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Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Annual Public Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that the public is invited to attend the Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Annual Public Meeting. The open meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Basement Boardroom. To ensure proper seating...

 

Roaring Spring Approves Police Body Cameras

Roaring Spring borough council at its regular meeting on Oct. 12 approved spending $21,417 over five years on two dashboard cameras and three body cameras for the police department. Cpl. Lance Morris of the Roaring Spring Police Department presented...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    October 15, 2020

Postseason on the Horizon for Area Squads

The high school football season is one week away from the start of the District 5 and 6 playoffs. Entering Friday's (Oct. 16) game, Central looks to remain undefeated and keep its grip on the top of...

 
 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    October 15, 2020

A Lot At Stake

When DJT announced his candidacy in 2016, I was one of many conservatives that scoffed, snickered and thought it was just another publicity stunt by an attention-craving, billionaire playboy. But I...

 

Mac on a Hot Tin Roof By Melinda Metz

Mac, short for MacGyver, is a cat who belongs to Jamie and David. He lives on Storybook Court. Storybook Court is in Hollywood. Mac has a history of escaping his home and getting into mischief. Past...

 

Advice: Keep the Envelopes your Mail-in Ballot Came In

To the Editor: Here is some important information for any registered voter who requested a ballot to vote by mail. If you change your mind and decide to vote in person on Election Day, election officials recommend that you go to the polls with your...

 

W-burg Votes for Reservoir

Herald of Oct. 10, 1895 Williamsburg voters settled the water question by casting a majority of 45 votes in favor of building a reservoir in Snare’s Hollow rather than at the spring. The reservoir was to be high enough to put a pressure of 80...

 

Panthers Win Against W-burg

Herald of Oct. 15, 1970 Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Brumbaugh and their four children of Martinsburg, were honored as Blair County’s typical farm family of 1970 at the annual Farm-City Banquet last Thursday night at the Holiday Inn, Altoona. Denver K....

 

Democratic Rally Held

Herald of Oct. 15, 1920 Harry Earl Fluke, aged 27 son of Harry B. Fluke, passenger conductor on the Morrisons Cove Branch railroad, was instantly killed when the airplane on which he was a passenger crashed near Lakemont. A Democratic rally was held...

 

Sept. Was Warm, Dry

Herald of Oct. 12, 1995 Most of September, 27 days, showed temperatures reaching above 65 degrees, with 21 days in the 70s. Only 1.79 inches if rain were reported by the Flight Data Center at Blair County Airport for the month. The high for the...

 

Locals Return Home

Herald of Oct. 18, 1945 T-4 Richard A. McGraw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. McGraw of Woodlawn Ave., Martinsburg arrived home on Monday evening with his discharge after having served with the Third, General Patton’s Army in Europe. Pfc. John H. B...

 

Teens Juveniles Run Away

Herald of Oct. 14, 2010 The hot topic at Monday’s Roaring Spring Borough Council meeting appeared to be whether to hire a part-time police officer after the resignation of Patrolman Eric Hetrick. According to State Police Trpr. Gerry Smith,...

 

Public Notices

SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING NOTICE The Board of Supervisors of Greenfield Township, Blair County hereby notifies all interested parties that a SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. The purpose of the special... Full story

 

Spring Cove Focuses on Obtaining Grants

The Board of Directors of the Spring Cove School District met as a Committee of the Whole at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, in the Administration Board Room with visitors participating virtually. Information about grants highlighted the meeting....

 

DEATH RECORD

AMICK – Margaret A., 88, Homewood, formerly of New Enterprise BUTLER – Barry L., 64, Roaring Spring FEATHERS – Robert L., 95, Roaring Spring GAMBER – James Eugene, 90, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, formerly of Loysburg MUSSELMAN – Patricia L., 51,... Full story

 

MARGARET A. AMICK

Margaret A. Amick, 88, of Homewood, formerly of New Enterprise, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 12, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Loysburg, daughter of the...

 

Trick or Treat In Blair County Set for Oct. 29

Trick or Treat in Blair County will be observed from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. The police want to remind parents to walk with small children, and wear visible clothing. Motorists are reminded that with the potential for a higher volume of...

 

Trick or Treat In Blair County Set for Oct. 29

Trick or Treat in Blair County will be observed from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. The police want to remind parents to walk with small children, and wear visible clothing. Motorists are reminded that with the potential for a higher volume of...

 

BARRY L. BUTLER

Barry L. Butler, 64, of Roaring Spring, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at the Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Emergency Room, Roaring Spring, following a brief illness. He was born April 13, 1956, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Cecil and...

 

John H. Bassler, First Army Man, Comes Home

Publisher's Note: Seventy-five years ago this week, my grandfather came home from World War II. John H. Bassler was born in a farmhouse outside of Martinsburg and barely 21, the United States...

 

ROBERT L. FEATHERS SR.

Robert L. Feathers Sr., 95, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday morning, Oct. 7, 2020, at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Sproul, the son of the late Howard and Marie (M...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

Area Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 251 / 6 / 12.5 Blair: 883 / 23 / 18.8 Cambria: 681 / 7 / 5.3 Centre: 3,460 / 13 / 8.0 Clearfield: 312 / 7 / 8.8 Fulton: 57 / 2 / 13.8 Huntingdon: 552 / 8 / 17.7 Somerset: 234 / 3 / 4.1 *Rate is number of d...

 

DEATH NOTICE

Patricia L. Musselman, 51, of Ore Hill, rural Roaring Spring passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, Oct. 10, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Roaring Spring daughter of M. Kay (Helsel) and the late Garry L. Keithley. On June 27, 1987 she...

 

Appvion Accused of Spilling Chemical Into Frankstown Branch

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has told Appvion that it failed to report a chemical spill and is asking the company to investigate, explain and plan to prevent future...

 

Incorrect Phone Number Listed

Due to incorrect information received by the Morrisons Cove Herald, the phone number for CenClear in Roaring Spring was wrong in the Oct. 8, 2020, edition. The correct phone number is 224-1380. The story appeared on Page B-8....

 

La actualización semanal del Herald sobre el coronavirus

Actualización semanal Condados cercanos Casos/Número de muertes/Índice de muertes Bedford: 251 / 6 / 12.5 Blair: 883 / 23 / 18.8 Cambria: 681 / 7 / 5.3 Centre: 3,460 / 13 / 8.0 Clearfield: 312 / 7...

 

'Walk a Day in Their Shoes'

To the Editor: It saddened me to learn from your column that there are Cove community “little birds” (as you called them) who seem to despise liberals and see them as a threat (“The Herald isn’t Marxist. I promise.”; Page A-4, July 9, 2020...

 

Have you Reconsidered?

To the Editor: I have re-read your “Ink Splatters column of June 9, 2016 more than once. (“Trump is Unfit. Period.”; Page A-4, June 9, 2016) Your inciteful [sic] condemnation of candidate Trump. I haven’t been to your speed lately ......

 

Roaring Spring Woman Earns Master's Degree

Stefanie Kensinger of Roaring Spring received a Master of Science degree in Education from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. The degree was one of 270 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees awarded at a virtual degree conferral ceremony held...

 

Many Happy Herald Memories

To the Editor: Thank you for sending me a copy of the Herald this week. Whatever the problem was, it appears to be solved, since I received two copies. I have many happy memories of the time that I worked for the Herald. I wrote a column called,...

 

Dragons Rally for 5th Victory

Big plays and some trickery Friday night, Oct. 9, helped the Central football team keep its unbeaten record intact. The Dragons rallied from a 21-13 deficit and pulled out a 25-21 Mountain League win while playing on their home turf for the first...

 

Cove High School Celebrates 60th Year Class Reunion

We were the last class to graduate from Morrison Cove High School, Martinsburg, in May 1960. We had 96 seniors, and our motto was "Last, but Not Least." Our class has surely lived up to what we set...

 

Cross Country Roundup

CHS/WHS The Central High School cross country teams hosted Williamsburg on Oct. 6. Williamsburg’s girls’ team improved to 4-0 with a 12-24 win over Central. CHS won the boys’ race, 15-50. Kelsie Butler led the Lady Pirates with a first-place...

 

Williamsburg Moves Closer to Playoffs

The Williamsburg High School football team is getting healthy at the right time with the District 6 Class 1A playoffs on the horizon. Behind junior quarterback Lambert Palmer's three touchdown passes,...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Like a sheet of silver, the Aegean Sea shown through the great marble pillars of the grand temple as I knelt to worship before the mighty statue of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom. I seemed to...

 

Volleyball Roundup

NBC Northern Bedford pushed Bellwood-Antis to the limit in Game one before falling in three straight to the home Blue Devils in Volleyball action Oct. 8. After the Blue Devils squeaked by with a 26-24 win in Game 1, things got a little easier....

 

Third-Quarter Outburst Propels Panthers

A three-touchdown explosion by the Northern Bedford Black Panthers broke open a tie game in the third quarter, sparking NB to a 36-19 win over visiting Juniata Valley on Oct. 9. Juniata Valley got on...

 

Bear Hunting Starts Saturday

Pennsylvania's bear population has expanded dramatically over the past several decades, so much that special bear seasons outside the regular firearms season that lasts from Nov. 21 through Nov. 24...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    October 15, 2020

One Stitch At a Time

This past week I read an interesting footnote in my Bible. It said that followers of Jesus are not to separate themselves altogether from this world, but to act like yeast, causing the world's dough...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I John 2:15-17 Genesis 39:1-7 Genesis 39:8-20 II Samuel 11:1-11 II Samuel 11:12-21 II Samuel 12:1-14 Numbers 32:23 & Proverbs 28:13-14 I have been trying to warn-alert you to Satan...

 

Kegler's Korner

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies’ League standings for Sept. 22 are: W L KingPins 10 2 Die Hard 9 3 Thelma & Louise 3 9 Ghosts 2 10 High scores: Team series: Die Hard 988 Team single: Die Hard 386 Indiv. series: Tammy Ogg 535 Indiv. single: Wendy...

 

Considerations on How to Find the Right Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to strengthen communities and support good causes. Adults looking to volunteer for the first time may be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of opportunities to lend a hand. Finding the right volunteering opportunity requires...

 

Imlers to Host Christian Singles At RS Barn Room

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring have invited all singles who enjoy gospel music to attend their Christian Singles meeting any time between 6 and 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Gospel singer Tom Smith of Everett will bring a time of music and message...

 

High School Soccer Roundup

NBC Boys Northern Bedford pulled off the upset against previously unbeaten Fannett-Metal on Oct. 5, scoring a 2-1 victory. Austin Bartholow opened the scoring, and Collin Yeatts scored to give Northern Bedford a 2-0 lead. Colton Kline pulled a goal...

 

Youngster Nabs Deer on Oct. 3

Elli Miller, 8-year-old daughter of Justin and Emily Miller of Hopewell, killed an 8-point deer with a crossbow Saturday, Oct. 3. Elli was hunting with her father and grandfather Bob Miller in the...

 

Williamsburg Homecoming Court 2020

The Williamsburg school district held its Homecoming festivities on Friday evening, Oct. 2, with a football game against Bellwood. Homecoming royalty 2020 are (from left): Makayla Kipe, Marcella...

 

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...

 

Roaring Spring Borough Council Cancels Recreation Contract with YMCA

Roaring Spring borough council voted Monday night to end its recreation contract with the Garver Memorial YMCA. The contract was worth about $18,000 and would have auto-renewed in January. The matter was raised by President Rodney Green at the...

 

Williamsburg Borough Will Demolish West First Street Property

A public meeting was held before the Monday evening, Oct. 5, Williamsburg Borough Council meeting regarding a property on West First Street. One side of the residential property, has been condemned. The other side is being lived in by Robert Loucks...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 15, 2020

Woodbury Borough Sets Trick-or-Treat Date for Thursday, Oct. 29

The Woodbury Borough Council met Monday, Oct. 5. Upcoming expenditures for the month of October are $4,426. This includes $1,283 given to Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Relief Association. Also, $1,346 was paid to Orchard Lane Excavating for road...

 

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