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Lil' Focht's Graduates

Lil' Focht's Day Care of Martinsburg recently recognized five graduates this year from preschool. The graduates are (from left): Tyler Sparks, son of Andrea and Barry Sparks of Martinsburg; Trenten...

 

C-burg PAST to Hold Program on June 22

Claysburg PAST (Preserving Artifacts Stories and Traditions) will hold a two-hour history information program at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium. This...

 

Nason Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Nason Foundation, whose mission is to support the health and vitality of our community through financial support and education, is accepting applications for scholarships. The Nason Foundation originally began offering scholarships in 1989 and di...

 

2019 Academic Awards Given At Northern Bedford High

The Northern Bedford County High School 2019 academic awards assembly was held on Tuesday, May 28. Recipients of the awards are as follows: Academic Excellence Award – Haley Cogan (Clifford and Christine Cogan) Brittany Ebersole (Brent and Sonja...

 

NBCMS Presents Academic Awards

The Northern Bedford County Middle School 2019 academic awards assembly was held on Tuesday, May 28. Recipients of the awards are as follows: President’s Educational Excellence Awards – Grade 8: Adan Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joby Schleinkofer...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019

Gunsmithing Business Looks to Enter Borough

Several months ago, Zach Biddle attended a Williamsburg Borough Council meeting in hopes to get the borough to work on the steps to allow his business, Ridgeline Gunsmithing, to occupy the now vacant Dollar General property. Following the story break...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019

Williamsburg Municipal Authority Raises Rates in 2020

Williamsburg Municipal Authority members did something they had hoped not to – raise water rates during last Tuesday’s (June 4) meeting. During the Pennvest project process, the Williamsburg Municipal Authority was not eligible for any grants bec...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019

Eagle Scouts Look to Accomplish Projects

By NATALIE GORSUCH Williamsburg Correspondent Three young men, members of the Williamsburg Eagle Scouts, are working toward projects slated to finish over the summer. Scouts are to choose a project...

 

Williamsburg HS Announces Award Winners for 2018-19

Twenty members of Williamsburg Community High School’s Class of 2019 were presented with awards and scholarships. Recipients of awards and scholarships (in alphabetical order) were: Morgan Rayne Clouser – daughter of Melissa Bungard and Chris...

 

Central High School Lists Award, Scholarship Winners

Central High School graduated 133 students on June 6 from Spring Cove School District. Forty-five seniors were presented with awards and scholarships. Recipients of awards and scholarships were: Thad Albright of Martinsburg, son of Jerry and Bobbi...

 
 By Dave Lemery    News    June 13, 2019

Pa. Senate Committee Advances Bill To Rein In Growth of Budget

Pennsylvania’s proposed Taxpayer Protection Act took another step June 3 in what promises to be a long and arduous road to passage. In the first week of June, the Senate Finance Committee advanced the proposed constitutional amendment, over...

 

Portage Railroad History Van Tour Offered

The Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Visitor Center is offering a van tour at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15. The tour is free, but reservations are required. Please call (814) 886-6150 for more information and to make a reservation. This...

 

Benjamin Hinish Graduates from Marine Corps

Benjamin W. Hinish graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island in South Carolina, on May 31. Pfc. Hinish is the son of Ron Hinish and Amy Benton. He is the grandson of Lois Jean Hinish...

 

Public Meeting and Plans Display for the Route 2017 (Fox Run Road) Bridge Replacement Project

he Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will conduct an open house and plans display to inform the public of the proposed bridge replacement project along Route 2017 (Fox Run Road) in Catharine Township, Blair County. The meeting will...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    June 6, 2019

Pageant, Music, Fireworks Planned For 'J4' Celebration

Despite the absence of rides for the first time in more than 50 years, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park has a full slate of events scheduled for its Fourth of July celebration. The six-day “J4” event will begin Monday, July 1, and run through...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    June 6, 2019

M-burg Seeks Mayor Following Resignation

Martinsburg Borough is seeking a mayor following Monday night’s (June 3) resignation of the town’s elected head. The borough’s council accepted the resignation of Rex L. Hartman during the meeting. Hartman who has served as the elected mayor...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Loysburg Bridge Named in Honor of Vietnam Vet

The Vietnam War began in 1955, when Darrell Magruder, of New Enterprise, was just 11 years old. A little over 10 years later, Magruder would lose his life fighting in that same war. In mid-April...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Claysburg Woman Dies in Crash

A Claysburg woman died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon, June 1. According to police, Iva J. Hershberger, 66, of Claysburg, was pulling out from a stop sign on Point Road, onto Lincoln Highway in Napier Township,...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 31, 1894 Several residents of North Woodbury Township protested an appointment by the school directors to fill a vacant post on the board. The residents felt that the taxpayers should have had some say in who was appointed to the...

 

Denae Hershberger Named Bedford County Dairy Princess

On the picturesque evening of May 25, Denae Hershberger, the daughter of Ross and Yvonne Hershberger of Martinsburg, was crowned 2019-20 Bedford County Dairy Princess. The contest was held at the...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 6, 1919 Memorial Day, this year, was a bright and beautiful day, and many of our people laid aside their daily work and came out to do reverence to the sleeping brave. Also many from out of town were present to take part in the...

 
 By David Snyder    News    June 6, 2019

Remembering Rodney Burket, Longtime Herald Employee

E. Rodney Burket of Martinsburg passed away on May 26, 2019. He had worked for 35 years in the Herald's back shop as a printer, while Dick Loose operated the Linotype. Besides the job of running...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 6, 1944 Joseph Schworm, the Ohio farmer who last Feb. 19, murdered his daughter-in-law, the former Betty Ake of Martinsburg, was sent to the state penitentiary at Columbus, Ohio, when he appeared in court for sentence Thursday of last...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 5, 1969 The combination of wind and heavy rain Monday evening caused some damage, but few complaints were heard as the storm brought relief from the usually dry conditions that have prevailed throughout the spring. The flight service...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 2, 1994 Cove Shoe Co. in Martinsburg is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion with a limited edition T-shirt. The shirt features the Corcoran Jump Boot, worn during World War II. The Spring Cove Women’s Club held...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 4, 2009 The war in iraq has hit home in the Cove. Chad A. Edmundson, 20, of Williamsburg, was killed by an improvised explosive device attack on May 27, in Abu Ghraib, Iraq. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Military and...

 
 By Dave Lemery    News    June 6, 2019

Audit Finds Poor Financial Controls at PGC

For years, Pennsylvania state Rep. David Maloney said, he’s been questioned by state residents in the hunting community wondering how the state Game Commission spends the money they fork over for licenses. “Many of the sportsmen statewide have...

 

Shredding Events to Be Held in H-burg, Bellwood

Residents of the 80th Legislative District are invited to Rep. Jim Gregory’s (R-Blair) free shredding events to help safeguard themselves against identity theft. The events will be held: • 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the American Legion Post...

 

'Cove Cause for Cancer' Plans Gala

The Cove Cause for Cancer organization has planned a black-tie affair for Saturday, July 13, at the Bistro at the Village Green, Martinsburg. “A Mid Summer’s Night” will be the theme for the dress-to-impress event. Attendees will have the...

 

Altoona Career and Technology Center Announces Adult Education Programs

The Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center announces its summer open house series, Walk-in Wednesdays. During the Wednesday open houses, individuals interested in adult education programs may visit GACTC to learn about the various programs and...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group To Hold Meeting on June 13

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. Permethrin treated socks, which have tick repellent protection lasting up to 70 washings, tick...

 

Albright Church Plans Vacation Bible School

Albright Church of the Brethren in Roaring Spring will host Vacation Bible School from June 9 through June 13. VBS will be held from 6:20 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday with a closing program at 7 p.m. on Friday. The theme this year will be...

 

MUNICIPAL

Nine Killed in Memorial Day Holiday Crashes Members of the Pennsylvania State Police investigated 755 traffic crashes during the four-day Memorial Day holiday driving period, from May 24 through May 2...

 

C-K Repeats as District Champs

Claysburg-Kimmel won its second straight District 6 Class 1A softball championship on May 31 at Saint Francis University, Loretto. Seeded third, the Lady Bulldogs knocked off top-seeded Glendale 8-5...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Body Found in River May 27 Confirmed As That of Man Missing Since January

A body found on Memorial Day, May 27, in the Juniata River near Brooks Mills, Blair Township, just north of East Freedom, has been identified as 30-year-old Mathew W. Smith of Bakers Summit. Smith...

 

Area Frontier Patriots To Meet June 8 near Bedford

The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon on Saturday, June 8. at Hoss's Steak & Seafood Restaurant, 4308 Business Route 220, Bedford. The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes...

 

Commissioned Officer

2nd Lt. Tyson Jay Miller (center) was commissioned as an active duty officer in the Infantry branch on May 11, 2019. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in safety management and a minor in...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 6, 2019

Group Planning History Tour

The Southern Cove Historical Group met on May 18 at the South Woodbury Township building in New Enterprise. Bob Detwiler is the chairman of the group, and Linda Claycomb is the group's secretary....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Claysburg Woman Accused of Stealing $131,000 From Employer

A Claysburg woman is facing felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property after police said she embezzled $131,000 from the doctor’s office where she worked as billing supervisor. Danielle M. Bushore, 42, was arraigned on Friday, May 24, by...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Duncanville Man Drowns Fleeing Police

A Duncansville man drowned in the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River after he jumped into the swift currents while attempting to elude police. The body of Jeremy Ross, 37, was pulled from the river about five hours after police said he leapt...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 6, 2019

Williamsburg Graduates Urged to 'Follow a Positive Path'

Pastor Thomas Hanks of the Williamsburg and Fairview Church of the Brethren delivered a powerful message to the Williamsburg High School Class of 2019 during Baccalaureate services held on Sunday even...

 

Rotary Williamsburg 'Students' Named

The Rotary “Students of the Month” at Williamsburg High School have been announced for April and May. Paige Gunnett was April’s “Student of the Month.” She is the daughter of Ryan and Gretchen Gunnett. Paige’s school h...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 6, 2019

Mending Hearts Animal Rescue Event Held

This Sunday, Mending Hearts Animal Rescue, along with the friends and family of Allison Edwards, held the fourth Annual Mending Alli's Heart to benefit the rescue service. Allison's mother Penny,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

Martinsburg Man Jailed for Fleeing from Police

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer A Martinsburg man is behind bars after fleeing an attempted traffic stop by Altoona police on May 21. According to the criminal complaint, an Altoona police officer was...

 

Nevins, SC Board Reach Agreement Prior to Public Hearing

An agreement reached by the Spring Cove School Board and Central boys’ varsity basketball and assistant baseball coach Reggie Nevins on May 21 forced the cancellation of a public hearing that was scheduled for May 22. Nevins told the Herald that...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 24, 1894 A copy of the Herald for this week was unavailable. The following news items were gathered from issues of the previous weeks. The work on the Bedford-Blair County railroad, which ran from Cessna to Brooks Mills, was rapidly...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

Vandals Cause Damage to Spring Cove School Grounds

The Spring Cove School District police are asking for the public's help to identify the person or persons responsible for causing damage to the grounds at the elementary and middle schools in Roaring...

 

Northern Bedford Set to Recognize 57 Graduates Tonight

Commencement exercises for the Northern Bedford County High School are scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Thursday, May 30. Brian Sell, 1996 NBC alumnus, will address the Class of 2019. Fifty-seven seniors a...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 30, 1919 Wednesday of last week was the 99th birthday anniversary of Elizabeth Camerer, the grand old lady residing on the borough limits northeast of town. Annually and appropriately her friends gather at her home to spend this...

 

C-K to Honor 80 Graduates June 3

Eighty seniors are candidates to receive their diplomas during Claysburg-Kimmel High School's 98th commencement exercise, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the high school auditorium....

 

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