Mount Jackson

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.

Town talks sidewalk project, comprehensive plan

October 15, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – Mount Jackson town officials decided to apply for funding through the Virginia Department of Transport this week to help curb new costs in its sidewalk project.

Taste of Shenandoah expands for fifth year

October 15, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – On Saturday, valley residents will have the opportunity to sample products from local farms, breweries and wineries in the fifth annual Taste of Shenandoah at Cave Ridge Vineyards.

A blessed dedication

Stained glass artisan Charles Barone, of Basye,  stands beside his artwork, which was blessed by Pope Francis during his visit in September. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 24, 2015

Although his works embellish sites like Bond 45 in Times Square, the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex and Yankee Stadium, there’s one honor that stained glass artisan Charles Barone’s work has yet to receive: the pope’s blessing.

Police bust meth operation near Mount Jackson

This is a photo taken at the scene of a drug bust near  Mount Jackson. Four people have been arrested on charges related to possession and  manufacturing of methamphetamine. Photo courtesy of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office

August 27, 2015

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested four Shenandoah Valley residents on several charges related to manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine this week.

Route 11 Chips expansion underway

August 12, 2015

Route 11 Chips has begun work on a $1.1 million project to upgrade its Mount Jackson facility with a second production line and an expanded warehouse.