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Herald Office Closed Friday, July 3

The Morrisons Cove Herald office will be closed on Friday, July 3, in honor of the July 4th holiday. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 6....

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    June 25, 2020

Herald to Live-Stream Ag Parade on Facebook

The Morrisons Cove Herald is making plans to live-stream the Ag Parade this year on the Herald's Facebook page. The 38th Annual Ag Parade in Martinsburg will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, rain or shine. The route has been changed this year. For...

 

Roaring Readers Challenge 2020

Every summer, the Roaring Spring Community Library holds a Summer Reading program for all ages. This year we will be doing our first online Summer Reading Challenge. The epic quest began on June 22 and will run through Aug.10. Registration is open...

 

Hypocrisy Rages On

Here it is June and while the potency of COVID-19 has waned somewhat, the hypocrisy roars on. There is good news in that so many vaccines are being developed, Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks one of them...

 

Dynamite Used in R.S.

Herald of June 27, 1895 Dynamite was being used in Roaring Spring for the excavation of a site for Druggist Harr’s new dwelling. The concussions were making the village quake. The ladies of the Martinsburg Methodist Church held a festival in the...

 

New Lights Dedicated

Herald of June 25, 1970 The new post office will be located at 200 E. Allegheny St. Bidding will open on July 8. The new lights at the Gary D. Frye Memorial Field, Martinsburg, are to be dedicated between games of a Little League double-header...

 

Flag-Raising at Acker School

Herald of Feb. 13, 1920 The county court on Monday named John M. Smith as road supervisor of Huston township to take the place of Clarence L. Smith, resigned. The Acker school in Huston township was to be the scene of a flag-raising on Friday. The...

 

Home Awards Scholarship

Herald of June 22, 1995 Janelle Booher, a recent graduate of Williamsburg High School, was named the recipient of the Morrisons Cove Home’s first $1,000 scholarship award. Miss Booher planned to attend the Indiana University of Pennsylvania to...

 

Soldier Home on Furlough

Herald of June 28, 1945 Corporal Jesse C. Detwiler, 22, a soldier of Huston township who on May 3, was released as a prisoner of the Germans, is enjoying his 69-day furlough at home, but he is not doing very much walking around. From Jan. 19, last,...

 

S.C. Soccer Wins Second

Herald of June 24, 2010 After months of deliberating an increase in real estate taxes to offset a deficit budget for the new school year, Northern Bedford school directors approved a budget Tuesday that raises property tax by .48 of a mill. Scott...

 

Public Notices

Abandoned Vehicles The following abandoned vehicles will be sold at public auction at Walter’s Auto Wrecking, 403 Walter’s Lane, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, on June 27, 2020 at 10am. Vehicles: 2014 Nissan VIN# 1N4AL3APXEC298948; 2011 Chevrolet VIN#...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 25, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

By ALLAN J. BASSLER Publisher 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...

 

Making Quite a Difference!

Rick (at left) and Matt Reasy begin scraping the side of the office building of Haberstroh, Sullivan & George, LLP, on Friday, while Todd Stock paints window trim at the rear of the building. The...

 
 By Amy Keith    News    June 25, 2020

Cove Adapts J4 to COVID Conditions

The Cove continues to respond with creativity and resiliency to the challenges faced by COVID-19 restrictions. The usual J4 celebration sponsored by Morrisons Cove Memorial Park and involving all segments of the community kicks off Friday and...

 

Roaring Spring to Make Main Street Two-Way Again

Roaring Spring Borough Council has approved a plan to make East Main Street a two-way street again, according to Borough Manager Lisa Peel. Peel said that borough council approved a plan at its regular meeting this month on June 8, to restore...

 

DEATH RECORD

BURKET – Virginia A., 89, Martinsburg QUERRY – John D., 77, Martinsburg STERN – Dale Irvin, 80, Martinsburg...

 

VIRGINIA A. BURKET

Virginia A. Burket, 89, of Martinsburg, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020. She was born on May 29, 1931, in Altoona, daughter of the late Harry and Elvina (Henry) Corl. On April 11, 1950, in Winchester, Va., she was united in marriage to Logan...

 

JOHN D. QUERRY

John Dunsmore Querry, 77, of Martinsburg, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. John was born on Nov. 21, 1942, the son of the late David L. and Dorothy C. Querry. John was a graduate of...

 

DALE IRVIN STERN

Dale Irvin Stern, 80, of Martinsburg, entered his eternal rest on Monday, June 15, 2020, after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on June 23,1939, son of the late Samuel K. and...

 

PSP Release DUI Arrest Totals

The Pennsylvania State Police announced on June 18 that troopers made 22,139 driving-under-the-influence (DUI) arrests in 2019, which reflects a 10 percent increase from the total number of DUI arrests (20,143) in 2018. In addition, troopers...

 

Drivers May Schedule Appointments for Skills Tests Through PennDOT

PennDOT is reminding any customer in need of an appointment for a skills test, including motorcycle skills tests, may now schedule online by visiting www.dmv.pa.gov or by contacting the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services Call Center at (717)...

 

Students Named to Dean's List at Geneva College

Geneva College, Beaver Falls, has announced the dean's list of undergraduate students for the spring 2020 semester. To be eligible for this recognition, students in traditional programs must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.6 while passing...

 

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...

 

National All-American Dairy Show Scheduled For September Cancelled

The 2020 All-American Dairy Show has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. The show was originally scheduled to run Sept. 12-16, 2020, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. “Agriculture and youth are the foundation of...

 

Area Students Earn Degrees at Northampton Community College

A total of 691 graduates earned associate degrees, specialized diplomas and certificates from Northampton Community College (NCC), Bethlehem, at the first Virtual Spring Commencement ceremony on June 18, 2020. Area student who earned degrees were:...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    June 25, 2020

Spring Cove Lines Up Grants; Approves $29 Million Budget

Spring Cove School District Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker spoke of the district’s 2020 graduating class with pride at the Monday, June 22, virtual school board meeting. Baker said, “I am extremely pleased that all 142 seniors completed their...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    June 25, 2020

Greenfield Township Approves Line-Painting and Paving Projects

The Greenfield Township supervisors voted to approve line painting on Sheetz Way, Corporate Boulevard and Corporate Boulevard Extension at their regular monthly meeting, June 3. The $2,985 project will include restriping faded lines and the painting...

 

Municipal and Police Reports

Blair DUI Task Force On Saturday June 13, 2020, officers of the Blair DUI Task Force made their presence known locally by conducting a DUI roving patrol. The following results are from the detail: • 67 individual contacts • 60 citations or...

 

Man Charged With Endangering Welfare of Children

Joseph Claude Brown, 29 of Claysburg, is being charged by police with endangering the welfare of children after an incident on June 4. According to court records, Chief Ronald J. Sharkey, Sr. of Greenfield Township Police, and Chief Terry Dellinger...

 

Pennsylvania Gas Prices Jump 9 Cents This Week

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is nine cents higher this week at $2.440 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Weekly increases were minimal for the majority of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region...

 

Roaring Spring Traffic Stop Results in Felony Drug Charges

Two Roaring Spring men are being charged with felony drug crimes after a routine traffic stop. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford, at approximately 9:12 a.m. on May 21, a white Ford Mustang driven by James B. Weir was pulled over for an...

 

Thank you, Subscribers

A message to Herald subscribers from Publisher Allan J. Bassler: When the state ordered business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, many local businesses closed down. Since they were closed,...

 

Northern Bedford County Schools Plans Outdoor Graduation Ceremony

The Northern Bedford County School District Board met Tuesday, June 16, for an in-person meeting. The board had several items of importance to discuss including approval of the 2020-21 school year calendar as well as the budget for the upcoming...

 

Gobernador Wolf: Se requiere usar máscara, crítica para detener la propagación del COVID-19

El gobernador Tom Wolf recordó el 18 de junio a los pennsylvaniaes que se requiere el uso de máscaras al entrar en cualquier negocio en todos los condados del estado en las fases amarilla y verde de reapertura. Las máscaras se consideran...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    June 25, 2020

Injured Knee Leads to Career as Semi-Pro Gamer

In 2017, Zach Emerick of Martinsburg had just finished his sophomore year at Penn State Altoona studying security risk analysis and was in the process of applying to the Pennsylvania State Police...

 

NPC's Steward Named Pa. FBLA Businessperson of the Year

NPC Inc., a leader in print and digital communications has announced that its human resources director Sherri Steward was named Businessperson of the Year by the Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders o...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    June 25, 2020

Claysburg-Kimmel School Board Approves $13 Million Budget for 2020-21

Claysburg-Kimmel school directors gave final approval to the 2020-21 budget during their June 10 meeting. Expenditures for the next fiscal year in the budget will be $13,402,378 million and the revenue is $12,516,011 million, a deficit of $ 886,367....

 

Cove Uses Community Yard Sale to Help Restore 'Normalcy'

The Cove community is not the only place using a community yard sale to revive a sense of normalcy. Like the Cove Community Yard Sale, a community yard sale in Ridgway, Pa., is sponsored by the local...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 25, 2020

Residents Failing to Return Surveys Holding Back Ganister Sewer Project

At the regular Catharine Township meeting on June 18, Blair County Planning Director David McFarland gave an update to supervisors on the Ganister sewer project funding. McFarland said that six residents in the Ganister area still have not returned...

 

'An Ode to Pap and Gram'

Darin Shultz took a look at this bare wall on Riverside Drive and wondered what he could do with it. One day, his pap asked him if he wanted to paint it and Shultz said, "I jumped at the...

 

State Agency Explains What it Means to be 'Rural' In Pennsylvania

There is no one definition of rural. At the federal level, there are no fewer than seven definitions of rural and urban. Each definition is accurate, but each measures different aspects of rural and...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 25, 2020

Williamsburg School Board Approves Summer, Fall Sports Health Protections

The Williamsburg Community School Board unveiled its health and safety plan for summer practices and fall sports during its June 18 regular meeting. Superintendent Lisa Murgas said she worked with the PIAA to develop a plan of safety procedures for...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    June 25, 2020

Ask the Williamsburgers

This past Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day and we spent the day with Dad, waking up early to head to our favorite place, Rocky Gap Casino Resort, and then to the Kountry Kettle for a delicious lunch. There are so many great memories I have with m...

 

Cove Uses Community Yard Sale for a Sense of 'Normalcy'

The Cove community is not the only place using a community yard sale to revive a sense of normalcy. Like the Cove Community Yard Sale, a community yard sale in Ridgway, Pa., is sponsored by the local newspaper. For Christie Gardner, publisher of the...

 

Jeff Ayers Memorial Game at Martinsburg Field

The Jeff Ayers Memorial Game was played on Saturday, June 20, at the Martinsburg Little League field. The Ayers family gifted SCYBL with a donation this year in memory of Jeff and his love of the...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 25, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

"You're just an old fogey, Rich," the young fly-fisherman told me. "You need to get up to date on modern fly-fishing tactics." The young man's comment was made to me not too long ago when we were disc...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The first day of summer has already come and gone. It was a good day for little purple martins to hatch out of their eggs. Their tiny heads wobbled hungrily on their skinny, frail necks as they...

 

Experts: Asian Giant Hornets Currently Not A Concern For Pa.

Recent alarming news reports aside, Asian giant hornets – sometimes referred to, hyperbolically, as “murder hornets” – are not an immediate concern in the Northeast, nor are they likely to be for a long time, if ever, according to an entomolo...

 

Taylor Conley 0n Dean's List at Iowa State

Taylor N. Conley of New Enterprise, majoring in animal science, was one of more than 12,500 Iowa State University students who have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2020 dean’s list....

 

Two Martinsburg Actors to Perform In 'The Princess Bride' June 26-27

Two Martinsburg residents will “mask up” to perform in Off Pitt Street Theater’s Atomic Radio production of “The Princess Bride.” Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27. Sherry Dilling will be portraying...

 

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