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 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 15, 2021

Cove's First Online Mall Offers Many Products

Lee Wastler is not just bringing a new business to the Cove; he’s bringing a new kind of business. The Cove Shopping Mall is an online mall with various categories for shoppers to peruse. Wastler owns a few businesses in the Cove, including 2BK9...

 

Oodles of Bubbles

Daniel Miller-Bardell, 2, creates a steady stream of bubbles outside his home along Liberty Street in Williamsburg on a Sunday afternoon....

 

Beef Exhibition Barn Completed at Bedford Co. Fairgrounds

Build the Beef Barn at the Bedford County Fair planned to announce the completion and opening of the new Bedford Grange Mutual Beef Barn at the Bedford County Fairgrounds, Thursday evening July 15. A ribbon cutting and celebration dinner was held to...

 

Crafters Show Off Their Bird Boxes

The United Methodist Church held a "Craft Night in the Burg" where they built blue bird boxes....

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 15, 2021

Cove Forge Town Hall Set for August Announced at Borough Meeting

Williamsburg Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise told the borough during last Monday evening’s meeting that a town hall meeting would take place in August with regard to issues at Cove Forge. At last month’s meeting, Kagarise and Mayor Ted Hyle...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 15, 2021

Mill Hill Agway's Annual Summer Festival to Have Ice Cream, Activities

Mill Hill Agway of Williamsburg will be hosting their annual summer festival on Sunday, July 18. Organizer Amanda Biddle said that this festival is always the “third Sunday of July because it’s National Ice Cream Sundae Day.” All ice cream and...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 15, 2021

Walason Wins Guernsey Title

Macy Walason of Green Slopes Farm in Imler was awarded the National Outstanding Youth Award at the National Junior Guernsey Breeders Awards Breakfast held in conjunction with the 2021 National...

 

'Tails to Tales' at the Claysburg Area Public Library

The summer reading program theme this year is "Tails to Tales." This opened up many possibilities for the library to share animal stories. The library was able to bring in friends to share their...

 

Quilt to be Given Away at Library Bash

Shown in the picture is the quilt that will be awarded at the Library Bash at the Bistro. The quilt was made by Jean Habinyak who lives in Martinsburg. She also donated part of the fabric. Materials...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Editor's Note: This article by columnist Roseann Zimmerman originally ran in the Herald's July 16, 2020, edition. Roseann has chosen to step back from being a correspondent for the Herald. We have...

 

Truck Only Cruise-In Slated for July 24

Due to the successful event in 2020, the ATCA Keystone Chapter will again hold an informal Truck Only Cruise-In on Saturday, July 24. The cruise-in will be held on the Through, Inc. grounds across from the Freedom Township Fire Company at 139 Municip...

 

Nice and Neat

Lori Keithley likes to keep the grass neatly trimmed between Piney Creek Road and her family's corn fields on a hot Sunday afternoon....

 
 By JOE AYERS    Life    July 15, 2021

How COVID-19 Affected the Cove's Libraries

Martinsburg Community Library The director of Martinsburg Community Library, Danette Feathers, said that the library shut down due to COVID-19 on March 13, 2020. No one was allowed on the property for 10 weeks, though Feathers still checked on the...

 

Central Wins 2021 High School Fishing Championship on Lake Hartwell

Central High School's duo of Gerald Brumbaugh and Hunter Klotz brought a three-bass limit to the scale weighing 9 pounds, 9 ounces to win the 2021 High School Fishing National Championship on Lake...

 

Father, Son Have Successful Turkey Hunt

Tyler Corrigan and his son Hayden Corrigan both shot turkeys on May 8, 2021. Tyler's was 18 3/4 pounds with a 10-inch beard. Hayden, 8, got a 15 1/2 pound turkey with a 4-inch beard. The father and...

 

Bleached Blond

Living in the Cove, I do most of my fishing on small streams. I have learned that I need to be stealthy in my approach to good fishing spots if I don't want to alarm the trout. This sneaking often...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    July 15, 2021

Greenfield Township Board Members Recognize Boy Scouts

Greenfield Township board members accepted a bid of $114,194 from New Enterprise Stone & Lime to pave Evergreen Road, Locust Street, Mansion Drive, Spruce Street, Hickory Drive and portions of...

 

Family Meeting

Bob Frye (in background) was picking strawberries Sunday afternoon along Piney Creek Road outside Williamsburg when he spotted his cousin John Martin and pulled over to chat with h...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 15, 2021

John Hileman Jr. Assumes Role of Township Supervisor

South Woodbury Township held their board of supervisors meeting July 6, at 9 a.m. John Hileman Jr. took the seat of Jeffrey Imler who resigned. The monthly bills and treasurers report was reviewed...

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    July 15, 2021

The Americanization of Tine Van Dop

Catharina “Tine” Van Dop passed away on Saturday, July 10, after living a meaningful life in her native Netherlands, also called Holland, and her adoptive home in Morrisons Cove. She was in her mid-90s. Her husband Abraham and she were born in...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 15, 2021

Martinsburg Borough Receives More Than $90,000 for Coronavirus Relief

The Martinsburg Borough Council’s July meeting was held Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m. Borough Manager Rich Brantner Jr. reported that five vaccines were given out at the first vaccine clinic at the borough building on June 15. Six more were given at t...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 15, 2021

Claysburg Man Faces Theft Charges

Justin W. Mitchell, 33, of Claysburg, is facing misdemeanor counts of defiant trespass, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property after police said he stole a truck cap out of his neighbor’s yard. According to Greenfield Township...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    July 15, 2021

Five Inductees to Join Claysburg Area Hall of Fame Saturday, July 17

Induction into the Claysburg Area Hall of Fame is the highest honor any resident or former resident can receive. "It's normally an annual event" said Rich Allison, founder of Claysburg PAST, the Clays...

 

Martinsburg Fire Co. Hosting Annual Ox Roast

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company will have its annual ox roast this weekend, Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17. It will run from 11 a.m. to 8 or 9 p.m. both days, or when they sell out of meat. The roast will be held at the Morrisons Cove...

 

Herald to Close Office Early July 16

The Herald office will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 16. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on this day. Normal office hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will resume Monday, July 19. Please contact the Herald office at (814) 793-2144 with any...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 15, 2021

Roaring Spring Borough Receives Grant For Five Points Intersection Improvement

Roaring Spring Borough has received a $263,200 grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT's) Green Light-Go program. Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 15, 2021

Coroner Identifies Woodbury Post Office Fire Victim

Bedford County Coroner Rusty Styer has identified the victim in last week's fire that destroyed the Woodbury Post Office on Main Street. Cynthia L. Albright, 64, died of smoke inhalation and thermal...

 

Biking Williamsburg's Lower Trail

Damon Hesley of Hollidaysburg and David McManus of Altoona enjoy a bike ride along the Lower Trail in Williamsburg Sunday afternoon. Sunday's high of 86 made the perfect weather for exploring the...

 

Bettie Louise Mason

Bettie Louise Mason, 87, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully in her home at Homewood at Martinsburg after a brief illness. She was born in Linn County, Oregon a daughter of the late Elwyn Rexford...

 

Richard Henry Merritt

Richard Henry Merritt, 70, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday afternoon, July 2, 2021, at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born April 12, 1951, in College Hill, Pa., the son of the late Florence (Downs) Clem...

 

Roland James Trombetto

Roland James Trombetto, 68, of New Enterprise, passed away July 2, 2021, at home. He was born Dec. 20, 1952, in Brookville, Jefferson County; son of the late Angelo and Lorna (Burkett) Trombetto. On...

 

Beth A. Closson

Beth A. Closson, 65, of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday morning, July 8, 2021, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, following complications from COVID-19. She was born Nov. 8, 1955, in R...

 

Catharina 'Tine' J. Van Dop

Catharina J. "Tine" Van Dop passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Homewood of Martinsburg. Tine was born in Delft, The Netherlands. She is survived by her sons, Jacobus (Linda) and Robert; and a...

 

Cindy Louise (Renney) Albright

Cindy Louise (Renney) Albright, 64, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, July 4, 2021, surrounded by her four-legged companions Trixie, Ricky, Sammy and Tinkerbell. Cindy was born to...

 

Timothy Moorhead

Timothy Moorhead, 57, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021. He was born June 30, 1964, in Philadelphia, the son of the late Gerald and Bettie (Winey) Moorhead. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements...

 

The Morrisons Cove Herald Will Cover the News

We would like to address some comments and concerns about recent Herald news coverage. Any event that happens within the Cove is news. The role of the Herald is to report local news. Anything reported in the Herald is not to make a statement or choos...

 

The Roaring Spring Community Library

Calling all Witches and Wizards! Join us starting on June 15 at 5:30 p.m. for Summer STEM Camp! This year we will explore the exciting worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics using Harry Potter themed projects! Thanks to the genero...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Newspapers Have a Duty to Report, Whether Popular or Not

As most of you know, there was a Pride March in Roaring Spring last month and the Herald, or more specifically, me, covered the event. Approximately 40 people marched without incident, leading me to believe that either people just were not interested...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 30, 1896 Fred Martin, adopted son of Christ Martin, living near Peck Station, was driving a harvesting machine when the horses ran off and he was thrown into the gearing of the machine. His right arm was badly injured, part of the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 30, 1971 Randy A. Greaser and Steve Oswald, both of Williamsburg RD 2, won first and second places respectively at the FFA tractor-driving contest at the Pioneer Power Reunion near Martinsburg. Jesse L. Steward, operator of a landfill...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of July 15, 1921 Paul Edgar Treese, four-year-old son of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Treese of Roaring Spring, died at Nason Hospital after being run down near his home along the Woodbury Pike. He crossed between two cars going in opposite...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 11, 1996 Sollenberger Farms of Curryville and Stoney Hollow Jerseys of Martinsburg were named Dairies of Distinction through the Northern Dairy Farm Beautification Program. A powerful hailstorm ripped through a section of farmland in...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of July 18, 1946 John Raymond Rhodes, Piney Creek farmer, died at Nason Hospital after drinking poison which he apparently thought was water while threshing at his farm. Eddie King, 9, of Salemville, wrote a friendly note and stuck it in the...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of July 14, 2011 Martinsburg’s manager and borough council invited the public to an open house of the new borough building July 16. The building, while complete and occupied, is still receiving finishing touches. A six-inch-diameter...

 

Wise Insights from Life

What if you were challenged to begin writing down or typing up observations, lessons learned, and thoughts from your life? Where would you begin? How would you organize your thoughts? How long would...

 

Imlers to Host Evening of Music, Prayer, Food at Their Home

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring invite those interested to an evening of music, prayer, food and fellowship at their home in Roaring Spring. The evening will begin between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday, July 16. A local guest speaker will join to...

 

Thought for the Week

Jesus was in conversation with His disciples. He told them He would build His Church. Even the ‘Gates of Hell’ could not prevail against it. (See Matthew 16:18) God intended Israel, His “Chosen...

 

2021 Little Miss Roaring Spring Crowned

Adelynn Claycomb, (center) 8, daughter of Erica Dicken & Zach Claycomb, was crowed Little Miss Roaring Spring. Candace Heuston (far right) 6, daughter of Crystal & Brian Hueston was named first...

 

The Bedford Co. Historical Society Announces Its Annual History Banquet

The Bedford County Historical Society has announced the “Historian of the Years” awards for 2019 and 2020. The 2019 winners, David and Amy Snyder, will be recognized for their renovation of the “Loy Mansion” and research on the history of...

 

Public Notices

AUGUST 2021 MEETING The regular August monthly meeting for the North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors has been rescheduled from Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to Thursday August 19, 2021 at 6:00p.m. at the Township office which is... Full story

 

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