Mount Jackson

A memorable night is nigh

Alissa Smith, 16, a Skyline High School junior, holds centerpiece arrangements for tables on Friday afternoon at the Shenandoah Valley Country Club in Front Royal. Students gathered there to decorate the banquet room for their school prom on Friday evening.  Skyline's prom kicks off prom season in the region.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 8, 2016

The excitement begins this month as area high school students prepare for prom season. Discovering the perfect dress, suit, shoes, accessories and hairstyle is a fun adventure for many students who are nearing the end of their high school years. Discovering the perfect dress, suit, shoes, accessories and hairstyle is a fun adventure for many students who are nearing the end of their high school years.

Area preschoolers shovel dirt, lay bricks

Graciel Tapia, 18, a second-year student at Triplett Tech, shows preschooler Benjamin Myers, 4, of Edinburg, how to lay brick down with mortar. Kaley Toy/Daily

February 24, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – Preschoolers in Raelyn Hamilton’s class learned what masons do everyday from students in Gary Kibler’s masonry class at Triplett Tech this week.

Galaxies far, far away

Russell Kohrs, a teacher at Massanutten Governors School in Mount Jackson, looks through this homemade loop antenna designed for use in solar observation. Kohrs and his students are working on a project with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 17, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – Russell Kohrs, environmental science teacher at Massanutten Regional Governor’s School for Integrated Environmental Science and Technology, along with two of his students, will be working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) over the next year.

Council approves rezoning, vision statement

January 12, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – The Mount Jackson Town Council voted to approve the rezoning of approximately 10 acres of agricultural land to limited industrial during Tuesday night’s meeting.

Preschoolers learn how electricity works

Triplett Tech preschoolers Rhett Hamilton, 4, left, and Hannah Dettmer, 4, center, learn about safety precautions from Jacob Stephens, right, a second-year electricity student. Kaley Toy/Daily

January 6, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – Preschoolers in Raelyn Hamilton’s class learned about electricity from students in Dagan Stephens’ electricity class at Triplett

Town set to annex land for mega site

December 30, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – The town’s annexation of 512 acres takes effect tonight but the land’s future development remains uncertain.

Baker Farms adds processing plant

Steve Baker, of Mt. Jackson, looks over a rack of smoked hams that he has in his walk-in freezer of his new hog processing plant.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 18, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – With a long history in producing pork, hog farmer and Shenandoah County Supervisor Steve Baker recently added a processing facility to Baker Farms.

Sustaining the next generation

Debbie Sinclair, co-owner of Sinclair Farm in Mount Jackson, shows off her hydroponic tomato plants to Massanutten Govenor's School students , from left, Autumn  Wild, 17,  of Stanley, Rachel Friedenberg, 17, center, of Mount Jackson, and Maggie Chu, 17, right, of Luray, during a recent tour of the farm. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 31, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – As longtime producers in the area, Debbie and Allen Sinclair, of The Sinclair Farm, relish a role educating future generations about an ever-evolving world of sustainable farming.