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SC Middle School Receives National Recognition

The Spring Cove Middle School, Roaring Spring, announced on Monday, March 11, that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    March 14, 2019

Spring Cove Board Hears Of Middle School's Success

At the Monday, March 11, Spring Cove School Board Committee of the Whole meeting, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced that Spring Cove Middle School has been recognized nationally as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 14, 2019

Area Hunters Learn a Vaccine for CWD Being Developed

Could there be a cure for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)? Wildlife and CWD Biologist John Eveland believes so, and said one is on the horizon, but is still at least five years away. Eveland spoke to a...

 

Geese, Not Ducks

The front-page photo in the March 7 edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald featured two Canada geese, not ducks, as stated in the caption. The Herald apologizes for the error and thanks alert reader Jane Brumbaugh for pointing out our mistake. We want...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 14, 2019

Charged Teacher Resigns, Waives Formal Arraignment

A Martinsburg woman who was a teacher in the Altoona Area School District and was charged in January on felony counts of disseminating obscene or sexual explicit materials to a minor and unlawful...

 

MARY 'ALICE' LONG

Mary “Alice” Long, 91, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday evening, March 9, 2019, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral today, Thursday, March 14, at the...

 

DON SNYDER

Don Snyder, 94, of East Freedom, passed away on Thursday evening, March 7, 2019, at the James E. Van Zandt Medical Center, Altoona. A funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Pastor Lawrence Martin will officiate. Interment will be...

 

JAMES D. ACKER

James D. Acker, 44, of Minnesota, formerly of Roaring Spring, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 4, 2019. A memorial service will be held at a later date. James was born on Nov. 13, 1974, in Roaring Spring, the son of Mary Ann (Daugherty) Pre...

 

SHERYL L. WANNYN

Sheryl L. Wannyn, 57, of Claysburg, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at home. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, March 14, and from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral on Friday, March 15, at the Miller Funeral Home, www.lesl...

 

RODNEY L. BERKHEIMER

Rodney L. Berkheimer, 62, of Martinsburg, died at home on Saturday, March 9, 2019, following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Rodney was born on Sept. 21, 1956, in Roaring Spring, the son of the...

 

DEATH NOTICE

Joel Michael Shultz, 74, of Williamsburg, passed away on Tuesday morning, March 12, 2109, at his home following a lengthy illness. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger...

 

Hundreds Enjoy Lions' Annual Oyster Dinner

The Cove Lions held its annual oyster dinner on Saturday, March 9, in Loysburg. As usual, folks arrived as early at two hours ahead to assure they could be one of the first ones to eat. The club sold...

 

REAL IDs Now Available to Pennsylvania Residents

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that optional REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are now available for Pennsylvania residents who want one. A federally-accepted form of identification (whether it's a...

 

WISE Women Announces 2019 Tribute Honorees

WISE Women of Blair County, through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, has announced its annual tribute honorees. These women are recognized for their community input and/or involvement in organizations whose projects advance the WISE... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 14, 2019

Blair County Judges Honor Courthouse Staff for 'Making the Place Work'

Blair County's five judges paid tribute to their staff and the departments that take on the task of ensuring justice is served with fairness and compassion, on Tuesday afternoon, March 11. For the...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    March 14, 2019

Greenfield Twp. Hires Full-Time Police Officer

Greenfield Township supervisors moved to hire Lindsey Spayd to a full-time police officer position at their regularly monthly meeting on March 5. Supervisors unanimously approved the motion upon recommendation from Police Chief Ronald Sharkey. Spayd...

 

Dairy Farmers Asked to Respond to Survey

The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board is asking dairy farmers to take an important survey. The survey will help the Milk Marketing Board improve communications. All responses are anonymous and all comments and suggestions will be considered. The Pa....

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

We remember what we remember of our childhoods. Other family members remember what they remember. Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom, heard about the Holocaust or the...

 
 By Dave Potchak    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Po's Peek at the Past

In his younger years, our son was a deep sleeper to say the least. This usually presented little problems for his mother and me until he got nauseous and sometimes vomited in bed, without fully wakeni...

 

Special Guest Commentary

Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted. As we celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy, this is the...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The question of our national sovereignty has arisen regarding the porous nature of our southern border and the many Central and South Americans, and individuals from other nations, who come often in large groups, to cross into the...

 

Memories of St. John's in East Sharpsburg

By Captain James E. Wentz USN (Ret) When I recently learned that my home church at East Sharpsburg, St. John’s Reformed, was disbanding and the building given free of charge to another Protestant congregation, I greeted the news with a flood of fon...

 

Ink Splatters

Are you an out-of-state Herald subscriber? Do you frequently get your Herald edition several days or even a week late? There’s a solution for that. I’d like to remind all Herald subscribers – but especially those who don’t live in Pennsylvani... Full story

 

Herald Warns Advertisers of Fake 'Invoice' Emails being Sent

I'd like to remind Herald advertisers and subscribers that you might be getting fake emails from the Herald stating that you need to click on a link to view an invoice. These billing emails might look... Full story

 

Sign of Spring

This male cardinal spent a few moments in the tree singing a happy springtime song on Saturday, March 9. The warm temperatures on Saturday and Sunday were a welcome change for birds and humans alike....

 

The 'Sweet Spot'

Maple syrup season is upon us. Jeff Johnson taps a tree to collect sap that will be used to make maple syrup on the sugar farm Highland Meadows, Martinsburg RR. The farm is owned by Jack and Renee...

 

Ag Injury Workshop to be Held

A workshop aimed at protecting children and youth who work and/or live on farms, co-hosted by Penn State Extension’s Farm Safety Team, will take place March 28-29 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey. The Child Ag Injury Prevention Workshop is designed...

 

Southern Cove Power Reunion Banquet Correction

Southern Cove Power Reunion President Nathan Hershberger was misidentified as Jeremy Swope in the three photos that accompanied the power reunion’s banquet story that appeared on Page A-5 of the Feb. 28 edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald. Herald...

 

Online Tax Now Collected in Pa.

According to philly.com, Pennsylvania residents are starting to get letters stating that they owe sales tax for online purchases. Philly.com quoted Cynthia Ragen, tax manager with Isdaner & Co. in Bala Cynwyd. Ragen stated that in 2018 the Supreme...

 

BRY Swimmers Qualify for Districts

Six Blair Regional YMCA Tigersharks from the Cove region qualified for the Western Pennsylvania YMCA Districts in Geneva, Ohio, which was held Friday through Sunday, March 8-10. Each swimmer achieved...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 14, 2019

The Sportsman Corner

I have not always been a "dinosaur." At one time, I actually kept up with modern trends, except perhaps for items of clothing, which I used until they wore out or until Donna slyly discarded them. I...

 

NB's Austin Mowry Caps Season With 29-9 Record

Northern Bedford High School senior Austin Mowry concluded his high school wrestling career on the mats at the Giant Center at Hershey last week. Mowry battled in the 170-pound weight class at the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships on Thursday...

 

State's '18 Bear Harvest 11th-Best All-Time

One of these years, Pennsylvania is going to break the 4,000-bear barrier for a third time in annual black bear harvests. There was hope it would in 2018 with a bear population estimated at 20,000 and a fine start to the November firearms season....

 

Deadline for Crop Insurance Is March 15

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Monday, March 11, urged producers to protect their investments from rising input costs, unstable markets and adverse weather conditions by signing up before the Friday, March 15, deadline for...

 

PGC Launches Bear Den Livestream

What’s better than one Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife livestream? Two, of course. The game commission has launched its second livestream of the season – video and audio captured at a Monroe County black-bear den and streamed in real time t...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The accumulation of fabric fragments under my feet distracted me. As I kicked them aside again I thought about the second law of thermodynamics which states that "the total amount of energy in the...

 

BPW Club to Host Business Expo

For Saturday, March 30, only, 20 female entrepreneurs, including Morrisons Cove favorites, plan to form the equivalent of a mini-mall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This Women’s Business Expo will premiere inside Homewood at Martinsburg’s Givler...

 

Lines By Lee

When we last left Naomi she was bitterly back in Bethlehem but the barley harvest began. The culture and customs would have been new to Ruth, but her focus was on being a support to her...

 

Thought for the Week

Paul and Barnabas did not travel far this time. The city of Lystra is less than 20 miles from Iconium. But it seems almost a whole different world. It is indeed a Roman city but more like an outpost....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    March 14, 2019

Community Chorus to Perform Spring Concert March 23-24

The Cove Community Chorus will present its spring concert, "Listen to the Music," at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium,...

 

Photo History Session March 30

St. John’s Reformed Church in Loysburg will host a Southern Cove Area “Photograph and Storytelling Sharing Session” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, in the church fellowship hall. Special guests sharing and describing the background of...

 

Cove Club Resumes Meetings

The Cove Community Club will resume its monthly meetings at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at the New Frontier Restaurant, Hopewell RR. This club, formerly known as the Federation of Women's Club, s...

 

100 Days at Martinsburg Elementary School

Martinsburg Elementary School recently celebrated its 100th school day of the 2018-19 year. Students and staff celebrated the occasion by wearing pajamas for the day. Pictured above are (from left):...

 

Economist to Speak Tonight At Tea Party Meeting

Eminent economist and legal theorist David D. Friedman will give a 30-minute talk about “Market Failure and Government Failure” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona (112 S. 13th St.), A question-and-answer session led...

 

Health, Welfare Council to Meet Friday, March 22

The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at The Arc of Blair County, Altoona. The guest speaker will be Melanie Shildt, executive director, United Way of Blair County. Shildt will speak about... Full story

 

Katelyn Brown to Wed Wesley Heuston in July

Alton Brown and Karen Claar are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Katelyn Taylor Brown to Wesley Andrew Heuston, son of Joy Heuston of Roaring Spring and the late Rick Heuston. The...

 

Birth Announcement

Matthew and Sheyanne (Patterson) Fox of Martinsburg are the parents of a son, Abraham William, born at 9:33 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at UPMC Altoona. The infant weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth. Maternal...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 14, 2019

SR 866 Flood Control Project Now Out for Bids

The State Route 866 project, which is intended to prevent flooding in the borough, is now out for bids. During the regular meeting on Monday, March 4, Williamsburg Borough Council met with Stiffler-McGraw Engineer John Clabaugh, Hollidaysburg....

 

A Little Pampering

The ladies at the Williamsburg Senior Center were treated to a day of pampering thanks to stylists at Vivid Hair Design, Hollidaysburg. On March 2, stylists came in and gave the ladies spring...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 14, 2019

Woodbury Twp. (Blair) Settles Paving Material Bids

Three bids for stone products from Glenn Hawbaker, Grannas Bros., and New Enterprise Stone & Lime were opened during the meeting of Woodbury Township (Blair County), Thursday evening, March 7. Grannas Bros. was awarded the bids for all stone and... Full story

 

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