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Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"Elephant and Piggie" is a book series by Mo Willems. The books are written in a comic-book style. They feature two friends: an elephant, Gerald, and a pig, Piggie. The books are written in a...

 
 By Wayne A. Bush    Opinion    May 16, 2019 

Society and Politics in Wayne's World

I don't know ... sometimes I feel like I'm a dinosaur in the land of George Jetson. Every day seems to bring news of something that I never thought I would see in the country I grew up in. I'm not...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    Opinion    May 16, 2019 

Ink Splatters

In the movie “Brazil,” the roads and highways of the future are lined with billboards placed edge to edge, creating a wall. Director Terry Gilliam was making a point about over-commercialization and out-of-control consumerism. The billboards are...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 14, 2009 Central High School’s Mock Trial team has done it again by placing 10th in the nation. The students were honored in front of their peers, family and state officials at a banquet on Saturday, May 9, at the Hyatt Regency in Atl...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 12, 1994 The Morrisons Cove Home has announced that it has received a $100,000 pledge toward its “Celebrate Our Heritage” capital campaign. The pledge will provide the name for the lobby of the home’s proposed nursing center,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 15, 1969 A group of citizens plan to ask the Spring Cove School Board at its meeting Monday night to change the school colors that had been chosen in March for the new Spring Cove Junior High School. According to Mrs. Joseph Oakes of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 18, 1944 A telegram was received by Mrs. Elmer E. Rhodes of Royer Wednesday afternoon from the War department informing her that her son, Technical Sergeant Norbert E. Rhodes is missing since May 1. Sergeant Rhodes was a top turret gunn...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 16, 1919 Seven men, six of whom were officials of the Silica Brick Operatives’ association in this section of the state, were drowned at 3:45 on Saturday afternoon, when a boat in which they were crossing the Juniata river, at...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 10, 1894 Walter Uerkes and George H. Thomas, both of Altoona, were making deliveries in the Hogback area of Roaring Spring when a dog jumped out of the bushes, frightening the horse that was drawing their wagon. The horse began to kick...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    May 16, 2019 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Thanks to a lack of proper purging in my house, I happened to find an old newspaper clipping that made me giggle. It was a list of 10 items titled "Look-and See Signs of Aging" as well as a full blown...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Opinion    May 16, 2019 

Thought for the Week

Paul and his company have had a modicum of success in spreading the Gospel. But we have just seen there are some closed doors. That can be discouraging. Likely we have all felt such a thing. Things...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

Could you forgive your daughter's killer, even if he was your son? Leigh Huyett, a divorce lawyer, knows all too well that many second marriages are doomed to fail. Yet five years in, she and Peter...

 

Po's Peek at the Past By Dave Potchak

The employment ad in the newspaper caught my eye immediately. And, after a particularly nerve-wracking week trying to teach middle school science kids, I thought, "What the heck, I'm going to give...

 

Letters to the Editor

BRUCE KELLEY for BLAIR COMMISSIONER To the Editor: As we near election day, one of the most important races is for Blair County commissioner. I am proud to offer my support to Bruce Kelley. Bruce’s 14 years of experience on Altoona City Council...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 7, 2009 Two area police departments viewed first hand the latest technology that can save officers a lot of headaches when dealing with prosecution and at the same time improve officer safety. James Coleman, sales representative for Dig...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 5, 1994 Morrisons Cove Memorial Park raised $10,000 for the park’s building fund at the 11th annual Celebration Dinner on April 30. Paulette Woomer, park administrator, said 138 friends of the park gathered to support the park and...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 8, 1969 Nason Hospital increased its room rates by $3 a day, effective May1. This put the cost of a day in the hospital at $29 for a bed in a four-bed room and $30 for a two-bed room. nason Hospital calls both the four-bed and the...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 11, 1944 One of the worst storms in years passed over Morrisons Cove Wednesday afternoon between 4 and 6 o’clock, leaving a trail of damage hard to estimate. The storm was approximately two miles in width, and Bakers Summit was in...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 11, 1919 Councilman and Mrs. I. E. Brumbaugh on Saturday evening entertained a number of young people at a reception in honor of their son, Sergeant Earl Brumbaugh, who arrived home Saturday morning after 16 months spent on the battlefi...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 3, 1894 The first commencement of the Martinsburg Public School was held on May 1 at the Martinsburg Methodist Episcopal Church, with a graduating class consisting of five women and two men. All the graduates had an active role in the...

 
 By Lee H. Hamilton    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Other Voices – What Would Make Congress Better?

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking to a group of students and decided to start with a point-blank question: Is Congress doing a good job? There were perhaps 100 people in the room, and not a single one raised his or her hand. So I asked the questio...

 

Lines By Lee

Have you ever longed for "the good old days"? I thought so. Me too! Did you know that the phrase "good old days" comes directly from the Scriptures? Have you ever thought about why we wish we could...

 

Thought for the Week

Barnabas and Paul have now parted company. Barnabas goes to the sea and journeys to Cyprus, his home country. We hear no more of him in the Book of Acts, but that is not necessarily negative. We only...

 

I Know What I Like

"I like believing in what I want to Don't like no one to tell me what to do." Those lyrics from the 1987 hit song "I Know What I Like" by Huey Lewis and the News sum up a feeling we all experience,...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"The Night Agent," by Matthew Quirk, is a political thriller introducing Peter Sutherland, a junior FBI Agent. Peter lives in the shadow of his father, a former FBI counterintelligence chief accused...

 

Letters to the Editor

BAUGHMAN FOR BEDFORD COMMISSIONER To the Editor: I am writing in support of Deb Baughman for Bedford County Commissioner. One of Deb’s top priorities is making cell and high-speed internet service a reality in all rural Bedford County. There are...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: On behalf of the Rails to Trails of Central PA board of directors, I would like to invite all candidates for Blair County commissioner to save the date for a Recreation Roundtable on May 14, 2019, at 7 p.m. The purpose of the Recreatio...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Over a month has passed since my last letter regarding our national sovereignty and little has changed. The border with Mexico is more porous than ever with many migrants, mostly from central America, coming into the US every day. The...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: In April, the United States Postal Service annually promotes National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to take notice of this annual campaign to help the postal service eliminate dangerous and costly dog...

 

Herald States Policy For Candidate Election Signs

The Herald would like to remind readers, customers and advertisers that the Herald does not endorse candidates in elections. Any information published by the Herald about a candidate will be standard information provided by the candidate or publicly...

 

Guest Commentary

By TERRENCE TOMASSETTI Commissioner Blair County Late last month, Moody’s Investors Services downgraded Blair County’s bond rating from A1 to A2. This downgrade affects the county’s approximate $31 million in outstanding debt. There are a numbe...

 

Candidates Asked to Submit Their Answers

The Morrisons Cove Herald will be publishing information about candidates appearing on the May 21 Primary Election in the May 16 edition of the Herald. Any candidate for a Cove-area office is asked to send answers to the following questions to the He...

 

Spring Cove Should Keep Playing 'ReggieBall'

The motto for Central Dragon basketball is, “We Play ReggieBall.” How much longer the Dragons continue to use that phrase may be decided on Tuesday, May 21. That evening, at 6 o’clock in the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium in Roaring...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 30, 2009 Almost five years since a $1 million renovation project at Memorial Park was approved, the facility’s elevator is finally operational. President Luanne Eckenrode was happy to say that inspectors recently visited the park...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 28, 1994 Street work around the square in Martinsburg is continuing this week with paving to be finished by Monday, weather permitting. IA Construction of Concordville, Delaware County, is under contract with PennDOT for the work,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 1, 1969 Negotiations are in progress which, if completed, will result in the properties of the Combined Paper Mills, Inc., including the Bare Mill at Roaring Spring. being acquired by the National Cash Register Company of Dayton, Ohio....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 4, 1944 An interesting account of a Marine’s successful hitch-hiking trip from California to Pennsylvania is given below and wil have added interest as the young man was formerly from the Cove. Pfc. George Kauffman is this Marine. He...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 2, 1919 The public schools everywhere are drawing to a close, many already having finished their work. Our local schools too will soon close after another year of successful work. The plans for the various functions incident to the...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 26, 1894 No paper was published this week because of the editor was in Lancaster County attending the funeral of his sister. The following news items were gleaned from other issues of the Herald around this time. The threat of a...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Sometimes it is best to just be in the moment. Sometimes it's best to look around and be thankful for the beauty around us. Embrace the order of creation, don't try to alter it. It is as it should be...

 

Thought for the Week

We have about reached a plateau in our study of the Book of Acts. In the first half of the Book, we have seen human stars such as Peter, John, Stephen, Philip and Barnabas. From this point on, we see...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"Dannemora" is written by Charles A. Gardner. This nonfiction book tells the account of the largest manhunt ever in New York state. The book follows the escape and ultimate capture of convicted...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 25, 2009 Two Morrisons Cove Memorial Park board presidents from the 1960s were honored during the 2009 Celebration Dinner held at the Ken and Gladys Weaver Banquet Facility on April 18. Honored and thanked for their service were Rex...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 21, 1994 Lori Feathers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Feathers of Martinsburg RD 2, was graduated from the American University in Washington, D.C., in January with two degrees: a Juris Doctorate degree and a master’s degree in...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 24, 1969 Nason Hospital will be advertising for bids in the near future for the construction of an addition. The specifications for the addition, expected to cost in the neighborhood of $750,000, have been prepared by the architect...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 27, 1944 A card received recently by Mr. and Mrs. Chester Horton of Salemville relieved very much their anxiety as to the welfare of their son, Staff Sergeant Harold F. Horton, who is a prisoner in a German camp, presumably some place...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 25, 1919 Easter Sunday was a busy day among the local churches here and a number of interesting services were conducted. Besides some regular services, the Holy Communion was celebrated in the Reformed and Lutheran churches. An...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 19, 1894 An attorney named Beers from Altoona was being sought in the Cove area after his wife reported him missing. He was last seen on March 23 in Martinsburg, where he registered at the hotel under his own name. The next day Attorn...

 

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