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Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Co. Ox Roast to Feature Local Entertainment

Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Company Annual Ox Roast and Car Show will be held Aug. 5 and 6. The event will be held at the Replogle Community Building in New Enterprise. Food sales will start both days at 11 a.m. With the famous ox roast,...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    July 28, 2022

Colonel Murray Not 'Lost to History': Civil War Days Presented

Earlier this month, Historic Hollidaysburg Inc. presented Colonel Murray Civil War Days. It is named for Murray, who was the first colonel killed in the Civil War from Pennsylvania. Historic...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    July 28, 2022

Hollidaysburg Library Director Retires After 18 Years

Hollidaysburg Area Public Library Director Janet Eldred's retirement took effect as of July 15, the day before her 65th birthday. After receiving her Master's Degree in Library Sciences, Eldred...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    July 28, 2022

Sidewalk Repairs to Begin in Borough

During the mayor’s report at the July monthly Hollidaysburg Borough Council meeting, Mayor Joseph Dodson said with the retirement of another police officer, the force is down to six officers and needs to hire two officers as soon as possible....

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    July 28, 2022

ELF to Maintain Reiser House Museum

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council agreed to have Empowering Lives Foundation (ELF) owner John Seely handle staffing at the historic Reiser House Museum weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., except...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 28, 2022

No Lease Signed Yet for Catharine Farm Show Board

Going into the Catharine Township meeting, both sides – the Catharine Township Supervisors and the Farm Show Board – were hopeful to have a lease signed and finalized, but this was to no avail. The lease would be for 8 years, then 33 and then...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 28, 2022

LERTA Considered a 'Win-Win for Everyone'

Blair County Commissioner Bruce Erb attended Monday evening’s LERTA meeting held by the Williamsburg School District, Williamsburg Borough and Catharine and Woodbury townships. LERTA is the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance program,...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 28, 2022

'Lifelong Learner' Becoming New Principal

Jennifer Frederick was hired as the new secondary principal for the Williamsburg Community School District in June, replacing Michael Jones following his resignation. Frederick has a history in...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 28, 2022

School District Hears About Baseball Field

Chrissy Neri, on behalf of the Baseball Boosters, addressed the Williamsburg Community School Board during its meeting on July 19. Neri wanted to know if the Board was willing to do any improvements to the baseball and softball fields in Catharine...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 28, 2022

Nic's Rounding Up to Help Library

For over a year, Nic's Grab 'N Go in Williamsburg has participated in a round-up campaign that started because of the coin shortage. Customers are asked to round-up their change to make their bill...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    July 28, 2022

Bee Aware: Who Are The Pests And Who Are The Helpers

Life often boils down to perspective, even when it comes to nature, gardening and insects, especially bees. Staff of the Morrisons Cove Herald has fielded telephone calls in recent weeks with some gardeners concerned with what they view is an...

 

Back in the Day: RS Paper Mill

This photo of the Roaring Spring Paper Mill was taken in 1957 by Ken Thompson of Roaring Spring. The Herald thanks Joe Hamer of Ridley Park for sharing....

 

Gerta Daneen (Waite) Mingle-Strohmeyer

Gerta W. Strohmeyer, 82, of Williamsburg, passed away Saturday evening, July 23, 2022, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 21, 1940, in Williamsburg, daughter of the...

 

Louella D. Pheasant

Louella D. Pheasant, 89, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, went home to be with her Lord, Monday morning, July 25, 2022, at Homewood. She was born July 19, 1933, in rural Williamsburg, daughter of the late Ezra Luther...

 

William Thomas "Tom" Forshey

William Thomas “Tom” Forshey, 82, of Martinsburg, passed away Monday afternoon, July 18, 2022, at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. He was born Feb. 2, 1940, in Catharine Township, rural...

 

Blair County Rural Safety Day Coming in August

The Blair County Farm Bureau and Williamsburg Farm Show are proud to be hosting a Rural Safety Day for Youth and Adults it will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 ,at the Williamsburg Farm Show Grounds. The program will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m....

 

Woodbury Pike Crash Claims Man

One person is dead after a head-on collision on Woodbury Pike near the intersection of Cabbage Creek Rd., Taylor Township. According to Hollidaysburg State Police, on Monday, July 25, at approximately 3:40 p.m., a 2014 Subaru Legacy was traveling...

 

Altoona Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center, the Altoona Center for Clinical Research Participating in ORCA-3

Altoona Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center and the Altoona Center for Clinical Research is enrolling eligible volunteers into ORCA-3, a U.S. Phase 3 clinical research study evaluating the safety and efficacy of cytisinicline, an investigational...

 

Joseph F. Wachter, IV

Joseph F. Wachter, IV, 86, of New Enterprise, passed away July 17, 2022, at the Village at Morrisons Cove. He was born Aug. 18, 1935, in Johnstown, son of the late Joseph F. III and Gladys P. (Walter) Wachter. On Aug. 30, 1956, in New Enterprise, he...

 
 By JOSEPH WALK    Opinion    July 28, 2022

Newcomers to the Cove: August

After two years living in Morrisons Cove, I’ve decided August is my favorite month. There is so much to like about August. I find the weather to be pleasant with less rain than in May through July, on average. Warm temperatures at the start of the...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Rick Vuyst is a Professor Emeritus of Horticulture at the University of Georgia. He also hosts a radio talk show, Flowerland Show. He also does gardening segments for television. Vuyst knows his...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Opinion    July 28, 2022

Highlight of the Summer in the Cove

Growing up, my family attended a Fourth of July parade in Osceola Mills, where my dad grew up. When I described preparation for this year’s Ag Parade to my mom, she said it sounded like the Osceola Mills parade: people look forward to it all year,...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 29, 1897 The school boards of North Woodbury township and Martinsburg borough met in joint session to consider the admission of soldiers’ children from the township as pupils in the borough schools. The previous year a number of...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of August 5, 1972 Nason Hospital was increasing its room rates by $5 a day effective August 1. The rates increased to $63 a day for a private room, $54 or $56 for a two-bed semi-private room, $53 for a four bed room, and $29 for nursery care....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of August 4, 1922 Elder Samuel B. Furry, an aged resident of this area and prominent minister of the Brethren church, died at the home of his son, Rev. John E. Furry in South Martinsburg. He was a teacher and farmer and also a regular...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 31, 1997 The ‘Tour de ‘Toona bicycle road race was coming to the Cove, and Chris Benson of East Freedom was racing in the event for the third time. Martinsburg native Mike Miller was also racing in the event. Doris Benner of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of July 31, 1947 Cove farmers harvested their richest wheat crop in history. Good ripening weather and the increased use of combines brought the golden flood to mills and railroad sidings at an unexpected rate. Never before was the harvest so...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of August 2, 2012 Three Claysburg residents were arrested for alleged abuse of children. Tabatha Partsch was charged with the most serious crimes, including 18 felony charges of rape. The other two were charged with corrupting minors and...

 

Mailbag Meanderings

We are in the dog days of summer, as they say. That can only mean one thing. It is time for my second annual column as I respond to mailbag questions from my faithful readers. If your question was...

 

The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference to Hold 102nd Session

The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will conduct its 102nd year of existence during the annual summer session at the Casino at Lakemont Park in Altoona on the dates of July 31 to Aug. 5, 2022. The Bible conference was established in 1920 and...

 

Thought for the Week

If we met for the first time, I would ask, “Who are you?” Your answer would probably be simple like: your name, or your relationship to someone I might know, i.e. “I am Tom Brown’s...

 

Public Notices

Due to non-payment of storage rent and fees, all property of Cleopatra Raynor, 666E 23d St, Apt. 6B, Bronx, NY 10466, stored at Freedom Junction Self Storage, East Freedom, PA, will be sold on August 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., at Freedom Junction, East...

 

New Leadership Elected to Serve the Pa. FFA Foundation

New leadership roles have recently been filled on the Pennsylvania FFA Foundation Board. Katie McLaughlin was elected to serve as the Pennsylvania FFA Foundation President effective for the year 2022-23. In addition to her role, Zachary Gihorski and...

 

Cool Pool

Macenna Grum of Altoona enjoyed cooling off at the Hershberger Memorial Pool at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park with her niece Maya Brunner, 2, of Tipton Saturday. The Cove experienced high...

 

Join Boy Scout Troop 358

Boy Scouts of America Troop 358 from Martinsburg attended summer camp from July 10 to 15 at Seven Mountains Scout Camp in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania. Each scout completed their own schedule of merit...

 

169 Bald Eagles Earn PSAC Scholar-Athlete Distinction

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) released its scholar-athlete list for the 2021-22 academic year and 169 Bald Eagles joined with 4,144 student-athletes from the league’s 18 institutions who were named to the list for the 2021-22...

 

A Couple Concerns

Pennsylvania's turkey hunters have witnessed a steady decline in turkey numbers over the past decade. There are multiple causes for this, among which is the proliferation of predators. With the...

 

HoopsFest Held Saturday

More than 200 teams competed on more than 30 portable courts in downtown Altoona on Saturday during what was billed as the largest three-on-three basketball tournament in Central P...

 

DMVA Provides Financial Relief Grants to Veterans, Beneficiaries Who Face Unexpected Hardships

At times, a veteran or their beneficiaries may face an unexpected financial hardship, but they don’t have to deal with this challenge alone thanks to the Veterans Temporary Assistance (VTA) program. Administered by the Pennsylvania Department of...

 

Scam Warning: Fraudsters Impersonate Department of Revenue in Letters Targeting Pennsylvania Businesses

Scam artists are impersonating the Department of Revenue by sending Pennsylvania business owners fraudulent letters in the mail that direct them to turn over their accounting records. A sample of one...

 

Pa. Unemployment Rate Down To 4.5 Percent in June

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for June 2022. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point over the month to 4.5 percent in June. The U.S....

 

Wolf Administration Marks National Launch of 988

Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead, Department of Health Acting Secretary Dr. Denise Johnson, and Representative Mike Schlossberg joined together to highlight the national launch of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline that...

 

Pennsylvania Youth Can Try 4-H For Free In August, September

Penn State Extension invites youth ages 5-18 to participate in 4-H at no cost from August through September. During the free trial period, youth can experience a sampling of 4-H projects through a series of online activities designed to be fun and...

 

Summer Programs Continue At Claysburg Library

"Oceans of Possibilities" Summer Quest Programs brought many children of all ages to the library. The library held six programs related to the ocean: turtles, sharks, mermaids/shells, pirates, ships,...

 

Morrisons Cove Dairy Show Set for First Week of August

The Morrisons Cove Dairy Show will run Aug. 1 through 5 this year. This is the 71st anniversary of the dairy show. There are 165 animals entered this year, which is about same number as last year....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 28, 2022

Newry Couple Accused Of Stealing Nearly $1 Million From Elderly Dependent

A Newry couple was jailed after police said they stole nearly $1 million from an elderly woman they were living with. David S. Dickman, 45, and Melissa M. Dickman, 44, were arrested after Blair Township police investigated a complaint from Blair...

 

Chocolate Choo Choo

All aboard the ice cream train! More than 200 people took to Everett Railroad for the Ice Cream Special Saturday, July 23. This round trip includes traveling from Hollidaysburg to Roaring Spring. At...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 28, 2022

Police Seek Information on Trespassers At Empty Appvion Property

Hollidaysburg State Police are investigating a trespassing incident at the former Appvion paper mill in Roaring Spring. According to police reports, between June 15 and June 22, multiple vehicles, including cars and all-terrain vehicles, entered a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 28, 2022

Change in Date Didn't Change Enthusiasm for Ag Parade and Carnival

Any concerns that Martinsburg's annual Ag Parade and carnival would suffer a decline in attendance were alleviated when the numbers started rolling in. The parade and carnival are traditionally held o...

 

Red Sky at Night...

Sailor's delight! This photo of the Martinsburg sky was taken on Monday, July 25. After an extremely hot weekend, Martinsburg had some much-needed rain Monday afternoon. This precipitation retreated...

 

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