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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...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 8, 2021

Martinsburg to Gain Coffee Shop Housed in Old Church

Sunshine Sassano likes to restore things. After years of flipping houses, Sassano is flipping something a little bigger into something a little different. Sassano is turning the old Methodist...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    July 1, 2021

New Blair County Dairy Royalty Looks Forward to Promotions Ahead

As Dairy Month comes to an end, Blair County Dairy Princess Madison Benfer and Dairy Princess Alternate Darcy Heltzel have started their reigns. A dairy princess must be between 16 and 24; related to...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 1, 2021

Smith Family Honored in 39th Ag Parade

Dry Creek Farm has been in the Smith family for three generations. Over this time, the Smith family has made an impact on the agricultural community and the Cove in general. The Smith family was...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 24, 2021

Beloved Strawberry Field Closes Business After 20 Years

After 20 years of selling strawberries and running a strawberry farm, Pat and Elaine Fraizer of Lock Mountain Strawberries are retiring – again. In 2001, Pat retired from being a high school...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 24, 2021

Traditional Ag Parade Set to Resume on June 29

The 2021 Agricultural Parade will be held June 29. The parade will start at 6 p.m. Lineup will begin no later than 5:30 p.m. This is the 39th Ag Parade. The parade is held to honor agriculture, the mi...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 17, 2021

Central Graduates Honored at Ceremony Held on June 3

Central High School’s graduation was held June 3, 2021, at the Roaring Spring Athletic Complex. One-hundred-eighteen graduates were presented with diplomas. Following the procession, the ceremony began with the National Anthem and the alma mater,...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 17, 2021

First Female Eagle Scout in Blair County to Build Free Library

One of the first female Eagle Scouts in Blair County is setting up her Eagle Project in Roaring Spring. Erika Salisbury, a Life Scout of Troop 9062, is building a little free library at Spring Dam....

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 17, 2021

C-K Graduates Reminded at 100th Commencement: 'Education is Key'

Family and friends attending Claysburg-Kimmel High School's 100th commencement exercises sat in folding camping chairs and at picnic tables to watch their loved ones graduate. Claysburg-Kimmel's...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 17, 2021

Northern Bedford's 70 Graduates Encouraged to Use Lessons Learned

Northern Bedford High School held commencement services on Tuesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. Baccalaureate was held Thursday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Commencement was held in the Panther Community Stadium. The...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 10, 2021

Hemlock Project: The Quick Success of a Blair County Environmental Effort

At merely 20 years old, Riley Wiesinger of Altoona is on her way to setting up a nonprofit organization that will benefit Blair County and the environment. Wiesinger started and runs the Hemlock...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 10, 2021

Iron Masters Not Just a Golf Course; Restaurant is Open to Public

People who live down the street from Iron Masters Country Club in Roaring Spring don't know that the restaurant is open to the public. "People think, 'Oh, it's a country club. Members only,'" said...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 10, 2021

Trailer Park Proposes Expansion into Spring Drive Meadow

Martinsburg Borough Council held their monthly meeting Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m. Jeff Gunnett, engineer and surveyor, presented on behalf of Ed Bellock. Gunnett proposed that the Spring Drive Mobile Home Trailer Park expand into the meadow by Spring...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 10, 2021

Frederick's Meat Market in RS Expanding Its Store

Those driving past Frederick's Meat Market in Roaring Spring on Friday, June 4, may have been concerned that the shop was being torn down. Luckily, that is not the case. The house beside the meat...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    June 10, 2021

Award-Winner Feels At Home at Nason

When Julie Russell joined the Conemaugh Nason Medical Center team more than 14 years ago, she knew she belonged there. And Russell's Conemaugh Nason colleagues clearly gained an important asset....

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 3, 2021

Claysburg Legion/Community Band Looking for New Members

Claysburg American Legion Band and Claysburg Community Band are looking for interested musicians who would like to join their ranks. According to Dan Crist, leader of Claysburg American Legion band, Claysburg Community Band is a new concept. Matt...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    May 20, 2021

Smith Transport to be Location for Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization whose original purpose was to place wreaths each year at Christmastime at Arlington National Cemetery. The organization now places remembrance wreaths nationwide, including Flight 93 memorial in...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    May 20, 2021

Local School Districts, Organizations Get Ag Education Grants

Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Education Executive Deputy Secretary Pam Smith announced that $500,000 from the Pennsylvania Farm Bill has been invested in developing the future workforce for Pennsylvania’s $132.5 billion agriculture...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    May 20, 2021

Nason Foundation Celebrating 40 Years of Helping Community

The Nason Foundation planned to hold a 40 Years + Celebration Reception on May 19, 2021. The reception was to be held at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. This reception was to feature a presentation on the Nason Foundation’s work over the last 40...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    May 20, 2021

Oncology Nurse from East Freedom Earns Doctorate

Some of Carla Schaefer's earliest memories of growing up in East Freedom was wanting to be a nurse. Schaefer was inspired early on by her aunts who were nurses, something she didn't see a lot of....

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    May 13, 2021

Pharmacy Opens Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine

Duncansville Pharmacy, located at 1328 Third Avenue in Duncansville, is now accepting walk-ins for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Those interested do not need to register or make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. t...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    May 13, 2021

Northern Bedford Grad to Speak at College Commencement

Northern Bedford alum Rachel Mickle – who spoke at her high school graduation – was chosen to be a student speaker at the Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) commencement on Saturday, May 15. ACM s...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    May 6, 2021

'Small Town Pizza' Now Open in Martinsburg

Mike and Stacey Kopco, who have been in the pizza business for 26 years, have officially started their own pizza shop. Small Town Pizza, formerly Fox's Pizza in Martinsburg, is located at 128 W....

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    May 6, 2021

Claysburg Woman's 90th Birthday Parade Included Local Police, Fire Departments

Charlotta McCreary of Claysburg celebrated her 90th birthday on April 29. Joined by East Freedom police and fire departments, McCreary’s family organized a birthday parade that spanned from the Milky Way in East Freedom to the fire hall. A...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Sports    April 29, 2021

Claysburg-Kimmel Celebrates Seniors Playing at Next Level

Claysburg-Kimmel High School hosted a signing day event for four seniors who plan to play at the collegiate level. "It's a special day," said Athletic Director Brian Helsel. "These kids have played so...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    April 22, 2021

Herald Names Anna Baughman as Editor

The only thing I ever wanted to be was an editor. That is not to imply that I've always wanted to be an editor. I pretty much went from "I don't know what I want to do at all" to "I want to major in E...

 

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