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  • Blair County Resident Opinions Mixed on Legalizing Marijuana

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Apr 18, 2019

    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 earlier this year, and on Sunday afternoon, April 14, he made Blair County the 38th stop on his tour, giving local residents an opportunity to voice their support or opposition to make recreational use of marijuana legal. About 80 people came to the AFCME Chapter 89 building in Duncansville,to...

  • Volunteers Repair Bleachers At Little League Fields

    Apr 18, 2019

    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. Bleachers were repaired, decking was added, and general spring cleanup is readying the field. Opening day for the league is Saturday, April 27....

  • Saturday Fire Destroys Freedom Township Home

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Apr 18, 2019

    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 from the back of the property of Ronald Mellott and his wife Angie and called 9-1-1. Freedom Township Fire Chief Ron Henry, who had been at the station since 8 a.m., was preparing for the next day's ham potpie fundraising dinner when a call came in at approximately 11 a.m. for a shed on fire behind 526...

  • Morrisons Cove-Area Churches Announce Easter Services

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 Martinsburg will host a Maundy Thursday service at 2 p.m. today, April 18, at the Bice Memorial Chapel and Givler Cultural Center. The chapel will hold a service at 2 p.m. Good Friday and a service at 8 a.m. on Easter. The Martinsburg Area Association of Churches will again gather at St. Matthew Lutheran... Full story


    Apr 18, 2019

    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. today, Thursday, April 18, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., www.bolgerfuneralhome.com, Martinsburg, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral on Friday, April 19, at Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church. Pastor Sean McGill will officiate. Interment will be held at Brumbaugh Cemetery, rural Martinsburg. Verona... Full story


    Apr 18, 2019

    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., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring, where a funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 19. Pastor Earl Herr will officiate. Interment with military honors will be made in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. Stanley was born on April 25, 1938, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Ralph W. and Vera M. (McIntyre)... Full story


    Apr 18, 2019

    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 be no viewing or services, and his wishes were to be cremated. George was born on April 18, 1939, in Williamsburg, son of the late Wilbert A. and Jessie Marie (Stevens) Nead. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; children: Pam Hinterberger (Don Ott) of Duncansville, George Nead Jr. of Altoona, Karen... Full story

  • Voters to Meet Candidates at Altoona Hotel

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 and hear from local Republican candidates before the May 21 primary. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Vicky Collins at (814) 931-4194 or cpcrwmail@gmail.com....

  • South Woodbury Twp. to Replace 2 Bridges

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Apr 18, 2019

    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 Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc, for $149,222 and one from Grannis Brothers for $159,764. The project was awarded to New Enterprise Stone & Lime. There is some road work that was extended from last year until July of this year due to the weather. NES&L must be completed by July 1 or a fine will be...

  • Herald Print Subscribers Get Free Access to Online Edition

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 switch to an online-only subscription. The content of the Herald is uploaded every Thursday around noon so online-only subscribers will not experience mail delays. The Herald website is designed to be viewed on computer screens, tablets and smartphone screens. Adding online subscription to existing... Full story

  • BPW Club Holds Business Expo

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 event which was sponsored by Hometown Bank. Pictured above is one of the exhibitors, Victoria Cooper of Little Rock Natural Remedies in Roaring Spring. Twenty female-owned businesses, predominately from the Morrisons Cove area, showcased their businesses by exhibiting, selling their products or giving...

  • 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 by Borough Solicitor Larry Lashinsky informing them that when the current lease between the borough and the library for the use of the Eldon Inn expires on July 1, council will not be renewing it on a yearly basis. However, council has agreed to renew the lease on a monthly basis while library...

  • Lamb Chops Elect Officers

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 Snowberger, pledge leader. Back row: Tori Longenecker, vice president; Garrison Dibert, president; Katheryn Longenecker, treasurer; and Rylee Stultz, game leader....

  • Engineering Class Presents Project to N. Bedford School Board

    CHRISTIE SWEIGART, Correspondent|Apr 18, 2019

    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 Bedford County sheriff. Whisker addressed the board, stating his desire to show his support of local schools. He expressed a desire to work more closely with local schools once elected. Whisker expressed his desire to promote more community involvement from the sheriff’s office, including regular s...

  • Municipal

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 Cunningham yelling and threatening him. Single-Vehicle Crash One person was taken to UPMC Altoona for treatment of injuries suffered in a crash along Piney Creek Road, Woodbury Township, Blair County, on April 1. State Police, Hollidaysburg, said Jody A. Kensinger, 49, of Williamsburg, was traveling on...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 her with a fresh start and a new outlook on life, one that she wants to share with everyone who can stand to better their lives. And, she'll do whatever it takes to help them. She transformed herself and her main goal is to implement the perfect quick way to totally transform her guests so that the...

  • Society and Politics in Wayne's World

    Wayne Bush, Correspondent|Apr 18, 2019

    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 U.S. House bill that would amend the constitution to lower the voting age from 18 to 16. Comrade Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is all for it. So are over half of their comrade Democrats in the House and one Republican. The final vote was 125 Dems for and 108 against; 197 Repubs against and one lone...

  • Po's Peek at the Past

    Dave Potchak, Correspondent|Apr 18, 2019

    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 apologizes for its error. 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 household –if Dad was working second or third shift, Mom was fully capable of h...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 completion” date for the 18-month construction project is June 26 and the “final completion” is at end of July. The building construction cost is $14,811,856. Adding the more than $1 million design fee, cost of permits, financing and legal fees, the total project cost is $18,198.902. Most of the wal...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Apr 18, 2019

    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, mostly couples, who were selected as this year’s “Young Cooperatives” from the co-op’s membership of 1,300 members Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Rice operate a 126-acre dairy farm with 58 tillable acres. They have 54 head of registered Holsteins and are mil...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 government to pay 50 percent of the total cost of $130,000, and the state and county governments 25 percent each. The county is thus advancing a good portion of the state and Federal commitment in order that the work may proceed promptly. Commissioners expressed reluctance to put up a large amount...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 Frank N. Sweitzer of the Stark county courts. The homicide case came before the judge, the procedure being a hearing to determine if the aged man should be put on probation or whether he should be sentenced on the charge of manslaughter to which charge the man had pleaded guilty. A number of...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 has seen service over a large part of the line, and will tell many interesting things about the actual fighting and battlefield experiences. His address will consist of interesting information as well as entertaining reminiscences of battles through which he has passed. We have been reading the r...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Apr 18, 2019

    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. Dodson, first in the knee and then in the arm. Mr. Smith was also accused of having beaten another man with a club a few days after the shooting. He was then arrested and jailed for arraignment. A late-season snowstorm hit the Cove area on April 11. No total accumulation was reported, but there was...

  • The Word from Harrisburg

    Sen. Judy Ward, Pennsylvania Senator|Apr 18, 2019

    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 and drive away. Do we want this scenario to be the new norm in Pennsylvania? Lt. Governor John Fetterman was in Blair County on Sunday, April 14, on a listening tour regarding the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. I was in attendance and listened to folks expressing support and...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 writers. Margaret Steinfurth Martinsburg Editor’s Note: Rick Boston, Herald staff writer, won two honorable mentions in the statewide contest. One was for a photograph and one was for an article about opioid addiction. Herald Correspondent George Berkheimer won second place for three articles in the H...

  • Blair County Coroner Candidates Debate Duties, Efficiency of Office

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Apr 18, 2019

    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 the top spot in the coroner's office since 1998 and before that served as deputy coroner, and newcomer Erin Myers fielded pre-selected questions from moderator Amanda Kenney of WTAJ. Myers said she is running for coroner because she wants to see changes in the county, saying that the coroner's...

  • Taylor Township Supervisors Review Multiple Speed Limit Requests

    ROBIN DODSON, Correspondent|Apr 18, 2019

    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 road, he said. Laird told the supervisors of the results of a Safe Running Speed Study the township crew did showing that the speed should be reduced to 35 mph and reducing to 25 mph from Nicodemus Street through the farm to State Route 164. With no signage on a roadway, the legal speed in...

  • Herald Announces Special Election Section on May 16

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 Cove-area interest on the May ballot, including alcohol sales questions for Roaring Spring and the Altoona-Blair County Airport. Candidates for local offices are urged to contact the Herald to provide information about themselves and their positions. The Herald will publish basic information about each... Full story

  • Local Candidates Asked to Submit Answers

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 Herald. Responses are due by 5 p.m. Friday, May 3. Any responses received after that date will not be published. Candidate responses will be edited lightly for uniformity and according to space available. Candidates who wish to speak directly to voters without editing are invited to contact the Herald... Full story

  • Rotary Club Holds Four-Way Speech Contest

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 and Northern Bedford High Schools participated. The purpose of the annual Four-Way Test Speech Contest is to foster the principles of ethics in everyday life as well as in business and introduces high school students to Rotary. Each student is asked to write and present a speech no less than five...

  • Pa. Milk Board to Hold Hearing

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 premium being paid. Milk dealers are required to show by line item on monthly statements to independent producers and cooperatives the amount of the board’s over-order premium being paid. Cooperatives do not have a similar requirement regarding payment to their members. More information, including the...

  • Bulldogs Win 2 of 3; Now 5-4

    Apr 18, 2019

    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, thanks in part to a two-RBI hit by Corey Chamberlain. Lucas Mock, Preston Bush and Zach McCarty scored in the inning. Southern Huntingdon scored once in the third and three times in the fifth. Hayden Ickes and Dominic Francona each pitched three innings for the Bulldogs. Francona took the loss. I...

  • Blue Pirates Drop 3 on Diamond

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 scored three in the first, two in the second, seven in the third, five in fourth and seven in the fifth. WHS scored all five of its runs in the third. Josiah Dowey and Lambert Palmer each drove in two runs for the Blue Pirates. Tyrone 11, WHS 1 Host Tyrone outhit Williamsburg 13-2 during its 11-1, f...

  • Black Panthers Rally Past Titans

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 before rallying for a 6-5 lead through six innings. With its backs to the wall, Tussey Mountain answered with a run in the top of the seventh inning. The Panthers then closed out the game in the eighth. Luke Wiedemann doubled twice among his three hits and scored twice for NB. Colby Imler had two base h...

  • Lady Panthers Move to 5-1 on Year

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 4-4, Northern Bedford pushed across five runs in the fifth inning en route to the victory. Madison Johnson and Allie Snider each drove in two runs for the Lady Panthers. Winning pitcher Sarah Heck struck out seven and walked four....

  • Another Shutout for Lady Bulldogs

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 the sixth for their three runs. Harleigh Cavender led C-K with two of the team’s five hits. She also drove in a run and scored once. Jazmin Kennedy and Haileigh Reed each drove in one run. Emily Claar and Megan Hartman also scored once. Winning pitcher Olivia Bushore fanned 11 batters and yielded jus...

  • CHS Baseball Suffers 'Letdown'

    Apr 18, 2019

    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) on April 8 and to 5-3 Clearfield on April 11. Central's record still stands at an impressive 7-3 on the season. P-O 15, CHS 4 The game started well against P-O as the Dragons took a 4-1 lead after two innings, but the Mounties tallied 14 runs from the fourth inning to the sixth to end the game...

  • Centra Softball Team Moves to 5-2

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 the season. P-O 10, CHS 0 Undefeated Philipsburg scored five times in the second frame, added four in the fourth and ended the contest in the fifth due to the 10-run rule. P-O had only four hits in the win but benefitted by nine errors by the Lady Dragons defense. Dylan Claycomb took the loss on the m...

  • Lady Pirates Knock Off Mt. Union

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 season. Leading 5-3 through four innings, Williamsburg extended its advantage to six with a four-run fifth inning. Ahead 9-5, WHS tacked on a single run in the seventh. Mount Union added two runs in the home half of the frame to close out the scoring. Emily Frederick had three hits, including one double...

  • Cental Track and Field Teams Up Against Solid Competition

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 April 11, the Dragons fell to both Everett (83-67) and to Bellwood-Antis (96-55) at home. At Clearfield, Trevor Quarello, Colin Rupert, Colby Liebal and Parker Gregg combined to win the 400-meter relay in 48.48. Rupert also won the javelin with a throw of 118-10. Battling against Bellwood, Josh...

  • NB Track Boys Win 2, NB Girls 1

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 winners for the Panthers. Caleb Diehl and Case Donaldson were individual double winners, while RJ Gates and Ian Sherlock also doubled for the Panthers. Ebersole capture the 100- and 200-meter dashes and anchored the winning 400-meter relay team. Zimmerman won the 800- and 1600-meter runs and anchored the...

  • CHS Spikers Fall to BG

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 Dragons with four kills followed by Jordan Stump with three. Sam Moyer had five service points while Tyler Earnest had four and teammate Alex Barnes with three. Central’s junior varsity team fell in three sets by scores of 15-25, 25-19, 17-15....

  • The Sportsman's Corner

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 years ago, but I didn't remember much of it. One of the things that stood out as I read it was the set of rules Nunnery's mentor, Gabe Meadow, believed that honest turkey hunters needed to abide by. Meadow said that to "retain the unique challenge of real wild turkey hunting, you had to...give the...


    Apr 18, 2019

    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. series: Tammy Ogg 562 Indiv. single: Tammy Ogg 213 YTD team series: Dreamsicles 1091 YTD team single Dreamsicles 424 YTD indiv. series: Tammy Ogg 584 YTD indiv. single: Tammy Ogg 233 ******** The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies’ League standings for the week of April 2 are: W L Dreamsicles 41 7 Cake Pops 33...

  • Meck Named Coach of NB Boys' B-ball

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 both Forbes Road and Chestnut Ridge, where he turned both programs around and won Ridge’s first-ever league title as the head coach. “We are very excited to have someone with the knowledge, energy and enthusiasm of Randy’s caliber taking over our boys’ program,” said Jeff Batzel, Northern Bedford athle...

  • Central Band Performs at Magic Kingdom

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 march through the Magic Kingdom performing the song from their 2018 field show, Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name." The band was a huge hit in front of the thousands of people visiting the park. One could see people singing along and cheering everywhere. The band is directed by Daniel Drumm, and...

  • Primary Voter Registration Deadline is Monday, April 22

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 register. “Voting makes our democracy work. And when you vote in municipal elections you are helping to make the decisions that will most affect your local community,” Boockvar said. “Now, with OVR, registering to vote or updating your registration is more convenient than ever.” On May 21, voters who are...

  • All-State Band

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 and Lisa Ponder of Roaring Spring. Harold DeLozier, Central band director, said Ponder is the first clarinet player to achieve this honor during his tenure....

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Apr 18, 2019

    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 with freshly-washed spring air. Through the small opening of the window to my side, she also brings the sound of spring peeper songs. "Like phantoms of a sweeter world With ghostly bits of song, Their chorus oft' reverberates Throughout the evening long. And such a sound as they can make! Yet each...

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