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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...

 

More Than Soap

There are many people in our community who are facing new economic challenges because of the mandatory closure of businesses due to COVID-19. Financial resources are tight and there may not be enough left in the budget for personal hygiene items....

 

Fact Sheet Explores Homework Gap Issue, Possible Solutions

Internet access remains a problem for millions of Americans, including school age children. Those students without home internet access face increased difficulties completing their schoolwork, often referred to as the “homework gap.” Earlier...

 

A Tale of the 'Hispanic Soldiers'

To the Editor: I have read with interest the reaction to your effort to reach out to the Hispanic immigrant workers in your community. I have a story to relate to the subject. Perhaps my favorite uncle, Joe McClure, native and resident of Huntingdon...

 

Give Yourself Permission to Do the Right Thing

To the Editor: Perhaps history can forgive those who voted for Trump in 2016. Trump made many grandiose promises of actions that would shake up the status quo and benefit the common man, steps that certainly have a populist appeal. And previously...

 

Don't Be A Titty Baby ...

By MICHAEL LYNCH Posted June 11, 2020 I think what the country needs is sort of mix between more Norman Rockwell and more Norman Lear. We need to stop being simpletons and live more simply. As the old Southern expression goes, “Stop being a titty...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Police Chief's Nose Torn

Herald of July 25, 1895 The Roaring Spring police chief was hurt in an accident at the factory while helping Dr. Garver connect a chain that had become disconnected from the elevator. While the chief was holding the hook, the chain suddenly started u...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Guernsey Completes Record

Herald of July 30, 1970 James R. Russell of Roaring Spring was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 67 at Shawnee Park. Glenn W. Campbell of Hollidaysburg has accepted a position of principal of the...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Woodbury Elected Teachers

Herald of July 30, 1920 The school board of Woodbury township elected these teachers: J. Myers; Grace Brown; Lois Stayer; Pearl Frederick; Roxie Davis; Mary Keiper and Sue Rice. Both C.I. Detwiler and daughter of New Enterprise had been stricken...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

C-K Girl Texas-Bound

Herald of July 27, 1995 Nichole Musselman, standout softball pitcher for Claysburg-Kimmel High School, was scheduled to travel to Texas to play in the national girls’ fastpitch softball tournament in August. Musselman, 16, was a pitcher for the...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Workers Needed for Cannery

Herald of August 2, 1945 The Blue Mountain Canneries is in urgent need of workers at the Martinsburg plant during the coming corn-canning season. Management is expecting a big season. Sgt. Ira Dean Butler, 27 of Martinsburg, has been honorably...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Dixon Named Little Miss

Herald of July 29, 2010 Northern Bedford’s architect presented three possible renovation designs for the district’s secondary building. Six-year-old Carly Dixon was named Little Miss Roaring Spring 2010. D. Merl Tipton Post 43, Veterans of...

 

DEATH RECORD

GRACE – Doris Jane, 89, Roaring Spring KENNEDY – Mary M., 79, Galitzin OLDHAM – Doreen A., 64, Bedford...

 

DORIS JANE GRACE

Doris Jane Grace, 89, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, as she lived her life, gently and without complaint. Her physical challenges began with difficulty walking and difficult...

 

MARY M. KENNEDY

Mary M. Kennedy, 79, of Gallitzin, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at home. She was born on July 28, 1940, in Hollidaysburg, a daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Dunkle) Elliot. She is survived by siblings Maude Snyder married to Carl,...

 

DOREEN A. OLDHAM

Doreen A. Oldham, 64, of Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, July 18, 2020, at home. She was born on March 14, 1956, in Altoona, the daughter of Richard and Jeanette Oneal. She...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Spray Job in Martinsburg

Brian Kranik uses an air compressor to paint the shutters of his North Market Street home on Saturday, July 25, in Martinsburg. Kranik took advantage of the warm weather – 87 degrees that day...

 
 News    July 30, 2020 

How prevalent is animal abuse in Pa.?

A two-year look at statewide animal abuse data approaching the anniversary of Libre's Law found that, over the past few years, 52 percent of animal abuse offenses filed in Pennsylvania were for...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Five Ways to Heat Up Your Financial Plan This Summer

The lazy days of summer are often a carefree time, but this year is a bit different given the pandemic and a volatile stock market. Many Americans are feeling things like their health, job and...

 
 News    July 30, 2020 

Borough Receives $5,475

Martinsburg Borough was the recipient of a check in the amount of $5,475 on Wednesday, July 22. Richard Brantner Jr., borough manager, receives the check from April Ressler, president of the Teeter...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Fun, Interesting Games to Play to Help Children Become a Financial Genius

Financial literacy is an important component of STEAM learning and a building block of a comfortable future. Unfortunately, many schools have limited programs. But there’s good news – not only can parents impart money-smarts at home – they can...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Area Students Earn Degrees At Frostburg St.

The following area students have earned degrees from Frostburg (Md.) State University for the spring semester. While the 156th commencement ceremony has been postponed, diplomas were still awarded to more than 650 candidates for degrees. Holly Akers...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 30, 2020 

The Sportsman's Corner

I have a friend we'll call "John Doe" who owns a nice outdoor property. John keeps a few trout in a small pond there. However, by this spring the population was down to one large palomino (yes, I know...

 

Bulldogs to Be Featured as the 'Game of the Week' vs. Bellwood

WHVL-TV, Central Pennsylvania’s first station to televise live local high school football, on July 16 announced its 2020 Game of the Week schedule. WHVL will televise 10 action-packed games this fall each Friday at 7 p.m. throughout the regular...

 
 News    July 30, 2020 

PennDOT Extends Dates on Driver Licenses, ID Cards, Learner's Permits

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced on July 24 that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, and learner’s permits, will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Fire Co. Sells Out of Ox Roast

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company held its annual ox roast sale Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, at Morrisons cove Memorial Park. Above, Dodie Brown fills another order for ox roast sandwiches...

 
 By Roseann Zimmerman    Life    July 30, 2020 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

My father was one to stand at night And look up at the sky At springtime moons and blue starlight And clouds that drifted by. He seemed to drink the fragrant air In natural, keen delight. One with...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Community Shows Appreciation to Police Department

Memorial Church of the Brethren in Martinsburg hosted a community and family event on July 22 to honor and appreciate the Martinsburg Borough Police Department. The event included tours of a police...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Danette Feathers Named to Dean's List

Danette Feathers, a library assistant student from Everett, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2020 semester at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem. Feathers was one of more than 2,150 high-achieving students who persevered...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Evan Cottle Earns Dean's List Honor at CPC

Evan Cottle, of Hopewell, has been named to the Central Penn College (Summerdale) dean’s list for the spring 2020 term. Cottle is currently majoring in legal studies. To qualify for the designation, an undergraduate student at Central Penn College...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    July 30, 2020 

Lines by Lee

If you have adult children you can probably relate to what I have been experiencing over the past several years. My sons are 17 and 18. They are not children anymore. And though they want to be...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    July 30, 2020 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: II Corinthians 5:11-19 Proverbs 28:13 I John 1:8-10 Psalm 51:1-19 Romans 7:18-25 St. Luke 15:11-24 II Chronicles 7:11-20 From II Chronicles 7:14, the second requisite is for us to...

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Ideas Behind Strength-Based Parenting

Many a parent is familiar with the notion that children do not come with instruction manuals. Since babies are not born with instruction manuals, the best way to raise children is open to...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    July 30, 2020 

Two Cove Police Officers Awarded Medal of Valor

Blair County Law Enforcement officials bestowed the Medal of Valor to two county police officers on Friday, June 24, in front of the courthouse in Hollidaysburg. Honored for their heroism in front of...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 30, 2020 

Cyrus Simmons, 16, Makes Eagle Scout

According to research done in 2015, the average percent of Boy Scouts who actually make Eagle Scout was a surprising 6 percent. Over the last few months, our small town of Williamsburg has garnered...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    News    July 30, 2020 

Pa. Game Commission Updates Chronic Wasting Disease Plan

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) hosted a webinar on Monday, July 27, that presented the updated Chronic Wasting Disease Plan that was presented to the Board of Game Commissioners on Saturday, July 25. Andrea Korman, the game commission’s...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 30, 2020 

Williamsburg Board Sets Reopening Plan

“Our goal is to bring students back to school,” Superintendent Lisa Murgas said during the Williamsburg Community School Board meeting on July 21. Murgas outlined a plan that is available to school district families via the school’s website....

 
 News    July 30, 2020 

PGC Counting on Hunters to Put New CWD Plan in Effect

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has a new plan for battling what many consider the biggest wildlife-management challenge of the 21st century. And it’s counting on hunters to help put it into action. Acting at its quarterly meeting on July 25, the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 30, 2020 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Community Yard Sales Do not forget that the annual Williamsburg Community Yard Sales will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. Gun Raffle Canceled Due to the current pandemic, the Williamsburg and Alexandria Gun Raffle scheduled for...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    July 30, 2020 

Martinsburg's Old Borough Building Receives a Facelift

Attorney Teressa E. George is pleased with the new colors of her office building at 133 E. Allegheny St., in Martinsburg. Haberstroh, Sullivan and George, LLP, moved in to what may always be referred...

 
 By AAA East Central    News    July 30, 2020 

AAA: Gas Average Dips in Pennsylvania

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is a penny cheaper this week at $2.447 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. On the week, only a handful of states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region saw gas...

 
 News    July 30, 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 B...

 
 News    July 30, 2020 

'Building Bridges' Event Planned for Friday, July 31, to Honor First Responders

Blair County Sheriff James Ott announced an event to show support to front-line first responders called “Building Bridges for the Community.” The event will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020. This event is a collective effort...

 
 News    July 30, 2020 

Herald Introduces a New Free Cove Calendar

The Herald is introducing a new community calendar that is free to use. The Herald’s Cove Calendar has been completely revamped and is now easier to use. The entire Cove community is invited to make the calendar a central place to find out...

 
 News    July 30, 2020 

Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania: 1,120 Positivos llevan el total estatal a 109,384

El Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania confirmó hoy a las 12 a.m., el 28 de julio, que hay 1.120 casos positivos adicionales de COVID-19, con lo que el total estatal asciende a 109.384. Los 67 condados de Pensilvania tienen casos de COVID-19. El...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    July 30, 2020 

WW II Veteran Earns 'Quilt of Valor' for Service to His Country

James "Bernie" Beemiller, 95, of Everett, was awarded a Quilt of Valor at a private ceremony at Spring House Estates in Everett on July 15, 2020. Beemiller was nominated for the award by his daughter...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 30, 2020 

Herald Offers Clarification on Spring Cove Fall Re-Opening Plan

A story on Page A-6 of the July 23, 2020, edition of the Herald, may have been misleading regarding the Spring Cove School District’s plans for this fall. According to Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker, a letter was sent to all par...

 
 News    July 30, 2020 

Ag Dept. Warns Consumers to Report Unsolicited Seeds Received by Mail

Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on July 28 warned consumers to properly discard and report unordered and mislabeled seeds shipped from overseas. Consumers nationwide have received seeds in packages labeled as jewelry. These seeds may...

 
 By The Center Square    News    July 30, 2020 

Government Transparency Bill Becomes Law Without Governor's Signature

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf allowed a government transparency bill he once adamantly opposed lapse into law Sunday evening without his signature. The legislation requires state agencies to fulfill Right to Know records requests during disaster declarations....

 
 Life    July 30, 2020 

Fleet Reserve Assoc. Essay Winners

The Fleet Reserve Association recently announced this year's essay winners. This year's theme was "What My Vote Will Mean to Me." Winners were Victoria Waite, 2020 graduate of Central High School;...

 

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