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State Drought Watch Includes Blair County

After a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) onAug. 21 declared a drought watch for 16 counties: Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Fayette, Huntingdon,...

 

PIAA Board Approves Fall Sports Season

The PIAA Board of Directors voted Friday, Aug. 21, to permit fall sports to begin Monday, Aug. 24, based on local school decisions. The board agreed the decision to compete in athletics should be made locally allowing for each school entity to... Full story

 

Public Notices

Administrator Notice Estate of Cynthia Jean Pletcher, A/K/A Cynthia J. Pletcher, late of Martinsburg Borough, Blair County. Letters of Administration on said estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are requested... Full story

 

Waking People Up

Liberalism [Marxism] always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent. – Jim Quinn, Quinn's First Law When all of the mayhem started a few months ago, I predicted to family and friends that...

 

Adopt at the Roaring Spring Library

There are many ways you can support the Roaring Spring Community Library. Adoption is a unique way to contribute to the library and make an impact on the community. ADOPT an Author The Adopt an Author program allows you to not only be first in line...

 
 By Jim Foreman    Opinion    August 20, 2020

A Clarification on Republican Ballot Mailer

As some of you may already know, there was a mailer received by many registered Republicans in Pennsylvania over the past few days. The mailer made reference to your option of requesting a mail-in ballot for November. Many of you are also aware of Pr...

 

Man Kills 7-Foot Snake

Herald of Aug. 15, 1895 Anthony Garver killed a black snake on the mountain above Martinsburg. It measured seven feet three inches. Seven Martinsburg men rode their bicycles to Bedford Springs on Saturday. They went on to Everett on Sunday and had...

 

Nason Room Rate Increase

Herald of Aug. 20, 1970 Preliminary arrangements for the Morrisons Cove Community Fair were made at a meeting of the directors of the Fair Association last week.The fair is to be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. Room rates at the Nason Hospital wet up $...

 

Picnic Enjoyed in M-burg

Herald of Aug. 20, 1920 The Old Folks Home at Martinsburg was the scene of the annual social gathering on Saturday, with church workers and friends from far and near attending. A basket picnic was enjoyed at noon. At the business meeting a number of...

 

Plane Down Near W-burg

Herald of Aug. 17, 2020 A small plane was missing and feared crashed in the Williamsburg area. According to North Woodbury Township Police Chief Terry Dellinger, the plane disappeared from the Blair County Airport’s radar screen at 1:48 a.m....

 

Six Sons Return Home

Herald of Aug. 23, 1945 No couple in the Cove had more cause for rejoicing when the end of war came than Mr. and Mrs. Elmer C. Baker of Loysburg. They had six good reasons to be glad. These reasons are: Pvt. Elvin R. Baker, 32; Staff Sgt. Marion...

 

Eicher Crowned Little Miss

Herald of Aug. 19, 2010 Approximately 65 persons attended a banquet Sunday, Aug. 8, in celebration of D. Merl Tipton Post 43, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Martinsburg, which was marking its 75th anniversary. After a lengthy discussion Tuesday on cost...

 

DEATH RECORD

BUSH – John N., 81, Roaring Spring CLARK – Sarah L. “Sally,” 88, West Palm Beach Fla., formerly of Martinsburg and Everett GREINER JR. – Norman Frank, 74, Hollidaysburg NOFFSKER – Edward B. “Skip,” 92, Hollidaysbur... Full story

 

JOHN N. BUSH

John Nelson Bush, 81, of Roaring Spring, formerly of rural Martinsburg, went home to be with his Lord Monday morning, Aug. 17, 2020, at The Village of Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. He was born Aug. 9,...

 

SARAH L. CLARK

Sarah L. "Sally" Clark, 88, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Martinsburg and Everett, passed away Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at home. Her passing was nine years to the day of her beloved husband's...

 

NORMAN FRANK GREINER JR.

Norman Frank Greiner Jr., 74, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at home. He was born Nov. 27, 1945, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Norman Frank Greiner Sr. and Katherine (Martin) Greiner. He is survived by three nephews:...

 

EDWARD B. 'SKIP' NOFFSKER

Edward B. “Skip” Noffsker, 92, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 16, 2020. He was born July 22, 1928, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Edward Noffsker Sr. and Leota (Burkett) Noffsker. Seventy-three years ago on May 7,...

 

Alfalfa Crop Preparation

Paul Fox prepares his fields to put in his alfalfa crop on his farm along State Route 36 south of Closson Road in Taylor Township on Friday, Aug. 14. Farmers will have nice weather in the coming week...

 

Hazardous Waste Collection On Aug. 21-22 at PNG Field

The Intermunicipal Relations Committee will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona. Pre-registration is required....

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    August 20, 2020

G-field Extends Keystone Opportunity Zone

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on Aug. 4. The board approved a resolution to extend the Keystone Opportunity Zone for 33.6 acres of undeveloped property in the Walter Business Park until 2027....

 
 By JANE KNISELY    News    August 20, 2020

Learning @ the Claysburg Library Will Be Held Through Take-Home Pages

The Claysburg Area Public Library completed a successful Summer Quest Program. Bags of instructions and craft materials were picked up by the children to do at home. Facebook videos introduced the theme each week. The Claysburg Area Public Library...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Like a hot knife through butter, summer days are melting away. Cricket songs lull us to sleep at night and cicada songs remind us to organize our books and get ready to count our 180 academic days....

 

Youth Showcase Goats at Show

Keller Metzker, 17 of Martinsburg, Alexi McMonagle, 19, of Williamsburg, Thad Brumbaugh, 12, of Curryville, and Alicia Musselman, 12, of Claysburg, compete in the goat-type class 6 competition Monday...

 

Dana Heltzel Crowned Blair Dairy Princess

Dana Heltzel was recently crowned the 2020-21 Blair County Dairy Princess by the outgoing Dairy Princess and State Alternate Dairy Princess, Vannika Rice. Heltzel is the 17-year-old daughter of Jennif...

 

Cove Book Club to Resume Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13

The Cove Book Club will resume meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Martinsburg Community Library. The book selection is “Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe,” by Heather Webber. Pick up the book from the library or download it, read it and t...

 

Kyle Nale Earns Master's Degree At Edinboro U.

Edinboro University celebrated the academic success of 626 students in the Class of 2020, following a semester of transition from in-person to online modalities due to COVID-19. Although the Commencement ceremonies were postponed because of the...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    August 20, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Exodus 20:1-11 II Chronicles7:11-16 Judges 6:25-32 I Kings 18:22-29 I Kings 18:30-39 Isaiah 44:6-8 & 21-23 I Corinthians 10:1-14 We are looking at Number 4, "Turn from their...

 

Smith Transport Driver Named 'Highway Angel' for Saving Life

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Kirk Shepherd, a driver with Smith Transport in Roaring Spring, a Highway Angel for rescuing a man after his vehicle crashed into a highway median and...

 

Imlers to Host Cookout Aug. 21 At RS Barn Room

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring will host a cookout and a time of Christian fellowship with Tom Smith of Everett for the Christian Singles group at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. The evening will include hot dogs, desserts, and attendees may...

 

Schools Receive State Grants to Meet COVID-19 Challenges

Several local schools and career and technical centers were awarded state grants this week to help meet the health, safety and educational needs of students as they reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to State Sen. Judy Ward (R-30). Ten...

 

Revised Northern Bedford County School District 2020-21 Calendar

NORTHERN BEDFORD School Calendar Wed., Thur., Fri. Sept. 9-11 In-Service Days for Teachers Mon. Sept. 14 First Day for Students Tue., Nov. 24 Two-Hour Early Dismissal (PM-Parent/Teacher Conferences) Wed., Nov. 25 No School (AM-Parent/Teacher...

 

'K' Homeroom Listing Missed

Mrs. Glenda Everetts’ homeroom listing at Spring Cove Elementary School was missing in the Aug. 13, 2020, print edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald. Below is Mrs. Everetts’ kindergarten class at Spring Cove Elementary School: Mrs. Glenda...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed as of 12 a.m., Aug. 19, that there are 570 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 126,149 All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The number of tests...

 

State Transportation Commission Adopts Updated 12-Year Transportation Program

The State Transportation Commission (STC) on Aug. 13 officially updated the 12-Year Program. The new plan anticipates $64.8 billion being available over the next 12 years for improvements to roads, bridges, transit systems, airports and railroads....

 
 By Brian Hess    News    August 20, 2020

Cove Schools Making Last-Minute Changes

Claysburg-Kimmel and Williamsburg school Districts recently announced changes in school attendance. Both districts are using “hybrid” methods by which students attend partly in person and partly remotely. Both districts have put students in...

 

Northern Bedford Schools Pushes Start Date to Sept. 14

The Northern Bedford School Board met to discuss monthly business issues on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. The meeting was held in the school's auditorium and participants were able to choose attending eithe...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 20, 2020

Spring Cove Making Changes but Holding to Plans

The Monday, Aug. 10, Spring Cove School District School Board combined Committee of the Whole and Regular School Board meeting was heavily focused on getting the 2020-21 school year ready to start and adapt to changes which may have to be made as a...

 

Herald Sets Early Deadlines for Sept. 10 (Labor Day) Issue

The Herald is alerting its readers and advertisers about the early deadlines that have been set for the Thursday, Sept. 10, edition. This is the edition for the week of Labor Day, which falls on...

 

Man in Prison After Threats And Assault on Girlfriend

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg at 2:52 a.m. on Aug. 15, a 911 hang-up call dispatched police to Johnstown Rd., Freedom Township and found no one at the scene. Police contacted the caller at approximately 5:35 a.m. who indicated...

 

Showmanship Competitor

Madison Ross, 11, of Williamsburg, prepares for a showmanship competition during the Blair County Junior Livestock Show on Monday, Aug. 17, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The youth...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 20, 2020

Spring Cove Continues to Adjust to Meet COVID-19 Restrictions

The regular meeting of the Spring Cove School District School Board on Aug. 17, began with Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker reemphasizing that the district is moving forward with their plans to fully reopen for the school year,with in-person...

 

Woodbury Man Facing Felony Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

A Woodbury man is being charged with a drug-related felony after a traffic stop. On Aug. 16 at 5:14 p.m., Assistant Chief Nathan W. Claycomb of the Freedom Township Police Dept. was conducting a stationary traffic enforcement on Cream Hollow Rd. near...

 

Police Arrest Two Following Theft, Crash in Greenfield Twp. Aug. 13

Two individuals have been arrested in connection with 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 Sharkey of the...

 

El Departamento de la Salud publica actualización sobre COVID-19

El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania confirmó que hasta las 12:00 a.m., el lunes, 18 de agosto, hay 735 adicionales casos positivos de COVID-19 en el estado. Los casos nuevos aumentan el total estatal a 125,579. Todos los 67 condados de...

 

Williamsburg Library, Like Others, Gets Creative to Survive

For many businesses, COVID-19 and the related restrictions have hit hard. It's no different for the Williamsburg Public Library. "We are doing what we can," Head Librarian Roane Lytle said. "Inside th...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

We are back from the beach and had a wonderful time of sun, surf and laughter! One of the places we went to while at Myrtle Beach was a seafood buffet. If you know me, you know that me and seafood are not the best of friends, but my sister loves it....

 

DEP Assesses $355,000 Penalty to Sunoco for 2018, 2019 Mariner East 2 Violations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has assessed a $355,636 penalty from Sunoco Pipeline LP (Sunoco) for violations related to the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline in eight Pennsylvania counties. One of the areas...

 

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