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C-K District Changes to Hybrid Plan for First 9 Weeks

The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board on Wednesday, Aug. 12, approved an implementation of the district’s hybrid learning plan for the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year. This is a change from what the district initially announced, which was a... Full story

 

Bedford Co. Creates Small Business, Tourism, and Nonprofit Support Grant Program

The Bedford County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 8 announced a new grant program, the Bedford CARES Small Business, Tourism, and Nonprofit Support Grant Program, to assist small businesses, local tourism, and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. The...

 

Police Searching for 3 Individuals Near Claysburg

The Pennsylvania State Police are searching for three individuals following a theft and motor-vehicle crash in Greenfield Township on Thursday, Aug. 13. According to Greenfield Township Police, at approximately 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, Chief Ronald... Full story

 

Public Notices

MARTINSBURG BOROUGH COUNCIL VACANCY A vacancy on the Martinsburg Borough Council has occurred due to a resignation for a change in residency. Any person interested in serving on the council and who has lived in the borough for a minimum of one year a... Full story

 

All of Us Need to Help Revitalize Our Democracy

By LEE H. HAMILTON For The Center Square Amid all the troubles occupying our attention, one of the more worrisome is also one of the least visible. It is the loss of public faith in the effectiveness of our representative democracy. Concern over our...

 

Fundraising in Our 'New Normal'

Each year in March, the Roaring Spring Community Library holds A Novel Affair dinner and silent auction. 2020 not only marked the 12th year for this event, but thanks to the generosity of our local businesses and community members, it was set to be...

 

Spring Hope Cemetery Association

Did you know there is a cemetery located beside the campus of the Village at Morrison’s Cove? If you do, you probably live or work nearby it or may have a loved one buried there. If you don’t, you are not alone! The Spring Hope Cemetery is a...

 

Eight Tips To Make Farmers Markets Successful

Are you a part of your local farmers market, as a customer, vendor, manager, cheerleader, or funder? Markets carry great tradition, and whatever your current or future role is, here are some tips and experiences from managers and staff. 1. Markets...

 

Threshing Machines Busy

Herald of Aug. 8, 1895 The rattle of threshing machines could be heard resounding from the sides of barns throughout the Cove. The huckleberry crop was confined to the points on the highlands above the front line of last spring. On the tops of the...

 

Paper Mill on Strike

Herald of Aug. 13, 1970 A strike by the employees of the Combined Paper Mill at Roaring Spring closed the mill at midnight Monday because the company and Local 422 of the United Papermakers and Paper workers union were unable to agree on an...

 

Lightning Strikes Barn

Herald of Aug. 13, 1920 The large bank barn on the farm of John H. Brumbaugh, near Larke, in the Clover Creek section, was struck by lightning Saturday evening and burned to the ground. Horses were rescued by most of the season’s crops and most of...

 

NE Youth Win Supreme Awards

Herald of Aug. 10, 1995 Aaron Gable of New Enterprise was named supreme champion of all breeds with his grand champion four-year-old Guernsey at the Morrisons Cove Dairy Show held July 31 thorough Aug. 4 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Kendy Gable...

 

Mill to Reopen

Herald of Aug. 16, 1945 The news of the Japanese surrender Tuesday evening was gladly received by the people of the Cove. Just after 7 o’clock the Martinsburg fire siren started to scream, quickly followed by the blowing of whistles and ringing of...

 

Library Roof Completed

Herald of Aug. 12, 2010 Jeff Brennecke is the newest member of the Spring Cove School Board. Replacement of the roof at Roaring Spring Community Library has been completed, thanks to a large monetary donation from Faith Assembly of God. The Roaring...

 

DEATH RECORD

CORLE SR. – Kenneth W., 79, Roaring Spring DECKER – Helen L., 101, McKee GREENLEAF – Linda Fae, 71, Friedens, Somerset County HOENSTINE – Nicholas D. “Nick,” 23, Martinsburg OLDHAM – Donald C., 60, Martinsburg SMITH – Blair D.,... Full story

 

KENNETH W. CORLE SR.

Kenneth W. Corle Sr., 79, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 20, 1940, in Queen, a son of the late Charles E. and Pearl Amanda (Benton) Cor...

 

HELEN L. DECKER

Helen L. Decker, 101, of Mckee, passed away on Wednesday evening, Aug. 5, 2020, at the home of her son in Brookes Mills. She was born on Feb. 13, 1919, in McKee, the daughter of the late Samuel and...

 

LINDA FAE 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...

 

NICHOLAS D. 'NICK' HOENSTINE

Nicholas D. "Nick" Hoenstine, 23, of Martinsburg, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. He was born on Dec. 31, 1996, in Altoona, son of David E. and Libby (Biesinger) Hoenstine. Nick and his beloved...

 

DONALD C. OLDHAM

Donald C. Oldham, 60, of Martinsburg, passed away on Sunday morning, Aug. 9, 2020, at home after a battle with cancer. He was born on Jan. 8, 1960, in Altoona, the son of the late Francis L. "Ned"...

 

BLAIR D. SMITH

Blair D. Smith, of Pleasant Gap, formerly of Martinsburg and Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully among family and the loving staff of Centre Crest on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Born April 4, 1926, in...

 

Engineering Design Challenge Open to High School Students

High school students interested in engineering, creative design and/or science are encouraged to participate in the first-ever, Saint Francis University 2020 Engineering Design Challenge. Challengers will work on a solo design solution with the help...

 

Cameryn Feathers To Attend Kutztown University

Cameryn Feathers of Martinsburg will enter Kutztown University in the fall as the newest member of the Golden Bear family. The fall semester will begin on Monday, Aug. 24. Feathers comes to KU from Central High School, Martinsburg. Located on 289...

 

Elk Hunters to Be Named On Livestream Aug. 15

While the 2020 Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo has been canceled due to COVID-19, hunters still can go online Aug. 15 to watch live as the names of those drawing 2020-21 Pennsylvania elk licenses are announced. The Pennsylvania Game...

 

Lines by Lee

I thought I would take a break from my series of columns from the Proverbs to reflect on my recently completed hurricane-shortened, mask-wearing vacation. I can still remember the vacations of my...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Galatians 5:19-26 Galatians 6:2-10 Colossians 3:8-17 I Corinthians 5:1-6 St. Luke 3:7-14 St. Matthew 5:21-26 Exodus 20:12-17 The II Chronicles 7:14 passage lists four things God's...

 

Hershbergers Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage

Mr. and Mrs. George P. Hershberger of Woodbury celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mr. Hershberger of New Enterprise married the former Wilda R. Hoover of Saxton on...

 

Free Clothing Giveaway Set

A free clothing give-away for all ages will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15, at the Woodbury Area Community Center....

 

Woodbury Township (Blair) Accepts Secretary Harclerode's Resignation

After 12-1/2 years, Eleanor Harclerode’s tenure as Woodbury Township secretary/treasurer has come to an end. Harclerode’s resignation letter was accepted during the Aug. 6 township meeting, Williamsburg. In her letter, Harclerode thanked...

 

W-Burg Authority Plans for Well Pump Update; Buys Utility Trailer

Penelec has a power line that is over one of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority’s wells. The authority is planning to pull the well pump out of the well for updating, but the power line is too close to the well to do so safely. Penelec has to...

 

Borough Still Considering Purchase Of Dilapidated Residential Property

For the last several years, the Borough of Williamsburg has been dealing with the property at 424-426 W. First St. Half of the property was considered for repairs, but the damage was too great. The idea was then brought up to tear down the condemned...

 

Western Pa. Gas Prices Rise Slightly; Average Not Swayed by Hurricane

By AAA EAST CENTRAL The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania increased three cents this week to $2.464 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average – $2....

 

Herald Travels to Myrtle Beach

Enjoying the sun, sand and sunshine of Myrtle Beach, S.C., are (from left): Julie, Devin and Natalie Gorsuch (the Herald's Williamsburg correspondent) and, of course, a copy of the...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This Herald correspondent is heading South this week for some much-needed vacation. What’s better in the South, other than some amazing beaches, than some Southern food? Move over, fried chicken and baked macaroni and cheese, we have some new guys...

 
 By Ad Crable    News    August 13, 2020

Report: Nearly A Third Of Pa.'s Waterways 'Quality Impaired'

Nearly one of every three miles of streams and rivers in Pennsylvania has impaired water quality, according to a draft report detailing the state’s latest assessment. The number of impaired stream miles has grown by 5,568 miles since the last asses...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    Life    August 13, 2020

Five Steps for Beginning Farmers

Every year, thousands of aspiring farmers pursue their dreams of running their own agricultural enterprises. Agriculture supports one out of every 10 jobs in Pennsylvania. According to the 2017 Ag Cen...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    August 13, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

When I am fishing, I occasionally encounter unusual things that have nothing to do with my fly-fishing adventures. One of the weirdest outdoor encounters I have had recently was finding a little mole...

 

Fun Times at the Pool

Stephanie Rodgers of Altoona cools off with her 6-month-old daughter, Sinphanie, on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 9, at Hershberger Memorial Pool at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The pool...

 

Backpacks to Be Available For Children

Backpacks for Kids, sponsored by Homewood’s Chapel Fund and the Martinsburg Community Library, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17 and 18, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Backpacks will be filled with school supplies...

 

Library Quilt Headline Incorrect

In the Aug. 6, 2020, edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald, the Herald incorrectly said in a headline on Page B-5 that the Martinsburg Community Library will “auction off” a queen-sized quilt. The quilt will be given away during a drawing on...

 
 By Helena Bassler    News    August 13, 2020

The Herald's 'Return to School' Roundup

Editor's Notes: 1. The Northern Bedford School Board on Tuesday, Aug. 11, pushed back the district's start date for the 2020-21 school year. This decision occurred after the print edition of the Aug....

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12 a.m., Aug. 11, that there are 828 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 120,281. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The number of...

 

Nason Publishes Community Benefit Report on Contributions to Served Counties

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center on Monday, Aug. 10, published its annual community benefit report for the 2019 calendar year. The annual report describes the scope of the hospital’s contributions to Blair and Bedford counties and illustrates the...

 

Farmers' Picnic in Henrietta Was a Big Community Event

Editor’s Note: This is a selection from “Local History” by Milton V. Burgess, a collection of articles originally published in the Morrisons Cove Herald. The annual Farmers’ Picnic held during the latter part of August at Henrietta once was t...

 

A Door Bell Sounding in 1972 Might Be the 'Mad Gift Giver'

From the Herald Archives During the summer of 1972 a ringing doorbell, a package on the doorstep and no one around meant one thing: the Mad Gift Giver was at it again. What many do not know is how the Mad Gift Giver made the drop so quickly, leaving...

 

Mental Wellness Resources Available for 1st Responders

State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego on July 29 announced the launch of several new online resources designed to provide mental wellness resources for fire, rescue and emergency medical services personnel across the commonwealth. Four courses are now...

 

Herald Introduces a New Cove Calendar – Free and Easy to Use

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...

 

The Leap of Faith

Joshua Butler of Altoona encourages his son, Talon, to leap into the water on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 9, at Hershberger Memorial Pool at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. Temperatures on...

 

There's Still Time to Respond to the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census will have a direct impact on small towns and rural areas across the country for the next 10 years. There’s still time to respond. Respond online now at 2020census.gov, by phone at (844) 330-2020, or by mail. Respond for where you...

 

La Actualización Semanal Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

El Departamento de la Salud del Estado de Pensilvania confirmó hoy, hasta las 12 a.m. el martes, 11 de agosto, que hay 828 casos nuevos de COVID-19. El total estatal ahora es 120,281 casos confirmados. Todos los 67 condados de Pensilvania han...

 

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