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Government Transparency Bill Becomes Law Without Governor's Signature

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf allowed a government transparency bill he once adamantly opposed lapse into law Sunday evening without his signature. The legislation requires state agencies to fulfill Right to Know records requests during disaster declarations....

Ag Dept. Warns Consumers to Report Unsolicited Seeds Received by Mail

Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on July 28 warned consumers to properly discard and report unordered and mislabeled seeds shipped from overseas. Consumers nationwide have received seeds in packages labeled as jewelry. These seeds may...

Herald Offers Clarification on Spring Cove Fall Re-Opening Plan

A story on Page A-6 of the July 23, 2020, edition of the Herald, may have been misleading regarding the Spring Cove School District’s plans for this fall. According to Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker, a letter was sent to all par...

Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania: 1,120 Positivos llevan el total estatal a 109,384

El Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania confirmó hoy a las 12 a.m., el 28 de julio, que hay 1.120 casos positivos adicionales de COVID-19, con lo que el total estatal asciende a 109.384. Los 67 condados de Pensilvania tienen casos de COVID-19. El...

Herald Introduces a New Free Cove Calendar

The Herald is introducing a new community calendar that is free to use. The Herald’s Cove Calendar has been completely revamped and is now easier to use. The entire Cove community is invited to make the calendar a central place to find out...

'Building Bridges' Event Planned for Friday, July 31, to Honor First Responders

Blair County Sheriff James Ott announced an event to show support to front-line first responders called “Building Bridges for the Community.” The event will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020. This event is a collective...

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

AAA: Gas Average Dips in Pennsylvania

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is a penny cheaper this week at $2.447 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. On the week, only a handful of states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region saw gas...

Martinsburg's Old Borough Building Receives a Facelift

Attorney Teressa E. George is pleased with the new colors of her office building at 133 E. Allegheny St., in Martinsburg. Haberstroh, Sullivan and George, LLP, moved in to what may always be referred...

PGC Counting on Hunters to Put New CWD Plan in Effect

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has a new plan for battling what many consider the biggest wildlife-management challenge of the 21st century. And it’s counting on hunters to help put it into action. Acting at its quarterly meeting on July 25,...

Bulldogs to Be Featured as the 'Game of the Week' vs. Bellwood

WHVL-TV, Central Pennsylvania’s first station to televise live local high school football, on July 16 announced its 2020 Game of the Week schedule. WHVL will televise 10 action-packed games this fall each Friday at 7 p.m. throughout the regular...

The Sportsman's Corner

I have a friend we'll call "John Doe" who owns a nice outdoor property. John keeps a few trout in a small pond there. However, by this spring the population was down to one large palomino (yes, I...

Don't Be A Titty Baby ...

By MICHAEL LYNCH Posted June 11, 2020 I think what the country needs is sort of mix between more Norman Rockwell and more Norman Lear. We need to stop being simpletons and live more simply. As the old Southern expression goes, “Stop being a titty...

Give Yourself Permission to Do the Right Thing

To the Editor: Perhaps history can forgive those who voted for Trump in 2016. Trump made many grandiose promises of actions that would shake up the status quo and benefit the common man, steps that certainly have a populist appeal. And previously...

A Tale of the 'Hispanic Soldiers'

To the Editor: I have read with interest the reaction to your effort to reach out to the Hispanic immigrant workers in your community. I have a story to relate to the subject. Perhaps my favorite uncle, Joe McClure, native and resident of...

Fact Sheet Explores Homework Gap Issue, Possible Solutions

Internet access remains a problem for millions of Americans, including school age children. Those students without home internet access face increased difficulties completing their schoolwork, often referred to as the “homework gap.” Earlier...

More Than Soap

There are many people in our community who are facing new economic challenges because of the mandatory closure of businesses due to COVID-19. Financial resources are tight and there may not be enough left in the budget for personal hygiene items....

DOREEN A. OLDHAM

Doreen A. Oldham, 64, of Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, July 18, 2020, at home. She was born on March 14, 1956, in Altoona, the daughter of Richard and Jeanette Oneal. She...

MARY M. KENNEDY

Mary M. Kennedy, 79, of Gallitzin, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at home. She was born on July 28, 1940, in Hollidaysburg, a daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Dunkle) Elliot. She is survived by siblings Maude Snyder married to...

DORIS JANE GRACE

Doris Jane Grace, 89, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, as she lived her life, gently and without complaint. Her physical challenges began with difficulty walking and...

DEATH RECORD

GRACE – Doris Jane, 89, Roaring Spring KENNEDY – Mary M., 79, Galitzin OLDHAM – Doreen A., 64,... Full story

NE Hosts Tractor Pulls, Military Organization

The Greater Pennsylvania Military Preservation Association educated the community with a Vietnam display during the tractor pull show on July 18 at the Southern Cove Power Reunion show grounds in...

Fleet Reserve Assoc. Essay Winners

The Fleet Reserve Association recently announced this year's essay winners. This year's theme was "What My Vote Will Mean to Me." Winners were Victoria Waite, 2020 graduate of Central High School;...

WW II Veteran Earns 'Quilt of Valor' for Service to His Country

James "Bernie" Beemiller, 95, of Everett, was awarded a Quilt of Valor at a private ceremony at Spring House Estates in Everett on July 15, 2020. Beemiller was nominated for the award by his daughter...

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Community Yard Sales Do not forget that the annual Williamsburg Community Yard Sales will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. Gun Raffle Canceled Due to the current pandemic, the Williamsburg and Alexandria Gun Raffle scheduled for...

Cyrus Simmons, 16, Makes Eagle Scout

According to research done in 2015, the average percent of Boy Scouts who actually make Eagle Scout was a surprising 6 percent. Over the last few months, our small town of Williamsburg has garnered...

Ideas Behind Strength-Based Parenting

Many a parent is familiar with the notion that children do not come with instruction manuals. Since babies are not born with instruction manuals, the best way to raise children is open to...

Evan Cottle Earns Dean's List Honor at CPC

Evan Cottle, of Hopewell, has been named to the Central Penn College (Summerdale) dean’s list for the spring 2020 term. Cottle is currently majoring in legal studies. To qualify for the designation, an undergraduate student at Central Penn...

Danette Feathers Named to Dean's List

Danette Feathers, a library assistant student from Everett, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2020 semester at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem. Feathers was one of more than 2,150 high-achieving students who persevered...

Community Shows Appreciation to Police Department

Memorial Church of the Brethren in Martinsburg hosted a community and family event on July 22 to honor and appreciate the Martinsburg Borough Police Department. The event included tours of a police...

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

My father was one to stand at night And look up at the sky At springtime moons and blue starlight And clouds that drifted by. He seemed to drink the fragrant air In natural, keen delight. One with...

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: II Corinthians 5:11-19 Proverbs 28:13 I John 1:8-10 Psalm 51:1-19 Romans 7:18-25 St. Luke 15:11-24 II Chronicles 7:11-20 From II Chronicles 7:14, the second requisite is for us to...

Lines by Lee

If you have adult children you can probably relate to what I have been experiencing over the past several years. My sons are 17 and 18. They are not children anymore. And though they want to be...

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