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C-K High School to Close Through Thursday, Jan. 28, Due to COVID-19 Cases

The Claysburg-Kimmel School District was notified Monday, Jan. 22, of two individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals were last in the junior/senior high school building and on district transportation on Thursday, Jan. 21. This...

 

SC Superintendent: COVID-19 Response 'A Huge Focus' of Our Time'

At the regular Spring Cove School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker updated the board on cases of coronavirus and closings within the district. “The COVID-19 response remains a huge focus of...

 

Public Notices

Spring Cove School District REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The District is requesting proposals for E-RATE CATEGORY 2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES. Interested parties must contact the RFP manager at [email protected] for information and bid documents. Bids will... Full story

 

Last Hoorah

July 12, 2012. That was the day that the first Society and Politics In Wayne’s World (SAPIWW) column graced the pages of the Morrisons Cove Herald. From the comments I’ve received in person, via...

 

The Soul of an Octopus By Sy Montgomery

For centuries, humankind has wrongly constructed borders between the animals and us. When we think of the very word, ‘animal’, it conjures up images of inferior beasts, far different and vastly...

 

Writer Hopes for Return to Pa Farm Show

To the Editor: As with many events, the Pennsylvania Farm Show was forced to go virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a bright spot. Online programs such as the PDA Listening Session, the Agriculture Law Forum, the Grange Broadband...

 

Would You Join Us in Prayer?

Father in heaven, we Your children stand before You helpless to fix our broken society. We cannot create unity in our country, but we offer our weak selves to You so that You may teach us and supply grace for us to love as Jesus loved. We cannot rid...

 

Runaway Train Stops Itself

Herald of Jan. 16, 1896 A coal train bound from Tyrone to Lock Haven became separated several cars from the engine. Although the rear cars apparently lagged behind for a time, they eventually caught up with the front cars and bumped them so hard that...

 

Blind Youth to Host Show

Herald of Jan. 21, 1971 A local blind youth, David Reighard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Reighard of Fredericksburg, will host the “Martinsburg-Williamsburg Hour” on radio station WKMC, Roaring Spring. Reighard hopes to make a career in radio....

 

Teachers Meeting Held

Herald of Jan. 17, 1921 A teacher’s local institute will be held in the Roaring Spring high school auditorium. Teachers of Taylor, North Woodbury and Freedom Townships and Roaring Spring school district will participate. Arrangements have been...

 

Historic District Recognized

Herald of Jan. 18, 1996 The Williamsburg Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic District included a large part of the Borough of Williamsburg. Thomas Neal Jr., president of Cove Shoe Division of H.H....

 

Home from Service

Herald of Jan. 17, 1946 As the last of three brothers who were in the service to return, Cpl. Robert H. McGraw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. McGraw of Woodlawn Ave., Martinsburg, has received his discharge. He arrived in the states on Jan. 3,...

 

SC Super to Retire

Herald of Jan. 20, 2011 Spring Cove School District Superintendent Rodney Green told the board that he intends to retire effective July 31, 2012, the end of his five-year contract. He became superintendent in August 2007. Green said he made the...

 

DEATH RECORD

DIVELY – Joseph Stephen, 63, East Freedom GRACE – Larry R., 75, Newry ITINGER – David E., 85, Roaring Spring IMLER – Fred N. Sr., 87, Hollidaysburg LEIDY – James S., 73, Bakers Summit POLLARD – Judith A., 80, Martinsbu... Full story

 

JOSEPH STEPHEN DIVELY

Joseph Stephen Dively, 63, of East Freedom, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at UPMC Altoona, after a brief illness. He was born March 3, 1957, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, son of the late...

 

Pennsylvania health officials launch provider map for expanded immunization plan

Residents now included in Pennsylvania's expanded first phase of its COVID-19 immunization plan can find available providers through an interactive map on the Department of Health website. A vaccine...

 

LARRY R. GRACE

Larry R. Grace, 75, of Newry, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at UPMC Altoona, after a brief battle with COVID-19. He was born July 19, 1945, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Lester Grace...

 

DAVID EDWARD ITINGER

David Edward Itinger, 85, of Roaring Spring, son of the late Harry Frederick Itinger and Eleanor Jane Porter, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and b...

 

FRED N. IMLER SR.

Fred N. Imler Sr, 87, of Hollidaysburg, went home to join his loved ones, who have gone before him, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. He was born April 30, 1933, a son of Lester P. and Mary Christine Imler....

 

It's A Dog's World

April Harmon walks her dogs Dora and Elbow along Julian Street in the Borough of Martinsburg on Monday morning, Jan. 11....

 

JAMES S. LEIDY

James S. Leidy, 73, of Bakers Summit, Bedford County, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, Jan. 11, 2021, at Encompass Health Rehab Hospital of Nittany Valley, Bellefonte. He was born...

 

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/18/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,576 / 100 / 229.7 Blair: 7,754 / 214 / 175.7 Cambria: 7,913 / 334 / 256.5 Centre: 9,567 / 171 / 105.3 Clearfield: 4,083 / 74 / 93.4 Fulton: 593 / 12 / 82.6 H...

 

JUDITH A. POLLARD

Judith A. Pollard, 80, of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg, after an extended battle with kidney disease. She was born Aug. 26, 1940, in Lewistown, the daughter of the late Ray and Margaret Stimely. She is...

 

Area Students Earn Degrees at Allegany College

Allegany College of Maryland recognized 187 graduates at the conclusion of the recent fall 2020 session. They earned a total of 203 associate degrees and certificates. A recording of ACM's fall virtual commencement exercises is available on the...

 

Martinsburg, Roaring Spring Boroughs Make Plans and Appointments For 2021

MARTINSBURG Martinsburg Borough Council at its Jan. 4 meeting named commissioners of their respective committees and named staff appointments for 2021. Appointment commissioner of their respective committees were Edward L. Bennett, safety and...

 

Bedford Co. Area Education Found. Awards Scholarships

The Bedford County Regional Education Foundation announces that the following students were awarded to scholarships to attend the Allegany College of Maryland Bedford County Campus: Codi Clapper, Buffalo Mills, Zachary Claycomb, Everett, Dick M....

 

Funds to Aid Area Schools

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is dedicating $2.2 billion in federal stimulus funds to K-12 school districts and charter schools affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to support food programs, technological improvements and other education services....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 21, 2021

Claysburg Man Facing Charges After Leading Police on Chase

A Claysburg man is facing charges after an attempted traffic stop led to a vehicle chase through two counties. According to charges filed by Freedom Township Police, on Jan.12, an officer attempted to pull over Chris L. Steele, 48, after he was...

 

New Cove Flooring Owners Honor Their Building's Past

Cordell and Cara Ebersole didn't just buy a carpet store, they bought a piece of Martinsburg history. The Ebersoles opened Cove Flooring and Design in May after purchasing the business and its...

 

Central Boys Open Long-Awaited Season

The Central High School boys' basketball team opened its long-awaited 2020-21 season Jan. 11 at Mountain League-rival Tyrone, only to return with a 72-65 setback. The second quarter proved to play a...

 

Cottle Earns Dean's List Honor at Penn

Evan Cottle, Hopewell, has been named to the Central Penn College dean's lsist for the fall 2020 term. Cottle is currently majoring in legal studies. To qualify for the designation, an undergraduate student must carry six or more credits and earn a...

 

Cove Has 2021 Pa. Farm Show Winner

Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, cattle at the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show were judged without youth on-halter. Youth dropped off their cattle at New Holland Sales Arena for judging, followed by a sale open only to registered bidders. The New...

 

Local Elected Officials Announce Plans for 2021

Three local elected officials have announced their committee assignments and plans for 2021. State Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) was reappointed today by Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) to...

 

A Way to Say, 'Thank you!'

The Democrats of the Cove collected money to send pizza to healthcare workers at the start of the new year. The group wanted to do something to express their gratitude for the work done by the staff...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Winter is often not conducive for effective fly-fishing for trout. Howling winds and freezing temperatures make outings uncomfortable, and cold water temperatures often inhibit the activity of the...

 

'Greenway' Grants Now Available

The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC), has announced Round 7 of the Southern Alleghenies Regional Greenways Mini-Grant Program, which provides funding for projects that support the Southern Alleghenies Greenways and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 21, 2021

Police Release Details of H-burg Murder; Suspect Takes Own Life

The Nov. 21 murder of 27-year-old Tyler Slippy of Hollidaysburg was motivated by a romantic rivalry with a co-worker, according to Hollidaysburg Borough Police. On Friday, Jan. 8, police, along with the Blair County District Attorney’s office,...

 

Loose-Ball Battle

Williamsburg's Jayla Woodruff (left) battles Northern Bedford's Makayla Kochara for a loose ball Monday, Jan. 18, at Williamsburg High School. Williamsburg's Ayla Hileman watches the action. In the...

 

La Actualización Semanal del Herald Sobre el Coronavirus

ACTUALIZACIÓN SEMANAL Hasta las 12:00 p.m., 18 de enero, 2021 Condados cercanos Número de casos / número de muertes / índice de muerte* Bedford: 2,576 / 100 / 229.7 Blair: 7,754 / 214 / 175.7 Cambria: 7,913 / 334 / 256.5 Centre: 9,567 / 171 /...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    January 21, 2021

Spring Cove S.D. Middle School Closed Through Sunday

The Spring Cove School District has notified parents and guardians of students at the Spring Cove Middle School in Roaring Spring that the school will be closed through Sunday, Jan. 24. In the letter dated Jan. 19, Superintendent Dr. Betsy A. Baker...

 

Pa. Turnpike Tolls Rise, Again, Amid Bleak Revenue Projections

Another year, another toll increase on the Pennsylvania Turnpike – a trend drivers will likely withstand for another three decades amid bleak traffic and revenue projections, according to a new...

 

Cove-Area Dean's List Students

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has announced that the following students have made the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester. Claysburg: Mackenzie Clemens, Corey Hammel, Justin Mauk; Martinsburg: Nicholas Bechtel, Kolten Conrad; Roaring...

 

Pro Basketball Team Coming to the Altoona Area

York native Rikk Coleman said that he decided that Altoona was the "perfect spot" for a new professional basketball team because of the community's love for the game. Also important was that the city...

 

Williamsburg Gets a Shiny New 'Copper Coin'

For four years, the residents of Williamsburg were without one of the main staples of a community – a laundromat. However, the wait for a new one is over. Enter Todd Covert and Jake Simonis,...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Sometimes I get into a sentimental, nostalgic mood and I think of Williamsburg and what it was like well before my time. I hear so many memories of the Williamsburg of yesteryear and the pictures remind me that our town has an interesting past and a...

 

PGC COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS HUNTING, TRAPPING SEASONS

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first meeting of 2021 on Saturday, Jan. 23. The meeting will include discussion and preliminary approval of hunting and trapping seasons for the 2021-22 license year. In compliance with...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Food Bank Hours Beginning this week, Jan. 22, the Williamsburg Food Bank will be open on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The backpack program will be open until 4 p.m. Please remember the food bank is drive-through only....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

One more week of healthy eating and then our resolutions are over, right? That typically is how it is usually is – well for this writer at least. This week I am tackling healthy breakfasts. For me, breakfast is my favorite meal and unfortunately...

 

Howard Nursery Seedling Sale Returns

Disrupted last year by the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual sale of tree and shrub seedlings from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery will return in 2021 stronger than ever. Seedlings that would have been dug up and shipped out last...

 

Marine Fisheries Industry Impacted By COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is seeking applicants for a new grant program that will provide financial assistance to marine fisheries participants negatively affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Pennsylvania...

 

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