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Burglars Discovered

Herald of Aug. 9, 1894 Two burglars broke into the residence of C.H. Mock in Martinsburg, gaining entrance to the home through the cellar. They were proceeding up the basement steps to the first floor when Mock discovered them, causing them to flee....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 17,1944 Another native son of the Bedford county end of the Cove has made the supreme sacrifice in France. Word was received that Pfc. Joseph Warren Reasy, aged 21, is missing in action since June 12. The young man is the son of Mr. an...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 14, 1969 Toll charges on telephone calls between Martinsburg–Williamsburg; Roaring Spring–Claysburg; and Roaring Spring–Loysburg will be discontinued Sunday, Aug. 17. G. A. Grimes, Martinsburg District Manager for United...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 11, 1994 The Northern Bedford School Board approved an interscholastic boys’ soccer team Tuesday night with competition to begin this fall. Twenty-five boys in Grades 9 through 12 have indicated an interest in the sport with at...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 13, 2009 The Roaring Spring Community Library–repainted, recarpeted, redecorated–dazzled Saturday, Aug. 8, for its grand opening. The occasion marked the 50th anniversary of the free, public library’s founding in the community....

 

Christian Singles To Hold Cookout

Gospel music singer Tom Smith of Everett will be the guest at the Christian Singles’ cookout at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the home of Pete and Carol Imler, Roaring Spring. Those who attend may invited a friend, bring a dish to share and a chair....

 

Dixie Melody Boys to Perform

One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Friendship Village Campground, 348 Friendship Road in Bedford....

 

Genealogical Society to Learn About 'Indian Eve'

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Roller-Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg. The speakers will be Carl Sellers, his daughter Lora Sellers and his brother Gary...

 

Blair County's Annual Night Out Against Crime Continues to Grow

Observed annually across the nation on the first Tuesday in August, National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community....

 

Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Church Installs Pastor

Though this story has many more chapters yet to be written, consider this the final installment leading up to the Installation of the 18th senior pastor in 231 years at First Presbyterian Church of Ho...

 

Showmanship Winners Announced at 69th Dairy Show

The 69th annual Morrisons Cove Dairy Show got underway Monday, July 29, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg with the 4-H and FFA showmanship contest. Nate Oleniacz of New Oxford was...

 

Best Owned and Bred Jr. Show

Caleb McGee (right) of Clearfield received the Bob Hetrick Award for Blair County's 4-H Best Owned and Bred Tuesday, July 30, during the Blair/Bedford 4-H and FFA Junior Dairy Show. McGee's Red and...

 

Recovery Walk Aug. 17 at H-burg

The Central PA Recovery Walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at Legion Park in Hollidaysburg. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. The walk will begin at 11 a.m. from Legion Park to the Blair County Courthouse. Following, there will be a rally where...

 

Blair County Uploads Basic Property Assessment Maps

The Blair County Assessment Office at the Blair County Courthouse has completed the upload of basic property assessment maps to the county website, blairco.org. To date, the maps were only available to view in hard copy or digitally on the kiosk...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 15, 2019 

RS Library Agrees to Purchase Eldon Inn

The Roaring Spring Borough Council held its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, Aug. 12. Council announced that the Roaring Spring Community Library Board has agreed to purchase the Eldon Inn f...

 

Pa. Governor Visits Ritchey's Dairy, Promotes Farm Programs

Gov. Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding made Ritchey's Dairy their second stop on a visit to Blair County on Friday, Aug. 9. The visit was partly a promotion tour for the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 15, 2019 

New Enterprise Man Jailed for Burglary of Duncansville Golf Shop

A New Enterprise man was jailed last week after police said he attempted to break into a Duncansville golf shop. According to charges filed by Blair Township police, on Aug. 7, an officer was patrolling the area of Golf World, 139 Golf World Lane,...

 

Dignified U.S. Flag Retirement Set for Sept. 5 at Memorial Park

The Auxiliary of the D. Merle Tipton VFW Post 43 and Boy Scouts Troops 57 and 358 will again conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in the...

 

Pa. Lags Neighboring States In Prosperity Rankings

A new study examining prosperity in the United States shows that Pennsylvania is ranked in the middle of all states. However, when compared against other states in its region, the Keystone State is far behind. The Legatum Institute, a British-based...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    August 15, 2019 

'Big Boy,' the Herald Lamb

Gage Carpenter of Dn'D Family Farms, Roaring Spring, shows off "Big Boy," one of his four entries in the 2019 Blair County Junior Livestock Sale on Aug. 13 at Memorial Park. Big Boy was purchased by...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    August 15, 2019 

Greenfield Twp. Considering Nuisance-Related Ordinances

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors will consider adopting new nuisance-related ordinances at its next meeting, Sept. 3. The board had planned to approve the ordinances at its Aug. 6 meeting, but decided to wait a month to allow additional...

 
 By Ad Crable    News    August 15, 2019 

Manure Injection Passes 'Smell Test' as Best Management Practice

For centuries across the Chesapeake Bay region, farmers have spread manure on their fields to boost crop growth and dispose of animal waste. But stormwater runoff can send those manure-based...

 
 By Daryl Cole    News    August 15, 2019 

One Bounce Before Back-to-School ...

Grace Pointe Community Church of God held its annual Back-to-School Celebration on Sunday, Aug. 11. More than 80 children attended the event which included snacks, games and these bouncy houses to...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 15, 2019 

Williamsburg Borough Holds 'Infrequent Occurrence' to Discuss Zoning

“An infrequent occurrence” are words to describe the public hearing at last Monday evening’s Williamsburg Borough Council meeting. The public hearing held during the meeting was in regard to Ordinance No. 393, which concerns zoning in the town...

 
 By AAA East Central    News    August 15, 2019 

W. Pa. Gas Prices Drop as Regional Inventory Jumps

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is six cents cheaper this week at $2.861 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Statewide, Pennsylvania motorists are paying a nickel less at the pump this week at an...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 15, 2019 

Gearing Up For the Williamsburg Community Farm Show

It’s about that time in Williamsburg when those from far and wide converge on our little town for the week – next week is Farm Show week. The Williamsburg Community Farm Show Board of Directors has been busy planning activities for the week of...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 15, 2019 

Williamsburg Authority Awards Contract For HVAC Installation at Plant

MARC-Service, Inc., of Windber was awarded the final bid (Bid No. 3) during last Tuesday evening’s Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting. The HVAC company would be installing heating, ventilation and air conditioning in the new water treatment...

 

App Offers Link to Local Food Sources

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Aug. 9 unveiled a new service enabling older and at-risk Pennsylvanians to more easily access affordable, healthy local food. The FMNP app – an online application for the Women Infants and...

 

Paper Mill Reports Dust Fire Monday

The paper mill in Roaring Spring reported smoke in the chip screen building around 1:15 on Monday, Aug. 19. The report was of smoke, not a full-blown fire. Area volunteer fire departments, including Roaring Spring and Martinsburg, are responding at... Full story

 

Producers to Learn About Worms at Ext. Workshops

It’s turning out to be a difficult year for sheep and goat producers in Pennsylvania. Wet weather has resulted in ideal conditions for internal parasites to flourish in pasture systems, which can lead to infected animals. Producers can learn how...

 

New Student Orientation Set at ACM Everett Campus

Allegany College of Maryland’s Bedford County Campus, Everett, will host its New Student Orientation from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. New student orientation offers mini-sessions designed to simplify the college experience and introduce new...

 

MUNICIPAL

Forgery State Police, Hollidaysburg, filed charges of forgery and unsworn falsification to authorities against Gary Deem, 65, of East Freedom, owner of Deem Motors, Duncansville, on March 20. DUI...

 

Twenty-Seven to Vie for Little Miss C-burg Crown

Twenty-seven young girls who will enter grades one through five in the fall will vie for the crown of Little Miss Claysburg on Saturday, Aug. 10. The silver anniversary event (25th annual) of the Little Miss Claysburg Pageant will begin at 11:15...

 

Milk Marketing Bd. Releases Dairy Producers' Opinion Survey Report

The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board has released the Dairy Producers’ Opinion Survey Report. The 47-page report, authored by Consumer Member Carol Hardbarger, Ph.D., analyzes and evaluates data collected by the board regarding Pennsylvania dairy...

 

Senior Expo Aug. 14 at Bedford Fairgrounds

State Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) will team up to host a free Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Jordan Hall in the Bedford Fairgrounds, 702 W. Pitt St....

 

Free Night of Swimming at Memorial Pool

The Martinsburg Ministerium will sponsor a free night of swimming from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today, Aug. 8, at Hershberger Memorial Pool, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The area pastors will be there to...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 2, 1894 Cholera infantum was epidemic among the children in Henrietta. Two victims who died from the disease were the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Weyandt and the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kauffman. Also, in four days, four young...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of August 8, 1919 Fred E. S. Kagarise, principal of the Martinsburg High School, for the past twenty-five years, has severed his relations with the school board at this place. Rumor was currant for some time that Professor expected to leave...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of August10,1944 Pennsylvania is said to be falling behind in the salvaging of paper for use of the war department in supplying the needs of our armed forces and the citizens are asked to make a greater effort to get out everything in the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of August 7, 1969 It looks like the largest and best apple crop in the Cove since the Cove Apple Packers Cooperative was established in 1962, according to Robert E. Meredith, an official at the Martinsburg plant. The processing plant will be...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 4, 1994 Fire thought to have been touched off by an arsonist late Friday destroyed a large warehouse in Taylor Township filled with pulp and scrap paper for recycling. The blaze kept hundreds of fire-fighters busy for three days at...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of August 6, 2009 The Spring Cove School Board approved housing another Head Start program in the school district. Child Advocates of Blair County will host the Head Start preschool program at the Spring Cove Middle School. Superintendent...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 8, 2019

A Cry for Help: Wife of Man Shot in Roaring Spring Says System 'Failed' Her Husband

On Friday afternoon, July 26, around 2:49 p.m., Alda Jays Messner talked with her husband on the telephone. A little more than an hour later he was dead. Somehow in that hour, Todd Messner, 49, made...

 

Martinsburg Council Welcomes New Member

Martinsburg Borough Council welcomed aboard a new member Monday evening, Aug. 5. Council voted in the only applicant for the open board position, Charles "Chuck" Kensinger. Mayor Richard A. Brantner S...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 8, 2019

W-burg Man Facing Child Abuse Charges

A Williamsburg man is facing felony charges relating to the abuse of a 2-year-old boy that allegedly occurred in his home along High Street on Dec. 3, 2018. According to charges filed by the Williamsburg Police Department, police were contacted by Bl...

 

General Daniel Roberdeau: Immigrant, Merchant, Patriot

Many of the readers of the Herald have visited Fort Roberdeau in Tyrone Township, Blair County. There they have learned about the purpose of the fort, and about aspects of the Revolutionary War in...

 

Another Successful Summer Reading Program at M-burg Library

This year's summer reading program at the Martinsburg Community Library, entitled "A Universe of Stories," began on June 10 and ended on Aug. 2. A total of 79 children in preschool through eighth...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 8, 2019

Woodbury Twp. (Blair) Receives CMA Final Plans

Final plans for the Williamsburg Christian and Missionary Alliance Church were given to the Woodbury Township supervisors during last Thursday evening’s meeting. CMA’s engineer, from Gwin, Dobson and Foreman of Hollidaysburg, presented the plans...

 

Ag Progress Days Provides Glimpse Into Science And Business Of Agriculture

Everything agriculture and more can be found at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, which kicks off Aug. 13 and continues through Aug. 15 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County. The...

 

First-Year Showman

Emma Stock, 8-year-old daughter of Roger Stock and Rhonda Miller of Martinsburg, holds her market steer "Paxton." Emma said she is very excited for the opportunity to be a first-year member for the...

 

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