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Mrs. Ashcom Badly Burned

Herald of March 28, 1895 Mrs. C.P. Ashcom’s hand and forearm were burned almost to a crisp by hot lard, which she spilled on herself at her Martinsburg home. She had been heating the lard in a large pan in the oven of the stove when she discovered...

 

12 inches of Snow Falls

Herald of April 2, 1970 This week the Nason Hospital marks its 70th birthday as a non-profit general hospital. A number of highways in the Blair County portion of Morrisons Cove have been scheduled for resurfacing this summer. A snowplow led the...

 

Easter Bunny Arrives

Herald of April 2, 1920 W.G. Young, for about thirty years one of Martinsburg’s well known business men, left yesterday to make his future home at Gettysburg, the scene of his boyhood days. Mr. Young, a cigar maker by trade, was employed by the...

 

BPW Surprises Forshey

Herald of March 30, 1995 Three long-time members were recognized by the Martinsburg Business and Professional Women’s Club for their length of service. Receiving certificates were Teddie Wineland, 25-year member; Elsie Hinish, 26-year member; and...

 

Eighteen Men Called Up

Herald of April 5, 1945 Eighteen men were summoned from the Cove by the Blair county draft board for induction this Thursday. These had all passed their tests at a previous date and were given ten days notice to appear for induction. They were to lea...

 

C-K's O'Harrow Retires

Herald of April 1, 2010 Superintendent of C-K schools since 1983, Mr. O’Harrow’s last day is June 30. He officially submitted his letter of resignation to the school board March 10. Work has begun on a new 2010-11 general fund budget for the...

 

A Different Kind of Tree Trimming

Sue Fernandes trims a magnolia tree outside her home along Market Street in Martinsburg. The tree only blooms for a few days each year, she said....

 

John Dibert Inducted Into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

John Dibert of Claysburg was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Dibert was initiated at Pennsylvania State University. Dibert is among...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear March, Thank you for all the gifts you have given to us in your days and all your surprises. Through my years of diary-keeping, your recorded temps were radical. One year in your hot sunshine, we donned flip flops and painted the outside barn...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

A “stay at home” request from the governor is the time to stay at home and be with your family. What better part of spending time with your family is there than being with them in the kitchen? Here are two casserole recipes you can cook together...

 

Man Falls from Load of Straw

Herald of March 21, 1895 Levi Sparr loaded a rail car with baled straw at Mount Etna for shipment to Altoona. S.C. Brantner, while in the act of loading the car, had the misfortune of losing his balance and fell backward to the ground, landing on...

 

S.C. Basketball Team Wins

Herald of March 26, 1970 Sherman Croft of Martinsburg, has been appointed manager of the Hershberger Memorial Swimming Pool for the 1970 season. 16 year family memberships are $150. The family rate for a single season is $16. Changes to the Sewage...

 

Broom Sale

Herald of March 26, 1920 The local W.C.T.U. on Friday evening, met in their Annual Due Social at the Martinsburg hotel. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, there were in attendance sixty-five members and friend of the W.C.T.U. Broom Sale...

 

Time to Celebrate

Herald of March 23, 1995 The Williamsburg Lady Pirate basketball team hammered District 7 champion Monessen, 82-39, to advance to the state’s Class A “Final Four.” Williamsburg (29-1) was scheduled to play Saegertown (30-0) in the Western...

 

Fire Destroys Home

Herald of March 29, 1945 A fire destroyed the Smith home along the Plum Creek Road leading from the Five Points in Roaring Spring to the former Plum Creek school building. The Smith place is about a mile northeast of the town. Mrs. Dorothy McGregor...

 

Aiello Earns Eagle Scout

Herald of March 25, 2010 Jeremy Aiello, 16, a sophomore at Central High School, advanced to Eagle Scout rank during a Boy Scout Court of Awards ceremony held March 15. His service project was a major upgrade to a 25-year-old storage shed at...

 

Women in the Pennsylvania Judiciary

In recognition of National Women's History Month, March is an ideal time to look at the history of women in the Pennsylvania judiciary as well as those women currently serving. It has been 90 years...

 

Provost Scholars

Students from Blair County have been recognized as Provost Scholars at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Said the Robin to the Sparrow, "I should really like to know Why these anxious human beings Rush about and worry so." Said the Sparrow to the Robin, "My friend, it must be That they have no Heavenly...

 

Five Reasons Why You Need a Financial Plan Before a Recession

With speculation swirling that the U.S. economy is heading for another recession, you might be wondering what you can do to protect yourself from feeling the pinch of a slowing economy. Experts agree...

 

Tips for Avoiding Credit Card Debt

Americans' credit card debt totaled $930 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, a $46 billion increase over the third quarter, according to recent data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. At...

 

CDC and Prevention Note that Travel Could Be Dangerous

The global travel industry has been in turmoil since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in December 2019. Many would-be travelers, including business travelers and vacationers, canceled previously planned trips or delayed future travel...

 

Teachers Use Parade Route to See Students

Teachers are by nature social creatures who are also driven to instill knowledge on our youth. Why else would one choose a profession that requires daily face-to-face interaction with children? Is it...

 

Three Things to Know About 401(k)s in 2020

Workplace retirement plans, including 401(k)s, 403(b)s and 457 plans, provide an important long-term savings tool for many Americans. About 55 percent of U.S. workers across public and private sectors participated in workplace retirement plans in...

 

Central Names Rotary Student of the Month

Central High School senior Emma Lingenfelter has been named the school's Rotary Student of the Month for March. Emma is the daughter of Micah and Sarah Lingenfelter. Her school activities include...

 

Reading Across America

Read Across America Week was recently held at Martinsburg Elementary School. One day during the week each homeroom had a guest reader. Above, Brian Gahagan, Spring Cove School District board...

 

NB Middle School Recognizes Students

Northern Bedford County Middle School, Loysburg, has announced its Students of the Month for March. Grade 6 Kasey McElgin, daughter of John and Connie McElgin, participates in softball, chorus and...

 

Area Students Earn Degrees at Indiana, Pennsylvania

The following students from Blair County have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of December 2019 and January 2020 Claysburg: David Michael Cowher, M.S. in Applied Mathematics Duncansville: Andrew...

 

Building a Home? What to Ask Your Builder About Lighting

While lighting is an essential piece of new home design; it's often selected and installed at the end of the building process. What's more, statement-making decorative lighting is often not part of...

 

The Benefits of Smart Refrigerators

Smart technology can help people manage the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For example, people who utilize smart technology in their homes can adjust their thermostats, dim or increase lighting in a room, adjust the volume on their televisions,...

 

Home Interior Updates You Can Make to Create a 'Wow' Factor

Whether you want to customize and enhance your living spaces for your own enjoyment or you need to prepare to stand out in a buyer's market, creating that wow factor is easy to achieve, if you know...

 

How to Extend Your Living Area to Outdoor Spaces

When warmer weather arrives, it's all about spending time in your home's outdoor spaces. Here are a few new ideas for transforming your porch, deck or yard into an oasis of relaxation. Spruce Up...

 

A Lesson for Homeowners in Building a Backyard Retaining Wall

Flat, even landscapes are often coveted in backyards. However, flat backyards are not always so easy to find. Fortunately, varied terrain does not mean that certain landscaping plans are entirely off...

 

Proper Pruning is All About the Right Tool

If you are like most homeowners, you need to prune trees, shrubs, bushes and other plants in your yard from time to time. But do you know which tool is best suited for each particular job? Experts...

 

Did You Know?

When planning spring landscapes, homeowners should always group plants with similar water needs together. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, grouping plants with similar water needs together helps to conserve water, which can be an...

 

Top 5 Hottest Home Building Trends in 2020

These days, home trends are about more than good design and aesthetics – they're about creating spaces that reflect our values and are more comfortable and enjoyable to live in. From net-zero and...

 

Taking a Top-Down Approach to Home Exterior Updates

Whether you want to boost the beauty of your home for your own enjoyment or you’re looking to sell in the near future, experts recommend taking a top-down approach to evaluate the outside of your home. “When making updates to your home exterior,...

 

How to Design Your Dream Custom-Built Home

There are many advantages to designing your own home. Gone are the builder-basic styles, layouts that don't work for your family and exteriors you can't tell apart from your neighbors.' To help with...

 

Top Ways Homeowners Can Lighten Up Their Home Workspace

Many people have found themselves working from home. Whether setting up shop at the kitchen table or creating a complete home office, here are simple hacks to make your new work environment comfortable and productive. Begin by defining your workspace...

 

A Young Herald Reader

Sawyer Rose Cartwright, 20 months, of Altoona, keeps up with Cove news by reading her Herald. "I find the articles well-researched and written. Staff Writer Karen Bassler is my favorite. She seems...

 

Farmers Caught By Scam

Herald of March 14, 1895 Some area farmers were caught in a billboard privilege racket. They were asked to allow painters to place a sign on their fence for a few dollars to guarantee them that no one else would be permitted to paint a sign over...

 

McCurdy for G. Assembly

Herald of March 19, 2020 In this issue of the Herald, the formal announcement of the Hon. Samuel McCurdy as a candidate for the general assembly, from the Second Legislative district of Blair County. On important issues of the day, Mr. McCurdy has a...

 

Bronze Star Awarded

Herald of March 22, 1920 Rufus M. Replogle, aged 69, well known painter of New Enterprise met instant death Saturday afternoon at 3:15 o’clock when he fell a distance of more than thirty feet as the swinging platform on which he was standing gave...

 

New Building at Forshey's

Herald of March 19, 1970 Mrs. Fannie L. Wineland of Martinsburg, toured the Holy Land in February. Forshey’s Inc. of Martinsburg will hold open house this weekend at its new building, erected to replace facilities that were destroyed by a fire in...

 

Bithell Sets Scoring Mark

Herald of March 16, 1995 Central’s Ben Bithell set a new career Blair County scoring mark during the Dragons’ 58-55 PIAA inter-district loss to Seton LaSalle. Bithell’s 27 points gave him 2,106 for his career, edging him past long-time record...

 

Tasers Purchased

Herald of March 18, 2010 James C. O’Harrow, superintendent of the Claysburg-Kimmel School District since 1983, submitted his letter of resignation at the March 10 school board meeting. Mrs. Linda K. Smith was unanimously appointed superintendent...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

With heavy eyelids and burning eyes brought on by daylight saving time, we also bounced back and forth like a ball. March, with unpredictable moods, bounced us between winter and summer. But we're...

 

Reading Across America

Read Across America Week was recently held at Martinsburg Elementary School. One day during the week each homeroom had a guest reader. Third grader Holly Myers is reading to Jann Dalansky’s...

 

Fun Rainy-Day Tips for Families

On rainy days, it can be tempting to hand children devices and let them fall down a YouTube rabbit hole. After all, there can be a lot of hours to fill when the weather isn't cooperating with your...

 

Tips to Protect Your Winter Wardrobe

If you are like many people, your winter wardrobe requires a bit of extra care. Between fine cashmere sweaters, favorite woolen outerwear and your snazziest cocktail attire, your special care...

 

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