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Don't forget! Daylight Saving Time Starts March 14 in the U.S. and Canada

Most of the United States and Canada start Daylight Saving Time (DST) on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Set your clocks forward one hour from 2 a.m. to 3 am local time on March 14, 2021....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 11, 2021

Spring Mill Employee: 'It was like being sucker-punched'

Editor’s Note: The Herald does not normally allow sources for news articles to remain anonymous. However, in this case, the Herald believes that there is an important story to be told. At the same...

 

The Print Edition of the Herald Might Look a Little Different This Week. Here's Why.

Your Herald might look a little different this week. First of all, and most important, long-time Editor Brian Hess has moved on to a new position. Brian had been employed at the Herald since 1999 and he did a lot of good work while he was here. He... Full story

 

DEATH RECORD - March 11, 2021

DEATH RECORD BEACH – Rhoda A. (Wanca), 84, rural Roaring Spring Bush – Connie Mae, 73, of Martinsburg MEADE – Debra L. (Beach), 55, Roaring Spring Swartz – Ray E., 85, New Enterprise...

 

Rhoda A. (Wanca) Beach of Martinsburg

Rhoda A. (Wanca) Beach Martinsburg Rhoda A. (Wanca) Beach, 84, of rural Roaring Spring, passed away, Friday afternoon, March 5, 2021, at The Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. She was born Feb. 22, 1937,...

 

Debra L. (Beach) Meade of Martinsburg

Debra L. (Beach) Meade Martinsburg Debra L. (Beach) Meade, 55, of Roaring Spring, passed away Saturday, March 6. 2021, at her residence after a brief battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 2, 1966, in...

 

Connie Mae Bush of Martinsburg

Connie Mae Bush Martinsburg Connie Mae Bush, 73, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, March 5, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Memorial contributions in memory of Connie can be given to your favorite local church or charity....

 

Ray E. Swartz of New Enterprise

Ray E. Swartz New Enterprise Ray E. Swartz, 85, of New Enterprise, passed away Feb. 28, 2021, at Pennknoll Village in Everett. He was born July 27, 1935, in New Enterprise; son of the late Chester A. and Mary Evangeline (Ulery) Swartz. He is...

 
 By DAVE FIDLIN    News    March 11, 2021

Pennsylvania Legislators Look to Community Colleges for Workforce Development

Workforce development, particularly at a time when Pennsylvania's employment numbers are in flux amid the pandemic, was a recurring theme at a recent budget hearing between a House panel and...

 

Bedford County Accepting Applications for Hospitality Grants

Bedford County has arranged for the Johnstown Industrial Development Corporation (JIDC) to handle grants awarded to Bedford County as part of the county block grant appropriated for COVID Relief in the amount of $542,397. The JIDC began accepting...

 

Martinsburg Area Community Fund at $49,383

As of March 1, the Martinsburg Area Community Fund had received $49,383 for its 2020 campaign. The goal for 2020 was $43,000. The 2020 fund drive will support 15 charitable agencies that do work in the Martinsburg area. The 15 agencies are Morrisons...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    March 11, 2021

Pa. Begins Vaccination Plan Focused on Teachers

Starting March 10, about 200,000 educators and support staff will receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the Pennsylvania's newest mass immunization plan. Gov. Tom Wolf and the state's vaccine task...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 11, 2021

Meth Lab Found in North Woodbury Township; Two Charged

A new tenant moving into a trailer in North Woodbury Township led to the discovery of a suspected methamphetamine lab and the arrest of two Martinsburg men. Joseph N. Meade, 29, and Seth A. Delozier, 36, are facing multiple felony charges after an...

 

Differences Make Us Strong

By JORDAN FEYERHERM Community Development Manager Center for Rural Affairs This last year was a difficult year for everyone, for a multitude of reasons. Of the many challenges that came to national attention throughout the year, perhaps the most...

 

Being a Rural Advocate at Home, In the Capitol

By JORDAN FEYERHERM Community Development Manager Center for Rural Affairs Democracy needs input from citizens to thrive, but figuring out how to share your voice and have an impact on government can be challenging. Whether you are interested in...

 

CRA Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet Released

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have passed a stimulus bill that would restart the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The Center for Rural Affairs has released a fact sheet for small businesses with information on how to apply...

 

The Rest of the Story

Reprinted from the Herald of Dec. 6, 1945. That the old town of Martinsburg during the past fifty years has made progress in some ways, but in other ways has almost stood still, might be indicated by a comparison of conditions of that early day with...

 

The Opinion Page

The Opinion Page The Herald’s Opinion Page is where members of the Cove community are invited to speak up about issues of concern to them and the community at large. Shorter opinions are published as Letters to the Editor. Longer opinions are...

 

Man Pardoned in Robbery

Herald of March 5, 1896 Samuel D. Brown of Woodbury, who had been convicted of a post office robbery at that place, was pardoned when it was learned that he had been the victim of an injustice and that he was an innocent man. Henry D. Kensinger of...

 

Touring Car Hits Sled Rider

Herald of March 11, 1921 Mahlon Over of Woodbury was injured when a touring car ran over his leg, breaking both bones between the ankle and the knee. He and Harold Stonerook had been coasting down Mill street when they coasted across the main street...

 

Why Not a Lake Martinsburg?

Herald of March 7, 1946 The front page editorial urged Martinsburg citizens to investigate the need for a water storage reservoir–a Lake Martinsburg. The writer observed that a narrow and deep ravine located near the borough’s reservoir on Lock...

 

Storm Causes Damage

Herald of March 11, 1971 High winds last Thursday afternoon caused extensive property damage in the central Morrisons Cove area. In addition, the wind drifted approximately eight inches of snow which fell Wednesday and Thursday, making traveling haza...

 

Teams Wear District Crowns

Herald of March 7, 1996 The Northern Bedford Panthers and Lady Panthers both won District 5 -A championships and the Williamsburg Lady Pirates took their fourth consecutive District 6-A title. The NB boys defeated Salisbury-Elk Lick in triple...

 

Woodbury Residents Upset

Herald of March 10, 2011 Between 200 and 300 property owners in Woodbury Township, Blair County, turned out for a special meeting March 3 to learn information about a newly adopted and Department of Environmental Protection required township...

 

Pa. Reports Two-Day Total Of 3,176 New COVID-19 Cases

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 3/9/2021 Area Counties #Cases - #Deaths - Rate* Bedford: 2,795 - 129(n/c) - 269.4 Blair: 8,732 - 305 - 250.4 Cambria: 8,784 - 396 - 304.2 Centre: 12,087 - 213 - 131.2 Clearfield: 4,758 - 117 -147.6 Fulton: 657 - 14(n/c) -...

 

Pensilvania reporta 3,176 casos nuevos de COVID-19 en los últimos dos días

El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania confirmó hoy que, hasta las 12:00 a.m. el 8 de marzo, había 1,658 casos positivos adicionales de COVID-19, además de 1,518 casos nuevos que se reportaron el domingo, 7 de marzo. El total de esos dos...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    March 11, 2021

South Woodbury Twp. Reviews Wind Turbine Ordinance Opinion

South Woodbury Township Board of Directors met on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 9 a.m. in the township building. All members were present with an attendee from the public, Laura Jackson, present. Judith Ott, representing the Morrisons Cove Herald, was a...

 

Bowers, Featherstone to Be Married in April 2021

Kelly Bowers and George Featherstone, both of New Jersey, are engaged to be married. Miss Bowers is the daughter of John and Karen Bowers of Roaring Spring. She is a 2007 graduate of Central High...

 

Preparing for Tax Season

Each year in the United States, April 15 marks the official deadline for taxpayers to file their tax returns. Taxpayers in the United States must file their returns by this day or face penalties. Though the filing deadline may be in mid-April,...

 

Model Toy Train Show Set for March 14

A spring model train show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday March 14, at the Blair County Convention Center, One Convention Center Drive, Altoona. The event is sponsored by the Alto Model Train Museum Association and offers electric trains in...

 

St. Patrick: Not So Irish?

St. Patrick's Day, which is often referred to as "Patty's Day" or "Paddy's Day," is a popular holiday. Though the holiday honors the life of the patron saint of Ireland and has become a way for...

 

~ The Herald Presents the Cove's Scholars ~

Area Students Named to Dean’s List at IUP The following students from Blair County have been named to the fall 2020 Dean’s List at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve dean’s list status when they are full-time (12 or more...

 

Tina Lanae born at 5:36 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1

David Fox Martin and Amanda Reiff Martin are the parents of a daughter, Tina Lanae, born at 5:36 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at home. The infant weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches in length at birth. Tina has one brother, Russell...

 

The Herald Sports Pages Look Different This Week. Here's Why.

The Herald’s print sports pages look different this week. The main reason is that long-time Editor Brian Hess has moved on to a new position outside of the Herald. Brian had been employed at the Herald since 1999 and he did a lot of good work...

 

Tournament Champions!

The Spring Cove fifth grade boys' basketball team won the 2021 Jewish Memorial Fifth Grade Boys Basketball Tournament in Altoona. The team was sponsored by Metzler Trucking. Team members were (front...

 

Williamsburg Junior High Girls Win ICC North

The Williamsburg Junior High Girls won the ICC North with a record of 12-0. Southern Huntingdon won the ICC South. Southern Huntingdon beat Williamsburg 22-17 in the ICC Championship game. The game...

 

Morrisons Cove Sports Roundup

W-burg Junior High Girls Win ICC North The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team advanced past the first round of the district playoffs in five years March 1, as the fourth-seeded Lady Pirate scored a 49-41 win over fifth-seeded...

 
 By Richard Tate    Sports    March 11, 2021

February Christmas Trip

On the last Sunday of February, Donna decided that she; Sage, her dog; Amber, our granddaughter; and I needed to make a trip to Snow Shoe to see my sister, Anne Houck, and her husband, Bruce. "We...

 

High School Basketball Action

High School Basketball Action PHOTO AT TOP: Three players go for a rebound as Central battled Bedford on Saturday, March 6 at Central High School. SECOND PHOTO: Blacklick Valley's Morgan Stebodnick...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    March 11, 2021

Randy Lafferty Appointed to Spring Cove School Board; Supt. Reports on COVID Numbers

Editor's Note: The print edition of this story had an incorrect headline. The correct information is that Randy Lafferty was appointed to Spring Cove School Board. The error was the Herald's and the Herald apologizes for the error. The Monday, March... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 11, 2021

Claysburg Man Charged with Assaulting Two Women

A Claysburg man is behind bars after police said he assaulted his live-in girlfriend and another woman. Gary J. Pleva, 63, was arrested on March 1 after Greenfield Township police were called to his home to investigate a domestic disturbance. The...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"... And here's some oak and some locust and some cherry for the top." These words were spoken to the wood stove by my husband as he stuffed it full of that hard, fibrous fuel. Talking to inanimate...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    March 11, 2021

Girl Scouts Selling Their Famous Cookies in Roaring Spring

Members of the Girl Scouts Troop 43009 of the Cove were busy selling cookies in front of M&M Enterprises on East Main Street in Roaring Spring (beside the Friendship fire hall) on Saturday, March 6....

 

Pa. Parks Foundation Seeking a Song

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), in order to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests, is seeking submissions for a song celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Environmental Rights Amendment. The PPFF is...

 

Just the Facts from Proverbs

Recently I have been watching old episodes of the TV show Dragnet from the late 1960s. I am not sure why I am getting into it but I find it very interesting despite the stiff, predictable acting and...

 

Sowers – Seeds - Soils

Scriptures to Read St. Matthew 13:1-9 St. Matthew 13:18-23 St. Mark 4:1-9 St. Mark 4:13-20 St. Mark 4:24-25 & St. Luke 8:18 St. Luke 8:1-8 St. Luke 8:11-15 The first parable we will look at is...

 

READER'S DIGEST TRUE CRIME: Tales of Murder and Mayhem

True Crime is a nonfiction book where the author examines an actual crime and details the actions of real people. These crimes mostly include murder or focus on serial killers. This Reader's Digest...

 
 By GEORGE DEMPSIE    Faith    March 11, 2021

A Lenten Reflection

At the beginning of Lent this year, my Lutheran pastor uttered the familiar line at our Zoom Ash Wednesday service – “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Another minister, the Rev. Jenny Phillips, a Methodist, writes...

 

St. Francis Releases President's, Dean's Lists

More than 750 Saint Francis University students made one of the fall 2020 Honors Lists: President’s or Dean’s. To achieve either list, students must have full-time status and attain a quality point average of 4.000 (President’s) or 3.500...

 

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