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Public Notices

Meeting The regular June meeting of the Huston Township Supervisors will be held June 11, at 7:30 p.m. instead of June 4. The meeting will be at the township building. Invitation to bidders Northern Bedford County School District 2020/21 Milk and Bre...

 

Automobiles, Influenza and Covid-19: History Shows No Equivalency

Contrary to what some public figures have suggested, there is no equivalency between the coronavirus pandemic in the United States and its resulting deaths, versus deaths from automobile accidents...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

Being a teenager is hard enough. Now imagine being a teenager whose ex-girlfriend Sadie is insanely famous and had her dad dump you via text. Welcome to the life of Edwin Green. All he wants is to...

 

Lightning Strikes Steeple

Herald of May 16, 1895 The steeple of the Church of God in Martinsburg was struck by lightning and completely demolished during a terrific rain storm. The rafters and supports were shattered into thousands of pieces. The cupola was to be...

 

Wareham Barn Fire

Herald of May 21, 1970 Employees of Champion Home Builders Co. at Claysburg walked off the job at 3:30 p.m., Friday and have been on strike since then. The Spring Cove School Board adopted its 1970-71 budget by a split vote Monday night. Herbert...

 

Farmers Sell Wheat

Herald of May 21, 1920 The first baccalaureate service to be held in Bedford Hall in the college building was held in connection with the closing of the Morrisons Cove Vocational school on Sunday evening. Thomas H. McMaster, former well-known...

 

Police Get New Wheels

Herald of May 18, 1995 The Martinsburg Police Department purchased a 1994 Ford Crown Victoria at a cost of $15,897. The new vehicle would replace the department’s 1984 Mercury Grand Marquis. Mrs. Dorothy Shaw, volunteer in the Nason Hospital snack...

 

POW Released

Herald of May 24, 1945 Two frosts in one week is a record for the fourth week in May. Hail stones as large as hulled walnuts are said to have fallen and covered the ground in Fredericksburg. A fine monument is to be dedicated at the Consolidated...

 

3.25 Mill Increase

Herald of May 20, 1970 The Williamsburg School Board approved its proposed final budget to reflect a 3.25 mill increase on real estate tax. Four area baseball and softball teams will begin their quest for district gold today, May 20. The postseason...

 

DEATH RECORD

ELLIOTT – Wayne V., 90, resident at The Village of Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring FOUSE – John M., 90, rural Martinsburg MINGLE. – Richard A., 82, Hollidaysburg SNIDER – Audra C., 95, Martinsburg...

 

WAYNE V. ELLIOTT

Wayne V. Elliott, 90, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, May 16, 2020, at the home. He was born on May...

 

JOHN M. FOUSE

John M. Fouse, 90, of rural Martinsburg, passed away on Saturday morning, May 16, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born on Dec. 10, 1929, in Hesston, Huntingdon County,...

 

RICHARD A. MINGLE

Richard A “Dick” Mingle, 82, of Hollidaysburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at his residence. He was born on June 3, 1937, in Altoona, son of the late Marion D and Evelyn (Smith) Mingle. Surviving are his children: Marion, Richard Jr, Mic...

 

AUDRA C. SNIDER

Audra C. Snider, 95, of Martinsburg, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 13, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born on May 8, 1925, in East Sharpsburg, daughter of the late Harry Keagy and...

 

Pa. Encourages Electronic Real Estate Tax Filing

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is encouraging Pennsylvanians to take advantage of electronic filing options for their Pennsylvania personal income tax returns (PA-40s). Even though the deadline for filing 2019 tax returns has been extended...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 21, 2020

Woodbury Borough's Mayor Position Remains Open

Woodbury Borough Council met on Monday, May 4, at the Woodbury Area Community Center. All members utilized social distancing throughout the meeting. The office of mayor remains vacant. Two candidates are expected to attend the June council meeting....

 
 By Roseann Zimmerman    Life    May 21, 2020

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The newest storybook in my house is for children. The metaphoric story was written by Jeremiah Pent of Tennessee last year. In it, an orphan boy looks for a place to call home. On his journey, he meets various people who each give him a metaphor for...

 

Blood Donors Needed to Keep Supply Strong Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

In times of need, people come together to support one another. The American Red Cross is asking for healthy individuals to step up to help patients experiencing health crises by donating blood or platelets. As COVID-19 continues to affect everyday...

 

Dairy Princess Pageant Set for May 23

The Bedford County Dairy Promotion Committee will choose a 2020-21 Bedford County Dairy Princess on Saturday, May 23. Macy Walason (second from right) and Brooke Gouchnour (right) are the candidates...

 

Area Students Named to SRU Dean's List

Slippery Rock University has announced its dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. The dean’s list consists of SRU undergraduate students who earned an adjusted semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a schedule of at least 12...

 

Power Reunion Cancels Show

Due to COVID-19, the Southern Cove Power Reunion has cancelled its antique tractor show scheduled for Saturday, June 20, in New Enterprise. The Greater Pennsylvania Military Preservation Association had planned to hold a military education and...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    May 21, 2020

Lines by Lee

Late every summer we hear the term "back to school." There are back-to-school sales, band camps and fall sports practices. In some cases, parents are counting the days until the kids can return. Of...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    May 21, 2020

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Exodus 20:1-7. Leviticus 24:10-17 Isaiah 6:1-8 St. John 4:19-26 Isaiah 29:13 & St. Mark 7:6-8 Psalm 86:8-12 Revelation 5:9-13 I want to share today about something that distres...

 

The Practice of Choosing Confirmation Names

Various sects that fall under the umbrella of Christianity have their own unique traditions when it comes to the sacraments. Roman Catholics about to receive the sacrament of confirmation often are...

 

St. Luke's 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 spaghetti with meat sauce. The church also will have half gallons of local...

 

Portage Railroad, Other National Parks to Begin Re-opening

The National Park Service (NPS) Units of Western Pennsylvania announced May 15 that the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site near Cresson and the Flight 93 National Memorial will re-open. The opening is part of NPS beginning to increase...

 

Pa. Reminds Residents of Importance of U.S. Census

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin on May 15 reminded all Pennsylvanians to “be a good neighbor” and respond to the 2020 Census. “As we continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by practicing...

 

PennDOT: Highway Fatalities at New Low

PennDOT announced on May 14 that statewide highway fatalities reached a new low in 2019, dropping to 1,059, the lowest since record keeping began in 1928 and 131 less than in 2018. The number of unrestrained fatalities dropped from 398 in 2018 to...

 

Cuttin' Through the 'Rainge'

The Morrisons Cove Herald, in its May 14, 2020, edition, had asked readers to submit a headline to go with the above photo. Lee Kensinger of Martinsburg submitted the above headline to accompany the...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    May 21, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

By ALLAN J. BASSLER Publisher 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...

 

Preparing for (Possible) Pool Season

In preparation for a possible swimming season, volunteers on Friday, May 15, painted and cleaned the pools at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The chemicals for the pools were expected to...

 

Memorial Day Parades, Services Cancelled

The traditional three-day Memorial Day Weekend holiday, which unofficially begins the summer season, will be different in the Cove in 2020. Memorial Day services and parades, honoring the men and...

 

Community Yard Sale Tentatively Planned for June 26-27

The Martinsburg Community Yard Sale is still a possibility for this year. The staff at the Morrisons Cove Herald usually coordinates the yard sale and this year will be no different. Karen Bassler, Herald co-owner and staff writer, is working to...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    May 21, 2020

Snyders Restore Martin Loy Jr. Home in Loysburg; Share History

David Snyder and his daughter, Amy, of Loysburg have been named the "Historians of the Year" by the Bedford County Historical Society. The Snyders renovated the Martin Loy Jr. home in downtown...

 

State Warns of Virus-Related Scams

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities is warning investors of an anticipated surge in fraudulent investment schemes related to the coronavirus. Likely scams include: • Falsely purporting to raise capital for companies...

 

N. Woodbury Twp. Announces Polling Place Change for Primary

The supervisors of North Woodbury Township are notifying the residents of North Woodbury Township that Blair County has changed the polling place for the township. The township polling place has moved from Homewood at Martinsburg to the new Valley...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 21, 2020

Spring Cove 2020-21 Budget Contains No Tax Increase

The May 18 Spring Cove School District School Board combined Committee of the Whole and regular meeting was focused on the 2020-21 annual proposed budget. The board unanimously voted to accept the proposed General Fund Budget for the school year...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    May 21, 2020

Claysburg-Kimmel School Board Will Hold Line on Taxes in '20-21

Claysburg-Kimmel school directors have made the 2020-21 preliminary budget available for the public to review. Next year’s preliminary budget, approved during the May 6 official meeting, is available for review online at www.cksdbulldogs.com. As...

 
 By CHRISTIE SWEIGART    News    May 21, 2020

Northern Bedford's Preliminary Budget Features No Tax Increase

The Northern Bedford School District met Tuesday May 12, via Zoom, a virtual meeting platform. A preliminary general fund budget was discussed and approved during this month’s meeting. The current edition of the 2020-21 budget was created based on...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    May 21, 2020

My Summer Birdbath Adventure Begins with a Crash

I've always wanted a birdbath in my yard and I'm not sure why I never took the leap. But as of May 15, I am an official bird bath owner. Woo hoo! I want to be a responsible birdbath manager so I did...

 

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

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. La información viene de las fuentes que están enumerado...

 

What's Happening in Williamsburg?

Memorial Day As of the date of this Herald’s edition, there are no Memorial Day events scheduled in Williamsburg. Trail Town Market The Trail Town Market will be operating this Saturday, May 23, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its new location at...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 21, 2020

W-Burg Plans Graduation Ceremony for May 29

During the May 12 Williamsburg Community School Board conference call meeting, it was announced that Williamsburg will have a graduation ceremony on Friday, May 29. No further details were announced...

 

New Law Aims to Boost Access to Psychology Services

A new law authored by Senator Judy Ward (R-30) will expand Pennsylvanians’ access to psychology services by allowing telepsychological practice across state lines. Act 19 of 2020 will allow Pennsylvania to join the Psychology Interjurisdictional...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    May 21, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This weekend we will be celebrating Memorial Day weekend – we hope surrounded by nice weather, great food and our family and friends. Last week, I provided two delicious side dish recipes. This week, we exercise Natalie’s sweet tooth. These are t...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    May 21, 2020

Governor Signals Hope for June NASCAR Race at Pocono

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said a NASCAR event planned for the Pocono Raceway next month can proceed if the county progresses to the yellow stage of his phased economic reopening plan. “If Monroe County goes to yellow before that race happens and NASCAR,...

 

AAA: Pa. Gas Prices Jump Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is 16 cents higher this week at $2.265 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. On the week, Pennsylvania (+8 cents) saw the largest increase among Mid-Atlantic and...

 

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