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  • Christine S. "Chrissy" DeHoyos

    Jun 8, 2023

    Christine S. “Chrissy” DeHoyos, 53, of Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning, June 2, 2023, at her residence. She was born Sept. 15, 1969, in South Bound Brook, New Jersey, daughter of Charles M. “Chuck” and Maire (Viire) Mumich. On Sept. 21, 2000, she married David DeHoyos at Yellow Springs Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg. Surviving along with her husband are two sons: Tristen L. DeHoyos and Matthew C. “Chico” DeHoyos, both of Williamsburg; her mother, Maire Mumich; two sisters: He...

  • PA Ice Cream Trail Sweetens Summer

    Jun 8, 2023

    This summer, Pennsylvanians and visitors can beat the heat and get a sweet treat by visiting any of the 42 creameries that make up the 2023 Scooped: An Ice Cream Trail. Once again, Ritchey’s Dairy and Stock’s Dairy Delight are included in this year’s trail. Russell Redding and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Tourism, Film & Marketing Carrie Fischer Lepore visited The Lands at Hillside Farms in Shavertown, Luzerne County to announce the sixth annual PA Ice Cream Trail. “We are so excited to be kicking...

  • Sellers to Present on 'Indian Eve'

    Jun 8, 2023

    The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Rd. Our speakers this month will be Carl Sellers, his daughter Lora Sellers, and his brother Gary Sellers, all members of the Dutch Corner History Group. The title of the talk is “The Legacy of Indian Eve.” “Indian Eve,” or Mrs. Eve Ernst, was taken captive by the Indians and lived with them at their camp before being traded to the English at Fort Detroit. She eventually made her way back to Bedford...

  • Thank God for the Noise

    CHRIS GARRETSON, For the Herald|Jun 8, 2023

    So I have to admit that some of what I’m attempting to write here is challenging me. I say that because right outside my window at about 6 a.m. is the sound of happy birds chirping, a light breeze blowing through the trees, and the blaring sound of construction vehicles, doing what construction vehicles do. The birds and the breeze invite serenity. The other noises are making every attempt at waking my children up before they need to be up (and I’ve only had two cups of coffee this morning — I’m just not ready for this yet!). And yet here I...

  • Books to Borrow Roaring Spring Public Library Recommends

    Jun 8, 2023

    Officially released on June 1, 2023, in eBook format, this thriller by author Lisa Renee Jones will hold your attention from the first word. The story is told from the first-person point of view of the main character Mia. The story does jump timelines, but it does not interrupt the flow of the story. Mia is the only child of a mathematician (her mother) and an inventor (her father). She is closest to her father and is very defensive of him. Mia considers herself to be a failure in her mother’s e...

  • Pennsylvania Has 86 Percent Save Rate for Shelter Dogs and Cats

    Jun 8, 2023

    Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of cats and dogs in shelters by 2025, recently released its annual data report which gives the most accurate and comprehensive national overview of the number of dogs and cats that enter and exit shelters in a given year. Pennsylvania made progress in shelter pet lifesaving that can be seen in the chart. “The implementation of successful community cat programming in several large agencies has greatly i...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Jun 8, 2023

    Herald of June 8, 1898 W. W. Knee, burgess of Martinsburg, issued a call for a public meeting for interested citizens of the community to take steps to prepare for a big Fourth of July celebration. It was pointed out that it was especially fitting that the coming holiday be observed in a big way because of the war with Spain. On Saturday evening Roaring Spring was the scene of a parade and flag raising, the Grand Army and the P.O.S. of A. drum corps furnishing the music. The Odd Fellows of Williamsburg made plans to observe the 50th...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Jun 8, 2023

    Herald of June 14, 1973 Dale W. Detwiler of Roaring Spring was elected president of the New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., succeeding Paul I. Detwiler Sr. of Bedford. Paul I. Detwiler founded the company with his father, the late J. S. Detwiler. Two teachers from the Williamsburg Community School District retired at the end of the school year. Mrs. Grace Hall retired from her position as language teacher at the high school. Mrs. Kathryn Foster retired from the elementary school. Approximately 1,500 auto racing fans saw Turk Burket of Claysburg...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Jun 8, 2023

    Herald of June 15, 1923 The Metcalf “title law” was approved by Governor Pinchot and provides that, before November 24, every motor vehicle owned or operated in the state must be titled, the owner obtaining a certificate from the highway department for a $2 fee. Frederick Higgins of Altoona, and Miss Grace Brown of Woodbury, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Anna Brown, on Thursday June 7. As the bridal party marched from the house to strains of music by the victrola, they were met at the door by six nieces of th...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Jun 8, 2023

    Herald of June 18, 1998 Three persons were killed when their small plane crashed in a field near the Morrisons Cove Livestock Market along the Sale Barn Road in North Woodbury Township on June 10. Those killed in the plane crash were Dr. Daniel Burwell and his wife Jeanette of Altoona and a family friend, Deborah Leatherman of Duncansville. Witnesses said the plane came down nose first at a high rate of speed. The plane burst into flames after impact. Christian Bridenbaugh, a pitching standout for the Central Scarlet Dragons, signed a...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Jun 8, 2023

    Herald of June 17, 1948 The State Highway department at Harrisburg announced that the New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company was the low bidder for the construction of 2.25 miles of bituminous surface on route 36 between Woodbury and Waterside. Opening the annual Morrisons Cove Memorial Picnic will be a “Radio” quiz show, with Wilbert L. “Will” Ketner, newscaster over WFBG Radio Station, Altoona, as master of ceremonies. Organization of a men’s chorus among members of the Martinsburg Booster Association was started Friday night at the associati...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Jun 8, 2023

    Herald of June 13, 2013 The goal of $50,000 for renovations and upgrades to Panther Paradise in the Northern Bedford School District was surpassed with $58,850 being raised through the efforts of area families, businesses and elementary school students. Roger and Natalie Pepple, who spearheaded the original effort 25 years earlier, were coordinating the renovations again. The Spring Cove School District graduated 145, while 37 students received diplomas at Williamsburg High School. Rebekah Stern was valedictorian at Spring Cove and Nicole Lynn...

  • Faithful Fashion

    Jun 8, 2023

    Colossians 3 One task I tend to put off is changing over the clothes in my closet at the beginning of a new season. When it comes to fashion, I have always valued comfort over couture. This passage from Colossians presents us with a closet full of pieces that resemble my own closet space: pieces that are not necessarily fashionable or comfortable: compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, and love. Should I put them on today? Will they fit? Humility might feel a little loose, patience too constricting. I might feel like shoving...

  • Thought for the Week

    Paster Earl Herr|Jun 8, 2023

    Two Old Testament books bear a woman’s name as title and are about the lives of those two women. One is Esther and I want to spend some time looking at her life and ministry. We can see and understand God is moving and shaping throughout the book yet His name is not mentioned. We can also see the two prime characters in the book are much involved with God and dependent on Him and yet prayer is not mentioned. It is alluded to but not actually stated. The setting for the book is following the f...

  • Larry Violet Appointed Chaplain At the Village at Morrisons Cove

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Jun 8, 2023

    Larry Violet is well known in the community and in the town of Williamsburg. He has been working as a van driver at the Village at Morrisons Cove, offering God’s word to some residents. On Thursday, May 26, Violet held his first service as chaplain at the Village. During his sermon, Violet talked about Jesus and his journey finding his disciples. Hymn signing was incorporated into his service and his wife Debbie accompanied him on the electric piano. He also incorporated a song about d...

  • Public Notices

    Jun 8, 2023

    Form of Advertisement Sealed proposals will be received by the Freedom Township of Blair County, at 131 Municipal Street, East Freedom, PA, 16637, until 3 p.m. on July 5, 2023, for the following: Item 1, 230 ton, Superpave wearing course, 19.0mm, in place Item, 2, 285 S.Y., Base repairs in place Item 3, 12,972 S.Y., Double sealcoat with RS-2PM (E-2M)/CRS-2PM(E-3M) Phase #1 - Items 1 and 2 Phase #2 = Item 3 Phases to be bid and awarded separately Liquidated damages apply at the rate of $975.oo per calendar day. Proposals must be upon the forms f... Full story

  • Game Commission To Hold Junior Game Warden Camps

    Jun 8, 2023

    Whether collecting forensic evidence that will bring poachers to justice, tracking down lost hikers or live-trapping black bears for research, Pennsylvania State Game Wardens have among the most unique, diverse and exciting careers in wildlife conservation. This summer, youths ages 12 to 15 can experience some of it for themselves. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is holding one-day Junior Game Warden Camps across the Commonwealth, providing those who attend a structured, fun-filled day learning about the career of a Pennsylvania State Game...

  • Gas Prices Dip in Pennsylvania

    Jun 8, 2023

    This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.664 Average price during the week of May 30, 2023: $3.676 Average price during the week of June 6, 2022: $4.851 The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $3.692 Altoona $3.748 Beaver $3.705 Bradford $3.513 Brookville $3.684 Butler $3.657 Clarion $3.446 DuBois $3.671 Erie $3.709 Greensburg $3.717 Indiana $3.715 Jeannette $3.724 Kittanning $3.721 Latrobe $3.684 Meadville $3.699 Mercer $3.510 New Castle $3.732 New Kensington $3.688 Oil City $3.726 Pittsburgh $...

  • Woodbury Borough Looking Forward to Lower Alley Storm Drain Repairs

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Jun 8, 2023

    The June 5 Woodbury Borough Council meeting was held in the Community Center Building at 7 p.m. After the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting was called to order by President Shawn Claycomb. The secretary report from May was reviewed and approved with no changes. The treasurer’s report was also reviewed, and discussion took place on possibly taking out CDs in the future. Steps also are being taken to move accounts from Mid Penn Bank to Hometown Bank, as it is closer for the treasurer. Old business included discussion on Lower Alley storm drain r...

  • Woodbury Looks to Unveil New Ordinances

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 8, 2023

    Woodbury Township Solicitor Aimee Willett and Stiffler McGraw Engineer Jim Young have noticed an increase in land development in the township, and both stressed to township supervisors that it is imperative to have an ordinance that streamlines land development, erosion and sediment control and stormwater management. Over the last year, both Willett and Young have been working on new ordinances streamlining the process for all three, which will make it much easier for landowners in the township to complete a project. Willett announced at last T...

  • Wrapping Up the Upstairs: Williamsburg Elementary School Teacher Interviews Finish With Fourth-Sixth Grade

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 8, 2023

    This is the last installment of meeting the teachers at the Williamsburg Elementary School. This week, we meet the teachers who make up the "second level" of the elementary school ­- the fourth, fifth and sixth grade teachers. Fourth Grade Hillary Long Hillary Long is another "Coveite," growing up in Martinsburg and graduating from Central High School. Long then attended UPJ to study Early Childhood Education. Long has since finished up her Master's Degree with a specialization in reading....

  • Municipal

    Jun 8, 2023

    A 2020 Peterbilt Aluminum Body Triaxle owned by New Enterprise Stone and Lime and loaded with 23 tons of stone was involved in a fatal accident in Huntingdon County on the morning of June 2 along SR-453, Birmingham Pike. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer driven by William Lee Brown of Three Springs collided head on with the truck, driven by Richard Morgart of Everett, after Brown lost control and crossed the centerline. Both vehicles became fully engulfed in flames, with Brown trapped in his vehicle. The...

  • Girl Scouts Have Bridging Ceremony

    Jun 8, 2023

    Girl Scout Troop 43009 in Roaring Spring recently held the girls' Bridging Ceremony, at Shawnee Park on May 22 to recognize the girls' achievements and those girls who are moving up to their next level of scouts. Shown are (front row, from left) Lynesse Wicker, Maylin Doty, Laura Longwell, and Evelyn Byrne; (Back row, from left) Gwendolyn Wicker, Taryn Walters, Addison McGregor, Kaycee Stapleton, and Leah Dell....

  • Dry As a Bone: Pa. Edging Toward Drought Status

    KATHY MELLOTT|Jun 8, 2023

    A glance out the dining room window toward the stream and the usually lush green grass is brown with little sign of life. Not an unusual sight if it is the tail end of August, but a noteworthy scene considering it is the first full week of June. The weather watchers look back to April when rainfall levels were down by three inches and May moisture was off by even more. The National Drought Mitigation Center of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a handful of federal government agencies are...

  • Distracted Driving Decreasing

    Jun 8, 2023

    Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania continue to trend downward as 2022 data shows citations decreased 10 percent from last year – representing a 60 percent decrease from 2018. Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania can be issued for 1) using headphones while driving, 2) using a handheld mobile phone while driving a commercial vehicle or 3) texting while driving. Texting includes sending, reading or writing a text-based message....

  • Fatal Teen Crashes Increase During "100 Deadliest Days"

    Jun 8, 2023

    As the school year ends, AAA stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for some of the most dangerous driving days of the year. Nationwide, more than 7,000 people died in teen driving-related summertime crashes between 2011 and 2020. That’s more than 7 people per day during the 100 Deadliest Days - the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day – compared to the rest of the year. “Now that students are out of school, teens will spend more time on the road, often driving with friends at odd hours of the day a...

  • Yard Sale Season Kicks Off in Loysburg

    Jun 8, 2023

    ABOVE: St. John's Reform Church in Loysburg once again held its annual yard sale on the church grounds on June 1 and 2. Katrina Howe (center) enjoyed the sale with her daughter Bristol and son Preston. The sale was held outside. This church is attended by many friendly folks in the community. Those who would like to attend the church can join services each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. and led by Pastor Dave Meckley. BELOW: Cove Lions held community yard sales at the Cove Lions Building in...

  • Curve Shortstop Doesn't Stop Short

    Jun 8, 2023

    PHOTO ABOVE: Altoona Curve shortstop Norkis Marcos bare hands a ground ball and makes the throw to first for the out against Binghmaton Saturday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. RIGHT PHOTO: Curve catcher Henry Davis (left) watches as Marcos dives at a foul ball. Are you a fan of the Altoona Curve? Make sure you follow the Morrisons Cove Herald Facebook page and participate in our Curve ticket giveaways....

  • PGC Strikes Again

    RICHARD TATE|Jun 8, 2023

    State Representative Dave Maloney (R-Berks), Chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee, has been concerned with the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s (PGC) “management” of a number of things. One is that the PGC was found to be sitting on more than $72 million in escrow funds in 2019, including more than $6 million the PGC didn’t even know it had. Another is the moving of the rifle deer opener to Saturday, despite much opposition from the hunting community. The ruffed grouse population is at a 70-year low. (These are all problems I have...

  • Lady Bulldogs Give All in Softball

    Jun 8, 2023

    Claysburg-Kimmel's Emalee Cavender works against Frazier Monday afternoon in PIAA playoff action at Central Cambria High School. McKenna Black rounds second base after hitting a game winning two run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning....

  • Hydrating Key in Summer Heat

    Jun 8, 2023

    Summer is a season to enjoy some fun in the sun, but it’s imperative that people remember to take steps to reduce their risk for heat illness. Those measures should include efforts to hydrate and remain hydrated throughout the day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that water will almost always help people remain hydrated even when they’re working in the heat. But food also plays a vital role in preventing heat illness, as the CDC notes eating regular meals can help to replace the salt lost through sweat. It’s also impor...

  • Five Generations Gather Together

    Jun 8, 2023

    Brantley and Coleston Imler make up the fifth generation of their family. Shown are mother Alyssa Imler, grandma Kandi Sollenberger (holding Coleston), great-great grandma Doris Wagner (holding Brantley), and great-grandfather Kelly Wagner....

  • Birth Announcement

    Jun 8, 2023

    Brandon Eric and Abigail Yvonne (Ott) McClain of New Enterprise are the parents of a daughter, Willow Grace, born at 8:04 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at Altoona Hospital. The infant weighted 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 and 1/2 inches in length at birth. Willow has a sister, Ava Noel, who is 7, a brother, Blaze Eric, who is 5 and a brother Keegan Patrick, who is 4. Maternal grandparents are Kenny and Peggy Ott of Woodbury. Paternal grandparents are Shawn and Jody McClain of Martinsburg. Maternal great-grandmothers are Joyce Ott of Roaring...

  • Postcards Found on Travels Depict Roaring Spring

    Jun 8, 2023

    During his travels, Darwin H. Stapleton found these postcards from Roaring Spring. The one to the left shows the Roaring Spring High School, while the one to the right features the spring. The Herald thanks Stapleton for sharing with us and our readers....

  • Cove Quarter Horses Complement the View

    Jun 8, 2023

    Quarter horses from the EFG Stable in Woodbury mill about as dusk approaches on Friday, May 12. This was the warmest day of the week, with a high of 82. The following Friday, highs jumped up to the 90s. May finished out with more moderate spring temperatures in the 70s....

  • Cargill Donates to Dragon Packs Program

    Jun 8, 2023

    In early May, several employees from Cargill presented a check for $5,000 to the Scarlet Dragon Packs Program. This group of volunteers relies on donations from businesses, organizations and individuals along with grants to purchase food from the Central Pa. Food Bank. They then meet weekly during the school year to pack food into bags and deliver to the two elementary schools in the Spring Cove School District. The food is sent home with pre-registered students to use for their...

  • Pasture Walk to be Held In Bedford Co.

    Jun 8, 2023

    Penn State Extension invites dairy, livestock and horse owners, as well as agriculture industries, to the Pasture Walk with Extension from 10 a.m. to noon, June 28 at the Bill Shoemaker Farm in Manns Choice. This pasture walk is designed to help farmers who graze their animals learn tips to improve their pasture quality. Topics to be covered at the event include soil testing, tips to evaluate pastures, and strategies for pasture management and renovation. Bill Shoemaker will share his pasture management strategies and discuss how he uses a...

  • Penn State's 2023 Ag Progress Days on Tap for Aug. 8-10

    Jun 8, 2023

    Planning is well underway for Penn State’s 2023 Ag Progress Days exposition, which will be held Aug. 8-10 in Centre County. Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences, the expo is held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, 9 miles southwest of State College on state Route 45. Admission and parking are free. The core audience for the event is the agricultural community, but planned activities also have a strong appeal for home gardeners, conservationists, youth and families, woodland owners, horse e...

  • Plea Deal Gives Martinsburg Man Probation for Role in Cattle Thefts

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jun 8, 2023

    A Martinsburg man who was arrested by North Woodbury Township police in 2020 for helping a former Kulp Family Dairy Farm employee steal cattle was sentenced to two years’ probation and ordered to pay restitution of $3,023 after pleading guilty to third degree felony theft of movable property in Blair County Court on May 8. Paul A. Tremmel, 67, was in court for jury selection but a plea agreement was reached instead. Felony counts of receiving stolen property, theft by deception, and conspiracy, were dismissed in a plea deal accepted by Blair Co...

  • NB Teacher Among Four Educators to Receive Dr. John Powers Outstanding Educator Award

    Jun 8, 2023

    Saint Francis University presents the Dr. John Powers Outstanding Educator Award to a deserving elementary or secondary teacher or administrator each spring. This year, the university presented the award to five outstanding educators during the Saint Francis University President's Awards Convocation on May 4, 2023. Michelle Anderson - Altoona Area Junior High School, Special Education Teacher Michelle Anderson has spent most of her teaching career as a Learning Support teacher in the Junior...

  • One Injured When Car Hits Motorcycle in Martinsburg

    Jun 8, 2023

    One man was taken to the hospital after the motorcycle he was riding was struck from behind while stopped in traffic According to Martinsburg Borough police, on Friday, June 2, at approximately 11:15 a.m., traffic in the eastbound lane of West Allegheny St., just past S. Railroad St., had come to a stop. A silver SUV had failed to notice traffic at a standstill and slammed into the back of a Honda Silver Wing Scooter, pushing it into the vehicle in front of it. The operator of the motorcycle...

  • C-K's Lady Bulldogs District 6 1A Champions, Keep the Wins Coming

    Jun 8, 2023

    Claysburg-Kimmel Softball were named the District 6, Class 1A champions after defeating West Branch 11-5 on May 31. And their winning ways haven't stopped! On Monday, June 5, the Lady Bulldogs dominated Frazier 8-6 in the first round of playoffs. The Bulldogs will play Chartiers-Houston today, June 8, in the quarterfinals. Chartiers-Houston defeated Cambridge Springs 13-3 in the first round of playoffs. In the photos above, Claysburg-Kimmel's McKenna Black (17) is congratulated by her teammates...

  • Morris Officially Named Chief of Police of North Woodbury Township

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jun 8, 2023

    When Lance Morris was hired last November as Officer in Charge of the North Woodbury Township Police Department, he was faced with the task of rebuilding an almost empty department that had been running with one part-time officer since parting ways with its police chief six months earlier. On Thursday, June 1, the North Woodbury Township supervisors removed the Office in Charge title from Morris's business cards and replaced it with Chief of Police, an expected promotion following a six-month pr...

  • Herald Wins 9 Awards In Statewide Contest

    ANNA BAUGHMAN, Editor|Jun 8, 2023

    The Morrisons Cove Herald has won nine awards in the 2023 Professional Keystone Media Awards contest. The awards are: • Correspondent George Berkheimer, Second Place in Enterprise Reporting for his series, "The Changing Cove" • Publisher Allan Bassler, Honorable Mention for Feature Story for his article, "Cove Woman Details 'Amazon' Phone Scam" • Staff Writer Rick Boston, Honorable Mention in Editorial for his piece, "Survival of the American Newspaper Critical to Democracy" • Columnist...

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