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Public Notices April 25, 2019

Estate Notice Letters have been granted on the Estate of the following decedent to the representatives named who request all persons having claims against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same to them or their attorney, and all persons... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 25, 2019

Fingerprint Leads to Arrest in Claysburg Burglary

A single fingerprint match has led to the arrest of a man in connection with the burglary of a Claysburg home last September. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township Police, William Phoenix...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 25, 2019

Autopsy: Man Found on Nason Dr. was Victim of Hit and Run

An Everett man found dead along Nason Drive in Roaring Spring on Thursday morning, April 18, was the victim of a hit and run. State Police, Hollidaysburg, said John R. Garner, 64, had gone to the emergency department at Conemaugh Nason Medical...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway for Friday, May 10

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Erie SeaWolves at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary, but you... Full story

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway for Saturday, May 11

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Erie SeaWolves at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase necessary, but... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 25, 2019

Blair County Asks Citizens to 'Get Involved' to Prevent Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness month and on Wednesday, April 17, Blair County officials, law enforcement and citizens gathered in front of the courthouse to raise a flag and shine a spotlight on...

 

Police to Collect Unneeded Drugs on Saturday

Martinsburg Borough Police will be collecting unused, unwanted and expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at James Drug Store, located inside C&S Family Markets in Martinsburg. This will be a safe and proper way for citizens...

 

Geese Enjoy Mild Weather

Geese* enjoyed the mild weather on Tuesday, April 16, beside Henry's Pond in Martinsburg. According to accuweather.com, temperatures climbed to 64 degrees, surpassing the average of 60 for that day....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 25, 2019

Roaring Spring Woman Facing Stolen Checks, Credit Card Fraud Charges

A Roaring Spring woman has been arrested for stealing checks and using the credit cards of a man she was hired to help. Tonya J. White, 36, of Roaring Spring, faces multiple felony counts of forgery, access device fraud, theft and receiving stolen...

 

SHIRLEY JEAN (HULL) HERSHBERGER

Shirley J. Hershberger, 89, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of New Enterprise and Kutztown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, April 16, 2019, at the home with her family by... Full story

 

PASTOR RODNEY LYNN LINGENFELTER

Pastor Rodney Lynn Lingenfelter, 71, closed his eyes at last in this broken world and opened them again in his eternal home by receiving his promise of eternal life from his Lord and Savior Jesus... Full story

 

VERA MARIE LARATONDA

Vera Marie Laratonda, 81, of Hollidaysburg, died on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona, following complications from Alzheimer's disease.... Full story

 

FRED E. PHILLIPS

Fred E. Phillips, 84, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Friday evening, April 19, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A funeral with military honors was held on Tuesday, April... Full story

 

JEAN B. WILKINSON

Jean B. Wilkinson, 82, of Roaring Spring, died unexpectedly on Sunday evening, April 21, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following complications of a stroke. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. on... Full story

 

JANET R. PARTHEMORE

Janet R. Parthemore, 86, of Woodbury, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at home. A funeral service was held on Monday, April 22, at Bare Memorial Church of God, Roaring Spring. Janet... Full story

 

Pennsylvania Voters Should Request Absentee Ballots Early for May Primary

Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar has encouraged eligible Pennsylvania voters to submit applications for primary election absentee ballots before the May 14 deadline. Under the state election code, applications for absentee ballots must be...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel FBLA Chapter Sending 18 to Nationals

The Claysburg-Kimmel chapter of Future Business Leaders of America had a very successful time at the 2019 Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference on April 7 through...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"Dannemora" is written by Charles A. Gardner. This nonfiction book tells the account of the largest manhunt ever in New York state. The book follows the escape and ultimate capture of convicted...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 25, 2009 Two Morrisons Cove Memorial Park board presidents from the 1960s were honored during the 2009 Celebration Dinner held at the Ken and Gladys Weaver Banquet Facility on April 18. Honored and thanked for their service were Rex...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 21, 1994 Lori Feathers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Feathers of Martinsburg RD 2, was graduated from the American University in Washington, D.C., in January with two degrees: a Juris Doctorate degree and a master’s degree in...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 24, 1969 Nason Hospital will be advertising for bids in the near future for the construction of an addition. The specifications for the addition, expected to cost in the neighborhood of $750,000, have been prepared by the architect...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 27, 1944 A card received recently by Mr. and Mrs. Chester Horton of Salemville relieved very much their anxiety as to the welfare of their son, Staff Sergeant Harold F. Horton, who is a prisoner in a German camp, presumably some place...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 25, 1919 Easter Sunday was a busy day among the local churches here and a number of interesting services were conducted. Besides some regular services, the Holy Communion was celebrated in the Reformed and Lutheran churches. An...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 19, 1894 An attorney named Beers from Altoona was being sought in the Cove area after his wife reported him missing. He was last seen on March 23 in Martinsburg, where he registered at the hotel under his own name. The next day Attorn...

 

The Herald Announces May 16 Special Election Section

The Morrisons Cove Herald will be publishing a 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 intere...

 

Martinsburg May Soon Hire Full-Time Police Officer

The time may be near for Martinsburg Borough Council to hire the police department’s third full-time officer. During council’s April meeting, Chief of Police Kerry L. Hoover said Attorney Matthew P. Gieg of Gieg Law Offices, Altoona, – the boro...

 

NPC Named Pa. FBLA Business Partnership of the Year

NPC Inc. was recently recognized as an outstanding partner from the business sector that has contributed to the success of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda on the local, state...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel's Michael Baker Elected to FBLA Office

C-K's Michael Baker has been elected to a Pennsylvania FBLA state office. The Claysburg-Kimmel chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference held in Hershey, on April 7-10. One of C-K's membe...

 

Central High School Names Rotary 'Students of the Month' for April

Central High School, Martinsburg, has announced its last two Rotary "Students of the Month" for the 2018-19 school year. The "Student of the Month" for April is Katie Ponder, daughter of Jim and Lisa...

 

DUI Task Force to Be Out and About in Blair

The Blair County DUI Task Force will conduct one or more events this week. Sobriety checkpoints are well lighted and manned by uniformed officers. Roving patrols utilize uniformed officers in marked police vehicles. Motorists are reminded to always...

 

Candidates for Commissioner to Debate May 2

The Central Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women will host a debate with Republican candidates running for Blair County Commissioner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at the Altoona Grand Hotel ballroom. Professor Matthew Arenault, assistant...

 

Municipal

Harassment State Police, Bedford, have charged Alexis Dively, 24, of Martinsburg, with harassment by physical contact. Police said Dively punched a 27-year-old Flinton woman in the face at a residence along Brumbaugh Road, South Woodbury Township,...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    April 25, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

For several years on the opening day of gobbler season, my son, Bob, killed toms in the same woodlot. During my early scouting excursions last spring, it appeared that Bob might be able to repeat his...

 

CKHS Softball Has 8 Wins to 2 Losses

Claysburg-Kimmel won three of four during the past week in high school softball action. The Lady Bulldogs were 8-2 through their first 10 games. C-K 6, B-A 4 At B-A on April 16, C-K rallied for a 6-4 victory. C-K led 3-1, before B-A scored three...

 

Lady Pirates 4-4 On Softball Field

Williamsburg lost two of three during the past week in high school softball action. The Lady Pirates were 4-4 through their first eight games. West Branch 2, WHS 1 At Williamsburg on April 16, West Branch earned a 2-1 victory. Runs in the third and...

 

Defense Dooms Lady Dragons in 2 Defeats

The Central Lady Dragon softball team lost two tough Mountain Conference games last week, dropping its record to 5-4 on the season. Clearfield 4, CHS 1 Homestanding Clearfield scored once in the second inning and added three in the third. That’s...

 

Two Defeats Send NBC Softball to 5-3 on Year

Northern Bedford dropped its two games in the past week in high school softball action. The two setbacks dropped the Lady Panthers to 5-3 overall. Everett 14, NB 4 (5) At Northern Bedford on April 16, Everett broke open a tight game with seven runs...

 

C-K Baseball Team Falls to .500 Mark

Claysburg-Kimmel lost two of three during the past week in high school baseball action. The Bulldogs were 6-6 through their first 12 games. B-A 13, C-K 1 At C-K on April 16, Bellwood-Antis scored seven runs in the sixth en route to a 13-1, six-inning...

 

Lack of Hits Hurts CHS in 2 Setbacks

It turned out to be a tough week for the 7-5 Central Dragons baseball team as they fell twice on the road in Mountain League games. After losing a tight 4-0 pitchers’ dual to Tyrone, the Dragons were pummeled at Penns Valley 17-2. Tyrone 4, CHS 0...

 

First 'W' Elusive for CHS Boys' Volleyball Squad

The Central volleyball team continues to search for its first victory of the season after a pair of losses last week Huntingdon 3, CHS 0 The Bearcats prevailed in straight sets by scores of 25-22, 25-20, 25-21. Alex Barnes led Central with eight...

 

CHS Track, Field Teams Have 'Solid Showings'

The Central Dragon boys’ track and Field team lost a pair of events against Mountain Conference foes Tyrone and Bellefonte last week. Central fell to Tyrone 75.5-74.5 and to Bellefonte 95.5-54.5. Josh Biesinger paced the Dragons with a pair of...

 

NBC Track, Field Teams Knock Off S. Huntingdon

Northern Bedford’s girls’ track and field team improved to 3-5 overall with a 93-57 win over Southern Huntingdon on April 17. The Lady Panthers fell to league leading Southern Fulton 98-52. Denae Hershberger was a double winner for NB, taking...

 

Home Opener At PNG Field

Ed and Kim Bender of East Freedom won four tickets through the Morrisons Cove Herald to see the Altoona Curve play the Akron RubberDucks on April 11 at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona. The...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Mark Twain said, “Climate is what we expect; weather is what we get. In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” Maybe the spring weather was more erratic in Mississippi or Connecticut where he lived, but I...

 

Ritchey to Receive Philanthropy Award

Reid Ritchey of Altoona will be presented the 2019 Central Pennsylvania Philanthropy Award at the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation's Annual Luncheon on Thursday, May 9. If you would like to...

 

CACT Tryouts

The Claysburg Community Theatre (CACT) is entering its 40th season of presenting quality theatrical productions and is having tryouts for its spring show. Tryouts will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, April 27-28, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High...

 

Lines By Lee

I have a question. I know you can’t answer me because you are reading this in the paper. But I wonder, what do you think about questions? What do you think about asking God questions in prayer? Do you consider it wrong to “question” the Lord?...

 

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