Shenandoah County

Wiseley appeals dismissal of shooting death case

June 24, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County’s chief prosecutor is appealing a judge’s decision to dismiss a case against a man accused of accidentally shooting and killing a woman in 2014.

Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue chief to retire

Gary Yew

June 23, 2016

Gary Yew, chief of Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue will retire effective September 1 according a press release from Shenandoah County. Yew served as chief for 14 years, beginning his tenure in February of 2002.

Raley resigns from schools

Jeremy Raley

June 22, 2016

The Shenandoah County Public Schools School Board accepted the voluntary resignation of Superintendent Jeremy Raley, effective June 30, at a Wednesday night meeting.

A year in America

Teresa Funkhouser, left, looks on as Karin Miyamoto,  a 4-H foreign exchange student from Japan, packs her bags for her return home on Saturday. Miyamoto attended Strasburg High School and lived with the Funkhouser family in Toms Brook the past year.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 16, 2016

Karin Miyamoto has spent the pst year experiencing the differences between American and Japanese culture through a foreign exchange program.

PASS grades supervisors on education support

June 15, 2016

Today marks the last day of school in Shenandoah County, and for the second year in a row, the Parents’ Alliance for Strong Schools has issued an end of year report card to grade county supervisors on their support for education.

Strasburg passes budget, raises taxes

June 14, 2016

STRASBURG – Town Council adopted its 2016-2017 budget Tuesday night with a 7-1 vote. The $15,531,427 budget solidifies tax hikes on meals, lodging and utilities, as well as increased sewer, water and trash rates.

Paraglider rescued from tree

Shenandoah County firefighter/EMT Mike Gochenour, at left, 40, climbs a 100-foot tree off Woodstock Tower Road on Massanutten Mountain to rescue Thomas Boulier, at right, as his feet rest on a tree limb. His paraglider went down after he launched from the mountain top Monday afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 13, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Fire and rescue workers safely lowered a paraglider stuck in a tree Monday afternoon near Woodstock.

Strasburg senior is ready for a new beginning

Strasburg High School senior Haley Copeland, 18, of Strasburg,  just finished her year as president of the Virginia FCCLA and is looking forward to starting at James Madison University this fall.  Strasburg seniors will graduate Saturday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 9, 2016

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School senior Haley Copeland is looking forward to life after high school, though she admits she’s already had some exciting dream-making moments.