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 News    July 9, 2020 

East Freedom Township Fire Hall Turkey Dinner to be Offered Sunday, July 12

There was an error in an advertisement on Page B-6 of the July 9, 2020, edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald. The Freedom Township Fire Hall turkey dinner event is on Sunday, July 12. An incorrect date appears in the advertisement. The turkey dinner... Full story

 
 By Helena Bassler    News    July 9, 2020 

Memorial Church of the Brethren is distributing milk

The Memorial Church of the Brethren is distributing milk July 9. The event is made possible by various local dairy organizations. This milk distribution event is part of the Federal CARES Act, the...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Fire Company Ox Roast Set For July 17-18 In M-burg

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its largest fundraiser of the year – the annual Ox Roast Festival – Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 18, starting at 11 a.m. each day at the Alley Kitchen at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Food will...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

MORE MILK POURING INTO BLAIR COUNTY AS LOCAL DAIRY FARMER TEAMS UP WITH FARM BUREAU & IMLER'S POULTRY

More than 4,000 of gallons of milk arrived in Blair County on July 7 and will be distributed to local families through food pantries, churches and shelters as a result of a collaboration between the Blair County Farm Bureau, local dairy farmer Jennif...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 9, 2020 

Blair Nursing Homes Recognized for 'Exemplary Service'

The Blair County Emergency Management Agency on Thursday, July 2, recognized Blair County's nursing homes to recognize their exemplary service during the COVID-19 pandemic Mark Taylor, Blair County...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Alto Model Train Museum to Hold Open House July 17-18 at Altoona

The Alto Model Train Museum Association will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, at 1117 Ninth Ave., Altoona, across the street from Altoona Pipe and Steel. An open house will continue each month on the...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Capt. Phillips Memorial Event Moved to 2021

Capt. Phillips Memorial Event Moved to 2021 The Frontier Patriots chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution has postponed an event originally scheduled for July 18, a Ceremony of Remembrance which honors the memory of the Capt. Phillips Rangers...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Altoona Rotary Club Aids Area Organizations with 'Grapes for Good' Funding

The Rotary Club of Altoona sent more than $27,000 in checks to area organizations to fund their operations, events, and projects. Blair County organizations were encouraged earlier this year to apply for grants based on the proceeds raised from the...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor 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. Toda la información viene...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

El Departamento de Sauld Proportional Actualización de COVID-19

El Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania hoy confirmó a las 12:00 a.m., el 6 de julio, que hay 450 casos positivos adicionales de COVID-19, lo que eleva el total estatal a 90,304. Los 67 condados en Pensilvania tienen casos de COVID-19. Se han...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 9, 2020 

Woodbury Council Still Has Open Mayor Position

Woodbury Borough Council held its monthly meeting on Monday, July 6. Wayne Brumbaugh, who considered the open mayor’s position, was in attendance but declined. Brumbaugh is interested in the role of Majority Inspector. He told council he will...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 9, 2020 

South Woodbury Twp. Remembers Bob Detwiler

The supervisors of South Woodbury Township met on Tuesday, July 7. Supervisor Rick Musselman remembered the late Bob Detwiler, a community member who was also on the planning committee for the township. Detwiler served the community in many...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Penn State Extension To Offer Pesticide Applicator Correspondence Course

Penn State Extension is offering a correspondence course for certified private and commercial agronomic pesticide applicators. This offering is meant to provide an educational delivery method that some may prefer or require because of computer or int...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

State Fire Commissioner Opens $50 Million Grant Program to Support Fire, Rescue and EMS Companies Affected by COVID-19

Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego announced July 8 that the Office of State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) opened registration on July 6 for state grants aimed at providing direct financial relief to fire, rescue and emergency medical...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 9, 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...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    July 9, 2020 

Memorial Park Reports 'Successful' J4; Profit Expected

Visitors to Morrisons Cove Memorial Park's annual Fourth of July Celebration did not let coronavirus derail their excitement. With so many events around the region cancelled due to COVID-19, the...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Open Letter from the Clinic for Special Children to the Plain Community

March 20th, 2020 Dear Friends, Ensuring your safety and well-being is at the heart of our mission at the Clinic for Special Children (CSC). In that spirit, we are taking steps to protect you and your... Full story

 
 By Helena Bassler    News    July 9, 2020 

Cove School Districts Say Good-bye to Experienced Teachers

This year has been tough on everyone, especially teachers. In about the course of a week, they had to switch to online teaching, which is far from anything they are familiar with. The end of a...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Two R.S. Men Charged with Firearm Purchase Violation

Two Roaring Spring men are awaiting their preliminary hearings after being charged with a third-degree felony of false written statement in the purchase of a firearm. Terry Michael Pronchick, 41 of Roaring Spring, attempted to purchase a firearm at...

 

Gov. Wolf: 'Wear a mask, Pennsylvania'

Reiterating the mandate of the mask-wearing order Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed July 1, Governor Tom Wolf again July 2 advised all Pennsylvanians that wearing masks when outside the home is mandatory. “As we approach the Fourth of July ho... Full story

 

COVID-19 Claims Life of Cherished Cove Resident

Longtime New Enterprise resident, farmer and community supporter Robert "Bob" Detwiler is being remembered by his community as a kind of perpetual motion machine. Detwiler, 84, died from complications...

 

Gov. Wolf: Sec. of Health Signs Expanded Mask-Wearing Order

Expanding on the business safety order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Gov. Tom Wolf on July 1 announced a new order signed by Dr. Levine that takes the mask-wearing... Full story

 

Park's J4 Celebration Continues Through Friday, July 3

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg has announced three free concerts, a tractor pull and a fireworks show to conclude its J4 festivities week. The park encompasses over 20 acres, which will provide ample room for social distancing, said...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 2, 2020

Roaring Spring, Williamsburg Lions Clubs Hold Banner Exchange

John Harker, district governor representing the Roaring Spring Lions Club, held his final event on Friday, June 26, at the Lions Club at Shawnee Park, Roaring Spring. The event was an appreciation...

 

Martinsburg Community Library to Reopen Doors Monday, July 6

The Martinsburg Community Library will open its doors to the public on Monday, July 6, for regular business hours. Hours will be as follows: 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, closed Wednesdays, 1 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

 

W-burg to Hold Fireworks July 4

Fireworks will be set off at approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, at the Grace Pointe Community Church. This year’s show will be sponsored by Prough’s Masonry, Norris Heating and Air Conditioning, Middle West Spirits and Dixon Properties...

 

Bedford County EMA Urges Residents to Use Masks

Bedford County’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director said he’s concerned that politics is getting in the way of people protecting themselves and their fellow residents from the coronavirus and COVID-19. “Bedford county people are good...

 

Roaring Spring Substation Gets an Upgrade

Penelec has upgraded the substation near Roaring Spring, at the corner of Cove Mountain Road (State Route 164) and SR 36. A Penelec spokesman said that the upgrades were started in late 2019 and have...

 

2020 Ag Parade Video Posted

On June 30, 2020, Martinsburg borough hosted the Cove's beloved annual Ag Parade. The Herald covered the parade by going live on Facebook so those who couldn’t make it to the parade in person could still enjoy the event. Our videographer, Helena... Full story

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 2, 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...

 

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor 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...

 

AAA: Pennsylvania Gas Prices Rise As Demand Ramps Up Nationwide

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is three cents higher this week at $2.479 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states saw larger pump price increases compared to recent...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    July 2, 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 Karen Bassler    News    July 2, 2020

D. Merl Tipton VFW Seeking New Members; Funnel Cake Sale Still Held

The D. Merl Tipton VFW Post 43 is accepting new members. Don Hunter, current commander, and Tammy Hunter, Auxiliary treasurer and Don's wife, think everyone should join. Because of the coronavirus...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    July 2, 2020

D. Merl Tipton VFW Funnel Cake Sale Being Held Now

The D. Merl Tipton VFW Post 43 Auxiliary has been selling its Cove-renowned funnel cakes again this year at The Park’s Fourth of July celebration week. This is the Auxiliary’s biggest fundraiser for the year. Almost three-quarters of its funds...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    July 2, 2020

We Made Some Sailors Smile!

The crew of the USS Oak Hill was very happy to receive the gifts sent from our community. This photo was sent in an email to Karen Bassler, who organized the donation drop-off. The USS Oak Hill was...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    July 2, 2020

Porch Hoodlums Run Loose in Roaring Spring

Last Saturday morning, Stephanie Rhodes of Roaring Spring awoke to find that her porch furniture and that of two other neighbors had been removed from their front porches and put neatly on the...

 

Commonwealth Announces CARES Act Funding Available for Dairy Industry

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announced June 16 the availability of $40 million in funding through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and food security programs, following months of u... Full story

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    News    July 2, 2020

How to Cultivate a Productive Mindset

Special thanks to Michigan State University Extension for these helpful tips as we all manage through challenging times. There are many factors in agriculture that farmers have no control over....

 
 By Helena Bassler    News    July 2, 2020

F.M. Mellott Antique Machines

Fred Mellott owns and operates F.M. Mellott & Sons, a truck repair shop in New Enterprise, Pennsylvania. Fred and some of his antique machines will be at the Antique Truck & Construction...

 

Herald Office Closed Friday, July 3

The Morrisons Cove Herald office will be closed on Friday, July 3, in honor of the July 4th holiday. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 6....

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    June 25, 2020

Herald to Live-Stream Ag Parade on Facebook

The Morrisons Cove Herald is making plans to live-stream the Ag Parade this year on the Herald's Facebook page. The 38th Annual Ag Parade in Martinsburg will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, rain or shine. The route has been changed this year. For...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 25, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

By ALLAN J. BASSLER Publisher 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...

 

Making Quite a Difference!

Rick (at left) and Matt Reasy begin scraping the side of the office building of Haberstroh, Sullivan & George, LLP, on Friday, while Todd Stock paints window trim at the rear of the building. The...

 
 By Amy Keith    News    June 25, 2020

Cove Adapts J4 to COVID Conditions

The Cove continues to respond with creativity and resiliency to the challenges faced by COVID-19 restrictions. The usual J4 celebration sponsored by Morrisons Cove Memorial Park and involving all segments of the community kicks off Friday and...

 

Roaring Spring to Make Main Street Two-Way Again

Roaring Spring Borough Council has approved a plan to make East Main Street a two-way street again, according to Borough Manager Lisa Peel. Peel said that borough council approved a plan at its regular meeting this month on June 8, to restore...

 

PSP Release DUI Arrest Totals

The Pennsylvania State Police announced on June 18 that troopers made 22,139 driving-under-the-influence (DUI) arrests in 2019, which reflects a 10 percent increase from the total number of DUI arrests (20,143) in 2018. In addition, troopers...

 

Drivers May Schedule Appointments for Skills Tests Through PennDOT

PennDOT is reminding any customer in need of an appointment for a skills test, including motorcycle skills tests, may now schedule online by visiting www.dmv.pa.gov or by contacting the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services Call Center at (717)...

 

American Cancer Society Suspends Relay for Life Of the Cove on June 27

Due to the impact of COVID-19, local community volunteers, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society have chosen to suspend this year’s Relay For Life of the Cove event that was scheduled to take place at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field...

 

National All-American Dairy Show Scheduled For September Cancelled

The 2020 All-American Dairy Show has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. The show was originally scheduled to run Sept. 12-16, 2020, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. “Agriculture and youth are the foundation of...

 

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