Shenandoah County

50 years behind the wheel

Shenandoah County school bus driver Hilda Vann looks in the rear-view mirror from the driver’s seat of her bus.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 4, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Hilda Vann has been driving Shenandoah County school children to and from school for the past 50 years, and she is not planning on getting out of the driver’s seat anytime soon.

Panel discusses revenue loss

May 4, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County’s Conservation Easement Authority criticized the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday for taking away their funding for land protection.

SVEC hires new president and CEO

Michael Hastings

April 29, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Electric will have its sixth president and CEO in its history, now that Michael Hastings has assumed the title. Hastings replaces current president and CEO Myron D. Rummel, who is retiring.

Higher tax rate may not mean higher bills

April 28, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Even with the higher property tax rate that was approved this week, taxpayers – including members of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors – whose property values decreased shouldn’t see bills increase, and some might pay less.

School Board asked to prioritize expenditures

April 27, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley told School Board members Wednesday evening that they need to reconsider next year’s budget, “knowing that we are faced with a significant reduction of over $2.6 million from what you approved in your budget. It’s not going to be an easy task.”

Board OKs tax hikes, budget

April 26, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders approved tax-rate increases and next year’s budget on Tuesday.

Students put big bad wolf on trial

Rachel Shafer, 11, left, plays Mrs. Sprat and Raea Crabill, Airi Layman, and Elizabeth Galloway, all 10, play the three little pigs in Sandy Hook Elementary's production of "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf." Rich Cooley/Daily

April 25, 2016

STRASBURG – Sandy Hook Elementary School students will be in the courtroom April 28 for their play, The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.