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 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 28, 2019

Roaring Spring Alcohol Sales Question to Be on May Ballot

Exceeding the 156 signatures needed, the organizers of the The Roaring Spring Alcohol Referendum accomplished its main goal, which is to let the voters decide if there will be alcohol sales permitted...

 

Residents Can Speak Up About Redistricting at Area Meeting

The new Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission is inviting the public to a series of regional meetings to talk about making the redistricting process fairer and nonpartisan. Gov. Tom Wolf created the 15-member bipartisan commission by...

 

Stocking Up

Lynn Morrell, of Huntingdon, a Cove native and 1999 graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg, helps Sean Sauserman of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stock trout in the Frankstown...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 28, 2019

Public Buys Blair County Sheriff's Office a New K-9 Vehicle

Last summer, an important member of the Blair County Sheriff's office was taken off of full-time duty through no fault of his own. Canine officer Rik, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, Blair County's onl...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Akron RubberDucks on Thursday, April 11. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary, but you...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Akron RubberDucks on Friday, April 12. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary, but you must...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Akron RubberDucks on Saturday, April 13. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary, but you...

 

JAMES K. 'JIM' HERSHBERGER

James K. "Jim" Hershberger, 92, of Martinsburg RR, went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday afternoon, March 20, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. Private interment will be...

 

JOAN M. 'JO' JOHNSON

Joan M. "Jo" Johnson, 83, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, March 25, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. Friends will be received from 10 until...

 

DOROTHY E. HILEMAN

Dorothy E. Hileman, 74, of Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, March 26, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following a lengthy illness. At Dorothy's...

 

PAUL E. TIPTON

Paul E. Tipton, 82, of Martinsburg RR, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 20, 2019, at AristaCare at Huntingdon Park. A funeral was held on Saturday, March 23, at Woodbury Church of the...

 

RICHARD L. DODSON

Richard L. Dodson, 76, of Queen, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 23, 2019. A funeral was held on Tuesday, March 26, at the Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, www.lesliemillerfuneralhome.com, Claysburg. Mr. David Pickering officiated....

 

GAI 'LAN' THI GENTRY

GAI ‘LAN’ THI GENTRY Gai “Lan” Thi Gentry, 66, of Roaring Spring, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at home. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, March 28, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., thompsonfh.com,...

 

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

A celebration of life service for James D. Acker, 44, of Minnesota, who passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, at the Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m....

 

NWT to Send Letters to Septic System Owners Regarding New Ordinance

North Woodbury Township Supervisors held their 2019 March meeting on March 7. A public meeting regarding the Sewage Enforcement Ordinance was held on Feb 21. Brandon Reese was at the March 7 meeting to follow up with questions about that meeting....

 

Evening Tech Classes to Be Taught at C-K High School

The Claysburg Education Foundation has announced evening technology classes for students in Grades 9-12 and adults will be taught at Claysburg-Kimmel High School as a means of helping them to become more proficient in the use of computers. Classes...

 

PennDOT Reviews Its Plans for Upcoming Construction Season

PennDOT recently highlighted that more than 87 projects will take place across the six-county region during the 2019 construction season. "I am pleased to announce the many improvements ...

 

Cove Republican Club to Host Candidate Reception on April 4

The Morrisons Cove Blair County Republican Club will host its annual Meet the Candidate Wine & Cheese Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at the American Legion Post 516 social hall, Hollidaysburg. Republican candidates from all over...

 

'Read Across America' at SCES

State Rep. Jim Gregory visited Spring Cove Elementary School on Friday, March 1, to read to the students, kindergarten through second grade, as the school celebrated "Read Across America Week."...

 

Publisher Speaks To Boosters

Allan J. Bassler, publisher of the Morrisons Cove Herald, spoke to the Martinsburg Booster Organization on March 14. Bassler discussed the Herald's role in the community and the differences between...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Master of the historical novel genre Erik Larson had this to say about "The Last Days of Night." "Graham Moore takes us back to the dawn of light – electric light – into a world of invention and s...

 

Growing Older and Other Blessings

During exercise class, someone asked if I had watched the Oscars. "Are you kidding?" I answered. "Watch a bunch of overdressed or undressed self-absorbed narcissistic pretenders pat each other on the...

 
 By CORA FOX    Opinion    March 28, 2019

Other Voices

Details on President Trump’s 2020 budget were released this month. In an attempt to rein in federal spending, the budget recommends a $3.6 billion cut to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Unfortunately, the proposals set forth in this budget...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of March 26, 2009 A meeting was held March 19, at the Martinsburg Fire Hall to inform furious farmers of what the Cove Area Regional Digester (CARD) could offer to local agriculture. About 15 farmers showed for the meeting to hear the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of March 24, 1994 The Martinsburg Community Library is changing its hours of operation to better serve the community. Beginning April 4, the library will be open Monday through Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of March 27,1969 The interior of the new Spring Cove Junior High School is a beehive of activity. With the exterior construction largely completed, workmen for Paul Hickes of Alexandria, Huntingdon County, the contractor, are concentrating on...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of March 30,1944 Staff Sergeant Virgil F. Summers, aged 23 years, a former North Woodbury township young man, is missing somewhere over Germany, according to word received earlier this week by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Summers, who in...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of March 28 1919 On Thursday evening a party was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W.M. Bolger in honor of the seventeenth birthday of their son Joseph. The party was planned by the senior class of the Martinsburg High school of which the...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Mar. 22, 1894 Mrs. Holliday Reynolds and her daughter Lucy were injured when they fell backward from a wagon as the seat on which they were riding gave way. The girl received a few bruises, but her mother suffered a badly strained neck....

 
 By BARB KALBACH    Opinion    March 28, 2019

Other Voices

We’ve got a rural health care emergency on the horizon. Rural hospitals are closing or teetering on the brink of closure at an alarming rate. More than a hundred have closed since 2005 and hundreds more are on life support. Long-term care...

 

Other Voices

As various U.S. House committees gear up for a season of investigations and hearings on President Donald Trump and his administration, a lot of people are worried that progress on the nation’s challenges will grind to a halt. I would argue just...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 28, 2019

Claysburg Man Jailed on Sexual Assault Charges

A Claysburg man has been jailed on charges relating to the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old minor, which the victim revealed during a counseling session last year. Joseph Michael Douglas, 33, is facing...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 28, 2019

Hopewell Man Jailed in Domestic Dispute, Police Standoff

A Hopewell man is behind bars after a standoff with police following a domestic dispute. State Police, Bedford, were called to a home along Lunenberg Road, South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, on...

 

Pinewood Derby Champs

Pack 57 held its Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 23, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring. Scouts who placed in the top four will move on to the Chief Logan Pinewood Derby &...

 

Bluebird Nest Boxes Helps Connect Pa. Residents to Wildlife

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery wants to help Pennsylvania residents “spring” into the season and connect with wildlife in the backyard. Bluebird nesting boxes built by staff at Howard Nursery, Howard, Pa., are available for...

 

Altoona Mirror Classic Set for March 29 at PSA

The 14th annual Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic will take place on Friday, March 29, at Penn State Altoona’s recently-renovated Adler Athletic Complex. The girls-boys doubleheader, set for 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., will match the top seniors from...

 

Eighth at States

Dragon wrestler Colton Corley (above) placed eighth at the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championships, held March 16 and 17 in Pittsburgh. Other Dragon wrestlers who participated were Luke...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 28, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

I have kept a journal of my fishing and hunting adventures since I was 17 years old. Some evenings I review these notes, hoping they'll provide some good hints about where I should fish or hunt...

 

NWTF Honors Game Commission Forester

Pennsylvania Game Commission forester Brent McNeal has been presented with the National Wild Turkey Federation’s “Joe Kurz Wildlife Manager of the Year Award” for his dedication to wild turkeys and wildlife habitat management. The award is...

 

KEGLER'S KORNER

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies' League standings for the week of Feb. 26 are: W L Dreamsicles 27 1 Candy Apples 17 11 Cake Pops 17 11 Sugar Daddys 12 16 Corn Dogs 11 17 High scores: Team series: Dreamsi...

 

The Village Holds a Special Birthday Party

A special birthday party to honor two residents who are currently turning 101 and 103 years old this month was held on Friday, March 15th, at The Village of Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. This special...

 

Nason Health Professional Selected for Medicine Board

Christine L. Panaro, PA-C, director of Conemaugh Nason Medical Center's Occupational Health Department, has been appointed as the physician assistant board representative to the American College of...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The two facing pages in the Ideals magazine lying beside me are black, but offsetting the darkness is a bough of tiny green leaves mingling with pink apple blossoms. In a collision of seasons, a light snow clings to the new life. Droplets, like...

 

Claysburg Area Community Theatre Seeks Fresh Ideas, New Members

The Claysburg Area Community Theatre (CACT) is entering its 40th season of presenting quality theatrical productions. As the organization embarks on this anniversary season, it is looking for new ideas, fresh thoughts and enthusiastic new members....

 

Claysburg Hall Ceremony Set

The annual induction ceremony into the Claysburg Area Hall of Fame will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium. The sixth class of inductees will be Claysburg Pizza, General Refractories Co., Walter...

 

Lines By Lee

I have had the privilege of being in over 40 states and eight countries. I have seen amazing cities and beautiful rural landscapes. The mountains and the beach are attractive to me. Getting away is...

 

Thought for the Week

Christians and the Church should expect trouble, opposition and even persecution from the world around them. But nobody ever hopes trouble will come from within the Church. Jesus, in His...

 

Duck Dynasty Couple to Speak at Ladies Encounter Spring Event

The Ladies Encounter will sponsor three events with Alan and Lisa Robertson of the former TV show "Duck Dynasty" on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona....

 

Ten Years of Free Church Meals

St. John's United Church of Christ, Martinsburg, celebrated 10 years of providing free meals on the third Thursday of each month on March 21. The church celebrated the anniversary by having a fried...

 

Writers Group to Meet April 4

The monthly meeting of The Inkwell will be held on Thursday, April 4, at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewery, 165 Patchway Road in Duncansville, beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. Guest author R.J. Henry’s presentation, “A Long Day’s Journey into...

 

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