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Cove Relay Director Earns National Honor

American Cancer Society Senior (ACS) Community Development Manager Jen Barron of Somerset was recently recognized with the American Cancer Society Regions Club Award. The Regions Club Award is...

 

NE Man Leads Convoy of Dreams

On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Bedford Fairgrounds came to life with big rigs, big hearts, and big dreams. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Bedford County held its second annual truck convoy. Under the...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 20, 1894 Jacob Camerer, about 45, of Roaring Spring, formerly of Martinsburg, was crossing a railroad culvert at 24th Street and Ninth Avenue in Altoona when he fell 15 feet to the street below and broke his neck. He died a short...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept, 26, 1919 Williamsburg was the scene of a great welcome home celebration for the soldiers and sailors of the town and adjoining districts on Saturday. The events of the day were marked by the presence of Charles M. Schwab, a native of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 28, 1944 A project that will combine utility and beauty has been started on the old Ashcom farm, now owned by Dr. J.W. Hershberger, Martinsburg physician. Three large fish dams are being constructed along the highway leading to the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 25,1969 Cadet Burton K. Ake, son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver K. Ake of Martinsburg RD2, is one of more than 750 cadets who have entered their senior year at the U.S. Air Force Academy. As he began his fourth year at the Academy, Cadet Ake...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 22, 1994 Mrs. Peggy R. Shaffer, business manager and board secretary of the Spring Cove School District, was awarded the Pennsylvania School Study Council Excellence in Administration plaque and engraved desk bell for her “many...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 24,2009 Sept. 22, a crane and flatbed truck delivered a baby in Roaring Spring-a beautiful six-foot 1,200-pound, bronze baby dragon. It was delivered to those that represents-the students of Spring Cove Elementary School in Roaring...

 

Herald to Assist Area Pet Shelters

The Morrisons Cove Herald is accepting cat food, dog food, cash and cleaning supplies to be donated to area pet shelters. Donations may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Herald office, 113 N. Market St.,... Full story

 

Lunch-Time Feeding at Henry's Pond

Yvonne Mingle of Williamsburg uses part of her lunch hour from First National Bank to feed the many geese and mallards at Henry's Pond in Martinsburg. While eating lunch in her car the birds will...

 

Northern Bedford FFA Members Compete at 'The Big E'

The FFA Milk Quality and Products FFA team from Northern Bedford traveled to the Eastern States Exposition, commonly known as "The Big E," in West Springfield, Mass., for competition Sept. 12-15. The...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The waning moon seemed to look down on me where I lay in the back of the moving vehicle. The baggage beside me didn't seem to mind the bumps in the road, but to me the bumps were brain-rattling and...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel to Celebrate Homecoming This Weekend

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28, will be the 50th anniversary of the Claysburg-Kimmel Alumni Homecoming celebration. Some changes have been made to the Friday night schedule beginning this year. The Claysburg-Kimmel Alumni Association was notified r...

 

Alyssa Reed Receives $8,000 Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation of the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons recently chose Alyssa Reed of Roaring Spring as a 2019 recipient of the Grand Lodge Higher...

 

Heritage Fair Raises $24,000 for District, Camp Blue Diamond

Camp Blue Diamond, Petersburg, had a great turnout for the Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren's 39th annual Heritage Fair Saturday, Sept. 21. Attendees had the opportunity to milk a...

 

Jacey Myers Volunteers at California Camp

Jacey Myers of Roaring Springs has recently undertaken a Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) assignment with Camp Steven in Julian, Calif. Camp Steven is a year-round camp and conference center with an...

 

Seven Traits to Look for While Searching for a Financial Planner

When looking for a financial planner who can bring all the pieces of your financial life together and put you in the driver’s seat of your own financial future, experts say it’s important to look beyond his or her resume. While a financial planne...

 

Students Receive Scholarships at Frostburg State

Frostburg (Md.) State University has announced the following area students have received scholarships for study at the university. Brittany Ebersole, of New Enterprise, received the Donahue Scholarship, Academic Leadership Scholarship and Regional...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

With the recipes this week, it will be clear that fall is my favorite time of the year – mostly because football is such a huge part of my family and is a large part of our lives. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What is your...

 

Williamsburg High Class of 1959

Members of the Williamsburg High School Class of 1959 recently gathered at Marzoni's in Duncansville for a 60th reunion celebration. Class members in attendance were (from left): First row: Peggy...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

‘Tis the season for the best time of the year in my opinion. Fall is here! Time for football, hoodies and leaves! Fall also brings around a new slew of tasty recipes from my family’s kitchen to yours. Apple Spiced Pancakes Next week at Bright...

 

He's Ready!

Jack Ropchock, 4, of Williamsburg, started his first day of preschool at the Owl's Nest Daycare and Preschool on its opening day, Sept. 23. Jack is the son of Tim and Katrisha Ropc...

 

Same Birthday, Different Years

Sandra Norris (right) of Williamsburg shares the same birthday – Aug. 24 – with her daughter Carol O'Neil (left) of Hollidaysburg and Emily Paulhamas, 2, of Milton, Northumberland...

 

Central High School Class of 1964

The Central High School Class of 1964 celebrated its 55th class reunion Aug. 17 at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. Thirty-two classmates, their guests and three teachers attended. Plans are being...

 

Airman Zeigler Graduates from Basic Training in San Antonio

U.S. Air Force Airman Brandon R. Zeigler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies,...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 13, 1894 The Martinsburg cornet band and the Martinsburg senior orchestra, both under the direction of Prof. D.N. Croft, visited the county home at Hollidaysburg, where they discoursed some excellent music for the benefit of Steward B...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept, 19, 1919 Quite a number of people from the surrounding community motored to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Leidy and family of near Spruce Creek, on Sunday, September 7. The auto party consisted of nine cars. After reaching their...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 21, 1944 The well which has been the source of the water supply for the sixty or more children in the two-room school building at Henrietta earlier this week was condemned by the state health authorities, and during the past day or...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 17, 2009 A new pavilion is in the final phase of a project that started three years ago. The pavilion was built at Riverside Park in Williamsburg at the end of July by B & W Construction. The borough received approximately $30,000 in...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 15, 1994 Carolyn Shaffer was named the Claysburg Farm Show Queen. Runners-up for the title were Amy Dively, first, and Linette Brown, second. The pageant is held annually by the Claysburg Rotary Club as part of the community’s...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 18,1969 The Spring Cove School Board focused its attention on the high cost of pupil transportation during its meeting Monday night. The additional cost of running late buses from the high school this year touched off a discussion....

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

On the doorstep of autumn we stood last week. Behind us is humid summer heat with thunder and lightning and driven rain, but before us are cool, dewy mornings. On a September morning we don shoes and...

 

Christian Singles Group To Meet Friday

Gospel music singer Tom Smith of Everett will be the guest at the Christian Singles’ meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the barn room of Pete and Carol Imler along Spang Street Extension, behind Spring Plaza in Roaring Spring. Smith will...

 

Watters Named Bronze Medalist at Photo Competition

Della Watters of WattersWorks & Co. of Everett was named a Bronze Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2019 International Photographic Competition. Eight of her winning images w...

 

Area Businesses Support Challenge Program

Blair County Businesses Local businesses contributed $45,000 to The Challenge Program Inc. to support the program's efforts to motivate and reward students during the 2018-19 program year in Blair...

 

Pa. Students Invited to Help Fight Spotted Lanternfly

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Sept. 3 invited first- through eighth-grade students to help spread the message about the threat of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly by entering the 2019 calendar contest. Participating students learn in...

 

Steps to Prepare Homes, Equipment for Fall, Winter Seasons

With fall is approaching (Monday, Sept. 23), homeowners need to prepare their homes and equipment for the change in the season and for winter. Procrastination is easy, but so is fall preparedness if...

 

Easy Way to Clean Up Leaves

Autumn is marked by colorful foliage and plummeting temperatures. Once those leaves reach peak color, they fall from the branches and collect on lawns, necessitating cleanup projects. For homeowners w...

 

Steps for Homeowners to Level an Uneven Yard

Many things can cause a yard to be uneven. Drainage problems, leaky pipes beneath the grass and pests can wreak havoc on a yard, resulting in uneven turf that can be both unsightly and unsafe....

 

Fix Wet Spots in Lawns, Gardens

Grass that is greener than green coupled with perfectly manicured shrubs set the tone for impressive curb appeal. Creating such landscapes requires hard work, and while doing such work, homeowners may find they have to contend with certain issues...

 

Tips for Creating the Perfect Home Office Space

With more people nationwide opting to create their own businesses or work for their employer remotely, the home office has become one of the most used spaces of the house, with many people spending...

 

How to Update Home Lighting to Be Easy on the Eyes

If you ever experience eyestrain, tired itchy eyes, blurry vision or headaches, it may be time to give your home a lighting makeover. Problems caused by bad lighting can be intensified by using it for longer, something most households should keep in...

 

Secrets to Making Your Home Look Like You Hired a Design Pro

Photo spreads in home design magazines can be awe-inspiring. Quite often homeowners wish they could lift the looks right off the pages of magazines and transform their own homes into picture-perfect...

 

How to Protect Wood Floors from Inclement Weather

Wood floors are a worthwhile investment that can improve the beauty and function of just about any room in a home. Even though wood floors are durable, and new protective treatments help seal out...

 

What Causes Curled Shingles?

No homeowner wants to look at the exterior of his or her home and see roof damage. Such damage may lead homeowners to think they need a new roof, a potentially costly expense that can quickly throw...

 

Civil War Enthusiast Signs Books

Randy K. Stoltz (left) of Martinsburg signed copies of his new book, "Civil War and the Hearts of Morrisons Cove," Tuesday afternoon at the Martinsburg Community Library. Above, Stoltz signs a copy...

 

Lamb Chops' Cooking Contest

The Blair County 4-H Lamb Chops held their annual cooking contest Sept. 8 at the Williamsburg Farm Show. Since the Lamb Chops also have goat members, the members were given a pound of lamb burger or...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"Ping!" went the lid on the jar of freshly canned salsa on my daughter's kitchen counter. "Yes!" cheered my middle daughter at the sound of a successful seal. It was Thursday and I was at her house...

 

Area Students Earn Degrees at Bloomsburg U.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania congratulated the nearly 1,300 students who received their academic degrees on May 11. Area students who received their degrees were Sierra Belles of Claysburg,, who graduated with a degree in Social Work BSW;...

 

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