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Cove Relay for Life Held in Roaring Spring

The 18th annual Cove Relay for Life was held on June 22 at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field....

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Community to Come Together in Battle Against Cancer

The 18th year for the Relay for Life of the Cove event will be held only one day rather than the traditional two days. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 22, at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. Opening ceremonies will get underway...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    June 20, 2019 

Spring Cove Looking at 3% Tax Increase

The Spring Cove School Board’s Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, June 17, ended up being quite lengthy when the topic of discussion came to the proposed final millage rates and proposed final tax hike for the 2019-20 school year....

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Area Father, Daughter to Serve as Co-Ambassadors for Cove Relay for Life

The 2019 co-ambassadors for The Relay for Life of the Cove will feature father and daughter George R. Gilbert of Martinsburg and Shari Gilbert of Hollidaysburg. The one-day event will be held from 10...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Sealing the Streets

Roaring Spring Borough maintenance employees Doug Daughenbaugh and Wyatt Simington use the borough's new tar buggy to fill cracks in the road along Poplar Street. The machine will save the borough...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Incorrect Info for Fairview Cemetery Crew

In the June 13 edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald, incorrect submitted information said that Gilbert Hoover has 10 years of service and Byron Ferry 20 years of service as members of the maintenance crew at Fairview Cemetery in Martinsburg. Hoover...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 20, 2019 

Work Begins on Replogle School Road Near NE

The Board of Supervisors of South Woodbury Township met on Tuesday, June 4. Work has begun on the bridge on Replogle School Road. A detour is in place for motorists. Jeff R. Wos, CBSI Transportation from Keller Engineers, was present to discuss repla...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 20, 2019 

Golf Outing Raises Funds For Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial

According to statistics released last month by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there were 106 line-of-duty law enforcement deaths in the United States and its Puerto Rican territory in...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Service to Honor Fallen Officers

This year’s Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Service, hosted by the Blair County Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Foundation Inc., will be held at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, June 20, at the memorial site in front of the Blair County...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 20, 2019 

RS Borough Receives Funds for Demolition

The Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 10. Borough manager Lisa Peel informed council that the borough has been awarded $20,000 in demolition grants from the Blair County Demolition Fund. The award was...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Nason Home Health Receives 5-Star Rating

In its most recent report, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System recognized Nason Home Health with a five-star rating in both quality and patient satisfaction. According to the data, the Roaring Spring...

 

Blair Seeks Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement For 911 Addressing

In an effort to provide continued accurate and timely 911 dispatching services to its residents and assist those who use mobile/broadband based communication devices, Blair County is being proactive in its response to the Commonwealth of...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

PennDOT District 9 to Continue 'Plow' Program

PennDOT District 9 is continuing its “Paint the Plow” program. The success of the program is affording PennDOT the opportunity to continue the initiative to high schools and career technical school in each of the district’s six counties; Bedfor...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

CHS's Top Students Speak at Commencement

Central High School seniors Rachel L. McCready and Caden T. Hazenstab spoke in front of family, friends and classmates during commencement ceremonies on June 6 at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field....

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Nason Earns Accreditation For Heart Procedure

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, has earned full accreditation for compliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) program. The accreditation was awarded by Corazon. The Joint Commission...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Christ Church to Hold VBS June 24-28

Christ Church in Roaring Spring will host Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 24-28. The Knightlights ministry team from Bedford will facilitate the program, which will feature various puppets and skits. The theme...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    June 20, 2019 

91 Tons of Scrap Metal Collected in Greenfield

During Greenfield Township’s cleanup day on April 27, 221 tires and 91 tons of scrap metal were collected, township officials reported at their June 4 meeting. Statistics on the other items gathered are still being calculated. Matt Treon,...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Work Begins on Bridge Project in N. Woodbury

Blair County Maintenance Forces was scheduled to begin work on Monday, June 17, on the Route 2005 Bridge Replacement Project in North Woodbury Township. Work on this project includes the removal of the existing structure, excavation, installation of...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Hazardous Waste Collection Set at PNG Field

The Intermunicipal Relations Committee will host the annual household hazardous waste collection from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 12, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona. There will be a charge...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 20, 2019 

Grants Help Library with Projects

The Williamsburg Public Library recently announced it had received two grants to help boost its summer programs. The first grant, funded by the State Library, is titled "Techsplorers." Every Tuesday...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 20, 2019 

Woodbury Tables Nuisance Ordinance

Many attendees including local farmers voiced their concerns and questions on Thursday, June 6, during the Woodbury Township (Blair County) supervisors’ meeting, Williamsburg. The nuisance ordinance dealt with junk cars, noise, accumulating trash...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Tea Party to Discuss the Electoral College

The Blair County Tea Party will present an educational meeting on the Electoral College led by President Rhonda Holland and Vice President Jason Gardner at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona (112 S. 13th St). The BCTP will...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

MUNICIPAL

Drug Possession Rebecca Wright, 36, of Martinsburg, was charged by State Police, Bedford, with drug possession. Wright was found in possession of crystal methamphetamine at Conemaugh Nason Medical...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 14, 1894 A “hog law” was enacted in Martinsburg after several years of complaints by borough citizens. Residents were no longer allowed to let their swine run free in the streets and alleys of the town. Those not confining their...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 20, 1919 Albert H. Tipton arrived home Friday noon. He was a member of the 319th infantry, 80th division. Sergeant Daniel C. Dilling arrived home Saturday evening. He was with the headquarters detachment of the 305th engineers, 80th di...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 22, 1944 That snakes are plentiful this summer is well known to Borough Officer Ralph S. Bowers, who visited the Herald office on Thursday afternoon and displayed a rattlesnake that he had shot at the town’s reservoir. It measured...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 19, 1969 Fire broke out at 9 p.m. Sunday on the third floor of the parsonage of Trinity United Methodist Church, 430 E. Main St., Roaring Spring. The Rev. Leland Keemer and Mrs. Keemer had just returned to their home with their guests,...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 16, 1994 Elizabeth H. Loose, Martinsburg’s oldest resident and possibly the oldest person ever in the Cove, died at 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 1994, after a brief illness. Mrs. Loose was less than four months short of reaching...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 18, 2009 A number of Ore Hill residents were recently surprised to find pink ribbons tied to trees on their property. The ribbons are a notification from Penelec that the “tagged” trees will be cut down in October. Penelec said it...

 

C-K Graduates Begin the Next Phase of Their Lives

Claysburg-Kimmel High School's Class of 2019 entered the school's 98th commencement exercises on Sunday, June 2, as seniors and exited as adults. A new phase of life began for the 80 seniors who...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019

Kindness and Direction Highlight WHS Commencement

"Kindness is never lost," Dr. Barry England, president of the Williamsburg Community School Board, remarked during last Thursday evening's (June 6) Williamsburg Commencement exercises. Thirty-four...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 7, 1894 The Pennsylvania Railroad issued a new train schedule that cut the number of runs between the Cove area and Altoona. Only one train was scheduled to stop in Henrietta and the Williamsburg area each day. Many local residents...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 13, 1919 Arch R. Lykens, D. Emmert Brumbaugh and Charles Mentzer, three of the boys who went out from this place to fight in the great world war, returned to their homes and friends here this week. Arch Lykens was a member of the 80th...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 15, 1944 The family and friends of Technical Sergeant Norbert E. Rhodes of Royer, near Williamsburg, were much relieved when his mother, Mrs. Elmer E. Rhodes, received a telegram from the war department Monday stating that he was a pri...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 12, 1969 Work on the Gary D. Frye Memorial Field, a regulation Little League field at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg, is nearing completion. The field is ready for use now and workmen are completing construction of...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 9, 1994 Three students will share valedictorian status at Claysburg-Kimmel High School this year. Tying for the top spot in the Class of 1994 are Gavin Claycomb, Bonnie Nesselroad and Kelli O’Harrow. Central High School has named...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 11, 2009 A rainy commencement night could not diminish the sunny smiles of the 160 Central High School graduating seniors or their best wishes for one another. The sea of scarlet and gray gowns on the stage along with the overflowing a...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 13, 2019

Central's Class of 2019: 'Always a Dragon'

Central High School presented diplomas to 133 young men and women of the Class of 2019 during commencement on Thursday, June 6. The ceremony was held at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. The parking...

 

NB Graduates Challenged to Pursue Dreams and Passions

The Northern Bedford County High School held commencement services on Thursday, May 30, in the school's auditorium as a result of the poor weather conditions. Music for the evening was provided by...

 

Martinsburg Girl Graduates From Charter School of PA

Alana Nicole Norris of Martinsburg graduated from Reach Cyber Charter School of PA Connections Academy, Harrisburg, on Friday, June 7, in Mechanicsburg. The daughter of Melissa and Wayne Norris of...

 

Paws in the Park to Be Held at Memorial Park

The fourth annual Paws In the Park to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The weekend will start with a “Stray Dog Strut 5K/2K Run/Walk....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 13, 2019

Central Cove FFA Recognizes Members at Annual Banquet

Central Cove FFA held its annual Parent-Member Banquet on May 17 at Central High School, Martinsburg. The dinner was served buffet style in the cafeteria and was partially made by Frederick's Meat Mar...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 13, 2019

Central High School Students Learn Danger of Vaping

In 1965, Congress passed a law requiring all cigarette packages sold in the United States to carry a health warning. In 1970, cigarette companies were no longer permitted to advertise their products...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 13, 2019

Resident of Cove Forge Charged With Sexual Assault

A resident of the Cove Forge Behavioral Health in Williamsburg is in jail facing charges of sexual assault after an incident involving a 19-year-old female resident on June 2. Lamar M. Williams, 48,...

 

List of Central High School 2019 Graduates

Hayden K. Acker Thad C. Albright Wesley D. Albright Alison C. Appleman Alex N. Aungst Drew W. Aungst Neeley A. Ayers Alexzander S. Barnes Kayla B. Baum Alyssa G. Becker Hailee B. Benton Thomas W. Beyer-Reasey Dylon M. Bianconi Caitlyn J. Boggs Logan...

 

List of Claysburg-Kimmel High School 2019 Graduates

Corey James Amrhein Marcus A. Appleman Rhiannon E. Baker Gage Benjamin Barnes Landan David Bauman Mikenlee J. Bauman Wyatt Claire Belles Amber Lee Ann Billotte Bradley Alan Bivens Kiana Cheyenne Bowser Justinna Mae Brown Richelle Irene Brown Canaan...

 

List of Northern Bedford County High School 2019 Graduates

Maurizio Luca Amato Raechel Elizabeth Arcq Hannah Marie Bechtel Haley Christine Cogan Madison Lynn Cottle Tori Paige Craig Jada Madison Crownover Bryce Aaron Detterline Chloe Nicole Diehl Sydnei Ellen Dively Case David Donaldson Brittany Elaine...

 

List of Williamsburg High School Class of 2019 Graduates

Kamen Alexander Becerra Brenton William Clark Jayden Edward Clark Morgan Rayne Clouser Autumn Brooke Corrigan Amber Nicole Dailey Tristan Levi DeHoyos Andrea Michelle Dell Chandler Bryant Edwards Noah Lane Fagnano Michael Jonathan Ginter Paige Riane...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Announces Award Winners from Senior Class

Nineteen members of Claysburg-Kimmel High School’s Class of 2019 were presented with awards and scholarships during the 98th commencement exercises Sunday, June 2, at the high school. Recipients of awards and scholarships (in alphabetical order)...

 

Local Students Graduate from Saint Francis U.

More than 700 students received degrees from Saint Francis University, Loretto, on May 12. The following local students earned degrees: Crystal Llewellyn, of Everett, graduated with a Bachelor of Science – behavioral science. Sara Watson, of East...

 

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