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Jon Allen Riley, Sr.

Born to William Herbert and Helen May (Colbert) Riley on Nov. 11, 1948, in Roaring Springs, Pennsylvania, and passed away July 17, 2021. A memorial service was held on July 23, 2021, at 5 p.m. at Legacy Christian Church, 16000 Black Bob Road,...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    July 29, 2021

Pennsylvania Announces New Nursing Home Regulations

Pennsylvania’s 72,000 nursing home residents could soon receive at least four hours of care, the Department of Health said Wednesday. The proposed regulation comes more than 20 years after the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

 

Ag Progress Days Exhibits Focus On Animal And Plant Diseases, Invasive Pests

Infectious and vector-borne animal and plant diseases, vaccination issues surrounding COVID-19, and the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly will take center stage in displays and presentations at the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits...

 

Claysburg to Celebrate 45th Community Days Aug 14 & 15

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15, 2021, will mark the 45th Claysburg Community Days. Saturday’s events kick-off at 10:30 a.m. and will continue to 10 p.m. Sunday’s events begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue to 6 p.m. There will be food, games,...

 

The Sharp Stick That Poked Me

To the Editor: Judging from the lengthy, and lecture-like, piece in the July 15, 2021, Herald, some Covites must have complained about the coverage of the pride parade. I wonder if the complaints were about the coverage, or the tone of the coverage....

 

Let's Move! Physical Literacy Kits Now Available for Checkout!

The “new normal” has made our lifestyles increasingly sedentary. Remote learning, teleworking, online ordering, curbside pick up and home delivery of goods such as groceries are enabling us to forgo what was once considered light physical...

 

Isn't it Ironic?

I was discussing the Herald recently with a caller who had a concern. As always, I am very willing to listen and consider seriously when someone takes the time to contact me with a concern about the Herald, whether it’s praise or criticism. I...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of July 30, 1896 The oldest citizen of Nowth Woodbhury Township, John H. Mock, dies at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 13 days. Cause of death was neuralgia of the heart. His wife of 64 years, the former Christina Baker, survived, along...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of July 29, 1971 Leighty’s Farm Market in Newry and Long’s Furniture in Roaring Spring began to be built. E.F. Smith Inc. Trucking company also was enlarging its storage facilities with the addition of a combination poured-in-place and...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of July 29, 1921 During a heavy rain storm, the Woodbury Land Co. Barn, located near the Mines store, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. The seven-year-old structure contained the season’s hay and grain crops and much...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of July 25, 1996 A Martinsburg RD 2 man sustained serious injuries to his right foot after an accident on a local farm last weekend. Barry Hoffman, 34, is a patient at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown, where he was flown by emergency...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 1, 1946 A Martinsburg youth who fought through some of the bloodiest campaigns of the war in the Pacific was set to be buried. Willard S. Hoover was killed instantly when the light plane he was piloting nose-dived in Barney’s Hill...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of July 28, 2011 It took only an instant for Martinsburg Municipal Authority members to snip the ribbon at the new Nitrate Removal Facility – but it had taken them years to get to that point. Construction on the facility began about a year...

 

Looking Forward

As you read these words, I will have just completed what may be our last family vacation. Only the Lord knows the future; but my sons are young adults now. Between them working and being in college,...

 

Bowery Mission Project: The Journey Continues

Chuck Monts and wife Deb have just five days remaining in their cross-country fundraising journey to benefit the Bowery Mission Project in New York City. Morrisons Cove Herald readers may recall...

 

Thought for the Week

Our last "Thought" left Christ with 3,000 new Living Stones to use in building His Church. We assume from Acts 2:37-41 they were sinners who had repented, been forgiven, had received the Holy Ghost, w...

 

Upcoming Worship Service

A community worship service sponsored by the Roaring Spring Ministerium will be held on Aug. 8, at 9 a.m. at the Spring Dam ampitheater. Pastor Amanda McCaffery will deliver the morning message. In case of rain, the service will be held at Bare...

 

Public Notice

NOTICE OF INTENTION OF THE ROARING SPRING BOROUGH COUNCIL TO ENACT ORDINANCE 2021-3 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, August 9, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., the Borough of Roaring Spring, at the Roaring Spring Municipal Building, 616 Spang Street, Roarin... Full story

 

Residents Reminded of Resources as Families Receive Child Tax Credits

Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead reminded Pennsylvanians of programs available to help with essential needs like housing, health care, food access, and utility payments as families begin to receive advanced Child Tax...

 

Martinsburg Library Fundraiser Has A New Look

The Martinsburg Community Library will be holding a Library Bash on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at the Village Green Bistro on Village Way in Martinsburg. The event begins at 5 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 and are available now at the library. Ther...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 29, 2021

How Roaring Spring Community Library Dealt with COVID-19

According to Roaring Spring Community Library Director Michelle McIntyre, the library was shut down on March 13, 2020, due to the pandemic. After being shut down, McIntyre worked from home, coming up with cleaning protocols and ways to service patron...

 

The New Hairdo

Lauren Kauffman of Williamsburg makes some adjustments to her daugher Brielle's, 6, hair before letting her play at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Monday afternoon, July 19....

 

Hydrating During Hot Days

It's a constant battle for Andrea Sorczyca to keep plants watered at the Spring Farm Greenhouse....

 

Claysburg Education Foundation Awards Additional Funding

The Claysburg Education Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of $75,000 to assist in improvements to education to the Claysburg-Kimmel School District and the Claysburg Area Public Library Claysburg-Kimmel School District was awarded...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    July 29, 2021

Picture Perfect Frame and Gallery Opening in Hollidaysburg

Suzanne Pequignot is not only opening a new art gallery. She is also set to take over her brother-in-law Brian Smith's custom framing business, which he has run for 29 years. Pequignot said that...

 

Families Encouraged To Invest Child Tax

Pa. Treasurer Stacy Garrity encouraged residents who are to receive money from the Child Tax Credit, under the American Rescue Plan Act, to consider investing some or all of those funds into their child’s PA 529 College and Career Savings Program...

 

Tax Credits for Farm Soil, Water Quality

Secretary Russell Redding announced the availability of $13 million in tax credits to Pennsylvania farmers for measures to improve soil and water quality. Tax credits are available through Pennsylvania’s innovative, nationally-recognized conservati...

 

Western PA Gas Prices Lower; National Average Decreases

Motorists saw some positive change at the pump on the week with 31 state gas price averages declining one to five cents. The national gas price average dropped two cents to $3.15. One factor contributing to the decrease was U.S. gasoline demand...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 29, 2021

Catharine Twp. Receives American Rescue Funds

Catharine Township Supervisors announced during their July meeting last Thursday, July 22, that they had received the American Rescue Funds from the government in the amount of $35,628. This is only half of what the township will be receiving; the...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 29, 2021

School Board Announces Health and Safety Plan

The Williamsburg Community School District voted 8-0 for the new 2021-22 school year’s Health and Safety Plan during the last Tuesday, July 20, meeting. In the plan, face coverings are optional for all students, staff, parents/guardians and other...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    July 29, 2021

Ask the Williamsburgers

As a teacher, I am always thinking about school. With school comes many memories – friends you make, teachers you have and of course, the field trips. I decided to have this week’s question with that in mind – what was your favorite field trip...

 

Taking It All In

Rhett Morgan, 2 1/2, of Williamsburg enjoying the scenery of Hemlock Lane Farm on Monday, July 26. Rhett is the son of Marcus and Alyssa Morgan....

 

It's Like Riding a Bike

Justin Davis of Martinsburg makes his way along West Allegheny Street to run some errands Monday afternoon....

 

Blair Co. Chamber Farm-City Committee To Hold 'Cones For A Cause'

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee will hold "Cones for a Cause" on Sat., Aug. 7, at Ritchey's Dairy in Martinsburg. From 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., customers can enjoy a...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    July 29, 2021

Kulp Family Farm Provides Farm Fresh Fun With a Unique Corn Maze

Are you searching for an activity to enjoy with friends, family, church groups etc.? Go to 2373 Cove Mountain Rd. in Martinsburg for a spectacular corn maze. This beautiful corn maze was done on five...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

This column was originally published in the Aug. 4, 2011, edition of the Herald. Sitting among my flowers while the crickets fiddle the night away is a good place to be on the last day of July. Just...

 

Making Hay

Bobby Brumbaugh mows a field of hay along Cross Cove Road Monday afternoon....

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    July 29, 2021

Baker Mansion Events for August

Movies, dance, music, history and a Ye Old Time Fair: These are just some of the exciting things that are coming up in August at Baker Mansion in Altoona. The month kicks off Aug. 4 at 8:45 p.m. with a free movie night featuring “Toy Story 4....

 

Claysburg Over 21 Annual Trivia Night, Meal

On Saturday, Aug. 28, Claysburg P.A.S.T. is teaming with the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company to sponsor their 8th Annual Trivia Night Contest and Picnic-style Dinner with Refreshments at the Claysburg Township Center on Bedford Street. All proceeds...

 

DMVA: Important to Safeguard DD-214 Military Paperwork

One of the most important documents for transitioning servicemembers and veterans is their DD-214. Safeguarding this important military document should be a top priority, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs said on July 22. The DD-214 is...

 

GC Considers Changes to 'Red Tag' Ag Deer Control Program

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to a host of changes that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Agricultural Deer Control Program, better known as the Red Tag Program, which helps farmers ad...

 

Do you love high school football?

The Herald is seeking correspondents to write about the Cove’s football teams. If you’d like to tell the story of a high school football team’s season, call 793-2144 and ask for Allan or Anna. Ability to take photos is a plus. Compensation...

 

Family Celebrates Weyant's Silver Medal

Mary and Bill Burket are celebrating their great-niece Emma Weyant's success at the Olymics. Weyant is the granddaughter of Kay Weyant of Martinsburg. The 19-year-old finished with a silver medal in...

 

Cove High School Coaches Reminded

The Herald’s Fall Sports Preview will go to press on Aug. 19. To coaches who have not had the opportunity to do so, please send rosters and the other requested team information to [email protected] by Aug. 16. Call the Herald office at (814)...

 

NB 10U All Stars Team Snags Second Place

The Northern Bedford 10U All Stars team earned second place in the Adams Township 10U Tournament July 17 & 18....

 

Trail Camera Controversy

Trail cameras have become popular among hunters for locating game animals, especially deer. Cameras can tell users when and where deer are around. Hunters can then plot their adventures accordingly....

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 29, 2021

Morrisons Cove Dairy Show Celebrating 70th Anniversary

This year, the Morrisons Cove Dairy Show is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Though the 2020 show would have been the 70th anniversary, the committee had to have an abbreviated show due to the...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    July 29, 2021

Some Local Bus Companies Feel Effects of State-Wide Bus Driver Shortage

The Pennsylvania School Bus Association (PSBA) recently announced that Pennsylvania is currently suffering from a state-wide bus driver shortage. The shortage has prompted the PSBA to start a...

 

DUI Task Force to Hold Events

The officers of the Blair DUI Task Force will make their presence known this week on area roadways in one or more fashions (check point, roving patrol, or mobile awareness) to ensure Blair County roadways are as safe as possible. • Avoid drunk...

 

COVID-19 Vaccinations to be Offered at Bedford County Fair

COVID-19 has affected our lives and the lives of those around us drastically. That is why The Bedford Family Health Center is proud to partner with the Bedford County Fair on Saturday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to give away FREE COIVID-19...

 

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