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 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 9, 2020 

Blair Nursing Homes Recognized for 'Exemplary Service'

The Blair County Emergency Management Agency on Thursday, July 2, recognized Blair County's nursing homes to recognize their exemplary service during the COVID-19 pandemic Mark Taylor, Blair County...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    July 9, 2020 

Tractor Pulls on Display at Southern Cove Power Reunion

A tractor pull was held on Saturday, June 27, at the Southern Cove Power Reunion in New Enterprise. Attendees brought their own chairs, sat in the provided bleachers and in their vehicles to watch....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 9, 2020 

Woodbury Council Still Has Open Mayor Position

Woodbury Borough Council held its monthly meeting on Monday, July 6. Wayne Brumbaugh, who considered the open mayor’s position, was in attendance but declined. Brumbaugh is interested in the role of Majority Inspector. He told council he will...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 9, 2020 

South Woodbury Twp. Remembers Bob Detwiler

The supervisors of South Woodbury Township met on Tuesday, July 7. Supervisor Rick Musselman remembered the late Bob Detwiler, a community member who was also on the planning committee for the township. Detwiler served the community in many...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Entertainment    July 9, 2020 

Memorial Park Crowns 2020 Little Miss Winners at Second Pageant

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park held its second annual Little Miss Morrisons Cove Pageant on Monday, June 29. There were three competitions: Pre-School (ages 3-5), Junior Miss (kindergarten and grades 1...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 2, 2020

Roaring Spring, Williamsburg Lions Clubs Hold Banner Exchange

John Harker, district governor representing the Roaring Spring Lions Club, held his final event on Friday, June 26, at the Lions Club at Shawnee Park, Roaring Spring. The event was an appreciation...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 4, 2020

SWT Discusses New Golden Rule Bridge

The Board of Supervisors of South Woodbury Township met on Monday, June 1, at the township building Jeffrey Wos from Keller Engineer was at the meeting to discuss the possibility of funding for a new bridge on Golden Rule Road. There is no funding...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 28, 2020

SWT Supervisors Practice Social Distancing

South Woodbury Township supervisors and their secretary wore masks and sat at least six feet apart during the May 5 meeting. Ervin Zimmerman of New Enterprise was in attendance to get updates on a poultry operation project he is trying to pursue....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 21, 2020

Woodbury Borough's Mayor Position Remains Open

Woodbury Borough Council met on Monday, May 4, at the Woodbury Area Community Center. All members utilized social distancing throughout the meeting. The office of mayor remains vacant. Two candidates are expected to attend the June council meeting....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 21, 2020

Snyders Restore Martin Loy Jr. Home in Loysburg; Share History

David Snyder and his daughter, Amy, of Loysburg have been named the "Historians of the Year" by the Bedford County Historical Society. The Snyders renovated the Martin Loy Jr. home in downtown...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 14, 2020

Military Preservation Association Plans Display in New Enterprise

On Saturday, May 2, the weather seemed to cooperate and lifted the spirit of folks in the Cove despite the continuation of COVID-19 hanging in the shadows. Thomas Gray was meeting up with some...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    May 14, 2020

New Life Alliance Church Offers Drive-In Sunday Worship Services

Churches in the Cove are being creative in finding ways to meet as believers in Christ while remaining safe by distancing themselves. New Life Alliance Church in East Freedom has been having drive-in...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 23, 2020

Power Reunion Recognizes Members at Awards Banquet

The Southern Cove Power Reunion held its annual awards banquet on Feb. 29 at the Southern Cove Fire Hall in New Enterprise. Approximately 200 people were in attendance. President Jessica Bothell welcomed attendees, and prayer was given by Bob...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    March 12, 2020

S. Woodbury Recognizes Secretary/Treasurer

South Woodbury Township supervisors recognized Genevieve Zebroski, full-time secretary and treasurer for the township, during the March 3 meeting. Zebroski has served full time with the township since...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    March 12, 2020

Shane Suter Sworn in Woodbury Borough

Woodbury Borough Council accepted the resignation of Councilmember George Hershberger on Monday, March 2. Shane Suter was sworn in by Secretary Barb Wilt to replace Hershberger. Council is reviewing...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    February 27, 2020

RS Council Learns of Census Job Opportunities

Roaring Spring Borough councilmembers were presented with information regarding the 2020 Census. Judith Ott, a recruiter assistant for the United States Census for 2020, discussed part-time jobs that are available as enumerators in area counties....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    February 27, 2020

Woodbury Loses Mayor Unexpectedly After 15-Plus Years of Service

David F. Chesney Sr., 65, of Woodbury, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. Chesney was born in Altoona, the son of the late Charles A. Sr. and Ruth Irene (Nicewonger) Chesney. He...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    February 20, 2020

South Woodbury Twp. Hears about Conservation District

The South Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors regular meeting was held Feb. 4. Mike Felix from the Bedford Conservation District was present. His goal was to “talk to townships about a memorandum of understanding.” This concerns situations to...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    February 20, 2020

Mennonite Church Hosts Luncheon

The Martinsburg Mennonite Church celebrated God's Love with a carry-in lunch on Sunday, Feb. 16. More than 50 people were in attendance. Entertainment was appreciated by all and some folks joined in...

 

Homewood Official Says Best Way to Prevent the Flu Is to Be Vaccinated

In the news on any given day of the week, the flu seems to be the topic of discussion. What does all this mean and what can we as residents of the Cove do to protect ourselves and our love ones? I...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    February 13, 2020

Woodbury Council Saddened To Hear of Mayor's Passing

Woodbury Borough Council was saddened by the news of the passing of Mayor David F. Chesney Sr. during its Feb. 3 meeting. Chesney passed away Monday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, at the age of 65. In other business, the council is still...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    February 6, 2020

Smith Transport Supports Guardians of the Children

Smith Transport Inc. of Roaring Spring met with Guardians of the Children Keystone Chapter on Friday, Jan. 31, and presented it with a check for $8,455. Each year Smith Transport selects an...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    February 6, 2020

Smith Forms Veteran Honor Guard Fleet

Smith Transport, headquartered in Roaring Spring, formed the Defenders of Freedom team in 2017 to recognize the more than 175 driving veterans in their fleet. Last week the company president and CEO,...

 

Community Chorus Begins Preparations for Spring Concert

Despite snow, fog and freezing temperatures on Tuesday, Jan. 7, the dedicated folks of the Cove Community Chorus began practice at Bare Memorial Church of God in Roaring Spring for the spring...

 

Cove Lions Club Assists Family

Charlie Clapper of New Enterprise passed away on Aug. 22, 2018. He left behind a handicapped daughter, Beth, and a disabled wife, Robin. The Clappers have struggled with hardships throughout their lives. Beth was a small child when she was hurt on...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 9, 2020

Community, Emergency Agencies Honor Penny J. Dively

Penny J. Dively, 60, of New Enterprise, lost her battle with end-stage liver disease Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. She had been a patient at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. According to her husband,...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 9, 2020

South Woodbury Township Sets Up for the Year Ahead

The Board of Supervisors of South Woodbury Township met on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at the township building. The meeting opened at 9 a.m. Supervisors Rick Musselman, Jeff Imler and Jay Claycomb...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 9, 2020

Woodbury Borough Retains Oberman as President

The Woodbury Borough Council met on Jan. 6, 2020, the first Monday of the year. Members present were President Kristy Oberman, Vice Chairman Shawn Claycomb, Tim Wentz, Ron Dibert, and Secretary Barb...

 

Santa, Mrs. Claus Visit Long's Outpost in Martinsburg

On Saturday, Dec. 7, children were found whispering, laughing and, yes, even crying at Long's Outpost in Martinsburg and New Paris. Excitement was in the air with the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Santa...

 

SC Coach is Thankful for New Kidney

Six weeks after receiving a new kidney, Randy Potts is telling his wonderful, life-changing story. Potts, 60, is the head coach of the Spring Cove junior high girls' basketball team. He had Stage 4...

 

Garver Memorial YMCA Offers Healthy Steps for Older Adults

Blair Senior Services had 21 participants for a fall prevention program in October at Garver Memorial YMCA, Roaring Spring. Amy Williamson and Scott Moyer were the evidence-based program coordinators...

 

Cove Community Chorus Christmas Program a Huge Success

"The Best Christmas Ever" was the title of the Cove Community Chorus' show Nov. 23 and 24 at the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium. Director Tom Kunkle, narrator Jerry Stern and piano acompanists M...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 27, 2019

Speed Limit to Remain 55 on Salemville Rd.

Supervisors in South Woodbury Township met Monday, Nov. 4. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation conducted a traffic study along Township Route 1026, Salemville Road, and decided to keep the speed limit at 55 mph. Supervisors reviewed the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 21, 2019

Equipment Repair Shop Opens in M-burg

Jeff Martin a new business owner in Martinsburg, opened Central Power Equipment earlier this year. The business is located at 3946 Cove Mountain Road, behind Longs' Outpost in Martinsburg. Martin...

 

Steeles Celebrates 70 Years of Marriage

Don and Sara Jane Steele of Hopewell celebrated 70 years of marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the fire hall of the Southern Cove Fire Company in New Enterprise. A homemade turkey dinner...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 14, 2019

Chamber Honors Mocks with ACE Award at Annual Dinner

Approximately 200 people attended the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and Farm-City Committee's annual Farm-City dinner Nov. 6 at the Freedom Township Fire Hall, East Freedom. The event started with...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 31, 2019

S. Woodbury Discusses Recycling Problems

The Board of Supervisors in South Woodbury Township met Tuesday, Oct. 1. It has been noticed that residents are bringing recyclables to the township’s recycling center and not properly preparing them. For example, cardboard boxes need to be broken...

 

Trunk-or-Treat Event at Long's A Huge Success

Long's Outpost in Martinsburg was alive with Halloween music Saturday, Oct. 26. Nineteen decorated car trunks lined the parking lot and more than 220 children dressed in Halloween attire enjoyed...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 31, 2019

Woodbury Borough Council Discusses New Roof for Community Center

Woodbury Council met Monday, Oct. 7. Kenney Ott was present at the meeting to provide information on bids for a new roof for the Woodbury Area Community Center. He said presently there is $35,692 in the roof fund. A special meeting will be called to...

 

Trunk or Treat!

Long's Outpost in Martinsburg hosted a trunk-or-treat event Saturday, Oct. 26. more than 220 children dressed in Halloween attire went from trunk to trunk gathering treats. Shown are Aden Thomas as...

 

Central Grad Opens New Business in M-burg

Emily McCarty, 20, and a 2017 graduate of Central High School, opened a new store in Martinsburg called Wildfire. The store's grand opening was held Oct. 14. Wildfire is located at 518 S. Market...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 24, 2019

Barry Smith of Smith Transport Purchases 3,000th Truck

Barry Smith started Smith Transport in 1982 as a single driver with a dream to build a trucking company for drivers, according to Jen Hillegass, marketing brand manager for Smith Transport. Today...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 24, 2019

Long's Outpost to Host Trunk or Treat Oct. 26

Long’s Outpost has invited the community to its first Trunk or Treat Event Saturday, Oct. 26. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the New Paris store and from 5 to 7 p.m. at Martinsburg. Non-religious groups as well as local churches in the...

 

Martinsburg Girl, 9, Battling Seizures

Allison Nicole Steele, daughter of Natasha Steele of Martinsburg, has been suffering from seizures for more than two years now. For this 9-year-old girl, every day is a struggle as she attends school...

 

Martinsburg Firemen Teach Children About Fire Prevention

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company, in honor of Fire Prevention Week, set up at Long's Outpost in Martinsburg on Saturday, Oct. 19. Two fire trucks were on site for children to sit in and...

 

Southern Cove Power Reunion Holds 29th Annual Show

The Southern Cove Power Reunion held its 29th annual show Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13-15, at the showgrounds near New Enterprise. Tickets were sold to win a Ford tractor. Jake Ling of Somerset was...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 3, 2019

Local Woman Receives 2019 Mercy Award for 'Compassion'

Melanie Clapper, who has worked for 18 years in Environmental Services at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, is a recipient of Conemaugh Health System's 2019 Mercy Award. The hospital...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 26, 2019

Benefit Auction Brings Fun, Laughter for a Good Cause

The Morrisons Cove Produce Auction near Roaring Spring was alive with color, activity and laughter on Sept. 14. This was the site of the benefit auction to help support the Central Pennsylvania...

 

NE Man Leads Convoy of Dreams

On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Bedford Fairgrounds came to life with big rigs, big hearts, and big dreams. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Bedford County held its second annual truck convoy. Under the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 26, 2019

S. Woodbury Twp. Discusses Turbines

The Sept. 3, 2019, regular monthly meeting of South Woodbury Township supervisors began with all supervisors present and 13 people in attendance from the community. Michael Resca of CPV, LLC, and Michael Barton of Forestry Consulting were present....

 

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