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Splashdown at the Park

Leah Pugh, 9, of Hollidaysburg, comes off the water slide at Hershberger Memorial Pool in Martinsburg Friday, July 12 . More than 150 children from the Blair Regional YMCA (formerly the Hollidaysburg...

 

CKHS Class of 1969

The Claysburg-Kimmel Class of 1969 had its 50th reunion on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29. A picnic get-together was held at the home of Rich and Sandy Allison in Claysburg on Friday evening,...

 

International Friends Visit RS

The Roaring Spring Historical Society was delighted to welcome more international friends to its monthly "Ice Cream Special" event June 16. Central High School alumna and former exchange student from...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"The hyenas stopped. Then another roar tore the air. The hyenas listened and then, after two more ear-splitting roars, they ran off." I stopped reading here in Chapter 6, "The Plains of Death" in the...

 

Braden Ebersole Earns Degree at Frostburg St. U.

Braden Ebersole, of New Enterprise, recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Frostburg (Maryland) State University during its 154th commencement ceremonies. FSU President Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk conferred nearly 700...

 

Pennsylvania Ag Dept. Urges Residents to Check Rhododendron for Disease

This spring, Pennsylvania was among 28 states where retailers received rhododendrons which may have been exposed to a plant pathogen called Phytophthora ramorum. The pathogen causes infectious disease in popular Pennsylvania plants and shrubs...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

For the last four years of my life, I have been blessed with the presence of a little girl in my preschool class – Julia Kuzar. She is the definition of an “old soul,” whose wittiness, sense of humor and sweet personality have delighted many a...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

We are all about having fun on this page, so I decided this week we needed a fun question. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, “Growing up, who was your biggest celebrity crush?” Here is what a few had to say: Scott Kyler: Kelly...

 

Youth Have Crossed Bridges for 11 Years

What do you get when you cross Williamsburg youth with summer community service and recreational activities? You get the Bridge Project. The Bridge Project is in its 11th year in Williamsburg and is...

 

Allison Reunion to Be Held Sunday in Williamsburg

The 95th annual Samuel Allison clan reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Williamsburg Riverside Park Pavilion. Relatives are asked to gather at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and bring a picnic hot and cold dish to share at 1:30 p.m....

 

'Joy' in the City

Mill Hill Farms, Williamsburg, brought "Joy" to the Williamsburg Senior Center on Friday, July 12, for Cow Appreciation Day. It was Joy's first time in the city....

 

Where There Is Great Love, There Are Always Miracles

The signs lining the parking lot at First United Methodist Church of Hollidaysburg for the Zack Hinish Foundation annual Yard Sale on Saturday, July 13, said it all. "No Prices. Donations Accepted."...

 

Horse Show Showcased in Williamsburg

Herald photographer Gary M. Baranec attended the Open Horse Show on Sunday, July 14, at Williamsburg....

 

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club Installs Officers for '19-20 Year

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club installed Christina L. Dively as its new president. Dively will serve in this capacity through June 2020. Joining Dively as officers for the 2019-20 fiscal year are...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    July 18, 2019 

Southern Cove Power Reunion Treks 17 Miles on Tractors

On Saturday, June 29, the Southern Cove Power Reunion Group, led by Bob Detwiler, started its 17-mile ride from Crossroad Bible Church in Cessna to Dutch Corner and back past the Bedford Airport....

 

Good Luck, Kid

Trainer Sheri Conn gives some last-minute instructions to Zoey Furman, 8, of Davisville, before the start of the Showmanship Competition Sunday morning, July 14, during the Williamsburg Horse Show...

 

Cooling off at Hershberger Memorial Pool

Herald photographer Gary M. Baranec visited Hershberger Memorial Pool in Martinsburg on Friday, July 12....

 

Herald Visits the Netherlands

Cletus "Bud" Reasey of Roaring Spring traveled to the Netherlands in December 2018 to visit a family friend, Wanda Gielen of the providence of Limburg. It was a dream come true for Bud, who visited...

 

Old Mortar, New Brew in H-burg

Irony is always fascinating. If you know much at all about Allegheny Street in the Borough of Hollidaysburg, you know that the buildings are architecturally fascinating, built close together, of vario...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Published by Our Daily Bread Ministries are little booklets called Discovery Series, written by different authors. Usually I sort-of-like “plow” through them and forget what I read, but last week when I was snapping green beans, the newest...

 

Readers Enjoy Online Version

Morrisons Cove Herald correspondent Jill Brubaker Reigh (front) wanted to take the Herald to Orlando for her family to see but her plane departed on July 5 before the paper edition arrived. So she...

 

Nason's First June Baby

Denae Hershberger (left), the Bedford County Dairy Princess, recently presented a basket featuring items related to dairy to a newborn baby, Sadie Diehl, who is from Bedford County. Sadie is the...

 

Valley Rural Electric Sponsors Annual Youth Tour to D.C.

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative sponsored 15 high school students from eight school districts on the 2019 Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 16-21. The teens, who just completed the...

 

St. Francis University Names Students to Spring 2019 President's, Dean's Lists

More than 750 Saint Francis University (Loretto) students made one of the spring 2019 honor's lists: president’s or dean’s. To achieve either of the two honor’s list, students must have full-time status and attain a quality-point average of...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Elvin and Brenda Zimmerman of New Enterprise welcomed a son, Evan, at 6:24 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at home. Evan’s siblings are Valerie, 10; Gabriel, 8; Janene, 5; and William, 3. Maternal grandparents are Isaac and Anna Mary Zimmerman of...

 

Allegany College of Maryland Recognizes 277 Graduates

Allegany College of Maryland recognized 277 graduates at the conclusion of the recent spring 2019 session. The graduates earned a total of 316 associate degrees and certificates. The graduates who are residents of Pennsylvania and the degree or...

 

How's the Weather Up There?

A group of roofers got an early start ripping shingles off a house on Bedford Street in Claysburg on Saturday morning, July 6. The early morning fog and gray skies gave way to a sunny afternoon...

 

Twilight Twirlers Crowned Champs

The Twilight Twirlers competition pee wee and juvenile dance twirl teams were crowned regional champions and its junior dance twirl team was crowed first runner-up on May 25. These awards were...

 

RS Lions' President

Newly installed Lion President Marti Reffner is handed the gavel from outgoing President Travis Wagner at the June 4 meeting of the Roaring Spring Lions Club. The Lions Club wishes to thank the...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

I kneel on warm ground by loaded rows Of small green peas that my garden grows, Feeling a kinship with summer and God Each time I pick a ripe, green pod. In my kitchen, I hull away The covering from my food bouquet, Exposing small jewels of...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    July 5, 2019

Wish Comes True for Hospice Patient at The Village

Russell Crownover, 89, a Hospice patient at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, was recently a recipient of the Dandelion Project. The Dandelion Project is unique to VIP Hospice, Erica Coppers...

 

Bedford's First June Baby

Denae Hershberger (left), the Bedford County Dairy Princess, recently presented a basket featuring items related to dairy to a newborn baby, Sadie Diehl, who is from Bedford County. Sadie is the...

 

Alyssa Reed Wins $1,000 Scholarship, Named Horatio Alger State Scholar

Alyssa Reed of Roaring Spring is one of 162 students across the country to receive a Make An Impact scholarship from Modern Woodmen of America. The award recognizes young Modern Woodmen members who ha...

 

Milk: The Best Drink To Reduce Burn From Chili Peppers

People who order their Buffalo wings especially spicy and sometimes find them to be too “hot,” should choose milk to reduce the burn, according to Penn State researchers who suggest it does not matter if it is whole or skim. The research...

 

Anna Ormsby On Dean's List At Geneva Col.

Anna Ormsby, a business major from Martinsburg, was named to Geneva College’s dean's list for the spring 2019 semester. To be eligible for this recognition, students in traditional programs must earn a GPA of at least 3.6 while passing 12 credit...

 

Taylor Conley On Dean's List at Iowa State

Taylor Conley, of New Enterprise, was named to the spring 2019 dean’s list in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, Ames. The dean’s list honors students who were enrolled in 12 credit hours and earned a 3.5...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    July 5, 2019

'Little Miss' Pageant Returns to Life at Memorial Park

The Little Miss Morrisons Cove Pageant came to life once again on Monday, July 1, at Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The gymnasium at the park held more than 250 people who came to view their loved...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s picnic time at the Gorsuch house! We love any excuse to have some good old-fashion picnic food. One of my favorite TV chefs, Arlene Williams, serves up some inspiration for these two delicious recipes that may accompany any picnic. Patriotic...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

By now, you readers should know how big of a sweet tooth I have. It probably gets bigger in the summer months. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What is your favorite dessert? Here is what a few had to say: Maureen England:...

 

Health By Choice Names First Intern

Health By Choice Education and Research in New Enterprise recently welcomed its first Intern, Morgan Instone, 20, a senior at Juniata College, Huntingdon. Instone is a graduate of Bishop McCort Cathol...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Being shackled with velvet chains to my garden doesn't hurt. In fact, usually I never think about being bound. But last week I remembered. Instead of chains, however, which would never budge, I thought of them as rubber bands. They stretched and let...

 

Treasures Abound in Hollidaysburg for Area Art Lovers

The second annual Hollidaysburg Art Walk, sponsored by the Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council (HAAC), featured eight treasures within a short walking distance of the historic Diamond district. The Art Wa...

 

Pastor Receives the Prestigious Rev. Walden M. Holl Award

During the Allegheny Lutheran Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America held in Altoona in June, Pastor Ed Harshbarger was presented with the prestigious Rev. Walden M. Holl Award....

 

Two for the Road

William "Fippy" Davis (on right) of Martinsburg celebrated his 93rd birthday on Sunday, June 23, 2019, by riding a tandem bike for the first time. Leading the ride through Martinsburg was Fippy's...

 

Area Students on Dean's List at California U. Pa.

California University of Pennsylvania has announced its dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester. Dean’s list students are undergraduates attending full-time and have earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher for the semester. The following...

 

Outstanding Academic Achievement

As is the custom at its commencement ceremony, Northern Bedford County High School recognized particular seniors for outstanding academic achievement in certain academic and service areas. Seniors...

 

NB Graduates Say Goodbye to Parents

Six Northern Bedford High School students from the Class of 2019 had parents who were employed with the school district. Parents with their graduates are (from left): Stacy Pressel with daughter...

 

Local Daycare Children Get Hands-on Lesson in Fire Safety

In the event of a residential fire, preschool-aged children are the most vulnerable when it comes to suffering serious injuries or worse. According to the American Red Cross, children under the age...

 

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