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 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 23, 2022 

RS Eases Hunting Restriction on Plum Creek Mt.; Enters Land Option Agreement

Last year, in a move that caused protests from some long-time users, Roaring Spring Borough Council voted to restrict access to Plum Creek Mountain to borough residents only while prohibiting all activities other than hunting. Council cited the...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

Central PA Civil War Round Table to Meet in July

The Central PA Civil War Round Table will meet on Tuesday evening, July 5, at the PA Military Museum auditorium, 51 Boal Road, in Boalsburg, beginning at 7 p.m. Nicholas Picerno will speak on “The Controversial Wounding of General Joseph Mansfield...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

Martinsburg Library Says Farewell to Worker

The Martinsburg Community Library would like to take a moment to thank Carla Kensinger for her eight years of dedicated service to the library. The library wishes her all the best in her retirement....

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

Preparations Underway For Penn State's 2022 Ag Progress Days

Organizers have begun preparations for Penn State’s 2022 Ag Progress Days exposition, which will be held Aug. 9-11 in Centre County. Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences, the expo is held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 23, 2022 

Robert P. Smith Alumni Luncheon Brings Attendees Together

The Robert P. Smith Alumni Luncheon was held at The Cove Lions Community Building in Loysburg on June 18, 2022. This school was founded in 1930 when Smith was just 35 years of age after graduating from George Washington Law School. The first class...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

WISE Women of Blair Co. Grant Scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the Spring 2022 term. These scholarships are available to women residents of Blair County 21 years of age and older who have overcome adversity or discrimination in...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

Attend Youth Dairy and Livestock Day; Three Locations to Offer Daylong Programs

Penn State Extension’s Youth Dairy Day has expanded into Youth Dairy and Livestock Day. This free program is open for youth ages 8 to 18 and is being offered at three locations throughout Pennsylvania. This workshop will provide a variety of fun...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

St. John's Reformed Church to Have Sale

St. John’s Reformed Church’s Women’s Guild will hold a Discarded Treasure Sale (AKA Rummage Sale) at the church on Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Otis Doug will be there selling his dog treats to...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 23, 2022 

South Woodbury Township Holds June Meeting

The June meeting for South Woodbury Township was held June 7 by the Board of Supervisors. All supervisors were present, as well as the secretary/treasurer. June 10 and 11 were New Enterprise Community Yard Sale Days for the first time. The minutes...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

PA Farm Link Launches Farm Succession Blog

PA Farm Link has launched a Farm Succession Blog, focused on transition planning and related topics. The Farm Succession Blog is informative and offers farmers an opportunity to tap into technical information and related help available 24/7 as time...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 23, 2022 

Community Yard Sales Spark Question Of Wider Yard Sale Next Year

Woodbury held its annual yard sales on June 3 and 4. This small town was alive with folks walking yard to yard to see what treasures they could find. Carol and Sophie Snyder were enjoying the morning outside with their goods. Carol had a beautiful...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

Herald to Publish List of Bargain Days Yard Sales

The Herald will be publishing a list of Cove-area yard sales held during the Bargain Days of Friday, July 8. As in the past, those holding yard or garage sales during the Bargain Days should submit their information to the Herald. The yard sale...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

PennDOT Urges Caution in Work Zones

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists to drive safely in work zones after there have been several incidents of work zone intrusions resulting in motorists hitting PennDOT employees or equipment. The most recen...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

PennDOT Seeks Public Engagement in Transportation Planning

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to participate in a comment period between now and June 30 on the draft 2023 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

Bedford County Chamber Seeks 2022 Award Honorees

The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce has opened the nomination process for the organization’s 2022 awards, to be presented during the Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Bedford County Airport. As many as 17 awards...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    June 23, 2022 

Local Business Receives Award At the Business HOF Luncheon

Mill Hill Farms of rural Williamsburg received the sustainability award at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame luncheon, held on Monday, June 13. Jim Biddle, who owns the farm, along with his son Josh and their wives, Carol...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 23, 2022 

State Supreme Court Upholds Moye's Sentence

A ruling last week by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholding the minimum 50-year prison sentence of Deauntay Moye puts an end to the sentencing sagas of the two men who pled guilty to the January 2015 murder of 21-year-old Stephanie Waters of...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 23, 2022 

Farm Show Members Meet with Catharine Supervisors

Farm Show Board President Jeff Walason attended last Thursday evening’s Catharine Township meeting. Walason, along with Treasurer Arianne Waddington, discussed the proposed Farm Show lease with supervisors. The lease presented would be for eight...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

Grandson of W-burg Resident Graduates from Med School

Christopher M. Nicholas graduated from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia on May 6, 2022. He is the grandson of the late Dr. Marion A. Morelli and Ruth Morelli, RN...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 23, 2022 

Women's Civic Club Honors Tate

For many who attended Williamsburg Elementary School, Donna Tate is always remembered as one of the fourth grade teachers who left an indelible mark on her students. But for 20 years, Tate has served...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

NBC Middle School Holds Awards Assembly

President’s Educational Excellence Awards Grade 8: Elisa Camenga, daughter of Andrew & Kristin Camenga Shelby Dively, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Blair Dively Olivia Helsel, daughter of Mr. Joey Helsel & Mrs. Kim Helsel Caitlyn Houp, daughter of Mr. &...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 23, 2022 

Erratic Behavior at East Freedom Taco Bell Lands Woman in Jail

A woman’s erratic behavior at the East Freedom Taco Bell led to a struggle with police and a short foot chase. According to Freedom Township police, at approximately 5 p.m. on June 13, officers were called to the Taco Bell for a report of a woman,...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    June 23, 2022 

SCSD Finalizes, Adopts 2022-23 Budget

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors voted unanimously by an 8-0 vote to adopt the final 2022-23 General Fund Budget in the amount of $30,105,921, reflecting a 2 percent increase in tax millage, setting the final tax millage at 11.25...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

Nason Auxiliary Awards Scholarship

The Nason Auxiliary awarded their annual scholarship to Ashley Kichman. Kichman is the daughter of Carrie and John Kichman. She is a graduate of Northern Bedford High School and will be attending...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

Early Deadline For Fourth of July

The advertisement deadline for the July 7 edition will be Thursday, June 30, by 5 p.m. Editorial/obituary submission deadline will be Friday, July 1, by 5 p.m. The Herald office will be closed Monday, July 4, to allow staff to celebrate the holiday...

 
 By LUGENE SHELLY    News    June 23, 2022 

50-Year Anniversary of Tropical Storm Agnes Brings Back Memories for W-burg Residents

Richard Brantner Sr. remembers it well. He was Williamsburg's police chief for just a few months when the rain and flooding began. He was 24 years old and had just gotten out of the Navy when he...

 
 News    June 23, 2022 

How Agnes Hit the Rest of the Cove

Fifty years later, there is still no doubt that Williamsburg, sitting along the bank of the little Juniata River, suffered the worst damage from Agnes. But other areas of the Cove were impacted as well. The following accounts are from the archives...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 16, 2022

East Freedom Man Jailed on Drug Charges

An East Freedom man is behind bars after police said he distributed drugs at his workplace. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, on May 20, agents from Blair County Adult Parole and Probation requested police assistance after...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 16, 2022

Martinsburg Borough Council Revisits Memorials

Martinsburg Borough Council's monthly meeting began early with a presentation from Cris Frederickson of the Blair County Emergency Management Agency. Frederickson attended to go over what is expected...

 

Williamsburg Lists Honor Roll Winners

The following students were recognized as Honor Roll recipients for the fourth marking Period at the Williamsburg High School: High Honors: 12th Grade: Cyrus Simmons, Alissa Walker 11th Grade: Abbie Merritts, Kendel Norris 10th Grade: Chloe England,...

 

A Mother's Love

Ashley Brubaker, 2022 graduate, hugs her mom, Kendra, following commencement activities....

 

Friends Forever

Shown are two best friends throughout high school: Alissa Walker and Ashlie Richardson. Their friendship was praised in Class President Caymen Hughes' speech....

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 16, 2022

CMA Church 'In Their Own Hands'

During last Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority, member Daryl Cole wanted to know if there was any update on the CMA Church. For the last several months, the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Williamsburg has...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    June 16, 2022

Claysburg Ministerium to Receive Upgrade with ARP Funds

Five roads in Greenfield Township are scheduled to be seal coated this summer. Supervisors accepted a bid of $86,606 from Russell Standard to sealcoat Lingenfelter Road, Burkett Hollow Road, Harker Road, Butler Hollow Road and Smith Corner Road. The...

 

Preschool Graduates Honored

Lil Focht's Daycare of Martinsburg recently recognized five graduates this year from preschool....

 

Penn State Extension Offering Pasture Walk

Penn State Extension invites dairy, livestock and horse owners, as well as agriculture industries, to the Pasture Walk with Extension from 10 a.m. to noon, June 22 at the Larry Lohr Farm in Hooversville. This pasture walk is designed to help farmers...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 16, 2022

Bedford Author Publishes Second Book

Franklin Lamca is a local author now living in Bedford County but grew up in Blair County. He has just had his second book published entitled “The Devil Hound: In Search of Family.” This is a...

 

Friends of the Library Discuss Quilts, Summer Programs

At the May meeting of the Martinsburg Community Library Friends, it was decided to display the quilt as soon as possible. Chances will soon be sold and the winner will be drawn at the Bash at the Bistro which will be held on Oct. 8. Tickets for the...

 

Central PA Civil War Round Table to Meet in July

The Central PA Civil War Round Table will meet on Tuesday evening, July 5, at the PA Military Museum auditorium, 51 Boal Road, in Boalsburg beginning at 7 p.m. Nicholas Picerno will speak on “The Controversial Wounding of General Joseph Mansfield...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 16, 2022

Thirty-Two Graduate Williamsburg

Thirty-two students received their diplomas during Williamsburg High School commencement on Friday, May 27, at the high school gym. Class Secretary Morgan Webb welcomed the packed audience to the...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    June 16, 2022

CHS Class of 2022 Remembered for Grit, Game and Greatness

Central High School wished the Class of 2022 good luck as 149 seniors graduated June 2. Taking place at the Spring Cove Varsity Football Field, family and friends gathered to commemorate the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 16, 2022

Williamsburg Teen Sentenced In 2020 Attack of Nurse

A Williamsburg teen who was 15 years old when he repeatedly stabbed his grandfather’s home health nurse in 2020 will spend the next 18 to 36 years in prison after rendering guilty pleas in Blair County court in November. Michael Douglas Watson,...

 

Cove Woman Details 'Amazon' Phone Scam

A retired Martinsburg woman nearly got scammed out of $15,000 and she is telling her story to the Herald to raise awareness. Margaret “Peggy” Steinfurth, a retired librarian, said that she took a call on her cell phone on the afternoon of...

 

Cove Residents Warning Each Other Of Facebook Baseball Ticket Scams

Cove residents have been warning each other online of scams surrounding the Central Dragons Baseball team’s run for the state championship. Numerous posts to the “Martinsburg, Pa. Then, and Martinsburg, Pa. Now” Facebook page have offered...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    News    June 16, 2022

Courts Must be Free from Outside Influences, Federal Judge Tells Chamber's Breakfast Club

Judges in the United States should be free from political and social pressures when making rulings, federal Judge D. Brooks Smith told the Blair County Chamber of Commerce at its June 9 Breakfast...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 16, 2022

N. Woodbury Twp. Relieves Police Chief of Duties

North Woodbury Township will be without full-time police protection for the foreseeable future after township supervisors elected to dismiss Chief Dave Rosamilia. Rosamilia, who has nearly 20 years of service in law enforcement, was hired in March...

 
 By ALLAN J. BASSLER    News    June 16, 2022

Northern Bedford Graduation Speaker Tells Grads They are 'Worthy of Success'

A pediatric cardiologist who overcame multiple challenges in his personal and professional life told the Northern Bedford County School District graduates that "real life is not social media. It is...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    News    June 16, 2022

Claysburg-Kimmel Graduates To Go Far and Succeed

Claysburg-Kimmel's graduation went off as scheduled on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Claysburg-Kimmel graduated 75 students. It was a beautiful 70-degree day at Claysburg Community Park, where the event...

 

Blair Co. Genealogical Society Welcomes Kevin Mearkle as Speaker

Blair County Genealogical Society’s June speaker will be author Kevin Mearkle. Mearkle is a resident of Bedford County and an 8th generation descendant of two Bedford County families with Civil War...

 

DMVA Warns Veterans to be Aware of Scammers Looking to Poach Their Military Pension

Pennsylvania veterans and their advocates should be aware of an increase in scammers looking to poach their VA pensions, warns the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). Pension Poaching is financial exploitation targeting...

 

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