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  • 125 Years Ago

    Jun 13, 2024

    Herald of June 16, 1899 Martinsburg Borough Council was considering a proposal to light the streets of town with acetylene gas. George Shelby, head waiter at the Bedford Springs Hotel, was found near the hotel with critical injuries consisting of severe lacerations about the head. Police were investigating. The Herald was the only property in Martinsburg to be flying the Flag on June 14, the 122nd anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes. An epidemic of measles was reported at Henrietta. Mrs. P.W. Rock of Brumbaugh, near New...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Jun 13, 2024

    Herald of June 13, 1974 After a spell of dry weather, parts of the Cove were blasted with wind and rain that occurred in isolated spots Monday evening. The Federal Aviation Agency at the Blair County Airport measured .47 inch of precipitation with peak winds of 33 miles an hour, occurring at 6:46 p.m. Pledges to the Roaring Spring Fire Company’s building fund campaign reached $195,643 this week. Mrs. Helen Beach of Martinsburg, former Nason Hospital director of nurses, was honored by hospital staff members and friends in a special dinner W...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Jun 13, 2024

    Herald of June 13, 1924 Several Bakers Summit residents purchased vehicles. Charles Kyler bought a new Chevrolet roadster and Luther Amick bought a Ford touring car. Edward Imes bought a Fordson tractor. “Safety First”, a comedy in three acts, was scheduled Saturday evening, June 14, at the Fredericksburg School House. Ernest Acker, 14, son of the late John Acker and grandson of M.L. Acker of Martinsburg, was injured while driving a team from the M.L. Acker Farm at Clover Creek to the Reuben Acker farm. The team was hitched to a cast iron lan...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Jun 13, 2024

    Herald of June 17, 1999 Martinsburg Borough Council last week approved a plan to repave portions of two borough streets and six alleys. Council members voted unanimously June 7 to accept the only bid received for the work, which was in the amount of $33,705 from New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. State police investigated three incidents of theft in the local area over the past week. The Blair County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation will hold a dedication ceremony on Friday, June 25, for the unveiling of the memorial statue in front...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Jun 13, 2024

    Herald of June 16, 1949 Two barn raisings were held in the Cove last week, to replace one barn destroyed by fire and one ruined by the tornado that struck the Cove June 5. The Roaring Spring Business and Professional Women’s Club met last Friday evening at the Eldon Inn with 26 in attendance. The meeting was opened with the club ‘Collect’, following which the assemblage sang one verse of “America”. Eight different troops with 13 Patrols and 78 Scouts were in camp Friday and Saturday in the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg, under the...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Jun 13, 2024

    Herald of June 12, 2014 An 80-year-old Cove business, Curry Supply Co. of Curryville, has been lauded by Pennsylvania’s governor for creating and retaining jobs. The company was awarded the 2014 Governor’s ImPAct Award for consistent job growth. The high school season comes down to just one game for both the Central baseball and Claysburg-Kimmel softball teams. Central and C-K will compete for a state title in their respective sports Friday, June 13, at State College. Williamsburg Farm Show directors will have a strawberry festival from 4 to...

  • Drugs, Alcohol, And Cigarettes

    John Bush|Jun 13, 2024

    John Bush was raised in Martinsburg and graduated from Central High in 1961. He spent most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest. He has many memories as a boy in the 1950s that give some insight to the people and culture of Martinsburg in the 1950s. John likes to tell stories and over the years he has repeated the stories of his youth many times. His belief is that those years in Martinsburg influenced him all of his life. Some of the stories are historical in nature, some are colorful, and some are personal. He wishes that you enjoy them...

  • Congratulations!

    Jun 13, 2024

    Bowling is good fun in your spare time and it’s right up their alley. Congratulations Abby Zelanko, Tina Imler and Marcy Hamman for your first place finish in Morrison Cove’s WednesdayMorning Ladies league; and many thanks to Restored Grounds’ Sunshine Sassano who has sponsored a team for the last two years. That’s how Sunshine rolls!... Full story

  • 125 Years Ago

    Jun 6, 2024

    Herald of June 9, 1899 A horseless wagon owned by the Planing Mill in Roaring Spring was attracting a lot of attention as it transported material to and fro throughout the village. Coal miners in Cambria, Somerset and Bedford counties received a wage raise from 45 to 50 cents a ton for pick mining. Mrs. Leah Burger was having her new stables painted. Residents of Salemville were the proud owners of at least twenty-one bicycles. A cantata directed by Prof. Ellas Glass was to be given at the Mt. Pleasant Reformed Church. Persons traveling on the...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Jun 6, 2024

    Herald of June 6, 1974 The Spring Cove School Board has trimmed $94,500 out of its proposed budget for next term. But the budget, which is up for final adoption Monday night, still will cost Spring Cove property taxpayers an extra two mills next year. For the third year Hire-A-Teen will be operating in Martinsburg. Handling odd job placements is Mrs. Ralph Stouffer. Mrs. Stouffer will take names of those teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 who are willing to babysit, wash windows, mow lawns, clean gardens and attics or whatever might be...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Jun 6, 2024

    Herald of June 6, 1924 Miss Olive Barnette, a 1920 graduate of Roaring Spring High School, completed a three-year course in the Homeopathic Hospital, Pittsburgh, and was awarded the highest prize in efficiency, theory and deportment. Prof. John A. Ake was granted a year’s leave of absence by the board of education of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and planned to reside at Martinsburg. The Woodbury Church of the Brethren held a business meeting to decide on the location of a new church parsonage. After some consideration Mr. and Mrs. John Frederick d...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Jun 6, 2024

    Herald of June 10, 1999 Though the first official day of summer is not until June 21, the Morrisons Cove area has had its first heat wave of the year. Through Tuesday, June 8, the area had three straight days with temperatures of 86 degrees and above. Chapter 400 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will offer free airplane rides to persons ages 8 to 18 on Saturday, July 12, at the Blair County Airport. Danney Cowher of Queen had been given the ultimate honor that the American Legion’s statewide recreation program could bestow - e...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Jun 6, 2024

    Herald of June 9, 1949 This year has been one of the finest business seasons in the history of the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, directors were told last night at the annual spring meeting. Almost 6,000 skaters have used the Park rink this year, Park Manager Roy Carper reported. Bowling Chairman E. G. Fouse said that an active season has ended and with four alleys expected for use next fall, an even busier one will begin. Woodbury won both sides of a double-header Sunday, although it took an extra inning in the first game. The score was tied...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Jun 6, 2024

    Herald of June 5, 2014 The board of directors at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park is disappointed with the amount of donations received from the public in order to help keep the facility’s doors open. The board is hoping that the “Save the Park Spaghetti Dinner” on Sunday, June 8, will be a big success. The pool will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday as well. All proceeds from the day’s events will go toward the park. The Greenfield Township Municipal Authority reviewed detailed plans for a water tank to be placed in Walter Business Park, during...

  • 125 Years Ago

    May 30, 2024

    Herald of June 2, 1899 The Herald urged the formation of a Creamery Association in Morrisons Cove. It was noted that one such organization was operating at Carrolltown with a capital of $4,000. The Herald stated: “Such an association would yield better returns with less hard labor than shipping milk at the present low price.” I.C. Stonerook and H.E. Brown of Curryville started on their bicycles on a trip to visit friends at Williamsburg, Huntingdon, Warriors Mark and Altoona. The barn of Washington Reed at Yellow Springs was blown over in a v...

  • 50 Years Ago

    May 30, 2024

    Herald of May 30, 1974 The Central High School Scarlet Dragon marching band traveled Sunday, May 19, to Philadelphia where it won first place for the fourth year in the State Lions Convention Parade. The band earned a first place trophy for its performance. Eighty fifth and sixth graders from the Taylor School near Roaring Spring toured the office and plant of the Morrisons Cove Herald on Friday, May 17, as a conclusion to their study on newspapers. In a course taught by Mrs. Linda Showalter, the students studied writing procedures followed by...

  • 100 Years Ago

    May 30, 2024

    Herald of May 30, 1924 Resolutions of respect were published for Leah Elizabeth Ellenberger, a 22-year-old teacher in Huston Township, who was found murdered in Perry County. While visiting an aunt after ending the school term, she and her male companion had driven to the mountains to gather wild flowers to use for commencement decorations at the high school at Marysville. An organized posse found the murdered victims believed to be shot from ambush by an unknown person. The teacher, a 1922 graduate of Cove High, began her career at the Ditch...

  • 25 Years Ago

    May 30, 2024

    Herald of June 3, 1999 Members of the Church Council at the Upper Claar Church of the Brethren voted to approved a $424,000 building proposal at a meeting held Sunday, May 16, following the morning worship service. The plans for an activity building measuring 72 by 36 with a 17-foot ceiling to be used for recreational use. It will include a kitchen and restrooms. Morrisons Cove Memorial Park will re-dedicate Hershberger Memorial Pool at 11 a.m. Saturday. This re-dedication takes place after extensive renovations to upgrade the pool have just...

  • 75 Years Ago

    May 30, 2024

    Herald of June 2, 1949 Judging from the many favorable comments heard about town, the first annual Sample and Food Fair, sponsored by the Martinsburg Booster Association in the interests of local merchants, was a real success, the sponsoring committee reported. Held last Wednesday evening the fair far exceeded the expectations of the sponsors, who had quite a job on their hands with the overflow crowd of interested people who attended. Cooperating whole-heartedly in the venture were three of our local business places, Ritchey’s Dairy with t...

  • 10 Years Ago

    May 30, 2024

    Herald of May 29, 2014 The Woodbury community came out to honor the lives of America’s fallen at an event held at the Community Center this Memorial Day. Pastor Mick Dawes of Faith Methodist Church of Woodbury gave the invocation, preceding the presentation of Colors by Boy Scout Troop 484, led by Kevin Grubb of New Enterprise. Bill Hartman performed a trumpet solo of “God Bless America,” accompanied by Willa Shaffer. Veteran guests stood for each branch of the service in which they had served as songs of the branches were played. The Ladie...

  • 125 Years Ago

    May 23, 2024

    Herald of May 26, 1899 The Pennsylvania Railroad was seeking bids for excavation to make the main line right-of-way wide enough for four tracks on the eastern slope of the Alleghenies between Kittanning Point and Bennington. When finished the railroad would have four tracks from Tyrone to Lilly, a distance of 32 miles. Six bicyclists from Salemville rode to the German Seventh Day Baptist conference at Snowhill, Franklin County. They expected to also visit the battlefield at Gettysburg before returning. The River Brethren Church at Woodbury was...

  • 50 Years Ago

    May 23, 2024

    Herald of May 23, 1974 Robert C. Jubelier defeated Roy Ogburn in the hotly-contested race for the Republican nomination for state senator. Ogburn carried Bedford and Huntingdon counties, but Jubelier’s big margin in Blair earned him the win. Has was to face Democrat Altoona assemblyman Denny J. Bixler in the November election. A fund drive to raise money for a new fire hall for the Roaring Spring Volunteer Fire Company cleared its goal of $150,000. Westvaco Corp. of Williamsburg announced plans to increase production at the plant by 30 p...

  • 100 Years Ago

    May 23, 2024

    Herald of May 23, 1924 The need for better school equipment and matters of educational interest in the four district schools was discussed by 75 North Woodbury citizens. The deplorable conditions and repair costs of some of the 40-year-old buildings in North and South Martinsburg, Middletown, and Millerstown led the group to consider a proposal of consolidation in one building that would precede the special election. Remaining neutral, the local board stood ready to carry out the wishes of the majority of township voters. Evelyn Bonebreak,...

  • 25 Years Ago

    May 23, 2024

    Herald of May 27, 1999 The Williamsburg Lions Club celebrated its 60th anniversary at a charter banquet at the Williamsburg Community Farm Show Building. Members of the Church Council at the Upper Claar Church of the Brethern approved a $424,000 building proposal. The plan called for an activity building measuring 72 by 36 with a 17-foot ceiling to be used recreational use. It included a kitchen and restrooms. The proposal also included an expansion to the church building with an enlarged fellowship hall and chancel, six new classrooms, a...

  • 75 Years Ago

    May 23, 2024

    Herald of May 26, 1949 Damage was estimated at $50,000 to barns and property in a 12-mile swath cut through Morrisons Cove by a tornado Sunday evening, May 22. The dark funnel cloud entered the valley between Lafayetteville and Brumbaugh and exited over Tussey Mountain between Frederickburg and Henrietta. William H. Ketner of Roaring Spring was attending the conference of the “Big Four” foreign ministers in Paris. He was special assistant to the United States Secretary of State Dean Acheson. Foreign ministers from Great Britain, France, Rus...

  • 10 Years Ago

    May 23, 2024

    Herald of May 22, 2014 Plans for a new Dollar General in Claysburg took a step forward Tuesday, May 6, when Greenfield Township supervisors provided conditional approval for construction of a new building. Providing that all re- quirements set forth by the township’s engineer are met, the project will allow for a 12,480-square-foot store to be placed next to Carpet Depot along Dunnings Highway. Joan Brooks and Diane Stinedurf were presented with the Lauretta Woodson Award during Monday night’s meeting of the Spring Cove School Board. Pre...

  • 125 Years Ago

    May 16, 2024

    Herald of May 19, 1899 Members of the Heffner Post 166, Grand Army of the Republic, were searching for a spot on the Fisher Farm in Woodcock Valley where Captain Philips and his company of 14 men were massacred by Indians over 100 years ago. It was the intention of the post to erect a monument by public subscription. The correspondent from the village of Brumbaugh reported that the bark peeling season was about over and some persons were not nearly through yet. A stable on the premises of Mrs. H.C. Nicodemus of Locust St., Martinsburg was...

  • 50 Years Ago

    May 16, 2024

    Herald of May 16, 1974 After weeks of research and study on possible building plans at Memorial Park, architectural students from Penn State University unveiled four proposals. All four called for a new building, but the existing park structure was included in only two plans while the other two called it to be torn down. The annual alumni banquet for Replogle High School was held May 11 at Northern Bedford High School with 112 in attendance. Harold Crawford was elected president of the alumni association. The Central High School parliamentary...

  • 100 Years Ago

    May 16, 2024

    Herald of May 16, 1924 A public meeting of voters was called by the North Woodbury Township School Board in response to petition in circulation considering the advisability of erecting a new building, centrally located, to take the place of the four buildings in need of extensive repairs, located in Martinsburg, Millerstown and Middletown. Seventeen-year-old Ruth Brawler was seriously burned from head to waist in boiler explosion while helping her father John grind chop at their home in Yellow Creek. Night thieves filed the lock and broke into...

  • 25 Years Ago

    May 16, 2024

    Herald of May 20, 1999 Charles Sherman Dick, rural mail carrier of Martinsburg RR 2, received the Benjamin Franklin Award of Excellence from the National Newspaper Association. He was selected for the honor based on information submitted by the Morrisons Cove Herald, a member of the NNA. The local resident was the only postal carrier in the state to receive the award. The “Cove Clipper,” Altoona Metro Transit’s new bus service connecting Martinsburg, Roaring Spring, and Altoona, was introduced at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Morrisons Cove...

  • 75 Years Ago

    May 16, 2024

    Herald of May 19, 1949 Nine area high schools announced plans for graduation ceremonies: Robert Smith Vocational High School, Yellow Creek; Roaring Spring High School, Martinsburg High School, Replogle High School, New Enterprise, Morrisons Cove High School, Wiliamsburg High School, Taylor Township Consolidated School, Woodbury High School and Greenfield Township High School. The Pennsylvania Railroad Shops at Altoona were to close at 7 a.m. Friday, May and remain closed until 7 a.m. June 1. All departments with about 11,000 employees were to...

  • 10 Years Ago

    May 16, 2024

    Herald of May , 2014 Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg is again experiencing severe financial distress – at the same level as 5-1/2 years ago. The cash position is so poor that if no additional donations are received from the Morrisons Cove community, park officials will be forced to close the facility this sum- mer. The Spring Cove School Board heard presentations at Monday’s meeting to pos- sibly change teacher and student dress codes. Isaiah Aurandt (right), 8, of Williamsburg, has been named a “Miracle Kid” as part of the 2014 Ch...

  • Tips to Prevent Pickleball Injuries

    May 16, 2024

    Pickleball is thriving, and that’s great news for those who love the game. Unfortunately, pickleball also has proven beneficial to orthopedic practices. A 2023 analysis from UBS estimated pickleball injuries could cost Americans nearly $400 million in 2023. Seniors are especially vulnerable to pickleball injuries, as a 2021 study published in the journal Injury Epidemiology found that 86 percent of emergency room visits related to pickleball injuries affected individuals 60 and older. Injuries are a part of any sport, and pickleball is no d...

  • 125 Years Ago

    May 9, 2024

    No Herald for May 11, 1899 this is from April 20 & May 19. Dr. Albert Nason gave the Roaring Spring correspondent a tour of his operating room and the correspondent was amazed at its magnificence. The surgical furniture was of the most modern style.Heavy French Edibold operating table, aseptic instrument case, solution stand, instrument stand, dressing table, ward carriage, irridator and all the paraphernalia belonging in a first class operating room. It is therefore no wonder that the doctor’s operations are of the first class order. Harry R...

  • 50 Years Ago

    May 9, 2024

    Herald of May 9, 1974 Atty. Gerald S. Turner of Martinsburg, who had served as solicitor for Martinsburg borough for 23 years and was active in civic affairs, died May 4, 1974, at the age of 63. Atty. Albert W. Johnson of Roaring Spring, long-time solicitor for Roaring Spring borough announced his plans to resign from the position in order to cut back on his work commitments. The Greenfield Township Municipal Authority was the recipient of a $122,600 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency for earlier work to construct its sewage...

  • 100 Years Ago

    May 9, 2024

    Herald of May 9, 1924 The Key American, official weekly publication of the Ku Klux Klan in the state, went on sale for the first time at the Martinsburg Electric Store. Orders placed in advance were to allow readers “to soon learn the truth concerning this great movement.” Daily vacation bible school was to begin May 12 in the four Martinsburg Churches. Mary Graffious was selected principal and Gertrude Stoner was in charge of music for the two-week period. Harry Baker was “dealing out” his celebrated home style potato chips, following the arr...

  • 25 Years Ago

    May 9, 2024

    Herald of May 13, 1999 The Claysburg Area Community Park committee was awarded a $20,000 state grant as part of $12.6 million in grants awarded by Gov. Tom Ridge for 230 local park, open space, recreation and conservation projects in 58 counties. A federal grant of $975,000 obtained with help of U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster would provide the bulk of the funding for the Lower Trail in Williamsburg to be extended to the Canoe Creek State Park. Former Pittsburgh Pirates Nelson Briles, Frank Thomas and Bob Roberston took part in a baseball clinic at...

  • 75 Years Ago

    May 9, 2024

    Herald of May 12, 1949 Ethel Brumbaugh of Martinsburg, who served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, was chosen by audience applause as “Queen of the Hour” in a benefit show by the Martinsburg Business and Professional Women’s Club. Prizes valued at $300 were distributed to the queen and others in the audience. Profit from the show was earmarked to buy eyeglasses for underprivileged children in the community. Helen Jean Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin N. Brown of Martinsburg, was named maid of honor in the queen’s court in the...

  • 10 Years Ago

    May 9, 2024

    Herald of May 8, 2014 Williamsburg Borough Council met on Monday, May 5, to a full house with nine citizens present being rental property owners. The landlords who were in attendance asked questions and expressed displeasure about a new proposed borough ordinance. The ordinance if it was passed would require some rental property owners to make upgrades and/ or repairs. Xavier Maslowski, 16, of Martinsburg and freshman student at the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, took a mission trip to Panama with five other students to promote...

  • A Martinsburg Boy's Memories and Stories from the 1950s

    John Bush|May 9, 2024

    John Bush was raised in Martinsburg and graduated from Central High in 1961. He spent most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest. He has many memories as a boy in the 1950s that give some insight to the people and culture of Martinsburg in the 1950s. John likes to tell stories and over the years he has repeated the stories of his youth many times. His belief is that those years in Martinsburg influenced him all of his life. Some of the stories are historical in nature, some are colorful, and some are personal. He wishes that you enjoy them...

  • What's the Word in Williamsburg?

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|May 9, 2024

    The Williamsburg Community Farm Show will once again be having their annual Spring Craft Show on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Farm Show grounds. More than 80 vendors have signed up for this can’t-miss event. The Farm Show food booth will be selling breakfast sandwiches, hot sausage sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs. It will also be selling original recipe gobs. Of the other food vendors, some include those offering funnel cake and fried Oreos. “We are just excited for this annual event,” organizer Angie Walason said. “It’s...

  • Five Generations

    May 2, 2024

    Joining the Burket Family as the first of the fifth generation, Liam Vaughn Burkett would like to introduce the rest of his family starting in the front from left: Great-great grandmother Alice Geraldine Grove (holding Liam) and great grandmother Susan (Grove) Burkett. In the back, from the left, are Liam’s dad Caleb Vaughn Burkett and his grandfather Kenneth Vaughn Burkett....

  • 125 Years Ago

    May 2, 2024

    No Herald on file for May 4, this is from April 20. 1899. Harry Allender and Marion Patterson were buying up goods for their new Williamsburg grocery store. They were to occupy the building formerly used by Patterson’s undertaking establishment. Issac Bayer was remodeling the cellar and porch of his Loysburg home. S.F. Gates, one of Waterside’s prominent citizens, representing Woodcock & Curry, woolen manufacturers, announced that he would be a candidate for sheriff of Bedford County on the Republican ticket. Gov. Stone signed a bill ext...

  • 50 Years Ago

    May 2, 2024

    Herald of May 2, 1974 Nason Hospital created the new position of assistant administrator, and officials named John Kinney of Ohio to fill the position. In a separate note, Helen Beach of Martinsburg, director of nursing, announced her resignation, and Zelda Teeter was named interim director. About 350 persons attended the dedication service for the new church building at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg. The Most Rev. James J. Hogan, bishop for the Altoona- Johnstown Diocese, conducted Mass. A team of 30 men and 10 vehicles f...

  • 100 Years Ago

    May 2, 2024

    Herald of May 2, 1924 About 150 patrons and friends attended the surprise reception at the high school for Miss Emma Benson, a retiring teacher 42 years of service in school work. Twenty -seven were spent in the borough schools. A purse of $150 in gold was presented by her pastor, Rev. D.L. Shaffer. A black and gold banner with her named the number of years was made by the freshman girls and given earlier that week. While loading a railroad car in the Hollidaysburg shops. Charles Reighard of Bakers Summit was struck and killed by a shifting...

  • 25 Years Ago

    May 2, 2024

    Herald of May 6, 1999 Appleton Papers said it would invest $4.5 million to eliminate the use of elemental chlorine and sodium hypochlorite in the bleach plant at the Roaring Spring mill. The bleach plant conversion was one of six projects that were part of a $17.4 million investment in the pulp mill portion of the Roaring Spring. The Blair County Airport celebrated 50 years of commercial air service at the facility with a schedule of events planned over two days. Precipitation during the month of April totaled 8.02 inches. That was the highest...

  • 75 Years Ago

    May 2, 2024

    Herald of May 5, 1949 W. Michael Bechtel, supervisor of agriculture at Morrison Cove High School for 22 years, resigned the position to organize a new agricultural department in Saltsburg High School, Indiana County. Kenneth Wilson, 17, won honorable mentions through the Scholastic Creative Music Awards sponsored by Scholastic Magazines for his song the Lord is King with piano accompaniment and for a piano solo. He was the son of the Rev. and Mrs. M.G. Wilson of Martinsburg. John Hoover Kensinger, 76, former Martinsburg postmaster, died May 2...

  • 10 Years Ago

    May 2, 2024

    Herald of Dec. 26, 2014 The Kulp family of Mar- tinsburg RR hosted the sec- ond stop of the Center for Dairy Excellence’s Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Tour on April 11. Twenty-one high school students participated. The Spring Cove School Board voted to approve the realignment of the district and the K4 program at Mon- day’s meeting, April 28. The realignment and K4 program will initiate in the fall 2015 for the 2015-16 school year. U.S. Representative Bill Shuster (R-Hollidaysburg) stopped in Roaring Spring Friday, April 25, to tour the App...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Apr 25, 2024

    Herald of April 20, 1899 The grocery store of D.R. Ebersole at Lafayetteville was nearly destroyed by fire. The roof, rafters and gable ends of the upper floor were consumed in the flames. With hard work of neighbors, the flames were extinguished and the other buildings saved, but the stock was considerably damaged. Mr. Ebersole was not home at the time of the blaze. The fire was attributed to sparks from an engine going along the road, as there was no fire in the store for several days. Henry Heltzel and Charley Snyder moved their saw mill...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Apr 25, 2024

    Herald of April 25, 1974 Employees of Westvaco Corp. in Williamsburg were presented with certificates of commendaton from the National Safety Council for having no disabling injuries over a two-year time period, which included over 646,000 man-hours. Martinsburg Mayor Richard Moore honored borough employee Levi Wagner at a meeting of the Southcentral Pennsylvania Boroughs Association. Mr. Wagner was retiring after 41 years of service with the borough. Jean Patterson of Roaring Spring accepted a secretarial position with the U.S. Embassy in the...

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