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Community News

County schedules home assessment forums

Daily staff report Employees with Wampler Eanes Appraisal Group will be conducting a sales study in Shenandoah County beginning this month as part of the 2016 real estate assessment. Their vehicles will be marked "County Reassessment" and each employee carries official county identification. ...

Sen. Warner’s staff available

Representatives from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner's office will be appearing from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Samuels Public Library, 330 E. Criser Road in Front Royal. Members of Warner's staff will be available to meet with people who are having trouble dealing with federal agencies. Those ...

Scholarships awarded

The Cedarville Ruritan Club recently presented scholarships to Valerie Hutzell of Warren County High School and Rachel Costello of Skyline High School. Each was awarded $1,000, according to club President Ronnie Rutherford.

Strasburg Museum volunteers

The following volunteers will be working at the Strasburg Museum July 6-12: Sunday morning: LaVern Pitman; afternoon: Conly and Tina Crabill Monday morning: Jackie Richard; afternoon: C. J. Borden Tuesday morning: Judy Cosby; afternoon: Doris Baker and Winnie Callihan Wednesday morning: ...

Strasburg FFA participates in state convention

Thirteen Future Farmers of America members from the Strasburg chapter traveled to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg to participate in the 88th State FFA Convention from June 23-26. Members attended business sessions and competed in four career development events. Team results are as ...

Shentel gives award to local student

Phillip Stauffer, a recent graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Mount Jackson, recently was selected to represent Shentel as a 2014 award recipient in the Foundation for Rural Education and Development scholarship program. The scholarship program - which distributes nearly $75,000 ...

Eastern Mennonite University recognizes graduates

The following students were recognized as members of the 2014 graduating class of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg on April 27: Edinburg: Kimberly Harlan, nursing Front Royal: Andrew Thorne, liberal arts Middletown: Jodie Dyke, management and organizational ...

Man attains top enlisted rank

Chief Master Sgt. James H. Fox was promoted to the top enlisted rank on June 21 before a gathering of service members, family and friends at the 165th Air National Guard Base in Savannah, Ga. At the ceremony, Fox took the Chief Creed and was presented with his newly striped blues coat. He ...

Local students earn degrees, honored

Leah Utz of Front Royal graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in liberal studies from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. She also was named to the President's List for spring semester. Other area students honored for academic achievement during the spring semester were ...

Student news from William & Mary

The following area residents have graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg: Rachel Elizabeth Greenfield, of Middletown, with a Bachelor of Arts degree; Sarah Dey Stubbs, of Stephens City, with a Bachelor of Arts degree; Garrett Nathaniel Klausner, of Stephens City, ...

SAAA honors volunteers at annual picnic

The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging held its annual senior picnic on June 19 at the Clarke County Ruritan Building. The event brought seniors together from area counties to celebrate volunteerism and to enjoy fellowship and food, according to a news release. Lunch was catered by the Clarke ...

Birth: Atkins

Jason and Megan Atkins, of Front Royal, welcomed son Hunter Noah Atkins on May 26 at the Winchester Medical Center. Hunter is 5 lbs. 2 oz. and 18.5 inches long. Hunter's grandparents are Rick and Tricia Atkins of Front Royal and Don and Shari Burke of Front Royal.

Sorority installs new officers

The Alpha Omicron chapter of Virginia Alpha Delta Kappa, a sorority for outstanding women educators, recently installed officers for the 2014-16 biennium. Officers elected are: President: Susan Fleming President Elect: Tara Mason Treasurer: Adina McInturff Historian: Maryann Sherry Chaplin: ...

Strasburg resident helps landscape city park

Flowers will bloom in Evitts Run Park in Charles Town, West Virginia, this summer due to the many hours of volunteer work done by a Strasburg resident. According to a news release from the Shenandoah Garden Club of Charles Town, Paul Guay, 64, of Strasburg, spent about six months researching ...

Kiwanis Club member honored

Doug Butler, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Strasburg, received a Legion of Honor award from Kiwanis International for 65 of years of service as a Kiwanis member of three Kiwanis Clubs. The award, which is presented annually, identifies members of the organization who have membership for a ...