Shenandoah County

MMA set to graduate top cadet officer

Cadet Lt. Col. Jeffrey Brown, 18, stands outside the painted cannon that is a tradition of graduates to paint during graduation week at  Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock.  Brown is the top commanding graduate in the Class of 2015, which will produce 24 seniors during commencement ceremonies for Saturday.    Rich Cooley/Daily

May 29, 2015

WOODSTOCK — A military education has prepared Cadet Lt. Col. Jeffrey Brown, of Nags Head, North Carolina, for anything he might want to do.

Local groups react to Clean Water rule

May 29, 2015

Wednesday’s ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency caused a wide range of reactions from environmental groups to farming agencies and politicians.

Jail authority meets about Page County

May 28, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Authority met Thursday and discussed a request by Page County to join the regional jail near Front Royal.

Grain producers optimistic for the season

Rolls of hay bales line this field along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River near the bridge in Front Royal after a rain shower Wednesday afternoon. Area hay harvests have been bountiful this spring.   Rich Cooley/Daily

May 28, 2015

Although state numbers might show otherwise, 2015 is looking positive for area grain producers, according to Bobby Clark, Virginia Cooperative Extension agent for the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

A helping hand for caregivers

Linda Olson, right, coordinator of the Shenandoah Agency on Aging's Our Place respite program in Edinburg, leads participants and volunteers in hand strengthening exercises on Wednesday. From left are volunteer Vera Blum and participants Becky Wolverton and Evelyn Sager.  Josette Keelor/Daily

May 27, 2015

EDINBURG — In the fellowship hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church of Edinburg, a respite program called Our Place provides activities for area residents experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting

May 26, 2015

A Fort Valley man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Shenandoah County Circuit Court in the shooting death of Harry Grant Nelson III, 35, of Winchester.

Fledgling program to take flight

George Bowers, pastor at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock, stands beside a 15-passenger van donated by First Baptist in Woodstock. The two churches are among 13 area congregations teaming on Family Promise of Shenandoah County, an interdenominational hospitality program that will help area homeless.  Josette Keelor/Daily

May 22, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Friday morning, Pastor George Bowers of Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock popped the hood of a 15-passenger van donated last year by First Baptist Church of Woodstock. Inside was a nest of newborn birds.

School maintenance staff honored for its efficiency

May 21, 2015

Recently named a Campus Champion by School Dude Inc., the maintenance department for Shenandoah County Public Schools has been recognized for its speed and skill at completing work orders. Shenandoah is one of only 154 chosen as a Campus Champion this year.