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President Trump Visits Martinsburg for Campaign Speech

President Donald J. Trump spoke for a little over an hour at the Altoona-Blair County Airport on Monday, Oct. 26, just hours before the United States Senate confirmed the president's third nominee to...

Penn State Extension to Offer Webinar 'Dining with Diabetes'

Thanks to a grant from the Blair County Health and Welfare Council, and because in-person classes were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Penn State Extension will offer several series of Dining with Diabetes live webinars without charge to...

Pa. Launches Redesigned CareerLink Job Website

The Pa. Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) secretary launched a redesigned PA CareerLink website Oct. 14. The department states that the changes make it easier for Pennsylvania workers, employers and workforce development groups to connect to...

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W-bury Twp. Resident Asks About Noise Ordinance

Larry Mock attended the Oct. 1 meeting of the Woodbury Township (Blair County) supervisors to discuss plans for a pavilion. Mock plans to build a pavilion and he asked supervisors if there were any...

Pennsylvania Elected Officials Agree To Yearlong Pay Freeze Amid Pandemic

Pennsylvania state government officials delayed their annual pay raise last week in the face of a pandemic-induced revenue shortfall. Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 2487 on Friday that freezes pay for himself, cabinet officials, legislators...

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Elected Officials Gather to Promote Voter Registration

More than 200 people gathered in Williamsburg on Sunday, Oct. 18, for a voter registration event called "Cut the Pork." "For Williamsburg, I definitely consider this a success," Blair County...

Correction: Incorrect Date For Reunion

The Morrison Cove High School Class of 1960 will hold its next reunion Sept. 21, 2021. The incorrect date appeared in the Oct. 15, 2020, edition. The Herald apologizes for its...

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Upcoming Events at The Park at Morrisons Cove

Thursday, Oct. 29: Free Senior Bowling – Seniors aged 59 and older can participate in this free and fun activity. Sponsored by a grant from the Nason Foundation. Every Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m....

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SCES Receives Fire Prevention Materials

Three area fire companies recognized Fire Prevention Week with a visit to Spring Cove Elementary School, Roaring Spring, on Oct. 6. Officials from Friendship (Roaring Spring), Martinsburg and Freedom...

Geisinger Addresses Data Security Incident

Geisinger has begun notifying some of its patients of a data security incident that occurred at a third-party vendor, Blackbaud, Inc. Blackbaud provides cloud-based data solutions to nonprofits, foundations and other social good organizations...

– Girls' Soccer Report –

NBC Northern Bedford traveled to Everett on Oct. 12 and scored a 4-2 victory. Abby Kline led the way with a hat trick on her birthday. Mariah Hall also scored for the Lady Panthers, who built a 4-0 lead at halftime. At Southern Fulton on Oct. 14,...

Williamsburg High School Runs Past West Branch

The Williamsburg High School football team is heading into the District 6 Class 1A playoffs with high hopes. The Blue Pirates won their second straight game – evening their record at 3-3 – with a 38-12 victory over West Branch on Oct. 16 at...

–Volleyball Report –

CKHS Claysburg-Kimmel fell to visiting Everett in five sets Oct. 12. Emalee Cavender served for 28 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Haileigh Reed and Bailey Garver had six kills each, while Harleigh Cavender recorded 11 assists. C-K defeated...

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Dragons Earn Top Seed in D-6 3A Playoffs

A 21-point third-quarter explosion Friday night, Oct. 16, helped the Central High School football team remain undefeated. The Dragons turned a 14-7 lead into a 35-point cushion against Penns Valley...

Kegler's Korner

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies’ League standings for Oct. 6 are: W / L Die Hard 15 / 5 KingPins 14 / 6 Thelma & Louise 9 / 11 Ghosts 2 / 18 High scores: Team series: Thelma & Louise 940 Team single: Thelma & Louise 361 Indiv. series: Gina Corrigan...

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Broadening My Horizons

My wife, my son and my granddaughter tell me that I live in a confined world. "All you want to do is to go fly-fishing for trout and hunt for wild turkeys in season. You need to broaden your...

Glendale Tops Lady Pirates In Volleyball

The Williamsburg High School volleyball team lost in three sets to undefeated Glendale on Oct. 6. The Lady Vikings won by the scores of 25-10, 25-12, 25-6.Williamsburg hosted Juniata Valley on Oct. 15 and fell in straight sets, 25-5, 25-21,...

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Panthers Score 8 Touchdowns in Victory

The Northern Bedford High School football team found the end zone eight times Friday night, Oct. 16, at Claysburg-Kimmel. The scores – six offensive, one defensive and one special teams – helped...

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Cove Area Football Postseason Kicks Off Friday

The District 5 and District 6 football postseason that kicks off this weekend will feature three teams from Morrisons Cove. In District 5, second-seeded Northern Bedford (5-1) will host third-seeded...

Everett/C-K Football Game Cancelled

Claysburg-Kimmel's home varsity football game vs. Everett Area scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23, has been cancelled. No further information is available at this...

What I Am Voting For

By DR. BARRY ENGLAND, VMD It is with a lot of question and concern as I wonder where all of you Never-Trumpers have been the last four years. Are you all so blind to all of the facts and are you so full of hate that you can not see what the...

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Lowering The Entertainment Bar

For our 61st wedding anniversary, we treated ourselves to a robot Rumba Sweeper. That evening, we removed the cardboard wrappings and three of us sat back to watch. My husband, myself and one cat...

Civility Before, During, and After Election Day

By JOHNATHAN HLADIK Policy Director Center for Rural Affairs Discussion and debate has always been a part of rural America. From coffee shops to the local co-op, rural residents aren’t afraid to show their loyalty for one candidate or another,...

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EDWARD L. PARK

Edward L. Park, 97, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born April 2, 1923, in Clearfield, the son of the late Alexander and...

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JOANNE MAE MOCK

Joanne Mae Mock, 85, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born Sept. 15, 1935, in New Paris, daughter of the late...

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LOIS I. MILLER

Lois I. Miller, 91, of Martinsburg, formerly of Duncansville, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born June 21, 1929, in Duncansville, daughter of the...

SUSAN ANNE LABENSKI

Susan Anne Labenski, 61, of Spruce Creek, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, after a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 12, 1959, at Newburgh, N.Y., a daughter of Jesse Malcolm and Dorothea Gwen (Tyson) Gill Jr. She was twice...

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MICHAEL M. 'MIKE' KRIDER

Michael M. "Mike" Krider, 62, of Roaring Spring, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born June 20, 1958, in Roaring...

DEATH RECORD

KRIDER – Michael M. “Mike,” 62, Roaring Spring LABENSKI – Susan Anne, 61, Spruce Creek MILLER – Lois I., 91, Martinsburg, formerly of Duncansville MOCK – Joanne Mae, 85, Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury PARK – Edward L., 97,...

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Support for Biden-Harris

Democrats of the Cove, a group that originated on Facebook, collected donations from its members to purchase a billboard supporting the Biden and Harris ticket in the upcoming presidential election....

Area Students Earn Degrees at Central Penn

Central Penn College, Summerdale, recently held a virtual commencement for the 2020 graduating class. Area graduates included: Evan Cottle of Hopewell graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from Central Penn College....

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Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"The wondrous shine on autumn leaves must be the golden notes That beat on them the summer through, From songbirds' rapturous throats." Sudie Stuart Hagar calls them Goldsmiths, those songsters that...

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Cancer-Free

"Walk Where You Are" was the theme of the 2020 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central PA, held Sunday, Oct. 11. Breast cancer survivor Jim Daversa of Altoona was the walk ambassador. Above,...

Kopp Drug Robbed

Herald of Oct. 21, 2010 Residents of the Spring Cove School District reside in a Hall of Fame community, as the district was inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Monday night, Oct. 18. According to Pennsylvania...

GOP Women Elect Bolger

Herald of Oct. 19, 1995 Mrs. Jeanne Bolger of Martinsburg was elected state director for both Blair and Bedford counties by the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women. Mrs. Bolger had previously been serving as director for Blair County but was...

Bull Causes Injuries

Herald of Oct. 22, 1970 The Post Office Department is considering changes in its plans for a new Martinsburg Post Office to meet local requests concerning design and location. Four young men from scattered sections of the Cove area are accused by...

Flock of Geese Circles Town

Herald of Oct. 25, 1945 Just a year and a day after the fine old Colonial dwelling on the Irvin Wareham farm in Taylor Township had been destroyed by fire, the large barn on the Elmer F. Smith farm, which adjoins the Wareham farm, on Friday...

Community Day a Success

Herald of Oct. 22, 1920 The Salemville community was the scene of a distressing accident on Monday evening when John H. Baker, a prominent resident of the place, was instantly killed when he fell under the wheels of a threshing machine. The machine...

Train Wreck Kills 3 Crewman

Herald of Oct. 17, 1895 Passenger Train 404 on the Hollidaysburg and Morrisons Cove Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which lays overnight at Henrietta and leaves Martinsburg for Altoona at 5:25 and is due in the city at 6:40 a.m., collided at...

Public Invited to Trunk or Treat Event at M-burg

To promote a safe and fun environment for our neighborhood children and families, Martinsburg Brethren in Christ will host a trick-or-treat alternative from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Children can trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk in a...

RS Church to Give Away Food to 50 Families Oct. 22

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Roaring Spring will have boxes of food to give away to anyone who can use it today, Oct. 22. Volunteers will begin handing out the food at 3 until 5 p.m. at the base of the church parking lot along Main Street (right...

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Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Ephesians 6:10-20 St. Matthew 6:7-13 Hebrews 4:12-16 St. Matthew 4:1-11 Hebrews 11:1-6 Hebrews 11:32-40 Philippians 4:4-13 I have been trying to warn-alert you to Satan's attacks....

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Lines by Lee

Editor's Note: Due to unforseen events, Pastor Lee Seese was unable to write a column for this week. The column below appeared in the Oct. 11, 2018, edition of the Herald. Some scattered, random...

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