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Roaring Spring Council Notifies Library of Yearly Lease Termination

The Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, April 8, in the borough building. Representatives from the Roaring Spring Community Library informed council that they have received the certified letter sent...

Pa. Milk Board to Hold Hearing

The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board will hold a public hearing on May 1, 2019, to consider an amendment to the board’s regulations that would require cooperatives to provide a line item on member statements showing the amount of the over-order...

Blair County Resident Opinions Mixed on Legalizing Marijuana

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has been travelling across the state asking for the public's feedback on the legalization of recreational marijuana. Fetterman plans to visit all 67 counties in...

BPW Club Holds Business Expo

The Martinsburg Business and Professional Women's Club sponsored a Women's Business Expo on Saturday, March 30, at Homewood at Martinsburg's Givler Cultural Center. About 200 visitors attended the...

Rotary Club Holds Four-Way Speech Contest

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has announced the winners of their 2019 Four-Way Test Speech Contest held on Thursday, March 21 at Northern Bedford High School. Six contestants representing Central...

Saturday Fire Destroys Freedom Township Home

Fire ripped through a double-wide trailer in East Freedom on Saturday morning, April 13, chasing the occupants out of bed before completely consuming the interior. A passerby noticed smoke coming...

Herald Announces Special Election Section on May 16

The Morrisons Cove Herald will be publishing a special guide to the 2019 Primary Election in the May 16 edition. The guide will include information about the candidates for local offices. In addition to candidates, there are other matters of...

Local Candidates Asked to Submit Answers

The Morrisons Cove Herald will be publishing information about candidates appearing on the May 21 Primary Election in the May 16 edition of the Herald. Any candidate for a Cove-area office is asked to send answers to the following questions to the...

Morrisons Cove-Area Churches Announce Easter Services

Churches in the Morrisons Cove area have announced Easter services scheduled for today, April 18, through Sunday, April 21. The following services were provided to the Herald. All services will be open to the public. Martinsburg Homewood at...

Volunteers Repair Bleachers At Little League Fields

Volunteers from the Carpenters Union Local 423 recently assisted coaches and board members from the Spring Cove Youth Baseball League to ready the fields at both Roaring Spring and Martinsburg....

Blue Pirates Drop 3 on Diamond

The Williamsburg Blue Pirates’ baseball team fell to 0-9 following three losses during the past week. Mount Union 24, WHS 5 Visiting Mount Union scored in all five innings during its 24-5 victory over the Blue Pirates on April 9. The Trojans...

Black Panthers Rally Past Titans

The Northern Bedford Panthers’ baseball team improved to 4-3 overall with a 7-6 victory against visiting Tussey Mountain on April 11. In a back-and-forth game, the Panthers squeezed out the victory in eight innings. NB trailed 2-0 and 5-2 and...

Another Shutout for Lady Bulldogs

The Claysburg-Kimmel Lady Bulldogs’ softball team improved to 5-1 overall with a victory against visiting Williamsburg on April 11. The Lady Bulldogs extended their shutout streak to four with the win. C-K scored once in the fourth and twice in...

CHS Baseball Suffers 'Letdown'

After a tremendous week last week (April 2-7) when the Central Dragons swept five games, Central fell twice in home Mountain League match-ups. The Dragons fell to undefeated Philipsburg-Osceola (4-0)...

NB Track Boys Win 2, NB Girls 1

Northern Bedford’s boys’ track and field squad won two meets in a home double dual on April 9. The Panthers won convincingly over West Branch by a 98-48 score and Fannett-Metal by a 115-30 count. Cadin Ebersole and Ian Zimmerman were triple...

The Sportsman's Corner

When I was on the "Disabled List" for a number of weeks during March and early April, I did lots of reading. One of the books I re-read was Gene Nunnery's "The Old Pro Turkey Hunter." I'd read it 35...

Bulldogs Win 2 of 3; Now 5-4

The Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs’ baseball team improved to 5-4 overall with two wins during the past week. So. Hunt. 4, C-K 3 Host Southern Huntingdon rallied from a 3-0 deficit to edge C-K 4-3 on April 8. The Bulldogs took a 3-0 lead in the...

Lady Panthers Move to 5-1 on Year

The Northern Bedford Lady Panthers’ softball team is 5-1 following a 9-6 home win against Tussey Mountain on April 11. After each team scored three runs in the first inning, NB took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the second. With the score tied at...

Centra Softball Team Moves to 5-2

The Central Lady Dragons softball team split a pair of contests last week, both by identical 10-0 scores. After falling to Philipsburg-Osceola on the road, the Dragons rebounded by defeating Everett at home. The team’s record now stands at 5-2 on...

Lady Pirates Knock Off Mt. Union

The Williamsburg Lady Pirates’ softball team slipped to 3-2 following two losses in the past week. WHS 10, Mount Union 7 The Lady Pirates traveled to Mount Union on April 9 and returned home with a 10-7 victory, their third in as many games this...

Po's Peek at the Past

Editor's Note: In the April 11 issue, the Herald incorrectly ran Dave Potchak's column that initially appeared on March 14. Below is the column that should have appeared last week. The Herald...

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 17, 1969 Blair County Commissioners have agreed to advance $100,000, as tax money become available, for construction of a new taxiway at the Blair County Airport, Martinsburg. The agreement for the construction calls for the Federal...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Congratulations to Rick Boston, George Berkheimer and the Morrisons Cove Herald for winning awards in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. We are fortunate to have a local paper that is so newsworthy and has such excellent...

Not Your Typical Church Lady

This week is Holy Week- the week leading up to Resurrection Sunday (commonly marked on the calendar as "Easter.") It's a special time in the life of churches and Christians, and though we may...

Society and Politics in Wayne's World

Comrade Bernie Sanders is now advocating for giving convicted felons the right to vote even if they have to do it from their prison cell. Comrade Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts, introduced a...

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 14, 1994 David O. and Terella Sue Rice of Clover Creek were named the Outstanding Cooperator of 1994-95 by Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association. The Rices were selected for the honor from 16 dairy farmers,...

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

For most, a health resort should be one of the safest, most relaxing places to stay. The charismatic director of Tranquillum House seems to have all the answers. Her near-death experience provided...

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 16, 2009 The new Spring Cove Elementary School is on schedule, according to Rodney Green, district superintendent. Some areas of the new building along Route 164 just east on Roaring Spring are ahead of schedule. The “substantial...

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 18 1919 Private Homer N. Ake who has been honorably discharged from oversea service in the 37th Division, Company B, 136th Machine Gun Battalion will give an address in the Lutheran church on Sunday evening at 7:30 o’clock. Mr....

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 12, 1894 William Dodson and Emmanuel Smith, both from the East Freedom area, began arguing over religious issues after attending revival services near Altoona. During the argument, Mr. Smith drew a large caliber revolver and shot...

Children Hunt for Easter Eggs at Village

Children up to 12 years of age hunted for Easter eggs on Friday, April 12, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Eggs were filled with candy and one egg in each age group had a paper for a...

Central Band Performs at Magic Kingdom

Central High School's marching band traveled to Walt Disney World in Orlando April 4-8. The band visited Epcot, The Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. On Saturday, April 6, the marching band got to...

Lamb Chops Elect Officers

The Blair County 4-H Lamb Chops recently elected officers for their 2019 year. The newly elected officers are (from left): Front row" Anna Longenecker, secretary; Lynnae Dibert, historian; and Ean...

SCEA Update

* * * The Spring Cove Education Association (SCEA) would like to share updates of some of the many positive events that are taking place within the Spring Cove School District in which teachers...

Martinsburg Bunny

Long's Outpost, with stores in Martinsburg and New Paris, hosted the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 13, for the first time. The store in New Paris had the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 41...

All-State Band

Central High School senior Katie Ponder played the clarinet in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's All-State Concert Band concert on April 6 in Pittsburgh. Ponder is the daughter of Jim...

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

A little couplet by William Cowper says that "Spring hangs her infant blossoms on the trees, Rocked in the cradle of the western breeze." Besides rocking baby buds, Old Mother West Wind touches me...

Steam Fans Go Hunting for EGGSpress in Hollidaysburg

As the Everett Railroad Easter EGGSpress Steam Train approached Kladder Station on a spectacular Saturday morning, April 13, the families aboard were brimming with excitement. They weren't the only...

Residents Earn Degrees at Western Governors U.

Three area residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 67th (Austin, Texas), 68th (Washington, D.C.), 69th (Indianapolis) and 70th (Orlando, Florida) commencement ceremonies last...

Tips to Guard Against Bites and Burns This Summer

For families – and everybody else for that matter – protecting skin should be a top summer priority. After all, there is no shortage of summer skin woes you'll want to avoid. From protecting skin...

VERONA M. DILLING

Verona M. "Roni" (Chamberlin) Dilling, 90, of rural Hollidaysburg, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2019, at her residence. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m....

STANLEY R. BRUMBAUGH

Stanley R. Brumbaugh, 80, of Saxton, died on Monday morning, April 15, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following a brief illness. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, April 18, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc.,...

GEORGE W. NEAD

George W. Nead, 79, of Roaring Spring, loving husband of 31 years to Dorothy, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, surrounded by his children at home. Per George's request, there...

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Community Events Calendar - The Cove

Submit an Event Thursday, April 18 Deadline to Register for Martinsburg Business & Professional Women’s Club’s April 25 Meeting – contact Dottie Stahl at 793-3182. The April 25 meeting will begin at 5:45 p.m. in Homewood at Martinsburg’s...

Community Events Calendar - Williamsburg

Submit an Event TTHURSDAY, APRIL 18 – Body Sculpting Using Bands and Weights – 8:15 a.m. at The Crossroad. • Stability Ball Class – 9 a.m. at The Crossroad. • Food Bank Distribution – 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. ...

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