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Public Notices

Notice of Intent to Remediate to an Environmental Standard Pursuant to the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act, the Act of May 19, 1995, P.L. 4, No. 1995-2 (designated as the Act), notice is hereby given that the Martinsburg... Full story

 

Coronavirus is Still With Us

Last month, Publisher Allan Bassler asked if I was sure that I did not want to write about coronavirus. I said, "No, because I am pretty certain it will still be around in April." Unfortunately, I...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

We've all heard of George Washington and Betsy Ross. We all know the importance that Pennsylvania, and specifically Philadelphia, played in the war for independence. Joe Farrell, Lawrence Knorr and Jo...

 

Burglars Blow Open Safe

Herald of April 18, 1895 An iron safe belonging to C.L. Buck of New Enterprise was blown open and rifled of its contents. The explosion awakened the household and the robbers had to get away rather suddenly, leaving behind them chisels, braces, etc....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 23, 1920 Prof. E.E. Croft, an authority on talking machines, has removed from Hollidaysburg to Altoona accepting a position as field distributor for the Edison phonographs with the well known music house of A.J. Harter. Harry L. Boone...

 

Meat Market Quintet Sings

Herald of April 26, 1945 TheMr. Aand Mrs. Harvey K. Dimond, Salemville, have five reasons to be rather proud, albeit they likewise have five reasons to be somewhat worried at times. They have three sons and two sons-in-law in the service of their...

 

Jaycees Receive Charter

Herald of April 23, 1970 The Spring Cove School Board has approved a tentative budget for 1970-71 that will not require any increases in taxes for the coming school year. The Blair County Historical Society had 670 members as of Jan. 1, 1970. Mr....

 

District Listed on Register

Herald of April 20, 1995 The Roaring Spring Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Borough officials were notified by the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission that the official listing took place on March 3....

 

Wind Gusts of 79 mph

Herald of April 22, 2010 The Martinsburg Municipal Authority moved forward with the nitrate removal facility project this month. The Pennvest loan closed on March 31, officially securing the final $2,362,749 needed for the $4,123,749 project....

 

Rolling Back Emissions Standards is Not Good for the Country

My saddest life experience was watching my mother on oxygen the last seven years of her life, struggling for breath from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). After developing asthma, I was more than alarmed this week when the federal...

 

Letters to the Editor

What is ‘Flitting Day’? To the Editor: I enjoy reading your Opinion Page, which includes news clips from as far back as 125 years. On April 9, 1920, your clip said: “Thursday of last week was moving day …” As I read on, it seemed to...

 

Claysburg Woman Charged With Custody and Corruption of Minors After Incident April 11

Krystal C. Campbell, 40, of Claysburg, is awaiting a preliminary hearing on a third-degree felony charge of interference with custody of children and three misdemeanor charges of corruption of minors. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford,...

 

DEATH RECORD

BIDDLE – Naomi Faith, infant, rural Williamsburg CALHOUN – Norman Andrew, 80, Williamsburg DEETERS – Ralph M., 80, rural Williamsburg KARNS – Leroy Edward, 81, Roaring Spring KURTZ – Eugene D. “Gene,” 87, Roaring Spring RITCHEY ... Full story

 

DEATH NOTICE

Naomi Faith Biddle, infant daughter of Joshua C. and Amanda D. (Brumbaugh) Biddle of rural Williamsburg, was delivered into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday morning, April 14, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. Arrangements by John...

 

NORMAN ANDREW CALHOUN

Norman Andrew "Pappy Norm" Calhoun, 80, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday evening, April 15, 2020, at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was born on Nov. 20, 1939, in Philipsburg, son of the late...

 

RALPH M. DEETERS

Ralph M. Deeters, 80, of rural Williamsburg, passed away Saturday morning, April 18, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. He was born on Sept. 12, 1939, in Altoona, son of the late Edgar E. and Beatrice L. (Keith) Deeters. On June 30, 1961, he married Sarah J. Dop...

 

LEROY EDWARD KARNS

Leroy Edward Karns, 81, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Thursday evening, April 16, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Feb. 4, 1939, in Cumberland, Md., the son of the...

 

EUGENE D. 'GENE' KURTZ

Eugene D. "Gene" Kurtz of Roaring Spring, passed away on Thursday night, April 16, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family after an extended battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born on...

 

HENRY HARRISON RITCHEY

Henry Harrison Ritchey, 87, of New Enterprise, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born on June 8, 1932, in New Enterprise, son of the...

 

PAUL F. SNARE – LOUISE M. SNARE

Paul F. Snare, 85, of Fircrest, Wash., passed away at Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, after a short illness. Louise M. Snare, 82, of Fircrest, Wash., passed away...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 23, 2020

Power Reunion Recognizes Members at Awards Banquet

The Southern Cove Power Reunion held its annual awards banquet on Feb. 29 at the Southern Cove Fire Hall in New Enterprise. Approximately 200 people were in attendance. President Jessica Bothell welcomed attendees, and prayer was given by Bob...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

April continues to hold us at bay. A violent storm on her second Monday morning whistled up from the south and took off some roofs and pushed over some big trees, leaving their roots in the air. The...

 

Central Names Rotary Students of the Month

Central High School Rotary "Students of the Month" for April and May have been announced. Hannah Lingenfelter Hannah Lingenfelter, daughter of Pastor Mark and Angie Lingenfelter, has been named...

 

National Library Week Now Through April 25

National Library Week is April 19 through April 25, so you still have time to celebrate. This year the American Library Association is celebrating libraries’ resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most libraries in the United States have closed...

 

Claysburg Education Foundation Announces Virtual STEM Arts Program

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the Claysburg Education Foundation had previously canceled its Summer STEM and Arts program. In an effort to maintain some continuity, the foundation will sponsor various alternative methods of learning and creativity for...

 

Lines by Lee

A few weeks ago it was a beautiful spring day with warm temperatures and blue skies. It is not unusual for my wife and me to go for a walk in our neighborhood, which is at the base of a mountain. But...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 27:21-26 Acts 27:27-32 Acts 27:33-38 Acts 27:39-44 II Corinthians 11:23-33 Acts 9:13-19 Acts 19:23-31 On board this ship there are soldiers, sailors, prisoners, passengers...

 

How Religious Organizations Are Confronting Social Distancing

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 changed life as people know it. In the wake of the outbreak, hundreds of millions of people across the globe were forced to change how they work, how...

 

Dragon Packs to Distribute Food on April 24, May 1

Due to school closures, The Scarlet Dragon Packs will distribute weekend food bags for students enrolled in the program at three locations on Friday, April 24 and May 1, at the following locations: East Freedom: Through Inc. building (former East...

 

St. Luke's Lutheran Church To Hand Out Meals Friday

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Roaring Spring has received food from the PA Dept of Human Services to give out during the pandemic. Pastor Amanda McCaffery said the church has 200 prepackaged individual meals ready to hand out. The meals will be...

 

Pennsylvania Now Accepting Applications for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits

Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak announced April 21 that Pennsylvania's self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular unemployment...

 

Pa. 4-H Offers Home Activities Program To Keep Youth Engaged

Parents looking for creative ways to keep their children engaged during this time of social distancing are encouraged to explore the new, in-home activities offered by Pennsylvania 4-H. “Inspire Kids to Do Home Activities” was developed in...

 

Tips For Helping Children, Teens Cope During Pandemic

Growing up has its ups and downs under normal circumstances, but the novel coronavirus is making that even more complicated, according to educators with Penn State Extension's food, family and health program team. “Now more than ever, children are...

 

Birth Announcement

John and Sharon (Nolt) Weaver of Roaring Spring are parents of a daughter, Aria Rose Weaver, born at 4:17 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. The infant weighed 6 pounds and was 18 inches in length at...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. AS OF 8:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 Blair County • 14 cases confirmed, up from 11...

 

No Place to Go

A Ford truck sits on the Tim Stone farm along Lower Piney Creek Road outside of Williamsburg on Tuesday afternoon, April 21....

 
 By Brian Hess    News    April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Forces Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company to Make Multiple Changes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company has made some changes for 2020. The fire company has postponed its dutch meal until the fall, possibly in October. Fire Chief Randy Acker said for those who have tickets for the...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    April 23, 2020

Juvenile Male to Be Tried as Adult in Williamsburg Stabbing

A 15-year-old Williamsburg boy will be tried as an adult for his part in a stabbing incident. Unable to post the $500,000 bail, a 15-year-old Williamsburg boy is awaiting his preliminary hearing in the Blair County Prison. According to Pennsylvania...

 

Out for a Drive Under Dad's Watchful Eye

Addie Stayduhar, 4, climbs out of her car while playing with her dad, Michael, on Easter Sunday afternoon behind their Allegheny Street home in Martinsburg....

 

Pa. Dept. of Ag Outlines Update Farm Labor Requirements

On April 21, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture provided farmers who provide housing to their workforce – be it domestic, migrant, or guest H-2A workers – with enhanced requirements for seasonal farm labor to maintain a healthy...

 

Departamento de Agricultura Esboza los Requisitos Laborales Agrícolas Actualizados

En el 21 de abril, el Departamento de Agricultura de Pensilvania proporcionó a los agricultores que proporcionan vivienda a su fuerza de trabajo, ya sean trabajadores domésticos, migrantes o invitados H-2A, requisitos mejorados para la mano de...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    April 23, 2020

Spring Cove School District Continuing Education Despite Closure

The Spring Cove School District School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 20, by video conference. Although the schools in the district remain physically closed through the end of the school year, education within the district...

 

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. Hasta 8:30 a.m., miércoles, 22 de...

 

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