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Wolf Administration Announces Targeted Mitigation Efforts in Response to Recent COVID Case Increases

Gov. Tom Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Wednesday, July 15, signed new orders for targeted mitigation efforts in response to the recent rise in COVID cases, primarily in southwest Pennsylvania, but also in other counties in the state,... Full story

 

'Defund the Police!'

It seems that there are a stunning number of dupes who believe that getting rid of police will somehow make everyone nice and we'll all live happily ever after in a Marxist utopia holding hands singin...

 

Summer STEM Camp Set at RS Library

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our everyday lives in so many ways. Just because we cannot be together physically, doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. This year’s Family Fun Summer STEM Camp at the Roaring Spring Community Library is designed so...

 

Post Office for Spring Meadow

Herald of July 11, 1895 A post office was established at Spring Meadow with William U. Ake as postmaster. The Methodist Congregation of Loysburg decided to build a new church. The ground was secured and a considerable amount of money subscribed for...

 

Vetter Awarded Bronze Star

Herald of July 16, 1970 Chief Warrant Officer Ronald K. Vetter, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroism in ground combat in Vietnam. Gregg Carbaugh, a senior at NBHS has been selected to play sousaphone in the National Band of the Future...

 

Citizens Start Civic Club

Herald of July 16, 1920 Steps were to be taken to complete the College building as a memorial to the late Prof. Edward E. Byers who several weeks previously had lost his life in a crossing accident. Many citizens of Woodbury had taken steps to...

 

BPW Installs Officers

Herald of July 13, 1995 Officers of the Martinsburg Business and Professional Women’s Club were installed. Officers for 1995-96 were Ione Hammaker, president; Dawn Burket, first vice president; Connie Stouffer, second vice president; Audrey Hite,...

 

Honor Roll Erected

Herald of July 19, 1945 The Honor Roll of service men from South Woodbury township, Bedford county has been erected in New Enterprise near the post office and plans have been completed for its dedication on July 22. After having spent nearly five yea...

 

Claysburg Wins 14-9

Herald of July 15, 1970 Royce Boyd has had a smooth transition into her new role as superintendent at Claysburg-Kimmel School District. Speeders beware. The Martinsburg Police Department is the newest on a long list of ENRADD owners. A Roaring...

 

Public Notices

ADVERTISEMENT for bids Sealed proposals will be received by the: Woodbury Twp. of Blair county at 6385 Clover Creek Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693, until 7 p.m., on August 6, 2020 for the following: Item 1: 1,329 Ton, Superpave Scratch and Leveling... Full story

 

La Actualización Semanal Sobre El Coronavirus, Del Herald

Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando noticias sobre el coronavirus de nuevo. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. Toda la información viene de las fuentes...

 

El gobernador publica una actualización de estado semanal que detalla los esfuerzos de mitigación

El 13 de julio, el gobernador Tom Wolf publicó una actualización semanal del estado que detallaba los esfuerzos de mitigación del estado basados en el panel del sistema de monitoreo de alerta temprana COVID-19, comparando el período de siete...

 

Bedford Co. Requiring Face Masks in County Buildings

The Bedford County Commissioners' Office is requiring face masks to be worn in all county buildings, effective immediately. The commissioners’ announcement follows: COUNTY OF BEDFORD The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone, and Bedfor...

 

'The Wall That Heals' in Bedford County July 23-26

To the Editor: We are just one week away from bringing The Wall That Heals to Bedford County. This is an event you won’t want to miss. I have included the complete schedule below and hope that you can join us. Thank you to our main sponsors Fort Be...

 

DEATH RECORD

BAIRD – Joseph E., 66, East Freedom DELOZIER – Regina L. “Jeanne,” 94, resident at Homewood at Martinsburg DIBERT – Doris J., 90, resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of McKee KAUFFMAN – Dolly Ickes, 89,... Full story

 

JOSEPH E. BAIRD

Joseph E. Baird, 66, of East Freedom, passed away on Friday afternoon, July 10, 2020, at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown. He was born on Aug. 9, 1953, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late...

 

REGINA L. 'JEANNE' (DODSON) DELOZIER

Regina L. “Jeanne” (Dodson) Delozier, 94, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be forever missed by so many who knew and loved her, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020. She was born on July 26, 1925, in Newry,...

 

DORIS J. DIBERT

Doris J. Dibert, 90, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of McKee, passed away on Tuesday evening, July 7, 2020, at the home. She was born on June 11, 1930, in Brooks Mills, the daughter of the late James and Jeanette...

 

DOLLY ICKES KAUFFMAN

Dolly Ickes Kauffman, 89, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at the home. She was born on Feb. 2, 1931, in Sproul, the daughter of the late Laben Roy and Esther May (Whysong)...

 

HEATHER R. METZ

Heather Rena’ Metz, 46, of Altoona formerly of Williamsburg, joined her mother in heaven on Thursday evening, July 9, 2020, at home. She was born on Sept. 28, 1973, in Altoona, daughter of the late Mary Lora (Booterbaugh) Metz, who passed away on...

 

GOLDIE ETHEL (WEAVER) MILLER

Goldie Ethel (Weaver) Miller, 93, of Martinsburg, formerly of Ewing, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at home. She was born on Dec. 13, 1926, in Iowa, daughter of the late Amos and Elizabeth (Grove) Weaver. On Oct. 29, 1949, in Iowa,...

 

OSHEL M. 'PETE' RINKER JR.

Oshel M. “Pete” Rinker Jr., 71, of Duncansville, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, July 9, 2020, at home, after a brief illness. He was born on May 5, 1949, in Hagerstown, Md., the son of the late Oshel M. Rinker Sr. and Dorothy (Chilco...

 

GEORGE HENRY SNYDER

George Henry Snyder, 80, of Crawfordsville, Ind., formerly of Woodbury, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020. He was born on May 22, 1940, in Altoona, son of the late George W. and Pauline V....

 

James Dunmore Named to Spring 2020 Dean's List

James Dunmore, a Liberal Arts major from Queen, was named to the spring 2020 dean's list at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. The dean's list, compiled at the end of each term, includes degree-seeking students who achieve a semester...

 

Red Cross Seeks Donors

This July, the American Red Cross and WONDER WOMAN 1984 are joining forces to save the day for patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions. The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors this summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 16, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

By now, most hunters have purchased their licenses for the 2020-21 hunting year. Many have bought additional tags and stamps so that they can hunt with a bow, crossbow, or muzzleloader for deer. In...

 

Krush Places Second in Chambersburg

This is Krush Softball 18U that placed second in the Class C Championship tournament in Chambersburg on June 27 and 28, 2020. The players are from Altoona, Hollidaysburg and surrounding areas....

 
 By Ad Crable    Life    July 16, 2020

COVID Lockdown Unleashes Swarms Of Visitors at Bay Region's Parks, Trails

Lynne Napoli of Boiling Springs, PA, lives near the Appalachian Trail, which is normally her refuge for quiet mental sustenance. But, this spring and summer, things are different. “It has been so packed I don’t go,” she explained. “When I do,...

 

High School Football Completes Golf Outing

The annual Golf Outing held by the Central Pa. Football Coaches Association was conducted on Sunday, July 12, at the Huntingdon Country Club. It was the biggest turnout in 20 years. Of the 80 golfers, the format was broken down into two flights. The...

 

Fish, Boat Commission to Hold Virtual Meeting July 20

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold its quarterly business meeting on Monday, July 20, beginning at 10 .a.m. Due to the continued public health concerns related to COVID-19, the meeting will be held online with Commissioners...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

It was in a sermon that I first heard that children 'put their feet under their parent's table'. In essence, I guess that means the carefree, innocent time of eating at a table in which you did not...

 

Central Graduate Joins Army JAG Team

Michael D. Berkheimer, a native of Morrisons Cove, was commissioned a 1st Lt. in the Army Reserves in April 2020 and joined the Judge Advocate General (JAG) team. Michael graduated from Central High...

 

Clever Creation in Williamsburg

Rhett Morgan, 2, enjoys a dip in a farming stock tank next to a unique gazebo his grandfather Randy Brubaker built out of a grain bin silo behind his Williamsburg farm home....

 

More Milk Pouring Into Blair County As Cove Dairy Farmer Teams Up With Businesses to Help 23 Area Organizations

More than 4,000 gallons of milk recently arrived in Blair County and will be distributed to local families through food pantries, churches and shelters as a result of a collaboration between the Blair County Farm Bureau, local dairy farmer Jennifer...

 

Lines by Lee

As we are now midway through the hot summer, I thought it would be cool to continue looking at the Proverbs. I know some folks read a Proverb a day to keep foolishness away. I have at times prayed...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 15:27-29 St. Matthew 15:8-11 Romans 1:21-27 Romans 1:28-32 I John 3:1-3 II Timothy 2:20-22 I Thessalonians 4:1-8 I wrote July 2 about purity. I want to continue in that vein....

 

State Offers Advice for Keeping Summer Safe During Pandemic

The Wolf Administration on July 9 released updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) about summer recreation, camps and pools. The original FAQs were announced on May 22 to cover summer camps and recreation. The new FAQs modify those and also add...

 

Thirtsy Flowers

Ruby Bussard tends the flowers outside her Taylor Street home in Williamsburg on Friday, July 10. According to weather.com, the area, as of Monday, July 13, had received only .32 inches of rainfall...

 

Central Grads Say Bye to District Parents

Eleven graduates from the Class of 2020 at Central High School, Martinsburg, have parents who are employed in the Spring Cove School District. Dr. Betsy Baker, Spring Cove School District superintendent, with her son, Mason Baker. Heather Brooks,...

 
 By BROOKE GOCHNOUR    Life    July 16, 2020

Dairy Recipe: S'mores

Hello, my name is Brooke Gochnour and I am the 2020-21 Bedford County Dairy Princess. I am the daughter of Justin and Shelby Gochnour of New Enterprise. I have worked very hard and eagerly on my family’s dairy farm, Jus-Den Farm, since we purchased...

 

Free Movie Nights Set In Altoona

The Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships Prevention will host free outdoor family movie nights at Lakemont Park, Baker Mansion and Juniata Splash Park. All movies will begin at 8:45 p.m. Attendees may bring their own blankets and/or chairs. This is a...

 

Local Student Earns Degree From Westminster

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., postponed its traditional spring commencement ceremony. Instead, degrees were awarded to more than 200 students in a virtual degree conferral ceremony on Saturday, May 9....

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 16, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

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...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    July 16, 2020

'Just a Guy Waving a Flag' Wants Americans to Be Proud of The Country

It's true! The Cove has its very own Paul Revere ... sort of. However, he is not warning of advancing British troops. He is simply trying to remind Americans who we are. Williams Benitez, 20, of Willi...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 16, 2020

Williamsburg Farm Show Cancelled for 2020

In its more than 100-year history, the Williamsburg Community Farm Show has never been canceled – that is, until this year. The Board of Directors announced via a Facebook post on Friday, July 10, that Blair County’s largest fair was canceled....

 
 By Brian Hess    News    July 16, 2020

Martinsburg Commends Officer for 'Heroic Actions'

Martinsburg Borough recognized one of its police officers with a commendation during its July 7 borough council meeting. Sgt. Justin L. Davis was honored and recognized before council for his actions...

 

Smith Transport Ranked 38th Among Largest For-Hire

Smith Transport Inc. of Roaring Sprint ranks 38th according to the Transport Topics 2020 Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. Companies on the Top 100 For-Hire Carriers list are ranked based on overall revenue generated...

 

Alpha Beta State President Installs Chapter Officers for 2020-21

Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, met on June 23 at Slick's Ivy Stone Restaurant in Osterburg. Outgoing president Kristine Walters led the business meeting where...

 

Man Jailed After Shooting Dog While Intoxicated

According to reports by Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, at approximately 12:05 a.m., July 13, police were dispatched to a home in Duncansville to speak with Alexis Anders regarding an incident that occurred at her home on Ore Hill Road in...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    July 16, 2020

Cleanup Day for M-burg Residents Set for Sept. 12

Martinsburg Borough Council on Monday, July 7, approved the borough’s cleanup day in September. Postponed in April because of COVID-19, the cleanup day has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the borough garage along...

 

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