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DEATH NOTICE

Kathryn D. Becker, 85, of Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord, Monday evening, Sept. 9, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc.,...

 

Po's Peek at the Past

Like it or not, we've all been guilty of miscommunication blunders at one time or another during our lifetimes. The following scenarios involving verbal miscues and acts of misunderstanding did...

 

JOHN B. BURKET

John B. Burket, 78, of Everett, formerly of Altoona and Finley, Ohio, died Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 2019, at Rebecca's Personal Care Home, Everett. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home...

 

RICHARD ALLEN GEIST

Richard Allen "Rick" Geist went to God on Aug. 29, 2019. He was born Nov. 21, 1944, the son of James D. and Catharine (Wiggins) Geist. Rick married Jean Elizabeth Dillen on Aug. 28, 1971, in...

 

RUTH D. LONG

Ruth D. Long, 102, formerly of Sinking Valley, was called home to be with the Lord early Monday morning, Sept. 9, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. There will be no viewing and a private interment will be held at Holsinger Cemetery, Bakers Summit. A...

 

NANCY J. MYERS

Nancy J. Myers, 82, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 6, at the Bice Memorial Chapel – Homewood...

 

THOMAS ROSS 'PAP' TRIMER

Thomas Ross “Pap” Trimer, 85, of Alexandria, passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 5, 2019, at home. A funeral was held Sept. 6 at Hope United Methodist Church, Alexandria. Sheryl Hart and Pastor Mark Mohnkern officiated. Internment was in...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    September 12, 2019

Cove Theater to Stage Dinner Theater

The Cove Community Theater will stage "The Ark and Arkeology" as part of a dinner theater at 4 p.m. Sept. 14-15 and Sept. 21-22 at the former United Methodist Church in Loysburg. Tickets may be...

 

'Down on the Farm' Event Oct. 10 at Tyrone Farm

“Down on the Farm,” one of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s largest family-type events will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at 4 Seasons Farm in Tyrone. “Down on the Farm” has been a heavily-attended event for many...

 

Late TD Lifts Clearfield Past Dragons

The 2-0 Central Scarlet Dragons hosted 2-0 Clearfield in an early-season Mountain League showdown Friday, Sept. 6, at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. In an entertaining game that wasn't decided...

 

Getting Involved Builds Community

Ever feel like you would like to help your neighbor or community but just don’t know where to start? The library may just be the answer. The library makes it easy for you to meet people, learn, relax and give back. With doors open to the entire com...

 

Energy Funds Available for Farmers

In July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced more than $400 million available for farmers and rural business owners under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP, a farm bill program, provides financing for energy...

 

NB Defense Stellar in 47-6 Rout at Mo Valley

Northern Bedford’s defense paved the way for a 47-6 rout over the Moshannon Valley Black Knights on the road last Friday night, Sept. 6. NB held Mo Valley standout running back Joe Bacher to just 25 yards and did not give up as much as a first...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Leading up to the football season a lot of attention was given as to how the Central football team was going to deal with two talented young men who could have been challenging one another for the “stasting role.” With a stroke of...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Late one evening I was slouched on the lazy-boy in my fly-tying room, reading one of the novels I have spent much of my time with since retiring. After all, television programming is so putrid that...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 6, 1894 David L. Keagy was elected chief burgess of Martinsburg at a regular meeting of council to serve until the first Monday of March. The appointment was necessary after A.L. Mentzer, the previous burgess, moved outside the...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept, 12, 1919 A committee appointed on a resolution of thanks for Victory Picnic submits the following: Several weeks prior to August 28, 2019, it was decided to hold a gathering or picnic, the proceeds of which was to be devoted to the es...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 14, 1944 A new infantile paralysis scare has developed in the Cove during the past week with the discovery that Dean Smith, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Smith of the Dry Gap section, north of Roaring Spring has a...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 11,1969 A new egg processing plant capable of packing 60,000 dozen eggs a week has been put into operation near East Freedom by Country Best-Agway. The plant replaces a smaller facility that Agway bought four years ago at Brook’s...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 8, 1994 Even though it is September, Martinsburg Borough Council had winter on its mind at its council meeting Tuesday. Robert Carper, street commissioner, urged council to begin moving now to make the removal of snow from borough...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 17,2009 Roaring Spring borough offices are space-challenged. Council members, meeting Monday night, agreed to appoint an ad hoc committee to recommend a solution. The committee could suggest renovations to the present building or...

 

Public Notices

MEETING DATE CHANGE Catharine Township regular meeting has been changed from September 19, 2019 to September 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Catharine Township Building. SECOND PUBLIC HEARING & FINAL NOTICE FY 2019 CDBG PROGRAM Notice is hereby given...

 

Correction

A “Sportsman’s Corner” column by Richard Tate published on Page A-7 in the Sept. 5, 2019, edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald contained an inaccurate statement. Dr. Frank O. Bastian, an American medical doctor and neuropathologist, who...

 

Soccer Roundup

NB Boys The Northern Bedford boys’ soccer team opened its season Aug. 30 with a 4-1 setback to visiting Conestoga Christian. With his team trailing 4-0, Evan Coffey scored the Black Panthers’ first goal of the season. Levi Weidemann assisted on...

 

Cross-Country Roundup

NB Squads The Northern Bedford cross-country teams opened their season Aug. 31 at the Bear Mountain River Run at Lock Haven University. The boys' team, led by Ian Zimmerman and Ian Sherlock, placed...

 

Volleyball Roundup

Northern Bedford Northern Bedford’s volleyball team opened the season with a 3-1 home loss to McConnellsburg Sept. 3. The young and inexperienced Lady Panthers did show some mettle, battling the Lady Spartans all night long and coming from behind...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"Ping!" went the lid on the jar of freshly canned salsa on my daughter's kitchen counter. "Yes!" cheered my middle daughter at the sound of a successful seal. It was Thursday and I was at her house...

 

Power Reunion Set for Annual Show

The Southern Cove Power Reunion (SCPR) will host its 29th annual show Sept. 13-15 at the SCPR show grounds near New Enterprise. Camping will be available on the show grounds. There will be plenty of...

 

Lines by Lee

Singing in church is an interesting thing. Some people feel that when one sings in church that they are worshipping. That should be the case, but it is a matter of the heart. Others think that...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 19:23-27 Acts 19:28-31 Acts 19:32-34 Acts 19:35-38 Acts 19:39-41 St. John 14:1-6 Exodus 20:1-6 We resume our study of the Book of Acts. Paul is in Ephesus. He has had both...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    September 12, 2019

Cove Community Chorus Begins Practice for Christmas Concert

The Cove Community Chorus group convened practice Tuesday, Sept. 3, for this year’s Christmas Concert. “The Best Christmas Ever” is the title, and Tom Kunkle has returned as the director. Kunkle had stepped down last year after facing surgery....

 

Food Safety Training Program at St. Matthew

Don’t take a chance with food safety. If you are involved in preparing or serving food for your non-profit or volunteer organization, consider attending “Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling.” A workshop will be held...

 

DESA to Meet Sept. 19 At Martinsburg Fire Hall

The Horseshoe Curve Chapter No. 37 Destroyer Escort Sailors Association will meet Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Co. building at 205 S. Market St., Martinsburg. There is a charge for the noon meeting followed by a luncheon....

 

Ribbon Cutting Set for Sept. 17 at Homewood

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, for the grand opening of the new Tenley Rehabilitation Therapy Center at Homewood at Martinsburg, located at 437 Givler Drive, Martinsburg. The new...

 

Area Students Earn Degrees at Bloomsburg U.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania congratulated the nearly 1,300 students who received their academic degrees on May 11. Area students who received their degrees were Sierra Belles of Claysburg,, who graduated with a degree in Social Work BSW;...

 

Pa. Renews Opioid Disaster Declaration for Seventh Time

Sept. 10 marked the seventh renewal of Pennsylvania’s Opioid Disaster Declaration. As has become routine, Pennsylvania will continue its use of a 90-day disaster declaration to fight the opioid crisis. As part of the state’s efforts to combat...

 

Coopey to Sign Books

The Bedford County Historical Society will host Judith Redline Coopey for a book signing at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, for her newest novel, "Don't You Cry for Me," a Civil War novel based on a true...

 

DEATH RECORD

BECKER, Kathryn D., 85. rural Williamsburg BURKET, John B., 78, Everett GEIST, Richard Allen “Rick,” 74, Altoona LONG, Ruth D., 102, formerly of Sinking Valley, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg MYERS, Nancy J., 82, rural Martinsburg TRIMER,...

 
 By Dave Lemery    News    September 12, 2019

Educational Assistance for Vol. Firefighters Seen As One Way to Halt Erosion of Ranks

A group of state lawmakers meeting with first responders in Indiana, Pa., is seeking to have a conversation on how the state can bolster its ranks of volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians and how helping with higher education...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 12, 2019

Truck Crashes Into House on Charger Highway

No one was injured when a tractor-trailer struck a house along Route 36, Charger Highway, just south of Pope Lane, on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 9. According to State Police, Hollidaysburg, a 1999...

 

Tickets Available for 'Autumn Glory' Train Ride and Re-enactment

Tickets are on sale for the Autumn Glory Train Rides and "Defense of McKee Gap" re-enactment, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2. Tickets may be purchased at the Roaring Spring True Value or...

 

Northern Bedford v. Tussey 'Backyard Brawl' Set for Friday in Saxton

The communities in the Northern Bedford and Tussey Mountain school districts are buzzing with excitement in preparation for Friday night's "Backyard Brawl." Tussey Mountain and Northern Bedford – th...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 12, 2019

Martinsburg Man Facing Multiple Assault Charges

A Martinsburg man is behind bars facing multiple charges stemming from the abuse of a 5-month-old girl and her mother in separate incidents. Felony charges of aggravated assault of a child less than...

 

Woodbury Borough Council Discusses Dilapidated House

Woodbury Borough Council met Tuesday, Sept. 3, for the regular monthly meeting. The Kauffman house is still a topic of discussion at each meeting. Council has called the home dilapidated and a safety...

 

Greenfield Loses Full-Time Police Officer

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors held its regularly monthly meeting on Sept. 3. The township accepted the resignation of Tyler Grigg, full-time first-class officer, effective Sept. 8. Matt Treon, chairman, speaking for the township,...

 

Blair Libraries to Show New Election Machines

The Pennsylvania Department of State has ordered that all counties must have a voter-verifiable paper record voting system selected no later than Dec. 31, 2019, and preferably in place by the November 2019 general election. The Blair County Board of...

 

Taylor Twp. Addresses Road Grading Issue

At the Sept. 3 regular meeting of the Taylor Township supervisors, an update concerning the intersection of Cross Cove Road and Woodbury Pike (Blinking Light) was presented by Greg Geishouser, township engineer. Geishouser reported that PennDOT is...

 

The Most Powerful Card in Your Wallet is Your Library Card

Ray Bradbury said, "Without library cards, what do we have? We have no past and no future." September is Library Card Sign Up Month. At the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library (HAPL), you will receive...

 

Spring Cove School District to Apply for State Safety Grants

The Spring Cove School Board’s Monday, Sept. 9, Committee of the Whole Meeting was focused primarily on school grants and safety measures for the district. The administration received the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD)...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 12, 2019

East Freedom Man, Bedford Woman Jailed in Robbery

An East Freedom man is behind bars after police said he conspired to rob a man in Bedford County on Sept. 1. According to charges filed by State Police, Bedford, Thomas M. Burkett, 27, robbed a man who went to a location in Bedford to meet a woman,...

 

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