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Gilbert: Ethics bill will restore trust in government

March 1st, 2015

Former Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s conviction on public corruption charges was the catalyst for the ethics bill that passed the General Assembly on Friday, but its stricter limits on gift giving don’t stop with state elected officials.

Weathering the storm

Dennis Morris, a beef cattle farmer in Toms Brook, demonstrates this insulated automatic water trough that is one of several on his farm that provides fresh water to his cattle even in the extreme cold weather and requires no electricity. Rich Cooley/Daily
Dennis Morris, a beef cattle farmer in Toms Brook, demonstrates this insulated automatic water trough that is one of several on his farm that provides fresh water to his cattle even in the extreme cold weather and requires no electricity. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 1st, 2015

Freezing temperatures during the winter can put a strain on many agricultural operations. For cattle farmers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, these months can be especially harsh.

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Business

Running smooth

Bill and Freda Palmer work in their auto repair shop in Strasburg recently.  Palmer's Garage, which opened 35 years ago,  will close on March 31 and will be opened the next day under new ownership. Rich Cooley/Daily
Bill and Freda Palmer work in their auto repair shop in Strasburg recently.  Palmer's Garage, which opened 35 years ago,  will close on March 31 and will be opened the next day under new ownership. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 27th, 2015

STRASBURG—Bill Palmer has been working on cars for as long as he can remember.

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Sports

Versatile

Strasburg's Tyler Brill chats with coach Matt Hiserman during the Region 2A East basketball game Tuesday night at Strasburg. Brill leads the area shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range.  Rich Cooley/Daily
Strasburg's Tyler Brill chats with coach Matt Hiserman during the Region 2A East basketball game Tuesday night at Strasburg. Brill leads the area shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 27th, 2015

STRASBURG — Strasburg has a real weapon at its disposal this postseason — junior forward Tyler Brill.

JMU roundup: Dukes clinch CAA women’s hoops title

February 27th, 2015

HARRISONBURG — Closing the first half on an 18-6 run, the James Madison University women’s basketball team pulled away from Northeastern in the second half to clinch the outright Colonial Athletic Association regular-season championship with an 82-47 victory Friday night at the JMU Convocation Center.

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Lifestyle

Public meetings March 2-6

March 1st, 2015

The Shenandoah County School Board will hold a public hearing to discuss the 2016 fiscal year budget at 7 p.m. Monday in the county board room at 600 N. Main St., Woodstock.

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Guest Columns

George Bowers: We need to respect our roots

George Bowers Sr.
George Bowers Sr.

February 27th, 2015

This past week has been special to many young people in our valley as they celebrated the FFA. I so appreciate the influence of this great organization in my own life and in the lives of millions of others that have been members over the years. I invite you to salute these teenagers and their selfless Advisors who volunteer their time and energy to develop our youth into responsible competent leaders.

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