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 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    June 25, 2020

Spring Cove Lines Up Grants; Approves $29 Million Budget

Spring Cove School District Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker spoke of the district’s 2020 graduating class with pride at the Monday, June 22, virtual school board meeting. Baker said, “I am extremely pleased that all 142 seniors completed their...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    June 25, 2020

Greenfield Township Approves Line-Painting and Paving Projects

The Greenfield Township supervisors voted to approve line painting on Sheetz Way, Corporate Boulevard and Corporate Boulevard Extension at their regular monthly meeting, June 3. The $2,985 project will include restriping faded lines and the painting...

 

Municipal and Police Reports

Blair DUI Task Force On Saturday June 13, 2020, officers of the Blair DUI Task Force made their presence known locally by conducting a DUI roving patrol. The following results are from the detail: • 67 individual contacts • 60 citations or...

 

Man Charged With Endangering Welfare of Children

Joseph Claude Brown, 29 of Claysburg, is being charged by police with endangering the welfare of children after an incident on June 4. According to court records, Chief Ronald J. Sharkey, Sr. of Greenfield Township Police, and Chief Terry Dellinger...

 

Pennsylvania Gas Prices Jump 9 Cents This Week

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is nine cents higher this week at $2.440 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Weekly increases were minimal for the majority of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region...

 

Roaring Spring Traffic Stop Results in Felony Drug Charges

Two Roaring Spring men are being charged with felony drug crimes after a routine traffic stop. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford, at approximately 9:12 a.m. on May 21, a white Ford Mustang driven by James B. Weir was pulled over for an...

 

Thank you, Subscribers

A message to Herald subscribers from Publisher Allan J. Bassler: When the state ordered business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, many local businesses closed down. Since they were closed,...

 

Northern Bedford County Schools Plans Outdoor Graduation Ceremony

The Northern Bedford County School District Board met Tuesday, June 16, for an in-person meeting. The board had several items of importance to discuss including approval of the 2020-21 school year calendar as well as the budget for the upcoming...

 

Gobernador Wolf: Se requiere usar máscara, crítica para detener la propagación del COVID-19

El gobernador Tom Wolf recordó el 18 de junio a los pennsylvaniaes que se requiere el uso de máscaras al entrar en cualquier negocio en todos los condados del estado en las fases amarilla y verde de reapertura. Las máscaras se consideran...

 

NPC's Steward Named Pa. FBLA Businessperson of the Year

NPC Inc., a leader in print and digital communications has announced that its human resources director Sherri Steward was named Businessperson of the Year by the Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders o...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    June 25, 2020

Claysburg-Kimmel School Board Approves $13 Million Budget for 2020-21

Claysburg-Kimmel school directors gave final approval to the 2020-21 budget during their June 10 meeting. Expenditures for the next fiscal year in the budget will be $13,402,378 million and the revenue is $12,516,011 million, a deficit of $ 886,367....

 

Cove Uses Community Yard Sale to Help Restore 'Normalcy'

The Cove community is not the only place using a community yard sale to revive a sense of normalcy. Like the Cove Community Yard Sale, a community yard sale in Ridgway, Pa., is sponsored by the local...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 25, 2020

Residents Failing to Return Surveys Holding Back Ganister Sewer Project

At the regular Catharine Township meeting on June 18, Blair County Planning Director David McFarland gave an update to supervisors on the Ganister sewer project funding. McFarland said that six residents in the Ganister area still have not returned... Full story

 

State Agency Explains What it Means to be 'Rural' In Pennsylvania

There is no one definition of rural. At the federal level, there are no fewer than seven definitions of rural and urban. Each definition is accurate, but each measures different aspects of rural and... Full story

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 25, 2020

Williamsburg School Board Approves Summer, Fall Sports Health Protections

The Williamsburg Community School Board unveiled its health and safety plan for summer practices and fall sports during its June 18 regular meeting. Superintendent Lisa Murgas said she worked with the PIAA to develop a plan of safety procedures for...

 

Experts: Asian Giant Hornets Currently Not A Concern For Pa.

Recent alarming news reports aside, Asian giant hornets – sometimes referred to, hyperbolically, as “murder hornets” – are not an immediate concern in the Northeast, nor are they likely to be for a long time, if ever, according to an entomolo...

 

Home Food Preservation Webinar Series to Be Offered by PS Extension

Best practices in home food preservation techniques will be the focus of a Penn State Extension webinar series with topics ranging from pressure canning to pickling and drying. • Water Bath Canning: June 30, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and July 15,...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 18, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

 

Ag Parade Is a 'Go' for Tuesday, June 30

Due to the public outcry to reverse the cancelation of the Morrisons Cove Agricultural Parade, the parade committee, Martinsburg Borough Council, Memorial Park, PennDOT and State Rep. Jim Gregory...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    June 18, 2020

A New Ag Parade Feature: Show Your Creativity!

This is a year of doing things a little differently. As a community, the people of the Cove are doing their best to maintain tradition while taking precautions to keep everyone safe. George Replogle thinks this is a great time to add a little...

 

SC Teachers Donate While Teaching Remotely

During their time teaching their students from home, the teachers of the Spring Cove School District through the Spring Cove Education Association donated almost $1,700 to two local food banks/pantries and to three local volunteer fire companies to...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    June 18, 2020

Revised Celebration Kicked Off by Next Community Yard Sale

Many people were in their garages this past weekend preparing for the upcoming Community Yard Sales. The Herald has had a few people call for a spot in the yard beside the Herald. “We’ve got lots of space but the whole yard is not the...

 

Little Miss Morrisons Cove Pageant Set for Mon., June 29

The Little Miss Spring Cove Pageant is back. The pageant will be held on Monday, June 29, in the Kenneth and Gladys Weaver Banquet Hall at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. Age groups will be based on grade just completed: pre-school...

 

MUNICIPAL

Motor Vehicle Accident Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford, reported that at 11:10 a.m. April 6, Daniel N. Nolt, 21, New Enterprise, was riding his bicycle east on the 3900 block of Brumbaugh Road, South Woodbury Township and turned in front of a...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 18, 2020

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus de nuevo. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. La información viene de las fuentes que están enumerado...

 

Local Funds Helps Small Business Stay Open; Give Back

A fund set up by local business owners to help Blair County business owners is already showing results, according to organizers. Warner's Florist, Gifts and Greenhouses in Hollidaysburg recently...

 

June 2, 2020, Primary Election Results: Bedford and Blair Counties

The following are the results of the Primary Election held June 2, 2020 in Pennsylvania. Blair and Bedford county results are summarized. For full results, go to the county election office or check the county’s website. These results were not...

 

VFW Post 43 Receives Box for Unusable Flags

The D. Merl Tipton VFW Post 43, Martinsburg, now has a box for persons to deposit unusable flags, which will be properly disposed of at a later date at a Flag Retirement Ceremony. Auxiliary Member Jim...

 

The Wall That Heals to Arrive July 23 in Bedford

The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to Bedford County this summer from July 23-26. Bedford County Commissioner Josh Lang has been instrumental in bringing the Wall That Heals to...

 

Blair, Bedford Counties Not Leading In Population Increase or Decline

By THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE DATA CENTER South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania continue to be the fastest growing areas of the state along with pockets around the city of Pittsburgh and State...

 

Blair County Chamber, U.S. Chamber Partnering On Initiative

The Blair County Chamber has announced that it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. The Blair County chamber will join the U.S. Chamber’s national town hall event on June 25...

 

Inkwell to Meet Via Zoom July 7

The monthly meeting of the Inkwell will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, via Zoom. Guest speaker award-winning author Stuart Horwitz will conduct the live-stream workshop “A Letter Writing Workshop.” This workshop will introduce writers to the...

 

Roaring Spring Municipal Authority Customers Under 'Boil Water' Notice Until Monday

All customers of the Roaring Spring Municipal Authority are on a "boil water" notice until at least Monday, June 15. The borough experienced at least three water main breaks starting around 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, according to borough... Full story

 
 By Amy Keith    News    June 11, 2020

Cove Rallies to Save Ag Parade from Becoming Another COVID Casualty

A post on Facebook Friday evening, June 5, caused a great outcry in the home of the “world’s largest small town parade.” The Morrisons Cove Parade Committee posted a graphic announcing: “Parade postponed out of consideration for public...

 

The Great 1963 Airport Safe Robbery

Jon W. Keim tells his story about the airport safe robbery in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania in 1963. He was a firefighter for 68 years and fire chief for 12 years. He and other Martinsburg firefighters...

 

This is Graduation in 2020

Williamsburg High School valedictorian Joseph Kunsman delivers the commencement address to his classmates who caravanned into the school's football stadium facility for the ceremony on Friday...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 11, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

 

Pa. Launches COVID-19 'Phased Reopening' County Dashboard

The Pa. Department of Health on June 5 launched an online dashboard to show county progress as Pennsylvania moves through the COVID-19 phased reopening plan. The dashboard breaks down four main categories that are used to determine if a county can mo...

 

Claysburg Little Miss Pageant Cancelled

Under an abundance of caution because of COVID-19 Pandemic, Diana G. Walter-Dively and her planning board have decided to cancel the 2020 Little Miss Claysburg Pageant in conjunction with Claysburg Area Community Days  originally scheduled to take...

 

El Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania lanza un panel de la reapertura escalona del condado de COVID-19

El Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania lanzó el 5 de junio un panel en línea para mostrar el progreso del condado a medida que Pensilvania se mueve a través del plan de reapertura por fases COVID-19. El panel desglosa cuatro categorías...

 

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus de nuevo. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. La información viene de las fuentes que están...

 

Primary Election Results Not Yet Available

The 2020 Primary Election was held on June 2, 2020. Election results were not available from Blair or Bedford counties before the Herald’s deadline for the June 11 edition. The Herald will publish the Primary Election results as soon as they are...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 11, 2020

Williamsburg High School Class of 2020

Applauses were car horns and attendees sat in cars circling the high school football field; "this is not the graduation we might have expected, but it's definitely one you will not forget," Michael...

 

Northern Bedford County High School Class of 2020

The Northern Bedford County School District held a virtual pre-recorded graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 28, 2020. The broadcast, viewed on the district's Facebook page and on the Only in the Cove...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 11, 2020

Central High School Class of 2020

In some ways, Spring Cove's 2020 graduation ceremony on June 3 was normal. It was held outside. The weather cooperated beautifully. There were smiles and cheers and tearful parents. There were...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    June 11, 2020

Claysburg-Kimmel High School Class of 2020

Unlike any other graduation before in school history, 62 seniors at Claysburg-Kimmel High School received their diplomas during a "drive-in" style commencement ceremony in the student parking lot behi...

 
 By DANETTE FEATHERS    News    June 11, 2020

Martinsburg Community Library Cancels 'Taste of the Cove'

The Martinsburg Community Library would like to thank the local community for your donations to our “Love Your Library” campaign this year. Your continued support allows us to fund the purchase of new materials, conduct programs for all ages and...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 11, 2020

Authority Urges Customers to Stop Flushing Wipes

During the June 2 regular meeting of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority, Williamsburg Borough Manager Joe Lansberry brought up to authority members ongoing issues with grinder pumps caused by the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 11, 2020

Dollar General Snowplow Dispute Set for July Hearing

Last year, the Williamsburg Borough council placed a lien against the Dollar General store in Williamsburg after council stated that the store failed to pay a bill for snow removal. Council stated at the June 1 regular borough council meeting that th...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 11, 2020

Woodbury Twp. Appoints Asst. Secretary/Treasurer

With current Secretary/Treasurer Eleanor Harclerode unavailable for an undetermined length of time, the Woodbury Township supervisors discussed the options of hiring an assistant secretary/treasurer to keep things running smoothly at the township. Du...

 

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