Strasburg

Council discusses branding, boundary adjustments

January 17, 2017

STRASBURG – Town Council met for a work session Tuesday in which it heard a preliminary presentation from a branding consultant it appointed and discussed a boundary line adjustment.

Council backtracks on Brown building

The town of Strasburg is deliberating what to do with the former Brown house. at left, which was purchased several months ago. The town also owns the former Brills Grocery property, center, and cab stand building at far right. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 4, 2017

STRASBURG – Despite vocal citizen support, Town Council pulled out Tuesday from its tentative plan to gift the Brown building at 218 E. King St. to Lydia’s Clothing Basket, and is taking requests for proposals on the building.

Elections, development mark year for area towns

December 28, 2016

With 2016 all but in the books, a review of the year’s biggest news stories in town government shows that local elections, business dealings and development were some of what topped the region’s concerns.

Sharpe Street becomes one-way road

December 28, 2016

STRASBURG — Town workers converted Sharpe Street into a one-way route going north between Queen Street and King Street on Thursday.

Christmas fire displaces family

December 27, 2016

A Christmas evening fire displaced a family on Bobcat Lane near Strasburg, said Bill Streett, operations chief for Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue.

Strasburg shed destroyed by fire

December 16, 2016

An early morning fire damaged a shed in Strasburg on Friday, said Bill Streett, operations chief for the Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue.

Young artist creates, sells Christmas cards

Madison Lowder, 8, of Strasburg, holds one of her reindeer Christmas cards. The young artist had a series of her cards professionally printed and has sold 100 packs of them in Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 11, 2016

STRASBURG – Budding young artist Madison Lowder is selling hand-drawn Christmas cards to raise money to purchase animals for children in Africa this holiday season.

4H teen to deliver aid to Tennessee

Tiffany Heishman, 15, a Lebanon Church 4H Club member, heaves a bag of feed into the family truck outside Rockingham Coop in Strasburg on Thursday. Tiffany sought out donations of livestock supplies and feed throughout the town for 4H families that suffered losses in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, area due to a fire. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 10, 2016

A Strasburg High School teen and local 4H chapter member is driving down to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, today to help out fellow 4H families who lost their property in the the recent fires there.

Council to vote on permit for brewery

December 6, 2016

STRASBURG – Town Council mulled over the idea of approving a special-use permit application for a brewery to open in town at its work session Monday.

Council, staff discuss town park

December 6, 2016

STRASBURG — Town Council unveiled a rendering of the pavilion at the soon-to-be town park at its work session Monday, leading to discussion between town staff and council about their respective roles.

Council considers gifting Brown building to Lydia’s

December 5, 2016

STRASBURG – After months of contentious back-and-forth regarding the fate of the Brown building at 218 E. King St., council is considering a last-minute deal to gift the property to Lydia’s Clothing Basket.

Strasburg Celebrates the Holidays

The Strasburg High School Choir dropped in on Simply Devine Candles and Decor in Strasburg on Saturday before the Christmas Parade for a bit of carolling.  Jake Zuckerman/Daily

December 4, 2016

The Strasburg High School Choir dropped in on Simply Devine Candles and Decor in Strasburg on Saturday before the Christmas Parade for a bit of carolling. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

Valley Milk raided after probe

A tractor tanker backs into a bay at  Valley Milk Products along Acton Place in Strasburg on Thursday afternoon. The FDA announced that U.S. Marshals recently seized more than 4 million  pounds of dried milk products from the facility after inspectors found unsuitable sanitary conditions inside the plant last September. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 1, 2016

Federal authorities seized millions of pounds of products from Valley Milk Products’ plant in Strasburg as the result of an investigation over the summer that found poor sanitary practices and evidence of salmonella.

Decorating King Street

Adam Palm, left, and Wally Cross, both Strasburg town maintenance employees, hang a snowflake along a pole at the corner of King and Massanutten streets. The crew has been busy decorating the town's utility poles along King Street this week. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 28, 2016

Adam Palm, left, and Wally Cross, both Strasburg town maintenance employees, hang a snowflake along a pole at the corner of King and Massanutten streets. The crew has been busy decorating the town’s utility poles along King Street this week. Rich Cooley/Daily