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M-burg Police Warn of Counterfeit Bills

The Martinsburg Police Department is alerting the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills – featuring Chinese writing on the front and back – that are circulating the area. Chief of...

Woodbury Man Jailed on Drug Charges After Search

A Woodbury man is in jail after being found with various drugs and drug paraphernalia at the Turkey Hill in Roaring Spring. Roaring Spring police were called to the Turkey Hill on the night of March...

Water Driller, CEO to Speak March 24 at Martinsburg Church

The community is invited to hear Jim Hocking, founder and CEO of Water for Good, a water-drilling ministry in the Central African Republic (CAR), on Sunday, March 24, at Martinsburg Grace Brethren...

First Assistant DA Pete Weeks Describes Drug Crisis

Operation Our Town was the focus of the 54th meeting of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club meeting held at the Casino at Lakemont Park on Thursday morning, March 14. Operation Our...

Road Work Set For Today Along Newry Lane

PennDOT has announced that the Blair County Maintenance crew will close Route 2012 (Newry Lane) at the intersection of Cedarcrest Drive for one day today, Thursday, March 21, in Blair Township, Blair County. Today the crew will close the roadway...

Duncansville Plans for Community Days

At its regular monthly meeting on March 4, the Duncansville Community Days Committee made official the entertainment and activities schedule for this year’s event. The dates will be Thursday, July 18, through Saturday, July 20, at the Memorial...

Work Resumes on Route 22/36 Project

Prime contractor Cottles Asphalt Maintenance Inc., Everett, resumed work on Monday, March 18, on the Route 22/36 intersection improvement project in Hollidaysburg Borough, Blair County. Overall work on the project consists of improvements at the...

Claysburg Plans Summer STEM, Arts Program

The Claysburg Education Foundation has announced a 12-day “STEM and the Arts 2019 Program” for students. The times and dates will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10-13, July 15-18 and July 29-31 and Aug. 1 at Claysburg-Kimmel High School. This...

CHS Mock Trial Team Again Vying for Pa. Title

Central High School is one of 14 high schools advancing to the 36th Annual Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30,...

South Hills to Host Open House April 3

South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Altoona Campus will host a spring open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. Potential students and guests are invited to enjoy a line-up of ongoing demonstrations, presentations, and hands-on...

UPJ Wrestler Fourth in D-II

Brock Biddle, a redshirt freshman at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, placed fourth at 184 pounds at the 2019 NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, at the...

Claysburg-Kimmel Softball Preview

Coach: Mike Barbarini Number of Years as Head Coach: 18 years Career Record: 263-118 League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year's Record: Overall: 19-5; League: 10-4 Returning Starters: Jasmine...

Williamsburg Softball Preview

Coach: Debbie Fay Number of Years as Head Coach: Three League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: 3-13 overall: 2-12 league Returning Starters: Seniors: Marissa Harclerode, Paige Gunnett,...

Central Softball Preview

Coach: Jonathan Burkett Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Mountain Last Year's Record: 14-10 overall; 7-7 league; District 6 Class 3A runners-up Returning Starters: Seniors: Dylan...

Williamsburg Track and Field Teams' Preview

Coach: Matt Hoover Number of Years as Head Coach: Four League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: 0-10 overall; 0-8 league Returning Starters: Heath Moore, Noah Fagnano, Chandler Edwards,...

Panther Caps Career

Northern Bedford High School senior Austin Mowry competed in the 170-pound weight class at the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships held March 7-9 at Hershey's Giant Center. Mowry won one of his...

Central Track and Field Teams' Preview

Coach: Kayla Wheland Number of Years as Head Coach: Two League: Mountain League Last Year's Record: Girls: 1-9 overall; 0-6 league; Boys: 2-8 overall; 0-6 league Returning Letterwinners: WT Davis,...

Northern Bedford Baseball Preview

Coach: David McIlnay Number of Years as Head Coach and Career Record: Ninth year (80-59) League: Inter-County Conference/Sideling Hill Last Year's Record: 7-11 overall; 6-10 ICC/Sideling Hill)...

Central Baseball Preview

Coach: A.J. Hoenstine Number of Years as Head Coach: Eleven (190-78) League: Mountain Last Year's Record: 7-11 overall: 5-9 league Returning Starters: Jordan Bowman, Sr. DH/OF; Dylan Focht, Sr. P/1B;...

Support for CHS Swimmers

Jackson Jeffries (left) and Christopher Bush (right) of Central High School swam at the PIAA Swimming Championships held March 13-16 at Bucknell University. Even though they did not receive any...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I agree with comments such as those made by Mr. William J. Kirsch of Roaring Spring in the March 14th edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald concerning the need for the United States of America to take control of its southern border....

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Thanks to God’s guidance, this is the 45th year for our canning project. Though God’s grace and the love shown by so many people in central Pennsylvania, we still help to feed those who are hungry. We canned 34,000 pounds of...

Hoaxes and Trump Derangement Syndrome

Fake hate crimes, committed by fake Trump supporters, began to roll in as soon as the election results were in. And they haven't stopped. On Nov. 10, 2016, a Muslim University of Louisiana student...

Charlie Brown Characters Come to Life

Northern Bedford High School performed a spectacular rendition of "Your a Good Man, Charlie Brown" March 14-16. If you missed this event you missed a very entertaining evening. Each character was...

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip –he who watches over you will not slumber;...

Thought for the Week

Paul has been stoned to death in Lystra. Is that the "wind-up" of the story? No. He rises from the pile of stones that killed him and goes right back into the city. Now, it is easy to wonder why he...

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

FLY GIRLS By Keith O'Brien Between the World Wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another...

Other Voices

Author’s Note: On Thursday, March 14, I joined a bipartisan majority in the United States Senate in voting to terminate the president's national emergency declaration. I explained my thinking on the vote in this op-ed for the Philadelphia...

Scouts Visit Friendship Fire Co.

Pack 57 Tiger and Wolf Dens recently visited the Friendship Fire Co. in Roaring Spring. The Scouts went through the house with smoke, saw how to use a fire extinguisher, learned the principles of...

Birth Announcement

Brandon and Abigail (Ott) McClain of New Enterprise are the parents of a son, Keegan Patrick, who was born at 12:24 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring...

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The turtle was huge. To the little boys that came with their mothers to help knot comforters last week, the 2-foot-long, brown reptile looked quite frightening. But being shown that it was lifeless...

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

What is one of your favorite meals of the day? One of the most important, doctors tell us, is breakfast and that happens to be one of my favorite meals of the day. Who doesn’t love getting up on the weekends and going to one of the many Cove...

Ask the Williamsburgers

With our ever-changing weather, people say, “I’d rather live someplace sunny and warm.” I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Polly Smith: Williamsburg – I...

DARYL JOAN RUNK

Daryl Joan "Diddy" Runk, 63, of Six Mile Run, Bedford County, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center, Windber. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the hour of...

MARILYN KAY DOLBIN

Marilyn K. Dolbin, 71, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Monday evening, March 11, 2019, at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 16, at John K. Bolger...

DON SNYDER

Don Snyder, 94, of East Freedom, passed away on Thursday evening, March 7, 2019, at the James E. Van Zandt Medical Center, Altoona. A funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Pastor Lawrence Martin will officiate. Interment will be...

RANDALL GENE WEITZEL

Randall Gene Weitzel, 68, of Bedford, died on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 16, at New...

JOEL MICHAEL SHULTZ

Joel Michael Shultz, 74, of Williamsburg, passed away on Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019, at his home, following a lengthy illness. At the request of the deceased there will be no public service. Private interment will be held at Royer Cemetery,...

FILOMENA M. SMITH

Filomena M. Smith, 91, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly a resident at Graystone Court, Roaring Spring, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Friday evening, March...

ETHEL S. MUSSELMAN

Ethel S. Musselman, 100, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at home. A funeral was held on Monday, March 18, at the Upper Claar Church of the Brethren, Claysburg RR. Pastor David...

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Community Events Calendar - The Cove

Submit an Event Thursday, March 21 Red Cross Bloodmobile – 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Penstan, 401 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona. To schedule an appointment, call (800) RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org. AARP Driver Safety Class – 11:30...

Community Events Calendar - Williamsburg

Submit an Event THURSDAY, MARCH 21 – 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. • Catharine...

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