celebration of the silver anniversary of Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Billy...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 1, 2011 The 2011-12 school year is off to a strong start in the Morrisons Cove Area. Students in the Williamsburg Community School District jumpstarted the new school year among the four area districts by starting Monday, Aug. 28....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    September 2, 2021

Todd Hall Directs His First Play for Cove Community Theater

Todd Hall is no stranger to plays having been an actor himself, but he is a stranger to directing. Hall has been preparing since June of this year for "The Mousetrap." "The Mousetrap" is the longest...

 

Farmers Feed the World

While riding in the State Police Helicopter, North Woodbury Township Police Chief Dave Rosamilia took this photo over Kulp Farm in Martinsburg. Cut into the field is a message reminding us where our...

 

The Herald had a Little Lamb

The Herald made the winning bid on this 80-pound lamb at the Williamsburg Farm Show's livestock auction. The lamb was raised by Isabella Baker who was unable to attend the auction. Her cousin, Macy...

 

Beautification Project Done at Spring Dam

After a recent call from a community member praising the "beautiful" new landscaping done at Spring Dam in Roaring Spring, the Herald reached out to Roaring Spring Borough Manager Lisa Peele. Peele...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 27, 1896 Samuel G. Knee, formerly of Martinsburg, died in Delaware County, Iowa, at the age of 62. He was a colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War and was a prominent businessman. The Prohibitionist of Blair County met in...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 26, 1971 A 19-year-old Kansas man was apprehended by federal narcotics agents for transporting 60 pounds of marijuana in his luggage. Police watched the suspect from a back room at the airport, allowing him to pack the two foot...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 26, 1921 David Frederick 22-year-old farmer of Taylor Township, met with a fatal accident while hunting for a hawk that had invaded his chicken flock. Nearing the W.S. Ferry farm with his gun, he stopped to talk with friends and...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 22, 1996 Morrisons Cove Home celebrated the grand opening of its new Detwiler-Halbritter Building last week with four days of events. Blair County’s 150th birthday is being observed in Williamsburg this week during the 30th annual...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 29, 1946 Merle C. Detwiler of New Enterprise RD 1 announced that he would begin operation of a new dairy – “Detwiler’s Golden Rule Dairy.” It was to feature milk from Detwiler’s Guernsey herd. Because of the reconstruction...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 25, 2011 An earthquake Tuesday afternoon centered in Virginia measured 5.8 on the Richter scale and was felt up and down the East Coast, including the Morrisons Cove area. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake ...

 

First Central High Graduating Class Celebrates 60th Reunion

The first graduating class of Central High School, Martinsburg -1961- met for its 60th class reunion on Aug. 7, 2021, at Diamond Lane Farm, Roaring Spring. Class members present were (from left):...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

There are many reasons as to why you should come down to Williamsburg this week and enjoy “The Big Time.” From the activities and events to the parade to seeing all the wonderful things that Williamsburg crafters and farmers can produce ...

 

The Judging Begins!

Judging for the Williamsburg Farm Show has begun....

 
 By Jim Finley    Life    August 26, 2021

Know Your Trees and Where They Grow

Over the past year or so have you discovered a new or stronger connection to forests and trees? Those who study outdoor recreation have documented nearly explosive growth in the number of people...

 

What's Got Your Goat?

The Blair County Junior Livestock Show saw many entires, including lots of goats....

 

The Herald Visits Starrs, Connecticut

LaDonna Biddle of Clover Creek, Williamsburg, visited Starrs, Connecticut, at the end of July this year. She was surrounded by the family of her late daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Ben...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    August 26, 2021

Covites Recollect Where They Were During 2011 Earthquake

On Aug. 23, 2011, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake located near Mineral, Va., was felt by many in the eastern United States. According to United States Geological Survey (USGS), this earthquake caused...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    August 26, 2021

'Party in the Park' Cove Cause for Cancer Brings Community Together

A day of fun, entertainment and food helped support cancer patients in the area. Cove Cause for Cancer held "Party in the Park" Saturday, Aug. 21, in Morrisons Cove Memorial Park from 2 to 11 p.m....

 

Farm-City Committee Opens Nominations for ACE Awards

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s Farm-City Committee announced that nominations are now being accepted for the ACE Award. The ACE Award is the acronym derived from Blair County Agricultural Community Excellence Award and was started as a...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 20, 1896 Harry Estep of Clover Creek presented a check for $738 at the Martinsburg Deposit Bank payable to Philip Shelly and received the money and disappeared shortly after. Both signatures were subsequently learned to be forgeries....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 19, 1971 Mike Biddle of Williamsburg won grand champion honors for his steer at the Blair County 4-H Baby Beef Show and Sale while his sister Sharon took reserve grand champion honors. Beth Ann Hess, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merl...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 19, 1921 The auditor’s report of the Cove Memorial picnic showed it was a financial success. A net profit of $1,213 resulted from gross receipts of $2,328 less total expenditures of $1,115. The picnic attracted the interest of people...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 15, 1996 Steven E. Hamilton, 36, of Johnsonburg, Elk County, has been named Roaring Spring police chief effective today. He was appointed Monday night by Roaring Spring Borough Council, which had been in the new process of selecting a...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 22, 1946 In the second fatal plane crash in Morrisons Cove since the construction of the airport in 1938, an Army major was killed when his pursuit plane roared into fog shrouded Tussey Mountain. He was identified as Maj. Charles W....

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 18, 2011 Sherry Dilling of Martinsburg formed a committee to care for the Acorn Cove Playground at Morrisons Cove memorial Park. The new committee of young families will take over some of the care of Acorn Cove and engage in some...

 

On the Move

Harold Guyer (left) watches as his friend John Kaurudar lifts a brush hog onto a trailer Monday afternoon along Yingling Road. The men were moving the brush hog for use at another...

 

School is in Session (Almost)

Local schools are getting ready for the first day of classes, Aug. 25....

 

Beautiful Blooms

Harry Gwin weeds the colorful display of flowers outside the entrance to Martinsburg's Mennonite Church....

 

Library 2021 Summer Reading Program Ends With a Celebration

This year's Friends of the Martinsburg Community summer reading program, entitled Tales and Tails, began on June 14, 2021, and ended on Aug. 13, 2021. A total of 51 children in preschool through...

 

- Ask the Williamsburgers -

This week’s theme for the Herald is the Williamsburg Farm Show. What better question to ask the residents of Williamsburg this week than – “What is your favorite part of the Farm Show?” Here is what a few had to say: Renee Criswell: Taco...

 

Alpha Beta Welcomes Transfer Members

Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, welcomed new members transferring from Iota Chapter at their Aug. 2, 2021, meeting held at the Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School. Presi...

 

Boys Basketball Raises Money for Gym

On Saturday, July 24, the Spring Cove Fifth Grade Boys Basketball team held a fundraiser car wash at the Roaring Spring True Value Hardware Store. All funds received were donated to the roof...

 

Growing Together

Weighing in at about 10 and 1/4 pounds, this pair of cantaloupes grew together on Nolt's farm of Henrietta. A neighbor called in and asked the Herald to come take a picture because "it's not...

 

Mail Time

After retrieving his mail, Alvin Nolt makes the trek back to his home each day along his long driveway on Twin Farms Lane off Piney Creek Road....

 

Warm Up the Bus

Summer is the opportunity for operators of area school buses and vans to get caught up on maintenance and inspections....

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    August 12, 2021

Community Yard Sale Brings Williamsburg Together

A town's tradition shows that people can unite through any means. Williamsburg held its annual community yard sale Saturday, Aug. 7. Many sales began as early as 7 a.m. and ended at dark. All over...

 

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