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Free Zoom Course for Families Dealing With Substance Abuse to Begin May 11

Stacey Karchner, a Family Recovery Life coach through the BALM (Be A Loving Mirror) Family Recovery Program, will teach a free seven-week course for those affected by another’s addicton/substance use. The course will be held online through Zoom on...

 

Public Notices

Monthly Meeting The regular May 7, 2020 monthly meeting and all other monthly meetings for the North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors will be as previously scheduled but will be held via telephone conference call due to the COVID-19 until... Full story

 

Why the Articles in Spanish?

About a month ago, the Herald started publishing two articles per week in Spanish. We’ve gotten several calls and notes about the articles. Most of them, about 90 percent, have been congratulatory and supportive. A few have not. So I’m taking...

 

Lost Boy Found By Kirsten Alexander

A wealthy family spending the summer at their lake house discovers their young child, Sonny, is missing. Despite an extensive search, he cannot be found. His mysterious disappearance makes front-page...

 

Reader 'Disappointed' in Letter to Editor

To the Editor: I was so disappointed to read the letter to the editor from James E. Wentz. His disrespectful comments concerning President Trump, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Congressman John Joyce reflected poorly on his service as a sailor. I have...

 

Spanish Articles in the Herald are Appropriate for the Community

To the Editor: Maybe I'm going blind in my old age, but I don't recall having seen Spanish language versions of Cove news until the April 16, 2020, edition. Good for you and for our next-door neighbors, who have been ignored far too long. How are...

 

Brooms to Be Made in RS

Herald of April 25, 1895 Ed Harker of Roaring Spring added broom manufacturing to his list of industries, which included cigar manufacturing. He also was erecting a new building to house the operation. The firm of John B. Skyles & Co., coal and...

 

Mortgage Burning

Herald of April 30, 1970 Approximately 800 camping units with a total of about 3,200 persons will begin arriving at Memorial Park on May 29 for a Memorial Day weekend campout. So far, everything looks great for another record fruit crop in the Cove....

 

Ice Cream Store Opens

Herald of April 30, 1920 In spite of the inclemency of the weather, a number of the people of our Valley gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fleetwood Brumbaugh to welcome them into our midst. During the evening, the Fair Valley Social Club was...

 

Richard Leidy Honored

Herald of April 27, 1995 Richard Leidy of Martinsburg RD 1 was named the recipient of the first Community Service Award, presented by the Martinsburg Booster Association. Leidy was selected for the award because of his willingness to assist with comm...

 

Bowers to Resign

Herald of May 3, 1945 Ralph S. Bowers, who for more than five years has been police officer in Martinsburg, and who for much of that time, has been secretary of borough council, borough health officer, etc., at the May meeting of borough council...

 

Nothing But Sports

Herald of April 29, 2010 The Central boys’ track and field team hosted Tyrone and Lewistown on April 20 and finished the day with a split. The Dragons defeated the Panthers 79-71 but fell to the Eagles 87-63. The Central Lady Dragons had their...

 

DEATH RECORD

DODSON – Hazel M., 99, Ore Hill, Roaring Spring KENSINGER – James R., 75, Henrietta, rural Martinsburg...

 

HAZEL M. DODSON

Hazel M. Dodson, 99, of Ore Hill, Roaring Spring, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. She was born on Aug. 29, 1920, in Roaring Spring,...

 

JAMES R. KENSINGER

James R. Kensinger, 75, of Henrietta, rural Martinsburg, passed away on Friday morning, April 24, 2020, near Water Street, Huntingdon County, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident....

 

Local Step Setter

Scott Mauk, owner of East Freedom-based Mauk's Custom Construction, finishes setting up forms for new concrete steps for a homeowner in Roaring Spring on Tuesday morning, April 28....

 

Pa. Encourages Voters to Apply for Mail-in Ballots

As Pennsylvania continues mitigation efforts to fight COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf is encouraging registered voters to apply for a mail-in ballot for the June 2 primary election. The governor also announced the Department of State has launched an...

 

Pa. Primary Election Now Set for June 2

To protect the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians while ensuring access to voting, the Pennsylvania primary election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 2. Also, a new mail-in ballot option is available to all Pennsylvania voters, Kathy...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

In the battle between winter and summer, I am most encouraged by the songs of our feathered friends. It did not matter if the temperatures again felt like 32 degrees, the chirping sparrow would not...

 

Familiar Scene in Morrisons Cove

Morrisons Cove Herald photographer Gary M. Baranec took recently this view of the Earl Newswanger farm from along Piney Creek Road near Williamsburg. The grass is very green due to the abundance of...

 

Bedford County Promotion Seeks Dairy Promoters

Hey girls, are you interesting traveling, meeting new people and having the opportunity to also receive incentives as well as community service credits for an exciting year? Why not get involved in the Bedford County Dairy Princess program. We need...

 

Pa. Dept. Of Ag Waives Commercial Feed Requirements To Provide Farm Income, Options For Excess Food

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on April 24 announced that the department will temporarily waive commercial feed requirements to enable mushroom and other produce-growers to distribute excess products as animal feed during the COVID-19...

 

Portage Area Summerfest Cancelled This Summer

The Portage Area Summerfest Inc. Committee has announced the cancellation of the Portage Area Summerfest that was scheduled for Aug. 7-9, 2020, and postponed it until 2021 due to coronavirus and related issues. It was a tough decision to make and...

 

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 29 Blair County • 21 cases confirmed, up from 14...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    April 30, 2020

Herald Collecting Items for Sailors Stuck at Sea

A post on a social media website caught my eye the other day. I had just hung up from speaking with Lisa Ebersole, administrative assistant at Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring, about... Full story

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    April 30, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Warning: You may not like what you read here; I am about to exercise my freedom of speech. It is time to come out of the closet and tell you: I'm pro-choice. Normally pro-choice is the term we use...

 

Flower Season Is Upon Us

Eileen Martin waters the flowers at Spring Farm Greenhouse, Martinsburg, on Tuesday, April 28. The family-owned landscape and gardening center is maintaining regular hours during the...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    April 30, 2020

Herald Collecting Items for Sailors Stuck at Sea

Until Friday, May 8, the Herald will accept items dropped off at the Herald office, 113 N. Market St., Martinsburg, across from the Choice convenience store. The Herald is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Leave your items outside... Full story

 

NBC School District Awards Contracts, Considers Revising Financing

The April meeting of the Northern Bedford County School District was held virtually on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the school board met via Zoom video communications, an online conferencing platform. This platform allowed...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    April 30, 2020

C-K School District Board Trying to Make Graduation 'A Special One'

The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board held its April meeting by video conference on April 1. During the meeting, the board reappointed Michelle Smithmyer and Darren McLaurin as the district representatives to the Blair County Tax Collection Commission....

 

Taylor Township Supervisor Offers Criticism of Office Expenses; Other Two Supervisors Respond

Editor’s Note: The Herald received the following letter from Bill Replogle, who is a Taylor Township supervisor. This letter contains criticisms of township personnel and personnel policies. Because this is an important matter brought to the...

 

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., MIÉRCOLE 29 DE ABRIL...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 27:42-44 Acts 28:1-4 Acts 28:5-6 Acts 28:7-10 Acts 28:11-16 Acts 14:8-18 St. Mark 16:15-20 The ship has run aground and been destroyed, but the people have all gotten to...

 

'Reopening' of Pennsylvania Planned to Begin in Early May

Note: This information is accurate as of 10:15 a.m., April 29, 2020. On April 17, Gov. Tom Wolf outlined the standards the administration will use for reopening and on April 20. The governor announced a target date of May 8 for the beginning of...

 

Pennsylvania's Planned Re-Opening Phases Explained

On April 17, Gov. Tom Wolf outlined the standards the administration will use for reopening and on April 20. The governor announced a target date of May 8 for the beginning of phased reopening and easing of restrictions. Currently, all of...

 

Clouds Hover Above W-burg

Morrisons Cove Herald photographer Gary M. Baranec recently shot the above cloud cover from Wertz Road, located outside of Williamsburg....

 

La Comisión Asesora del Gobernador Sobre Asuntos Latinos Alienta A La Comunidad Latina A Mantenerse A Salvo Durante La Pandemia Covid-19

La Comisión Asesora del Gobernador sobre Asuntos Latinos (CAGAL) fue creada para asesorar al gobernador en los problemas que enfrenta la creciente comunidad latina en Pensilvania. Durante esta pandemia, la comisión ha estado trabajando para asegura...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 30, 2020

Williamsburg High School Set To Graduate Thirty-Four Students

During last week’s Williamsburg School District School Board meeting, facilitated by Zoom video software, the list of 34 graduates was presented and approved. With the COVID-19 pandemic, graduation ceremonies will look different this year. Accordin...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    April 30, 2020

Ask the Williamsburgers

Another week of lockdown in the books, and for my sister Julie and I, it was another week of staying at home and binge-watching some of our old and new favorites. This week’s question stems from those binge watching moments – If you were...

 

Youngster Shoots First Turkey

Eviana Forshey, 8, shot her first turkey on April 25, the first day of turkey season. The gobbler weighed in at 22 pounds with a 9.5-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. Eviana is the daughter of Matt and...

 

St. Luke's Lutheran Church to Hand Out Meals Every Friday

Because of the success of its giveaway last week, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Roaring Spring will continue with weekly food giveaways from 2 to 5 p.m. every Friday for the time being. The meals that St. Luke’s received from the state last week...

 

Penn State Extension Offering Web-Based Seminar on Ag H-2A Visa Program

The Penn State Extension will present a townhall-style web-based seminar May 7 to assist Pennsylvania agricultural stakeholders who rely on the H-2A visa program for temporary workers to operate their businesses. The session, from 6:30 p.m. to 8...

 

NFIB Releases Study of Coronavirus Impact on Small Businesses

The NFIB Research Center released the following data April 2 on the impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses: The NFIB Research Center’s latest survey on the current impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on small business shows continued...

 

National Day of Prayer on May 1 To Feature Drive-In Event in H-burg

Due to the coronavirus, Blair County’s 69th annual National Day of Prayer event this year will be a drive-in event. The event will begin at noon on Thursday, May 7, at the Legion Park, N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg. The theme is “Pray God’s...

 

Pa. Confirms First Spotted Lanternfly Hatch; Urges Vigilance

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today reported the first confirmed Spotted Lanternfly hatch of the year. The first-instar nymph was located by a USDA employee April 20 in the University...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    April 30, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

My son, Bob, is a better hunter than I am. This has become increasingly evident during the spring when he has managed to kill gobblers almost every spring for the past 10 years without having much...

 

Blair Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony Postponed

The Blair County Sports Hall of Fame’s 19th banquet and induction ceremony, scheduled for May 2, has been postponed until Jan. 23, 2021, due to the coronavirus. The hall’s board of directors made the decision. “The board felt we no choice,...

 

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates on Driver Licenses, ID Cards, and Learner's Permits

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced May 1 that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, and learner’s permits, will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19...

 

'Bells Across Pennsylvania' Planned in Hollidaysburg

Joseph Dodson, mayor of the Borough of Hollidaysburg, has issued a proclamation in support of “Bells Across Pennsylvania Day,” an initiative of the Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association which will take place on Sunday, May 3. The threefold...

 

Good coping strategies can help manage stress caused by pandemic, notes educator

The COVID-19 pandemic is drawing even more attention to the importance of mental health and well-being as people adapt to changing daily routines, worry about health and finances, and face an uncertain future. “Even though it is temporary, the...

 

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