Articles from the December 9, 2021 edition

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Wolf Administration Warns Against Charity Scams

With so many people donating to charities this time of year, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) and Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) are offering tips to help consumers make sure their contributions are going to legiti...

 

St. John's Reformed Church To Present Christmas Musical

St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg has invited the public to a performance by its adult choir of a Christmas musical arranged by Mosie Lister called “Celebrate Jesus — Our Redeemer, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of...

 

Martinsburg Christmas Parade

The parade, held on Dec. 4, started at Martinsburg Elementary School and ended at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park....

 

Nason Celebrates 2,000th Cardiac Catheterization Lab Case in Roaring Spring

Last week, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center celebrated its 2,000th case in the facility's cardiac catheterization (cath) laboratory. Dr. Tarun Tandon, who joined Conemaugh Nason and Cardiology...

 

Birth Announcements

heyanne (Patterson) & Matt Fox of Martinsburg welcomed their second child, Boaz James Fox, at 8:44 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. The infant weighed 9.2 pounds and was 21 and a half inches in length at birth. Boaz has one brother:...

 

Central Names Rotary Student of the Month

DECEMBER Joshua Waite • Parents: Phil and Julie Waite • Roaring Spring • School Activities: Concert Band, National Honor Society, Varsity Football, American History Club...

 

Northern Bedford Middle School Announces Students of the Month for November

Northern Bedford Middle School's October Students of the Month are as follows (from left): Grade 8 – Halle Baker, daughter of Mark & Misty Baker Brandon Reynolds, son of Arthur & Erika...

 

Brumbaugh-Antol Engagement

Melody and Douglas Brumbaugh of Little River, South Carolina (formerly of New Enterprise) and Kenneth and Sue Antol of Pittsburgh announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Jocelyn Nicole...

 

-From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen-

When I ask these questions on Facebook, I typically get a lot of responses and I read down through them before picking who gets to be in the column. One cookie response caught my eye from Lori Brubaker who said about cream cheese sugar cookies that...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This weekend, along with attending the Christmas festivities in Williamsburg, I will be preparing all of my cookie dough for the upcoming baking season. This past weekend, I discussed with my family the types of cookies they were wanting for this...

 

Woodbury Raises Millage to 0.739

The millage for Woodbury Township was raised during the December meeting on Dec. 2. The millage went from 0.671 to 0.739, which is about an increase of $7 on a $100,000 property. Craig Hamilton made the motion with Ed Clark seconding, and the motion...

 

Borough Votes Spur To Apply For Funding

SPUR owners Mike Biddle and Jordan Greaser attended the Dec. 6 Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to present two grant opportunities for the borough. One grant was from DCNR with regard to the acreage by the Cenveo property for planning. This...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    December 9, 2021

Library's Tree Lets Patrons Buy Books To Donate

Patrons have the chance to choose the books that a library receives this holiday season. The Williamsburg Public Library has its Book Wish Tree up for 2021, giving way for patrons to help donate books to the library. The tree was first utilized...

 

Christmas Festivities Slated for Saturday

On Saturday, Dec. 11, Williamsburg will be having its annual Christmas Parade headlined by a visit from the star himself, Santa Claus. The lineup will begin at 1 p.m. at the Williamsburg Elementary...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    December 9, 2021

Woodbury Borough Sees Mayor Applicant

On Dec. 6, Woodbury Borough held its last meeting for 2021. All members were in attendance, and Jordan Pabon, resident of Woodbury, was there to observe the meeting. No mayor report was given due to...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    December 9, 2021

The Love Story of Potter Creek Part 1

In addition to the Benjamin Lyons family of Salemville, there was another colored family living a short distance away whose story somehow entwines with the family name of Lyons. The Robert R. Love family lived not far from New Enterprise in...

 

PennDOT Releases District 9 Construction Season Results

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the many highway improvements that took place across PennDOT District 9 during the 2021 construction season, in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties....

 

The Herald Makes Journey to Montana

While visiting with relatives and hunting in Montana, Steve Walk of Cove Lane Road, Roaring Spring, takes a break in Bozeman displaying a copy of the Morrisons Cove Herald. The Herald goes...

 

WISE Women of Blair County Award Fall 2021 Scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the Fall 2021 term. These scholarships are available to women residents of Blair County 21 years of age and older who have overcome adversity or discrimination in their...

 

Hollidaysburg Herald Closing Down Jan. 1

The Morrisons Cove Herald has announced that the Hollidaysburg Herald news website will be closing down on Jan. 1, 2022, according to Herald Editor Anna Baughman. “We just couldn’t get the advertiser and subscriber support that we were hoping...

 

Stillhunting

A couple years ago, my friend Brady Appleman had tagged a fine buck that he downed while sitting in a nice treestand. It was a buck to be proud of. That evening, my son, Bob, and Brady were...

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Updated Bowling Scores

Huntsman Bowling Center Morrisons Cove Memorial Park – Dec. 3, 2021 – Leader Board Men GAME Adam Hetrick 279 Mike Burns 279 Joe Over 267 SERIES Mike Burns 718 Adam Hetrick 702 Joe Over 692 Women GAME Liz Rhodes 265 Michelle Watson 225 Crystal...

 

Dragons Finish Outstanding Season with a Fight

After the Dragons performance throughout the season, they finally met their match against the Central Valley Warriors last Friday. The Dragons played a fantastic game, yet came up short with a 35-21 l...

 

Beekeepers to Meet in Blair County

The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet in Blair County on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Lighthouse in Altoona. This is the Christmas social. Those attended are asked to bring a dish to share and a small gift for bee bingo. No...

 

Nominations for Claysburg Hall Of Fame Due This Month

The people selected will be inducted into the Claysburg Hall of Fame in April, 2022. The people that you are recommending can be from any walk of life from military, professional, government, sports,...

 

Bedford County 'Historian of the Year' Nominations Open

The Bedford County Historical Society is seeking nominations for “Historian of the Year” for 2021. The nominee will be honored at the Annual Banquet on Saturday, April 23, 2022, held at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob. CRITERIA: Any...

 

Kettle Donations Help the Needy

The Martinsburg Service Unit of The Salvation Army is beginning another year of assisting families and individuals. The annual kettle drive is officially under way. Remington LaRae, 2 1/2, daughter...

 
 By LUGENE SHELLY    News    December 9, 2021

Home for the Holidays at Homewood

On the evening of Dec. 3, the residents of Homewood at Martinsburg and their guests were treated to a Christmas concert by the Altoona Symphony Orchestra called Home for the Holidays. The live presentation was held in the Givler Cultural Center on...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    December 9, 2021

Martinsburg Church of God Giving Trees Away This Weekend

On Dec. 11, Martinsburg Church of God will be hosting a Christmas tree giveaway. This event is the fourth of its kind; the first two were held at Woodbury Church of God and the third at Martinsburg. The trees will come from Brush Creek Evergreens in...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 9, 2021

Assault Lands Freedom Twp. Man Behind Bars

A Duncansville man is facing charges after police said he assaulted a Freedom Township man who hired him to do carpentry work in his home. According to Freedom Township police, on Nov. 21, Samuel J. Lloyd, 26, was doing work inside the home on Anders...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 9, 2021

Claysburg-Kimmel Superintendent Announces Retirement This Summer

Claysburg-Kimmel School District Superintendent Darren McLaurin is retiring effective this summer. McLaurin informed the board of his decision last week, saying it was time he moves on. McLaurin was hired to take the reins at Claysburg-Kimmel in...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 9, 2021

Pa. State Superior Court Upholds Sentence of RS Woman's Killer

A Woodbury man who was originally sentenced to life in prison for his part in a 2015 murder but was resentenced twice since then after the U.S. Supreme Court decided life without parole for juvenile...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    December 9, 2021

M-burg Borough Council Says Goodbye To Linda Smith After 12 Years of Service

During the last meeting of 2021, Martinsburg Borough Council thanked Councilmember Linda Smith for her 12 years of service, as Smith did not run for another term on council. Smith started on the counc...

 

SCSD Board of Directors Fills Two-Year Seat

Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger administered the oath of office to the newly elected board members: Amy Acker-Knisely, John Biddle, Charles Gojmerac and Linda Smith at the Monday,...

 

Herald Posts Photos of Central Dragons' 2021 Football Season

The Morrisons Cove Herald has opened a gallery of photos from the Central Dragons' spectacular 2021 football season. The gallery is available on the Herald's Facebook page. All photos were taken by Ga...

 

2021 High School Winter Sports Rosters

Central Varsity Boys Basketball Seniors: Xander Mottern (6’2”), Tyrell Rolle (6’2”) Juniors: Seth Bean (6’), Rylan Daugherty (6’1”), Eli Lingenfelter (6’1”), Kade Rhule (5’6”), Shalen Yingling (5’11”) Sophomores: Brady...

 

Central Boys Basketball

Coach: Paul Frederick Number of Years as Head Coach: 3rd Year League: Laurel Highlands 2020 Record: 14-5 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Eli Lingenfelter, Hunter Smith, Seth Bean, Rylan Daugherty...

 

Central Girls Basketball

Coach: Drew Ebersole Number of Years as Head Coach: Second League: Laurel Highland 2020 Record: 11-7 Returning Starters: Bailey Heuston, Leah Johnston, Kat Longenecker, Bralyn Ellis Other Returning...

 

Central Wresting

Coach: David Marko Number of Years as Head Coach: 26 League: Laurel Highland Conference 2020 Record: 0-5 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Jaxon Matthews, Wyatt Holsinger, John Pulcine Newcomers:...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Boys Basketball

Coach: Mike Harris Number of Years as Head Coach: 7th (12 overall; 5 at Tyrone) League: ICC (South) 2020 Record: 2-16 overall; 2-10 league Returning Starters: Wyatt Buell, Josh Emeigh, Zeek Barr...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Girls Basketball

Coach: Jess Veverka Number of Years as Head Coach: 7 League: ICC South 2020 Record: 12-8 Returning Starters: Baily Garver, Rebekah Claar Strengths: “Leadership from our returning starters, number of players.” Concerns: “Lack of experience....

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Wrestling

Coach: James Dodson Number of Years as Head Coach: 2 League: ICC Coach's Record: 0-5 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Zack Megreary, Cole Claycomb, Anthony Megreary Newcomers: Ethan Claycomb, Cameron Nebelski, Mark Lattieri, Haydyn Lamborn, Elijah...

 

Lady Pirates Basketball

Coach: Amy Hileman Number of Years as Head Coach: 3 years League: Inter-County Conference (North division) 2020 Record: Overall: 11-4, League: 9-2 Returning Starters: Krista Simpson, Kendel Norris,...

 

Williamsburg Boys Basketball

Coach: Brock Anders Number of Years as Head Coach: 14 years total – 2-Huntingdon Area High School (18-31), 6-East Juniata High School (78-59), 6-Williamsburg (57-56) League: ICC North 2020 Record:...

 

Northern Bedford Wrestling

Coach: Brian Dutchcot Number of Years as Head Coach: 11 at NBC and overall League: ICC 2020 Record: 3-8 Returning Starters: Derek Beach, Reyan Imler, Dillian Walker, Drew Childers, Rece Dibert, Eion...

 

Northern Bedford Girls Basketball

Coach: Jon Ewart Number of Years as Head Coach: 4th Year League: ICC South 2020 Record: 3-13 Returning Starters: Makayla Hall, Emily Heck, Ashley Kichman Other Returning Letterwinners: Deerin Davis,...

 

Northern Bedford Boys Basketball

Coach: A.J. Weyant Number of Years as Head Coach: 3 Seasons (1st Northern Bedford) League: ICC South 2020 Record: 14-7 Returning Letterwinners: Mason Detterline, Cullen Lloyd, Collin Yeatts...

 

Nearly $36 Million Approved for Community Revitalization Projects

Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of nearly $36 million to 220 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. The funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) supports nonprofits, businesses, and resident projects in d...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    December 9, 2021

Martinsburg Mennonite Church Provides Events For Holiday Season

On Sunday, Dec. 5, Martinsburg Mennonite Church's congregation enjoyed special music by flutist Linda Furry. Other activities are being planned for this month as well. Clothed by Grace will be open...

 

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