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 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 16, 2022

Martinsburg Borough Council Revisits Memorials

Martinsburg Borough Council's monthly meeting began early with a presentation from Cris Frederickson of the Blair County Emergency Management Agency. Frederickson attended to go over what is expected...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Sports    May 19, 2022

Garver, Buell Sign Intent

Claysburg-Kimmel had two athletes sign their intent to continue at the collegiate level. Bailey Garver will continue her basketball career at Mount Union. Wyatt Buell will attend Juniata College and r...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    May 19, 2022

Maurer Brings Down 23-Day Jeopardy! Giant

The Daily Doubles helped Central graduate Danielle Maurer find double the success on her Jeopardy! run. Maurer was named the Jeopardy! champion two days. Her first win was against Mattea Roach, a...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Opinion    May 19, 2022

A Cove State of Mind

The moving of the desks I grew up in a household where when one needed help, 10 jumped up to volunteer. Where I live has always allowed that to be the case: all of my aunts, uncles and cousins on my mother’s side live on the same block in Altoona....

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    May 12, 2022

Blair Co. Antique Auto Club to Have Car Show During MVFD Ox Roast

Members of the Blair County Antique Auto Club attended Martinsburg Borough Council’s monthly meeting to propose the idea of having a car show at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. They suggested the show coincide with Martinsburg Volunteer Fire...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    May 5, 2022

Central Graduate to Compete on Jeopardy! This Week

Danielle Maurer has been working toward going on Jeopardy! since the early 2000s. In January of this year, she found out she would compete, and the dream became reality when the episode was recorded...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Sports    April 7, 2022

Claysburg-Kimmel Athletes Sign Intent

On Friday, April 1, Claysburg-Kimmel held a signing event for two seniors, Rebekah Claar and Sierra Walters. Claar will be continuing her basketball career at Juniata College. Walters will resume her...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    April 7, 2022

W. Gene Henry Memorial Committee Proposes Locations for Plaque

Martinsburg Borough Council saw guests at its monthly meeting. State Rep. Jim Gregory (R. Blair) attended as part of a previous promise to visit the municipalities he represents at their meetings. He...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    March 31, 2022

'Restored Grounds' Coffee Shop Finishes Renovations to Open

More restoration than expected had to take place at Martinsburg's new coffee shop, Restored Grounds. When owner Sunshine Sassano began renovations, she knew that a lot of work would have to be done...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    March 31, 2022

Taylor Twp. Intersection to Be Improved with Advance Warning Lights

Taylor Township Supervisor Jerome Dodson has been working to make the Woodbury Pike/Cross Cove Road intersection safer for years. After multiple adjustments to the intersection, the township is taking another step in the right direction. Advance...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    March 31, 2022

J4 Celebration Changing to 'Cove Carnival' for 2022

The annual J4 Celebration will have a new name and a new date this year. The Cove Carnival will be held July 12 to 16. Important dates within that week are as follows: • Little Miss Pageant: Monda...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    March 24, 2022

SC Bus Driver Honored For 25 Years of Service

Bus driver Brian Figard was recently recognized by Maxwell Transit for 25 years of service. Over past 25 years, Figard drove in Northern Bedford School District for one year and has driven in Spring...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    March 24, 2022

Local Man Uses Metal Working Business to Fund Mission Trips

When Austin Berkhimer started Cross Cove Metal Works, he was using it as a "go-between for what God had for me next." Berkhimer didn't realize at the time that his business – both the profits and...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    March 10, 2022

New Bed and Breakfast in 'The Heart of Morrisons Cove'

Bridget and Terry Bechtel have decided to open their personal paradise to others in the form of a bed and breakfast. The Bechtels opened the Cove Suite March 1 and had their first guests last...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    March 10, 2022

Council Asked To Reconsider 'Weak' 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Draft

Don Corl of the Blair County Tea Party attended Martinsburg Borough Council’s monthly meeting to present the council with an alternative draft for a local agreement supporting the Second Amendment. The original draft was constructed by solicitors...

 

Herald Looking for 'Cream of the Cove Crop'

When you think of the quiet heroes of the Cove, who comes to mind? Is it a neighbor who cares for their community? A child who has left the Cove to do amazing work? A school teacher who goes above and beyond for students? A farmer who does things in...

 

Martinsburg Library Installs Coffee Bar

After years of discussion, Martinsburg Community Library has installed a coffee bar. "Board members have wanted one, but we were waiting for the right time to purchase it," said Director Danette...

 

Second Amendment Resolution to be Discussed At Next Martinsburg Borough Council Meeting

Martinsburg Borough Council's monthly meeting had a special guest. Solicitor from Gieg Law Offices, Attorney Matt Gieg, brought his daughter Emily along after she asked if she could attend a meeting w...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    February 3, 2022

Get Your Photos, News in the Herald

Are you a budding photographer? Do you like to take pictures around the Cove? Do you like to see local pictures in the pages of the Herald? The Herald is reminding readers and subscribers that they are encouraged to send in local photos or photo...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    January 27, 2022

Mid Penn Bank Brings in Ag Lender

Mid Penn Bank, formerly Riverview, had a Customer Appreciation Day on Jan. 19. The merger between Riverview and Mid Penn happened on Dec. 1, 2021, and will be official on March 4, 2022. The purpose...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    January 27, 2022

Frederick's Meat Market's New Space Offers Local Products

Frederick's Meat Market is finally opened – or, reopened. The grand opening took place on Friday, Jan. 21. Customers could see the new spacious store, sample food from vendors and participate in...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    January 20, 2022

After 20 Years of Service, Taylor Twp. Secretary/ Treasurer Heads Into Retirement

After 20 years of service at Taylor Township, Barb Greenleaf is heading into retirement. Greenleaf became the secretary/treasurer at Taylor Township on April 29, 2002. Before that, she had worked at North Woodbury Township in the same capacity from...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    January 13, 2022

Herald Meets With W-burg Lions Club

Publisher’s Assistant Lugene Shelly and I had the pleasure of attending the Williamsburg Lions Club General Membership meeting on Jan. 10 to discuss the Morrisons Cove Herald. The club was very positive about the Herald’s Williamsburg corresponde...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    January 6, 2022

Martinsburg Borough Council Swears in New Members

Much stayed the same after Martinsburg Borough Council's reorganization meeting on Monday, Jan. 3. Reorganization Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger attended to swear new and old members...

 

Central Seniors Earn Patent for Invention After Years of Development

For about four years, Parker Gregg and Cayden Wright have been developing and perfecting their invention, Air Alert. The Central seniors have officially received a patent for this life-saving...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    December 9, 2021

Martinsburg Church of God Giving Trees Away This Weekend

On Dec. 11, Martinsburg Church of God will be hosting a Christmas tree giveaway. This event is the fourth of its kind; the first two were held at Woodbury Church of God and the third at Martinsburg. The trees will come from Brush Creek Evergreens in...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    December 9, 2021

M-burg Borough Council Says Goodbye To Linda Smith After 12 Years of Service

During the last meeting of 2021, Martinsburg Borough Council thanked Councilmember Linda Smith for her 12 years of service, as Smith did not run for another term on council. Smith started on the counc...

 

Christmas Fun Coming Up at the Herald

After the turkey is eaten and we all say what we're thankful for, Christmas season starts. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is always my family's first day for Christmas cookie baking, and I already...

 

Kling Commits to Louisiana State University for Baseball

Central senior Paxton Kling has decided to continue his baseball career at Louisiana State University next year. At a celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 10, Kling's family and friends gathered at the banq...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    November 4, 2021

Martinsburg Borough Council Approves Plans for ARP Funds

At its Nov. 1 meeting, Martinsburg Borough Council approved advertising of the 2022 Budget for 10-day public inspection. Within this budget, which was discussed at a special meeting on Oct. 18, there is no tax increase. The council will advertise...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    October 28, 2021

New Enterprise Woman Achieves Goal Of Running in Boston Marathon For 125th Race

Ever since she started running marathons, Jessica Holsinger of New Enterprise has been training for the Boston Marathon. On Oct. 11, Holsinger reached her goal as she participated in the 125th Boston...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    October 21, 2021

Local Farmer Wins Award for 50 Consecutive Years of Horse Breeding

Jana Quarter Horse Farm was honored with the American Quarter Horse Association's Legacy Award, which commemorates 50 years of consecutive breeding. The farm officially started breeding in 1963. With...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    October 14, 2021

Williamsburg's Hometown Heroes Project Inspires Massachusetts Teen

When brainstorming ideas for a civics class project, most eighth graders in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, wanted to clean up parks. Laura Bronson had a different idea. Her mother, Lynne, closely follows the Williamsburg Then, Williamsburg Now Facebook...

 

Photo From 1800s Shows Local Man Reading Herald

"I'd like to get that picture in the paper," Clyde Claycomb, 93, said to his sister, Anna May Clapper, one day. Clapper reached out to the Herald to make that happen. Hanging in Claycomb's living...

 

Police Chief Puts Up 13 Flags in Honor of 9/11, Soldiers Killed

Martinsburg Borough Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Police Chief Kerry Hoover reported that the flooding on Sept. 1 did not generate that many calls, and the roads in...

 

Special Agent With Local Ties Speaks on Her 9/11 Experience

The Community Service of Remembrance to be held at Spring Dam Park this Saturday, Sept. 11, in remembrance of 9/11 will feature Lori Hazenstab, a retired special agent of the U.S. Secret Service from the Cove. Hazenstab’s sister-in-law Becky’s si...

 

Beautification Project Done at Spring Dam

After a recent call from a community member praising the "beautiful" new landscaping done at Spring Dam in Roaring Spring, the Herald reached out to Roaring Spring Borough Manager Lisa Peele. Peele...

 

Roaring Spring Church Encourages Others to Join 9/11 Remembrance

Pastor Evelyn Madison of Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring is spearheading a 20th anniversary Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony. “We wanted to plan a time to remember together as a community,” said Madison. “We want to honor those w...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    August 26, 2021

Farm Bureau Discussion, Tour Highlights Issues Farmers are Facing

The Blair County Farm Bureau held a legislative Farm/Agribusiness Tour at Clover Creek Cheese Cellar in Williamsburg on Aug. 20, 2021. After introductions of the farmers, local politicians, and...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    August 26, 2021

Covites Recollect Where They Were During 2011 Earthquake

On Aug. 23, 2011, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake located near Mineral, Va., was felt by many in the eastern United States. According to United States Geological Survey (USGS), this earthquake caused...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    August 19, 2021

RS Woman Opens Boutique to Provide for Her Son

Though Alexis Weyandt is just now opening a shop, Windy Acres Country Boutique, Gifts and Junk, she has previously dabbled in selling clothing: She ran a kid's boutique out of her house. The reason...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    August 5, 2021

Plans for Martinsburg Waterline Upgrade In Motion

The Martinsburg Municipal Authority has proposed the replacement of 9,500 feet of waterline in Martinsburg. The waterline is located between Martinsburg Borough and the Lock Mountain water distribution system storage tank (located adjacent to Lock Mo...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    August 5, 2021

Martinsburg Borough Council Discusses New Fraud Complaints

Martinsburg Borough Council held their monthly meeting on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Following up discussions from the July meeting, Police Chief Kerry Hoover looked into speed signs, as originally requested by Mayor Rich Brantner Sr. Police would need...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 29, 2021

How Roaring Spring Community Library Dealt with COVID-19

According to Roaring Spring Community Library Director Michelle McIntyre, the library was shut down on March 13, 2020, due to the pandemic. After being shut down, McIntyre worked from home, coming up with cleaning protocols and ways to service patron...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 29, 2021

Morrisons Cove Dairy Show Celebrating 70th Anniversary

This year, the Morrisons Cove Dairy Show is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Though the 2020 show would have been the 70th anniversary, the committee had to have an abbreviated show due to the...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 29, 2021

Some Local Bus Companies Feel Effects of State-Wide Bus Driver Shortage

The Pennsylvania School Bus Association (PSBA) recently announced that Pennsylvania is currently suffering from a state-wide bus driver shortage. The shortage has prompted the PSBA to start a...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 15, 2021

Cove's First Online Mall Offers Many Products

Lee Wastler is not just bringing a new business to the Cove; he’s bringing a new kind of business. The Cove Shopping Mall is an online mall with various categories for shoppers to peruse. Wastler owns a few businesses in the Cove, including 2BK9...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 15, 2021

Martinsburg Borough Receives More Than $90,000 for Coronavirus Relief

The Martinsburg Borough Council’s July meeting was held Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m. Borough Manager Rich Brantner Jr. reported that five vaccines were given out at the first vaccine clinic at the borough building on June 15. Six more were given at t...

 

The Morrisons Cove Herald Will Cover the News

We would like to address some comments and concerns about recent Herald news coverage. Any event that happens within the Cove is news. The role of the Herald is to report local news. Anything reported in the Herald is not to make a statement or choos...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 8, 2021

Altoona-Blair County Airport to Receive $400,000 Grant for Runway Completion

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a discretionary grant to the Altoona-Blair County Airport Authority to enhance its runway. The grant is for a total of $423,741. The airport received a grant for the same purpose last year. The...

 

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