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Red Cross Offers Virtual Care Center for Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones

The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. People can visit redcross.org/get-help to access a support...

 

WISE Women Reschedule Dinner For April 21 at Lakemont Casino

Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of a possible second wave of the virus, the WISE Women Board of Directors has postponed the annual WISE Women Tribute dinner to 6 p.m. April 21, 2021, at The Casino at Lakemont Park. The board will honor women...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

James and Erin Barley of Roaring Spring are the parents of a son, Daniel Gray Barley, who was born at 8:27 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, at UPMC Altoona. Daniel has two siblings: Sarah, 5, and Ben, 2. Maternal grandparents are Ann and Gary Wisor of...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 23, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. We are all about easy cooking at the Gorsuch house because we are so busy. When we get to wind down and relax, one of our favorites to cook with is pork chops. Who doesn’t love a good bone-in center-cut pork...

 

Rotary 'Students' Named at Williamsburg

The Rotary "Students of the Month" at Williamsburg High School have been announced for April and May. All recipients graduated in May. Emily Smith Emily Smith was April's "Student of the Month." She i...

 

Danette Feathers of Everett Enrolls At NCC for Upcoming Fall Semester

Northampton Community College (NCC), Bethlehem, has welcomed Danette Feathers of Everett as one of the new or returning students who will begin the fall 2020 semester the week of Aug. 24. As an NCC student, Feathers will have access to numerous...

 

Rotary Names Northern Bedford 'Students of the Month'

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club recently named its "Rotary Student of the Month" recipients at Northern Bedford High School, Loysburg. All recipients graduated in May. Joshua Strayer Joshua Strayer...

 

Chamber Opens ACE Award Nominations

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Agricultural Community Excellence (ACE) Award. The recipient of the ACE Award will be presented with the award at the Oct. 8, 2020 Chamber Breakfast Club. Those who wish to...

 

Keeping Cool

Henry Trotter, 3, and his dad, Kylee, plan their next approach to a sprinkler set up in the front yard of their Martinsburg home on Saturday, July 18. Temperatures reached 91 degrees on Saturday,...

 

Post Office for Spring Meadow

Herald of July 11, 1895 A post office was established at Spring Meadow with William U. Ake as postmaster. The Methodist Congregation of Loysburg decided to build a new church. The ground was secured and a considerable amount of money subscribed for...

 

Vetter Awarded Bronze Star

Herald of July 16, 1970 Chief Warrant Officer Ronald K. Vetter, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroism in ground combat in Vietnam. Gregg Carbaugh, a senior at NBHS has been selected to play sousaphone in the National Band of the Future...

 

Citizens Start Civic Club

Herald of July 16, 1920 Steps were to be taken to complete the College building as a memorial to the late Prof. Edward E. Byers who several weeks previously had lost his life in a crossing accident. Many citizens of Woodbury had taken steps to...

 

BPW Installs Officers

Herald of July 13, 1995 Officers of the Martinsburg Business and Professional Women’s Club were installed. Officers for 1995-96 were Ione Hammaker, president; Dawn Burket, first vice president; Connie Stouffer, second vice president; Audrey Hite,...

 

Honor Roll Erected

Herald of July 19, 1945 The Honor Roll of service men from South Woodbury township, Bedford county has been erected in New Enterprise near the post office and plans have been completed for its dedication on July 22. After having spent nearly five yea...

 

Claysburg Wins 14-9

Herald of July 15, 1970 Royce Boyd has had a smooth transition into her new role as superintendent at Claysburg-Kimmel School District. Speeders beware. The Martinsburg Police Department is the newest on a long list of ENRADD owners. A Roaring...

 

James Dunmore Named to Spring 2020 Dean's List

James Dunmore, a Liberal Arts major from Queen, was named to the spring 2020 dean's list at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. The dean's list, compiled at the end of each term, includes degree-seeking students who achieve a semester...

 

Red Cross Seeks Donors

This July, the American Red Cross and WONDER WOMAN 1984 are joining forces to save the day for patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions. The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors this summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused...

 
 By Ad Crable    Life    July 16, 2020

COVID Lockdown Unleashes Swarms Of Visitors at Bay Region's Parks, Trails

Lynne Napoli of Boiling Springs, PA, lives near the Appalachian Trail, which is normally her refuge for quiet mental sustenance. But, this spring and summer, things are different. “It has been so packed I don’t go,” she explained. “When I do,...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

It was in a sermon that I first heard that children 'put their feet under their parent's table'. In essence, I guess that means the carefree, innocent time of eating at a table in which you did not...

 

Clever Creation in Williamsburg

Rhett Morgan, 2, enjoys a dip in a farming stock tank next to a unique gazebo his grandfather Randy Brubaker built out of a grain bin silo behind his Williamsburg farm home....

 

State Offers Advice for Keeping Summer Safe During Pandemic

The Wolf Administration on July 9 released updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) about summer recreation, camps and pools. The original FAQs were announced on May 22 to cover summer camps and recreation. The new FAQs modify those and also add...

 

Thirtsy Flowers

Ruby Bussard tends the flowers outside her Taylor Street home in Williamsburg on Friday, July 10. According to weather.com, the area, as of Monday, July 13, had received only .32 inches of rainfall...

 

Central Grads Say Bye to District Parents

Eleven graduates from the Class of 2020 at Central High School, Martinsburg, have parents who are employed in the Spring Cove School District. Dr. Betsy Baker, Spring Cove School District superintendent, with her son, Mason Baker. Heather Brooks,...

 
 By BROOKE GOCHNOUR    Life    July 16, 2020

Dairy Recipe: S'mores

Hello, my name is Brooke Gochnour and I am the 2020-21 Bedford County Dairy Princess. I am the daughter of Justin and Shelby Gochnour of New Enterprise. I have worked very hard and eagerly on my family’s dairy farm, Jus-Den Farm, since we purchased...

 

Free Movie Nights Set In Altoona

The Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships Prevention will host free outdoor family movie nights at Lakemont Park, Baker Mansion and Juniata Splash Park. All movies will begin at 8:45 p.m. Attendees may bring their own blankets and/or chairs. This is a...

 

Local Student Earns Degree From Westminster

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., postponed its traditional spring commencement ceremony. Instead, degrees were awarded to more than 200 students in a virtual degree conferral ceremony on Saturday, May 9....

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    July 16, 2020

'Just a Guy Waving a Flag' Wants Americans to Be Proud of The Country

It's true! The Cove has its very own Paul Revere ... sort of. However, he is not warning of advancing British troops. He is simply trying to remind Americans who we are. Williams Benitez, 20, of Willi...

 

Alpha Beta State President Installs Chapter Officers for 2020-21

Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, met on June 23 at Slick's Ivy Stone Restaurant in Osterburg. Outgoing president Kristine Walters led the business meeting where...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 16, 2020

Pastor Roberts: His Story, His Calling

Have you ever in life felt a calling from God? For Matt Roberts, the new pastor at the United Methodist Church and Cove Forge Church, he ran from that calling for many years – until he finally answe...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    July 9, 2020

Collectors to Share Love of Old Machinery at Show July 11 in New Enterprise

Fred Mellott, of F.M. Mellott & Sons in New Enterprise, is excited to be introducing a new event in the Cove. On Saturday, July 11, the first Antique Truck & Construction Equipment Show will be...

 

Ex-Sheriff Visits Reformatory

Herald of July 4, 1895 Ex-sheriff Stiffler of Blair County and Levi Bolger of Martinsburg visited the Reformatory at Huntingdon. Daniel Ott tendered his resignation from Town Council, high constable and street commissioner and accepted a position in...

 

Curfew Enforced in Towns

Herald of July 9, 1970 Martinsburg Borough Council has voted to accept a bid of $50,840 for the installation of pumps, piping and other equipment necessary to tie the town’s two new wells into the borough water system. A curfew was put into effect...

 

Crochet Club Hosts Outing

Herald of July 9, 1920 At a meeting of the board of directors of the Morrisons Cove Vocational High school held Saturday, Prof. C.A. Byers was elected director of the school to take the place of his brothers, Prof. Edward E. Byers, who had been...

 

Mowry Region V Director

Herald of July 6, 1995 Kenneth R. Mowry of Roaring Spring RD 1 had been appointed as the regional director for Region V office, to oversee the Department of Agriculture’s inspectors and services for 10 counties – Clearfield, Centre, Mifflin,...

 

10 Pound Carp Caught

Herald of July 12, 1945 After a service of 20 months overseas in the 28th Infantry Division, Corp. Samuel Kenneth Gates arrived at his home in Martinsburg for a 30-day furlough and is in the best of health after months of strenuous service. Chief...

 

Sumner Receives Award

Herald of July 8, 2010 The start-up plans for an abandoned limestone quarry in Catharine Township generated a lot of attention at the July 5 township’s board of supervisors meeting. James Ross, representing the Gulf Group, was expecting an...

 

Central High School Lists Award, Scholarship Winners

Central High School graduated 142 students on June 3 from Spring Cove School District. Forty-five seniors were presented with awards and scholarships. Recipients of awards and scholarships were: Mason Baker of Martinsburg – son of Brent and Betsy...

 

– – Martinsburg's Annual Agricultural Parade – –

Martinsburg's 38th annual agricultural parade was held under sunny skies on Tuesday, June 30. This year's route was different in past years, as the procession began at the D. Merl Tipton Post 43 VFW...

 

Keims Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jon W. Keim of Martinsburg recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Jon Keim and the former Phyllis Freidenbloom of East Freedom were united in marriage on June 30, 1955, at...

 

Dodsons Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Laurence "Mike" Dodson of East Freedom celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Laurence Dodson and the former Dorothy Clouse of Woodbury were married on July 8, 1960, in Winchester,...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Matthew and Leanna (Martin) Weaver of Martinsburg are parents of a son, Karson Eric Weaver, who was born at 3:33 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. The infant weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 21...

 
 By Roseann Zimmerman    Life    July 9, 2020

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

“Fill your soul, your memory, With layers and depths and textures And heights of lush green, Before the miracle of summer Fades away once more, as it always does. “Drink in, absorb every hue and Shade of green, from pale of mint To the rich,...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    July 9, 2020

Tractor Pulls on Display at Southern Cove Power Reunion

A tractor pull was held on Saturday, June 27, at the Southern Cove Power Reunion in New Enterprise. Attendees brought their own chairs, sat in the provided bleachers and in their vehicles to watch....

 

Students Earn Degrees at California, Pa.

California University of Pennsylvania has announced its graduation list for the spring 2020 semester, which ended on May 8. The list includes those undergraduate (UG) and graduate (GR) students who graduated in January and May 2020. Area students...

 

Kelly Keith Named to Dean's List at St. Francis

Kelly Keith, Exercise Physiology PT major from Duncansville, was named to the Dean’s List at Saint Francis University, Loretto. Keith was among more than 700 students who earned a spot on one of the honors lists for the spring 2020...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    July 9, 2020

Memorial Park Crowns 2020 Little Miss Winners at Second Pageant

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park held its second annual Little Miss Morrisons Cove Pageant on Monday, June 29. There were three competitions: Pre-School (ages 3-5), Junior Miss (kindergarten and grades 1...

 

Dynamite Shakes Village

Herald of June 27, 1895 Dynamite was being used in Roaring Spring for the excavation of a site for Druggist Harr’s new dwelling. The concussions were making the village quake. The Peoples Party scheduled a state convention in Williamsport on the...

 

New Fire Truck for Claysburg

Herald of July 2, 1970 Two busloads of CHS band members and a busload of parents and fans departed at midnight Tuesday for the Lions International Convention at Atlantic City and were scheduled to return early Thursday. Charles Yingling, Roaring...

 

Typhoid Fever Spreads

Herald of July 2, 1920 The death of Mrs. Viola Edna Stoner was attributed to typhoid fever. An epidemic of this disease has been spreading in Martinsburg. Ministers of the Morrisons Cove association held an outing at Martinsburg. Dinner was served...

 

Severe Storm Downs Trees

Herald of June 29, 1995 Heavy thunderstorms, that settled over some parts of the area Sunday had brought down trees and caused flooding damage to the area. The storm uprooted trees and disrupted power lines along Route 36 in Brooks Mills. Dr. Lanny...

 

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