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125 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 9, 1897 Captain James Patterson, one of Williamsburg’s oldest, most prominent and highly respected citizens died at his home in that place Monday morning after a brief illness. Friday night he was seized with a chill, which despite...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 7, 1972 The Roaring Spring A&P Food Store held its Grand Opening at the recently enlarged store on Main St. The manager of the store was Walter Kennedy. Department heads were Ernest R. Frye, produce; Royer L. Miller, coffee-dairy; and...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 8, 1922 Elvin Liebegott, widely known baseball player, and for several years the leading batter in the Blair county baseball league, died at 9:30 o’clock Saturday morning at the University hospital, Philadelphia, after a ten day...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 11, 1995 U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster was among 75 persons who turned out at Clara’s Place in Bedford to help Rev. Robert Sweet celebrate his retirement from the position of chief executive officer at Old Bedford Village. Well-wishers...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 4, 1947 Hunting season was off to a good start in the Cove, but state game officials feared a “tremendous” number of does and spike bucks were being killed illegally. Cases were under investigation and arrests were expected....

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 6, 2012 The Corner Brick Bakery was opened in the renovated former Brick Corner Inn in Woodbury. The building sat vacant for many years before it was restored by Ben and Megan Ritchey. Clearfield Bank and Trust announced plans to open...

 

How To Secure Your Home When You're Away

Vacation often serves as a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. When relaxing and recharging away from home, the last thing vacationers want to think about is the safety of...

 

Protect Landscapes Over The Winter

Landscapes are vulnerable to the elements during the cold weather months. Everything from de-icing products to hungry animals to the weight of snow can affect trees, shrubs and other plants. Just because certain greenery will go dormant during the...

 

When Did Christmas Lights Become So Popular?

Holiday lights are now everywhere come the holiday season. Private homeowners tend to hang the holiday lights outside their homes around Thanksgiving weekend and keep them up through New Year’s Day. Though it might seem like a tradition without a...

 

How To Pet Proof Your Home When Decking The Halls

The holiday season is a special time of year. Many factors combine to make the holiday season so unique and festive, and that includes all the effort people put into decorating their homes. Much...

 

Fire Safety Protocols To Keep In Mind When Holiday Decorating

Decorating the interior and exterior of a home is a beloved holiday season tradition in millions of households. Such decor makes it easy to dive into the festive nature of the season. Many people...

 

Keeping Children Safe During the Holiday Season

The season of holidays is upon us! From Christmas to New Years, the next few weeks are packed full of cooking (and eating), gift-giving, celebrations, and possibly no small amount of stress. For many families, holiday time can also include traveling...

 

Simple Ways To Involve Kids In Holiday Decorating

Millions of people across the globe feel that the holiday season is a magical time of year. Though those people come from all walks of life, it's likely that no group is as taken by the unique spirit...

 

Build A Budget That Works For You

Financial trends come and go, and it appears as though one approach to finance that industry professionals have long touted is having a moment. According to Debt.com, 86 percent of the more than 1,000 respondents who participated in the site's...

 

A Homeowners' Guide To Ice Dams

Cold weather contributes to many different conditions that can affect homes. When winds are blowing fiercely, homeowners may soon discover deficits in insulation or in caulking around windows and...

 

Tricks To Trim Your Utility Bill

A rapid rise in the cost of living was undoubtedly one of the major stories of 2022. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, energy prices rose by 41.6 percent in the 12-month period that ended in June 2022, marking the highest 12-month...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    December 1, 2022 

Christmas in the Cove Around the Corner

It may not been a cooked goose or a plum pudding, but if it's the holiday season, many of us want to cook and have friends and family over to share holiday joy. Many are tuned into social tradition,...

 

Proposals Open for $460,000 in PA Farm Bill Funds for Specialty Crops Feeding Strategic Growth

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding invites proposals for $460,000 in Pennsylvania Specialty Crop Block Grants, created under the PA Farm Bill in 2019 and funded a fourth time in 2022-23. Eligible projects stimulate market growth and advance the...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    December 1, 2022 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This time of year, we often think of Christmas songs playing in the background. Whether we are at church or out shopping, Christmas songs are always ready to put you in the holiday spirit. This inspired my question this week: what is your favorite...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    December 1, 2022 

Williamsburg to Kick Off Christmas Season in a Big Fashion

Williamsburg is coming together to make sure the Christmas spirit is shown throughout the town. There are many events leading up to the Christmas tree lighting and the shop local event. Toy drives and...

 

Willamsburg's Rotary Students of the Month

SEPTEMBER BAILEY BRUMBAUGH Parents: Joy and Josh Brumbaugh School Honors/Accomplishments: NHS 3 years; current secretary School Activities: Yearbook, Spanish Club, Student Council. PA Math League,...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    December 1, 2022 

Dairy Farmer Recalls Winter Bee Trips to Florida

As the temperatures turn decidedly cooler and Old Man Winter rears his head signaling he is taking over, the thoughts of a retired dairy farmer living in Southern Morrisons Cove turn to his younger...

 

Beekeepers Meeting For Christmas

The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet in Cambria County on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. at the old extension office: 499 Manor Drive, Ebensburg. This is the Christmas social, so bring a dish to share and a small gift for bee bingo....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    December 1, 2022 

Cove Community Chorus Returns to Stage

On Nov. 19 and 20, Cove Community Chorus performed once again at Spring Cove Middle School Auditorium. "Sing! Salute! Celebrate!" was the title of the program under the direction of Sue Stoudnour....

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 2, 1897 Frank Wilson of Massillon, O., and James Farrell of Allegheny county, were sentenced last week in Blair County courts to be hanged. The prisoners had been convicted of the murder of Henry Bonnecka, an aged man in Altoona, on...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 30, 1972 Four people were hurt when a single-engine airplane crashed six minutes after taking off from the Blair County Airport in Martinsburg. The privately owned aircraft came down in a Taylor Township field a short distance south...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 1, 1922 A very enjoyable event at the Morrisons Cove Home on Saturday evening, November 25, consisting of a Thanksgiving feast and program which had been arranged by the United Workers Bible class of the Church of the Brethren, was...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 4, 1997 The Rev. Harry Brubaker of Roaring Spring RD1, serving in the ministry for 38 years, was ordained as pastor emeritus on Nov. 30 at the First Church of the Brethren. The title is bestowed on a retired minister who has given...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 25, 1947 Funeral services for Pvt. George B. Kelly of Williamsburg, who was killed in Belgium on January 10, 1945, were held Monday afternoon, November 17, in the Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Va. He was the son of Mr. and...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 29, 2012 Search parties were formed to look for a missing 82 year old hunter. Police were called to Huston Township when he did not return to his vehicle in the evening. The man was found by a neighbor the next day. The lost...

 

Tackling the Turkey Trot

Runners of all ages participate in Williamsburg's first Turkey Trot 5K race Saturday at the Williamsburg Farm Show Parks and Recreation....

 

Shoemaker Shares Schwabacher's Landing

Denny Shoemaker of Woodbury has shared another one of his favorite photos from his archives. Shoemaker took this photo on Sept. 24, 2021, at Schwabacher's Landing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This is a...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Happy Thanksgiving! This year, though it has flown by, has given us a lot to be thankful for. This inspired my question this week: what are you thankful for this year? Here is what some residents had...

 

Buck Pool This Weekend

The Williamsburg Community Farm Show will once again sponsor a Buck Pool on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 6-8 p.m. on the Farm Show grounds. This year's prizes/cash will be divided between heaviest doe, heaviest buck, widest spread, most points, youngest...

 

Famous Woodbury Tree Lit up For Holiday

Motorists traveling south on Route 36 first spot it about a half mile outside the tiny community of Woodbury. The blur of red, green, yellow and blue lights to the right slips out of view as the road...

 

How to Avoid Dry Turkey this Thanksgiving

Turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinners. The National Turkey Federation estimates approximately 46 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving each year, followed by 22 million turkeys at C...

 

Consider These 13 Gratifying Thanksgiving Facts

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and reflect on one's blessings. In 2022, Canadian Thanksgiving takes place on Oct. 10, while Americans celebrate on Nov. 24. In anticipation...

 

Herald Sets Out on a Cruise

Four Cove-native siblings and their spouses enjoyed an American Queen Paddle Wheel Steamboat Cruise up the mighty Mississippi River (northern area) for eight days, and the Herald tagged along. The...

 

Choir Carols for Claysburg's Christmas in the Park

Claysburg held its ninth annual Christmas in the Park on Saturday. The festivities included a parade, giant-sized Christmas cards, visits from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and crafts....

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 25, 1897 Alex McMasters, an old and respected citizen of Huston township, who resides about two and one -half miles northeast of town, in what is known as the “barrens” paid our office a visit on Tuesday. He informed us that...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 24, 1922 On Monday afternoon an accident occurred in front of Graybill’s Tire Shop which might have proved a tragedy. E. S. Burket, mail carrier on Route 1, stepped out from in front of his auto with a tire in his hand just as a...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 26, 1997 Martinsburg Borough Council voted unanimously to tear down the old Benson Elementary School in Martinsburg. The building was in such poor condition that it was not feasible to repair. The building and lot were purchased by W....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 20, 1947 The Rev. James A. Sell of Martinsburg was celebrating his 102nd birthday by preaching sermons at the Roaring Spring Church of the Brethren and the Leamersville Church of the Brethren. He was planning to preach a third sermon...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 21, 2012 The results of an energy audit at Central High School indicated the district will see excessive costs if the antiquated systems are not updated. It was estimated that it would cost the district $100,000 in additional expenses...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    Life    November 17, 2022

Claysburg Community Theater to Put on 'Elf the Musical'

The Claysburg Area Community Theatre will present "Elf the Musical" at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School Auditorium. Director Dan Crist said that most...

 

Steam Train Crew

A steam train from Everett Railroad Company came through Martinsburg recently. Many people stopped along the tracks and in the woods to take photos of the train....

 

Herald Goes to Iceland With Staff Member

The Herald's Circulation Manager Lugene Shelly (holding Herald) brought an edition with her on a recent trip to Iceland. Shelly traveled with a group of 48, including (from left) Lou Ann Grove, Stan...

 

Where in the Cove Am I?

If you follow the Herald on Facebook (Morrisons Cove Herald) or Instagram (mcherald1885), you have probably seen our ongoing series of "Where in the Cove Am I?" Continue to check out the website...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 18, 1897 The projectoscope has been on exhibition in the town hall in Roaring Spring for several evenings during the week. This is one of Edison’s wonderful inventions. George Clapper has been so well impressed with North Dakota...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 16, 1972 Martinsburg Borough Council formally annexed the 35-acre tract west of the borough where the new Homewood Retirement Center was under construction. Homewood made the request months earlier, but legal issues delayed the...

 

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