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Public Notices May 2, 2019

Advertisements for Bids Sealed proposals will be received by the Huston Township of Blair County at 1230 Piney Creek Rd., Martinsburg, PA 16662 until 7 p.m. on May 13, 2019 for the following: Item 1, 770 Ton Warm Mix Scratch and Leveling Course,... Full story

 

I Know What I Like

"I like believing in what I want to Don't like no one to tell me what to do." Those lyrics from the 1987 hit song "I Know What I Like" by Huey Lewis and the News sum up a feeling we all experience,...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"The Night Agent," by Matthew Quirk, is a political thriller introducing Peter Sutherland, a junior FBI Agent. Peter lives in the shadow of his father, a former FBI counterintelligence chief accused...

 

Letters to the Editor

BAUGHMAN FOR BEDFORD COMMISSIONER To the Editor: I am writing in support of Deb Baughman for Bedford County Commissioner. One of Deb’s top priorities is making cell and high-speed internet service a reality in all rural Bedford County. There are...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: On behalf of the Rails to Trails of Central PA board of directors, I would like to invite all candidates for Blair County commissioner to save the date for a Recreation Roundtable on May 14, 2019, at 7 p.m. The purpose of the Recreatio...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Over a month has passed since my last letter regarding our national sovereignty and little has changed. The border with Mexico is more porous than ever with many migrants, mostly from central America, coming into the US every day. The...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: In April, the United States Postal Service annually promotes National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to take notice of this annual campaign to help the postal service eliminate dangerous and costly dog...

 

Herald States Policy For Candidate Election Signs

The Herald would like to remind readers, customers and advertisers that the Herald does not endorse candidates in elections. Any information published by the Herald about a candidate will be standard information provided by the candidate or publicly... Full story

 

Guest Commentary

By TERRENCE TOMASSETTI Commissioner Blair County Late last month, Moody’s Investors Services downgraded Blair County’s bond rating from A1 to A2. This downgrade affects the county’s approximate $31 million in outstanding debt. There are a numbe...

 

Candidates Asked to Submit Their Answers

The Morrisons Cove Herald will be publishing information about candidates appearing on the May 21 Primary Election in the May 16 edition of the Herald. Any candidate for a Cove-area office is asked to send answers to the following questions to the He... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Lifestyles    May 2, 2019

4-H Still Strong and Changing with Times

Since 1902, the 4-H Club has been attracting kids aged 8 to 18 who want to learn while enjoying the teamwork of like-minded people. With more than six million members nationwide and 160 in Blair and...

 

Spring Cove Should Keep Playing 'ReggieBall'

The motto for Central Dragon basketball is, “We Play ReggieBall.” How much longer the Dragons continue to use that phrase may be decided on Tuesday, May 21. That evening, at 6 o’clock in the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium in Roaring...

 

The Cove at the End of the Rainbow

Herald Publisher Allan J. Bassler spotted this rainbow while driving near Freedom Junction on Tuesday, April 30. The sun came out after a rainy day, projecting a large rainbow that looks like it is...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 2, 2019

NE Man Jailed for Sexual Assault of Two Minors

A New Enterprise man has been jailed after police charged him with multiple counts of sexually abusing and threatening two minors over a 17-year span. Stephen John Beegle, 45, faces more than 100 felo...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Billboard to Be Erected Near M-burg

Lamar Advertising Co., which has a local office in Duncansville, began preparations on Monday, April 29, to erect an approximate 10-1/2-foot-wide by 22-foot-wide billboard just west of Martinsburg... Full story

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 2, 2019

Spring Cove Enjoys Annual STEM Night

Spring Cove held its second annual Elementary STEM Night on Thursday, April 25, at the Spring Cove Middle School in Roaring Spring. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the...

 

SANDY K. (BRANTNER) CROWNOVER

Sandy K. Crownover, 78, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening, April 27, 2019, at The Village. A funeral... Full story

 

STEPHEN A. 'STEVE' SHOVER

Stephen A. “Steve” Shover, 63, of Duncansville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family. A funeral was held on Saturday, April 27, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Roaring Spring. Pastor... Full story

 

IDA DICKEN

Ida Dicken, 90, of Claysburg, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at home. A funeral was held on Tuesday, April 30, at Claysburg Bible Church, Imler. Pastor Keith Showalter officiat... Full story

 

Evan Cottle on Dean's List at Central Penn

Evan Cottle, of Hopewell, has been named to the Central Penn College dean's list for the winter 2019 term. Cottle is currently majoring in paralegal. To qualify for the designation at the Summerdale college in Cumberland County, an undergraduate...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Republican Club to Host Debate

The Morrisons Cove Blair County Republican Club will host a Blair County commissioners debate from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 6, at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 2, 2019

More Than 100 Spectators Enjoy Plow Days

The Southern Cove Power Reunion Association held its annual Spring Plow Days & Tractor Show on Saturday, April 27, near New Enterprise. The event had been postponed on April 20 because of rain. Ap... Full story

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 2, 2019

Red Hat Society Holds 15th Luncheon

Various area chapters of The Red Hat Society gathered for a luncheon on April 10 at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. A total of 220 women attended. This was a very colorful luncheon with red and...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Blair County Dairy Pageant Set for May 18 in W-burg

The 2019 Blair County Dairy Princess Pageant will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Williamsburg. The pageant will serve as an introduction to the 2019-20 Blair County Dairy Promotion team, as well as...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Curry Supply Division Gets State Rail Grant of $700,000

Four rail infrastructure projects in Blair County, including one for a Cove company, will receive a total of nearly $3.5 million in grants from the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT), according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30th) and...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Herald Print Subscribers Get Free Access to Online Edition

The Herald is reminding readers that it now publishes an online version. The online version of the Herald is free to all those who purchase print subscriptions. Those who live outside the Cove community and who have experienced mail delays may now... Full story

 

Fresh Flowers for the Season

Suzanne Musselman, an employee at Bridenbaugh Farm Market, Martinsburg, sets flowers out in preparation for the store's opening on Wednesday, May 1. Currently the store features flowers, hanging... Full story

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 30, 2009 Almost five years since a $1 million renovation project at Memorial Park was approved, the facility’s elevator is finally operational. President Luanne Eckenrode was happy to say that inspectors recently visited the park...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 28, 1994 Street work around the square in Martinsburg is continuing this week with paving to be finished by Monday, weather permitting. IA Construction of Concordville, Delaware County, is under contract with PennDOT for the work,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 1, 1969 Negotiations are in progress which, if completed, will result in the properties of the Combined Paper Mills, Inc., including the Bare Mill at Roaring Spring. being acquired by the National Cash Register Company of Dayton, Ohio....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 4, 1944 An interesting account of a Marine’s successful hitch-hiking trip from California to Pennsylvania is given below and wil have added interest as the young man was formerly from the Cove. Pfc. George Kauffman is this Marine. He...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 2, 1919 The public schools everywhere are drawing to a close, many already having finished their work. Our local schools too will soon close after another year of successful work. The plans for the various functions incident to the...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 26, 1894 No paper was published this week because of the editor was in Lancaster County attending the funeral of his sister. The following news items were gleaned from other issues of the Herald around this time. The threat of a...

 
 By KIM JARRETT    News    May 2, 2019

Audit Finds $4.25 Billion Diverted from Roads, Bridges

More than $4.25 billion was diverted from Pennsylvania’s Motor License Fund to the State Police over the past six years, according to a report by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, leaving the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation without...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Nat'l Average Gas Price Hits New 2019 High

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is six cents more expensive this week at $3.099 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Most Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states are seeing large jumps at the pump...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Sheetz Food Wins Notice in Survey

Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family owned and operated convenience store chains for more than 65 years, was named “Best Regional Fast Food” by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards on April 19. Chosen by a panel of ex...

 

Cross of Lilies

This cross of lilies is an Easter tradition at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg celebrating Christ's resurrection. All of the lilies are donated by the congregation's members in honor of or...

 

Special Easter Get-Together

On Saturday, April 13, a special Easter get-together was held by the Blair Foundation Christian Foster Care Agency. at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. Lunch was provided for Foster...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    News    May 2, 2019

Ten Qualities to Look for in an Agriculture Lender: Ag Choice

The borrower-lender relationship is an important one, especially if you're in the agricultural industry. As you are looking for financing for that next tractor, piece of property or home on acreage,...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Cove Relay Plans Bingo Event at Park

The Relay For Life of the Cove will host a “Cinco De Mayo”-themed multi-vendor bingo on Sunday, May 5, at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park banquet hall. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and bingo will begin at 2:30 p.m.. Admission will include 12...

 

Busy Week for NB Track, Field

Northern Bedford’s boys’ track and field squad improved to 8-2 overall with home wins over Williamsburg, 114-1/2 to 28-1/2, and Juniata Valley 93-56 on April 22. Ian Zimmerman once again starred for the Panthers, winning four events. The...

 

Frederick's Bat, Arm Aid WHS

The Williamsburg softball team improved to 6-5 on the season after winning two of three games during the past week. Mo Valley 5, WHS 4 The host Damsels held off Williamsburg for a 5-4 win on April...

 

Lady Bulldogs Win 10th of Season

Two more victories during the past week pushed the Claysburg-Kimmel softball team to 10-2 on the season. C-K 9, Portage 4 The Lady Bulldogs earned a 9-4, come-from-behind victory over visiting Portage on April 22. Trailing 4-1, C-K scored once in...

 

NB Defeats Forbes Road, Mc-Burg

The Northern Bedford softball team won two of three games during the past week, improving its record to 7-4 on the season. B-A 4, NB 1 At Bellwood-Antis on April 22, the Lady Blue Devils broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the third and one in the...

 

Furious Rally Lifts CKHS by MU

The Claysburg-Kimmel baseball team improved to 8-6 overall following two victories during the past week. C-K 9, Mt. Union 8 Trailing 8-0 heading into the last of the seventh inning against visiting Mount Union on April 23, the Bulldogs strung...

 

Panthers Blank McConnellsburg

Northern Bedford dropped two of three games in the past two weeks in high school baseball action. The Panthers slipped to 4-6 through their first 10 games. Everett 5, NB 0 At home on April 16, Northern Bedford was shut out 5-0 by Everett. The...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 2, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

By May 12 last spring, the score with spring turkeys was gobblers – 12, me – 0. That Saturday I had my son, Bob, with me. We set up on a knob where I’d been hearing a gobbler. I hoped that Bob could turn the tables on him. However, the woods...

 

Dragons' Struggles Continue in Baseball

It turned out to be another tough week for the Central Dragon baseball team. The Dragons fell to Bellwood-Antis in a non-league game before losing to both Bald Eagle Area and Bellefonte in Mountain League action. B-A 6, CHS 3 Central got solid...

 

CHS Spikers Lose Twice

The Central Dragon volleyball team dropped a pair of home contests last week. Forest Hill 3, CHS 1 On April 23, Forest Hills left Martinsburg with a 25-17, 14-25, 25-11, 26-24 victory. Sam Moyer registered 19 service points to pace the Central server...

 

'Solid Week Overall' for CHS Softball Team

The Central Lady Dragons won two of their three Mountain Conference games last week, improving their record to 7-5 on the season. The girls sandwiched victories over Tyrone and Bellefonte around a loss to Bald Eagle Area. CHS 2, Tyrone 1 On April...

 

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