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NBC Pushes Back Start Date For 2020-21 Year

The Northern Bedford School Board on Tuesday, Aug. 11, pushed back the district’s start date for the 2020-21 school year. District Superintendent Todd Beatty said the board approved a start date of Monday, Sept. 14, due to construction woes. The... Full story

 

Homeroom Listings in Aug. 13 Edition

The Morrisons Cove Herald will publish homeroom assignments for students in the four districts covered by the Herald in the Aug. 13, 2020, edition. The homeroom listings will feature the... Full story

 

Storytime: The Next Generation

On her days off from work as a nurse, my mother would always take me somewhere fun. On nice days, we would go to Raystown swimming or we would go to the local park to swing on the swings and walk on the little walking trails. When the weather was inc...

 

Do As I Say, Not...

"Resolving an argument on Twitter and leaving everybody satisfied will happen as soon as Sisyphus gets to the top of the hill." ~Dave Weigel Washington Post columnist It's hard to admit it, but I'm no...

 
 By DAN MARKEL    Opinion    August 6, 2020

Calling the Country Back to God

Religion alone is neither a solution to a socioeconomic problem nor a proper answer to persistent injustice. Religion can just as readily be a diversion from reality. Questions: “What God are you talking about?” and “Which is the right...

 

Mail Carrier Sent to Prison

Herald of Aug. 1, 1895 Benjamin F. Crider, Hopewell mail carrier, was sentenced to the Huntingdon Reformatory for stealing letters. Prof. John Lykens, moral instructor in the Huntingdon Industrial Reformatory, was visiting his brother I.H. Lykens....

 

Dairy Show Opens

Herald of August 6, 1970 The 20th annual Morrisons Cove Dairy Show opened Tuesday at Memorial Park with the FFA dairy competition. The 4-H dairy judging was held Wednesday. Martinsburg will continue to have an unmarked police car according to a vote...

 

Schools to Observe the Flag

Herald of August 6, 1920 The people of Martinsburg were shocked when word reached the community on Aug. 6, that Stiles Irvin Miller, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Miller of 3rd Ave., Altoona, had died at Nason hospital at 9:30 o’clock...

 

Garber Awarded 'Treasure' Title

Herald of Aug. 3, 1995 Roaring Spring’s third annual “Living Treasure” award was presented Friday evening, July 28, to Eugene L. Garber, 81, in recognition of 60 years of volunteer work for various organizations and individuals around Roaring...

 

Tomato Harvest Begins

Herald of August 9, 1945 The tomato harvest in the Cove will start with Thursday and Friday being the days tentatively set. The Wagner building on N. Market is in the hands of painters this week. The color is cream with the window sash trimmed in bla...

 

M-burg Borough Seeks Bids

Herald of August 8, 2010 Martinsburg Borough Council will seek bids to pave the parking area and alley behind the new borough building. Blair and Bedford County 4-H and FFA youth led their prize cattle into the junior dairy show ring Tuesday at...

 

A Victory for Government Transparency in Pennsylvania

One of the biggest frustrations we have faced during this pandemic is a lack of effective communication from the Wolf administration. The orders issued by the governor and the secretary of health have been life-changing for families, employees and...

 

W-burg Man Charged With Aggravated Assault

Daniel Leroy-Herbert Blazer, 51, of Williamsburg, is awaiting a preliminary hearing on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated assault. Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, were dispatched to Wertz Road, Woodbury Township, Blair County, at...

 
 By DAN MILLER    Opinion    August 6, 2020

The Hershey Co., Coca-Cola, Ford, And Others Leave Facebook Over Hate Speech

A campaign that only started June 17 has already led to more than 1,000 businesses nationwide pledging to suspend all paid advertising on Facebook through at least July, according to the latest estimates from “Stop Hate for Profit,” a coalition...

 

Sen. Ward's Bill Becomes Law

A bill signed into law today will strengthen penalties for assaults against healthcare practitioners and technicians, according to the measure’s author, state Sen. Judy Ward (R-30). Existing state law provides stiffer penalties for assaults...

 

Public Notices

Ordinance No. 2020-624 – An Ordinance of the Borough of Martinsburg, Blair County, PA Electing to Amend its Police Pension Plan Administered by the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System Pursuant to Article IV of the Pennsylvania Municipal... Full story

 

Preparing for the Dairy Show

An abbreviated Blair/Bedford Youth and Open Dairy Show was held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 3 and 4, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The Blair and Bedford Youth Showmanship Contest...

 

Pa. COVID-19 Update: Statewide Total at 114,155

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Monday, Aug. 3, confirmed that there were 565 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 114,155. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Allegheny County was...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    August 6, 2020

Korb Freeman An 'Employer's Dream'

By KAREN BASSLER Staff Writer Korb Freeman loves his job. He works for Shirley's Cookies in Claysburg and can work almost any job on the line. And there isn't a job he doesn't like. "There is no...

 

DEATH RECORD

AKE – James Alvin, 83, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg GORMAN – Rose H., 91, Duncansville GREENLEAF – Linda F., 71, Friedens, Somerset County LAUGHLIN – Martha “Jean,” 84, Hollidaysburg, formerly of New... Full story

 

JAMES ALVIN AKE

James Alvin Ake, age 83, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, after a valiant struggle with ALS. He was born on April 7,...

 

ROSE H. GORMAN

Rose H. Gorman, 91, of Duncansville, passed away on Monday July 20, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. She was born on April 2, 1929, in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late George and Violet (Baughman) Eger. She...

 

LINDA F. GREENLEAF

Linda Fae Greenleaf, 71 of Friedens, Somerset County, went home to meet her Lord and Savior on Friday morning, July 31, 2020, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Irvin K. and Mar...

 

MARTHA 'JEAN' LAUGHLIN

Martha "Jean" Laughlin, 84, of Hollidaysburg, formerly of New Enterprise, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at her home. She was born on Sept. 10, 1935, in New Enterprise, daughter of the late...

 

LINDA L. OLDHAM

Linda L. Oldham, 79, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. She was born on May 16, 1941, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Paul and Naomi (Smith) Slagenweit. On June 27, 1959, she was united in...

 

PERDETHA L. SHEHAN

Perdetha L. Shehan, 95, of Martinsburg, formerly of Frosty Hollow, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born on Oct. 22, 1924, in East Freedom, daughter of...

 

Contact Tracing Volunteers Sought in Blair County

The Blair County Emergency Management Agency is seeking volunteers to serve as members of the Blair County COVID-19 Contact Tracing Team. Contact tracing, a core disease control measure, is a key strategy for preventing further spread of COVID-19....

 

Patriots to Meet Aug. 8 at Bedford

The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 4308 Business 220, Bedford. CDC guidelines will be adhered to. The Frontier...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group Will Not Meet

The Thursday, Aug. 13, meeting of the Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group has been cancelled. Visit palyme.org to learn how to prevent tick bites and tick-borne diseases. Find “Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group” and “PA Lyme Resource...

 

Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania: 565 Positivos llevan el total estatal a 114,155

El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania confirmó el lunes, 3 de agosto, que hay 565 casos adicionales de COVID-19, y ahora el total estatal es 114,155. Todos los 67 condados de Pensilvania han reportado casos de COVID-19. El condado de Allegheny...

 

Support for First Responders

More than 100 people participated in "Bridges for the Community" on Friday, July 31, walking from Prime Sirloin at the Meadows intersection to Legion Park on North Juniata Street in Hollidaysburg to...

 

Hopewell Man Admits to Burglary at Cove Creamery

While being interviewed in connection with a separate incident, Dwight Jesse Imler, 26, of Hopewell, admitted to a previous burglary. On July 2, 2018, Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, were...

 

Financial Assistance Available for Renters Impacted By COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) is coordinating the CARES Act Rental Relief Program statewide with local organizations to assist renters who were financially impacted by the economic slowdown related to the coronavirus pandemic. Those...

 

Full of Concrete

Workers for Elmora-based Bassett Masonry Inc. pour concrete into metal forms of a new home under construction in the Edgewood Development along Basswood Drive just outside of Martinsburg. Workers...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear July, Thank you for the gifts of beauty in summer. There is no secret that your days were simply summer. Your 31 days went over 80 degrees and over half of them went over 90 degrees. Your hot...

 

Fun at the Dairy Show

An abbreviated Blair/Bedford Youth and Open Dairy Show was held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 3 and 4, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The Blair and Bedford Youth Showmanship Contest...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel High Student Participates In National STEM Program

Conor Mauro, son of Rose and Guy Mauro of East Freedom, was one of 39 high school students taking part in the 31st annual High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute, which, for the first time, was conducted in a virtual format. The high...

 

Challenge Program Helps 3,900 Students

During the 2019-20 school year, through a partnership with The Challenge Program Inc. (TCP), nine businesses contributed a combined total of $45,000 to bring a motivational and workforce centered program to students in Blair County. TCP introduces...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    August 6, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

What I am about to tell you is true and factual. It's also an amazing example of the greatness and deliberateness of God. Before we start, we need to know some history. I'll do my best to make the...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Psalm 34:15-18 Psalm 139:15-18 Isaiah 55:6-9 Isaiah 65:24 & Daniel 9:20-23 St. Luke 19:41-44 St. Luke 18:15-17 St. John 14:1-11 In my last "Thought" I lumped together prayer...

 

Benefits of Learning a New Language

Students face many challenges during their academic careers. Overcoming those challenges not only sets a strong foundation for success in the classroom, but also outside of the classroom. Foreign language courses pose a significant challenge to many...

 

Mr., Mrs. Sherman Croft to Celebrate 70 Years Aug. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Croft of Martinsburg will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. The Crofts were married on Aug. 11, 1950, at Trinity United Methodist Church in...

 

RS Church to Resume Free Meals Aug. 8

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will resume its monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-thru take-out only service on Saturday, Aug. 8. Attendees can drive or walk up to the doors of the fellowship hall located at the end of the...

 

Williamsburg's Eagle Scouts

The three young men who became Eagle Scouts in Williamsburg between 2019 and 2020 were recognized in a ceremony on Saturday evening, Aug. 1, at the Williamsburg VFW. Eagle Scouts recognized at the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 6, 2020

Time for a Pharmacy

Since September, Williamsburg has been without a pharmacy – but soon, that will be no longer the case. Enter Tyler and Courtney Ruby. The couple recently rented the space that used to house Dick’s Pharmacy and started a new business venture, Will...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    August 6, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

What’s better than relaxing in your backyard, or me next week on the beach with a nice, cold drink in your hand? Most of the time, we never get recipes for drinks – and here I am to give you three recipes for tasty summer drinks that will make...

 

AAA: Gas Prices Dip in Pennsylvania; National Average Unaffected by Storm

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is a penny cheaper this week at $2.433 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average – $2.433 Average price...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    August 6, 2020

Ask the Williamsburgers

Many, many years ago and even today, Saturday mornings were and are filled with memories of cartoons. Kids couldn’t wait to enjoy their cereal right next to the TV watching their favorite cartoon characters. I decided that this week’s question...

 

Companies Receive Grants to Help Fight Wildfires

In recognition of the service and sacrifice of volunteer firefighters throughout Pennsylvania, the Wolf Administration on July 21 announced $591,975 in new funding to help rural communities guard against the threat of wildfires in the state’s...

 

Department of Health: Take Precations to Protect Yourself in Extreme Summer Weather

The Department of Health has urged all Pennsylvanians to wear sunscreen and take additional steps to protect yourself and others from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation and potentially deadly heat-rel...

 

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