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Public Notices

Notice Pursuant to §128.85 of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Title 7 regulations, GROWMARK FS, LLC. hereby gives notice of ground application of "Restricted Use Pesticides" for the protection of agricultural crops in municipalities in... Full story

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Police Searching for Vehicle in Hit-and-Run

The Pennsylvania State Police is requesting the assistance from the operator of a 2016 to 2018 white Toyota RAV4 to help with the investigation of a hit-and-run on Thursday, April 18, in Roaring... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 9, 2019

Martinsburg Woman Accused of Faking Robbery at Golf World

A Martinsburg woman has been arrested after police said she faked a robbery to cover up for money she stole from her employer. According to charges filed by Blair Township Police, Brandi L. Ferry, 27, called police on Jan. 6 to report she had been...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 9, 2019

Woodbury Borough Seeking Inspector of Elections for Upcoming May Primary

Woodbury Borough Council is looking for a majority inspector of elections to replace Betty Harclerode for the upcoming primary election on May 21. During the Monday, May 6, regular meeting, councilmembers learned the following duties of a majority...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Herald Sets Deadlines for May 30 Issue

The Herald would like to alert its readers and advertisers to the early deadlines that have been set for the Thursday, May 30, edition. All forms of advertising – classified, legal notice, regular display and back page – will be due in the... Full story

 

Newly Painted Dragon

Volunteers are currently spending time sprucing up Acorn Cove Playpark at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Above, the faded dragon that had been overlooked for years has a fresh coat of paint. On...

 

CONNIE M. WORLEY

Connie M. Worley, 73, of Duncansville, passed away on Tuesday evening, April 30, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral was held on Saturday, May 4, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc.,... Full story

 

RUTH E. CREPS

Ruth E. Creps, 91, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of North Woodbury Township, rural Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, May 7, 2019, at the home. At Ruth’s request there will be no public service and a pr... Full story

 

RONALD E. KAUFFMAN

Ronald Eugene Kauffman, 80, of Ashburn, Virginia, died on Friday, April 12, 2019, after an extended illness. He was born on Oct. 1, 1938, in Henrietta, a son of the late John A. and Flora Ketner Kauffman. Ron was a 1957 graduate of Morrison Cove High... Full story

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Fairview Cemetery Association Board

The Martinsburg Fairview Cemetery Association held its annual meeting on April 29. Members of the cemetery board are (from left): Front row: George Bridenbaugh, Dave Stern, Chuck Kensinger and Bill...

 

Bedford Dairy Promotion Team

The Bedford County Dairy Princess Committee will hold a coronation ceremony for four young women who will be serving as the Dairy Promotion team. They are (from left): Mary Stenning and Denae...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 9, 2019

Roaring Spring Man Jailed For Theft at Friend's Home

A Roaring Spring man is in jail after police say he stole cash, guns and jewelry from a friend's home. According to State Police in Hollidaysburg, Wade A. Rhodes, 32, was "house sitting" for his...

 

Baseball Team Helps Improve Park

On Monday, May 6, volunteers from the Central High School baseball team, along with coaches A.J. Hoenstine and Joe Logan, volunteered their time after practice to move two truck loads of mulch into...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Pa. State Police Honor Sacrifice of Fallen Troopers at May 2 Memorial Ceremony

Hundreds of active-duty and retired Pennsylvania State Police troopers from throughout the commonwealth gathered with friends, family, and community members on May 2 at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey to remember those who died in th...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

State Police Academy Graduates 103 Troopers

Acting Commissioner Robert Evanchick announced May 3 that 103 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops. The men and women represent the 155th graduating cadet class. The ceremony was the culmination...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Health, Welfare Council to Meet

The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. May 17, at The Arc of Blair County. This will be the annual year-end meeting of the council, so there will be no guest speaker. The budget and the officers will be reviewed...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

Could you forgive your daughter's killer, even if he was your son? Leigh Huyett, a divorce lawyer, knows all too well that many second marriages are doomed to fail. Yet five years in, she and Peter...

 

Po's Peek at the Past By Dave Potchak

The employment ad in the newspaper caught my eye immediately. And, after a particularly nerve-wracking week trying to teach middle school science kids, I thought, "What the heck, I'm going to give...

 

Letters to the Editor

BRUCE KELLEY for BLAIR COMMISSIONER To the Editor: As we near election day, one of the most important races is for Blair County commissioner. I am proud to offer my support to Bruce Kelley. Bruce’s 14 years of experience on Altoona City Council...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 7, 2009 Two area police departments viewed first hand the latest technology that can save officers a lot of headaches when dealing with prosecution and at the same time improve officer safety. James Coleman, sales representative for Dig...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 5, 1994 Morrisons Cove Memorial Park raised $10,000 for the park’s building fund at the 11th annual Celebration Dinner on April 30. Paulette Woomer, park administrator, said 138 friends of the park gathered to support the park and...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 8, 1969 Nason Hospital increased its room rates by $3 a day, effective May1. This put the cost of a day in the hospital at $29 for a bed in a four-bed room and $30 for a two-bed room. nason Hospital calls both the four-bed and the...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 11, 1944 One of the worst storms in years passed over Morrisons Cove Wednesday afternoon between 4 and 6 o’clock, leaving a trail of damage hard to estimate. The storm was approximately two miles in width, and Bakers Summit was in...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 11, 1919 Councilman and Mrs. I. E. Brumbaugh on Saturday evening entertained a number of young people at a reception in honor of their son, Sergeant Earl Brumbaugh, who arrived home Saturday morning after 16 months spent on the battlefi...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 3, 1894 The first commencement of the Martinsburg Public School was held on May 1 at the Martinsburg Methodist Episcopal Church, with a graduating class consisting of five women and two men. All the graduates had an active role in the...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

The Herald Announces Special Primary Election Section

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

 
 By Lee H. Hamilton    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Other Voices – What Would Make Congress Better?

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking to a group of students and decided to start with a point-blank question: Is Congress doing a good job? There were perhaps 100 people in the room, and not a single one raised his or her hand. So I asked the questio...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Herald States Policies Regarding Candidate 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...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 9, 2019

SC Historial Group 'Historian of the Year'

The Bedford County Historical Society recognized the Southern Cove Historical Group as its Historian of the Year during its annual History Banquet on April 27 at the Hall at Kinton's Knob in Bedford....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 9, 2019

Police Asking for Help in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Roaring Spring

Crime Solvers of Blair County and the Pennsylvania State Police in Hollidaysburg are asking for the help to solve a fatal hit and run along Nason Drive in Roaring Spring. John R. Garner, 64, was treated at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center on the...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Pa. Ag Sec'y to Speak at Farmers Breakfast May 16

State Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) will host Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding at a farmer’s breakfast Thursday, May 16. Held at The Bistro at The Village Green, the free breakfast is open to area farmers and those with...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Armed Forces Day to Be Celebrated on May 18

Armed Forces Day will be celebrated on Saturday, May 18, at the Wall That Heals at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center on Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona. The program will honor women veterans, and each woman veteran will receive a pin. Displays by...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Herald Print Subscribers Get Free Online Access

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...

 

SC Wins Mt. League Tournament

The Spring Cove junior high softball team, coached by Wade Heuston, took first place at the Mountain League Junior High Softball Tournament on Saturday, April 27, at State College. The team went...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 9, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Like this year's spring weather, last spring's was generally not proper for effective fly-fishing for trout. However, when weather and water conditions were appropriate, I hit the water with mixed...

 

High School Softball Report

The Central Lady Dragon softball team won two of its three games last week, raising its record to 9-6 on the season. CHS 19, Huntingdon 3 On April 29, Central traveled to Huntingdon (1-9) and pummeled the Lady Bearcats 19-3 in five innings. Central...

 

Spring Cove Youth Baseball

The Major League standings as of May 5 are: W L Cure FA 3 0 Ritchey’s Dairy 2 0 Cove Lumber 1 2 True Value 2 2 Home Care 0 4 Scores: Cure FA 14, Cove Lumber 2 Cove Lumber 3, Home Care 2 Cure FA 5, True Value 4 Ritchey’s Dairy 14, True Value 2...

 

3 Area Gymnasts at Nationals

Uzelac Gymnastics, which has facilities in Duncansville and Johnstown, has announced that three gymnasts will represent Pennsylvania on the national level. Ellen Kennedy of East Freedom and Malia...

 

Hunter Takes Deer in Ohio; Wins First Place at Expo

Chuck Yoder of Brevard, North Carolina, who is married to the former Jamie Harker of Martinsburg, shot this 19-point deer with archery while hunting in Adams County, Ohio, on Nov. 7, 2018. Yoder then...

 

5K/2-Mile Walk Set for May 18 in W-burg

A 5K race/2-mile walk will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Lower Trail in Williamsburg. The event will start at 9 a.m. and will be sponsored by the Williamsburg Community High School Careers in Health Club. Prizes will be awarded. Participants...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Having been forbidden from the attraction of the fish pool in their front yard, my grandson Logan, age 6, folded his arms over the top of the small woven fence around it and began to imitate a toad's...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Municipal

Harassment State Police, Hollidaysburg, have charged James Bywater, 40, of Bedford, with harassment. On April 30, police were called to the parking lot of the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Roaring Spring,...

 

Lines By Lee

Have you ever longed for "the good old days"? I thought so. Me too! Did you know that the phrase "good old days" comes directly from the Scriptures? Have you ever thought about why we wish we could...

 

Thought for the Week

Barnabas and Paul have now parted company. Barnabas goes to the sea and journeys to Cyprus, his home country. We hear no more of him in the Book of Acts, but that is not necessarily negative. We only...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 9, 2019

Geeseytown-Newry Lutheran Parish Names Interim Minister

The Newry Lutheran Church held a fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, to aid two children with medical issues. Many bake goods including cream puffs, coconut cream pie, Rice Krispie treats, hot dogs and more were sold. There also were a variety of...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 9, 2019

Woodbury Twp. Begins Process to Approve Nuisance Ordinance

Solicitor Dave Pertile gave Woodbury Township supervisors a draft of the updated nuisance ordinance during the regular meeting Thursday, May 2. Pertile said the last nuisance ordinance was written in 1972, and called the new ordinance “a really...

 

Williamsburg's Royalty

Williamsburg High School held its prom on Friday, May 3, at the Altoona Grand Hotel. Shown are (from left): Junior Court members Saxton Smith and Dylan James; First Runner-up Jay Clark, Second...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

W. Pa. Gas Prices Up Slightly As Inventory Builds

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is a penny more expensive this week at $3.103 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Gasoline made moderate fluctuations across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states....

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Some young people only see Williamsburg as a slowly dying town. What more need to realize that back in the day, Williamsburg was a happening place with many fun and interesting places to see and go. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg ...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Run For Your Life Race The WHS Careers in Health Club is sponsoring a 5K race/two-mile walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Lower Trail, Williamsburg. Prizes will be given throughout the race. There is an entrance fee. Those who register...

 

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