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Nancy A. (Rearick) Uber

Nancy A. (Rearick) Uber, 88, of Martinsburg, passed away late Friday, April 23, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. She was born Oct. 28, 1932, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, daughter of the late George and...

 

Connie J. Shatzer

Connie Joyce Shatzer, 74, of Williamsburg, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 24, 2021, at her home. She was born Oct. 1, 1946, in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph W. and Norma D. (Lang)...

 

Doris Anne Henderson

Doris Anne Henderson, 95, of Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 20, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. She was born Feb. 21, 1926, in Houtzdale, daughter of the late Thomas F. and Ida Louise...

 

Paul Martin Sands

Paul Martin Sands, 92, of rural Roaring Spring was called home suddenly to his savior, Sunday afternoon, April 25, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born March 25, 1929,...

 

Neva (Riley) Carper

Neva (Riley) Carper, age 92, a resident at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Friday morning, April 23, 2021, at the home after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Roaring Spring the...

 

Upcoming Blood Drives in May

Upcoming blood donation opportunities from May 1 through May 15. Blood donation eligibility information is available at RedCrossBlood.org/Eligibility. Appointments can be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org,...

 

License, ID Card Holders Can Save Lives Through Organ Donation Decision

In conjunction with the national observance of Donate Life Month in April, the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation and Health are spreading the message that driver’s license and identification card holders can easily help another person...

 
 By BRIAN DEPEW    News    April 29, 2021

News Media Narrative Distracts From Focus

Each of the past several elections has thrust rural people into the media spotlight. Rural and urban people are divided, the pundits tell us. Neither understands the lives of the other, the news reports read. I find the entire narrative rather...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a Navy veteran, former police officer, chief of police and now Mayor of Martinsburg I believe that I know what leadership looks like. For me leadership within the prothonotary’s race this year is clearly Robin Patton. To be a...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Robin Patton has brought experience, dedication, efficiency, and reform to the Blair County prothonotary’s office during a time of great crisis. With her 20-plus years of experience in the office, Patton helped develop the office...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a former candidate and office holder, I have always valued experience, knowledge and proven leadership. I have valued it in the people who have helped me in my campaigns and my fellow prosecutors in the DA Office’s. That is the...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a former deputy Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds, I worked closely with the prothonotary’s office for 5 years and understand how important it is to have competent, professional leadership in that office. The county’s “row...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

John Sandford has done it again with “Ocean Prey,” the 31st instillation of the “Prey” detective series. The hero in this series is Lucas Davenport. He is teamed up again with his friend and...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 30, 1896 The county commissioners voted to build a large reviewing stand in front of the court house for the semi-centennial parade in June. Gov. Hastings was expected to attend, and the county commissioners of Bedford, Huntingdon...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 29, 1921 Rally Day at Roaring Spring churches on April 17 showed a total of 1,800 in attendance at the different Sunday Schools of the town. The Methodist ranked the highest, having 476, while the Church of the Brethren came next,...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 2, 1946 Martinsburg schools and churches were collecting canned food for shipment to famine-stricken Europe. The food was to be shipped through the United Church Relief and United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency. Nearly $1,400...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 29, 1971 The Spring Cove School Board and its teachers reached an agreement on a two-year contract but were still at odds on a no-strike clause. The agreement called for a $100 increase in salaries in addition to the $300 increase...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 25, 1996 The Spring Cove School Board Monday night gave tentative approval to a $15 million budget for next term, hiking taxes four mills this year with a promise of additional millage increases next year. High winds buffeted the...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 21, 2011 Dottie Holtzman of Williamsburg was named Nason Hospital Volunteer of the year during an awards program held April 12 at Martinsburg Church of God. Garrett Hoover, president and chief executive officer of Nason Hospital and...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    April 29, 2021

Rocks for Brains

“And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:10, KJV) It was such a beautiful day. Not the day that we...

 

Feeling Generous? There Are Many Ways to Get involved with Autism Awareness Efforts

Autism spectrum disorder has the potential to touch just about anyone. The World Health Organization estimates that one in 160 children across the globe has ASD, while some well-controlled studies hav...

 

Thought for the Week

Things are moving to a climax. In fact there will several climaxes. One of these happens just before the Week begins. It happens I think, as a result of what Jesus did for His family of friends....

 

Public Notices

INVITATION TO BID FREEDOM TOWNSHIP PARKING LOT RESURFACING Sealed bids will be received by Freedom Township for resurfacing the parking lot at the municipal building located at 131 Municipal Street, East Freedom, PA 16637. Bids will be received at... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 29, 2021

Roaring Spring to Receive $700,000 for North Main Street

North Main Street in Roaring Spring is in line for a major upgrade that will not only make it safer, but will also make the main road into town more aesthetically appealing. Pennsylvania state Sen....

 

Penelec Schedules Power Outage for Cove

Penelec customers in Martinsburg and Williamsburg can expect an interruption of service on Wednesday, May 12, while repairs are made to a substation. A Penelec spokesperson said the planned outage is scheduled for between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., weather...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 29, 2021

Gun Discharged During East Freedom Domestic

An East Freedom man was jailed after police said a domestic confrontation led to an assault and the discharge of a gun. Timothy N. Musselman, 46, is facing misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, simple...

 

Appvion Workers Found Recent Job Fair 'Helpful'

As reported by Pennsylvania CareerLink Blair County, the following are statistics and feedback given on the job fair for the dislocated Appvion workers held on April 20: The Numbers • 93 workers attended; scheduled in staggered intervals to...

 

Keeping it in the Family

Williamsburg Little League's Opening Day was a family affair for many. The Detwiler cousins, Colt, Tucker and Tanner, played on opening day. Colt is the son of Jeff and Angela Detwiler, and Tucker...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    April 29, 2021

Family Fun Day Featured Local Crafters and Vendors

Family Fun Day was held at Shawnee Park in Roaring Spring from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25. A collaboration between Roaring Spring Lions Club and Shawnee Conservation, the event featured food,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 29, 2021

More Than 60 Pounds Collected

Freedom Township, along with the Martinsburg Police Department, the Altoona Police Department, and the Blair County Sheriff's Office, participated in the Drug Enforcement Agency's National...

 

PennDOT Plans More than 40 Regional Projects for 2021 Construction Season

PennDOT plans more than 40 projects across the six-county District 9 region during the 2021 construction season. Annual Transportation Outreach sessions recently began virtually in Bedford and Fulton counties, and virtual sessions will be held in...

 

SCEA Retired Teachers Donate Their Time to Spring Cove School District

During this year of the COVID-19 pandemic, three retired teachers from the Spring Cove School District are continuing to assist in the education of students in the district in kindergarten, first grade and second grade. Nelly Cowher, Lori Perrin and...

 

Westvaco Monthly Retirees Set Luncheon

The Westvaco monthly retirees luncheon will take place on May 3, 2021. Lunch will begin at noon. The group will meet at The Dream Restaurant, located at 1500 Allegheny St. in Hollidaysburg. Westvaco retirees meet monthly for lunch...

 
 By RICHARD BOSTON    News    April 29, 2021

James Garman Seeks to Retain Seat on North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors

James "Diamond Jim" Garman is seeking to retain his seat on the North Woodbury Board of Supervisors on the Republican ticket. Garman, 58, was appointed to the board in February to fill the seat left...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    April 29, 2021

Annual Plow Days Held in Southern Cove

Plow Days was held at the Southern Cove Power Reunion Grounds on Saturday, April 17. This was an opportunity for attendees to participate in the plowing of about 25 acres of ground. Many years ago,...

 

All Registered Voters, Regardless of Party, Can Vote on 4 Questions on Ballot

Pa. Acting Secretary of State Veronica W. Degraffenreid announced that four ballot questions, including three proposed constitutional amendments, will be on the May 18 municipal primary ballot. “Pennsylvania’s primaries are usually limited to...

 

Dell Seeking Seat on Martinsburg Council

James C. Dell is seeking election to the Martinsburg Borough Council. He grew up in the Martinsburg area. Attended Public Schools in Huston Township and Spring Cove School District. After graduating from Central High School, he went on to attend...

 

Early In-Person Voting by Mail Underway in Pennsylvania; Applications Top 677,500

Acting Secretary of State Veronica W. Degraffenreid reminded Pennsylvanians on April 27 that they can vote early in-person by mail ballot until May 11, the deadline to apply for a mail ballot. “Once your county’s ballots are available, voting...

 

Correction

The Southern Cove Fire Company article by Rick Boston published on Page A-1 in the April 22, 2021, edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald was cut off. The final paragraph of the article should have read as follows: “It will be nice to work with...

 

Despite Drop In Highway Traffic In 2020, Pa. Fatalities Increased

Far fewer Pennsylvanians took to the state’s highways during the pandemic in 2020 than the prior year – but fatal accidents increased from 2019, puzzling highway officials. In 2020, statewide traffic deaths increased to 1,129 from the record low...

 

Pa. Continues Population Growth But Loses One Seat

Pennsylvania's resident population increased 2.4 percent since the last Decennial Census to 13,002,700 total persons, according to the official 2020 Census counts released April 27 by the U.S. Census...

 

DUI Task Force Conducting Events

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

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Sports    April 29, 2021

Claysburg-Kimmel Celebrates Seniors Playing at Next Level

Claysburg-Kimmel High School hosted a signing day event for four seniors who plan to play at the collegiate level. "It's a special day," said Athletic Director Brian Helsel. "These kids have played so...

 

Hoping For A Better Gobbler Season

With gobbler season set to go, I am hoping for a better one than I endured last spring when I reinforced my reputation as the Cove's worst turkey hunter. For starters, I could not hunt on the opening...

 

Spring Turkey Season About To Take Flight

The opportunity Pennsylvania hunters have waited all winter for is about to get underway. Pennsylvania’s spring turkey season kicked off Saturday, April 24, with a one-day youth hunt open to junior license holders and mentored hunters under 16...

 

Cove Sports Roundup and Cancellations

NORTHERN BEDFORD Lady Panthers Lose Close Dual To Bellwood Northern Bedford’s Girls Track squad lost a close 81-69 decision to Bellwood at home Arril 20. The Panthers defeated Mt. Union 113-14 and are now 7-1 overall. The Panthers demise was that...

 

Dragon Wrestlers Compete in Keystone State Championship

On April 1, 2, and 3, 2021, the Dragon Wrestlers competed in the Keystone State Championships in Pittsburgh. In the elementary division, Ty Matthews, Blair Miller, Arianna Miller, Colton Corley and...

 

2021-22 Migratory Bird Seasons Set by PGC

Pennsylvania’s 2021-22 migratory game bird seasons have been set. Annual migratory game bird seasons are selected by states from frameworks established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Game Commission selections were made after...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Like a see-saw ride, April gave us heart-sinking thumps and breath-taking heights last week. In the first exhilarating days we planted potatoes as the purple martins cheered us on. Mrs. Killdeer kept...

 

Pa. Department Of Health: COVID Just One Important Vaccine

The Herald’s Weekly Virus Report Reported on 4/27/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 3,059 - 131 - 273.6 Blair: 9,844 - 320 - 262.7 Cambria: 9,753 - 415 - 318.8 Centre: 14,760 - 219 - 134.9 Clearfield: 5,886 - 135 - 170.3 Fulton: 715 - 15 - 103.2...

 

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