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Strasburg

Strasburg to refer town park master plan discussions to panel

STRASBURG – The Town of Strasburg is going to move its discussion on hiring a consultant to create a master plan for the town’s park, following a work session on Monday. During that session, Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said that hiring a consultant company would help the town plan additions ...

Shenandoah administrators, teachers ready for opening day

Students will be heading back to Shenandoah County's public schools on Monday. “I'm always excited at this time of year," said Superintendent Mark Johnston. "We have so many positive things happening in Shenandoah County Public Schools.  I can't wait for our students to get ...

Strasburg Town Council to discuss potential park plan

The Strasburg Town Council is set to discuss whether or not to have the town pay a consultant to create a master plan for the town’s park during their work session on Monday. Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said that the master plan would likely focus on a part of the park above the floodplain, ...

Next round of meetings for I-81 corridor improvement announced

A transportation coalition has called for the second round of meetings for the public to hear more about improvements to the Interstate 81 corridor. The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation ...

Vandals hit some Strasburg properties

The Strasburg Police Department has become aware of a string of houses between the 100 and 200 blocks of West Queen Street that were hit by graffiti. Lt. Jason Ford, of the Strasburg Police Department, said that a number of houses in those blocks had spray paint on their fences or signs ...

Council rejects grant proposal to convert Washington to two-way street

STRASBURG — Strasburg Town Council members unanimously rejected a proposal that would have had the town apply for a grant to convert Washington Street into a two-way street. During a special meeting on Monday, council members said that they favored certain safety improvements to Washington ...

Former fire department members reach plea agreement

WOODSTOCK — Former Strasburg Fire Department members Dale King and Nathan Hirschberg pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor during court proceedings on Monday. Both King and Hirschberg reached plea agreements with the Commonwealth’s Attorney that will see them serving ...

Strasburg school alumnus named as state FFA officer

A Strasburg alumnus has been named as a statewide FFA officer. Nathan McDonald, a 2017 graduate from Strasburg High School, has been named state vice president to this year's state officer team. “I am just excited for the year ahead,” McDonald said as he talked from an FFA conference in ...

Council to revisit 2-way Washington Street proposal

The Strasburg Town Council will have a special meeting on Monday to discuss applying for a grant to convert Washington Street into a two-way street, the town announced Thursday, less than a week after council members unanimously stated in a discussion that they were against applying. Town ...

Strasburg poet laureate pick possibly the first for Virginia

STRASBURG — To the best of any town official’s knowledge, there was not a single town in Virginia that had a poet laureate as of last month. The town manager looked into it, the town clerk looked into and the mayor looked into it. All three came up empty. “I’ve been told that ...

Strasburg rejects grant effort for making Washington Street two-way

STRASBURG — Town Council members decided unanimously in their meeting on Monday against applying for a grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation that would aim to convert Washington Street into a two-way street. During Monday’s meeting, Town Council members said that they were ...

Council to vote on allowing ATV repair shops to open downtown

STRASBURG — The Town Council is set to vote on whether or not to allow potential business owners in Strasburg’s downtown district to operate a motorcycle and ATV repair shop upon approval from the Town Council. In a Town Council work session on Monday, most members said that they were in ...

Route 11 Yard Crawl is Aug. 11

The 14th annual Route 11 Yard Crawl, which features items for sale by residents along the 43 miles of U.S. Route 11 in Shenandoah County as well as north to Stephens City in Frederick County, is Aug. 11. “This is Virginia's largest yard sale,” said Sharon Baroncelli, executive director of ...

Warren County schools may expand free lunch at E. Wilson Morrison

FRONT ROYAL — Warren County Public Schools may implement a program that would allow any student in E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School to receive a free breakfast and free lunch regardless of their economic status. In a meeting of the Warren County School Board on Wednesday, Melody ...

Strasburg to discuss potential VDOT grant

The Strasburg Town Council will discuss at its Monday work session whether or not to apply for a grant through the Virginia Department of Transportation to convert a portion of Washington Street from a one-way street to a two-way street. Mayor Rich Orndorff said that, over the years, people ...

On lawyer’s OK, Fire Department to overhaul discipline process

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department will likely have a new set of guidelines for handling discipline. Members of the department’s restructuring committee voted on Thursday to have Town Manager Wyatt Pearson rewrite the department’s bylaws, contingent on approval from the town’s ...

Virtual reality tour participants get a taste of life with dementia

FRONT ROYAL — Donielle Weatherholtz-Palmer, the director of resident services at Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury in Winchester, deals regularly with people who have dementia as part of her job. So she wanted to introduce her staff to something called a “virtual dementia ...

New term begins for Strasburg Town Council

STRASBURG — Four new Strasburg Town Council members and one returning member were sworn in on Tuesday, as the council met for the first time since the new members’ terms began. In a Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Judge Kevin Black of the Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations ...