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Palmer E. Sweeney Jr.

Palmer E. Sweeney Jr., 78 of Williamsburg, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021, at his residence. He was born Sept 2, 1942, in Altoona, son of the late Palmer Sr. and Marie (Deyarmin) Sweeney. He is survived by a brother, Donald; and a nephew, Scott...

 

Wilfred D. Kennedy

Wilfred Dean Kennedy, 75, of New Enterprise, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021 at home. He was born on May 29, 1946, in Roaring Spring; son of the late Joseph and Anna (Kemler) Kennedy. Wilfred was united in marriage to Janice Marie (Baker)...

 

Randy Allen Musselman

Randy Allen Musselman, 36, of East Freedom, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 24, 2021, at UPMC Altoona following an apparent heart attack. He was born Aug. 15, 1984, in Roaring Spring the son...

 

Robert E. Rhodes

Robert Elroy Rhodes, 79, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, June 22, 2021, at his home. He was born Nov. 19, 1941, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Herman L. and Thelma Lenora...

 

Sharon Brumbaugh

Sharon Brumbaugh, 66, of Altoona, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. She was born June 9, 1956, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Kenneth E. and Edith M. (Reese) Brumbaugh. She is survived by four sisters: Mary Ann...

 

David Eugene Kurtz

David Eugene Kurtz, 57, of Roaring Spring, passed Monday evening, June 21, 2021, at his home in Roaring Spring surrounded by his family and loved ones. He battled esophageal cancer for four and a...

 

Hazel V. Houp

Hazel V. Houp, 85, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Monday morning, June 28, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. A complete obituary will appear in the Herald next week. Arrangements by...

 

Bedford County Commissioner 2021 Graduate of Center for Excellence in County Leadership

The Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL), a premier professional development program of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), announced that Deb Baughman, Bedford...

 
 By Grace Hamilton    Opinion    July 1, 2021

Curryville Porch Talk

The squeak and pause, squeak and pause of the porch swings in Curryville were very comforting to me. It meant that my neighbors were massaging their bodies and souls after a good days work. To me the...

 

Adopt at Roaring Spring Community Library

There are many ways to support the Roaring Spring Community Library. Adoption is a unique way to contribute to the library and make an impact on the community. ADOPT an Author The “Adopt an Author” program allows you to not only be first in line...

 
 By TOM HORTON    Opinion    July 1, 2021

In Farming, Small is Beautiful, But Can It Also Be Profitable?

Jam the cow has decided she feels like getting milked. A handsome Jersey, a breed prized for its high-quality milk, easy calving and all-around smarts, she strolls into a spotless room, about 10 feet by 15 feet. Here, at Judy Gifford’s dairy farm...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 2, 1896 The Herald published its first ever color picture, an American Flag for Independence Day, using red and blue ink as well as black ink on the front page. The paper also was the biggest in the Herald’s 12 years with 12 pages...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 30, 1971 The Martinsburg Community Housing Corp. was looking for a site on which to build three four-family apartment buildings financed by the Farmers Home Administration. Neighborhood residents objected to a Maple Street site. Dr....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of July 1, 1921 The Civic Club and local churches of Woodbury set up a clothing drive for people in central Europe who had received nothing since 1915. With the winter approaching, folks in that area had barely enough to last this season. New...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 27, 1996 The Northern Bedford School Board unanimously approved permanent positions Tuesday for its acting superintendent and high school principal. In addition, the board approved 1996-97 budget, reinstating cuts to coaching salaries...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of July 2, 1946 Charles Johnson, a Roaring Spring sailor just discharged from the Navy, recovered the body of Wilmer Dean Feather, 17, of Roaring Spring who had been missing at Cypher Beach for two days. After working as employee and...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 30, 2011 Due to state budget cuts in fair funding, the directors of the Morrisons Cove Community Fair recently voted to suspend the 2011 Morrisons Cove Community Fair typically held at the end of September at Memorial Park. Although...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    July 1, 2021

From the Mailbag

With the holiday weekend upon us, I thought I would do something a bit different. I am taking a break from my Proverbs series to answer your questions as I open up the reader mailbag. It will be a...

 

Thought for the Week

Our nation will soon celebrate and commemorate “Independence Day.” I want us to take a look at “dependence” today. By definition, the word means, to be contingent upon, influenced by,...

 

Study Reveals Agriculture-Related Injuries More Numerous Than Previously Known

A new study by Penn State researchers, who looked at emergency room admissions across the U.S. over a recent five-year period in a novel way, suggests that the agriculture industry is even more dangerous than previously believed. The research...

 

Public Notices

REGISTRATION OF FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application for registration of a fictitious name, Sunset Mini’s, for the conduct of business in Pennsylvania, with the principal place of business being Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, was...

 

Farm Tour Fridays Tourism Campaign Has Begun

Tourists and local explorers can dig a little deeper into the Raystown Lake Region this summer with the introduction of the area’s first Farm Tour Fridays agritourism initiative, made possible by the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau in cooperation...

 

Herald Travels to MN

Shane Ritchey of Martinsburg traveled by van to visit his Uncle Kenny and Lori Hoover at their home in Oak Grove, Minnesota. Shane brought the Morrisons Cove Herald with him on the...

 

National Gas Price Average on the Rise

Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania remain steady this week at $3.246 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pa. Average: $3.246 Average price during the week of June 21, 2021: $3.248...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 1, 2021

Catharine Puts a Hold on 3M Plan

For a few months, Catharine Township supervisors have discussed a 3M plan for the sewer project for Yellow Springs, as noted in previous articles. At last month’s meeting, supervisors agreed to pay the $8,000 to have an engineer complete the 3M...

 

Lemonade for Sale!

Warm weather means cold drinks! JJ, 6, and his brother Rhett, 4, dished out lemonade and cookies during their family's yard sale, Saturday. The boys are the sons of Jamie and Jenelle Shock,...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 1, 2021

Farm Show to Start Princess, Little Miss Contests This Year

The Williamsburg Community Farm Show is a tradition that many members of the community look forward to, whether they’re stopping by for some fair food, coming to see the animals or just meeting up with friends. The farm show is looking for a young...

 

W-Burg Library to Have Summer Reading Program

The summer reading program is back at the Williamsburg Public Library. Join every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m., starting July 1 for their theme – “Summer Tales and Tentacles.” This program will run from July 1 to Aug. 19. Organizers say there...

 

More than 150 Banners Added to Hometown Heroes

The 2021 Hometown Hero Banner project is complete. There are a total of 205 Hometown Hero banners now. The organizers would like to thank the community for its support and "all hands that made it...

 

SFU Students Named to President's and Dean's Lists

More than 700 Saint Francis University students made one of the Spring 2021 the president’s list or dean’s list. To achieve either list, students must have full-time status and attain a quality point average of 4.0 (president’s) or 3.5 (dean...

 

Central, W-burg Grads Receive Scholarships

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors as well as students already enrolled in post-secondary institutions for the 2021-22 academic year. The co-op’s Brighter Future Scholarship Program was...

 

Little Miss Morrisons Cove Crowned on June 28

The Little Miss Morrisons Cove pageant was held Monday, June 28....

 

Old Mennonite Memoirs

The dictionary tells me that a relationship is the state of being related or interrelated. It's a kinship, connecting or binding participants in a relationship. It's the state of affairs existing...

 

Deadline to Apply for Elk License July 31

Pennsylvania elk hunters in 2021-22 will be out there in record numbers. The 187 licenses available marks an increase from the 164 allocated the previous year. A record 56 of the 2021-22 licenses are for bulls. And the January late season, which in...

 

Hunting License Year Begins July 1

With more Sunday hunting opportunities on the way, additional days available for hunters to fill their antlerless deer tags and the biggest allotment of elk licenses yet, the 2021-22 season is one that Pennsylvania hunters eagerly awaited. Hunting...

 

Confusing PGC Policies

When I got my hunting license for the upcoming seasons, I thought about the Pennsylvania Game Commission's policies regarding deer and turkey hunting. According to PGC press releases, the estimated...

 

Central Alum Wins Fishing Derby

Luke Williams of Martinsburg won the annual Father's Day Derby held on Lake Champlain in Vermont. The Northern Pike William caught weighed 13.6 pounds and was 38 inches long. The Central alum won...

 

Snowberger's Poured Walls 12u Champs

Snowberger's Poured Walls recently defeated True Value Hardware 10-9 to be crowned the 2021 Spring Cove Youth Baseball League 12 U champions....

 

Mask Order Lifted, Residents Urged to Follow Mask Guidance Where Required

The Pa. Department of Health announced that the order requiring universal face coverings would be lifted statewide Monday, June 28. “We are continuing to make progress toward stopping the spread of COVID-19 throughout the commonwealth, as many...

 

Program on Alzheimer's

In the United States alone, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers. “Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease” is here to help. The program will take place Friday, Aug. 20,...

 

Red Cross Struggles With Blood Shortage

BLAIR COUNTY Martinsburg 7/7/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, 201 South Walnut Street Altoona 7/2/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Logan Valley Mall, Goods Lane and Plank Road 7/7/2021: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., UPMC Altoona, 620 Howard...

 

Masking Mandatory at Nason, Regardless of Vaccination Status

With the state of Pennsylvania’s mask mandate ending on June 28, officials at Conemaugh Health System reminded patients and visitors that masking is still required in healthcare settings regardless of vaccination status, in accordance with...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Life    July 1, 2021

New Blair County Dairy Royalty Looks Forward to Promotions Ahead

As Dairy Month comes to an end, Blair County Dairy Princess Madison Benfer and Dairy Princess Alternate Darcy Heltzel have started their reigns. A dairy princess must be between 16 and 24; related to...

 

Agricultural Parade Returns

After taking an alternative route in 2020, the annual Ag Parade returned to its typical route for the 2021 celebration. The parade, widely considered "the world's largest small town parade,"...

 

Staying Cool at the Ag Parade

Those who attended the parade had to do whatever they could to beat the heat....

 

State Fire Commissioner Highlights Firework Safety

As Pennsylvanians prepare to celebrate Independence Day, State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego urged residents to take steps to protect loved ones and property. “We say it every year because it’s true. Fireworks are not toys,” Trego said. Trego u...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 1, 2021

N.E. Power Reunion Offered 'Construction Show' June 19

At the Southern Cove Power Reunion's construction show on June 19, some of the main attractions were the Hydra unit, Unit Crane shovel and a tractor dump trailer. Attendees enjoyed watching the demons...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    July 1, 2021

Roaring Spring Pizza Shop Celebrates Pride Month

June was Pride Month and one Cove eatery decided to show its appreciation to customers who celebrated. Those Guys Pizza in Roaring Spring made rainbow colored cheese pizzas June 26. It coincided with...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    Life    July 1, 2021

Smith Transport Announces Four Scholarship Winners

Hard work and the importance of family were the reasons behind one local company's decision to reward its employees' children. Smith Transport honored four of its employees' children with $1,000 schol...

 

Herald Sets Early Deadlines For July 8 Edition Submissions

Editor’s Note The Herald would like to alert its readers and advertisers to the early deadlines that have been set for the Thursday, July 8, edition. All forms of advertising – classified, legal notice, regular display and back page – will be...

 

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