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PennDOT Reducing Speed Limits on Local Highways

Due to the snowstorm hitting the region, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on roadways in the region. PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the... Full story

 

Herald Office Closed Dec. 16

Due to the snowstorm, the Morrisons Cove Herald office is closed this afternoon, Dec. 16. The office will reopen Thursday, Dec. 17, once employees can get to work safely....

 

Martinsburg Library Adjusting Services

The Martinsburg Community Library will adjust services from Monday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Jan. 3. The library will be open during its regular hours (except for Saturdays) for appointments and contactless pick-up only. Hours will be 1 to 8 p.m.... Full story

 

Christmas Concert with The Isaacs Set for Dec. 11 Has Been Cancelled

The Christmas concert with The Isaacs, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Champion Life Church in downtown Altoona, has been cancelled due to Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 restrictions.... Full story

 

Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Announce New Protective Mitigation Efforts

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Dec. 10 implored Pennsylvanians to take the next three weeks and stand united against the virus by adhering to existing mitigation orders and stricter... Full story

 

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center will be implementing a Zero-Visitation Policy

Effective Dec. 11, 2020, for the safety of its patients, staff and providers, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is implementing visitor restrictions in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the community. Visitors will not be allowed...

 

DEATH RECORD

BAKER – Mary L., 95, Altoona, formerly of New Enterprise BURNSHIRE – Martha M., 80, Brooks Mills FERRY – Thomas R., 79, Martinsburg FOOR – Sandra K., 76, Roaring Spring GRAFFIUS – the Rev. Charles Homer, 92, Whitewater, Wis. HECK ...

 

MARY L. BAKER

Mary L. Baker, 95, of Altoona, formerly of New Enterprise, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at Amber Terrace at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born March 19, 1925, in New Enterprise,...

 

'O Come, All Ye Faithful'

The popular Christmas carol "O Come, All Ye Faithful" traces its history back several centuries. While the lyrics to the song have been attributed to various authors, the text is most often credited...

 

MARTHA M. BURNSHIRE

Martha M. Burnshire, 80, of Brooks Mills, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born Sept. 26, 1940, in Huntingdon, the daughter of the late Daniel K. and Alice (Lott) Moffett. She...

 

THOMAS R. FERRY

Thomas R. Ferry, 79, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. He was born April 25, 1941, in Yellow Creek, a son of Donald R. and Cora May (Steele) Ferry. Surviving are a son, Thomas R. Ferry Jr. (Elizabeth); a daughter, Susan Johnson...

 

SANDRA K. FOOR

Sandra K. Foor, 76, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born Aug. 22, 1944, in Altoona, daughter of...

 

THE REV. CHARLES HOMER GRAFFIUS

The Rev. Charles Homer Graffius was promoted to glory on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at the age of 92, due to COVID-19, in Fort Atkinson, Wis. Surviving are his son, Donald (Linda) Graffius of New...

 

WAYNE HECK

Wayne Heck, 80, of Hopewell, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at UPMC Western Maryland Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1940, in Altoona, son of the late George and Betty (Guyer) Heck. Surviving are...

 

SARA K. (STAPLETON) MILLER

Sara K. (Stapleton) Miller, 89, of Roaring Spring, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. She was born Feb. 20, 1931, in Bakers Summit, daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Wyl...

 

Blair County DUI Task Force Announces Results of Patrol

The Blair County DUI Task Force conducted a roving patrol on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Police stopped 78 individuals, issuing 55 citations or warnings for vehicular violations. Two arrest warrants were served, and one person was charged with resisting...

 

Patriots to Meet Dec. 12

The quarterly meeting of the frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 12, at Hoss's Steak and Seafood House, 4308 Business 220, Bedford. CDC guidelines will be adhered to. The Frontier...

 

BETTY A. PITTMAN

Betty A. Pittman, 101, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Brooks Mills, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at the home. Betty was born April 12, 1919, in Leamersville, the daughter of...

 

ANNA R. RITCHEY

Anna B. Ritchey, 92, of Everett, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born April 19, 1928, in Woodbury, a daughter of the late Mark H. and Martha B. (Sell) Bulger....

 

MICHELE M. SULLIVAN

Michele M. Sullivan, 59, of Roaring Spring, went to her eternal home Saturday morning, Dec. 5, 2020, at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. She was born March 16, 1961, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late G. Norman and...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear November, Thank you for giving us all the last joys of the growing season of the year 2020. On your second day you blasted us with fierce, snowy winds and we thought we missed the boat, as far...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    December 10, 2020

LifePoint Health Names Nason a National Quality Leader

LifePoint Health held a ceremony Nov. 17 honoring Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. This event was held with the pandemic restrictions in mind. Forty attendees were in a tent at any...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    December 10, 2020

Greenfield Supervisors Set 2021 Budget

Greenfield Township supervisors approved their 2021 budget at their monthly meeting Dec. 1. Next year’s budget has been set at $786,659. The figure is 6 percent less than the 2020 budget. The township is “anticipating a decrease in tax...

 

Fund Drive Nears 95%

The Martinsburg Community Fund has reached almost 95 percent of its campaign goal of $43,000. As of Dec. 4, $40,617 had been received from businesses and residents. The 2020 fund drive will support 15 charitable agencies that do work in the...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    December 10, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Here is a statement you can trust, one that fully deserves to be accepted (indeed, it is for this that we toil and strive): we have our hope set on a living God who is the deliverer of all humanity,...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Isaiah 1:10-17 Isaiah 1:18-20 Isaiah 2:1-5 Isaiah 6:1-7 Isaiah 6:8-12 Isaiah 7:12-14 St. Luke 1:26-38 I am inviting Isaiah to the Christmas Story. He lived some 700 years before...

 

Santa Claus to Visit Vicksburg Church Dec. 19

Santa Clause will be at the Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. The church will have a setup for those special pictures with Santa Claus. Free gifts will be given out to children in sixth grade and under. Mrs. Clause,...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    December 10, 2020

Mother and Daughter Combine Businesses And Form 'The Garage' in Woodbury

A new business opened in August at 2673 Woodbury Pike, Woodbury. "The Garage" is a mixture of authentic, rustic, classic and chic. This business is a combination of two businesses in one. It is home...

 

ACM's Nursing Program Ranked No. 1 in Nation

Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland, has the top ranked accredited online LPN to RN program in the nation for 2021 according to RegisteredNursing.org. ACM, which has a campus in Everett, was also awarded this special ranking in 2019. The...

 

Christmas Season Kicks Off with Parade

Martinsburg held its annual Christmas parade Saturday morning, Dec. 5....

 

Holiday Gifts To Spark Home Improvement

People have spent more time at home in 2020 than they likely have in years past. This has provided homeowners with plenty of time to ponder potential upgrades to their homes. After taking inventory...

 

Steps for Hanging Lights Outdoors

It begins to look a lot like Christmas when twinkling lights brighten up homes inside and out. Few things liven up the season more than holiday decorations, particularly clear and colored lights. Prio...

 

Did You Know?

Investing in a home renovation project not only requires money, but also time and patience. While contractors, architects and designers can estimate how long a project may take, it is impossible to anticipate all of the scenarios that can affect...

 

Prevent Frozen Pipes While Traveling

During winter, many people plan vacations to warmer climates so they can enjoy a relaxing respite from the snow and ice. While travelers are enjoying the sand and surf, their homes may be in danger...

 

How to Prevent Slips and Falls in the Bathroom

Bathrooms can serve as sanctuaries, providing a warm tub to soak in after a long, weary day or a private place to retire for a few minutes of peace and quiet. Bathrooms also can be dangerous places, a...

 

Common Home Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Some of the most common and dangerous emergency situations occur at home. Precautionary measures can make homes as safe as possible, but accidents can still happen. The National Safety Council says...

 

Home Repairs That Can Sink Budgets Fast

A home is the most substantial investment many people will ever make. Once down payments have been made and closing costs have been paid, homeowners may still be staring down sizable expenses as they...

 

Basement Remodeling Tips

A basement remodeling project can add valuable and usable space to a home. For many years, homeowners overlooked the potential of a basement remodel, perhaps thinking it would not be a smart return on...

 

Public Notices

Estate Notice Estate of Audrey J. Glass, a/k/a Audrey Jeanne Glass, late of Newry Borough, Blair County, PA, deceased. Letters testamentary on said estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are requested to make... Full story

 

Season's Greetings from Memorial Park

Season’s Greetings from Morrisons Cove Memorial Park: In our annual Christmas letter to the Cove, we would like to take a moment to look back at our accomplishments this past year and let our community know our plans going forward for the...

 

C-burg Salvation Army Asks for Assistance

It is time again to kick off the 2020 Claysburg Salvation Army Service Unit Campaign. Unfortunately we are faced with a COVID-19 pandemic that is getting worse. If there is any bellringing this year, it will be limited, and that has been the main sou...

 

Book Wish Tree 2020 At W-burg Library

It’s that time of year again. The Book Wish Tree is up and decorated at the Williamsburg Public Library! Many of our patrons’ favorite best-selling authors grace the tree this year as well as some new additions for our collection. What is the...

 

Hand Hurt in Fodder Cutter

Herald of Dec. 5, 1895 Harry Liebegott of Martinsburg was assisting Smouse & Brown in cutting corn fodder at the premises of T.S. Isenberg, south of town, when his right had was caught in the gearing of the fodder cutter, crushing and lacerating...

 

Deer Frightened by Hunters

Herald of Dec. 10, 1920 A letter from A.M. Snowberger, a former Cove resident, who with others had taken a trip to the South. The letter was written from Fruitland Park, Fla. Mr. Snowberger, his brother David M., wife and daughter, and Daniel Baird,...

 

Cove Men Return Home

Herald of Dec. 6, 1945 A number of the members of the Martinsburg council were deer hunting the first part of the week, hence a quorum for the regular meeting on Monday evening could not be obtained. At the meeting of the Martinsburg Fire company to...

 

Nason Hospital Needs Funds

Herald of Dec. 10, 1970 Martinsburg borough officials in a letter to the Post Office Department this week have appealed to postal authorities to give approval to a site on the main square for a new post office. Nason Hospital has issued an appeal to...

 

Museum Honors Stern

Herald of Dec. 7, 1995 Loa Joan Stern of Roaring Spring RD was named the 1995 recipient of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art’s Lee Atkyns Memorial Award for Artistic Distinction Saturday at the museum in Loretto. Mrs. Stern had been active in...

 

Cove Relay Honored

Herald of Dec. 9, 2010 Chief Oil & Gas, LLC., a Dallas-based company, has set up operations near Blue Knob, Juniata Township, Blair County to drill for natural gas. The company reported in January that drilling of a well had begun. The Cove Relay...

 

12 Ways to Maximize Vertical Space

Who hasn't, at one point in their lives, lamented a lack of space and organization at home? A lifetime's worth of items have to be kept somewhere, and without the right organizational strategy,...

 

How to Winterize a Vacant Home

A vast migration takes place when the temperatures begin to drop in the northernmost areas of the United States and even parts of Canada. No, it has nothing to do with feathered friends finding new...

 

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