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  • Herald Office Closed Friday, July 3

    Jun 25, 2020

    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....

  • Herald to Live-Stream Ag Parade on Facebook

    Karen Bassler, Staff Writer|Jun 25, 2020

    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 a map of the new route, check Page A-3 of the June 18 edition of the Herald. Copies are available in the Herald office at 113 N. Market St., Martinsburg. Martinsburg boro and police officials are asking that those who put up chairs and markers to hold a place for the parade be sure to check with...

  • Roaring Readers Challenge 2020

    CORTNEY GENSIMORE, Roaring Spring Community Library|Jun 25, 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 and can be done anytime but is encouraged no later than July 6. Each reader will embark on their journey from the peaceful town of Roaring Spring, making their way across dangerous terrain to save Fiona and Finn from the clutches of an evil dragon! There will be prizes for each level achieved,...

  • Hypocrisy Rages On

    Linda Williams|Jun 25, 2020

    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 will surely work by the end of the year. UPMC says that it has had fewer and fewer hospitalizations from the virus and the numbers seeking any treatment keep going down. Dr. Marc Siegel explained on Fox News why this is true. He said that a virus wants to live, so it does not want to kill its hosts....

  • Dynamite Used in R.S.

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 Odd Fellows Building. A.O. Dilling was building a new stable at the rear end of his premises in Martinsburg. The editor commented that it appeared Martinsburg would have such a quiet Fourth of July that it would remind residents of a Puritan Sabbath. Herbert Green was injured, though not seriously,...

  • New Lights Dedicated

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 Friday evening. The lights were purchased at a cost of around $2,000. The Borough of Martinsburg advertised for bids for the installation of pumps and piping to connect new wells with the water system. CHS cheerleaders earned five ribbons and a plaque last week at a National Cheerleaders’ Association...

  • Flag-Raising at Acker School

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 heaviest snow of the winter the previous week closed many of the highways in the Cove and some of the farmers were compelled to churn butter. Important national news concerned the resignation of Franklin K. Lane who for seven years had been secretary of the interior in President Wilson’s cabinet....

  • Home Awards Scholarship

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 pursue a career in nursing. Phyllis Keim and her husband Jon handed over the keys to Keim’s Custom Interior in Martinsburg to Charles Shriver of Bakers Summit. The Keims owned the store of 28 years. Mr. Keim would still be in charge of installations. Mrs. Keim would still be helping out with the...

  • Soldier Home on Furlough

    Jun 25, 2020

    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, when he and a thousand or more war prisoners were taken out of camp when the Russian armies got too close, to the time of his release, he was marched around over Germany for a distance of about 700 miles, and Jesse had about all the tramping he wants for a while. Part of the marching was done in the...

  • S.C. Soccer Wins Second

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 Greenleaf, alias “Mr. Cool,” is on a happy trip. He has started a small seasonal enterprise, targeting the after-dinner crowd as he drives his ice cream truck slowly along the streets of Roaring Spring and Martinsburg. The Roaring Spring Police Department, in conjunction with State Police at...

  • Public Notices

    Jun 25, 2020

    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# 2CNFLNEC2B6228198. NOTE: There will be a minimum bid and the title will be branded Formerly Abandoned. For more information, Call: 814-696-0310. NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regularly scheduled public meeting held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., prevailing time, the Board of...

  • The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

    Allan J. Bassler, Publisher|Jun 25, 2020

    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 end of the article. Blair and Bedford counties are in the Green Phase as of Friday, June 5. AS OF 2 P.M. TUESDAY, JUNE 23 Blair County • 61 cases confirmed, up from 55 cases confirmed, 4,921 negatives,1 death, 0.8 death rate per 100,000 residents Bedford County • 69 cases confirmed, up from...

  • Making Quite a Difference!

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 crew works for Martinsburg-based Xtreme Painting and Wallpapering. The painters estimated that giving the wood-sided building a thorough scraping and two coats of paint will take four weeks, start to finish....

  • Cove Adapts J4 to COVID Conditions

    Amy Keith, For the Herald|Jun 25, 2020

    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 Saturday, June 26-27, with Community Bargain Days (see section on Page A-7). Monday, June 29, the Little Miss Spring Cove pageant returns with competitions for preschool, lower elementary and upper elementary at the Weaver Banquet Hall at the Park. Families are asked to attend only during their time slot...

  • Roaring Spring to Make Main Street Two-Way Again

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 two-way traffic to the street, which has long been restricted to one way due to a structurally unsound retaining wall on the east side of the street. Peel said that plans are for authority crews to update the water line in the area. Then, a street-line painting company will come in and paint lines to...

  • DEATH RECORD

    Jun 25, 2020

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

  • VIRGINIA A. BURKET

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 E. “Toby” Burket Sr. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2008. Virginia was a graduate of Greenfield High School. She attended the Dallas School of Nursing in 1963 and the Earl Wheeler Finishing School of Pittsburgh in 1964. She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed gardening and flowers....

  • JOHN D. QUERRY

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 Morrisons Cove High School, Martinsburg. On April 22, 1967, he married Lois May Wildermuth. She preceded him in death on March 26, 2015. John was a partner in Querry Motors. He then pursued his passion for antiques and founded J. D. Querry Antiques. He enjoyed being with his family and friends by his...

  • DALE IRVIN STERN

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 Barbara (Stoner) Stern. He was united in marriage to Joanne Kay Guyer on Oct. 14, 1960. His wife of almost 60 years survives at their residence. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Brian and wife Robin of Roaring Spring, David of Elizabethtown and Rita Murphy and husband Jim of...

  • PSP Release DUI Arrest Totals

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 investigated 4,692 DUI-related crashes in 2019. In Pennsylvania, a driver is guilty of DUI if they are impaired by any substance. Troopers certified as drug recognition experts (DREs) receive specialized training to identify the physiological signs of impairment caused by a wide range of controlled...

  • Drivers May Schedule Appointments for Skills Tests Through PennDOT

    Jun 25, 2020

    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) 412-5300. The skills test has been modified to mitigate potential exposure of PennDOT staff and customers while maintaining the integrity of the testing process. The following enhanced safety measures for non-commercial skills tests will continue and the following safety protocols will be in place:...

  • Students Named to Dean's List at Geneva College

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 12 credit hours or more. Area students named to the dean’s list were Elisabeth Dodson of Claysburg and Anna Ormsby of Martinsburg....

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

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 on June 27, 2020. “This was an especially difficult decision to make, but one we thought was necessary for the health and safety of our participants and survivors, said Jen Barron, senior Community Development manager with the American Red Cross in Hollidaysburg. “We are extremely grateful to...

  • National All-American Dairy Show Scheduled For September Cancelled

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 the All-American Dairy Show,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “These exhibitors are our top priority. We want to see them succeed, with good health and safety, as the future of agriculture relies on them. It’s the right thing to do for our agriculture community.” The All-American...

  • Area Students Earn Degrees at Northampton Community College

    Jun 25, 2020

    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: Karen Brown of Martinsburg graduated with a specialized diploma in childhood development. Melissa Kensinger of Martinsburg graduated with a specialized diploma in childhood development. The graduates ranged in age from 14 to 75, hailed from 17 countries, and included 17 with a perfect 4.0 grade-point...

  • Spring Cove Lines Up Grants; Approves $29 Million Budget

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Jun 25, 2020

    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 graduation requirements, and wish them the very best as they move forward with their future plans. We are also extremely appreciative of the support we received from our school community in planning and implementing the Promenade including staff, local police, fire companies, bus contractors, Dragon...

  • Greenfield Township Approves Line-Painting and Paving Projects

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Jun 25, 2020

    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 of railroad crossing markings on the pavement. The township planned to advertise for proposals to pave several township roads. Bids will be opened at the July 7 meeting. Arlene Kuntz, township secretary-treasurer, was appointed as the township’s pandemic safety officer. Kuntz reported that due to...

  • Municipal and Police Reports

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 warnings issued for vehicular violations • 1 impaired driving arrest • 2 possession of controlled substance • 2 possession of drug paraphernalia Motor Vehicle Accident Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford, reported that at 12:36 p.m. April 15, Carol D. Detwiler, 83 of New Enterprise, was...

  • Man Charged With Endangering Welfare of Children

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 of Freedom Township Police responded to a call to check on two small crying children and a male who was possibly under the influence. Upon arriving at an apartment on Edgewood Road in Claysburg at approximately 12:35, police saw a small girl who was crying and a small boy climbing in and out of a...

  • Pennsylvania Gas Prices Jump 9 Cents This Week

    Jun 25, 2020

    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, with the exception of Delaware (+10 cents), West Virginia (+9 cents) and Maryland (+5 cents). For motorists filling up in the region, they can expect to find state averages fluctuating from a low of $1.92 in Virginia to a high of $2.36 in Pennsylvania. Nearly one million barrels of gasoline were u...

  • Roaring Spring Traffic Stop Results in Felony Drug Charges

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 inoperable brake light at the intersection of Woodbury Pike and Spang Street, Roaring Spring. The police report stated that Weir was observed to be “overly nervous” and his hands visibly shaking. The officer, who was wearing a protective mask, requested consent to search the car and Weir denied...

  • Thank you, Subscribers

    Jun 25, 2020

    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, they had no reason to advertise. As a result, the Herald's income from advertising sales dropped sharply. We asked the Cove community to help us by buying subscriptions to the Herald. (Advertising is our number-one source of revenue. Subscriptions are second.) The Cove community responded with dozens...

  • Northern Bedford County Schools Plans Outdoor Graduation Ceremony

    CHRISTIE SWEIGART, Correspondent|Jun 25, 2020

    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 school year. The final general fund budget for 2020-21 was approved in the amount of $14,157,564. Revenues for the same year are expected to be $13,574,535. This will mean the school will operate with a deficit of $583,029 for the 2020-21 school year. The school board also approved the issuance of a...

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

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 críticas para detener la propagación de COVID, ahora y en preparación para un posible resurgimiento del virus en el otoño. El requisito de máscara es parte de la orden de la Secretaría de Salud de la Dra. Rachel Levine, "dirigir medidas de seguridad de salud pública para las empresas que pueden...

  • Injured Knee Leads to Career as Semi-Pro Gamer

    Karen Bassler, Staff Writer|Jun 25, 2020

    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 Academy. While at a restaurant, he slipped and suffered a major knee injury which would require at least a year of inactivity to heal. During his recovery, one of the few activities Zach enjoyed was playing the computer game Call of Duty. According to Wikipedia, Call of Duty is a first-person...

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

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 of America (PA FBLA) at the 2020 Virtual Awards of Excellence ceremony. Comprised of 301 active chapters in 29 regions, each PA FBLA chapter is responsible for nominating one individual who has played a crucial role in the FBLA experience for Businessperson of the Year from their respective business...

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

    Brian Hess, Editor|Jun 25, 2020

    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. “We’ll continue to look for ways to reduce the deficit,” Michelle Smithmyer, business manager said. Final millage rates for 2020-21 are 7.98 mills in Greenfield Township, an increase of .02 from 20-19-2020, and 9.96 mills in Kimmel Township, a decrease of .96. “We are not raising taxes in...

  • Cove Uses Community Yard Sale to Help Restore 'Normalcy'

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 Ridgway Record newspaper and long-time resident of the town, the annual community yard sale was that perfect event as Elk County went into the Green Phase. The Ridgway community yard sale has been taking place since May 2010. The Ridgway community ya...

  • Residents Failing to Return Surveys Holding Back Ganister Sewer Project

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 25, 2020

    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 income survey, which is necessary to obtain project funding assistance from the government. McFarland said that these residents have been visited twice and surveys have been mailed out to them two separate times. McFarland suggested a third visit to the residences, including him, a supervisor and...

  • 'An Ode to Pap and Gram'

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 opportunity." Shultz then asked his pap, Don Allen, what his favorite scripture was. Allen mentioned Isaiah 41:30, which reads, in part "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."...

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

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 Ridgway Record newspaper and long-time resident of the town, the annual community yard sale was that perfect event as Elk County went into the Green Phase. The Ridgway community yard sale has been taking place since May 2010. The Ridgway community yard sale took place in mid- to late May each year,...

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

    Center for Rural Pennsylvania|Jun 25, 2020

    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 urban. Most federal definitions begin by defining what is urban; everything else is then considered rural. What are some of the common federal definitions of rural? The two most commonly used federal definitions are from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Census Bureau. 0MB's...

  • Williamsburg School Board Approves Summer, Fall Sports Health Protections

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 25, 2020

    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 practices. Some of the recommendations of the plan are: • Players will undergo health screenings and wear face masks when appropriate. • Hand sanitizer will be available in the gymnasium and “athletes should use [it] after every drill,” Murgas said. • Increased sanitation of...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jun 25, 2020

    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 my dad, and even my grandfathers, so this inspired me for this week’s question – “What is one of the best memories you have with your dad or grandfather?” Here is what a few residents had to say: Katrisha Ropchock: Car shows with the Corvette, races, just being with him in the garage and bein...

  • Jeff Ayers Memorial Game at Martinsburg Field

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 game. The funds were used to replace the concession stand roof and additional improvements. Pictures from the game featuring True Value and D. Merl Tipton VFW include (clockwise, from top): Matt Steele watches as Lora Ayers throws out the first pitch Saturday evening on the first weekend of the Spring...

  • The Sportsman's Corner

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|Jun 25, 2020

    "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 discussing nymph-fishing techniques. He had told me that his nymphs' effectiveness was more than doubled by dipping his nymphs in a solution of scent. "Why don't you just use live bait?" I blurted out. "That's what you're making your nymphs by dipping them into that gunk." "Ah, Rich, you're out of the l...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Jun 25, 2020

    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 waited for a life-giving morsel from a diligent parent. The week with the last days of spring and first days of summer was full of green, from grass under my feet to leaves on mountain trees. It is the color I was waiting for. I look at it dreamily and sigh with contentment and wonder. The color green...

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

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 entomologist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. But Michael Skvarla, assistant research professor of arthropod identification, says the stinging insect, recently discovered in the Pacific Northwest, might cause issues for beekeepers if the hornet, scientifically known as Vespa mandarinia, b...

  • Taylor Conley 0n Dean's List at Iowa State

    Jun 25, 2020

    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. Students named to the Dean's List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 9 credit hours of graded course work....

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

    Jun 25, 2020

    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 Buttercup, in the titular role. James Grove does double duty as Vizzini and Yellin. “Atomic Radio” is a “live performance” series where actors present stories through dramatic reading – like the widely popular radio shows of the 1940s and 1950s. Off Pitt Street, a community theater company in...

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