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Election Day Is Tuesday, June 2

Election Day is Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Many precautions have been taken to keep the poll workers and public safe from the COVID-19 virus. Voters are encouraged to bring their own blue or black ball point pen. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes...

 

Farmers Urged to Apply for Emergency Loans Now

Farmers who wish to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP loan) assistance should do so as soon as possible. The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL advance applications on... Full story

 

Northern Bedford Dist. to Air Graduation Ceremony Tonight

Commencement exercises for the Northern Bedford County High School will be broadcast at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, May 28, on the school’s Facebook page and on the Only in the Cove website. The broadcast will feature a commencement video of seniors...

 
 By Linda Williams    Opinion    May 28, 2020

Old Friends Departed

It is May and I could still write about the coronavirus, but I am not going to because I am sick of it. I am sick of the theories, sick of the numbers, just sick of it but thankfully not with it. I...

 

The Holdout Graham Moore

In 2009, young Maya Seale is excited to do her civic duty. She is chosen to sit on the jury of the most sensational case of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, daughter of the biggest real...

 

People in Glass Houses Should Not Cast Stones

To the Editor: [Taylor Township] Supervisor Replogle, [when Blair County was in the Red Phase], state guidelines advised non-essential employees to stay home to protect the public. It sure didn’t stop you from working with the Realtor from down...

 

'Daily Rags' are Community Treasures

To the Editor: Never has there been more information available at our fingertips. Given a computer and an internet connection, anyone can read and produce material for the world to view. Amidst that sea of oftentimes contradictory information, we...

 

Samuel Isett Dies at Age 87

Herald of May 23, 1895 Samuel B. Isett died at his home at Mt. Etna on May 18 at the age of 87. Death was due to infirmities incident to advanced years. He was well known throughout this section of the state and was especially prominent in Blair...

 

Prizes Won at Fishing Rodeo

Herald of May 28, 1970 First Lt. Dale S. Hoover has received the Bronze Star Air Medal from the President of the United States for heroic achievement while serving as a fighter pilot last year in Vietnam. At the same time, he received a Navy...

 

Birthday Celebration

Herald of May 28, 1920 The biggest news event during the past week in the vicinity of Martinsburg was the community birthday celebration held in honor of Mrs. Elizabeth Camerer, who on Friday had reached the age of 100 years. Neighbors, friends and...

 

Dallas Detective Speaks

Herald of May 25, 1995 James R. Leavelle, retired detective from the Dallas, Texas, police department, was the keynote speaker at the fourth annual Pennsylvania Police Pride Day and Pennsylvania Police Memorial Service held Sunday, May 21, at the Wil...

 

Two Men Return Home

Herald of May 31, 1945 Two Martinsburg young men have already been mustered out of the armed service and returned to their homes after long years of action in the European war theatre. These are Cpl. Byron C. Ruby and Technical Sergeant Sheldon...

 

Rotary Club Presents Award

Herald of May 27, 2010 Memorial Day will be marked with special services throughout Morrisons Cove and Claysburg. Bedford Rotary Club will present Tina Walter of New Enterprise with the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award at an awards ceremony on Monday,...

 

Public Notices

Public Notice The Roaring Spring Borough Council Meeting is scheduled to meet on June 8, 2020, at 6:15 p.m. and although the building will be closed to the public, the meeting will be online for the public to attend remotely. Public participation is... Full story

 

DEATH RECORD

BROWN – Sara Jane, 78, resident at Maybrook Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Altoona, formerly of Ore Hill MOORE – Betty Jane, 90, Berlin ROBLEY – Lois W. (McCall), 91, Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg...

 

SARA JANE BROWN

Sara Jane Brown, 78, a resident at Maybrook Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Altoona, formerly of Ore Hill, passed away on Saturday morning, May 23, 2020, at the home. She was born on April 5, 1942, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late...

 

BETTY JANE MOORE

Betty Jane Moore, 90, of Berlin, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Meadow View Nursing Center. She was born on Oct, 31, 1929, in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of Harold Hill and Florence (Heacock) Seeley. She was pre ceded in death by parents and...

 

LOIS W. (MCCALL) ROBLEY

Lois W. (McCall) Robley, 91, of Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. She was born on Nov. 9, 1928, in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Chalmer and Edna...

 

Pool Season Underway

Jenna Ritchey of Curryville and her other family members get the family pool ready for summer Saturday, May 23....

 

23 C-K FBLA Members Qualify for Nationals

The Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America Virtual Awards of Excellence program was held on Friday, May 15. Claysburg-Kimmel had 23 members who qualified to attend the 2020 PA FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey, originally...

 

Building a Risk Management Toolkit for New and Beginning Farmers

Everyone has heard of risk management. In fact, there are so many insurance commercials on television that you have a difficult time ignoring risk management. Risk management takes on many forms. Most new farms rarely produce only one crop....

 

Keeping Personal Information Safe During a Pandemic

Americans are spending more time at home, which means they're likely spending more time online. While their attention is focused on staying healthy, they shouldn't forget to stay vigilant about...

 

CKSD to Recognize 60 Seniors in Drive-In Style

Claysburg-Kimmel High School will hold a "drive-in" style commemcement ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 31. Graduation will begin at 2 p.m. and will occur in the student parking lot...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 28, 2020

Spring Cove School District to Recognize 142 Seniors

The coronavirus has played havoc with graduation plans everywhere, and Central High School is no exception. Spring Cove School District, however, has developed some very creative plans to honor its seniors. On Tuesday, June 2, Central High School...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 28, 2020

SWT Supervisors Practice Social Distancing

South Woodbury Township supervisors and their secretary wore masks and sat at least six feet apart during the May 5 meeting. Ervin Zimmerman of New Enterprise was in attendance to get updates on a poultry operation project he is trying to pursue....

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    May 28, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

I've always enjoyed connect the dots activity pages. Sometimes you can tell quite obviously what the picture is going to be before you even begin. Other times, the picture is more complicated and...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Kings 11:9-13 I Kings 11:14, 23, 25 I Kings 11:28-34 Galatians 6:1-10 Leviticus 26:14-20 Isaiah 13:11 & Jeremiah 21:11-14 Ezra 9:10-15 I wish I was smarter and knew God...

 

Stream Near Wertz Road

Morrisons Cove Herald photographer Gary M. Baranec recently shot this view of the stream running under a bridge along Wertz Road near Williamsburg....

 

Coping with the Loss of a Loved One While Social Distancing

Coping with the loss of a loved one can be challenging in the best of times, but many people have had to confront such challenges at a time that is unlike any other in modern history. By the start of...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

On one of the many trips I took on my garden path to my little greenhouse this spring, I stopped dead in my tracks at what I saw. Seeing the first appearance of a fern leaf peony in my garden was a su...

 

Flowers Ready to Bloom

Barb Slagenweit tends the flowers outside her Curryville home Saturday, May 23....

 

PSP, PennDOT Highlight Traffic Safety As Pennsylvania Continues Phased Reopening

As counties move into the yellow phase of reopening and “Stay at Home Orders” are adjusted, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) remind drivers that traffic safety must be top of mind when...

 

One C-K FBLA Member Exits State Office As One Enters in '20-21

Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America held its 69th State Leadership Conference on May 15. This one, however, was much different than the previous 68. For the first time in the history of Pe...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    May 28, 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...

 

Tinted Blue to Say, 'Thank you!'

The front page of this week's Herald print edition is tinted blue to say thank you to all those who are on the front lines of the nation's fight against the coronavirus. The Herald understands that ma...

 

Forget Not Their Purpose

Editor's Note: The following appeared in the May 28, 1970, edition of the Herald. The observance of Decoration Day or Memorial Day in memory of the dead soldiers of the Union Army was first...

 

Conemaugh Nason Eases Visitor Restrictions

Conemaugh Health System, including Conemaugh Nason, announced May 20 that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions as the hospital gradually resumes elective and non-urgent cases and services at its...

 
 By Amy Keith    News    May 28, 2020

Memorial Day Observed in Impromptu Martinsburg Gathering

Although the official Memorial Day parade and observances were cancelled in light of the COVID-19 restrictions, private individuals gathered via word of mouth and social media at Fairview Cemetery in...

 

Two Men Charged with Stealing, Selling Livestock

After a five-month investigation, two men are being charged with several felonies involving the buying and selling of stolen livestock. Paul A. Tremmel, 64, and Rosemberg Perez Lopez, 25, both of...

 

Car (Almost) Hits Pole

According to Roaring Spring Police, just before 2 p.m., May 22, a vehicle drove up a utility pole tension wire near the intersection of Spang and Water streets in Roaring Spring. Speed and an object...

 

Police: Williamsburg Man Involved with Selling of Methamphetamine

Two men are being charged with selling methamphetamine after a traffic stop in February. According to a police criminal complaint, Jason M. Henry Sr., 46, of Hollidaysburg, was stopped by police in Hollidaysburg Borough on Feb. 29, after several...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 28, 2020

34 to Graduate Friday at Williamsburg High School

Thirty-four graduating seniors will receive their diplomas on Friday, May 29. The ceremony will be held at the high school stadium, Veteran's Memorial Field, at 6 p.m. In order to follow federal...

 

History Offers Valuable Lessons

To the Editor: There are reasons we were required to take history in school. One is so that, in the case of negative things in history, you might make wise decisions and not help history repeat itself. Stick with me to see how that works. There are...

 

Here Are a Few Questions

To the Editor: It is interesting as we begin to come out of the shutdown in some areas when you look at history. The country and this commonwealth are in shut down in many areas – not allowed to travel, go outdoors, have to wear masks, etc. May 10...

 

'Daily Rags' are Community Treasures

To the Editor: Never has there been more information available at our fingertips. Given a computer and an internet connection, anyone can read and produce material for the world to view. Amidst that sea of oftentimes contradictory information, we...

 

N. Woodbury Twp. Changes Polling Place for June 2 Election

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 Ru...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    May 28, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Summer is here! For my family, Memorial Day was the perfect opportunity to kick off what some are saying could be the hottest summer in a long time. I’m ready for pools, laying out and of course,...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    May 28, 2020

Trail Town Market Opens for Business

Saturday, May 23, kick-started the first Trail Town Market in Williamsburg. Many vendors including Jessica Shultz of Wildflower Cafe in Huntingdon, were one of the many vendors set up from 8:30 a.m....

 

State Provides Info On Rescheduled June 2 Primary Election

In preparation for Pennsylvania’s presidential primary election on June 2, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminds Pennsylvanians they can find comprehensive voting information at votesPA.com. One important local change for the June 2 election is...

 
 By CHUCK GOJMERAC    News    May 28, 2020

Memorial Park Plans to Open June 1; Sets Guidelines

The following information is based on guidance received from, but not limited to the Center for Disease Control, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office, Sen. Judy Ward’s office, the Blair County Commissioner’s office, Pennsylvania Society of Parks and...

 

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