Shenandoah County

Jail authority meets about Page County

May 28, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Authority met Thursday and discussed a request by Page County to join the regional jail near Front Royal.

Grain producers optimistic for the season

Rolls of hay bales line this field along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River near the bridge in Front Royal after a rain shower Wednesday afternoon. Area hay harvests have been bountiful this spring.   Rich Cooley/Daily

May 28, 2015

Although state numbers might show otherwise, 2015 is looking positive for area grain producers, according to Bobby Clark, Virginia Cooperative Extension agent for the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

A helping hand for caregivers

Linda Olson, right, coordinator of the Shenandoah Agency on Aging's Our Place respite program in Edinburg, leads participants and volunteers in hand strengthening exercises on Wednesday. From left are volunteer Vera Blum and participants Becky Wolverton and Evelyn Sager.  Josette Keelor/Daily

May 27, 2015

EDINBURG — In the fellowship hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church of Edinburg, a respite program called Our Place provides activities for area residents experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting

May 26, 2015

A Fort Valley man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Shenandoah County Circuit Court in the shooting death of Harry Grant Nelson III, 35, of Winchester.

Fledgling program to take flight

George Bowers, pastor at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock, stands beside a 15-passenger van donated by First Baptist in Woodstock. The two churches are among 13 area congregations teaming on Family Promise of Shenandoah County, an interdenominational hospitality program that will help area homeless.  Josette Keelor/Daily

May 22, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Friday morning, Pastor George Bowers of Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock popped the hood of a 15-passenger van donated last year by First Baptist Church of Woodstock. Inside was a nest of newborn birds.

School maintenance staff honored for its efficiency

May 21, 2015

Recently named a Campus Champion by School Dude Inc., the maintenance department for Shenandoah County Public Schools has been recognized for its speed and skill at completing work orders. Shenandoah is one of only 154 chosen as a Campus Champion this year.

Masonry students earn first place wins at SkillsUSA

Triplett Tech masonry students Zach Hutchison, 19, left,  and Jeremy Morris, 18, work on a chimney in the shop at the school in Mount Jackson on Wednesday. Morris won first place in masonry at the SkillsUSA state State Leadership Conference & Skills Championships held April 17-18 in Roanoke, and Hutchison won first place in brick laying.  Josette Keelor/Daily

May 15, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — At Triplett Tech in Mount Jackson, graduating high school with practical life skills is its own reward. Though earning a more tangible prize for one’s hard work is certainly welcome, too.

School Board to mull boiler request

May 14, 2015

WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County School Board plans to ask the county for money to fix or replace a boiler at W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock.