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 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 11, 2019

Blair County DUI Task Force Targeting 'High Offense' Areas

The Blair County DUI Task Force was formed to keep the streets safe from impaired driving. Comprised of state and local law enforcement, the task force identifies and targets areas that have a high...

 

Herald Wins Three Awards in Statewide News Media Contest

A Herald reporter and a Herald correspondent have won awards in the statewide 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Herald Staff Writer Rick Boston won Honorable Mentions for his photo, "In the Arm... Full story

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Friday, April 26, 2019. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase...

 

Office to Close Early Good Friday

The office of the Morrisons Cove Herald will close at noon Good Friday, April 19, to allow employees to spend the Easter Season with family and friends. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 22....

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 11, 2019

Three Face Charges After Child Found Walking Streets

Three people are facing charges of child endangerment after police say a 3-year-old boy was found alone, walking the streets of Roaring Spring. According to the charges filed by Roaring Spring police, a man discovered the child walking by Greenlawn...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 11, 2019

A Mother's Grief: Claysburg Woman Loses Two Daughters to Addiction

Editor's Note: "A Mother's Grief," written by Herald Staff Writer Rick Boston, won Honorable Mention in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Peggy Miller of Claysburg exists in two places....

 

Competing Currents Are Altering the Course of Education in the Cove

Editor's Note: "The Changing Cove" series, written by Herald Correspondent George Berkheimer, won second place in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Since the introduction of the federal No...

 

Tech Brings New Benefits and New Challenges to Cove Farming

Editor's Note: "The Changing Cove" series, written by Herald Correspondent George Berkheimer, won second place in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Much of the land area in Morrisons Cove...

 

Multiple Factors Influence Crime and Law Enforcement Changes

Editor's Note: "The Changing Cove" series, written by Herald Correspondent George Berkheimer, won second place in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Snapshots of years past from the Herald's...

 

J. EDWARD 'ED' BIDDLE

J. Edward "Ed" Biddle, 84, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with his Lord and daughter Sharon on Tuesday evening, April 2, 2019, at his home, after a lengthy struggle with his health. A funeral... Full story

 

LEAH FAITH LASHINSKY-WIBLE

Leah Faith Lashinsky-Wible, 80, of Everett, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. A funeral was held on Tuesday, April 9, at the Everett United Methodist Church. Pastor... Full story

 

WILLIAM A. REPLOGLE

William A. Replogle, 89, of Dillsburg, York County, and formerly of Grantham, Cumberland County, passed peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the West Shore Hospital surrounded by family. A... Full story

 

MAXINE WINIFRED FELTON

Maxine Winifred Felton, 99, long-time resident of Breezewood, died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Homewood Retirement Center, Martinsburg. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held... Full story

 

SANDRA J. BRUMBAUGH

Sandra J. Brumbaugh, 63, of rural Roaring Spring, passed away early Monday morning, April 1, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following a courageous battle with cancer. A funeral was held on Friday, April 5,... Full story

 

Homewood Auction April 27

Homewood at Martinsburg’s Auxiliary will host its 11th annual Silent Auction from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in Homewood’s Givler Cultural Center. The winning bids will be determined at 4 p.m. on Saturday. The public is invited to...

 

JAMES F. BECKER

James F. Becker, 60, of rural Williamsburg, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, April 7, 2019, at his home. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral today, Thursday, April... Full story

 

MARLENE J. NOFSKER

Marlene J. Nofsker, 84, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, died on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at The Village. At the request of the deceased, services... Full story

 

WW II Exhibit to Make Stop at RR Museum

For six weeks beginning Memorial Day Weekend, visitors to Blair County in central Pennsylvania will be able to see a special traveling exhibition coinciding with the 75th anniversary of D-Day – a...

 

ROBERT CLAIR KOONTZ

Robert Clair Koontz, 89, of rural New Enterprise, died on Monday, April 1, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral was held on Saturday, April 6, at Koontz Church of the Brethren, Loysburg. Interment was held at Koontz Church of the Brethren Cemetery.... Full story

 

Books to Borrow: Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

In the book "We Don't Eat Our Classmates," there is a little T-Rex named Penelope Rex. She is nervous to start school. She was thinking about what her classmates were going to be like and she wondered how many teeth they'd have. Penelope's mom...

 
 By Dave Potchak    Opinion    April 11, 2019

Po's Peek at the Past

Most of us who were fortunate enough to have both parents present while growing up, probably remember Dad more so than Mom as the chief disciplinarian in the family. Not always so in the Potchak...

 

Guest Commentary

Dear Readers, I would like to thank the members of the community who have supported the Royer Mansion site. Without the community’s support Royer Mansion would not exist today. I would like to personally thank our site managers for leading the... Full story

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 5, 1894 William Butler of West Martinsburg was fatally wounded when he was shot in the head by Frank Kyler of Roaring Spring. The shooting took place about midnight Friday night at the Clover Creek residence of Adam Acker, whose...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 11, 1919 Homer N. Ake, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ake, who reside north of Martinsburg, arrived home Saturday night from over sea service. He is the first young man from here to arrive home, who passed through the hard service...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 13, 1944 The annual spring meeting of the directors of the Memorial Park association was held on Wednesday evening of this week, and the main feature of the meeting was planning for a big celebration to be held July 28 and 29, in...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 10, 1969 Martinsburg Borough Council has authorized the Borough Planning Commission to prepare a 10-year program for improvement of streets. The action was taken by Council Monday night after such a street survey was proposed by John...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 7, 1994 Peter Metzgar, the son of Michael and Patti Metzgar of Roaring Spring, received the Eagle Scout Award during a Court of Honor on March 20 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring. The Central High School senior...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 11, 2019

'Restore Pennsylvania' Initiative Aims to Update Infrastructure

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has said the state is "falling behind" on keeping up with the rest of the country when it comes to maintaining its infrastructure. From aging transit systems, crumbling...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 9, 2009 Nine fire companies helped extinguish a barn engulfed in flames at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, along Route 26 near Cottle’s Corner in Hopewell Township. According to Starla, wife of Kenneth Martin, the 70 by 55-feet barn...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    April 11, 2019

Spring Cove District Seeks Relief from Cyber School Costs

Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced to the Spring Cove School Board at the April 8 Committee of the Whole meeting that she will be adding a resolution supporting Pennsylvania Senate Bill 34 and House Bill 526 to next week’s school board...

 
 By Michael Sell    News    April 11, 2019

Greenfield Twp. Sets Cleanup 4/27

Greenfield Township has scheduled a spring community cleanup day for township residents on Saturday, April 27. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the township’s garage at 477 Ski Gap Road, Claysburg. Collected items will include bul... Full story

 

Bulldogs Rally Past JV in Classic

The Claysburg-Kimmel baseball team improved to 3-3 overall after splitting four games during the past week. C-K 15, Portage 5 The Bulldogs scored five runs in the first and sixth innings and ripped 17 base hits en route to a 15-5, six-inning victory... Full story

 

Dragons Dominate Curve Classic

It's hard enough to play five games in six days – let alone win them all. But that's exactly what the 7-1 Central Dragon team did this week. After dispatching Bellefonte in five innings and...

 

Seventh-Inning Hit Rallies NBC Past Fulton

The Northern Bedford baseball team slipped to 2-4 following a week in which it won one of its four games. Windber 12, NB 6 Windber broke a 6-6 tie with a six-run sixth inning en route to a 12-6 victory at Northern Bedford on April 1. The Panthers...

 

Blue Pirates Drop Games to Juniata Valley, Glendale

The Williamsburg High School baseball team dropped three games in consecutive days to slip to 0-6 on the season. JV 23, WHS 6 Visiting Juniata Valley scored 13 runs in the seventh inning en route to a 23-6 victory against WHS on April 2. The Blue...

 

Central Spikers Fall to 0-3

The Central Dragon boys’ volleyball team dropped a pair of three-set matches last week. Central lost April 2 at DuBois and on April 3 at home to West Shamokin. Central’s record fell to 0-3 with the losses. DuBois 3, CHS 0 On the road April 1,...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    April 11, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Trout season opens in the Cove this Saturday (April 13). Many thousands of anglers will hit the water in the Cove and elsewhere, and they will employ many different strategies as they try to catch a few trout. Take Jake and Max, for instance. Last...

 

Lady Bulldogs Run Shutout Streak to 3

The Claysburg-Kimmel softball team recorded back-to-back shutouts this past week while raising its overall record to 4-1. C-K 13, Mo Valley 0 (5) The Lady Bulldogs ripped 17 base hits en route to a 13-0, five-inning victory at Moshannon Valley on...

 

'Great Week' for Central High Softballers

It was a perfect 3-for-3 week for the Central Lady Dragon softball team as they improved its record to 4-1 on the season. CHS 6, Bellefonte 5 On April 1, the Dragons battled Bellefonte at home, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh...

 

Lady Panthers Win 3, Improve Mark to 4-1

The Northern Bedford softball team won three of its four games during the past week, raising its overall record to 4-1. NB 7, Windber 5 Host Northern Bedford rallied from a 5-3 deficit with four runs in the sixth inning to defeat Windber 7-5 on... Full story

 

Multiple Winners Lift CHS Track, Field Teams

The Central Dragon boys’ track and field team registered its first win of the season on April 2, nosing out Mountain League opponent Bald Eagle Area 76-74. The homestanding Dragons were led by WT Davis and Colby Liebal. Davis took gold in the 1600...

 

NBC Track and Field Teams Off to a Running Start in 2019

Northern Bedford’s boys’ track team, sparked by triple winners Cadin Ebersole and Ian Zimmerman, defeated McConnellsburg 105-44 and dropped a close 76-74 decision to Mercersburg Academy on April 2. Ebersole won the 100 (11.6), 200 (23.9), and...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The wheels on the van were going round and round on the turnpike one day years ago. The mists of time have hidden the exact date from my memory. I’m not even sure why we were in Lancaster County, but we were on our way home. As the miles grew...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Sports    April 11, 2019

Fishing Season to Begin April 6

With the regular opening day for trout at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, I sought out the help of an expert, Corey Brown of Martinsburg. Brown said if you want to start fishing but do not know a lot...

 

Lines By Lee

I love it when a plan comes together. Things working out as they are supposed to is always preferred. God is the master planner. As Easter approaches I am reminded of Christmas and the genealogy...

 

Thought for the Week

Although there was much "argument" at the beginning of the Council, by the time these four witnesses (Peter, Barnabas, Paul and James) gave their testimony, the Council was quiet. Likely each side...

 

St. John's to Portray Last Supper

St. John's Reformed Church of Loysburg will present a live dramatization of The Last Supper during a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. April 18. Pastor David M. Meckley will direct the performance and has invited the public to attend. Thirteen men...

 

The Hoppers to Perform at Homewood

Homewood at Martinsburg will host The Hoppers at noon on Saturday, April 20, at the Givler Cultural Center. The Hoppers are a multi-award winning family group that has been singing to global audiences for more than 60 years with appearances ranging... Full story

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 11, 2019

No Bids for Route 866 Project Equal Good News for Williamsburg Borough

During the Williamsburg Borough Council meeting on April 1, bids for the state Route 866 project were to be opened. However, no bids were sent in. This, according to Stiffler-McGraw engineer John Clabaugh, was a good thing because PennDOT took a...

 

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