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NBC Schools Operating Online Through Nov. 30

Due to a significant increase in COVID-19 positive cases and more than 30 close contacts of a positive case in the school district since Nov. 10, the Northern Bedford School District has closed the buildings through Nov. 30 with a return to school... Full story

 

Local Election Results for Blair and Bedford Counties

The following election results – from local races in northern Bedford and southern Blair counties – were reported as of 1:37 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. All results are unofficial. NORTHERN BEDFORD COUNTY –Representative in the General Assembly ...

 

I Hope I'm Wrong

Every now and then I'm tempted to dig out the old crystal ball and try my luck at predicting the future. I really shouldn't, because I have a poor track record. Losing a $100 bet on the World Series...

 

Presidents and Candidates in the Cove

To the Editor: This is a response to your front page question “How Many Presidents Have Visited the Cove?” in the Oct. 29, 2020, edition. Do future presidents or candidates count? I was working for Penn Air, Inc., at the airport as a line boy....

 

Thanks, Coach!

To the Editor: How good to see my “old” American history teacher and Morrison Cove High School basketball coach Jim Hartman in the front row of the Class of 1960s 60th class reunion photo in the Oct. 15 Herald. As proof that Mr. Hartman was a...

 

Coconut Layer Cake Murder By Joanne Fluke

"The Coconut Layer Cake Murder" is one of the Hannah Swensen mysteries. While reading previous novels in the series would have been helpful, you can still follow the story. Hannah Swensen owns a bake...

 

Night Shift at Stone Crusher

Herald of Oct. 31, 1895 The Juniata Limestone Co. at Cove Forge was operating its immense crusher both day and night to meet the demand for its product. Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Baker moved into their new residence in Woodbury. The residence of Henry...

 

Strike Continues

Herald of Nov. 5, 1970 The game of the year in nearly everybody’s book will be played this Saturday in Roaring Spring. NB will try to complete its first undefeated season in the 13-year history of the school against a powerful Central team....

 

Harding Elected

Herald of Nov. 5, 1920 Senator Warren G. Harding of Ohio has been elected to the presidency of the United States, carrying with him to victory his running mate, Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts, and practically the entire Republican senatori...

 

Power Outage Affects 1,300

Herald of Nov. 2, 1995 Approximately 1,300 customers in the Southern Cove area lost electrical service for about 2-1/2 hours last week. The outage happened about 5:45 p.m. Friday and power was restored around 8 p.m. Approximately 1,100 New...

 

Revival Meetings Continue

Herald of Nov. 8, 1945 The schools of this part of the Cove will be in session during the forenoon only on Monday. The schedule which had been adopted for the term did not provide for a full holiday on Armistice day. State highway employees were...

 

Borough Building for Sale

Herald of Nov. 4, 2010 All four Cove area schools have met or surpassed state requirements for the PSSA test. At the Monday, Nov. 1, Martinsburg Borough Council meeting, members voted to place the current borough building on East Allegheny Street up...

 

Public Notices

Executrix Notices Estate of Janet A. Miller, deceased. late of 168 Cottontail Road, Martinsburg, PA, Letters Testamentary on said estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are requested to make payment and those... Full story

 

Old Order Mennonites

"Caroline Woodlawn, stand forth!" she cried. Caddie obeyed. "It was only a joke, Mother," she said in a quivering voice. These words, being read from Caddie Woodlawn by my sister Annetta for her son...

 
 By JANE KNISELY    News    November 5, 2020

Claysburg Public Library Receives Donations

The Claysburg Area Public Library is very appreciative of the generous donations of two organizations to the library. The Lions Sight Conservation Foundation of Blair County donated $3,000 to the...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    November 5, 2020

District Champs Advance in Postseason

After clinching their respective district championships, the Central and Northern Bedford County football teams will be in action this weekend in the first round of the PIAA playoffs. In a matchup of...

 

John Riley Reflects on Coaching Career

The Morrisons Cove Herald reached out to Central tennis coach John Riley following the 2020 campaign. Riley earned his 100th career coaching win during the season. The following is a question-and-answ...

 

Morrisons Cove Lines Up To Vote

The Herald goes to press on Tuesday afternoon, so no election results will be available in this edition of the Herald. For local election results, please check the Herald's website and the Nov. 12...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    November 5, 2020

RS Man Offers Positive Message In Heated Election

Korb Freeman of Roaring Spring is a clerk at the election polls in Taylor Township. His grandmother, Tiffany Freeman, is judge of elections and has helped to get Korb involved in the election...

 

Susan Dodson Earns Academic Honors at Saint Francis U.

Susan Dodson of Claysburg has been recognized for achieving Academic Honors in Adult Degree and Continuing Studies through Francis Worldwide. Dodson is studying CE-Early Childhood Education at Saint Francis University in Lorettto. Students achieving...

 

– The Herald's Weekly Virus Update –

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 2 p.m. 11/2/2020 Area Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 389 / 8 / 16.6 Blair: 1,383 / 32 / 26.1 Cambria: 1,046 / 9 / 6.8 Centre: 4,151 / 19 / 11.7 Clearfield: 418 / 7 / 8.8 Fulton: 83 / 4 / 27.5 Huntingdon: 954 / 19...

 

Pa. Warns of Unemployment Compensation Scams

Pa. Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak on Oct. 27 reminded residents to remain vigilant against scams as new reports emerge of fraudsters posing as L&I employees on phone calls to Pennsylvanians. “The Pennsylvania...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 5, 2020

S. Woodbury Township Worried About Debris Coming Through Sewage Plant

The South Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors met Monday, Nov. 2, at the township building. The supervisors are genuinely concerned with the amount of paper that is coming through the sewage...

 

Lines by Lee

Just about everyone has had experience with at least one hospital if not multiple ones in their lifetime. It all began the moment most of us were born. Of course, we cannot recall the moment of birth...

 

RS Laundromat Broken Into; Equipment Damaged but No Injuries

The owners of the Roaring Spring Laundromat reported a break-in overnight between Thursday, Oct. 29 to Friday, Oct. 30. Sometime after about 2:30 a.m. Friday, a thief damaged a skill machine, a change machine and attempted to break into the...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Genesis 1:1 & 9-14 Genesis 8:15-22 Psalm 8:1-9 Psalm 90:10-17 II Corinthians 5:1-10 St. Matthew 25:31-40 St. Matthew28:16-20 I want to do something with you that I have never...

 

– La Actualización Semanal Del Herald Sobre el Coronavirus –

ACTUALIZACIÓN SEMANAL Hasta las 2:00 p.m., 2 de noviembre, 2020 Condados cercanos Casos / Muertes / Índice de muertes* Bedford: 389 / 8 / 16.6 Blair: 1,383 / 32 / 26.1 Cambria: 1,046 / 9 / 6.8 Centre: 4,151 / 19 / 11.7 Clearfield: 418 / 7 / 8.8...

 

Zimmerman Wins 4th Straight Cross Country Title

The Northern Bedford cross country teams split their meets with visiting Bellwood-Antis on Oct. 14. NB scored a 26-29 victory over B-A in the girls' meet, while B-A won the boys' meet, 27-29. The...

 

Drive-Thru Dinner Set for Sat., Nov. 7, at Memorial Church

The Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren and Middle Pennsylvania District Disaster Team will partner together to have a spaghetti dinner drive-thru fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, for pick up at Memorial Church of the...

 

NBC Thumps Titans for District Title

A balanced offensive effort coupled with a near perfectly executed defensive gameplan was the recipe for a District 5 Class 1A Championship for Northern Bedford. The Panthers pulled away in the...

 

'Having Heart Means So Much More than A Win'

What can you say about a passionate coach and a rowdy group of 24 girls? This was our year in Williamsburg volleyball. I'm not sure whether we will have an awards ceremony, so I decided I would write...

 

Keith Kicks CHS to District 6 Title

After having watched its starting quarterback go down with a leg injury and Tyrone rally from a 14-point deficit to tie the game, Central placed its faith in the leg of senior kicker Austin Keith to d...

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

November is here and with that, comes my favorite holiday – Thanksgiving! There are no better memories, at least for me – than to get up early in the morning and get everything ready for the big meal, and eventually this year – the big game! Si...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Operation Christmas Child Samaritan’s Purse collects Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes filled with toys and other items and delivers them to children in need around the world in partnership with local churches. In a new initiative, the organizati...

 

– Volleyball Report –

NBC Claysburg-Kimmel visited Northern Bedford on Oct. 19 and, for the second time this year, won the meeting of the local rivals by a 3-0 margin. Claysburg won all three sets by scores of 25-18, 25-14, 26-24. The Panthers made things very...

 

Bob's 2019 Fall Turkey

Last fall my son, Bob, called a nice young gobbler in for me on the opening day of the season. To my credit, I took advantage of the shot that was presented and collected my Thanksgiving turkey....

 

Pirates' Rally Falls Short, 34-25

A 28-point deficit to one-beaten Homer-Center in a District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal game Oct. 30 proved to be too much for Williamsburg. The Blue Pirates rallied behind a 24-7 run only to fall short,...

 

AAA: Gas Prices Lower in Pa.; Oil Prices at Five-Month Low

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is two cents lower this week at $2.501 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices are: Western Pennsylvania Average – $2.501 Average price...

 

WHS Runners Compete at Juniata Valley

The Williamsburg High School cross country teams competed at Juniata Valley with Southern Fulton on Oct. 14. The Juniata Valley girls’ squad defeated Southern Fulton, 17-40, and Williamsburg, 19-42. Southern Fulton knocked off the Williamsburg...

 

How the Body Heals After Quitting Smoking

Few habits are as harmful to the human body as smoking tobacco products, especially cigarettes. The American Heart Association says smoking is the most preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking is linked to heart disease and stroke...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group Will Not Meet in November

The Thursday, Nov. 12, meeting of the Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group has been cancelled. Go to palyme.org to learn how to prevent tick bites and tick-borne diseases. Find “Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group” and “PA Lyme Resource...

 

Why a Red Poppy on Veterans Day?

According to The National WWI Museum and Memorial website, Moina Michael, an American who was working as a YMCA Overseas War secretary in New York, read that John McCrae had died and vowed to always...

 

Applications Now Open for 2020-21 LIHEAP Season

Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller on Oct. 30 joined Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chair Gladys Brown Dutrieuille and United Way of Pennsylvania President and Pennsylvania 211 Executive Director Kristen Rotz to announce the start...

 

AAA Offers 'Fall Back' Tips as Daylight Saving Time Ends

With the end of daylight saving time, motorists will be presented with challenges that could impact pedestrian safety. AAA East Central recommends motorists prepare for potential challenges associated with changes in sleep patterns, brighter morning...

 

RUTH EILEEN ALBRIGHT

Ruth Eileen Albright, 90, resident of The Presbyterian Home at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord on Friday evening, Oct. 23, 2020, at the home. She was born...

 

SHIRLEY T. HAMER

Shirley T. Hamer, 97, slipped away peacefully at Crozer Health Hospice in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Born in Roaring Spring, Shirley was the daughter of the late Harry W. and...

 

GLENN EDGAR 'ED' HOUP

Glenn Edgar "Ed" Houp, 80, long-time resident of James Creek, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at AristaCare at Woodland Park, Orbisonia. Born Oct. 21, 1940, in Hopewell...

 

RUSSELL W. JOHNSON

Russell W. Johnson, 89, of Martinsburg, passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 1, 2020, at home, following complications from Parkinson's Disease. He was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Roaring Spring, the son of...

 

TERRY D. 'SHULTZY' KOONTZ

Terry D. “Shultzy” Koontz, 66, of Waterside, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at home. He was born May 6, 1954 in Roaring Spring, son of the late George Lester and Harriet Mae (Kagarise) Koontz. Surviving are his wife Sondra (Rinard) Koontz;...

 

OLGA STEELE

Olga Steele, 100, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 2, 2020, at the home, following complications after a stroke. She was born Oct. 26, 1920, in Tyrone, the daughter...

 

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