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To the Editor: Here we are in the stage of our lives where we have many more years behind us than ahead of us. We served our country and we were continuously and gainfully employed until our retirements. Now we have family and grandchildren we wish t...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Last week’s Herald obituary for Anna Lee (Over) Martin brought back some fond memories. She and I were schoolmates at Morrison Cove High School, she in the class of 1951 and me a year later. Anna Lee was a participant in every extra...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: All week leading up to Sept. 11, I felt compelled to visit the Flight 93 memorial, so I drove there that Saturday. As I approached the area around 10 a.m. from the east on Route 30, there were vehicles and groups of motorcycles...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Ronald D. Creps, originally from Martinsburg, will be among 33 Pa. veterans to be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund In Memory Program at a special ceremony on Oct. 16 in...

 

Central's Dave Baker is the Dean of Blair County Football Coaches

Dave Baker is the head football coach at Central High School and is, by virtue of his longevity, the dean of Blair County coaches. He has been a head coach in Morrisons Cove for 41 years. The...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: My pet peeve with Pennsylvanian and Morrisons Cove highways is the prevalence of huge billboards. The article accompanying a map in the Sept. 9, 2021, edition of the Herald (Page A-10) regarding the billboards in Pennsylvania seemed...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Evelyn wanted to leave her husband, Kevin. He had been unfaithful to her. She could never forgive him. He said he was sorry but the pain was too deep. Her mother, Liz, called to let her know that Gran...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring invite those interested to an evening of music, prayer, food and fellowship at their home in Roaring Spring. The evening will begin between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and last for hours, on Friday,...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Happy Birthday! Sept. 22 would have been my father, Karry Joe Teeter’s, 78th birthday. He passed away May 3, 2021. At this time, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the many who helped my father remain in his home and...

 

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 12-18

Professional truck drivers are the backbone of the American economy. Visit any grocery store, business, or medical facility, and that becomes immediately obvious. Whether you are buying clothing at a retail store or a filling up your tank at a gas...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Morrisons Cove has always felt like home to me – even though I never actually lived here. Sweet memories flooded my mind every time I came back to visit. I literally cried when I had to return to Ohio. And more so as an adult than a...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

“Escape from the Ordinary” is the true account of Glen and Julie Bradley’s sail around the world. Julie was a US Army Major. Her job was to inspect Russian nuclear missiles. She would lead a tea...

 

"The Best in America": Juniata Iron and Those Who Made It

In the Cove region there are roadside historical markers with the heading “Juniata Iron.” The few words state that there was a significant iron industry here from the late 1700s into the mid-1800s – but what was the basis of that industry and...

 

Methodist Church Volunteers Enhance Community Days

To the editor: Another Community Days over and what a wonderful, exciting weekend it was. Our church has participated in Community Days for 45 years beginning in 1976 when a planning committee was formed, the main street in front of General...

 

Recent 'Years Ago' Answered Some Family Questions

To the Editor: It’s always a great day when the Morrisons Cove Herald arrives in my rural Minnesota mailbox! As I was perusing the Aug. 12, 2021 edition one of my first stops was (always is) the...

 

Football from Back in the Day

The summer of ’69 – “Those were the best days of my life.” Yes, Bryan Adams and I have that common thread. Where his summer revolved around the front porch and playing a guitar with his band, my days were more associated with hanging out...

 

Closer Than She Knows By Kelly Irvin

Teagan O’Rourke is a court reporter. Using 14 keys, she can transcribe a court case and figure out her dinner menu at the same time. Her whole family is involved in law enforcement one way or...

 

Farm Funding Is Our Best Shot To Reduce Pollution

The best strategy for meeting the pollution reduction goals in the Chesapeake Bay’s Clean Water Blueprint (formally called the Bay’s total maximum daily load) is to focus on farms. Providing more financial and technical support to help farmers...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Anna McDowell received information from Dr. Daniel Hollister, her father’s physician, that her father had a stroke. Anna has not seen or spoken to her father since she was seventeen years old. Now s...

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    August 12, 2021

Cheerleaders: Anna Lee, Peggy and Dave

Much is being written about the integration of Williamsburg High School football players and coaching staff into the gridiron program at nearby Juniata Valley High. But, that jointure also affects Williamsburg’s cheerleaders and musicians. Using...

 

DAR Promotes Constitution Week

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in...

 

The Best Kind of Friend

A great joy for me as a young girl was sitting with my neighbors on their porch swings. Mrs. Keith lived across the road from our house. According to my calculation, at that time she had the biggest...

 

In the Garden of Spite: A Novel of the Black Widow of La Porte By: Camilla Bruce

“In the Garden of Spite” by Camilla Bruce is a work of historical fiction that follows the life of Belle Gunness, one of the most notorious female serial killers in American History. The book is b...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    Opinion    August 5, 2021

Beginning a Farm. Where to Start?

Starting a farm can be daunting. What tips can you share for beginning farmers? First and foremost, I recommend beginning farmers connect to others. In some cases, a beginning farmer may be part of a family operation, so they already have a network....

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    August 5, 2021

Williamsburg High School Football Program Has Had Ups and Downs

When it appeared that this year’s Williamsburg High School football team would have only 17 players available for gridiron action this coming season, decisions had to be made about the future of the program. What resulted was the canceling of this...

 

Missing the Friday Night Lights in Williamsburg

I’ve never been an ardent high school sports fan. I grew up in (and still live in) Williamsburg, and them’s fightin’ words here, but it’s the truth for me. I’ve never been one to go out of my way to attend a game. That might be because I ne...

 

The Sharp Stick That Poked Me

To the Editor: Judging from the lengthy, and lecture-like, piece in the July 15, 2021, Herald, some Covites must have complained about the coverage of the pride parade. I wonder if the complaints were about the coverage, or the tone of the coverage....

 

Isn't it Ironic?

I was discussing the Herald recently with a caller who had a concern. As always, I am very willing to listen and consider seriously when someone takes the time to contact me with a concern about the Herald, whether it’s praise or criticism. I...

 
 By KAREN DOLAN    Opinion    July 22, 2021

Relief For American Families Is On Its Way

Did you hear the good news? If you’re a parent or a single, low-income worker, more historic relief is on its way to your bank account. From July 15 through the end of the year, most families with children under 18 will receive between $250 and...

 
 By KEVIN YODER    Opinion    July 22, 2021

History Room and Reconnecting with Our Past By Kevin Yoder

A citizen should be proud of the area they live in, and to be proud of it, they must know the history of how it came to be and appreciate that said history. While it’s true that much of what happens throughout our lives and the people we meet...

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    July 15, 2021

The Americanization of Tine Van Dop

Catharina “Tine” Van Dop passed away on Saturday, July 10, after living a meaningful life in her native Netherlands, also called Holland, and her adoptive home in Morrisons Cove. She was in her mid-90s. Her husband Abraham and she were born in...

 

The Morrisons Cove Herald Will Cover the News

We would like to address some comments and concerns about recent Herald news coverage. Any event that happens within the Cove is news. The role of the Herald is to report local news. Anything reported in the Herald is not to make a statement or choos...

 

The Roaring Spring Community Library

Calling all Witches and Wizards! Join us starting on June 15 at 5:30 p.m. for Summer STEM Camp! This year we will explore the exciting worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics using Harry Potter themed projects! Thanks to the genero...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Newspapers Have a Duty to Report, Whether Popular or Not

As most of you know, there was a Pride March in Roaring Spring last month and the Herald, or more specifically, me, covered the event. Approximately 40 people marched without incident, leading me to believe that either people just were not interested...

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    July 8, 2021

My Two Favorite Golf Courses: Iron Masters and Royal St. George's

In my active adult recreational sporting days, between the ages of 20 and 70, I concentrated on two especially enjoyable pastimes: snow skiing in the winter and golf in the summer. In addition to golf courses in the United States, I have been fortuna...

 
 By Grace Hamilton    Opinion    July 1, 2021

Curryville Porch Talk

The squeak and pause, squeak and pause of the porch swings in Curryville were very comforting to me. It meant that my neighbors were massaging their bodies and souls after a good days work. To me the...

 
 By TOM HORTON    Opinion    July 1, 2021

In Farming, Small is Beautiful, But Can It Also Be Profitable?

Jam the cow has decided she feels like getting milked. A handsome Jersey, a breed prized for its high-quality milk, easy calving and all-around smarts, she strolls into a spotless room, about 10 feet by 15 feet. Here, at Judy Gifford’s dairy farm...

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    June 24, 2021

Other Voices

Hunter Klotz, Central High School Class of 2021, Rodney Shultz, Tyrone High School Class of 2021, and I, Morrison Cove High School Class of 1952, have something in common. We all took time to savor a key moment in our high school athletic careers....

 

County Historical Society Issues Booklet To Celebrate Blair County's 175th Anniversary

In celebration of the 175th anniversary of Blair County, the Blair County Historical Society, along with the county commissioners, has issued a souvenir booklet showcasing vintage photographs of 32 cities, towns and villages of Blair County...

 

More Than Soap: The 'Hygiene Health Cabinet' at the Roaring Spring Community Library

There are many people in our community that are facing new economic challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial resources are tight and there may not be enough left in the budget for personal hygiene items. The Roaring Spring Community...

 

Assistance Program A Tool For Rural Entrepreneurs

Small business entrepreneurship is a key source of job creation for rural counties. These businesses generate economic activity that can multiply throughout the community. But they also face many challenges, including difficulty in accessing capital...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I, local author Millard “Pat” Patterson, have some ties to the Morrisons Cove Herald. I once wrote quizzes once a week for the Herald. I have always enjoyed doing crossword puzzles...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The litter along our roadsides this spring is unsightly. It adversely affects our health. As plastic materials decompose, they break into tiny particles that find their way into our water supplies. Now, scientists conclude that the...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As A.J. Hoenstine once said... The problem with any playoff system is that you never know when you are going to come up against a pitcher whose having a hot night or a night when your bats are going to go cold. By any system of...

 
 By PAUL MUSCHICK    Opinion    June 17, 2021

How Failure To Increase Dog License Fees Is Biting Pa. Taxpayers

If you’re a dog lover, you don’t focus on the cost of ownership. The food, veterinary care, grooming, medications, toys and treats to keep them healthy and happy are well worth the price. In return, you receive loyalty and unconditional love. If...

 

The Giving Garden & Fridge in the Foyer

I often daydream about having a garden. I envision myself strolling through the rows of greenery, carefully tending the plants while the morning sun warms my shoulders. I can almost feel the smooth texture of the tomato, the daydream version of...

 

Books to Borrow Roaring Spring Public Library Recommends

“A Twisted Tale” is a young adult series of books published by Disney, written by Liz Braswell, Jen Colonitan and Elizabeth Lim. Currently, there are eleven books in the series with a twelfth one being released in September 2021. The series is...

 

Making Vaccines More Accessible

After getting vaccinated, I eagerly returned to some parts of normal life, expecting the essential workers I interacted with would be already vaccinated. After all, they became eligible for the vaccine before I did, and our county has one of the high...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: What a welcome sight to see beautiful flowers in the planters at the Square, and new this year are petunias at the corner of Allegheny and Walnut streets on land donated to the Borough by Gene Henry. Benches will be added in a few...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to express my gratitude for the opportunity to be a candidate for School Director for the Northern Bedford County School District. I chose to pursue a campaign for Northern Bedford County School Director for two main reaso...

 

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