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Public Notices

SPRING COVE SCHOOL BOARD The Committee of the Whole Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2020, is cancelled and the Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2020, will be held virtually. To attend and/or to provide public comment at either...

 

Blair and Bedford Counties Move To 'Green Phase' June 5 at 12:01 a.m.

With more than 80 percent of the state in some phase of reopening, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf on May 29 announced that 16 additional counties will take another step forward and move to green effective 12:01...

 

Martinsburg and Curryville Community Yard Sales Are On!

The plans for the Martinsburg/Curryville Community Yard Sales are moving forward, the Herald has announced. The plans for the event are being made knowing that things may have to change by the end of the month depending on where the state is with...

 

A Girl's Guide to the Outback Jessica Kate

Sam is a youth pastor with a passion for helping kids in need whose past failed business attempt haunts him. Kimberly is a start-up phenom with a mind for business success, but a history of rejection...

 

In-Custody Death Protest in Hollidaysburg Had 'No Issues'

More than 100 people gathered near Canal Basin Park in Hollidaysburg on Sunday, May 31, 2020, to protest and demand justice for Minneapolis resident George Floyd. According to wikipedia.org, on May...

 

Trends Affecting Representative Democracy

By LEE H. HAMILTON We’ve seen plenty of evidence lately of the deep polarization in this country. Even in the midst of this crisis, national politicians, the political parties, and their adherents are finding plenty to fight over – even as, for...

 

Bicycling Becomes the Rage

Herald of May 30, 1895 “Jasper,” the Roaring Spring correspondent, observed that bicycling has become the rage. A number of machines have recently been purchased by citizens, he said, and now almost is riding or trying to ride. Prof. Hanawalt...

 

W-burg Students Rewarded

Herald of June 4, 1970 An effort to steal a safe from the Allegheny Air Lines Office failed Saturday night when the burglars were spotted by an alert Federal Aviation Administration man on duty at the Blair County Airport at Martinsburg. NES&L was...

 
 By Dave Scott Jr.    Opinion    June 4, 2020

Be kind. Rewind.

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." – Ralph Waldo Emerson In the days of old, across this great land of ours, there were these wonderful places...

 

Construction Completed

Herald of June 4, 1920 The State has just completed the construction of a state road through Woodbury and began removing the surplus dirt from the roadside, which greatly improved the appearance of the town. The Martinsburg planing mill property was...

 

Home Names Administrator

Herald of June 1, 1995 The Morrisons Cove Home named David W. Thomas to the position of administrator for health services. Thomas had been a licensed nursing home administrator for 13 years. Morrisons Cove Home was building a new 61,000-square-foot...

 

School Celebrates Event

Herald of June 7, 1945 Pfc. Henry W. Baker, aged 31, Woodbury soldier who had been a prisoner of the Germans but who was liberated as told two weeks ago in the Herald, arrived home on Saturday. Pfc. Joseph W. Reasy, former New Enterprise resident,...

 

NB Baseball Plays Semifinals

Herald of June 3, 2010 Peter Riley, a junior at Northern Bedford High School, won the gold at the PIAA Class AA Boys’ Tennis Singles Championship on Saturday, May 29, at Hershey. Lew Ewart will be enshrined into Bedford County’s Sports Hall of...

 

DEATH RECORD

BLOUGH – Roger D., 65, Philipsburg, formerly of Williamsburg BUCAR – Stephen J., 83, Williamsburg FRANKS III – Edgar Dewey, 54, South Attieboro, Mass., formerly of Roaring Spring FREE – Sarah Jane, 71, Ore Hill, rural Roaring Spring GLASS...

 

ROGER D. BLOUGH

Roger D. Blough, 65, of Philipsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away on Friday afternoon, May 29, 2020, at Hershey Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 29, 1955, in rural Williamsburg, son of...

 

STEPHEN J. BUCAR

Stephen J. Bucar, 83, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday evening, May 31, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. He was born on Nov. 26, 1936, in Ganister, son of the late George S. and Annie R. (Mumich) Bucar....

 

EDGAR DEWEY FRANKS III

Edgar Dewey Franks III, 54, of South Attleboro, Mass., formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at HopeHealth Hospice Hulitar Center in Providence, R.I. He was born on March 17, 1966, in Uniontown the son of...

 

SARAH JANE FREE

Sarah Jane Free, 71, of Ore Hill, rural Roaring Spring, passed away on Saturday evening, May 30, 2020, at her residence, after a brief illness. She was born on Jan. 5, 1949, in East Freedom, the...

 

GLENN 'BILL' GLASS

Glenn “Bill” Glass, 81, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at home. He was born on Sept. 15, 1938, in Henrietta, the son of the late Jesse and Anna (Quarry) Glass. He was married to Dorothy (Johnson) Geist Glass for 48...

 

AMOS Z. MARTIN

Amos Z. Martin, 89, of New Holland, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital, following a brief illness. His wife, Esther M. (Newswanger) Martin, survives. Born in East Earl Township, he was the son of the late Iv...

 

LEVI E. WALTER

Levi E. Walter, 81, of Roaring Spring, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, May 27, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, following an apparent stroke. He was born on Sept. 16, 1938, the son of the late Albert and Bessie Walter. Levi was twice married,...

 

Pa. Dept. of Banking Warns Of Investment Schemes

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) is warning investors of an anticipated surge in fraudulent investment schemes. “As is so often the case during times of emergency, scammers will be looking to profit from the misfortune...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 4, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

With the coronavirus closing many things down, including age-level basketball at the Y, I find that I still have lots of things to do. So should most sportsmen. Enthusiastic trout fishermen have been...

 

Headed to LHU

Central High School senior Braden Kitt recently announced that he plans to continue his athletic career at the collegiate level. He will attend Lock Haven University in the fall, and has been...

 

CHS Softball Coach Looks Back at the Careers of 4 Seniors

Central High School of Martinsburg is noted for having a long history with softball. It all starts with the Spring Cove Youth League. From the tie die shirts to the crazy socks and pigtails where the girls start making memories and improving their...

 
 By Roseann Zimmerman    Life    June 4, 2020

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear May, Thank-you for all the blessings you have given us in your days. We anticipated your warmth and your flowers which eventually came after you finally shook off the influence of cool, wet...

 

American Red Cross: Urgent Need for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 

Lifeguard Training

Red Cross certified lifeguard trainer Jenelle Lockard gives instructions to the 2020 guards of Hershberger Memorial Pool in Martinsburg on Saturday May 30. The pool will open for the season today....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 4, 2020

SWT Discusses New Golden Rule Bridge

The Board of Supervisors of South Woodbury Township met on Monday, June 1, at the township building Jeffrey Wos from Keller Engineer was at the meeting to discuss the possibility of funding for a new bridge on Golden Rule Road. There is no funding...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    June 4, 2020

Lines by Lee

I cut the grass today. Maybe you did too. Perhaps you wish your health still would permit you to do so. Some people love to mow the lawn. When my dad was alive it was one of his favorite things to do...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    June 4, 2020

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Proverbs 3:5-6 Romans 8:28 Romans 8:38-39 Isaiah 12:1-5 Psalm 20:5-7 Psalm 37:3-7 Psalm 71:1-5 I write this on May 4. You will likely read it a month later. What will change? I have no idea but likely things will be better or...

 

Penn State Extension to Offer Webinar On 'Dining with Diabetes'

Thanks to a grant from the Blair County Health and Welfare Council, and because in-person classes were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Penn State Extension is offering several series of “Dining with Diabetes” live webinars without...

 

Charles, Shirley Smith of Roaring Spring to Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

Charles and Shirley Smith of Roaring Spring will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary today, June 4, 2020. Charles and the former Shirley Cornelius were married on June 4, 1955, at Memorial...

 

Brooke Gochnour Crowned Bedford County Dairy Princess

Brooke Gochnour, daughter of Justin and Shelby Gochnour of New Enterprise, was crowned the 2020-21 Bedford County Dairy Princess on Saturday, May 23, at the Woodbury Area Community Center. The new...

 

Milk Giveaway Sat., June 6, at Memorial Park

Farmers to Families and the American Dairy Association Northeast will provide free milk beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The drive-up distribution will take place at the Johnson Memorial Pavilion...

 

During COVID-19 Pandemic, Don't Ignore Signs of Stroke

With hospitals around the country reporting a recent drop in the number of stroke cases arriving in their emergency rooms, some health experts suspect that fear of COVID-19 may be causing people to...

 

What to Expect When Your Dentist's Office Reopens Soon

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of aspects of daily life, including regular visits to the dentist. Now that some states are reopening, many dental practices are beginning to see patients for...

 

Distracted Driving Citations in Pennsylvania

The infographic above highlights key data and demographics about distracted drivers in Pennsylvania over the last five years. Pennsylvania distracted driving citations decreased by 10 percent...

 

Animals With Needs Get Some 'Love' During Pandemic

One of the community organizations hit hard by COVID-19 has been the Blair County Humane Society. With the cancellation of key fundraising events and the recent vandalism, the Humane Society has been...

 

SC Ministerium Provides Virtual Service for NBC

The Southern Cove/Yellow Creek Ministerium is providing a virtual baccalaureate service for the seniors at Northern Bedford High School. The on-line service includes messages from five pastors of local churches. Since an in-person gathering of...

 

Patriots to Meet Sat., June 13, at Freedom Twp.

The Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold its quarterly meeting at noon Saturday, June 13,. at the Freedom Township Fire Hall, 139 Municipal St., East Freedom. Members are encouraged to attend the meeting....

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Places 3 in Who's Who in Pa. FBLA

Claysburg-Kimmel's Future Business Leaders of America chapter had three members place in the top 10 at the PA FBLA Virtual Awards of Excellence held on May 15. The Who's Who award recognizes member...

 

Concealed Carry Permits Extended Until July 31

The Pennsylvania State Police announced May 21 that Gov. Tom Wolf has granted an additional extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits, which expired on March 19, 2020, or later, have now been extended to July 31, 2020. The previous...

 

BCGS Cancels June Speaker

The Blair County Genealogical Society has cancelled its June speaker. The library remains closed at this time. Check the BCGS Facebook page or website, www.bcgslibrary.com, for more information and updates regarding reopening....

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 4, 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...

 

RS Police Find Four 'Large' Bags of Marijuana in Spang Street Stop

According to a criminal complaint filed by the Roaring Spring Police, at approximately 8:16 p.m. on May 26, a maroon-colored Jeep Cherokee traveling south sped through a red light at the intersection...

 

Abandoned Cats Earns Claysburg Woman Citation for Animal Cruelty

A citation for cruelty to animals was issued by Greenfield Township Police to Cynthia R. Ayers, 46, formerly of Left Hand Gap Road, Claysburg. Back in early May, a neighbor contacted Greenfield Township Police to report hearing meowing and...

 

Ag Progress Days Canceled In Wake Of Coronavirus Pandemic

Penn State’s 2020 Ag Progress Days exposition, scheduled for Aug. 11-13, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers in the College of Agricultural Sciences announced. The decision was made to protect the health and safety of...

 

Claysburg Community Days Canceled

The Claysburg Area Community Days event scheduled for August has been cancelled. The committee has been watching the reports from Harrisburg and anticipating the opening of the state to allow for festivals and large-group events. The Claysburg Area...

 

Claysburg Farm Show Canceled

The Board of Directors of the Claysburg Farm Show has cancelled the show for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This would have been the 90th annual Farm Show. The different departments include flowers, vegetables, needlework, arts and crafts,...

 

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