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Community to Come Together in Battle Against Cancer

The 18th year for the Relay for Life of the Cove event will be held only one day rather than the traditional two days. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 22, at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. Opening ceremonies will get underway...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    June 20, 2019

Spring Cove Looking at 3% Tax Increase

The Spring Cove School Board’s Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, June 17, ended up being quite lengthy when the topic of discussion came to the proposed final millage rates and proposed final tax hike for the 2019-20 school year....

 

Area Father, Daughter to Serve as Co-Ambassadors for Cove Relay for Life

The 2019 co-ambassadors for The Relay for Life of the Cove will feature father and daughter George R. Gilbert of Martinsburg and Shari Gilbert of Hollidaysburg. The one-day event will be held from 10...

 

Public Notices

Eligibility Survey Underway Ganister Neighborhood - Catharine Township The County of Blair will be assisting Catharine Township to conduct a door survey of residential units located in the Ganister area of the Township. Township officials are... Full story

 

Sealing the Streets

Roaring Spring Borough maintenance employees Doug Daughenbaugh and Wyatt Simington use the borough's new tar buggy to fill cracks in the road along Poplar Street. The machine will save the borough...

 

PATRICIA L. BOLLMAN

PATRICIA L. BOLLMAN Patricia L. "Pat" Bollman, 71, of Martinsburg, went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday afternoon, June 12, 2019, at her home, following a lengthy battle with cancer. A memorial... Full story

 

WILLIAM G. 'BILL' DECKER

WILLIAM G. ‘BILL’ DECKER William G. “Bill” Decker, 61, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Friday evening, June 14, 2019, at home, following an extended illness. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing and a celebration of... Full story

 

DUANE D. MELLOTT

DUANE D. MELLOTT Duane D. Mellott, 63, of Claysburg, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg, after a lengthy illness. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Duane was born on Feb. 10, 1956, in... Full story

 

DONALD W. DICK

DONALD W. DICK Donald W. Dick, 69, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, from advanced stage of COPD. A funeral was held on Wednesday, June 19, at the Todd T.... Full story

 

Incorrect Info for Fairview Cemetery Crew

In the June 13 edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald, incorrect submitted information said that Gilbert Hoover has 10 years of service and Byron Ferry 20 years of service as members of the maintenance crew at Fairview Cemetery in Martinsburg. Hoover...

 

Area Students on Dean's List at California U. Pa.

California University of Pennsylvania has announced its dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester. Dean’s list students are undergraduates attending full-time and have earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher for the semester. The following...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 20, 2019

Work Begins on Replogle School Road Near NE

The Board of Supervisors of South Woodbury Township met on Tuesday, June 4. Work has begun on the bridge on Replogle School Road. A detour is in place for motorists. Jeff R. Wos, CBSI Transportation from Keller Engineers, was present to discuss repla...

 

Outstanding Academic Achievement

As is the custom at its commencement ceremony, Northern Bedford County High School recognized particular seniors for outstanding academic achievement in certain academic and service areas. Seniors...

 

NB Graduates Say Goodbye to Parents

Six Northern Bedford High School students from the Class of 2019 had parents who were employed with the school district. Parents with their graduates are (from left): Stacy Pressel with daughter...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 20, 2019

Golf Outing Raises Funds For Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial

According to statistics released last month by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there were 106 line-of-duty law enforcement deaths in the United States and its Puerto Rican territory in...

 

Service to Honor Fallen Officers

This year’s Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Service, hosted by the Blair County Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Foundation Inc., will be held at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, June 20, at the memorial site in front of the Blair County...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 20, 2019

RS Borough Receives Funds for Demolition

The Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 10. Borough manager Lisa Peel informed council that the borough has been awarded $20,000 in demolition grants from the Blair County Demolition Fund. The award was...

 

Nason Home Health Receives 5-Star Rating

In its most recent report, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System recognized Nason Home Health with a five-star rating in both quality and patient satisfaction. According to the data, the Roaring Spring...

 

Local Daycare Children Get Hands-on Lesson in Fire Safety

In the event of a residential fire, preschool-aged children are the most vulnerable when it comes to suffering serious injuries or worse. According to the American Red Cross, children under the age...

 

Herald Travels to Arizona

Joe and Nancy Walk of Williamsburg recently traveled to Arizona witha copy of the Feb. 7 edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald. This photo was taken near Prescott, where the Walks were camping in the...

 

Farewell to CHS Softball Seniors

The Central High School softball program celebrated "Senior Night" at the high school softball field on May 2 against Philipsburg-Osceola. Presented with flowers prior to the game – won by P-O 3-1...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

I am determined that I am not going to buy a new pair of chest waders or a new pair of hip boots this year. I am going to make do with what I have lying around. I had five pairs of chest waders...

 

CWD Update: Management Areas Expand

Since last year, 123 additional free-ranging deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania, and Disease Management Areas 2 and 3 have been expanded again as a result of new cases. With CWD testing from the 2018 deer...

 

Accident-Free Spring Turkey Season Celebrated

Pennsylvania hunters had a perfect safety record in the recently completed 2019 spring turkey season. No hunting-related shooting incidents were reported to the Game Commission during the month-long season. While years ago, it was common for...

 

Working Group Meeting Set

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has scheduled a public, working group meeting for Monday, June 24, at the Game Commission’s headquarters in Harrisburg. The meeting is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. Working group meetings allow for an...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Prom Royalty

Claysburg-Kimmel High School's prom court for 2018-19 was comprised of (from left): Layton (RJ) Helsel, Lexis Cowher, Kyra Walter (queen), Lucas Mock (king), Jennica Hunter and Riley...

 

Central Prom Royalty

Central High School's prom court for 2018-19 was comprised of (from left): Emma Smith, Logan Marko, Madeline Metzler, Mason Butler, Jacey Myers (queen), Dylon Bianconi (king), Ashley Negley, Henry...

 

Students Graduate From Mt. Aloysius

Mount Aloysius College celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2019 during commencement exercises held on May 11 at the college’s Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center. During the event, 183 graduates who completed their degree requirements...

 

Blair Seeks Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement For 911 Addressing

In an effort to provide continued accurate and timely 911 dispatching services to its residents and assist those who use mobile/broadband based communication devices, Blair County is being proactive in its response to the Commonwealth of...

 

PennDOT District 9 to Continue 'Plow' Program

PennDOT District 9 is continuing its “Paint the Plow” program. The success of the program is affording PennDOT the opportunity to continue the initiative to high schools and career technical school in each of the district’s six counties; Bedfor...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The loud whine of my husband’s portable grinder filled my ears as he worked to make the 62 rusted bolts and nuts loosen their grip on our two-seated swing. After many rains and snows, our swing was ready for a face lift, especially since I anticipa...

 

CHS's Top Students Speak at Commencement

Central High School seniors Rachel L. McCready and Caden T. Hazenstab spoke in front of family, friends and classmates during commencement ceremonies on June 6 at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field....

 

Lines By Lee

In a recent conversation with someone from my church, he mentioned how people need peace. I have certainly seen that as a hospice chaplain. It is usually obvious when a person lives in peace and when...

 

The Word for the Week

We have been looking at Acts 17. Warren Wiersbe says thee are three reactions to the Gospel in this chapter: "Resisting" (Thessalonica), "Receiving" (Berea) and Ridiculing" (Athens). Paul has come to...

 

Nason Scholarship

The Nason Foundation, whose mission is to support the health and vitality of our community through financial support and education, began awarding healthcare scholarships again this year. The Nason...

 

Nason Earns Accreditation For Heart Procedure

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, has earned full accreditation for compliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) program. The accreditation was awarded by Corazon. The Joint Commission...

 

Christ Church to Hold VBS June 24-28

Christ Church in Roaring Spring will host Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 24-28. The Knightlights ministry team from Bedford will facilitate the program, which will feature various puppets and skits. The theme...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    June 20, 2019

91 Tons of Scrap Metal Collected in Greenfield

During Greenfield Township’s cleanup day on April 27, 221 tires and 91 tons of scrap metal were collected, township officials reported at their June 4 meeting. Statistics on the other items gathered are still being calculated. Matt Treon,... Full story

 

Work Begins on Bridge Project in N. Woodbury

Blair County Maintenance Forces was scheduled to begin work on Monday, June 17, on the Route 2005 Bridge Replacement Project in North Woodbury Township. Work on this project includes the removal of the existing structure, excavation, installation of...

 

Hazardous Waste Collection Set at PNG Field

The Intermunicipal Relations Committee will host the annual household hazardous waste collection from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 12, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona. There will be a charge...

 

Pinewood Derby Winners

The Chief Logan Pinewood Derby was held on Saturday, May 18, at the Logan Valley Mall in Altoona. The following participants placed: First place: Levi Lucas, Pack 3320; second place: Owen Moyer, Pack...

 

Volunteers Spruce Up Park

On Wednesday, June 12, Vacation Bible School students of middle school-age stormed Morrisons Cove Memorial Park to assist in mulching and planting flowers in front of the Martinsburg Community...

 

Imlers to Host Cookout at RS Barn Room on June 21

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring will host a cookout for the Christian Singles group at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21. The evening will include music and prayer. The group will meet outdoors. Those attending are asked to bring a chair. If the... Full story

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 20, 2019

Grants Help Library with Projects

The Williamsburg Public Library recently announced it had received two grants to help boost its summer programs. The first grant, funded by the State Library, is titled "Techsplorers." Every Tuesday...

 

Royer Hosts 'Wine in the Woods'

Candis Baker (top photo), of Roaring Spring, is poured a wine sample during the Royer Mansion's second annual Wine in the Woods. The event, held on June 15 in Williamsburg, housed six wineries, local...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

A few weeks ago, we had preschool graduation at my workplace, Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center. While I was there, a “fan” of my recipes, Carol Oakes, said that she had been missing my recipes for the past couple weeks. So, Carol, these ta...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

On Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day. A lot of mothers get most of the credit about the memories they create with their children and sometimes, fathers get the shaft. This week, I decided to ask residents of Williamsburg, “What is a fond memory...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 20, 2019

Woodbury Tables Nuisance Ordinance

Many attendees including local farmers voiced their concerns and questions on Thursday, June 6, during the Woodbury Township (Blair County) supervisors’ meeting, Williamsburg. The nuisance ordinance dealt with junk cars, noise, accumulating trash...

 

Auditions Set for '12 Angry Jurors'

The Bedford County Players will hold auditions for “12 Angry Jurors,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, and Monday, June 24, at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. The show will be staged at the Bedford County Courthouse Aug. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18....

 

NBC Challenge Winners

The Challenge Program Inc. recently distributed financial incentive awards to the seniors at Northern Bedford County High School for excelling in the areas of Attendance, STEM, Community Service,...

 

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