Shenandoah County

Central principal a national finalist

Melissa Hensley

June 28, 2016

Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley continues a pattern of success as one of three finalists contending for National Principal of the Year.

Board chair: Raley’s plans ‘not surprising’

June 28, 2016

Karen Whetzel, chairwoman of the Shenandoah County School Board, said that prior to last Wednesday’s board meeting Superintendent Jeremy Raley was being considered for positions in other school divisions.

Outdoorsy fun at leadership camp

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Youth Office Leadership Camp participants Brayden Hovatter, 13, left, of Edinburg, Hayden Raley, 11, center, of Edinburg, and  camp counselor Megan Babcock, 15, right, of Woodstock, talk outside this Dodge Durango that was part of an evidence scene at the  camp at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs last week.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 26, 2016

ORKNEY SPRINGS – A group of Shenandoah County middle school students spent their first full week of summer vacation last week investigating crime scenes and conducting search and rescue missions at Shrine Mont campground.

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.