Articles from the July 23, 2020 edition

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Public Notices

Legal Notice A hearing for the Involuntary Transfer of Ownership of a 2006 Nissan Frontier VIN # 1N6BD06T46C467537 currently titles in the name of Scott R. Gleason (now deceased) will be held either at the Blair County Courthouse or remotely by... Full story

 

It's Time To Obey The Ten Commandments

My brother and I knew Mom had had quite enough when she threatened to pound sand up our butts. The warning sufficed and she never had to carry through. I wish that someone in authority would tell the...

 

The Lost Art Of Writing

The Roaring Spring Community Library is currently offering a unique program titled “The Lost Art of Writing.” The program began on July 14 and will run through Aug. 12. If you missed the first couple sessions, don’t worry. Each session has...

 

Pandemic Following Predicted Course

To the Editor: It has ben four months since the Herald published my account of the likely stages of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States (“A Nonpolitical Historical Approach to Epidemic Disease Stages,” March 19, 2020). In general,...

 

Citizens Want Light in Tunnel

Herald of July 18, 1895 Roaring Spring citizens were circulating a petition to have the Pennsylvania Railroad hang an electric light in the arch below town. The tunnel was described as “a dark, dreary and dangerous place for night driving....

 

Loysburg PO to Move

Herald of July 23, 1970 The Loysburg Post Office was scheduled toi be moved to a new location after 30 years in its present quarters. Aug. 1 had been set as the tentative opening date for the new post office in the building formerly occupied by...

 

Five Escapees Flee Bedford

Herald of July 23, 1920 On Friday night, July 16, five prisoners escaped from the Bedford County Jail. Later it was learned that a Dodge car belonging to William Gephard of West Pitt Street had been stolen from his garage and it was believed that...

 

Heat Consumes Cove

Herald of July 20, 1995 The thermometer at the Morrisons Cove office at the Mid-State Bank & Trust Co., Martinsburg, showed 112 degrees. The Flight Data Center at Blair County Airport reported 98 degrees. Area residents just knew it was extremely...

 

Flag Shown in Martinsburg

Herald of July 26, 1945 A large German flag which was made to fly over New York City when the Stars and Stripes would be pulled down, once the Germans captured the American metropolis, was shown in Martinsburg. The flag belonged to Sgt. Robert Wade...

 

VFW Jr. Vice-Commander

Herald of July 22, 2010 Gary M. Anders of East Freedom, a member of Ray-Camp Post 7689, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roaring Spring, was installed as the state junior vice-commander of the Pennsylvania Department of VFW. The Pennsylvania Department of...

 

DEATH RECORD

CLAAR – Chaler “Jay,” 84, Queen FETTER-SHAW – L. Romaine, 99, Martinsburg HILLEGASS – Ruth A., 73, Altoona KLAHRE – Donna W., 86, The Village at Morrisons Covr, Martinsburg MCDONALD – Jean L., 94, DuBois... Full story

 

CHALMER 'JAY' CLAAR

Chalmer "Jay" Claar, 84, of Queen, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at home. He was born on Feb. 13, 1936, in Queen, son of the late Clyde and Mildred (Hainsey) Claar. He married Lana Grimes...

 

L. ROMAINE FETTER-SHAW

L. Romaine Fetter-Shaw, 99, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020, at Homewood in Martinsburg. She was born on Dec. 18, 1920, in Woodbury and a graduate of the Woo...

 

RUTH A. HILLEGASS

Ruth A. Hillegass, 73, of Altoona, passed away on Saturday evening, July 18, 2020, at her residence, following an extended illness. She was born on Dec. 3, 1946, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late George and Marion (Talbert) Dubbs. She is...

 

DONNA W. KLAHRE

Donna W. Klahre, 86, of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, a retirement village, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at her home. She was born on May 1, 1934, in Windber, the daughter of...

 

JEAN L. MCDONALD

Jean L. McDonald, 94, of DuBois, passed way on Friday, July 17, 2020, at Nelson's Golden Years. Jean was born on May 6, 1926, in Bakers Summit. She was the daughter of John and Rose (Klotz) Myers....

 

NES&L Begins First Phase Of Resurfacing Project

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. Inc., of New Enterprise, was scheduled to begin work Wednesday, July 22, on the first phase of a project to resurface 9.8 miles of Route 1001 (Plank Road) from the Goods Lane Intersection to the Route 764 Intersectio...

 

Tea Party to Meet July 28 At Bavarian Hall, Altoona

The Blair County Tea Party returns with its first regular meeting since COVID. Loren Spivack will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, July 28, at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona (112 S 13th St). Spivak’s presentation will be entitled, “Why We...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 23, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

To hunt turkeys the way I do, I must be in good physical condition. At 70 it has become increasingly difficult to remain in the type of condition I need to be in so that I can pursue wild turkeys...

 

PGC Meeting to Be Held Virtually on Sat., July 25

In compliance with state guidelines to minimize the effects of COVID-19, the upcoming Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners meeting will be held only online. The online meeting will be held Saturday, July 25, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The meeting...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

This past spring when we hired professionals to cut down some of our dying trees, we also asked them about the mammoth maple tree that towers over our patio. Although my husband had trimmed a lot of...

 

Friendly Game of Cornhole

Roger Stock and his son Roger Jr., 15, take on some family members in a game of cornhole on Saturday, July 11, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The DeLuca/Salvaggio families were...

 

Cove Teacher Among Finalists From Around Country for Excellence Award

Three high school skilled trades teachers from Pennsylvania – including one from Morrisons Cove – are among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named today as finalists for the 2020 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    July 23, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life." ~Proverbs 13:12 (CJB) This has been a year of hope deferred. All the plans and dreams we had at the beginning of the year...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Exodus 10:1-3 & 12:29-31 Deuteronomy 8:1-6 II Chronicles 34:21-28 St. Matthew 18:1-4 St. Matthew 23:1-12 I Peter 5:1-8 II Chronicles 12:1-7 Ever since the 9/11 crisis America...

 

Red Cross Offers Virtual Care Center for Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones

The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. People can visit redcross.org/get-help to access a support...

 

Imlers to Host Cookout July 24 At RS Barn Room

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring will host a cookout and a time of Christian fellowship with Tom Smith of Everett for the Christian Singles group at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24. The evening will include hot dogs, desserts, and attendees may...

 

WISE Women Reschedule Dinner For April 21 at Lakemont Casino

Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of a possible second wave of the virus, the WISE Women Board of Directors has postponed the annual WISE Women Tribute dinner to 6 p.m. April 21, 2021, at The Casino at Lakemont Park. The board will honor women...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

James and Erin Barley of Roaring Spring are the parents of a son, Daniel Gray Barley, who was born at 8:27 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, at UPMC Altoona. Daniel has two siblings: Sarah, 5, and Ben, 2. Maternal grandparents are Ann and Gary Wisor of...

 

Stingers Win Gold Bracket

The Keystone Stingers 14U Burkett softball team won first place in the gold bracket at the SV Umpires Classic Tournament in Williamsport on July 11-12. Team members were (from left): Front row: Coach...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 23, 2020

Status of Overlook Drive Questioned in Catharine Twp.

Williamsburg Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise attended the Catharine Township Supervisors’ meeting as not the police chief but as a concerned resident. Kagarise said he and his family have lived on Overlook Drive for more than 30 years, and in those...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 23, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. We are all about easy cooking at the Gorsuch house because we are so busy. When we get to wind down and relax, one of our favorites to cook with is pork chops. Who doesn’t love a good bone-in center-cut pork...

 

Rotary 'Students' Named at Williamsburg

The Rotary "Students of the Month" at Williamsburg High School have been announced for April and May. All recipients graduated in May. Emily Smith Emily Smith was April's "Student of the Month." She i...

 

Pennsylvania State Police Welcomes 99 New Troopers

Col. Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, recently announced that 99 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 159th...

 

Danette Feathers of Everett Enrolls At NCC for Upcoming Fall Semester

Northampton Community College (NCC), Bethlehem, has welcomed Danette Feathers of Everett as one of the new or returning students who will begin the fall 2020 semester the week of Aug. 24. As an NCC student, Feathers will have access to numerous...

 

Gun Raffle Has Been Canceled

Due to the current pandemic, the Williamsburg and Alexandria Gun Raffle scheduled for Aug. 1 has been canceled. A Facebook live drawing will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 1. Please visit the Station 90 Williamsburg Facebook Page or the Station 1...

 

Rotary Names Northern Bedford 'Students of the Month'

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club recently named its "Rotary Student of the Month" recipients at Northern Bedford High School, Loysburg. All recipients graduated in May. Joshua Strayer Joshua Strayer...

 

Chamber Opens ACE Award Nominations

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Agricultural Community Excellence (ACE) Award. The recipient of the ACE Award will be presented with the award at the Oct. 8, 2020 Chamber Breakfast Club. Those who wish to...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 23, 2020

Safety Director Warns Blair County: COVID Complacency is a Danger

The Blair County Commissioners were told on Tuesday, July 21, that COVID-19 trends in the country are "positive" but said complacency among the public remains a danger and that the disease is not...

 

The Great Taste of Ox Roast

Rich Brantner and Bill Shriver cook more orders for ox roast sandwiches on Saturday, July 18, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The annual ox roast sale was sponsored by the Martinsburg...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    July 23, 2020

National Coin Shortage Hasn't Hit Morrisons Cove ... Yet

You may have noticed a lack of coins in your pocket. You are not alone. All over the country, cashiers are scrambling to make change for those who use cash for purchases. Local effects are mixed,...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 23, 2020

Roaring Spring Permits Two-Way Traffic on Main Street

Roaring Spring borough has re-opened the section of Main Street from State Route 36 past the Appvion paper mill to two-way traffic. Borough officials said at the regular council meeting on Monday, July 13, that the road is striped for two-way...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 23, 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...

 

Two Men Charged in Greenfield Township Assault

Two men are in Blair County Prison after a day of "hanging out." According to Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg (PSP), troopers responded to a call to Wees Road in Greenfield Township for an...

 

Keeping Cool

Henry Trotter, 3, and his dad, Kylee, plan their next approach to a sprinkler set up in the front yard of their Martinsburg home on Saturday, July 18. Temperatures reached 91 degrees on Saturday,...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    July 23, 2020

Claysburg-Kimmel Plans to Have Students, Staff Return to Schools in Fall

The Claysburg-Kimmel administration is currently planning for the district’s students and staff to be back in the school buildings to begin classes on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. The district released its evolving Phased School Reopening Plan ...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    July 23, 2020

Spring Cove School District Sets Plans for Return in Fall

The Spring Cove School District School Board met in person on July 20, but to stay within the current restrictions put on numbers at gatherings due to COVID-19, staff and visitors had to attend virtually. The district’s reopening plan for the...

 

Roaring Spring Man Charged with Endangering Child

Dakota F. Bussard, 25, of Roaring Spring, is awaiting a preliminary hearing on felony charges including aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Charges stem from an incident that Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, responded...

 

Changes in Store for Dairy, 4-H Shows

Due to COVID-19 regulations and health concerns for spectators and exhibitors, the regular week-long Morrisons Cove Dairy Show including dairy shows, contests, exhibits (home and dairy, vegetables, needlework, etc.), pie and ice cream festival,...

 

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