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Kenneth Wayne Stultz

Kenneth Wayne Stultz, 57, of the Ebensburg Center, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away late Saturday, April 17, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. He was born Feb. 28, 1964, in Huntingdon, son of the late Darl D. and Dorcas E. (Russell) Stultz. He is survived...

 

Shane M. Kennedy

Shane M. Kennedy, 39, of Roaring Spring, passed away Monday April 12, 2021. He was born May 6, 1981, in Altoona, son of Michael Kennedy and Sherri (Benton) Snyder. He is survived by his father of...

 

Edward R. Martz

Edward R. Martz, 61, of Altoona formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away late Saturday, April 17, 2021, at UPMC Altoona, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 7 1959, in Altoona, son...

 

William E. Clark

William Edward Clark, 82, of rural Williamsburg, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 15, 2021, at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1939, in Allenport, Huntingdon County, son of the late Lewis B. and Le...

 

Josette A. Frye

Josette Ann Frye, 65, of Martinsburg, passed away late Friday, April 16, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. She was born May 23, 1955, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late George P. and Esther E. (Oakes)...

 

Allen G. Clapper

Allen G. Clapper, born Jan. 26th, 1954, to Melvin and Patricia Clapper of Roaring Spring, passed away on the morning of April 4, 2021, at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Florida at the age of 67. Allen is survived by his wife, Mary; a brother and...

 

DEP Begins 2021 Black Fly Suppression Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) began its 2021 Black Fly Suppression Program the week of April 19. The program involves aerial and backpack spraying on roughly 1,700 stream miles in 35 counties of the commonwealth....

 

Martinsburg Community Library's Book Sale in May

The Martinsburg Community Library’s next book sale will be on Thursday, May 27 from 1 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be held in a cattle barn in the Morrisons Cove...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: We had such a great response from the community to the Helping Appvion Employees fundraiser on Saturday, April 3. We were able to give not only unlimited food to those who signed up,...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, 2021. It is an annual event in 193 countries globally whose main focus is environmental protection. Today, as the environmental crises deepens and we focus less and less on how to live in the...

 

Other Voices

When I was 5 years old, in June of 1967, we got a new addition to our family. Not a new brother or sister, but our first dog. To an only child, it was like having a new sibling. The puppy was part Chihuahua and part rat terrier. It was so little that...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

Readers of WWII history will enjoy Kate Quinn's new novel, "The Rose Code." It is a fascinating look at the lives and loves of three young women in wartime England and the important work of the Code...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 23, 1896 Dr. Nason of Titusville was reported to be located at the Park Hotel and to be “fitting it up in excellent style as a sanitarium, where the invalid can find a pleasant home with the delightful surroundings and benefit...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 22, 1971 The United States Postal Service agreed to change its plans for a new postal facility in Martinsburg. The new facility was to be located at the square instead of the corner of Wall and Allegheny streets. The Williamsburg...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 22, 1921 The remains of Robert F. Sollenberger, one of the first World War I servicemen called from the Williamsburg area, arrived for burial in home territory. While on patrol duty less than three months after his arrival in France,...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 18, 1996 Roaring Spring native Mark Raugh, who held several pass-receiving records at West Virginia University, was inducted into the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame. Alice Hoover, a longtime volunteer at Memorial Park, was awarded...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 25, 1946 A $20,000 renovation program was launched at Nason Hospital, founded 50 years earlier as a sanitarium by Dr. Albert Nason. A sprinkler fire protection system was to be installed and the boiler and heating plant were to be...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 21, 2011 With one dissenting vote, the directors of the Williamsburg Community School District voted to furlough eight teachers and two staff members. About 45 teachers and staff members attended the meeting and seven teachers...

 

Roaring Spring Community Library Activities for May 2021

Roaring Spring Community Library’s Be Creative! Summer Art Camp & Harry Potter STEM Camp will be held in person at Friendship Fire Hall 808 E. Main St., Roaring Spring, PA. All CDC Guidelines will be followed. Pre-registration for the summer...

 

Public Notices

Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary have been granted by the Register of Wills of Blair County, Pennsylvania, upon the Estate of Kenneth Paul Smith, late of Martinsburg, Blair County, PA, deceased. All persons indebted to the estate... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 22, 2021

Southern Cove Fire Co. Hosts Dinner to Help Friendship Pay for Boiler

An already difficult year for fundraisers due to the COVID-19 pandemic got worse for the Friendship Volunteer Fire Company when the boiler system that heats the building and water went down, forcing the cancellation of the monthly dinners, costing th...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    April 22, 2021

Spring Cove School District Receives PAsmart Grant

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors regular meeting was held Monday, April 19, in the administrative office board room with all visitors participating virtually. Last week, the Spring Cove District was awarded the PAsmart Grant for...

 

Pennsylvania Agriculture Officials Launch Farmer Grant Program

The Pa. Department of Agriculture has launched a grant program to help the state’s farmers with projects. “Pennsylvania’s more than 53,000 farms are the backbone of our reliable food system,” Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 22, 2021

The Smoky Pig Restaurant Moves to Martinsburg

Martinsburg has gained a new eatery with the Smoky Pig's move from McKee to its current location at 301 N. Market Alley. The Smoky Pig's origins can be traced to 2003, when Derrick and Dessie...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    April 22, 2021

Herald Names Anna Baughman as Editor

The only thing I ever wanted to be was an editor. That is not to imply that I've always wanted to be an editor. I pretty much went from "I don't know what I want to do at all" to "I want to major in E...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    News    April 22, 2021

AgChoice: Land Appraisal 101

This month, Nick Pease, chief appraiser with AgChoice Farm Credit, discusses appraisals and their role in the land buying process. Why are appraisals important and why are they needed for a loan? By definition, an appraisal is an opinion of value...

 

Paving Work Around Canoe Creek Began 4/19

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced April 16 that Grannas Bros. Stone and Asphalt Co. Inc. of Hollidaysburg will begin night work on a portion of the nine-mile resurfacing project that will resurface various locations...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 22, 2021

Martinsburg Man Accused of Inappropriate Contact with Minor

A Martinsburg man who has been registered as a Tier 1 sex offender since 2014 has been arrested and charged with inappropriately touching a 6-year-old girl. Martinsburg Borough Police filed a felony count of corruption of minors and a misdemeanor cou...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    April 22, 2021

White House Report Grades Pa. Infrastructure C-

A White House report rates Pennsylvania's infrastructure at a C-minus after decades of "systemic" underfunding. The analysis concludes that "historic" levels of investment via the American Jobs Plan...

 

Deadline To Register to Vote in May 18 Primary Nears

Acting Secretary of State Veronica W. Degraffenreid on April 19 reminded eligible Pennsylvanians that the deadline to register to vote in the May 18 primary is just two weeks away. Voting by mail in the upcoming election remains extremely popular...

 

Democrats of the Cove Donate to Local Charity

Members of the Democrats of the Cove recently purchased and donated Sheetz gift cards for the local charity Easter for Eli. Member Carlton Blanchard represented the group and dropped the gift cards...

 

Hollidaysburg's First 'Third in the 'Burg' Features Creative Shops

Springtime greetings from Hollidaysburg to all of you wonderful Morrisons Cove Herald readers! It is so great to be back at my post as a Hollidaysburg correspondent for the Herald and the Hollidaysbur...

 

Pennsylvania Game Commission Releases 2020-21 Deer Harvest Report

Pennsylvania hunters followed up 2019-20 hunting seasons’ highest overall deer harvest in 15 years by topping it when they took an estimated 435,180 deer in the 2020-21 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission...

 

Young Lions

Both the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) have tried to come up with ways to attract young people to fishing and hunting. The commissions have...

 

Cove Sports Roundup and Cancellations

Editor’s Note: The Herald is in transition from former Editor Brian Hess to new Editor Anna Baughman. Please bear with us as our new editor learns her job. If you have any suggestions or ideas for how the Herald can improve its sports coverage,...

 

Circle Trap Works To Destroy Spotted Lanternflies

With spotted lanternfly egg-hatch season looming, homeowners in many Pennsylvania communities are bracing themselves for the arrival of the troublemaker and its never-ending appetite for the sap of...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs for April 15, 2021 Editor's Note: The Herald incorrectly published a previously published Old Order Mennonite Memoir column in the April 15 edition. This column is the one...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 22, 2021

Country Store Tour Offers Furniture, Pottery, Candles, Flowers and More

The Spring Country Store Tour was held April 15-17. The event was socially distanced. Roots in the Cove featured many gift ideas including flags, gnomes and landscaping items. The Village Closet...

 
 By DAVE FIDLIN    News    April 22, 2021

Despite Cancellations This Year, Pa. Farm Show Complex 'Doing Ok'

While the revenue-generating events schedule within the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center was nixed this past year, the Harrisburg-based venue remains on a solid financial footing, a state official reported recently. The vitality of the...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    April 22, 2021

From the 'Burg To Your Kitchen

In last week’s edition, I gave my special recipe for Strawberry Poke Cake. Well, it got me thinking about cake – and the ease of dump cakes! These are my go-to when I need something tasty but fast, so I decided to share two recipes with you this...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 22, 2021

Catharine Township Needs Revenue, Auditor States

Catharine Township Auditor Daryl Cole presented the annual financial report conducted by the auditors during the Thursday, April 15, township meeting. Cole said the audit was accepted by the state. He stated his opinion that the township needs...

 

Reminder: Personal Income Tax Filing Deadline for PA is May

The Department of Revenue is reminding the public that the deadline for filing 2020 Pennsylvania personal income tax returns and making final 2020 income tax payments is May 17, 2021. The personal income tax filing deadline was originally set for...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg

Spring Craft Show Extravaganza On May 8, 2021, the Williamsburg Farm Show will be hosting its annual Spring Craft Show Extravaganza at the Farm Show grounds from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 70 craft and specialty vendors will participate along with the...

 

National Gas Price Averages At $2.86

Despite gasoline demand mostly increasing this month, the national gas price average has seen little movement, fluctuating up or down by only a penny to $2.86 or $2.87. In fact, 10 of the past 12 days saw a steady hold at $2.86 despite demand...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    April 22, 2021

Huntingdon Cafe Struggles to Recover After COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic may be easing up, but businesses are still facing many obstacles. This has been no different for Jessica Shultz. Though she may now live in Huntingdon, for years Shultz was a...

 

Spring Time means Soccer Time

Herald Composing Manager Dessie Carpenter captured the AYSO U6 division soccer players on the pitch at Northern Bedford Elementary School on Monday, April 19. The weather was excellent for a soccer...

 

Clarification

The Southern Cove Power Reunion article by Judith Ott published on Page A-1 in the April 8, 2021, edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald may have been confusing to readers. Auctioneer Mark Wisecarver rented the grounds for his auction from the Power...

 

Perfect Day for a Walk

Vickie Russell of Saxton, and her "grand puppy" Ali, a 4-year-old border collie, enjoy an afternoon walk at Memorial Park in Martinsburg on Monday, April 19. Vickie said she dog-sits for Ali while...

 

Brady Clark of Northern Bedford High School Commits to Stevens Technical College

Brady Clark will continue his football career at Stevens Technical College. Shown are (from left, front row): Marl Clark Jr., Brady Clark, Shelia Clark; (back row, from left): Head Football Coach...

 

Caleb Diehl of Northern Bedford High School Commits to Pennsylvania College of Technology

Caleb Diehl will continue his basketball career at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. Shown are (from left): mother Melissa, Caleb and father Mike Diehl....

 

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