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 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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

Lines By Lee

I have a question. I know you can’t answer me because you are reading this in the paper. But I wonder, what do you think about questions? What do you think about asking God questions in prayer? Do you consider it wrong to “question” the Lord?...

 

Thought for the Week

The Council rendered a decision. The letter summing up that decision is written. It isn't mailed or simply sent. It is hand-carried by people who were party to the Council. We have four named: Paul an...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

For most, a health resort should be one of the safest, most relaxing places to stay. The charismatic director of Tranquillum House seems to have all the answers. Her near-death experience provided...

 
 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Society and Politics in Wayne's World

Comrade Bernie Sanders is now advocating for giving convicted felons the right to vote even if they have to do it from their prison cell. Comrade Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts, introduced a...

 
 By Dave Potchak    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Po's Peek at the Past

Editor's Note: In the April 11 issue, the Herald incorrectly ran Dave Potchak's column that initially appeared on March 14. Below is the column that should have appeared last week. The Herald...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of April 16, 2009 The new Spring Cove Elementary School is on schedule, according to Rodney Green, district superintendent. Some areas of the new building along Route 164 just east on Roaring Spring are ahead of schedule. The “substantial...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of April 14, 1994 David O. and Terella Sue Rice of Clover Creek were named the Outstanding Cooperator of 1994-95 by Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association. The Rices were selected for the honor from 16 dairy farmers,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of April 17, 1969 Blair County Commissioners have agreed to advance $100,000, as tax money become available, for construction of a new taxiway at the Blair County Airport, Martinsburg. The agreement for the construction calls for the Federal...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of April 20, 1944 The fate of Joseph Schworm, 82-year-old farmer of Stark County, Ohio, accused of shooting to death on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 19, his daughter-in-law, the former Betty Ake of Martinsburg, is now in the hand of Judge...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of April 18 1919 Private Homer N. Ake who has been honorably discharged from oversea service in the 37th Division, Company B, 136th Machine Gun Battalion will give an address in the Lutheran church on Sunday evening at 7:30 o’clock. Mr. Ake...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of April 12, 1894 William Dodson and Emmanuel Smith, both from the East Freedom area, began arguing over religious issues after attending revival services near Altoona. During the argument, Mr. Smith drew a large caliber revolver and shot Mr....

 

The Word from Harrisburg

Think for a moment about taking a leisurely walk in a park with a child or grandchild and you pass through a cloud of smoke made by a group of people sitting on a bench smoking marijuana. You then witness these same individuals get into a vehicle...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Congratulations to Rick Boston, George Berkheimer and the Morrisons Cove Herald for winning awards in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. We are fortunate to have a local paper that is so newsworthy and has such excellent...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

This week is Holy Week- the week leading up to Resurrection Sunday (commonly marked on the calendar as "Easter.") It's a special time in the life of churches and Christians, and though we may...

 

Thought for the Week

We have no idea how long this Council lasted. I think we should not assume it lasted only a few minutes. Even a good Bible study can often last for a long time. This was serious business. The Council...

 

Books to Borrow: Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

In the book "We Don't Eat Our Classmates," there is a little T-Rex named Penelope Rex. She is nervous to start school. She was thinking about what her classmates were going to be like and she wondered how many teeth they'd have. Penelope's mom...

 
 By Dave Potchak    Opinion    April 11, 2019

Po's Peek at the Past

Most of us who were fortunate enough to have both parents present while growing up, probably remember Dad more so than Mom as the chief disciplinarian in the family. Not always so in the Potchak...

 

Guest Commentary

Dear Readers, I would like to thank the members of the community who have supported the Royer Mansion site. Without the community’s support Royer Mansion would not exist today. I would like to personally thank our site managers for leading the...

 

Lines By Lee

I love it when a plan comes together. Things working out as they are supposed to is always preferred. God is the master planner. As Easter approaches I am reminded of Christmas and the genealogy...

 

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