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 Life    August 6, 2020 

Mail Carrier Sent to Prison

Herald of Aug. 1, 1895 Benjamin F. Crider, Hopewell mail carrier, was sentenced to the Huntingdon Reformatory for stealing letters. Prof. John Lykens, moral instructor in the Huntingdon Industrial Reformatory, was visiting his brother I.H. Lykens....

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Schools to Observe the Flag

Herald of August 6, 1920 The people of Martinsburg were shocked when word reached the community on Aug. 6, that Stiles Irvin Miller, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Miller of 3rd Ave., Altoona, had died at Nason hospital at 9:30 o’clock...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Garber Awarded 'Treasure' Title

Herald of Aug. 3, 1995 Roaring Spring’s third annual “Living Treasure” award was presented Friday evening, July 28, to Eugene L. Garber, 81, in recognition of 60 years of volunteer work for various organizations and individuals around Roaring...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Tomato Harvest Begins

Herald of August 9, 1945 The tomato harvest in the Cove will start with Thursday and Friday being the days tentatively set. The Wagner building on N. Market is in the hands of painters this week. The color is cream with the window sash trimmed in bla...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

M-burg Borough Seeks Bids

Herald of August 8, 2010 Martinsburg Borough Council will seek bids to pave the parking area and alley behind the new borough building. Blair and Bedford County 4-H and FFA youth led their prize cattle into the junior dairy show ring Tuesday at...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Preparing for the Dairy Show

An abbreviated Blair/Bedford Youth and Open Dairy Show was held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 3 and 4, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The Blair and Bedford Youth Showmanship Contest...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    August 6, 2020 

Korb Freeman An 'Employer's Dream'

By KAREN BASSLER Staff Writer Korb Freeman loves his job. He works for Shirley's Cookies in Claysburg and can work almost any job on the line. And there isn't a job he doesn't like. "There is no...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Support for First Responders

More than 100 people participated in "Bridges for the Community" on Friday, July 31, walking from Prime Sirloin at the Meadows intersection to Legion Park on North Juniata Street in Hollidaysburg to...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Full of Concrete

Workers for Elmora-based Bassett Masonry Inc. pour concrete into metal forms of a new home under construction in the Edgewood Development along Basswood Drive just outside of Martinsburg. Workers...

 
 By Roseann Zimmerman    Life    August 6, 2020 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear July, Thank you for the gifts of beauty in summer. There is no secret that your days were simply summer. Your 31 days went over 80 degrees and over half of them went over 90 degrees. Your hot...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Fun at the Dairy Show

An abbreviated Blair/Bedford Youth and Open Dairy Show was held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 3 and 4, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The Blair and Bedford Youth Showmanship Contest...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Claysburg-Kimmel High Student Participates In National STEM Program

Conor Mauro, son of Rose and Guy Mauro of East Freedom, was one of 39 high school students taking part in the 31st annual High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute, which, for the first time, was conducted in a virtual format. The high...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Challenge Program Helps 3,900 Students

During the 2019-20 school year, through a partnership with The Challenge Program Inc. (TCP), nine businesses contributed a combined total of $45,000 to bring a motivational and workforce centered program to students in Blair County. TCP introduces...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Benefits of Learning a New Language

Students face many challenges during their academic careers. Overcoming those challenges not only sets a strong foundation for success in the classroom, but also outside of the classroom. Foreign language courses pose a significant challenge to many...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Mr., Mrs. Sherman Croft to Celebrate 70 Years Aug. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Croft of Martinsburg will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. The Crofts were married on Aug. 11, 1950, at Trinity United Methodist Church in...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Williamsburg's Eagle Scouts

The three young men who became Eagle Scouts in Williamsburg between 2019 and 2020 were recognized in a ceremony on Saturday evening, Aug. 1, at the Williamsburg VFW. Eagle Scouts recognized at the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    August 6, 2020 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

What’s better than relaxing in your backyard, or me next week on the beach with a nice, cold drink in your hand? Most of the time, we never get recipes for drinks – and here I am to give you three recipes for tasty summer drinks that will make...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    August 6, 2020 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Many, many years ago and even today, Saturday mornings were and are filled with memories of cartoons. Kids couldn’t wait to enjoy their cereal right next to the TV watching their favorite cartoon characters. I decided that this week’s question...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Department of Health: Take Precations to Protect Yourself in Extreme Summer Weather

The Department of Health has urged all Pennsylvanians to wear sunscreen and take additional steps to protect yourself and others from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation and potentially deadly heat-rel...

 

Library to Auction Off Queen-Sized Quilt

Stop in the Martinsburg Community Library and take a $10 chance on the beautiful quilt that is on display. The colorful quilt is queen size. Brenda Ritchey and Janet Gorman selected the material,...

 
 Life    August 6, 2020 

Beehive Inspection

Jack Krider (left) of rural Martinsburg watches as Pennsylvania State bee inspector Ken Hoover accesses the overall condition and health of Krider's beehives last week....

 

Police Chief's Nose Torn

Herald of July 25, 1895 The Roaring Spring police chief was hurt in an accident at the factory while helping Dr. Garver connect a chain that had become disconnected from the elevator. While the chief was holding the hook, the chain suddenly started u...

 

Guernsey Completes Record

Herald of July 30, 1970 James R. Russell of Roaring Spring was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 67 at Shawnee Park. Glenn W. Campbell of Hollidaysburg has accepted a position of principal of the...

 

Woodbury Elected Teachers

Herald of July 30, 1920 The school board of Woodbury township elected these teachers: J. Myers; Grace Brown; Lois Stayer; Pearl Frederick; Roxie Davis; Mary Keiper and Sue Rice. Both C.I. Detwiler and daughter of New Enterprise had been stricken...

 

C-K Girl Texas-Bound

Herald of July 27, 1995 Nichole Musselman, standout softball pitcher for Claysburg-Kimmel High School, was scheduled to travel to Texas to play in the national girls’ fastpitch softball tournament in August. Musselman, 16, was a pitcher for the...

 

Workers Needed for Cannery

Herald of August 2, 1945 The Blue Mountain Canneries is in urgent need of workers at the Martinsburg plant during the coming corn-canning season. Management is expecting a big season. Sgt. Ira Dean Butler, 27 of Martinsburg, has been honorably...

 

Dixon Named Little Miss

Herald of July 29, 2010 Northern Bedford’s architect presented three possible renovation designs for the district’s secondary building. Six-year-old Carly Dixon was named Little Miss Roaring Spring 2010. D. Merl Tipton Post 43, Veterans of...

 

Spray Job in Martinsburg

Brian Kranik uses an air compressor to paint the shutters of his North Market Street home on Saturday, July 25, in Martinsburg. Kranik took advantage of the warm weather – 87 degrees that day...

 

Five Ways to Heat Up Your Financial Plan This Summer

The lazy days of summer are often a carefree time, but this year is a bit different given the pandemic and a volatile stock market. Many Americans are feeling things like their health, job and...

 

Fun, Interesting Games to Play to Help Children Become a Financial Genius

Financial literacy is an important component of STEAM learning and a building block of a comfortable future. Unfortunately, many schools have limited programs. But there’s good news – not only can parents impart money-smarts at home – they can...

 

Area Students Earn Degrees At Frostburg St.

The following area students have earned degrees from Frostburg (Md.) State University for the spring semester. While the 156th commencement ceremony has been postponed, diplomas were still awarded to more than 650 candidates for degrees. Holly Akers...

 

Fire Co. Sells Out of Ox Roast

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company held its annual ox roast sale Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, at Morrisons cove Memorial Park. Above, Dodie Brown fills another order for ox roast sandwiches...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

My father was one to stand at night And look up at the sky At springtime moons and blue starlight And clouds that drifted by. He seemed to drink the fragrant air In natural, keen delight. One with...

 

Community Shows Appreciation to Police Department

Memorial Church of the Brethren in Martinsburg hosted a community and family event on July 22 to honor and appreciate the Martinsburg Borough Police Department. The event included tours of a police...

 

Danette Feathers Named to Dean's List

Danette Feathers, a library assistant student from Everett, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2020 semester at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem. Feathers was one of more than 2,150 high-achieving students who persevered...

 

Evan Cottle Earns Dean's List Honor at CPC

Evan Cottle, of Hopewell, has been named to the Central Penn College (Summerdale) dean’s list for the spring 2020 term. Cottle is currently majoring in legal studies. To qualify for the designation, an undergraduate student at Central Penn College...

 

Ideas Behind Strength-Based Parenting

Many a parent is familiar with the notion that children do not come with instruction manuals. Since babies are not born with instruction manuals, the best way to raise children is open to...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 30, 2020

Cyrus Simmons, 16, Makes Eagle Scout

According to research done in 2015, the average percent of Boy Scouts who actually make Eagle Scout was a surprising 6 percent. Over the last few months, our small town of Williamsburg has garnered...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 30, 2020

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Community Yard Sales Do not forget that the annual Williamsburg Community Yard Sales will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. Gun Raffle Canceled Due to the current pandemic, the Williamsburg and Alexandria Gun Raffle scheduled for...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    July 30, 2020

WW II Veteran Earns 'Quilt of Valor' for Service to His Country

James "Bernie" Beemiller, 95, of Everett, was awarded a Quilt of Valor at a private ceremony at Spring House Estates in Everett on July 15, 2020. Beemiller was nominated for the award by his daughter...

 

Fleet Reserve Assoc. Essay Winners

The Fleet Reserve Association recently announced this year's essay winners. This year's theme was "What My Vote Will Mean to Me." Winners were Victoria Waite, 2020 graduate of Central High School;...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    July 30, 2020

NE Hosts Tractor Pulls, Military Organization

The Greater Pennsylvania Military Preservation Association educated the community with a Vietnam display during the tractor pull show on July 18 at the Southern Cove Power Reunion show grounds in New...

 

Citizens Want Light in Tunnel

Herald of July 18, 1895 Roaring Spring citizens were circulating a petition to have the Pennsylvania Railroad hang an electric light in the arch below town. The tunnel was described as “a dark, dreary and dangerous place for night driving....

 

Loysburg PO to Move

Herald of July 23, 1970 The Loysburg Post Office was scheduled toi be moved to a new location after 30 years in its present quarters. Aug. 1 had been set as the tentative opening date for the new post office in the building formerly occupied by... Full story

 

Five Escapees Flee Bedford

Herald of July 23, 1920 On Friday night, July 16, five prisoners escaped from the Bedford County Jail. Later it was learned that a Dodge car belonging to William Gephard of West Pitt Street had been stolen from his garage and it was believed that...

 

Heat Consumes Cove

Herald of July 20, 1995 The thermometer at the Morrisons Cove office at the Mid-State Bank & Trust Co., Martinsburg, showed 112 degrees. The Flight Data Center at Blair County Airport reported 98 degrees. Area residents just knew it was extremely...

 

Flag Shown in Martinsburg

Herald of July 26, 1945 A large German flag which was made to fly over New York City when the Stars and Stripes would be pulled down, once the Germans captured the American metropolis, was shown in Martinsburg. The flag belonged to Sgt. Robert Wade... Full story

 

VFW Jr. Vice-Commander

Herald of July 22, 2010 Gary M. Anders of East Freedom, a member of Ray-Camp Post 7689, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roaring Spring, was installed as the state junior vice-commander of the Pennsylvania Department of VFW. The Pennsylvania Department of...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

This past spring when we hired professionals to cut down some of our dying trees, we also asked them about the mammoth maple tree that towers over our patio. Although my husband had trimmed a lot of...

 

Friendly Game of Cornhole

Roger Stock and his son Roger Jr., 15, take on some family members in a game of cornhole on Saturday, July 11, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The DeLuca/Salvaggio families were...

 

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