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Discarded Treasure Sale June 26-27 at Loysburg Church

The Women's Guild of St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will hold its annual Discarded Treasure Sale (formerly the Rummage Sale) on June 26 and 27, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church basement and pavilion, 1698...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 18, 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...

 

It's Memorial Pool Season Again!

Hershberger Memorial Pool at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg has seen its share of swimmers thus far this swim season. Memorial Pool is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday....

 

Ag Parade Is a 'Go' for Tuesday, June 30

Due to the public outcry to reverse the cancelation of the Morrisons Cove Agricultural Parade, the parade committee, Martinsburg Borough Council, Memorial Park, PennDOT and State Rep. Jim Gregory...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    June 18, 2020

A New Ag Parade Feature: Show Your Creativity!

This is a year of doing things a little differently. As a community, the people of the Cove are doing their best to maintain tradition while taking precautions to keep everyone safe. George Replogle thinks this is a great time to add a little...

 

DEATH RECORD

BUTLER – Neil H., 88, East Sharpsburg GREEN – Phyllis L. (Whitaker), 89, resident of Providence Place of Dover, formerly of Hummelstown LAMBORN – Elmer H., 87, Martinsburg LEID – Lucy Z., 66, Ephrata... Full story

 

NEIL H. BUTLER

Neil H. Butler, 88, of East Sharpsburg, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, June 11, 2020, at home. He was born on May 29, 1932, in East Sharpsburg, the son of the late Raymo...

 

PHYLLIS L. (WHITAKER) GREEN

Phyllis L. (Whitaker) Green, 89, a resident of Providence Place of Dover, formerly of Hummelstown, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020. She was born on Feb. 12, 1931, in Clappertown, daughter of...

 

ELMER H. LAMBORN

Elmer H. Lamborn, 87, of Martinsburg, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. He was born on Oct. 5, 1932, in Woodbury, son of the late Aaron and Susie (Imler) Lamborn. On December 22, 1954, at the Brethren...

 

LUCY Z. LEID

Lucy Z. Leid, 66, of Ephrata, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at home. She was born in East Earl to the late Aaron Z. and Ella R. (Zimmerman) Sensenig and was the wife of John Z. Leid. She was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church,...

 

Swimmers Drawn to Pool Temps

Hershberger Memorial Pool at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg opened for the season on Thursday, June 4. The pool is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Above, Xhaiden Feathers, 11, of...

 

SC Teachers Donate While Teaching Remotely

During their time teaching their students from home, the teachers of the Spring Cove School District through the Spring Cove Education Association donated almost $1,700 to two local food banks/pantries and to three local volunteer fire companies to...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    June 18, 2020

Revised Celebration Kicked Off by Next Community Yard Sale

Many people were in their garages this past weekend preparing for the upcoming Community Yard Sales. The Herald has had a few people call for a spot in the yard beside the Herald. “We’ve got lots of space but the whole yard is not the...

 

Little Miss Morrisons Cove Pageant Set for Mon., June 29

The Little Miss Spring Cove Pageant is back. The pageant will be held on Monday, June 29, in the Kenneth and Gladys Weaver Banquet Hall at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. Age groups will be based on grade just completed: pre-school...

 

MUNICIPAL

Motor Vehicle Accident Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford, reported that at 11:10 a.m. April 6, Daniel N. Nolt, 21, New Enterprise, was riding his bicycle east on the 3900 block of Brumbaugh Road, South Woodbury Township and turned in front of a...

 

Lifelong Firefighter Remembers Helping Foil Airport Safe Theft

When lifetime Martinsburg resident and firefighter Jon Keim read the "50 Years Ago" entry in the June 4, 2020, edition of the Herald, he knew that there was more to the story of the attempted theft...

 
 By Jim Glunt    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Other Voices

As we find ourselves in the midst of a health pandemic (COVID-19), it is important that we follow the facts and not fall victim to the multitude of conspiracy theories that are out there. Do your own research; don’t listen to the alarmists. The...

 
 By Martin Bakner    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Other Voices

My grandson was born with a severe cardio-pulmonary defect, one that required numerous open-heart surgeries beginning when he was only a matter of days old. (If you aren’t familiar, you’ll find his story on Facebook at https:...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: We wish to express our appreciation to the organizers of the demonstration on the Public Square in Bedford on Friday, June 5, held in response to George Floyd’s tragic death, and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. We also...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 18, 2020

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 enumerado...

 

Local Funds Helps Small Business Stay Open; Give Back

A fund set up by local business owners to help Blair County business owners is already showing results, according to organizers. Warner's Florist, Gifts and Greenhouses in Hollidaysburg recently...

 

June 2, 2020, Primary Election Results: Bedford and Blair Counties

The following are the results of the Primary Election held June 2, 2020 in Pennsylvania. Blair and Bedford county results are summarized. For full results, go to the county election office or check the county’s website. These results were not...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The sound of the vacuum pump humming is a part of life on the farm. It's normal and usual. We take it for granted, never thinking twice about the motor that produces vacuum to milk our cows. But...

 

VFW Post 43 Receives Box for Unusable Flags

The D. Merl Tipton VFW Post 43, Martinsburg, now has a box for persons to deposit unusable flags, which will be properly disposed of at a later date at a Flag Retirement Ceremony. Auxiliary Member Jim...

 

Area Students Named to Honors Lists at Saint Francis University

More than 700 Saint Francis University (Loretto) students made one of the spring 2020 Honors Lists: president's or dean's. To achieve either list, students must have full-time status and attain a quality point average of 4.0 (president's) or 3.5...

 

The Wall That Heals to Arrive July 23 in Bedford

The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to Bedford County this summer from July 23-26. Bedford County Commissioner Josh Lang has been instrumental in bringing the Wall That Heals to...

 

Area Students Graduate from Ohio University

More than 5,000 students graduated with bachelor's, master's or doctorate degrees from Ohio University, Athens, for the spring semester 2020. Area graduates included Christina Crawford of Loysburg with Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Haldan...

 

Lines by Lee

When I was 18 years old I did something for the first time. I became friends with a black man. In fact, in my freshman year of college there were two African American guys who I got to know. The one...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Thessalonians 5:17 Ephesians 6:18 Philippians 4:6-8 I Timothy 2:1-4 & 8 St. Matthew 26:41 Romans 8:26 St. Matthew 7:7-8 When I was young, I was somewhat baffled by I...

 

5 Interesting Things About the Peace Corps

A lot has changed about the world since the Peace Corps was founded nearly six decades ago, but its mission remains the same: to promote world peace and friendship between Americans and people around the world. Established 59 years ago, the agency...

 

Imlers to Host Cookout June 19 At RS Barn Room

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring will host a cookout and a time of Christian fellowship with Tom Smith of Everett for the Christian Singles group on Friday, June 19. The evening will include hot dogs, desserts, and attendees may bring a dish...

 

Williamsburg High Announces Class of 2020 Award Winners

The Williamsburg High School Class of 2020 was presented with awards along with diplomas at commencement on Friday, May 29. The following are the WHS Class of 2020 award winners: Joseph Dale Kunsman – son of Vicki and Edward Kunsman: American Red...

 

Church Services Return Inside

Pastor Jim Spivey preaches to a large crowd of parishioners during Sunday's service at the Grace Pointe Community Church of God in Williamsburg. This was the first service held inside since the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    June 18, 2020

Ask the Williamsburgers

Planning a vacation this year is hard. Will our plans be wrecked by the pandemic? We waited to book our vacation until last week and hopefully, our plans will not be affected by COVID-19. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, “Where is...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    June 18, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Another weekend of spending a day with my parents – for some people, this may be almost torture, but for my sister Julie and I, we thoroughly enjoy it. We are always brainstorming new recipes and ideas for things to eat during our weekend...

 

Blair, Bedford Counties Not Leading In Population Increase or Decline

By THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE DATA CENTER South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania continue to be the fastest growing areas of the state along with pockets around the city of Pittsburgh and State...

 

Students Named to Dean's List at The Mount

Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, has announced the dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. The list is issued each semester and honors students enrolled in at least 12 semester hours who have achieved a 3.5 grade-point average (GPA) or higher,...

 

Taylor Conley Earns Degree at Iowa State

A virtual commencement ceremony was held this spring at Iowa State University to honor the nearly 5,100 graduates who earned degrees. University leaders recorded three commencement ceremonies to honor graduates. Taylor Conley of New Enterprise...

 

Northern Bedford Announces Award Winners from Senior Class

Twelve members of Northern Bedford County High School’s Class of 2020 have received awards. Recipients of awards (in alphabetical order) are: Steven Kline – Building Construction Jordan Morral – Social Studies, Foreign Language Kelsey Over ...

 

Blair County Chamber, U.S. Chamber Partnering On Initiative

The Blair County Chamber has announced that it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. The Blair County chamber will join the U.S. Chamber’s national town hall event on June 25...

 

Abigail Steele of RS Earns Degree at Wilkes

Abigail Steele of Roaring Spring received a Master of Science degree in education from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. The degree was one of 720 bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees awarded at a virtual degree conferral ceremony held by Wilkes...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 18, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

May is my favorite month. Redbud and dogwood come into full bloom against the pastel green of developing plants. Eventually ground phlox and dame's rocket make their lavender appearances as well. As...

 

Guidance Provided to Resume Pa. High School, Rec Sports

The Wolf Administration on June 10 issued preliminary guidance for high school and recreational sports teams to resume voluntary workouts and other in-person activities in the state’s yellow and green phases. The guidance includes college and...

 

Inkwell to Meet Via Zoom July 7

The monthly meeting of the Inkwell will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, via Zoom. Guest speaker award-winning author Stuart Horwitz will conduct the live-stream workshop “A Letter Writing Workshop.” This workshop will introduce writers to the...

 

The New Faces Of Library Services

The past few months have brought about many changes in our daily lives. Stay-at-home orders, the closure of schools, restaurants, fitness facilities and non-essential businesses have made us change how we do business and how we seek entertainment....

 
 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    June 18, 2020

The Myths of Systemic Racism and Police Brutality, Part 1

"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living...

 

Iron Workers Get Pay Hike

Herald of June 13, 1895 Several thousand employees of the Cambria Iron Co. at Johnstown were given a 10 percent wage increase, increasing the payroll of the company by $20,000 a month. A carload of McCormick reapers and blinders arrived for Nelson...

 

Church Building to be Sold

Herald of June 18, 1970 The final service in the Gibson Memorial Presbyterian Church at Martinsburg will be held on June 28. The congregation of 16 members will be disbanded and the church building, erected in 1884, will be sold. The unused brick...

 

New School Teachers Named

Herald of June 18, 1920 The North Woodbury school directors met at the South Martinsburg school Saturday and named new teachers. The board decided to close the Kensinger, the Kauffman and the Stonerook schools, in accordance with a recent act of the...

 

'Dairy of Distinction' Winners

Herald of June 15, 1995 Two local farms received the ninth annual Dairy of Distinction Award, given through the Northeast Dairy Farm Beautification Program. The farms were the Carper-Homestead Farm (Duane and Linda Biddle), Roaring Spring RD 1,...

 

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