Josette Keelor

History on display

Robert C. Rinehimer, Jr., 72, of New Market, stands by the linen flag in his home that flew over the Capitol during the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 2, 2015

NEW MARKET — The family history on display in the home of New Market resident Robert C. “Bob” Rinehimer is a reflection of recent American history.

Implant offers hope for epilepsy patient

Dr. Paul Lyons, a neurologist and epileptologist at Winchester Neurological Consultants in Winchester, second from right, talks about results of a NeuroPace interrogation through a transmitter surgically implanted in the brain of his patient, Michael Bodamer, 18, at left. Bodamer, of Frederick County, has suffered from intractable epilepsy for much of his life. Also pictured, from left, are Bodamer's parents, Tom and Kimberly Bodamer, and Tiara Monroe, field clinical engineer for NeuroPace's Charlotte, North Carolina, office.  Josette Keelor/Daily

July 2, 2015

WINCHESTER — Michael Bodamer, 18, had his first seizure two days after birth, shortly after suffering a stroke. Now a surgically implanted NeuroPace device could change everything for him.

Memory care center set for New Market

July 1, 2015

A new memory care facility is planned for New Market this winter. Led by brothers Mark and Paul Griffin, and their father Marvin Griffin, who all run Shenandoah Place in New Market, the endeavor will bring needed care to a growing subset of the community suffering from memory problems.

Woodstock baby has botulism diagnosis

Benjamin Ellis Shell, 2 months old, son of Antonette Capone-Shell and Jerramy Shell, of Woodstock, was rushed to Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital last week with symptoms of botulism. One test has come back positive, but the hospital is waiting on another to confirm.  Courtesy Antonette Capone-Shell

June 30, 2015

Benjamin Ellis Shell was a healthy baby boy. Born 9 pounds, 7 ounces, on April15, he was exceeding milestones, rolling over after a month and crawling at 2 months. So when the 11-week old boy slowly stopped eating and his bowel movements stopped his mother Antonette Capone-Shell, 24, rushed him to the emergency room.

Summer programs set pace for reading success

Levi Blankenship, 5, of Edinburg, finds a book to explore inside the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg. Summer reading for children helps prevent brain atrophy by keeping students active readers during summer vacation.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 29, 2015

Area libraries are promoting more than just reading — by involving whole communities, they have focused on summer learning, said Donna Hughes, youth services division head for Handley Regional Library in Winchester.

Board names new school for Warren County

June 25, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – The name of a new middle school in Warren County will sound like the name of the county’s existing middle school. The existing Warren County Middle School will change its name to Skyline Middle School, and a second middle school planned to open in the fall of 2017 will be named for Warren County.

When school lunch is hard to swallow

June 23, 2015

Long familiar with school children who haven’t had money for extras, Shenandoah County parent Heidi Flynn has at times given her son extra money to share with classmates who otherwise couldn’t buy ice cream at lunchtime.

Students swarm Shenandoah for study

Jack Lankard, 10, of Mount Jackson holds a crayfish that was caught during the River Rangers Program held Monday morning under the Meems Bottom Bridge in Mount Jackson. Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River and Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation offered the program for fourth through seventh graders as they learned how to monitor the water and aquatic life quality of the river.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 22, 2015

QUICKSBURG — How healthy is the Shenandoah River? Ask a creature that lives there. The more different kinds of life you can find, the healthier your river is.

Mom fed up with bullying goes public

June 13, 2015

Bullying can be a “she said-she said” type of situation. That’s why a Warren County mother has sought help outside the public school system for her eighth grade daughter, who has made regular reports of bullying to Warren County High School since last August.

Inspired by Strasburg spirit

Laura Taylor

June 12, 2015

When envisioning her senior year at Strasburg High School, 18-year-old Laura Taylor never expected the year she has seen. The late nights studying she could predict. Writing essays on a plane, not so much.

Thankful for support

Jessica Rodriguez

June 12, 2015

Central High School senior Jessica Rodriguez, of Toms Brook, never thought she would pursue a career in the military. Settled on studying at the College of William & Mary, she said she changed her mind after attending the National Flight Academy camp last summer. “That changed everything. I knew that I was meant for military.”

Board to vote on middle school name

June 12, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — At a Thursday evening meeting, the Warren County School Board heard preliminary results of a survey from residents on potential names for a new middle school.

Group grades supervisors on school funding

June 11, 2015

Thursday was the last day of the school in Shenandoah County, and the Parents’ Alliance for Strong Schools has issued its own end of year report card for county supervisors. On an A to F grading scale, supervisors earned a C+ average — the highest an A+ and the lowest an F — based on their relative support for local educational funding.

March to remember fallen, help vets

Retired Army Sgt. Andy Springer, of Edinburg, kneels next to the grave of Army Pfc. Thomas R. Wilson, of Maurertown, who died in combat in 2007. Springer is holding a photo of Wilson and below that is Springer's friend, Army Cpl. David M. Fraise, who died in Afghanistan in 2004.  Springer is  leader of the Active Heroes Team Shenandoah, which is organizing an event on June 20 to remember fallen soldiers and help those who have returned from war.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 11, 2015

On June 20, a “Carry the Fallen” ruck-march in Woodstock will remember fallen soldiers and help battle suicide rates among veterans.