Shenandoah County

Special Olympics seeks local volunteers

December 2, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Information on becoming a volunteer for the Area 4 Special Olympics was presented during a Thursday afternoon meeting at the Shenandoah County Public Schools office.

Decorating King Street

Adam Palm, left, and Wally Cross, both Strasburg town maintenance employees, hang a snowflake along a pole at the corner of King and Massanutten streets. The crew has been busy decorating the town's utility poles along King Street this week. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 28, 2016

Adam Palm, left, and Wally Cross, both Strasburg town maintenance employees, hang a snowflake along a pole at the corner of King and Massanutten streets. The crew has been busy decorating the town’s utility poles along King Street this week. Rich Cooley/Daily

Whetzel named region’s School Board Member of the Year

Karen Whetzel

November 25, 2016

Shenandoah County School Board Chairwoman Karen Whetzel was awarded the Virginia School Boards Association’s Regional School Board Member of the Year in honor of her boardmanship qualities and active involvement in promoting student achievement.

Money, timing play role in academy vote

November 23, 2016

A criminal justice training academy chief says timing and money likely kept Shenandoah County from leaving the regional school, its director said Tuesday.

Fall colors

Muted fall colors highlight a farm scene off Sandy Hook Road near Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 20, 2016

Muted fall colors highlight a farm scene off Sandy Hook Road near Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

PASS urges School Board to create needs-based budget

November 17, 2016

The Parents’ Alliance for Strong Schools Board of Directors sent a letter to the Shenandoah County School Board urging them to create a school budget based on the division’s needs and to not give into pressure to downsize the budget.

Winchester man injured in I-81 crash

November 16, 2016

A Winchester man was transported by helicopter to Inova Hospital in Fairfax after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 near Strasburg on Tuesday, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, a public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Pickup truck owners qualify for 2017 tax relief

November 16, 2016

Shenandoah County Commissioner of Revenue Kathleen Black announced this month that pickup truck owners can reclassify their vehicles to qualify them for tax relief purposes in 2017.

Queen Street update

Construction crews pave a section of Queen Street in Strasburg on Monday. The project is scheduled to be completed this week. Fielder's Choice Enterprises Inc., of Charlottesville,  replaced the bridge with a wider crossing and approaches and install sidewalks and drainage improvements. The project, which started last April, costs $2.2 million and was funded through state and federal funds.  Rich Cooley/Daily

November 14, 2016

Construction crews pave a section of Queen Street in Strasburg on Monday. The project is scheduled to be completed this week. Fielder’s Choice Enterprises Inc., of Charlottesville, replaced the bridge with a wider crossing and approaches and install sidewalks and drainage improvements. The project, which started last April, costs $2.2 million and was funded through state and federal funds. Rich Cooley/Daily

Board accepts budget calendar, hears presentations

November 11, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Public Schools School Board accepted the budget calendar and heard presentations on unified sports, grants and progress on the calendar for the next school year’s calendar during a meeting on Thursday.

Fall farming

A farmer discs this field off Route 11 and Wissler Road near Meems Bottom on a fall afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 11, 2016

A farmer discs this field off Route 11 and Wissler Road near Meems Bottom on a fall afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Town accepts extension on construction of new facilities

November 10, 2016

STRASBURG – Town Council members sparred before deciding to accept an extension request on the construction of new town facilities. The discussion nearly led to the removal of one councilman from the meeting.

Board accepts long-term facilities plan

November 10, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Public Schools School Board accepted the proposed long-term facilities master plan at a Thursday night meeting.