Shenandoah County

Executive chef enjoys thrill of service

John Ramsbottom

May 1, 2015

Unlike many typical 14-year-old boys, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, native John Ramsbottom was spending his days in the kitchen rather than playing football or shooting hoops.

A desire for technology

Shenandoah County School Board Vice Chair Karen Whetzel, left, and  County Supervisor Steven Baker talk during a Thursday morning tour of Stonewall Jackson High School  in Quicksburg.  Josette Keelor/Daily

April 30, 2015

QUICKSBURG – In the library at Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg, Librarian Lisa Gibson said students are imagining the future of education. And they’re not the only ones.

‘Economic engine’

Virginia Port Authority CEO and Executive Director John Reinhart presents his State of the Port address Tuesday morning at the Holiday Inn in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 28, 2015

Virginia Port Authority CEO John Reinhart on Tuesday hailed the Virginia Inland Port in Warren County as a “regional economic engine” that serves 39 major companies and has generated more than 8,000 jobs.

Shenandoah County board OKs budget

April 28, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders adopted next year’s budget Tuesday after an often heated debate over spending local money.

Pet of the week: Murphy, the happy and playful hound

Cheryl Wakeman, an animal caretaker at the Shenandoah County  Animal Shelter, shows Murphy, a 1-year-old hound mix that is available for adoption.   Brad Fauber/Daily

April 28, 2015

EDINBURG – Like any good dog, 1-year-old hound-mix Murphy will sit on command. He will offer his paw for a treat. He does well with children and other dogs, seems to tolerate cats and would be a good fit for practically any type of household, according to Cheryl Wakeman, an animal caretaker at Shenandoah County Animal Shelter.

Constructive solutions

Shenandoah County Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley stands inside the hallway surrounded by students at Sandy Hook Elementary School during a school tour that was open for members of the School Board and Board of Supervisors on Friday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 24, 2015

STRASBURG — There’s a common refrain heard in the halls of Shenandoah County Public Schools, where creative space making could be its own class.

Board deliberates on school problems

April 24, 2015

WOODSTOCK — After two hours of discussion at a Thursday work session, the Shenandoah County School Board came to a consensus. They need to solve the problem of overcrowding in schools as soon as possible and develop a timeline for a short-term solution.

Lights, camera, action

A black bear cub that was rescued in Edinburg is shown with one of the rehabilitators at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.   Courtesy photo

April 23, 2015

Residents and wildlife enthusiasts now have the opportunity to witness the rehabilitation of three black bear cubs first-hand.

Lemonade stands to help fight malaria

April 23, 2015

Saturday for World Malaria Day, area United Methodist Churches will join those elsewhere around Virginia in helping fight the spread of malaria in sub-Saharan African nations.

Sharing the track

Bradley Stevens, 21, of Maurertown, leads this group of the Champions Together track team during a recent practice outside Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 22, 2015

For the first time in Shenandoah County, students with and without disabilities competed alongside each other through Central High School’s Champions Together Unified Track and Field Event.

Panel eyes polling locations

April 22, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County election officials say keeping schools open on Election Day can pose problems for voters.

Bowman Andros announces expansion

April 21, 2015

Andros Foods North America announced on Tuesday that it will be providing 160 new jobs at the Bowman Apple Products facility in Mount Jackson.

Hospital eager for improved facility

Dr. W. John Zehner, medical director at  Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, speaks Tuesday morning during the groundbreaking ceremony for the hospital's new emergency department and medical office complex. The construction is scheduled to be completed in May 2016. At left rear is Floyd Heater, president of Shenandoah Memorial, Mark H. Merrill, president and CEO of Valley Health System, and  Dr. Audrea Wynn, president of Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Medical Staff. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 21, 2015

WOODSTOCK — At a groundbreaking in Woodstock on Tuesday, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital President Floyd Heater carried with him a symbol of fortune.