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'How to Vote by Mail in Pa.' Video Released

Voting by mail has been the subject of much discussion in the past few months. To help provide Pennsylvania voters with a timely and factual source of information related to mail-in voting, CCAP has created a five minute video, What You Need to Know...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed as of 12 a.m., Sept. 22, that there were 834 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 151,646. All 67 counties in Penn...

 

Cove Football Teams to Hit the Road Sept. 25

Week 3 of the high school football season will feature all four Morrisons Cove area teams playing away from their respective homes Friday, Sept. 25. Central (2-0), playing away from the Roaring...

 

It's Always a Blast When Terry's Around

The shale surface mine owned by T.L. Long Excavation, Inc., of rural Martinsburg, got a little deeper on Monday. A section of the two-acre shale field on Agway Road, Martinsburg, was wired for a...

 

DEATH RECORD

BROWN – Marilyn Lois Randall, 93, Resident at Inglenook Apartments at the Presbyterian Village, Hollidaysburg CLOUSE – Hartland Nason, 91, McKee EVANS – Kathryn O., 94, formerly of Williamsburg HALL – Grace Ellen, 95, Mart...

 

MARILYN LOIS RANDALL BROWN

Nov 13, 1926 – Sept 15, 2020 Marilyn Brown was a resident of Inglenook Apartments at the Presbyterian Village in Hollidaysburg since 2017. Prior to that she lived with her husband, Russell, at 800 New St. in Roaring Spring for over 60 years....

 

HARTLAND NASON CLOUSE

Hartland Nason Clouse, 91, of McKee, joined his beloved wife of 40 years in heaven on Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. He was born April 6, 1929, in Woodbury, the son of the late Roy and Nannie Mae (Grace) Clouse. He married Marjorie...

 

KATHRYN O. EVANS

Kathryn O. Evans, 94, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at Strong Memorial Hospital and Hospice in Rochester, N.Y. She was born in Huntingdon to Towner W. and Kathryn Fink Oberlander of Williamsburg, where she was raised and where she raised her...

 

GRACE ELLEN HALL

Grace Ellen Hall, 95, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, Sept. 16, 2020, at her home. She was born July 26, 1925, in rural Woodbury, daughter of the late W. Homer and Margaret...

 

Drug Deliveries Resulting in Death in Pa.

Drug delivery resulting in death (DDRD) charges statewide have increased by 356 percent between 2015 and 2019. In Pennsylvania, a DDRD charge is issued to a person who intentionally administers,...

 

Public Notices

Accepting Bids The Northern Bedford County School District is accepting bids for the lease of 51.2 acres of agricultural land that borders the campus of the school district. Bid packets which include a copy of the proposed lease and a map outlining...

 

If Masks Work, Let's Wear Them

Like many others, I hate masks. I have them in various colors and designs, some are homemade by me and others have been purchased. I also have a face shield. I don't like any of them, but I must confe...

 

Lending a Helping Hand

Marlys Hershberger of Woodbury, Beverly Hoffman of Martinsburg and Julie Witkovsky of Roaring Spring were among a group of about a dozen volunteers from the Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the...

 

Living Lies By Natalie Walters

Charlie Lynch was starting a new job as deputy in Walton. His Uncle Sheriff Higgins hired him because he had recently left the Marines where he was a MP. His father had been a career Marine, but...

 

Hamilton's Essay Missed a Few Points

To the Editor: Democrat Lee H. Hamilton’s opinion is not surprising at all when it comes to this election. But he misses on a few points. No one questions the validity of absentee ballots. What’s questioned is the validity of mail-in ballots, as...

 

Spring Cove Wrestles With Ways to Present Home Athletic Events

The Monday, Sept. 21, regular school board meeting for the Spring Cove School District was held at 7 p.m. at the Administrative Office Board Room. The biggest topic of discussion proved to be the revision of the Spring Cove School District Athletic H...

 

Pfc. Michael Wertman, USA, KIA, Patriot

Between Christmas 1968 and April 5, 1969, Michael Wertman and I shared two things in common. We both claimed Roaring Spring as our home-of-record and we were both serving on active duty in South Vietnam. Mike was a U.S. Army infantryman attached to...

 

C-K Off to a 'Successful' Start in 2020-21

The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board met via Zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Darren J. McLaurin, district superintendent, informed the board that the district’s return to school has been a successful one. At that time the district was completing its...

 

Sen. Lemon Dies at Age 70

Herald of Sept. 19, 1895 The Hon. John A. Lemon, who for many years represented the Blair-Cambria district in the State Senate, died at his residence in Hollidaysburg. He was about 70 years old and was known by his constituents as “Uncle John....

 

WKMC Paid Special Tribute

Herald of Sept. 24, 1970 Officials from Martinsburg, Williamsburg, Woodbury Township and Huston Township reviewed plans for the rebuilding of the Piney Creek Road at a conference with state highway engineers. The Spring Cove School Board has...

 

Other Voices

By JOHN FURRY Know a Little Less, Understand a Little More This was headline of newspaper article I found in an old letter. The headline appeared in 1966 on the Herald’s iconic column, “Uncle Pete from Potter Creek.” The quote, reportedly from...

 

Reading Room Opened

Herald of Sept. 24, 1920 The management of The Herald announced that starting Oct. 1, the subscription rates would be raised from $1.50 to $2 a year. The Martinsburg reading room was to be formally opened to the public on Thursday evening next to...

 

Waite Travels to Russia

Herald of Sept. 21, 1995 The Herald featured Philip Waite of Martinsburg as he traveled to Russia and the Ukraine for two weeks as a member of the “Sharkhunters,” an International submarine historical group. Waite, who was formerly on active...

 

Church Welcomes Pastor

Herald of Sept. 27, 1945 On Sept. 20, about 275 members and friends of the Memorial Church of the Brethren assembled in the social rooms to give a formal welcome to the new pastor, Rev. M.G. Wilson and family. Having received an honorable discharge...

 

NB Girls' Volleyball Wins

Herald of Sept. 23, 1970 A special topic meeting was held on Monday, Sept. 20, to continue open communication concerning a proposed limestone quarry in Catharine Township, Williamsburg. Roaring Spring Borough Council discussed the problem of shale...

 

El Departamento de la Salud publica actualización sobre COVID-19; 834 resultados positivos aumentan el total estatal a 151,646

El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania confirmó que hasta las 12:00 a.m., el martes, 22 de septiembre, hay 834 casos positivos adicionales de COVID-19 en el estado. Los casos nuevos aumentan el total estatal a 151,646. El Condado Centre reporta...

 

A Game of Sling Ball

Dana Tyrell Zimmerman,12, (foreground) plays a game called sling ball with his brother Logan Timothy,8, in a corn field of their family farm along Fair Valley Road Monday morning....

 
 By Dave Lemery    News    September 24, 2020

Wolf Vows To Fight Judge's Ruling That Extended Pandemic Restrictions Are Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Sept. 15 that his administration will fight a legal ruling last week that rejected some of the restrictions imposed on state residents and businesses in the fight against COVID-19. Speaking a day after a federal judge...

 

Martinsburg Borough Council Names David Harker's Replacement

Martinsburg Borough Council named a replacement for former councilman David Harker on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Neil Gartland, co-owner of Gartland's Supply and Country Store, will join council in October....

 

Blair County Still on Drought Watch; Bedford Not On List

With Blair County still on a drought watch, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Sept. 10 added three counties to the list. Bedford County is not currently on a drought warning, watch or emergency. After a meeting of the...

 

Blue Pirates End 21-Game Losing Streak

The Williamsburg High School football team ended a 21-game losing streak Friday, Sept. 18. Behind two rushing touchdowns from Tyler McCall, the Blue Pirates knocked off Juniata Valley, 14-9, at...

 

Dragons Move to 2-0 With Win At Bellefonte

The Central High School football team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 26-14 win as Bellefonte on Sept. 18, as quarterback Jeff Hoenstine accounted for all four Dragon touchdowns. Hoenstine threw three touchdowns in the victory, including two in...

 

NB Defense Shuts Out Vikings

Northern Bedford bounced back from a season-opening defeat and pitched a 40-0 shutout win at Glendale last Friday night, Sept. 18. The Black Panther defense held the Vikings to under 100 total yards in the game. On the other side of the ball, NB...

 

Tussey Rallies Past Bulldogs in OT

Friday’s (Sept. 18) football game between visiting Tussey Mountain and Claysburg-Kimmel was a tale of two halves. C-K caught every break in the first half and was able to create a large lead, 26-7 in the second quarter. In the second half, once...

 

– – High School Golf Roundup – –

Central Golf The Central High School golf team has had a busy start to its 2020 campaign. On Aug. 27 at Skytop Mountain Golf Club near Port Matilda, the Dragons placed third in the seven-team field. Bellefonte placed first with a score of 347,...

 

Central Tennis Team Off to 2-3 Start

The Central High School tennis team is off to a 2-3 start. The Lady Dragons traveled to Altoona on Aug. 31 and lost 6-0. At Clearfield on Sept. 9, Central suffered a 6-1 loss. The Lady Dragons’ only win was in doubles action, as the team of...

 

NB Boys' Soccer Team 3-0

The Northern Bedford High School boys’ soccer team has started its season 3-0. At Central on Sept. 12, four different players scored for the Panthers in their 4-2 victory. Levi Wiedemann, Reyan Imler, Austin Bartholow and Collin Yeatts each scored...

 

Outstanding Instructor

G. Darrell Smith (center), a member of the Martinsburg Sportsmen's Club, was recognized by the Pennsylvania Game Commission for his "outstanding contribution" to Pennsylvania's hunter education...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

From the time he was old enough to realize what a gun was, my son, Bob, showed great interest in shooting and then a little later, hunting. I probably wasn't the best teacher, but I encouraged these...

 

Dragons Looking for First Soccer Victory

The Central High School boys’ soccer team fell in its first four games of the 2020 campaign. Central traveled to Fannett-Metal on Sept. 11 and was handed a 4-1 setback. Bradon Kensinger scored the Dragons’ lone goal, which came in the second...

 

CHS Girls' Soccer Team Wins First Three

The Central High School girls’ soccer team is off to a 3-0 start. CHS opened its season Sept. 12 with a 2-0 home victory against Northern Bedford. Jenna Smith and Ella Garner each scored first-half goals. Katie Ritchey and Leah Johnston were...

 

Lady Panthers 2-1 on 2020 Soccer Campaign

The Northern Bedford High School girls’ soccer team is 2-1 on the season. NB opened its season with a 2-0 defeat at Central. (See information in Central’s roundup.) The Lady Panthers hosted Tussey Mountain on Sept. 14 and scored a 4-0 victory....

 

ACM Names Area Summer Graduates

Allegany College of Maryland recognized 102 graduates at the conclusion of the recent summer 2020 session. The graduates earned a total of 106 associate degrees and certificates. Area graduates include the following: Claysburg – Tristan Mauk,...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The great outdoors called to me all week so I was thankful for the three rows of potatoes to unearth while I basked in the late summer sun. Cricket songs in the raspberry patch had a calming effect...

 

Pumpkin Shopping

Casy Montgomery of Altoona does some pre-Halloween shopping at Bridenbaugh Farm Market outside of Martinsburg on Monday morning, Sept. 21....

 
 By Brian Hess    News    September 24, 2020

Claysburg Education Foundation Receives Computers from NPC

The Claysburg Education Foundation announced Sept. 16 that NPC Inc. donated 140 laptop computers to support local education. The devices were given to the Claysburg-Kimmel School District to accommodate additional student needs required for online...

 

Friends of Library Plan Book Sale

The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library met for its reorganizational meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the library. The Friends will sponsor a library book sale Sept. 24-26. It will be held in the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park’s cow barn. A vir...

 

Staring and Listening In

Some weird things happen to me almost every day in my ministry as a hospice chaplain. People stare at me and folks eavesdrop on my conversations. There are other unique things that go on as well, but...

 

United States of America???

Scriptures to Read Acts 7:8-15 Acts 7:54-60 Acts 19:23-29 St. Matthew 27:19-25 St. Mark 14:55-65 Genesis 37:18-24 Ephesians 4:25-32 When you read this, we will be a little more than one month from the...

 

A New Paint Job

Terry Hershberger of Woodbury was among a group of about a dozen volunteers from the Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren painting the benches at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in...

 

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