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Spreading A Winter Safety Message

Central High School art students recently participated in PennDOT's annual Paint the Plow contest. This year's theme is, "Dont Rush in Ice and Slush." The students who worked on the plow are (from...

 

Herald Visits the Grand Canyon

Dr. Rodney Claycomb of New Zealand and Robert and Eileen Claycomb of Lafayettesville recently visited with family Lee and Stella Royer of Henderson, Nev., formerly of Martinsburg. They spent a day... Full story

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Thankfulness is not a seasonal dress, (writes Elizabeth Lathrop Powers,) To wear awhile and then pack away; It is a garment meant for daily wear, Not just to decorate the holiday. Its colors will not...

 

Halloween Fun

The Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company was visited by masked strangers looking for candy on Halloween night. Firefighter Shannon Robertson gladly handed over the goodies to mask-wearing brothers... Full story

 

Trick or Treat at the Village

The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, came alive with more than 100 giggling children dressed in Halloween costumes on Saturday, Nov. 2. The residents lined up in the hall in chairs and...

 

Flintstones at Trunk or Treat

Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church on Reservoir Road, Hollidaysburg, held its trunk or treat on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the church parking lot. This year's event was outstanding with many persons...

 

Imlers to Host Singles Group At RS Home

All Christian Singles are invited to a Thanksgiving dinner and a time of music and praise at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Pete and Carol Imler’s barn in Roaring Spring. Gospel singer Tom Smith of Everett and Pastor Rod Donaldson of Saxton will be...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Andrew Burkholder and Jolene Nolt (Zimmerman) Reiff of Woodbury are the parents of a son, Tristan Eric Reiff, who was born at 10:13 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at home. The infant weighed 8 pounds,...

 

Steeles Celebrates 70 Years of Marriage

Don and Sara Jane Steele of Hopewell celebrated 70 years of marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the fire hall of the Southern Cove Fire Company in New Enterprise. A homemade turkey dinner...

 

Beaches Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

James "Jim" and Naomi Ruth (Sheterom) Beach of Graystone Court, Roaring Spring, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. In honor of this milestone, their daughters held a...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 8, 1894 The November election resulted in a Republican voter landslide. Blair County gave General Hastings, the winner for Governor of Pennsylvania, a 44,147 vote plurality. The Republicans of Martinsburg and surrounding areas had a...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 14, 1919 The big celebration of the anniversary of Armistice day, by the people of Morrisons Cove, staged to take place at Roaring Spring, was a great success. Between eight and ten thousand people were present in spite of unfavorable...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 16, 1944 Corporal George Landis Rodkey, 26, of Piney Creek, was killed in action in France on Oct. 25. Word of his death was received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Rodkey on Wednesday of this week. Two Cove brothers had a...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 13, 1969 Central High School’s fire-breathing Scarlet Dragons soared to their first undefeated-untied season in the ten-year history of the school with a 31-6 victory over Chief Logan at Lewistown. Jubilant Central fans returned to...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 10, 1994 The borough of Roaring Spring and Martinsburg are considering the implementation of a recycling program. Both towns are served by some of the same haulers. If some are licensed to collect recyclables in Roaring Spring, they...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 12 2009 Roaring Spring Borough boosted real estate taxes by two mills with the possibility it could drop by 4 1/2 mills by January. The end result of the move would be a $20,000 gain to balance the borough’s 2010 general fund...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 1, 1894 The safe in the post office in Roaring Spring was blown open by burglars and $399 worth of stamps, a sum of money, a lot of jewelry and some valuable papers were stolen. Arrested and charged with the offense were Daniel Price,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 6, 1969 Martinsburg and Roaring Spring have been promised better cable television service within a month. At the borough council meetings of both communities Monday night, a representative of United Transmission Inc., explained the...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 3, 1919 Roaring Spring and Morrison Cove is agog with excited expectation of the splendid and unusual features of the Armistice Day celebration to be held on Tuesday, November 11th, plans and preparations for which have been...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 3, 1994 An accident in McKee Gap early Monday knocked off a utility pole, interrupted electrical service to businesses and homes and forcing heavy traffic to be re-routed through Narrow Plum Creek roads. The mishap happed at 5:26 a.m....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 9, 1944 For the second time within a period of a little over a month, members of the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire company were given a useless run when Saturday mid-night they were called to the mountain above Salemville only to find an...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 5 2009 When D. Merl Tipton Post 43, Veterans of Foreign Wars, prepares a Veterans Day banquet for its members and guests, Sandra Showalter will have a finger in the pot. The McKee single mother of two has more than just military...

 

New Members of Alpha Beta Chapter

On Sept. 17, Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society inducted two new members at Hoss's Steak and Sea House in Bedford. Yvonne Bowser (right), an educator for 17 years, has served at...

 

First-Responders Lunch

Saint Patrick Catholic School in Newry hosted a lunch for area first-responders on Friday, Oct. 25. This is the third year the school has invited police, firefighters and EMTs to have lunch with the...

 

Golf Tourney Raises Money

Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724 hosted its 10th annual golf scramble on Aug. 17 at the Sylvan Hills Golf Course, Altoona. A meal followed the tournament, catered by the Duncansville...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

It was this past springtime when my little greenhouse was all empty that I noticed some purple wandering jew vines still growing under the table, without pots. I yanked them loose and threw them in a...

 

Sonja King Retires from Mutual Benefit Group

Sonja King of Huntingdon retired on Sept. 20 as a commercial lines fast-track underwriter with Mutual Benefit Group following a 29-year career in insurance. A graduate of Altoona School of Commerce...

 

NB Middle School Recognizes Students

Northern Bedford County Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for September and October. September Ian Bithell, sixth grade, son of Liz and Dave Bithell Justina Thomas, sixth grade, daughter of Lorraine Thomas, participates in...

 

Northern Bedford Challenge Program

Students at Northern Bedford County High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program Inc. during a kick-off assembly at their school. The assembly theme was "Future Influencers:...

 

Junior Fair Person Award

Macy Walason (third from left), 19, of Alum Bank, was honored by the Pennsylvania State Fair Association on Oct. 24, with the Junior Fair Person Award for Zone 3. There are 24 fairs represented in...

 

Plat Book a Useful Tool for Hunters, Outdoorsmen

With the arrival of archery season and the approach of rifle season, many people will be heading out to enjoy nature in the woods of Pennsylvania with hopes of bagging a nice buck. Hunting public property provides many opportunities for you to hunt...

 

Herald Travels to Outer Banks

Cara Lourenna "Smith" Rinker of Huntingdon and special friend Paul Crabtree of Venango County were spending Aug. 10-17 at Outer Banks-Salvo, N.C. They are holding a copy of the Aug. 8, 2019, edition...

 

Herald travels by train to West Virginia

Deborah Scully, Lee Worley, Linda Strobert and Joyce Wilt took a copy of the Oct. 10, 2019, edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald while they toured with Freedom Excursions on the Potomac Eagle...

 

Williamsburg Trick-or-Treat

Trick or Treat was held for Williamsburg on Saturday evening, Nov. 2, due to the windy and rainy weather on Thursday evening. Out for some treats were Ingrid Parks, 9; Juliana Houck, 8; and Emma...

 

Williamsburg Trick-or-Treat

Trick or Treat was held for Williamsburg on Saturday evening, Nov. 2, due to the windy and rainy weather on Thursday evening. Out for some treats were Abbie Merritts, Allee England, Morgan Reighard...

 

Williamsburg Trick-or-Treat

Trick or Treat was held for Williamsburg on Saturday evening, Nov. 2, due to the windy and rainy weather on Thursday evening. Out for some treats were Makenna Prough, 8; Kaylee Prough, 4; and Myah...

 

Martinsburg High School Class of 1949 Celebrates 70 Years

The Martinsburg High School Class of 1949 met at the Bistro restaurant in Martinsburg on Sept. 7, 2019, to celebrate its 70th year. Of the 21 class graduates, 10 are still living with four attending...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Tomatoes from our gardens, unless they are preserved, will rot. Sometimes, though, the small amount of ripe fruit doesn't merit the messy setup to can them. Learning from my daughter's friend that...

 

Trunk-or-Treat Event at Long's A Huge Success

Long's Outpost in Martinsburg was alive with Halloween music Saturday, Oct. 26. Nineteen decorated car trunks lined the parking lot and more than 220 children dressed in Halloween attire enjoyed...

 

Taste of the Cove Raises $11,000 for the Martinsburg Library

The Martinsburg Community Library's fifth annual Taste of the Cove event was held Oct. 19 at the Givler Cultural Center at Homewood in Martinsburg, with 140 in attendance to support the library. The...

 

Children Enjoy Pumpkin' Picking Perfection at Kladder Station

"Coming into Kladder Station," the conductor announced as the powerful steam engine rounded the bend. Up ahead, the green grass accentuated the gleaming orange pumpkins. "Time to pick your pumpkins!"...

 

Northern Bedford High School Class of 1969

The Northern Bedford High School Class of 1969 held its 50-year class reunion Sept. 28 at the Bistro in Martinsburg. The group held a tailgate party at the high school Sept. 27 and attended the...

 

Tussey Mining Co. Formed

Herald of Oct. 25, 1894 The Tussey Mountain Mining & Smelting Co. was organized at the Park Hotel in Roaring Spring. Officers were Hon. D.D. Morrell of Henrietta, president; W.S. Nicodemus of Martinsburg, secretary and treasurer; and W.S. Taylor of...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 3, 1919 September 29 marked a new era in the educational history of Morrisons Cove for on this day was initiated the Morrisons Cove Vocational school–a school which fits the boys and girls for farm and home. Why not? When we think of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 12, 1944 Residents along some of the highways leading out of Martinsburg were somewhat amazed Monday and Tuesday in seeing loads of tomatoes going away from Martinsburg instead of toward the H. J. Heinz receiving station in the town. A...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 30, 1969 Talking Books and tape recordings for the blind or otherwise handicapped will be sought for the Martinsburg Community Library under state and federal programs which make such matters available. The Martinsburg Library Board...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 27, 1994 The Martinsburg Municipal Authority heard a tentative proposal for a 35-percent increase in the 1995 water budget. If the proposal passes the increase will mean that the minimum rate for water customers will increase from...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 29 2009 With dairy farmers getting milk checks at 1970s levels, it’s time for action, speakers said Thursday evening at a meeting on milk prices. About 300 people turned out for the meeting at Central High School and heard four...

 

Trunk or Treat!

Long's Outpost in Martinsburg hosted a trunk-or-treat event Saturday, Oct. 26. more than 220 children dressed in Halloween attire went from trunk to trunk gathering treats. Shown are Aden Thomas as...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Tomorrow starts a countdown to my favorite holiday of the year – Thanksgiving. There is nothing more enjoyable to me than sitting down with my family to enjoy a fabulous meal surrounded by love and laughter. For the next few weeks, I am going to... Full story

 

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