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125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 11, 1894 Andrew Gregg Curtin, Pennsylvania’s famous Civil War governor, died at his home in Bellefonte at the age of 79. Vergie Brumbaugh, 15-year-old daughter of J.S. and Delilah Brumbaugh, New Enterprise, died of typhold fever and...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 17, 1919 We have now started on our third week of high school work with an ever increasing interest. Six sewing tables are already completed and will be in use before the readers of the Herald have an opportunity to read this item....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 19, 1944 In one of the most stubborn fires known in the central section of the Cove for years, the nearly 80-year-old 9-room solid brick farm dwelling of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Wareham in Taylor township, a half mile west of Pecks Station...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 9, 1969 The quick thinking of a son and the timely help of two friends are credited with saving the lives of an elderly Martinsburg couple in a fiery automobile collision at the Clover Creek bridge on Route 164 at Fredericksburg. Mrs....

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 13, 1994 J. Edward and LaDonna Biddle welcomed some city visitors to the log cabin on their Cross Country Farm near Williamsburg during a “Business After Hours/Down on the Farm” visit by the Altoona-Blair County Chamber Oct. 6....

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 15, 2009 David Greaser of Williamsburg always wanted to work overseas. With his children grown, Mr. Greaser felt it was the right time to walk on foreign soil. He signed up with the Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoir

"Are you about finished with your fall housecleaning?" my sister-in-law asked me. I was sitting in a circle with five of my sisters-in-law on Sunday afternoon because my husband and I were invited to...

 

Area Students Part of Research Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Emily Loose, of Williamsburg, and Sarah Everett, of Hollidaysburg, were part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics sixth annual...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ryan D. and Amy B. (Aurand) Blakeley of New Cumberland, are the parents of a daughter, Clara Marie Blakeley, who was born at 9:23 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical...

 

Home Weatherization 101: Tips for a Comfortable Home

Do seasonal temperatures sometimes leave you frustrated with your home's lack of insulation? Staying comfortable indoors is a top priority for most people, and luckily, it's easy to ensure your home...

 

Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall

It's time to celebrate colorful falling leaves and cooling weather with fun seasonal activities. The good news? You don't have to travel far from home to get your fall fix. Here are a few ways to get...

 

Just Like Dad

Nathan Caldwell, assistant fire chief of the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company, puts his son Bentlee, 3, in the driver's seat of a fire truck. Bentlee has time to grow into the seat and become...

 

Annual Hollidaysburg Pumpkinfest Celebrates Autumn

Saturday brought a chilly damp start to the 14th annual Hollidaysburg Borough Pumpkinfest. But that didn't deter folks from coming out to celebrate autumn and harvest time. Vendors, mostly non-profits...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 4, 1894 Charles Whysong of Blue Knob, who had been shot in the head in mistake for a turkey, under went an operation by Dr. Harmitage to remove the bullet, which was extracted in two pieces – one from the center of the forehead and...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 10, 1919 At a meeting of the local school board on Wednesday evening of last week, Prof. M. Elton Dean, of Altoona, was elected as principal of the Martinsburg High school for the coming term. Prof. Dean comes to us very highly...

 

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....

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 9, 1969 Martinsburg Borough Council will write to United Transmissions, Inc., demanding better television cable service for the company’s subscribers in Martinsburg. The action was taken by council at a meeting following a formal com...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 6, 1994 After some discussion Martinsburg Borough Council voted unanimously to allow trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Since 1991 official trick-or-treating hours had been scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. on the Saturday...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 8 2009 An informational meeting at Northern Bedford High School outlining the state Clean and Green program has prompted additional Southern Cove farmers to apply for the preferential tax assessment program. Approximately 135 dairymen...

 

Lamb Chops Cooking Contest

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

 

Tax Planning Tips and Important Tax Preparing Strategies

By KENNY NEARHOOF Accounting Officer AgChoice Farm Credit It’s October. Many people are not thinking about tax planning. However, tax planning is crucial to do every year. Not just to look at income and expenses, but also at tax preparing...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The wheels of the van went round and round all along the road. Although my traveling companions and I spent the hours and miles visiting, laughing and singing together, it was a sad occasion which bid...

 

Local Man Part of Research Program at IUP

Ryan Wertz, of Woodbury, was part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics sixth annual Research Experience for Summer Scholars...

 

Herald Travels to Book Festival

Pictured are Martinsburg residents Connie Lamborn (left) and Peggy Steinfurth standing in front of the Pennsylvania booth at the Library of Congress National Book Festival held in Washington, D.C.,...

 

CHS Honors the Late Tim Mapes

Central High School recently honored Tim Mapes, who passed away suddenly this past February. Mapes was a faithful Dragon fan who attended many athletic events with his wife, Winnie. He was also a...

 

Pet Blessings

Father Allen Zeth of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Newry performs the annual Blessing of the Pets in the parking lot of St. Patrick School on Friday, Oct. 4....

 

Look for Me on the New Hollidaysburg Herald Website

For the past three and a half years, my byline has made a weekly appearance in the Morrisons Cove Herald. Some of you have been kind enough to tell me you enjoy reading my articles. Thank you for...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ryan D. and Amy B. (Aurand) Blakeley of New Cumberland, are the parents of a daughter, Clara Marie Blakeley, who was born at 9:23 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical...

 

Southern Cove Power Reunion Holds 29th Annual Show

The Southern Cove Power Reunion held its 29th annual show Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13-15, at the showgrounds near New Enterprise. Tickets were sold to win a Ford tractor. Jake Ling of Somerset was...

 

What an Interesting Bunch at the Farmers' Market in H-burg

To the untrained eye, the Hollidaysburg Farmers' Market isn't the biggest you could imagine, but talk to some of the vendors. They have interesting stories to tell that will make you glad you...

 

Flower Grows 14 Feet

Brian Bleicher of Woodbury and his dog, Sir Lance a Lot, stand next to the family's sunflower, which has grown to approximately 14 feet tall. Bleicher said birds had planted the seed in a strip of...

 

Central High School Class of 1969 Reunion

The Central High School Class of 1969 celebrated its 50 years since graduation by attending the Scarlet Dragons' home football game Sept. 6, where the class went on the field pre-game and was...

 

Name Ommitted

The information submitted to the Herald regarding the 1960 reunion photo of the Class of 1960 at Morrison Cove High School ommitted the name of Max Longenecker, who should have been in the back row between Dan Greenleaf and Bill Mathieu. The photo...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 27, 1894 William Corle of Pavia accidentally shot Charles Wysong of Blue Knob when he mistook the victim for a turkey. Dr. J.W. Wengert probed for the ball, which had lodged between Whysong’s ear after penetrating above the right...

 

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. 5, 1944 Mr. and Mrs. John F. Loose of Nicodemus Street, Martinsburg, have two sons in the service. The older, Pfc. John W. Loose, aged 23, is somewhere in France, Richard H., seaman 1 c (R. M,), has returned to his duties after having...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 2, 1969 Martinsburg Mayor David M. Wareham has ordered a 9 p.m. curfew for all school age persons for the month of October. The curfew is intended to curb vandalism, which in previous years has occurred during the month of October and...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 29, 1994 The Central High School football team silenced previously undefeated Hollidaysburg, 14-0. Central last defeated its archrivals in 1987 by a score of 12-10. North Woodbury Grange 1923 honored three members for their long-time...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 1 2009 The Spring Cove School District is cleaning house. With the elementary students from the Roaring Spring and Freedom Township areas settled into the new Spring Cove Elementary School, the school district has planned auctions at...

 

Lori Feathers Honored at PSU

Lori Feathers of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Martinsburg, was honored as a distinguished alumna at the Germanic & Slavic Languages and Literatures (GSLL) department's award ceremony April 17 at...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The monarch butterfly that floated over me made no sound but I saw it flutter in the morning sunshine. It was only a moment in its migration journey, and then it was gone from my sight. I was...

 

Taste of the Cove Contribution

M&T Bank recently presented a check for $500 to the Martinsburg Community Library to go toward its fundraising event, Taste of the Cove and Silent Auction V," scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, at...

 

Williamsburg's Homecoming Candidates

The 2019 Williamsburg Homecoming King candidates: are (from bottom to top): Shane Dixon, Dylan James, Adam Uplinger, and Tanner Detwiler The 2019 Williamsburg Homecoming Queen candidates are (from...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

For so many of us losing a loved one – whether they be famous or not – is a hard road. I thought this week, I would ask the residents of Williamsburg: If you were given one hour to spend with a loved one, who would it be and why. Here is what a f...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s apple time at the Gorsuch household and even at the daycare center. Here is one recipe that is sure to get you in the mood for fall. Apple Squares Ingredients: 1 cup sifted flour 1 egg 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup...

 

Potential Treatment Options After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A breast cancer diagnosis is something no one wants to receive. But the burden of breast cancer is substantial. In fact, the World Health Organization notes that breast cancer is the most commonly occ...

 

Debunking Common Myths Associated with Breast Cancer

Cancer claims the lives of millions of people across the globe every year. But the fight against cancer is anything but hopeless, as the World Health Organization notes that between 30 and 50 percent...

 

World Health Org.: Early Detection of Breast Cancer is Critical

Breast cancer is a formidable foe. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 627,000 women lost their lives to breast cancer in 2018. But women are not helpless in the fight against breast cancer, as the WHO notes early detection is cr...

 

Morrison Cove High School Class of 1960

The Morrison Cove High School Class of 1960 met on Sept. 17 at Hoss's Steak & Sea House in Duncansville. The gathering included (from left): Front row: Bonnie (Wineland) Crawford, Gloria (Helsel)...

 

Time to Get Your Flu Shot

It's that time of year again, flu season is upon us. The first and best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated yearly. Tim Harclerode, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center CEO, receives his...

 

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