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 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 18, 2019

Blair County Resident Opinions Mixed on Legalizing Marijuana

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has been travelling across the state asking for the public's feedback on the legalization of recreational marijuana. Fetterman plans to visit all 67 counties in the commonwealth during a listening tour that began...

 

Volunteers Repair Bleachers At Little League Fields

Volunteers from the Carpenters Union Local 423 recently assisted coaches and board members from the Spring Cove Youth Baseball League to ready the fields at both Roaring Spring and Martinsburg....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 18, 2019

Saturday Fire Destroys Freedom Township Home

Fire ripped through a double-wide trailer in East Freedom on Saturday morning, April 13, chasing the occupants out of bed before completely consuming the interior. A passerby noticed smoke coming...

 

Morrisons Cove-Area Churches Announce Easter Services

Churches in the Morrisons Cove area have announced Easter services scheduled for today, April 18, through Sunday, April 21. The following services were provided to the Herald. All services will be open to the public. Martinsburg Homewood at... Full story

 

VERONA M. DILLING

Verona M. "Roni" (Chamberlin) Dilling, 90, of rural Hollidaysburg, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2019, at her residence. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m.... Full story

 

STANLEY R. BRUMBAUGH

Stanley R. Brumbaugh, 80, of Saxton, died on Monday morning, April 15, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following a brief illness. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, April 18, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc.,... Full story

 

GEORGE W. NEAD

George W. Nead, 79, of Roaring Spring, loving husband of 31 years to Dorothy, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, surrounded by his children at home. Per George's request, there will... Full story

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 18, 2019

South Woodbury Twp. to Replace 2 Bridges

The Board of Supervisors of South Woodbury Township met Tuesday, April 2, at the township building. Bids were opened for road projects, which include seal coating. Two bids were received: one from New...

 

Voters to Meet Candidates at Altoona Hotel

The Central Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women will host “Cookies and Coffee with the Candidates” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at the Altoona Grand Hotel This will be an opportunity for the Republican voters of Blair County to meet...

 

Herald Print Subscribers Get Free Access to Online Edition

The Herald is reminding readers that it now publishes an online version. The online version of the Herald is free to all those who purchase print subscriptions. Those who live outside the Cove community and who have experienced mail delays may now... Full story

 

BPW Club Holds Business Expo

The Martinsburg Business and Professional Women's Club sponsored a Women's Business Expo on Saturday, March 30, at Homewood at Martinsburg's Givler Cultural Center. About 200 visitors attended the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 18, 2019

Roaring Spring Council Notifies Library of Yearly Lease Termination

The Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, April 8, in the borough building. Representatives from the Roaring Spring Community Library informed council that they have received the certified letter sent...

 

Lamb Chops Elect Officers

The Blair County 4-H Lamb Chops recently elected officers for their 2019 year. The newly elected officers are (from left): Front row" Anna Longenecker, secretary; Lynnae Dibert, historian; and Ean...

 

Engineering Class Presents Project to N. Bedford School Board

The Northern Bedford County School District Board met Tuesday, April 9, for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. First to speak at the board meeting was Erik Whisker of Everett. Whisker is seeking support for his election bid for the office of...

 

Municipal

Harassment State Police, Bedford, have charged Justin Cunningham, 31, of Martinsburg, with harassment following an incident along Pulpit Road, Woodbury Township. On April 9, police were called to the home of a 63-year-old man for a report of...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

For most, a health resort should be one of the safest, most relaxing places to stay. The charismatic director of Tranquillum House seems to have all the answers. Her near-death experience provided...

 
 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Society and Politics in Wayne's World

Comrade Bernie Sanders is now advocating for giving convicted felons the right to vote even if they have to do it from their prison cell. Comrade Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts, introduced a...

 
 By Dave Potchak    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Po's Peek at the Past

Editor's Note: In the April 11 issue, the Herald incorrectly ran Dave Potchak's column that initially appeared on March 14. Below is the column that should have appeared last week. The Herald...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 16, 2009 The new Spring Cove Elementary School is on schedule, according to Rodney Green, district superintendent. Some areas of the new building along Route 164 just east on Roaring Spring are ahead of schedule. The “substantial...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 14, 1994 David O. and Terella Sue Rice of Clover Creek were named the Outstanding Cooperator of 1994-95 by Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association. The Rices were selected for the honor from 16 dairy farmers,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 17, 1969 Blair County Commissioners have agreed to advance $100,000, as tax money become available, for construction of a new taxiway at the Blair County Airport, Martinsburg. The agreement for the construction calls for the Federal...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 20, 1944 The fate of Joseph Schworm, 82-year-old farmer of Stark County, Ohio, accused of shooting to death on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 19, his daughter-in-law, the former Betty Ake of Martinsburg, is now in the hand of Judge...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 18 1919 Private Homer N. Ake who has been honorably discharged from oversea service in the 37th Division, Company B, 136th Machine Gun Battalion will give an address in the Lutheran church on Sunday evening at 7:30 o’clock. Mr. Ake...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 12, 1894 William Dodson and Emmanuel Smith, both from the East Freedom area, began arguing over religious issues after attending revival services near Altoona. During the argument, Mr. Smith drew a large caliber revolver and shot Mr....

 

The Word from Harrisburg

Think for a moment about taking a leisurely walk in a park with a child or grandchild and you pass through a cloud of smoke made by a group of people sitting on a bench smoking marijuana. You then witness these same individuals get into a vehicle...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Congratulations to Rick Boston, George Berkheimer and the Morrisons Cove Herald for winning awards in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. We are fortunate to have a local paper that is so newsworthy and has such excellent...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 18, 2019

Blair County Coroner Candidates Debate Duties, Efficiency of Office

The Republican candidates for the Office of Blair County Coroner squared off in a debate on Tuesday evening, April 9, in the ballroom at the Altoona Grand Hotel. Incumbent Patricia Ross, who has held...

 
 By ROBIN DODSON    News    April 18, 2019

Taylor Township Supervisors Review Multiple Speed Limit Requests

Lead Taylor Township road worker Tim Laird told the supervisors on April 1 that the North Woodbury police have asked why there are no speed limit signs on Frederick Road. The residents and businesses are concerned with the speed of traffic on 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... Full story

 

Local Candidates Asked to Submit Answers

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... Full story

 

Rotary Club Holds Four-Way Speech Contest

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has announced the winners of their 2019 Four-Way Test Speech Contest held on Thursday, March 21 at Northern Bedford High School. Six contestants representing Central...

 

Pa. Milk Board to Hold Hearing

The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board will hold a public hearing on May 1, 2019, to consider an amendment to the board’s regulations that would require cooperatives to provide a line item on member statements showing the amount of the over-order...

 

Bulldogs Win 2 of 3; Now 5-4

The Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs’ baseball team improved to 5-4 overall with two wins during the past week. So. Hunt. 4, C-K 3 Host Southern Huntingdon rallied from a 3-0 deficit to edge C-K 4-3 on April 8. The Bulldogs took a 3-0 lead in the second,...

 

Blue Pirates Drop 3 on Diamond

The Williamsburg Blue Pirates’ baseball team fell to 0-9 following three losses during the past week. Mount Union 24, WHS 5 Visiting Mount Union scored in all five innings during its 24-5 victory over the Blue Pirates on April 9. The Trojans...

 

Black Panthers Rally Past Titans

The Northern Bedford Panthers’ baseball team improved to 4-3 overall with a 7-6 victory against visiting Tussey Mountain on April 11. In a back-and-forth game, the Panthers squeezed out the victory in eight innings. NB trailed 2-0 and 5-2 and...

 

Lady Panthers Move to 5-1 on Year

The Northern Bedford Lady Panthers’ softball team is 5-1 following a 9-6 home win against Tussey Mountain on April 11. After each team scored three runs in the first inning, NB took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the second. With the score tied at...

 

Another Shutout for Lady Bulldogs

The Claysburg-Kimmel Lady Bulldogs’ softball team improved to 5-1 overall with a victory against visiting Williamsburg on April 11. The Lady Bulldogs extended their shutout streak to four with the win. C-K scored once in the fourth and twice in...

 

CHS Baseball Suffers 'Letdown'

After a tremendous week last week (April 2-7) when the Central Dragons swept five games, Central fell twice in home Mountain League match-ups. The Dragons fell to undefeated Philipsburg-Osceola (4-0)...

 

Centra Softball Team Moves to 5-2

The Central Lady Dragons softball team split a pair of contests last week, both by identical 10-0 scores. After falling to Philipsburg-Osceola on the road, the Dragons rebounded by defeating Everett at home. The team’s record now stands at 5-2 on...

 

Lady Pirates Knock Off Mt. Union

The Williamsburg Lady Pirates’ softball team slipped to 3-2 following two losses in the past week. WHS 10, Mount Union 7 The Lady Pirates traveled to Mount Union on April 9 and returned home with a 10-7 victory, their third in as many games this se...

 

Cental Track and Field Teams Up Against Solid Competition

The Central track and field team won one of its four matches last week. On April 9, the team split with Penns Valley and Clearfield. The Dragons defeated PV 85-64 but fell to Clearfield 106-44. On...

 

NB Track Boys Win 2, NB Girls 1

Northern Bedford’s boys’ track and field squad won two meets in a home double dual on April 9. The Panthers won convincingly over West Branch by a 98-48 score and Fannett-Metal by a 115-30 count. Cadin Ebersole and Ian Zimmerman were triple...

 

CHS Spikers Fall to BG

The Central Dragon volleyball team fell to visiting Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School on April 11. BG prevailed in straight sets by scores of 25-19, 25-11, 25-18. The Dragons saw their record fall to 0-4 on the season. Zack Gahagan paced the...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

When I was on the "Disabled List" for a number of weeks during March and early April, I did lots of reading. One of the books I re-read was Gene Nunnery's "The Old Pro Turkey Hunter." I'd read it 35...

 

KEGLER'S CORNER

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies’ League standings for the week of March 26 are: W L Dreamsicles 40 4 Cake Pops 29 15 Candy Apples 28 16 Corn Dogs 18 26 Sugar Daddys 17 27 High scores: Team series: Dreamsicles 1043 Team single: Dreamsicles 367 Indiv....

 

Meck Named Coach of NB Boys' B-ball

Northern Bedford’s school board on April 9 hired Randy Meck, on a unanimous vote, to become the new boys ‘varsity basketball coach for the Panthers starting with the 2019-20 season. Meck has 14 years head coaching experience, most notably at...

 

Central Band Performs at Magic Kingdom

Central High School's marching band traveled to Walt Disney World in Orlando April 4-8. The band visited Epcot, The Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. On Saturday, April 6, the marching band got to...

 

Primary Voter Registration Deadline is Monday, April 22

With the deadline to register to vote for the May 21 municipal primary fast approaching on April 22, Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar is reminding Pennsylvanians the Online Voter Registration (OVR) is the quickest and easiest way to...

 

All-State Band

Central High School senior Katie Ponder played the clarinet in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's All-State Concert Band concert on April 6 in Pittsburgh. Ponder is the daughter of Jim...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

A little couplet by William Cowper says that "Spring hangs her infant blossoms on the trees, Rocked in the cradle of the western breeze." Besides rocking baby buds, Old Mother West Wind touches me...

 

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