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Spring Cove School Board Revised 2019/20 MEeting Schedule Sept. 2019-June 2020 Committee Meeting Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 9, April 14 (Tuesday), May 11, June 15. Regular Meeting Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 12 (Tuesday. Combined...

 

LINDA K. MAPES

Linda K. Mapes, 50, of Roaring Spring, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at the Presbyterian Village, Hollidaysburg, following an extended illness. At the request of the deceased there was no viewing or funeral. A celebration of life gathering...

 

JANET A. THOMPSON

Janet A. Thompson, 84, of rural Roaring Spring, passed away on Thursday morning, Aug. 22, 2019, at Great River Hospice House in Burlington, Iowa, losing her battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. A...

 

BRANDON BRIAN WALTER

Brandon Brian Walter, 33, of New Enterprise, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at his home. A funeral was held Friday, Aug. 23, at the New Enterprise Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Marlys...

 

Pizza Dip Recipe Features Dairy Products

As a person who is exposed to many difficult questions regarding dairy, I have found the most common question people have is in regards to the contents of milk. It is my job as the Bedford County...

 

Area Lyme Disease Support Group To Meet Sept. 12 at St. Rose of Lima

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month. All are welcome. The support group is the...

 

Central High School Class of 1974

The Class of 1974 at Central High School, Martinsburg, held its 45th reunion Aug. 17 at the U.S. Hotel in Hollidaysburg. Those attending were (from left): Front row: Gale Corle, Sharon Closson, Linda...

 

Dragons Begin Year with Win v. NBC

It was a great season opener for the Central Scarlet Dragon football team last Friday, Aug. 23, as it hosted neighboring Northern Bedford at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. Central jumped out to a...

 

Turnovers Costly in Blue Pirates' Defeat

Turnovers played a key role in Williamsburg’s season opener in high school football Aug. 23. Playing their first game under new head coach Ryan Hileman, Blue Pirates turned the ball over five times while dropping a 26-14 decision to visiting...

 

C-K Shows Character In Loss to Tussey Mt.

The high school football season opener against Tussey Mountain Aug. 23 did not go as planned for Claysburg-Kimmel, but the Bulldog coaching staff discussed character following their 48-6 defeat. “Reflecting on last week’s game, we really learned...

 

Some Offer Support for Gov. Wolf

On Aug. 16, PA. Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order “mobilizing state government to tackle the root causes of gun violence,” which the administration states claimed the lives of more than 1,600 Pennsylvanians in 2017. The executive order...

 

The Eldon Inn: A Glorious, Grand Hotel

During the early 20th century, as Roaring Spring grew and its industries flourished, four businessmen saw the need for a modern hotel in town. D.M. Bare, A.L. Garver, William Eldon and Edwin Bobb developed plans for a first-class hotel where traveler...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Improvements to the Captain Phillips Rangers Memorial located in Liberty Township, Bedford County, were recently completed. This effort was spearheaded by Sons of the American...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 23, 1894 A thief entered the barn of James Morgan, located 2-1/2 miles east of Martinsburg, and stole a valuable horse, harness and road cart. The property was recovered shortly after the theft, but the identity of the thief was not di...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Aug.29,1919 As this issue of the Herald goes to the mail the Farmers Victory Picnic and Celebration is an event of the past. The day set apart for the occasion, August 28, is here and now almost gone, and yet it will be passed only in so...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Early mornings during the spring are noisy. Both resident and migratory songbirds are singing to claim territories and to attract mates. This is not always melodious singing: There is much dissonance...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 31,1944 Pfc.Charles Wesley Dick. aged 24, a former Martinsburg young man who was serving with the infantry in France, has been wounded twice within a few weeks. His aunts, Mrs. Chalmer J. Shoeman of Julian street, and Mrs. David K. Sno...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 28,1969 It’s a new ball game, with active Republican leadership in Washington and with Republicans in state and local government providing responsible service to the people. That is the way Robert (Bob) Friend, Allegheny County...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 25, 1994 S. Kenneth and Norma Long will close up shop for the last time when they auction off their goods Aug. 26 and 27 from the former post office and general store at the corner of Main Street and Wildcat Boulevard in Bakers...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 27, 2009 The Spring Cove School District dedicated its new $14.8 million elementary school on Sunday, Aug. 30, with a simple but “sincere” ceremony. When the official ribbon cutting got slightly out of sync, Master of Ceremonies...

 

Hurricanes Win Cove Tournament

The Hurricanes beat Winning Edge, Blaze and Cove Fire teams to take first place in the Cove Classic Softball Tournament held Aug. 17-18 at the Spring Cove softball fields, Roaring Spring. Team...

 

'Joey Jr.,' The Herald Goat

Gage Carpenter, 11, of Dn'D Family Farms, Roaring Spring, stands with "Joey Jr.," one of his entries in the 2019 Williamsburg Community Farm Show Youth Livestock Auction held on Friday, Aug. 23. The...

 

Managed Dove Fields Ready for Opener

When mourning dove season opens Sept. 2, hunters can experience some fast-unfolding action at managed dove fields across the state. Last year, the Pennsylvania Game Commission changed regulations to allow manipulating crops to attract doves to...

 

Police Seek Horse Donations

The Pennsylvania State Police is asking the community for donations of horses to support its mounted patrol unit. The department maintains a stable at the State Police Academy in Hershey and relies on donations to fill a complement of 28 horses. The...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"The lazy, languid August days Foretell the misty autumn haze Which soon the summer sky will glaze. The locusts call both day and night; The ants are storing all in sight As birds prepare for southwar...

 

Four Generations

Mary Lou Clark of Homewood at Martinsburg met her newest great-grandchild on her 90th birthday July 7, 2019. With Mary Lou is her son, Brian Clark of Martinsburg, granddaughter Katie Chadwick of...

 

Homewood Names Laundry Director

Homewood at Martinsburg has announce Gavin Wasylak as the new director of Housekeeping and Laundry. Wasylak graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in industrial labor...

 

DEATH RECORD

MAPES, Linda K., 50, Roaring Spring THOMPSON, Janet A., 84, Roaring Spring WALTER, Brandon Brian, 33, New Enterprise...

 

Lines By Lee

It is hard to believe but just about every student is back to school. How many times have you recently heard people comment on how quickly summer flew by? Folks asked my sons if they were ready to go back to school. I reminded my eldest that it was...

 

Thought for the Week

We are excited by the fact the Word of the Lord was being accepted more and more. This was in part because the people were sharing their faith and the things God was doing for them, and in part...

 

Nason Donates to 2 Companies

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is celebrating the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with donations to Friendship Fire Company and Through Inc. These...

 

Winners Announced at Junior Livestock Show, Sale

The Blair County Junior Livestock Show and Sale (4-H/FFA) was held Aug. 12 and 13 at Morrison Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg. Forrest Ohler of Rockwood judged the dairy beef, goat, lamb, swine and...

 

Claysburg Farm Show Sept. 3-7

The 89th annual Claysburg Area Farm Show will be held at the Queen Grade School Building Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Saturday, Sept. 7. Exhibits may be entered from 2 until 9 p.m. Sept. 3 at the school. There are no entry fees. The rules concerning...

 

M-burg Library Seeks Humanitarian Nominees

Nominations are being accepted through Sept. 15 for the annual Martinsburg Community Library Novel Service Award. The selection committee is searching for nominees who have devoted their time and efforts to worthy causes in the Cove area. Nominees...

 

Schools are Back in Session

Students in the four school districts in the Morrisons Cove area have returned to the classroom. Northern Bedford had its first day Aug. 21, followed by Claysburg-Kimmel the next day. Students in...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 29, 2019

Coroner, State Police at Odds Over Garner Death

The Blair County coroner and the Pennsylvania State Police are at odds over the recent ruling that a man found dead in the parking lot of the former Bickel’s Surplus building in Roaring Spring committed suicide. The body of John R. Garner, 64, of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 29, 2019

Williamsburg Man Jailed for Drug Materials, Stealing Vehicle

A Williamsburg man was jailed after police said he stole a vehicle and drove it to Altoona following a domestic dispute. According to the charges, State Police, Hollidaysburg, were dispatched to a home along East Second Street on Aug. 15 for a...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    August 29, 2019

Claysburg-Kimmel, Williamsburg Each Seeking First Win

Week 2 of the high school football season features an Inter-County Conference matchup between two Cove-area schools each looking for their first win. Williamsburg will play host to Claysburg-Kimmel at...

 

Early Deadlines For Next Issue

The Morrisons Cove Herald is announcing early deadlines for the Thursday, Sept. 5, issue. The deadline for all advertising and news items will be 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. The Herald office will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day....

 

The Cove Region's Role in Early Railroading at Home and Abroad

The Morrisons Cove region played a small but significant role in the early history of American railroads – with effects that reached to Europe. The story begins not in Pennsylvania, but in...

 

Letter to the Editor

OPINION To the Editor: Your editorial on Robert Mueller (Herald of Aug. 8, 2019, Page A-4) reminds me of when my son turned 16 and got his driver’s license. He was supposed to be home by midnight. The next morning (Sunday), he came home about...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 29, 2019

Martinsburg Woman Facing Charges After Police Altercation

A Martinsburg woman is facing charges after an altercation with police outside an Altoona Hotel. According to charges, police were called to the Altoona Grand Hotel on the evening of Aug. 18 for a report of an intoxicated female attempting to leave...

 

Local Student, Teacher Explore New Cultures with 'People to People'

When Dwight D. Eisenhower became President of the United States in 1953, America was less than a decade removed from the end of World War II. In the aftermath of the war, the United States became a...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    August 29, 2019

Woodbury Council Not in Favor of Move Of District Magistrate

Woodbury Borough Council met in regular session Aug. 5, at the Woodbury Area Community Center. The council received a letter from the district magistrate’s office of Brian Baker, 57-3-03, asking if it would be in favor of moving the current...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel School Board Applies to Change Snow Days to Home Days

Traditional snow days may be a thing of the past in the Claysburg-Kimmel School District. In July, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law a measure that allows Pennsylvania schools to declare a “flexible instruction day’ (FID) if they have to be closed...

 

Blair Co. Retirement Fund Shows 'Strong' Investment Returns

The Blair County Retirement Board consisting of Commissioners Bruce Erb, Ted Beam, and Terry Tomassetti, along with Controller A.C. Stickel and Treasurer Jim Carothers, recently met with Pat Wing of Marquette Associates, Inc., to review the Blair...

 

2019 Williamsburg Farm Show Week Photos

PHOTOS AT LEFT – QUEEN: Haylee Riley, 17, James Creek, was crowned as the 2019-20 Williamsburg Community Farm Show Queen. Riley is the daughter of Harry and DeeDee Riley. She has been showing for...

 

Williamsburg's New Varsity Football Coach 'Comes Home'

Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. – Vince Lombardi, Second-winningest NFL coach Thirty-four Williamsburg...

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

It’s the start of school and therefore, the start of the football season – high school, college and professional. Football can bring us so many emotions – the high exhilaration of victory and the letdown of defeat. In many ways, food can bring...

 

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