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 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 5, 2019

Freedom Township Police Investigating Drive-By Shooting

Freedom Township Police were called to the 1700 block of Johnstown Road, Freedom Township, on Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, to investigate a drive-by shooting. According to Freedom Township Police Chief Terry Dellinger, an unknown vehicle fired at least...

 

DEATH RECORD

BRUMBAUGH, Calvin C., 71, rural Martinsburg CLABAUGH, G. Kay, 83, The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg HATCH, Mary E., 72, rural Williamsburg HOUGAARD, Lillian A., 96, Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Seminole,...

 

CALVIN C. BRUMBAUGH

Calvin C. Brumbaugh, 71, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 2, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 5, at John K. Bolger Funeral...

 

G. KAY CLABAUGH

G. Kay Clabaugh, 83, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2019, at the home, following an extended illness. A funeral was held Monday, Dec. 2, at the at John K....

 

MARY E. HATCH

Mary Elizabeth Hatch, 72, of rural Williamsburg, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 1, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family and a private inurnment will be held at Oreminea Cemetery, rural...

 

LILLIAN A. HOUGAARD

Lillian A. Hougaard, 96, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Seminole, Fla., passed away Monday evening, Dec. 2, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. memorial...

 

Pa. Advocates Warn Of Dangers From Certain Toys Ahead Of Holiday Season

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a news conference Nov. 21 with a public interest group and a public health expert to highlight the findings in this year’s “Trouble in Toyland” report. Now in its 34th year, the study...

 

Register Now to Exhibit Antique Tractors, Engines at 2020 Farm Show

Antique farm equipment enthusiasts are invited to exhibit their vintage iron during the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show’s Antique Tractor and Engine Show. Entries will be accepted through Jan. 1, 2020. The 14th antique tractor and engine exhibit will...

 

Let the Games Begin!

The high school winter sports scene will kick off this weekend for basketball and wrestling. Above, Central High School wrestling coach Dave Marko goes over team standards and policies during a...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

I do not know if deer season is the appropriate time to write a column about the disappearance of songbirds. However, even an unobservant sportsman like me has noticed that there are far fewer birds...

 

Hunters Take Down 2,063 Bears in State

Hunters during the final day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season harvested 565 bears, raising the 2019 statewide general-season harvest to 2,063. That adds to an early season harvest of 1,335, increasing the 2019 total bear harvest to 3,398,...

 

Sunday Hunting Bill Signed Into Law in Pennsylvania

It's official: expanded Sunday hunting is coming to Pennsylvania in 2020. Gov. Tom Wolf on Nov. 27 signed into law Senate Bill 147, which permits additional hunting on three Sundays per calendar year...

 

Department of Agriculture Offers Advice to State Hunters, Processors to Protect Against Chronic Wasting Disease

With the 2019 hunting season underway in Pennsylvania, the Department of Agriculture released recommended best management practices to help protect hunters and their families against Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). “At this time, current published...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Darkness has settled on December's first day. It doesn't seem possible that November is already gone. It was a friendly month that allowed us to get our fall work done. Up to the evening of its 25th...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    Life    December 5, 2019

The Farm Credit Corner

Budgets are a valuable tool to help manage our financials and make decisions for the future. However, building a budget, whether it is for your home, farm or business, can be daunting. As our thoughts...

 

Public Notices

Advertisement for Bids Sealed proposals will be received by the North Woodbury Township of Blair County at 113 Cranberry Road, Martinsburg, PA 16662 until 8 a.m. on January 6, 2020 for the following: Item 1, 650 Ton +/-, AS4 Anti Skid Item 2, 400...

 

It's All Greek To Me

It is a sickness which somehow comes with every tyranny: to place no trust in friends. – Aeschylus, "Prometheus Bound" Maybe it was a case of too much feasting during the Thanksgiving break. It...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

All Manner of Things By Susie Finkbeiner When Annie Jacobson's brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he hands her a piece of paper with the address of their long-estranged father. If an...

 

No Place in the World Anymore

My dad is a carpenter who is approaching the door to his 60s. He is the last of a dying breed. Every morning he gets up before dawn, around 4 o’clock when most are still sleeping. He goes about his routine, packs his sandwich and chips like he has...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 29, 1894 Michael H. Shultz, about 50, was instantly killed when he was run down by a car on the Cogan Valley electric railway about a half mile north of the Ant Hill turnout. He was a farmer from the Loop area of Frankstown Township....

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec.5, 1919 On Friday, November 28, 1919 occurred an event long to be remembered by the boys and girls of the Skyles school, in Taylor township. The occasion was the time set for the unfurling of a flag presented to the school by Camp 561,...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 30, 1944 The weather man interfered to a certain extent with the bear hunting at the opening of the season last week as the rain on Monday and Tuesday kept some hunters indoor. So as far as the Herald could learn there was not any bear...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 4, 1969 Wintry winds and subfreezing temperatures failed to dull the ardor of hundreds of deer hunters as the season opened Monday with a heavy harvest of bucks in the Cove region. In some sections of the valley, the kill was running...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 1, 1994 Lightning was being blamed for a power outage that left Martinsburg-area residents without power for up to 5-1/2 hours late Sunday and early Monday. Power was knocked out at the Martinsburg sub-station at about 11 p.m. Sunday....

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 3 2009 The Spring Cove School District has decided not to renew the contract of its technology administrator and the position was eliminated as of Nov. 25. Cathey Schimminger had been working at the job since May 2000, and her current...

 

Lines by Lee

It is Christmas time in the city and the Cove. It seems like each year the season begins sooner. If the proper focus is on the Christmas holiday it is not necessarily a bad thing that we think of...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Genesis 3:1-7 Genesis 3:8-13 Genesis 3:14-15 & Romans 16:20 Genesis 3:15-19 Isaiah 7:14 & 9:2-7 Genesis 17:1-9 Genesis 22:1-14 We generally observe Christmas on Dec. 25. Of...

 

St. Matthew Plans for 'Journey'

The members of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 115 E. Penn St., Martinsburg, are pleased once again to present a walk through the Christmas story. The much beloved "Journey to Bethlehem" will be open to...

 

Village Check Presentation

The Village at Morrisons Cove Auxiliary presented a check to Village-in-Place (VIP) Services, a home health care agency, for the purchase of a new transport van. The Auxiliary raises funds throughout...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    December 5, 2019

SC Coach is Thankful for New Kidney

Six weeks after receiving a new kidney, Randy Potts is telling his wonderful, life-changing story. Potts, 60, is the head coach of the Spring Cove junior high girls' basketball team. He had Stage 4...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    December 5, 2019

Garver Memorial YMCA Offers Healthy Steps for Older Adults

Blair Senior Services had 21 participants for a fall prevention program in October at Garver Memorial YMCA, Roaring Spring. Amy Williamson and Scott Moyer were the evidence-based program coordinators...

 

SCEA Update

Members of the Spring Cove Education Association (SCEA) participate annually in donations to local food pantries during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. SCEA local President Joe Logan collects all the dry and canned goods that the teachers...

 

Concert Chorale to Perform Dec. 14

The Blair Concert Chorale will present “A Glorious Holiday Concert,” a concert of John Rutter’s “Gloria” and additional works that will enhance the spirit of the season on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran...

 

CHS Challenge Program

Students at Central High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program Inc. during a kick-off assembly at their school. The assembly theme was Future Influencers: #WhyNotMe. This fun...

 

Dog Law Enforcement Office Warns of Fraudulent Website

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement recently warned Pennsylvania dog owners looking to purchase new or renewal licenses of a fraudulent website selling dog licenses online. “The Department of Agriculture...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    December 5, 2019

Cove Community Chorus Christmas Program a Huge Success

"The Best Christmas Ever" was the title of the Cove Community Chorus' show Nov. 23 and 24 at the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium. Director Tom Kunkle, narrator Jerry Stern and piano acompanists M...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Girls' Basketball

Coach: Jess Veverka What Year is This for You as Head Coach at This School and Overall: Fifth League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 17-6; Conference: 9-4 Returning Starters:...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Wrestling

Coach: Matt Musselman Number of Years as Head Coach: Three League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 8-30; League: 4-15 Returning Starters: Kobe Harr, Levi Brown, Cade Keithley...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Boys' Basketball

Coach: Mike Harris Number of Years as Head Coach: 10 (five at Tyrone) League: Inter-County Conference Last Year’s Record: Overall: 10-13; League: 4-10 Returning Starters: Kyle Glass, Parker Dibert Newcomers: Aaron Walters, Ethan Diehl, Wyatt...

 

Northern Bedford Wrestling

Coach: Brian Dutchcot Number of Years as Head Coach: Eight League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 9-9; League: 5-5 Returning Starters: Tristin Pepple (126), Lucas Heck (132),...

 

Northern Bedford Girls' Basketball

Coach: Jon Ewart What Year is This for You as Head Coach at This School and Overall: Second year/Second year League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 3-19; League: 2-12 Returning...

 

Northern Bedford Boys' Basketball

Coach: Randy Meck Number of Years as Head Coach: 16 League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 3-18 Returning Starters: Dalton Smith, Hayden Foor, Dakota Claar, Thad Leidy, Caleb...

 

Williamsburg Girls' Basketball

Coach: Amy Hileman Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year's Record: Overall: 7-15; League: 4-10 Returning Starters: Marcella Lynn, Anna Ward, Krista...

 

Williamsburg Boys' Basketball

Coach: Brock Anders Number of Years as Head Coach: 12 years: 2 – Huntingdon Area High School (18-31), 6 – East Juniata High School (78-59), 4 – Williamsburg (28-44) League: Inter-County Conferen...

 

Central Wrestling

Coach: David Marko Number of Years as Head Coach: 24th year League: Mountain Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 10-9; League: 1-5 Returning Starters: Jaxon Matthews, Ian Crouch, Alex Bowman,...

 

Central Girls' Basketball

Coach: Rob Mock Number of Years as Head Coach: Sixth season League: Mountain League Last Year's Record: Overall: 12-12; League: 8-6 Returning Starters: Jenna Mock, Erin Brumbaugh Kylie Metzger,...

 

Central Boys' Basketball

Coach: Paul Frederick Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Mountain League Last Year's Record: Overall: 18-6; League:10-4 Returning Starters: Braden Kitt, Hunter Klotz, Lleyton Kling...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 5, 2019

Martinsburg Plans To Honor Fallen Trooper on Dec. 6

It has been three years since Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Landon E. Weaver lost his life in the performance of his duties, becoming the 97th member of the Pennsylvania State police killed in...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    December 5, 2019

Winter Sports Preview in the Print Edition of this Week's Herald

The Morrisons Cove Herald's annual winter sports preview section is in today's print edition of the Herald, available at newsstands across the Cove. The six-page section features previews of high...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    December 5, 2019

M-Burg Council Bids Good-Bye to Lamborn After 12 Years; Sets Budget

The president of Martinsburg Borough Council called to order her final meeting Monday night, Dec. 2. Connie S. Lamborn, who has served on the council for 12 years, did not seek re-election this year....

 

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