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Nason's First Baby of 2020

Congratulations to the Radford family of Duncansville. Baby boy Miles Berton Radford was born at 6:07 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3,, 2020, making him the Conemaugh Nason Medical Center 2020 New Year's Baby....

 
 By Brian Hess    News    January 9, 2020

Martinsburg Swears in Officials for Another Year

Martinsburg Borough Council elected a new president during its reorganizational meeting Monday, Jan. 6. P. Robert Dickson will lead the council in 2020. He was nominated by Durban D. Metzler, which...

 
 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 RICK BOSTON    News    January 9, 2020

RS Swears in Officials for Another Year

The Roaring Spring Borough Council held its reorganization meeting on Monday evening, Jan. 6. Mayor Ron Glunt administered the oath of office to two new members as well as a sitting council member sta...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 9, 2020

Claysburg Mourns Long-Time Fire Chief

The Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company and the entire firefighting community is mourning the loss of one of its own. Dennis L. Feathers, long-time chief and president of the Claysburg Volunteer Fire...

 

DEATH RECORD

CLAIRE, Aneta Ann, 82, Martinsburg DETTERLINE, Luella Jean, 82, New Enterprise DILLING, Robert H., 99, Chambersburg FLETCHER, Edwin T. “Ted,” 81, Martinsburg HELSEL, William C. “Bill,” 63, Duncansville HESS, Carol Jean, 81, Bedford, formerly...

 

ANETA ANN CLAIRE

Aneta Ann Claire, 82, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 1, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 4, at Bice Memorial Chapel at Homewood at Martinsburg....

 

LUELLA JEAN DETTERLINE

Luella Jean Detterline, 82. of New Enterprise, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at her home. A Celebration of Life Service was held Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Faith Assembly...

 

ROBERT H. DILLING

Robert H. Dilling, 99, of Chambersburg, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at the Village at Luther Ridge. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at St. John's United...

 

EDWIN T. FLETCHER

Edwin T. “Ted” Fletcher, 81, of Martinsburg, formerly of Waterside, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Friends will be received from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral service today, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at t...

 

WILLIAM C. 'BILL' HELSEL

William C. “Bill” Helsel, 63, of Duncansville, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at his home. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring. Inurnment was made in...

 

CAROL JEAN HESS

Carol Jean Hess, 81, of Bedford, formerly of Roaring Spring and New Enterprise, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Donahoe Manor, Bedford, following an extended illness. A...

 

CLIFFORD CHARLES MOYER II

Clifford Charles Moyer II, 46, of Claysburg, died Monday night, Dec. 30, 2019, at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh, after an extended illness. At the request of the deceased, services will be private and held at the convenience of the family by Pastor...

 

DONALD L. UNDERWOOD

Donald Lee Underwood, 91, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Holliston, Mass., was promoted to heaven Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, 2019, at the home. A funeral was held Friday, Jan. 3,...

 

JANE E. WEAVER

Jane E. Weaver, 75, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, Dec. 29, 2019, as a result of injuries sustained in a house fire. A funeral was held Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the Todd T....

 

High School Boys' Basketball Report

CENTRAL The Central Dragon basketball team split a pair of non-league games last week, giving them a solid 6-3 record on the season. The Dragons pounded Juniata Valley (0-9) on the road but fell to Ch...

 

Free-Throw Contest Jan. 25

The Tyrone Elks has rescheduled its annual Hoop Shoot Contest for Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Hollidaysburg Area High School gym. Registration and time to warm up will start at 1 p.m. and the contest will begin at 2 p.m. This free-throw competition is...

 

Captions Corrected

In the Jan. 2 edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald, the captions for these two photos were incorrect. Here are the correct captions: Above, Claysburg-Kimmel's Parker Dibert goes up for a shot over...

 

High School Girls' Basketball Report

WILLIAMSBURG The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team finished as the runner-up at the annual Lady Blue Pirate Holiday Tournament Dec. 26-27 at WHS. In the first round, WHS knocked off Moshannon Valley, 62-12, while Northern Bedford...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    January 9, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

Last autumn, I decided to make an overnight trip to northcentral Pennsylvania. When I drove there to fish in previous years, I normally came home that same night. However, I am not the night driver I...

 

Seedling Sales Underway

While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery. The 2020 seedling order form is...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"Before us lies A new year.... ... like an unopened package ... like an unread book, ... like an untrod pathway. It is new, and it lies in our hands to use to His glory or for our pleasure. God has...

 

Jim Snyder to Speak at BCGS Meeting Jan. 16

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, for its monthly meeting at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg. The speaker this month will be Jim Snyder Jr., current president of...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Exciting news: this year for Christmas, I got a new Bible! This probably doesn't sound quite as exciting to you, but it makes the Bible nerd in me giddy with joy. It was the only thing that I really,...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Proverbs 3:5:8 Romans 8:26-28 Romans8:25-39 St. John 14:1-6 Philippians 1:18-22 Philippians 3:8-14 I Corinthians 15:50-57 I am writing this on Thanksgiving Day. I am thankful. We...

 

Alpha Beta Aids Your Safe Haven

The Projects Committee of the Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honorary society of women educators, chose the making of fleece blankets for women and...

 

How to Plan a Wedding Ceremony

Months of planning is par for the course for couples about to tie the knot. Much of that planning concerns the reception, and rightfully so. Receptions last longer than ceremonies, and couples are...

 

Laura Ritchey Becomes Bride of Logan Williams

Laura Ritchey and Logan Williams were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the Woodbury Church of the Brethren. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Cindy Ritchey of...

 

Martinsburg Native Named As One of Top 100 NC Nurses

Sandy Waugaman, daughter of Bob and Pat Fleegle of Martinsburg, has been selected as one of the 2019 Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina. Waugaman is a 1979 graduate of Central High School,...

 

Sottile to Wed Eberhart

Robert and Sharlene Sottile of Roaring Spring have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lauren, to Cody Eberhart, son of George and Brenda Eberhart of Everett. Miss Sottile is a 2010 graduate...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Elvin O. and Karen F. (Newswanger) Weaver of New Enterprise are the parents of a son, Wayne N. Weaver, born at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at home. The infant weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces and...

 

A Guide to Hosting A Daytime Wedding

Weddings dot the social calendars of millions of people across the globe. The Association for Wedding Professionals International says every year an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed in...

 

Normal Hours Resume at Blair Genealogical Soc.

The Blair County Genealogical Society has resumed normal hours. Hours are 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The new officers are Jim Snyder Jr.,...

 

Eleven Area Seniors Receive FFA Keystone Degrees

Eleven seniors from three area FFA chapters were honored with the prestigious Keystone State Degree during the 2019 Pennsylvania Mid-Winter Convention on Monday, Jan. 6, in the New Holland Arena of the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg....

 

CBD Education 101: How Do I Take CBD Products?

Note: This is one in a series of articles about CBD. I’m hoping to educate the Cove about this beneficial substance, remove some mysteries and clear up some misinformation. If you have any questions about CBD, please send an email to me at...

 

Scenes from the Pennsylvania Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation's largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibitors....

 

Pre-Enforcement Period for Work Zone Speed Begins

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have announced that the required 60-day pre-enforcement period for the statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program has begun and will last until March...

 

MUNICIPAL

DUI Shad Hillegass, 24, of Roaring Spring, was arrested on Dec. 2 for suspected DUI. State Police, Hollidaysburg, responded to a crash on Dick School House Road and suspected Hillegass to be under the influence. Hillegass was transported to Conemaugh...

 

Pennsylvania Dept. of Ag Opens Hemp Grower Program for 2020

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Jan. 2 announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s 2020 hemp program has started accepting applications from both commercial growers and processors in the commonwealth. This marks the second...

 

Fire Company Receives $5,000

Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving recently donated $5,000 to the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company. Above, Martinsburg Fire Chief Randy Acker (left) receives an oversized check from Lynn Wheland...

 

State Police Make Troop Press Releases Available Online

Col. Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, announced Monday, Jan. 6, that Public Information Release Reports (PIRRs) issued by stations that comprise the department’s 16 troops will be posted online, on the “For...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    January 9, 2020

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 KIM JARRETT    News    January 9, 2020

Pa. to Discuss Marijuana Legalization

Pennsylvania lawmakers will consider several bills relating to the state’s criminal statutes when they return, but the one expected to attract the most attention involves the legalization of marijuana. Sens. Daylin Leach, D-King of Prussia, and...

 

Public Notices

Estate Notice Letters have been granted on the Estate of the following decedent to the representative names who requests all persons having claims against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same to them or their attorney, and all persons...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I read with interest the column in the Jan. 2, 2020, edition of your fine weekly newspaper. (I look forward to reading it every week.) Columnist Dave Scott Jr., in a somewhat sarcastic tone, asked legitimate questions about a locally d...

 

In Praise of Competence

By LEE H. HAMILTON Not long ago, I was in a meeting to talk about a public policy issue. It was a little complex, and as we considered the various angles I began to think about what it would take to translate talk into change on the ground. I...

 
 By Dave Lemery    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Pa. Turnpike Toll Hikes Drag On Economy While Doing Little About $13 Billion Debt

Pity the commuter or trucker who must steer his or her vehicle onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike to get to work each day – the toll rates that critics say are already exorbitant are about to get even worse. Reeling under massive debt payments that...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

By SHERYL HART Williamsburg Area Public Library Thanks to the generosity of the Williamsburg Lions Club, our library can offer a wide variety of large print editions of bestsellers, non-fiction and...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 3, 1895 Steward Bridenbaugh furnished the 121 inmates of the almshouse with a fine Christmas dinner. Fifteen turkeys were prepared for them. After the dinner a religious service was held in the chapel. At the close of the service each...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 8, 1970 Williamsburg Borough lost a new police chief even before he took office, but council at a special meeting elected another who will take office Jan. 12. Jack Fortney of Mount Union who had been elected by council in November to...

 

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