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Olivia Smith on Fall Dean's List at Davis & Elkins

Davis & Elkins College student Olivia Smith of Martinsburg has achieved the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester at the Elkins, W.Va., school. To earn the honor, full-time students must achieve a semester GPA of 3.6 to less than...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The warm water in the calf bucket relieved my cold hands. Rubber gloves didn't do much for protection against the frigid temperatures that suddenly came back to Morrisons Cove. Extra coats and gloves...

 

Herald Hits Southernmost Point

Jordan Gojmerac (left), 10, and Colby Gojmerac, 8, both of Roaring Spring, show off their favorite newspaper at the southernmost point of the United States. The Gojmerac boys traveled with their...

 

Area Students Graduate from Mount Aloysius

Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, conferred degrees upon 78 graduates during ceremonies held recently for students who had completed their degree requirements after the fall semester of 2019. The event took place at the College’s Athletic...

 

Cal Releases Dean's List

California University of Pennsylvania has announced its dean’s list for the 2019 fall 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. Area students...

 

Bill Would Ban Deer Hunting

Herald of Jan. 17, 1895 A bill was introduced in the state legislature to prohibit the killing of wild deer for a period of three years to allow the herd to be replenished. Dave Mentzer and Harry Spanogle of Roaring Spring trapped a silver tipped...

 

Train Blocks Curryville

Herald of Jan. 27, 1970 Route 866 traffic was blocked for 2 1/2 hours last Wednesday evening when a Penn Central Railroad locomotive became stalled on the Crossing in Curryville. Glenn F. Guyer of Martinsburg, who operates an excavating business,...

 

Summer College Session

Herald of Jan.9, 1920 Requests for information are already being received at the college office regarding the summer session. Friends of Morrison Cove college and Vocational school, boost the summer school at every opportunity. We are better...

 

'Mr. Community Center'

Herald of Jan. 19, 1995 Marion Ebersole, 87-year-old Woodbury resident who was always busy fixing or building, earned the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Woodbury Area Community Center Board of Directors for his continuing support of the center....

 

Airport In New Hands

Herald of Jan. 25, 1945 Just what will be the standing of the interests of the local fliers under the new set-up for the Martinsburg airport has not yet been determined. Starting with the first of the month, the airport will be under the management...

 

C-K School Starts Non-Profit

Herald of Jan. 21 2010 The Claysburg-Kimmel School District is in the process of establishing a non-profit corporation that will help acquire and distribute funds to provide for new programs for its students. According to the district...

 

Five-Generational Family

The Braxton Ray family of Williamsburg recently gathered for a five-generation family photo. Pictured are (from left): great-grandmother Vickie Bowers of Martinsburg, great-great-grandfather Levi...

 

Dr. Oellig Dies in Woodbury

Herald of Jan. 10, 1895 Dr. Charles Oellig, 75, one of the oldest residents of Woodbury, died at his home from paralysis of the brain. He was born in Waynesboro, Franklin County, and moved to Woodbury in 1842 at the age of 23. C.P. Ashcom withdrew...

 

Four-Generaltional Family

The Damien Harvey family recently gathered for a four-generation photo. Pictured are (from left): mother Jessica Harvey and son Damien Harvey, both of East Freedom; great-grandfather Levi Dick of...

 

Hungry Game Fed

Herald of Jan. 15, 1970 Sportsmen of the Cove area are actively engaged in feeding deer, turkeys and other wild animals and bird reported snowbound and starving in some localities. Both Martinsburg and Henrietta Sportsman’s Associations were...

 

Council Reorganizes

Herald of Jan. 16, 1920 Martinsburg Borough Council convened in regular session Monday evening, January 5, 1920, and was called to order by President H. E. Brown in the chair. Members present: H. E. Brown, H. R. Bowers, I. E. Brumbaugh, J. F. Greaser...

 

NB FFA to March in Parade

Herald of Jan. 12, 1995 The Northern Bedford Chapter of Future Farmers of America was invited to march in style Tuesday afternoon, Jan 17, in the Governor’s Inaugural Parade at Harrisburg, after Governor-Elect Tom Ridge would take office....

 

Wildlife In Need Of Food

Herald of Jan. 18, 1945 That much of the game on the mountains surrounding the Cove and in the Barrens section is suffering from lack of food, if not actually perishing, is the word that is brought back by men who during the past week or two have vis...

 

M-Burg To Study Buildings

Herald of Jan. 14 2010 Martinsburg Borough Council members looking forward to construction of a new municipal building in the spring, also are considering plans for the current building. Randy Stoltz, borough manager, spoke about the new municipal bu...

 

Area Students Graduate from Indiana, Pa.

The following students from Bedford County have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of August 2019 and December 2019. Graduates, their hometowns, majors and degrees are: Everett: Alison Shirley Caddy,...

 

Hunter Named to Dean's List at Clarion, Pa.

Jennica Hunter of Claysburg was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. To earn placement on the dean's list, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 grade-point...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Like a yo-yo, last week's weather fluctuated drastically. The snowy afternoon on Tuesday when I biked home from an action-packed day along Fair Valley Road, was lovely but not so deep that I had to pu...

 

Community Chorus Begins Preparations for Spring Concert

Despite snow, fog and freezing temperatures on Tuesday, Jan. 7, the dedicated folks of the Cove Community Chorus began practice at Bare Memorial Church of God in Roaring Spring for the spring...

 

Interior Design Trends on the Horizon in the Coming Year

The beginning of the new year is a natural time to think about refreshing the look of your home, and in 2020, "cozy" and "warm" are trending keywords for interior design, according to experts, with lu...

 

Looking to Purchase a Home? This Could Be Your Year

If buying a home is on your near-future to-do list, experts say that 2020 may be a good year to make it happen. Mortgage interest rates are near historic lows, providing you with the opportunity to finance a new home purchase at a much lower cost. Ac...

 

Martinsburg Library Names New Part-Time Assistant

There is a new face at the Martinsburg Community Library. Shaena Brantner, a native of Williamsburg and daughter of Charles and Nancy Brantner, started working part time at the library in November...

 

Kelsey Dick, Brady Ebersole to Marry in May 2020

Kelsey Jo Dick and Brady Clair Ebersole, both of Martinsburg, are engaged to be married. Miss Dick is the daughter of Richard and Melissa Dick of Henrietta, rural Martinsburg. She is a 2014 graduate...

 

Herald Travels to Iceland

Diana Dodson of Martinsburg and Heather Dodson of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, traveled to Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland, Oct. 9-14 for their mother-and-daughter trip. While...

 

Blair 4-H Team Has 'Great Time' Grading Potatoes at Farm Show

The 2020 4-H Potato Grading and Identification Contest was held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show on Jan. 7 with a record number of contestants. One-hundred and thirty-nine 4-H members from across the...

 

Market Livestock Show

Blair County was well represented at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show at the market livestock show. Those who attended were (from left): Front row: Lynnae Dibert, MiKayla Burket, Drew Heltzel and...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 10, 1895 Dr. Charles Oellig, 75, one of the oldest residents of Woodbury, died at his home from paralysis of the brain. He was born in Waynesboro, Franklin County, and moved to Woodbury in 1842 at the age of 23. C.P. Ashcom withdrew...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 16, 1920 Martinsburg Borough Council convened in regular session Monday evening, January 5, 1920, and was called to order by President H. E. Brown in the chair. Members present: H. E. Brown, H. R. Bowers, I. E. Brumbaugh, J. F. Greaser...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 18, 1945 That much of the game on the mountains surrounding the Cove and in the Barrens section is suffering from lack of food, if not actually perishing, is the word that is brought back by men who during the past week or two have vis...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 15, 1970 Sportsmen of the Cove area are actively engaged in feeding deer, turkeys and other wild animals and bird reported snowbound and starving in some localities. Both Martinsburg and Henrietta Sportsman’s Associations were...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 12, 1995 The Northern Bedford Chapter of Future Farmers of America was invited to march in style Tuesday afternoon, Jan 17, in the Governor’s Inaugural Parade at Harrisburg, after Governor-Elect Tom Ridge would take office....

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 14 2010 Martinsburg Borough Council members looking forward to construction of a new municipal building in the spring, also are considering plans for the current building. Randy Stoltz, borough manager, spoke about the new municipal bu...

 

Nason's First Baby of 2020

Congratulations to the Radford family of Duncansville. Baby boy Miles Berton Radford was born at 6:07 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3,, 2020, making him the Conemaugh Nason Medical Center 2020 New Year's Baby....

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"Before us lies A new year.... ... like an unopened package ... like an unread book, ... like an untrod pathway. It is new, and it lies in our hands to use to His glory or for our pleasure. God has...

 

How to Plan a Wedding Ceremony

Months of planning is par for the course for couples about to tie the knot. Much of that planning concerns the reception, and rightfully so. Receptions last longer than ceremonies, and couples are...

 

Laura Ritchey Becomes Bride of Logan Williams

Laura Ritchey and Logan Williams were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the Woodbury Church of the Brethren. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Cindy Ritchey of...

 

Martinsburg Native Named As One of Top 100 NC Nurses

Sandy Waugaman, daughter of Bob and Pat Fleegle of Martinsburg, has been selected as one of the 2019 Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina. Waugaman is a 1979 graduate of Central High School,...

 

Sottile to Wed Eberhart

Robert and Sharlene Sottile of Roaring Spring have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lauren, to Cody Eberhart, son of George and Brenda Eberhart of Everett. Miss Sottile is a 2010 graduate...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Elvin O. and Karen F. (Newswanger) Weaver of New Enterprise are the parents of a son, Wayne N. Weaver, born at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at home. The infant weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces and...

 

A Guide to Hosting A Daytime Wedding

Weddings dot the social calendars of millions of people across the globe. The Association for Wedding Professionals International says every year an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed in...

 

CBD Education 101: How Do I Take CBD Products?

Note: This is one in a series of articles about CBD. I’m hoping to educate the Cove about this beneficial substance, remove some mysteries and clear up some misinformation. If you have any questions about CBD, please send an email to me at...

 

Scenes from the Pennsylvania Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation's largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibitors....

 

Cove Lions Club Assists Family

Charlie Clapper of New Enterprise passed away on Aug. 22, 2018. He left behind a handicapped daughter, Beth, and a disabled wife, Robin. The Clappers have struggled with hardships throughout their lives. Beth was a small child when she was hurt on...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 3, 1895 Steward Bridenbaugh furnished the 121 inmates of the almshouse with a fine Christmas dinner. Fifteen turkeys were prepared for them. After the dinner a religious service was held in the chapel. At the close of the service each...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 8, 1970 Williamsburg Borough lost a new police chief even before he took office, but council at a special meeting elected another who will take office Jan. 12. Jack Fortney of Mount Union who had been elected by council in November to...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Jan.9, 1920 Farmer’s Week at the College is just upon us. We want to make this February week the most profitable as well as the most pleasant ever. You can help do this by boosting now and attending later. Every farmer who attended the...

 

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