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Lamb Chops Elect Officers

The Blair County 4-H Lamb Chops recently elected officers for their 2019 year. The newly elected officers are (from left): Front row" Anna Longenecker, secretary; Lynnae Dibert, historian; and Ean...

 

Central Band Performs at Magic Kingdom

Central High School's marching band traveled to Walt Disney World in Orlando April 4-8. The band visited Epcot, The Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. On Saturday, April 6, the marching band got to...

 

All-State Band

Central High School senior Katie Ponder played the clarinet in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's All-State Concert Band concert on April 6 in Pittsburgh. Ponder is the daughter of Jim...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

A little couplet by William Cowper says that "Spring hangs her infant blossoms on the trees, Rocked in the cradle of the western breeze." Besides rocking baby buds, Old Mother West Wind touches me...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    April 18, 2019 

Children Hunt for Easter Eggs at Village

Children up to 12 years of age hunted for Easter eggs on Friday, April 12, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Eggs were filled with candy and one egg in each age group had a paper for a...

 

Martinsburg Bunny

Long's Outpost, with stores in Martinsburg and New Paris, hosted the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 13, for the first time. The store in New Paris had the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 41...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Happy Easter from my family to yours! Easter is such a wonderful holiday – spending time with loved ones, enjoying a good meal and especially celebrating what Easter is all about. This week, I decided to take a look at Easter dinner and find two...

 

Steam Fans Go Hunting for EGGSpress in Hollidaysburg

As the Everett Railroad Easter EGGSpress Steam Train approached Kladder Station on a spectacular Saturday morning, April 13, the families aboard were brimming with excitement. They weren't the only...

 

Residents Earn Degrees at Western Governors U.

Three area residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 67th (Austin, Texas), 68th (Washington, D.C.), 69th (Indianapolis) and 70th (Orlando, Florida) commencement ceremonies last...

 

Tips to Guard Against Bites and Burns This Summer

For families – and everybody else for that matter – protecting skin should be a top summer priority. After all, there is no shortage of summer skin woes you'll want to avoid. From protecting skin...

 

When Temperatures Get High, Keep Bills Low

Do higher temperatures have to mean higher energy bills? The answer is no. There are numerous ways to keep your home cool and bills low in summer. After a few months of disuse, it is vital to check...

 

SCEA Update

* * * The Spring Cove Education Association (SCEA) would like to share updates of some of the many positive events that are taking place within the Spring Cove School District in which teachers...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 5, 1894 William Butler of West Martinsburg was fatally wounded when he was shot in the head by Frank Kyler of Roaring Spring. The shooting took place about midnight Friday night at the Clover Creek residence of Adam Acker, whose...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 11, 1919 Homer N. Ake, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ake, who reside north of Martinsburg, arrived home Saturday night from over sea service. He is the first young man from here to arrive home, who passed through the hard service...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 13, 1944 The annual spring meeting of the directors of the Memorial Park association was held on Wednesday evening of this week, and the main feature of the meeting was planning for a big celebration to be held July 28 and 29, in...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 10, 1969 Martinsburg Borough Council has authorized the Borough Planning Commission to prepare a 10-year program for improvement of streets. The action was taken by Council Monday night after such a street survey was proposed by John...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 7, 1994 Peter Metzgar, the son of Michael and Patti Metzgar of Roaring Spring, received the Eagle Scout Award during a Court of Honor on March 20 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring. The Central High School senior...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 9, 2009 Nine fire companies helped extinguish a barn engulfed in flames at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, along Route 26 near Cottle’s Corner in Hopewell Township. According to Starla, wife of Kenneth Martin, the 70 by 55-feet barn...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The wheels on the van were going round and round on the turnpike one day years ago. The mists of time have hidden the exact date from my memory. I’m not even sure why we were in Lancaster County, but we were on our way home. As the miles grew...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Easter Egg Hunts The Williamsburg Women’s Civic Club and Williamsburg Lions Club are hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the WHS football practice field. This is for ages toddler to third grade. The Grace...

 

Barton to Wed Rhodes in Sept.

Darryl and Nancy Barton of Hopewell and Paul and Darla Rhodes of Martinsburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Meredith Barton and Chris Rhodes. The bride-to-be, of Hopewell,...

 

CHS Grad Speaks At Autism Event

Troy Crumrine, a 2004 Central High School graduate, speaks to a Juniata College audience April 5 as the culminating event of Juniata's first "Autism Acceptance Week." A 2008 graduate of Juniata and a...

 

Students Named to Dean's List At South Hills Business & Tech.

South Hills School of Business & Technology has announced the dean’s lists for the winter 2018-19 term. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better in any term. The following Cove-area students were...

 

New Experiences at C-burg Library

During the month of March, the Claysburg Area Public Library offered a new club called Girls Who Code. The girls who participated created a quiz program from Scratch. Scratch is a computer-coding...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 2, 2009 About 100 management and staff workers at Appleton’s Roaring Spring pulp and paper mill will be required to take two weeks of unpaid leave, according to the company. “Salaried employees will be required to take two weeks...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of March 31, 1994 The Williamsburg Community School District has reached agreement with its teachers on a new employment contract, which will go into effect when school starts next fall. The two-year contract will provide each of the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 3, 1969 Decline of the moral fiber of people has caused the increase in crime in recent years, according to Gordon Stroup, district attorney of Bedford County. Speaking before the Cove Lions Club at its Farmer’s Night meeting,...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 6, 1944 Fire threatened the section of North Market street near the Square Saturday when a blaze was discovered in the former REA building just in time to prevent a big conflagration. It was said that fifteen minutes more of a start...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 4 1919 A union service of all denominations of Martinsburg and vicinity will be held in St. John’s Reformed church on Sunday evening at 8 o’clock. The service is in behalf of the Americans, who suffered so many atrocities...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of March 29, 1894 The Cove area was hit by a severe late March snowstorm, causing damage to the fruit crops that were beginning to blossom. The snow, accompanied by extreme cold temperatures, was reported to have covered the entire country...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Spring took me by the throat on the last Saturday in March. I’ve heard of spring fever, but this was even more violent. The outdoors was invitingly warm with sunshine, but I had to endure my weekly cleaning first. Subdued and songless, I hurried to...

 

Guest Readers at Martinsburg Elementary School

Guest readers were invited to read to each class a book or books of their choice during Read Across America Week held in March at Martinsburg Elementary School. Above, guest reader Michele Beach...

 

Experts Urge Residents to Protect Against Lyme Disease

With longer days and warmer spring weather on the way, the Gov. Tom Wolf administration wants all Pennsylvanians to be aware of Lyme disease and ticks as they spend more time outdoors. Pennsylvania cases of Lyme disease are among the highest in the c...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group to Meet April 11

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at the St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. Lynn Johnson and Kirsten Leslie-Thomas, both licensed marriage and family therapists, will speak...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    April 4, 2019

Woodbury Couple to Mark 75 Years of Marriage April 8

Robert Stanford Beck and Frances B. Beck of Woodbury will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Monday, April 8, 2019. Mr. Beck married the former Frances Diefendors on April 8, 1944, in...

 

'Read Across America' at SCES

State Rep. Jim Gregory visited Spring Cove Elementary School on Friday, March 1, to read to the students, kindergarten through second grade, as the school celebrated "Read Across America Week."...

 

Publisher Speaks To Boosters

Allan J. Bassler, publisher of the Morrisons Cove Herald, spoke to the Martinsburg Booster Organization on March 14. Bassler discussed the Herald's role in the community and the differences between...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of March 26, 2009 A meeting was held March 19, at the Martinsburg Fire Hall to inform furious farmers of what the Cove Area Regional Digester (CARD) could offer to local agriculture. About 15 farmers showed for the meeting to hear the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of March 24, 1994 The Martinsburg Community Library is changing its hours of operation to better serve the community. Beginning April 4, the library will be open Monday through Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of March 27,1969 The interior of the new Spring Cove Junior High School is a beehive of activity. With the exterior construction largely completed, workmen for Paul Hickes of Alexandria, Huntingdon County, the contractor, are concentrating on...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of March 30,1944 Staff Sergeant Virgil F. Summers, aged 23 years, a former North Woodbury township young man, is missing somewhere over Germany, according to word received earlier this week by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Summers, who in...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of March 28 1919 On Thursday evening a party was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W.M. Bolger in honor of the seventeenth birthday of their son Joseph. The party was planned by the senior class of the Martinsburg High school of which the...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Mar. 22, 1894 Mrs. Holliday Reynolds and her daughter Lucy were injured when they fell backward from a wagon as the seat on which they were riding gave way. The girl received a few bruises, but her mother suffered a badly strained neck....

 

Pinewood Derby Champs

Pack 57 held its Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 23, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring. Scouts who placed in the top four will move on to the Chief Logan Pinewood Derby &...

 

Bluebird Nest Boxes Helps Connect Pa. Residents to Wildlife

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery wants to help Pennsylvania residents “spring” into the season and connect with wildlife in the backyard. Bluebird nesting boxes built by staff at Howard Nursery, Howard, Pa., are available for...

 

The Village Holds a Special Birthday Party

A special birthday party to honor two residents who are currently turning 101 and 103 years old this month was held on Friday, March 15th, at The Village of Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. This special...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The two facing pages in the Ideals magazine lying beside me are black, but offsetting the darkness is a bough of tiny green leaves mingling with pink apple blossoms. In a collision of seasons, a light snow clings to the new life. Droplets, like...

 

Ten Years of Free Church Meals

St. John's United Church of Christ, Martinsburg, celebrated 10 years of providing free meals on the third Thursday of each month on March 21. The church celebrated the anniversary by having a fried...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

I’m still on a breakfast kick from last week. I would like to send a shout-out to Williamsburg Borough Councilmember Bruce Hamilton for his compliments on last week’s recipes. Here are two more delicious recipes that are sure to brighten up your...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

It’s less than a month before it’s Easter – hard to believe. I decided to have a quick and easy question this week for Ask the Williamsburgers – “What is your favorite candy bar?” Zena Saylor: Mallo Cups Terre Detwiler: Clark Bar Donna...

 

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