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Cove Relay for Life Held in Roaring Spring

The 18th annual Cove Relay for Life was held on June 22 at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. This is a brief video capturing the spirit of the event. The voice that can be heard speaking is that of Shari Gilbert. Shari and her father George R.... Full story

 

ROSS D. CLAYCOMB

Ross D. Claycomb, 66, of New Enterprise, died on Monday, June 17, 2019, at home. A funeral was held on Monday, June 24, at the Smithfield Church, Martinsburg RR. Pastor Jim Snyder officiated....

 

MARJORIE M. GUNNETT

Marjorie M. Gunnett, 90, of rural Williamsburg, passed away on Friday morning, June 21, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. A funeral was held on, Wednesday, June 26, at Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg. Pastor Tiffany E....

 

LEANORE J. 'MICKEY' STONE

Leanore J. “Mickey” Stone, 92, of Martinsburg, died on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or services. Mickey was born on Jan. 5, 1927,...

 

JAMES C. BEACH

James C. Beach, 92, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. At request of the deceased, a memorial service will be held at a later date and at the convenience of th...

 

HELEN L. STATES

Helen L. States, 94, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A funeral was held on Monday, June 24, at the Weaver Funeral Home LLC, www.weaversfh.com, Woodbury. Pastor Stewart...

 

DEATH NOTICE

Richard S. “Dick” Hoover, 85, of Martinsburg, passed away on Friday afternoon, June 21, 2019, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. A private service with Pastor Mark E. Biter officiating was held at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc.,...

 

Health By Choice Names First Intern

Health By Choice Education and Research in New Enterprise recently welcomed its first Intern, Morgan Instone, 20, a senior at Juniata College, Huntingdon. Instone is a graduate of Bishop McCort Cathol...

 

PennDOT Announces '18 State's Highway Fatalities

PennDOT recently announced that in 2018, statewide traffic deaths increased to 1,190 from the record low of 1,137 in 2017. Last year was the third-lowest number of highway fatalities recorded and overall fatalities continue to trend downward....

 

Claysburg to Stage 'Nana's Knickers' June 28-29

Practice has been underway with the Claysburg Area Community Theatre group on its latest production of “Nana’s Naughty Knickers.” The show is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"Daisy Jones & The Six" By Taylor Jenkins Reid If you are of a certain age, or are a follower of the '70s music scene, you will love this book. The author, Taylor Jenkins Reid, is a fan of Stevie...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    June 27, 2019

Embrace the Changes to this Year's J4 Celebration

Social media has given people the power to voice their opinions on any subject they choose. Politics, restaurants, the car spotted making a turn without using its signal – nothing and nobody is immune to finding their way onto somebody’s Facebook...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 21, 1894 A heavy rain storm passed over the Cove area, doing considerable damage. The downpour was described as “constant for about half an hour, and the great volume of water surpassed anything of the like before.” Several farmers...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 27, 1919 The community event of the season was the barn raising on the farm of D. R. Earlenbaugh on Piney Creek, now tenanted by Herman Smith. Wednesday of last week was the day and early in the morning neighbors and friends began to...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 29, 1944 The final turnover of the Cove Valley airport to Altoona and Blair county is scheduled for July 1, and the formal ceremonies in connection with the transfer will take place at the airport on July 4. The program will be in...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 26, 1969 The bids for an expansion project at the Nason Hospital came in $175,000 higher than anticipated, but the hospital trustees agreed to proceed with the project. A Martinsburg contractor was the low bidder for general...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 23, 1994 Three area farms have been given the eighth annual Dairy of Distinction award through the Northeast Dairy Farm Beautification Program. Receiving the award are the Paulden Farm, owned by Paul D. and Karen Turner of New...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 25, 2009 Talk about ringing in the New Year. On Jan. 2, Jami Kurtz, Taylor Township, found a wedding ring that had been lost for half a century. The ring was returned to its owner, Shirley Clabaugh of Duncansville, and it fit...

 

Public Notices

ESTATE NOTICE Letters have been granted on the Estate of the following decedent to the representative named who requests all persons having claims against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same to her, and all persons indebted to the... Full story

 

Major League Champs

Ritchey's Dairy captured the Major League title of the Spring Cove Youth Baseball League. The squad defeated Roaring Spring True Value 6-4 in the championship game on June 21 at the Martinsburg...

 

Minor League Champs

Keith Electrical Services captured the Minor League title of the Spring Cove Youth Baseball League. The squad defeated Metzler Bros. Transportation 12-2 in the championship game on June 21 at the...

 

Thank you, Gentlemen

Ritchey Dairy's Jay Hoenstine presents Randy McGraw (left) and Rodger "Bacon" Hoover with gift bags between championship games of the Spring Cove Youth Baseball League on June 21. The two men were in...

 

CWD Seminar Set for July 13

Sportsmen for the Future and the Pavia Sportsmen’s Club will sponsor a public chronic wasting disease seminar with Dr. James Kroll, also known as “Dr. Deer,” at noon on Saturday, July 13, at the Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School. There...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 27, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

With heavy rains blowing out my favorite local streams for much of the spring, I've gotten little fly-fishing in. For a while, though, several spots on the BFO River remained fishable. One drizzly...

 

Photos Available from Photographer

Reprints of action photos shot by photographer Gary M. Baranec that have appeared in the Morrisons Cove Herald are available by contacting him via email at [email protected]

 

Blair Remembers Fallen Officers

"Always hug your family before you leave for your shift." That was advice given by Tim Rutledge, guest speaker at the 28th annual Blair County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service in front of...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Being shackled with velvet chains to my garden doesn't hurt. In fact, usually I never think about being bound. But last week I remembered. Instead of chains, however, which would never budge, I thought of them as rubber bands. They stretched and let...

 

Treasures Abound in Hollidaysburg for Area Art Lovers

The second annual Hollidaysburg Art Walk, sponsored by the Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council (HAAC), featured eight treasures within a short walking distance of the historic Diamond district. The Art Wa...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    June 27, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Lefty-loosie, righty-tightey." "A pint a pound the world around." These are little concise sayings we commit to memory to help us remember things. They illustrate a truth. This is what a proverb is....

 

Thought for the Week

In Acts Chapter 2, on the Day of Pentecost, Peter preached to a crowd of people. Many of them came under conviction, repented of their sinful lives and turned to God, through Jesus Christ for...

 

Pastor Receives the Prestigious Rev. Walden M. Holl Award

During the Allegheny Lutheran Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America held in Altoona in June, Pastor Ed Harshbarger was presented with the prestigious Rev. Walden M. Holl Award....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 27, 2019

Legion Celebrates One Hundred Years of Service

For one hundred years old, the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary are aging quite well. The organization was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran's...

 

Two W-burg FFA Members Place in Top 10 at State Event

Four members of the Williamsburg FFA Chapter represented the school at the Pennsylvania FFA State Activities Week June 11-13 at the Pennsylvania State University. Senior Vannika Rice was recognized...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 27, 2019

Elementary Teacher Furloughed At W-burg Schools

To be in compliance of Section 1124.2 of the Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949, the Williamsburg Community School Board approved during last Tuesday evening’s regular meeting the elimination of one kindergarten classroom. This resulted in...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 27, 2019

Catharine Twp. Addresses Paying for Paving Problem

“Some are in bad shape, others are getting worse – where is the money to fund them?” Roadmaster Michael Fay asked Catharine Township Supervisors during last Thursday evening’s regular meeting. Fay cited Cross Valley, Polecat Hollow, Etna...

 

Pennsylvania Finishes In the Bottom 10 On Best State Ranking

Pennsylvania was ranked the 41st best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News. The ranking included more than 70 metrics aimed at measuring how well...

 

'J4' Activities at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park

Monday, July 1 – Annual Wing Fest @ 5 to 7 p.m. Garden Tractor Pull @ 6 to 9 p.m. Musical Entertainment: Back in the Day @ 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Little Miss Morrisons Cove Pageant @ 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 – Parade @ 6 p.m. Musical Entertainment:...

 

Three Central Cove FFA Members Earn Gold Medals

Six members of the Central Cove FFA Chapter recently took part in a variety of competitions at the 90th State Convention of the PA FFA Association held June 11-13. More than 1,400 members from across...

 

Northern Bedford FFA Team Places Second at States

The Northern Bedford FFA Milk Quality and Products team placed second in the PA State FFA Career Development Event held during FFA Activities Week, June 11-13, at the Pennsylvania State University. Th...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 27, 2019

Medical Home for Special Children, Adults Opens in Belleville

The new Central Pennsylvania Clinic – A Medical Home for Special Children and Adults – in Belleville, Mifflin County, opened for business in May. Dedication of the new clinic building took place o...

 

MUNICIPAL

Harassment James Cox, 22, and Amanda Lee, 28, both of Claysburg, have been charged with harassment. State Police, Bedford, were called to a domestic incident along Walter Hollow Road, Kimmel...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 27, 2019

Woodbury Seeks Permit Officer

Woodbury Borough Council met on June 3 at the Woodbury Area Community Center. The building permit officer position remains vacant. Vice President Shawn Claycomb will temporarily hold this position until it is filled. The majority inspector position...

 

Growing Older and Other Blessings

My grandmother on my father's side was Viola Amanda Amick. Viola and Amanda are each beautiful names but they called my grandmother "Ole," pronounced "O Lee." I never could quite understand why they t...

 

Good Sportsmenship

Following the Minor League Division championship game on June 21 in Martinsburg, members of the Metzler Bros. Transport team presented cupcakes to members of the winning team, Keith Electrical...

 

Park's Annual 'J4' Celebration to Run July 1 through July 6

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park's six-day "J4" celebration will kick off Monday, July 1, and continue through Saturday, July 6, in Martinsburg. The park has a full slate of events scheduled for its Fourt... Full story

 

Notice: Herald to Publish on Friday, July 5

With the July 4 holiday falling on a Thursday this year, the Morrisons Cove Herald will be publishing on Friday, July 5. Local subscribers will receive their Herald in the mail on July 5. The Herald will also be available at newsstands that day. Web... Full story

 

Notice: Herald Community Yard Sale Property Policy

Due to insurance company requirements, the Herald cannot permit yard sale booths to be set up on Herald property. The Herald apologizes for this inconvenience. Note that the Herald’s property includes the building and the grassy lot next to the... Full story

 

Ag Parade to Honor Burkets, Mingles

Burket Falls Farm in East Freedom and the Mingle family – Donald and son Doug and his wife, Jo Ellen, – of Roaring Spring True Value will be recognized during Martinsburg's annual agricultural...

 

The Herald's Opinion about Criticism of J4 on Social Media

The Herald has an opinion about criticism of the J4 event being posted on social media. Check the Opinion Section for the column by Rick Boston called "Embrace the Changes to this Year’s J4 Celebration."...

 

Martinsburg Adopts Fireworks Ordinance - In Effect for July 4

Martinsburg Borough residents who discharge consumer fireworks will now have to abide by a new ordinance. In order to protect life and property, Martinsburg Borough Council on Monday night, June 24,...

 

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