Articles from the June 11, 2020 edition

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American Cancer Society Suspends Relay for Life Of the Cove on June 27

Due to the impact of COVID-19, local community volunteers, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society have chosen to suspend this year’s Relay For Life of the Cove event that was scheduled to take place at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field...

 

State Announces CARES Act Funding for Dairy Industry

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announced June 16 the availability of $40 million in funding through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and food security programs, following months of u...

 

Pa. Dept. of Health Warns Tick Symptoms Similar to COVID-19's

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on June 16 reminded Pennsylvanians to take proper steps to prevent against tick bites and recognize the symptoms of Lyme disease, as some symptoms of Lyme disease are similar to those of COVID-19. Ticks can carry...

 

Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania recuerda a los pensilvania sobre las garrapatas, advierte algunos síntomas de la enfermedad de Lyme similar a COVID-19

Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania recuerda a los pensilvania sobre las garrapatas, advierte algunos síntomas de la enfermedad de Lyme similar a COVID-19 La Dra. Rachel Levine, Secretaria de Salud, el 16 de junio, recordó a los de Pensilvania...

 

Nason's First June Baby

Brooke Gochnour (right), the Bedford County Dairy Princess, recently stopped by the home of Sunny Marino to present her family with a basket featuring items related to dairy since June is National...

 

The Great 1963 Airport Safe Robbery

Jon W. Keim tells his story about the airport safe robbery in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania in 1963. He was a firefighter for 68 years and fire chief for 12 years. He and other Martinsburg firefighters...

 

Roaring Spring Municipal Authority Customers Under 'Boil Water' Notice Until Monday

All customers of the Roaring Spring Municipal Authority are on a "boil water" notice until at least Monday, June 15. The borough experienced at least three water main breaks starting around 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, according to borough... Full story

 
 By Amy Keith    News    June 11, 2020

Cove Rallies to Save Ag Parade from Becoming Another COVID Casualty

A post on Facebook Friday evening, June 5, caused a great outcry in the home of the “world’s largest small town parade.” The Morrisons Cove Parade Committee posted a graphic announcing: “Parade postponed out of consideration for public...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 11, 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...

 

This is Graduation in 2020

Williamsburg High School valedictorian Joseph Kunsman delivers the commencement address to his classmates who caravanned into the school's football stadium facility for the ceremony on Friday...

 

Public Notices

NORTHERN BEDFORD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Bedford County, Pennsylvania NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of School Directors of Northern Bedford County School District, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (the “School District”), will hold a...

 

My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir By Jason B. Rosenthal

This book is the quintessential love story. What makes it most touching is that it is a true story. A young Chicago lawyer, Jason Rosenthal, is set up on a date with the daughter of a family friend,...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Opinion    June 11, 2020

I Wear My Mask for You

I have encountered several people over the past few weeks who have decided for one reason or another that they don’t need to wear a mask. I’m not sure what criteria was used to come to their decision but I have heard a few reasons and excuses....

 
 By Karen Bassler    Opinion    June 11, 2020

Tears

It happened … right there in the car …. and I’m not sure why. I was driving to Roaring Spring from Martinsburg last Wednesday evening at about 4:45. I noticed people setting up chairs along Allegheny Street and realized it was Graduation...

 

2020 Graduates, You Did It!

I graduated two years ago from Altoona High (Go, Mountain Lions!). That day is still fresh in my memory. We got to do a “victory lap” before we took our seats and all 600-some of us were called out by our names and congratulated for accomplishing...

 

Vein of Clay Reported Found

Herald of June 6, 1895 A valuable vein of fire clay was rumored to have been found on the old Kauffman farm near Henrietta. Pittsburgh parties were interested in the find, and they were to proceed at once to investigate the extent and variety of the...

 

Burglary in Martinsburg

Herald of June 11, 1970 Spec. 4 Daniel Verbonitz of Williamsburg was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with “V” device for heroism against a hostile force. He earned the medal while serving as a connoneer. Township and county line markers have...

 

Lightning Struck Home

Herald of June 11, 1920 A delegation of men living on Clover Creek road between Fredericksburg and Williamsburg went to Hollidaysburg to have a conference with the county commissioners relative to having this highway improved. Henry Zimmerman, a...

 

CHS Names Val, Sal

Herald of June 8, 1995 Seniors Laura Herr and Katie Anderson were named valedictorian and salutatorian of the Central High School Class of 1995. A new farming supply company had been opened by Robert Walters of Curryville. The company, Cove Farm...

 

Unwelcome Visitors

Herald of June 14, 1945 Corporal Denver K. Ake of Martinsburg, left his air base at Kearney, Neb., for a destination unknown early this week. He has been taking advanced training on a B-29, one of the Super Fortress bombers at several camps for some...

 

NB Wins Championship

Herald of June 10, 2010 Andrew Brumbaugh, a CHS freshman, will be heading to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day (NHD) Contest from June 13 to 17 at the University of Maryland. Central (15-10) is in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    June 11, 2020

Community Yard Sale is a 'Go!' for June 26 & 27

So far, so good. We are still a “go” for the Community Yard Sale on June 26 and 27. As you are cleaning out and preparing for your sale, please keep in mind that we are still in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. We have been extremely blessed...

 

DEATH RECORD

EBY – Linda A. (Casner), 76, Huntingdon, formerly of Newport IMLER – Gerald D., 81, Westover, formerly of Curryville SMITH – James E., 69, Duncansville, formerly of Reading WILT – Lois D., 94, Breezewood... Full story

 

LINDA A. (CASNER) EBY

Linda A. (Casner) Eby, 76, of Huntingdon, and formerly of Newport, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020, at her residence, after an extended illness. Born on March 28, 1944, in Newport, she was a daugh...

 

GERALD D. IMLER

Gerald D. Imler, 81, of Westover, formerly of Curryville, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020. He was born on March 16, 1939, in Roaring Spring, the son of George R. and Marie (Wallace) Imler. He was preceded in death by parents; loving wife,...

 

JAMES E. SMITH

James E. Smith, 69, of Duncansville, formerly of Reading, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday afternoon, May 27, 2020, at home. He was born on Nov. 13, 1950, in Altoona, the son of the late William and Betty (Hite) Smith. He is...

 

LOIS D. WILT

Lois D. Wilt, 94, of Breezewood, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at UPMC Bedford Memorial, Everett. She was born on July 31, 1925, in Roaring Spring, a daughter of the late Ira T. and Ferne B....

 

Olivia Smith on D&E Dean's List

Davis & Elkins College (Elkins, W.Va.) student Olivia Smith of Martinsburg has achieved the dean's list for the spring 2020 semester. To earn the honor, full-time students must achieve a semester grade-point average of at least a...

 

Jennica Hunter on Dean's List

Jennica Hunter of Claysburg earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average to be named to the dean's list for the spring 2020 semester at Clarion University of Pennsylvania....

 

Area Students Qualify for Dean's List at Kutztown Univ.

More than 2,550 students have been named to the spring 2020 dean’s list at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade-point average of...

 

Roaring Spring Woman Publishes Novel 'Beyond the Surface'

A Roaring Spring woman has published a novel. Author Trisha Ridinger McKee has published "Beyond the Surface." McKee describes the novel like this: "Ella is a middle-aged woman with a stagnant...

 

Pa. Launches COVID-19 'Phased Reopening' County Dashboard

The Pa. Department of Health on June 5 launched an online dashboard to show county progress as Pennsylvania moves through the COVID-19 phased reopening plan. The dashboard breaks down four main categories that are used to determine if a county can mo...

 

Claysburg Little Miss Pageant Cancelled

Under an abundance of caution because of COVID-19 Pandemic, Diana G. Walter-Dively and her planning board have decided to cancel the 2020 Little Miss Claysburg Pageant in conjunction with Claysburg Area Community Days  originally scheduled to take...

 

El Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania lanza un panel de la reapertura escalona del condado de COVID-19

El Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania lanzó el 5 de junio un panel en línea para mostrar el progreso del condado a medida que Pensilvania se mueve a través del plan de reapertura por fases COVID-19. El panel desglosa cuatro categorías...

 

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...

 

Graduate with Cove Ties Earns Degree at Ship U.

After almost two years at Shippensburg University, Catherine Grace Fackler, daughter of Pastor Jeff and Lori Fackler of Penn Run, Pa., and granddaughter of Darl and Betty Bechtel of Williamsburg, has...

 

Aaron Kreider Earns Law Degree at DePaul U.

Aaron Kreider graduated on May 16, 2020, from the DePaul University School of Law in Chicago, with a Juris Doctor degree. Aaron is the son of Loy and Heidi Kreider and the grandson of Thomas and...

 
 By BRAD SIMPSON    Opinion    June 11, 2020

PNA Responds to Treatment of Journalists During Protests

There is always a line. There is always a line. A line that, when crossed, is a step too far. The police in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, were doing their jobs until they crossed the line and George Floyd became a victim of police brutality that...

 

Primary Election Results Not Yet Available

The 2020 Primary Election was held on June 2, 2020. Election results were not available from Blair or Bedford counties before the Herald’s deadline for the June 11 edition. The Herald will publish the Primary Election results as soon as they are...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: What a welcome sight are the beautiful flowers in the planters at the square! We would like to thank these businesses for making this possible: Brubaker’s Greenhouse, Spring Farm Greenhouse and Cove Landscaping Center. Also, we...

 

Congratulations, Graduates

CENTRAL Isaac Baker Mason Baker Morgan Balliet Otto Barton Noah Bauman Corissa Beltz April Birge Connor Bowers Nathan Bowers Jacob Bowser Kaylee Boyles Shayla Brantner Austin Bridenbaugh Allison Brooks Erin Brumbaugh Robert Brumbaugh Reagan Bush...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 11, 2020

Williamsburg High School Class of 2020

Applauses were car horns and attendees sat in cars circling the high school football field; "this is not the graduation we might have expected, but it's definitely one you will not forget," Michael...

 

Northern Bedford County High School Class of 2020

The Northern Bedford County School District held a virtual pre-recorded graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 28, 2020. The broadcast, viewed on the district's Facebook page and on the Only in the Cove...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 11, 2020

Central High School Class of 2020

In some ways, Spring Cove's 2020 graduation ceremony on June 3 was normal. It was held outside. The weather cooperated beautifully. There were smiles and cheers and tearful parents. There were...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    June 11, 2020

Claysburg-Kimmel High School Class of 2020

Unlike any other graduation before in school history, 62 seniors at Claysburg-Kimmel High School received their diplomas during a "drive-in" style commencement ceremony in the student parking lot behi...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

When June began its first day with temperatures in the 30s, it seemed that chills would simply stay and outdoor comfort wouldn't come, but it did. It seemed like a miracle, but by the end of the...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Announces Award Winners from Senior Class

Sixteen members of Claysburg-Kimmel High School’s Class of 2020 have received awards and scholarships. Recipients of awards and scholarships (in alphabetical order) are: Michael T. Baker – NPC FBLA Award, Who’s Who in Pennsylvania FBLA....

 
 By DANETTE FEATHERS    News    June 11, 2020

Martinsburg Community Library Cancels 'Taste of the Cove'

The Martinsburg Community Library would like to thank the local community for your donations to our “Love Your Library” campaign this year. Your continued support allows us to fund the purchase of new materials, conduct programs for all ages and...

 

Area Students on Dean's List at Cal., Pa.

California University of Pennsylvania has announced its dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester, which ended on May 8. Dean’s list students are undergraduates attending full time who have earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher for the...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    June 11, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

One thing is for certain, it has been an exhausting year. I think we could all do with a little rest and relaxation. I think we're all sick and tired of hearing words like social distancing, "in...

 

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