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Farmers Urged to Apply for Emergency Loans Now

Farmers who wish to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP loan) assistance should do so as soon as possible. The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL advance applications on... Full story

Car (Almost) Hits Pole

According to Roaring Spring Police, just before 2 p.m., May 22, a vehicle drove up a utility pole tension wire near the intersection of Spang and Water streets in Roaring Spring. Speed and an object...

N. Woodbury Twp. Changes Polling Place for June 2 Election

The supervisors of North Woodbury Township are notifying the residents of North Woodbury Township that Blair County has changed the polling place for the township. The township polling place has moved from Homewood at Martinsburg to the new Valley...

Memorial Day Observed in Impromptu Martinsburg Gathering

Although the official Memorial Day parade and observances were cancelled in light of the COVID-19 restrictions, private individuals gathered via word of mouth and social media at Fairview Cemetery in...

PSP, PennDOT Highlight Traffic Safety As Pennsylvania Continues Phased Reopening

As counties move into the yellow phase of reopening and “Stay at Home Orders” are adjusted, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) remind drivers that traffic safety must be top of mind when...

Northern Bedford Dist. to Air Graduation Ceremony Tonight

Commencement exercises for the Northern Bedford County High School will be broadcast at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, May 28, on the school’s Facebook page and on the Only in the Cove website. The broadcast will feature a commencement video of seniors... Full story

Two Men Charged with Stealing, Selling Livestock

After a five-month investigation, two men are being charged with several felonies involving the buying and selling of stolen livestock. Paul A. Tremmel, 64, and Rosemberg Perez Lopez, 25, both of...

CKSD to Recognize 60 Seniors in Drive-In Style

Claysburg-Kimmel High School will hold a "drive-in" style commemcement ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 31. Graduation will begin at 2 p.m. and will occur in the student parking lot...

Gas Prices on the Rise in State As Demand Increases Nationwide

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is eight cents higher this week at $2.342 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. As gas prices increase across the country, five Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states...

Spring Cove School District to Recognize 142 Seniors

The coronavirus has played havoc with graduation plans everywhere, and Central High School is no exception. Spring Cove School District, however, has developed some very creative plans to honor its seniors. On Tuesday, June 2, Central High School...

People in Glass Houses Should Not Cast Stones

To the Editor: [Taylor Township] Supervisor Replogle, [when Blair County was in the Red Phase], state guidelines advised non-essential employees to stay home to protect the public. It sure didn’t stop you from working with the Realtor from down...

Old Friends Departed

It is May and I could still write about the coronavirus, but I am not going to because I am sick of it. I am sick of the theories, sick of the numbers, just sick of it but thankfully not with it. I... Full story

The Holdout Graham Moore

In 2009, young Maya Seale is excited to do her civic duty. She is chosen to sit on the jury of the most sensational case of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, daughter of the biggest real...

'Daily Rags' are Community Treasures

To the Editor: Never has there been more information available at our fingertips. Given a computer and an internet connection, anyone can read and produce material for the world to view. Amidst that sea of oftentimes contradictory information, we...

History Offers Valuable Lessons

To the Editor: There are reasons we were required to take history in school. One is so that, in the case of negative things in history, you might make wise decisions and not help history repeat itself. Stick with me to see how that works. There are...

Here Are a Few Questions

To the Editor: It is interesting as we begin to come out of the shutdown in some areas when you look at history. The country and this commonwealth are in shut down in many areas – not allowed to travel, go outdoors, have to wear masks, etc. May...

'Daily Rags' are Community Treasures

To the Editor: Never has there been more information available at our fingertips. Given a computer and an internet connection, anyone can read and produce material for the world to view. Amidst that sea of oftentimes contradictory information, we...

Prizes Won at Fishing Rodeo

Herald of May 28, 1970 First Lt. Dale S. Hoover has received the Bronze Star Air Medal from the President of the United States for heroic achievement while serving as a fighter pilot last year in Vietnam. At the same time, he received a Navy...

Dallas Detective Speaks

Herald of May 25, 1995 James R. Leavelle, retired detective from the Dallas, Texas, police department, was the keynote speaker at the fourth annual Pennsylvania Police Pride Day and Pennsylvania Police Memorial Service held Sunday, May 21, at the...

Stream Near Wertz Road

Morrisons Cove Herald photographer Gary M. Baranec recently shot this view of the stream running under a bridge along Wertz Road near...

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Summer is here! For my family, Memorial Day was the perfect opportunity to kick off what some are saying could be the hottest summer in a long time. I’m ready for pools, laying out and of course, spending time with my family. This year, my sister...

Pool Season Underway

Jenna Ritchey of Curryville and her other family members get the family pool ready for summer Saturday, May...

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

On one of the many trips I took on my garden path to my little greenhouse this spring, I stopped dead in my tracks at what I saw. Seeing the first appearance of a fern leaf peony in my garden was a...

Keeping Personal Information Safe During a Pandemic

Americans are spending more time at home, which means they're likely spending more time online. While their attention is focused on staying healthy, they shouldn't forget to stay vigilant about...

Coping with the Loss of a Loved One While Social Distancing

Coping with the loss of a loved one can be challenging in the best of times, but many people have had to confront such challenges at a time that is unlike any other in modern history. By the start of...

Trail Town Market Opens for Business

Saturday, May 23, kick-started the first Trail Town Market in Williamsburg. Many vendors including Jessica Shultz of Wildflower Cafe in Huntingdon, were one of the many vendors set up from 8:30 a.m....

Two Men Return Home

Herald of May 31, 1945 Two Martinsburg young men have already been mustered out of the armed service and returned to their homes after long years of action in the European war theatre. These are Cpl. Byron C. Ruby and Technical Sergeant Sheldon...

LOIS W. (MCCALL) ROBLEY

Lois W. (McCall) Robley, 91, of Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. She was born on Nov. 9, 1928, in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Chalmer and Edna...

SARA JANE BROWN

Sara Jane Brown, 78, a resident at Maybrook Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Altoona, formerly of Ore Hill, passed away on Saturday morning, May 23, 2020, at the home. She was born on April 5, 1942, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late...

BETTY JANE MOORE

Betty Jane Moore, 90, of Berlin, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Meadow View Nursing Center. She was born on Oct, 31, 1929, in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of Harold Hill and Florence (Heacock) Seeley. She was pre ceded in death by parents and...

DEATH RECORD

BROWN – Sara Jane, 78, resident at Maybrook Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Altoona, formerly of Ore Hill MOORE – Betty Jane, 90, Berlin ROBLEY – Lois W. (McCall), 91, Martinsburg, formerly of...

Other Articles of Interest

Community Events Calendar - The Cove

Submit an Event Thursday, March 26 Central High School Class of 1969 Dinner – 6 p.m., U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg. CANCELED. Shotgun Shoots – 7 p.m., Raver’s Gap Sportsmen’s Club. Every Thursday through March 26. Sunday, March 29 Drive-In... Full story

Community Events Calendar - Williamsburg

Submit an Event •Thursday, March 19 Food Bank Distribution – 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. •Thursday, March 26 Food Bank Distribution – 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran... Full story

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...

Not Your Typical Church Lady

I've always enjoyed connect the dots activity pages. Sometimes you can tell quite obviously what the picture is going to be before you even begin. Other times, the picture is more complicated and...

Governor's Office Outlines Business Restrictions Under Yellow Phase

In April, Gov. Tom Wolf announced his detailed plan for reopening Pennsylvania. The plan includes three phases (Red, Yellow, and Green) that counties will enter based on the conditions in their area. Details are available here: ht...

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Kings 11:9-13 I Kings 11:14, 23, 25 I Kings 11:28-34 Galatians 6:1-10 Leviticus 26:14-20 Isaiah 13:11 & Jeremiah 21:11-14 Ezra 9:10-15 I wish I was smarter and knew God...

Tinted Blue to Say, 'Thank you!'

The front page of this week's Herald print edition is tinted blue to say thank you to all those who are on the front lines of the nation's fight against the coronavirus. The Herald understands that...

La Oficina del Gobernador describe las restricciones comerciales bajo la Fase Amarilla

En abril, el gobernador Tom Wolf anunció su plan detallado para reabrir Pensilvania. El plan incluye tres fases (Rojo, Amarillo y Verde) que los condados entrarán en función de las condiciones de su área. Los detalles están disponibles aquí:...

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus de nuevo. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. La información viene de las fuentes que están...

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