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Public Notice

Northern Bedford County School District Final Budget Notice and Notice of Special Meeting and Per Capita Tax Notice NOTICE is given that the Proposed Final Budget for the General Fund of Northern Bedford County School District for the 2019-2020... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

Webster In; Kelley or Erb Too Close to Call

Editor's Note: Full Bedford County Primary Election results were not available by the Herald's presstime. However, Bedford has now posted more complete results at this website: https://www.mcheraldonline.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/0076.3.3341912925145982...

 

Letter to Editor

To the Editor: Conemaugh Nason Hospital is a blessing to our community! After spending many days there with my husband, who was a patient, I can't say enough good things about the kind, caring, nurses, doctors, staff, and even the maintenance,...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides If you are a fan of thrillers with unexpected twists, you are going to love this debut novel. Alex Michaelides creates a drama that will keep you spellbound. It...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 17, 1894 A copy of the Herald for this week was unavailable. The following news items were gathered from issues of the previous weeks. Heavy rains caused flooding in the Mount Etna area near Williamsburg. The flooding resulted in...

 

The Cove's Institutions

National Public Radio broadcast another in its series on rural health care on May 14. The story described how the town of Fort Scott, Kansas, is trying to cope with the closing of a local hospital. The hospital had served the community for more than...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 23, 1919 The paving of Martinsburg’s main thoroughfare which was started last fall, is now completed. What is known as West Allegheny street has just recently been finished and was thrown open to the public late Saturday afternoon....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 25, 1944 Martinsburg Fire truck was called out Sunday around 5 p.m. and made a quick trip to Loysburg, but at that, they arrived too late to save a barn, two garages, a pigpen and chickenhouse, all of which were practically burned down...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 22, 1969 The need for at least 50 more employees at the Martinsburg Shoe Factory was emphasized by Vincent J. Renda, plant manager for the shoe company, at the dinner meeting of the Martinsburg Booster Association. Mr. Renda pointed out...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 19, 1994 An early morning fire Monday destroyed a large dairy barn on the farm of Rufus L. Zimmerman of New Enterprise RD. The Zimmermans, who are Old Order Mennonites, live along Furry Drive, off Route 868 in Bloomfield Township on...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 21, 2009 Catharine Township now has a website. The new site, created by township resident David Love, is still under development but already lists the names and contact information of the supervisors, roadmaster, township secretary,...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Jeremiah said, “How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people!” (Lam 1:1). These are getting to look more and more like the last days of the United States of America. The America that I and my contemporaries know could...

 

May 23 is '143 Day' – Be Kind to Someone!

The late, great children’s television host and native of Latrobe, Fred Rogers, weighed 143 pounds throughout most of his adult life. “143” is also representative of the brand of goodness he wanted to bring to the world. “143” is short for...

 

Pa. Senate Passes 'Farming First' Bills

The Senate approved a package of bills May 7 to support Pennsylvania’s farm families, including two bills sponsored by state Sen. Judy Ward (R-30th) designed to ease restrictions on barn weddings and milk transportation. Senate Bill 453, sponsored...

 
 By MARK FREDERICK    News    May 23, 2019

Blair County Pays Tribute to 'The Greatest Generation'

The Second World War was perhaps the most notable historic event of the 20th century. It not only affected an entire generation of people, but forever changed our modern world. Though Blair County had not witnessed battles or catastrophic... Full story

 

NBC to Hold Baccalaureate Service May 28

The Northern Bedford County Ministerium will sponsor the school district's baccalaureate service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, in the high school auditorium. The baccalaureate sermon will be...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

Hollidaysburg Police Investigating Abuse of Turtle

Hollidaysburg Borough Police are investigating a case of animal abuse after a video showing what appeared to be two teenagers torturing and killing a turtle surfaced over the weekend. The incident, which happened near a pond at a golf course in...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

All Cove Area Alcohol Referendums Get Enough Votes to Pass

All three Cove area referendums on the question of allowing the sale of liquor easily gained enough support to pass. In Roaring Spring, unofficial vote totals show that 286 voters supported the measure while 151 voted no. North Woodbury Township vote...

 

Primary Election Results

The following are the unofficial results of the May 21, 2019, Primary Election. The Herald is publishing only relevant Cove-area results. Full results will be available at the Blair and Bedford county websites. • For Bedford County, go to...

 

Cove Prepares for Memorial Day

Memorial Day will be marked with special services Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27, throughout the Morrisons Cove area. American Legion posts, Veterans of Foreign Wars groups and their auxiliaries and communities have planned the services that are...

 

Pool to Open May 25

The Hershberger Memorial Pool at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg will be open Memorial Day Weekend – May 25 through May 27. Hours will be from noon to 7 p.m. May 25 and 27 and from 1 to...

 

GEORGANNE WICKER

Georganne Wicker, 45, of Roaring Spring, formerly of rural Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning, May 20, 2019, at her home. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. today,... Full story

 

JUDITH L. FORD

Judith L. Ford, 73 of Martinsburg, passed away early Saturday morning, May 18, 2019, at her residence. At Judy's request, a private interment will be held at Dry Hill Cemetery, rural Woodbury, and a... Full story

 

BETTE A. METZLER

Bette A. (Weaver) Metzler, 92, of Martinsburg, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg, where she was a resident. Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Ma... Full story

 

BARRY L. IMLER SR.

Barry L. Imler, Sr., 74, a resident at Graystone Court, Roaring Spring, died on Thursday morning, May 16, 2019, at home, following a lengthy illness. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or funeral service. A private graveside... Full story

 

CARLA JEAN COTTLE

Carla Jean Cottle, 81, of Hopewell, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral was held on Tuesday, May 21, in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home Inc., www.akersfuneralhome.com,... Full story

 

BETTY G. DUBBS

Betty G. Dubbs, 93, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Roaring Spring. At Betty’s request, a private service will be held with her son, Pastor James P. Dubbs,... Full story

 

JEAN ELAINE SNYDER

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Jean Elaine Snyder (Adams) passed away after a long bout with cancer. Married on June 2, 1963, Jean is the beloved wife of Gerald “Jerry” Snyder; dear daughter of the late Harry and Helen Adams (Roaring Spring); loving... Full story

 

Three Injured in 2-Vehicle Crash in Bedford County

One person was seriously injured in a crash along Raystown Road, Liberty Township, Bedford County, on March 9. State Police Bedford said a car driven by Blair D. Garlock, 70, of James Creek, pulled out of the former Happy Hollow Restaurant parking...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 23, 2019

Spring Cove Budget at $27.9 Million

The Monday, May 20, Spring Cove School Board meeting was moving along rapidly until the motion to adopt the proposed General Fund Budget for the school year ending 2020 in the amount of $27,988,089 came up on the agenda. A long discussion and...

 
 By ROBIN DODSON    News    May 23, 2019

Taylor Twp. Tables Planned Closure of Papermill Road

The Taylor Township supervisors’ May 6 meeting opened with a resident who is concerned about the township’s plan to vacate Papermill Road. He asked who would maintain and plow the road. Papermill Road has three residents, two private homes and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

RS Council to Address Parking Issues on East Main Street

The Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 13. Council addressed concerns about some parking issues in the borough, most notably in front of the post office on East Main street. Some members of council have...

 

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

 
 By Linda Williams    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Growing Older and Other Blessings

I have a little book written by Squire Rushnell called, "When God Winks At You." It is full of delightful stories with sweet endings that let us know God is at work in His world. God winked at my...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    May 23, 2019

Greenfield Authority to Develop New Water Source

The Greenfield Township Municipal Authority (GTMA) will move forward in its quest to develop a new water source after a vote by members at their May 14 meeting. Planned testing on a well drilled in the Martin J. Marasco Business Park will show...

 
 By Linda Williams    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Growing Older and Other Blessings

I have a little book written by Squire Rushnell called, "When God Winks At You." It is full of delightful stories with sweet endings that let us know God is at work in His world. God winked at my...

 
 By CHRISTIE SWEIGART    News    May 23, 2019

Students Recognized By NB School District

As the 2018-19 school year begins to wind down at the Northern Bedford County School District, special recognition was given to several students at this month’s board meeting. These students were the recipients of the Presidential Award in Grades...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

PA Coroners Association Shows Off Disaster Response Units

In the event of a major disaster, resources get strained. From equipment to manpower, having the right plan in place to effectively deal with a mass-casualty situation is vitally important, not only to preserve the integrity of the scene, but also...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

Martinsburg Man Shooting at Cans Jailed on Gun, Drug Charges

A Martinsburg man is behind bars after police say he was shooting at cans in his driveway in a residential area. According to the criminal complaint, officers from North Woodbury Township and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

C-burg Man Jailed on Gun and Drug Charges at Elementary School

A Claysburg man is in jail following his arrest in the parking lot of Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School April 3. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, Joshua A. Hileman, 33, was...

 

CHS Employee Pays Tribute to Armed Forces

Michael Pollard, a cafeteria worker at Central High School, went to the administration with the idea of creating a bulletin board in the cafeteria for Memorial Day. His idea was to gather photographs...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 23, 2019

Dog Trainer Opens Pet Lodge Near RS

A quaint pet lodge that was designed and built specifically for pets' needs and comfort is nestled along a quiet rural Cove mountain road on a private wooded lot outside of Roaring Spring. Jessica...

 

H-burg, Bedford Armories Now Available for Rentals

Pennsylvanians who want to host a community function can consider one of 62 Pennsylvania National Guard armories, readiness centers throughout the state, or the Keystone Conference Center located in Annville. Maintained by the Pennsylvania...

 

Track and Field Roundup

NBC BOYS Northern Bedford’s boys’ track and field squad added to its impressive 2019 resume with a runner-up finish at the PIAA District 5 Championship Meet held on May 15 on the NBC track. The Panthers scored 84 points, 15 behind District 5 cham...

 

Cove Fire Wins Tournament

The Cove Fire 10U girls' softball team took first place at the 10U In the Net girls' softball tournament in April at Hershey. Cove Fire defeated the Stingers in the championship game 8-0. Team...

 

High School Softball Roundup

CENTRAL On May 6, the Lady Dragons traveled to Cresson and returned with an 11-3 victory over Penn Cambria (9-5). The Lady Dragons exploded for seven runs in the final three innings to break open the game. Dylan Claycomb was the winning pitcher for...

 

State's Migratory Game Bird Seasons Set

Pennsylvania’s 2019-20 migratory game bird seasons have been set. Annual migratory game bird seasons are selected by states from frameworks established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Game Commission selections were made after...

 

Region Champion

Ellen Kennedy, a member of Uzelac Gymnastics, competed at Nationals in the Level 9 Junior Olympic Eastern Championships in Kissimmee, Florida, on May 11 and 12. She got fourth place on the vault and 16th place all around, finishing first in her...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 23, 2019

Sportsman's Corner

Wednesday, May 1, was the fourth day of this year’s gobbler season. I had accompanied my son, Bob, on the windy opening morning and had helped turn around a 21-pound gobbler with a 10-inch beard that he shot. On Tuesday morning, I had been bested...

 

Funds for Job Sustainability and Growth Announced

Blair County's railroad revival picked up more than $2 million of steam recently with the announcement of rail infrastructure funding that has been earmarked for two Hollidaysburg projects by the...

 

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