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Public Notices

Public Notice Notice of Pesticide Application: Nutrien Ag Solutions of Tyrone, PA is giving notice to make ground applications on agriculture crops during the next 30 days in Armstrong, Allegheny, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Beaver, Cambria, Centre,...

 

LONG RANGE By C. J. Box

"Long Range" is number 20 in the Joe Pickett series by C. J. Box. Joe Pickett is a Wyoming Fish and Game warden stationed in Twelve Sleep County. At the beginning of "Long Range," Joe finds himself...

 

Let's Keep the Tent Big and the Door Open

By ALLAN J. BASSLER Publisher I had two calls last week that got me thinking. One person was upset that the Herald is publishing articles in Spanish. She didn’t accept my explanation that the Herald is publishing information about the coronavirus t...

 

Corn Planting to Start Soon

No Herald on file for May 9, 1895. These items are from preceding weeks: The Farmers were busy preparing their ground for corn planting. Bellwood citizens organized a vigilance committee for the purpose of putting down the hoodlum element in that...

 

38-inch Muskie

Herald of May 14, 1970 Eighty-nine employees of the prestress concrete plant of the New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc., went on strike Thursday. On the same day, a large storage barn on the NES&L property at Plum Creek was destroyed by fire....

 

New Front Porch

Herald of May 14, 1920 Plans are nearing completion for Memorial Day. Committees to have charge of the various parts of the program were named. H.H. Lykens is to be the master of ceremonies and C. Guy Barley named chief marshal of the parade....

 

90 Flags to Fly in M-burg

Herald of May 11, 1994 Martinsburg Borough Council learned that 90 U.S. Flags would be placed on utility poles along Market and Allegheny streets for the Memorial Day and July 4 holidays, provided by D. Merl Tipton VFW Post 43. Police Chief Richard...

 

Fresh Air Kids to Visit

Herald of May 17, 1945 Pvt. John Robert Morgan, former Martinsburg plumber who the latter part of December was reported as missing in action in France, has been a prisoner of the Germans, and on Feb. 22 was still confined to a prison camp somewhere...

 

New Municipal Building

Herald of May 13, 2010 Heavy equipment was already on site Friday morning, May 7, when officials joined W. Gene Henry in ground-breaking ceremonies for a new Martinsburg municipal building along Woodlawn Avenue. Mr. Henry is privately funding...

 

Gov. Wolf's May 11 Remarks on Staying the Course, Following the Law

Editor’s Note: The Herald believes in letting people speak for themselves, in their own voices. This applies to residents of the Cove and elected officials whose decisions can affect the Cove. Whether we agree or disagree with the words being...

 

A Warning to All

To the Editor: Thank you for keeping us updated with statistics on the coronavirus pandemic. I believe this coronavirus is a warning to all of us. A warning for unbelievers to get saved, because the tribulation will be much worse than any virus!...

 

'The Wall that Heals' Coming to Bedford

To the Editor: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is still on schedule to bring “The Wall That Heals” to Bedford County beginning with the escort on July 21. The county is still in need of volunteers to serve as ambassadors and for people to...

 

DEATH RECORD

CLARK – Roy Harvey, 84, Bakers Summit FAUST – John A., 59, New Enterprise HAMMOND JR. – Thaddeus R., 85, Martinsburg PLEACHER – Ethel L., 95, Roaring Spring SMITH – Rev. William C., 83, formerly of York...

 

ROY HARVEY CLARK

Roy Harvey Clark, 84, of Bakers Summit, passed away on Saturday morning, May 9, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 26, 1936, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of the late...

 

JOHN A. FAUST

John A. Faust, 59, of New Enterprise, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Altoona. He was born on May 31, 1960, in Altoona, son of the la...

 

THADDEUS R. HAMMOND JR.

Thaddeus R. "Honey" Hammond Jr., 85, of Martinsburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. He was born on Feb. 10, 1935, in Patton, son of the late Thaddeus R. Sr. and Enna (Ross)...

 

ETHEL L. PLEACHER

Ethel L. Pleacher, 95, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born on Feb. 23, 1925, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Irvin R. and Hattie (Burket) Neterer. She was...

 

REV. WILLIAM C. SMITH

The Rev. William C. “Bill” Smith, formerly of York, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 9:33 a.m., with family at his side, at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community at the age of 83. He was the loving husband...

 

Deadline Notice For Obituaries In May 28 Issue

The deadline for all obituaries to appear in the Thursday, May 28, issue, will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22. Obituaries may be sent to [email protected] For more information, please contact the Herald office at (814) 793-2144. The... Full story

 

Inkwell to Meet Via Zoom June 2

The monthly meeting of the Inkwell will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, via Zoom. Guest speaker award-winning author Abigail Drake will conduct the live-stream workshop “How to Make the Most of the Marketing Opportunities Hidden Inside Your...

 

Construction at Claysburg Park

Joe Stewart, a worker with Altoona-based BCS Construction, uses a laser level Monday, May 11, after while constructing a handicap-accessible walkway at the Claysburg Area Community Park. It's part of...

 

PennDOT to Use Existing Photos for Customers to Renew License, ID Cards

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday, May 12, that it will use existing photos on file for customers who renew their driver’s license and identification card. “Using a customer’s existing photo will help limit the...

 

Send Us Your Photo Headline

Don Knisely cuts grass in a light rain on Monday afternoon, May 11, at Golf World driving range in Duncansville. The Herald is asking readers to submit a headline to go with this caption. The photo...

 

Penn State Extension Educator Offers Tips To Help Families Stretch Their Dollars

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on many aspects of life, including family finances. The good news is that people can weather this current financial storm by finding small ways to save money, according to a Penn State Extension...

 

Clappers Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

Joseph Jr. and Dolores Clapper of Hopewell celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Joseph married the former Dolores Batzel on May 5, 1950, in Winchester, Va. The couple...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vernon and Louise (Zimmerman) Garman of Martinsburg are the parents of a daughter, Beverly Rose Garman, born at 3:02 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020, at home. Beverly Rose has two siblings: Austin...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 14, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

A month ago, I wrote that the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania (USP) was continuing to back the research of Dr. Frank Bastian and that Bastian's work needs financial support. When the PA Department o...

 

'Wildlife on WiFi' Brings Outdoors Home

While school buildings won’t reopen before the academic year ends, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is bringing wildlife education straight to students’ homes through a remote-learning campaign known as Wildlife on WiFi. The campaign launched...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Last week had its share of surprises. The first wonder came on Monday, May 4, when Lofty Heights arrived unannounced with all their equipment and tools to take down five dying scotch pines in our...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 14, 2020

Military Preservation Association Plans Display in New Enterprise

On Saturday, May 2, the weather seemed to cooperate and lifted the spirit of folks in the Cove despite the continuation of COVID-19 hanging in the shadows. Thomas Gray was meeting up with some...

 

Claysburg Foundation Buys iPads for 60 CKHS Seniors

Due to the uncertain economic times, the Claysburg Education Foundation has decided to purchase iPads for each of the 60 graduating seniors at Claysburg-Kimmel High School at a total cost of $9,000. Each year the Claysburg-Kimmel School District...

 

Registration Ope for STEM Program

Claysburg’s Virtual Summer STEM and Arts program is now on-line and available for registration. There are no fees this year. The teachers and group organizing it have some great ideas for the summer months. To register, visit ww...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    May 14, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Thursday, May 7, was National Day of Prayer. People of all denominations were invited to come together in prayer. Locally, the Southern Cove Ministerium organized a drive-in prayer event at the Woodbury Church of the Brethren that evening at 7 p.m....

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    May 14, 2020

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 28:17-22 Acts 28:22-25 Acts 28:25-29 Acts 28:30-31 I Corinthians 3:21-4:2 St. Matthew 25:14-23 St. John 21:15-23 Luke wrote his Gospel so Christ could be seen and known ...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    May 14, 2020

New Life Alliance Church Offers Drive-In Sunday Worship Services

Churches in the Cove are being creative in finding ways to meet as believers in Christ while remaining safe by distancing themselves. New Life Alliance Church in East Freedom has been having drive-in...

 

St. Luke's Church to Hand Out Meals

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. This week, the church will give away vegetable soup and ham sandwiches. The church also will have half gallons...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    Life    May 14, 2020

AgChoice Farm Credit

On March 18, 2020, and March 20, 2020, the Department of Treasury and the IRS issued Notices 2020-17 and 2020-18 effectively postponing the due date for both filing Federal income tax returns and...

 

Produce Auctions Resume

Morrisons Cove Wholesale Produce Auction is open for business. Growers and buyers are welcome to the 2020 auction season. Fans who attended the May 7 auction wore masks and were anxiously bidding on...

 

Online Newsletter Provides Updates, Recommendations on Spotted Lanternfly

A new online newsletter offered by Penn State Extension will give readers “the scoop” on the spotted lanternfly. The Penn State Extension and Pa. Dept. of Agriculture added Blair and Huntingdon counties to the lanternfly quarantine zone this...

 

Extension Offers Strategy Series

Agricultural businesses are invited to learn more about customer perspectives, marketing, merchandising strategies, and customer service through Penn State Extension’s Under the Ground series. Under the Ground is an annual subscription-based...

 

New Owners at Cove Flooring

Cove Flooring in Martinsburg is under new ownership and a new name. Cordell and Cara Ebersole (left) are the new owners of Cove Flooring & Design LLC, having taken over from Chuck and Sue...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    May 14, 2020

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. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

 

Blair and Bedford Counties to Move to Coronavirus 'Yellow Phase' on May 15

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that 13 Pennsylvania counties, including Blair and Bedford counties, will move to the "Yellow Phase" of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 15. Those...

 

Gov. Wolf to Pa.: We Must Stay the Course, We Must Follow the Law

Gov. Tom Wolf on May 11 reminded Pennsylvanians that the state’s actions to stop the spread of COVID-19 are working and that residents must “stay the course and follow the law or there will be negative consequences.” “Pennsylvanians are...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    May 14, 2020

Cove Sends 'Sailors Stuck at Sea' 22 Boxes of Donations

For the past two weeks, the Herald has been collecting items to be shipped to some of our U.S. sailors stuck at sea due to COVID-19 restrictions. Space for personal items is very limited so most...

 

Taylor Township Man Charged with Multiple Thefts

Luke Allen Ickes, 30, of Taylor Township, is in the Blair County Prison awaiting a preliminary hearing on several felony charges. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, the residence...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    May 14, 2020

Greenfield Township Reports Revenue Decline Due to Virus

Greenfield Township could face $95,000 in revenue loss due to COVID-19, according to preliminary calculations by Arlene Kuntz, township secretary-treasurer. The financial figures for the March through June 2020 timeframe were presented at the board...

 

Condados De Blair, Bedford Se Mudará A 'amarillo' El 15 De Mayo

El gobernador de Pensilvania Tom Wolf ha anunciado que 13 condados de Pensilvania, incluidos los condados de Blair y Bedford, pasarán a la "Fase Amarilla" de reapertura a las 12:01 a.m. del viernes 15 de mayo. Esos condados que se mudan a la Fase...

 

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus de nuevo. * La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. Esta información viene de...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    May 14, 2020

Fire Strikes Sottile's Hobby Car Sales Near Martinsburg

The Martinsburg and Roaring Spring volunteer fire departments responded to a fire in a shed at Bob & RJ Sottile's Hobby Car Corvettes, Inc., at 3936 Cove Mountain Road, around 5:39 p.m. Tuesday,...

 

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