Shenandoah County

Town OKs improvements plan

August 4, 2015

After months of planning and meetings, the town of Woodstock has adopted its 2016-2022 Capital Improvements Plan.

Town considering business development program

August 3, 2015

Strasburg town officials are considering possibly participating in a business development program through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

A step back in time: Battlefield picnic draws hundreds

Sharan Edmondson, wearing widow's weeds period clothing, uses her umbrella for shade during Saturday's Fisher's Hill Civil War Battlefield Picnic.  
Photo by Dale Ann Deffer

August 2, 2015

FISHER’S HILL — Several hundred people on Saturday attended the Fisher’s Hill Civil War Battlefield Picnic at the grassy field that once was the site of one of the more pivotal battles of the Civil War.

A-Way 2 Play property sold

July 28, 2015

After lying inoperable for close to six years, 59 acres of what used to be A-Way 2 Play Family Sports Center near Woodstock were sold by residents Chris and Pamela Wells.

A lifelong love of reading

At left, Iris Vann, 97,  a former elementary school teacher in Shenandoah County, and Laura Wade, a retired Sandy Hook Elementary librarian, look over children's books by  author Tasha Tudor, who lived in Vermont and died in 2007. Wade recently visited the author's 1830s-replica home, which is now a museum, and got Tudor's son to autograph a book for Vann.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 26, 2015

STRASBURG — When Iris Vann started teaching in 1939, she taught at a little one-room schoolhouse in Fort Valley. Next she moved to a three-room school and taught all seven grades. Now 97, Vann recently recalled her years in Fort Valley and Toms Brook and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Strasburg.

Libraries offer summer fun

William Richards, 4, of Woodstock, reacts to The Loud Poetry Guy at the  Shenandoah County Library on Tuesday.    Rich Cooley/Daily

July 24, 2015

EDINBURG — Libraries are no longer the silent, no-talking zones they used to be, and recent additions at Shenandoah County Library are helping redefine what a library should be to its community.

Jail authority awaits final reports on inmate’s death

July 23, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Superintendent William T. Wilson said Thursday that the jail’s internal investigation into the recent death of an inmate will be concluded once the Warren County Sheriff’s Office wraps up its investigation.

Safety first

Darla Sue Moomaw, manager of the Woodstock Pool, takes a water sample along the edge of the pool on Tuesday. Moowaw and staff members take water samples for chlorine and pH on a daily basis. Town officials closed the pool Monday after fecal contamination was discovered in the water.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 21, 2015

Monday was one of the hottest days of the summer, but Woodstock Pool wasn’t open.

Town adds to improvements plan

July 21, 2015

As the town of Woodstock inches closer to approving its 2016-22 Capital Improvements Plan, it has added a project to the mix calling for two athletics fields at the Wetzel Farm.