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Incoming Hummingbirds Can Brighten Any Home

In coming days and weeks, some exotic travelers will be pouring into Pennsylvania, invading our communities and speeding around farm country. But they carry no epidemiological surprises and their...

 

Bedford Technical Center Announces Winners

The Bedford County Technical Center recently announced its award and scholarship winners. The BCTC had two students from the Northern Bedford County School District in its senior class. Those...

 

Area Students Earn Degrees at Mt. Aloysius

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mount Aloysius College held its 2020 degree conferral ceremony virtually on May 24, 2020. During the event, graduates watched speeches from classmate Maggee Carrara, board member Matt Stuckey and other members of the...

 

It's Memorial Pool Season Again!

Hershberger Memorial Pool at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg has seen its share of swimmers thus far this swim season. Memorial Pool is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday....

 

Swimmers Drawn to Pool Temps

Hershberger Memorial Pool at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg opened for the season on Thursday, June 4. The pool is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Above, Xhaiden Feathers, 11, of...

 

Lifelong Firefighter Remembers Helping Foil Airport Safe Theft

When lifetime Martinsburg resident and firefighter Jon Keim read the "50 Years Ago" entry in the June 4, 2020, edition of the Herald, he knew that there was more to the story of the attempted theft...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The sound of the vacuum pump humming is a part of life on the farm. It's normal and usual. We take it for granted, never thinking twice about the motor that produces vacuum to milk our cows. But...

 

Area Students Named to Honors Lists at Saint Francis University

More than 700 Saint Francis University (Loretto) students made one of the spring 2020 Honors Lists: president's or dean's. To achieve either list, students must have full-time status and attain a quality point average of 4.0 (president's) or 3.5...

 

Area Students Graduate from Ohio University

More than 5,000 students graduated with bachelor's, master's or doctorate degrees from Ohio University, Athens, for the spring semester 2020. Area graduates included Christina Crawford of Loysburg with Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Haldan...

 

5 Interesting Things About the Peace Corps

A lot has changed about the world since the Peace Corps was founded nearly six decades ago, but its mission remains the same: to promote world peace and friendship between Americans and people around the world. Established 59 years ago, the agency...

 

Williamsburg High Announces Class of 2020 Award Winners

The Williamsburg High School Class of 2020 was presented with awards along with diplomas at commencement on Friday, May 29. The following are the WHS Class of 2020 award winners: Joseph Dale Kunsman – son of Vicki and Edward Kunsman: American Red...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Planning a vacation this year is hard. Will our plans be wrecked by the pandemic? We waited to book our vacation until last week and hopefully, our plans will not be affected by COVID-19. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, “Where is...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Another weekend of spending a day with my parents – for some people, this may be almost torture, but for my sister Julie and I, we thoroughly enjoy it. We are always brainstorming new recipes and ideas for things to eat during our weekend...

 

Students Named to Dean's List at The Mount

Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, has announced the dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. The list is issued each semester and honors students enrolled in at least 12 semester hours who have achieved a 3.5 grade-point average (GPA) or higher,...

 

Taylor Conley Earns Degree at Iowa State

A virtual commencement ceremony was held this spring at Iowa State University to honor the nearly 5,100 graduates who earned degrees. University leaders recorded three commencement ceremonies to honor graduates. Taylor Conley of New Enterprise...

 

Northern Bedford Announces Award Winners from Senior Class

Twelve members of Northern Bedford County High School’s Class of 2020 have received awards. Recipients of awards (in alphabetical order) are: Steven Kline – Building Construction Jordan Morral – Social Studies, Foreign Language Kelsey Over ...

 

Abigail Steele of RS Earns Degree at Wilkes

Abigail Steele of Roaring Spring received a Master of Science degree in education from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. The degree was one of 720 bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees awarded at a virtual degree conferral ceremony held by Wilkes...

 

Iron Workers Get Pay Hike

Herald of June 13, 1895 Several thousand employees of the Cambria Iron Co. at Johnstown were given a 10 percent wage increase, increasing the payroll of the company by $20,000 a month. A carload of McCormick reapers and blinders arrived for Nelson...

 

Church Building to be Sold

Herald of June 18, 1970 The final service in the Gibson Memorial Presbyterian Church at Martinsburg will be held on June 28. The congregation of 16 members will be disbanded and the church building, erected in 1884, will be sold. The unused brick...

 

New School Teachers Named

Herald of June 18, 1920 The North Woodbury school directors met at the South Martinsburg school Saturday and named new teachers. The board decided to close the Kensinger, the Kauffman and the Stonerook schools, in accordance with a recent act of the...

 

'Dairy of Distinction' Winners

Herald of June 15, 1995 Two local farms received the ninth annual Dairy of Distinction Award, given through the Northeast Dairy Farm Beautification Program. The farms were the Carper-Homestead Farm (Duane and Linda Biddle), Roaring Spring RD 1,...

 

Storm Causes Damage

Herald of June 21, 1945 The baby hurricane of late Friday afternoon, the worst of a series of thunder showers to pass over the Cove during a rainy week, caused widespread damage in the central section of the valley. Technical Sergeant Norbert E....

 

Dragons Make History

Herald of June 17, 2010 For the second time in the history of Central High School and the first time since 1984, the Scarlet Dragon baseball team will be playing for a state championship. Roaring Spring Borough Council has declared an amnesty period...

 

Vein of Clay Reported Found

Herald of June 6, 1895 A valuable vein of fire clay was rumored to have been found on the old Kauffman farm near Henrietta. Pittsburgh parties were interested in the find, and they were to proceed at once to investigate the extent and variety of the...

 

Burglary in Martinsburg

Herald of June 11, 1970 Spec. 4 Daniel Verbonitz of Williamsburg was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with “V” device for heroism against a hostile force. He earned the medal while serving as a connoneer. Township and county line markers have...

 

Lightning Struck Home

Herald of June 11, 1920 A delegation of men living on Clover Creek road between Fredericksburg and Williamsburg went to Hollidaysburg to have a conference with the county commissioners relative to having this highway improved. Henry Zimmerman, a...

 

NB Wins Championship

Herald of June 10, 2010 Andrew Brumbaugh, a CHS freshman, will be heading to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day (NHD) Contest from June 13 to 17 at the University of Maryland. Central (15-10) is in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs...

 

Olivia Smith on D&E Dean's List

Davis & Elkins College (Elkins, W.Va.) student Olivia Smith of Martinsburg has achieved the dean's list for the spring 2020 semester. To earn the honor, full-time students must achieve a semester grade-point average of at least a...

 

Jennica Hunter on Dean's List

Jennica Hunter of Claysburg earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average to be named to the dean's list for the spring 2020 semester at Clarion University of Pennsylvania....

 

Area Students Qualify for Dean's List at Kutztown Univ.

More than 2,550 students have been named to the spring 2020 dean’s list at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade-point average of...

 

Roaring Spring Woman Publishes Novel 'Beyond the Surface'

A Roaring Spring woman has published a novel. Author Trisha Ridinger McKee has published "Beyond the Surface." McKee describes the novel like this: "Ella is a middle-aged woman with a stagnant...

 

Graduate with Cove Ties Earns Degree at Ship U.

After almost two years at Shippensburg University, Catherine Grace Fackler, daughter of Pastor Jeff and Lori Fackler of Penn Run, Pa., and granddaughter of Darl and Betty Bechtel of Williamsburg, has...

 

Aaron Kreider Earns Law Degree at DePaul U.

Aaron Kreider graduated on May 16, 2020, from the DePaul University School of Law in Chicago, with a Juris Doctor degree. Aaron is the son of Loy and Heidi Kreider and the grandson of Thomas and...

 

Congratulations, Graduates

CENTRAL Isaac Baker Mason Baker Morgan Balliet Otto Barton Noah Bauman Corissa Beltz April Birge Connor Bowers Nathan Bowers Jacob Bowser Kaylee Boyles Shayla Brantner Austin Bridenbaugh Allison Brooks Erin Brumbaugh Robert Brumbaugh Reagan Bush...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

When June began its first day with temperatures in the 30s, it seemed that chills would simply stay and outdoor comfort wouldn't come, but it did. It seemed like a miracle, but by the end of the...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Announces Award Winners from Senior Class

Sixteen members of Claysburg-Kimmel High School’s Class of 2020 have received awards and scholarships. Recipients of awards and scholarships (in alphabetical order) are: Michael T. Baker – NPC FBLA Award, Who’s Who in Pennsylvania FBLA....

 

Area Students on Dean's List at Cal., Pa.

California University of Pennsylvania has announced its dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester, which ended on May 8. Dean’s list students are undergraduates attending full time who have earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher for the...

 

Riders Make Stop at Trail Town Market

The Trail Town Market got an interesting group of visitors last Saturday. Typically, last Saturday, the Chad Edminston memorial ride would be held. However with coronavirus restrictions in place, the...

 

BIRTH ANNOUCEMENT

Jörn Meyer and Bethany Walk of Bonn, Germany, are the parents of a son, Ezra Ananda Walk-Meyer, born at 11:08 a.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020. Maternal grandparents are Joseph and Nancy Walk of Martinsburg. Paternal grandparents are Ingo and Gerti...

 

Blair Dairy Princess Makes Cupcakes, 'Dairy' Potatoes

My Grammy would always have these for us grandkids when we came to visit. She always served the cupcakes with a glass of nutritious cold milk. She said it would keep us healthy and strong! I would encourage you do the same. Grammy’s Delicious...

 

Calling All Cove Kids!

At the Morrisons Cove Herald, we know that there are some pretty awesome kids in the Cove. We want to meet YOU, show off your talents and give you things to do throughout the week. If you have a piece of artwork (a drawing, painting, sculpture, a...

 

Bicycling Becomes the Rage

Herald of May 30, 1895 “Jasper,” the Roaring Spring correspondent, observed that bicycling has become the rage. A number of machines have recently been purchased by citizens, he said, and now almost is riding or trying to ride. Prof. Hanawalt...

 

W-burg Students Rewarded

Herald of June 4, 1970 An effort to steal a safe from the Allegheny Air Lines Office failed Saturday night when the burglars were spotted by an alert Federal Aviation Administration man on duty at the Blair County Airport at Martinsburg. NES&L was...

 

Construction Completed

Herald of June 4, 1920 The State has just completed the construction of a state road through Woodbury and began removing the surplus dirt from the roadside, which greatly improved the appearance of the town. The Martinsburg planing mill property was...

 

Home Names Administrator

Herald of June 1, 1995 The Morrisons Cove Home named David W. Thomas to the position of administrator for health services. Thomas had been a licensed nursing home administrator for 13 years. Morrisons Cove Home was building a new 61,000-square-foot...

 

School Celebrates Event

Herald of June 7, 1945 Pfc. Henry W. Baker, aged 31, Woodbury soldier who had been a prisoner of the Germans but who was liberated as told two weeks ago in the Herald, arrived home on Saturday. Pfc. Joseph W. Reasy, former New Enterprise resident,...

 

NB Baseball Plays Semifinals

Herald of June 3, 2010 Peter Riley, a junior at Northern Bedford High School, won the gold at the PIAA Class AA Boys’ Tennis Singles Championship on Saturday, May 29, at Hershey. Lew Ewart will be enshrined into Bedford County’s Sports Hall of...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear May, Thank-you for all the blessings you have given us in your days. We anticipated your warmth and your flowers which eventually came after you finally shook off the influence of cool, wet...

 

Lifeguard Training

Red Cross certified lifeguard trainer Jenelle Lockard gives instructions to the 2020 guards of Hershberger Memorial Pool in Martinsburg on Saturday May 30. The pool will open for the season today....

 

Charles, Shirley Smith of Roaring Spring to Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

Charles and Shirley Smith of Roaring Spring will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary today, June 4, 2020. Charles and the former Shirley Cornelius were married on June 4, 1955, at Memorial...

 

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