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The Herald Announces Special Election Section on May 16

The Morrisons Cove Herald will be publishing a special guide to the 2019 Primary Election in the May 16 edition. The guide will include information about the candidates for local offices. In addition to candidates, there are other matters of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 4, 2019

Roaring Spring Library Looking at Options for its Future

According to a 2016 Institute of Museum and Library Services report, there are 9,057 public libraries in the United States, making up approximately 7.4 percent of the more than 120,000 libraries... Full story

 

False Prophets

He was a physician though he may not have had a medical degree, and yet that didn't matter to the people of France during a time of plague. Using a combination of common-sense hygiene and dietary supp...

 

PennDOT Says More Money is Available for Roadwork

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has committed $500.7 million in liquid fuels payments to help certified municipalities maintain their roads and bridges. "Pennsylvania has the f...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers By Maxwell King Many have enjoyed watching Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood as children or with their children. For regular viewers, this friendly, gentle...

 

Other Voices

I am writing this to ask how come after almost two years and 25 million dollars of taxpayer money being spent, the Democrats are not willing to just set back and accept the Mueller report? I would like to point out that back in the 90s we had a...

 

Guest Commentary

By AMY GORSUCH Williamsburg Recently, it has been made public that the Brumbaugh family of Royer has been in the center of a parking issue with the Royer Mansion. It has been known and stated by several community members that the current tenants of...

 

Other Voices

You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring. They’re your township supervisors and staff, and while you may not know them personally, these public servants...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Once re-election time arrives, voters always sport questions for those running. The question for many seeking a post as county commissioner relates to the reassessment debacle. While both of our other commissioners, Terry Tomassetti an...

 

RUTH ANNA YOUNG

Ruth Anna Young, 95, of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019, at Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home. Friends will be received from 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral today, Thursday, April 4, at Carlisle... Full story

 

CLAY E. HULL

Clay E, Hull, 94, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in New Enterprise. He died peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family on the farm where he was born. A service to celebrate... Full story

 

ROBERT W. 'BEANIE' WAGNER

Robert W. "Beanie" Wagner, 85, of Martinsburg RR, passed away early Saturday morning, March 30, 2019, at his home, after a long illness of dementia and diabetes. A funeral was held on Tuesday, April... Full story

 

VIRGINIA M. DROBNOEK

Virginia M. Drobnoek, 90, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, March 26, 2019, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at St. Joseph... Full story

 

JACOB CURTIS 'JAKE' GRUBB JR.

Jacob Curtis "Jake" Grubb Jr., 84, of New Enterprise, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019, at his home following an extended illness. A memorial service with military honors will be... Full story

 

JOHN ROBERT CLAPPER

John Robert Clapper, 64, of New Enterprise, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral was held on Saturday, March 30, in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home Inc., www.akersfuneralhome.com, Everett. Pastor Paul Snyder officiated.... Full story

 

DEATH NOTICE

Sandra J. Brumbaugh, 63, of Roaring Spring RR, passed away early Monday morning, April 1, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following a courageous battle with cancer. Friends will be received from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral on Friday, April 5, at John K.... Full story

 

Candidates Asked to Submit Answers for May 16 Election Section

The Morrisons Cove Herald will be publishing information about candidates appearing on the May 21 Primary Election in the May 16 edition of the Herald. Any candidate for a Cove-area office is asked to send answers to the following questions to the He...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 4, 2019

Blair Commissioner Erb Seeking Second Term; Broadband Service is Goal

Editor's Note: Over the next few weeks, the Herald is publishing a series of articles regarding candidates for office who will appear on the May 21 primary election ballot. These articles are...

 
 By BRUCE ERB    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Opinion

When Blair County Commissioner Terry Tomassetti advocated for the establishment of a Home Rule Study for Blair County in the fall of 2018, I publicly stated that I wanted to take the time to study the issue and gather information before offering an...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 2, 2009 About 100 management and staff workers at Appleton’s Roaring Spring pulp and paper mill will be required to take two weeks of unpaid leave, according to the company. “Salaried employees will be required to take two weeks...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of March 31, 1994 The Williamsburg Community School District has reached agreement with its teachers on a new employment contract, which will go into effect when school starts next fall. The two-year contract will provide each of the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 3, 1969 Decline of the moral fiber of people has caused the increase in crime in recent years, according to Gordon Stroup, district attorney of Bedford County. Speaking before the Cove Lions Club at its Farmer’s Night meeting,...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 6, 1944 Fire threatened the section of North Market street near the Square Saturday when a blaze was discovered in the former REA building just in time to prevent a big conflagration. It was said that fifteen minutes more of a start...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 4 1919 A union service of all denominations of Martinsburg and vicinity will be held in St. John’s Reformed church on Sunday evening at 8 o’clock. The service is in behalf of the Americans, who suffered so many atrocities...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of March 29, 1894 The Cove area was hit by a severe late March snowstorm, causing damage to the fruit crops that were beginning to blossom. The snow, accompanied by extreme cold temperatures, was reported to have covered the entire country...

 

Damage at Iron Masters Country Club

Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford, are investigating the damage that occurred on the ninth hole at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring RR. Police say that between the hours of 9 p.m. March 29...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 4, 2019

Post-High School Opportunities Focus of CHS Career Expo

A question everyone faces is, "what am I going to do after high school?" For a lot of kids, the prospect of leaving the familiarity of the school halls and venturing out into the world for the next...

 

Dragon Pride Foundation Honors Teachers, Staff April 11

The Dragon Pride Foundation's annual Celebration of Excellence, scheduled for Thursday, April 11, at Central High School, Martinsburg, will honor two district employees, and one volunteer who are...

 

Spring Cove to Honor Teacher DeStefano

The Spring Cove School District will honor former district educator Michael X. DeStefano (1928-2015) by placing his name on the Leon E. Kensinger Memorial. The public is invited to the memorial...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    April 4, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

This Saturday (April 6) is the local one-day mentored youth trout fishing day. I am not generally a fan of mentored youth days because unscrupulous adults have been known to take advantage of these...

 

YMCA State Finals

These four young men from the Blair Regional YMCA, Hollidaysburg, swam at Penn State University on March 22, 23 and 24. They participated in the YMCA Pennsylvania State finals. These swimmers are...

 

Lady Dragons Split Road Trip

The Central Lady Dragon softball team opened the 2019 season with a pair of long Mountain League road trips last week. After defeating Penns Valley, the Dragons fell short against Bald Eagle Area. CHS 7, Penns Valley 6 Central jumped ahead against...

 

C-K Softballers Start Year 2-1

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School softball team began defense of its District 6 Class 1A title with a 14-3, six-inning victory over visiting Bellwood-Antis on March 27. C-K jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings before B-A closed the gap to one....

 

Back-to-Back Victories for WHS

The Williamsburg High School softball team jumped out to a 5-0 lead at Bellwood-Antis on March 26 and hung on for a 6-4 victory. The Lady Pirates scored twice in each of the first two innings and added a single run in the third. They added their...

 

NB Girls Top Forbes Road

The Northern Bedford High School softball team opened its season on March 28 with a 14-4 thrashing of visiting Forbes Road. The game was called in the sixth inning because of the mercy rule. Leading 2-1, the Lady Panthers scored eight runs in the...

 

Central Track and Field Teams Perform Well at Huntingdon

The Central boys' track and field team opened its season on March 26 at Huntingdon. The Dragons fell short against both Huntingdon (83-67) and Philipsburg-Osceola (88-61). Senior WT Davis paced the...

 

Dragons Win 2 on Diamond

The Central Dragon baseball team played three home Mountain League games on consecutive nights last week, winning the first two before dropping the third. The Dragons defeated Penns Valley and Huntingdon but came up short against Bald Eagle Area. CHS...

 

C-K Defeats West Branch in 5

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School baseball team opened its 2018 campaign on March 26 with a 10-0, five-inning victory over visiting West Branch. The Bulldogs scored four runs in each of the first two innings then closed the game with two in the bottom...

 

Blue Pirates Looking for First Win

The Williamsburg High School baseball team opened its season on March 26 with a 14-1 defeat at Bellwood-Antis. The game was called after 4-1/2 innings because of the mercy rule. B-A led 4-1 before scoring four runs in the third and six in the...

 

Panthers Rough Up F-M

The Northern Bedford High School baseball team opened its 2019 season on March 28 with a 10-1 setback to visiting Forbes Road. Forbes Road scored twice in the first, second and fourth innings and tacked on three runs in the fifth to grab a 9-0 lead....

 

Dragons Come Up Short in V-ball Opener

The Central Dragon volleyball team opened its season on March 28 by hosting Forest Hills. The Dragons came up short 20-15, 25-13, 25-21, 25-15. Devin Clapper paced the team with 11 service points and added five kills. Sam Moyer also recorded 11...

 

CHS Senior Qualifies for All-State Band

Katie Ponder, a senior at Central High School, Martinsburg, will make her first appearance at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's All-State Concert Band concert on Saturday, April 6, in...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Spring took me by the throat on the last Saturday in March. I’ve heard of spring fever, but this was even more violent. The outdoors was invitingly warm with sunshine, but I had to endure my weekly cleaning first. Subdued and songless, I hurried to...

 

Guest Readers at Martinsburg Elementary School

Guest readers were invited to read to each class a book or books of their choice during Read Across America Week held in March at Martinsburg Elementary School. Above, guest reader Michele Beach...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Shout! For the Lord has given you the city! The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she...

 

Thought for the Week

Something even more important than wise men with broad understanding is required of a council. Certainly prayer is imperative. But there must be a focus on Jesus and the Scripture. I would call these...

 

Hammel to Lead Raven Run Revival

Raven Run Church of the Brethren, Saxton, will hold its spring revival with former Pastor Daniel Hammel Sunday through Wednesday, April 7-10. Services will be held at 10:25 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. On Sunday morning, Pastor...

 

MC Baptist Church to Host Revival

Pastor Aaron Musselman and the congregation of Morrison Cove Baptist Church has invited the public to join them as they hold revival meetings Sunday through Friday, April 7-12. Evangelist Leon Foote will be the guest speaker. Special music will be...

 

Martinsburg Book Sale Nets $530 for Library

The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library met on Tuesday March 19, at the library. The February book sale netted approximately $530. The next book sale will be held at the end of July or the beginning of August. There is a penny jar and a...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 4, 2019

Hundreds Flock to Grace Pointe to Celebrate 89 Years

Inspirational music, thunderous ovations and a dash of humor – all three were remotely present during last Sunday's 89th Homecoming Celebration for the Grace Pointe Community Church of God,...

 

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